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2003 Volume 20 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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volume 20 • Number 1 -January 200! $2.50 ISSN8750-17!2 covering the world of competition in the dirt .•.

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Volume 20 - Number 1 January 2003 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 Mike Chamberlain J&L Photography Jim Culp Mike Del Col Martin Holmes Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Rene Montana Byrle Moore Troy Robinson Jeff Straw Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions, DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUS'IY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTYTIMES, 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. A Very Merry Chrisnnas from all of us at Dusty Times to all our friends all over the country ~nd the world. In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Baja 1000 by Judy Smith .............................................................. : ............. 8 lSrh Telstra Rally Australia by Martin Holmes ................................................... 26 SNORE Western Desert Championship by John Calvin ............................... 29 Baja Sidebar by Byrle Moore ................................................................................... 36 Australia Off Road - Round #5 by Steve Hilton .............................................. 39 VORRA October Land Rush by]. Preston Bradshaw ....................................... 46 MDR Stoddard ·250 by Sheryl Cannon .......................... : ..................................... 50 · Desert Steel Baja In Havasu by Sheryl Cannon .............................................. : ... 57 CODE Mangiamos 300 by Byrle Moore .............................................................. 62 Whiplash Vulture Mine by Mike Del Col .......................................................... 66 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ......................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ............................. : ............................................................................. 6 Pony Express ..................................................................................................... 37 2003 Race Calendar ................................................................................... 40-41 F.A.I.R. News by Wes Wisdom ............................................. : ........................ 70 Protruck Race Report -Baja 1000 .................................................................. 70 Good Stuff Directory ....................................................................................... 71 Classified Ads ................................................................................................... 78 Index To Advertisers ............ ." ........................................................................... 79 On The cover Dan Smith and Dave Ashley fook the big win in the Baja 1000. They split the driving chores and set a record elapsed time of 16: 19:03, a new speed · record of 62.167mph after spending four weeks fo Baja pre-running. This was their third Trophy Truck Baja 1000 win in a row, last year they won but were ninth overall, all Class l c;ars in front of them. Picture by John Rettie - Trackside Photo Dave and Bill Gasper drove their 5-1600 to the class win in the Baja 1000: It's the same old car but they've added all the new high tech stuff which allows longer axles and more travel. Their time was 22:59:03, an average speed of 44.135mph. They were a remarkable 21" overall, that is very impressive. And, for their class, 15 of the 16 entries finished the race. Picture by Byrle Moore - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at c5ubscrihe <Joday 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 State ---------------------____________ Zip Primary Interest Cars □. Trucks D Motorcycles 0 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 2003 Page 3

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2003 Happenings ... February 1, 2003 Annual Awards Banquet Pomona,CA March 29, 2003 Seed 9 Rally Sprint Goodsprings, NV May 2-3, 2003 International RaU, Laughlin,NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O.Box400 MAYWOOD,CA90270 (323) 560-SHOW Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Count) Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AUToMOVIUSTICA SANQulNTIN 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 ThIALs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BILL MARKUM • PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTUNE-(714) 562-7742 E MAIL: <> January 19, 2003 Romoland/SCTA February 2; 2003 Reed Valley/ATA February 23, 2003 Lucerne/Plonkeers March 16, 2003 TBNVOTE April?, 2003 Reed Valley/ ATA ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APT042 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SuR. MEX1co AUSTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSIDP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS Sr. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES 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 All Raas Are Night Races AU Races At Barona Racewa1, Lakeside, CA BBMMARKITING PROMOTIONS OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE RACING & SPECIAL EVENT MARKETING 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909)3406474 . BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 3475 BoULDER HIGHWAY l.As VEGAS, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775/FAX (702) 641-2431 E-MAIL: January 3-4, 2003 KTM Parker 250 January 17-19, 2003 Laughlin R.S. Hare Scrambles February 7-9, 2003 Blue Water Resort/Casino Parker 425 Parker, AZ February 22-23, 2003 Adelanto Grand Prix Adelanto, CA April 11-13, 2003 Nevada 200 Trail Ride Motorcycles Onl,/ln<1itation On!, April 25-2 7, 2003 Terrible'sTown 250 Pahrump,NV . June 26-29, 2003 Vegas To Reno August 22-24, 2003 Baja Mex 300 World Championship Baja California, MX December 5-7, 2003 Las Vegas 200 Las Vegas, NV BONNEVILLE OFF RoAD RACING ENTERPRISES 341 W.2575NORTH SUNSET, UT 84015 (801) 773-1651/(801) 773-9319 Fax May 2-3, 2003 Wendover Express Wendover, UT . July 4-5, 2003 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV September 5-6, 2003 Ely 200 El ,NV Dusty Times BRIGHI'ON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613)475-1102/FAx(613)475-3250 CAJOR AVTOMOVIUSTA]UAR£NSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING . 7210 GATEWAY EAsT EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RAu,y SERIF.S SUE ROBINSON • DIRECTOR 845 ScHOOHOUSE ROAD RAMONA, CA 92065 (7 60) 7 88-3809 E-MAIL: WEBSITE <> JOHN DILLON, SoPAC RALLY STEWARD E-MA11.: Rim Of The World Rally Pro and Club Rall, Palmdale, CA August 16, 2003 Gorman Ridge Club Rally Frazier Park, CA September 28,2003 Treeling Club Rally West Covina, CA October 3-4, 2003 Tentative Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ October 10, 2003 Santa Maria Speedway Rallysprint Santa Maria, CA November 14-15, 2003 Tarline, Treeline Club Rallies Monrovia, CA December 12-14, 2003 Ramada Express Rally • CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 P1ERRE,SD57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLA1N VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.j. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT05743 (802) 265-S618 Cl.AIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 Twr.LINEROAD WEUSVILLE, OHIO 4 3968 (330) 532-4589 CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN Qu1NTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AmoMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USAJANWRIGHT(0ll 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB · P.O. Box3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFRoAD BRAVO 120B ZONACERTRO MEXICALI, B.C., MX USAPHONE(760)455-8069 71 ...,ff= 17111= •-W11:~_r. .. Y-~• / ,.,,,ll=ll=I • TIIM-IC -ii o o©a · PCI Race Radios conHnues lo lead Congratulates the following champions. Thank you for a great 2002 season. We're proud to be a part of your winning efforts! .S-C:~EF IDl~l='~LL r-»IDIIJIIIWT.S C::##~A4r--'lt!IJJIIIW.S Four Wheel: Troy Herbst Motorcycle: Hegenveld/Cambell Quad: Jimmy Stephensen the desert @cing, industry with the highest quality communicaHon systems ever. EIITIJ IDl~l='~LL .r--cJ/11/lflelTS C'l#"""-A,,,#,=:-'ltDIJll#lt,f Four Wheel: Darnen Jefferies With over 25 years of experience in racing communicaHons, irs no surprise 9 out of 10 competitors rely on us fo help get them fo the finish line. In addilion lo our extensiVe racing communicaHon products, we also · feature safety products from Bell, Shoei. Pyrotech. Mechani¥ Wear. and No Fear. as. :)Nell as d'ps systems from t:.n~rance= 4 ,-c;, ~C:E: ~JDIICII.S. Off .Ro9d's most yvinning communicaHons~ 800.869.5636 562.~27.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave. • Signal Hill. CA 90755 January 2003 A4~ IDl~~LL r-»Cl!IIJIIIWTS C'##~A,,,l,=:-'IIUIJIIIW . 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Trail Notes ... NEW DRIVER - A brand new driver or crew member has arrived at the "Gnarly" Dave and Kathie Collier house. A brand new baby boy, Kyle David Collier checked in on November 12, 2002. 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20" long. Our congratulations to the proud parents, may he have a long and healthy life! RE WE RED FACED? -In last months issue of Dusty Times we listed many f the multiple time winners of the Baja 1000 race. We don't have the riginal copy of the names that were sent to us but we evidently omitted the fact that Doug Robertson won the 1000 In '76, '77, '79 & '86. Gosh, will we ever get it right? SCORE BAJA 1000 -The 35th running of the B'aja 1000 is now history. We will have a full race report starting on page·8 of this issue, with lots of pictures to go with it. On this page we would like to congratulate all those who competed and finished and to all those who didn't make it to the finish line we can only say, try it again next year. Just for your info here are the top three in the classes that were run this year. Trophy Truck -Dan Smith/Dave Ashley -Ford, Ed/Tim Herbst - Ford, Robby Gordon - Ford, Scott Steinberger -Ford. Class 1 - Mike Julson/Bob Lofton -Jimco Chevy, Doug Fortin/Charlie Towns-ley -Jimco Chevy, Troy· Herbst/Larry Roesseler -Smithbuilt Ford, Scott/ Andy McMillin -Porter Chevy. Protruck -Alan Pfleuger/Dan Ragland -Chevy, Matt/Steve Scaroni - Ford, Paul Perrizo/Greyson Smith/Ryan Herzog -Ford. 1/ 2-1600 -Brian Jeffrey/Lorenzo Rodriguez -Lothringer, Carlos/Mramiro Escobido/, Eric/Hyrum Duran -Chenowth. Class 3 -Donald/Kenneth Moss -Ford. Class 31 -Ikuo Hanawa/Matt Ford - Mitsubishi, Class 5 -No finishers. Class 5-1600 -Dave/Bill Gasper, Allan Gregory, Steve Kobayashi, Miguel Rosales/ Roberto Green. Class 7 - Perry McNeil/Carlos Tortolero -Ford, Felix Murillo/ Guillermo Vizcaino -Ford, Enrique Guerrero/Enrique Guerrero Jr -Ford. Class 7S - Mike Homer/Robert Graham - Toyota, Doug Siewert/Cory Susag - Chevy, Dan Fresh/Russ Sanders - Jeep. Class 8 - Rodimiro Amaya/Willie Valdez Jr -Chevy, Sam Stahl/Eric Salcedo -Ford, Lowell Arnold/Gene Bried - Jeep. Class 9 - Eric Fisher/Isaac Chapiuk -Garibay Challenger, Artura/ Abel Velazco -Chenowth, Gerado/Fernando Montijo. Class 10 - Steve Myers/George Erl -Jimco Toyota, Martin Christensen/Dave Mason - Jimco BMW, Eli/Yobsam Lee -Jimco Honda. SCORE Lites -David. Callaway/Scott Mapes -Dunrite, Tom Ridings/Bruce Conrad -Chenowth, Mark Kyle/Larry Naba -Mirage. Class 11 -Eric/Jose Solorzano, Garth Ankeny/Mike Peters. Stock Full -Chad/Rod Hall -Hummer, Ramsey El Wardani/Chris Wilson - Ford, Kevin Conlin/Dave Simp-son - Ford. Stock Mini - Steve Williams/Charles Braden -Ford, Bob Land/Jim Winovich - Isuzu. Baja Challenge -Robert Sutton/Eliott Forbes Robinson, Jeff/David Stone/Robert Viau, Andrew/Don/Matt Hassard/Greg Roark. Class · 21 -David/Leonel Ruvalcaba/Steve Cruz - Yamaha, Eddie Zeller/Eric Hinge le/ Jack Montgomery - Yamaha, Tom Grisham/Tom Fischer/Mike Mitchell -Hon-. da. Class 22 -Steve Hengeveld/Johnny CampbelVAndy Grider -Honda, Brian Pinard/Scott Myers -Honda, Gary Cluff/Scott Rucker -Honda. Class 30 -Kevin Ward/Scott Dunlavey/Daryl Hambleton -Honda, Jim Ferguson/Gwin Vough/John Albro -Honda, Tex Mitchell/ Alan Roach/Chad Houck. Class 40 -Chris Haines/Bob Johnson/Jack Johnson/Craig Adams -Honda, Jim O'Neal/ Tim Withers/Jon Ortner -Honda, Katsumi Yamaza/Hisashi Uneta/Kaxunari Iriki -Honda. Class 50 - Richard Jackson/Bob Wadlow/Mark Force -Honda. Class 25 -Ruben Martin/Gilberto Santana -Honda, Nick Nelson/John Pellan · -Honda, John Gregory/Doug Eichner/Mark Spaeth -Honda. Sportsman Buggy -Gordon Frevel/Pedro Morales -VW Baja Bug. Sportsman Truck -Mark/Don Floyd -Hummer. 250cc Motorcycle - Mitsuaki Kanazawa -Honda. Over 250cc Motorcycle -Shawn Price/Sam Buffa. Sportsman ATV -Greg Melby/Terry Marcum. A full Baja 1000 story by ace correspondent Judy Smith starts on page .B. Go there now! UYOTA MILESTONE/TRUE GRIT AWARDS -Following another punishing CORE Baja 1000, only seven die-hard competitors survived to win 2002 Toyota Milestone awards. Class 1/2-1600 champion Brian Jeffrey will also be the sole recipient of the Toyota True Grit Award this year. More than half of those eligible for Toyota Milestone Awards prior to the Baja 1000 were eliminated when they failed to finish the 1,018 mile trek down the Baja, California peninsula. As it has for the past 16 years, Toyota will present the prestigious awards to the off road racers who finish every mile of every race in the 2002 SCORE International series. Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to all SCORE off road competitors in the professional four wheel classes who complete every required mile in the six race desert series. The seven drivers who earned Milestone Awards in 2002 are Scott Steinberger (Trophy Truck), Dale Ebberts (Class 1), Troy Herbst (Class 1), Brian Jeffrey (1/2-1600), Jake Maness (1/2-1600), Dan Fresh (7S) and John Griffin (Stock Full). Non-factory backed competitors in classes 1/2-1600, 5, 10 and SCORE Lites who complete every required mile in the six race series, and have the largest . cumulative point total in each class, split the $12,000 Toyota True Grit prize fund. Brian Jeffrey, in Class 1/2-1600 will be the sole n:cipient in 2002 and will take home the entire ca:sh prize. The awards will be presented at the SCORE Banquet, in Primm, Nevada on December 7th. STENBERG GET WELL -Stephen Stenberg is undergoing surgery on Decem ber 4. Stenberg is one of the spark plugs of the Mag-7 group. Stephen thinks he'll be off work for nine weeks. He'll be up and around before the Christ• mas holiday. We wish him a speedy and complete recotiery. BRENDAN GAUGHAN -At the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Awards Banquet, our own Brendan Gaughan was named Rookie Of The Year. Gaughan won over Bill Lester and Jason Small as the awards were announced by the Craftsman Truck Series Rookie Panel. "This award is a nice thing to win, it helps out with a young team, but being 11th in the points, no.offense, is kind of embarrassing" said Gaughan. Brendan won twice on the tour this year, both victories coming at Texas Motor Speedway. Brendan's stats are: 22 starts, 2 wins, 5 top 5 finishes an·d 9 top 10 finishes. He won $367,755 for his efforts. HYUNDAI LEAVES PRORALLY -After eight successful seasons, Hyundai Motor America announced its decision not to field a works-backed team in the SCCA ProRally Championship Series in 2003. Hyundai has en-joyed a long and very successful relationship with Libra Racing in the SCCA ProRally Series, having just clinched a sixth Overall Manufacturers C hampion-ship in October. Over the years, rl1.e outstanding performance of SCCA rally legend and team leader John Buffum, along with drivers Paul Choiniere, Noel Lawler, Mark Higgins and navigators Jeff Becker, Charlie 'Bradley and Michael Gibson focused the spotlight on the performance capabilities and the reliabiliry Page& TEL/FAX (01152) 553-4087 <www mx> January 31-February 2, 2003 VW Autopartes 250 Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX April 11-13, 2003 Grupo T erso 200 San Felipe, B.C., MX June 13-15, 2003 KC HiLites Night Race Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX August 15-17, 2003 CODE/FRTORWGran l'rix J acume T ecate Tecate, B.C., MX October 10-12, 2003 CODEMangiamos300 Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX December 12-14, 2003 CODE/Record Race Ready 200 Mexicali to San Felipe B.C., MX CoLORADOHILL CuMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOL TZ, PRESIDENT (719)531-3642W/(719XS87-9827H P.0Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, co 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA92232 HECTOR CERECER Ol 1-52-65-66-4458 CORR CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING 192 N . STATE ROAD, SUITE 267 AVON, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 May 24-i6, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Dresser, WI June 7-8, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Antigo, WI June 21-22, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon,Wl July 12-13, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, Ml August 9-10, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, Ml August 30-31, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, WI September 13-14, 2003 Pro Series On!J New Berlin, NY CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINo,SuITE352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVAEx-r42 FAX (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DA VE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Ol;impia, WA) DAKARRALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BFACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 l>EcATIJR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLlJB DECAruR, TX 76234 TOM.Au.EN (800) 662-3649/(214)64 l-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 -(928) 855-2208 October 25-26, 2003 Baja In Havasu Lake Havasu, AZ EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsENADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX Ol l-52-646-1818989 Eus10 January 2003 Oll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for bugg:,s & Motorcycles Esniao BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE RACING VICTORIA GALINDO _ ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Oll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma:,, Noo at Da11idson Racewa1 FRT MOTORSPORTS 250 KENNEDY, #2 CHUI.A VISTA, CA 91911 (619) 427-5759 E-MAIL: December 31, 2002 McMillin Companies Dash Bike & Car Race Buggies & Trucks ' February 14-16, 2003 The King April 18-19, 2003 The FRT 200 August 15-16, 2003 The Lazo de Amistad Tecate, B.C., MX October 17-19, 2003 Superstition 250 XX Plaster City East December 30-31, 2003 The Dash Plaster City West GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD lAWRENCEVIILE, GA30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION PAUL HUFFMAN (402) 296-4349 JESS URWIN (402) 944-2193 All races are slwrt course, stadium style. Classes· Sportsman Buggy, 1/2/5-1600, Sport Truck and Quads. Nebraska RacewaJ Park is just mintttes west of Omaha, NE. <> 1 OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All e11ents stdged at the ~lttb grounds in Cleves. Ohio) OOERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612)937-3816/FAX474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTs PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-23 71 ]EEPSPEED RACING FOR STREET LEGAL /EEP CHEROK~ES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714)538-7434 <www> E-MAIL: KAMI.OOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4woCuJB P.O. Box465 l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 Boa(250) 374-7175 DAYS . RANDY(250) 579-962i EVES. WES(250)351-2819 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. }EFFELROD (408) 926-0522 }IM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAluuTA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS A.I..VAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX · 011-52-1637-1790 MicHIGAN BuooY BunDERS DUNE BUGGY [RWE SHOW 517 5437' 14 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSIIlPS M. T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 4883 7 (517)627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, A TVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AsSOCIATION P.O . Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 E-MAIL: <> May 17,2003 Short Course Series Casey, IL May 18,2003 200km Enduro Casey, IL Mike Turner: (217) 235-2473 September 27, 2003 Short Course Series Casey, IL September 28, 2003 200km Enduro Casey, IL Todd Ashworth: (217) 932-3216 MOJAYE DESERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 FAX E-MAIL: February 1, 2003 Wild Wash 250 Barstow, CA April 5, 2003 Mojave 250 Barstow, CA May 17,2003 Ridgecrest 250 Ridgecrest, CA June 28, 2003 Kartek 400 Lucerne Valley, CA August 9, 2003 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 27, 2003 Lucerne 300 Lucerne Valley, CA November22,2003 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. HIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. 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OFF RoAD RAcING AssoCIATION VOUJNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT · GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. - 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. -9 & UNL'rD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OuTLAwREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheebng in the Counry 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHllADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison Count) Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO 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. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PlKEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING . SAND DRAc;y, 1'uFF TRU'KS, DEsERr SHORT Camsli 1}11,a<s, DUDES & QuADS (609) 660-0402/(609) 6600066 PRoTRUCK RAcING SERIES 9409 ABRAHAM WAY SANTEE, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/FAX: (619) 449-6470 January 16-19 ,2003 Laughlin Desert Shallen!l'e . SCORE February 7-9, 2003 Parker 425 BITD March 14-15, 2003 San Felipe 250 SCORE April 12-13, 2003 Guam PRO April 25-2 7, 2003 Terrible's Town 250 BITD May JO-June 1, 2003 Baja 500 SCORE June 26-29, 2003 Vegas To Reno BITD July 10-13, 2003 Henderson's Terrible 250 SCORE -August29-31, 2003 Crandon World Championships PRO September 12-14, 2003 Primm 300 SCORE September 26-28, 2003 Baja Mex 300 BITD October 11-12, 2003 Phoenix PRO November 13-16, 2003 Baja 1000 SCORE December 5-7, 2003 Las Vegas 200 BITD PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. 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WESTERN OFF RoAD RAONG AssoclAnON URRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRAP.O.Box3241 SUMASWA98295 WESTERN Pf.NNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL ()pp ROAD RACING PATRICK McGu1RE P.O. Box 376 ADAMSBURG, PA January 2003 of the Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai entered the championship in 1995 and quickly emerged as a_ dominant force in the popular rally series. In total, Hyundai won six of the last eight Open Class and Manufacturers Championships, as well as the Production Class Manufacturers Championship for the past two seasons. STENBERG REVISITED -Shortly b~fore press time we heard from Stephen Stenberg. He advised us that the operation was a complete success, he was home, recuperating and everything should be just fine. Always good news. RAL FLAG - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Dennis ucow, brother of Russ Burow. Dennis was one of the old time Checkers nd he and Russ won many a race back running with SCORE and HDRA. Dennis is survived by his daughter, Stacy. Dennis will be missed by all who knew him. FNAL FLAG -James Qim) Joseph Feuling left this earth on December 4 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim's career as inventor and engineer in the auto and motorcycle world spanned more than 30 years. Jim served in the US Army, Special Forces and was a proud member of the 300 mph club at Bonneville. Jim drove his own self designed and built streamliner at 370mph. Jim is survived by his wife, Kathleen, daughter Theresa, twin sons Matthew and Daniel, sister Olivia and mother Germain Feuling-~hang. Trail Notes continued on page 78 (412) 527-6556 WlDPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 January 11, 2003 Points Banquet Tuscon,AZ Desert Tour Buggy & Truck Series March 1, 2003 Hayfield Draw 200 Camp Verde, AZ April 5-6, 2003 Tuscon Fool's Gold Pima Motorsports Park MayJ,2003 Rock To Rock Rocky Point, MX August 30, 2003 Snowflake 150 Heber, AZ September 27-28 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Mocorsports Park October 25, 2003 Vulture Moun rain Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX Desert Challenge Bike & ATV January 4-5, 2003 Sandy Beach GP Rocky Point, MX February 1-2, 2003 Hieroglyphic 100 Lake Pleasant, AZ March 2, 2003 Hayfield Draw 200 Camp Verde, AZ April 5-6, 2003 Tuscon Fools GP Pima Motorsports Park May3,2003 Rock To Rock Rocky Point, MX June 1,2003 Cinder Mounrain 100 Flagstaff, AZ June 28-29, 2003 ALTO Pit Prescott, AZ July 27, 2003 Camp Wood 100 Prescott, AZ August 31, 2003 Snowflake 150 Heber,AZ September 27-28, 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25-26, 2003 Vulture Mountain 150 Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX Desert Mini & Peewee Tour January 4-5, 2003 Sandy Beach GP Rocky Point, MX February 1-2, 2003 Hieroglyphic 100 Lake Pleasant, AZ March 1, 2003 hayfield Draw 200 Camp Verde, ·AZ April 5-6, 2003 Tuscon Fool's GP Pima Motorsports Park May3,2003 Rock To Rock Rocky Point, MX May 31, 2003 . Cinder Mountain 100 Flagsraff, AZ June 28-29, 2003 ALTO Pit Prescott, AZ July 26, 2003 Camp Wood 100 Prescott, AZ August 30, 2003 Snowflake 150 Heber, AZ September 27-28, 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25, 2003 Vulture Mountain 150 Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX COP Moto X Holiday Blowout October 27, 2003 Canyon November 3, 2003 Canyon November 10, 2003 Canyon November 17, 2003 Canyon Fast Track Racing Sand Drags October 19-20, 2003 Canyon Raceway November 16-17, 2003 Canyon Raceway December 14-15, 2003 Canyon Raceway January 18-19, 2003 Canyon Raceway Pima Motorsports Park Moto X November 9-10, 2003 PMPPark November 23-24, 2003 · PMPPark December 14-15, 2003 PMPPark WISCONSIN MoTORSPORTS SHow (414) 747-1711 W1scoNsIN OFF RoAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. 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SCORE BAJA 1aaa Ashley & Smith Take overall Mike Julson and Bob Lofton fulfilled a long held dream by winning Class 1 at the 35'1' edition of the Baja 1000. Their Chevy Jimco had virtually no trouble and finished in 17:04:48. · SCORE's season ending Baja hind the overall winning Honda dirt piled in front of the conven-1000 was the 35th edition of the team of Johnny Campbell, Steve tion center at 8:30. It was to be one challenging and heartbreaking Hengeveld and Andy Grider. · vehicle every 30 seconds. But this event, traveling from Ensenada to · This year's epic was :1eadquar-was Baja. In the dark of the pre-La Paz, in 1017 emotion laden tered in Ensenada, wh~re a jam dawnhourssomethingwentwrong miles. packed contingency day took ad- with the Ensenada water system, While the winners, Dave Ashley vantage of a Mexican national holi- and what Sal Fish called "a giant, and Dan Smith got to the finish in day, ·and thousands of fans gath-giant water main", broke. The record time in their Ford Trophy ered to admire the cars, get auto- wash, which had been the first few Truck, there were many others who graphs and buy souvenirs. It was miles of the course, was deluged. struggled through long hours to get wall-to-wall people for the entire The bikers faced an impassable there at all. Ashley and Smith re- day. quagmire, and it didn't look good corded a time of 16 hours and 19 The race was scheduled to start for the cars and trucks either. Fish, minutes, and an average speed of for the bikes and quads at 6:30 who had a serious time problem, 62: 167 miles per hour. They were Thursday morning, with the cars because he had a commercial flight just a minute and 36 seconds be-and trucks to go off the mound of tci catch in Tijuana later in the Bruce Meyers and Vic Wilson, winne,s of the 1967 Baja 1000, were aiming to get there one more time, but terminal motor trouble on the new Manxter ended their trip early morning (in order to get to La Paz in time to get everything up at the finish), started looking for alterna-tives. The local police wanted the start to go as planned, but that wasn't an option for SCORE. After a lot of talking, phoning and running a round, the local of-ficials gathered up a bunch of po-lice and sailors and boy scouts and anyone else who could look offi-cial, and lined them along the streets that led from the convention cen-ter to the point where Avenida Ruiz turns to dirt. It's a familiar area, where the Baja 500 has finished for the last several years, and it was, of course, the point where this course had been planned to exit town. Fish hopped into his vehicle and told the first biker (a non-English speak-Perry McNeil did all the driving in his Class 7 Ford, and went home with the victory, finishing in a time of 22:08:42. ing Japanese racer) to "follow me". Like the Pied Piper he then led his charges through the confusing streets ofEnsenada, to the new start line. The trucks and cars waited fretfully on the street in front of the convention center. No one knew what was going on, because now all the officials had departed, and no one had thought to leave behind someone with a radio to tell the car/truck drivers what was hap-pening. It felt like hours and hours, but the first biker was only an hour and ten minutes late getting off the line. He left at 7:40. Now the ques-tion was, "Can SCORE leave the desired gap of an hour o·r so be-tween the last quad and the first Trophy Truck?" How could Fish and his team officiate and still catch their plane? Drumroll, please! To the rescue came Riviera Racing and Haas Jlac-ing, both equipped with private planes and a few extra seats. They volunteered to take whoever needed to go whenever they were ready to leave. So Fish no longer had to plan on that drive up to Tijuana to catch the commercial flight. He could relax and start the Trophy Trucks a decent interval behind the quads. All of a sudden word came back to the trucks that it was time to move along. Everyone formed up, and to Fish's delight, they staged themselves as they moved out, ar-riving at the new start line in nearly race ready order. The first truck off the line left at 9:15, only 45 min-utes later than planned. And they charged out into an area that looked like a child's maze magnified to giant proportions. A dead calm hung over the area as the cars headed into the dirt roads of suburban Ensenada. The course skirted fields, back yards and front yards, dodge_d barbed wire fences, tree lines, water pipes and clothes-lines. Spectators lined almost every inch, helpfully pointing the correct direction as drivers chugged up steep inclines, only to find a right angle turn at the top of a hill. There were sharp drop-offs, rutted uphills, narrow gates, a couple of two point turns and always the dust hanging everywhere. Dust covered spectators cheered and whistled and pointed the right way. The racers had 40 hours to get to La Paz. And the 35th Baja 1000 was underway. There were 20 Trophy Trucks, a new record entry, and they were an awe-inspiring sight. They all man-aged to get through the first 114 miles, which brought them to Killiwas, an area on Highway 3 not far from Mike's Sky Ranch. At that point the lead was in the hands of Larry Ragland in his Chevy. He had only seconds on Robby Gordon in his Ford, and he was only a minute and ten seconds up on Ashley who was in the Ford at the start. Mark Post ran fourth in his Ford, and then Brian Collins was fifth in an-other Chevy. Roger Gray, who had Brendan Gaughan as a co-driver in a Chevy, and Brian Grouws, in a Ford were delayed with some time consuming problem, but they got there. Grouws did no get to our next point of reference however. From Killiwas they drifted down San Manias Pass, skirted the edge · of Diab lo Dry Lake on a very fast road, then zipped toward San Feli-pe and right past it, onto the old Puertecitos Road. From Puertecitos they took the washboard/gravel road south to Coco's Corner, which was at Mile 303, and then started down into the big opening of Calamajue Wash. Up the very wet, muddy wash took them into El Crucero, right near the pavement of Highway 1, and then they paral-leled the highway, turning east af-ter a few miles, to parallel the road that goes into Bay of L.A. If all went well _they popped out on the pave-ment at Mile 349, and fairly flew into bay of L.A. where the Check and pits were at Mile 379. · Ken and Don Moss have been steadily piling up the finishes all year long, and this time their Bronco made it all the way once again, to give them the Class 3 win. Steve Myers and George Erl survived some mysterious electrical problems with their Toyota powered Jimco to take the hotly fought Class 10 win. At that point, the lead belonged to Ed and Tim Herbst, in their Ford, and they had about a minute on Darnen Jefferies in his Ford. Jef-feries had lost some time with two rear flats at once at Mile 65 (both tires had nails in them). Ashley ran third about two minutes later, with Ragland in fourth, having some trouble with his engine manage-ment system. In fifth it was Gor-don, who'd had a leaky hub. He spent some time in a pit working on it, only to realize he had no spare part on this side of the peninsula. So he put it all·back together and went on, but the hub leaked grease onto his brakes, and he was effec-tively without rear brakes for the rest of his ride. At this point Mark Miller had fallen out and so had Continued on page 10 Pages January 2003 Dusty Times

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INTERNATIONAL. m11namD· Merry Christmas & Happy New Year DJ netWlltli#!f _ THE ULTIMAT£P0WER SQURCE SCORE congratulates the Optima SCORE Desert Racing Series 2002 Overall Points Champions -o,fdtOAO IACl TROPHY TRUCK 1st Ed Herbst 2nd Scott Steinberger 3rd Dan Smith Pro Truck · 1st Steve Barlow 2nd Alan Pflueger 3rd Al Hogan Class 1 1st Troy Herbst 2nd Dale Ebberts 3rd Chuck Hovey Class ½-1600 1st Brian Jeffrey 2nd Jake Maness 3rd Kash Vessels Class 3 1st Donald Moss 2nd Rich Severson 3rd Chris Raffo Class 5 1st George Seeley, Jr. 2nd Larry Mccallum 3rd Michael Jakobson Class 5-1600 1st Allan Gregory 2nd Rob Taylor 3rd Ruben Gutierrez, Jr. Class 30 1st Kevin Ward 2nd Jim O'Neal 3rd Christian Lee Class 40 1st Jim O'neal 2nd Sam Dempsey 3rd Chris Haines Class 50 1st Richard Jackson 2nd David Flores THERE IS NO 3RD PLACE I Class 7 1st Craig Turner 2nd Perry McNeil 3rd Hector Salazar Class 7s 1st Dan Fresh 2nd Doug Siewert 3rd Eric Hardin Class 8 1st Nick Vanderwey 2nd Joe Patelli 3rd Beny Canela Class 9 1st Eric Fisher 2nd Arturo Velazco 3rd Tony Modica Class 10 1st Martin Christensen 2nd Eli Yee 3rd Steve Myers Class SCORE LITES 1st Ken Stroud 2nd Tom Ridings 3rd Jerry Penhall Class 11 1st Eric Solorzano 2nd Fernando Flores 3rd Garth Ankeny Class 24 1st Luis Navarro 2nd Raul Garcia 3rd Bernard Aguilar . Class 25 1st Jimmy Stephensen 2nd John Gregory 3rd Nick Nelson Sportsman Motorcycle Under 250cc 1st Mitsuaki Kanazawa 2nd Tito Colon Troy Herbst Steve Hengeveld Jimmy Stephensen Class Stock Mini · 1st Robert Land 2nd Chris Bainum 3rd Steve Williams Class Stock Full 1st John Griffin 2nd Kevin Colin 3rd Chad Hall Class Sportsman Buggy 1st Gordon Frevel 2nd George Jackson 3rd Vince Wavra Class Sportsman Truck 1st Mark Floyd 2nd Sabine Steinbrecher 3rd Xavier Reyes Class 21 1st Eddie Zeller 2nd Joe Desrosiers 3rd Gerardo Rojas Class 22 1st Steve Hengeveld 2nd Brian Pinard 3rd Jose Meza Sportsman Motorcycle Under 250cc 1st Bobby Black 2nd John Kuh!ken 3rd Corey Keysar Sportsman ATV 1st Steve Willenberg 2nd Greg Melby . 3rd Jorge Juvera • ~ All the 0ff-Roadsman of the Year Contingency Company of the Year -BF Goodrich Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year-American Honda Buggy Chassis Manufacturer of the Year - Jimco Engine Builder of the Year - Dave Bonner ~ Mechanic of the Year - Barry Beacham ~-Entry Sponsor of the Year-Terr_ible Herbst Pit Support of the Year-BFGoodrich Journalist of the Year-Judy Smith Photorgrapher of the Year-Trackside Photography Rookie of the Year -Alan Pflueger Person Of The Year - Jeff Quinn ,.,,oj6 ~ t:~~ ,,s, ... ■ I ~'~ And all SCORE racers, families, crews and our Sponsors ~_..,, G'---Tecate, BFGoodrich, Optima aatteries, 76 Fuel, Bilstein, Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Southern California Ford Dealers Assoc., McKenzie's, Rancho, RSE, ACG, ORI, Signpros) PCI, Coca-Cola, ~ ~

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Mike Jones, Pancho Bio, Sergio Gutierrez and Arturo Gomez teamed to take fourth place in Class 5-1600. They ran out of fuel, still finished in 25:35:54. Jim Kirby, Tommy Tucker and John Howard teamed in their "geriatric special" for a one-time nostalgic run down the peninsula. Silt was the biggest problem and the team finished last. Mark Kyle and Larry Naba .had tfieir Mirage in the lead briefly, but then dropped back to finish in third place in the SCORE Lite class. Mark Newhan, both of them in Chevies. From Bay of L.A. the course took the beautiful graded road ~hat winds along the coast for about 70 miles and then turns west-ward toward El Arco. It turned rough and nasty for the final part of that section, but then they came out on Highway 1, south of Vizcalno and about 35 miles north of San Ignacio. After sliding through the town they traveled southward toward the beach and Alan Pflueger and Dan Ragland teamed up in fflueger's Chevy to lead most of the way in the Protruck class. They took the win, finishing 10" in the overall standings. Page 10 picked up another graded road, which had big sections that turned to silt, starting at about Mile 600. After another 50 miles they hit the shore at San Juanico, one of the loveliest stops on the way, and then they. paralleled the beach for a -while, turned inward at La Purisima, and headed up into the hills, where volcanic rock lurked at the edges of the road. Through the Comondus, and back down through the Hawaii-like greenery, and into the beautiful little town of San Javier with the handsome mission. Then they turned west again, and hit the pavement very near the town oflnsurgentes, where the pits were at about Mile 786. When they'd got that far, the lead was in the hands of Dan Smith, and the Herbst brothers were sec-ond, only 30 minutes behind them. They were having a lot of flat tires. Ashley had had two, and Smith would have only one in his section. Gordon was third in here, and Scott Steinberger ran fourth. He'd An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, Caesars & Bally's had a couple of flats and his co-The most notable part of this sec-driver Dane Cardone had slid off tion was the deep silt beds about the Bay of L.A. Road, breaking .a 20 miles before the finish, and the tie rod and losing an hour with re- litair-step rock formation only a few pairs. Jesse Jones had taken over at miles out. San Ignacio and would hand the Smith had no trouble. He and truck back to Steinberger at this pit. Ashley had spent about four weeks Bob Shepard, in a Chevy, was run-down in Baja, pre-running, and he ning fifth. felt confident. Their plan had been Brian Collins was out, victim of to drive their own race and get to problems with a cam and· timing, the finish, and that's what he was at about Mile 500. And Jefferies doing. They'd had a ~ery small had gone only to Mile 410, not far power steering problem, but noth-from Bay of L.A., on that very fast ing else marred their trip, and he road, where his OPS recorded a brought it to the finish at about speed of over 130 miles per hour. l :30a.m. The Herbsts, coming His input shaft broke, there was a along about 45 minutes later, ran lot of noise, and then he had no into heavy fog. They cranked their forward gears. Gray and Gaughan OPS down really close and used it got through San Juanico, but never as a rally-type log, so thatA.J. Mar-made it to lnsurgentes, and Juan tin could call out the turns even Ibarra was also out in his Ford. when they couldn't actually see Nick Baldwin and Tim Carroll had them. In third, Gordon had heavy lost a bunch of time in their Ford, fog also, and he was an hour and before Juanico, but were still run- 28 minutes behind them. Steinberg-ning. er, another five or six minutes back, Below lnsurgentes the course ran was also in the fog, but he made it between the highway and the beach. Continued on page 13 ~~.1~ ... ~0-..... ~ Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages @~~ Flamingo & The Strip 1-888-227-2279 The Place Las Vegans Call Home™ West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-402-6278 January 2003 West Tropicana & Arville 1-800-675-3267 Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages ~ 0rnmrnrnru0TI • ~ Alta.& Rampart 1-877-677-7111 Dusty Times

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Bob Land and Jim Winovitch took turns driving their Isuzu Rodeo, and for the first time in a long while, managed to get a finish, which, said Bob, "made it all worthwhile.• Felix Murillo and Guillermo Vizcaino, La Paz residents, teamed up in Tom Ridings, Jim Dizney, Mat Cullen, Matias Arjona, and Bruce Conrad teamed in Ridings' Mirage to survive an early rollover and finish second in SCORE Lite. to the finish in fourth, followed in by Shepard, almost three hours later. In all, nine of the Trophy Trucks finished. Darren Skilton was sixth in his Kia, running his small motor, Josh Baldwin was seventh in his Ford, and Jeff and Rick Geiser finished eighth in a Chevy. In ninth it was Steve Sourapas and Rod Muller in a new Ford that had overheating problems right from the start. Mark Post and Curt LeDuc had lost their motor south of Insurgentes. Gus Vildosola, in his new Ford truck, had "exploded" a rear track bar before San Felipe. He'd had a good pit there and they did extensive re-pairs, but he ran about three hours off the pace from then on. He got the truck to co-driver John Mark-ing, who took off for the finish, but a rod went through the side of the motor below lnsurgentes some-where. their Ranger to take second place in Class 7. Class 1 also had 20 entries, and Fortin, in a Chevy Jimco. plenty of talent and horsepower. Most of them survived the jour-They did not get all of them to our ney though San Felipe and Mile 114 observers. Chuck Hovey Puertecitos, but a few came to grief. didn't even get past Ojos before los-Willie Cummings reportedly en-ing a valve spring retainer in his V4 doed his Chevy J imco on the motor Jimco. He was sadly disap-Puertecitos road and did some pointed, because he was one of the damage to himself and passenger few with a mathematical chance to Dan Prestin. Both were flown out, grab the Class 1 season points cham-but Cummings was said to have no pionship. Hovey went home. And serious injuries and Prestin was to so did Mark McMillin, whose elec-be released from Scripps by Novem-tronics went out at Mile 92. The her 23rd. Andrew Myers disap-other 18 got to Killiwas, with Mark's pea~d in this section also, in his brother Scott leading the parade Chevy powered Jimco, and so did in his VS Chevy powered Porter, Jo~e Flores, from Culiacan, on main-with an automatic transmission. His land Mexico, but everyone else went son, Andy, was riding. In second on. place it was Troy Herbst in the Herbst, and co-driver Larry Smithbuilt ford Truggy, and in Roeseler, had the lead at Bay of third it was Dale Ebberts in his L.A., with Mike Julson and Bob Toyota powered Jimco. Just two Lofton now in second place in their minutes later it was Danny Ander- Chevy Jimco. They'd lost first gear son in another Toyota powered at about Mile 30, and Julson had Jimco. And in fifth it was Doug blown a couple of turns, bur orh-erwise thi~gs looked good. In third Ford powered Chenowth. Arnold place it was Scott McMillin, and had taken over for 73 year old Fortin had moved up to fourth. He. Corky at El Crucero, and he rolled had an overheating problem that the car on the pavement north of he never found the reason for, San Ignacio. The car, according to which kept him at about 20 to 25 their ace mechanic, Brian Ewalt, it miles below his normal top speed. pretty much junk, but despite the Gary Weyhrich ran fifth in his radio reports and rumors heard in Chevy Jimco and he was only 18 La Paz, no one in the car was in-minutes behind the leader after 377 jured, and no one from their team miles. was flown out. In the next section, which in-At Mile 786, the Insurgentes eluded some of the most remote pits, Julson and Lofton were lead-parts of the course - long distances ing by about a half hour. The dust from pits and access roads -the sun and fog were terrible, and there went down and darkness settled in. wasn't even a breeze to clear the Ron Brant and Richard Boyle, in course. The Weyhrichs were close another Chevy Jimco, became_ in there, in second or third, but DNFs and so did Daniel Myers, in they didn't get accurate times on still another Chevy Jimco. Todd them, and Charlie Townsley, Jergensen and Mike Grabowski, Fortin's co-driver was right there who drive a Cadillac powered also. In fourth it was McMillin, and Smithbuilt, went out afte1 the co-driver Ron Stacy (talk about Tabion pits, as did Corky McMillin nostalgia), and Herbst and Roe-and co-dTiver Gary Arnold in their seler, ~ho'd had to replace a trans-mission, were fifth, about an hour and 15 minutes behind the last car. Eric Solorzano and Miguel Haro split the driving down /he middle in their Class 11 VW, and finished the trip with the win. Robert Sutton and Elliot Forbes-Robinson gradually worked up through the standings to end their travels in first place in the Baja Challenge division. Their radio hadn't been working right all the way. Kory Scheeler and Larry Job had lost the motor on their Chevy Jimco and didn't get to lnsurgentes. This worked well for Danny Anderson, Ben Schlimme ·and Rob MacCachren, who'd had a long day of rear brake problems. At one point fairly early in the day, Schlimme had a full blown fire at his rear tire, started by a stuck brake. He'd been without for most of the rest of the way, and either no one had spares, or they wouldn't give them away. 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l l I I Matt and Steve Scaroni and Tommy Watson shared the driving in Miguel Rosales, Tito Arambula and Luis Guevara pooled their their Ford Protruck, had the lead for a bit, but ultimately finished CorySusagandDougSiewerthadagooddaygoingintheirChevrolet, considerable talents to bring their car to La Paz as the third 5-1600. _se_c_o_n_d_. ---~~--~~-----~----~ but lost a transfer case and fell to second in Class 7S. Anderson's car. Ma·rk Weyhrich McMillin car for a while, so Scott took the overall season points for mote and inhospitable section with T.J. and Timothy Flynn, who'd was sick when he arrived at could rest, and both he and the the fourth time. The Scott McMil- a broken front arm -it took six come out from Michigan for the Insurgentes, so he got out and put Weyhrich car got stuck in the silt at lin, Ron Stacy, Brian-Ewalt car was hours. Eventually they made re- race. Too bad. But 1Erl was still B.J. Richardson in' his car for a one point. It's reported that Towns-fourth. And the Weyhrich broth-pairs, went on, and then "melted moving at a good rite, and still in while. ' leywas stuck also. It must have been ers and B.J. Richardson took fifth. the spark plugs" at Mile 985. A new front at Mile 377. Hutchins was Now these drivers faced the difficult to pick out the best route Anderson, Schlimme and Mac- set of plugs got them to the finish, now second, orily five minutes be-hanging dust, heavy fog, and the silt through the silt with fog obscuring Cachren, now with brakes, took but they weren't running well at all hind him, and Christensen's co-beds. They had 231 miles to go, but the view, gumming up the visors and sixth place, and a team out of the by then. Still, they said it was better driver, Dave Mason, had dropped they weren't easy miles. Lofton was generally making things miserable. past, Cam Thieriot and Glenn Har- than not finishing. Ninth place went to.third, but was only another three back in Julson's car for the final Eventually Lofton and Julson ris, in a Toyota powered Chenowth to the team of Robbie and Mike minutes back. Higman was up to few miles, and they'd broken the took the win. They were 34 min- two seater rented from Bob Gor- Groff, Jimmy Vasser, Kreg Dona-fourth now, and he'd had to re-exhaust off at the head. They were utes up on Fortin and Townsley, don, were seventh. Eighth place hoe and Marty Fiolka in the Toyota place a flat. Gonzalez was fifth an-shooting flames, and Lofton wor- who said one of their biggest prob-went to Dale Ebberts, Ernie Castro, Jimco. They had early trouble with other 20 minutes back. One more riedaboutoverheating. He said the lems had been getting around Jr., and Darren Ebberts, who ost a spindle nut, and also some volt- entry, Gerardo Limon, had fallen heavy fog was probably a good slower trucks in the dust. They were a, valve in San Felipe. Then Ernie age problems, and so were not yet by the wayside. thing because it forced him to slow a half hour in front of Herbst and rolled it at about midway, and bent where their light bar was when it Darkness fell in the next section down, and probably kept the mo-· Roeseler. With his third place fin-an A-arm. They went on, but the got dark. Vasser, who's never raced for this group, but Erl arrived at tor cooler, allowing them to get a ish Herbst won the class points for arm broke after La Purisima and this event before, got to drive the pits north of San Ignacio still finish. Brian Ewalt got into the the sixth year in a row, and also they had to climb through that re-through the Calamajue Wash in the in front. This was where Myers took Tfte Blfferencel Page 14 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. 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They lost finally determined it was a bad coil. their front brakes, but kept mov- He limped to La Purisima, where ing and got their finish. Word is he waited for anther crew member that Vasser is "stoked" by this Baja to come over the mountain from racing. In tenth, and the last Class the gulf side with a replacement. 1 car to finish, it was Bud and But even with all that, Myers was Buddy Feldkamp and Steve Krieger still in front at lnsurgentes, Mile in their VW powered Penhall. 786. Christensen and Mason had They'd broken a front upper A-arm needed to weld a shifter assembly and repairs had cost a lot of time. back together, so they'd also lost They finished with a big Craftsman time, but were still second. In third open-end wrench welded to the bar it was Hutchins, who had his son, for reinforcement. Chris, age 17, as co-driver. Eli Yee The Class 10 cars were next to ran fourth at this point in his Hon-go, with just 12 entries. All of them da powered Jimco. His brother, got through the first 114 miles, and Lobsam, was his co-driver. In fifth at that point the lead belonged to at this point it was Rudy and Car-George Erl in Steve Myers' Toyota los Cortez in another VW powered powered J imco. He' cl already Kreger. The soloing Higman, who'd pulled what he called a "rookie stopped at San Ignacio for a ham move" and sideswiped a phone sandwich and some power bars, pole, but it hadn't done any seri-had dropped back a bit, but wasn't ous damage, so he was still moving any trouble. right along. Martin Christensen was Between Insurgentes and second in his BMW powered Juanico, the Hutchins team lost Jimco, less than a minute back. In their motor and were done for the third it was Mark Hutchins in his day, and Gonzalez also disappeared multi-colored Toyota Jimco, fol- in that section. As he headed south lowed by Eduardo Gonzalez in Myers was very aware of fourth. In fifth was Will Higman, Christensen's car charging hard in a VW powered Kreger, who'd right behind him. But Myers wasn't decided to drive this race solo. having a really great run. He'd had Ron and Travis Brookshire, in that coil problem, and he had a a VW powered Jimco, were side- flat, and then, doggone it if the re-lined in the next section, and so were placement coil didn't also go bad. In their first time in Baja in several years, Steve Williams, Chuck Braden and Jeff Lammers had a perfect race and took the Stock Mini win with their Ford. Dusty Times

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Sam Stahl and Ramon Castro shared the driving in their Ford F-150, Jeff and David Stone and Robert Viau had the early lead, but eventually The Velazco brothers, Abel and Arturo, drove their Chenowth Class and finished second in Class 8 in 32:12:39. dropped back to second place in the Baja Challenge class. 9 car to second place in the time of 31:24:51. And then the next one went bad and Smith were third, but theywere after breaking a trailing arm and ish. He and Ragland got the win, other two hours and a half, back. also. And on top of that he had about three and a half hours down. losing five hours with repairs. and finished tenth in the overall Johnson and Nuckles, who hasn't the miserable fog to slow him down, They'd rolled over at Mile 38 and Pflueger had got back into the car/truck standings. The Scaronis raced a Protruck for a few years, and always, Christensen behind lost some time. Hogan was out by truck at San Ignacio, and he con-and Tommy Watson finished sec; finished fourth, followed in by him, but Martin, who was back in now and Gary Magness and Steve tinued to have a trouble free run, ond, only 52 minutes later. Perrizo, Magness and Knudson, who'd h'een • the car again, wasn't entirely happy Knudson were moving, but way late, making very good time to the fin-Smith and Dewolfe were third, an-Continued on page 18 with the situation either. He had some problem, which he suspected was electrical, that kept him from running at full power. He could manage only 5500 rpms he said · later. In the end, Myers and Erl got their hard earned win, but Chris-tensen, who finished only a minute and six seconds behind them, in second place, took the season points championship. In third it was the Yee brothers, and then the Cortez team was fourth while Ja-son and Dennis Hunter and David Cooke, in a Honda powered RCD, were fifth. Higman took a sixth place with his solo drive, and in sev-en th it was Jeff Lothringer and Will Akrawi, in a Honda Lothringer. They'd got their day off to a slow start when Akrawi, who got in at Ojos Negros, lost a clutch slave cyl-inder. Akrawi didn't have the skills to make the repairs and had to wait for over three hours for his chase crew to get there and fix it. Once that was done they had a good run, and Lothringer got back in at the San Ignacio pit area. He had to make one step to readjust the clutch, but then motored on to the finish. He was really grateful for his crew's fine help. The Protrucks got the green flag next, and nine of them charged out into the hills of Baja. Alan Pflueger put his Chevy into the lead early, and he had about two minutes on · Rick L. Johnson, who was running second in his Toyota. In third it was Rick D. Johnson and Jimmy Nuckles, in their Ford, another minute back and followed by Al Hogan, in another Ford. Very un-characteristically, Steve Barlow's Fords was already out ad Dan and Dave Hunt didn't make it to Ojos Negros before running afoul of the terrain. When they arrived at Mile 377, Dan Ragland was at the wheel, hav-ing taken over at Coco's Corner, and Pflueger's truck was still in the lead. They were having a flawless day. Behind them Hogan moved up to second, and Matt Scaroni's Ford, with Tommy Watson now driving, was in third place. The team of Paul Perrizo, Ron De Wolfe and Grayson Smith had moved up to fourth in their Ford. Rick L. Johnson's Toyota had a fan failure and then blew a head gasket, so was out of the race. Pflueger and Ragland were hav-ing a terrific day with absolutely no problems, only a few flats, and "great pit stops". But Scaroni and his uncle (Watson) and dad, Steve Scaroni, had sneaked up on them to be in the lead by about 18 min-utes at Mile 786. De Wolfe, Perrizo Qusty Times Sway-A-Way Suspension Gets You Better Traction in the Desert J _j,.£ lfilCf!.!fJ!l!lJ.I!.! For over 25 years, Sway-A-Way ~as been developing better products that keep your tires on the ground. Our technology is state-of-the-art. Every component is designed to provide superior performance in the harsh environment of off-road racing. You can see our complete line of suspension components at your local off-road products dealer. • RaceRunner Shocks: 2", 2.5", 3" Emulsion, Remote Reservoir January 2003 · and Bypass Shocks • RaceRunner Coil Over Springs • PowerBarz2 Torsion and Sway Bars • Complete Line of VW Suspension Components Call for Our New 2003 Products Catalog! Page 15

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Pfleuger Racing Wins Baja 1000! Andy Anderson Mark Antaya Pete Avelar Jason Bash Craig Borchmann Jonathan Cary Charles Kaione Crabb Brian Deer Mike Emerson Abreo Fox Brandon Fox Richard Glaszazak Walter Guild Kellen Barris Sam Hazlett John Hoffman Stephanie Hoffman Nick Huitt Jeff Johnson Gerald Juiliano Brad Kruger Craig Lane Steve Leslie Greg Matson "Moe" Mauhili Nick Narbeth Penny Nicolai Mark Patnode Scott Peterson Alan Pfleuger Eleni Pfleuger Jimmy Pfleuger Dan Ragland Missy Redden Aaron Riddle Joseph Riesgo Mike Sharp BiJly Smith Scott Speigle Eric Verpooten Mike Voyles Brian West A big THANK YOU to all the team members. 7

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Gus Vildosola Jr. and Arturo Honold ran into engine problems with Brothers Eli and Lobsam Yee paired up in a Honda Jimco, and piloted Garth Ankeny and Mike Peters churn through the dust here on their way to second place in Class 11, in a time of 35:06:51. their Jimco, but extensive repairs let them go on to take fourth place. it to a third place in Class 10 in 22:22:13. stuck in the silt and had four flat back to the race truck, they'd lost near San Felipe, which pinched his tires, in fifth place. They were the five hours. Amaya and Valdez went exhaust and left them down on last finishers. back into the lead, and in spite of a power. The Class 8 trucks were next to flat, stayed there to take· the win. When they got to Insurgentes, go, and there were eight of them They were seven hours in front of Kyle and Naba w.:re in the lead, and this time. But two of them were out Stahl and Castro, who finished sec-now Ridings, Dizney, Cullen, early. Jose Canchola was gone for ond. Arnold, once the transfer case and Conrad ran second, reasons we didn't learn, but we did was fixed, went on, only to break a about three minutes later. In third hear that Francisco Monroy's truck spring. That let the tire fall back, it was Stroud, Bryant and Cohen, sucked a valve. So there were only and it ripped off a brake line, so about 45 minutes further back. six, and Jeremy Spirkoff had his they lost another two hours with Callaway and Mapes ran fourth Ford in the lead at Mile 11 4, with more repairs. It didn't matter nine minutes later, and Roberto less rhan a minute on Rodimiro though, because at that point no Arauz and Pedro Velazquez were Amaya, in a Chevy. Amaya is a state one else was running. Arnold fin- fifth in their Jimco. By now the senator from Baja California Sur ished third, the last Class 8 to make Williams team was out, and so was who happens to enjoy off road rac-it in. the team of Mitchell· and Jerry ing. He had Willie Valdez, Jr. as his The SCORE Lite cars were next -Higman, who'd lost their motor due co-driver. In third place it was the to leave the line. There were 12. to the problem with the exhaust. Vanderwey brothers, Nick and And they all made it, not only The Ridings, Conrad, Dizney, Larry, in their GMC Sierra. through the first 114 miles, but also Cullen and Arjona team worked Amaya and Valdez had moved through Mile 237, just south of their way up to first place by about · into the lead by Mile 3 77, and now Puertecitos. At 114 the lead be- Mile 908, but then they holed a c.v. Sam Stahl and Ramon Castro had longed to Morley and Mike Will-boot and had to stop to have it come up to second place in their iams in their Meco. They had just taped. In fact, they had to stop sev-Ford. They were a full two hours 33 seconds on Dave Callaway and era! times, even res·orting to stop-down to the lead truck. Lowell Ar-Scott Mapes in a Dunrite, who ping at Honda pits, where the biker nold, in a Jeep Honcho, was now were about a minute and 20 sec- buys, totally unfamiliar with c.v. third, another hour down, after onds in front of Jerry Penhall in his boots, nevertheless, gamely tried to some kind of problem early in the Penhall. In fourth it was the team be of help with the tape. This lost day. Kurtis Kupiec, Chevy, had a of Ken Stroud (who started), them, enough time that Callaway couple of slow stretches and then Tommy Bryant and Mike Cohen in and Mapes got by and went in to didn't ever get to Bay of L.A., end-a Jimto. And Mitch Mitchell and take the win. Ridings et al managed ing his race fairly early. Jerry Higman ran fifth in their to finish a nice second place, only At Insurgentes Arnold had Kreger. But Penhall and his co- four minutes later. Kyle and Naba moved into the lead, where he had driver, L.J. Kennedy, were out of were third, and in fourth it was about an hour and a half on Amaya the race at Mile 245 when they lost Arauz, who comes from mainland and Valdez, who'd broken a spindle their motor. Mexico, and Velazquez, a La Paz before San Javier, and lost five or Things had changed at Mile 377, resident. Stroud, Bryant and six hours. They were second now, · and now Matt Dreaver was in the Cohen, who had ignition problems and Stahl and Castro were third. lead in his Penhall, with Callaway and distributor problems and lost Stahl was suffering from exhaustion and Mapes in second place, 12 a fuel pump, not to mention the and Castro drove more than origi-minutes back. In third it was Mark fog, were fifth. Pablo and Salvador nally planned. He said it was the Kyle and Larry Naba, from Texas, Cota, from La Paz, finished sixth 20th anniversary of his first Baja in a Mirage. The team of Tom Rid-in their Curry (and they could just 1000, in which he'd taken second ings, Jim Dizney, Matias Arjona, go home!), while Victor and place in a Class 11 car. Spirkoff was Matt Cullen and Bruce Conrad, in Norman Cesena, of Caho San out of the race by now, having lost Ridings' Mirage, were now fourth. Lucas, were seventh and Juan Cam-two torque converters, and the Ridings had rolled over at about pos and Jorge Doni.inguez, also Vanderweys, after losing a couple Mile 17 and damaged the light bar, from Caho, were eighth, and the of hours before the Calamajue so.he'd spent some time in the pits last to finish. wash, got as far as Bay of L.A., but having a new one created. Stroud, · Class 5 consisted of only one not to the Tabion pits. Bryant and Cohen were fifth now. car, George Seeley's New Beetle Arnold's luck didn't hold, and Bryant had been stuck in Calamajue bodied gem. Seeley had his eye on he broke a transfer case late in the wash, hiked three miles to find the Toyota True Grit and Toyota race. The chase crew had already someone with a 4x4 and then paid Milestone awards,.and wanted to gone on ahead, and the radio them $ 100 to tow him out of his get a finish. But it wasn't to be. wasn't working, and by the time he predicament. Mitchell, in Jerry Bruce Anderson, who started the got a message to them, and they got Higman's car, had been rear ended race while Seeley waited in San Ignacio, was seen sitting under the The 1/2-1600 buggies took off car at Mile 52, working on some- next, with 13 cars, and everyone of thing relating to an axle or the them made it through the first 114 transmission. He apparently never miles. Kash Vessels had his Chen-got any further. owth in the lead at that point, with The Class 7 trucks were next to about a minute and a half on Gus leave, with a field of six. Enrique Vildosola in his Jimco. In third it Guerrero had the early lead, four was Lorenzo Rodriguez in Brian minutes to the good at Mile 114 in Jeffrey's Jimco, and Ken Browne his Ford Ranger. Perry McNeil was 'was fourth in his Dunrite. Eric and second, in another Ford, and in Hiram Duran were fifth in their third place, less than a minute later, Chenowth, and only 13 minutes was Craig Turner, in still another behind the first car. Ford. Everyone else made it, though Vessels and Vildosola were hav-some had early problems and spent ing a good race. Vessels was·a little tie at the side of the road with brief quicker in the dirt, but Vildosola, · repair work. with higher gearing, could get Ves-At Mile 3 77 they'd lost two sels on the pavement. At Bay of L.A. members, as both Turner and Hee- Vildosola was in front by abut 20 tor Salazar, another Ford, were minutes, and Browne ran third out. McNeil had. moved into the another half hour later. In fourth lead, and Felix Murillo and Guill- it was J~ffrey, who'd taken over for ermo, Vizcaino, in a Ranger, ran Rodriguez, and in fifth was Hector second. They'd been down for a and Noe Tapia in a Chenowth. It while, but were running strong now. was already dark for these guys and Marco Guzman and Gabriel they came down the 30 miles of Alvarez were now third, another 12 pavement into Bay of L.A. Two cars minutes back. The Guerreros were had run out of luck. Joseph making repairs after a late running Sheble's Bunderson and Gustavo Trophy Truck had "jumped into Rodriguez's Chenowth were gone.' the back" of their truck and done a The team of Dan Martin, Tom Dit-lot of damage. They were a bit irri- tfield and Greg Hawks, in a new tared by that. , Porter, were having a very long day. McNeil, who has two passenger It seems Martin had cracked his case seats in his cab, rented rides in his in practice the day before, and de-truck to help pay his expenses. The cided that since he'd already paid passengers got a good ride for their for hotels in La Paz, and was look-money, since McNeil wasn't having ing forward to having a cocktail in any trouble beyond a couple of La Paz, that the team would go to flats caused by "driver error". He La Paz. So he loaded everyone up was still in the lead at Insurgentes, with oil and went ahead and started and his only complaint was that the the race, leaving a trail that would "quads make SO much dust!" a surely have annoyed the environ-complaint echoed by a lot of other mentalists if they'd noticed. Hap-drivers. Murillo and Vizcaino were pily, the car is a two seater, so who-about an hour and a half behind ever was riding in the passenger seat McNeil in second place, followed could clutch a lap full of quart by the Guerreros, another three · bottles of oil, then leap out to add hours down. Guzman and Alvarez it as needed. They also stopped fre-were fourth and last. quently, as often as every 10 or 15_ McNeil went on to take the win miles, to gather up a new supply. by an hour and 44 minutes. He As they drove on through the thanked his team for their help and night this class began to have prob: said he'd had a_·"really good race." !ems. Jeffrey had a flat, and Vildo-Murillo and Vizcaino were second, sola and his co-driver, Arturo the Guerreros were third about six Honold, lost a belt and overheated. hours later, and in fourth, and last Jake Maness and his crew had ra-to finish, were Guzman and Alvarez. dio trouble and lost an oil seal, Rodi Amaya and Willie Valdez, Jr. paired up in Senator Amayas Chevy to take the victory in Class 8 with a time of 25:01:52. Dan Smith and Dave Ashley divided the driving right down the middle and had only a few flat tires on their Ford to spoil their run to the overall victory. while Browne lost his alternator. Ar Mile 786, Insurgentes, the lead be-longed to Jeffrey, whose brother, Joe, was now driving. In second it was Carlos and Miramiro Es-cobedo, about 56 minutes behind them. Roberto Arambula and Luis Cuevas, another Caho San Lucas team, in a Lothringer, were third, while Tapia ran fourth. Eric Duran was in there somewhere, but we don't have complete times from that point for this group. And Vessels and Jason Hatz, his co-driver, were gone, having "burnt the engine up" at Mile 670. When Vildoso1a had overheated, he'd thought he was done, and Vessels had for a short time, thought he had the win within his grasp. But then, as Vildosola's Continued on page 21 Page 18 January 2003 Dusty Times

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Lowell Arnold and Gene Bried looked like Class 8 winners for a while, but had to settle for a third place after the transfer case on their Jeep went away. Martin Christensen and Dave Mason had some mysterious ailment that cut their power, but still took second place in Class 1 O with their BMWJimco. Eric and Hiram Duran teamed up in a Chenowth, moved up through traffic to take third place in Class 1/2-1600, finishing in 24:01:39. later and were followed in by Susag in front, and he had an hour Armabula and Cuevas. Then, sur-and 14 minutes on Fresh who'd prising everyone, including them-moved up to second. Bob Graham selves, it was Martin, Dittfield an_d ran third in his Toyota, after a Hawks in ninth place. Hawks said couple of flats. Custer had lost it was "amazing-people popped out about three hours somehow. crew began disassembling is motor and scrounging parts to rebuild it from two partial motors carried for just that purpose, it all changed. Vessels saw his chance for the win and the championship disappear because of what the engine builder told him was "a bad batch of fuel". And the one car that looked as if it should dnf even before the start, Dan Martin's entry, was still plug-ging along, adding oil regularly. The team of Jake Maness, Ty Bowers, Thor Hansen, Glenn Cain, Brian Dave Callaway and Scott Mapes teamed up in a Dunrite, fought off some tough challenges and ended their day with the SCORE Lite win. Stuart and Roger Bowers, who all shared in the driving, was down abo1:1t two hours, ·but having fin-ished all the other races in the se-ries, were determined to finish this one also in spite of their problems. And most of them did finish. The Jeffrey brothers and Rodriguez got the win, reporting a lost exhaust nut and a flat as the sum total of their problems. The Escobedos were second, about44 minutes later and followed in by the Durans, about nine minutes later. Then it was Vildosola and Honold in fourth place. Their quickly rebuilt motor had run, but needed a lot of oil to get it to the finish. They were tired but proud of their crew for saving the day for them. Browne and co-driver, Don Johnson were fifth, having survived their alterna-tor and battery problems as well as a trio of flat tires. In sixth it was Valerio Gonzalez, Juan Cota and Pedro Tarango who'd lost their power steering. Maness and his crew were seventh another four minutes of the bushes with quarts of oil." At Mile 786 it was Doug Siewert, And the Tapins were tenth, and last Susag's co-driver, and Graham's co-to finish. driver, Mike Horner, had moved up The7Strucksstartednext,with to second place. Fresh had seven entries. Warren Thompson dropped to third. He'd lost time was parked outside of Ojos, and when some studs broke and a wheel never did get to Mile 114, reducing fell off. Siewert and Susag lost their the field to six. All the rest made it transfer case at lnsurgentes and that far, but Eric and Jared Har-their spare parts were two and a din had time-consuming problems half hours away. Then, once they'd on the way with their OMV, and arrived the repairs took another then didn't get to the next pit area. hour, letting Horner and Graham At Mile 114 the lead belonged take over the lead. to Cory Susag in a Chevrolet, and They didn't get a trouble-free run he had about six minutes on Joe either. Horner had some electrical Custer in his Ford. Daniel Fresh gremlins, and the air filter sucked was third in his Jeep, which no in, filled with silt, so he had to take longer suffers from the overheat-it off and beat it to clean it out. ing problem that plagued it in its But Horner and Graham went on previous two races. to take the win, finishing an hour When these cars rounded the and 40 minutes in front of Siewert turn into Bay of L.A., it was still Continued on page 22 oti11e • ATV • Mo I Watercraft • Sn . •"' ~-' i . ·~ B15 MASSACHUSEITS A • RIVERSIDE • CAL/FOR/I/IA • 92507 • USA PHONE 909/369-5144 ~'"FAX 909/369-7266 • Page 20 January 2003 Dusty Times

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Ramsey El Wardani and Chris Wilson did it the old-fashioned way. Carlos and Miramiro Escobedo, from Ensenada, teamed up for their Second generation racers Doug Fortin, Jr. and Charlie .Townsley, They drove the Ford to Ensenada, then to La Paz and then back drive to La Paz, and took second place in the 1/2-1600 class in made a good team for the La Paz trip, and ended their day in second home again, with second place in Stock Full. 23:52:09. place in Class 1 in their Chevy Jimco. and Susag. In third it was Fresh, who drove the beginning and the end and left the middle section to Russ Sanders, and Sean Cummins. They commented about a lot of traffic on the course at the time of day they were finishing, which was about 2 o'clock on Friday after-noon. Eduardo and Jose Gonzalez were fourth in their Ford, another four and a half hours later. And in fifth it was Custer and Gene Haas, the last in the class to make it in. The Baja Challenge cars were the next to leave. This was a group of identical rented race cars, pro-vided by the Wide Open Baja tour-ing company. For a hefty fee the racers get, not only a well prepped car, but also complete chase and pit service. It's a good way for a busy person to go racing, because the logistics, which can be the most time consuming part of a race, are all taken care of the minute he signs on the dotted lie. There were seven of these two seaters, each powered by Porsche. Jeff and David Stone, from W is-consin, had the early lead, with just seconds on Kevin Doran and jour-nalist Sue Mead. Then it was Ryan Thomas (Baja 1000 winner in 1996), less than a minute behind in third place. The early pits must have had hours of waiting and then about a half hour of frantic busy-ness as all seven would come in within mio.utes of each other, and then it would be tie to close up. At Bay of L.A. they were still all running and Thomas was leading by 20 minutes. In second place it was the team of Robert Sutton and sporty car racer Elliot Forbes-Rob-inson. The Stones had dropped to third place. When they started arriving at Eric Fisher and Isaac Chapluk co-drove Fisher's Garibay chassis to the win in Class 9 even after losing part of a rear adjuster early in the day. PIKES service center Baker, California Celebrating 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ••• THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours . Mobil~ SERVICE Every Day · Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 22 Mile 786, Insurgentes, the first faint glimmers of dawn were beginning to show over the mountains. Sut-ton and EFR had moved into the lead, with 42 minutes on the sec-ond place Stones. Andrew, Don and Matt Hassard and Greg Roark had moved into third place, an-other 40 minutes back. Sutton, Forbes-Robinson and Robert Poloskey maintained a good pace and took the win,.finishing in 23 hours and 31 minutes, about the same as the SCORE Lite cars, or the 1600s. For folks who race only once a year it was a real accomplish-ment. In second place it was The Stones and Robert Viau, who comes from Minnesota. He must have enjoyed the warm weather combined with an adventure that'll give him memories to keep him warm for many years. The Hassards and Roark drove their final 37 miles with no power steering, to fin-ish third. Thomas' team, listed as David and Robert Sutton, spent four hours stuck in the final silt bed, and dropped back to fourth place. In fifth it was Todd Clement, teamed with Michael Jourdain Jr. and Sr. All seven of the cars did finally get to the finish line under their own power. The 5-1600 cars were next to take off, with 16 entries, the third largest class. Every single one of them made it past Mile 114 and at that point the lead belonged to David Gasper in his newly updated car. He had about two and a half minutes on Gerardo Iribe. In third place it was Alan Gregory, another 10 seconds later, followed by the team of Miguel and Matthew Pabloff and Tommy and Raymond Fernandez. They were about four minutes behind Gregory. And run-ning fifth was Ruben Gutierrez, who'd had a wheel fall off at Mile 80, on the north side of Highway 3. In the next section the class had its only casualty, and the team of Rob Ta',11.or and Andrew McKacher dropped off for unknown reasons. Everyone else went on, some more slowly than others. And as they headed south this class came up on a circumstance that happens only in this race on this course. Many of the pit crews for the faster teams were ready to leave their pits and head for points south. For them, isolated on the San Felipe side of the peninsula, the only way to get back to the highway was to drive on the race course (rem.ember, it's the only road from just above Puertecitos to Coco's Corner) for about 84 miles. They motored along with their heavily loaded pit vehicles, creating dust. For the most part they politely pulled over and turned off their lights, stopping to wait until the race car went by. But still, they made dust that hung in the unmoving air, obscuring the sometimes very steep drop-offs that January 2003 line the edge of that road. There were also some pit teams heading north on the road, which must have been a spooky trip for them as well, as for the racers they came up against. It's all just "racing in Baja", but it adds tension. At Mile 3 77 , the Bay of L.A. pits, where it was already dark, Al-lan Gregory's co-driver, Matt Peter-son, was in the lead by about a half hour. Gasper had pulled a boner as he came into the area where his pit was. He was on the radio hollering for the pit, but didn't re-alize he was on the wrong frequency. By the time he discovered his error, he'd bypassed them by about 10 miles. He had to double back to get his fuel. Gutierrez's co-driver, Vic-tor Herrera was now in second place, and Miguel Rosales was on the same minute as Gasper, tied for fourth. Gasper had a problem on the Bay of L.A. road when a vent tube clogged up and he thought he'd run out of gas, he lost a few more minutes diagnosing his prob-lem. In fifth it was Luis Rivera, one of lribe's co-drivers. They were still only 50 minutes behind the lead car and all the rest were still mov-ing. As they went on, enjoying the terrific graded road from Bay of L.A. almost all the way to the Tabion pits, the full moon rose above the hills to help considerably. Many of these teams changed driv-ers as the "San Ignacio" pits, which were actually north of the town, but some made. their switch at San Juanico, or even Insugentes, de-pending on how many drivers a team had. As close as we can tell, five of these teams were two-man efforts, four had four drivers, five had three drivers and one team sported five drivers. The Gaspers welie back in con-trol at Insurgentes, ;l.nd they'd had no more incidents.' Allan's team now ran second, and their third driver, Steve Kobayashi was at the wheel, with a trouble free run. This team hadn't raced a La Paz 1000 before, hadn't been able to pre-run, and they were concentrating on get-ting to the finish. In third it was the Gutierrez/Herrera team, and now Chuy Gutierrez, driving for the first time, was at the wheel. They were having a fairly smooth ride now also. The Pabloff/Fernandez team was fourth, but they had a fuel problem that cost a little time. And in fifth it was the lribe/Gavaldon/ Rivera/Bueno team, with Alfredo Bueno now at the wheel. They ran out of gas at one point and lost an hour. At Insurgentes it was still dark for the first couple of cars, but dawn was creeping up on the rest of them, and some had full day-light. They'd all made it through the silt beds below San Ignacio, but now they had the terrible silt way down near the finish to look for-ward to. Bill Gasper was driving the sec-ond half of the race, and he was having no problems, but way down near the end, not long before the final three miles of pavement, he broke a small part of the suspen-sion and decided he'd better cool it a little. So he slowed down a.bit and turned on his horn (which plays "La Cucaracha") and mo-tored in to the finish. The specta-tors lining the last few miles loved it! He came in to the finish on a flat rear, their only tire problem of the trip, and they got the win by 37 minutes, finishing 21st in the over-all standings. Behind the Gaspers it was Allan Gregory, Peterson, Kobayashi and Jason Gregory, who reported on1y a little "throttle trouble" during their odyssey. Third place went to Miguel Rosales, Tito, Armabula, who reported being lost for an hour below San Ignacio, and Luis Guevara, a team of veterans. They were running out of brakes by tl\e time they finished in third place, about an hour and 40 min-utes behind second. Fourth place went to the Iribe, Gavaldon, Bueno, Rivera team, with the grand old man of 5-1600, Carlos Iribe doing the final stint. Once they'd recovered from being out of gas they had no more Continued on page 24 The family Floyd: father Don, son Mark and daughter Jana, took Bryant Hibbs along for insurance in their Hummer and went home with the Sportsman Truck victory. Dusty Times 7

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, Gerardo and Carlos lribe, Luis Rivera, Alfredo Bueno and Jorge Robby Gordon had his Ford Trophy Truck back in Baja, painted a Allan and Jason Gregory, Matt Peterson, and Steve Kobayashi Gavaldon made up the team that drove Car #556 to fourth place in brilliant orange to match his NASCAR racecar. A leaky hub cost shared the driving, had few problems and took second 5-1600 in Class 5-1600. some time, and he was third at the finish. ----:,-:---,-------,,-..,,-------c-------c---tr o u bl e, and were only 17 minutes early morning of race day. Kevin behind third. In fifth it was the Conlin ran. third, another 10 min-team of Mike Jones, Arturo Gomez, utes back, in another Ford. John Pancho Bio and Sergio "Coyote" Griffin was fourth in his Hummer, Gutierrez. Their motor was very sick and Terry Henn, another Hum-by the time they finished. mer, had lost about an hour and a Sixth place went to Matthew half, and then didn't make it to the and Miguel Pabloff and Tommy second pit area. So there were only and Raymond Fernandez, who ran four left. out of gas once and had to clean a · El Wardani moved into the lead clogged gas filter another time. by Bay of L.A., with six minutes on They'd also had two flats. And in Hall. It was now son Chad at the seventh it was Ruben and Chuy wheel. They had a problem at Gutierrez and Victor Herrera. Af- Coco's when the transmission went ter they replaced the wheel that into neutral and they'd had to mess came off their day was pretty with it a while. They finally got it smooth until the final eight miles into third gear, and just left it there, when they were having a carbure- knowing they had enough torque tion problem. In eighth it was with their new motor to handle it. Marcos Nunez, Edmundo But their top speed was reduced sig-Fernandez, and Norberto Rivera. nificantly. Conlin was in third, and · Their day started badly when a lucky to be still moving. He'd rolled "little piece of the head" broke and his truck off of those steep embank-they had to go back to Ensenada ments on the Puertecitos Road. for parts. That cost them three Luckily there was help to get him hours right off the bat. Then it al-uprighted again, but he lost a fair most ended badly when they broke amount of time. Griffin was still a front arm at Mile 1000. But they moving, but he'd spent some time got things together again, and made being a roadblock south of El it in to finish in 27 hours and 39 Crucero, when he broke a balljoint. minutes. In ninth the team of Javier When a Hummer stops on the and Marcos Yee, who live in La Paz, course, there's no alternative but had trouble with a loose spark plug, to go out through the cactus and a drum, the carburetor and a fuel rocks to get around it. pump. They made a lot of stops, The Halls didn't miss the other but kept moving, and kept getting gears much, and were back in the closer to home. lead at Insurgentes. They now had Juan Guevara, Luis Legy and about four hours on El Wardani, Oscar Hernandez finished 10th. whose two wheel drive truck got Hernandez rolled their car on the stuck at every opportunity. They old Puertecitos road, but other weren't having mechanical trouble, than that they had no problems. but he and passenger Chris Wilson In 11th it was Enrique Zazueta, Sr. did a lot of "pushing and shovel-and Jr., who reported a fuel prob- ing" during their trip. Conlin's co-lem in Gonzaga. And 12th went to driver, Dave Simpson, had four John Castillo, Dean Watkins, Dave hours of down tie when the com-Dietrich .and Tony Steingraber. puter shut off their motor, or se-They fought brake line problems lected the wrong gear. That kind of all day. In 13th it was David Hiriat problem typically takes forever to and Gabriel Garcia. Whoever was solve. in the car at the finish was so tired Second son, Josh, did the final he could only say "Mucha tierra!" section in the Hall Hummer, and The 14th place team was Bill Brady by then it was Friday, and dad's and Jim Buttermore who'd lost a 65th birthday. A nice way to eel-shift coupler early in the day, and ebrate. They took the win by over also a fuel filter, and they had fuel three hours. In second, it was El cell foam dissolving in their fuel Wardani, who drove the entire dis-lines. And in 15th it was Jim'Kirby, tance, while Wilson either rode or John Howard and Tom~y Tucker, who'd lost a coil, had a broken shock mount, had three flats at once in the silt below San Ignacio, and been stuck for hours in the fi-nal silt bed. They were the final of-ficial finishers of the race. pushed or shoveled or groveled in the silt. Conlin and Simpson were another two and a half hours back in third place, and so happy to fin-ish that they did a precarious dance on the roof of their truck at the finish line. Griffin, and co-driver Mike Sabaresse, who' cl lost not only the balljoint, but also two half-shafts, a tire, a shock tower and an injector, were fourth, the lastto fin-ish, in 33 hours and one minute. El Wardani washed the truck and-then drove it all the way back to San Diego. Shades of 35 years ago! The Stock Mini trucks were off the line next, with just two entries. Steve Williams, Chuck Braden and Jeff Lammers teamed in the Deputy Sheriff's Ford to have a perfect day. It was the first time in the Baja for the team in quite a while and they reported they'd "had a blast!" Be-hind them, Bob Land and Jim Winovitch took turns driving the Isuzu Rodeo that's had so much trouble getting to the finish this year. This time both trucks made it. Williams, Braden and Lammers had no trouble at all, not even a flat tire, and rook the win in just 27 hours and 57 minutes. Land and Winovitch also reported no prob-lems, but said itwas "slow go". They had to go "real slow in the whoops" according to Land, and a major part of the course was nothing but whoops. Still they got their finish and said that "makes it all worth-while -we had a good day." It was a 36 hour and 59 minute day. Class 9 was next to take off. There were six of them, and all of them got at least the first 112 miles done. But it took John and Steve Scharf longer than they'd have liked, at six hours and 12 minutes, and then they didn't make it to any of the subsequent pit areas. At that first stop', the lead be-longed to Eric Fisher, in a Gari-bay. He had only a few minutes on the seven man team of Gerar-do, Fernando and Hector Montijo, Felix Diaz, Victor Leon, Kohi Sanchez and Alan Com pay in their homemade chassis. The Stock Full trucks took off next, and all five of them survived the first 114 miles. Rod Hall had the lead in his Hummer at that point, with just three tQ.inutes over Ramsey El Wardani, in a Ford. El Wardani had just barely finished the truck by contingency day, and, since he lives in the San Diego area, had decided to drive it to Ensena-da, in order to break in the new motor. He was too late for sign-up and tech, but had time to change the oil, and then did sign up in the Dave and Bill Gasper returned to Baja with a vengeance, their newly updated Class 5-1600 car led most of the way and won by a margin of 47 minutes. Page 24 January 2003 their first attempt at a La Paz 1000. Arturo and Abel Velazco, in a Velazcos, who had some big prob-Chenowth, ran third about 35 !em (probably stuck) late in the trip. minutes later. They got their second place, and Fisher ran into trouble just· -six hours later it was the Montijo south of San Felipe when he broke team. 'fhey said they'd had "two a rear adjuster-finger. But his team days with no sleep", addi-got it replaced in record time and tion to changing the tranhy, had he went on. However, the Montijo changed an axle. They told us it was group had moved into the lead, and their first Baja 1000, and they were were first through the Bay of L.A. a happy group, but tired, at the fin-pits, an hour in front of the Velazco ish. They were the last in the class team. Then it was Fisher, and co-to finish. Hanna and Regan got driver Isaac Dimitrios Spyros were only as far as about Mile 908 on fourth in their Chenowth, but were our records and then disappeared. three hours off the pace, and were They'd already used up over 33 not seen again. Tim Hanna and hours at that point. What a disap-Ray Regan were another hour pointment. back, having trouble every step of The Class 3 race, next to start, the way. was a study in contrasts. While By San Juanico, which was Mile Dennis Chencharik and Chris 652, Fisher and Chapluk were back Raffo, a team of Midwestern short-in the lead, about 20 minutes in course racers, in a Chevy Blazer, had front of the Velazcos. The Montijo trouble early and often, the team team was another hour and 15 of Ken and Don Moss, brothers minutes back, having changed a from northern California, in a transmission somewhere along the Bronco, just motored along way. Hanna and Regan were still steadily. four hours further back, looking Chencharik, the starting driver, seriously as if they might miss the broke a tie rod at about Mile 15. cut off time. Modica and Spyros His biggest problem was that the were gone. crew was already headed south, and Fisher and/or Chapluk got was down around Estero. He stuck in the sand down near the caught 'em on the radio and they end, but lucked out and one of the headed back, but by the time they Hummers pulled them out. They located him and got the truck re-went on to take the win, finishing paired he was very late. And then, almost four hours in front of the at Mile 90, he ran out of gas. Of In the Sportsman Buggy division the winning team was made up of Pedro, Ricardo, Leopoldo and Edgar Morales, Ediberto Marques, Jorge Cosio and Gordon Freve/, all of whom drove. Rod, Chad and Josh Hall shared the driving in the Hummer and despite a transmission stuck in third gear took the Stock Full win to celebrate Rod's 65'1' birthday. Dusty Times

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Tim and Ed Herbst had a bunch of flat tires on their Ford Trophy Andrew and Don Hassard and Greg Roarl< teamed up in this Baja Truck, and then had blinding fog at the end of the race. They were the Challenge car, and even with a power steering loss, finished third. _s~ec_o_n_d_Tr<_o;_p_hy,__Tl_ru~c_k_. --~-~---~~~-~---Troy Herbst and Larry Roese/er shared the driving in the Smithbuilt Ford powered Truggy, and even with a transmission replacement midway in the race, finished third in Class 1 . . course, the crew was back on the Raffo got to the Bay of L.A. too Mile 114. When they reached the flat. Wavra, who hadn't made it road headed south again and had late to get fuel, so he had to buy Bay of L.A. the lead had grown to La Paz since 1979, was also run-already reached San Quintin. some at $6 a gallon. Then the leaf to four hours. ning well and enjoying the good Chencharik and his passenger, Jeff spring finally did its thing, and Solorzano did the first half and Dolan, decided to walk toward when the left front corner of the Haro got in for second half of the Valle Trinidad. They hitched a ride, truck gave way the transmission was race. At the finish he reported that go to a friendly Mexican with some broken in half. They finally decided their biggest problem had been the gas, and went on after losing an- they'd had enough fun. They helped rocks and silt. He got stuck. But he other three hours. Of course, by a wounded biker get back to the said they didn't have any flat tires. now the checkpoints were closing. highway, and then called it quits, Solorzano and Haro took the win They hadn't even made the first one went to the beach and went fishing. by a bit over four hours. We didn't on time. But they came all the way In the meantime the Moss brothers find Ankeny and Peters at the fin-out from Illinois and Pennsylvania, rolled into La Paz with a memory- ish line area, but we did see that so they decided to keep going, just making victory in Class 3 in the Baja they·were having a post-race eel-to be able to say they'd done it. At 1000. ebration on one of the lovely this time the Moss brothers were The lone Class 3 International beaches at the Bay of Concepcion already down around the Bay of car started behind Class 3. lkuo on the way home. That seems a fit-L.A. area, steadily making their way Hanawa, who lives in Japan, drove ting way to celebrate a finish in the to the finish line. his Mitsubishi Montero Sport all Baja 1000. As the Moss team progressed, the way from start to finish. He said In the Sportsman Buggy class the Raffo/Chencharik team he liked the course very much, and there were four entries. Vince struggled. They had a broken front he considered it "very smooth". He Wavra, Terry McClintick, Justin leaf spring, bur just decided to leave had some small problems along the Mamer, Todd Murrah and Mike it alone and take their chances. One way. They lost an a-arm bushing Kracker had the lead in their Baja BFG pit stayed open late for them and a fuel pump but they had no Bug at Mile 114, with six minutes to give them gas, and they discov- flat tires. He was very proud of that. on Gordon Frevel, who had even ered that they weren't really run-He got to La Paz in 25 hours and more team members. Along with ning out of gas, it was just that their 13 minutes. him were Pedro, Ricardo, Leopoldo fuel pickup had "migrated upward." Class 11 had three entries, and and Edg_ar Morales, Ediberto At some point they fixed that. two of them made it all the way. Marques and Jorge Cosio! all of Raffo met up with the race truck Hector Sarabia got through the whom drove. In third place it was at Coco's, and got in to do some second BFG pit area after about George Jackson, a little over a driving himself. When he climbed 13 hours, but then he disap-minute later in his Jumpin' Cholla in it was about 3 or 4 a.m., and he peared. In the meantime, Eric So- George Peach buggy. Jackson's only hit the Bay of L.A. at dawn. By lorzano and Miguel Haro had the listed co-driver was Harry Kern. In then, the Moss team was at lead, about 45 minutes up on fourth it was John Becker, who'd Insurgentes. Garth Ankeny and Mike Peters at had about two hours worth of lkuo Hanawa, from Japan, made another try at the Baja 1000 with his Mitsubishi Montero Sport, and got all the way to La Paz to earn a win in Class 3 International. problems already. Becker, who hails from Oklahoma, had at least his brother, Carl, as a co-driver, and probably three or four more. Their buggy is a Mirage. These teams are all great examples of the off road racer at his or her best. They're en-joying some adventure, developing some skills, solving problems, spend-ing treasured time in the wilds of Baja and they're all having a heckuva lot of fun. More racers should try this class. At the Bay of L.A. the Frevel team was 11 minutes ahead of the Wavra team, Becker's group was two hours and 45 minutes behind them, and Jackson and Kern were another 13 minutes back. The Frevel group was having no trouble, except for an occasional racing. The Frevel team stayed in front. while the Wavra car "was swal-lowed by" the silt below San Ignacio. They lost some time, but went into the lead by San Juanico. But their biggest problem came when they had a flat, and after changing the right rear, discovered a nail in the left rear. They de-cided they'd better wait for the pit crew to come back to them with more spares before they tried to go on, and that cost two and a half hours. The Frevel team was back in front. The Beckers were only 40 minutes behind at that point, and Jackson and Kern were still coming, but had lost four hours somehow. The Frevel team continued to have no major problems, and mo-tored on to the finish line and their win. Wavra and his group ran fine after getting the new spare, and took second place, only 34 minutes behind them. The Beckers came in another 37 min-utes later, to take third. Jackson and Kern didn't make it. They got to Mile 915 and broke a trailing arm. The pit crew bringing in their spare parts got buried in the silt, things went from bad to worse and they didn't finish. After all that. The Sportsman Truck class didn't have the success rate of the Sportsman buggies. They're in-herently more fragile apparently. Only one of the six entries man-aged to get all the way south. Only four got to Mile 114. At that point the Hummer of Don, Mark and Jane Floyd, with Bryant Hibbs riding, was in front. They had 12 minutes on Sabine Steinbrecher and Doug Granger, in a Jeep. In third it was Xavier Reyes and Daniel Rosete in their Suzuki Samurai, and David. Hughes and Steven France, in a Toyota Land Cruiser, were fourth. Ivan and Gram Loomis, in a Toyota Tercel with a sort of Mike Horner and Bob Graham had -a flat and a dirty air-filter on their Toyota Tacoma, and finished the day with the Class 7S win. Brian and Joe Jeffrey and Lorenzo Rodriguez had nothing worse than a flat and a lost exhaust nut on their Lothringer and took the win in 1/2-1600 in 23:08:46. Dusty Times January 2003 exterior roll cage, were already out of the race. When they arrived at the Bay of L.A. pit, it was Steinbrecher in the lead, only 19 minutes in front of the Floyd family. Reyes was still trying, but had lost about five hours, and then he didn't get to the next pit. All the others had dropped out by now. And . unfortunately, Steinbrecher and Granger failed to get to the Tabion/San Ignacio area also, leaving the Floyds the only survivors. Of course, they had one of off road racing's bet-ter survival aids riding in the pas-senger seat in the form of Hibbs. The patriarch, Don, shared the driving with his son, Mark and daughter Jana. This was Jana's first attempt but she had no prob-lems and looks forward to driv-ing in a race an other time. They had only one small me-chanical difficulty; a cracked fuel line, which Hibbs corrected quickly, and motored on smoothly down the peninsula to take the win in 28 hours and 38 minutes. In the Sportsma~ Interna-tional class the disabled racers from Israel got as far as Mile 237, south of Puertecitos, in fairly de-cent time, but then didn't show up at the next pit. It's unknown what ·stopped them. The Meyers Manxter story was a sad one. Everyone wanted to see the new version of the venerable Manx buggy make its way all the way to La Paz, celebrating the 35th anniversary of Bruce Meyers and Vic Wilson's original victory in the 1000. But it wasn't to be. They cracked the case and started losing oil early. When they got to San Felipe the second driver, Joe Lowery, tried to find a replace-ment engine. He was also making sure that the BFG pits would still be open for him, to give him fuel, if he got there late. Arrangements were made, a motor was found, and then he decided to try to make it to Puertecitos on three cylinders. He headed south at about 9 p.m. And then at about 1 a.m. he was back in San Felipe, unable to complete the run. It was sadly missed at the end of the road. The 35th edition enjoyed a big entry, had a high rate of finish-ers, a new record time and record miles per hour. It set up a whole new list of achievements to try to better in the future. La Paz, as always, was lovely and hospitable. The racers en-joyed the mild weather and some stuck around for a Baja Thanks-giving, while others wended their way back up the peninsula in time to get to Grandma's house. Now only the SCORE awards banquet was left to close out the 2002 season. . _-.,fW Page 25

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15TH TELSTRA RALLY AUSTRALIA Granholm Grabs The Glory By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautiainen drove their Peugeot 206 to the overall win in Australia seen here soaring towards the finish line. Marcus Gronholm gained his fifth win of the 2002 season in Australia, and his third succes-sive victory on this event. Lead-ing from the third stage to the finish the Finn led a ninth maxi-mum points foi Peugeot, team-mate Harry Rovanpera gaining second place on the final day when initial leader Petter Solberg suffered traction troubles late in the event. The forest roads in western Australia s·aw dramatic happenings. Two top competi-tors were injured, co-driver Daniel Grataloup was seriously hurt while the Belgian driver Francois Duval was hospitalized with severe bruising. There was also a moment when Tommi Makinen was excluded on the first day when it was found his Subaru was under the required weight. Malaysian driver Karamjit Singh won the inaugu-ral World Championship for Production Cars after finishing third here in that category, helped by the second day retire-ment of his closest rival Kristian Solberg. Singh also became only the second driver in rally history to win two major rally titles in the same season, having already comn_le source farm dCre • Driving Suits • Crew Unifonns • Crew Shirts • Polo Shirts • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATURING: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos gained the Asia Pacific title af-ter the China rally with Peugeot. Ford and Subaru far ahead in the Makes Championship, there is now intense rivalry between Skoda, Mitsubishi and Hyundai who are each equal with nine points. With a placing in the top five in the final charts for the seaso1~, rests the right to be represented on the policy mak-ing FIA World Raliy Champi-onship Commission in the fol-lowing year. The rally was also noted for the absence of the tra-ditional road cleaning effects. Gronholm pulled into a healthy 1.800.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira ~oma, CA 91752 Page 26 January 2003 Petter Solberg and Philip Mills scream down the course on their way' to third overall in their Subaru lmpreza lead running first car on the road helped by unpredictable conditions caused by drying sur-faces after heavy rain in the early part of the rally. For the 13th and pen.ulti-mate round of the 2002 World Rally Championship, the rally circus went on their final South-ern Hemisphere event of the year, tq Australia. Because both the main titles had already been won in New Zealand, the focus for once was on the Production Car World RallY' Champion-ship, where three drivers were able to clinch the title. This was another smooth gravel event and, like New Zealand, was run with a variety of different Ser-vice Parks. The traditional chal-lenge of the event is the rapidly cleaning road surfaces, hard sur-faces covered by unique bauxite stones which have the character-istics of ball bearings. The an-cient Australian rally myi:h of i:he unfairness of the road cleaning on the top runners had in-grained itself into the legislation of rallying by virtue of the new compulsory second and third day reverse running orders, but the first driver on the road in this event, Gronholm, had mean-while done much to smash the myth. The rally was once again very popular, despite its location, far away from the center of Aus-tralian rallying activity and de-spite the fact that the national rally championship had already been won. It was _also popular for foreigners. Over half the en-try of 7 5 cars came from Euro-pean crews. For some there was anxiety for the event when a new man-agement team took over in Perth, especially as this coincided with the world rallying crisis over the revisions to the calendar format. In th~ end, confidence returned, Garry Connelly remained Clerk of The Course, but there were other debatable issues. The rally continued with their multiple Service Park system, with five lo-cations, two at new locations. This year the rally headed south for the first full day of action, then to the east for the second day, the other way round to be-fore. The rally route returned to the spectacular stage at Muresk, with its exciting series of jumps, also to the nearby York Railway stage bu~ missing this year was the Wellington dam stage, previ-ously the longest stage of the event. Stirling East stage had been reversed in direction, · lengthened to 38kms and it was now the longest of the event. Life has been very busy for the new champion, Marcus Gron-holm since New Zealand, with appearances in Paris as well as testing in England, between mo-men ts, enjoying home life. He told a press conference in Fin-land, "My name isn't Schumacher. I am not going to let my teammate Richard Burns win in Australia just because I am now the champion again. He will have to fight for himself!" Meanwhile, Burns had been mak-ing his mark before the event, on the front of the test car, which he impaled on a tree during test-ing. This was the car Panizzi should have driven during the event, but now he wouldn't. Duval had tried to take a short-cut between stages but found the road was blocked and retraced his steps, only to find Panizzi coming the other way. Two con-tinental drivers, driving on, for them, the "w"rong" side of the road, both hesitated, and they. mer head on. Duv~·l's co:driver, Fortin needed stitches to his head injury but he was able to take the s.tart of the event. Peugeot's misfortune left Ford with the only four car team in the event, but there was a fa-miliar face in the camp. With the departure of Nicky Grist imme-diately after the previous rally, Colin McRae was back again with Derek Ringer. Mitsubishi also had a pre-rally upset, when doc-tors advised that Alister McRae should continue to convalesce after his pre-Sanremo mountain bike accide_nt, leaving Delecour to partner Jani Paasonen, who had shown the team of his first drive· that he could drive faster than the regular drivers. One of three drivers was go-ing to be the FIA's first Produc-tion Car world rally champion at the end of this event. Karamjit Singh led the series by just two points, his healthy lead before New Zealand evaporated when he retires. Singh had been com-peting in China where he gained an unbeatable lead in the series. Success in Australia will make Singh only the second driver ever to win two major FIA rally titles in the same year. Previously it was Carlos Sainz in 1990. Singh's closest rival was Kristian Solberg and the outsider was Peruvian Ramon Ferreyros. Leg 1 -Nine stages, gravel, . 135kms. The event started qui-etly. Solberg won the opening Superspecial and held the lead through the first stage on Friday morning, but then Gronholm went ahead, progressively increas-ing his lead until he was nearly half a minute in front on the Fri-day evening. Rain on the Thurs-day evening had changed the way Dusty Times 1

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Tony Gardemeister and Paavo Lukander corner hard on the way to The PCWRC champions were Karamjit Singh and Allen Oh, seen here Markko Martin and Michael Park show how not to land a jump. They sixth overall in Australia in their mean lookin Skoda Oqtavia. fordin a water crossin in their Proton Pert. They finished third in class. were fifth overall in their Ford Focus. t e event was run. Ins tea of ---;::=========='----'============;-,h'1:--. s:-M.-,.ic-ts-u~br:-is'h....,ic-b,----ro--,--k_e_a,..f-the much feared pro6lems of ter a landing. For Singh stage cleaning, the times of this was a welcome break. the rally drivers were slower Ferreyros was still in the more cars passed there with a chance at through the stages. The the title but his hopes roads were tricky. First driver were slim, he had to win on the road, Gronholm said, and Singh had to finish "It was all very unpredict-badly. Ferreyros hit a able," Burns drove as consid-tree and screwed up his erately as he could, bearing wheel alignment, Rowe in mind the pain his co-had to change a gearbox driver Robert Reid suffered which cost him much from the bruised ribs from time. Marrini tackled their testing accident. Maki-,, two stages without a nen had a slow start having clutch. As for Singh, "I chosen tires which were too Toshihiro Arai and Tony Sircombe drove their Subaru lmpreza WRX Jani Paasonen and Arto Kapanen drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo am just nervous." wide for the conditions. tothePCWRCwininAustralia. toninthoverallattheAustraliarally. Leg 3 -Four stages, Marko Martin was slowed by a On Stag·e 8 Colin McRae slid Stage 6, ·stalled and then spun penalty the previous night gravel, 105kms. The final broken mousse and by the con-off the road, stalled, was unable · later on the same stage. dropped him to sixth in the day started with Gronholm almost sequences of a har_d landing. The to back up to the road so he con- Leg 2 -Eleven ·stages, gravel, category. Singh admitted he 50 seconds ahead ofSohlberg, but ground was like a sponge, it seems tinued down the slope and re- 147kms. Running now in reverse had not properly woken up behind the Norwegian the second the more cars pass, the deeper, joined the road further on. order, Eriksson was first car. He and he spun on Stage 12, which Peugeot driver was pressing hard. not shallower are the puddles. It Kankkunen was having misfiring hit a tree stump on Stage 10 and let Fiorio overtake him in the On the 28kmsecond stage Sohlberg is like a sponge being squeezed. problems, eventually found to screwed up his alignment. Duval category. Ferreyros found the had tires that"".ere wrong and suf-The first to have mechanical be b_roken electrodes on two did the same. Rovanpera had conditions drier than expected, fered badly from lack of traction, troubles was Kenneth Eriksson, spark plugs. Kuchar had big now got past Sainz after Sainz he had fitted the wrong tires this let Rovanpera up into second his Skoda threw out all its gear-problems, he had a faulty injec-slid wide on a bend and on Stage and that helped Arai get ahead place. Sainz rolled on a corner with box oil. He was able to carry on tion system which caused a seri- 14 Colin McRae was out. of him into third place. One lots of ruts and stones and he after adding a spare can of en-ous loss of power, then his turbo Once again the pace of the stage later Arai passed Singh dropped to fifth, behind Makinen. gine oil and the unit was changed failed as well. Sebastian Loeb rally warmed up as the weather into second place. The Japanese Big news came at the end of Stage at service. Gardemeister felt his had two flats and tackled the fi-cleared up in the middle of the driver was on a charge and in 23 where the ·cars were weighed. engine was down on power and nal stage of the day with a tire day. As with all the Ford Focus two more stages he took the Makinen was 17.5 pounds under-the Toyota of Kuchar lost all its with no air in it. Duval was strug-entrants, Colin McRae landed lead. Marrini was happy with a weight. Bad news, the first time a gears, e_xcept third. Gronholm gling with a broken front differ-heavily on its nose, the sump new turbo. The jumps at car was disqualified for this rea-was stamping his authority on entialsensorandMakinenhada guard was bent upwards and Muresk had already claimed son.ltseemsthatbothSubarudriv-the rally but it was Freddy Loix defective rear differential. smashed the radiator, causing McRae and now there was ers had elected to run without who made fastest time on the It was no surprise that the retirement. Jani Paasonen had more drama. Sohlberg retired spare tires and wheels on this stage first stage on Friday. As the rally Group N cars would dominate no sooner climbed into the top when the rear cross member on and that made t h e car under-headed south so was Gronholm's the Production Car champion-10 when he rolled the car and weight. Before the stage, determination increased. In two ship, but in fact it was just that lost a lot of time. Both Sohlberg's car was topped off stages he pulled out a quarter of the local drivers went very fast. Subarus had mousse fail- with 50 liters of fuel and he a minute on second placed At the start, Herridge took the ures. Sohlberg also having a made the weight, but Makinen Burns. "I don't like these stages," lead but then fellow Subaru broken shock and fluctuat- only took on 16 liters of fuel Burns admitted, "I'm just trying driver Cody Crocker took over, ing hydraulic pressure. The and that was the crux of the to keep Gronholm in sigh to-for one stage. After Stage 3 it was day ended with Peugeot first problem. Meanwhile, Duval day." Loix went off the road on Subaru driver Simon Evans who and third, Subaru nearly 50 was missing. He had slid into a Stage 6, rolling into trees and started to suffer gearbox prob-seconds behind the leader in tree and was airlifted to the out of sight. It took a long time lems and after Stage 4 it was Man-second place and Sainz the hospital. Then Kankkunen for the Skoda team to discover fred Stohl in his Mitsubishi who best Ford in fourth place. was out, he lost oil pressure their crew and to learn the cir-took over the lead. There had On the final Superspecial and his engine quit. So the cumstances of the accident. Loix been four different leaders in as stage Paasonen had a jump Peugeot's scored another 1-2 said, "It was just a stupid mis-many stages. Possum Bourne was start and was penalized 10 finish and Granholm won the take, I misheard a pace note, close behind but had to retire seconds. Martin-had two bro- 2002 title. went into the corner too fast and with broken front suspension. ken mousses on Stage 17 and In PCWRC, Rowe was still lost control." In the PCWRC category there had to tackle the last three not happy. His engine mount-It was in the late afternoon were to be seven changes in the stages with a bad vibration. ing was not really secure, the that the drama increased. In the leader in the first seven stages to Makinen spun, supposedly front differential sensors were space of a few hundred yards the be run! First it was Arai, then with too hard tires. Sohlberg acting up and shifting gears rally lost Burns, Schwarz and Ligato, then Singh·, then Ligato had a broken mousse as well. was a real problem. Eight Delecour. Burns pulled off the again when Singh lost time after The cause for Schwarz's en-PCWRC cars finished, while road with clutch failure. Schwarz a spin. Then Ligato retired with. gine failure could not be con-the top Group N car, Stohl's retired with engine failure and gearbox failure, so after Stage 5 firmed butthey thought there Mrtsubishi finished the rally in Delecour due to a huge crash. On the leader was Sohlberg, but on might have been internal dam-10th place overall. Arai had the inside of a 160kph long left Stage 6 he had to drive nine kms age caused by a spark plug The champions, Granholm and Rautiainen in the scored the first category win hander, the Mitsubishi couched on a flat tire after hitting a rock, failure. traditionalposeafterwinningtheWRCDriverstitle. for a Subaru and Singh ·.......:.. a tree stump and immediately so once again Arai was ahead. PCWRC Sohlberg's time claimed the title. ricocheted into a tree on the out-Stage 7 was not run for the 15'1' Telstra Rally Australia 31.10/3.11.2002 Perth (AUS) WC round 13 PCWRC round 8 WC points WRWD PC side of the bend, a few hundred Group N drivers and on Stage 8 1 (2) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo RautiainE1n FIN Peugeot206 WRC 952NVB75 (F) 3h.35m.56.5s. 10 10 -feet away. The car came to rest, Arai fell back with brake prob-2 (3) Harri ROVANPERA/Voitto Silander FIN Peugeot206 WRC 93BNVB75 (F) 3h.36m.53.8s. 6 6 -the engine torn out of the chassis !ems, leaving Singh in fron-t 3 (11) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru!~ WRC PS02SRT (GB) 3h.37m.25.2s. 4 4 -and broken into two pieces and again. Rowe started strongly but • (10) Tommi MAKINEN/Kai Lindstrom FIN l~reza WRC PR02SRT (GB) 3h.38m.37.5s! - --with the intercooler and the sus-then fell back with a puncture. 4 (4) Carlos SAINZ/Luis Moya E Ford Focus RS WRC EX020BD (GB) 3h.39m.05.5s. 3 3 . pension on the opposite side of At the end of the first day the 5 (6) Mar1d<o MARTIN/Michael Par!< EE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC Y6FMC (GB) 3h.42m.1B.Os. 2 2 . the road. Co-driver, Daniel favorite for the title was Singh. 6 (15) Toni GARDEMEISTER/Paavo Lukander FIN Skoda Octavia WRC MB090-41 (CZ) 3h.43m.08.1s. 1 1 -Grataloup was air lifted to the Manfrinato retired with suspen-7 (25) Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena FIMC Citroen Xsara WRC 38CSP92 (F) 3h.45m.02.6s. --. hospital. He suffered a broliten sion failure and Harrach went 8 (14) Kenneth ERIKSSON/Tina Thomer s Skoda Octavia WRC MBN15-48 (CZ) 3h.48m.42.9s. - --9 (9) Jani PAASONEN/Arto Kapanen FIN Mitslbishi Lancer Evolution WRC KP51RWN (GB) 3h.49m.22.0s. --ankle, a fractured pelvis and out with turbo trouble. bruising to his right lung. Ferreyros slid off the road on 10 (101) Manfred Stohl/Ilka Petrasko A Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI N BH334SH(I) 3h.55m.17 .2s. -- -Dusty Times January 2003 Page 27

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SNORE WESTERN DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP Bentley Beats ·em All By John Calvin Photos: Track.side Photo Dan Bentley and Bob Mathews made it look easy as they too the Class 10 win and the overall as well on a trouble free run. The SNORE Western Desert Championship, put on by the ven-erable SNORE organization and sponsored by the City of Hender-son, Nevada was a rousing race, and if you weren't there you should have been. The efforts of Bud Pico, Hen-derson representative, came to frui-tion with the race and many thanks also go to the City of Boulder City for the use of their property for the race. Also, a big than·k you to the Terrible Herbst Casino on Boulder Highway for the use of their facili-ties and especially for the free drinks for all drivers and co-drivers, which were greatly appreciated. The City of Henderson also spon-sored a "tire changing" contest and there the competition was really fierce. The big winner was Day Gang and her crew, they had the shortest time for the change and they picked up a cool $700 for their efforts. Not too bad for less than a minutes work. Second place went to the Sammy Ehrenberg crew and they collected $200 fo.r their efforts. Third place and a hundred dollar bill went to the Bert Schneider crew. It was fun to watch and all the ad-vice being offered from the sidelines was worth the price of admission. The race location was slightly changed, the usual starting area is no longer available but a quarter mile move solved all the problems and the new venue was liked by all. Just a few miles down Highway 95 from the Railroad Pass Casino was where all the action took place and there was plenty of action to go around. Race day dawned warm and clear, it was almost a summer day, temperatures in the low 80's, not a cloud in the sky and there was a slight breeze, but not really enough to help the drivers in the heavy dust por-tions of the track. Class 1 was not heavily repre-sented, only two cars in the entry. Stuart Chase was first off and he went right out and set fast lap for the race, 47 minutes for the roughly 45 miles course. He ran ·his five re-quired laps in four hours, 10 min-utes and ended up seventh overall for the day. The other Class 1 entry was John Gaughan, backed up by Pat Dean and B.J. Richardson. Their first lap was okay, they had problems on the second lap and were unable to finish their third lap. Next class to start was Class 10 and there were eight contenders for The MacCachren/Fraley duo was victorious once again, they took the Class 1600 win but it was by less than a minute. that crown. At the end of the first lap it was Michael Gaughan, Jr. in the lead, about a minute and a half ahead ofBob Mathews. Third across the line was Seanna Taliaferro, with Shaunna Crawford riding shotgun. Seanna and hubby Tom were mak-_ing the big step up from Class 9 to Class 10 and so far it was looking good. In for fourth was Steve Brown, followed byT.J. Flores. Next in was Rick Paquette, who was driv-ing solo and Brian Freemal followed him across the line. The John Pol-ing/Bill Oicton failed to complete their first lap. At the finish of the second lap it was still Mike Gaughan holding the lead but Bob Mathews was not far behind in second spot. T.J. Flores turned another good lap and moved into third place. Brian Freemal moved up from sixth to fourth and Rick Paquette moved up two spots into fifth place. Steve Brown slowed a bit and dropped to sixth place and Seanna Taliaferro dropped from third to seventh with problems on the course. At the end of the third lap Bob Mathews had moved into the lead, J.C. Dean had taken over from Mike Gaughan and was in a close second. Keith Basso was in for Freemal and they had moved from fourth to third. Rick Paquette moved up to fourth place and Randy Knutson, who relieved Steve Brown was up to fifth place. Tom Taliaferro took over from wife Seanna and they were run-ning sixth. Greg Becker fumed an hour and eleven minute first lap, and only lap - he was Dwaine Walters ran trouble free for his four laps and took home the Class 9 win As the fourth lap concluded it was Dan Bentley in the lead, he had taken over from Bob Mathews and they had a pretty good lead over Basso, who was running second. J.C. Dean had dropped to third after hitting a rock and blowing the front shocks and maiming the front end of the car. Rick Paquette was stiff holding fourth place in spite of los-ing a few shocks. Randy Knutson declared the Heavy Metal winner. _l\<l_it_h_1_3_m_in_u_te_s_i_n_h_a_n_d_. ___________________ _ Continued on page 30 Brian Freemal and Keith Basso had one long flat but they still managed Jeff Carr had a minor problem all race long but he slid into second in Tom Vanderploeg ran fast consistent lap times, had a brake problem a nice second place in the Class 10 category. 1600, a mere 58 seconds out of first place. on the first lap and ended up in the second spot in Class 9. Dusty Times January 2003 Page 29

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Mike Ault drove his super good looking Bug to a very nice second in Todd Bauman lost a few minutes on the first lap but he ended up in Steve Brown and Randy Knutson had a few flats to brighten their day but they came in for a nice third place in Class 10. 5-1600, just a few minutes out of the class win. the second spot in Sportsman Buggy. was holding fifth place and Talia-tend with on the third lap and they Randy Knutson, they had a couple ferro was still running sixth. took the win by 20 minutes. The of flats and a worrisome oil light problems on Lap 3. Fifth went to car. When the checkers flew for Class Brian Basso combo that came on a lot, but they still 10 it was Dan Bentley taking the win, came in second, they had to fight a made the podium. In fourth was he and Bob Mathews ran a trouble rear flat, their only problem. Third Rick Paquette, his solo drive length-free race, only one front flat to con-in Class 10 went to Steve Brown and ened by five flat tires and some shock Mike Gaughan and J.C. Dean, the Next off were the 1600s, and, as latter fighting a front end and that usual there was lots of action. When was askew and was just glad .to fin-the dust had cleared after the first ish. Tom Taliaferro came in sixth, lap we show Rick Boyer in the lead, happy enough with his new Class 10 albeit a slim one. Bryan Freeman was LIST YOUR PHONE NUMBER, YEAR,. MODEL AND ENS/NE SIZE! Sales Information: Payment may be made by credit card, money order or cashier's check. Personal or business checks are not accepted. C.0.0. orders accepted with 50% pre-payment. $5 Handling charge on all orders. California residents include 7.50% sales tax. Customers responsible for all freight charges. Minimum order is $25. 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Garit Wallace was running 11th, Cortney Whipple was 12th and Mike Leung was run-ning 13th. As Lap 2 finished MacCachren had moved into the lead, Bryan Free-man was still running second, Bryan Anderson had moved from sixth to third and Ehrenberg had moved from ninth to fourth. Jeff Carr was still running fifth, the vivacious Day Gang went into sixth place, Cortney Whipple moved up from 12th to seventh place and Garit Wallace went from 11th to eighth place. Jer-emy Harmon had dropped from third to ninth , Cody Freeman dropped a few spots to 10th place, Mike Leung came up to 11th place and Rick Boyer went from first to 12th with a very troublesome lap. At the end of the third lap we had Bryan Freeman in the lead, MacCachren was a bit behind in sec-ond, Jeff Carr had moved up an-other spot into third and Ehrenberg was still running fourth. Cortney Whipple was still in fifth place, Jer-emy Harmon was up from eighth to sixth, Garit Wallace was still seventh and Cody Free man was in eighth. Day Gang had dropped to ninth after breaking a right rear hub just past start/finish and Adam Wik was quickly on the scene to make repairs. Mike Leung was still in tenth place and Rick Boyer, still, licking his wounds was back up to speed but running 11th. Bryan Anderson re-tired after losing his transmission. On the fourth lap Bry;i.n Free-man still held the lead. MacCach-ren was second, Jeff Carr was still in third place and Sammie Ehrenberg was still fourth. Jeremy Harmon moved up another spot into fifth, Garit Wallace was sixth and Cody Freeman had moved up another spot to seventh. Day Gang picked up a spot into eightq, Cortney Whipple dropped way down to ninth place with major problems, Mike Leung was holding tenth and Rick Boyer was still in 11th. When the checkers flew for the 1600s it was yet again the Bruce Fraley, Rob MacCachren combo taking the win. They only had to endure a flat tire on the last lap, no other problems reported. Second across the finish line was Jeff Carr, a solo driver. Jeff reported he had ei-Continued on page 32 Dusty Times

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Jeremy Harmon flies high as he heads to a great third place in Class Third place in Class 9 went to Ken Tapert who had a trouble free run Orio Cox and Eddy Frehner had a trouble free race, they ended up 1600, less than three minutes out of the class win. and was quite happy with his racing day. in third place in the Sportsman Buggy class. ther carburetor or ignition problems also and although he had shifter on a terminal block in the engine Gang, she thought her troubles were tent laps 'ti! the last lap and it the entire race. Jeremy Harmon problems all race long his fourth bay broke and it took many min-over with the broken hub but, on dropped him from fourth to_ sev-. came in third, a good drive in a 1600 place finish was certainly respectable. utes to find the problem. The addi-the last lap she lost her brakes and · enth. Cortney Whipple was bitten car. Jeremy reported that he lost the Fifth place went to a very disap-tional 20 minutes dropped him once again, it was Adam Wik to the by_the gremlins also. He had good clutch on the second lap. Just off pointed Bryan Freeman. The 1600 from first to fifth. Oh well, one of rescue. In seventh was Sammie lap times 'ti! the fourth lap where he the podium, Cody Freeman ran solo class win was his until a hard wire these days! Sixth place went to Day Ehrenberg; he ran quick, consis-dropped over an hour and he took the eighth finishing position. Ninth place in 1600 went to Mike Leung and crew, they ran consistent lap times but they were a bit off the race pace all race long. contingency.· cash , Page 32 Lightforce's new HID Blitz is the most powerful and efficient light in the off-road world. HID Blitz features a 9.5-inch parabolic reflector and draws the equivalent of a 35 watt bulb. Shatterproof, waterproof and lightweight polycarbonate construction ensures rugged durability from a unit weighing half that of competitors. Ari integrated ballast-the first of its kind in off-road-makes i nstallation easy. Our trademark filter system allows you to change the color or pattern of the beam in seconds. The brightest light, most durable, most versatile and easiest to install ... This is no poser. HID Blitz rocks! • (208) 476-9814 P.O. Box 9, Orofino, ID 83544 January 2003 The heavy metal contest wasn't really a contest. There were only two trucks entered and John Phegley had the bad bug bite him early on, he never finished the first lap. Too bad John! Greg Becker, the other entrant managed to complete his first lap and that gave him the class win. The Class 9 contest really wasn't too much of a contest, more like a follow the leader script. Dwaine Walters took the lead on the first lap, Kenny Thatcher was second, two minutes and ten seconds off the pace. Third was Tom Vanderploeg, less than a minute out of second and Ken Tapert came in for fourth. Den-nis Poling was running fifth in his debut and had a slight flip in the outback and Brandon Hughes was sixth. Jim Neal and crew never com-pleted their first lap. There was no change in the lead on the second lap, Dwaihe was run-ning fast and trouble free. Kenny Thatcher was still running second and Tom Vanderp1oeg was still hold-ing third. Ken Tapert still held his fourth position, Dennis Poling was still in fifth and sixth was Brandon Hughes after major problems on the lap. On the third lap, Dwaine Walters was still running fast and was increa&' ing his lead. Vanderploeg, with his Minnesotan co-rider, Kevin Olson moved from third to second place. Ken ta pen, driving solo was running fast and well and he moved into the third position. Clay Lenard was now in for Kenny Thatcher and a bro-ken ball joint dropped them from second to fourth. Dennis Poling still lay fifth and Brandon Hughes was still sixth. At the end of the fourth and fi-nal lap for the Class 9 competitors it was Dwaine Walters taking the win. He had over 15 minutes in hand at the end and only had one rear flat on the last lap to hinder his progress. Tom Vanderploeg was second, he had major brake problems on the first lap but no other problems. Ken Tapert came in for tl1ird, reported no problems on his run and had a good time racing. Having no more problems Clay Lenard took the fourth finishing position. Dale Looney got in for Dennis Poling half-way through the last lap, ran about five miles with a rear flat and overall they were qulte pleased with their fifth place finish. Brandon Hughes and company remained in the sixth finishing position. The 5-1600 battle was just that, Continued on page 34 Dusty Times

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Rick Paquette had more flats than he ever imagined and he ended up Shifter problems plagued Cody Freeman all day long but he still Kenny Thatcher and Clay Lenard had major front end problem on lap fourth in the Class 1 0 fracas. managed a fourth place finish in the Class 1600 group. 3 but they carried on and ended up fourth in Class 9. We won't tell you what broke on Bryan Freeman's 1600 car but it Day Gang had a pair of major problems during the race put she still Michael Gaughan Jr. and JC Dean had troubles on the last two laps dropped him from first to fifth on the last lap. ended up in a sixth place finish in Class 1600. but they managed to salvage fifth in Class 1 O. a battle for first and second place. put him out of the cont=-e-s-:-t_-~-,l,-a-st7l_a_p_a_n_d~t:,h-a-:-t-d'r_o_p_p_e_d11h,-1,-· m--;;;===....,;;;;;;;;;.,;;;;;;;a;;;;;;;;;-~;;;;;,;;a,-""""~=;,,.=""""=--~.._..""-"""'";;,;;;;-;;;;;;;;;;"""'"';;;;;,;; When it all started, Mike Ault went It was still Powada at third lap from the lead to the third finish-into the lead, Mike Powada was sec-end, Shermak had moved into sec-ing position. ond, just 23 seconds out of the lead. ond place, Mike Ault had dropped There was only one entrant in Brent Shermak was third, he had a position to third and the Chris-Mini Metal, Bill Masche and Tim no clutch and was running about tian team had decided to retire. Ebbet. They were required to run sixminutesofftheleadpace.Fourth Shermak, who was a solo four laps and they surely did, place was the Christian Brothers, driver, really turned it on for the turning good lap times and tak-way off the pace with a five hour lap fourth lap and he took the class ing the class win in five hours and for major problems unknown to us. win, despite having no clutch most 44 minutes. As the second lap ei1ded of the race. Mike Ault, another There were nine Sportsman Powada moved into the lead, Mike solo driver took the second spot, Buggies and they were required to Ault dropped to second place, he lost compression on the last lap run three laps for a finish. As they Brent Shermak remained in third and finished just two and a half completed the first lap it was Steve and Christian was running well but- minutes out of the class win. Mike Shimp in the lead, Eric Shepard his terribly long first lap virtually Powada had big troubles on the was second only nine seconds out .......... ENGINEERING, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year Co.I...... . --•I ~=---s · e Grabo 1st Overall -1st Class 1 MDR Lucerne 300 TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFFnELD 9763V.ARIELAVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 8'18-998-2739 Page 34 January 2003 Brent Shermak took the class 5-1600 win. He had no clutch and the race was close, he won by less than three minutes. ' CDMPlT/!TID/1118 SYSTEM'S BY PARKER PUMPER pu,geer helmets rt,ngat $249!!!!,00(wired} 0 The complete· source for race,s and-CTeWS 1.800.700.2350 fax: 909.36OAJD436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Dusty Times

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Dennis Poling and Mike Looney had major problems on the first lap, Billy Shapley didn't have a good day, he rolled the car and had otl)_er The beautiful Seanna Taliaferro and hubby Tom finished sixth in Class minor on the last lap but they managed a fifth in Class 9. problems as well but he did finish sixth in Sportsman Buggy. 10 in their maiden race in that class. Cortney Whipple had major problems on the fourth lap and he ended Fiffh in Sportsman Buggy was Joe Bourland who had major problems Sammi Ehrenberg was well up the charts but disaster struck on the up eighth in the Class 1600 fight. on the second lap but still managed a decent finish. last lap and he dropped to seventh in the 1600 class. of the lead and Billy Shapley was Leach moved into seventh and Bert he rolled the car on the second lap can't wait for the next race! posited on the course. third, just 24 seconds out of sec-Schneider dropped into eighth. and lost about 50 minutes, lost the There was only one Sportsman And so the 2002 racing season ond spot. Joe Bourland was in As the Sportsman race ended it power steering in the roll and drove truck, Tammie Gubler. She com-ended for SNORE. It was a most fourth, Todd Bauman was fifth was Brian Flores, in for Shimp who the last 10 miles of the last lap on a pleted her first lap and decided to successful year and from the looks and Eddie Frehner was in sixth. took the checkered flag, the only flat. That got him sixth place in the call it a day and go back out look-cif things, the 2003 season will be Bert Schneider was running sev-troublebeing a loose steering wheel. Si:>ortsman Buggy class, and he ing for the fiberglass she had de-even better. .. -,llfW enth, Rodney Leach was eighth Todd Bauman had a good day, go-and Greg Frechette was running ing a bit faster each lap and taking ninth. the silver medal for the class. In There were a few changes on the third it was Orlo Cox, in for Eddie second lap, Eric Shepard moved Frehner, they reported a trouble from second into first place, Steve free day and a lot of fun. Eric Shimp dropped from first to sec-Shepard had the lead bur a broken ond and Todd Bauman moved up link pin dropped him to fourth from fifth to third. Eddie Frehner place. Joe Bourland had a rear flat had moved into fourth place, Joe that cost him time, fought a bro-Bourland had dropped from ken throttle cable and ended the fourth to fifth, Billy Shapley had day in fifth place. Billy Shapley had dropped three spots to sixth, Rod a unique day, his first lap was okay, Bill Masche was the only Mini Metal entrant, he ran his four required laps at good speed and is a winner in our eyes. Steve Shimp and Brian Flores had a good fast race and they took the Sportsman Buggy title with eight minutes in hand. Dusty Times VISIT US AT OUFI \NEBSITE 13EL RAY CV GREASE SWEPCO GEAR OIL #203 -#212 -#201 10% OFF CASE LOTS HEAVY DUTY CHALLENGER RIMS 930 CV'S AT A LOW PRICE $4-4-.95 EACH ORBUY 4 Ai 39.95 EACH NEW 4-.86 002 13US RING & PINIONS USA MADE NEVADA OFFROAD T-SHIRiS SM,MED,LRG,XLG,XXLRG 11 GALLON DUMP CANS WOOVEN B~KE SHOES OWEL BALL JOINTS HELLA H - I - D LIGHTS PIAA HIGH -LOW LIGHiS YOKOHAMA TIRES SUPER DIGGER IU 33 X 10.50 X 15 SCGRE/SNURE APPIIIIVED 1■■aCARas aaa.aa EA WHILE THEY I.AST! CALL :'rC>LL FREE January 2003 1-888-755-5900 :3054 S . VALLEY VIEW #1:30 • LAS VEGAS, NV• 89102 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM • SAT 9AM-5PM (702)871-5221 FAX Page 35

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I I I ) ) \ i \ l I Baja 100D Sidebars By Byrle Moore Thirty-five years of racing, down the Baja Peninsula, can bring about all kinds of happen-ings. Happenings, which can build a racing fan family from two countries, or can demon-strate the fan support for these events. Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex planned menus. Ice chests full of provisions, tents, chairs and preparations, for a weekend to be enjoyed by all. I In the first example we have a group of guys in the fan com-munity from both sides of the border. If we go back to 1998 and the three Sc·ore Baja races that year, The 250 in San Feli-pe, the 500 and the 1000 in and out of Ensenada, you not only have a starting point of the race, but the beginnings of friendship built around those races. Two buddies, meet two other bud-dies, at the Baja 250. They share that race and decide to meet again at the 500 in June. At the 500 a couple of others join the first contingent and the fan base starts to build. Four years later, we find ourselves at the 35th annual, or 2002 version, of the Baja 1000 and that fan/friend-ship base has developed into a regular club. No elected offic-ers, no leaders, or followers, just a bunch of guys at the races. In the second example we find fan support of the vehicles and drivers who find themselves in some sort of trouble. Whether it's a roll-over, or a wet distribu-tor at race mile 41, there are al-ways fans ready to pitch in to help keep things moving. In this example we have a fan, who is also a professional me-chanic, when he is not acting'the role of fan. Gilberto Gonzalez, who has been a die-hard race The helpful crew- Left to right- top to bottom: Castelleno, Casillias, Hernandez, Jiminez, Jorge Martinez, Juan Perez, Lopez, Castillo, Casillas, Flores, Guillermo Perez, Lizare, Joel Martinez, Ramirez, Salazar, Gomez and Garcia. Now however, there are • INTRODUCING_ fan since the age of four, and now runs a small repair ship in Escondido, is that fan/me-110 Walts of Power 1160 Channel Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven ~CE~.S ~~E".A.&P...,.... E!/fllWt.l#E;>"JYB'lltt/&· T#llli!!: JI Gt~ Page 36 "_I was in Ensenada, and my crew in San Quintin could hear me 150 miJ 11 need these in ALL of my trucks!" -~ L~,.,,, 12'JF='Llt./EDE:~ PROTRUCK WINNER. 2002 TECATE/SCORE BAJA 1000 e best communication we've ae r ..-,., ....... , .-,c.~«'s#< TCPM&d~ Remele Head opHon avallable. Call ror detail~ 800.869.5636 562.427.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave. • Signal Hill, CA 90755 January 2003 chanic. Spectators at the water crossing watched and cheered, as he climbed down off the mountain, not once, but four times, to give assistance to trucks that had hit the water a little too hard and got every-thing wet. Driver, ignition, the whole magilla. Gilberto, not only mad-e his mechanic's expertise available, · he even provided some tools and the drying agents and carb booster to get things running again. "I have been going to the Baja 500 and the 1000 for many years. I try to provide help whenever I can," Gonzalez said. As -can be seen in the photos other fans found ways to help out too. Pulling hoods off the trucks to gain access to the en-gines and replacing and re-fas-tening them for racing. Then with a push and a shove and a shout of "andale", this segment of the fan base ·continues the backing that has helped many drivers and rid-ers, during the last 35 years of SCORE Baja races. · ABOVE: Helping the racers out of their troubles was all in a days enjoyment. Dusty Times

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Pony Express ... pended on Don for a good Class 3 finish. Then came t h e big sur-prise on page 48 ! There, just as big as life and almost life size for Little Joe, was my buddy Joe Aguirre, how many miles has he traveled hauling tires around in the desert for Goodyear. I would like to meet the man who bas ever seen Little Joe without a smile on his face. I don't be-lieve such a man exists. more :memories, I invite you to visit my web page -'WWW.dickralstin.can -there are many more racing sto-ries and photos, some of off road stuff. Just a hmch of memories from an old man who has truly enjoyed his lif e on thi s ear t h . Hey John Calvin I I I I just received my De-cember issue of Dusty Times, a much anticipated roonthly event, but this one really brought back some of my fondest memories. In "Trail Notes", read-ing the paragraph naming past winners of the Baj a 1000 was like reading a list of who's· who in off road racing for '70s and '80s. Some of the old names in that list, and the sto-ries they represent, brought back enough memo-ries to last me for sev-eral of these long winter nights here in Tijeras, New Mexico. Rod Hal 1 and his Dodge 4x4 -but how you could mention Rod and forget Jim Fricker I' 11 never know. And Johnny Johnson, you never knew what he would be driving but you always knew he would be up front. Then Walker Evans, how could I ever forget chas-ing him, me on Highway 1, in '79 or maybe it was 1980, when he won the overall in just lll?re than 19 hours. Would you be -lieve Walker never got out of the truck, now you talk about a pair of kidneys. By the way, he beat me to La Paz by about an hour -I had to stop a couple of times for other things be-side fuel. Riding the pre-runs with Walker are rides I' 11 never forget. It took me a long time to figure out why Don Kuster always insisted I ride in the front seat with walker, until I rode in the rear seat one time. Hell, the back seat was like riding in a limo canpared to that bouncing front seat. And Roger Mears, dri v-ing Mike Moore's 4x4 Jeep, boy what a pair they were, I rode with Roger a few times pre-running, man that guy was smooth and very quick. Another big plus for Roger and Mike was that Bud sponsor ship. Of course, my ol d friend Don Adams, the buffalo rancher, and his beauti-ful Jeep CJ. Deceptively fast and always depend-able. Big Blue always de-By the way, John, do you remember that bunch of kids from Cal Tech who had the Class 7 Datsun? Well, Rick Sturckow, he was sort of head st-udent in the outfit, is now A,ir Force Lt. Col. Rick Sturckow assigned to J.lmSA. He is now preparing for his third trip into space as first pilot on the space shuttle. Bill Hepburn sort of looked after the kids in the desert and talked me into giving t hem tires which I thank Bill for to this day. That's enough for now Jolm., but I wanted to thank you for the memories. Any-one wanting to relive sane van's Happy Holidays to all. From the Dusty Days Dick Ralstin f ice Chair. ProSeat Mandated by HONDA Power Equipment EB6500 HONDA Power Equipment Dusty Times Po TO-RACER & SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS • GE,-.ERA TORS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES •WELDERS• WATER PUMPS • LAWN MOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS California's Largest Source for Bonda Power Equipment Parts an4 Inventory IF WE DONT HAVE IT, NO ONE DOES! Check Our .Website:1&_. WWW Kawaguchi Honda Corp. . , . 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 Nothing S easier. (323) 264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323) 264-2136 Please read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. Connection of a g~nerator to house power requires a tr<!nsfer de.vice to avoid .possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. · ©2002 American Honda Motor Co, Inc.• · 4-20-01• 2-1oa January 2003 Page 37

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AUSTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP • RoUND 5 Mark Burrows Wins The Goondiwindi Ouickfit Tyres 400 Text & Photos: Steve Hilton In hot and dusty conditions Mark Burrows and Colin Hodge in the Honda powered Ji'mco showed their dominance in this round of the Australian Off Road Championship. The race held on three wheat properties 15 kilometres from the town of Goondiwindi in south west Queensland, no rain has fallen here for over 12 months and the conditions could only be described as devastating to the racers this year. Only 49 vehicles entered the event, with a number of competitors travelling from other states to try to improve their class position in the Championship. Prologue: Saturday morning saw the running of the prologue, with the conditions the way they were it was important to have a good run, unfortunately for some catching up result in this race to improve his position towards the overall champion ship, had a flat rear and lost time changing it. Brad Zacka did not make it to the finish, a gearbox output shaft failure, Buddy Crowe was also out, his 050 Porsche gearbox suffering an internal explosion ending his chances for a good result. Section 2 on Sunday morning and a cool change in the weather made for some better racing. Burrows again showed his style and class to run away from the opposition leaving Collins and Svenson to fight over the minor positions. With Towers not finishing this section and Collin's race over after damage to the rear suspension arm Svenson moved into second, Rentsch in the Funco buggy now running in third. Section 3 and as the day progressed the dust and heat returned causing more problems, however, Burrows went on to a convincing 15 minute win over The Class 8 honors went to Steve Gomey and David Watson, grabbing a little air with their Mitsubishi Triton Ute. Svenson in the V8 Toyota powered buggy, third in the Nissan SR20 Turbo Funco buggy were the brothers Shannon and Ian Rentsch, they are looking forward Continued on page 42 to slower cars would mean a slow time and the prospect of racing in .,,-an other racer's dus Burrows set the fa stest time followed by Laurence Svenso n and John Towers. Brad Zacka caught in the dust of slower cars resolved not to finishing his run due to the dangerous dusty conditions, after talks with the o rganisers and officials he was allowed another attempt at the prologue. The Ford powered J imco set the second fastest time 0: 11 :21 to start the race behind Burrows and in front of Svenson. Much as said by other competitors about having another attempt at the prologue, but it was a decision made by the officials of the event and the reasons given ·were safety issues. Prologue Times: Class 1: Unlimited 2 Seat Buggy: Mark Burrows 0:11:14; Brad Zacka 0:11:21; Laurence Svenson 0: 11:54. Class 2: 1650cc 2 Seat Buggy: Shannon Irvin 0: 12:08; Simon Bradley 0: 12:45; David Bennett 0 :12:40. Class 3: 1300cc 2 Seat Buggy: Trevor Shannon 0: 13:07; Warren Walker 0: 13:22; Shane Sansom 0:13:49. Class 4: Unlimited Truck & Baja: John Moore 0:15:51. Class 5: Limited 2WD Enduro: Graham Lees 0 : 13:39; Greg Campbell 0:14:24; Adrian Sewell 0:15:09. Class 7: Production 4WD: Geoff Pickering 0: 13:-11; Les Siviour 0: 13: 18; Murray Coote 0 :13:30. Class 8: Unlimited 4WD: Ed Mulligan 0: 14:08; Anthony Brose 0: 14:29; Steve Corney 0:14:55. Class 9: Unlimited Single Seat Buggy: Norm Yesty 0:13:36; Jim Duff 0:15:07; Michael Ginnelly 0: 15:16. CIASS 1: (Unlimited 2 Seat Buggy} Section 1 of the race on Saturday afternoon was three laps of the 55 kilometre course and the conditions had not changed except it was now hotter, at the end of the laps Burrows held a lead of four minutes over Michael Collins in the Subaru powered Jimco, John Towers in his Honda Y6 buggy was third. Svenson, who needed a good Dusty Times Super Cell Fits between the frame of ANY truck SCORE & FIA Legal Manufactured exclusively by Fuel Safe Toys Baja 1000 Desert Buggy Metal Mulisha. Baja 1000, LBZ, & Kawasaki Motorcycles Coming Soon: Bones® The best DZUS tool you'll ever own! Trophy Truck & Truggy Custom Colors & engraving available Quanity Discounts race Mrhat IN'e sell" Specialty Tools & Accessories Helmets & Kool Air™ Systems Mil-Spec Electrical Products Safety Equipment Communication Systems Racing Wheels Satell1te Phones & GPS Custom Chevy V6 Engines PARTICIPATINli DEALER§ B & R Buggie -1523 So. Coast Hwy. -Oceanside, CA 92054 -760-722-1266 Baja Racing Products -1040 South Main St. -Fallbrook, CA 92028 -760-723-2117 Baja Shop Motorsports -264 Cypres·s St -Orange, CA 92865 -714-279-0778 H&M Matorsparts -120 North Pacific St #H1 -San Marcos, CA 92069 -760-510-9586 Perry's Fab & Fiber -La Mesa, CA 91941 -619-463-1361 Race Ready Products -103 Press Lane #4 -Chula Vista, CA 91910 -619-691-9171 RAC MOTORS PORTS 3231-C Business Park Drive #318 Vista, CA 92083 USA 760-918-0777 Fax 760-918-0733 w w w. Racer Xms. com January 2003 Page 39

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The 165 mile race was won overall by Mark Burrows in his powerful Jimco Honda, shown here on a tight left hand tum. to next year when they will race in sorted out the problems with his Gavin and Michael Napier also not their new Chenowth A arm two home built A arm Toyota powered finishing the section. seater. car, third was Steve Charlton. Sunday and Stephen Burrows Mark Buuows 5:08:34 Simon Barbary had a flat rear took control with the win in this Laurence Svenson 5:24:50 which put him a fair way back in section, still in second was the buggy Shannon Rentsch 5:57:21. the class, also out were Shannon of Tony Parker, Burgess was now CI.ASS 2: Irvine, after posting the fastest time running third. Section 3 the run to (1650cc 2 Seat Buggy) in class and fifth fastest overall in the finish and Burrows like his At the end of Section 1 David the Prologue, he had a fuel pump brother, was to take the class win and Gary Bennett in their problem which delayed his start and a creditable third outright, the Rivmasta were the leaders followed and would later not allow him to same result at the previous section. by Tony Parker who seemed to have finish this section of the race, Colin Parker followed by Burgess. ..... Jefferies wins .... Ill llevaala 1000 __ ...,._ Wlleels 1 '1"' RG.01 race wheel available in 0 race Tock or street lock for all · Chevrolet and Ford truck applications TS" RG.02 race wheel available in ·wee lock or street lock for VW applications. 7" and 3.5" widths available. Specializing in Off-Rood wheels*, ~~r!1~~,2nd steering systems. Page 42 TeamGonlon 2980 East Miralorna Ave Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone(714)632-0013 Fax(7)4) 632-0311 TEAMG0RDON.C0M January 2003 The Class 3 (1300cc) win went to Shane Sansom, seen here flying to the win and a marvelous fifth overall. Stephen Burrows 5:57:27. Tony Parker 6:06:51. Trevor Burgess 6:23:53. CLASSJ: ( 1300cc 2 Seat Buggy) Section 1 Shane Sansom set the pace in this class and went on to win this section followed by Dave Armitage who was posting some consistent lap times, he was followed by Trevor Shannon. Point's leader Travis Conrad had a flat but found the spare he was carrying had a different stud size and had to wait for a fellow competitor to loan him a wheel, unfortunately for him he ·ran out of time and did not get any points from this part of the race. Sunday and the start of Sections 2 and 3, Sansom was not going to· be denied the win and put some very consistent times together to give him the wins in both races and a remarkable fifth outright, second was Armitage, his best ever finish at national level, third saw the buggy of Shannon cross the line. Shane Sansom 5:58:27. David Armitage 6:48:05. Trevor Shannon 7:00:52. CLASS 4: (Unlimited 2WD Trucks & Baja) Only two in this class but John Moore in his Baja bug took the win in the first section followed by the Rodeo of Shaun Goss. On Sunday only Moore would finish Sections 2 and 3 giving him the win. John Moore 5:45:19. CLASS 5: (Limited 2WD Enduro) Graham Lees in the Chevy Porsche looked unbeatable and proved to be in Section 1 on Saturday beating his fellow team mate Greg Campbell in another Porsche by just seven minutes, third was Stephen Muhling in the Holden Rodeo. Sunday's two sections and the tables turned Campbell now the winner over Lees by six minutes, not a bad result for Campbell and his Porsche, this was the first run for the new car, no other vehicles finished. Greg Campbell 6:06:53. Graham Lees 6: 12:30. CLASS 7: (Production 4WD) Geoff Pickering in the Mitsubishi Pajero won the Prologue from the Nissan Patrol of Les Siviour and Colin Hunter's Jeep. After Section 1 on Saturday, Siviour was leading but both the Nissan and Pajero were suffering fuel pump problems, both unable to reach full speed. Murray Coote driving an older model Pajero owned by Pickering had a moment in the car through a melon hole resulting in their retiring from Saturday's race, they would return on Sunday after some overnight medical treatment, also out was the Jeep of Colin Hynter, a blown head gasket putting an end to the season for his hard working team. Sunday and the Paj~ro of Coote was minus the driver/still suffering some back pain so navigator Peter Glennie took over the steering and the navigator role was left to the Class 2 driver Randal Kilner. Les Siviour took the lead but the fuel problems that plagued him on Saturday returned, he still managed to win this section of the race. Pickering was second and with the replacement driver in the Coote Pajero, Peter Glennie in third. Section 3 and the fuel problem became too much causing the retirement of the Les Siviour and the Nissan Patrol leaving Geoff Pickering to take the win and Class 7 overall championships, second home the Pajero of Peter Glennie and Randal Kilner. Geoff Pickering 6:06:20 . CLASSB (Unlimited 4WD) Ed Mulligan and Ross Cox were the winners on Saturday but Sunday proved too hard, this left Steve Corney and David Watson to take the win in the Mitsubishi Triton Ute. Continued on page44 Stephen Burrows took the win in 1650cc buggy and he was a very commendable third overall at the Quickfit Tyres 400. Dusty Times

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Greg Campbell drove his Porsche to a nice win in Round #5, he beat Class 4 (Uni 2WD Trucks & Bajas) was no contest as John Moore Production 4WD was taken by Geoff Pickering, shown here at speed his competition to the flag by over five minutes. swept to victory in his very tidy looking bug. in his very good looking Mitsubishi Pajero. ~~r===,~,=,..==~ .... iii.iiiiiiiiiniiiii" Laurence Svenson flexed his Toyota muscles and ran to a nice second spot in the Class 1 category. Also using Toyota power, Tony Parker ran to a very decent second place in the 1650cc buggy class. Shannon Rentsch and brother Ian had a good day, they ran to a nice third place in Class 1, only a few minutes out of second. Steve Corney 6:39:40. CLASS9 (Unlimited Single Seat Buggy) Michael Retallich was first over the line in Saturday's section followed by Michael Ginnelly and third Jaakko Kylma. Sunday's sections there were no finishers. Kylma had gearbox problems, Ginnelly Page 44 engine overheating and Ratallich Round 4, the Sunraysia 500 at hitting a tree which put him out Mildura and now the of the event. Goondiwindi Quickfit 400, three Mark Burrows' season started wins from four starts, these wins with damaged engine at the ensured he would retain his Griffith City 500, not picking up Australia One Championship for any points he went to Alice 2003. Burrows' closest rival Springs and won the Finke Desert throughout the year, Laurence race very convincingly, missing the Svenson was second, Buddy third round at Kempsey to win Crowe third. In Class 2 another January 2003 Burrows' name appears, that of championship, Class 9 and the Stephen now the class champion. Sydney based Jaakko Kylma is the In Class 3 Shannon Sansom takes winner. the win as does Shaun Goss in The calendar for the AORC Class 4, Class 5 and no one could 2003 season starts on June 9th with beat Graham Lees in the Chevy the Finke Desert race, July 27th the powered Porsche, Class 7 Kempsey Powerhouse 500, August Pickering in the Mitsubishi holds 21st the Griffith City 500 and the on to the class for an other year, Goondiwindi Quickfit Tyres 400 in Class 8 Steve Corney takes the on October 19th. ~ •• S.N.O.R.E. Racer Rick Boyer won the $2500 top prize in the 2002 Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Challenge with the highest points accumulated among racers running Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Tires. For Info on the new 2003 MIT cash contingency program for all S.N.O.R.E. classes visit Dusty Times

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VDRRA's October Landrush By]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Steve Brosz A brace of first places in the motos gave the Class B win to Bruce Field and his Chevy pickup. Mike Lehners put together a second and a first and that gave him the Semi-Pro win David Kordonoway gives no quarter when racing. i-ie took the covetec{eiass i win with a pair of firsts in the motos. over a ve,y large field. ~~ OBA: Discount Foreign ~ We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6.5 : $135.00 $145.00 & up Centerline Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6 $129.95 $135.95 15 X 10 $146.9~ Calf for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 46 (702) 247-1266 · We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX LEFT: Steve Souza didn't have much competition in the Class 9 battle but he put together a pair of firsts to take the win. CENTER: You can't win 'em all but Billy Manfroy had a couple of second places and that's all he needed for the Class 7 win. Right: Fred Calosso drove his Ford pickup to a couple of first place finishes to take the Class 7S win. As the VORRA season neared the purse. Qualifications started one minute 29.58 seconds in Class the end, the points battles heated with each race entry being timed 9. up in all classes. With only two through a single lap of the one races remaining for the year, com- mile course. David Kordonowy in petitors were obsessed with better-car # 1020 took the top starting Sunday morning, 38 vehicles in eight different classes were set to take the green flag and provide spectators with the most competi-tive racing seen all season. Two eight lap heats were scheduled for all classes with exception of the pilots who would compete on a shortened course for two ten lap heats. Eleven semi-pro vehicles pulled onto the course and wheel to wheel racing began with the drop of the green flag. Lap 1 found Frank and Dan Keefer, truck #710, out of competition. By the end of the fourth lap, BJ & Butcher, car #89, and Kevin Klinesmith, car # 17, had fallen by the wayside with mechani-cal problems. Steve Bradford in #08 had worked his way past Mike Lehners in # 103 and would hold off the charge until the end of the first heat. Kenny Ott's car,# 1063, finished with a solid third place followed by car #59 of Ryan Sargent and Jason Sacks in #15. Heat 2 was plagued with mechani-cal failures for the majority of the class. At the finale of Heat 2, only two competitors had completed all laps in both heats with Mike Lehners in car .#103 first, Kenny Ott in # 1063 second, Steve Brad-ford in #08 third, Chere Lehners in #1071 fourth, and Ryan ing their positions. Saturday's spot in both Class 1 and Class 10 events included technical inspec-with one minute 10.17 seconds. In tion and registration followed by Class 7, Brock Ross, truck #756, the infamous tire changing com-dominated with one minute 14.45 petition and qualifications for seconds, and 7S was led by Fred starting positions for Sunday's Calosso in truck #777 with one event. Class champions in numer-minute 25.17 .. seconds. Mike Leh-ous classes were still to be deter-ners in car #103 led the Semi-Pro mined based on the remaining class in one minute 15.37 seconds. events. Bruce Fields in truck #858 was in David Kordonowy and the crew with one minute 18.11 seconds in of the # 1020 car dominated the Class 8, and Eric Steiger in car tire changing and walked away with #956 completed the challenBe in David Kordonoway was the Class 10 winner, he took a third and a first in the heats and that gave him the Class 10 win. January 2003 Continued on page 48 Dusty Times

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Clint Wolsey had a great weekend, he took first in both heats and that Arden Dennington was a long second in Class 1, a second and a A first and an eighth in the motos gave the third place spot in Semi-gave him the Pilot Class win. fourth place in the heats was the best he could manage. Pro to Steve Bradford, seen here going for the checkers. Sargent m car #59 hfth for the Class 9. Matt laylor and Oscar Lara fm-#7217 worked his way through the and Matt Taylor in #754. It ap-class for the day. Mini-truck competition was ished up the heat with fourth and competition to a second place in pears the overall for the year in Class 9 had a minimal showing fierce in both heats. After Heat 1, fifth respectively. Truck #7 56 of the second heat and a first overall Class 7 will be determined at the with only two competitors. Steve seven of eight vehicles in Class 7 Brock Ross was out during Lap 5 in Class 7 for the day. Patty Hayos last short course of the year. Class Souza in the #921 car and Eric were still .running hard in an at-but was making repairs and pre-in truck #769, attempting to main-7S, pure stock mini-trucks, was Steiger in #956 worked diligently tempt to improve their status for _paring for the second heat. Brock tain her overall season points lead dominated in both heats by Fred with Steve edging out Eric in the the year. Truck #718 with Chris hit the track with a vengeance in in class, pushed her vehicle to a Calosso in truck #777. Both Jeff first heat Heat 2, Steve once again Pace at the wheel was able to hold Heat 2 and drove to a first place third place finish and a third for Matlock in #707 and James Fuhs was victorious with Eric a lap down off the charge of Billy Manfroy in finish giving him a second place for the day in class followed by Chris in,#758 were unable to complete giving Steve the win for the day in #7 217 and Patty Hayos in #:"/69. the day,· while Billy Manfroy in Pace in #718, Oscar Iara in #764 all the laps giving Fred the win and Second spot in the Class 7 conflict went to Brock Ross, he had a James Fuhs ended the day with a second place and a third place to Mark Christenson put together a pair of second place finishes and sixth and a first in the motos. take second in the Class 7S battle. that gave him the silver medal in the Pilot fray The Suspension Company. Page 48 January 2003 Dusty Times

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Sam Berri had a first and a third place finish in the heats and that Fourth place in Class 1 went to Ryan Sargent, seen here in his Chere Lehners was seventh in the first moto, picked up the pace and gave him the second spot in the Class 10 conflict. _st_ra_n~g_e_l_oo_k_in~gc...,.c.(fl_or~G_la_s_s_1-'--,)~ca_r._. ~----~-~--~-~-finished second in the last moto, that gave her a fourth in Semi-Pro. pomts for the day m the class with # 1025 was out of competition, the heat with# 1020 in third. In place finish followed closely by With only one short course #7 58 second and #707 in third. four fell out during Lap 7 and the second heat, the #4 of Arden Jeff Elrod in # 1036 and Sam ·event remaining for the year, the The Pilot class competition was car #27 in the final lap with me-Dennington was unable to start Berri in # 1040 with Bill Minteer .racers, crews and spectators can as fierce as ever. Two heats on a chanical failures. In the mean time and Scott Peterson was out dur-finishing fourth. Finishing order -expect to see a heated battle as over shortened course of ten laps each Sam Berri and Jeff Elrod had ing Lap 6. The # 1020 of David for the day was # 1020, # 1049, half the class champion will be de-would tell the story as four vehicles moved into the 1-2 position for Kordonowy screamed to a first # 1036, #27, # 1025 and #4. cided at the final event .. _·,.:aw staged for the start. Clint Wolsey in #7 dominated both heats with a victory for the day in the class closely followed by Mark Chris-tensen in #37. Completing all 20 laps in third for the day was Paul Franklin in #5 and fourth went to the #16 of Miles Berghold. These closely matched vehicles always provide serious competition and speeds in the same category as the Pro-Unlimited buggies in Class l. Even though the Pro-Unlimited vehicles are the fastest on the course, the day's competition proved to be one of broken equip-ment and dejected drivers. Heat 1 ended with David Kordonowy's buggy #1020 in first place and the remainder of the competitors out of competition. Arden Denning-ton in #4 completed six laps and Mike Lehners in# 103 completed only four with Ryan Sargent in #59 failing to complete the first lap. In Heat 2, only David in # 1020 was able to compete providing him an easy first place for the day in Class l. David did, however, put on a show as he finished the least eight laps.· No cruising for this competi-tor. The points battle in Class 8 full sized trucks was the driving factor for the competitors. Doug Sey-mour in #872 needed desperately to finish all laps to lock up the points for the year while #858's driver Bruce Field was hoping that wouldn't happen. Just after pass-ing the starting line at the end of Lap 1, Seymour's truck lost a freeze plug and put him out of competition for the first heat. Working diligently between heats, Doug and crew replaced the freeze plug and were ready for Heat 2, which proved even more disas-trous. After the hairpin turn and directly in front of the grandstands, the #428 cu in monster breathed its last breath putting #872 out of competition for the day with only four total laps com-pleted. Bruce and Doug would to sort out the points in the last race of the season. Class 10 was comprised of the fast and the furious. David Kor-donowy # 1020 was on a roll for the day after taking the Class 1 victory. Sam Berri in # 1049, ap-peared to have locked up the points in class for the year but was out to widen that points lead, and Jeff Elrod in #1036 was out to hold onto his second place posi-tion for the year. At the start of Heat 1, Scott Peterson in #27 jumped to an early lead pursued by #1020, #4, #1049 and #1036, with Bill Minteer in #1025 bring-ing up the rear. Three laps in, Dusty Times • SET OIJR BRAND NEW KARTEK T-&HIRT FOR ONLY $15 Wild Wash 250 February 1-2 Mojave 250 April 4-6 Ridgecrest 300 May 16-18 The Kartek 400 June 27-29 California 200 August 8-10 Lucerne 300 September 26-28 Stoddard 250 November 21-23 2003 RACE &CIIEDIJLE l~i!UII Laughlin Desert Challenge January 16-19 San Felipe 250 March 14-15 Baja 500 May 30-June 1 Henderson's Terrible 250 July 10-13 Las Vegas Primm 300 September 12-13 Baja 1000 November 13-16 Parker 425 February 7-9 Terrible's Town 250 April 25-27 Vegas to Reno June 26-29 Baja Mex 300 August 22-24 Las Vegas 200 December 5-7 Kartek Off-Road -2871 Ragle Way Corona, CA 92879 -909.737.7223 January 2003 Page 49

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,-,; MOJAVE DESERT RACING, INC. Stoddard 250 By Sheryl Cannon Photos: Track.side Photo The Class 5 win went to Jeff Nutter, Jeff was faster on each ens.uing lap and he won by a huge margin. Craig Ayers took his time moving to the front and once there he decided to take the Class 1 title as well as the overall win. MDR' s fifth and most successful sea-son drew to a close on November 23rd, when the Stoddard 250 was held in Barstow. Nearly 80 race teams bypassed the Baja 1000 to take part in MDR's season finale. A half dozen division titles were still up for grabs, as was the overall year-end points championship. And speaking of MD R's most coveted prize, the former "Racer of the Year" title was within the reach of four competitors who were sepuated by just seven points. Eric Heiden held a precarious 251-248 lead over Richard Boyle and WhitC.our-tenay entering the final event Doug Petterson with 244 points was also still very much in the hunt The odds were clearly stacked against Heiden, whose Class (800) had only two entrants, com-pared to the eight and nine entrant divisions ofhis three rivals. So itwas last call, time to put up or pack up, go big or go home. Are you ready to crown MDR's 2002 Class Champion? Then it's onward to Race Recap Time! Class lOO's Steve Jangaard led the parade of vehicles to the Start/Finish line. The field sported seven Class 100 starters, including Tom Koch, who grabbed the overall lead with a blazing 44:04 opening loop. Classmate Josh Waddell led the pursuit, racing 16 sec-onds behind Koch and 1:17 back on the clock. In an unusual change from the norm, only one fast lap time was recorded on Lap 1. Credit for that loop goes to John Criswell, who sped clear of his Class 500 rivals by posting his division's best lap of the day (46:26). Back on the front end, Koch continued to sizzle. The lead.footed veteran's 4 2:54 second loop clocking earned him fast lap honors for Class 100 and the race. After two laps, Koch led Waddell and All of Steve Jacketti's competition fell by the wayside so he took a nice uncontested win at the Stoddard 250. the Harley Letner/Kory Halopoff team by five and nine minutes respectively. In addition to Koch, there were six other entrants who also posted fast lap times on Lap 2. Eric Heiden led that group, claiming Class 800 fast lap honors with a time of 50:27 . Lone Class 1600 en-trant Garit Wallace sped to a 50:36 second loop, which proved his best De-spite being his last complete loop of the dav. Mark Dee claimed Class 550 fast lap honors with his 55:45 Lap 2 clock-ing. After weathering a two hour open-ing loop, Kevin Kopitch posted Class 900 fasdap (57:52) second time around. In Class 1450, Keith Growe used fast lap tie (1:03:03) to take a nar-row 34-second lead over rival Joe Ehli. Steven Jones was the other entrant se-curing division fast lap honors on Lap 2. However, Jones' 1:08:20 clocking proved bittersweet, as it represented both Jeff Sack had a good day, he took the Class 5-1600 win with almost 45 minutes in hand. w Class 1400 fast lap times and his final complete loop. Koch maintained the overall lead throughout lap 3 and then relin-quished the driving duties to teammate Lee Patton. Meanwhile, classmate Craig Ayers had moved up into the second spot and 1000 leader Whit Courtenay had taken over third. In Class 1300, Craig Reynolds' lead over Greg Crew reached double digits during Lap 2. Reynolds completed his next loop in 50: 18, which furtl1er padded his lead and also earned him 1300 fast lap hon-ors. Lap 4 represented the final loop for entrants in Classes 1100, 1200, Eric Heiden once again took the Class 8 title, shown here sans a body panel or two. 1450 and 1700. And of perhaps even more significance, it also wound up be-ing the final loop for Lee Patton. More on the surprising Patton/Koch bust later, but first let's look at those assigned four laps. Thomas Pittman was in a class of his own on the day, Class 1100. With no competition to deal with, Pittman turned the race into a family affair. His brother, Dan Tory, drove the first loop. Pittman took over on Lap 2, bringing his wife Erin along for the ride. Tory soloed on Lap 3 and both he and Pittman were onboard for the fourth loop. The team's swiftest clocking (1:32:56) came on Lap 4 and carried the Class 1100 winners to a final time of 6:53:43 (22.0 mph). In Class 1200, a field of four took part. Mike Dill lost virtually all chance for victory when his initial loop took nearly three and a half hours to complete. Bob Miller fared a bitbetteron Lap 1, butwassubsequendy TKO' d by a four hour second loop. That left matters to Nicholas Beall and Joel Hutak. Beall never looked like a loser, as he raced to a commanding 35-minute lead on Lap 1 and stretched his advan-tage to an hour on Lap 2. Hutak tried to battle back, shaving a handful of min-utes off his team's deficit on Lap 3 and posting Class 1200 fast lap time (1:10:58) on Lap 4. However, the day and the year belonged to Beall. MDR's 2002 Class 1200 champion completed Continued on page 52 In the Class 1400 battle, Joe Ehli took the win after the four Garit Wallace really had no competition in the 1600 class so he Barrie Thompson showed all the Jeepspeed entrants the way home, required laps but only by a couple of minutes. just cruised around for six laps and went home with the win. he took the win in the ve,y popular Clive Skilton created class. Page so January 2003 Dusty Times l

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- ' i I I ' I CONGRATULATIONS TOALL2002 CLASS CHAMPIONS MOJAVE pESERt RACING PRESENTS -The 2Q03 California Championship /Off-Roa~ Racing Senes · t~i Race of the 2003 Series WILD WASH 250 BARSTOW. CA 1; . . ' ·:) :f!,."• J. Start/ Finish off Outlet Center Drive ·"l ·.•. "• ' ' ,.· .16 classes -including street legal . ,, -·· " r ., \ '\ PRO ENTRY FEE* $360.00 · Sl'ORTSMAN ENTRY FEE* $200.00 ¼ ,, ' 1ST PLACE SPORTSMAN CLASSES RECEIVE $100.00 ., '<: . ENTRY FEE BACK** J :r, MDR PRESENTS T.HE 2·003 CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP :· ", OF·F-ROAD ~CING SERIES FEBRUARY 1, 2003 WILD WASH 250 BARSTOW, CA PRIL 5, 2003 MOJAVEi250 BARSTOW, CA MAY 17, 2003 RIDGECR..EST 250 RIDGECREST, CA JUNE 28, 2003 THE 400) LUCERNE VALLEY, CA AUGUST 9, 2003 CALIFORt$JIA 200 LUCERNE VALLEY, CA SEPTEMBER 27, 2003 LUCERNE 300 LUCERNE VALLEY, CA /,t:_-;, ~---,}< NOVEMBER 12, 2003 STODQ'-'RD 250 BARSTOW, CA U.S. Forest Service appro\(ed spark arrestor and greeri~~ticker or license plate required on all race vehicles. *Entry fo~m anjJe;!4i9~i!Jw~~~e~~ · e the race date. **With 3 in class. Entry fee for the driver only, no feei'for et>:..drt · .. · pport crew, spectators or the general public (Note: if the vehicle does not make the starting line, 100% of the entry fee is rolled over to the next race) FOR MOR RACE RESULTS/ INFORMATION: PHONE (626) 442-.9320 FAX (626) 579-6051 1853 Parkway Drive So. El Monte, CA 91733 _ EMAIL WEBSITE MOR Tech info: ALL RACE TECH & SAFETY-Phone (702) 897-3583 EMAIL wattc;

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Josh Waddell was lookin' good but some problems on the las"t Scott Hewitt led five of the six required laps but a calamity on Johnn Alexander was a bit off the winning pace in the 5-1600 lap put him secon_d in Class 1, some 14 minutes off the pace. the last lap dropped him into the second spot in Class 5. category but tJe got a strong second place for his efforts. his four laps in 5: 13:50 (29.1 mph) to ers. Two of them, Carolyn Hines and entered Lap 3, Craig Pearson and Aaron Pearson lost the carrier bearing and absolute worst possible time to record defeat the Hutaks by a comfortable 37-Dan Vance, made uncharacteristically Osborn trailed the two leaders by less about 45 minutes 'to the leaders. The their slowest laps of the day. And it was minute margin. John Hutak was cred- early exits from action after Lap 1. As than two minutes. Growe managed to race was still up for grabs when the field Pearson, who came through with the ited with finishing second on the day mentioned earlier, Keith Growe was put-a few minutes between himself and received the white flag. And a whole lot group's fastest final lap. As for Growe, and fourth for the year. clinging to a precarious 34-second lead the field on the third loop. Osborn got had taken place before the "checks" were the unlucky leader never did complete In Class 1450, thereweresevenstart- over Joe Ehli after Lap 2. As the field by Ehli to take over second place, but thrown. Ehli and Osborn picked the lap 4. When the checkered flag flew, it New :Logo, New Name, Same Great Tran.saxle '-'The MDS CONTINUES ITS WINNII~G WAYS IN 2002'' Congratulations to all the Winners! First Place Class 10 Honda First Place Class 12 Terrihle's Town 250 Terrible's Town 250 Chris Harrold Ridings Crew First Place Class 12 First Place Class 12 Baja 500 Parker Jerry Penhall Vic Bruckman/Brian Coneen * Utilizes same "Extreme Duty" gearsets as MD4-2D 100% shot peened. Page 52 * 100% CAD designed. All new billet shift heads and rails. Ball bearing shift housing~ * Available now from aJI authorized .. Menoeola Dealers." 290 Trousdale Dr. #J, Chula Vista, CA 91910 619-691-1000 6!9-691-1324fax www January 2003 was Ehli claiming the Class 14 50 win in his racing debut. Ehli completed his four laps in a good 4:38:18 (32.8 mph) to defeat Osborn by two minutes and 15 · seconds. It was nearly an hour back to Pearson, who finished third and twice that distance to Michael Ucari in fourth. Despite finishing third on the day, Pear-son captured the 2002 Class 1450 Chan1pionship. The division's runner-up honors for the season were taken by Licari. As expected, there was quite a battle for Class 1700 supremacy. The JeepSpeed contingent consisted of a well matched field of 11. After Lap 1, Barrie Thompson held a short lead over Char-lie Peltzer. After lap 2, three entrants haddroppedoutandThompson'slead was 15 minutes over Tom Barnett. Th-ompson continued to show the way · throughout Lap 3. Not about to con-cede the race or the season champion-ship to Thompson, the Currie family, which trailed by *32 minutes after two loops, cut that deficit in half on Lap 3. Despite their late push, Thompson ap-peared well on his way to an easy vic-tory. Well, Thompson did reach the fin-ish first, but not by all that much. Tiungs got pretty interesting when Cody Currie put up Class 1700 fast lap tie (58:47). Despite the Currie team's monster ef-fort, Thompson held on to win by a two minute and 53 second margin. The winner's fmal time was a solid 4:36:4 2 (33.0 mph). Casey Currie received credit for the team's remarkable second place finish, which saw them edge third place finishers Mike and Tom Barnett by just 30 seconds. That somewhat miniscule 30 second margin loomed awfully large however, when considering the differ-ence between the number of points awarded for finishing second and third. In this case, the difference was seven points and the 2002 MDR Class 1700 championship. Both went to Currie, who edged Thompson by three points for the tile. The remaining Class 1700 entrants in their order of finish on the day were Charlie Peltzer, Billy Bunch, Steve Thomasson, Bryan Rogers and Jared Prindle. Entrants in Classes 1500,and 1400 were handed five lap assignments. In Class 1300, the aforementioned Craig Reynolds proved much the best. Reynolds, who led by 20+ minutes after three laps, doubled that margin during Lap 4. It was all academic ftorn there, as Reynolds went on to post a thoroughly dominating Class 1300 win. The mar-gin of victory was 53 minutes, after Reynolds polished off his five laps in an excellent4:29:30 (42.3 mph). Michael Parr overcame a one and a half hour opening lap to place second. It was a long way back to Christopher Parr and Greg Crew, who wound up as the third and fourth place finishers respectively. In the season points battle, Crew en-Continued on page 54 Dusty Times 7

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,,. Jeff Richardson flies across the desert as he heads to the John Hutak had a long first lap, got faster each lap and ended In the 1300 class, Michael Parr was very slow on lap 1 but he picked up the pace and finished a nice second in class. Class 7 victory, he-ran his six laps in less than 7½ hours. up in second snot in the Class 1200 battle. tered the event needing a win to claim crew and Fair's Alpha Pit did some black and white," said Moore, who the title. Even had he not suffered a much needed welding. Moore went on added "read them, know them and pro-2:50: ll final loop, nobody was going tocompletelaps4and5,despitearriv- videyourcrewwithacopy." Amen,now to beat Reynolds to the finish. Thus, the ing at the finish line with no rear brakes back to business. 2002 Class 1300 championship went and his frame broken in several places. When last sighted the Koch/Patton to Michael Parr, with Crew placing sec-Having raced start to finish in less than entry was a 50 mph blur rocketing ond. the eight hour time limit, the team through the Barstow desert. After com-There was a match race on top in thought they had won. Unfortunately, pleting Lap 4 in a rapid 43:16, Patton Class 1400. As mentioned earlier, Steven they didn't realize that their race time began Loop #5 with a healthy 25-minute Jones looked strong before bidding had officially started 15 seconds after lead. Unfortunately, it all went for adieu after two laps. Ed Moore, who their classmate's. A rather horrific way naught. Apparently, during the latter got a late start after problems arose with to lose a race, much less a season title, portion of Lap 5, all of the bolts broke his rear brakes, suddenly found himself but Moore took his team's heartbreak-on one of the rear hubs and everything needing only to finish to win. Moore ing loss like a true champion. "This is a came apart. That effectively ended the had down time during lap 4, while his tough lesson to learn, but the rules are day for Koch, Patton and the race's lead This is the ~ystem run by most TRI-MIL BOBCAT CHROME off road race winners Page 54 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUF..FLER 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED vehicle. The door swung wide open for someone to step up and seize the mo-ment. ltwasn'tAyers' replacement Bill Winger, who picked an inopportune time for a 1:09:37 loop. lt could have Kevin Kopitch had a terribly long first lap but he came back strong and beenJosh WaddellorWhitCourtenay, took the Class 9 win at the Stoddard 250. whopostedthesecondandthirdfastest MDR's 2002 "Stoddard 250." n:erinClass 100.Ayers,whofinished Lap 5 times. Ultimately, however/ it Anderson's final time of 4:54:36 (46.4 third overall in 5: 11: 15 (44.0 mph), also wouldbeJimAndersonofClass 1000. mph)wasthreeminutesand54seconds placed third in Class 100 for the year. Anderson, who trailed Courtenay by better than the clocking posting by Cour- The day's overall fourth place finisher, six and a half minutes after four laps, tenay, who finished runner-up in 1000 Eric Heiden, missed third by a mere 29 proved quite the opportunist. He be-and overall. Despite his proving second seconds. That, however, was about the gan his winning bid with a 45:57 fifth bestontheday, itwasanotheroutstand- only thing Heiden missed out on this loop, which wound up being fast lap in ing year for Courtenay. Marcou rt year. Heiden finished first in Class 800 Class 1000. Then, when Courtenay and Racing's main man once again reigned for the day, first in 800 for the year and most everyone else struggled on Lap 6, as MD R's overall Class 1000 Cham- first in the battle for MD R's overall sea-Anderson turned in another solid 46:44 pion, while amassing the second highest son points championship. Helmets off loop. His reward? A stylish, come-from- number of season points (328) for the to EH, whose brilliant 2002 campaign behind win in Class 1000 and the vie-year. saw him record six wins from six starts tory spoils of being overall winner of Craig Ayers proved a clear-cut win-in this series. KC Hilites, the established leader in HID Auxiliary Lighting, in partnership with So Cal Fab Shop, Canyon Country, CA have developed HID, lighting systems for Both 2 and 4 stroke quads and dirt bikes. Systems include lights and electronic components (and batteries for 2 stroke models) to enable the use of HID lights on vehicles with stator ignitions. The electronics sustain the HID light even when the engine rpm is at idle. Quad systems include custom designed mounting frame, HID light system and all electronics. Single quad kits start at $699, or two light systems start at $999. Available in chrome or powder black, spot or driving beam. Draw three amps each and generate 500,000 candlepower. Available From: So Cal Fab Shop Canyon Country, 661-252-0455 January 2003 Dusty Times '

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Aaron Osborne led the first lap in the 1400 class but he fell off Casey Currie gets it on as heads to a nice second place Pau/don Hepler drove his nice looking Bug to a third place r"th,,,,e"""""p""a""'ce""""a=;;nd"""'f1""·n""is""h""e=sd=ss=;;e;;;;co""n""d~ by~tw""o""""m""in"'"u""t;;;;es=a=n""d'""c.,.h9an::i!g~e,...,,._;,..fin""i;;;;;sh;;;;;;.in;;;;;;;-th_e_J-xe1e-',p~sp::::e:::e:::d:-:c:::l::-as=s=a::it-::t:=h":ieCM:::-D:JR:::T:S::to=d,:d_a_rd:.::::2:r:5:::0.:r-:--· c-afin=i_sh..--in--,t,-h_e_S_-_16 .... 0_0,---,--cl_a_ss_._-,-...,......,,---,----~-~-A J. Gaston wrapped up that division Is ited with a DNF when he ex~ed the team's six lap assignment. Richardson, ?, 1"' Jim Anderson had a great race, led a few laps, trailed a few but at the checkers he took the Class 10 win. In Class 1600, Garit Wallace won uncontested. Wallace, who finished sec-ond in 1600 for the year, completed his six laps in 5: 19:56 (42.8 mph) to take fifth place overall. JeffNutter and Dave Parsons combined for an easy win in Class 500. The duo proved hours bet-ter than_ 500 runners-up Scott and Keith Hewitt, with a final time of 5:33:34 (4 LO mph). Class 100' s second and third place finishers ended up seventh and eighth in overall scoring. Josh Waddell claimed 100 runner-up honors for the day, in this, his only MOR start of 2002. scoring, finishing a distant third in 100 eight hour limit. Which brings us the winner and lone entrant in Class and posting the race's eighth best clock-to Steve Jacketti. The Class 725 winner. 700, finished 12th overall and emerged ing. A pair of Class 550 entrants com- averaged 31.1 mph on che day and with the 2002 Class 700 Champion-pleted the day's overall top 10 finishers. placed 11th overall with a final time of slup. In Class~. Kevin Kopitch capped Jeffrey Sack proved a handy winner in 7:20:24. Jeff Richardson needed *2 min- off his championship season with an-550, defeating runner-up Johnny utes more thanJacketti to complete his Continued on page 56 Alexander by* 40 minutes. Sack, who placed ninth overall, completed his six lap assignment in a solid 6:33:37 (34.8 mph). Alexander also cracked the top 10 by finishing 16 minutes clear of Paulden Hepler, who took third in 550 in his racing debut. In Class 725, a field of eight saw ac-tion. Two had problems even before getting underway, as both Jim Highley and Kenny Brents suffered late starts. A third, Ron Smith, was TKO'd during Lap 2. And still another, Curtis Malloy, disappeared on Lap 3. Ultimately, there were three starters forced to take DNF' s after failing to complete Lap 6. That trio included Highley, Jeff Lloyd and Kathy Fay. Should I go on? Doug Petterson went the distance and even posted 725 fast lap time (1:00:45) on Class 11 only had to run four laps and Tom Pittman did them easily. He hisfinalloop.However,hetoowascred- _w_as_ th_e_ w_in_n_e_r _in_h_i_s_s_a_m_·ta_r~y _b_u~g_. ____________ _ II I •er Berl ·; 2.6" 2.6" BIIIBJIIB/I ,1<1AJG~r €ih4/J Need coil springs? (all King Shocks! We have custom and prodvdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you 714.530.8701 • FAX714.530..B7o:2 KUD:21RASK AVE.., UNU A • GARDEN ORO~ CA 9.2843 'tNtltlNV.lcingshocJcs.-co,n what you need. Call today! Dusty Times ~anuary 2003 Page 55 .... -

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~ Chris Parr was doing just fine 'ti/ the fifth lap when he had big Craig Pearson's long third lap relegated him to a third place Mike Barnett was in there all the way, he was third in problems and that had him finish a very long third in class. finish in the 1400 class. Jeepspeed, less than four minutes out of the win. AT RIGHT: Nick Beall slowed a bit on his last two laps but he easily took the Class 1200 win with almost 40 minutes in hand. other fine effort. Kopitch dueled his lone rival, Jim Phillips, into submission and then Kim Wright came on to complete their winning effort docked in 7:57:45 (28.6 mph). Kopitch finished the day 15th overall and the year 10th in season points totals. And I do believe that does it for this year's exciting "Stoddard 250." FYI: There will be a much more in.depth look, including each division's top three finish-ers, in our MDR's 2002 Awards Ban-quet piece appearing in next month's is-sue. You won'twantto miss it. .. -,I 1ls Page 56 Bi/stein • Sway A Way Eibach · HM · IIA 1 · CNC Sparca • PRP • Fuel Sate Ran Davis Radiators Setrab OIi Coaler, Optima Batt• ries Mechanix Wear January 2003 In the 1300 Class it was Craig Reynolds all the way, he led all four laps and took the class win with a grin. Whit Courtenay and crew were only able to take second spot in Class 10 at the Stoddard 250 but it gave Whit his fourth class championship. Fuel Sale's "Pro Cell" is our top-of-the-line racing cell that comes ready to • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless super-tough, triple coaled construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safely foam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA·FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433·6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience install and its 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 _ RacingCells ,(541)388-0203 · , . · (541 )388-0307 fax http-JlwNw Dusty Times 7

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DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS Baja In Havasu By Sheryl Cannon Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex The Safari Class win went to Tom Randall, who seems to have an aversion to fiberglass body panels. Tommy Bradley, not known for taking prisoners, had it all his own way at the Baja In Havasu event, he took the Super Truck honors with ease. Off road racing returned to Lake Havasu City, Arizona on November 16-17, when the third annual "Baja in Havasu" short-course champion-ships took place. The two day event, which drew well over 60 entrants, fea-tured an entertaining mixture of buggy, truck, Baja, ATV and motor-cycle racers. The weekend format had each division set for a pair of ten minute heat races on Saturday. Sunday's schedule would begin with 15 minute heat races and end with each division's exciting main event. In addition to Saturday's 14 action packed contests, there were also two rounds of Tuff Truck competition and a Monster Truck exhibition. What more could a race fan ask for? Oh yes, clear skies, warm 80 degree fall weather and a cool, gentle breeze. "Nuff said." The 28 race extravaganza began with the weekend's first ATV heat.A combined field of 11 Quad "Expert" and "Amateur" riders took part. Jeff Spooner proved a complete standout, as he grabbed the holeshot and improved his position from ·there. While Spooner was distancing himself from the field, Carl Plemmons pulled a similar stunt on his "Amateur" rivals. Next up on the program was the first heat race for the motorcycle set. A large field of 18 saw action. The diverse riding contingent included representatives from four divisions, Steve Errea and his VW Rabbit powered buggy took home all the marbles in the Formula 2 contest at Havasu. Matt Carter took the Desert Truck Championship in his Ford pickup, shown here in his winning way. · Dusty Times Expert, Veteran, Amateur and Be-ginner. Andy Nelson took command early on and was long gone. The "Ex-pert" winner was followed past the checkered flag by Chris Want, the first place finisher in the "Vet" class. Race 3 on the Saturday card was an interesting contest featuring four vehicles from three classes. Victory eluded Safari class entrant Tom Randall, who broke on the straight-away. That division's win was secured by Tom Ware. There was little sus-pense in the Baja 2 and Formula 4 classes, where Arturo Gutierrez and Joe Carter were the lone entrants and respective winners. A solid field of 10 took to the track for Race 4, which featured competi-tors from Formula 1, 2 and 3. Rusty Stewart was tons best early and should have celebrated an easy over-all victory. Unfortunately, Stewart surrendered the overall lead about 20 minutes into the IO-minute heat. The beneficiary of the flagrr\an 's im-promptu siesta was Joe Gustaquro, who took the checkered flag and first in Formula l. Steve Errea used his patented late charge to claim the For-mula 2 win. A somewhat unlucky Stewart took first in Formula 3, but third over(time)all. Race 5 was for the Ultralights class, which had three entrants. The . trio took turns showing the way, with Mike Roberts proving quickest off the line. When Roberts took an unsched-uled trip to Spin City, Ken Gadis as-Peter Kujundzich took the Ultra Lights win, shown here landing rather heavily on his way to the honors. sumed the lead. Peter Kujundzich led most of the way, but wound up fin-ishing runner-up back of Gadis. The mini-rruckin' contingent was next up. Representatives from Desert Truck, Champ Truck and Super Champ ·were readied for action. Eleven lead-footed veterans faced the starter, all with designs on a holeshot. Stacey Pike emerged with a narrow Lap 1 lead, which he grudgingly re-linquished second time around. John Beyer called the shots at that point and maintained the advantage through Laps 2 and 3. On Lap 4, Rick Huseman assumed the role of the rabbit. For the next six or seven laps, "Rocket Rick" played come-catch-me with the field. As the race neared completion, Spencer Low Jr. moved up to engage the leader. In the heat of battle, the two front-run-ners tangled. The result wasn't pretty. Huseman wound up off the course and Low Jr. wound upin the winner's circle. Officially, Low placed first in Super Champ, Pike finished first in Champ Truck and Matt Carter was the Desert Truck winner. · Race 7 was Heat 1 for the full sized truckers. A compact field of four took part, three from the Super Truck class and a lone Stock Truck starter. Try as he did, Tommy Brad-ley Jr. could not make a race out of it. Bradley led every lap and won the Super Truck class as he pleased. Aaron Whitwer finished a non-threatening runner-up and Jimmy O'Neal was tl1e Super Truck third place finisher.Julian Martinez was an uncontested winner in the Stock Truck class, but raced well and took thix:d overall. After intermission, the racing schedule called for another complete round of heat races. Like the seven earlier races, Round 2 heats were also run in the same pecking order, with Quad Expert and Amateur entrants batting leadoff. Right on cue, Jeff Spooner provided race fans with an encore of his earlier front-running victory. Spooner once again took his overmatched rivals flag-to-flag to record his second straight Quad Ex-pert win. Ditto for Carl Plemmons, who picked up his second Quad Ama-teur victory of the weekend. Andy Nelson was seeking a repeat of his own in the Expert Motorcycle class. Phil Gould, however, had other ideas. Gould stalked Nelson through the first four laps, before working his way into the lead. 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Spencer Low; JR (L) and Kyle LeDuc had a wonderful battle all race Joe Carter ran his checkered flag entrant to the checkered flag in the The Baja 2 Class win went to Arturo Gutieffez in his neet looking VW long, they finished third and second respectively starters hand, he took the Formula 4 win at Havasu. on gamely to take the "Expert" Roberts could do about it, other the Super Champ class win. Kyle win, with Nelson settling for second. than following the leader to the fin- LeDuc was nearly as impressive, dos-Kevin O'Connell placed first in the ish line. And that was the case, with ing from far back to finish second in "Vet" class and Tony Menighan did Kujundzich, Gadis and Roberts fin- Super Champ and overall. Cavitt was likewise in "Amateur". John Beyer ishing 1-2-3 respectively. next across the line and took first in came from behind to post the win in Next on the card was Round 2 Champ Truck. Chuck Brechin was the Beginner class. for the Desert Truck, Champ Truck credited with the win in Desert Truck Heat 2 for entrants in Formula and Super Champ classes. Stacey class. 4, Baja 2 and the Safari class was Pike continued to impress, grabbing Saturday's final heat race was next. The same quartet was back for the holeshot and a clear early lead. the heavy metal event. Jimmy a return engagement. Tom Randall Jeff Spooner was second entering Lap O'Neal established a clear early seemed determined to improve on his 2, with Brian Cavitt third, Spencer lead, with Aaron Whitwer second, earlier effort. Randall won the Low Jr. fourth and Rick Huseman Tommy Bradley Jr. third, and Julian holeshat and held the early lead. fifth. Pike looked strong on the lead, Martinez fourth. the quartet main-However, Joe Carter moved up to maintaining the advantage into Lap tained those same running positions challenge on Lap 2 and then went 4. He could be excused, however, for for seven laps. On Lap 8, Bradley right on by. Carter held his rivals at looking over his shoulder. For Huse-grabbed the pass on Whitwer and bay from there to take Formula 4 man had gone from fifth to third on set his sights on the front-running and the overall win. Randall was sec-Lap 3 and from third to rear leader. The following lap, O'Neal ond past the "checks" and first in the bumper on Lap 4. Pike tried to hold fought valiantly trying to repel Safari class. Arturo Gutierrez scored him off, but without an operational Bradley's challenge. Grudgingly, another walkover win in Baja 2. missile intercept program, he could O'Neal surrendered the lead as the Heat 2 for the Formula 1, 2 and not stop the "Rocket." From there, field neared the white flag lap. Af-3 classes was next on the program. Huseman proved an elusive target, ter flawlessly executing his stalk and Rusty Stewart was once again promi- taking both the checkered flag and pounce strategy, Bradley went on nent from the start, seizing command of matters at the outset. Stewart had things his own way until Carlos Zuniga came calling for the lead on Lap 3. Zuniga forged clear at that point and continued on to place first in For-mula 3 and overall. Stewart was the runner-up and Chris Ringsletter fin-ished third. Joe Gustaquro picked up another first in Formula 1, as did Steve Errea in Formula 2. The Ultralights took center stage next. In search of a repeat of his ear-. lier victory, Ken Gadis grabbed the early lead. Peter Kujundzich raced closest to the leader, with Mike Rob-erts just back of him. Gadis contin-ued to show the way through to the race's halfway point. On Lap 4, "Pe-ter K" collared the leader and set sail for victory. There was little Gadis or Page 58 Brian Cavitt drove the Ford to a nice Champ Truck win, seen here ready for his umteenth landing of the races. January 2003 Bug. to take the "checks" and another Super Truck class victory. Whitwer edged O'Neal for runner-up hon-ors and Martinez soloed to victory in the Stock Truck division. Immediately after the off road crowd had departed, droves of MONSTER TRUCK fans began to file in. Soon the grandstands were filled to capacity ,with excited Havasuites (Havasuvians ... ok, Havasu residents) ready to witness a MONSTER battle. Three of the wildly popular M.T.'s took part in a competition which required, among other things, that they jump over a trio of large, lengthy and well-past-their-prime automobiles. After the jump competition, the three MONSTER TRUCKS com-peted in time trials conducted on a course specifically designed for them. To say the least, the action was WILD. Try to imagine a GI-GANTIC TRUCK, with tires SIX FEET FALL, its motor ROARING AS LOUDASAJETENGINE, fly-ing up onto two wheels and COM-ING RIGHT AT YOU! The crowd seemed both exhilarated and scared s .. .less. Another highlight of Saturday night's show was the an-nual "Meltdown", where a car is liq-uefied by the exhaust from a Jet Car. The crowd became awestruck when the jet engine was fired up. Then, in less than a minute, the "vic-tim car" was reduced to a puddle of metal. In between the two MON-STER TRUCK exhibitions, a "MONSTER BUS" offered rides to anyone willing to shell out$ 5.00 for the experience. The kids abso-lutely loved it and some were even able to coax Mom and Dad along for the ride. Another highlight of the show was the "Tuff Truck" competi-tion, which featured two entertain-ing rounds of pressure-packed time trials. "Tuff Truck" c·ompetition Julian Martinez came over from Phelan to take the win in the Stock Truck division at Desert Steel's Baja in Havasu. 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Formula 1 was not well represented but Joe Gustaquro was racin', The entrants in Quad Expert class had no choice but to follow Jeff Dave Maserang, a Havasu native cleaned all the clocks in the Quad and he took the class win at Havasu. Spooner to the checkered flag. _A~m~a_te_u_r~c_la~s_s~. ---~---~-~----~--~-drew about a dozen entrants and speed soaking, Ward emerged from Menighan was the "Amateur" class game win in Formula 3. Errea col- Peter Kujundzich picked up another spanned a rather wide range of ve-the competition as the Tuff Truck winner and Randy Menighan placed lected the win in Formula 2 and Joe win and Mike Roberts wound up hides. There were trucks and buggies, (Buggy) winner. first in "Beginner." Kevin O'Connell Gustaquro did likewise in Formula - limping to the finish with a broken old and new, some stock and some Sunday's scheduled third and also emerged victorious, taking first 1. axle. Heat 3 for the mini trucks fol-built. Each competitor faced a chal- fourth rounds called for a series of in the "Veteran" division. Sunday's fifth event was Heat 3 lowed that event. With the inverted lenge test, which began with a pair of 15 minute heat races, followed by Race 3 was Heat 3 for Formula for· the Ultralights. Frorn my some- starting rule in effect, Rick Huseman jumps and then a quick left turn onto each division 's "main event." Quads 4, Baja 2 and Safari class entrants. what obstructed view, it appeared that Continued on page 60 ·· part of the course. A "sippy hole" took to the track for the getaway day About all I can tell you about this filled with water; which quickly be- opener. Glenn Grint led nearly the event was Joe Carter had no compe-came a mud hole, was one creation entire way, before being passed in the tition in Formula 4 and not much fashioned solely for Tuff Truckers. race's late stages by Dave Maserang. elsewhere, either. Carter took over Incidentally, one of the evening's most Each rider placed first in his respec- the lead about the halfway point and entertaining moments came when tive class, with Maserang winning raced unimpeded to the checkered Rory Ward (of "Racer's Only" ap-Quad Amateur and Grint proving flag. The balance of the field was peal} driving in a four seater buggy best in Quad Expert. either lapped, black-flagged or their hit the water hole at full speed. Even The Motorcycles were featured in _name somehow managed to elude the wet roost that went up and over Race 2. Another healthy field of 15 scorekeepers. the top of the buggy and thoroughly bikes faced the starter. Kyle Camp- Formula 1, 2 and 3 class com-dren ched Ward, did not stop him. bell established the early lead, with petitors were next on the track. Car-Entering Round 2, Ward was tied Phil Gould racing second and Andy los Zuniga grabbed the holeshot and for first place with another competi- Nelson third. Gould moved up to led the first two laps. Rusty Stewart, tor in a full size Bronco. Both en- engage Campbell on Lap 3, and soon who had been tracking the front-run-trants seemed to relish the challenge forged his way into the lead. Once ner from second, reeled in Zuniga and put on an awesome show. The out front, Gould had things his own and took over command on Lap 3. fans roared with anticipation when way and was never seriously men-Steve Errea closed strongly to make a Ward re-emerged for the final round aced. Gould captured Heat 3 for the race of it, but Stewart proved too with an apparently willing co-driver "Experts," with Campbell holding hot to handle. Stewart received the along for the ride. After another high second and Nelson taking third. 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Showing fine form, Phil Gould rode to the Expert Motorcycle class on his 450 Honda. The Veteran Motorcycle Class was the domain of Kevin O'Connell on his Kawasaki. The Amateur Motorcycle title went to Tony Menighan, seen here astride his KTM 125. had his work cut out for him. Stacey Pike enjoyed the early lead, with John Beyer racing second and Jeff Spooner third. Meanwhile, Huseman was sev-enth after one lap and fifth after two. The front-runners continued to race forward and look backward. Huse-The final five laps were all Husemans, man was fourth after three laps and as he once again beat everyone to the third after four. At the outset of Lap checkered flag. Kyle LeDuc followed 5, Huseman could be spotted in Pike's the Super Champ division winner rearview mirror. When the lap was across the finish to claim runner-up completed, the opposite held true. honors. Pike was third to the finish and first in the Champ Truck class. Brian Cavitt took that division's sec-ond spot and Chuck Brechin placed first in Desert-Truck. The weekend's final heat race fea-tured the heavy metal perfonners. Toyota coma 4x4 & re-Runner . 2WD ?:?t .. -.. \ . "¼4% ... ,..J.,., <«.,_,<:,,, Skyjacker Platinum Coil-Over Shocks Turn Page 60 Taco!'1as Into R O O m t o R U n I Precious · Metals. To locate the dealer 1l'IJflE The combination of Skyjacker's patent pending Coil-Over mount, Softride™ coils and Platinum Series Coil-Over Shocks give Toyota Tacomas room to run. This surprisingly simple and complete 2.5" suspension package makes way for massive 33" tires and opens the door to off road fun. Turn your Tacoma into "Precious Metal" and and explore your surroundings today. ffF ~ nearest you call 1.866.4 A DEALER ext. 5010 or click on the Dealer Search January 2003 The same quartet in a<;:tion on Sat-urday made up the field. Tommy Bradley, Jr. proved a standout once more. Bradley took his overmatched rivals flag-to-flag to remain unbeaten and collect his third Super Truck class win of the weekend. Aaron Whitwer again had to settle for second best in class and overall. Jimmy O'Neal raced third before exiting with a broken tie-rod and Julian Martinez picked up another Stock Truck win. After the midday break, it was time for the main event. The "main" for ATV competitors turned into a showcase for the talent of Jeff Spooner. Spooner led every inch of the way to post a dominating score. His main event performance also earned the ultra-talented Phoenix, AZ pro the overall "Quad Expert" cham-pionship. Carl Plemmons edged Dave Maserang for first in the main among those competing in the "Quad Amateur" division. Unfortunately for Plemmons, it was a case of too little too late. Maserang's second in the main carried the Lake Havasu City, AZ rider to the overall "Ama-teur" class championship. Plemmons finished as the runner-up and Tom Wood took third. Overall second and third place finishers in "Expert" were Kevin O'Connell and Glenn Grine, respectively. The second main event featured the various motorcycle divisions. Like Spooner in the preceding main, Kyle Campbell showcased his immense talent in this event. Campbell seized command soon after the start and never looked like a loser. Campbell's convincing romp, although impres-sive, landed him in third place over-all in the "Expert" class. The overall winner was Phil Gould of Orange, CA, who checked in second in the main. Taking the division's overall sec-ond spot was Andy Nelson. Kevin O'Connell, another talented Lake Havasu City, AZ product, emerged victorious in the Motorcycle "Vet-eran" class. O'Connell proved best in the main and overall, with Chris Want taking runner-up in both cat-egories. Menighan tookdown the top two spots in overall "Amateur " re-sults. Tony proved the division's champion and Kevin finished as the runner-up. The overall third place finisher was Nick Lyon. In the "Be-ginner" class, Randy Menighan picked up another first place trophy for the Oak Hills, CA family. Robert I !all took second overall and John Beyer wound up third. Main 3 was the finale for Formula 4, Baja 2 and Safari class entrants. As the only entrants in their respec-tive classes, Joe Carter and Arturo Gutierrez were assured champion-ships going into the main. Carter, having thrice bested the same four-some, figured doubly-tough in front of his hometown fans. Carter as-sumed command on Lap 1 and dic-tated the pace throughout. Sid Schickling led the pursuit for five laps, before giving way to Tom Randall. Dusty Times .,

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In the Motorcycle Beginner category, it was Randy Menighan taking Aaron Whitmer Chased the leader in Super Truck all race long but Todd Ball raced a Mercury Mountaineer in the Safari Class at Havasu, the win riding his Yamaha YZ 250. settled for second at Havasu. he was second in class, followed by Tom Ware in an identical vehicle. Carlos Zuniga raced his very handsome VW powered buggy to Stacy Pike ran his super good looking Ford pickup to a second place Jack Mittman raced his Snowbird Ford pickup to second place in the second place in the Formula 3 division. _in_t_h_e_C_h.,...a_m....:pc........Ti_ru__,c,...k.,...d_iv..,,i,-s1_·0.n--=. :----.---,--,:-----=-----,--.--~ Desert Truck Division at Lake Havasu. Carter stayed unbeaten with another ship. Gad is placed runner-up for the had the Stock Truck title sewn up. The And that concludes our recap of ships. Congrats also to those who made strong overall performance, claiming main and the weekend, with Roberts polished Phellan, 0\. pro performed this year's exciting Baja in Havasu short-the show go; DSM' s Jim, Wanda, the Formula 4 title in the process. credited with third overall. admirably nonetheless, turning in a course event. Congratulations to ev-Monica, Tom, and all the rest. Special Randall reached the finish line sec- Main 5 was the weekend finale for good second (behind Bradley) overall eryone who participated and especially thanks to Karen Kroone for filling in ond, but proved numero uno in Sa-11 entrants competing in the mini- to complete the scoring. those taking down division champion- the blanks. ·•• fari. Randall ended the weekend on truck divisions. It wound up looking a high note, placing first in the main quite a bit like a replay of Sunday's and capturing the Safari class cham- earlier heat. Rick Huseman was again pionship. Todd Ball earned Safari relegated to a back-of-the-pack start runner-up honors and Tom Ware and again beat everyone to the check-finished in third place. Gutierrez was ered flag. Huseman was racing in felled by problems in the main, com- eighth position after the first of eight piecing only a pair of laps. However, laps. When the field began Lap 6, the Mecca, CA racer still came away Huseman had made his way up into with the Baja 2 championship. • third. By the time the field completed Main 4 would settle matters be- the lap, Huseman was in the lead. tween entrants from tl1e Formula 1, The pride of Riverside, CA flew the 2 and 3 divisions. Rusry Stewart led final two laps, proving best in the a field of nine through Lap 1. Carlos main and securing the Super Champ Zuniga settled into the second spot, class championship in the process. followed by Chris Ringsletter in third. Kyle LeDuc finished second best back The top three maintained those same of Huseman in both the main and positions through four laps. The· overall scoring. Spencer Low Jr. completion of the race changed no- closed strongly to take third in the ticeablyduringl.ap5,whichsawSteve main and earn a ·similar Super Errea take over third and Zuniga Champ placing for the weekend. launch his winning bid. Zuniga hit Brian Cavitt entered the finale need-the front during the (sixth) final lap ing a win to capture the Champ and went on to defeat Stewart, who truck class championship. The Foot-was second across the line. The over-hill Ranch, CA resident came all Formula 3 results, however, told through big time. Cavitt out-finished a different story. There, it was Stew- rival Stacey Pike in the main to claim art who came out on top. The Baja the Champ Truck title. Pike proved in Havasu Formula 3 winner was yet second best after some fuel problems another 2002 Champion hailing and third place overall went to Jeff from Lake Havasu City, AZ. Zuniga Spooner. Matt Carter also came up claimed Formula 3 runner-up hon- big in the race to reign supreme in his ors and Ringsletter wound up third. division. Carter parlayed a gritty Steve Errea laid claim to the Formula main event victory into the overall 2 class championship with a strong Desert Truck class championship. win in the main. The Woodland The San Diego, CA racer defeated Hills, CA win machine beat runner- second place finisher Jack Mittman up Jesse Crawley in main and overall for the top prize. Chuck Brechin was scoring. The third place finishers in third in both main and overall scor-Formula 2 was Matt Kross. Joe ing. Gustaquro exited with the Formula The weekend's grand finale lost 1 class championship despite ending someofitslusterwhenAaron Whitwer up upside down during the main. was absent from the main. It probably The deciding event for Ultralights wouldn't have mattered, the way competitors was main event number Tommy Bradley Jr. was dominating 5. Peter Kujundzich established the action.JimmyO'Nealheld the leadaf-early lead, with Ken Gadis second and ter Lap 1, but after tl1at it was all Bra-Mike Roberts third. Kujundzich con-dley. The Henderson, NV superstar led tinued to hold his rivals at bay as the the remaining five laps and proved un-field moved toward the final lap. beatable for the weekend. Bradley's Roberts lost all chance on the final four aces (firsts) gave him the Super lap when suffering a broken spindle. truck championship over Whitwer, Kujundzich would have no such prob- who places second. O'Neal wound up !ems. 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t-CODE MANGIAMOS 300 • -Mexicali To San Felipe By Beryl Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Mike and Kevin James made it look easy as they ran their Class 1 car to the overall and Class 1 win, 3:33: 15 total time. Once you find your way tana CA's Edgar Espinoza, his inclasswith4:52:47,whichtime through Mexicali and get onto time 5:17:45. Pedro Panarello also garnered them the fourth the 5 Highway, the sign says it's from Mexicali finished at overall spot for bikes and only bout 185 kilometers to San 6:00:34 and Nestor D. Castro quads. These guys are from Ti-Felipe, which translates to about also from Mexicali was a no juana. The next four spots were 114.953671 miles. Or if you time. One entry and one fin-split between riders from both were an entry in this year's ver-is her in the 125 Pro class and sides of the border. Second with sion of CODE's Mangiamos thatwastheteamofChris(l8) a time of 4:56:23 went to 300, the three hundred miles, and Roberto (13) Villalobos Gilberto Ramirez out of San mentioned in the name, con-out ofTecate B.C. Chris started Diego. Third went to Jesus Selem verts to about 482-8032 kilo-the race and Roberto rode the his time was 5~01:40 and he meters. Funny thing about off last section. He ran out of gas a rides out of Mexicali. Fourth road racing, it; s aiways further few miies out ofSan Feiipe. The piace went to Gabino Rangel to go cross-country than down chase team, who in this case is from Dulzura, CA with a time the old blacktop. the boy's father, put in a couple of 5: 19:29. Fifth went to Cesar Over 100 riders and drivers of gallons of fuel shouted, "Go, Lopez who didn't have to make of, and quads, and cars, go" and sent him down the a return run, since he lives in and trucks, found the distance, road. Plenty of gas, but the mo-San Felipe. His time 6:49:29. whether in miles or kilometers, tor gave up the ghost a few yards Another Duizura rider was a to be a fairly vigorous challenge. from the finish and Roberto dnf, because of broken machin-At 0630 Saturday morning had to push the bike across. The ery. That rider was Gabino's 16 MCs of various makes and brother's time was still a respect-brother Javier Rangel. 16 quads of various makes able 5:19:40. In the Open Sportsman class headed south. There were 11 In the four wheel, get on 'em, the 'Becerra's Team' was headed riders in the Open Sportsman not in 'em, and ride through the by a young member of the class and Erick Rene Magna out dust category, the Quad riders Arellanos family. Adolfo rode of San Ysidro rode his Honda also had 16 starters in two his Honda EX400 to a first XR650 to the class win. He took classes however, their finish ra-place time of 5 :02:34. Fifteen over the lead at about race mile tio compared to the two wheel-minutes back was the team of 15 and never looked back. His ers, was a little better. In fact, Alejandro Gomez and Enrique time of 4: 16:32 won not only all but one of the six starters in Martinez riding for Honda de -. the class, but was quick enough the Pro class, had times, and Mexicali whose bright blue to take the MCs and Quad over-60% of the Open Sportsman Honda TRX250 crossed the fin-all win as well. Five more riders class made· it all the way to San ish line with only two bolts left made it to San Felipe. Second Felipe. in the skid place. Their time was spot went to Sergio Villapondo It was a family affair for the 5:17: 33. Steve Huff down from riding out of Mexicali with a Quad Pro Open. Tito Buendia San Diego soloed his Yamaha time of 4:48:44. Third place and two of his uncles, brothers Raptor 660 to a time of 5:29:26 finisher was Guillermo De Le Jesus and Rene De Le Rocha for third place. Fourth place Herran from Tijuana. De La rode their Honda TRX to first went to Mauricio Ojeda and Herran's time was 4:53:07. Fourth place went to Ivan Estrada with a time of 5:19:02. Fifth spot went to Alex Olguin; his time was 5:28 flat. Both of these riders are from Mexicali. The sixth spot and the only other finisher in the class was Mario Moreno who came over from Tijuana. His time was 5:46:47. The other bike entries were split over the Pro classes. Tho-mas Lara from Jacume, B.C. was the only rider in the open pro. His time of 4:47:35 took the class and he was second overall for bikes and quads. Two of three riders in the 250 Pro made the whole trip. First across the line in this class was Fon-Page_62 Gerado Gonzalez took the Class 5 win in record time, 4:07: 18, pretty quick and he was second over all at the end. January 2003 The Class 10 win went to Alfredo Torres, shown here at speed in his good looking car, he was seventh overall. Oscar · Garcia rode their. Yamaha Banshee 350. They re-ported no problems and fin-ished with a time of 5:38: 13. Another solo rider took the fifth spot. Alfredo Osorinio rode his Yamaha 8anshee to a time of 5:50:15. The other class finisher, who celebrated his birthday with the run south, was Cesar Cervantes who teamed with co-rider Leobardo Pedroza and rode their Yamaha Raptor to a time of 6:05 :40. Stuff breaks. 12-year-old Javier Robles·lost a chain before the El Chinero visual and was dnf. Francisco Espinoza riding the quad belonging to Pol Hernandez broke a shock just a couple of miles from the start. They replaced it, did a re-start and broke it again, at race mile 16, dnf. At one minute be fore 8 a.m., the first of the cars and trucks started passing under the green and some 3:33: 15 seconds ·later the Class 1 Outlaw Racing Team car of Mike and Kevin James with co-drivers David Mills and Darrin Goodwin hit the black and white in San Felipe. Aver-aging just under 60 miles an hour the team also took overall honors. Kevin and Darrin drove to El Chinero arriving 19 min-utes ahead of the next car truck entry. After a quick clriver's cha'nge Mike and David "They put the pedal to the metal and never looked back", said Dar-rin Goodwin. The Outlaws race out of Al-pine, CA and with the help of a great chase team made up of Karl Leimbach, Jim Swanson, Bill Stephens, Steve and Chris Rouscher, J.J. James and 'Doc' Goodwin made it to the finish line in San Felipe 30 minutes ahead of the nearest competi-tor. Mike James noted that the Outlaws came to test their new V-6 engine prepped by Jim Horne of H.P. Engines and Steve Dose of Legal Power. "The en-gine ran flawlessly and we m.ade a clean run. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Also, thanks to CODE for putting on a great race." Meanwhile, the other Class 1 entry, Miles Wyatt from impe-rial, CA turned his rev-limiter off; trying to gain more power, then over revved the engine and blew a rod just beforn Check-First in the Class 8 conflict, and, we might add, the only finisher, Armando Bravo took the checkers in just under six hours. Jorge Sanchez took the ve,y competitive 1600 class, 4:13:23 total time and Jorge was fourth overall at San Felipe. Dusty Times &SSXZ.. .. 221 wZGY El-Et- 0 .. ! .. JJE .... .,, ., .......

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Thomas Lara was the only entry in Open Pro so he took the class In the 250 Pro Class it was Edgar Espinoza taking the glory, he won Chris and Roberto Villalobos were the only entrant in the 125 Pro win and was second overall in the bike/quad divisions. with a 40 minute margin at the flag. class so the win was theirs after a few problems. point 1. on d start time adj u-s--:t:-m-e-n--=t-. -,4--:: 5"'2~:0"8';-AATle-x-,:N'i---a_v_e_r_e-:-t:-te-,'M.,-e-x7i----;=;====_,a;=============.;;;;===="""'"" Three entries in Class 10 and James Marquez from Chula cali 5:20:48; Matt Sheppard, two finished the race. Alfredo Vista and Renne Labrada, Chula Vista, CA 5:42:38; Eric Torres from Calexico reported Kenedy Valencia and Jose Fisher, Phoenix, AZ 6:02 flat no trouble on his way to a Giuseppe Collins, all from Mexi-and Cesar Cons Molina, Mexi-4: 24: 11 run and first place. cali were all no times. Labrada cali 8:05:53. Another seven en-Amado Lopez and Javier Rob-blew his engine, Valencia broke were dnf/no times. les fought with the power steer-the steering column, and Joe Jason Jernigan drove over ing almost the whole way but Heger along with Larry McCal-from Imperial, CA and pocketed finished with a time of 4:43:58 lum blew their engine in the an extra $1500.00 his part of for the second spot. Luis middle of the dry lake before the $3000.00 purse contributed Barragan, who is usually one of Checkpoint 1. Collins broke a by Home Saga. Jernigan ran to the first past the checkered flag c.v. joint. Hey, stuff breaks. the first place win and the cash broke a front spindle at about The largest class fielded was with a time of 5: 12:41. Second race mile 1 and it took so long the 1/2-1600 class. Seventeen spot and $1000.00 went to to get the repair work finished drivers were at the line and Jorge Mario Salcido from Mexicali, that he missed the closing of "Yiro" Sanchez from Mexicali his time was ·4:56:50. The last Checkpoint 1 and was there-was the quickest to San Felipe. part of the purse $500.00, went fore, a dnf. His time of 5:02:34 took him to Chad McNeil out of El Class 5 started seven but only to the first spot. Jose "Calochi" Cajon, CA. McNeil ran to a Jason Jernigan came over from Imperial, CA and he took the coveted Class 7 win two drivers finished the race. Robles, had power steering ·third place time of 5:06:47, andJasonwassixthoverallaswell. Gerardo Gonzalez "Puro Valle" trouble as well. His broke just which· also gave Chad enough all year and we know the drivers racing out of Valle de las before Checkpoint 3 at Borrego points to wrap up the 2002 definitely appreciate that sup-Palmas, showed up with a new but he used his Armstrong power Class 7 Championship. There port too. Racing can be an ex-engine which worked out just steering as back up and finished were 14 entries in the class and pensive hobby. Patron from Chula Vista and Jose Luis Herrejon, Mexicali, both blew up their engines. There were only the four entries in the class. There were 11 starters in Class 9 and five of them made it all the way south. Dr. Rudolfo Wilhemy took the top spot, re-porting no problems and fin-ished at 5:27:29. Daniel Reyes was closing the gap toward the finish line however, the car's Continued on page 64 fine and carried him to a time just 32 seconds behind the five finished for times. Fourth Another Jason, this one Ja-of 4:07: 18 and first place. leader, his time 4:13:55. Hee-spot went to Eduardo Razo, his son Gregory from El Cajon, CA Gonzalez also pocketed an ex-tor Garcia over from Sonoita time 5:36:48 and fifth place to clinched the 5-1600 Class tra $500 in the form of the Sonora had a flat tire along the Chad's father, Perry McNeil Championship with his first added money purse f~om L.M. way but still managed a t-hird with a time 0(6: 12:3.7. CODE place win. He reported no ma-Equipment Sales. Michelle place finish with a time of would like to thank Home Saga jor problems on his way to the Gastelum over from Tijuana 4:34:50 . for their continued support of winning time of 5: 12:41. Gus-drove a well prepped car and Seven other racers in the off road racing. The added tavo Rodriguez from Mexicali challenged for the lead all day class, had times. Javier Pacheco, purses have made the Class 7 was the only other finisher in long. Her time of 4:07:44 gave Mexicali 4:40: 10; Renato field one of the largest classes the class. His time 7: 16:06 Julian her the second spot just under Villapondo, Mexicali 4:42:04; -----------------------------------------.. a minute back after the 30 sec-Jose A. Paramo, Van Nuys, CA Jason Gregory drove his good looking car to 15'1' overall and to the 5-1600 class win. Class 9 had 11 entries but the win went to Rodolfo Wilhelmy, he won the class by almost an hour. Dusty Times Congratulations Mike Julson & Bob Lo·fton and everyone at Jimco Offroad Racecars and Julson Lofton Motorsports for Winning the Baja 1000 Class 1 From Gay Smith and all your Friends in (?olorado January 2003 Page 63

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In Quad Open Pro it was Tito Buendia taking the hotly contested win, less than four minutes in front. The Open Sportsman had a good turnout and the win went to Rene The Quad Open Sportsman class win went to Adolfo Arrellano, he beat his competition by 15 minutes. frame started to disintegrate and he had to let up but still managed a second place time of 6:24:05. Just six minutes back was Juan Gallo, who got lost for a while then rolled his car in a spot where his chase crew had trouble locating him. With all, this he still managed third place time of 6:30:03. Alejandro Lo-pez and Luis Rivera were the only other two drivers with times, 8:09:29 and 8:20:59 re-spectively. Class 7S had three entries and two of them made it home. Danny Street III from Chula Vista took his nice clean Ford Ranger to the win with a time of 5: 14: 16. Street reported no problem with his run south. Dave Ahles, on the other hand had problems enough for the The best 4-speed in the desert just got better! Magana, he won by almost half an hour. whole class. The Makena Mo-Victor Gonzalez. T eir time of torsports/San Felipe Off Road 4:51 :28 was good enough to Services Race Team out of _San win the class, take the Sports-Diego started to lose their trans-man Overall and clinch the mission at about race mile 20 CODE/Tecate 2002 points when third gear gave up. It got championship for the 14 class. worse and soon they had only Guadalupe. Garcia and El first gear left. They changed the Centro, CA reported a clean tranny out at El Chinero, which run and had a second place was race mile 129, and still time of 5:15:44. Third place managed a finishing time of just went to Ricardo Cons breaking over eight hours. Dave's words in his new car. "I had no prob-"We overcame the adversities. !ems and am glad to be racing and just didn't give up." The in the 14 class." Cons smiled all other entry was Refugio Fonseca the way to a 5: 17:03 finish. The Mexicali, out with a blown en-other two finishers with times gine. · were Francisco Rojas from Four divisions in the Sports-Mexicali in at 6:05:26 and Jose man class brought out a total Soloria out of Tijuana with a of 35 entries. In the 14 class, time of 6: 19: 17. Non-finishers eight started and five made the were Luis Floriano, Hector whole trip. First across the fin-Pimentel and Armando Ro-ish line were Adolfo Ayala and man. MENDEOLA1s 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. Page 64 January 2003 We didn't get Danny Streets entire truck in the photo, but we tried. Danny finished first in Class 7S. In the 15 class ten started and all but two, made the checkered. First across the line was Carlos Rascon over from Ensenada. Rascon had a clean problem free run and turned 5:20:19. Even though Eric M. Lopez suffered a ro-11-over he managed a second place time of 5:43:14. Martin Lizarraga from Tijuana took the third spot with a time of 5:47:4 5. The other five driv-ers with times were Rolando De Las Palos, 5 :47:52 (eight seconds); J. Hector Quintero, 6:32:20; Pedro Morquecho, 6:33:36; Edgar Delgado 7:56:41 and Manuel Cotta, 8:00:21. There was only one finisher in the 18 class and that was Leopoldo Bramasco from w·ho managed to cross the line in 7:56:57. Car-los M. Perez, Ruben Godoy, Luis Rey Hernandez and Ger-man Ramirez all from Mexi-cali had various problems and were dnf/no times. The Safari class had five of 12, make it all the way Sporting a fancy paint job, Fernando Flores drove to victory in the Class 11 battle winning by 10 minutes. ' In Sportsman, the Class 14 win went to Adolfo Ayala, he spent less than five hours on the course. . Dusty Times

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In Class 5, Michelle Gastelum really tumed it on and was second In Jose Garfos Robles was only 23 seconds away from the ½-1600 Mario Salcido gave it his all during the race but he was only able to class a mere 26 seconds awa from the win. class win, he was fifth overall in the race. get second spot in the Class 7 contest. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;~~mi.ii;;;;;;;,-Second place in Class 9 went to Daniel Reyes, shown here in his really keen looking car. Just 1 0 minutes behind the winner in class 11, Hugo A vi/a drove to a Eric Lopez was second in the Class 18 battle, he was 23 minutes nice second spot in the Mangiamos 300. behind the leader when race was done. d o wn to San Felipe. Luivan Voelker wrapped up t h e Sa-fari class championship with his class winning time of 6 :20:4 2. Second spot, 11 minutes back, went to Raul Maya in at 6:31:57 and just three minutes behind him was Manuel Delgado, his time of 6:34: 16 garnered him third. Fourth was Jesus Lo-pez, 7:29:56 and Victor Gasca rounded out the fin-ishers with a time of 7:33:36. Omar Dipp, Alberto Varela, Jose Carlos Castillo, Victor Loque, Luis Francisco Leon, Damian Sanchez and Miguel Rubio did not finish. And so another season of schedule h e re in t he Dusty 10 J a.nuar y 2003 . Call th e watch CODE events, thank you competition for CODE has Times pages. people at CODE for more in-and "Feliz Ana Nuevo" or as come to a conclusion. Averag-The awards banquet for formation. you Northerners say, "Happy ing over 100 entries per event, the 2002 Class Points Cham-Meanwhile, from all the New Year." And as always, come they are calling it a successful pionships will be in Mexicali people who race, promote and on down. ..-.IIW undertaking. Added money to some of the class purses has helped and the word is getting out. In 2003 there will be six more races and six more rea-sons to come across the border for fun and good time racing. The first race of the 2003 sea-son will be held in San Felipe and that location aiways brings the challengers out. New cars, repaired cars, and just old cars will be hitting the sand and bumps in April. Look for the Winner of the Sportsman Class 18 was Leopoldo Bramasco, shown here on his way to the finish line. The Safari class winner was Luivan Voelker, he took the win with a margin of eleven minutes. Dusty Times Dome light Sidebars Overlays Bumperettes Side Mirrors Aluminum Diamond Plate 732 Indigo Court, Pomona, CA 91767 • limited lifetime Warranty i January 2003 Page 65

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WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS VULTURE MINE Team Sundquist Rules Wickenburg By Mike Del Col Photos: Trackside Photo Jeff Knupp was really on, he took the Pro ½-1600 win by 45 minutes and almost snagged the overall win as well. The Whiplash Vulture mine race has been off of the Whiplash circuit for a couple of years, and there were mixed feelings when Whiplash announced the return of The Vulture. This course is the rough-est of the Whiplash courses, and with its tight confines, and rocky ter-rain, this course has a way of chewing up race cars, and spitting them back out. This year's race was no exception, with plenty of broken equipment, and sever a l drivers and riders that didn't fare so well ei-ther. Team Sundquist put it all together at the Wick-enburg contest. With dad Dave behind the wheel, son Kyle endured the first few laps in the co-rider seat, then got out to let big sister Leah have a turn. Dave's race was pretty much flawless, right down to keeping the original four tires on the car for the entire race, which is unusual for "Dan-gerous" Dave. Maybe he should start off every race with a speeding ticket on the way to the track! Dave had a neck and neck race for the overall with Jeff Knupp in his Class 1600 racer for much of the day -before cooking the fast lap of the day with a 38,55 to seal the overall win. Team Sundquist is sponsored by Northern Arizona Refrigeration, and the Geiser. After winning overall races at the previous two Whiplash desert races, the Dircks/Porter race team fi-nally had a spell of bad luck. They were a DNF at Wickenburg, and were the only Unlimited truck in 'the contest. The disap-Page 66 pointed duo was sippin suds early after they scat-tered the transmission in their yellow Ranger. The McMullen brothers race d the big four seater known as the "Off Road Suburban" at Wicken-burg. The team completed four laps, and had few troubles. The only other entry in the class was out early, so the McMullens had several co-rider changes to get some of the crew and sponsors in the car. With Kevin McMullen handling the driving chores, Troy Buckles, Craig Bell, and Gary Mor-. gan.. all had a ride in the car. The McMullen team wanted to thank Metal T~ch Machinery, Mike and Craig Bell of Bell Con-crete Tools, and McMul-len Off Road Tr~ns for their support. With Sundquist run-ning away with the Class 10 win and the overall, Red Burgin cruised to sec-ond place in his machine. Red had a solid race with an extended fifth lap. Burgin was one of only six cars to complete all five laps with the grand prix finish. Earthworks Land-scape, Callon Oil, and Foddrill Fabrication all sponsor Red. Ed Beard had a tough day, getting a flat tire, and running it all the way down to the rim. Knowing that he was out of the contest, Ed then called it a day. Class 1600 was another runaway for Jeff Knupp. Knupp was within striking distance of the overall win for much of the day, but a flat tire, and a highly motivated Dave Sundquist precluded Jeff from get-ting the overall. Settling for a win in 1600, and sec-ond overall will just have to do -and is an accom-plishment on this tough course. VolksPower Race Prep, Geiser Brothers, Smooth Designs, Fox Shox, and BFGoodrich sponsor Knupp. Knupp was just a minute and a half out of the overall win. Earning a second place in th_e 1600 class was Bill Stoner. Bill continues to have a very good season in his Woods chassis entry, earning a great finish The Pro 10 win was an easy one for Dave Sundquist, he ran ve,y fast laps and took the overall win as well. January 2003 The Sportsman 1 O win went to Jack Farmer, his fast and consistent laps gave him the win with 11 minutes in hand. Bill had to make a quick stop to change co-d rivers as his daughter Cassie had to get. out of the car with a splitting headache. The 1602 entry of Krissy Sullivan com-pleted four laps to earn third place. Krissy was an-other victim of the rough course, and had to get out of the car. The team also went thru. many spare tires, and raced the last lap with a 33rd Yokohama on the front of the car. Dave Raimonde cruised to an easy victory in the Class 8 race. The course w~s a little tight to really stretch the legs on his Continued on page 68 Your car Stoos herel 934 MlcroDisc Hub Assemblies If you're looking for the best In off.road braking. look no further. Kartek now makes the top-of-the-fine MicroDisc assembly. Perfect for Big Horsepower Prerunners! Built by the people who know off.road racing! {Jear u/1 {or {Jfamis! Paddles Auto meter Gauges Beadlocks Lazer Star .Lights · Fuel Systems Come Visit our NEW Superstore! 91 Freeway @ McKinley in Corona 2871 Ragle Way-Corona, CA 92879 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 909.737.7223 Dusty Times

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Timothy Smith flew his Jeep to the Sport Truck win at Vulture Mine, The McMullen brothers drove their four seat buggy to the Pro 10 win, they had lots of co-riders out for a spin. Up out of the wash comes Bill Stoner, shown here on his way to a· nice second place finish in the Pro 1/2-1600 battle. his competition fell by the wayside. truck, but Dave had fun anyway. He did have a little headache during the last lap, but just cruised to the finish. Concrete Works, and. the Geiser Brothers sponsor Dave. Bucky Strunk was the only other compet1t1on in Clas.s 8 and Bucky had a tough day. He got stuck in a sand wash just six miles from the start on Lap 1, and then had some elect:ri-cal issues that slowed him to get a replacement, and later in the day. Bucky then hiked back to make joked about the tight repairs and fini·sh the course -saying that his race. How's that for per-truck was two feet wider severance! The team than the course! thanks Sofa City, Car The Pro Class 7 of Quest, Phil Hatch and Brechin/Gilbert got only Big-0 Tires for their sup-three laps done for the day · port. -and were a DNF after a The Pro 5-1600 contest five hour final lap. The saw Tom Lake and his de-team broke a front pendable machine earn a spindle, hiked out of the class win. Tom had a great desert back to their truck run, slowed by a broken rocker stud on the third lap. The repair cost him not least, Wacthel, Biehn, his race, finishing in a and Malm, Attorneys at close second place. The Law. real story of this race may PHILTR Nies ENDURO 22 minutes. Tom is spon-. . INTERCOM SYSTEMS sored by Speedway Kart 1,---~----------U Racing. Michael Harris The challenger racers· be what "could have been" had a great race, with all for Brad Leakey. Brad had three finishers separated an airflow restriction at by less than two minutes! the start, and the car died Nollan Blackwell led the just 100 yards from the entire race, with Jay green flag. The team was Duncan about 30 seconds unable to make an imme-behind. These two cars diate fix, and had to wait seemed to keep the same for a clear track to push margin for the entire race. the car back to the pits. The Duncan entry built a The problem was identi-narrow lead on time on all fied, the drivers re-buck-three laps, but gave up o·ne led, and the team was off minute on the final lap to and raci,ng after about a 20 seal his fate. Jay was ttying minute delay. Brad was to get out of the way of the driving like he was on a big McMullen Class 1 en-mission, and after com-try, and broke a front sus-pleting the first lap, his pension arm on a rock just next three laps of the race off the course. He ran the were the fastest of the class last several miles on the by far. Brad slided nearly broken arm that cost him five minutes a lap off of time. Nollan Blackwell his competltton, and was the winner with just wound up just 1:29 out of 14 seconds on Duncan. He the win. The Phoenix Fire also broke a suspension Department, Renegade arm on the final stretch, Products, and Tatum all but was abie to ee"k out t·he sponsor -Brad. • Ruoged con;;tmction in di--cast p:>wder coated case • Built Ill noise tillering • Specially de:.igned helmet loud !lX!:ikore & headseti: • Cpe11 or Flface Nokia or, Mili-tary spec · noise ca nee ing mik,;is: · • Aviation type boom arrrs • Two way radio & video inter-Optiooij: Two S:.:0~')1' , _ ,\'Ell' :_;:_-audible warning !>')'~• lt!m PHILTR©NICS-ral~ The new Philtronics Rallytrip Pro • Total & interval to 999.99 "' Automaoc calibration • Stage Stopwatch " True Average speed .i Miles 01 kms readout-.. Speed and/or distance • Count up or down or both ,. 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The Harris team has been doing well with their sponsors, and wanted to thank Dave Piunkett Reaity, Gibbs Repair, Laser Bright, Lake Manor Market, P&M En-terprises, Parker Oil, Parker Auto and last but win. Marana Carpets and Todd Elam had another Short Fuel Motorsports winning day in the Sports-sponsor Blackwell. Jay man Unlimited class. 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Tom Lake readies for takeoff as he heads towards the Pro 5-1600 Nol/an Blackwell, Jr. took the Pro Challenger class win, but not by ToddE/amliteral/yllewacrossthetundraashetooktheSportUnlimited win at the Vulture Mine race. much, just a few seconds made the difference. win and we believe he was fourth overall as well. · -Bruce Johnston had a really good day, he took the Sportsman Red Burgin launched himself into the second spot in the Pro 10 Scott Batchelor had a fairly good day, he finished second in the Unlimited win, seen here taking off. category, .a good finish in a tough race. Sportsman 10 class, less than 11 minutes out of the win. to race Vu l t u re MEi n~e-. 1I t;:-=---_;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;...;;;;;;;;;=====;;;;;==============-. s istent fast laps to earn the w in. Todd's competi-tion was Mike Herrick in a brand n e w "to h im" single seater. H errick h a d a great race going, and found the new car to be all that he had hoped it to be. He did get the motor a little warm on the last laµ -and had to hold back to keep the temperature in the OK range. Herrick Motorsports, and J&L Builders sponsor Mike. Four entries tried their luck in the Sport 10 class, and Jack Far~er beat t h e m all back to the check ers. Jack h a d a flawless race, and wanted ~o thank Jerry Langford a t Aero Preci-sion for his support. Scott Bachelor turned his car over to Carol Meyer for the first few laps. Carol is the daugh_ter of Jack Woods, an·d had a very good run going until a roll-over on Lap 2 side-lined them for a while. Fortu.nately, Carol's co-driver is a mechanic, and got the car running again. Scott jumped in for the last two laps, and turned fast laps for the class. In the Sport Truck class, Tim Smith came all the way from Orlando, Florida ·was a 4800 mile r ound trip journey - and took 34 hours each way. T im's Jeep was running stron g, and h e left t h e rest of t h e class in the dust. Tim's buddies Mark Coffey and Rick Alexander also made the trek, and the trio had a great time with the Whip-lash family. In the Sport Limited class Bruce Johnston earned the win. Bruce had a clean run, except for one flat tire, with· an u nsalvageable r im. TUF, DOC Enterprises, and Wood s s p o nsor Bruce. The r e w as some competi-tion in the class from Mike Shivers and team. Mike is an ex-bike racer turned car racer who pur-chased the Adams gang 2600 class car. The car was working great until a cracked oil cooler derailed the team. The Whiplash Vulture Mine race was brutal, sim-ply stated. More than a couple racers went home early. Congrats to all of the racers who had the courage to come out to Wickenburg for this tough • challenge. See you at the next one! · Dave Raimonde grabs a bit of air as he drives his neat looking truck to first place in the Pro B category. Dusty Times coming Next Month ... BITD Las Vegas 2{}0 lll1J Prescott Forest Rally WRC 58th Net!work Q Rally ll1IJ Whiplash at Pima Plus All The Regular Features ... Much, Much More! FIRST ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RACERS 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. Parkhouse Tire PCI Race Radios California Skier McKenzie's Hector Garcia F & L Racing Fuel MDR Dirt Bagz KYMCO Motorsports FAT Performance Tom Malloy Kartek Off Road C.L.Bryant Sign Tech Trackside Photo Dusty Times Lothringer Engineering 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.I.R., check out our website at: January 2003 Page 69

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,,,-By Wes Wisdom Another year of racing is in the books and F.A.l.R. was at almost every race that was put on. We were at Whiplash, SNORE, M.O.R.E., SCORE, Best in the Desert and MOR races. Even when there were races on the same weekend, F.A. l. R. covered all the pits for their mem-bers. It was a lot of work to organize all of this but our Race Director, Jerry Longo, pulled it off with nary a hitch. Of course, he had a lot of help from the rest of the club mem-· hers. That's what F.A.l.R. is all about, members helping members. We all had a lot of fun doing it and are looking forward to doing it again next year. By the time you read this we will have had elections for next year's Board of Directors. Look for the results in next month's column. Until then, all of the members of F.A.I.R., would like to give our heartiest thanks to the 2002 Board of Directors. Guided by President, Brent Parkhouse, the Board with Greg Blakeman, Vice President, Scott Wisdom, Treasurer, Wes Wisdom, Secretary Jerry Longo, Race Director and Don Bowler, Sargent at Arms, did a superb job for the club this year. The new board will have a tough act to fol-· low. Everybody had a great time at F.A.I.R.'s year end dinner. The Radisson put up a great buffet and there was the awesome raffle to cap it off. Christopher "Enough of the yellow tickets, pull a blue one!" Dunne pulled tickets as fast as he could but it still took a couple of hours to give everything away. If you didn't make it you missed out on a lot of fun and a lot of great prizes. Many thanks go to M.O.R.E., Parkhouse Tire, PCI, California Skier, Hector Garcia, McKenzie's, Kartek, C.L. Bryant, Mechanix Wear, DERALE Cpoling Products, MSD Ignitions, F&L Racing Fuel, MOR.,, Sign Tech, Dirt Bagz, Kymco Motorsports, Trackside Photo, Dusty Times, FAT, Tom Malloy and Lothringers for donating to the raffle. Always remember these are the people that are supporting racing. Thanks also go to Tom Sobray for organizing the raffle. 2003 promises to be just as ac-tive and there are some new cars that will be raced under the FA.LR. banner. Jerry Longo's brand new Lothringer 2-1600 will be at all of ·the M.O.R.E. races. Lenny Holder now has a 1600 car and is chomping at the bit ~o go racing. Greg Blakeman is deciding on which of his two cars, a Mirage or a Suspensions Unlimited, to race. Harry Dunne has his new Class 9 car ready to win some races. Scott Wisdom has a 2-1600 Mirage sit-ting in his garage just waiting to be finished. It's going to be an inter-esting and competitive year. If you and/ or your friends have an off road racer or are looking for a way to really get involved in racing, F.A.l.R. is always looking for new active members. We have mem-bers racing in almost every class from Unlimited to Class ll's. We are families and we are individuals. The uniting force is our love of off road racing and the camaraderie we share. For more info on FA.LR., check out our website: 2002 SCORE BAJA 1000 RACEREPORT Pflueger Takes Horne The Baja Crown!! The final event of the six race 2002 Optima SCORE Desert Se-ries, the 35th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the legendary grand daddy of all desert races was held November 20-23 in Baja Cali-fornia, Mexico. The excruciatingly arduous 1,017.31 mile point-to-point race started in Ensenada on t. > the Pacific ocean side of the myste-rious peninsula and finished in La Paz on the Sea of Cortez. Racers came from 30 U.S. states and 10 countries competing in 24 Pro and five Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Protruck winner, Alan Pflueger finished the treacherous course with co-driver Dan Ragland in a time of 20:35:06. Pflueger, from Hawaii, in his #255 Chevrolet won his sec-ond straight race (also won the SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300). "Being a rookie, I'm going up against some people with a lot more experience," Pflueger said. "But we didn't come to race, we came to win. Our plan was to run our race and not worry about the other guys. We got up front and just cruised. We ran a steady pace, ab-solutely no problems, and had great pit stops. The Goodyear Tires were exceptional, I give them A+'s. Protruck has a bunch of good driv-ers and there's been some really close racing this year." Pflueger be-gan the race and handed off the driving duties to Dan Ragland at Coco's Corner, then returned to the driver's seat at San Ignacio to take it across the finish line. The SMD Motorsports team came in second place, with a time of 21:27:55. Matt Scaroni shared driv-ing duties of the #227 Ford with dad Steve, and Uncle Torn Ridings. Matt said they tried to pace themselves and "other than the ignition system getting wet twice and a flat, it went pretty good, we ran really clean." Third place went to the Ameri-can Glassworks Ford #213 owned by Ryan Herzog. Friends Ron De Wolf, Paul Perrizo, and Greyson Smith shared the driving duties and finished in 23:52:55. Ron drove the first 500 miles and had a roll-over ~t Mile Marker 30, then turned it over to Greyson who piloted the next 200 miles, and Paul drove the last 300. Paul had a little bit of down time being stuck in the sand around Mile 900, but toughed it out and pulled off an impressive third in class. Rick D. Johnson was fourth across the finish, sharing driving duties with Protruck veteran Jimmy Nuckles. They lost a transmission at Mile 290; then had to deal with an emergency on the highway, when one of their chase vehicles rolled off try-ing to avoid another vehicle. One of the crew suffei;ed a broken leg, and the other two bumps and bruises and shock. Thank God no-one was seriously injured. Jimmy drove the #234 Ford to the finish in 24:17:59. Gary Magness finished fifth in the Mango Racing Ford #250. Af-ter six hours of down time at Mile 65, Gary and co-driver Steve Knudson "motored along" to the finish line in a time of32:03:l 3. Steve Barlow #299, Al Hogan #226 and Dan Hunt #228 did not finish. Rick L. Johnson's new Milgard Windows #236 Toyota Tundra Protruck also unfortunately did not finish. He says it was "run-ning great and keeping close in thebattle when it succumbed to a mechanical fan failure which then lead to a blown head gas-ket." The debut of the Toyota Tundra Protruck was much an-ticipated and the product of a lot of hard work and effort, in-cluding Castillo Motorsports, Webcams and DRP. ..""1111,,. ' 'lmlli / I li1lli ffifil W-!Nmtffi!!Iillffio -[ffi\fill ..,,;n W4Z';t#l¥-1#;; 2&£-,. ~ alllATUllllll RPS!. 11.i,&11 Mechllics of Ill Year-212 'ill •W:i\, Dusty Times

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Classified .... Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are ad-vised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: Mitsubishi PreRunner built by Dirttrix. New battery, tires, Fuel Cell, Backshocks, Limiting straps, Simpson belts, Muffler, Fuel Pump, Three transmissions plus more. Fiberglass front end, six shocks front, four rear, four wheel disc brakes. Ford 4 inch rearend. Low hours $3,000.00. (915) 751-1463, (915) 539-0508. FOR SALE: Riviera Racing Class One Car. Nye Frank Suspension, Fresh 5 .3 Liter Patton Chevy V-6 (450hp), Jeff Fields 3 speed Auto Transaxle, Best of everything. Winner of the 2002 Laughlin Desert Challenge and Laughlin Leap. $65,000.00. Call Jerry Whelchel for Details (949) 472-2024. FOR SALE: Class 7S PreRunner-Fresh 210 HP 22R, 9 inch rear, Discs, VOO gauges, Flameout etc. $30,000.00 to build. Asking $10,000.00. (619) 469-0400 . PreRunner, King coilovers, King bypass, 20" travel, Mas-tercraft, Bajas, pro built, lots more, $13,500.00. Call for details. (928) 753-9016 af-ter 4:00 AZ time. FOR SALE: Pro Truck, Dodge, Frame-up rebuild one race ago. Fully prep ready to race, Prep ser-vice available. $75,000.00. Call Albert (619) 6598112. FOR SALE: 2002 Porter Truggy. 500 + H.P. Fuel Injected Chevy V6. Turbo 400 Trans. Casale V-Drive, CNC brakes, Cone Hubs, Howe Rack, 60 gal Fuel Cell w/ dry break. Built exactly like Da-rnen Jefferies winning Trophy Truck. Call Porter Racer Cars @ (909) 687-5118. FORD Pro-Truck-Ready to race! Fresh Hammes Brothers 358 ci (450++HP). 40 gallon Fuel Safe cell, Crisman rear end, Bilstein, CNC, fresh Mogi Turbo 400 trans, PCI radio equipment, Flame Out system. Lots of spares including 10 tires/wheels, fresh trans, complete body, 3 full pit boxes, etc. $85,000.00 Ref #861. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 1999 Chenowth 2-1600. Two seater, Chromolly Frame 3" taller cage. Prepped and ready to race. Yd in Baja 1000. Best of parts. Bilstein bypass shocks. Sway-A-Way torsion plates. UMP Power steering. Beard Ultra seats, new BFG Tires. Excellent condi-tion. Asking $19,750.00. Call Eric Duran work (619) 478-5166 ext. 107 or email: Evenings (619) 216-0614. FOR SALE: MacCachren/Fraley 1-1600 SS 2000 Fraley Chassis, 2002 Pro 1600/2001 SCORE/ SNORE overall points champ/ Foddrill arm & spindles/Kartek front & rear drums/Fox Bypass shocks/Mastercraft seat-Belts-Nets/ Howe Steering/Sway-A-Way/ Ump/Fuel Safe/PCI/CNC/ Au,to-meter gauges/Dave Folts Trans/ FAT motor. $30,000.00 or less motor & trans. Bruce (702) 365-9055. Class 8 Ford F-150 prepped ready to race! Originally owned by Frank Vessels. 428 V-8 (0 miles), dual MSD electronic ignition, 44 gal Fuel Safe Cell, Beard, Autometer, Simpson, PCI radios. Kuster 3" Coilovers with 18" travel in front . . 3" King bypass and Akan leaf springs with 16" travel in rear. Proven Winner! $32,500.00 Ref # 857. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Manx type Buggy. Full tube frame. 96" wb. Bus trans.1904 motor with Weber 44. BeardSeatsw/ 5 point harness. Street legal No smog required. Toolsandspares. $10,500.00 oho. (909) 735-7617 great Prerunner. Continued From Page 7 SCORE AWARDS - SCORE held their awards banquet at the Primm Valley Resort, Primm, Nevada on Saturday evening, December 7th. Troy Herbst won the Unlimited Class l Championship for an unprecedented sixth . consecutive year and became the first racer in the history of SCORE, Interna-tional to win the Overall Point Crown· for the fourth time. Troy's brothers, Ed and Tim became the first became the first racers to win the SCORE Trophy Truck title for the third time. Terrible Herbst Motorsports was voted SCORE Entry Sponsor of the year. Brian Jeffrey took the 1/2-1600 win, driving his Lothringer and he also took home the $12,000 Toyota True Grit Award. American Honda riders Steve Hengeveld and Johnny Campbell took the Class 22 title as well as the Overall Motorcycle Points. Troy Herbst and Brian Jeffrey were among the seven racers who earned Toyota Milestone Awards for finishing every required mile in the 2002 series. Other Milestone Award winners were Scott Steinberger, Dale Ebberts, Jake Maness, Dan Fresh and John Griffin. BFGoodrich was awarded the Pit Support Team Of The Year and also the Contingency Company Of The Year by a vote of the more than 2,000 members of SCORE International. Jeff Quinn was named SCORE Person Of The Year, Alan Pfleuger was named Rookie Of The Year, the Top Engine Builder award went to Dave Bonner and Motorcycle Manu-facturing Of The Year went to American Honda for the sixth consecutive time. Jimco was named Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer for the seventh straight year, Trackside Photograpy Oim Ober) was also voted best Photography for 2002. Barry Beacham, PCI Racing was named Mechanic Of The Year and Dusty Times own Judy Smith was named Journalist Of The Year for the umpteenth time. Also receiving recognition were Sue Johnson and Bill Wick. A special award was given to Rosie Orozco in honor of her late husband, Gilbert who passed away October 26th. Rosie and Gil have been checkpoint captains since 1971. Congratulations to all the winners and to all of those who made it possible. PLEASE.. Support the Advertisers that Keep Dusty Times Reporting The OH Road News! FOR SALE: Class 1/ 1600 Raceco, Fresh Saco motor, Re-built T.W. trans, new Fodrill arms & Spindles, King bypass rear, Sway-A-Way, Parker Pumper, CNC, Charlyn, Fresh prep, Race Ready, Spares Tandom axle trailer. $9,500.00 (562) 714-9013. FOR SALE: 125" Raceco, Class 1, two seat, Scat motor with 5 spd Fortin, Bilstein shocks, Summers Brothers, race safe, Hella lights. This car has all new parts and is ready to race, 3 pit boxes, 5 radios and base station. $22,500.00 or best offer. 30', 3 axle fully en-closed trailer with 6. 7 Onan generator $6,000.00. Call Pat at (209) 7 85-4143. FOR SALE: PRO-LITE Toyota built in 2000. Top of the line parts. G-Force, Goldstar, Ford 9" Chro-moly rear end, Fox Shocks, Spare motor, 2 sets headlocks, new spare body, asking $32k. Two 14" and two 12" by-pass shocks $3QO/set, modified C-4 transmission , plus spare $500, two Ford race motors 2.5L & 2.7L with Electromotive ignition $2k for both. Call Steve for details at wk: (402) 443-4117, hm: (402) 625-2802. email FOR SALE: 1996 Jimco Class 1. Complete prep. Fresh FAT Toyota/ Fortin 5 speed, 2.5 Bypass, Race Ready. $42,000.00/best offer. (619) 469-0400. FOR SALE: 1972 Baja. Current registration, new 104 wb. 4130 cage, Bumper to Bumper, 6" wider 4130 beam, Wright Rack, Ump Power steering, 2 ½" arms, combo. Spindles, CNC front brakes, FOX coilover. PRP seats, 22 gal tank, 091 bus trans. New R & P. 3x3 4130 micro stub arms, and brakes, no motor, plumbing or wiring. $15,000.00 Call Jerry at Penhall Fab. (949) 650;3035. .. ~ ............................. ~ .......................................................... . : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in · Dlllil==== : · · DUSTY TIMES. · · ====lilDIIB : • Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of • black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. Classified Ad Deadlines : . REMEMBER -CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED 2003 • IN A TIMELY MANNER. Enclosed is $ ____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) Name _____________________________ ~---Address Phone City Please run ad times ISSUE DEADLINE • • • February Jan 10, 03 • • March Feb 7, 03 • April Mar 7, 03 • May Apr 11, 03 : June May 16, 03 • July Jun 13, 03 • August Jul 11, 03 : September Aug 15, 03 • Mail to: October Sep 12, 03 • DUSTY TIMES November Oct 10, 03 : 20761 Plummer Street December Nov 7, 03 • Chatsworth, CA 91311 • State _________ Zip____________________ _ ___________ __. • ··········································~················································ Page 78 January 2003 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Class 12/Score Lite .. Immaculate & fully sorted 2002 Parker 400 & SCORE points winner! 9 races young and meticu-lously maintained. Fabrication by Tom Bryant: Thunderworks Wir-ing, Jimenez 1835cc, Mendeola MD4S-2D, FOX 2.5 Coilovers and Bypass Shocks, Foddrill King Kong Arms & Spindles, Pi Digital Indy Car Dash. Black Widow Hubs, OPS, Crow, Beard, Radio w/inter-com, CNC Pedals,& Calipers, Fuel Safe, UMP, Howe, Hella HID's, PIM and MORE!!! Must see to appreciate. Spares, pit boxes, every-thing goes!!! $55,000.00 SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE!!! Mike Cohen (619) 571-2100 or email SUPER HOT TROPHY TRUCK OR CLASS 8. Best of parts and fantastic design and fabrication. Leon Patton 700 HP engine. Goodyear and Beadlocks. King Shocks. All tig welded. Featured in No-vember 2002 Off Road maga-zine. Super competitive, com-plete package available. Must see. Many extras. 125K OBO. Ref #860. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Team Powell Class 10 two seater, 2.0 liter Type 1 Plenum Engine w/911 style fan, 22" front travel w/Fox 2.0 coilover, 23" rear travel w/Fox 2.5 triple bypass and 16" coilover, full Howe steering sys-tem, fresh Fields 091 4 spd, 930 CV's and full floaters, PCI radio and in-tercom, Beard seats, PIAA lights, 22 gallon Fuel Safe, Mastercraft, CNC, Willwood, VDO, 6 spare Centerline wheels, 8 spare BFG/Yokohama tires, 6 pit boxes of spare parts, 110V Mig welder, jack, 3 nitrogen bottles w/impact, two 11 gal dump cans, $26,999.00. ALSO PACE 22' en-closed trailerw/awning, $4,999.00, call work (503) 685-4307, cell (503) 913-3619. .. > ,.: ,'Ill,.. ... . ·.;~,~~.,.: ~-, ·. • FOR SALE: 2002 JIM CO SCORE Lite-Class 12. Wiks 1835cc engine, Mendeola by Dave Folts, Fortin Hubs with Fortin Gun drilled ax-les, King 3" Bypass shocks. Only raced 3 times. King Kong Spindles, Diablo Rack, many spares included. $58,000.00 OBO (760) 326-3231. Ask for Derek or Dave. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 1991 Ford Ranger XtraCab Pre-Runner: Custom Fox 2.0 Bypass Shocks, National Spring, Summers Bros. Full Floater, Inte-rior Cage, Newly Painted 2000 Ex-plorer Fiberglass, Beard, 4.0 Y6 w/ BBK Throttle Body, UMP Super Filter, Jet Chip, XL Mass Air Sen-sor, Art Carr Shifter on A4LD N T w/Shift Kit & Shrouded Fan Cooler, Carbon Fiber Dash w/ Autometer Gauges, Alpine CD, Fuel Safe, Brand New BFG NT w/2 spares. 0 hours since ground up re-build, $16,500.00 Serious In-quires Only Please!!! Mike Cohen (619) 571-2100 or email FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat-1600. Multiple SCORE Winner-Many Spares including RaceReady spare engine & Transmission. Ready for Laughlin $25,000.00. Contact Brian or Kurt Ickier (858) 451-1167 or (858) 486-1585. FOR SALE: 1969 Volkswagon Class 5-1600 Race Car. SCORE & Best in the Desert legal Bobby Neth Chassis, Wright Front end, Bilstein Reservoir · shocks, 930 CY Combos, UMP Airfilter and oil cooler, Parker Pumper, Beard seats, 5 point harness, Fuel Safe Fuel Cell, Jamar Shifter, Hella Lights, YOO gauges with aircraft circuit breakers, Yokohama Tires, with Ultra Wheel Mags. 900 miles on car since new! This 5-1600 was put to-getherwith The Best ofThe Best! Over $32k invested. $17,000.00 OBO (310) 540-5129 Scott. FOR SALE: Class 10 Jimco 2000, 4 time champion Marcourt Racing owns winning 2 race cars, a Single Seat and a Two Seat. First one to sell goes. Both have all the best. Toyota motors by FAT, King Shocks, Fortin 5 speed, BFG, 934 CV's. Single Seat $69k/Two Seat $79k. Both cars located in Las Vegas, call Whit @ (502) 551-2013 or e-mail FOR SALE: 98 Mirage Class 1 Single Seat, Mid Engine. Set up for Toyota Y-6, Jerico Trans, Field Diff., A-Arm, 24" Wheel Travel, Fox Shocks, Car is in excellent condition, lots of spares. $45,000.00 does not include engine. 2 Toyota V-6's available for additional cost. Brian (562) 619-9686. FOR SALE: Chenowth Millenium. Fresh Terry Smith NASCAR Y6 550hp, Fresh Jeff Field Auto, Foddrill, CNC, Howe, Fox Coil & By-pass, Motec Digital Dash, MSD, PIAA, Hella Hid, Halo-gen Fire System, PCI Set-up, Parker, Mil.stercraft, Crower Belts, 30 gal cell w/quick fill, BF Projects, Ultra Wheels, New Paint job, Lots of spare equipment inc/2 sets of front arms, spindles, wings, axles, ·etc, etc. Too much to list, prep by Foddrill Fab, & Fox Motorsports, Very fast & reliable. Top finisher. NEW PRICE $79,000.00. Call Danny Foddrill (623) 582-2499. Cl 7s S-10 4WD. Ex Mac Truck. Hella lights, National Springs, tig welded 4130 c 44, Fuel Safe Ce gaug pedd Y-6, Amer in-ner. in 1986. g and de-penda . 0.00 Ref # 843. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. Very Fresh Bunderson Cl 1 or 10 single seater A-Arm. 3.0 type 4, Field automatic, new summer hubs, 935 axles and CY's, Char Lynn power steering, 32 gal Fuel Safe Cell, Beard, Master Craft, Park Pump, CNC, Howe. Com-pletely rebuilt in 2001. Prepped ready to race. $39,500.00 Ref #850. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. BEST AND NEWEST CLASS 7 AVAILABLE. This like new 2001 Ford Ranger Edge has only 350 test race miles. Com-plete fiberglass body. Top of the line Bilstein shocks (2 per wheel), APP wheels, CMC disc brakes, 20" front travel, Full Force race transmission. Ra-dar Machine 402 V6. Fuel Safe cell, MSD ignition. Car-bon Fiber interior. Beard, C r o w, M o Mo, Au t o meter. Ready to race! $95,000.00 Ref #859. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. January 2003 What to get that special person for Christmas who has everything? SMD Motorsports offers the per-fect gift for that all-deserving, spe-cial someone in your life! Complete Race Package! Meticulously prepped and cared for Ford Protruck, 2 Leon Patton motors, 3 transmissions and many more spares .. $110,000.00. SMD F250 Super Cab 4x4 Prerunner. All the trick stuff; King shocks,4 link, Patton 351 Stroker motor (runs on Pemes), air conditioned, Sat phone car kit, XM radio. Lots of storage, spares and more. Baja tough, built by Geiser Bros. & Craig Stewart .. $125,000.00. 45' Kentucky Trailer, lift gate, lista boxes, generator, lots of storage .. $30,000.00. Buy the Protruck and the Prerunner as a package and we will throw in the Kentucky Trailer! Call SMD Mo• torsports (760) 352-3080 or Incredible Deal! '99 F-150 Stock Full-King Shocks. Ex-Andataco Syko truck, Currie, Autometer, BF Goodrich, Master Craft, Huge Ford contingency available. Also, a monster spare parts package and trailer available. 45K OBO. Call on Ref# 848 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. · tv116C. PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSO-CIATION RAFFLE -2002 Jeep Wrangler 4 Cylinder 5 speed. Tickets $5.00 each. Drawing Feb 8, 2003. Need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for all state and federal taxes. Many donations make this Jeep an outstanding Jeep. Make check or money payable to: PNW4WDA 3509 N.E. 128"' Court Vancouver Washington 98682. Margaret · Hopper 1-360-892-1712. FOR SALE: (New) Never Run 3.83 Chev engine. G M Aluminum Heads-Dan Olson Pan -MSD dist 650 H.P.-All good parts. Asking $7,500.00. Ask for Dave Jr. (909) 982-2687. FOR SALE: Chicago 8 ft sheet metal brake-custom Radius dies in-cluded. $3,500.00/best. (619) FOR SALE: FAT Performance Toyota Y-6 3.2 liter, Triple Webers, Complete air cleaner to adaptor, Last receipt from FAT $7,200.00. Reliable 260hp $8,500 .00/ offer. (619) 469-0400. INDb.X TO ADVb.1<. Tl6b.R6 American JeepSpeed ............................ 2 3 Austecx Racing .................................... 6 8 Baker Performance .............................. 6 8 Best In The Desert ............................... 3 8 Camburg Engineering ........................... 5 6 Coast Resorts ....................................... 1 0 Courtenay, Whit ................................... 53 Dal Corp ............................................... 33 F.A.I.R . ................................................. 69 Fabtech ................................................ 59 Fox Shox ............................................... 21 FRT Motorsports .................................. 31 Fuel Safe .............................................. 5 6 Genuine Steel ...................................... 65 Julson Pro Dirt .................................... 19 Kar Tek Off Road ........................... 49, 66 Kawaguchi Honda ................................ 37 King Shock Tech .................................. 55 Light Force Engineering ....................... 32. Mastercraft ........................................... 3 7 McKenzie Performance Products ......... 14 McMillan Racing .................................. 43 Mega Productions-Speed Sports Expo .... 2 Mendeola Racing .................................. 52 Mickey Thompson Tires ....................... 44 Mojave Desert Racing .......................... 51 Mojave Off Road Enterprises ............... 45 Nevada Off Road Buggy ........................ 3 5 Pacific Customs ................................... 30 Parker Pumper ..................................... 26 Parker Pumper/Competition Air ........... 34 Parker Pumper/Eibach Springs ............ 48 PCI Race Radios ............................... 5, 36 Pfleuger Racing ............................. 16, 17 Pike's Service Center ........................... 22 Pro Truck Racing Organization ............. 11 Race Prep Services ............................... 7 0 Race Ready Products ............................ 5 8 Racer X Motorsports ..................... 12, 39 Rancho Performance ..........................•. 64 Redline Performance, Inc .....•.......•....... 5 7 Ronco Plastics ..................................... 13 · Sakata .................................................. 61 SCORE International .............................. 9 Skyjacker Suspensions ....•................... 60 Smith, Gay ........................................... 63 SNORE .................................................. 28 Snowbird .............................................. 67 So Cal Fabrication ................................. 54 Sway-A-Way ......................................... 15 Team Gordon Race Wheels .................. 42 Toyota Motorsports ................. Back Cover Transaxle Engineering, 1111: .................. 34 Tri-Mil .................................................. 54 Valley Performance .............................. 46 Wanzek M otorsports ............................ 4 7 Web Cam .............................................. 20 Page 79

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