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2000 Volume 17 Number 12 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 17 • Number 12 • December 2000 $2.50 ISSN87S0-1732 covering the wo,ld of competition in the· dirt ••.

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Volume 17 -Number 12 December 2000 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Jim Culp Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Mike Jenkins Rod Koch Ralph Mason_ Ron Miller Rene Montana Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director La~ry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions:. DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited mate-rial will be returned only by request and with a self ad-dressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004. Copyright by Hillside Rac-ing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodi-cal Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at ad-ditional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. 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, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. In This Issue ... FEATURES MDR Barstow 300 by Ron Miller .......................................................... 8 28th WRC Cyprus R~lly by Martin Holmes ...................................... 16 CODE Botica Santa Maria 200 by Tony Tellier ................................ 18 Australia Round 3 - Kempsey by Darryl Smith ...... : ........................... 26 SCCA Maine Forest Rally by Jerry Winker ............................... , ........ 28 VORRA Fallon 300 by Forest Creasy ................................................. 31 ZR Promotions Tijuana Grand Prix Rene Montano .......................... 34 Wild West Pro Rally by Jim Culp ....................................................... 36 BITD Built Tough Truck Field Meet by John Calvin ....................... 39 Pre-Run and Fun in Baja by Judy Smith ............................................. 40 FRT Superstition 250 by Judy Smith .................................................. 42 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................ 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................. 6 Checkers Column by the New Wahzoo ............................................... 45 CORE Pit Report by Sandy Parker ..................................................... 45 California Rally Series Director's Report .......................................... 46 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................... 4 7 Goodies Galore .................................................................................... 53 Classified Ads ...................................................................................... 54 Index To Advertisers .......................................................................... 55 On The Cover Chuck Hovey led every lap at the FRT Superstition 250, shown here bringing his Raceco in for a landing before taking the checkers. Chuck took the Class 1 victory as well. Photo by C&C Race Photos The overall victory a the MDR Barstow 300 went to Shane Brown who took Class 10 as well. He started first in class and averaged over 50 miles per hour on his five and a half hour run. Photo by Trackside Photo Visit Our Website c5ubscrihe <Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (no credit cards please) □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name --------------------Address -------------------City ---------------------St ate Zip -------------------Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 913 11 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times December 2000 Pagel · 1

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Trail NOtes.~. LAKE SUPERIOR RALLY -Houghton, Michigan was the setting for the final event of the 2000 season. Paul Choinere/Jeff Becker were the overall winners, taking the Open class as well. Doug Shepherd/Pete Gladysz were second overall and second in the Open class, followed by Garen Shrader in third and Karl Scheible in the fourth position, all in the Open class. Seamus Burke/Frank Cunningham were fifth overall and were the Group N winners, followed closely by Henry and Cindy Krolikowski, second in Group N . Steve Gingras/Bill Westrick were the GT winners while Steve Nowicki/David Stone were the Group 5 medallists. Group 2 went to Robert Nielsen/Brett·Corneliusen and the Production class went to Dennis/Claire Chizma. Look for a full report in next months Dusty Times. CALLING ALL CARS! -Dusty Times is anxiously looking for Rick James, He of Baja race fame many years ago, Mint 403 fame and didn't do too bad on . motorcycles before and after his car-racing career. Rick used to live on Germain Street in Granada Hills, CA with his dad Bob James . .If anyone out there knows his whereabouts, please have him contact Dusty Times or let us know where you think he might be. Thanks for your help. SCORE BAJA 2000 - By the time you read this portion of Trail Notes, the Baja 200 will be in the history books. The almost 1800 mile trek down the Baj~ Peninsula will be over and the finishers will be licking their wounds in Cabo San Lucas after the Survivors Party which is to be held on the 16th. Before press time the entry was over 180 cars and trucks with 82 motorcycles and quads all chafing at the bit to make the long run south. There are entrants from all over the United States as well as from many foreign nations. Billed as the richest desert race in history, over $500,000 in cash atld contingency prizes will be awarded. Motorcycles will start at first light on Novemher 12 and Johnny Campbell's Honda will be first away. Craig Corda's Ford F-150 will be the first off the line for the car and truck classes. The fast vehicles expect to complete the race in 35-36 hours but the official time limit is 80 hours to become an official finisher. Some of the Trophy Truck drivers include Robby Gordon, Tim and Ed Herbst, Ivan Stewart, Larry Ragland, Walker Evans and Dan Smith. Sal Fish, CEO of SCORE said, " I knew this race would attract attention from racers, sponsors, fans and media, but I honestly never imagined how big it would become." Stay tuned to Dusty Times for a full story· and pictures of the race . CORR FINAL RESULTS -The CORR season is over and the last three class champions have been decided. Rounds 15 through 18 were held at Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas. In the ProLite class Jeff Kincaid took the overall honors, posting two firsts and two seconds for the weekend. He totaled 296 points for the series, Chris Brandt was second with 243, Mark Krueger was third with 211, Art Schmitt had 206 points and Jason Crowder was fifth with 195 points. Kincaid had 12 wins (a new record) during the season in his trusty Toyota and certainly helped Toyota take the Manufacturers Points championship for the Pro-Lite Division. In the Pro-2 comp-etition, Scotty Taylor took home all the marhles. At Topeka, Scott had a first, two seconds and a fifth place finish. Scott amassed seven first place finishes during the season. Evan Evans was second for the season, only 11 points out of the win and he too had seven first places for the year. Carl Renezeder was third for the series, Dan Vanden Heuvel was fourth and Kevin Probst took the fifth place in points for the year. Chevrolet was th~ Manufacturer's point's winner for the Pro-2 Division. In Pro-4 it was Rob MacCachren all the way. Rob gathered 303 points for the season, had three firsts and a second at Topeka and had a total of nine first place finishes throughout the year. Rod Millen was second in Pro-4 points, Curt LeDuc was third, only one point out of second, Adrian Cenni took the fourth spot and fifth went to Scott Douglas. Ford was the Manufacturer Points winner in Pro-4 Corr's 2001 season opens in Antigo, Wisconsin on June 9th. O·FF ROAD FOR HOPE III -Off Road For Hope III is an annual OHV event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, held at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Friday, February 2 through Sunday February 4, 2001. The three-day event is open to all off highway and sport utility vehicles and your level of off road experience is immaterial. There were over 650 vehicles and 1500 participants entered earlier this year and the hope is to exceed that number this coming February. Entry fee is $35 for multi-seat vehicles, $15 for single seat vehicles and $30 for.the dual sport motorcycle Page 6 Mexicali - San Felipe February 9-11, 2001 Laguna Salada, Mexicali BC, MX April 20-22, 2001 San Felipe, Baja California, MX June 29-July 1, 2001 Laguna Salada, Mexicali, BC, MX August 10-12, 2001 Tecate, Baja California, MX October 5-7, 2001 Laguna Salada, Mexicali, BC, MX November JO-December 2, 2001 Mexicali to San Felipe, BC, MX COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 . Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 Calexico, CA 92232 Hector Cerecer 01 l-52-65-66-4458 November 24-26, 2000 Carrera de Campeonata Mexicale Area CORR EXXON SERIES Championship Off Road Racing 192 N. State Road 267, Suite 267 Avon, IN 46123 -(317) 272-2827 /Fax: (317) 272-2900 June 9-10, 2001 Antigo, WI June 23-24, 2001 Crandon, WI July 28-29, 2001 Fort Dodge, IA August 11-12, 2001 Bark River, MI September 1-2, 2001 Crandon, WI October 20-21, 2001 Topeka, KS CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 Township Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 ESTERO BEACH · INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing Victoria Galindo Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico 011-526-176-6225 FABTECH Off Road Short Course Series at Glen Helen Raceway P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 (909) 280-9096 Contact: BBM Mar~ting Promotions December 2000 P.O. Box 762 Norco, CA 9 I 760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 FRT Motorsports 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 *denotes motorcycles & quads *November 19, 2000 Cycle Parts West Notorious Dawg Plaster City, West *December 3, 2000 Yoder's Yodel Rudolph's Revenge Dez Gran Prix Superstition Mountains December 31, 2000 Dunaway Dash Plaster City, West Motorcycles, ATVs & Dez Superlites January 28, 2001 Barking Spider Plaster City, CA February 11, 2001 Kamikize Dez Gran Prix Lake Superstition, CA February 24, 2001 King of the Desert Lake Superstition, CA March 25, 2001 March Madness T earn Race Plaster City East, CA May 20, 2001 T azmanik Hare & Hound Plaster City West, Ca July 7, 2001 Conquista Gran Prix T ecate, BC, MX July 28, 2001 C/M Nite T earn Race Plaster City East, CA August 26, 2001 Sweethearts Kiss Lake Superstition, CA September 8, 2001 MudHen Sprint Plaster City East, CA October 8, 2001 Cheeseburger 100 Plaster City West, CA November 17, 2001 D38 Reunion Event Plaster City West, CA November 18, 2001 Notorious Dawg3 Hour T earn Race Plaster City West, CA December 9, 2001 Revenge Dez Gran Prix Lake Superstition, CA MX And Off Road Short Course All at Imperial Valley Expo, Imperial, CA March 10, 2001 Tentative) Round l April 7, 2000 Round 2 May 12, 2001 Round 3 June 9, 2001 Round4 September 22, 2001 Round 5 · November 3, 2001 Round 6 December 3, 2001 Round 7 -Championship Series For Cars, Trucks, Buggies, ATVs, Dez SuperLites & Motorcycles February 11, 2001 Kamakizi Dez Gran Prix Lake Superstition, CA April 4, 2001 Fud 200 No A TV, Bike or SuperLite May 20, 2001 Tazmanik Hare & Hound Plaster City West, CA No Buggies, Cars, Trucks July 7, 2001 Conquista Gran Prix T ecate, BC, MX August 11, 2001 Gran Prix T ecate, BC, MX No A TV, Bike, SuperLite · September 8, 2001 MudHen Sprint Plaster City East, CA No Buggies, Cars, Trucks October 27, 2001 Superstition 250 XVIII Plaster City East, CA December 31, 2001 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 4 20 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. (I-80 Race Track is located 20 minutes west ef Omaha ■ All races are short course, stadium style. Classes: Trophy, 11-1600, 5, 7S, I and Quads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE}lACING 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) 582-23 71 KAMLOOPSBRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box 465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 L.1-T-R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta ( 408) 24 7-4402 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises lnc-15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 62 7-6200 Ueeps, Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Road Warriors and Quad ATV-Money Classes.) MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Steph Sabo (618) 327-9312 Short Course Events MAORA Enduro Series .MOJAVE DESERT RACING 1853 Parkway Drive S. El Monte, CA 917 33 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 Fax Dusty Times

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E-Mail: November 18, 2000 Stoddard 300 Barstow, CA January 6, 2001 Mojave 200 Barstow, CA February 24, 2001 Wild Wash 250 Barstow, Ca April 21, 2001 Ridgecrest 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 23, 2001 Lucerne 400 Lucerne, CA August 25, 2001 California 200 Lucerne, CA November 3, 2001 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.OR.E. High Desert Championship P.O. Box 1231 Barstow, CA 92311-1231 Fax: (760) 253-4453 December 2, 2000 Leapin' Lizard 250 Barstow, CA January 20, 2001 Barstow, CA March 17, 2001 Lucerne, CA May 12, 2001 Barstow, CA July 7, 2001 Barstow, CA September 15, 2001 Barstow, CA November 10, 2001 Lucerne, CA MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barret 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 730-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES All events at Perris Raceway Bill Markham (909) 860-1857 October 28, 2000 December 2, 2000 (At Reed Valley with a school) December 3, 2000 January 6, 2001 February 10, 2001 March 17, 2001 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #1 -Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 3 21 77 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NORTHERN OHIO OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. Gary Wulff (724) 283-2678 (All events are at Spring Balley Raceway, Miliport, Ohio) OFF ROAD EXPO 2000 (626) 599-8622 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 867-7788 All races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take 1-10 Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel Dusty Times (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichboume, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. Commons Drive Aurora, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PROTRUCK RACING SERIES 9409 Abraham Way Santee, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/Fax: (619) 449-6470 November 10-17, 2000 Baja 2000 (SCORE) ·Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico December 1-3, 2000 Las Vegas 200 (BITD) Las Vegas, NV **Non Points Event PROQUADS n ·ecember 30, 2001 TWA Dome St. Louis, MO January 6, 2001 Silverdome Pontiac, MI January 13, 2001 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA January 20, 2001 RCA Dome Indianapolis, IN January 27, 2001 Edison International Field Anaheim, CA February 3, 2001 QualComm Stadium San Diego, CA PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box 50 Ricketts, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD EXPOSITION (888) 836 7918 January 6-7, 2001 Cajon Speedway SCCA ProRally series Sports Car Club of America 9033 E. Easter Place Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622/Fax: (303) 694-3654 January 26-27, 2001 Sno*Drift Rally Atlanta, MI March 15-17, 2001 Cherokee Trails Chattanooga, TN April 7-8, 2001 Oregon Trail Tillamook, OR. May 4-5, 2001 Rim Of The World Palmdale, CA June 1-2, 2001 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, Pt;. July 27-28, 2001 Maine Forest Rumford, ME August 17-18, 2001 Ojibwe Forests Bemidji,MN September 7-8, 2001 Wild West Olympia, WA October 5-7, 2001 Prescott Forest B\€s&floifl.l October 519-20, 2001 Lake Superior Houghton, MI SCORE SCORE International 23961 Craftsman Rd., Suite A Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/Fax: (818) 225-8102 January 18-21, 2001 Laughlin,NV March 17, 2001 San Felipe, BC, MX June 1-3 Baja 500 July 13-15, 2001 (Tentative) Barstow, CA September 14-15, 2001 Primm NV November 8-10, 2001 Baja 1000 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 270516 Las Vegas, NV 89127 (702) 452-4522 February 2-3, 2001 Avi 250 Laughlin, NY April 6-7, 2001 Bufallo Bill's 400 Primm,NY March 30-31, 2001 Dusty Times 250 Caliente, NY June 9, 2001 Baja 250 Las Vegas, NY August 3-4, 2001 KC Midnight Special Boulder City, NV September 28-29, 2001 Gold Coast 32nd SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NY November 16-17, 2001 Reserve 250 Las Vegas, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS 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 1243 Trice Road Lebanon, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 Classis 1/2-1600, 5-1600,, Class 9, SODA Class 11 & Sportsman (All Races at Rally Hill Speedway) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION AND BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INC. 2517 Sycamore Drive #353 Simi-Valley, CA 93065 (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) (805) 526-1805/Fax: (805) 584-8518 Internet: SOUTHERN SHOR':( COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive Tampa FL 33624 (8t3) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, T1Jmpa, FL) HAPPENINGS Continued on page 54 December 2000 Trail Notes ... run that includes lunch. Children under 1-7 are $5. Off Road Hope III is sponsored by the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, The San Diego Off Road Coalition and the California Off Road Vehicle Association (CORY A). Also, flagship sponsors BFGoodrich, Kawasaki and over 100 other companies will be donating products for the event drawing. For more information and registration forms, please call MDA at 858-492-9792 or visit their website S NORE RESERVE 250 -SNORE's last race of the season, the Reserve 250 took place on Saturday, November 4 and was a howling success. Blessed with perfect weather (for November) the Nelson Hills racecourse saw some great racing. John Gaughan and Pat Dean took the class 1 win as well as the overall. Ken and Clay Flippin were the Class 10 winners, beating Dan Bentley by 18 seconds. In 1600 Robby Guevera visited the winners circle after a long drought, JC Dean was the second place finisher, Day Gang took fourth and Jeff Car was the fifth place finisher. In Heavy Metal it was Dennis McCarthy taking the win, in Class 9 Kevin Steel was the big winner, Joe Forte was second, Ken Thatcher was third, Tom Taliaferro took fourth and fifth spot went to Doug Ingram. In 5~ 1600 Mike Powada took the gold medal and Chuck Martin was second. In Sportsman Buggy, Chaz Sutton was the winner, the Torres clan was second and Tammie Gubler took the third spot. In Sportsman Truck Mark Pettit and crew took the win. A full report will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. BAJA SAFARI - we were just made aware of an organization, Baja Safari -Mexico Club that is committed to safe travel in Baja, for everyone. According to the note I received from Mike Overcast, " The organization is committed to safe travel in Baja. Please allow us to assist your readers, at no charge. Call us at 888-411-BAJA for information on weather, road conditions and safety· tips. Let us know how it works out . TELLIER'S TIPS -Tony Tellier publishes his "TT's T op Tips" on his predictions of class winners for all the major races and this Baja 2000 is no exception. We will list here his picks of possible winners in each class. Trophy Truck Tim/Ed Herbst, Iva n Stewart/Larry Roesseler, Larry Ragland/Brian Stewart. Class 1 -Troy Herbst, Mark McMillin, Steve Sourapas, Scott McMillin, Corky McMillin. ProTruck -Steve Scaroni/Hayley/Watson, Rick Johnson, Bob Shephard/Dan Ragland, Steve Barlow. Class 3 -Darren Skilton. Class 5 George Seeley, Mike James/Mike Kalicki, Mike Jacobson(fom Brown. Class 5-1600·-Dave Gasper, Victor Orellana. Class 7 -Jeff Lewis/fed Hunnicutt. Class 7S Joe Custer/Darren York, Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen. Stock Mini - Bob Land. Class 8 -Curt LeDuc. Stock Full -Marc Stein, Rod Hall, Jeremy Spirkoff Class 9 -Eric Fisher, Bill Rodriguez, Joe Sheble/Andy Kisner, Tim Hayosh, Hector Sarabia. Class 10 -Mark Hutchins, Don Hatch, Ron Brookshire/Vic Bruckmann, Rick Ellison/John Penner/Bill Hernquist. Class 11 Eric Solorzano. Class 12 -Jerry Penhall, Ty Godde/Jim Greenway, Steve Greinke, Jim Dizney/Bruce Conrad/Mathias Arjona. Sportsman Buggy Walter Prince/ Doug Browne, Roberto Arauz. Sportsman Truck -Doug Granger. Class 1600 -Lorenzo Rodriguez, Bekki Freeman, Dan Martin. . coming Next Month ... SCORE Baja 2000 WRC Tour De Corse Whiplash Parker Gran Prix SNORE Reserve . .. Plus MUCH, MUCH more. Page 7

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MOJAVE DES!ERT RACING, INC. Barstow30D By Ron Miller Photos: Trackside Photo John, Ernie and Tim Criswell had fast lap for Class 500, and then out lasted their. competition to take the win in their yellow and white Baja Bug. Shane Brown had a terrific day in his Jimco, ran eight evenly pased laps and took the Class 1000 win and also the Overall victory at the MOR Barstow race. OffRoaders had plenty to be thankful for on September 30th, when the "Barstow 30011 proved as spectacular as the picture postcard weather it was contested under. The frne folks at MDR had to be pleased when the numbe·r of entries rose higher than race day tempera-ture readings. A healthy total of 99 veh ides were entered, 91 of them actually started and an even 50 finished. Josh Waddell, of Class 100, led the parade of vehicles to the start/finish line. Waddell took full advantage of his dust free front of the field starting position, recording the day's fastest loop (39:28) on Lap 1. Classmates Troy Pom-eroy, John Currier and Kyle Whitted were racing just be-hind the early pacesetter. Wad-dell and Pomeroy continued 1-2 through Lap 2, but Kory Halopoff was looming boldly in the third position. Lap 3 was not kind to the Class 100 front runners. Pomeroy required 1:33:16 to complete his loop, and Waddell disappeared somewhere along the way. At the conclusion of Lap 3, Halopoff had assumed the role of the rabbit, with fellow Class 1000 racer Shane Brown and Whitted in hot pursuit. Brown took over the lead during the Joel Mohr had the fast lap for Class 900 on the second lap, at 53:1 1, and then led all the way to take the victory. Bruce Landfield drove his Ford truck to the win in Class 725, recording fast lap for the class at 54:06, on lap two. Page 8 ensuing laps, but Halopoff and Whitted were far from finished. The trio continued their battle royale until Lap 7; when Halo-poff suddenly faded from con-tentio n. By the time the top pair had set out on their eighth and final lap, Brown's advan-tage over Whitted had grown to double digits. Whitted put up a game fight, but could not make up the necessary ground. Brown's sensational final time of 5:32: 12 (50.6 mph) secured both the Class 1000 and over-· all Barstow 300 victories. Whitted's powerful perfor-mance hardly went unrewarded. The overall run-Bryan Geer had the two fastest laps in Class 550, took the lead and then just stayed there to win by 47 minutes. ner-up's superb 5:44: 12 clock-ing ( 48.8 mph) propelled Whit-ted to a decisive victory in Class 100. Whit Courtenay fin-ished strongly (5 :47:46) to beat Les Perfect for runner-up hon-ors in C lass 1000 and third place overall. Perfect, with an assist from Pro Trucker Rick Johnson who drove the final three laps, wound up finishing 19 minutes behind Courtenay. One of the day's most dra-Craig Turner and Ricky Long shared driving chores in their Class 700 Ford to take the victory, the attrition rate very heavy in this class. Jim Pate/Ii brought his Chevrolet Blazer out to play in the sun,· had a passel of trouble, but went home with the victory in Class BOO_. _________ _ December 2000 matic finishes took place in Class 1600. The re wasn't a whole lot separating Brian Lo-gan and Cindy Greinke going into this next-to -last MDR event of 2000. That pair was running 1-2 in their division and in overall season points. With so much at stake, both wanted desperately to come out on top. Loga n and co-driver Mitch Seal looked to have mat-ters well in hand, as they held a 12 minute lead over Greinke after six laps. H owever, a rear flat on Lap 7 tightened things up considetably. Greinke made up 10 minutes before taking the white flag, and continued to close in resolu tely. Logan man-aged •to beat Greinke to the checkered flag, but he had also started in front of her. At the end of their tense five hour duel, 30 seconds was all that separated this year's Class 1600 valedictorians. Logan's run got the gold, while Greinke grudg-ingly settled for silver. In addi-tion to edging his femme foe for first, Logan also took fast lap honors (43:41) and fifth over-all 6:12:31 (45.1 mph). Greinke's gutsy performance resulted in a bi.ttersweet second in 1600, and sixth overall. Rob Myerly turned in a pretty solid performance of his own, taking third in 1600 and seventh over-all. Myerly finished less than three minutes behind Greinke, and nine seconds to the good of overall eighth place finisher Dennis Boyle. Another pair of Class 1600 competitors com-pie ted top 10 scoring on the day. That duo was Jimmy Hook (ninth) and Max Hanberg (10th). Hook completed his eight lap assignment in 6:28:33 ·(43 mph) to claim fourth in 1600. Hanberg finished 59 sec-onds further back to place fifth. In addition to placing five ve-Continued on page 10 Dusty Times

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-~,~-... , ,J .. , _,. .. -Kyle Whitted was back to the racing wars at the MOR Barstow 300, trying out his just purchased Class 1 car. It worked just fine and he ·· -•· • In their pristine white, Lee Perfect and Rick Johnson (usually John Currier ha? a couple o_f longish laps in his Tim Lawrence Truggy, in a Protruck) put together eight nice laps to take third in the very took the Class 1 victory easily. hides among the day's top 10 finishers, Class 1600 also de-serves kudos for having ten of its 13 starters go the distance. The division's respective sixth through 10th place finishers were Roland Barry, Owen Pot-ter, Don Johnson, Jerry Zaiden and Bob Wiederhold. John Currie r narrowly but still took a fme second m Class 1. competitive Class 1000. missed cracking the top 10 in numbers 6:36:33 (42.2 mph), Like Pome:-::r=-=o=--=-y:--,-t:-th::--e::--:a:.f:-::o-=r-=-e=m=--e:-:n=-----c::,lc:-a-=-s-s---:a:-:n-d::,-,lr4r.t,,-h-o-v-e-r-a...,ll'.-)'a-m- es overall scoring. Currier and Massingham and co. finished a tioned Kory Halopoff also fell Price polished off his eight lap Tim Lawrence combined their non-threatening third in Class victim to one particularly assignment in 6:58:14 (40.2 driving talents to claim second 100. Troy Pomeroy obviously troublesome lap. Halopoff, who mph) to earn sixth place in in Class 100 and post the day's righted whatever went wrong wound-up taking fast lap hon-Class 1000. Price ended up 11th best time (6:34:22). during Lap 3. Pomeroy, the ors in Class 1000 (40:39), re-splitting the Letner Racing en-Something was clearly amiss fourth and final finisher in quired 1:46:43 to complete Lap try, as he finished 15 minutes with the usually potent David Class 100, recovered nicely to 7. Despite his misfortune, the back of Halopoff and 12 min-Massingham team. Despite complete his eight lap assign-ultra-talented young pilot still utes ahead of Harley Letner. their more than respectable ment in 6:38:14 (42.2 mph). managed a respectable fifth in Letner, who took seventh in In an example of the good sportsmanship off road racing is known for, the Shane Brown pit crew replaced a flat tire for Whit Courtenay Dennis Boyle drove his single seat Mirage Class 1000 beam-car to a Kory Halopoff had the fast lap for the class, at 40:39, but then also and Don Hatch, Jimco, who then took 2nd to Brown. nice fourth place, with only one lap that was on the long side. had one of the longest, and dropped to fifth place in Class 1000. Flamingo & The Strip West Tropicana & Arvil!e West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-BARBARY 227-2279 1-800-0RLEANS · 675-3267 1-888-GOCOAST 402-6278 Alta & Rampart 1-877-636-7111 Page 10 December 2000 Dusty lh,.es

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Robert Moore had a really long fifth lap, but then recorded the best Guy Evans pushed his red Bug hard as he chased the Class 550 Gary Stevens ran his Class 900 car through the dust to a nice second last-lap time in the 550 class, and ended his day in third place. leader, but some troubled laps held him to second place. place, a full half-hour in front of the third place car. Class 1000, finished well clear day placed him fourth. Steve(s) Jacketti and Martz threat team of Steve Martz/ was just three minutes behind. of his division's eighth and fi- A field of four took part in leading the pursuit. Landfield Kevin Mahan/Buff Herman Kirby would complete three nal finisher, Guy Cordon. Class 700, with Scott Sells and iced fast lap honors (54:05) on placed third. Steve Jacketti fin-more laps and Patelli four, be-In Class 500, John Criswell Craig Turner engaging for the loop number two, while quickly ished, but Lap 8 mechanical fore Bundy brought a merciful won with relative ease. early lead. Sells held a narrow opening up on the field. Kevin problems left him four minutes end to five hours and 44 min-Criswell, who posted his advantage over Turner as that Davis made a strong mid-race over the time limit. utes third loop. Not surpris-division's fast lap time ( 4 7 :44) pair reached completion of Lap move, closing from fifth to sec-There were three entrants in ingly, time ran out on Bundy on Lap 1, faced just two com-1. On Lap 2, both men were ond, but Landfield still posed Class 800. Donald Bundy and two laps later. Lap 5 also petitors. One of Criswell's foes passed by a flying Tim Carroll. an elusive target. Davis' task Jim Patelli raced as one proved Kirby's final hurrah. failed to escape Lap 1, and the It eventually wound up being became mission impossible through Lap 1, with Chris Kirby Patelli went on to score the other was history after Lap 4. Carroll's final loop, but before when he was forced to race not far behind. On Lap 2, Class 800 win, despite breaking With his competition forced exiting T.C. recorded by far his Laps 5 through 8 without his Bundy opened a clear lead and a rear wishbone mount and into early retirement, Criswell division's fastest lap (43:14). truck's charging system work-set fast lap time (45:44). Kirby front spindle attachment bolt cruised to victory in 8:44:02 Two laps later, Sells' day was ing. Landfield won by a dis-took second when Patelli suf-on Lap 7. J.P. completed his as-(32.1 mph). done. Then the following lap, tance in 7:42:58 (35.3 mph). fered a broken rocker arm stud. signment geared down in Bryan Geer was afforded no Jeff Richardson departed. Davis, making only his second As the field neared completion 10: 14:21. suchluxuryinClass550.Ahalf Meanwhile, Turner and his startinhisnewLothringerbuilt of Lap 3, Bundy was nowhere In Class 900, defending dozen entrants saw action in wife/co-driver Shelley, who had "Lothringer" secured 725 run-in sight. Kirby suddenly found champion Joel Mohr resumed that division. Geer got the completed the first two laps, ner-up honors, and the triple himself in the lead, and Pacelli Continued on page 13 jump on his classmates, by post-turned the truck over to team-ing the Class 550 fast lap time mates Ricky and Tim on the initial loop (50:22). Lap "E.T." Javorick. Long proved a 2 wasn't much different, six most capable replacement, as he seconds to be exact. Geer con-gradually built an insurmount-tinued to show his rivals the able lead. The Turner/Long way', and his lead reached combo required 7:59:10 to double digits during Lap 3. Un-record their victory. Of course, beknownst to his rivals, the some of that time was spent race was over at that point. playing musical co-drivers. Don Geer went on to score power-Long and Opal Conley each fully in 7:08:26 (39.2 mph). rode with Turner's reliefchauf-Guy Evans finished a distant feur, who gained two additional runner-up, more than 46 min-laps when Tim Cecil gave up his utes behind the winner. Robert "seat time" to attend a wedding. Moore, who finished fastest of Six entrants saw action in all, followed in third. And Class 725. Bruce Landfield David Henrickson's 10 hour seized command early, with Dennis Sletten and Robert Henderson battled back and forth with the second place team, but were in front when it counted to take the Class 1100 win. Jamie Campbell and Andy Helquist had the fast lap in Class 1200, at 50:43, and brought their Ford truck home the winner. 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/ James Richardson drove his colorful and beautifully painted two-seat Required to run only five laps, the Class 1100 cars were still hard-Rookie driver Kevin Davis had a mixed day, with some long laps midst pressed. Julio Curiel had fast lap for the class at 1 :05:28, but settled Class 900 car to a nice third place. his winning ways. Mohr took fellow 'niners flag to flag, while gradually putting a half hour between himself and runner-up Gary Stevens. In addition to posting a winning time of 7:47 :10 (36 mph) JM also snared fast lap honors (53 : 11) . Stevens finished 20 minutes clear of Class 900 third place the good ones, but still took second place in Class 725 in his Ford. for second place. finish e r J a mes Richardson. "close" only counts in ho rs e -Ca mp be 11 -a-n·a-Hrr-e-,-lq~u-1~' s-,-t-p_o_s_,...t-e d.--,,th' i~r'd-p'l'a_c_e-,f~i n- i~srh_e_r -.M-rnik-e-.-D.,i.,.,ll...-. Wesley Huston, the only other shoes and hand grenades the fastest lap (50:43), the best On Class 1400, a field of 10 'niner to go the distance, should try spending an entire overall time (4:37:23) and the participated. However, Bobby checked in a distant fourth. day traversing hundreds of Class 1200 victory. That duo Quarnstrom Jr. left no doubt Two Class 900 competitors, miles of Mojave Desert. averaged a swift 37.9 mph, to who was best. Quarnstrom was Wayne Collins and David Entrants from Classes 1100, finish more than one hour and never seriously menaced, while Viera, deserve credit for com-1200, 1300 and 1400 were 17 minutes ahead of runner-up posting a final time of 5:27:50 pleting all but their final lap. handed five lap assignments. Daniel Fresh. Although no (32 mph). "Q" won easier than DittoforThomasWesthoff,of Jamie Campbell and Andy matchforthewinner,Freshdid hisl3minutemarginofvictory Class 500. Anyone who thinks Helquist proved much the best. finish well clear of Class 1200, Continued on page 14 ,.....,,....,.,..-,-----~~------~.~--~~~..,..., Bobby Quarnstrom, Jr. recorded the fast time for Class 1400, Aaron Dixon pushed his Ford pre-runner class truck (Class 1400) Daniel Fresh and his Jeep had trouble of some sort on laps three and with a quick 59:01 time on the first lap, and went on to take harder in the late laps, but couldn't quite catch up and took a nice four, but still finished their fifth and final lap in second place. the win by 14 minutes. ______ second place. -·Power . Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER TO_~-D Racer and Spectator D'iscounts •GENERATORS •WELDERS •GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES · • WATER PUMPS •LAWNMOWERS • RIDING MOWERS •OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWN TRACTORS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY - - -IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE Does! Check our website KAWAGUCHI HONDA . EX1000 3532E.3RoScJ...a;~CA9CXJ63•323.264.3936, 264.5858 FAX 264.2136 '&()NDA Power Equipment. Dusty Times I ! VISA I s A L E s ' s E R V I C E ' p A R T s 1'. T"'·thing' . ll:l ttoNDA PowER EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST 1 ~ seasier. ~ f or optimum perfor.nancC' and saf<"ty. plt-.ui.c tc-ad lh,e O\\,l<"r·s manua l b..·forc Opt" your Hond:i Powir-r Equipment. SPf'Cilic-.itlons subjtt'l to ct:.uig;c-";L"1out not11..·e. •!m.lte only. ba~d on rated load. +B:utery not ind ud('d \\ith EM3500SXK1. E'.\t5000SXK I .u1d EB0500$X. +♦With b.tat'ry trny kit. whttls &. h..m~t"r. Conn«Oon to houSt powc-r rcqulrts lr,msfcr d(."'\it1! to ,wol,1 possiblt" injury to pov.·"r company P'=rsonnt'l. Consult .;i qu.;ill.R~d elttU1clan. December 2000 Page 13

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The "Got Dirt?" team ran their buggy in class 1300 and driver Greg Tim Hayosh had a close and exciting race for the lead in Class 1300 Cindy Greinke and Darnen Jefferies shared the driving in Greinke's Crew survived a bad second lap to take third in class. and finally had to settle for second place, only 49 seconds out. car, to come up second in the 1600 class. Max Hanberg was part of the lead pack in the 1600 class, and There were more 1600 cars than anything else, and Jimmy Hook was Rob Myerly kept his good lookin' car near the front, but settled for finished in fifth place, only 59 seconds out of fourth place. He was in the lead pack all day, finally finishing in fourth place. third in Class 1600, and seventh in the overall standings. 8th in the overall standings. would seem to indicate, and also Harber (fifth) completed the or- son, who drove the remainder of Heine con.,..t~in_u_e_d-,---t:-o-s-.-h_o_w--,t-rh-e~-.H--.--a-yo-,sh,-c_r_o_s_se-d-,---t-rh-e--rti~n~i'""'sh.--.lrrin- e took fast lap honors (59:01). der of Class 1400 finishers. the race. Curiel was able to way until experiencing day end-first, but Puhl prevailed by some Aaron Dixon cut into There was a match race on makeupgoodgroundduringthe ing trouble on Lap 4. When 27seconds.Bothmenaveraged Quarnstrom's lead during each tap in Class 1100, with Julio final two laps, but his late Heine exited, the race suddenly 33 mph on the day, with Puhl of the three final laps, but ulti-Curiel pitted against "The 11 charge was not enough. Hen-evolved into a two lap sprint emergir\g victorious in 5:17:34. mately ran out of real estate. Brothers". Curiel and Dennis derson and Sletten sped to vie-between Puhl and Tim Hayosh. Hayosh raced much too well to The Dixon camp was elated Sletten each held brief leads tory in 6: 10:53 (28.3 mph). That pair posted nearly identi-lose, but was still forced to settle with their runner-up perfor-during the opening loop. Curiel Curiel settled for second, finish- cal Lap 4 clockings, and Hayosh for runner-up honors. It was a mance. "For our team, the MDR earned fast lap honors by polish-ing 16 + minutes behind the held a narrow lead entering the long way back to Greg Crew and Barstow 300 was the culmina-ing off that_ initial loop in winners. final loop. A superb battle Clare Ross, the respective third tion of five years of work", said 1:05:28. However, Sletten came . A half dozen competitors saw raged, with Puhl and Hayosh and fourth place Class 1300 fin-Dixon, who began building his right back to catch and pass action in Class 1300. Kurt Puhl each spending time on the front is.hers. pre-runner in 1995. Dixon Curiel during Lap 2. By the started quickly and held the end. Hayosh, admittedly, was And that will do it folks. checked in more than 40 min-completion of Lap 3, his lead early advantage. Jim Heine driving over his head in the fi-Congratulations to Shane utes ahead of third place fin-had swelled to nearly 30 min-forged into the lead on loop nal stages. That effort led to his Brown, this year's "Barstow 300 isher Scott Spindola. Mark utes. Sletten then turned the Number 2, securing fast lap posting his fastest lap of the day champion", and here's hoping Growe (fourth) and Mark wheel over to Robert Hender-honors in the process (54:44). (1:01:36). Puhl got his final lap all of you readers have a happy Page 14 RACERS PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT WITH PHYSICAL DAMAGE INSURANCE FOR YOUR OFF-ROAD RACING VEHICLES Call the experts at Michael E. James Insurance Agency. We can satisfy the insurance needs of all off-road racers. Physical Damage Insurance for Race Vehides Trucks Trailers Tools/Equipment EXA1'1IPLE Liability Insurance for Special Racing Events Value ofRace Vehicle $30,000 x3% = $900 Annual Premiwn $1,000 deductible Coverage for fire, 1heft, V &M!\-1, limited physical damage protection Call for free quo~ and details Michael E. James Insurance Agency 619-445-5797 December 2000 in59:47,asthetworeachedthe holiday season. C.U. at the checkers bumper to bumper. races! Kurt Puhl led early on, then dropped back but regained the Class 1300 lead and stayed in front to take first place by 49 seconds. -' -' ,,,..,, . •.• ~""',.,:. -~ ,,.!i • 't .~ ~-?• ,, In the 1600 class Brian Logan had fastlap of the day at 43:41, then had a flat that cost a lot of time, but managed to squeak out the win by 30 seconds. Dusty Times

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0 0 .. 11: . ~;!"/:!a!~o~t!:~;:;:otp~s ~u;j; ::sz;:: ,:::c::; :ni i~T!u1:: t:!ct max. _ _, •-~ I\ stop ,t tbs midway pi(s. Bikes and ATVs ars welcome on this trip if they ~an · solve the g11 pro/J/sm. The Bike I ATV Poker Run (pre run) is approximately JS miles long and fakes place on a portion of the big course. ,,.,~I ,•~" February t -Early bird mixer sf the Blue Water Resort g Casino will feature I I N' a no-host bar and hors doeuvrss. All racers, vendors, spectators and town officials are invited. ,; ~ _,J "' February Z -Sun up flll tq am: High speed testing at the gauntlet. February I ~ t t am: Contingency row will open at the B_lue Watsr Resort and Casino. •· . February Z - 1 pm: Mandatory drivers me,fing for all driver1 will take placs at the Blue Water Resort & Casino. · , . February 3 - 1 am) National Desert Mini Tour round 21 riders meeting with race to follow. Meefin9 and race will start at the Parker Chambsr of Commerce building. The oldsr kids will run for one hour, with the younger kids fo race about 40 minutes. · This event is sponsored by the Februa? 3 - 8 am: Staninn for all Cars and Trucks. First ra_c,r starts af 9am -Blue Water Resort & Casino and ;,_ :1 · -All Bike and A TV races to consist of 3 33 mi~e _Joops "th a grand prix t,msh w1 1 t 3 laps (first racer to comp e e brings out the checker). it will be filmed for a Television sharp. Ti e race is J laps of 87 miles each, and an 8 hour time limit. ,......_..,_~-~~1:,.~ Presentation . February 3 - 8 pm: Awards presentation will fake place al the Blus Water. Young Racers this is • In-Car Cams are available for February 4 -1:30 am: ATV Riders meeting with staging and race lo follow. a Series for you ! only $1000 dollars: includes The first ATV off af 8:30 sharp. . Division A _ all 60 & 80cc Bikes guar~ntee~ pre race and p~st February 4 -10:30 Riders meeting for all big Bikes with staging and race lo and all 205cc ATVs race mterv,ews as well as m car • follow. First Bike off at 11:30 sharp. · Division B - all other 50cc & footage in the TV presentation $$$$$$$~$ Offers above Bikes and ATVs • Bi!<e and ATV he/met cams . Gauntlet Spectator & Pit Area• Whiplash 5tfees and ~ia:~~;~~i:~~~::~~~r~0:i1~:a~i~:;eenn:~~t available fo~ only $500 dollars. ' The Gauntlet and Midway are the only authorized pit areas. Lower Entrybacks ! 10 winners will be drawn at the Trophy Presentation same benefits as above. . The course will NOT go through the Shea pits Great Pav $ ' Parent;s support; rour • Vendors reserve your space! -$$$$$$$$$ Young Racer!. PRE-ENTER BY JANUARY 26, 2001 OR LATE FEES OF $50 · FOR TRUCKS & BUGGIES AND $20 FOR BIKEs/ATVs VVILL APPLY. FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, SEE THE FORMS IN THE SOUTHWEST OFFROAD NEVVS /2 7J1/fS 0111 CLASSES & EN&Y rEE$ ?!EASE CA ~ .... ,P-IP-ll~~-IP-III!.-.,... ..... ~ . '

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28TH WRC CYPRUS RALLY Sainz socks It To -·em· By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya regained their winning ways, first overall in Cyprus, shown here in their Ford Focus on the road to victory. He's back! He's winning, way. Markka Martin once again! Carlos Sainz had his again had a wonderful result nrst outright world rally win in his old, privately run since 1998 in New Zealand. Toyota Corolla, taking the He led this Cyprus Rally from checkers in sixth overall, start to finish and he equaled beating two of the seven reg-. Kankkunen's record of 23 istered team drivers who com-world rally wins. With Colin pieced the event. South McRae finishing second this Americans took the first three was a second 1-2 win for Ford places in Group N, quite a this year. The only drivers feat for those south of the ahle to chaiienge chem were equator. M arcus Granholm Burns in the Subaru and De-still leads the drivers stand-lecour in the Pe ugeot. The ings, despite not finishing. rally was a disaster for the This was a brand new SEAT and Skoda teams, both event in the world calendar, out of the fray before hal~ ,::d_ very slow. Sainz's win-~-tr/ , , .. -~OU• ~-~ -,1 WtNNINOt ~il'T ~~-· "When The Pavement Ends ... The Racing Begins" "If you think winning isn't everything ... You're a loser" T-Shlrts M-XL $14.95 XXL $16.95 ning speed was 64 kph, al-most 15 kph slower than any other world rally, due to the twisty course that wound endlessly ·around mountain ridges. Tire wear was critical, most teams finishing stages with very little tread left. The newness of this event to most drivers meant it was re-ally on a level playing field since the current reconnais-sance rules came into effect. This 10th round of the FIA World Rally Champion-ship entered new territory, a coun~_:Y. \VeU experienced in t,ou•~~-J!'o~t::"~\ t--.-:~ ... ;__.;-,,,;,c-,,.,,.. ,;,.0-C'l'I,» Hooded Sweatshirt Flag Logo Shorts $19.95 Page 16 Order today by calling 1 {888} BOCG WIN or fax to 1 {408) 370~0400 See our complete line of Way Cool gear and order online at DEALERS! Give us a call for one of our retailer packages! December 2000 rall ying a t lower levels, but neve r before a s a world event. Six of the seven regis-tered manufacturers entered with a total of 5 7 crews on the entry list, and of interest, only five two wheel drive cars in the lot. Mostly run in hilly, wooded regions, along in-credibly twisty roads, this was to be the first of three con-secutive world rallies to be held in the Mediterranean region. For the first time since Sa-fari there was a new Manu-facturers points leader, Ford, who had not been in this po-sition since 199 5. And, for the first time since Portugal, Richard Burns was not lead-ing the drivers points. Now it was Marcus Granholm. For the teams, this was the rally·· of the great unknown. One source said, "The unknown factor is the challenge! The cars will be prepared to Acropolis specs although we know the roads will be rough in a different way." Another team leader said,, "There will be high under hood tempera-tures, high tire wear due to_ constant wheel spin and we are worried about the two long stages where only one spare tire is allowed." The oply new thing on the rally was the new Skoda, based·on the Octavia, featuring a brand new turbo. It had been many years since the championship had included an event so com-pletely new to the teams. Only one driver and co-driver had finished the event before: Skoda's Armin Schwarz and his former co-driver Denis Giraudet, who now partners Didier A uriol at SEAT. Of all the teams, Skoda had the most recent experience on the event. For the last two years their Oc-tavia Kit Car had won the two wheel drive Formula 2 category on the event. The FIA World Council admitted the Cyprus Rally as a replacement for the China Rally, with only four months notice. For the past 15 years the event had been run in the European· championship. Cyprus is the 23rd different country to host an FIA World Rally Championship event. The 19 days since the previous rally round the other end of Europe had al-ready caused a, tight trans-port schedule. The boat bringing the cars was sched-uled to arrive five days before the rally but it was delayed in Marseilles and arrived 24 _hours later tha.n planned. Reconnaissance schedules were altered accordingly. Leg 1 -Nine stages, gravel, 145 kms. 52 crews crossed the starting line. It was not clear to what extent being first on the road was either a good or a bad thing, but the champi~ onship leader, Marcus Gran-holm started slowly and Car-los Sainz, running.fourth made best time on three of the first four stages. Burns was second on the road and right behind Sainz but he lo~t turbo pres-sure on the fourth stage, fell back to third while M c Rae took over the second spot. The Fords were laying 1-2, Peugeot's were 4 and 5 and Mitsubishi was 6 and 7. Kankkunen slid wide on a corner, lost some time and he was eighth. Makinen's sus-pension was too soft and Freddy Loix h ad bad settings on his diffe r e n tial. The morning was a disaster for Skoda, 2 kms into Stage 2 Armin Schwarz rolled his Octavia, then on Stage 4 Luis Climent had engine fail-ure and was unable to con-tinue. He had run out of oil due to a punctured sump. SEAT started badly as well, Auriol's left rear suspension not set too well and Garde-meister had soft suspension all around. Markka Martin was defi-nitely the fastest of the non-wor ks drivers. Leading •.Teams Cup driver Toshihiro Arai spun and stalled on Stage 3 and his rival Frederic Dor was fighting soft suspen-sion and a flattened exhaust pipe. Simon Jean-Joseph was next, also having soft shocks and Krzysztof Holowczyc rolled on the first stage and was lucky enough not to slide off the road on his roof. A big rock saved him from certain disaster. John Papadimitrious retired on Stage 3 when he lost oil, caused by damage to the rear suspension which then damaged the differen-tial. Abdullah Bakhashab re-tired on the second stage when his transmission locked up. In Group N there were three leaders in as many stages, first Manfred Stohl, then G abriel Pozzo and fi-nally Gustavo Trelles. Now came the proof of the pudding, the core of Cyprus rallying, the endless tortuous sections around and through the Troodos mountains. "Tactics so far have been meaningless" said McRae. "This is where the rally really starts!" Granholm led the cars into the hills, still first car on the road, now lying fifth overall and catching up to the cars in front. He was fourth after the long Stage 5, but he was in trouble. His electrical warning ligh t was flashing, the battery was dy-ing and he was losing power. He started the sixth stage but it was a lost cause, the car was running out of electrics. Burns was running through the constant bends and curves at an uninterest-ing rhythm, McRae had only gone nine kilometers when he lost his rear brakes and this slowed him 'til the end of the sixth stage. His front tires were bald and Sainz also had "slick" tires as well. Makinen took too long changing tires on the road section after Stage 5, arriv-ing at the start of Stage 6 one minute late and with no time to properly pressure the tires. Kankkunen was trying Pirelli KC tires but they were way too ·hard. And remember, it was slow! Burns took over 36 minutes to cover the 31 km section! Tha t's slow1 Loix had third best time on Stage 6 . The SEATs were in ter-rible trouble, Auriol lost his power steering after six kms Dusty Times

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Eleventh overall, first Group N. Gustavo Trelles and Jorge de/ Buono Markka Martin and Michael Park corner hard in the dirt on the way First Formula 2 was Dimitris and Angelos Kaune/is shown here in corner hard in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo before an appreciative crowd. to a nice sixth overall in their privateer Toyota Corolla. their tiny but potent FIAT Cinquecento, scoring well at Cyprus. Tommi Makinen and Risto Mannisenmaki drove to~ fine fifth overall Boy, they were throwing dirt and moving right along but Didier Auria/ Toshihiro Arai and Roger Freeman drove their Subaru lmpreza to the in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. only completed six stages due to wheel bearing failure. Teams Cup win and they were ninth overall, overcoming this problem. on the longest and most ott. McRae had troubles, he retired. Only Arai was gine troubles and ·was losing The shock problems were not t~isty stage of all and he was overheating with sand and left. In Group N Trelles was about two seconds per km. the same as Acropolis, this pulling over to let other cars gravel blocking the radiator a minute ahead of Pozzo and . They returned to Stage 5/ time the leaks were internal pass him and he also was after cutting a corner: and another 12 seconds in front 6 and Delecour dropped from and his broken driveshaft having differential problems. scooping the debris into the of Stohl. In F2, only two of third to fourth when his was caused by a rock jam-Remember, on this ralty the grill and he soon dropped to the five competitors were brakes failed. Sainz worked ming against the tranny tun-cars were running at three fourth place. And Sainz con-left, headed by Kyprianou in too hard on 13 and lost time nel. But, just like Greece, it minute intervals because of tinued to lead. a Peugeot 306, having shock on 14 with his worn tires. was Burns' misfortune that the terrain and the very dusty Mitsubishi was also in problems but he was still half Gardemeister drove off the had given Ford their com-conditions. Gardemeister trouble,. They thought both an hour in the lead. road and retired. Martin's manding position. Would stopped on a stage also, "The their cars had suffered broken Leg 2 -Eight stages, joy-stick was inoperable, h e Sainz be allowed to win this . car would not turn in the drive shafts but it was output gravel, 114 kms. Kankkunen was using the emergency time? The word came down, corners so I started using the shaft failure in both cases. was still upset over his pen-shifter, Makinen lost power "Yes, he will be allowed to hand brake, which got hot Makinen had differential alty. However, the first day at altitude with a faulty en-win." Mitsubishi was com-and stuck in the 'on' position problems as well while Lois had not seen the worst of the gine management program petitive again and they were and that stalled the engine. had the throttle pedal jam rally conditions. The tern-and Burns slowed down with thanking Freddy Loix for his I lost some time before I under the bump stop and he peratures gradually cooled shock failure. This dropped enthusiasm and a restoration could get going again." rolled the car, fortunately off and in the mountains it is him behind McRae and the of his confidence .. This, in Kankkunen had even more landing on its wheels but four always a bit cooler than the Fords were now 1-2 overall. turn, motivated Makinen problems, he drove through minutes were lost. Garde-coast. Now the challenge was In Grou·p N Pozzo ran out and all were happy. a double time control and meister was going better but the degraded stages, those of fuel on the road section The final days stages were was awarded a five minute something was sticking, ei-that had already been used and used the Group N emer-new, the first time the driv-penalty. That dropped him ther the throttle or the gear-the day before and many of gency refueling station to get ers had tackled them at speed. from eighth to 19th place. box, it was difficult to know. the roads were bound to be back to service. Trelles was Borns had his ECU fail on the Martin was now up to sev-The result of these dramas rougher. The first three turning on his heater to cool first stage, he installed the enth overall, best non-team was that Delecour was up to stages were on harder ground down the engine and said he spare unit and made fast time driver, still ahead of Arai, second. Kankkunen finished and the day started with a didn't like saunas. Stohl was on the next two stages. but he was having tire wear the day in ninth place, his five surprise, Mitsubishi won the having engine and steering Makinen's car was jumping problems. Arai's car was han-minute penalty was reduced first two, first for Loix, the troubles. out of fourth gear, Martin had dling erratically. Dor was to three minutes, that put second for his world cham-On the final stages of the yet another flat, Loix's car having shock problems, him into eighth with a greater pion teammate, Makinen and day the Fords cruised on-was understeering. In Group Holowczyc's engine cut out chance of finishing in the both were very pleased. wards. Burns snapped a N, Trelles had a flat tire and on a road section and it was points. The drivers were saying driveshaft on the final stage, Pozzo, gently but firmly put five minutes before he could In the privateer ranks, that the 13th stage would be forcing him into front wheel his Mitsubishi on its roof. carry on. Jean-Joseph had to Martin was up to fifth, his ri-critical for all of them, rough drive, then the gearbox Carlos cruised in for the drive some of Stage 5 and all val Arai was in trouble, his rocks, bad ruts and this is the seized in second gear. He fell win, Delecour held off Burns, of six with no brakes after a engine overheated, went into second time on the same to fourth and the Fords had Makinen had ·leaking shocks caliper failed. In Group N, "safe" mode, he tried hard to course. The top drivers had a buffer of 57 .2 seconds on and McRae finally reached Manzi had to go five kms keep up but went off the no troubles, although Kank-the Peugeot of Delecour. the finish, happy that his en-with a flat tire. road, blew a tire and over-kunen suspected his engine· Kankkunen broke a brake gine was still working. Sainz Sainz was taking no pris-heated the engine even more., was down on power. Martin caliper and reached the end was happy, "It is one of the oners. He had a 15 second The mousse in the tire ex-had a flat and was going cau-of the stage with no brakes most memorable w.ins in my lead after Stage 6 and by ploded and he drove 30 kms tiously but was still having left and Sainz wondered if his · career". As the teams go to day's end he had one minute, on the rim, had to drive hydraulic problems. Arai had 26 month famine of wins was Corsica, only three points 20 seconds in hand, which straight through Stage 9 in transmission troubles and was to come to an end. separate the top three driv-was only three stages later. that condition, having to losing half a minute a stage Leg 3 -Six stages, gravel, ers and it looks like Ford has Burns fell progressively back. swap rims before the service and Pozzo had to drive three 89 kms. Burns' engineers the Manufacturers points He had chosen a conserva-park. Other Subaru drivers kms on a flat. Stohl had en-worried over his troubles. sewed up. ■ tive tire, he did have a short were in worse trouble. Jean-?x11tcyprusR.illy2oooLir=s<01ccYJs.·10s,p1cmbcr2000wcR10 11rpoints spin but he was now 83 sec-Joseph stopped to lend an ex-E Fordn--;nofocu•WRC WK \l~U'D TC GN d b h d h l d h H l , lb) Carlos S.-\I}."Z:Luis !I.lay• """-- - gA Vb"FMC (Gl:l) 5h.c(1111.ll~.•1,, • Ill on s e in t e ea er. tinguis er, o owczyc s gear (5) ColinMcRAE·'Nick-vGrisi GB Ford~ingFocuo\J/RC A VSFMCCGB) Sh2<,m.~22., 6 6 SEAT had nothing but box broke, no gears available m ~:i:~~'s°to\t~~--~~~~~~~G•>t•loup ~ll ~=~~n:~~c ;~ ~~i\1tJ~~ ;~~~~i:i;;: ~ ~ trouble on this group of at all, all on the last stage of (I) TomnuMAJ-JNEN·RisloManni,cnmili FIN MilSubishil.anccrEvolullon A V41\.{MR(GDJ Sh.29mOJ I,. 2 A · l l f · h d Th A • (17) MMIJco 1'lanin-l\.·bchael Park EE/GB Toyot&Corolla WRC A K-AM736 (D) 5h.29m.Sll .h. I Stages. UflO et Service, t e ay. US, rat Was (4/ Juh•K."--'JlJ.L::-.iE?--:JuhaRcpo fl?-,; SubarolmprcuWRC ,4, ·w22SRT(GB) ShHm.116.6s thought the brakes were nearly half an hour in front C!> FrcddyLOLX.SvcnSmecis JB,'GB MiSubts•~Imhipcrcarumaza· WR.GcT " W4MMR(GllJ 5h.J4m.1u.6.,. (18) Toshihiro .v•i-Rogcr Freeman --A V!OALL (GB) 5h .l5m.2118s .. badly adjusted but it turned of the only remaining Teams IO (!2) Sirnonl<>n•Jusq,hJadBoyere F SubarulmprczaWRC A PSWRC(<iA) 5h4Km.2l1ls b b cl h I b f h f. 0th« unporta.n1 finishers OUt to e a a W ee ear-ent_ry OUt O t e lVe Starters. 11 f25) Gustavo Trclles:Jorgc Del Buuno ing. His team told him to Dor finished Stage 9 with a 12 c2si GabrielPouo'fabi.-.nCrcru k h h h b k h h 13 (27) Claudio Mcnzi-Edgardo Galindo par t e car w ere e was ro en ex aust (w ich had 1s CH> !1.Ianfrcd s1ohl'Pc1er ~fuller rather than risk running the caused the fire) and col-16 (31) AndrcasPc,a1ikos/Ch,ri.,Episkopo11 IR 144) Bob• Tum Culsoul stage and having a wheel fly lapsed front suspension and !6 C60J Ouni1ri.s -Angelos ..:uundis R0U/RA Miuubishi Lancer Evolution RA ll,litsubishi l.anccr Evolution RA Mitsubishi l.anccr Evoluoon ~ :.; GG-lll:395 (D) BH019SH(I) l:l0477ZD{l) BH022Sli (I) ENY936(CY) PSK4S5 {B) YMZHtH (GK) A . 1,litsubishi Lancer Ewluoon :-; CY l,liuubishi l.anccr Evolution :-; ll Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution :-; GR Cinquccc:nlo Sporllflg :-; 5h.48m.4 5 6s • 5h.5llm.!6.0s Sh.51m.3I 4s 5h 5km :!OJ~ 6h 07m.U2.Js bh 15m OJ J~ 7h 3'Jm 2K 1s .. • • ~ 10 JO 6 4 3 Dusty Times December 2000 Page 17

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CODE /TECATE ••aOTICA SANTA MARIA 200" An EZ Day For Yee By T any Tellier Photos: Mario Vasquez Eli Yee drove his Jimco to first in Class 10 Pro and first overall at the tough CODE "Las 200 de Botica Santa Maria" race in October. Eli Yee took the family Jimco to a decisive victory at the rugged four lap "Botica Santa Maria 200", held on the northern end of the Laguna Salada. Yee was pressed, initially, then pretty much had it his own way after the other four "10" cars fell back or by · the wayside. Eli's first lap of 54 minute·s over the 48 mile course was nearly matched by "Doc" Ray Santos de! Prado who was but one minute behind. Sergio Nunez brought his hod rod-flamed solo car through in 56 and Amado Lopez was a click back at 57. Slick Vic Bruckmann had a sticking throttle, suffering to a lagging 67. (Isn't a sticking throttle commensurate with the Overall? Oh well.) Anyway, Nunez was the only other": 1 O" to do the required four laps in the class. Yee, whose "Fat" Toyota had "King" bypasses on the front (just like everybody else), was finished in 3:46:51 and then was "outa there" like Dennis Molinere. THE COURSE The route ran counterclockwise along the western margins of the lake and crossed under the two Tecate-Mexicali autopista bridges, following the aqueducto. A dead calm morning favored front starters and the insane. Example: the "5-16s" had 11 finishers out of 14 starters while, on the other hand, the eight "Pro 7" trucks could only squeak in two: Perry "NRiaRw/ oaMcN" McNeil's new Ford in 7: 11 and Jesus Mendez at 7:45. A record 111 cars started the race with 63 finishing -and two disqualified. The 60 Pros went four laps while the six "Pro I ls", the 37 Sportsmen, and the eight Safaris were scheduled for three. Due to the 48 mile loop and the large number of starters, CODE shortened the start interval to 20 seconds from the usual 30. And, no, no "Safaris" were in staging when Yee came through. However, the last car off broke down twice before the start then got stuck right off the line. THE RACE "1600" never-lifter Martin Gonzalez continued his reign of terror with a Second Overall at 4 :05:10 in his newly Brue kmann-power-p la n te d "Curry". The Navarretes, Leo and Ali, had gearbox problems in their "9" but still ran down the front starting father and son team of Ivan and Tony Gomez in the black Lacarra/ Mayoral single •seater. Dad Tony would later explain that he "needs a '10' or a 'l'. This is getting too rough for me, anymore!" The 14 "5-1600" car race came down to a tactical battle between the Allan Gregory Racing Organization and perennial powerhouse Danny Ledezma. Danny held some good cards for the race: he started way behind the Al.Ian Gregory rig; was kept well aware o~ the time differences by a "sabe" race crew; and, most important, he was, after all, Danny Ledezma. Ledezma started 3:40 behind Allan and "did what he had to do" while Gregory had to run full out all the time. Their elapsed race time delta at the end was 2: 12 in favor of the Chula Vista Ledezma team. Both drivers drove the full event and were visibly exhausted at the flag: "I couldn't do another lap", sighed the disappointed but "up" Gregory. He and Danny shook (sore) hands and spoke of the good race. "The car worked great, it was awesome", said A GRO-vator Al. "Off that pavement section (after the west underpass) I hit a concrete piece and creased the wheel. But we only changed it when we gassed. Then I 'burned' the clutch cable and Danny passed me while we checked it out. It was snagged in the tube." So it ,. "\: .. Here we see Martin Gonzalez demonstrating the style that earned him the Class 1-2/1600 victory as well as second in the overall standings. was crash box time. "We passed the "Nines" with the proper him when he was changing a size tires: "We simply could not flat", said Al, "but he got us on supply everyone running in time". Big Al wants to co-drive large class 1 ike '5-1600', for on the Ledezma team in 2001. example, and leave anyone out. Sorta seems unfair.. That would not be fair. The Danny had two flats and '1600' buggies would use a 33-changed them at their pits, inch tire and '7S' use, well, who since "we carried no spare", knows what, so the 'Nines' got Ledezma noted. "I was taking the tires." Of those 13 cars my time, the heat could kill there were nine finishers -the you, so I did what I had to do". "Sportsman 7S" car was a DNF And he did. (Note: That.would -and Navarro said that only be "Ledezma" time that he was one tire had been seriously taking, which must be different damaged. than for other folks.) Ledezma Mexicali BFG Baja manager will forego the B2K to prepare Eloy He-rnande.:: Ibarra was for a full season with SCORE. introduced to desert racing and Kenny Wheat, who works for was pleasantly surprised as to Danny, got in his first ever off the magnitude and the quality road race. "I had an excellent of the CODE program. time and want to dedicate this THE ·CLASSES win to my mom Edna, from Pro 5 Allentown, PA". Wheat looked The Trujillo "Thing" tore off excited but tired. the right rear arm ... a lot! Third Overall was the 1. Gerardo Gonzalez; DNF. Gerardo Gonzalez "Puro Valle" Juan Trujillo. ''Five;; car with more than just Pro 7 a little engine oil spread With only two vehicles around. "We changed drivers finishing in the seven car class and changed oil!" was the it was true carnage as Perry explanation. "The course, it McNeil and Jesus Mendez was 'muy duro"'. battled to see who could be last In an unprecedented move, overall finisher. While Perry for a CODE event, anyway, took longer for his repairs, his BFGoodrich presented the on-the-move laps were quicker entire Pro 9 car field with free than Mendez so he won in his race tires. Eleven Pro car's debut. "ZR Designs" Rene· Challengers were fitted with · Luis Montana said that his first new "KM" Mud-Terrains -race in the fancy Jose Albet~o which featured a sipped tread Gonzalez "Golva" car ended plus the rim protectors as fo1md after only about eight miles. on the "KOs". They mounted "The transmission just quit". three rear 3 lxl0.5R15LTs and The-motor~ycle rider and bike two Super Traction 7.00-15LT racer promoter was still fronts fo r e ac h team . In impressed with his "7" ride. addition, BFG gave that deal to Pro 8 the sole "Sportsman 9" car of The Impress Coronado Ford . Gregorio Casillas and to the had it its own way, other than "Sportsman 7" of Francisco shedding bed panels along the Romo. way to yet another Gustavo BFG rep Rafael Navarro, Jr. Coronado win. Armando explained that BFG sat down-Acre's post-war Ford pickup and determined that they only had one of his best days with a had immediate assets to supply finish and some second place gold. The tall all steel vehicle would be a stand-out at any rod run. Jorge Luis Ramirez' open air Honcho took some time to complete all four laps but was Third. Pro 9 Gustavo Coronado lost some body pieces, but kept everything else together, to take the Class B win with his Ford. Gerardo Gonzalez finds conditions just a bit dusty, but it didn 't slow him down, and he won Class 5 and finished third in the overall standings. Ivan Gomez was just barely ahead of Leonardo Navarrete after the first lap. Leo had already passed '99 class champion "FranFer" Francisco Fernando, who would then fade on Lap 2. Gomez cut a minute off his previous lap time as the Navarrete Challenger challenger was consistent to the minute. After the midway driver swap Papa Antonio Gomez could not match the Continued on page 20 Page 18 December 2000 Dusty Times

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@ob · DFF-HD.iD ~ PROMOTIONS Mexicali-to-San Felipe THE SIXTH RACE OF THE CODE TECATE 2000 SERIES: AN OFF~ROAD CHALLENGE IN BAJA December 1 ·2·3, 2000 More than $35,000 dllrs · in Contingency Prizes! Drawing Wednesda~ November 22, 2000 Mexicali By Phone or Fax! $500~ PRIZE FOR OVERALL PRO CARS & M/C Pre-Running. From November 17, Do it with extreme caution Tel & Fax: (01152-6) 553•4087 CLASSES: PRO & Sportsman M/C Open, M/C 125, ATV Open, 1, 10, 1/2-1600, 8, 5, 5-1600, 9, 7, 7S, 11, Safari Entry Fee Cars: PRO: $ 2,500 pesos1'l<'1 Sportman: $1,500 pesos0)(2J Safari: $1,000 oesosm (l)lncludes $700 pesos Championship Matos, "1Jncludes $400 pesos Land use fee ATV's: PRO: $ 1,500 pesos/31 Sportman: $1,000 pesos(J) (3)/ncludes $300 pesos Land use fee MEDICAL CONTINGENC~ FUND $ 300 pesos Oust for cars, mandatory) La Rancherit§>~ ~~~ 1w1iE~bEf H')\\aMgi1~~ ~~~ OFF-HD~D Schedule 2000 ~ THE OFFICIAL BEER OF CODE OFF-ROAD coruco DUSTY TIMES -Mexlcall COTUCO San Fellpe ~ODE iec,w, KC Hilite<, 200 N,0ht Laguna Saiaoa ·--JunP 30, Julv ·1--2, 2000 gs CM,1r P.O.BOX 2328, CALEXICO, CA 92232-2328 CODE Tecatr:1 Zr "I COCA COLA 200 • Mexicali to San Felipe. D_ecember f •3, 2000

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Sergio Nunez didn't have a perfect day, but managed to bring his red Pietro Brassea drove his very tidy 1600 car to second place, 12 minutes flamed single seater back to the finish in second place in Class 10. behind the first car, and still looking neat and clean. pace that young son Ivan had had a flat and ran on it or two, to t e winner's ut t ey lost set and was minutes back on three miles. "Then I had to time at the driver change then both laps. The race-sponsoring change it myself'. Dad Poncho three-wheeling it cost them a Eric Duran had a good race, and ended his day in third place in Class 1-2/1600, just a bit over two minutes in front of fourth. "FranFer" gente gave· it a good was adamantly displea·sed about spot. shot but were behind Gomez by the extreme fees for the Baja Ron reported that: "Scott a couple of minutes, with the 2K: "We're working guys! drove the first two laps, he said Hermanos Navarretes winning That's too much money". he would take it easy and I with a comfortable nine minute· Ron and Scott Plunkett took would pick it up if we were spread. Alejandro reported that off the "4 Sale" sign and came running decent. Well, you their Jamar-style dog-leg shift over to get free BFGs and to know, all strategies go out the mechanism got sloppy, or out of have a nice day. Second half window when the green flag adjustment, so that they only driver Ron lost an upper left drops. On the first lap we were · had the lower side of the "H" ball joint at RM13 on the last running second and everything pattern available. Eventually lap off the hill into the finish looked good so Scott backed it the second gear synchros so he did not have that nice off a hair and decided halfway started to get notchy due to the day. "it was rough, alright. through the second lap to stop required around-the-horn Number nine-oh-nine (Jose and have a beverage. This speed shifting. Although Leo Angel Gonzalez, who had been moved us back to fourth. At had large dual blister patterns casing the skid plate coming our driver change we took a few on the heels of his palms, the through the pits) and I got extra minutes to fix some torn cold finish line Tecate eased his together. And I had to 'work' boots. My first lap was pain. on a bunch of five-sixteens". somewhat conservative and Cal Poly student Cisco Bio Scott's first lap was easily equal that was a mistake as '909' • state of the art high flow piston designed to sto valve 'as.t{e;~~m bending inwards. • wide teflon coated piston wear band for use i ypa$ with big tubes so that it does ,y r not drop into large ports. / J .... ✓ • sealed piston for low speed control ~od~a ptng in external brpass. • high temperature stainless steel allOY;¥,l~i · • unique rod end design and material to sto~ shafts and rod ands from breaking. • high temperature Viton seals and _p .. ring ~ ..., 1 • large aluminum reservoir for increas«;,<1' ~)palion (2X) and weight savin , • 1" shafts are micro-polisheci to a mirror surfa,tre'flni'sh cf a 3-5 RMS. </ .• stainless steel teflon line_d s_p eri . al ~.,e&ri~f 1.!ith :/2" or 5/8" ID spacers: • shock are all owner rebu1lda61e w1th,no ec1al !001s to purchase. . ; • electric blue anodized co .<fr. / / /,.J:.( PtP#'f~ II ~ ~ • Large 3/4" tubes for high flow (weld on kits ~ · ble se 1:ate). - ,I, J , • Tube location e placed to·order or welde b t~e customer. ,,..... '----. • 1/alvin piston for smooth dam pl itions. • Chei f'I~ machl-n. 4140 and heat tre~iefl 17-4 staw(,ss for long durability. ¼a·r i'i OD ~hec e spring designed f ith low ope ,ii1ing stress levels. • ck'''-Style reservoir mounting;.-:or the rear of buggies and trucks. JraP.IJlllllftll ..... 11111111 ... ,.. .,-:r .IY l ~h•;§fifa§,. Cust rings for 3" shocks in We c!o custom shock work and vehicle s Custom designed and mfg. shocks & part shocks, water cooled, pistc;ms etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same person t at designed all Kuster Shocks. Page 20 King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 December 2000 nai e my backside and pushed Vic Bruckmann had to stop the exhaust into the wall and and get his spare throttle spring killed my motor. After a three installed by Larry Kern. Quick minute fix I was back out and Vic later admitted that he "was mad, catching him until I broke impatient early: I had two flats. a ball joint with 15 miles to go, The first one some spectators so I drove in on three wheels changed it but they took and finished fifth. forever. I ended up with a frogt Dave Dietrich, the Battling on the rear". Matters became Barrister of Baja, broke a 400 mucho worse when "I snapped mile torsion finger well before off the shift shaft on the Fortin. his first lap was completed. The bar inside the tranny Partner Larry Kern (noted (case). I did it in neutral". Vic fabber of the many K.I.T. 4-got out the trusty Visegrips and seaters -"Keep It Together"... got into second. The car wo.rks or "Kids In Training") was good: I can lay on it and it goes thusly relegated to the shade through (it)". Vic said that he and a Silver Bullet. "I didn't "hit the same rock on the third have to carry a spare", Dave lap that gave him the flat on sucked up. "I run BFGs". the first". "Consistency is the Dave said that "that big red hobgoblin of small minds", or truck passed me three times so so I heard. he must have been having a bad Amado Lopez lost the #2 day, too". Dave uses an ice cylinder pipe right off the head. water chilled pumper system Nunez 1005 came from the that doubles as a drinking finish to the pits with a nino water reservoir: "It's good for steering the car right off the an hour of real cold air. When Saco rack. Which sorta we pit we recharge it. It makes explains that 2-33 final lap. a lot of difference". The Pro 11 KernCo uses liquid cooled rear • The Fernanao Flores gang shocks with the coolant eked out a slim three minute circulated via a little win over Miguel Rosales' '"One "Amgauge" or "Facet"-type More' Racing". Third place was fuel pump pumping through a the well staffed Carlos Macklis, small heat exchanger. Chris Morrison, Eric Solorzano Pro 10 Continued on page 22 ~ ~,,~, The mostly all family team of Sergio, Sergio, Jr., Armando, Pedro, and Hector Duron, and Jose Padron, had a good day in their Nissan and won Class 7S by close to two hours. 5-1600 ace, Danny Ledezma, powered his yellow car to victory in the big class, winning by only a little over two minutes, and also finishing sixth overall. Dusty Times

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Looking like an entry in a vintage car show, the aged Ford of Armando Jorge Ramirez struggled some with his Jeep Honcho, but did ultimately Acre got to the finish line in second place, and 16h overall. get to the finish in time to take third place in Class 8. Perry McNeil was one of only two survivors in the beleaguered Class 7, and his Ford performed well, taking the win by a half-hour. Driving on the edge doesn't always mean success, but this time it did, and Alex and Leonardo Navarrete took the Class 9 win with a nine minute cushion. and Victor Barajas "Macklis, Second Overall. Martin had his Macklis y Assoc., S.C." car, son, Steven, with him -he of which was well detailed with a the same-named shop. Martin fan on the window mounted had been an avid desert cooler and rock shields over motorcycle racer, Honda CRs the stock location head lamps. 125 and 500, in the Baja 1000 DNF-ing Memo Ruiz had a for example·, before moving to sagged right rear and a flat left "cars" -with age you get a cage. on the trailer. Martin re-affirmed the theory Pro i666 that bi°ke riding hones the Hector "Pacho" Garcia had desert reading skills. "You can an unusually early day, for him, be more aggressive". He said early day, tricycling it into the that he "passed all the cars in pits minus the left front front on the first lap and had wheel... the drum had no flats although I hit lots of expl;ded . Winner Martin rock". · Gonzalez strapped Francisco Martin's air cleaner hose was Hurtado into the "Auto offthecarbatthefinishsuch Stevens" "Curry" for the that uncharitable jokers The nice red Class 11 Pro VW of Miguel Morales' "One More" Racing Team, plows through the silt here, heading for second place. Class 11 Pro had to run only three laps, and Fernando Flores took the win in his patriotically painted car, only two-and-a-half minutes to the good. suggested that he had stopped to put the restrictor plate back in. "Looks like the motor has to go back to Vic already", Martin laughed. Pieto Brassea finished second, 12 minutes in arrears, with a clean engine; either it was out of oil or it was tigher'n a caies rear end 111 fly dme. They did exhibit a very taco-ed spare. Eric Duran had one his better races with a Third ahead · of Cesar Cons who was off the winner's pace by five minutes a lap. The new-ish ORW car of Paul Keller and Richard Beck ran with the front runners until their final lap where they lost. 20 minutes. Frank and Enrique Rascon only got to the first check in the "Pride of the Foothills Special". Pro 5-1600 Mike Jones, or someone like him, rolled the Tractorland · #553 Friday evening, is this a Somerton tradition? "We changed the rear arms and had new ORW spring plates; the difference in· camber made it (virtually impossible) to 'berm' -corners. We all have to learn to 'rail' th e m . It's really different". They had a one-lap-per-team "B2K" check-out plan. Jasen Jones, Beto Soto, Juan Trujillo tore of a front arm and didn't get a finish with his Class 5 'Thing", but he made a valiant effort in the good looking car. · . ' Arturo Cervantes and Mike Jones all took turns driving a· lap. . They had a development test plan: "We have different CV boots (on the right and on the left). We want to see which may last longer and if there is any difference in heat build up". Jones remarked that he believes that boots that cover the complete CV -over and above the bolt circle -retain heat and the CV gets the short end of the stick. He said that for the Baja 2000 they were going to limit axle angularity to keep heat generation lower. Their first lap was hampered by a loose wire that had not been discovered when the car went over the evening before: "We should have looked at the 'Compu-Fire'; it was a simple item to fix". Mike Jones also had a new motor: "It'll pull seven but it really drops off after that". Like a 125. So the driving style on the motor is different too. Mike showed the mods to their push rod. tubes: "The usual seals were being extruded by too much spring pressure when everything got to race heat. We cut (the stack length) used some seals with a smaller ID to prevent it from walking out sideways; we didn't Leak a drop this time". Marcos Nunez & Norberto Rivera finished without a gas· cap and substituted a cut-up Gatorade bottle and had stopped at P!o Pits to replace a right rear tire. They were nine minutes back in Third in the "Todo Barata" -"Everything Low Dollar" -"Kiosko" VW and "Mexicana Logistics" Erik Muller was just edging Jason Gregory and Matt Peterson for Fourth. Peterson drove two laps in the second AGRO car and lost a coil wire. "Then this Frankenstein motor had no poop", Matt said. Peterson and Jumor Jones missed Fourth by a second. "Tick-tock". "We played it conservative. We had the crew look at all four Jesus Mendez chased hard after McNeil, but, in spite of his hard-driving style, couldn't quite get him, and had to settle for second in Hector Real had a troubled race in his Ford, but managed to finish Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera lost a gas cap and had a flat, but Class 7. second in Ciass 7S, although nearly two hours b'!_Ck. still managed to finish third in Gia~~ 5-160_0. _____ _ Page 22 December 2000 Dusty Times

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Allan Gregory soloed the race, and battled hard, trying to catch the leader. In the end he was second in 5-1600, but only a little The father and son team of Tony and Ivan Gomez, always Francisco Fernandez, who is sponsored by Botica Santa Maria, the contenders for the lead, brought their car back in second place in name sponsor of the race, took third place in Class 9, edged out by over two minutes back. Good racing! corners at the stops for an extra 30 seconds". So there it is. There you have it. Jose Luis Gonzalez; "Team Terrible" did not do that bad with an eighth place finish. Pro 7S The Duron family kept their winning record alive with an easy victory over six trucks.'/ true family affair DoR Sergio is joined by son Sergio, Jr., and brothers Armando, Pedro, and Hector, with Jose Padron the only ringer. Sergio is a body man for Pearson Ford in San Diego. He rode with Javier Sacio and Ramon Castro years ago. . Dave Ahles' yellow Mazda #724 was through his first lap just off the Duron pace by 2:45, physically, after starting a minute behind and passing two trucks. Some time later they radioed in that they broke the one-off pitma~ arm, not at the tie rod end weld, as one might· expect, but up near the spline. The pits nacf a spare arm on hand but it had not (yet) been modified to accept the larger size Chevrolet ends. Ken Montijo ("Where She Danced"), Rob Kinson, John Castillo, and Dean Watkins loaded up the Lincoln (welder) and headed out to resurrect what would drag on and become a 5:29 second lap. Watkins "We didn't have the puller with us so we had to weld it in place. The little' 100' wire welder would exceed its duty cycle and shut down so we'd have to stop, sit back and wait. Then the Coleman ~enerator started surging and th t would mess up the weld beads. This was my pit for a truck and they can be pretty difficult to . work on". The first weld was made without any back-up material and it lasted only a few miles. "The second time we used the handle off the pickle fork (with the help of the Marcos Nunez pit team) and that did it", Dean said. They did that repair within sight of the main pits but could not steer the truck in at all. Steve Moore and Castillo then laid down a good third lap -until they blew two of the four shocks on the rear and the car acted like a "9" buggy. Steve got the Lap 3 start/finish checkpoint with 8: 12 into the 9:00 time limit and was told by the CODE ere)": "Don't go out again. We want to go home". Rafael Navarro, the mistakenly so-called "Pete" of. Pete's Camp, took his first CODE ride in the right seat of the Mazda. "This event was more relaxed than a SCORE race, no tension and the racers Dusty Times Class 9 this time. only two minutes. are courteous, they move over several, but eventually worst bu:-t--,-1:-t-w_a_s-~Ju- s:-t--,-t,-e---.,,p-o-r---:t-s-m- a- n-.-------for you. And I was surprised unsubs-tantiated reports of opposit'e. I was not beat up at Raul Montiel entered the how many spectators were out course-cutting at the Night all like in a '1600'. I expected sweet "Copy Fast" Trophy there. (Course News: CODE Race.) "The truck?", said a lot worse". Truck-ish Ford in "Sportsman placed nine extra flying visual Navarro raising his hands. "I Hector Real was second by One" for fun and had a good checks for this race after expected to get slammed the almost two hours. 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He lost all the rear panels from his Ford and also didn't get to the Third place in Class 11 went to the four-man team of Carlos Mack/is, Ray Santos de/ Prado was fast for a while in his Class 1 O car, but finish line, but Romeo Rodriguez went far enough, fast enough to get Chris Morrison, Eric Solorzano and Victor BaraJas. wasn't able to get a finish this time. _c~_e_d_it _fo_r _th_i~_d~p_la_c_e_in_C_l_a_ss_7. _____ -=--,....,,.c------firs t lap, 1 :01 , then failed to Cardenas Baro inc_orrectly "and if he reaches up when y yo" Bug. in memory of fallen warrior complete the third and final had a two seat 24mm plate in getting out the window, they'll Sportsman 7 Randy "Bo" Anderson. lap. "Que lastima!" their single seat car. Both need a spatula to get his hand Sportsman 8 Tough Guy Club Sportsman 10 teams invoked the time-off that pipe". They completed The Bronco II of Emilio Prior to the start of the Sportsman 11 worn(out) "But, I bought the one lap in 2:09. Rodriguez and Ivan Aceves did "Botica Santa Maria 200" there The Antonio Pena #1150 car this way" excuse. "No tengo DNF: Jaime Rea their three laps in trouble-free were only three CODE racers came into the pits from out there nada que hacer!_" NFG! Class Sportsman 5 style with a 33.44 mph average. that had completed all of the thenwentoutfora2:40lapafter winners-by-default Los Winner Victor Herrera Sportsman 9 miles so far in 2000. All a lengthy repair to the missing Pachecos -Arturo, Ruben, edged Martin Lizarraga by a The gratis BFG "KMs" finished this event: Cesar Cons lower right rear shock eye. Gabriel and Francisco -use minute and a half. Miguel brought CasiHas a finish. Molina (Sportsman Safari), Sportsman 1600 Ventura Prep, just like Pro Gonzalez came back to the pits Sportsman Safari Lorenzo Dojaquez (3rd Place The Bad Boy Club winner Gonzalez. with-a missing top front torsion Ricardo Cons Molina Sportsman Safari), and class Both Federico "Hola" Prieto Tech Note: Just to keep adjuster. The "Hmnos Cruz"/ continued his winning ways winner Fernando Flores (Pro and Cosme Cardenas Baro of everyone from getting "Gonzalez Race Team", "Yonke with another victory over a 11). the "Sportsman" 1600 class complacent Bill Hammack's El Paisano" car eventually stalwart group of "pre-Everyon~ Welcome were apparently not good three man Team Technoid vary ended up at the BFG trailer for runners." Cons Molina has won The final race of CODE's sportsmen: they were which classes get inspected. At some arc-weld goobers in the all five CODE events in the program wilt be the popular immediately disqualified in this event the "Pro 1600s" were beam. That 3:31 first lap was Year 2000. "Mexicali to San Felipe" on Tech due to over-size restrictor not impounded but the "Pro 5-the end of their day. Jose EL CHISMOSO December 2nd. For the first plates. Apparent winner 1600s" were. And these Cervantes' "El Amigo" was Rick Geiser Revisited time the· "ZR Designs" Prieto's plate was so obviously Sportsmen. friendless, quitting with three Pro Pits had a douse bottle motorcycle program will join over-size that many kibitzers Sportsman 3 cylinders. for spraying the fuel filter area forces with CODE to run the chuckled about ·the power The Class 3 #304 Nissan Sportsman 5-1600 after gas-ups. They covered 22 scooters with the cars. Not disturbing swirls the air passage coupe had the exhaust pipe Jose Soto and his buddies -cars and a hard-starting actually "with" "ZR" Jefe Rene. discontinuity would cause. running over the top, up over Rodrigo Soto, Jose Alfredo generator. Luis Montana said that the Prieto did three laps at 41: 15 the passenger's door. "This Canchola and Luis Catano - A Good Man Not bikes would leave at first light mph, so i.t seems that he held course might be a bit rough for won by a large margin -40 Forgotten and the cars two hours after the an advantage. a rally car" was the consens·us, minutes in the #598 "mi campo CODE has reserved # 1605 last bike. ■ Page 24 December 2000 LANDFIELD & STANKAVICH DUAL DESERT DOMINATION ON MIT® TIRES Bruce Landfield and Joel Stankavich scored impressive back to back victories on their M/T" equipped 75 Class Ford truck. They started off by winning the Primm.300 on August 5, 2000 by a 21 minute margin of victory and then pulled off their second victory on September 30, 2000 at the Barstow 300, dominating the 75 field by 2 1/2 hours! Both Bruce and Joel never quit and neither did their Mickey Thompson Tires. What makes the M/T off-road series tires cross the finish line before the competition? How about exclusive cut-resistant compounds, unique sidewall designs for extra protection and a strong, lightweight, race tire construction. Also, check out our new Baja Pro'"' series ti res now available in three sizes. If you'd like to test drive a set of Mickeys, . please see us at the Laughlin Race in January 2001. For more information, call our tech line at 330.928.9092 and select option #2. Dusty Times

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/ / AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP • ROUND 3 Kempsy Powerhouse Motel SOD Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Doug McMil~an overpowered everyone at Kempsey as he roared to the Class 9 win and the overall win as well. The track around Kemp-sey, New South Wales is al-ways regarded as the tough-est on the Australian Cham-pionship, and this year was no exception. Drivers couldn't believe the severity of the course and those that made it as finishers did so absolutely exhausted. In a perfect ex-ample of age and experience before youth and exuberance, it was Doug McMillan who led home a trio of Grandfa-thers in the top three. It was Nev Taylor in second and Terry Rose in third. All three were in USA imported Racecos as well. Prologue With the conditions very dusty, qualifying had more importance than ever. In the end it was Terry Rose grabbing the pole position for the race. Behind him came Neville Boyes in another Class 1, then the first of the single seaters in Doug McMillan. Others to lead their classes were Werner Zetti (Class 2), Glenn Hancey (Class 3), Michael Taylor (Class 4), Graham Lees (Class 5), Les Siviour (Class 7), and Fabio Zarfati (Class 8) and in fourth overall. · Class 1 (Unlimited 2 We hope Bobbie Lee Siviour has her pilots license as she flies her Nissan Patrol to a first place finish in Class 7. Seater) . Rose took advantage of the front spot and reeled off two very fast laps on th~ Saturday afternoon to be leading overall, ready for the recommencement of racing on the Sunday. Boyes was out with axle problems, while Michael Coflins lost time with brake woes. Rod Brand had moved up to be second in · class and fourth overall. Tim Baker and Nev Taylor would battle for third although Taylor broke second gear. Next day and Baker broke a gearbox. Then Rose lost his lead by pitting to fix a caliper. Brand moved up to lead the class and sat in second overall, Rose then had electrical problems but convinced himself to stay in . the race and see what points he could salvage. Collins had pulled back time but went out with a broken king pin. Brand then stopped without any drive and this left Taylor to take the class and go on to record a class win. Rose's decision to press on paid off as attrition reigned and he finished second in class and just behind Taylor in third overall. The only other finisher although three laps down, was Winston Parr. Class 2 (1650cc 2 Seater) Terry Rose corners hard as he heads for the first place award in Class 1 in his Chevy powered Raceco. It was Zetti settling into the lead spot that led after the Saturday's racing. Graeme Hardaker had moved into second after John Brand bent the rear on a tree and Les Marshall had axle problems in the USA imported buggy. Les Rowsell and Lev Levi battled for third spot. Early on the Sunday, Zetti. was out with clutch failure, leaving Hardaker to fend off the rest. Andy Ryan had all sorts of problems from gearbox to pitman arm. Rowsell had an overheating motor then Cl:iandler's fine drive was over thanks to wheel bearing woes. In the end it was Hardaker that took the class win. Levi had actually been in front of Hardaker for some time but then slipped back at the end, but he still grabbed second in class. Geoff Butler managed a third place, followed by M°ichaef Spokes, one iap down. Class 3 (1300cc 2 Seater) Hancey's run at the front was short lived with a bent front arm and a faulty . computer slowing him. Kaleb Schmidt had taken the class lead and hung on despite a flat tire. Perrin had distributor failure. Schmidt started next day in the class lead and in a great fourth overall. Kevin Lee was in position to pressure him though. Sansom went out with loss of oil pressure, and then Wicks with a broken stub axle. Also Gross lost a front wheel. Schmidt's car was perfectly suited to the track and moved up to second overall at one stage. He went on to take his third in a row class win, as well as fourth overall. Lee grabbed second in class despite numerous pit stops. Ted Potter took third over Gavin Potts; all on the lead lap. Perrin finished two laps down in fifth while Walker broke a pivot box right near the finish. Class 4 (VW Baja) Sadly only two entries in this class. Taylor lost time with a broken accelerator cable. Kev Hufschmid was driving with a bent front end after a prologue shunt but took over the lead. He held that lead next day and although Taylor handed over to his brother, that car withdrew with a broken front end. Hufschmid took the class win, his third in a row. Class 5 (2 WD Sedan/ Pickups) . Lees had the awesome Chev 350 powered Porsche charging at the front and despite a flat tire held that lead at the end of Day 1. Paul Grant broke a axle in the Fl 50, but not before some big jumps. Alan Baker was sitting in second in the Mitsubishi Lancer. Lees run of flat t0ires continued throughout the Sunday and he slipped to third in class. Baker led while Steve Blair's Chrysler Centura moved into second. Brinkworth broke a tail shaft and then Baker was sidelined. This left Blair to take the win even though he was two laps down on the overall winners. Lees was next after Blair was left out due to a new ruling on running at the finish. Class 7 (Unlimited 4x4) Les Siviour continued at the front but admitted he was concerned about the track roughness as cracks developed ·in his car. Not so lucky were Colin Hunter (panhard bar) and Dave Jameson (shock mount). Chris Browning had moved up as always to be the pressure on Siviour's tail. Jameson's bad luck continued as another shock mount let go. Des Rowe was out after some good laps with radiator problems, then Steve Williams had severe toe-·out in the .3raeme Hardaker leaves the jump in his Mazda powered Rivmasta Kaleb Schmidt churns up the dust in /)is two seater as he runs to the Steve Blair grabs a bit of air on his way to the Class 5 win at Kempsey heading for the gold medal in Class 2. first place position in Class 3. [n his well sponsored Chrysler. Page 26 December 2000 Dusty Times

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Ken Hufschmid added to his winning streak as he took the gold medal Terry Denham led his class all race long, driving his Mitsubishi Pajero Nev Taylor drove hard in his Porsche powered Raceco and it took him in Class 4, shown here churning up the dust. _to_a_g""~-e~a_t C_l_a_ss~B-~~in~---~~-~~-~--~~-~-to a nice second place in Class 1, third overall. Landcruiser after a stump got McMillan at the front with his the famous few who had won Bignell was the other left but fact make the entire race in the way. Browning lost Porsche power. With both at Kempsey three times as he completed the nine laps which distance. Once again some time after a roll-over. Sowter and Scott also out by took a very fine first overall. in itself is a very sought after enforcing the fact that the Siviour moved up with this stage there were only Glen Spizzo had a misfire some achievement. Kempsey Powerhouse 500 is Pickering right on his tail, the three cars left. McMillan was of the race but drove into In fact, there were only 28 regarded by everyone as the pair as high as fourth and fifth soon to etch his name amongst second ,in class. Murray of the 70 starters that did in roughest and toughest. ■ overall. Then both dropped out at the Same time; Siviour with broken radiator supports and Pickering with a severe knock in the Pajero. It seemed Browning would take yet another class win but he broke a spring on his ninth and last lap. In another cruel blow by the new ruling he was deemed a DNF. Not to be outshone was Siviour's daughter Bobbie-Lee who was driving a careful yet fast race and went through to take the class win, highest tin top and only Class 7 on nine laps in her Nissan Patrol. Les Siviour rejoined for second, with Hunter storming back into third in the Jeep. Tony Brose grabbed a fine fourth and worthy of mention his huge jump in prologue in the Suzuki. Pickering limped out and across the line for fifth. Class 8 (Modified 4x4) All eyes were on Zarfati's twin turbo Mitsubishi Pajero as it moved up in the lead · bunch. After two laps he was second overall. Sadly Smith's Rode.a was out with a front cliff failure. Graeme Baxter, known for being a.hie to run with Zarfati was out of luck with a mystery fuel pressure problem. Zarfati moved up to second overall, until the severity of the track showed again, breaking his rear trailing arm and putting him out. That left the unassuming Terry Denham in his Safari-prepared Evo Pajero to lead the class a'nd that he did all day, completing all nine laps and taking the class win. It was a close battle for second, one lap down, and it was Steve Corney in the Mitsubishi ute edging out the Dale Waters Landcruiser. Class 9 (Unlimited Single Seater) Doug McMillan was on a cha_r_g__e__ri_ght fro~tart and __ moved quickly from third to second and then into the lead over_all after just three laps. The two car Kiwi attack was down to just one when Tony McCall encountered a famous Kempsey tree. The remaining Kiwi, Daynom Templeman was doing much better, putting his little car through the track at a great pace and sitting in second overall for a while until a broken air box stopped him. While second overall changed many times during the race, it was al ways Dusty Times KC HILITES RACE EXHAUST MICRO STUBS KARTEK 's micro stubs are used by some of the biggest names in off-road racing today. KARTEK takes pride in the quality and durability of their micro stubs, and in the quality parts from which they are assembled. KC offers some of the most durable and powerful competi-tion lighting in off-road racing today, KARTEK is proud to offer a large selection of KC Hilites and accessories to meet KARTEK designed race exhausts are the best on the market. Available in jet coat-ed or raw with gussets on #2 & 4. Features super thick flanges, a Megaphone style collector, and a flange to allow the addition of SUPER-TRAPPT" 5-inch discs. all of your lighting needs. These trick KARTEK designed units consist of a stock drum precision machined and aug-mented with a billet plate and heat treamed chromoly splined center for maximum durability. Accept NO substitutes. December 2000 YOKOHAMA TIRES SUPERDIGGERS are the best off-road tires on the market today. Their aggressive tread pattern and increadible durability has made them the preferred tires of many off-road race teams. BATES BOOT FLANGE & LIGHTENED 930 & 934/5 CVs This KARTEK exclusive was designed to elimi-nate the CV overheating that is associated with the use of Bates boots. This trick flange sets the boot away from the CV. This flange allows for the use of lightened _and standard CV joints. KARTEK's lightened CVs are precision machined to allow them to tand up to the rig-ors associated with off-road racing. Page 27

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{A •.•• MAINE FOREST RALLY Choinere Nips Lawler For Hyundai 1-2 Punch Text & Photos: Jerry Winker Paul Choinere and Jeff Becker took home all the marbles at Maine Forest driving their Hyundai to a decisive victory. Paul Choinere wound up a rally in the history of U.S. ries points took the final po-victorious over the other 106 rallying. Paul won the event dium spot in his Group N starters in this year's Maine over teammate Noel Lawler Mitsubishi Evo V. Choinere Forest Rally in his Hyundai whose car was running on was pushed hard by veteran Tiburon. Round 5 of the three cylinders late in the Canadian rallyist Tom SCCA Pro Rally Series had event. Karl Scheible who has McGeer in his Subaru Im-the lar.12est field ever to start •a commanding lead _in these-preza throughout the raUy, but before McGeer was to be awarded second a protest was lodged against the fact that he had filled the intercooler on the Sube in a control zone late in the event. The result was made final almost four weeks after the rally was over and McGeer was assessed a ten minute penalty which dropped him to 12th in the overall standings. Top production GT points leader Pat Richard in a Su-baru Impreza never was able to start the rally as the gear-box broke the morning before the event during the press stage. A new transmission wasn't located in time for the start. Pat did run the second day of the event as a ClubRally entrant just to get " the seat time, but did not gain any ground in the Na-tional points war. The first stage of the rally was rough to equipment almost imme-diately as Jonathan Rhyther in an immaculately prepped Subaru Impreza clipped a tree with his tail-end and spun and impacted a second tree with the front-end. A large rock on the second stage ended the day for sev-eral other front-runners. Frank Sprong! was running in a Ford Escort Cosworth as the engine for the Audi hasn't been repaired since destroying it at a Canadian event last May'. The impact with the rock broke the transmission and Frank's day was done abruptly. Top GT class contender Steve Gin-gras was next out and had the same thing happen to his gearbox after hitting the _boulder. Ralph Kosmides, who is running out front in the Group 5 points in his Toyota Supra T1.ubo, hit the same rock and bent his ex-haust to the point of the car being drastically low on power for the remainder of the event. Lauchlin O'Sulli-van who also has shown strong runs out on the West coast in Production GT made the trip out East and had his day end with gearbox woes on the same stage. The final stage of the da.y was also bru-tal with a number of cars coming into the flying finish with one or more blown tires and a lot of bent rims. .. At the end of the first day Noel Lawler held the top spot in his l;Iyundai Tiburon over Tom McGeer in his Subaru Impreza by about 25 seconds. Keith Townsend in a new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV from Canada held onto third spot with .Paul Choinere having a in fourth. all less than a minute behind Lawler. Garen Schrader was in fifth but put-ting in an impressive run in his Evo IV. Sixth was a dead heat be-tween two Group N cars. Karl Scheible and Seamus Burke had identical times af-ter the first day in their Evo IVs. The GT battle was be-Cornering hard here, Nicholas Robinson and Carl Lindquist took Group 2 honors in their neat looking Honda. Ted and Lisa Mendham were the Production Class winners, shown Mark Utecht and Brenda Cornelison drove their Dodge Omni to a [~~"~~~~~ t Page 28 here coming out of a sharp left hander. nice Group 5 victory at Maine Forest. Do Nore Than Just Hjck U Wh1 Free 16 R~eing Gatt for the 2001 Season! One eMiy for each 25 fjil!lotts of 71> 100 or l.lO Octa,11: f¼cl«g GawHne purcba$1ld from Cl Sryant or an authorlted distributor from Jan. 1, .moo through October 31, 2000 f Win ff1--e 7G Racing Gasoline { up to 250 galloni.) To Enter: Send your !)toot of purehese, along wltn Name, Add ref>~ amt Phone to: Cl. Bryant, Inc. Att11:Mltch 237 E. Wh!tmoraAve. Mode&to, CA. 953:SS • . _ With 76 Racjn9 Gasoline FairpJex -Pomona October 7 &8 I GASOLINE mmfil it.~wl\•11..1':.l1,.w.,l1,.l1·'M'llrt.'Wi'fl;lfi:l1 Authorized Distributors -Southern CalHornia, caH: KRS Distributing 714-816-8983 Cosby Oil 1-800-54-COSBY For-a Ofstrfbutor Nearest You "800-399-4176 7 ! l I December 2000 Dusty Times

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We usually cross narrow bridges in a straight line but Sylvester Karosh Jahromi and Tony Lumino had the best looking car on the The Townsend/McEwen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo ran its first rally in Maine and were running well 'ti/ the engine blew. Stepaiewski has his own way of doing things. rally, bar none and they finished without a scratch. tween Irish countrymen and onship at Ojibwe Forest's. ing the fray. And don't be less than 30 seconds sepa-ProRally in Bemedji, Min-surprised if John Buffum rated the top four in that nesota will see the field in-comes out of retirement class. Celsus Donnelly held creasing again in numbers again before the end of the onto the lead over his• as more Evos and Open year to garner more points brother M.artin. Shane class Subarus will be join-for Hyundai. The rnanufac-Mitchell, and Brendan Cun-ningham all in Eagle Talons. Bryan Hourt in his Honda Civic held onto a narrow margin over Mark Utecht's Dodge Omni GLH, an·d An-drew Havas' Mazda RX-7 in Group 5. Jay Streets led Group 2 and Dennis Chizma led Production in his 1974 Porsche 911. Day 2 saw a number of early retirements. Andrew Havas retired his Mazda RX-7 with a blown engine. Jon Kemp's very fast Open class Audi Quattro suffered the same fate, as did the Evo of Keith Townsend while put-ting in a most impressive run in a new car. Noel Lawler al-most suffered the same fate on Stage 8 of the rally when car started to run on three cylinders. His goal was just to nurse the car to the finish if possible. FIA Finn-ish driver Heikki Salmen crashed his 220 as did John.Shirley in his Triumph TR-7 V-8. Both cars, running in Group 5, were damaged. pnly Shirley could continue. Also, actor Perry King in a Hyundai Ti-buron running in the Produc-tion class was putting in a great run before putting it off the road and unfortunately, out of the event. In the end, Choinere wound up beating a very lucky to finish Lawler by two minutes. Karl Scheible was third overall and first in Group N and barely edged out Garen Schrader by 3/ 100th of a minute. Doug Shepherd wa·s running the aging Hyundai Elantra and took an inpressive fifth over-all after falling well back af-ter the first night. In the other classes Pro-duction GT was won by Celsus Donnelly after brother Martin dropped out. Mark Utecht won Group 5 over Ralph Kosmides after Bryan Hourt had electrical woes, and Ted Mendham in . a Nissan Sentra AE-R beat 011t Dennis Chizma by mere se:conds for the Production class win. The most impressive class win was by Nicolas Robinson who clipped a small wall, spun around and hit a curb, bent the rear axle, and limped the final 100 feet to the Group 2 win,. Round 6 of. the champi-Page 30 De.cember 2000 turers cup is starting to be-Lawler and Schrader get-come very interesting and ting good finishes this may could be down to the wire shake up things in the at the finish between Hyun-driver's championship. Four dai, Subaru, and Mitsubi-events remain and anything shi. Also, with Choinere, can happen. ■ Dusty Times

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VORRA FALLON 250 Berri Beats Them All By Forest Creasy Photos: Chris Radboume Sam Berri led all four 75 mile laps, chalking up another win for himself at Fallon, where he's usually in good form. Dan Morose runs this unique single seat vehicle in the Sportsman truck class, and at the Fallon 300 he went home with first place in his class. by 22 minutes. Brager and Gray both made up some ground and was now running third and fourth respectively, with Seymour running quickly behind Gray for fifth. Brune r didn't stop his fast pace and turned two more fast laps and took home the first place trophy and third over-all behind Berri and Dugan. Seymour is getting faster and faster and sprinted through the field after the halfway point and posted a great sec-ond for the day. Gray, after a couple of slower laps con-quered the desert and got the bronze. Brager managed to finish just under the allotted time. It is always better to drive the car on the trailer af-ter the race. Field lost his great run on that last and most important lap and de-faulted to fifth. fast and he was the only on e to complete the entire re -quired laps and took home the gold for the second straight race. The other places were factored in by the fastest on the completed laps. Steve Lucena had a great first lap and that was it, but was fast enough for second on the day. Billy Manfroy could only manage one lap as well and received a third. Mike Koenig, not h aving the best of seasons lost all cause and finished last. After the problems in Lovelock Sam Berri would ~t be stopped as he would return to the victory circle in the Fal-lon 250 on July 29th at the Fallon Drag Strip. The third of four races planned in the desert had competitors travel-ing four 75-mile laps over a well used and scenic drive. Only three Class 1 drivers tried to push the envelope this Saturday. As Berri won his fair share of races, I can't remem-ber the last time he did not win at Fallon. Berri led from start to finish, having no dif-ficulty with the course or the car and finished 20 minutes over Dennis Dugan in Berri's old car. Dugan had some early problems and couldn't quite make up the time and settled for a nice second place finish. Jerry and Linda Wald, after a terrific second in Lovelock had problems all day and didn't have enough time on the clock to complete the last lap and got the last spot on the day. Again the class of the day was the 10 cars. Seven Class 10s and the Bradford's Class 12 made up the eight car field. The green flag dropped and the sprint was on. The father/ son team of Richard and Ryan Lesher was first in with seven minutes on the Bradfords. The Leshers got some good luck as . his competitors all had some trouble on the first lap., The Haas boys, Floyd and Mike, broke a torsion bar early and only got halfway for the day. Ron Foster, trying for back to back victories got only a short drive in as rumor had it the motor let go and Jason Paul also did not get in a lap and finished last. With that Terrie Tavis was third in with a flat on the first lap and 23 minutes behind the leader. Bill Smith was fourth after Lap 1 three. minutes be-hind Tavis and Patrick Tim-mons was in fifth after break-ing a link pin early in the race and had 30 minutes to catch the leaders. Thr'ough the second lap and leading halfway were the Bradfords, but that would be as far as they got as the trans-mission reportedly let go. Be-ca use of Bradford's absence the Leshers were still in the lead, but John Tavis in Terrie's ride was closing quickly only five minutes back now. Timmons was on his h orse now and trailed the leader by only 12 minutes. Smith was still keeping an even pace and fell back a little, but still in fourth. · Entering the final lap John Tavis ran a very quick lap and The father and son team of Richard and Ryan Lesher charged through the northern Nevada desert to take the victory in Class 10. Dusty Times handed the car back over to Terrie with just two minutes over Ryan Lesher. Timmons had a little bit of downtime and now ran about 20 minutes back off Tavis heading into the white flag lap. Well, Tavis ran strong, but a flat on the last lap would be her undoing and Lesher took advantage of her bad luck and won the Class 10 battle. Tavis replaced the flat and ·ran strong to the finish for a second, still a great finish despite the problems. Timmons kept up the pressure and finished third in class keeping him in the points lead for the season heading into the last desert race. Smith was the last finisher just under 10 hours, and received a fourth for his efforts. Class 8 had another great race with five quick trucks taking the green flag. Steve Bruner was the first out and first in taking a six minute advantage over the second place truck of Bruce Field. Seymour was next in four minutes outside of second. Chris Gray and Kenny Brager were battling now for the last position about half an hour out from the lead. Bruner turned his quick lap on numero dos with a 1 :42:4.0, extending his lead over Field Only Tom Hatch started in Class 9, because Forest Creasy could not get his car ready in time and John Creasy's car is being parted out since his roll-over. Hatch was part of an unfortunate incident in which another car slammed into the back of him after his was off the track a good 50 feet trying to help a fellow racer;-. The damage was grand as the motoi-was shoved for-ward and H atch lost the ex-haust, pulley, belthousing on the tranny, and the whole rear cage. This is bush. I un-derstand that accidents hap-pe n and this is racing for goodness sake, but pay atten-tion because if you don't it could be you in that spot next time. Class 7 had the same four racers as in Lovelock and the· results·would almost mimic the prior race. Ricky Gonza-lez started out fast and ended One of the best races on this day was the Sportsman Veteran class. Six cars ·cook the green flag and after the firsdap ·a couple of competi-tors were already out of the race. Steve Millward just can't get it right as he couldn't complete a lap and Hooter Meyer and Larry Naso had some more overheating problems and put it back on the trailer. This left the race up to four racers and first on the road and first in on Lap 1 was Michael Lehners. Who, by the way, just bought Darnen Jefferies Class 1 single seater. Look out Sam. Lehners was first in, but Glen McAdon back from a three year vaca-tion was next in with the identical" time of 1:53:33. Brent Mittelstadt was third in just 45 seconds back. 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The Sportsman Veterans had a good close fight, and at the end of the Attrition was a big factor in the Novice class, and Tony Bonds was the four laps Michael Lehners was the winner in his tidy yellow and red big winner, with the best time as far as he went. two seater. Ricky Gonzalez had some luck and pushed his Nissan hard to make it back-to-back wins in the Class 7 division. ran ks about three minutes t er the win in Ye r~i_n_g_t_o_n_. -~-I ~h-e~S~p_o_r_t_s_m_a_n_l_r_u_c~k_s_w_a_s __ r_a_c_e_f~o-r the quickest first lap Creasy Challenge and all the results of the Fernley Off Road Challenge. Also the last race of the V orra season will be the last weekend of October in back and Fuqua had a mon-McAdoo and his quartet of a solo act of Dan Morose and and Tony Bond beat Scott strous second lap of over six passengers was second only surprisingly he was the win-Pitts by seven minutes as • hours and would stop after after a flat on the last lap and ner in the class, finishing only Pitts, Bond, and the 5-1600 of the halfway point with a losing a couple of limiter the first two laps, but still got Robert Pa yon could only fourth. straps, but still a great finish his money back. manage the one lap as the war The race for the blue rib-for being away for so long,. The Sportsman Novice of attrition got to these rac--Sacramento, CA. The most fun race in the entire season with races for the kids, racers, mechanics, and the ladies. __ S_ee you next time. bon continued through Laps Mittelstadt only got three class got the shaft and started 3 and 4 and Michael Lehners great laps and a third for the last, but made a stand with was victorious once again af-day. three starters. It would be a •ers. In next month's issue I will have the results of the Class 9 Tom Hatch was the only Class 9 running at this even( and still got Terrie and John Tavis lost some time with a flat late in the day but still Steve Bruner put his Jeep into the Class 8 lead on the first lap, and into trouble when someone hit him hard doing lots of damage, he still brought their Class 10 Lothringer two seater home in second plau1:. then stayed in front to take the win. got credit for first place. =;;;======;;;;;,;;;========. • Spring . to Success ... EillacllSprln!II, Ille. • Phane 949 752 8700 • lllsll'fllutor: Parker Pumper 909 380 1854 Page 32 December 2000 .. Elbach Springs_ is proud to announce it's complete line of -ultra high qualitv off-road springs . Available in 10, 12, 14 & 16 inch free lengths with 3" ID . . A well designed & manufactured spring will last thousands of cvcles, even in the cruelest desen environments. That's whv top chassis builder ·Mike Julson chooses Eibach Springs. He knows what it takes to win ... Now so do vou. Dusty Times

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TECATE/ZR TIJUANA GRAND P RIX Wilson Repeats At Tijuana By Rene Montano Photos: TOWY!ZR Doug Roll Duncan Racing) took the holeshot at both heats and never looked back thanks to the new Duncan 265cc motor aboard his Lobo 2000. Alvarez took very good advantage of that new motor ·that made things easier on the moto cross section taking the overall Pro ATVs class. The only problem he had was a flat tire at the end of the second heat, but still points leading. Hipolito Ramir-ez (RIP n TEARS) took second aboard his Honda EX 400 in which last race event took first at Expert class and now he en-tered Pro and did good. Third place from Tijuana, David Aquino (autos de! Norte) aboard his Lager 310. Aquino has been trying hard to get into the first three places and is looking good. #9x from Tecate, Mexico aboard his Yamaha 250. On third Oscar Garcia (Ndestrukt Restaurant Bar) from Tijuana ended second at the first heat .but a crash at the second heat first lap left him third place. Chino Garcia raced aboard his brother's Honda 500 xr. Experts Open Class: Alberto "Chicho.'.' Rangel# l 7x repeated first place aboard his Yamaha 250, leaving second Alberto Cota (Alcora) aboard his Hon-da. On third Jaime Sanoja (El Tractor Racing) but leading in points M/Cs. Open Novice: 14 year old Manuel Contreras (California Auto Wash) aboard his Honda 400 won both heats, second Eloy Magallanes #61 x and third the EGGMAN # 11 x, all of them from Tijuana. The Eggman caught good air at the · moto cross section but at the last jump before the finish line stalled the engine at mid air, nice try Eggman. The dust and the competition were hot and heavy as Oscar Garcia leads Wilson Nichols at the Tijuana Gran Prix. MIC Class. Ron Wilson (Acerbis, Precision Concepts, Applied etc.), almost took sec-ond because local racer from TJ Alfredo Contreras #2A was leading the race for a couple of laps aboard his Yamaha 125. Contre-ras (South Bay Motor-sports, Alpinestars, Thor, Pa-tines de Plata) did a very good race and was his first race at the ZR Series, but Wilson was way back but gaining places till he got front. Contreras trying to catch Wilson crashed and broke his radiator at the last lap of the first heat but ended second be-hind Wilson. 125cc: 125 Pro racer Alfredro Contreras #2a ended first 125 Pro making 1-2 and classmate Wilson Nichols, Jr., wasted the first heat having some problems at the wash, but Nichols, wearing blue hair did better at the second heat and ended third, and second Joey Soza #319a from NorthWalk, Cal., who was very consistent and leaving his buddy Carlos Molina #38a at fourth because of a crash. El Tractor, same course but series at Tijuana, Mex. hills and back to the wash. and opposite side, and Ron Wilson The course was held at El back again to the moto cross #Ox took again the overall at Tractor Ranch, 2 km. west from track. Spectators could see all M/C and local Tito Alvarez #4 Tijuana by highway to Rosarito. the race from the high hills. took over at ATVs, they were For this event it was included Defending points standings the winners at the fourth round at the motocross section head-ATVs class Tito Alvarez of the TECATE/ZR Promotions ing to the wash and then to the (Empresas Guardado, ORD, Open Class: Open class #Ox Ron Wilson from Encinitas, CA., took first Open Pro leav-ing second Victor Gutierrez 125 Exp: Francisco Inigues #Ba from Tijuana won 125 Exp., leaving Esteban Garcia ultimate long travel Get the benefits of our Long Tra11el system and 3° lift spindles, creating 6" o! lift for incredible ground clearance. [f!@v-@ll ■ 3 lilt SIJindles ■ Upper Control arms ~~@W"·' ■ Lower Control arms .IT . ■ Coil springs ■ 3 way front shocks ■ Performance rear shocks 1'\ear kit 3 -wau adjustable shock absorber ~lilf· t ouota Jong travel system Our Toyota 2 wheel drive, 6' 1van Dan' long travel system. 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Shown here high in the air, Ron Wilson was first in Open Pro and was Tito Alverez was the overall Quad winner as well as taking the honors Manuel Contreras ran hard to take the honors in Open Novice, a 14 the overall motorcycle winner at Tijuana. in Pro Quad, winning both heats with ease. year old with a lot of promise of things to come. Alberto Rangel was the gold medal winner in Open Expert, flying his Alfredo Contreras flies high and long on his way to a first place in 125 Alex Coria was the Min Quad winner, the young man running very hard at the El Tractor ranch. Yamaha 250 with ease. # 140a second with chain prob-I ' ms. Inigues raced ATVs ten years ago at the lost Baja Pro-motions Series, got a dirt bike this year and is doing very good but Garcia is points leader in class. 125 Nov: Angel Narain Gonza-lez (Instalaciones Tal-MNar) aboard his Honda CR 80cc was Pro Class at the Tijuana Gran Prix. the winner in class 125 Nov. ZR Kids: Aboard his little against 125 racers Tito Colon KTM #10 Beto Verver Jr., # 143a and Enrique Sanchez (VemaCom) was the winner and #15la. Gonzalez fighting for class points leader in Class ZR Kids leadership tied in points with 50cc. The Mini-ATVs A 8 years Roberto Villa Lobos racing 80cc, olders David Romero (Eysa del · but Roberto was hit by a car close Pacifico) from Tecate was first from home at Tecate and we and Mariano Escobar #9 sec-heard he is getting better for race. ond, both aboard Suzukis 80cc. Good luck buddy. Mini-ATV B: Alex Coria PRECISION everything you need ta build. maintain and operate a racecar Fire Systems Silicone Turbo Hose Neo Synthetic Lubricants #33 repeats his triumph against other kids. Ignacio Sanchez -#7 (Chara! At the end of the day, the Racing) from Tecate and # 5 awards were given and an invi-Raul Guardado, Jr. (Empresas tation was made to everybody to Guardado). Also entered little participate for the last race of girls, Ericka Muller from Mexi-the ZR Series November 26th at cali and Maria Jose Palacios (La Mexicali. Thanks to all the Vaquita team) aboard her Eton sponsors and thanks a lot to Impulse, the only one who Santiago Huerta from TECATE didn't race Suzukis like the Beer from TJ (Tijuana). ■ 2B65 Gundry Ave. Signal Hill. CA 90B06 BDD.959. 7757 562.427.2375 FAX: 526.426.5294 Bolts. Nuts and Hardware Sparco Seats. Steering Wheels. Suits and SaFet·y Equipment Crow Belts and Harnesses Bell Helmets Aurora. NHBB and FK Rod Ends Fuel SaFe and Triangle Fuel Cells Setrab. Long and Fluidyne Oil Coolers Weldon Fuel and Oil Pumps Fresh Air Driver Ventilation Systems lntercomp Scales and Alignment Equipment Earl's. Aeroqulp & SpeedF/ow Stainless Braided Hose & Fittings see our complete online catalog at www.bak._er· reci! Dusty Times December 2000 Page 35

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! ,,.. NORTH WEST RALLY REPORTS Lawler Runs Wire To Wire In Wild West Win Text & Photos: Jim Culp Garen Shrader and Mike Fennell lost the rear window but finished third overall in the Flash Market Mitsubishi Lancer at the Wild West Rally. Bilstein • Sway A Way Eillach · HM · IIA 1 · CNC Sparca • PRP • Fuel Bate Ran Davis Radiators Setrab Oil Coolers Optima Battllries Mechanix Wear Page 36 December 2000 Noel Lawler and Charlie Bradley were wire-to-wire winners, their first win for the year, in the Wild West Pro Rally. Noel Lawler and Charlie Bradley started and finished first with a wire-to-wire win in the 2000 Wild West Pro-Rally. The 1999 ProRally Champions scored their first win of the year beat-ing Hyu11dai teammates Paul Choiniere and Jeff Becker by four and a half minutes. Lawler and Bradley took full advantage of their first starting spot and jumped into a 26 second lead on Stage 1. Choiniere and the rest of the competition were lit-erally left in the dust as Lawler posted fastest time on five of the six night stages and took a two minute lead on Leg 1 of the Wild West. Driving a turbo-charged, 38 · I-horse-power Hyundai Tibu-ron, Lawler and Bradley extended their lead on the second day, posting fastest times on six more stages to nail down one . of the season's largest margins of victory. That string of fast stage times included the quickest run of the weekend, a 63 mile per hour average on Stage 9. Choiniere's Tiburon suffered overheating woes when a hose failed on Stage 2. The season points leader dropped to fifth after three stages, but after a service stop for repairs, he turned in the fastest time on Stage 4 and jumped back to a The Primitive Racing Subaru of Paui Eklund and Scott Huhn tackles the ORV Park spectator stage. solid second spot by the The 1999 ProRally Champion claimed his first end of the first day. victor~ of the 2000 ProRally season with a win at Choiniere and Becker _th_e_Wi_,ld_Wi_e_s_t. ___________ _ swapped fast stage times with .Pat Richard and Ben Bradley, Lawler and Bradley early on Day claimed the Production GT class 2, but backed off to secure maxi-win, finishing sixth overall. mum manufacturer's points for Richard's third PGT win of the Hyundai, Garen Shrader and season clinched the Mike Fennell finished third in the manufacturer's title in this class Flash Market Mitsubishi Lancer for Subaru. Evo IV, their first podium in the The Wild West marked the 2000 season. first anniversary of Richard's ral-Fourth overall, was the sliding lying debut, and the British Co-turbocharged Volvo 7 40 driven lumbia driver celebrated by post-by west coast favorites, Carl ing the fastest times on Stages 13 Jardevall and Amity Trowbridge. and 16. In case you missed that, The Nordic Motors Volvo was let me say it another way. Rich-the first two wheel drive car to ard and Bradley in an lmpreza, finish, topping the Group 5 class. with the standard 2.5 liter flat Paul Eklund and Scott Huhn four, outran all of the turbo-were overdue for a finish and got charged open class specials (cars a good one with a season's best with more than twice the fifth place for the Primitive Rae-Subaru's horsepower) on a six ing Subaru Impreza turbo. An-mile long special stage through other Impreza, the normally as-the Wa hington timberlands. pirated Rocket Racing 2.SRS of Continued on page 38 Dusty Times

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Pau/.ChoinereandJeffBeckerfinished.secondintheirAWDHyundai Group 5 winners, Car/·Jardeva/1 and Amity Trowbridge dusted the Brian Vinson and Richard Beefs claimed the production class win Tiburon turbo. Speedvision film crew on· Stage Seven. with a bright red Plymou_th_N_e_o_n_. __ _ .. ~};~~~:;t})~1~.~~(' -· ·-. ~ Pat Richard and Ben Bradley claimed the Production GT "'-"'"-'""'' --~ ........ ___,'-"---'---"--"--"-'---"'--------------' Bryon Hourt and Jay Kowalik were second in Group 5 with the manufacturer's trophy for Subaru by winning the class at the Seattle's Todd Hartmann and Shawn Callahan won a tight battle for turbocharged Honda Civic. Wild West. the Group 2 class crown. · Guess who gets my vote as the ProRally rookie of the year? tilled the remaining spots in the the class honors, just 19 seco-nds in the Willans Toyota Corolla. a Production class ride in Trevor Seventh overall were George Plsek and Alex Geisomino in the Tato Motorsports Audi S2.Quat-tro. A trio of fast Group 2 entries top 10, and provided the best rac-ahead of former national cham-Hartmann and Callahan Donison's 1998 championship ing of the weekend. Todd pion Dave White and Jimmy were third in class early in the winning Plymouth Neon ACR Hartmann and Shawn Callahan Brandt in the Light Performance rally, moving into second spot and scored maximum points with in the lntrax Suspension Tech-Gti. Jay Streets and Bill Feyling behind White at the end of the the class win after Dennis and nology Volkswagen GolfGti won were less than a minute behind first night. Day 2 started with Claire Chizma broke a Porsche 1 CAI.I. TOI.I. 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Hourt's turbocharged twice on Stage 1, but still ran as Honda Civic clipped a berm on high as second overall before faH-Stage 3, bursting a time and dam- ing off the road on Stage 7 and aging the front and rear suspen-damaging the drive train. sion. Championship rivals Mark Northwest favorite Tim Pater-Utecht and Brenda Corneliu-sen son returned to the woods with suddenly found themselves five a new co-driver, Scott Ferguson, minutes ahead in their Dodge and a new ride, Mitsubishi Omni GLH turbo. _ Lancer Evo IV. Paterson was sec-Hourt struggled on, narrowing ond on Stage 1, the run up and the gap when Utecht lost a over Dayton Peak, and sixth at minute stuck in a ditch on Stage the end of Day 1, but rolled out 4. Utecht held the advantage un-of the competition on Stage 7. til he ran out of road on Stage 7, Californians Lon Peterson and flipped and totaled the Dodge. 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A soon not to be white Hummer maneuvers towards the first water A Chevy pushes a wall of water through the last hazard, a very long Some hardy souls in the family Jeep make their way slowly down into · · · · clock. run and it was fairly deep as you can see. the water, a few feet deep, but he came through with flying colors. =---------,-----:----======= A Ford Bronco turns hard left on its way into a nice deep water hazard, Climbing out of one deep hole and getting ready for yet another, a Slowly crossing over the partially buried rocks, fogs and railroad ties all done in four wheel drive. · contestant pits himself and his truck against the timers clock. an intrepid contestant heads for the next trial. BEST IN THE DESERT Built Tough Truck Field Meet av Mud And water By John Calvin ' . --~~--., . The event covered quite 11 few acres of parking lot, the starting ramp on the right and a very diverse obstacle course to the left. Casey Folks and his Best In The Desert organization put on a truck-SUV expo and one of the toughest, funniest obstacle courses I've seen in a long time. There was a small amusement park and rides for the smaller kids, a huge display by Ford Motor Company of their ve-hicles, large and small, on and off road, some concept cars, lndy/IRL cars, NASCAR Win-ston Cup cars and prospective military vehicles. Land Rover was also in attendance as was Nissan, Toyota and all sorts of private vehicles on display for your oohing and aahing. All the major manufacturers had engi-neers on hand to answer all your questions and they were sure kept busy. Dusty Times The entire affair took place at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino and was partly spon-sored by radio station KKLZ 96.3fm. There were also a few young men there on their bi-cycles doing jumps and turns in the air and making it look soooo easy. The weather was perfect on Saturday, sunny, warm and just a bit of a breeze. There were lots of entries for the obstacle course that Casey and his crew had built. As you can see by the pic-tures, it was a rugged and very wet and muddy course. You paid your entry fee, ran the course under the watchful eye of the observers at ·each station and your time to run the course was recorded and we assume some prize was awarded to the win-ners in the various classes that competed. Sunday, the weather Gods were toying with us as it was quite cool, blowing like crazy and there was rain all around most of the day. It may have hampered some of the specta-tors but it certainly didn't stop the contestants from coming out to test themselves against the man-made hazards. Casey said that he and a D6 Cat built the c_ourse in a couple of days and that the course would be torn apart on the Monday after the event and the hotel parking lot would be back to normal. This is the second year for this event and ~t certainly has December 2000 There were many participants, the waiting line shown here went on most of the weekend, waiting for their turn at the obstacles. grown in popularity. Next year well waxed baby climbing ou-t of it should be even bigger and the last long muddy water ob-better and it sure is a lot of fun stacle looking like, well you to watch these vehicles, many know what they look like. of which are local, used mostly Stay tuned to Dusty Times on the street and are for the event date for 2001 and somebody's well maintained and we'll see ya at the races. ■ PIKES service center Baker, California ~elebr,ning 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ••• THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours M b•1® 0 ·· 1 SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 39

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Pre-Run And Fun In Baja Text & Photos: Judy Smith A familiar sight; pre-runner under repair. The throttle cable had to be replaced about 65 miles south of Bay of L.A. It wasn't exactly a pre-run. didn't get finished until rather cided we'd go south through John and I wanted to give our late in the game, and we had Ensenada, then Santa Ynes, new pre-run car a good road other commitments pressing, so and from there, Bay of L.A., test, and we wanted to see some we couldn't take as much time and onto the course. (By happy of the "new" parts of the Baja as we'd like. What's new? coincidence the race course 2000 race course. But the car In any case, we finally de-travels very close to one of our 4uu1:~~-,~:~·,,r,1; ~-:#~~,: U.&R..ens•ons-:N.PALMST#103 Page 40 FORMERLY FABTECH MOTORSPORTS FULLERTON, CA 92835 6" ULTIMATE LIFT r CAST un SPINDUS Ul'PEI CONTitOl MMS COM. 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Of course, we ring misfortune, that seemed a didn't really know what kind of nice easy project for the first mileage we were getting, but time out in a new car, and we've had worse problems than would get us home in time to that. The gas, by the way, cost tend to our responsibilities. right at $2 a gallon. We entered Mexico at San The road's in pretty good Ysidro, did the awkward turn-shape these days, and almost all around and parked in the bus of the terrible pot holes have area and hiked off to get our disappeared. We made good t_ourist permits. (If you just time, though John was fretting take the bus lane before going about a strange "vibration" in thru, you'll be headed the cor-the car which he thought came rect way for the parking slots, from the rear. I thought it was and will avoid that hard turn.) in the front, but it was so slight After we hiked all the way to it was impossible to pinpoint. the old cubicle to get our per-My big problem was that my mits the officer told us to go seat didn't fit me and it was back the way we came to the crushing a nerve in my left leg Migracion office, We'd walked (or something). When we got right by it. It's in a new loca-out a, El Rosario it was hard to tion, easier to reach, with a walk, but the thought of fresh much shorter walk. In fact, it's fish tacos got me into Mama just a few steps across the Espinoza's quickly enough. Af-parking lot to the office. The ter lunch I put a folded up officer in there handed us our sweatshirt and a small pillow in permits, we filled them out my seat and from then on it was and handed them back to him, comfortable. Just needs more along with our passports; He padding 'to fit my rear. shoved the passports back at The rest of the day's ride us, did something with the was uneventful. We always permits and told us to go to love getting to the big hills out the bank. Yikes! But the bank of Rosario where the Cirio (or was two doors north of the Boojums) start to show up, be-Migracion office, and took no cause for a while there we can time at all, though the previ-spot the old course, and we ously free tourist permit now start reminiscing. The vistas cost us $18.50 each. (We had that open up are wonderful, decided to get them now so we with miles and miles of noth-wouldn 't have any trouble ing but scenery to look at. No during the more crowded pe-phone poles, no street signs. I riod when we'd come down for don't understand why, but the Baja 2000.) The banker when we go around a turn or didn't want to look at our top a hill and come to one of passports either. He took our those wonderful views I feel money, stamped the permi~s myself take a deep breath and and sent us back to Migracion. settle more comfortably into At Migracion the man had us my body, all tensions oozing each sign our permits and away. handed them back to us. He We stayed at Santa Ynes never looked at the passports, that night, enjoying a visit with nor did he ask for any other Oscar who was happy to re-kind .of ID. He did assure us member the early years (when they're good for six months. he was a young teenager) when They tell me the Migracion of-the racers stopped there to gas fice is open 24 hours. But what up from an old style gravity about that bank? feed pump. The rancho was Since we got a rather late smack dab on the main road in start that day, we decided to those days. It's lights out at stay in Ensenada that night. 9:00 p.m. at Sta. Ynes, because We had a leisurely supper while that's when the generator gets watching the sunset from the turned off, so bedtime comes San Nicolas, and the next early. But it didn't mean an morning enjoyed a tasty break-early start the next morning. fast buffet at the Bronco (of all We had shifted into vacation places) before taking off south-mode instead of pre-run mode, ward. We filled up the VW be-and did some breakfast-time fore leaving Ensenada, and the chatting with other visitors. first glitch showed up. The gas One man, an ex-football player, gauge went belly-up, refusing to told me that his mother was Dusty Times

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Accommodations at San Francisquito are simple and practical. Our canvas-shaded ramada was cozy and comfortable. "like Baja, a seductress who could be beautiful and wonder-ful, but then turn dangerous and evil". Not a bad description of Baja, but a sorry way to look at your mother I thought. I'm not so sure about the evil part in any case. Dangerous? You bet. But then wandering around in any desert can be dangerous. Catavina, incidentally, had no gas. But the man across the street had many barrels of it and a suction hose ready to go to work. Gas prices went up when we reached Bay of L.A., to $2.40 and $3 a gallon, depending on where you purchased it. Fish tacos were good at Guillermo's, and then we were finally actu-ally driving on dirt roads. The first part of that 80 mile stretch to the El Arco Road was a bit washboardy/gravelly, and we had to soften up the tires a bit, but things were working great. The weather was perfect, the road was in good shape and for once, with our extra gas tank in the back, we had no serious worries ab~ut fuel. John: -~-a-s: naturally, watching for unex-pected problems that always· seem to show up the first time you drive a car a long distance. But I was perched on my pillow and enjoying the scenery, al-ways beautiful on that section. Just before 3:00 p.m., as we neared the top of the last hill before the turnoff toward El Arco, the throttle cable broke and we coasted to a stop on a short flat section. John jammed a stick under the idle screw to zap· up the idle speed and we put-putted up to the very top. He wanted to be at the peak in case the car wouldn't start af-ter shutting down for repairs. He's been in Baja many times and tries to stay ahead of trouble. All went well, and the new cable was installed before we'd lost 15 minutes. The car was even agreeable and started right up, so we were back on our way, and in another 40 minutes had reached San Francisquito. Javi, who some-times helps mark or map out the SCORE courses and his wife Chary, were both there so we got a chance to enjoy their company for a whtle before the dinner rush. San Francisquito has a magi-cal effect on people, and it wasn't long before we'd decided to stay an extra day. Might have had something to do with a fine dinner of fresh fish, but I think it's more to do with en-joying the slower pace of life Dusty Times there. There are no rooms with phones or television. There's nothing to do but enjoy the scenery and the company, and if you like getting wet, swim-ming, snorkeling and fishing are no more than 20 feet away in the beautiful, clear gulf wa-ters. Sometimes there are sur-prises. You might see whales or porpoises. This time it was porpoises. They woke me up. The gulf had been dead calm, making no sound at all, but suddenly (about 4:30 a.m.) I was aware that I was hearing an odd splashing noise. The full moon was still high, and I could see an outline of moonlight around the canvas "door" of our ramada. I thought someone might have decided to go for a moonlit swim, but then I heard more and more splashes, and I was abruptly wide awake and curious. I crept out of the ramada in my bare feet to have a look. Stars gleamed between small wispy clouds and the moon, almost straight up, cast shadows on the sand. It was light enough so I could see footprints and I could easily make out the water. By then I realized that I was hearing breathing. My early morning swimmers were porpoises. There must have been 15 or · more of them. I'd see a ruffle of water - a gleam of moonlight on -dark skin -hear a gasping breath and then it would dis-appear. It was happening ail up and down th e beach for an eighth of a mile or so, and then, as I stood there slack jawed, I saw a falling star dropping into the gulf. Wow! No chance I'd be going back to sleep. I wan_ted to walk closer to the water, so hustled back to get my shoes, because I'd seen the many jelly-fish type things lying on the shore the evening before, and had no desire to step in them in my bare feet. By the time I had my shoes on, no more than a minute later, the porpoises had headed north and out into deeper_ water, and suddenly they were all gone'. Sunday was a day of eating, reading, watching the water, napping, eating and talking to other visitors. A group of six young men from the Tijuana and San Ysidro area who were pre-running purely for the fun of it in their two trucks had breakfast with us. We talked about the course from Sta.Ynes to Santa Rosalillita, arid they said that the silt had been pretty bad. They also told us that they believed it was pos-sible to run a"long the beach (providing the tide was right) all the way to Rosalillita and save a lot of time. Who knows ... maybe someone will try it. On Monday we got going again, but not until we'd had another leisurely breakfast. This time there were a couple of new visitors; two men from the Santa Barbara area. They'd be~n to Gonzaga the day be-fore, and on the way out had flattened a tire on a rock. So they went into Guerrero Negro to buy a new tire, and while they were there the third mem-ber of their group _had jumped ship, taken his luggage and headed for the northbound bus stop. Perhaps he'd been wise. The two then headed on into Francisquito, but some-how became lost, did an involuntary side trip to the Santa Gertrudis Mis-sion (east and south of El Arco) and started to worry a lot. They woke up the folks at El Progresso Ranch for directions. but apparently didn't under-stand them very well, be-cause all told they took eight hours getting to San Francisquito. They were sucking fumes from their gas tank by then, and re-ally concerned. J avi sold them some gas, and told them where to find it at El Arco (across from the church at Los Cuates) on · their way out. None of us could figure out how they made a two and a half hour jaunt into an eight hour odyssey. ter a couple of hours we discov-ered a leaky front brake cylin-der. And ... we came across a pedestrian. A man in a pair of shorts, a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap was strolling along the course in the middle of no-where. We hadn't seen a rancho for many miles, and there were none up ahead, but there he was. He flagged us down, and thinking he needed help we stopped. But all he wanted to know, apparently, was if we were pre-running "la Carrera". Our rudimentary lan-guage skills weren't enough to let us follow the conversation, so we said "adios" and went on. This "new" part of the course is actually probably the old, original High way! Before the advent of pavement, El Arco was right on the highway, and this road had that well-used look of the old trail. It had clearly just been worn-in around the big cardon and boojums, rather than bulldozed into existence. It's great fun to drive because of that. When we got to Guerrero Negro we bought a can of brake fluid and poured most of it into the reservoir. Then we took a vote and decided to head for home rather than add more miles. We now had no spare throttle cable, and who knew when the brakes might give out at a crucial moment (there can be some very crucial moments on the Mexican high-ways). And, besides, our cash reserves, sup-posedly to be saved for potential emergencies, had dwindled. So we turned north. Our trip out from San Francisquito was un-eventful, except that af-Elephant trees and cactus are part of the beautiful but strange vegetation that grows in the area around Santa Ynes. ·The balance of the trip was enjoyable and practically uneventful. We did note that the gas station at Jesus Maria was closed up tight, but all the oth-ers were open and had gas. We got back up into the states in time to go to the FRT Su-perstition 250 race in Plaster City, and had a great time there. Ex-cept for one thing. I'm damned pissed off at the low life slime ball who stole our ice chest! It's the one that fits -exactly -into the back seat area of our pre-·runner, and although I've shopped and shopped, I can't find one like it. Drat! ■ TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING. 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RCD SUSPENSION FRT SUPERSTITION 250 Hovey Leads The ~av By Judy Smith Chris Harrold pushed his Honda powered Jimco hard to take the win in Class 1 Oas well as second in the overall standings at the FRT Superstition 250. Chuck Hovey brought his old Class 1 Raceco down to Plaster City East for the late-in-the-day Superstition race, and finished the evening at first place. The weather was beautiful for the couple of days before the race, but like clockwork, the winds kicked in on race day. Forty miles-per-hour wind out of the mountains made it tough on unwary spectators, but great for the racers. At least it did blow away from the pits, leaving only the hapless scorekeeper and_ officials to stand in the grit all evening. This was a lazy weekend for the FRT racers, with the bik-ers and quads not taking their green flag until 9:00 a.m. and then a-long break until the 4:00 p.m. start of the truck and car race. The course was a loose figure eight, 2 I miles long, which dipped down into or crossed over the infamous "Coyote Wash" four times. When not navigating the soft sand of the wash, racers were bounding frol}l whoop to whoop. Racers with good sus-pension thought it was fun. The Unlimited cars found it fast. It was very dry and dusty and on a still day would have been mis-erable. The wind was very we!-OBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 7 $84.05 $89.10 Centerline Wheels . 15 X 3.5 & 15x 6 $117.45 $124.75' 15 X 10 $131·.99 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 42 (702) 247-1266 We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX come. Everyone was required to run 10 laps. ' Hovey, who was the first car off the line, started the evening with the fast lap for the race, at 19:58, to put himself into the lead. In second place behind him it was Joel Whitted in Josh Waddell's Chenowth Millen-nium, a minute and 13 seconds back .. Shawn McCallum ran third in his new-to-him Toyota powered Jimco, with an auto-. matic transmission, another 22 seconds later. He was followed by Rob Archibald in his beam car powered by a five liter Ford and also equipped with an au-tomatic transmission. Rob had barely got ba·ck to the race af-ter breaking the front end dur-ing his Thursday afternoon pre-run. He was not real confident about the repair job, which he'd hurriedly done himself. Only one car in this class failed to make the first lap and that was Doc Miller, who later showed up on a tow-strap. Hovey was in traffic on his second lap, but it didn't slow him much, and he later re-ported that the wind simply blew so hard it kept the course clear, so visibility was an issue only rarely. He had a bit over two minutes on McCallum at the end of Lap 2, and Archibald had moved into third while Whitted fell to fourth. They ran in the same order for the next_ two laps, and then Whitted started having trouble. It started with a flat, then the ·power steering went, then he lost an alternator, and finally, the second alternator went also. That's a major crisis in a night race, and it was fully dark by then, and poor Wad-dell, the owner of the car, got only one lap in before calling it a night. But Hovey kept show-ing up regular as clockwork, still in front. On the fifth lap Kyle Whitted had taken over for his dad, Robert, back in a race car for the first time in three or four years, and they moved into fourth in their big A-arm single sea·ter (recently December 2000 Chuck Hovey had a near perfect evening, as his elderly Raceco once again performed beautifully, to take the Class 1 and overall victories. bought from McCallum, who Lite (beam-type) car. Third be-got it from the Dondel broth-longed to Steve Melton in an-ers about a year ago). ·other Jimco (Whit Courtenay's With Hovey still in front, old car), and in fourth it was Archibald, who ha·d had John Reed in a Raceco. Reed brakes, moved up to second on was only three minutes and 2 7 the sixth lap, and McCallum seconds behind the lead car, so dropped to third with a loss of it was a very tight foursom~, about five minutes. The Whit-and the rest of the class wasn't teds were still fourth. The far back. Bartolini family, in their newly Harrold, Mamer and Melton painted yellow Porsche pow-held their positions, but Brian ered Jimco, ran fifth, but were Coneen moved into fourth on almost an hour down after a Lap 2. Then, as the lead three couple of long laps. continued their battle at the Archibald held on to second front, Coneen dropped back, through the seventh lap, but losing a full lap, and Martin then he lost seven minutes with Christensen moved his mid-a flat tire, and McCallum engined BMW powered Jimco moved up. it seemed they'd fin-into fourth. Christensen had ish in that order, but McCall um got off to a shaky start when his got a bad break on the last lap alternator failed just as he was when his left front tire and heading for staging. He had no wheel went rolling off down the spare BMW alternator, but his course,in front of him. He car-crew pulled the one off his ried no spare, and it cost him Chevy truck, cut a couple nearly nine minutes to get his pieces of strap off the trailer to crew there and get back to-· make a mount and )ury rigged gether again. Hovey went on it into place. And it worked. serenely to take the win. Christensen started the race Archibald moved up to second, about five minutes late, but was 13 minutes later and McCallum running fine now. fell to third. The Whitteds Through the fifth lap they were fourth. (Old timers will ran that way, and Harrold had remember Robert as a Class 5-six minutes at the end of that 16090 ace, who used to win the lap. Reed got only four laps class at Parker every year.) The done, and so did Coneen, who Bartolinis came up shy a lap, for lost a front arm bushing and his fifth place, but they were the ignition. Ken Stroud and Scott Class 1 Sportsman victors. Old Prill's Jimco had lost its trans-timers who remember Robert mission after two laps. Whitted at Parker will also re-On the sixth lap as Harrold member Willis Hamilton, who continued to lead, Mamer lost used to own the car Hovey's his lights and had to mount a racing here. It was his pre-run-couple of spares, which cost ner. A very well constructed him nearly a full lap. Melton pre-runner. moved up to second and Class 10 was a good race Mamer fell to third, while also. Chris Harrold got off to a Christensen was solidly in good start in his Honda pow-fourth, discovering that his car ered Jimco, by recording the is no noisy he can't hear his fast lap for the class, at 20: 12, radio. and taking the lead. In second Harrold was having a flaw-place· it was Steve Mamer in a less race; except that his top Jimco that's a 17 35cc SCORE lights were aimed incorrectly """"1!W""="""'=============="="I Mark Gilliland drove his good looking red and yellow flamed Class 100 car to the win, outlasting his competition. Dusty Times

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Rob Archibald had some brake problems and a flat on his Ford powered Tom Watson brougit his oldJimco out, shared the driving with Steve Dowling Steve Mamer and Sam Hilfiker had serious problems with their lights, but car, but still ran well enough to take second place in Class 1. in the 1-9,Y tight 1600 race, and finished the 81€ning in second place. still salvaged a nice third place in Class 10 in their Jimco beam-car. and he kept pulling into his pit Ford. But he never came Vercelly was third. Jim Jeffrey to have them adjusted. He held around again. ran fourth now, another 46 sec-onto the lead all the way, but At the end of the second lap onds back. On the third _lap he had a scare when the plug Allen had just 38 seconds on Graves was really flying, and he wire came off the coil and he Norton and it looked as if a recorded the quick time for the had to hop out and reattach it. good race was developing. Wil-class, at 25:02, which moved Still he got the victory by five son had some terrible problem him up a bit cluser to the pack, minutes. Melton decided to let that set him back about three but he·was still last, an unusual his buddy, John Herder, take laps, and then he was unable to position for him. His pit had the last four laps in his car go any further. We'll have to had to grease a c.v. and wrap it (risky business with the kind of hope he doesn't go back to up in a rag on that lap, and they luck Herder's been having), stock cars. must have been moving mighty and John had no problems, ran On the third lap Allen fast. Ickier still led, with Wat-, .. four clean laps and, in fact, had ticked off the fast time for the son second, seven seconds be-the best time for the last three class, at 23:22, but he was only hind him and DeVercelly third, laps (his last lap being even 10 seconds faster than Norton, another 40 seconds back. Jef-quicker than Hovey's), closing who was pushing hard. In fact, frey was still fourth. the gap by about four minutes, he pushed hard enough to take On the fourth lap Watson and finishing in second place. over the lead on the next lap, moved into the lead, with Mamer and his co-driver, Sam and was 34 seconds to the good. Ickier second and DeVercelly Hilfilker, who'd lost third gear, But then Allen's motor gave up third, and on Lap 5. Watson were third, followed in by and Norton was playing all by hung onto the lead, but now Christensen, who was relieved himself. He cooled it a bit, and Jeffrey was second and Graves that the Chevy alternator had his lap times grew a bit longer, was up to third. Ickier had an stayed put. No one else in the but he. kept moving at a re-extra long lap and then was class got all 10 laps done. spectable speed until he'd done gone on Lap 6. Class 5 didn't have a good nine laps, at which time he Are you following this? Wat-. day. Todd Stemmerman got off took the checkered flag and son put his co-driver_, Steve to a good start with the quick, added a win to his record. Downing into the car, and he rime, at 33:27, but then he got The 1600 cars went at it held onto the lead through Lap no more laps completed. H e tooth and nail this time, and we 6, with Graves now second and was later seen on a trailer with had three lead char,ges and five · Paul Keller was third in a single a collapsed front end. Mike changes of position in second seat car which does not have Callaway, on the other hand, place, and third was being hotly power steering (that is -he who had a one hour first lap, contested also. Kevin Graves didn't lost it -the car never had managed to get around five had his Jimco, which has a new it). DeVercelly was fourth and ·t'imes, to get credit for the vie-motor since the last race, in Jeffery lost about 10 minutes tory, even though he couldn't front at the end of Lap 1, but and was now last. manage to finish. Unfortu-he had only 14 seconds on By Lap 7 it was Downing, nately, we don't know what Brian Ickier, in another Jimco. Graves and DeVercelly, and, happened to him. Ickier had a new motor in his incidentally, it was dad in the Class 8 was next to start. car also, because he'd blown car now. Andy IV had got out Four trucks went off the line in the old one a couple days be-at the end of Lap 4 (he thought a roar of thunder and a cloud fore while pre-running. An-it was Lap 5) so Andy III would of dust, and they all made at other seven seconds back was get to do an extra lap. Graves least one lap. Ernie Allen had Tom Watson, in still another moved back into the lead on his Ford in front by about 50 Jimco, while 32 seconds behind the eighth lap, and he had 32 seconds, with Jeff Norton run-him was Andy DeVercelly IV, seconds on Downing, who was ning second in his Chevy. Scott driving his Home Built car with a minute and 14 seconds up on Wilson and Steve Terrill, in a motor he put together him-the DeVercelly car. Keller was another Chevy, were third. self. (Andy's now working for fourth and Jeffery fifth. And Their truck was out for its first Kenny Major, and learning the that's the order that held at the race, and in fact, it was the first trade from the bottom up, so to finish line, with Graves taking off road race for Wilson, whose speak.) the win by a minute and 16 sec-experience has been in stock Ickier went into the lead on onds. (Downing shot himself in cars before this. Pat Barbee was the second lap as Graves fell the foot a bit by stopping at the fourth, about two-and-a-half back with a flat tire. Watson end of his ninth lap, thinking minutes behind him, in his moved up to second and De-he was done. But Andy IV rec-Tony Steingraber, Telly Philo and Jim Grill made an unbeatable team in the 5-1600 race, and brought the newly painted VW back to the line in first place. Dusty Times ognized the error and ran over to tell him to get going. This, of course, meant that Andy IV. also shot himself in the foot be-cause if he'd kept silent he'd have moved up a position. We're happy to report that poor sportsmanship of that sort never occurred to him.) Wat-son and Downing got their sec-ond place and the De Vercelly team was third, and very proud that the motor had run well and performed as expected. They were only 32 seconds out of second. Keller was fourth and Jeffery fifth. Those two had their own close battle, and were less than two minutes apart at the finish. In the Class 100 ranks there December 2000 With his sister, Valerie, riding shotgun, Jason Jernigan drove his Ford small truck to the win, in ten evenly paced laps. were only two cars and one of them, the In Law racing team of Jesse Lopez and Herb San-tos, in a Chenowth, got only one lap in. They had problems with an oil line at the previous race, we can only hope that didn't happen again. Mark Gil-liland, who drives a fl amed Raceco, hit his stride on Lap 2, with a 28:52 lap, and then did another six laps, for a total of eight, before he'd had enough fun playing by himself and de-cided to park. He goes into the record books with a win. · The small truck class also had only two entries, and it was down to one after the first lap. Jason Jernigan had his Ford in the lead, with Brent Reagan in another Ford running second. But Reagan came to grief on Lap 2, so Jernigan kept going by himself. He ran the full ten Call for special Baja on HID's, Clear lele$t other quality Helle Pf laps, and his quick time came on Lap 3, at 28:37. Jernigan's sister, Yalerie, rode for the first time and she got a good intro-duction to off road racing. The six liter motor overheated a bit and they had to dump water a few times, but otherwise had not trouble and finished in 14th place overall. That was a tough course for a small truck. It was tough on Cla·ss 9 also. Not a pleasure trip by any means. Fast lap for this class, at 30:44, went to the Kern car, which was probably being driven by Julie, but maybe by some other member of the clan. W e didn't get to talk to them, so don't know for sure. Kent Graves was second be-hind them in his Jimco, and then came Dave Perea in the old Hovey Jimco, in thfrd. Continued on page 43 .Page 43

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Steve Melton tried out his new car (a Jimco) and gave his buddy, John Jeff Norton keeps fine tuning his Chevrolet, and has it running Herder, a chance to get to a finish, and they ~e a good combination, very well indeed. This time he outlasted all the others to take the Jim, Jimmie and Cam McGinley hip-hop their 5-1600 car over a bump, taking second place. ~~, Class B win. · demonstrating the way to second place. Shawn McCallum got to drive the family's latest acquisition, a Toyota powered Jimco, almost all the way, and except for an errant wheel, had no trouble. He was third in Class 1 Dave Perea and Trey Sommers, in a Jimco, had a fuel pump problem After lap two, Mike Callaway was the only Class 5 car left, so he just but still hung in there close enough to finish second in Class 9. kept going 'round and round, to take the win Chad Shupp and Jerry Copeland, in a chas-sis, and running their third race (looking for their first fin-ish) ran fourth. Their crew hi-lariously reported later that at the end of the first lap they pulled into the pit because Shupp wanted something to eat. Unprepared for that par-ticular request, the crew hustled up some cookies fo~ him. Finishes are hard to get. The Kerns didn't manage to get one this time, disappearing on Lap . 2. Graves went into the lead with" Perea in second and Shupp and Copeland in third. They ran that way through the fourth lap, Graves building a lead of about 16 minutes and the other two running neck and neck. Then Graves didn't show up for a while. (Brother Kevin -later reported seeing him stuck on course "somewhere".) And at that point Shupp and Copeland went into the lead, dad, Hal, ever got his chance off Fries and Collier, a scant blowing dust, the racing was with 28 seconds on Perea. to drive. 20 seconds behind them. terrific and everyone seemed to And they stayed· there. The 5-1600s went off the Philo, Grill and Steingraber have a good time. A nice plus Graves got unstuck, and went line next, and in this group said that other than having to ·at this event was that the name on, but could not make up the Telly Philo put Tony make two tries, at one little sponsor, RCD Suspensions, 50 minutes he'd lost. Shupp Steingraber's car into the lead, hill, their run was flawless, and provided grilled hot dogs and and Copeland were eight min-with a cushion of 58 seconds. they stayed in front to take the burgen, on the house, for any-u tes up on Perea 's co-driver, The car has been newly painted win. The women on their team one who wanted them. Along Trey Sommers, at the end of so it's no longer exactly desert-wanted it understood that it's with soft drinks and chips, this Lap 6. They both continued to sand color, and it's a bit easier the women behind the men was a nice treat for hard work-run well to the finish, which for to find when it's standing still. that makes tl-).e team work. In ing pit folks and race officials them, came at the end of nine It's also shiny: In second it was second place the McGinley· as well as spectators who could iaps as Fuci put th.em out o( Ed Fries and Dave Coiiier, and. team finished oniy 16 seconds hardiy beHeve their good iuck. their misery with the checkered in third it was Jim, Cam and in front of Fries and Collier. The FRT season draws to a flag. Shupp and Copeland Jimmie McGinley in their dark The Gaddises and Guilin man-close now, with no more could hardly believe their good blue car, another 22 seconds aged to finish only five laps. But desert racing until the New fortune when their first finish back. The only team that as they were in the Sportsman Year's EVe Dunaway Dash, turned into a victory. (The couldn't get Lap 1 finished was class, they recorded a victory. alw·ays a good way to send off crew had best keep cookies on Miguel Flores and Danny Le: In spite of the wind and the year. ■ hand in the future.) Sommers dezma, who disappeared into and Perea reported that their the desert. fuel pump had gone bad during The lead trio stayed in order the driver change and the car through the third lap, and on hadn't really run well after that lap Philo recorded the that. They were only eight min-quick time for the class at utes back at the finish. Graves 30:03. He had six minutes on was able to complete only eight Fries and Collier by then. Philo laps and we don't know if his got out and Jim Grill took over ProSeat Mandated by the driving chores, and he held on to the lead for the next four laps. Behind him Fries and Col-lier had no mechanical prob-lems, but they said the course became "softer and more diffi-cult with every lap". Particu-larly difficult for this class, we would think. They said they had some good racing with the McGinley team who held on to • third. Kurt Mauzy and Frank Bongiovanni, generally in for the long haul, managed to get only two laps done this time and then didn't come around again. John Gaddis, J.D. Gaddis and Juan Guilin, who planned to change passengers every lap, had lost three laps worth of time on Lap 1, but were now moving steadily in fourth place. Chad Shupp and Jerry Copeland, in a Speedco, new to car racing, were hoping to get their first finish. Even better, they brought home the Class 9 victory. www. mastercraftseats. com On the sixth lap, with the Philo, Grill and Steingraber team still leading, the McGin-leys climbed ·up to second place, only 56 seconds in front of Fries and Collier. Good rac-ing, indeed! At the end of Lap 7, Grill got out and Steingraber got in, and he continued to run in front. Be-__________________________ _. hind him the McGinleys held Kevin Graves put a new power plant into his Jimcot and then ran a come from behind race, after a time consuming flat, to take the win in Class 1600. 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The New W ahzoo Adult Language Disclaimer ... This column may, from time to time, contain adult language. We hereby request anyone under the age of 18 to stop reading this immediately and get some adult supervision before continuing. The way of the world seems to still be that whenever you do good at something, there will always be someone to snivel about what you've done. There sure has been more than our fair share of website sniveling about what we did at the Off Road Expo at the Pomona Fairgrounds. We had a booth, we sold a lot of raffle tickets to raise some badly needed money for equipment upgrades and Baja 2000 support logistics, and generally made a lot of people very happy to see and experience the ways of the Checkers. Especially one 1 7 year old lad named Blake Bowman who urged his dad to buy him the winning raffle ticket for the brand new Banshee, which Dad seemed happy to do upon seeing the thong-clad lovely selling our tickets. Aha, we've gotten to the point of the snivel! This lovely creature was a cute blonde, about 110 pounds, of which about 70% was tits! This created the negative feedback that we had gone too far for a family type event: I say bullshit! (Remember the .earlier disclaimer ... ) We did not go too far. Think about the Score Shows of earlier years, think about all the SEMA shows, where attractive and obviously well endowed ladies wearing little in the way of clothing greeted you with a smile and some sort of show souvenir from the booth they were working. It was a highlight of these shows, and not considered in poor taste. Sometimes one even got a peck on the cheek from one of these lovelies ... hell, it has been the American Trade Show Way, folks! So why get bent out of shape because the Checkers engaged in common business practice to sell some raffle tickets! Next time any of you snivelers go to a trade show of your choice, make sure you stay true to form and complain to management about the scantily-clad ladies embellishing the show, but not before you've had a chance to enjoy the view! Way to go, brother Checkers!! Well, the on again, off again relationship between SCORE and the Checkers has made another turn. Seems as if Sal Fish had been on schedule for the last meeting in September to grace us with his presence and some serious talk about the Baja 2000. El Presidente Dusty Times spent major time on the phone in preparation for this meeting, generating some enthusiasm among the membership to attend his important meeting. He also spent a couple hundred bucks on victuals and beverages, only to wind up with a no show from Sal. The next day, our disgruntled El Presidente got on the phone to SCORE offices to register the displeasure, which in his opinion and mine could have been solved with a simple phone call from Sue Johnson, telling us that Sal was hung up down in Baja remarking the course or whatever. El Presidente was probably pissed, and this was not taken well by Sue, who hung up on him and then called Uncle Max to snivel about phone conduct. Come on Sue, why couldn't you have picked up the damn phone the day before to let us know? If El Presidente's phone manners were lacking, then certainly yours were no different! You are not dealing with a single race entry here, you are dealing with an organization who fields many entries at SCORE's races. Next time if the phone bothers you that much, take a pill and be civilized! Some of my comments will not always deal exclusively with Checkers, or for that matter, off road racing business. It will, however, be germane to contemporary racing. It is really surprising where our off road roots take us these days-. I was watching the qualifying runs for the CART Houston street race in late September, and have a comment. Has any"one noticed that Cal Wells on profile is starting to look a lot like Chip Gannassi? While on this subject of CART, it seems to be getting down to a few good men in principle ... will the last American driver please bring the flag? In response to several questions left on our website, yes, the New Wahzoo does answer his e-mail. However, in an effort to protect my identity, all questions to me should go through George Thompson, who will relay, or through the mayo jar at the club house. Thank you for understanding the importance of confidentiality. Our illus trio us leader, El Presidente, has asked me to use this forum to remind you all of some important dates. November 29th will be election of new club officers night; use your vote, or lose it. If you decline to vote, you also give up your right to snivel. On December 9th, we will be conducting our annual awards banquet, at the NHRA museum at the Pomona Fairplex. Contact El Presidente for your ticket needs, as well as for reservations at the Sheraton Suites or the KOA campground. The New Wahzoo and his family wish all of you the very best for a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year. ·c.o.R.E. Pit Report· By Sandy Parker MDR -CALIFORNIA 200 TEAM LINDSAYS ( Class 5-1600) Having a great year, Tim and Jeremy Lindsay were looking to improve their points standing. They started the race in 8th position and quickly moved through the pack and were leading by Lap 2. Headed in for a sweet victory, they drove the car hard into a hole when all hell broke loose. The rear torsion adjuster finger broke causing the car to bottom out very violently. This impact broke the oil cooler mounts off the frame which sent it flying which hit and broke the battery. The car was critically damaged and both Tim and Jeremy were seeing stars for a few minutes. The guys were OK but did get beat up pretty good in tp.e wreck. The car very damaged and drivers sore, this would unfortunately put them out of the points race and on the side lines for a few races. Hope to see you guys back racing soon! TEAM STEVENS (Class 9) This was a very pivotal race for Keith Stevens. The amount of time and money spent on. the car has increased exponentially but has not reflected his finishing record. Keith has had a tough season but has fought for every mile and every available point this year. He has improved the car every race, fine tuning the suspension, searching for the correct motor and PERSONAL SATELLITE NETWORK PSN IS YOUR CHOICE FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD We sell, lease and rent satellite telephones and data devices At competitive prices from Globalstar, lnmarsat and other services. Rental periods are as short as two weeks. Make your next trip safer and more enjoyable with a satellite telephone. PSN Is an authorized Stratos dealer. Personal Satellite Networl<, Inc. 800-590-2089 www , December 2000 tranny combination, and learning the car and gingerly finding its limits. Going into this race, I believe he was third in MOR points, assisted by some bad luck from the points leader. This was the race for him to strike and make up some ground. Keith decided to take matters into his own hands and solo the race. The first few laps Keith moved the car into second place then near the mid point of the race he was in the lead, something he had never experienced. Concentrating on driving smooth, his last two laps were very consistent with no problems. he pulled across the finish line, saw the checkered flag for the first time, rounded the corner into the tear down area and saw no other Challengers. This is one of the most gratifying feelings in our sport, knowing that on that day you are the best in your class. Keith collected his first finish, his first win, his first trophy, and his first This is the 1Jystem run by most off road race winners payback check. CONGRATULATIONS KEITH!!! M O . R E TUMBLEWEED 250 TEAM WRIGHT (Class 1-1600) Tough man Ray Wright soloed this 11 lap race in his purple flamed single seater. Ray did have a few problems which slowed him down along the way. Ray exploded a tire but quickly got it changed and was back in the hunt. He lost an alternator belt but luckily had a spare on the car and was able to change it himself. On Lap 10 he broke a CV joint which slowed his momentum down a bit. Ray ma:naged to squeak out a win in the 1600 class, I believe his first. CONGRATULATIONS RAY! TEAM PROCTOR (Class 9) Having a good year so far, the Proctor family is learning more every race and this race was no exception. Brian Continued on page 46 TRI-MIL BOBCAT QIROME 1984-9-1 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. 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Lopez with Johnathon Himmelrick riding took the first half laps in the Challenger. Having no problems they moved the car into second position. At the half way point, B.J. Proctor jumped into the driver seat to finish out the race. The engine developed a miss within a few laps and ultimately sucked a valve and broke every moving part in sight. This team has had an excellent finishing record this year and I know this DNF was not very welcome. These guys are now front runners in the very competitive Challenger class and with a new power plant will once again be back on top. MDR -BARSTOW 300 · TEAM STEVENS/ PACHECO (Class 9) Keith Stevens and Alex Pacheco again teamed up to split the driving chores for the 300 mile race. Alex started the race and had a flawless run with no problems. Keith drove the second half having only shock problems that was changed in a CORE pit. The guys finished second place, _gaining a trophy, a little cash, and some valuable points for the se·ries points race. TEAM GOMOLKA (Class 15) After a few races off to update the trucks suspension, the Gomolkas were back in the desert. Kyle Gomolka with son Bob Blanchard riding were eager to see how the improved truck would fly. Apparently the new suspension handled well as they looked good on the course. On Lap 2, the truck went north and the rear end went south, exploding the ring and pinion. Apparently it must have locked up and they couldn't get it back with front wheel drive. The next chapter was getting the rear truck pulled out of the desert. Hope to see them back for the next race. TEAM VEG ET ABLE SOUP (Class 9) At the last minute, CORE was able to provide pit support for David Vieira, more commonly known as Mr. Vegetable Soup?? This race was a shake down race getting the car and crew ready for the Baja 2000. They had a few drivers and riders involved to gain some experience and confidence for their future Baja efforts. They managed to just finish the race a few minutes .ifter the official time limit, but did capture a fourth in class. Their major sponsor is Red Balls Wholesale, so look for them in future races. GOOD LUCK AT BAJA!!! OPERATION CLEAN DESERT CORE member Tim Lindsay worked with Paige Donohoe to plan this major desert clean up r rogram. A few of the reasons br this effort was to clean up the area where many of us spend several weekends a year, to show the BLM and environmental groups that the off road racing community really care for the desert. The clean up was a HUGE success with over 21 TONS of trash removed from the desert and hauled to the dump. Over 200 Page 46 people, including 10 CORE members joined forces to sweep the desert clean of trash. This event will become an annual event and will only get bigger and bigger in the future so look for clean up dates next year and participate. Volunteers received free t-shirts and a nice BBQ at the Slash X-Ranch Cafe after the event. NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS Davy Girdner has been supporting my racing effort and CORE for several years. He has just recently finished school and able to regularly attend meetings and become more involved in life, and racing. Like myself, Davy grew up in Barstow so he has a deep love and respect for the desert, and loves. his desert racing. Davy, along with his "Craig" cousins are about half way into a new two seat 2600, so they will soon be racing with CORE. CRSNews Fram The Director A group of new organizers took the reins of the SCCA Prescott ProRally/ClubRally this year. Bill Barfoot, Steve Westwood and Shenandoah Bennet did a fabulous job of hosting the event. They went back to the two day format and introduced some new roads while keeping some of our old favorites. We are really pleased to have this group on board with new ideas and lots of enthusiasm. SCCA Presidente Steve Johnson got to eat dust with us on Friday night by manning the start flag of Stage 1. It is great to see a guy who really gets into his work. The entire membership of the CRS would like to welcome you to the great sport of Pro and ClubRally. You can come work a stage with us anytime. Lon Peterson and Bill Gutzman showed us all how to do it right and finished second overall in the ProRally in a Subaru. It was refreshing to see Lonnie in something other than that tired old Arrow. However, the Arrow was present with Peter Workum behind the wheel this time. He also did a great job driving through the weekend in the ClubRally event finishing fourth on Friday and sixth on Saturday. A new face, Chris Acker, showed up with a nicely prepared Mustang for the first time. Pete Morris was in the right hand seat to give the new driver proper directions and good advice. They finished both days of the ClubRally -well done for your first effort. The Manic Hispanic, Tony Chavez, had some problems Friday night with his cooling system. The radiator cap seal failed and his radiator emptied itself during the race. He was able to refill it but it put him way back in the pack that evening. On Saturday he was so gun shy of radiator problems that when he saw moisture on the windshield he assumed it was another failure and pulled over, at which point co-driver Eddie Cardenas looked over and said "It's raining, Tony!" Oops! Tony finished second to Roger Hull in the ClubRally on Saturday and 14th overall in the ProRally. Roger Hull had a great weekend in his Eagle Talon with a third in the ClubRally on Friday, a first in Saturday ClubRally and sixth overall in the ProRally. Robert Sudhop and Louis Fanelli did a good job in the Eclipse and finished both days of the ClubRally. Robert has been very consistent in his first year of rallying. Jay Streets and Bill Feyling were hard charging all weekend until a "Yump" got them on the turnaround stage on Saturday. The Toyota yumped right off the course and rolled. Everyone was okay and I see that they made STPR rally with the car this weekend. · John Shults and Don Shreyer finished both days of the ClubRally in the trusty RXJ. It is like the Energizer bunny and just keeps going. Gary English and Kengo Takahashi also ran on Friday in Gary's Alfa Romero GTV. Saturday he didn't have as good a run and did not finish. Leon Style and Larry Scott had a rather interesting evening on Friday in the RX7. They _hit a rock and crushed the exhaust so carbon monoxide was flowing directly into the cab. Needless to say they were sick puppies by the time they finished on Friday night. They were not able to finish on Saturday. Bruce and Pat Brown drove their Subaru Impreza to the rally and finished both days. This is the only rally car in our region running with air conditioning and the stereo system still intact. Now that is traveling in luxury. Paula Gibeault and Chrissy Beavis had a great weekend finishing first in Production and Performance Stock on Friday and Saturday in the well used VW Jetta that is the rally car on weekends and commute car during the week. Go Girls! The Robinson's bad luck streak is still going. The same axle/CY issue from Gorman stopped them on Friday and Saturday. Back to the drawing board! At least we had a great burger in Jerome while waiting for our crew to tow us in. Bob Pendergrass and Jon W elgley guided the Chevy Blazer through the ClubRally on both days. The effort of the organizers of this event is greatly appreciated. They did a great job and are already making plans for next year. , The Las Vegas SCCA Region has one· more event this year, a rally cross on November 4th. Scott Bottomley and Tom Grossman have done a great job with their rally cross series introducing the Las Vegas folks to fun in the dirt. Next December 2000 year we should see rally sprint coming out of their region as well as the rally crosses, barring any forest fires. don't miss it. More information will be available in December. See you at the start line! The Treeline ClubRally is scheduled for November 18th. This is one week later than last year due to hunting season. Leon Styles has donated $1,000 to a pr-ize fund for CRS competitors. Thanks again, Leon. There will also be ·Attention a Treeline Turkey award for the first DNF. Contact Pete Morris (323) 667-2039 for more information. The Ramada Express Hotel and Casino International Rally has picked up a major sponsor in Mitsubishi Motors. Great job, Roger and Ray. The dates for this year's event are December 14th through 17th. Contact Roger for more information at The CRS Awards banquet will be held on February 3rd, 2001. It will be located at the Ontario Marriot in Ontario, CA. This is our 25th year so the party will be c1. blowo_ut .- _ Pit Teain.s Send us your pit tales, whether they be of success or woe and they will be featured on these pages (space permitting). Although publication dates vary monthly, material received by the first of the month will generally be considered for the next issue. Submit all material to: DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 GOT SHOCKS? Your main source for the all I new RaceRunner shock series -., from Sway-Away. Now avail-.-,.c: able in 2", 2 1/2", and massive RaceRunner 3" body coil-over design. IHOt:lt• 6YSWAY- A -WAY A' ~ ' ' .,, THE SOURCE for off-road racing equipment and services We now offer complete shock services including custom revolving and rebuilding. We sell and ser-vice FOX, BILSTEIN, and all SWAY-A-WAY shocks, including the new RACE RUNNER series. 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-.,...r T Affordable Family Care Corrective Care Auto/Work Injuries Se Habla Espanol Dr. Steve C. Landis Chiropractor 3621 Farquhar Ave. Ph 562-799-9969 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 24 hr Pager 562-901-8869 PREPARATION & FABRICATION TOYS,PRE-RUNNERS,AND RACETRUCKS • Offrood McKenzie's • Rood Course Ontrack Performance Center • Drag Racing · •O\/OITrock • Fobncotion (818) 909-7487 • Welding (818) 909-7562 Fax • Chassis and 7834 N. Sepulveda Blvd. #A2 Suspension Von Nuys, CA 91405 Specioli~t ~1re'rHCHAr"T. u =,ten,ra"'••~-""" ~p~ ;702)-592-1 993 fax(702)658-4491 1941 RAMROD STREET HENDERSON NV.89014 Seats • Nets • Limit Straps • Bags 10925-F Hartley Road • Santee, CA 92071 619/449-9455 • Fax: 449-9454 • CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACE PREP • ALUMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLL CAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 1320 Arrow Highway La Verne, CA 91750 909-596-4076 909-596-5497 fax KENT LOTHRINGER LOTHRINGER ENGINEERING 'MAGNAFLUX Service suspension Transmission Engine QUALITY RAC!;: CAR CRACK CHECKING DONE BY PEOPLE WHO KNOW RACING 909-596-4076 POWER E STEERING THOMAS E. LEE LEE MFG. CO. 11661 PENDLETO...STREET SUN VAU.EY, CA 913152 FAX(818)788-2687 (818) 7e&-03'71 A full line of ~St--,ggee,s. pumps and ~ for any type of racing. . Magnaflux and Zyglo fllcllities available. Assembly • Machine Work • Parts. Ken Major 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C • Santee, CA 92071 (619) 596-~886 MIKE MENDEOLA 290 Trousdale Drive, Suite I & J Chula Vista, CA91910 . (619) 691-1000 24 Hour Fax (619) 691-1324 ~fYIJMJ{/ff'-~ COMPONENTS FOR CHASSIS FABRICATION Pro-Clamps • Battery Boxes • Radio Mounts Shifter Mounts * Oil & Water Bottle Holders 399 E. Harrison Unit D Corona, CA 92879-1313 (909) 272-4272 www.wrightfab_com 661-940-5515 OIT-Road & Drag Jucing Fabrication Specialists Chassis-Cage-Suspension-Tin work Part & Accessory Sales (805)522-4499 LanceFu!ler 2280 Shaslll Way #115 Fax (805) 522-4590 Simi Valley, CA 93065 YOUR. MSD" Mr.:J fJLJt .. i~f■ •4-;14 , ..... ,! • OFF-ROAD Catch us on the Net! SPECIALISTS/ PHONE:(714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 2366 E. ORANGETHORPE AVENUE, ANAHEIM, CA 92806 VOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE GNIT IONS • OISTR'BUTORS • WIRES • REV CONTROL AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DR .. EL PASO, TX 7993E 1915l 857-52nn • TFr.H LINE (9151 855-7123 • VISIT OUR WEB SITE:, iEiE Dune Buggy Parts Race Car Parts Foreign Car Parts (Q)~<dl New Truck Acc. Dept. Custom Machine Work & Fabrication un~m, 1 (800) 231-8156 un JP)JP) n y 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, AZ 85365 (520) 783-6265 • FAX (520) 783-1253 ~.OFF ROAO CHASSIS ~ 18124 GRAND AV'fl.. LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92!530 Complete Off Road & Performance Preparation for Trucks & Vans CUSTOM SUS,.IENSION • PRIE•RUN TRUCKS AXLE SllRVI.Cll • WELDING 8: FA ■RICATION NO DISCO TftUCKS BW Montague Eat. 1974 909-678-1029 ,.Jra-- f?AClf;IC~LLY- -, ~~ LANDSCAPk -~~ •\\-#s-«,e,.ee. ~ ~w ' -~~ : Q ( Landscape Design & Construction ) / ,, ~J - CAL LI~ (;-77304109 - _ - -~~ Pott,ck A 8eme - - (619) 58'2-7999"'-PFR (909) 360-5906 FAX (909) 360-0436 PARKER PUMPER HELMET COMPANY 3834 Wacker Drive Mira Loma, CA 91752 ~ HAROLD NICKS ,~W~tg)if~©'lfl SAFETY EQUIPMENl MAXON, MOTOROLA, ROAOMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, 'sttOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRiNG FOR RADIO &/OR 11'1.'TERCOM STIU. ONLY S12';. -2888 GUNDRY AVE. -SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 • 562-427-8177 l 800-869-5636 W a A R TEL (949)650-3035 FAK (949)650-4721 • All Types ol Steel fJ Aluminum Fabrication * Tube &.ndinc • Aluminum CJ Steel W.ldinc • Custom Machine Work • All Types ol Race Cars 4851 W. Hacienda #4 Laa Vegas, NV 89118 Bruce Fraley . 702-365-9055

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b-'l}\> str,IJ · ~ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ lr1ci1ion Alloy, /,Id, ti!. 25805 NB 46.., Avenue ~ t,Ridgefield, WA 98642 $ ~~ ~ Phone ~.r/ t(\'J. Fax 360-887-2000 on & · 360-887-7279 ,P/10 PROTRUCK RACING ORGANIZATION A High Performance Spec VS Race Truck _Series "The True Driver's Class" Protruck Sales and Promotion Website: www.protruck,com Email: Tel: 619.449.6252 Fax: 619.449.6470 9409 Abraham Way Santee, CA 92071-2584 CUSTOM ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR RACE CARS, TRUCKS, PRERUNNERS BUGGIES, STREET Roos, DRAG CARS QUALITY RACE CAR wmING SERVING ALL OF L.A., ORANGE 8c SAN DIEGO COUNTIES HA RACING V.t/ GASOLINE "100. 110 114 118" rnethanol & nitro · ' ORO OIL INT. DETW4M'.S.A. G:L. Bryant, Inc. • Commercial Fuels & Lubes • High Performance Lubes Ing. Alfredo Munoz Rep. En Mexico Gasotina de Atto Rendimtento Par■ Vehiculos Deportivoa. 1221Secc. Los Pinos C.P. 22420 Tel: (66) 86-20-76 y 81-37-38 e..mail:76racing@telnor.ne1 TRANS will get you in gear swi1g axle, ••s, •ewla1d, MD4S 3455 S. POLARIS #5 LAS BAS, NEVADA 89102 •F,ax,(310)4 .IIHN 0.0. BOOLmN (702) 221-4363 (702) 117·9724 · 1-800-399-:-4176 . 209-537-1-565 fax • On-Site Fuel Distribution • Technical Assistance • Fuel & Lubes Handling Equip. [llJ} SANDERS SERVICE. INC. _ METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 (J23) 583-2404 FAX (323) 583-3965 SANDBLAST-GLASS llEAD-MAGNETIC PARTICLE FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith fjJfllliJJJilil TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92821 JOE DAVITIAN PGR. 323/340-0277 info@~road . -(714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 PROFESSIONAL RACE CAR DESIGN & FABRICATION WINNING OFF ROAD RACES SINCE 1978 INCLUDING FACTORY WORKS SCORE CHAMPION TROPHY TRUCK RT 3, BOX 1970 903/683-1599 Rusk, TX FAX 903/~829 OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS -GIVE US A CALL Hi-Perlormance Equipment Suspension • Safety • Driveline • Accessories Mike Cohen (619) 691-9171 (619) 691-9174 (619) 691-0803 (FAX) 103 Press Lane, Suite #4 Chula Vista, CA 91910 e-mail: 1-800-929-4360 www.RACESHOCK.coM ~ Pbornix,Arizona '!IC· IIIM.J e;~· --· Suspension Components For Racing And Recreational Applications Shock Service Available on all brands .... Fast Tum-Aroundll Upgrade Your Vehicle Suspension Affordably- Utilizing Our Trade-In Policy (602) 493-3700 Fax: (602) 493-0975 IF YOU REALLY WANT TO INCREASE YOUR SALES:: YOUR AD SHOULD BE HERE RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EAST MAIN ST. EL CAJON, CA 92021 LAURA CHRIS ROSE 16191 443-2480 RICHARD _ S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER -BOOT" HCR66," BOX 11030 PAHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV.89048 (775) 372-5335 Qua\it~ Used 'Parts 1040 South Main St~eet. Fallbrook, CA 92028 / Ir\\. 760-n.1-2117 l·.-M.-\1 L hajarace iillh com PHONE 760-7~3-2 I 17 \ C.ALL U~ fl\Z-~T! '-·--------~~--------JOB SITE SIGNS• BANNERS• 1\INOOW LETTERlt,G • CAR LETTERltlG·• GRAPHICS SGUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway Circle. • Hunt1ngtin Beach CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 • Fax [714) 694-9567 ~ s~~&~ ~(o.1(/i# ~~ ?lilt~ 45-410#/0~St. 7'60";,347 ~.50.52 :-· ~ 1,ea'co., eA 9 2 20 I Sf ING GASOLI Paul Dumas 805-647-7700 Phone · 805-647-7023 Fax 805-340-6704 Mobile Sports Racing Products -LA 6338 N. Marina Pacifica Dr., #K15-Long Beach, CA 90803-701<3" LOCAL DISTRIBUTORS Cudahy,CA Riverside, CA Oxnard, CA Las Vegas, NV 323-562-3230. 909-877-0226. 805-485-6900 702-643-9200 ...

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-,, - - ----~--ACING Exterra - Pa:thfinder -Frontier - Hardbody Nissan Parts & Accessories Lift Klus -IV Intake System 6350 Riverside Drive Parker, AZ 85344 Fiberglass - Cat Back Exhaust Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks • Buggies • Pre-Runners '619) 449-9728 FAX (619) 449-2678 ., SUSPENSIONS UNLIMITED OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS WELDING• FABRICATON • CNCPIASMAWTTING 'FFIONTENDS • REARTRA/UNGARMS RACECHASSIS • PRERUNNERS • FOXRADNGSHOX • SAND BUGGIES LARRY ROSEVEAR 4D50 LEAVERTON CT. . ANAHEIM, CA 92807 PHONE /714) 6304482 FAX (714)6304548 Call Toll Free 877-627-8794 Request Catalog Specializing in Performance Torque Converters (Built ·tor your exact application and needs.) HP Transmission Parts & More • Transmission Kits • Custom Length Axles • Friction/Steel Plates • TCS Designed Hubs • Input Shafts • 090 Differentials · Hundreds of Transmission Products 9,i19 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 . . . ·. , ... - 7 ~ Straight = • =ee 'n Q nt. ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING 31510 223rd Street East Llano. CA 93544 661-261-3202 . . ~STRICTLY ~PERFORIIIIANCE· 849 Mitchell Rd. #402 - Newbury Park, CA 91320 805-480-3556 SUN.DRY METAL SPINNING Phone (562) 928-9838 Fax (562) 928-0778 METAL SPINNING EXCELU;NCE • ALUMINUM • STEEL • BRASS • COPPER • STAINLESS RACE FUELS WESTERN DIVISION 6831 Swa Street Bell Gardens, CA 90201 JOHN AVALOS OWNER (209] 847-2281 (800] 527-6090 FAX (209] 847-9726 PO. Box 248 • 524 N. Sierra Ave. Oakdale, California 95361 Design Fabrication lnstailatlon Darren Ebberts (909) 340-4684 FAX (909) 340-4689 1 '215 POMONA ROAD• SUITE E • CORONA, CA 9'288'2 ,... aJ/vlPUTER,zEo VINYL GR,4,PHJCs & LETTERING 1111111 1 ,... LO-C05T t,LC)GSJGNS{,4,t:r. Pfi!OCESSES) ~ ;:: ~;JLE~~~~S ,,.._ fl!ACING G/l!APHICS ,... Hl-~LITY 13,,4,NNERS . ~::/-X~~~~LES ,.._ LOGO REPll!OOlx;TONS ,,.._ /l!EAL ESTATE ,.._LOGO & Gle/\PHIC DESIGN ,,.._ DECALS , 619.596.1925 11420 N. \\bodside Ale. Santee, CA 92071 fax 6i9.596.2638 TI.R Peiforrnance . Fabrication Tim Lawrence 1243 Greenfield Dr. SuiteD El Cajon, CA 92021 (6i9) 447-1289 * Off-Road and Bolt-On to Street Fiberglass for: "Ford, Chevy and Toyota" Trucks * Carbon Fiber Parts and Custom Molds 1121 N. Buena Vista St. , Hemet Ca. 92543 Ph: 909-654-7334 Fax: 909-654-2375 See a list of our products at our web site: TRAILERS PLUS ----,-,· ·-·:..::-, . ' -~:--=-=--· _:: .::_-l"'r I Ca,p. Interstate West &ZA!9 West Coast Price Leader - Custom Orders 775-463-1483 . 309 W. Goldfield Ave. Yerington, NV 89447 I RiiNstifiE ENGINEE'<ING JEFF FIELD (818) 998-2739 9763 Varlel Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 0 C OJ -I C ~ (f) o-"T'I m ffi )> 0 (f) X ► UJ ()jl-'it!!oaa E~ Jayson Miles . Paul Hendrickson 909-279-1777 ~ 'B~, ~. & 5"4f,e«4tu. 112391 Sampson Avenue, Suite #G, Riverside, California 92503 UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 10729 W_HEATLANDS AVENUE, SUITE #A· SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 TEL • 619 / 449-9690 FAX • 619 / 449-8424 B8UCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Co¥f P..O. Box 1319 '34283 'Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 Photie: (909) 67 4-9167 / Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 ==r=-"-PN/Yr 1WPC04TING9«GRAP/IKS-w J,(JI/OIJ • •~ W~ MAINUNANCF•~IIYAt:._.J,l!flRINt:-• ! -~ -· . --.-": .,rt➔--... 1 i - 160-949-1220 Automotive • ATV • Motorcycle 1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE RIVERSIDE, CA 92507, USA 909.369.5144 • 909.369.7266FAX WWW. WEBCAM I NC.COM. v1,ttJ.T ~e J)c~i,._1 ~-:i: -Metal fabrication, custom suspension, • I-Beams • A-Arm_s, Pre-runner bumpers, roll cages, fiberglass, race accessones Jeremy Johnson 10031 prospect ave suite E Santee, CA 92071 619-596-WTD1 pgr 619-965-5899

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Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service 535 East Central Park Anaheim CA 92802 714-956-9457 i\'\e BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension • ECONOMICAILY PRICED AT 319.90 PER PAIR. Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 102 Crestview P.O. Box845 1-520-427-3551 Yarnell, AZ 85362-0845 WR MOTORCYCLES •KTM • HUSABERG • HUSQVARNA • SERVICE & PARTS I Off Road Products Hont and Rear Traili,:ig Arms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels Welding V.W. - Porsche - Nissan - Toyota Lorenzo Rodriguez • SUSPENSION M-F 12-6 VARIOUS SAT 10-2 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix, AZ 85017 Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 515 S. Vermont, Glendora, Ca. 9_1741 (626)914-8147 2350 ORANGETHORPE ANAHEIM, CA 92806 714-449-1271 FAX 449-1374 Goodies Galore ... Sway-A-Way New RaceRunner Coil Springs Sway-A-Way announces the addition of the RaceRunner coil spring to their extensive line of suspension components. These performance racing 2.5" ID coil springs are made from the highest quality, silicon chrome, cold finish wire. All cold wound pre-set to block height and then shot peened for extended life, fully guar-anteed and come with phosphate powder coat paint. Sway-A-Way, 20724 Lassen Street, Dept. DT, Chatsworth, CA 91311. (818) 700-9712. Trail Master Suspension Trail Master Suspension, a leader in independent front suspension technology and de-velopment introduces suspeu-sion lift systems for your 2WD truck! 2" and 3" lift systems for most Chevy, Dodge and Toyota• 2WD trucks. You get higher spring rates for the same lift, front coils that are pre-set and shot peened for better handling on the highway, better perfor-mance off road and simplified installation. All brackets are powdercoated for durability and performance. Trail Master, 395 Smitty Way, Suite 200, Dept. OT, Corona, CA 92879. (909) 7 36-8686. Dusty Times Hella, Inc. Hella introduces the Airman Leopard lnflator System. The system includes two hand held, DC powered inflators, one for high volume applications and one for high pressure applica-tions. Each inflator can operate on either a 12 volt cable pack that connects to a vehicle ciga-. rette lighter or a 9.6 volt re-chargeable battery. The high pressure unit is designed for in-flating car, truck and bicycle tires and sports equipment such as basket balls and footballs. The high volume unit is for in-flating air mattresses and inflat-able pool toys. Director of Mar-keting, Hella, Inc., 201 Kelly Drive, Dept. DT, Peachtree City, GA 30269. (877) 22-HELLA. Mastercraft Race Products . Mastercraft has expanded its selection of suspension seats! Now available, the same style seat required by "lronman" Ivan Stew-art for use in his ProTruck Rac-ing Series. The latest addition to the Mastercraft family is the Rubicon Jeep seat, great for rock . crawling and off road use. Expe-rience the same comfort that off roaders have depended on for 30 years! Call Mastercraft Race Products, 10925 P Hartley Road, Dept. DT, Santee, CA 92071. ATL Laboratories ATL Racing Fuel Cells has just released. its all new RACEl 1-15 Performance blad-der tank. This bright blue 15 gallon race cell is perfect for off road racers, hot rods, show cars, kit cars and 4x4s. The Race 11-15 is a high impact tank with explosion suppression foam, air-craft type fill cap, 1/2" outlet fitting and 3/8" roll-over vent valve. The Race 11-15 is priced low and is available from stock. December 2000 Aero Tee Laboratories, Spear Road Industrial Park, Dept. DT, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1251 (201) 825-1400. www Chenowth Racing Products The "Chenowth Explorer" is a new four seater chassis. The original four seat chassis has been stretched and widened, the roll cage has been raised 4" for increased headroom, the engine compartment has been enlarged to accommodate most engine sizes up to a V8. Rear , wheel travel has been increased to 1°7" and the wheelbase lengthened to 118" for a smooth ride in any terrain. Chenowth Racing Products, Inc., 943 Vernon Way, Dept. OT, El Cajon, CA 92020. (619) 449-7100. Wilwood Engineering For all sorts of racing, Polymatrix brake pads are dominating qualifications and victories. Developed to optimize brake perfor-mance through enhanced torque values and increased wear char-acteristics under the harshest braking conditions, Wilwood's Polymatrix brake pads come in five different formulations for vir-tually every racing application. Available at your local W ilwood dealer or call (805) 388-1188. F.K. Bearings F.K. Bearings produces a line of High Misalignment Rod Ends and Spherical Bearings. These unique pieces can save the chassis builder valuable time when designing suspension components. Rod ends and spherical bearings are available in 3/8" through 3/4" bore, with shank sizes of 7 /16" through 7 /8". Made from aircraft grade chromemoly, heat treated and lined with Teflon. 17924 Redwood Avenue, Dept. DT, Bellflower, CA. (800) 662-4003. Page 53

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~more 2001 HClppenings ... December 9, 2000 Point To Point Mexico WINSCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 Classified ... NOTICE FOR SALE: Class 10 Rabbit Motor, 1649cc, Carrillo rods, Aries pistons, FAT cam & crank., custom oil pan, FAT intake, 44 Weber, radiator, elec-tromotive clutch & adaptor plate, $3,800.00 OBO (602) 859-8063, (602) 388-2846. ,.. • SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011)788-5138 Fax (0ll) 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 Off Road Racing 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702/Fax (916) 925-8217 . VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB Profo. Cenovio Gamboa 0ll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Sumas WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire P.O. Box 376 Adamsburg, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 16251 North Cave Creek Road #4 Phoenix, AZ 85023-2976 (602) 971-3730 Buggies & Trucks on Saturdays, Bikes & A1Vs on Sundays WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, Wl 54901 zr. PROMOTIONS Rene Montano P.O. Box 2122 Calexico, CA 92231 Motorcycles & ATVs Only Attention Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2001 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 6~~°':·:.~~~~~T~1~). <.:-~ -1~-11~ •-·~·~ I' ,....,.......,.,_;•"'.~~?'.-.. ·;..,.;._. ~--· ..... .,,. -.. 1.1.,.;.. ·.-..... -~~ .,., 1~~11-~:,;n ·--.--l!.>tl t:1,,,,_r_J••••I , ,,-.o,..rrb_,r.., __ \'l ,.l•h:•~tlllt _ .. i,..,,_ .• .: ... ht11 ~.:~t ~1-~ r11u~. c>,u...,..r~~ C~ •.1u ..... --~---4•-.. . ,:,;;--...&:...~----.. -~, .. ~ .. =-~--. ·:;·::-:-~:-:: .__..., ..... -.. 11-Uht• ~, 1(7tLJl..:.•r ~t<Ol.._P. .. r~ .. ""· CA .. ~;t-41 u_, ~u:~1t.. n.,, . ..,..,~ 1;..1 i -1. -1--· r super-tough, triple coated construction ~.-. ~~--+,i :c='='.:-~-..:.,_=-.;.. \-_-~:'.. • 10 year Bladder warranty --"'---· "" • Salety foam battling · '..,7:~7;-',--;--":1 "" , "" • 6)J • Custom manufactured aluminum containers "Er,,'h,~;: ... ~=,'::::::--• FIA·FT3, SCORE and SODA approved ,_t,_~:-_, ~•--• Custom manulactured fillers :::---·:-:---::-~--" .. ?' Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are advised to consult appropriate lo-cal or state authorities for informa-tion before purchase of any specific item. MORE AUTOMOTIVE 2 SEAT MIRAGE Class 12-Major motor, Fox coil-over 2.5 bypass, Hewland DG300, outboard CV's, FodF Ab spindles, power steering, UMP\, best of best, Super fresh, like new Ref # 788. $30,000.00 oho. Baja Brokers on the web @ F R SAL: z seat Unlimited Mi-rage, Completed 1999 new car, all new parts. This is not a refurbished race car. Built as an awesome Pre Run car. FAT Type IV, Mendeola Bus Box, Fox Coilover front, Fox rear, Sharlin Power Steering, 4 wheel dis, 25 gal cell, PCI, Pumper, 300 miles, Beautiful car. 40,000.00 invested, $24,000.00 obo Jim (626) 966-7509 or (909) 946-1893. FOR SALE: Stadium lite Trip le E, Fox shock, Fuel cell, Goodyear tires, Power steering, 500cc + 425cc mo-tors. 2 years Pace Champion, 98 Core Winter Series winner. $6,500.00. (520) 667-2194 . FOR SALE: Stock Full, lots of power; great susp; best of !?arts; call for info. NO tire kickers. $28,000.00 (520) 757-4668. . FOR SALE: 1997 Pace Big Foot, 48', fully loaded, 12' living quarters, leather sofa, TV /VCR/Stereo, lined + ins, SS work bench, cabi-nets, 7k Onan, 7'6" inside approx. 15k miles, $32,900.00. Todd (480) 488-7991. FOR SALE: '96 Ford Ranger Stock Mini. BITD Championship Truck. $26,000.00; '92 Ford Ranger SCORE Championship Truck $17,000.00; '_86 Chase Truck with '98 Fiberglass 4x4, All trucks have Fox Shocks, Na-tional Springs, BFG tires and are fully prepped with spares. Also '98 Ranger 4x4 with no motor & trans, $5,000.00.Rob Reinertson (415) 647-0884. CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON ~..... From $299:oo Helmets Helmet & Skirt SNELL 95, SA 95 FOR SODA Complete Blower Systems for single or double seat cars . Helmet conversions. cool boxes, Vis~-Mastercard Fuel Sat•·• "Pro Cell";,· • (800) 433·6524 technical hotline ·§ ~.:=:;_:~·-· :;~,':t;r"!i':;t:;.r;;;:g • Over 25 years experience . ____ _______ u Complete line of PYROTECT, lnstallandil~bactedbya e formontlnfocallorwriteto: -~---~ ., ;;·· " FILLER Safety Products & BE lu/110 1•ar warran/y. Aircraft Rubber/Fuel Safe • •·------· •' "" ·· ' - ., ·· EL SAF 63257 Nels Anderson Road ·..::--.=_ _ -·.. _ ... , '·" _ ,. m Motorsports. Bend, Oregon 97701 ►.-"" -f· '""'·· JlJJdltgc,e}/s C541J388-0203 ~E.:.Z..~,----~~ .. --...JA·•-··-We ship UPS daily. · (541)388-0307 rax ~r.::;;:·•,"'""':.~ -·· -,;;;;""'="""---------------~-:11wNw __ .1u_e1sa_,._.co_m___ ~!"'"' ., _ -__ ,:-_ -:': 2~'"" . __ . _ 5153 Bowden Aven~e -S~n J?iego -CA-92117 - 858-279-2509 .1 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• - . 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 blac~ and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7" .All Classified Ads must be PAID IN AD-V AN CE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Classified Ad Deadlines for 2001 ISSUE DEADLINE • • • • • • • • • January Dec 8, 00 • • February Jan12,0l • · March Feb 9, 01 • April Mar 9, 01 : May Apr 6, 01 • June May 4, 01 : July Jun 1, 01 • August Jul 6, 01 : Please run ad ___ times September Aug 3, 01 • Mat! to: October Sept 7, 01 : Enclosed is $ (Send check or money order, no cash) ----DUSTY TIMES November Oct 5, 01 • 20761 Plummer Street December Nov 9, 01 : City _________________ State __ Zip_________ Chatsworth, CA 91311 ..___________ • Name ------------------------------,.----Address Phone -------------------------------• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •••••• 11 •••• _._._._. Page 54 December 2000 Dusty Times .,

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FOR SALE: Class lOor 12 Off road car, Vorra overall championship car, Excellent Desert or Short Course car, sorted, Fresh full prep, very clean & well maintained, reliable and fast, very low hrs on new Wiks motor & trans, best of everything, finished over 90% of races-no bs. Have fun racing and not working on car, Priced to sell quick. $11,500.00. Call Rob at (714) 606-8723. CHENOWfH @ seat, Porsche 3.6 6 cylinder, Fields auto, 934 cv's, Sway-A-Way, Fod Fab, Bilstein, Howe, Fortin, Jamar, Halon firesystem, Simpson, VDO, Master-craft, BFG, Centerline+ spares, with fresh prep. $45,000.00 obo. Ref #794. Baja Brokers (760) 723.· 2117. FOR SALE: Fortin trans, set up for Honda w/big CV"s and built for rear engine $8,500.00. (949) 289-0251. Tim Scalzo. FOR SALE: Class 7 Unlimited, 2001 Ford Ranger Class, completed October 2000 by AdvanceOffRoad.Com, front has 22" travel-coilover/International bypass, RR has 25" of travel-4 link coilover/bypass, 40 spline floater, Big spindles, brakes, complete spare package, available December 2000. 35k OBO. 310 542-2977. ---~ tOR SALE: 1997 Race car trailer, Built by EMIT echnology 48'x9'x101/ 2, lounge area 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 w/toilet, sink, range, refrigerator, leather, stor-age and A/C 35'x 8 1/2" working and storage area wood and tile floor, 2 winches, 2 generator, 1 welder, 2 side doors outside lighting, rear gate, stand-ing roof deck, 5 8' belly boxes, 8 new tires, excellent condition, $43,000 ask-ing price or trade for exotic car. Call Fox Motorsports (915) 833-7902. FOR SALE or TRADE: HELP! If FOR SALE: Jimco Class 10 Two Seater, Wiks 1915 Type 1, Folts MD4 Trans, 15" front, 18" rear, CNC Discs x 4, Summers Hubs, Fox Shocks, 930 CV's, Fodrill front arms/spindles, Compcon radio/intercom, Beard Seats, Fresh Prep, Race Ready! $34,500.00 (702) 873-0810. FOR SALE: 1995 Ranger Prerunner, Extra-cab, Gray interior, 3.0L V.6, Stock 5 speped trans, Cus-tom I beams, 6" wider w/Heim piv-ots, Custom Extended Radius Arms w/Heim pivots and trans mount, Custom Engine cage/shock hoop (Chromoly), Sway-A-Way Race Runner 12" 2.5 dual rate coilover, Deaver rear springs (Race prepped, Glassworks Custom front fiberglass, Custom £laired steel bed sides, Cus-tom front and rear bumpers, BF Goodrich Baja T A's (33x10.50-l 5) on American Racing wheels, Built by Donahoe racing 3-2000. Every-thing new, Immaculate condition. $16,500.00 obo. Please call if in-terested. (775) 265-1729. BRONCO 4WD Prerunner, Ford 351 ci, C-6 trans built up, fiberglass hood and fenders, custom full cage front rear, 3 Mastercraft seats, Auto-meter gauges, alum wheels, custom shifter, alum dash, recessed fender filler, 35" Baja TIA, 3 Hella Rallye 2000's. Street legal, Custom front and rear bumpers, $23,000.00 Baja Brokers Ref #775. (760) 723-2117. Check out our website at not sold this time, I will part out. 2wd, ._F_O~R-S-AL-=---"E;::;.: -'c""la'--s..;;;;s ""12 or Sportsman-custom A-arm front end, built auto trans, 350 small block, 456 locker Funco Chassis all Chromoly 119" wheel base, 1650 Type 1, Bus tranny, rear, fiberglass front end & more! 22 gal fuel cell, (4) Fox in front, (8) Will deliver to Southern Ca. Free, for 2.0 Fox in rear, new Foddrill front $5,000.00 cash. 916 38 l-462 L arms, Woods rear arms, front and rear FOR SALE: New 1999 Zero Offroad miles-Street legal, Class 1 Baja Bug, 2900cc FAT, Men-deola trans, King bypass shocks, 5 seater, 40 gal fuel cell, Beadlock Centerlines, Penhall built, fast and show condition. $55,000.00. John (562) 754-7000. Dusty Times discs with CNC calipers, 300m tor-sion bars, Durablue stub axles, Ump steering, Parker Pumper, Yokohamas front and rear on Ultras, very reliable, finishing car, some extras. $12,000.00 obo Call (915) 833-7902. PRO TRUCK DODGE; Great Spec Class race truck. 360cid V* IT urbo 400/ Bilstein coilover and bypass/ Chrisman/etc .... Stop racing check-books and start racing trucks! Truck has all the legal updates. Ready for Baja 2000, BITD or? Complete with spares and full prep. Everything goes! $68,500.00 Baja Brokers. Go to 787. FOR SALE: Pre-runner, A-Arm, four seater, 2888 Fat built Type 4, 091 bus box, Fox coilovers and by-pass shocks front and rear, power steering, outboard hubs, Centerline Wheels, CNC 4 piston brakes, full body with windshield, 28 gallon gas tank, Very trick prerunner. Freshly l?repped and ready to prerun. $38,550.00 OBO. Days (623) 516-0406 Eves (602) 938-8017. Hot Class 10 2 seater-Best of the Best, Dunrite chassis, King coil-over and bypass, Honda, slightly detuned for longevity, Mendeola top of the line obo, Mid-Engine, brand new, raced 1 time at Laughlin. Injury forces sale, $65,000.00 obo. Must sell, ready to race Baja and finish??? Radio, hel-mets, and trailer included. Ref# 7 50. Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or on the web at FOR SALE: Wife says must sell: Short Course Stadium Toyota Tacoma, 2 motors; 1-2700cc & 1-2500cc. Jerico 4 speed, Kusters, Fox bumps, Gold Star Clutches, rims, 12 tires, etc. Lots of good stuff $13,000.00 obo. (262) 629-9035 or 414 870-7586. FOR SALE: Raceco 1-1600, Brand new 1600 Fat race motor, fresh trans, 091 gear box, 486 ring pinion, FTC gears, Brand new Kings 3.0 triple by pass. 300m torsion bars. New Bund-erson beam & torsion housing Charlynn power steering, new Road Master Radio & hand held, & trailer. Car race ready $12,000.00 or best of-fer. 702 363-7992. FOR SALE: SCORE Legal 5/1600 built by Jimco, CroMo cage, Beards, VOO, New 22 gal Fuel Safe cell, New belts, Fox 7 /8 with bypass in front, + l" Sus. Unlimited rear arms, Fox rear. 1999 Whiplash Class Champ. Ready to finish and win. Spares in-cluded $10,500.00 OBO (480) 503-2897. email: teamdc ~':'-"-----'-----FOR SALE: Pro-Lite Ford Ranger Esslinger 2 700cc tall block, dry sump, King, Beard, Cone axles, Willwood, CNC power cylinders, Fiberglass, all new $40,000.00. Call Joe (520) 667-2194. December 2000 FOR SALE: Class 5 Unlimited. Pautter Type 1 fuel injected 200hp, Fortin, Foddrill front end, Summer's front and rear hubs with air cooled adapters, Coil over in front, rear 300m torsion with 8 water cool Fox Shocks all around, UMP power steering, 50 gal fuel cell, Parker Pumper, CNC calipers on all corners, SACO magnum Steer-ing box w/ram, PCI hook up, Centerline beadlocks on BFG tires, Beard seat w/ neck brace on 5 point harness. PIAA and KC lights, one of the best built and winning 5 car so far, extras inc/tires w/wheels, open trailer w/tire rack and some miscella-neous parts. $25,000.00. Call Foddrill Fabrication (623) 582-2499, ask for Danny. FORSALE: 1-1600CORRle-gal short course single buggy, FAT motor, St. Peter tranny, FOX 2.5 by pass shocks, Fod-drill arms, 930 CVs w/ race cages, power steering, Se trab cooler, stainless lines, Hi-Torque starter, Flame-Out sys-tem, powder paint, all the right stuff $9,000.00 Call Mark (262) 965-4799, email: Sell Your Car, Pre-Runner, Parts or Bits & Pieces Right Here ... Dusty Times Has The Off Road Readership Yoq.'re Looking For. Only$25 forupto45 words plus $5 with photo. BOB GORDONS CLASS 1-. Chenowth Millenium Car Pack-age, FAT 3.0 1 V-6, Fresh Top of the line Fortin Box, Sway-A-Way, BFG Projects, rear bead-locks, etc ... Fully prepped, ready to race. This vehicle was the first buggy to finish the '99 Baja 1000. Built and driven by Baja Legend! $69,000.00. Go to 778 MIKE LESLIE LIQUIDATION-We have Class 1 truggy or Tro-phy Truck vehicle package with or without motor, Pro 2 CORR Ford Lucas Truck $69,000.00, Pro 4 Dodge Corr Borg-Warner Champion $59,000.00, 2 Ultra stocks, $15,000.00 each. Will make great desert toys or race them. ALSO a 48' tractor-trailer. Set up for racing with belly boxes, generator, compres-sor, etc. Loaded! $38,000.00 ref# 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784. Check it on the web @ or call Baja Brokers at (760) 723-2117. Don't bother Mike and no parts sold separately just yet. HELP WANTED TEAM MEMBERS WANTED-to support 2000 Class team running the BITD series beginning Dec. 1st. Mini-mum 5 years desert/mechanical expe-rience, with reliable 4x4. Members must be willing to travel to Nevada. For available opportunities see web site @ "" or call Eric Williams at (619) 698-3904. MISCELLANEOUS WWW.JEEPSPEED.COM- Go to our website for Affordable Desert Racing in the 2001 JEEPS PEED CHALLENGE. Build, Lease or Buy a Race Jeep Cherokee. Call (714) 538-7434. FAX- (714) 633-1724. Email: SERVICE & REPAIRS BY PASS TUBE INSTALLA-TION SERVICE: 3/4" 4130 by-pass tubes installed on any shock 2 1/2" O.D. or larger. Ex-periment with your own place-ment on shock body or we will recommend ours. Assembly in-cludes 3/4" tube bent and mi-tered, 1" valve body, Venturi style piston, spring, cap & ad-juster. Complete assembly welded-$125.00 per tube. Weld your own Assembly kits avail-able. Shock service provided. Sway-A-Way, FOX, Bilstein, King, Dealer pricing available. (818) 994-7475. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS ADA VIS Mexican Insurance ............ 38 Aggressive Suspension~······--·· 40 Baker ................................................... 35 Balls Out Competition Gear ............. 16 Bilstein Shock Absorbers ................... 5 BITD Las Vegas 200 .......................... 21 Cactus ................................................. 54 Camburg Engineering ........................ 36 Coast Resorts .................................... 1 D C.0.D.E ................................................ 19 Eibach Springs ............................ : ...... 32 Fabtech ............................................... 34 FAT Performance .............................. 31 Fox Racing Shox ................................ 12 Fuel Safe Racing Cells·················-··· 54 German Auto ...................................... 23 Michael E. James lnsuran~e Agency .............................. 14 Kartek Off Road .......................... 27, 46 Kawaguchi Honda .............................. 13 KC Hi lites ............................................. 4 King Shock Tech ................................ 20 Laughlin .. :.: ......................................... 25 Mastercraft ........................................ 44 McKenzie Performance Products .... 11 _ Mojave Desert Racing ......................... 9 M.O.R.E ............................................... 33 MT Tires ............................................. 24 Nevada Off Road Buggy .................... 38 PCI Race Radios and Equipment ........ 2 Personal Satellite Network ............. 45 Pike's Family Restaurant ................. 39 Race Ready Products ........................ 43 SNORE ................................................. 37 Sway-A-Way Corp .............................. 30 Toyota Motorsports ........... Back Cover Transaxle Engineering ...................... 41 Tri-Mil Industries .............................. 45 Union 76 Racing Gasoline ................ 28 Valley Performance ........................... 42 Whiplash Motorsports ...................... 15 Page 55

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,. -. h r YOU CAN'T BEAT TIME. BUT FOR SIX YEARS ROD MILLEN CERTAINLY HAS INTIMIDATED IT. Year after year Rod Millen has chased the clock up Pikes Peak, punishing it soundly in his pursuit of the el.usive 10-minute barrier. Five out of six years he's won, each time pounding away at the competition and the record. Now the bullying promises to continue. Because, this year, Rod plans to smash through that barrier in his race-modified, TRD turbo-powered Toyota Tacoma and keep right on going. @ TOYOTA i