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1999 Volume 16 Number 9 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 16 -Number 9 September 1999 Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Jim Culp Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Mike Jenkins Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTY TIIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited mate-rial will be retuwed only by request and with a self ad-dressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408, (818) 882-0004. Copyright by Hill-. side Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub· lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20751Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new ad-dress, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. · · snapshot of the Month ... ~ It was March, 1985, it was at the Pomona, California Fairgrounds, it was a Mickey Thompson race and two of the top contenders the brothers Arciero, Frank and Albert, were being interviewed on television. Both were top contenders in the desert al$o and they were a hard act to follow. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. 1n· This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Fireworks 250 by Judy Smith ......................................................... , .. 7 Acropolis Rally by Martin Holmes ............................... ; .. ····························· 16 VORRA Yerington 300 by Ron Miller ......................................................... 18 Finke Des.err Race by Darryl Smith ............................................................. 20 CORP Salada 200 by-Tony Tellier .................................. .. : ........................... 22 24 Hour Rally In Mexico by Paula Gibeault ............................................... 28 CORR at Joliet, Illinois ............................................................................... 32 VORRA Lovelock 250 by Forest Creasy : .................................................... 34 Brush Run 101 .............................................................................................. 38 DEPARTMENTS Happenings........................................................... ......................................... 5 Trail Notes ....................................................................................................... 6 California Rally Series ................................................................................... 40 Challenger Corner by Joel Mohr ................................................................... 40 Mag 7 Race Team by Stephen Stenberg ....................................................... 41 Pony Express .................................................................................................. 42 Good Stuff Directory ..................................................................................... 44 Classified Ads ....................................................................... : ........................ 50 Index To Advertisers ..................................... ~ .. --: ... :: ................... : ................... 51 On The Cover At the SCORE Fireworks, Danny Anderson flew across the rough desert in his Jimco, taking the Class 10 win with 24 minutes in hand and rising to second spot in the points race to date. Trackside Photo by Jim Ober Dan Martin takes to the air in his Chenowth as he heads for a great win in Class 1600 at the SCORE Fireworks. He had three flats and tossed the car on it's side, but he still got the gold medal. Trackside Photo by Darrald Bennett Visit Our.Website c5ubscribe :Joday lo DUSTY .TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year □ .2 years □ 3 years -$25.00 -$40.00 -$55.00 (no credit cards please) Take advantage of your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (See form in Classified section) Name ------'-----------------Address --------------------City ---=------------------State Zip ---------------------Primary Interest-Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check ot money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US ■ subscription rates upon request Dusty Times September 1999 Page3

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1999 Happenings .... Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3 I 78 Fax: (714) 367-1608 Short Course Racing 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 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jose de! Caho Baja California de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Class 10 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P LT7 (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 8912l (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 E-Mail: September 30-October 3, 1999 Vegas To Reno December 3-5, 1999 Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, NV BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES Les Wolfe, NEW President 1727 N. Main Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 776-4654 September 18 1999 Boneville Chailenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK- I HO (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 @ October 1-2,-1999 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ JeffHendricks (520) 778-7312 October 17, 1999 Nevada Rally Cross • Jean, NV 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) 7 36-144 2 Rally Cross/Sprint/Hill Climb September 18, 1999 Windy Point Hill Climb Laughlin, NY Roger Allison (909) 736-1442 CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 Maywood, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605 ) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, YT 05743 (802) 265-8618 Dusty Times CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County 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) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (011 52 61746834) Ram6n Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Yahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H . P.O Box 8286 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cachanillas Off Road Promotions · P.O Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 01152 (65) 66-6080 Fax October 8-10, 1999 Fiesta de! Sol, Mexicali, BC, MX December 3-5, 1999 Carrera de Campeones Mexicali to San Felipe BC, Mex CORR Championship Off Road Racing Carla Reid (317) 272-2827/FAX: (317) 272-2900 CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORYA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Yan Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 ELLIS DESERT RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS (760) 256-8059 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 (ir' Wi.nner's Ci·rcle Jeff Lewis Stays Perfect For '99, Takes Fireworks 250 Class 7 Win Jeff Lewis kept his perfect record intact in the 1999 Laughlin SCORE Desert Series by winning Class 7 at the Fireworks 250 event run near Barstow, CA in mid-July. class. Lewis then proceeded to pass all of his class competitors and brought home the "Little Mac" truck by a win margin of over four hours. Driving the Team MacPherson Chevrolet S-10 pickup equipped with Bilstein shocks, Lewis drew the first starting position in class but a flat tire after two miles of racing put him last in It was the fourth straight victory in the MacPherson Chevy truck this season for Lewis who now holds a 69-point lead in class with two races remaining on the schedule. Team Mac-Pherson trucks run exclusively on Bilsteins. Other SCORE Fireworks 250 Class Winners on Bilsteins ... • Class 7S --Jared Hardin, GMC Sonoma Pickup • Protruck Class --Larry Plank, Ford F-150 Pickup • Sportsman Class --Doug MacArthur, Chenowth vw For all the details contact the Off-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 @> KRUPP BILSTEIN OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road• San.Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 858/453-7723 • September 1999 Pages

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I (909) 280-9096 Contact: BBM Marketing Prorrwtions P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 91760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 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 DawgTeam 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. September 25, 1999 I-80 Race Track (I-80 Race Track is located 20 minutes west of Omaha ■ AU races are short course, stadium style. Classes: Trophy, 11-1600, 5, 7S, 1 and QWids) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All 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 YZG5L2 Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 LI.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta (408) 247-4402 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, Ml 48813 (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 4883 7 (51 7) 62 7-6200 Ueeps, 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 August 27-28, 1999 Ojibwe Forests Minnesota October 1-2, 1999 Prescott Forests Arizona October 22-23, 1999 Lake Su erior Page& Michigan MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Dean Conklin (21 7) 868-2154 Walt Flack (217) 987-6568 Brad Key (217) 446-4556 StephSabo (618) 327-9312 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.0.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: 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 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 -Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK · ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorspons Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (6ll) 437-2459 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 AU races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take l-lO Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel (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) August 28-29,1999 Cedar Springs September 11-12, 1999 Gopher Dunes (Tentative) PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 630-556-6100 Vancouer, BC, Can PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. 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 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 September 24-26, 1999 30th Gold Coast SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NY November 12-14, 1999 The Reserve 250 Henderson, NY SONS OF THUNDER 4WHEELERS Race Division Keith Stewart (714) 522-1899 SODA Short Course Off Road Drivers Association Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 453-SODA SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 SOUTH EAST OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. President - Geoff Lee Trail Notes ... AR YOUR HELMET -Scott Coutts, former Husqvama Team rider nd winner of the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 in 1977 and 1979 was seriously njured May 31 while showing a neighbor boy on an MXB how to get some air. Scott didn't have a helmet on and took a bad fall, severe facial fractures, a concussion, broken collarbone, two broken ribs and a punctured lung He was in ICU for 18 days and in the hospital for 38 days. Scott is now recovering at his parent's home in Malibu. We all wish him a speedy and complete recovery. S FROM MACPHERSON - During the Baja 500, one of the erson support trucks, while traveling from one pit to another, caught in spite of immediate assistance, the fire was too great and the truck and it's contents were destroyed. The Mac Pherson T earn would like to thank all those who stopped to lend their support. OFF ROAD FOR HOPE -There was tremendous attendance at the first Off Road For Hope event, held this past February, benefiting The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA officials have announced that the second event will be held February 4-6, 2000 at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area. The first event attracted more than 200 vehicles, over 500 participants and more than$ I 8,000 was raised for the MDA. This next event will contain many more activities and trail runs than last years and will be three days in length rather than the original one day. The event is open to all off highway vehicles and there will be runs for the novice as well as the experienced off road person. There will also be events for dirt bike riders and a very unusual and interesting buggy-bike roundup for buggy, · bike and A TY enthusiasts. Off Road Hope II is being hosted by the California Associat10n of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, the San Diego Off Road Coalition, 1100 West Main Street D-3· Franklin, TN 37064 Classis 1/2-1600, 5-1600,, Class 9, SODA Class 11 & Sportsman (All Races at Rally Hill Speedway) -..flai.e-Califomia...Qff..R-0ad-\Lehicl seE:ia-tien (CQRV-A} nd--the-Los Pretos 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: September 12, 1999 El Mirage October 10, 1999 El Mirage October 20-23, 1999 World Finals Wendover, UT November 13-14, 1999 El Mira0e SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011)788-5138 Fax (011 ) 880-2170 SWORDS South West Off Road Racing Desert Series 4209 So. CR 1300 Odessa, TX 79765 Mike Parker (915) 337-3437/(615) 595-8237 (All races held at Notrees, TX 25 miles west of Odessa. TX) TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 T.O.R.R.O Texas Off Road Racing Organization Marty Jackson 8307 Bauman Road Houston, TX 77022 (713) 694-0207/Fax: (713) 694-8335 TSO c/o Frog Specialties 4050 Spencer Street # 1 Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 3 70-9856 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702/Fax (916) 925-8217 September 4-6, 1999 Fernley Challenge Fernley, NV September 25-26, 1999 Short Course - Round 1 Prairie City SYRA, Sacramento, CA October 9-10. 1999 Short Course - Round 2 Prairie City SYRA, Sacramento,. CA Continued on page 49 September 1999 Desert Club. Entry fees for two seat vehicles is $25, $12 for single seat vehicles. There will be prizes awarded for those entrants collecting $ 100 or more in sponsorship fees. For more information please contact MDA at .8_58-492-9792. Let's hope they have a very successful event next year. MAINE FOREST PRORALLY - It was the sixth event of the year and it was the sixth different winner, this time it was former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist taking home the gold medal. Stig performed in a Ford Escort Cosworth, led the entire rally and was never headed, in spite of some pretty strong challenges from several national champions. Stig's run was made a bit easier when seven time champion Paul Choiniere and current national champion Pavid Summerbell were out of the running due to illness and mechamcal problems respectively, before the green flag was thrown! Canadian champions Frank and Dan Sprong! ran their Audi Quattro S2 and finished a very strong second Overall Burbank's own, Bill Malik literally flew his Volvo 240 through the rally to finish a remarkable sixth Overall first in Group 2, a great finish while Gerald Sweet and Stuart Spark took their SAAB 99 to the second spot. Some of the other Class leaders were: Henry and Cindy Krolikowski, they took the Group 5 win in their Dodge Shadow. Mike Hurst and Rob Bohn were second in their Mazda RX-7. Greg Healey and John McCleod took the POT win in their Subaru Impreza, Chris Czyzio and Eric Carlson were second POT in their Mitsubishi Eclipse. Evan Moen and Tom Young took the Production wm m their Plymouth Neon, not too far ahead of Peter Malaszuk and Darek Szerejko iri their Daewoo Nubira. There were 71 entrants and a good 44 managed co fimsh the rally. The next ProRally on the schedule is the Qjibwe Forests ProRally,.starting near Bemidji, Minnesota on August 27-28, 1999. It too should be a good one! MR CALIFORNIA 200 -Boy, what a day for contingency and what a night for racing. It couldn't have hit 90 degrees in the Tanger Outlet Mall arking lot on Saturday afternoon and at night, when the race was held it got almost chilly. Here are some of the class winners, the entire story will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. Mike Grabowski took the Class I honors by nine minutes and Gerald Erstadt was the big Class 5 winner. Marc Deshane won 5-1600 by Just over four minutes and Craig Turner took Class 700 by over an hour. Stacy Fay won Class 725 with an eight minute margin, Jim Pacelli won Class 8, Mike Ismail took Class 850 and Joel Mohr took Class 9 by less than three minutes. Mark Fodor was the big Class 10 winner, winning by just over two mmutes. Daniel Fresh was the Class 1200 winner, although just by 35 seconds, Greg Crew won Class 1300 by 17 minutes and Jimmy Messick was a convincing winner in 1600 with a nine minute margin in the 15 car class. See the next issue of Dusty Times for the complete story. F:AL FLAG -Bill Robertson, the man who opened the Baja Peninsula, passed ay, at home on the ~th of August after a long hard struggle with cancer. Bill ode the first timed Tijuana to l.aPaz run in 1962, teamed with Dave Ekins. They made the run on two Honda 250 Scramblers in 36 hours on completely unsigned dirt roads and trails. "Mister Bill" was the patriarch of the family that first imported Hondas into the US of A. He was the head of Honda of Hollywood and Honda of North Hollywood which now also offers Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, SeaDoo and BMW. Bill was close to his family and will be sorely missed by wife Pat, sons Don and Bill. Bill has taken his final ride and we all wish him God Speed! BITD VEGAS TO RENO - we just heard over the transom that one of the massive Tatra racing trucks will be competing in the Vegas To Reno race later this year. It should be interesting to see one of these mothers in action after reading all about them on the Dakar Rallies and seeing how they fare on the sometimes narrow and tight turning courses. We'll see! BffiTHDAY -we don't want to set a precedent here but we did want to wish a certain lovely young lady·a very happy birthday. Kelly Steinberger, one of our favorite people, have the happiest of days and many more to come. Be happy, and above all be healthy. Dusty Times

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SCORE FIREWORKS 250 Herbst Makes It Three In AROW By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Larry McCallum and his 19 year old son, Shawn, teamed for the first time, and took the Class 5 win by just under two minutes. ' 1:03:20, and put himself into couldn't get the first lap com-the lead. Lonny Helmbolt was pleted, nor did Rod Thomas, second in his Dodge and Ed and who endoed at the Wild Wash Tim Herbst ran third, five and pit area and tore the back end a half minutes back after hav-out of his truck. Driver and ing three flats on that first lap. rider were all right, but the They were not alone. truck was done. Ashley developed steering At one point the Herbst problems on the next lap and truck had a flat in a very soft couldn't maintain his pace. The area, and in&~ead 9f lifting the Herbst brothers, continu·e to truck, the jack sank into the have flats, moved up into the sand. A cadre of about 10 spec-lead; with a time three minutes tators helped out by holding the slower than their first lap, truck up while the race team thanks to the traffic. Helmbolt made the tire change. While was still second, a bit over three this was going on, their brother .Troy Herbst, shown here flying low in his Smithbuilt Ford, took the overall win for the third time at SCORE's Fireworks 250. minutes back, with Mark Post, zipped past in his Class 1 truck . Ford, in third, another five min-They had no other problems, utes down. He later succumbed however, and moved along to tranny problems. Kreg Don-steadily, going a little faster on ahoe, still borrowing trucks the last two laps as traffic while he tries to get his own new thinned. They took the win in one finished, had his Steve the time of 4:32, averaging 52 Krieger owned Chevrolet (la-miles per 'hour on the rough be led as a Dodge) in fourth course. Donahoe was second, an place, with Ashley now in fifth hour and ten minutes later, fol-and 35 minutes off the iead iowed in by Ashiey and Dan pace. Larry Roeseler was still Smith, who had struggled all technically racing in the Chev-day with problems, in third, an-rolet, but was having fuel pump other 40 minutes back. None of problems of major proportions, the others finished. Troy Herbst drove his Ford powered Class 1 Truggy to the overall victory at the SCORE Fireworks 250 in Barstow, mak-ing it his third straight overall at this event. A total of 151 racers took the green flag for the four lap race, out into the dusty desert starting at 6:00 a.m. The 59 mile loop was an old familiar route to SCORE racers; and this year, for the first time in several years, the weather didn't get up into triple digits, but hovered in the mid 90s, with at least some breeze much of the day. Most of the classes were required to run four laps, for a total of 236 miles, but Classes 3, 11, Stock Mini, Stock Full, Sportsman Buggy and Sportsman Truck all ran only three laps for a total of 177 miles. Everyone had a 10 hour time limit. About a week before the race there'd been some serious thun-der showers in the area, and a lot of loose dirt had been washed away, exposing some very aggressive rocks. Hat tires became the theme of the day. Rob Reinertson had a problem with a spring, but still managed to bring his Ford home in first in the Stock Mini Class. Ed and Tim Herbst took the Trophy Truck win in their Ford, battling flat tires, which were the big problem of the race. ---~~-------------------- ·---·------Dusty Times Heavy dust was also a problem, pardcularly on the first lap, though as traffic thinned and the breeze picked up it became less of a hazard. The Trophy Trucks were first to start, and first to get in trouble, with Lance Rhinehart roiiing over at about Mile 2, and effectively ending his race very early. But Dave Ashley, who was first off the line in his Ford truck, and thus had a dust free lap, hummed around the course with his fine sounding motor, to record the fast lap of the_ day at and ultimately did only one very In Class 1, the first lap leader long lap. Todd Gatrell, who very was Troy Herbst, with a minute nearly missed his start time, and 46 seconds on Lee Patten in a V 4 powered Jimco. In third, another minute and a half back it was Darnen Jefferies in an-other Jimco., followed by Mark W eyhrich in his Chenowth and then Doug Fortin, in a Jimco powered by·a V4 motor. Fortin was just over four minutes back, having started 22nd, so he was really moving whenever he got clean air. Herbst, who said the dust was terrible on that first lap, held his lead through the second lap. Like his brothers, he was hav-ing a lot of flat tires. At one point he had two at once, and another was the result of a wheel broken on a bigger than Brian Collins and Dale White brought their Chevrolet back to the finish first in Class usual rock. He later said that 8, fifth in the overall standings. he'd factored in time for eight flats when working out his strat-egy for this race. Fortin moved up to second place, as Patten made repairs to two left side flats after being run over by a bigger vehicle, which also left tire marks on his side panel. The incident cost Patten an unhappy half hour. Jefferies was now third, close behind Fortin, while Darren Ebberts, in Josh Waddell's Honda powered Chenowth was up to fourth. Ryan Arciero was fifth in Bob Gordon's Toyota Chenowth, and about 11 minutes off the lead time. The breeze was a little stiffer now, and traffic thinner, so GaryHaugleyand Doug MacArthur lost some gears, but still came home first in the· times got a little better for many Sportsman Buggy class. ____ _______________ Continued on page 8 September 1999 Page 7

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Jim Dizney and L.J. Kennedy teamed in a Jimco to take second in the Daman Jefferies ran "flat out" all day in his Jimco, but just couldn't Ty Davis, most often found on a desert motorcycle, drove his Chenowth . 1600 class, despite a Jack of f?rakes. catch the Truggy. finisfJed third overall, second in Class to a fourth place in the SCORE: Lite class. Josh Waddell and Darren Ebberts teamed in their Honda powered Barry Karakas had a very long day with his Toyota, but ultimately The Halopoff & Letner SCORE Lite car tangled with Frank Omboli's Chenowth Millennium to finish seventh overall, fourth in Class 1. ~fin~,_·sh_e~d~s_e~c_o_nd~in_C_l_a_ss_l_. ~~-~~~--~~-~-Class 10 - still went on to finish fifth in class. Omboli was a DNF. drivers. Herbst stayed very have problems with his fuel "I was scared the whole time I his Aceco;cfnven by his crew had put something in the bottle steady, his slowest lap only 2:29 pump. Arciero had moved up to was out there." He let Ron chief Jack Whirlow, who'd that wasn't water. It turned out slower than his quickest. By the fourth, and Waddell, after a Brant drive the last lap, as never raced and hadn't pre-run, to be Castrol Super Clean, and end of the third lap he had th~ee driver change, w·as in fifth Brant's car had broken early. kept coming by. It seems that in Hovey was scared. He called the and a half minutes on Fortin, place. Charley Townsley was having the wee small hours of the Poison Control people and they who was also running a very Jeff Qujnn had his new car an eventful morning, his Hon-morning Chuck had come partly told him that they didn't think steady pace, as. was Jefferies, running for this event. The da powered Chenowth having awake feeling thirsty. He spot-it would be fatal, but he should right behind him. Jefferies said Type IV powered Jimco ran been crumpled and the roof tom ted a bottle of spring water drink a lot of water and try to he ran "flat out" all day, but his close to the front pack, but off in his first ever rollover. And (from one of his sponsors) vomit. Chuck still felt awful as c~r_,iu~ wasn't "f~st enough", Quinn found he'd set the sus- C~u.~k Hovey ,w_as sitting on the ~ear~y,_and_took t_hre:-big swal- . race time drew near, and de-Pages Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 West Tropicana & Arville 800-675-3267 September 1999 West Flamingo & Valley View 888~402-6278 Dust.y Times

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Darren Skilton moves over for the Herbsts here, then went on to take Jeff Quinn and Ron Brant fought new-car bugs, but got a sixth place Cory Susag and Doug Siewert had one long lap, but put together a the Class 3 win in his Kia Sporta e. <_:i_lass 1 finish in Quinn's new Type IV powered Jimco. second place effort in Class 7S in their Toyota anyway. After some hard and close dueling in Class 5, George Seeley emerged Brady Helm dropped tosixth place after a last lap flat on his Lothringer, Daniel Fresh says he's had no flats for six or seven races, and took third in Class 5-1600 on the same set of tires. in second place, just under two minutes back. but had a good day of racing otherwise. Whirlow got the job. They were er decided to play it conserva- Baja 500. They had a long lap having only a so-so day, break- tively and confidently waited thanks to a broken heim end, ing an A-arm on the second lap, for Plank to overdrive his truck but held on to third place. but at least Chuck wasn't in the at the pace he'd set, and break Plank never faltered. He said hospital. something. he ran the last lap in "pre-run" Herbst blasted to the finish In third it was Mike mode because he was worried with his quickest time, and the Hardaway in another Ford, only that his recent streak of bad fast lap for the class, at 1 :03 :3 7, 3 7 seconds back. Rick Johnson, luck might bite him again, but to take the win. Jefferies moved Ford, and Steve Scaroni., also when the time sheets were up to second place, finishing 15 Ford, had both had problems. printed they showed he was only minutes later, just 18 seconds in The Rick Johnson teain, with 22 seconds slower than his front of Fortin who'd been in Rick L. Johnson driving the · quickest time - some pre-run and out of his ~ar a couple of truck for the first time, had bro- mode! He took the win, finish-times, fighting with his fuel ken a pitman arm and didn't ing 19 minutes up on second pump. Waddell and Ebberts have a spare on board. Scaroni place Steinberger, whose con-were fourth, another 26 minutes also broke a pitman arm and an servative strategy failed him this back, while Arciero, who'd bro-Slink which cost him about 50 time, and 10th in the overall ken a lower A-arm at the end minutes. standings. Hardaway and Heger of third lap, and had stopped for Plank maintained his furious were third, with the Johnsons some fancy welding, was fifth, pace, and Steinberger, confi-fourth, and Scaroni in fifth another five minutes back. For dent Larry would break and also place a couple of hours later af-those who keep track of these conscious that he hadn't ter a very long last lap thanks things: while Herbst had so prepped his own truck after a to no power steering. many flats he was almost reluc-race just a couple weeks previ-The Class 10 cars went off tant to say how many there'd ous to this one, continued to the line next, fielding 18 start-been, Jefferies, Fortin, Waddell run a more conservative pace. ers. Ben Schlimme had his A-& Ebberts and Arciero all re-He was still second, now seven armed Jimco out in front at the ported none at all. Q uinn and minutes back. Hardaway was end of the first lap, with a lead Brant were sixth and Quinn third, followed by the Johnsons of just 14 seconds on Danny went back to the drawing board, and Scaroni. Anderson in another Jimco. while Patten and Wilson, who'd On Lap J Plank ticked off the Schlimme had already had two had such a good first lap, fin- fast lap for the class at 1: 15: 12 flats while Anderson had one. ished seventh. Hovey, who felt and his,lead grew to 13 minutes. In third it was Miguel Tomei, well enough to drive the last lap • Steinbergt>r's tired motor was and Craig Dillon was fourth, (he looked a bit peaked and not pulling high -gear, but he seven seconds later, in his Loth-green at the finish) and kept moving at a steady pace. ringer. Jim Price was another 12 Whirlow were 12th, the last Hardaway put his co-driver, Joe seconds back. Everybody in the Class 1 car to finish. Heger, in to finish the race. was still running, in con-In Class 8 only two of the Heger had one hand in a cast, a trast to Class 1 in which six cars three entries actually made it to leftover from a rollover in the had terminal damage on lap the start line, and of the two, the team of Brian Collins and Dale White led all the way in their Chevrolet. Behind them Fred Nelson had a couple of troubled laps in his Ford and then didn't come around any more. Collins and White, with only two flat tires to disturb their good day, finished fifth in the overall standings. one. But Lap 2 wasn't as kind. Tomei didn't make it around, and neither did Schlimme, who spun the splines out of his c. v. center, destroying both the c. v. and the axle. He was out for the day. Anderson went into the lead, now with six minutes on Dillon, who had just over a minute on Price. In fourth it was Rick Eiiison ·and john Penner in their Chenowth, followed by Chris Harrold, who'd just re-corded the fast lap for the class, at 1: 12:4 7, in his Honda pow-ered Jimco. Anderson was happy with the way his car worked and the way the motor ran, as he stayed firmly in front, having no prob-lems at all. He had seven min-utes on Dillon by the end of the third lap. But that was Dillon's last lap, as he broke an axle on his final loop. Now Ellison and Penner were in third, and Penner, who'd started, was still in the driver's seat, his day go-ing so well the team was rduc-ta n t to tale the t·ime for a driver's change. Now Andrew Lindquist· and Shane Brown, who'd had four flats on the first lap, were up to fourth in their Jimco. Don Kenniston and Whit Courtenay were now fifth Continued on page 10 Bob Wright drove his star-spangled 5-1600 car to victory with no problems worse thah a little miss on the last lap. Next to take the green flag were the Protrucks, and Larry Plank ran a remarkable first lap in his Ford. He had a flat tire and a blown bump stop, both of which he repaired, and at the end of the lap he still had a three and a half minute lead on his old partner, Scott Steinberg-er, in another Ford. Ste-inberg-Kreg Donahoe borrowed another truck,. and took second place in the Trophy Truck He had three flat tires and lost his air cleaner, but Dan Martin still took the Class division. · _______ ____ 1600 win by two minutes and 13 seconds. Dusty Times September 1999 Page9

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Vic Brµ~~fTl~n_n _and Jason Hatz paired Lf P in their Chenowth to take Whit Courtenay and Don Kenniston had some good close racing on 11' spite of at least one driver error, the team of John Penner and Rick fourth in the 1600 race. Note the rocks in foreground. the last lap, finished just barely a minute back in fifth. Ellison, Chenowth, took second in Class 10. Looking good here, Dan Worley and Stan Potter broke a front trailing Doug Fortin ran a close race all day in his V4 Jimco, lost second by 18 They lost some time with four flats on the first lap, but Jerry Penhall and George Erl came back strong to finish third in SCORE Lites. into the lead, with just 48 sec-On the second lap McCallum onds on Larry McCallum, in his held his lead, and now it was Jimco. (Incidentally, we errone-Cua in second, by about four ously .reported that this car used minutes, while McCluskey lost to belong to the Kalicki/James 12 minutes or so with some Class 5 champions of a few years problem. Seeley moved into ago. We were in error. It was, third, another four minutes in fact, built for a· Mexican na-back from Cua, and enjoying a tional who raced only once or very competitive back and forth twice and then sold it to the race. · arm on the last lap, still finished second SCORE Lite. seconds, with fuel pump trouble on lap four. in their Jimco_ Kenniston is gen-with Courtenay and Kenniston At the end of the second lap erally the crew chief for the in fifth. Holmes had four minutes on team, but was given the chance The SCORE Lite cars were Potter, while Greenway had to drive as a "sort of reward" for next to start, also with 18 en-moved up to third. But his mo-doing such a good job all year, tries. A truly fierce first lap ef-tor was sounding decidedly odd. according to Courtenay. fort put John Holmes out in Fodor was foµrth, followed by Anderson had another flat front in his Dunrite, and this 15 year old Harley Letner in a on his last lap, and it cost him was extra significant because Chenowth, in fifth and only about five minutes, but no one he'd blown his race motor on nine minutes behind the leader. was near enough to catch him, Friday and was running with a He'd blown reverse gear and was with Dillon out. He took the borrowed 1776cc job (usually having some shift linkage prob-win with a cushion of 24 min-his two seater is pushed by an !ems every now and then. utes. Ellison got in for the last 183 Sec power plant). He had Greenway's motor got dra-few miles, to give himself and less than a minute on Stan Pot-matically worse, and he back-Penner second place, with ter in a Jimco. In third it was tracked to his main pit, only to Brown and Lindquist, who'd Tom Jandt, Jr., in another decide it was gone and he was had yet another flat, finishing Jimco, followed by Mark Fodor out. Holmes put Dave Callaway third. Mark Hutchins moved up in a Chenowth. Fifth was held into the car, and they co.ntin-to finish fourth in his Jimco, by Jim Greenway in a Mirage. ued to lead, now with Dan · Worley, who took over for Pot-Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available Page 10 Barbary Coast Class 2 Two Seater $45,000 Ca Dave or 702-247-1266 702-873-1962· 3636 Me&d Avenue or Las Vegas, RV 89102 702-247-1266 702-873-1962 ter, in second place. They were having intermittent power steering problems. In third it was now Fodor while Letner had put his cousin, Kory Halapoff, 16, behind the wheel, and they were fourth. George Erl was running fifth in Jerry Penhall's Penhall. They'd had a long firs t lap with· four flats. Callaway and Holmes had an uneventful last lap, and took the win, finishing 12 minutes up on Worley who came in with his front and collapsed on the left side. Not only had he been with-out power steering since about Mile 15, but eight miles from the finish the lower trailing arm broke, the wheel splayed out and the shock mount dug a fur-row all the way to the finish. They lost about nine minutes, but held on to second place. Erl and Penhall were third, 12 min-utes later, followed in by desert bike ace Ty Davis, who soloed the race. He said his set up "needs to be a little bit better", and reported just one fla·t tire. When asked about the differ-ence he found between racing on a bike and in a buggy he said it's a "totally different world. You sit so low it's hard ·to see how deep the ditches are!" In fifth place it was Letner and Halapoff, glad their trans had stayed together to the end. Tne Class 5 cars took off next, and Phil McCluskey went September 1999 Dondel brothers, who won the McCallum was feeling sick, championship with it last year. and he slowed dramatica'fly, The Dondels then traded this. though he stayed in front because car for McCallum's Lothringer everyone else had something go Class 1 car. Sorry for my confu-wrong. His lead was about five sion.) David Cua was third be- and a half minutes on Seeley, who hind McCallum, by six minutes, lost a front shock bolt and tore and George Seeley was 18 sec- things up a bit. He had to stop for ands behind him. Continued on page 13 Brothers Eric and Jared Hardin shared the driving in their GMC Sonoma to take the Class 7S win, their first SCORE victory. Tom Dittfield and Darryl Cook took second place in Class 5-1600, a sticky throttle slowing them some .on the last lap. _ _____ . ______ . Dusty Times

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Jeff Lewis had three flats, but otherwise no problems, fi[lished 15th overall in his Class 7 Chevrolet. Scott Steinberger ran a steady pace all day in his Ford Protruck, to take second place. Marc Stein and Mike Mccomas had bad front shocks, but finished second in their Ford in the Stock Full class. repairs, 6ecause the car was han-dling so badly. Cua tore up a rear brake and had to have repairs also, losing about 10 minutes, so he stayed in third place, with Mc-Cluskey, who also had problems, still in fourth. The only other car, Tom Brown's, had completed only one lap and was never seen again. McCall um was so ill at the end of Lap 3 that he turned the wheel over to his 19 year old son, Shawn, who'd been riding with him. Shawn had never driven in a race before (although it was quite obvious tliat he'd done a fair amount of off road driving some-where). As Shawn tried to pre-serve the family honor, Seeley got his second wind, and he was busy recording the fast lap for the class. They finished neck and neck. But the McCallums took the win, beating Seeley by just a minute and 35 seconds. Seeley's fast lap time was 1: 17 :34. Cua came in only two and a half minutes later, while McCluskey was fourth, about 35 minutes later. Seeley said it had been the "best Class 5 racing in four years." Class 1/2-1600 took the green flag next. 24 entries strong, and they were the first group to be started at 15 second increments. Up until then, everyone had gone off with 30 seconds between cars. This group had a major dust cloud to contend with on their first lap. L.J. Kennedy had Jim Dizney's pristine looking Jimco in the lead at the end of the day, with the fast lap for the class at 1: 19: 1 7. He was two and a half minutes up on Vic Bruckmann and Jason Hatz in their Chenowth, and they had less than a minute on Kenny Freeman in his well used Bunderson. In fourth it was Dan Martin in an-other Chenowth, and then Bekki Freeman, in her Jimco and Mitch Griffin, Lothringer, were tied for sixth, ·another 24 seconds back. Surprisingly, three good teams: Dale Ebberts, Mike Duenas and Gary Bates, were already out of the running. Kennedy stayed in front through Lap 2, now four minutes up on Bruckmann and Hatz. In third, Martin was a bit over a minute back, followed by Bekki Freeman who'd moved into fourth as her brother lost 16 minutes with some difficulty. Griffin was fifth, three minutes later. Dizney took over from Ken-nedy and discovered that the brakes were rapidly going away. They dropped to second and Mar-tin moved into the lead. Bruck-mann and Hatz were now third, and Freeman held fourth, just under three minutes back. The course was getting rougher, and she was tiring. Griffin dropped back with a longish lap, and Lor-enzo Rodriguez moved his Loth-ringer up to fifth place. Unfortu-Dusty Times nately, he didn't manage to fin- friend was close by to help right ish the crucial last lap. it quickly), and lost his air cleaner Martin had had anything but on the last lap. None of it mat-a smooth day. He had three flats, tered, and he took the win, just two of them at once, _had tipped two minutes and 13 seconds up the car over on its side (luckily a on Dizney and Kennedy, who'd had no brakes for the last lap. Freeman was third, a minute and 20 seconds later, saying she'd been tired, and "made some mis-takes." In fourth it was Bruck-mann and Hatz, only 14 seconds behind her, and followed in by Griffin, in fifth. The Class 7 trucks were next to go, and Rick Taylor put his Ford Ranger into the lead by the · Continued on page 14 Ul BILSTEIN•FOX SHOX•SWAY-A·W/\Y•K¥8•HOWE•CNC•JAMAR•ENGLE•BUGPACK•PROTHANE•SCAT• $ ~ o m I KARTEK ... 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Tim Casey brought his Toyota 4Runner to the finish line in second John Kearney blew a fuse, but had no other mechanical problems on Veterans Bil,. Rodriguez and Jesus Luna, who claim 100 years of life place in the Stock Mini class. the way to second place in Class 3 in his Isuzu Amigo. experience, took second in Class 9 in their Jimco. Mitch Griffin and Stacy Porter put their plain_-wrap Lothringer into fifth Shane Brown and Andrew Lindquist teamed in their M&T chassis, place in Class 112-1600 with a steady drive. had five flats, four on lap one, but took third in Class 10. Bekki Freeman soloed her Jimco to a very close third pl[lce finish in the 1/2-1600 standings. end of the first lap, with about have any flat tires, motored se- nal lap for the class, and moved four and a half minutes on Jeff renely to the finish line to take up to finish third. Rubio, appar-Lewis in his Chevy. Lewis had had their first SCORE win. Susag and ently having new car woes, was three flats. Barry Karakas ran Siewert, had a long last lap but fourth and Griffin and his Hum-third, already a half hour off the finished second by the skin of mer were fifth, but didn't stop to pace in his Toyota. their teeth, Landfield and Turley say how their day went. Lewis recorded the fast fap for having closed up to within 10 sec-The Stock Mini ·trucks were the class on the second lap, at onds. Bill Markel and Scott also three tappers, and RobRein-1:18:47, and moved into the lead, Turner had a very long day in ertson had his Ford in front, with with Taylor a minute and 23 sec- their Toyota, but got to the fin-the fast lap for the class, at · onds back. Karakas had over a ish line in fourth place, not quite 1:51:56. Tim Casey ran second in half f10ur o( down time and fell the last vehicle to finish. Lots of his Toyota 4Runner, and Gavin further. back, but kept moving determination there. and/or Clive Skilton, a late entry along. 'Craig Turner, who'd been The Stock Full class ran only in an unknown vehicle, didn't get racing his old 7S Ford in this class three laps, and on the first it was even their first lap completed. as he builds his new truck, was un- Steve Olliges in front in Robert Casey had his Toyota in the characteristically out of the race Hayley's Ford, recording the class lead at the end of the second lap, on Lap_ 1. fast time, at 1:48:49. He had nine about 10 minutes up on Reinert-Lewis was fully in charge at the minutes on Marc Stein and Mike son who was scrambling to fix a end of Lap 3, as both Karakas and McComas in their Ford, and they big problem. The clip that held a Taylor had extensive down time. were 16 minutes up on Tracey spring on had broken, and the He went on to take the win, with Rubio, more familiarly seen in a spring had fallen out. They had over four hours on Karakas, who little truck, here in a Ford F-150. to stop and go back to retrieve it, finished second. Taylor couldn't John Griffin had early problems then hose clamp it on as an emer-get his fourth lap completed. with his Hummer, as did Greg gency measure, and limp to a pit. The slightly-more-stock little Foutz with his snazzy big new Ford They found some friendly folks at trucks, 7S, went next, and Jared F-250, but they were both still in a FAIR pit who welded it to the Hardin had his GMC truck tied · the game. Foutz had a lot of re- frame and got them going again, with the Ford of Joel Stankavich, pairs to make, since he'd lost a with a loss of about a half hour. and they were in front of the rest drive shaft and it had taken out For the next lap Reinertson of the class by 11 minutes, their the exhaust, knocked a hole in was practically back up to first lap time being the quickest for the the floor and wiped out the bat- speed, except for a loss of power class at 1:30:20 for the 59 miles. tery in its death throes. steering for the final mile or so,· Bruce Landfield had his Lothring- Olliges let Hayley get in mid- and went on to get the .win. Ca-er Desert Weapon in third, fol-way through the second lap, and sey on the other hand, had a long lowed by Cory Susag and Doug they still led as they rounded the lap, and dropped back about 25 Siewert in their Toyota Tacoma, start/finish area again, even minutes, but still took second· only 23 seconds later. though they were driving with a place. Hardin, who's running his first broken leaf spring. Their truck The 5-1600 cars started next, season with SCORE, moved into had come straight from a BITD and must have hated having all the lead on the second lap, and race, with no prep. They had 29 those big trucks in front of them. had 19 minutes on Stankavich, minutes on Stein and McComas (In fact, it's hard to understand who had a 25 minute problem and who had worn out the shocks on why they were in front of them, dropped to third. Landfield was the front of their truck. Rubio was since the 5-16's three lap times now second, three minutes in still third, now 23 minutes behind were an hour to two hours faster front of him, and Susag and second place, and everyone else than the Stock Fulls and Stock Siewert ran founh, three minutes was still moving along well, Minis. Ed.) At the end of Lap l back. Foutz's truck in particular look-Robert Wright had his flag be-At the halfway point Hardin ing strong and fast, with Steve decked car in front, with just put his 17 year old brother, Eric, Wheeler at the wheel. three minutes on Dan Fresh, into the driver's seat, and he held Olliges and Hayley, who had who'd had to put the exhaust onto the lead. Now Susag and only one flat, took the win, fin-back on his handsome car. Siewert moved into second, a ishing 19 and a half minutes up Wright's time was the fast lap for little more than a half hour down, on Stein and McComas. McCo-the class, in 1:32:32. It was Dave with Landfield and his co-driver, mas, incidentally, is a glutton for and Bill Gasper in third place, who was now at the wheel, Brett punishment. He rode the first half another 22 seconds back, fol-Turley, in third, another 40 min- with Stein, and then took over at lowed by Tom Dittfield and Dar-utes back. Stankavich was fourth, the wheel, which he's been doing ryl Cook, 26 seconds later, and eight minutes later, but didn't get at most of the races in which then it was Mario and Elias Le-his last lap finished. they've been a team. Wheeler, in dezma, a surprising six minute The Hardins who didn't even the Foutz truck, had the best fi- back, in fifth. Page 14 September 1999 Wright kept moving on smoothly, and he had four min-utes on the Gaspers at the end of Lap 2, with Dittfield in third, 49 seconds later, his radio not work-ing, so he had no idea where he was in the standings. He'd also been hit in the right front corner, which bent things, making it hard to control the car at times. Fresh was fourth, with the Ledezma car in fifth, nine minutes back, appar-ently having some problem, and about five minutes a lap slower than the leader. Wright, who soloed the race, had a 32 second lead on Dittfield at the end of the third lap, and it was now Darryl Cook in the Dit-tfield car, still with no rac!To. Fresh's exhaust fell off again, but he-moved into third, about five minutes back and followed by the Gaspers, who'd had a flat and were now running on three cylin-ders. They were 10 minutes back. Wright had a trouble free day, except that about 10 miles out from the finish his motor started missing. It didn't slow him enough to matter, however, and he went on to take the win. He now has seven victories in a row (most of them in MOR events). Dittfield and Cook had pushed hard, nearly rolling the car because of the beat front end, and dealing with a sticky throttle, but came up short Danny Anderson soloed his Class 1 0 Jimco to the win and sixth overall with only two flats to mar his day. ;y) _,e;;t-;,.,,_'.?;/ , , Mark Cline had some time-consuming problems, but still got his Sportsman Truck victory in the Chf!_Vr!?_let. ____________ _ Dusty Times

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by two minutes and 56 seconds. In third it was Fresh, who re-ported no flat tires. In fact, he said that this was his sixth or seventh event with no flat tires, and he's still running on the same tires. The three cylindered Gaspers fin-ished fourth, nine minutes later, with the Ledezma car in fifth. In Class 3, which was to run only three laps, the nostalgic looking old Bronco of Kirk Kovel didn't make the first lap, and Dar-ren Skilton put his Kia into the lead, even though they'd had to change a broken limiter strap and ruined shock. John Kearney had his Isuzu Amigo in second, run-ning a turtle/hare kind of race with his eight inches of travel and stock tires, and 21 minutes back. Skilton ran a 1 :45:05 on his second lap, the fast time for the class, and increased his lead to an hour. Then he slowed a bit on Lap 3 as his fuel injection started to go away, but still took the win, finishing about an hour and a half in front of Kearney, who had a blown fuse and a lost hood pin to trouble him. He runs a 35 gallon fuel tank, so probably didn't even have to stop for fuel, though for · safety's sake, he took a splash of five gallons at one point. · The Class 9 cars took the green flag next, and at the end of the first lap Jimmy Messick had Jimmy Hook's M&T car in front, with the fast lap for the class, at 1 :46: 26. In second it was Eric Fisher, in a Garibay Challenger. Fisher, an Ensenada resident, had never raced north of the border before, and was finding this a very rough course. In third place it was Andy Kisner, in a very clean look-ing Jimco, followed by Gary Stevens in fourth, and Jesus Luna, in Bill Rodriguez's Jimco, fifth just 44 seconds later. Fisher moved up to the lead on the second lap, now with just un-der two minutes on Kisner. Luna was third, and Stevens held fourth, as Messick and Hook's car disappeared. Everyone else had broken. Kisner was back into the lead at the end of the third lap, as Fisher dealt with flat tires, and . also stopped to change passengers. · Luna let Rodriguez get in, and they were still third, with Stevens following in fourth. Kisner went on with his flaw-less day to take the win, finishing 22 minutes up on Fisher, who was followed in by Luna and Rod-riguez, who'd had no problems, in third. Stevens didn't make it. And, in actuality, Kisner didn't make it either, because he was DQ'd for technical reasons (something to do with his fan shroud), and Fisher took the win, pushing Rodriguez and Luna up to second place. In the Sportsman Buggy class the Raceco of Doug MacArthur was in front from the first lap, with Gary Haughley at the wheel. Walter Prince had the Candy Cane car in second. Haughley had a couple of flats on the second lap, while Prince got out and put his son, Marq, in to drive. This was a three lap class. Haughley, who'd lost a gear, let MacArthur do the final I-ap, and he was down to first and fifth gear before he finished, but still re-corded the fast lap for the class, at 1 :34:28, and took the win. The Princes, who said their only prob-lem was running out of candy canes on the last lap, were sec-Dusty ·Times Running a smaller motor than usual, John Holmes and Dave Callaway still charged to the front and stayed there to win the SCORE Lite class in their Dunrite. ond. Marq, who generally rides when his dad is driving, told us he hates being a passenger. He said "I only do it because my dad can't see." In the Sportsman Truck cat-egory Mark Cline and Derek Burreson powered their Chevro-let through a good first lap, at 1:56:38, then had two long laps, but got their finish and win. Class 1) had only one starter, Chris Woodward, and unfortu-nately, he couldn't even get his first lap done, and we have no re-ports about what happenea -to stop him. SCORE's had a little respite now, with no racing in August, and then moves back to the bor-der. The Nevada border that is, for the Primm 300 at what used to be called Stateline, on High-way I 5, on September 10-11. Fol-lowing that it's back to Baja in November for the Baja 1000. ■ ;i:~~ili. . ....,., .. ...,,.,,,.,»-::-- . \ JI\ .,, _.,_ ------•-__ .. - - •N~ .1~ .. -~~~~-~:.; ~ ~~~~~1~=~ ._ • Larry Plank ran hard all day, had only minor problems with his Ford Protruck, and took the win by 19 minutes. Steve O1/iges and Robert Hayley paired up in the Ford to win the Stock Full class by 20 minutes. Class had 100% finish rate. Racing north of the border for the first time ever, Eric Fisher found the course rough, was the' winner in Cla_ss_ 9_. _____ _ September 1999 POSITION CARIi DRIVER/CO-DRIVER OACI.ASS Trophy Trucks - 9 starters, 3 finishers 2 I 32 2 . 48 3 19 17 I Ed & Tim Herbst Kreg Donahoe Dave Ashley/Dan Smith Class I - Unlimited cars• 26 starters, 12 finishers I 100 Troy Herbst 3 2 109 Damen Jefferies . 4 3 122 Doug Fortin VEHICLE Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 1500 Ford F-150 Smithbuilt(Ford) Jirnco v 4 Chevy Junco 7 4 148 Josh Waddell/Darren Ebberts Honda Chenowth 9 5 Ill Ryan Arciero Toyota Cbenowtb Class 1-2/1600 • I & 2 seat cars, 1600ccs -24 starters, 17 finishers 20 I 1607 Dan Martin 21 2 1601 Jim Dimey/L.J. Kennedy 23 3 1600 Bekki Freeman 24 4 1612 Vic Brockmann/Jason Hatz 36 5 1606 Mitch Griffin Class } - Short wheelbase 4 X 4 - 3 starters, 2 finishers (this class ran 3 laps only) 87 I 96 2 300 302 Darren Skilton John Kearney Class 5 - unlimited Baja Bugs • 5 starters. 4 finishers 33 I 34 2 35 3 52 4 505 502 501 504 Larry & Shawn McCallum George Seeley Dave Cua Phil McCluskey Class 5/1600 - limited Baja Bugs• 9 starters, 9 finishers 46 49 2 54 3 56 4 64 5 552 578 557 550 556 Robert Wright Tom Dittfield/Darryl Cook . Dan.iel Fresh Dave & Bill Gasper Mario & Elias Ledezma Class 7 • unlimited Mini-trucks• 5 starters, 2 finishers IS I 80 2 700 703 Jeff lewis Barry Karakas Class 7S • stock mini-trucks• 8 starters, 4 finishers 57 I 71 2 72 3 79 4 724 720 723 739 Jared & Eric Hardin Cory Susag/Doug Siewert Bruce Landfield/Brett Turley Bill Markel Chenowtb Junco Jitnco Chenowtb Lothringer Kia Sponage Isuzu Amigo Baja Bug Snoddy Seeley Special Baja Bug Baja Bug Daja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug Baja Dug Baja Bug Chevrolet Toyota SRS GMC Sonoma Toyota Tacoma Ford Ranger Toyota Class 8 • full sized two-wheel drive trucks • 2 starters, I finisher 801 Brian Collins/Dale White Chevrolet Cl500 Class 9 • I & 2 seat short-wheel based cars, limited - 7 starters, 2 finishers 73 16 2 948 Eric Ftsber 903 Jesus Luna/Bill Rodriguez Ganbay Challenger Tunco Class IO • I & 2 seat, 1650cc, water cooled, A-armed • 18 starters, 11 finishers 6 I 1014 Danny Anderson f,mco 14 2 1005 Rick Ellison/John Penner Chenowtb Millennium 18 3 1019 Shane Brown/ Andrew Lindquist Jimco 25 4 1017 Mark Hutchins Jimco 26 5 1008 Whit Courtenay/Don Kenniston Jirnco · Class SCORE Lite - I & 2 seat, 1776 & 1835ccs, VW suspension- 18 starters, 10 finishers 8 · I 1200 John Holmes/Dave Callaway 12 2 1211 Dan Worley/Stan Potter 17 3 1201 Jerry PenbaWGeorge Erl . 19 4 1212 Ty Davis 22 5 1203 Harley Leiner/Kory Halapoff Protrucks • 5 starters, 5 finishers 10 211 Larry Plank 16 2 270 Scott Steinberger 40 3 288 Mike Hardawa~/Joe Heger 5S 4 243 Rick Johnson/Rick L. Johnson 78 5 227 Steve Scaron.i Stock Full - stock full sized tnicks • 5 starters, S finishers (this class ran 3 laps only) 88 I 862 Robert Hayley/Steve Olliges 91 2' 860 Marc Stein/Mike McComas 94 3 879 Greg Foutz 95 4 878 Tracey Rubio 99 5 863 John Griffin Stock Mini - stock mini trucks - 3 starters, 2 finishers (this class ran 3 laps only) Dun.rite Jimco Penhall Chenowtb Chenowth Ford F-150 Ford F;l50 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 Ford F-ISO Ford Ford Ford F-250 Ford AMC Hummer 97 I 98 2 760 762 Rob Reinertson Tim Casey Ford Ranger Toyota 4Runner Class 11 • I starter, no finishers (this class to run 3 laps only) Sportsman Buggy - 2 starters, 2 finishers (this class ran 3 lap, only) · 85 I 90 2 1401 1400 Doug MacArthur/Gary Haugley Waher & Marq Prince Sportsman Truck - I starter, I finisher (this class ran 3 laps only) 101 1501 Mark Cline Total starters: 151 Total finishers: 93 Course: 59 miles, 4 laps for some, 3 laps for others - rocl-y & dusty Raceco Raceco Chevrolet TIME 4:32:02 5:43:43 6:21:14 4:19:16 4:H:14 4:34:32 5:00:34 5:05 :25 5:33:40 5:35:53 5:37:13 5:37:27 5'.50:45 5:36:22 7:10:51 S:45:36 5:47:11 5:49:44 6:26:03 6:18:33 6:21:29 6:33:13 6:41:42 7:07:18 5:25:56 9:55:22 · 6:49:23 7:55:37 7:55:47 9:06:33 4:57:27 7:58:46 8:25:27 4:58:24 5:22:43 5:29:05 5:37:58 5:38:53 5:04:36 5:22:43 5:28:21 5:30:13 5:35:54 5:07:42 5:26:51 5:59:38 6:38:08 8:29:41 5:57:26 6:17:00 6:43:13 6:47:02 7:38:58 7:12:45 7:37:13 4:50:35 6:06:45 8:26:49 Page 15

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46TH ACROPOLIS RALLY Burns And Subaru Is lmpreza world as Didier Auriol was the the Stiri stage could mean that first driver to win a rally with no this year's Acropolis may not be air in the tires but with the tire the slowest event in the series, profile still intact! as it has often been in the past. There were seven registered Certainly Mitsubishi's decision manufacturers entered, we are to fit wider front tract suspen-halfway through the season and sion for this event was done to Toyota has pulled into a deci-improve high speed cornering. sive lead in the Manufacturers Subaru and Toyota run cars ~B!!!'y~M-a~rt~in-H~o~l~m~e~s----!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~-~~!!!!!!!------------~· ~P~h~o~to~s~: ~M~a!!!u~r~i~ce-S~d~d~e~n' Series,· even tho ugh their nomi-·. with active differentials, Peugeot nated driv~rs had only won one·. has onfy ·an active c~ntraL aiffer-qualifyiQ.g event since Monte.· entia:l"and u\tirn.ately they plan to -.. _ Carlo in 1998. · have triple acdve· differentials, ·-' Subaru.'s domination in Ar-when development time allows it. gentina w-as a wake-up call to Subaru contirru-ed their compari-the other manufacturers· who· son testing betwe·en their two were making all sorts of legal cal."~, Bums with narrow track sus-modification to their cars in the;mkkunen with the The Burns-Reid Subaru lmpreza used some speed and strategy to take an impressive win at the Acropolis Rally, shown here in full flight. · · · . Richard Burns won the 1999 and the entire event is held in .still lots of logistical pressure to Acropolis Rally, giving Subaru central Greece. The rally was contend with. The rest of the and Pirelli their.second succes-based at a small resort, 65 kms season is made up of alternate · sive World_ Rally win, Burns west of Athens on the coast European and non-European made a bold tactical time con-road between Athens and .venues which is a -great logisti-trol penalty at the end of the Corinth although the actual cal challenge to all the ·teams. first leg, allowing him to run start was in Athens. There ·The Acropolis Rally is one of fourth rather than f.irst car on were 113 eager en tries, the. the most challenging of the series the.road. This paid off and took most ever received for any for.the engineers. The Acropolis away the pressure on the finl).l Acropolis Rally since 1983. is one of the slowest rallies on the. day when he held the lead to In spite of the holiday spirit tour which means the car~ suffer the finish. All but Mitsubishi which always surrounds this the greatest i:isk of overheating. a0:d Skoda lost at least one team rally, there was little time to-re-Secondly, the dry, member on a rally., which was . lax in Greece. There had just . warm and rocky sur-significant for the incredible been 11 days between the end faces make the roads amounts of damage to the cars. of the Argentine rally and the the most abrasive in Bum's Subaru was only troubled · start of this one, little time for the series. It was here by electronic gremlins while the mechanics and crews to get in Greece some 10 Kankkunen had structural fail-all their miracles performed. years ago that the ure, which forced him to retire. And, although this was the end Mousse Inert System There was a hard fight to the of the heaviest period of world proved their puncture end of the Teams Cup which rallying ever known, there was resistance to the was won by Climent's Valencia Terra Mar Team. Kenneth Eriksson struggled all the way to the end and took the F2 honors for Hyundai and Hamad Al Wahaibi rook the Group N lau-rels on a great drive. Makinen was given third place at the ex-pense of Freddy Loix (team or-ders) and thus enhanced his lead in the Drivers champion-ship an_d Toyota remains at the top of the heap in the Manufac-turers Series. hope of getting "to the top of the wider track. . · · . heap. Leg ~ - Eight.stages, g.ra¥el, Victory on th€ Argentine 118kms. Part l: The opening su-Rally was .the first win for Sµ-perspecia\ stage. was npt ve_ry ba-rJ..1 .iSinc~ the f,\.cropo:lis,in lP.:~~.. P.Opµlar, .a, Yety, t-0ng drivt; j.ust and ,it will .be. the fin;:i.1 a.ppear-for two kilometers of stage ance of Piero Liatti on the seemed absurd, and the danger SEAT Te;am until China;, as he of a rally column passing· will sp.end the ~ntire summer through weekend holiday traf-testing the. SEAT WRCar E2, (ic seemed ill advised. But it was particularly on asphalt surfaces. the only time to see the cars in FIA rules allow cars to carry action and the seeing was diffi-two spare. tires on this event. cult due to the amount of dust Most of tq.e teams, fearing the thrown up b.Y the cars. There· imbalance this would cause to were some casualties as Climent their cars wearing out the fronts had a metal stake imbed itself too fast planned to carry two in the radiator, Papadiitrious tires but ran with only one, stat-lost hydraulic pressure in his ing that their longitudinally lo-Subaru differential, Makinen's cated engine in the Impreza car sputtered off and on due to WRCar provides a better bal- a light fuel load. and Marcus ance and consequentially more Granholm reveled in his mo-equal tire wear. · . · ment as he led the rally outright . The .need for speed here on his very first special stage meant that. th:e ,days when the ·driving the Peugeot206WRCar_ Acropoli-s. was so tough that Part 2: Delecour had a mo.-specially builJ cars were used ment of panic at the restart · on this rally were gone forever.• when thick ·clouds of st.earn The Peugeot, Subaru-and Ford came from the 206's engine Team cars used here would ·be compartment ·but it was team-. the same cars that were used on mate Granholm who had the the. all asphalt Corsica rally.. first breakdown, 9km into the The dec_ision not to indude first stage. His engine: stu t-~--------------~ The Acropolis is the eighth event in 1999, the first event in the second half of the sea-son. All the stages are gravel Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya were second overall at Acropolis, bringing their Toyota home just a minute out of the overall win. Spectators perched on the rocks watch the Is Richard Burns crew overjoyed at his win? It is Ferreyros/Saenz Subaru lmpreza rush down the always very emotional when you best all your course on the way to second spot in Group N. competition on a real tough rally. Through the dust and trees, the Schwarz/Hiemer Skoda Octavia was Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets kick up some rocks and gravel as they The Delecour Peugeot had real problems, when the left front shock 12th overall and took home 2 WRC points. head for fourth overall in their Mitsubishi Carisma. absorber gets tangled with the windshield wipers you have to worry. Page 16 September 1999 Dusty Times

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tered, stopped and during the restart the clutch was irrepara-bly damaged and the rally leader was out of the fray. All three Toyotas had sticky throttle problems on the first stage. The Fords and the Subarus set off with only one spare tire. McRae went into the lead, had a flat tire and fell back, letting his Ford Team-mate Radstrom take over. Burns had hydraulic problems after a water crossing but it cleared itself sho·rtly and Radstrom was slowed when a tread separated from the tire. Loix almost lost a wheel and· was proceeding slowly-and Li-atti had three flats and ques-tionable oil pressure. Emil Tri-. ner had the sump guard on his Octavia WRCar come off com-pletely during a water crossing. So, after a few stages the Fords were 1-2 and then the fit hit the shan. Radstrom had power steering failure and then a hole in the engine block ended his day. Then Auriol's Toyota stopped after hitting a good sized boulder and then Kahle's Toyota hit the same rock and both had badly wrenched suspensions. Burns was charging hard after his first stage problems. After Stage 4 Kankkunen was in the lead but Burns took the lead on Stage 5 and started pulling away, the fifth leader in as many stages! Kankkunen lost a tread on Stage 6, finished on the rim and was n'ow in sixth place. In the SEAT team, Liatti was having differential control problems whilst Rovanpera lost power steering and th·e differen-tial was erratic and Armin Schwarz's Skoda was suffering the same problem. Delecour's car was leaking engine oil and he was ordered to craw 1 to ser-vice and try to save the engine. · After the last stage, Burns was in the lead, then McRae and Makinen, then Burns took a 30 second penalty and fell conve-niently back to fourth. In the T earns Cup, Climent's Impreza had escaped serious damage, they fitted harder springs and were running well. Volkan lsik lost power steering and was having gear selection problems and then the front suspension collapsed. In Formula 2 Alister McRae broke a shock on Stage 2, Teammate Eriksson broke one on Stage 3. Eriksson had yet another broken shock but Hyundais was walking away with F2 but on the final stage McRae holed the engine sump and was out of it. In Group N Michael Guest broke a cooling line for the turbo and that put him out and Kangas had drive shaft and brake problems. Al Wahaibi led the group most of the day. Leg 2 -Eight stages, gravel, 165kms. During the night Isik and Vovos were each penalized five minutes for speeding in the service park, the first time this type of penalty had been ad-ministered. The stages were as rough as ever, Makinen had three flats on Stage 9, McRae had a punc-ture on each of the first two stages and Sainz had one on Stage 10. Delecour had the rub-ber bushings on the right rear suspension fail and the wheel Dusty Times Kenneth Eriksson and Steffan Parmander corner past an appreciative crowd on their way to 15th overall and the W2 win in Greece. Pardon our dust says Luis Climent and Alex Romani as they powerslide their Subaru lmpreza to the Teams Cup win on a very hard rally. was not in its proper position shock came through the body and Martin arrived at service and front suspension was bent. with both rear tires worn Makinen had fallen behind through to the canvas. Schwarz Loix and was having rear sus-slid wide in a corner, hit the pension problems. Triner had a cannot go flat out everywhere. The carnage was finally over You need tactics to win and we and all the badly bent and bro-used tactics (incurring the time ken cars were on their way penalty) and that meant on the home for much needed repairs final day we could afford to go and from the looks of it, some carefully." of the cars were not worth tak-. bank hard and damaged the rear flat on the first stage and it cost suspension and lost seven min-him four minutes. Sainz had utes. After Stage 10 Burns was wheel and shock problems, 10 seconds in front of Makinen Schwarz lost the Skoda's sump and Kankkunen was 3.3 seconds guard. Makinen lost 50 seconds further back. The top six were in service, Delecour lost 100 . separated by 20 seconds. seconds also in service and he In Teams Cup, Bakhashab ing home. at all. fell back after a myriad of prob-So as we leave the first rally lems plagued him. Winner of the second half of the sea-Climent had rear differential son, Toyota leads the Manufac-. problems but came in for the turers points with 73, Mitsubi-win. shi is second with 48, Subaru Burns. had hydraulic prob-was losing gears a little at a lems on Stage 11, cost him 15 time and on the second stage seconds and he lost the lead, they all went away. Arai was momentarily. McRae was losing looking at sixth place but that positions, in three stages he had went away when the clutch gone from first to fourth. Kank-failed and he fell to ninth. kunen, who was running third Burns was delighted with his suddenly.went out, the rear sub win! "This is a rally where you In Group N, Stohl retired and Ford with 35 points. But, with suspension failure, so sec-there is yet a long way to go. ond spot behind Al Wahaibi In the Drivers category went to Ferreyros. . Makinen has 36 points, Auriol In F2, Hyundai took advan-has 32, Sainz has 29 and McRae tage of a local driver in an Ac-and Burns are tied at 23. And cent to take home some addi-this, with a half season yet to go tional points. can be a most exciting year. ■ frame had fractured and he was gone. Both Mitsubishis were in trouble, Makinen hit a rock and broke a wishbor,e, Loix slid into a tree and badly damaged the right side of the car. On Stage 11 Delecour lost a tire while Schwarz was having probiems with shocks and brakes. McRae was having .trouble with the slipping conditions and Burns had a scare when he almost went off a long drop. Makinen's front differential locked solid but he still made fast time _on Stage 15. Also on 15, McRae's gearbox locked in first gear and he retired. On the final stage of the day Makinen lost his brakes and Liatti quit after breaking the steering and sliding down a bank. In Group N, Kangas retired after shearing off some wheel studs, Trelles retired with ter-mina I electrical problems, Stohl _was having fuel problems and Al Wahaibi lost his power steering. In F2, Jean-Joseph retired his Puma when the front suspen-sion collapsed, Eriksson was go-ing carefully and in the Teams Cup Group, Climent lost time with a broken shock but fin-ished the day only five seconds in arrears and Al Wahaibi was in third while Isik retired when the rear suspension collapsed. Leg .3 -Five stages, gravel, 90kms. The battle of cars against mountains continued. Of the eight factory teams at the start, only the Mitsubishi and Skoda teams were still in-tact and Ford and SEAT were gone! On the first stage (a re-run of Stage 2, two days ear-lier), the conditions, according to Burns were even rougher and he was using a repro-grammed gear selection system. Delecour was late out of first service because of extensive \Vork on the car which was con-tinued at the next service. 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VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Yerington 300 By Ron Miller Photos: Chris Radboume Dennis Dugan took the overall win, using his Porsche power to record the fast lap, at 1:12:02, in VORRA's Yerington 300 in May. When it comes to longevity, there are few that can match the success of V.O.R.R.A. As evi-dence, consider the fact that next season will mark the club's 25th year of racing. If their first three 1999 events are any indication of what lies ahead, there should be plenty of folks around to help cel-ebrate their "Silver Anniversary". It's a whole different ball game, when the circuit shifts from short course racing to desert competi-tion. And that's exactly what hap-pened on May 30th, when V.O.R.R.A. hosted its annual "Yerington 300" event. Upwards of 60 racers took part, seemingly undaunted by the task of travers-ing Nevada's tough desert terrain. With the exception of Mike Koenig, who tallied his second overall Class 7 win of the season, winners from this year's first two races came away winless. And Ricky Gonzales gave Koenig all he could handle, before grudgingly dropping the day's closest deci-sion. For all the particulars on that epic duel and more, let's turn the calendar back to May and head for the Silver State. Larry Deaton led the parade, as Class 1 racers were the first underway. Ten vehicles saw ac-tion in that division, with Dennis Dugan posting the day's fastest lap time (1: 12:02) on his initial loop. The George Reeseffim Bowman team was actually first to com-plete Lap 1, but Dugan was lead-ing narrowly on the clock. That same scenario also held true through Lap 2. Dugan took over the race's overall lead during Lap 3, and drew off to win by nearly 39 minutes. Reese and Bowman faded from contention late and finished fifth, about an hour and a half behind the winner. Sam Berri came on to take second place, finishing 3 7 minutes ahead of Jerry and Linda Wald. Dale Carr checked in just over eight minutes behind the Walds to place fourth. Don and Chris Ger-man teamed up for .a sixth place effort, completing the list of Class 1 finishers. Eight Class 10 entrants were dispatched immediately after the Class 1 starters. The team of Floyd and Mike Haas were first under-way and first to complete Laps 1 and 2. Dennis Kordonowy didn't actually pass the Haas vehicle Forrest Creasy kept his Suspensions Unlimited car out in front all the way to take the Class 9 win by 13 minutes. until Lap 3, but he was the clock leader virtually the entire race. Once in command, Kordonowy kept to his task and won c_lear in 5: 19: 19. Rob Parsons took over second during Lap 4, and came away with runner-up honors. Par-sons finished 11 minutes behind the winner and about 18 ahead of the Haas'. That duo claimed third· place, and also posted their class' fastest lap time (1:16:18). The remainder of that division's start-ers fell victim to attrition. Ken Ruff, the only Class 1600 entrant, -also suffered that same fate. In Class 8 action, a field of seven took part. Jim Bosman and Tom Scahill were involved in a terse battle from start to finish. Alter one lap, Bosman was ·lead-ing on both the road· and clock. Scahill made up some ground dur-ing Lap 2, by posting his class' quickest lap of the day (1: 15: 20). However, Bosman also picked up the pace, refusing to surrender the lead. Four minutes were all that separated the two at the finish, but Bosman's final time of 5:07: 10 gave him the victory. Scahill raced too well to lose, but settled for the runner-up spot. His swift overall time of 5: 11 :32 was topped by only Dugan and Bosman. Rob-ert ai:id Chris Gray teamed up for a third place finish. Kenny Barger checked in close behind in fourth, followed by Dudley Tranum in fifth and Gordon Scott in sixth. Dennis Kordonowy ran four consistent lap times to take the win in Class 10 with his Dan Morq_se was the only survivor in the Sportsman Vet 8 class, taking the win and It was a very long day for most entrants in the two "Vet" classes. For example, only one of the five Sportsman Vet 8 class racers went the distance. That distinc-tion went to Dan Morose, who won handily in 7:22:52. Morose had matters sewn up early, as the last of his classmates disappeared just past the race's halfway point. Morose's Lap 2 clocking was also his class' fastest (1 :38:58). Nine more entrants saw action in the A-armed car. _sc_o_r_in~g_c_la_s_s_fa_s_t_la~p_a_t_1_:3_8_:5_8_. ________________ _ Roger and Chris Gray pilot their bright yellow truck through the scrub Jerry and Linda Wald ran in Class 1 with their unlimited Ford truck Doug Seymour had his high-flying Ford looking good in Sportsman as they head for third place in Class 8. _______ and moved up to third place after a troubled first lap. Vet 8, but came up short a bit, still took second place. Page 18 September 1999 Dusty Times

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Brothers Floyd and Mike Haas had the fastlap for Class 10, at 1: 16; 18, Dale Carr tiptoes his two-seater through some of Nevada's choice Sam Berri alternated good laps with long laps in his A-armed Mirage, but dropped to third with a long fourth lap. landscape as he works his way to fourth place in Class 1. to ultimately take second place in Class 1, 39 minutes off the pace. Class 1 0 found it rough-going at the Yerington 300, but Rob Parsons took home second place honors, with just one longish lap. Sportsman Vet class. The result posse ever got, though. F. Creasy there wasn't much better. Ever-opened up on the final lap, win-ett Paul andJon Gurney were the ning by over 13 minutes only finishers. Paul looked to (4:36:27). J. Creasy just did man-have the race in hand, until he age to hold off Tarrant for sec-broke a rear torsion bar in the ond place. Tarrant, who missed late stages. Gurney's chances the runner-up spot by a minute seemed dim as early as Lap 1, and change, ·was well clear of Eric when some f~ame rait" Steiger (who finished fourth). made his time 2:38:44. Paul was Class 7 featured a field of over one hour clear of Gurney at seven vehicles, with Ricky that point, and still 50 minutes Gonzales assuming the lead dur-ahead of him after two laps. Gur-ing Lap 1. Gary Skipton, Mike ney refused to quit though, and Koenig, and Tim Schrader were his Lap 3 rally left him just 26 racing just off the pace. Koenig minutes back (with a full lap to made a bold move on the follow-go). Ultimately, Paul's early ad-vantage proved too .much to overcome. Despite making up another 1 7 minutes during the final lap, Gurney had to be con-tent with the runner-up position. Paul took the Sportsman Vet class victory by about nine min-l\tes, completing his four laps in 8:02:45. Randy Miller recorded his class' fast lap time (1:27:47),· but axle problems forced him to make an early exit. ing lap, sweeping past Gonzales their final lap. Kevin Ohnstad the Fernley Challenge (Septem-and into the lead. As the rest of (Class 1), Abreu Racing (Class ber 4-5) are next on the the field faded from contention, 10), John Walton (Class 8-), V.O.R.R.A. schedule. For more Koenig and Gonzales locked up Hooter Meyer and Travis & Steve on those two exciting events, con-in their own private match race. Bradford (Sportsman Vet). tact Valley Off Road Racing As-Despite the fact that Gonzales That will do it fans, for this sociation at 1833 Los Robles posted fast lap time (1:48:40) year's exciting "Yerington 300". Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838. Or during Lap 3, Koenig held on Congratulations to .the various you may reach V.O.R.R.A. offi-gamely for the win. The final class winners, and to all 61 war- cials by telephone at (916) 925-margin of victory was one minute riors who started. One final salute 1702 or by Fax at (916) 925-8217. and 11 seconds, with Koenig goes to Class l and overall win- For Internet fans, you can also stopping the timer in 5:53 :43. ner Dennis Dugan, for a job well visit their exclusive web site at Gonzales lost nothing in defeat, done. I believe the Top Gun 300 It doesn't matter and finished runner-up by well Desert Race (August 7, 1999) and how you do it, just do it! ■ over an hour. Schrader was along for third, nearly two hours ahead of the fourth place finisher Skip-ton. Scott Weir was another hour back in fifth, completing the or-der of Class 7 finishers. Pilot class vehicles were also featured this day. An abbreviated field of four took part, accepting one lap (*75 mile) assignments. Mark Christenson may have started third, but he was the first to the checkered flag. In another tight finish, Christenson's win-ning time of2:00:46 topped run-ner-up Robby Wright by a mere three minutes. Next came Clint Wolsey, who checked in about ten minutes later to secure third. The final finisher was Andy Wald who earned fourth. Next up is a brief list of those entrants who completed all but GOT SHOCKS? Your main source for the all new RaceRunner shock series -.. from Sway-Away. Now avail-.m=: able in 2", 2 1/2", and massive RaceRunner 3" body coil-over design. •1tOtK• .YIWAY• A •WAY ,41; • ., for off-road racing equipment and services We now offer complete shock services including custom Half of the Novice class field were able to complete their three lap assignments. A half dozen set out and three of them reached the "checkers". Dan Nutt led matters from flag to flag, and proved best by 24 minutes. Nutt-repelled Lap 1 challenges by Charles Bryan and Brian Read, while tallying the group's fastest lap of the day 91 :37:48). Bryan tried hard to cling to the winner, and his re-ward was a nice second place fin-ish. The team of Bryan DeRosa and Eric Tapley checked in a dis-tant third, completing the order of Novice class finishers. Class 9 was the only group that managed to finish 100%. John Creasy brought his revolving and rebuilding. We sell and ser-: vice FOX, BILSTEIN, and all SWAY-A-WAY shocks, including the new RACE RUNNER series. Play cars or race cars, Class 9 or Entrants from Class 9 were also handed three lap assign-ments. A quartet set out, and all four went the distance. Forest Creasy posted that class' fast lap time ( 1: 26:56) to grab an eight minute early lead. John Creasy sliced about six minutes off that advantage during Lap 2. Dave Tarrant was also in the hunt, rac-ing just nine minutes behind the leader. That's as close as the Dusty Times red & white striped car to the checkers in second. Tom Scahill took Class B fast lap at 1:15:20, and charged hard in his Chevy, but came up second by just 0~1:_r f(!U!_ minutes. 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FINKE DESERT RACE AT ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA Burrows Lives A Dream Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Mark Burrows was the quickest vehicle at Alice Springs, he was first overall, even beating the motorcycles at the two day event. -In the spectrum of Austra-lian Off Road· racing there is by far one race that stands above all others as the· pre-mier desert race: The Finke Desert race occurs right in the centre of Australia, and this year grew bigger yet again. And there has only ever been one thing burning away at Marf-. Burrows, it was to one day beat the bikes at The Finke Desert Race at Alice Springs. 1999 was the year that history was made as Mark Burrows and Mick Sh-annon teamed up in the Class 1 buggy and achieved the unthinkable of winning and ·beating the bike's best tirrie for the same journey to Finke and back some 460 kms total race distance. There were 8 7 cars lining up for the shot at the quali-fying track. Coming out on top proving local knowledge is an advantage was David Fellows in a Class 1, how-ever, Mark Burrows would equal his time later but start. second. In third was Paul Simpson leading a group of six Class 9 cars. Others to lead their classes were Locky Weir (Class 2), Bruce Gar-land (7 & 8), James Gamer (5a), Andrew Mowles (56), :tnd Tony Longhurst (5c) en-joying the drive in a bor-rowed Ford F 150. For the record the quickest bike time was Stephen Greenfield's 7 .11, six seconds quicker. Class 1 It was Fellows that blasted away as. the sun rose and soon after Burrows was in hot pursuit. Before the Rodinga checkpoint (#2) Burrows had slipped past into the lead spot. Into the next section to Bundooma it was more• trouble for Fellows in the form of a flat tyre. Out by this stage were James Madden (rear arm), David Koch (trans), and a big disappoint-ment to spectators was Tony Byrnes with a broken crank in the thundering Truggy (which was locally built). Soon after his local sparring partner Peter Kittle broke a gearbox in the impressive USA Jimco/Scat V4 car. Into Finke for the half way stop was Burrows stunning all with a 1.54.19 to lead over-all. Bob Mowbray moved up to be second in class (fourth overall) in the J imco Baja. Fellows was next but back in sixth overall. The next day Burrows was off in pursuit of the win. Fel-lows was on a charge, as too Brett Taylor who had prob-lems and started back in 34th overall. Fellows reeled in Mowbray who later retired with a blown motor. Burrows crossed the finish at Alice Springs to take the win and stop the clocks at a stagger-ing total 3.51.55. There was Michael Geraughty dtove his neat looking Ce/ica to the Class 5a win, lengthening his lead all the way on the return run. Class 9 was the domain of Daren Wells, he flew across the terrain to a spectacular third overall finish. · a very long silent break of some 24 minutes before Fel-lows came flying across· the line for second in class/sec-ond overall. Third in class went to the talented Eric Schmid leading home fellow South Australians Daryl Nis-sen and then Dean Fettke, who just came in ahead of Taylor in 18th overall. Class 9 . Expected to make an im-pact on the leaders was the impressive group ·of single seat buggies. Sitting just ocff the tail of the lead duo was Paul Simpson who grabbed second overall at Bundooma · in the Jimco/Toyota V6. Dropping out of second in class was Glenn Rossow and also Bob Strawbridge (steer-ing). Hayden Tatnell was fly-ing but would cop two flat tyres. Also doing well were Daren Wells and Andrew Zi-ems who had their stadium buggies loving the track. At Finke it was Simpson leading class (second overall), with Wells on his tail and then Doug McMillan. Ori the re-turn run the next day Simp-son applied much pressure to the overall leader. Ziems was ·out with alternator problems, and Tatnell had another flat tyre. Sadly on the last stage Simpson broke a crank and let Wells take the class hon-ors and third overall only 13 seconds back. McMillan came in next, with Tatnell getting third in class after all his problems. Ray Farrow took fourth. Class 2 A talented fie Id of 19 in the 1600 group. Opening a charge was Jon Patard taking the early lead before oil pres-sure problems. With Gary Nicolle out with clutch woes, Locky Weir lead the local charge. At ·Finke Weir lead the class and was up to fifth overall. Lindsay Foster was doing a great job and sat in second. Ben Erceg had the drive of the day moving up 62 places tq be third in class. · Wener Zetti and Colin Johnson filled the top five. The next day Erceg sadly had computer problems, and joined Shirley Whatman and Greg Hicks on the sideline. Johnson clipped a tree, while Geoff Butler and also Adam Barnacoat were driving 10/10 ths to improve their posi-tions. On the last section Weir rolled and broke his Looking quite ferocious, the beetle of Andrew Mowles leaves a dusty rooster tail on the way to tl:e Class 5b win. David Fellows gave it the old college try but he was second in Class Locky Weir rolled his, broke his wrist but persevered and came home Glenn Wallace took his new Ford out for some exercise and took the 1, second overall as well, a local driver to boot ______ first in Class 2, and was fifth overall as well. __ . __ Sc Class win and was 11th overall f!._t f!'i_d_A_u_s!ral~. Page 20 · September 1999 Dusty Times

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The great looking Isuzu Trooper of Bruce Carland was the big class Doug McMillan fought long and hard in Class 9 but the best he was Rick Hall was the big bike winner, his Honda CR500 shown here at full tilt on the way to the motorcycle win. winner at Finke, beating off the competition for 13th overall. able to garner was the silver medal at Finke. wri~~- .flowever, he persisted Tin Tops up to 4000cc saw Ford XR8 ute. It was-only and maintained the class lead the turbo Subaru VW Baja of two sections later Longhurst and took the win and held his Mowles take the lead but was out after breaking a front fifth overall. Foster came come un<ler pressure from arm joint. Danny Kul).oth sat 11.ext in class; ahead·of Zetti:, Wayne Sanderson V6 dual in second hut then on the Trevor Oakley and then cab HiLux. The pair staged last section into Finke lost Johnson. a great battle all the way to time. Wallace held the lead · Class 5a Finke and finished Day 1 at halfway with Daniel Rog-The 2WD Tin Top cars up minutes apart with Mowles ers in the tough looking to 2000cc saw James Garner on top. Sitting third in class HiLu·x in second. Harley leading for three sections be-at Finke was Paul Wallace Cooke held third in the Ford fore retiring and then Scott with Geoff Teagle putting truck, over Neil Anderson's Anderson went out one more the Falcon ute into fourth. early Ford ute. Once again it section later with steering The next day the same pair seemed the same group woes. This handed the lead battled all the way home. would make it back, but over to Michael Geraughty in Sanderson had a couple of Anderson dropped out only a Celica. Christine Frank was slower sections and it was one section short. Wallace next in her VW. Tom Mowles taking the class win went on to take the win and Collyer-Braham was the only over Sanderson. Wallace 11th overall to be first Tin other Sa car to Finke in an-took third in the Nissan ute Top home. Rogers grabbed other Celica. On the return with Teagle next and then second in class, with Cooke run Geraughty extended the Peter Treis in fifth in the coming in third. class lead and took the win. Mitsubishi ute. Class 7 & 8 The minor placings remained Class 5c There were seven quality intact with Frank in second The group of opei;i engine cars in the 4x4 group. Bruce and Collyer-Braham in third. size cars impressed and it was Garland took the early lead Class 5b Glenn Wallace taking the in the Holden Jackaroo, but The next group of 2WD lead off Longhurst in the new he had hard charging local 4 Ni Vt:, I IMITLU lf/l(J/U/ Y ((IMP/IN} Arrive & Drive Come & Drive the Baja 1000 Pre-run with the likes of: Curt Le Due" Todd Clement, Ryan Thomas, Scott Steinberger, Willie Valdez just to name a few ... Bruce Muir right behind in off a 1.5 7. 23 on his Honaa th,e V8 Nissan ute. Phil CRS00RX to lead Rick Hall Clapin was the first out with and Andy Haydon. front end damage. All the Greenfield was as fast as ever others made it to Finke al-on the return run to try and thoug"h73ruce Hall rolled rhe beat Mark Burrows' winning quick Class 7 Landcruiser car time but only 30 kms just before the halfway finish. from the end he blew a head Garland lead over Muir and gasket. Thi-s handed the lead th.en Ken Callanan in the to Hall. who went on to win Suzuki ute. On the next day in a total time of 4.01.23 on Hall was out early with radia-a Honda CRS00. Andy tor problems while all the Haydon took second ahead others made the return leg. of Jason Hill. Muir reeled in Garland a bit In concluding it was yet but it was to no avail as Gar-more proof that .:he Finke land took the class win in Desert Race is indeed the 13th overall. Muir grabbed best Off Road Tace in the second and Callanan held country. This year was tough third. Bill Monkhouse mas-on cars with only 48% finish-tered the course in the Su-ing. Personal thanks go to zuki Vitara and lead home the organizers as well as Bill South in the Range . Rydges Plaza, Ansett and Rover. Budget. Bikes Now if only the year 2000 Local legend, Stephen event will have some over-Greenfield was on a mission seas drivers and cars. heading south as he reeled ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Let us take care of the prep, parts inventory, mechanics chase trucks, tools hotels, meals, etc. you get the picture. All you do is DRIVE in our state-of-the~art off-road buggies designed exclusively for Wide Open Baja October 19-23 October 24-27 5 nights / 4 days of driving $2950 (Guided by Curt Le Due) 4 nights/ 3 days of driving $2450 (Guided by Ryan Thomas) Prices are all inclusive Call Wide Open Baja for details or to reserve your seat, space is limited 888-788-2252 • Wide Open Baja • 27136B 888. 788 BAJA Paseo Espada • • Suite 949. 489. 8984 1121 • San Juan • Fax: Capistrano • 949.489.8983 CA • 92675 Dusty Times September 1999 Page 21

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CORP SALADA 200 · EL RETO MAXIMO Manlio Manhandles Midnight ··Maximum Challenge•· By T any Tellier Photos: Mario Vasquez Manlio Moreno said he was exhausted after the 200 mile trek but he took the Class 1 honors and he was first overall as well. THE~ACE SCORE series next year in hindered and aided the event. "Ah, a Tecate!", gasped a Class 1. The competitors were blessed tired Manlio Moreno as he hit The strength-sapping, pizza-with a dust free course while the sands and quickly oven weather forced The the pits were bombarded with rejuvenated himself with a cold Pizzaman. .. Manlio IS satiating sand grains, although one from the sponsor -after "Mangiamo's Pizza" ... to radio the "breeze" made the evening taking the Overall at the his roving crew for a splash and bearable. Those that pitted in CORP "SALADA 200" night go ... of Gatorade. "It was a the shadow of the majestic race. "I am exhausted", he tough race", he admitted ... and Sierra de Juarez escarpment got weakly smiled. "This is as bad he looked it. However, the first a break just abou~ the 18:00 as the 'Primm"', he grinned, thing on post-race morning the race starting time while those meaning, "bad" ... not "BAD!" fit Manlio did his usual thing: at the north end got the wind "I couldn't get it out of fifth "I swam for 30 minutes ... now I tunnel effect down from the La (gear) so I had to get a foot on can be sore later today!" Rumarosa Grade. the lever and kick it into Mexicali engine wizard The race ran between the neutral", laughed Manlio Paul Victor Romo had two class Sierra and the upper reaches of Moreno Baca, feeling better winners: Moreno and the the Laguna Salada moving into quickly. "I never tried fifth Sonoyta, Sonora-based Hector the rolling hills north of the again." He had eye trouble -he Garcia "1600" which took a Highway 2, accessible in spots couldn't see driving without· hard fought battle over both from the Canon de Guadalupe any lights -and had to radio Eric Williams and Adam Road. There were two brother Jack Moreno and Pfankuch/Rick St. John. checkpoints. One at the Mexicali abogado Arturo The Pros did four laps for bottom of Guadalupe Road and Honold, Manlio's SCORE 220 miles, the Sportsman two at the northernmost series partner in Class 12 for entries three laps and Safari section along the Acueducto on-track help. "My lights went cars two. There were 93 • Road. Like any course that away. I followed a Sportsman starters and only 42 finishers: follows the front of a major until they caught up to me and a lowly 45%. Twenty-three of mountain range there were lots put on another light bar." He the 59 Pros finished. The seven of rocks. Many racers remarked had not decided to race the Pro 1 ls did three laps. Ten of that CORP did a terrific job of race ... until that very afternoon the 28 Sportsmen finished, marking the course for a night and his light bar plug didn't while five out of the six Safari race. There was reflective tape properly fit the old rack. vehicles also did so. The time on branches and little blue Tech Tip: Manlio's car has to complete the race was 1-0 reflective squares on· rocks. two alternators and two hours. The local Ejido Luchadores batteries ... on separate, but THE COURSE de! Desierto got 10 pesos or one equal, systems. He will run the A blast furnace wind both buck frnm the many cars that Hector Garcia leaves a good trail of dust as he flies towards the 112-1600 win which was a close one, only 28 seconds apart at the finish. choked the area. Fair enough. his rear "boomper" even before PRO 1 they got out of the pits. As noted before, Pro 1 was Manuel Herrera and Sergio the sole possession of Moreno Ramirez, plus the nearby crew, but Elizandro Yee in his Type rushed to change a IV Jimco was out for blood. The transmission on the first lap at ex-Johnny Phillips "NGM" RMS. The gang did the dirty single seater sounded tough deed in only 45 minutes. After and looked great. There were really getting underway they Yee Racing "Reto Maximo"... only flattened one "Baja" on Maximum Challenge ... T-shirts the way to victory. When they everywhere. Yee, however, had were operational, they were some unexplained trouble running 1:20 lap times in the during the evening and was dark. fourth overall and second in · Toy Technical Time: A class. The learning curve might Chrisman rear end with 1/4-be a touch steep after Class 7. ellipticals. The pitman arm But watch this space. support was an impressive PRO IO hngged-out block of stainless Raymundo Santos del Prado steel. The truck runs knock-watched Yee clean out his offs attaching 37xl2.5 R17LT engine on the way to the BFG Bajas. Must take nine men starting line and said: "He's and a nino to heft one of those crazy! I can only be crazy out suckas. Looks as if this was the there ... but never in the clinic." old Ashley/Smith "Duralast" Ray was probably pretty crazed Ford. They had four (4) aux when he had to make an cooling fans in a zoot heat unscheduled return loop tn the management module mounted pits, finally getting underway in the "bed" ... or call it an aft-way back behind the Safari mounted LRU compartment. cars. The Mexicali Medico was, The three by remote reservoir to be a DNF as was the only bypass dampers were assisted by other "Ten" entry: The 1005 of laterally mounted remote "Team Kennedy Boy" Valencia. torsion bars. The massive front Valencia drove the "R&R end components were Racing" A-arm Jimco· with a controlled by two such Kenny Major motor and a bus unbadged shocks. The front box. The right inboard leather and rear suspension locating boot was tie wrapped on the link pivots were,. well, linked Summers outboard CV setup. along the bottom of the frame They had a smiley on the inside by a large section tie rod. left front wheel on the trailer. Beny Canela had "his right PRO 8 foot planted real deep in the There were three contenders bellowing red Ford but low for the Big Rig crown but only cycle fatigue caught up with one would it. New entry him at the "La Puente de #802'."T'arzan's Toy", Gustavo Salada" bridge under the Coronado and Beny Canela all·. ~utopista. Without a warning, looked very strong. Gustavo· the right rear axle housing and Beny would not finish, nor broke clean off -pitching the would Jorge Rivas and the Dr. "Guilty" truck into (luckily) a Carlos Ibarra mid-engined car. slow speed roll-over. "It was a Rivas a.k.a. "Boomper" was ·breakage roll", said Mike more of a Stock Full or a pre-Jordan. Not due to driver, or runner and Canela was hot on passenger-induced extreme attitudes outside of the normal operating envelope. The truck ended up on its wheels ... three of them, anyway. The entire intact hub, caliper and wheel were found "30 yards away." Gerado Gonzalez drives into the shadows at Laguna Salada on his way to the Class 5 victory. He was the only finisher in class. Allan Gregory gets a little air as he runs to the sixth overall position in the hotly contested class 5-1600 and the class win. Take pity on the poor passenger, Jordan. The veteran co-driver ... he has been with Canela all year. .. has been unfairly tagged as being responsible for Beny's recent string of hardware woes-. Now the all serious students of this motorsport knows that the right hand side of any two seater receives the brunt of the damage of stationary and moving targets; palos verdes, piedras gordas and other race Continued on page 24 Page 22 September 1999 Dusty Times

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Class 9 belonged to Francisco Fernandez, shown here coming off a jump as he heads to the class victory. Elliot Yee and his neat looking truck had a 42 minute lead when he took the checkered flag in _the 7_P_ro_ cl_a_ss_. ____ ,-cars. But that is probably only an avoidance tactic by the d~iver ... not due to any effort on the passenger's part ... although a number of pilots love to shift the blame to the navigator: "Well, its HIS side that caught it!", is not an /MSD" !fffJ?iii,{=lrl uncommon explanation. But some right seaters do not see the humor in such innocent finger pointing and are unable •'1be #\ ance . pertorlll 1g11it\OII 111 tbe world~. period-W'llh associaJionfrom Jim ConMr Racing, MSD posts connngency awards in SCORE & CORR! For a catalog, send $3 to: AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 Henry Brennan Dr. • El Paso, Texas 79936 • Phone: (915) 857-5200 • Fax: (915) 857-3344 Page 24 September 1999 to withstand the slings and arrows of their teammates. Sometimes these guys are pretty sensitive about fingers being pointed or flipped, so be assured that Beny is always solely responsible for all accidents, failures and breakages. . . "We thought that we were out of it" but when the welder got there, and after a huge team effort, Dennis Milner got in to drive and did one more lap ... a long 4:42. But they recognized that they would hour-out on the final lap so they trailered the truck while it was still operational for a nominal third place. PRO 1600 The limited VWs had one hell of a race. Eric Williams had the physical lead over Hector Garcia at the halfway point: Eric came in to swap passengers, spending a precious five minutes while Garcia never let up and passed the halfway point four down on the Timex. Rick St. John and Dave Wilson swapped the team for Adam Pfankuch and Tim B. They left seven back. After the third lap Garcia was 30 seconds back of Williams. Adam spent a millisecond to toss out a fire extinguisher that had come adrift and had been making Tim's life miserable. At the :inal flag Garcia finished two ,econds behind Williams who :iad started 30 seconds in front: Jarcia by 2 7 ! Garcia's Curry Chassis car, :)Utfitted with a Victor Romo power plant; is · prepared by Ventura Motorsports of Mexicali and for this race had a video cameraman in from Mexico OF. Leo Pedroza said that he "loves Formula One and CART but had never seen an off road race." He is now a fan. I guess that's what going to the races with a winning team will do for you. St. John was unimpressed with the bead lock wheels on his KIT car: "I couldn't tell that the tire was going flat. The car handled fine and pulled good on the hard stuff. But in the sand wash (where the tire put down too large of a footprint) the car was acting as if the engine was going away." Dave said that "I looked in my Illirror but couldn't see any evidence of flopping and flapping that is typical with a flat tire. We only knew that it was flat when we stopped and drove through the pits." Rick was also grumpy about his helmet: "This (helmet) had a new pumper fitting and the hose kept coming off. And I ##$$"$% forgot to tape my helmet." Rick had a good explanation: "The 5-1600 that I had, you could raise up in the seat and have the body shield the sun. Not in this car, where we sit so low." He had Dave reach around and score a piece of duct tape that was supposed to hold the pumper hose and slap it on his visor for some relief. "Dave had a rag and would clean my helmet. He would steer the car while I pushed in my pumper hose." He gave it hell after the tire change: "Hey! If I ain't makin' up time, I quit (racing)!" . And another complaint: "Up at the bridge the spectators were down in the wash ... I had to weave through their camps. Dusty Times

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And the VP fuel guys had a searchlight that shined down the track inta your eyes. First I had the sun then I had the headlights in my eyes." He said that he could "drive the car as fast as it would go. It's working real good. I think that I could squeeze a little more out of the motor. Then I had '501' (winner Gerardo Gonzalez) pass me and really roost me but he was down and out of the car just before the main pits. Although one light was off the racers never knew it: The lights were great. We didn't even know that one was out." Eric Williams passed (Garcia's) "Pacho" car half ways around ... blew by him on the last lap. "Earlier I had to follow a '7' and hit him· and bent the lights. The truck went off and we had some spectators straighten them for us." Co-driver Davis was stoked: "At mile marker 35 we had 15 seconds on (the Pacho car)." The shifter knob came off. "Wes Davis found it bouncing around the floor_ and put it back on for me." These guys were gung-ho. They came down Thursday and roughed it in the dez. They pre-ran during the morning and in the evening in a stock Ranger with cold air conditioning ... laying low like lizards during the heat of the day. ' Second place Eric Williams tells his race tale: Thursday - July I st Headed to the desert. Stopped at Pinto Wash (outside of Ocotillo) for lunch, where it was already I IO plus degrees. This is where I decided to run the air conditioner with the generator on for the next four days non-stop. After lunch we then headed into Mexicali where we wandered around looking Jor the Mexican Highway 2. You will be happy to know this only took us an hour and a half, which enabled us to direct all others that followed and got lost to where we· were. There wasn't a road that we didn't know in our search for mile marker "3 7". Finally we found it and set up the main pit area at course mile marker "0". Now it was I I 7 degrees and we were wondering how we were going to pre-run our open, non-air conditioning vehicles without cooking from the inside out. Being real men we decided to take two of the trucks out and see what this course was all about. After mild heat exhaustion and dehydration we crawled through the sand toward the cool shelter of the motor home and took a four hour siesta. Having awakened finding it to be midnight, we stepped outside to see that no one else had arrived and that the weather was now bearable - so we hopped into the borrowed 4-seat pre-runner to inspect the course at night and take a little joy ride. (Thanks Jason for the buggy.) With few tools and sparse supplies we ventured out to the middle of nowhere only to discover that the alternator light started to fldsh and we were losing oil. This ended that journey and we headed back to camp wondering if we would make it back without having to push the buggy. We were relieved when our prayers were Dusty Times Sergio Duran's truck went as fast as it looked good and he was the easy winner in Class 7S, winning by almost an hour. · answered and we arrived safely at 3:00 a.m . We decided that was enough excitement f OT the first day and went to bed. Friday - July 2nd. Slept in until lunch time. We now decided to pre-run in co-driver Craig's air conditioning stock Ford Ranger, giving up the fast ride for a cool one. After this pre-run we headed to contingency in Mexicali which was moved to a new location and we were now lost for the second time. Once we arrived everything went smoothly and we headed back to camp. Returning at I I :30 p.m. we were welcomed by a steak dinner prepared by co-driver Wes Davis. Being satisfied by the meat and knowing this was out last opportunity to pre-run we took the race car for a final shake down and any last minute light adjustments. Again falling into bed at 3:00 a.m . Saturday • July 3rd Race Day We awoke at 2:00 p.m. to the arrival of our first chase crew. Noticed that it was one of the coolest days at I 07 degrees, preparations began for our evening race. With minor adjustments, final inspections and last minute instructions we were now ready for a 6:00 p.m. start. 1st Lap There were eight cars in our class and we were the third car off the line, headed off in our first of four 55 mile laps. We passed the second place car halfway through this lap in a rough section and started tlie hunt for the first place car. Eric Williams took the chase road next to the course followed by Carlos Ibarra's 801 mid-engined truck, who was last to the line. Ten miles later we passed the first place car on a smooth dirt road -placing us now in first po.sition. We completed Lap I in this position with co-driver Craig Caddow ... very excited for such a great start. We completed this lap in one hour I 2 minutes. 2nd Lap Ran 50 of the 55 miles without incident and then we hit a total dust storm running into the back of a larger vehicle, knocking the lights out of adjustment. We immediately pulled over and were assisted b.y spectators with a temporary fix. We were ten minutes from a pit stop and the co-driver change with Wes Davis running the second half of the race. Remaining in first place we ran this lap in one hour 17 minutes. "This was a hard race," agreed both co-drivers, Wes Davis (Laps 1 and 2) and Craig Caddow. This was Craig's first off road race and he was stoked about it. (Besides, it was only Erk 's fourth race.) Craig is a professional_ driver: a school bus pilot for the SDUSD. He got hooked up with the race team through Eric ... who is a fellow ham. Not as in "jamon", but as in "radios." 3rd Lap We ran this lap clean. However, driver Eric Williams decided to pull into the main pit thinking he had a flat tire due to the car's handling. There were no flats and the car was handling fine but the driver was getting tunnel vision at his first night race. Finished this lap still in first position with a time of one hour 25 minutes. Eric finished with a seriously taco'd left rear rim with the not-so-inner-anymore tube peeking out but still full of air. Eric runs a Kenny Major motor in the '94 Jimco. "I am the fourth owner of this car; we do the prep ourselves and I have to thank 'JB' (John Brindell) over at ORW. It was brilliant. And Kenny (Major), Williams Marco Troncoso was the 5-1600 Sportsman winner, but it was a tough fight. He won by only a minute and a half. September 1999 . Hugo Avila took the Class 11 win by a 24 minute margin, his good looking car a decided winner at Laguna Salada. Tel-Data (WTD), and my transmission is out of Mendeola." They did NOT carry a spare as Craig is, well, how to say this delicately ... a big ol' 230 pound boy (plus Eric's self-admitted not-so-fat 125-16 ass) and they decided that they could use the weight non-disadvantage and left the spare in the pi ts. 4th Lap Starting this lap with a six second lead. Five miles into this last lap the WTD car was overtaken, "nerfed", by the second place car ( of Hector Garcia). Driver Eric is now on a mission to catch the first place car and used that tunnel vision to his advantage to aggressively hunt down that position and pass this car in time to be first car over the line in the I /2- I 600 class. Even with such a great finish we placed second by 28 seconds in this class with the official start-to-finish time of five hours I 2 minutes. We again fell into bed at 3:00 a.m., satisfied with the overall performance of our team. We were the third car to cross the finish line out of 7 3 cars. "Salada" was their first night race and the team dug it: "No distractions out there. I only got a spot light in my face one time. You could easily see the two foot high rocks in the sand at night!" One final note: W e were impressed with the vehicle turnout and the markings on the race course. We appreciate the time and effort that went into the preparation for this event. We look forward to being involved with CORP again. Miguel Barraza (#1601) just made the start line in time and was never the same, finishing in fourth place ahead of Ramon Chaves who was the last finisher. DNFs: Martin Gonzalez (1602) was hard on the gas right off the line but was not to finish as was the fate of Erick Duran's #1618, the "Duran Freight Special." (Note: Ever try any durian fruit? That "dirty socks" delicacy from Borneo?) The same fate was in store for Jacobo Quintero whose car came in on a string. PRO S Gerardo Gonzalez' first passenger had an open face helmet without goggles. 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Benny Canela came down from Indio to race his Ford truck but it Eric Williams hustles through the fading sunlight but he failed to hustle JA Covas heads his good looking 5-1600 towards the checkered flag, taking the second spot only three and a half minutes out of the win. worse tor the wear after his rear- a threat, were out with a bad ending at a "San Felipe 200" transmission not much past checkpoint. Check I on the first lap. Bill said wasn't his day, mechanical problems put him on the trailer. for 28 seconds and he finished second in 1/2-1600. "Puro Valle'' YW had a good with Alonso Aguilar and Jose fastest car in the class ... off the run going until they were Beta. Three additional minutes line, anyway ... but he was the sidelined before the main pits back in third was Jose Luis steadiest and beat four ocher on the second lap. They did Herrejon at eighth overall. "7S" trucks. Hector and recover for the win and ninth Marco Nunez, in the Team Fernando Real drove a hoc I :31 overall. The Wyatts had a lady Klosko VW, was fourth with a lap then disappeared. Real was passenger on the radio whose serious smile on the right front way out of shape and almost cook high pitched audio was real wheel. The crew saluted fallen out chis observer who found a tough to handle for the KIT warrior Juan Ortiz with friendly Foothill Palo Verde for team who had the same radio "Siempre En El Equipo." Their protection. The ocher rigs were frequency. Ruben Garcia was "parts car" and chase truck had happy to be able to complete a driving a rare NON-a fortune of unsecured parts lap under two hours. Edmundo convertible VW. Gonzalez was and pieces out for inspection at "Bachi" Dias was second an hoiir the only class finisher. the Hotel Colonial: an engine, behind. PRO 5-1600 a welder, tool boxes, tires and Refugio Fonseca's "Tweety Once again the Allan halogen pit lights. Bird" Ford was taking it easy, Gregory team went on their lid Efren Gastelum was a late envisioning a long night, but this time they took the win. starter in amongst the Pro 7 cars perhaps? It was, as they finally Driver Steve Kobiyashi but persevered to a late sixth finished the third lap at 02:36 suggested that the added bondo place. before houring out. from the last two consecutive Many strong teams did not PRO 9 CORP tip-overs raised the car's fare well including the Casanova/ Winner Francisco Fernandez center of gravity so much that Fouquette car, Pietro Brasea, Eric (902) was a Lalo Mayoral the roll-over was pretty much Muller and Carlos Davila all prepped buggy. Their race was no unavoidable. Body man Jason were side-lined. day at the beach, i.e. the shores Lee might feel like the low man PRO 7 of semi-wet Laguna Salada, as on the totem pole when they The Pro 7 class was yet the always strong Navarrette brin,g back the result of their another Elliot Yee benefit as the buggy would not quit. Alejandro h andiwork for him to repair. yellow Yee-McNeil Ford was an and Leonardo had a strong Tonight the plethora of order of magnitude smoother second lap but slowed enthusiastic spectators got the and controllable than all ochers dramatically on the final turn. ex-Ledezma car back on its feet in the class. In fact, rhe only This, coupled with Fernandez.' in one quick hurry to defeat the ocher finisher was Luis Chavez. 38+ mph first lap, spelled second J.A. Covas rig by three and a Victor Islas, the Mexicali Meat place by l 2 minutes. half minutes. They had to add Man, actually passed Check 2... Jose Gonzalez had trouble some oil and the Covas' passed on the top loop ... and was shifting off the start but got his them but Allan· passed them headed toward the finish line on rhythm back and took third right back. Matt Peterson rode his last lap only to DNF. pl_a~e. Alfredo "KSTRO" Castro with Steve and Allan's son Alberto Gonzalez had three came up from the Sportsman Jason was his co-pilot. people in the King Cab and ranks and found the row tough The Covas' were on the ended up shedding body panels to hoe with an inordinately long ragged edge of losing the right right and left, getting in two laps second lap and two other so-sos front tire's cohesiveness so before they were done but not before bowing out of the event. were happy for the second finished, so to speak. Jaime and Gabriel Boquiren's place and seventh overall. J.A . PRO 7S entry was a two seater running and J.C. Covas were teamed Sergio Duran was almost the solo. Jaime appears co be no The Ben Dietrich DNF Story: that Ivan was found hanging * I got a flat and had to put a around the Hanson pit, helmet front tire on the rear. in hand, and asking if Bill was * I fl,ipped the belt. tired yet. Bill stopped every lap ... • I lost the alternator. for lights, first, then for gas and • I got lost. drinks ... I drank all of my water * The chase crew lost me. (The early ... and would have also Buzzard eventually found him pitted before the lase lap if the and got him back to home base.) car had made it. Ben's car's alternator blew out Hanson said chat while sitting the spacer behind the pulley and in line for the start he noticed ate itself up. Ben has moved up chat (909) Samuel Cisneros, who from Sportsman and has found was right in front, had a Power the going not so easy anymore. Pulley and a Bug Pack fan Bill Hanson planned on iron-shroud. "I would have protested manning the, course so he him ... ifl had finished." A word admittedly "was driving to the wise? conservatively" in an aggressive PRO 11 set up. I ran (the car) light: no Hugo Avila outlasted six other spare, no jack .. . I jettisoned Herbies for the three lap win. everything." "I forgot to jettison Avila pushed the issue from the the air in the tires, however. I ran green flag, driving a healthy 30 with hard tires and it was rough." mph pace for the first lap then Bill admitted. letting everyone else play catch In face, he wouldd. ettison the up or break. The Fernando Flores teeth off his ring an pinion 51 gang ... the passenger was actively miles into the third lap. "I just waving and directing the driver .. . had no more forward motion at but although the car was an uphill." The Fisher Chrysle.r burbling in the rough was always dealership Business Manager in che hunt, if Avila had suffered said. "I had checked the any mishap ... but they were 24 transmission after the 'San Felipe minutes back at the end. Miguel 200' and it looked good." It Mexia was third and Gerardo wasn'r. Montijo got a trouble filled He said that "it was a fun fourth place. race ... it was not for the wild and The Gerardo Montijo Rosseau crazy (see Santos de! Prado's Report: comment regarding Yee) ... and "We had some problems with there were people everywhere, the electrical system before early, but after midnight they Checkpoint 1 (we lost about an had all left and the course was hour in the first lap and 30 totally different. minutes in the third lap), then we Tony and Ivan Gomez, always took fourth place and may be ItM1mleekm1 'fype I IRS $ 99.00 & I.Ip-«. $199.00 & up-ex. $250.00 & up Outright $300.00 Outright Thrifty Val Special Used Complete D\P motor $299.00-ex. 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Leo and Alex Navarrete pass the enthusiastic crowd as they head for Luis Chavez and Salvador Ruvalcaba finished second in Class 7 after Fernando and Mario Flores were the second place finishers in Class the second place finish in C1ass 9. a loooong 220 mile run to the checkered flag. 11 and they were only 24 minutes away from the win. Ray Santos Del Prado was a DNF in Class 1 O but he sure looked Ruben Garcia has a beautiful Class 5 car but this race was to be a Eduardo Diaz ran.his 7S truck to a nice second in Class, finishing the . good here, catching lots of air agai[Jst a_most beautiful backdrop. DNF for reasons of which we are not aware. race almost an hour in arrears at the CORP Salada 200. continue in second in the The Sportsman mini-VWs The Safari class had· fi~e-· 2nd of July and raced his two seat end~d tip loaning out one, o(rri·y championship but I don't know had a full field - 14 cars -and a finishers out of six s ta rt·e rs. Kernpre-runner in the four car spare 'CV s· to the team of Jacobo how many points behind the first. tough battle for the win. Marco Ricardo Cons won the two lap buggy race and won U.S. $500. Quintero. Now rha t's The story continues. .. and Enrique Troncoso burned in race -just like in San Felipe - Four 27 second laps makes for a sportsmariship." (Note: the current Pro 11 a hot 37 mph first lap to build a_ in about four hours while fine hourly rare: nice work ... if Dollar Deals points are Hugo Avila, 50; cushion over Arturo Cervantes second place Lorenzo·Dojaquez you can get it. Bob goes down to The overall winner received Gerardo Montijo, 50 and Miguel who did the same on rhe·last lap. was 20 minutes behind. My Del Mar with his motor home, an .extra U.S. $200 and all PRO Mexia, 46.) They split the difference on the scribbled, child-like notes gets in free since he is a racer, winr1ers were guaranteed U.S. I will prepare my carfor Santa middle lap with Troncoso getting mention that Dojaquez sounded brings his own beer, his own $ 2 50 (the Pro fee) or 4 0% veronica. We did not start 'Baja the win by only 90 seconds. good. Luivan Voelker (or coffee, his own· food and then payback, contingent upon 500' because not receive money to Adoifo Ayaia was a half hour · Yolkera, ja?) wa~ . only 23 lives IN 1he fairgrounds for a few completing the race and with at race (you understand). back with F ran•ci sco Pacheco m inures behind the winner. days. least rwo cars in the class._· The The Manuel Contreras "La lagging by a few more. Pacl~eco Masaso Shiba Okada's car Motorman's Holiday Sportsman class winners got a Sierra Gang" was a well detailed came off the start wirh Pro 7 sounded unhealrhy right from "1600" ace Vic Bruckmann refund of rhc entry fee ... U.S. · little car, although they DNEed. "Bachi" Dia,-: and Pro 5-1600 the start. They were lucky, it was not racing, was nor pitting, $150 .. . wid1, again, at least twb The witness marks of dusted oil Manuel Ibarra right on his rear. seems, to make the two laps in was not nothing so he dropped cars in rhe class and a Finish.The suggest that the team had had to (A number of racers did nor take fourth place. Francisco Delgado by the race. "I had been testing Safari winner gets the U.S.$ I 00 add a little lubricant on their the 18:00 start time seriously or, was fifth. Armando Cota was the over around Plaster City and I entry refund ... same rules. ody_ssey. They make a fashion more probably, well short-lone Safari DNF. thought that I'd see how ir was • Gearbox Groanings statement with the use of the changed by the detour on EL CHISMOSO going over here with Eric A rare appearance by "El stock plastic "VW" hub covers Highway 2 which slowed up the Tech Talk (Williams)." A serious off roader, Taller J.E. F. E." Jorge Vargas was inside the stock steel wheels. program a lot.) The ever vigilant Tech Crew I would say. a welcome sighr. The sometimes They carry two spares inside rhe Arturo Is1as was fifth "only" of Bill Hammack had to put on Vic had to pass on rhe CORP Challenger pilot showed off the camped control compartment. 42 •minutes in arrears from their "Bad Cop" faces and race as the SCORE Fireworks left wrist that was so badly One thing that they DO need is winner Troncoso. This was a chastise .two reams for overly-was just too close for hardware damaged those many years ago at to put lock wire on the spring good race in a tight class. Felipe aggressive front bumper comfort; two weeks hence. the "Parker 400." He will carry steel valve cover hold-downs. Paramo was sixth and Rene construction. Both the "5-1600" Williams said that "Bruckmann, the stainless steel hardware SPORTSMAN CLASSES · Prieto seventh. . winning VW of Allan Gre&ory . the points leader in SCORE, forever. ■ SPORTSMAN 10 Fernando Jacobo got off to a and the victorious "1600' of The "Cachanillas Trucking" poor start. They stopped a half Hector Garcia had l / 2-inch car of Carlos Herrera and rhe mile our from rhe start where angle iron welded to the front of buggy of Roberto Romo were they lost some time. They were . their bash bars. Bill "asked" them unable to complete the event. reported ro have missed turning to remove the sharp edged strips: SPORTSMAN 8 on that all important fuel pump "On the rear we can understand; The big, bad Scout of switch. They were' eventually · that's 'defensive'. This can only Armando Bravo sounded very listed as MIA, taking almost four cause damage." They all agreed. BAD indeed and really plowed hours to do the first lap then All Limited class winners were through the whoops turning a making Check 2 after midnight. P&G'd and all were found in fairly.quick 1:21 first lap. SPORTSMAN9 accordancewi.rhrheregularions. Unfortunately, they would only Jesse Miller and Dennis Self-Assured reach the first check on their next Lawson were each running solo The CORP supporters are time around. Emilio Rodriguez in their two seater to the class assembling a self-insurance fund drove a tidy Bronco II pre-win and seventh Sportsman. • for racers who might be injured runner/Dakar-looking rig to the CORP regular Juan Mayoral ran during an event. Alfonso Lacarra win. Emelio, Ivan Aceves and for not much longer than 20 · explairred that racers would have Jose Luis Cruz did their three minutes, going out past Check l. to ante up a per race 300 peso laps in 5:38, not too bad, SPORTSMAN 7 assessment which would be considering. There were no finishers. Out administered by experienced and SPORTSMAN 5 of rhe three competitors, only reliable racers including Jose Cervantes rook his time, Jose Villa had the goods as_ ·he Mexicalians Alfonso and Carlos had a good time and _won the cleared the first checkpoint on Davila, TJ's Alfred Munoz, Perry small class in his VW. Hector his last lap just 'round midnight McNeil and Guillermo Soltero; Sanchez' "521" ran steel wheels, but was never seen at Check 2. Ensenadans Marco Nunez and DNFing with a sackee out left SPORTSMAN 11 Federico Montes; and San rear arm. It took rhe team 250 Neither of the little cars could Diegan Larry Kern. minutes to complete the first lap. get the checkered flag. Antonio The Last Dog Hung At the stare they stopped one Paramo did one lap in 2:24 and The last Pro to finish was Luis quick half mile out for a look-Joel Cervantes, Guillermo Godoy Chavez in 7, at 8:45:27. · see by their friends then and Carlos Prado passed through Big Payday continued on. Check 2 and called it a night. KIT pitter Robert Gillingham SPORTSMAN 5-1600 SAFARI went ro rhe Del Mar Fair on the Dusty Times September 1999 I ;1QURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 . Daily UPS _ Visa and Mastercard 7 I WEREAQY ~ We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-3376 Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fix/; !RS repair boots or bur l l gallon· "Fast-Fil/" dump cons. Both new products can save you race time. . ' . Race Smarl-Be Sate 103 Pross Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 I ' I L--------------------,------··--- -· Page 27

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,.. J 24 Hour Rally In Mexico By Paula Gibeault Photos: P. Gibeault & Enrique Gijong .... ~ . j.,;., -~ .. ,. ·-"' Gabriel and Javier Marin were the big winners at the 41st running of the 24 hour rally, their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V shown here at speed. The Rally of the 24 Hours in Mexico is a dazzling feast ·of an event, so rich in experiences it will dizzy you. Especially if you have never run a big event out-of-the-country, you are barraged with all the sights and sounds of a new culture along with the demands of running a tough, competitive rally. Six U.S. teams were privileged to be invited· to year's event on July 23-24, and whik the eventful winners were, as expected, Gabriel and Javier Marin in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5, the "gringos" all ran a good rally. As one of the six teams, my husband Mike and I agreed with our teammates that having a good time was the first priority - and that we did! From start to finish the organizers treated us like VIPs and the warmth of their welcome has left a glowing impression after the details of the rally itself fade. The 24. Hours, this year running its 41st edition, is one of the oldest automotive competitions on the continent. Originally created to emulate the famous Monte Carlo Rally in Europe, it was a very brisk time-s peed-distance event with a Friday afternoon start in the capital city and Friday evening sections, and a break for the night in a resort town outside of Mexico City. Then came the "24 Hours" -from Saturday morning to Sunday morning nonstop. Over the years various U.S. teams have made the trek down to challenge this grueling event, but· the daunting 2,000 mile tow has kept most teams away. This year event sponsor Texaco-Havoline, in an effort to boost the international stature of the event, sent a car carrier to the border crossing between Tijuana and California to transport the American teams' cars down and back. The organizing group, the French Automobile Club (CAF), the largest rally club in the. country, has aspirations of eventually bringing the 24 Hours into the World Rally Ghampionship. It assigned one of its best, a businessman and rallyist named Luis Lagos, to negotiate his way through the maze of bureaucratic hurdles thrown up by Customs. On the U.S. side, rallyist Tony Chavez supported his efforts and kept our teams constantly updated by e-mail. It was a far cry from the "old days" of driving the rally car down and back and allotting a hundred dollar,s for bribes at the border! Other changes have been made in the past few years to bring the rally closer to world rally specs. The format is now two days with no overnight runs and will go to three days next year. It is strictly special stages and transits, using the FIA timing system and route book layout. This was reassuring to our intrepid six teams, because everything about the rally itself felt familiar, while our surroundings were so different. Our first wake-up call was riding out to nearby Toluca, the city hosting the rally start, with chieforganizer Patrick Suberville and a conscientious fellow named Angel who had been assigned to . escort us at all times. As we blazed around cars at breakneck speed, riding bumpers and· d·arting fnto openings, we realized why the Mexican drivers are so adept on the paved stages, and must make excellent road racers. They practice every day on the way to work! . We spent the night in a beautiful hotel, and fussed over our cars in the morning before taking them over to the large town square to put them on display. Tech inspection consisted of weighing the cars! The crowds were friendly, interested, and plentiful. It was a real thrill for us all to be counted down on the start ramp surrounded by walls of spectators and, of course, the "Texaco Girls." The transit out to Carlos Martinez and Eduardo Bernal drove their VW Golf with great speed and finesse, finishing third overall. the fi~st stage felt like a race in itself, and miracle of miracles, the police were standing at intersections waving us through as we went bombing by! This continued to be a unique pleasure throughout the rally - we never quite got used to it. We had a few minutes to -inspect the competition -most transits weren't so kind. Gabriel Marin, fresh off a creditable ninth overall in his first U.S. ProRally (not bad for someone used to pacenoting every event he runs) was expected to sweep this event, as he has each of the three previous rallies in the Mexican Rally Championship this season. His Evo 5 stood out from the vast number of Volkswagens - mostly Golfs with or without the VR6 motor, and the occasional A-4 Audi. Importing cars such as lmprezas and Celicas - or any car not manufactured in Mexico -is impossible on a permanent basis, so most of the local rallyists run what's easily available. In general, while only the well to do can rally, there are few, even among that group, that can afford the extra cost of a state-of-the-art car. This isn't very different from the States! Still, they been experimenting with turbocharging the VR6s, and can push. even the Golfs in stock trim to amazingly fast stage times. Their finishing fields are extremely low, but the combination of very tight transits, rough roads, and sometimes, overenthusiastic driving explains this. In our group, Tony Chavez, with local co-d river ·Alejandro Aguilar in his Galant VR-4, and Justin Benham and Dave Day in their Dodge Omni, declared they were going to get in the spirit and "go for it." The rest of us decided follow Doug Sue Robinson's plan for their Mazda 323: just drive briskly to finish. Bill Nation, who had picked up our daughter Chrissy Beavis as a co-driver for his Mazda RX-7 at the last minute, has run a number of Mexican rallies, and knows they are hard to complete without damage or time penalties. Dennis and Claire Chizma had brought Herbie, their VW Beetle with the #53, and discovered it was extremely popular with the Mexican crowds! Mike and I, who have both run the 24 Hours before, were here for fun, driving time, and a chance to break in our freshly built VW Jetta Gli. At least we were in the land of VW parts when the expected problems occurred with the new car! The "Nevado de Toluca" -Toluca's Snowy One -is .a huge volcano rising 12,000 feet above the countryside. The famous first stage of the 24 Hours, which is said to be the highest stage in the world, climbs several thousand feet and 13.5 kilome-ters up a smooth, twis-ty dirt road to a small parking area well above the tree line. Normally swathed in clouds, on this bright and sparky day it was surrounded by blue sky, some puffy cumulous clouds, and breathtaking views of forested hills on one side and Toluca's farming valley on the other. Actually, the altitude itself was literally breathtaking, and you needed to move slowly to avoid feeling dizzy from the lack of oxygen. Gabriel .Marin had won the stage but Tony was ecstatic with his second fastest time. A distinct disappointment was the retirement of the new VW Golf Turbo of Agustin Zamora and Jaime Del Palacio. Zamora was the biggest threat to Marin and has won the 24 Hours four times. One of the other flashy cars in the event had the hood up, the 2.5 liter BMW 323ti of Erwin Richter and Agustin Acevedo, which is actually sponsored by the Continued on page 30 Dennis and Claire Chizma and their VW found themselves extremely Mike Gibeault and Chrissy Beavis pose before Nevada de Toluca Bill Nation and Chrissy Beavis fly through the dark of the night and popular with the local rally fans. ___ volcano while Erwin Richter's BMW gets some TLC. skip across and through the wonderful mud to eighth _ov_e_ra_ll_. __ Page 28 September 1999 Dusty Times

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. Doug and Sue Robinson catch a little air in their Mazda 323 GTX, Erwin Richter and Augustin Acevedo ran their BMW 323ti for the win Tony Chavez and local navigator Alejandro Aguilar had some problems they finished a remarkable sixth overall on the grueling 24 hour run. but supercharger inlet problems left them out in the cold. on the second stage in the Mitsubishi Ga/ant. up with a typically ingenious winding cobblestone streets and rain finally slacking off. later learned that the Robinsons After repairs at the tire change and solution - use the air filter's hose whitewashed shops with red tile The paved stages were, for the had actually been fifth overall at Friday's six paved stages run run directly to the inlet to bypass roofs. It overlooks a huge lake most part, well banked and one point. Angel appeared to backwards, he was, amazingly, the supercharger. Oh well, back created in the 1940s for smooth, although some sections whisk us away to a beautiful resort managing to hang on to second to the drawing board and just hydroelectric power and drinking had nasty potholes and others had hotel overlooking the lake, where overall. push harder to· make up for the water. The area has become a downed branches to dodge. The two large suites had been reserved The field was down to 20 cars lack of boost! popular weekend destination for first stage had a unique section for the Americanos. as they came back into Valle de On the second stage, which the city-weary residents of where you raced across the top of The 6:00 a.m. wake-up call was Bravo for the last service. Pedro took us back down the same road Mexico's capital, and water sports the dam! Speed bumps and dips accompanied by the sound of exotic Garcia's Golf VR6 had moved up to the base of the volcano, Tony and outdoor activities abound, as offered an occasional hazard, as birds in the trees surrounding the to third as other teams retired, but got a bit too much into the spirit well as dozens of tiny shops filled well as wandering dogs, horses, hotel. The 8:00 a.m. restart in the he was still six minutes behind the and went off the road up a bank. with the unique and varied wares and cows. It was incredible to see zocalo was accomplished with BMW, which was four minutes He managed to get going again of the local artisans. Best of all, 50 spectators lining the sides of music and a loud announcer, then behind the Evo. This is a typical but seemed to be having clutch the town square or "zocalo" has a the street in the little towns on the rally retraced five of Friday's dirt spread for this event! Mike and I problems. The Robinsons had huge twin towered old church transits -even at midnight - stages, backwards, followed by a rejoined the rally at this point, as their own brief off and decided to that presided over the rally's cheering you on or waving. In brief service opportunity in the tiny cid several other DNFs, as they cool it a bit. Marin won again with festivities. A stage, P.A. system, fact, in a few towns, they had town of Temascaltepec for had a special prize for the last Patrick Silve's VR6 Golf second the start ramp, huge plastic covers blocked the rally route and we changing back to pavement tires. section to honor the Texaco fastest. overhead, and of course, the had to follow a local rally car to None ofour. teams took advantage sponsor, Guillermo Hernandez, The next transit had _been sponsors' banners had appeared figure out a different way back of this - in fact, the Robinsons were who had done so much to elevate modified by a driver's bulletin along two sides of the square. onto the course. driving on their well worn the event to its current status. (like the route book, translated After turning in time cards, the Alas, Justin "Slideways" Michelins for the whole event! Once again it began to rain as into English for us) but several teams threaded their way through Benham discovered the puddles On Stage 23, Gabriel Marin we lined up in the zocalo, and this teams, including a few of the the narrow one-way streets, which on the stages could be tricky. He came upon a local pickup trying to downpour made Friday's look like gringos, didn't get it right and we discovered were usually filled slid wide on a right hander and cross the road before the first car, a drizzle. Instantly the streets were took some penalties. A beautiful, with a line of cars inching along, to clipped the bank, but managed to and broadsided him. His Lancer flooding and rushit1g water was well-banked road swept down a the service area. This is a large get going again. Unknown to him, was not damaged badly and the pouring down the gutters. It was densely forested canyon until grassy lot enclosed by walls where the left front suspension was organizers took care of the local incredible! Even more amazing, surprise! W c had to stop and the most amazing parking -or damaged, but he didn't discover truck, hut Marin protested and had even though the temperature was crawl by a large wedding party, should I say packing - job took this until another right hander the stage cancelled -on the spot! in the 60s, it snowed on the nearby some 20 men on horseback place. While quite a few of the gave him the surprise of his life - Bill and Chrissy were disappointed mountain the rally was to traverse! wearing decorated capes and the original 45 entrants had retired, the car just went straight! His as they had had a good time on it, In addition, a tree was toppled by same number of women in long there were still many cars and their dilemma was captured perfectly but pacing themselves and rain or lightning and blocked the dark dresses, all carrying tall stalks service vehicles to fit in -and on his in-car video camera. First surviving seemed more and more road, so the organizers were faced of incredibly bright red flowers. somehow it all worked! The team he is sliding toward a tree, then important. Marin continued his with rerouting the competitors via The highway was the only way to of tow vehicles hired by the the view shifts to the right -not lead and Erwin Richter was second, a caravan to the next stage. By the get to their destination, and so it organizers kept arriving with dead good, a HUGE white wa II. but on Stage 24, the same road we time the rally arrived at that paved was theirs! cars, the taco stand served delicious Somehow he gets the car aimed a had DNF'd on, he had suspension stage, the rain was already slacking On the next stage, a rough food and a full bar, and the ever- bit more to the right, and yes! problems on the BMW, and off. The locals are completely one, Herbie broke a shock and popular stereo system blared out There is a large black wrought finished the section with one comer accustomed to these temporary had to slow down, we lost were a pop tunes in a hospitality tent. The iron gate with his name on it! He practically dragging on the ground. delays, and someone always seems bit smoother, so we ran them then tropical showers that had been late·r explained that the gate decided to head to the service and holding off finally arrived, but the looked mighty good after the tree see if we could fun run. We found crews had already rigged up tarps and the wall, so he plowed right out that Marin still led with Silve to work under. into it. Several hours followed of second and the Golf of Rodrigo Back at the zocalo for the negotiating with the owner Ordonez in third. To our delight, restart, we joined the surviving (someone gave the fellow a photo we discovered that Justin and teams under the plastic tenting and $100 and he was satisfied), Dave were solidly in fourth which, we realized, protected the pushing the car out, and waiting overall. cars and crowds from the for the tow truck, but eventually The rally now headed to its pounding rain. The final six stages the team and their dented Omni headquarters for the rest of the Friday night were all paved -the appeared at the service area. event, the'. pi-eturesque town o.f. Mexican's favorites. We were Dave, who was experiencing his Valle de Bravo, some 50 miles allowed to follow the pack to test first ever rally, was still bursting into the mountains west of our Jetta on pavement. We with enthusias.m for the ~hole Toluca. The town rambles over headed out;of town along the edge event. He had oeen so carsick lush green hills with narrow, of the lake in the dark, with the that Justin had been helping him C)l C1lu.5 · - C · every step of the way reading the R~. . 1iNG routes and calculating arrival ~ times, and yet had still been - posting blazing stage times! It was RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL. SHOE!. SIMPSON Hdmets SNELL 95. SA 95 H)R SOD/\ Complete Blower Systems for sin!!lC or douhle scat <.:ars. Helmet 1:onvcrsions. mo! hoxes. Complete line of PYROTEC1. FILLER Safety Produ<.:L-; & BEU Motorsports. We ship UPS daily. From $299.00 5153 Bowden Avenue - San Diego - CA - 92117 - 619-279-2509 Page 30 a shame they couldn't continue, but they were already plotting next year's strategy. The teams came back into the service area around 2:00 a.m., still hyped about the last stage, which had been on the main paved highway from Toluca! Gabriel Marin had a stranglehold on first overall and was cruising. Erwin Richter had broken a shock on Stage 7 but now had repaired the BMW and had won six of the eight paved stages, putting him in second overall. Our three U.S. teams remaining were still running strong, but were very ready for a few hours sleep. We September 1999 Amid the beautiful scenery, Pedro Garcia and Antonio Estape took their VW Golf _VR6 to a penalty free second overall. Dusty Times

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Mike and Paula Gibeault drove the awfully shiny VW Jetta to a DNF The start of the rally in Toluca drew a ton of spectators, all eyeing the Justin Benham and Dave Day had a bit of a run in with an iron gate on but enjoyed the entire rally. It was the third time they'd run here! trick looking cars as they head for the start. to have a chain saw ready to remove standings, the entire rulebook to event will attract increasing the offending tree! download, a discussion group, and numbers of international entrants The last section included a · photos. Most pages are in both - two teams from Costa Rica and loop around a hill on one of the . English and Spanish. two from France are expected next nicest dirt stages in the event, run If the wonderful time our six year. The organizers are doing twice in a row. Unfortunately, it teams had is any indication, this thin~s ri~ht - buildinf a solid base a stage and smartly decided to retire at that point. for future growth and easing the California Rally Series drivers. Our locals into new requirements year six teams are already planning our after year. Whether they attain strategies for next year's event and their goal of WRC status remains will be most happy to add the to be seen, but they have created ;i "international touch" to this fervent and vocal fan base among excellent and deserving rally. ■ .--o -··--.................................. v .............. .b ,....,., .... ,. was the first time the stage had ever been used, and a few local kids decided it would be fun to roll large rocks into the road as the cars were approaching. Bill actually hit one, but the sturdy RX-7 wasn't damaged. · The organizers will have to decide. whether this problem can be overcome and the stage can be used again. The mountain stage remained cancelled, so the rally only had one final paved stage before the finish. The Robinsons and the RX-7 missed a turnoff and wound up at a prison on a dead-end road, where lights and sirens came on and the guards came out to investigate. Needless to say, they turned around and hightailed it back to the GERMAN AUTO intersection! Aias, the B&fW had gone over one speed bump too many and had broken a rear trailing arm, with only one stage left to run. It was parked next to the road, looking forlorn. The Golfs of Pedro Garcia and Carlos Martinez moved up into second and third, 10 minutes and 14 minutes behind Marin. For the U.S. teams remaining, it :was sweet indeed to pull into the zocalo for the final time, where the crowd was so thick they could barely inch forward to go over the start ramp. In fact, they had to leave the cars where they sat, unable to move out of the line! The band was blasting its music, the Texaco girls - and yes, that was Justin up there too! - were throwing t-shirts and hats to the excited crowd, the TV cameras were rolling - it was an incredible finish the likes of which none of our teams had ever experienced. Then the fireworks started! After several hours -of this the rally group headed over to a local private discotheque. to dance the night away. The workers, organizers, and rallyists seemed to have gotten their second wind, and the atmosphere was jubila'nt. The three teams who completed the entire event were awarded trophies then, as the formal awards banquet was not to be held until the following Friday -;mother 24 Hours tradition. In the past, the finishing positions were kept a secret until the banquet. But now, again bowing to current convention, the results and stage times were posted on the Internet in an Excel file you can download. 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r -CORR AT JOLIET, ILLINOIS walker Wins -wow! Photos:]. Neme.cek/]&L Photo Walker Evans drove hard and beat all the other guys in Pro 4 in round 1 at Joliet and came back for a fourth place finish in the second round. Walker Evans, driving his Orleans Hotel and Casino sponsored Chevy took the honors in Pro 4, Round 5 at Joliet, Illinois during the third weekend in July. Walker, who has been racing off road for more years than he would like to remember, showed all the other guys the way home, ~~k-...... I I ' ing a decisive win over some very tough competition. Rob MacCachren and Jack Flannery spent the entire race dueHng with each other but neither was able to catch Walker and Rob took the sec-ond spot and Flannery took third. Scott Douglas was fourth and rookie Adrian WebCa WebCam proudly pi world class racing ca S.C.O.R.E. racing's greatesrreoms Cenni took me· fifth place honors. In Round 6, Scott Douglas was the big winner, although he and Jamey Flannery went at it hammer and tong all race . long. Jamey was the placing truck, dad Flannery was third and Walker took fourth place honors in spite of a rollover Johnny Greaves celebrates his two first place finishes in the Pro Lite Division before an enthusiastic crowd. but· he landed on his wheels and went on for the good fin-ish. In Pro 2 Dan VandenHeuvel was the first round winner, keeping his Chevy ahead of Evan Evans who gallantly gave him a run for the prize. Scott Taylor was able to grab the third place spot and Jamey Flannery took fourth. In Round 6, Scott Taylor took the gold medal, Carl Renezeder, a rookie, was sec-ond and he is also third in Pro 2 points, Jamey Flannery took third and Lonnie Andrews was the fourth place finisher. In the Pro Lite, Johnny Greaves took the top_ honors in Round 5, Jason Crowder settled for the second spot, . Jeff Kincaid was the third place finisher and Chris Brandt was fourth. In the sixth round, Johnny Greaves did it again, Art Schmitt took the second place honors, Jason Crowder was third and Chris Brandt re-peated in the fourth spot. In the Single Buggy class, Mark Krueger took the first round win, Mark Steinhardt was second, J. Svanda was third and Steve Federico took the fourth spot. n the next round, Steve Federico took the top honors, Tom Surace was second, Gary Behrens was the third place winner and fourth spot went to T. Crump. In Sportsman Stock, Keith Steele took the honors in the first round, Randy Zimonick was second, Mark Oberg was third and the fourth place spot went to Eric Dawson . AGAIN! ,wered Toyolq" J 1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE • RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 92507, USA • 909/36.9~5144 • Page 32 September 1999 Dusty Times

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Joe Wutke Ill, the Garden State Kid, took first in round 1, second in Scott Douglas won the second round in Pro 4 at Joliet and was the Jason Crowder (47) competes with Johnny Greaves at Joliet. Jason round 2 in Super Buggy for a really great day. fourth place finisher in the ~fif;_st_r,~ou_n_d_. ---~-~---took a second and a third place in the two heats. In the second round, Eric Schwalbe was third and Scott t1t1on, the first round, G. bronze medal winner and was Dan Baudoux, Dave Dawson took the win. G. Powell was the fourth place Stingl~ was the first place fin- . Aaron Behrens 'was the fourth Hockers was second, Bob Kawelski was the second car finisher. isher, R. Andrews was second, plate finisher again. Flanagan was third and the to finish, Bruce Til·kens was In the second round, Mike H. Barnum was third and In the Sportsman 2 contest, fourth place finish went to Joe third and Troy Tate was the Geiser was the big winner, Joe fourth place went to Aaron Dave Hockers took the win in Zilisch. fourth place finisher. Wutke took the second spot, Behrens. Round i, Dan Baudoux was The weather was good, the .In the Super Buggy cat-Milt Brinker was third and the The second round had second, Joe Zilisch was the crowd was enthusiastic and all egory, Joe Wutke was the big fourth place position went to Steve Alderman taking the third place finisher and fourth the compet-itors seemed to winner in the first round, . S. Olson. gold medal, L. Andrews took place went to Sam Konitzer. have a good time, win, place Olson was second, Scott In the Single Light compe-the silver, J. Hosking was the The second round winner or show. ■ Dan VandenHeuvel flew his good looking Chevy to a first place and a Dan Boudoux had a great time in Sportsman 2, taking second place "How did I get way out here" says Curt LeDuc, finding himself in the seventh place in the heats· at Joliet in the Pro 2 Division. . 0.!_~e first round and winning the second race. ____________ tires in the midst of the somewhat chaotic start. ~ HVPERCCILS INDY to -DAYTONA to BAJA 'D~ A PART OF WINNING , • v' Accurate rates! (+/-2%) v' Consistent installed heights! (+/-2%) v' Engineered and manufactured for optimum performance and durability! (Maximum traver & Lightest weight) . . ' .. · · v' 100% Magna Flux Inspected! Dusty Times 2 1/2", 3" & 3 5/8" I.D. Comple_t_e _range of rates and lengths , In stock and· ready. to ship 66.1 -940-551 5 September 1999 Page 33 I -

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..... [_ VORRA LOVELOCK 250 Scahill Takes overall By Forest Creasy Photos: Chris Radboume Dennis Kordonowy was the man to beat, he took the Class 1 O honors, two races in a row and he was third overall as well. T earn. This red rocket Raceco was flying with a dust free track and set the stage witli a 1:07:10 and while finishing Lap 1 created keep a spec-tacle for pit row participants by putting on an aerial display over a couple of whoops. Randy Miller said, "I didn't bring my car out, but watching Stiles was worth the trip." Stiles could only muster one lap and be-gan his trip home. Second off the line was Sam Berri fresh off of his Best in the Tom Scahill was the big overall winner at Lovelock, shown here in his good looking truck on the way to first overall. Desert Silver State 300 win. Sam Tom Scahill takes the Class 8 course type racing, with a desert e_xtra $ 1000 t? be divided between _ came into the Lovelock race first and overall win at the VORRA type terrain. Fernley's brand new five racers via raffle. The event in class and looked to extend -his Lovelock 25.0 in Lovelock, NV, facility and Reno's bright lights will sc_heduled ~or July 10th went off · points.lead. It was not to be on this presented by Sturgeons ijotel & bring out the best of the best in off ~itho_ut a hitch _wtth tech and reg- day as the always hard and fast Casino, but before the race a look road racing and the extended La- istra~ion on_ Fnday and the race racer fell upon bad luck. After hav-into the future. VORRA's race bor Day weekend will get your startmg at hig~ noon on Saturd~y. ing lost one head on his powerful schedule has racers going to a new adrenaline flowing and "blood The race cons1sted of four 60 mile Type 4 he finished Lap 1 in over event on September 4, 5 & 6. The pumping. I expect a terrific show- l~ps_ for all Pro classes, three for three hours. On the second lap the Fernley Off Road Challenge will be ing and hope to see you there. Limited Pro classes and Sportsman other head let go; sa·la ve. I talked in Fernley, NV only 30 minutes Back to the action. VORRA's cla~~es. . . . to Sam after the race and he told east of Reno, NV. fhe race wiii be second desert race and f~mrth race Hey silt happens and tl~at's me that the motor was running to similar tc the Laughlin Challenge of the 1999 season was in what 48 cars foun? ?ut on this 90 lean and with the heavy silt and featuring racing on both Saturday Lovelock, Nevada. The Sturgeons plus degree day. This was a brand hot temperatures his day ended and Sunday on a 15 mile course. Hotel & Casino put on a heck of a new event for VORRA racers on a shortly. I will say this for Sam There will be plenty of racing dur- greeting for all of the VORRA rac- brand new trac~. . though, I have raced with VORRA ing each day to allow spectators ers. Sturgeons put up an extra Class I was ftrst off t?e lme ~nd for over ten years and I can't re-and racers alike to enjoy short $ 1000 for overall finishers and an honors went to the Sttles member the last time Sam took a TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING~ INC CONGRATULATIONS Brad Inch and Kenny Freeman (12) 1600 WINNERS - MOR KARTECK 400 We Race And Win With Our Own Products. Transaxle Engineering Jeff Field Page 34 818-998-2739 9763 Variel Avenue Chatsworth, CA 91311 September 1999 DNF, watch for Sam on the po-dium next race. Frank Fillespie had the same fate as his truck could only complete one lap and would have to end his day prematurely. The race was then up to three super flat competitors. Like Scahill, two wen~ powered by V -8s and the other a nice looking Jimco Type 4 driven by Kevin Ohnstad. Ohnstad starting in the middle of the pack · was-also flying in his neatly painted yellow ride. Hey look out kids this was not a school bus as Ohnstad blistered the field with fast lap of the day with a l :05:46. Right on his tail in a 1940s Jeep, with more desert miles than a hungry buzzard, was the team of Don and Chris German. In third and loving every minute of every horsepower was the dust of Jerry and Linda Wald. As the silt got deeper and deeper the lap times got slower, but the battle for first still waged on and by the end of Laps 2 and 3 the three cars still came in minutes apart. While I was having fun changing a fan belt I got a first hand look at the battle. Ohnstad was still leading, but the motor did not sound well at all. In fact, Ohn-stad could not complete the last lap and it was later learned that mo-tor problems put his car on the trailer for good. Don and Chris German took over the Class 1 lead on the last lap and came in for the Class 1 vic-tory. I did not hear of them having any problems and a nice cold beer at the finish line was the only thing that could get them out of that sweet ride. To the victors go the spoils as the Germans also took sec-ond overall and a healthy sum back ro Petaluma. Second in class and fourth overall went to Jerry and Linda Wald, who also reported a very favorable day, having minimal problems and I believe this was their best finish yet to date in Class 1. Class 8 was next off the start-ing grid. Five Metallica like heavy metal machines took the line with Tom Scahill having the honors. Scahill ran off an impressive 1: 11 :33. Second in the gate was Dudley Tranum recording a 1:13:43, following Tranum was Kenny Barger, then Jim Bosman who was looking for back to back victories following his Yerington 300 win, and then Bruce Fields. Fields managed just one lap and headed home. Lap 2 was much of the same as Scahill kept the pedal to the metal recording a 1:10:34. Followed by Tranum nine minutes behind, and then Bosman now third only seven minutes behind Tranum. Barger had some down time on Lap 2 and fell to fourth. Though the Scahill lead was in-creasing, his foot did not become any lighter. Recording fast lap for the class of Lap 3 of 1:10:33, ex-tended his lead and finished Lap 4 and the race with plenty of time in hand. After five plus hours of rac-ing he learned that he was the first in and you could see those pearly whites through that face full of dirt. Scahill put on quite a show, as well as, the best post-race BBQ of the weekend. Second on this Saturday was Kenny Brager as Tranum and Bos-man could not complete another lap. Look for each Class 8 truck at the next VORRA event and espe-cially The Fernley Challenge. Next off the line were the Class l Os. By far the most competitive class of the day these guys put on quite a show. First off the line was "flying" Bob Martin, flying because you can often catch him in a plane above the track, instead of on the track. Martin recorded fast lap of the day in a nifty l: 14:3 7 and led by just seconds over Ron Foster's rabbit powered machine. Next was the Abreu racing machine driven by Lance Abreu just over two min-utes behind. Winner of the Yering-ton 300, Dennis Kordonowy (core-don-a-way} was next in his mid-engine special two minutes behind Abreu. Next in was the team of Rob Parsons and Jim Cast, just seconds behind Kordonowy. Troy Robinson was driving hard, but had some down time as he completed Lap I abut 18 minutes off the lead. The Lesher father and son team were unable to complete a lap, but ironi-Continued on page 36 Dusty Times

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Kevin Ohnstad was flying high for a while, but there was an engine He was in the hunt for the Class B win, but Kenny Brager had to settle Forest Creasy took the Class 9 win at Lovelock, in spite of lots of flat tires and alternator adjusting strap breakage. problem on the third lap and he went to the trailer early. for the second spot in class at Lovelock. cal!y were one of the last people 2. Falling off the lead, but now in seater. He was quick off the line back in the pits as VORRA would second was Abreu, followed by Par- opening a five minute lead on For-like to thank them for fishing out sons and Cast less than ten min- est Creasy (me) who was next off a lot of cars in a mile wide mound utes behind. The last lap was anti- the line. After Checkpoint 2 John of silt. climatic as Kordonowy came in Creasy's ring and pinion decided to The show continued finishing first in class; second win in as many let go and he and his co-driver had Lap 2. Coming off an impressive tries, and a nice third overall to fin- a nine mile walk back to the pits. first lap Foster was able to overtake ish out a very hot and dusty day. While he was walking I got a rock ·the lead and was half way to vie- Abreu continued to run consistent caught between the shifter and the tory. Making a charge to the front and finished with a nice second nose cone of the transmission fore-was Kordonowy and was now sec- place. The comedy team of Parsons ing me to get out of the car. Try-ond behind Foster by just under & Cast finished the day with a po- ing to get back in quickly I was able three minutes. Abre·u was now dium finish, third on the day. Mar- to get going without losing a posi-third, having some down time and tin got out of Lap 2 and Sam Berri tion and took over the lead. Tom it was not too severe as he came in got in figuring he had not gotten Hatch, who started behind me got three plus minutes behind Kordon- his fill of fun in yet. Berri could stuck 100 feet off the starting line. owy. Parsons and Cast were run- only get one more lap in finishing Fortunately for him he brought his ning fourth in their beautiful red only three laps and fourth in class. go-go-gadget shovel and was going twin seat A-arm followed closely in Robinson came in shortly after in no time. by Robinson who had gotten back Berri for a fifth place-finish. Rob- After Lap 1 I was leading by a on way. Martin after leading Lap 1 inson reported motor problems all good 45 minutes, but on Lap 2 I soon found out that it may end dif- day and could only manage three had 30 minutes of down time with ferently that it starts was not run- laps as well. After a sweet start a broken alternator strap and right ning sixth. Foster could only get two quick front flat. Hatch never made it The race for the top spot was laps in and a sixth place finish. back around for his second lap, as still hotly contested as Lap 3 came The Class 9 entry was small, but he hit hard breaking the right side to a close. Kordonowy was now formidable. John Creasy was off ball joints and ending his quest for leadin~ after a ~as and ~o on. Lap first in his stars and stripes two a first place finish. Meanwhile I charged intothe white flag lap with Third after Lap 1 belonged to Gary another broken alternator strap Skipton a good 45 minutes behind and a tossed fan belt. I changed the the lead, and Mike Koenig, winner fan belt and was able to get the of the Yerington 300, was fourth checkered flag with another front with over a four hour lap. The two flat tire. other trucks belonging to Ricky This makes back to back victo- Gonzalez and James Fuhs respec-ries for myself and the Creasy Rae- tively did not complete a single lap ing T earn, sponsored by Folsom both taking DNFs. Lumber in Folsom, California. .McBride wasn't letting up as a Hatch finished second in his brand ·1 :36: 59 was good enough for fast new two seater and looks for bet- lap of the day after Lap 2. He did ter luck in the next race. The other get stuck in the silt on the last lap, Creasy, John, hopes next time that but McBride finished in first with if he breaks its not as hot, as he plenty of time to spare. He looks looks for redemption in Fallon. t0 make it two in a row at the next The Class 7 trucks followed the race. After a nice three hour vaca-9s off the line. There were six tion lap, Schrader completed Lap trucks taking the green flag. After 2 and that was good enough for the Lap 1 newcomer Andy McBride silver medal. Third, after plenty of had the lead by two minutes over desert time in and out of his truck Tim Schrader. Schrader, who likes was Koenig with another long lap. to be efficient doesn't trailer his Skipton was never seen again, end-truck up to the race, he drives it ing the day with only one lap in up and then he drives it home. hand a fourth for the day. Schrader also has that CD player Sportsman Veteran was another cranking as coming into start/fin- quick class. The class was formed ish I believe AC/DC was playing. to allow a step into getting into a Elbach Springs Is proud to announce It's complete line or ultra high qualitv off-road springs. Available in 10, 12, 14 & 16 inch free lengths with 3" ID. A wen designed & manufactured spring will last thousands or cycles, even In the cruelest desen environments. That's whv top chassis builder MIile Julson chooses Elbach Springs. He knows what it takes to win ... Now so do JOU. Spring to Success ... ........_, lie. • PIIDll848 7ti2 8700 • lll1l'llllr: Prill' ...... 81193801854 Page 36 September 1999 Dusty Times

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Sam Berri flies across a road on his way to a terrible DNF. Sam was Jerry and Linda Wald ran to a great fourth overall, second in class Jim Bosman won at Yerington but it wasn't his day, plowing through having engine problems all day and final/ parked his car. and admittedly had a great day in northern Nevada. the dust at Lovelock as he failed to finish the required laps. Ron Foster led Class 1 O for a while but he disappeared from the fray Parsons and Cast were the third car across the line in Class 10, shown Frank Gillespie in his Childress looking Chevy wasn't able to make more than one lap and was on the trailer, waiting for the next one. after lap 2, reason unknown to the author. · here at the road crossing on the way to the flag. Pro class, but allow the competi-hungry because both Bradford hours ending his day on the half-tors to race the entire event. The cars didn't make it around to way poii;tt. Bill Smith was the only class has been very popular and complete Lap 1. Also Hooter cart~ complete Lap 3 and stopped very competitive thus far this sea- Meyer with a brand new motor there ta.king the Sportsmari Vet son. Points leader Randy Miller began to hear a knock and it win. was unable to fix his car for this . wasn't the mailman at the door. Sportsman Trucks were next as event, so the door was open for his He wouldn't complete a lap and Jared & Chad Wilson were run-competition to gain much needed had a nice drive back to Sacra-ning first followed by Doug points. Honors went to Dan Nutt mento. Furthermore, Pam and Seymor less than a minute be-in his beautiful looking two seater. Dale Smith would end up belly hind. Doug Seymor could only try He gave his co-driver-quite a ride pan deep in the silt beds and Gary to dupiicate last race, as he was asheranoffal:l5:5lfortheearly Steele reported, you guessed it, fortunate enough·to give gold class lead. motor problems and each could medallist Picabo Street a ride. Next in was Gary Steele a only complete one lap. What she called, ·"as exciting as couple minutes behind Nutt in his The finish of the second 'lap anything I have ever done." Dan two liter single seat Toyota. The brought Everett Paul back into Morose was third after having to margin grew as third in, ten min-the lead looking for back to back change a tire and ran ten minutes utes later, was Everett Paul. Hus- victories. Well, Paul's luck ended behind. Ben Wald, son of Jerry band and wife team of Dale and there as another motor problem and Linda Wald, finished the Pam Smith in their nice looking in the endless string of air-cooled longest lap of the day in just over 5-1600 were next in with a time casualties stopped Paul's car and six hours to complete a heck of a of just over two hours. Bill Smith was unable to complete another day. Steve Lucena never saw the was having some down time early lap. Bill Smith was second in and start line again having never com-and was running behind the sounded strong going into Lap 3. pleted the first lap. The battle up Smiths in fifth. Dan Nutt, after a great first lap, front was getting tighter as Well, the silt must have been completed Lap 2 in over four Seymor took over the lead after Lap 2 by just a minute over Mo-rose, while the Wilson brothers were a couple minutes back. Lap 3 found Seymor holding onto the lead for the white flag lap, but Morose wasn't giving in as each ran identical time's on Lap 3. The Wiisons never came around again. The last lap was go for broke for Morose and that is just what happened as the Seymor crew came into the finish line with over an hour lead on Morose. Morose came in wit just un er a with a little eja vu a ter is sec-three hour checkered lap and a ond place finish in the Yerington well deserved second place after race. Mark Christenson took third a Yerington 300 win. Seymor re-and Andy Wald, yes another ported no major problem as his lap Wald, took fourth. times revealed and left Lovelock I will report on the Fallon 250 with a smile and a first place tro- · next month, as the race will be phy for his wall. completed by the time you read Sportsman Novice were next. this. The next race is the Fernley This class is for racers with less Off Road Challenge on September · than two years experience and 4, 5 & 6. Come one and ali, it will looking to experience off road rac-be a great weekend. Also don't far-ing with minimal cost_. Even get about VORRA's fabulous short though the money and cars may course three race challenge. The not be as big, the competition is short course racing starts on Sep-still fierce. Three cars made up tember 25 & 26 with the others this class, half the entry from the being October 9 & 10, and Octo-Yerington race. Terrie Tavis took ber 30 & 31. Bring your chairs, the lead off the green flag leading coolers, and cameras for these ex-all the way for her first victory in citing races. her first ever desert race. Great With four races on the books job Terrie. Second in the class was the points look like this. Class 1: Charles Bryan which makes two Sam Berri-208, Kevin Ohnstad-87. races two seconds. Third went to Class 7: Mike Koenig-245, Tim Jason Sacks who completed only Schrader-205. Class 8: Tom Sea-two laps in just under six hours. hill- I 25, Jim Bosman-I 08. Class 9: · · Pilots were the last ones to take Forest Creasy-199, John Creasy-the green flag, requiring only one 194. Class 10: Rob Parsons-259, lapofracinginordertominimize Bob Martin-213. Sportsman passing situations with cars. Trucks: Don Sutton-157, Ben VORRA is the only organization Wald-152. Sportsman Veteran: I know of that has Pilot racing in Randy Miller-I 73, Hooter Meyers-the desert so if you own a Pilot 166. 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BRUSH RUN 101 Flannery Wins The Big one! Photos: J&L Photography Eric Dawson had a first place and a second place in Sportsman Stock and, needless to say, Eric was the points winner at Crandon. Jack Flannery won the prestegious and money heavy Governor's Cup at Crandon, yet another good looking trophy for the display. Jack Flannery didn't fare too well in the four Pro 4 heats at Crandon, but he did take home all the marbles in the Governor's Cup and a pretty good sized chun~ of money goes along with the tro-phy. Jack and his Chevy are al-ways competitive no matter what-venue he is racing in and we cer-tainly hope he continues his rac-ing activities for a long, long time. In the Pro 4 competition, there were 13 trucks entered, four heats tci contend with and there were . lots-of win,ners and plenty of fierce competition. Jamey Flannery took · the first heat and then finished second, third and second in the_· ensuing heats. Rob MacCachren won the second heat after finish- . ing seventh in Heat 1 and he rounded out his weekend with a fourth and a third in the next two hears.-Curt.LeDuc took the win in the third heat, after an eighth and a fifth place finishi and was fourth in the last contest. Walker Evans took the fourth heat after logging in a fourth, a sii:cth and a very late finish in the · Joe Zilisch is definitely #1, he took both Rounds of the Sportsman 2 action at Crandon and he leads the points for the season. third heat. Scott Douglas had a managed a sixth place in the last second, fourth, second and sev- heat. enth for his weekend. Also, Rod In the four Pro 2 contests, 14 Millen was on hand with his very trucks were in contention and new Toyota Tundra but only Jamey Flannery won the first and I HONDA Power .. Equipment · , KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER TO_~-f) Racer and Spectator D'iscounts •GENERATORS •WELDERS -•GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES •WATER PUMPS •OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWNMOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS •RIDING MOWERS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE DoEsf DELIVERY TO TI-IE RA.CFS AVAILABLE • PLEAsE CAIL AHEAD EX1000 KAWAGUCHI HONDA 3532E.3RDS-C.Las~CA9CXJ63•323.264.3936, 264~5858 FAX 264.2136 &()NDA Power Equipment Page 38 ~/SA : s A L E . s ' s E R V I C E ' p A R T s No~h;r\_~ 's ~C'lP-r. ~-l H O N D A P O W E R E Q U I P M E N T S P E C I A L I S T 1U lll, J5 ~A.A. ~ for optm:um pc~or.n.ltlce and ~a..'C'ty. pie-,\$< l't::Jd" 0\~1h.•r"s m.1nu:1I b..·fore o~r:inng your Hond:t Po"·<r Equipment. Spccitkatlons subJel'l to ct-.. 1.ngt' \\iL'iou t nolke!.· "E-st!m.He ~111ly . b;-is('d on r.Jl('d lo.:ad. •B;lll('ry not UH:lud('d ,,.ith E~t35'X>~XK I. E~15000SXK I and C::90500S:X. 0W ith bdaery tr.1y kit. 1,1,·h~ls & h~1.."1~('r. Conn("('Uon to houSt po\\:c-r r~ulrt's tr.msfer d'l"\;te to ,wo1,! po-ss1ble tn~u:-)· to pc:~·('r C'ompanr p..-rsonnd . Consult a qu.1.lined r-lt'ctrh.•ian. September 1999 Dusty Times

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Walker Evans took one of t/Je heats in Pro 4, shown here at speed Curt LeDuc had one win in the four rounds of Pro 4, and he ended up Art Schmitt takes to the air in his Nissan at Crandon. Art won one of and Walker was sixth in points at Crandon. fourth in points at the Brush Run 101 at Crandon. the four heats and was third in points in Pro Lite. ,-;~· ,L, ,, ~~ . Rod Millen was suffering from new truck blues at the Brush Run 101 Dan Vanden Heuvel flies his Chevy high and far In the Pro 2 contest Scott Taylor was happy, he won two of the four Pro 2 heats and he was third in points for the weekend at the Brush Run 101. but when it was running it sure looked good. but he was only_good for a 7th, a 3rd, a 6th and a 5th. then took two seconds and a third ond round, Steve Federico took in the next races. Scott Taylor the second spot, Tom Surace wonthesecondheatafteraninth was thi-rd and Mike Seefeldt place in #1 and he followed that took the fourth finishing posi-with a late finish in Heat 3 and tion. · then went on to win the fourth · -In the two rounds of the Su-heat, for a very good weekend. per Buggy competition, there 1=3rendan Gau_ghan didn't run the were 18 cars in competition and first two heats but he did finish the first round went to Larry first and second in the last two Gourlie, second spot went to contests, just a whisker away from Phil Goudie, third was Chad the win in the last heat, a very Hord and fourth spot was won good showing in the Orleans Ho-by Bryan Bemloeher. tel and Casino Chevy. Carl Ren- . The second round was won ezeder drove his Chevy to a great by Joe Wutkee III, second spot third, sixth, third and fourth in his went to Scott Schwalbe, third contests for a more than respect-place finisher was Phil Gourlie able finish to the weekend. Dan and fourth was picked up by VandenHeuvel had a se~enth, Ryan Mulder. third, sixth and fifth place finish Sportsman 2 had a 16 car en-for his weekend's work. try and the first round went this In the Pro Lite fracas, 15 ve- way - Joe Zilisch took the hon-hides were looking for the win ors, Dan Baudoux took second, but it was Jeff Kincaid who won Milan Mazanec was third and the.hotly contested first round, Bob Flanagan was the fourth then took three second places finisher. for the remainder of the week-In the second round, Joe end. Johnny Greaves won Zilisch did it again, taking the Rounds 2 and 4 with a second gold medal, Dave Hockers was and an ei_ghth in the other second across the line, Joe heats. Art Schmitt won Round Brozovich was third and J. 3 after a 12th and a third and Hallgren was the fourth finisher. another third place finish fol-Sportsman Stock had 13 en-lowed his win. Al Walentowsky tries and Round 1 was taken by had a third, a fourth and a pair Eric Dawson, in second place of ninth place finishes for the was Bruce Tilkens, Keith Steele weekend. was third and fourth place went In the Single Lite Group1 no to Larry Edgerton. less than 26 cars took to the In the second round, Keith field and it was Herman Barnum Steele won the first place who won the first round, Ben medal, Eric Dawson was second, O'Connell came in second, G. Kawleski was third and Mike Hintz was third and Molly fourth went to M. Gelhausen. Morter was fourth to cross the The Brush Run 101 has been finish line. running at Crandon for too In the second round, Mike many years to remember and we Hintz took the win, Ben certainly hope it will continue O'Connell was second, John for many more years as a mecca Huven was third and J. Hosking for the midwest off road racer. was the fourth finisher. 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California Rally series Report By Sue Robinson The CRS raffle is taking shape. We are putting together lots of "fabulous" prizes to raise funds for new rally equipment for the club. Chad DiMarco at Sube Sports has donated a Cobra racing seat. Ken Beard at SusqL1ehanna Motor-sports is putting together a gift certificate and other items to be raffled off as well. There will also be discounted rally entries, rally cross entries and rally t-shirts in the pot. Starting at the Gorman Rally tickets will be on sale for $5 a piece. Raid your piggy banks and buy some tickets - otherwise we will be out there timing stages with a sundial and using two cans and a string for communications! Six CRS teams traveled to Me.xico to compete in the 24 Hours of Mexico City Rally on July 23rd and 24th. This race has been running for 41 years and is definitely a don't miss event. Texaco of Mexico was kind enough to provide a transporter to haul the racecar down at no cost to the teams. Tony Chavez acted as the U.S. liaison and did a tremendous job coordinating all of the details to gel the teams across the border and to the start line. Luis Lagos and Gilles Spitalier met the group at the air-port in Mexico City and whisked us off to the town of Toluca. Jaime del Palacio provided his personal pace notes. Those are sacred pa-pers to any navigator so sharing is absolutely saintly. Angel Frias Rodriguez personally saw to our every need the entire weekend. We owe these people a huge debt for making our trip such a success. Muchas Gracias! It was a whirlwind weekend of serious rallying. 45 cars started the event on Friday afternoon and by Saturday night only 17 were left. Three of the six U.S. teams fin-ished. Bill Nation and Chrissy Beavis. in an RX7, Dennis and Claire Chizma in an old VW bug "Herbie" and Doug and Sue Rob-inson in a Mazda 323 were able to make it to the finish line in Valle de Bravo to the cheering of thousands of people in the town square. Tony Chavez and Alejandro Aguiler, Mike and Paula Gibeault had mechanical difficulties on the first day and did not finish. Justin Benham and Dave Day had a wild ride Friday night when they bent a wheel and axle unknowingly and then overcooked a corner. When Justin realized they weren't going to make the corner he looked up and saw stone walls and a big tree. At the last second he spied a set of gates and literally We-WDuU L@ 'f D I1ttrDdau, Two N~ Vut.dorr TD Our Lut Of F~~u WE WELCOME: TRAILMASTER SUSPENSION AND BOATEC FIBERGLASS PRODUCTS FOR TRUCKS TAYLOR PLUG WIRES SPIRAL OR PRO-WIRE $24.95 TYPE Ill REAR 5-LUG GERMAN DRUMS $89.95 FOX 5/8 1 C1' COIL OVER W/ RESEVOIRS $280.00 ASK ABOUT NEVADA OFFROAD T-SHIRTS N.O.R.B. 930CV OVER BOOT $10.95 H-4 7' ROUND HEADLIGHT BULBS NEW PIAA H-3 PLATNIUM BULBS BURNS 85 WATTS PRODUCES 130 WATTS OF LIGHT MUST MENTION AD TO RECIEVE AD PRICES ..... . VISIT ROB MACCACHREN'S WEB PAGE gate crashed into someone's yard. That was the end of his evening. Just as well as Dave was new to navigating and got car sick early in the day. His new nickname is "Ralph"! Justin ended up driving with the route book in his lap and the time card in his shifter hand. Talk about multitalented. The Mexican teams were amazed that the CRS teams did not change from rally tires to pavement tires and still did so well. The Robinsons were fifth, Bill and Chrissy were seventh, and the Chizmas were 13th in the finish order. The thing that sticks in my mind the most vividly were the transits between race stages. In the U.S. they are pretty casual with time for changing a flat or a quick repair. However, in Mexico it is like the running of the bulls in T ecate - mayhem. You fly down the road to get to your next check point with maybe a minute to spare. When they caravan as a group they drive 70! Road hazards include chickens, pigs and dogs. All of the teams who partici-pated this year are going again next year. The organizers are planning three days of rallying in the year 2000. Considering you are in the car at least 12 hours a day you should get your fill of ral-lying if you attend next year. Af-ter all of that you go to the disco-theque and party til 4:00 a.m. Better start training for it now! One tequila, two tequila ... CAI.I. TOI.I. FREE 1-888-755-5900 Page 40 WE CAN SHIP UPS TO YOUR DOOR ---~ -L~MJ.~ 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW #3 * LAS VEGAS, NV * 891.02 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-GPM * SAT 9AM-5PM (702)871.-5221. FAX September 1999 The Gorman Rally is only three weeks away. Harris Done and Ray Hocker are putting to-gether a great event. This is the second stage rally of the season and should have a good turnout on August 21st. Bruce Brown and his wife Pat should have their Geezer racing car ready by then -a Subaru with air conditioning and a stereo. Rally in comfort I always say. Paula Gibeault will be driving the VW Jetta with hus-band Mike navigating. I guess Mike lost the arm wrestling match. Check out the Gorman re-sults on our website at <>. See you at the Start Line. . ' Challenger earner By Joel Mohr RACE RESULTS!!! SCORE FIREWORKS 250: The weather was very nice for a change, with the high only reaching about 102. It usually gets up into the high 1-teens with everyone fighting for the shade. For the four 60 mile loops in store, seven Challengers started, with Snore Corner SNORE2~i0 the Jimmy Hook/Jimmy Messick entry out to an early lead. Un-fortunately, it only lasted cl lap and a half, ending with a blown trans. Brett Anderson and Laurence Ford had terminal problems before even getting a lap in, and that left four cars to see who could conquer "The no-torious for eating 9s" Barstow desert. Gary Stevens put on a gallant effort, completing three out of four laps, but I didn't get a report on the nature of his fate. The last two laps the or-der was Andy Kisner, Jose Luna, then Eric fisher, with Kisner fin-ishing first well ahead of Fisher and Luna. His triumph turned to tears as a post race inspec-tion DQed him for an illegal fan shroud. I don't know about you, but I can't understand this rule to save my ass. After-market fan shrouds haven't proven to be any kind of speed secret, much less expensive to buy. I can see no reason that they should be disallowed. And this brings us .to Part 2 of this month's Chal-lenger Comer, RUI:.E CLARIFI-CATION. Unfortunately, SCORE, in their infinite wisdom, finally re-leased the new rule book, and has created what turns out to be tur-A big thank you of all of the SNORE volunteer workers. Without all you dedicated workers, our races just wouldn't happen. As you know, SNORE is the only non-profit professional race club in the west and that's why we can pay back so much more money. SNORE'~ workers have been the backbone of the organization for over 30 years. Off roading owes a great debt to the people who work behind the scenes so that our races are good fun for everyone. We all remember our good friend and SNORE volunteer Bob Ellingson, who was killeg when struck by lightning while marking the 1972 SNORE 250 course. He was ding what he loved and will always be missed. I recently raced the MOR race with the help of the CORE Pit Support Team and I want to tell you that Paul Duffy does a damn good job. 1 also raced the SCORE Fireworks, again thanks to the CORE folks and Brad Inch. Sal Fish and his people did a fantastic job with the course and the logistics; off road is well represented by people like Sal and Paul. Now, down to the nitty gritty, the 30th annual SNORE 250, coming up in September. This race is the longest consecutively run race in off road. It is our history, our illustrious past. It was dubbed the "Racers Race• by Jean Calvin and is dedicated to her memory and our wonderful remembrances of her. Our gracious host, Michael Gaughan, owner of the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino raced the first SNORE 250 on a motorcycle! ~ichael raced buggies for many years and came out of retirement to run the 25th annual SNORE 250. The first SNORE 250 was held about where Andre Agassi now Jives at the Spanish Trails golf course. A Jot of things have changed in the last 30 years, but not Michael Gaughan. This year he is hosting a cocktail party before the race, a great awards banquet and he ·is also putting up $2500 in prize money! Past winners of the SNORE 250 read like a Who's Who in off road. Gaughan, Collins, MacCachren, Leighton, Gordon, Dean, Kroyer all have put their names into the winners book of this prestigeous event. I was at the first SNORE 250 and have had a running love affair with off roading ever since. 1 invite you all to join us at the SNORE 250, our premier race and become a part of history too. Race Steward Dusty Times

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moil for many people in the form of unclear of misleading wording in many of the class rules. It's al-ways been a problem, and I had hopes that since it took them so long to put out the new rule book, that just maybe they were refining it. NAAAAAAA. Even some of the current rules listed go back to the stone age. How many of you use a magneto, or run a six volt electrical system? How about a sLeering box? Ob-viously you can't cover every nut and bolt, but there are many questionable areas. Now, being a Limited class means having lim-its, and those limits must be de-finitive. Otherwise, you end up with some bruised egos and maybe some bloody noses. Hav-ing distinct perimeters creates sportsmanship, fairness, and newcomers, as they can buy or see EXACTLY what they will be in for should they decide to join the ranks. Not to mention, they won't feel intimidated by "The older guys that know all of the loop holes." I spent a lot of my time on the phone answering questions about legalities of parts, or clarifications on rules that lease some serious and some-times spendy questions. What I propose, is an additional "Clari-fication Notice", voted on by ac-tive 9 owners, so that we can clear up any possible misunder-standings. Not any changes, just a clearing up, if you will, to the already existing rules. For those of you that are concerned about stifling technology, there is al-ways a better idea no matter how tight the rules get. You mighl just have to get a little craftier. Even with the rules as they exisl, there are many areas that I see some owners overlook. Some of Lhe is-sues that I feel need to be cleared up. are, the use of "Race Gas", cooling systems for shocks, elec-tric fuel pumps mounted on Lhe car (in ten years of racing I've never seen anyone check to see if the pump rod was still in), rod balancing, boost bottles, combus-tion chamber reshaping, rocker shaft choices, and so on. If you would like to participate, E-mail me at MOHRPRF@JUNO.COM. and I'll do all of the phone calling and paper work so we can set these issues to rest. Then, anyone with questions can receive a notice and modify his or her~car accord-ingly. If we get SCORE's bless-ing when it's done, post race tech will be a much nicer place to be. (No offense Art.} Also, when this class was first put together, there was a five year no changes state-ment included, and I personally would like to see it come back. It would make racip.g more appeal-ing because anyone wanting to get into it could more easily buy a car without having to worry about updating it. I could spend pages going over the whys and what-fors on every item, so if you have questions E-mail me or call (7 60) 94 7 -664 7, and I'll give or get you any information I can. Until then, SEE YOU AT THE RACES!!! PIKE'S SERVICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE-TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ..... THANKS! Mobil RESTAURANT SERVICE OPEN 24 HOURS EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT • att~! s!!~~::i:.~~l!ne~ High Horse Power / High Mileage Endurance Race Engines Tired of Not Winning Races? Call (909) 927-5304 !WW IUllT .,,,,,_ fllfllffS 1ft: 7t0"'111/ICIU etAst II a.Ast 41 QASS I I NO TIIIO(I RIU notl(I SIHIIT COIIUI Robby Gordon/ Rob MacCachrcn/ Simon & Simoni Dave Westham/ Baldwin Racing Riviera Racing/ Tim Scalzo/ Kyle & Jason Taylor/ Chuck Harris/ Steve Scaroni/ Larry Plank Evan Evans.I Carl Rcnezederl Mark Stein/ Andataco Molon;ports/ Dave Shoppe/ B & L Racing Scot McMillan I Hardaway Racing/ Dave Bryan/ Conejo OtTroad/ Gu., Vidosola/ Rick John.son Jim Knuckles/ Herzog Racing/ Todd Wittman/ Mike Lesle/ James Gang Racing Dusty Times Magnificent: 7 Race Team By Stephen T. Stenberg, President Hello everyone ! Well, the Baia 500 is over with. Not just for this year, but for this cen-tury as well. Mag 7 pitted 16 racers this race. Ten motor-cycles and quads and six ve-hicles. Of these six motorcycles and two vehicles made it to the finish time before it closed. Mag 7 ran eight pits with Pits 1 and 8 being a double pit out-side of Ojos Negros. Here's how our finishing racers placed in these races. Starting with the motorcycles in Class 30. ED-DIE ZELLER, #305X placed third in class. This was Eddie's first race on his new 400WR Yamaha and i ran great! Next in Class 40 was EIZADORO KARASAWA, #4fl3X who placed first in class. Eizadoro is a Cross Country Champion from Japan. Next in second place was the team of GARY TEPNER, #402X who placed second. Gary's bike had just been rebuilt from the previous 24 Hours Le Fud race in May. Next in class Sports Under 250 was TAKASHl HATSUTA, 202X who took first in class And finally rounding out the motorcycle classes with Sports Ove r 250, KOJI KATOS #25 7X who placed fifth in class and SHOJI YUGE, #256X who placed sixth in class. Those that were DNF were Akihiko Nakajima # 306X Brent Poplawsli #(No Listing}. Brad Jones # and Jesse Jones #53A. Better luck at the 1000 guys. In the vehicle class, we start with Class I Unlimited with .ARTURO LIZARAGA, # 119 who placed 13th in class. The other finisher that Mag 7 had was our "Bruce Cranmore Baja Spirit Award" holder for 1999 which was GEORGE ERL and JERRY PENHALL, # 1218 in Class Score Lites who finished third in class. Eric Deen #552, Ed McLean #947 and Ronald Plunkett #901 and Jeff Kawell # 1208 were all DNF. (Jeff Kawell's girlfriend was one of those injured in that roll over accident involving the Baldwin truck. She broke her back standing 50' away from the turn as she was hit by fly-ing Fiberglass from the truck. __ , ___ ,, 7501 SLATER unit E, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647 (714) 848-8880 PHONE (714) 848-1844 Fax OFF ROAD TRUCK SPECIAUSl'S PRE-RUNIIER SUSPENSION FOR RANGER/ F-150 .,, • BENT I-BEAMS • CUSTOM I-BEAMS • CUSTOM RADIUS ARMS • CAMBURG/EIBACH COILS • CUSTOM COIL BUCKETS • NATIONAL REAR SPRINGS TOYOTA • UPPER A-ARMS • SWAY-A-WAY TORSIONS BARS • DUAL SHOCK KITS • LONG TRAVEL KITS • BILLET RACE HUBS • NATIONAL REAR SPRINGS CE SHOCKS-----.. ILSTEIN SWAY-OIL OVERS -BY PASS -Al CAMBURG PRODUCTS AV AlLABLE AT A FINE DEALER NEAR YOU SOLO MOTORSPORT AZUZA CA, POC MOTORSPORT BREA CA. DUFFCO SANDIMAS CA, BAJA CONCEPTS FALLBROOK CA. AUTOFAB SANTEE CA. MCKENZIES ANAHEIM CA. September 1999 Mag 7 wishes her a speedy recov-ery. This was her first off road race to attend in Baja. Mag 7 is now t ak in g the summer off from racing. While some members will be racing up in the states, our next bike race will be the Baja 1000 in N ovem-ber. Plans for th at race will be-gin in late August, with our fly-ers going out to Mag 7 members in early September. Currently as we are planning pits for ev-ery 50 miles for bikes and quads and ever 100 miles for vehicles. If you are not currently a Mag 7 member and wish to pick up an application for Pit Support for the Baja 1000, give our Race Director a call at (760) 745-5740 or you call contact them through our Mag 7 web site. The address there is http:/ / Just click on the icon for either the :Race Director or myself, the President. We will both be glad to help you out. At this time I wish to recog-nize some of our members for a job well done. For Pit Captains I wish to give thanks to TIM BARLOW, STUART KLIEN and his BURMESE SHA V -ING PIT CREW, STEVE MEYERS, WAYNE & DEB-anger, F-150, PU/Tacoma 10.,C1500 Fullslze HM IEABitfGS · • RODEHDS • MISAUONIIENT SPACERS • UNIBAL CUPS THREDED SLEEVES Page 41

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► ► . -► ► ► -· BIE NEWELL with the Mag 7 Semi Truck, SHAWN & TERRY WELLS, TERRY WICKERSHAM and JOHN VENTERS. These folks have been Mag 7's mainstays for Pit Captains fo r the last vear. Along with this I want to thank a few more individuals for their help in making Mag 7 what it is, the best, if not the oldest, pit service in SCORE racing. These include in no certain or-der, ANDY PINA for his help in equipment, providing Mag 7 with a meeting place through his company PACIFIC RIM MECHANICAL and more re-cently lining up sponsors and new members for Mag 7. CUR-TIS at ID FAB for those great-looking Mag 7 banners and die cut stickers. STUART KLIEN for the Mag 7 flyers and bumper stickers that his company pro-duces. BILL ENDERLY of SKS VALVOLINE who provides Mag 7 with oils, fluids, banners and streamers to help out our Mag 7 racers. RED, JEFF and GREG NELSON from BRADY ARC WELDING who are al-Tu (¥ ways there to provide me with back up welders for our race effbrt JOEY KRYS from JOBSITE SUPPLY COMPANY who has provided Mag 7 with countless items that make rac-ing ~bearable. ALFREDO MUNOZ of UNION 76 FU-ELS, BAJA who became our new fuel supplier last sear for Baja races. Alfredo opens early in the week, stays open 24 hours a day for our pit crews and has our fuel where and when we need it. Both for pre-running and on race week. CYCLE PARES WEST for pro-viding Mag 7 with the motercycle fluids and dump cans that we need to support bikes and quads. It wouldn't be right to not mention some present and past Mag 7 members who have put in countless hours and days helping make Mag 7 what it is today. These are TERRY WALSH who is both my friend, Mag 7's Treasurer and a count-less helper when I have ques-on Mag 7 problems. E BARL IYB!-'J • Largest Selection Of Rodends & Spherical Bearings • BACKSAVER • FIREBOTTLES • BATTERIES SPALFANS • SETRAB COOLERS SILICONE HOSE NED SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT§ • MOTOR OILS • GEAR OILS • GREASES • COOLANTS WE HAVE OVER THE COUNTER §ERVICE WE §HIP UP§ DAILY TO ORDER OR FOR MORE INFOFRMATION CALL 800.959.7757 OR 562.427.2375 fax: 562.426.5294 CHECK OUT DUR PRICE§ ON THE WEB AND DUR HUNDRED§ OF NEW ITEM§ AT: 2865 Gundry Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90806 I v,SA I 111] - -Page 42 • been to more races than I can count. JERRY McMURRY who is our Team's Historian and oldest active mag 7 mem-ber. MIKE WICKERSHAM who takes care of ordering and delivering our T-shirts for the Baja 500 and 1000. Pony Express ... June 29, 1999 Dear Sirs, I am writing this let-ter to your organiza-tion in great despair. At the most recent Baja 500 race I had 10 years plus of my livelihood stolen from me in En-senada, Mexico on June 4, 1999. It was on a Friday, approximately 12:00 noon. Jeff Estrada and my-self arrived in Ense-nada, we found a park-This is the i;ystem run by most off road race winners ing space rather close to contingency, ap-proximately one block away. Then we made our way to the Fair grounds and met up with our fel-low Fair members: Mike Shannon & Co . , to ar-range for our pit Airendara (Pit A) . Af-ter approximately 4 0 minutes, Mike Shannon suggested that Kevin Shannon, Mike's son, and I move our vehicles over to the Corona Ho-tel on the opposite side of the Fair grounds . This way we could all leave in a group for Airendara. (Kevin's truck was parked behind mine.) But it was im-possible to move my truck because I could not find it where I left it. It was missing, gone, no trace, no glass, no skid marks, NO NOTHING! ! ! Still to this day, after many hours and days TRI-MIL BOBCAT QIROME 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR J" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER .--....lfz i 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED September 1999 of stress and heartache, I haven't had any luck with the Mexican Insur-ance Company that I had a policy through. I had purchased full coverage of a $10,000.00 value and all they want to pay is Kelley Blue Book on the vehicle, which was a Toyota 4-Runner, 1985. Since the truck was purchased many improve-ments were made such as: Neopreme bushings throughout, Cab mounts, Springs, Motor mounts, etc. , 3 11 Soft Ride Springs, Conferr Shack-les, Dual rancho front shocks, Single rear with Kicker shocks and Steering Stabilizer, Ranchos. Re-geared to 4: 88 front and rear, Premier welder box, with my own alternator set up. "Dual Output" 10 SI power line rep-lica with 12. 50 Amp. diodes strategically placed and mounted on the opposite side from a stock alternator. This is set up as a spare if needed to make it home from anywhere. Five, 33-9.50-15 BFG MUD Terrain tires, Op-tima battery, Rod's Hood Gloves, Chipping Hammer, 4 11 Grinder and Welding apparel, High Lift Jack, Tov strap, one 20-foot set of 2/0 Jumper cables with quick connect at front bumper.· Also an air com-pressor for air lock-ers is (was) , plumbed in to an eight gallon air tank mounted at rear and plumbed to both ends. Too much more to list. Also missing was all of Jeff Estrada's and my clothes, camping gear, sleeping bags, Coleman stove, barbeque, Winabego tent which mounted at rear of truck, ice chests, food, cash and many tools. . Three boxes full. Enough to run a full pit on any style race car. The truck was one thing, but to steal a man's life collection of tools, THAT'S@*!$!#@!!! Well, I am 39 now and I have been collecting tools since I was 17. Thirty to 75 dollars a week, well you figure it out. I paid cash for the truck which took five year to save for and I spent another six years modifying my Toyota. I am extremely heart-broken. If you or any-one else can assist in any possible way for any closure or suggestions please feel free to write. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, (Heartbroken & Walk-ing in the Hi-Desert) Donald Burnell (Butch) PLEASE WRITE TO: Donald Burnell 4774 Berkley Avenue Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Dusty Times

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GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY ACEC01nc. Chassis And Suspension For Racing And Recreation MIKE MONOHAN P.O. Box 117 Ely, NV 89301 (702) 289-6708 Ao.vA.NCEa_To__r_Q,:~~511,s_eE.1!1_sioNs AND STEERING COMPONENTS WE SPECIALIZE IN OFF ROAD SUSPENSIONS 4WD.&2WD. NEW 4WD. TACOMA 14" LONG TRAVEL KITS 12" -17" LONG TRAVEL KITS FOR 86-95' 4WD. TOYOTA P.U. / T-100 / 4-RUNNER 14" TRAVEL A-ARMS FOR 2WD. P.U. AND T-100 FULL FABRICATION AND RACE PREP SERVICES OFFERED (909)277-2327 Fabrication by Scott Sells and A.T.S. HTTP:/ /MEMBERS.AOL.COM/ ADVTOYSUSP Jeff Allen SALES-TECH Email: -ae~g'~ BATTERIES FOR ALL OF YOUR OFF-ROAD NEEDS BATrERY SALES UNLIMITED 651 East Alosta Avenue/ Glendore., CA 91740 (626)914-3717 / (626)-914-2121 'ajax AUTO WRECKERS, INC. FOR ALL YOUR AUTO PARTS FROM PRE-RUNNERS TO RACE TRUCKS CALL jOHN KEARNEY 1-800-606-6043 '11, ·~.~kitl!J~~ PERFORMANCE SUSPEf_lSION PARTS "No more harsh suspension that just looks good" 16590 Aston St. (949)221-0511 Irvine, CA 92606 Fax(949)221-0517 e-mai/ . CHEVY+GMC+FORD+DODGE+MAZDA+TOYOTA+ ..... . 00000000 0 ®' 0 0 RACING FUEL CELLS0 0SAFEST &FASTEST FOR 30 YEARS JO 800.526.5330 ° 0 FOR YOUR NEAREST DEALER 0 0000000° ·off Road Trucks Off-Road Fiberglass • Off-Road Truck Fabrication Urethane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 Silver Face LFG's Known as the toughest gauge in racing, Liquid-filled Gauges from Auto Meter are now available in the hottest racing look. They match the anodized aluminum look of the Ultra-Lite series. Liquid-Filled Gauges withstand the harshest race environments. ff0 Dcp1. DU_99 • 413 W. Elm S1. Sycamore. IL 60178. (815)89.5-8141 Se11d $4.00 for our new /999 catalog. (619) 562-1740 FAX (619) 562-6151 RACE CAR SALES & EXPORT Off-Road fabrication & Accessories 1-,xport & lnt'I Sales Rae~ Car Preparation Consulting & Managcmen 1 040 ·s. Main St. xF allbrook, CA 92028 (760) 723-2117 F.6X (760) 723-9938 SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES NETS • TOOLBAGS• HARNESSPADS A,J...L SEATS CAN BE SHIPPED UPS BEARD'S ''SUPER SEATS'' 1-562-696-6686 (1-W=t•ii=l-iil] SUITS•HARNESSES•1HOES•GLOVES ~ S2,000,000 Inventory ~ All Off-Road Safety Equipment Available Overnight Delivery Avallablel Call: 800-669-2355 oar~ lANKERIHEIM I 1-5 ao~ o 9017 SAN FERNANDO RD., SUN VALLEY I'm • • • • • • (FIP■lr flllfR IAFITT)fAX Btl· 788-1148 Your #1 Source For Fiberglass Body Panels ,,,,,...,.~--D OD@o F=IS Phone: 920/833-7266 • Fax: 920/833-9505 e-mail: BRANDWOOD CARS for mid-engines · and other applications 602--437-3:l ()7 Ci..lstorr. V1:?hicle Shifter Cx.duj,iu£fy TRUCK PARTS FOR •IMPORTS •DOMESTIC •S.U.V.'s . •2WD"s •4WD's USED AND NEW FENDERS, HOODS BUMPERS AND GRILLS MON. THAU SAT. 8:00 TO 5:30 Fox (909) 623-3240 4002 STATE STREET MONTCLAIR, CA 91763 MENTION AD FOR SPECIAL PRICE // . ( / r/' ¥-I' .?U (7 PRE-FUN Curt LeDuc 39067 Orchard St Cherry Valley, CA 92223 (909)-845-8820 • Our Specialty Race Trucks Pr~Runners 84-89 Ranger Fiberglass Dimple Dies SPEOALIZING IN OFF ROAD RACING FABRICATION Owner TRUCKS • BUGGIES • PRERUNNERS MOTORCYCLES • HOT ROOS • CUSTOM HARLEY'S • MARIN£ Jamie Campbell 23131 Orange Ave Unit C Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 462-3943 ACCOUNTING· INCOME TAX· CONSULTING IRS REPRESENTATION Sheryl Cannon, C.P.A. MILLER & CANNON CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT 260 S . GLENDORA AVE. SUITE 201 (626) 919•1011 WEST COVINA, CA 91790 FAX (626) 919-0211

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Assembly • Machine Work • Parts Ken Major 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C • Santee, CA 92071 (619) 596-0886 MENDEOLA RACING ---Volkswagen -Porsche-:-Hewland ·-:-Off-Road & Sta.dium Racing Transmissiof'!s Parts & Service 290 TROUSDALE #l&J CHULA VISTA CA 91910 619-691-1000 FAX 619-691-1324 805-940-5515 Specialty Fabrication & Product Sales Pre-Runners, Trucks & Sand Buggies 2280 Shasta Way unit #115 Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 Lance Fuller (805 )522-4499 e-mail@~nZ.SP'2.rSPLUS@JPS.r-Jcr MSD' Mt.3 flL Jr.1 f• •4-;14 t••A.•J& • YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE GNITIONS • DISTRIBUTORS • VVIRES • REV CONTROLS AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DR .. EL PASO. TX 79936 1915) 857-5200 • TECH LINE 1915) 855-7123 • VISIT OUR WEB SITE: www.msd1grnt,on com Dune Buggy Parts Race Car Parts Foreign Car Parts New Truck Acc. Dept. Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 1 (800) 231-8156 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, AZ 85365 (520) 783-6265 • FAX (520) 783-1253 OFF ROAD CHASSIS ~ I 8 I 24 GftAND AVE. LAKE ELSINORE, CA 512530 Complete Off Road & Performance Preparation for Trucks & Vans CUSTOM SUSP'l:NSION • PftE•RUN TftUCKS AXLE SEftVICI: • WELDING a FABRICATION NO DISCO TRUCKS Bill Montague Est. 1974 909-678-1029 R="R (909) 360-5906 FAX (909) 360-0436 10427 San Sevaine Way., Ste. L Mira Loma, California 91752 HAROLD NICKS ~ (1>'JW[gjlQY111l'!©7J'I __ ..... . SA.EETl'.fQl)JPMENT . . . . z z . MAXON, MOTOROLA, ROADMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS 1·N STOCK wmiNG FOR RADIO &/OR INTERCOM STILL ONLY S 12,. 28~ GUNDRY ,\VE. mM SIGNi\l Hill, Ci\ 90806 310-427-8177 800-869-5636 THE ONLY REASON FOR NOT ADVERTISING IN DUSTY TIMES IS BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE MORE BUSINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE Fax 949-650-4721 1660 Babcock Bldg. #B Costa Mesa. CA 92627 _;.--(,~ ·; • All Types of Steel U Aluminum Fabrication * Tube Bendinc .-Fraley s Pc-rfoimancc Engineermu . * Aluminum U Steel W.ldinc • Custom Machine Work .. ~ • All Types of Race Cars 4851 W. Hacienda #4 Las Vegas, NV 89118 Bruce Fraley 702-365-9055 Fiberglass Fenders LIMITED TIME ONLY!!! ORDER NOW!! Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Jeep, Chevy, Fenders ••• $128.00 11a. Bedsldes.$195.00 ea. Hoods •..•• $190.00 ea. Free shipping Call for details ALSO CALL FOR PORSHE, AUDI, AND HONDA, RALLY PERRET Racing, Rancho C~camonga, Ca/H. TEL. (909) 989-8076, FAX (909) 980-8667 Dealer Inquiry welcome, OJI/ now buy factory direct!!! b-'\}{) stub lltt... ~ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ Preci1ion Alloy, 1,/d, fl}, 25805 NE 46t1o Avenue ~ ~ Ridgefield, WA 98642 S~ ~ . » Phone ~IJs. ~'b-(;j Fax 360-887-2000 '0n & 36o-ss7-7279 •e«l! Tel. 6 I 9.449.6252 t\ Hi"h Pcrformanc<· \'8 · !'ax 619.449.6470 Race Tnick Scri~s 9-119 ,-\hraham \\av. Ste. B "Tbe TrueDrirer'sC!ass" Santee. Cr\ 92071-2584 CUSTOM ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR RACE CARS, TRUCKS, PRERUNNERS BUGGIES, STREET Roos, DRAG CARS QUALITY RACE CAR WIRING SERVING ALL OF L.A., ORANGE & SAN DIEGO COUNTIES JOE DAVITIAN PGR. 323/340-0277 UARTER MASTE Our 5.5" and 7 .25" clutch assemblies are the most durable, : = . longest lasting, cost-effective • Hydraulic Release Bearings,. racing clutches --... • Pi/of Bushings • BeHhous,ngs available. • Starlets • Driveshaff5 • Quick Change Geats • Axle rube Seals • Cambered Axle rubes • Cambered Drive Flanges • Pace Race Jacks ~UAR MAS 510 Yeiser Road • Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (847) 540-8999 • Fax: (847) 540-0526 www.racin 1-800-929-4360 RACESHOCK COMPANY. -':_(¥' Phoenix, Arizona Suspension Components For Racing And Recreational Applications Call For Our Package Pricing on Shocks, Springs, Arms, Combos, Etc. Upgrade Your Vehicle Suspension Affordably -Utilizing Our Trade-In Policy (602) 493-3700 :: • 0 Fax: (602) 493-0975 ..

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• Off-Road and Bolt-On to Street Fiberglass for: "Ford, Chevy and Toyota" Trucks • Carbon Fiber Parts and Custom Molds 1121 "'· Buena Vista St., Hemet Ca. 92543 Ph: 909-654-7334 Fax: 909-654-2375 See a list of our products at our web site: 1 &iAiLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD (818) 998-2739 9763 Varlel Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 ai > ~ <( 0 Q) :g '6 0, c · ctJ ct!·-E E ~ 0 0~ z cii .c 0 s -0 Q) Cl) g l() ct! v t:: ~ ~ N (ujP] UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 1 0729 WHEA TLAN□S· AVENUE, SUITE #A SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 TEL. • 619 / 449-9690 FAX • 618 / 449-8424 c.\.\~ -Df r~ ANO fUM,t,y ~~1_,,1,-___ 8~,~ ~ VAttiY .r ··-.. ~-~~M,<qg/ON 447-4353 • 579-8666 i) 1158 NORTH 2ND ST.• EL CAJON, CA 92021 rt· Greg Boehm, Or. of Carology . · Specializing in Transmissionology Certified Automotive Instructor BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Coast P,.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (909) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 Transmi . ions - Parts - Service .:;: Welding V.W. - Porsche - Nissan - Toyota Loren10 Rodrigue1 515 S. Vermont, Glendorc;i, Ca. 91741 (626)914-8147 ;r PA!Nr flNP C04TIN/iSfL.{;RAPIIICS* J,,(Jll{Jf) * ,RK,t""'~=ro-=-Md MAJNTENANCF-51".RIJYM:_.J,//TIRIH&* - 760-949-1220 more Happenings ... October 30-31, 1999 Automotive • ATV • Motorcycle 1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE RIVERSIDE, CA 92507, USA 909.369.5144 • 909.369.7266FAX WWW. WEBCAM I NC.COM l/2/Jlli L/gldnin~ .=:::::;ifli..,owertra,n Complete Powertrain Development, Maintenance and !iupply Englne!i • Tran!iml!i!ilomt • Driveline!i • Differentlal!i 6975 Speedway Blw: 0-1 Di! La■ Veqa■, Nevada 89115-1713 70i!-871-1661 fax: 70i!-87t -6480 Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service 535 Eost Centro.I Pork Anaheim CA 92802 714-956-9457 ; Off Road Products Front and Rear Tr.:;iling A rms • Spi ndles Suspension Spf'cialists · Custom Wheels . 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix, AZ 8501 7 Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 MARK ZOLLER Owner MOTORCYCLES • KTM • HUSABERG • HUSQVARNA • SERVICE & PARTS • SUSPENSION M-F 12-6 VARIOUS SAT 10-2 2350 ORANGETHORPE ANAHEIM, CA 92806 714-449-1271 FAX 449-1374 Attention Short Course - Round 3 Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB Profo. Cenovio Gamboa 01 l-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) October 9-10, 1999 Puente-Puente 150 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Sumas WA 98295 (412) 527-6556 WIDPLASH MOTORSPORTS 16251 North Cave Creek Road #4 Phoenix, AZ 85023-2976 (602) 971-3730 1999 Desert Tour Buggy & Truck Series September 4, 1999 Snowflake Snowflake, AZ October 16, 1999 Surprise or Bye Surprise or Bye, AZ November 20, 1999 September 5, 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 Banquer TBA WISCONSIN . OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 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: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire P.O. Box 376 Adamsburg, PA Dusty Times Apache Gold Globe, AZ December 11, 1999 1999 Banquet TBA 1999 Desert Challenge Bikes & ATV Series FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, W 1 54901 (414)426-0470/(414) 982-7306 September 1999 DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4404. Page 49 ...

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~ Classified ... 7s RANGER-EX SCOTT DOU-GLAS ROUGH RIDERS FORD RANGER, THIS TRUCK IS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND IT SHOWS. VERY GOOD HISTORY AND WONDERFUL RACE RECORD! SUMMERS BROS. FRONT HUBS AND FLOATER REAR END, 4 WHEEL DISC BRAKES, CUSTOM SHOCKS W/ REMOTE RESERVOIRS, NA-TIONAL SPRINGS, C4 TRANS, WINTERS SHIFTER, TRIPLE COOLERS WITH ELECTRIC FANS, ALL STEEL BRAIDED PLUMBING, CLARK STEPPLER 2851CC 4 CYLINDER, CROWER STROKER CRANK, ESSLINGER HEAD, DUAL 48MM WEBERS, DUALMSD IGNITION, 32 GAL-. LON CELL, FIBERGLASS FRONT CLIF, ARE WHEELS/BFG BAJAS, ETC. $14,500 BAJA BROKERS #715 (760)723-2117.CHECKOUT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.BA ACONCEPTS.COM. · FOR SALE: Y2k Prerunner. 1992 F150 4x4 Flareside, 351 Lightning (passed '99 Calif s.mog), street legal, E40D, A/C, CD, PS, P/W, PDL, Concealed Cab cage, (8) Dbl. Bypass Bilsteins, Bump Stops, 8.8, 4.10 Au-burn, 35" BFG's Centerlines, 32 gal Fuel, PIAAS, Simpson, UMP, (2) Spare BFG's, Concealed Receiver hitch, 48,000 mi. $24,000.00 U.S. Firm (805) 484-2508 leave message. CHEVY PRO TRUCK-Chevy body, Ron Shaver v8, Bilstein 60mm dual -rate coilovers and 60mm Bypass, Fox airbumps, Chrisman rear end, MSD, BFG 35" Bajas, Great class for beginners or veterans, Very competitive! Can be adapted to either Ford or Dodge. Baja Brokers Ref #722 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at 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 as-. signment forces sale. $9,800.00 Call for more info. Burrows Motorsports 909 422-1416. FOR SALE: 1955 PreRun Baja Bug, Wright coilover 14.5 front travel, 3x3 rear arms 12.5 rear travel, Bilsteins, Neal pedals, Saco rack, Centerline, VDO; Beard, Deist, 25 gal. Tank, Custom one piece, type 2 C.V.'s & axles, Set up for bus trans, no motor ortrans, asking$5,900.00 (619) 390-6285. FOR SALE: 2 Seater T ruggy, 350 cid Chevy V8 w/Aluminum heads, Leon Patten carb, approx. 380 hp, built · TH400, 20" travel f&r on Fox 2.5" coilover and bypass, 40 spline 9" Full Floater w/discs, full bodies, Master-craft, Simpson,· AutoMeter, Hella lights, CNC, Howe p/s, built by Stew-art Race Works, Newinever raced. This is an awesome race vehicle $35,000 fully prepped Baja Brokers Ref#726 (760)723-2117. Check out our website at FOR SALE or TRADE: Classi.c Flat bottom high output Chevy 350 Fac-tory rebuilt Cassale V-Drive, SS Braided plumbing, Bassett headers, Stewart Warner gauges, less than 60 hours on complete restoration, $20,000.00 invested, $10,000.00 or offer or possible trade foroff road rac-ing outfit, no projects please. (775) 482-3776 . FOR SALE: '95 SCORE Trophy Truck, Former Robbie Gordon Truck, 36" travel, Fresh 660 C.I. Motor 750+ hp. Fresh tranny, lots of extras $65,000.00 or trade? Call Marty Coyne (760) 353-2110. FOR SALE: 1997 SCORE 1600 Sportsman Champion ½-1600 Raceco, fresh trans, Lee Leighton Motor, lots of spares & extras, great starter car. $14,500.00 Trade? Or Offer, Call Marty Coyne (760) 353-2110. FOR SALE: 1996 Jimco A-Arm Class One. Prepped race ready. V-6 Toyota, Fortin DON, best of every--thing. Las Vegas to Reno/Terrible Town winner, ContactMike © 619-562-1743 $45,000.00. BRONCO 4WD- Completely built by AutoFab 16" 4WD travel kit front ·and rear, full interior roll cage, 4 Beard Seats w/ harnesses, Au to Meter, '96 front clip, 2 link rear National Springs etc ..... etc .. 351W C6 auto, Ford 31 spline 9" Very clean, Never in dirt! Baja Brokers Ref #730 $21,500.00 Check out our website at www.bil, (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Stadium Lite, Triple E, Fox shocks, Fuel Cell, Goodyear tires, Power steering 500cc + 425cc motors, 2 years Pace Champion, 98 Core Winter series winner $8,500.00 (520)667-2194. FOR SALE: 7S Toyota Tocoma, 1997 Toyota Milestone Winner, 1997 & 1998 Score 7S Champions, currently 2nd in points, Cone hubs, Wilwood, CNC, 300m SAW tor-sions, 3" SAW bypass, new 3 5 gal cell, Autometer, Howe Steering, 33" BFG's Baja's, 300 hp motor fuel in-jected, lots of spares ! ! $31,000.00. 28' triple axle, smooth side trailer with electric brakes, $6,500.00 or both for $35,000.00. Call days Doug (949) 364-1441 or Cory (949) 859-6272. FOR SALE: 1999 Spencer A-arm 4 seater chassis. Set up for 4. 91 Cadillac motor/trans. Plenty of room for any motor/trans. Front spindles, set up for wide 5 hubs. Saco l: 1 rack, High angle Heims on Aluminum links. N.I.B. Cadillac rear hubs. $5,000.00 obo. Leo or ohn 602 26 -2061. FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Bronco Pre-Runner, complete chromoly cage, Fiberglass fenders & bedside, built up 351 roller cam, aluminum heads, 375 hp, C6 trans, liquid filled gauges, Currie rear end, Bilstein bypass shocks, coilover front end, NC Dual 35" spares, 4 seats; OPS, Race Ra-dio, CD, $40,000.00 OBO, Call Steve at 714 838-6416. FOR SALE: 68 FORD 4 door PreRunner I have motor trans, auto or stick, trans for cases, no time to finish (760) 352-3309, call for prices, will separate. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sell or swap your 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 R?NEWAL SUBSC~IPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo m your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER . • Enclosed is$ ----r--(Send check or money order, no cash) Please run ad ___ times • • Name _________________ ~---------------Mail to: • Add Phone DUSTY TIMES · • ress ------------------,---------------20751 Marilla Street : City_________________ State __ Zip ________ Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Page so September 1999 FOR SALE: 5-1600 Race Bug, Good motor, Bilstein, Fox, Beards, Five points, K&N double filter, KC lights, Fuel Safe Cell, Auto Meter, Great car with trailer. $3,500.00 (310) 325-8337. FOR SALE: 1998 MDR points champ. Best of the best, 300 miles of comp. Prep, FOX 2.5 w/positionsen-sitive 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 motor, new heads, pistons, cyls, and FAT carb, Boost bottle, new Compu-fire, DIS ION, UMP, Fuel Safe, Beards, J-Mar, VDO, Auto-meter, Susp. Chromoly beam, new Wright rack, Wright arms, & com-bos, New Chromoly tie rods & ends, Fox Big Shafts, Fox steering stab. SAW leafs, new 5/8 adjs, some spares, tum key ready to defend points title. $10,500.00 obo, (714) 255-9501, or 714 967-5098. CHEVY PreRunner-Xtra Cab 3rd door Chevy Truck, everything is powder coated/chromed/polished, 25" front/35" rear travel, Chevy Motorsport 350 ZZ4, aluminum heads; The Carb Shop Holley 750, TH400, Cone 40 Spline Full Floater, Cone hubs and spindles, CNC Billet brakes, King coilovers and 5 stage Bypass shocks, Air/HydrauliG bump stops, 3 seat tweed/leather custom interior, OPS, Kenwood, AutoMeter, over $150k invested, BEST OF EVERYTHING! Baja Brokers Ref #729 (760) 723-2117, check out our website at Toyota 7s-Pauter Machine 2.81 stro-ker motor, Toyota Auto trans by-Ken Mogi, custom torque converter, Full Floater 9" rear end, spool, discs, Sway-A-Way torsions, Henry's ball joints, alloy hubs, 2.5'' shocks, National leafs, 33x10.50 Bajas, complete with spares package $14,000 Baja Brokers Ref #720 (760) 723-2117 Check out our website at . FOR SALE: Class 7 Nissan truck short course or desert, Chromoly cage and suspension. Truck is about 70% complete or will part out. Best of everything to finish! An, Summer Bros, Sway-A-Way, FOX shocks, Wilwood brakes, too muchtolist.$11,000.00obo (702) 251-7002 . Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Stadium Lite, Briggs-built 5 bar, 500cc Honda motor with Billet cases, RPM Billet gear box, Fox Long travel shocks, RPM rack and pinion steering, Champion beadlock rims, disk brakes, best of everything, ready for Pace or Core series. Tons of spare parts. $9,800.00 or trade??? 714) 528-8724. # FOR SALE: Protruck Prepped and race ready, BFGoodrich, Bilsteins, Chrisman rear end, new $15,000 Leon Patton motor, best of every-thing, Plus a 16' enclosed parts trailer with almost enough spare parts to build a second Protruck including a spare $15,000 Leon Patton motor. Also 20' enclosed race car trailer. Everything in excellent condition. $110,000 for everything. Chuck Har-ris (702) 451-6005. FOR SALE: Motor and transaxle-T ype 4 by Kent Wallace, 2800cc, case guessted to bellhousing, 44 IDF Weber carbs, 2.01 heads modified with 5th stud, Keith Black pistons, CompuFire ignition, Tri-Mill exhaust estimated 200hp $4,800 ALSO RaceAuto Automatic transaxle by Mogi, 3 spd, 2.71, 1.54 and 1:1 5.87 R&P, 934 CV flanges Art Carr shifter, 10 ½ diameter, R&P $9,500 Motor has 1 race on it, trans has 2 races on it. The Second Lap 760)723-2117. CLASS 10 or Class 1- Bunderson A-Arm car, Bunderson coilovers and Bypass shocks, p/s, Summers Bros. Front hubs and outboard rear hubs, SAW axles, 2700cc Type 4, dual 44 W ebers, full flow oil system, Mogi 3 speed Auto transaxle, 934.5 CV's, Mastercraft, Simpson, Autometer, Setrab, Optima, Completely redone by Bunderson in 1994, ALSO avail-able less mtr/trans, or just motor, your coice! Owner is very flexible, call for more details, Baja Brokers Ref #693 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at·aconce 1992 Dodge 4wd PreRunner-Walker Evans' glass, Magnum 380 cid V8, est, 400hp, 727 trans by Valley Trans, 35 gallon cell, National Springs f7r, Fox 2.0s and custom 2.5'' shocks, gusseted and trussed 9", 35 spline, 4.56, locker, discs, custom interior w/Autometer, Mastercraft, Deist, Very low miles since completed, Ultra clean and great attention to detail! $25,000 Baja Brokers Ref #717 (760) 723-211 7 Check out our website at Dusty Times FOR SALE: Class 10 Single seat. FOR SALE: Class 8 Ford, New Wiks VW 1600 cm2. Custom tran. Porsche 600hp motor (0 miles) 2 trans (C6) 911 4 speed, special suspension, air/ New Crisman 10.5 r/p, Custom oil combo, very fast and tight. Ideal shocks, just rebuilt, fresh Nat'! for jumps, European champion 3- Springs, New wiring, dash, 10 spare times and many US winners. BFG's. 80 gal fuel cell. Lots of spares. $10,000.00 or best offer. Call Zdenek Priced to sell, $39,000.00 (562) 404-at (916) 487-4120or (916) 331-3844. 5607. ;:::============:::; FOR SALE: 1967 Ford FlOO FORSALE: 1996JimcoA-Arm,full shortbed, mild built 302, GT heads, Coilover suspension, King Shocks, Holley, MSD, C6 Auto, Art Carr Major Performance V-Tech Honda shifter, 5.13 w/spool, new 3 711 Good-EFI l 40hp to rear Wheels, new For-years, Mastercraft buckets, Simpsons, tin DGN 5 speed, this car has all high Shroeder Wheel, Fiberglass hood/ dollar trick stuff, asking $40,000.00, bedside, 32 gallon Jaz Cell, Hi-Lift, Call Days (760)344-0535 eve much more make offer $8,900.00 ;::(7==6~0);::;3::;44:;;:-;:;:1;;;;;32;;8;;:;. ;:=====::::::::; (760) 952-1427. FOR SALE: 2-1600 Raceco, Com-plete & ready to race, Lothringer rear arms, FOX, Pumper, Radio, 300 m bars, Piramid trans, set of spares, $10,500.00 (760) 947-6319. FOR SALE: Class 10, 2 seat Raceco, FAT Toyota 1650 AG, Raceco 3 speed auto, Fox, r'.,oilovers, finished last31000's &last 2 SOO's, Great Baja 2000car. Call Doug (619) 445-5477, pg. (619) 544-3825. $15,000.00 or partial trade on 2-1600 car. FOR SALE: Lexus 3VZ V6 needs heads, rings and bearings, low miles but is apart. $200.00 obo Bus Box 1st, 2nd FTC 3rd, 4th Vanagon cliff, good play car/ prerunner trans $600.00 obo Call Leo (602 264-2061. FOR SALE: Mirage Superlite-Fox Shox, Beard Seat, 8 gal fuel cell, Wright rack, Ron Davis radiator, CNC pedals, Flame Out system, Fresh motor, 12" travel. Good short course or desert car. Some extras $7,500.00 obo Call ORBS at (520) 783-6265. FOR SALE: Class 8 Ford, Pro built ~, w/all the best. Ready for Baja 2k. 430 ci Leon Patton SVO 700 hp, Coheens best c6, Crissman, CNC, Kusters, etc. Always finishes, a safe fast, well-sorted race truck. Must sell, Make offer. 619 938-1796. FOR SALE: 1989 Ford Bronco Pre-Runner, complete chromoly cage, Fiberglass fenders & bedside, built up 351 roller cam, aluminum heads, 3 75 hp, C6 trans, liquid filled gauges, Currie rea~ end, Bilstein bypass shocks, coilover front end, NC Dual 35" spares, 4 seats, GPS, Race Ra-dio, CD, $40,000.00 OBO, Call Steve at (714) 838-6416. FOR SALE: RACECO/JIMCO Class 10 or 12, FAT 1650cc rabbit, 60 miles on engine, New Mendeola Bus Box. Summers Hubs, 930cv's UMP, WRIGHT spindles, FOX shocks, SAW, PCI and much mor~, Car is fast, handles excellent. With trailer and spares, $12,500.00 day (619)562-3071 ask for Todd, eve (619)659-8867 San Diego area. OU/CK, 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. lnslallalion available. II you have a special need not listed or you think it can't be done, don't hesi1a1e lo call and ask. • CUSTOM FIBERGLASS & SILSTEIN SHOCKS DEALER• WE BUILD EVERYTHING FOR STREET TO FULL RACE FOR SALE: 1998 Pro-2, Sportsman-2 or Class 8, built by Walker in '89, updated by Greaves, 700 hp 18 deg. 406, trick Mogi trans, Chrisman, King/Kusters, Chevy body, 1998 Class 8 champ, too many spares to list, $48,000.00 w/ spares, $30,000.00 less engine, $25,000.00 less engine and 3 transmissions, (602)404-3046. Todd Wittman. FOR SALE: Class 8 Chevy Race Truck, proven finisher, 550 hp Louis Unser motor 25" front & rear travel, 4" multiple Sway-A-Way Bypass shocks, 55 gals cell, Cone 40 spline rear end, spare trans, first class throughout, just finished 2nd in T ro-phy Truck class at Barstow. Call Kreg at DR Racing $55,000.00 or best of-fer. 714 632-3033. FOR SALE: Bronco Pre-Runner, new 351 w, 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, NC, all glass front, $25,000.00 neg. Allen (619) 473-8706. BRONCO 4WD-16" travel front/ rear by Curt LeDuc, Kuster coilover shocks fir, Cone/Summers Bros. 40 spline Full Floater, Full front-to-rear Cage by LeDuc, 351 cid V6, EFI, custom exhaust 300hp, C6 trans w/ TCS converter, new transfer case, 45 gallon fuel cell, UMP interior/alumi-num, MasterCraft seats, 35" BFG's on Ultras, completely powdercoated, ultra trick throughout! Needs: Wir-ing, exterior paint, carpet, harnesses and final assembly. Over $100k in-vested, asking $65,000.00 Baja Bro-kers Ref#718 (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at FOR SALE: 1997 Jimco Class 1-2 seat. FAT fresh rebuild, went thru Fortin trans fresh, new Fortin shifter, car has been completely prepped af-ter the 500. New alum floor pan, new front shocks, comes with spares, race ready $60,000.00 OBO. Call Victor at (619) 422-5674 days, eves at (619) 656-0825. FOR SALE: WIN RACES WITH THIS ONE! Chevy Class 8 Race truck built for SCORE, built by Nel-son & Nelson, Previously owned by Steve McEachern, 400 Ci by Leon Patton and Brad Scott, 620+ horse-power, dry sump, new suspension, 2 MSDs, Art Carr 400 trans, the best of everything, new Goodyear tires and wheels, 12 new spare tires, lots more wheels etc, 2 trans coolers, Tommy Lee steering, Taylor seats, 4 wheel disc brakes, KC Hilights, $42,000.00, Rodgers Racing (909) 654-0874. .J/fmNGA CREATIONS ~ACING IT]~= • PRE-RUNNER BUMPERS • AXLE BRAWJG • 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 IFklHl;i;J!l:\1J=li41l,~(,J~t:l&;l!iflHAl1PTlfkiflll September 1999 BIG TRAJLER-44' 5th wheel trailer, triple axle, extra tall ceiling, interior work bench, work room, smooth sides, exterior hatch for gooseneck storage, 2 side doors, new paint, ramp rear door, Very nice and very nicely priced! $12,500.00 Rich @ (760) 723-2117. xperience a rica-tor. Excellent tig and mig welder a must. Contact Mike at JIMCO (619)562-1743 or send resume to 10965 Hartley Rd Ste R Santee, CA 92071. WANTED: Race enthusiast who needs a job, shop hand, lite vehicle maint., UPS, some electrical knowl-edge a plus, also needed to help at races. PCI Race Radios, Long Beach, CA, Call (562) 427-8177. WANTED: Experience fabricator, Chassis builder, Call Jerry at Penhall Fab (949) 650-3035. HELP WANTED: Donahoe Rac-ing Enterprises Is hiring Fabricators. We are looking for 3 to 4 new fabri-cators to j9in oin team. Only expt;- ,, riP.nced fabbers need apply. 5 new race trucks to be built by January. All state of the art. Tig welding a must. Please send resume to: Kreg Donahoe 2831 E White Star Unit H Anaheim, CA 92806 or Email to: kregracer@worldnet.a tt. net. DRIVING TIME WANTED DRIVING TIME WANTED. Baja. 1000, Prefer 10, 12, 1/2-1600. Easy on equipment, reliable, mechanically competent. Will pay for pre-run. Will pay for good seat. Serious team. Michael Notary (407) 254-4716 MNOTARY@JUNO.COM. WANTED ONE MORE TIME for the ring, Old guy with 11 years experience in 5-16, 11, Class 7S and 7, won everything but the 1000. Will contribute major cost of entry. Drive only in Mexico. Want 7, 7S or 8 for this 1000 and next year. Fax info to (619) 588-0095. Have pre runner and radios. WANTED: Old casings E78xl5 Or F78xl5 for recap tread, similar to Western Auto, Gates Command or Mickey Thompson. Contact Terry (619) 588-0400. ADINDEX Baker Performance Products ................... 42 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels ........................................ 8 Best In The Desert· Vegas to Reno ...................................... 23 Nevada 2000 ........................................ 35 Bilstein Corp. Of America ............................... 5 Cactus Racing ............................................... 30 Cam burg Engineering ................................ 41 Eibach Springs ........................................... 36 Fabtech Motorsports ................................... 2 FAT Performance ....................................... 37 Fox Racing Shox ........................................ 29 Fuel Safe Racing Cells .............................. 37 German Auto ............................................... 31 Hettinga Creations Racing ....................... 51 Hypercoil ..................................................... 31 Kartek Off Road .................................. 13, 17 Kawaguchi Honda ...................................... 38 King Shock Tech ........................................ 17 McKenzie Performance Products ............ 39 MSD Ignition ............................................... 24 Nevada Off Road Buggy ............................ 40 Patton Racing Engines .............................. 41 PCI Race Radios and Equipment.. .............. 4 Pike's Family Restaurant ......................... 41 Quality German Auto Parts ...................... 26 Race Ready Products ................................ 27 SNORE 250 .................................................. 11 Sway-A-Way Corp ...................................... 12 Toyota Motorsports .................. Back Cover Transaxle Engineering .............................. 34 Tri-Mil Industries ....................................... 43 Valley Performance ................................... 1(1 Web Cam ..................................................... ::i2 Wide Open Baja .......................................... 21 Yarnell Specialties .................................... 25 Page 51

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