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1998 Volume 15 Number 5 Dusty Times Magazine

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:WolUmtt 11 • ■umbers • IIIIIY 1-covering the world of competition in the dirt ..•

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Volume 1 s -Number s April 1998 Publisher Emeritus Jean.Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography· Jim Culp baryl "No Br-akes" Drake Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Ralph Mason Daniel Mainzer Jimmy Messick Ron Miller Troy Robinson Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Trackside Photo Inc. Less Wolfe Art Director Larry Worsham ......... .,..acal_,, Subscription Rates: $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTI 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. DUSTI TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 87 50-17 32) 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. snapshot of the Month ... The year was 1985, Toyota had won the MTEG Chii'°mpionshi.p again and the ju ilani: winners were Cal Wells, Ivan Stewart, Steve Millen, Les Unger and the ever vivacious Ms Toyota. Hell, it was only 13 years and we all still look the dame, don't we? 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 SCORE San Felipe Z50 by Judy Smith ................................... , .................................... 8 Safari Rally Kenya '98 by Martin Holmes ............................................................... 18 Glen Helen Awards Banquet by Ron Miller ........................................................... 20 MDR Wildwash 250 by Ron Miller ................. : ....................................................... 22 Protrucks in Las Vegas by Homer Eubanks ............................................................ 24 Tribute to Jeam Calvin by Fud ............................................................................... 26 Glen Helen - Round l by Ron Miller ...................................................................... 32 Whiplash Tecate 150 by Daryl Drake .................................................................... 36 Northwest Rally Report by Jim Culp ...................................................................... 40 PACE Off Road Championship at Tempe by Dary_! Drake ................................... 42 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ........................................................ . .................................................... 5 Trail Notes .................................................................................................................. 5 Off Road Scramble by PC ....................................... : ............................................... 3 7 Checkers by the Big Wah:too .................................................................................... 39 CORE Notes by Sandy Parker ................................................................................. 39. · F.A.I.R. News by Joy Bancroft .............. : ................................................................. 39 Challenger Corner by Joel Mohr ................................... ........... ........... ..... ...... .......... 41 · Pony Express ............................................................................................................ 43 SNORE Comer ........................................................................................................ 43 Stake Pounder by Fud ............................................................................................. 43 G~ St~ff Directory ............................................................................................... 41 Classified Ads ................................................................................... : ...................... 49 Buzz Bomb Grand Prix Race Course by Fud ................... : ...................................... 51 Index To Advertisers ............................................... -............................................. 51 On The Cover Hector and Danny Ledezma have been competing for a long time and at San Felipe they added yet another win to their string, beating out 25 other 5-1600 entries in their great looking car. Martin Christensen and John Mendiola were the big Class 9 winners in their Jimco, beating out all their competition at San Felipe by 15 minutes for a great win. Color PhotogTaphy by Track.side Photo c:Suhscrihe :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--'-----Color PhotogTaphy "5lli'tt"tti~t~~r money order to: DUSTY TIMES ·20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Canadian - 1 year $25.00 US ■ Ov~rseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times May 1998 Page 3

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1998 Happenings ... ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto42 San Jose del Caho Baja California de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIDP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia 01 l-18-07-3298-5522 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 OFFROAD 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) 5 54 2-83 Off Road Races BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 April 17-19, 1998 Tonopah300 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 ENTERPRISES Les Wolfe, NEW President 1727 N. Main Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 776-4654 May 2, 1998 Wendover Express Wendover, USA July 11, 1998 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV September 191.1998 Boneville Challenge Wendover USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-lH0 (613) 475-ll0Z/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 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, A:l November 14, 1998 T reeline Rally Monrovia, CA CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 Maywood, CA 902 70 (213) 560-SHOW May 21-25, 1998 Memorial Day Charity Car Show CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION Dusty Times 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, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON In-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Cmme off Road Racing At Hamson Counry Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO . SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (0ll 52 61746834) Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637n 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 COLORADO mLL 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 P.O Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 CORR Championship Off Road Racing Carla Reid (317) 272-2827/FAX: (317)272-2900 Short Course Racing May 23, 1998 EXXON Superflo Americas Cup Beaver Dam, WI Gary Schlafer (920) 887-1600 June 6, 1998 EXXON Superflo Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race Antigo, WI Joe Servi, Jr. (715) 623-4134 June 20, 1998 EXXON Superflo Series At the Chevrolet Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Doug Davis (715) 478-2222 July 18, 1998 EXXON Superflo Race Joliet, IL Dayle Coyne (815) 722-5500 August 8, 1998 EXXON Superflo U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI . Brian Adams (906) 466-2723 August 22, 1998 EXXON Superflo Luxemburg Off Road Challenge Luxemburg, WI Kelly Hafeman (920) 468-8208 September 4, 1998 EXON Superflo Series At The Chevy Trucks World championship Off Road Race Crandon, WI Doug Davis (715) 478-2222 September 26, 1998 EXON Superflo Series At The 17th Annual 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Indianapolis, IN Mike Moore (317) 236-6515 December 5-6, 1998 EXXON Superflo Winter Series San Bernardino, CA Bob Beyer (909) 384-9342 CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 October 9-11, 1998 Southern Calif. Jamboree Hungry Valley SVRA 1-800-42 CORVA ext 509 October 30-November 1, 1998 Northern Calif. Jamboree Frank Raines OHV Park 1-800-42 CORVA ext 502 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurstan 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 .Lalce Havasu City, A:z 86403 (520) 855-6125 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line RoadWellsville, Ohio43968 (330) 532-4589 ELLIS DESERT RACING CHAMPIONSIDPS (760) 256-8059 April 17, 1998 Stoddard Valley, CA August 7, 1998 Johnson Valley December 5, 1998 Stoddard Valley ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACING Victoria Galindo Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 0ll-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 Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Associaton 2750 Cozumel Drive #1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 (407) 254-5167 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (p19) 427-5759 May 23, 1998 Fud ZOO Plaster City West, CA July 25, 1998 Conquista Gran Carrera Tecate, Baja, MX October 31, 1998 Superstition 250 Lake Superstition, CA December 31, 1998 Dunaway Dash :laster City West, CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 Glen Helen Short Course Championship Series June 14, 1998 Round 3 July 12, 1998 Round 4 August 16, 1998 RoundS September 13, 1998 Round6 October 25, 1998 Round 7 November 22, 1998 Round 8 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: Troph-y, ll-1600, 5, 7S, I and Quads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 ( AU events staged at the club grounds May 1998 MEMORIES • It seems incredible but it has been a year since Jean Calvin, the Publisher of Dusty Times left this earthly venue for the eternal off road race in the sky. Time passes and the void becomes smaller with the passage but the void is there and will always be there. Take a moment and remember Jean as the greatest friend of off road racing there ever has been. Remember h~r scribbling in her notebook or your interview with her at race end, but remember her as a true friend to all in the off road community. CLOSE CALL• No too many of us were aware of it but there was a time not too long ago when the "Weatherman", Bob Steinberger was thinking strongly of retirement, which, in this writer's opinion would leave a hole in our long desert races that would not be easy to fill. Seems a lot of the problem was financial, covering the Baja 1000 to La Paz is a very costly adventure, renting a plane, stationing people along the very long course, lots of radios and all for us, the racers to help us out in our time of need. Needless to say, as you are reading this the problem has been resolved and we will have the services of The Weatherman for the balance of 1998, including the La Paz run. Good news for a change. SOUTH EAST SHORT COURSE -Geoff Lee has~ five race short course schedule in Tennessee, starting in April and running through August. See the Happenings listing under South East Off Road Racing and contact Jeff for further information . . RIM OF THE WORLD -Don't forget, all you rallyists out there, "Rim" is coming, May 8 and 9. Rally Headquarters at the Holiday Inn in Palmdale. Technical Inspection starts at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. For all the info call the Giebeault's at 76_D-375-8704. BIGGER AND BETTER -Simpson Race Products have been consolidated under one roof in the glorious republic of Texas, a venture that has been going on for the last year and a half. The entire Simpson line is now uncler one roof, except for driving suits and crew uniforms which are still being made in California. The 87,000 square foot building is located in New Braunfels, Texas, 30 miles from San Antonio and we wish Bill and all his staff a happy and successful future in their new home. MOTORCYCLES• We are happy to announce that Dusty Times will be covering selected motorcycle races in 1998. The SCORE Baja 500 and 1000 will be covered by our old friend and top notch journalist Tony Tellier and you know those will be worth reading. The other three or possibly four races are the Best In The Desert Series, and with the crackerjack reporting of Tom and Anne Vanbeveren we hope all our friends in the motorcycle world will get the recognition they deserve. TELLIER -Dusty Times is glad to welcome Tony Tellier back into the fold of Off Road journalism. Tony's writing style is unique and his offerings are gratefully accepted by all of us. You can contact Tony via E-Mail at Welcome home Tony! ROBBY GORDON -The Arciero-Wells CART Team and PPI announced that Off Road Racing's own Robby Gordon will debut with the team at Nazareth on "April 26th. Robby will assume full time driving with the team at Gateway International Raceway in May. Needless to say we wish Robby all the best on resuming his open wheel on pavement career. Go get 'em! in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 St. Paul, MN 55108 Steve Beddor (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. P.O. Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (714) 364-0515 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5LZ Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 May 2, 1998 Short Course Race Bellingham, WA May 23, 1998 Short Course RaceBellingham, WA May 30, 1998 Short Coure Race - Thurston County A TV Area Olympia, WA June 7, 1998 Bronco Buster short Course/Tough Truck Goose Lake A TV Area Kamloops, BC, Canada June 13, 1998 Short Course Race Thurston county A TV Area Olympia, WA June 27, 1998 Short Course Race Hannigan Speedway Bellingham, WA July 11, 1998 Short Course Race Thurston County A TV Area Olympia Washington July 12, 1998 Bronco Buster Goose Lake Enduro Goose Lake A TV Area Kamloops, BC, Canada July 18, 1998 . Short Course Race Hannigan Speedway Bellingham, WA LI.T.R.E. . JeffElrod (408) 926-0522 JimAruta (408) 247-4402 MICIDGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, Ml 48813 (517) 543-7214 MICIDGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIDPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 4883 7 (51 7) 62 7-6200 MICHELIN PRO RALLY CHAMPIONSIDP Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 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 P'almdale, CA Paula Gibeault (760) 375-8704 June 5-6, 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 Cir' Pages

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October 2-3, 1998 Prescott 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 (3~4) 838-4215 VP: Walter Flack (217) 987-6568 LTOR-Lincoln Trail OffRoaders Pres: Dean Conkling (217) 830-4215 V.P.: Brad Key (217) 446-4556 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 May2,1998 Lincoln Trail Motorsports Speedway Casey, IL Larry Tipsword (217) 232-9859 May 16, 1998 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 June 13, 1998 Triple R Raceway Nashville, IL Steph Sabo (618) 327-9312 July 11, 1998 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 August 8, 1998 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 September 6, 1998 Triple R Raceway Nashville, IL Steph Sabo (618) 327-9312 October 3-4, 1998 - Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park Casey, IL Larry Tipsword (217) 232-9859 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Produced lry Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING P.O. &x 1863 Glendora, CA 91741 (626) 914-7029 Phone (626) 914-9169 Fax Onfy April 17-18, 1998 Ridgecrest 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 19-20, 1998 Lucerne 400 Lucerne,CA August 14-15, 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 May 1-2, 1998 Ridgecrest, CA June 19-20, 1998 Location TBA July 31-August 1, 1998 Barstow, CA September 25-26, 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 -Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TIJFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 July 29, 1998 Arlington Raceway Kasota, MN July 24, 1998 Waseca County Fairgrounds Waseca,MN July 30, 1998 Pope County Fairgrounds Glenwood, MN . August 1, 1998 Yellow Medicine County Fairgrounds Canby, MN Page& August 5, 1998 Anoka County Fairgrounds Anoka,MN August 8, 1998 Lake OfThe Woods Fairgrounds Baudette, MN August 15, 1998 Stevens County Fairgrounds Morris, MN August 16, 1998 Dakota County Fairgrounds Farmington, MN August 21, 1998 Isanti County Fairgrounds Cambridge, MN August 22, 1998 McLeod County Fairgrounds Hutchinson, MN OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OFELPASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 . (915) 855-8899 AH races are at MDMntain Shadow Lake. Take I-IO Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. ·New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 JimKendel (216) 339-4674 AH races held at Hamson CCIMnt) Failp:ounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichbourne, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) July 4-5, 1998 Cedar Springs July 11-12,_ 1998 Janetville August 8-9, 1998 Barrie Speedway PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 630-963-4810 900-PRO RACE PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PROTRUCK RACING ORGANIZATION (619) 449-6252 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. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SCORE SCORE International 23961 Craftsman Rd., Suite A Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 June 5-7, 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-U, .1998 31st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja Norte to La Paz, B.C., Mexico SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthuaiasta P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 8?1Cl6 . . c102> 45z.452i April 17-197 1998 · Buffalo Bill s 400 · Primm, NV(Stateline) May 29-31, 1998 KC HiLites Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV Auguat 14-15, 1998 NAPA Auto Parts Ely.NV September 25-211..l998 29th Annual SNOK!:. 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 A"eilus . Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 526-a805/Fax:(805) 584-8518 Internet: SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 SOUTH EAST OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. President - Geoff Lee 1100 West Main Street D-3 Franklin, TN 3 7064 Classis 1/2-1600, 5-1600,. Class 9, SODA Class 11 & Sportsman April 25, 1998 May 23, 1998 June 27, 1998 July 25, 1998 . August 29 1998 . (AU Races at Rall;, Hill St>eedwap SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive . · Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (AU Races at Eastba;, Racewa,, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PI'Y) LTD. ' P.O. Box 706 . · Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011)788-5138 Fax (011 ) 880-2170 SODA Short Course Off Road Driven 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 15-16, 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) JIMMY! l ~ ·-• - -On April 18, 1980 Jimmy Messick was born into a true off road family, as seen by this· picture at 1 ½ years of age. Congratulations from Mom, Dad, Jennifer, Jessica, Justine and all the rest of the family and friends. May 1998 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 T.O.R.R.O Texas Off Road Racing Organization Marty Jackson 8307 Bauman Road Houston, TX 77022 (713) 694-0207/Fax: (713) 694-8335 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (AU events at Owego Motor Sports Pam, Rte.434,0wego,NY) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 . April 25-26, 1998 Spring Special Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA May 23-25, 1998 · Yerington 300 Desert Race Yerington, NV · June 20-21, 1998 , Top Gun 300 Desert Race Fallon,NV July 25-26, 1998 Top Gun J: wilight Race Fallon, NV September 5-7, 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 wmPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602) 971-3730 May 23, 1998 Rock to Rock Rocky Point, MX September 5, 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, Wl 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 happen to be on your club mailiing list. Don't call, but mail your 1998 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; i~ 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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SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 Post & Whelchel overall It B:, Jud:, Smith Photos: Track.side Photo Inc. -~ 4 -Marie Post shared the driving chores with Jerry Whelchel as they powered to the Class 1 San Felipe win with a bit less than nine minutes in hand. Mark Post and Jerry Whelchel teamed in a V6 Chevy powered Riviera Eagle to take the SCORE San Felipe 250 overall. It was the off road Rites of Spring. Wild-flowers bloomed in the desert, gentle breezes tempered the clear sunshine, and street ven-dors hawked hammocks, jewelry and fish tacos. The lure of San Felipe had brought 185 car and truck teams as well as 40 bikes and A TVs to this laid back comer of Baja for the weekend. This year the course headed out of town from the arches, but then turned left, and went southward, instead of going north as it has for countless years. Racers traveled down the old Puertecitos Road to Azufre Wash and then turned westward, connecting with Chanante Wash and from there making their way northward all the way up to Matias Wash just before Highway 3. A quick run over to Borrego and then a loop out to Chinero got them headed southward again, past Three Poles and over to the power line road that brought them right back in to the Arches at San Felipe and the finish line. It was a total of 231 miles, but the washes at the beginning of the race proved to be a killing field for some classes, and many cars didn't get 75 miles into the race. In the Trophy Trucks, which were first to take off, Jim Baldwin rolled his Ford about a half mile into the race, apparently unaware that the locals had enhanced a ditch, creat-ing a serious booby trap. Baldwin never got going again. Miguel Barraza, one of three Mexican National Trophy Truck entries, was out at about seven and a half miles, with un-explained problems. But out in front of the group there was a good duel, with Tim and The Herbst day fell apart. They had serious spindle prob-lems, and LeDuc sailed into the lead, for a while. He broke a rear suspension piece that let-the back end of the car Garlos Ibarra took the bull by the horns and beat all the other Trophy Trucks by a bit over 11 minutes in his good looking Chevy. Ed Herbst in front in their Ford. ~-------------------------Mike Tieman had his Chevrolet Jason Hatz is not to be denied, he took the 1600 class win at San Felipe, he's MOn the class in both SCORE races this season. · · · wander, and it rubbed on the ruin his day. chassis, flattening two tires at Ibarra, who had no problems at once. Ibarra took over the lead. all, not even a· flat, continued LeDuc was about 12 minutes be- smoothly to the finish to take the hind him at 3 Poles, with Helm- class win, followed in by LeDuc, bolt third and Danny Letner, in who'd charged harder, but another Chevy, in fourth place. couldn't make up the time in the Letner was driving the whole distanc~ left to the race. He fin-thing himself. Jeff Lewis, who'd _ished about 11 minutes back, in enjoyed having the first start po- second. Letner was third, report-sition for this race in his Chevy, ing that he'd been high-centered had ball joint problems early and for about 45 minutes. In fourth transmission trouble later on to Continued on p111 10 Throwing sand all the way the Dondels drove their Jimco to first in Class 5, having about a minute and a half in hand at the finish. Hector and Danny Ledezma were the 5-1600 class winners, beating out their competition by almost 20 minutes at San Felipe. · in second place, and Curt LeDuc was third in his Jeep. At Mile 78 they were within four minutes of one another, and in fourth place, only a scant minute back, was Carlos Ibarra, another Mexican National, driving the ex-Roger Mears Chevy, which has since had some major adjustments made to its suspension. When they got to Morelia, about 106 miles into the race, the lead was still in Herb6t's hands, with LeDuc less than a minute back and Tieman a close third. Ibarra now ran fourth, with Lonny Helmbolt, in the Ford that used to be driven by Rob MacCachren, in fifth. You gotta admit, Larry Roese/er makes it look easy as he powers the Chevy to yet Doug Siewert and Cory Susag took their good looking Toyota to first in 7S, winning another win at San Felipe, and he was 18th-overall as well. _th_e_c_la_s_s~by<--m_a~ny<--ho_u_rs_. _________________ _ Pages May 1998 Dusty Times

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" -~ ,~~ -.. ,., :,2:.'k!, "; ~+:\: David Westham was the Class 8 winner, leading the way in his Chevy to the checkered flag in four and a quarter hours and finishing 13th overall. Darnen Jefferies drove his clean looking Jimco to the first place position in Class 10, just a few minutes in front of his competition. was Dave Ashley and Dan Smith When they got to Morelia in their old Class 8 Ford. Ashley things had thinned out some, but had blown up a power steering Whelchel was still at the wheel hose in a part of the course with and still in front. His lead had littie access. He had to wait an grown to about three minutes, hour and a half for his crew to get and now it was Doug Fortin in a there to make repairs. Smith had V 4 Chevy powered Chenowth in suffered only a couple of flats and second place. Mark McMillin had had broken a rear end gear, so he moved up to third in a Porsche had to limp in to the finish. Al- powered Chenowth, and Patten ways the optimist, Smith says the and Wilson ran fourth, with the old truck "can run with 'em -Tom Bradleys, Sr. and Jr., in fifth. we've just had some odd It was still early, and very close. troubles." Helmbolt, after a good Brant fell out with unknown prob-run, got to within about 10 miles lems before getting to Three of the finish and broke a power Poles, and Ebberts had a series of steering box, which cost him an problems, beginning with power hour and put him into fifth place. steering belt trouble and moving In Class 1, which had 26 start-on to a heim end that came out ers, there were also early prob-of a trailing arm. He lost well over lems. Word came back that Pat an hour. Dean had gone 26 miles in John At Three Poles, with Post back Gaughan's Chenowth, and was at the wheel, he and Whelchel walking out. John Currier was were still in front, but it was still looking for a tire for his Badlands a close race. They had 10 minutes chassis at Mile 4 and then he had on Mark McMillin, and he had terminal steering problems at Mile just four minutes on Wilson and 34. Ryan Arciero was seen stand- Patten, who were only one minute ing outside Bob Gordon's Chen-in front of Fortin, who was only owth and pondering its lack of 23 seconds up on Troy Herbst in forward motion in one of the early his Ford powered Truggy. Fortin washes. Seems the wiring for the had stopped at Morelia to add fans had burned up and the car four quarts of oil to his injured overheated. Mike Julson lost an motor, and Herbst was making up Martin Christensen 1mn Class 9 in his Jimco, finishing the 250 miles in a bit over six hours, 15 minutes ahead of his competition. ' Danny Anderson and Rob MacCachren are tough to beat and they proved that at San Felipe, taking the SCORE Lite Class by a bunch of minutes. bration in the front end after hit-ting a big rock. It worried them, and they changed to a new tire and wheel, but the vibration stayed. Still, nothing developed and they got to the finish line in good shape, to get the overall vic-tory. Their time even bettered that of the winning motorcycle, a feat that's often hard to accom-plish in Baja. Herbst rallied with a very fast time on the last stretch, to move into second place, only nine minutes later. A minute and 10 seconds behind him was For-tin, while Patten and Wilson, powered by a Type IV VW mo-tor, were fourth another 13 sec-onds back. In fifth place was Mc-Millin and Ewalt, who moved up when Mark McMillin. (Corky's son) had a flat and had to stop and fix it. Class 8 started behind the un-limited cars, and when they got to Mile 78, Dave Westhem al-ready had his big red Chevy in front. Beny Canela and Dennis Milner ran second in their Ford, with Richard Coronado, of Mexicali, third in another Ford. Brian Collins and his Chevy ran into trouble by the time he'd gone 40 miles. As he headed up the wash he hit a rock and flattened a front tire. He decided to keep going, because it was very soft in there, and he knew he couldn't get going again if he stopped. But it was hard to steer with that flat front, and he hit another rock, and flattened the rear on the same side as the flat front. Now he re-ally didn't dare stop. He kept moving along, until he came over a rise and there was a big rock ly-ing in wait. It split his rear end open, and made the decision about whether or not to park for him. His crew had all the parts he needed, but. they had to wait'" for all the race cars to be through before they could head up the wash to help him. By the time he was repaired and moving Collins was five hours down. By the time they reached Morelia, Westhem had a · lead of 16 minutes. He had his long-ignition sensor on the crank, and time lost -.,,..--,----,------------.., it took him an hour to get his with a Jimco going again. And Gustavo couple of Vildosola endoed his Toyota rear flats. Jimco, and went home early. They were But at Mile 78 the lead be- all ,finding longed to Post in that big single it a very seater, and at about that point he dusty race hopped out of the car and put as they Whelchel in. Behind them was tried to Tom Koch in a Jimco, tied with chase one Richard Boyle and Jeff Smith in a no t h e r their Aceco, both just two min- down. utes behind Post and Whelchel. Whelchel And another minute later was a and Post whole parade of talen~, including had no se-Lee Patten and Ronny Wilson in r i o u s a Jimco, Corky McMillin and trouble, Brian Ewalt in a Porsche Chen-but did de-r, .... time co-driver, Randy Salmont, riding along with him for this race, and they had one brief mis-adventure when their ignition sys-tem went down. The truck stopped, they switched to their spare ignition system, and then after starting up the truck, real-ized it had chosen a very soft, sandy spot to park in. They were stuck, but their crew wasn't far away, and they never even got out of the truck, but just sat and waited for help to come. Good planning. Canela and Milner were still second, and Coronado ran third, another 30 minutes back. Westhem was having no more trouble, but Salmont was finding the ride scary. They had a lead of a little over a half hour at Three Poles, and it was still Milner and Canela in second place, with Coronado third about 38 minutes later. From Three Poles it was only about 44 miles to the finish, but that was almost too far for Canela and Milner. As they charged down the road the truck suddenly gasped for fuel, slowed and coasted to a stop. Milner was driving, and he thought he'd run out of gas, but as he took a casual look out his rear window he· found he'd run out of gas tank. His whole fuel cell had dropped off the back of the tank, and was no-where in sight. Canela, who has years of experience at getting cars to the finish line, stuffed a couple of 11 gaUon dump cans into the space where the cell had been, duct taped a lot of hose from here to there, used some tie-downs and. rope, and got back in the truck to bring it to the finish line. Westhem, in the meantime, had gone on to take the win, with Coronado, who apparently had no serious problems either, taking second place over an hour later. Dave Crinklaw and John Penner, in a Ford, moved into third place, reporting a lost power steering belt and lots of tire problems. Canela and Milner salvaged a fourth place With their jerry rigged fuel set up. Canela got out of.the truck, looked over the gas oozing out of his temporary fittings to-ward the batteries and decided that some of his free finish line Tecate beer ought to be used to owth, Dale Ebberts in a Jimco, velop a Victor and Angel Barajas cruise through the flora on their way to the Class 11 win at There were only two Protrucks at San Felipe and Jimmy Nuckles was and Ron Brant in an Aceco. major vi- San Felipe, averaging 32 miles per hour. the class winner, averaging over 50 miles per hour on his run. Page 10 May 1998 Dusty Times

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Nuckles and Dizney to play by themselves. They made it all the way around, with only two flat tires and no other trouble. Nuckles drove all the way and got the win, and finished 1 9th over-all in the bargain. The next group to take the green flag was the SCORE Lite folks, and when they got to Mile 78 the lead belonged to Danny Anderson in his Mirage. He had four minutes on Jerry Penhall and George Erl in their Penhall, who were a minute in front of Ty Godde and Ross Craft in their two seat Mirage. Marc Stein and his Ford are no strangers to the victory circle and Marc took his Ford to the Stock Full class win. God love him, Walter Prince was out again in the Candy Cane Special, winning.the Sportsman Buggy class by about four and a half minutes. When they got to Morelia Anderson was still in the lead, and now had 11 minutes on Penhall and Erl. John Watkins and Scott Sellers were third in their Chen-owth. And in fourth was Godde and Craft, who'd already had a wash things down. The Class 10 cars got the green flag next, and some of them were in trouble early. Gene Griepen-trog got to mile 53 and lost an inner c.v. joint on his Lothring-er, while John and Mike Bartolotti, in another Lothringer, were also out in the same general area. But Darnen Jefferies was moving along at a fine clip in his Jimco, and so was Bill Hernquist, in another Jimco and they were tied and already five minutes in front at Mile 78. William Alverson, in yet another Jimco, ran third, with Rick Romans, in a Raceco, in fourth. About six miles down the road Hernquist succumbed to fuel in-jection trouble and Jefferies went on by himself. He was still ahead by five minutes at Morelia, and Alverson was still behind him. In third was:Romans, with John Phil-lips fourth in his Jimco. Bob Gra-ham, after pitching his Lothring-er on its head and breaking a front A-arm, ran fifth, one front comer twisted into a non-geometric shape after being welded back to-gether. At Three Poles Jefferies was still in front, but Alverson was pushing hard, and only three and a half minutes back. Romans was just four minutes behind him, and then it was Brady Helm, who'd taken over for Graham, a full 40 minutes down. Jefferies had broken one shock during the day and when the rear of his car started to feel a bit un-wieldy, about eight miles before the finish, he just assumed he'd broken another. In actuality, he was running on a rear flat. It was pretty well shredded by the time he got to the finish, but he was still in front, and got his win. Alverson, who'd backed out of the throttle some in the mistaken belief that he was in front, fin-ished second, a little over three minutes later. In third was Ro-mans, who'd had only one flat and said he was ready to go around again. He'd lost some time when he ran OU t of gas before E 1 Chinero, and was nearly an hour behind the winning car. Helm and Graham, roof dented and A-arm crooked, were fourth, another 18 minutes later. For the most part the Protrucks didn't come to San Felipe. They had an event scheduled for the following week at the Coliseum in L.A., and most felt it would not be possible to get the truck back into short course trim in the few days between races. However, Jimmy Nuckles and Jim Dizney brought their Ford and the Out-law team, Michael James and Mike Kalicki, brought their Chev-rolet. But James and Kalicki ap-parently lost their motor before they'd gone 50 miles, leaving Continued on page 12 Johnny Campbell flies his Honda 600 across the Baja sands on his way to victory in Class 22, first bike overall also. HONDA Power .. Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER ro_~-IJ Racer· and Spectator Discounts • GENERATORS •WELDERS • GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES =--.. -•WATER PUMPS •OUTBOARD ENGINES /! ..... ::~ . • LAWNMOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS EB6500SX j .. • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE DoEsf 0EUVERY TO TI-IE RACES AVAILABLE • PLEAsE CALL AHEAD KAWAGUCHI HONDA 3.'532 E. 3RD SI: Las~ CA 9CXJ63 • 213.264.3936, 264.5858 FAX 264.2136 HONDA Power Equipment Dusty Times --~ ;_~JSA : s A L E s ' s E R V I C E ' p A R T s Nothings easier. HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST ici f,>r optm:uni p1..-~l•r.11.,tnC"f' .:utJ ~.L'"C"ty. pk.tsi: lr-::id lb.· Q\\,l\"r 5 m.1."lu.1.l ~·fore" <"pt"f:l!Uli: ~our Honch Powt"r Equipment Spt>l'1lk:utons subJt'<'l to <"!-•• .u~f_t' \lo1th,.,ut ntJlke. "E:;.tim.Hc l>nly b.1~c-d on r..ltc-d load. •8,llt('ry n!,)t t11duJ('d "1th E;\l35J0$XK I . E;\150\X>S.'Oi. I ,u1d E:90500.5-X • ·With b.,~~l"I')' tr.l.\ kit . ..., h«I~ ,\ t-•• \."":~('r Conn1."cUon 10 huus.(' P<'"('r rfi1u1rt"S tr.m:Sfcr dt"'\1~4C h> ,l\01.! po:-1s1bl(' tn;u~ hl P''"'t'r c~"mp.-1,ny pasonn('I Con:1uh .l qu.llin('d d("('I.Ifrl.l.n. May 1998 Page 11

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Bekki Freeman pursued the gold in 1/2-1600 but Almost overshadowed by the beauty of the area, came up about eight minutes short and settled for Tom Brown was second in Class 5, just a minute and Dean Bayerle had their Chen-owth in front with a cushion of five minutes. Behind them came a bunch, all on the same minute, that included Jason Hatz in his Dunrite, Dar-ren Ebberts in a Neth/Chen-owth, and Mark Ruddis an d Danny Porter in a Per-f o r man c e Chassis. In fifth it was Miguel T omel and Mario Reynoso in a Mirage, and in the silver medal. and a half behind the leader. sixth, just two minutes later was Craig Forrest in another Mirage. Darren Skilton drove the ever good looking t<IA to first place in Class 3, but it took almost seven hours. Things thinned out a lot by the time they got through the deep sand of the southern washes and back up to Morelia. At that point it was Hatz in front, with a little over a minute on Ruddis, who was about a minute and a half up on Ebberts. Bekki Freeman ran fourth in her new Jimco, with Forrest in fifth, and the team of Brian and Scott Steele, in a Sus-pensions Unlimited car, in sixth, followed by Lorenzo Rodriguez in his Lothringer. They were 106 miles into the race and separated by just nine minutes, and there was a healthy bunch running just as close behind them. One mis-couple of flats, and now found the car pop-ping out of gear. At Borrego Anderson handed his car over to Rob MacCachren. Anderson hadn't had any trouble and neither did MacCachren, not even any dust, as they found themselves in a traffic free window. Anderson and MacCach-ren took the win, finishing 16th overall. Erl and Penhall, who'd had one flat each, and found themselves in a lot of dust, were sec-ond. In third was the team of Godde and Craft, still popping out of gear, and they'd had three flat tires. David Callaway and John Holmes, in a Dunrite, were fourth, their mo-tor on three cylinders since Morelia. Calla-way had a rough time of it. He hit a tree and ruined his thumb, and then he drove another 70 miles until he got where Holmes was wait -ing for him to get in. Class 5 went off the line next, and it didn't look auspicious for Mike and Dale Dondel when they lost their belts at Mile 15. Tom Brown went into the lead, and he had two minutes at Mile 78, with the Dondels, whose car is the one in which Michael James and Mike Kalicki won many times before switch-ing to Protrucks, in second. George Seeley ran third, 10 minutes later. At Morelia Brown was still in the lead, but only by 19 seconds. He was beginning "to wish he had more top speed. The Dondels were running clean and strong. Seeley was still third, but now was 14 minutes back, and he'd had a flat. The Dondels had moved to the front by the time they reached Three Poles, and had two and a half minutes. Brown was sure he needed more top end. Seeley got con-fused midst all the old trails and ended up lost for a bit, and fell back to a half hour off the pace. The Dondels reported a flawless race after the first incident with the belts, and took the win by just under two minutes. Brown, who drove all the way, was second, and"Seeley, still a half hour back, was third. The 1/2-1600 cars started next, and this was another big bunch, the biggest, with 32 starters. There was a lot of driving talent, and most of it was in the front bunch at Mile 78. Vic Bruckmann Page 12 take or a small mechanical prob-lem would mean the end of things. Hatz lost his stinger and his exhaust developed some holes. Bayerle and Bruckmann moved into the lead, with Hatz second, and Ebberts in third, about nine minutes behind the lead car. Forrest was fourth and Freeman, who'd lost some time when all her belts flipped off, was now in fifth place. The Steeles, finding their gearing too high for this course, ran sixth, just 10 minutes behind the lead. It was still anyone's race. But it wasn't Bayerle and Bruckmann's. They lost an axle and c.v., and over an hour. It wasn't Ebberts' either, as his rear suspension collapsed about 30 miles from the finish. He was also adding oil regularly. Hatz moved up to . . - ~ Troy Herbst flies down the course in the Smith Built Ford but was only able to nab the second spot in Class 1. Mario and Elias Ledezma were out hunting for a win but second in Class 5-1600 was where they were relegated at San Felipe. May 1998 TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT Iron "\Vill sold separately. Even I van "Iron man" Stewart needs cotton shirts. And T's and hats and jackets. The new Toyota Motorsports/TRD apparel and merchandise catalog. Open one ~p. 1·888·274·6452 Call and order today. TOYOTA I Everyday Dusty Times

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Steve Montana is all determination as he heads for the checkered flag in Class 21 on his Yamaha at the San Felipe outing. the front, and with no more prob- · the Steeles. Ebberts straggled in lenis other than that missing with his collapsed cat for 12th stinger, went on to take the win. place, and Bruckmann and Freeman finished second, about Bayerle got things together for a seven and a half minutes later, 1 5th. All together, 18 cars fin-with Forrest in third only 3 sec- ished in this class. onds behind her. In fourth were The Class 7 trucks were next off the line, and very unsurprisingly, Larry Roeseler was in the lead by Mile 78, in his Chevrolet. Steve and Chad Wisniewski got their Chevy about 30 miles into the course and lost their rear end. They were calling forlornly for a tow out. Bob Land ran second in his Ford and in third was Gary Mecham in another Ford, already way back. Roeseler ~d nearly an hour when they went through Morelia, but then he lost his alternator and had to stop at Borrego to take on a couple of batteries. Land con-tinued to run second, but Mech-am faded away. Land didn't fade away, he made a production out of it by hitting a rock, flattening a tire <!,nd rolling over all at once. He lost about an hour, but got the truck running again, looking sad, but moving along smartly. Roeseler took toe win, saying he really liked the race course. Land, two hours down, was sec-ond and the only other Class 7 car to finish. The 7S cars took off next, and in this group most of the trucks had run into trouble before Mile 78. But Doug Siewert had his Toyota through there in the lead, about 40 minutes in front of sec-ond place Hector Real in a Ford Ranger. Siewert flattened a tire through what he called "driver error" and handed the truck to his co-driver, Cory Susag, midway through the race. The team got stuck a couple of times, and at least once were pulled out by some friendly folk in the Wilson brothers support team. Siewert and Susag went on to take the win, followed in by Real, a little over three hours later. Craig Turner and Jeff Del Castillo ran second in their Ford for a w}l.ile, but didn't make it to the finish line. In Class Stock Full Manny Es-querra had his Ford in the lead at Mile 78, six minutes in front of Marc Stein in another Ford. Randy Merritt and Steven Solaiza ran third in yet another Ford. Es-querra continued to lead through the Morelia junction area, and it was still Stein and Merritt and Solaiza behind him. Some disaster befell Esquerra before they reached Three Poles, and Stein had taken over the lead with Merritt and Solaiza in sec-ond place and now Davip Sykes in third in his Ford. He'd lost both rear springs at once, which cost him an hour. Esquerra was now also over an hour down. Stein had an uneventful race, and went on to take the win; followed in by the Merritt/Solaiza truck, then Sykes and in fourth place, Esquerra, giv-ing the class a 100% finish rate. In the Stock Mini class there were only two trucks, the Toyota 4Runner of Tim Casey and Brian' Holder, and the Ford Ranger of Rob Reinerton. By the time they passed Mile 78, Reinerton had nearly an hour and a half on Ca-Continued on page 14 Bob Land wasn't having a great day but he ran his Ford to the finish, Ricardo Coronado has a good looking Ford and he drovt1 it a great Bill Alverson has a great looking Jimco and he stretched its legs at not stopping to admire the scenery. second place in Class 8 at the San Felipe picnic. San Felipe for a second in Class 10, only minutes out of the win. fil;JM\E\@vj}J v~~u .. .,. Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 Dusty Times Tropicana Ave. & Arville 800-675-3267 May 1998 11@ .. . ,,· . ~ . . West Flamingo & Valley View 888-402-6278 I 1 I I ! I I l I i I ! I ! J Page 13

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Kent Kroeker rode his CCM to a nice first place in the Sportsman class, averaging over 43 .miles per hour for his efforts. sey and Holder. Then the 4Run-ner dropped back about two hours with some problem, while Reinerton went on towards the fin-ish. Along the way he had to take his fuel pump apart and clean it up, David Flores was the Class 40 winner at San Felipe, riding his Honda XR to victory with an hour and a half on the second place bike. but on the whole Reinerton had a There was one Sportsman Truck fairly smooth day on his way to the entry, an '85 Ford Bronco, driven win. by Alfonso Hernandez Garcia and Alberto Rodriguez. They got through Mile 78, but were not spot-ted anywhere else along the way, and didn't manage to get a finish. In the Sportsman Buggies, which was an agglomeration of buggies and bugs in all classes, the lead car at Mile 78 was Walter Prince and Doug Browne in the infamous Candy Cane Raceco. In second was the team of Richard Bliss and John Hastings in a two seat buggy. John Becker, who travels to the Baja races from Oklahoma, ran third in his 1600cc buggy. At Morelia the lead belonged to Hector Garcia, in an unknown type of vehicle, while the Candy Cane ran second, and Bliss and Hastings were third. Hastings, who drove the second half of the race, was actu-ally at the wheel for the first time, and loving it. . GERMAN AUTO The Candy Cane went on to take the win, followed in by Hastings and Bliss, delighted with their sec-ond place. In third was Becker and his Oklahoma team, while Enrique Troncoso and Rodolfo Martinez, in a 5-1600 Bug with the engine cage all smashed, finished fourth. Ray Gibson and Keith Marquess, from Texas, finished fifth in their buggy, a milestone for Gibson, who's been racing for years and had never be-fore crossed the finish line with his own buggy. 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(specify Ford or International) set . . . ........................ $89.95 SACO REAR TRAILING ARMJ 3• X 3" ." ............... $435,00 1·21600, 5-1600 .......... $415.00 CATALOG ............. US$4.00 OVERSEAS $10.00 11324 Norwalk Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 562-863-1123 FAX 562-929-1461 Page 14 May 1998 A horde of 5-1600 cars came next, 26 strong, and the battle was close. At Mile 78 the lead belonged to Mario and Elias Ledezma, but they had only a minute on their cousin and uncle, Hector and Danny Ledezma. Hector built the motors and transmissions for both these cars. In third was J. A. and J.C. Covarrubias, two minutes fur-ther back, followed by David Gaspar, another minute behind them. And tied for fifth spot were Edmund Fernandez and the team of Roberto and Ruben Gutierrez. Things were still tight at Morelia Junction, but Mario and Elias con-tinued to lead, only a minute and 40 seconds in front of Hector and Danny. Gaspar was now up to third, about five minutes later, while the Covarrubias car ran fourth, and Eric Deen and Charlie Bignell moved up to fifth place. None of them were having any major problems. Except the Gutierrez team, which was out. When they got to Three Poles Hector and Danny had moved to the front, about six minutes up on Mario and Elias who'd had a flat. They also had trouble with a sticky throttle. In third now was Covarrubias, and Deen and Bignell ran fourth, followed by Gaspar, whose fuel filter came apart and pumped all the gas out into no-where, so he ran out of fuel. Hector and Danny Ledezma had no problems, though they found the last part of the course very rough for this class. They ran clean to the finish for their victory. The cous-ins, Mario and Elias Ledezma, were second, about 20 minutes later, af-ter dealing with that throttle prob-lem. In third was Deen and Bignell, who'd also had one flat. Victor Herrera, who drove all the way, moved up to fourth. He'd rolled his car at about Mile 70, and landed · on his roof. This car is another with the motor and transmission built by Hector Ledezma. Gaspar was fifth, while Covarrubias dropped to sixth when he hit a bump he hadn't seen and rolled over. He had to wait for help to get righted again, and lost about 20 minutes. All together, 19 of the 26 starters made it to the fin-Continued on page 16 Dusty Times

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Jerry Penhall had a fairly good day, flying his car to the second spot in Doug Fortin was third in Class 1 at San Felipe, only one minute out of The Sports ATV class belonged to Victor Moya, shown here riding his. the SCORE Lite class at San Felipe. the second place spot, third overall and avera ed over 58 m h. Honda XR to the class win. Gilberto Santana was the Class 24 winner at San Felipe, shown here flying his Honda towards the checkered flag. whether Avila was third, or if it was Gerardo Montijo. Enrique Legaspy rode his Yamaha to a nice first place in 250 Scott Dunalevy took his Hon_da XR to the Class 30 win at San Felipe, it rather than get out to fix it himself. He got it changed at the Zoo Road crossing, about eight miles be-fore the finish, and came in for the win. The Navarretes spun a drum, and while they put a new one on (they must have been carrying a spare drum!), Mayoral and Lacarra went past them to take second place with their sick transmission. The Navarret-es got the The. Barajas teain went on to finish first, driving the. last 25 miles on a rear flat. They had 35 minutes on. the Solorzanos, who were second, and Montijo came in thiid, almost two hours later, followed in· by Avila, about 25 minutes in back of him, and just 10 minutes before the end of his 10 hour time limit. Most of the racers were finished before dark, but even those who flirted with the 10 hour time limit were fin-ished in time .for ~- shower and dinner. Most ha·d liked the change of direction, though many felt it made an already tough course tougher. It was dusty when there was traffic, but for some it Sportsman and was happy to have his long odyssey ended. about 14 minutes ahead of his competition. ish line in this class. lems before they got any distance Jimco. In third was Leonardo and D'arren Skilton and his Kia at all; while Brian' and Jim Jeffrey Alejandro Navarrete, brothers were the lone entry in Class 3. He lost the motor of their Lothringer from Mexicali, just a minute be-didn't need any more competition about 22 miles into the race. Bill hind him. Then the team of John than what he got from Baja this Rodriguez and Jesus Luna got only Castillo and Jim Zabrowski, in a time. Skilton had two -flat tires to Mile 61 before their transmis- Suspensions Unlimited car and before he cleared the washes, and sion went out, and Luis Guevara Daniel Mora and Rafael Aguilera by the time he got to Morelia and Federico Montes took a hard in a Chenowth, were tied for fifth Junction the car was boiling. He hit from a truck on the engine place, only three minutes further had to keep stopping to add wa-cage of their Tubular Designs back. _ ter for the rest of the way. He said chassis, which put an end to their When they got to Morelia there's been a lot of work on the race. Keep in mind, no trucks Junction Lacarra and Mayoral suspension of the little car and started behind the Class 9 cars, had only a little over a minute on now it's faster, but it was still a this was one that was running Mora and Aguilera who were now _ long day. He got his finish, and late, anxious and careless. . running second. ·.In third was the hiswin. Butupatthefrontofthepack; .Navarrete l:;,. with The Class 9 buggies were next Alfonso Lacarra and Lalo Mayoral Mendiola in fourth· place, and to go, and the ones who broke got had their Jimco in front at Mile Zabrowski and Castillo fifth. So it over with very early in the day 78, three minutes in front of John far everyone was having a fairly Adam Pfankuch and Dave Piet-Mendiola who was driving in· a good day, except for the Lacarra/ rich were out with unknown prob- . race for the first time, in another Mayoral team which had bad Jim Kno" rode his Honda to a nice first in Class 25, averaging almost 40 miles per hour over the sometimes rough terrain. Page 16 - noises in their transmission, so they were driving "very slow and easy". At Three Poles the lead be-longed to Martin Christensen, Mendiola's co-driver, and he had about six minutes on the Navarrete brothers. Lacarra and Mayoral were now third, and Zab-rowski and Castillo were fourth. Early in the day their spare tire mount had broken and as the tire went it took off the coil. They'd long since fixed that, but it meant they drove the rest of the race with no spare. Mora and Aguilera, who'd started out so well, ran out of gas on a distant part of the course and lost an hour and 20 minutes Christensen had a flat on the last stretch, and drove 20 miles_ on May 1998 drum changed in time to take third place, and Zabrowski and Castillo were fourth about five minutes later. The Class 11 cars ·were the last group to start, and most of them made it past our unofficial Mile 78 observers." At that point An-gel Barajas had the lead in his '74 VW, but he was only about six minutes in front of Eric and Al-berto Solorzano in their '74 Beetle. Marcos Nunez and Norberto Nuza were third in a '71. Elizabeth W ayils was the only one that didn't get that far . . . It took them all well over three hours to make it to MoreliaJunction, and at that point it was still the Barajas car in front. The Solorzano brothers ran secon·d, 20 minu'tes back, and now Hugo Avila was third, as Nunez and Nuza lost about two hours and then didn't finish. had been a clean day. . SCORE has a respite now, with no race until the early June Baja 500. They'll be back on the west-ern side of the peninsula for that one, scheduled for the weekend of June 5, 6 and 7. Many thanks to our unofficial number takers, John Files and Howard Anderson at Mile 78, and of course to the hard working BFG Relay folks who provide me with reams of otherwise unavail-·able information. . · · .■ At Three Poles the Barajas car had a half hour, and now Victor was driving. They were having a busy day, what with a couple of flats, a broken tie rod and a broken muffler. In fact, they'd been busy since Friday when they'd had to replace their motor. The Solorzanos were still second, but our un-official spotters missed a car and it's uncertain ra,g arrest pu 1600 but ended up third, only three seconds behind _ after five _hours of racing. Dusty Times

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Ford cars took second and third place with team orders giving the silver medal to Kankkunen over their last minute replacement of Va-tanen. Ford was the only team to finish the rally intact but they were running ols spec engines and they were noticeably off the pace of the Mitsubishi and Subaru teams. Sainz retired on the final leg with·shock absorber failure, both official Toyota entries over-turned during the event and in the Subaru camp, both McRae and Liatti retired at the same point in the rally with engine fail-ure. SEA f took the W21 cat-egory while the Teams Cup Volkswagens of the new Sawfish Racing Team took the silver and the bronze. The Safari Rally, round three of the '98 world rally champion-ship was the shortest ever and was held in warm and dry conditions after very heavy rains some weeks before. There had been endless rains and the outlook was gloomy to-say the least. The prospect of mud and more mud and road con-ditions in a terrible state but the sun came out, the roads dried up and the mud turned to rock hard gravel. _ There was lots of pre-event drama. First blow was to Toyota when Ian Duncan, who won the rally in '94 was involved in an ac-cident on his motorcycle and smashed his leg. As a result, Di-dier Auriol became the second Toyota driver, Second blow was to the Ford team. Kankkunen lost a fan belt on reconnaissance and became stuck in a hole. His teammate, Bruno Thiry came along and offered to sit in the back of his car while Kank-kunen drove them off for help. They hit another hole and Thiry hit the rollcage and broke five ribs, causing another top driver to retire. Ford made plans for Ari Vatanen to take Thiry's place and as soon as Vatanen located his regular co-driver, Fred Gallagher they were ready to go. Harri Rovanpera and Voitto Silander brought their SEAT Ibiza KC in for the win in W2L and they were fifth overall on the rally as we/II Luis Climent and Alex Romani took the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to first in Group N and a nice seventh overall. Just slightly airborne. Dusty Times

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Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet took their Toyota Corolla to fourth Colin McRae and Nicky Grist had engine failure in their Subaru lmpreza VW's forever! Raimund Baumschlager and Kl8J!S Wicha took the VW overall in Kenyaw 14, minutes out of the first spot. on the 10th stage and that was the end of their competition. Golf KC to sixth overall, second in W2L. Ugandan Champ Emmanuel Katto had a three wheel excursion on Benjamin Kariuki and Benson Kanyi pose beside their lzuzu Gemini, The Toyota Corolla of Carlos Sains and Luis Moya is a bit less tall after a rollover on the seventh stage. stage 8 and the results are disastrous. the large rear wing did not help them fly to the finish. Leg 1 - six stages, 34 7 kms. The spare wheel and then lost over six town to repair it and was pelted weather was perfect, fairly warm minutes whjle stuck in a river with stones by the local villagers, with a nice breeze to blow the dust crossing. not the only stone throwing re-away. The competitive sections Group N was led by Louis ported throughout the rally. were very fast and dry except for Climent all the way. Manfred On section 10, perhaps the sections 1 and 6 which were held Stohl lost· over 20 minutes with roughest of the event Mitsubishi on a grassy racecourse, fortunately, broken steering and Rory Green fitted their mousses, {we thought they were dry. Bums took a one was stuck in his Hyundai all night the plural of mooose was meese! ed) second lead here. McRae's double and was time barred. 1 hoping to beat off the Subaru chal-puncture on section 2 dropped him Leg 2 - five stages, 3 78 kms. lenge of McRae, whose Pirellis were to seventh and Sainz was down to What a day to remember, five com- not so fitted. Bums went off the fourth. Vatanen restarted his career petitive sections and at days end road twice, McRae arrived at the with Ford on shaky ground, the three of the top runners were out, end with steam and smoke pouring electrics were misbehaving and on including the current leader and out of the engine and the car was the road section after section 2 they both Subaru Works Team entries. withdrawn. Then came news of failed altogether. Makinenstartedtheday36seconds Liatti's retirement as well! Section 3 was less demanding, ahead of his teammate, Bums and Makinen's retirement six kms after both Makinen and Burns were after the first section his lead in- the start of the final section of the slowed by animals and Sainz was creased to almost five minutes. leg was a terrible blow to him and finding his car more difficult to McRae was pushing hard and on the team and this left Burns in drive. Later drivers were plagued the third section physically passed front. If he could hold his six by countless spectators driving Bums and moved into second place minute lead 'til two sections from their cars on the course after the but on the fourth section he arrived the finish he would then be able to front runners had passed. with an overheating engine and re- control the rally, but not until then. On section 4 Makinen lost his tired from the fray. Makinen then In Group N Njiru disappeared brakes with a broken pipe and held a 5m:22s lead over Bums but after overheating his engine on day Bums was having trouble with his on the fifth and final section the one and now he had clutch failure. car on the twisty sections. McRae World Champion retired with a Climent led all the way but both was scoring best times from section broken cambelt and Burns was sud- he and Manfred Stohl eased off due 3 'til the end of the leg. Auriol denly in the lead with a six minute to occasional overheating. sensed his day was going badly af-lead on Vatanen. Toyota was strug- In Group N Njiur disappeared ter an oil can in the car broke loose gling after Sainz rolled his car on after overheating his engihe on day and disconnected the battery cable. the first section and by the end of one and now he had clutch failure. To add insult to injury he rolled the the leg Ford was second and fourth. Climent led all the way but both car in front of the grandstands, in Toyota third and fifth. he and Manfred Stohl eased off due first gear yet! Section 9 was the slowest of the to ocassional overheating. In Formula 2 there was a big event and the most damaging to the Leg 3 -five stages, 341 kms. The fight going on between VW and tires. Makinen arrived with two final day of the rally saw Richard SEAT. The Sawfish team of Golfs punctures from which the mousse Burns buried in anxiety. He had hit was far more professional and was oozing and they were collaps- a rock hard and was having some competitive than anyone had ex- ing fast. Bums fell further back with oil pressure problems. He also had _ pected and after section 2 VW led water in the clutch while McRae hit a bird and it was impeding the by four seconds. On section 3, noticed his engine was beginning to air flow and intercooler. The Fords Rovanpera had to change his gas lose some of its torque. Kankkun- were waiting patiently for a major tank after being damaged by a en had a flat stopped in some small problem in the Burns camp but it Uth Salad Rally (LtJti ftahobi 28 .0lfl-0l.ta WRC aoun4 l World Cb■apioeallip pointa 1 (2) lichard IURIIS/lob.rt leid Z ( 7) Juba ICAllltXUHllf Julla Repo : m tui::T~cmm:n~:1At::~.t 5 (11J Harri lovanpera/Voitto Silander 6 (16) lal■und J111u■echla9•r/lUau■ Wicha 7 ( 18) Lui■ CllNntfAlex lo■ani a (12) lri• Ro■enber9er/Per Carlason t (19) Marco lri9hetti/Abdul Sidi 10 (21) l•rl• Rirji/Pront lloku ■a 11 (14) Manfred Stohl/Kar Gerlach 1e (36) -Ji-T WabOIN/T-Muriuki 1' ( 40 I Gregory l1bitl/Georve HvonQi Leadin9 retire111nt1 ( 1) To-i HAXIll'IN/ai•to Hann1••n11aki ( 3 J Colin McBAl/llictr Griat ( t) Pi■ro LJATTl/l'a?>risia Pon■ (5) Carlos BAllfZ/Luia Hoya (9) lfmaanuel Katto/Prant Gitau (10) Praderlc Dor/Kevin Gorml•r ( 15) Oriol Go•u/Marc Marti (17) Patrick Njlru/Gillian Webb (20) Rudi Stohl/.Jurg1n Bartl Dusty Times GB Hit■lll>Ull1 caruu GT ftlf Pord 1acort near PIJf/GB Pord 11cort VJlCar r 1'orota Corolla near PIii HAT !bin lit Car (lat Pl) AID VW Golf lit Car ( 2nd Pl) B Kitsubi1bl Lancer lvolution A/S VW Golf lit Car (3rd P2) SAK Subaru J■pr■za ,5.5 SAU Totota Calica ar-rour A/D Hitaubi•hi Lancer lvolution LU Hflll1dai Coupe ( HI! P2) EJ.l Hyundai coupe ( ~tb n l 9A P3JHRI ( GB I A P221HAO (GB) ~ ~~k~oti~, A B2009TP (II A H-IIC266 (D) II WI-IR94 (D) A H-IIC271 (D) A XAUOJA (SAK) A X- AM]JJO (D) II WI-IR93 .(D) A IWl234B (IIJI.J A UJ;\1811 (IIJI.) Pllf Mitsubishi Lancer lvolution 9A PJNRI (GB) 08 Sllllaru JaprHa WRCar A R7WRC (GB) I Sllll&ru I,oprH& .WRcar A RBWRC (GB) I Toyota Caroll• VKCar A IC-AH4800 (DJ IAU Ul'-Toyota Cell ca GT-Pour A K-AM864 (D) P/GB Subaru llftl)uu Wl!Cor A Liooroo (OBJ I &!AT lbiEa Ut Car A 88662T\I (ti BAK/GB Subaru llll)rHa WRX-BA II IWl444S ( rAX I A/0 Audi Coupe S2 A. W-AUDilf (A} IIClt ~ W2L 8h.57a.lta. • 10 10 -911.07■.0la. 6 6 -,11.01 •• u.. • • . ,11.12■.ooa. 3 3 -llh.OJ■.12■.•• -:Z 10 11h.17a,J5s,u/• - 1 6 llh.25a.J7s. • 11h.43■.21a.••t+ - - 4 llll. S3a. 35•. l2b. 0l11 .03a. llh.15■.15■• 15h. 58•.0la. u - - l i&h. 5011.5&8 .*' - - 2 laat co,npetitiv• section enotna 10 enqine 10 engine 9 ahocJc •baorber 12 lost vheel 8 engine 4 auspensi.on 11 •• clutch 6 aua:pen■ion 12 May 1998 was not to be. Kankkunen lost his rear hatch screen. Sainz reached the end of the first section with a badly broken wheel and there were punctures too numerous to count. Sainz was not having fun, the right rear shock broke and jammed against the tire, causing the tire to ignite. He stopped and removed the tire, tried to reach the end of the section on three wheels but to no avail. Bums had a driveshaft appar-ently fail on section 14: he lost the roof scoop for cooling air but he was not to be denied his victory. In Formula 2 Gomez was out on time allowance during the prior day with his suspension failure. Rovanpera had no problems and cruised to victory ahead of the two VW's. Daewoo's hopes of splitting the two Hyundais were dashed when Asad Anwar had front suspension problems and then a broken driveshaft. In Group N there was another shock when Lesnek Kuzaj was for-bidden the chance to restart for the same reason as Gomez so Climent cruised to victory with no real challenge from the ranks. _ Burns' victory was the first for an Englishman on this rally in 21 years. Roger Clark doing the hon-ors back then. Thus ended a great rally, 49 start-ers taking the green flag and 19 of them making it to the end. ■ Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available 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 Page 19

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t I L I ! ' ! I I I • ' . l I I GLEN HELEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 1997 Awards Banquet By Ron Miller On the eve of the opening round of the 1998 Glen Helen Short Course Championship Series, the majority of the '97 "Champions", their friends, fami-lies, and team members, all gathered at the Radisoon Hotel in San Bernardino, Ca. There was quite a difference be-tween the locations for the awards ban-quet h~ld in honor of the '96 ''Champs", and this one for the 1997 winners. Now don't get me wrong, I thought that both ofthemwerealotoffunButcompared to the Radisoon's swank Willow Room (the 1997 location), the 1996 banquet was (in) the pits. If there's one thing for certain that we've learned about Mr. Bob Beyer, it's that he has a sincere de-sire to constantly upgrade. The West's premier off road promoter hosted this evening of celebration, with the same type of quiet confidence that has be-come his trademark. It was amusing to watchGlen Helen's humble leader, re-peatedly trying to downp\ay his role, while crediting everyone around him for yet another highly successful racing season. The stars of the sport turned into the fans on this occasion though, as one by one, they each praised and gave thanks to the man who really made their success possible. Before the "Championship" awards were handed out, a numberof individu-als received honorable mention. Among them were Glen Helen's CE.O. Bud Feldkamp, Dave Winner of the 1998 series sponsor Fabtech Motor-sports, and Jeff Quinn of McKenzie's Performance Products. Ail,ropriately, the host's dedicated family was recog-nized for their numerous contributions,· as were Official Scorer Lori Yarnell, Tech Director Art Savedra, "Bill" from Carrera Fhotography (who provided the evening's slide show), Carlinda Flores (for making all of the banquet arrange-ments), Ralph Mason (whosna~ those sensational Glen Helen photos, awear-ing in the "Dusty Times'), and finally thatguywhosestoriesareasure-firecure for insomnia (Ummm., Ron some-thing?). On to the award winners! In atten-dance, to accept the first ''Champion-ship" award of the evening, was the 1997 Class 1 winner Dave Bonner. Bonner related that his immediate plans call for some time off. In Class 1/2-l(i(X) Short Course, it was veteran racer Steve Bishop picking up his second consecu-tive class title. The series' second place finisher, Rafael Navarro, was also on hand to accept his award. Bishop was back at the podium a short time later in the evening, when he also received the runner-up award in Class 10. The 1997 Class 1/2-l(i(X) championship was most graciously accepted by the winner, ''Gentleman Jim" Fay. Fay offered a sin-cere thanks to both of his daughters, WE CARRY AURORA, PYROTECT, PARKER PUMPER TURBO BLUE, VDO, SIMPSON and also to his two son-in-laws. The 1997 Class 5-l(i(X) "Champion'', David Anckner, was another who passed up on opportunity to get some "Race Eve" sleep, to instead take part in the cer-emonies. The winner and runner-up in Class 7 were also on hand Both class "champ" Raul Flores and second place finisher Jeff Richardson, showed that they're not only talented, but intelligent as well. It was quite obvious; by the way both men thanked and credited their respective wives, Carlinda and Julie, for their noteworthy achievements. Addi-tionally, Flores explained that he had endured a grueling total of 13 longyears, before finally landing his title. At the other end of the spectrum, runaway Class 7S "Champion" Rick Huseman, took home his champion-ship award, in his first full season of action. Another racer, who proved that hard work really does pay off, was the 1997 Class 8 "Champion" Dwight Greene.Everthesportsman,Greene offered thanks to Sean McKenzie, and both the Cannon and Wittman families.Todd Wittman, the runner-up in Class 8, was the next one to the microphone. Wittman credited his success, to all of the individuals who played a role in his ascent in off road racing. Still another of those true gentlemen of the sport (who prefer to let their racing do the talking), 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 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 . 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"Dynamite" then lit a long fuse, when confirming the worst-kept secret in off road racing. That being of course, that he and his wife would be shar-ing the driving duties in 1998. The BS runner-up, Denise Wittman, was her usual charming self on awards night. She picked up a well-deserved second place award, following just her first season in the class. Denise gave thanks, appropriately enough, to the Lord, her husband Todd, mother-in-law Dee, Bob, Art, Goodyear, and even, well, awe shucks, I just can't say it (thanks D.W., how embarasskin'). It was rumored that Sean McKenzie was in attendance to receive his award as the BS Class "Champion", but he's so dam shy and quiet, that I don't remember seeing him there. Just kidding folks {every-one knows his truck's quieter than he is!). All joking aside, McKenzie offered a very sincere thanks to his friends, family, sponsors, Bob Beyer, and also his co-driver Ward Landis. Scott Weers was in attendance to · take home thirdplace accolades in Class 9. The 1997 Class 9 "Champion" Arto Ylikangas was also on hand to celebrate his '97 title. The soft-spoken Ylikangas made sure to thank his family, friends, and last but not least, his "partner in crime" Ken Ryan. In the Stock Mini 2WDclass, both 1997 "Champion"Tun Casey and runner-up Bill Barnes were honored. Barnes credited his girlfriend "Debra", for his successful first year. Casey termed the year "a blast" and "a lot of fun", while creditingCarlinda and Ed Flores, for being the ones who put him on the road to the '97 champion-ship. In the Superlites Class, the '97 sec-ond and third place finishers were both on hand and honored. Peter Kujundz-ich thanked, among others, his wife and family, and both the Wittman and Goodenough families, for his successful season. He also tossed a little batb at his good friend and competitor Stacy Fay, before relinquishing the microphone. Fay was the very next to step up to the podium, to accept her Superlites Class runner-up award. The classy Ms. Fay was equally humble, while crediting many of those same folks, including Bob, Art, her family and the Wittmans. In response to Peter Kay's little jab about her vehicle rising from his spare parts, Stacy couldn't resist the temptation to offer thanks to all her ''backers" from the past season. She then informed Kay . and those in attendance, that he had been one of those who was '~hind her'' throughout the year. Rennie Awana, the back to back Superlites Class "Champion" was not on hand, but Mr. BeyerpassedalongAwana'smessageof thanks for the great family oriented fun, that racing at Glen Helen represents. The Open ~,.Superlites Class was the next to be honored Both run-ner-up Rick Hoogeveen and class "Champion" Jeff Pearl gave thanks, for their opportunities and accomplish-ments, to Mr. Beyer. Pearl also gave credit for his rise to the top, to his fam-ily. Hoogeveen's second place finish, was taken in his first season in the class at Glen Helen. Guy Savedra was on hand to accept his second straight Stock ~ Class championship. Savedra offered thanks to more than a few folks for his success. Among them were his father Art, Bob Beyer, and the ''Tech Team". Sa-vedra also wanted ''Tim" from Sign Pros, to know how much his help was appreciated. The second place Rally Class racer for the '97 series, Steve Errea, stepped up to accept his award. Errea thanked his family and friends, "Bob" and·"Sean" for their roles in his strong series. The three A TV classes were the next order of business. In the Pro Class 1997 "Champion" Erik /Cobb made his way to the microphone. Cobb offered thanks to his father and Bob Beyer, and also to the Goodenough's and Last Rebel Rac-ing. In the Intermediate Class, third place finisher Charley Rennie made the trip from Las Vegas to be on hand. Rennie thanked "Bob" and his com-petitors for a great season. He also offered thanks to Erik and Steve Cobb, the Yonans, and "Kip" for all of their support. The 1997 A TV In-termediate "Champion" Dave Anderson was the next one to the podium. Anderson thanked the evening's host, Tech (for his new hel-met), and finally his girlfriend, for as he put it, allowing him to put his money "into the bike and not in your ring". The A TV Beginner Class was represented by runner-up Mike Johnson and third place finisher Steve Cobb. Cobb thanked Bob, de-spite being moved up in class, and I believe it was Honda-Redlands, that I heard Johnson offer thanks to. Eight Class "Champions" were un-able to attend the ceremony in which they were honored. Congratulations are nonetheless offered. To: Ron Satter (Class 5); Adam Rasmussen (Class 10); Robert Hen-derson (Class 11); Chad Gall (Class Super 1600); Pete Saldana (Class Stock Mini 4WD); Rennie Awana (Superlites Class); Matt Sweeney (Rally Class); Rob Baumsteiger (A TV Beginner Class). After all of the class winners were honored, Mr. Beyer announced that Jeff Quinn (McKenzie's Performance Prod-ucts) and Dave Winner (Fabtech Mo-torsports) were chosen as the 1997 Glen Helen "Sponsors of the Year''. · The final two awards were be-stowed upon the overall series points "Champions" for the 1997 season. The winner in the A TV division was Dave Anderson, the '97 Intermedi-ate Class "Champion". Anderson re-lated, that if he repeats as the overall series points winner in 1998, perhaps then he'll know what to say. Ander-son then added that "this year, I don't have a clue". Congratulations on a super year, to "Super Dave". Taking the other overall series points "Championship" was the 1997 Class BS "Champion" Sean McKen-zie. All of you Dusry Times readers out there, heard me run through doz-ens of different adjectives in attempt-ing to describe McKenzie's 1997 sea-son. Having said just about all there is to say about "Big Mc", let me sim-ply say that it was absolutely "fitting" that he should be honored as Glen Helen's top racer. Congratulations Sean, there's no doubt about it, you really deserved it! . Andspeakingof"deservingit", Bob Beyer was given an equally "fitting" standing ovation by the crowd in at-tendance on awards night. This final offer of congratulations goes out to Mr. Bob Beyer, and I'd like to wish him, and all of you racers and read-ers out there, the very best of luck throughout the 1998 season. ■ Dusty Times

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.... I MOJAVE DESERT RACING INC. Wild wash 25D By Ralph Miller Photos Track.side Photo Inc. "Tom Koch came down from Ridgecrest and showed everybody the way home in his Jimco, taking the Class 1 win and first overall as well. · FYI... In ca:se you were wonder-· ing, the admittedly addicting sport of off road racing, is very much alive and thriving in the deserts of Southe·rn California. A perfect example would be the "Wild Wash. 250" event, which was contested on February 28, 1998 in Barstow, CA. Despite a handful of late defections, a sen-sational field of nearly eighty ve-hicles took part in the second MDR race of the season. The weather was kind and the crowd was large, as Mojave Desert Rac-ing, Inc.'s Act II grabbed the spot-light. With the number of entries swelling near the ninety mark and no precipitation in sight, it was clearly time for race teams to end their winter hibernation. I know of a certain young Irish lad, who surely must've been counting his blessings (as well as the number of contestants). Especially since the torrential January rains had taken such a noticeable toll on his previous race's entry figures. You've got to concede, with fair weather on the horizon and al-ready 87 strong at the entry box, the MDR juggernaut looks to be approaching full speed. There was . no mistaking the roar of off road mania, as scores of the "Wild West's" most aspiring racers throttled into the teeth of a most formidable opponent. Th~se heavy-metal marauders were asked to traverse an ex-tremely rough section of the old HDRA course, which reportedly had not been used for about a decade. One, however, does not excel at this sport by being timid or faint of heart. So into battle they strode, bold, detached, and maybe even overmatched. The unforgiving desert swallowed up more than half of the race com-petitors, leaving just a deuce over TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING SALUTES MARK POST FIRST OVERALL AT SAN FELIPE! .,. -COME BY AND SEE USAT OUR NEW LOCATION T ransaxle Engineering Jeff Field Page 22 818~998-2739 9763 Variel Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311 May 1998 Phil McCluskey turned some fast laps and won Class 5 by a long way, shown here in flight on his way to victory at the Wildwash 250. There was a bunch of entries in 5-1600 but Dave Shell rose to the top of the group and took the gold medal with almost 10 minutes in hand. 40% to complete the circuit. Of tra-tough terrain, was the overall those endurance specialists who race winner, Tom Koch, Koch, passed this test, nearly half (13) the veteran racer from the Check-of them hailed from Classes 900 ers club, appeared to have no and 1600. There's really two ways problem negotiating the about to view the unusually high attri- 240 miles in just over five hours tionfigures.I'vechosentoaccen-time (5 :08:53) . The well-re-tuate the positive by to~ting the spected racer out of Ridgecrest, horns of the gritty band of 33 war-CA (next stop on the MDR tour), riors, who simply went out and averaged 46.6 mph, while power-whipped-up on "Wild Wash". ing to both the Class 100 and One racer who hardly seemed overall race victories.• James Price bothered by the rain rutted, ex-Continued on page 24 Craig Turner was the big winner in Class 725, taking his neat looking Ford to a nice win in Barstow. . . ., .. ,-, . . . . .. -~ . ' ... · ' . :. ' . ' l :; , · .. : < .• ~ Eric Heiden had some problems on the third lap but' carried on in good time and took the Class 8 win in his Ford. Dusty Times

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turned in quite an excellent ef-fort of his own, as he flew to the Class 1000 victory and an overall second place finish. But things went better with Koch, as he posted the three fastest laps of the day (on his final three laps). Koch's impressive performance included a sensational "Lap 4" which earned a best of the day clocking of0:49:59 minutes. Price averaged 45.3 mph, while stop-ping the clock with an overall elapsed time less than nine min-utes behind the race winners. David Massingham, the owner of FMF, the Flying Machine Fac-tory, finished a game third over-all and also grabbed second place in Class 100. Scott Johnson had a lot of competition in Class 9 but he ran basically trouble free, The team of Jim Greenway and smoked the competition and won the class by 20 minutes. Kevin McGillivray raced to a fine costly. Roger Starkey, last season's exactly six hours. And when I tell fourth overall, and finished a MOR "Racer of the Year", was the you that the team of Malcolm hard-luck second in Class 1000. Class 1600 winner and finished a Bryce and Perry King finished just Greenway posted the fastest solid fifth overall. Starkey com- back of Starkey, I'm talking right opening lap time, when he pleted four of the six laps in 58 behind. The team was placed sec-stopped the timer in 51:27 min-minutes and change, including ond in Class 1600 and sixth over-utes. Another pair of consistent matching lap times of 0:58:06 all, when their elapsed time was 51-minute laps had McGillivray/ minutes on laps three and five. confirmed at six hours and five Greenway leading the race on the Starkey averaged 40 mph for the seconds. Wow, just five seconds clock, until a nasty lap 4 crash led day and an hour a lap, as he com- difference deciding the class vie-to a time of 1:20:36, which proved pleted his "Wild Wash" work in tory. 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Greg Powell, the third place finisher in Class 1600, was about 13 minutes be-hind that tandem. It was another eight minutes back of Powell, to the team of L.J . • Kennedy and Sandy Parker who took a fourth in 1600 and eighth place overall. Phil McCluskey (ninth) and Scott Johnson (tenth) rounded out the top ten finishers in over-all scoring. McCluskey raced to the Class 500 victory, aided in part by his strong third lap, which he clicked off in a spritely 59:09 minutes. Johnson meanwhile, was making it back to back scores on this circuit, with his second con-secutive Class 900 victory. Johnson raced to his class win with a 6:45:20 clocking, which averaged out to 35.5 mph. The aforementioned Mr. McCluskey's times came back about 20 min-utes and two miles per hour quicker than th e Class 900 winner's. Hey, what classes did the stage-coach and the covered wagon race in that day (Class 1800)? I'm almost certain that that's what those two vehicles were, which were spotted tearing up (and be-ing tom up by) the rugged race course. So far, nobody else will admit that they saw them, but it just couldn't have been a mirage. Before we dive back into the "W.W." action, I'd like to invite all of you to come take part in our next event, as the scene shifts to Jim Price ran low 50's laps all race long and took _the gold medal in Class 10, getting the checkers with a bit under half an hour in hand. Kris Lavoie took his keen looking Toyota to the class win, beating out the other six competitors for the checkered flag. Ridgecrest, CA for MDR's third race of the year (the Ridgecrest 300). With the completion of leg two of this series, it's Scott Johnson of Class 900 who is en-joying the early season points lead (83) . The Class 1600 team of Bryce/King is currently in the cat-bird_ seat with 76 points, and the Class 1000 team of McGillivray/ Greenway is just back of them with 73 points. Back to the '98 W.W. two-five-zero action, it was Class 100 racer Mike Hart who piloted the overall 11th place vehicle. Hart's about seven hour excursion landed him in the third spot in his class. An-other racer who finished just un-der the seven hour mark, was the Class 550 winner, David Shell. Shell, topped a stellar field of thir-teen entrants in his class, while rac-ing to an overall 12th place finish. Class 1600 racer Ray Wright was lucky number 13, in overall scor-ing for the day. Mr. Wright earned a fifth in his class, while touring the Barstow basin at 34.0 mph. Finish-ing a mere seventeen seconds back of Wright, was the Class 900 run-ner-up Joel Mohr. Mohr placed a respectable 14th overall, while matching Wright's 34.0 mph aver-age speed. One of our four "fleet femmes" entered on the day was Cindy Greinke in Class 1600. Ms. Greinke showed more than a few of her male counterparts, that she too knows her way around the desert. Greinke raced to a decent sixth in class and a solid 15th overall. Guy Petersen's seven plus hours of work was rewarded with a good second in Class 550 (16th overall), and placed him about three min-utes ahead of Craig Turner, the overall 17th place finisher. Turner outlasted all of his Class 725 rivals to take the win, as one by one they each succumbed to the radical desert topography. Marc Deshane was along in time to claim third place in Class 550, and also 18th place overall. Deshane's fine effort put about seven minutes between himself and the third place finisher in Class 1000, John Bartolotti (19th ov.erall). Rounding out the top twenty overall finishers of the day, was the third place vehicle in Class 900 which was piloted by both Perry and Jay King. There was nearly a five minute gap between the King's vehicle and Ron Osburn of Class 100, who registered a fourth in class and drew a blackjack in the overall scoring. . CAMBURG PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT A FINE DEALER NEAR YOU PDC MOTORSPORTS BREA CA, AUTO FAB SANTEE ·cA, BAJA CONCEPTS FALLBROOK CA, DEALE INQUIRIES WELCOMED Roger Starkey had the tightest Class 1600 race ever, running good fast times and taking the checkers wt!!! only five seconds in hand. Following Osburn came Max Hanberg, the fourth place finisher in Class 900 and 22nd vehicle over-all. Keith Sato grabbed a fourth ·of his own, his in the well represented 550 class (23rd overall). Checking in next (24th) was Ron Satter Jr., the runner-up finisher in Class 500. David Dewitt was the fifth place finisher in the 100 class, and he held about a six minute cushion over Eric Heiden, who took first place in Class 800. Heiden's effort left two-thirds of the entrants in arrears, including a six-pack of Class 800 racers. Dennis Sletten · completed the Class 550 scoring with a good fifth (27th overall), while Peter Rosenstein closed out the results of the Class 1600 finish-May 19 Dusty Times

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David Massingham drove his Mirage hard as he could but second Ron Satter had a very long fourth lap and that relegated him to second Guy Peterson ran his 5-1600 hard as he could but second spot was it spot was all he could manage in Class 1 at Barstow. spot in Class 5, an hour and a half out of the win. for him at the MOR Barstow race in February. Joel Mohr had a slow first lap but then he got it all together and ran to Kevin McGillivray and Jim Greenway set fast lap in Class 10, had a Malcolm Bryce ran fast as he could and after six hours of racing he the checkers for a great second in Class 9. very long fourth lap and ended up taking the silver medal at Barstow. took second in Class 1600, only five seconds out of first place. ers with a seventh (28th overall). Class 100. Likewise for Steve be stopped. Congratulations to Cummings both met that same . up now, with only April's show-Jimmy Messick maintained about a Greinke, who raced to a fourth in those ultra-game racers who were fate. As did Class 1400's Martin ers standing between us and sum-ten minute margin over Art Ve- the tough 1000 class. Last, but cer-up to the challenge. Gill, and Class 1100 participants, mer '98. Remember, there's only lasco Jr., to top his Class 900 rival tainly not least in finishing results, A handful of competitors Scott Schroder, Kent Fagernes, one spring fling remaining on the for fifth (and 29th) place. Velasco's was Kris Lavoie. Lavoie topped the turned in noteworthy runs before and Mark McKinley. MDR calendar, and that's the nine-plus hours of hard work, were six-pack offour-lappin' Class 1200 calling it a day. Charlie Smith, That's gonna do it for the sec-"Ridgecrest 300" on April 18, rewarded with a sixth in class and · racers, to take home yet another from the 550 class, was one of ond annual "Wild Wash 250". 1998. then Mojave Desert Racing, a top 30 spot in the overall scheme first place trophy. There you have those who completed all but their One final salute goes out to Tom Inc. kicks off the summer with the of things. it folks, thirty-two "tough as nails" final lap. Tim Serviss, from Class Koch, who reigned supreme as the "Lucerne 400", from Lucerne Val-John McComb with a sixth, dudes (and one fearless femme), 725 was another. Class 1000 rac-top pro o' the Barstow show. ley, CA on June 20th. Don't miss closed out the finisher placings in who literally proved they could not ers Brent Loughran and Chad Things should really start heating your ride. ■ AVAILABLE SIZES & RATES: - 1.875" I.D. / 50 to 600 lb. - 2.000" I.D. / 250 to 2200 lb. - 2.250" I.D. / 150 to 4200 lb. - 2.500" I.D. / 85 to 1000 lb. - 3.000" I.D. / 200 to 600 lb. - NASCAR Conventionals. - Special Applications. Dusty Times May 1998 Page 25

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A Little Dissertation About Jean Calvin, Off Road Icon, Idol and Hero B:y Fud Jean Calvin's last checkered flag came oii March 31, 1997. A slip and fall ended the ca-reer of an outstanding lady whose presence had an influ-ence on everyone· associated with off road racing. Jean was the distinguished editor/pub-lisher/gofer/writer/ad seller of the bible of off road racing, Dusty Times. While she fo-cused on the buggies, cars and . trucks, she had the utmost re-spect for the A TV and bike racers. When I first started to at-tend the SCORE races, it was to party and to find out to what awful inaccessible spot Morgan Maiocco ~as sending me to pit for him. At that time Jean was. the editor of SCORE News. Morgan made sure I knew who she was. Of course, I was so knowledgeable that I didn't even know what Page 26 SCORE News was, however, if Morgan said I should know who Jean was, I paid atten-tion. Over the years our friendship grew and grew and while we would only see each other at the races, I always looked forward to seeing her and her husband John. While Jean had the latest in racing news, John had some of the weirdest, funniest jokes I had ever heard. When I called Jean one day back in 1989 and told her I was having a 24 hour race, she promptly informed me that she and Judy Smith had won the first one Walt Lott of HORA had organized. An-other scoop down the tubes. Jean had seen it all but wished me well. Later, when we started running a 24 hour for the, she made' sure she was in attendance, and John complained the whole time. A great time was had by all! They came back year after year, Jean having fun and John asking why are we here? And we laughed and laughed and laughed. A few years ago, Jean was really excited, she was going to go racing again. She had accepted a co-driver ride at the SCORE Baja 500 and was delighted beyond belief. Frorri the top of the ladder to the bottom in one bad bump. She hit her head (she was wearing an approved helmet), and it was downhill from there. Brain surgery was necessary to save her, she lost a leg due to poor circulation. The off road community was shocked, fonds were raised to get her a state of the art prosthesis aPd you know what? She never missed a race! Never! I re-May 1998 member Laughlin last year, Jean was not in the best of health, but damn the torpe-does, there was a race and she had to be there! Suddenly she has joined Walt Lott, Claude Maynard, . Floyd Hudson, Danny Hamel and many others for the great off road races in the· sky. It was only then that I realized _that I had never really gotten to know her. How did she be-come so devoted to a sport? When did it happen? How did she convince her husband John to go along with her ob-session with off road racing? It turns out that Jean was an accomplished athlete from the git go. Sit down, because this will blow your mind. Jean was a professional ice skater, skating with Sonja Henie and Holiday on Ice. She went from _ ice cold to triple digit heat, from thousands in the arenas to a few hearty pit crews in the middle of nowhere. From world wide travel to events at El Centro and Stateline and she loved every minute of it. Jean was skating in Europe when a dashing young Air Force man swept her off her feet. Returning from Europe she and John were married on September 22, 1956 and made their home in the San Fernando Valley. I am led to believe they spent their hon-eymoon racing but that is un-substantiated. Soon Jean was kicking butt in SCCA races and loving every minute of it. Everything . she touched turned to gold (except John). Peterson Publishing hired her as an associate editor on Sports Car Graphic, she free-lanced for Hot VW's and some 15 years ago the off road in-dustry was blessed with an as-set we may never see again, Jean Calvin, and after some thrilling races with Les Choate and family, Jean was hooked and the rest is history. Not only did Jean drive and win, she wrote herself into our lives. If you weren't in Dusty Times, you must have not competed. All the current, about to be and wanta be leg-ends beat a patch to her door-step. The goal was the same for all; Jean, will you mention me? And, you know what, anyone who talked to her got their name in Dusty Times. Jean, many will follow in your footsteps, however, none will ever fill them! Thank you forever, Fud 1 J /e couldn't find piclurej o/ Jean ealvin that Vllwe /eft did her jujlice but lhankj lo cforetla Pipkin w_1t 4ave_a_c~up/e o/ grtJal jkolj o/ Jean and our jlifl bejl /rienJ, Paula 'ff!urphy, enjoying lhemjelvej al lhe San Jelipe conlingency in I 9 7 7, when li/e waj eajier. Jean pajjed away on 'ff/arch 3 I, I 99 7 and her pajding fe/t a void in lhe o// road communil'I lhal will never be filled. Jor lhe pajl 40 'lea~j Jean~ li/e waj cenlered around aulomobi/e racing, jporlj carj al f,rjl and lhen info o// road and lhere waj where jhe /ound her lrue calling; jhe waj lhe ·grealejl champion o/lhe jporl lhal lhere haj ever been, jhe committed her enlire li/e and joul lo lhe Jejerl evenlj and lo ~II lhoje -who were a parl ~/ il. She jeemed lo know , ever'Jone and everyone jeemed lo know her. We hop~ jhe knowj lhal we all mijj her and lhal many o/ Uj wdl never /orgel her or lhe impact jhe had on t4e jporl we love jo much. Rejl in peace. Dusty Times

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BONNEVILLE~ OFFROAD RACING. WENDOVER, USA OFFROAD RACE MAY 2, 1998 REGISTRATION ~ ~DRIVERS MEETING ~ RACE WILL START and TECH SATURDAY 9:00 AM AT·10:00 AM SHARP INSPECTION SATURDAY LATE ARRIVALS FRIDAY REGISTER & TECH START FINISH LINE IN 4:00 to 8:00 PM 7:00 AM SATURDAY at GRAVEL PIT N/E OF Take exit #4 off the.BUS START/FINISH : WENDOVER 1-80 to pits LINE · OFF EXIT#4 Pro Entry: $245 • Sportsman Entry: $45 • Class 9 -5/1600 &. Desert Lites :$165 INSURANCE -ALL CLASSES $90 • USE FEE $10 ALL CLASSES j..i_ ~~ to fPUt ~-.. _ AA ~ THE ~ . Stateline Hotel I Casino Silversmith Hotel / Casino ~ Wendover, Nevada j.~ 1 800 848-7300 ~ • For more informati9n: ·BORE Attn: Les Wolfe 1727 North Main Sunset, Utah 84015 (801) 776-4654 1998 RACE SCHEDULE WENDOVER EXPRESS, · May2nd · JACKPOT 200, July 1~_th BONNEVILLE CHALLENGE, Sept. 19th :,,.; , What's next at B.O.R.E. 9ACKP0l 200 on July 11th at Jackpot Nevada Why go to that httle town?? 'Cause they like racers ... 'Cause there isn't any better offroad racing anywhere, 'Cause B.O.R.£. treats racers to low entries, excellent $$$ · -paybacks with additional cash bonus in every class, 'Cause you will see lots 0£ "new" country on this year's 40 mile loops, and cause the folks in Jackpot and at B.O.R.£. waptyou to have all the £un you can sta.nd ... JULY 11th • JACKPOT ... ~~~~

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PROTRUCK STADIUM OFF ROAD SERIES Callins Wins Inaugural Event In Las Vegas By Homer Eubanks Photos: Track.side Photo Inc. Brian Collins was the first ever main event winner on the Protruck series, second and fourth in the two heats but the Main was all his in the Chevy truck. • state of the art high flow piston designed to sto»•ta1v~ ~astiets1rom bending inwards. • wide teflon coated piston wear band for use in e ternal bypass with bi!J tubes so that it does not drop into large ports. l. yf: i ~ • sealed piston for low speed control a~~~axi amping in external bypass. • high temperature stainless steel allo~ya~ft i ~-~, \ • unique rod end design and materiartpr. to shafts an~ rod ands from breaking. \ • high temperature Viton seals and o-rings. tJJ' / • large aluminum reservoir for inc~a~E;,d'h«jl dis~jp~tion. (2X) and weight savings. • 1" shafts are micro-polishe{t~a'/mi ror surtacfe'finish cf a 3-5 RMS. y • stainless steel teflon lined s 'h~r" ~ \Vith 1/2" or 5/8" ID spacers. • shock are all owner re le ial toois to purchase. 1 • electric blue anodiz7 .d!--f,V "' -// • La 6r high flow (weld on kits i ~ailable se arate). • l'ii"e; · ~p(aced to order or wel~~a._o~bv,t~, customer. • Val piston for smooth d_2,Mp1ng?transitions. • Chec'klialve mai:: 4140 and heat tre~>e"d 17-4 sta~(,ss for long durability. '¼al' 0~ e spring designed jYith low op~rating stress levels. • t le reservoir mount" u ies and trucks. Custom au d springs for 3" shocks in We do custom shock work and vehicle se Custom designed and mfg. shocks & parts a ' ii~( air shocks, water cooled, pistons etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same person that designed all Kuster Shocks. Page 28 King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 May 1998 Robby Gordon had a first and a second in the two heats and he took the gold in the Challenge of Champions in the good looking Toyota Tacoma. Short Course is Jerry Whelchel's element, he swept both heats and the 1600 main event with no problems. March 7, 1998 Las Vegas, NV Driving a Chevrolet Protruck Brian Collins wrote himself into off road racing's history book by be-coming the first main event win-ner of the newly formed Protruck Stadium Series. Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium hosted this inaugu-ral event which also highlighted four other classes of stadium rac-ing. Also spotlighted was the Chal-lenge of Champions consisting of Ivan Stewart, Al Unser and Robby Gordon competing in identically-equipped Toyota Tacoma race trucks. This was the first of a six race stadium off road racing series. The series provides a good cross section of off road racing reminiscent of the old Mickey Thompson stadium se-ries. Classes other than the Protruck division were Stadium 1600, Stadium ATV, Stadium ProLite and Stadium 250 ProCross. Ivan Stewart is the creator of this new series. "This is a great day for our sport", stated Stewart. "We de-veloped Protruck with the stadium in mind. For the sport to survive, fans have to be able to see it, spon-sors have to be able to see the fans enjoying it and it makes for great television. The desert will always be my first love, but the stadium is what will keep our sport alive and growing." Those having watched the devel-opment of Protrucks know they have competed for the last two years in the desert and in the Euro-pean rally events. Protruck is a full-sized V8 powered spec truck. All the trucks are built on a chromolly tube chassis. The only changeable option is choice of engine, which is restricted to a small block V8 fac-tory-crate motor with 9.5: 1 com-pression from either Chevrolet, Dodge or Ford. With the team's selection of engine they are re-quired to run the corresponding manufacturer's body to match the motor. These are the same trucks run in the desert with minor modifica-tions. Stewart says the race teams get prepared for a stadium event with minimal changes. Adjustment to the suspension and a different spring package lowers the trucks to give them ·ground hugging corner-ing ability. Shock valving is changed and for quicker accelera-tion the differential ratio is lowered. Tire size is also changed. BF Goodrich tires are used both in sta-Jimmy Gaddis came over the hill from Pahrump, won his heat and the Procross Main on his Nielson Kawasaki in front of a near hometown crowd. Dusty Times

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Larry Plank drove his keen looking Ford to a third and a fifth in the Mark Ehrhardt (#18) M-On his heat, and on the ninth lap of the main Rennie Awana is no stranger to the winners circle and he won his heats and then came on for a good second place in the Protruck event took the lead and there he remained for the big win. heat and the Prolite Main Event, causing others to jump in anguish. _M_aJ_·n_. ___________________ _ dium and desert. Desert tires are 35-inch and In what was the third heat race of the evening Brian Stew- Gordon again grabbed the early stadium tires are 33-inch. The only other modi- art got a good taste of victory before a stadium crowd. Stew- lead from his inside row starting fication made is a mud guard for the radiator. art had to·work for his victory as Sid Smith kept him honest. position. Before Stewart could get Stewart shined as he noted; "These trucks can The two banged fenders for two laps before Smith had to into a goodbattle with Gordon, be back racing in the desert within 24 hours." give way as he received a flat rear tire. Stewart then pulled Stewart stalled and got stuck in tum Speaking of Pro trucks, Brian Collins drove away in his Dodge and went for the win. Heat one winner two. This left the field open for through his fair share of trouble throughout the Steve Barlow took advantage of the flatted Smith as well and Gordon who drove to an easy vie-evening as he failed to win either of his heat . crossed over for second. Smith held on for third with Jimmy tory. Stewart summed up his rac-races and then had to come from behind in the Nuckes fourth and Chuck Harris fifth. ing evening as, "I just had a very main. Collins stated, "We struggled tonight, but As a special feature a Challenge of Champions ran with short and very tough night, but I'll we were able to put it together in the main two drivers running in two heats then the two winners mak- get back at the little youngster in don outside. Unser used the inside position to his advantage and took tum one. But Gordon stayed with Unser throughout the first lap with both heading into lap two side by side. Gordon was able to keep the hectic pace up longer and managed to steal the lead from Unser. Once out front Gordon drove to the fin-ish line. Gordon said, "These old guys (Stewart and Unser) will prob-ably by gunning for me in L.A., so I'll have to be ready." event. Our White Lightning Chevrolet refused ing up a main event. . Los Angeles." to lose tonight." And with a first place purse of In the first Challenge of Champions a coin toss pitted Robby In the main event Unser enjoyed $24,500 Collins easily forgot the evening's Gordon with Al Unser. Gordon started on the inside with the inside starting spot with Gor-struggle. Unser setting outside on the start of this four lap feature. The Protruck division featured four heat Gordon showed his off road championship style by hammer- · races then all ten racers went into the main ing the Toyota Tacoma off the line. Gordon knew it was best event which consisted of eight laps. The in- to put four truck lengths between himself and the experi-verted field had Larry Plank, Chuck Harris and enced Unser, although later Gordon spun and stalled his truck Rick D. Johnson on the front row. Harris came and Unser drove into the lead. Gordon got the Tacoma go- . from the middle of the field to take the early ing again and made a couple of challenges on Unser. On the lead off the line. But Harris' lead was short lived final lap Gordon missed a shift and the four time lndianapo-as Plank was able to edge him out in tum one. lis 500 winner Unser added another victory to his credit. In the early traffic jam Collins caught up with Gordon was next pitted against Ivan "lronman" Stewart. Harris and after the two tangled Harris suffered a flat rear tire and lost most of his Chevrolet's rear fender panel. Collins took the second spot and quickly set a course for Plank. Andrew Wehe also drove around the crippled Harris for third. Plank was able to keep some distance from Collins until the third lap. Collins really applied the pressure on lap four. Going into lap five Collins caught up with Plank in the back-stretch and managed to take the inside line before tum two. Once out front the determined Collins headed straight to the checkered flag. Larry Plank held the second spot and third went to Andrew Wehe. Fourth place finisher was Jeff Hoskins and fifth was Brian Stewart. Harris fin-ished ninth. Collins had shown promise in his first heat race (heat 2). On the start Jeff Hoskins sat on the pole and edged out Collins and Rick Johnson. Johnson held the second spot com-ing out of tum one but Collins made his move early to grab the second spot. Hoskins lead the first two laps of the four lap heat uncontested. Collins was patient until the last lap. Here he made a bump and run on tum three with Hosk-ins. Hoskins must have seen it coming and held onto the Ford and the heat win. Collins fin-ished second ahead of Larry Plank Jr. Fourth was Johnson and then Andrew Wehe. Collins didn't fair as well in his second heat race (heat 4). On the starting fine Collins sat outside of row one. Andrew Wehe had the in-side spot and made the best of it by taking tum one. Collins had plenty of company with Hosk-ins, Johnson and Collins all battling for the sec-ond spot, when the dust had settled it was Hoskins taking the position. Rick Johnson grabbed third with Collins fourth. It looked as Hoskins was in trouble as he hit one of the course barriers but managed to keep his posi-tion. At the end it was Wehe, Hoskins, Johnson and Collins. In the first heat race of the evening the con-tenders consisted of Steve Barlow on the pole with Jimmy Nuckes and Brian Stewart outside. The second row had Chuck Harris and Sid Smith. With the raising of the green flag Steve Bar-low put his Ford into the early lead with Stew-art trailing close behind. Harris grabbed the third spoc Barlow managed to resist the ad-vances of Stewart and became the first heat race winner of this new series. Stewart crossed over second with Harris third, Smith was fourth and Nuckes fifth. Dusty Times Andrew Wehe (77) was fifth in one heat, first in another and he finished third in the Protruck Main in the Chevy. Jimmy Nichols took a second and a third in his heats and took the silver medal in the 1600 Main Event in his Toyota powered machine. Nie/as Granlund (9) and Steve Owens battled for the silver medal m ATV. Nie/as takin_g ~~~md and Steve t'!_,rd m the A!_V Mam __ _ May 1998 Continued on page 30 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 ava~able. • Low backs and bench seats available PRP Premier Racing Products 1-800-317-6253 / Fax 909-676-6311 Page 29

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Ron Brown (5) and Pat Dean play tag during their heat in Las Vegas, Brown finishing fourth in the 1600 Main. Brian Stewart had a second and a first in the heats and took fifth in the Protruck Main in Las Vegas. No off road show would be com-plete without the open wheel Sta-dium 1600s. And no Stadium 1600 race would be complete without Jerry Whelchel. Whelchel was known for his dominate buggy driv-ing ability back in the MTEG se-ries and continues the dominance today. After taking the main event, Whelchel said, "I guess I still have the touch." Whelchel made his point early as he took off from the first heat race pole position to grab the early lead. The action was soon stopped third spot. as Larry Foddrill rolled in the In round two Pat Dean sat on the pole with · middle of the course. On the restart Ron brown and Jerry Whelchel alongside. On the Whelchel" again asserted himself. start it was Gary Gall jumping from his second This time Whelchel had a hard rowstartingpositiontakingthetumonelead.Gall charging Jimmy Nichols dogging his had the ever persistent Whelchel on his tail and every move. Nichols though could couldn't shake him off. On the second lap not keep up the pace as he was kept Whelchel sealed the victory as he drove past Gall busy fending off the advances of Pat and quickly put some distance between himself Dean and Gary Gall. Whelchel and Gall. Gall held the runnerup spot with Nichols managed to take the checkered third and Dean fourth ahead ofFoddrill. with Nichols second. Dean took In the Stadium 1600 main even six starters himself out as he collided with a lined up for the eight lap race. Well it started course barrier and Gall took the out as eight laps but the event had to be re-•LartestSelecllel Of Rotlends I S,berlcal 9-iqs • BACKSAVER • FIREBOmES • BATTERIES • SPALFANS • SETRAB COOLERS • FLUIDYNE COOLERS • AEROQUIP PLUMBING • SILICONE HOSE NEO SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS • MOTOR OILS • GEAR OILS • GREASES • AUTOMOTIVE & RACING COOLANTS started twice. On the first start Larry Foddrill got tangled up with Pat Dean in tum one caus-ing a traffic jam and restart. On the second re-start Foddrill got up on two wheels and pushed Dean up against the outside wall, again causing a restart. Third time out the field of anxious buggy pilots made it all the way to the third comer before having any problems. Gary Gall and Foddrill were fighting for the lead and got · locked together allowing Whelchel and Nichols to drive past. Once out front it was hello check-ered flag for Whelchel and thank you very much for the $9,000 class purse. Nichols held onto second place and Gary Gall finished third. Stacy Fay told the guys, "Ladies first'~ in the Stadium Prolite heat race. On the start it was Stan Bennett on the pole with Douglas - Goodenough and Stacy Fay making out the front row. Second row consisted of Rennie Awana inside with Bob Briggs outside. On the start it was Goodenough who grabbed the lead _ but Goodenough had Fay swarming all·over his every move. While these two were busy bat-tling the experienced Awana waited for the right moment and slipped by both to grab the lead on lap four. Luck was not to stay with Awana. Awana clipped a barricade and both Goodenough and Fay got by. The two battled · right up to the end of the race with Fay slipping across the finish line first. Awana managed third with Briggs ahead of Bennett. In the Prolite main event Bob Briggs jumped into the early lead with Awana second. Briggs was able to hold off Awana for the first four laps but then Awana slipped past on tum two. Heat race winner Stacy Fay managed third. Fourth went to Stan Bennett and Goodenough was fifth. In the Stadium A 1V action it was veteran sta-dium racer Mark Ehrhardt taking the first heat win. Ehrhardt saw Steve Owens grab the first tum but Ehrhardt dogged Owens until the fourth lap. Once out front Ehrhardt drove on to victory with Owens second and Jimmy Stephensen third. In the second heat ot Stadium A 1V racers 11 riders lined up. Jumping off the line from the middle of the front row was Niclas Grunland with Kory Ellis in hot pursuit. Things looked good for Grunland throughout the race but then going into the last lap Ellis put the hammer down the front straight and took over. Ellis held on for the win with Grunland second and Fred Shephard third. WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER SERVICE CALL US FOR A FREE CATALOG! In the Stadium A TV main event Mark Ehrhardt wanted to establish himself early on. Heat winner Kory Ellis also wanted to make things happen early as well. The two took off with a fierce pace the other riders couldn't match and the two began lapping the other rac-ers by the midway point of the 12 lap event. The battle remained heated until the ninth lap when Ellis clipped a barrier putting himself out of the race. Uncontested Ehrhardt drove through the pack and lapped three-fourths of the field on his way to victory. Niclas Grunland got the second spot with third going to Steve Owens. Fourth was Fred Shepherd. WE WILL SHIP AS FAST AS YOU NEED IT ·;F TO ORDER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL \ · (562) 427-2375 FAX (562) 426-5294 \ . \ BAKER PRECISION BEARINGS UPS -r \ ~ c2865 Gundry Ave .• Signal Hill, CA 90806 [•11111] I DAILY 11 VI I Page 30 May 1998 Bob Briggs took his Briggsbuilt to a nice second place in Prolite, shown here dicing with the pack. Nine riders showed up for the first Procross heat race. The rider to watch was local favorite Jimmy Gaddis. Gaddis took the lead at the start of the second lap. Scott Myers slipped · into second with Spud Walters third. Walters made his move for the second spot at the end oflap four. At the checkered it was Gaddis, Walters, Myers and Robert'Naughtin. The second Procross heat race was won by Mike Healy. Healy first had to take a lap behind Tony Sulek, who hole shot the event, but once around Healy wasted little time es-tablishing himself. Healy was not given an easy victory as Peter Gronoos pulled up to pressure Healy towards the end. Gronoos held the second spot with third going to Jason Partridge. A total of 1 7 starters made up the Procross main event. Jimmy Gaddis used the cheers of his hometown fans to urge him to victory. Gaddis got off the starring line first and never looked back. Robert Naughtin and Mike Healy put on a good show as the two battled for second. While Healy was busy Spud Walters snuck up and slipped inside for the pass on lap four. Healy fell down but was able to get back into the action. Healy used the next four laps to drive through the field and worked his way to second. Gaddis though was long gone by then with nearly a half a lap lead over second place. At the checkered it was Gaddis, Healy, Scott Myers and Tony Sulek. ■ Jeff Hoskins took a first and a second in his f\'lo't) heats and ended up fourth in the Protruck Main Event, shown here in flight. Stacy Fay (left) races for the lead in a heat and win she did, however she finished third in the Prolite Class. Al Unser seems perturbed while our own Robby Gordon takes the situation lightly and the Champions Challenge was Robby's, Unser taking second_. Dusty Times

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GLEN HELEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 1998 Round 1 Held-in Less Than Ideal_ Ganditians·, ~ . ~ . By Ron Miller Photos: Carrera Photography Jerrod Wedell (on a drier day) was the gold medal winner in 7S, winning both heats for a fine day. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong about this "El Nino" thing. Having lived in Southern California for all 38 of my years, I just assumed that I was an expert on our weather, and had seen it all. I hadn't! This year's rainy season, fike the now famous Energizer Bunny, just keeps going, and going, and going. Well, enough already! I've learned my lesson. No more "Ma Nature" jokes, no more "sunny skies as usual" gloating, I'm sorry, alright? Now can we please move on to a type of weather, that some-body besides Noah can race in? could end at the base of "Animal I certainly hope that this will be Leap", the Ski Jump competitors my final rain-soaked recap from could use the "Lofter" for their take-muddyful Glen Helen Raceway off, and the "Wall of Fear" is already Park. Just bare with me, while I get set up perfectly for Luge racing. Did the last of this over-exaggerated I hear one of you readers say "quit "watery-whining" out of my system. your sniveling"? Fine then, I'm With the Winter Olympics having done, well practically. recently concluded, it has leaked Round 1 of the 1998 Glen Helen out that Glen Helen might just Short Court Championship series make a bid for the 2006 games. Per-was held on February 22, 1998 un-haps the main pitting area could be der, let's just say, less than ideal used for the hockey and figure skat- conditions. There were "alot" of ing events? With a little imagina- entries and fans for the opener. The tion, the downhill slalom event morning practice was cancelled due to the fact that these were not sub-marine races. When the series did officially begin, the starter swam out to the giant life-preserver, flashed his buoyish grin, and launched the 1998 series, and in doing so, chris-tening the new season. The inaugural race of the.'98 se-ries was an A TV event for the Pro and Intermediate Classes. A crisp salute is in order to all those sailors who braved the high seas during Round 1, but especially to those whose navigational skills saw them sail on to victory. If you weren't one of the amphibious units taking part 'in drowned 1, it's nearly impossible to fathom the depths of the diffi-culties. Due to several extenuating Plowing through the muck, John Kelty kept it all together and took the first place circumstances, I am sorry to report medal in Class 9 at a very muddy Glen Helen. that I am unable to pass along the CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON Helmets SNELL 95, SA95 for SODA Complete blower systems for Single or double seat cars. Helmet conversions, Cool boxes, Complete line of PYROTECT, FILLER Safety Products & BELL MOTORSPORTS We ship OPS Daily From $299. 00 Helmet & Skirt Visa-Mastercard .5.15~ 13pwc;t~n-~:, • ~jlfl...Qi~_g9.. ~~tl.1 • {61~}_27_9-~09 Page 32 top finishers in Races 1 and 2. Those A TV races (I was informed) were split into a pair of events, with Pro's and Intermediates in Race 1 (as mentioned) and the new Nov-ice Class and Beginner Class con-testing Rae~ 2. The difficulties which I encountereq chartering a vessel and finding a place to dock, acquiring the -race results, and try-ing to determine who the racers actually were (under all of that mud), just made identification of · the early contestants impossible. I guess I'll just have to attempt to ' change the s4bject indiscreetly, by offering a brief snippet on the new fourth A TV division for '98. The all new "Novice Class" has been created to help bridge the gap for those racers making the transition _ from the Beginner Class to the In-May 1998 termediate Class. Our hearts to out to all of those brave souls who battled the fog, the rain, the muddy conditions, and each other, for the viewing enjoyment of those of us diehard fans who made it to Dround 1. Race 3 was contested by the Pilot and Superlites class. Denise Wittman in a Pilot, raced off to the early ad-vantage. Challenging Wittman from the second spot was Peter Kay,· who was in a Superlite. Doug Goodenough was racing in the third position as the compact cast trudged through the sludge. Sometime after lap 1, Goodenough disappeared into the fog. Stanley Bennett was stuck in the muck for most of the race, but . at least S.B. managed to get his ve-hicle fired-up and running. The ma-jority of the heat saw only Wittman's Pilot and Kay's Superlite running. That, of course, meant that nobody was really expecting any serious rac-ing, since that pair needed only to fin-ish to take their respective first placings. But, low and behold, a race did materialize. As those two passed the halfway mark, Kay seemed to be slowly reeling Wittman in, and the two were on virtually dead even tenns at one point. In the end though, it was Wittman who hung tough and took the checkered flag. Kay was a game second for the heat, and the easiest of winners in his class. The fourth race was for Classes 1, 5, 9, 10, 1/2-1600, and 5-1600. Last season's Class 5 "Champion", Ron Satter, set off to the early lead. Satter's closest pursuer was Tim Lewis in his Class 1 truck. Follow-ing that top pair were a whole host of vehicles, including Steve Fulton now in a 1/2-1600 buggy, Steve Er-rea now in a Class 10 vehicle, and a pair of Class 9 entrants, John Kelty and Scott Weers. What ini-tially looked like a rematch of the top two racers in Class 5-1600 from 1997, wasn't quite as it appeared upon closer examination. The two vehicles were in a rematch, includ-ing the familiar yellow #560 of the defending class "champ" David An-ckner. It was the white baja, that had been previously raced by Jef-frey Hantz, that was sporting a new competitor behind the wheel. Gary Schneckenberger (I think that's what the announcer said) I was now in the driver's seat, literally, as he led Anckner and (forgive me if I'm wrong) Dennis McKenzie early in the heat. The steady downpour continued to make the conditions increasingly worse for the racers and the sparse crowd. Shopping for an accurate assessment of the vic-tory, I'd have to say that Ron Sat-ter was slowed the least (winner). Additionally, Anckner, Fulton, Er-rea, and Kelty all floundered past the finish line for Heat 1 victories. Race 5 was the ·final event of Heat 1. It was contested by all of the truck classes. There were ten vehicles taking part with Classes 8, BS, 7, 7 s and Stock Mini 2WD rep-resented. As the rain continued to fall, Sean McKenzie wasted no time in his bid to re-establish himself as the leader of the local trucking con-tingent. McKenzie got the (sink)hole shot, and immediately assumed command. "Dynamite Dan" Cannon and Todd Wittman were running second and third on the opening lap. Jerrod Wedell got the jump on the 7S trucks, and like the 8s leader, figured to be about as tough to catch as "Jaws". The '97 7S "Champ" Rick Huseman and Mait Cannon (making his Glen Helen debut), were out after the fleet Fabtech frontrunner. John Beyer, who is certainly no stranger to this course, was making his rac-ing debut in an MIT Mini 2WD class, while '97 Class 7 "Champ" Raul Flores was mixing it up with another newcomer whose name (like the Round 1 results) I do not possess. Wittman had moved up into th.e second spot, back of McK-enzie, when he suddenly encoun-tered problems and pulled off near the "Wall of Fear". After having repulsed an early challenge by Beyer, Wedell, like McKenzie, was well on his way to the Heat 1 score. The thus far unknown Glen Helen newcomer, found himself in quite a predicament during the race. He had squirted off of the course, and just did manage to save his truck from rolling down the embankment near the top of the Lofter. That left his truck dangling-precariously for most of the heat, until a dozer fi-nally towed it out of danger. Flores also encountered problems, as did D. Cannon, who came very late in the opening truck heat. In fact, it was on the white flag lap, that "Dy-namite .Dan" ( who was running sec-ond in 8S at the time), reports hear-ing what ·sounded like his engine exploding. Although he would re-turn for Heat 2, the bl~st blew away Dynamite's strong heat number 1 effort. Both McKenzie and Wedell raced to easy victories under diffi-cult conditions. M. Cannon was along for second in 7S, with Huseman checking in back of him in third. Due to the inclement weather, there was no break in between the first and second heats. The num-ber of races was also slightly pared down to four events, with the change finding all of the A TV classes racing together in the first of the "main" events. As the three Pros battled through about a foot of quagmire, Erik Cobb slipped away from his rivals. The 1997 ATV Pro Class champ began his title defense with a romping vic-tory voyage. With my most sincere apologies, and a promise of later identifying all of those deserving winners and runners-up, ·I have no information regarding the other three A TV classes. Don't go postal on me guys, and maybe I can get some close up photos of you Round 1 winners (without the head to toe mud) in the next issue, ok? The second "main" event was for the Superlites and Pilot Classes. When Denise Wittman found her-self forced into a very early exit, Peter Kay had things all his own way. Kay simply circled the track, as he cruised to about a two-lap vic-tory over runner-up Stan Bennett. Those same results also represented the overall scoring for the day, while Wittman's opening heat win gave her the Pilot class victory. The third heat Number 2 event, was deemed the "buggy main". Tim Lewis seemed to best get a hold of the sloppy track, as he hydroplaned his way to the main and overall vic-tories in Class 1. Ron Satter again had no competition, while racing to the Class 5 sweep. Steve Fulton also was unopposed in racing to his Class 1/2-1600 victory sweep. Gary Schneckenberger pulled off the upset, when he bested David An-ckner in Class 5-1600 action, thus stealing the overall victory in Round 1. D. McKenzie finished the day back of Anckner for third place. It was Jack Frederick who went on to the win in the 1/2-1600 Short Course Class. The final Round 1 field attempt-ing to wade through the goo, was Dusty Times

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' ,,. Sean McKenzie was the Class BS winner, winning both heats on the Ron Satter took a first and a second in his heats on a Sunday at Glen Jack Fedrich won both heats on a ve,y wet Sunday. winning 1/2-1600 Short Course, shown here at a d,y race. muddy Sunday. (Shown here in a previous event.) Helen that was quite a bit dirtier than shown here. the truckin' convoy. And again it "McKenzie Express". D. Cannon record to a perfect two for two. was Sean McKenzie who emerged was able to take home the overall Again, W edell's closest rival in on top of the slop. With the great- second spot in BS, thanks mostly to Heat 2 turned out to be Mait Can-est of ease, McKenz1e won off as he the steady "main" runner-up perfor-non. Cannon's auspicious Glen pleased. Even El Nino couldn't stop mance that he turned in. Todd Helen debut earned the veteran "Big Mo" from continuing his im- Wittman looked best of all late in racer second place, and quite a few pressive win streak in Round 1. I Heat 2, as he powered his now jet new fans. With the remainder of realize the season is only just be- black Chevy to the Class 8 victory. the class winners still a mystery to ginning, but it's still pretty tough to Jerrod Wedell added another win, yours truly, I'd really like to end this envision anyone derailing the to bring his early s.eries 7S heat nightmare and move on. It was a rough day for everybody, road racing. The price is still so low from the fans to the racers, to the that you just can't refuse, and with scorers and the course workers. fun assured for the entire family, Here's hoping that La Nina arrived what've you got to lose? And just before we reconvened at Glen in case we end up with a pesky April Helen for Round 2. With spring in shower, I'm gonna suggest they the air, it's the perfect time to come build luxury suites (for Dusty Times on out to the "Hot Spot For Hole subscribers?) right beside the scor-Shots", and join in on all the thrill- ers tower. So speed carefully folks, ing excitement of short course off and I'll see you at the races. · ■ Class 1/2-1600 was won by Steve Fulton, shown here piloting his Todd Wittman had problems in the first heat but came back strong Dave Anckner had a first and a second in his heats at the Glen and neat looking car around the Glen Helen course at a prior race. and won the second heat and leads the points in Class 8. gathered 33 points for his trouble in class 5-1600. RACERS SUPPORT YOUR SPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RACING ORGAJ'.J"J/.ATIONS Nl]J) YOUR SUPPORT! ff YOU'RE NOT RACING OR rnTL"NG; CALL YOllU. l.OCAI RACE ORG1\NIZATION AND OF'FER YOUR HELP. WARM BODTES ARE Al MOST Al.WAYS WELCOi\,fE! GLEN HELEN SHORT COURSE CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA CRS VORRA BRUSH RUN SERLES OHIO OFF ROADERS FUDPUCKER RACING CODRA BORE Page 34 1\.-flCHIGAN OFF ROAD CHA!\1PJONSHlPS LA RANA DESERT RACING ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD SNORE CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS D & T PROMOTIONS SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES SCORE BEST lN THE DESER1 WHIPlASH MOTORSPORTS 50D1\. COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSN SUPER SERIES LIMlTID CHECK THE HAPPENINGS FOR THE LOCATION AND DATE AND HELP IF YOU CAN! May 1998 BAJA PROMOTIONS PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY o·usty Times

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WHIPLASH OFF ROAD RACING Herder Wins Class 1 & overall at Tecate 15D -By No Brakes Drake Photos: MV Race Photo John Herda showed everyone the way home at the Whiplash Tecate 150, covering the required four laps in record _time, winning Class 1 and the overall as well. PUERTO PENASCO, Sonora February 14, 1998. Tucson's John Herder sponsored by Jimco, BFG, Bilstein, Ultra and Herder Company, looks to be the man to beat in '98 after racking up another decisive win at the opener of the 1998 Whip-lash Motorsports Desert Tour, the Tecate 150. Besting both Pro .10 winner Jim Pierce (Pierce Aviation, Kirk's Automotive) and Pro 1-2 runner-up Steve Melton (ARR Farms, TBM Farms and Geiser Bros.) by over 21 min-utes, Herder turned in a 2.41. 19 to set low elapsed time for the Overall and Pro 1-2 honors. Competing in the SCORE Desert Series as well, Herder won the Unlimited battle at Laughlin just two weeks prior. · Nearly fifty entries turned out for the Valentine's Day, affair atop the tricky sands surround-ing Rocky Point. A typical course for the area, the route · was, sandy, way fast and way tough on the Unlimited ranks, 1997 where attrition reached 80%. A leisurely 10 a.m. start saw the team of Ron Brown, spon-sored by CS Construction, BFG, and Family, take the green flag first, followed thirty seconds later by Parker O/A winner Je(f Darland who is sponsored-by Jeff Darland Racing., Maxim Air, Geiser Bros., Fod Fab, BFG, Fat Performance and TRD. And the race was on! Brown put his dust free posi-tion to good use and held his lead on the road and. on the MOJAVE DESERT RACING CLASS 5-1600 CHAMPION AIRBORN EXPRESS OFF ROAD RACING TEAM DRIVER KEITH WESTERFIELD CO-RIDERS Jay Petrarca • Brian Logan Mitch Beal. Shamaon Swain 1 •t in Class Points -3rd overall in points Wilm WR Raciq Lothringer Raciq Engine• Tranamtvlona EngilleeriDI I would like to aay thanks to all the people who helped -Daallluatoe Dave Cash (No Caah RaclDg) Victor Buvey BBS RaclD& Team Bert Cuen (Provolka) Michelle Logan Jay Petr_arca Mo:ai'&Dad lllltch Seal Sean Lo an TheDWona Shumon Swam Juatln Saluar Ashley Wilao11 Hot VWa-July '97 A Speclal Thanh To: Brian Lopn, Jim Pierson and J.J. Petrarca for all the coUDtleas hours helping prep the championship whurlng earl Great Job Guyal Thanks! Page 36 May 1998 Jim Pierce took no prisoners as he flew to the Class 10 gold medal, beating his competition by over an hour and finishing second overall to boot! clock at Checkpoint #1. Darland and Herder came through on the next minute with Melton two minutes back, ahead of Craig Deck (ValuRite, Geiser Bros., K&R Develop-ment, Fod Fab· and Baldridge Race). Then_ came James Martin, and a face we haven't seen for a while, that of Gary Anderson {1st Class Cafe, G.D. Anderson Bldg. Co., ORC, Fod Fab, Hughes Performance, VP, Fox and K&N). Poor Alfredo Fuetes sponsored by AF International would never reach a single check. Brown was still in the lead at Checkpoint #2, but Herder came through on the same minute. Darland was a close third and Melton held on to fourth. Martin was a couple minutes back still ahead of Anderson, and Deck was fading to the rear, running among the quicker 1 Os. Herder was in the lead by the end of Lap One of four, and never looked back. Darland had squeezed past Brown as ·well. Then came Melton and Ander-son with Martin and Deck both well off the pace. By the end of Lap Two, Herder was already working his. way through the Sportsmen and Challengers. Anderson had moved up to second with Melton now third and Deck a distant fourth. Darland, Brown and Martin were all down for the count, in various spots with various woes. Herder was on his final cir-_cuit as Deck ended his second and wisely decided that was enough. Melton had caught and passed Anderson on Lap Three, who was losing a couple minutes every lap before disappearing on the fourth. The Tucson Flash had lapped many of the Class 8s as he took the checkered flag. Well done, John! "Buckeye Boy" Meton was second in class, third ov.erall, 0. 2 (33 back after long second and fourth iaps. Herder's first lap had been the quickest of the day, at 0.35.38. Next off was the Pro 10 class, led off by Dave Sundquist (Northern AZ Refrigeration, Geiser Bros., AZ Automotive, ORC, Pat Hughes, Tom Brown took Class 5 with ease, turning some ve,y fast laps and finishing fourth overall, seen here being admired by the crowd. Mark Ottersberg won the Class 8 race, leading all the way over nine other class competitors and won with 26 minutes in hand. Dusty Times

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The Rad Racing Team fin-ished second after a long, dry 1997 season, 26 minutes later, with Swanson coming in third 23 minutes after that. The Ranger of T earn McNeil -hung on for fourth, while Doherty managed to finish fifth despite a miserable second lap. Alan Schaible was the 5-1600 winner, leading the first two laps, dropping to second on lap 3 but coming back for the gold medal in just over four hours. Up,· up and away, Brad Rowland flies through the air on his way to the Class 9 win, Four Pro 1/2-1 600s were next to take the green. Bill Krug (The Tire Agency, Sutton Signs, Mixteca Mexican Food, Beard's Seats) led em into Check#l, with Greg Branch, Brian Wilson's co-driver (Gregco Fabrication, Acme Auto Sales, Import Auto} hot on his tail. Tom Geringer (Wa-terloo Ind., Best Western Ho-Volkspower). Not quite a slower, while Sundquist had a minute back at Check #1 was tough last lap to finish an hour Jim Pierce, just ahead of Stan-after that. ley Steele (S&S Engine, Fod Pro 5 had but a lone entry Fab) . A couple minutes back and Tom Brown (T.B. Carpen-was Steve Kuker, while Michael try, Regal Homes, Geiser Bros., Sulger (Mom & Dad, Ultra Per-Fat Performance, BFG, 3M&G, formance, Lancing Motor-and Cimco) clicked off four sports) was already struggling consistent laps to finish fourth and ten minutes in arrears. overall with a time of 3.16.33. Sundquist held a narrow mar-Smooth driving, Tom! gin at Check #2, but Pierce was Biggest class of the day went closing. Steele was still in third, to Pro 8, ten strong, including now a couple of minutes back. two7s and a 3 vying for the same .Kuker would never reach this purse. Ken Kreuter, Jr. point, and it would be a while (Sundance Builders and Elite) before Sulger would be by. was first off in his seven, with Sundquist was first in after the VB of Allen Cluck (Norfab Lap one but was assessed a five Steel and The Cutting Edge) minute penalty for failing to breathing down his neck. come to a full stop at the one Cluck was the first by at stopping checkpoint on the cir-Check # 1, seconds ahead of cuit. This put Pierce in the lead, · Kelly McNeil, Dean Whitaker but by a mere four seconds over · (The FRM· Construction Co.), Steele. Sulger found himself a and Mike Doherty (Doherty half hour off the pace. Plumbing, Empire and BFG), all Sundquist would· run into· on the same minute. Just behind more ~rouble before seeing came 'the team of Mark Check #1 Jain, giving Pierce Ottersberg (Hon*Amotive, the lead on the ro_ad.·as well and • Specialty Roofing, Riverside he'·sailed on unmolested, for the· · Casino, Southwest 4x4) battling win at 3.02.32 and second over- Kevin Patrick's Rad Race Team all. Good show, JP (Rad Screen Printing, Screwie (another"Buckeye Boy")! Lewie's and Carquest) entry. Steele had a long second lap The lone Pro 3 of Tor Swanson but came back to finish second, (Dirtrix} was four minutes back over an hour back. Sulger sol-and Rick Wisema (ColorTrac diered on for third 14 minutes Painting, Geiser Bros., Cottman beating out the others by eight minutes. Transmissions, A-1 Differential, Far West Pet Foods, Rivera Hay Sales) was eighth, but already nine minutes off the pace. The Danny Sullivan Team (Spooners Autol Concrete ·works, AZ Fiberglass) was down and Kreuter never made it at all. Whitaker was out front at Check #2, just ahead of Doherty. Then came Ottersberg, McNeil and Patrick.· Swanson had closed in on the pack by one minute. Wiseman had fallen by the wayside. And at the end of Lap One, it was a hard charging T earn . Ottersberg in the lead, ahead of Doherty, Whitaker, Patrick and McNeil. Swanson was about ten minutes behind the pack. The Ottersberg truck led af- . ter two, but Patrick was .now second ahead of Whitaker. Mc-Neil was fourth but the little truck was lagging in the power-robbing sand. Swanson chugged along in the short 4x4. Doherty had troubles and lost over fifty minutes. Cluck was still to fin-ish this one and only lap. Ottersberg had nearly lapped Doherty by the start of the fi-nal lap and would go on for his first Class 8 win with a time of 3. 23. 25, good enough for fifth overall. Congrats, guys!! OFF ROAD SCRAMBLE by PC Unscramble the four words below and the resulting scrambled letters in the · boxed areas and you will have the answer to the question . WHA'f_TJIE TEENAGJ;: SQUIRREL .EEDED TO DO TO BECOME A PART OF THE GROUP! ANLRG □□ ----UMATUN □□ ----RGSOUNE □□ ----------ERALF □-----Dusty Times . May 1998 Continued on pag~ 39 Willie Cummins was the Sportsman Class 10 winner, taking the Toyota powered car in for the checkers. Eric Rsher KOn the Sportsman Umited class, turning some quick laps to secure the checkered flag at the Tecate 150. PIKE'S SERVlCE CENTER .. BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ...•. THANKS! Mobil ., RESTAURANT SERViCE EVERY DAY . OPEN 24 HOURS YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT

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but second in Class 1 was the best he could grab. and won the silver medal in Class 10. Michael el ad a horren ous ourt 1600 bug but he finished second in class. tels and Mecham Motorsports) and Cassandra Thomas (BK Racing) gave chase. Wilson was all alone as he came by Check #2, four min-utes ahead of Geringer. Another 13 minutes back was Thomas; Krug was out. Wilson slowed but was never challenged and took the win with a 3.45.25 and sixth over-all. Thomas' first lap had been her slow Difest and she caught Geringer on the final lap to earn second, 24 minutes behind Wil-son. Geringer was third, just four minutes back. ) Helm/Graham Racing .. t; ... 1997 Class 7S Champions Prepped at • Donahoe Racing .. second spot was in Class 9 was the end result. Four sedans tried their luck in Pro 5-1600. Michael Del Col (Banners Plus, ORC Race Ra-dios, Nicole's Custom Embroi-dery) took to the trail first and led Allan Schaible (Bar-S Ma-chine, The Machine Shop, Mile High Cellular) and Mike Kellogg into Check # 1. Mike Leung (NewWorld Homes, McGuire's Jewelers, Lake Mary Bed & Breakfast) was already done for the day. They came through Check #2 in the same order but by the home check, Schaible had a 3 7 second margin on Del Col and ' Kellogg was finished. And at the end of three, Del Col found himself with a 3.30 lead over Schaible. But it was not to be his day, as big trouble led to a time of 2.40.42 for his final lap and Schaible cruised in the winner with a time of 4.07 .34 and an hour and one-half edge on the hapless Del Col. Good day, Al ! Seven souls set out in Chal-lenger racing. Ray "RJ" Newton was first off and held the lead through Check # 1. Behind him came Kurt Brewer, Sean Moss in the Bob Sohren's Team en-, http-:/ !1:r:rt1 .dona..1-ioerac ' ~ Complete Race Truck Fabrication \ ® , ~ Prerunners · ~Consulting t."-d . ~rprise$' , _ ~ in anaheim \ ,..-_.,.., Page 38 714 632 3 714 632 ~Shock Service & May 1998 persevered and took the second spot in class in just over four hours. for the third place position in Class 10. try, former Mr. Arizona Keith Randel (Denver Solutions, Margarette"Bomb Quick" Iachetta Productions), Brad Rowland (Karen Hull D.D.S., Sunland Buggies, Cactus Com-puters, C .P.R. Plus), Josh Greener and Jeff Knupp (Volkspower Race Prep, ORC Radios, Raceshock and BFG). Brewer cleared Check # 2 with a one minute margin on Newton, with Randel now third. Then it was Moss, Rowland7 Greener and Knupp. The end of Lap One saw Brewer still in the lead ahead of Newton. Moss had moved into third and Randel had lost 15 minutes. Brewer enjoyed a nine minute lead as he began his third lap. Rowland held second 1 Moss third, with Newton fourth and Greener fifth. But things were going to change. Brewer was heading out on what would be a two hour plus lap and Moss, not to be out-done, would take nearly four. Grant Wilson (Olde English Creations Body hop) in the solo SportTruck class lished with one lap completed. Sunday proved to be a beau-tiful, sunny day and the Poker Run. Approximately twenty "play-ers" met at JJ's Cantina for the start of le run. The venue was set up similar to a scavenger hunt. Maps were nrovided at each of the seven stopoing points along the way; if you -/ ere unsuccessful in finding the ,,rst stop, you didn't knowwhere to proceed for the second stop, etc. Upon arrival, the runners were greeted with a playing card, food, libations and a map to the next location. Along the way the gamblers visited Rojos, Villa Las Palmas, several new housing developments offering free weekend stays, fresh oysters at the Oyster Farm and ending up at the Pink Cadillac. The best hand went to Don Brown (who coincidentallywon the Parker 400 Poker Run), sec-ond best went to Bill Krug, third best to Brian worst hand to John Snider. John was the last one to sign up and the last one to ar-rive at each "check point." John considered himself the "desig-nated sweeper" cruising in his borrowed Class 8 truck. Every-one had much drink, food and especially fun! "We can't wait to do it again," said Bill and Linda Krug. Perhaps Whiplash will plan more runs in the fu-ture . Next up on the Whiplash Motorsports Desert Tour '98 is a visit to the Fan Belt Capital of the World, Gila Bend, for the Gila Monster 150, March 14. ■. Immacu ate eep to a ntce t '" & Brace, watched here by the admiring spectators. Dusty Times

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"The Straight Poop" from the Big Wahzoo WILD WASH 250 -This MOR Barstow race. Six times around a 40 mile BLM loop, drew an impressive 80 entries. Big Air Bob, Pop McCool, Al Long, and Morgan handled the Pit Captain duties around the course as the "Ridgecrest Rocket" won it all! In his new unlimited Jimco buggy Koch not only set fast lap of the race, but grabbed the unlimited buggy class by almost 1.5 minutes. Our hero also won another over-all title for the Club. It's interest-ing to note that Tom has moved back from that big six cylinder Porsche to a smaller type 4 motor in this new car. And, there was immediately talk around the pits that this was the best move he could have made. Don't be too surprised if he occasionally slips a type one motor into that thing just so he can still screw around with the ten car guys once in a while (see below}. Congratula-tions to Tom Koch. THE RACE WINNER! Jim Greenway was back in his CORE Class 10 ride for this race and put on a ti:ue Checker-like performance for four laps. Start-ing a number of minutes behind Tom, Greenway ran three blister-ing laps. During which he set fast time for Class 10, beat Koch's times on two of the three laps, and held overall on time when. he stopped in the CORE main pit for the planned driver change. But, shortly after Jim got out of the car, the owner put it on it's lid and Koch was gone! Greenway ended up getting back in the car for the last lap, picking up the pace right where he left off, but the team had to settle for a second in class and fourth overall. Good run, Jim! De.spite some serious down time earlier in the race, Jeff Lothring-er drove the anchor leg in his Class 10 ride to a fine third place. Our final finishers were the Rosenstein Brothers who earned a seventh in a good 1 7 car 1/2-1600 class despite some nagging cv problems. Good show, guys. Three of our seven Checker cars at this race DNF'ed for the · following reasons: Jimmy Tucker and Mike McGee broke off a power steering ram in their Class 10 car. After a number of stops in the pits for welding, the team finally parked it. B.J. Bates had a good run going in Hook's Challenger car for the first half. Jimmy then took over and started having ball joint prob-lems, finally DNFing late in the race. Marty Seefried, with Rev-erend Roy ridin' shotgun,. got about a lap and a half into the race before losing an engine. Oh well, at least it was a beautiful day for a desert race. CHECKER FLAGS are fly-ing lower today with the recent death of Mike Harman. M1ke and his brother joined the Club back in the early nineties, with Poppa Harman following his kids in a few years later. Mike, '"the grinner", contributed to the Club not only as a success-ful driver and dedicated pitter, but he also served as Club Vice President in '95. On a personal Dusty Times note, Mike and I shared a long held Checker secret. Back when he was a Club Officer he took this Wahzoo ·up on an offer to anonymously write one of our Checker columns. What re-sulted was one of the more con-troversial "Straight Poop" col-umns written during that pe-riod. A column that the Big Wahzoo took some abuse over. But, whenever the controversy would come up, I could always count on looking over and see Mike grinnin' at me. Good-bye, Brother Mike. We'll miss ya! SPORTO, a.k.a. Mike Fos-ter, was voted in as a full Checker member at a recent raucous Wednesday night meet-ing. A Class 5 driver in his pre-Checker days. Foster is now in-volved as a pitter who occasion-ally co-drives Giffin's 1/2-1600 car. In real life he's in the mov-ing business and been known to pit out of a big empty tractor trailer rig on occasion. Despite being a good guy, it took a lot of guts to go head to head against the Club's marble box with a nickname like "Sporto". But, he drew nary a black ball. Welcome aboard, dude. CORRECTION - A non-Checker named Keith Wester-field won MDR's '97 Class Points Championship in Class 5-1600, not Big Air Bob as ear-lier reported. Wright won three of the series races, but still fell a couple of points short in the year long points chase. Some-times the 'Straight Poop' takes a while, sorry Keith. THE 25TH - Gary Leupold, John Howard, Al Rogers, Richard Costin, Zola Nagy, Mike Patrick, Smoky Stover, Dick Miller, Don Arnett, Scott McKenzie, Nelson French, etc., etc. Who are these guys? Well, they're some of the older Checkers that are reportedly still alive and should be notified of the proposed 25th year Club Reunion which is currently being planned. Management has asked the Big Wahzoo to help motivate the search for all these long re-tired Club Brothers. So, if ya know how to get in touch with any of our old members, let Roy Moore know what you know. The Rev has a big master list of past members and needs some help FROM YOU! His phone number is (760) 249-6710, or e-mail him at: Be-tween all of us, and with only a little effort, we oughta be able to contact most of the ol' guys. The time, date and place is still to be decided, but this get together will only happen with the help of today's active members. I'm sure a fun night of great stories and good fellowship is a gimme if this 25th reunion gets the kinda support it deserves. Get in-volved. MAYONNAISE JAR - Be-ginning years ago, when I first started writing our Checkers column, the primary way for the membership to contact the Wahzoo has always been a may-onnaise jar hangin' in the men's head. A crude but effective method for passing on informa-tion anonymously. But now a flaw has been exposed in this tried and true system ... somebody has started pissin' in the jar! Let's hope this communication sabo-teur is caught soon, as he's mak-ing those notes left in the jar ex-tremely hard to read. ■ C.O.R.E. PIT REPORT By Sandy Parker With ·no races to report on, I will announce our future races, CORE Pit Club happenings, and some general news affecting CORE. GET WELL!!! A long time CORE member is fighting with health problems. Mike "HUGMAN" Ridlen is one of the most dependable, helpful and krwwledgeable CORE pitters. ALL CORE members would like to wish Mike a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back in the desert very soon cooking your dirt burgers. Mike, I happen to know that Brad is getting tired of carry-ing the metal detector, digging up the treasures and is looking for-ward to your return. WHAT'S NEXT? Five CORE race teams are gearing up for the April MOR race in Ridgecrest. CORE will be campaigning four top notch 1600's and an overall Class 10 contender. The 1600 force will include T earn Bryce/King with a first and third MD R place finishes this year. Tom and Mike Malloy with an MOR win, Long/Ken-nedy/Ruddis with a second and fourth MOR place finishes, and Inch/Ramirez in the first race in with the new . car. Kevin McGillivray and Jim "SLAMSHIFT" Greenway with a first in class and second overall with MOR will be looking to get back on top of the Class 10 field. The race teams are looking for-ward to racing in Ridgecrest again. Numerous rocks, cross grain, straight-a-ways, hard rocks, long hauls, wild flowers, big rocks, scorpions, and great racing are what makes Ridgecrest so much fun. Bob Proctor will be running the next SNORE race in his Class 9 next month. Terry Sheldon has his super clean Class 8 monster is prepped and ready for action. Terry will be racing the upcoming Best in The Desert race in April. Good Luck Terry. NEW LOCATION! Jeff Fields and Brad Inch just moved Transaxle Engineering from the old crowded hole-in-the-wall they were in for decades to a new clean shop (with plenty of parking}. Don't worry, they're not defecting to Orange County, just two blocks from the old shop to 9763 VarielAvenue, Chatsworth. I was given a guided tour thru this huge, highly organized, "State of the Art" facility--what a great move. NEW TOY! Brad Inch is putting the finish-ing touches on his brand spank-ing new Lothringer, 1600, single seat, midnight blue rocket ship. Brad along with Tony Ramirez plan to show it to his competition at the next MOR ·race. They wanted to race for extra $$ bonus offered by SNORE, but decided to shake down the car locally. NEW MEMBERS? CORE would like to mention Chuck Morgan who is danger-ously close to being voted in as a new member. Chuck drives all the way from Lompoc to attend the meetings and races, now that is dedication. We would also like to mention a great racer that I hear May 1998 has shown interest in joining and/ or pitting with CORE. Starkey in his 1600 beat the CORE car of Bryce/King by only five seconds last race, winning his class. If you can't beat him, invite hjm to join the club! So if you would like to join a pit club or ever find your-self short on pits, give CORE a call. You won't find a pit club with harder charging racers, great people, and professional pit sup-port anywhere. We would love to have you on our side! SMILE! In the very near future, all CORE race teams are urged to bring your cars and pit people out for a "Group Photo" that will ac-company an upcoming article here in the Dusty Times CORE Pit Report. POKER RUN! Quite a few CORE members are headed back to Barstow to support the Poker Run on April 25 and 26. CORE will be having their yearly BBQ on Saturday af-ter the days festivities. All CORE members are invited to attend. ADVERTISEMENT Looking for a professional fam-ily oriented off road racing pit or-ganization? CORE pit club is al-ways interested in finding new members and offering them pro-fessional and efficient pit support. CORE has regular monthly meet-ings on the first Tuesday of the month at Mulligans restaurant in Santa Clarita. For more informa-tion please call (818) 772-7758 or E-Mail us at ■ FAIR News By Joy Bancroft UPDATE FAIR MEETINGS: As I had previously mentioned there had been a lot of discus-sion lately about By-Laws and fees and how it effects FAIR. Some would say too much at the meetings lately. We want to simplify issues and information that is distributed to new mem-b~rs. This is a subject that is long overdue. FAIR has come to some resolutions, such as, we voted in the fiscal year to begin in January, not July. But no de-cision has been made as to how HOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 the fees will begin in July or how long the current Board will re-side. FAIR has also condensed and revised the By-Laws to in-clude only current laws in ef-fect. This has surfaced some in-tense discussion about tace teams who are "Cherry Pickers," This is race teams who are FAIR members who " 'n choose" the race events in which they want FAIR pit support. Doesn't mean they are necessarily paid up race teams. a club are committed to off road racing and provide pit support for the good of off r.oad racing. So our committed members belfove ... WHY not support your club? · What happens when you really need the club for support like at the Baja 1000? These are some questions and issues coming from members at the meetings. Some proposals have been for-mally directed to the Board. Briefly, should the Baja 1000 racer in November who requests pit support from FAIR and raced other events prior, be re-quired to pay additional fees. Or should the club reconsider the two person pit requirement for new members. We realize that not as many people are racing, or even racing a complete Se-ries. This we know prompts people to reduce their costs and utilize their own personnel for pit support and chasing. We challenge you to consider. .. that one time your personnel were not available and the FAIR pit was your only answer,. "wow" thank god for FAIR. You know a FAIR pit is like insurance. I will not beat this subject to death ... I just know several race teams have been in this situa-tion, and have seriously recon-sidered the next time they had to coordinate their pit support. The formal proposals are before the Board and we are consider-ing what our options are. We will keep you posted! Please feel free to let me know your thoughts and comments about pit support. You can reach me through the Dusty Times or e-mail, You . can also contact Bill Markel, Continued on page 52 Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard WERE.ADY We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. 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,. Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge grabbed the lead on the second Doug and Dave Schrenk came on strong during Dao Wop 2 and they Mark Wilkie and Brian Frabenburg took the Northwest Regional Class stage in Dao Wop 1 and there they remained for the gold medal. put the turbo to good use, taking the silver medal. _4_ti_tle_on_D_oo_lM_o~ip_2_. -------.,...,,-======= NORTHWEST RALLY REPORT Dao Wop 1 and 2 By Jim Culp Todd Hartmann and Kurt Knestis won the Under Two Liter Class on Dao Wop 1 & 2, a resounding victory for the pair. second place finishes in a row for the promising new Oregon team, a spot good enough for first in the over two liter (02) divisional class. Todd Hartmann and Kirk Knestis dueled for the second spot in the colorful under-two. liter (U2) lntrax Suspension Technology Volks-wagen Golf. The Issaquah, WA team wound up third, but only four seconds behind Walker's Mazda. U2. With engine roaring and front wheels spinning, that's the best fin-ish ever for the Oakville, WA na-tive in the Callahan Volkswagen Scirocco. Todd Lengacher and Tina Warner were ninth in the TNT Motorsports Datsun 210, followed by the Matt Sweeney Special Ef-fects Ford Must'ang with John Forespring and Jiselle Waterhouse at the controls. Rui Brasil and Carlos Tavares won Dao Wop 2 with ease, cruising the last stage for a nice victory in the Capital Forest in A minute back in fourth were John Lane and Scott Huhn in the strong Cornwell Tools Volvo 262. The Volvo claimed second in 02, seven seconds ahead of Scott Fuller Three minutes of road penalties dropped Rick Hintz and Doug Chase out of the top ten in the Ex-treme Rally and Race Datsun 2402. Also back µi the pack were Rui Brasil and Carlos Tavares in the Audi Quattro S2. The Audi fin-ished more than 26 minutes behind the leader, but 24 of those minutes were the result of a late arrival on stage one, after a small detour to visit the stage one start for Doo Wop 2. Brasil and Tavares may have started far behind, but they delivered a little message to the field when they posted the fastest time on the final stage. Washington state. ' Familiar rivals returned to the and Amity Towbridge claime"d vie-top of the fmishing order at the start tory in Doo Wop 1 while Rui Brasil of the 1998 Northern Pacific Divi-and Carlos Tavares captured the sional rally season as Janice Damitio crown in Doo Wop 2. Fuel Safe~ "Pro Cell" Is our tap-of-the-line racing cell Iha/ cam•• ready ta install and /l's backed by a full 10 year warranty. 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Damitioff rowbridge grabbed the top spot on stage two, and held on as much of the competition fell back with a variety of woes. In second, 28 seconds behind Damitio's 4WD Celica were Vance Walker and Karen Laylor in the Kolorwerx Cus-tom Paint Mazda RX3. That's two Sixth overall, and second in 4WD, were Jake Dekovic and Katie Callahan in the Jim Adams Auto Clinic Mazda 3 23 GTIC That was just one spot ahead of 1997 4WD champs Tim Paterson and Joel Wright in the Falcon Racing 3 23GTX. Paterson started the rally where he left off 1¥.t season, 25 sec-onds ahead of the pack after stage one. Then mechanical problems, and an on stage stop for repairs, cost the Falcon Racing team five min-utes on stage two. Shawn Callahan and John Hake were eighth overall, ·and third in There were 20 finishers out of 2 7 starters in the year's first event. Notable among the DNFs were Doug and Dave Schrenk in a Scandia Saab 900 out with turbo failure after an eventful rally. 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Vance Walker and Karen Lay/or were the second place finishers on Scott Fuller and Ben Bradley took the fifth place award in both Doo Shawn Callahan and John Hake were eighth in Doo Wop 1 but won Doo Wop 1, shown here charging through the forest. _W'i_o~p_con_t_es_ts_._=-,,,..--~--,,,..--------=--~--cth-ce=-re~g~io_n--=a,-I ,_·n_C_la_s_s_2..,... ----,,---c,---,---,---=-----,=--on the first two stages, the Schrenks stages before slowing to cruise FullerandBradleywereagainsec- Leonard and Leon Owens in the weekend with the Titanium Rae-stormed back to post the fastest through the final stage and collect ond in UZ class, fifth overall in the Scandia Autosport Saab 99 in Class ing VW Golf, clipping a tree on time on stages three through five, the victory trophies. Schnell Golf GTI and only five sec-3, and Mark Wilkie and Brian Saturday and rolling on Sunday. but then ran out of boost on the Schrenk and Schrenk in the onds ahead of Walker and Laylor in Frabenburg in Class 4 with Bry's Doo Wop organizer Ray Damitio final stage. Scandia Autosport Saab were sec- the 02 Kolorwerx Mazda. VW Rabbit. scheduled some great weather for Damitio and Trow bridge also ond, 20 seconds behind. With their The Racetech Safety Equipment There were 22 finishers out of 24 rally's return to the Black Hills of claimed the Northwest region's repaired turbo generating plenty of Volvo of Lane and Huhn finished starters, but the two DNFs suffered the Capital Forest. The Forest is Class 1, with Walker and Laylor power, the pair challenged for the seventh, three seconds ahead of enough tough luck for everyone. part of the state trust lands man-winning the Class 2 crown. Noah overall win, but settled for second Damitio and Trowbridge in the Hintz and Chase took the Datsun aged by Washington's Department Third and Jason Lane captured re- overall and first among the ZWD Celica. The Doo Wop 1 winners lost off the road at speed on Stage 1 and of Natural Resources. Timber sales gional Class 3 in the Hot Water entries. ground running with no clutch and clipped the biggest Cedar tree in from this working forest fund school Performance VW Rabbit. Close rallying was the rule in the loosing gears as the event ran on. sight. The 600 year old Cedar construction in the state, while hik-Doo Wop 2 pack. The 1997 UZ class champions, Dekovic and Callahan were shrugged and the 240Z's going to ers, campers, cyclists, and rally driv-Brasil and Tavares arrived at the Hartmann and Knestis picked up ninth in the 4WD Mazda, with need a lot of work. Mike Mailman ers enjoy the recreational activities start on time, avoided costly pen- anotherthirdoverallandanother UZ Callahan and Hake tenth in the and Shelly Kruse had a bruising the forest provides. ■ alties, and flew home first overall class win in the lntrax Golf GTI, just Scirocco. in Doo Wop 2. The San Jose, CA five seconds ahead of Paterson and Regional class winners included based Audi team posted the fastest Wright in the 4WD Falson Racing Brasil and Tavares in Class 1, time on each of the rally's first four 323 GTX. Callahan and Hake in Class 2, Mike Challenger corner By Joel Mohr Race reports! Out at the MDR race on February 28th, the Johnson Bros. spanked the competition once again. On one of the toughest ( technical, as Duffy put it), courses the famed Barstow OHV area has, dare I say ever, dished out. I know I'll probably get some flack for such a bold statement, but, when the first overall Class 1 car averaged only 46 mph, I think most would agree. Or, ask anyone who drove it. Early on there was a really nice dice going on between the Johnsons, Max - Hamberg, Perry King, and Rob Walters. Then on lap 2, Hamberg clicked off the fastest lap of the day with the Johnsons breathing down his neck. It seemed the course gave everyone problems at one time or another. Paul Moen and I had our trouble start early on with a flat rear six miles off of the start. Thanks to Jimmy Messick for throwing Paul a spare so he could at least get to our pit. This put us 13 minutes behind the leaders on the first lap. And on lap 2, Paul wanted out of the car. He said he hit a hole ·so hard he hurt his neck. We were pitting at the "B" pit area about mile 22. By the time we did our driver change, we were 20 minutes back. When I got in I knew there was very little chance for victory, so I picked a steady pace and just tried to keep the trusty Chenowth in one piece. Well, the Johnsons went on to win (their ninth in a row), and we lucked out. Every lap we completed we saw another nine car parked out on course. We rebounded from sev-enth place to finish second. Perry King and his son, Jay, came in third after a broken ball joint on lap 5, and Max Hamberg and Don Johnson finished fourth after fixing a broken spindle. Jimmy Messick fmished fifth after a crap load of problems that started early on, but with the help of probably half of the town of Barstow, soldiered on to take the checkered flag. Art Ve-Dusty Times lasco Jr. was the last finisher in Class 9. I didn't get a chance to talk to him, but judging by the lap times, he had some problems. Also I should mention Rob Walters 'Who broke a cromoly axle tube. Stick that in your parts bin! Jimmy Hook also DNFed, 'but I didn't hear why. The moral of the story (as all of you old guns know), is patience. Don't give up as long as the motor runs and the tranny shifts. This isn't by far the hardest luck story you'll read, but, I just want everyone out there even remotely interested in build-ing or buying a race car that there is a whole community of fellow rac-ers out here to help. I didn't get a race report from the SAN FELIPE 250 before I had to get this faxed in, so hopefully look for it next month. This month's tech tidbits is on Boost Bottles. I called Bill Savage, SCORE's tech director, and he clarified that they are legal in Class 9 as long as you use a factory VW auto stick intake manifold. Now personally, I haven't experimented with one, but over the years I've talked to several drivers who have used one, and they all agreed that the difference they noticed was in how responsive the motor became in situations where it used to blub-ber or flat spot. They story I got, years ago, was that Yamaha spent a few serious bucks developing this device back in the late '70s for their motorcross bikes that, due to changes in the port timing, had developed "dead;; spots. It suppos-edly cured the problem without sacificing any of the newfound horse power. I believe the theory is that the bottle stores mixture when the throttle is closed and shoots its contents down the manifold when the throttle is re-opened. Of course, there is always room for debate. Auto stick manifolds are out there, but you might have to dig a little. Once again, thanks for the calls and comments. 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U.S. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Round3at sun Devil Stadium No Brakes Drake Photos: John Snyder Les O'Donnell (right) lost a bit of bodywork from his Toyota but it certainly didn't slow him down as he took the checkers and the big dollars home from Tempe. TEMPE, AZ-January 1 7, 1998. Sun Devil Stadium be-came Dust Devil Stadium in mid-January when Pace Motor Sports brought the U.S. Off Road Championship Series here for round three of the seven event lnaugural ;98 season. Created to fill the void by the demise of the Mickey Thomp-son Entertainment Group three years ago, the series featured racing over stadium courses in six classes: Stadium Sport Trucks, Super Modified Bug-gies, four stroke Thunder Bikes, Stadium Lites, Quads and some-thing called Street Warriors. There were none of the latter at Tempe, but we were treated to some Monster Truck may-hem. The action had really started Friday afternoon as practice let the racers have their first stab at the course laid out over the home turf of the ASU Sun Devils and the Arizona Cardinals. Starting in the northwest cor-ner, a straight led to a fifty yard line jump and a tight 180 into the infield, where another jump inter-rupted the setup for an even tighter 180 to the right. Then came a "rhythm" section of whoop-de-doos and a 180 back to the left. A flyaway jump led to a big sweeper with nasty ridges on the inside line and that was a lap. The Quads saw a set of doubles added to their route and the Thunder Bikes would run it back-wards, just to make things inter-esting. After another round of practice laps and a couple of heat races on Saturday, racers spiffed up for a two hour long Track Party and autograph session. A good oppor-tunity for the fans to meet the racers and see their vehicles up close, and a good opportunity for racers to promote their sponsors' wares. The stadium doors opened at 6:00 PM and a crowd that this reporter estimates was larger than MTEG had managed to bring to Page 42 Sun Devil Stadium began pouring into the grandstands. Fireworks and a roar of approval greeted Old Glory and the accompanying mili-tary color guard. · 'Then ·after' a brief explanation of the various classes competing and short interviews with local "boys" Dwight Lundell and Henry Brown, racing began in earnest with a last chance qualifier for the Quads. Next came what was billed as a last chance qualifier for the 1650cc Super Modified buggies, but with a small field, all that could make the show would be welcome. Poor Henry Brown was first to be sidelined. Luck-ily, he would manage to return for the finals. Unluckily, he would not finish that event ei-ther. Now it was time for the Mon-ster Truck qualifying, as track personnel and photographers re-treated to behind the relative safety of a concrete wall. Bigfoot vs. McGruff the Crime Dog. The pup soon came up lame though, breaking its right front paw off the first jump. This edition of Bigfoot had suspension that worked ,and blithely cruised to his first "win" of he night. The crowd cooled its heels as a front loader struggled to haul the wreckage off the track. The Thunder Bikes then raced six laps determine starting order for their final event. Enough mini trucks had turned out to require two heats and the crowd roared when their· friend and mine, Glendale's Pete "Peter" Sohren won the first. His Ford Ranger, by the way, started life as Jim Travis' General Tire racer that visited Guam and the Far East back in the eighties. A couple more Monster Trucks then lumbered around the track. Can you say under engineered? After an intermission, the real "money" racing began. First up were the Stadium Lites for eight laps and when it was done, Scottsdale's own Todd Wittman had bested the likes of Califor-nian Bob Briggs, Joe Price, Todd Jesperson and Stan Bennett. Back a few spots in eighth was the better half of the Wittman Racing Team, the always lovely Denise. Was it Ryan May or Michael Boyd that did the col-orful endo? Oh, it was both of them? Neither of them? I get so confused. Costa Mesa's Mike Healy took back California's pride and the Thunder Bike trophy with a domi-May 1998 nating performance in the motor-cycles' twelve lap finale. Brian "Spud" Walters was second, ahead of Robert Naughton, the best Arizonan. Then came Iowa's Jeremy Shoning and Chandler's Todd Johnson to make up the fast five. Also running twelve laps, but going the "right" way, were the Pro Quads. Menifee, California's Mark Ehrhardt battled with New Jersey's Travis Spader but was first at the flag with Ohio's Tim Farr taking third ahead of Harry Goodman and Shane Hitt at the quick five. The crowd was on its feet for the Super Modified Buggy ten lap final. A good battle shaped up between the always colorful Jerry Whelchel and fellow Californians Gary Gall, Jimmy Nichols and Cory Witherill. Whelchel had the lead, and I thought, the win, when he got a little wide in the sweeper and Witherill dove underneath him to take the victory away. Jerry tried a little too hard to regain his po-sition and in the process Gall and Nichols snuck past. Nebraskan (Comhusker?) Steve Sallenbach was fifth, while Larry Foddrill was sixth, heading the Arizona con-tingent of Don Kolt, Rich Ronco, and Matt Tomb. New Philadel-phia, Ohio's Jim Kandel rounded out the top ten. Some Monster Trucks drove around again. Yawn. We wanted to see some fender flying an' a flapping' pick-em-up-trucks! We wanted to see "our" boy Sohren win the big bucks. He'd won his heat and looked good. He'd be starting out front. Where is he? Not in the first row! Not in the second? Seems his fuel pump had taken a jump in the tunnel leading into the field, and Pete was outside his truck, punching and kicking furi-ously at the errant part. He got it going finally, but was relegated to the back of the fourteen truck pack, a veritable no win starting position on this .tight track. With a roar, the pack exploded at the flash of the green flag. West Bend, Wisconsin's Larry Bayer and Bayonne, New Jersey's Lee O'Donnell fought it out up front for the first few laps, trading the lead back and forth. Meanwhile, Sohren was putting in the drive of his life, or at least the weekend, as he blasted his way from fourteenth to sixth. Look out ahead! But, what, he's pulling over. No motor, the fuel pump having expired. By the beginning of the seventh lap, O'Donnell, his Toyota's bed-sides and fenders long gone, had earned the quick line and held the lead to the checkered. Bayer slid in second, Chris Brandt was third and Kingman's Stacey Pike was fourth and top Arizonan. Two more prunepickers, Jeff Elrod and Steve Ghamari were next across the line, ahead of Nevada's Pat Taylor. Covina's Matt Cannon filled out the top ten. ' O'Donnell took a wild victory lap tour then hammered it up with some local Hooters talent. It was his second Stadium Sport Truck win and paid handsomely. "This is amazing," he said. "Ab-solutely amazing." As the crowd emptied out, I was struck that we'd seen some fair racing from a field of mostly "unknown" privateers. Though the technology fell below the standards of the defunct Grand National Trucks of Toyota and Nissan during MTEG's heyday, the level of excitement and com-petition did not. Looks like this Stadium Sport Truck classifica-tion has a chance of letting the "little guy win big. "It wasn't Ivan Stewart vs. Roger Mears like at Mickey," said one wag, "But it was fun." ■ Dusty Times

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O.K. Craig rode on to victory. From A Stake Pounder's Point of View Stand tall, Jim Gavin, Dave Slade and Craig Smith, you de-serve it! I couldn't be prouder. There was also a very down side to this race. Someone or ones decided that they should take down 90% of the course markers. At first I thought that the wind had blown them down. However, when the Friday af-ternoon prerunners said that there weren't any stakes or ar-rows I began to wonder. Almost at first light I was out on the very technical portion of the course reconstructing it. Nar-row tire tracks of a light truck told me what had happened. The course markings had been physically· removed. Whoever these people were, they were deliberately trying to injure rac-ers. This was no accident. When someone takes down signs that have "Race Course Boundary" written on them I would have a very hard time not believing they knew what they were doing. Late on Saturday afternoon Jack and Jan Neely rode in from a trip to the Blu Inn and told me that a big pile of stakes and arrows were on the north side of Camzo Wash. That clinched it, for the first time in 19 years one of my race courses had been victim of a deliberate act of vandalism. ■ By Fud Right now I am so proud of some of our bike racers my chest is about to burst. At the CPW March Maddness team race three competitors stepped up to the plate and said it is better to stop and help than ignore some-one that has fallen. While this is something that is expected because for 19 years the message we have been sending is, we want to beat you fair and square and will eveh help you to make the race, but if something hap-pens, stop and help. Real cour-age is required to stop in the middle of the battle to help a fallen companion, even if you don't know them. When A aron Tuck went down in front of Jim Gavin and Dave Slade it was time to help. Jim took care of Aaron and Dave rode to get LESAR, our excellent first aid team. Their actions dropped Jim and his teammate out of contention for the Senior class win and Dave's dropped his team into second for a while. I would not be surprised right now if there are some people ridiculing them for stopping. With thoughts something like this, well they are old men and they should stop, they can't win · the race anyway. Let's click it up a couple of laps. Craig Smith had been 12 minutes behind because his partner had fallen. There were only two laps to go and Smith was now only four minutes behind and victory seemed within easy reach when he slid to a stop. Paul Kirby was on the ground not moving, and to Craig Smith there was only one thing to do; stop and see if he could help. First overall never even entered into the pic-ture. Someone was hurt and he had to stop and try to help, bot-tom line, it took Paul a couple of minutes to wake up and with assurances that he would be SNORE Corner ... SNORE 1998 OFFICERS AND BOARJD MEMBERS PRESIDENT: ROBIN MAASSBERG ........................................... ~64-7123 Pony EXpress ••. VlCE PRESIDENT ED MCCORMICK ........................................ 655-9300 SECRETARY JULIE STREUBER .............. VOICE MAIL .......... 391-3173 Dear Dusty Times, PAGER. ................... 495-6699 My name is Guy Savedra and I'm 14 years old and the two time defending champion in the Stock Odyssey class. I am send-ing you this letter in apprecia-tion of Mr. Bob Beyer, the Race Director of Glen Helen Race-way Park. Both Bob and the Raceway allow me to race in the Stock Odyssey class. I have been racing since ~he age of 12, as part of a deal between my dad and I. The deal is that I do great in school. .. not goodt It has to be great or there is no racing. We are talking "A's and B's". I have missed only one race in the last two years, and that was due to one "B-". the things that makes this hobby fun. We had between sixty and seventy friends and family mem-bers, who were all going to the race. My dad was even flying my grandparents in to watch me, and besides they love Las Vegas. I asked my dad's tech crew to help pit for me, and my dad was going to buy their tickets and get them hotel rooms. TREASURER COLETTE SHIRLE)' ............................................. 89-7-2173 RACE STE\VARD KENNY FREEMAN JR ................................. 564-5585 SARGENT AT ARMS BILL SHAPLEY ......................................... 642-6158 I didn't know it at the time, but my dad was going to buy all the tickets for everyone. And he was going to give everyone the sweatshirts for coming to my race. My dad said the money we saved by not buying tickets, ho-tel rooms, and food for our fam-ily and friends, can be used to improve the Odyssey and the trailer. I will probably give the sweatshirts away or try to sell them if I can. All my friends who were going to watch me race that night found something else to do instead. THANKS ALOT Beachport. BOARD OF DIRECTOR In March, my dad entered me in the Las Vegas Race at Sam Boyd Stadium. There, the Beachport Motorsports Group put on the Protruck race. Beachport would not allow me to race due to my age. They said that I had to be 15 and 1/2 years old to race in the Superlite class. I was giving the other rac-ers 50cc's. Remember, I race a stock FL 350 Odyssey. My dad makes sure that it stays stock. When my entry was received, the information said "if under 18 have both parents sign this form", and they did. So what's the deal? My dad. went out and had sweatshirts made with my ve-hicle number and AGS Racing on them. We both worked on the Odyssey, ever since I got my motor back a week ago. Turn-ing wrenches together is one of . coming Next Sincerely, A. Guy Savedra, AGS Racing DUS1Y TIMES welcomes letters from our readers should they have good or not so good things to say about' our publi-cation. Please submit your comments to Dusty Times, 20751 Marilla Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 -0004 for consideration. The Pony Express column will be printed on a space available basis. Month.~. rt Tonopah 300 Best In The Dese SNORE Buffal Rally of P o Bill's 400 ortugal ... AndM ucb, Much More! Dusty Times JUNE .• DOUG INGRAM ..................... 656-4777 DALE LOONEY ...................... 565-4046 MIKE LOONEY ...................... 565-4986 KEITH UNDERWOOD .......... 270-6633 JEFF CARR ............................. 255-6230 EDDIE WEBJl ......................... 193-7331 DECEMBER DON-DA YTON ........................ 452-4916 KEN FLlPPI~ JR. ............... 636-6234 BIL l Y GOERKE 263 6684 BOB GUEVARA 363 7155 ., .J ........................ • ~ .................... -REGAN GUBLER. .................. 658-7087-'-/'t 3 ( CARL TON SHIRLEY ........... 897-2173 JOY.: JACKSON ...................... 645-1868 CLAY CAR ......................... ,u,228-9856 , .. Pos Driver C1ass -. Comp1ete 'l'ota1 Points -~ - ---row . Leader Fast Lap Race Points -~ ... Rick Dun~n ,-., 1 1800 595 8 ~ ---100 7nA 2. R't'an Schank 9 585 ~ 5 100 696~ .. 3. Torn Sturgis 10 535 e 5 100 648 . ,. 4. Jeff Csin• 1600 536 2 100 63? .. .. 5. 0(Jnn1$ Wesseldlne 511600 518 10 5'' 100 630 -ii Chlak Martin 9 $215 2 100 F.?7 ··1 ~ Bob Mverty 1800 ~95 2 100 _fil_ .. ~r/Wi,Sl .. ... -8. 9 485 100 ~-~~ -...................... Billy Goerxe ---1oir--9. 10 475 4 579 10.~' B.J. Almberg 1800 475 -~-,_ ___ ...... -,oo 5-75 -,;-Tim Hart Q 485 ---100 T2~ 'oa; Gang -·· 565 ' 1800 4!5 100 555 :12, •. Mike Powada 5/1600 455 -w 100 -... 555 14. Matt Cunnlooham 9 ..,s 100 545 1S. John Gauahan Unlimitt<l 425 1_0 !, ·foo· ·-~-~--£ 115. Clay Flippin 10 435 ·100-535t I . 16. Clay Carr 18Q(l 4S5 ·1·00 535 18. Brian Wilson 1800 •2s ......... -· --r---, •. ~ 100 525 16 niomas Taliaferro 0 425 100 --_525 May 1998 Page 43

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., . . -;G.OOD STUFF:/ _DI_RICTORY_· Chassis ·And Suspension For Racing And Recreation MIKE MONOHAN • P.O. Box 117 Ely, NV 89301 (702) 289-6708 Advanced· T_oyots Suspensions · MHI •tHl'lng compom,nta 86-95' 4-RUNNER/4X P.U. 14" TRVL. A-ARMS ALSO A VAL ~ UN/BALLS 11240 DAWSON CYN. RO. CORONA, CA. g1 l'fi (909)277-2327 IJESJGNEO or: SCOTT SELLS AND SLAM JAMIi RACING -'R~t!?~ BATTERIES FOR ALL OF YOUR OFF-ROAD NEEDS BATTERY SALES UNLIMITED 651 East Alosta Avenue/ Glendora, CA 91740 (818) 914-3717 / FAX (81 ~) 914~2121 • aJax AUTO WRECKERS, INC. COMPUTER PARTS LOCATOR NATIONWIDE JOHN KEARNEY SECRETARY/TREASURER 84-851 AVENUE 48 COACHELLA, CA 922~ (619) 398-0147, 345-3353 1-800-606-6043 FAX (619) 398-0596 ' ALL-TERRA SUSPENSION COMPONE.'VTS Tim Scalzo Ryan Arci<·ro Selling the Worlds Best Leveling • Ride Enhilncement Kits l 6f>90 Aston Strrrl. lrvinr, CA 92(,0(i (714) 221-05 l ! F.u (714) 22l-Of,17 Che•Y Trucks,Suburbilns, Tilhoes,Broncos,EllPlorers,ilnd F-15D's IENGINIEIEIIIED FU/EL CELLS • Lightweight and Rugged •Complete Fuel Scavenging •Standard Sizes, 8 to 44 gallons •SODA and SCORE approved Leaders in Custom Fuel Cell Design and Fabrication. .AK-I-■ a RACING FUEL CELLS 800-526-5330 · RAMSEY, NJ USA Off-Road Fiberglas~ • Off-Road Truck Fabrication Urethane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages John Ehmke ' 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 920.71 Known as the toughest gauge in racinq, ).iquid-Eifled Saauges from Auto Meter are now · ~ in the hottest~ -, match thea"n I , Dept DU98 Sycamore, IL 60178 ® (815) 895-8141 . (619) 562-1740 FAX (619) 562-6151 Send $4.00 for 1998 Catalog WWW, RACE CAR SALES & EXPORT Off-Road Fabrication & Accessories F.xporl & lnl'I Sales Raci Car Preparation (\m.;ulting & Management 1 040 S. Main St. xF allbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-2117 FAX (760) 723-9938 FABRICATION & ~ SHOCK WORKS ON-SITE ~~ SAM STAHL SHOCK TESTING & w•,, DYNO SERVICE ,_ 619 I 660-9822. •OVAL TRACK*~' fax 619 / 660-9824 •OFF-ROAD ~ •ROAD COURSE , 2.820 Vls Orange Way. #f3 •DRAG RACING Spring Valley. CA 91S'l8 SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES NETS• TOOLBAGS• HARNESSPAOS A,J...L SEA TS CAN BE SHIPPED UPS BEARD'S ''SUPER SEATS'' ED & BARBARA BEARD 208 4th Avenue E. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (602) 386-2592 ~----- --.------OFF ROAD RACERS ! "Nobody Beats Our Quality or Prices" LARGE SELECTION · Suits and Hehnets, I PllO I.Ullo.I Crew Shirts In-Stock Wide Assortment of Colors and Sizes We also cony o full sel~ction of -CUSTOM SUITS - • Standard & Custom Harnesses • Fuel Cells • In-Store Measurements • Fire Sysle!'ls • Shoes • Gloves • (10 DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE) Lankershim & 1-S 9017 San Fernando Rood, Sun Valley, (A 91352 (818) 768-7770 Fox (818) 768-1840 BRANDWOOD CARS Custom V~hicle Shifter · for mid-engines and other applications 602-437-31 fl7 T ~ ~ Cr/'¥.1'7/CQ PRE-FUN . Curt LeDuc 39067 Orchard St Cherry Valley, CA 92223 (909)-845-8820 • Our Specialty Race Trucks Prt-Runners 84·89 Ranoer Fiberglass Dimple Dies -.. ,.. .. . ACCOUNTING -INCOME TAX• CONSULTING IRS REPRESENTATION Sheryl Cannon, C.P.A. MILLER & CANNON CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNT ANT 260 5 , GLENDORA AVI!!:, SUITE 201 (626) 919•1011 WEST COVINA, CA 91790 FAX (626) 919-0211 CARRERA PHOTOGRAPHY P.O. BOX 306 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92648 (714) 969-6820 E-MAIL: ~ARRERAPHOTO@MINDSPRING.COM WEBSITE: WWW.CARRERAP_HOTO.COM ..,,, R• tw:1111 wttll aEIIAND TBE •ar ............. •---..' I ~ (:A Cf NC, Wl-f £ELS Ll.5.A. VIIHEELs,coNVERSIONS B" B" 10" 11" 12" '13" 15" 18" 1T 1671 N. BRAWLEY AVE. FRESNO CA. 93722 (209) 275-51 83 FAX 276-2365 ' I

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L '&tt~ 1 760-347-.50.52 45-410 # 10 ~ St. 1~: eA 92201 15855 Dell View Rd. El Cajon, California 92021 · Steve Spirkoff/Owner 619/561-2913 · [!!JJ[!!JJO (213)583-2404 SANDERS SERVICE, tNC. METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith El Centro, CA ................... 800-989-4645 El Cajon, CA ...................... 800-458-2711 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 TUCKER Motorsports Director Sales & Leasing Whittier Blvd. at Harbor Lo Habra, California 90631 (310) 691-670-4 (714) 521-1102 Fox (310) 691-9396 Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Truc#cs • Bugs/es • Pre-Runners ·, (619) 449-9728 FAX (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 Straight - . L ,n e nl 'ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING i 3151Q 223rd street East Llano, CA 93544 805-201 -3202 Design Fabrl::atlon lnstailatlon Darren Ebberts Tony Cerone (909) 340-4684 FAX (909) 340-4689 490 E PR INC ELAND CT SUITE 4 CORONA CA 91 71 !I ,... a:MPUTE~IZEO VINYL GIV\PHICS & LETr~NG ,.,, I I ,... u:rcosr BLOG SIGNS (,..a: PROCESSES) -=-,... T~,..OE SI-OW CIISP~YS ,-. ,.._OET,..ILEO& LNIQUE OESIGNS te:,,._C/NG c;;,e:,,..,-HICS ,.._ H~QLJAL/TY CtA.NNE//eS ,,.._ FLEET VEHICLES ,.._ LOGO ~EP~OUCTIONS ;::.";::Z..NfJ.:-;._~E ,.._ LOGO & .G!?.,..PHJC OES/GN ,,.._ DECALS OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS Wf;LDING • FABRICA TON • FLAME CUTTING • FROVTEfJDS • REAR TRAIUNGARMS RACEOIASSIS • PRERUN/IERS • FOXRAUNGSHOX LARRY ROSEVEAR 134.50YNAMICS. UN/TD ANAHEIM, CA 92806 PHONE (714/ 996'6260 FAX (714/ 996'6405 -Thompson Engineering· Now Offering Hi-Flo Intake Manifolds and· Racing Oil Pans For Toyota Engines Distributed by RACEREADY soo-&s6-3376 TOTALLY TRUCKS Inc. Off Road and Street Truck • After Market Parts, Accessories, Installation a11d Complete Custom Audio -gell* ,ec~ i 3520 East · Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada I (702) 457-2809 Rorie~ •• s ... ~ uft "A-o Corri[ • Tfoil M.tJs:te, . U~pe!tec ·It • M,SV gr,1itf~1,t1 ,. ••:to Mete, l(&N•""' TRANSMISSIONS WEST Specializing In High Pert. TransaJtles • vw • PORSCHE WE RACE WHAT WE SEU.. • OFF ROAD (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 S. Normandie • Torrance, CA 90501 [UMP) 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 OF 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) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 RACE CARS BAJA BUGS DUNE BUGS V .W. & PORSCHE FOREIGN CARS NISSAN & TOYOTA • Transmissions • Parts and Service • 1RANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD (818) 998-2739 9763 Variel Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 Lorenzo Rodriguez 515 So. Vermont, Glendora, CA 91740 • (818) 914-8147 . ~A:' PA/Nr 11NP lt1477NGS'l(GR.NWK.'7* l,,(JllOO * · •~ 1lJ MC; MAJNIZAIANl'F• fx~IIY.l;f)~J,Jl'lf,Rll(C-•· · "M~ M,Y&f$"ForRck~~ ·610• o

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Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines I I : I 1$--. 1HEUVINK CbNSULTfNG Pu111 ic REI.ATIONS & MAR Kt rJNc; . ED HEUVINK LAURIE DUNLAP VJCE PRESIDENT l 815 MASSACHUSETTS AVE RIVERSIDE, CA 92507 USA 9.09-369-5144 FAX 909-369-7266 Engine Dyno Service 535 East Central Park Anaheim CA 92802 714-956-9457 MEDIACENTRUM UTRECHT HE~GEVELDSTRAAT 1914i6, 3571 KH UTRECHT TIIE NJ:TIIERLANDS TEL. 030-2722133, FAX 0311-2722632 Monn,E o6-5325lsss. HoMEIPR1Vti~_ol1>-2z10Jl's, . ~ . :. -·~ . ~ !Ii. Off Road Race. Truclfs • Pre Runners Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication PUEILIC-REL,;.TIONS ~NO MARKETING C_DNSULT'ANTS . EDWIN C . JACOBS PRESl□°ENT ~, , Off Road Products Front and Rear Trailing Arms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels Dale White Racing 3940 Maranacha Circle Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-871-1661 L.OOKFOR Classified ... AUTOMOTIVE 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 . Unlirriited Arms, Fuel Safe, Ump Fil-ter, Summer Bros. Drive axles, Pres cision Alloy Stubs and flanges. Sway-A-W ay front springs, PBA engine and trans. $9,000.00 firm. Arden I · sodsTATE MILL ROA□ AKRbN, OHIO 44319 ;,_J2!._6J ~ -4-7?7~--,. i . ··" 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix, AZ 85017 DUSTY TIMES NEW WEB SITE FOR SALE: Single Seat Coil over : ew Class 9 single seat. Berrien, 97 top 5 finisher Soda Class Everything new and never out of the 1 and Super 1600. Wright Arms and garage. SAW 300m, Fuel Safe, Fox Combos. Summers Big Stubs and Shocks, BFGs on Chrome. Parker, Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 FOR SALE: '82 Chevy Class 8 race or pre-runner. Completely rebuilt, full chromoly cage. All new Henry's balljoints, National Spring, Art Carr Turbo 400, Beard, Rancho, Ultra new paint. No motor, you finish, $5,500.00. Call Mike ~530) 269-0965. FOR SALE: 2 SIC trans, 002, FTC gears 457 R&P, 091 Moly Carrier, Bearing retainer, Gosset case, 930 flanges, $1,850.00, 002, FTC gears 486 R&P 091 Moly carrier, 930 flanges, case gossets with spare 486 .R&P $2,100;00 Used FTC gear set-$300.00 Scott Schwalbe (715) 272-1101. (209) 836-9468. . THE ELUSIVE 2 SEAT A-ARM brakes. Fox, CNC, SAW, UMP p/s. Beard, Saco, UMP, CNC dual cylin-CAR-1998 Lothringer Class 1, only 002 trans, 091 Moly carrier, FTC der, new, beautiful aluminum, WR the best of everything was used to gears 930 c.v.s. Aluminum and glas . Trans, PCI mount, needs motor and build this car. Huge KING coilover bodies. Bead locks, $8,500.00 less wiring to race. Divorce sale $2,975.00 and bypass shocks, CNC pedals, front motor, Scott Schwalbe (715) 272- or Best/f rade. (562) 930-0615. hubs and billet calipers, Fortin 1101. FOR SALE: Class 5 Unltd. Chassis, transaxle, Beadlock wheels, 934.5 c.v. FOR SALE OR TRADE: Clean 2 Brand new, has 12" wide Raceco joints, Fortin rack and pinion, PCI seat Mirage, Class 10, 1650cc Toyota, Beam, 66 Conv. body Dzus Fastened, race radio, Wiles 2888cc Type 4 with beam, 12" Fox Shox, pumpers, Hew- Rear Arms, Set up for Coilover/By-200+ HP, no expense spared and this land gears, bus. Summers, PS, Wil-pass front and rear, needs all compo-car just got 1st place overall at MOR wood, disc. extra used bodies, lots of nents & tab work to finish, 1st 250, Baja Brokers Ref #643 extras. (Fuel cell cracked), $3,500.00 takes. ALSO '85 Raceco $58,000.00 (160) 723-2117 Check $15,000.00 obo, Trade for 30 plus Class 12 or 10 Fodrill, FOX, Com-out our NEW website at trailerorfarmequipment. (760)373- plete _Less Motor/trans. $5,500.00 2198/2610. (714) 839-0323. Continued on P•U• 50 FOR SALE: Mirage 2 seat Class 10, very competitive, super light and fast, • 5 speed DG300, Fat's hottest Rabbit : motor. Summers front and rear hubs, • Kendal's big bypass shocks, Fodrill . • arms, & drop spindels, Beard super • seats, much, much more. Call for - : details. wk.(602) 930-0594 hm (602) ·• 978-9762. • • ·····································~···~······························· Sell or swap your extra parts and piece5 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 $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. • • • • • • • • • • ·• • • • • • • • • • • FOR SALE: 1967 Baja Lothringer, • Enclosed is$ ____ (Send check or money order, no cash) Please run ad times • Beards, Diest,· first time proj, car. • ---• Swing axle. Pric;e includes 3 extra : Name ______ -'---'-----,-----------~--------------Mail to: • 1600 engines, '69 IRS rear clip plus • Address . Phone ___________ DUSTY TIMES : many extras. Call for all details, • 20751 Marilla Street • $3,000.00(negotiable)Thiscarmust • City _________________ State __ Zip ________ Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 • sell fast!! (626) 442-6602. : • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ■ • • • ·• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ■ • • • • • • • • • • •: Dusty Times May 1998 Page 49

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FORSALE:-71 Ford460V-8, com-pletely rebuilt by Private Perfor-mance. Never fired up. Oil pan to 4 barrel carb. Complete for pre-runnor or tow vehicle. $1,200.00 (909) 364-5013. DON-A-VEE Blow Out Sale -T ro-phy Truck: This is the winningest Trophy Truck of 1997, 540hp V8 Motor, Kuster coilover shocks by LeDuc all the way around. BFGs on · headlocks, great spares package. Race support and sponsorship nego-tiable! Call Baja Brokers Ref #638 $79,900.00 ALSO CLASS 8: SOLD, Keep an eye out for this Cherokee with a new paint jol;, at the Baja 500. ALSO; Stock Mini: Factory built by Don-A-Vee racing, 4wd, Awesome Rally/Raid vehicle, call for more information. Baja Bro-kers Ref #644 $39,900.00. Check out our NEW website at (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 1997 Ford Ranger, 7S SODA legal, Auto Meter Gauges, Bilstein reservoir shocks, Beard seat, Dana 60 with 35 spline spool. Very strong motor, lots of good parts. Call for details, $14,000.00 con. obo call Thomas (705) 786-1879 WHITE LIGHTNING SPECIAL: For sale: Dale White's Class 8 Chevy truck, Super bitchin', By-pass shocks, 710 hp motor by Shaver, MSD, BFGs on headlocks, "Factory" Chevy, Ul-FOR SALE: 1995Alfa Toyhouse 5th Wheel, 35 foot E-Z load back ramp for Quads, Motorcycles or Dune Buggy. Self contained 4.0 Kohler gen-. erator, 25 gallon gas tank, air condi-tioned, microwave, oak cabinets and entertainment center. $25,000.00 or will consider trade for a Class A mo-tor home. (888) 666-3655 or e-mail FORSALE: RacecoClass 1 A-Arm, Super clean from complete rebuild. Fresh 2.6 dry sump Type 4 and DG300 5-speed trans. Fox coilover with Kuster bypass. Front and rear Fox Air bumps, Summers Bros. front and rear. Outboard hubs, 930 c.v.s, Tommy Lee steering, Chenowth shifter. 20" front and rear travel. BEG's on Beadlock Centerlines. Call John (760) 337-6108 or (714) 344-2056 $28,000.00 obo. · USED PARTS: Lots of Shrouds Tl/ T 4 shrouds, Chenowth 2 seat alumi-num roof, $125: ManyVWTorsion Bars, $20-$50; Jeff Fields Bus Race Trany, $2,800; 12" Bilsteins w/Res-. ervoirs, $100; Huge Air BumJ?S $200; Ranger sliding rear window, $40; Oil Coolers $40-$70; Aluminum Radia-tors, $100; Boxes oflights, $10-$55; 18" Lightning Rod Bypass shocks, $275; Empty Flame Out Bottle, $45; Limiting straps up the wazoo, $10; Keith Black 440 cid V8 Dodge mo-tor, $3,500; 32" Eibach 3. 75" ID coils, $200; Custom 4130 Upper and Lower A-arms $600; Supertrapp 19" Stain-less Steel Muffler, $120; Full Race 9" Rear End, $3,000; Dana 60 Summers Race Rear End $1,800; 12" and 14" Fox shocks, $100-$150; Mogi Race C-6 with Torque Converter, $1,200; Chrisman Rear End (less Hubs) $2,000; Chevy V8 parts including Aluminum heads, blocks, rods, pis-tons, etc; Edelbrock Fuel Injection setup; Lots of 35" tires including (6) Baja T/As in great shape! (760) 723-211 7 The Second Lap -Soon you will be able to browse our inventory on-line at·aconce tra clean and professionally built, Fresh rebuild! A solid finisher, Ref #634. Support packages available through Team White Lightning! $79,000.00. ALSO available less mo-tor/trans for less??? Call Baja Brokers ·· for package breakdown at (760) 723-FOR SALE: Class 11: Sway-A-Way, 2117. Check out our NEW website BFGs, Beard seats, Bilstein$3,500.00. t ~-b~~:1;2,;~~;c?'l1· ~ ~:~~~; {76g~6~5~~~moon and :< ~; ·:. FOR SALE: Class 9 Raceco 2 seate;. SCORE CLASS CHAMPION 1995. 2nd place, 1996. Ready to race and WIN. Bilstein, BFGs, KC, CNC, Beeards. PCI Intercom, WR Trans. This car has been professionally maintained by Lothringer Engineer-ing. Tons of spares, shocks, tires, arms, spindles, tranny, engine parts, 4 new dump cans, too much to list. Complete package including 2 axle trailer. $8,500.00. Car only $6,800.00. Days (805) 268-8000 Eve-nings (805) 269-8040. Page so CLASS 8/PRE-RUN CHEVY: Ex-LaRana Class 850, very light clean and simple, 15 + wheel travel, (8) 22" Kusters, National springs, (6) 35" BFG Bajas, New 350cid/375 hp, TH-400 tranny by Steve Culhane, Ford 9" w/spool, "96 fiberglass front clip, Autometer liquid filled guages, Beards, This truck would make a great pre-runner also! Call for details, Baja Brokers Ref #599 $20,000.00 (760) 723-2117 Check out our NEW website at 1994 Chenowth 2 seater: Includes Hewland DG 300 transaxle. Needs motor and wiring. Wright front end, drop spindles, Coilover/f orsion front and rear, CNC hubs and disc brakes, Summers Bros. Outboard hubs w/ 930c.v. joints, Beadlock rear wheels, Complete fresh prep and car is in immaculate condition! Call for more details Ref #648 $19,000.00 (706) 723-2117 Check out our NEW website at 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. Nationals in rear 19" travel on (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 FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000 S-Seat., Combos w/2' offset, 10 voer front end w/new chromoly F-trailing arms. Bus transw;930c.v.s andchro-moly R-trailing arms. Doestech shocks, & Fosx. Almosmew 1600cc motor and some spare parts. $7,500.00obo. Greg (817) 548-8501 or write to 710 Carswell Terrace, Arlington, TX 76010. FOR SALE: 1987 Ranger extracab pre-runnern unlimited. Caged roll-ing chassis with rear/wishbone, front I beam setup. All coilover with 24" rear, 18" front. Big rod ends, 32 gal-lon cell, fiberglass, 9" disc brakes, 2 transmissions. Glass/interiors prts. 4 35" Bajas, clean FAB, needs little to complete. $6,500.00.Jim (310) 542-2977: FOR SALE: Super trick VW motor. $3,000.00 invested in parts. Bilit ev-erything, 78mm Porsche Bilit stroker crank. Gaskets, bearings, everything except carbs, rods and rockers, en-gine size 2017. It's a steal $1,200.00. Call for details about parts, ask for Douglas (714) 489-2037 eves and weekends. FOR SALE: 1969 Volkswagen Baja pre-runner. 1776 with jet coated ex-haust, auto craft, compu fire ignition and Earl's plumbing, bus trans with McKenzie's super diff, FTC gears and Type 2 c.v.s. Also FOX, Wright, Centerlines, Simpson, CNC pedals, Beard and more. Street registered, smog exempt. $7,000.00 (909) 886-7437. May 1998 FOR SALE: 1996 Haulmark 20 ft enclosed trailer, tandem axle, pan-eled, Checker tile floor, extra ·tie downs, Used 4 times, like new $4,500.00. ALSO 1981 Corvette, 37,000 miles, runs great, extra clean, always garaged, $10,500.00 Ph (909) 592-5937 lv message. FOR SALE: Challenger single seat. Best of everything. $3,950.00 Jack Woods (602) 242-0077. FOR SALE: Chaparral two seat, Hewland DG300, Summers Hubs, Wilwood brakes, Parker Pumper, Fox, Beard seats, Fodrill spindles and arms, Autometer liquid filled gauges, fire system. $15,000.00 obo. ALSO Type IV and V-6 Chevy high perfor-mance parts. Call Craig wk (602) 934-7242 hm (602) 780-3638. FOR SALE: Rally car, Plymouth Sapporo, cage, Buckets with 5 points, Terrameter, custom suspension and motor. Tons of spare parts and tires . with rims. Runs strong, very clean, SCCA or street legal. No time to Race, No room to Store, Must sell, Sacrifice, $1,500.00Everythlng (714) 771-0548. FOR SALE: Killer deal, Score legal, Race or play. Toyota 4x4, Chromoly FOX shocks, Summers Bros 9" Auto-meter, 35 gal fuel cell, Beard's Super Seats, lots of parts $4,500.00 or trade. (909) 476-6705. FORSALE: 1992FordSODAClass 4, Kuster coilover shock front-quar-ter elliptic leaf rear Dana 60 differ-entials, Full set panel w/extras. Many spare parts, no motor/transmission $9,000.00 JeffHoltger-Call Hank or Jeny at (920) 337-9140 days. FOR SALE: F-150 street legal pre-runner. Built in 1996. Hiperformance V-8, built C-6 transmission, 9" rear end, 4.56 gears, Autofab suspension 15" front 18" rear, 35" tires, Autofab fenders, hood and bedsides. $13,000.00 (714) 361-5191, ALSO have VW 4 86 R&P, Type I heads, Supertrapp, Various lights and tires at (619) 481-0923. FOR SALE: Class 9, Single Seat, Former SNORE overallpoints cham-pion, Fox Shox, Parker Pumper, all top quality components, Ready to race, w/licensed trailer. $6,500.00 (702) 252-8505 or (702) 247-8627 Greg, evenings. FOR SALE: 4 seat Manx all tube frame, 108" wheelbase, 2250 VW motor, dual carbs, 3x3 rear arms, 930 c.v.s, disc brakes, Mastercraft seats, Coilover front end, Power steering. Brian (619) 336-3771. FOR SALE or TRADE:, '88 Nissan · Pre-Run (could be 7S), full cage, Autometer, Aluminum dash, Beard, 22 gal cell, 9" front, Fox 2.0 w/res, Bryant Hibbs Upper B/J limit straps, all rod ends, 4130 steering, Optima, fresh Brakes & Centerforce $9,000.00 obo (714) 348-1275. FOR SALE: Woods, Chromoly 4" Longer front trailing arms, Coilover style, Includes locking pins. Never raced, Like new. $350.00 ALSO complete primary & secondary Tor-sion Bar Set and Tubular stub axles for Chenowth SC Magnum. Best of-.fer. CallJoe in New Jersey (908) 874-5795. FOR SALE: 1991 Pre-runner, Sus-pension Unlimited frame 105' wb, 8 FOX shocks, 16" travel, Windshield, wiper, Fuel safe 25 gal, 2 new Yoko-hamas•front, Fresh 2186cc, street li-censed lots of extras, $6,495.00 2 extra tires. (909) 696-1278. FOR SALE: Kuster 3" external by-pass shocks 2-14" 2-12" $650.00 each. '95 Ford Ranger Jeff Howe prepped, steering box w/pump $250.00 fiber-glass body panels, (414) 285-3344or (414) 285-3233. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Bunderson, . Complete· and ready to race with spares $7,000.00 (760) 947-6319. FOR SALE: 1976 FlOO pre-runner/ Chase truck-351 w (Built) Art Carr C6 & gate shifter, Auto Fab I beams and dropped fiberglass hood, full cage, engine loop, Nelson Res. racing shocks, 4.11 posi, new paint, interior, 33 BFG's, immaculate condition. $5,500.00 (909) 899-9423. FOR SALE: Challenger single seat. Best of everything. $3,950.00 Jack FOR SALE: '94 Toyota 2wd: 57k mi, AC, strong quessetted front end, good travel, (12"f, l0"r). Downey leafs, SAW torsions, 4.56 Precision gears w/Timken brqs, Beard seats 31" Baja T/A's, 8 Bilstein, caged cab-back, Supertrapp exh., Mobil-I, no dents, daily driven, $10,000.00 obo (714) 777-3214. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: FAT, 4AG, Toyota · Cl.10, 164&c, 150w built and prep by FAT, only 100 miles. Complete package, ready to ~tall includes alu radiator (Nascar) oil radiator, elec-tric fan, Heavy duty starter and spare parts. 1 head and 2 elect. fan, mtake TRD (value 750.) + 2 sets pistons etc. $7,000.00 (818) 885-6208. FOR SALE: Grabowski Bros. 5 Un-limited-Best of everything, '96 points champion, will trade for boat or $25,000.00. Neal (702) 727-7521. FORSALE: Cl.ass 1 Raceco 2 seat 2665 type 4, bus box with FTC and Super cliff air spring rear with Summers Bros hum, 4wheeh:lisc brakes, Sway-A-WIDt, Parker, KC, ·Ultra, BFG Beards, Spare parts and tires, Charlynn, CNC, K&N, comeswithtrailer$18,000.00obo (702) 566-5010. ,. FORSALE: 1995Toyota4-Runner, Score legal stock mini, 1997 Glen Helen and CORR champion, 32 gal-lon fuel cell, V6 w/automatic, 2wd, Art Carr shifter, Mickey Thompson tires & wheels, new 5 point belts, 12" front and rear travel, Pumper unit, race ready minus shocks, $10,000.00 firm. (909) 889-7300. FOR SALE: 2-1992 Body style 7S Ford Ranger 4x4s built by Curt LeDuc1 1) Racetruck has 14" Kuster coilover front w/airbumps, Heims Custom TC 16" Kuster rr, Master-craft, Simpson, Sway-A-Way, 30 gal Fuel Safe cell, 40 spline 300M 9" rr axle Wilwood, 5 speed trans, puck clutch, Lee Steering, Griffin Radiator, KC Lites, Ultra Wheels, Goodyear Tires, National Springs, Autometer gauges, 2.9 V 6 crane cam Offyint, Man. Holley carb K&N Filter Hooker head-ers, ARP rod oolts, fenders and hood $19,999.00, 2) Pre-Runner/ Racetruck 3-reservoir shocks per wheel 10/ travel fit 14" travel rr, 5 speed trans, Centerforce clutch, Summer Bros. 35 spline 9" rr axle, Wilwood, American Racing, Taylor seats, Alum radiator, 5 point harness, 3 2 gal Fuel Safe cell, National Springs, Fiberglass fenders, Hood & &!dsides plus fully customized stock bed, Autometer gauges, Goodyear Race tires. NY street & race legal $15,000. Special price for both $31,000.00orwillseparate. (530) 573-1225, (530) 573-1227. FOR SALE: 2 seat Soda Class 10 or Great Pre-runner Taylor Moly chas-sis. Wide front and rear. SAW, FOX, CNC, Fuel Safe, Centerline, Sum-mers discs and Big Stub axles. Wright Arms and combos, Saco magnum wrack, 002 trans, FTC gears, Moly carrier, 930 c.v.s, 1650 AC motor, Fat case, Intake carb. UMP PIS, ready to run $6,700.00 Scott Schwalbe (715) 272-1101. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 90 Toyota 4x4 extra cab-Dual Fox shocks w/res. 2.0 front and rear 40 gal Fuel cell (Fuel Safe)-Full ·cage by Lothringer-5BFG Mit-New Paint-Detroit Lock-National Springs-Beard Racing seats-Raced in Score 95 season-Stock mini-regis-tered-Great (Race/toy/pre-runner) Must sell $8,500.00 obo (909) 672-3153. JOB OPPORTUNITIES FABRICATORS WANTED: All levels of Fab skills needed. Tube fit-ting, bending, Tig and Mig welding. Sheet metal + aluminum work. We are building to win!!! California Pre-Fun. Call Curt LeDuc for interview. (909) 845-8820 Fax (909) 845-5292. WHITE LIGHTNING RACING IS HIRING: Fabricator, Prep techni-cians and crew for off road and pave-ment racing. Send resumes to Dale White 4175 Cameron St. #8, Las Vegas, NV 89103. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: Cabin on 2 1/2 acres. Water meter in, only hours from San Diego/Los Angeles and minutes from Johnson Valley Off Road pars. Ride off road to stores, gas or OHV park. $8,900.00. Tom Duncan ( 8 0 5) 382-1161 WANTED WANTED: Fortin trans for Class 10 car, Fox 12" shocks. Call Marty at (909) 627-2818 or Kevin at (909) 947-3310. FAIR NEWS (continued) our Race Director. Results MOR Wild Wash 250: Bill Markel was the Race Manager, and he had 12 racers for this race. The pits were well staffed and really busy changing tires and assisting the Y eeHah team. Speaking of YeeHah, we love their enthusiasm ... they had another rough day. To top it off they had a real nasty break in the front beam, which caused them to call it a day. When I saw Bryan and John at the end of the day, they were lookin' like they were not going to feel any pain. Mitch Griffin at the last minute decided to race the 1/2-1600 car ... claims it was a long story, but we think he ran the car too hard, and ruined the motor. Ray Wright, the silent guy that he is, stopped to help Starkey who had rolled <1nd he ended up finishing within sec-onds of the winner. Mr. Han-berg has seen better days in his 9 car, he broke a spindle on the fifth lap, and finished fourth in class. Paul Moen and Joel Mohr had a better day in Class 9, had a couple flats and finished sec-ond in class. Boonie and Heiden in the 8 truck ended up with better than anyone, he gave me some m.ajor down time repair-the ride of my life out there one ing a tie rod, but finished with day! Dave and Mac.finished the a fourth in class. Dennis Beck-car ·second ·in class, third over-with in the Jeep truck had sev-all. Keep: up the good work eral flats and some major shock Wayne, Dave and all the crew, problems. To the best of my . you may be headed to a season knowledge I think he still fin-of the best l,uck ever. I know ished. Broken Wrench, 2 un-there· were a few· other racers, limited car seemed to have a but I thiJ;1k they were doing their great day until they broke a stub own thing. axle, they repaired the problem · I . will fill you in next month and finished fourth in I on San Felipe, I was there but hope John's new guy that rode several racers . did their won with Ron survived! He must thing. The last I heard Mike have ... since John ·introduced Shannon, one Qf the newest him at the meeting. Dave members was on a mission to Massingham in the 2 unlimited solicit some racers at contin-car had a good day, except I gency. What a guy! This race heard he got turned around on was looking pretty slim and none the course. I .can't believe we as far as FAIR racers. Look for-are talking about the same per-ward to seeing what Mike could son. This guy knows the desert come up with. Thanks, Mike. _ THE BUDWEISER 'BUZZ BOMB GRAN PRIX RACE - . -COURSE IN A NUTSHELL By Fud We need a drum roll and a little guitar before we start rockin to set the mood for what we· are doing. The Buzz Bomb is a Gran Prix not only for the A TVs and bikes, but also for the buggies, cars and trucks. Old hat for the former but we are in X file terri-tory for the cars. The most fre-quently asked question has been "Are you rhlly going to line us up side by side for the start?" Yes Absolutely, Yes! I do like the re-plies, "Oh this ought to be fun! Now we get to have a drag race to check 1 and see who lifts first." Thus the stage is set, the course has been laid out and all that's left to do is to tell you about it. According -to Rick "the plumber" McMorran he can do 20: Of course, he clarified that by say-ing that he had to rest 30 minutes after each five minute lap. Mike "Smiley" Johnson is hoping for one without breaking. Jody Mason in his thundering Class 8 says it doesn't matter as long as he is first, twice. Captain DNF wants to know if the tow truck will be there a~ter da~k or if he has to spend the mght with another skunk. Bryan "All Eyes" Saasta never made it off Coyote Island while pre-running after a close encounter with the nobility. Coyote Mermaids and a video keno machine. (What the Fud do you mean?) So there you have it. The only way you can verify these tall tales and outright lies is to to be there. INDEX To Advertisers Baker Performance Pr'°oducts · .......... 30 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotel_s ............ : .. : ............. 13 Best In The Desert ............................ 33 Bonneville o·u Road Jiacing· .. '. .......... 27 Cactus Racing ......... ,, ........... ; ............... 32 Camburg Engineering ........ : ................ 24 Donohoe Racing Enterprises ............ 38 Estero Beach Short Course Race .... 15 Fast Wheels ................. , ........ : ............ 41 FAT Performance .............................. 40 Fox Racing Shox ................................... 7 Fresh Air Systems ............................. 17 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ...................... 40 German Auto ...................................... 14 Hypercoils ........................................... 25 KC Hilites .............................................. 9 Kawaguc~i Honda .............................. 11 King Shock Tech ................................ 28 McKenzie Performance Products .... 18 Mojave Desert Racing ....................... 23 Nevada Off Road Buggy ...........•.. : .... , 20 PCI fl ace Radios and Equipment ......... 2 · Pike's Family Restaurant ................. 37 Premier Racing Products ................ , 29 R & B Auto Center ............................. 21 Race Ready Products ........................ 39 SNORE .................................................. 31 Sway-A-Way Corp ................................. 4 Toyota Motorsports ........... Back Cover Toyota Motorsports .......................... 12 Transaxle Engineering ...................... 22 Tri-Mil Industries .............................. 41 Valley Performance ........................... 19 Keith Westerfield .............................. 36 Yarnell Specialties ............................ 51 1------------1 Off Road Scramble Answer: Gnarl Autumn Surgeon Flare · "Lug -Nuts" The track is on the north side of pit row running from the left to the right. The start is right before the flat brown ground that nothing is growing on. Heading northeast towards the end of the tree line at Coyote Wash. The racers will dash over the old shoreline, zip down the small grade and head out into the pucker bushes and small round brown boneheads. The course sweeps left passing by a large desert redwood where check 1 is located, 1 3/4 miles from the start. Everyone must be on the right side of the desert redwood or they miss check 1 and that lap does not count. BUMP STOPS HERE It's a power slide left tum into Coyote Wash. Let the good lines roll. All lines in Coyote are legal, including the North Fork, Coy-ote Island where all the young Coyote Mermaids are and, of course, the ever tantalizing South Fork. It's nearly a three mile run up the wash before a 90 degree left tum at a small pole line, un-less you found a better line. Bounding south towards Evan Hewes Highway the racers shoot up a small rise where check 2 is located. Finally the whoops kick in and get bigger and bettet and sweeter. The triangle ends with another hii.irpin left tum around the last pole at check 3. Bursting out of the bushes pit row is to the right and the Finish Line banner a heartbeat ahead. Seven quick fun miles over be-fore you can catch your breath. How many laps do you think you can do in 60 minutes? May 1998 Stop the up-travel on your suspension W,_itb this advanced bump stop system. Th••• Buinp Stopa conie complete with a mounting system, poly-eurethane end piece and enough valving to get the· job done. ECOMICALLY PRICED AT $319.90 PER FAil· flNCLUDES MOUNTING HARDWARE A~V THE GRADE 8 B(,L' SEE YOUR OFF ROAD RACING PARTS SUPPLIER Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 1-520-427-3551 OR CALL US DIRE 102 Crestview P.O. Box 84S ~arnell, AZ 85362-0~ ,v, Page 51 ,I[..

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• l What drives a man on and on to the next competition, the next victory and then to the next challenge after that? What drives a man to push the limits of his endurance, his courage, his desire? What drives a man with a 54-year-old body to continually subject himself to an environment so hostile, so thoroughly unforgiving, \ that it forces men half ,\his age into early retirement? What drives this phenomenon known as Ivan Stewart? Passion. An iron will. And a prototype V8 powerplant from Toyota. TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT TOYOTA Everyday