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1999 Volume 16 Number 12 Dusty Times Magazine

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volume 16 • Number 12 • December 1999 $2.50 ISSN8750·1732 covering the world of competiti~n in the dirt •••

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Volume 16 -Number 12 December 1999 DllliYljlDIIG • = o Publisher Emeritus ___ llllllllllllll~• .. •• .. 119111!■ -.~;~~~:::: E!UU.41~1 tl 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 Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Mike Jenkins Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited mate-rial will be returned only by request and with a self ad-dressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. · DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 9131°1-4408, (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 ,idditional 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. A VeryMe,ry Christmas from all of w at Dusty Times to all our (1'~ all over the count')' and t~ tvoTld. In This issue ... FEATURES Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno by Tony Tellier .................................... 7 Sanremo Rally by Martin Holmes ................................................................. 18 Mojave _Desert Racing Bartsow 300 by Ron Miller ..................................... 22 Best In The Desert Motorcycles Vegas To Reno by Mark Kariya ............ 28 Maine Forest Rally by Darius Greene .......................................................... 34 CORP Tecate Fiestas Del Sol 200 By Tony Tellier ................................... 37 FRT Superstition 250 by Judy Smith ........................................................... 42 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ....................................................................................................... 6 MAO RA News 99 ......................................................................................... 45 CRS Directors Report ................................................................................... 46 Challenger Cornerby Joe! Mohr .................................................................... 4 7 CORE Report by Sandy Parker ..................................................................... 4 7 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................ : ............ 48 Classified Ads .......................................................................... _ ...................... 53 Index To Advertisers ........................ .-........................................................... 55 On The Cover Rick Wilson was the big winner at the MDR Barstow 300, winning Class 1 by over half an hour and taking the overall victory as well. Color Photo by Fidel Gonzales -Trackside Photo The Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno Race was dominated by Shane Esposito and David Ondas who rode their Team Green Kawasaki to the overall victory. Color Photo by Ed Filijan -Trackside Photo Visit Our Website Oubscribe <Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □. 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (no credit cards please) Name --------------------Address -------------------City ________________ _ State ___________ Zip _____ _ Primary Interest Cars O Trucks O Motorcycles 0 Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times December 1999 · · Page 3

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1999-2DDD Happenings ... 01152 (65) 66-60 80 01152 (65) 66-6080 Fax December 3-5, 1999 Carrera de Campeones Mexicali to San Felipe BC, Mex CORR Championship Off Road Racing Carla Reid Tom Allen (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, A7. 86403 (520) 855-6125 Contact: BBM Marketing Promotions P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 91760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jose del Cabe Baja California de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFFROAD Class l 0 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P l T7 (514) 622-4440 BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 31/163 Mexicali, BC, Mexico Mexicali (65) 5542-83 Off Road Races BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 E-Mail: December 3-5, 1999 Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump,NV BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES Les Wolfe, NEW President 1727 N. Main Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 776-4654 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Sue Robinson 845 School House Road Ramona, CA 92065 (760) 788-3809 E-Mail: Michael Gibeault, SCCA Steward · 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 935558 (619) 375-8704 John Dillon, SoPac Rally Steward SOPacRallySteward @ Homemail ... com December 9-11, 1999 Ramada Express International Rally Laughlin, NV Roger Allison (909) 736-1442 Rally Cross/Sprint/Hill Climb CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 Maywood, CA 902 70 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Coune off Road Racing At Hamson County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SANQUINTIN Calle 6ta Fracc Cd. de San Quintin San Quintin, BC, Mexico Heraclio Patino (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico Dusty Times 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 USA Jan Wright.(011 52 61746834) Ram6n Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0().~4) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 (317) 272-2827/FAX: (317) 272-2900 Short Course Racing CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 ELLIS DESERT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (760) 256-8059 (619) 427-5759 December 5, 1999 Rudolph's Revenge Desert Gran Prix December 19, 1999 Imperial County Fairgrounds December 31, 1999 Dunaway Dash COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.OBox8286 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACING Victoria Galindo Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 0l 1-526-176-6225 GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cachanillas Off Road Promotions P.OBox392 ·(All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FABTECH Off Road Short Course Series at Glen Helen Raceway P.O. Box 6950 GPORRA Great Planes Off Road Racing Association 13621 Pierce St. Calexico, CA 92232 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 New from ... • ■ San Bernardino, CA 92412 (909) 280-9096 Omaha, NE 68144-1122 Off-Road Racing Bumv Stop New Design and f f!chnolgy NOW you can improve your suspension with more up-travel impact control and durability with the new Bilstein Legendary Long-Life Performance! BILSTEIN Off-Road Bump Stops at each corner d~liver race-proven performance for smooth deceleration of suspension components. BILSTEIN'S stronger mount design and a longer lasting contact pad result in unequalled efficiency. The larger fill valve thread design eliminates valve failure. Nitrogen Gas Adjustment Schrader Valve For More Information Contact The Dealers Listed Below or Bi/stein Off-Road Motorsports: 800/537-1085 Available from ... Off-Road Bump Stop for off-road racing vehicles and pre-runners. 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(402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 6716 N. 106th St. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 4964846 Eve. (I-80 Race Track is located 20 minutes west of Omaha ■ AU races are short course, stadium style. Classes: Trophy, I I -1600, 5, 7S, 1 and Quads) FABTECH OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE SERIES P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 92860-0762 BBM Marketing Promotions (909) 280-9096 Fax: (909) 280-9097 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (AU events staged at the dub grounds 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 (949) 582-2371 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box465 Karnloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 LI.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta (408) 247-4402 MICIIlGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 www February 27, 2000 Lansing Center Lansing Michigan MICIIlGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIIlPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledt, Ml 48837 (517) 27-6200 J Oeeps, Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Road I Warriors and Quad ATV-Money Classes.) MICHELIN SCCA PRO RALLY CHAMPIONSIIlP Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 pm) 779-6622 MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Dean Conklin (217) 868-2154 Walt Flack (217) 987-6568 Brad Key (217) 446-4556 Steph Sabo (618) 327-9312 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Produced b Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING 1853 Parkway Drive S. El Monte, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 Fax E-Mail: M.OR.E. Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 1231 Barstow, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 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 TUFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 Page 6 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OFELPASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 AU races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take I-10 Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles omo OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 JimKendel (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison Coun!;l Fair&r.ounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichboume, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 630-556-6100 Vancouer, BC, Can PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. Box277 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 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 SONS OF THUNDER 4WHEELERS Race Division Keith Stewart (714) 522-1899 SODA Short Course Off Road Drivers Association Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 453-SODA SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule (800), 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore· (2H)272-5400 . SOUTII EAST OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. President - Geoff Lee 1100 West Main Street D-3 Franklin, TN 37064 Classis 1/2-1600, 5-1600,. Class 9, SODA Class 11 & Sportsman (AU Races at RaUi Hill S~edwai) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION AND BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INC. 2517 Sycamore Drive #353 Simi Valley, CA 93065 (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) (805) 526-1805/Fax:(805) 584-8518 Internet: httE:// SOUTIIERNSHORTCOURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 WootlarkDrive Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (AU Races at Eastbai Racew~, Ta~, Fq SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011)788-5138 Fax (011 ) 880-2170 SWORDS South West Off Road Racing Desert Series 4209 So. CR 1300 Odessa, TX 79765 Mike Parker (915) 337-3437/(615) 595-8237 (All races held at Notrees, TX 25 miles west of Odessa. TX) 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 TSO c/o Frog Specialties 4050 Spencer Street # 1 Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 370-9856 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 ~916) 925-1702/Fax ~916) 925-8217 VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB Profo. Cenovio Gamboa 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 E-m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Sumas WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire P.O. Box376 Adamsburg, PA (412) 527-6556 WIDPLASH MOTORSPORTS 16251 North Cave Creek Road #4 Phoenix, AZ 85023-2976 (602) 971-3730 1999 Desert Tour Buggy & Truck Series December 11, 1999 1999 Banquet TBA 1999 Desert Challenge Bikes & ATV Series December 11, 1999 1999 Banquet TBA WINSCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 January 22, 2000 Wisconsin Center Arena . January 29-30, 2000 Motorsports 2000 Midwest E~ress Center WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA.WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSIIlP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, Wl 54901 Attention Race& Rally Organizers List your coming events in • DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailiing list. Don't call, but mail your 2000 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4404. December 1999 Trail Notes ... BAJA 1000 - November 4-6, 1999 is Baja 1000 time and a large group will contest each other as well as the Baja peninsula. Rod Hall will be driving an AMC Hummer. Rod has raced in every one of the l000's as well as motorcycle racer Ron Bishop who will be racing in the over 50 years of age class. Good luck to both of them. The race will start and finish in Ojos Negros, a wide spot in the road east of Ensenada and will consist of two 336 mile loops. There is a 23 hour time limit for an official finish although the faster cars and bikes are expected in to the finish in 13-14 hours. Motorcycles and ATV's will start at 7am on the fifth and the trucks and cars will start at 9am. Look further down in this column for results and look for the full story and pictures in next months issue of Dusty Times. FRT SUPERSTITION 250 - Results of the 15th Annual Superstition 250: Aaron Tuck/Jason Corfman 1st overall, 1st 250 motorcycle. Doug and Mike Roll, 1st ATV. Rob Archibald, 1st Desert Superlite. Chuck Hovey, 1st overall, 1st Class l. Jody Mason, 1st truck, 1st Class 8. Tony Steingraber, 1st 5-1600. In Mini Bikes it was Drew Williams, 1st overall, 1st 80cc Expert. Cameron Corfman, 1st 60cc. Kyle Corfman, 1st 50cc. A complete race report will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. SNORE -The last race of the year is coming up on the SNORE schedule, the Reserve 250 and the results of that race will decide who wins the buggy that is the reward for overall points leader for 1999. Going into the last race, the 10 top points leaders are: Dwaine Walters, 4140 - Jeremy Harmon, 4135 - Jeff Carr, 4057 · Dave Spencer, 4046 - Billy Goerke, 3822 -Pat Dean, 3807 - Jeremy Gubler, 3785 - Day Gang, 3780 -Todd Dukes, 3765 -Thomas Taliaferro, 3760. SNORE has announced their schedule for next year, check it out in the Happeni_ngs section of Dusty Times. See next months issue for a full race report on the Reserve 250. Don't forget, the annual SNORE Awards Banquet will be held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, January 8, 2000. For reservations call Mike Looney at 702-565-4986. BEST IN THE DESERT -Casey Folks and his crew are getting ready for the Nevada 2000, July 8-15, 2000 are the dates and it should be quite an event. There will be six days of racing, all within the boundaries of Nevada and race mileage is around 2000 miles. The tentative schedule is as follows: July 10, Mesquite to Ely, 350 miles: July 11, Y,ly To Elko, 35_0 ~!l~s: J_uly 12, Elko to Reno, 420 miles: July 13, Reno to Tonopah, 325 miles: July 14, Tonopah to Las Vegas, 310 miles. Already entered are, Curt LeDuc, Ivan Stewart, Larry Ragland, Smith and Ashley, The Herbst Brothers and in the motorcycle ranks the factories of Honda, KTM, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Husqvarna are all on board. . All Pre race activities, tech inspection and contingency as well as the awards on Saturday, July 15 will be at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. This is. one you -don't want to miss! For more information call Best In The Desert at 702-457-5775. CHRISTMAS IS COMING -Just a friendly reminder, get a Christmas Gift Subscription to Dusty Times for someone you care for. Simply send your personal check for $25 and the name and address of the recipient and we will get a one year subscription on the way to them. Let them read about you and your winning ways in Dusty Times in the year 2000. 'Nuf said! WALKER EVANS -Walker Evan s announced his retirement after winning the CORR Champicnship in Las Vegas on October 31, 1999. Walker has been racing the desert and short course venues for more years than anyone cares to remember. There was a gathering of the faithful at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Sunday evening and there were an awful lot of Walker's friends and family there to salute his long and successful career in off road racing. On hand to share a story or two were Michael Gaughan, who has been Walkers friend and sponsor for many years, Jim Alexander, the Goodyear Man, Joe Aguirre, Goodyear's man at the track, Glenn Harris, Brendan Gaughan, Walkers son Evan, who continues to race and many of Walkers friends and crew added their accolades. At times it seemed like a roast but there was lots of humor and even a few tears were shed. For those of you who haven't been around for a hundred years as some of us have, Walker's accomplishments in off road racing are legend. Walker has over 125 career victories, he has 20 or more Championship titles. He was the first driver to win the . Baja 1000 and the Fireworks 250 overall in a truck and has always been regarded as a tough competitor. Walkers wife Phyllis shared in the humor and the entire evening was a great success. Good luck Walker, on whatever you decide to do in the future. TERRIBLE'S TOWN 250 -This last of the Silver State Series race, put on by the Best In The Desert Group is fast approaching. December 3-5 are the dates, Pahrump, Nevada is the place and it is billed as the "Richest Off Road Race In Nevada". There is a $40,000 guaranteed purse and Ford has guaranteed an additional $10,000 to the overall winner, provided it is a Ford truck. It is a 250 mile loop race, starting and finishing in Pahrump. Car, trucks, motorcycles and A TV's will compete. Year's end awards will be presented Sunday morning at the awards breakfast. See MORE TRAIL NOTES ... on page 55 Dusty Times

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BEST IN THE DESERT VEGAS TO RENO LR. Has Big Mac Attack: Herbsts Feel Terrible By T any Tellier Photos: Trackside Photo Larry Roese/er got his first overall win in the "Big Macn Chevrolet, at BITD's Vegas to Reno race. in early October. Finally. After years of struggle, now retribution. Not just due to the TT-Class win, but for the Overall by Larry Roeseler and the McPherson Chevrolet. The GM gang had a daylight-long battle with Dan Smith/David· Ashley's Enduro Ford, plus the red, two-pronged effor_t of Troy Herbst/) irnrny Smith (Unlimited) and Ed and Tim Herbst (Trick Truck). When LR reached the 531 mile finish line point he was both ·physically and chronologically the winner. Larry had battled the dust in the still air, just like everybody else, but still got the lead on the clock by the time the race reached Beatty after passing Curt LeDuc. "We were going good, just running back out of Dan's dust, driving very comfortable, when they held u_s for the mine shaft accident. I saw that Ed Herbst came in seven minutes back ... he had a flat ... so I knew that Dan and I were in control of the race. I was winning on time but I wanted to be in the (physical) lead." After the 30 second interval restart, Dan got a flat and Roeseler had his desired lead. Up the Basin and Range they raced until Mac's scheduled gas stop at Pit 3 which let the Herbsts by. Larry followed in Second until past Pit 5 where LR bit a rock in the dust, had to change a wheel and Nick Baldwin in the Riviera "buggy" got by. The Chevy quickly reeled in Baldwin and soon after, while Tim and Ed Herbst swapped seats in the Trick Truck and Tim subsequently got a flat, the lead was firmly back in Larry's hands. "Now that I had the lead with a 100 miles to go, we built VP the gap from three minutes to six ... then backed off. I thoroughly enjoyed the course ... it is beautiful and so varied in type and terrain." Jerry McDonald said th:;i.t this Overall "was very rewarding and was due to nothing more than lots of hard work. We knew that the Chevrolet was a great car. It was just those details that had been stopping us." Roeseler, independently, confirmed the viewpoint of the team being more of a family ... "Joe MacPherson was even there" ... and that this first overall was especially rewarding. "It required a lot of focus to bring this program to this level. We get development parts from General Motors that we have to race. So we do get, we do expect, some failures. But I am confident of my abilities and we know that the truck IS fast." Larry also offered that he does not have to drive more than 80-85% but "I have a lot left in me, if I had to, and there is a lot left in the. truck." While flats affected the Herbsts it was the terrain that squelched the Duralast effort. Spokesman Danny Gonzalez said: "The truck was getting a little warm by the time Dan was stopped at Beatty." Dave's flat, after the Tonopah driver swap, left him a little down on time and he had to make a stop to add a good spare. He got another one then, in a dust bowl, ran into a ditch. "He hit the other side and broke his light bar," explained their team work. "I called the BFG pit before that place and -asked them who was ·corning through that could help us. They looked at the race chart and nominated Steve Scaroni to take in a tow rope and a new light bar." Danny said that Enduro had traded favors with Scaroni before and he was more than willing to help. Steve's passenger rigged the strap and Ashley installed the lights. After that extended down time, the race was incidentless for the Duralasters. THE RACE NOTES Larry Roeseler took his first four wheel overall in the finally-awesome Big Mac four wheel drive Chevrolet pickup. LR completed the 531 mile, point-to-point course in 10:13:13. The overall Overall was the T earn Green motorcycle duo of David Ondas and Shane Esposito, he of In the Unlimited mini-trucks, Joe Kellogg, Ken Sanislo, Bruce Drake and Mark Flake, Ford, had a Jong day but took the win. Sparks, NV ... which might have and 1402. Sam Berri's Unlimited been an advantage. car ran wide in the dust and PIT NOTES scattered pit personnel like "There are eight million pit geese. stories in the naked desert." Here Greg Foutz was way up there are just a few. in the 250 SD land barge with the Pit 2 - Armagosa Springs Henns (#8104) and Hall guys' Ashley started First and was #8102. The co-driver got out First through Arrnagosa Springs and was wrangling the NZ bottle with LR behind. Third was the without any apparent help from Riviera Trick-Truggy/Buggy, the pit crew. He was holding for sounding ratty and the rear end a regulator while pulling the looking very rough ... certainly bottle cap. Henn's Hummer took wlien compared to Big Macadoo. 33 gallons of Diesel while Hall's The LR truck was working even had a broken sway bar bolt and better than the Duralast truck they complained about lack of coming out of Crystal Valley. full Throttle Cable authority. The Riviera "Robby" truck Pit 11 -Top Gun Drag Strip was missing a spare tire which The Herbsts had a CART-they replaced at the Pit 2. style gravity fill fueling station set Sasser turned the ex-LeDuc up for both red vehicles. Jim Cherokee over on its right side Smith was in the Herbst "TT" car around RM36 with cosmetic driving the last half. Their stop damage. They stopped at Pit 2 for was as bright as a film studio. a visual: "OK"! (Dick later did a Westhem was Fourth at this real good one, so that all corners point. Behind was Sam Berri who were· damaged. Robby Gordon h ad a "George See.le/' stop ... was nearby in his chase truck and duct tape and shop rag the inner pulled the Cherokee back over left boot. Robby could not be said onto all four.) to be taking up too much room ... Pit 5 - Cottontail Ranch TM he was on the edge, as required. The Herbsts had lost the front Gotta have it. Mark Hutchins clip on their TT and did a quick stopped to rewire the rear target "look stop" at this famous spot. light, so he would not be The Riviera's "1500" was baek-43 disqualified. A-hem. Most seconds with LR 1:15 further. motorcycles were running Smith was 2:32 more. It was without. rumored that the Herbst Carlo Caya had a feel-good helicopter was not even close to story. Chasing for Steve Scaroni's catching the Class 1 Truggy Protruck, Caya said that "they" when the racer was under full had sent the gas truck to Pit 12 ... tilt.Just rumored, however. not Pit 11 where it was actually The McMillin #1526 stopped needed. Well, as luck would have and lost a bad ten minutes for an it, Steve saw the Duralast Ford alternator swap. McMillin's stuck in a nasty ditch along the engine is a mid-mounted V6 Ford margins of the dry lake. The backed by a Fortin. They spent lettuce king stopped, turned some time changing the around, went back, and pulled alternator, which, on that tight Smith out. He even had to installation, is hot and buried sacrifice a new tow strap, too, in below and behind the seats. order to get free of the big "We've gotten good at it," was Enduro Racing Vortec. Well, the terse comment from the when the McM pit crew. crew mentioned the terrible fuel The Red Bull Barlow Protruck mistake, the Duralast guys said: -the back starter! - was already "No problem" and filled up in the physical lead at this point, Scaroni with a smile. They followed by Scott Steinberger Continued on page 9 ~~----~ The Terrible Herbst Trick Truck tried hard, but the motor ran "flar and Mike Koenig, Brian Burkett, Brian Buskert and Troy Robinson teamed Frank Omboli and James Cochran, fn a Lothringer, had major engine, so did the tires. They took second by 10 minutes. in their Toyota to get second in Class 7100. alternator and other problems, were second Class 1000. Dusty Times December 1999 Page 7

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changed the right rear tire ... "It coulda been soft" ... and gave the truck a once-over. What goes around ... The Fiq.ish The Protrucks all .lined up for their inspection. Scott said that they got lost then passed Vosburg. He then stopped when the voltmeter was reading only "Ten." Tip: Over "12" is better. The drive belt had flipped over and was slipping on the sheave. "I lost a brake line but had it replaced at RMlO0. I ran out of gas at RM4 l 7 when I had to reach RM422. But we thought that this might happen and I had two gallons on board. I just followed Hoskins." I saw the Duralast truck in that big ditch. There were red warning arrows but I'll bet that he was in the dust. I had no flats but we changed the rears at RM315 as planned. Robby Gordon finished wearing his Toyota Mena.rd CART ,driving suit. Then Mr. Excitement burned rubber off the Goodyear Mesa. THE COURSE The course went across the western margins of the Mineral State ... or the Gaming State, whatever. It had something· for everybody to like and/or dislike: silt, wide open roads, ridge lines, tight switch backs, exposed limestone "gotcha" ledges, grass pastures, speed traps, highway construction, road crossings, rules, more rules, sporting houses and sand washes. The race route ran within ten miles of Death Valley Junction, for Christ's sake. "Pahrump to Sparks" ... doesn't sound quite· as flambeaux as "Vegas to Reno" but it was the same. 531 harsh miles to the 1-80 Patrick Exit finish line. · ORC Racing Reporter Report: "All I had is that many a racer was wildly blowing a turn just before RM4 l. The course comes across the valley and instead of taking a sweeper that used to be the old course, it went straight. That fooled about 30% of the racers. They were all over the place. The Ashley/Smith Duralast Ford just about got me, they were so far off course. I was,a good 30-50 feet away. Dan Smith blew the turn 100 feet away and was all over the place ... destined for my spot. While the course was solely limited to the only official pits, access was a breeze. Chasing was no big deal, not insane, other than the lengthy waits at the construction site south of Beatty. TRICK TRUCKS/TROPHY TRUCKS Crew chief Danny Gonzalez presented a litany of damage to the Duralast Ford suffered at the Primm 300 just three weeks prior to th1s event. The damage included but was not limited to: the power steering cooler; the air box; the front end was moved one inch to the right. We replaced the upper right hand arm and the rotor and the caliper and bent hub. There was damage to the cage's 'A' pillar." (Danny took a deep breath.) "Dan (Smith) had a sore neck and we had ten days to fix everything. Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 Dan works in the shop everyday ('proudly'). We made spares early "in the year, when time was less of a hassle, such as jigged A-arms." Dave started then let Dan in at Tonopah. The car has.cooling air directed onto the rear King shocks via a "BSR00l WSC clear NACA scoop." A light weight -but heavy duty all aluminum NASCAR jack is fitted while the engine referenced via a stems "TachPak." The forward gears are manually and sequentially con trolled via a short toggle lever ... a "joy stick" to you geeks ... on the composite dash. Neutral and reverse are controlled below the console with a separate, discrete shift lever. On the other side of the electronic wall was the Dick Sasser Cherokee which had electronic gremlins and would ·not run over 5,000 rpm, according to "Slice." Sasser carried 80 gallons, consuming at 2.5 mpg. They were sidelined, momentarily, with a roll-over somewhere before or between the pits. Then Sasser.broke the upper triangular link uniball: "We had a spare joint but_-not on _the car. They -sent in come-alongs, wrenches and levers ·and parts." They had three hours down time. They were finally motoring along pretty good at RM33 l and the front seal blew out of the transmission. This is of Exxon Valdez magnitude. BFGAir told them to go in and they took 1 7 cans of cranny oil. "If I had 90 West Tropicana & Arville 800-675-3267 Malcolm Vinje, Jim Gilchrist, and Mark Hansen, had front brake problems in their "stock" class (7100) Ford, but took the win. cases (of ATF)," noted Sasser, "we could have finished." The "1409" rally car of Curt LeDuc and Tom W amburg had Brent Mann along for the chase and the race: "It's fast enough to make enough dust." Herbst's TT is the ex-Jimmy Smith TT. For those that think they are similar. .. not true. Big? Fast? Loud? Red? OK. But underneath the livery is a different tech tale. For example, 'the Class 1 is ten inches longer with six more inches of travel on -the rear and five more on the rear. Another difference is that the TT has no front bumper! Think about that, Mister CRB. And the .engine coolers are not mounted up front, but between the driver and mechanic. Race day was Flat Day: "We had one before Pit 2," said riding mechanic Barry Beacham. "Then the motor laid down. It was sorta 'OK' when it was on the top end (Ed.: Although 104 mph vs. the normal 125 is still "laying down," relatively), but there was no snap. If you got into a bike's dust and located him (the power), was not there. We tried to make up for it with momentum but that was how we got the flats," he laughed. "Anything else of interest? Nope, we just got beat, that's it." · The Big Mac "machanics" had built an oversize rack and pinion, made it themselves. Finishers: 1. 10: 13: 13 Larry Roeseler - Chevy. 2. 10:23:55 Ed Herbst/Tim Herbst - Ford. 3. 12.04:35 Mark Post/ Robby Gordon -Ford. 4. 13.:29:01 David Ashlev,/ Continued on page 10 West Flamingo & Valley View 888-402-6278 I -:•:~'l'J:~-:-:-:-:-:•:«•»:•):«-:-»:-:-:,; ~»:~««~«-:-X❖X•:·~:-:•»:-:-:❖~•:•:-;,:.;,,:~-:-:,:~~~-=-=•:«»;,,:-..~:~-=-~~,:.:,:,c.,,;~,:,:,o..:❖;~):; :<-»:~'-:❖»: :•:n:1o»»:•.«❖:-:->~;,; :-:-:-;,,:YN-»:.:·.J».❖cY;-:-;-;-.-:,.;-;,h:~❖:•·-: :.:-:•.•H:-r.-,,❖:~ •:-x❖:❖: ~❖:-;-;->:❖;«~"<❖V.:·»>.,-;.;,.; -;-:.;.;,.;-:'l-:❖:,x-:~❖1❖:❖Y•:~❖;,:-;-xwh/..c««-:-e-»X,Q,:-;,o::')o;.;,.;❖X·X•:❖»:-;-;.;,.;-:,,:❖:-.~•>.❖:.;-:.:-:.;,. ·-·-:-·--.-.-• :-•zy -,.,.»:-:d Dusty Times December 1999 Page9

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This photo captures the essence of the Nevada terrain. Rod Hall and Roger Norman took first in the "big SUV" class in their Hummer. Dan Smith - Ford. 5. 15:18:19 Curt LeDuc -Jeep. PROTRUCKS The Protruck PR Report Steve Barlow captured the Protruck class victory and placed Fifth Overall in his Red Bull-backed Ford. Sharing the driving duties and Barlow was Rob MacCachren in his first outing in a Protruck. Both drivers had a trouble free day. Barlow thanked BFGoodrich and Bilstein for getting them into the Top Five. Tom Medina rode off the start with MacCachren while Barlow had Mike Dubreuil along side. Tom had this to say: "The Pro trucks are really working well. It took some fine tuning but it is a fun car to race. They handle well and will run a 100, a 100 plus. The biggest "fix" was to strengthen the "S" link off the pitman arm. They had limited space for expanding the envelope so they all went with a much thicker-wall tubing." Steve Barlow got one flat. And lost the right front caliper. "If you pumped if three times you would get some pedal," Steve said, then fingered MacCachren: "Rob had the flat." Larry Plank earned a Third Place finish in the Ford and gave a fellow racer on the course the "ride of his life." Just out from Scotty's Junction {Pit #4), Plank came up on a motorcycle rider, and when the rider moved over to let Plank pass, the bike crashed and the rider went over the handle bars. Plank stopped to wait with him for BitD medical assistance. The medic's helicopter was attending to another incident and the rider decided he just wanted to get to the next pit. So Plank loaded the rider in his truck and Plank's co-rider got out and rode the downed rider's motorcycle into the next pit. For what it cost Plank Motorsports in downtime was rewarded with Good Samaritan accolades. Scott Steinberger was Fourth in his P.C.I. Radios Ford after being assessed a one hour penalty for a fuel rule violation. Steve Scaroni and the Ford came in Fifth in class, followed by Gary Magness. Steve Scaroni and Ben Abatti, wh o owns Robby's old H ay Hauler ... got lost ... just like Steinberger. Ben had to rumble with stuck Rick Johnson but dropped a gear and went for_ it. "We finished with all fenders and had no flats." The PRO Points leader, Rick D. Johnson, had a very long clay Page 10 {and night and into the next morning), which lasted almost 21 hours. Losing a transmission on course between the pit areas, the vehicle was not accessible for his chase crews to help. Another car in a different class agreed to strap a replacement transmission and spare fluid in his vehicle and motor it up the course to Johnson and his co-rider to change in the middle of the desert. It may have taken Johnson Motorsports 20 hours and 55.08 minutes to complete the 531 miles, but as the defending Pro truck Champion, Johnson did not want to relinquish his points lead this late in the season without giving it everything he had. With the .finishing points received from this event, Johnson ~till has the lead in the PRO Points. Mike Griffith was the last finisher in the Protruck class, but was DQ'd for using outside assistance on course. Griffith was d isq ua lified for walking on the course to retrieve batteries from a pit. (!?) Dwight Lunkley, in his second Protruck event, was finally able to race his own Protruck for the first time since an accident a few years ago left most of his body with second degree burns and the loss of both of his arms. Having co-driven in a Baja race last year, Lunkley's next goal in his burn recovery program was to drive his Firefighters Pacific Burn Institute Ford. Lunkley drove just shy of 200 miles and co-driver Dennis Dugan took over until a race hub lock washer broke and halted their run. Gary Vosburg, using a Checker motif without written permission, and Kevin McGillivray in the lone Chevy Protruck, both retired from the event early in the day. Finishers: 1. 11:22:36 Steve Barlow/ Rob MacCachren - Ford. 2. 11:43:32 Jeff Hoskins -Ford. 3. 12:09:38 Larry Plank - Ford. 4. 12:43:38 Scott Steinberger - Ford. 5. 13:31 :28 Steve Scaroni -Lettuce. 6. 13:42: 13 Gary Magness -Ford. 7. 20:55:08 RickJohr. n-Ford. PRO CLASS 1500/PRO CLASS 1 T h e W eyhrich T SCO had their motor gone by RM87. "The crank broke," was the dejected assessment. Dan Nutt's #1527 buggy was no·worse for the race, other than the loss of the fire extinguisher. Casey Jones and Ryan Arciero, a tough team in their Aceco, took the win in Class 1000, and were 16th overall. The McMillin team did one alternator change at Pit 5 then the next one in the dark. We'll research this!" was the acerbic crew comment. The Porsche car was second and the team's Ford was fourth. Finishers: 1. 10:58:48 Troy Herbst/ Jimmy Smith -Smithbuilt. 2. 11:25:12 Corky McMillin -Chenowth. 3. 11 :44:41 Sam Berri -Mirage. 4. 14:06:29 Mc Millin/Brian Chenowth. Mark Ewalt 5. 14:39:49 Dan Nutt Chenowth. PRO CLASS 1000/PRO CLASS 10 The winning Casey Jones, Ryan Arciero and Monohan Aceco gang were "ridin that train" and knew that they had to deal with an or~ery Omboli and Cochran team. After all, in the best of times they are, let's just say, "outspoken." Frank Omboli was running a trick finned Mendeola gear box "They don't break. After 3,000 race miles nothing is found (to be) cracked when Dave Folts preps it. The transmission comes back clear every time." Frank and the crew do the engines, in fact, do everything except the transmission. "The car comes down to the frame after every race. Even the wiring comes off. We leak-down the engine and it is still good after 1,500 miles. Dependability has been real good." Frank allowed that they might put a Honda or a Toyota into_ the 1-1/2 year old Lothringer. Frank said that doing the Honda "will be a job as the engine turns in the reverse direction," requiring a re-deaux of the transmission's set up. However, "Omboli Interiors," sounds suspiciously like "Seeley Furniture," to me. Frank broke his shoulder blade at Barstow then won two straight. The Ombolites were still in the Orleans Hotel at 0730 race morning: "We had too much fun last night. We got in at three." Wonder which hurt more? The race did not go to their liking, however. "Oh, God. We had a little bit of everything happen. It was going good up to RM187 when the alternator [irl,t came on. W e planned o n changing it when Jim (Cochran) got to Goldfield. Well, he was late." The engine broke a rocker stud so the two racers pulled the rockers and the plugs and the push rods and went on on _two cylinders on one side. But when they came to a steep hill they December 19_99 could not climb, they put back on the third decent cylinder but that wasn't enough so a '7' pulled them up." "We didn't have any parts so we went to a bar in Goldfield and asked everyone if they knew anyone with VW parts. We did find a guy with a head ... for the stud ... and BFG drilled and EZ-Ou ted the broken piece. We don't even pit with them! But when we changed the alternator we found that the back had sheared off and the fan shroud was all cracked. So we went back to the 'head' guy who took us to another house. This guy said that the only one that he had was on the wife's car. She·pulled in, she pulled the groceries, while we J?Ulled the shroud. I gave him $100 and promised to ship him a . new one." They got going after five and a half hours of downtime only to break the alternator clamp before the next stop. "We didn't have a spare so we hose-clamped it. Five miles from Top Gun the throttle cable broke. With a mile and a half to go from the end that cable broke again. I had Bob stand on the tranny and work the throttle for me by hand; We finished with a standing ovation with him hanging out the back. It was 'The Race From hell'." "Towards the end, we got a front flat and my co-driver asked if we were going to stop and change it. 'Hell, no! I hate changing tires on the course plus it's cold and dark.' I ran it in on the bead locks." "I caught the Tatra and he was using his blinders when pulling into pits and letting racers by! I gave him the 'lights' and he puts on his blinkers and pulls over off the course. Then he blinks coming back on." Mark Hutchins' mid-engine Toyota with a Fortin mounting a power steering pump looked familiar. Kevin Davis', perhaps? They rolled a new tire into the car on foot and Ivan saw them and they were DQ'd. Style Points: A Casey Jones Racing chase truck has double blue dot taillights. Jeffrey Stiles here ... We caught fire back at the Cherry Patch Road crossing. (Hmmm. The gals coulda helped do use those flames.) I just wanted. to make sure that you give "Hero Status" to both Dan Nutt from Eugene, Oregon (car #1527) and Troy Herbst (Truggy). Both not only stopped but TURNED AROUND and gave us their fire extinguishers. We had emptied our (on-board) fire bottle and the damn flames were still raging. They even offered to get out and help dump sand or spray. This kind of assistance is why desert off road people are now, and always will be, the best kind of people !!! · W e could not be happier for Troy's victory in Class 1. We came about an inch from losing the whole car through the fuel lines to the cell ... and it appears that the internal long block will be ok. The case may be toast and the carbs are so-so ... but we have a hell of a mess to clean! The Stiles Racing Team! The Stiles Brothers broke a tire before the fire: "On a big rock," Jeff asked? "No, it didn't have to be," Jim replied. "There were a million little ones that could have done it." Finishers: 1. 13:02:09 Casey J. Jones/ Ryan Arciero -Aceco. 2. 21 :09:23 James Cochran/Frank Omboli Lo~hringer. PRO CLASS 2000/ PRO CLASS 1600 An old name was in the winner's circle for the restricted buggies: Vessels. No, not "Scoop" ... a name derived from his teenage years of shoveling horse flap in the family barns ... but _his son Kash. Scoop looked pretty cool but still not "1600" size, if you catch my drift. Kash and krew got 12th overall, too. Yuman Being Greg Branch and Brian Wilson finally finished the race at around 3:30 am. Chaser Eric Fisher reports: "It ·was a long day out - we had a blast. We h_ad numerous long delays, the first being a busted power steering belt and two broken rocker arm studs. All this before Pit 1. The studs broke which allowed the whole rocker atm assembly and valve cover to fall off the car. Branch said that he heard a raspy noise, like an exhaust leak, then the power dropped off and he radio'd that "We're done," figuring a holed piston. But when he shut it down and got out he thought that he could, at least, drive it to the Pit. Fisher said that "Greg shoved rags in the push rod tubes, fabbed up a duct tape valve cover, and added oil. Greg allowed that "I shut it off before the gauge·went below ten psi so the engine was still OK; sanded pretty bad." . Fisher continued: "It actually started and he nursed it to Pit 1 and we replaced everything - we had the parts at that pit -and off he went. We had three hours downtime. Hell, we even got to nerf that big Tatra garbage truck thing as well as a Hummer." "Zonie" Tom Geringer wanted to sew up the championship. "We need only to start. I will start, then (Whiplasl} racer) Kurt Brewer will take over at RM2 l 4." Lucky for them about the point situation ... Now for V to R they are running some "new BFG A/T Tl A "KO" rear tires with a new sidewall design ... the same as the "Baja" ... with rim guards but without the aggressive tread design. T hat will save the tranny. They are made to combat the Yokohamas ... they have a round profile. BFG jus.t sent -them to me. " Kurt Brewer reported on the Continued on page 13 Dusty Times

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fly, departing a "bano," that "Tommy missed a turn." Later Brewer would really miss a turn and loop the car into the darkness. At RM322 Brewer overdrove his lights -in his first night race -at the end of a long straight. "He was in fourth gear at about three-quarters throttle on pea gravel," said Tom. "When Kurt realized that the course took a sharp right turn it was all over. He zeroed the berm, went straight out 80 feet, moved the beam then shortened the car, front and rear, by three feet." Geringer's homebuilt sustained little damage, he touting Jack Woods and Fob hardware plus those BFGs." Thank God for "Start" points. Finishers: 1. 12:52:37 Kash Vessels -Chenowth. 2. 15:12:52 Greg Blakeman - Raceco. 3. 15:34:28 Scott Wisdom - Mirage. 4. 18:01 :23 Brian Wilson/ Greg Branch - Gregco. PRO CLASS/STOCK MINI SUV An old name back in the winner's circle was Mike Falkosky. Mike was a "name" in the small truck classes in SCORE a few years ... decades? ... and now did the deed in the ultra-basic SUV ranks.-Gordon DiCarlo was getting to drive in "The Little Explorer That Could" out of the Ace Uniform Racing Stables. Well, it couldn't. Number 3106 was a '98 Explorer four door, four wheel drive. It had the bare minimum: Dusty Times cage, seats and a cell. And a big thick skid plate. "The A/C and the CD player works ... 'Guns n Roses' are scheduled. We only have 25 miles on the car." Gordon was to start "dead-dead-last" and Mike Compton was to finish. The Baronets, Mike and Tom, needed a radiator at RM124. And did not get one. Finishers: 1. 19:03:3 Mike Falkosky -Ford. PRO CLASS 4100 Danny Clay's finishing Ford had legal Utah road plates and finished with a steel wheel on the left rear and only a wired up right hand exhaust. Clay and Jay Bartlett called it an "Early Expedition." Real "early." Pleistoncene. Jurassic, even. They completed the event for a tough Second Place. See the "8200" report for Rod and Roger's winning drive in the AM General Hummer. Finishers: 1. 19:23:27 Roger Norman/Rod Hall -AM General Hummer. 2. 20:31 :46 Danny Clay -Ford. 3. 21:53:59 Evertt Paul PRO CLASS 7000/ PRO CLASS 7 The only Pro 7 finishers were Eastern Washingtonians Ken Sinislo (from Nelson ... pronounce that properly and win a prize!) and Joe Kellogg from Yakima, who have mainly raced the BORE events. "We do ... all (the prep and fab) ourselves except for the Art Carr automatic. We have 20 acres to test on ... we run 'er around and see it holds up." "It was a long day, Kellogg understated. Right off the bat we lost second gear in the C4. Then Ken hit a big hole before Pit 1 and tore off a rear arm's bushing. He limped into the· pit and we fixed it. It was smooth until Mina where we got stuck in the silt. One of Rod Hall's cars pulled us out." With Joe now driving they got stuck again and tore off a brake line. It was slow going with fronts only and without second gear it was hard to climb some of those hills. This is our third year here and our first finish ... and with a . " win. Finishers: 1. 22:03:53 Joe Kellogg/ Ken Sanislo - Ford. PRO CLASS 7100/ PRO CLASS 7S Malcolm Vinje, fyfark Hansen and Jim Gilchrist gave a fine performance in their Ford. They had to Vise Grip TM the left front brake line, however. Otherwise the car finished clean and crisp ... clean and crisp looking, anyway. When the Custers were reported to have lost a gearbox and BFG Air was asking if BFG should release fuel? Gary Mecham was racing an old John Johnson truck. Doug Petterson lost the right hand front wheel bearing cap, all the bed parts, had a blown right rear King shock, and used a rat_chet strap to hold on the power steering pump ... while only making the Hilton parking December 1999 Troy Herbst and Jimmie Smith paired for the long ride in the Ford Truggy. to take the unlimited car class win, third overall. lot via the trailer. The Carrolls, Tim and Bob, were a surprise winner over the Turner and Long Ford. Ford be lookin' good in Reno. The Turners run Cone axles -they arrived at the Hilton without their two spares, running an inline four. The "Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered" Racing Special also had a good oil leak. Finishers: 1. 18:44:24 Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen - Ford. 2. 20:59: 14 Mike Koenig -Toyota. PRO CLASS 7200/PRO To everyone's amazement, including his, I imagine, Jeff Lewis', L'il Mac coasted to a stop at Pit 5 while running in the Top Fifties. Coming right out of the hard slide and glide, silky left-hander, the forward drive stopped driving. Jeff suddenly only had Reverse. The finish line was a bit too far to do the old backup routine. The Mac Crew fought a steaming mass of metal and clouds of dust to make the change and get Lewis to yet another finish, although not with a win this time. Only Third Place, but what perseverance. Finishers: 1. 14:00:05 Tim Carroll -Ford. 2. Ford. 3. Chevy. 14:24:21 Craig Turner -15:56:3-Jeff Lewis -PRO CLASS 7300/PRO Those troublesome Deputies ... the L.A. County Mounties ... once again ran down the black hats and won the class in their Ford. 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Kash Vessels and Gary Williams put their Chenowth into the winner's circle with a victory in the 1600 class, & 15th overall. Veteran racer Mike Falkosky knows how to get a finish in a stock class, took the win with his Ford in the "small SUV" class. following report. Steve Williams and Charles Braden got a 3 7th overall-position automobile finish victory. Rob Reinertson made it a Ford sweep of the class . . Aaron Dixon and his brother Ian were looking just to finish in their new truck. Aaron was racing in real time with Ian and they would change left to right, right to left every other pit. They also planned on banding father James just in case. They had only a one hour test on the car. .. "when we broke a metal tranny cooler line. The 4.0L V6 is stock. We have about $15,000 in it out of our Lompoc garage." The car is an all steel '91 Ranger with a clever, low-dog oil can holder using a $4.99 piece of Home Depot angle aluminum. The price tag was still on it. "Poor people got poor ways." Aaron Dixon -Desert Tyro "We began this whole ordeal five months ago with a $300 Ranger pick-up that we found in the Easy-Ads. Of course, having a wife and a full time job is no help in building a truck, let alone in a reasonable time frame. We basically finished the truck during an all-nighter the Tuesday before the race. We were to leave Wednesday at noon and I was seriously doubting that this was a good race to begin our racing endeavors. Oh well, no time like the present. We blindly marched forward and left on an eight hour drive to Vegas from Lompoc. Try and try as we may, we couldn't get any brake pressure out of the front calipers. We spent hours and hours trying to diagnose the problem and eventually gave up in order to get the truck through Tech. Inspection. Tech was a breeze, due to the fact that everyone was running late. Now it was back to the Gold Coast and work on the truck some more. We had rear brakes but really minimal fronts. Page 14 We decided to go to sleep and run it as it was. We finally got the green flag and we were off. Our game plan was to go slow and finish the race. We only had an hour of testing on the truck and didn't know what it was capable of yet. Within the first mile we· passed our first truck. It was an old yellow and black 70's Bronco that pulled off the road for some reason. BitD repeatedly warned racers of how rough the first 40 miles would be and to take it slow. We were definitely in "cruz" mode. About a mile later we came upon one of our competitors pulled off the course. rt was the Ford factory backed Sheriffs Truck!!! They were missing a left front wheel that the co-driver was running down the course to retrieve. My first thought was, "Oh, it looks like they're out of the race." Nothing could be farther from the truth. We felt good at this point and the truck was running well. We then slowed for a sharp right hand turn only to look up a huge ledge that the track went up and over. It all happened so quickly, "Gas it!" my brother said, and before you knew it we were up and over. Upon landing back on four wheels, we heard a loud bang -and the right front of the truck was grinding on the ground. I immediately thought to myself that we were broke and out of the race after only five miles. I couldn't believe it. We got out of the truck only to find that the coil spring had popped out of the bucket and we just needed to jack up the truck to push it into place. We calmed down and pulled out the High-Lift jack and the tool box. Thirty minutes later we were fixed for good and moving again. What a relief! Steve Williams and Charles Braden took the win in Class 7300 (really "stock" mini-trucks) in their new-this-year Ford Ranger. -; .' ,,-i<J~]~:&::.:;,r.:Ji·. Steve Barlow had Rod MacCachren as a driving partner, and the pair took the win in their Ford in the Protruck class. We found out quickly that our little Stock Mini Ranger didn't fit in the Trick Truck-sized ruts! We would bounce in and out, then all of a sudden would be pitched sideways and have to save it at 50 miles per hour! We found the course to be very well marked. We were basically one of the last trucks through and found most signs and markers to still be standing up straight. We decided before the race that we would switch positions in the truck at every other pit stop. I think my brother's biggest concern was not ever seeing the second pit! that was the next milestone and we reached it still making good time. We moved on and now I got to feel what it was like to ride in the "other" side of the truck. We were moving along a good pace, but we weren't passing people. There were a few trucks on the side of the road, but we couldn't catch anyone yet. Where was that Tatra anyway? Those guys must have been smokin' it! We were now at about the 100 mile mark and out in the middle of nowhere. We came across the broken down Jeep of Dick Sasser with a "FEW" chase vehicles around him. This wasn't the only time we witnessed outside assistance on the course. Of course, the Jeep passed us an hour later in a cloud of dust. And speaking of dust, I was scared that I was the only one that thought it was bad. There were spots back in the canyons that the dust would just hang and we couldn't see anything. We had to slow to a crawl just to see which way to go. I can't figure out how a guy could catch someone in the dust, let alone pass him. We had one instance where we came out of a rocky canyon road and caught a Hummer in some dust. We had no choice but December 1999 to hold back a bit and just try to stay upwind of the silt. We followed him for miles and after making a hard left onto an uphill section we drove right into a massive dust cloud. I slowed to try to see where to go only to quickly sink the truck to the axle in some silty ruts. We jumped out and put the High-Lift to use. Out from nowhere some intoxicated desert bums showed up and helped push us out. Thanks Guys! We were back on our way after losing another 30 minutes. It was now getting dark and we were approaching Pit 6. We were trying to set a good speed and I ended up going a little too fast into a sharp right hand corner. I slammed on the brakes only to find that we weren't stopping. This was really no surprise and we went off the road into an off-camber area surrounded by huge rocks. It was then we decided to flag down the next truck and get a quick tug. An old red Bronco stopped and we were out in a minute. It was about five miles to Pit 6 and we had just lost another 45 minutes. We got to the pit and switched drivers. We still were getting through the pits with over an hour to spare. We were still on track. About a mile past Pit 6 we encountered a long uphill silt run and didn't pop out of the ruts onto harder ground quick enough. Stuck again. We had broken our High-Lift during the previous stuck time and tried to use a shovel to dig ourselves out. We tried and tried and realized that we were running out of time and energy. We then pulled out the High-Lift and fixed it by using a hood-pin as a pivot and some zip-ties as a release for the jack pin. As soo'n as we were on the right track a BitD official pulled up and said if we got one truck out by ourselves, he would help get the others out. Our truck was out in five minutes and we were gone. W e had lost over an hour. The other two trucks waved us past and we were back on track. We then came up to a plateau where some course workers were flagging us down. That Official had radioed ahead and they were told to hold on until the others got unstuck. We sat for 5-10 minutes until we saw headlights coming up from behind. We now had a 7 and a 7S truck on our tail. For miles and miles we had headlights in the distance. I was wondering if I was holding them up and decided to pull over and let chem through at the next checkpoint. This is when I learned my lesson that Nice Guys finish last! I figured they would fly by and the dust would clear allowing us to get back up to speed. I was wrong and we were now going 10 mph just trying to see 10 feet in front of us. We started blowing corners and we were all over the place. We had 5-10 miles to go to get through the next pit before it closed at 11:11. We went as fast as we could and ended up five minutes too late! We really wanted to finish this race and make a statement with a brand new truck. In reality we only had first and second gears and were a little over half way through the race. So we pulled it onto the trailer at RM264 and actually got to eat something good and have a soda. Macrae Glass' truck had a new OPS system by Scott (PCI) "I have every mde marked!" I used it in the '1000' and on a family trip back to Animosa, Iowa." I hope that he marked all those hawgs as way stations. "We took the truck all the way down from the last race. The shocks were sent back to King and Bret polished the shafts. We are getting a little faster each race (in the ex-Leo Brown car)." Doc Glass runs some high tech SX Manufacturing fuel pumps ... "like Walker uses" ... which feature inline filters. Greg Holman of Kingman plumbed the redundant system with ball valves. A flick of the lever. .. and the changeover is complete. Glenn Tabat is the right hand man. Finishers: 1. 19:32:50 Steve Williams -Ford. 2. 20:01 :57 Rob Reinertson - Ford. PRO CLASS 8000/ PRO CLASS 8 Kyle Taylor and Smokey McKiel and the Soboba Casino redid the firewall and a new cage. The race shop was broken into and the only thing taken were their special King shocks ... $35K worth ... which were one-offs usable by nobody else. 'Cept a Disco Truck. Robby "Five-and-Dime" Woolworth drove an all steel '65 to the trailer. At Pit 2 Chris Gray said that they got lost around RMI 7. "That black Ford tore out the ribbon," they reported. Fourth place finisher Eric Heiden was seen on the trailer in the Hilton. There were a couple of ringers doing well in the class: Alan Hogan drove his Montana shade tree truck to second ahead of the Dusty Times

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Clydesdale Ford of Bob Nyeste of Kamloops, British Columbia, where, I wager, it is raining as you read this. The Hogen Bronco was pretty harsh in the cross-drainage ... they almost had to crawl through the crap. They finished with pre-bent tierods. Tough dudes up there. Sheep. Unibombers and all that. Finishers: 1. 11:05:23 Dave Westhem -Chevy. 2. 16:09:26AlanA. Hqgan -Ford. 3. 16:26:24 Bob Nyeste -Ford. 4. 16:28:19 Eric Heiden -Ford. 5. 16:47:16 Keith Fontana -Chevy. PRO CLASS 8100/ PRO STOCK FULL This was a very popular and intensive class which saw the lead change many times before Greg Foutz took the win in the big Ford F-250. There were 10 starters and six finishers. The Greg Foutz Report-Foutz Motorsports We were able to pilot the New F250 Super Duty truck to a win in the full size Stock Production Truck class. We beat the second place Hummer by over 20 • minutes even with minor problems throughout the day. Not only a victory for the team, Ford, and the new truck but proof of how tough the product is. We comple_ted the race course in 13 hours and about 25 minutes. That makes an average speed of about 40 miles per hour over the 331 mile course. Dusty Times Greg Foutz eased his way to the win with his huge 3/4-ton Ford 250 Vl0. "We will put your message in the dirt" is Greg's watchword. The truck does not even use body lifts and every detail pare is massive and well detailed. Th·e cage and major structural members are spliced for ease· of disassembly and access. We started 10th off the line in our class with only one other vehicle behind us for the day. We quickly found that the changes in the front suspension set up were working great. We found ourselves passing trucks in our class about two every 30 miles. When we came into Pit 3 for fuel we found that we had broken an adjuster on one of our rear shocks but made the call to press on without repair since it didn't seem to slow the truck down much. Rusty Hamlin reported that "Greg Foutz, in the F-250 SD, had one of his best moments of the race when he finally got to nerf a Hummer for the first time. The crack in the front bumper wasn't caused by that, though; he found a ditch at 85 mph, or so he told me." Foutz continued: "Just before we got to Pit 3 we noticed the power steering had lost fluid from the system due to a leak in one of the pressure lines. This forced us to stop about every 40 miles and add fluid to the system. By Pit 6 we were in the lead and would stay there for most of the day. We were gaining time on the other vehicles in clas~ by minutes each pit area. We headed into darkness abour Pit 8 and were still about four minutes in the lead now. Then we popped a front tire about 10 miles from Pit 10. While changing the tire the second place and third place trucks passed us. In just a couple of miles we found second place on the side of the race course with a flat tire. Then we charged into Pit 10 for our last fuel stop. We were surprised that second and third had gotten so close to us and decided that we needed to resume the hard pace that we had started the race with. Between Pits 10 and 11 we opened up a 40 minute lead over second place and added about another 10 minutes before Pit 12. Then disaster struck. Just before Pit 12 we had to cross over a railroad track. The rear end caught the front yoke.on one of the tracks and we broke a u-joint and threw the drive line. In a panic Steve and I jumped out and changed the drive line to the spare unit that we carry on the truck. We limped the last four miles into Pit 12. There the crew finished the repairs and replaced a broken u-joint retainer. Now we only had about 15 minutes on second place Hummer and we pressed on to the finish which was only about 30 miles awa·y. This victory is so sweet with the new F250. With that only being the third race on the new truck, our whole team is still jumping up and down. We did, however, leave a substantial portion of our winnings at the December 1999 Tim and Robert Carroll got the win in the unlimited mini-truck class in their Ford, and were also 19th overall. local lounge in Reno, but the team deserved that. .. A View From The Other Side Late Wednesday afternoon, Chad & Josh Hall's Hummer blew a motor in final testing, moments before it was 'to go on the trailer for the trip south. The Henn's machine was dispatched to Vegas, so Chad would be there to represent the team, while most of the crew remained behind to do a marathon engine replacement during the night. To replace the motor on a Hummer, the body has to be removed so under the best of circumstances this was a difficult job. What made it even more of a problem was the fact that the spare motor was also installed in yet another Hummer so it, too, had to be removed. (!) Remember the Henn's · Hummer, being towed south by Chad Hall while the crew remained behind working feverishly on his car? Along the way, a truck on the highway picked up a large stone and hurled it in to the driver's side windshield of the race car, shattering it into a spider web of glued silica. Chad did not have another windshield and without the support of even a broken one, the roof caves in, so the He.nns left the line peeking through the cracks. ( ! ! ) Back in Reno, it was close to daylight, 24 hours before the race, and the motor was finally swapped out and appears ready to go. Josh sent part of the crew to the rental yard to pick up the two low-boy trailers the team had reserved for rental three weeks before so they could load Rod tontinued on page 16 M/T® off-road race tires and Bruce Landfield teamed up for a S.C.O.R.E. Championship season. Bruce also finished runner-up in the CLASS 7F Baja 1000. What makes the M/T® off-road race series tires cross the finish line ahead of the competition? How about exclusive cut-resistant compounds, unique sidewall designs for extra protection and a strong, lightweight, race tire construction. Isn't it time you made your mark? Bolt a set on today. Available at more performance outlets than any other brand. Page 15

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Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont, always a team to watch, put their Chevy into victory circle,in Class 8000, and a nice 4th overall. and Roger's Hummer SUV and the #8102 Hummer Truck. Naturally the reservation system at the rental yard, which is best described as a collection of greasy post-it notes, failed to function at peak efficiency and th e reserved lo w-boys were mistakenly rented to someone else. Two more dealer plates are found and the two race Hummers were fired up to begin the 500 mile drive south to Las Vegas. At 6:30 a.m. Race day morning the crews began to assemble down in the parking lot outside the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas to take the cars the final 50 miles· to the staging area. Finally, all three Hummers were ready to go arid the Tatra had arrived in Pahrump. As we approached the Hummers at Pahrump, something seemed out of place. It took a while before we began to realize that at some point during the night, ·au the spare tires and wheels had been stolen from the race cars and the tach had been violently removed from the dash of the Henn's truck. At this point no one was surprised anymore. On a hot and windless Nevada morning the race began and the ground exploded into a forbidding yellow dust cloud which just hung over the course refusing to move in either direction. Five hundred and forty miles to the north the finish line was waiting. The two Pro Class 8100 Hummers of Terry/Eric Henn (#8104) and Josh/Chad Hall (# 8102) left the start line along with the usual gaggle of Fords in early pursuit. Even as Roger Norman and Rod Hall started in their Pro Class SUV, some 18 minutes back, the two Hummers already had built up a sltj.1.tmioverthepesky Fords. Meanwhile, starting last in the race, the monstrous Tatra silently slipped into the dust cloud, passing several vehicles before fading from view, as if it were just another day at the office. As the cars sped out of Pahrump, through Johnnie and past Pit 1 into the Amargosa Valley, Eric Henn and Josh Hall were running One/Two in class but the V0lO Ford of Greg Foutz seemed equal to the challenge and was not far behind: Further DBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 7 $80.95 $85.95 Centerline· Wheels 15 X 3.5 & . 15 X 6 $105.95 $111.75 15 X 10 $118.25 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 16 (702) 247-1266 We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX Greg Foutz and Steve Wheeler took the Class 8100 win in their Ford F250, after a long, close duel with the Hall Hummer. back, Roger Norman had pulled into the Pro 4100 class lead in the SUV. Just south of the Goldfield Pit 6 at about RM 200 the Henn's starter fell off, ripping out the alternator wire and putting them out of the lead. (The Hummers lost the starter, literally. It fell off. They lost the bolts for the starter, too. They had none of the special bolts to reinstall another starter. Therein lies the time lost.) The (Foutz) V-10 Ford took over· first while Josh Hall inherited a very close Second. It would take the Hehns just over five hours to make the necessary repairs but they would cross the finish line in Reno Fifth in class after 20 hours on the course with only a third of that time spent out of the car. Meanwhile, Rod Hall had taken over the Hummer in Hot Springs, 100 miles into the race, and Roger gave it to him in the lead. Rod drove the next 150 miles to Pit 7 with no problems and gave the car back to Norman, still well out in front. Roger would drive the big SUV the distance, winning the class after 19-1/2 hours with no repqrted problems. For the next 200 miles the dueling Fords of Foutz and Olliges swapped the lead continually with Josh Hall but Josh had managed to build up a 15 minute advantage before pulling into Pit 9 for the dr~ver change. Just before arriving at the pit the alternator had stopped charging and the onboard computer had forced the transmission into second gear, which is symptomatic of a low power condition on the Hummer. After an agonizing 20 minute trouble shooting session in the pits, a faulty ·wire was located and Chad Hall pulled out in Second Place chasing Foutz V-10 Ford, who was simply running trouble free except for a flat tire. Again Chad reeled him in and regained the lead ... when the driver's compartment filled with steam from boiling antifreeze just north of Rawhide about 450 miles into the race. It turned out to be a loose block-off plate on the cylinder head but by the time they got going they were in Second once again and the Ford had taken a 45 minute lead heading for the home stretch. During·the final 100 miles the Josh Hall Hummer ran trouble free, picking up 28 minutes on the leader and finishing the race in just over 13-1/2 hours. As long as the race was, Vegas to Reno · turned out to be abut 25 miles too short as the big Fords diminishing lead turned out to be December 1999 just 17 minutes in front of Hall who crossed the line in Second place. Mark Stein: "Ace" Stein got fourth. At RM3 they broke a spring shackle and lost so much time that they elected to "putt" for points. They hae to change a couple of tires but'Mark "doesn't do flats." The silt beds near RM360 were so bad ... people were standing on their roofs. · Lonn Barr {Orange County Fire, logistics for my team since 1994) said that "Mark Stein broke a spring hanger and had two flats at Pit 4." Stein continued in a different vein: "I have pre-won the championship in SCORE Stock Full, which is my third championship in a row, and we hope to be the {championship) team in BitD also. Our new Expedition will be ready for next year," he threatened! Sykes and W ardani Ramsey was tapped to drive · with W . David Sykes 8105, Mark's brother. (What a household THAT must have been!) Ramsey said that he was simply called up and asked to drive. His background with Chris Wilson and any number of Baja floggers sealed the deal. Sykes just got married and it was a rush job to Vegas, so rushed, in fact, that they lost the engine at RM135. Mark Stein reported that he "stopped and talked a bit with (David). (Mark) was three hours from parts so there was no rush." Robert Hayley/Steve Olliges The Robert Hayley/Steve Olliges' truck finished with little more visible troubles than a weepy power· steering pump and . a fatigued bed stay. They carry a spare front coil spring. How tough would that be to change with simple hand tools? · The Gary and John Sutherland Ford had a (odd) booster fuel tank: a US Army ammo can stuck on top of, and plumbed into, the fuel cell. Or was it a quick fill? Finishers: 1. 13:25:08 Greg Foutz -Ford F250 SD. 2. 13:42:58 Josh Hall/ Chad Hall -AM General Hummer. 3. 14:21;16 Steve Olliges/ Robert Hayley - Ford. 4. 15: 10:21 Marc Stein/ Mike McComas - Ford. 5. 20:03:55 Eric Henn -AM General Hummer. · 6 . . 21:23:12 John Giffin -AM General Hummer. PRO CLASS/PRO CLASS 9 The solo entry among the millions of swing-axle racers out there was Dan Figueiredo and Pat Maddock, who failed to reach the second pit. CLASS 1600/EXHIBITION Exhibitionists Bohumel Fiela, Milan Koreny, and Chris Jensen fought the U.S. Customs ... and won! That makes the Nevada desert a piece o cake. T here was some sort of confusion at U.S. Customs in Oakland and somehow all the paperwork had -not .been submitted. Lacking ;i single meaningless form, the empty flatbed was dismissed to return to Reno and the Tatra was held in custody at the Port of Entry. Hours on the phone and calls to Senators and Congressmen seemed to do little to grease the wheels of government and finally Rod had to take off to Oakland to see what could be done. Three days later, literally at the 11th hour, the paperwork was approved and the T atra was released from custody just 15 hours before the race was scheduled to start over 700 miles away. With no time to arrange for a flatbed, Rod slapped a Nevada dealer plate on the 22,000 pound race truck and the Czech drivers got in and drove the distance, arriving in Pahrump just a few hours before the start of the event. To herd the Paris/D akar winning behemoth across the 531 mile Nevada course is a mere tune up for the sort of long distance racing the Tatra team is used to. After the start the big Tatra stopped for a while to tow a hopeiessiy stuck racer back to solid ground. "American Racing Friends! Ha, ha, ha!" Somewhere around Scotty's Junction, about 140 miles into the race, one of the Tatra's huge tires "14.00R20 XZL" Michelins sprung a leak. But the team elected to ignore the problem and used the Central Tire Inflation (CTI) system to keep air in it until they reached the Goldfield pit, 70 miles further. At Goldfield, the crew got out, jacked up the beast with a huge hydraulic jack, unsnapped a rim ring, and slid the damaged tire off. They rolled a large rimless Goodyear out of the back of the truck and onto the ritn, returning the snap ring to its position oi:). the. wheel and started the truck while everyone watched in amazement as the tire magically inflated. The Czech driver barely had time to finish his cup of coffee when they climbed into the Tatra and lit up all four tires on the way out of the pit, much to the delight of the crowd. The tire change took just over five minutes. The Tatra wound up the race after 21 hours, 41st overall and all things considered, the entire event proved very successful for Rod Hall International. Finishers: 1. 20:50:4 Bohumel Fiela -Tatra 2. ELCHISMOSO Pete's Camp · Rafael Navarro was assigned pit duties at the Cottontail Ranch BFG pit. Once the stop at RM98 was over and they let the cars come, "We would get three cars at a time for fuel and full service. We told them to line up ... just like at Texaco." It was pretty stressful. Some. cars got the wrong gas ... but I . Dusty Times

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41ST SANREMO RALLY Makinen Makes Merry By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Tommi Makinen and Risto Mannisenmaki took their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to the Sanremo win and lead the drivers points as well. · Tommi Makinen's second suc-cessive Sanremo win put him six points ahead of Didier Auriol af-ter a fascinating race to victory. It was a battle that was spiced up by the unexpected challenge by the Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Team. Thanks to Auriol's even-tual third place finish, Toyota pulled further ahead in the Manu-facturers Series with only two events to go and Renault almost clinched the W2 l title after crashes by both the Hyundai driv-ers. Peugeot led for 16 of the 18 stages, won 10 of the stages and for six stages led the event 1-2-3. All three days provided different conditions, the climax on the third day when the rains arrived. There was drama all the way. Both Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae crashed in a big way and Phillippe Bugalski crashed within sight of the end of the final stage. Francois Delecour was caught training on a stage, riding a bi-cycle and was given a suspended time penalty. Citroen failed to gain their third outright win on asphalt. It was difficult to find a minute that was not charged with excitement. The Sanremo was the fourth and final all asphalt rally of this year's series. Run in the hills be-hind the Liguria coast in north-west Italy, it was based at the sea-side casino town close to the French border. All seven world championship teams took part, and the final occasion that front wheel drive, two liter, normally aspirated cars had a realistic chance of outright victory on a WC rally before performance lim-iting rules take effect in the year 2000. Although Toyota could clinch the Manufacturers title on this event, both Subaru and Mitsubi-shi were still able to beat them. Tommi Makinen and Didier Au-riol were equal on Championship points, but Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen, Richard Burns, Colin McRae and Phillippe Bugal-ski still had a shot at the title. The incredibly reliable Toyota cars were again driven by Sainz and Auriol. On every event this year, Page 1a· save New Zealand, Toyota has had a spot on the podium. Mitsubishi is using active con-trol on all three differentials, feel-ing they now had a strong enough locking mechanism to do so. Ford has new engine specs with new cams and pistons. It is the first time that the latest SEAT Cordoba WRCar has competed on asphalt and the first time three Cordoba WRCars have competed on the same event. Team driver Rovanpera was hoping for rain as their cars were handling much better and were great on slippery surfaces. The Octavia WRCars had improved braking, revised steering geometry and had lost some weight also. In the FIA Teams Cup, the "only seven nominated events" rule came into play. Of the nine original entries, three teams had one more event on which they could score. Isek made his sev-enth and final attempt on this event, Dor planned to do so in Australia and Climent' was wait-ing for the Great Britain event. In the FIA 2 Liter World Cup for Manufacturers, Hyundai faced a difficult challenge as national Renault Team Cars from Britain, Belgium, Italy and Austria were there. Two drivers were left in con-tention for the FIA cup for driv-ers of Production Cars. (Group N) Gustavo Trelles led fellow Mitsu~ bishi driver Hamed Al Wahaibi by 1 7 points and ori this event strong Italian competition was expected. The entry was restricted to 124 cars. The Sanremo Rally was run once again in three parts. The stages used on the first and third days were largely the same, close to Sanremo itself, but on the third day the stages were combined to give sections which were much longer. On the second leg the roads were in an area l00kms away, over the hills to the north-east. Although still on asphalt roads, the stages were narrower, less bumpy and steeper and de-manded quite different suspen-. sion setups. Weather conditions could also change on short notice and teams took care to ensure al-ternative setups were available in case it rained-in the middle of a leg. Abrasive surfaces in the dry can become quite slippery when wet. And also, there was the For-mula 2 debate. With the mini-mum weight of F2 cars being .in-creased next year by 40kg this was really the last chance for these cars to win a world rally outright. The second leg, always with dirty roads, was 4 wheel drive territory, while the first and third legs were much more suitable to front wheel drive. Most teams felt that if Cit-roen could establish a big enough lead at the end of the first day, they had a good chance of win-ning the event. Ford was having troubles with their new engines, head gasket failure being the problem. Al Wahaibi had con-necting rod failures (two of them) during the test days before the rally. Delecour was given a two minute penalty for bicycling up the course before the rally but the penalty was suspended until the appeal court could convene after the event. Leg 1 - Six stages, asphalt, 21 7 kms. Nobody was ready for the Peugeot challenge! Fastest on ev-ery special stage during the day, they were half a minute ahead of the next rival, the front wheel drive Citroen of Bugalski. There was nothing special about the Peugeots on this event, yet they literally walked away from their rivals. Marcus Gronholm lay third for most of the day. He said, "I have been making so many mis-takes, it must be the car that is good and not me!" The championship contenders, Makinen and Auriol were having their own problems. Makinen had electrical troubles on the first stage, the engine kept cutting out and was finally traced to a loose connector and from there on he was in good shape. Auriol felt his car was under powered. He had the turbo changed after the fourth stage and the car felt better. The best driver of a non-French car was Colin McRae, he had been playing with different settings on December 1999 The Renault Maxi Megane of Piero Longhi and Lucio Baggio finished 12th overall and they were the W2L winners in Italy. The Toyota Corolla of Volkan lsek and Erkan Bodur lifts a rear wheel on the way to 1st Teams Cup and a 15th overall position. the shocks and with different tire choices and was very happy to be only six seconds behind Bugalski yet he was only two seconds ahead of Makinen. He had been battling with Sainz but Carlos retired at-ter a big acoident on the final stage of the day. McRae finished the day in fifth place, Makinen was sixth, Auriol was seventh and Richard Burns, in the first non-Michelin tired ·car was eighth. Behind the top drivers were Andre Aghini and Freddy Lobe Pierro Liatti was in 16th, Garde-meister and Rovanpera were 26th and 27th. At Skoda, Armin Schwarz was feeling more com-fortable but Emil Triner sp·un twice. They finished the day at 18th and 52nd respectively. But, even at Peugeot, everything was not perfect, Delecour had brake problems on the first four stages and Bugalski was also complain-ing about his brakes after the -sec-ond stage. Peter Solberg, competing in a third works run Focus hit a wall, damaging the rear suspension, the brakes and the driveshaft. In the Teams Cup fight, Yolkan lsek was pulling away from Bakhashab who was having power steering prob-lems. In FZ, Bugalski's teammate, Jesus Puras took the lead on the second stage but then retired with clutch troubles, leaving Bugalski 30 seconds ahead of Renato Travaglia's Peugeot at the end of the day. Tapio Laukkanen was laying a trail of smoke down the stage before his Renault expired. Adruzilo Lopes was third in the category. Martin Rowe was hav-ing brake troubles and Neil Wearden hit a good sized rock. _ The disaster of the day was when Kenneth Eriksson slid on gravel and hit a wall. This holed the ra-diator and the engine would not start after the regrouping halt. Jhe Hyundai drivers had been guaranteed to gain seven cham-pionship points just for finishing the event and now, with hopes of only gaining four points, the hope of winning the WZL title were just about gone. In the 1600cc cat-egory Patrick Magaud suffered a broken tranny on Stage 4, had it repaired and then retired on the next stage with the same problem. In Group N, Al Wahaibi, dam-aged the front suspension on Stage 4, leaving Italian drivers first and second in front of Stohl and Trelles. Leg 2 - Eight stages, asphalt, 168 kms. It rained overnight in Sanremo but by the time the rally reached the Acqui Terme region it was misty but dry. The remain-ing Citroen of Bugalski fell back as the road surfaces were not com-patible for the two wheel drive car. Trouble also struck the two top British drivers: Colin McRae had a strange water leak that was spraying onto the plug wires and caused a bit of misfire in the en-gine department and it cost him nearly five minutes in time. Burns had his tranny stick in second gear on the road section to the first stage, completed the stage okay but then it stuck for good in fourth gear and he was out of competition. After the first two stages in three Peugeots remained in front. Makinen was in fourth place with Auriol and Aghini in fifth and sixth. Computer readouts on Delecour's trans·mission were not good so the tranny was changed (in 12 minutes), and metal shav-ings were found so it's a good thing it was changed or an early retirement would have been in the cards. Gronholm was not hav-ing a good day, he flipped his car on Stage 9 and lost half a minute, then on Stage 10 he slid wide, hit a bank and got stuck. Eventually spectators helped him back onto the road but he had lost another three minutes and he was run-Continued on page 20 Dusty Times

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Gilles and Herve Panizzi drove their Peugeot 206 to a fine second Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet drove· their Toyota Corolla to a third Juha Kankkunen and Juha Repo negotiate the very naffow roads on their way to 6th overall in Italy, tied for third in drivers points. place at Sanremo shown here coming out of a corner. place finish, only four seconds out of second place. ning, but outof the top ten. of reducing wheel spin. Loix was by Liatti but he was not liking the Makinen was finding it hard to also having problems. The front handling of his car. Rovanpera be beaten by a team he had not differential was locking and this and Gardemeister were happier, taken seriously before, while Au-_ was damaging the tires and he although they were both slowed riol found it difficult to keep up spun on Stage 10. Despite losing by engines that were apt to stall. with him. "The Toyota is better Burns, Subaru were encouraged · Schwarz retired on the first stage than the Mitsubishi on the faster with Kankkunen. He had driven after a severe puncture. He roads, but not the twistier ones" three stages on Day 1 with a faulty cracked a wheel which flew off, Didier commented. The rear dif- tranny and today he was much damaging his suspension and end-ferential was changed in the hope happier. The SEA Ts were still led ing his day. Solberg was an hour ~--in arrears and was still having Longhi second in F2, aheaaot power steering woes. Rowe. In Group N, Galli was a Halfway through the day, De-minute ahead ofStagni. In the af-lecour was 16 seconds ahead of ternoon, Delecour lost nearly all Panizzi, Bugalski was in 10th his lead when the center differ-place overall, over three minutes ential started acting up, but he behind the leaders but he was remained in the lead. But, on the over two minutes ahead of Lopes final stage it acted up again and in F2. Then Lopes went off the this let Panizzi through for the road and rolled, leaving Piero lead and the chance to run first Hard left and downhill for the Ford Focus as Simon Jean-Joseph and Philippe Bugalski hurries through a vineyard at Sanremo, unfortunately Hurrying through the rain, Emil Triner and Milos Hulka took their Skoda Fred Gallagher head for seventh overall at Sanremo. an accident on the final stage put him out of the rally. Octavia WRCar to the 23rd overall finishing position. Spring to Success ... lllacllSll'tn9s b:. • Plloae 949 75Z 8700 • IJlslrlbulOI': Parker Pumper 809 880 1854 Page 20 December 1999 Eibach Springs is proud to announce it's complete line ot ultra high quality off-road springs. Available in 10, 12, 14 & 16 inch free lengths with 3" ID. A well designed & manufactured spring will last thousands of cvcles, even in the cruelest desen environments. That's whv top chassis builder Mike Julson chooses Eibach Springs. He knows what it takes to win ... Now so do vou. Dusty Times

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car on the road. Panizzi was still having trouble with his brakes. Makinen was try-ing hard to pull away from Au-riol but he had a sudden vibra-tion on Stage 12 and he spun, losing about 20 seconds. Evi-dently loose wheel nuts were the cause. Auriol, was happier, mak-ing better time the second time around on the stages than earlier in the day. The battle between Auriol and Makinen was a show-down for the race to the cham-pionship. On the final stage, Makinen took 12.5 seconds off Auriol, who had slowed a bit, thinking he had a tire going down. And the gap between them at the end of the day was 26.8 seconds. Triner had turbo failure right in the middle of a corner. He slid outwards and hit a tree but he was able to con-tinue. Andrea Dallavilla had a tire come off the rim and he went off into a tree. The Citroen challenge slowly faded. Bugalski reported excessive wheelspin so they changed the gearbox, the clutch, the shocks but it was all avail. Jean-Jo-seph was distracted by smoke in the car and Rovanpera was still worried about the engine sud-denly stopping. Then, with one stage to go Colin McRae, who was going well slid off the road on Stage 13 and landed upside down, well off the road. He had been in 19th place and had made fastest time on the previous stage. Among the non-champion-ship cars, Solberg was going bet-ter, despite losing second gear. In four stages he had made up 17 places. Isek had a· big spinout in the morning and lost a lot of time and then he lost sixth gear as well as the brakes! Bakhashab couldn't get his tires up to proper temperature and his engine kept stalling. In F2, the big news was the re-tirement of Alister McRae on the first stage of the day. He went down an embankment and was unable to continue. This left Renault only one point away from winning the W2L title, even as-suming Hyundai gained maxi-mum points in both Australia and Britain. Bugalski 's troubles dropped him well back, behind Travaglia's Peugeot, but then Travaglia slid into a wall and re-tired. W earden also was missing, having spun off on some loose gravel. The car was undamaged but could not be retrieved. In Group N, Galli was leading all the way. Al Wahaibi was slowly catching up and getting close to ·the top six in the category but he did some damage to the rear of the car, then the wing flew off at high speed. Leg 3 -Four stages, asphalt, 110 kms. The drama increased! The weather fina·lly changed and halfway through the first s_tage of the day it was raining heavily. Panizzi's lead lasted only for one stage. On the first stage, one of the very long ones, the leader had. a flat, the mousse didn't work very well and understeer became a problem along with the pesky brakes and he dropped from first to third. Now Makinen was in the lead, the third different leader in as many stages, while Delecour, who had started well was having gearbox trouble and was easing off. He remained in second after losing the front right tire tread! Auriol was keeping a pace that Dusty Times would not damage his tires, but Liatti stopped with differential trouble shortly after the start. Gardemeister had his engine cut out on full throttle, he got to the finish on half throttle then on a road section he was unable to re-start the engine. Delecour pulled in front of Makinen after the sec-ond stage with Panizzi third. But, at the beginning of the third stage Delecour stopped with alternator belt problems and he too was un-able to restart his engine. Panizzi rose to the lead once more, us-ing wet tires and started the long final stage with a 1.8 second lead over Makinen who was running intermediate tires and he was just faster than Auriol who was run-ning with rain tires. In F2, Bugalski was running fine, until the last stage! He slid into a bank 3 km from the end of DEIST SEAT BEL TS The greatest name In driver safety equipment. 4-point sand rail seat belt RACE BELTS 2 ' · 5 point mount 3' · 5 point mount SIDE COVERS IRS .· Swing axle KENNEDY PRESSURE PLATES 200mm-1700# 200mm-up to 3000#. GERMAN AUTO RACING PRESSURE PLATES 200mm 1700# • 2400# PERFORMANCE CLUTCH DISC Cushlocks ..... . ........ . -4 puc lerramic ........... . 4 puc ferramic with spring hub the stage. The rear suspension was badly damaged but he limped along until just before the finish line the entire rear axle detached itself from the car and it all ended there. Longhi therefore, came to the finish not only the highest placed W2L, but found himself to be the F2 winner as well! In Group N, Gustavo Trelles was in fifth but he flipped the car and retired, thus letting Al Wahaibi into the points. Makinen said later he was very surprised to win, having had such a bad first day. Eventually they found an error in the ride height and once that was corrected things got noticeably brighter. As for Auriol, now six points behind Makinen he declared he would be running very hard on the last two events in constant pursuit of the .itst Rally Sanremo - Ac111ya d'ltalia lt-lJ Octoaar 1 (1) Tommi MAKINEN/Risto Mann1senntak1 FIN 2 ( 15) 01 1 hs PAN! ZZ [/Her11e Pan i ZZ: i F 3 (4) 0ldier'AURI0L/Denis Giraudet F 4 ( 2) Freddy LOtX/S11en Smit at s 9 5 (I&) Andrea Aghinf/Lor1s Roggia I a (a) Juha KANKKUNEN/ Juha Repo FIN 7 (8) Simon JEAN-JOSEPH/Fred Gal Jagher f/GB 8 (21) Marcus Oronho1m/Timo Raut iainan FIN 9 (2.JJ Oiantranco Cunico/Luigi Pi,-ollo I 10 (21) Andrea N-1..,arra/Simona Fedali I Other Important Finishttrs 199'3 WC round 12 Mttsubtshi Evolut ton Po1ugeot 20d WRCar Toyota Corolla WRCar Mitsubishi Carlsma GT Toyota Coro 11 a WACar Subaru lmorez:a WRCar Ford Focus WRCJ.r-Peugaot 204 WRCar Subaru lmorez:a WRCar Ford Escort WRCar Drivers Title. ■ world Chamo1onsh10 po1nt1 WR we,"~ r.: 9~ V2MMA (OB) -ln.2em.45.0:i.• II} 10 -A 20eMWL75 (F) J.n.27m.2J.03. 6 5 A l(-AM8020 (0) 4n.2J,n,Z7.2s . .& .J - -A \122MMA (GB) 4h.29m.58. ls. J J A l(-A.i070 (0) 4h.30nt.35.2s. - 2 A SIOSAT {GB) .an.JOm ,-l5.5s. I A S12FMC (GB) .$n.30m.59.5i. A 20~MWP75 (F) .in.31m.25.8s. A P200ALL (08) 4n.l21'11.35.2s. A RIOFMC (GB) 4h.34m.-l7.33. 12 (71) Pierro longi/Luclo Baggio I Renault Maxi Meganit (1st F2) A AR099ZN (F) .& 1-l (-l2) Raphaat Sperrar/Per Carlsson A/S Renault Maxi Magana (2nd F2) A Kl MAXII (A) .in. 39m .lS.9s. 10 -e -15 (30) Volkan (sik/Erkan Bodur TR Toyota Corolla A K-AM5il20 (0) 4h.39m.38.7s. + -IQ 15 (9) Harri ROVANPERA/Risto Pietllainen FIN SEAT Cordoba WRCar A 832321/X (E) 4h.49nt.05.Ss. - -17 (41) Martin Rowe/Derek Ringer GB Renault Maxi Magana (3rd F2) A 9-l20YR74 (F) 4h.43m.08.Js. - - - -19 (31) Abdullah 8akhashab/Michae1 Park SA/GB Toyota Corolla WRCar A K-M.11050 (0) + - - - a 20 (37) Jarmo Kytolehto/Arto Kapanan FIN Vauxhall Astra Kit Car (.$th F2) A S20VML (GB) 4n.,sm.45.5s. - - - -22 (SJ) Gianlutgi Gallt/Gutdo d'Amora t Mitsubishi Cartsma GT N AZsJgcz ( t) 4n.47m.19.Bs. - - - -23 (t2) Emil TRINEA/Milos Hulka CZ Skoda Octa.via WRCar A MBS97-e2 (CZ) 4h.48m.4J.4s. - - - -27 (ZS) Petter Solbarg/Phtltp MO ls FlN/08 Ford Focus WACar A S8FMC (GB) 4h.52m.Ol.1s. - - - -l2 (47) Hamed Al Wahaibi/Tony Sircomb• OM/HZ Mttsub1sht Lancer e ... olut ion H GG-AL505 (0,) 4h.55m.45,9s. 119 (5.& F2) starters. 55 (21 F2} finishers. •Group winners. •Teams' Cup Qualifier. 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MOJAVE DESERT RACING, INC. Barstow3DD By Ron Miller Photos: Track.side Photo < • ...,; • . -,'~~;• : ::•~~.-it ~-~ .r.ill~&:~J Tim Highfill outlasted the competition to take the Class 5 win, also finishing 16th in the overall standings. Rick Wilson had a good day out at the MDR's Barstow 300 and took the Unlimited and overall win in his Jimco. Rick Wilson raced sensation-ally on the first Saturday in Oc-tober, taking both the checkered flag and a clear-cut win in Class 100. However, it wasn't until Shane Brown reached the finish line, that Wilson was officially declared the overall "Barstow 300" winner. At the conclusion of an incredible six lap duel, 22 sec-onds was all that separated the two. Wilson polished off his half dozen laps in 5:33: 18 (55.1 mph), to claim his second MDR "over-all" victory this year. Wilson's first l_ap (52:58) was the fastest re-corded all day, and propelled the Lucerne 300 champion to a 3 2 minute victory in Class 100. Brown, the-Class 1000 winner and overall race runner-up, was just as spectacular. He literally matched f Wilson's 55 mph average speed and also posted his division's fast lap time (54:42). Brown raced gamely from start to finish, and proved best in his class by 13 min-utes and change. Checking in be-hind the top pair were Mark Fodor and Ron Satter Jr. Fodor chased Brown home, to take run-ner-up honors in Class 1000 and third place overall. Satter mean-while, proved fourth. best on the day and finished second in Class 100. With a final time of 5:47:16, Fodor joined Wilson and Brown as the only competitors able to complete all six laps in under six hours. Satter narrowly missed sharing that distinction, but still turned in an impressive perfor-mance. He and the aforemen-tioned trio were the only finish-Dennis Sletten , Class 11 points leader, added another victory to his 1999 record, ers who averaged over 50 mph on the day. Satter also seemed to save his best for last, recording his fastest lap time (56:29) on his fi-nal loop. As always seems to be the Shane Brown, in a Class 1000 car, fought for the overall all day, came up second by 22 seconds, but won his class by 14 minutes. case, things were ultra-competi- Hatz came on strongly the lat-tive in Class 1600 action. In ter half of the race, but he was fact, the top four finishers in ultimately forced to settle for that division were separated by runner-up honors. Hatz finished less than 10 minutes. That same less than three minutes behind formidable quartet also repre-the winner, and that margin was sented the fifth through eighth the difference between their place finishers in overall scor- overall fifth and sixth place po-ing. It was a very big day for sitions. Cindy Greinke turned in Malcolm Bryce, as his team another superb effort. She raced came through with a hard-to a fine third place finish, fought victory. Bryce's class-checking in just five minutes mates were unable to match his • behind Hatz. Greinke, who team's excellent final time of ended· up , seventh in overall 6:07: 11, although a few.of them scoring, also took fast lap hon-came dangerously close. Jason ors in 1600 (59:00) . Mike Mal-·01 loy ended up less than two min-utes back of Greinke at the fin-ish. His impressive showing (48. 7 mph) earned Malloy a fourth in class and eighth place _overall. Randy Ross completed the order of finishers in 1600, by placing fifth. He averaged 46.4 mph on the day, to secure the 10th spot in overall scoring. After a couple of rather sub-par efforts, the Marcourt Racing Team was back in the thick of things. The duo of Phil Mark-ert and Whit Courtenay made • their way back into the top ten, by posting a more-then-respect-able ninth place finish overall. MDR's ·"frequent flyers" re-corded a solid final time of 6:23:35 (47.9 mph), which earned the well traveled pair a third in Class 1000. Kory Halo-poff .and Bob Hansen finished fourth and fifth respectively, in that same division. The always-tough Halopoff/Letner combo laid claim to the 11th spot in overall scoring. Hansen mean-while, ended up 18th in that category, while also completing the order of Class 1000 finish-ers. Troy Pomeroy was credited with a nice third place finish in Class 100. Pomeroy's final time winning by over an hour. · Brad Meltzer was the only one in his class to finish the required four laps, taking of 6:39: 14 (46.0 mph) ranked ~----_h_o-::.m-::._e ___ th-::.e-::.C-::.l_a __ s_s-::._1_3-::.00-::.-::.fi_1_rs-::._t-::::._p-::._l_a_c-::.e-::.t_r<_o-::::._p-::._h.:...y._.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-=--,-~-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::.-::-_____ c_on_t_in_u_ed_o_n_p_a_ge_2_4 __ ~ Cindy Greinke had fast lap in Class 1600, finished third, and was In Class 1200 Matt Vaughan got a decisive win, taking first place by Dennis Beckwith had a troubled day, but still managed a fourth place seventh overall. over 50 minutes. in Class 1200. Page 22 December 1999 Dust-v Times

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Whit Courtenay and Phil Markert placed ninth in the overall standings, Jason Hatz and Vic Bruckmann fought a tough fight, came up second Robert Stapp, seen floating through the air here, took third place in while taking third in Class 1000. in Class 1600, by just three minutes in their Dunrite. the always tough Class 900 race. ;;;;::::;;:;:;::;:;:;::;::::::;::=:::::==:=============-=; Fred Espinosa had a long day in his Class 1200 Toyota, but finished third in the class. Dwain Walters tried hard, but couldn't get to the front of Class 900. H!3 Ron Satter's new VB Toyota powered Jimco, still in its 'new car" phase, 12th best ~n the day. Thomas Mangione had to work a couple hours of overtime (10: 18:55) to complete his six lap assignment. Mane:ione's determination was a close secohd place. took second in Class 100 and fourth overall. earned him a fourth place fin-place no) Mohr continued his ter chasing the Johnson Broth-nal time of 7:25:28. The winner ish in Class 100, and also com-domination. Mohr parlayed his ers throughout their undefeated averaged 41.2 mph and _put pleted the scoring in that divi-class' fast lap time (1:06:52) 1998 campaign, Mohr has nearly 43 minutes between him-sion. into an 11 minute victory over proven nearly as unbeatable this self and the runner-up. Deshane fn Class (second runner-up Dwain Walters. Af- season. Another stellar perfor- topped third place finisher John OUTSTANDING FEATURES INCLUDE: · WIDE SPANO ACROSS REAR CASTERS FOR ADDED STABILITY. Sport · All Aluminum 3 Pump · weight 32 lbs. · lARGE HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR FOR ADDITIONAL OIL CAPACITY. • INTERCHANGEABLE SIDE'HANDLE. • NEW LARGE BREATHER · FASTER ACTION · SELF BLEEDING • LIGHTWEIGHT, ALL ALUMINUM, CNC CONSTRUCTION Aluminum Skid Plate Great for Dirt Application 1, 2 & 3 pump Winston Cup Style lightweight - 34 lbs. 2 pc. 1 /2 alum- I /2 steel handle Prices start at $789.00 Pro Racer THE MOST AFFORDABLE JACK IN IT'S CLASS WHY PAY MORE, TO GET LESS? C3&0)295-343& BAIi PRESS INBIISTRIES -~/JMJ'JlJ9UM1lJ!J§iJ 1317 STATE IWY SIii • I/ABEB. WA SISS3 VISIT IS IN TIE WEI @ WWW.IPIIACIHPIIIICTS.CIM Page 24 December 1999 mance {7:09:14 and 42.8 mph) Strode for the overall 19th spot, stretched Mohr's winner streak and he also took fast lap honors to four and also placed him in {1:09:09) in Class 550. Tim 13th position overall. Walters Highfill raced his Class 500 ri-put up a gallant fight trying to vals into submission, winning snap Mohr's amazing win skein, easily in 7:29:25. Frank Hines but it was not to be. Walters' couldn't stick with the winner commendable effort proved sec- in the late going, but he did post ond best in Class 900 and re-that division's fast lap time suited in a 14th overall. (1:04:34). Highfill ended up It was Jeff Callaghan grab-16th overall, while averaging a bing the victory spoils in Class nifty 40. 9 mph. Robert Stapp 550. Callaghan (15th O/A) won (17th) followed the Class 500 comfortably over second place winner in overall scoring. Stapp finisher Marc Deshane, in a fi-Continued on page 26 .· Malcolm Bryce and Billy McCool, in a good-looking Mirage, not only won the 1600 class, but finished a nice 5th overall. Jeff Callaghan ran a steady pace in his 550 car, took the win and was also 15th in the overall standings. Dusty Times

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Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner piloted their Class 1000 car to fourth Mark Fodor ran hard all day, lost five minutes on the last lap, came up Mike Malloy and his stars and stripes beauty finished fourth in the in class, 11th overall. _____________ second in Class 1000, 3rd overall. very close 1600 race, only 10 behind the winner. Larry Gross had one bad lap in his Class 1200 Toyota, still managed a second place finish. Kurt Youngs had major problems on the last lap (this class did only four) but still took second place for Class 1100. Marc Deshane took second place in Class 550, but was about a half-hour down after problems. He averaged 37.6 miles per hr. raced to a good third place fin-ish in Class 900, completing his six lap assignment in 7:32:57 (40.5 mph). Dave Lawson checked in fourth and Darin McGuffin was along for fifth, to complete the order of the Class 900 finishers. "Wild Bill" Markel scored a long overdue victory in Class 725. Markel held off runner-up Steve Jacketti by 13 minutes, in a final time of 8:43:02 (35.1 mph). It turned out to be a rather forgettable day for Stacy Fay. SF was forced to make an uncharacteristically early exit during Lap 1, reportedly with a blown motor. The day was any-thing but forgettable for the opportunistic Markel. In addi-tion to posting the win, he took fast lap honors {1:17:42) and also assumed the lead in the Class 725 season points race. Speaking of season points leads, DennisSlettenhasvirtu-6:48:21 (30.0 mph). It was ally wrapped up this year's Class nearly an hour back to Fred Es-1100 title. Sletten blasted his pinosa, who finished in third rivals by well over an hour, and place. Dennis Beckwith com-took fast lap honors as well pleted the Class 1200 scoring, (1 :39:02). He completed his finishing an hour behind Espi-four lap assignment in 6:55:40, nosa in fourth. Daniel Fresh suf-while averaging just a shade. fered a TKO just past the race's over 30 mph for the day. Kurt halfway point, but he still man-Youngs could not keep pace aged to post the class' fast lap with the runaway winner, but time (1:17:16). he kept to his task and finished There were onfy three ve-steadily for the 1100 runner-up hides in Class 1300 and Brad honors. Meltzer proved tons the best. In Class 1200 action, Matt Meltzer assumed command Vaughan wasn't about to l~t this early on and never looked like victory get away. Vaughan put a loser. His Lap 3 time (1: 13:48) an emphatic end to his string of proved best in his class, and second place finishes, with an Meltzer literally won for fun in authoritative win. He proved 5:10:53 (39.4 mph). Class 1400 much the best on this occasion, also had a compact field of three beating runner-up Larry Gross taking part. Unfortunately, by over 50 minutes. The none of them were able to go winner's time was 5:58:05 (34.2 the distance. Searching for mph), while the runner-up com-something positive to report, pleted his four lap assignment in Bobby Quarnstrom took fast lap honors {1:21:01) and Steve Ruddick raced the longest (7:37:42) and the farthest (2+ laps). 1100 1200 1300 1400 1600 Dennis Sletten 174 Rick Wilson 105 Larry Gross 191 John Strode 226 Greg Crew 167 Kory Halopoff 231 Bob Quarnstrom Jr. 138 That's a wrap, folks. Congratu-Jason Hatz 313 lations are hereby extended to all Andrew Gaston 112 those heroic types who partici-Gerald Erstad 72 pated in this year's super exciting Jeff Callaghan 228 renewal of the "Barstow 300." Craig Turner 70 Helmets off to overall race win-Stacy Fay 129 ner Rick Wilson and to the fine Eric Heiden 52 folks associated with Mojave Donald Bundy 94 Desert Racing, Inc. Don't ·look Darin McGuffin 212 now, but the holiday season is Mark Fodor 240 approaching fast! And that means Kurt Youngs 116 the "Party of the Century" is just Dennis Beckwith 165 a few whoop-de-doos away. So it's Brad Meltzer 54 probably more important than Martyn Atkins 127 ever, that you folks remember to Cindy Greinke 283 please speed carefully! ■ Well, that pretty much cov-ers the highlights. In case you w·ere wondering, 77 vehicles were entered, 68 actually started, and only 32 were able to go the distance. Four racers completed all but their final lap, which certainly merits recogni~ tion. They were Andrew Gaston Joel Mohr made it four wins in a row, taking the win in Class 900 and finishing 13th (Class 100), Frank Hines (Class overall also. Fuel Sale's "Pro Cell" is our top-of-the-line racing cell that comes ready to install and it's backed by a lu/110 year warranty. 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BEST IN THE DESERT SILVER STATE SERIES • ROUND 4 Vegas to Reno - Tried and True overcomes Brand New By Mark Kariya Photos: Trackside Photo David Ondas and Shane Esposito took the Pro Open bike win in 9:24:47 and were the overall Overall victors at the Vegas to Reno race. · After two consecutive Pahrump, Nevada to the fin-said after finishing in 9:24:47. wins, Team Green's Destry ish near Patrick, a few miles "It wasn't bad. We just picked Abbott and Brian Brown were east of Reno. guys off the whole day." ready to try to make it three In the end, Team Green While Esposito and Ondas Tim Staab and Garth Sweetland ran Pro 4-stroke under 450cc and had a steady ride on their Yamaha to finish fourth overall, 1st in class. In the Over 30 Pro class, Mike Baxter and Ed McCoy, both from Carson City. NV, came home 6th overall, /st in class on a Yamaha. bott and Brown both rode the Interrta-tional Six Days En-d uro in Portugal a couple weeks before, along with Davis, Pearson, Paul Krause and others represent-ing the U.S. there. Asked what sort of adjustment it took to go from the tight, technical enduro to high speed desert, Abbott replied, "When I got home (from Six Days), I started riding my 500 a couple days a week just to get used to that. People are complaining about the rocks here, but it's nothing like Portugal -that place was rocky! It wasn't too bad (here)." Just after. the first road crossing, around Mile 30, Campbell had about 50 seconds of daylight on Davis, who led Krause by some 30 seconds; Krause had drawn the first start posi-tion, and all behind him started at one minute intervals. Jonah Street blasted by in fourth position on Honda's "B team" bike, the trusty XR600R he shared with Torsten Bostrom. in a row at Vegas to Reno, would come away with its moved steadily forward from Round 4 in the five race Sil-third straight victory in the their eighth position start, the ver State Series by Best in the series, though this time it be-leaders consisted of Camp-Desert. However, they faced longed to Shane Esposito and bell/Lewis and Davis/Pearson, formidable opposition in David Ondas for the first time with Abbott/Brown a few Montclair Yamaha's Ty this year. Esposito had minutes off the pace and try-Davis, who would team with claimed runner-up in the two ing to figure out why their former KTM standout Russell previous races, soloing at KX500 wasn't running spot-Pearson for the first time, and Tonopah and teaming with on. "Every check for the first American Honda's pairing of Ondas {who sat out the first five or six checks, we were Johnny Campbell and Jimmy part of the year with injury) messing with something try-Lewis on a brand new at Silver State. ing to figure what was wrong XR650R. Others had the po-"The day went great. We with it," Abbott said. Finally, tential as well, promising all started eighth; we were kind Team Green technician John involved an interesting 531 of bummed when we found Braasch changed the ignition mile battle from the start in out about that," Esposito and solved the problem. (Ab---------~---------------~ Davis finally got his giant killer YZ450F into the lead before Pit 5 at the Cottontail Ranch 180 miles into the race, passing Lewis on the alumi-num framed, liquid cooled XR that had been in country all of three days. A crash slowed motojournalist Lewis, who reported that a rock in the shadow of a wash grabbed the front end so violently that, "It just tore the handlebars out of my hands," and put him on his head. Though temporarily disoriented, he was in good shape, and so was the bike, with damage limited to scratches and bent handlebars (Answer ProTapers, no less!). It's a good thing too, as spares for the pre-production machine were nonexist-ent, and practically nothing from the older 600 fit. "It's kind of scary to be at a race like this without any spares for the bike," Honda's Bruce Ogilvie In the Pro 250cc class, it was Steve Hengeve/d and Doug Chiapuzio, Kawasaki, In the Over-40 class it was Larry Wright and Gil Grieve, on a Honda, who took who "°n despite brake problems. the win, finishing 10th overall. ---'---=--------:::=====.-----------l -~-V Johnny Campbell and Jimmy Lewis brought their Over-25 Experts, Dick Yardley, Trask Johnson and Cary Blake rode their In the Open Amateur class it was Alan Cameron, Jeff Engelke and Tony Weiser Pro Open American Honda home second, seven Kawasaki to a win and 15th overall. taking the win. minutes off the lead pace. Page 28 December 1999 Dusty Times 7

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Tim Fitzpatrick and Justin Drake, Yamaha, finished Billy Fullmer and Rick Daniels rode their Yamaha to secondinthe4-StrokeUnder450ccclass, and11th second place in the Pro over-30 class, and 8th Here looking for a place to land, Bryan Folks and John Strong, Christian Ques-t and Mark David Pearson got safely home with 2nd in Pro 250 Oberparleiter, all from Arizona, were second Over-overall. overall. on their KTM. 25 Expert on their Kawasaki. ----------------admitted the day before. "I "I didn't expect to pull son) and had another three minutes on him. It was look-ing really good. Everything and smacked that rock and Pearson crashed and broke his have enough confidence in away like that," Davis admit-the product that I'm sure it'll ted. "It's a fast race, and in make it unless rider error fast races it's real hard to pull comes into play." away. It's always made or lost ended our fight." hand. He managed to get go-Some time after Goldfield, Continued on page 30 It appeared that Davis in the pits, unless you DNF." would finally enjoy some luck "I kept that same pace, and and success at a Silver State I came into Goldfield (Pit 6 race in '99. He skipped the pit where he'd hand off to Pear-was going good, the bike was run-ning really good. Then Russ got on at Cottontail while Lewis pulled in for fuel, a-sched-uled rea r wheel change and topping off the oil (which took longer than anything). By the time Campbell pulled out of the pits, he was some four minutes in ar-rears but at least still go- Taber Murphy and Ken Patrick ran their Honda in the Pro 4-Stroke Over 450cc Seen here riding gingerly through the rocks, Bret Adam Evans and David Todd, both from Idaho, took Ajax, Nick Thom and Mike Thoma were winners in the win in the Open Expert class riding a Kawasaki. ing. class, and took home a nice 1st place, 18th overall. the Over-25 Amateur class on their Kawasaki. _Th_e~y_Wl_e_re_16_th_o~_e_ra_ll_. _______ _ HONDA Power Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER -Racer· and· Spectator o·iscounts •GENERATORS •WELDERS •GENERAL Pl.JR.POSE ENGINES •WATER PUMPS •OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWNMOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS •RIDING MOWERS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE Doest -=---¥ ... ::::-.=---::-= ,•ms~ · · 00 !\ .j ~ -..::-.... /il:r~ .. DEUVERY TO 1HE RACE'S AVAII.ABIE • PLEAsE CAIL AHEAD ..,., ~. ~--EX1000 KAWAGUCHI HONDA 3532E.3RDSi:Las~CA9C063•323.264.3936, 264.SSSS FAX 264.2136 Dusty Times iv1sA) SALES, SERVICE, PARTS lll·i HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST Nlthings easier. iai for op11mum (X'r!ormancc-and sa.fl!'ty. plt"~u.c te:id I.he O\\,1er·s m..:inual b...·fore Opc'[3.tlng your Honda Po1,1,yr Equipment. Speci/kaUon• subject to ct-..m~e 1o1.1thout noth.~ -•Esllm.Jte only. b:i:sed on r:itt'd load. ~Battery not indud(d 1o1.1th EM3500SXK I. £).15000S.XX I and EB0500$.X. + •With battery tr..1y" kit. wh«ls & har.~er. ConnttUon to hou~ po.,.·ier r~ulrf"S transfier d~1tt to .woi,1 pouib\e lnJury to pov.·rr company personnel. Consult .i qu3.llftrd rl«U1dan. December 1999 Page 29

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John Didier, Tim Barnes and Chris Fry, all from Vegas, teamed up to win the Expert 4-Stroke Over 450cc class on a Honda. Jim Sandefer and Jared and Leland Weqster put their Yamaha into first place in the 4-Stroke Under 450cc Amateur class. · ing again, but there was no! way he could continue at race pace, and he struggled to reach the next pit at Millers," Mile 263 west of Tonopah. · There, he got his hand iced and soldiered on to hand off the bike at Mina, Pit 8 and Mile 315, where Davis would be waiting for him. When Pearson showed up, of course, they were quite a ways down, but Davis resigned himself to at-. least finishing, but even that wasn't in the cards when the flywhed rivets sheared later in the race. This put the new Honda into the lead once more, with Lewis enjoying the moment -but not too much. "It was a little nerve-wracking because it's a new bike and stuff like that, there's a little more pressure," he admitted. wouldn't let it go and, in fact, slowly crept away. "Towards the end, I just maintaiued," Ondas claimed. "I knew we had a good lead; l was just trying to get it in. No sense in going wide open." Campbell rode the new but dusty XR across the finish 9:31 :41 after starting to earn the runner-up ·spot. "The new XR650 did exactly what it was supposed to do. It was plenty fast to win the race in near showroom condition. (Win-ning) would've been the ulti-mate goal, but I'm very satis-fied with the way it,performed and the outcome," he said. Mike Tyner and Brendan Lutes, California teen-agers, took first in the 4-Stroke Under 450cc Expert class on a Yamaha. . Leonard Duncan, Sid Scott and Loren Dimond rode their Honda to first place in the 4-Stroke Over 450cc Amateur class. Lewis went into more de-tail, saying, "I don't have any excuses; they just plain really rode fast and put time on us -a little bit of time here, a little bit of time there -and it just kind of worked out for them. They had some problems; it just didn't affect them. I saw the clutch arm was ready to pop out of the cases. Every-body has those races where they don't have any problems that affect them. They nailed it so they obviously deserve to win. "If it was up to die bike, we would've won, but it's not. You've got to add the human factor in there. We've had a lot of good races lately so ev-ery once in a while you've got to get second." Abbott and Brown fin-ished in 9:39: 13 for third but weren't terribly disappointed after all their troubles. "We've been really lucky," Abbott admitted. "The first three races, we won two out of the three, and we haven't had any problems. This one, I guess it all built up on us. Third in class - I don't know what we got overall - is still not bad, as far as points-. " wise. "I want to congratulate our other team -Shane Esposito and Dave Ondas -I'm glad they won it for Kawasaki. (Both of us) are still in the championship; we're one-two, and I think we're actually still leading it so we'll see what happens at Terrible's Town now." Fourth went to the Under 450cc Four-stroke Pro win-ning team of Tim Staab and Garth Sweetland in 9:52:04. Staab reported, "We started fourth in our class and I think around 25th out of everyone so we were pretty far back. I rode from the start to Pit 5, and there we were fifth over-all on adjusted time, probably 12th on the road, I believe. From there, we just brought it in. We were really dose with (Over 30 Pros Mike) Healey and Scott Morris most of the day, and they wound up break-ing. We had four minutes on them on adjusted time at Pit 11. I was pushing really hard to make sure we kept that cushion. They broke so we wound up getting fourth, which was good." Bostrom and Staab were fourth Open Pros and fifth ov~rall in 9:55:23, the last team to break 10 hours. Healey and Morris made it oh so close but ended up with a DNF when the gearbox on their KX500 reportedly broke near the finish. That handed the Over 30 Pro win and sixth overall to Mike Baxter and Ed McCoy on their trusty Carlita-backed YZ-F despite losing their brakes for a while. Best in the Desert chief Casey Folks started the Over 30 class after only the Open Pros and in front of the 250cc Pros for a change, after complaints that most 250s held up the vets, most of whom ride big bore machines. As usual, the older class put on quite a duel for their win with Baxter/McCoy hav-ing to contend with Healey/ Morris, the KTM 3 00 of Rick Bozarth and Daryl Folks (who By this time, Esposito and Ondas had second solidly in hand, but they sniffed dust and were looking for more. Esposito came into Pit 10 at Hawthorne right behind Lewis. Both teams changed riders, but the Honda crew also opted to do another rear wheel, and that gave Kawasa-ki the time needed to move into the lead for the first time with 163 miles to go. They Robin Brown and Lorin Noorda, both of Las Vegas, teamed on their Yamaha to take first-in the Over-30 Amateur class. Todd Davis, Bryan Martin and Doug Geist, on a Yamaha, ran first in the 250cc Expert class on a Yamaha. Scott Herweg and Doug Clagg, ran in the Open David Wilson and Richard Hersh, both Las Vegas Steve Pankas and Richard Purvines teamed up on Kurt Anderson, Steve Corrie and Jon Paynter came Expert Class on their Kawasaki, brought it back in riders, rode their KTM to a nice Over-30 Expert their Yamaha to take second in the Over-30 Amateur from Washington to take second in 4-Stroke Over 2nd place. second place, 19th overall. class. 450cc Amateur on a KTM. Page 30 December 1999 Dusty Times

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Curtis Moon, Dave Hagedorn and Jamie Graham, Yamaha, survived the rocks, to take second in 4-Stroke Under 450cc Amateur. Tim Ryker, Rick Jackson and Dave Skorheim, on a Larry and Kyle Beshaw, Glendale, Arizona, finished Chris Dabney and Paul Shafer, representing the Yamaha, were second in the 4-Stroke Under 450cc second in the 4-Stroke Over 450cc Expert class on Shamrocks, finished second in the 250 Expert class Expert class. their Kawasaki. _on_ a_K._a_l\'i_a_s_ak_i_. ___________ _ were DQed for receiving out-side assistance after running out of fuel) , and Rick Daniels and CHP officer Billy Fullmer who borrowed a well used YZ400F practice bike from Ty Davis. With Healey/M orris and Bozarth/Folks not figur-ing in the final tally, Daniels/ Fullmer took second in the class and eighth overall be-hind Baxter/McCoy. "I wish there was something that ac-tually h appened," Fullmer jokingly lamented. "We just rode." "This race is always fun -just riding through the hills, a big event, being part of it. That's all I really want to do is just have fun." Splitting the two Yet teams in seventh overall, however, was Team Green's Doug Chia-puzio and Steve Hengeveld, the 250cc Pro winners. "It went pretty good," Chiapuzio reported. "At the beginning of the race I got on the bike, and we had some brake problems -lost the brakes and rode with-out brakes for about 70 or 80 miles. We got that fixed - I think there was some air in the line -and as soon as we got go-ing, (David) Pearson had a crash which got us out in the lead. We just rode smart and smooth, and held it all day. I'd just like to thank Kawasaki, Pro Circuit, IMS, Answer, Alpinestars -without all their Michael and Eric Caudillo and Donnie Cambell, Kawasaki, took the win in the 250cc Amateur class. help, I wouldn't be able to be out here doing what I'm do-ing." David Pearson (Russell's even younger brother) did in-deed crash heavily or awk-wardly while leading the 250s on his KTM. "He didn't say exactly what happened," part-ner Bryan Folks said after fin-ishing. "I take it he made a mental error. He lacerated his stomach; you could see fatty tissue, muscle coming out -it was not pretty. I'm not sure how he did it." "I figured we had four or five minutes on adjusted time on the Kawasaki team, so ev-erything was really looking good. Dave w as just trying to get ahead of the Over 30 guys because they were in a heated battle. We had come up on them. We wanted to get in front of them if we could be-cause we're always thinking about the overall. John Kearney and Jim Robinson, Southern California low-desert folks, took first in Over-40 Amateur, on a Yamaha. Massis Chahbazian and Leo Turrini, on a Honda, took first place in the Over 35 Amateur class. "The most important thing -and we knew this coming into this race - is we had to get to the finish because I think this settles us into a very good points lead. I think all we've got to do is finish Terrible's Town (to win the 250cc cham-pionship). · Continued on page 32 The team of Howard Larson, Jerry Allen and Tom Jesmer, Yamaha, of Washington, took the win in the Over-48 Expert class. Visit our website to find out more about TCS at ~usty Times December 1999 Page 31

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Cory Ayers, Honda, who could ride in the Over-35 class, instead chose to go lronman Expert and solo it, winning for the second year in a row, in 11 :22:41. "I take my hat off to any-miles for me." Folks cruised in body who rides this race yet still finished second in ironman. They are tough, class and 14th overall. tough individuals. I figure I Rounding out the top 10 did about 370 miles of the were two interesting teams. In race, and that was too many ninth overall and fifth in Dwight Lowell, Charles Lamson and Gary.Jackimowicz, on a Honda, took the Quad Expert win in 12:38:27. Riding a Husaberg, Timothy Ramey, from Utah, took first in the lronman Amateur Class, soloing the 531 mile long event. Open Pro were Earrel Dalton and Graham Maclachian from South Africa on an FMF-backed CR500R that finished minus fifth gear. "We've al-ways wanted to come (race in America)," Maclachian said. "At the last minute, we de-cided. Well that's it. We're heading out now." "It took at least about 100 kilometers just to get used to the terrain, to read the ter-rain. The speed 's okay; a lot of our events ·back home are very fast." · "The riding here is good. The last 20 (miles) beautiful. Casey really puts on a good show, really well-organized." Gil Grieve and Larry Wright, on the other hand, are very familiar with the ter-rain, especially around the northern end of the course, as both are from the Reno area. Still, it was the first time ei-ther of them -or nearly every other competitor for that matter -had gotten to ride the last 25 miles. You see, it was on private property be-longing to Roger Norman, and he agreed ·to let the race run across his property for the first time this year. (He, inci-dentally, drove a Hummer to win Class 4100.) "I've lived here all my life, and I've never ridden that last 25 miles because it's private property," Grieve explained ... "That was fun. That's what· you ride dirt bikes for, is stuff like that." It probably helped that in addition to getting 10th over-all, the XR630R riders also earned the win in Over 40 Pro. Adam Evans and David Todd from Boise were the first of the Experts to show up at the finish, their time being 11 :24:00 on their KX500. Todd enthused, "It was a great day, an absolutely great day. This is our first Best in the Desert (race); we've been run-ning a little bit of National hare and hound - we haven't done a lot -the '87 Baja 500 was the last long race I've done." "I think we were out front by Check 8." Finishing just behind them physically was a trio from Utah: Cary Blake, Trask Johnson and Dick Yardley. Their KX500 limped in with only half the front tire on the rim, the foam insert inside nearly disintegrated after the team rolled on a single set of tires to get them to the finish., Still, it obviously paid off for them because they not only won Over 25 Expert, their 11:21:54 beat Open Expert winners Evansff odd for the overall Expert honors at 15th overall. One of the day's best rides had to be that of Cory Ayers who won Ironman Expert for the second year in a row, his time being 11: 22:41. "I don't think I did as good a time this time (as last year), but that's all righ t. It's a little rougher. I love th is race." "I was passing all day long, but the problem is they get me back in the pits because I've got to take a little more time in the pits to relax and get hydrated again and eat a sandwich. I ate two sand-· FAT. con. ra1u1a1111,~ class acts. ,.,,.;,.,w,*J4;:;11:···❖•······ :;1;l;il~ORE Class Champions Page 32 .w. .... ......... ..... ~~-·.w.~ ;--~:~~:sr SCORE Engine Builder of th~ ,Ye'ar:f 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996:~:. :;;:~-· . • i[!:!liffi.ce has also won the Class 12 Championship December 1999 • ,,, w .<, Plt9-!!rf~TR~H!QJffien~~ ~i JS.t~;.both Class PERFORMAICE 1558 No. Case • Orange, CA 92867 (714} 637-2889 • Fax (714) 637-7352 Dusty Times

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Kenny Parkins and Tim Redfern, a Colorado team, Lukas Lundin and Gamron Baily came south from From Japan, Masa Yamada had a great day, rode their Yamaha to second in the Over-35 Expert Ganada to finish second in the Over-40 Amateur finishing second in the lronman Amateur class class. division. on his Honda. ------_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-~-------------------"k and Yusuke Ogasawara claiming third 250cc Amateur as well in 20:44: 12. They weren't out there as long as lronman Ama-teur finisher Kevin Bearce, though; he n e e d e cl 22:06:49 on his Jerome Law navigates some rocks as he works his way toward second in the lronman Expert class on a Yamaha. John Gregory, Danny Rudd and Mike Johnson teamed on a Honda to take second in the Quad Expert ranks, at 14:01:47. Wa"en and Andrew Kruger and Todd Halvorsen, Honda before from Kansas, brought their Honda Quad to the finish seeing the as second Amateur. checkered flag wiches and a banana during the race and got off to go to the bath-room. I passed them, and they passed me back then I'd pass them again. What are you going to do? I started like the last class, besides the Over 48s, and I finished in front of the Over 30 guys. I had a good ride." He beat the next lronman Ex-pert, Jerome Law, by almost 33 minutes. By comparison, Timothy Ramey, the first lronman Ama-teur, needed 15:47:06 to reach the finish. Taber Murphy and Ken Patrick rode their big XR to the Over 450cc Four-stroke Pro win in 11:29:32, good for 18th over-all. Only one 125 la,sted, with Nate Pearson and Kellon Welch taking a well-deserved class win on their Husky in 13:51:54. On the Quad side of the fence, and no doubt looked forward to Steve Bellman and Doug Eichner nothing more than a hot shower were unable to defend their Quad and big bed to fall into afterwards. overall victory of'98, though they The final race of the series were the first Pro team to reach and the season will be the the finish, taking 13:31:31 to do Terrible's Town 250 at Pah-so on their Roll Design machine. rump on December 3-5. Most However, Honda-mounted Gary ~ --The only 125 to make it to the finish, Kellon Welch and Nate Pearson, Husqvarna, made it back in 13:51:54for the win. · interesting will be the battle for the Open Pro champion-ship with three teams having Marc McManus, from Las Vegas, took third in the lronman Expert Class, riding his KTM to the win in 12:02:27. a shot at it, though most other classes will also be up for grabs. ■ Jackimowicz, Charles Lamson and Dwight. Lowell needed· just 12:38:27 to complete the course, and that gave them both the Quad Expert and overall Quad honors. Stuart Barlow and Glen Walraven teamed up on another Honda for fourth Quad overall and first Quad Amateur in 16:17:52. The last motorcycle team to earn an official finish came from Japan, with Honda-mounted Tsuyoshi Fujiwara, Akira Naito • s a e o e 19 ow pis on '.a'S rs /O• 1 . • wide teflon coated piston wear band for use in extern~ bypa;,s with big tu es so that it does not drop into large ports. . .,-..,,.,,r-.,r, j" v -• sealed piston for low speed control ttan,pmg in external bypass. • high temperature stainless steel all "!2J2. 1 • • unique rod end design and material 6 to tis arid rod .-?nds from breaking. • high temperature Viton seals a d ~~g . .1, ' • large aluminum reservoir for incl 1's7'lhe9 sipation (2X) and weight savings. • 1" shafts are micro-polishe~ mr.or surface finish of a 3-5 RMS. . • stainless steel teflon lined swreri al beifrings with 1/2" or 5/8" ID spacers. • shock are all owner reb~able with n'o si:i'ecial toois to purchase. . . "r./' II Lt) ... ~ ~ Doug Eichner and Steve Bellman, on a Roll Design Quad, took first Quad Pro, 7wt~~ . ~ • L jgh flow (weld on kits ai ilable ). I Bypaj.s Tube S second Quad overall, at 13:31:31. ... ~"i" :-·tf-._!, ........ ·'. ·: .. •',.// ~-Glen Walraven and Stuart Barlow, from Georgia and Kentucky, rode their Honda to a Quad Amateur victory in 16: 17:52. Dusty Times • ~ aced to order or we!~ecl on by t~e""customer. iston for smooth damplng''transltions. • C 40 and heat treated 17-4 stainless for long durability. ing designed with low operating stress levels. ·r mountin for !he rear f bu ies and trucks. Custo rings for 3" shocks in . oc :springs available. We do custom shock work and vehicle se "lR Custom designed and mfg. shocks & parts av~ shocks, water cooled, pistons etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same person at designed all Kuster Shocks . King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 December 1999 Page 33

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MICHELIN SCCA PRORALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Main Forest ProRally By Darius Greene Photos: Jerry Winker Stig Blomqvist came out of retirement to take the overall and Open Class win in his Escort Cosworth. One of the largest fields ever for a US Performance Rally converged on Rumford, Maine, June 30-31 for the Maine Forest ProRally. The stellar cast for Round 6 of the Michelin SCCA Pro Rally Champi-onship featured America's top_ teams, plus five time Canadian champions Frank and Dan Sprong!. The headliner, though, was 1984 World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist. Blomqvist was driving the late Carl Merrill's Ford Escort Cos-worth as part of a tribute to Mer-rill, the area businessman and long-time series front-runner who had done so much to support the sport - much of it anonymously. This had been his home event, and the trib-ute was the idea of his former crew chief, Wee-Gee Smith. Missing from the field was seven time ProRally Champion Paul Choiniere, who was feeling the ef-fects of a viral inner:ear infection. However, defenchng Pro Rally Champion David Summerbell flew in to take his place, but iii a Hyun-dai Elantra, rather than a Tiberon. The rally started on Rumford's main street. Frank and Dan Sprong! led the 70 car field away with their Audi Quattro S2, driv-ing under an arch formed by the aerial ladders of two big fire trucks from the local communities. Cur-rent series points leaders Noel Lawler and Charlie Bradley were next, in their Hyundai Tiberon, followed by Blomqvist and Lance Smith, in the ex-Merrill Escort BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension, _with this advanced bump stop system. 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From the start of the first stage, Blomqvist showed everyone how it's done in the hugely powerful Escort - which had received some assistance from Gary Baker of Ford Motorsport Europe. Although sup-posedly retired, Blomqvist is any-thing but inactive. He works with Ford to develop the Puma rally car, and has driven in both European nqtional events and some WRC rallies. Interestingly, he was not concerned about America's "blind" (no practice) rally format, because most national rallies in Sweden also are blind. Most of the rally roads belong to Mead Paper, which offered a great deal of assistance to the event. The remaining roads belong to International Paper and Seven Islands. The course frequently had European character to it. However, there were numerous "gotchas" right in plain sight that somehow got lost in the texture of the road surface. It wasn't long before they hit. Production GT leader Gail True~s crashed only a mile into Stage 1. She hit a tree, flipped and landed upside down in a ditch -narrowly missing a photographer. As she climbed out of the car, her first words were to the photogra-pher, "Did you get it!?" The obvi-ously shaken photographer's re-sponse was "No." Dean Fry and Don Kennedy suf-fered two broken rocker arms in their Open Class Subaru Legacy and retired on Stage 1. However, December 1999 The Production Plymouth Neon of Evan Moen and Tom Young glows like a Halloween pumpkin on a night stage. Team was winner. the engine ran so well that they Ramana Lagemann and Bill couldn't tell anything was wrong Washburn swerved to miss a large until they completed the stage. rock in the dust on Stage 5. they Demetrios Andreous and John ended up in a culvert with a holed Bellefleur crashed hard within fuel tank. That put their Produc-sight of the finish on Stage 2, after tion class Volkswagen Golf GTI missing a downhill 90 left. The car out. reportedly cleared a small bank and . As trams came in from the first ended up in a ditch. day, there weren't too many sur-. George Pisek and Reun Phillips prises, not up front anyhow. retired their Audi Quattro with a Blomqvist and Smith had everyone blown head gasket on Stage 2. Ivan covered. The Sprong ls were a and Olga Orisek withdrew their minute and three quarters back in Open Class Quattro when the en- second, followed by Lawler and gine abruptly quit after they'd had Bradley. overheating. Jon Nichols and Mike Koch Right-rear suspension damage were the surprise Group 2 leaders, to their Group 5 Dodge Charger seventh overall in their Yolks-put Leslie Suddard and Marc wagen Golf GTI. Bill Malik and · Goldfarb out of the event. Mean- Christian Edstrom were second in while, a truly bizarre problem class in their Volvo 240. Seamus kayoed Chris Havas and Eric Burke and Mark Williams surprised Tremblay. Jhe·~rubber ;vibration- many by taking the Production GT damping portion of their· crank lead in their Mitsubishi Galant shaft pulley failed, leaving them YR4, ninth overall. Cal Landau with-no drive for the belt that turns and Eric Marcus we·re breathing the alternator and water pump. down their necks in their Mitsubi-They were out near the end of shi Eclipse. Stage 2. · Henry and Cindy Krolikowski led Jim Anderson and Martin Group 5, 14th overall in their Dodge Dapot also fell victim to Stage 2, Shadow, with Mike Hurst and Rob which actually was Stage 1 run in Bohn just 4.2 seconds behind in their the opposite direction. A surpris- Mazda RX-7. The Mendhams were ingly big "yu_mp" resulting in a hard on top in Production in their Nissan landing that failed the right front Sports SE-R, with Evan Moen and shock on their Group 5 Honda Pre- Tom Young just over 30 seconds lude. back in a Plymouth Noon ACR. Bill Malik and Christian Ed- The surprise of Day 1 had to be strom had ignition problems in Seed 6 driver Alex Aristoy and vet-their Group 2 Volvo 240, causing eran navigator Ben Greisler. They the engine to sputter at times. stormed through the field in their The early failure of both front Open Class Audi 90 Quattro and shocks cost Karl Scheib.le and Gail gained an amazing 31 places. McGuire about two and a half min-Day 2 wasn't quite as oppressive. utes, making the likelihood of a It was partly cloudy, warm, humid third consecutive Production class and still plenty uncomfortable. Fifty-win in their Volkswagen New four cars took the flag, and were Beetle pretty slim. Later, Ted and joined by teams running in the Mead Lise Mendham, who would lead Paper Club Rally. With the Club Production for quite a while, hacl. cars, there again were 70 starters. to cha:nge the right rear shock on Jamaican chargers Dean Panton their Nissan Sentra SE-R. and defending ProRally co-driver The early morning rain worked champion Mike Fennell had lost a wonders in quelling dust on the fairamountoftimeonstage5onDay first four stages. However, Stage 5 I. Dust was responsible for much of was an absolute dust howl. Char- it, but they also had a turbo hose lie Bradley reckoned that he and come loose, dropping power precipi- ' Noel Lawler lost 40 seconds to the tously. In the end, it mattered little, Sprongls there. Competitors were though, as they retired. · ·very happy when Stage 6, the first By Stage 8, Blomqvist and day's final test, was canceled be- Smith had more than two and a cause of spotty communications in quarter minutes on the Sprongls, the area. who is turn had about 7 5 seconds The factory Production class on Lawler and Bradley. The Daewoo N ubira of Peter Malaszuk Shraders were less than four min-and Derek Szerejko ran well until utes from them. Malik and Edstrom Stage 4, where a large rock wedged (Volvo 240) opened about two itself between the skid plate and minutes on Gerald Sweet and Stu-the right front control arm. They art Spark (SAAB 99EMS) in replaced the twisted control arm Group 2, and were in the top ten. and soon were back on their way Henry and Cindy Krolikowski again. (Dodge Shadow) had about a minute Suspension problems finally put on their chief rivals in Group 5, Mike Karl Scheible and Gail McGuire Hurst and Rob Bohn. Early PGT out, ending their quest for a· third leaders Cal Landa~ and Eric Marcus straight Production class victory. Continued on page 36 Dusty Times

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• • I I A rainstorm dampened the early stages of the event, but when it dried out, dust was a factor. Here Bill Malik and Christian Edstrom, Group 2 The Dodge Shadow of Henry and Cindy Krolikowski navigates the Greg Healey and John Macleod, were Production GT winners and victor, navigate a turn. hazards of Rumford. Team was Group-5 winner. 12th overall in their new Subaru lmpreza . Frank and Dan Sprong/, from Canada, put their Audi Quattro into Alex Aristoy and navigator Ben Greis/er, head their Audi 90 into the second place in the Open class. sun on their way to 6th Open and 9th Overall. S ER R PP AUTO ETER LEE C C YOUR OFF-ROAD SPECIALISTS! PHONE:(714) 441-1212 FAX (714) 441-1622 2366 E. ORANGETHORPE AVE., ANAHEIM, CA 92806 en :::> b <( (.) en ~ UJ UJ :I: 3:: UJ z :::; a: UJ 1-z UJ (.) en a: UJ ~ co <( ..., ~ en a: w ~ u:: z o!S ~ Designed by Raceco in 1990 for military use, re-designed by McKenzie's for Off-Road use in 1994. 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After which was followed immediately by five and a half flips and rolls, they the "whump" and cloud of blue ended up off the road on their roof. smoke that spell the end of an en-Stewart received a broken arm, gine. Looking at the hole caused by Marty ~as sore and thoroughly the thrown rod, Doc half smiled and bruised. said, "Well, I guess I'm gonna have Stage 8 also gave Mile White and to rob that bank now." Garen joked Mike Ronan a hard time. A duff fuel that they had actually been worried pump and filter left them chugging - about the alternator - before the along unril the crew could make re-start of the stage. Despite the dam-pairs to their SAAB 99 GTi. age, they still finished fourth over-The final stage was a paved half all. miler that ran through the heart of Last across the line were Rumnford, as well as the Mead pa-Blomqvist and Smith. Blomqvist slid per mill. More than 2000 people the Escort Cosworth through the jammed the course - and they loved Dunkin's Donuts turn perfectly, in a every second of what they saw, as the fitting end to their mission to honor 48 remaining cars strutted their stuff. Carl Merrill. The course ended with a 90 left They were the overall and Open past Dunkin' Donuts onto Congress class winners, with a time of 1 :39:58. St. and through the flying finish. To Bill Malik and Christian Edstrom add to the occasion, cars ran in re- brought their trusty Volvo 240 to the verse order, so that the fans, com-Group 2 win, sixth overall, at petitors and workers would have a 1:54:16. The Krolikowskis had the chance to applaud the rally's winners field in Group 5 covered in their while the event was srill underway. Dodge Shadow, seventh overall with Noel Lawler and Charlie Bradley a 1:54:27. Greg Healey and John really pleased the crowd when they Macleod drove their new Subaru collered a big orange traffic barrel lmpreza to the Production GT vie-placed in front of the Dunkin' Do-tory, 12th overall at 1:57:15. Evan nuts to mark a nasty curb. Moen and Tom Young drove their Eric Burmeister and Mark Plymouth Neon ACR to the Produc-Buskirk didn't let a flat right rear tire tion win, 18th overall with a 1 :58:56. on their Group 2 Volkwagen Golf The drive of the rally, though, GTi bother them. The tire almost went to Alex Erisoty and Ben came off as they flew up the hill and Greisler. The Sedd 6 driver took the Dunkin' Donuts turn, but brought their Audi 90 home sixth they made it and the crowd showed in the Open class and an amazing their appreciation. Bryan Hourt and ninth overall. ■ Dusty Times

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CORP TECATE FIESTAS DEL SOL 200 Tarnel· and Medina Mankey With ·nrarzan·· By T any Tellier Photos: Mario Vasquez Manuel Herrera put his very fast Ford Class B truck into victory circle, as well as second in the overall standings. the Puente Cachanilla gas line road. Perhaps therein· lies the story of the overall. Slick Vic Brockmann performed one of his too trite "Gee, I think I'll go race tomorrow" SoCal scenarios and tossed in Timmy Lawrence for the final section. They were the first "1600" and Third Overall. Sixty-nine seconds back was the hard-charging Hector Garcia in the "Pacho" Curry FabNentura Special. Victor Herrera was Third in this too tough class and Fifth Overall. "1600" in CORP is as tough as anywhere. Miguel Tomei and Jaime Medina teamed in their Toyota powered Class 10 car to take the class victory as well as the overall win at CORP's Fiestas de/ Sol race in October. "Five-Sixteen" favorite Rick Fouquette and Allan Gregory fell on hard times ... or hard jumps ... and driver changes and the necessary gas Edmundo Fernandez was there for stops took place down at the RM30 the win over 12 small VWs. The point, off the Canon de Guadalupe Antonio Gutierrez "5" car replaced Road. Not much fun for friends and a CV ... and won! The refreshed family. Navarrete "9" ... Leonardo and· In this knock-down, drag-out event, the Union 76 "Ten" Toyota of Miguel Tomei and Jaime Medina emerged with the well deserved Overall at CORP's annual "Fiestas de! Sol" desert race. They were never seen without the right pedal to the metal. And that's back home in Ensenada! The "Fiestas de! Sol" is run in conjunction with the Mexicali "counry" fair and always had a good turnout, particularly at Tech which was held directly in front of the Fair Grounds entrance. Everybody goes to schmooze and hang out ... and who does it better than Miguel and Jaime? No one, of course! And winning is right down their alley. The win was not a freebie, of course, as two had to reckon with the blistering "Tarzan's Toy" Ford pickup of Manuel Herrera, who finished nine-ish minutes back and "1600" -winners Vic Bruckrnann and Tim Lawrence finishing another 19. TIIECOURSE Although the "Sol 200" used "used" sections of the stark Sierra Juarez desert, Joaquin Rodriguez M. and CORP put together a challenging race course. One thing that was "challenging" was the fact that there were three laps of 70 miles each. The main pits -located at the Salida-Meta Line - would, therefore, be available only for either 70 or 140 mile services. But most racer teams wanted to split the race down the middle, so the The course had sand washes; Alejandro ... beat the usually strong bladed two trackers; alluvial fans and Gomez "NTN" car by almost an hour. bajadas; "piedrasgordas"; a modicum Michelle Gastelum was the of angular, tire-eating rocks, and even Overall Sportswoman in her" 5" car. a "Bonneville" flats section along Whoa! She did the two laps in Laguna Salada. The north side of the 3:24:43. Michelle runs with free fuel, highway was ridgelines, "acueducto" too. As if that makes a difference.-access roads, and gas line tracks... Armando Cota was the Safari which were probably the most winner. dangerous part of the course, with The Pros did three laps and the poorly executed road cuts and loose Sports persons (Oh, too P.C., huh?) rock. Man-made sections are usually and Safaris went two. There were 64 the spookiest. Mother Nature is Pros;32Sportsrnen;andsevenSafaris pretty much a good ol' girl... DB Cats for 103 entries. The last Pros of the suck. 29 to finish was Class 7's "Johnny" All Pro cars were required to J an Carlos Cabrero in 9:42:41. complete three laps while the PRO CLASS 1 successful" l ls", the Sportsmen, and Hard To Please? Perry McNiel the Safaris did two. was quoted, by reliable-but-TIIE RACE anonymous family members, as saying Yee and McNiel were, on paper, that the Jimco's Type N "needed the team to beat in the "Jimco 2000", more motor." The race plan was to of course, but T omel and Medina have Perry get in after Yee and do have been showing flashes of the final half. · brilliance lately. "They" say that Luck (About EU Yee, there is just one Yee. is where opportunity meets Heistherecorddriverintwocategories: preparation and the two Ensenadans Class 1 and Class 7. it seems he starts grabbed the opportunity, con mucho in the Class 1 and when finished with gusto, when Eli went on his lid and his part of the "1 " race, he closes the was a one lap DNFer. The jovial race in the "7" truck [swapping twosome could not just sit back and positions with Perry McNiel - Ed.] .) relax for the Overall, however, as the It was not to be. No witnesses were "Tarzan Toy" Class 8 of Manuel there ... as Yee was the clear race Vic Bruckmann and Tim Lawrence teamed in their Chenowth to take the win in the Herrera was on the gas, hard. Herrera leader... but evidence suggests that ;;:16:;;;00:;;;;cl;;:ass;;:;;' ;;;an_d_fi_m_is_h_fh_ifd_o_ve_ral_l. ------------:========-w_as_s_id_e_lin_ed_fo_r_a_pec,__n_·od_ng_·c....h_t_n_e_ar __ S_r_.,got, somehow, out of control along the western margins of Laguna Salada and went over - and over -and encfed upside down in the Jimco. The car was seen on its top ... all four "legs" sticking up ... with Eli crawling out. Yee was taken to Mexicali for medical observation. Tales tell of "confusion", hinting at, perhaps, a concussion but partner Perry McNielseemed unconcerned ... which is a good sign. Class Results 1. Elizandro Yee v. Perry McNiel - 1 DNF - 30 - 40* *Denotes CORP Championship points leader. PRO CLASS 10 The T omel "7 6" car really worked well and, in their able hands, was unbeatable. The team had been fast, in the past ... they were dangerous at Santa Veronica but were only held back from the Overall by a narrow course and the dust. Or so they told me. They averaged almost 53 miles an hour in this race. Jaime Medina told on himself: "At 'The Primm' 1 followed a Las Vegas racer ... 1 thought that HE would know the course in that terrible dust. Well, we racedfrom.RM19 ... back to '9'!" (That was why Ron Dalke and I saw him pass us in our" 12" car. He then soon tore off an A-arm in the Interstat.J! underpass tunnel.) No matter ... the "76" team looks like they are fun to go racing with. The ex-Bartoletti Lothringer single seater was racing under new management. Jose Alfredo "Bebe" and Elias Canchola had the Mendeola's single seater out for their inaugural trials. They were adding a second carb return spring in Tech. Canchola reportedly had told Medina that they ... the brothers ... were going to well, you know. They did not. DNF. Local desert strong man Raymundo Santos de! Prado did one pre-run lap with rebuilt shocks. One lap too many. DNF. Class Results 1002 Miguel Tornel/J aime Medina - 1 - 3:59:27 - 1 - 43* 1005 Jose Alfredo Canchola - 2 -5:05:56 - 8 -16 Class 8 points leaders Gustavo and Ricardo Coronado came home Jorge, Enrique and German Ramirez were third in Class B, last of Hector Garcia uses all his rear suspension as he tries to chase down second in Class 8 in their Ford. their class to finish all three laps. the leader in Class 1/2-1600. He finished second. Dusty Times December 1999 Page 37 .._

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Edmundo Fernandez and Federico Montes, in a 5-1600 with great graphics, took the Class win by just seven minutos. 1004 Eduardo Ramirez - 3 -5:37: 16 -13 -29 PRO CLASS 1600 Adam Pfankuch showed up with a new fresh Fat engine in his yellow Kernco. After an extended period on the Fat dyno Mike and Greg had discovered that there were three extra ponies lurking in their engine. "We got three more at4000 (rprns)", Mike smiled over a fat stogie. They had changed the air filtration system to the now common "Donaldson" canister style by UMP. It was decided that Adam was going to solo-drive the race and "drive it like Mike paid for it!" He did. Adam broke the motor, bad, at RM2 on the first lap. _Such an inauspicious beginning for such a new motor. Adam and Hector Garcia now head to San Felipe - from Mexicali -tied for the class points. I hope that there is a story therein ... The Quick Vic Report: "Not much to say ... I passed everyone in the first 40 miles. I gave the car to Tim Lawrence with a four minute lead over Pacho. Then next time I saw Tim, Pacho was all over the back of him. I knew if we finished in front we'd win -but if we got passed, we needed to stay right behind to win. Tim got hung up in lappers and Pacho passed him and proceeded to pull away. The a miracle happened! In the last ten miles, the UMP air box came off of the carb on my car, -;r. / ... w....:· and managed to lock the throttle wide open ... and (that) made Tim drive that "1600" the way you are supposed to drive, as fast as you can and Tim held onto the car and gained enough time to finish right on Pacho's bumper and gave us the win and a good third overall." Hector said that his engine started to heat up on his last lap. Coolers vs. cleaners, I guess. "Not bad for a car that hadn't been prepped since before Primm and still had my spare tranny and a motor that has 12 races on it. I didn't really come prepped to race ("Quack" -Ed.), but luck was on our side and we got our fourth win of the 1999 season. I just got back from pre-running Baja 1000 with the same car and I still haven't prepped it." Victor Herrera was racing with Mario Ledezma, Jr. in the ex-Randy Persky and Russ Root two seater. They took a close third behind Pacho ... 63 seconds back. Hector Garcia was only 69 seconds behind winner Bruckmann. Herrera had a right rear flat that they caught as it was just going down. The chase crew was along side on the graded road so they pulled over and had a quickie swap coming out, unfortunately, just behind the "Alaska" Herbie. Then Cesar Cons and Simon Ruiz got by before they got up to speed. Matt Sherard: "Yeah, the first lap was great. We (Matt and brother Colby) had the car working perfectly and we were flyin'. Brothers Alex and Leo Navarette shared the driving and took the Class 9 honors and 9th overall. I believe that we were about fifth overall and that we actually had a couple of minutes on Bruckmann when we started the second lap. Unfortunately, at about Mile 5 of the second lap, our throttle stuck wide open so we had to loop back around to the main pit. We fixed it and worked our way back up to third, but then at Mile 5 of the third lap the car died. It was sort of a blessing though. A distributor wire came off, but when we got out to fix it we noticed an inch-wide hole in our brand new exhaust, and the fact that our tranny had cracked completely off of its mounts. Basically the motor and tranny had been bouncing off the skid plate for the last twenty miles -Ouch!! We accepted our loss_ and called it a day. It's too bad because I wanted to see how long we could hold off Vic." High Rollers The word on the track was that Martin Gonzalez had a side bet with Miguel Barraza: whoever won ... won the.other's race car. ! When the "Auto Stevens" car limped into RM30 it appeared for all intents and purposes that Martin Gonzalez had lost his car. But he said that he had passed the "Sonja Ferro" car some miles, at RMI, back as a DNF! Martin had broken the left rear torsion bar ... not the Dog Ear ... and had no replacement handy: He also had a flat left front tire. "I got them at the same time," Martin laughed. A hard driving man, indeed. Before the start, Martin had asked me to ride with him.· But I already had a date. I coulda have flipped a coin ... or a car ... to make the choice. There are a lot of personalities involved in this class. Gonzalez was still re-racing the last race: "Vic (Brockmann) wanted to get me after passing him at 'Santa Veronica'." Jeff Anderson took over big brother "Bo's" single seater ... for his first race. "He did a seven mile test loop and said 'I'm ready!"' Randy also said that Jeff "was pretty pale at the start," however. Early in the race, Jeff radioed that "I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING!" So what? So he hit Rick Fouquette and me, that's what! Class Results 1609 Vic Bruckmannffim Lawrence - 4:27:50 - 3 - 26 1606 Hector Garcia - 2 - 4:28:59 - 75* 1610 Victor Herrera -3 -4:30:02 - 5 - 20 1607 Cesar Cons/Simon Ruiz - 4 - 4:50:58 - 7 -35 PRO CLASS 5 Gerardo Gonzalez' "Puro Valley" car broke early, then Ruben Garcia's "Baja Desert" did the same. Which left smooth sailing. Almost. Antonio Gutierrez's #501 stopped for a crew change and Victor Romo added a liter of oil to the Type N engine. There was fluid everywhere ... mainly out of the power steering. They run dual "Donaldsons" ... does this mean they get six extra horsepower, Mike? Passenger Jorge said that the "clutch ####-ed up", exhibiting damned-good "bad" English. Class Results 501 Antonio Gutierrez - 1 -6:20:25 -22 -45 502 Gerardo Gonzalez - 3 - DNF -NIA-67* PRO CLASS 5-1600 The little Bug class had it all: wrecks and long repairs and a new winner. And, unfortunately, an injury. Carlos Gonzalez' #561 had reported a "broken leg," injured in a roll-over ... which then became a hurt ankle. The "rescate" sent out a pickup with emergency equipment, including a back board. The CORP emergency fund is working, as designed. Carlos Davila got Second in the toughly contested class, seven minutes behind the winner . Fernandez. Carlos got a rear flat off the starting line then had to stop to get a new spare. Coulda had that win, otherwise. The Fourth Place Covas team came into their 13th race with a flat rear, stopping to get a new spare. Antonio's Tale I had been asked to ride the last half of the race in the black "5 51" of the Casanova family -it would be my first "5-1600" ride. "Victor (Romo) has dialed the car in. It hauls butt," swore driver Rick Fouquette. Too true. Rick hauled butt, too. Rick St. John said that if I liked it I could buy his 1998 Championship car. The Casanovas are moving up to a "1600" for next year; power steering, Foo! Whatcha think? Tech Tip: Victor goes to the not-inconsiderable trouble to TIG-on a lateral external boss to the engine cases for the oil cooler "Out" line. This avoids any clearance problems with drive belt installation on the engine's crank pulley. I got in, as Edgar Casanova bailed, as planned. We left the RM30 change just behind the "5" of Antonio Gutierrez, who had a little problem getting up to speed. l:lowever, he eventually got some distance on us with the Type IV and we soon had rare air. Rick's plan was to be aggressive for two laps then see where the team lay within the class and adjust as desired. At this point we Victor Herrera and Mario Ledezma, better known as 5-1600 drivers, Antonio Gutierrez and Cesar Rodriguez were the only finishers in Ruben Garcia didn't manage to get to the finish line in his Class 5 car, took third 1600, 5th overall in this event. Class 5 Pro in their green convertible. still earned second place for his efforts. Cargos Davila and Yiro Sanchez had an early flat, which might have Oscar Venegas, from Rosarito Beach, put his tidy red car into third Ivan and Tony Gomez, always tough competitors in Class 9, finished made the difference. They were second in Class 5-1600. place in Class 5-1600. _in_s_e_c_on_d_,_pl_a_ce~th_is_tim_e. _____________ _ Page 38 December 1999 Dusty Times ,,

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Francisco Fernandez and Lalo Mayoral, current points leaders in Class 9, took third place. Jesus, Miguel and Pablo Gamino finished second in Class 7 and 19th in the overall standings. Johnny Cabrera and Jorge Solis had a long, hard day in their Ford truck, but managed to finish third in Class~7_. ~~~--= already had the lead and were extending it by every mile. Our main competition, the Allan Gregory car, was reported to be undergoing a · lengthy stop of major repairs ... but Rick kept the pressure on. The right handed pedal, anyway. Plan your work; work your plan. The climb out near the Highway was flawless and only the uphill sand wash near RM40 raised the engine oil temperature to any (F) degree. Rick drove the ridgelines with grace and ease, singing the Victor Romo engine, sliding the turns. Rick, who solo-drove, was very deliberate in his choice of lines and wasted little time or motion through the corners, keeping the "VR" 1600 up on the pipe, as it were. The suspension was keeping all the wheels on the ground and in control. The car was amazingly smooth! I didn't even have to hang on. It was all smooth going ... except for a series of deteriorating rollers just out of Checkpoint 2, where the final one had a facing lip. That tossed the rear of the car high in the air with a sharp jolt. We agreed that we would remember that section next time. (Yes sir, we would, indeed, remember that section. Roger that.) We would then catch up to Armando Bravo's "lH" Scout along the highway and could make no headway through the dust. And when we got on the south side ... where it was smooth ... that was where Bravo's beast could go fast. We cheered like school girls when he stopped to pit. On our third lap - along the flat margins of the Laguna - Foo pointed out where he had seen the Eli Yee Jimco on its top. Down south, coming back north, the car became "busy" as the rear shocks finally got up to temperature ... and beyond. Per his plan, and due to the suspension warming to the occasion, Rick backed off a bit through the endless whoops. The bladed Canon Road certainly looked inviting! But leaving the RM30 access point, the engine suddenly began to rise in oil temperature and Rick could not carry third gear, requiring second over toward Jones' and the right rear where, before, he had been toyµ1g "Thing" drum was shattered into a with fourth! In fact, we were so off "pentagano." I wandered in a daze ... pace that Jeff Anderson felt reviewing the "Champ to Chump" compelled to hit us! And dent us! scenario that had seemingly befallen Unacceptable. us out of nowhere. The incident was (Rick had been a perfect oneofthose"gettingoffthepacethat gentleman with the Sportsman and, works" and losing the correct rhythm. particularly, the Safari cars that we Evidence suggests that the hub broke caught, Ricardo Cons and the # 12 when we hit the lip and the release of-Miguel Gonzalez: "No reason to of"strainenergy"gavethatcomeran hit them. Only hit class competitors added boost ... sending us up and over. for position." Not that we wasted Leo and his crew got us overunder anytime, dillying or dallying. He the shade and we radioed Gustavo showed the car to the drivers then Casanova and Romo that we needed made his move. The other cars were a drum and a spare tire. While the all on top of the situation, thank you.) car looked like Hell, Victor quickly "Flat tire!", Rick intercommed! assessed that, hey, we could continue. That explained it all, as I had been He disregarded the chewed up brakes monitoring the "T (oil)" with on that side and fitted a replacement increasing gloom and doom! We drum./ stopped by a down-and-out 5-1600 Romo is the strong silent rype who and bummed a full sized tire for the doesn't get flustered when things rear, albeit on a steel wheel. We don't run right down the tracks. He · wrestled with his jack then, decided simply ponders the situation, to use ours. A group of chasers came implements a plan, and then attacks by with the tire and we left them the the problem without an arm waving. jack. I am glad that I did not have to "He wouldn't gei: excited if he was cany it... on fire," is an accurate description. Everything was back to normal We were off. An hour or two and we left for the finish holding down. about a 20 minute lead and cooled We finished with a taco'd left rear down shock. (Bien Y bueno!) As we wheel, a big BFG Alf on the left rear, left Check 2 we both motioned and Super Traction Kings on both "slow" over the cross drainage. But right wheels, one with a good dent. The car still worked pretty damned "Johnny" Ford of Juan Carlos bueno. We got Fifth but arch-rival Cabrero was sporting the "X/S Gregory's crew did the dirty deed and Botique" logo. The car was running got Allan and Steve to the Checkered very fast. But they faltered and would in Sixth... taking the class be the last of the Pros. Butthey got a championship point lead by eight finish, huh! George Islas runs the I-with only the Mexicali-to-San Felipe beamed Toyota. race remaining. I cracked a rib or Islas' truck lost the bed, the hood, two... the fenders, and the race. Those . Pregunta: Would it have been beams stayed put, however. better to go with Martin Gonzalez? Class Results Class Results 703 Elizandro Yee/Perry McNiel 554 Edmundo Fernandez - l - -1-5:31:40-12 -53 5: 17:40 -10 - 66 718 Jesus Gamino - 2 -6: 10: 15 -556 Carlos Devila - 2 - 5:24: 12 -19 -23 11 -61 702 Juan Carlos Cabrero - 3 -579 Oscar Venegas -3 - 5:57: 13 - 9:42:41 -29-14 15 - 44 (NOTE: The leading racer in this 555 J.A. Covas -4 -6: 10:45 - 20 - class is Alberto Gonzalez, with 57 106 points. He did not race this event. 551 Rick Fouquette (solo) - 5 -Yee and McNiel could do it.) 6:33:30 -24 -101 PRO CLASS 7S 559 Allan Gregory- 6 -9: 11 :55 - "Who ARE those guys?" Steve 28 -114* Moore and partner Dave Ahles ran PRO CLASS 7 their yellow and white Mazda bone-Perry McNeil said that they blew stock 2.21, truck in Pro for the first the engine in their "7" racer so they time. Their first race, ever, was in the used the pre-runner. (If Perry didn't San Felipe 200 where they entered exist, I would have to make him up. Sportsman class. Their truck has a But I don't.) How;; about this: Perry 9-inch Ford rear end with 6.00s and had his "tubes" tied the day before the a spool. They bought the 2WD from race. ! "They told me to wait 24 hours Brett Smith, a Fud racer, via Baja before any exercise," Perry looked at Concepts. That pesky Richie Minga, his wrist watch. "I'm OK!" again! The new (to me, anyway) blue Continued on page 40 as we hit the last lip the rear of the car was kicked high in the air. The VW did a forward flip hitting the right rear corner of the engine cage and was thrown violently to the right ... and when it came down it was pitched to the side, rolling and tumbling. Clouds of red dust obscured our vision but we could hear crumpling sheet metal... and periods of dead quiet ... as the car tumbled and'flipped. TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC (When we had changed the tire I had no time to latch the submarine "crotch" strap so when we went ass over teakettle I was riding pretty loose in the harness.) My helmet hit the grab bar and broke the tempered glass overlay. My sunglasses were pushed up onto my forehead, causing several gashes that bled worse than they really were. The engine cage was pushed way CONGRATULATIONS Mike Julson, driving Ron Satters Toyota Powered Jimco at the SCORE Primm 300 (3rd Class I )and to Ron Satters, driving his own car for a great finish at the MDR Barstow 300 (2nd Class 1 ). Race And Win With Transaxle Products Transaxle Engineering Jeff Field 9763 Variel Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311 Chad McNeil and Eli Yee took the win in Class 7; using their pre-runner when the race car's motor blew before the race. 818-998-2739 Dusty Times December 1999 Page 39

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Steve Moore and Dave Ahles, in a very stock Mazda, had a flat and lost a couple of gears, but still won Class 7S. "The car was kinda wrecked and we got it for $5,000," Ahles explained. "It would not be real competitive in SCORE ... we just try not to break it." They run triple Foxes up front and dual 2-1{2 Doetsches on the rear: "Two of those are leaking now." Tires are 33x10.5 BFG "Mudders." This race was "dramatic," as Dave put it. "Steve drove . the first, the quickest lap and we were one minute behind." Like most everybody, they swapped drivers at the 100 mile point. "After that we were Third. We saw ("Bachy" Diaz) in the rocks. At the bottom of that steep up hill by the Highway - with the left tum at the top - I punched it and it didn't tum! Instead it popped the tire off the rim!" Five or six guys jumped right down and helped me. (Bachy) got back by me there." · "Into the second lap we had a half a minute on Sergio Duron and stretched out a good lead with 50 miles to go. Then I lost third gear (on the five_ speed manual transmission) ... then fifth. In the whoops along the highway I had to run in second cause I couldn't do it in fourth! The transmission sounded like a bag of loose change! I just could not get on top of the whoops ... I had to roll through. I knew that (Sergio) was trying to make up time." Sergio was trying his damnest to catch up, he hit a bank so hard that he broke the "A" pillar on the cab. "That guy hammered! 11 Steve and Dave drove solo and swapped chaser jobs: "We only had r one chase plus two buddies in the fuel J?its.11 Shoestring, indeed ... so the $600 purse and the 30 gallons of Union 76 racing fuel mean a lot. "And Bob Hynes (RLH Race radios) gave me a $50 certificate ... even though he is not a listed Contingency donor!" Duron was dose all day but any downtime would doom their effort as Moore and Ahles only stopped for that one flat and the driver change. Onward ever, backwards never. Duron's truck was so nice and quiet. Notes: #721 is Oscar "Garcia's Tune Up"; #724 is the "Indio" Ford of Refugio Fonseca; and the #701 of Oscar Rebeles has a W I D E front end. The tires are almost totally outside of the fenders. Class Results 722 Steve Moore/Dave Ahles - 1 - 5:55:19 -14 -21 723 Sergio Duron - 2 - 6:09:45 -18 - 79* 7 4 7 Refugio Fonseca -3 -6:36:03 -25 - 57 748 Jaime Soto -4-6:42:55 -26 -37 725 Pedro Mercado - 5 - 7 :31 :54 -27 - 37 PROCLASSS There were seven Pro "8s" at this race with some of the usual Sportsmen trucks making the big leap to the "'dinero" ranks. Armando Bravo entered his yellow International and Jorge Luis Ramirez made the move up to "Pro" in his "Central T ransrnisiones Autornatica" Jeep -fitted with new LeDuc. "SAW s" on all four comers. After five years they took the big CT A Honcho and cut off the rear portion of the body, reducing the cage to reasonable dimensions... and losing a goodly amount of weight in the process. The Jeep runs a 400-inch small block. .. "The only way to go," according to team member John Murillo. "It's nothing fancy. It is a way for all the guys to get together and have fun. 11 Right on. "Everything on the car is done after work. 11 The self-prepped car runs their own TH400 by CTA owner Jorge Sergio, Armando and Pedro Duron teamed up in their beautiful Nissan Refugio, Martin, Romulo and Jorge Fonseca brought their Ford back Hugo and Rene Avila took the Class 11 win in their green sedan, to take second place in Class 7S. to the finish line in third place in 7S. ·completing their two required-laps in four hours and 48 minutes. DS THE VOLKSWAGEN SUPERSTORE 915 w. Foothill Blvd.• Azusa, CA 91702 • Ba 0·227•5165 626-334-4951 • Fax 626-334-4729 Page 40 December 1999 Dusty Times

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Luis Ramirez. Crew members include Patricia Encarnacion, .Enrique "Huevo" Ramirez, who is the "Main Man," and his brother German Ramirez. The idea was to change crews every lap to share the wealth with Enrique, Ruben Martinez, and Rafael Gonzalez getting their day in the sun. The move was in their best interests, obviously, as they finished all three laps in Third Place, 16th Overall. The "Tarzan Toy" T ecate team of Manuel Herrera is a definite enigma covering a mystery and wrapped in a conundrum. Trying to get an interview from these guys is like speaking to the CRA: mucho jive and no info. "Oh, the engine is a 3 51 Cleveland by 'Billy' of Ensenada." Hmm. "We're sponsored by T ecate ... like (CART star) Adrian Fernandez. You'll see how we go tomorrow." Hmm.Hmm. Well, they did pretty bueno, taking Second Overall, nine minutes behind the Dynamic Duo. On their second lap they roared through the Dusty Times remote pit scaring the bee-jeezuss out of a yellow" 11 "! (Gustavo Coronado did the same to the Flores "Once.") The Toy had some trouble at RM38, blocking the course and forcing racers to pound through the Cholla. They eventually got back into the old Rob MacCachren Ford and got back on track for the class win. The crew was out of the car and their future looked pretty uncertain ·at that time. The triple-bypass-shocked Ford is trailered by a huge, gold, Western-Star conventional Diesel flatbed semi. Armando Arce's ancient but-so-hip high-boy "Henry'' was brought up Guadalupe Road on a string. Can you imagine that rig at the Reno "Hot Summer Night" rod run? It'd kill em all! #807 is "Dry Eyes Racing." Is Dr. Carlos Ibarra an ophthalmologist? See ya later! Class Results 802 Manuel Herrera - 1 - 4:08:57 - Z -57 800 Gustavo Coronado - 2 -4:30: 17 - 6 - 66* 849 Jorge Luis Ramirez - 3 -6:08:54 -16 -15 PROCLASS9 Leonardo Navarette had a new front bumper by Curry -how revealing! Their cunning plan, which worked to perfection, was to have Leo run the first two laps then buckle in brother Alejandro for the last one. The Lalo Mayoral car did the job for the two with a clear-cut victory and Ninth Overall. Tony and Ivan Gomez had Ivan starting and Tony . getting in for the final tum. Points leader Francis°co Fernandez took Third. Ron Plunkett drove up the Guadalupe access road to try and tend to a broken left arm. A ball joint arm. They hammered and beat and then were sittin' and lookin' and waitin' along with "Bo" Anderson for some time. They were down for well over an hour. It appeared that there was a disparity between the parts on the car and the spares: No fit. Class Results 949 Alejandro y Leonardo Navarrete - 1 -5: 16: 10 - 9 - 79 December 1999 Michelle Gastelum, Sportsman Class 5 points leader, took the win in her class, and beat all the other Sportsman in addition. 902 Ivan y Tony Gomez - 2 -6:09:12-17-75 901 Francisco Fernandez - 3 -6:15:19-21 96* 948 Luis Rivera - 4 - 6:32: 18 -23 - 70 PRO CLASS 11 The little cars ran a close race with the top four cars finishing within 25 minutes of each other. Winner Hugo Avila - "El Toro Viejo" - closed the gap on points leader Gerardo Montijo to ten. Students of CORP events may Continued on page 46 Page 41

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FRT SUPERSTITION 250 Hovey Takes The overall By Judy Smith Photos: C&C Race Photo Chuck Hovey said his old Raceco worked great on this course, and he took the overall win at the FRT Superstition 250 in October. Chuck Hovey drove his old Raceco hard and had some good luck, to take the overall win at the FRT Superstition 250 in mid-Oc-tober. This popular event, a late after-noon into night race, attracted 3 7 entries, all wishing for a breeze. Unfortunately, the usual sunset-. time wind (often a gale in that part of the world), didn't materialize, making it a very dusty event. Since We, Would Like.. TD Ildrodau, Two Ntu4r Vuuurs To Our Lid Of Fuu.,Mtutufacturu WE WELCOME: TRAILMASTER SUSPENSION AND BOATEC FIBERGLASS PRODUCTS FOR TRUCKS TAYLOR PLUG WIRES SPIRAL OR. 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Everything would be closed down at midnight, so late running vehicles were to be flagged in if they couldn't be back around by then. The track was de-scribed as "fairly rough" by Hovey himself, who also predicted that particularly since· the cars were starting only .15 seconds apart, the dust would be "bad." He was so right. . The eight laps proved to be more than some classes could ac-complish in the allotted time, but they all had a good time trying. Hovey's biggest problem turned out to be Reuben Wood, over from Arizona in his Jimco with the new 3.3 liter Subaru motor. He says he's using a junk yard motor. Ironically, at a Fud race earlier in the year Wood was passed by John Mark-ing, running a Subaru in his Jimco, and that convinced him it must be a motor to try. Since then Marking's been unable to make.his Subarus live (he's tried several, and has gone on to other brands), but Wood may be getting the problem solved. At first he had problems keeping the motor oiled up (as had Marking) and once he solved that it became a problem to keep it cooled. He found a nice big junk yard radiator, originally belonging to some model of Chevy, which he ·installed between his rear 8own bars, and he had no cooling prob-lems at this event. Hovey, who runs a 2800cc Type IV motor in this car (it's his old one) had the lead at the end of the first lap, but he was just one second ahead of Wood, who'd been the first car off the line. He'd had clear air, but Hovey is more familiar with the FRT series territory. Josh Waddell, in his Chenowth Millennium with 3.3 liter Honda Acura NSX motor ran third. In fourth it was Dewey Belew and Frank Ibarra with a 2180cc VW motor, and Rod Stolz, in a Chendwth powered by a 2586cc Type IV motor, was fifth about 29 seconds later. Steve Mamer, who was r{inning a 1776cc powered car, didn't make the first lap. It would probably have been a frustrating day for him at any rate with the smallest motor en the block. At the end of the second lap, which was the fastest of the day, at 30:42, recorded by Wond, he was in front, but only by 23 sec-onds. Hovey, who was now second, had lost a brake line and had to make repairs. Waddell still ran third. Stolz moved up to fourth as Belew and Ibarra lost about nine minutes. Through the third and fourth laps they ran in the same order, the two leaders very close on time, and Wood had built his lead to only a minute and 53 seconds by the end of that fourth lap. Actually, it wasn't Reuben in the car anymore, but his older brother, Tom, who hadn't raced since about 1991, but apparently hadn't forgotten much. He got in at the end of the third lap. During the fifth lap the sun was very low, and parts of the course heading west were very difficult to drive. It was time to turn the lights on, and Wood found that his were badly adjusted, so he stopped to have his crew try to fix them. At the end of the fifth lap Hovey had moved into the lead, on the road as well as on paper. He'd got by the Wood car when Tom was momentarily· confused and took a wrong trail for a few mo-ments. Hovey now had just over a minute. And Waddell was gone. Stolz moved up to third place, do-ing all the driving himself, and hav-ing no problems. Their laps had all slowed significantly as it got harder to see, and they were even slower next lap as the sun sank behind the mountains but the dust continued to hang. Hovey thought he was _in trouble on Lap 6 when he ran out of gas. He later said he'd used 30 percent more fuel for this course this year than he did the last time he drove it (you know what they say about a little knowledge being a dangerous thing!), so he fizzled to a stop mid-lap. Fortunately, one of Stolz' crews was nearby and they generously dumped five gallons of fuel. in his tank to keep him run-ning. Hovey was very grateful! Hovey had light trouble too, and kept using different combina-tions trying to get the best visibil-ity. Wood was stopping every lap to try to get his aim better, and he was also lost at least once more. Hovey went on in front to take the win by 15-1/2 minutes. Wood was second, and Stolz took third place. None of the others made it back to the finish. In Class 10 the first lap lead belonged to Marc Flores to his_ Toyota powered Jimco, as he re-corded the fast time for this class at 33:02 for the 28 miles. John and Blake Reed ran second in a 1650cc Rabbit powered Jimco, and Rich-ard Beck and John Vermillion, in a 1835cc VW powered car, ran third. The Reeds were driving in a race for their very first time. Fibres kept a steady foot on the throttle pedal, and built up his lead, with Beck and Vermillion now in second, and the Reeds only 20 seconds behind them. Flores did two more very consistent laps, building his lead to a half hour and putting his car into third overall. Beck was still second, with Reed Dusty Times

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Jeff Searle found the going tough after dark, as the dust hung over Jim and Cameron McGinley ran a steady pace in their Sportsman 5-Jody Mason put a new high-horsepower motor in his Ford and then the course, but was quick enough to win Class 5. 1600 car, to take the victory. ~ra_n_o-ff_w_i_th_t~he_ C~la~s~s _B_w_in_._~~~---~-~-~~ about 15 minutes back. queen bee, it choked and sputtered the expected exciting race between came Malcolm Bryce in a Mirage On the second lap Reynolds' Flores put his brother, Joseph, and quit. A battery had leaked acid him and Edgmon was not to be. that looked good but sounded lead grew to a minute and 40 sec-in for the second half of the race, and ruined a cable, but even fix-Edgmon broke on the second lap ratty. He'd already been lost a onds. It was still Laputz in second, and he lost about ten minutes ing that didn't help, because it and was not seen again. Norton couple of times, a11:d then somehow and now Hammer and Ferguson changing the alternator. He held turned out to have a faulty ignition moved up to second, and that's all developed a hole in a sparkplug were third, about six minutes back. the lead, as BeckNermillion and module, and had to be towed away that was left. Allen also faded out hole. He pulled into the pit and In fourth, only 30 seconds behind the Reeds followed along in order. from the start line. on the second lap. Mason had no parked permanently. But his mis- them, was Graves, and Clute, af-But it was the last lap for the Beck/ Jody Mason, who to everyone's major problems. They lost about fortune was other's good luck. ter a longish lap, was fifth. Vermillion car, and the Reeds surprise, had not won the last race, eight minutes with a flat and a few Since they were leaving early they Reynolds stayed in front for an-moved up to second. had a new motor for this one. It's a minutes with a flat and a few min-had left over homemade chili other lap, and he had over four On the last lap Flores broke all 351 Ford, but this power plant puts utes with an alternator belt, but (thanks to co-driver Billy McCool's minutes on Laputz now, with the bolts in one of his CVs, and his out 511 horsepower according to otherwise ran around like clock- mom, Carol), which was delivered Graves in third and Hammer and crew scrounged up just three of Jody, and he liked it .a lot. He work. In the wide open spaces of hot and ready to eat to the timing Ferguson three minutes behind them to patch him together and ticked off the fast lap for the class, the dry lake that led into the start and scoring crew and the media. Continued on page 44 send him on to the finish. He made at 36:57, and went into the lead. finish, the course was marked with it in, rattling and clanking, about Robert Edgmon, who'd been stakes and some snow-fence laid a half hour later than expected, but quicker at the last race, was 20 sec-out to create a chicane of sorts. still in first place. The Reeds, onds behind him. In third it was Mason came through there every who'd lost most of their time on the Vance Allen in his Ford, only nine lap as if he was on a truck. Other fifth lap, said their only problem seconds later, followed by Jeff drivers floundered, wandered liter-had been that "Dad (John) got Norton, with a 350 Chevy, about ally in circles, missed the chicanes, lost." Both had raced bikes in the five minutes back. Rick Taylor who or dragged them along, but Mason past, and when asked how they has a Ford with a 4.5 liter motor, knew the way and stayed precisely liked their first race in a car they didn't get his first lap finished. on it, approaching the start/finish said they "liked it a Mason did another good lap, but check from exactly the same angle lot." - every lap. Great fun to Class 5 started watch. He took the win next, and their day by about a half hour, wasn't exactly sue- with Norton in second cessful. Todd place. Stemmerman, who In Class 100 it was a was powered by a good race for a while. Ri-. 2280cc motor, had chard Burnworth had his the first lap lead, but 2180cc Chenowth in the was only a minute and lead, with the fast lap for 19 seconds up on Jeff this class, a 3 7 :58, just Searle, who claims 14 seconds ahead of 2380ccs in his engine Mark Gilliland in what d e p a r t m e n t . he calls an "Old Stemmerman's 41: 26 Raceco." Burnworth had was the quick time for ~~------~ ---- ~ a flat on Lap .2, but Gil-this class. They stayed Terry Brown and Bill O'Brien, in a Ford, covered one more lap than liland had some problem close through the sec- second f?lace,_ took the win in the Small Truck class. that cost him about ten ond lap, Stemmerman minutes so Burnworth still leading, and kept the lead. Gilliland through the third lap. poured on the steam on Then Stemmerman Lap 3 and caught back didn't come around up to within two minutes any more. Searle did of Burnworth, but then another lap, then he had a long fourth lap stopped by the offi- and never came around dais at the start/fin- again. Burnworth, al-ish, to find out what ways enthusiastic, went his status was. He was on. He ran four more reluctant to run more steady laps, to get the laps than he needed class win by overkill, and to get the win. To finish a very nice third quote him, "you can't overall. see s-t out there!" The 1600 cars took But he went out and Dave Perea and Trey Somers teamed in the old Class 9 Jimco and off next, and in this did another lap, a tookthewininspiteofabrokenballjoint. groupthefirstlapleader relatively slow one, was veteran Steve just to cement his Reynolds, who had 49 win. And then he re- seconds on Steve Laputz tired from the fray. in his Chenowth. In There were a pas-third it was Kevin sel of. big trucks here, Graves, in his Class 9 snorting and blowing Jimco. He and his co-smoke, and all but driver, Eric Williams, one actually made it had their 1600 car al-to the start. Larry ready prepped for the Wyatt's Ford (an old upcoming Baj a 1000 Walker Evans truck race. Joe Hammer and in Ford sheet metal) Tod Ferguson were had trouble starting, fourth in their Mirage, then ran roughly, and and Jody Clute, who just while pit crew people barely got to the race on buzzed around like Andy DeVercelly IV teamed with his dad, Andy Ill, and recovering time, ran fifth. 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Tony Steingraber. always a tough competitor in Class 5-1600, had a Reuben and Tom Wood teamed in their 3.3 liter Subaru powered Jimco, Steve Laputz had to dig and push a couple of times, but he still put his good day, and recorded another win. got lost, but finished second in Class 1. Chenowth into the 1 \2-1600 victory circle. him, followed by Clute, who'd had times, but later reported that he Clute, nearly 40 minutes off the rienced pit man, Jeremy Spirkoff power steering when they blew all an even longer lap. was having a terrible time finding pace, with Andy DeVercelly III, had to pull him out. It cost them the belts, managed to finish their Reynolds didn't make it through his way. He said the dust was so who'd taken over for his son, just about a half hour, but Dale was in sixth lap and get the win, with the fourth lap, and Laputz moved bad that he'd occasionally follow four minutes behind him. Andy trouble also, so he didn't catch up. Dale in second place. Quite ob-into the lead. Hammer and Fergu- someone who was apparently lost, had recorded the fast lap for the Frederick and Self had a miserable viously; the course was too tough son now held second place, with find himself in the soft stuff, and class, dust and all, at 38:43, his time on this lap, losing over an to let this class complete eight Graves in third, having been lost a stuck. He had to get out of his car adrenaline pumping extra hard ap- hour, but they were still moving. laps in the allotted time, but they couple of times as the sun set and (a one seater) several times, to dig parently. It's a wonder that he By the end of the fourth lap, had fun trying. the dust thickened. Clute was and push his way back to the hard could push the car like that, its when Brown got out and O'Brien Behind the little trucks, Class 9 fourth, and in fifth it was Andy stuff. At the end of the fifth lap he little motor must have been strain- got in, they had a lead of about came to an untimely end. Scott and DeVercelly IV, who'd broken a had a 15 minute lead on Hammer ing to move his considerable bulk an hour and a half. Dale, who Bob Plunkett led the first lap in throttle cable on Lap l and lost a and Ferguson, who were eight min- at that rate. later said he'd "had too much their Chenowth, with the fast time lot of time with the repair. utes up on Williams, who'd taken At the end of Lap 6 it was still fun", got stuck on that lap and lost of 4 7: 33. Dave Perea, in the old Laputz was running very steady over for Graves. In fourth it was Laputz in front, with Williams now about 50 minutes getting moving Hovey Class 9 Jimco, was second, up to second in that Class 9 car, as again. Brown and O'Brien who'd while Julie Kern got partway into Hammer and Ferguson lost ten replaced a bent drive shaft some- the lap in her Kernco and lost the minutes and dropped to third. The where along the way, had a lead transmission. Co.driver Eric Will-De Vercelly car had moved into of over two hours at the end of iams got no driving in at all. fourth, and Clute was fifth. Lupe Lap 5. Dale broke a tie rod and The Plunketts disappeared on Garcia and John Aguilar, who'd flattened a tire on the fifth lap, the second lap, leaving Perea out been running some good laps, had nearly tipping the truck up on its there by himself. He completed begun the evening with two very side. By the time he was repaired two more laps (both taking over an long ones, never quite caught up, and moving again, he had no time hour to complete) and put co-Of Rodends & Spherical Bearings • BACKSAVER • FIREBOTTLES • BATTERIES • SETRAB COOLERS • SILICONE HOSE NED SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT§ • MOTOR OILS • GEAR OILS • GREASES • COOLANTS WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER SERVICE WE §HIP UP§ DAILY TO ORDER OR FOR MORE INFOFRMATION CALL 800.959. 7757 OR 562.427 .2375 Fax: 562.426.5294 CHECK DUT DUR PRICE§ DN THE WEB AND DUR HUNDRED§ DF NEW ITEM!i AT: www 2865 Gundry Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90806 Page 44 IZJ II a Ill and finally dnf'd on Lap 7. for another lap. In the meantime, driver, Trey Sommers, into the Laputz kept moving Brown and O'Brien, who lost their driving seat. Sommers broke a ball ahead steadily, stayed in joint on his first lap front, and took the win. and had to be towed Hammer and Ferguson home. But the team moved back to second was pleased to get the at the end of Lap 7, but victory. then couidn't finish In the 5-1600 class their last lap. Too bad! Tony Steingraber re-Graves and Williams corded a lap of 42:55 moved into second spot, for the fast time, and finishing nearly an hour put himself into the behind the winner. The lead. But it was hardly DeVercellys, who'd had an issue, because to replace a battery on Frank Bongiovanni, the seventh lap, found who is ordinarily a fin-themselves finishing isher, ran an incred-third, about 17 minutes ibly long lap, at three later. Clute also Jeff Norton ran his 350 C.I. powered Chevrolet hard, made it a good hours and 41 minutes, dropped out on the last race, and took second in Class 8. and then parked. lap. Steingraber had a race The small trucks going with Jim and started next in line, and Cameron McGinley, from the beginning the in another 5-1600, but lead was held by Terry they were running as brown and Bill O'Brien Sportsmen, so it was in their Ford. They had actually two classes. their ace race-prep man, Steingraber did five Craig Stewart, back in good laps, apparently their corner, almost having no serious completely recovered problems, and got his from injuries received at win, while the McGin-the Baja 500 in June. ley car went around Their first lap, at 42:25, three times, with was the quick rime for pretty good times also, the class. Rex Dale ran for the Sportsman second in a 2800cc Father and son team John and Blake Reed finished second in Class points. powered Toyota truck, 10, a good finish to their first try at car racing. The FRT season with James Frederick will end on New Year's and Bill Self in third in eve, with the a four liter Toyota. Dunaway Dash, gener-Harvey Jernigan and Ed ally the racing and so-Brown couldn't get cial event of the FRT their Ford around for season. It should be the first lap. the perfect way to eel-Brown and O'Brien ebrate the historic new (Brown was driving) ran year, so far from com-another good lap, and puters and Y2K prob-increased their lead as lems that they won't Dale lost 15 minutes matter. By the time with a problem. Freder- the racers and crews ick and Self lost about hea<l for home all the a half hour, but kept fuss should be well running. On Lap 3 over. Or they can just Brown got stuck in the Richard Burnworth took the win in Class 100, and ran such a good camp out there until it silt and his ultra-expe- pace he finished third in the overall standings also. goes away. ■ December 1999 Dusty Times

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MID AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MADRA News 99 Lincoln Trail Off Roaders played host to the Maora Fall Classic, Oct 2 & 3 at Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park, lo-cated near Casey Illinois. The weekend began on Friday af-ternoon with some members setting up their camp sites and pit areas early. Although we were still doing some final flagging and course marking, the "Long Course" was avail-able for pre-running by noon Friday. The long course mea-sured just over 2.9 miles this year. Saturday morning tech and registration opened at 9 a.m. with the drivers' meeting right on time at 11 a.m. The meet-ing ran a little long due to the amount of announcements for the 2000 racing season. Quali-fying started 10 minutes late at 11 :40, but we breezed through qualifying and man-aged to get back on schedule by the first short course heat race at 1 p.m. The women's race was the first race of the day. Next we· began the heat races. MAORA runs all Pro and Sportsman classes three heats with fastest qualifier starting first in the first and third heats and last in the second heat. Results from all three heats are totaled to determine over-all winner. MAORA "Quads" ran first followed by Pro Trucks, Class 12 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, and last Class 9. Normally after the heat races are over the club fea-tures a Go Cart race for begin-ners followed by a mechanics race, but due to a light rain and equipment problems we were forced to cancel these events despite some sad faces from child and adult alike. By dusk all the racers, track support, club officials, and their guests gathered for pay backs and awards presentation in the MAORA hospitality tent. Saturday's last club event was a pot luck supper and bar-b-qued hog supplied by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders. After supper, while some changed from sprint motors to enduro powerplants or 'fixed what had failed that day, a few of us started the real racing. RACING THOSE BENCHES!!! Sunday tech and registra-tion opened at 9 a.m. and al-though most drivers had al-ready registered for the 100K all had to tech. After a parade lap following an 11 a.m. driv-ers' meeting, all entrants were allowed to top off their fuel cells and make last minute ad-justments. At 12:30 the first wave of Sportsman Buggies started with a Formula One type start. The classes were started about one minute apart. The next out was 1/2-1600, then Unlimited Sports-man Buggies, followed by Class 9 and last Pro Trucks. The track was fast with little dust and both river crossings were fairly dry. Class 9 driver Doug Hafner of West Lebanon Indiana crossed the finish line first 1 hr. 46 min. after the 12:30 start. Doug averaged a speed of 32.8 mph with best lap of 39.8 and a top speed of 85 mph by Doug's tech. Following the 1 00K for the "Diehards", MAORA pre-sented a long jump contest. Just for the record, Greg Spear of O'Fallon., Missouri won with a jump of 87 .5 feet flying a 1600 car. This weekend's event has become so popular that for the 2000 racing season MAORA is proud to offer a Long Course Series in addition to their schedule of eight short course events. The Long Course Races will run on Sundays in conjunction with Saturday's short course races. Feel free to join us for the 2000 racing sea-son. Race Director, Larry "Tippy" Tipsword MAORA Long Course Se-ries 2000 All races will be at Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park, Casey Illinois. May 7 l00K July 16 100K Oct. 1 200K Fall Classic Long Course Series Fees Pro Classes $60 Sportsman $30 MAORA Membership $50 3 Day Pass $15 1 Day Pass $7 12 and Under FREE CAMPING FREE For general information contact: Walt "Wolfman" Flack @ (21 7) 987-6568. For tech information con-tact: Steph Sabo @ (618) 327-9312. Don't forget, it's time £or your gift subscription to members of your crew, your maiden aunt·, or anyone else you would like to read about you and all your marvelous undertakings . in the world of off road. Send in your gift subscription now! Dusty Times December 1999 PIKES service center Baker, California Celebrating 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ... THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours Mobil. SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES I BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON Helmets SNELL 95, SA 95 FOR SODA Complete Blower Systems for single or double seat cars. Helmet conversions, cool boxes, Complete line of PYROTEC1, FILLER Safety Products & BEL Motorsports. We ship UPS daily. From $299.00 Helmet & Skirt 5153 Bowden Avenue~ San Diego -CA-92117 - 619-279-2509 HOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-3376 Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fi>( IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fast-Fill" dump cons. Both new products can save you race time. Race Sman-Be Safe l 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619_) 6~!·08_03_ Page 45

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Coflr?m r~~ate recall that Avila was DQ'd at Santa Veronica. That alone cost him five-plus-five points and whatever race points were accrued. You do the math. Class Results 1133 Hugo Avila - 1 -4:48:58 -81 1101 GerardoMontijo-2-5:00:50 -91 * 1147 Fernando Flores -3 -5:12:51 -50 1149 Carlos Macklis -4 -5: 14: 10 -29 1148 -Miguel Mexia -5 -6:41 :57 -66 SPORTSMAN CLASS IO The green machine of Adolfo Arellando took five hours for his win. Points leader Carlos Herrera's "Herrera Trucking" was a rare DNF. Class Results 1060 Adolfo Arellando - 1 -4:59:50 -9 -17 1051 Carlos Herrera - 3 -DNF -NIA-53* SPORTSMAN CLASS 1600 Francisco Pacheco, not to be confused with "Pacho", was the winner, runner-up, and last place class finisher. Class Results 1699 Francisco Pacheco - 1 -4:14:35 -5 -15 SPORTSMAN CLASS 5 Michelle Gastelum absolutely hammered the Sportsmen with a 41 mile an hour average. The Pro 5 . winners h:ad a 33 mph average. Mike Ground's car was running very badly. Ground "putted" into the remote pits and stopped for a lengthy discussion but no work. They carried on. But not to the finish, however. Guadalupe Ceravantes was sounding real ragged and also would not finish. Class Results 548 Michelle Gastelum - 1 -3:24:43 - 1 -36* 521 Martin Lizarraga - 2 -6:21:41 -15 -32 522 Hector Ramirez -5 -DNF -NI A-29 SPORTSMAN CLASS 5-1600 Rene Prieto -of the Ibarra y Prieto team - tore the engine off the transmission flange in a heavy, roll-over accident. The starter ring gear was visible from afar. Luis Torres, with a beat-up (or "in") top, stopped to let the passenger get out and wiggle the right rear wheel. Then he grabbed a water jug and conrinued. But not far. Who's Who: Jorge Ruvalcaba is "Los Pistoleros"; Arturo Cervanrtes is "T ractorland"; and Jose Angel Soto is "Mi Compa y Yo" ... "My Buddy and I." Class Results 583 Nazario Orosco - 1 - 3:47:25 -2 -57 581 Arturo Cervantes- 2 -3:54:29 - 3 -105* 586 Marco A. Troncoso ~ 3 -4:02: 16 -4 -67 587 Jorge Ruvalcaba -4-4: 18:34 -6-48 590 Julio Vazquez -5 -4:42:37 - 7 -37 592 Gliserio Hernandez - 6 -4:49:03 - 8 -20 588 Sergio Nieto - 7 -5:01:22 -10 -45 599 Jose Angel Soto --8 -5: 12:41 -11 -18 584 Arnulfo Lopez - 9 - 5:28:19 -12-52 '• · 582 Javier Me<linf--10 - 5:39:52 -13 -36 SPORTSMAN CLASS 7S Class Results_ 769 Jose Villa - 1 - 6:29:40 -14 -45 SPORTSMAN CLASS 9 None of the Sportsman Challengers could do the course. Class Results 951 Juan Mayoral - 1 -DNF - NIA -20* SPORTSMAN CLASS 11 Antonio Pena had to race two laps, like the Pro 11 s, and would have finished only Sixth "Pro." Looks as if "Sportsman" was a good choice. Class Results 1166 Antonio Pena - 1 -6:42:09 -16 -38* SAFARI Winner Armando Cota's white single seat buggy (#11) had a great race with the VW of Ricardo Cons (#55), the points leader. These guys don't get a lot of PR but they had only a couple minute gap at the finish. And these cars can only run one shock. #12 Miguel Gonzalez is a white VW with BLUE checkers. #41 VW is from the Tropico Motel. #61 Lorenzo Dojaquez operates on steel wheels with single Doetsch Tech dampers. The new (?) wiring was well detailed, looking all the world like the new "Pepe" job on the black Casanova "5-1600." #72 Francisco Delgado, the Third Safari, lost the front clip on his Beetle. #99 The ageless Masao Shiba Okada races the clean yellow VW with a Rising Sun sticker on the side. Okada runs a dual port with a PICT and came to Tech on a tow bar. At least he's out racing, you know? Class Results 11 Armando C@te - 1 -4:48:18 I NIA -~.6 55 Ricardo Cons - 2 -4:50: 19 -NI A -97* 72 Francisco Delgado -3 -6:05: 15 NIA-56 41 Humberto Rodriguez - 4 -6:09:40 - NIA -14 12 Miguel Gonzalez -5 -6:40:45 -NIA-57 ELCHISMOSO Too Much Pizza? Manlio "Mangiamo's" Moreno was said to be dealing for a new "12" car with Jimco's Mike Julson. Arturo Honold thought that this was a great idea ... H he gets to drive it. "Anyone? Anyone?" Sr. Casanova - #551 -has been a Mexicali high school principal for decades. And is still smiling! He and his wife have been educators for many a moon. His career spans 35 years! "I often go to (the Imperial Valley) to lecture on Mexican history," he explained. He also was a racer at the El Cajon Speedway so the boys were introduced to competition at an early age. Not "Ready'' Race Ready's Bob Hummel dropped in just for the show: "I can't really get my (parts) trailer through (Mexican) Customs. I need Joaquin to intercede so I don't have to pay the 'impuesto'. I just need a pass for the invited race weekends. These guys are a large part of my (San Diego) business." What's The Point? The following "5-1600" racers are not only battling for the class Championship but got the overall CORP points crown. Allan Gregory 114 J .A. Covas 106 Arturo Cervantes 105 Rick Fouquette 101 Racers get five points to start, five points to finish plus race position points based, in addition, on how many entries in class. "Mexicali a San Felipe" will be a doozy! ■ CRS Directors Report The CRS raffle is taking shape. We are putting together lots of "fabulous" prizes to raise funds for new rally equip-ment for the club. Chad DiMarco at Sube Sports has donated a Cobra rac-ing seat. Ken Beard at Susquehanna Motorsports is putting together a gift certificate and other items to be raffled off as well. There will also be discounted rally entries, rally cross entries and rally t-shirts in the pot. Starting at the Gorman Rally tickets will be on sale for $5 a piece. Raid your piggy banks and buy some tickets -otherwise we will be out there timing stages with a sundial and using two cans and a string for com-munications! Six CRS teams traveled to Mexico to compete in the 24 Hours of Mexico City Rally on July 23rd and 24th. This race has been running for 41 years and is definitely a don't miss event. Texaco of Mexico was kind enough to provide a transporter to haul the racecar down at no cost to the teams. Tony Chavez acted as the U.S. liaison and did a tre-mendous job coordinating all of the details to get the teams across the bor-der and to the start line. Luis Lagos and Gilles Spitalier met the group at the air-port in Mexico City and whisked us off, to the town ofT oluca. Jaime del Palacio provided his personal pace notes. 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. sharing is absolutely saintly. Angel Frias Rodriguez personally saw to our every need the entire weekend. We owe these people a huge debt for making our nip such a success. Muchas Gracias! It was a whirlwind weekend of seri-ous rallying. 45 cars started the event on Friday afternoon and by Saturday rught only 17 were left. 1bree of the six U.S. tearns finished. Bill Nation and Chrissy Beavis in an RX 7, Dennis and Claire Chizma in an old VW bug "Herbie" and Doug and Sue Robinson in a Mazda 3 23 were able to make it to the finish line in Valle de Bravo to the cheering of thousands of people in the town square. Tony Chavez and Alejandro Aguiler, Mike and Paula Gibeault had mechanical difficulties on the first day and did not finish. Justin Benham and Dave Day had a wild ride Friday rught when they bent a wheel and axle un-knowingly and then overcooked a cor-ner. When Justin realized they weren't going to make the comer he looked up . and saw stone walls and a big tree. At the last second he spied a set of gates and literally gate crashed into someone's yard. That was the end of his evening. Just as well as Dave was new to navi-gating and got car sick early in the day. His new nickname is "Ralph"! Justin ended up driving with the route book in his lap ~d the time card in his shifter hand. Talk about multitalented. The Mexican teams were amazed that the CRS teams did not change from rally tires to pavement tires and still did so well. The Robinsons were fifth, Bill and Chrissy were seventh, and the Chizmas were 13th in the finish or-der. The thing that sticks in my mind the most vividly were the transits be-tween race stages. In the U.S. they are pretty casuai with time for changing a flat or a quick repair. However, in Mexico it is like the running of the bulls in T ecate -mayhem. You fly down the road to get to your nex~ check point with maybe a minute to spare. When they caravan as a group they drive 70! Road hazards include chickens, pigs and dogs. . All of the teams ·~h_o participated. this year are going again next year. The organizers are planning three days of rallying in the year 200). Considering • you are in the car at least 12 hours a day you should get your fill of rallying if you attend next year. After all of that you go to the discotheque and party til 4:00 a.m. Betterstarttrainingforitnow! One tequila, two tequila ... The Gorman Rally is only three weeks away. Hams Done and Ray Hocker are putting together a great event. This is the second stage rally .of the season and should have a good turn-out on August 21st. Bruce Brown and his wife Pat should have their Geezer racing car ready by then• a Subaru with air conditioning and a stereo. Rally in comfort I always say. Paula Gibeault will be driving the VW Jetta with husband Mike navigating. I guess Mike lost the arm wrestling match. Check out the Gorman results on our website <>. See you at the Start Line. QUICK, CLEAN, QUALITY SERVICE AT A DISCOUNT PRICE· CALL US! We can do almost anything in steel, aluminum or stainless. All work is guaranteed on time at the original estimated price. Installation available. If you have a special need not listed or you think it can't Oe done. don't hesitate to call and ask. • CUSTOM FIBERGLASS & BILSTEIN SHOCKS DEALER• WE BUILD EVERYTHING FOR STREET TD FULL RACE Challenger earner By Joel Mohr _ I FINALLY got confirmation on some of the issues that have plagued the Class 9 Rule Book since the late 80s. Now re-member, these are not my opinion, but clarification of existing rules as provided by SCORE TECH. To back up a notch for the people that need to come up to speed, as of the beginning of the '99 sea-sons (with SCORE's approval), most of the sanctioning bodies have used SCORE's rules so that anyone with a 9 car could go to any race and not fear dis-qualification based on "local flavor." Fine and dandy if you didn't have any "loop holes" that you may or may not have tried to fill. With that in mind, here are some answers to the problem areas that have been questionable over the years ... 1. 3.78 or 3.80 and 2.06 ARE THE ONLY ACX::EPTABIE 1ST AND 2ND GEAR RA nos. 2. PISTONS (FORGED OR CASI) MAY NOT BE MODIFIED OTHER TIIAN BALANCING. · 3. FACTORY VW FAN SHROUDS ONLY. HEATER OUT-IErS OPTIONAL 4. BOOST BOTTLES ARE AL-LOWEDONLYWHENUSEDWITH THE FACTORY AUTO-STICK IN-T AKE MANIFOLD. 5. WEIGHTISCONSIDEREDNO TOOLS, NO SPARE PARTS, AND NO FUEL SINGLE SEAT WEIGHT. lS 1550#, AND TWO SEATERS 1350#. 6. EIECTRIC FUEL PUMP MAY BE PERMANENTLY MOUNTED TO THE ·cAR, BUT CAN ONLY BE USED AS A BACK UP PUMP. 7.AFTERMARKETCHROMOLY -AXLETUBES ARE ALLOWED. 8. BOLT-TOGETHER ROCKER SHAFTS ARE ALLOWED. 9. FRONT SHOCK TOWER CROSSTUBE MAY NOT BE SEC-TIONED OR INTERSECTED IN ANYWAY. 10. ELECTRONIC IGNITIONS AREALLOWED.NOCRANKFIRED 'SYSTEMS. 11. ROD BALANCE CONSISTS OF ,ONE LARGE END UN-TOUCHED,ANDONESMALLEND UNTOUCHED, NOT NECESSAR-ILY ON THE SAME ROD. 12. THE ONLY ALLOW ABLE FUEL IS 92 OCTANE PUMP GAS. PUMP BEING THOSE MOSTLY STREET CORNER NATIONALLY KNOWN GAS STATIONS. NO AD-. DITIVES UNIESS THEY ARE PRE-APPROVED BY SCORE TECH. AND lASTLY, I HA VENTOOf-TEN CONFIRMATION ON THIS ONE YET, BUT, THERE MAY BE A FIVE YEAR FREEZE ON RULE CHANGES. When the class was born in '85, there was a five year freeze on the rules, and people loved the idea (includ-ing me), that you could build a car and not have to update it every year. Hope-fully they will decide to reinstate it. As of this writing, there are no changes planned for the 200) season. Once again, if you have any questions or comments, call me 1/pTINGA CREATIONS ~ACING • PRE·RUNNER BUMPERS • AXLE BRACING rn~= Dusty Times • SPARE TIRE MOUNTS • IN-CAB ROLL CAGES • MULTIPLE SHOCK MOUNTS • CUSTOM TUBE BENDING • CUSTOM SUSPENSION WORK w/Custom Control Arms • CUSTOM FRAMING & MOUNTS ,for Fiberglass Skins 333 CLARK AVE.• POMONA, CA 91766 • 909/629·4711 at (7 60) 94 7-664 7, or e-mail me at MOHRPRF@JUNO.COM. SEE YOU AT THE RACES!!! C.O.R.E. PIT REPORT By Sandy Parker C.O.RE. ANNUAL PICNIC CORE hosts an annual event that includes camµng, off roading, a BBQ, and other activities which is a way of thank -ing all the members and their families for the quality work for the year. This year's awreciation picnic/BBQ was held at El · Mirage Dry Lake and it was a huge over -whelming success. Over60COREmem-bers and families attended with many motor homes and campers and 10 pre-runners, we looked like a small city on the edge of the dry lake bed. The Wagners were the force in making the picnic and BBQ happen, and the food was excel-lent! Lex and Shashum Webb went all out in the planning, organizing, and imple-mentation of the event. Activities in-cluded several off road nips, horseshoes, huge raffles, awesome camp fires, and games that kept both the little and big kids entertained. The event was so much fun, CORE is thinking about organizing it twice a year. Also, CORE picked up four new families who we met on the dry lake bed, welcome to our family. GUEST SPEAKER Jim Clements of MORE (Mojave Offroad Racing Enthusiasts) was invited to talk about his program for the 2000 rac-ing season. Jim gave an enthusiastic talk which included the "actual" costs of pro-motinga race and why he can offer so much more back to the racer. He described his pay back schedule, which is similar to other organizations but then explained his "Fast Lap" payback which more than doubles the payback of the other off road racing series. Jim stressed that his priorities are to offer the most payback with a lower entry fee, concentrate on very well marked courses, running accurate timing and scor-ing, providing efficient start and finish and checkpoint operations. Jim stated that he has been involved in off road racing for 20+ years and he will remain here, serving the racer. He stresses that he will not be greedy and will give the ra~ what they deserve and do his best to bring the fun back to the sport. A unique idea is the concept of of-fering an appreciation race once a year where 100% _of the entry fee (minus BIM fees and insurance costs) will be paid back to the racer as payback. Jim envisions that this type of a race could grow to become like the old Mint 400 or Firecracker 250 races of the past with perhaps upwards of 500 entries. His ideas and concepts were so well received by our club, that so far seven CORE race teams have already commit-ted to racing his January 15, 2(XX) event. These entries so far include three 1600s, two Class 10s, a Challenger and Class 11 www.camburg .. com . BENT I-BEAMS • CUSTOM I-BEAMS • CUSTOM RADIUS ARMS • CAMBURG/EIBACH COILS • CUSTOM COIL BUCKETS • NATIONAL REAR SPRINGS TOYOTA • UPPER A-ARMS • SWAY-A-WAY TORSIONS BARS • DUAL SHOCK KITS • LONG TRAVEL KITS • BILLET RACE HUBS NATIONA1. REAR SPRINGS CKS--~ SWAV-v PASS-CAMBURG PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT A FINE DEALER NEAR YOU SOLO MOTORSPORT AZUZA CA, PDC MOTORSPORT BREA CA, DUFFCO SANDIMAS CA. BAJA CONCEPTS FALLBROOK CA. AUTOFAB SANTEE CA. MCKENZIES ANAHEIM CA. December 1999 car. Six other CORE teams were not at the meeting, so this number will most likely. increase. Jim stated that he already has 25 other racers that they are tired of the "same old thing" and are searching for something new and refreshing. I sincerely hope that MORE allowed to hold its events without the intense criti-cism from other racing clubs or certain businessmen in off road, or at least until he first screws up. I would also hope that teams in other pit support clubs are not blacklisted for trying something new and revolutionary. CORE supported MORE in the first year, and you can ask any of our racers how much fun it was, how well marked the courses were, how kindly we were treated, and not to mention how great the payback was. The first MORE race is January 15th, a full six weeks prior to any other local race. If your interest is sparked, take the plunge and commit to run his first race. At the very worst, com-petition often forces competitors to do a better job, this may force the existing pro-moters to listen to their racers. Searching for a professional, fumily oriented off road pit support club? CORE is always happy to extend its fam-ily and support. We have monthly meet-ings on the first Tuesday of every month at Mulligan's Restaurant in Santa Clarita at 8:00 p.m. For more informa-tion, join us at the meeting or call me at (818) 772-7758 or e-m~il me at Page 47

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MENDEOLA RACING PACIFICALLY LANDSCAPE "&uetteHa g,, ~e" Patrick A Bessie DESIGN • CONSTRUCTION • IRRIGATION • MAINTENANCE • WATERSCAPES XERISCAPING • ROCKSCAPE Lie 390104 (619) 582-7999 Volkswagen -·Porsche -Hewland Off-Road & Stadium Racing Transmissions . MFFR HELMETS (909) 360-5906 FAX (909) 360-0436 Parts & Service 290 TROUSDALE #I&J CHULA VISTA CA 91910 619-691-1000 i-'AX 619-691-1324 661-940-5515 ~OTDRSPDRls cppu~ Specialty Fabrication & Product Sales Pre-Runners, Trucks & Sand Buggies 2280 Shasta Way unit #115 Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 Lance FuUer (805)522-4499 e-mail@t-ir12.5P12.r5PLU5@JP5.J.Jcr MSD" Mr.l flL Jf.1 f■ •1,~,, t••4,•,14 • YOUR COMPLill=TE IGNITION SOURCE GNITIONS • DISTRIBUTORS • W IF~ES • REV CONTROL AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DA. , EL PASO, TX 79936 19151 857-5200 • TECH LINE 19151 855-7123 • VISIT OUR WES SITE: Dune Buggy Parts Race Car Parts Foreign Car Parts New Truck Acc. Dept. Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 1 (800) 231-8156 2525 E. 16th S~. • Yuma, AZ 85365 (520) 783-6265 • FAX (520) 783-1253 OFF ROAO CHASSIS ~ 18124 GRAND AVE. LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92530 Complete Off Road & Performance Preparation for Trucks & Vans CUSTOM susrs.NSION • PRll•RUN TRUCKS AXLll SllRVICI: • WELDING. 6 FA■RICATION NO DISCO TRUCKS Bill Montague Est. 1974 909-678-1029 PARKER PUMPER HELMET COMPANY 10427 San Sevaine Way., Ste. L Mira Loma, California 91752 HAROLD NICKS .:!51!:·. ,~W~@V@3©7tl SAFEn' EQUIPMENT MAXON, MOTOROLA, HOAOMASTEH, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, 'sH.OEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRil'tolG FOR RADIO &/OR 11'1.'TERCOM STIU. ONLY S12';. -2888 GUNDRY AVE. -SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 • · 562-427-8177 I . 800-869-5636 w ■ .a. • IF YOU REALLY WANT TO INCREASE YOUR SALES -YOUR AD SHOULD BE HERE Call for prices. - -(,i.- . ·1 .-Fralcv s Pc-rf ormance En~neering ' Jerry Penhall 949-650-3035 · Fax 949-650-4721 1660 Babcock Bldg. #B Costa Mesa. CA 92627 * All Types of Steel fl Aluminum Fabrication * Tube Bendinc • Aluminum fJ Steel W.ldinc • Custom Machine Work • All Types of Race Cars 4851 W. Hacienda #4 Las Vegas, NV 89118 Bruce Fraley . 702-365-9055 FIBERGLASS FENDERS Thank you, for making µs your No#J source! Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Jeep, Chevy Fenders ........ $128.00ea. Bedsides ••••••• $195.00ea. FreeShipping Hoods ••••••••••• $190.00ea. CallforDetalls Also call for PorsdJe, Aud~ and Honda, Rally PERRET Racing1 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Tel. (909) 989-8076 Fax (909) 980-8667 PORSCHE 930 4-speed ., .:::~=~:< ~----=, gears or pinions • W •' ~" • Synchromesh or dog-engagement , . • 4.22 R&P (4.88 option) · , . . . • Shotpeened 9310 • Choice of clutches ...-~~ • Gearsets & components - · • Complete race transmission $7,900 Phone oR Fax (808) 8 12 ~ .. ll'P stuh ~'-> . ~ ~~ Todd Francis ~ P11ci1ioa Alloy, 1,/d, ~ 25805 NE 46U. Avenue ~ <&,Ridgefield, WA 98642 ~ ~~ ~ Phone ~s. <(\\~ Fax 360-887-2000 10n & · 360-887-7279 Tel. 619.449.6252 A High Performance VS Fax 619.449.6470 Race Truck Series 9-119 Ahraham \\av. Ste. B "The Trul! Drit'l!r's Class" Santee. CA 92071-258-l CUSTOM ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR RACE CARS, TRUCKS, PRERUNNERS BUGGIES, STREET RODS, DRAG CARS QUALITY RACE CAR WIRING SERVING ALL OF L .A., ORANGE & SAN DIEGO COUNTIES JOE DAVITIAN PGR. 323/340-0277 1-800-929-4360 www.RACESHOCK.coM ~ p;;~:~ lnJ[ 11111.J -~-Suspension Components For Racing And Recreational Applications Shock Service Available on all brands •••• Fast Tum-Around!! Upgrade Your Vehicle Suspension Affordably - Utilizing Our Trade-In Policy (602) 493-3700 Fax: (602) 493-0975 DE 1WW4. SA. Ing, A/frf'do Munoz Rep. En Mmoco Gasolin■ de Alta Rendimiento Para Vehiculos Deponivos. 1221Secc. Loo Pioos C.P. 22420 Tel: (66) 86-20-76 y 81-37-38 e-mail:76racing@tetnor.ne1

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RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EAST MAIN ST. EL CAJON, CA 92021 CHRIS ROSE 1619) 443·2480 .... ,,.,, _,,,. """" •. ,,,.,..,.. ,.,,.,,.. .,.,. O.Md lloo/ag Speciarimg in . Race Pref) Race to Race Maintenance Chase Support-Score Series Full Service Fabrication Magnaflux Service Shock Rebuildin& Foddrill Tniling Anns-Spindles-rcinz parts CONJ Sappla1t-(102) "!•2711 -719-4114 ....... ,1, S. ltoltert TeNpe, AZ 15211 LAURA RICHARD s.·a. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT11 HCR66, BOX 11030 PAHAUMP (CRYSTAL) NV 89048 (775) 372-5335 I 0-W South Main Street. Fall brook, CA 91018 F~\ X 760-72.l-2 I I 7 l:-M.-\11. hajara~c •{,tth cnm PflONI: 760-72 3-2117 C.ALL LI'$ Fl!2-'$T! "--------~-------~RACING yW GASOLINE "100. 110 114 118" methanol & 111\ro ~--~,lY,l.,iY••~ C L. Bryant, Inc. . Commercial Fuels & Lubes • High Performance Lubes 1-800-399-4176 209-537-1·565 fax • On-Site Fuel Distribution • Technical Assistance • Fuel & L.ubes Handling Equip. fllOtll PREP OIIEt1 FOX KING SAW BILSTEIN KUSTER Off-Road Shock Absorber Spedalisls · --REBUILDS VALVING BY-PASS WELDING HEIMS UPS CALL: 6f9-43S--8936 Straight • __ \T)C? TIM CECIL ----------IEnt. 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92821 ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING (714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 31510 223rd Street East Llano. CA 93544 s. ir/l"J,lfJ .a;--,,,-: H ~ e:,.:r,.., ~ ~L---RA&E L..ETTER//VG JOB SITE SIGNS• BANNERS• 1wmow LffiERll,G • CAR LETTERING·• GRAPHICS SGUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway Circle· • Hunt1ngto1 Beach CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 • F2x l71 4l 694-9567 ~ s~e~&~ _&~~'1(/u,, e~~ '8dt~ 45-4!0#/0~St. 760~:J4.7~5052 '76UU6. eA 92201 · [f!JJ[f!JJO (213)583--2404 SANQERS SERVICE, tNC. METAL PROCESSING . 5921 WIimington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Sir.Ith Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks • Buggies • Pre-Runners (619) 449-9728 FAX (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA $2071 Paul Dumas 805- 64 7 -7700 Phone 805-647-7023 Fax 805- 340-6704 Mobile Sports Racing Products -LA 6338 N. Marina Pacifica Dr., #K15 Long Beach, CA 90803-7010 LOCAL DISTRIBUTORS Cudahy, CA Riverside, CA Oxnard, CA Las Vegas, NV 323-562-3230 909-877-0226 · 805-485-6900 702-643-9200 6~1-261-32~2 ~STRICTLY ~PERFORIWANCE Trucks, Buggies, Race Prep · • Billet Accessories • Wheels • Suspension Kits • Fabrication ' • Polishing • Shocks • Metal Coatings • Fiberglass Call for all of your on or off road needs! 849 M!/che/1 Rd. #402 • Newbury Park, CA 91320 (805)480-3556 SUND.RY METAL SPINNING Phone (562) 928-9838 Fax (562) 928-0778 METAL SPINNING EXCELLENCE • ALUMINUM • STEEL • BRASS • ·coPPER • STAINLESS 6831 Suva Street Bell Gardens, CA 90201 JOHN AVALOS OWNER RACE FUELS (209) 847-2281 (800) 527-6090 -FAX (209) 847-9726 P.O. Box 248 • 524 N. Sierra Ave. WESTERN DIVISION Oakdale. California 95361 ~ ~~ "YOUR QUALITY RACE GRAFHIC5 CO." Design • Fabrication • Installation Darren Ebbert• 'Jbny Cerone {909)340-4684 FliX (909)340-4689 . 490 Princeland Ct. #4, Corona, ~a 92879 ,-RACE GRAPHICS ,-RACE & CHASE #'S ,-PIT SIOIIIS ,-DECALS ,-ENCLOSED TRAILERS ,.._ BUIIINE6S lllaN6 ,.._ LOQO DE!llaN OFF ROAD RACING SPEL,,AL/STS WE;LD/NG • FABRICATION • FUlME CUTTING • Ff/CNT ENOS • REAR TRAILJNGARMS RACE 0/ASSIS • PRERLJNNERS • FOX RAONG SHOX 134_50YNAMICS. UN/TO ANAHEIM, CA 92806 LARRY ROSEVEAR • PHONE (714} 996·6260 FAX (714/996·6405

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~/.te'"H,i· .... ', p,qpo~-•~ c-!, ,':.:""' "' WG~ SPEC;~/ST.S".,,.'.'e .. ·'o. * OH-Road and Bolt-On lo Slreel Fiberglass for: "Ford, Chevy and Toyota" Trucks * Carbon Fiber Parts and Custom Molds 1121 N. Buena Vista St. , Hemet Ca. 92543 Ph: 909-654-7334 Fax: 909-654-2375 See a list of our products at our web site: JEFF FIELD (818) 998-2739 . 9763 Varlel Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 ai C') co C\J ~ ~ r---> ~ "<t "<tr----4:0 C\J O C') .92 ~ .C\J J, C\J -0 a, co C') co C Cll r---"<tr---Cll ·-000 E E ... 0 ~o~ 0 ,::: ~r£.~ z <ii .c () Cf.> <t: X :5 -Cf.) (.) <( 0 Q) UJ UJ Li. Cf.) g ll)~ ~o Cf.) -"<t ... ::, Cf.) ~ -t2 !Il ~ C\J 0 ~~G ugs Dune 13 Uggies WHY AREN'T YOU ADVERTISING IN THE MOST WIDELY READ OFF ROAD "NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD? . twm1 L/g/dn~ =;;;;;;ifli,..owertrain Complete Powertrain Development, Maintenance and !iupply · Engines • Transmissions • Drivelines • Differentials 70i!-871-166 I Fax: 7Di!-871-6480 Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service 535 East Central Park Anaheim CA 92802 714-956-9457 · . PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING CONSULT ANTS EDWIN C. JACOBS PRESIDENT 9~STATEMILLROAD ;AKRON, OH 44319 ' ~J0-644-~n,1:I UNIQUE METAL~PROOL.JCTS 10729 WHEATLANDS AVENUE, SUITE #A SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 =<.!.~=--"-PA!Nr ,w, al471Ni9S«GRAIW..a;* J,(JG(Jf; ' •~ TlJA4['; MAJNTENANCF•fY~IIYAt:_..Jl/rlRIN&* Off Road Products Front a~d Rear Trailing A~ms • Spi"ndles Suspension Specialists · Custom Wheels 273j W. Missouri Phoenix, AZ 8501 7 . Jack Woods · (602) 242-0077 TEL. • 619 / 449-9690 FAX • 619 / 449-8424 160-949-1220 B8UCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Co~t P..O. Box 1319 . 034283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 -Phone:-(909) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 Automotive • ATV • · Motorcycle t St 5 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE RIVERSIDE, CA 92507, USA. 909.369;5 t 44 • 909.369.7266FAX WWW. WEBCAM I NC.COM CIClssified~--FOR SALE: Class 8 or PreRunner, 1971 Ford F250 shortbed, has full roll cage, 37" tires, Alcoas Wheels, Mastercrafts, Alum dash, has wide fronL .end and rear end. No smog req. All Hiem joint steering and Rad. And trac. Bars. Need to be comp real trick truck. $4,500.00 obo. (619)766-. 4689. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Tig Welded 4130 single seat serious race car. Over 1500 hours in construction in 1995. 1997 Y errington 300 overall win -ner Class 10. Multiple Class 10 wins. 1997 Class 10 Champion. In-cludes FTC, Mendeola FTC, SAW, FOX, Wright, Summers, Fuel Safe 30 gallon cell, Parker Pumper, Beard, Power Steering. Without motor, $12,000.00 Motor nego-tiable. (775)575-2617 . FOR SALE: 1974 Ford Pickup PRE-Runner fresh built 3 51 w motor with less than 4,000 Miles fresh built C-6 trans, has with less that 50 miles on it, has a trick 9in. rear end with a Detroit locker,. 40 gallon tank, double shocks in rear, triple shocks in front, has six matching wheels with off road lug nuts and studs. Beard low back.bucket seats. This is a very nice truck must see to appreciate how well this truck has been built, lost interest in truck and willing to sell $4,800.00. Please call Paul or Jim at (626)963-3890. December 1999 FOR SALE: Brand new,5-1600, AU Chromoly has l race, 200 mi., best of everything, Fox Shox, 1 Big Shock in rear, all new parts, Parker Pump. Rack, motor and trans are fresh, car is built for tall person, very comfort- • able, strong-fast-need money for new business, must sell $9,000.00 (619)766-4689. MOTORCYCLES •KTM •HUSABERG •HUSQVARNA • SERVICE & PARTS • SUSPENSION . M-F 12-6 VARIOUS SAT 10-2 2350 ORANGETHORPE ANAHEIM, CA 92806 714-449-1271 FAX 449·1374 FOR SALE: Class 1-2 Chenowth, Porsche 3.5 rebuild by FAT Jeff Fields's Automati /930 CU's, All Kuster coif ov r ypass, CNC hubs and brake ·11 arms and King spind ercom, 32 gal. Fuel cellliillDii-., pumps, BFG all around, Magnum Box w/ Charlyn P er steering, entire car has been powder coated, very fast and r~liable car to many spares to list. Prepped by Fod Fab maintained by Fox Motorsports. Asking $31,500.00CallFodFab (602) 843-6406. · Page 53

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7S Ranger-ex Scott Douglas Rough Riders Ford Ranger, This Truck Is Very Professional And It Shows. Very Good History And Wonderful Race Record! Summers Bros. Front Hubs And Floater Rear End, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, Custom Shocks W /Remote Reservoirs, National Springs, C4 Trans, Winters Shifter, Triple Coolers With Electric Fans, All Steel Braided Plumbing, Clark Steppler 2851cc 4 Cylinder, Crower Stroker Crank, Esslinger Head, Dual 48mm Webers, Dual Msd Ignition, 32 Gallon Cell, Fiberglass Front Clif, Are Wheels/Bfg Bajas, Etc. $13,500 Baja Brokers #715 (760) 723-2117. Check Out Our Website At ==== FOR SALE: 1997 Race car trailer, Built by EMI Technology 48'x9'xl0 1/2, lounge area 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 w/toi-let, sink, range, refrigerator, leather, storage and A/C 35'x 8 1/2" working and storage area wood and tile floor, 2 winches , 2 generator, 1 welder, 2 side doors outside lighting, rear gate, standing roof deck, 5 8' belly boxes, 8 new tires, excellent condition, $43,000 asking price or trade for ex-otic car. Call Fox Motorsports (915) 833-7902. BRONCO 4WD-AutoFab sus-pension front and rear, 16" travel, National Springs, 2 link rear, 911 w/posi, 4.11, Freshly rebuilt 3 51 W and C6 trans, 4 Beard seats w /3 11 Harnesses, full interior cage, trick aluminum dash/center con-sole, has only 13,000 miles on it since rebuilt in 8/97, VERY CLEAN! $19,500.00 Baja Bro-kers Ref #730 (760) 723-2117 .Check out our website at .. Class 10 or Class 1-Bunderson A-Arm car, Available complete with Type 4/Raceco Auto Transaxle or less just mtr/trans, or just motor, your choice! Summers Bros. Hubs and brakes, Bunderson coilovers and by-pass shocks, Fuel Safe, 930, Center-line. $28,000.00 Complete. Owner is very flexible, call for more details, Baja Brokers Ref #693 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at FOR SALE: 1986 GMC Top Kick, 1991 22ft motor home conversion with 3208, 250hp CAT diesel, 100,000 miles, NC 7000kw genera-tor, and custom interior, ALSO 30ft FRP Tag trailer with cabinets, work-benches, tire race and toolboxes. $89,950.00. Call Art (412) 687-5093 Pgh,PA. Toyota 7s-Pauter Machine 2.81 stroker motor, Toyota Auto trans by Ken Mogi, custom torque con-verter, Full Floater 9" rear end, spool, discs, Sway-A-Way torsions, Henry's ball joints, alloy hubs, 2.5" shocks, National leafs, 33xl0.50 Bajas, complete with spares pack-age $14,000 Baja Brokers Ref #720 (760) 723-2117 Check out our website at TOP-OF-THE-LINE-New! Unfin-ished needs motor, CV's/Axles, Electrical, Paint and final assembly. Built by Penhall/Campbell, 4130, Fox Beard, Susp. Unltd. Beam and rr arms, Fuel Cell, SAW, FodFab spindles, Very Clean car, Beautiful fab work front to rear, Yokohamas on Centerlines. $9,500.00 Baja Bro-kers Ref #7:31 (760) 723-2117 Check out our website at FOR SALE: Lee Leighton SS Raceco 118" long, Has won many races. TumKey$14,000.00obo. Coil over front end & combo spindles, 26 gal fuel cell, long travel arms both ends, special 091 trans, CARR brakes, 35" 16" wheel, 1776cc eng. All pit parts included, 091 extra (909)682-3816, (909)874-2751. FOR SALE OR TRADE: 95 Ranger Race Truck, Class 7S or 7 open, New Esslinger 4 cyl. Kuster shocks and air bumps, Flame out, 44 gal. Cell, MSD ignition, Automatic C-4 trans, 4WD front suspension w/ o 4wd, Prepped and ready to race. Will trade for vehicles-land-dollars etc. $29,500.00 (702)641-6883 Mon-Fri 9 to 4. FOR SALE: Ford Ranger Red, A-Arm 19" travel front, four link rear, 22" travel wf'J" arm, FOX coilover w/air pumps, killer interior w{[ aylor, Autometer, Vintage air, Aluminum dash, 2.3 turbo coupe motor, C-4, Floater, 35" Yokohamas, see in June 99 Off-Road mag. $39,500.00 Call Bob (619)561-3283 .. FOR SALE: Clean Class 9 Bunder-son car. Fresh trans, one race on motor, new seat, All the best, FOX, Tri-Mill, Sway-A-Way, KC, Supertrap, Ja-Mar, lots of spare parts, extra tires and rims. Lots of TLC in this car. $4,900.00 (310)372-9733 or FOR SALE: Class 1 single seater, FAT Performance Type 4, 2600cc 5 speed gear box. Wil-wood front brakes and Summers rear brakes, Parker Pumper, in-cludes trailer 2 axle, electric brakes, comes with SIJare parts, BFGoodrich tires, Centerline Wheels, $39,500.00 for every-thing, Kurt (805) 466-4101. FOR SALE: 1998 CORR Superbuggy, Dan's Off-Road Mi-rage chassis, 1835cc type 1 Dual Decorto carbs, built 091 tranny, Fox Shox, Wright Rack, spinals, arms, SAW, Aerquip, CNC, K&N, Goodyear, Weld bead locks, MSD, Many spares, ready to race, new trailer included, $15,000.00 (330)633-6825. FOR SALE: 91 Ford Ranger Su-·per Cab Prerunner 4.0,has headers, flowmaster, K-N filter. In cab rollcage, full fiberglass, 97 Explorer front end, 8 Bilstein shocks, 12's in front, 1 O's in back. National Springs in front, big wheel studs, 33" BFG's, Awesome Prerunner, new paint. $7,500.00 (619)766-4689. FOR SALE: Mirage Superlite-Fox Shox, Beard Seat, 8 gal fuel cell, Wright rack, Ron Davis radiator, CNC pedals, Flame Out system, · Fresh motor, 12" travel. Good short course or desert car. Some extras $7,500.00 obo Call ORBS at (520) 783-6265. ··••·••·················································~················· • Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. FOR SALE: 1990 Chevy Pre Run-ner, Ford I-Beam front end, 6 Bil-stein, 3" Fat body racing shocks. 20" wheel travel front and rear, zero bump steer, National leafs,· MasterCraft seats, CD player, NC, Viper alarm, spare 9" trussed rear end, asking $10,500.00 (619)466-5600. FOR SALE: Mirage Class 10 or 1. Fresh Rabbitt motor & trans Bus Box, 930 c. v. Beard, UMP, Fox Shox, SAW, Wright rack, Summers Hubs, 4 way disc, Mastercraft, Woods rear arms, 4" arms, &spindels, Baja T.A., . Car is prepped & race ready. (209)368-2744. FOR SALE: Class 10-12, single seater, New 1835cc, FAT heads and intake, Bus box with FTC gears, and 4 spider cliff. New fuel safe cell, 4" longer front arms, new Fox coil-overs on the front and rear, Many spares, ready to race (702) 873-4953. ($10,000.00). FOR SALE: 5-1600 only raced twice. New trans, 930 cv's axles, stub axles & drive flanges. Rear suspen-sion done by Penhall. Bilstein, Fuel Safe, Beards, Wright, SAW combos and arms, BFG and new l" longer SAW rear arms. Very FAST car $7,500.00. Call Tom (818)951-5076. FOR SALE: 75 GMC Suburban 454. Engine recently rebuilt. Good tires-alum plate steps, Chrome wheels, runs well, cruise control. Transmission 'D' does Classified Advertising rate is only $25 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".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN AD-VANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. • not engage, 'R', 'L2 & 'L 1' ok. Est. $400.00 repair. Heavy duty off-road vehicle! Asking $2,000.00 obo. (818)360-6414. • Enclosed is $ -----(Send check or money order, no cash) Name ---------------------------------Address Phone ----------- --------------------City State __ Zip ________ _ Please run ad ___ times Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla Street <;:hatsworth, CA 91311-4408 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Page 54 December 1999 FOR SALE: Fresh Class 12 mo-tor-1776, 69x90.5, Wiks Racing Heads, Manley Valves, just Dynoed, Weber 44, Oilers, Bal-anced and Blueprinted, SuperRods, DMS Crank, Com-plete. 500 miles new. Ran 2 short races in late 1997, too fast for me. $3,250.00. Rob (714)998-3201 evening, (714)429-4844 day, . Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: CLASS 10 seater-Sus-pensions Unltd, 12' beam, Fox coilovers front and rear, FodFab arms/drop spindles, Summer Bros, 300m torsions, 1835cc Type 1, CompuFire, 091 Bus Box, 930 CV's, 22 gallon cell, some spares included $21,000.00 Baja Brokers Ref #736 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at FOR SALE: Two 4ag Toyota en-gines, 1630cc complete, Class 10 $4000.00 each. One has dual 45 side draft W ebers & early head with torque cams. Both engines have all the best. No short cutting on parts, one with late head wild cams and one carb. 163cc complete. Lee Leighton engines(909)682-3816,or(909)874-2751. more Trail Notes ... CORR FINALE AT LAS VEGAS -Walker Evans won the Pro-4 Championship by a single point, beating out Scott Douglas and Curt LeDuc for the title at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Walker had earned 201 points while Douglas andLeDuc were tied with 200. This was Evans 20th Championship Title and after the race he said, "I am elated, totally blown away, I'm as happy for the team, this is for all of them on my way out." Johnny Greaves won Pro-Lite, Scott Taylor took the Pro-2 crown and both ended their season with a win. Aaron Hawley won both days in Super Buggy, Tommy Bradley, Sr. was second both days and BJ Baldwin took third in both races. In Super 1600, Terry Vandawalker took both races and John Barnard was second on Saturday and Sunday. Tommy Bradley was the Sportsman 2 winner both days and Adam Dafner had a third and a second. In Manufacturers Points, Toyota swept the Pro-Lite Division with Ford a distant second. In Pro 2 Chevrolet was the big winner with Ford way far behind. In Pro 4, Chevy took the gold medal and Ford was close behind. We don't have CORR's schedule for 2000 as yet, but look for it in Happenings next month. R OESELER JOINS PPI -Larry Roeseler, renowned motorcycle and truck racer is joining the PPI Off Road Team. Roeseler has signed a two year deal with Cal Wells to drive a Toyota Tundra in desert competition along with I van Stewart. Roeseler is currently slated for two drives next year as he and Ivan will compete in the Best In The Desert Nevada 2000 and the SCORE Baja 2000. Additional events may be added over the next two years. Roeseler has been driving for Team MacPherson in the Trophy Truck class. He just won the BITD Vegas To Reno race and has won three consecutive Class 7 championships in SCORE. Roeseler is known as the winningest rider in off road motorcycle racing. He has 12 Baja 1000 wins under his belt, nine Baja 500 wins and has won 10 gold medals in the European Six Day Enduro competition. He and Ivan hope to add to PPI's accomplishments, which include 88 off road victories, 11 Manufacturer championships and 14 driver championships. S CCA 2000 PRO RALLY -The revitalized SCCA ProRally Championship had one of it's most successful in 1999. (See Happenings for 2000 schedule). The 2000 schedule includes eight championship events and a new mid-year FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship event. Refinements to the 2000 schedule will allow teams to keei;i their equipment on the same side of the country for two events at a time, eliminating some of the hardship of criss-crossing the USofA too many times. Starting in 2000, FIA and SCCA ProRally cars will compete in parallel classes, with a weaning off of. the SCCA exclusive Pro classes over a period of time. Any Group A or Group N car is welcome in the US Championship immediately. Scoring and scrutineering of the respective championships will follow FIA guidelines and SCCA classes will continue to follow SCCA guidelines. All eight events are full points Manufacturers Championship events for participating automakers. Seven of the events will count full points and one event will only count for 60% points due to a shorter stage mile configuration. BAJA 1000 RESULTS -Well, the 32nd running of the Baja 1000 is complete and there were many stories to tell, lots of good ones and some not so good. We'll just give you the results here and you can find complete stories on the cars and bikes in next month's issue of Dusty Times. There were a total of 23 7 entries, contesting two 336 mile laps of some good rough and tough terrain. Larry Ragland was the big winner, just 14 minutes ahead of Larry Roeseler, then came Ivan Stewart, Ed and Tim Herbst and Robby Gordon, all in Trophy Trucks and all happy to see the finish line. Troy Herbst won Class 1, Ryan Arciero was second, Darnen Jefferies was third, Doug Fortin Jr. was fourth and Rod Muller was fifth. In 1/ 2-1600, Bekki Freeman was the class winner, Vic Bruckmann was second, Kash Vessels was third, Jim Dizney was fourth and Tim Moore was fifth. Darren Skilton took Class 3 with Carlton Beal taking the second spot. Mike Jakobsen took Class 5 honors with Danny Ledezma second. Mario Ledezma, Jr. won 5-1600, Dave Gasper was second and Marcos Nunez was third. Chad McNeil won Class 7, John Becker took 7S, Chris Wilson won Class 8. Hector Sarabia was the Class 9 winner, Rick Ellison won Class 10 with Danny Anderson second. Arturo Honold won SCORE Lite's, Jim Greenway was second, Eric Solorzano took Class 11 with ease, Tim Casey won Stock Mini, David Sykes won Stock Full and Steve Barlow won the Pro Truck Class and Walter Prince was the Sportsman Buggy winner. In the motorcycle classes, Jose Ruvalcaba won Class 21, Johnny Campbell took Class 22 honors and was first overall bike, Cliff Matlock took Class 30, Class 40 went to Chris Haines and Wayne Grafton took Class 50 and Jamie Sanoja was the Sportsman Motorcycle winner. Carmen Cafro won the A TV Class 24, Gilberto Santana won Class 25 and Ricky Stattor took Sportsman ATV. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 2 Seater T ruggy, 350 cid Chevy V8 w/Aluminum heads, Leon Patten carb, approx. 380 hp, built TH400, 20" travel f&r on Fox 2.5'' coilover and by-pass, 40 spline 9" Full Floater w/ discs, full bodies, Mastercraft, Simpson, AutoMeter, Hella lights, CNC, Howe p/s, built by Stewart Race Works, New/never raced. This is an awesome race ve-hicle $35,000 fully prepped Baja Brokers Ref#726 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at·aconce FOR SALE: 1991 GMC Top kick, 3116, 250 hp CAT Diesel, Allison automatic, NC, 60" sleeper with fur-nace, sink, 7000kw generator. 24ft box with workbench and tire race. $59,000.00. Call Art (412) 687-5093 Pgh,PA. FOR SALE: CORR lite buggy, 1999 Class Champion, won Crandon World Champi-onship Race, Fox, Beard, FAT, BFGoodrich, Fast, reli-able, spares, $3,500.00 obo. ALSO CORR Single buggy 1999, 2nd overall, won Cran-don World Championship race, Taylor Chromoly frame, FOX, Beard, FAT, BFGood-rich, Beadlocks, spares, $5,500.00 obo. Trades ? Gary Behrens 608 788-6141. FOR SALE: 1998 Single Seat. Mike Smith shocks, Mike Smith chassis, Fortin, DGN, Pauter 3.0L Watercooled. Four races on car. 1st overall. 2nd overall. Complete prep ready for 2000 season. Con-tact $60,000.00 Mike Grabowski @ (909)822-6045. Your main source for the alJ I new RaceRunner shock series / _.,...-. from Sway-Away. Now avail-=--'~ - able in 2", 2 1/2", and massive RaceRunner 3" body coil-over design. •HOCK• 8 YSWAY• A •WAY KARTEK.,. THE SOURCE for off-road racing equipment and services We now offer complete shock services including custom revolving and rebuilding. We sell and ser-vice FOX, BILSTEIN, and all SWAY-A-WAY shocks, including the new RACE RUNNER series. Play cars or race cars, Class 9 or trucks, 1/2 1600, even super-long travel A-arm cars, KARTEK gets you handled! ~ vr:it« (909) 6J~-2525 ~----~ (909) 628-0833 "'--'-'r-r-~c:,.,,d,.'iljr fax (909) 627-4067 14122 Central ave. Chino, CA. 91710 open 7 days a week! December 1999 FOR SALE: 5-1600 or Sportsman desert, has finished every race, new rearend, trailing arms, axles bushings, newly rebuilt front end, 2 races on motor and trans, ready to race, spare trans, tires, wheels, & parts, $5,000.00 (702) 656-2675. FOR SALE: Short Course 89 Ranger-2. 7 & 2.3 motors both with aluminum head and Webbers, Strange 9 inch 35 spline full floater, Kuster bypass shocks in front and 4 Fox in rear, Tilton, Quartermaster, Fuel Safe, AutoMeter, National, Simpson, Griffin, Earl's, T-5 trans, $14,500.00, (630) 851-0155. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES HELP WANTED: is looking for dedicated people to join their win-ning tradition. Positions open for welders, fabricators, assembly & prep personal. Call Mike @ (619) 562-1743 or send resume to Jimco Rac-ing Products@ 10965 Harley Rd, Ste R, Santee, CA 92071. WANTED: If you have an interest in working in the Off Road racing industry, Bilstein has an opportunity for an entry level shock technician. You'll have a great opportunity to learn Bilstein's unique technology and grow along with Bilstein's in-creasing position in the Off Road market. If you have familiarity with racing and some mechanical experi-ence, send your resume to Krupp Bil-stein, 8845 Rehco Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (Fax 858-453-0770 or email PARTS/ SUPPLIES FOR SALE: Two Way Radio with SCAN Multi-Channel Memory-Su-perior performance-Aluminum chas-sis-55 watts-sensitive reception-no fade-2 color display-multi-function mike-too many features to list-Why spend over twice as much $319.00. For more info call Chuck Strange (909) 657-8525. AD INDEX Baker Performance Products .......... 44 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels ................................ 9 Best In The Desert -Terrihle's Town .............................. 8 Nevada 2000 ............................... 11 Bilstein Corp. Of America ........................ 5 Cactus Racing ...................................... 45 Camburg Engineering ........................ 47 Car Custom ......................................... 40 Converter Shop .................................. 31 DPI -Dan Press Industries ............... 24 Eibach Springs ................................... 20 FAT Performance .............................. 32 Fox Racing Shox ................................... 2 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ...................... 26 German Auto ...................................... 21 Golden Nugget ................................... 13 Hettinga Creations Racing ............... 47 Kartek Off Road ........................... 17, 55 Kawaguchi Honda .............................. 29 King Shock Tech ................................ 33 McKenzie Performance Products .... 36 Mickey Thompson Tires ................... 15. M.0.R.E ............................................... 19 Nevada Off Road Buggy .................... 42 PCI Race Radios and Equipment. ........ 4 Penhall Fabrication ........................... 25 Pike's Family Restaurant ................. 45 Race Ready Products ........................ 45 Bill Smith ............................................ 46 SNORE ................................................. 23 Sunoco .......................................... 35, 41 Sway-A-Way Corp .............................. 12 Toyota Motorsports ........... Back Cover Transaxle Engineering ...................... 39 Tri-Mil Industries .............................. 43 Valley Performance ........................... 16 Whiplash Motorsports ...................... 27 Yarnell Specialties ............................ 34 Page 55

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ii ' •. . ,•P=l~ TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT ' . Just because Iyan Stewart won' Baja Ms ·first time out doesn't mean it didn't take years, of training and o gut .fuH · of determination to become el hom-b,re de hierro 2-0 times and counting: His TRD-prepored Tundra Racing V8 is no different. ~efined ond . .-retested on, the. toughest terrain, it's taken home' three ttophtes itself. Of course, after . ii >; -~ • running throµgh the p4t of hell, even destiny has a hard keeping op. Feel the pain'at www.toyoto.c-0m/is. - • "-" • ' -_r ~ ·~TOYOTA , ©1999 Toyota Motor Spies, U.S.A.,,Inc. 01 THE EDGE. EYEIY 8AY.