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2002 Volume 19 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 19 • Number 1 •January 2002 $2.50 ISSN8750·1732 .. covering the world of competition in the dirt ...

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-Volume 19 - Number 1 January 2002 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 Sheryl Cannon Carrera Photography J&L Photography Jim Culp Mike Del Col Martin Holmes Mike Jenkins Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Rene Montana Byrle Moore Troy Robinson Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscriptio,i Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Sub-scription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed scamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject co editing. DUSTI TIMES: (ISSN 87 50-1732) is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp., 20761 Plummer Sc., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copy-right by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of chis publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POS1MASTER: 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 address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Z)At-4Jrf' Z:m--e-4 AI/A~_he-4 Aff ~1 ~Al.A Ah--eAZl~--eA-4, ,,(/A(~.,,('I.AA:Le.A-4, IAUA~, A-414 .,o,H ~1 _;l~AA ~AIALt:_e-4 A Al~-4_;1 _,h.,o/J/J-;f' .,h~Lt~rf' .4--eA.4~-41 A-414 A h.,G.i.,hrf' A-414 Al/--eA.i.,hrf' ,2(}(}2. ;8,,_,,e.,e ~#A, .A.,o.,,e.,e Al/.,e_H A-414 .AA.,,('l.,e .4A-/e4· ~h, ~.bAA AA~~ de AJZull .,o/ ZJ~Al/-f' Z:m--eAJ In This Issue ... FEATURES ~CORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith .................................................................... 8 WRC 43rd Sanremo Rallye by Martin Holmes ................................. 22 SN O RE/MORE Battle At Barstow by John Calvin ......................... 26 O jibwe Forests Rally by Jerry Winker ................................. ~ ................ 34 Bonneville C hallenge by Mark Chamberlin .......................................... 36 Prescott Forest Rally by Paul Timmerman ........................................... 4 2 FRT Superstition 250 by Judy Smith ................................................... 46 MDR Stoddard 200 by Sheryl Cannon ... : ........................................... 50 ~treme Estero Beach International by Sheryl Cannon ...................... 58 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ....................................................... : ............................................. 5 Trail Notes ......... : ........... ! ................................................................................. 6 2002 Race Calendar .................................................................................... 37 American Jeepspeed Challenge by Clive Skilton ................ : ..................... 62 Checkers Report by John Hastings ............................................................ 62 CORE Pit Report by Wayne Nosala ...... ....................................................... 63 CRS (California Rally Series) by The Director ................................. , ..... 64 F.A.I.R. Report by Wes Wisdom ..................................................................... 64 Mag 7 Rac·e Team by Stephen Steinberg ......................................................... 65 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................. 67 Chrmfted,\ds ........................................................................... , ................... 7 3 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................... 7 5 on The caver Doug Fortin and Charlie Townsley drove their Jimco to the Class 1 win as well as taking the over~II victory in a hotly contested baja 1000, seen here in typical attitude Photography by Pl Springman/Trackside Photo Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera got stuck a few times early in the race at the SCORE Baja 1000, but they perservered and took the 5-1600 win with two and a half hours in hand Photography by Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at c5ubscr1'be '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 Cl Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times January 2002 Page 3

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,--------_-----------------------------------------------------------1 . . I I , I I Wh~rE arE YOU racing in i!OOi!? I Championship Off Road Racing is inviting all off road racers to a FREE seminar February 16th, 2002 at the Holiday Inn, Ontario (California) Airport, 3400 Shelby St., starting at 9:00 AM. In attendance to explain the CORR program and answer your questions will be: MARTY REID -CORR President JAMIE DEVNEY-CORR Marketing Director DOUG KINCAID -CORR Competition & Tech Director JIM CONNER·-CORR Contingency Director Plus! CORR Drivers CURT LEDUC (PR0-4) SCOTT DOUGLAS (PR0-4) CARL RENEZEDER (PR0-2) RICK HUSEMAN (PRO-LITE) Topics To Be Discussed TELEVISION -CORR has signed a new 5 year deal with Speedvision SPONSORSHIP -Opportunities for you and your sponsor COSTS -What wiff it cost to race the CORR Series PURSE -What can you expect to earn in wf nnings and contingency RACE SHOP ASSISTANCE -A list of teams in the midwest with s.pace and/ or race prep available SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS FREE SEMINAR AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! . . Call (317) 272·2827 to resE1Ve your ticket to the future of Off Road Racing! For room reservations and hotel •directions, please contact Vangie Esteban at (909) 466-9600. Make sure to tellthe:H_oHday Inn that you are attending the CORR I I I I I· _, Seminar! 1 I I I I ~-------~-----------------------------------------------------------J

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2001 Happeni_ngs .•. AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP,INC. -3650 South Pointe Circle, Suite 205 Laughlin, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/Fax: (702) 521-0597 . E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series Bill Markum - President (909) 860-1857 24 hr Hotline - (714) 562-7742 E Mail: January 13 2002 Romoland1/SCTA February 3, 2002 TBNPlonkers February 24, 2002 Reed Valley/ ATA March 17, 2002 TBNVOTE May 19, 2002 McCain Valley/SDTR ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jose d_el Caho Baja California de! Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia DUSTY AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Class 10 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 . Lakeside, CA 92040 l Alt Races Are Night Races '-All Races At Barona Raceway, f I.:akeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4344 Valley View Ave. Norco, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 347 5 Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121 (7.02) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 E-M11il: F;ebruary 8-10, 2002 Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles Laughlin, NV February 23-24, 2002 Adelanto Grand Prix Adelanto, CA April 12-14, 2002 Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, NV April 19-21, 2002 Nevada 200 Trail Ride Motorcycles only Invitation Only May 3-5, 2001 KTM Vegas 150 Motorcycles & Quads only June 19-23, 2002 Nevada 1000 August 9-11, 2002 Tonopah300 Tonopah, NV October ~. 2002 Baja Mex 300 World Championship Baja California, Mexico December 6-8, 2002 Las Vegas 200 ' BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES 341 W. 2575 Nortl1 Sunset, UT 84015 (801) 773-1651/(801) 773-9319 Fax May 3-4, 2002 Wendover Express Wendover, UT July 5-6, 2002 Jackpot 250 Jackpot, NV Dusty Times September 6-7, 2002 Ely 200 El ,NV BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 CAJOR Club Automovilista J uareru;~ de Championship Off-Road Racing 7210 Gateway East , El Paso, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 Ralph Garcia 011-52-16-17-45-42 Cesar Fuentes CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Sue Robinson - Director 845 Schoohouse Road Ramona, CA 92065 (760) 788-3809 E-Mail: Website <> John Dillon, SoPac Rally Steward May 3-4, 2002 Rim Of The World Pro & Club Rally Palmdale, CA August 24, 2002 Gorman Ridge Club Rally Frazier Park, CA September 28, 2002 Treeline Club Rally West Covina, CA November 1-2, 2002 Prescott Forest Pro & Club Rally Prescott, AZ December 13-15, 2002 Ramada Express International Rally Laughlin, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 Maywood, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW RACE DRUMS These trick KARTEK designed units consist of a stock drum precision machined and augmented with a billet plate and heat treamed chromoly splined center for maximum durabil-ity. Accept NO substitutes. January 2002 CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards . P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Count, Fair Grounds. Codiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN Calle 6ta Fracc Cd. de San Quintin San Quintin, BC, Mexico Heraclio Patino (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE· San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (011 52 61746834) Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE Bravo 120-B Zona Centro, Mexicali, BC, MX 011-52-553-4087 February 1-3, 2002 VW Autopartes 250 Laguna Salada Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico (it=' 934/5 RACE BOOT & FLANGE For years KARTEK has been aware of the problems associated with the industry . standarddouble boot flange design for 934/5 CV joints. Keeping these problems in mind KARTEK has designed a boot and flange to eliminate the boot failures that have plagued off-road racing in the past. KARTEK's new Design teams a large durable high polymer boot with a chro-moly flange to provide maximum perfor-mance with minimum weight and size. 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. Accept no substitutes. 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 m~c~ined to allow them to stand up to the rig-ors associated with off-road racing. Pages ___ _._,. ______ ..,___ --.... __________________ _:_ _____ ~----------------~

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0 IO NEWS -Heard over the transom that the Pro 120 schedule for 002 has been voted on and agreed to. Pro 10 will be running the SNORE/ Whiplash Parker 400, SCORE San Felipe 250, SCORE Baja 500, SCORE Primm 300 and the Best In The Desert 200. Also, the new rules state that drivers can drop one race, thus making it a four race series. With the current 13 members the payback will be: $4000 for first, $2450 for second and $1630 for third. For the championship: $11000 for first, $7000 second, $5600 third, $4200 fourth and $2800 for fifth. Pro 10 is still soliciting sponsorship and more sponsors will cause the paybacks to increase .. If you are not a Pro 10 member, it isn't too late to get in on the action. Contact Ben Schlimme at JUDY SMITH W,RITES -At the Baja 1000 a bunch of people got together to do something nice for the last place finishers at the race. A pot of money, donated by Steve Scaroni, Marc Stein, Tony Tellier, Bill Wimberly, Brian Salley, Bud Wimberly, Dean Burkett, Ellen Doherty, John Bartolotti, Mag 7, Mark Diebert, Sheryl Cannon, Steve Gonzalez, Todd Teuscher and Tim Wimberly was gathered together. When the official results were posted, Baja Challenge car driver, Matt Autterson and biker Kazumi Kuwayama were the recipients of the largess. It was a nice thought and it's good to know that so many folks were feeling supportive of those who struggled to get to the finish line at the last moment. Bur, we though you'd also like to know that Dusty Times has been awarding $100 to the official last place car/truck finisher at SCORE, SNORE, MOR and BITD races for years. We have always thought that the racer that keeps on trying , putting forth the extra effort to limp.a damaged vehicle and tired body to the finish line deserves as much recognition as those who get there early. It's been our way of saying "good job" to our racer friends. SCORE FINAL SEASON POINTS -The overall points winner was Rob MacCachren, he amassed 346 points as he won four of the five races in the series. Needless to say he also won the 1600 points and is well on the way to a record season, with championships won with many of the off road series. Dave Ashley and Dan S1nith took the Trophy Truck points win, Brian Collins was second and the Herbst brothers, Tim and Ed were third. Troy Herbst took the Class l points, Steve Sourapas was second and Jeff Quinn took third. MacCachren won 1600, Kash Vessels was second in points. Billy Bunch took Class 3, Clive Skilton took Class 31, George Seeley took the Class 5 honors and Alan Gregory was· the 5-1600 winner. Craig Turner took the Class 7 win, Cory Susag was the 7S winner and Jesse Jones took the Class 8 win. Cisco Bio took the Class 9 points, Danny Anderson was the big Class 10 winner, Ron Dalke won SCORE Lites, Eric Solorzano was the Class 11 winner, Stock Mini went to Dr. McRae Glass, Stock Full went to John Griffin and the Pro Truck win went to Scott Steinberger. Dusty Times salutes aU of 1ou. SNORE POINTS -TI1e 2001 season is over and the accolades in SNORE go to the top 10 in points. Overall winner was the te~ of Bruce Fraley and Rob MacCachren, Class 1600, 3863 pomts, second was Dwame Walters, Class 9, 3557, third was Jeremy Gubler, Class 10, 3482, fourth was Bryan Freeman, Class 1600, 3283, fifth was Jeremy Harmon, Class 9, 3252, sixth places went to Andy Kisner, Class 9, 3249, in seventh place was Day Gang, Class 1600, 3191, eighth place was Joe Sheble, Class 9, 3131, ninth · place was ]!:ff Carr, Class 1600, 3102 .and, last, but certainly not least, tenth place went to Tom Craig Class 10, with 3030 points. nYOTAAW ARDS - The 2001 Toyota True GritAwards and the Toyota Milestone Award~ were finalized after the SCORE Baja 1000 was completed. The True Grit award IS granted to classes ½-1600, 5, 10 and SCORE Lites, non-factory backed car who complete every required mile in the five race SCORE Desert Series. Toyota Milestone awards are given to SCORE competitors in all professional four wheel classes who complete every required mile in the series. "Toyota is proud to honor the best drivers off road racing has to offer," said Les Unger, National Motors ports Manager at Toyota Motor sales, U.SA. "For the last 16 years, we have had the privilege of presenting the Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet." This year, the $12,000 True Grit money was split equally between Rob MacCachren, George Seeley, Jr., Danny Anderson and Ron Dalke. Congratulations to you all. The racers honored with the Milestone award are: Dave Ashley/Dan Smith in Trophy Truck, Troy Herbst, Jeff Quinn/Steve Sourapas, Class 1, Allan Gregory, Class 5-1600, Michael James, Class 5, Cisco Bio, Class 9, Steve Myers, Class 10, Eric Solorzano, Class 11 and Scott Steinberger, ProTruck. Dusty Times congratulates ·all these winners as well as all wlw compete. ROBBY GORDON - Finally, it's official, Robby will be driving the Richard Childress #31 car for the 2002 season. It has certainly been an up and down season for Gordon bur now that there is a signed contract we certainly hope that the 2002 season will produce the results that Robbie is looking for. Congrats on 1our new ride and much success next 1ear in NASCAR Winston Cup. ROBBY GORDON ANEW -What a story! We no sooner find out that Robby has been signed by Childress for 2002 and then he goes out and wins the New Hampshire 300. It was a nudging war at the very end and it looks like Robby was the best nudger of the Gordons. All of us here at Dusty Times give a big thumb's up to Robby on his win and hope this is just a portent of things to come. Many congrats to you! OFF ROAD RACING AND TELEVISION - ESPN has limited their motorsports coverage to NHRA, lRL, Craftsman Trucks and USAC sprint cars. The Fox network has acquired SpeedVision and, effective January 1, 2002, their new channel, called Speed Channel will no longer cover off road racing. The new channel will cover NASCAR, CART, CORR and perhaps Formula l. Don Shoemakers handout in Baja bemoaned the fact chat very little off road Page 6 April 26-28, 2002 San Felipe 200 San Felipe, Baja California Mexico June 22-24, 2002 KC HiLites Night Race Laguna Salada Mexicali, Baja California Mexico August 9-11, 2002 ORW Gran Prix Tecate Tecate, Baja California Mexico October 4-6, 2002 Los 200 Millas de Botica Santa Maria Fiestas del Sol Mexicali, Baja California Mexico November 30 - December 2, 2002 Mangiamos 300 Mexicali To San Felipe Baja California Mexico 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. Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 Hector Cerecer 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES Championship OH Road Racing 192 N. State Road 267, Suite 267 Avon, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 May 25-26, 2002 Pro Series Edmeston, NY June 8-9, 2002 Pro & Sportsman Series Antigo, Wl June 22-23, 2002 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, Wl July 13-14, 2002 Pro & Sportsman Seties Bark River, Ml August 10-11, 2002 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, MI August 31-September 1, 2002 Pro &·Sportsman Series Crandon, Wl 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 4t Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY Darren Skilton Baja Automotive Adventures 455 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 208 Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/Fax: (562) 590-7925 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 0l l-526-176-6225 FRT Motorsports 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 Motorcycles, ATVs & Dez Superlites MX And OH Road Short Course (All at Imperial Valley Expo, Imperial, C;\) December 3, 2001 Round 7 Championship Series For Cars, Trucks, Buggies, ATVs, Dez SuperLites & Motorcycles December 31, 2001 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA 2002 Buggies & Trucks March 30, 2002 FRT200 Plaster City East May 18, 2002 Conquista Lake Superstition August 10-11, 2002 CODE/FRT Tecate, Baja California Mexico October 19, 2002 Superstition 250 Plaster City East December 31, 2002 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West Motorcycles, ATV's & Desert Superlites January 20, 2002 Barking Spider February 2, 2002 Kamakize Desert Gran Prix February 16, 2002 King Of TI1e Desert March 17, 2002 March Madness Team Race March 30, 2002 FRT 200 April 14, 2002 Tazmanik Hare "N Hound May 4, 2002 Timnder In TI1e Valley Imperial Valley Fairgrounds May 11, 2002 Conquista Gran Prix June 8, 2002 Thunder In TI1e Valley Imperial County Fairgrounds July 14, 2002 Desert Sprint July 27, 2002 C/M Nite Team Race August 10-11, 2002 Lazo de Amistad Gran Prix August 25, 2002 Sweethearts Kiss September 21, 2002 Thunder In The Valley Imperial Valley Fairgrounds September 29, 2002 Cheese Burger 100 October 19, 2002 Superstition 250 XIX November 2, 2002 Thunder In The Valley Imperial County Fairgrounds November 17, 2002 Notorious Dawg 3 Hour Team Race December 1, 2002 Rudolph's Revenge Desert Gran Prix December 8, 2002 Thunder In TI1e Valley Imperial County Fairgrounds December 31, 2002 Dunaway Dash GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 4 20 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA Great Planes Off Road Racing Association Jesse Urwin 1842 Boyd Street Ashland, NE 68003 (402) 944-2193 Terry Fitzgerald (401) 734-2676 5710 S. 56th Street Omaha, NE 68117 (All races are slwrt course, Stadium style. Classes: Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5, 7S and Quads. All races will be held at 1-80 SpeedwaJ, Greenwood, NE IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 St. Paul, MN 55108 Steve Beddor (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 Desert Sprint INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. P.O. Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 JEEPS PEED Racing For Street Legal Jeep Cherokees 1826 N. Windes Drive Orange, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 www.) e-mail: ) KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O .. Box 465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (250) 374-7175 days Randy (250) 579-9621 eves. Wes (250) 351-2819 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 L.I.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod (408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta (408) 247-4402 MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING . Luis Carlos Alvarezo Panamericana Av~ #5105 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX 0ll-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 627-6200 (Jeeps, Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Road Warriors and Quad ATV-Money Classes.) MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Mike Turner (217) 235-2473 P.O. Box 184 Mattoon, IL 61938 Lincoln Trail Motorsports Park Casey, IL (217) 932-2041 Off Road (800) 555-3167 Short Course Series Endurance Series MOJAVE DESERT RACING 1853 Parkway Drive S. El Monte, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 Fax E-Mail: February 1-2, 2002 Wild Wash 250 Barstow, CA April 12-13, 2002 Ridgecrest 300 Ridgecrest, CA June 21-22, 2002 Johnson Valley 400 Lucerne Valley, CA August 9-10, 2002 California 200 Lucerne Valley, CA September 27-28, 2002 Lucerne 300 Lucerne Valley, CA November 22-23, 2002 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. High Desert Championship P.O. Box 1231 Barstow, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 January 19, 2002 Barstow, CA March 23, 2002 Lucerne, CA May 18, 2002 Lucerne, CA July 20, 2002 Barstow, CA September 21, 2002 Barstow, CA December 7, 2002 Lucerne, CA MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barret January 2002 Dusty Times

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6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 7 30-9221 MOTOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES All events at Perris Raceway Bill Markham (909) 860-1857 . (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #l - Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSOCIATION Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions 1404 East 3rd Street Hastings, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NORTHERN OHIO OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. Gary Wulff (724) 283-2678 OFF ROAD EXPO 2001 (626) 599-8622 OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison Count;, Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONT ARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichbourne, Public Relations (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 Ummelman St. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OH 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 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING Sand Drags, Tuff Trucks, Desert Short Course Trucks, Buggies & Quads (609) 660-0402/(609) 660-0066 June 1-2, 2002 September 7-8, 2002 April 14, 2002 May 5, 2002 September 15, 2002 October 13, 2002 Southwick, MA PROTRUCK RACING SERIES 9409 Abraham Way Santee, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/Fax: (619) 449-6470 PURE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 Ricketts, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. king P.O. Box277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SAN DIEGO OFF ROAD EXPOSITION (888) 836 7918 SCCA ProRally series Sports Car Club of America 9033 E. Easter Place Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 967-9660 January 25-27, 2002 • Sno*Drift Atlanta/Gaylord, Michigan March 14-16, 2002 Cherokee Trails Chattanoga, TN April 6-7, 2002 Oregon Trail Portland, OR May 3-4, 2002 Rim Of The World Palmdale, CA June 1, 2002 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA Dusty Times June 28-29, 2002 Pikes Peak Hillclimb Colorado Springs, CO July 26-27, 2002 Maine Forest · Rumford, ME August 16-17, -2002 Ojibwe Forests Bemidji,MN September 7-8, 2002 Wild West Olympia,WA October 18-19, 2002 Lake Superior Houghton, Ml November 1-3, 2002 Prescott Forest Phoenix, AZ SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495N. 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Box 376 Adamsburg; PA (412) 527-6556 WIDPLASH MOTORSPORTS 16251 Nortl1 Cave Creek Road #4 Phoenix, AZ 85023-2976 (602) 971-3730 WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORID RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 Baja Office: 011-526-6225 zr. PROMOTIONS Rene Montano P.O. Box 2122 Calexico, CA 92231 Motorcycles & ATVs Onl) 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, Wl 54901 January 2002 racing will be seen on television in the nea~ future. Shoemaker Productions has been producing and airing off road racing action since 1997 but now, with Speedvision being purchased by Fox Broadcasting, the cost of airing these productions, even if air time is available, would be prohibitive. (DT has heard costs now would run $250,000 for an hour, if you could get the hour) so, effec.tively, Shoemaker has shot their last off road race. That's the bad news, the good news is that if you really want to be on television with y<;:,ur buggy or truck, the.only place to go is to Championship Off Road Racing (CORR). CORR runs a full schedule of short course events throughout the Midwest and their CEO, Marty Reid, has the only viable TV package with the new sports channel,."Speed Channel." More on this when facts become available. BRENDAN GAUGHAN WINS ANOTHER -We were elated with the news that Brendan Gaughan has ~on his second consecutive NASCAR Winston West championship. Brendan clinched the title at Irwindale Speedway an thus became the first driver in many a moon to win consecutive titles. Brendan also won the Most Popular Driver award and Bill McAnally, pres of Orleans Racing won the Owners Trophy and Shane Wilson took home the Crew Chief aw.ard. Man,_congrats to Brendan and his crew! . . B ITD LAS VEGAS 200 -Under clear skies, freezing cold morning, warming to acceptable later in the day, Casey Folks held his last race of the 2001 season. In the Car & Truck classes first overall and Class 1 winner, John Gaugh;rn, BJ Richardson and Tom Flores. Sam Berri, from way up north in California was second in Class 1. Second overall and Trick Truck winner was the team of Darnen and Casey Jefferies with Rob Herman and Lee Perfect assisting. Jason Baldwin and Case Gunderson were the second Trick Truck. The ProTruck winner was Steve Barlow ind Mike Dubreuil while Steve Scaroni and Carlo Caya took the second spot. Dave Westham was the Class 8 winner, helped out by Tony McCormack, Bill Goerke and Dave Karasik and Kyle Taylor and Gordon McKiel caking second in that class. Rick Taylor, Kevin Swaim and Joel Whitted took the Unlimited Mini Truck win while Gary Dircks, Mark Porter and Jerry French came in four minutes later. In Stock Full Size it was Chad Hall, Cort Stoskopf and Roy Davidson taking the win, Jeremy Spirkoff, Ken Reynolds, Bill Holmes and Erin Flaherty finishing two minutes too late. Class 10 was taken by the team of Clay Carr, Jeff Carr and Jeremy Harmon, Steve Strobel came in for the second place finish. The Modified Stock Mini went to Dick Long, Tom Javorik, Ted Quiroz and Tim Cecil. Joe and Charles Custer, Gene Haas and John Roth were second in that class. In Pure Stock SUV, Marc Stein, Mike McComas, Matt Heckerman and Chris Tartar took the win and Matt and David Scaroni with Pete Albano were second. The Pure Stock Mini win went to Dr. McRae Glass and Ken Kelly and the second spot went to Steve Kelly, Jeff Lammers, Charles Braden and Jim Ross. The Pure Stock Mini SUV win went to Anthony and Jeanette Napoleon, Mike Falkosky, Allen Seligson and Brian Wicke took second. Last, but certainly not least, Mike and Steve Harvey took the 1600 class win. Sadly, we have to report that Tim Staab · a Honda rider in the Open Pro division was badly injured during the race and we pray for a full recovery from his injuries. Bike winners were: OPEN P -Shane Esposito and Kellon Walch, 250 P -Danny Cooper and David Pearson, 0-30 P -Daryl Folks and Rick Bozarth, Ironman Expert -Chris Blais, 250 E - Erik Griffith and Tony Swedburg, 4STK P -Phil Zeiger and Taber Murphy, 0-40 P - Ross Williams al'1d Bill Maxim, 0-35 E -Ron Purvines, Dqn Tussing and Steve Pankas, OPEN E - Clay Gremel, Clay Connelley and Troy Thiel, 4STK E -Curtis Moon and Jamie Graham, 0-40 E-Brent Robinson, Steve Weidler and Randy Ble·vins, lronman Amateur -Dan Lorenze, 125 E -Justin Wray, Jon Martinez and Chris Garnett, 0-30 A - Paul and James Fleming, 0-30 E -Mark Goelz and Lenny Scheck, 0-35 A -Andy and Ernie Allsup, 4STK A -Todd Cuffaro and Danny Naylor, OPEN A - Lance and Kevin Fisher, 0-48 E - How.ard Larson and Jerry Allen, and in 0-40 A, Jim Rounds and Bob McIntosh. Quad winners were: QUAD P-: Doug Eichner and John Gregory, QUAD E -Dan Snow, Lynn and Josh Morast, QUAD A -Chet Mathews and Bria~ Degasser. MACCACHREN SETS A RECORD - As far as we know, no one has ever done it before. Rob MacCachren won the Pro-4 championship with CORR, the overall points championship with SCORE, the overall points championship with SNORE and won his class with Best In The Desert, all in the 2001 season, and this one will be in the record books for a long time. Rob had 23 wins out of 33 starts this season. He won 11 of 18 with CORR, 4 of 5 with SCORE, 5 of 6 with SNORE and 3 of 4 with Best In The Desert. Well done, and heart"y congratulations from the crew at Dusty Times. MRE ON TIM STAAB - Heard via the grapevine that Tim Staab, critically jured during the Las Vegas 200 has been in an induced coma since the race . d the MD's believe that Tim has passed the point where his cranial injuries are life threatening and are gingerly forecasting recovery, but are keeping their fingers crossed for total recovery. SCORE AWARDS - With a sellout crowd at .M ichael Gaughan's Orleans Hotel & Casino, SCORE gave out it's annual awards to the racers and .all the support teams and people. BFGoodrich took the Contingency Company and Pit Support Team awards. Frank DeAngelo accepted for BFG. All from Las Vegas, Rob MacCachren, Troy Herbst and Danny Anderson were recognized as not only as class champions, bur as the top three in overall points. MacCachren won four of five races to take the ½-1600 crown as well as the overall points. Troy Herbst took Class 1 honors-for the unprecedented fifth consecutive time and Danny Anderson took Class 10, his second time in three years. MacCachren, Anderson, George Seeley (Class 5) and Ron Dalke (SCORE Lite) split the $12,000 Toyota True Grit awards. Debbie Dickerhoof was named Person Of The Year, Jason Hunter was named Rookie Of The Year. Adam Wik took Engine Builder Of The Year for the fourth straig};it time and American Honda was named Motorcycle Manufacturer for the fifth consecutive time. Jimco took Original Buggy Chassis Builder, Carrera Photo took the Photography award, Mike Stapleton, Mechanic Of The Year and Dusty Times own Judy Smith took Journalist Of The Year for the fourth consecutive time. Hearty congratulatioru to all! Page7

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TECATE/SCORE BAJA lDDO Fortin And_ Townsley Take overall Photos: Jim Ober, Pl Springman, Ed Filijan, Alan Madden, John Rettie, Byrle Moore, Ken Drylie, Thomas Lieverscheidt of Trackside Photo Chad Hall and Roger Norman had fuel pump trouble with their Hummer but worked their way back to_ the front, to win the Stock Full truck class. brought them right down onto .with his Ford. And the Herbst the beach, and then they turned brothers, Tim and Ed, had a new north and headed for Santo six speed sequential transmission Tomas. It was all familiar stuff in their truck. Tim said this was a from there. A short run up the test, and that they'd put only 30 highway to the turnoff in to m.iles on it before arriving in En-Uruapan, through the hills to ·senada.ltwouldgivehimsixgears Tres Hermanos and then they instead of the three he'd had with picked up the outbound course the old tranny. And he said he and followed it through Ojos could "light up all four tires!" Negros and back into Ensenada Which he apparently did when to the finish. It was a total of 680 the green flag flew for him. miles, and some .of it was very At 221 miles into the race, the tough indeed. Everyone had a 30 Borrego pit over on the east side, hour time limit to complete the the lead Trophy Truck was Mark race. Post's Ford, with Jerry Whelchel Contingency was held in the driving. He had 10 minutes on Rob MacCachren and Bruce Fraley won the 1/2-1600 class in their Fraley, anq with it took the class season championship as well as the SCORE overall Points Championship for 2001. jam-packed field across the street Gordon (who originally owned way 3 to the road to Mike's Sky from Convention Center, and the the Post truck), who was 11 min-Ranch, where a left turn sent crowds were thick all day. A rough utes up on David Ashley in an-them up into the hills. This year count taken with a hand-held other Ford. Ashley had smacked the course went up to and past clicker, recorded almost 30,000 a boulder near the Summit, Mike's, over to Melings, and then in attendance. And it did seem as which was about 125 miles along pointed west. But at the last if, once there, none of them ever the way, and flattened a tire, and minute a rancher decided he left! was reportedly left with some vi-wanted no race cars on his road, The race started on Friday bration that worried him a bit. so SCORE had to·go in and bull-morning on the Boulevard in The Herbst truck was parked off doze a new road about nine and front of the Convention Center. to the side and downhiii a bit a half miles long, from a point The bikes and Quads took off at from the Summit, giving rise to roughly a mile and a half south about 6:30 a.m., and then the reports that they'd "rolled over of the first SanTelmo Road cross- cars and trucks followed, at 8:30. the Summit." No such thing. But ing. It went in a southwesterly di-There was an hour allowed be-they had blown a steering box, rection, and eventually caught up tween the last quad to leave and and Tim had pulled off so he'd with the course as it was in the the first Trophy Truck. be out of the way and leave room Doug Fortin and Charlie townsley paired up in Fortin's V 4 J imco Class 1 car to drive a flawless race and win the very tough Baja 1000 overall. This year's event was a loop race, but no less difficult because of that. The early stages of the race were the same old downtown start, a chase through the wash, and then out the northeastern corner of town and up into the hills and onto the Highway to Tecate. There are a couple of tight spots on the way that are condu-cive to traffic jams, and only the early classes escaped. Once through Ojos Negros, the course went across Highway 3 to Tres Hermanos, then through the brush to Cerro Colorado, where it crossed back over the Highway and skirted the pine forest for a while. All of this is old familiar stuff. But then SCORE threw in a twist. Some really old stuff. In-stead of turning back across the highway, this year they led the racers to N uevo Junction and then up and over the dreaded Summit. The entrance to this awful point is deceptive. There's a mellow ride past a rancho, criss-crossing a shallow river bed. But the rocks get bigger and bigger, and suddenly the trail goes side-hill and up into some very rocky hills. It gets rockier arid steeper with almost no dirt mixed in with the rocks. A final zigzag up the surface of the last peak leaves the driver shaky, and with luck, the car intact. It's a low gear climb for most, and an axle breaker for many. It was also, predictably, a traffic jam for much of the day. The driver who made it up, must take a deep breath and drop off the other side into a precipi-tous decline that leads down into the deep sand of a long wash. Past the old favorites of Cohabuzo and Tres Pozos, the racers then looped southward to Borrego and another crossing of Highway 3. A curve around Three-Poles brought them to the whoop-de-doos that parallel Highway 5, all the way to San Fe-lipe. This year the course went along the old road to Hustamote Wash, and at that point turned up the wash, to pick up the graded road at the base of the mountains. When they got there the racers turned -north again, up across Zoo Road, and then skirted the eastern edge of Diablo Dry lake, took the pole line whoops, and arrived at Matias Pass. This was a good point for driver changes for many teams. After Matias Pass they ran up the very winding section of High-500. Predictably, since this was a Mother Nature smiled on the for everyone else to get past. very narrow path dozed out of 1000, and the weather was mild, After Borrego there was a long the shrubs, there was not much though it warmed up in the inte-loop down past San Felipe and room for passing. And, because rior sections. There was some back up to the highway, then up it was a new road, it turned to patchy fog that caught a few driv-to Mike's and Meling's and back deep silt. There were three diffi- ers in bad spots, but for the most down through the mountains to cult hills, one of which Sal Fish, part, the weather gave no trouble. Valle Trinidad again. Time for SCORE's CEO, later described as The outlaws who built the nasty lots of things to go wrong. At "almost a wall". booby-traps in the wash for the Trinidad Ashley's co-driver was in Once the racers made it past Baja 500 were outfoxed some-the lead, with about 32 minutes this bottle neck, they gradually how, and no one had any prob-on Mark Post, who'd had to re-turned northwest, crossed the lem getting out of the city this place a transmission. Gordon was San Telmo Road again, and then time, beyond what may have been gone, victim of alternator prob-picked up the old road up to self induced, or caused by me-lems. The Herbsts were also gone. Mike's and ran on It up to the chanical failure. They'd r~paired their steering turn-off for Simpson's Ranch. As always, the Trophy Trucks box, and had got back up to From there they went down into were first off the line. Richard Matias but then in the next sec-Valle de Trinidad, then over to-Childress had given Robby Gor-tion the "new barrel in the new wards the coast, crossing Highway don the weekend off from the shifter" stuck, and unable to shift 1 at Llano Colorado. A quick run NASCAR Winston Cup series, so gears, they were done. Mike through the gentle coastline hills he was making an.other attempt Smith, their ace car builder, said ,_,,--,.--,....-----.....---..-,.,,,-....--~...,._.-...--..,,-...,m""'. "'r,...,r"'"---,---.-------,,, "Shifting was twice as fast, and lit~ having all those extra gears is a . . t Ir 71'!";.~l!-.....f....,~.....,. big advantage." He went on to say that basically they were happy with their "test" and predicted that once they got it working properly, everyone else would have to in-stall them. Jim and Josh Baldwin had their Ford in third here, about 11 min-utes behind Post, and just a minute behind them was the Brian Collins/Larry Ragland Chevy. They'd lost a lot of time when their lugs loosened up and their left rear wheel came off. None of the others were running by now. Nick and Larry Vanderwey had a race with no mechanical problems for once, and Danny Anderson and Ben Schlimme had a picture-perfect day in their Toyota In the next section, which went down along the beach and back Continued on page 10 they brought their Chevy to the finish line in first place. Jimco, stopping for no repairs, nor flats, and took the Class 10 win. Pages January 2002

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1'0 Ta All Tlla~ Have II/lade This Possible. Amigo, Mom, Eric Hooley, Clark West, Chuck Neil, Scott Prill, Noe Salang, Fred Vanderbuilt, Chris, Kim, Jim Tech, Sammy, Mr. U2 and everyone else who has helped us through the years. Gracias A Todas Oue Nos An Apollado El Coyote, El Indio y su famila, Efra, Jorge Martinez y familia, Pancho Martinez, Daniel, Pancho, Chiquis, Bebo, Memo, Lalo, Manuel, Claudio, Bebe, y mi primo querido, y a la gente que siempre no an ayudado. GASOLINE BFGoodricff' C NC •RACING ~ ' r-.•-··············•-•Jli r .. ,!1, ££AN,.ERA MISSION

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Eric and Jared Hardin led Class 7S for a while in their GMC Sonoma, Daniel and Raul Gutierrez ran in the top three of Class 5/1600 all day. Rod Hall and Roy Davidson teamed in a Hummer to take third in the but had trouble with the bad hills in the mountains, and then dropped might have been second except for a broken linkpin. Stock Full Class. Hall has competed in every Baja 1000 since '67. out after Trinidad. Dave Ashley and Dan Smith lost their power steering, but once fixed, the Ford had no more trouble, and took first place in the Trophy Truck division. up to Uruapan, Smith sheared a it was, so held his lead. He and bolt on his power steering and had Ashley were hoping for a win, but to limp into his pit. But they had determined to get a finish and the all the replacement parts he season points championship for needed,andittookonlyabouta Trophy Trucks. Post and half hour to get him going again. Whelchel were second through He had just about 45 minutes as Uruapan, with the Baldwins 10 Doug Fortin, Jr. and Charlie Townsley had smooth sailing in their V4 powered Jimco, on the way to their overall win and Class 1 victory . minutes behind them. In fourth in right behind them and bumped it was Collins and Ragland, an-them back. Collins and Ragland other nine minutes back. were second, only six seconds in Ashley and Smith went on to front of Post and Whelchel. In take the win, their third in a row. this class Ragland had recorded Post and Whelchel were next to the best time for the 100 miles finish, but the Collins truck came from Uruapan to the Fini~h, at 2:3 2, picking up just enough to move up a position. The Baldwins were fourth, and none of the oth-ers finished. There were 16 Class 1 cars, and plenty of talent and good cars. Lots of teams looked like winners. At Alamo it was the Toyota pow-ered Jimco of Dale and Darren Ebberts and Ernie Castro, Jr. in front by about two minutes after 104 miles. But they had a prob-lem with a lost A-arm nut that dropped them back and then their transmission became locked up and put them out roughly 290 miles along the way. All of them had made it past the Summit and the treacherous washes leading to and from Cobabuzo and Tres Pozos, to Borrego. At that point Doug For-tin, Jr. had the lead in his Jimco, but he had only 44 seconds on Mike Julson and Bob Lofton in another Jimco. Scott McMullin, in a V8 Chevy powered Porter, ran third, another 26 seconds ------------------------------------------------, _Page 10 An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, Caesars & Bally's .___.__~ ... __.__D ~ @~tr Flamingo & The Strip 1-888-227-2279 The Place Las Vegans Call Home™ West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-402-6278 January 2002 Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages West Tropicana & Arville 1-800-675-3267 Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages ~ ~rnrnrnmrn11 tli,~· Alta & Rampart 1-877-677-7111 Dusty Times

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The father and son team of Andrew and Don Hassard replaced a transmission, but still took the win in the Baja Challenge class. Ryan Herzog and Grayson Smith had a battery problem with their Mark Hutchins and Scott Sellers did some serious on course repair Ford late in the race, but still salvaged a fine second place in the work when a wheel came off their Jimco, and still took second in Protruck class. Class 1 o. Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera had to have help with the silt hills, but were good everywhere else, and took the Class 5-1600 win. later feeling that he'd been in dust Trinidad, Mile 474, Fortin had all the way. And in fourth it was the lead by a half hour. Soura-S teve Sourapas, 36 seconds be-pas and Richardson were second, hind him. Remember that this is and now McMillin and Arnold, after racing for 221 miles! Ron after changing transmission fluid, Brant, in Jeff Quinn's Porsche went out of ·the pits in third, poweredJimco, ran fifth, another about eight minutes later. three minutes back. Quinn's car ran fourth, Quinn Back in the pack, the Wilson having done the mountain sec-brothers; Jimco had gearbox tion, ind now Bob Gordon was problems at Mile 8 and lost an in to the finish. In fifth place it hour with a fix, so they were now was Mark McMillin's car. They'd running in heavy traffic, as was had a wire come off their "brain" Jeff Lothringer, who'd hung his and had a flat or two. None of Lothringer off a cliff, and the four lead cars had flattened· dangled there for about 45 min-any tires thus far. utes until Jesse Jones used his Class Fortin was back in his car and 8 horsepower to pull him off. having no problems as he built Troy Herbst was off the pace a up his lead. At Uruapan, he had bit too, after hitting a boulder in 38 minutes on Sourapas and Guadalupe Wash, which took out Richardson. Scott McMillin and a tire and front brake line. Now Gary Arnold were still third, two he had his Ford-powered Truggy minutes later, followed by Mark running with no right front McMillin and Brian Ewalt who brake. Mark McMillin was feeling ran this section. Gordon, whose a little testy because he'd been helmet pumper motor quitwork-part of a group "escorted" by a ing along the foggy beach, perhaps over zealous cop on the cropped back to fifth having highway, and held to a 15 mph trouble seeing. speed for about eight miles. Behind the lead pack others Right around four o'clock in were struggling. The Wilson the afternoon they headed up brothers got as far as Matias and into the mountains, arriving at then discovered a fatigued A-arm the newly bladed road as the day-and decided to call it a day. Rick light faded. Gary Arnold, in Scott Romans and Darnen Jefferies McMillin's car was first on the were also out somewhere after road. He was dismayed to come Matias. Troy Herbst's truggy had upon a rolled-over spectator's alternator problems up in the truck. There were no injuries, but mountains, but was moving fast the course was totally blocked. again. Larry Roeseler was driving Arnold's first impulse was to and he had the fast time from shove it off a cliff, but that wasn't Trinidad to Uruapan, a distance possible. His car was already a bit of 102 miles. He covered it in vulnerable, having lost second 1:49, faster than anyone else in gear already, but he gamely tied any class did all day (excluding on to the truck and towed it off bikes whose times weren't re-to th e side, clearing the course, corded by our timekeepers). Lob-and cooking his transmission sam Yee, whose brother Eli was fluid in the process. By the time co-driving now that his Class 10 he was back in his car and ready car was broken, had alternator to go a couple of cars had charged problems, and Chuck Hovey had up the mountain in front of him. a disaster. Hovey was somewhere Dave Richardson, in Sourapas' up in the mountains when a wheel car, said he "felt sorry" for Ar-and tire fell off his car. It went nold, but nevertheless, he went bounding off into nowhere, and on, along with Charlie Townsley the car went into a ditch. It took in Fortin' s car. a while, but Chuck found the lost Back down at Va 11 e de wheel, which now had egg-shaped Dusty Times -::------c,---,-------~-----------h oles. Then he cannibalized some Ford third, about four min-tributor gear and had to wait for nuts from his other three wheels utes behind him. Craig Stew-the crew to bring a spare and get so he could reattach the miscre-art ran fourth in Richard him moving again. In the mean-ant. But the threads on the studs Hoffman's Chevrolet, an-time, Steinberger's co-driver, were boogered, so it took him for-other 12 minutes back. Stein-Dane Cardone, and the others got ever to get the job done. (Ed. berger had already broken a to the silt hills. The Collins Tro-Note: This is why so many racers tire on a rock, which left him phy Truck was still there, and like two seaters when racing in stuck, and once going again somehow Cardone got help from Baja.) He lost two hours. Later he was back in slow traffic. them to get up to the top, and he said that, except for that, it As they went through Matias, theri he stayed long enough to was a good day. Scaroni was still leading, and he help the Ryan Herzog/Grayson Fortin motored serenely on. put Jeff Hoskins in to drive the Smith Ford Protruck make it up. He'd changed his rear tires at the rest of the race. Early on this sec-When Hoskins got up there, the Trinidad pit, just as a precaution, tion of the road he stripped a di•-Continued on page 13 but he still hadn't had any flats. --------------------------Nor did he. About five miles be-fore he got to the finish line his oil pressure indicator suddenly said "0", but he decided to ignore it and just keep pushing for the finish. And he made it. He and Townsley were the first overall four wheeled vehicle, as well as the Class 1 winners. Soura°pas, back in the car for the final section, thought he heard transmission gremlins in the final 50 miles or so, but nothing broke, and he and Richardson finished the day in second place, 40 minutes be-hind the first car. Just 10 minutes later it was Scott McMillin and Gary Arnold, like the first two fin-ishers, reporting no flat tires all day. And in fourth it was Quinn, Brant and Gordon. There was a lot of kidding about Quinn let-ting Gordon drive the final sec-tion where he'd gone off the road in the 500, but Gordon had no trouble this time, and the team finished 14 minutes in back of third. As they talked about the course their description of it were var-ied; but Fortin said it all, "very rough, silty, rocky, fast, slow, sandy, everything -it was great!" Herbst and Roeseler, who had six flats between them, finished sixth, and Roeseler called it "one of the toughest races ever -it was great". The Yee brothers finished seventh, coming in on a rear flat. And then came Hovey, who drove all the way. Jeff Lothringer, with kent Lothringer doing the middle part, and Will Akwari the end, also got to the finish. As Jeff had been hung up in the morning, Akwari was hung up in a tree on the way in, and it took a Protruck chase vehicle to get him freed up and moving again. 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CART racer Hiro Matsushita is getting this off -road stuff figured out. Brian Ickier and Darren Hardesty , both doing the 1000 for the first time, had early trouble and did a great come-from-behind job to finish fourth in 1/2-1600. Jesse Jones drove his Phoenix based Class B Chevrolet to second This time he led the Class 3i troops at the halfway point, but bearing place after a major problem on the east side of the course. ~p...,ro""b_le_m_s_s_to~p~p_e_d_h.,.,.im_. --=--,-,-------0-----=-----c--ir in is C evy, an Jesse Jones sai e ad a "new gear ratio" and Hernq uis t, who took over for was fourth, a bit over an hour it "made the motor come alive." Ellison, got up to Mile 375, above behind the lead truck. When they At Borrego, another 117 miles Mike's but not yet to the silt hills, all went through Borrego, Ar-along the road, Anderson still led, and a spindle broke in two. He nold was gone, and so were John with seven minutes on Mark was trapped up there for the bal-Faulkner in his Chevy and J. Hutchins in another Jimco. Steve ance of the night. Thanks to one Stwers. Myers, who' cl had trouble with a of those strokes of luck that hap-George Seeley was one of the few who drove the entire distance by himself, and he got the win in Class 5 by about five hours. traffic was still heavy, and he got arms. stuck like everyone else. They were Steinberger and Cardcme were doing a lot of getting in and ut of having a good race with Herzog their vehicles, and at some point, and Smith, as they headed for the Hoskins bumped his head hard finish, but then the Smith/Her-on a roll bar. Alan Pflueger, in a zog tr1uck lost its batteries about Chevy, was racing his first Baja 20 miles before Ojos Negros on 1000, and planning to do it all. the fibish stretch, and it took over He was also stuck up there a two hours for their crew to get in couple of times. to them and bring them new ones. When they finally caine back Steinberger and Cardone went down to Valle de Trinidad, the on to take the win, and Smith and Herzog/Smith truck was in the Herzog did finish second, but they lead, and Steinberger/Cardone were two hours and 23 minutes were about 12 minutes behind down. In third it was Pflueger, them. Pflueger, a real rookie, and one of the few solo drivers, an-driving only his third raf:e in a othe~ hour and a halfback. Sea-truck was now in third, but he roni and Hoskins and Watson got was over three hours down to their truck back in fourth place, Steinberger's truck. Hoskins was and the Hrdlicka, Burt, Calahan an hour and a half behind him, team was fifth. but his head was hurting and his The officials did something crew decided he'd given himself a strange with the official results, concussion, so they took him out breaking these guys down into two of the truck and installed Tommy classes (Protruck and SCORE Su-Watson in tp.e driver's seat. Tom's per truck) depending on which planned ride, the big diesel Ex- post-race tech they went through. cursion, had been slowed by prob-It was not an "official" Protruck lems and ran out of time, so he event and they were not compet-was available. Another 25 min-ing for Protruck points, but some utes or so back it was the team of elected to go to Protruck tech and Wally Hrdlicka, Todd Burt and some didn't. Thus there were two Jeff Calahan, in another Ford. sets of results on paper. Stewart and Hoffman were out, Class 8 went next. There were somewhere up in the mountains, six of them, but most had a hard and the team of Magness and day. At Alamo, Nick and Larry Vince Collins, which had already Vanderwey had the lead in their replaced a transmission, came to Chevy, and Lowell Arnold ran sec-a bad end when they drove into a ond about 16 minutes later in his ditch at speed and broke two A-Jeep. Rick Thomas was Mike Doherty, who'd broken rear caliper and had torn a c.v. pens only in of his Chevy's pitman arm at Mile 9, boot, was third three minutes Baja, there was a group ofMexi-was still movingwell, but because later. In fourth it was Jose cans from San Quintin right he'd lost enough time to get hung Canchola in a Lothringer, and there. They plied him with fresh up in traffic, he caught every traf-Chris Harrold had his Honda crab, ceviche and Tecate beer, and fie jam there was. When he got to powered J imco in fifth after los-kept him company for hours. His Mile 290, not yet up to Matias, ing about 20 minutes very early crew rescued him at 7:30 a.m. he broke a spring perch and was in the day. Schlimme was having no done for the day. Morley Williams didn't get to trouble in Anderson's car. It did Meanwhiie, the Vanderweys Borrego in his Meco, and Steve stall one time, and then wouldn't went on. In a couple of recent Strobel from Nebraska didn't get restart, but some friendly locals races they' cl done well and then that far either. Eli Yee had already pushed him back up a hill so he broken a centerlink, and lost a lost his computer, and was wait-could bump-start it. He never lot of time to the repair job. This ing to relieve his brother in the had to get out of the car. At time they had decided to carry a Class 1 car. Rick Ellison, in a Uruapan he had a two hour lead replacement centerlink assembly Chenowth Millennium, had lost over Scott Sellers, the co-driver with them, securely mounted in a front brake line after Alamo for Hutchins. Meyers and Erl the bed, so at least they'd be pre-and when he tried to go over the were only 22 minutes behind pared. But they weren't prepared Summit with three-wheel brakes them, and then Canchola was for the silt hills after Mike's. They he slid off and ended up parked fourth, almost another four sat in the waiting line for a couple near the Herbst Trophy Truck. A hours down. ofhours, and finally, when a Lo-Protruck pulled him out ofhi Anderson and Schlimme cos Mocos pit person told them fix. But when he went on he broke went on to take the win, fin-that if they wanted to let the air an A-arm. A conglomerate of pits ish i ng a very good-looki n' out of their tires, they'd be able worked on the car, welding seventh in the overall stand-to fill them up again at the Locos wrenches, and breaker bars and ings. Hutchins and Sellers Mocos pit just after the hills, they similar objects to the A-arm to were second, two hours later, decidedtogoforit.Theyletall holdittogether,sohecouldlimp followed in by Erl and four tires down until their pres-in to Borrego, which he did, Meyers, another 45 minutes sure gauge registered nothing. about four and a half hours be-back. Canchola was fourth Then they crept up the hills, and hind the leader. and the last Class 10 car to went to get the needed air from Anderson must have hit the silt make it. the Locos Mocos guys. They were hills at just the right time, because The SCORE Lites enjoyed in the lead at Valle Trinidad, and he made it through from Matias 12 entries, and all but Tom Jones ran second, although he to Valle Trinidad in· three hours Ridings got through Alamo. was nearly five hours down. Tho-and 48 minutes. Only the lead At that point the lead be-mas, who'd been running second, five Class 1 cars were that fast or longed to Jerry Penhall in his didn't get back to Trinidad, so a little quicker. At Trinidad he Penhall. But when they got that left only the Vanderweys and had a big lead, and when Ben to Borrego the lead was in the Jones still running. Schlimme took over the driving hands of Kory Halopoff in his The Vanderwey brothers had he knew he could run a "pre-run Comfort Chassis. He had no mechanical troubles at all this pace" and go easy on the car. Be-about eight minutes on Ron race, and ran on smoothly to take hind them Mark Hutchins had Dalke, in his Tatum, who was the win. Jones was very quick on time consuming trouble. He lost about 3 8 seconds in front of the section between Trinidad and the studs on his left rear wheel, Penhall who' cl broken a Uruapan, but then he lost about and it took him two hours to re-throttle cable. In fourth it anhourandahalfinthefinal placethemandgetgoingagain. was Matias Arjona in his section.Ittookhim28hoursand MeyersandGeorgeErl,whodrove Jimco, and then. Brian 41 minutes, but he got there, in the second half, had been stuck Coneen was fifth. Jerry and second place. infirstgearforawhile, but now Will Higman didn't make it All 11 of the Class 10 entries ran all right, and were third at to Borrego. Arturo Honold gotthroughAlamo, where Danny Trinidad. Canchola was fourth, had broken a tie rod, then Anderson had the lead in his about four hours down, and no tried to motor on down the ToyotapoweredJimco.Anderson one else got that far. Bill road, and hit a big pole, Ed McLean, Rudy tribe and Ralph Finisterre teamed in their Jimco to Eyal Yerushalmi and Yossi Barda, both paraplegics from Israel, take fourth in Class 9. McLean, at 75, was the oldest driver in the managed to get 120 miles into the course in their special built Tomcar Bobby Altamirano and Chris Jay ran part of the day with no reverse race. with a lawn mower motor. gear in their Jimco's transmission, but still finished third in 1/2-1600. Dusty Times January 2002 Page 13 I I I }

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Major breakage early in the day looked bad for Arturo Honold and Vic /n Class 5-1600, the team of Ernesto and Oscar Arambula had a Cisco and Pancho Bio and Sergio and Porfirio Gtitie"ez drove their Bruckmann, but they made up for the lost time, and took second in rear wheel bearing break, but still finished second. Tubular Designs chassis to a very close second place in Class 9. _S~C_O_R_E_L_i_te_. --~~------c-------c-----~-w h ic h broke a spindle. He Dizney in for the section that pit to say "Hi", helped Turner. Salazar was stuck for to go. Once the Protrucks lost an hour and a half with included the Summit, and Arjona, and had a lead of five about the same amount of and Trophy Trucks got out of repairs. Then he got over by Dizney had given his 16 year and a half hours at Trinidad, time, and he also broke a the way he made his try, and Cobabuzo, and discovered old daughter, Keri, her first because Kevin James had gone . spindle and had clutch failed. So then he backed he'd lost his starter when he ride in a race car. Coneen was off the side of a hill and lost '. trouble. down, as far back as possible stalled and the car wouldn't still fourth, and Bruckmann a bunch of time. From that Turner ran well through so he'd get the longest run, restart. He had to get his crew was still fifth, but closing up. point on it was no contest. the last 200 or so miles, to and tried again. He got higher to come in, pull him out and Halopoff and Letner made Seeley, who drove the whole take the win, finishing about up the hill, so from that replace the starter. But from it across the finish line first, way himself, motored on at a three and a half hours in point on he kept popping the that point on, things went but in tech they 'fessed up smart pace to take the win. front of Guerrero. Salazar was clutch and hloping for the fine. that they'd changed a motor James, James and Kalicki lost third, just 19 minutes later, best, moving uphill a few feet These folks all had. to at Trinidad, and thus earned a head stud, and' Kalicki ran and none of the others man-' each time. All told he waited spend some time waiting a DQ. Penhall and Kennedy his section on three cylinders, aged to finish. \ about a half hour, and th,en their turn at the silt hills. got the win, finishing an but the)' did get their second Class 1/2-1600 went off lost time with the actual Harley Letner, Halopoff's co-hour in front of Bruckmann place, about five hours be-the line next, the biggest class climb. But he didn't lose his driver, said he "made about and Honold, who came back hind Seeley. of this race, with 23 entries. lead. In fact, hr had an hour 10 tries" at the hill before from their early problems The Class 7 trucks went off Early on they lost Eric Fisher and 50 minutes on Rodriguez betting up it. Then he very nicely. In third it was the next, seven strong, and led and Juan Naranjo. Garth and his co-drivers, Jim Ander-stopped at that convenient Arjona, Conrad, Dizney through Alamo by Perry Mc-Hutchison got 30 miles un-son and Brian Jeffrey, at Valle Locos Mocos pit for some oil team, doing a great job with Neil in his Ford. But when der his belt and his car 'de Trinidad. Sanchez and to replace what had gone their Class 1/2-1600 motor they'd got to Borrego it was wouldn't run and Kash Ves-Davila had got into trouble missing out the hole in a (undersized for SCORE Lite) Craig Turner in front in an-sels was reported to have had before the silt hill, going over push rod tube. Penhall and its small carburetor. Ty other Ford. Scott James and a small engine fire that ended the side and into the bushes. waited about 20 minutes, Godde and Cain Smead, in a John Holmes were already his day. Everyone else got They lost about nine hours then made it up in one try. Moulton, moved up to out in their Ford, and so was through Alamo, where the on this section. Bob Letner was leading at Valle fourth. They'd lost a shock Chad McNeil. Perry McNeil lead belonged to Jorge Altamirano, driving his first Trinidad, and Arjona was sec-after Borrego and limped a ran about four hours behind Sanchez and Carlos Davila. Baja 1000, in a Jimco, was ond. He had a friend on the long way with no suspension, the lead car, and Ernesto But at Borrego the lead was now in third, 45 minutes hillside (sitting with his but ran well late in the day, Cervantes arid Tom Bradley, in the hands of Rob Mac-behind second place. And in Quad which had a broken to move up. In fifth it was in another Ford, were an-Cachren in his Fraley, who'd fourth it was Jake Maness, axie) and his friend had no-Ron Dalke who had lost other hour and a haif down. already had a fiat. He had Roger Bowers, G°tenn Caine, ticed the route that Rob about 10 hours up in the Moving along nicely, but eight minutes on Sanchez and and Thor Hansen out from MacCachren took earlier in mountains for some reason, we're not certain in what po-Davila, who were second, and Colorado in their J imco. Bill his 1600 car, so he told but still made it to the fin-sition, was Enrique Guerrero Lorenzo Rodriguez ran third Lawrence, Ramon Aguilar Arjona to go that way, which ish in time. in a Ford and Hector Salazar in his Lothringer after break-and Pancho Varo ran fifth, he wisely did, getting up with Class 5 started next with in another Ford. Both ing a throttle cable. In fourth nearly five hours behind the no trouble. His trouble came four entries, but Luis Alvarez Guerrero and Salazar were in it was Gus Vildosola, Jr., in lead car. at Mile 440, on the way out didn't make it even to Rent-a-Racer trucks built and aJimco, while Tim Moore ran Bruce Fraley replaced Mac-of the hills, when he rolled Alamo. George Seeley, with owned by Willie Valdez. fifth, eight minutes later in a Cachren for the fin::il section die car. Luckily, George See-the New Beetle body on his Valdez said the trucks both Lothringer. Everybody was of the race, and got himself ley happened along and bug, had the lead at Borrego, had "real small, stock mo-still running, but Duane stuck in the rocks on the uprighted him. Penhall was with about 20 minutes on the tors", but that both teams Parker, Tom Dunbar and beach. Other racers seeing third. Coneen had moved up team of Michael and Kevin· had done a lot of pre-run-Clay Cralle, in a Jimco, had him there thought it spelled to fourth at Valle de James and Mike Kalicki. ning. the steering rack come off disaster, but underestimated Trinidad, and Honold's co-They'd had a flat going up By the time the lead, their car. By the time it was Fraley's abilities. He got to driver, Vic Bruckmann, had the Summit and lost about Turner, reached Matias, both fixed they were running back Uruapan still in front, come up to fifth. His motor 20 minutes. In third, two the Perry McNeil truck and in slower traffic, and kept though with a bent stub axle. and transmission were work-and a half hours back, was the the Cervantes/Bradley truck getting caught up in traffic He didn't even bother to ing flawlessly, but the car was team of Josh Johnson, Bran-were gone. Now Guerrero ran jams and finally ran out of mention the rock incident to hard to drive because the don Piorek and Jake Batulis. second and Salazar, who time. MacCachren. Rodriguez, Jef-front end was "all bent." Unfortunately, they didn't broke a spindle, was third. It was full dark when these frey and Anderson had a flat From Trinidad to make it to Matias, leaving Turner and co-driver, Tim drivers got to the silt hills. and ran into some thick fog Uruapan, Bruckmann had only two cars to do battle. Cecil, had no trouble with MacCahcren was in front and on the beach, but held onto the quickest time, but Seeley led through Matias. the silt hills, but after they he said it was "unbelievable -their second place, just less Penhall's co-driver, Jon Ken-Then he had to wait in line left Valle de Trinidad they Steinberger was stuck at the than two hours back. In third nedy, had the lead by about on the hills. He said later, had some battery problems. top, a Meyers car was trying it was still Altamirano, who two minutes. It was Halopoff "the trick is to wait for the Guerrero, who'd been having to get up, Ragland was wait-had no reverse gear, which and Letner in second place, dust to settle so you can pick shock trouble all the way, did ing (in Collins' truck)". So always makes a driver careful. and Bruce Conrad, who took up the right track." He had spend three hours on the MacCachren parked his car Lawrence, Aguilar and Varo, over for Arjona, in third. no serious trouble in there, hill, and at Trinidad was a and got out and walked up-who'd had no power steering Actually, they'd had Jim slowed at the Locos Mocos little over two hours behind hill to scope out the best way Continuedonpage16 Richard Czer/au, from Canada, ran hard in pursuit of the leader, to Alan and Jason Gregory , Steve Kobayashi and Matt Peterson take second place less than an hour back in the Sportsman Truck Mark Floyd drove his Hummer to victory in the Sportsman Truck surmounted their problems to take fourth place and the season class in his Jeep. class, and stopped to give stuck racers a push now and then. ~po_i_n_ts_i_n_C_la_s_s_5_-_16_0_0_. ______________ _ Page 14 January 2002 Dusty Times

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Robby Gordon got the weekend off from NASCAR racing so he could run the 1000 in his Ford He led for a while, but alternator problems took him out. Enrique Guerrero had shock problems with his Ford Class 7 truck, Mark McMillin and Brian Ewalt teamed in their Ford powered Chenowth but still got back to the finish in second place. to take fifth place in the ve,y close Class 1 race. since Trinidad, moved up to fourth. and the Maness, Bow-ers, Caine, Hansen team lost an hour or so in that section, and dropped to fifth. Behind the lead pack a couple of de-termined drivers were flying. The Sanchez/Davila car, fi-nally. unstuck, tecorded the fast time for the class from Trinidad to Uruapan, at 2: 17:36 (of course, he was so late, it was daylight). And the team of Brian Ickler and Dar-ren Hardesty, in a Jimco, who started the day with broken steering at Mile 7, lost three hours and then ran in ugly traffic, fighting traffic jams, were finally clear and making time. Hardesty did that sec-tio·n in 2: 19:39, much of it in daylight for him also. Fraley had no problems with the last part of the trail, and came to the finish line in 18:46:03 to give Mac-Cachren his win. That also earned him SCORE's overall Points Championship, his second points-championship for this year (the other being in the Midwest, with CORR). Rodriguez, Jeffrey and Anderson finished sec-ond, almost exactly two hours later. In third it was Altamirano, who was plea$ed to get a good finish in his first attempt at a Baja 1000. HardesLy haJ a good time for the last section also, and moved himself and Ickler, neither of whom had raced a 1000 before, into fourth place. Maness, Bowers, Caine and Hansen, who said they'd had three flats and used lots of oil, finished fifth. Rick Boyer and Steve Roberts lost reverse gear in their Lothring-er early in the day. Then when Boyer got to the silt hill, he put his front spare on the rear of his car and the rear on the mount, and had his co-driver, Mark Thurman, get out and push. After he got to the top he had to wait about 20 minutes for the poor guy to walk up and get into the car. They finished seventh. In eighth it was Tim Moore and Ed Hullenger, who lost their front shocks. Sanchez and Davila charged hard in the final section, and managed to finish ~n 10th place. The Class 7S trucks took off next, with seven starters. Jared Hardin lead his Chev-rolet in the lead at Alamo, with Regie Dunlop and Kevin Jensen in second in a Ford. In third place it was Cory Susag in his Chevy. Mark Turner, who came from Colorado to race his Mazda, Page 16 didn't make it that far. some bolts. This time, on a Lopez, broke before arriving in.g, but were third, followed And only four of them much rougher course, what at Borrego. by the Gregory/Kobayashi/ made it to Borrego. Dunlop with the Summit, the deep At that point the lead be-Peterson team. Fernando and Jen.sen disappeared, as sand washes on the cast side, longed to Ernesto and Oscar Orozco, who'd lost four or did Daniel Fresh in his Jeep. the San Felipe whoop-de-Arambula, who were six min-five hours up in the silt hills, But Hardin hung on to the doos and nine miles of silt utes in front of Marcos Nunez . was now in fifth place, and lead, and now he had 50 min-hills, they lost some transmis-and Norberto Rivera who'd nobody else was running. The utes on Susag, who was hav-sions. But Andrew and Don been stuck several times. In Gasper team got as far as ing to repair his carburetor. Hassard and Greg Roarke had third it was the Gutierrez car, Santo Tomas, at 8 a.m., but Dan and Danny Street had the early lead, then Matt followed by Fernando didn't make Uruapan. their Ford in third place, an-Autterson, Mark McCarthy Orozco in fourth place. Ernie Nunez and Rivera ran other two hours back. and Rick Kyleberg mov_ed to Negrete, who had Carlos and steadily through the final sec-Up in the silt hills, Har-the front, leading by less than Gerardo Iribe as co-drivers, tion co take their win, finish-din got off the trail and two minutes at San Matias. had to change a transmission ing two hours and 24 min-firmly stuck. It took the ser-At that point Bruce before Borrego, and they were utes in front of second place. vices of a Bronco to get him Chernoff, John Wright and fifth. That was the Arambulas, who unstuck and moving again. At Wayne Deans ran second, and Some of these guys had a had almost two hours on the Valle Trinidad the lead had the Hassard/Roarke team had hard time on the silt hills. third place Gutierrez team. changed hands and now dropped to third. They were Nunez and Rivera said they The Gutierrezes wanted par-· Susag, and his co-driver, one of the teams that re-counted upwards of 35 cars ticularly to thank the Locos Doug Siewert, had three placed a transmission. parked in the area when they Mocos folks for helping so hours on Hardin. The Streets When they reached the got there. It tcrok them five many people get up the silt disappeared in that section, Valle Trinidad pit, beyond tries, and on the .final hill hills. Once the hill was clear and so did Cody Swanty in the silt hills, the Chernoff they had five people pushing their car was able to drive up his Jeep. team was gone, and so was the to get them over the top. and over with no trouble, Siewert was driving now, team of Kevin Doran and Negrete and the Iribes made they said. and he rolled his truck before Russ Pabek. The Hassard/ the hills, and got to the In fourth it was the reaching Santo Tomas, and he Roarke car was back in front, Buena Vista check, but never Gregorys and Kobayashi and also had _to change an alter-nearly two hour_s ahead of made it to Trinidad, because Peterson, another hour plus nator and a rear spring. At Autterson and friends. they lost their motor. behind, and then Orozco was Uruapan he was all by him-They carried on in good At Trinidad Rivera and fifth, and the final finisher. self, because the Hardin truck style to take the win, pleased Nunez led by about two and Sometimes the Class 9 drivers never got there. Susag and that they had no flat tires. It a half hours. The Arambulas are allotted a shorter distance, or Siewert, running in daylight was 10 a.m. Saturday when were second, with the Guti-alaplessthanallthefasterclasses, again by now, made good time they crossed the finish line errez team in third, and Alan but at the Baja Mil they were ex-to the finish line and took and they declared they'd had and Jason Gregory, Steve pected to go the whole distance the win, the only ones in a good time. Blake Sherrod, Kobayashi and Matt Peterson in the same amount of time as ev-their class to survive. Rusty Duff and Kevin Doyle, moved up to fourth. They'd eryone else. ltwas tough for some Last year, as a special thing an Alabama team, finished had early electrical problems of them. At Alamo Eric Fisher for the once-in-a-lifetime Baja second, over three hours and lost hours, but were run-had the lead in his Garibay, and 2000 the Wide Open Baja later. In third it was ning fine now. On the hill, hewasalreadyl5minutesupon tour cars were offered up as Autterson, McCarthy and Jason Gregory had to get out the Bio/Gutierrez team. Thatwas race cars with a class of their Kyleberg. They were the last and push. Then, when the car Pancho and Cisco Bio and Ser-own, and attracted a good finishers. Bue chat's a 50% got moving on its own, he gio and Porfirio Gutierrez, in the sized group. It was a rental finish rate, which is pretty was dragged up the hill. He Tubular Designs chassis. In third deal, with the tour company good for a Baja Mil. didn't think that was the place it was Daniel Mora in his providing pit and chase ser-Class 5-1600 was a good most fun he'd ever had. Dave Chenowth. Tony Modica was out vices, as well as conducting sized group with 15 starters, and Bill Gasper, who hadn't when he lost first and second gear the pre-runs. They had so but the day didn't go well for raced in this class for a year early in the morning. much fun that they came back a lot of them. ·Jeff Holmes, or so, were now fifth, after At Borrego, after 221 miles, for this year. Many of the Arnulfo Valenzuela, Oscar losing .a couple of hours in Fisher and his co-drivers, Hector same people were at the wheel Galindo and Guillermo the early part of the day. Sarabia and Isaac Chapluk, still of the cars, which are Porsche ·colina all failed to get to the At Uruapan Rivera and had the lead, with about 17 min-powered. It's a "spec" class es-Alamo area before closing._At Nunez still led by about two utes on the Bios and Gutierrezes. sentially. that point Daniel and Raul hours and 45 minutes, but Now Ivan and Tony Gomez ran This time they learned Gutierrez had the lead. An-it was the Gutierrez team up third in their Raceco. Mora some new things about their other two teams, including in second now. The Aram-didn't get to Borrego on time, and cars. Last year they all broke Ruben Garcia and Daniel bula broke a rear wheel bear-Continuedonpage18 Clive and Gavin Skilton and Barrie Thompson teamed up in a Jeep Cherokee to win Class 3i, finishing just a bit over 24 hours after they started. January 2002 Scott Steinberger and Dane Cardone were one of the trucks stuck in the silt hills, but still stayed ahead of their competition to win the Protruck class in their Ford. Dusty Times

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Marq Prince and Ben Shepard tossed candy canes out of their old Jerry Penhall and Jon Kennedy teamed in their Penhall to take the Raceco as they made their way along the course, and took the SCORE Lite win in spite of a broken A -arm. Sportsman buggy win while they were at'it. Jeff Quinn, Ron Brant and Bob Gordon brought Quinn's Porsche powered Jimco back to the finish in fourth place in Class 1. Arturo Velazco dropped out also. Chapluk held their lead, now 26 The Bios and Gutierrezes ac-Ed•McLean,at72 years old, the minutes on the Bios and tuallycrossedthefinishlinefirst, oldest driver entered, had got into Gutierrezes. The Gomez family but Fisher et al were right on their a traffic jam, tried to finagle a way ran third, about three and a half bumper, and they got the win by around the outside of it and hours later, and followed by a meager 45 seconds. The Gomez rolled his car when he ran up on McLean and his co-drivers, Ralph team finished four hours later, in a boulder. It didn't do any dam-Finisterra, Charlie Bignell and third place, and McLean and his age to him or the Jimco, except Rudy lribe. lribe was the one who crew were fourth after 27 hours that it tore off his antenna. He drove from San Matias over the and 39 minutes. was in and out of traffic jams for mountains and down to Llano The stock-full-sized trucks had a while, but then this class always Colorado on the Pacific side. a virtual crowd of entries this has that problem at Baja. Scott That was remarkable because he'd time, with eight starters, includ-Hewitt, while not the• oldest already completed a stint on a ing four Hummers and an Excur-driver, probably had the oldest Class 30 bike before he got in the sion. But the Excursion, with car in the race, a Hi Jumper still car. (Whew!) Steve Scaroni driving, was in wearing some of its original stick-At Uruapan, Fisher and his trouble early. A rock had darn-ers, and he ran fourth at Borrego. team still led, but thc,:ir lead had aged a brake line, and they had Past Matias there were still five been whi_ttled down to 12 min-to make repairs before they of them running, in the same or- utes. The Bios and Gutierrez team cleared the Tecate Highway. The der, but Hewitt never came back had installed a new battery at time taken for repairs put them down out of the mountains. The Trinidad. Maybe it galvanized back in traffic, so they hit the traf-Fisher/Sarabia/Chapluk team "Coyote", because he was 14 min-fie jams. They got through the and the Bio/Gutierrez team, all utes quicker than Chapluk on the first one by waiting and then driv-being locals and very savvy racers, beach route. The Gomez team ing up and over the hill, but at had both planted "help" up in ran third still and McLean and the second jam up they had to the silt hills. 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Lorenzo Rodriguez, Brian Jeffrey and Jim Anderson had a broken throttle cable among other things, but still took second place in 112-1600. Matt Scaroni, Jeff Hoskins and Tommy Watson had a day fraught with Billy Bunch and John Kearney had to switch "brains" but then had a complications, but still took fourth in the Protruck race with their Ford. flawless day in their Jeep to take the Class 3 win. Excursion. It was probably just as well, because they needed the planned co-driver, Tommy Wat-son, to get into the Protruck in place of Hoskins. Meanwhile, the other stock-full trucks had less eventful mornings. Chad Hall had his Hummer pickup at the lead at Alamo, with Mark Stein knocking at his rear bumper in the Ford. They were separated by only 43 seconds. Al Hogan was in third place about 12 minutes back, in a Ford, and in fourth it was John Griffin, in the big white Hummer, another eight min-utes back. Rod Hall was fifth in his Hummer SUV, and Terry Henn's Hummer was down for three hours with some problem. Rod Hall had come up on one of the early traffic jams, and in order to clear a path, had to push three or four of the buggies over the hill, making himself a hero for those few anyway. Stein took over the lead by the time they reached Borrego but Hall was only four min-utes back. Hogan, who'd been caught in a traffic jam at the Summit, was third, another 10 minutes back and Griffin was fourth, with Rod Hall in fifth in the SUV. His Griffin was fourth. Hogan, had 23 minutes, and then the been without brakes going Hummer, which runs in the who was driving all the way Ford doesn't show up on the down the Summit and all the SUV class in the BITD races, himself, had blown a corner, timing sheets again. It's rare way into Borrego. He was 40 has less front travel than the torn off a tire and got stuck for Glass to dnf -he must minutes back at this point. others, so is a bit handi-in a ditch for about an hour have had a major problem. Hanawa ran about two hours capped. and a half. Land and Winovitch went down, but actually had the After Borrego C. Hall had a About 20 miles before the on to conquer the Summit, quickest time for that sec-fuel pump seize up and it took a finish Norman came. up on and Cohabuzo, and got as far tion. while to diagnose the problem. the Stein truck as they re-as Borrego, but then they At Matias Matsushita still had Once going again, on the backup placed a steering box. He don't show up on the timing the lead, but Skilton had been fuel pump, he'd dropped to third. went on past to the finish, sheets any more either. Both fastest, and closed up a bit to Hogan had taken over the lead bloodshot eyes rimmed with teams must have packed up within 22 minutes of him. coming into Matias, and Stein mud and half-shut down, to and gone home, because we Hanawa lost some time and was was second. take the victory. Stein and never saw them to find out now over three hours down. He'd Thesilthillswerestill to come. McComas finished second, what had happened. broken some A-arms, and had For Hogan, it was not to be easy. reporting a scary near head-In Class 3i, which is "3 In-needed welding. He made a try at it and backed on with a local vehicle. In ternational", there were four Going up and over the silt hills off the edge of the road. Stein third it was the old man, Rod entries, and it should have was no problem for.Skilton and managed the best time through Hall, who has competed in been a great race. But Darren his team, except that they had to thissectionandputhimselfinto every Baja 1000 since 1967, Skilton, in one of the Jeeps, wait in line for their "turn". the lead, wit 45 minutes .on Chad and is the only car or truck got only as far as the Alamo Matsushita, after doing so well to who'd had a flat up there. Hogan driver to do so. Griffin was pits and then disappeared. So this point, lost a rear bearing was still third, and then came fourth, and Hogan got him-that left only three to play. three miles out of Mike's Sky RodneyHallandGriffin,within self unstuck to finish fifth At Alamo, Darren's dad, Ranchandwentnofurther.Skil-four minutes of one another. after 28 ·hours and 33 min-Clive, had been in the lead, ton now had the lead, and was Roger Norman got into utes. with nearly 20 minutes on four hours ahead ofHanawa at Chad's Hummer to take it to In the Stock Mini class Hiro Matsushita, the ex-Trinidad.Actually, Hanawawas the finish, and he found that there were only two entries, CART racer, in a Mitsubishi. overtime, thanks to repeated his helmet pumper motor and Robert Land and Jim Behind them, by about three welding on his A-arms, but was wasn't working, so he drove Winovitch had their Isuzu ·hours, was Ikua Hanawa, in apparently unaware, or chose to with his shieid up. At Vehicross in front of Macrae another Mitsubishi, and he'd keepgoingandtalkaboutitlater. Uruapan, Stein, and his co-Glass' Ford by about 13 min-broken an oil filter adapter Skilton and his co-drivers driver, Mike McComas had a utes when they went through near Ojos, and his crew had Barrie Thompson and Gavin Skil-lead ofa half hour. Rodney, Ojos on the way out. By the todrivebacktoEnsenadafor ton,hadonlytwoflattiresallday, and co-driver Roy Davidson, time they reached the road parts. and motored steadily on, to take had moved up to third, and crossing at K77, the Isuzu At Borrego, Matsushita the victory in 24 hours and 10 had the lead, as Skilton had Continued on page 21 tlWUE'f~1rnu:rn111i:t1J1M~i ' , · _. - . ,,-_- ... . . 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.. minutes. Hanawa disappeared af-ter Valle Trinidad, giving up after the many-times welded A-arms work hardened. Class 3 had four entries also, but two of them disappeared quickly. Phillip Moulton, in a very stock looking Bronco with lock-ing gas caps, was out before he got through Guadalupe Wash, and Alfonso Hernandez, in an-other Bronco, failed to get to the Kilometer 77 crossing. Of the two left, the Jeep of Billy Bunch and John Kearney had to stop and change the "brain" at Ojos Negros on th e way ou t, but then it ran flawlessly the rest of the day. They had a lead of 4 2 minutes at Alamo, and it was Ed Griffin, in a Bronco, running sec-ond. At Borrego Bunch and Kear-ney had increased their lead to almost an hour, and when they went through Matias Pass, they had nearly two hours. Kearney and Bunch switched the driving chores four times, ensuring a rested piloto for each section. Griffin got up into the moun-tain s and never got back to Trin idad. From that point on Bunch and Kearney were by them-selves, and they took the victory with a time of 27 hours ad seven minutes. C lass 11 had only one entry, an odd situation in the heart of Class 11 country. Eric Solorzano and Ramon Pereyra could still look forward to a long hard day, because just completing an entire Baja 1000 is very questionable for a stock VW sedan. And Eric had trouble early. Somewhere be-tween Mile 60 and Mile 80 he came to a place where the course disappeared. He had to go off a sharp embankment, and when he did he landed hard on one wheel. Five or six miles later the drum on that wheel spun its splines. Then Eric had to wait for his crew to bring him a new drum, so repairs could be made. He was very late. Still, he and Pereyra managed to get all th e way over the Summit, through Borrego, past San Felipe and Huatamote and back up to the check at the powerline near Matias Wash. But he was out of time from then on. They went on and finished any-way, just because they couldn't stand not too, but it goes into the records as a dnf. At the awards Eric said, "I am very sad." There ·were six Sportsman Bug-gies, several of which were actu-ally Baja Bugs. Marq Prince started out in th e Candy Cane Raceco, and he h ad the lead through Alamo, with Vince Wavra's Baja Bug about eight minutes behind him at that point. In third it was George Becker from Pennsylvania and Jack Glazen_er from Oklahoma, an-other six minutes back. Looked as if it should be a good race. But the field had thinned con-siderably by Borrego. Prince was still in the lead, with Wavra in sec-ond place, and Becker and Glazener third, but the George Jackson/Dan Swann car was gone, and so was the team of Gordon Prevel and Dedra Mo-rales. Victor Gonzalez had a long trip from Alamo to the Summit and then got as far as Huatamote Wash, and didn't show up at the next check. Prince and Shepard led going up into the mountains, and were th e only team to come back down. From Trinidad on they had it all to themselves. Their biggest problem was a non-functioning helmet pumper motor, which caused Shepard to drive 200 miles with his shield up. His eyes were shot, but he made it in. Once again they met their goal, which is to distribute candy canes around the total length of the Baja 1000 course. In the Sportsman trucks Mark Floyd endeared himself to some because he used his Hummer to push less capable vehicles over the obstacles that had them stopped. H e h ad his Hummer in the lead all the way, but Richard Czerlau, who came down from Canada to. race his Jeep, kept him honest all the way. They had one of the bet-ter races of the day. Xavier Reyes had his Suzuki out also, but he got only as far as the Kilometer 77 crossing, and then disap-peared. At Borrego Floyd was only 35 minutes in front, and when they got to Matias Czerlau had narrowed it to 24 minutes. But up in the mountains the Hummer must have been more at· home, because he picked up time again, and led by an hour and a half when they got back to Valle de Trinidad. Down through the shrubs and along the beach the Ca-nadian was faster, closing up the gap a bit, but still in sec-ond. And as they ran the fi-nal section into the finish line, once again, Czerlau picked up a few moments but .. Floyd took the win in a time of 26 hours 54 minutes. Czerlau finished just under an hour later. Too bad he didn't have another 500 miles or so. A special class, calle d Sportsman International, was c reated for a g r oup of p araplegics from Israel who were determined to have a go at the Baja 1000. 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43RD WRC RALLYE SANREMO French <Peugeot> Triumph In Italy By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden First Super 1600 honors, 16th overall was the Fiat Punta of Andrea Dallavilla and Giovanni Bemacchini. cerned, this was restricted, for the second year running, to the hills behind Sanremo and once again all the servicing took place at the same location, but this time it was at Imperia, not in Sanremo itself. Every stage was used in both di-rections, with strict control over the movement of spectators. The event was held earlier in the year than for 20 years so the weather was expected to be more stable but the treachery of the moun-tain roads remained. Gilles and Herve Panizzi took the overall win in Sanremo in their good looking Peugeot 206 WRC, a great win for the car and the crew. Ford's three main M-Sport drivers had new spec Cosworth engines for the first time. This was an event that the official Ford team had never won and the first time Ford had officially entered a fully identical four car team on a World rally since the Safari in 1977. This was the debut event for Mitsubishi's new Lancer World Rally Car, 30 years after Lancers were first used in competition. Subaru's Richard Bums said they were encouraged by the recently enhanced reliability of their cars and by Pirelli tire testing for San-remo, but nobody really knew if Pirelli would be as competitive as their rival, Michelin had recently been, on asphalt. team again, their # 1 driver Armin Schwarz with a new central dif-fereritial system. Bruno Thiry's co-driver Stephane Prevot was back in action again after his pain-ful Safari Rally crash. This was Hyundai's first real chance to pre-pare an asphalt version of the Accent 2 and Piero Liatti replaced Kenneth Eriksson for this and the Corsica event in two weeks time. Citroen's three entries would be using the steering wheel mounted gear change system and this was the first time Super 1600 leader Loeb had rallied a Citroen World Rally Car. In Super 1600, Loeb's promo-tion meant only one Citroen Saxo was present. This was the first event on which Citroens had to be fitted with 60mm aperture single throttle induction system, like their rivals, instead of the in-dividual 34mm restrictors. In Group N, Trelles made a planned return to the series and in Teams Cut Frederic Dor did not turn up for the second rally running in the series while Hamad Al Wa-haibi was a "Start Line Special" entry, then withdrew after the cer-emonial start, this in order to es-cape the penalty for missing a qualifying event. Seventy-three crews made the start, of the 75 whose entries were accepted. Peugeot scored their second tarmac rally win of the 2001 World Rally Championship when French driver Gilles Panizzi won his second successive Sanremo rally, but this time it was with a challenge from their compatriots, Citroen. The battles for the vari-ous series are intensifying with every rally. Despite suffering badly on the smooth asphalt surfaces of Sanremo, Ford pulled further ahead in the Manufacturers series and, with three events still to go, the reigning champions Peugeot pulled up to fourth at the ex-pense of Subaru. However, this event had little effect on the Driv-ers title chase. Colin McRae still ties with Tommi Makinen at the head of the series as the top three drivers failed to score points. Sainz's fourth place puts him ahead of Richard Burns. In Group N, Gustavo Trelles tried Page 22 to block the title hopes of Gabri-el Pozzo until the Uruguayan went off the road on the penultimate stage. This gave the 22 year old Argentine his country's first mo-tors ports title since the World Formula I championship went to Juan Manuel Fangio over 40 years ago. The star of the evening how-ever was the Citroen driver Sebastian Loeb who lay second for almost half the event. Loeb currently leads the Super 1600 series but the FIA permitted him to move in mid season into the overall category. Taking the Su-per 1600 win in his absence was Andrea Dallevilla (Fiat) and in the Teams Cup series, Henrik . Lundgaard will go to Australia with a strong possibility of taking the title. Sanremo was the third of four all asphalt rounds of the 2001 WRC and one of only two rallies this season to qualify for all the championships, including both Super 1600 and Teams Cup, as well as the main championships for Drivers and Makes, and the Group N series. It was only the third time (Catalunya, Acropolis and now here) t_hat all seven reg-istered teams had competed on the same event, both Ford and Subaru each entering four car teams. New this year was a very strict limit on entries, both in numbers and ·also by cost of en-try which severely reduced the chances of private drivers taking part. The maximum number of entries was increased from 65 to 7 5, thereby increasing from five to 15 the available entries for private drivers, and avoiding the need for the planned entry draw. Privateers had to pay $8,000 plus tax for the entry fee. So far as the route was con-At last, Peugeot drivers all had the stronger five speed gearbox, even though Auriol preferred the six speed unit. Swedish Rally win-ner Harri Rovanpera would drive a Peugeot for HF Grifone on this event, as part of an official as-phalt training opportunity. Skoda had an official three car Leg 1 -Eight stages, asphalt, 138kms -Emotions were con-fused. 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I I I I I The Citroen Xsara WRC of Sebastian Loeb and Daniel Elena was Henrik Lundgaard and Jens-Christian Anker corner hard in their The Ford Puma of Francois Duval and Jean-Marc Fortin too second second across the finish line in Sanremo. Toyota Corolla on their way to the Teams Cup win, 15th overall. in Super 1600, four minutes off the winning pace. said he was "disappointed" after Shakedown was held the day be-There was drama on the With the Subaru far down the Schwarz came to a permanent testing, but, of course, expecta-fore with Sainz and Solberg mak-stage. First, Burn~ in a typical hill and out of sight, the marshals stop when his alternator failed. tions are always high. Burns said ing surprisingly good times. There Sanremo retirement slid off the panicked and slowed down the Both Mitsubishis were in trouble nothing about his future plans, was a ceremonial start in San-road after four kms on the first passing cars. Then Liatti retired · with differential problems. Maki-"My job now is just to drive the remo on Thursday, the official stage into the trees and bushes when he slid off the road two kms nen headed for the service park, car, concentrate only on that." start at 0600 Friday morning. below the surface of the road. before the finish of the stage and snapping at reporters who were Page 24 January 2002 inquiring about his problem, which turned out to be faulty re-lays. Others were in trouble as well. Colin Mc Rae's engine was not pulling well out of slow cor-ners, discovered to be an electri-cal problem. Bugalski spun and damaged both front and rear of his Citroen, luckily avoiding dam-age to the rear suspension. Au-riol had a flat near the end of Stage 2. After the break in the middle of the planned Teglia stage drivers faced some remarkably slippery conditions. Teams Cup driver Yiannis Papadimitriou ex-plained, "it is like this in Greece. In certain conditions the trees exude humidity and it is like oil when it falls on the road. It makes the road like ice." He was one of many drivers to hit the wall on the exit of a tricky turn. Thiry was having differential problems in the second koda. G illes Panizzi led after the first stage, Jesus Puras after the next two, Panizzi after Stage 4 so it was a real Citroen Peugeot battle. Not used to these conditions, Gran-holm was lying third. Sainz had st:HtP.CT thir<l but gradually slipped back to seventh. Auriol was still complaining about his gearbox design. McRae's day was going badly and his engine stalled twice at the start of Stage 6. Both Makinen and Loix finally had working central differentials but Makinen 's rear diff failed and Loix's engine was losing power. Fog started to descent on the hills to make matters worse. Granholm' s steering wheel gear-shift failed so he was using the regular manual system for down changes, clutch-less, which caused the rear wheels to lock while brak-ing. This dropped him from at impressive third place to sixth. The Subaru's of Martin and Arai both had handling problems and Delecour was holding eighth place with an exhaust leak inside the car. After Stage 5 Panizzi led by 4.2 seconds but then Puras pulled in to the lead after the last two stages of the day. Bugalski went to third · after Granholm fell back. Alister McRae went off the road and damaged his rear sus-pension, making the car almost undriveable. Among the national team drivers, Travaglia had a mousse fail, Andreucci had two mousses fail and the driver's door kept opening on left hand turns, driving on a flat very carefully cost him two minutes in lateness pen-alties. Swedish driver Daniel Carlsson had joy stick failure Dusty Times

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Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya thread their way towards the finish at Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets drove the great looking Mitsubishi Peter Solberg andPhilip Mills raced across the asphalt to 9th overall Sanremo, taking fourth overall in the Ford Focus RS. -=L=an:.:..c:.:e:.:..r.;:.E:..:v..:.o....:to.:.....:,1~2~th=o~v.:::e~ra~II=. ==============--=a=t=S=a=n=re=m=o=·====================; and Achim Marti retired failed, brqke a cable running when all four wheels locked to the fuel pumps and it was up. In Teams Cup, things went wrong immediately for Bakhashap, his steering and hydraulics were acting up, the car was stuck."in third gear and then there were severe steering problems after he hit a rock. Lundgaard got off to a good start, Hagstrom, on his first ever all asphalt event had gear shift problems on the first stage. Nigel Heath re-tired on their final -stage of the day when his suspension broke and Natalie Barratt's hit on a wall cost her road penalties and broke her power steering which she had to live with for the next few stages. Lundgaard broke a wheel rim but he lost almost no time with it . . In Group N Alex Fiorio led from the start, despite being seeded so far behind the front runners and after the Super 1600 entries. Pozzo • and Biomqvist both had brak-ing problems. Trelles was ly-ing second in front of Stagni, then Ligato and Pozzo was fifth. In Super 1600, Dallavilla led from the start. Stenshorne damaged his rear suspension against "the wall" and had to change the sus-pension beam. Valimaki had gearbox failure, Magaud had a flat which damaged his steering and caused him to leave the road for a while. Basso had a broken gearbox · mount and Fontana had elec-trical trouble, which caused him to leave service seven minutes late. McShea spun and damaged the rear of his Citroen and Macaluso went off the road for a while. Leg 2 -Eight stages, as-phalt, 142kms. Only 10 cars retired during the first day and surprisingly, after the experience in Finland, the Super 1600s had been some of the most reliable. The weather was clear as they headed for the mountains, for the same stages as were used the first day, but this time to be run in the oppo-site direction. The Passo de Teglia stages brought a series of shocks. On the first stage Subaru lost another car, this time Arai, he damaged the front suspension and was gone. On the second stage Citroen lost two of the World Rally Cars, Puras clipped a rock, the leader was out of the contest. Then Bu-galski lost half a minute on the stage and on the follow-ing stage the car stopped when the rear suspension Dusty Times all over. All this left Panizzi in the lead by half a minute in front of Peugeot teammate Auriol, but Sebastian Loeb was catching up fast in his Citroen and he settled into second place on the next stage. The Fords were just behind the French cars, Sainz now in fifth place but the Italian Peu-geot driver Travaglia was now in front on the next non-French car, Solberg's Subaru. Markka Martin lost three minutes on the first stage and then another minute on the next when he spun the car and damaged both end.s and the rear suspension. Colin McRae had just crept into the top ten but he had a flat at the end of Stage 8. The Mitsubishis of Makinen and Loix were going better but soon Makinen started to have more rear differential prob-lems. In the middie group 0£ stages Daniel Carlsson went off the road and blocked the stage, causing not only Stage 9 ~o be interrupted but also Stage 10 as well. Colin McRae1s car finally started to run better, while on Stage 9, Solberg scored his fastest time on asphalt. Panizzi was delayed with trouble with the steering wheel gearshift and Delecour stalled at the start of Stage 9. Panizzi held station and finished the day 34.5 seconds ahead of Loeb, but there was only 7 .3 seconds between Loeb and Atiriol. Alister McRae retired on the final stage with all brakes com-pletely gone, just like Kank-kunen in Finland. Solberg slipped back to eighth when he damaged his rear suspen-sion. In the Makes champi-onship, four of the six eli-gible teams stood to score even though Peugeot was heading for a maximum. In Group N Fiorio contin-ued to dominate, buy had an engine problem-Which let his rival Trelles, close up on him. When Stages 9 and 10 were canceled for later runners, Fiorio was happy because it was only after then the team could effect repairs. Pozzo was watching the activity ahead of him, notably the position of Trelles. Trelles was now second and Pozzo was fourth. Ligato retired when he slid off the road and broke the intercooler and on the final stage Stagni gave up with a broken gearbox. Fiorio finished the day 23.2 seconds ~ Ralfya Sant9mo Raaey. d'llaeia ~7 0c:tobM 2»1 WC A11,' Cup A5, Supef 1'i00 R4 . I (18) Glleo PNIIZZI/Herw Pon4zzl F Paugeal 2011 WRC 8!SONI/B7& (F) 2 (20) -•n LOell/Dlnlll Elena F c-_,. WRC 211C8P92 (f) 3 (2) Oidlor Al.lRIOllDonll Glnwa F P.ugeol 206 WRC 94SIMl75 (F) 4 (3) Car1oo SAINZ/Lull lolo'fll E · FonlFocus RS WRC . Y6FMC (G8) 5 (2B) -T~-Zanella I "->geot 2011 WRC 206NHV711 (f) I (17) F-Oolocoudllaniol Gtataloup F Fon! Focuo RS WRC X4FMC (GB) 7 (1) -CUIOlllnhOlm/TnoR111a1Mn FIN Ptugeo(2011 WRC 943NV!m5(f) I (4) COllnMcRAEINlckyG/111• GB FORIFOCUORS WRC Y5RIC(OB) 8 (8) ~, SOI.BERGIPNlip Milla NIG8 Subanl lmproaa WRC X17SRT (GB) 10 (31) Simon JNn..JoMphl.Jacs Boyore F Peugeot 206 WRC 1206XB74 (F) . . . . in rant o re es, ozzo sti in third. Pozzo would be champion here in San Remo if Fiorio could withstand the pressure from Trelles. Lundgaard was able to hold on to his Teams Cup lead, his main problem being bro-ken wheel rims. Barratt had to retire when it was found her gearbox casing was cracked. Papadimitriou was up to third place in front of Blomqvist. In Super 1600, Dallavilla continued to dominate but kept an eye on Cedric Rob-ert who was behind, suffering misfiring troubles. Basso was slowed by a broken rear anti-roll bar, the Pumas continued to have brake troubles and Duval damages his rear sus-pension, McShea started to go well and Martin Rowe found his engine problem was a broken intake manifold, which could not be repaired. Stenshorne and Rousselot both suffered punctures. Stohl was unhappy with his efforts even though he felt he was driving well but he too retired, with a broken drive-shaft while both Bernardi and Ceccato retired after going off the road. ometers ram t e inis . Colin McRae got up into ninth place, but the big shock of Stage 15 was Panizzi dropping 22 seconds, which allowed Loeb to close up-to 11.8 of him with ~me stage more to run, but there it all ended. One more stage and the gap was 11.4. Although McRae pulled up to finish eighth, passing Solberg, the final standings meant that the only top drivers champi-onship contender to score points was Sainz. So ended a curious event. Until the final stages in the wet, Ford had scored no fast-est stage times, but with the third and fourth qualifying cars in the classification, they had pulled further ahead in the Manufacturers series while in the Drivers series they were lying first and third. Corsica comes next, another all asphalt event, but where surfaces should be more aggressive and, there-tore, less unkind to the Pir-elli runners. In the Teams Cup Ragstrom went off the road leaving Lundgaard over a quarter hour in front of Papadimitriou, with the only WCpolnla WR WD 8N 1C .,. 4h.OISm.48.!la. • 10 10 4h.Dem.OO.lll. e 4h.06m.44.41. 8 4 411.07m.01.41. 4 3 4h.07m.2Uo. 2 4h.Olm. II. to. t . 4".0llm.:111.81. 411.09m.43.21. 3 4h.09m.49.41. 2 4".0llm.51.Do. rema1n1ng river, omqvist, four minutes further back. In Group N, Trelles who on the second stage of the day got ahead of Fiorio, which could stop Pozzo from becoming champion here, and would force the Argentine to go to Corsica in two weeks time. But, then on Stage 15, Trelles went off and that in itself was enough to give the title to Pozzo. In Super 1600, 16 of the 20 cars were still in the running with Dallavilla a half minute in front of Rob-ert and Basso more than three minutes further back, with the best Ford. Duval was in fourth and the only 60mm single restrictor Citroen was McShea's, in sixth. Then, with one stage to go, Robert and Basso both went off the road on the same corner, giv-ing Dallavilia a· clear victory. Liovere retired with transmis-sion troubles, leaving 12 fin-ishers in all, including all seven Pumas, so each of the four types of car once again finished in the top four places. Next is Corsica as the season winds down and Dusty Times will bring it all to you. __ ·.,:crw Leg 3 -Four stages, as-phalt, 87kms. The weather changed overnight. There was darkness and cloud over the hills and if it was not raining when the cars set off for the final day, it would be soon and surely by the time the cars reached the second long stage ( 16kms), after they had already tackled the 28km first stage. It was the first time that tire choices were to be significant this rally. The times on Stage 14 showed that Sainz scored the first stage victory for Pirelli and moved up i:o fourth, having seen once again off the pace on stage 13. His good luck was really due to Gronholm's misfortune, having to drive both stages with power steer-ing failure. On St'age 15 Makin.en's run ca1ne to an end. Embarrassed at only ly-ing 13th he hit a wall and knocked off the left front wheel and he retired. Martin, lying an unhappy 17th place also retired, as did Kresta in the third works Skoda when the engine stopped three ki-PIKES January 2002 service center Baker, California Celebrating • 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ••. THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours M .. b•I'® 0 .... - 1 · SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 25

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SNORE/MORE BAffLE AT BARSTOW Lathrem Loves Barstow By John Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Charles Lathrem drove his Jimco to the Class 10 and the overall win at the MORE/SNORE Battle at Barstow in a problem free run. SNORE and MORE got it all together for a combined race at Bar-stow and from all we could see and from all that we heard before, during and after, it was a howling success. Classes 1, 10, 1600 and 9 were out in force and the racing was fast and furious in most of the classes. Both clubs were very happy with the turn-out and with the way the race was run and all the participants we talked to were happy with the venue and would like to do it all again. Some .of the entrants were racing with SNORE, some with MORE and some of the guys registered with both ·clubs so as to win ALL the money they could. There were 13 Class 10 cars ready for battle and battle they did_ Clark Lathrem was third on Lap 1, moved in-to second on the second lap and from there on it was all his race. He drove his Jimco Majors Honda to a nice Class 10 win as well as taking the overall for the race, having a trouble free run, "Just lots of dust." Harley Letner and Kory Halopoff were second across the line, less than four minutes out of the win, second overall, re-porting a nice clean run. Third in class was Shane Brown and Don Kennis-ton, they had a few flats to keep them occupied and their third place was welcome' after losing the air cleaner on the last lap and having the en-gine go down on power. Ron Foster was next across the line, having been slowed by three flat tires, losing a lot of time to them, but he was the first Class 10 car racing exclusively for the MORE money. Fifth place finishers were Tom Craig and Steve McMul-len,· they had four flat Rob MacCachren and Bruce Fraley teamed up once again to take the 1600 win and win the SNORE overall points for the season. Todd Jergensen Had a trouble free run at Barstow and he took the Class 1 win by two and a half minutes. tires to hamper them and had their roof bungee'd on after the hinges broke. B.J. Bald-win and Jamie -Bishop led the first two laps but then their troubles started as they sheared sorrie bolts in the rear of the car and then broke a tie rod to slow them ever further, back to sixth place, Mike Gaughan Jr. and crew were running well up in the pack 'til the fifth lap, when major problems cost them hours but they soldiered on and took seventh in class. The last finisher in Class 10 was Je;emy Gubler and Danny Anderson. Tranny problems on the first lap cost them an hour, then they started hot lapping 'til the last lap when they broke a pivot bolt, lost a c.v., cost-ing them another hqur but finish they did. Their Jimco/FAT Toyota took the SNOR.E Class 10 championship in the car that just finished the Baja 1000, got washed and went to Barstow. Mike and Dave Camp-bell only got five laps finished, a n u nwanted dnf for them, Dan Bent-ley and Bob Mathews got in five laps before retir-ing, Mike Norris only got in two laps before heading for the trailer, Whit Courtenay only made one lap and Jeff Moore never even com-p leted the first lap. Kenny Thatcher drove solo, had a few flats to hamper his progress but he took the second spot in Class 9. Eric Shepard made a solo run, took the Sportsman Buggy win at Barstow and he T here were seven Class 1 cars and Todd Jergenson ran Continued on page 28 is the SNORE Sportsman Champion for 2001. Brad Inch took the silver medal in 1600 at Barstow, suffering only a BJ Baldwin and Jamie Bishop had lots of troubles to contend with but John Becker and Stuart Chase had a good run, finishing third in long flat tire en route. still managed a sixth place finish in Class 10. Class 1, seen here in full flight. Page 26. January 2002 Dusty Times

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Richard Boyer ran solo, had no problems and took the fourth place David Matsui came from Japan to race at Barstow, finishing position in Class 1600. place in 1600, slowed a bit on the last two laps. taking a 1 (Jh Ron Kellman drove solo, had a great day, no problems and he finished third in Sportsman Buggy. second for the first two laps, laps, had a flat which cost shared the driving and they moved into the lead on Lap them time and they chased came in for a sort of ho-hum 3 and there he stayed, taking first place in vain, taking the third place for them. Fourth a nice win at Barstow. Wayne silver medal, less than three in Class 1 went to Richard Lugo and Brian Stewart minutes out of the win. John Boyle, with daughter Kelly teamed up, led the first two Becker and Stuart Chase riding all the way, unfortt.i-nately, first off the podium. 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In fifth place was the effervescent Day Gang, run-ning a good fast race, sans her Parker Pumper which made life really difficult. Next to finish was J.C. Dean, partnered with B.J. Richard-son and they had a flat and BJ had helmet problems but they still hung in for a sixth place finish. Max Hanberg, helped by Bernie Carr came in seventh, stating they had no problems, they were just slow. In for eighth place, Andy Anderson and John Grossini got themselves high centered in the dust on the fourth lap and that cost them 15 minutes at least and a couple of positions and a flat tire didn't h~lp either. Next in was Randy Jones who didn't have a good day, he had to pull the engine and change the clutch on the sec-ond lap, a 45 minute handi-cap as we see it, dropping him from a potential second or third place to ninth. Next in w as our dear friend from J a-p an, D avid Matsui, with T atsuo Oki helping out and t hey h a d a good race, a fun race, taking 10th p lace in th e class. In 11th p lace, Jeff C arr, usually a front runner, this race there was no power steer-in g all race lo n g so w e iriter-viewed a very exhausted driver who was just gla d it was all over. Ray Wright was next in, Russell Winkler came in un-1 ucky 13th after a terribly long third lap and Alex and Wayne Koons were 14th,. af-ter a terribly long last lap. Garit Wallace only got in four Continued on page 30 Dusty Times

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Mike Norris__anq L_(Jf!ny_Hgfder_tumed consistent lap times and came Max Hanberg and Bernie-Carr said they hadno-probiems, they°were Wayne L:ugo and Brian Stewart teamed up and they took a very nice in for a nice sixth place in Class 9. just slow, but they took seventh in Class 9. second place in Class 1, just a few minutes off the winning pace . ~ i.f. ::,T ,'-~};,•:~~.: ••;;.. ,,ri:: • 0 _:."!. ~ :.' -~ i~ '<", ii Rob Stapp and Tom Craig each drove 2½ laps, had no problems to Randy Jones had to change the clutch on his car and it cost him Daryl Rich had a great race, he finished second in Sportsman Buggy report and they took a nice third in Class 9 at Barstow. dearly, he finished ninth in the 1600 contest. _in_h....,is_ cl_e....,an~lo_o=k_in=g_c_a_r·-.----..---..--~c--~..------..---,--laps as did Roland Barry. Carr, Andy Devercelly, Paul Dennis McCarthy was sec-Mitchell got in a fast first and but only 10 of them made it Mike Malloys and Brian Keller, Garth Hutchinson and ond, not having a good day. third lap, had a long second to the finish. Dwaine and Anderson finished three laps Kenny Freeman never got He followed somewhat in the and called it a day after three. Rob Walters split the driving while Adam Pfankuch, Dave their first lap completed. dust on the first lap and got John Phegley, what can I say, and had a great day. They Girdner, Arden Dennington, Heavy Metal only had to horribly lost, broke a tie-rod he had a mediocre first lap, a took the lead on the first lap, Mike Boyd, Brady Wisdom run four laps and Jim Beaver end, had to have the rear end great second lap and· the made four stops on the sec-andJohn Hicks only finished and Raul Cardenas made it welded-on the lastlap (thanks third lap was _hell in a ond lap to replace fan belts two of the required six laps. look easy, turning lap times to John Phegley), and finally hand basket. Maybe next and from there on in was Mike Duenas got in one fast of an hour and small change made it in, late but at le·ast time. srnooth sailrng, all lap times lapbeforeretiringand.Clay andtakingthewinwithease. in second place. Heath Class9had23entrants underanhourandthattook Spring _to Success ... ---, Ille. • Pllooe 848 75Z 8700 • _,Partier"'-9119 380 1854 Page 30 January 2002 ;--------------------, Eibach Springs is proud to announce it's complete line of ultra high quality off-road springs. Available in 10,12,14 & 16 inch free lengths with 3" ID. A well designed & manufactured spring will last thousands of cycles, even in the cruelest desert environments. That's why top chassis builder Mike Julson chooses Eibach Springs. He knows what it takes to win ... Now so do you. Dusty Times

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Dennis McCarthy got lost on lap 1, had a flat, broke a tie-rod end and A very nice fiftlJ place in 1600 went to Day Gang, fighting the dust and Harley Letner and Kory Halapoff share the driving and they took a still finished second in Heavy Metal. - an in-operational pumper didn't make her day any better. nice second spot in Class 10, four minutes off the winning pace. Tom Craig and Steve McMullin had four flats to brighten their day but they still took fifth in Class 10. Jeff Carr finally got going again, he finished 11th in the 1600 fray, fighting problems all race long. Tom Vanderploeg's new adjusters weren't adjusting, making for a really bad day, he finished fifth in Class 9. the gold medal with 10 min-utes •in hand. Second across the finish line was Kenny Thatcher, e drove solo, had a few flats to keep him occu-pied and came home with a nice second place. Third to finish was the duo of Rob Stapp and Todd Craig, they had a basically uneventful day, no problems reported and a nice podium finish. Just out of a medal finish, Jeremy Harmon, also driving solo had a flat on Lap 2 which cost him some time but hav-ing to replace a broken rear drum on the fourth lap cost him plenty, almost half an hour but in he came to fin-sixth position. Joe Forte fin-ish fourth after a not too ished in the eighth position, great season. Fifth in Class 9 Andy Kisner, who is always a was Tom Vanderploeg, also front runner had problems driving solo and suffering throughout the race and took from newly installed adjust-the ninth place finish. Steve ers, which couldn't be set Johnson round~d out the top properly so he just bounced ten in Class 9, having a few around for five laps and fin-problems to contend with ished fifth. In for sixth were and being the last of the Class Mike Norris and Lenny . 9 finishers. Darin McGuffin, Holder, losin_g a shock in the Tyler Peterson and B.T. Proc-process but glad to be in. The tor were only able to finish father and son team of Allan four of the required five laps, and Doug Silcock were going problems unknown. Three well 'til they had to change a lap finishers were Daniel ball joint on the second lap Folts, Tom Steeno, out for and that was an expensive 40 minutes. They finish~d in the various reasons. Joel Mohr say, he ran in the second spot and Joe Sheble, normally two for the first three laps, took guys in the frontrunning po-the class lead on Lap 4 and sitions had terrible luck this from there on in it was all his. raceandonlymadeitthrough He had only a broken ex-two laps before heading for haust to contend with on the the trailer. Rob MacDonalc;l, fourth lap but it didn't slow John Burns and Danny Fox him and he took the win with only got in one lap each be-a 13 minute margin. Barrie fore they called it quits. Jim Thompson and Rick Neal, Wes Huston and Doug Johnson completed their five Mitchell never completed laps with no problems and their first laps. took the s.econd place spot. Nine 5-1600s took the Third in 5-1600 went to green flag and six of them Brent Shermak who com·-made it to the finish line. pleted his five laps trouble First to finish was Tim Lind-Continuedonpage32 TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year Congratulations Todd Jergensen First Place - Class 1 Tim & Jeremy Lindsay First Place - Class 5-1600 Stacy Fay and sis Kathy made it look easy, they took the Sportsman Truck win, thanks to dad Jim for the prep. Jim Beaver and Raul Cardenas did their four laps in·a bit over four hours, taking the Heavy Metal win at Barstow. Dusty Times M.O.R.E.-/SNORE Battle At Barstow TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739· January 2002 ·Page 31

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JC Dean and BJ Richardson teamed up at Barstow, had some helmet Shane Brown and Doh Kenniston lost their air cleaner, had the engine Brent Shermak ran solo for his five required laps, thought the course problems but finished sixth in the Class 1600 fray. go down in power but in they came for a third in Class 10. was a bit rough and he finished third in 5-1600. Jim Philips ran solo, got faster each of his three laps and took second Jeremy Harmon had big troubles on the fourth lap but he carried on Richard Boyle and daughter Kelly had one flat to hamper them but on they came for a fourth place in Class 1. in the Sportsman Truck Division. and took fourth in Class 9 at Barstow. · . free, saying he had a good Kevin Streety's Bug, which decent day, no problems, race. Frank Puglia didn't have had flipped and was a won-turned consistent laps and the best of d·ays, he ran derful target. Kevin handed took fifth place. Last of the-through the dust and just his car over to Ray McClark finishers was Tom Westhoff about destroyed the front who brought it in for fourth. who had troubles on the first end of his car when he hit in class. Reid Ferguson had a lap but came on in for sixth CAil TOil FREE ._-888-755-5900 NOW YOU CAN GET THE SAME GREAT SERVICE AND PRODUCTS THE WINNERS IN SNORE·SCORE·CORR•BffD-MDR·BORE•MORE•VORRA·PRA·ASDA HAVE BEEN GffllNG FOR YEARS BEL RAY CV GREASE SWEPCO GEAR OIL #203 -#212, :#201 10% OFF CASE LOTS HEAVY DUTY CHALLENGER RIMS GERMAN THING DRUMS GERMAN FRONT LINK PIN DRUMS GERMAN TYPE Ill DRUMS 11 GALLON DUMP CANS WOOVEN BRAKE SHO£S OWEL BALL JOINTS HELLA -H-1 -0 UGHTS PIAA HIGH - LOW LIGHTS YOKOHAMA TIRES SUPER DlGGER 111 33 X :LO.SO X :1.5 -WHAT WE CAN DO TO PUT YOU IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE -* MAGNAFLUX SERVICE * VINYL GRAPHICS (WILD TO MILD) * TRANSMISSiON SERVICE * SHOCI< SERVICE (REVALVE/REBUILD) * DRUM STUDDING * PLENTY OF FREE ADVICE O N WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN! Page 32 - ···· I; li1@~~~7JJ ·--· 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW 113 * LAS VEGAS, NV * 891.02 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM.Q>M * SAT !IAM-SPM (702}871.-5221. FIVC January 2002 place. Steve Johnson had a shotgun took the win in father terribly long first lap, picked Jim's prepared truck, finishing it up from there but never her three required laps in completed Lap 5. The Chris-3:44:01. Jim Philips got faster tians, Mike and Rick had a with each lap and according to four hour second lap and our figures he finished second called it a day. Kevin Streety with total time of3:44:02. Can't flipped his car after a good get much closer than that. Gary first lap and went home to ·andMikeNixonspentalmostsix lick his wounds. hours on the course, not a fun Sportsman Buggy had to com-day but they did finish. The Petit/ plete four laps for a finish and Pinkston/Ryan trio had nothing Eric Shepard ripped off four but troubles but m.anaged a fin-good ones, took the class win and ish, over six hours out on the also became the SNORE class course. · champion for 2001. Daryl Rich There was only one Class 7 en-ran trouble free, faster each lap try, Cody Kruger, but Cody only for a fine second spot, 10 min-got in one fairly long lap before utes out of the win. Ron Kellman retiring. just sorta moto:red around and The Class 10 wium:r, Charles took the bronze medal in Sports-Lath rem took home $4300 for man Buggy. Bert Schneider had a his win, $2500 in SNORE money two and a half hour third lap but and $1800 in MORE rnoney. Rob he overcame the problem and fin-MacCachren and Bruce Fraley ished fourth. Greg Frechette took won $2500 from SNORE and the class lead on the .third lap but $1850 from MORE, a total of he was never seen again, only get-$4350 for their Class 1600 win. ting in three laps. Ken Slota In Class 9, Dwaine and Rob seemed to be running well but, he Walters took home a total of too only finished three laps. Joe $3240, $2000 from SNORE and Bourland only got one lap com-$1240 from MORE, not too bad pleted, Billy Shapley ran second for a Class 9 win. on Lap 1 but he too never com-So a very successful week-pleted his second lap and Harry end came to an end and the Dunne also completed one lap long season· was over for before retiring from the race. ' SNORE and M .O .R.E. All To say that the Sportsman the drivers we talked to said they Truck class was hotly contested. had a good time, a good race, would be an understatement. and said they would do it again Stacy Fay, with sister Kathy riding with pleasure. ..,,,,.,.._,...j-~!11~ J Tim Lindsay drove solo, only a broken exhaust late in the race to hamper him, but with fast, consistent laps he took the gold m1:_dal in 5-1600. ____ _ Dusty Times

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OJIBWE FORESTS PRORALLY Lovell And Turvey Return To Winning ways Text & Photos: Jerry Winker Mark Lovell and Steve Turvey slide around a corner on their way to the overall victory in their Subaru WRX. Mark Lovell and navigator by bad fuel and flat tires, there came over from Vancouver in his Steve Turvey took their third vie- was a lot of rejoicing for the Su-2.SRS Turbo and looked to be a tory of the season at Ojibwe For-baru USA/Pro Drive/Vermont threat at the rallycross held the ests ProRally, Round 7 of 10, in Sports Car gang. night before the start of the rally, the woods of northern Minne-Subaru came into the event but sadly the car developed me-sota: Team Subaru had even more with a lot of the top teams again chanical woes and repairs could to celebrate by having .both driv-present. Not only was the Subaru not be done before the start. Paul ers on the podium as Karl USA team here, but also two of -Ecklund was also coming over Scheible dominated a sparse field the Rally Knight cars of local from the west coast in his Impreza o(Group Ntompetitors and beat Steve Gingras and up-and-comer URX and from the east coast was a lot of Open class cars to take Jonathan Ryther. The third car of the I mpreza Turbo of Sak is third overall. After a miserable Lon Peterson blew an engine at Hadjiminas. Other than the Maine event earlier in the·month Maine and the engine was not Group N car of Scheible the only where both WRX's were plagued ready for Ojibwe. Pat Richard other top competitor in the clas& e camo_li source -tar dC,, • Driving Suits • Crew Uniforms • Crew Shirts • Polo Shirts • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATIIRINB: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos 1.800.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 34 January 2001 Karl Scheible was quite happy with his Group N win and his third overall finish in his Subaru WRX. was Ramana Lagemann who was hoping for a repeat of his class win at Maine three weeks earlier. Morries Subaru in Minneapolis had an open house for rally en-th us ias ts the Wednesday night prior to the event with many rally-prepped WRX's, Imprezas, and 2.SRS's on display. Many thanks go out to the people who put this on to promote the sport in Min-neapolis. At Hyundai, Noel Lawler's Ti-buron looked to be in top form after repairs were done to his car after its roll at Maine. Paul Choinere hoped to do one better than his runner-up finish at the last event as well. He knows these roads well here and looked for a repeat of his win here last year. Last yea~ Hyundai took all three podium spots. Dave Coleman was on hand to drive the two wheel drive lower horsepowered third car, a Production class Tiburon,_ this weekend. Mitsubishi was also hoping for a repeat of Maine with its drivers Seamus Burke (who won that event) and Rhys Millen (who suf-fered from overheating but man-a·ged a top 20 finish). TAD Mo-torsports had a slew of entries with Tim Paterson, Alec Ellsworth, Mark Nelson, John Drislane, and Paul Dunn all in their Evo's. Just prior to the event a mas-sive thunder storm drenched the entire forest which helped keep the dust down, Unlike Maine, this would be an event with de-cent visibility and no advantage for first car on the road. For Noel Lawler his bad luck continued just three miles into the event as the engine went quiet and the car coasted to a stop. The 1999 over-all champion has had a miserable year and this was his seventh non-finish in as many events. Sakis Hadjiminas' Subaru also had a short event after doing damage to his car and never leaving the first service area. Rhys Millen was hav-ing the same overheating prob-lems as he had at Maine with his Evo and sadly withdrew after limping along the first two stages. John Drislane also had an "off' and had to retire after being pulled out later in the event. Luckily, the car had minimal front spoiler damage. The story up front was inter-esting though as the top three were locked in a fierce battle in three different vehicles. Lovell was first after the break in his Su-baru, with Burke's Mitsubishi just ahead of Choinere's Hyundai. Lagemann held a slight lead in Group N over Scheible and Gin-gras hetd down sixth overall. The next several spots were a lot of drivers who had been having ab-normally bad luck up until this point in the season. Mark Nelson, who destroyed his car at Chero-kee Trails on the final stage, was in absolute fine form in seventh. Jon Ryther in the second Rally Knight car was in eighth, his fin-est moment yet in the series. Paul . Ecklund held down ninth in his Subaru with Alec Ellsworth's beautifully painted Evo in tenth. Tim Paterson, who normally runs a lot higher, was just outside the top ten in 11th as his navigator was suffering froin severe motion sickness. In Production GT, it was be-coming a major battle of sorts. Nat T-Stow (Subaru WRX) held a slight margi•n over Shane Mitchell (Eagle Talon) until Mitchell spun sideways and was t-boned by the person running third in class, Jason Rivas (Suba-ru WRX). Rivas continued minus a bunch of lights, but Mitchell's weekend was over after his finest run this year. The series GT points leader Mark Utecht held firm in third in his Mitsubishi Eclipse from that point on, but eventually by the end of the night was ahead of Rivas. In Group 5, the competition was fierce here as well. Mike Hurst took an early lead in his Ford Mustang, with the Ford Es-cort ZX-2 of Tad Ohtake and Andrew Havas' Mazda RX-7 in close pursuit. Ohtake came into the first night's service minus rear hatch glass. His landing after a lengthy yump on Stage 2 was a bit more than rough and it was gone. A bit of a rough start for that classes' point leader. Group 2 was a dog fight be-tween the Volkswagen GTI's of last year's class champ Bob Neilson and Dave White, visiting from the west coast . . Eric Burmeister finally debuted his new Mazda Protege MP3 and was quick out of the gate. Mazda now joins Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Hyundai as a manufacturer trying to score points in the series cham-pionship now as well. Production class had Dave Coleman (Hyundai Tiburon) in a comfortable lead over Tom Young (Dodge Neon) and Tony Ch,lVez (VW GTI). Mike Halley was again competing in his VW New Beetle bu-t like at Rim of the World his electricals quit. · ·on Day 2, the bati:le up front grew more intense as the top thr• had .01 minutes separating them on the second stage of the day as far as that leg's times go. Unfortunately, things started to change after the mid day break. Jon Ryther rolled his Subaru at the spectator stage at a nearby Dusty Times

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Dave Coleman was the Production class winner at Ojibwe in his keen looking Hyundai Tiburon. Andrew Havas wins the mud slinging contest in his Mazda RX-7, he Nat T-Snow brought out his brand new Production GT Subaru and found out that winning is really easy. ended up second in Group 5. ranch and repairs proved to be lengthy which dropped_ him from the leader board.· Ryther DID manage a finish with very crumpled body-work. The next stage Paul Choinere hit a huge rock at the apex of a corner and rolled hard ending his day. Group 2 was a good day for Bob Neilsen after beating hotshoe Dave White in another VW GTI. Dave Coleman (Ti-buron) had a command-fix the bad overheating problem won't be making the trip, but in his Evo as well. The Rally there are a lot of spoilers on the Knight Team will be back with all west coast to make things inter-three drivers as well: Gingras, esting for those seeking a points Ryther and Paterson. Many driv-championship. This· is getting ers from the east and midwest-good now! . _ . .,.., R a m a n a Seamus Burke shows an appreciative crowd how it's done, taking Lagemann had a second overall in his Mitsubishi Lancer. ======== surprise at an in-struction that read left over crest and went off the road killing the motor. Unfortu-nately, it didn't re fire and Lagemann had to hot wire the fuel pump in the trunk of the car to continue. After much time lost here, he also con-tinued. Jason Rivas in his new Mi/<e Hurst was the Group 5 winner, accelerating his Ford past a large Product ion GT group of photographers along the way. ing win over Tom Young (Neon) and Tony Chavez (GTI) for the Produc-tion class win. Next on the schedule is the Wild West Rally in Washington. Lovell now has the overall points lead for drivers over Burke, Choiner , Scheible, and Paterson. Rich-ard Tuthill will make his return in a Mitsubishi Evo VI. You can-bet the Hyundai team of Lawler and Choinere will be back to rack up more points to put themselves back in the hunt for t h_ e Subaru WRX rolled late in the took about a four second win in event as well. T he hairiest mo- the end after two days of racing. ment of the event came when Chris Whiteman rolled his Group 2 VW GTI and had his helmet wedged between the roof and the top of the door. He was taken to the hospital and later re-leased, but the top of the door of his car looked like a horseshoe. manufacturer's champi-onship. Millen will try to In the end, Lovell was just try-ing to hold off a hard-charging Burke, but managed to barely pull off the win. With Lagemann out of contention Scheible was able to take a commanding win in Group N. Steve Gingras put on an excellent show after having a DNF at each prior event he's en- Ramana Lagemann dropped out of contention when his fuel pump tered as well. ~is fourth place started acting up at a mostinopportune moment. overall was well deserved. 1---------------------_= _c--~ ----------------_-' _-'----------------------------------Tim Paterson took fifth. Alec Ellsworth sixth, Mark Nelson seventh and Paul Dunn 13th overall. The TAD Evos had an excel-lent day and proved that there would be new faces to watch for the race of the year. Paul Ecklund had a fine run to finish eighth ove.rall in his Subaru URX. HANNEMANN FIBERGLASS, INC. Conversion Kits 84-88 Ranger 84-88 Toyota 89-95Toyota Fenders, Hoods and Bedsides for Chevy S-10, Chevy Full Size, Ford Full Size, Toyota and Nissan 1132 W. Kirk.wall Road, Azusa, CA 91702 Now Available in the USA LET US MAKE ONE THING P-ERFECTL Y CLEAR ! YOUR VOICE I The ultimate in-car communications system. This Australian built inter-com out performs all other units on the market Supplied with either Nokia mikes or the Military spec noise cancelling mike for the ultimate in audio clarity. Facility for 2 way radio and video camera output ! New Features The new PbHtronlcs Rallytrlp Pro ⇒ Total & Interval to 999.99 ⇒ Automatic calibration ⇒ Stage Stopwatch ⇒ True Average speed ⇒ Mllea or kms readout ⇒ Speed and/or distance ⇒ Count up or down or both ⇒ Freeze either display ⇒ Super LARGE La> readouts ⇒ On screen menu operation ⇒ Choice of sensor Included ⇒ Remote reset Included ⇒ AustraHan designed and manufactured, Off road racing * Rallying · Boat racing I ~ililifm~LC.Si 512 694 2224 :Email· Production GT was a nice win for Nat T-Stow in his all new Subaru WRX after a ClubRally win in Washington state a few weeks earlier. Mark Utecht was second in class. Group 5 saw a battle until the end between Hurst and Havas. Hurst .L..---------------------------' •-----------------------------.1 626-969-7317 www Dusty Times January 2001 Page 35

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BONNEVILLE CHALLENGE 2001 Finale At ·wendover, Nevada By Mike Chamberlain Photos: Jeff Straw • Gordon Scott's absolutely sanitary Jeep was the big Heavy Metal winner, beating the competition by less than two minutes. The desert six miles south of would-yous and could-yous re-the Nevada sun. Promptly at 7 Wendover Nevada was the set-minded me of old General Friday evening, three flares were ting for the final race of the Geo:ge S. Patto_n atop his tank lit for the victims of the tragedy 2001 season for Bonneville Off durmg the big on·e. After on September 11th. Several Road Racing Enterprise completion of the track set-up people held their loved ones as (BORE). The final event was on Thursday, the track was set a moment of sl.lent prayer was basically the same as the year's for in,f pection by Roger "Doc given to t~e ~ost and _h_urt and first event with a few small Racer Bowers (one of General to the gnevmg fa_m1lies and changes due to silt and running George's Captains). Friday saw friends. the course backwards. The track some minor changes when Presi-Saturday morning, race day mea'sured 38 miles long with the dent Les Wolfe drove the course was beautiful, the sun was shin-1/2-1600 and Heavy Metal and BORE ~as ready for a gr~at in_g and the racers wer~ ready at classes running five laps and the season endmg race to begm. 9-ish. General George s watch, Challenge 9 class and Sports-;echnical inspecti~n of vehicles racers and_ the~r cre"".s gathered man running four laps respec-went smooth and without delays. for the dn~ers meetmg. A mo-tively. As in most races the stan-Racers. from as far a~ Canada me?t of silen~e. was observed cl:ircl. Colom do crew were there were present along with repre-agam for the victims of Septem-early to help set up the course. sentation from Colorado, Idaho, her 11th, then Mr. Jay Stuart Gordon Scott's team was there Nevada and Utah. After all was gave a wonderful inspiring to lend a hand and of course done on Friday it looked like 22 prayer. The honorable president George Cain comm;nding fron~ vehicles, drivers and. pit _cre"."s of. BORE Les Wolfe (ya right) re-his golf cart. George with his were ready to test thetr skills m mmded everyone of the trouble spots on the course, noted there was to be no kicking, biting (oops wrong sport). It was now officially race time. As if on "Q" Hank was there ready to cook · hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone to enjoy. First to stage were the Class 1/2-1600 boys. They were Sportin' seven buggies ready to show the way. First off the line was a two seater piloted by Thor Hansen and Roger Ball. This was Thor's first race as a driver and he played the rabbit in this 1600 class chase. Next off was Todd Bingham followed by Glenn "Boog" Cain. Shane Bourel (BORE's Canadian connection) was fourth, Barry Merriam and· Ed Ott in the fifth spot. Scott Smith had the sixth spot and pulling the final position was Ty Bowers in their American Eagle/ US Flag painted single seater. At the end of the first lap Scott Smith was in the lead by 39 sec-onds followed by Team Thor Hansen and Roger Ball (great showing for first lap as a new driver on the scene). Coming in third was Todd Bingham, two· lightning seconds behind Thor. Pulling up fourth was "Boog" Cain in his Bud Light sponsored Suspension Unlimited single seater followed by the Cool Ca-nadian Shane Bourel. Shane had to pit due to lost spring plate bolts. Then the American Eagle of Ty Bowers, who had lost his purpose at Mile 10, making for a dusty sucking action a new treat. Barry Merriam and Ed Ott came in the second spot. Lap 2 saw some changes in position-ing. Mr. Ace Scott Smith ended the lap one minute in the lead over Todd Bingham. Boog now held the third spot with Cana-dian Shane in fourth. Ty Bow-ers pulled in at the end of the lap with no brakes. A quick fix and he was back out. Barry and Ed were still riding the end of the train in sixth position. Shortly after starting Lap 2, Thor Hansen played bulldozer with a rather large rock (Thor called it a "BFR"). It hit his left side engine head, mak_ing a quick end to his first race debut. His only complaint for the day was breaking down in the silt bed. It sure was deep with real "Baby Powder" (who says real men don't powder up) .. Bad break Thor, good luck at Baja!!! Lap 3 again had Scott Smith in first place, Boog Cain was now in second with Todd Bingham in third. Todd had an altercation with a passing companion at Mile 18 and broke a front shock. He finished the lap minus the use of one front shock. He re-ceived a new one in the pit by the Kwaz man and was off and running again. Barry Merriam/ Ed Ott were firmly in fourth, fol-lowed by Ty Bowers. The Cool Canadian, Shane Bourel wouldn't see the end of Lap 3 due to two flats and a wheel bearing taking him out. Better luck next year Shane. Lap 4 had all racers finishing the lap in the same order. There was a little excitement for Todd Bingham though, he had to change a tire when the rim split in half. The final lap resulted in the same order as the fourth. Scott Smith, a regular in the number one po-sition took the honors again. He had a lead of seven and a half minutes over Boog Cain. Todd Bingham placed third. He wasn't done with the excitement though. He lost another tire due to the rim splitting in half (never h~ard of that before). Barry Merriam and Ed Ott took the fourth place honors with Ty Bowers losing a motor on the final lap to claim DNF fifth. Shane Bourel had a DNF sixth and Thor Hansen and Roger Ball also getting a DNF seventh. Good running to aii racers. The race and 1/2-1600 fastest lap were completed by Scott Smith, with a time of 57 minutes even. Way to run Scott. Next to the line was the fast looking group of six Heavy Met-als. First up and reaJy to make a trail was the 877 truck driven by Mike Hickey and co-driver Bo Brunyer. Second and always ready in his truck were Andy Continued on page 41 ..,..,,_......,..,....,,..,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,=......,..,,...,,,..,,,,_,.,_=.....,. Dave and Steve Morse were the big winners in the Challenger Class, Looking a bit close to the ground, Grant Bayliss took the Sportsman Scott Smith and Gary Brennan worked their way through the pack to the had 17 minutes in hand at the checkered flag. -==-;;;;;;;;;-win by less than one minute at Wendover. take the gold medal in 1600, seen here at speed. Making a dusty left turn, the Chamberlain/Clay duo finished second Glenn Cain drove his good looking buggy to a· nice second place in Andy Schifanelli drove his Ford to a great second place at Wendover, in Sportsman, just 49 seconds away from the win. · the 1600 battle, seen here leaping across the tundra. seen here running through the dust. Page 36 January 2001 Dusty Times

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Robert Bass brought his Jailhouse Casino buggy down from Ely, Todd Bingham had a few problems during the contest but he soldiered Cam Peacock and Pat Tate had troubles on the first lap but they kept Nevada and took a nice second place in Challenger. on and took the bronze medal in Challenger. at it and ended up with a decent third place in Heavy Metal. Schifanelli and Andre Truchet in fifth. The team of Andy Joy team of Dave Short, Kenny they will be ready for next year. Sportsman driver, really en-and third was the team of Robin and Ron Peters wouldn't see the McKnight and Todd Miller were Andy Joy, Class 9 car driver, joyed the course. It was fast, Doutre, Mike Mc Willis and end of the first lap. At Mile 5 next with their 9 car, followed said the race didn't last long for technical and plain lots of fun. Dave Herre. Making their mark they experienced a bad right rear in third spot by Mike Chamber-his team and he had learned not The Canadians of Shane in the fourth spot was Mike and tire then at Mile 7 lost a spring lain and Jack Clay. This was to leave Twinkies in ·a cooler of Bourel, 1600 driver and Grant Carry Sims. Then, piloting his plate that took them out for the Jack's first time in an off road ice water. Scott Butcher said Bayliss, Sportsman driver want hard to beat jeep, it was Gordon day. Bad luck boys. At the end car. They were sporting their 30 this was his funnest race, all the to thank all the members of Scott, Eric Kosel and Tim· of Lap 2 the place setting had year old Class 10. At the end of while eatin' dust. Dave Morse, BORE for the hospitality they Kalleck. Finally, making the fi-Dave Morse now in the lead with Lap 1, Grant was in first place the 9 car winner attributed his extended to them. Thank you. nal sixth truck was Cam Pea-Scott Butcher 25 seconds be- fo~lowed by Mike, almost four . win to a good motor and new It was a great course with some cock and Pat Tate. With the hind in second. Scott had to mmutes back. Dave and team BFGs. Didn't care much for the spectacular scenery, the can-completion of the first lap, we stop at Checkpoint 1 to have a we_re in third: After Lap 2, a~l first 12 miles when it turned to yons were inspiring. Again a big had Mike and Carry Sims in bad shock replaced. Robert Bass drivers were m the same pos1-silt. Enjoyed the race and thank you to all that made this first place, Gordon Scott in sec- was in third, only "2" seconds tions. Mike had cut Grant's lead thanks his pit crew for all the race possible. We will see every-ond, 34 secon~s back and Andy behind (now that's tight). Cam-to _two and _a half minutes. '!'he hard work. Mike Chamberlain, one next year. _ . .,..., Schifanelli in third, only four eron Blackley was positioned in third lap still had Grant solidly seconds behind. In the fourth fourth spot only 46 seconds back in the first position. Mike again spot was Mike Hickey, 11 sec-and in fifth were the Home De-shortened Grant's lead to only onds back. Cam Peacock had pot boys. Lap 3 still had Dave 24 seconds. The team of Dave fifth place sewn up and Robin Morse in first with Robert Bass Short wouldn't see the end of Doutre was out with unre-now in the #2 spot.• Scott Lap 3 due to unreported prob-ported problems in sixth. The Butcher slipped to third and the lems. At the end of the final lap second lap had Gordon Scott Home Depot boys were in . Grant Bayliss took the check-taking the number one spot fourth. Cameron Blackley had ered flag for first lace with a 49 with Andy Schifanelli a close 30 slipped to the fifth position. The · second lead over Mike Cham-seconds behind. In third place, fourth and final lap had Dave berlain and Jack Clay in second. and only six seconds behind was Morse taking the checkered flag the team of Dave Short, Kenny Mike Hickey and then Cam Pea- for the first position with a time McKnight and Todd Miller were cock in fourth. Mike and Carry of 4:23:19. Second place was third. Grant Bayliss, with a Sims wouldn't see the end of Robert Bass from Ely, Nevada fourth lap time of 1:06:29 com-the second lap, lost an axle seal. and a third place finish by Troy pleted the fastest lap for the Lap 3 again had the Heavy Parham and Stacy Temple, Sportsman. Metal folks shuffling the order. fourth lap to end his race for Drivers Corner: Andy now was in first place fifth spot, sixth place went to Ty Bowers, 1/2-1600 driver with Gordon Scott pulling up Andy Joy and Ron Peters, out in said the course was dusty but-in second. Cam Peacock was in Lap 1 with a broken spring plate. liked it. The team of Thor third and Mike Hickey was in Dave Morse completed the fast-Hansen and Roger Ball said fourth position. Lap 4 saw the est lap for the 9-car class with a they sun: wished if they were same order back to the start/ second lap time of 1:04:26. going to break down it wasn't finish line. Lap 5, the final lap The final group to challenge the silt bed. Andy Schifanelli for these folks had Gordon the course were the Sportsman. (Heavy Metal}, liked the course Scott pulling ii.\ the first place First to the line was Grant and wanted to thank Andy Joy checkered flag with a course Bayliss, from Canada (his first and company for helping get his time of 5: 19:38. Andy race with BORE). Welcome truck out of the silt. Carrey Schifanelli came in second, Grant. He was sporting a 1600 Sims (Heavy Metal} said they only two minutes back. Andy Short Course class bu . The had fun while it lasted and said had gotten stuck in the silt bed, losing p£ecious time. Cam Pea-cock popped a good third place finish and Mike Hickey pulled a respectable fourth. Mike and Carey Sims had a DNF fifth place and Robin Doutre filled the sixth position, out early in Lap l. The fastest lap for the Heavy Metal class was com-pleted by Cam Peacock with a time of 1:01:35 on Lap 3. Good run Cam. The third group of racers to challenge the 38 mile course was the Challenger class group. They were sporting six buggies. First to test his skills was Dave Morse, second to leave the line was Sco tt Butcher• and then the Home Depot Team of Troy. Parham and Stacy Temple. In the fourth spo t was Team Young Andy Joy and Ron Peters, fol-lowed by Camero.n Blackley. The last to leave the line was Robert Bass. After La p 1 Cameron Blackley was in the first position an d 20 seconds behind in sec-ond was Dave Morse, followed by Scott Butcher in third. Rob-ert Bass had the fourth position and the Home Depot boys were Dusty Times Chair. 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PRESCOff FOREST RALLY A Taste Of African Safari. By Paul Timmerman Photos: Motorsports Memories Andrew Havas and John Allen drove their flag bedecked Mazda RX-7 to the Group 5 victory over the red dirt near Prescott, Arizona. and Ken Cassidy in a Lancer EVO · the bright yellow BMW 2002 in Ill, and Tom Juliani and Dan Group 2, and are running a na-Oebket in an Audi Quattro. l'ional program this year as well Of these Open class cars, seven as most CRS events. Jay Streets teams finished the contest, while and Bill Feyling from northern 14 teams were knocked out, most California are also both national on the first night's rough roads. and CRS group two teams run-In fact, only two of the national ning both series as much as pos-cars that DNF'd were not Open sible. Finally, another strong na- · class cars. The effect of hitting tional team that hails from the things in the faster Open class Canyon_ Lands area, Bill Malik cars.explains this statistic. and Christian Edstrom are regu-• Mark Lovell and Mike Kidd took the Open Class win as well as the overall in their Subaru lmpreza, comparing the rally to the ,East African Safari . The Pro-Drive Camp left larsatbothlevels.aswell.Billhas Group N to privateer Ralph Ko-prepped a wild n_ew ride that smides and Joe Noyes in their new hints at his intentions for an-TAD crew had three entrants, in-Irvine Subaru WRX. Ralph other attempt at the national eluding the phenomenal Seamus would have preferred some com-crown. Mark Lovell of Pro Drive talked about the wide range of rally con-ditions seen in his first year of SCCA Pro Rally. The series leader compared this event to the East African Safari. He said "You've got it right here." Prescott Forest Rally in the penultimate round of the SCCA ProRally, and the third round of the California Rally Series. It was held in Prescott Arizona on Oc-tober 5th and 6th, with the race headquarters at the Prescott Re·-sort and Casit).o. The event con-sisted of a Friday night leg with four stages, a Saturday morning spectator super-stage and a Fri-day afternoon leg that included six more stages. . Mark Lovell's comparison to the famous East African safari rally were mostly referring to the Friday night stages, which con-sisted _of two stages that were run out and back to Crown King, and old mining town south of Pres-cott in the national forest. The stages were composed of rough tracks through decomposed gran-ite roads, with ledges, broken off shards, dust, tricky bends, ex-treme exposures, steep downhills, and hidden hairpins. The super-stage was moved to the Yavapii County Fairgrou.nds, where a 0.5 mile loop was con-structed. It is a new, large mod-ern facility with lots of room for spectators. Later in the day, a monster truck meet drew huge crowds to the bleachers. The roads on Saturday were the same roads heading out of Jerome, into the Chino Valley, with a tum around out at the end of Limestone Canyon. The roads on Saturday were changed dra-matically by what was called pos-sible showers on the weather re-port. Coming into this event, Pro Drives Karl Scheibe! had al-ready wrapped up i:he Group N title for 2001, so they reconfigured both Karl's and Ramana Lage1nann 's car to Open class specification. The plan was a three car blitz to help wrap up the Open class title as well. Standing in their way were a number of teams. Libre Racing's Hyundai tactory team was look-ing for redemption after a less than stellar season. The worst luck has befallen Noel Lawler, who has a long string of DNFs, including several spectacular crashes. With rumor swirling about him being replaced·nextyear, he was moti-vated to please the sponsors and stand up to the challenge. Paul Choinere and Jeff Becker have been lucky to place this year. Af-ter innumerable championships over the last decade, this is a big reversal in US rallying. A number of challengers are found in the Mitsubishi camps as well. Murray Thomas and the First in Group N, Ralph Kosmides and Joe Noyes fly down the course in their Subaru WRX, sixth overall in Arizona. Page 42 Burke and Frank Cunningham. petition, but did not slow down The Production car field was In a second EVO VI is Mark Nel-for the lack of a Group N field. down to three hardcore teams. son from Nevada with local Alex PGTwas missing a number of Locals Tony Chavez and Doug Gelsomino in the silver EVO VI. national point chasers as well leav-Robinson are chasing the title in The northwest team of Tim Pater-ing locals Lauchlin O'Sullivan the VW Gulf. Craig Peeper and son and Scott Ferguson has been and John Dillon to take away Ian Bevan in a Ford Focus are running the full season in an maximum points. Nat T-Stow chasing them. Also making the EVO IV. and Jamie Thomas have shown full season is "Mad" Mike Halley With Mitsubishi USA backing, good speed in the new WTX PGT in the new Beetle (aka Stud Bug). Rhys Millen was also looking for car, and were expected to chal-The following racers entered a .good result in his revamped lenge for the win. Bruce Brown the Friday and Saturday club Open class EVO VI. He teamed and Bob Moe dual entered into events. This list included a num-with local Josh Jacquot, who left the national. her of CRS entrants plus a grow-the Focus in the garage to sit in Two national teams made the ing number of teams from Colo-the navigator seat. trek out for the Group 5 title rado and Arizona as well as teams The Knight Racing Subaru chase. Andrew Havas and John from the Pacific Northwest look-team fielded three cars with Allen pilot the super-quick orange ing for out of region p9ints. Tona than Ryther and Janice first gen RX-7. This car just In Open class Leon Styles and Damitio in one, Lon Peterson and emerged from Dave Clark Motor-Larry Scott entered the Mitsubi-Bill Gutzman in another, and sports with a new front suspen-shi Galant VR-4, Ken and Brian Steve Gingras and Bill Westrick sion that made them fully ready Flees entered a Subaru WRX, and in the third ·1 •ey sport the un-for safari conditions. Tad Ohtake Julius Vasari and Stuart Gater usual combi1 ation of a 2.5 liter and Bob Martin brought the tur-lined up in their Mitsubishi turbocharged motor and an au-bocharged Ford Escort ZX2 to. Eclipse. tomatic transmission. challenge. Locals William and The new CRS GT class is grow- · Locals in the Open class in-Julie Yates dual entered into the ing in popularity and competi-clude George Pisek and Ronan national as the third team in tion. Keith Roper and Chrissy Burke in the Audi Quattro, Dave Group 5. Beavis were in the air-conditioned Turner and Chad Dykes in the Group 2 showed more a sig-Galant VR-4. Stephen Vardier Jeep Cherokee, Leon Styles and nificantfield. National champion and Allan Walker were out for Larry Scott in the Gallant VR-4, Dave White made a selected ap-their second event in a Mazda Mike Whitman and Paula Gib-pearance in his Guy Light 323 GTX. Brian Scott and Doug eault in the Sierra Cos~orth. prepped Gulf, with veteran Jim Reid entered another Eclipse. Others in Open class included Brandt. Jon Hamilton and Ken Scott and Tamara Clark entered Wyeth Gublemann and Therin Sabo also are in a VW and are their older Subaru RX. Lastly, Pace in a new Subaru WRX, Pe-running the full national season. Kyle Childers and Mike Kelly en-ter Workum and Chaire Chizma Palm Springs natives Richard tered the AWD BMW 325 IX in another WRX, Tony Takori Byford and Fran Olson entered their Baja bound Ford Escape for ,-----------'-------'--------------, a shakedown cruise. Brooks Laughlin O'Sullivan and John Dillon were the GT winners in their Mitsubishi Eclipse, winning by a large margin. January 2002 Freehill and Mike Schaefer en-tered a VW Scirocco. Bryan Ackerman and David Weiman brought out a rugged Mitsubishi Pickup. John Shults and Doug Mitchell entered the familiar blue and white Mazda RX-3. Mark Durley and Allan McGuirl were in a Ford Focus ZX3. Brady Dohrmann and Brandon Smith lined up in a Mazda RX-7. An-drew Grady and Bill Culbertson in a trusty Toyota FX-16 hatch-back. Dave Coleman and Paul Timmerman teamed up in the rally-beater Datsun 510. Jim Gillaspy and Mike Kilpatrick brought out their ex-Robinson Mazda RX-7. Darren Pennington and David Keen set about rally-Dusty Times

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Noel Lawlor and Charles Bradley were second in.the Open category, Second in Group 5 and 13th overall, Tad Ohtake and Bob Martin Craig Peeper and Ian Bevan just avoid the banners in their Ford Focus, they were second in Production. shown here at speed in their Hyundai Tiburon. scream down the course in their Ford Excort ZX2. ing in their VW Corrado. And Falling out on the first short stage WRX this stage, while many oth-north-westerners Jon Oxford and were Ramana Lagemann in the ers had problems and limped Damian Delezene brought down Pro-Drive Subaru, Mike Whit-through. Jay Streets recorded a a VW GTI. man and Paula Gibeault in the 42 minute stage time, while Karl In Stock class, a somewhat re-Sierra Cosworth Ford, Jonathan Scheible recorded a 188 minute duced field entered, due to the Ryther and Janice Damitio in the stage time. Cars were not time-long haul required for manyCRS Knight Subaru, Bill Malik and barred until the sweep crew came teams. Chris Burns/Brad Bali Christian Edstrom in the new through, and sweep crews were have proved almost unbeatable in Volvo, Tom J uliani and Dan unusually busy this night. Paul the grey Eclipse. CRS veteran Oebker in the Audi Quattto, Choinere topped that with 196 Terry Stonecipher andJeffBruett Dave Coleman and Paul minutes on the stage, enough time were looking happy in a Toyota Timmerman with a roll-over, the to fix many broken pieces. Pickup. Lastly, Mike and Linda Flees, and the Childers' 325 lX. Seamus Burke, Steve Gingras, Massano took their second green The Ryther Subaru had one of Mark Lovell and Noel Lawler were flag in their new Toyota FX-16. · the most bizarre failures. A sharp fastest on SS2. This was a rally of.attrition. rock sliced through the skid plate At the same time the service Broken cars littered the Friday and the gas tank, dumping out crews were on their own adven-night stages. Some of it had to do the contents and stranding the ture to get out to Crown King on with the granite ledges that went car. The occupants only realized a long and very primitive road. across the road. Heading up the it when the car came to a com-Many service crews got there only road, the cars hit these ledges with plete stop. to find their teams never made it maximum impact. An astounding Seamus Burke, Mark Lovell, up. Those teams lucky enough to number of teams failed on the Pat Richard, and Noel Lawler make it had to face the daunting first stage. Millen and J ouqot were setting the pace on SS 1. task of running back down those brokeadriveshaftattheline,leav-The next stage got even sameroads. ing the red EVO VI unscratched, rougher, with more twists and Another flock of cars DNF' ed 0.05 into the stage. Less lucky extreme drop-offs. Peter Workum on Stage 3. The list included Nat were many who kept running. and Claire Chizmastopped in the T-Stowe and Jamie Thomas in the PGTWRX, Lon Peterson and Bill end to Seamus' chances for a Gutzman in the Knight Subaru, victory and his quest for the Jim Gillaspy and Mick Kilpatrick overall US championship. It in the RX-7, Darren Pennington· was the end of their valiant and David Kean, Jon Oxford and underdog challenge to the Damian Delezene, and Karl . Pro Drive steamroller. Scheible and Brian Maxwell. Pat Richard, Mark Lovell, Lovell, Lawler, Burke, Noel Lawler, and Mark Nel-clocked the three fastest son topped the SS4 charts, times on SS3. Sneaking into as Mark also took advantage fourth spot was Andrew of the smoother road to pick Havas in a bright Orange up the pace. Group 5 RX-7. At the end of the evening, Stage 4 was much less of a the Pro Rally was ordered as car breaker. The cars were follows: Mark Lovell lead in going off the rock ledges in-the ProDrive S{ibaru. Behind stead of into chem. Pac Rich-were Noel Lawler in the ard realized the road was Hyundai, Mark Nelson and much safer and put 0.20 on Tim Paterson both in TAD Lovell to set fastest time on Mitsubishi Lancers. the evening's final special AndrewHavaswasupinfifth stage. Almost everyone who overall with a lead in Group 5. made it this far had no sig-Ralph Kosmides was sixth overall nificant trouble. The excep-with a lead in Group N. Lauchlin tion was Seamus Burke, O'Sullivan was seventh overall who's EVO VI was trying to with a lead in POT. Dave White disassemble itself. The 38 wasleadinginGroup2narrowly minute time on stage put an Continuedon.page44 ' nr Berl ·; 2.5" Dusty Times rott:K 'HNO&OGY 14.530.B701 • FAX714.530.B70!:I .1RA$KAV£, UNIT A• GARDENGROV£ CA 9/2843 . · .kingshoteks.corn January 2002 2.6" --€(1(4~ Need coil springs? (all King Shocks! We hove custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today/ Page 43

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,... over Chris Burns. In Production, Tony Chavez was sitting on a big lead over Craig Peeper. The Friday club results showed Mark Nelson and Alex Gelsomino winning the event. Mark does not normally run CRS events in his EVO VI, but did so in this case at Alex's request. The win gave Alex the 2001 CRS Open Class Co-Driver Championship. The next car in was Lauchlin O'Sullivan and John Dillon, who won the POT competition and were sec-ond in Open 4WD in their new Eclipse. Dave Turner and Chad Dykes took the rugged Jeep Cherokee to a second in SCCA Open and a third in CRS Open 4WD. George Plsek and Ronan Burke slotted the Audi Quattro into a third in SCCA Open and a fourth in CRS Open. Next in was the team of Keith Roper and Chrissy Beavis in the Gallant VR-4. The impressive team took sec-ond in SCCA POT and first in CRS G,T. Wyeth Gublemann and Therin Pace put their new Suba-ru lmpreza into fourth in SCCA Open and-fifth in CRS Open 4WD. Chris Burns and Brad Boli were the first.2WD car. They drove an Eclipse ·to a fine first in Group 2, a first in the CRS Stock. Leon Styles and Larry Scott were next home in another Galant VR-4, netting a fifth in SCCA Open and a sixth in CRS Open 4WD. Tony Chavez and Doug Robinson racked up some club points during their national run, netting a first in SCCA Club Production and a second in CRS Stock. Stephan Verdier and Al-lan Walker had a difficult rally fighting suspension troubles aH night. They still managed to bring the Mazd~-3 23 GTX home third .in POT and second in CRS GT. Brian Scott and Doug Reid were the next car, a seed six team in an Eclipse, taking a nice fourth in POT and third in CRS GT. Terry Stonecipher and Jeff Bruett Racing into the cut, David White and Jim Brandt took their VW Golf GT/ to the Group 2 win, their competition far behind. Tony Chavez and Doug Robinson were first in Production, 12th overall in their neat looking VW Golf GT/. · brought the tough Toyota Pickup to a handy second in Production and third in CRS Stock. Greg Pachman and Ray Summers had a successful run in the Baja prepped Ford Escape taking a win in both SCCA Group 5 and CRS Group 2/5. David Rodgers and Bill Vohs were seed six entrants, rookies. They brought back a Mitsubishi Pickup to collect a third in Production and a fourth in CRS Stock. Brooks Freehill and Mike Schaefer drove a VW Scirocco to a second in Group 2 and a second in Group 2/5. Ri-chard Byford and Fran Olson drove the oldest car in the rally, a , 1970 BMW 2002. They managed third place in both Group 2 and Group 2/5. Bruce Brown and .,Bob Moe cruised to fifth in POT and fourth CRS GT. Mike and Li~da Masano drove their Toyota Corolla FX-16 to fourth in Pro-duction and fifth,in CRS Stock. Ken and Brian Rees, another seed six team took a Subaru RX to a sixth in SCCA Open and a sev-enth in CRS Open 4WD. Bryan Ackerman and David Weiman are yet another seed six rookie team. The Mitsubishi Pickup carried them to a nice second Group 5 DBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 7 $84.1_0 ' $89.10 Centerline Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6 $129.95 -·$135.95 15 X 10 $146.95 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 44 (702) 247-1266 We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX and fourth Group 2/5. John Shults and Doug Mitchell kept the Mazda RX-3 together long enough to collect a third in Group 5 and fifth in Group 2/5. William and Julie Yates drove their guard clearance impaired Toyota MR-2 to fourth in Group 5 and sixth in Group 2/5. Jay Streets and Al Kintigh dragged one ofJay's fleet of Toyota Corollas to fourth in Group 2 and seventh in Group 2/5. Scott and Tarnara Clark eased their way into a sixth in POT and a fifth in CRS GT in their yellow Subaru RX. Mark Durley and Allan McGuirl drove a Ford Focus ZX3 to a fifth in Group 2 and an eighth Group 2/5. Brady Dohrmann and Bran-don Smith hauled a Mazda RX-07 to fifth in Group 5 and ninth in Group 2/5. T".-'enty-seventh and last home was the team of Andrew Grady and Bill Culbertson. The seed six teain got a finish on the roughest starter even in many years by cruising home in their Toyota FX-16, and leaving seed six behind. Their in-group placings were sixth in Group 2 and 10th in the deep CRS Group 2/5 field. Saturday dawned early for the rally teams and crews, who were all working on sleep deprivation by this poiat. Park expose was out of town at the new county fair-grounds. Given all the damag\! from the night before teams were having to scramble to make the start of pare expose and the superstage. The course was a well laid out 0.5 mile course that showed off the cars to the crowd in the grandstands. Mark Nelson set the fastest time of the day, putting 0.02 on Mark Lovell and 0.04 on Noel Lawler and teammate Tim Pater-son. This was a prelude of things to come. While the Friday night stages have been moved from place to place over the years, the Satur-day rally venue is a fixture. The Saturday rally heads out across the open plains, climb up to the mountain pass, and drop down into Jerome, then head off on a dirt road from the Gold King Mine out into the Chino Valley. The cars run out to Charcoal Canyon where they turn around and run back toward Jerome and then transit home to Prescott. Forecast was for scattered show-ers in the afternoon, but this was up in the mountains where show-ers can mean 1nuch, 1nuch more. The starting order for the na-tional showed Lovell clear of Lawler by about 1. 70, and Nel-son back another five minutes or so after a careful start Friday night. The first stage is often referred to as Henry Joy's stage, because of his big roll on it four years ago. The exposures are very large, the roads are wide and fast, but there are some exposed rocks. It was • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless Fuel Sale's "Pro Cell" is our top-of-the-line racing cell that comes ready to super-tough, triple coated construction • 1 0 year Bladder warranty • Safety foam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3,'SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (BOD) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience install and it's backed by a e for more info call or write to: lull 10 year warranty. Aircraft Rubber/Fuel Safe El SAf 63257 Nels Anderson Road 'Bend, Oregon 97701 Radng(,e/Js (5-41) 388-0203 (5-41 )388-0307 fax January 2002 one of those that started Henry barrel rolling 200 yards down the hill. The fastest cars will reach well over 100 mph, and everyone will see at least fourth gear on this blast along the ridge. The finish order for the stage was Nelson, Lovell, Paterson and Havas. Noel Lawler was report-ing some transmission trouble and lost nearly a minute, making a ProDrive win look increasingly probable. Whitty Tom is another very fast stage, this one out in the heart of Chino Valley, with a twisty sec-tion in the center and stretches of 100 mph plus at the beginning and end. The exposures are less and exposed rocks are less com-mon. It is another stage for fast, powerful cars. Mark Nelson's TAD prepped EVO VI showed its awesome power again by taking the stage. The order was Nelson, Lawler, Lovell, Paterson, Steve Gingras and Roger Hull. These cars all wet under seven minutes on the stage. Gingras was in the sole running Knight Subaru, and Hull is a lo- · cal POT pilot and organizer, who was making use of excellent local road knowledge. One car DNF' ed on the stage, the Dohrmann en-try. A brief service was scheduled, and then went off to the turn around Charcoal Canyon, the roughest roads of the day, and also some of the fastest and tricki-est, with flat out over crests, a tempting spectator 90 right, and some technical rough stuff that always catches somebody out. Mark Nelson put half a minute on Lovell, the only car" to go un-der 11 minutes. A number of cars went under 12 minutes, includ-ing; Lovell, Paterson, Kosmides, Lawler, Havas, Dave Coleman, Keith Roper, and Peter Workum. At the turn around,· Andrew Havas was replumbing his car. He had to reroute the oil cooler, be-cause he had picked up a hole. He substituted his tranny cooler in its place with help from a num-ber of teams. · On the trip back our Lovell dropped the hammer and clocked a 10.57, besting Nelson by a half minute. Tim Paterson also dropped into the 10 minute bracket. Go-ing under 12 was Kos~ides, Lawler, Roper, Havas, Roger Hull, Dave Turner,. and Lauchlin O'Sullivan. Not re-turning from the cany.on were three ·cars. Julius Vasari had been having tranny troubles all weekend, and finally' dropped out. So did Steve Gingras in the last Knight Subaru car. The Pennington Dusty Times

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The VW Rabbit of Jon Hamilton and Ken Sabo finished second in the Still recovering from the corner, Bruce Brown and Bob Moe went on All pretty and shiny Street's Corolla, Mil/en's Evo 6.5 and Chavez's Group 2 category at the Prescott Forest Rally. to take second place in GT. _G_ti=a~w._a_it_t_he~ca~l=I t_o=a~rm_ s_. -~--~-~~--~~--car also stopped on this stage. Turner and Chad Dykes days. andfirstinGroup2/5.Tony ToyotaCorollato·l9thover-The sky was starting to trucked in ninth overall in The Saturday club event Chavez and Doug Robinson all at 1: 15:44. They collected look very dark after the ser-the red Jeep Cherokee, clock-was won by Mark Nelson and were next to finish at a fourth in Production and a vice on the way out of Char-ing a 2:21:37, locking in an Alex Gelsomino at 54:50. 1:07:38 for first in Club Pro-fifth in Stock class. Greg coal Canyon. Up in the 11th over.all and seventh in Second was Keith Roper and duction and second in Stock Pachman and Ray Summers mountains were huge light-Open. Tony Chavez and Chrissy Beavis in a Galant class. David Rodgers and Bill were 20th in their red white ning bolts, the kind you al-Doug Robinson were back in VR-4 at 1:01:49, giving the Vohs were 12th in a Mitsubi-and blue Ford Escape for a most never see in person, big, 12th overall but were first in first in POT and CRS GT. shi Pickup at 1: 10:20. They second-in Group 5 and a powerful, awesome lightning Production in their Bilstein/ Lauchlin O'Sullivan and John got second in Production and sixth in Group 2/5. Brian strikes. Texaco VW Golf GTI, taking Dillon were third overall and third in CRS class. Scott and Doug Reid com-Everyone raced back up them one step closer to a na-second in POT in an Eclipse CRS veteran Terry pleted their fin;;t rally in 21st WhittyTom,withonlyfourcars tional title. Tad Ohtake and at 1:01:55. Peter Workum Stonecipher and Jeff Bruett overall. They managed a fin-dropping under four minutes. Bob Martin are national cam-and Claire Chizma restarted were next in another Pickup. ish in their Eclipse in a time They were Lovell, Nelson, Pater-paigners who have a turbo-Saturday and brought the Their Toyota bumped along of 1: 17:04. They also col-son and Lawler. The only car to charged Ford Escort ZX2 dusty yellow Subaru Impreza to a third in Production and _ lected a fifth in POT and a stoponthestage·wasRogerHulL which finished back in 13th inat 1:02:06, garnering a sec-fourth in CRS Stock. Rich-fourth in CRS GT to go The last stage was started overall but got a second ond Open and third in CRS ard Byford and Fran Olson along with a newly minted into the fierce looking storm. Group 5 for being cons is-Open 4 WD. Wyeth were 14th overall, third in seed five status. Brian and Six cars made it down the tent. In 14th overall and sec-Gublemann and Therin Pace Group 2, and second in Ken Flees are another seed six road before the stage was ond place in Production was were firth overall, third in Group 2/5. Mark Durley and graduate in a Subaru RX. called due to hail. The road the team of Craig Peeper and SCCA Open, and fourth on Allan McGuirl were 15th Their first rally finish was -----,and hi Hs ides-we-Fe--w-h-i-re--wi th I a n-Beva-n-i-n---a---re·Fd-F 0eus at C-R-S---Gpe-n--¾WB- a-t- 1---:-0 2: 5 7-. -overa-1+--i-n--a-Ford-Focus ZX-3--2-2-n-d---o-v-era-l-l--a-t 1 : 1-8-:-+ .... _--~ hail, the surface turned into 2:33:54. Jon Hamilton and Sixth overall at 1 :03: 14 was at 1: 14:44. Their share of the Bryan Ackerman and David a muddy, slippery slush. Re-Ken Sabo were 15th overall George Plsek and Ronan glory was a fourth in Group Weiman are another seed sex ports had hail of depths up in a VW Rabbit at 2:36:48, Burke. Stephan Verdier and 2 and a third in Group 2/5. team in a Mitsubishi PU who to four inches: The lead car's good enough for a distant Allan Walker were in seventh William Yates/Julie Yates turned a 1: 19: 17 for 23rd times dropped from under second in Group 2. Richard overall at 1:03: i3 in a Mazda were 16th overall, first in overall. Twenty-fourth overall eight minutes to under 12 Byford and Fran Olson were 323 GTX at 1:03: 15. They Group 5 and fourth' in was Scott and Tamara Clark minutes due to conditions. 16th overall and second in took home trophies for third Group 2./5. Jay Streets and in a Subaru RX. John Shults Because of the risks from the Group ·2 in their '71 BMW in POT and second CRS GT. Al Kintigh "'!ere 17th at and Doug Mitchell were back huge exposures and the 2002. Next in is the dynamic Dave Turner and Chad Dykes I: 14:54 for a fifth-in Group · in 25th 0verall in their weather, the remaining cars· duo of Bruce Brown and Rob collected fifth in Open and 2 and another fifth in Group Mazda RX-3 at 1:40:10. Back were transited. It made for a Moe in the appliance white sixth in CRS Open 4WD. 2/5. Bruce Brown and Bob in 26th overall was Kyle wild finale to one of the Subaru Impreza. They took Ninth overall and the first Moe were next in at 1:15:37 ChildersandMikeKellywhogave toughest races in the year in a nice second in POT for 2WD car was Chris Burns for a fourth in GT and a third the BMW 323 IX a beating the SCCA Pro Rally. their trouble. The 18th car and Brad Boli in a Road Race CRS GT. Mike and Linda day before but finished Saturday The national event was led in was William and Julie Engineering Eclipse. They Masano drove their new at 2:06:55. ..-lb by Mark Lovell and Mike Yates in a supercharged clocked a 1:05:11 for a fi.rst Kidd in a Pro Drive Subaru Toyota MR-2, netting a third i_n Group 2 and first in Stock lmpreza with a time of Group 5 . The 19th car home class. Just behind, and 10th 2:05:56. This win gave them was Jay Streets and Al overall, Dave Coleman and a lock on the championship, Kintigh in a Toyota Corolla, Paul Timmerman brought shutting out the challenge giving them a hard fought the rally beater Datsun 510 from Seamus Burke. Noel fourth in Group 2. Seventeen home to stop the clock after Lawler and Charles Bradley cars DNF'ed out df the na-1:05:43. This gave them tro-were second in the Hyundai tional event after the two phies for second in Group 2 Tiburon at 2: 10:45 after los-ing some time with transmis-sion problems. This is one of the best finishes in memory for a team that struggled all year. Mark Nelson and Alex Gelsomino put in their best finish ever for third place in the Silver TAD prepared Lancer EVO VI. They were only 30 seconds out of sec-ond, and were showing new speed thanks in part to Mark's rally school efforts. Tim Paterson and Scott Fer-guson were fourth overall in a Lancer EVO IV, 40 seconds behind, Andrew Havas and John Allen were a fine fifth overall and th e first 2WD car. T hey drove the bright orange Mazda RX-7 to a first in Group 5 . Ralph Kosmides and Joe Nayes were sixth over-all and first in Group N in their Irvine Subaru WRX. Locals Lauchli1 O'Sullivan and John Dillon were seventb · overall at 2: 19:05 and t'ir POT. George Plsel· .. with Ronan Bu,k" t , in eighth overall in the Add1 Quattro S2 at 2:20:55. 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FRT SUPERSTITION 250 overall Goes To McCallums_ _By Judy Smith Photos: C&C Race Photography Larry and Shawn McCallum took the Class 1 win as well as the overall in their very good looking Toyota powered Jimco. arry an hawn Mc-Callum. had a near-per-fect evening at the FRT Superstition 250 to take the overall win in their Toyota powered Class 1 J'imco. This event, which started at 4:00 p.m., took advantage of the great weather in the low desert in the fall, and had nice gentle breezes clearing the dust for most of the evening. But there was a deadly lull immediately after the sun went be-hind.: the .mountains, when no breezes blew at all. Racers were reduced to feeling their way around the course for a while. It was a 22 mile long loop, in the Plaster City East OHV area, and most entries were re-quired to run ten laps. The Sportsman cars drove only eight laps however, and Class 11 ra~ seve~. That worked out equitably. There was an added purse of $2,000 to be awarded to the Class 1 winner for this race, put up by Affordable Rain Gutters and Palomar Communications. Things were a little e_dgy the day before the race, when most of the entrants came to pre-run. The BLM had a Ranger our patrolling the area, as they usually do, but this fellow was on the ball. He decided to check the race cars for green stickers. And he found some without any. Among them, Chuck Hovey, who'd had brain fade when he built the new car and forgot about it all together. It's ea;;y to do if a racer enters mostly Baja and/ or Nevada events where they're not required. For a while it seemed that Hovey might not be going to race, but he got over to the DMV in El Cent:ro and got his paperwork started and his fees paid, and that was enoughtosoothetheruffled feathers of the Ranger. Hovey had permission to race. But rsTRIC'JLY 'ERFORIWANCE there were oth-· ers who seemed doomed to sit it out. Then the BLM re-lent.ed, gave them all special dispensation for this event only and let it ride. But by the next event, the New Year's Eve Dun.away Dash, everyone will be ex.-peered to be le-gal. Page 46 (Juality product!i built in hou!ie along with Fabtech, PIAA, BFGoodrich, Weld, [amburg Engineering. Autofab, King 5hock!i, Fuel Safe, plu!i hundred§ of other quality product!i and acce!i!iorie!i. • Shacks • Rall Cages • Exhau!it Kits • Wheels Ii Tires • Suspension Kits • Off Raad Bumpers • Custom Fabrication Tra11e/ Suspension Systems. Tall Free: [B66) 4B0-3556 B49 Mitchell Raad #402!, Newbury Park Tel: [B05) 4B0-3556 • Fax: [B05) 4B0-3557 §trictlyP-erformance .. net In Class 1, Hovey was first on the road,· and that gave him a clean run for one lap at least, and he took full ad-vantage by rack-ing up a time of 17:53 for the loop, and put-ting his V4 powered J imco into the lead. He had Larry McCallum, in January 2002 Tony Steingraber and Telly Philo took the uncontested 5-1600 win, had a few minor problems but kept on tor a 1 0 lap completion. that V6 3.2 literToyo ta pow-. c a r was just b a r ely running ere d car only 32 seconds be-for 1nuch o f the way and it hind him, in second place, w asn't until late in the and then it w a s Rob · schem e of things that they fi-Archibald, in his VS powered nally discovered he had a Raceco. plugged fuel filter. Jernigan, JasonJen1iganhadhisnew who'd had to weld up his Ford Class 7 truck running steering, lost a lot of time and in Class 1, with an eye on t;he was effectively out of it now, big purse, and Steve andArchibaldhaddropped Misciewicz was there in a out after five laps. Misciewicz C lass 1200 car, also hoping disappeared after seven. for son,e serious attrition at McCall um had no prob-the front of the pack. His lems and ran a couple n,ore 1835ccs were seriously out-steady laps to take the win, numbered but he could hope with Hovey back in and run-for longevity. ning hard, to finish second, By the end of the third lap followed in by Miller in third Hovey, who was coming place. around like clockwork, had Class 10 was next off the just less than three minutes line, and they had a really on McCallum. Archibald was good battle. Steve Mamer put another six minutes down, hisJimco into the lead right andjen,igan, looking good in away, but he had only 18 see-the truck, was yet another six onds on Steve Schmitz and minutes back. Cory Brewer in a Honda pow-Through the sixth lap ered Chenowth. In third, an-Hovey · kept coming otherthreesecondsbackit around on tirne, except was Ken Stroud in ·his that on the sixth lap SCORE LiteJimco, doing a when h e got to the great job with his VW-type trestle, where the cars suspension. . . He had a new run under the railroad motor with a Kenny Major tracks, a Baj a Bug was case and ,a new electronic ig-stuc k , and as he tried to n.ition, which combined to sneak through off to one · · give him a little more horse-side h_e tore off a couple power, he said. He was going of his lights. Shawn Mc-to need it. Callum had replaced his At the end of the third lap dad in their car, and Brewer and Schmitz had the he'd had a flat front tire. lead, but they had only 1-5 Hovey continued to hold seconds on Mamer, who was the lead through the seventh 23 seconds up on Stroud. lap, but on Lap 8 he broke Larry Wyatt and his 16-year an axle. He said it was thefirst old son, Mike, had already broken axle of his race career. faded away in their Toyota Hiscrewhustledouttomake powered Jimco, and John repairs, but McCall um Reed. and his Raceco had also · charged on, and went into failed to get around ·more the lead, a full 40 minutes up than once due to n,ajor rear on Hovey, who fell to second. shock problems. Brent Miller, in a Raceco pow-When they'd done six laps, ered by a 2800cc Type IV, Mamer had his dad, Jim, at was third, having had a fairly the wheel, and they were back miserabletimeofitsofar. His in the.lead: But it was still Greg Horr and Chuck Deck took the Class 11 win, their debut with FRT and their first night race as well. Dusty Times

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Julie Kem and Adam Pfankuch took the Class 9 lead on the eighth lap, then made some hasty repairs and took the coveted win. Steve Mamer and his dad, Jim actually ran an extra lap (11) but they were the big Class 10 winners. farewell season in a 5-1600. They had no competition ·this event, but went ahead and ran -all 10 laps, because if Stemmerman had a problem, they would have a chance at the overall points win. They had a good evening, giving rides to various helpers from races past. They did have ta replace a master cylinder, which cost about an hour, but they got it done and fin-ish_~tl five-minutes·be;:-hind the 5 car. They are in the process of building a Class 10 car, and as they ac-cumulate funds, ·they'll stick parts together, and after a while they'll be racing again. Sounds familiar. very close and they had only out of gas on the last lap and six minutes on Stroud. toby the crew had to bring him a Gaerin, driving his third race, supply. But he got the finish, now had his ex--Eddie Saxton and win, and now has a firm lead in the overall points. Also working on the sea-son points was th(l team of Tony Steingraber and Telly Philo, who are driving their Jody Mason had hi:s big blue Ford out to play, but his • Continued on page 48 car, a Jimco with a snazzy paint job, in third. Schmitz and Brewer never got their sixth lap done. Fud, who wants everyone to finish and have a good time, had been particularly eager for this team to finish, because Schmitz was .FRT history, having been the winner at the very first Superstition 250, some 18 years ago. Brady Turner and John Currier, af-ter four trouble-filled laps, ap-parently involvin g their front suspension, had also called it a night. Mamer kept coming around right on sch ed u le , havin g no problems, and h e had a lead of 10 minutes at the end of the ninth lap. Then by the end of Lap 10 he was 12 minutes up. Unfor-tunately, there was a flagging error (easy to do in the dark, when trying to keep track of a mess of cars for 10 laps) and he didn't get his checkered flag. So, while Mamer did an 11th lap, Stroud was flagged in as the first 10 car over the line. For a few heady minutes he thought he'd won with his 12 car, but reality took over very quickly, and he knew he'd taken a fine second place. Gaerin finished third only eight minutes behind him. Mamer got that 11th lap done wftb. no damage to his car or himself, and finally got to celebrate the victory. In Class 5, the Baja Bugs, Todd Stemmerman was deter-mined to get a finish, because he wanted to cinch his over-all FRT season points lead. Battling against all this deter-mination was Ken Schertzer, with a 2240cc motor powered his Bug. Stemmerman had him by just over a minute at the end of the first lap. They stayed close for another two laps, and then Schertzer dis-appeared, and Stemmerman went on to do all 10 laps, in order to earn those important points. He had a busy evening. He was stuck near Check 2 and needed to be pushed out of it. Then on Laps 4 and 5 his clutch wouldn't release, and there was a lot of fussing and wor-rying about that, but his crew solved it. He ran up on a coy-ote on the course at one point, a rare occurrence (coy-otes are usually smart enough to stay away) nd then he ran Dusty Times MENDEOLA RACING'S NEWEST OFFERING THE 'MDS' HITS 'BIG' AT THE PRIMM 300!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS IN CLASS 10 AND CLASS 12 CLASS 10 - 1st PLACE · CHRIS HARROLD #1006 limco-Honda (Major Performance) CLASS 12 -2ND PLACE MIKE COHEN #1205 TOM SCHILLING Jimco-VW (Wik's Racing) CLASS 12-1 ST PLACE KORY HALOPOFF #1214 HARLEY LETNER Bergdahl-VW (Dave Bonner) * An excellent compliment to off-road racing's finest chassis and engines * The perfect 5-speed gear system fro pre-runners and dual sport recreational vehicles * The MOS is now available from all authorized Mendeola Dealers 290 Trousdale Dr. #J Chula Vista, CA 91910 (619) 691-1000 Fax (619) 691-1324 January 2002 Page 47

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Chuck Hovey led Class 1 for seven laps, broke an axle and after Todd Stemmerman had all sorts of problems during his 1 0 lap excursion, John and Bob Manring broke an axle on the ninth lap, everybody else · repairs, soldiered on the finish, second in Class 1. but he managed to overcome them all and take the Class 5 win. in class was out so they were declared the winners in Class 1600. only competition had elected a biker who was trying out car further than Reynolds and eight minutes later they fin-Lindsey second in their to run as a Sportsman this racing for the first time, into Corfman, they would be de-ished their lap and pulled off Kernco. In third it was Paul time. Jody came in on a rope, the buggy. He looked good, cl a red the winner, even to the side of the course. It Kay and Steve Watson in a victim of a blown motor, a like a man with a future in-though neither team finished. seem.s the ring gear was going Toyota truck. By the end of rare thing for him. side a roll cage. Both cars Rodd Fantelli hadn't really away and Todd thought Char-the third lap Barbee had 13 The 1600 cars didn't cover kept moving along. But then planned to race this event, lie would like to drive a lap m1nutes on the girls, who themselves in glory this time. an ominous message came to but Charlie Bignell, his co-before it went completely. were driving at night for the Andy DeVercelly IV didn't Reynolds on the radio as he driver, talked him into it. So Problem was., Todd didn't first tin:1e. Kay and Watson, even get his Homebuilt chas-waited for Corfman to finish he hustled things together to know where the pit was be-whose lights were aimed sis around the first lap, and the eighth lap. "Something's get out to the race track, with cause the crew set it up after mostly at the moon, took Adam Pfankuch and Eric broken." And it sure was. about a half-day's notice, and the truck took off on the first nearly two hours to do their Allen ran their Jimco only the He'd lost his rear suspension, arrived on scene as Fud was lap. They had no radio be-lap and didn't go by again. one lap, looking for points, and perfonnedheroicallyjust flagging off the first few rac-cause they were installed in On the fourth lap, while and leaving Pfankuch free to to get the final mile or so ers. Not to worry, his class, the team's other truck which Lindsey was still getting used move into the Class 9 car he with either his rear adjuster, small trucks, starts at the rear was all prepped for the Baja to this nighttime driving, a was also signed on to. spring plate or torsion bar of the pack anyway .. But then 1000 and at home in the faster car caught up with her But Steve Reynolds had his gone south. The Man.ring they couldn't get the little shop. Fan.telli was finished. in the dust, smacked the car Bunderson working really team, by now almost an hour Ford off the trailer because He volunteered his services as in the left rear corner and fine, and h!:! took the lead, down, finished their eighth the battery was dead. A quick a car-spotter to help Ford and booted her off the track. with about six minutes on lap in good physical con.di-jump and they were off, only the scoring team keep track Lindsey and her passenger John and Bob Manring in tion and went out on their a few minutes late, and head-of were jolted, but not injured. their Circle W chassis. ninth. But then an.otheromi-in.gforthatgreen. flag. But the The Sportsman group had Their left spring plate had Reynolds, a real FRTveteran., nous radio message was motor quit and the crew had to cover only eight laps, bur_. been accordion pleated, the kept building his lead, but heard. They had broken an to pull the pit truck over to that turned· out to be too tire flattened and their race the Manring team ran steady axle on Pesky Perch, a terrible the race i:ruck and jump it many for most of them. Pat was at an end. laps behind him. little hill about half way again. Keystone cop time. Fi-Barbee had his big Ford in Burbee and his co-driver, Midway through the ra.ce around the course. Since nally, about nine minutes front of the group,· with Ted Godfrey, were having no ReynoldsputJasonCorfman., they'dgoneaboutahalflap late,theygotgoing.Twenty-Megan Allen ahd Cera problemsatallandtheycon-Page 48 January 2002 Dusty Times

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Brent Miller's Raceco was diagnosed with a plugged fuel filter and then Ken Stroud ran his SCORE Lite car to a very nice second place in Pat Barbee and Ted Godfrey had a trouble free run and took the Sportsman win with ease in the big Ford pickup. he turned up the wick-for a third place in Class 1. Class 10, he thought he'd won due to a flagging error. tinued to tick off the laps at Class 9 car (or a 1600 car). tried, but the poor tired mo-regular intervals. They got At the end of Lap 7 Palmer tor had given up. Pfankuch their finish, and win, and in-had only seven seconds on and Kern took the win, and cidentally, itwasthefirstfin-Pfankuch.Andaftereightlaps Somers and Palmer camJ ish ever for the truck. Pfankuch and Kern had three home on a tow strap. Class 9 had a fierce battle. minutes on Palmer and Som-The Class 11 racers had to Troy Somers got a good lead ers. Their teams gathered complete only seven laps,but going in his Jimco, when Julie around the finish line in a they got a lot of hard racing Kern hit a ditch too hard and friendly bunch, cheering on out of those laps. To start blew a balljoint on the first both drivers. On the ninth out", Dave Hendrickson, who lap. Her Kie Racing chassis · lap Pfankuch broke the other had his 12 year old son, needed about 30 minutes balljoirtt. Robby, riding with him, worth of repairs. Her efficient The repair cost about 10 broke a c.v. on the first lap crew got her moving again, minutes chis time, but it was up on Pesky Perch (busy and after three laps, she was enough for Palmer to go back place). So Greg Horr went still about 30 minutes down. into the lead. At the end of into the lead, and he had 34 Now Adam Pfankuch took the ninth lap Pfankuch and minutes, or almost a full lap over the drive. At the end of Somers had four and a half on Hendrickson at the end of the fifth lap Somers' lead had minutes. Pfankuch was going one lap. He needed it as it dropped to 13 minutes. Now to try to make it up. But turned out. Somers got out of the car and then disaster struck. As he Horr developed a clutch put Wally Palmer in to drive. headed up Pesky Perch, problem, and his crew had to Palmer had been a passenger Palmer's motor quit. He ra-do some adjusting. Hendrick.-in many good race cars, but dioed in that the oil light was son lost a rotor on the next this was his first time at the on and the motor had lap, and borrowed one from wheel. stopped, ~hat to do? His Horr. Now Horr had a lead Palmer looked good, but crew cold him to add oil, fire of 49 minutes. This was the Pfankuchishardtobeatina it up and come on in. He firstFudraceforHorrandhis co-driver, Chuck Deck, and needed a ten lap race. they were liking it, except for Deck had no mechanical when the wind quit and the· trouble and figured out "dusthunglikefog." the night racing thing At the end of the third just fine. Horr and Deck lap Horr had 50 min-took the win, with just uces, and Hendrickson seven minutes to spare. got out and put Jake -All the racing was over Batulis into his car co by about 10:30, which finish the race. Horr's me·ant most of the teams lead dropped to 39 min-got a good night's sleep uces by the end of the before enjoying the era-fourth lap. He got out ditional Fud post-race and Deck took over and brunch of doughnuts by the end of Lap 5 . he and coffee the next had 38 minutes. Deck morning. was not only having to The final FRT race of learn his way around the the 2001 season will be Fud course, but he was the New Year's Eve ·experiencing his very Dunaway Dash. This is first night race. always a fine opportunity Batulis had to enjoy some terrific Hendrickson's car fairly desert weather and fiet in zipping along now, and a lot of good off roading he was avoiding prob-at the same time. but be lems, and whittled at the forewarned that the BLM Horr and Deck lead with will be checking chose every lap. He really green stickers. __ . .,.,, A fll -PRIPARIJIN fAIILITY DIDICATII TO .. QUAllTfWDII • Preparanon • Fabriciion achile Work • Shock Service « "[½ -/1 ik1=t ;, ~~ • Race lllgistics Dusty Times January 2002 Page 49

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MOJAVE DESERT RACING, INC.· STODDARD 200 season Finale Brings 77 Racers Ta Barstow By Sheryl Cannon Photos: Trackside Photo Richard Boyle ran second for the first two l~ps, took the lead and took the overall as well as the Class with help from Tom Koch. twin The curtain fell on another superl., MDR season November 3rd, when the club's final race of 2001 was contested in Barstow. A determined cast of 77 took part, with nearly 50 members of that headstrong group reaching the checkered flag. There were far more plot twists than usual on track, since certain participants began the day with as many as three championships within their reach. That scenario led to an abundance of winners, most victorious on the day, many placing first for the season and one emerging as MDR's 2001 overall-points champion. The dramatic conclusion of this year's exciting MDR series took place, appropriately enough, on an absolutely gorgeous fall day. So whaddayousayw~get to crowning some champions? As so often is the case, a number of the day's fast lap times were posted on Lap 1. That included the fastest lap of the entire day, a 48:37 gem recorded by Class 100 racer Keith Cunningham. Shane Brown, who teamed up with Whit Courtenay, Class 1200 went to Mike Dill, he ran his four laps in five and a half hours in fast and secured Class 1000 fat lap honors with an ultra-quick 50:54. clocking on his initial loop. Class 725 racer Eduardo Gonzalez was another entrant who used his division's fast lap time (1:08:34) to establish an early lead. Likewise for James Hall in Class 850 (1:29:44) and Mark McKinley in Class 1100 (1:47:55). On the downside, four of the six competitors who posted their division's fast lap time on Lap 1 never reached the finish. Case in point, Aaron Osborn of Class 1450. Osborn's lead had nearly \. Joe Pate/Ii took the Class 8, lead on the third lap and took the win with seven minutes in hand. Dwaine Walters had a great run, no problems, a fast run and the Class 9 win and a 12 minute cushion at the flag. reached double digits by the time he completed his class best 1 :09: 16 opening lap. Unfortunately, it also proved to be his last coni.plete loop. A trio of Class 100 racers vied for the overall lead on Lap 2. Cunningham continued to show the way, but Richard Boyle and Wayne Lugo were hot on his heels. Craig Forrest turned it up a notch on his second loop, taking over the Class 1600 lead and securing that division's fast lap honors (53:49) in the process. Dan Vance's first time was downright painful, when compared to his second time around. After requiring more than three hours to comp'lete 'his .opening loop, DV posted a much more Vance-like clocking (56:09) on Lap 2. Class 550 competitor consistent time. · Eduardo Gonzalez led a, ... ;'7e way in Class 725, half an hour ahead of his competition. . Jeffrey Sack had one of those "good news, bad news" experiences during his second tour of the Barstow course. The good news was Sack emerged from Lap 2 with Class 550 fast lap honors (1:06:00). The bad news was his inability to complete No.3. At least Sack found himself in good company, when pacesetter, Keith Cunningham, also exited prematurely.during Lap 3. With their speedy classmate out of the running, Boyle and Lugo began to slowly pull away from the field. Lap 3 worked out well for Scott Sells and Mike Dill. Sells took control of Class 700 by posting that division's fast lap time (1:06:20). Dill, meanwhile, claimed Class 1200 fast lap honors (1:20:46), building an insurmountable lead in the process. Lap 3 also represented the final loop for entrants competing-in Classes 1100, 1300 and 1450. Mark McKinley was the lone 1100 entra0nt. That fact probably didn't dampen "Big Mac's" post-race victory celebration however, as McKinley emerged with both a first on the day and the MOR Class 1100 championship. Johnny Stix, who took over for McKinley for the final half of the race, reported only minor problems. "We lost the brakes on Lap 3 and hit a couple rocks, but everything else went pretty well," said Stix. In Class 1300, Michael Parr appeared to save his best for last. Parr secured fast lap honors with a fine 1 :08:00 final loop, which Steve Ruddick took the Class 1450 lead when it counted, on the last lap and he got the coveted checkered flag. Page so Dave Cua counted his blessings, he took the Class 5 win by a mere 32 seconds, but · win he did. January 2002 Continued on page 52 Dusty Times

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Wayne Lugo gave it all he had but was only able to gamer second spot Eric Heiden had big problems on the first lap but he kept plugging along Greg Crew led the first lap, had problems on lap 2, and ended up third in Class 1, second overall. and came in for third in Class B, well off the pace. carried him to an easy 48 minute There was a tight battle in Class placed third, checked in three victory over Class 1300 runner-1450, where nine minutes was all minutes back of Thompson. up Clare Ross. Parr's win; ·that separated the top four Growewasthirdbestontheday, accomplished in 3:26: 13 (37.5 finishers. Barrie Thompson held but a runaway winner of the mph), also gave him the 2001 an eight minute advantage going Class 1450 season championship. Class 1300 championship. into the third and finallap. Steve His 314 points was the third "Smooth and easy, pretty much Ruddick, however, closed strongly highest total accumulated. Mike cruise control". was Parr's totagThompsonandscorethe DeFeliceclaimedfourthplacein description of the last leg of his win. Ruddick' s late charge his racing debut, arriving just over title run. "After last race, all we resulted in a four minute margin a minute after Growe. Casey did was wash it," said Parr, who of victory and a final time of Currie ~nd Co. took fifth, Mike added, "we stopped only once, 4: 11:46 (30. 7 mph). Thompson Barnett followed in sixth, Craig for gas." Greg Crew checked in was elated, despite earning 1450 Pearson wound up seventh and * 15 minutes back of Ross, to runner-up honors for the day the eighth and final Class 1450 finish in third place. James and the year. "We won the battle finisher was Bill Frey Ill. Jimenez/Nick Lyons (fourth) and and the war," said Thompson, Entr~nts from Classes 1200 Art Zabala/John Daly (fifth) referring to his capturing of the and 1400 were the only racers completed the order. of Class JeepSpeed championship. Keith handed four lap assignments. The 1300 finishers. Growe, whose bro~her Mark aforementioned Dan Vance was -TIie Dlfferencel Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Features steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. Adjustable balance bar for precise front/rear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-20480 Fluidyne Heat exchangers & Transmission Coolers DUN-0830500 Heat Exchanger DUN-0830503 Heat Exchanger DUN-08305~ Heat Exchanger DUN~DB30612 Trans Cooler w/Fan 2-pc Aluminum Drums Driving Suits Standard Fire Retardant Cotton Proban Driving Suits. Race Prep'ed CV 's • MCK-0250-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-930 · MCK-0251-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-934 IRS Axles from Sway-A-Way™ For more information give us a call or visit us online @ Page 52 January 2002 in the Class 1300 battle. · Mark Dee had it all his way in Class 5-1600, he took the gold medal with over an hour in hand at the flag. the day's lone 1400 entrant. Unfortunately for DV, his six hour effort came up a bit short. Not so for Class 1200 competitors Mike Dill and Larry Gross. Dill had the season championship locked up long before taking to the track. His winning 5:30:04 (31.3 mph) performance in this event-was merely icing on the cake. Gross finished a distant second on the day and the season. _· ·Jumping back to the body of the race, not a whole lot had changed in the running order. Boyle and Lugo, the front-running Class 100 duo, continued their private duel. Boyle appeared to be gaining the upper hand, as his lead over Lugo increased from four minutes to double digits during Lap 4 . One other newsworthy note from the race's -semi-final loop, was Eric Heiden's posting of Class 800 fast lap time (1:00:03). The fifth and final lap was a defining moment for some and an exercise in futility for others. For Richard Boyle, it proved oh so Continued on page 54 Craig Forrest had a real fight on his hands in Class 1600, but he persevered and took the win by three minutes. Mike Parr went a bit faster each lap and easily secured his win in class 1300. Dusty Times

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' f. Barrie Thompson took second in the American Jeepspeed Division with just minor troubles on the last lap. Marl< McKinley was the sole entrant in Class 11 and he completed his James Jiminez had a slow first lap, then got going and took a fourth required four laps in just over six hours. p~l~a~ce_fin_is~h~in_C_l~as~s_13_0_0~. ~ -~---~---~~~~ sweet. Somewhere along the way to earning the title 2001 "Stoddard 200 Champion", Boyle turned matters over to his trusted friend Tom Koch. Obligingly, Koch put the finishing touches on the team's 4:12:12 (51.1 mph) masterpiece. Boyle and Koch emerged with far more than just their 11 minute 30 second victory over Class lO0·and whose third in Class 100 left him In Class 1600, Craig Forrest back on," said Forrest. CF' s final overall race runner-up Wayne two points shy of Boyle's season managed to hold off Brian Logan time of 4:38: 14 (46.4 mph) gave Lugo. They also came away with total.John Becker finished fourth to score the win. Forrest had his him a three minute victory over the 2001 MOR Class 100 inlO0,missingthirdbyascant alternatorbeltcomeofftwice· loganandthirdplaceinoverall championship. "We ran trouble 17 seconds. Both he and Pomeroy during the race. "I jumped out scoring. Logan, the runner-up in free, and never stopped," said a averaged a solid 45.0 mph on the and fixed it," he said, referring to . 1600 and fourth overall, gave the jubilant Koch after completing his day. Josh Waddell claimed that the first time the belt came off. winner all he could handle, while team's money run. It had to be a division's fifth spot and Andrew "On the last lap it popped off stopping the clock in 4:41: 25 tough pill to swallow for Gastonwasthesixthandfinal again,butluckilyitwasnearsome (45.8mph).BrianSteeleproved Defending Champ Troy Pomeroy, Class 100 finisher. people and they helped put it third best on the day, but king of Brian Logan tried with might and main but he ended up second in Class It looked like Brian Steele was on a roll but a slowdown on laps three George Seeley's good looking Class 5 bug was a bit off the pace, he 1600, three minutes off the winning pace. and four dropped him to a third place finish. finished third in poor showing for him. Page 54 January 2002 Quality· ive iATV-Dusty Times +

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Jerry Longo ran consistent laps but he was only able to grab the fourth finishing position in Class 1600. Dan Folts finished just off the podium in Class 9, consistent laps but only good enough for fourth place. Dan Owen gave it his all but was only able to gamer the second spot in Class 9, 12 minutes off the pace. the hill for the year. That's right. Not only did Steele claim the 2001 Cl~ss 1600 championship, he also outscored all racers (329) to earn MD R's year-end points title. Jerry Longo, the final 1600 finisher, also had himself quite a season. In addition to finishing fourth in class and 18th overall in this event, Longo also placed second in 1600 for the year and clocking 4:51: 16 (44.3 mph). eighth in total points (278). The Class 1600 winner and ·1n Class 1000, Whit season champion narrowly Courtenay punctuated missed adding a racer of the another championship year title to his list of season with a win. Courtenay accomplishments. Courtenay arrived 10 minutes ahead of wound up second in season 1000 runner-up Tony point totals (324), with five McLaren/Kelly Smith, while fewer than Brain Steele. All posting the day's eighth best five Class 1000 finishers managed to crack the day's season, which included a top 20 in overall scoring. second in 1000 for the year Joining Courtenay and and seventh (284) in total McLaren were Richard points. Lesher who placed third Moving over to Class 500, 04th), Darrin Blood who there was a very close battle finished fourth ( 16th) and for the win. Dave Cua and Terrie Tavis who was fifth J o h n Criswell took turns (19th). Incidentally, Tavis leading their classmates on had herself a highly successful Continued on page 56 Troy Pomeroy ran a long third place in Class 1 and it cost him the Fourth place in Class 1400 went to Mike DeFelice, only nine minutes repeat championship for the class. Second place in the Class 1200 conflict went to Larry Gross. out of the class win in his racing debut. Dusty Times for helping boil ·a 100° Class 1 WINNER lJ Kennedy FAT Performance PCI Radios Bonanni Development BFGoodrich ... and all our world famous Pit auvs! .,...Cal.TIME THE MIGHTY METAL ~ RAC/1111 SlloJt January 2002 Page 55 •

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II, Tom Bohla had a horrible second lap but he was able to take second Kevin Kopitch got himself a nice third place in Class 9 in his super sano John Criswell's slow fourth lap cost him dearly, he finished second in place in 5-1600. car. Class 5 by 32 seconds. ===;;==== = ============= Clare Ross' lap times were a bit off the pace but second place was well Mark Growe ran well but only well enough to grab third piace in Class Tony McLaren was second best in Class 1 o, a slow lap at the end in hand. 1400. costing him dearly, but a silver medal is nice too. the day. Criswell held about moved up to challenge for the the 900 scoring. Despite his season of racing. In closing, 900: Dan Folts, Dan Owen, a five minute lead entering lead. Patelli and Klenske fourth on the day, Folts easily we salute the top three Cody Rash. Class 1000: the final loop, but Cua was pullec;l. clear of their captured the season finishers in each division for Whit Courtenay, Terrie far from finished. When he classmates and battled all the championship. His excellent ~he 2001 season. Congrats to Tavis, Tom Jandt, Jr. Class needed it most, DC sped to way to the finish. Patelli's total of 311 points placed all, and see you next year. 1100: Mark McKinley, Jeff Class 500 fast lap time determination paid off big, as Folts fourth in year-end Class 100: Richard Boyle, Anderson, Dennis Sletten. (53:56) to eek out a 32 ' he wound up winning the scoring. Owen was the 900 Troy Pomeroy, Andrew Class 1200: Mike Dill, Larry second win. His 4:55 :41 battle and the war. Patelli's runner-up in points and Rash Gaston. Class too: John Gross, Nicholas Beall. Class (43 .6 mph) performance time of 5: 18:05 (40.6 mph) wound up third. A trio of Criswell, George Seeley, 1300: Michael Parr, Greg relegated Criswell to the gave him a seven minute win entrants saw action in Class Steve Griffith. Class 550: Crew, Art Zabala. Class runner-up spot. it's a shame over Klenske, and the 2001 700. Unfortunately for Jeff Kurt Puhl, Curt Geer, Tom 1400: Martyn Atkins, Dan Criswell had to lose, but _in Class 800 championship. Richardson and Ron Smith, Bolha. Class 700: Scott Vance, Billy Bunch. Class aii actuality, he didn't. "We iost the aiternator, but neither was able to complete Sells, Ron Sinith, Jeff 1450: -Mark Growe, That's because JC emerged our Optima battery lasted the his five lap assignment within Richardson. Class 725: Steve Barrie Thompson, Steve with the 2001 Class 500 whole race," said Patelli. the allotted time limit. That Jacketti, Eduardo Gonzalez, Ruddick. Class 1600: championship. George "And Mickey Thompson tires left all the victory spoils for Stacy Fay. Class 800: Joe Brian Steele, Jerry Longo, Seeley, who wound up third are the best," he added. Scott Sells. Sells' winning Patelli, Eric Heiden, Mike Brad Inch. Overall Season on the day and second for the "This course was pretty rough time was 7:31:06 (28.6 mph). Ismail. Class 850: James Points Champion: Brian year, was the final Class 500 and rocky, but we had no "Double S" out-scored these Hall, Billy Hayden. Class Steele. · finisher. flats and no punctures." same two rivals to claim the A party of five saw action Klenske, who earned runner-700 season championship, in Class 550. That group was up honors for the day, took with Smith edging lessened by one however.after fourth for the season. Eric Richardson for second place. each of the first three laps. Heiden finished a distant A field of four squared-off in That left matters in the third, but claimed runner-up Class 7 25. Eduardo hands of Mark Dee and Tom in season points. Mike Gonzalez grabbed the early Bolha. After the pair put up Ismail, who placed third in lead, with Jamie Campbell matching times on Lap 1, Dee the points chase, was the and Kathy Fay in hot pursuit opened up a commanding fourth and final finisher in from the second and third lead on Lap 2. It was clear 800. In Class 900, the day spots. Steve J acketti was sailing from that point, as belonged to Dwaine Walters. trailing after the first loop, Dee cruised to victory in Walters posted 900 fast lap but, when Campbell and Fay · 5:52:37 (36.6 mph). Bolha time on Lap 5, and also won had problems on Lap 2 he averaged a shade over 30 mph his class with a time of quickly moved into second. and required seven-plus hours 5:33:28 (38.7 mph). Dan Jacketti shaved time off of to secure Class 550 runner-Owen finished second, 12+ Gonzalez' lead on Laps 2 and up honors. Another field of minutes behind the winner. 3, before losing considerable five set out in.Class 800. Josh Kevin Kopitch took third, ground during Lap 4 . . Klenske sped to the early Dan Folts was fourth and Gonzalez was home-free at ScottSellsjustwalkedawaywiththeC/ass700win,hiscompetitionwashalfanhour lead. On Lap 2, Joe Pacelli Cody Rash (fifth) completed that point, and he went on _be_h_in_d_h_im~·-· ----------------------c)1.CTIU.5 R~ciNG to win with relative ease in 6:36:22 (32.5 mph). Jacketti was second best this day, requiring 7:13:09 to RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL, SHOE!, SIMPSON Helmets SNELL 95, SA 95 FOR SODA Complete Blower Systems for single or double seat cars. Helmet conversions, cool boxes, CompleteJine of PYROTECT, FILLER Safety Products & BE Motorsports. We ship UPS daily. From $299.00 'Helmet & Skirt Vi~-Mastercard complete · his five . laps. Whit Courtenay took the Class 1 0 win, running very fast and taking his place on the podium with 1 0 minutes in hand at the end. Campbell arrived at the finish after the allotted time limit, and Fay fell victim to a sheared spindle and leaking differential. Gonzalez and Jacketti also finished the season in the top two spots, though their positions were transposed. Jacketti was a clear-cut winner in that race, defeating Gonzalez by a 78 point m argin. That completes our look at this year's Stoddard 200. Con gratulatio ns to everyone at MOR for another great 5153 Bowden Avenue - San Di~o-:....-__::C~A:...-~9;;;.21:..l;.;,7_-__ 85_8_-;;;.27_9_-;;;.25..,0_9 ________________________________________ _ Page 56 January 2002 Dusty Times

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ESTERO INTERNATIONAL TommY Bradley Big Winner At Estero Beach By Sheryl Cannon Photos: Beryl Moore Tommy Bradley races with the chopper on his way to the coveted Super Truck 2 win at the Estero Beach International. The much-anticipated second race of Xtreme lnternational's 2001 off road short course series took place October 13-14. Nearly six full months after the opener was contested at beaut iful Estero Beach, short course specialists had made their way back to sunny Ensenada. As al-ways, Gerardo Novelo spared no expense in rolling out the red car-pet for racers, their fami-lies and teams. Race fans were treated to an excit-ing weekend of first rate competition, featuring some of the sport's brightest stars. The big-gest winner turned out to be Tommi Bradley, Jr., of Las Vegas, NV. Bradley simply overwhelmed his Super Truck 2 class ri-vals, and also a handful of others lined up to face him. The Souto family continued their yearly domination of this track's Rally car divi-sions, with Jorge win-ning Rally A and Daniel Rally B. Rick H useman departed with another first place trophy, after proving best overall in the Champ Truck class. In the Formula 2 class, Jerry ' helchel made a triumphant return to Es-tero Beach by turning in a fine first place perfor-mance. The weekend began with a Saturday morning Safari class race, which featured a compact field of four. Chris Moreno assumed com-mand at once, and played "come catch me" with his three rivals. Sean Parsons raced nearest Moreno early and late, but no-body was going to catch the race's front-runner. Moreno took 'em flag-to-flag, winning with rela-tive ease. Parsons fin-ished in second place, followed by Jesus Martinez i:~ third and Mark B a iley in fourth. Jerry Whelchel sails to victory at Estero Beach, taking the Formula 2 win in the ever good looking buggy. Cu[f LeDuc, ever the r;acer and the showman drove at full speed ahead and took the Super Truck 4 class win. Race 2 was comprised of two races from the Baja 1 class and another pair from the Baja 2 division. Gary Williams grabbed the holeshot, with his Baja 1 classmate Richard Barnsworth right be-hind. Dennis /McKenzie settled into the third spot, followed by Art Sa-vedra. Before the completion of Lap 2, Sa-vedra pulled off with en-g in e trouble. The re-maining trio continued on with Williams show-ing the w a y up front. There was no change in the running order, as Williams held sway to take first in Baja 1. Barnsworth finished steadily to claim that division's runner-up spot. Despite a concerted ef-fort by several course workers, Savedra was unable to rejoin the field. That meant Mc-Kenzie was in a class of his own, and the Baja 2 division winner. A field of five faced the starter for Race 3. Three of the five hailed from the For-mula 2 class, and the re-Jim my Dennis McKenzie went to flight school and it certainly paid off, seen Kimberly Anderson drove the great looking Bee Line car to victory in Chris Moreno lets no grass grow under his car, he flew to victory in here flying to victory in the Baja 2 Class. Formula 3. the Safari class at the Xtreme Estero Beach race. Daniel Souto does a nose dive as he heads to first in the Rally "B" Rick Hussman drove the neat looking Fabtech Ford to a nice Champ Matt Carter drove his "Snowbird" Ford to a nice victory in the Desert class. Truck victory. seen here in flight. _Tr_u_c_k_c_l_as_s_. ___________________ _ Page ss_ January 2002 Dusty Times

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The Desert Truck 7S class was the domain of Mait Cannon, shown Jimmy Nichols, always an avid competitor, runs the good looking Gary Williams flies straight and level in two cfasses, 1•1 in Baja 1 and here on his way to the class victory. Bo/ink car to a first place in Formula 1. a nice second spot in Formula 1. ~;;;;;;;;;;;;~~;;;;;;;;;;;;~ Jim McKenzie lost some of his fiberglass but he didn't need it to win · the Grand National Truck class. Jimmy O'Neil got a wee bit carried away at Estero, but he he/don to Flying very high and almost straight, Tony Mennigan went on to victory in the 125cc class. Nichols and Kimberly Anderson, raced unop-posed in Formula 1 and 3 respectively. Jerry Whelchel wasted no time separating himself from the field. Nichols was running second un-til rolling on .Lap 2. At that point, Steve Errea took over second and Jin:i Cast moved into third. There would be no further change in the running order, as Whelchel proved much the best, winning For-mula 2 by a distance. Errea claimed runner-up honors, and Cast had to settle for third. Nichols made up good ground af-ter being righted, and secured the Formula 2 class win. Anderson suf-fered a pair of rear flats, but returned for the fin-ish to place first in For-take second spot in Super Truck 2. mula 3. Race 4 featured com-petitors from the Rally A & B divisions, and also Class 11. A field of 10 took part, led by the dy-namic father and son duo of Jorge and Daniel Souto. Roberto Alcocer set off to the early lead, and maintained the edge into Lap 3. At that point, J ox:ge Sou to took over and that spelled doom for the remainder of the field. Souto led his over-matched rivals all the way to the checkered flag to place first in Rally A.• Gerardo Waumann was second to the finish, but first in Rally B. Next came Edward Everett, followed by Daniel Souto, Arturo Cabrera, Victor Cabrera and Ser-gio Gutierrez rounded out the scoring. Race 5 had a total of 12 starters. That dozen hailed from the 125cc and "Open" Motorcycle classes and the ATV Pro class. Richard Thorp and Salvador Hernandez battled for the early lead. Hert;iandez dis-posed of his pace rival on Lap 2, and was in total co1nmand until late in the contest. As the field approached the white flag, Ivan Navarrete, who had closed from 11th to second on Lap 2, bolted into the lead. His well-timed charge carried Navarrete to the MC Open class victory. Thorp managed to gral:;, the pass on Hernandez during the final lap to secure runner-up honors. In the 125cc class, Tony Mennigan and Emmanuel Verdugo claim~d the 1-2 spots respectively .. With respect to ATV action, the only information available concerned the ATV Pro class. In that division, it was Cinthya Miroia who emerged victorious. Race 6 consisted of Champ Truck and Desert Truck 7 & 7S class entrants. A field of seven took part. Rick Huseman flew off the starting line to grab the early lead. Matt Carter was a way second, followed by Gerardo N ovelo, Brian Cavitt and Mike Ellingson. Matt Can-non and Jack Mitman were the early trailers. Huseman was his usual ultra-fast self, as he continued to hold his mini-truckin' rivals at bay. Novelo moved into second on Lap 2, but soon thereaf-ter disappeared from action. Huseman had the Champ Truck class win in the bag, long before his rivals caught sight of the checkered flag. Carter was second to the fin-ish, to place first in the Desert Truck 7 class. Ellingson closed to claim Champ Truck runner-up hon-ors, in this his first race ever. Cavitt finished in third and Cannon was the Desert Truck 7S class winner. Saturday's final event fea-tured a richly talented field of eight starters from the full size truck divisions. Tommy Bradley, Jr. wasted little time making his way into the lead. Curt LeDuc raced second in the early going, followed by Evan Evans and Jimmy O'Neal. Lance Rhinehart, Jim McKenzie and Dan Cannon raced well off the pace. It didn't take long for everyone to realize that Bradley would not be denied. The Silver State resident showed the way every lap and won the Super Truck 2 class with ease. Evans checked in second, Rhinehart was up for third and O'Neal finished fourth. McKenzie scored the Grand National Continued on page 60 Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use J 50 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Some Uses: • Non Corrosive Polyethylene • One-Piece Seamless • Pit Truck Showers & Washdowns • Heavy Wall Construction • Cooking & Kitchen Facilities · • Extended Stay Water Storage Tanks • Bike Trailer Water Tanks • Car & Buggy Trailer Tanks • Pressure Washing Storage Tanks • Custom Fitting Locations • New Systems • Auxiliary Systems • Replacements O.E.M. Trailer & Van M~ . In uires Are Welcome RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX ·114-259-0759 • 15022 Parkwqy Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX l.)s to Receive a Free Catalog Dusty Times January 2002 Page 59

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Salvador Hernandez shows almost perfect form as he flies to victory in the Motorcycle Open class. Jim Cast gave it his all but he was only able to gamer second place in Formula 2. The Safari Class had some good racing and Sean Parsons finished a creditable second place in class. Truck class win, and Canon placed first in Stock Truck. One unfortunate note from Saturday's finale was some uncharacteristic engine trouble suffered by LeDuc. That development brought the racing portion ofLeDuc's weekend to a rather abrupt halt. Sunday's schedule called for two races in each division, with the exception of the Sa-fari class. And the way things turned out, it probably wouldn't have mattered any-way. That's because Chris Moreno dominated his Safari class rivals for a seco.nd straight time in Sunday's opener. Moreno took 'em flag-to-flag to claim the Safari class championship. Isaac Sarabia, who did not start on Saturday, placed second in the main and fourth overall. John Ehmke also missed Saturday's event, and his • BESTIN • SCORE • SNOR-• MDR • CODE • PRO DIRT*7"' • PRO TRUCK • WHIPLASH~ th~rd in the main placed him sixth overall. Sean Parsons claimed runner-up honors ·for the weekend, with a fourth place effort on Sunday. Jesus Martinez checked in fifth in the finale and third in over-all results. Despite finishing the main event on a rope, Mark Baily placed fifth in overall scoring. Race 2 featured an abbre-viated field of three from the Baja 1 and 2 classes. Gary Williams upped his record to two for two with another game Baja 1 class win:. Will-iams seized control from the outset and never did relin-quish the lead. Richard Barnsworth tried in vain to cling to the winner, but once again had to settle for runner-up honors. With no Baja 2 class rivals to deal with, Den-nis McKenzie followed the aforementioned pair across the finish to win uncontested. ..,,. ·-·· SIGN UP FOR VP TEAM OFFROAD RACE FUEL STARTING AT $2.95 PER GALLON. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS. Next-up was Sunday's first event for Formula class en-trants. A field of seven took part, but it was all Jimmy Nichols. Nichols proved quickest off the line and fast-est to the finish. This time the Alpine, CA racer had some Formula 1 class competition, but the result was still the same. Nichols easily earned victory number two on the weekend with a sparkling front-running gem. Jerry Whelchel also claimed a sec-ond straight victory by again proving best in Formula 2. Jim Cast earned Formula 2 runner-up honors, when best-ing third place finisher Steve Errea. Gary Williams re-turned to place second in Formula 1, while Kimberly Anderson was scoring an-other walkover win in For-mula 3. The Rally cars were up next, and Saturday's over-all winner, Jorge Souto, picked right up where he left Next up was Sunday's first off. Souto won the holeshot event for Champ and Desert and never looked back. In Truck competitors. To claiming his second straight everyone'~ surprise, Rick Rally A class win of the week-Huseman was away slowly and end, Souto turned backchal-his truck sounded awful. lenges from his son Daniel Mike Ellingson grabbed the and Sergio Gutierrez. It was early lead, followed by Matt Gutie=ez who finished dos-Carter and Gerardo Novelo. est to the overall winner, Huseman held the fourth which earned him a first in spot after Lap 1, but despite the Rally B class. Arturo his engine woes, was leading Cabrera took that division's the field after Lap 2. Perhaps runner-up honors, followed the sour luck suffered by his by Edward Everett in third competitors had something and Gerardo Waumann in to do. with it. It began when fourth. Race 5 featured 10 Matt Cannon "got into the Motorcycle and ATV en-loose stuff' and rolled. Then trants. Salvador Hernandez Novelo dropped out of sight was all the rage this time, as after his steering quickener he led his biking foes on a fu-broke. Ellingson appeared to tile chase. Hernandez tallied also be in trouble when pull-the MC Open class win over ing into th!:! hot-pit area, but runner-up JuanSaffon. In the he quickly jumped back into MC 125cc class, Tony the mix. Meanwhile, Huse-Mennigan emerged victori-man maintained his lead de-ous, with Emmanuel Verdugo spite experiencing intermit-taking second. tent power outages. At the IAMPION 'ROPHY TRUCK CHAMPION 2001 SCORE TROPHY TRUCK CHAMPION 2001 SCORE CLASS 1 CHAMPION 2001 SCORE OPEN PRO BIKE CHAMPION 2001 BEST IN THE DESERT CHAMPION Used by These Top Teams: Collins, Daman Jefferies, Enduro, Factory Honda, Fortin, Pro Truck Organization, Taylor Motor-sports, Terrible Herbst, Rivera and Wilsons Recommended by These Top Engine Builders: CALL: 909.674.9167 Visit Us Online: Patton, Shaver and Wiks Page 60 January 2002 Dusty Times

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Jack Mitman was another "Snowbird", shown here racing to a fine Mike Ellington gets ready for a landing on his way to a nice second Sergio Gutierrez drove his super sanitary VW to a fine second place second place in Desert Truck 7. place in Champ Truck. _in_t~h~e~R_a_ll"""y_B_c_a_te__,g"""o_ry...-._--- ~ ----~---~~ finish, it again was the the top tree finishers in the A prime example of just how event for full size trucks. to go the entire distance·. The "RocketMan"burnin'onhis RallyAclassallhailedfrom toughitistobeattheRiverside, Thanks to attrition, only a Simi Valley, CA garner was fumes up there alone. Ensenada, B.C., Mexico. It CA win machine. Ellingson had quarter remained for the rewarded with the Grand Na-Ellingson was the Champ was Jaime Rea.claiming the to settle for that division's run-grand finale. It didn't seem tional Truck division cham-Truck runner-up once more. runner-up honors, and Rob-ner-up spot and N ovelo -fin-to matter to appreciative race pionship. Despite seeing only Carter scored his second erto Alcoce r placed third. ished the weekend in third. fans, who thrilled one final limited action, Curt LeDuc Desert Truck 7 class victory The weekend finale for the In the Desert Truck 7 and 7s time to the high flying air landed first in Super Truck 4 oftheweekend.JackMitman bike classes was next on tap. classes, Carter and Cannon show of Tommy Bradley and and Dan Cannon, first in earned that division's runner-The top three MCQpendass both emerged unbeaten and Co. Bradley and Evan Evans Stock Truck. up spot. Brian Cavitt took competitors pulled out all with first place trophies. dueled through the early laps. And that concludes our thirdinChampTruckand thestopswhilevyingforthe Carter, of San Diego, CA, Next, Jimmy O'Neal took a recap of Xtreme CannonpickeduptheDesert maineventwin.JasonFove bested Mitman and Sarabia, shot at the Sin City speed-International's Estero 1.5 Truck 7s win. Tommy Brad-held the lead after one lap, the Desert Truck 7 division's ster. It was all for naught how-miles short course event. leyandCo.werefeaturedin but it was Salvador secondandthirdplacefinish-.ever, as Bradley repelled all Congratulations to the win-the day's next event. Bradley Hernandez on top after tow. ers respectively. Cannon, challenges to prove "baddest ners, an·d everyone else who and Carlos Ibarra looked like JuanSaffon took over on Lap who now calls Ontario, CA of the bad." The final Super helped make the show go. Avery drag racers coming out of the 3, and brought an abrupt end horne, simplified his task by Truck 2 standings found Bra-special thanks to Gerardo Novelo hole. Ibarra won the tothegameofmusicallead-scaring off any would-be 7s dleyfirst,O'Nealsecond,and andhisentireEsteroBeachHo: holeshot, with Bradley set-ers. Saffon proved best in the challengers. Lance Rhinehart third. Other tel staff for their warm hospital-ding into a stalking position. main, with Hernandez finish-The final race of the day than that trio, Jim McKenzie ity. Hope to see you all again soon. J1mmyO'Neal held the third ing up in second. Unfortu-and weekend was the main was the only competitor able Adios mis amigos. __ . .,,. spot after one lap, followed nately for Saffon, his strong by Evan Evans, Jim McKen-finish was a case of too little .zie, Lance Rhinehart and Don too late. Hernandez, another Cannon. Lap 3 was full of in the long line of talented surprises, including a pretty Ensenada, B.C., Mexico rac-nifty disappearing act turned ers, emerged as the overall in by Ibarra. Reportedly, ·en-MC Open class champion. gine trouble was to blame. Saffonsettled for second, and Bradley was racing on the Fove wound up third in main edge, iiteraiiy, as he narrowiy and overaii scoring. In the averted a roll, which at one MC 125cc division, Tony point found him doing a uni-Mennigan took it to his dass-cycle maneuver. Bradley's mates one more time. ·crew performed a lightning-Mennigan, from Hesperia, fast tire change in the hot pit CA, was best on both the day and "Rad Brad" was back on and the weekend. Emmanuel the same lap. Evan Evans, Verdugo earned runner-up meanwhile, had assumed honors with a good second in command.and the talented the main, and Rafael Munoz veteran took the field the rest finished in third. The one and oftheway. Evans claimed the only ATV Pro entrant, Super Truck 2 class win over Cinthya Mirola, soloed her runner-up Jimmy O'Neal. Jim way to the easiest of wins. McKenzie was next to finish, Next up was the weekend finale thereby securing another first for Champ Truck and Desert in the Grand National Truck Truck 7 & 7s competitors. The class. Rhinehart took third in line up featured a field of seven, Super Truck 2, and Bradley which very soon dwindled to six. wound up fourth. Sunday's Mike Ellingson was quickest off eighth race was the main the line, followed by Matt Carter event for Rally A and B class and Gerardo Novelo. Brian Cav-competitors. Jorge Souto was itt was away fourth, Isaac Sarabia looking to complete a week-raced in fifth, Matt Cannon fol-end sweep of the Rally A di-lowed in sixth, Jack Mitman was vision~ and ultimately he did seventh and Rick Huseman was just that. The race proved a at the back of the pack, trying in family affair from the outset, vain to nurse his dying drive 'with Souto grabbing the around the race course. Mean-holeshot and his son Daniel while, up front, Ellingson contin-running in the second spot. ued to show the way, with Novelci The Soutos continued to moving up strongly to challenge. dominate the field, with the Novelo drew even with the paces-only changes being Daniel etter on Lap 3, then took over taking over the lead on L ap command and set sail for home. 2. The outcom e was never in Ellingson was game, but Novelo doubt, as th e pair ran 1-2 all was not about to let victory elude the way to the checkered flag. him. The hornetown hero took the Daniel, who hails from San checkered flag and a long over-Diego, CA claimed the over-due win in the Champ Truck class. all Rally B class champion-Ellingson was second best on this ship by virtue of his win in occasion , followed by Carter, the m ain. With yet another wh o placed first in th e Dese::rt sp anking of his R ally A class Truck 7 class. Cavitt, Cannon rivals , J o rge S outo put the and Mitman completed the scor-finishing touches o n a p erfect ing, in th at order. Despite h is three for three weekend. It uncharacteristic du d in the main was a clean sweep fo r the lo-event, "Rocket Rick" still man-cal lad s in overall scoring, as aged to take first in C hamp Truck. Dusty Times FOR SALE . Riviera Racing/ Nick Baldwin All Wheel Drive Car ► Nye Frank engineered and built ► Robby Gordon Racing Shocks (Built and Tested) ► 700++ H.P. Leon Patton Chevy V-8 · ► Two Speed Automatic Transmission ► Dennis Cook Computer Controlkd A.W.D. Transfer Case (with Spare) ► 9" Ford Differentials (Front and Rear) ► 37" X 17" BFGoodrich Project'Tires ► Many-Many Spares ► Fastest Car in the Desert!!! Proven and Tested $95,000 oho Serious Inquires Only, Please contact Je!1")' Whelchel for more Details (949) 472-2024 January 2002 Page 61

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By Clive Skilton 2001 Season Report The first season of the American Racing JeepSpeed Challenge has been an unqualified success. The Mojave Desert Racing Association (M. D.R.) organized three races for JeepSpeed within their own six race series held in Caiifornia. Each event had over 100 co1.npetitors in various classes. Ridgecrest -April 21 Six JeepSpeed entrants braved the near freezing te1nperatures in the morning to 80 degrees at midday. Results: 1st: Ryan Wallace, Rancho Cordova, 45 points; 2nd: Barrie Tho1npson, Hesperia, 39 points; 3rd: Christopher Pit, San Diego, 33 points. Lucerne Valley -June 22 Ten JeepSpeed Cherokees entered, which included three not previously seen, in this scenic Lucerne race. Results: 1 s t : Billy Bunch, Coachella Valley, 50 points; 2nd: Barrie Thompson, Hesperia, 43 points; 3rd: Bill Frey, Orange, 36 points. Barstow -November 3 Many racers that were in the hun for 2001 Champion and 2001 Rookie of the Year took the starter flag at this popular location. Results: 1st: Barrie Thompson, Hesperia, 50 points; 2nd: Casey Currie, Anaheim, 43 points; 3rd: Mike Barnet, Orange, 36 points. *2001 AMERICAN RACING JEEPSPEED CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS* 1st: Barrie Thompson, 132 points; 2nd: (tie) Ryan Wallace, 72 points; 2nd: (tie) Casey Currie, 72 points. *2001 HOWE PERFORMANCE STEERING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR* I st: Ryan W allace (tie breaker based on entering all three events and one first place). At our three events in 2001, seven different names of the possible nine podium finishers illustrates the ex trc 1ne con1petitive and close racing as a result of our strict rules in the construction and perfonnance. of our JeepSpeed concept. In addition to the three race series, JeepSpeed cars and teams were seen at the BAJA 1000, Primm 300, Off Road Expo and several open houses at various California speed shops. Billy Bunch and John Kearney won two Class 3 SCORE International events at Primm and BAJA to take the Class 3 National Championship. Rally Round-up Dave Turner has been running his JeepSpeed Cherokee in the California Rally Series, and is in second place for the Open Division Championship with one event remaining at Laughlin on December 15. He also finished second in the Southern Pacific Division of the SCCA rally series which means he is invited to the National Run-offs next Spring. . Internet News Our website www. Jeeps peed. com continues to get over 3,000 hits a day from Jeep enthusiasts all over A1nerica and the rest of the world. Th is means we get l . 3 !nillion page hits a year. One of our Internet visitors was Adham Mostapha from Cairo, Egypt, who built a JeepSpeed Cherokee with our on-line help to co1npctc in the Rally of Egypt. He was running sixth overall and third in his class, against world class teams from Europe and Japan, before an unfortunate crash. Video A 2001 JeepSpeed video is in production by Rick Russell of Sidekick maps and video fame, and will be available in January. 2002 PLANS The American Racing JeepSpeed Challenge will double in size in its second year. Our championship will consist of all six Mojave Desert Racing Association events. Competition will count their best five results, allowing them to miss one race without penalty. The first race is at Barstow on !---F-iEE,---: lhiM Satellite Radio to Your Carl I DIRECTV I lftH'3 r--------, : 10% OFF : SYSTEM** I With purchase of I any Pioneer stereo, I in car Nintendo, I DVD player, or 11 navigational system ••1nstalla1ion not I included I Some resrrictions apply I L---------100 Channels of digital quality music, comedy, news, sports, and entertainment ANYWHERE in the United States. PERFECT FOR CHASE TRUCKSI ALSO Available: Universal Cellular Phone Hands Free Car Kit In Car Nintendo In Car Navigational Systems In Car DVD Players I Cellport : Universal 1 Hands Free : Cellular 1 Phone Car I Kit I .. Installation not I included •---------iffit§S@j 1-888-875-0577 Page 62 February 3. There will be a separate JeepSpeed BAJA challenge at the 2002 SCORE International BAJA 500 on May Jl and June 1. JeepSpeed is currently working with Mojave Desert Racing and SCORE International to allow non-co mp et1 t 10 n JeepSpeed Cherokee owners to pre-run the JeepSpeed event courses in a supervised Jeep Safari a few days before e'ach race. Watch for news on this exciting adventure concept. We have JeepSpeed members in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin and other states that want to organize races in their area. Please con.tad us at if you are interested. Many rally enthusiasts have witnessed the success of Dave Turner in the California Rally Series and are interested in building similar Cherokees. Hopefully, we will be able to have a JeepSpeed class nationwide. More news later on this subject. EL PRJ;Z SEZ (Ain't No Wahzoo) Well, over the last couple of colu1nns I have written abotit the rnembership and · its comradeship. I think these issues were brought to mind when tny dog Savanna was hit and killed at one of our 1neetings: It was an emotional situation and as I looked back on that evening what stood out in 1ny 1nind, is how 1ny friends, my fellow · Checkers responded. I was clear to 1ne what a fine group of men this club is comprised of. The Checkers handle so many situations with that same expertise and compassion that it's clearly no surprise that they, as a team are # 1. The Checkers are always prepared to deal with anything and everything. Versatility, determination and perseverance are good words to associate with the membership of this club. We all hail from so many different backgrounds and careers yet strive to achieve the same goal, which is to remain #l. It doesn't stop with our desert racing, it carried on in all we do. I hear and see this determination constantly. As an example, I was listening to Checker member Doug Brown describe how he had just become the National IJSBA Off Shore Racing Cham.pion in the Veteran class by scoring a third overall at the Long Beach 1 Catalina and Back Gran Prix race. Attitude is what took this mem.ber from retirement to the National title. He raced against January 2002 sever~) factory riders, sotne with superior equipment. He was facing 3' to 4' swells and kept smacking his chin guard on the bars when as h e said, "I just shook my head, laid down like a half-miler and jammed on to the queens gate". Ir's this winning attitude that is displayed by all our drivers and pitters. It's also what gave Doug the win over boats that were capable of going five to seven mph faster. Congratulations on your victory Doug. We had four cars entered in the MDR California 200 night race. They were: club president George Seeley; club website guru Jimmy Tuc ker running with Richard Boyle; Class· 1600 points leaders Brian and Scott Steele and one of our newest members, Mike Norris. This nighttime adventure started at 7:00 p.m. and was well covered by our two outlying pits and the Reverend Roy's NASA main pit. It was fully equipped with misters, space exploration equipment and fans to keep the dust away. Roy had enough crew on hand to cover anything. There to lend a hand was the head of Aeronautics Peter Rosenstein, also Reese King, Bob Wright, Fred Nelson, Todd Means, William Berumen, Roger Byrd, Bob Jordan, John Murphy and• Jammin Jimmy Hook. Pit A was the Lunar Moon pit captained by Michael Lee Thompson with a cheeky crew including myself, Tom · Angennan, Tom Jeremiah, Rex Keeling, Victor Bussey and our newest Checker member· Josh Gillian1. and his girlfriend Candy. Also on hand was Michael Lee 's nephew Dude. Pit B was probably the new version of Commander Fred's Lost Gonzo group. This group, captained by Ty Goode, included Jake (Maddog) Smith, Big Dave Shell and new prospective 1ne1nber Steve Scott with his wife Jenny. With all this help on hand we were able to finish three of our four cars by race end. George Seeley finished third after battling problems with his modulator and distributor but was still honored with a Checker salute on his final lap. Jimmy Tucker and Richard . Boyle ran a solid race to finish fourth. The Steeles, Brian and Scott, had some problems holding-them back but were able to finish third in class and maintain their lead in the points. Our final entry, Mike Norr"is, was having trouble,with his CVs and eventually blew out the right rear forcing a DNF. We were able to keep a close ear on the action with our new, state of the art Checkers Off Road co1nmunications relay. With Jim Gregory stationed ten miles away on a hill top, w e were able to con1n1.unicate with all pits, drivers and probably even the ca_sinos in Vegas. This was our trial run, preparing us for the Primm, and it worked flawlessly. Great job Jim and a n excellent suggestion by Lou Peralta. Now that we had pre-run our co1n1nunications for the Primm and found it to ~ork exceptionally well, we were even 1nore prepared to pit our two· entries of George Seeley and Robert (Bullhorn) Harman. Our pit coverage was exceptional, as .usual with this race, with a Main and two outlying pits. I will give a full race report next month. I can say that Joy and I · ripped on the roller coaster and that we did miss the presence of the Rev. at the main pi~. He was busy showing his antique fire truck at the Route 56 Rendezvous. We had two cars run· at the B.l.T.D. Vegas to Reno race, which I will also report next 1nonth, plus two at the MORE race in Barstow on the same day as the Primm race. Last year we had pit studs like Chilldress and Maddog handling both races. Speaking of Mike, it seems he was getting "SLIDEWAYS" at the Speed Zone meeting and had to stand in the corner. Too much fun! A Big Checker welcome to our newest member Josh Gilliam is accompanied by a $ 1.00 fine for borrowing his new dues from Willie Be-rumen. Marq Prince was voted in as a prospective hoping to carry on the Candy Ca~1.e racing tradition with the Checkers in Mexico. The Baja races just wouldn't be the same without them. By the way Marq, where's the music? Race pro1noter "J iln Cleamons and his partner Sid attendeJ uur meeting on the 26th and reminded us that MORE is MORE. We have been supporting Jim's races lately and had two entries at the Barstow race on the 15th. He can expect to see MORE of us in the future. I like the new class timing records idea that would be recorded by_ the SCTA. There is talk of holding our summer party next year a t the July Freedom 250. Jim and Sid were given a big Checker welcome. As always, anyone is welcome to join us anytime especially pro1noters. The "Ridgecrest Rocket", Tom Koch, took his new Pro Truck on an adventure to Guam last month. Apparently he was pressing the competition to the limits when a roll-over gave them a chance to catch up. I think, once he's fully dialed in Koch's going to be a hard one to catch. Well done Tom. We look forward to pitting this new truck to a victory soon! Don't forget the Off Road Expo is this month. We hope to see everyone stop by our booth ro say "HELLO" and check out the Banshee on it's custon1 trailer and out 28 years of Checker Dusty Times

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history t hat w e will h ave o n d isplay. Ask u s wha t it takes to b e a # 1 C hecker, maybe you ' re in our future. R e m e mber if you would like to v isit us, curse u s or join us, w e 1neet e very W ednesd ay nig h t at 1111 Foothill Blvd., La Canada , CA 91011 (818) 790-1161 or visit us on the net at "SEE YA IN THE DEZ -EL PREZ" C.O.R.E. Pit Report By Wayne Nosala Hi Gang! The SNORE/ MORE Battle of Barstow was a great success. CORE had 13 cars to offer pit support to. It was perfect weather all day for racing. The combined event made a little confusing before the race started, simple things, like start time of the race, would vary depending on whom you would ask. I figured the combined events would also make it a nightmare to keep track of positions, but it turns out, it wasn't all that difficult. Excellent radio communication. and accurate lap recording by all of the CORE volunteer pit folks made things pretty easy to keep track of all day. The course was typical Barstow rough, due to an MDR race two weeks earlier in the opposite direction and some recent stonns 1nade for a lot of carnage on race day! The line-up as follows: Team Inch #1637, Brad started the event on his usual mission to seek and destroy with the 1600 Lothringer. The 1600 class had over 30 cars to do battle. (Can't wait for Pro-1600, over 50 1600 cars per race!). Brad started in 16th position in the field and quickly moved up to fourth on the first lap on corrected time. By this time Rob MacCachren had moved into first place running a blistering fast pace. Second lap, Brad received a rear flat tire and ran on it a few miles before he could reach a pit and replace it. By this time Rob MacCachren had a co1nfortable seven minute lead on Brad and maintained it all day until the finish. Brad ended up second behind Rob McCarran. Rob and Brad entered both the SNORE and MORE events, they finished first and second in each event respectively. Brad would like to thank James for h elping with the 1nechanic work on post tech tear down. Team Jorgenson Const ruction# 129, Todd soloed this event. A few min.or problerns didn't slo w him down much. The CORE pit folks did a quick tire change on Todd at Pit E . I also received a report of a plug wire getting reattached to the large cc VW powered buggy. Todd then powered Dusty Times to firs t place overall. Congrats! Team Barn Burners # 1616, R a ndy Jones w ith Patricia Payn e riding were also running a fierce pace o n t h e f irst la p righ t behind R o b M a c and in front o f Brad . The second l ap, Randy's clutch s t arte d to slip resulting from a leaking main seal, Randy stopped the 1600 racer in Pit A, Babe and crew removed the motor (by the way, it gained an extra 50hp by not running power steering!), and replaced the faulty seal resulting in about 40 minutes of downtime. Randy (hamburger hands) Jones, pressed on to get ninth in SNORE, fourth in MORE, and set fast lap on Lap 5 in 1600 class. Team Freeman #1601, SNORE dude, Kenny Freeman's day was short lived. Kenny's son Cody started the battle, unfortunately the tranny let go around 20 miles into the event. M&C Racing # 1022, Steve McMullen started with his son Steven riding. Steve had a few flats. Around Lap 2.5 at Pit C, Steve put in Tommy Craig and Robin McMullen to finish the event. Tommy continued until hitting a hole large enough to get the 10 car out of shape. Un.fortunately, a 9 car had just crashed in the same hole resulting in Tommy's car landing and coming to rest into the upside-down #942 car. Tommy continued on after checking to see if everyone was okay, running with a bent tie rod the rest of the day. The M&C car caught fifth in the MORE event, fourth in SNORE and ended up second i1~ SNORE points for Class 10. 3rd Generation Racing # 1622, Tim Craig with Kris Hibbits riding, started the event. Davy drew 26th starting position. There were no problems reported for the first two laps, the 1600 racer was in eighth position on the third lap. Unfortunately, the power plant threw a rod early on the third lap, day over. Team Wright # 1634, Ray started the SNORE event running consistent lap times, later in the day he was bumped by another 1600 car, taking some unneeded adjustments to his exhaust system. Ray spent the better part of an hour in Pit C while we welded the exhaust back to the motor. We also did a shifter adjustment. Ray put Johnny Burns in the 1600 racer to do the last lap, Johnny brought it home in one piece for 12th place in 1600 class. Team Johnny Burns # 925, Johnny started fourth on the road of the very large and competitive 9 field. Second lap Johnny tagged a hirge rock with a rear wheel, breaking his transmission into little bits, day over. Team Stapp #975, Rob Stapp started 19th out of a 23 car fie ld, and reported no real problems oth er t h a n eating dust a n d getting tangled up with some open cars coming off their first lap (this even t had over 100 ca r s on a 39 mile loop!). Todd Craig got in the 9 car to finis h up the last two laps. Team Stapp ended up second plac e in SN ORE, third place in the MORE event. Also Rob tied up the Class 9 championships in the MORE 2001 series. Rob told me he is retiring from Class 9 for now and we hope to see him back out in the desert soon! Team Darin McGuffin #902, Darin started the event charging hard. Only problem reported was he pulled into Main pit smelling tranny fluid, turns out it was a torn boot. CORE Main tapped it up and sent him on his way. On Lap 3 Darin put in Kyle Gamolka to do some driving. By Lap 4, the 915 racer was leading the 9 pack by eight minutes. Unfortunately, Kyle did what Darin describes as a "Ga1nolka over" or violent c rash o n Lap 4 . It tore u p Kyle a n d th e car p retty good resulting in retirerne n t for the day. T eam Vanderplog #915. This was t h e second race ever for t h e Vanderplog team , To m fought sagging torsio n b ar s all day. Tom finis h e d third in the SNORE event. Team L&S Tim Lindsay # 571, Tim described having a good day. He started first off the line in the 5-1600 field. First lap Tim reported being behind first by one minute, by the second lap Tim was leading by about 30 seconds. At one point Tim reported· exchanging some "NASCAR style" rubber with another 5-1600. On Lap 4 Tim's 5-1600 racer broke an exhaust header, but he didn't back an inch off the pace. The L&S sports racer caught first in class. Congrats to Tim, Jeremy and their crew! Team Daryl Rich. Late CORE Sportsman entry #500 of Daryl Rich reported no major problems and cruised to a nice second in the Sportsman Buggy class. Pit assignments as Bilstein • Sway A Way Eibat:h • HM • QA 1 • CNC Bparca • PRP • Fuel Bate Ran Davis Radiators Betrab .. Jlll Q1111l1rs WM "® 'iil!!ViNMB)\f,W! Optima Batteries Mechanix Wear January 2002 follows: Main Pit: Darrin & Vick y Griffin, Bob Depew, Perry King , The Lindsay's crew, Johnny Blnn's c rew, Ja mes (thanks to Vicky for the radio h elp again ). M ain reported chan ging a tire for Brad Inch, and d o d ging some cars running flat out through the pit! Pit A: Babe, Linda & Nigel Jones, Jerry & Barbara Lawless, Duane Lawson, Cory Pendley, Steve Rydor, Tom Arnold, John Lapis. The "A" crew reported changing the main seal and did some welding on Randy's car and atte1npted to adjust Tom Vanderplog's torsions. Pit B: Ted Braxhoofden, Dave Mander, Mike Johnson, Mike Santilli. Pit B reported not much pit action, other than having lunch delivered and watched a 1600 car do an impressive barrel roll! 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Wright's car, did a quick gas stop for Brad Inch. Pit Rover: Tom Foudy, Dave Girdner Sr. Pit D: Paul Smith, Steve McMullen. Pit E: Ken Myers, Mike & Tom Ridlen, Jim Wagner, Cary Usn. Pit E reported changing a tire for the non-CORE #110 Truggy, changed a tire for the # 1022 McMullen car and helped another non-CORE truck with some rear end trouble. OK, some o ld news! On October 20th, CORDR (Coalition of Off Road Desert Racers) assembled Operation Desert Cleanup 2. About 170 various desert racer types were out in for~e to clean up the Barstow area we race in. The CORE pit club caught the -$100.00 in cash prize for the most attendance by any club. Thanks to Blake Monk and Nevada United Four Wheelers Association for the prize. We p icked up around 4 0 · tons of household type trash, like refrigerators, washer/ dryer type appliances and construction relation materials. The types of trash the OHV community does NOT dump in the area. There was very little to pick --------up relation to racers or campers dumping in the area. Most of the trash appeared to be from the local town.folk of Barstow. ALSO, In remembrance of Sandy Parker. Paul Smith, Brad Inch and Gary Hall and kids put the finishing touches on Sandy's old race buggy. Sandy's nephews, Andrew and Nicolas were overjoyed to see the little truggy delivered to Barstow. Thanks to all of the CORE members who donated parts, cash and time to finish the project, Jeff Fields at Transaxle Eng., substantial amount of cash for tune-up and tubing for the completion of the fab work; Wayne Nosala, airlog; ·Davy Girdner, UMP air adapter; Jim Wagner, So lex carb; Darin McGuffin, carb tune-up; Babe Jones, battery; Paul Smith, brake parts; Mike Ridlin, headers and clutch and Brad Inch, for letting us use his garage to complete the project. Also anyone else I may have forgotten. OK Last, we are planning ahead on the Whiplash/ Parker race. This is a CORE event, anyone needing quality pit work, or wants to volunteer for pit assignrnents, contact tne any titne. Wayne Nosala (818) 703-1971 Fax: (818) 703-0129 CRSNews From The Director The Treeline rally had a record 34 entries this year. Pete Morris, Doug and Sue Robinson and Tony Chavez put together another good club rally. The weather was awe some for the workers and the ever-increasing numbers of spectators. Paul Timmerman organized a Subaru pare expose and spectating tour for the rally this year. He gave out trophies to the Subarus based on prep and presentation. Then they all headed out on a route book to the first stage to watch the rally cars go by. After that they headed out and watched the cars go up the hill on Stage 4 as well as checking out service. They then returned to rally headquarters to watch the finish. 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By the time our slow sweep came along and flopped him back over they were time barred. / Dennis and Claifte Chizma ran the venerable "Herbie" for a win in the Stock class. Claire commented on how much fun she had just running a club rally in the VW bug after a season of running nationals. Rally rookies, Mike and Linda Mansano, took second in their Toyota FX16 over Chris Burns and Brad Boli. This class championship will not be decided until the Ramada Express rally next month. Scott Bottomley, Las Vegas Region rally cross organizer, got a taste of co-d riving at Treeline. He learned about the co-driver's curse, major car sickness, early on. When I saw him at the first service he was a lovely grey-green color and remained that way all day. It certainly did not help his navigating skills - I guess it is hard to add two and two when you are puking. Bruce Brown was second in GT behind Stephen Verdier. Bruce and Stephen will also be shooting it out in Laughlin for the CRS GT class championship. Bruce is still thanking people for not running in this class so h e will a year end trophy in 2001. Bob Pendergrass is having a tough time at Treeline. Last year you will recall he drove the righ t two wheels off the edge of the Firecamp Stage. This year he had a new co-driver who lasted exactly two stages before he climbed out of the Blazer never to return. I guess nobody had told him about our tight twisty roads. Anyway, Gary Garman came to the rescue as co-driver and Bob actually got to finish this year. Leon Style and Larry Scott in the RX7 took group 2/ 5. Flynn Baglin was second in his Datsun 510 and William ("Wild Willie") and Julie Yates took third in their MR2. This couple has never done any sort of car racing before they took up rallying with tf1.e CRS. They are doing a fabulous job "running on a shoestring." Organizer Pete Morris had a rude awakening on the Sunday night following the rally. After spending all day in the CRS BOG 1neeting and working on the roads he heard a huge crash outside his home that evening. He discovered a car had T-boned his Ford station wagon tow vehicle. No one was in the vehicle and he heard high heels running up a driveway nearby. On pursuing the "lady" in question he discovered a man in full drag had wrecked his Ford. Only in L.A., Pete! It looks like all of the classes will be decided at the Ramada Express rally in Laughlin, Nevada on December 13th to 15th. This year's rallying has been so close and the fields have been bigger than ever. It appears there will be no repeat class champs this year in the CRS, w hich speak s for how competitive our club really is. Year End Business Time to renew your CRS membership. Don't forget,· memberships run the calendar year. Renew now so you don't miss any of the 2002 meetings. Contact our membership chairman Tony Chavez for more information (562) 906-2637. The CRS awards banquet will be held February 2, 2002 in Ontario, CA. A reservation form will be in your mailing after the Ramada Express Rally. This is a great time to see all of your competitors without helmet hair and in so1nething other than a firesuit. You may not even recognize so1ne of the1n. Contact Sue Robinson for more information (760) 788-3809. The CRS schedule for 2002 is full again. The only event we will be missing is the Holtville event as this venue has been sold and is not available. Prescott has moved its date to November 1st and Treeline is tentatively moved to September to accom1nodate this change. C heck our website <californiarallyseries. com> for the latest updates. FIRST ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RACERS By Wes Wisdom Boy, November was busy! Three major races in three weeks and Thanksgiving. I think I OD'd on racing, football aannnd turkey! Let's take 'em one race at a time. First up was the MDR finale at Barstow. What beautiful racing weather! Shorts, T-shirts and good racing, too. There were nine racers with F.A.l.R. for this race. Running in Class 1, A.J. Gaston·broke a stub axle at RM20 on the last lap but fixed it and finished the race. A .J. had a good year overall finishing third in the class for the season. Two cars ran in Class 1/ 2-1600. Brian Logan had a very strong race and fin1shed second in class Dusty Times

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(fourth o verall) by just a couple of 1ninutes. Brian had to run extremely hard all day. Ask him about his upcoming prep job. Jerry Longo, the other 1600 driver, was having a good day running in third place until six miles from the finish when the engine wouldn't run. It was probably a shorted cell in the car's battery as the engine could run on the alternator if the battery was disconnected. Still, Jerry finished fourth in class and this clinched a great second place for Class 1600 for the year. First time to run a full season for the points. Good going, Jerry! The season championship was wrapped up in Class 9 before the race started. Dan Folts has done a phenomenal job in his rookie season. Just cruising in this race, even dad Dave got to drive the last 30 miles, finishing fourth in class. Dan won the class championship and he was fourth overall for the season!! Terrie Tavis, our Class 10 racer from Mariposa, had a broken exhaust header on Lap 2 which F.A.l.R. Main was able to weld. Except for a loose spark plug end on Lap 3, fixed at F.A.l.R. Pit Alpha, Terrie finished the race without a problem. Her fifth in Class 10 for this race locks in second place in Class 10 for the year. That certainly made the long drives down from the 1nountains worthwhile. Dan Vance had to borrow a truck to race because he was in the points for the class championship. Unfortunately, a ball joint broke on the first lap a-nd then a bolt on a lower A-ann kept breaking. Eight times it was replaced! Finally, the fuel pump clogged up with fuel cell foam (the "New Fuel Cell Blues") and he DNF'ed. The good news is Dan still wound up second in Class 1400 points for the year. Kathy Fay ran their Ford 7S truck without sister Stacy who was not able to make the race. On Lap 2 a broken spindle was repaired. Then, on Lap 4, an axle seal took out the brakes. A DNF. In the Class 5 Bajas, Steve Griffith had one of those days you don't really want to have. Steve lost a bolt on the steering rack and broke a rear trailing arm. Repairs were made at F.A.l.R. Pit Charlie then he lost a CV and axle. Oh well, that's· a part of racing. What should not be a part of racing is their chase vehicle getting hit by a pickup on an access road. Extensive da1nage to the car but no injuries. Had to be trailered out. It is as dangerous chasing the race as actually racing. All of us need to be careful out there. Tony McLaren came down fro1n Oregon to race in Class 10. That's a 15 hour drive. Tony was doing great, in first place, until he ran Dusty Times out of fuel on the last lap. It cost hiln 12 minutes to get fuel to finish. Too bad because he finished second only 10 minutes behind the winner! F.A.l.R. hopes Tony will make the long drive again and join us for 1nore races. F.A.l.R. wants to thank Bryan Hintz as the Race Manager, the Folts for running Pit A, Mike So bray as Pit Captain at Pit B, and Harry Dunne as Pit Captain at Pit E. F.A.l.R. couldn't do what it does without people like this. There were not enough F.A. I. R. racers going to the Baja 1000 for it to be supported by the club. But, we do want to give a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Scott Steinberger for his big ProTruck class win and the Pro Truck season championship. Look out all you Trophy Trucks, here co1nes Scott! The M.O.R.E./Snore "Battle of Barstow" "Western States Championships" had an. outstanding turnout. Classes 9 and 1/2-1600 had 22 and 29 entries, respectively. Biggest field in a long time. Mike Norris started fifth in the big Class 9 group. Mike's only incident was a nude sunbather just past Pit A and their in-car camera (a disposable Brownie) wasn't quick enough to record it. They cruised on to a nice fourth place finish. Dan Folts, fresh off his championship MDR season, started 17th in Class 9. Moved up to sixth by the end of Lap 1, was third on Lap 2, and was in the lead of Lap 4 when another Class 9 car passed him. It was a Vegas buddy of his so Dan started pushing to get back by him. Pushed too hard and rolled. Both axles were bent and Dan didn't finish. Another Class 9 racer, Harry Dunne, had a fa.el pickup problem on the first lap that was fixed by turning on the electric fuel pump. Then the Ring & Pinion went out on Lap 2. Harry spent several hours (well, it seemed like several hours) wandering around the desert to find his way out. It was fun listening on the radio to him trying to figure out where he was. The Fay's Ford pickup, this time both Stacy and Kathy were there, had an absolutely problem-free race. So much so that dad Jim didn't know what to do with himself. He's not used to that. Fib.ished a strong third in class. Mike Christianson, a first time F.A. l. R. racer from Vegas, was in Class 5-1600. Mike came into F.A.l.R. Main on Lap 2 needing the shifter welded. After repairs were co1npleted, it was discovered they had blown their clutch . With a true "winners never quit attitude, they changed out the clutch and jumped back in to the race only to tilne out. Great attitude, Mike . Hope you race with u s again. Brady Wisdom, running third in Class 1/2-1600, burnt a hole in an oil line, on Lap 2. Lost almost a lap getting repaired. When he got back into the race the leaders were right in front of him. Brady stayed with them. for a lap and a half until a BIG CRASH right in front of F.A.l.R. Pit Bravo put him out. He hit a little jump too hard but was OK until a front drum shattered into about 20 pieces. The car launched into pirouettes, endos, and rolls, breaking a stub axle and bending trailing arms and breaking ... The car needed to be trailered out. Brady and his rider, Mike Long, only had bumps and bruises but are still feeling it. A big F.A.l.R. thanks go out to Jerry Longo for being the Race Manager, the Folts and Fay tea1ns at Pit A, Scott Boyd as Pit Captain at Pit B, and Tom Sobray and Brent Parkhouse at Pit D. Also thanks to Bill Markel for his work at F .A.l.R. Main. Longo, Markel, Boyd, Sobray and Parkhouse all ca1ne out just to run their pits. It was a superbly run race. The best 4-speed in the desert just got better! The first meeting in Dece1nber is elections for F.A.I.R. Congratulations go out to our new Board of Directors: President-Brent Parkhouse, Vice President-Greg Blakeman, Secretary-Wes Wisdom, Treasurer-Scott Wisdom, Race Director-Jerry Longo, and Sargent-at-Arms-Don Bowler. With the new board in place, F.A.I.R. is now set and enthusiastically looking forward to 2002. Magnificent 7 Race Team By Stephen Stenberg, President I hope this finds our racers, pit crews and their families sale and enjoying the holiday spirit. Before I start with the B 1 K story,, let 1ne thank sorne itnportant sponsors first. For our sponsors, I wish to thank Off Road Warehouse, Jim MENDEOLA's New Extreme Duty 5-speed is now available and affordable for all compe-tition classes, where applicable. RACE PROVEN IN THE 2001 BAJA 500. Call for complete details on this latest innovation in racing transaxle technology. January 2002 Arbuckle with SKS Valvoline, IMS Products, DeWalt Tools, Red-D-Arc Welding, RLH Communications, Industrial Liquidators and the Casa Machada Restaurant in San Diego. I wish to thank all of these co1npanies and their workers with whom we do so · much business for being valuable sponsors of the Mag 7 Race Team for 2001. I also wish to thank the greatest group of guys and gals a President could ever ask to work with. These are our pit captains and without their dedication as , volunteers in the gr'eatest race and pit tea1n ever, often while using their own vacation and free titne, Mag 7 would cease to exist as we know it now. I also wish to thank two 1nen who have made my life a lot easier this year. First, there is my Race Director, Mike Wickersham. He is a Race Director sent from heaven for 1ne. 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Finally, there is Mike Wickersham. Thanks Mike for everything .. . The other fellow to be thanked is Bill "Memo" Rodriguez. He is the 76 connection in Baja. He is super to work with and makes picking up fuel a simple task. Thanks Memo! Mag 7 had a total· of 21 race teams pitting with us. We ran 10 pits. In the Vehicle classes we had # 1617, Bill Lawrence who finished third in class. In Class 9, there was #948, Ed McLean who came in fourth in class. Glad to see you finish an entire race Ed! Let's start a streak now? How about hat Mag mount antenna from Pit #3 ... ? The Baja Challenge cars signed up for emergency pits this race. First in class was # 1801, Andrew Hassard. Second place was # 1806, Blake Sherrod. Third place was Matt Autterson *. He was also the last official finisher for the race. Clive Skilton in #302, International class, took first in class. NOTE* Matt Autterson finished last before the official time ran ut. For this feat of perseverance, he will be rewarded a cash award at the 2002, San Felipe 250. Several of us R ace Teams, businesses and individual racers put up money with Tony Tellier running the fund for the last official vehicle and quad/bike finisher. Dusty Times has been doing this now for 15 years. Meanwhile, in Class 25 Pro, Greg Row, #4A, took third in class. Brent Tower, #9A, took sixth fo class. In Class 30 Pro, #302X, Eddie Zeller from Coronado picked up sixth in class, but he won the Cl::iss 10 Pro championship. Great going to Eddie's team! Al Perret, #502X, wasn't racing with us this year. He was DNF just a mile past the Mag 7 Pit 6 . Locos Mocos crew on the Melling Loop. He walked back to the pit to warm up and fell asleep. Sometime early in the morning before first light, a gold or light brown colored, possibly Chevy Pickup came by with a broken quad. Along side it was a brand new Husky 570 with a guy holding it up. They exited the course at the upper Melling Loop crossing heading for the coast. If anyone saw this truck or the license number, please contact Al's partner, Ron at (760) 747-1360. Ron, by the way, was racing his 32nd Baja 1000 in a row. I believe this was only his third DNF in all those years. Next there was #201X, Kazumi Kuwayama who placed second in Class MU. The all women team from Japan, #202X of Mutsumi Yamashita was DNF in the morning. The last official finisher for bikes/quads was #264X, Noriya Kashyama. He will be awarded his last place fund money at the 2002, SF 250 as well. Congratulations to both these competitors for sticking it out until the very end. In Class ATV-Sportsman, #54A, Brian Salley placed second in class. He was riding a big, 4WD quad and it hauled! That is how I want to race Baja! Next month I'll talk of stories and personal observations. With 2001 behind us now, it is time to look toward 2002. We are currently negotiating with Clive Skilton of Jeepspeed to run his course pits and chase vehicles for all six MDR races. We are al-so talking to Whiplash about running an emergency pit/fuel pit at the half way mark of the Parker 400 in January. Currently we have a good 15-man crew ::isse.mhlecl for the P::irker rnce. Along with these events, we will be pitting the San Felipe 250, the Baja 500 and the BlK to Cabo in November. The Magnificent 7 Race Team is running its annual membership drive during the month of January. To join Mag 7, it costs members $50.00 per ·calendar year. When current members renew their memberships during January, they will receive something new this year. The discount given at ORW and through IMS Products is still in force. But· for members, both old and new. you will have a choice of either a one year membership to Dusty Times or a Mag 7 Polo Shirt (not in orange guys). Joining Mag 7 isn't just like joining any other team. When you join Mag 7, you are joining a team that has been racing for 31 years. NORRA, the Mint 400, SCORE, HDRA, Frontier 500, D-38 and BITD are but some of the races we have raced at. And always the Baja 500 and 1000. Our team's application can be found on our web site at In the 70' s, it was founding guys like Frank Ball, Barney Culbertson, Jerry McMurry, Hugh McLean, Bruce Cranmore, A.T. Wells, Bruce Barlow, and many other Mag 7 members that wore the distinctive orange T-shirts and raced buggies, sedans and trucks and a few bikes. This is the heritage that goes with belonging to Mag 7. Congratulations to our newest Board member, Terry flllt ASIOCIAtlON Of INDIHNDINt RACERS Wickersham, who will take control of equipment. For our team application and general information you can call or fax to (619) 303-6283. Ask for Mike Wickersham, our Race Director. His e-mail address is I'll return next month with stories from this year's Baja 1000. Meanwhile have a nice Christmas and a safe New Years. Every year I pray that my Fire Station alarm will be still for New Years. And every year we travel out into the night to help someone who has partied too much. Be safe this year. Adios everyone else, from Team Baja. The members of F .A.I.R. would like to extend our grateful thanks for the continued support by the following promoters, suppliers and individuals: M.O.R.E. Best in the Desert SCORE-International PCI Race Radios McKenzies Performance Products Parkhouse Tire F & L Race Fuel Mechanix Wear C. L. Bryant Mojave Desert Racing MSD Ignitions Trackside Photos Jim Fay - Fay Racing Dave Folts-Folts Transmissions Off Road Expo McKeon Trucking F.A.I.R. is the finest organization of independent racers in off-road racing and will remain so with the kind of support these stalwarts of the racing community have always shown us. For more Information on F .A.LR., check out our website at: 2466-F SO. SANTA FE AVE, VISTA,CA 92084 !'1,1.,!,"'""'~..,i TOll FREE (8881340-8919 .......-.. ,----. -SINGlE-PORT RACING HUBS SCORE llTES HUBS CRANK. RODS & FLYWHEEL FIR CUSS-5,1/21600-9-11 &-12 FIB CUSS -5,1/21600-9 & -11 FULLY PBRTID AND PlllSHlli W/RHICATID 12MM PLUGS lff-SU 69.51111 11596ccl. .. $495.00 cw n.a x 85.5mm 11n6cc1.. $895.00 cw 19.9 x 85.5mm 11835ccJ. $895.00 l ITHIR CIMBINATIINS AVAIUBLI J All CRANKS ARE HEAT TREAT-p ED AND BAlANCED Page 66 BIHIND#3 ---;, llYRIIUIR'SSTUD INID FOR - " DICK ( . . '_j G DIAL SPRING v-4,;;-iJ/f Q If ,.. • MDLLY RUAIN . . ' . I ANGLE VALVE .._ /8 OILVALVI ,-s 2-40-.u-5-u.t January 2002 RATIDANDB MACHINNID Tl an FROM 11-1211013 Tl1 W/All THIFINS . Dusty Times

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j I I. I I i I i more Classified ... ALJTOtvlDTI b_ CONTINUi;.D FOR SALE: ALL CONSTRUC-TION IS FLAWLESS. Cost is $33,097.00. Custom made Ace Co. frame, oversized front beam, Fox coil over 2.0 series with reservoirs, Charlynn power steering, Saco Magnum rack, Beard CustO'ffi seats, Five point Pyrotec seat belts, Fuel Cell, Bus Type-2 transmission, Porsche Type 4 engine, 930 c.v.s, Mazda cooler, trailing arms by Ace Co., Fodrill combos in front, custom aluminum console, BFG all the way around, 30mm axles, cus-tom rims, awesome metal work from floor to body, C.N.C. Hydrolic pedals, Wildwood rear discs, C.N.C. front discs, Travel 27" rear -21" rear, Profession-ally done electrical work. Can be set up to race Class # 10 or used as four seat Pre-Runner. No other four seaters can touch this car. You'll eat 'em up in the whoops! (909) 684-7649 or (909) 7 34-6610 Ask for AL. FOR SALE: JIMCO 2000 series, Class 1 single seat, FAT J.2L Toyota V-6 w/Dose Fuel Injec-tion, Fortin DON 5-speed, King custom bypass shocks, 934 CV's, CNC brakes. Proven competitive race car. Fully prepped and ready to win. $65,000.00 OBO Contact Ron at (602) 843-8223, (602) 757-1431 or email at TABROWN 62@AOL.COM. FOR SALE: Class 1 TLR truggy. Ed Holz 383 Chevy Stroker with 525 hp. T-400 trans by Culhane. J-Arm 28 inch front susp. 4 link 30 inch rear susp. Custom Ted Kendall coil guides and bypass shocks. Fuel Safe, CNC, Master-craft, MSD Ign., Ron Davis ra-diator, Fluidyne, Autometer, American Racing, BFG, Race Ready 2002. $100,000.00 OBO Call John (760) 996-4180, nights, (760) 344-2056. Blazer PreRunner-Tube chassis, extended wheelbase, SB Chevy V8, 4L80E auto trans, manual shift, 4 seats, AC 9" Floater rear end, trailing arm rear suspen-sion. Recently gone through from wheel bearings to uphol-stery. Very Clean! Serious Prerunner, not street PreRunner! $45,000.00 Baja Brokers Ref #831 (760) 723-2117. Page 74 FOR SALE: 1988 ChevyS-10 2wd long box. 2.8 £/injected 4 speed auto. Fabtech and Rancho suspen-sion. 6-pt frame mounted roll cage. 2 seater. All fresh and new. Turn key, Ready to race. Set-up for Tuff Truck-Pro Arena-Team Relay and obstacle. $8,500.00 CDN. Call Dave in Calgary Alberta Canada. (403) 938-7799 days, (403) 938-3433 eve, email: FOR SALE: 1974 Chev¾ 4 x 4 short box. 327 Chev 4500 con-verter T /350. , wint tranny brake. Rancho suspension. 10 point frame mounted roll cage; Auto meter gauges, fiberglass frt end and bo_x sides, set up for Tuff truck-Team Relay & Ob-stacle and Pro Arena. Turn key, Ready to Race, $12,000.00 CDN. Call Dave in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (403) 938-3433 or (403) 938-7799 or FOR SALE: Bunderson A-Arm Class 1. 3.0 FAT Type 4. Field Automatic, new Summer Hubs, 935 axles and CV's. Char-lynn power steering, Wright monster rack, Master Craft, Fuel s·afe 32 gallons, TIO welded, new rewir-ing, PCI Radio, .Parker Pump, Dual Battery, CNC, Beard, Howe, Light Rack, Prepped and ready to race. Completely re-built in 2001 $39,500.00 (702) 262-6091. 2 Seater Class 1 or Class 12-0verall MORE and SNORE Class. 1 points leader, 2nd place in Baja 1000 to La Paz Fox Shocks, CNC, Sway-A-Way, BFG, Summers Floater Rear Hubs, Howe P/S, Best of prep, dependable, with spares and more! Roller with or without Hewland 00300 trans. Best Offer Ref. #829. Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 2001 Funco/2 weeks old. 450 hp. Subarae. Best of everything. $55,000.00 Serious Inquires only (800) 249-9829 or (909) 640-4563. FOR SALE: Mirage 1/2 1600 2 seater, Riffle motor, Bilstein 9100 Bypass, Fox 2.0's, Parker, Light Rack, Wright P/S, Class Champion. All spares go with car including pit boxes. $10,000.00 OBO (760) 949-4854. FOR SALE: Truck/Truggy, Small block, 550hp, Carillo rods, JE Pistons, full roller, Alu-minum heads, Race series holly, 26" front travel, 32" rear, 4-wheel disk, Uniball front end. Summers Bros axles spool, Ford 9", Full Fiberglass body, Mastercrafts, Autometer gauges, $25,000.00 OBO (909) 776-0204. Stock Full F-150- Race winning truck for sale, Stock Full mul-tiple class champion, over $40,000 in spare parts are in-cluded in the sale, this truck is really tough and has finished every mile of every race. BIG Bilstein shocks, awesome f & r travel number, trick built rear end, Ready for BITD or SCORE. Same great package, newly reduced price $35,000.00 Best Value out thei:e! Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 Ref# 795. FOR SALE: Class 12 Score Lite winner many races. Race Ready Extras. Call for details. Letner Racing. Danny or Henry. (714) 633-0030. $49,000.00. FOR SALE: Class 1 two seat, Alum Chevy V-6 400hp, Fields automatic transaxle, Kuster/ King bypass shocks, & coilovers, 934 CV's Summers/CNC Brakes, much more! Very fast and easy to drive. $32,000.00 complete or $15,000 less motor & trans. Contact Ron at (602) 843-8223, (602) 7 57-1431 or email at TABROWN62@AOL.COM. January 2002 FOR SALE: Class 10 A-Arm 2 seat, Type 4, Bus Box FTC gears, SACO Parker, Beards, Simpson, Summer hubs, 930 CV's, FOX Shocks, BFG, Ultra, Spares, Buy-ing house must sell $22,000.00 OBO comes with tandem axle Dia-mond plate car hauler (702) 566-5010. FOR SALE: Fleet Fuels Racing Tractor and Trailer, 1984 White Volvo truck conventional cab with sleeper. 1984 KentuckyTrailer. 48 · ft lounge with shower, bathroom, stove oven, micro, refridge, drop ramp door, stainless benches, 110 gal fuel tank. Full length free standing awning, air· bags. $35,000.00 (714) 633-3635 week-days. FOR SALE: CORR Stock Truck, 2000 F-150. No motor & Trans. All tig welded Chromoly. Custom 9-inch, 35 spline, modular case, Fox, Fluidyne; Art Carr shifter, Autometer, Beard, Custom Alumi-num dash, Race winning truck, Best of everything, Professionally built. Finest CORR Stock truck ever built. $15,000.00 OBO (262) 279-2943 or (262) 279-2850. Trades considered. Toyota Class 7 Open-3.4 L V6m w/EFI, 5 speed trans, King 3" Coilovers on front, King coilover rear shocks, 16"/21" travel, 32 gallon cell, BFG, Mas-tercraft, Crow, PCI, Autometer, spare package, great start into truck racing! Best offer Ref #830 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. 48" Semi Trailer-102" wide, liftgate, Concept trailer Conver-sion,· 18kw Ooan Generator, Compressor, 16" tires, benches throughout, complete with full length awning $40,000.00 firm. Baja Brokers Ref #832 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Mirage Class 10/ 12 Chromoly Chassis, Body panels, Skid plates, wiring, plumbing, nets, big tube beam, single seat. $3,500.00 Rich Fersch (714) 441-1212. FOR SALE: 1-2 1600 car, FAT motor, Chromoly frame, Fox Shock w/rese_rvoirs, Wright rack, spindles and arms, bus tranny, 930 CV's, flame out, Parker Pumper, 300m, Beard Seat, CNC, Oberg, Fuel Cell, Center-lines, BFG's, clean car won championship last three years. $9,000.00 with motor $6,000.00 w/o motor. Terry Fitzgerald evening (402) 7 34-2676 day (402) 250-5554. FOR SALE: CORR Ready Toyota Pro-Lite engine fresh from Probst, Carbs to pan w/ new Gold Star 3 pad clutch and flywheel. Race Ready $10,000.00 OBO (210) 533-8056. 9-6 C.S.T. (Steve). FOR SALE: CORR Pro 4 Ford. Built by Curt Leduc. 440 SVO by Kenetfcs, ATD trans, Borg Warner T-case, Sway-A-Way, Mastercraft Seat, Christman axle, lots of spare parts. _$40,000.00. Or best offer. Call "Steve (905) 841-0430. FOR SALE: Class 12 Single Seat, King Shocks, Bus Box, Built by J.G. Trans, Fresh Mo-tor, very light weight, very clean, Ready to Race. $14,000.00. Call (714) 771-7324 or (714) 282-9285. Ask for L.J. Kennedy. 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee-SCORE/BITD Class 3 legal or FIA (Dakar) T3 legal, built by Curt LeDuc, Sway-A-Way coilovers, full time 4WD, 12" travel/18" travel, 9" rear-end, pro-built 6 cylinder, Stroker motor,. 360 hp on pump gas, Dry Sump oiling system, Mogi automatic trans, dual fuel cells, The best Class 3 for sale, great win record! $10,000.00 Baja Brokers Ref # 828 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Must sell Health problems. Class 7 Jeep 4.0 Liter Motor, 5 speed, 19RR travel . 2.5 Fox Shocks. Fox Bumps, front and rear radiators with electric fans. Dana 44. 4 wheel disc. Liquid filled gauges. K&N. Na-tional springs. 33 gallon cell. 33" BFG & Spares. Race Ready. -$15,000.00 OBO or trade for Pre-Runner. Call Eric at (702) 382- 1093. MUST SELL: Class 12 Raceco, Single Seat, FAT motor, Fortin Trans, King bypass with coils, Foddrill Arms, CNC Brakes, 38 gal Fuel Safe, BFG on Center-lines, UMP Power Steering., Parker Pumper, PCI, $24,000.00. ALSO Hallmark 24' enclosed trailer, Air, toilet, spare tire rack, $8,500.00 (520) 220-2291 (928) 567-0347 David. FOR SALE: 1985 Toyota PreRunner. Totally Prepped! New Everything from front to back! Sway-A-Way bypass shocks up front, Fox bypass shocks in back, New Carbon fiber dash, re-wired, new rear end. $18,000.00. (303) 799-0477 x21. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: 97 Jimco Class 10, King Shocks, Fresh Fortin. New Axles, Ray Riffle Type One Sum-mers Bros hubs, very fast car and clean. $47,000.00. Call work 8:30 to 4:30 (760) 256-0707 home after 5:00 (760) 256-6613 Ask for Shane Brown. FOR SALE: Chenowth Class One. Toyota FAT V-6, fresh For-tin 5-speed, new Fox Shox and fresh Gordon shocks. BFG Projects on Ultra Wheels. Car has best of everything + Proven Winner + Super Clean + reli-able. $45,000.00 OBO Ready to Race! Call Tom @ (949) 888-5400 or (949) 492-2398 (eve). FOR SALE: Class 3, CJ-7, fresh 550h_p AMC 401, Holley 7 50, MSD ignition, Ron Davis alumi-num radiator, Autometer gauges, Holman headers, Flame-out system, dual Optima batter-ies, Hugh es reverse pattern Turbo 400 tranny, Fluidyne cooler, Art Carr shifter, Quadratrack transfer case, Cone Dana 60 rearend with Mark Williams spool and W illwood brakes, Dana 44 front end, Na-tional Spring, Sway-A-Way by-pass sh ocks, 35" BFG Baja's, Lee Steering ram , Howe quickner, Neutec race radio with PCI intercom, Beard seats, fiberglass hood and fenders, Parker Pumper, lots of spares, 1998 16' Parker tandem axle trailer. Finished every mile of last 7 races. Dunes or race. $20,000.00 (480) 917-5459. 2000 Whiplash Champion. FOR SALE: Unlimited Truggy, Raceworks Chassis, 800 HP ESI motor, Mogi C-6; Cone 9", For-tin Rack, Bilsteins, Prepped and Ready to Race or Play. $49,000.00 (858) 486-4230. CLASS 1-A-Arm Chenowth 2 seat, Porsche 3.6L 6 cylinder, Fields auto trans, 934 cv's, Sway-a-way, FodFab. Bilstein coilover/ bypass Howe power steering, Fortin, Jamar, Halon anti-fire system, Simpson, YOO, Master-craft, BFG, Centerline+ spares, with fresh prep. Make offer. Ref #794. (760) 723-2117. Baja Bro-kers. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Class 5 Baja New Type 4, 2755 FAT m otor, 4 way bypass Bilsteins, All Coilover car, CNC Brakes, Suspensions Unlimited rearend 20 inches of travel, front end Fodrill 4 inch longer arms with combo spindles and Bilstein coilovers 7 /8 shafts with big res. Car is loaded with new stuff. $22,000.00 (505) 867-1371. FOR SALE: Class 12. Moulton 2 seater, Fox bypass coilovers. Big Foddril Arms & Spindles. Micro-stubs, 091 Box, Diablo Rack. All spares go, Two light bars, Milestone winner. 20k. Ready for Parker. Call Ty (661) 718-3460. FOR SALE: CORR Pro Lite Ford Ranger Esslinger 2700cc Tall Block, Dry Sump, King, Beard, Cone Dana 60 & Ax-les, Willwood , C N C Power Cylinder, $29,000.00. Call Joe (928) 667-2194. FOR SALE: Single Seater No motor. 6" wider front Beam 10" towers, CNC new combo spindles, tie rods & ends. Wright Rack, Fox Beard, Saco disc brakes 930's, Power bar ax-les, Sumers stubs, Sway-A-Way torsion bars. 3x3 arms, J-Mar shift box, linkage, steering brakes. Bus Box, Fuel cell. Ready to Race. (925) 458-1639 $4 000.00. Black Box PCI Camera-Never used, only tested, $3,500.00. Save $820.00 My customer's loss is your gain. The finest in car camera package available. Call Rich at Baja Racing Products (760) 723-2117 or cell phone is (760) 505-1700. FOR SALE: 1988 Yellowstone (Country Club) 34' 2 roof airs, driver door, $2700.00 Banks Ex-haust, 7 new tires, 2 TV-VCR- 2 stereos, separate bath & shower. 22,000 orig miles. Asking $31,000.00 OBO Call Ted or Betty (702)-368-0288 hm or (702) 612-7401 cl. FOR SALE: Jimco Class One. Toyota FAT V-6, fresh Fortin 5 speed, new Fox Shocks, New clutch & pressure plate. BFG Projects on Ultra Wheels, Car has best of everything & is super clean & reliable. $37,000.00 obo -or trade Class 12 plus. eves. (760) 344-3349 days (760) 27 5-6257 FOR SALE: Early model Fields racing auto trans. Fresh, rebuild and up grade by Mogi. $6,000.00 or make offer. Kirk (760) 922-4004. 'ALSO Adam Wik dry sump type 4 . 2840cc 200+ hp/200+ torque. Has one pre run lap at Parker. Comes with Petterson oil tank. $7,000.00 or make offer. Kirk (760) 922-4004. FOR SALE: 2000 Jimco Class 1-2 seater, 3.5 It Porsche, Fortin, Fox, CNC, Beard, Howe, McKenzies, All the best. New Jimco upgrades, Awesome car, all spares. (714) 441-1212. $85,000.00. FOR SALE: Raceco Two Seater, Class 10 Powered by FAT, Toyota 4AG, New Seats, New Rear Arm's and brakes, All Fab work done by Penhall Fab. Radio & intercom, Power Steering, Bilstein bypass in rear, coil over in front. Very clean car. Have spares $20,000.00 (760) 436-0442. Ask for John. Don't For;Jet To suyyort The Advertisers who Keey Dusty Times Reyorting The off Road News! January 2002 FOR SALE: 1992 Bronco Prerunner-full cage, 3 seat, 4 link 9" full floater Ford rear end, 4 W.D.B., King Shocks, King by pass, AC, PW, POL, smog able, 4WD, Pro built, mint condition. Best truck available for the money. $46K (562) 618-4826. FOR SALE: AlumiCraft PreRunner. Brand New! Has about 10 miles on car. Frame & body are yellow. Honda V6, Men-deola 5 speed Fortin Outboard Hubs, 934.5 CV's Huge Axles. Beard extra wide seats. Gray w/ Gray seat belts, 2 Parker Pump-ers, 4- Pos enter com momo str. wheel & shift knob, roof rack w/ Bead Locks. Took 15 months to get. Don't wait Buy it now! If you need to ask how much you don't need this car. Call Tim at (760) 996-0125. FOR SALE: HEWLAND GEAR BOX SALE: (1}-DG300-$4,000.00, (3) FGB's $3,000.00, $4,000.00 and $5,000.00. (FGB's used in 10 and 12 car). Package deal available. (562) 618-4826. FOR SA LE: From Flanner y Racing: One Pro-4 FourWheel Drive Race Truck. Jack's Old Truck, W on lots of races, Independent front end, W alker Evans Rac-ing Shocks, Dana 60 Rear End, Complete Body, Excel-lent Core Race Truck for Starting Out. No front car-rier but takes stock GM front cliff, No transmission or en-gine. Needs some work Ask-ing as is $32,000.00 OBO. ALSO Pre-Runner or Fun Truck Originally built by Clive Smith and raced by Larry Raglin for GM. C lass 7, GM Powertrain put in new V6 engine and transmission. Built with the best of every-thing. Asking as is $20,000.00 OBO. ALSO FOUR ENGINES, 2-430 CI W/Brodax Heads, 2-430 CI W /SB 2 Heads, front engine aluminum mounting plate w/ all accessory drive equipment mounted to them, freshen ed, $12,500.00 each run $10,000.00 each. ALSO FOR SALE C & C Brid ge-port Vertical Mill w/ Anilam 1100 $22,500.00 OBO, C & C Standard-Modern Model 17x60 Lathe w/ Anilam 1200-$38,500.00 OBO, 1972 Ken-tucky 44' Van Traile r $ 7,500.00 OBO. Please call (608) 254-4788 Flannery Rac-ing AKA Off-Road Logging. FOR SALE: New Mirage 4 seat PreRun cassie. Beard Seats, P.S. Saco Magnum Rack, Fodrill .,. fro n t and rear arms, Big spindles. Set up for Coilover shocks. $9,000.00 (5 62) 618-4826. FOR SALE: 2001, 26" Domina-tor Trailer FOR SALE: Rear ramp door, wired for electric. Mounted tool boxes and work counter, wrapped in vinyl. Easy to remove white underneath. Asking $8,500.00. (303) 799-0477 x21. FOR SALE: 1996 F800 Ford Hauler and 42' 5th wheel tra·iler. 8 . 3 liter Cummings, 6 spd, 22.5 rub-ber, 35K miles. Runs and drives excellent. $46,000.00 or trade. (562) 618-4826. JUMP START THE 2002 SEA-SON: READ SPONSORS: How to get one; How to keep one by Nina Murphy $21.95 (with postage/handling) Murf Ink, 1722 Wollacott St Redondo Beach, CA 90278-2836 . INDb.X TO AD\/b.R. Tl.=>b.i:2.6 Aggressive Suspensions ........................... 64 Anderson ..................................................... 12 Austecx ........................................................ 35 Baker Precision .......................................... 33 Cactus .......................................................... 56 Camburg Engineering ................................ 63 Cisco .............................................................. 9 Coast Resorts ............................................. 10 CORR .............................................................. 4 Courtenay .................................................... 53 OCS Digital Communications Services ................... 62 Eibach Springs ........................................... 30 Fabtech ........................................................ 1B F.A.I.R . ......................................................... 66 FAT Performance ....................................... 19 Fuel Safe Racing Cells .............................. 44 German Auto ............................................... 2B GT Motorsports .......................................... 39 Hannemann Fiberglass, Inc ...................... 35 Headflow Masters ... : ................................. 66 Herbst .......................................................... 38 Kartek Off Road .................................... 5, 11 lsco ............................................................... 45 Kawaguchi Honda ...................................... 21 King Shock Tech ........................................ 43 Light Force Engineering ............................ 24 Mastercraft ................................................. 41 MacCachren ................................................ 20 McKenzie Performance Products ...........• 52 Mendeola Racing ........................................ 47 Micky Thompson Tires ............................. 48 M.O.R.E ........................................................ 29 Mojave Desert Racing ............................... 51 MSD Ignition ............................................... 57 Nevada Off Road Buggy ............................ 32 Parker Pumper ........................................... 34 PCI Race Radios and Equipment. ............... 2 Penhall Fabrication ................................... 55 Pike's Family Restaurant ......................... 25 Race Prep Services ................................... 49 Race Ready ................................................. 45 Rancho Performance ................................. 65 Ronco Plastics Inc ..................................... 59 Riviera Racing Sale ................................... 61 SNORE .......................................................... 27 Sourapas ..................................................... 57 Strictly Performance ................................ 46 Sunderland Racing ..................................... 33 Sway-A-Way Corp ...................................... 17 Toyota Motorsports .................. Back Cover Transaxle Engineering .............................. 31 Tri-Mil Industries ....................................... 41 Union 76 Racing Gasoline ........................ 22 Valley Performance ................................... 44 Vanderway .................................................. 15 VP Racing Fuels ......................................... 60 Web Cam ..................................................... 54 Whiplash Motorsports .............................. 23 Page 75

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