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1999 Volume 16 Number 7 Dusty Times Magazine

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volume 1& • Number 7 • July 1999 $2.50 ISSN8750-17:S2 covering the world of ~ompetition in the dirt •••

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Volume 16 -Number 7 July 1999 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller· John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Jim Culp Daryl "No Brakes" Drake Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Ralph Mason Daniel Mainzer Jimmy Messick Ron Miller Troy Robinson Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Trackside Photo Les Wolfe Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTITIIMES welcomes contributions, but is not -responsible for such material. Unsolicited mate-rial will be returned only by request and with a self ad-dressed stamped envelope. · Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. • DUSTI TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 -4408, (818) 882-0004. Copyright by Hill-side Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-. Usher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTI 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 DUSTI TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. snapshot of the Month ... . The year was 1983, it was the HDRA Nissan Classic and here we have two of the biggest names in off road racing, Walker Evans and Ivan Stewart. Both of them drove to win and they gave everybody they competed against a fair shake and, best of all, always had time for the kids, the backbone of our sport. We all owe these two so much for all they've done for off road racing .. DUSTI TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTI TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. Dusty Times July 1999 In This Issue ... FEATURES Estero Beach Baja International Short Course by Ron Miller ..................... 8 WRC Tour de Corse Rally by Martin Holmes ............................................. 16 24 Hours le Fud by Tony Tellier .................................................................. 20 CORP Tecate San Felipe 200 by Tony Tellier ............................................ 24 Rim Of The World Rally by Paul Timmerman ............................................ 30 Dusty People Profile - Jeff Field by Judy Smith ........................................... 34 SCCA Pro Rally School by Rod Koch ....... , .................................................. 36 Baja Travel by Judy Smith ............................................................................. 37 BORE "99 Wendover Express by Mike Jenkins ........................................... 38 Trails Of The Tarahumara by Don McDaniel... .......................................... 44 Ride The Herbst "Truggy" by Jonathan Corsico ......................................... 46 CORR Memorial Day 100 ............................................................. , ............. 47 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................ ,................................... 5 Trail Notes ....................................................................................................... 6 Checkers Report ............................................................................................. 42 Challenger Corner by Joel Mohr ................................................................... 42 F.A.J.R. Report by Joy Bancroft .................................................................... 43 Good Stuff Directory.: ................................................................................... 48 Classified Ads ........................................................................................ : ....... 54 Pony Express .............. _. ................................................................................... 55 Index To Advertisers .................................................................................... 55 On The Cover Kyle LeDuc, evidently the heir apparent to his father's talent was the big Class 7 winner at the Estero Beach Baja International, shown here with his Ford in full flight. Ralph Kosmides and co-driver Joe Noyes corner hard in their Toyota Supra on their way to a great Group 5 win at the Rim Of The World Rally, high above the Antelope Valley. 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• To the following people and companies for making the SPEEDVISION DESERT RACINC SERIES the #1 TV show in the history of off-road racing.· Since April of 1997 we ha11e reached 011er S9 million 11iewers with the airing of 180 telecasts of the SCORE an~ Best in the Desert series races. And in 2000 watch for the Whiplash ,.Parker 400" as part of tbe year ''2000 SPEEl)Y/SION l)ESERT RAC/NC SERIES'' Autozone Bilstein Corporation Best in the Desert · Darren Oliver Racing Dick Sasser Racing Fabtech Motorsports Foutz Motorsports Freeman Racing GT Racing Hardaway Racing Helmbolt Racing . Ivan Stewart . Kawasaki Team Green Larry Roeseler Lucas Oil Land Off-Road Racing MacPherson Chevrolet Mecham Motorsports ProTruck Quaker State Oil Rod Hall Racing Scahill Racing SCORE International Terrible Herbst Oil Co. Toyota Motorsports Ty Davis Vildosola Racing Vosburg Racing Wilson Motorsports Without the support of the people, companies and teams listed abo11e, the telecasts of off-road racing would not of happened. In the last 2 ½ years more· off-road TV shows ha11e been aired than in the last 30 years of the sport! If you would like to be a part of the TV co11erage of SCORE, _ Best in the Desert and Whiplash races call Da11e Dash at (888) 807-2673. Thanks again for your financial and emotional support. SHOEMAKER PRODUCTIONS 15471 Redhill Ave., Suite A, Tustin, CA 92780 (888) 807-2673 Fax: (714) 258-1816

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CORVA 1999 Happenings ... CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico Laguna Salada, Mexicali, BC, MX August 20-22, 1999 Santa Veronica, BC, MX October S-10, 1999 Fiesta de! Sol, Mexicali, BC, MX December 3-5, 1999 Carrera de Campeones Mexicali to San Felipe BC, Mex 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORY A Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jos~ de! Caho Baja California de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC . OFFROAD · (::lass 10 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P 1T7 (514) 622-4440 BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 31/163 Mexicali, BC, Mexico Mexicali (65) 5542-83 Off Road Races BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NY 89121 (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 E-Mail: June 25-27, 1999 Silver State 300 September 30-October 3, 1999 Vegas To Reno December 3-5, 1999 Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, NY BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES Les Wolfe, NEW President 1727 N. Main Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 776-4654 July 10, 1999 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV September 18, 1999 Boneville Challenge Wendover, USA 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 August 21, 1999 Gorman Ridge Rally Frazier Park, CA Harris Done (310) 458-0199 October 1-2, 1999 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ Jeff Hendricks (520) 778-7312 October 17, 1999 Nevada Rally Cross Jean, NY Scott Bottomley (702) 396-4782 November 13, 1999 Treeline Rally Monrovia, CA Pete Morris (323) 667-2039 December 9-11, 1999 Ramada Express International Rally Laughlin, NY Roger Allison (909) 736-1442 Rally Cross/Sprint/Hill Climb September 18, 1999 Windy Point Hill Climb Laughlin, NV Roger Allison (909) 736-1442 CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 Maywood, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Dusty Times Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802} 265-8618 CLAIRTON ID-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Hamson Councy Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN Calle 6ta Fracc Cd. de San Quintin San Quintin, BC, Mexico Heraclio Patino (011 52 616-5-22-07) USA Jan Wright (011 52 61746834) Ram6n Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Yahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.OBox8286 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cacbanillas Off Road Promotions P.OBox392 Calexico, CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 01152 ((i5) 66-6080 Fax July 3-5, 1999 CORR Championship Off Road Racing Carla Reid (317) 272-2827/FAX: (317) 272-2900 Short Course Rtu:ing June 25-27, 1999 Crandon, WI July 16-18, 1999 Joliet, IL August 5.S, 1999 Bark River, MI September 3-5, 1999 Crandon, WI September 24-26, 1999 Indianapolis, IN October 6-8, 1999 Stafford, CT October 29-30, 1999 Las Vegas, NV D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU e11ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen · (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line RoadWellsvill~ llllinner's Circle Ivan Stewart Wins 11th Overall TIiie At Tecate SCORE Baja 500 at the Baja 500 and seventh win at this race over the last nine years. It also was his 17th class title in the past 30 years at this event. Off-road racing legend Ivan "lronman" Stewart won the overall 4-wheel vehicle and Trophy-Truck titles at the 30th running of the · Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Driving his full size Tundra Racing V8 Toyota truck equipped with Bilstein shocks, Stewart drove solo again for the win celebrating his 54th birthday. It was his 11th overall victory "Once again our Bilstein shocks performed flawlessly," Stewart noted after his traditional solo drive covered nearly 448 miles of the rugged desert course in northern Baja California in just un_der nine hours. Other SCORE Baja 500 ·class Winners on Bilsteins ... • Class 3 - John Kearne , Isuzu Amigo • Class 7 - Jeff Lewis, Chevy 5-10 • Class 1 o -Rick Ellison, Chenowth • Class 11 - Eric Solorzano, VW Sedan • Stock Full - Marc Stein, Ford F-150 • Protruck - Rick Johnson, Ford F-150 For all the details contact the ,Pff-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 ~ KRUPP BILSTEIN OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road • San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 858/453-7723 • July 1999 Pages

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Ohio43968 (330) 53U589 ELLIS DESERT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (760) 256-8059 October 1-2, 1999 Barstow, CA ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACING Victoria Galindo Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 011-526-176-6225 October 15-17, 1999 Baja 1.5 Mile Short Course Race FABTECH Off Road Short Course Series at Glen Helen Raceway P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 (909) 280-9096 Contact: BBM Marketing"Pro11Wtions P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 91760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Associaton 2 7 50 Cozumel Drive # 1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 (407) 254-5167 FUDPUCKER RACINGTEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 June 26, 1999 The Con;quista Gran Prix July 31, 1999 The Nice Team Race August 23, 1999 The Sweethearts Kiss September 13, 1999 The Cacti Gran Prix October 10, 1999 The Mudhen Sprint October 23, 1999 The Superstition 250 October 31, 1999 Imperial County Fairgrounds November 21, 1999 Notorious Dawg Team Race December·5, 1999 Rudolph's Revenge Desert Gran Prix December 19, 1999 Imperial County Fairgrounds December 31, 1999 Dunaway Dash GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA Great Planes Off Road Racing Association 13621 Pierce St. Omaha, NE 68144-1122 (402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 6716 N. 106th St. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 4964846 Eve. (AU races are short course, stadium style. Classes: Trophy, l 1-1600, 5, 7S, l and Quads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 · (AU events staged at the club 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 August 15, 1999 13th Annual California Truck Jamboree Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 Page& L.l.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta (408) 247-4402 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, Ml 48813 (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Joi:i,es Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 62 7-6200 August 1, 1999 Ingham County Fairgrounds Mason, MI 0eeps, Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Road Warriors and Quad ATV-Money Classes.) MICHELIN SCCA PRO RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 July 30-31, 1999 Mame Forest Maine . August 27-28, 1999 Ojibwe Forests Minnesota October 1-2, 1999 Prescott Forests Arizona October 22-23, 1999 Lake Superior Michigan 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 July 3-4, 1999 Lindo! Trail Motorsports Park Casey, IL July 31, 1999 Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park Casey, IL August 28, 1999 Triple R Raceway Nashville, IL September 28, 1999 Triple R Raceway Nashville, IL October 2-3, 1999 Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park Casey, IL (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Produced by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING 1853 Parkway Drive S. El Monte, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 Fax E-Mail: August 7, 1999 Barstow, CA October 2, 1999 Lucerne, CA November 20, 1999 Barstow, CA October 30-31, 1998 Barstow 200 Barstow.CA M.OR.E. Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 1231 Barstow, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 August 21, 1999 Stoddard Valley November 6, 1999 · Johnson Valley MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barret 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 730-9221 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #1 - Box380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OFEL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 All races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take 1-10 Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 JimKendel (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichbourne, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) July 3-4, 1999 Cedar Springs Coburg, Ontario, Can July 24-25, 1999 Janetville Jamboree Janetville, Ontario, Can · PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 630-556-6100 Vancouer, BC, Can March 27, 1999 Kingdome Seattle, WA PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SCORE SCORE International 23961 Craftsman Rd., Suite A Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 July 16-17, 1999 SCORE Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 10-11, 1999 Las Vegas Primm 300 Primm,NV November 5-8, 1999 Tecate/SCORE Baja 1000 TBA, Baja California SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 June 25-27, 1999 KC HiLites Midnight Special TBA August 13-14, 1999 NAPA Auto Parts 250 Ely,NV September 24-26, 1999 30th Gold Coast SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV November 12-14, 1999 The Reserve 250 Henderson, NV 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, Wl 53213 (414) 453-SODA SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400· SOUTH EAST OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. President - Geoff Lee 1100 West Main Street D-3 Franklin, TN 3 7064 Classis 1/2-1600, 5-1600., Class 9, SODA Class 11 & Sportsman (AU Races aJ, RaUy HiU Speedway) 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: June 26-27, 1999 Muroc Renuion (Edwards AFB) July 18, 1999 El Mirage Continued on page 54 July 1999 Trail Notes ... VORRA - As the VORRA contingent heads into the Yerington 300 late in May, many of the _class points battles are developing and here are some of the leaders and challengers. Class 1: Sam Berri 103, Dennis Kordonowy and Kevin Ohnstadt 98, Class 10: Rob Parsons 138, Sam Berri 124, Troy Robinson 112, Class 7: Fred Coloso 133, Mike Koenig 129, Gary Skipton 109, Class 9: Dave Tarrant 120, John Creasy 103, Class 8: Lance Rhinehart 99, Heavy Metal Veteran: Don Sutton 113, Ben Wald 74, Sportsman Veter;m: Randy Miller 126, John Gurney 95, Sportsman Novice: Lenny McLe'an 149, Chris Ellis and Jason Sachs 113, Pilot: Bill Dorsey 120, Robby Wright 109. Stay tuned here for the latest on VORRA. SCORE BAJA 500 • 38 motorcycles will take part in the Baja 500 as well as 143 cars and trucks, all present and accounted for at the pre-race drawing for starting positions-Jim Baldwin drew the first starting position for the Baja 500 and will lead the field away on the 450 mile junket in his Ford truck, The June 5 race will have the motorcycles start at six in the morning and the trucks and cars start at seven thirty. The first buggy away, in Class l, will be driven by Josh Waddell. Josh will be behind the wheel of his Chenowth Millennium with Honda power and will lead a field of more than 25 Class 1 cars into the fray. There is a 17 hour time limit to run the route. Look for Baja 500 results further on in this column and a great feature story in the July issue. JIM CONWAY - Jim Conway has announced his retirement from CORR effective at the end of the year 2000. Jim is CEO of CORR and will relinquish his duties as CEO in 1999 and will remain as Director of Marketing. MILLENNIUM RACES -Both SCORE and Best In The Desert are running 2000 mile races in the year 2000. The SCORE 2000 will run all over the Baja peninsula, weaving its way to 2000 miles. More than likely it will start and finish somewhere near Ensenada and will take plate during the month of November and it is going to be a long hard grind. Best In The Desert is running their 2000 mile jaunt entirely in the state of Nevada. Knowing Casey Folks as we do, it is logical that his race will touch on or go through Tonopah, Ely, Mesquite, etc. and it will all start and return to Las Vegas. The race will be run in segments with stops every night in some trick town and will consume six full days of racing, July 9 to July 14. So, if you're looki!l,g for 2000 miles of adventure in.the year 2000, go for either of the races, or better yet, ran them both and have a ball! PIKES PEAK -The 77th annual race to the clouds, held at Pikes Peak on July 4th almost lost one of the major competitors. Rod Millen was testing his Toyota Tacoma pickup at Willow Springs Raceway when the truck caught fire and literally burned to the ground. Millen had a oit of trouble exiting the burning truck but his Nomex suit protected him from the fire, he suffered second degree burns on his hands. A new truck wifl ·be built almost immediately and they are expecting to test at Pikes Peak in early June. Some other notables making the long run up the hill are: Stig Blomquist, World Rally competitor, Paul Choiniere, another notable from the rally world, Our own Curt LeDuc of Off Road Racing fame, and Larry Ragland, same venue. We wish them all well on their raped ascent. MSD IGNITION - Just a word from one of our advertisers on their accomplishments in 1998. They had lots of wins in all sorts of venues last year, such as 184 wins in NHRA, 144 wins in IHRA, 27 wins in NASCAR and 24 wins in the NASCAR Truck Series. Quite an impressive record. SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD COALITION -The SDORC has been working on a site for a new off road park in the San Diego Metropolitan area. They need your support to get the means to acquire 1200 acres Currently owned by the Boys & Girls Club of East County who have agreed to sell it to the state for a multiuse open space park which would include ORV activities, hiking, mountain biking and horse trails. Please contact the Assemblywomen and Senators shown below. Denise Ducheny 619-447-7979, fax 619-4 77-0207, e-mail and Assemblywoman Charlene Zettel, 619-486-5191, fax 619-486-3334, e-mail, and Senator Steve Peace 619-4630243, fax 619-,463-0246, e-mail and Senator Dave Kelly, 619-675-8211, fax 619-67 5-8262, e-mail Your help is needed! Thanks! MORE BAJA 500 -Just received Tony Tellier's Top Tips. Let's see how close he is going to come on some of the major classes. He· picks Johnny Campbell to win the bakes Overall I van Stewart is pr~dicted to win the TT class, Troy Herbst is the top pick in Class 1 with Ryan Arciero and Ronny Wilson close behind. In 1/2-1600 it's a toss-up between Vic Bruckmann and Bekki Freeman, in Class 5 the honors are split between Mike James, George Seeley and Danny Ledezma, in 5-1600, Mario Ledeuna, Carlos Iribe/Eric Deen share the honors, Jeff Lewis wins Class 7, Steve Cirillo takes 7S, Lobsam Yee, Jimmy Messick and Tony Gomez are all potential winners •in Class 9. In Class 10 the favorites are Ben Schlimme, Chris Harrold, Danny Anderson and Rick Ellison. In SCORE Lites, Jerry Penhall, Dave Callaway, Arturo Honold and Ron Dalke share the spotlight. David Sykes and Manny Esquerra are tops in Stock Full and in Protruck Rick Johnson and Mike Hardaway are the predicted top runners. Okay Tony, lets see how you do! INDY 500 -Spent most of Sunday glued to the TV. First it was Formula 1, very early in the morning, wanted Michael to win but he . didn't Next it was the Indy 500 where I was ready to root and pray for Robby Gordon to win. But, he didn't! But, I'll tell ya, if you missed the last ten minutes of the race you really missed a doozie. Shades of Rick Mears, I thought for sure we were going to have another off roader in the winners circle but it just wasn't to be. Sorry that your tank ran dry Robby, but by God you sure drive a mean race car. One more race, the Coca Cola 600 where we watched Dale Earnhardt slowly rise to the top of the group but that too wasn't to be, and Dale finished in sixth spot. None of my choices won but I sure do enjoy a day doing nothing but watch the best drivers on the road. What's better? Watching the best drivers off the road, our own great community, that's the best racin' there is!!!!!!!!!!!! more Trail Notes on Page 47 Dusty Times

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Baja International Short course Off Road Race At Estero Beach By Ronoldo Miller Photos: Estero Beach/Ron Miller Curt LeDuc gets the spectatprs packed into the Estero Beach grandstands up on their feet with his exciting and showy driving style. On April 24th and 25th, "the host with. the most" was once· again "the toast of the coast." Just the mention of his name often invokes soothing visions of relaxing in luxury. Gerardo Novelo is synonymous with Es-tero Beach, just as Ensenada is with Mexico. Few (i( any) can match the charm and eloquence of Senor· Novelo, or his im-mensely popular resort hotel and "autodromo." As it tradi-tionally does twice a year (in April and October), the off roading "community" made its way down to beautiful Estero Beach for a weekend fiesta of fun and sun. Of course, there was plenty of racing action for those on working vacations. However, with such heavenly surroundings, the sweet lure of rest often takes precedence over one's urge to contest. There are no "losers" when you're racing in paradise, and everyone's a winner when the party's host is that mellow fellow named No-velo. And speaking of winners, a few of the more convincing ones from this year's Baja Interna-tional were Rick Huseman, Scott Conaway, and Mike Schlumpberger. Equally impres-sive were the performances turned in by Steve Errea, and the father and son team of Curt and Kyle LeDuc. Two other family units, the McKenzies and Cannons, were also a big part_ of the weekend story. Brothers Jim and Sean McKenzie ( the de-fending Class 8 and 8S champi-ons) returned to the scene, as did their winning machines. In a strange twist though, neither McKenzie raced, nor intended to race. Are you folks a little confused? Perhaps the Cannons can help clear things up. Sheryl Cannon made her long-awaited off road racing debut in Class 8S, but not in the familiar red Ford she jointly owns. Dan Cannon drove that vehicle, and he was rewarded with a trophy for beating his es-tranged wife. It wasn't as bad as that sounds, but there was a lot happening on the track and off. I think I'll just move into race recap time, before this whole affair ends up in the pits. Vamanos. Similar to last year's event, contestants in each class were to race in a one 15 minute heat on Saturday, and two 10 minute heats on Sunday. Leading off the spectacular weekend of rac-ing was a contest for the Safari class entrants. A field of 13 was readied for action. Unfortu-nately, that number proved bad luck, at least for Guillermo Soltero. Soltero flew off the line to grab the early lead, but be-fore the field had completed a · lap,. the race was red flagged and held for a restart. Only 11 ve-hicles made the restart, and this time it was John Kelty winning the hoieshot. Jessie l\-fiffer aiso started fast, and he was racing in second place, just ahead of Robert "Bear" Scharbarth. Meanwhile, Soltero was shuffled back and ended up set-tling into the sixth position. Scharbarth quickly moved past Miller, and began to challenge Kelty for the lead. Soltero was also on the move, and was soon racing in the fourth spot. Kelty continued to show the way, as Scharbarth and the others tried to close the gap. It was not to be though, as Kelty shook loose by the white flag, then contin-ued on gamely for the score. Scharbarth also finished well to place second, while Miller and Soltero checked in third and fourth respectively. Race 2 was for entrants in the A TV Pro and Sportsman classes. A field of eight took part, with four starters compet-ing in each division., Pro rider Mike Schlumpberger seized control of things immediately, and set sail on the lead. Carl Daffen Scott was the runaway winner in the open motorcycle events, with three victories for the weekend. Medina tried to• cling to the leader, but eventually realized he'd be settling for runner-up honors. Schlumpberger wasn't seriously menaced during the heat, as . he blasted cleat and won flag to flag. Medina, the overall second place finisher, _was follow·ed past the finish by · the ·sportsman class winner David Aquino. Following the top three overall finishers were Tito Alvarez (third in Pros) and Gerardo Sepulveda Araya (sec-ond in the Sportsman). Race 3 was for those entrants competing in the two motor-cycle divisions, 125cc and "Open" class. There were only two riders competing in 125cc, but one of them (Scott Cona-way) emerged as the race's over-all winner. Conaway took full advantage of his first flight starting position, to draw off to a big eariy lead. Darren Scott quickly assumed the second spot, and those two ultra quick front-n,inners separated them-selves from .the others. Scott managed to stay relatively close to Conaway for most of the heat, but he never did mount a. serious challenge. Conaway• proved himself much the best, with an authoritative front-end victory. Scott finished a clear cut second overall, while easily taking the measure of his "Open" class rivals. Ivan Moncada finished runner-up to Scott, and was followed by Ja-son Batulis in third and Marco Bernaldez in fourth. Race 4 was a very conten-tious event for entrants in Classes 9, 11, 1/2-1600 Desert, and 1/2-1600 Short Course. John Barnard got a good jump on the field, to be away first. Carlos Zuniga was also out quickly, and he held second place in the early stages. Sergio Gutierrez outgunned his rivals, to gain the early Class 11 advan-tage. It wasn't long before 1/2-1600 Short Course entrant Steve Errea had woven his way. through the field and into the · overall lead. Zuniga was still racing in the second spot, and Rafael Navarro had now moved up into a contending ._position. Errea continued to maintain his lead, -as both Zuniga and Na-. varro lqomed. withip. striking · distance. Errea couldn't put away those two rivals, but he gaJl!.ely. withstood their chal-lenges to claim victory. Navarro emerged· as the runner-up, with Zuniga taking third and Barnard fourth. Defending Class 11 champion Jason Batulis tutned in a strong effort to finish first in that division; Following. Batulis· in -the second and third spots respectively, were Sergio and Porfirio Gutierrez. Raul Lozano raced to the Class 9 vic-tory,. Lozano proved best from a trio of starters, including Javier Miro la and Jorge Mendoza who placed second. Bill Lawrence was literally in a class of his own. · Lawrence, the only 1/2-1600 Desert competitor, raced well nonetheless and certainly earned his victory. Race 5 was for Classes 10 and 5-1600. A compact field of five took part, led by Race 1 runner-up "Bear" Scharbarth. Scharbarth gained control of this race early on, as Jessie Miller took up chase from sec-ond place. Sal Moreno, Mario Bustamante, and Walter Garcia were also in the hunt. "Bear" proved himself a tiger on the lead though, as he fought tooth and nail to repel all challenges. The overall race was for second place, when "Bear" roared away from the field. Scharbarth won convincingly in 5-1600, with Bustamante taking place and Moreno third. The Class 10 vic-tory went to Miller, who out fin-ished his lone rival (Garcia} for the win. Dan Cannon went undefeated to take the overall win in Class BS in his Ford. Jorge Souto (#1) was in charge for most of the weekend, and took the Rally A win. Race 6 was for Rally A & B class entrants. Defending Class 1 champion Jorge Souto was among the starters, but some-thing was clearly amiss with last year's Rally kingpin. Gerardo Waumann proved quickest off the line, as he grabbed the holeshot. Jake Batulis and co-driver Dionne Mart.,jn were for-wardly placed as well, and that pair was also out vying for the early lead. Salvador Rangel and Daniel Souto tried to keep pace, as Waumann continued to show the way. During Lap 3, Batulis and Martin grabbed the pass on Waumann, and quickly began to open up. On the white flag (Photo by Ron Miller) Here he passes Jake Batu/is, second in Rally 8. Continued on·page 10 Pages July 19-99 Dusty Times .

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Sheryl Cannon Would Like To Sincerely Thank · Sean McKenzie and the entire "Win Or Wadd Racing" crew:. Steve Errea, Jean Errea, Kurt Mills, Julian Martinez, Robert Martinez, Gloria Martinez, Tammy Rubenfeld (soon to be Mrs. Sean McKenzie) .and all · the rest of the crew For Making My First Short Course Driving Experience A Great Orie!! Not only did they provide me with a FAST truck to race, but they hauled it to Estero Beach for me and provided complete pit crew service. They put the fearless Julian Martinez in the cockpit with a woman driver and they spent their entl_re weekend making sure I got to race every possible minute. I had a blast, put on a good show for the "fans in the stands", inspired a few girls to pursue their dreams and decided: yes, I do want to race off road! ~rom The Bottom Of My Heart THANK YOU! Sheryl Cannon, C.P .A., Owner, Miller & Cannon, C.P .A. The racers choice for professional accounting and tax service 260 S. Glendora Avenue, Suite 201, West Covina, CA 91790 (626) 919-1011/(626) 919-0211

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Kyle LeDuc scored three Class 7 wins, to make it a picture perfect weekend in his Ford. (Photo by Ron Miller) · lap, Waumann made one final high profile test drive upon surge to make things rather learning that McKenzie's ride close at the finish. It was not was "FOR SALE." Lady Cannon enough though, as Batulis and was courageously "tutored" on Martin held on-for the Rally B her maiden voyage by co-driver class (and overall race) win. Julian Martinez. Congrats sis, Waumann's gritty effort was re-but please don't quit your day warded with runner-up honors job. With a display of thrust in that same class. Following the that NASA would have been overall race runner-up past the proud of, LeDuc secured the checkered flag, was the Rally A race's initial lead. Evans was class winner Daniel Souto. away second, followed by Dan Souto, the· defending Rally B Cannon and Renezeder. While champ, beat his father Jorge, LeDuc·and Evans were practit-who settled for second place. ing their synchronized speeding. Rangel completed the order of D. Cannon pulled into the hot finishers in the. heat, · placing pit area with fuel pump prob-third in Rally B. · lems. With the exception of the Race 7 was contested by a two Cannons, the contestants stellar cast of entrants from appeared to_ pair up during Race Classes 7 and 7S. A field of 13 8. The first flight of two found anxiously a~aited the green LeDuc and Evans racing as one·, 'flag. Once the starter se.t the . and the second featured Renez-field in motio,n, defending eder and Conaway locked to-champ Rick Huseman exploded gether in battle. The Danco away into the iead. Javier Sacio crew got Cannon back in the was in hot pursuit from second, race, but the field had lapped as ·was Gerardo Novelo from him in the interim. At that third. Huseman looked awfully point, DC's only hope for vie-fast (even for him), as he con-tory, required a major break-tinued to pad his ever-growing down by his former leading lady. advantage. Sacio was running a The "DNF Gods" seemed to close second, while Bob Beyer answer those prayers, as a sev~ closed ground to challenge No-ered spjndle suddenly slowed velo for third. Almost as quickly SC to a stop. During the heat's as it began, it was all over up late stages, Conaway also suf-front. Huseman thoroughly de- fered a TKO. That meant the stroyed the field and won as he only semblanc_e of drama re-pleased. Sacio finished a distant maining, surrounded the mock runner-up, followed by Beyer in battle being fought by Le Due third and Novelo in fourth. Kyle and Evans. The Estero Beach LeDuc was also impressive, as crowd let out one last cheer, as he emerged the winner of Class that accommodating pair per-7. LeDuc proved much the best, formed one final low altitude posting a clear cut class victory "fly over" for the day. The score and also finishing a strong fifth card from Saturday's grand fi-overall. Brian Cavitt and Kevin nale had LeDuc first in Class 4, Huseman foll6wed.LeDuc, plac- Evans first in Class 8. D. Can-. ing fifth and sixth respectively non first in BS, and Renezeder in Class 7S, Defending Class 7 the Class· 8 .runner-up. With champion Perry McNeil took Heats 2 & 3 looming just half a that division's· runner-up spot, day away, the weekend combat-and John Beyer finished in ants. had little time to savor third. their victories, or remedy their The final race of the day was ills. · for Classes 4, 8, and 8S. A half Sunday turned out to be a dozen truckers took part, led by perfect day for racing, and the the dynamic duo of Evan Evans autodromo grandstands were and Curt LeDuc. Scott Cona- packed tighter than my suitcase. way was back in action, after The firsi of 16 races slated for applying a sound thrashing to the getaway day card featured his motorcycle rivals earlier on th e Safari class contingent. the day. Dan Cannon was also Guillermo Soltero also began part of a line up, which included this day by winning the the two trucks successfully cam-holeshot. Only this time there paigned here last year by broth-were no red flags to stop him: ers Jim and Sean McKenzie. Pi-Soltero was chased throughout loting the Class 8 rocket was the heat by his main rival John Carl Renezeder, who wisely en- Kelty. Kelty never did reach the listed the assistance of his new front, and eventually had to truck's former owner. Mean-settle for the second spot. while, it was Sheryl Cannon Meanwhile, "Bear" Scharbarth driving Sean McKenzie's ve ri- and Jessie Miller were locked in table "win machine." Cannon, a duel of their own for third who was making her official rac-place. "Bear" battled to the ing debut, arranged a rather bronze, but Soltero had firm Page 10 Curt LeDuc (L) and Evan Evans entertain the crowd with a demonstration of high horsepower and great skill. Evans won Class 8, LeDuc Class 4. hold of the gold. The overall Navarro continued their battle winner's flag to flag score set the for the race's overall lead. A fast stage for his upcoming rubber closing Steve Errea h ad also match showdown with Kelty. worked his way within striking The ATV Pro and Sportsman distance. On the next to last class entrants were up next. It lap,_ Zuniga suddenly dropped turned out to be more of the back sharply to fourth. That left same, when Pro Mike Schlump- Navarro with a clear advantage, berger flew to another authori-which he was able to maintain tative victory. MS's win was all the way to the checkered never in doubt, as he started out flag. Errea came cin steadily to in the lead and improved his out finish Boyer for second position from there. .place, but neither one could Although well out of the match Navarro's fine winning winner's view, there was a very effort. It was a repeat o( good race for second place in Saturday's 1-2-3 finishers in the Pro class. Tito Alvarez and Class 11. Jason Batulis took the Carl Medina waged that war, measure of that group once with the former holding on nar-more, while the festively rowly to claim the runner-up adorned machines of Sergio and spot. Medina finished up a game Porfirio Gutierrez again raced to third, but by then Schlump-second and third place finishes. berger was out beach cruising The winners of Classes 9 and 1/ with his "gal pal." Defending 2-1600 Desert were also record-A TV Sportsman class champ ing their second heat wins of the David Aquino made it two for weekend. Raul Lozano claimed two, with another fine win in the former and Bill Lawrence that-division. Rafael Pinedo se-the latter. Each basically won cured runner-up honors, and for fun, with second and third Chad Weichert tallied another ·place in Class 9 going to Stigar third. and Mirola/Mendoza (in that Race 3 was practically a car- order). bon copy of Saturday's motor-Sunday's fifth race was for cycle contest. The only real dif- Classes 10 and 5-1600, and a ference was that this time 125cc field of six was staged. Steve rider Scott Conaway didn't lead Errea, the overall race runner-the entire way. Kelly Sexton got up from the just concluded a flyer at the start, and impres-heat, jumped right back into sively "wheelied" away to the action. Errea was super impres-holeshot. Before Lap 1 was com- sive all weekend long, with this pleted however, Conaway was particular race serving as a again out front leading the pack. prime example. Most probably SC proved his superiority once not by design, Errea completely more, with another flawless, missed the start and spotted front end frolic. And again it ground to the entire Race 5 was Darren Scott finishing first field. Guillermo Soltero was in the "Open" class, and second fastest from the blocks, and he, behind Conaway. Ivan Moncada immediately shot into the early followed the "Open" class win- lead. The defending Class 5-ner once more, repeating his 1600 champ Mario Bust;imante Saturday runner-up effort. This was also away well, and out time third place in "Open" went there gunning for the lead. Last to Marco Bernaldez, and Sexton year's Class 9 champ Jessie took fourth. Miller and "Bear" Scharbarth Next to take center stage followed the leaders in third and fourth respec tively. Before the completion of on e lap, Bustamante had forged into the lead and Errea had closed from last to third. Soltero, who was now racing in second place, be-came Errea's next immediate concern. SE collared that game rival during Lap 2, and then set his sights on the overall leader. Bustamante tried desperately to hold him off, as Errea took dead aim on the veteran pacesetter. Bustamante finally succumbed to Errea's relentless charge, less than two laps from the finish. Bustamante tried to battle back, before grudgingly accepting the race's second spot overall. · Errea's "worst to first" rally was visually impressive, and also gave him a pivotal victory in Class 10. Bustamante was clearly best of the rest, and his effort was a winning one in Class 5-1600. Soltero and Scharbarth finished next in that order. Soltero earned Class 10 runner-up honors, while Scharbarth did likewise in 5-1600. Miller claimed third in-the buggies, and Sal Moreno third in the bugs. . The hext race featured en-trants from the Rally A & B classes. An all out pace battle developed, when three fifths of the compact field insisted on the role of the rabbit. Jake . Batulis, Jorge Souto, and Ger-ardo Waumann, each refused to concede the early lead. Not sur-prisingly, the result was a three abreast battle for command. When Waumann was the first to blink, Batulis and Souto went on with it. That pair edg~d clear and a brief match race ensued. Finally Batulis was able to estab-· lish the race's initial lead, but he ended up paying dearly for doing so. His hard fought ad-vantage proved short lived, once Souto engaged the leader a second time. The defending champ was out to make amends and wasn't about to be denied. Souto quickly powered his way past Batulis, to seize control of the race. From that point on Souto faced no serious chal-· lenges. J.S. regained his winning form by easily scoring the Rally A class victory. Waumann fin-ished steadily to place first in Rally B, while the overall winner's son Daniel took second in the A class. Appropriately enough, the seventh race on the seventh day was for Classes 7 and 7S. All eyes were trained on Rick Huse-man, who had annihilated these same rivals the day previous. A quite different tune developed, but (in the end) the song re-were entrants from Classes 9, 11, 1/2-1600 Short Course, and 1/2-1600 Desert. A total of 14 vehicles took part, although John Barnard jumped in well after the race had already started. Carlos Zuniga grabbed the early lead, as Rafael Navarro and Rick Boyer gave chase. Ja-son Batulis quickly took control of Class 11, following that group's start. There was a two vehicle tangle up on Turn 1, during the race's early stages. I believe it involved Class 9 com-petitors Javier Mirola and John Stigar. It took course workers several laps to separate the two vehicles, so whomever it was lost all chance for victory. Back on the front end, Zuniga and Scott Conaway. 125cc Class, pushed hard in all three events, won all three, even defeating the Open (?las! _b1_·ke_s_. _____ _ July 1999 Dusty Times

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mained the same. Huseman employed similar tactics, by again blasting away to the early lead. Javier Sacio was second, while the leader's brother Kevin raced third (placing Sacio in a Huse man sandwich). A short time later, Bob Beyer swept up into contention. Beyer grabbed the pass on K. Huseman and then began to close in on the two leaders. During Lap 4, Sa-cio briefly found himself racing on the lead. Huseman came right back to re-establish command however, as Sacio and Beyer prepared to launch their final bids. It was an exciting, all out, three way battle for the win. When the checkered flag flew, Huseman once again emerged victorious. Beyer was brilliant (albeit in defeat), falling just shy of vic-tory and securing runner-up honors. Sacio also raced well enough to win, but his strong finish proved third best on this occasion. Another super effort by Kyle LeDuc was all but lost during the 7S dogfight. LeDuc also improved to two for two on the weekend, with another styl-ish win in Class 7. Rodolfo Crestwaith raced to a second place finish, with Isaac Saraba beating out Perry McNeil for third. Gerardo Waumann had a hard fight, but took the overall victory in the Rally B competition. Following that exciting event, the full size trucking con-voy took center stage. The rematch between Curt LeDuc and Evan Evans turned into a miss-match, when the latter suf-fered a right rear flat. The large crowd was really behind LeDuc, as the defending Class 4 champ put on his usual excellent show. LeDuc won for fun, with char-acteristic power and ease. About the toughest challenge faced by LeDuc, was slowing through Turn 1, where yellow flags warned of Sheryl Cannon's unfortunate roll-over.Juan Car-los Ybarra was on track, mak-ing his first appearance of the weekend. Ybarra was ultimately credited with finishing third in the heat, but his truck was defi-nitely the winner "on looks." The Class 8 winner and runner-up followed LeDuc (Class 4 win-ner) past the checkered fla:g. Evans grabbed the gold and Scott Conaway scored the sil-ver. In Class BS action, Dan Cannon raced to his second first place finish of the weekend. The third and final round of exciting weekend action began Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 Dusty Times Sunday afternoon following the break. The Safari class was the first one to be decided. A field of 11 slugged it out, with Guill-ermo Soltero emerging as the winner. Soltero, who beat run-ner-up John Kelty in the Sun-day opener, repeated that same feat here in the finale. Kelty was clearly second best on the day, but he still managed to score the overall win for the weekend. By virtue of his big victory on Sat-urday, Kelty out scored Soltero for the Safari class title. Finish-ing up the day just behind Soltero, were "Bear" Scharbarth and Jessie Miller. Scharbarth was third and Miller placed fourth in both heat and overall results. Next up was the final event for A TV Pro and Sportsman classes. A field of eight took part, again with four riders hail-West Tropicana & Arville 800-675-3267 July 1999 Michael Schlumpberger made it three wins in three heats in the ATV Pro class, to ride away with the weekend win. ing from each division. It was encore time for Pro Mike Schlumpberger. The fleet Mr. Schlumpberger completed his perfect weekend, with yet an-other impressive victory. MS took over the lead shortly after the start, and that was all she wrote. Pro runner-up Carl Medina was unable to contain the winner, and he too faced strongly, placing second and second overall. Marco Moreno raced to a third in the Pro fi-nale, and Tito Alvarez claimed that same position for the week-end. In the Sportsman class, it was a repeat of the day's earlier order of finish. David Aquino made it three for three on the weekend, to successfully defend his 1998 Baja International title. Aquino topf>ed runner-up Rafael Pinedo, who placed sec-ond in both heat and overall scoring. Following Pinedo in those same two categories was third place finisher Chad Weichert. Race 11 on Sunday's card was for the final contest for 125cc and "Open" class motorcycles. Scott Conaway was looking to complete a sweep of all three 'cycle heats, and Darren Scott was determined to stop it. These two fine riders were both "locks" to win their respective titles. Conaway's only 125cc class rival was Rodolfo Mantiel, but he had smoked all riders in both classes twice already. Scott meanwhile, had easily scored "Open" class firsts in those same two races. It looked like a grudge match, as those two gamers prepared to battle once more. Both riders put on a great show, and the pair raced as one Contin•d on page 14 West Flamingo & Valley View 888-402-6278 Page 11

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The Class 11 winning VW of Sergio (El Coyote) Gutierrez takes a flying jump in good form. Guillermo Soltero had a hard time of it on Saturday, but won both the Safari Class heats on Sunday. Sheryl Cannon got her first chance to drive and tasted the dark side of racing, with a broken spindle AN[? a rollover. until very late in the heat. That's when there appeared to be contact between them, and Conaway went down. His rival was well clear, when Conaway resumed the chase. SC closed with mad abandon and, in a thrilling finish, the pair reached the checkered flag in a virtual deadheat. I really couldn't sepa-rate the two from my vantage point, but they were both win-ners anyway. Congratulations to both champions, Scott Conaway and Darren Scott. The afore-mentioned Mr. Mantiel finished up second in 125cc, and Ivan Moncada was the runner-up in the "Open" class. Kelly Sexton beat Jason Batulis out for third place in the "Open" finale. The opposite was true however, in overall weekend results. Next up was the final event for Classes 9, 11, 1/2-1600 Short Course, and 1/2-1600 Desert. Carlos Zuniga started fast once again, as did defending class champ Rafael Navarro. Those Mendoza finished as runner-up two battled for command early, in heat and overall scoring, fol-with John Barnard, Rick Boyer, lowed by John Stigar in third. and Steve Errea, in pursuit. Af-Jason Batulis' hopes of scoring ter putting away Zuniga, Na-a weekend· 3-peat and back to varro received another stiff back Class 11 titles were not to challenge from Errea. In the be. Batulis suffered beaucoup end, Errea proved himself much trouble in the finale, which cost the best. The overall 1/2-1600 him the overall win. Sergio Short Course "champion" had Gutierrez was the beneficiary, himself quite a weekend. His and he came away with both the main rival Navarro fought heat and overall victories. The gamely, while finishing up sec-winner defeated his teammate ond and second overall. Zuniga Porfiro Gutierrez, who finished finished third, Boyer fourth, and second in the race and third Barnard fifth, in those same two overall. Devin McClave's best categories. Bill Lawrence, the effort of the weekend saw him sole weekend contestant in the finish third behind the Gutier-1/2-1600 Desert class, followed rez'. Despite his unfortunate close behind his Short Course fifth place finish in this event, rivals to claim his champion-Batulis still landed overall run-ship. In Class 9 action, Raul ner-up honors. Lozano completed a clean The weekend finale for en-sweep of his own. Lozano's third trants competing in Classes 10 win of the weekend was more and 5-1600 was next on tap. A than enough to land him that talented field of seven faced the championship. The team of starter, with championships up Javier Mirola and Jorge for grabs in both divisions. The autodromo course provided the Scharbarth had to settle for sec-stage for Steve Errea's encore ond and Moreno placed third performance. Once again Errea The Rally A & B class cham-proved too hot to handle, as he pionships were next to be de-powered his way to another cided. One thing for certain go-overall race victory. In addition ing into this contest, was that to landing his second champi-the Rally A class winner's last onship, Errea also improved his name was going to be Souto. weekend heat record to four The father and son team (Jorge firsts and a second from five and Daniel) each had a heat starts. Guillermo Soltero out win to their credit, and that finished Jesse Miller to place pair's only weekend rival was second in Class 10, but the op-not among the starting quartet. posite was true in overall scor-The suspense ended prema-ing. In Class 5-1600 action, turely, when the younger Souto Mario Bustamante may have suffered a front-end flat (insur-won the battle, but "Bear" ing him of a runner-up finish). Scharbarth won the war. It may not have mattered any-Bustamante raced very strongly, way, as his father Jorge already and defeated everyone not had matters well in hand. The named Errea in the heat. elder Souto was able to once Checking in a distant second again establish the early lead, behind Bustamante was and went on to take his field Scharbarth, who beat out Sal from flag to flag. In the Rally B Moreno for class runner-up class, it was Gerardo Waumann honors. Bustamante, the 1998 vs. Jake Batulis and Dionne champ, came away with the Martin. Batulis and Martin Overall victory in 5-1600 again. gained the early advantage, and HVPERCCILS INDY to DAYTONA to BAJA Z>~ A PART OF WINNING , • Page 14 V Accurate rates! (+/-2%) V Consistent installed heights! (+/-2%) V Engineered and manufactured for optimum performance .fl.nd durability! (Maximum travel & Lightest weight) ·· V 100% Magna Flux lnspe.cted! 2 1/2", 3" & 3 5/8" I.D. Complete range of rates an In stock and ready to shi 661-94D-5 July 1999 Dusty Times

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Carl Renezeder came out to play in his new Class 8 truck, and finished Estero Beach proprietor, Gerardo Novelo, leads 7S rival Brian Cavitt Rick Huseman (L) gets the win in Sunday's final Class 7S event, as with a third place in the weekend standings. _o_ve_r_a-'1'-·u~m_,_p_. --'-(P~h_ot_o_by.:.......,R~on~ M_ill_er_,._:~~~~ ~-~----~ Javier Sacio finishes a ve,y close second. parlayed it to victory. Unfortu-class' overall scoring results claimed that division's champi-ner-up honors. scenes" types who made the nately . for that pair, were Renezeder who finished onship with his third heat win And that my friends will con-whole show go. Very special Waumann's runner-up finish third, l'l'rld Scott Conaway who of the weekend. Sheryl Cannon elude this year's Baja lnterna-thanks are extended to my three was just enough to carry him to placed fourth. Dan Cannon was TKO'd in the early going tional. Congratulations to ev-amigos, senors Novelo, London, the overall title. Congrats to emerged from the finale as the by mechanical difficulties, but eryone who participated, and and Calvin. Let's all do it again both Rally Cross "champs", big winner in Class 8S. Cannon was still the recipient of 8S run-also those talented "behind the en Octubre ok? Por fin. ■ Jorge Sout0 ('98 and '99 Rally A) and Gerardo Waumann (Rally B) . Sunday's 15th race was the final heat for Classes 7 and 7S. Rick Huseman had the broom out and he figured to use it. A tough field of mini-truckers stood in the way of RH's sweep, but he once again rocketed im-mediately into the lead. Javier Sacio assumed his by now fa-miliar position in hot pursuit. These two young stars put on a great show for fans all weekend long. It seemed a most fitting conclusion, when Huseman and Sacio raced in tandem for the checkered flag. At the fin-ish, Huseman prevailed by the narrowest of margins, to once· again reign as Baja Interna-tional Class 7S champion. Sa-cio finished just back of the winner in heat and overall scoring, and Bob Beyer fol-lowed right behind them in third. Kyle LeDuc did a little sweeping ·of his own in Class 7. · A chip off the old block, LeDuc also proved just too fast for his overmatched classmates. He picked up his third straight heat win, to easily claim cham-pionship honors for the week-end. Crestwaith was placed sec-ond and Isaac Saraba was cred-ited with finishing third. That same LeDuc, Crestwaith, Saraba, order of finish was also the Class 7 overall story. The 24th and final race of the weekend featured the heavy metal hitters from Classes 4, 8 and 8S. When Evan Evans and Curt LeDuc were relegated to the back of the pack, the start became a free for all. Carl Renezeder won the holeshot and set the race's early pace. It wasn't too long though, before Evans and LeDuc came calling for the lead. That pair put on another impressive driving exhibition, as they performed their "syn-chronized flying" routine one final time. It was like play-time at the beach, for two of off road racing's most beloved super-stars. At. the finish, LeDuc ap-peared to claim a narrow vic-tory. It hardly mattered though, as he was uncontested in Class 4 and swept to that title. Evans recorded his own sweep in Class 8, to secure the crown in that divisio'n. Juan Carlos Ybarra finished third behind LeDuc and Evans. That effort earned Ybarra second place in Class 8, for the heat and overall. Completing that Dusty Times KARTEK ... "Where Off-Road is On!!!" BILLET AIR CLEANER Our billet air cleaners provide a large surface area and resistance to particle entry. 2 or 4 post designs. For IDF. IDA. & DRLA. AUTOMETER™ AUTOMETER™ gauges are used by top named racers in all major motorsports. KARTEK offers a complete llne to suit any need. 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43RD TOUR' DE CORSE Citroen conquers Corse By Martin Holmes Citroen dominated the Tour de Corse, taking the first two overall positions just two weeks after their success at the Costa Brava rally. The wide track, lightweight Xsara Kit Cars led almost all the way and won all but three of the 16 stages. The ease of their win raised once again the dander of the regular championship contenders and obscured the tight battle be-tween McRae's Ford and Sainz's Corolla. Didier Auriol, celebrat-ing his 100th WRC appearance won the final stage and gained three WRC points as well. With 15 years of WRC experience under his belt, Auriol joined some very austere company, Mikkola, Alen, Kankkunen, Sainz and Vatanen, the only six Photos: Maurice Selden drivers with that much WRC experience behind them. Peugeot's return to the fray was warmly welcomed in France, Francois Delecour took the lead after the second stage but had transmission troubles later on and finally retired on the final stage. Panizzi, his teammate retired with fuel problems on the second day. For five glorious days French cars led the rally 1, 2, 3 and Miche-lin tired cars took the first six placed. Citroen's one-two finish in Formula 2 did not affect the world two liter series in which Renault were the only contend-ers and took maximum points and Team Subaru was the only finisher in the T earns Cup. Just two weeks after the end PRP Premier Racing Products From $149.95 each plus shipping & handling _, Proudly introduces the "Premo" full suspensiQn seat, at an affordable price with quick delivery and many stylish colors. This is the premier seat for your Jeep, truck, race car or buggy. • 3/4" x .065 steel frame for strength • Ballistic nylon inner liner for strength and true suspension feel. • Stylish outer cover with extra foam for comfort and support • High quality vinyl and 100% polyolefin tweed with high resistant to fraying and fading used on cover • Slotted for harness style belts • Four standard colors in stock at all'times for quick delivery, many other color combinations available. • Low backs and bench seats available Page 16 PRP Premier Racing Products 1-800-317-6253 / Fax 909-676-6311 First overall, first W2L, Philippe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni drove their Citroen to a great win at Corse, much to the Chagrin of the WRC drivers. of the Catalunya Rally, the sixth round of the World Rally Championship began on the is-land of Corsica. This was the second consecutive all asphalt event and for the third WRC running, there were more en-tries than allowable. Only 138 vehicles are allowed to partici-pate. Similar in surface to the Catalunya Rally, there were many significant difference, the most important being the un-stable weather conditions on the island. Weather can vary a lot between stages and another major factor is the lack of straight stretched of road, and road constantly twisting and turning and making a very heavy demand on the brakes. There were many attractions in store. First was the debut of the Peugeot 206 World Rally car. Peugeot is the seventh manufacturer to build a spe-cially designed car for the cham-pionship. At the 1985 Tour de Corse Peugeot introduced a dedicated world championship challenger, the 205 Turbo 16. This car, produced in two ver-sions won four World Rally titles, the manufacturer's series twice and the driver's series twicf. Also, this was the first time the much vaunted "Live Tele-vision" stage would be held, with the extra championship points due to be offered here and in Finland this year. The final stage, # 17 was part of the official route of the rally. All competitors still in the rally plus any championship nominated cars that might have retired ear-lier were to contest the 13.82km stage, with the top cars at three minute intervals and in reverse order. Championship competi-tors who were already out of the event could rejoin for this stage only and be eligible for extra points. Supplemental WRC points were to be awarded 3-2-1 for the fastest three times on the stage. The television cover-age was really extensive, 21 cameras mounted on the ground and two more in helicopters and more mounted in the rally cars themselves. After the victory of Citroen in Catalunya, all eyes were fo-cused on the performance of the two wheel drive, non turbo-charged cars. Under the new WRC rules, .cars, such as Cit-roen could not deny manufac-turers championship points to the championship teams. How-ever, the positions achieved by nonregistered team drivers counted in the driver's series. Two wheel drive cars have achieved podium finishes on . this event for the past three years and there ts increasing confusion over the Driver's Championship Points because of the double incidence of the TV stage and the F2 points. Ponder this: the same driver is the highest placed World Championship car and is fastest on the final stage. Depending on whether the stage is televised under the FIA special plan and whether cars built to non-cham-pionship regulations choose to take part, that driver could score as little as six points or less and could score 10 or even 13 ________ .:......... _______ ~ Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya corner hard in the Toyota Corolla on their way to first in Wl'lC and the dubious honor of finishing third overall. July 1999 points. Some of the cars run by the big teams were in similar speci-fication as run in the Catalunya Rally, in fact, one of the Fords, both Mitsubishis, both SEATs and both.Subarus were, in fact, the same cars. Most of the teams had spent the time since Catalunya testing for the gravel events in Argentina and Gree.ce. Subaru decided that Kankkunen was better off test-ing than entering at Corse. With the return of Peugeot, and the Catalunya Rally seeing the first French car winning a full WRC Raiiy in i3 years, there was a lot of local excite-ment. There was also a lot of confusion in the organization, not the least because of the late decision on exactly how the TV stage would effect the running of the event. The pinnacle came at the shakedown test when the organizers had obligingly lengthened the route so that the team could have a meaningful stretch of road for test purposes. But (isn't there always a "but"), they·never got the proper road closing order so the police came along and said that stretch of road was no longer available. And the lunacy went on: the of-ficial rally plates had an image of a Peugeot 206 on it, together with the official logos for KYB Shock Absorbers and Brembo Brakes. Toy9ta immediately ap-plied black tape to the display, as did Mitsubishi and SEAT cut out a picture of their car and laid it over the picture on the plate. Leg 1 - Six stages, asphalt, l 18kms -Colin McRae shot into the lead on the first stage, but it was not to last. At the end of the second stage, for the first time the crews arrived at a nor-mal s.ervice and he was down to fifth, with a Peugeot, two Cit-roen F2 cars and Sainz's Corolla ahead of him. One stage more and the second Peugeot was ahead of him as well. Delecour led at the end of the second stage in his Peugeot but by the third stage Bugalski had put his Citroen Xsara into the lead and there he remained for the rest of the rally. 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Tommi Makinen and Risto Mannisenmaki were the sixth overall Gustavo Trelles and Martin Christie are high above the clouds as they rocket to first in Group N in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI. finishers in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, just a few minutes out Luis Climent and Alex Romani enter a left hander on their way to 12th of the overall win. overall, but first in the ever important Teams Cup standings. with Jesus Puras moving up to third overall, behind Delecour. Sainz was the highest placed regular championship con-tender and he was in fourth place, and McRae was in sixth place. Panizzi was delayed leav-ing the service area at the end of the day and dropped back behind McRae. Simon Jean/ Joseph's stopped on the first stage with electrical problems, got started later on but it was .too late and the Teams Cup contender, Bakhashab went off the road suffering from a pace note error. Al Wahaibi never registered for the Teams Cup for this event and that left only Luis Climent in his Valencia Team Subaru still running. Things were looking suspi-ciously familiar, for FZ cars were leading overall though this time only from the third. stage on. Pirelli drivers were experiencing difficulties especially when the and yet Subaru thought they were doing better than they had in Spain even though their highest placed car was in eighth position. The SEAT troops were unhappy; Liatti said his car was understeering all the time and Rovanpera thought there were still lots of changes to be made to the car. Rich ard Burns started the event on the wrong tires but a fas t ch ange made things a lot better. Thiry said his car was sliding all the time. Mit-subishi was also having troubles, they had done no dry weather testing and th e weather was warm and sunny! How cruel! And, Freddy Loix righ t foot braking meant the tranny setup had to be revised. Sainz was happy. The igni-tion was cutting in and out in-termittently which made the sequential system hard to oper-ate and he was using the manual gear shift instead of the joystick. Panizzi found his Peugeot very rough riding and complained that his ribs were hurting from the pounding the chassis was taking and he also reported a very noisy gearbox, which was changed at service, along with the clutch. In Formula 2, Bugalski said it was difficult to get into the right rhythm and felt all day that he was not fully confident. Team-mate Puras also found it diffi-cult to get going as the car was understeering. So the suspen-sion was adjusted. But to no avail, so they went back to the original settings a_nd on Stage 6 he found he was equal to the four wheel drive cars on the climb to the top of the stage. However, both the Citroens pulled out a 10 second lead on the descent to the finish. Bugal-Dusty Times 43rd Rally• d• Franca - Tour d• Corse 7/9.5. 99 Ajaccio (F) wee World Championship points 1 (18) Philippe Bu9alski/Ja1n-Paul Chiaroni F Citroen Xsara Kit car (tat F2) 9A 22BJM92 (F) 3h.44m.35.7s. WR 2 (17) Jesus Puras/Marc Marti E Citroen Xsara Kit car (2nd F2) A 21BJM92 IF) lh.45m.l0.4s. 3 (3) Carlos SAINZ/Luis Moya E Toyota Corolla WRcar A K-AM052 (OJ 3h.45m.45.0s.• 10+1 4 (7) Colin McRAE/Nicky Grist GB Ford Focus WRCar A SIOFMC (GB) 3h.45m.53.8s. 8 5 (4) Didier AURIOL/Oenis Giraudet f Toyota Corolla WRCar A K-AM851 (0) lh.48111.08.3s. 4+3 6 (I) T0111111i MAKINEN/Risto ManniseMaki FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution A S2TMR (GB) 3h.47m.26.1s. l+i 7 (5) Richard BURNS/Robert Reid GB Subaru Impreza Wl'ICar A T12SRT (GB) 3h.47m.42.6s. 2 8 (2) Freddy LOIX/Sven Smeats B Mitsubishi Carlsma GT A S22TMR (GB) 3h.50m.27.3s. 9 (10) .Piero LIATTI/Carlo Cassina I SEAT WRCar A B7729VG (E) 3h.5lm.41.0s. 10 (23) Tapio Laukkanan/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Renault Maxi Magana (3rd F2) A 9059VR74 (F) 3h . 54m.32 .8s. 12 (18) Luis Climent/Alex Romani E Subaru Impreza WRCar A P7WRC (GB) 3h.55m.27.7s.•• -14 (31) Benoit Rousselot/Jack Bayete F Renault Maxi Megan• (4th F2) A 3206XL34 (Fl Jh. 58m.31 .9s. 19 (49). Sebastian Loeb/Daniel Elena F Citroen Saxo Kit car (5th F2) A 98118MT52 (F) 4h.04m.37.9s. 20 (26) Gustavo Trelles/Martin Christie ROIJ/RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution N BC588V8 (I) 4h.04m,52.2s. • -25 (eo) Olivier Payet/Valerie Gangnant F Peugeot 308 Maxi (&th F2) A? 4h. 12~ .5B.3s. Other Important finisher 13 (9) Harri ROVANPERA/Rlsto Pietilainen FIN SEAT WRCar A B8139UW (E) 3h .5&m.19.4s. WO W2 TC 10 - -e 4+1 - -3 2+3 - -1•2 - -10 --10 8 -138 (88 F2) starters. 85 (54 F2) finishers. •Group winners. ••Teams' Cup qual ifer. MANUFACTUREijS REGISTERED DRIVER. Winner's & F2 average speed over spacial stages 94.72kph (record). s 1 1ms e t e ay sec-onds in front of Delecour with Puras another second back. The championship Renaults were well off the pace. Laukkanen hit a rock and punctured a tire but the mousse allowed him to fin-ish the stage with almost no loss of time. Martin Rowe was hav-ing brake troubles on h is Rowe, suffering from a wayward sequential gearshift changer, which was changing gears by it-self! In Group N, Manfred Stohl was having a good day for a change, ahead of Trelles who was learning about the Evo VI. "5th gear stopped working but there are no other problems." Al Wahaibi was in second but ended the day in the third spot. Kris Rosenberger lost the power steering then had a brake prob-lem th at caused serious over-heating. Leg 2 - Six stages, asphalt, 125 kms - started clear and as soon as Delecour h ad transmission troubles on the first stage the Citroens had it all their own way. Puras immedi-ately rose to second place and actually came close to taking the overall lead on the last stage. Bugalski had gone so well on Stage 11, not knowing the increasing difficulties of those running behind him in the rain that he eased up a bit on the 12th stage and he nearly lost the lead! Delecour's car was react-ing more erratically. "It is for-ever trying to swap ends and it is getting more and more dan-gerous." By the end of Stage 4 he had fallen to fifth place. They only had time to change a driveshaft and so Delecour struggled through the day, fin-ishing in seventh place and at days end the entire transmission was changed. Peugeot had Panizzi in fifth place but on the penultimate stage there was ig-nition hiss and on the final stage he stopped with fuel starvation problems and he was out of the event. As to the rest of the pack following the Citroens, Sainz Continued on page 18 7501 SLATER unit E, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647 (714) 848-8880 PHONE (714) 848-1844 Fax Of!F ROAD TRUCK SPECIAUSTS PRE-RUNNER SUSPENSION FOR RANGER/ F-150 CUSTOM FA8RICATION • SHOC1( IIOUN1'B !«. 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Piero Liatti and Carlo Cassina get all four off the ground on their way to a ninth overall finish at Corse, slowed to some extent by suspension troubles. led throughout but McRae had hopes of catching him_ until he spun on the final stage. Toyota was having a good day. Co-driver Luis Moya said that Carlos was driving bril-liantly, especially when it started to rain in the late after-noon. Auriol was happy from Stages 9 to 12, he had let air out of his tires on Stage 11 and then realized, because of the rain it was the wrong thing to do! McRae, in his Ford had made a wrong tire choice but on Stages 9 and 10 he was doing well. Burns had a spin in the wet and Thiry found that his origi-nal suspension setup· was the least of the worst, not knowing if the trouble was the suspension or the tires. At Mitsubishi, Makinen was having brake overheating problems and he was free with his opinions about the cars lead-ing the rally. "It seems the French Richard Burns and Robert Reid corner their great looking Subaru lmpreza as they speed towards the seventh overall position with an SRO crowd looking on. drew tremendous ct"owds and almost caused the rally to be stopped in the middle of the island because of the huge crowds on the roads and the rally was running almost an hour late. Citroen would say nothing about team . orders, only that it was too early to say if the weather would favor Colin McRae and Nicky Grist were fourth overall in their Ford Focus, them or not. The much to the delight of the crowd situated at this panoramic setting. weather was expected have one set of rules and we to be damp in the morning, dry : have another!" Freddy Loix was and sunny for the afternoon Tele-. terribly unhappy with his car vision stage. Would the Citroens , and was unable to attack at all. still be leading? Sainz was curious. · SEAT were also unhappy but It had not been good for him that Liatti made fourth best time on Puras had led him in Catalunya the final stage, in the wet. and it was very troubling that an-Climents' engine was slowly los-other Spaniard was leading him ing power, Krisztian Hideg was here on Corse. having electrical problems on Leg 3 - Five stages, asphalt, his Subaru and Lundgaard had l lOkms -The great day was upon a couple of flats to bother him us! Eurosport had slotted the live rear suspension, causing him to retire from the event and Bums had a spin, just to keep in-teresting. Makinen was going quite well but was too far back to be of any consequence. Climent was running but he was still way down on power. In Formula 2 Rousselot had his Renault stuck in second gear for two stages and this was damaging the clutch. Laukkanen was the top W2L driver. His teammate, Rowe, finally abandoned the struggle with the transmission of his Renault, so Laukkanen was third in F2, first in W2L. In Group N Stohl had a broken shock ab-sorber and this allowed Trelles to get ahead and Al W ahaibi was still in third. Mendez was finally going without trouble but both Phillippe and Puhakka went off the road. This is the i;ystem run by most off road race winners TRI-MIL BOBCAT qJROME and he felt the final stages in the TV coverage into their program rain were very dangerous. ofSpanishGrandPrixMotorcycle Janina Depping retired het Ford "Racing. There were no signs of with engine problems. Citroen team orders, Sainz and 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA ~UFFLER . In Group N the top three did McRae were too close behind but not change at all. Reece Jones they were issued at service after retired when the front stub axle two stages and Bugalski was the sheared. Galli went off the road appointed winner! "We are con-on the final stage and <;ould not ·cerned only with the French . continue. Rosenberger finally Championship and it is important had sotne brakes but lost the that our regular driver should turbo boost, Mendez finished win" said· the Citroen Sport Di-the day on three cylinders. Else- rector. The big battle of the day where in F2, Maselli retired was for third place, the top WCR · with a broken _cam belt, and position, McRae and Sainz, _ Jean~Pierr.e Mani.ago!, in his 306 McRae finally getting ahead after · Maxi was competing in his 34th the 16th stage, by .2 of a second. . Tour de Corse! Rousselot was Delecour slipped one pla,ce to the top W2L driver but was pro-eighth but after a, .couple more ceeding cautiously because of stages he was in the sixth spot. --• •'Tao! the amount of gravel on the Then his transmission trouble roads. · again reared its ugly head on The service before the final stage was abuzz with excitement. There was some doubt whether Delecour's car would be ready to run the stage in spite of the 20 minute service break beforehand. With .2 seconds between McRae and Sainz, who needs an artificial points supplement to make it more exciting? The Citroens cruising to victory took away some of the excitement of the occasion, but the battle for third place and first in WCR was settled when McRae shifted down from third to second and the gearbox jammed. He spun the car. to allow it to slow d_own but he did hit a bank. Once again, for the fifth time out of six this year, every time since the Safari, Auriol won the final stage . However, the stage &aw the ~e-mise of Delecour's Peugeot with electronic gremlins taking him out of the event. Sainz said later, '.'There are two things wrong with this system. We must finish the rally before the stage to ensure that everyone is going to go fast. We also think that three points Page 18 'll!IJII'-__,_ ~ II 11111 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED • The specter of the TV stage Stage 16, so he started driving continued to menace and over- more cautiously but he hit some shadow the event. Television re- rocks in the road and that did quirements demanded that the more tranny damage, oil started final stage be held on a Sunday.·. seeping out and it caught fire. He Running on Saturday is not com- finished the stage but that was the monplace. but the weekend event end of the rally for him. Thiry slid into a large rock and damaged the Quick, more left rudder! Tapio L'aukkanen and Kaj Lindstrqm took their Renault Maxi Megane to a great 10th overall and an even better first in W2L. July 1999 · for winning are too many!" Au-riol, of course, liked it but he too thought that thre.e points were too many. The championship in-truders are not expected to be seen again on the World Rally cir-cuit until San Remo and after . that, the heavier weight rules for the year 2000 should e the end of their insolence. There were 138 entries at this year's Tour de Corse, 85 of the entrants finished, a 61 % finishing ratio. The average speed on the special stages was 94. 72kph, a new record speed for the rally. Driver stap.dings in i:he WRC race: Makinen 29 points, Auriol 28, McRae 23, Sainz 21, Bugalski 20. Manufacturer's points are: Toyota 61, Mitsubishi 38, Ford 34, Subaru 20 and SEAT 8. Gravel is next, stay tuned for more ~urprises as the season goes on. ■ Dusty Times

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24 HOURS OF LE FUD • PLASTER CITY WEST, CA,USA gap helps erase those tortured memory banks ... and attracts a strange sort: Campbell & crew Rock Around The Clock Masochists: "I can go another lap! " Defeatists: "I can't go another lap!" Sadists: "Your turn!" By Tony Tellier Photos: C&C Race Photo \ Hedonists: "I love this! Honest! " The idea is to ride the furthest from Sun to Sun and keep the bike running to the end. The only rule is that the bike has to cross the finish line AFTER the Checkers flag is thrown at 0700 on Sunday. There can be lots of sandbagging as the witching hour nears, waiting for the flag to be waved. Those riders hiding behind that lone ocotillo, for · example. One year the clear-·cut winner broke on the last lap: DNF. All for naught. In past years there have been lronmen. There have been Vintage riders. There have been Triumphs. There have been tragedies. There have been women. There have been two wheels, three wheels, four wheels, training wheels. There have been Geezers. And Super Geezers. Plenty of fear. Lots of loathing. There are always squids. They were all there. Johnny Campbell amassed six great riders for the 24 hour trial, and they covered over 1300 miles on the Honda XR600, 22 Laps ahead of their open competition. The Plaster City course is coarse, of course. And it gets worse. Take 30 bikes, run them two fronts .. . "One time we an average of 75 laps per bike picked up a spike and got a and the 10 mile badlands course (front) flat." The only other gets the equivalent of 4500 deterioration on the basically knobbies over it. The final hours, stock 600cc bike was a cracked on this New Moon evening, exhaust collector bracket and a before the sun comes up, are the weepy frame section up at the worst times in the world. As Fud sub frame seat junction. They wrote: "It just goes on and on but finished with half the brake pads you don't go anywhere. It seems still remaining and did not waste like a dead heat on a merry-go-one wheel. Oh, "It's a little round." The big story about the "24 Hours le Fud" is about what did not happen. For example; Johnny Campbell's American Honda XR600 did not have any trouble, setting an absolute record of 1362.3 miles by 49 and winning by 1 71. And the Plaster City wind did not stop blowing. Johnny and Jonah and Craig and Ron and Torsten simply stepped the pace way up, kept it there, and broke the old record with 137 laps: 1362.3 miles. The previous record of 1313 .1 miles in 24 hours was set in 1993 by the Paul Krause "Team Green" on a KX500. The wind came up like a big dog mid morning and blew cold until almost first light. Due east. First, you began to hate the wind. Then later, you loathed it. Now you know where the sands of the Algodones "Imperial Dunes" come from. THE CHAMPS #100 1st OA, 1st OA Motorcycle and 1st Open 4-Stroke Motorcycle - Honda XR600: Team Precision Concepts. Johnny Campbell had a super American Honda Racing team on line for the SR600: soon-to-be-World Champ Ron Wilson, Jonah Street (the Champion of Ellens burgh), Craig Smith, Greg Bringle, Torsten Bostrom and Johnny. Campbell was really tearing up the desert on his first stint behind the bars, setting the pace for the other riders, who were no less spectacular. And the fun pretty much never stopped. The only mishap was Jonah Street getting behind a much slower Quad. "I lost my rhythm and went under one of those trestles slower than I had been. I hit the opposite side of a whoop and went over the bars. I broke a clutch pedal." The Pro Tapers were replaced on the next rider change when the lights were put on and wheels swapped. No harm, no foul. Whenever it appeared that Lawson and the Montclair Yamaha guys were catching up, Johnny would cut something like a 9:06 lap ... 6 7 mph .. . to set everyone straight. Craig Smith was down from Cal Poly after finals to do his duties. He recently was awarded a $2,500 scholarship due solely to his excellent grades. Juggling many balls, and actually keeping them in the air, Craig had to pass on the weekend's Mammoth Mountain downhill ATB race. Bruce Ogilvie said that they changed three rear wheels and longer and a little lower'', satd THE RULES and STUFF Johnny. They used a stock tank Each entry departed every five with a dry break. (Tip: they use seconds. Downtime was logged K&N filter elements.) The pit and tracked under complicated crew said that "It is an amazing formulas. But no matter how thin bike. It pulled strong all 'day'. you slice it four hours cumulative Consider the pace that these was the limit for an official finish. guys put it through." The The toughest item was that the ubiquitous Bob Bell was · racing vehicle has to cross the conceptually precise. Finish Line under its own power Look for a Honda ad near you. after 0700 Sunday. Miss the flag, THE SETUP go another lap. "Beware 'The Ides of May'." (The new, improved, slim-Indeed! and-trim· Fud spoke of dreams A most insidious plan was broken by bikes that had broken prepared by Fud for t his on the final lap. Thus hopes for weekend: teams of six riders a win and a finish and a broken could, if they so wished, ride one record were also broken.) motorcycle in shifts continuously Engines cannot be changed. for 24 hours over a moonscape Courses cannot be cut -the BLM from Hell. In the actual area observeth and Fud disqualify-where God lost his shoes. And eth. then tell everyone that they THE TEAMS enjoyed it. THE MOTORCYCLES The "24 Hours le Fud " is only #122 run once every other year ... that 4th OA & 2nd Open 4-,,..,....,,..........,_.,..=..,.....~~~-==....;;.,,,..,,..,.,..,,....,., Ron Lawson and his team ran hard for 24 hours, finished second overall and were Sal Garcia and crew did an amazing job, bringing the Kawasaki KX250 to third the first 250 two stroke Yamaha YZ400F. overall, the Class 3 250 win and covered 1152 miles, a new record. Page 20 July 1999 Stroke Motorcycle - H onda XR600: San Diego Juice & Beverage/A&L Litho Fernando Real , Phil Zeiger, Mike Barnhill, Arturo Salas, Rod Hamby, Ed Tyynismaa. Phil Zeiger lamented that "We can have six guys on 'Team Donde' but we only have five right now." They scoured the area and dug up a new racer, Tyynismaa, who soloed San Felipe. "There is a huge amount of dust", Phil said, "and I don't feel like crashing today. I did it in San Felipe ... so I know!" Phil was racing with long drink of agtia Fernando Real and had "General Lee" Hayes organizing the chaos. Their mount was an XR600 modified by Bob Bell, Baja Designs and Scotts ... just like everybody else . The XR prepped by Stevie Reeder. They brought 110 gallons of VP Red; the mileage was about 23 miles per gallon. So they could conceivably ride 2300 miles. They only changed one rear wheel which had large sections of knobs torn off. They had to replace the rear shock and change the engine oil to Golden Spectro. "That stuff that was in ( the engine) was burning up", told Lee Hayes. They struggled with their hi-zoot HID lighting system and had to revert to their tried and (not so) true pair of halogens. With something amiss in the electrical power generation department, they then had to get by with only one light. Hayes said that a number of racers who tried the HIDs retained their original harness looms on the bike so when the expensive units failed to function properly they could plug the halogens. "And we never did any testing or checkout or development work on them. We just came here and tried them", complained Lee. "Fernando told me that 'Well, they're much brighter' if they work." Hayes was not amused. Rider Mike Barnhill was rudely awakened by members of Campbell's Honda team when they backed a bike up to his sleeping quarter's door and gave · him an exhaust pipe wake up call. Twice. Mike proved to be an intransigent sack ra_t. Lee said that Mike would plead for "One more hour (of sleep)." Lee finally told him that there were no more hours left. #125 5th OA & 1st 250 4-Stroke Motorcycle -Yamaha TT-R250: 4 -Stroke Dirt Bike Magazine Mark Kariya, Tim Telford, Jim Loh, Aaron Tuck, Jason Corfman and Chad Houck. Mark Kariya's Yamaha TT-R250 had suspension re-done by "yo u-know-who", a Scotts steering damper and an FMF pipe. Mark is the editor of the new 4-Stroke Dirt Bike Magazine. Partner T all Tim Telford said that he is "just a motohead . I've never even WORN a fanny pack." Poor old Tim shoulda stuck with Glen Helen. After three laps he found a section that he did not like.and bailed. Result: a broken collar bone for TTT and a five man team for Mark and manager Vic Klotz. The newly-introduced TT is an electric starter only. No lever. (Gulp!) They were the only team Dusty Times

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to successfully run a HID light. "It work$ great", said Mark. "It throw$ out a wide, long beam." They replaced the rear wheel twice: the second time with the original whe.el which was not that badly chunked. #351 3rd OA & 1st 250 Class 3 Motorcycle (Bikes 3 years or older) -Kawasaki KX250. Sal Garcia, Neal Goldsmith, Jason Hunter, Tim Pfeiffer, Robert Barnum, Andy Stevens. These dudes rode an aging KX to Third OA, the Class 3 250 win and the World Record in 1152.82 miles. They put in a sterling 9:.50 lap mid morning. #352 9th OA & 2nd 250 Class 3 Motorcycle (Bikes 3 years · or older) -Yamaha YZ250. Daria Zarrabi "Fat" Chance Whitaker, Eric Brue, Steve Carver. The old YZ of the San Diego Zarrabi team struggled to a 687 mile finish, well off the pace. #401 2nd OA & 1st 250 2-Stroke -Yamaha YZ400F (?): Dirt Bike Magazine. Ron Lawson, Gary Jones, Tim Staab, . Dewey Belew, Matt Murphy , Aaron Huntington. After the start it only took a few minutes for the first problems to rear their ugly heads. The other Montclair Yamaha had a late start in that it would not start. "Typical Lawson shit", was the overheard comment. "Well, he's out of the dust' ... , was Gary Jones' wry comment. Jones is a four time National MX champ. Dusty Times own Mark Ka;iya and his group rode their Yamaha TT-R250 to a great first in 250 4 stroke and were fifth overall as well. They ran strong all day and night this second overall. #407 7th OA & 1st Class 3 250 4-Stroke -DR350: Cycle Parts West. Dano Legers, Sean and Darren McGarvie, Jeff Edwards, Andy Dohrer, Jim Gavin. Number "407" was supposed to have been number "403." It was a DR350 Suzuki ... but should have been a Honda XR400. But nobody told these tough guys, who hammered along on the old DR and got themselves a world record! 9 5 7 miles. A very Innes would be proud. #800 DNF Senior Motorcycle -Honda XR600. Gary Tepner, Vince Shandunas, Jay Ziker, Ross Gregory, Steve Russell. Gary Tepner's effort went down along with Vince Skandunas, the lithe Lithuanian. Vince was closing on a Quad in the dark and the four wheeler did a swap right in front of his XR 600 and collected Vince. Vince probably got a broken beezer out of the deal and tweaked a wrist and banged up his ribs. The bike fared not much better as the subframe was moved over an inch into the tire's travel path. The pipe, lever and hammer crew was unable to make the necessary spatial adjustments so they hung it up at about 2200 hours. Fud Pacific Daylight Race Time. #600 DNF Open -Yamaha YZ400F: Dirt Bike Magazine. Paul Krause, Ronnie Schuller, Garth Sweetland, Abe Baumann, Tim Staab, Ron Lawson. The YZ400F of Montclair Yamaha was on its side in the pits The first four wheeler to finish was the Roll 250cc of John Gregory and crew, covering 1026 miles on the 24 hour marathon. after only five laps. The solemn team was busy replacing the clutch. Krause said that the clutch "was going away." The hollow dowel got distorted so they put the cover plate on without it. A roving vidiot was voice-overing his taping of the clutch job ... to the irritation of one and all. They then changed the largest possible 16-tooth countershaft sprocket to a 15. "The '16' was loading the motor too much", Paul suggested. They couldn't get the oversize sprocket past the rubbing block on the swing arm, so Tim used a hammer and chisel (i.e., screwdriver) to make a gap. Staab then forgot to turn on the petcock and soon he ground to a _ stop at the infield jump. They lost three and a half laps on that number: 00:41: 26. They then cut a 9:07 lap just to show everyone how the hog ate the cabbage. This engine was touted in Fud's Press release as (quote) "tricked to the maximum" lower end. They actually did the upper end job outside "before the wind really came up." It took two hours and 2 7 minutes. Then the lower end went away. DNF. #601 6th OA & 1st Open Motorcycle - Honda CR500cc. Craig Hunter, Todd Hay, Brent Farrell, Jon Parks, Eric Wolfe. The dry break on Craig Hunter's "AA-Fuel Bike" CR was not exactly "dry", pouring fuel all over the desert after removal from the fuel tank. Their 94 minute repair left a lot to be desired ... after only a 100 miles, too. THE QUADS/ATVS Continued on page 22 HONDA Power . Equipment . KAWAGUCHI HONDA CORP. 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The Honda XR600 of the Fernando Real team was the second Open The Yamaha YZ250 was ridden to a great second in Class 3 250 and The DR350 Suzuki ridden by Dano Legers and his pals covered 957 4 stroke to finish, fourth overall after 115 long hard laps. the Zanabi crew were ninth overall as well, 24 hours well spent. miles on the aging bike; first Class 3 250 and seventh overall. #501 Renaud, Mike Zarsan, Jason outfitted with two PlAAs and a ATV and second OA. from Phoenix ... Father-Son-Yet-lst ATV & 1st 250 ATV - Renaud. snappyframewith"Jimco"-likeA-#512 Senior ... came equipped with a Roll 250cc ·tobo: Cycle Parts These guys were the second arms by Dyno Dean. It never made DNF Open ATV -Honda six pack rack. Dads 'n' Lads: Big West. · 250 ATV in spite of a lengthy a lap. Bill McNeer explained that 350cc. Chuck Ott and .son Brian rode John Gregory, Doug Eichner, work program on the 18th lap. the engine locked up solid. "It was Kevin Lucore_. Nathan with Pat Targioni and son Mike. Steve Bielman, Danny Rudd, They were still able to run 12 pushing the coolant out if I even Lomstock, Bob Berendes, Greg Their two laps was not quite Alberto Marquez, Mike Johnson. minute tours. got on the gas." There have been Row. what they had hoped for. · The Lobos were the Overall #504 scour marks in the left hand The bike was towed in to the #520 Quad with no appreciable down DNF 250 ATV - Yamaha. cylinder head. They stopped work pits by competitor Rocky 2nd ATV & 1st 4-Stroke time ... they just kept plugging R,ob Svator, Aaron Strange, Joe on it since: "Our goal is to win, not Trevino's sand rail. "It started ATV -Honda 440EX. away for the win and seventh Lucero,· Gary Magee, Robert to finish." DNW. DNF. out fouling the plugs", Kevin Jay Gobel, Jared Huffman.-overall race vehicle. Wessels, Rick Wessels. #511 explained. They could "kick" Chad Du Vall, Larry Johnson, #502 This team was the pinnacle of 3rd ATV & 1st Open ATV - over, by hand, the 350cc Honda Brad and Robin Page. 5th ATV & 3rd 250 ATV - inconsistency: some laps took 15 CT Honda 330cc: two-stroke from CORE These Midwesterners got a Honda 250cc: Cycle Parts minutes. Others 40. But the Jason Sparks, Tony Baker, Motorsports. Their immediate good dose of Plaster City. They West. 3: 2 7: 18 one really killed them. Adam Campbell, Dwight Lowell, plan after noting that there was will carry those aolein deposits Hugo Appel, Jerry Rudd, Bob They were "Houred Out" for a Jimmy Stephenson. no spark was to find a black box back to Marietta. Ohio in their Rudd, Dave Martin, Rocky DNF although they were running By mid-evening crew chief to "borrow." Fueling was via a eyes, ears, nose and throats. Trevino, Allen Gillette. - albeit only 50 laps -at the flag. Kevin Avina had the Quad on its gas cap closed by a bicycle QAD They also went back to West By Was third A TV and ran a #510 side and right hand primary drive axle lever. Twenty-five laps Was God Virginia and Pennsyltucky wide range of lap times. DNF Open ATV -SRP cover removed due to a vibration all she wrote. ·with a World Record: 924:31 Consistency is the hobgoblin of Banshee. problem. The rotary vibration #515 miles. small minds, of course. Rick McMorran, Dean attenuator on the crankshaft DNF Quad ATV -Honda #521 #503 Sundahl, Bill McNeer, Clint stub had failed. They 310cc. DNF 4-Stroke ATV -Honda 4th ATV & 2nd 250 ATV - Guidry, Mike Gonzalez, Martin cannibalized another four Chuck Ott, Brian Ott, Ken 400EX. Honda 250cc 4 Trax. McNeer. wheeler and replaced the Osborn, Mark Dowd , Mike J. T. Shepard, Russ Johnson, Scott Prayther, Damn McMorran's car-like Banshee offending part, It musta worked Targioni and Pat Targioni. Bobby Billings, John Weir, Donald Prayther, David Newland, Bart had "$7,000" dumped into it, as they were the first big bore This multi-generational entry Pease. Page 22 July 1999 LEGENlDARY PERFORMANCE Mickey Thompson off-road race tires have made their mark in some of the most demanding races known to man. The Baja 1000, Mint 400, Paris-Dakhar and Parker 400 aren't your average trail-hopping runs. What makes the M/T® off-road race series tires better than the rest. 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. . . . \ . -,---~ . -· ....,<~-c--====---M/T -~.,~==:;;~,..... ,·.·. : .... ·· Mickey Thompson Pertom1ance Tires. 4670 Allen Road, Stow, Ohio 44224 Tech line (330) 928-9092 Dusty Times

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Jay Gobel and the boys from, back east rode their Honda 440EX to They had mechanical IM'.>6S but the Jason sparks crew brought their The Ingersoll gang gave it all they had and set a new record of 940 .,1st 4 AT\/, second ATV overall and got 93 laps completed. Honda 330cc in first Open ATV and covered 918 miles on their trek. miles on their bike, 95 laps completed and a ninth overall finish. Veteran Baja racer. Shepard Bryan Saasta, Jordan Saasta, top end with stock gearing at the anymore. After a year racing practice over here in Arizona. only got in 31 laps before the end James Saasta, Ronnie Golden, Jim Red Mountain Hare 'n' Hound. It's SCORE in an ex-Baldwin Unless it's a golf course." (Smile!) came. DNF. Skipping, Scott Hewett. hard to run with the KX500s, Porsche-Chenowth, he returned On Day 2, Destry's KX250 blew DIESEITENWAGENMASCHINEN These local guys got in one anyway. But the '400' works great." to his first love: motorcycles. a lower end bearing and he was a #151 harsh lap then departed. for El "I'm still doin' OK at what Mark is riding the '99 ISDE DNF. "The (only) upside was that 1st 650cc Sidecar -Yamaha Centro and shelter of the Saasta races I can take the time for", Qualifiers and is ready for we went to the Grass Track Tests EML. Chevron station. Garth continued. "A little off the Portugal in September. and called out the good lines for Daman Doherty, Scott Greg-EL CHISMOSO pace, maybe ... but still OK." Sweetland said that he went to our Team USA guys. It was an eye ory, Glen L'Heureux, Josef Tex Mitchell is working at Yeah, "OK" enough to be the '98 Australian Six Days last opener for him ... and for me, too ... Perralovic, and long-suffering Baja Designs, putting to rest, riding on the Krause Montclair November (which was on the same to see how smooth the top passengers Jim Brownlee and hopefully for good, those rumors Yamaha Racing Team. weekend,as the Baja 1000) with Europeans were. The Americans Chris Jones. that h~ was unemployable. Garth also raced the Tonopah Destry Abbott. "We learned a lot... really hammered the turns ... Well, OK. It was not that fast. An old new face at the "24 BitD with Tim Staab and also did the (regular European Enduro looking real strong and fast ... but But it was steady enough to garner Hours" was Garth Sweetland, he Casey's Laughlin event teamed riders) really know how to ride we had clocks on everyone and the World Record at 449.2 miles, once of Team Green fame. ·With with Mark Miller. Miller is those Special Tests. The Grass when it came down to it, the well over the previous mark of two boys and· a family concrete another Phoenix area rider, won Tracks, in particular. I looked at Europeans were actually faster! It 386.4 miles. The .ancient 7 50cc business in booming Phoenix, a distant past "1000" in the 125 those and thought "Hey! We don't surprised Des try. Now he knows vertical twin, four-stroke, power Garth has had to balance work and class, which no one races even HAVE any place like that to what he has to work on." ■ plant was reliable but the tiny play, a tough decision in any conical K&Ns were questionable. language. Business and familial Very much so. The 1981 Belgian-duties have taken priority over built chassis featured a number of racing although "I did get a 10th unusual items. The leading link Overall at the last AMA Hare and front end is actually de riguer for Hound. And, Hell; I was the MX sidecars. The air spring at the Fourth Vet! Can you believe it? back is something more likely to be Fourth! Dan (Richardson) is now seen on a Fruehof semi-trailer. To over 30 (John) Rudder is, too." and provide the missing damping effect, Jeff Capt is a Vet. "Plus you never two springless shocks were know what Larry's (Roeseler) going mounted off the rear swinging arm to race. A truck. The Vet class. like a DT-1. (Hint: MX sidecars Four-strokes. Pro. II have three swing arms: front, rear "When Sweetland was racing and side.) They blew out the VW with Team Green - winning the '92 steering damper and shot out the "1000" to La Paz on a KX500, for silencer packing. They lamented example - "it was so stressful. Pre-the fact that they were allowed six running, racing, more racing. Sure teams ... 12 people ... but could only it was fun but the pressure got old. scrape up six total. When the flag Now I'm more relaxed and my fell they piled all six guys on the riding's actually been good." 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CORP SAN FELIPE 200 Pizza Man Delivers In San Felipe By Tony Tellier Photos: MV Race Photos Manlio Moreno finally remembered he had a fifth gear and used it to good advantage, taking the overall win at the CORP San Felipe 200. Manlio Paul Moreno, in the first successful ride in his Unlimited class single seat Jimco, kept hard charging Raymundo Santos del Prado's "Ten" at bay for the entire ragged-out 200 miles to overall the CORP San Felipe 200. The ever ebullient Moreno was all smiles: "I breathed easier after mile 21" referring to his ignominious DNF at his too short stint in the recent SCORE race. "I made no mistakes but I knew that the Doc was on my butt." After his first lap, when he had but a three minute lead over Santos del Prado, the Mangiamo's Pizzas magnate "found fifth (gear)" and upped the ante to win the whole enchilada by 33 minutes. Santos del Prado fell back due to a flat tire on the upper end thus ending his bid for three in a row. The chewed up course utilized portions of the recent SCORE 250 and was either super soft or horribly whooped or real rocky. The southern loop did not use the Old Puertocitos "Land Speed Record" Road, but instead, hugged the rugged Cerros Kino y Juan rising to the west (can you say "cross drainage"?). The cars then went west through a grueling Huatamote Wash and out from Morelia Junction to fly across the moonscape Laguna Diablo. The top loop was the usual cactus forest, the normal Borrego pits, then behind Three Poles and down the Power Line Road through The Dump ... then do it all over again. The Overall Sportswoman was diminutive Michel Gastelum in her "5" VW. The Jennifer Grey look alike gets her driving skills both from dad Ray, of VP Racing Fuels de Mexico, and from boyfriend Vic Bruckmann, he of never-lift "1600" fame: "(The race) was good ... I WON!" Michel drove both laps with Mike Loomis, who had to drop in a little oil. "I went faster on the second lap", said Michel, "bl!,t it was rougher. I had some transmission problems and had a low tire at the finish." She had "pre-run the top section while racing the '250' witb Vic" ... one tougl:i customer, she ... then did the lower section on Friday. The Sportsman classes did not take the usual course break: they had to go the full two laps, same as the Pros. Safari cars did "only" one. Moreno "pre-ran {the first 20 miles) during the '250'", he laughed. "The front bumper is already bent. I actually pre-ran in my '1600' and I had to run the Ray Santos def Prado did all the driving, changed one flat, to take the Class 1 O win, · and second overall. · Page 24 {Huatamote) Wash in first. I'll bet that 30% do not make it through the first lap ... stuck or motor or clutch, anyway." Mexicali engine man Victor "VR" Romo had class winners in "l", "10", "1600", and "5-1600". The normally taciturn motor man was actually smiling at the finish. PRO I & 10 Manlio came by the Palomar water tank totally pinned with the car working good. The trailing Quintero rig was not working quite as well. .. Guillermo was on and off the gas through the rollers and being gobbled up by the Doc. Dr. Santos del Prado (SdP) pulled out all the stops to catch Moreno and gave it a good try on the first lap, dropping only three minutes to the twice sized 3.2L Jimco. Of course, by doing so, Ray beat the second place car of the Quinteros - Guillermo and Miguel -by almost 40 minutes. Santos del Prado lost 20 minutes on the upper end when he slowed, had to change a flat at RM90 ... a local team helped change the tire. The Quinteros ran a Don Hatz Motor ... or at least ran a Don Hatz sticker, anyway, and a bus box. SdP had been out pre-running the start sections when the QAD steering wheel came off the shaft. (Shades of John Cooley and the Outlaw car at Maneadero.) "I tried to grab the end with my hands! Look ... and now I'm starting with a smiley right rear wheel." He has a VR engine with a boost bottle. Cesar y Rene Alfaro from "The Alignment Shop", sporting a flame paint job, and had spuds for six extra/other rear shocks per side. They were now racing with (only) one Sway-A-Way. The "Off Road Adventure Tours" two seater ran a bus· box. Cesar was all over the course looking for the good line ... No Way, Oscar! Off the start SdP was making up valuable time white an already passed Alfaro was struggling through the whoops ... then took July 1999 Hector Garcia took fhe 1600 class win, and also finished third overall on the very tough course. a hard left at the Palomar structure ... although the race course actually went due straight south. Hmmm ... mus ta been a lot smoother over there on the. Old Puertocitos Road. The big two seater of Luis Barragan signed up The Rocket of La Verna, Conrad Diaz, to take a hot lap. Conrad joined the not-so-exclusive CV Club dropping a half an hour on the second lap for the hot hands repair. Conrad missed a shift in front of everyone at Zoo crossing. Diaz always says that he will bring out his pink "5" car "someday" but never quite seems to do so. Luis was sighted only minutes before his scheduled start time adding some precautionary air to a front tire at a llantera near the Asado General. The Toyotalift car of Alfredo Torres and Martin Valenzuela got in one lap then was gone. The A-arms on this car seem to be too harshly sprung: A-arm front ends like lots of compliance, otherwise why go at all. PROS Beny Canela and Mike Jordan had an eventful day in the big red "Guilty" truck ... until proven innocent under the Napoleanic legal code of Mexico. "Mike broke a· trailing arm" and we had to come up "that damned wash with a welder. It cost us an hour and a half to get there plus an hour to fix the arm. It was a hell of a patch job. We ended up helping all the stuck cars. The wash was terrible. We tried to get up on top of it." To add insult to injury the race truck's radio antenna was bent way over. "We could hear them but could not transmit." But no matter ... they said that they "had fun." When they were informed that they were the only rig running, they left Morelia Junction and called it a day. By virtue of reaching Check 1 on Lap 2 Beny was declared the winner. Coronado's truck was working very well indeed. While it was working. Beny looked good. He was close behind Coronado after passing Carlos Ibarra who was in the dust. Ibarra was in the mid-motored monster truck, which· made for a real tight fit for the co-pilot. PRO5 The two finishers in this five car class weren't jokin' this sunny day. The "Puro Valle" VW of the Familia Gonzalez never had a moment's rest as the Ruben Garden car completed the first lap neck and heck with Gonzalez; with Ruben getting the nod of the clock by a minute. The pendulum swung the other way on the final turn around the desert and Gerardo, Jr. and Sr. won in the Pure Valley Water car by 20 seconds. The pre-runnerish "It" of Juan Trujillo took almost six hours to make one lap. The redeye Wyatts never got through one; neither did Cesar Gutierrez and Jaime Medina. PRO 1600 Once again the small bore class had plenty of action. Not one to make. the same mistake twice in two weeks, Hector Garcia and the Pacho T earn let no cachanillas grow under their Yokohamas as they blasted to a rocky win and third overall. (At their previous race, the Whiplash Gila Monster 150, they lost by one second to Brad Rowland ... "We [were held up and] could not pass [Kurt Brewer]".) This time they kept the pressure on and were able to put down the Barry Gedman/Steve Downing Major-motored, two seat Chenowth by a slim 00:02:25 margin. Barry took last year off due to "financial considerations ... maybe race the Primm and the '1000'." In his first race Jim Vildibill rode with Barry ... he had run over their Plaster City test track. Randy Melhouse saddled up with Steve. Before the race Tim Bano, riding with Adam Pfankuch, on purpose, said that "The course sucks, as always. Up to Morelia it is so choppy. We pre-ran one lap and that was as much as we wanted to do." In the "250" they lost a stub axle and fried two CVs. History would repeat itself this Saturday. The Adam Pfankuch/Rick St. John K.I.T. Kernko Kar suffered (another?) a torn CV boot resulting in lost time and busted hardware. The K.I.T. guys changed the car crew at the Zoo Road and got passed by class competitors Downing, Reynoso, Quintero's "Ten" car, and Pacho Garcia while they frantically greased and taped the smoking hot left rear boot. Adam said that when he got into the roughest rough he lost the power steering. "It's aerating ... put in some fuel cell foam" was the suggestion from the Peanut Gallery. Adam and Tim said that "Downing just walked past us. In the cross-grain we started to catch him." Adam had been unhappy at the performance of his engine in the Huatamote uphill sand Wash when Downing simply motored around them. "I was in first {gear) and they just drove past us." Later, Steve agreed: "It was easy to pass them." Continued on page 26 Dusty Times

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Beny Gane/a and Mike Jordan had on-course repairs, and never got '---'-'------""-~-= .................... lap 2 finished, but got the win by going further than the rest of the Barry Gedman and Steve Downing finished the hard-fought 1600 race Bill Hanson didn't get a chance to pre-run, and still soloed to a nice class. in second place.· third lace in Class 9. Gerardo Gonzalez and Gerardo Jr., and Roberto Gonzalez, took the Pro Class 5 win by a very narrow 20 seconds. Adam and Tim then de-suited goggles, no visor, no Pumper. and rushed off to Carlsbad for Team Visine? Prom Night. Jose Guadalupe Perez headed Although during the Zoo a local SF race team to fifth Road driver swap Mike place with the car handled by Pfankuch did the George Seeley patriarch Simon Perez. The fix: grease and speed tape they Perez crew broke a header were missing George's patented runner and had to run into San shop rag addition and second Felipe for a replacement. On loop Rick had to eventually stop the second lap they had two for repairs, which included a flats in the sand .wash with only stub axle. The 2:25 first lap one spare. "We got lucky", deteriorated to a 4:05 and Simon said. "We borrowed a fourth. front from the Doc's pit. It was Tim Biebieff noted, that loads of fun and we're glad to "once the course got into the be back. The car was just sitting rough we could catch Steve." for four years." Steve Downing swore that "If The Miguel Barraza/Sonia we both hadn't gotten lost and "Dada" Fierro ... the fresh Barry ran out of gas we'da won. looking single seater with Yoks There was this jump where we on the rear and (hopefully) the both got air, each lap, and correct plate under the carb was missed the right hand turn. We a DNF. "Sonia" was running ran out with ten miles to go. strong but then was heard to Some Mexicans had a jerry can shift up to fourth when other and gave us some gas. We hit cars were already in top gear. Pacho three, four times." How They eventually broke out King rude! Kong rear torsion mount and Jacobo Quintero's car was sagged to a one lap "finish". the old Dan McCarthy racer in Don Gibson's yellow the Q-Team's first race. "MarTeck" from San Antone, Beginner's luck? Perhaps, but Texas ("It's a whole different third place worked for them. country") with "no power." Quintero did get passed in the Sources close to the team morning sun by the Wyatt's suggest that the effort was higher-powered "5" at Palomar. hampered by too many cooks Note: The Wyatts wore no spoiling the caldo. .,,,,..,__,,= Alejandro and Leonardo Navarrete put their very clean looking Class 9 into victory circle with a margin of just 19 seconds. Page 2& Rick Fouquette hit a big tree with his Pro 5-1600, but held things together well enough to take the win. The/ER Designs "Auto Uteveno" car of Martin Gonzalez, Johnny Cordoba and Poncho Alcala was expected to go fast. But could not keep up the pace. At all: DNF. The "Pacho" car seemed a little rough, but then what can you get out of stock. arms with the gas pinned to the floor boards? PRO 5-1600 Class winner Rick Fouquette had to tell the tale on himself. "We were on the Rhythm Section out of Borrego and I was trying to keep on top of things and I was topped out in third and it got away from me. We hit a big tree ... a big branch (this big) came in the window and hit Edgar (Casanova). He was OK,· though." Compare this description with his pre-race plans: "In the last 20-30 miles you have to use your head and be the most consistent and look for Lady Luck. It's chop all the Way down." Fou passed the Pietro car on the dry lake. "We just pulled him." The Alta Igenieros of Eric Muller Pazos... aka Eric "Molinero" ... stopped to change a broken right rear sho~k. They were way back ... late off the start for some reason. And were never·to catch up . Eric is a flight instructor. ... "Escuelad.e Vuelo Muller" ... and crop duster "Fumigaciones Aereas Muller" driving the ex-G us ta vo Vildosola/Charlie Watters' car. They• almost left the pit with a helmet on top. "We have six spare reservoir shocks ... and none here." Nino (John) Denver is Antonio Lopez. . The Luis Leal and Ricardo Munoz Vee Bug was towed into Zoo Crossing for a long afternoon of cerveza due to overheating and the left hand "link pin was damaged after only 14 miles but we had to drive it to Morelia." They kicked back in their racing suits and sipped July 1999 a few cold ones. The ever-popular Covas team was searching for the good line but was just making the race longer, since the "good line" is simply the one that you ain't in. Period. They were unable to get much further than the first lap. Another team that promised but failed to deliver was the Herrejon and Rodriguez car. DNF. Third place finisher Manud Ibarra and Luis :"Chill" Serrano were moving through the pack from the flag, playing catch up but nobody, in the class, anyway, could match the 40 mph pace of Pietro Brasea. But steady is as steady does and Rick and Edgar cut the final lap six minutes quicker for the win. The "Mike's Place" Pabloff Hernandez car was fourth. Efren Gastelum got fifth ahead of the Allan Gregory ex-Ledezma car which lost a CV, just like everybody else, and a front brake line. The crew included Allan's son Jason Gregory, Jason Lee (the long-suffering body man who had to knock out all the dings and dents from the Cerro Prieto Day of Flipperoo), pitter Seth Filgo and Matt Petersen. Allan G. teamed with Matt while Jason G. had Steve Kobiysashi - "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to make people believe that he didn't exist" . on the right side. "We got stuck a couple of times", said J.G. "This is not our race motor. This is the pre-runner and it's down maybe ten horsepower. We had no flats but saw maybe five 5-1600s stuck off the start." PRO 7 Once again Perry and Eli took full measure of the big Mini Truck class with an eventually surprising 90 minute win over Alberto Gonzalez and Mario Montes. The Gonzalez truck was seen to work very well through the whoops and they kept a close tab on the yellow Ranger. The Gova Ranger of A erto, amoso a acas , is running a stock 4.0L engine, according to Cha to, my reliable information source. "It was a good race", Perry said. "We were bumper to bumper for a long time. (Calacas) passed us twice and we passed him three times." Eventually Gonzalez's truck would let him down and the • lengthy repair time would let Eli go on to a not-so-leisurely Top Ten finish. The other three cars were never in the hunt, never even finishing a lap. Jesus Mendez was very slow ... Vildibill said, "I hope he has headlights." Mendez did not need them for he only went a ·short distance in a long time: PRO 7S The limited Mini Trucks all took a long time to finish the race. The Duron Clan took eight hot hours to win while runner-up Ruben Garcia was only 20 minutes behind. Ruben's ride looked pretty rough, even early in the going. And when the going got tough, well, you know the drill. Refugio Fonseca's cute "Tweety Bird" Ranger was slow and would get so slow that it took almost nine hours to· do the race. Jaime Soto's ride had very little front wheel travel and it showed with only one lap to show for their effort. PRO CHALLENGER Off the start Tony Gome·z passed front starter Francisco "FnF" Fernandez within two miles but could not keep pace with the spot-on Navarrete guys. The Navarretes put seven minutes on Luis Rivera and nine on Tony on the first lap then held on by the skin of their teeth to edge Rivera by 19 seconds, averaging almost 38 miles per hour over the bouncy course. (Interestingly enough my on-course notes show that Navarrete was quite "out of control" end of quote! I guess that's what it takes to win in this class.) In a blast from the past a · now-graying (read "distinguished") Bill Hanson solo-ed his ex-Kernco "Cafe Combate, single seater and got a not-so-rusty third place ten minutes behind. Did Hanson have trouble? Nuthin'. I never pre-ran it, which woulda helped! I'm already ready for a '1600'." Bill said that it used to be an old Lacarra car after Larry Kern drove it and when we got together they all tell about rolling it. "Endo-ing it. Crashing it. Works for me." Perennial Challenger challenger Tony Gomez turned the "NTN" car over to son Ivan who then struggled to an Dusty Times

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Hugo and Rene Avila, Luis Carapia and Fernando Rubio made up the Eli Yee and Perry McNeil put their Ford into victory circle in the Pro 7 The Duron Clan and Jose Padron teamed up to take the win in Class winning team in Class 11, which ran the same course as everyone class with a trouble-free day. _l_S_in_th_e_ir~N_,_·ss_a_n_·~-~--~~-----~----_e_ls~e_. ~---~----~---~--------unusual fourth place with a the first lap while Bravo and sixth. Arturo Cervantes and pre-runner. Or is a used one a and started out on pre-run faulty electrical fuel pump. brave ones got to the Borrego Jason Jones, out of neighboring "re-runner?" They still finished bumpers, aluminum panels and Samuel Gieneros and Checkpoint. Somerton, .AZ, sneaked in the in four hours as the second such when he was 15. Arturo Arternio Guzman had a SPORTSMAN 1600 back door for fifth. Seventh, Safari. Only two minutes out of studied welding and mechanics mechanic working under the car Winner Pablo Alvarado and was Sergio Nieto, the last of first. at Imperial Valley College. Now right before the start. It musta Luis Banda ran a clean new car 50% finisher rate. Third finisher was Francisco he does 1600s, 5-1600 and even worked ... they finished albeit in over Victor Lozano and Victor SPORTSMAN 7 Delgado. Winner Enrique built Bill Hanson's old "11" car sixth and two hours back of Garfio. Both finished and both Dave Ahles ... and Steve Gonzalez was DQ'd (see below). when both were getting started. Alejandro. were under seven hours, too. Moore ... drove solo and won! I Masoa Shiba Okada was fast, Jorge "KSTRO" Castro's Zoo Ben Dietrich's Challenger SPORTSMAN 5 woulda wanted a•pusher and a too fast, it appears with a DNF. Road pit was a classy setup, nice was put on trailer pretty much Winner Michel Gastelum shoveler with me on this course. Even with Enrique Iribe shirts, orderly with cones, a sun by his dad Dave's decision. "The passed Mario Cabanillas "5" SAFARI helping. shade, and a radio antenna. car isn't hurt that bad. I think (which had little suspension) Only the Safari entries did EL CHISMOSO Ralphy Navarro: "It's nice to we shoulda gone on and. got within a few miles off the start not get to do two laps. Bummer. The winning Garcia "1600" is see all the Sportsman entries ... more (wheel) time. But there and never looked back. Tricked again! out of the Mexicali "Curry they are happy to be able to race were terrible silt beds. There Cabanillas took over six hours Ricardo Cons and Carlos Fabricaciones" shop. According AND they are a greater market were lots of cars in there." to make his one tour while Chavez did a fine job in keeping to a reliable and informed for older race cars." PRO 11 Michel went on to spank all the 2d Lugar Armando Cota at bay. source, "Curry" ... actually Rumor: "Manlio rolled it off The "Onces" got to, had to, SportsMEN. She beat all the Coat had no goggles, was Arturo Durazo ... has been in the start." race two full laps. How lucky for Pro 5-1600s finishing eighth running badly in the old Davila operation for six, seven years Continued on page 28 them. Hugo and Rene Avila behind McNeil's "Pro 7". with partners Luis Carapia and SPORTSMAN 5-1600 Fernando Rubio averaged a There was a huge turnout of pretty quick 27 mph(!) to beat Sporto VWs ... 14 of the suckers. four other little cars. They only After it was all said and done ... beat runner-up Miguel Mexia by with a lot said AND even more 12 minutes. done ... Eddie Fisher was the "The car was working good." winner. But it wasn't easy. "Si, tuve problemas sin gas 1 ! ii Fisher and a whole net fuii of Fifteen milas antes (before) de pescados got to the arches just La Meta (finish line). In this under three minutes ahead of moment we were in second Frank Pachero and Gustavo place (and were) in front of Rodriguez. And if that was not Mexia's car (by) about two enough pressure, Rene Prieto, minutes and then we took third in the "RIP" car, smoked in 55 place . Yesterday night we seconds later. Prieto actually disarm the Class 11 and start to was running away from the field prepare for the Baja 500." on the first lap with a 20 minute And they got stuck twice. lead over those two. But the Only twice? Musta had a 4WD desert can be a harsh mistress stashed out on the course! and as the Prietos stumbled in SPORTSMAN CLASSES the s·and Fisher upped the pace, SPORTSMAN 10 even more than Pachero's blast, Roberto Romo may have for the win. You don't need A-been much faster than arms to have fun. "Cachanilla Trucking's" Carlos But just to show how a given Herrera in the early going but spot in the space -time he did not finish. 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Ricardo Cons and Garlos Chavez were the Safari class winners in Eddie Fisher took the win in the big Sportsman 5-1600 race, but it Eduardo and Hector Ramirez and Salvador Hernandez had a short their handsome Baja Bug. This class had to go only one lap. was close: just 55 seconds separated him from second place. day, and couldn't get their first lap finished. Wonder why? Ex-rumor: Manlio later said is also known as a got the CORP U.S. $200 for the Commerce Chamber of San on-site and simply split the that he had heard that, too, but "tumbleweed." "Tumble along overall. All Sportsman class Felipe. . scene. As he said, "the only never saw anything like that at with the tumbling tumbleweeds", winners get a refund on their Baja Pits and director Carlos reason (the Cholla car) stopped all. as the Sons Of The Pioneers entry fee. Orozco from Tijuana provided for the checkpoint was because Fud's Crud: "Biebieff went might sing. There was a drawing for a Las pits at Morelia and Borrego. i:hey hit the car in front." After from however you spell his name Perry McNeil and Eli Yee Misiones Hotel room for a They handled 35 cars. the race, and when the incident to Bieffe (name of portable toilet recently purchased the super-weekend. Elizandro Yee from The last car to complete both was reported, no representative company in north SD county) to ·sano "NGM" Class 1 Jimco of Tijuana won that. Also the laps within the ten hour time of the Snaders came forward "outhouse" which everyone garrulous Johnny Phillips. "It is drawing for a six day fishing and limit was the Gerardo Montijo and their entry was summarily understands and now to "bano" an amazing car", swore Perry. cruise trip ... ~ worth U.S. $650... of Ensenada: 9:41:05. The last DQ-ed. As a precautionary which the Mexicans understand." "The partnership is more Yee was won by Rick Fouquette. Safari to finish was the Delgado measure, Boquiren was taken Alfonso Lacarra: "We (Lalo than me." It has been a decade CORP would like to thank all car which took eight and a half to San Diego for an Mayoral and me) had to take a since Perry raced a buggy ... a the support and help from these hours to do one lap: 13.3 mph. examination of his back. break. We were racing 14-15 "One car." "It was state of the different authorities: There were 99 starters of which The Safari car of Enrique times a year. It was too much art then ... but this car!" Sr. Mario Rubio, COTUCO 27 cars did not complete the and Joaquin Gonzalez was like a job!" There were three winners Director - Mexicali. first lap which quickly disqualified due to an egregious Botanical Fact: The common between all Pro class winners for Sr. Carlos Guillen, SECTUR -calcu !ates to 2 7 .3% ... close technical infraction. A "Safari" Ocotillo holds the Latin name U.S. $300 cash, each: Mexicali. enough to the Manlio-predicted car can have no reservoir of Fouquieria Sp lend ens... Manlio Moreno, Mexicali -The Mexicali "Custom-30% to warrant a Nostradamus shocks and if it is a tube chassis which MIGHT be translated as Class 1. House". award. it ca·n only have one damper "Splendid Fou." Gerardo Gonzalez, Valle de Las The Mexican Red Cross. The Snarling Challa Racing per corner. If it is a "body" s;ar, CORP is "Cachanillas Off Palmas - Class 5. Sr. Jorge Sterling. Team VW was involved in a e.g .. a "Bug", they can hav,:etwo Road Promotions." A cachanilla Hector Garcia, Tucson - Class Sr. Manuel G~nzalez, checkpoint accident wherein shocks per rear whee( The is a local Mexicali-San Felipe 1600. SECTUR. the Jaime Boquiren "IPEC" was Gonazlez-es had three reservoir desert plant and local residents The San Felipe Chamber of Srs. David Zaizar and stopped, as required, and the 5-shocks per rear wneel and ha,d are called ''cachanillas" in the Commerce, under director Lazaro Guillermo Lopez, COTUCO. 1600 plowed into the back of been advi~e~6f the problem way that someone from .Ohio Cardenas, gave these prizes. Police of Mexicali. the buggy. According to a race the evenjng before. They cari. be a "Buckeye." The plant In addition, Maniio Moreno Sr. Lazaro Cardenas, official, the VW did not remain woulda won. Ii Spring to Success ... lllllclllprliWa, k • PIia 848 752 8700 • IIIS1rllUtar: Parker Pumper 808 880 1854 Page 28 July 1999 Eibach Springs Is proud to announce It's complete llne of ultra high quantv off-road springs. Available in 10. 12, 14 & 16 inch free lengths with 3" ID. A well designed & manufactured spring wlll last thousands of cvcles, even in the cruelest desert 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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Ralph Kosmides and Joe Noyes were the big Group 5 winners, their Toyota Supra bringing them home in fine style. The 1999 Rim of the World Pro/Club Rally is history. A field of 49 teams assembled at the Holiday in Palmdale on Fri-day, April 30 to start the sec-ond full event of the SCCA Pro Rally Season. While the over-seas teams stayed away this year, there was a strong domes-tic contingent. The event saw the growth in the sport at all levels. At the top level, the open class cars are turbo-charged, four wheel drive cars with up to 400 hp. The Hyun-dai factory backed team from Vermont was on hand and looking confident. Paul Choinere and Jeff Becker were looking to start gaining points toward a season championship and manufacturer champion-• Largest Selection Of Rodends & Spherical Bearings • BACKSAVER • FIREBOTTLES • BATTERIES • SPAL FANS • SETRAB COOLERS • FLUIDYNE COOLERS • AEROQUIP PLUMBING • SILICONE HOSE NEO SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS • MOTOR OILS • GEAR OILS • GREASES • AUTOMOTIVE & RACING COOLANTS WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER SERVICE CALL US FOR A FREE CATALOG! WE WILL SHIP AS FAST AS. YOU NEED IT Page 30 Rim Of The world Rally 1999 By Paul Timmerman Photos: Track.side Photo Garen and "Doc" Shrader were the big Open Class winners at the "Rim", their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV bringing them in for the roses. ship. They failed to perform up to expectations at the 60% na-tion event in Washington due to mechanical problems. They added Irishman Noel Lawler with co-driver Charles Bradley. The Chicago based Mitsubishi effort run by TAD had two very well prepared Lancers; but the driver/co-driver teams were both fairly new to the top rung of rallying and were on a learn-ing course. Garen and Doc Shrader changed from a Cos-worth to a Mitsubishi this year after the Cossy proved less than perfectly reliable last year. The second team of Pete Lahm and Matt Chester traded in a trust ,510 for a Lancer Evo IV. Lo-cally built Audi Quattros also were a threat in the National series, as shown earlier in the year in Washington, where Lauchlin and Farina O'Sullivan won in an older 4000 Quattro, nipping Rui Brasil's newer S2 Quattro. George Pisek and Renn Phillips brought out a brand new Audi. Another local car, the Mitsubishi Gallant YR 4 of Tony "The Peruvian Flash" Chavez, was teamed with Ken Cassidy as co-driver. Paul Ecklund's new Subaru lmpreza Turbo was also on hand for open class, with veteran navi-gator, Dave Jameson. The two wheel drive cars can be quite pesky in the over-all finish department, as Carl Jardeval showed in Washington in his powerful Volvo 740 turbo. Ralph Kosmides was back with a twin turbo Supra in Group 5. It was rumored the team brought last year's car on a trailer as a spare. Bill Malik was on hand with his Group 2 Volvo 240, while '98 Group 2 Champ Dave White was helping out with the rally organizing. Returning to the sport, Chad Dykes brought out a Group 2 rally truck and had Deborah Fuller riding shot-gun. Frank Paredes and Will-iam Staley were also on hand with a sharp looking Toyota July 1999 Corolla. Production GT class had strong entries from the ladies of Gail Truess and Pattie Hughes in the Mazda 323 GTX. Lee Shadbolt and Claire Marie Chizma were in a second Suba-ru lmpreza. Kendall Russell was teamed with local John Dillon for Rim in the Dodge Shadow. The West Coast club rally scene is busting out in Audi Quattro. The ex-Brasil 4000 Quattro of the O'Sullivans is turning quite a few heads, as it has been given a new lease on life. George Plsek's new Audi Quattro is a car to admire and fear at the same time. George Sr. has done a great job getting it together, and we have seen that George Jr. knows what to do with it. Ron Wood's car has been a feature at CRS events for years and is always being im-proved. Rui Brasil had Ola Lysenstoen as a co-driver for this event and his perpetually fast S2 Quattro. Anton Musef and Roger Allison entered a 4000 Quattro. That makes five local four ringers. When the Nelsons finish their car, that will make a gaggle of six. Also in 4WD Open is a large field of Mazda 323 GTXs in-cluding: Doug and Sue Robin-son, stepping up from Perfor-mance Stock into a Dave Turner prepared 323GTX, Paul Timmerman and Suzi Martin, back in their trusty GTX, Bruce and Pat Brown of Gaviotta Geezer Racing, Eric Eaton and Kenny Almquist, in an ex-Donnison GTX, and Mark and Kristen Tabor in yet another GTX. Others in the class in-cluded Robert Pendergrass and Jon Weigley in their ReMax Chevy Blazer. The California Rally Series had three separate two wheel drive categories. The Stock class cars give an affordable, lower power entry into the sport, where skills can be honed without the costs of high power Open class cars. Perfor-mance Stock allows multi valve heads and rotaries. 2WD Open allows fuel injection, turbos, and all other configurations. This provides a progressive se-ries of steps, allowing competi-tors to build up their cars over the years as their skills in-crease. All three had healthy turnouts at Rim, but Open 2WD really took off. In Stock class, the teams of Nick Taylor/Pete Morris and newcomers Jay Streets/Bill Feyling both entered Toyota Corollas. Nicky Craig and Kengo Takahaski piloted a Datsun 510, while Jake Smith and Mark McDivitt brought out a Plymouth Sapporo. The Performance Stock class had· six entrants including Mark Brown and John Allen in a new VW GTI, last year's Stock class champions Steve Bender and Craig McHugh in their VW Rabbit, Trevor Do-nison with Catherine Roso navigating in the Plymouth Neon, Jon Tabor and Kevin Poirier in a Nissan Sentra SE-R, Patrick Rodi and Ron Cohen in a Mazda RX-7, and Tony de la Cuesta and Cable Rhodes in a Toyota Corolla. Open 2WD class had 15 en-trants. They are as follows: Bill Malik and Christian Edstrom in their Coffee Fresh Volvo 240, Lon Peterson and Bill Futzmann in one of the B&F Automotive Plymouth Arrows, Frank Paredes and William Staley in a clean Toyota Corolla, Robert Shibao and Matt Gabler in their Mazda GLCV, Karl Scheible and Gail McGuire in their shiny new National Production Class VW Beetle, Paul Bojinov and Julian Raga lie in a second gen-eration Mazda RX-7, Mick Kilpatrick and Jim Gillaspy in their trusty Dodge Colt Turbo, Kendall Russell and John Dillon in a PGT Dodge Shadow, Gor-don Gaude and Tim Maple in a VW Rabbit, Ricky DelaCuesta an d Ricky Mendeola in a Continued on page 32 Dusty Times

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Pete Lahm and Matt Chester, shown here on a typical stage were the Gail Truess and Pattie Hughes run their Mazda 323 through a stage Paul Choiniere and Jeff Becker suffered a severe penalty for an infraction and came in third in the Open Class in their Hyundai Tiburon. four wheel drifted through the could go when he wasn't sand-corners at up to 90 mph. The bagging, because he now road racers in the crowd had a needed every second. second to finish in Open and second overall as well. on the "Rim", taking the silver medal in the GT Class. Toyota Corolla, Robert Garcia free and the water bars (erosion asphalt. There was fog on the and Tony Kboa Vu in the control devices), were more like first stages, but nothing like last RoadRace Engineering Ply-jumps and less like curbs. The year. We ran over the familiar mouth Laser, Frank Cunning-surface was relatively well broken asphalt of the Magic ham and N. Pessoa in the wild packed down due to the light Mountain stage. The combina-something, supercharged, VW rains, keeping deep silt to a tion of a fog bank, a sharp cor-Golf Kit Car, David Reine and minimum. Temperatures were ner and sand in the apex chal-Kevin Absheen in a Ford Escort, not so high as to impact the per-lenged the competitor's bravery Alex and Violet Tissot in a Bill formance of the turbo cars due and skills. I'm glad the forest Malik prepared LA Times Clas-to overheating. The rainy service builds \->erms on the out-sified sponsored Volvo 242, and weather had passed and fog was side of the worst corners. Matt Tabor and Chris Hale in a not a big concern this year. The • The second stage was also a Toyota Corolla. Note that the big change came from a new se-repeat from last year with a mix Tabors brought down three cars ries of roads. of gravel and asphalt, generally to Rim. The national Pro Rally event climbing up toward Charlton The exact layout for Rim consists of a single event with Flats Campground. changes every year. These two legs. The Club Rally is split The jewel of the first night changes in route and the unpre-into two events,· one per day. was the Mt. Gleason Road. The dictable weather make it a The first is coefficient two, and best way to describe it is a unique event every year. We the second is a coefficient tarmac bobsled run between had a general lack of downpours three. cliffs, and Ponderosa Pines. The this year. Combined with good The first night saw five stages route took us several thousand grading, this made for very nice over four different stretches of feet down of the rounded roads. They were relatively rock road, and over half of it was on mountaintop. The fast teams -II ■ .11 11 ._ ....... .,. WRIGHT PLACE l O TOOTH PINION GEAR· $20.00 WRIGHT PLACE STEERING COUPLER $8.00 WRIGHT PLACE PINION BEARING $10.00 WRIGHT PLACE PINION SUPPORT COVER $5.00 WRIGHT PLACE RACK STOPS $12.00 pr CROW ENT. 5PT. 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Stage 4 was a variation on Competitors were amazed to see the typical Aliso Canyon stage. the press helicopter at about 30 The organizers ran us up the ft. above the road as they stage this year, whereas we nor-crested the hill, with Doug mally run downhill, helping out Plummer hanging out the door the low power cars. With some shooting video for the new narrow dusty tracks Speedvision production. The thrown in at the beginning it long delay at the turn around was transformed from a fast was made easier by the presence sweeper stage to a slow slog. of an RV with flush toilets and The track also degraded as the coolers with cold drinks. field passed over the narrow The Leona Ridge and Valley roads. stages were tight and twisty, Stage 5 was a repeat of Stage with some huge drop-offs, and 3, with people dialing in their decomposing sandstone sur-tarmac skills for a final descent face. They are almost exclu-off Mt. Gleason. Ricky tried to sively first and second gear turn it up to 11 this time and roads, with blind corners and left the road, meeting one of short straights. They are tricky the aforementioned Ponderosa to drive, particularly with a Pines. The Corolla lost only a turbo car, as it's hard to be in small portion of his composite the right gear and keep the front end and ran against the turbo spinning. next day. Ricky lived to tell the After Del Sur and Leona tale. Ridge and Leona Valley, we all In the national event the got to service at Lake Hughes. two Hyundais were pulling With engine trouble only three away in the national, with Tony miles from service, Lauchlin Chavez in hit pursuit, and the and Farina towed us in to Lake two TAD Mistus just behind. Hughes. It turns out we were Tony's skill at both tarmac and just low on fuel. A thousand gravel stages paid off with this thanks! largely tarmac first night. Bill A nice long service and din-Malik was just behind Tony, ner break at Lake Hughes gave with Lon Peterson, George us all a chance-to reattach the Plsek, Gail Truess, Eric Eaton, parts that were coming off our Frank Paredes, Jeff Bruett, cars. Several more stages had to Mark Brown, and Doug Robin-be run in the dark. They in-son filling out the top ten. eluded the always pounding The Quattros of Brasil and Maxwell stage. At the end of O'Sullivan were having bad the stage, with both cars and luck Friday night, both occupants pounded and dusty, DNF'ing. Others having prob-it was hilarious to see seven full lems included Chad Dykes with moons shining over Lake an off road excursion, Ralph Hughes at the end of the stage. Kos.mides with boost controller In the national event, the problems, Carl Yardeval with a TAD Lancers finished in forma-cooked motor, Bill Malik with tion, with Garen and Doc a broken drive train, Carl Shrader winning overall, with Scheible with a broken strut, Pete Lahm and Matt Chester and a spate of thrown belts that· coming second. Choinere al-had people running without most caught Lahm after setting power steering or alternators. - a tremendous pace, with the And the rough stuff didn't start second car of Lawler right be-till the next day. hind. Tony Chavez broke a Next morning we learned of wheel on stage and was delayed the penalties against the Hyun-putting on a spare, allowing dai team for illegal servicing. It both Hyundais to slip by. He appears gas and/or tires were still stamped his best ever na-left out for them along the tional finish at fifth overall. route and discovered by a Also finishing in formation were ranger. They were leading at the Subaru Imprezas of Paul the time, and needed no advan-Eklund and· Dave Jameson in tage to take the whole show, Open class and Lee Shadbolt making this a costly mistake. and Claire-Marie Chizma in But Chavez, Schreader, and PGT. The first Group 5 car fin-Lahm were handed a ten ished ninth, despite blowing a minute advantage. It appeared head gasket, with Ralph Ko-we would see just how fast Paul smides and Joe Noyes aboard. Dusty Times

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Mark Brown and John Allen drove their VW GTS to a nice Production Gerry Valentini and Lee Sorenson drove their Mazda RXl to a nice Karl Scheible and Gail McGuire drove the new VW Beetle to a nice win at the "Rim", taking the class by over 4 minutes. second place in Group 5, about four minutes off the winning pace. second spot in Production Class, not too far out of the win. Also finishing in formation were .trouble included Robert Garcia the third event. TAD pulled it Sue, who managed a good na-toise or the hare? two 323 GTXs. Doug and Sue in the RoadRace Engineering together when Libra Racing tional finish, and Mark Brown The organization of this rally brought their car in eighth over- Laser, who blew up a trans mis-made a tactical error and got who knows to go fast enough to eontinues to improve. The char-all, with the PGT of Gail and sion or two, Lon Peterson and caught. Tony Chavez drove his win his class. ity rallycross was bigger and bet-Pattie in tenth after suffering a Bill Gutzman who ran their best race ever, placing fifth It looks like there is going to ter than last year, more contin-flat on stage. They were still re-borrowed B&D Arrow out of overall. The lmprezas of be a great year ahead for CRS. gency and prize money was avail-warded with a second in PGT. engine oil, Alex Tissot who had Eklund and Shadbolt turned in Interestingly, the top teams able, the volunteer stage workers Gerry Valentini and Lee engine control.problems. Eric very good performances as well. have split into two camps. have become veterans, and the Sorenson took their Mazda RX-Eaton rolled Trevor's old GTX Doug and Sue stepped up to Those who try to finish very headquarters for the rally is con-7 to a fine second in Group 5 after setting several scorching take a top ten finish as well. At race, and those who try to win venient and comfortable. This is and 11th overall. In 12th over-stage times. Rui and Ola man-the club level, Ricky de la every race, but can only finish fast becoming the must attend all were George Pisek and Renn aged to finish three stages each Cuesta drove one of the most about half. Which begs the age event for rally teams across the Phillips in the tricolor Audi day before troubles stopped exciting stages of any team. old question of who will take country. Well done, Mike and Quattro, after suffering with them. Mark Tabor's 323 did Many entrants only finished the I u i · ' skipping belts and lack of lights. not last the duration. Frank one day out of two, They in-Mark Brown and John Allen Cunningham's supercharged eluded Lauchlin and Farina, were the next in, taking Produc-GTI got very hot and made bad who continued to show tre-tion class in the new GTI, and smells, and Matt Tabor's Co-mendous speed, Chad Dykes, in impressive 13th overnll. Karl rolla also DNF'd. serving notice that he was back Scheible and Gail McGuire Overall, there were many by taking a second overall. were just behind taking second disappointments, many stories, Those who drove fast and con-in Production in the new Guy and many glimpses of bril-sistent on both days include Jeff Light prepared VW New Beetle. liance. In the national event Bruett with fine stage times, Trevor Donison and Catherine unexpected winners are a Frank Paredes who also secured Roso were third in Production theme that has extended into excellent placing. Doug and in the Plymouth Neon and 15th overall. Finally, Kendall Russell and our SoPac steward, John Dillon were 16th overaii and claimed third place in PGT. In the club event the O'Sullivans waxed the field, with the Dykes and Fuller in the pickup close behind, taking first in 2WD Open. Both were DNFs the previous night and were in full comeback mode. Doug and Sue kept plug'in away to take a solid second in 4WD Open. Fifty seconds back and third in 4WD were Paul Timmerman and Suzanne Martin. In fifth overall were Frank Paredes and Bill staley in a Corolla, taking second in 2WD Open. Tony Lee Shadbolt and Claire Chizma drove hard and well in the Subaru lmpreza, first Chavez and Ken Cassidy were across the line in the GT class. back in sixth overall and fourth in 4WD. An~n Musef and Roger Allison were 15 seconds back in the Quattro in seventh overall and fifth in class. Ron Wood and Kelly Walsh were an-other 15 seconds back in an-other Quattro. The first Stock class car was the Dodge Omni of Jeff Bruett and Terry Stonecipher. Gail and Patty were tenth overall after flatting in their PGT 3 23 . Robert Shibao took home second place in Stock by finishing 11th over-all in the RoadRace Engineer-ing Mazda GLC. The first Per-formance Stock car was Mark Brown and John Allen in the GTI at 12th overall. Karl Scheible and Gail McQuire were third in 2WD Open and 13th overall. John Tabor and Kevin Poirer were second in Performance Stock in the SE-R and 14th overall. At 16th over-all, Jay Streets and Bill Fey ling took home third place Stock class trophies .. Trevor Donison and Catherine Roso also slipped into a podium finish with a third in Performance Stock. Those having some notable Dusty Times PIKE'S 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 July 1999 GOT SHOCKS? Your main source for the all new RaceRunner shock series from Sway-Away. Now avail-able in 2", 2 1/2", and massive '8C8 unner 3" body coil-over design. •11oc1t• aY SWAY• A •WAY T • 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. 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DUSTY TIMES PROFILE ••• By Judy Smith A college degree in eco-nomics doesn't seem like the way to get started in the off road transmission business, but it was one step in a trail of unplanned events that brought Jeff Field to promi-nence in the profession. Jeff was born and raised in Southern California, and since 1955 has lived in the San Fernando Valley area. He was a desert lover, and early on joined a dune buggy club. He built his own "dune buggy"; a shortened VW with a Meyers Manx-style Fiberglas body, a 36 horse motor and a crash box. It was his sole means of transportation during his years at Chatsworth High, and he fondly remembers tooling around with the car full of cheerleaders. Once out of high school, Jeff went to UCLA where he majored in the aforemen-tioned economics. He also in-dulged in some math, science and basic engineering, but his degree is in economics. He worked as a four wheel drive mechanic at California Off Road Equipment in Van Nuys, where he did engine conver-sions, roll bar installations and transmissions. He was the odd man out in the shop, still driv-ing the VW, where everyone else drove Jeeps. They made fun of him. The buggy was getting lots of miles on it, as he used it to go everywhere, including the dunes, and up to the Sierras to fish. Then, on a trip to 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 be done, don't hesitate to call and ask. • CUSTOM FIBERGLASS & BILSTEIN SHOCKS OEALER • WE BUILD EVERYTHING FOR STREET TO FULL RACE Je Field Pismo, he sanded his old 36 horse motor. A friend gave him a Corvair motor, and Jeff installed that in the buggy. Then he started to blow trans-missions. And, he says, that's how he got into the transmis-sion business. The first two times the transmission broke he had professionals do the repairs, and both times it broke again. He figured he could do at least "that good", so he "muddled" his way through it. Jeff went on to say, "I broke a . couple myself, 'til I finally got it fig-ured out." Somewhere in there he broµght a '67 VW with a 1500cc single port motor. He put 90,000 miles on the Bug in the next three years, using it to commute to school, tak-ing it to· the mountains for hunting and fishing, and by putting bigger wheels and tires on it, making it do for his off road excursions also. When that car was worn out he built a series of tube frame Corvair powered buggies. He used wa-ter pipe that he bent himself between the concrete block wall and the phone pole at his mom's house. Jeff was an avid off roader, and traveled to Pismo, Dumont, Glamis and Red Rock whenever he could spare the time. He joined the American Buggy Association in 1966, and has been a mem-ber ever since. He raced a lot of slaloms, competed in the sand drags and club events, but never raced in a sane-• PRE-RUNNER BUMPERS • AXLE BRACING Page 34 • 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 tioned off road race. He says he was always too busy work-ing on other people's equip-ment. When he'd been graduated from UCLA he went to work at Volkswagen of America, then located in Culver City. His title was "Porsche Parts Techni-cian", and he handled special order Porsche, Audi and VW parts for the west coast. He worked there until 1976. At that time a buddy of his in the dune buggy club was manufac-turing sweaters and he wanted Jeff to run a sweater warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, in the garment district. ,Jeff opened the facility, and with a staff of three, shipped$ 1.5 mil-lion in sweaters, but he didn't really like the job, so he left after a couple of years. By now he was involved with Terri (now his wife), who was stu-dent teaching in Chico. So he was doing a lot of commuting, going up there for a few days each week. But he also worked out of his garage just "fixin' stuff" and he worked part time for John Verhagen, another well known tranny man, who'd been at VOA with him, and was also a member of his dune buggy club. During this period he met Carl Scholl, 'who was running Transaxle Specialties in Chatsworth, building race transmissions, and Jeff went to work for him also, on a part time basis. It was a busy period, and in 21978, he married Terri. Back in 1971, while still in college, Jeff had taken flying lessons and got his pilot's li-cense. In 1978, the year he g·ot married, he bought a plane, a 1954 single engine Cessna 180. He still has the plane. He and Scholl became great friends, in part because of their mutual love of airplanes, and when Scholl decided to close up shop and move to the desert to restore old World War II bombers, Jeff bought the transmission business. He rented a shop, picked a new name, Transaxle Engineering, July 1999 and in 1979 he was in business for himself. He picked up some of Scholl's race customers early on, one of them being Cal Wells, who worked at MacPherson Chevrolet at the time, and when Wells formed PPI, he continu~d to send all his Toyota transmission busi-ness to Jeff. Br.ian Church -came to work at Transaxle En-gineering at one point as a sort of training program for his job at PPI. Field did all the PPI work for 10 or 12 years, until Wells started doing his trans-missions in-house. But in the meantime he'd built a big cus-tomer base of off road racers, along with vintage racers, col-lectors, Paris-to-Dakar rally folks, and run-of-the-mill people who wanted reliable transmissions. While he was doing the PPI transmissions, Jeff was also do-ing double~duty as a chase per-son for Wells in his airplane. He says that as far as he could figure he and Cal were the first to use a small plane for chas_-ing a race car. Their first time was during the first HORA Ve-gas to Reno event in the early 80's. He did flying chase duty regularly for "a number of years", traveling all over the desert and down the length of the Baja peninsula. In about 1912 Field bought a magnaflux machine from Sway-A-Way, and being able to do magna fluxing "in house" was a big boost to the service he could provide his customers. He says he was able to do a better job of inspection that way, rather than trusting it to some0ne else. The ma-chine, refurbished once or twice, is still an important part . of Transaxle Engineering's equipment inventory. Field says "It's a matter of paying attention to detail. If you pay attention to as many of the details as you can pos-sibly think of, your chances for success increase." He contin-ues to follow the core belief. Nowadays the majority of Transaxle Engineering's busi-ness comes from specialty car owners. Transmissions for vin-tage and antique race cars, off road race cars of course, some Dakar rally vehicles, and marques like Ferrari, Maserati and Lotus move through the shop on a regular basis. They also do transfer cases, Ford nine inch rear ends for Protrucks, and complete car magna fluxing. Transaxle En-gineering also owns all the molds, patterns and tooling for the Race Auto Automatic transmission used in many unlimited off road race cars these days. In addition to Jeff there are now three full time employees and one part time, each of them carefully trained by Field. He is proud that one employee has been with him 12 years, and another for six. When thinking about ex-panding, Jeff finds himself concerned with the need to "keep more control on the quality aspect." Already he's had to delegate more and more (partly to reduce the number of hours he works each week). He says it's hard to find quality employees, but is proud of the team working for him currently. He ex-plained that some jobs are done in a "modular" way. That is, one man does tear down and cleaning, another does mag (questions are always re-ferred to Jeff), and another does assembly. But a recondi-tioning of a customer's trans-mission is a whole job by itself. Through the years, as his business has grown, Jeff has -stayed active in his dune buggy club, and through that association, he learned about CORY A, and became an ac-tive member. Field believes that CORV A is a real plus for the off road community of California. He's been a mem-ber for 25 years, and gets in-volved in their annual fund raisers, during which an off road vehicle is built with do-nated parts and raffled to members to earn operating cash. In 1997 he built one completely and netted the or-ganization $13,000 for their fund. He was awarded the prestigious "Off Roader of the Year" award for his efforts, the memory of which he describes as "a thrill." Jeff and Terri have two sons, Tyler, 18, who's going to be at Chico State next year and who leans· toward history and economics, and Patrick, a freshman at Simi High School. Tyler and his dad rebuilt a "67 Chevy Nova, which is his transportation and also a car show trophy winner. Patrick is a golfer, but both boys spend "lots ot time in the dunes with their dad, and they all still ride dirt bikes. Terri, wife and mother, is also a fourth and fifth grade school teacher in Simi. Talking about what he's seen and learned over the years, Jeff explained that off road race cars "beat on stuff in a way that no other kind of car does." He has some cus-tomers who can "make stuff live forever", citing Robby Gordon as an example. He says he can take a transmis-sion apart and tell a lot about a driver's habits; his smooth-ness, whether he habitually flies the car and lands on the gas. He also says, "We have customers who could break an anvil in an empty sandbox." We asked if he was able to give advice to that type of driver and Jeff says, "You can tell some drivers they're doing it wrong -but some don't want to hear it." Jeff went on to say that his long standing relationship with Cal Wells is a source of pride, as well as his relationships with other transmission people, naming in particular, Doug Fortin, Ken Mogi, and Mike Mendeola, all of whom he says hold each other in professional regard, sharing thoughts and ideas on the industry. Transaxle Engineering has moved into the com-puter age, with a Website. They can be found at In addition, Jeff says people with_ questions should "feel free to call with any transaxle related questions at any time." His phone number is (818) 998-2739. ■ Dusty Times

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> 1999 SCCA Pro-Rally School/Symposium and CRS Rally Cross By Rod Koch For the secorid time since December, the Ramada Express Hotel/Casino in Laughlin, NV, played host to the California Rally Series with a two day workshop and competitive Rally Cross event. Rally orga-nizers Ray Hocker and Mike Gibeault headed up the teach-ing team and perfect weather of 80 degrees plus, greeted the 4? students who had signed up for the Rally School. Many were new to the sport of rallying and came out to learn just what this type of motorsport was all about. Paula Gibeault and John Dillon did a super job of teach-ing the SCCA course and Doug Robinson presented a segment on rally car preparation. Completion of the school quali-fied the students for an SCCA National Pro-Rally license and satisfied the requirement for a "first timers" class at the student's first event which turned out to be the Rally cross held the next day, Sunday at the Laughlin Special Events area adjacent to the Ramada Express. This is the same events area used for the Super Stage during the American Page 36 Rally Sport Group's Ramada Express International Rally held in December of 1998, and also used by SCORE for the start/finish of their first of the season January Off Road race. The SCCA Rally School was designed to benefit everyone from newcomer to experienced seasoedl rallyist. The students attended to learn about such items as Rally Team Manage-ment, Basic and advanced skills of navigation for the co-driver including, how to control your driver, route instructions, tim-ing cards and such things that a successful rally team needs. In-car video tapes from actual competition vehicles were used to illustrate different co-driver styles and techniques. The school also included practice stage navigation and for driv-ers, a rally driving workshop. Topics for the driver included: driving conditions, and the techniques of front wheel, rear wheel, and four wheel drive. Plus how to drive at night, in the dust and most important, knowing your own pace. On Sunday morning, follow-ing the iast dass on advanced rally driving, 4 7 drivers went over to the special events area to contest the one mile serpen-tine rally cross course. This event is quite special as it allows entrants to run their street cars so long as the cars are equipped with factory seat belt/harnesses and that the drivers and co-drivers/passengers have helmets on. This Street Stock class was allowed to start first to be able to experience the smooth dirt course before the many corners began to get chewed up a bit. This class included a variety of cars from Toyota Corollas, Hondas, Mazdas, VW Golfs, Pontiac/Grand Ain, BMW 325, Alfa Milano, Ford Contour, etc., to a couple of new Subarus with four wheel drive and even one Audi Quattro turbo station wagon. But the most interesting street stocker was four entrants in one new Chevy Lumina four door sedan. Thru each of the three stages, all four were in the car, changing drivers four times for _each stage. Although they didn't finish in the money, they seemed to have a great time of it. The Street Stock class was eventuaiiy won by American July 1999 Rally Sport Group's tech inspec-tor, Kengo Takahashi in his Co-rolla. This was the largest class with 21 entries. Finishing times for the three stage runs were very close with Kengo in at 4:46:06, second' place Jan Kidwell at 4:46:76 and third place Flynn Baglin at 4:46:91. That's less than a second be-tween first and third. Performance Stock was the second largest class with 13 en-tries. Dennis Chizma in a VW Golf GTI easily took the win with a 4:28:38, fast time of the day and 10 seconds ahead of Gary Garman in second and Mark Brown in third in another VW GTI. The Street Prepared class al-lowed a few modifications over Street Stock a:nd had six con-testants entered. Joe Longworth won the class with time of 4:43:63, edging out Eric Russell in second place and Frank Bauer in third. Stock class posted only two entries but it was still closely contested with Bill Feyling showing a time of 5:24:83 for the win. Jay Streets was just a few seconds back with a 5:28:02. Only two cars contested the two wheel drive Open class. Rod Koch brought out his old VW Fastback which now must have about a million rallys on it, and Steve Jasik showed up with a real ringer, a VW Corrado, with a very light body, single roll bar and single seat. Nice Corrado but neither a street machine nor rally car. Organizer Ray Hocker consid-ered not allowing it to run but since this was a fun event, Steve was allowed to go for it. Dennis Chizma ended up winning the class in this car with some very quick times. Koch had a good run for second but knocked down several of the orange cones marking the course and suffered time.penalties. Chizma turned the Corrado over to Steve Jasik who also had some fast times, however, after Chizma's last run, Jasik's luck ran out as mechanical problems overcame the Corrado and Jasik DNF'd. The same controversy arose over the four wheel drive Open class's single entry,. a big V-8 powered Jeep Wrangler entered by Doug Robinson. Again, the Jeep was neither a street car nor rally car. In the spirit of fun competition, Ray Hocker de-cided to allow it to run and run it did with about 500hp and great sounds. It was entered twice, but Doug Robinson proved to be its master on the tight course, sitting a time of 4:29:26 for second quickest of the day and six s~conds ahead of Dennis Chizma, driving the same Jeep. Actual cash prizes were given out at the end of the Sunday Rallycross, plus trophies. Points were also accumulated towards the Calif. Rally Series' new Sprint Championship. Both newcomers and experienced ral-lyists seemed to have a great time and the rallycross concept is a popular one with spectators and servke crews as weii. ■ Dusty Times

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BAJA TRAVEL cruisin' & Eating in Baja By Judy Smith We've been back to Baja. We barely got home from San Felipe, where we stayed in our motor home for an extra day after the race, when we decided to join a group of friends on a week long jaunt down to San Francisquito, 500 miles or so below the border. That left us with just five days to get ready -and more stuff to do than we had time for. Partly because we didn't have an off road car, having recently sold the old ones so we could build a new one. So we decided we had to take the '69 VW sedan. It's a street car, and not really off road material, but we knew the roads we'd be traveling, most of them just the usual Baja pavement, and only 150 or so miles of dirt. We fig-ured we could do it. John took out the sedan's back seat and made one of our "collapsible" beds (which will ultimately go in the new off road car) to give us a comfort-able place to sleep in the sedan. Then it was a matter of check-ing over the pre-run box and packing all the stuff we nor-mally take. Well, since we sold the other cars, all the camping stuff had been taken out and haphazardly stored here and there in the garage. Now it was a case of "out of sight, out of mind" and the result was we completely forgot folding chairs and coffee cups! But most of. the other stuff got packed, which means an ice chest, a pre-run box, two bags of gro-ceries, two duffel bags, sleeping bags and ma ts, pillows, and a long list of spare VW parts. Some of those got put into a pair of those old metal ammo boxes and were used to support the front edge of the bed at night,. For this trip we had a total of five vehicles, four leaving on Sunday, and another that went down the day before, and was assumed to have checked on our motel for Sunday night. This was important because it was the first week of Spring Break ( three of our fellow trav-elers were teachers} and, just in case you didn't realize this, the Mexicans have Spring Break at the same time, and they like to vacation in Ensenada and points south also. Very busy time of the year there! We left in the morning, and were pretty much right on schedule getting to the Mexican Insurance place more or less on time to meet the fourth couple. Now we had our sedan, two Baja Bugs (also with collapsible beds) and a Ford Ranger. Once we had insurance we asked the gentleman there how to find the office to get our Tourist Permits stamped. We'd been told many times by the man at the Ense-nada office that we should have done it when we crossed the border, but we hadn't been able to find the place. The fellow at the insurance place was very helpful, got out a little map, drew a bunch of dotted lines on it and told us where he had been Dusty Times told it was. The trick was that wheri we went into Mexico through the Customs guys, we should pull way over to the right, and go park in the second-ary area, as if we were going to be inspected. We did that, and then we waved our tourist per-mits at the officers there, and he pointed over to the west. So we headed that way on foot. There's a long bank of offices, none of which looked like the right one, and that's because none of them was the right one. But we kept asking and finally found one that had doors on both sides, and a world-weary, unsmiling lady sort of waved us in one door and out the other. Then we were on a long walk-way, and we headed b:!ck to-wards th·e border, where the re-volving gates are, and there was the little office we needed. Even with all this walking around, it turned out to be faster than dealing with the fellow in Ense-nada, and parking was a lot easier. We were done in record time, the gentlemen in the of-fice being both friendly and ef-ficient. · Now -feeling clever and ef-ficient ourselves, we headed for the toll road and a planned lunch stop at a restaurant that Jim knows, not far below the first toll station. We made a pact to stay together, so -that if we got lost we'd at least know where we all were. This was important because we had no radios and we had no commu-nication when running down the road except for blinker sig-nals and brake lights, and ours didn't work. So we drove up onto the ramp leading to the toll road, following Jim who said he'd lead because "this first part is kind of tricky." Three of the four couples were veterans in Baja, but the folks from Santa Barbara were on only their sec-ond trip. Jim, in the lead, had been traveling there since the early sixties. He promptly took the wrong turn on the freeway, his view of the signs blocked by a big bus, and led us right off the freeway and into downtown Tijuana (easy to do). We all re-membered the pact and fol-lowed along, all of us knowing we're on the wrong road except the neophytes. No sweat, we knew where we were, and where we were going - we just had to figure out how to get there. Jim, remembering years gone by, decided he should head to the right to take one of the secondary streets out onto the border road. He re-membered that it could be done 25 or 30 years ago. He'd forgot-ten that they've built a struc-ture the size of the Great Wall of China down the middle of the road, and now there's no turning left. He made several abortive attempts to get out onto the road, getting further and further into the no-man's-land of the Tijuana outskirts. Finally, after he bravely led us all the wrong way up a one-way street (again, the novices didn't know this until later), John made a dash to the front of the parade, waving his arm to di-rect everyone into the left lane to start heading up to where we knew the old through street (the one with the cemetery) must be. About three blocks later we were in sight of the cemetery, and in two minutes we could see we were right where we wanted to be. Not having seen that part of Tijuana for about 15 years, we kind of enjoyed the tour. After a celebratory lunch (celebrating the fact that we were in Baja on a camping trip), at which most of us ordered fish tacos, the first of many, we were back on the road. There were no further adventures for the remainder of the toll road section, and we arrived in En-senada, and at our motel with no problems. We spent the evening doing a bit more celebrating. Starting with a taxi ride in a badly sprung cab, to Hussongs, where we en-joyed a really fine Mexican band (albeit in rather close quarters) and some libations, we then went across the street to Papas and Beer, for a quieter time, and were there joined by the rest of our party, making a total of 11 adults. We were six retired or semi-retired folks, three grade school teachers, a computer whiz, and one lawyer. Four of us were old (I mean that literally) Baja racers. What we had in common was a love of Baja, camping, open spaces, and, ap-parently, seafood. After a time we decided to head for dinner, which meant walking to the Bahia Mariscos restaurant for more seafood, and then back to the motel for what was left of a good night's sleep. The night was relatively quiet, except for those dam-nable trucks and a few fire-works, but we were all rested in the a.m. Some of us were then more refreshed than others, when we discovered that the water heater could apparent!) handle only about four ho1 showers. The rest were cold. Still, undaunted, we headed for the Tortuga for breakfast, and then back to the motel parking lot for last minute decision making. That's when we dis-covered that 11 people can do a lot of milling around without actually accomplishing any-thing. Ultimately, we headed for the Gigante store, to stock up on necessities like baked goods, meat for the chili, cof-fee cups, ice and the various li-quor of choice that we hadn't packed in the states. It wasn't until we were all in the check-out lines and the store manager came along and relieved us of our bottles that we discovered you can't buy booze in Ensena-da before 10:00 a.m. We now had added a dark grey 4Runner to our entourage, and as we reached the long stretches of highway below Mi-natory we discovered that he was easy to spot in a line of traf-fic, because he had tried three July 1999 of those white plastic stacking chairs on his roof rack, and if you could see nothing else, you could always see those chairs moving down the road. We made a lunch stop at Senora Espinoza's in El Rosario, where we enjoyed fish tacos, and then hustled on down the road, reaching Santa Ynes (down the side road from Catavina) in plenty of time for setting up camp and a leisurely supper be-fore turning in early. Two couples wimped out and rented rooms, muttering something about wanting hot showers in the morning. We slept in our VW as did Jim and Jeannie, while the Toyota 4Runner con-tingent rather grandly set up a three man tent and floored it with a bright red futon pad, making it suddenly very clear why their vehicle had looked so stuffed full. But they slept in comfort. Dinner had been a gourmet feast of hors d'oeuvres, campground chili, fresh bolillos from the bakery, and home made cookies. Not a fish taco in sight. The next day, after assuring ourselves that gas was available in Bay of L.A., we headed down there and had fish tacos for lunch (I kid you not}. Then we took the road to San Francisquito. After about three hours th_e two trucks, with us gui.ding because they hadn't been here before, reached our target, a beautiful campground on a half-moon bay, managed .by Chary and Javier Tiznado. We set up camp and waited for our other two cars. And waited, and waited. About an hour af-ter dark they showed up, with a long, sad story having to do with two flat tires, a trip back to Bay of L.A. to buy another spare, and then a wheel that came off. They were happy to settle in and let Chary do the cooking for the night: fresh fish with all the fixin's. We all slept in our various "campers" that night, right on the beach. No noisy trucks, no fireworks, no rock music disturbed our slum-bers. The next day was a day of rest, ~e ate, hunted shells, dug HOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 clam's, ate, napped, fished, swam, ate and generally loafed. After dinner Marilyn and Don took the "Best Around-the-Campfire Story Award" with their description of the process of removing a tick from a very personal part of a man's anatomy. Another quiet night, one more campfire breakfast, while watching a whale play off shore, and then it was off to Guerrero Negro. This means taking the other road out, to El Arco and then the highway. It used to be one of the more sce-nic roads in Baja: white sand winding through the cactus. It's been graded from the Bay of L.A. road all the way out to El Arco now, and is no challenge to drive, though the scenery is still lovely for most of the way. At Guerrero Negro we re-stocked with ice and water, gassed up and got a motel room. And then we drove out to the Gray Whale park on Scammon's Lagoon for a picnic lunch. We didn't rent a boat (you need advance reservations for that}, but sat on the shore with binoculars, and were for-· tunate enough to spot a couple of whales frisking around a bit. Something about watching the whales sets things right in your head. Great feeling. We were actually a bit late for whale watching, it's best done in January, February and early March. Now we split. The Toyota group had elected to head back to be home for Easter, and the Ford folks wanted more whales, so headed south to the lagoon below San Ignacio. The rest of us started north the next morn-ing at a more leisurely pace, though we were right on time for lunch at El Rosario (lobster · with melted butter and/or fish tacos) and dinner in Ensenada. What a trip! Only problem with it was that it was too short. But being in the empty parts of Baja works better than any-thing else to restore the equi-librium. All the tight shoulder and neck muscles relax, head-aches go away and all's right with the world. For a while at least. ■ Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-3376 Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fix" IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fast~Fifl" dump cans. Both new products can save you race time. Race Smarl-Be Safe 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 ,._--------,------~-------------Page 37

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•gg Wendover Express Text & Photos:Mike Jenkins Scott Smith drove an incredibly evenly paced race to take the win in Class 112-1600 as well as overall at BORE's Wendover event. · · The 1999 edition of the Wend-in class. New faces and new cars over Express took place May 15 keep the mix interesting. i6 cars, . in the high deserts of western drivers and crews were ready to Utah. Old rivalries are renewed test their abilities against the un-and the promise of new ones be- forgiving desert. The course was i!lg started with drivers moving up set up earlier in the week and would prove to be challenging for all that would dare to test their skills. 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CA 92843 July 1999 Joe Kellogg pushes his Ford up and over a bump as he heads toward victory in the Heavy/Mini Metal class. the day's events and members of the 421 Fighter Squadron from Hill A.F.B. were ready to help pit about ten cars and help in any other way. The classes being run were 1/ 2-1600, Heavy/Mini Metal (com-bined), Challenger and Sports-man. First on the line, the l/2-l 600s ·with Glenn Cain (1629) drawing the No. 1 position in his new Suspension Unlimited single seater followed by Fred Nutsch (1631), Roger Bowers (1636), Scott Smith (1619), Todd Bing-ham (1659), Jake and Sharon Maness in their two seater (1677), Mike Baker (1690) and Mark Rencher (1675) starting in 30 sec-ond intervals. Smith would set a blistering pace with a first lap time of 39: 24 leaving i:he rest of the pack at least two minutes behind in his dust. Bingham moved up to second with a 41:20 followed by Baker one minute behind Todd, Rencher turning a 43: 10, the Maness' close behind with a 43:56, Bowers running hard with a 44:24, Cain taking it easy on his car with a 45:07 and Fred Nutsch bring up the rear with a lap time of 45:37. Lap 2 had Smith keep-ing the throttle down hard turn-. ing another quick lap at 39:36, Bingham bettering his time to 41: 19, but falling back another 1.5 minutes. Rencher moved up to third running a 43:01 passing Baker, who had hit a rock, dam-aging his spring plate housing and taking about half of the travel on the rear suspension. A lengthy trip to the pits to get it straight-ened out and replace a broken pumper motor would put Mike back on the course in seventh with a lap time of 1:47 :51. The Maness' were next, not quite two seconds behind followed by Bow-ers running strong with a lap time of 44:07, and Cain taking a lengthy lap of 55: 14. Nutsch's car gave up the ghost with a broken stub axle DNFing before the end of Lap 2. The third lap had Smith still in front by almost six and a half minutes ahead of Bingham turning a 42:06, then Bowers in third with a time of 45:44, Cain in fourth picking it up to 51:29. The Maness' had some troubles when they put their car on its side and then had a flat tire to slow them to a 1:09:43 but were ready to make up some ground and close the gap. Baker was getting his rhythm back and crossed the line with a 44:27. Rencher was run-ning hard when he lost his rear brakes going hard into a corner locked up the front then caught a rock with the front end. He endo'ed at least twice before land-ing on his lid hard and ended his day a little fast for his liking. Lap 4 would find Smith in front of Bingham by eight minutes then Bowers, Maness and Baker in the next three places. Cain, whose engine pooped out, decided to park his car and try again in Jack-pot. Laps 5, 6, 7, and 8 would al-most be carbon copies of each other with all the drivers staying in the same position and only Smith, who ran out of fuel and had a four minute delay on the last lap and the Maness' letting Sharon out due to illness to break up the monotony. Scott Smith chalked up another win at Wend-over and set the fastest time on Lap 1, something he has grown accustomed to in the west desert of Utah. Right after the 1600s left the line, the trucks were set co· do battle. Seven drivers and co-driv-ers waited anxiously for their turn to attack the track. Cam Peacock and Randy Potter started things off in the Chevy powered Nissan (713), took last year's mon!;!y jump with some BIG air and gave the crowd a neat show. Unfortu-nately, the jump broke one of his axle shafts and sidelined Cam early in Lap l. Mike Hickey and Continued on page 40 The Challenger Class ran only five laps, and still found it tough. Dave Morse put his purple car into victory circle. Dusty Times

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In spite of his high-flying driving style, Todd Bingham managed a great second place finish in 112-1600. Ty and Roger Bowers paired up in their patriotically painted car to take third place in the 1600 class. Jeffrey and Denise Lange charged to a second place finish in the Heavy Metal class in their Jeep. Kevin Grove (877) took their clean Ford F-100 out next. Joe Kellogg and Mark Flake (702) were next off the line in their sharp Ford Ranger followed by the Chevy of Mike and Carrie Sims DEIST SEAT BELTS The greatest name In driver sefety 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 3000t. GERMAN AUTO PRESSURE PLATES 200mm 1700# - 2400# RACING PERFORMANCE CLUTCH DISC Cushlocks .............. . ,/ puc ferremic ........... . 4 puc ferramic with spring hub (801). Robin Doutre and Bruce Mark Schifanelli and Jaun Harris Gobbo were next in their Chevy (880) would bring up the rear in (827), complete with fenders, at the Ford F-150. Lap 1 had Doutre least for now. Jeff and Denise coming through first, with a time Lange left the line next in their of 46:25. Schifanelli was next Je.ep CJ (348) and the duo of with a 48:46 followed by Kellogg turning a 49:02, then the Langes . The second lap put Schifanelli crossed with a 49:39. in front with a lap time of 49: 12. Hickey was close behind with Kellogg up to second turning a a 50:37 and the Sims were last in 49:04, then the Langes with a 50 line taking 1: 11 :00 to finish the minute lap, Hickey followed next 28 mile loop. with a 49: 1 7; then Doutre falling GERMAN AUTO back with a time of 1:25:28 and the Sims trailing with a 1:04:26. The lead was swapped again on Lap 3 when Kellogg turned in a 50:31 then Hickey up to second running a 50: 28. Schifanelli was next with a lap of 55:43, then the Langes with a 57:08. Doutre in sixth with a time of 48:07 and the Sims with a 1:33:13. Lap 4 had Kellogg leading with a 50:51, sec-ond. The Langes with a 58: 12, then Doutre who was dropping fenders on the course turning a 59:07, and the Sims up to fourth with a time of 53: 19. Hickey was finished when he broke an axle due to the rough course and Schifanelli was in sight of the pits when the tail cone on his C-6 transmission broke in the gravel pit. The fifth and sixth lap found everyone running in the same or-der. The race ended with Kellogg taking the checkers first, with the Langes holding on to second and Doutre finishing a lap down in third. Doutre's first lap time held up for the class fastest and he did it with both fenders on. 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First lap woes would claim Buckham, and Conner with a broken trans-axle. Lap 2 had Butcher up to first set-ting a class fast 4 7 :40 and Morse back to second with a 49:05. El-lis was in third with a 52:38 and the Blackleys dropped back to fourth with a long 2:01 :31. On the third lap things got even tighter between Butcher 49:50, and Morse 49:06,. the difference in .time up to now was 38 sec-onds. Ellis was still in third with a 53:31 and the Blackleys were back up to speed with a 57:36. Morse'.s fourth lap time of 48:27 and Butcher's 49:48 separated the two on paper by 1: 23 and Butcher was having problems with his headers. Ellis remained in third with a 52:45 and the Blackleys ran a 58: 11. The fifth lap found Butcher out of the race and his trans locked in third. Morse could back off a little and 11324 Norwalk Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 562-863-1123 FAX 562-929-1461 cruise to an easy victory with El-lis in second and the Blackleys in Page 40 July 1999 Dusty Times \ .....

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Gary Brennan and Randy Schwab teamed in their checkered car to The infield jumps were hard on front ends as Brian Dick and Mike & Jake and Sharon Maness spent a brief spell on their side, but got take the win in the four-lap Sportsman race. Chris Chamberlain discover. They were 2nd Sportsman. going again to take fourth in Class 112-1600. Brian Doutre and Bruce Gobbo were third in the Heavy Metal class in This bump had a sideways kick, but Pat Ellis kept his Challenger their Chevy and recorded the fast lap for the class. moving right along into second place. Third place in the Sportsman class, Tom Mccully rides out the rough stuff in his Baja Bug. third, both a lap down. third, Dick turning a 48:26, all he could do. Vogt was still The final race of the day pit-McCully fourth with a long in first with a class fast lap of ted five drivers in the Sports- 1:08:25 because of a roll over 44:57, followed by Brennan man class. Randy Vogt (630), and Shewmaker in fifth. Mark with a 47:01, then McCully in Brian Dick (77), Gary Brennan would be the first car out be-third turning a 4 7 :34 and Dick (129), Tom McCully (57) and cause of a snapped axle shaft taking 1: 21: 18 to replace a Mark Shewmaker (14). The while taking the jump in the clutch slave cylinder. Brennan first lap ended with Vogt first gravel pit. This was the Wend-moved up to first on the third with a time of 46: 16, Brennan over driver's first race with lap with a lap time of 4 7:56, second with a lap time of 47:32, B.O.R.E, and two laps would be with Dick in second, running strong again and turning in a 48: 18 and McCully third with a 47:01. Vogt DNFed because of a broken link pin and a couple of flats. The fourth lap left the racers in the same position, but the fifth lap claimed the Baja Bug of McCully due to his trans giving up. The six lap race ended with Randy Schwab fin-ishing the driving of the 19 car and Dick taking second. The racing was good and the weather was excellent. The rac-ers put on a good show and the B.O.R.E. staff set up a challeng-ing course. We're looking forward to a great turn out at Jackpot, Nevada on July 10, so we'll see you there, ready to race. ■ THE TRADITION CONTINUES FOR 30 YEARS THE SEPTEMBER 25 RACING ON THE MINT TRACK AGAIN ! ! JOIN THE LEGENDS OF OFF ROAD RACING FOR INFORMATION CALL (702) 452-4522 Dusty Times July 1999 Page 41

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~ Most of you will be happy to hear the new guy writing this col-mnn is taking the month off to regroup. It seems the pressure of following in the footsteps of the Big Wahzoo is a bit overwhelm-ing and frustrating. Yeah, he's been pissing people off and per-haps taken a step or two over the line of good taste and decency, but that's his job. It's not a hat most are capable of wearing and let's face it, unless he was talking about you, it was pretty funny. The Checker website is up and looking better everyday. George Thompson, the brainchild has worked tirelessly putting this thing together and making sure our exclusive "member's only" section was secure. Don't worry non-Checkers, there is plenty of fun stuff for you to look at and admire. Besides you wouldn't want to see what we're writing about you anyway. Jimmy Tucker has now brought his expertise to the cyber-table and jazzed the site up and should have it all done by the end of the month. Keep it up, we got the desert now let's get the internet. · Checkers Fireworks 250, yep that's rite. SCORE is holding this race in our honor to help cel-ebrate our 25 years of racing ex-cellence. While artwork and such are still in the works, look for the Checker One logo to be plastered all over the event. If you're racin' look for us at the finish line, we will have a cold one waitin' for you. Those who miss The Big Wah-zoo (old guy), can find him at, the second largest motorsports page on the net. It works like this, e-mail the dude a question, anything you can't figure out he can and will post the scoop in the following month's issue. Now from what I heard he has gotten way more mail than one man can respond to, so make it good and he might answer. I'm still waiting for one of the many he pissed off to write in with a little more than a ques-tion. Contact him through the site or at Well, I'm done, a little tamer than my predecessors but jus the same done. The new guy will be back next month stirring the pot with a full Baja 500 report and other stuff to keep you enter-tained. Challenger corner By Joel Mohr Hi gang! This month I'd like to address a question that seems to take up a fair share of my phone time. Hopefully, this will dispel any possible speculation as to the rea-soning why I do some of the crazy things I do. Why four lug? Well, for me, it all started about ten years ago when at that time the class rules stated the drums had to be Type 1 VW. A lot of the teams thought that they would be better off using five lug drums and rims so that if they got a flat, a spare would be easier to come by if they had to bum one from another team, or their pit club had "share spares." As many of you know, the Type 1 five lug drums are short splined. Many of the teams I came in con-tact with (as a pit worker for the CHAPALA DUSTERS), had to carry spare drums in every chase ,truck, and most teams either planned on one drum change dur-ing the race, or, at least, planned a stop to tighten their axle nuts. The German drums were expensive to buy new, and good used were be-ing gobbled up as fast as they showed up. Remember, the Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available Page 42 Barbary Coast Class 2 Two Seater $45,000 Ca Dave or 702-247-1266 or 702-873-1962 • 3636 Mead Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-247-1266 . 702-813-1962 with all the fancy stuff like dual master cylinders, woven shoe lin-ings, and 22mm wheel cylinders. Guess what fans, they never stopped worth a damn. I've owned a Tew bugs over the years, and when everything i~ in good condi-tion, a '68 up bug will lock up all four without standing on the pedal. I simply mimicked the factory sys-tem with one exception. I use the smaller factory rear 17mm wheel · cylinders on the front, and the 19mm front wheel cylinders on the rear, to give the car more rear brake bias. For shoes, I use a readily available bimetallic shoe that you can get at any auto parts store. No fancy woven shoes, no balance bars, no dual master cylinders. I use a simple 3/4" master. The feature of dual masters is supposed to be that if you lose the brakes on one tmd or the other, you will still have half of the system to slow you down. Well, with the balance bar, when you lose one end or the other, the master on the bad side bottoms out and the balance bar pivots, and you end up with noth-ing anyway. Believe me, I've been there more than once. If you have a dual master cylinder setup al-ready, and you want it to stop bet-ter, try going to 5/8" masters. Most of the setups I've seen had dual 3/ 4's, and it takes three men and a boy on the pedal to get the car to slow down. The difference in pis-ton size produces more force at the shoes with the same pedal pressure. If your question is durability. I change rear drums about once a year (that's a six race year), and fronts whenever they start looking a little worse for wear (about one a year). I have customers con-stantly on the look out for early Type 3's because they only get about two or three races out of them before they crack. At about SCORE races had as many as 40' Challengers showing up at every race. Not to mention the only axle VW made that was "long axle-short spline_" came in the '67 bug, and they weren't exactly falling out of trees. As you can see, this com-bination proved hard to deal with, even if you had the money to throw at it. I felt that Bill Savage had the right idea, setting up the T-MAG cars he was building with four lug drums and brakes. Four lug drums are long splined, and not only were the rear brake shoes wider, but four lug stuff was everywhere and either cheap or free. The axles needed came in the '68 bug and the Type 3's from '63 to '68. Even the after market companies were more ac-commodating, realizing that it would be better to make an axle that fit a wider range of cars rather than a one year only part. Along with those advantages, the four lug system is stronger. With the bolt pattern closer to the center, the force of hitting something is dissi-pated by the rim rather than the drum. Heat treated forgings are prone to cracking when flexed (that's another problem five lug has), where as a mild steel rim will flex quite a bit before disfig1,1ring or cracking. Simple engineering, but effective. When SCORE heard the cries of so many people that wanted to stay five lug and throw money at the problem, they opened up the drum rule to allow the use of any VW drum. Early Type 3 and Thing drums are "long spline", and this cured the "change a drum dur-ing the race" problem, but after a couple of races, they still cracked. The brakes on the Thing drums are late Type I, and if you wanted more braking power, th.e early Type 3 had about 30% more shoe. Un-fortunately, both of these solutions are pretty pricey, and availability has always been questionable. As for braking power, I've driven cars . $125 new and about $75 used, that adds up pretty quick. Thing drums don't seem to be much better. Four lug drums new cost only about $35, but I prefer good used German. They can usually be found at swapmeets or Pick-A-Parts for $5 or $10. The cost of four lug rims is the same as their five lug counter-parts and are made by the same company. Although I have to or-der them, they assure me they have no intentions of discontinuing making them. I use a stock VW front rim for several reasons. First again is cost. You can find them at almost any swapmeet, and usually for $5 or $10. Secondly, geometry. VW was very conscious in the forces that travel through the sus-pen$ion, and with the offset built into the stock rim, the force is di-rected through the drum to the spindle more towards the inner wheel bearing where the spindle is the largest. It then directs the force through the ball joints more di-rectly, with less leverage load. It also affects the front arm bushings and the steering. Any less offset (moving· the rim outward), causes more bump steer because there is more feverage on the spindle. The added stance you get by going to a rim with less offset doesn't.add any significant stability, and just tears up front end parts quicker because of the added leverage. Thirdly, the stock rims are relatively strong, yet weigh about half as much as the after market rims. Also, it's worked out pretty good when I've made a driving error (and I make plenty), that if I smack something pretty hard, the rim acts like a fuse. I'll taco the rim without tearing up the front end. Sure I'll get a flat, but that's a helluva lot better than snapping a spindle, or bending a tierod. Going to a pit and getting a tire changed wonlt ruin your day like having to change a spindle. If you add up all of the cost advan-tages, you can save as much as $750 to $1000 a year on your race r--------------------------------~ DuganBuilt Racing 1999 Yerington 300 Class 1 & Overall Wmner Dennis Dugan Thanks for your support!! Bany Electric, Inc. Real Racing Wheel DuganBuilt Fabrication Avery Muffler Katlyns Karaoke Signs "n" Such Jerry Woods & Rich Walton Motec Mendeola Racing Weedle Engineering King Shocks BF Goodrich Sway-A-Way Special T~ To Pit Support Adam Peterson Barry Dugan Jody Dugan Lisa Dugan Lynda Dugan Sharon Dugan Marc Dugan Pablo Dugan D&E Parts, Rocky & Vern Harrington for your hours and hours of technical help over the years. ~--------------------------------~ July 1999 Dusty Times C

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budget. I wouldn't expect a mass . changeover trend, but if your car is already five lug and your prob-lems are minimal, stick with it. But if you're on a tight budget and hav-ing trouble swallowing drum prices, you might consider changing over. You can conceivably sell all of your five lug stuff, pay for the four lug stuff, and break even. The money you save in the long run I'm sure could be put into more effective areas, and we all know race cars need constant improving! Once again, if you have any questions or comments, my number is (760) 947-6647. SEE YOU AT THE RACES!!! F.A.I.R. News By Joy Bancroft MDR LUCERNE VALLEY 300: FAIR had 25 cars and as usual FAIR was the majority of the rac-ers. We had no problem covering the pits, we have more than enough volunteers and racers. The teams always enjoy spending the weekend with big bonfires and Bar-B-Ques. If we can't be known as the Club who can party (before ... during ... after) the whole weekend I guess you could say we put on a MEAN bonfire and Bar-B-Que. MDR put on another great race with the exception of the mix up with the relocated checkpoint. I know you all heard about the 9 car that crashed into the back of Harry Dunne in his 9 car while stopped at the checkpoint. We have spent the last two FAIR meetings dis-cussing this whole scenario at length. I can tell you everyone has their own strong opinions of who was at fault. From MDR's respon-sibility to the responsibility of the driver who hit Harry and may have been driving over his head. How-ever, there is always the angry racer who feels that the wrong de-cision was made by the CRB. Quite frankly, this would not be the first time that people disagreed with a CRB decision. Harry just wants to get past the whole incident, he is real disappointed that the back of his car is destroyed. Well, we helped to get Harry through that, several FAIR members volun-teered to spend their weekends and get parts and repair the car. The last I heard the car is almost race ready with a complete new motor and cage. Harry wants to thank everyone for all the support and is overwhelmed by their contribu-tions. He also wants to thank the guys at CORE Pit A, who ran over to see if Harry and co-rider Jim were OK. And the Shannon group for coming to the rescue with ice packs. Enough said, the rest of the race was full of more ups and downs. The 9 car of Dave Lawson had a busy day breaking brake drums, he rolled in the sand wash, had some down time but finished fifth. Robert Riffle started out with a pretty consistent run, we didn't hear much from him until he pulled in to the pit and found he had rolled the car somewhere. Randy Ross got in the car, made up some time and found himself soon dicing it out with Joel Mohr for a few laps, he lost third gear, but could finish the race second in class. So the story for 9 cars with FAIR gets better. Joel Mohr finally wins his first race. Joel Dusty Times started last but by Check 1 he was leading the race. By the second lap his good buddy, Harold who chases for him told him he had a big lead. So Joel started cruisin' on the third and fourth lap. By the fifth lap Harold told him he had a 25 minute lead, so he thought OK maybe I will stop and relieve myself but I think he changed his mind when he saw a 9 car com-ing up on him. He soon saw that it was Riffle (or was Randy Ross) and let him go by thinking he was a lap down. Not true ... Randy had really picked up the pace and was now ahead of Joel. Joel really turned it on and found himself dicing it out with Randy for the entire lap. Joel got ahead and Randy dropped back and Joel couldn't see the finish line fast enough to win the race. Con-gratulations Joel, I know you have been waiting a long time for this win. With all your seat time and finishes I am sure it feels really good. Once again we had some great competition of 1600 cars. Tim and Tracy Moore first raced with FAIR at San Felipe but had some bad luck with the motor at the be-ginning of the race and didn't fin-ish. They were real disappointed, · so they took the motor to the builder and were able to get it back fast enough to get it put back in the car and make the race. · They had a good race with Tim driving the entire race and Tracy and their teenage family members William and Heather all in the car as co-riders. On the fifth lap they pulled into MAIN for a co-rider change and found a cracked oil filter, they got it replaced and drove on to a fifth place finish. Randy Miller never got a chance to start the race; on Friday test-ing he found problems with the motor and kept blowing oil cool-ers. He didn't feel comfortable trusting the oil cooler or motor so he spent the day of the race driv-ing around to get more test time to figure out the problem. It looked like to me he was having way more fun. Max Hanberg with his second race in the new 1600 car he bought, I heard had sev-eral flats and one bad enough to come completely off the rim caus-ing some down time to finish sev-enth. Owen Potter in the BOX-CAR rolled the car on Mile Marker 4, got it going but the oil light kept fluctuating, must have ran the oil out from the roll over and then had no motor. So they were done for the day, I don't know if Rick Gamble ever got in the car. Scott Wisdom was hav-ing one ·of those days you don't care to remember. He was sick with the flu a few days before, but ended up pre-running and having several things go wrong. But thought OK, let's race! His day of the race went from a broken tor-sion bar and stub axle, I believe fixed and broke more than once to saying let's park it and have a beer! Greg Blakeman had a good day and no complain.ts ... plugged along to finish. Jason Hatz had another day in the desert looking like he didn't have a problem in the world. He makes it look so easy to win. However, if it makes you feel any better, he went four laps with no brakes, that's why, oops, he hit Scott Wisdom pretty ha_rd (sorry Scott). His Parker Pumper didn't work after the first lap. He didn't want to stop and take a look at it because he knew he had to stay on a mission to keep Jeffries from winning. Well, • he was successful again ... takes FIRST - Class 1/2-1600. I keep telling his Mom, she needs to put him in Indy cars! Class 5-1600 brings first off the line John Strode and Bryan Hintz, the YEEHAA team for the first time, they were all geared up. John drove first with Bryan riding. No problems for a change, was out front for a while. Did a driver's change and Bryan drove, got passed by a couple of cars, caught up and then had a flat, finished with a second place by 23 seconds. The car was in such good shape after the race that Sunday Bryan was giving rides only to find him-self breaking a stub axle and roll-ing the car. The car was pretty smashed. Good thing we have a little over eight weeks until the next MDR race. Boyd, I apologize I didn't catch the full name, raced with FAIR I believe the first time. They finished with a fifth place. I heard someone saw them do a real good barrel roll. Stephanie Lozano had shifter problems Friday before the race. But they started the race on Saturday anyway ... Leroy started and really had no gears to work with. He had to stop almost every lap. Then Stephanie got in on the fourth lap and they couldn't understand how come she never stopped. She made it look like she had something spe-cial about the way she drove that she didn't need to stop. But she didn't tell Leroy she snuck around and stopped at outlying pits for adjustments. I didn't catch if she finished or not. Robert Moore had a good ride when he started espe-cially when he got hit by Retter and found he could go much faster that way. Robert kept up a good pace for several laps and at one point could have been in the lead. He turned the car over to CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES dELL, SHOE!, SIMPSON Helmets SNELL 95, SA95 for SODA Complete blowrr systcns for Single or double seat cars. ·aein.t convers:i.ons, Cool-boxes, Complete of! PYROTECT, !':ILLER Saf!ety Products, ULL MOTORSPORTS We ahip UPS From $299.00 Rel.mat, Skirt ~1~~ ~pw(f~n..AJ§-~ __ Sjl_n_,Pi_~P. ~ • ~1 V • (6~9L279-~09 July 1999 Jack who didn't appear to be ready, got passed by several cars, lost time in pits and finished third. But at least he didn't finish fourth, Robert was happy about that. The oldest story is that Robert and team seem to always finish fourth. Just think Robert, maybe you were meant to finish the next two races in order 2, 1. There were several FAIR racers who didn't finish. Tom Mangione brought out the IO car, got a flat on the first lap, had two good laps, then broke a spindle and limped it in minus a wheel and tire to Pit C. Was in the pit for about two hours to fix the spindle and drove a few miles to find another problem to put the car on the trailer. Scott . Vernon and Martin DNF. Boonie Herndon and Heiden were having a fuel pick up problem the first two laps in the 8 truck to end up with a trans problem and end their day. Gerry Erstad Did Not Start. Come on you guys, I keep hearing about this car and racing, let's see some racing! Donald Bundy broke an oil cooler and clogged the fuel line. Got hit real hard by Hardin, busted the truck pretty bad, had to limp to MAIN and put it on the trailer. Brian Walsh DNF. Tim Braden in his 7 truck was having a bad day with the clutch then the trans went out three times, and the clutch spring fell out. This ended up be-ing a long day for Tim. Scott Hunter, our newest FAIR racer is running a 7 truck that he is still trying ::o get used to. He had a fuel pickup problem that was caused by bad foam in the fuel cell. He had to end his day, but he had a good time, even though we gave him a bad time about assuming FAIR supplied his fuel. Dennis Beckwith ran good for five laps. Tom Barnett got in on the last lap and for some reason the truck stopped running. They checked everything out for hours and couldn't find the prob-lem so they just had to give up. The pits were busy all day, I spent most of my day at Pit C. I felt bad because Don Bowie was really sick with the flu, however our Pres. Wes Wisdom and sev-eral teams were there as back up. The FAIR Bar-B-Que was awe-some as usual. Thanks Bill for serving up all those burgers anc'. hot dogs again. We appreciate the time you put into getting the pits coordinated and making sure we have the food for the Bar-B-Que. FAIR DESERT CLEAN UP: The Club would like to thank Bill Markel for his contribution to set-ting up this event. Bill coordi-nated this clean up all on his own. He worked closely with the BLM and the local restaurants like Carl's Jr. and Slash X to make this event special for the people who were supporting this environmen-tal clean up. There were 4 7 people who came out to help clean up, 2 7 were FAIR members. BLM were terrific about providing dumpsters and awarded certifi-cates for the efforts of Bill and the club. In fact, Wes Wisdom col-lected a souvenir for Bill from the clean up, it was an old dirty maga-zine. I'm not sure if Bill kept it as a momento. Thanks again Bill! If you're racing for the first time or just need support to get through a race, please feel free to look FAIR up. We encourage you to check us out at MDR races, we are the pit support group at every pit with rows of teams and camp-ers. Especially, SCORE racers too, we are able to put our best pit teams together for SCORE and we would really like to help more racers. Feel free to give myself or Bill Markel a call if you are out of the area and need pit support for any race including Mexico. I can be reached at (562) 697-2752, or Bill Markel, Race Director (805) 943-1786. FAIR meets every first and third Wednesday of every month in Fullerton where the 91 Freeway and Harbor Blvd. meet. Our meetings begin at 8:00 at the Radisson Hotel. Come early and shoot the bull in the bar! BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension with this advanced bump stop system. These bump stops come complete with a mounting system, polyurethane end piece and enough valving to get the job done. 11XX>NOMIC'ALLY PRICED AT 319.90 PER PAIR. (Includes mounting hardware & grade 8 bolts) See your off' road racing parts supplier or call ua direct Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 102 Crestview 1-520-427-3551 P.O. Box 845 Yarnell, AZ 85362-0845 Page 43

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The Trails Of The . Tarahumara Text & Photos: Don McDaniel Intrepid hero Don McDaniel poses with his own BMW F650 at a rest stop during the eight day trip through some of the most beautiful country in the hemisphere. Around 300 miles southwest of the Texas Big Bend National Park in the state of Chihuahua Mexico, are Mexico's Sierra Madre Occiden-tal Mountains and within them an area known as The Sierra Tarahumara, 25,000 square miles of 6000 foot deep canyons, and the home of Copper Arriericais iargest canyon system. This rugged area is also the home of the T arahumara Indian people who still cling to their century's old way of life despite 500 years of "development" first by the Spanish Missionaries, then explora-tions for silver, gold and copper and most recently logging. Dan Rosen ofRosens Rides, Inc., of Austin, Texas offers challenging Dual-Sport tours into these remote areas, plus several all pavement tours into the North-Central Mexico area. Make no mistake the Copper Can-yon trip is demanding and challeng-ing with physical fitness and above average riding skills necessary. Rather than ride across 1000 miles of desert that is about as inter-esting as an ironing board, I trucked my bright red BMW F650 from my home in San Diego, California across the deserts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and just past El Paso, Texas turned south toward Mexico and the little Texas border town of Presidio which was to be the meeting place and jump off spot for the group of five that were to be a part of the Rosens Rides to Copper Canyon. Having lived in Southern Cali-fomia since roughly the time of Cortes I've seen many so called "Sleepy Border Towns" but Presidio, Texas in my opinion is the only border town that, seems to have been in a perpetual state of coma despite the "Mighty" Rio Grande River which separates this garden spot of Texas from its equally bustling neighbor across the river, Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. Having arrived a day early to check things out, I decided to ride south into the Big Bend National Park from Presidio on state #170, a great ride along the Rio Grande River, lots of desertscapes and sweeping twisties to Park Headquar-ters then back into Presidio, then north again on State 1 70 to Candelara where the pavement stops and some good dirt road riding along the Rio Grande River begins. After about 50 miles of recently graded dirt road I ran across the folks that were doing the grading - a detach-ment of U.S. Marines!! -we howdyed each other and they in-formed me that illegal immigration and drug running were the main social activities in the area, and that the road work was to allow the Border Patrol and other Federal Agencies easier access to the prob-lem areas. They also stated that in-coming gun fire from across the river in Mexico was commonplace and asked if I had been greeted in such a manner, my reply was in the nega-tive and with a panicked 180 I left the world's finest fighting forces in a cloud of properly maintained surface access road (dirt). Arriving back safely at the Three Palms Motel in Presidio (the only three trees in town), I awaited the rest of the group that I would spend the next eight days with and after meeting we adjourned next door to the Oasis Restaurant for a pre-tour briefing and a sumptuous candlelight dinner of frijoles and fried cow, then a short ride across the border to sat-,. "Pepe• is the name of the Nissan truck owned by Dan Rosen, the organizer of the tour and "Pepe• has been around for 300,000 miles. isfy the legal department of the Mexican Tourista folks and to get our temporary vehicle permits so that there would be no problems in the morning at the start of our Mexican adventure. The group was quite diverse, Charles and Mark are from the Dal-las, Texas area. Charles is retired, rides a 1989 BMW Rl OOGS Bumble-bee and is old enough to receive a Social Security stipend. Mark, who rides a 1998 BMW Rl 1 OOGS owns a construction firm near Dallas and is big enough to hunt dinosaurs with soda straw. Both belong to the same BMW bike club and are thoroughly experienced riders with years of ex-perience and thousands of miles of touring who taught me the meaning of traveling "Self Contained" among other valuable lessons. The youngest of the group would be Micah, from the Austin, Texas area, he rode a Kawasaki KLR 650 and can be best described as a hot shoe, a very knowledgeable young bike mechanic whose hobby is road racing and whose current turn on is having departed company with his race bike at 125 mph and living to brag about it with only a beat up boot. Our fearless tour leader, Dan Rosen who also rode a KLR 650, by profession is a dentist from Austin, Texas, and his blond wife Ricki drove the ancient Nissan chase truck by the name of Pepe with only 300,000 miles on its groaning frame. Yours truly is an el-der male of over 70 sum-mers, riding a BMW F650, who after decades ofbikelessness became a born again biker after a trip to the dark conti-nent with Tour For Af-rica a year ago. The first day's ride wa·s across the bridge spanning the mighty Rio Grande at the border, through Ojinaga on Mexico # 16 then across the Chihuahua desert on a two lane winding road with little or no traffic and a few low hills, on through the town of Aldama then a stop and a three hour wait at the Chihuahua City bus station to pick up Ray, a fellow Cali-fornian who had flown in from Los Angeles to meet the group. Ray, a quiet for-real rocket scientist was to be the star of the show as far as do-ing it in the dirt was concerned. On to Cuauhtemoc, a large city founded by a religious group called the Mennonites and an overnight stop at the T arahumara Inn whose main attraction was a locked court-yard for the bikes and whose other residents were a group of locals whose consumption of their bever-age of choice was overshadowed only by their love of their Boom Boxes and Salsa Music. These friendly folk were second only to the lively little fellows that resided in and shared with me my lumpy mattress. Morning #2 started with rain/ drizzle/rain, up into the mountains now, lots and lots of good asphalt with diminishing rain showers, very little traffic and curves galore, a stop at Basaseachi Falls and its spectacu-lar 800 foot drop, then on to our first dirt, a great logging road, Mexico #330, and 65 miles into SanJuanito, then on the highway to Creal via # 12 7 south, and our stop for this night. The first 20 miles or so in the dirt was great and a few of the old dirt bike skills were returning (very slowly), then the rain started in ear-nest and the red dust turned to red slime, tank slappers were the order of the day and the interaction-be-tween the bikes and the logging trucks that were also sliding around was a beautiful thing to behold. After passing our leader, who at the time was visibly occupied in the red slime, headed for a rather pre-cipitous promontory with flailing feet and foul language emanating from the recesses of his helmet, I caught up with Big Mark and we putted off into the muck together. That is until I. ran out of gas, and as we walked in the rain for the sup-port truck with its one five gallon can of gas I pictured in my mind all of the Pemex ·gas stations that we had Day 2 had this magnificent view of Basaseachi falls featuring a Thr group gathers at the Chihuahua bus station, awaiting the arrival spectacular drop of over BOO feet and the end of the pavement for the A somewhat sturdy bridge over the Rio Urique river aids one on their of ,he last member of the tours arrival from California. tour. _________________ way down 6,000 feet to the bottom of Copper Canyon. Page 44 July 1999 Dusty Times

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Bad roads and breathtaking scenery were the order of the day into Bahuichivo, where there is no electricity but lots of food and hot water. passed on this part of the trip WITH-little courtyard hotel OUT STOPPING FOR GAS (Old right in the middle of Mexican saying - "just use the gas the village, and our in the top of your tank"). However, bikes were parked in the no gas problem was solved front of the hotel on the shortly when a local logging truck cobblestone street for was flagged down and in my best the night with fervent border Spanish I begged the driver prayers that they ~ould out of a couple gallons of the pre- remain there intact un-cious liquid and then the neat driver ti! morning. Close-up view of the 6,000 foot descent into Copper Canyon: a must to see for the adventurous in spirit. · handled .45 automatic safely tucked in-between him and hand gun stuck in his Mark and for the first time in eons belt. We couldn't figure I w~s riding at over 90 miles per if it was to keep us in hour. I had been foolish enough to or the bad guys out. wear an open face helmet on the refused payment of any kind. After the first day's The group all met at San Juanito pavement/dirt ride I was The church in Bahuichivo was built in 1552 and is still in daily use in Old age, a ·severe trip and although I had good goggles case of PMS (past mo-on, an interesting phenomenon torcycle scares) plus a occurred at around 80 to 85 miles busted pinky on my per hour - skin flap -as previously throttle hand and a sin- mentioned I am well past the age cere desire not to ride of consent and as part of the aging over the bridge from process one's skin has a tendency hell convinced this old to shall we say, sag a bit, and these at a Pemex station, fueled up, then questioning the words this little mining town, history before your very eyes. waited for the chase truck that had "Dual Sport" mentioned in the ad- enough to throw a chicken through, stoppt;!d to load up our fearless leader ve~tising about my now not so shiny then a dropped bike, a broken fin-and his red slime covered bike after red scoot, on the highway or on ger and a useless rear brake lever his "Close Encounter." Then we graded roads it was great riding, but later I saw the mother of all bad headed for the Best Western Hotel in the real tough going it was tough bridges. It stood out like a bull buf-in Creal. A really great motel, mod-going, 430 lbs. plus was just too much falo in a bubble bath, around 80 feet em log cabin type buildings, every-hoss for this old cowboy. of steel railroad RAILS, spanning a thing new, neat, clean with lots of Dinner that night and breakfast 50 foot deep gorge and upside down hot water and cable television to the next morning were at a private so that the flanges almost touched boot, also a great restaurant on the home in the picturesque old village, each other with the appropriate gaps grounds, all at an elevation of over and I can truthfully say that I had that are so dear to the heart of the 6000 feet. The area is almost like the never before ingested what looked canyon dwellers. At this point, by areas around Flagstaff, Arizona or like a lizard egg and lunch meat om-this time my energy tank was on Denver, Colorado, lots of pines and elet prior to this breakfast, and I can empty so I traded my bike to Justin picture opportunities. assure the world that in the future I (who was now driving Pepe) for his Day 3 dawned clear and cold and will do everything in my power never seat behind Pepe's steering wheel after a wonderful breakfast at the to do it again. and finished the trip into Bahuichivo motel a great 50 mile ride on a de- At this point in the trip my aging and Hotel Faraiso de! Oso in a ve-serted black top roadway that body and the adrenaline drain hide rather than on a vehicle. Charles described as "just as good as caused by the abject horror of the Again a nice clean little hotel, anything that he had ever ridden in descent on the prior day dictated no electricity, but lots of hot water the Alps", then at Cusare and a look that I mount my bike while it was and clean rooms and dining room over the edge into Copper Canyon. firmly secured in the back of "Pepe food (kinda like you eat what they Great Gobs of Goose Grease!! da Truck" and return to the top of got). One night there were greqt What a hole in the ground, 6000 feet this Canyon of Despair without once Chile Rellenos and always the tra- . down to the bottom of the canyon starting the engine. Then once on ditional Mexican breakfast of hot in eight miles of switchbacks, shale, top the 650 was unloaded and I as-cakes and refried beans. Two nights loose rock, ruts and white silt, which sumed the position and rode the 50 here with some walking around when combined with a few local log-miles of curves and twisty's back into time or if you choose, time to ride ging trucks grunting up the hill hug- Creal, I even dragged the toe on my the local roads. ging the inside of the one lane atroc- boot on one twisty. Dinner at a local The small church in Bahuichivo ity gave the hapless two wheelers just Cafe and a bit of kidding from my was first built in 1552 and is still in enough room for one foot and two riding companions about my effort- daily use and is well worth the time in line tires, with the other foot dan-less ascent from Batopilas ended an- it took for the visit. This small iso-gling into thin air. As Charles stated other day of the adventure trail. lated town is a stop for the famous "if a feller went off here he would Again it was cold and clear forour Copper Canyon train that runs starve to death before he hit bot- fifth day, great twisty highway stuff from Los Mochis on the east side tom." for 45 miles to the town of of the Sea of Cortes through At this point I must confess that Divisadero which overlooked an- Bahuichivo on into Divisidaro then I was the only "rider" in the group other mile deep hole in the ground, on through Chihuahua. Part of the that harbored an ingrained, unalter- then 50 miles of dirt roads that made romance of our stay here was the able fear of heights which was ac- the Copper Canyon roads look like local hombre that came every quired at a tender age when a rather a freeway, a few very rocky stream evening and closed the gate into the large gentleman with shaved head in crossings, river bottoms and a few hotel compound, then spent the an off-green uniform with the initials railroad tie bridges with gaps wide night patrolling with a pearl USMC on the chest pried my fingers from the inner structure of a perfectly good airplane and pushed me out the door all the while screaming that my refusal to leave the airplane on my own accord would, in fact, make him look bad. After the traverse down into the canyon and across the bridge over the almost waterless Rio Urique River where several T arahumara folks were waiting for a ride out of the canyon, there were around 30 more miles of dirt road and even more rocks leading into the village of Batopilas and Hotel Real Minas where we would rest our weary bones for the night. Batopilas is a famous old colonial mining town, a typical, quaint little Mexican village with its plaza· and stores and with the clean Dusty Times It took eight miles of dusty switchbacks to get to the bottom of Copper Canyon, 6,000 feet down and dodging logging trucks all the way. July 1999 man that again the best place for sags at a given speed have a ten-him was on Pepe's bouncing back dency to contribute to a flapping bed for the trip back out to the effect of facial tissue which is not pavement then again the great at all unpleasant and I even found twisty stuff from Divisadero to myself humming a snappy tune in Creel for our final night. cadence with the skin flapping phe-Day 8 was scheduled to be all nomenon as it increased or de-pavement back to Presidio, our creased in direct proportion to my leader Dan decided to go back down forward motion. into the canyons and find some more My riding friends and I parted roads to ride instead of showing the at the border, Mark and Charles to group back to the border, so with a go on to Midland, Texas that day few directions, Charles, Mark and I and do a total of 650 miles, me to headed out forthe 300 mile run back wait for Pepe and my luggage ( of to the good old US of A, and all went which there was enough to supply well except in an area of Chihuahua Pancho Villas jolly fellows for their city where we had not been before, entire campaign), at the motel in but after a few requests for directions beautiful downtown Presidio. Pepe from the locals in my border Span- showed up a few hours later with ish we were out of the city and on Micah, the hot shoe guy, who had our way. gone down again a couple days be-The Chihuahua Desert hadn't fore and broken his foot along with changed much in the eight days Ricki, the female half of the Rosens since our last crossing except for the duo. The rocket ship dude rode heat, it was 112 degrees in the Pepe back to Chihuahua City and shade at one of qur rest stops, and caught a plane out to Los Angeles the only sh·ade were the buzzards and I haven't heard from Dan soaring overhead that had been fol-Rosen, the expedition leader. Guess lowing us since we started into the he's still down in one of those mile desert. deep holes in the ground looking Charles _was leading and I was for new roads to ride. ■ Fuel Sale~ "Pro Cell" is our lop-ol-lhe-1/ne racing cell that comes ready to Install and it's becked by a lull 10 year wamnty. • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safety loam battling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA·FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience for more Info call or write to: e Aircraft Rubber/Fuel Safe 63257 Nels Anderson Road Bend, Oregon 97701 (5,41) 388-0203 (5-41 )388-0307 fax ht!p:/ Page 45 + -

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A Ride In The Herbst Motorsports 16Truggy•• By Jon Corsica The Truggy at Speed, Troy Herbst runs the desert quickly and effortlessly at speeds up to 150 miles per houri Desert racing is truly a sport for adults who have yet to grow up -it's a contest to see who can drive their ve-hicle the fastest over some of the roughest terrain imagin-able without sustaining bodily injury or component breakage. And although desert racing is admired by thousands of spec-ta tors, most have no idea what it's like to ride in one of the amazing vehicles which rou-tinely duel it out in the dirt. I was a member of the crowd until recently when I was given a ride in the vehicle which captured the SCORE International Class 1 Un lim-ited Championship from 1997 and 1998. Troy Herbst's and Mike Smith's baby: Truggy. I met up with Herbst Mo-torsports several days before their first 1999 race. Troy had been running a section of the course before I arrived so he had the car fully up to tem-perature. He rumbled up and I climbed into the cab (not an especially easy feat, especially when you can't hear team members attempting to assist you). Once in the co-driver's seat, an array of Autometer liquid filled gauges stare right at you along with a LCD elec-tronic display that shows vari-ous sensor outputs. To your left is a panel full of military spec toggle switches that con-trol everything from electric cooling fans to the eighteen 8" Hella HID lights the car op-erates when the race will run into the night hours. A fter briefly in troducing myself, I strapped in to the 5-point safety harness and put on the helmet. Everything became significantly quieter at this point, but Troy came in loud ·✓ ULTRASONIC CLEANING ✓ CNC MILLING & 011 Coolers / Radiators TURNING Blocks / Unes / Fittings Assembled Components ✓ PRODUCTION & ✓ TESTING SERVICES Magnetic Particia (Magnafh•x / Myglo) Uquld Penetrant (Dye Penetrant / Zyglo) Ultrasonic X-Ray ·cRITICll-OPERATIONS Page 4& . 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About four seconds later and traveling at about 70 mph we came to the end of the road. T roy slammed on the brakes and Truggy's nose dove for the ground. The car got an incred-ibl'.! amount of traction. From personal experience, my own vehicle got nowhere near the amount of adhesion as Truggy did. The braking and accelera-tion (even if I had the power and huge disks on my truck), would have been impossible to replicate simply because I wouldn't be able to transfer any of those inputs to the ground. But the massive tires, assisted by a huge amount of weight transfer, did their job incredibly well and we slowed from about 70 to 10 in what seemed to be about two or three seconds. To our left, the track was on the other side of a small strip of desert that was filled with large bushes, a couple big holes, and mounds of dirt. Troy said "here we go", and he yanked the wheel over and hit the gas. As usual, all 7 50 horses re-sponded and the rear end con-trollably slid out. We went July 1999 There are over 40 toggle switches adorning the instrument panel, most of the gauges are read by the navigator. plowing over a couple five foot high bushes and bumps in the desert strip and then dropped onto the course. Many people have never been to a desert race course. The hardest part to convey is the scale of everything. Before meeting up with Herbst, I drove the course in my rental S-10 Blazer. The fastest I could go on a non-graded sec-tion (not flattened by a bull-dozer) was 20 mph, and even then I was really pushing it and catching a little air. Bumps and whoop-dee-doo's ) a series of depressions in the desert which are about one car length long and when driven over make the car bob up and down, hence making people say "whoop-dee-doo") which were three or four feet tall were not uncommon. Other sections included 5-10 foot high ridges and 5-10 foot deep holes (both about one or two car lengths long) and off cam-ber turns with large bumps and whoops. In many sections such as these I was forced to run my Blazer in 4-Lo and first gear simply in an effort to get over the course! And I don't even want to hint to the rental company how many times the front skid plate struck ground due to the deep ruts. But ig-noring all of these larger ob-stacles, the rest of the course was filled with one foot deep ruts and one foot high bumps and mini-whoops everywhere. Even on the "flat" sections I considered rough as all hell to drive on. We hopped onto the course on one of these flat sec-tions. Troy immediately hit the gas and off we shot. He wasn't even remotely concerned about all of these smaller (one foot or less) bumps. The ride was fairly smooth and it felt similar to driving on a paved, but very bumpy road. Truggy's suspension effortlessly soaked up these smaller obstructions and we quickly hit what s.eemed to be about 70 or 80 again. At this point the ride started to get a little interest-ing. We came up on a section of the track where it made a hard right turn and the bumps increased to about 1-2 feet. Did this concern Troy? Of course not. Hit the brakes, slow very quickly, hit the gas, get the rear to slide out, and just plow through the turn while flying over the one and two foot whoops. I really started to contem-plate what we were driving over and the speed at which we were doing it. In my rental car I had to go less than 10 mph through that turn. We took it at 50 with significantly more control and stability. The sense of speed really started to set in -we were traveling very, very fast. As we took off down the next straight section of the track it got rougher again, but we didn't even slow. I, an experi-enced spectator and photogra-pher of off road racing, had no conception whatsoever of the feeling of speed that you get while in the car. We drove over huge bumps at a rate that I thought was impossible. If somebody let me drive Truggy, I would have taken the course at half the speed which we drove it in simply because I would have been afraid to break the car. And the whole time Troy was calmly and ca-sually talking to me, explain-ing how the suspension soaked up the terrain and how the car handled. As we flew down the course it con tinued to get rougher. The whoops were larger and it was easy to tell because in -stead of the relatively smooth ride on the flat section of the track, I really started to move around in the cab. Actually, the ride got downright violent. I've heard that riding in a ve-hicle such as this is like float-ing -in reality, it's nothin g like that at all. The cab looks like its floating from a spectator's perspective be-cause it appears relatively still as the wheels cycle up and down, but once you're inside, the ride is nothing like float-ing. Truggy felt very firmly at-tached to the course at all times. Next we came up to a sec-tion of ridges and large holes (none of which were evenly and symmetrically spaced like the whoops), and T roy began to drive a lot harder. The com-ment came across the intercom "see, here's a five foot hole, but with 30 inches of travel, it's nothing," and I'll be damned he was right. The hole (I would have said'more like seven feet) was about one car length long and the opposite face looked very steep. Troy hit the brakes hard, we slowed to about 30 or 40 and then the safety harness clamped down on my chest and held me in the seat as we fell into the hole. It looked like we were angled to hit the opposite side of the hole head on. I was thinking "this isn't going to Dusty Times

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The Shaver Specialties 441 cid Ford VB puts out more than 700 The modified Ford 1 o.2s• spooled rear end is heavily trussed and Gear down/ The Truggy has 32• of travel in front and 3s• in the rear horsepower with gazillions of pounds of torque. delivers all the brute horsepower to the desert terrain with ease. and, as you can see, 4ses all of it on many occasions. work, we're just going to slam "brakes, in the hole, g--a--s,-o--u:-:-::-t--o7f_ r __ e_a_c,h_e __ dro8710;-o--r--i"i9"0-. 'A;-n-dTTb-e7fo~re-yl-.=====--=~=~=====i===========,;:;~==;;;;;;,~====== .. into the ground." And's the hole" sequence was taking knew it we were hard on the what it felt like happened. We about three seconds. Through-brakes, the nose dropped to the hit the opposite side of the hole out the series, I was bouncing ground and we came to a stop. and I was compressed hard into hard up and down inside the After the ride I got out of the seat. The impact was so cab. The safety harness held me Truggy in awe. I had no idea of firm I thought we bottomed the down as we dropped into a· what a ride in one of the ve-suspension out, but according hole, and then I was com-hides was like until then. The to Troy we still had a full by- pressed into the seat on the way incredible sense of speed, the pass stage left on the shocks out of the hole and during ac-sheer size of the terrain on the and the Truggy wasn' t even celeration. course, the powerful accelera-close to bottoming. As soon as We· continued down the tion, and the truly violent, but we hit the ground Troy hit the course for probably three extremely controlled and pre-gas and the car leapt up the· miles, and then Troy turned dictable actions of the vehicle face of the hole. We caught off. More plowing over bushes left me in a state of disbelief. I some air and then he hit the. for about a hundred yards and was left with a much greater bra_kes hard again, and into the then we dropped back onto appr·eciation for the design, next hole, gas, shoot out of the the flat access road. He fabrication, and· operation of hole, hard brakes, drop in, and mashed the pedal one final such vehicles. I'll never look ·at . so on. Just to keep in mind how time, the nose immediately one of these desert rockets the Tough looking and very rugged, the Truggy Is a formidable opponent in any.race, ask any of the drivers wflo compete against Troy. . •. /;•~-quickly all of this happens, the came up, and we qujckly same way again. ■ more Trail Notes ... TOYOTA GETS BIGGER - Latest word from Toyota is that the new Toyota Tundra will be full sized ·and will have a VB under the hood. The 4. 7 liter I-Force engine has aluminum heads on a cast iron block, double overhead cam, 32 valves and delivers 245 horsepower and 315 foot pounds of torque and runs·from 0-60 in 7 .87 seconds. Arriving now at your. local dealer. BAJA 500 • Baja 500 results for many classes are listed below. Ivan • Stewart celebrated his 54th birthday by winning the Trophy Truck Class in his Toyota, Doug Fortin took Class l in his Jimco. The Jason HatzNic Bruckmann combo beat Bekki Freeman to the flag an 1600 by 14 seconds. Jeff Lewis won Class 7, Steve Greinke took the SCORE Lite trophy, Good 'ole George Seeley won Class 5, Dave Gasper took tp.e 5-1600, Malcolm Vingie won Class 7S {at last), Cisco Bio was the Class 9 Winner, Rick Ellison won Class 10" in a Chenowth, Marc Stein took the Stock Full. Class, John Kearney won Class 3 and Rick Johnson took the J:>rotruck honors and in the Sportsman Division, Walter Prince took the gold medal. In the two wheel contingent, Jonah Street took the big bike division, Jose Ruvalcaba took the 250cc class, Mike Alsup won the over 30 division, Elzadoro Karasawa won in the·over 40 group and Dave Olen took the over 50 division. In Pro A TV's, it was Angel Garcia who won the 250cc class and Gilberto Santana took the large engine category. And, in sportsman, Joseph West took top honors on a Honda XR600. BAJA 500 ACCIDENT• By now everyone has heard or seen on the news the accident in Baja involving the Jason Baldwin truck. Unfortunately, one of the local spectators was killed, and our hearts go out to his family. Jason Baldwin and his'Co-driver Mike La~ghlin were injured but not seriously. Craig Stewart, Bob Ham and Zack Greinve were spectating and were injured but all are now well on the read to recovery. Thank God it wasn't worse. FINAL FLAG• we were just informed of the passing of Leon Tice, an old, old friend, a wonderful and gentle man, a long time C.O.R.E. member and just a nice guy. Leon took the final checkered flag on April 25, 1999 and all his old friend mourn his passing and out heartfelt condolences go to his wife Carol. Say hi to Jean, Leon. VORRA • There were 61 entries at the Yerington 300 and there was a 508 finishing percentage. Dennis Dugan was the overall winner and Class l winner as well. Jim Bosman was second overall in a Class 8 truck, followed by Ton Scahill in yet another Class 8. Fourth overall was Dennis Kordonoway in his Class 10. New suspension travel limits for the truck class were in effect, 18" is allowable in front and the rear travel is wide open. S USQUEHANNOCK TRAIL -The fourth Michelin SCCA ProRally of '99 and the fourth different winner! The rally took place on June 5 & 6 and 105 teams wanted in on the 80 starting positions. The weather was clear and hot and the roads were slick and dusty. The attrition rate was high, only 51 % of the cars made it to the finish. Shades of the past, Paul Choiniere in the Hyundai Tiburon took the overall honors over teammate Noel Lawler by three minutes. Cal Landau took the Production GT class in his Mitsubishi Eclipse, Henry Krolikowski took the Group 5 honors in his Dodge Shadow, Karl Scheible won the Production Class in the new VW Beetle, a first for the new beetle, and Bryan Hourt won Group 2 in his Honda Civic. · The Memorial Day 100 At Lake Geneva Racev,ay Lake Geneva, WI. -The CORR EXXON Superflo Sportsman Series held its first event of the season. The Me-morial Day 100 at Lake Geneva Raceway in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on May 29th and 30th, 1999. The five CORR Sportsman divisions were eager to take the green flag for competition, points and a handsome con-tingency awards program which includes Light Buggy, Single Buggy, Super Buggy, Sportsman Stock, and Sports-man 2. The Sportsman Stock had a fierce battle going right from the start with Peter Kawieski (Steven's Point, WI), taking the point on the first lap, keeping a strong lead over Robert Smith (Menasha, WI), for the first five laps. Until Smith grabbed the lead for a lap, coming from fourth it was Michael Oberg of Eagle River, WI to dominate the final four laps to take the checkered flag for both rounds on Saturday and Sunday. In Single Buggy, there was another double winner of the weekend, who was one of CORR's l 998's top competi-tors in his division, Mark Kreuger (Green Bay, WI) with Steve Federico (Wilmette, IL) finishing a strong second in Round 2. . In Sportsman 2, Dave · Hocke rs, last year's CORR Sportsman 2 champion took first place in Round 1, and a second place finish in Round 2. Dan Boudoux did not com-pete in Round 1 due to me-chanical problems, but earned first place in_ Round 2 after a long battle for the victory with Dave Hockers. In the Super Buggy divi-. sion, Larry Goudie of Moun-tain Lake Terrace, WA, took off in front of the field and led several laps only to spin'out ·on the front straightaway, fo give the lead to Larry Krienian, of Arli~gton Heights, IL, who at ~hat_ point began to lead his very first. race and also fo ~arn his first taste of victory in his career. Brothers Larry':and Phil Goudie ran side: by side · to finish fourth and fifth -on Sunday for Round 2. · :._ Single Light had -a. tough race coming out of the box With Molly · Morter (Cedarburg, WI), taking the lead for a short distance with Ben O'Connell of Depere, WI, dominating the field for the checkered in Round 2. The victory of Round 1 was earned by Jeffery Virnig of Oregon, WI and the second place fin-isher was Mike Hintz of Green Bay, WI. The next CORR EXXON · Superflo Pro & Sportsman even't will be held in Antigo, Wisconsin· at the Langlade County Fairgrounds with the CORR Pro-Lite, Pro 2, Pro 4 and Sportsman on June 12-13, 1999. 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August 14-20, 1999 Bonneville National Speed Week · Wendover, UT September 12, 1999 El Mirage October 10, 1999 El Mirage October 20-23, 1999 World Finals Wendover, UT November 13-14, 1999 El Mirage SOlJTIIERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (AU Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) LID. 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 Marcy Jackson 8307 Bauman Road Houston, TX 77022 (713) 694-0207/Fax: (713) 694-8335 TSO c/o Frog Specialties 4050 Spencer Street # I Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 370-9856 January 1-17 1999 21st Annual Dakar Rally VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702/Fax (916) 925-8217 July 10-11, 1999 Top Gun 300 Desert Race Fallon, NV September 4-6, 1999 Fernley Challenge Fernley, NV September 25-26, 1999 Short Course • Round 1 Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA • • October 9-10. 1999 Short Course : Round 2 Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA October 30-31, 1999 Short Course • Round 3 Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB Profo. Cenovio -Gamboa QI l-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.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 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 16251 North Cave Creek Road #4 Phoenix, AZ 85023-2976 (602) 971-3730 1999 Desert Tour Buggy & Truclc Series July 3, 1999 Surprise or Bye Surprise or Bye,AZ September 4, 1999 Snowflake Snowflake, AZ October 16, 1999 Surprise or Bye Surprise or Bye, AZ November 20, 1999 Apache Gold Globe, AZ December 11, 1999 -1999 Banquet TBA 1999 Desert Challenge Bikes & ATV Series July 4, 1999 Cinders or Surprise Cinders or Surprise, AZ September S, 1999 Snowflake Snowflake, AZ October 17, 1999 Sierra Vista/Surprise Sierra Vista/Surprise, AZ November 21, 1999 Apache Gold Globe, AZ December 11, 1999 1999 Banquet TBA WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414)426-0470/(414) 982-7306 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 1999' 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. Classified ... FOR SALE: Bronco Pre-Runner, new 351w, headers, built C-6 caged, disc brakes, 2wd I-Beam, 15" front, 20" rear travel, rear swing arms with coils, Heim jointed, Bilsteins w/resvrs, Art Carr, lqd filled Autometers, Hellas, Master-craft, stereo, A/C, all glass front, $25,000.00 neg. Allen (619) 473-8706. F e ' ut, F ,Fresh Wik der coated Pane y Lothringer, Race ea y with Spares, $35,000.00 John Bartolotti (909) 599-4508 office (800) 283-3 703 service. FOR SALE: 1998 MDR Class 7S Championship Toyota. '85 Xtra Cab. Only 6 races on this newly built 4x4. Best equipment. Not raced in '99. Race prep'd. Super reliable racetruck. Get ready for Baja/BID 2000. Win yourself a championship. Work assignment forces sale. $9,800.00 Call for more info. Burrows Motorsports (909) 422-1416. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Suspensions Unlimited, 4130 Chromoly, 25 gallon Fuel Cell, Heim shifter, two bodies, combos, Saco Center-line, Beard, rear suspension, just redone, 0 motor-$5,500.00 (626) 932-9957, (760) 948-0812. FOR SALE: 1998 MDR points champ. Best of the best, 300 miles of comp. Prep, FOX 2.5 w/posi-tion sensitive susp, Chromoly 1" longer arms, , Type II c.v.s w/ 300m 930 axles, thing stub axles, SAW spring plates, SAW 29mm 300, bars, New SAW torsion adj., new top 4;86, JG Trans, 12.l mo-tor, new heads, pistons, cyls, and FAT carb, Boost bottle, new Compu-fire, DIS IGN, UMP, Fuel Safe, Beards, J-Mar, VDO, Auto-meter, Susp. Chromoly beam, new Wright rack, Wright arms, & combos, New Chromoly tie rods & ends, Fox Big Shafts, Fox steer-ing stab. SAW leafs, new 5/8 adjs, some spares, tum key ready to defend points title. $10,500.00 obo, (562)690-4028,or(714)967-5098. 7s RANGER-EX SCOTT DOU-GLAS ROUGH RIDERS FORD RANGER, THIS TRUCK IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND IT SHOWS. VERY GOOD HISTORY AND WONDER-FUL RACE RECORD! SUM-MERS BROS. FRONT HUBS AND FLOATER REAR END, 4 WHEEL DISC BRAKES, CUS-TOM SHOCKS W/REMOTE RESERVOIRS, NATIONAL SPRINGS, C4 TRANS, WIN-TERS SHIFTER, TRIPLE COOLERS WITH ELECTRIC FANS, ALL STEEL BRAIDED PLUMBING, CLARK STEPPLER 2851CC 4 CYLIN-DER, CROWER STROKER CRANK, ESSLINGER HEAD, DUAL 48MM WEBERS, DUAL MSD IGNITION, 32 GALLON CELL, FIBERGLASS FRONT CLIF, ARE WHEELS/BFG BA-JAS, ETC. $14,500·BAJA BRO-KERS #715 (760)723-2117. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.BAJACONCEPTS.COM. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • .. Sell or swap yaur extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES . 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". NEW AND RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED . YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. CLASS 10 or CLASS l Bund-erson A-Arm car, Coilover and byp; shocks, No motor/trans, rear hubs, tires and wheels, CV's and axles, battery and tach, 30 gallon cell, front disc brakes and hubs, body, rack and pinion, lights, skid pan, inte-rior, nets, gauges, steering, etc. What a deal for a Class 10/1 A-Arm c_ar! Baja Brokers Ref #693 $8,400.00 (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/toilet, sink, range, re-frigerator, leather, storage and A/ C 35'x 8 1/2" working and stor-age 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 con-dition, $43,000 asking price or ·trade for exotic car. Call Fox Mo-torsports (915) 833-7902. KARMAN GHIA CLASS 5-2700cc Type 4, FAT/Weber 48 intake set-up, Bus Box by ITS, 4.57 R&P, Super cliff, Elephant gears, 30 gallon fuel cell, Wright Arms, Woods spindles, UMP p/s Suspen-sions Unlimited + l O" beam and 3 ":id rear arms, Bilstein shocks, SAW torsions, spring plates, axles, CNC disc brakes, Very clean! $15,000 Baja Bro-kers Ref #710 (760)723-2117, Check out our website at www FOR SALE: 1-6000, SPORTS-MAN SINGLE, S&K CHAS-SIS, FOX SHOCKS, FAT HEADS & CAM, BEAD LOCKS, BEARD SUPER SEAT, UMP POWER STEER-ING, SACO RACK & WRIGHT RACK, SPARE MO-TOR, LEGAL FOR CORR OR PACE, ST. LOUIS AREA • • • • • • • • • $6,500.00. CALL CHRIS AT : (314)677-8613 . • Enclosed is $ ____ (Send check or money order, no cash) Please run ad ___ times • FOR SALE: 1962 Mercedez Benz, • N Mail to: : "Unimog" For Sale, 30,000 orig : ame _____________________________ -:----DUSTYTIMES • km $10,000'..00 or trade for • Addr~ss _________________ Phone ___________ 20751 Marilla Street • "SCORE" ready 1600 or SCORE • C State Zip Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 • Lite. Call David Vieira (310) 288-: • ~ • i!y. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ■ ■ ■ • ■ • ■ ■ • • ■ • • • • ■ • • • • ■ • ■ • ■ ■ • ■ ■ • • • • • • • • ■: 2130. Fax (310) 859-0756. Page 54 July 1999 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Toyota V-6, single overhead cam, 3.5 liter 300+ h.p., Billet crank, Carillo rods, JE Pistons, Barnes Dry Sump, Extra parts, $9,000,00 oho Chuck (805)272-1458. FOR SALE: Class 10 or 12-2 seat, 250 miles on car, everything new, 1835 cc, built Bus Box, 930 c.v.s, CNC disk brakes, rear arms, wir-ing, Centerlines with BFG's, Bil-steins coilover front, Wright front end, UMP P.S., Pumper, some spares, nice clean car $11,000.00. (970) 565-1932. 199 5 Ranger race truck-Class 7S or 7 open, Only 300 miles on New Esslinger 4 cylinder, MSD ignition, Mogi C4 race trans, 44 gallon cell, 4WD front suspension w/o 4wd, very strong! Kuster 3" shocks and air bumps,. Wilwood brakes, FlameOut, $29,500.00 oho Ref #696 Baja Brokers (760) 723-211 7. Check out our website at FOR SALE: '93 Competitive 36' enclosed trailer used 10 times, · $14,500.00 OBO (800) 217-5610 Neal. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seat. Fresh, clean and fast. All the best and more!!. Ready to race and win. $5,400.00. Need more? (408) 356-5716 FOR SALE: Suspensions Un-limited 1-1600, 117" wheelbase, FAT motor, Mendeola trans. Fox shocks, Power steering, Wright Box and combos, Sway-A-Way 300m t-bars, Pumper, 930's, 2nd 98 Baja 500, 6th 98 Baja 1000. $8,500.00 oho Call Pat (714)427-1100 ext 102. l FOR SALE: 1998 Nissan Fron-tier C.O.R.R., Pro Lite-Class Champion best of everything, Serious inquiries only, Com-plete $35,000.00 or will break up. Call (412) 687-5093. FOR SALE: Class 9 2 seat Raceco. Fox Shocks by Lothringer, Yoko-hamas. Beard seats, Parker Pumper, PCI Radio with inter-com. Fresh motor and trans. 3 wins & many top 5s. Complete with spares and ready to race. $5,500.00. Call Bruce (909) 735-7617. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Shoei race air RF-800 helmet, PCI Wired, used 4 races, $375.00. Pyrotect driving suit (xxl) $125 .00 both like new. WANTED: Ranger SIB pickup bed 94 or newer (good condition) Will pay cash (909) 672-7671. GREAT 5-1600-1600 by Adam Wiks, SuperTrapp, Booster bottle, WR Racing, Type II CV's, 20 gallon cell, Lothringer beam, FodFab arms and spindles, Thing drums, Fox 2.0 Shox, Chromoly + l" arms, SAW 300m torsions, Beard, Deist, PCI race radio, Yokohama/Centerline $9,000.00 Baja Brokers Ref #714 (760)723-2117 check out our website at www; FOR SALE: Class 900, Single Seat, spare parts, .tires, pit boxes, radios, MDR Class win-ner Feb 99, Class & Point cham-pion 1995. $6,000.00. ALSO 1993 Honda l00RGood condi-tion $900.00 firm. ALSO 1978 Southwind Motor Home 28" self-contained, 440 eng. 4.0 Onan Generator, runs great, low mileage, $6,000.00. Con-tact Dennis or Lisa (760) 247-4653. FOR SALE: Class 5 no mo-tor, no trans, Fodrill Big Beam, Saco Rack, Fox, Coilover, Summers, Floaters, 300m Torshin, 3" Kuster by pass rear, Flame out, 30 gal cell, all the best, with spares, no expense spared, winner 98 Fireworks 250, car is dialed and very competitive. $18,000.00 oho (714) 527-4495 hm or (714) 903-3900. Mike. FOR SALE: 1998 Jimco Class 1 or 10 A-Arm, single seat roll-ing chassis. Brand new, never finished, Class 1 frame, Class 10 rear arms, Summers Bros. Out-board hubs, CNC front brakes, Fortin rack, Jimco shifter, Beard Seat, Fuel Cell & more, car is tabbed, my loss is your gain, $16,500.00. Call Jake at (619) 401-8632 or (619) 807-1636. FOR SALE: Class 10 or 12. Single Seat 120" Big Beam Mag-num Rack, Big Arms, Big Spindles, CNC Brakes, Fox Shox, Brand New Arms Spindles Brakes Coil Springs Wheels & Tires. Less engine and trans $10,000.00 Rich (714) 441-1212. FOR SALE: CLASS 7S RANGER BUILT BY CURT LeDUC; Very nice truck, 4wd with custom Borg-Warner transfer case hooked to a Borg-Warner T-5 manual transmission. Nothing but the beefiest! Gussetted I-Beam, radius arms, frame, steering box, everything! Kuster coilovers in the front and 3" Kusters on the back. National Springs, Full floater 9" rear end, 40 spline 300m axles, SAW rear anti-roll bar. V6 motor, Ported and polished heads, SVO ignition, 32 gal-lon fuel cell, lots of spares. $20,000.00. Baja Brokers Ref #666 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at b . I NEED A DRIVER Mechanically inclined, novice driver, trained as a paramedic, wishes to buy a ride in the next SCORE Baja 1000, or any other desert races, also interest in crewing with a team. Please send info including costs, TO: S. Stephan, PO Box 666, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. *FOR SALE* READY FOR THE VEGAS TO RENO Due to change of plans for '99: 1997 Trophy Truck champion race car as driven by Curt LeDuc. Completely rebuilt and ready to win In 19991 Only 200 miles on fresh motor and transmission. The biggest bargain In off road racing today. The best equipment throughout and easy to maintain. Fully sorted. This Is the most rellable Trophy Truck Available. Always runs In top three. Too many wins to 11st. 650 solid horsepower V-8 NASCAR Mopar equipped. Currently with Grand Cherokee body. Also have molds for Cherokee Sport. Legal to have dodge Ram, Dakota or Durango body, or strip It down to make a killer Truggy. Turn Key Price Only $55,000 Spares/maintenance package negotiable. Show up and drive at next event. Just bring suit and helmet to win a championship. Also available: Ex Walker Evans desert semi trailer. Completely refurbished. Generator, compressor, bathroom, full-length work benches, 2 car capacity, full awning and much, much, much morel $19,700 We are selllng to go International All-Terrain Rally Racing. Call Clive Skilton 800-909-JEEP or Curt Leduc 909-845-8820 or FAX 714-633-1724 July 1999 .. Pony Express ... Dear Editor, Just wanted to give thanks where it is due after the MOR Lucerne 300 race. We ran truck 789 and had the worst race day we have ever had! We had flats! Lots of them. In fact, we drove 14 miles on two flats to get to Pit C because the spare was already flat! -But thanks are in order! I have to say thanks to those who helped. Dave and Miles, my co-riders who pitched in with the maintenance. Dave worked his butt off to get the truck ready on time! Thanks to the guys from Indio Dune Buggy for pit help and radio communications. Thanks to Paul Duffy and all the MOR crew for the opportunity to enjoy (?) ourselves out in the desert. Thanks to my wife, Michele, for puttin' up with me! Last but not least ... Jim Tucker and the rest of the Checkers at Pit C! When we rolled in there on two flats, I know if it was possible, these guys would have carried us to the Start/Finish! As it was, they gave us food and drink and made us feel comfortable on a bad ciay! I am not a Checker, but have al-ways respected these guys and their efforts. Their actions just reinforced my belief that they are not just bad ass racers, but nice guys as well! I hope to return the favor someday! They are what this sport is all about. Thanks again! Sincerely, Martin Gill #789 Del Fuego Racing INDEX TO ADVERTISERS '°' Baker Performance Products .............. 30 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels ................................. 11 Best In The Desert ........................... 19, 331 Bilstein Corp. Of America ........................... 5 BORE ......................................................... 39 Cactus Racing ........................................... 43 Camburg Engineering ........................... 17 Sheryl Cannon .......................................... 9 Critical Operations ............................... 46 Don·A-Vee ............................................... 55 DuganBuilt Racing ................................ 42 Eibach Springs ...................................... 2B Fabtech Motorsports ............................... 7 FAT Performance .................................. 47 Fox Racing Shox ................................... 36 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ......................... 45 German Auto .......................................... 40 Hettinga Creations Racing .................. 34 Hypercoils .................................... : ......... 14 Kartek Off Road ............................... 15, 33 Kawaguchi Honda ................................. 21 King Shock Tech ................................... 38 McKenzie Performance Products .......... 7 Mickey Thompson Tires ....................... 22 Nevada Off Road Buggy ....................... 32 PCI Race Radios and Equipment ............ 2 Pike's Family Restaurant .................... 33 Premier Racing Products ..................... 16 Quality German Auto Parts ................. 23 Race Ready Products ............................ 37 Shoemaker Productions .......................... 4 SNORE ............................................... 25, 41 Sway-A-Way Corp ................................. 12 Toyota Motorsports ............................. 13 Toyota Motorsports .............. Back Cover Tri·Mil Industries .................................. 18 Valley Performance .............................. 42 VORRA ..................................................... 29 Yarnell Specialties ............................... 43 Page 55

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