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1998 Volume 15 Number 2 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 15 -Number 2 • February 1998 covering the world·_Of competition in the dirt •••

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Volume 15 -Number 2 February 1998 DUlliJlil■II Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Editorial AsJistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Jim Baker C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Carol Clark Jim Culp Daryl "No Brakes " Drake John Elkin Homer Eubanks Michelle Halverson Martin Holmes Ralph Mason Daniel Mainzer Jimmy Messick Ron Miller Troy Robinson Bob Rule Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smitl-i Judy Smith Trackside Photo Inc. Art Director Larry Worsham ~ ---Subscription Rates: $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTY TIIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited mate-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 without 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, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. Pie of the Month ... SCORE Show, 1985, then .a big part of the off road r~cing industry and there's Jean absorbing the latest BLM Desert Conservation Area Map, gathering ammunition no doubt. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self.addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Page Salute To SCORE Champions by JohnCalvin .............................................. 8 Glen Helen - Round Eight by Ron Miller ................................................... 20 VORRA Prairie City by Troy Robinson ...................................................... 24 SNORE Buffalo Bill~s 400 by John Calvin ................................................... 26 Glen Helen Pictoral by Ralph Mason ....................................................... : ... 30 M.O.R.E. Wild Turkey by Jimmy Messick .................................................. 32 VORRA Championship Race by Troy Robinson ........................................ 34 MDR Barstow 200 by Jimmy Messick .......................................................... 36 Whiplash Parker 400 by No Brakes Drake .................................................. 42 Happenings .................................................................................................... 5 Checkers Column by the Big Wahzoo ................................. , ....................... 29 Baja Pits by Carl Augustyn & Mike Lerma .................................................. 4 7 MAG 7 News by Stephen Stenberg ............................................................... 47 Good Stuff Directory ............................. : ..................................................... 48 Classified Ads ............................................................................................... 53 Trail Notes ................................................................................................... 54 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................... 55 ON THE COVER: Dani.en Jefferies is the big SCORE Points Champion for 1997, taking his 1600 Jimco to a bunch of great finishes and he was tied for the Toyota True Grit award as well. George Seeley made it look easy, taking the SCORE Class 5 Points Championship and ending up in a dead heat for the Toyota True Grit Award. Go George! Color Photography by Trackside Photo c5ubscribe <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 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Canadian - 1 year $25.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times February 1998 Page3

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1998 Happenings ... 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 P.O Box 392 Calexico, CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 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 de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSlilP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Qu·eensland, 4500, Australia 01 l-18-07-3298-5522 February 21, 1998 Parramatta, NSW March 21, 1998 Brisbane, QLD April 26, 1998 Port Pirie, SA June 6-7, 1998 Finke/Alice Springs, NT June 7, 1998 Sea Lake, VIC July 19, 1998 Kempsey, NSW September 20, 1998 Mt. Gambier, SA November 1, 1998 Goondiwindi, QLD AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Class 10 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P 1 T7 (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 BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highw3y Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 4j7-5775/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 Challenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 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 Dusty Times CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 Maywood, CA 90270 (213) 560-SHOW May 21-25, 1998 Memorial Day Charity Car Show CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA . RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 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, Vf 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr Slwrt Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO. SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC,Mexico USA Jan Wright (011 52 61746834) Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 COLORADO lilLL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cachanillas Off Road Promotions 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, 1998 Joliet, IL August 1-2, 1998 Bark River, Ml August 22-23, 1998 Luxemburg, WI September 4-6, 1998 Crandon, WI September 26-27, 1998 Indianapolis, IN CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line RoadWellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 c::,;e llllinner's Circle Damen Jefferies Captures SCORE Overall Crown 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 Alive And Well! For all the details contact the Off-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 @) KRUPP BlLSTEIN OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road• San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 619/453-7723 • FAX 619/453-0770 February 1998 Pages

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ELLIS DESERT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (760) 256-8059 February 14, 1998 Johnson Valley, CA April 17, 1998 Stoddard Valley, CA August 7, 1998 Johnson Valley December S, 1998 Stoddard Valley ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACING Victoria Galindo Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 011-526-176-6225 April 24-26, 1998 Baja International Short Course Race 011-526-176-6225 October 2-4, 1998 •Baja 1.5 Short Course·Race . 011-526-176-6225 FORDA Horida Off Roaden Drivers' Associaton 2750 Cozumel Drive #1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 ( 407) 254-5167 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 February 7, 1998 The King Lake Superstition, CA March 28-29, 1998 Buzz Bomb Salton City, CA May 23, 1998 Fud 200 Plaster City West, CA July 2S, 1998 Conquista Gran Carrera Tecate, Baja, MX October 31, 1998 Superstition 250 Lake Superstition, CA December 31, 1998 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 Glen Helen Short Course Championship Series February 22, 1998 Round 1 April S, 1998 Round 22 June 14, 1998 Round 3 July 12, 1998 Round4 August 16, 1998 Round5 September 13, 1998 Round 6 October ZS, 1998 Round 7 November 22, 1998 Round8 Contact: BBM Marketing Promotions P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 91760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA Great Planes Off Road Racing Association 13621 Pierce St. Omaha, NE 68144-1122 (402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 6716 N. 106th St. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 4964846 Eve. (AU races are short course, stadium style. Classes: Trophy, II-1600, 5, 7S, land Quads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O . Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 ( AU events staged at the club grounds in Clet1es. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O . Box 8105 St. Paul, MN 55108 Steve Beddor (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. Page& P.O. Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (714) 364-0515 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (604) 374-7175 days · Randy (604) 579-9621 eves. Keidl (604) 828-1795 anytime (AU Events start 7 miles NW of Kamloops) LI.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 JimAruta (408) 247-4402 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, Ml 48813 (517) 543-7214 March 1, 1998 17th Annual Dune Bug & VW Trade ' Show Lansing Center, Lansing Ml (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M. T .B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 62 7-6200 MICHELIN PRO RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 February 27-28, 1998 Sno•Orift Atlanta, MI Henry Joy (616) 439-0779 March 14-15, 1998 Doo Wop III &IV+ Olympia, WA Ray Damitio (360) 249-6173 April 18-19, 1998 Little Creek Casino Wild West Pro Rally Olympis, WA Bob Grass (206)872-9696 May 8-9, 1998 Rim of the World Palmdale, CA Paula Gibeault (760) 375-8704 June S-6, 1998 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA John McArthur (716) 447-7742 July 31-August 2, 1998 Maine Forest Rally Rumford;ME John Buffum (802) 655-5768 August 28-29, 1998 Ojibwe Forests Pro Rally Memidji,MN Beryl Ann Burton (612) 529-6821 October 2-3, 1998 Presccitt Forest Rally Prescott, AZ Jeff Hendricks (520) 445-3218 October 23-24, 1998 D&N Bank Lake Superior Pro Rally . Houghton, MI Kevin DeLoughery (906) 226-8847 MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION . MAORA Press: Dirty Dave Cronin (618) 765-2199 VP: Walter Flack (217) 987-6568 LTOR-Lincoln Trail OffRoaders Pres: Brad Key (217) 446-4556 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Produced lry Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING P.O. Box 1863 Glendora, CA 91741 (626) 914-7029 Phone (626) 914-9169 Fax Only February 27-28, 1998 Wild Wash 250 Barstow, CA April 17-18, 1998 Ridgecrest 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 19-20, 1998 Lucerne 400 Lucerne, CA August 14-lS, 1998 Spangler 200 Ridgecrest, CA October 30-31, 1998 Barstow 200 Barstow CA M.OR.E. Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts 25277 W. Main St., Suite 283 Barstow, CA 92311 (760) 253-4453 March 13-14, 1998 Lucerne Valley, CA May 1-2, 1998 Ridgecrest, CA June 19-20t1998 Location BA July 31-August 1, 1998 · Barstow, CA September 2S-26, 1998 Location TBA November 20-21, 1998 Lucerne Valley, CA MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barret 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 730-9221 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. # 1 -Bo:d80 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 AU races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take I-10 Horizon Blt1d. exit east 12 miles OIDO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 JimKendel (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichbourne, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 630-963-4810 900-PRO RACE January 31, 1998 Phoenix, AZ February 7, 1998 Las Vegas, NV February IS, 1998 San Diego, CA February 28, 1998 Minneapolis, MN March 14, 1998 Saint Louis, MO PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PROTRUCK RACING ORGANIZATION (619) 449-6252 March 7, 1998 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV March 28, 1998 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA April 11, 1998 New Mexico State Univ. Stadium Albuquerque, NM May 9, 1998 B.C. Place Vancouver, Canada May 16, 1998 Tacoma Dome Seattle, WA . May 17, 1998 Mile High Stadium Denver,CO TBA Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. Box277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SCORE SCORE International / 22287 Mulholland Highway, Suite 405 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 January JO-February 1, 1998 4th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV March 20-21, 1998 12th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 February 1998 San Felipe, B.C., Mexico June S-7, 1998 29th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico July 17-18, 1998 27th SCORE Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 11-13, 1998 3rd SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 Primm, NV November 11-14, 1998 31st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja Norte to La Paz, B.C., Mexico SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 February 20-22, 1998 SNORE Bottom Dollar Las Vegas, NV April 17-191 1998 Buffalo Bill s 400 Primm, NV(Stateline) May 29-31, 1998 KC HiLites Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV August 14-lS, 1998 NAPA Auto Parts Ely,NV September ZS-27, 1998 29th Annual SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV October 30-31, 1998 Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4WHEELERS Race Division Keith Stewart (714) 522-1899 S.C.T.A. Southern California Timing Association Office Manager: Mary Carson 2285 Tracy Avenus Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 526-a805/Fax:(805) 584-8518 Internet: SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (AU Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011) 788-5138 Fax (011 ) 880-2170 SODA Short Course Off Road Drivers Association Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 453-SODA May 23-24, 1998 Lake Geneva Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI 414-248-8566 July 11-12, 1998 Lake Geneva Off Road Nationals Lake Geneva, WI 414-248-8566 August lS-16, 1998 Mississippi Valley Off Road Challenge Davenport, Iowa 815-778-3641 August 29-30, 1998 United Off Road Racing Challenge .Morrison, II 815-778-3641 September 19-20,1998 Wisconsin Off Road Festival Finals Oshkosh, WI 920-924-6805 SWORDS South West Off Road Racing Desert Series 4209 So. CR 1300 Odessa, TX 79765 Mike Parker (915) 337-3437 (All races held at Notrees, TX 25 miles west of Odessa. TX) TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UORRA United_OffRoad Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (AU et1ents at Owego Motor Sports Park, Rte. 434, Owego, NY) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 March 28-29, 1998 Season Opener Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA April 2S-26, 1998 Spring Special Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA May 23-2S, 1998 Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV June 20-21, 1998 Top Gun 300 Desert Race Fallon, NV July 2S-26, 1998 Top Gun Twilight Race Fallon, NV September S-7, 1998 Yerington to Fallon & Back Yerington, NV October 10-11, 1998 Fall Short Course Race Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA October 31-November 1, 1998 1998 Championship Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Sumas WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire P.O. Box376 Adamsburg, PA (412) 527-6556 WIDPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602) 971-3730 February 14, 1998 Tecate 100 Rocky Point, MX March 14, 1998 Gila Monster Gila Bend, AZ May 23, 1998 Rock to Rock Rocky Point, MX September S, 1998 Snowflake Snowflake, AZ October 10, 1998 Vulture Mine Wickenburg, AZ November 7, 1998 Point to Point Rocky Point, MX WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414)426-0470/(414) 982-7306 Attention Race&Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTI TIMES free! It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happep to be on your club mailiing list. Don't call, but mail your 1998 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4404. Dusty Times

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Salute to 1997 Desert Champions By John Calvin ,t [;amen Jefferies is the 1997 SCORE Points Champion, taking his 1600 car to one win, (Baja 500), a third, two fourths, a fifth and two sixth places and that gave him the points and a tie for the Toyota True Grit first place award. The 1997 off road racing season is and Mark McMillin finished fifth. over and the time has come again for Class 8 trucks were next off the our annual synopsis of the year. Fo-line and it was Brian Collins in front, cusing again on SCORE we will at- followed by teammate Dale White tempt to give you the highlights of with Dave Wes them in the third 1997 and, time permitting, we will go Chevy while Ashley/Smith were con-on to some other organizations for tending with flats in their Ford. their results too. Brian increased his lead to five SCORE opened their season at minutes on lap 2, Dale still in sec-Parker the last weekend in January ond, Ashley and Smith were up to and over 150 cars answered the call, third and Steve Sourapas, in his first distributed in 18 classes with 26 en- truck race was up to fourth in his tered in Class 10 and Class 1 and 1/ Dodge. 2-1600 had 22 entries each so it made Collins lost the steering box on the · for some formidable competition. last lap and the rear end, handing the Thecoursewas337 miles in length win to Dale White. Dave Vanyo fin-and the weather gods smiled on the ished second in their Ford and Lon-racing group, by being overcast with nie Helmbolt was third while Ash-a wind, but no rain. They started one leytSmith finished a long fourth. at a time, 30 seconds apart. Class 10 was next and although the First away were the Trophy Trucks class has been split, segregating the and Jeff Lewis led the first lap, LeDuc VW bearri type suspension with VW · and Mike Tieman just behind. The air cooled motors, now called Herbsts had shock problems, they SCORE Lites or Class 12. The real were well behind and the Letners Class 1 Os were off and after lap 1 it were changing a tranny. was Jerry Penhall in the lead, followed Lewis blew the motor on lap 2, by Rod Muller, Robert Harman and Tieman disappeared and LeDuc had Chris Harrold with Larry Foddrill/Jim it all made, just finish and win, and Greenway holding fifth place. he did, and took third overall. In so Penhall's lead had grown to five doing the Herbst's were second and minutes at the end of lap 2 with the Letner's took the third position. Muller still'second, the Zupanovich's In Class 1, an unknown, name of in third and Foddrill/Greenway in John Herda appeared on the scene fourth. and although he started 24th in class, Penhall disappeared on the last lap at the end of the firstlap he was sixth and the win was taken by Muller/ on the road and first in class with the Halliday. Second place went to likes of Troy Herbst and Bob Gor- Harman, just two minutes behind; don trying in vain to catch him. the Zupanovich team was third, At the end of the second lap Hernquist was fourth, Foddrill/ Herder was second on the road, Greenway were fifth. Herbst was in front of him but not Class 5 saw Pete Sohren in the lead on corrected time, Bob Gordon was after lap 1 with George Seeley just third, the Wilson's were fourth and behind, while Enrique Ruiz ran in Doug Fortin, Jr. was fifth. third and Mike Jakobsen ran in On the last lap, Herbst ran like a fourth. man possessed to outrun Herder but At the end of lap 2 Seeley was in it was not to be, he crossed the line the lead, Sohren was half a minute first but Herder arrived 37 seconds behind, Jakobsen ran in third while later and was first in class and first Ruiz fell to fourth. · overall as well.Troy was second, Bob The finish saw Seeley taking the Gordon was third, Ray Croll fourth win, Sohren had problems and was Pages 15 minutes behind and Jakobsen took third place. SCORE Lites, air cooled Class 10 cars left next and the leader after lap 1 was Arturo Honold. He was just seconds ahead of J.C. Dean and the Goerke brothers running second, Tom Ridings was third and Jay Reichart ran fourth. Honold continued his lead after · lap 2, running a few minutes ahead of Dean and the Goerkes. George Erl had moved into third and Clay Flip-pin was fourth. Honold had front end problems on the last lap and he watched Dean/ Goerke go by for the win. Second was Dalke and Cobb, Ridings was third and fourth went to George Erl. The first lap leaders of the 1/2-1600 class were Frank Rusich and Gary Gall, just six seconds ahead of Scott Webster/Rodney Wolfe and they were just ahead of Bekki Free-man in her Bunderson. Jason Hatz took the lead on lap 2, Craig Forrest and John Prosser moved into second spot, DamenJefferies was up to third followed by Gus Vildo-sola and Charlie Watters in their new Jimco. Rusich/Gall fell to fifth and were never seen again, Bekki had two flats on the same side at the same time and her motor was losing power. Other than that, she was in great "shape!" H_atz took the checkers; a big win in his new car while Forrest/Prosser took the silver medal, five minutes short of the win; DamenJefferies was third. Fourth place went to Burton/ Bruinsma and Vilgosola/Watters were fifth. Protrucks were next up and Steve Barlow set sail in his Ford and he werit on with only helmet pumper trouble to bother him. The ex Class 5 team of Michael James and Mike Kaliki ran second early on and Scott Steinbergenan in third while Ryan Thomas was trying to get used to his brand new Dodge. February 1998 Barlow held his lead through lap 2, Ryan Thomas moved into second spot and Chuck Harris was third in his Chevy. Steinberger had small troubles that were hampering his ef-fort and Harris was haying tire trouble. Barlow took and was 12th overall as well. James and Kaliki were second, a long way back and Steve Miller was third in his Chevy. Next to go was Class 7 and Larry Roeseler drove his Chevy all the way and it was his day. The Ford of Chris and Rick Taylor ran second at the end of lap 1 while Tracy Rubio and Scott Murphy held third in their Ford. At the end of lap 2 Roeseler had two hours on the Taylors, Bob Land lost the engine and Rubio,.Murphy were out. Damien Mavis and Pat Arnold were now third after all sorts bf problems. Roeseler, having a perfect day went on to take the win while the Taylors faded away and Mavis and Arnold moved into the second spot. Class 7S didn't have much of an entry but it was still a good race. Brady Helm and Bob Graham had their Toyota in the lead at the end of the first lap with Bruce Landfield and Brett Turley running in second, about five minutes behind. Helm/Graham made some repairs on lap 2 but still held a 15 minute lead at the end of the lap and on the final lap, they were forced to slow because of suspension problems but still took the gold medal with the Landfield/T urley truck close behind. In Class 5-1600 lap 1 belonged to Mario and Danny Ledezma and they led Red Burgin and Rich Fersch. Third was Guillermo Quintero/Fran-cisco Ortiz, Eric and Shane Pavolka were fourth. Lap 2 had the Ledezmas still in the lead, Burgin and Fersch were second while Gerardo lribe and his dad Car-los were now into third. The Pavolkas • Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. were out and Omboli was up to fourth. On lap 3 the Ledezmas lost an al-ternator but followed through for the win with Burgin-and Fersch ten min-utes back, but they were DQ'd later which moved the lribes into second place and Omboli finished third. In Class 9 Faulkner/Poole had the lead, Rich Richardson was second and third was Geiser/Pierce and Pierce, while Lobsam Yee was run-ning in fourth. At the end of lap 2 it was still Faulkner/Poole, Rich was still second and Geiser/Pierce were still third and Yee was still fourth. The Faulkner/Poole combo took the win in Class 9, Rich Richardson was second, Geiser/Pierce was third, Hovey/Christensen moved up to fourth and the Y ees were fifth. In Stock Full the first lap leader was David Sykes, Steve Olliges/Rob-ert Hayley came next and then Dar- · ren Oliver/Rick Griffith in the third spot. Sykes had a 20 minute lead at the end of lap 2, Olliges was second and Marc Stein had moved into third and Oliver had dropped to fourth. Sykes went on for the win, Stein had moved into second spot and 01-liges was in third place. Stock Mini Trucks saw Scott RusselltScott Felt in the lead after lap 1, Greg Foutz,.Mike Martin were in second, then came Steve Williams and Al Harris. On the second lap Foutz moved into the lead with Williams moving into second, Russell dropped to third and Leo Brown,.Mike Homer were in fourth place. . Williams took the lead on lap 3 and took the checkers with Russell taking second. Then the tech people decided there were things they didn't like on the first two trucks, so they were DQ'd and there was no winner. But Foutz showed up after many problems and was declared the win-ner and later Brown showed up for second place. Class 3 only had two entries and Darren Skilton led lap 1 with Todd/ Jim Gatrell in second. the Gatrells led lap 2 and came in for the finish while Skilton was hav-ing problems and finished in second spot. Class 11 was led by Horacio/Ro-man Pereyra, Dennis Sletten/robert Henderson in second place and Eric/ Albert Solarzano were in the third spot. The Solarzanos disappeared on lap 2, the Pereyras stayed in front and Terry Kiely/Chris Woodward moved up into second. The Pereyras went in for the win, and Kiely took the second spot. There were only two Sportsmen, both in Class 9 and Jim/John Bridger took the win. Now off we go to the San Felipe 250. In the month of March 168 brave souls turned out for the 238 mile San Felipe race. The course was extra rough for a Baja race, lots of dust and silt and the attrition rate was high, only 99 cars finished the race. The weather was perfect, clear and cool and except for the visibility on the course, it was an ideal situation. Bikes and A TVs left the start at 0600 and the cars and trucks were off the line at 0800, one at a time, every 30 seconds. (Continued on page 10) Dusty Times

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George Seeley took the Championship Points in Class 5, winning no less than five races coupled with a second and a third place finish. George also tied for the first place in the Toyota True Grit award. First to go were the Trophy Trucks and about 25% into the coiirse Larry Ragland had a slim two minutes on Curt LeDuc who was just ahead of Ed and Tim Herbst and they were followed by Mike Tieman, so it was close at 'this point. At about half way Ragland's lead over LeDuc was three minutes with Herbst and Tieman still in third and fourth. At mile 211 Ragland was still three minutes up on LeDuc and the Herbst brothers were still third. Ragland was first across the line but LeDuc came in right behind him and on corrected time took the class win by one minute and three seconds and the overall; Ragland finished second, and the Herbsts came in for third about a half hour later. . Class 1 was next away and it was a herd of 21 cars. About a quarter way into the course John Herder was in the lead. At the halfway mark, Herder had about four minutes on Bob Gordon. Charlie Townsley was running third, . Tom Ebberts was fourth and Ray Croll was fifth .. Curt LeDuc won the Championship in the Trophy Truck division, compiling three wins, a second, a third, a fourth and a fifth place for the title. Troy Herbst won the championship in Class 1, his only win was the Fireworks in July but consistent finishes got him the gold medal. · . Page 10 February 1998 At mile 211 Herder had five min-utes on Gordon, Croll had moved up to third and Jerry Whelchel was in fourth. Herder had no problems and con-tinued on for his second win of the season. Bob Gordon ran qut of gas but still took second while Ray Croll was third and Whelchel was fourth.' Eleven Class 8 trucks answered the bell, ran in very heavy dust, and at the halfway mark it was Larry Plank in the lead, four minutes up on Jeff Stower, Brian Collins ran third and Dave Ashley was in fourth position. At the south end of the course Dan Smith had the lead, Brian Collins was second and Stower was now in third and Dave Westhem had moved into fourth place. At the finish it was Ashley/Smith on top, Brian Collins was second, Stower was third, Westhem had fourth and Dale White was a long way out in fifth. Class 10 left next, only nine of them at San Felipe and at the half-way mark it was John Phillips, four minutes later came Jim Pierce. Jerry Penhall was in third and Rod Muller brought up fourth place. At mile 211 Phillips still had the lead, Pierce still held onto second position, Robert Harman had moved up into third, Muller was fourth and Larry Fod.rill ran fifth. Phillips had a trouble free race and took the win with ease, six minutes in front of Pierce, Harman took the third spot and Muller ran just out of the money. Class 5 also had nine starters and although George Seeley had the early lead, by the halfway mark Pete So-hren had the point, Seeley was less than a minute back, Danny Reider was third and Enrique Ruiz held the fourth spot. Soliren and Seeley were literally wheel to wheel for quite a while and Sohren did take the win, Seeley had his whole day go from bad to worse and took second, over an hour in ar-rears, Mike Jakobsen was third and Ruiz was first out of the money. SCORE Lites were next off the line and for the first 50 miles or so it was a tight pack, but as they settled into position Joel Whitted had a minute and a half on Tom Ridings who was only five seconds ahead of Arturo Honold and then came Ruben Lopez in the fourth position. Whitted still had the lead at mile 211 but Ridings was only a half minute behind him while Honold was still in third but farther back now, and Ron Dalke had moved into fourth spot. -Whitted went on to take the win, having a good day. Ridings ran out of fuel near the finish but once gassed took second spot, only two minutes in arrears. Honold took the bronze , and Dalke remained in the fourth spot. There were 24 entries in 1/2-1600 and they ran almost as a pack through mile 38 with Mark Ruddis holding a slim lead. At 108 miles Ruddis had a minute and a half on Frank Rusich, Darnen Jefferies was in third, Patrick Burton ran fourth and Vic Bruckmann was in the fifth spot. At mile 211, Ruddishad fourmin-u tes on Rusich and Bruckmann' s co-driver, Dean Bayerle had moved into third place. Jefferies was in fourth and Burton was in the fifth spot. . At the finish it was Ruddis, still four minutes in front of Rusich and Bruckmann/Bayerle had the bronze medal, Jefferies was fourth and Bur-ton finished in fifth place. Brian McGinnis had center punched a gi-ant cactus and was imprisoned in his car ..and the medical team pulled spines out of him for an hour and he was one unlucky and sick puppy. Be well! Protrucks were next off and six of them answered the bell. Early on, Scott Steinberger and Steven Miller were neck and neck but by mile 108 Chuck Harris had taken the lead and had Michael James in his wake, fol-lowed by Steinberger. By mile 211 Harris had over two hours on the second place truck of Steinberger who had just a few min-utes on James and Steve Miller was in fourth. Harris sidestepped major problems and took the gold medal. Steinberg-er took the silver, nearly two hours in arrears while James was only a few minutes back in third all competing in on.e of the better races of the day. Class 7 was next off and Larry Roe-seler went into the lead early and at the top of Diablo Dry Lake had an hour on Gary Mecham. Chris and Rich Taylor were in third, a few min-utes further back. Roeseler lost and replaced the tranny and at mile 211 the Taylors were in the lead, Bob Land was run-ning second and Roeseler was a long third. The Taylors had a few problems on the last leg but still took their first win, Land was in _second spot and Roeseler took the third position. Class 7S had a limited entry and Brady Helm and Bob Graham had some problems during the day but the race was theirs to win and win it they did in eight hours flat. Class 5-1600 was another big class and at 40 miles into the race the Iribe family had the lead, followed by Steve Meszkiewicz/Rick St. John and then literally tied were Hughes, Arambula and Ledezma. At mile 108 the Ledezmas were in front, then came Hughes and Aram-bula was in third, followed by J,A./ Manual Cavarrubias while Carlos Davila/Jorge Vargas were in the fifth spot. At mile 211 it was still a close race. John,Brindell/Howard Hughes were. at the front, Arambula was now sec-_ond anc:1'-the Ledezmas were third, Davila/Vargas held fourth and the Covarrubias group was in fifth. · Arambula actually crossed the fin- . ish line first but the rear starting Brin-dell/Hughes car arrived seconds later for the big class win, Arambula sec-ond, Ledezma for third, Davila/ Vargas fourth and Covarrubias in the fifth spot. Class 9 was next to start and it was a relatively small field. Early on it was a close battle between Lacarra/May-oral and Pfankuch/Dietrich but the latter disappeared before mile 108. Daniel Mora was second and Lobsam Yee held the third spot. At mile 211 Lacarra still led, Mora was four minutes back in second, Rich Richardson had moved into third and the Y ees were fourth. Lacarra took the win, Mora fin-ished two minutes behind, Richard-son was third, Yee took fourth and McLean/Breedlove were in the fifth spot. Stock Full was next and at the top of the dry lake Christine Reno/ Manny Esquerra were in front, next came David Sykes, followed by Hay-ley/Olliges, Marc Stein was fourth. At mile 211 Reno/Esquerra still had the lead, Stein had moved into second, Hayley/Olliges third and Sykes was in fourth. · Just short of the finish Reno had major problems and Stein took the class win. Second was Hayley/Olliges, Sykes took the third spot and Reno took fourth after repairs. Dusty Times

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Stock Mini left next' and at mile 108 it was Steve Williams, followed by Foutz/Wheeler with Leo Brown in the third spot. At mile 211 Williams had a half hour lead over Brown and Clive Skil-ton/John Kearney ran third. At the finish Williams was the win-ner, Brown remained in second and Skilton took the bronze medal. Class 3 had a four vehicle entry but the only one we spotted throughout the race was Darren Skilton who had lots of problems but took the class win after a very long day. The venerable Class 1 ls ran the full course at San Felipe. At mile 108 Horacio/Roman Pereyra had the lead, Victor/ Angel Barajas were next and Gerardo Montijo ran third. At mile 211 Barajas moved into the lead, Montijo was in the second spot and Pereyra had dropped to third. The Barajas team was the winner, Miguel Mexio/Oscar Corona took the second spot and with the Pereyra team only a second behind in third, a great race. In the Sportsman classes Rod Fantelli/Charlie Bignell took Class 7, Miguel Gonzalez won 5-1600 whjle the ever effervescent Walter Prince brought the Candy Cane car home first in Class 1 and in 1/2-1600 John and his son, J.E. Becker, took the honors. Read on for the recap on the Primm 300. Late in Aprii more than 150 en-trants appeared at Primm, Nevada for the second annual Primm 300. The course was 89 miles in length and the three laps run made it a 267 mile run for the gold. The weather gods coop-erated, there was a nice breeze and the weather wasciefinitely mild. First off the line at dawn were the Trophy Trucks, one at a time every 30s.econds. Tim and Ed Herbst led the first lap, just three minutes ahead of Curt LeDuc, and Ron Brant was thitd in Danny Letner's truck which was run- · ning with a six cylinder motor." The Herbsts dropped out on lap 2 with major motor problems _an:d this put LeDuc into the lead, Brant/Let- · ner were second and John Swift/ Steve Olliges were running third. LeDuc continued to lead and he took the checkered flag, followed in by Brant/Letner while SwifuOlliges took third. Jeff Lewis had major prob-lems but still took the fourth slot and Mike Tieman was fifth. Class 1, Unlimited had 25 entrants looking for the win and there was some great racing during the day. Mark Post was the first lap leader, followed by Mike Julson, just a minute in arrears. Jeff Darland was just another 10 seconds back in third, Troy Herbst was fourth and Butch Arciero was in the fifth position. The second lap was an equalizer, Post disappeared, Arciero broke an axle and Julson took the lead with Tom/Steve Martin in second. Bill Pate/Brian Ewalt were in third and Herbst was still in the fourth slot. Julson had some trouble on the last lap and it cost him the overall but he soldiered on for the Class 1 win. Pate/ Ewalt finished in second place and Herbst took the third position with a very sick engine. The Martins had troubles too, but still grabbed fourth place and Nick Baldwin moved up to fifth. . 1/2-1600 had a good sized group, 28 cars taking the green flag. At the end of lap 1 it was a tie between Bekki Freeman and Vic Brockmann. Jer-emy Gubler was tunning in third, Brian Steele was fourth and Mark Ruddis was fifth. Dusty Times Brockmann.disappeared on lap 2 and now it was Freeman alone in first place, a minute and a half ahead of Gubler. Rick Paquette had moved into third place and Kenny Freeman, Jr., Bekki's brother was into fourth and Steele had dropped to fifth. There were problems for lots of folks on lap 3 and when the dust cleared it was Paquette/Maurer tak-ing the checkers, Craig Forrest was five minutes later in second and bro-ken suspension Bekki took third, the Steele brothers were fourth and Don Lampus was fifth. Class 3 only had two entries and the Chevy of the Gatrells didn't make a lap, leaving the win to Darren Skil-ton who had some major problems but got them fixed and took the win. Class 5 was next up and Pete So-hren took the first lap lead, three minutes ahead of George Seeley while Mike Jakobsen was running third. Sohren had big troubles on the second lap and Seeley moved into the lead, 15 minutes in front ofJakobsen and Neal Grabowski ran in third. Seeley came in for the win, report-ing no major troubles. Brian/Dana Dague came in second and Jakobsen finished third. Class 5-1600 had 28 starters and at the finish of lap 1 Danny/Nfario Ledezma were in the lead, Eric/Shane Pavolka were eight minutes back in second while Victor Orellana/Juan Delgado held third and Miguel Quintero/Francisco Ortiz were fourth. The Ledezmas held their lead on lap 2 but the Pavolkas were closing the gap, Quintero moved into third and Gerardo/Carlos lribe were now in fourth. The Ledezmas· lost the tranny on the last lap and the Pavolkas took the win, Quintero/Ortiz took the second spot and the Ledezmas were third. Class 7 saw La!lY Roeseler in front on lap 'I, then_ ca.file Bob Land/Mike Jenkins ins'econd, Damien Mavi$ was running third and Gary Mecham was fourth. · Roeseler continued to lead on lap 2, while almost everybody else had problems. Mavis moved up to 'second and Tracy Rubio now ran in third. Roeseler came in trouble free for the win, Mavis was out, Rubio was out, Mecham came in for the silver medal and Bob Land got the bronze for third. The first lap 7S lead belonged to Don McCarthy, Brady Helm/Bob Graham were second after lots of probletn5, Steve Ghamari was a long· third. McCarthy had no problems and still led after lap 2 and Helrn;Graham were closing but McCarthy went on for the win with Helrn;Graham tak-ing the second spot. Class 8 had Brian Collins in the lead after lap 1, Dale White ran sec: ond, Larry Plank was third and David W estham held the fourth position. Collins had a 20 minute lead after lap 2, White was still in second, Plank ran third and W estham was still fourth. Collins ran the perfect race and took his first Class 8 win, White took second, still 20 minutes behind, Plank took the third spot and W estham fin-ished fourth. Class 9 saw Lobsam and Eli Yee take the first lap lead,· two minutes ahead of Chuck Hovey Martin Chris-tensen and then came Rich Richard-son in third. Lap 2 had the Y ees still in front of the pack, Richardson had moved into second, Hovey was in third. The Y ees went on for the win, Mark Bunderson had flown through Chuck Harris won the championship in Protruck, driving the good looking truck to one win at San Felipe and many good finishes during the season. the pack into ~econd place while Daniel Mora/Ramon Castro took the third place finish. In Class 10, Bill Hemquist led at the end of lap 1, just 19 seconds ahead of Mike Halliday. Chris Harrold was third and Dwight Lundell was fourth. Hemquist got with it and opened his lead up to five minutes on lap 2. Harrold was now in second Lundell was third and Robert Harman had moved into fourth. Hemquist took the win (a remark-able third overall), Harrold was still second (fifth overall) Harman was third, Halliday finished fourth. SCORE Lites left next and Rob-bie/Billy Goerke were the first lap leaders, Joel Whitted was four sec-onds in arrears Dan Bentle came in third, Stanley Steele was fourth and Rob MacCachren/Danny Andeson wee fifth. . Lap 2 saw MacCachren move into the lead, Bentley was in second and Whitted was in third and the Goerkes dropped to fourth. Anderson took the win, the Goerkes got in for second place, Continued on a e 12 · Danny Ledezma amassed no fewer than one win, three seconds, two thirds and a fifth place finish during the '97 season and won the 5-1600 championship. February 1998 Page 11

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The Class 7 Championship belongs to Larry Roese/er, four wins to his credit in '97 and he and his Chevy earned the title. Whitted was in third and Gene Orie-in 18 minutes later, James was third MacCachren/Hayley breezed in for pentrog took the fourth spot. but lost a position on an infraction, the win, Stein had lots of troubles but There was only one Class 11 entry dropping hun to fourth and that put still took second and nobody else and Victor/Angel Barajas took the Scott Steinberger into the third spot. made it in. win. In Stock Full, Robert Hayley led Stock Mini was next, Leo Brown Protrucks saw Steve Barlow leading lap 1, David Sykes came next, Marc leading lap -1 with Steve Williams ,:i~er ~ 1, Chuck Harris was second Stein was third. second and John Kearney in third. andMikeJamesranthirdandtheycon- Stein led on lap 2, MacCachren Brown dropped way back on lap tinued in that order for lap 2. was in second in Hayley's truck and 2, Kearney took the lead, Williams Barlow took the win Harris came Dale S kes moved u to third. moved into second Brown was a dis-The Helm/Graham combination took home all the marbles in Class 7S, accumulating four wins, two seconds and a third for the championship. tam third. Kearney gave the wheel to Clive Skilton and they continued on to the win, Williams took second, some.10 minutes behind the leader and there were no more finishers. In Sportsman, Bob/Steve Rule took 1/2-1600, Ray Gibson took 5-1600 and Glen/Thomas Greer took SCORE Lites. The Baja 500 is next. The Baja 500 was launched again in June and 170 cars took the green flag for a great 470 mile race. There was rain the night before the race but race day was clear until late in the evening when the rain commenced again. First off the line were the Trophy Trucks and Ivan Stewart had his truck outfitted with the new VB mo-tor and it sure did perform. At the 200 mile mark Ivan was in the lead, Jeff Lewis was 15 minutes behind, Ed/fun Herbst were in third and Larry Ragland was already out. At 300 miles Ivan still led, Lewis was still in second, Carlos Ramos was in third. Ivan took the win, very pleased with his new motor. Lewis was booby-trapped just before the finish but still got second, Ramos was third and Danny Letner/Ron Brant took the fourth position. Class 1 was next and at 200 miles Doug Fortin had the lead, Frank Ar-ciero/Bob Gordon were three min-utes back. Mark McMillin was in third and Mike Julson held fourth. At 300 miles Fortin and Julson had disappeared and McMillin was in the lead, just ahead of Arciero. Ronny Wilson/Lee Patten were in third, fol-lowed by Nick Baldwin and Charlie/ Rudy Townsley were fifth. Gordon finished first but McMil-lin slid in on corrected tune and took the win. Wilson was third and the T ownsleys finished in the fourth spot. · Class 8 was next and they really had a go. At 200 miles Dave West- · hem was in the lead, Dale White was half a minute back and Brian Collins was just behind him. Mike Lund/ Steve Sourapas was fourth and David Ashley was still trying to get his sea-son going. White continued on for the win, W esthem was second and Brian Col-lins was third. Sourapas finished fourth and was fa the fifth spot over-all. · Class 10 was next and Chris Harrold and Kevin Basore had the lead at 200 miles. John Piullips was second and Ron/f ravis Brookshire were third. At 300 miles Harrold was a half hour in front of Phillips, Brookshires were in third spot. Harrold took the win, Phillips was less than one hour behind and Brook-. shire took third. In SCORE Lites, John Watkins/ George Erl had the lead at 200 miles, Tom Ridings was in second, Scott Jones was third and Cain Smead was fourth. At 300 Watkins still had a half hour lead, Ridings was still second, Smead was third and Jones was fourth. Watkins/Erl took the win, Smead was second, an hour back, Jones was third and Jason Cobb/Ron Dalke were fourth. Protrucks saw Steve Barlow in the lead at 200 miles, Scott Steinberger was right behind and Mike Cook was third. At 300 miles Barlow still led, Stein-berger was just behind, Ryan Tho-mas was third and Cook ran fourth. Steinberger took the lead and took Ashley/Smith were the Class B combo to beat, but they couldn't be beaten and the championship was theirs in '97 with one . the checkered flag, Barlow was a half .• win and ·lots of.good finishes. · . . . hour behind, Cook_ was ~d _and the . _Page 12 Februa.rv. 1$98 last of the finishers. Class 5 was next away and at the 200 mile mark Mike Jakobsen had the lead, George Seeley was next and Enrique Ruiz was third, only mo-ments behind Seeley. By mile 300, Jakobsen had 4 7 min-utes on Ruiz and Seeley had prob-lems and was a long third. Jakobsen took the win, Ruiz was an hour and a half down and Seeley recovered from a rollover and fin-ished a very long third. In 1/2-1600 L.J. Kennedy was the leader at 200 miles, Darnen Jefferies was 45 seconds back, Robert Landry/ Michael Bell were in third with Jun Knuckles/John Currier running fourth. Jefferies took the lead, Knuckles was second, 23 minutes behind. Brian McGinis/Randy Ross were third and. Scott Webster/Jim Dizney ran in fourth. Coming in from Ojos Negros, Jef-feries took the class win (13th over-all). Knuckles came in second, McGinnis was third and Webster just made it. Class 7 started but only one of them made it to the finish. Larry Roeseler held the early lead, Gary Mecham was second and Bob Land was in third. At 300 miles Roeseler led by many hours, Bob Land was second and AJ./ Herman DeNunzio were in third ana Mecham was behind them. Roeseler ran in for the win, the only finisher in class and he was a remarkable fourth overall. 7S left next and Don McCarthy led at 200 miles, Javier Sacio was sec-ond, Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen were next and Brady Helm/Bob Ora-. ham were fourth. At 300 miles Sacio had the lead, McCarthy was second, Helm was third and Vinje was gone. - Sacio went on to take the win, Helm moved into second place and McCarthy was an exhausted third with no power steering. Robert Hayley had the lead in Stock Full, Marc Stein was half an hour behind and Dale Sykes was third, many hours behind. Hayley was three hours up at the 300 mile mark, Stein was second and Sykes was up to third. Hayley took the win and Stein came in over four hours later for the second spot. Leo Brown had the Stock Mini lead at 200 miles, Steve Williams was next and Greg Foutz was in third. At 300 miles Williams was in the lead, Brown was in second and Foutz was still in third. Williams came in for the win, Brown was 45 minutes behind and that was it. Class 5-1600 had 25 entries and at 200 miles Eric Pavolka led by ftve minutes on John Brindell. At 300 miles, Pavolka still led, just . a minute ahead of Brindell. Fernandez was in third, Arambula was fourth. We don't know just where it was but Fernandez took the lead and the class win, the Pavolka brothers were second, Arambula was third, Negrete/Iribe were fourth and Le-dezma dropped to fifth. Class 9 had Daniel Mora/Eric Fisher in the lead, Martin Chris-tensen/Chuck Hovey were .. in second, Ed McLean/Ralph Finisterre were in third. . At 300 miles Mora .was still in front, Hovey was over an hour back and we believe McLean was in third. Mora took the lucky win (a tor- ' sion bar snapped in post-race tech),. Hovey was an hour and a half back, ~guiaf came in third, and Wayas/ . Dusty Time$

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Miller were fourth. ing down. In Class 3 Dick Sasser was out Last lap, Coats took the lead and early, leaving the win to Darren Skil- took the win, Stewart came iri next ton. after lots of problems and the Herbst There were 10 Class 11 cars. brothers were third. · MarcoNunoz/NorbertoRiveraledat Class 1 had 22 starters and Troy 200 miles, Gilberto Patron/Angel Herbst had the lead in his "Truggie", Barajas ran second, Miguel Hara was Mike Julson was running second, third. Charlie Townsley was in third, and At 300 miles Nunos still led Pa- Kory Scheeler had the fourth spot. tron by half an hour while Carlos Herbst had flats on lap 2 but still Murillo/Hector Navarro were in had.eight minutes on Scheeler. third. Ronnie Wilson/Lee Patten were in Nunoz took the win, Murillo came third and Reuben Wood was in the in second and there were no other fourth spot. finishers in class. More flats for Herbst on Lap 3 but In the Sportsman classes Ed Ora- the lead was his and the overall lead ham won Class 12 while Enrique was his also, he was running half an Troncoso/Rudolfo Valenzuela took hour ahead of the Trophy Trucks, the 5-1600 trophy home. Scheeler still second, Wilson still All agreed it was a very touch third and Mark Post/.Jerry Whelchel course and now we move on to Bar- ran fourth. stow. Herbst took the win by 12 min-Barstow, garden spot of the world utes, Scheeler still second, Wilson and home of the infamous 250 mile third and Post took the fourth spot. race, held here for God knows how Class 8 left next arid Dave West-many years, in daylight and in dark. hem led lap 1, Dale White came next, A tradition indeed. Mike/Gregg Bragg were third. This year the course was 62 miles W esthem continued to lead on lap in length and four laps was the re-2, Brian Collins had moved into sec-quired dosage. ond, Dave Ashley/Dan Smith was in 127 cars answered the starting bell third, the Braggs had disappeared. and 79 actually finished the rougher Lap 3 and Westhemwas still lead-than usual course, a 62% finishing ing, Smith was second, Collins was rate. third and White was making repairs. TrophyTruckswerefirstawayand Westhem t90k the win, Collins lap 1 saw Ed/fim Herbst in the lead, ended up in second, Smith fell to Ivan Stewart close behind and Jeff third and White salvaged the fourth Lewis was in third. spot. The second lap was slower but the Class 10 ran next and after lap 1 Herbsts still led, 10 minutes up on Mike Halliday/Ron Muller had the Stewart, and Brian Coats had moved lead, Steve Thompson/Wayne Lugo into third. ran second and John Phillips ran in Lap 3 and the Herbsts still led, . third. Coats had moved into second, Stew-· Lap 2 saw Muller leading, Phillips art~as third ::µ1d everybody was slow-was six minutes back and Thompson n ..... ,, f: Ftamingo _Roa'<1 & The Strip. .. .. 888-227-2279 Daniel Mora took the hard fought championship in Class 9, a couple of wins and some great finishes the title for 1997. was third. Lap 3, Muller still led, Thompson was second, Phillips was in third and Larry Bolin had moved into fourth. Lugo charged into the lead and took the win as Muller fought steer-ing problems and settled for second, and Phillips took the bronze medal. David Callaway/.John Holmes led lap 1 in SCORE Lites, Danny Ander-son was in second and Tom Ridings was third and Ty Godde was fourth. Anderson took the lead on lap 2, Godde was 15 minutes behind and Kent Lothringer/Gene Griepentrog were in third and Kevin McGillivray/ Jim Greenway were in fourth. Tropicana Ave. & Arville 800-675-3267 Anderson still led after lap 3, now Steinberger had problems on lap 11 minutes ahead of Godde, Callway 3, Thomas moved into the lead, ran third and McGillivray was still Hoskins was now second, Krieger ran fourth. in third and Steinberger was a long All four remained in position and fourth. the finishing order remained the Thomas, Hoskins and Krieger fin-same. ished in the same order. Protrucks were next and Scott Class 5 ran next and this was a Steinberger led the way after lap 1, George Seeley show all the way. He Ryan Thomas was three minutes led lap 1 with Davel.Jerry Cua sec-back and Michael James/Mike Kaliki ond, Mike Nix was third and Derek · had third sewed up. Rick Johnson was Kreger was fourth. in fourth place. Seeley led by nine minutes after Steinberger continued to lead, · lap 2, Nix moved into second, Gary Thomas still ran second, Jeff Hosk- Bates/Dave Baeskins were third. ins moved into third while Chuck · Seeley had 11 minutes on Nix, and Harris/Steve Krieger ran in fourth. (Continued on page 14) 888-402-6278 . ' I ' i I -I ; t West Flamin·go & Valley View . _ JI ,.,.,.,__,,_..,.,,,,, .... ____ »:, ___ ~X-->Y.->}:---.-.>;,t ~<!0-!-«--~--~--.,oc..;:.,/lo,>-Page:13

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Bates was third after lap 3. Seeley had a few minor problems on the last lap but took the win, Nix still had second, Bates was third and Tom Brown finished fourth, the last finisher in class. Twenty-three started in 1/2-1600 and the lap 1 leaders were Rick Paquette/Brad Maurer, Dale/Darren Eberts were next, Bekki Freeman was running third, Craig Forrest was fourth and Frank Rusich/Gary Gall were fifth. At the end of the second lap Paquette had only three seconds on Bekki as she flew into second place. The Eberts were third and then came Forrest and Rusich. Lap 3 and Paquette still led, For-rest was one second behind and then came Rusich and the Eberts. Bekki lost her motor. Paquette took the win, only seven seconds ahead of Forrest, the Eberts DEIST SEAT BEL TS The greatest name In driver safety equipment. 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Roeseler finished with almost three hours in hand, Mavis and Land fin-ished in that order. 7S left the start and Joel Stankav-ich/Rick Taylor led lap 1, Bruce Landfield/Brett Turley ran second while Steve Cirillo/Andy Helquist were third. Bob Graham/Brady Helm moved into the lead on lap 2 and there they remained for the class win. Don Mc-Carthy finished in the second spot, there were only two finishers. Stock Full only had to run three laps and Steve Olliges was showing the way, four later minutes came Marc Stein. Olliges had problems on lap 2 and Marc Stein took the lead and there he remained for the win, Olliges fin. ished seven minutes in arrears. Stock Mini also ran three laps and Greg Foutz led after lap 1 with Leo Brown in hot pursuit. Foutz still led after lap 2, Brown dropped back and Steve Williams moved into the second spot. Foutz had some problems on the third lap but hung in and took the class win, Williams was second, one and a half minutes behind. Rob Rein-ertson finished a long third and Brown a longer fourth. 5-1600 was next and after lap 1 the leader was. Gerardo lribe, next came Tom Dittfield/Alan Cook and Hec-tor/Danny Ledezma were in third. Dittfield moved into the lead on lap 2, the Ledezmas were in second and Iribe had dropped to third with many problems. Dittfield continued to lead and took the class win, the Ledezmas were in second and lribes worked their way back up to third. Class 3 only ran three laps and Darren Skilton put his vehicle into the early lead and there he remained for the checkered flag. Todd/Jim Gatrell finished second. Class 9 was next to go and Jimmy Messick/Andrew Lindquist were the first lap leaders (ages 17 and 20), Dennis Peterson was 35 seconds be-hind and Brian Sallee was five min-utes out of first. On lap 2 Peterson took the lead, Greg Anderson/Jimmy Hook moved into second while Messick dropped to third with problems. 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Class 11 only had two cars and Ramon/Horacio Pereyra led all the way for the win while Victor/Angel Barajs had more trouble then they could bear. Now on to Laughlin in late Sep-tember. An entirely new format at Laugh-lin for '97, 13 mile course, five laps on Saturday and another five on Sun-day, 65 miles each day and lap times ran from 12 minutes for the hot shoes to 18 minutes for the smaller engines. All but Class 1 and l/2-1600rancom-bined classes. Ryan Arciero/fim Scalzo took the early lead in their brand new car, Troy Herbst was 15 seconds behind, then came Mark Post. Arciero continued to lead through the third lap but on lap 4 Post took the point, Charlie Townsley was sec-ond, Herbst was right on his tail. Post went on for the win, Towns-ley lost his tranny in sight of the fin-ish so Bob Gordon took the second spot and Doug ·Fortin moved into third. On Sunday, on a deeper and wider course Herbst took the lead, Post was second, and retirements were many. Herbst continued on for the Sun-day win, Townsley was second and Fortin was third. HOWEVER, ol'I. combined time for both days, Post was the overall winner, Herbst was second and Fortin was third. Class 1/2: 1600 had the largest en-try and after the green flag fell Frank Rusich tOQk the lead, Vic Brockmann was second and Dale/Darren Ebberts were in third. Rusich continued to lead as Jason Hatz moved into second and Don Lampus ran third. . At the end it was Rusich taking the checkers, Ebberts in second and Hatz taking the third spot in a very close finish. On Sunday Rusich again took the lead, Hatz second and Mitch Griffin was in third. Rusich still led on lap 2 but Jim Dizney was pressing and lap 3 Dizney had the lead, Hatz was second and Rusich had dropped to third. Dizney took the win, Rusich moved back up to second and Hatz was the third finisher. After adding up all the times for both days Rusich was the winner, Hatz was second and Dizney was in third spot. Next were the heavies, a combo of Class 8, Protrucks and the Trophy Trucks. In Trophy Trucks, Jeff Lewis led Curt LeDuc and Ed Herbst was third. LeDuc took the lead on lap 2 and at the end of lap 3 he still led, Herbst was second and Lewis was third. LeDuc lost the rear end on the fi-nal lap, Ed Herbst took the win, Lon-nie Hembolt was second and Lewis was third. · On Sunday Lewis took the lead, Herbst was in second and Danny Letner was in the third spot. Herbst still led but Lewis was ahead on time 'til he lost the tranny and that put Herbst in an unbeatable position. LeDuc finished second but Ed Herbst was the big winner for the Saturday/ Sunday event. In Class 8 on Saturday, Brian Col-lins had the early lead, Dale White was right behind him and Dan Smith was a close third. Smith took the lead on lap 2, Col-lins one second back and Dave West-hem moved ~to third. Smith continued to lead, West-hem moved to second, Collins was third and that's how they finished. On Sunday, Dale White took the (Continued on page 16) Dusty Times

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John Phillips was the SCORE Class 1 O Series Champion, a win at San Felipe and some good finishes beat out the competition. early lead, Dave Ashley second and low right behind. third. Brian Collins third. Thomas led lap 2 and then it was Thomas and Hoskins dueled hard, They all fought hard but at the end Barlow and Scott Steinberger. On lap and· on lap 3 Hoskins took the lead it was White with the win, Collins 4ThomasopenedupaleadonHosk-andwentinforthewin,Thomaswas was second, Ashley was third and for ins, Barlow was third and they were second and Chuck Harris was third. the weekend it was Ashley/Smith all tied together. The weekend winner was Ryan Tho-with Collins second. Thomas took the win, Hoskins mas and Hoskins took the second Protrudes ran hard and fast, Ryan second and Rick Johnson was third. spot. 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On lap 3 Roeseler lost his tranny, Mavis moved into the lead and Gary Mecham came into second. Mavis went on for the win and Mecham disappeared. On Sunday Roeseler was back and took the lead, Mecham was second and Pat Arnold was third and that's how they finished. For the overall, Mavis/ Arnold took the win and Gary Mecham took sec-ond. In 7S Don McCarthy led early, Brett Turley was second and Bob Graham was third. · McCarthy continued on for the win, Turley came second and Gra-ham was in third. Sunday's 7S race was a carbon copy of Saturday, McCarthy led all the way, Bruce Landfield, sitting in for Turley was second and Brady Helm took over from Bob Graham and was third. McCarthy took the overall, Land-field was second and Helm was in third. In Stock Mini, Greg Foutz led early, Steve Williams was second and on the second lap Williams took the lead and Leo Brown moved into sec-ond. Williams took the win and Brown was a few minutes behind him. On Sunday, Leo Brown and Greg Foutz were in a dead heat and Steve Williams was third. Foutz moved into the lead, Brown was two seconds back and Williams was close at hand. Brown took the lead on lap 3, Williams went to sec-ond and Foutz dropped to third. Brown kept his lead and took the win but Williams took the points for the weekend. In Stock Full, David Sykes led early on, Marc Stein was second and Steve Olliges was third. Sykes continued to lead, Olliges went to second and Stein was third. On the next lap Stein took the lead and Olliges was 26 seconds behind. Olliges took the lead for the win, Manny Esquerra came up from a·late start into second and Mike. McCo-mas was third . On Sunday, Sykes led, Esquerra was second and on the second lap Esquerra went into the lead and there he stayed to the checkered flag. Esquerra took the class points, Hayley/Olliges were second for the weekend. Classes 5, 10 and 12 were next. George Seeley took the Class 5 lead, Pete·Schren was next, then Mike Ja-kobsen and Michael Nix tied for third. Seeley continued on for the win, Sohren second and Jakobsen was in third. Sunday saw Seeley lead the entire way, Sohren was second and Dave Cua moved up to third. Weekend points were won by See-ley, Sohren and Cua taking the next two spots. Class 12 was a small entry and John Holmes took the lead, Tom Ridings was second and Ron Dalke/Jason Cobb were third . Holmes took the win, George Erl came in second and Dalke was third. On Sunday Erl's co-driver, Jerry Penhall, led over David Callaway, Holmes' partner. Penhall continued to lead, Callaway was second and Steven Greinke was third and Pen-hall went on for the checkered Rag although Holmes/Callaway took the weekend points for the class. Class 10 first lap leader was John Phillips, then came Kory Scheeler, Rod Muller and Andy Wehe was fourth. On lap 3 Wehe turned it on and took the lead, remaining there for the win with Scheeler second and Muller third. On Sunday, Wehe was back in the lead, followed by Rick Geiser and Scheeler was third. Wehe took the win, Geiser was second and Muller third. Weekend points wei,.t to Wehe and Muller took the second spot in points. Danny Ledezma took the early lead in 5-1600, Gerardo lribe in chase and Eric Pavolka in third. Ledezma continued to lead on lap 2, Pavolka moved into second and lribe was third. Ledezma rolled on lap 3, Pavolka took the, lribe second and Steve Miszkiewicz ran third. Pavolka took the win, lribe second and Miszkiewicz finished third. On Sunday Ledezma took the lead, Miszkiewicz was second and lribe was in third. Ledezma continued to lead, Iribe second and Tim Smith had moved into third and that's how it ended. lribe was the points winner, Le-dezma was second and Smith was in third. In Class 9 Darin McGuffin led early, Rick Poole was second and Chuck Hovey was third. McGuffin led the next lap, Hovey moved into second and Lobsam Yee was third. Hovey took the lead on lap 4, Yee now in second and Brian Jeffrey was third and that's how they finished. On Sunday Jeffrey leaped into the lead, Hovey ran second and Yee was in third and when all was said and done, Jeffrey had the win and Hovey had second place and Jeffrey took the points for the weekend. Class 11 ran three laps. Horacio Pereyra led lap 1, Victor Barajas led lap 2 and lap 3 for the Saturday win. On Sunday Roman Pereyra led early and long and he took the class win. Eric Solarzano took the silver medal but the Barajas team took the points for the weekend. Darrin Skilton took the Class 3 win, Todd Gatrell ran in second. In the Sportsman class, Mark McKinney took Class 11. Now, off we go to the Baja 1000. This year's Baja 1000 was actually 701 miles in length and the contes-tants had a maximum of 32 hours in which to complete the course. There·was lots of rain on Thurs-day, dampening contingency folks a bit and there were some course de-viations needed because of water and mud but it all came off well. Trophy Trucks started the day and 80 miles in it was Ivan Stewart in the lead, Larry Ragland was next but af. ter the pine forest Lewis moved into second, Ragland was third and Robby Gordon was in fourth. In the next section Stewart lost the motor, and at Borrego Lewis was first but when he pitted Ragland went into the lead. South of San Felipe Ragland still led and Lewis was second. At Diablo Ragland still led, Tim/Ed Herbst were next, Gordon was third and Lewis was fourth. Ragland was nursing his truck past 600 miles and took the big win, Gor-don was second and Curt LeDuc was a very long third after lots of troubles. 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Troy Herbst was fifth. Herder went out at Oasis, Fortin took the lead and at 400 miles he had six minutes on Arciero, Mark McMil-lin had moved into third and Corky Mcmillin was fourth. Fortin continued his run, and at Ojos, McMillin had moved into sec-ond, Gordon fell to third, Corky was fourth and Carlos/Enrique Rivera were fifth. Fortin never slowed and took the class win with ease (second overall). McMillin was second in, then came Corky's car with Bryan Ewalt at the wheel, the Rivera team was fourth, then Richard Boyle/Jim Tucker and finally Arciero/Gordon arrived and the Herbsts were ninth. Class 8 was next away and Brian Collins led early and at the 200 mile mark Collins led Dale White. Third came David Westham/Randy Salmont, followed by Steve Sourapas. Sourapas blew the motor on the next stretch, Collins had terminal woes and White went into the lead at 400 miles, followed by Westham. Francisco Monroy ran third, Ashley/ Smith were in fourth. At Ojos, W estham led (White had crashed badly), Monroy was second, Ashley/Smith were third and Larry Plank/Par Bell were many hours down in fourth. W estham took the win, Monroy Iron-manned it for second, Ashley was third and Plank was fourth, last of the class to finish. Class 10 went next and Mike Hal-liday/Rod Muller had the early lead but by 200 miles Bill Alverson was the leader, Halliday was second and Kent Lothringer/Gene Griepentrog ran in third. At the top of Cohabuzo Griepentro_g had the lead, Alverson was second and Halliday was third and they remained that way through 400miles. At 600 miles Muller led, Jim Price/ Mark Bunderson was second, Alverson was third and Griepentrog was fourth and that's how they fin-ished. Protrucks came next and Steve Barlow led at 200 miles. Chuck Harris/Jason Cobb came next, and Michael James/Mike Kal-icki were third. Barlow still led at 400 miles, Kal-icki ran in second and Ryan Thomas was up to third spot. In the next sec-tion James went into the lead, Tho-mas ran second and Harris was run-ning third. Thomas came in for the win, James was second, Barlow was third, Harris was fourth and Scott Steinberger took fifth after a you-don't-even-want-to-know day. SCORE Lites left the start and Jerry Penhall.iGeorge Erl had the early lead but Arturo Honold was only minutes behind. Steve Greinke ran third, Tom Ridings was fourth and Marty Fiolka was out way too early. Penhall still led at 400 miles, Honold was second, David Callaway/ John Holmes were third and Cain Smead/Ty Godde held the fourth spot. Erl was still leading 500 miles into the race and Honold was only eight minutes back and when they went through Ojos at 600 miles Erl was still leading. Erl continued on for the win (6th overall), Honold was second, Calla-way was third and Tom Koch was fourth. Class 5 was away and the Dave Snoddy/George Seeley entry was in the lead over Ruben Denson while Hector Teran ran third. Victor Barajas and his entire team spent the long season chasing the Class 11 championship and they achieved their goal, winning three races along the way. Seeley took over halfway, still lead- Munyon took the win, Nuckles ing at 400 miles. Denson was gone came in second, Brian McGinnis/ and Teran was second. Seeley came Randy Ross finished third and in for the win and was the only fin-Browning/Brindell/Gedman were isher in Class 5. fourth and Steve Taylor was fifth and l/2-1600was up next and it was a Jefferies salvaged sixth place giving large class. The early lead belonged him the class championship points to Danny Porter/L.J. Kennedy and and the overall points as well. they had a minute on DamenJeffer- Perry McNeil led Class 7 at 200 ies at 200 miles. Jim Nuckles/John miles,larry Roeselerwas second and Currier were third, Frank/Tom Ru- Bob Land was in fhird and A.J ./Her-sich were next and Rick Paquette/ , man DeNunzio were' running fourth. Brad Maurer were fifth. McNeil continued:to lead through Below San Felipe,-Jefferies/Aridf -. the ne-xt section and the DeNunzios Wehe were leading, Mart/Rief =movedintose.coqd.McNeilwenton Sherrard were second, Currier was for the win and although the PeNun-thifd, Rick Munyon had moved into zios got close they never made the fourth and Miguel T ornel was fifth. , finish line. . . 7S had a good field. John Kearney/ Billy Bunch had the lead at 200 miles, Bob Graham/Brady Helm were sec-ond and Alfonso Escobedo ran third and Don McCarthy/Gilbert Ashdown were fourth. At 400 miles Graham had the lead, Kearney was in second, McCarthy was in third. On the next section, Graham had troubles,. Kearney moved back into the lead and Mc- -Cari:hy w~ now in a long third. Helm went in for the win, McCar-thy 6nally arrived for seconq, 18 min--ut~ before running out of t_ime and that's all that finished. Stock Full was led by David Sykes/ (Continued on pa·ue 19,I · POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OFF ROAD RACING. 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Play The \\Jay You Like It. '1998 SCORE International Off-Road Racing Action! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, January 29, 1998 5:00 p.m. Pit Crew Competition followed by "The Laughlin Leap" long-jump competition. Friday, January 30, 1998 Registration, 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Gold River Hotel -The River Room Course Orientation, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Official Race Course Tech Inspection and Contingency Row, 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31 & Sunday, February 1, 1998 *Classes will race in six groups. Starting at 6:00 a.m. Group 1: Classes 3, 5/1600, 9, 11, Sportsman Buggy -6:15 a.m. Group 2: Classes 1-2/1600 -8:15 a.m. Group 3: Class 1 Unlimited -10:15 a.m. Group 4: Trophy-Truck, Class 8, ProTruck, Baja Truck-12:15 p.m. Group 5: Classes 7, 7S, Stock Full, Stock Mini, and Sportsman Trucks - 2:15 p.m. Group 6: Classes 5, 10 and SCORE Lites -4:15 p.m. *Times subject to change

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David Callaway won the SCORE Lites Class at Laughlin and other top five finishes ensured him the class championship for 1997. Jeff Yokum;Marc Stein, Rod HalV Austin Robison came second, Rob-ert Hayley/Steve Olliges were next and Chad Hall was fourth. At the southern end of the course it was still Stein leading, Robison was second and Gordon DiCarlo was third. At San Vicente DiCarlo went into the lead, Stein was second and Hall was third. Stein took the win, DiCarlo was second, Hayley was third, Robison was next and Chad Hall was fifth. Stock Mini was next and Steve Williams led all the way, had some problems but took the win, the only finisher. 5-1600 had 23 starters and at 200 miles Mario/Elias Ledezma hac!_ the lead, Carlos/Humberto/Gerardo lribe ran second, Danny/Hector Ledezma ran third, Eric/Shane Pavolka were fourth, Tom Dittfield and the Cook Brothers were in fifth. Elias Ledezma continued to lead through 400 miles, Danny Ledezma was second, then Dittfield, followed by Victor Herrera and the Pavolkas were now fifth. Three wins and a bunch of second place finishes made Marc Stein the SCORE Stock Full champion for 1997 in the good looking Ford truck. Dusty Times February 1998 Dittfield took the lead around 400 miles and came on in for the class win. Second across the line were the Ledezmas. Jorge Montalvo was third, fourth was Juan Alberto/ Alberto Covarrubias and the lribe tribe were fifth, just an hour behind the winner. In Class 3, lkuo Hanawa had the lead at 200 miles, in second was the Beal clan and Skilton was changing a tranny. The Beals moved into the lead at 400 miles, Hanawa was second and Skilton was third. The Beals continued to lead and took the class win, Skilton finished in. second and Hanawa took third.· In Class 9 Chuck Hovey/Martin Christensen had the early lead with Daniel Mora/Eric Fisher just behind. · Ed McLean/Ralph Finisterre were third and Tony Gomez was fourth. At 400 miles the lead belonged to Mora, Bill Rodriguez/Jesus Luna were second, Mike Shatynski/Brian Hansen were third and Gomez still ran fourth. Mora continued to lead, Shatynski moved into second, Luna was third and Gomez still was fourth. Mora took the win, Shatynski hung on for second and Rodriguez c;ime in third. Class 11 had to run the entire course and Eric Solarzano/Terry Kiely/Chris Woodward had the lead at 200 miles, Horacio/Roman Pereyra ran in second and the Bajajas were in third. At 400 miles it was still Solarzano in th~ lead and there they remained for the class win. The Barajas group came in second and happily clinched the season championship for Class 11. In $portsman, the Class 7 winner was Rodd Fantelli/Charlie Bignell and they finished in good time. In Class 9, Nicholas/Michael Crichton took art easy win and in Class 10, Doug Naylor/Alan Barrett had lots of troubles but got a good finish. And in Class 1, Richard Hoffman won the class with ease. There were four 1600 Sportsman and the first place team was John/Jeb Becker, Mike Phipps, Jack Glazener, Carl Becker and Bill Painter. They all drove a section and they schlepped out from Oklahoma. Well done! Second to finish were Rogoberto/Ruben Arzate and Buzz Calkins/Gary Jones took the third spot. In 5-1600 Enrique Troncoso/ Rodolfo Martinez got the win. And so it ends... ■ [~Y.BL~] • Largest Selection OfRodends& Spherical Bearings • BACKSAVER • FIREBOTTLES • BATTERIES • SPAL FANS • SETRAB COOLERS • FLUIDYNE COOLERS • AEROQUIP PLUMBING • SILICONE HOSE NEO SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS • MOTOR OILS • GEAR OILS • GREASES • AUTOMOTIVE & RACING COOLANTS WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER SERVICE CALL US FOR A FREE CATALOG! WE WILL SHIP AS FAST AS YOU NEED IT Page 19

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Glen Helen Short course Championship series Round Eight By Ron Miller Photos by Ralph Mason Sean McKenzie won both heats at the Glen in Round #8, giving him the overall in Class 8$ for the day and he is the BS season champ as well. The end. No, not the end of the story: The end of the '97 short course series, the racing ' season, and the calendar year. Most of us cannot simply end one season and then start the next. In order to move forward we first insist upon looking back. To judge our perfor-mance, find areas to improve, and finalize our plans for "next year". Nothing seems to benefit a team more in a new season, than a strong finish in the one just completed. In racing, con-fidence + momentum = sue-cess. November 23rd (Happy B-day· Dynamite Dan) was the date when this track held its eighth and final round of the '97 short course series. Each of the 85 entrants was looking to finish strong and hopefully take home· a win. Supposedly, a few of those vehicles on track for the series finale, were only out there to prep for the upcoming "Winter Series". Well if so, they sure didn't look like it. There were no turkeys on this occa-sion, as Round 8 participants provided the fans with a cornu-Jim Fay takes to the air and took both heats on Sunday in 1/2-1600 and won the season points as well. · copia of thrilling races upon which to feast. And before I for-get, to all of you out there who raced at Glen Helen Raceway Park this year, whether once, every round, or somewhere in between, Thanks4giving us such a memorable season. The conditions were ideal on race day, with clear, sunny skies and a fast track. Looking back now, securing the heat number one win, was clearly the best strategy for a successful Round 8. Thirteen out of twenty rac-ers who scored victories in their opening heats, came right back to complete the sweep by also finishing first in their main events. A few of the highlights from the. final piece in this se-ries' eight-part puzzle, were the return to action of both A TV Pro Ron Collins, and the "1996 Class 8 Champ" Jason Taylor. Speaking of past successes, fans were treated to truly vintage Richard Yakkey performance, as the '96 "ATV Intermediate Class Champ" finished this sea-son with a huge win. The same can be said for veteran winners Joe Price, Sean McKenzie, J.C. Dean and Jim Fay, all of whom . swept their class rivals with a pair of first place finishes. One final item F.Y.I., before we get Dave Bonner showed everyone the way home, winning both heats and taking the season class championship as well. to "Triple R Time". At least four of the '97 class championships were still up for grabs, going into the second heats of this final round. Sufficiently hyped? Well then, lllllllllet's get ready to rumble into Ron's Race Recap! The beginning -of this most fitting ending, starts off right where it all began, with the A TV's. Out of the thirty dare-devils performing in race num-ber one, five of them came co1,1r-tesy of the Pro Class. The re-maining twenty-five were made up of a "baker's dozen" from the Intermediate Class, and th-e other twelve coming from the Beginner Class. In the Pro Class, Ron Collins made a tri-umphant return to the site of ·some of his finest performances. · In typical Collins fashion, Glen. Helen's early season points leader ·into the lead. Brian Goodfellow had the best view of the eventual heat one winner_(very early on), but Collins ·was super-impres-sive and totally annihilated the field. Goodfellow secured the second spot,· while Tyson Leaver beat out Pete Salassi for third. Going into the final heat of the season, Collins still had a shot at swiping the class cham-pionship from Erik Cobb. Cobb scored a rare DNF in the opener, and strangely enough, the combination of both a sec-ond place finish in Heat 2 by Collins (which did occur) and a DNS by his rival would have enabled Collins to "Ty" Cobb for the title. It was not to be though, as the five points cred-ited for merely starting in the main, proved just enough to earn Erik Cobb the "A TV Pro Class Championship". Mean-while, Brian Goodfellow turned in his best effort of the season as he raced to both the Heat Two and overall victories. Fol-lowed next by an unlucky Col-lins, who was the only other Pro able to finish the race. Collins' runner-up effort relegated him to second place in heat, over-all, and series ending results. JC Dean was the big winner in 1/2-1600SC winning both heats and ending up sixth in points for the season. Jason Taylor took a pair of Class BS wins in the Chevy winning handily at the Glen, shown here in low flight. In the Intermediate Class, Ri-chard Yakkey played opossum with his rivals early on, before pulling clear late for the score. Dave Anderson and Charley Rennie were within striking dis-tance of Yakkey for most of the race, before being forced to settle for second and third place respectively. Ron Holthaus beat Joe Noon out for fourth place, while Chris Parro (6th) and Mike Nishimoto (7th) com-pleted the top seven spots. In Heat Two, Yakkey and Rennie put on a stirring. duel for the crowd. The two of them pulled away from everyo-ne, including the -Pros, while ·battling 'for the win. Rennie gamely prevailed, but Yakkey lost nothing in de-feat. In fact, it was Yakkey who earned the overall win, with Rennie next in the second spot. Douglas Peters raced to a third place finish in Heat Two, which was good enough for an overall fourth. Bryan Yonan finished· fourth in the main and seventh for the day. Nishimoto and Parro placed fifth and sixth re-spectively in both heat and overall scoring. Dave Anderson placed seventh in Heat Two and third for the round, but he still had an awesome series and will reign as "1997 A TV Intermedi-ate Class Champion". In the Beginner Class, Steve Cobb outfinished his classmates for the opening heat win. Rob Baumsteiger, Glen Helen's inau-gural "ATV Beginner Class Champion", beat out Mike Johnson for that title, and also for second place in this round's heat number one. Next came newcomer Jason Laymon, who finished in fourth place while making his Glen helen Raceway debut. In heat number two, an-other first-timer on the scene, Keith Ehlers, scored the upset win. The new kids on the block completed an unlikely longshot exacta, when Laymon came on to finish in second. The "Big 3", Cobb, Johnson, and Baum-steiger, followed in the third through fifth positions respec-tively. In overall results for Round 8, it was Cobb who scored the top prize. The re-maining top seven spots went to (in their order of finish) Laymo-n, Johnson, Baumsteiger, Nathan Alvarado, Richard DeHoyos, and Bert Hilliard. (Continued on page 22) Page 20 February 1998 Dusty Times

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I· l Jerry Miller was second in the first Class 5 heat, won the second and took the points for the day. David Anckner took a second place and a win on Sunday to take the Scott Weers took a second and a first in Class 9 at the Glen and he day in Class 5-1600 and won the season points too! ended up third in points for the season. Race Two was contested by entrants from the Superlites, Pi-lot, and Odyssey Classes. There was a six-pack of Superlites fac-ing the starter for the opener, but the race belonged to Joe Price. Price thoroughly domi-nated his class rivals and .won easily by a distance. Peter Ku-jundzich finished next in sec-ond, followed by the third place vehicle piloted by Kenny Ken-dall. Stacy Fay (4th), Matt Sca-roni (5th), and Steve Nugent (6th) completed the Heat One scoring. The second heat found only four of the six original starters back in action. So Price proceeded to thrash that trio a second time, en route to the overall win for the day. "Peter K" finished· runner-up back of Price in those same two catego-ries, and was also the only other Superlites racer to take the checkered flag. The title of "1997 Superlites Class Cham-pion" again goes to repeat win-ner Rennie Awana. In Pilot Class action, Todd Wittman and Clint Wolsey faced-off with the points title on the line. A pair of powerful wins by Wolsey was more then enough to win the battle. It was Wittman however, who seem-ingly won the war. The 24 points registered by Todd Witt-man for his pair of Round 8 sec-onds, proved decisive in earn-ing the Scottsdale, Arizona resi-dent the title of "1997 Pilot Class Champion". That also makes it back to back Pilot Class Championships for "Team Wittman", as the fairer half of this dynamic duo (Denise) took the same title in 1996. There was still another matchrace taking place in the Odyssey Class. Richard Stokes was the winner of that battle, when he topped Guy Savedra in• both heats. Just as in the Pilot Class though, the winners of the battle and the war were not the same person. Guy Savedra, de-spite scoring a pair of seconds in Round 8, still was able to suc-cessfully defend his 1996 title. The back to back "Odyssey Class Champion" finishes the '97 series with a comfortable 57 point margin of victory. Jeff Pearl, Glen Helen's "Open Od-yssey /Superlite Class Cham-pion" for '97, was uncontested in racing of his Round 8 victory. The third race of the day was for Classes 1/2-1600 Short Course & Desert, 5-1600, and 9. With only two entrants in the 1/2-1600 Desert Class. Jim Fay was assured of taking home the Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available Page 22 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 title of "Class 1/2-1600 Cham-pion". That fact sure didn't seem to slow "Gentleman Jim" any. Fay ended his successful '97 campaign by racing to pair of fine wins over the second place finisher Steve Fulton. Fulton was still another of those late-season newcomers to Glen Helen Raceway, who made their series debut in Round 8. A trio of Class 1/2 1600 Short Course racers also took part in Race Three. The top prize for the day was claimed by J.C. Dean, who swept both heats. Steve Bishop -grabbed the early lead in the opener, ·before see-ing any hopes he had of scoring the Heat One victory go up in a puff of (white) smoke. Rafael Navarro was the beneficiary of Bishop's rare mechanical diffi-culties, and he went oh to se-cure the first of his second place finishes for the day. It was nearly an instant replay in Heat Two. Bishop again assumed an early advantage, before relin-quishing it when Dean throttled past and into the -lead for good. Despite a third place finish in Round 8, Steve Bishop still won his second straight title of "Class 1/2 1600 Short Course Cham-pion". Navarro finished as the runner-up in both heats. as well as in overall results. A talented trio of Class 5-1600 racers also participated in race number three. Mario Bustamante, the "1996 Class Champion", battled with the top two racers in class this season David Anckner and Jeffrey Hantz. Hantz bested his rivals in the opening heat with a fine effort: Anckner was all alone in second, after the team of Bustamante and Zuniga en-countered problems. In the main, Anckner punctuated his championship season with an-other typical, workmanlike vic-tory. After a steady season of always being in the thick of things, David Anckner is well deserving of the title of the "Class 5-1600 Champion". Hantz, who fell thirty points why of that title, finished third in heat number two, but second overall. The Bustamante/Zuniga scorecard read exactly the op-posite. In Class 9, the match-up fea-tured Weers vs. Ylikangas. Arto Ylikangas scored the heat num-ber one victory, and despite a second place in the main, he earned the title of "1997 Class 9 Champion". Scott Weers, who scored both the Heat Two and Round 8 victories this day, came on very strong late in the series. It would be wise to keep a watchful eye on Mr. Weers in any future races. The fourth race of the day February 1998 was contested by Classes 1, 5, 10, 11, Rally, and Super 1600. In Class 1 action, Brian Collins unveiled his new vehicle, which he intends to campaign in the 1998 Pro Truck Off-Road Sta-dium Series. Collins would have to wait for another day to score his first win in the new truck though, thanks to a pair of ul-tra-impressive victories scored by Dave Bonner. Bonner was either on or very near the lead throughout the day, while en-joying a seemingly trouble-free run to the overall Round 8 win. Tom Maynor, who finished sec-ond in heat number one, earned the overall second spot, this despite a third place finish in the main. Collins bounced back from his disappointing Beat One effort, to run a good sec-on-d in heat number two. Dave Bonner it seems, was able to win · not only the Round 8 victory in · his series debut, but also the title of "1997 Class 1 Cham-pion". It was Brent Foes and Jerry Miller squaring off again in Class 5. These two well matched competitors seem to take turns beating each other, and this race was no exception. Foes got the best of Miller in the opener, before seeing his day come to a premature ending in the main. After placing runner-up in Heat One, Miller had the win virtually handed to him in heat number two, when Foes was abruptly forced to call it a day. Miller finished the '97 se-ries second in total points (be-hind Class 5 Champ Ron Sat-ter), despite having raced in only the final two rounds. In the Super 1600 Class, a strong field of seven faced the starter. Cory Witherill made a successful return to Glen Helen, when he raced to a superb win in heat number one. If Witherill was indeed prepping for this track's "Winter Series", you sure couldn't tell by the manner in which he disposed of his rivals. Pat Dean looked pretty good himself in taking second, and it was Steve Scaroni who finished behind Dean in third, Henry Brown (4th), Andy Holder (5th), and Dwight Linden (6th) completed the results of the opening heat finishers. In the main, it was Dean who turned it up a notch and raced to vic-tory. Dean's powerful Heat Two score over Linden, also earned him the overall win for the day. Witherill faded to fourth in the main, but that still landed him in the second spot for Round 8. Jeff Richardson put a pair of wins under his belt on Sunday, taking a well deserved win in Class 7. Rick Huseman took a pair of wins at the Glen, and he won Class 7S season points also. Dusty Times

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Robert Henderson was the points winner in Class 11 with a second and a first and he did secure the season points championship at the Glen. Brian Goodfellow put together a second place and a first place for the Richard Yakkey, shown here in flight took a first and a second for the overall win in ATV Pro on Sunday at the Glen. Sunday win in ATV Intermediate. · · Scaroni was again third, and appropriately enough took third overall. Linden's runner-up ef-fort in the main moved him up to fourth for the day, while Brown finished fifth in heat and overall. Despite his sitting out this dance, congratulations go out to Chad Gall who captured the "1997 Super 1600 Class Championship". In another one of those unique acts that the Glen Helen fans have come to expect, the "II Brothers" had at each other again·. For the seemingly bil-lionth time, Dennis Sletten and Robert Henderson split their two heats, with each scoring a win. Sletten registered the opening heat victory, but Hen-derson took home all the marbles with his Heat Two win. Henderson not only bagged the Round 8 prize, but also in the process dethroned his bro' as Glen Helen's points chai:np, Robert Henderson "1997 Class 11 Champion". Day Gang (or is it' the "Day Gang") had no competition in Class 10, and scored a walkover win. The title of" 1997 Class l 0 Champion", however, was won by Adam Rasmussen. The points chase for the Rally Class title brought out both Matt Sweeney and Steve Errea, for this the '97 series) came up just in time track's most competitive classes. 8. Todd Wittman and Dwight final round. Sweeney, who was to save "Wild Bill". · Casey This day was another case in Greene have shared the spotlight gunning for a repeat of the title outgunned Barnes in both heats, point, as McKenzie twice scored in this class during the series. he won in 1996, was well aware to win Round 8. Congratulations front running wins in wire to wire Those two had to take a back seat that a win in the opener would though, go out to Bill Barnes who fashion. Denise Wittman, whose on this day though, when the "De-clinch it. Heat One, as it turned wins the title of "1997 Stock Mini fine debut season in Class 8S was fending Class Champion" Jason out, was the final showdown of 2WD Champion". overshadowed by McKenzie's Taylor showed up. Taylor toyed the series for these two racers. There were another pair of monster series, met that same fate with his foes in heat number one, Errea's hopes of dethroning "The competitors doing battle this day on this day. She placed second in while easily romping to victory Champ" were dashed, when in Class 7. Jeff Richardson man-both heats, in Round Eight, and over the second place vehicle pi-Sweeney beat him to the check- aged to top Raul Flores in every · in the '97 Series. Congratulations loted by Wittman. Greene and ered flag. Congratulations go out category except one. Richardson on a magnificent season are of-Adam Daffner completed the re-to Mr. Sweeney for successfully proved best in both heats one and fered to Sean McKenzie "1997 suits of those who finished the defending his '96 title. "Back to two, as well as in securing the Class 8S Champion". race. Taylor performed an encore Back Rally Class Champion" is overall Round 8 victory spoils. There was a trio of Class 7S in the main, as he crushed the Matt Sweeney's newest title, and Raul Flores however, earns the racers and then there was Rick field a second time. Again it was I suppose it can also be inter-title of "1997 Class 7 Champion". Huseman. Huseman, like McKen-Wittman and Greene who fol-preted as another year of "Purple Richardson was far too late com-zie in 8S, has so thoroughly domi- lowed Taylor across the finish Reign". By the way, after math- ing onto the scene, to have any nated his opposition this season, line. In case your mind was wan-ematically eliminating Errea, say in the points chase. He did that he was virtually in a class of dering, score it Taylor, Wittman, Sweeney handed him the Heat match up well with Flores in their his own. Round 8 was another and Greene overall for Round 8. Two and Round 8 victories by head to head competition though, perfect example. Huseman blew Our final crown, however, goes to pulling a no-show for the main. and will be another racer to keep away his classmates early and late Dwight Greene, the "1997 Class The fifth and final race on the tabs on as the '98 season to win both heats. Javier Sacio 8 Champion". card was for all the truck classes, progresses. had the honor of finishing second Well, that should wrap things Pete Saldana was the first (and Only the top two racers in Class behind Huseman in heat number up for -this track's 1997 series. only) entrant this season in the 8S were in action in the series fi-one. And the same can be said for So now what? Should we take a Stock Mini 4WD Class, and raced nale. The other third of this class' Chris Brandt in both heat num-quick look back? Or a long look unopposed. His solo run earned "Big 3" evidentiy chose to eel- ber two and overali results. Rick forward (to 1998)? Perhaps a him the distinction of being Glen ebrate getting older (39 for the Huseman, the "1997 Class 7S look at the sport itself? Or Helen's ortly undefeated class 5th time!) rather than race. There Champion", will be hard pressed maybe a summary of the year's champion. was very little suspense on the to better his '97 performance, es-highlights, or of its brightest In the Stock Mini 2WD Class, track, since Sean McKenzie was pecially the 150 point margin in stars? Honestly folks, I think I'm it was Tim Casey vs. Bill Barnes made a shambles out of what pre- total points. just gonna call it a year, I'm again. Casey had steadily whittled viously had been one of this There were six starters in Class outta here! ■ away at Barnes' huge early season points lead, but the finish line (for TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING Congratulations Nick Baldwin Third in SCORE Class 1 Season Points And Toyota True Grit Recipient Tim Casey took both heats at the Glen on Sunday in the neat looking Toyota to win the Stock Mini 2WD Class. Joe Price took both heats at Glen Helen, blowing all the competition into the weeds in the Superlites Class. Dusty Times 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. Transaxl~ Engineering Jeff Field Febl'.'uar~1998 818-998-2739 9833 Deering Avenue -Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 Page 23

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Eric Jenkins besmirched car took the first moto win, broke in the Arden Dennington took the first moto win, was second in moto #2 and second moto and ended up third overall in Novice Class. =sec::.::..::o.:.:.nd=--=-o.:..:ve:..:..ra=l.:..:li.:.:.n....:.1.::.6=00:..:..c=l=as::::s:..:... ___________ _ Rob Parsons took the first moto in Class 10, finished second in moto #2 and was the overall class winner at Prairie City. The 1997 VORRA season unseasonably warm temperatures swings back to the short course in Sacramento for early October, action back at Prairie City. After the track was sure to be dusty but a four race desert swing it was track preparation was up to par, time for season challengers to re-at least for practice, as the track mount their short course tires and usually turns choppy and some lighten and respring their cars for blue groove by the end of the day. this fall fest. For the short course Race action started out •with only drivers it was time to get the the Novice Class 14 entries lin-ear out of the garage and get ready ing up on a freshly {as usual) wa- . to do battle on the one mile long tered track. Mike Timmons (39) natural Prairie City track. All in jumped to an early lead but was all 61 cars entered the day's races later overtaken by Eric Jenkins to participate in 10 classes. With (77) who went on for the moto VORRA RACING AT PRAIRIE CITY SVRA JUST YOU .WAIT 'TIL YOU SEE BEKKI'S NEW CAR!!!! UNWRAP BEFORE RACING!!!!!! Page 24 Prairie City Fall Fest · Sam Berri was the Class 1 big winner at Prairie City, taking both moto's in a sweeping victory. win. Josh Robb (28) started well back in the pack but worked his way up and finished in second place. Joe Gurney (40) started up front and held on to third in the moto. Timmons eventually fell back and finished in fourth. Rookie and third generation VORRA racer Stevie Bradford (1008) worked his way up and back and back up again to finish the moto in fifth. Second moto had Jenkins on · the front row and take the early lead, but broke and was out on the last lap of th~ moto. This let Brian Carpenter (96) move into the lead and take the moto win. Mike Timmons fought from the back of the pack to finish in second. J9e Gurney ran good and finished in th•ird, followed by Joyce Biggs (81), William Hale (66), Steve Millward (61) and Steve Smith all finishing the race. Overall results had Mike Timmons take the over-all win with a 4-2 moto finish. Joe Gurney was second overall with a 3-3 moto finish. Erik Jenkins fin-ished third overall finishing the motos 1-9, while Ali Miller and Brian Carpenter were fourth over-all with 9-1 moto finishes and Josh Robb finished in fifth with 2-8 moto finishes. 1600 Class had Arden Den -ningi:on (1661) Jump out to the lead in the 5 Class field and not giving it up taking the moto 1 win. Shane Balch (1602) and Larry Shane Balch was second in the first moto, first in moto #2 and was the overall class winner in 1600. February 1998 Folsom (1691) fought back and forth the entire moto but it was Balch who took the runner-up spot and Folsom had to settle for third. Sean Farrell (1601) finished in fourth and Walt and Kevin Lewis (1677) finished the moto in fifth. Moto 2 started with one less car, Sean Farrell, and had Balch take the lead from the lasr start-ing position on lap l and never looking back. Dennington finished the moto in second, and Lewis' finishing in third ·and Folsom in fourth. Over-all results had Shane Balch tak-ing the win with 2-1 moto fin-ishes. Arden Dennington finished second with. 1-2 moto finishes and Larry Folsom finished in third with 3-4 moto finish. · Class 7 lined up with a good field of six mini trucks. Fred Calosso (777) jumped out to the early lead with Mike Koenig (701) right behind. The two would swap paint the entire race but Calosso held on for the moto win over Koenig. Doug Seymour (772) managed attrition to finish third while Billy Manfroy (767) placed fourth, one lap back. Moto 2 had Seymour jump to the early lead until Koenig and Calosso got by and went into their ritual of swap-ping paint. Calosso came out on top and took the overall win, Koenig settled for second and sec-ond overall. Seymour finished the moto in third and third overall. Manfroy finished the moto in fourth and took fou rth overall. Dusty Times

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Patrick Timmons was third in moto #1, second in moto #2 and ended Garry Pinheiro took the first moto, finished second in moto #2 and Mike Koenig took a pair of second place finishes in Class 7 and was second overall for the day. up second in points for the day. took the overall win in Class 1 Vet. A good field_ of Class 10 cars battle taking second place while lap. Randy Miller (96) was run-lined up and Rob Parson (10) Timmons finished in third. Mike ning well in second, but dropped took the early lead from his front Vandeberg (103) took over fourth out with just two laps to go. Pin-row starting position and went on place on the last lap when Troy heiro took over second after do-for the moto win. Ron Foster Robinson (101) ran out of gas ing battle with Parsons. Pinheiro (1037) finished in second place (note: those dual carbs take a lot went on to take second place and followed by Ace Bradford (1008) more gas than my single carb). Parsons finished in third. Eric who made a last lap pass on Arden Second moto had Robinson Lund (99) finished in fourth and Dennington (1661) who was do- (now full of gas) take the early Miller place fifth. Overall results ing double duties in his limited lead until lap 3 when the car had Garry Pinheiro take the over-1600 car. Carl Gooding_ ( 1031) shorted the coil and was out of the all win with 1-2 moto finishes Rob also managed to get around Den-race (but it still had gas). Sam Parsons took second overall with nington on. the last lap dropping Berri took advantage and went on 2-3 moto finishes while David Dennington to fifth. Moto 2 had to the moto win. Timmons fought Kordonowy took third overall Dennington come from last start-Dugan again and finished second with 4-1 moto finishes. ing place to the lap 1 lead and go and third respectively. Allen Biggs In the five car Pilot field, Clint on to the moto win. Parsons fin- (281) finished in fourth. Overall Wolsey (7) took the moto 1 win ished the moto in second followed results had Sam Berri with the after leading from lap 1. Lee by Bradford. Overall results gave overall win wjth 1-1 moto fin- Faraola (11) finished in second the win to Rob Parsons with 1-2 ishes. Patrick Timmons finished followed by Andy Wald (34), and moto finishes. Arden Dennington second overall with 3-2 moto fin- Robby Wright (88). Moto 2 had finished second with 5-1 moto fin-ishes. Dennis Dugan finished Faraola take the lead from the ishes. Ace Bradford finished in third overall and Troy Robinson front row starting position and go third with 3-3 moto finishes. fourth overall. on to the moto win. Wald finished Class 9 lined up with five cars Class 1 vet lined up with six second followed by Craig Meakin and it was Forest Creasy (910) cars also, and Garry Pinheiro (5) and Robby Wright. Overall taking the early lead and moto (1029) jumped to the lap 1 lead win w.ent to Lee Faraola with 2-1 win. Dave Tarrant (904) did and on to the overall moto win. moto finishes. Andy Wald fin-battle with Lance Rhinehart Rob Parsons (10) fought hard but ished second overall with 3-2 (916) and finished in second could only come up with a sec-moto finishes. Craig Meakin fin-while Rhinehart finished third ond place. Forest Creasy (996) ished in third overall with 5-3 with a motor that was overheated was breaking in his new car and moto finishes. and unraceable again. Fourth finished in third place. David Having such good competition place went to-Tom Hatch (911) Kordonowy (20) was three laps on and off the track and good and fifth place to Eric Steiger down for fourth place. Moto 2 had friends in the pits makes going to (956). Second moto was much the Kordonowy dominate with the the races so much fun. Hope to same as the first with Creasy tak-moto win leading from the first see everyone soon at the races.■ ing the win. Tarrant finished sec-ond and Hatch came in for third. Steiger broke a ball joint but man-aged to come around and place fourth. Overall results had the win go to Forest Creasy with his 1-1 moto finishes. Second place went to Dave Tarrant with 2-2 moto finishes and third place went to .Tom Hatch wit h 4-3 moto finishes. The hotly contested Class 8s lined up with four cars and it was Don German (401) taking the win after leading from lap 1. Jim Cope ( 414) could only manage a second place after giving much challenge to German. Third place went to James Marsh (3) and Chad & Jared Wilson (3 20) finished in Fred Calosso had to battle for the win but win he did in both moto's and of course fourth place. Second moto was the overall as well in Class 7. much th\! same with Chris Ger-;;..,-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;;;;;,;;.;;;;;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;:::;:;~;:;:;;;;;:::;:;;;;;;;;,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;:;;:::;;;;;;;;;;;;;;iiiiiiiiiii;;;;;;;;.;;;;:;;_, man taking the moto and overall win followed by Jim Cope who fin-ished second and second overall. Wilsons finished in third followed by James Marsh (3). In Vet Class 8, John Chapman (66) went on to win both motos for the uncontested win in the three truck class. Second place overall went to Eric Everhart (820) with 2-2 moto finishes and third place went to Bruce Field (54). · Class 1 lined up with six cars and it was Sam Berri ( 149) who went on from lap 1 for the moto win. Dennis Dugan (168) and Patrick Timmons (239) fought back and forth the entire moto Forest Creasy showed everyone the way home in Class 9, winning both moto's and and it was Dugan who won that _th_e_o_ve_ra_l_l. _____________________ _ Dusty Times February 1998 coming Next Month ... Glen Helen Winter Series . FRT Dunaway Dash MORE Mojave 200 ... plus all the regular features This is the :,ystem run by most off road race winners GO FOR TRI-MIL BOBCAT · QIROME 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOt.ESALE ONLY · DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 25

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Dayne Bracken had a few minor problems during the long race but Ken Flippin led the first lap dropped to second on lap 2 and try as he ended up with the bronze medal, less than three minutes out of second John McCormack led Sport Buggy for three laps but a long last lap did, never got the lead back and he took the silver in Class 10. in 1600 Class. _dri_o.,_'P,,_P_ed_h1_·m_to_t_he_s_ec_o_n_d_s_,_po_t. ___________ _ Thomas Reck finished third in sport Buggy but he had an awfully long day out there in the wet and the cold. Casey Jones did not have ~ good day, nothing but troubles all race Bryan Freeman had three great laps going in Class 1600 but disaster long and he retired after lap 4. struck on the fourth lap and lap 5 was not to be. SNORE BUFFALO BILL'S VEGAS 400 Goerke Gets the Gold God it was cold, but it was the and although the girls only fin-weekend that SNORE decided to ished three of the six laps required hold their longest race of the year, they admitted they got stuck and the Buffalo Bill's Vegas 400, De-had some problems with the wa-cember 5th and 6th at Primm, ter on the dry lake. They hung it Nevada, previously known as up after eight hours after outdis-B J h C l · & L" d J M c · k Photos: Carr. era '~tateline. tancing the other entries in their Y On avm ma O c orrmc Contingency was Friday class,asToddBurtonlygotintwo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~""': evening in the parking lot behind laps before disaster struck and the Buffalo Bill's Hotel and Ca- Roy Speilman only completed one sino and I must say the tempera- very long lap. ture was very low and the wind Next up was Class 10 and these was not any help at all. It was guys were all very close 'til the downright cold but the hardy and waning laps of the race. Tom the foolhardy were out there and Sturgis was first off in class ran all in all we had a great evening, second after the first lap, set fast thanks in part to the marvy pro- class lap on lap 2 and was leading pane heater that Bill Thompson the class on lap 2 but disappeared lit up. Thanks Bill! on lap 3. There were 32 rough and ready Ken Flippin Jr. was next to go, entrants ready to combat a tough led lap 1, dropped to second on course and Mother Nature was lap 2 and there he remained, fin-doing her part also to make the ishing second in class and second drive a wee bit tougher with cold, overall. rain and snow. Robbie Goerke was next and it Saturday morning dawned gray was to be his day, third on lap 1, and cold, there was no wind but tied for second on lap 2, leading rain was coming, just a matter of after lap 3, leading the class by six time. minutes after lap 4 and really tak-Class 1 was first to start and ing command on the last lap. Only Lonny Helmbolt ripped around one flat aU day and a great win the course in 1:37:47, quite quick and first overall as well. Good and on lap 2 his time was 1 :31 :00, show! a reaUy fast time and fast lap of Steve Thompson left next but the race. Unfortunately, Lonny Steve went off the scope and was blew the motor on lap 3 and that never seen again. was that. · Casey Jones was last to leave in Robbie Goerke was the Class 10 winner and the overall winner at the Buffalo Bill's Vegas 400, working his way through the PhyUis Thompson was next up dass and he had probiems right pack for the checkered flag. 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, Complet e line of PYROTECT , FILLER Saf e t y Products & BELL MOTORSPORTS We s hip UPS Daily From $299.00 Helmet & Skirt Visa-Mastercard _51_5·31:1pwden Ave.• San Die.go• CA• 9~111 • (619)c279-2509 Page 26 with co-driver Brandie Helmbolt off the bat, lap 1 was over two Robby Guevera led the 1600 Class the entire race, taking the win by 30 minutes and he was third overall in the cold and rain. · February 1998 hours, and it continued to worsen and he finaUy hung it aU up after a long second and third lap. Class 1/2-1600 was next off and Bryan Freeman was first away and at the end of lap 1 he was run-ning second in class. Still running second after lap 2 and 3 but then disaster struck on lap 4, end of story. Robby Guevera was second to start and he led the class the en-tire race, describing his car as "awesome", a few minor problems but took the class win easily. Day Gang was next to leave, and with the brand new paint job she expected great things and they did come to pass. Day ran in third place for over half the race and then, in spite of the cold and (Continued on page 28) Dusty Times

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Phyllis Thompson drove her first race at the Buffalo Bill's 400, had John Polling ran second in Class 9 for the entire race, had a long last Randy Reid had a long first lap, ran quicker and quicker for the rest of pome problems but had a great day, finishing three laps in Class 1. lap and finished in second spot. the race and took the third spot in Class 9. · the darkness, Day hauled herself a bunch of time on the la·-=s-=-t .::1a-=p-=a-=n-:;d,----~--------;;;;;;;:::===,.,,.::;::::::;::==;;:::=:::::;::======================;-into second place and there she took the third position in class. finished, a great run for a great Class 9 was next and Earl West gal. was first off but he never com-Jeff Carr was next off and the pleted lap 1. Randy Reid was next beautiful red car ran a rather slow to go and Randy only got in three first lap, picked up the pace on lap laps for an unofficial third place 2 and 3 but never completed an- finish. other lap while Clay Carr never Charles Martin was the third completed a lap in his car. Class 9 to start and he was tak-Dayne Bracken was the last ing no prisoners, leading from 1600 to leave and he ran fourth start to finish, in sptte of con-most of the race but he picked up sta'.ntly adding tranny fluid, he 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. • 3/4" x .065 steel frame for strength • Ballistic nylon inner liner for strength and true suspension feel. • 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 Page 28 PRP Premier Racing Products 1-800-317 -6253 I Fax 909-676-6311 AT RIGHT: Charles Martin led Class 9 all race long and he finished with lots of cushion in hand on a very cold race day. was the only Class 9 to finish and it was a well deserved win. Ivan Ishihara was next up and he suffered a long first lap and an even longer second lap and that was the end of his day. John Poling was fifth away, ran in second place but ended it all after three laps for an un-official second place. Greg Becker was next off but he never completed a lap and Matt Cunningham duplicated that effort. Tom Brown had a good first lap time but lap 2 was a disaster and that was his swan song. Tony Leon,ard had lots of first lap problems, got it going on lap 2, lap 3 was long and that was the end of his day, and Bryant Sprague only got in one long first lap. Class 5-1600 only had two entries and Mike Dunn was first away and drove right into an eight hour lap and that was fini for him. Meanwhile, Dee Val Towles had a real hot first lap but broke a spring plate on lap 2 and that was a seven hour lap and Dee wants to thank the Freemans, the Flippins and the Gueveras for their help. . First Sport Buggy to start was John McCormack and he led the first three laps, had some shock.problems and a fairly long fourth lap and ended up second Sport Buggy. Ed Graham was next to start but Ed only got in three laps and then disappeared. Thomas Reck was next away and he too only got in three laps. Andre Gremm was next to go, ran in second place for three laps and then took the class lead on the fourth lap and took the win, "wet and cold, but I had a blast!" was Andre's post race statement. Bob Ryan was the last starter in his Sport Truck but Bob never made the first lap. (M.D.R. and SNORE should get together to discuss the elimination of lap three in all their taces to alleviate the pain and suffering of the drivers. ed) And so it ended, cold, rainy, snowy but all concerned had a great time and are all looking forward to the January 1 Oth -a wards at the ever helpful Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and the upcoming '98 season. Thanks to LindaJo McCormick for her post race help, the Freemans for that wonderful motorhome, Ted Rivers who helped me shiver and Gene Griepentrog for a wonderful hour of conversation. February 1998 Day Gang drove her newly painted car to a great second in 1600, suffering only from cold hands and she is one determined young woman. Dee vat Towles had REAL trouble this race, but help from his friends kept him gqing in spite of a terribly long lap. Andre Gremm ran second until the last lap when he took the lead and finished with almost an hour in hand in Sport Buggy class. Dusty Times

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"The Straight Poop from the Big Wahzoo" CHECKER BANQUET -Over 80 of the faithful gathered for our Annual Awards Dinner at Thumper's Elks Lodge. As usual, the steak dinners were great. Danny Reider provided the music, and a good time was had by all. Dr. Checker was there, with a special award for Lou, who ably handled the MC duties when Marv Albert didn't show up. And, of course, all the outgoing Club Officers were properly acknowledged for their dedicated service throughout the year. At a prior secre·t steering committee meeting, the points were totaled, actions evaluated, and decisions were made to honor the following members for outstanding performance. Gary BatesandMichael Thomp-son (Crackle Lee) were named Checker 'Pitter,, of the Year'. Morgan Malocco and Roy Moore_ were honored as the Club's 'Pit Captains of the Year'. Anyone who regularly attends the Club races knows full well that all four of these men earned these honors through long hours of dedicated service to the cause. These guys represent the backbone of our club and the Wahzoo salutes them. On the driver's side. "Big Air" Bob Wright was recognized as the Club's 'Rookie of the Year'. And, Craig Dillon was honored as the Checker 'Driver of the Year'. Impressively, both men earned three straight class wins during the '97 season, two of them overalls for Craig, and were the guys to beat in Class 5-1600 and 10 respectively out at the MOR races. Congratula-tions guys, ya did good! And fi-nally, Gene Dillon was named the Checkers '97 'Man of the Year'. This prestigious award was a popular and emotional choice of one good old dude who everybody knows thor-oughly deserves it. Congratula-tions, Gene! NEW OFFICERS -At our year end election meeting the following Checkers were voted in to lead us to victory in 1998: Big John Hastings will serve as our Club Prez for a record breaking third time, surpassing Gary Leupold,•Steve Kassanyi, Russ Butow, Jeff Hibbard, and Ciarence Carter, all of whom served two terms. Way ta go, John! Reverend Roy will be back as our Vice President. Pe-ter Rosenstein and Dan Martin will also return for another 12 months as Treasurer and Secre-tary respectively. Marty Seefreid will serve as Sergeant @ Arms. Big John Files will re-turn to his specialty, doin' the maps. And, Dennis Cn;>wley will continue on as 'Emperor of the Garage'. Congratulations, guys. Let's hope you get all the blind obedience that you deserve. SCORE AW ARDS -At this year's controversial affair George Seeley was honored as SCORE's "Class 5 Points Cham-pion" for the second year in a row. And, most are bettin' that he'll probably be right back Dusty Times there to accept it again next year. Congratulations, George! Unfortunately, the Club did not win the 'Team of the Year' award. It went instead to BFG. But Dan Newsome, during his acceptance speech, did make a special point of saying: "I want to thank the Checkers for allow-ing us to use their deserts". Hey Dan, you're entirely welcome. Your guys are always some of the most respectful and impressive of our regular desert visjtors. NOTE: A lot of you may be ex-pecting to hear the Wahzoo's com-ments regarding this controversial affair. But, since neither the Checkers nor any of it's members were the target of any of the re-marks that occurred that night, I'll leave any comments to those that were. -Our Checker web site has-not been updated recently because noth-ing has come up that couldn't just as easily be said in our Dusty Times Column. But, we do get messages. Hey· Hogbelly, I passed your Thank You mes-sage along. BEWARE OF FAKE W AHZOOS. There is some jerk out there impersonating the Big Wahzoo on the internet. Let's hope that he eventually gets the appropriate sexual penetration that he deserves. The only way to reach the real Wahzoo on line is through the Checkers web page or by e-mailing George Thompson at Those messages will promptly be passed along. The Wahzoo wants to Thank Norm, one of the editors over at, for the valuable in-formation he recently passed along to us. If you haven't al-ready visited his impressive in-ternet site, you should. Over 300,000 people visit it a month and it can be reached at: CHECKERS MC -Our brother bike Checkers recently held' a memorial service out at Checker Cove for two long time members. Saaly, David LaPraik died in a tragic pre-running ac-cident down at the Baja 1000, and Ronnie Thompson recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Club Vice President Reverend Roy Moore repre-sented the Club as about 50 friends and family members showed up to pay their last re-spects. Afterwards, their ashes were appropriately scattered around in the desert that they loved so much. YEAR IN REVIEW -Here's a quick look back at some no-table and sometimes sad things that happened in 1997 (in no particular order). A 'reformer' -was elected as Club President, and Giffin did a fine job while gradually being beaten back into conformity be the end of the year. T he Club put Brother Rosenstein in charge of all our money at the start of the year, and in a mere 12 months he was able to buy himself a new house (a feat that took our last Trea-surer 20 years to accomplish). We awarded Sal Fish the peren-nial Van Ella Trophy and 12 months later he returned it as promised. Lonnie Hawkins and Kenny Miller passed away. The Club moved into our new club house in downtown La Canada. SCORE's Trophy Trucks had to come back down to earth and start racin' with the rest of us. Jean Calvin, long time friend and ally of the Club, died. The Checkers grew by seven new members in '97. And, FAIR now has some chick writing their Dusty Times column. Obvi-ously, the only thing you can· really count on in this life is that the Checkers are gonna be win-ners again in '98! WEAK SUCK RACES -On the first weekend of this new year two race promoters fell on their faces. EDRC (Ellis Desert Racing Championships) held it's first Barstow race ($1250 entry, eleven 20 mile laps, open buggies only). Despite the promise of $1000 payback per entry, a live band, poster and driver's autograph session, a live announcer for the paid specta-tors in the bleachers the spec-tator revenue added to the rac-ers' purse, and a parade down Main Street ... Ellis drew zero entries! On this same weekend Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE) held the first of it's planned 1998 seven race series. But, despite a new lower entry fee, a higher payback, plus free hamburgers and hot dogs ... MORE drew only NINE cars! Up to this point the Wahzoo has pretty much held my tongue with regard to this bullshit, but no more! Almost everyone agrees that today there are too many promoters for too few rac-ers. There is probably nothing I could say to Clements to con-vince him to stop this foolish-ness. But, what about these so called 'racers' who continue to encourage him? Who are these idiot car owners that shell out $295 to run their vehicle in a nine car event? These brave competition seekers are even giving legitimate cherry pickers a bad name and oughta be ashamed · of themselves. SNORE, MOR, and FUD, all put on viable low budget off road races in the area if you're really interested in racin'. But hey, if you guys are scared of any real competition, why don't you just park your race car and act out your fantasy at a local Malibu Grand Prix? MORE's next extravaganza is scheduled for March 14th in Lucerne. If anyone can get me a list of these fearless car owners who enter that event, this Wahzoo will seriously consider giving them the proper kinda exposure that they deserve. VAN ELLA AW ARD -This impressive perennial trophy is presented by the Che_ckers ev-ery year to an individual who is judged to 'have made a significant contribution to our sport'. The Checkers choice this year was ART SAVEDRA. Besides tak-ing possession of this impressive trophy for the next 12 months, Art will also have his name per-manently affixed to it along with the past recipients. Who is Art Savedra? Well, if you've raced in the southwest, you've surely seen him at many of the races. Let me tell ya a little about this guy. Many years ago, while riding an early Honda motorcycle with one of those flip up gas caps, he was involved in an accident and almost died in the intense fire that resulted. After months of painful recovery Art found him-self facing the rest of his life ter-ribly disfigured, minus one arm, and with only a couple of melted fingers on his remaining hand. But, instead of withdrawing from life to feel sorry for him-self, he got an artificial arm w/ hook and proceeded to turn his misfortune into a positive. Mar-ried with two children, Art de-veloped his interest in racing into a technical and safety in-spection business. For years he's regularly provided 'the expertise and needed equipment for tech and safety inspections at the SODA W est series, SCORE races, Lou's scadco races, MOR series, etc. This activity was what brought Art to the atten-tion of the Checkers, but there's another side of this man that few of us were aware of. With the settlement he re-ceived from Honda, Art started a burn foundation to help other burn victims. He also flies all around the country at his own expense to give motivational talks at various burn centers to convince other burn victims not to give up on life. But, that's not all. He's also kinda adopted a local Catholic school for dis-abled children, staging an ab-breviated marathon run every year to help convince those handicapped kids that obstacles of all kinds can indeed be over-come. A few years back Art ap-proached the Checkers through Max Norris looking for someone who might be willing to donate a prize of some kind for the win-ner of his little marathon races. In response Uncle Max con-tacted Make Gaughan up in Vegas and told him about Art's worthy project. Quickly recog-nizing a good cause when he sees one. Mike started donating a suite for a weekend in one of his hotels, complete with free meals and a limo to pick up the winners at the airport. So, the next time ya see Art out at the races, busy seeing to it that the race cars are safe, don't waste any time feelin' sorry for this guy. He's not only overcome his h andicap, but built a life for himself that is surely a lot more gratifying than most. The Checkers salute Art Savedra, our choice for the Vic Van Ella Award in 1998. Con-gratulations Art! ■ Dusty Times THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP UP ON OFF ROAD! SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE JUST $20.00 FOR ONE YEAR, 30.00 FOR TWO YEARS 20751 MARILLA ST., CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 (818) 882-0004 SCORE 1996 ENGINE BUILDER Of THE YEAR! 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A Pictorial Salute to the Jim Fay was the champion in Class 1/2-1600atthe Glen, winning the Steve bishop won the Class 1/2-1600Shortcourse title again, shown Dwight Greene took the Class 8 honors in '97, but he had a tough title by 33 points. ____________ here in flight on his way to victory. fight from some of the competition. Sean McKenzie was the Class BS winner. driving his big white truck Hi flying Rick Huseman soars through the air on his way to an DavidAncknerhadsometoughcompetitionin5-1600butheprevailed to many victories during the season. impressive season championship in Class 7S. and took home all the marbles for the season. Robert Henderson had a few very competitive races but he kept Bill Barnes won the Stock Mini Class, but he was looking over his Class 5 Champion Ron Satter flies his great looking car to yet another winning and won Class 11 by 13 points. shoulder most of the season. win at the Glen, winning the points handily. Raul Flores was basically uncontested this season so he had an easy Adam Rasmussen is the Class 10 Champion at the Glen, shown here Eric Cobb and Ron Collins were this close all season long and their run to the championship. in low flight in the good looking car. one-two finish was only four_points apart in ATV Pro. Rennie Awana (The Silver Fox) is tough to beat and he won the Dave Anderson won ATV Intermediate for '97 but it wasn't without a Todd Wittman is the Pilots Champion at the Glen for '97, driving hard Superlites Championship with no great difficulty. fight from some great competitors. and fast all the time. Page 30 February 1998 Dusty Times

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Glen Helen Champions ... Two '97 Glen Champions, Matt Sweeney and Steve Bishop give each Dave Bonner is the Class 1 Champion at the Glen for '97, winning Joe Price, one of the "good guys'" is a fearsom competitor and gets other racing room. ~~~---some very close battles. super high ratings from the Dusty Times crew. Denise Wittman is the Class BS runner-up, hard charging all the time Arto Ylikangas is the '97 Class 9 Champion, beating out a bunch of Jeffrey Hantz flies his 5-1600 to second place in '97 season points br yet another win. =;;;~;;====.;;;==========:,::=;;;;;;;-great competitors. ;::a=ft=er=s=o=m=e= s=tiff= c=om:::::::::p=e=tit=io=n=·=============~ Rafael Navarro was second in 1/2-1600SC Championship points, Class 7S Runner-up Ramiro Gonzalez flies towards a win at the Glen Most ATV-lntennediate racers has this view of Richard Yakkey, runner-winding up a pretty good season. in '97. up in points for '97. r==;;;;:;;:;::==::::::;===;;======::;;;;::;:::;;;::::=;;,;,~~ Stacy Fay is always hard chargin' and it took her to second in points Super 1600 '97 runner-up is Gary Gall, shown here streaking past The Brains? And the mouth, Bob Beyer and Greg Soaper, a pair of in the Superlite Class. the timing tower at a very rapid rate. champions in their own right. --'---------'"----------------Dusty Times Febrµary 1998 Page 31

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I I I I· t . Mike Danley was the Class 1600 winner and the overall winner too, Michael Rix won Class 9 with ease and Michael was second overall Stacy Fay and sis Kathy hustled their Ford around the eight required but it was a hard fought battle all race long. after 12 laps of racing at Barstow. laps in three and a half hours for an easy win. M.O.R.E. WILD TURKEY 200 Danley/Delbeck Dominate Text & Phtots: Jimmie Messick MORE's last race of the 1997 season was held in Barstow, the race consisting of 12 laps on a 17 mile course, just a bit over 200 miles with the usual amount of bumps, jumps and some fast running too. Class 1600 was first off the line and there was a great battle all race long for the lead between Mike Danley/Lane Delbeck and Brad Inch/Tony Ramirez who were lit-erally within inches of each other for most of the race, never more than three seconds apart. They swapped the lead countless times and Inch set fast time of the day on lap four of 22 minutes flat, but on lap 11 Ramirez rolled the car, tak-ing them out of the competition and ending a very competitive day for them. So the 1600 win and the overall went to Danley/Delbeck, completing the course in four hours, 22 minutes. Second in class was Christy/Jimmy Sizelove who had some minor problems during the day but finished strong. Class 9 was next away and there was a good battle going for the lead between Michael Rix and Mike Depue but a flat tire eventually knocked the Depue/Cockrell combo out of contention. Rix ran solo, covering the course in rapid time and setting fast lap for the class on laps four and five with identical times of 24 minutes, 59 seconds and I'm sure this first win was a sweet one. Depue/Cockrell were second to the finish line, running a strictly stock motor in-stalled at the last ·minute and al-though a wee bit down on power they still took the silver medal. Third car in to the c_heckers was • wide teflon coated piston wear band f t it does not drop into large ports. • sealed piston for low speed control • high temperature stainless steel • unique rod end design and · d ends from br • high temperature Viton seals • large aluminum reservoir fo n (2X) and weigh • 1" shafts are micro-polis cf a 3-5 RMS. • stainless steel teflon /2" or 5/8" ID spa • shock are all owne tools to purchase. . . low (weld o b ). d to order or b omer. n for smooth . • c and heat trea · ess for long durability. designed ing stress levels. ountin r ies and trucks. Custom ou d springs for 3" shocks in We do custom shock work and vehicle se Custom designed and mfg. shocks & parts avall air shocks, water cooled, pistons etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same person that designed all Kuster Shocks. Page 32 King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 February 1998 Hilly Gust who ran solo and the Trophy Class but had prob-fought an ill handling car most of lems that put her on the trailer the race. Bobby/BJ Proctor were early in the race. the first lap leaders in Class 9 but The MORE season has been after a rollover on lap 2 they were troubled to say the least but they out of the hunt for the win. are still hanging in there and have The Fay sisters ran their good scheduled a seven race series for looking Ford to another win in 1998. Entry fees have been low-Stock Mini, finishing their re- ered to $295 with a 44% payback quired eight laps in just over three per entrant. and a half hours and they took the You can contact Jim Clements win with ease. at (706) 253-4453 for more infor-Lisa Fugua entered her truck in mation on the 1998 schedule. ■ SN.ORE TALK Be'Aware Snore will utilize the 1998 SCORE Rule Book for the '98 season. Also, SNORE will· be weighing cars "dry" in 1998. The 1998 SNORE Overall Points Champion will win for his or her efforts, are you ready, a Brand New ½-1600 car, complete with a Bunderson frame, Wiks engine, Lothringer suspension, Nevada transaxle, PCI radio, BFGoodrich tires and other parts by Nevada Off road Buggy and Discount Foreign Car. So, if that looks like a prize to shoot for, better check out the SNORE race schedule for the '98 season. Just for the record, SNORE prize monies for 1997 amounted to $45,350 paid to the entranrts, and that ain't hay. Another reason to race SNORE this year. Welcome to the 1998 SNORE officers: President Robin Maassberg, VP Ed McCormick, Secty Julie Streuber, $$$ Colette Shirley, Race Steward Kenny Freeman, Jr. and Sergeant at Arms Bill Shapley. For more information watch the pages of Dusty Ti.'lles or call the SNORE hot line, 702-452-4522 Dusty Times

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[ 1997VORRA. Championship Race By Tray Robinsoon Clint Wolsey took the victories in both motos and was the overall points champ for the day in Pilot Class. Steve Millward take the win with (701) finished third followed by a 1-2 moto finishes. Erik Jenkins Doug Seymour (772), Ken took second overall with 2-5 moto Bittancourt (7 7 5) and Thane finishes. Stevie Bradford finished Boynton (721). third with 3-4 moto finishes, Ali Moto 2 had Calosso take his Miller and Brian Carpenter fin- pole position flag to flag for the ished fourth with 7-1 moto fin- moto win. Koenig came from near ishes and Matt Parsons finished back of the pack to finish second. fifth with 5-6 moto finishes. Doug Seymour fought from mid Class 10 was up next with eight pack to finish third. With all cars in the field combining Class trucks finishing the moto, fourth 10 with 1600 class due to low place went to Spicer and Hayos, counts in 1600s. Ron Foster fifth to Rob Slagle (730), sixth to (1037) jumped to the early com- Boynton (721), seventh to Tom ABOVE: Fred Cafasso was the winner mantling lead until the last lap Schulfz (713), eighth to Billy of both moto's and of course the big. ~I -n-~ -n Cf[Jss 7 champion, winning it all with when Wes Elrod (936) made a Manfroy (767) and ninth to n I Yf.-~.•,_!!~--·=-i} '-~~ relative ease. pass and went on to the win: Fos- Bittancourt: Overall results gave U ----;;.i/j1/f/iJ! ter finished second. Rob Parsons the win to Fred Calosso with 1-1 .:t!m:Jt1l]; ....... ~~- · -J;i.1\ The only way to end a great (10) held mid pack and finished moto finishes. Mike Koenig fin-Northern California & Nevada ,-, ~ season is to have a great party and third. Shane Balch (1602) came ished second overall with 3-2 · 199 ""' -"' a great race. This year's season from the back of the pack to fin- moto finishes. Todd Spicer and __ 'B RAC!; SC(;/£DUL£ championship race weekend was ish fourth. Final finish positions Patty Hayos finished in third over-no exception. The Wald Family went to Walt and Kevin Lewis all with 2-4 moto finishes and, Racing catered the great party. (1677) fifth, Arden Dennington Doug Seymour finished in fourth MARCH 28. & 29. APRIL 25 & 26 MAY 23, 24, & 25 JUNE 20 & 21 JULY 25 & 26 SEASON OPENER 1 MILE SHORT COURSE RACE PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, SACRAMENTO, CA SPRING SPECIAL 1 MILE SHORT COURSE RACE PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, SACRAMENTO, CA YERINGTON 300 DESERT RACE 300 MILE DESERT RACE. 4-75 MILE LAPS RACE HEADQUARTERS, OINl'S LUCKY CLUB YERINGTON, NEVADA TOP GUN 300 DESERT RACE 300 MILE DESERT RACE, 3-90 MILE LAPS TOP GUN DRAGSTRIP FALLON, NEVADA TOP GUN TWILIGHT RACE 250 MILE DESERT RACE, 4-60 MILE LAPS TOP GUN ORAGSTRIP FALLON, NEVADA This Annual Halloween Bar-B-(1661) sixth, Carl Gooding overall with 4-3 moto finishes. Que was free to all family, racers, (1031) seventh and Ace Bradford Pilot class also had a good class and pit crew. And we would all (1008) eighth. count with nine cars entered. In like to thank Jerry and Linda Moto 2 gave time for the 1600s. moto 1 Clint Wolsey (7) fought Wald and the rest of their crew to lose some weight and a restric- off charge from Lee Faraola (11) for the greathospitality. The great tor plate and had Shane Balch for the moto win. Bill Dorsey (8) race was catered by the VORRA take advantage of a good starting started third and finished third in crew who put on 25 races with 70 position to take the win from flag the moto. Andy Wald came from pro and sportsman entries and 48 to flag. Rob Parsons finished in near last starting position to fin-ladies and mechanics entries second after doing battle with ish in fourth. Moto 2 had Wald bringing the total to 118 .entries, third place Arden Dennington. in the early lead, Dorsey in sec-all of which was done in one day . . Carl Gooding finished fourth and ond then Wolsey and Faraola. On The first moto of the day was . Walt and Kevin Lewis finished the next to last lap Dorsey took the novice class with 15 cars lined fifth. Overall results gave the win the lead and on the last lap, Wol-up to do battle. Steve Millward to Rob Parsons with a 3-2 moto sey took the lead and held on for (61) started up front and pulled finish. s-econd overall the moto 2 win with Dorsey in an early lead that grew to almost Shane Balch who finished the second, Wald in third and Shane half a lap. Erik Jenkins (77) came motos 4-1 and third place overall Dinkins (17) in fourth. Overall from way deep in the pack and went to Wes Elrod who had 1-8 results had Clint Wolsey take the battled his way up to second moto finishes. overall with 1-1 motofinishes. Bill place. Stevie Bradford (1008) and Class 7 was the largest pro class Dorsey was second overall with 3-Tina Robinson (101) fought the with 10 mini trucks entered. 2 moto finishes. Andy Wald entire race and finally Bradford Moto 1 had Todd Spicer and placed third overall finishing the came out in third with Robinson Patty Hayos (769) take their motos 4-3 and Lee Faraola fourth fourth. Matt Parsons (10) fought beautiful Toyota to the early lead. overall finishing the motos 2-8. his way up from last starting posi-T~y held that lead for half th<:! Veteran Class had 11 cars en-tion to finish in fifth place. Joe race until Fred Calosso (777) tered and in moto 1 Rob Parsons Gurney (40), Mike Timmons made a pass and took the lead for (10) took the lead from the pole SEPT. 5, 6 & 7 (39), and Josh Robb (1628) the win. Spicer and Hayos went position. With just two laps to go YERINGTON TO FALLON AND BACK rounded out the same lap finish-on to finish second. Mike Koenig_ Garry Pinheiro (1029) passed Par-ers in sixth through eighth place. .---------------"-----'-------=----=..,,,... OCT. 10 & 11 125 MILE POINT TO POINT ANO RETURN RACE HEADQUARTERS, CASINO WEST YERINGTON. NEVADA FALL SHORT COURSE RACE 1 MILE SHORT COURSE RACE PRAIRIE CITY SVRA. SACRAMENTO, CA OCT. 31 & NOV. 1 1998 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP 1 MILE SHORT COURSE RACE PLUS MECHANICS AND LADIES RACE PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, SACRAMENTO, CA • VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 1833 LOS ROBLES BLVD. SACRAMENTO, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 • FAX (916) 925-8217 • WWW.VORRA.COM P~ge 34 William Hale (66), Roscoe Cook (73) and Cheryl Morris and Claudette Springmeyer (72) each were one lap down placing ninth through 11th. Moto 2 had Matt Parsons jump to the early lead later to be over-come by Joe Gurney and then by Ali Miller and Brian Carpenter (96) who went on to take the moto win. Steve Miilward came from ·a last starting position to take second in the moto. Joe Gur-ney held off other challenges for third place. Finishing positions fourth through 10th went to Stevie Bradford, Erik Jenkins, Matt Parsons, Mike Timmons, Roscoe Cook, Morris/ Springmeyer, and Joyce Biggs (81) respectively. Overall results had February 1998 Don and Chris German won both moto's with ease and were the Class 8 overall points winner for the day. Dusty Times

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Wes Elrod moved into the lead on the last lap in the first moto and Steve Millward won the first moto, took second in moto #2 and ended won the gold, finished eighth in moto #2 and was third overall for the Joe Bosman took the first moto flag to flag, he finished second in up winning the overall for the day. day. moto #2 and was the overall points leader for Vet Class 8. Dwight Lunkley led the second moto wire to wire for the win and he Patrick Timmons had a third and a second place finish in the motos In the second Mechanics Race, Brandon Dennington beat out 17 finished second overall in points in Vet Class 8. and that gave him second overall in points in Class 1. other cars for the well deserved win. sons and went on for the moto Wilson, third. moto win. Timmons finished the Danielle Henley, the daughter of In the final race of the day, win, Parsons finished second. Vet Class 8 had four trucks moto in second after doing heavy the flagger George, finished in the second mechanics race, 18 David Kordonowy (20) finished entered and Joe Bosman (8022) battle with Dugan that left Dugan second driving Pilot # 14. cars lined up and it was Bran-third after starting from the back took the win from flag to flag fol- off the track giving third place to In the Ladies Mechanics race don Dennington driving car of the pack and making a last lap lowed in second by Eric Everhart Biggs/Shelton. Dugan settled for Soni Timmons held the lead for #1661 to the win. Robert Mar-pass on fourth place finisher Ron (820). Moto 2 had Dwight Lunk- fourth. Overall results had Sam all but one lap, the last lap, when tin drove car # 149 to second Foster ( 103 7). Forest Creasy ley (852) take the lead from lap 1 Berri first, Patrick Timmons sec- she spun and had no reverse to place. (996), still testing his new car, fin- and go on to the moto win. Joe oncl and Biggs/Shelton third. get unstuck. This gave the lead With the final race of 1997 in ished fifth. sixth place went to Jeff Bosman finished second and Mechanics Race #1 had 15 and win to Amy Barnes driving the books we all look forward to Pinelli (71) and seventh to Eric Everhart third. Overall results cars line up and it was Tom Mar- car #20. second place went to Ida a few months off to prepare for Lund (99). had Joe Bosman first and Dwight tin driving carl49 taking the win. Personeni driving car # 103 7. 1998 which will start back off Moto 2 had David Kordonowy Lunkley second. Andy Stouffer in car 22 finished third place went to Peggy Wilson at Prairie City for two races in go flag to flag for the moto win. Class 9 had five cars line up and second followed by Willy Heiss in driving truck #320. the spring time then will move Pinheiro finished second followed Forest Creasy (910) jumped out car 20. Pil9t mechanics race was won to the Nevada desert for the by Randy Miller in third. Ron to the early lead and moto win. Up next was the lady pilot race by Ned Bacon driving Pilot # 11, summer desert series and then Foster finished a decent fourth Lance Rhinehart (916) fought with five cars. Danielle Meakin second place went to B.J. Butcher return to Prairie City in the fall followed by Rob Parsons fifth, from mid pack and finished in sec- won the race driving Pilot #11. driving Pilot #14. to finish out the year. ■ Forest Creasy sixth, and Jeff ond. Dave Tarrant (904) finished Pi11elli seventh. Overall results in third followed by Eric Steiger had the win going to Garry Pin- (956) . Moto had Rhinehart go out heiro with 1-2 moto finishes. front early and take challenge David Kordonowy's 3-1 moto fin- from Creasy but in the end Rhine-ishes gave him second overall. hart pulled out a win. third place third overall went to Rob Parsons went to Tarrant. Final results had with 2-5 moto finishes while Ron Rhinehart take the overall win Foster finished fourth overall with 2-1 moto finishes. Forest placing 4-4 in the motos. Creasy finished second overall In Class 8 action, only three with 1-2 moto finishes. Dave Tar-trucks entered pro class and Don rant finished third finishing the German (401) rook the moto 1 motos in 3-3. win. Chad and Jared Wilson (3 20) In Class 1 action, five cars lined =,-rn,iy_@1'16'".L '= - . ~w ,U?J-.. -Auto Center SALES & SERVICE =~-since 1985-finished second after passing Jim up with Sam Berri (149) taking Q • • • I Copeonthenexttolastlap.Moto the moto win from flag to flag. u1tt1ng Racing Sa e '· 2 was much of the same with Allen Biggs and Terry Shelton Chris Gerrpan taking the win fol- (281) ran second the entire moto lowed by Jim Cope and Chad and and finished second followed by Jarad Wilson. Overall, Don and Patrick Timmons (239) and Den-Chris German were first, Jim nis Dugan (168). Moto 2 was just · Cope second and Chad and Jared the same with Berri taking the ,· In Class 1, Sam Berri took both motos with reasonable ease and was the walk · away class champion for the day. • Dusty Times Brand new, never run! Professionally built 428ci, 18 deg. Drysump "Rocket" block S.B. Chevy, complete motor built by Richard Parobok. Ready to win, best of everything. Carrillo/JE/Manley /Stock Car Products/T&D Shaft rockers/Stefs/Lsky/CV /Comp Cams/Fluidamper/Clevite/Del West/Edelbrock/Cloyes. Just too much to list! Ready to bolt-in, plumb and race! Quitting racing and must sell! No serious offers refused. Contact Bob at 909-829-1140 or, out of the 909 area code dial 1-800-576-0036 February 1998 Page 35

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M.D.R. BARSTOW 200 Taylor Takes The Turkey By Jimmie Messick Kyle Taylor took his good looking Chevy to first in Class B, first overall, ripping off his five laps in three hours and some seconds. Great drivel Round #6 of the Mojave Desert Racing Series had a great show with 68 cars entered in the race. The Barstow 200 held tech Friday afternoon at Page 36 the Tanger Mall in Lenwood. The weather was windy and very cold, but it didn't seem to bother many people with a good number of contingency companies showing up. The race started right on time Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. with a really chilly wind that was good for the racers to February 1998 Kevin Davis ripped off five great laps to take the Unlimited Class by 45 seconds and finished second overall tool Mike Dondel flies the handsome Class 5 towards the checkered flag, taking the win with a bit over five minutes in hand. Bob Wright flies his 5-1600 for the win, taking the gold medal for first place and winning by eight minutes at Barstow. keep the dust off the course. There were many good battles between the classes, some fin-ishing just seconds apart. Kyle Taylor brought his Class 3 out to take the overall win in three ho.urs averaging 66.5 mph finishing five minutes ahead of Kevin Davis in his A-arm Jimco. Class 200 had a total of 10 start with six finishing. Carl Post had the lead until he dropped on lap 3 giving it over to Kevin Davis who went-on to win the class as well as second overall, setting fast lap in the class in just over 35 minutes on the 40 mile course. This race wasn't easily won, though he had Ron Brant and Randy Wil-son just minutes behind him all day. Ron Brant ran hard and consistent lap times all day to finish second in class and third (Continued on page 39) · Matt Thomas ran second in class 7 for the first four laps but on the fifth he slid into the lead and took the win with ease. Dusty Times

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E.D.R.C. Ellis Desert Racing Championships ··-· . ---------·---------------Feb. 13-14, 1998-Lueerne Valley, CA To all of the spectators who called and showed up for the race on January 3, please forgive us for any .inconvience we may have caused you, and please continue to support us in t~e future, so we can provide you with the highest quality of racing in the High Desert! E.D.R.C. puts the monev where it belongs-To the racers. Racers-vou know vou want it, so come and get ill CAR6 Class 1 ~N--Y-RY ree $1199 · PAYBACK $1000 Also included in Purse: Great portion of spectator and sponsor money! Rules: V-6 maximum engine size, buggy style car only. 1st Place-60°/o 2nd Place- 30% 3rd Place- 10% of purse. CAR6 ~N1'RY r~~ Class 12 (Score Lite) $799 · Class 5 Unlimited $ 799 Class 1.-2 1600 $799 PAYE3ACK $700 $700 $700 The classes above will race together, but separate from the Class 1 cars. No membership Fees! More Laps! Close to Home! Starting two at a time! Computerized Timing & Scoring! Awards immediately after the race! Racers will be interviewed, announced, ~nd awarded by the one and only Larry Hoffman! _ · 15 ear elass in Class I= Guaranteed $2000 Bonus! Total $17,000 lst-$10,200 2nd-$5100 3rd-$1700 6 raees x $10,200 = $61,200 (Not ineluding s1,onsor & s1,eetator money!) Other elasses: 15 ears x $700 = $10,500 1st-$6300 2nd-$3150 3rd-$1050 Note to the racers: For my Jan 2-3 race I received hundreds of phone calls from fellow racers and spectators who are ready to support you for some awesome racing, and to see you guys win some Big DoUarsi THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR YOU! CALL FOR ENTRY OR INFORMATION: ,,IJlis Desert Racing Championships_ 930 Lillian Dr., Barstow, CA 92311 (7~) 251-0454 • FAX: (760)· 256-8059

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r Randy Wilson hustles across the desert on his way to third place in Phil McCluskey ended up in second spot in Class 5, shown here Keith Westerfield saves tire wear as he heads for a second place in Unlimited Class, just six minutes out of the second spot. heading for the checkered flag. Class 5, less than two minutes out of the class win. Jack Zandbergen ran wonderfully consistent laps throughout the race Tim Braden ran second in Class 750, he ended up 17 minutes away and took the bronze medal in Class 5-1600. from the win at Barstow. Rick Holmes flies his neat looking truck towards the finish line, finishing second in Class B. ---------------~-----overall, only 21 seconds out of in class was David Massingham were Carl Post who dropped on A@* with the air cooled VW motor behind the super fast A-arm Lothringer that keeps up with those $70,000 dollar wa-ter pumpers. This make four in a row for The Clean Air Rac-ing Team setting fast lap for class in 3 7 minutes finishing in three hours 12 minutes, only seven minutes away from over-all, averaging 63.3 mph. The team had lots of help from The Checkers, Tucker Tire and all the family and friends. Finish-ing second in class almost 23 minutes back was Gene Grie-p en tro g in another A-arm Lothringer, having a longer lap 5 slowing them down a bit, but first. Randy Wilson came in who had a long lap 3 keeping lap 3. Larry McCallum who some six minutes out of first in him from finishing higher in went on lap 2 and both Ronny the Jimco having a longer lap 3 the Mirage. Greg Moser ran the Wilson and Ron Osborn possibly keeping him from the Ford real hard but a minor roll dropped on lap l. win. No stranger to this series over on lap 3 cost him almost Class 10 once again had a Steve Houston ran real hard 30 minutes down time which good showing with seven cars and consistent finishing 20 really hurt him making him the leaving the line but only four minutes out of first for fourth last to finish in the class for a finishers. Craig Dillion and in class and sixth overall. Fifth sixth place. The non-finishers Randy Spahr continue to kick HONDA ~ Power . .. Equipment (Continued on page 40) K A WA G U C H I H O N D A C O R P, POWER ro_¾-D Racer· and Spectator Discounts •GENERATORS •WELDERS •GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES =-- -•':ATER PUMPS •?UTBO~RD ENGINES /, :,: LAWNMOWERS LAWN TRACTORS EB6S00SX j . • RIDING MOWERS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY -...,,..,.... ~ ~~~ IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE DoEsf •'<>,.---j -; 1fta1E ,' · · 00 ;\ J ~=;;.-~ DELIVERY TO 1HE RACF..5 AVAILABLE • PLEAsE CALL .AHEAD . ~ -)if_ KAWAGUCHI HONDA EX1000 3.532 E. 3RD Si: LcE~ CA 9CXJ63 • 213.264.3936, 264.5858 FAX 264.2136 1&0NDA Power Equipment Dusty Times --. .=. S A L E S , S E R V I C E , P A R T S Not-h;~n-~ · :-. H o N o A P ow E R E Q u I P ME N T S P E c I A LI s T 1U ~ 15S easier. ~ For oµ:::.:u~1 j>c:~ur.r..u,ci: :uid :.a.!''-"l:,'. pk.1~ lt'::id t..~t" ownt"r s m.i.nual b..·fort' Opt"r3.Hng your Hood.'.\ ?ou.-t"r Equipment S~c-dkallons subJeC't to ct-....J..r.~e "',L~out noli ... ·e. ~ •[s::_in.He l•1~ly b.H-t>d on r.llt°'d load. •a.-u1ery not mt.·ludt"d \\,th E~135v4.lSXKI. E,15000SXKI ,u1d 290500SX. '-With bJ:tl"ry tray kit. whn-ls & h.1..-:!ler. Conr.t"cUon to houst' pow"Cr requires tr.m:sfer dt"\;tt" to .\\01, . pr.,._s1b ,e 111;1;,y to ~, ... .-"r c-omp.tny pasonnt"I Consult a qu.ili!lt"d t"ln:-t.r1 ... ·1an. February 1998 · Page 39

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Mike Ismail hurries across the desert on his way to a nice second Max Hanberg ran second in Class 9, set fast lap on the last lap and Paul Moen was the third place finisher in Class 9, running close to the place in Class 850, probably one of two Scouts still racing off road. just missed the gold medal by 19 seconds. lead all race long and just a bit over a minute out of the class win. finishers were Richard Woods who dropped on lap 3 and Brent Loughran who sent his Meco end over end early in the race. Scott Sells flies the road in his Toyota, going o'n for the Class 750 win, taking the Jimmy Hooks had a hell of a battle all race long for the win in C/ass 9, but win he Class 1600 had a total of nine cars take the green flag with all the cars finishing, but it was Rodger Starkey who once again took the class win, set-ting fast lap for the class on lap 5 in 42 minutes averaging 54.2 mph., completing the five laps in three hours 41 minutes. Gregg Powell came out to run his brightly colored Mirage to finish second in class, less than one minute back, turning some real consistent lap times. Fin-ishing 10 minutes out of first was Joel Griffin who had some down time on lap 4 averaging 51.9 mph. Paul Marshall came in for fourth in class. Fifth was Tony Murray who ran hard but down time on lap 3 kept them from finishing higher. John Kennedy had a long lap 4 fin-ishing sixth in his Bunderson. Steve Steep had a long lap 3 in the Jimco for seventh in class. Ray Wright had a two hour lap 3 to finish eighth. Bob Scott finished first in class but was D.Q.ed at the finish for blow-checkers with 17 minutes in hand. did, by 19 seconds after four hours of racing. WE CARRY AURORA, PYROTECT, PARKER PUMPER TURBO BLUE, VDO, SIMPSON J.T. INDUSTRIES, SWAY*A*WAY WRIGHT PLACE, SACO, EARLS YOKOHAMA, SUPER TRAPP, AUTO FAS SWEPCO, BEL-RAY, TANAKA, S&S BUG PACK, CHENOWTH, UMP I ·f.!· .·: . BELL HELMETS, KEP, FODDRIL __ ..:._ 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 Page 40 WE CAN SHIP UPS TO YOUR DOOR -. . . . -Q~~ ~.'ffilm 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW #3 * I.AS VEGAS, NV * 89102 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-8PM * SAT 9AM-5PM (702}871-5221 FAX February 1998 ran real hard on the Barstow course rather than the Vegas ones they're used to. Gary Price got his Meco car fixed after an end over end crash at the Night Race to finish third a little over 30 minutes out of first. The last finisher in class was Jerry Cummings who had a real long second lap to keep him from the top three finish. The non-Craig Dillon led the entire race in Class 10, set fast lap on lap 2 and won the class by 24 minutes. Class 11 only had to run four laps and Bill Swisher was the uncontested winner, just over six hours running time. Dusty Times

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Gene Griepentrog flies the Lothringer towards the finish, running fast Greg Powell ran fast and consistent in Class 1600 and took the flag a Joel Giffin ran his five laps in good time but he could only manage laps but only fast enough for second spot in Class 10. mere 51 seconds out of the win. third place in Class 1 0, only ten minutes out of the class win. ing check 3, two laps in a row. Class 500 had a total of three cars with Mike Dundel taking the class win by five minutes, setting fast lap for the class on lap 3, in 48 minutes, averaging 48.5 mph. Finishing five min-utes back was Phil McCluskey from Yorba Linda, CA to take second in class. Dave Cua dropped out after one lap. Class 800 had three start with Kyle Taylor taking the win, as well as first overall, set-ting fast lap of the day in 35 minutes 26 seconds, finishing in just over three hours, aver-aging 66.5 mph. Second in class was Rick Holmes who had longer laps 5 and 6, and expe-rienced a flat en route. Craig Turner ran Curt LeDuc's pre-runner to third in class. Class 5-1600 had eight start with eight finishers. Bob Wright was the winner once again setting fast lap for the class on lap 3 in 48 minutes averaging 48.5 mph finishing in four hours seven minutes. Keith Westerfield came in eight minutes back having a real interesting day. Changing a fan belt at the fuel stop, got a flat on lap 4 at mile 8 and had to complete that whole lap on a flat tire. Keith would like to thank his co-driver Jay Petrarca for doing such a good job co-riding and M.D.R. for putting on such a good race. Finishing third on class was Jack Zandbergen who ran real steady, finishing 19 minutes out of first. Guy Peterson came in fourth having a long lap 3. David Shell was only two min-utes out of fourth to take fifth in class. Sixth was Aaron Ben-nett. Stephanie Lozano fin-ished almost one hour out of first for seventh in class. Lin Neal was the last to finish in the class for eighth almost one hour 20 minutes back. Class 9 had a total of six cars. Jim Hall 1Wn Class 850, taking the Ford in for a fairly easy win with eight minutes in hand over his competition. • truly co-driving. They had a hard setting fast lap on lap 4 in flat tire and a real soft torsion 49 minutes but dropped on lap to deal with, but Joel made up 5. The other non-finishers were some good time at the end just Kevin Davis, Curtis Guise and missing the class win. Tracy Donald Bundy. Teston came in for fourth in Class 750 had a total of four class, some 16 minutes out of start with two finishers. Scott third. Harry Dunne was the last Sells was first in class in the finisher in class, almost one very sharp Toyota setting fast hour out of first. lap for the ·class on lap 1 in 50 Class 700 had a total of five minutes, averaging 46 mph fin-start with only one finisher and ishing in four hours 20 minutes. that was Matt Thomas, who has Tim Bradon finished 17 min-the point lead in class continu-utes back for second in class ing to run hard each race. with the class points lead. Bill James Hall and Tim Carroll ran Markel and Bob Dziurawiec did The first two laps were lead by Dennis Beckwith ran the Jeep for his four required laps in just over four hours for Roland Barry and Ryan Shank _th_e_S_toc._ k_M_,_·n_iw,_·n. ___________________ _ that ran a couple minutes ahead of the pack but a cracked motor case ·took the Pit Shop Class 9 out on lap 3. Jimmy Hook and Jay King then took the lead over having to deal with a fluttery carburetor, but held on to take the class win, by only 19 seconds over Max Hannberg and Don Johnson who had a flat tire and shock problems to keep him from the win. The team set fast lap on lap 5 in 4 7 minutes. This race made two wins in a row for Jimmy Hook who had lots of help from the Checkers, Billy McCool and the King family. Finishing only one minute back was Paul Mohr and Joel Mohr with Rich Comestock and yours Dusty Times Roger Starkey was the big Class 1600 winner, setting fast lap on the last lap and winning by less than a minute. February 1998 . Ron Brant ran ve,y hard as shown here but missed the gold medal in the Unlimited Class by just 21 seconds. not complete the race. Class 850 had two start with two finishers. Jim Hall and Richie Mandel were first in class finishing just eight min-utes ahead of Mike Ismail in the Scout who set fast lap for the class in 55 minutes averag-ing 38.2 mph. Class 1200, which is like a stock mini, had five trucks take the green. The first to finish the required four laps was Den-nis Beckwith who averaged 36.5 mph en route to first in class. Dennis Pruett lead early in the race on time but a longer lap 3 kept him from the win. Third in class was Steve Ghamari having a couple of two hour lap times. Kris Lavoie set fast lap for the class on lap 1 in 57 minutes, but had a lot of down time the last three laps for fourth in class. Don Barrett dropped on lap 2 Bill Swisher ran his Class 11 all four laps to finish first in class being the only one to start. The Year End Points Award Presentation will be held on January 16th in Fullerton, CA. Any questions contact Paul Duffy of M.D.R. 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Darland Dominates at Silver Anniversary Parker 400 By No.Brakes Drake Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Jeff Darland took the lead on the first lap at the Parker 400 and there he remained for first in Class 1 and first overall as well. PARKER, AZ -25 years ago, Parker resort operator Bud Kidwell enlisted the help of Ed Pearlman and NORRA to bring the originaL Parker off road race to life. This year, the whole TOWN drafted Whiplash Motorsports to keep the race alive. SCORE announced in July that Parker was off its schedule, after being a mainstay since 1974. Local interests, including the Parker Chamber of Commerce and vari-ous civic groups, lamented the loss of the event and soon turned to Whiplash for help. Jay and Jackie McKinley pulled out all the stops, rearranging the Whiplash Desert Tour to squeeze in a new Parker 400, their biggest and longest race to date, and bring it off successfully just five months later. Jay did pause momentarily for heart surgery, thoughtfully between races! Despite the fact there was no pre-running at this event, Parker was already brimming with race activity Thursday when I arrived. Registration was held at the Cham-ber of Commerce offices. Racers hailed from as far as Idaho and Louisiana. A get together hosted by the chamber at Blue Water Casino that night brought lots of old and new friends together. Friday morning dawned bright and clear as the town prepared for the downtown contin enc and tech inspection row and a few fear-less racers tried out their cars in a new section, The "Gauntlet." Con-tingency opened in mid-morning and a constant-but-orderly proces-sion of race vehicles began its way through the process. This gave fans (and the competition!) a chance to check out the latest hardware on each racer. The number of donors was down for this last minute event, but the number of vendors was up, and a festive mood permeated the area along with the aroma of a num-ber of fine-foods-on-a-stick. ,Primo cheapo tostadas, too! A classic, warm, beautiful Parker day. Vehicles would leave the start-ing line beginning at 7 a.m., thirty seconds apart in class order. There would be a twelve hour time-limit. With the date set, the laconic Jeff Darland had been last to pre-enter. And, .as luck would have it, first pick in the drawing for starting po-sition. He'd put it to good use. In fact he'd go on to take Fir~t Over-all and Class 1/2 Unlimited in the BFGoodrich/F AT Performance/ Toyota TRD/FodFab/Maxima Oils Foddrill/Toyota with a time of 6:08:21 for the 345 mile distance . . Darland left the line at 7:15. It was still pretty dark; official sunrise was still seventeen minutes away. The Class 1/2 Unlimiteds, biggest of the day with 1 7 entries, literally screamed as the reached maxi-mum revs and velocity on the four lane blacktop. Kirk Kontilis was first out, a DNS with unknown woes. And guess who forgot that Parker, ARIZONA, is an hour ahead of Earp, CALIFORNIA? Jerry Penhall, apparently, who was set to start in Danny Letner's na-ked Trophy Truck. "We got to the start and saw the 1 Os leaving so we knew something was wrong," laughed Penhall . Danny installed the co-driver, Mark Burch, who had never driven the truck before. He proceeded to mow down one of those 20 min. cones. They could have w:iited for Jerry all along! Ouch! And poor Ron Brant couldn't get his car fired for a DNS. At Check 1, Darland had a dust free lead and a couple minutes on the road. Craig Deck had Reuben Wood hot on his tail. Ronny Wil-son was already moving up in line. Thirteen cars were within ten min-utes of one another. Letner's truggy was back among the 1 Os. By Check 5, about halfway around, Darland enjoyed a three minute lead on the road ahead of Morley Williams. But Wilson was third on the road now, and 20 sec-onds up on time. Randy Maddux moved into fifth, then came Stuart Chase, debuting his new a-armed Lothinger (still powered by the • trus twin- lu 3.6 Porsche . Jim Pierce took the Class 10 lead on lap 2 and he went on to the checkers with a four minute cushion on second place. Back at The Gauntlet, Check 8 and the finish line, Darland was in the lead on the road, about five minutes ahead of Wilson. With the quick lap of the day at 1:58 :22, Darland was just 15 seconds ahead of Wilson, the only other driver to cut a sub-two-hour lap time. Four minutes back was Wood, four ahead of Chase, and Maddux was a close fifth, thirty seconds slower. Then came Brown, Raitter, Texan James Martin, Penhall and a distant and dismal Deck, done in by a bro-ken torsion finger. Done for the day were notables like the John Herder VW /Jimco, with Steve Melton at the helm, out at Midway after the carb plugs fell out and left fuel flow-ing on, rather than in the engine. · An attempt to avoid a stuck 5-1600, and the resulting encounter with a rock ended their race; and the Tom Struttmanri Chevy/Jimco, awaiting some more tranny fluid after suffering a terminal torque convertor leak. Waddell had disap-peared after Check 7, and Williams was last seen at Check 5. Second time through at Graham Well saw Darland maintain his po-sition_ but Wood was now second on the road. Wilson had started falling back by Midway, and was now 30 minutes back. Chase was now up to third, Brown fourth and Martin fifth. The rain was playing havoc with electrical systems. At the end of two circuits, Darland continued to lead, now by nine minutes on the Wood car. Reuben was feeling ill and had turned the car over to Rick Geiser back in Osborn Wash, who finished the lap behind, but four minutes quicker than Chase. Brian Brown held on to fourth, but Letner was now at the wheel and charged into fifth with a lap just thirty seconds slower than Darland, despite a per-sistent rumor that his truck was high centered on a cactus. Martin was a close sixth, well ahead of Maddux, Wilson and the hapless Tony Pierce, who'd t.aken over Raitter's Chaparral only to have the steering go awry. The final pass for the Unlimit-eds through Check 5 found Darland 12 minutes ahead of Chase, with Geiser a close third. Penhall relieved Letner at Shea again and was a half hour back but had managed to get around Brown. Wilson now was fifth on the road, well ahead of Martin. Maddux was parked ~nd Raitter, back in the' car with the steering fixed, was sitting with a broken torsion bar just shy of the checkpoint. Chase and Wilson charged hard this lap, with times of 2:01:08 and 2:01 :54 respectively to the leader's leisurely 2:08:43. But Darland was norto be outdone and sailed past the checkered with an overall time four minutes quicker than the aptly-named Chase. Geiser took third home for Wood, on three cyl-inders, after getting by Chase only to have a rocker arm break, and drop him eight minutes back. Wil-son was another half hour in arrears for fourth, just ahead of Brown and Penhall, who'd suffered a flat along Osborn. Martin was last in class to finish, a long hour and a half later. "It was a good race," said Darland after the awards presenta-tion. "It got rough in the rough sec-tions, and it was FAST in the fast sections. Overall it was a good day for us. We had a few problems but thanks to my pit crew ... " [com-ments lost as the jubilant Jeff was dragged off by said crew]. Pro Class 10 was next off, thir-teen strong, with California's Ryan Herzog leading them off the line-. Jerry Cummings, an unknown quantity in an out-of-date two- . seater, surprised everybody with his first lap lead and a three second margin on Tom Riddings in the Jim Zupanovich Team Moulton/ Toyota. Buckeye's Jim Pierce was a close third, well ahead of New Mexico's Stanley Steele and Cali~ fornian Bill Alverson. The Bruce Mills/Randy Miller T earn was sixth, with Kasey Crook debuting his new "12" car in seventh. Dave Sun-dquist was eighth, just 15 seconds ahead of Herzog and Steve Kuker was tenth. Dan Beaver finally got his win at Parker, beating out a bunch of Class Bs and winning by almost half an hour. Pete Sohren took the Class 5 honors at the Parker 400, showing all the others the way home and beating them by over an hour. Pierce moved out front as the fi-nal lap began. Jim Zupanovich was now in his car and maintained sec-ond, with Cummings third. Steele held on to fourth, while Mills/Miller took over fifth, seconds ahead of Crook. Kuker, Sundquist and Her-zog were well behind. Jim and Jim, as it were, had a good battle going and both turned in identical lap times of 2:08:54 for their final go around to finish fourth and fifth overall. The {>ierce Aviation/Kirk's Automotive Special took the win with a time of 6:38:4 7 and a three and a half minute margin. Page 42 February 1998 Dusty Times

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"Went real good today!" grinned Pierce. "Didn't really have any problems. The course was well marked, had some rough places -smooth places. I just went out there and drove like hell! I'd like to thank everybody that helped me pit - al-most everybody from Buckeye and Gila Bend were down here for me. And BFGoodrich!" Cummings held out for third, Steele was fourth, Miller/Mills fifth with Sundquist and Herzog distant finishers in class. Crook was done with a broken ring and pinion just a few miles shy of Check 7. A balky alternator cost Pro Class 5s Jim Malinoski, starting in Lee Finke's RaceShock convertible, his first-off position. The always hard charging Pete Sohren was in the lead by Check 2, never looking back 'til he finished the lap with a 2:23:56 and found himself with a nearly thirteen minute margin on Malinowski. Jeff Hustin was four minutes back for third and Brown would be a distant fourth after a nearly five-hour-long lap due to a broken torsion finger and bar. Sohren eased up a bit as Bob Austin took over the "LeeBob" car at the Shea pits. The Hustin car was down with a broken c.v. joint at The Gauntlet, and Brown was just starting his second lap. Which, in-cidently, would be his, and the classes', best at 2: 19: 18. Sohren had a huge twenty minute lead as he began his final lap, and it would grow. Sohren, running solo, was long'· gone at this point. A smooth run led to the finish, where we found "Petey" had brought the Sohren Ceramic Tile convertible at 12th 0/ Bud Rossore/li had the race of his life in 1/2-1600, taking the class win with a two Kelly McNeil led Class 7 the entire 400 miles at Parker and was the only finisher minute cushion after eight hours of racing. after cruisin' home in ten and a half hours. A with a time of7:31:42. "Pretty uneventful," laughed Sohren. "I redid the rear suspen-sion after breaking the torsion at the Point-to-Point and it doesn't work worth a damn yet. It was terrible. I feel a foot shorter! I went fast for one lap, then mo-tored. I even let three trucks pass me, and that shouldn't happen. A fun race, fast and rough, competi-tive. My special thanks goes out to my crew." Finke was an hour and ten min-utes back for second and an equal amount ahead of Brown. He'd fin-ished his second lap 25 seconds behind Hustin, but was over five minutes quicker to the finish. Nine trucks tried their luck in Pro Class 8. The Mark Ottersberg/ Rick Thomas Team had drawn the first off position but would suffer the indignity of being first out too, never reaching the first checkpoint. There, hometown hero and lifelong Parkerite, Danny Beaver, third off in his Twin I-beamed '96 Ford, had the lead and was two minutes ahead of the reputedly now - $200,000 IFS '97 F-150 of David Vanyo. Then came Rick Wiseman, Chris Gray, World Adventurer Dean Whitaker and Glen Greer, in Larry Foddrill's ProTruck, all close. Alan Cluck (Dodge) had fallen ten minutes behind in eight miles while Mike Giannattasio would be a half hour behind that after frustrating and too-early problems . By Check 5, Beaver was show-ing that he knew his way around this course. Running up among the 1 Os, he already had a thirteen minute lead on Gray, who was just ahead of Greer. Vanya's Ford had· fallen to fourth, but still ahead of Whitaker. Another thirty minutes back was Wiseman. Giannattasio and Cluck were still running, but way back, and Cluck would be done after Check 7 due to an er-rant rear end brought on by a bro-ken track rod. The crowd cheered as Beaver roared over the man-made jumps and picked his way through the stutter bumps of The Gauntlet to finish the first lap. It would be an- . other sixteen minutes before the next truck, Greer, would arrive. And he had twelve minutes on Vanyo. Whitaker was fourth a couple minutes later and Wiseman was another 24 minutes back for fifth. Giannattasio and Gray were wounded and down, way back. Beaver ran two minutes quicker next trip to maintain his lead as Vanyo played catch up and turned in the classes' fast lap at 2: 14:44. Beaver eased back a little as he worked his way through traf-fic on his final lap to earn his first off road win, ever, bringing· the Parker Motor Company short bed in with a time of 6:54:50 and ninth 0/A. He would have plen.ty to say. "I've been trying to win this race for 22 years," related Danny. "And I finally did! You know, I'd like to thank Whiplash! When they came on board, it was just a fantastic relationship between them and Parker, the Colorado River Indian Tribes and everyone involved. They just did a fantas-tic job of putting this race on. Also, I have a lot of people to thank that have been with me forever. My crew has supported me all these years. "I love this sport, and that's why I'm here! "And I love this [clutching his (Continued on page 44) WebCa GAIN!!! 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., Curt Brewer was the big winner in Class 9, beating the second place car by a scant one minute and twelve seconds. Running two fast laps within three seconds of each other, Tim smith won the 5-1600 class by twenty minutes for a great win. trophy], and Thank You very much for coming to Parker and we're going to do this next year aren't we?" The Greer truck finished sec-ond in class, 28 minutes back. Every half-hour another truck · man-aged to finish, with Giannattasio third, Whitaker next off down the tarmac, with fourth and Gray fifth and final fin- Brian Wilson winning the draw. isher. · All but Roger Bowers got away Thirteen Pro l/2-1600s were well, and he was the classes' lone NEW ADVENTURES IN OFF-ROAD RACING TONOPAH 113c5011 ·=~ APRIL 17, 18, 19, 1998 "AN EPIC NEVADA OFF-ROAD RACE'' SILVER STATE 1130011 = JUNE 26, 27, 28, 1998 "THE MOST SCENIC OFF-ROAD RACE IN THE WORLD" "VEGAS TO RENO"=-:=:IIZII OCTOBER 1,2,3,4, 1998 "THE LONGEST OFF-ROAD RACE IN THE UNITED STATES" "TERRIBLE'S TOWN 1125011 DECEMBER 4,5,6, 199 "THE RICHEST OFF-ROAD RACE IN NEVADA" *THE BEST OF THE BEST* MOTORCYCLES QUADS Lu Vegas,!rEAR G, RAC(~ •ANCBO .FUEl. -ftsUSl'EIIISIOIII. ':allstate:=r - car rental -!!l.!lllJf !ll!ff!tll TRUCKS CARS FOR MORE INFORMATION SPORTMOTORCYCLES 'BESTiruTHE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION llrt'S ariu,~ DNS. By Check 1 first time out, Wilson had put his position to good use and built up a 2 minute lead on Brian Crispin. Bill Krug was next in his new single, ahead of Jeff Knupp, the Pete Gannon/ Ron Dalke T earn, Jake Maness, ldahoan's Scott Smith and Fred Nutsch, Bud Rossorelli, and the Cassandra Thomas entry, driven by Richard Thomas after Cassandra became ill . Jim Borel and Thomas Geringer brought up the rear as the pack headed to the Goat Trail. At Check 5, Wilson still held the lead on the road. Knupp was next by, three minutes ahead of Gannon/Dalke. Then came Crispin, Krug, Nutsch, and Rossorelli. Back a ways were Tho-mas, Borel and Smith. Geringer was a half hour behind and Man-ess was done, last seen at Midway. As they made their second pass through The Gauntlet to com-plete the first lap, Wilson enjoyed a four minute margin on Gannon/ Dalke. But Wilson never made it to Checlc 2 again, reportedly down, and unreachable, along the Goat Trail. By Check 5, Krug held the lead on the road, and Smith's car was up into second with Utah's Glen Cain now driving. Borel's car held third, no telling who was in it though, since this car sees more driver/passenger changes than a short-hop shuttle. -By the clock at the beginning of the final circuit, Krug, with Bill Tsakaris now driving, was 25 min-utes to the good over Crispin. Rossorelli was now third, Thomas fourth, Borel fifth. In sixth now was Smith, with Nutsch close be-hind and Knupp, rolling again af-ter track side ignition repairs from Tony "The Professor" Tellier, in seventh. The last lap would change things once again. Tsakaris was walking back towards Check 5 after losing Krug's engine, Smith and Nutsch were out with broken trannies, Borel's torsion broke, and Knupp and Geringer had dis-appeared somewhere. Rossorelli got around Crispin and made it stick, leading Tho-mas across the finish line as well to finish at 15th O/A with a time of 8:38: 24 in the unsponsored 1600cc racer. Crispin was just two minutes back for second, and Thomas was the third finisher in class, eight minutes later. A half hour later, the long lost Knupp made it to within 25 feet of the finish, then broke a stub axle and was carried across the line by en-thusiastic crew and fans. He'll earn his fourth-place points. Geringer would finally make it in, over an hour later, as the final three-lap finisher. Gary Mecham squared off against the Kelly and John Mc-Neil Team in Pro Class 7. Me-cham made it further than seven miles but not without losing a tranny and rear end, while the McNeil's went on to finish at 28th O/A with a time of 10:42:17 in the Bluecor/E-Z Landscape/Cre-ate -AC u r b /Cragar/Mc COM/ Doug's Transmission Ford Ranger. The remaining classes would only have to complete two laps of the 115 mile route to earn their finish. It would prove to be more than enough for most. Whiplash's Pro Truck class, similar to SCORE's BS but not to be confused with lv,an's Pro Truck, was next, with Parker Legend Manny Esquerra leading them off. Chasing him Randy't-Jerritt and Dennis McCarthy. Check 1 saw Manny with a three minute lead over Merritt. McCarthy never got there. But somewhere past Check 2, Esquerra and Herb Reno's BS Ford were stopped on what was to be the beginning of the longest Pro lap of the race, a 5:38:4 7. Merritt would go on to tum a ~hree hour first lap, then backed off some to win with a time of 6:3 5: 19. Four Class 3s, a Blazer and three Jeeps, were next in line. The propane-powered Todd Gatrell was first off, but the Chevy-pow-ered CJ-6 of Mark Beeler was in the lead by Check 1. He was never challenged. Gatrell had a bump stop jam up under a front spring plate; eliminating any travel for that wheel, letting Randy Ellis get around for second. Tom Swanson never made a lap, although I did hear a rumor that he flipped once, landing right side-up. Beeler brought his entry in with 347SC BOULDER RWY. LAS VEGAS, NV 89IZI ('702)4S7-S77S FAX (70:&) &4I-243I ~.bitd.c:om Mark Beeler went to the front in Class 3 and there he'remained for the win, beating the competition by over twenty minutes. · · Page44 • February 1998

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Stuart Chase did just that, gave chase all day but ended up with the silver medal at Parker, four minutes out of the Class 1 win. Jim Zupanovich had one of his best finishes at Parl(er, taking a great second in Class 10 and a great fifth overall. Brian Crispin was ahead of the Class 1600 winner through Lap 2 but lost a few minutes on lap 3 and took a close second place. a time of 5:24:45 for his ump-the rear. teenth win in the bright orange Smith had a three minute mar-utility vehicle. "I've got to thank gin at Check 5. Burgin was sec-my wife and pit crew," said Beeler. ond though, and right there on "And I'd also like to thank Lee time. The Deens held third, five and Mike at RaceShock for fix- minutes ahead of Del Col, with ing me up with the BEST shocks Baxter ten minutes back for fifth. in the world! And Jay and Jackie Mounts held sixth on the road, for putting _on this Parker 400. but right behind him came Wes-Best day I've had in quite a while! seldine, who had started last in Thank you!" class. Woodruff was another four Ellis was 24 minutes back for minutes back. second, just 1: 17 ahead of Gatrell. Bouncing through the stutter An even eight "turtles" took bumps back at The Gauntlet, the green flag in Pro 5-1600. Why Smith led Burgin by just 1:48. The do I call the VW sedans turtles? Deens were in third, seven min-Well, they're hard-shelled, slow- utes back and seven ahead of Del but-steady, usually around at the Col. Wesseldine had dropped to finish and can't tum over once fifth and was 14 minutes behind, you get 'em upside-down. Mike just ahead of Stuart. Mounts and Mounts was first off, but the high- Woodruff were way behind with flying Tim Smith had the lead on various and sundry troubles. the road by Check 1. In third was Smith turned in a nearly iden-Michael Del Col. Then came the tical lap time to his first to score Win and Eric Deen Team, Red an elapsed time of 5:22:13 in the Burgin, and the John Woodruff Baja Bug. Team, all close. Stuart Baxter and . "Thanks to the best damn pit Dennis Wesseldine brought up crew on earth!" beamed Smith. "No flats, perfect race, I've got to thank my co-driver, Carl Whit-ing. And BFGoodrich!" Burgin was 20 minutes back for second, with Del Col third, Wes-seldine fourth, the Deens fifth, Baxter sixth and Mounts the sev-enth and final class finisher. Ten Pro Challengers did battle royale. ·Kurt Brewer defended his first off starting position against Jeff Geiser for the entire 230 mile sprint. At Check 5 first time through, Geiser was ahead by two minutes over the Tracy Teston Team and Brewer. Three minutes later came Greg Anderson and Ja~ son Greener. John Winn was sixth, with Ray "RT" Newton, Scott Butcher, and Rick Poole giving chase. The Bob Sohren Team, with Sean Moss at the wheel, was w~y back with big troubles . The always-quick Geiser was just 46 seconds ahead of Team Teston, second, ·with Brewer three more behind for third. Anderson was fourth, Poole fifth, Greener sixth, Newton seventh, Winn eighth Butcher ninth and the Sohren's a far-off-in-the-dis-tance tenth. As they passed the 3/4 mark second time through at Graham Well, Brewer was out front by two minutes on Geiser, who had ex-perienced throttle cable troubles. Thirteen minutes later came Poole in third, eig~t ahead of Team Teston. Five minutes later came Newton, Greener, Winn and Anderson. Turning in a time of 5:20:31, Brewer earned his first win with a narrow 1: 12 margin over Geiser. Poole hung on to third, but Team Teston dropped out, moving Newton into fourth. Winn got around Greener for fifth. In the Sportsman Division, just two Unlimiteds were entered and neither finished. - ' Three tried their hand in Sportsman 10, but only Willie Cummings finished a lap. The long route took its toll on all the Sportsman classes. Robert Thomas took his four seater for one trip in 4:36:58 and Sport Mini George Papageorge did one in 5:15:16. In Sportsman -Limited, only Steven Phillips got a lap in, but it took 7: 11: 10 and he was done. The Awards Presentation took place Saturday night at 8:30 in the still-being-refurbished Parker Theatre, courtesy of local pilot and attorney John Churchill. An enthusiastic crowd filled the place, protected from the "El Nino" storm still raging outside. Jay's voice was gone, so Jackie took over emcee duties and did a fine job, passing out cash awards and trophies on the spot First up in the 1998 Desert Tour is the Tecate 100 ir:t Rocky Point, Mexico, February 14. Bring your sweety! 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MAG-7 Racing News By Stephen Stenberg Mag-7 1s oft and runnmg this year with Officer Elections hap-pening first. I was selected to re-place Phil Breedlove as our new Club President. I previously held the position of Equipment Man-ager for the last two years. Phillip Breedlove did a fantastic job while President for the last two years as well. He helped further the club, plus brought in many new racers. A mighty "HOO-YA" goes out to Phil for all he's done for us. I look forward to carrying the Mag-7 tra-dition on as our new President. Meanwhile, Andy Pina, who has been my assistant Equipment Manager for the last year, moves into the duties as Equipment Manager for our club. Andy man-ages a Tool Shop everyday, and comes well versed for this posi-tion. Our very capable Race Director's, Wayne & Debbie · Newell, will stay on for another season as well. Mar.k Cranmore, who became our Pit Coordinator before last years Baja 1000 will stay on as well. Keep doing a great job Mark! They created a new position this year called the "Communications Director". Eric Williams has taken on this posi-tion, and is running with it. And last, but not least, Mike Henning (EMT-D Instructor), our newest member, is our Medical Liaison, when he's not out working at his Fire Station on San Clemente Is-land. Our Secretary, Treasurer, Internet, end Clothing Director stayed the same from last year. Mag-7 has" voted to pit mostly. the Baja races with SCORE .for 1998. They are the San Felipe 250, the Baja 500, and the Baja 1000 to La Paz. They are also ex-ploring the idea of pitting the Veges To Reno " race as well, if we get enough racer interest over, the next six months. More on this as the year moves on. Currently, Mag-7 has a membership drive going on. If you are a member of Mag-7, you will be getting (or have already received) a flier and post card from us confirming your status. They are updating our mailing list. They are currently seeking both new Racers and Pit People that like to go to Mexico and attend races. Equally impor-tant are our current members. If you have a friend that likes to go to the races, bring them toe Mag-7 meeting-and lets meet him or her. They can always use more Pit Members, as well as Racers. Cur-rently for 1998, we have Racers in Trophy Truck, Class 3,8,9,10,21,22,25 , and Sports-man. Currently, our meetings are held in various locations through out San Diego County, every third Wednesday of the month. The club is currently looking for a per-manent location as we speak, within San Diego County. Mag- 7 Racing Club has been in existence since 1968. They provide basic pit service to a vehicles and motor-cycles (including quads) includ-ing, FM Radios, welders, lighting generators, gas dump cans (both car and motorcycle) fire extin-guisher' 8, tools, and basic First Aid boxes. Sometimes a racer will come in to get help from us, thinking that they will help everyone. Well, Dusty Times they do help everyone, but if a racer is competing with a racer that has paid us to be his/her pit; they have to refuse immediate help. A large part of being a suc-cessful racer is proper preparation. That includes preparing the car or bike and having proper pit help set up. 1$ a racer does not prepare well, he/she doesn't deserve to beat someone who has prepared. But they do have the basic Sa-maritan attitude and will always feed a stranded racer, provide him shelter, and help him get home. They welcome all classes and are set up to service any basic needs. On January 3rd, the remake of the movie "Magnificent Seven" was shown on TV. The original movie (with Yul Brenner) has a special place within our club-The original seven members, who were all racers at the time back in 1968, saw the movie, and the took the name "The MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RACING CLUB", as the name of our club. This was based on the seven Founding Members. And, for 1998, that will mark 30 years of Mag-7 involvement with the Off Road Racing Community, as well as 30 years of"attending every Baja 500 and 1000 as a Rac-ing Club. First with NORRA, and later with SCORE, with stops along the way for races like the "Mint 400", and other desert races of past years-And what remains the same, is Racers needing a good Racing Club to get them from the start to the finish line in a race-That's what Mag-7 does best! For Racer Packets or information you can contact Wayne & Debbie Newell at (760) 745-5740. You can also fax them at (760) 7451137. If you want to hear a monthiy update on the phone, you can call Mag-7 At (619) 583-3 728. Or you can visit us on the Internet at our Web Site, You can· reach us through the SCORE Web Page, and then go to 'Related Sites' under Mag-7, or contact us direct at < >. Our Web Site will have general infor-mation about the club and the races we will be attending as well. So, for all you Mag-7 members, look for your flyer to renew your membership dues, end for the date of our Nag 7 Membership Dinner as well. And to one of our original seven members,' Jimmie Jones ', keep up the recovery, and come join -us when your able. Jim-mie recently went through a 5 X Bypass surgery, and came out in great shape. We here at Mag-7 Racing Club are looking forward to seeing you in your old racer form soon Jim! Everyone else, adios until next month. Team Baja. ■ Baja Pits Off Road Racing support Team By Carl Augustyn & Mike Lerma Affiliate Sponsors Onion 76 of Mexico, SKS Valvoline Oil, Escondido, California, and Cal-Mex Trucking of Mexico President: Carlos Orozco; Race Coordinators: Carlos Orozco (619) 449-7777, Leo Calderon (619) 267-9928, Carl Augustyn (619) 448-1912, Mike Lerma (619) 444-794 7. pension failures, electrical break-SCORE 30th Anniversary Baja downs, tire replacement and gen-1000: For the past 12 years, Baja era! driver rehabilitation. Pits has been supporting SCORE An inordinate amount of weld-Off Road Racing in Baja Califor- ing was the order of the day, but nia to include the 250, 400 and Baja Pits full service facilities en-1000. In recent years Baja Pits has abled racers to finish the course. expanded their participation to Fully lighted pits again facilitated intlude SCORE races in the a variety of night repairs to be ac-. ·southwest along with Fud Tecate complished in an expedient man-Corp, San Vincente Off Road and ner, and was a factor in not only Baja Off Road Promotions. In completing the race but maintain-1998 Baja Pits will expand their ing a competitive position. Support to include lntern_ational Baja Pits extends it hearty con-Grand Prix Racing in downtown gratulations to Perry McNeil. Tijuana, Baja California. , Once again The Iron Man Driver With 12 years experience and not only among Baja Pits drivers the effort and time invested in but among all racers in the 1997 training personnel, acquiring · Baja 1000. Winning a Class 7 race equipment and tools, Baja Pits has was a worthy feat indeed, but con-become a leader in off road rac- sider Mr. McNeil drove the race ing vehicle and driver support. In in a street legal pre-runner and addition, Baja Pits extensive also had to tow his motor home course pre-run evaluations pro- part of the way to Ensenada be-vide drivers with up to date course cause of a breakdown. Again, conditions and modifications be- Congratulations Perry. fore and during the race. Our ex-Another Special Thanks tensive communications facilities should be extended to Baja Pits allows Baja Pits to assist drivers member Rigoberto Flores. After and their chase vehicles to move driving the race to Pit #6 north parts and fuel to the proper pits of Chanete Wash, Rigoberto at the proper time. turned the car over to a co-driver. Baja Pits provided 10 full ser- Leaming that a Baja Pits racer was vice pits for the Baja 1000 as fol- in trouble back in Chanete Wash, lows: Rigoberto borrowed a Bronco Pit 1, 78 miles into the course from one of the pit crew and went was manned by Pit Boss Issie back on to the course to help the Orozco and eight members. Carl other racer. On the way ·into Augustyn and nine crew members Chanete Wash Rigoberto picked manned Pit 2, 4 7 miles further on up Ricky Stator, Quad racer of at Off Hwy 3 Km87 at race mile #151A who had broken down. 125. Mile 185, 60 miles later at · According to Ricky, this group Rd Cohabuzo JC was ·headed up ·. changed a spindle on another car by Sammy Martinez and a crew of in the wash and tried mi.success-7. Laguna Amarga was manned by · fully to get it back into the race. · the Travieros Bros and.a crew of About 3:00 a.m. Rigoberto re• 12 65 more miles into the course turned to Pit #6 with seven at mile 250. stranded people. The effort mad~ Pit 5, the San Felipe pit, at miie on behait ot the arivers was 294 again had a crew of 12 headed greatly appreciated on that very up by Ray Lunak, and 72 miles cold winter morning. later at Chanete Wash (mile 366) Besides the Baja 1000, Decem-Leo Calderon had a crew of seven. her was a challenging month for Another 66 miles and Jesus Baja Pits and its crews. The fol-Ameccua led a crew of eight at lowing dates are evidence of this worthy effort: 12/15-12-17 -The Parker 400, Whiplash Off Road Race. Perry McNeil took first, assisted by a Baja Pits crew. 12/13 -San Vacente, Ensena-da to San Felipe 300. Perry Mc-Neil again took No. 1 in his class, and again he was assisted by Baja Pits. · . . . 12/17 - Baja Pits I.2th Annual Christmas Party and Awards Din-ner. Driver of the Year: Perry McNeil. Rookies of the Year: Yee Brothers. Baja Pits Man of the Year was given to Radio Man "The Voice of Baja" Marco An-to·nio Galindo, who provided single handled the communica-tions for the entire Baja 1000 race for Baja Pits, Drivers, Chase Per-sonnel and coordinated with other communicators such as SCORE, BFG. 12/31 -Budwieser FR T, Dunnaway Dash XI, Fud Promo-tions. Perry McNeil second in class, Yee Brothers second in class, Baja Pits in support. Upcoming 1998 events in which Baja Pits will participate: six SCORE races, six Corp races, six San Vancente Off Road races, four Baja Off Road Promotions races, two Fud Tecate races and four Grand Prix international Rally races. . On March 20, 1998 Baja Pits will provide 45 people to assist in the International Grand Prix in downtown Tijuana, in addition we will send three pit crews to the San Felipe 250. In 1998 Baja Pits will .once again be expanding to provide 16 pits for the 1998 SCORE Baja 1000 to La Paz. We invite those . interested in joining a growing 'race support group to join the BEST, BAJA PITS ... We would like to take the op-portunity· to provide full. service . pits and a proven track record to all interested in racing off road in 1998. ■ San Matias Gorge (mile 432) fol-.-----------------------. lowed 57 miles further on atValle de Trintd-ad with Pepe Lozano and his crew of 8 (mile 489. Pit 9 had Angle Escalante an-other 61 miles into the course with a crew of 12 at Erendia (race mile 489). The final pit, Pit 10, was 79 miles later at race mile 629, Ojos Negros again with Carl and his crew and the finish was another 7 8 miles for a total of 707. The variation in distance be-tween pits reflects course diffi-culty and hazards. For the 1997 Baja 1000, Baja Pits serviced 10 vehicles in the following classes: ·one Trophy Truck, one Class 1 Pro, four Class 1/2-1600 Pros, one Class 5 Pro, six Class 5-1600s, one Class 7 Pro, three Class 9 Pros, one Class PT-Pro Truck and one Class SL Pro. In addition, running with Baja Pits there were two Quads and five bikes: one Class 40 Sports-man, three Class 22 Sportsmen (Japanese riders) , one Class 21 Sportsman, ·one Class 24 Sports-man and one Class 25 Sportsman. The 1997 Baja 1000 proved to be a difficult race at best, road conditions and hazards courtesy of El Nino storms provided many additional problems. As was to be expected, these storms added to the normal deterioration of both man and machine. Baja Pits crews were challenged with almost every type of conceiv-able vehicle breakdown. Repairs were made to brake systems, sus- -February 1998 ATTENTION PIT TEAMS Send us your stories of conquest or failure and we will inlude them on these pages as space permits. All stories should be recieved two weeks before publication date for consideration. Mail your reports to:DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla Street., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 ftJl/4BffllCX WHEELS BUILT TO ORDER X * FACTORY DIRECT CUSTOM STEEL WHEELS * ALL BOLT PATTERNS * ALL BACKSPACES MASTER CARD • Cl/SA • DISCOVER • AMEX 192lJ EAST 6th ST. • TULSA, OKLAHOMA 74104 Page 47

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f ~RACINQI, I Vlf/GASOLINE 11 ~ :,-1 CALL FOR YOUR NEAREST DISTRIBUTOR · . 1-800-54-COSBY COS~Y OIL.~OMPANY, SANT~ FE SPRINGS, CA CPC Cadmium-Chrome-Gold ,A nodiz!?• Electroless Nie k!e Aluminum D;e Casting Home of f .O.A. Racing Tieman Connector Plating Corp. 327 W 132nd St. Los Angeles, CA 9006 I 310-323-1622 • 310-323-1749 Fax 3 10-323-1517 Ask For MiK.e DE UNZIO HERMAN DeNUNZIO (805) 683-1211 P.O. Box 6057 Paul Ortiz 21540 Vine Street Wildomar, CA 92595 .. Santa Bart:ara1 CA 9~111 • Specializing in Custom Roll Cages • Welding/Fabrication • Tube Bending • Off Road Suspension (909) 471-0692 1>0NIJffOE ~A.&IN~ • RACE TRUCKS • RACE PREP • PRERUNNERS • CONSULTING • DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES • RACE SHOCKS • FULL FABRICATION SERVICE 2831 EAsr WHITE STAR UNrrH fJ!:i E-ZUP-e ::: FREE-ST ANDING, RUGGED STEEL & NYLON Sl-lcL TERS THAT SET-UP IN SECONDS! VARIOUS SIZES & COLORS AUTHORIZED DEALE_R 'CASTEX RENTALS 213-462-1468 PRE-RUNNER SPECIALIST • !}UMPERS • CAGES • SHOCK MOUNTS SEAT MOUNTS • LIFT ms • LOWERING KITS • DUALLYS AIR 6AG SUSPENSION • SHOW CARS & DISPLAYS • ATV FAB WORK EXPERT INSTALLATION & FABRICATION AVAILABLE -FIBERGLASS FENDERS i. BEDSKINS TOYOTA-::CHEVY-NISSAN-FORD-ETC. . . c::::::> -==--==-. 4010 N. PALM STREET, UNIT 103 FULLERTON, CA. 92635 (714) 870-9.422 FAX (714) 870-9;.:,2-4-08.365.9700 6 RA(IN, ~. Fl/Et:• FUELS & LUBRICANTS CO. BRUCE CONRAD 1537 E. Del Amo Blvd Carson, CA 90746 Phone: (310)603-2200 FAX:{310) 603·22S7 ·q:iuow .l~d oo·[~~l~P.l~W cl.le spy A.10J:)13.l!Q JJrilS J>OOD •u3w0Jm:., M.3U ,pe3.1 pue .. All0J.=:)3lll0 !!!in.LS aoon .. :n.p U! p.1t0 fl3U!snq .1noA llld ·news .10 S!q 'SAU!mq .1noA Jnoqe lOO p.10M 31.Jl l3!) FOREMAN ----;.&:::>-RACE TIM,JCK ENGINEERING / DEVELOPMENT FABRICATIONS/ RACE PREP NOW YOU CAN en THE RACING CfARS THE WINNERS ARE USING /mil FTC Racing Equipment, Inc. 31790 Groesbeck Hwy. Fraser, Ml 48026 ;g1 ,11 2-i,1.,x,9. 1',uc (XI 0) 2</ i .,1~ ,~ Fuel Safe's Custom & Standard , Fuel Cells are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the safety standards set by all racing associatio11s. For your local dealer eEL. Call or write for call (800) 433-6524 Raa•gulis our FREE Catalog I . . Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing, Inc. , 18062 Redondo Circle Hunlington Beach CA 92648 US A Ph (714) 842-2211 Fx (714) 842-6622 Off Road Style Fiberglass Fenders Graphite / Cabon A & D Services Custom Fiberglass fabrication GlASSUJORKS UnlJmlted KREG DONAHOE OWNER A!WiEIM, CA 92806 ·; PHONE (714) 632-3033 I CHARLIE FOREMAN FA>ll(714) 632-3835 3438 LOCKWOOD DR. (619) 467-.9211 15341 Pipeline Lane #B Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (7 I 4) 903-5644 Wholesale/Retail Pickup & Delivery U.P.S. Aluminum Wheel Repairs & Polishing EDDCO Wheel Co. Street, Offroad, Production Aluminum Welding RANGER 2.3 PINTO 2.0 9437 Wheatlands Ct. Suite K& L Santee, CA 92701 6I!1-:.!58-1.57:i OYER 3000 TOP QUALITY SPEED PARTS IN STOCK. STOCK 2.3 so PG. CATALOG PHONE (818} 444-4919 1438 POTRE.RO FAX (818) 444-3046 SO. El.MONTE, CA. 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, Califomi~ 91935 THE BEST AIR SYSTEMS IN RACING YOU CAN BUY! (619) 669-4727 USED BY WALKER EVANS ~HONDA f-1 # ,$& t • t • f PERSONAL WATERCRAFT JET BOATS I I I I ! BILLY ROBERTSON (818) 766-6134 (213) 877-7272 FAX (818) 766-9397 BILL ROBERTSON & SONS, INC. 5626 TUJUNGA AVE. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. 91601

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9SBO Nillvale In. Lalre•lde c• •2040 t&t9J 5&1•77'&4 Pager 40&·2550 Specializing in ~igh per,orn1ance. PoMler s~eering #or Racing Magna#lux inspe~ion available· JAMES GANG ·· . f RAC! NG PRODUCTS ARLINyTON SHEET MET AL CORP. ,t_,.24 Imperial Hwy. • Santa Fe Sprinp. • CA 90670 Complete Race Car Fabrication, Pre Runners, Chase Trucks, Roll Cages, Bumpers, Suspensions, Tube Bending, Aluminum Fabrication, Eng'ine Tuning Crew Chief Don Connors Phone (310) 921-2693 Fax (310) 926-0699 Owner James Hall JG TRANSWERKS "Go with a Proven Winner" Desert, Short Course & Street VW Racing Transmissions Joe Giffin· 1509 N. Kraemer, Uni I 0 Anaheim, California 92806 JIMCO (714) 632-1240 OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES FOX SHOCK SERVICE PARTS & ACCESSORIES RACE PREPARATION · (619) 562-1743 10965 HARTLEY RD. SUITE A MIKE JULSON SANTEE, CA 92071 • Electrical Wiring V•a & MIC . ..ON K.■NN• Gauge Aaembli• Racer Discounts, 809-F N . Lakeview Ave • Plocenlio, CA 92670 Tel/Fox 714-779-2316 · RACE CAR/PRE-RUNNER PREP & FABRICATION CUSTOM TRAILERS L~z:1 Russ Jones Motorsports CUSTOM FABRICATION 138 SANTA FELICIA DRIVE SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 ( 805) 466-4 t 04 Shop: (805) 968-1067 Fax: (805) 968-3438 l ___ ---=·-·-·-----· .....-...c.:_'·---. --'KARIS: COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 3463 Massillon Road, Suite B Uniontown, Ohio 44685 330-699-1777 Fax 330-699 ... 1771 HONDA Power Equipment Athene Karis + · OUT BOARD ENGINE • GENERATOR SPECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES. CA 90063 POWER E ART KAWAGUCHI FAX (213) U4-2136 ('213) 264-S8~ LEE MFG. CO. 11661 PENDLETON STREET SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 (818)- 768-0371 ~HERING A full line of Power Stering gears, _______ .,. pumps and accessories for Any Thomas E. Lee type of racing. · Magnaflux and Zyglo facilitie~ available. • CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACE PREP • ALUMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLL CAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 416 FLEETWOOD GLENDORA, CA 91740 818-85_7-.RACE 818-852-8852F A.X KENT LOTHRINGER LOTHRINGER ENGINEERING MAGNAFLUX Service Suspension Transmission Engine . QUALITY RACE CAR CRACK CHECKING DONE BY PEOPLE WHO .KNOW RACING 818-857-7223 .Assembly-Machine Work, Parts , Engine Dyno Fadllty 10712 Kenney Street, Suite C Santee. CA 91071 619-596-0886 619-596-0625F A,~ Ken Ml\)oi' YOUR OFF-ROAD Catch us on the Net! SPECIALISTS/ PHONE:{714) 441•1212 FAX:(714) 441-1622 2366 E ORANGETHORPE AVENUE, ANAHEIM, CA 92806 MENDEOLA RACI-NG Volkswagen -· Porsche -Hewland OH-Road & Stadium Racing Transmissions Parts & Service 1290 TROCSDALE #I&J cm:L,.\ "1STA CA 91910 · <il9-691-1000 FA .. X 619-691-1324 MESSICK ACING PHO OS. ' , "Siill:.....-;a...--..~ ... JIMMY MESSICK Ph 760-253-5689 , F_ax 760-256-~911 35124 Cedar Road ~,;1!'.§t9~1. ~~ 92311 METAL 5 PINNING -FOR ALL INDUSTRIES CAL~ 562-928-9838 FAX 562-928-0778 SUNDRY ME;TJ.\L CRAFTS V ''.-"f'EO Tl,BE Jl . . ' =LANGED DISC 6831 Suva St. Bell Gardens, CA 90201 805-940-5515 .. , ,.~ • A-; t A 1 • • Ar •,4 A • 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DR., EL PASO, TX 79936 [9415] 857-5200

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Buggy S1mpply Race Car Chassis Race Car Parts · Aluminum bodies 1/2-1600 Motors And Trans Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, Az. &5365 (.602) 783-6265 • 1 (800)231-8156 · . ORC Race Radios Fax: (602) 437-1306 4107 E. Winslow #D Phoenix, AZ 85040 Paul Sigmundson Office: (602) 437-8164 Mobile: (602) 377-1983 OFF ROAD CHASSIS [jJ • • (j n7u1eeJ<t1lfj• BuENA PARK, CALIFORNIA Complete Off Road Preparation FOR TRUCl~S. VANS & M INI TRUCKS PRE-RUN TRUCKS • CUSTO M SUSPENSION AXLE SERVICE • WEL;:)lt-;G & FABRICATION Bill Montague Est. 1974 (714) 761-9460 OFF-ROAD TRUCK FIBERGLASS -25 Years in the Fiberglass. Business -Builder of 16 Factory Team Truck Bodies -Custom Molds and Repairs Trailer Products Inc. 1121 N. Buena Vista Hemet, Calif 92543 . Ph 909-654-7334 R'R (909) 360-5906 FAX (909) 360-0436 PARKER PUMPER HELMET COMPANY 10427 San Sevaine Way .. Ste. L Mira Loma, California 91752 HAROLD NICKS !31!: ,~'W~(,g)V~@7tl SAFETY EQUIPMENT Mi\XO!ltl, MOTOROLA, ROADMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRING FOR RADIO &/OR 11\'TERCOM STIL1-ONLY S 12';. 2888 GUNDRY ,\\IE. SIGNAL HILL, Ci\ 90806 310-427-8177 800-869-5636 Jerry Penhall 714 • 650 • 3035 I Fax 714 • 650 • 4721 1660 Babcock Bldg. # B · Cosio Mesa CA 92627 • All Tnu ol Steel fl Aluminum Fawicatioa •Tuhelleadinc . Fraley s Pl"rf oniiance Engineering • Ahaia-USteel W.ldinc *Custom Machine Work * All Types ol Race Cars SS5S W. Flaminco Laa Vegas, NV 99103 Bruce Fraley (7oz) 311S-9e~S "100. 110 114 118" metlianol &_ rnlro •RAC.ING '!iJI GASOLINE Steve Poole ~--•-:--.,yv,_.y~ B 3343 • Commercial Fuels & Lubes P.O. OX Modesto, CA 93553 , High Performance_ Lubes c/o Chuck Bryant , On-Site Fuel D1stnbut1on 1_800_399_4176 • Technical Assistance 209-537-1565 fax • Fuel & Lubes Handling Equip. DUSffi,ftMIS -:•r,· . . 1-.ns.YOU~tc, .• li.COMi·A'._. R Each month ten or_more cqpies of the-current issue can be in your shop, to sell or fo present to preferred customers. It i~ :t great traffic builder, and the cost is minimal... · CONTAO DUSTY TIM-a 20751 Marill$ St. Chatsworth, CA-9,311 _ :-91-8-882-0004 ~ll\> stuh ~ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ Precision Alloy, /,/d, flJ, 25805 NE 46"' Avenue ~ t,Ridgefield, WA 98642 $ ;o~ ;,, RO-C.K . .-RoLL -~CIE IP'll={J<O>"iFO> IF YQU'U. SHOW OFF ... ... WE'U. SHOW LP"I (714) 722-0491 MIKE ING PO BOX 2696 COSTA MESA, CA.. 92628 RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EA ::r ,\.~,; :N :;r. l:L CAJON. CA '12021 ..:::_:.;ki.~ i<C_jf I to 19) <i43-:24a0 LAURA RICHARD S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOTH HCR66, BOX 11030 PAHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV 89048 [702) 372-5335 TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92621 (714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 JOB SITE SIGNS• BANNERS• IW/OOW LffiERlt,G • c.\R LETTERIIIG • GRAPHICS SQUEAK & MARGIE COA:TS 5101 Galway Circle • Hunt1ngto, Beach CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 • F2~ (7141 694-9567 Phone ~.r . "((\-"' Fax 360-887-2000 7on & 360-887-7279 l::==========================--,-J ~ s~e~&~ ~to,1(/t«, e~~ Tel. 6 I 9.449.6252 '&It Pfato-45-4!0 # 10 ~ St. A High Performance \'8 Fax 6 I 9.449.6470 Race Truck Series 9-119 Ahraham \\av. Ste. B 6l9-347-5052 '7Hdio-. eA 92201 "The True Drit'er's Class" Santee. CA 92071-258-1 15855 Dell View Rd. 1040 South Main Str~'<!t, Fallbrook, CA 92028 El Cajon, California 92021 I·,\:\ 760-n.l-2117 1:-M.-\ ll. hajara,c ·i, tlh.wm Pl ION I: 760-723-2117 Steve Spirkoff/Owner 619/561-2913 '----===C=AL==L==U=$=F=l~=$=T=!==========---!J· ..c.

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. gfIJgfIJO (213)583-2404 SANDERS SERVICE, tNC. META~L PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS VVEW//1/G • FABRICATKJN • FUWIECVTTl/1/G • F/DVTEIJDS • REAR TRAILING ARMS RACE CHASSIS • PFIERUNNERS • FOX RAONG SHOX 134.5D't'NAMICS. UN/TD ANAHEIM, C4 92806 LARRY ROSEVEAR PHONE (714/ 996-6260 FAX (714/998-6405 So. Cal. Distributors -310-928-2278 Lyn, Gordon or Mike 1 TOTALLY TRUCKS Inc. (u,MP] · 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 DoN STEVES CHEVROLE1 Whittier Blvd. at Harbor Lo Habra, California 90631" (310) 691-6704 (714) 521-1102 Fox (310) 691-9396 Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks • Buggies • Pre-Runners (619) 449-9728 fAX (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 ----------IEnt. ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING 31510 223rd Street East Llano, CA 93544 · 805-261-3202 ~ Design . Fabr i cation lnstailatlon Darren Ebberts Tony Cerone (909) 340-4684 FAX (909) 340-4689 'l!IOE PRINCELANOCT SUITE:'1 CORONA CA 9171!1 ,... m-APUTEfi!IZEO VINYL G,V,.PH/CS & LETTEl(.ING 111·1 I WM I ,.._l..0-CXJST t,LOGS/GNS(AII. Pf/VCESSE5) -,.._ TRAOE SI-OW OfSPl..A'rS . .-. fl!;'\CJNG Gfl!;'\f"'HICS ,.._ OETAILEO& 1-N/QUE OESIGNS ,,..._ FLEET VEHICLES ,.._HI-QLJA.LfTY MNNE~ ,,..._M;'\GNETJCS ,.._ LOGO f?.EP~OUCTONS .-. RE,,',.L EST;'\TE ,.._LOGO & GRAPHIC DESIGN ,,..._ OEO'\LS Off Road _and Street Truck After Market Parts, Accessories, Installation "nd Complete Custom Audio neJI• 1ec~ Ro~ • C> Liff 3520 East rt'<> Cotr1P • Suf Mo~tu Charleston Blvd. U!fre..'tec~ • ~~ • M,S1) Las Vegas, Nevada gr,,itt~ ,c\uf<> M,efef (702) 457-2809 K& N • Trackside Photo Off-road race photography since 1970 Fidel Gonzales 805-578-34 70 P.O. Box 747, Moorpark, CA 93020 THEONLYREASONFORNOT ADVERTISING IN DUSTY TIMES IS BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE MORE BUSINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE MC£ Tl(IINS BY JEFF F/EIJ)S TRfiNSfiXLE ENGINEEiUNG JEFF FIELD 818-998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 TRANSMISSIONS WEST SpedaJJzlng In High Pert. T ransaxles • vw • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD WE RACE WHAT WE SEU. 619/449-9690 UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 10729 WHEATLANDS AVENUE SUITE A . SANTEE. CA 92071 CUSTOM SHEET METAL SHOP AIR CLEAMER SYSTEMS FULL LINE OF POWER STEERING FOR ALL TYPES vF 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 RACE CARS BAJA BUGS DUNE BUGS V. W & PORSCHE FOREIGN CARS NISSAN & TOYOTA (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 • Transmissions • Parts and Service • Complete Welding 22545 S. ~oonandie • Torrance. CA 90501 . Lorenzo Rodriguez 515 So. Vermont, Glendora, CA 91740 • . (818) 914-8147

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LAURIE DUNLAP V1CE PRESIDENT l 81 5 MASSACHUSETTS AVE RIVERSIDE, CA 92507 USA 909-3 69-5 l 44 FAX 909-369-7266 Adam Wik I 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service 535 East ~"rJ'r::J/ Park Anaheim, CA•92802 714-956-9457 ~-'HEUVINK CONSULTING f'UIJI IC llEI.ATlllNS & MARKl'IIN(; Eo HEUVINK M.EDIACENTRUM UTJU:CHT HE?-IGEVU,l)S'IRAAT l')/416, l572 KH UTRECHT THE Nl:THERLANDS TEL. 030-2722133, .FAX 0311-27226:\2 Monn,E 06-5~25:\sss. HoMEIPRtV1t:_030.2ziQJl's, Off Road Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Off Road Products Front and Rear Tra~ing Nms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication f'48LIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING CDNSUL1'ANTS EDWIN C . .JACOBS Dale White Racing 3940 Maranatha Circle Las Vegas, NV 89103 70Z-871-1661 PRESIDENT SDO'STATE MILL ROAD AKRbN, OHIO 44319 (216) 644-7774 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix. AZ 85017 JackW~s (602) 242-0077 LOOK FOR DUSTY TIMES NEW WEB SITE COMING IN FEBRUARY Classified ... FORSALE: l-1600Chassis-Woods front arms, Fuel Safe cell, Beard su-per seat, Wright rack, rear torsion bars, Sway-A-Way spring blades 2-12" Fox shocks, 2-14" Fox Shocks, 2 sets of body panels (818) 834-3999, pager (818) 229-1200 ($3,100.00 obo. FOR SALE: 1989 Raceco-Two seater Large front beam-Fod 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. ··'!'¼ 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, bored +.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 onAlcoas round out the rolling stock. Baja Bro-kers Ref# 610$16,500.00 (760) 723-211 7. Check out our new website at · 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. 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 Ffrst 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. Check out our new website at ~--""""'-------, FOR SALE: 95 Ford Ranger 7S Fresh Esslinger 2.3 4 cyl, stroker motor, 2-2 BBL 44 Weber 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 car or ? 40' enclosed goose neck race trailer avail. (702) 457-2.809. FOR SALE:Tum key 10 car Bund-erson chassis, single seat, long wheel base, race ready (no joke) desert car. New Fat Performance water cooled motor. Zero miles (no joke) Hurst shifter, Hewland gears. Rimco short block. New $700.00 Fuel Cell. 12 Fox Coil over shocks-Fresh prep. Weber 44, Summers Hubs, Sway-A-Way, Wright Rack & fresh paint, Extras, Motivated, Reduced to $11.950.00 (760) 757-8709 or (pgr) (760) 999-2552. WILL PAY UP TO $1,000.00 FOR 1 ;68 TO 1 BUS REDUCTION GEAR SET (16X27 teeth) Call (702) 385-4 700. Ask for Ned or leave mes-sage. .,... _____ .... 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-W ay front springs, PBA engine and trans. $9,000.00 firm. Arden (209) 836-9468. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • 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 RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. 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,.. Trail Notes ... GLEN HELEN WINTER SERIES -The weather was absolutely foul, Mother Nature played all her tricks on the spectators and participants at Glen Helen the first weekend in December. The track certainly wasn't SNORE - A few major announcements from the oldest Off Road Racing organization around. There will be some rule changes, see the SNORE ad on page 32; Dusty Times is pleased to announce that we will be the "Official Voice" of SNORE in the future and they also announced a tremendous end of the year prize for the overall points winner, see page 32 for this also. fast, the rain created a veritable mud bath but spirits were high and lots of SNORE SEASON POINTS -The top ten in points in SNORE for folks found out that Dusty Times makes a good umbrella. Pat Dean took 1997 are, Robby Guevera, Jeff Carr, Earl West, Dee Towles, Robbie Class 1, Mark Ruddis was the l/2-1600winner, Steve Bishop took l/2-1600SC Goerke, Bryan Freeman, Casey Jones, John Poling, Randy Reid and Tommy Bradley buried them all in Super 1600, John Greaves won Pro-Lite, Kenny Freeman Jr. Congrats to all of you . . Tim Casey took Stock Mini, Jeff Richardson won Class 7, JimmieJohnson ._ _____________ '!!!!!! won all four heats for his swan song, Brian Collins won the Champion Truck ,. Class, Sean McKenzie won BS, Pro-4 belonged to Jack Flannery, Evan Evans was the undisputed champ in Unlimited Truck. Take a breath here, Mario Bustamante won 5-1600, Greg Herbold won Class 5, Glen Mathews took Class 9, Dennis Sletten won Class 11, Guy Savedra won the Odyssey Class, Clint Wolsey took Pilot and last, but not least, Peter Kujundzich won the Superlite Class. Stay tuned for the complete story in next month's issue. FRT DUNAWAY DASH -The Fudpucker Dunaway Dash, held on New Years Eve each year in the southern desert was a howling success. Fifty-five race cars and well over 100 motorcycles turned out on a beautiful New Years Eve afternoon with nice warm weather and almost no breeze. Mike Julson was the overall winner in his Unlimited car, winning over $1500 for his effort. Andy Wehe took Class 10 for almost $1300 as did Kevin Graves in Class 9 and Rickey Kern in Class 100. Eric Dean Class 5-1600, $1100, as did Scott young in Class 7. Big$ winner was Vic Bruckmann in Class 1/2-1600 who pocketed $1800 for his efforts. Read the full story in next months issue. FINAL FLAG - We've lost another old friend. Randy Lowe, long time member of the FAIR pitting team, died on New Years Day in Irvine, after a brief struggle with cancer. Randy, who sold Florida Orange Juice for most of his adult life, also worked at Off Road Supermarket in the early 80s. He ran a desert two seat car for years and had also raced at Ascot Raceway in his Sprint Buggy in the early days. Randy's easygoing charm and friendliness will be missed. Our sympathy to all his family and friends. FOR SALE: (4) 800cc 3 Cylinder water cooled, Polaris 2 cycle en-gines, Brand new and complete 140hp stock $8,500.00 for all four or $2,500.00 each. (760) 948-6029 or (760) 949-4543. FOR SALE: Class 9 Two Seat JIMCO Former Rich Richardson Car (Class Winner) No miles since complete prep by Jim Rich-ardson. All the best stuff 300m etc. RC Jones Trans. Includes all spares, wind·shield & trailer. Ready to race. $ 7,000.00 (714) 238-9157. FndHace Gazette !Extraordinary Off-Road "llaelnl(" News from FVD MOTOBSPOBTS PromotloD8 ~o"lf e1~4z,-11!9 • Zsc C1M.ayun1t 2 :1u. ·1 Yie-.a Cl I' 91 t • =• &19..t2'1-1'71ti • ._.,. • .a.aa,ww. 11t11:/l'wwfl.ft.lftct.:o-• l·MJil: ~eleG,ia::Loo.,, fwdlte,a r...-.,, 1rt S1~\1Qntllil t,y n,, II"' Otego Col.,~ Spo"Q (Offl,-.1':~t, 'n: W11"11.H.U. 01.., htewt IACI ,Or 10U. sai-ty, pren,..,,11!,.g II [l'C011&;:ld1 The Day the Navy Capitulated and the Envlronmentallsts Blinked November 18, 1997: El Centre Ca: The Management Own.ight Group of the Flat-tailed Homed Lizard Rangewide Management Strategy meeting or MOG meeting for short The San Diego County Sports Committee Inc team hit two home run~ today, The first against the Navy Bombing Ranges won the game. The other was a grand slam vs the MOG team who wants to close the desert to all motorized events, especlally desert racing. We haven't won the latter game yet, however as we enter the late Innings, for the first time in land grab history the good guys have a documtnted white paper on their side tltled: The San Diego County Sports Committee, Inc Race Course Study Group West Meu Comprehensive Review November 1997 When the MOG meeting adjourned for lunch Karol McNeer and I Introduced ourselves to the the Navy representative. he apologized over and over for bombing range boundary marking and stated that they were wrong and we were welcome to have our races on our established routes of travel. The Navy representative told us that ...tlen this issue was put on the Imperial County Board of Super.1:,or, agenda and he received a letter from U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter that he was trying to mend the fences asap and was sorry for the misunderstanding. FOR SALE: Class 1 Single Seat, Chaparral, all chromoly, New DG-300 built by Fortin, Engine 2.4, type 4, dual carbs with air boxes, out-board Cvj, with Wilwood billet cali-pers, new axles, coilover front, Saco, Flame-Out, everything hy-draulic is CNC, Fuel Safe custom cell 26. 7 gallons, 2 sets of body pan-els, bump stops, Mastercraft, Radio, Pumper, UMP steering & air cleaner, over $28,000.00 invested, sell for $18,000.00 obo. Willing to take a 4 seater in part trade also can sell without trans, Can deliver in the USA, Last race Parker 400, this car is the Whiplash class cham-pion 1997,JohnRaitter (602) 832-1875 Pager, (602) 251-9866 more pictures -jraitter. This car is race ready!!! FOR SALE: Mendeola Bus Transmission gear for air cooled. Class 10. $2,400.00. For more in-formation call: (909) 983-2930. STOCK FULL F-150 Awesome truck!!! Driven by Rob MacCach-ren and Steve Olliges. 351 cid by Leon Patten, Valley Transmission did the C6 and Currie built the 8.8" rear end with a spool and 35 spline axles. 17" of front travel with (1) custom Kendall shock per wheel. 35" BFG Mud terrains. Very com-petitive truck, hottest fab work, ready to race and win!!! Or throw in a windshield and make a great J?re-runner! Baja Brokers Ref# 618 $40,000.00 (760) 723-2117. Check out our new website at HOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 FOR SALE; '93 Ford Ranger Class 7, 2.8 V6, 300 hp, V4 Trans, 9" Cone Rear, Cone front hubs, Wil-wood discs, Fox coilovers, Kuster shocks, Travel: 19" front, 23" rear, 35 gal. bladder, Goodyear tires, Ultra wheels, extra tires, Beak lock wheels, engine, trans and rear end parts. $25,000.00 obo (805) 968-1067 days. 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 $17,000.00 obo Spares, Negotiable. Brian Magin-nis (562) 630-5896. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Lothringer new car, only four races on it. Trade for 2-1600 or $15,000.00. Chris (805) 964-8643. FOR SALE" 2-1600 Chenowth Pre-Runner, 1600cc motor, Bus trans & c.v.s, Wright Place R&P, Tie rods, Spindles, King Pins and lower arms, Sway-A-Way torsions F IF, Link pins and tie rod ends, Fox Shox with reservoirs 1 # /side front, 3#/side rear. New tires, Centerline rims. Charlyn Power Steering, spare tires and misc., $4,500.00 firm, call Kenny (760) 356-2703. Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard On the other hand the race courses that have been IUegallty closed In the ¥Lest Mesa and Yuha Desert took a very upward turn for reinstatement when the San Diego County Sports Committee, Inc presented their "West Mesa Comprehensive Review" document on Tuesday November 18, 1997, Thanks to all the letters that our supporters sent us from all over the United States and copied (after all we didn't want them to become lost!) end forwarded to U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter we were allotted a place on the agenda. Thanks to the SDCSO Race Study Group the document they presented caused ewn the hard core environmentalists to blinks, At the conduslon of a scheduled ten minute time slot that anded one and a half hours later the tide was now on out side. We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. While we· won round round one there are at least two to go. Please keep your letters of opposition· comlng In, With your help combined with lntelHgent decisions and professlonally prepared documents from the San Diego County Sports Committee Inc. the Desert will be once again opan to those that love and appreciated it instead of being closed to those that never visit It, let alone enjoy it. Thank you very much for your help, keep up the good work and we wtll be the model for all others to use to defeat those that have ·no knowledge of IMIY the desert is a place we appreciate, respect and enjoy! Fud Page 54 February 1998 (800) 656-337~ Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fix" IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fasf-Fill" dump cans. Both new products can save you race time. Race Sman-Be Sate 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 9191 0 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX {619)-691-0803 . .,.-- -Dusty Times

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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 "turn key" car. FAT's best 4AG, Fortins best 5 speed, Kuster bypass shocks, Summers etc. Meticulous attention to de-tail, powder coating, prepped w/ spares. Can easily be converted to Class 1. Over $70K invested, Ask-ing $49K. Todd @ (702) 348-7812. DON-A-VEE BLOW OUT SALE-TROPHY TRUCK: This is the Winningest Trophy Truck of 1997. 650 hp V8 Motor, Kuster coilover shocks all the way around BFGs on headlocks, great spares package. Race support and spon-sorship negotiable! Call Baja Bro-kers Ref #638 $79,900. ALSO CLASS 8: Grand Cherokee 4wd or Zwd built for 1994 SCORE sea-son, 108" Wheelbase with 20" front travel and 26" rear. 580hp Motor, 72 7 Transmission with bil-let parts, Coilover Kusters front and rear, Rear-End is fresh and new, 54 gallon Fuel Cell, Tommy Lee power steering, comprehen-sive spares package. Only race 250 miles and then detailed for a Valvoline show. Call Baja Brokers Ref #639 $59,900.00 ALSO: STOCK MINI: Factory built by Don-A-Vee Racing, 4wd, Awe-some Rally/Raid vehicle, call for more information. Baja Brokers Ref #643 $39,900.00. (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE" Superlite Motor, Klemm built Honda FL350 Odes-sey motor, Liquid cooled, Just freshened, complete and race ready with pipe and clutch $1,200.00 phone (906) 466-2680 FOR SALE: Better than New. Loaded 1997 40' 5th wheel en-closed Race trailer, triple 600 lb. torsion axles, ST22575R15 Good-years mounted on Outlaw II Alu-minum wheels, 102" wide body, Ramp door, spring assist, 36" curbside door, A.T.P. stone guard, Chrome corners, Walk on roof 2/ inside match & ladder 4500 lb. super winch, 30 amp servic~ 4 ~ 8' fluorescent lights, 10-110 ms1de receptacles, Ultra deluxe white aluminum inside walls, etc ... etc .... many more features, super sharp trailer and ready to go rac-ing. Can deliver. Call David at Captain Trailer Sales, Hwy 41, Kaukauna, WI. (920) 735-0273, many other race trailers available, all with your needs, new and used. Dusty Times USED PARTS: Misc drive shafts, 4wd dual stage Torsion Bars, $185.00, lots of VW shrouds, Chenowth 2 seat aluminum roof, $125.00; Many, Many VW Tor-sion Bars, $20.00-$50.00; Jeff Fields Bus tranny, $2,800.00; Alu-minum Engine adapter plate -Chevy V6 to VW, $75.00; Ranger sliding rear window, $40.00; Oil coolers, $40.00-$70.00; 25"x22" Radiator w/Aluminum Shroud, $175.00; Boxes of Lights, $10.00-$55.00; Empty Flame Out Bottle, $45.00; Limiting straps up the wazoo, $10.00; Class 7 Ranger I-Beams, Radius Arms, Tie Rods for 20+" travel, $1,000.00: Keith Black 440 cid V8 Dodge Motor, $3 500.00·, AutoFab 15" Travel F-' 9" 150 2wd kit! Super trapp 1 Stainless Steel Muffler, $120.00; Full Race 9" Rear End, $3,000.00; Dana 60 Summers Race Rear End, $1,800.00; Mogi Race C-6 with Torque Converter, $1,200.00; 17" Wheels, $100.00, lots of35" Tires! (760) 723-2117 The Second Lap - Browse through our full inventory of parts on our Web Page at FOR SALE: FATTOYOTA4AG CLASS 10 ENGINE: Built and maintained by FAT, 1 race since rebuild, all the latest upgrades, Electromotive ignition, etc. Com-plete package ready to install in-cludes Ron Davis radiator, fan and many spare parts, {Cy!. blocks cyl. heads, crank, etc.) $7,000.00 or will consider partial trade for Top-Line Class 10/12 VW Air cooled engine. Call Mike (562) 591-5665 ext 241 days. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Mirage - Best of everything - Winning Car - Fox reservoir - Beard - MSD - Seco -Wright Arm - Suspension Unlim-ited rear arms - Bates - UMP -300m bars -VDO - Many Many more etc ... This car is beautiful $12,500.00 Race ready ... (714) 871-2011. WHITE LIGHTNING SPECIAL: Brian Collins' SODA 1997 Champ Class 13 Chevy has been SOLD . . Look for it under new ownership this year, possibly in the PACE Series. Still for sale: Dale White's Baja 1000 winning truck, Super Bitchin', bypass shocks, 710 hp motor by Shaver, MSD, BFGs on headlocks "Fac-tory" Chevy, Ultra clean and pro-fessionally built, Fresh rebuild! A solid finisher Ref# 634 Support packages available through Team Lightning! Both trucks $79 000.00 each. Also available less' motor/trans for less??? Call Baja Brokers for package break-downs at (760) 723-2117. Check out our new website at FOR SALE: 1996 1-1600 Perfor-mance chassis, 2 engines, 3 tran-nies, King shocks, Charlyn, PIS, Saco rack, Fodrill spindles, Wright arms, Beard seat, UMP A/ C, Dual elect. Ign., 28 gal fuel safe, spare .parts & tires $20,000.00. Gary (714) 974-7284. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Proven com-petitor. Suspensions Unlimited front and rear suspension. Cart-ers gear box, tool racing motor. All the best parts, days (909) 866-4686, weekends and nights (909) 585-8939. $8,500.00 obo. PIKE'S SERV·ICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ..... THANKS! RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS Mobil SERVICE EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT February 1998 FOR SALE: Class 5-1600 RACE'. READY WITH BEST OF EV-ERYTHING! Fresh Wiks motor, Fresh Bus Box with Hewlands, Fox Staged shocks, Wright front end and steering box, 300m tor-sions, 300m axles, Broached c.v.s with race cages, UMP air filtra-tion system, Parker Pumper Sys-tem, Mastercraft seats, New har-nesses, Removable steering wheel, drink bottle, 18 gal fuel cell, PCI radio & intercom. THIS CAR IS IMMACULATE AND HAS A PROVEN RACE RECORD! $9,000.00 Contact Tim Smith (520) 636-4017 or (520) 636-1009. . FOR SALE: 1997 2-1600 Loth-ringer, only 7 races, finished 2nd in SCORE Class points, Wiks en-gine, Fox, UMP, CNC, Sway-A-Way, Mastercraft, Fodrill, Race ready, thousands in spare parts, extra set of front and rear tires. Call (760) 337-6108 days, nights, (760) 344-2056, $18,000.00 Call ohn. FOR SALE: 5-1600. It's a winner, 2 championships, 7-lsts, 5-2nd~1 6-3rds, -7/8 Fox, ATL, New 091 trans 213 :0: 1 motors, best of ev-erything, too much to list. Mov-ing up in class and Must Sell. $10,000.00 obo, will separate spares $7,500.00 (909) 685-6517. FOR SALE: Single seat Chen-owth, 1600cc Engine, Delarto I carb, Fat Performance intake, too many engine mods to list. Wright spindles and rack, Fox Shox, Sway-A-Way axles, 930 c.v.s, Fuel Cell, Girling Brakes, $8,000.00 in new parts alone. Make offer. Contact John (940) 382-3254. I INDEX To Advertisers Baker Performance Products ....................... 19 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast. Orleans Hotels .......................................... 13 Best rn the Desert...... . .... . .................. 44 Bilstein Corp of America ............................. :,, 9 Cactus Racing ............................................... 26 Dusty Timas ..................... , ............................ 38 Ellis Desert A.acing Championships .............. 37 Ester~ Beach Short Course· Racing .............. 21 Fast Whtels .................................................. 47 FAT Performance ......................................... 29 Fox Racing Shox .......... _ .................................... 2 Fresh Air Systems ........................................ 15 Fudpucker Racing Team ............................... 45 Fuel Safe Racing Cells .................................. 55 GermJn Auto ................................................. 14 Glen Helen Short Course S1ries ....... y .......... 33 KC Hilitll ...................................................... 46 Kawaguchi Honda ......................................... 39 King Shock Tech ........................................... 32 Laughlin Desert Challenge ........................... 18 McKenzie Performance Products ................. 16 Nevada Off Rbad B~ygy ............................... 40 PCI Race Radios and Equipment ..................... 4 Pike's Family Restaurant ............................. 55 Premier Racing Products .............................. 28 R&B Auto Center .......................................... 35 Race Ready Products .................................... 54 SNORE .................................................... 27, 32 Summit ......................................................... 17 Sway-A-Way Corp ........................................... 7 Toyota Motorsports ....................... Back Cover Trailmaster ................................................... 36 Transaxle Engineering .................................. 23 ·Tri-Mil Industries .......................................... 25 Valley Performance ...................................... 22 VORRA .......................................................... 34 Web-Cam ...................................................... 43 Yarnell Specialties ....................................... 41 FOR SALE: Excellent on/off road Baja, 2100cc motor built by FAT, Webers, Tri Mil, Supertrap. Pro-fessionally built full cage, Simp-son belts, full interior, dual Bil-steins rear, valved/reservoired Bil-steins front, VDO gauges. De-pendable on/off road transporta-tion, never wrecked $5,700.00 (714) 248-8682. • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless Fuel Sale's "Pro Cell" Is our top-ol-the-line racing cell that comes ready to Install and it's backed by • lull 10 year warranty. super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safety foam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience e For more info call or write lo:. Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing. Inc .. 18062 Redondo Circle. Huntinglon Beach. California 92648 (800) 433-6524 (714) 842-2211 httpJ/ Page 55

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