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2003 Volume 20 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 20 -Number 3 -March 2003 $2.50 ISSN8750-1732 ;]1/·.::,.~.rJ 11:1 1?~.",.<"J :·iM:,~{-'' :~·}{i,.i"::f~;:~t ~~!:'.>l,l< {$.-.ef serving The Of# Road communi~y For 20 Years • covering the world of competition in the dirt ...

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Volume 20 -Number 3 March 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 liaMity for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hill-side 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. Copy-right by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 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. Dusty Times Subscribers-Please note that effective with this March issue, you will be notified that your subscription is expiring by a postcard. Please help us by renewing your subscription as soon as possible after receiving your notice. If your subscription expired prior to the March, 2003.issue you will not receive any more notices. Check your label, the numbers 4/03, etc. says you expire with the April, 2003 issue. Please send your subscription in as soon as possible for uninterrupted reading of Dusty Times. Subscription cost is: 1 Year $25.00 2 Years $40.00 3 Years $55.00 Subscriptions outside the United States -Surface Mail, add $5.00 to the figures shown above. In US$ only. Dusty Times March 2003. In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge by Jud:, Smith ........................................... 8 71" Rallye Monte Carlo by Martin Holmes ......................................................... _ .... 18 M.O.R.E. Barstow 300 by]. Preston Bradshaw ............................................... 22 SNORE Awards Banquet by Sheryl Cannon ................................................... 26 Racin' Up North by] Preston Bradshaw ............................................................. 30 . . CODE Autopartes 250 by B:,rle Moore ............................................................... 31 Snowbird Off Road Racing Short Course by B:,rle Moore ............................ 37 CODE Awards Banquet by B:,rle Moore .... : ................................................... 41 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ......................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ........................................................................................................... 6 F.A.I.R News ..................................................................................................... 45 Pro Truck Report ............................................................................................... 46 Good Stuff Directory .............................. : ........................................................ 51 Classified Ads ................................................................................................... 58 Index To Advertisers ......................................... : .............................................. 59 on The caver Dale Ebberts Toyota Jimco took second on Saturday, first on Sunday in the Class 1 fracas and that gave him the overall win and he had the fastest time for his 93.6 miles, a quick 1:33.31 total time. Photo by Trackside Photo Overcoming being stuck in second gear on Saturday, stuck in third gear on Sunday, _Eli Yee took the Class IO win in his plain wrap Honda Jimco, seen here at touchdown. Photo by Byrle Moore Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at dubscribe :Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 years -$40.00 years -$55.00 □2 □3 {no credit cards please) □ RENEWAL Name ___________________ _ Address --------------------City State ____________ Zip _____ _ Primary Interest Cars O 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 Page 3

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2003 Happenings ... October 3-4, 2003 Tentatille Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ October 10, 2003 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENT AL MOTOSPORT Cum AMERICAN RALLY · SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Sourn POINTE CIRCLE, Su1TE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED ThIALs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHlP SERIES BILL MARKUM -PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE -(714) 562--7742 E MAIL: <> February 23, 2003 Luceme/Plonkeers March 16, 2003 TBN\'OTE April?,2003 Reed Valley/ ATA ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AuroMOVILISMo SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR y\pyo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF RoAD CIIAMPIONSIDP DARRYL SM!Tl;I 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY AurocRoss 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. 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NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775/FAX (702) 641-2431 E--MAIL: February 22-23, 2003 Adelanto Grand Prix Adelanto, CA April 11-13, 2003 Nevada 200 Trail Ride MotorC)cles Onl1/ln11itation On!1 April 25-2 7, 2003 Terrible's Town 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. 2575 NORTH 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 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA/UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA. 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES Dusty Times CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES SUE ROBINSON -DIRECTOR 845 SCHOOHOUSE ROAD RAMONA, CA 92065 (760) 788-3809 E-MAIL: WEBSITE <www.califomiara,> JoHN DILLON, SoPAc RALLY STEWARD E-MAIL: March 29, 2003 Seed 9 Rally Sprint Goodsprings, NV May 2-3, 2003 Rim Of The World Rally Pro and Club Ra~ Palmdale, CA August 16, 2003 Gorman Ridge Club Rally Frazier Park, CA September 28,2003 Treeling Club Rally West Covina, CA Santa Maria Speedway Rallysprint Santa Maria, CA November 14-15, 2003 Tarline, Treeline Club Rallies Monrovia, CA December 12-14, 2003 Ramada Express Rally International RaU1 Laughlin,NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 . (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMs (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENQLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 Cl.AmTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532--4589 Shurt Course off Road Racing At Harrison Count) Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AuroMOVII.JSTICA SANQmNrIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22--07) CLUB AuroMoVIUSTico SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA)AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO . P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFRoAD CODE Offroad USA P.O.Box 2328 Calexico, CA 92231-2328 USA Phone 760-455-8069 Mexico Phone/Fax 0ll-52686-553-4087 CODE Offroad Mexico Calle Bravo # 120B Zona Centro Mexicali, BC 21100 TeVFax 686-553-4087 April 11-13, 2003 Grupo Terse BFGoodrich 200 San Felipe, B.C., MX June 13-15, 2003 Accesorios Amado Night Race Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX ~ JI •• ,..,111= 117111= ... 11=s11 •••. ,,_ ......_.....,.. .. ,,,,,,,lll=E•• TII«-#Wlll=:SJI ..,,@ .h -·• « ((\] '.F"'C:I ~~ C:-c-~~IC,:!Jlj;. 0 Q~Q ' Congratulates lfle foHowing champions. PCI Race Radios conHnues to lead Thank you'foca great 2002 season. We're proud to be a part or your ·• : winning efforts! .SC:~E: c,,./E?"~ILIL ~IJ'IIWT.S C:l-l~A4T-1'ltCJl.,,..,.S Four Wheel: Troy Herbst Motorcycle: Hegenveld/Cambell Quad: Jimmy Stephensen the desert racing industry with the highest qualily communicafion sys~ms ever. 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CRANDON -Crandon International Off Road Raceway announced their 2003 schedule of events. June 21-22 Forest County Potowatomi Brush Run Races. July 10-13 FCP Thunder Valley Biiker Rally w/David Allan Coe Concert. August 29 BorgWarner Shootout Trail Master Time Trials and Potowatomi Friday Night X-Treme Thunderfest. August 30 BorgWarner World Championship Off Road Races. The Crandon Raceway is located 90 minutes northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin. CHECKERS -The Checkers Off Road Racing Club awarded their Vic Van Ella Sportsmanship Trophy to Team Locos Mocos. This trophy is presented every year to the person or group the Checkers feel has made the greatest contribution to the sport of off road racing. Previous winners of the award are BFGoodrich, Ed Pearlman, Sal Fish, Michael Gaughan, Jean Calvin and Jack Waldron. Well dese.r11ed by all the recipients. SCCA SNo*DRIIT RALLY -This years Sno*Drift Rally was conducted in weather befitting the name of the rally. There was almost a foot of snow on the ground and the temperatures are bitterly cold, highs are expected to be in the 15 degree range. After everyone had run their course through the snow and cold it was the United Kingdom team of David Higgins/Daniel Barritt taking the Open Class and ·che overall victory in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Second in Open and overall was the Finnish team of Tapio Laukkanen/Iikka Riipinen in a Subaru Impreza. Third in Open and overall was another UK team, Jonny Milner/Duncan McMath in a Subaru WRX. First in Group 2, fourth overall was the American team of Lauchlin O 'Sulli-van/Mark Williams in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The Group N winner was Mark Utecht/Jeff Secor in a Subaru WRX. The GT winners were Jonathan Bottoms/Eric Dahlgren in a Subaru Impreza. The Group 5 winner was Don Jankowski/Peter Gladysz in their Dodge Neon SRT-4. NEVADA REGISTRATION FEE -There is a new bill being proposed in the state of Nevada that would require registration of all OHV's in the state. The bill would charge $'25 per year for all bikes, ATV's, buggies, etc, all the money going directly to the Nevada General Fund, with absolutely no benefit to the registrants. The bill is called BDR 43-187 and is being sponsored by Senator Bill McGinness of Fallon, Nevada and is strongly supported by Preferred Motors, a dealer in Fallon. If you don't 'like what you're reading here, contact the Senator at 775-423-5889 and advise him of your feelings. Do 'it today! August 15-17, 2003 CODE/FRT/ORW Lazo de Amistad Jacume Tecate Tecate, B.C., MX October 10:.12, 2003 CODE Mangiamos 300 , Laguna Salada ·Mexicali, B.C., MX December 12-14, 2003 CODE/Record Race Ready 200 Mexicali to San Felipe B.C.,MX COLORADO Hn.L Crn.m ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 . HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING 192 N. STATE ROAD, Sum 267 AVON, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 May 24-26, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Dresser, WI June 7-8, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Se,-ies Antigo, WI June 21-22, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, WI July 12-13, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, MI August9-10, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Se,-ies Bark River, MI CORVA OFF ROAD & RECREATION EXPOSITION -The California Off Road AuguSt 30-3 l, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Se,-ies Vehicle Association is putting on their exposition at.the San Bernardino Crandon, WI . County Fairgrounds in Victorville, California on March 29-30. Anything Septembr 13-14, 2003 and everything in off road vehicles, biking, camping, recreational equipment Pro Series Only and all the accessories will be on display by hundreds of vendors. Booth space • New Berlin, NY is still available if you have a product to promote or sell. All proceeds go to the ----------------CORVA Legal Defense Fund, protecting your right to the off road world. For CORVA more information call 800-42-CORVA, exte~sion 555. See ya there! 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 VORRA NEws -VORRA, the Valley Off Road Racing Association of Northern California and Nevada has a new promoter. Coming over from the world of rock crawling, Rich Klein will be taking over the reins of the VORRA organization. Rich promises a new and enthusiastic staff as well as some new ideas and VORRA will be offering some new classes, while not losing any of the "family feeling." Just for starters, VORRA would like to welcome all the Jeepspeed vehicles to come and run with VORRA. VORRA will also be offering a Stock Mini Truck class for beginners and fun seeking teams ·in the short course events. VORRA will still run the popular Prairie City short course events as well as three desert races. A new location for the desert this year will be Hawthorne, Nevada with Yerington and Fallon remaining on the race schedule. To find out more about VORRA call Rich at 530-622-0370 or vist their site at SCCNP1KES PEAK -Sports Car Club of America and the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Educational Museum announced that the SCCA will sanction the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2003. Through the agreement, the Hill Climb Association will continue to operate the one-of-a-kind event with its unique vehicle classes and operational structure. Public relations and marketing support for the 80 year old event are included as part of cite arrangement. SCCA, founded in 1944 has over 65,000 members and incorporates all facets of motorsports including Autocross, Rally and both club and professional motorsports events. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb, first run in 1916 f,,atures 12 miles of road, 156 turns, speeds of over 100 mph, starting at an altiLude of9400', climbing to 14,100'. For more information on SCCA and PPIHC visit www.SCCA.COM or SCORE LAUGHLIN -The SCORE season opener at Laughlin was a good one. The weather was mild but the wind did blow quite a bit. SCORE reported 137 vehicles entered, 134 started and 103 finished on Saturday. On Sunday 123 started and 105 finished. Class winners were: Trophy Truck-Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel, Gustavo Vildosola Sr./Rob-MacCachren second and Brian Collins took third. Class 1 -Dale Ebberts and First Overall, Mark/ Gary We.yrich second, Bob Lofton/Mike Julson third. ProTruck -Jeff Dickerson/Jimmy Knuckles, Steve Barlow second, Al Hogan third. ½-1600 -Eric Allen/ Adam Pfankuch, Ernie Castro Jr. second, Brian, Jeffrey third. Class 3 -Donald Moss. Class 5 -Joe Heger, George Seeley Jr. second, Dale Hines/Dennis Boyle third. 5/ 1600-Brent Shermak, Jeffrey Sack second, Jason Lakin third. Class 7 -Shawn Wanzek, Doug Siewert/Bruce Land field second, Cody Kruger third. Class 7S -Cody Swaney, Bob Land second. Class 8 -Robby Fallers, Dave Raimonde second, Joe Pacelli third. Class 9 -Ken Tapert, Arturo/ Abel Velazco second. Class 10-Eli Yee, Dennis Hunter second, Smitty Schmidt/George J Smith III third. SCORE Lites -Brian Ickier, Vic Bruckmann second, Kory Halopoff third. Class 1 I -Scott Pellerin, Fernando Flores second, Eric Solorzano third. Stock Full -Marc Stein, John Griffin second. Sportsman Buggy -Jonatha_n Buss. See the complete story and lots of pies starting on page 8 of this issue. LAUGHLIN LEAP REsuLTS -The $20,000 Laughlin Leap was held on the Friday night before the race. Five class~, run the measured ¼ mile and over the jump you go. Him who goes the farthest wins the lions share of the money. Here are the results from the "leap" Big Titcks -Mike Dondel 130' 5". Jason Baldwin 127' 8". Class 1 - Joh11 Marking 129', Wayne Lugo 113'2'. Small Trucks -Doug Siewert 103' 6", Barry Karakas 101' 8". Open Page& FAx (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOI:IONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (A!! events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Couni, ORV Park, Ol;zmpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILWN BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 l>F.cATUR Fmm WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 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 EN8ENADA BAJA Ow ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races far buggys & Motorcycles Esn:Ro BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CoURSE RACING VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLoRIDA OFF RoAD DRIVER'S AssN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma;z, Noo at Dat1idson Racewa;z March 2003 FRT MoroRSPORTS 250 KENNEDY, #2· CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 (619) 427-5759 E-MAIL: Buggies & Trucks 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 4 20 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION PAUL HUFFMAN (402) 2964349 JESS URWIN (402) 944-2193 All races are short course, stadium si,le. Classes -Sportsman Buggy, 1/ 2/ 5-1600, Sport Truck and Quads. Nebraska Raceway Park is just minutes west of Omaha, NE. <www .gporra.corn> lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 . (A!! events staged at the dub grounds in Ckves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/FAX 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED RACING FOR STREET LEGAL JEEP CHEROKEES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 <www> E-MAIL: K.AMLOoPS BRONCO BUSTER 4woCum P.O. Box 465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 Bos (250) 374-7175 DAYS RANDY (250) 579-9621 EVES. WES (250) 351-2819 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFRoAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 J1MARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAluuTA Ow RoAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MicmGAN Buoov BUIIDERS DUNE BUGGY TRADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MicmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSIDPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc; 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AssoCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 E-MAIL: <> Mayl7,2003 Short Course Series Casey, IL May18,2003 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 MoJA VE DESERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 FAX E-MAIL: April 5, 2003 Mojave 250 Barstow, CA May17,2003 Ridgecrest 250 Ridgecrest, CA June 28, 2003 Kartek 400 Lucerne· Valley, Ca August 9, 2003 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 2 7, 2003 Lucerne 300 Lucerne Valley, CA November 22, 2003 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. HIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 March 22, 3003 Lucerne,CA May24,2003 Lucerne CA July 26, 2003 Barstow, CA September20,2003 Barstow, CA December 6, 2003 Luceme,CA MSBA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AssOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoToWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIE.S BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> A!! events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #l - Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. BUTCH CHAPIN MoroRSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAsT 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NoRTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACINGASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 OFF RoAD EXPO 2003 (626) 599-8622 . October 4-5, 2003 Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona,CA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION VOUJNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT • GEOFF LEE 124-3 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2,1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLm. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DoNPONDER (314) 631-8190 (AU Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. i427 GC6HEN HILLS RQA.DS.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 A!! races held at Harrison Count) Fairgrounds. 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KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 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. May3,2003 RockToRock Rocky Point, MX August 30, 2003 Snowflake 150 Heber,AZ September 27-28 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25, 2003 Vulture Mountain Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX Desert Challenge Bike & ATV 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 March 2003 Wheel, Big Engine -David Kordonowy 100' 3", Vic Bruckman 95'. Open Wheel, Small Engine -Bobby Altamirano 75' 10", Brian Jeffrey 75' 7". The winners in each class received $3,000, runners up got $1,000. The Pit Crew Showdown, change tires, etc. in the shortest time was well entered and the winners are as follows. Open Wheel Division -Ken Stroud 46.35 seconds, Jason Lakin 57.22 seconds, Troy Herbst 1:00.43. Truck Division -Rick D. Johnson 56.66 seconds, Tim Herbst 57.22, Alan Pfleuger l: 12.50. Winners received $3,000, second place $1,500 and third received $500. Congrnts to the winners and to all who participated. FINAL FLAG -Both the Bike Checkers and the Car Checkers lost a brother last month, as Mike Burke succumbed after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and all his brother Checkers. Tall, thin and wiry, Mike was the picture of control horsing that big Triumph of his through the rocks and pucker bushes in District 37 Harre and Hound races as one of that original band of renegades called the Checker MC. Eventually Mike moved over into the Car Checlcers, building and maintaining a big Class 8 growler. But whatever he was racin', the one thing that everyone that ever met him quickly noticed was that knowing smile on his face and that sly twinkle in his eyes. Like he knew something you di4n't, but just might be winning to tell ya. Mike Burke died at 58 years of age, and We're sure he enjoyed every one of them. Like most Checkers who raced during his era, our lives were richer by just being a friend of Mikes. And, all of you other folks who knew this one-of-a-kind dude will sorely miss him, now that he's gone. Goodbye Mike, you won't be forgotten. Your old bud, Jeff Hibbard. DUSTI TIMES SUBSCRIBERS -In the past you have been getting your renewal notices inserted into the paper delivered to your door. In the future, in fact, commencing with the March issue, you will be receiving a post card from Dusty Times notifying you that your subscription is about to expire. We urge you to renew your subscription at that time. The issue your subscription expires is located on your address label. For example, 4/03 relates that your subscription expires with the April issue, 2003. If your subscription expired prior to this March issue, you have already received your only notification and we urge you to help us by renewing your subscription as soon as p·ossible. Thanks, Vance Scott, Circulation Manager. OFF ROAD POKER RuN -The Hi Desert Charities once again are putting on their Off Road Poker Run, April 26th and 27th, a two day event. There are two loops of approximately 25 miles each, one for 4 wheel vehicles and the other for motorcycles and ATV's. Best poker hands from each day win prizes. You can enter either day or both days as many times as you wish. Entry fee is $20 and that gets you two laps of the course. There is a Saturday night dinner at the Slash X Cafe and there are camping facilities available. All proceeds go to the Barstow Charities. For more information call the Slash X Cafe at 760-252-1197 or Mal & Connie Wessel at 760-252-3093. 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·SCORE LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE Ebberts Bests ·em All By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Brian Ickier celebrated his switch from the 1600 class to SCORE Lite by winning the most exciting race of thl;J weekend in his Jimco by a margin of three seconds. Dale Ebberts finished the opening weekend of SCORE's 2003 season with the best two day time, driving his Toyota powered Jimco to a time of 1:33:31 for the total of93.6 miles. The four day extravaganza· brought a big helping of off road ex-citement to the spectators who enjoyed the grandstands or parked up on "Freeloader's Hill." The fun started on Thursday evening with the long jump contest, in which afi entrants got two runs at the big infield jump in front of the grandstand seats. Friday afternoon was given over to the pit crew challenge, which gave all the com-peting teams the opportunity to show off their tire changing skills and maybe win a few dollars in the doing of it. The course was much as it has been for the past several years, with an in-field measuring about a mile in length including a couple of sweeper turns, a hairpin, a gentle jump and the big, flying jump in front of the grand-stands. The desert portion of the course measured just under 11 miles, giving an "official" total mileage of 11. 7. Thus, for those who raced four laps each day, the total mileage was 93.6. Some classes did only three laps, for a total of 70.2 miles of racing, and in Class 11, which did only two laps, they got just 46.8 miles in for the week-end. The infield had a new look due to the presence of a huge, LE. D. screen (18' by 22') that showed live race ac-Jonathan and Jeffrey Busse shared the driving in their VW powered Sportsman buggy, and went home with the class victory. tion from several locations around the course. The spectators in the grand-stands enjoyed the glimpse into the desert action. Starting order for Saturday's rac-ing was to be by the order of the draw, which had been done a couple of weeks before the event. (Sunday's start would then be in order of Saturday's finish.) But about a week before race day, SCORE announced that there would be qualifying for start positions for Classes 1 and 10, for all those who chose to partake. Starting order would be determined by the results of the once-around-the-infield run, and any who didn't qualify would be started in drawing order after the qualifier. For the most part, the racers who'd drawn rear numbers thought the qualifying was a good idea. But those who'd drawn front numbers thought it was a bad one. There had recently been some discussion about pre-race qualifying, and some people had been bending Sal Fish's ear about it, so the idea hadn't just been pulled out of thin air. There's always a "buzz" at Laugh-lin, because there's always something new or troublesome at the first race of the season. This year it was the quali-fying. But then, about 45 minutes before the qualifying was due to start, SCORE announced that it wasn't going to happen. Fish had decided to call it off for a couple of reasons. The main one being the problem of traffic control up at the·end of the infield loop. Teams were still pulling in, tow-Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch teamed in Allen's Jimco to take the win in Class 1/ 2-1600, by a margin of 35 seconds. ing trailers, moving motorh9mes and a small army of vehicles across the tail end of the infield track where the quali-fying runs were.supposed to end. The potential for an accident was high, and the manpower for controlling traffic was low. And, besides that, Fish didn't think most of the racers wanted the qualifying, and he said it should have been decided upon much ear-lier, that there hadn't been enough notice. He is thinking of trying it in the future, possibly at Primm, where the infield portion of the course is not in the traffic pattern. Thursday night, just after sunset, it was time for the Laughlin Leap. There were five classes of competition, and the first prize in each was $3000, with a $ 1000 purse for second place. The grandstands and VIP tent had a good crowd to watch the fun as each driver took a turn at the record. When the Trophy Trucks hit the take-off point they're usually at about 75 to 80 miles an hour, which looks even faster in the close confines of the short course. The winner in the Big Truck group was Mike Dondel in his new Nye Frank built Chevy. He jumped a total of 130 feet and five inches. Jason Baldwin was second in that division at 127' 8". In Class 1 it was John Marking in his Chevy powered Jimco, at 129', and Waye Lugo's Ford powered Stewart, with Craig Stewart driving, was sec-ond with a jump of 113' 2". Stewart entertained the crowd on his first run by setting off a couple of big fireworks that were attached to the back of his cab, just as he reached the peak of the jump ramp. In the Small Truck division it was Doug Siewert in his Chevy, with a jump of 103' 6", and Cody Kruger was sec-ond in his Ford, at 101' 8". In the Large C.C. Open Wheel group it was David Kordonowy, in a Fast Track, who jumped 100' 3", and second went to Vic Bruckmann in a Jimco, at 95'. In the Small C.C. Open Wheel di-vision Bobby Altamirano flew is Jimco VW 75' 10" for first place and Brian Jeffrey in another Jimco VW, went 7 5' 7". In the past the pit crew challenge has been on the same night as the jump, which made for a really long day. This time they planned it for Fri-day afternoon, after the course recon-naissance was finished. It was a much better plan, and drew a bigger contin-gent of teams. Each team had to pull its vehicle up onto a square of indoor/ outdoor carpeting, where the crew of five waited with two spares, two air-guns and a jack. All.four tires had to be changed, but every team was al-lowed to use just four lug nuts, to even things up. Some tams jacked their cars up front and rear, but most did it one side at a time. There was an inter-esting variety of approaches to the problem, and it was entertaining to watch. Most of the teams had been doing some practicing. In the Open Wheel division the win went to the team of Ken Stroud, for making the tire change in 48.35 sec-onds. They earned a prize of $3000. Jason Lakin's 5-1600 team took sec-ond place with a time of 57.22 sec-onds, and a purse of $1500, while Troy Herbst's team won $500 for fin-ishing in 1:00:43. Some teams got the work done quickly, but loose lug nuts earned pen-alty seconds, and peeling out off of the carpeted area was also good for a penalty. In the Truck division, Rick D. Johnson's team won, with a time of 56.66 seconds. Tim Herbst's crew took second place in 57.22, and Alan Pflueger's Protruck team was third, at 1: 12:50. It wasn't quite like NASCAR pit work. But there were some similari-ties. We saw crew members drop lug nuts, trip over the air hose and even run into the rear end of their own race cars. But they seem to get better every year. Once all the preliminaries were over the serious racing began at about 6:3 5 on Saturday morning, just as the sun appeared over the mountains of the east. It w as barely light enough to see, but the Class 5 cars, 5-1600s, 9s and lls were off and running. The weather was dry, but cold and windy. It was great for the racers who needed the breeze to clear the dust, but it was cold for the spectators. Jeff Dickerson got Jimmy Nuckles to do half the driving in his Ford Protruck and the two share the-same exciting driving style, which made an unbeatable team this time. Mike and Dale Dondel unveiled their new Chevy Trophy Truck, ~n the Laughlin Leap with it and looked great on the course, but a tranny problem put them in the dnf column. In the Class 5 race George Seeley finished the first lap with a two sec-ond lead over Joe Heger, but Seeley forgot about the mandatory stop each racer was to make just after the first infield turn. This put them in front of the scoring team, who had trouble reading numbers if they went past full speed in a group. So, al-though Seeley had the lead, it was only for a nano-second, because when he remembered he should have stopped, he slammed on his brakes, put it in reverse and backed up to the flagman, then when told he could go, he stalled Page a March 2003 Dusty Times

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Bobby Altamirano won the Laughlin Leap contest for small c.c. open Steve Barlow, Ford, raced hard in his Protruck, but couldn't quite wheel cars with a flying leap of 75' 10•. The effort was good for catch the winning team. At the end of the weekend he was a minute $3000. · and eight seconds back in second place. Vic-Bruckmann drove his SCORE Lite Jimco as hard as he knew how, but couldn't shake off a tough challenge from Ickier. He finished the close and exciting race in second place. briefly, and lost about 15 seconds with ond cushion. Seeley was second, fol-certainly, noone at the front of the all that. (It must have felt like 15 min- lowed by Griffith and Hines. pack gave either of them a thought. utes to Seeley.) In fairness, it must be When Sunday rolled around the Brian Jeffrey had his Jimco in third, said that the flag team wasn't yet up weather was still cool, but there was and EricAllen had his Jimco in fourth to snuff either. They had just the start/ no wind. The course was chewed up another six seconds back, followed by finish gentleman standing there with from the day before, there was more Travis Fletcher, in a Baja Shop chas-a flag in his hand. But a red-eyed racer dust, and it was hanging. All four sis. The first five or six cars in this class needs a bit of warning usually, and Class 5 cars returned, and Shawn were running a lap in less than 15 after Seeley's goof the crew wised up McCallum was driving instead of minutes. and stationed a couple of advance Heger. He put the car out in front At the end of the second lap Jef-flagmen with yellow flags to slow down and stayed there. Seeley, blinded by frey had the lead, with six seconds on the racers as they came around the the dust, followed him around, but Fletcher, who was seven seconds on turn. They waved them fairly vigor- couldn't quite catch him. Griffith got Allen. Then it was Hendrickson and ously, and the start/finish man was only one lap completed this time, and Castro. There was more traffic on more assertive with his red flag also. Heger and McCallum took the win, course now, as the faster cars began to That worked fairly well for the bal- saying they'd had a perfect two days. catch up with slower classes. Mike del ance of the weekend, but some racers They we re happy to finally get a Laugh-Col was chasing down Jose Estolano couldn't see them even under those lin finish, notto mention the win. See-on this lap, when Estolano endoed conditions. In particular, racers who'd ley was second for the weekend, and his car right in front of him. Del Col raced at Laughlin in the past when Hines was third. plowed right into the Estolano car there had been no stop at the timing/ The 1/2-1600 cars ran in the first while it was standing upright on its scoring area tended to forget about event also, with an entry.of 17 racers. rear. His car stopped suddenly, but it. At the end of the first lap Dave Hen- Estolano went over a couple more In any event, Heger went into the drickson had his second-from-the-rear times. Del Col was high-centered and lead and Seeley never recovered. Steve starting two seater in the lead by four watched anxiously to see if Estolano Griffith ran third and Dale Hines was seconds, and it was Ernie Castro, Jr., was okay. To his surprise the driver fourth. At the end of their four laps in a Chenowth, who' cl started right fired up the car and started moving Heger had the victory, with a 40-sec- behind him, in second place. Almost down the course. Del Col needed spec-An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, Caesars & Baily's tator help to get unstuck, but then he ished third, and Jeffrey dropped to went on also, although he says his car fourth with Fletcher in fifth. All but is now 12 inches shorter than it had three of them got all the laps done. been, and_ his co-driver had sore knees When they came back out on Sun-after slamming into the race radio, day morning they were all there. This which destroyed it. Estolano may have time, with the course rougher and the been ready to go on, but apparently dust hanging, there were almost no his car wasn't. After about an hour it lap times less than 15 minutes. Adam straggled in, lookingverymisused, and Pfankuch was driving Allen's carnow, of course, out of time. James Golden and he put it into the lead. Castro came around looking as if he'd been ran second, and Gerardo Iribe, driv-upside down als.o. ing in a buggy for the first time after The racing stayed close. At the end years in a 5-1600, ran third, with Jef-of three Jeffrey still had only six sec-frey in fourth and Hendrickson fifth. onds on Fletcher. Hendrickson was On the second lap Pfankuch ticked up to third, Castro was fourth and . off the only sub-15 minute lap, at Allen ran fifth. Castro was having 14:54, and moved into the lead. trouble with traffic and was feeling Castro was second, Fletcher still third himselfbecome irritated and cranky. and Jeffrey and Iribe were in a dead On the last lap Hendrickson really heat for fourth and fifth. And all the poured it on, knocked 18 seconds off other cars were still running strong, his previous quick time and recorded feeling their way through the dust. It the fast lap for the class at 14:17, and must have been a welcome relief each moved into the lead. Allen's last lap time they came into the well-watered was the second fastest, at 14:22, and infield section, for the racers to get a he moved up to finish in second place. good look at who was in front and Castro, steaming a:bout not being a:ble behind them. to pass a stubborn competitor, fin- Continued on page 10 ____ ""..._._ __ o_~ Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages Dusty Times @~tr Flamingo & The Strip 1-888-227-2279 The Place Las Vegans Call Home'" West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-402-6278 March 2003 West Tropicana & Arville 1-800-675-3267 Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages ~anr~ .. Alta & Rampart 1-877-677-7111

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At the erid of the third lap they were stringing out a bit and Pfankuch had a full 30 seconds on Castro. Jef-frey had moved up to third, another 35 seconds back, and Fletcher was fourth, nine seconds later, with lribe hot on his rear bumper in fifth. And still, all the others were running. Hen-drickson, who'd looked so good on Saturday, was having what he feltwas probably a motor problem, and ran about 10th. Nobody did much passing, it was nearly impossible in the dust, and at the Sunday finish it was Pfankuch, Castro, Aetchei:,Jeffreyand lribe. But when Saturday and Sunday times were added together, the order was a little different. Allen and Pfankuch had-the weekend win by 35 seconds. Castro was second, Jeffrey was third, Hetcher was fourth and Hendrickson took fifth place. · Dale Ebberts drove his Toyota powered Class 1 Jimco both days, had absolutely no problems with it and. went home with the weekend win, a big improvement over last year. The 5-1600 cars ran in this group also. There were 11 of them, all look-ing capable. But Hector Garcia didn't get that first lap done. Jeffrey Sack went into the lead on the first lap, with Brent Shermak, a native of Bull-head City, in second place by just five seconds. Ruben Garcia was third, 13 seconds later, and in fourth it was Mario Reynoso.Jason Lakin had his exceptionally neat car in fifth place. This class was running 1_6 and 17 minute laps, except for Ruben Guti-errez, Jr., who had a major problem on his first lap, i:hat took 54 minutes, or time enough for three laps. On the second lap Shermak went into the lead, with four seconds on Damen Jefferies wins overall at Nevada I 000 on Team Gordon Wheels Sack. Reynoso moved up to third, Garcia was fourth and Lakin was still fifth. Brian Church had problems and fell by the wayside. The third lap times were similar and Shermak stayed firm in front He now had 26 seconds on Sack, who was two and a half min-utes up on Reynoso. Lakin was now fourth and Ernie Negrete moved into fifth as Garcia lost about two min-utes and two positions. Shermak recorded the only sub-16 minute lap on his fourth time around, at 15:57. He took the Satur-day win by 55 seconds. Behind him it was Sack, Reynoso, Lakin and Negrete. Besides Garcia and Church, Gutierrez was also unable to do all four laps. In sixth place, in Dale Smith's car, passenger Allen Gibney 7 7" RG.O 1 race wheel available in 0 race lock or street lock for all Chevrolet and Ford truck applications 15" RG.02 race wheel available in race lock or street lock for VW applications. 7" and 3.5" widths available. Specializing in Off~Rood wheels*, bodvwork and steering systems.-•mn for lealer nearest you was getting a fine pre-run for his later stint in his own Class 10 car. On Sunday they all returned ex-cept Hector Garcia. This time it was Negrete who couldn't get the first lap done, so the field was down to nine cars. Lap times were 18 minutes for the most part, as they battled the rough terrain and the dust. Shermak found Saturday's groove and went right into the lead, followed by Ruben Gutier-rez, Jr., the Ruben Garcia, Jeffrey Sack and Jason Lakin's co-driver, Todd Cunningham. Dale Smith had a long-ish lap and then got no more done. On the second lap it was Shermak, Ruben Garcia, Sack and then Cun-ningham and Gutierrez tied for fourth and fifth. Church was having prob-lems, and Laine Knecht had rolled his Team Gordon 2980 East Miraloma Ave Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone(714}632-0013 Fax(714)632-0311 TEAMGORDON.COM Mar.:ch ::Z_OQ~_ Robby Fallers kept his Class 8 Chevy Silverado truck together and his luck stayed good through both days, so he ended the weekend with the win. car and lost about 11 minutes getting Velazco also drove a Chenowth. On going again. Saturday Tapert led all the way, gradu-By the end of the third lap they'd ally pulling a little more ahead each settled into their final order. It was lap. He had the quick lap at 16:51 on Shermak, whose son, Christopher his fourth loop, and took the win by rode with him both days, in front. a minute and 35 seconds. Then came Garcia, Gutierrez, Cun-On Sunday, in the dust and with ningham and Sack. The rest were all the rougher course, they were about a wounded, but still persisting. They fin-minute a lap slower, but still ran in . ished in that order, and surprisingly the same order relative to each other. every one of them did a less than 18 Once again, Tapert had the fast lap minute lap on the last lap, as some of on Lap 4, at 17:59, but this time he the other classes were already off the took the win by only 17 seconds. course and traffic thinned,. Gutierrez Ta pert was the winner for the week-had the fast time for the group at end, but both said they'd had a lot of 17:20, but it wasn't enough to gain a fun. position. It was Shermak, Garcia, Class 11 was part of this group also, Gutierrez, Cunningham and Sack at and they ran only two laps, which they the finish. though was not enough. There were And when the scorekeepers added four of them on Saturday morning, the two day total, the winning team and Scott Pellerin recorded the fast was, to no-one's surprise, the lap for the day in this class at 18:49 Shermaks, by 2:48. Sack was second, on his first lap. Fernando Flores, Eric Lakin and Cunningham were third, Solorzano and Chris Woodward fol-Ruben Garcia took fourth and lowed him around on that lap. Reynoso was fifth. Thanks to roll-But on Lap 2 Woodward disap-overs and other escapades, ~11 of the peared, never to appear again. So it others had lost at least one lap, and was Pellerin taking the win, even were non-finishers. though his second lap was slower than Class 9 ran in this group, ·but it the others'., and Flores in second was just barely a class. Originally there place, followed by Solorzano in third. were four entries, but only two made Only three seconds separated Pellerin it to the race track. Ken Tapert was and Flores and Solorzano was just there in his Chenowth and Arturo another 29 seconds back. Joe Heger and Shawn McCallum drove their ve,y tough Class 5 car to the win, glad to finally get the results at Laughlin that they've tried for several times. Ken and Don Moss brought their Ford Bronco down from the Sacramento area to race, and completed their required six laps in good time, to go home with a victory. Dus~y Tim~s I

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had been made illegal for Class 7S just a week or two before the event by a change in the class rules. Rick Taylor had planned to race his Ford in this event, but as he started out for his "pre-run" his camshaft broke and ru-ined his weekend. Craig Turner and his Ford held the lead at the end of the first lap, with Shawn Wanzek in second in another Ford and then Siewert third in the Chevy. Scott Pellerin's troubles came after the race, but a protest was disallowed and he kept his hard won Class 11 victory. Mark Post and Jerry Whelchel shared the driving in Post's Ford Trophy Truck, both looked great, and at the end of the weekend, they were the winners. On the second lap Turner ticked off the quick time for the class on Sat-urday, with a lap of 12:3-5. ltwas still Wanzek and Siewert in second and third. But on the third lap Turner disappeared when he tore the teeth off a rear gear. That left Wanzek in the lead, with about two minutes on Siewert, and Cody Kruger moved up to third in his Ford. Michael Becker was sidelined when the rear end in his The odd thing was that these cars had a 65 minute time limit while all the others in this first group had 80 or 85 minutes. Even if they'd done 20 minute laps they could have fin-ished laps in their 65 minute limit. They could easily have done three laps if SCORE had given them 75 or 80 minutes. Apparently they were justi-fied if! complaining about having only a two lap race. On Sunday there were only three of them, and this time they did run 20 and 21 minute laps. Pellerin had the fast time again, on the first lap, at 20-26, and was followed by Flores and Solorzano. Flores was quick on Lap 2, but it wasn't enough to edge Pellerin out of the win. Somebody tried to take away his win by protesting him on technical grounds, and for a brief moment he was dq'd, until cooler hea.,ds prevailed and it was noted that nothing was ille-gal with his fan shroud. It was just that it was such an old fan shroud that it had no heater ducts (the car originally belonged to Dave Hendrick-son, and. he built the motor), which was apparently not something the oth-ers had seen before. Pellerin was quickly reinstated, and the protest fee was his to pocket along with the purse. Flores was second for the weekend, Solorzano third and Woodward was a dnf. The Sportsman Buggies also ran in the first event, and theywere given a three lap race. Both had VW pow-ered buggies, butArthur Basile's Chen-owth didn't get the first lap finished. Jonathan Busse drove his Raceco around fairly quickly, his fast lap the first, at 15:07, and after surviving some problem on lap 2 that cost six minutes, took Saturday's win. On Sunday Basile made it back to the track and both cars completed all three laps, though Basile lost about 14 minutes (nearly a full lap) with some problem on Lap 2. Jeffrey Busse was driving this time, and got the win, giv-ing the team the weekend win also. The second event on the track was another assortment of classes, with Classes3, 7, 7S, Stock Full and Stock Mini and Sportsman Truck. Classes, 3, 7S, Stock Full and Stock Mini were to do three laps, while Class 7 ran four. They had a time limit of 85 min-utes. The Sportsman Truck class ran with this group also, but since only Ivan Loomis andhs externally caged little truck showed up it was a moor point. Loomis did get one lap done, and then as he landed off the infield jump on his second lap he broke some-thing. When he got into the sweeper left hand turn the vehicle climbed the berm and turned turtle. It had bro-ken something terminally, and didn't get any more laps done on Saturday nor could it make it back on Sunday. 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Ernie Castro, Jr. drove a come-from-behind race in his Chenowth 1600, and finished the weekend in a hard-earned second place. Brian Collins gave rides to his kids, Brian, Jr. and Courtney, as he piloted his Chevy Trophy Truck to third place in the fiercely competitive class. Dennis Hunter drove his Honda powered Dunrite to second place in the biggest class of the weekend, Class 10. He was only 55 seconds back at the end of the two days. Wanzek' s fourth lap was only two Kruger. cided to race with Class 7 on Sunday. At the end of the first lap Wanzek was in the lead, with Siewert's truck sec-ond, but this time Brue<! Landfield was driving. In third it was Kruger and Turner, who'd dnfd on Saturday, and decided not to push it on Sun- Becker was fifth and Dan Chamlee, seconds slower than Turner's fast one, On Sunday they all came and he finished the race in good shape back, with one extra. It seems that Ja-and in front. 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Kruger was third and Chamlee fourth. All the rest werednfs. On Saturday there were four 7S trucks and Jason Hutter put his Toyota into the lead with five seconds on Bob Graham and Mike Horner in their Toyota. In third it was Cody Swanty in a Jeep, and Bob Land ran fourth in a Chevy S 10. Hutter continued to run at a good pace and held the lead, followed by Swanty and then Land as Graham and Homer broke an axle in the in-field and were done for the weekend. Hutter had another 16 minute lap to take the win, with Land moving up to second as Swanty lost about eight minutes with carburetion problems. But in the post race tech some illegal detail was found in Hutter's truck and they dq'd him. That's when he switched to the Class 7 race for Sun-day. The dq put Land into the winner's circle in his "antique" truck, with Swanty in second place. They were the only finishers. On Sunday it was just Swanty and Land's truck, with Jim Winovitch at the wheel. He told us that the plan is to update the truck to "make it com-petitive", but in the meantime, they're getting class points. Swanty led all the way, with steady lap times, and Winovitch ran three steady laps also, to get a nice second. When they added up the two day times Swanty went home with the win and Land and Winovitch were second. There were no Stock Mini entries at this event. In the Stock Pro class it was John Griffin in his Hummer and Marc Stein in his Ford. Stein led all the way, his fast time a nice 15:45, and he took the win by about six minutes. On Sun-day when they came back the Hum-mer darn near got Stein off the line, waking up the spectators who hadn't expected to see a diesel look of feisty. Ultimately, Stein got the win again, but Griffin was happy, with his Hmnmer's perfonnance, saying it's a "lot faster" this year. Stein went home with the weekend win for the class. The third event was the Class 10 race, with 20 cars, the biggest class of the weekend. They were to run four laps, with a time limit of80 minutes. What the time limits meant was that if a driver was even one second over the allotted time, the last lap wouldn't count at all. At the end of the first lap Eli Yee brought his Honda Jimco around in the lead, but he didn't know it. He was shaking his head negatively, and signaling to friends and family that the car was in trouble. It turns out he was stuck in second gear. But he had a Dusty Times

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lead of 11 seconds. Harley Letner ran second in a Honda Chenowth, and Sean Sessa was third in a Toyota Jirnco, while Ron Dalke was fourth in a Toyota powered Tatum. In fifth place it was Dennis Hunter in a Honda powered Dunrite, and Smitty Schmidt ran sixth in his Honda Chen-owth. Allen Gibney, who had planned ahead and pre-run by riding in that 5-1600 car, didn'.t finish the first lap with is VW powered Fast Track. His two friends, Dennis and David Kor-donowy, driving the same kind of cars (Dennis won Class 10 last year) were both also out by the end of the sec-ond lap, with unknown disasters. David had won the Leap contest for the Limited Open Wheel class, so per-haps something had happened then and not been discovered before the race. Jason Hunter, Dunrite, finished the lap with no left front tire. Ron Brookshire was in Kenny Stroud's Class SCORE Lite car, which he'd rented be cause his own Class 10 VW Jimco had blown its motor in prac-tice. He said Stroud was "really nice" to help him out. Things changed a little on Lap 2, and Letner putted into the lead, with 16 seconds on Yee. Sessa was still third, with Dalke, Hunter and Schmidt still following in order. This group was running mostly 13 minute plus laps, but a few dipped down into the 12 minute range from time to time. Yee was still stuck in second. Martin Chris-tensen was playing a catch-up game, since his shifter had come apart be-fore he got to the first rum in the infield. He'd jammed the car into a gear and headed for his pit where they welded it back together, but he'd lost about eight or nine minutes. He was trying so hard to catch up that all his Brent Shermak, who lives just across the river in Bullhead City, had a great weekend, and with his son, Christopher, riding, took the Class 5-1600 victory. laps were less than 13 minutes after SCORE event it is legal to change thatfirstone. motors overnight. Yee's motor On the third lap Letner still led, builder, Kenny Major, was worried and he had 36 seconds on Yee. Then that his four laps in second gear on it was Sessa, Hunter, Schmidt and Saturday might not have done his Dalke. But Letner's motor was start- motor any good. Yee put his car into ing to sound sick, and there'd been a the lead on Lap 1, with Dennis Hunter little smoke. Schmidt was having a second, Letner and his junk motor great run, except that he'd swallowed third and George Smith, in Schmidt's his gum. On that third lap Jason car in fourth place, followed by Rick Hunter had recorded the fast lap for Geiser in Sean Sessa's car. Everybody the class for the day, at 12: 18, but else got through that first lap, and for then he lost about six minutes on the the most part they were running well. next lap and dropped way back. Yee recorded the fast lap for his Letner was down to two cylinders heat on Lap 2, at 12:23, aqd his lead on the last lap, and Yee climbed back had increased to 52 seconds. But now to the front. He took the win, surpris- it was Dennis Hunter in second place ing himself, with 21 seconds on Let-as Letner' s replacement motor started ner. Then it was Dennis Hunter, to go away. Smith up to third, Geiser Schmidt, Sessa and Dalke. was fourth and Clay Flippin in his When they came back on Sunday VW Jimco. He had a 1776cc Type N there were only 15 cars. Yee had motor which he felt was a "little un-worked on his transmission and Let-derpowered." ner had bought a "junk" motor for Letner never got a third la,p done. $150 and installed it. For this one Yee was sending unhappy signals to Marc Stein drove his Ford to the win in Class Stock Full on both days, to go home with the weekend victory. his family again, but he held on to his lead. He had give seconds on Dennis Hunter, and then it was Smith, Gei-ser and Flippin. And they stayed in that order to the finish. It turned out that Yee's car was stuck in gear again, but at least it had been third gear this time, ad not quite so worrisome. He took the win, with just eight seconds on Dennis Hunter. Smith was an-other 18 seconds back, and then came Geiser and Flippin. Jason Hunter didn't make his fourth lap when his motor started to go south. When the two days were added up, the final result was a win for Yee. He had 55 seconds on Dennis Hunter O~son's dad), who, at age 60, said, "sometimes your age does catch up with you." Schmidt and Smith earned third place, and said it had been a true team effort. Schmidt also said, "lt makes me feel like my first desert race at 19 years old, even though I'm 50." Smitty came back to racing last year after a layoff of 20 years. He's become eloquent with age, and of rac-ing at Laughlin, he said, "There's something about Laughlin. It must be the intensity. The 'no room for mis-takes'. At Laughlin I squeeze the wheel harder, I wedge myself into the seat harder, I strain my eyes harder. At Laughlin you do everything harder, and you do it all in less than an hour. Now- that's intense!" Sessa and Gei-ser were fourth, saying "we got beat", and in fifth it was Ken Browne and Flippin. A total of eight cars were dnfs in this class. The fourth race was for the Tro-phy Trucks, and on Saturday it was still windy at 11:l0a.m., when the first green flag flew. There were 12 firebreathers, but one of them, the Number 15 of Jim Beaver, was a Class 8 truck in actuality. His new Trophy Truck won't be ready until a few months down the road, so he was driv-Contin ue don page 14 FLIPPIN RACIN_ M/T® Baja at SNO;;;·,i;i:r . - . -,. .,,, ., . ,i. --~ ~ - - , --:~----, .,.,. .,,,,. ; - - -., ~ · . ~,t. . .J Dusty Times March 2003 Page 13

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. ' Brian Jeffrey had his Jimco 1/2-1600 car worl<ing hard at Laughlin, Rick Johnson and Rob Reinertson had their weekend cut short David Kordonowy flew his Fast Track chassis Class 10 car high and and took a third in the two-day race, and a second place in the when their Ford Protruck tore a corner off on a rock on Saturday. But far to win the Large c. c. Open Wheel division with a distance of 100' Laughlin Leap contest. they did win the Pit Crew Competition in the truck division 3". He earned $3000 for his flight. ing his old Class 8 so he could get class five of them within 23 seconds of each For this heat he had his son, Brian, it, because Mike Dondel was only four ing, something being wafted into the points. All the rest were full on Tro- other. Mike and Dale Dondel's new Jr.," riding in that middle seat. there seconds behind him. Rob MacCach- cab from a breather, and not a sign phy Trucks. Missing from the fray was Chevy (clad in metal-flake blue) was were just 38 seconds separating first ren was now driving Vildosola's truck, of imminent disaster. Sourapas had the Ford of Dave Ashley and Dan leading, but Gary Dirck's Ford was from fifth place. In fact, only a minute and he held third place, followed by dropped to sixth, his Vdrive "makin' Smith, a late withdrawal, apparently only three seconds behind them. and 18 seconds separated first from Baldwin and then Sourapas. Only 13 a lot of noise." He was now just hop-having lost their support from Op- Dondel's time of 11:2 was the fast lap ninth. We've omitted Beaver from the seconds separated first from fifth. ing for a finish. Gray was still limping tima Batteries. for this class. In third it was Jason Bald-calculations, because he wasn't driv- Roger Gray's truck was back, but along. Travis Coyne had apparently The drag race starts are great fu~ win, in his Ford, followed by Steve ing a real Trophy Truck. His lap times wasn't handling well, apparently some been on his head on the first lap in in this class, and the spectators come Sourapas in another Ford. Sourapas were atleast three minutes slower each shock problem left over from Robby Gordon's ex-truck, but he was to their feet, craning their necks to see was discovering that the overheating time. For the spectators this meant Saturday's endo. Collins had his 16 coming around lap after lap, though who gets whom before that first turn. problem that plagued him in the Baja about 10 minutes of quiet on the year old daughter, Courtney, riding fairly gingerly. Collins was having There's often some rubbing on the 1000 had not been solved as he'd course, followed by about three min- in his middle seat this time. He was trouble too. He said every time he hit straight stretch, but everyone made it thought. Tim and Ed Herbst were utes of exhilarating action as the wh9le giving both kids rides this weekend to a hole the truck wanted to run right out of the infield this year and into fifth in their Ford. field came around. In between they get them used to the sport. Both Brian on left, the brakes were locking up and the desert. Buttheydidn'tallmake it It was all different on lap 2. For couldeithergogetahotdog, or watch Jr., and Courtney plan to be racing in he had no power. He'd had a front back. Roget: Gray got three miles into one thing, neither Dircks nor Dondel the fun on that big screen TV in the a limited class in SNORE races next flat at the end of the second lap. the race and en,doed is Chevy, embar- came around again. It's unknown infield. year. Ultimately, Post took the win with rassing himself somewhat, because what happened to Dircks, but the Marty Coyne had a flat rear tire On the second lap Baldwin moved a fine performance. He was just four he'd said his aim was to "get to the Dondels reported a lost transmission. and lost a bunch of time, and Gus into the lead, and he now had eight seconds in front of the Herbs ts who finish line." Roger and his dad, Bob, The Herbst truck was in the lead now Vildosola's hood was flapping up. seconds on Post. Dondel was third, finished on a rear flat. They said it were okay, but the truck wasn't doing a~d Baldwin ran second. Sourapas The Herbsts were parked for about MacCachren was fourth and Soura-hadn't been flat very long, but it was any more racing on Saturday. The was third, Jerry Whelchel, in Mark . four minutes on the third lap, with pas was fifth. It was still a tight battle shredded. In third it was MacCach-lead five trucks came back around in Post's Ford, was fourth and Brian an overheating problem. The TV cam-and all he trucks ha:d completed the ren in Vildosola' struck, then Dondel just under 12 minutes. And there were Collins ran fifth in his three seater. eraman had them in view so the spec-second lap. and Collins. But Dondel did suffer .-----------------------------~ tators enjoyed being able to see what Steinberger's truck, with Jesse Jones the consequences of that non-stop on Cody Swanty had his Jeep lookin' good both days and came away from Laughlin with the Class 7S weekend win. PIKES service center Baker, California Celebra~ing 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ..• T ... ANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours M ··b•li!D 0 · I SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 14 had happened to the lead truck as at the wheel, didn't come around at lap 1, and the officials bumped him they watched the new leader charge the end of the third lap, or ever again. back to 10th place with a time pen-through the infield. Sourapas lost a But Post had got tl1e lead again. He'd alty. That moved Collins into fourth couple of bolts on the v-belt, one of had the fast lap for this session, at and Sourapas was then fifth. which went right through the dash. 12:02. Baldwin was just three seconds When the two days worth of ties He was finished for the day. At the behind him, and now the Herbsts had been added together, the winner end of the third lap Baldwin had the were up to third. Baldwin had a bro-was the team of Post and Whelchel. lead, with Whelchel second, Collins ken rear limiter strap as he passed Vildosola and MacCachren were sec-third and Scott Steinberger in fourth through the infield on his way to his ond, Collins was third, Tim and Ed place in his Ford. Vildosola was fifth, last lap, and observers familiar with Herbst were fourth and Baldwin fin-actually out in front of the pack and his driving style didn't think that boded ished fifth. Beaver, in his Class 8 truck enjoying clean air, in his Ford. well for a finish. Dondel had dropped ended the weekend with sixth place Baldwin finished that third lap to fourth. He was in trouble with the points and Marty and Travis Coyne with a rear flat and his lead evapo- officials, because at the end of the first were seventh. The rest were non-fin-rated. Whelchel moved up to the front lap he sailed right past the "manda- ishers. and took the win, finishing just nine toryfullstoparea".and the gentleman The fifth race of the day was for seconds in front of Collins who was with the red flag, as if there was noth- the Class 1 cars. There were 18 entries second. In third it was Steinberger, ing there. Obviously, it hadn't oc-and a ton of talent. And they were in Baldwin hacf dropped to fourth and curred to his brother to mention the terrific condition apparently, because Vildosola was fifth. required stop to him. At the end of all 18 made it around the ttack at· They all came back for Sunday's the next lap he got the message least three tin1es. This group had four heat. Even the Dondel truck was re-(George, the starter, all but threw his laps to do, with a 75 minute time limit. paired. It's an interesting truck, even body on the course to get him to no-Like the Trophy Trucks, they ran a lot without that metal-flake finish. It rice the flag) and he remembered each oflaps in under 12 minutes, and the boasts a 442 ci 700 hp Chevy.VS, a time after that. Nonetheless, theywere quick lap for this heat belonged to two speed Mogi Powerglide transmis- · promising dire "penalties". Dondel Troy Herbst on the second lap, at sionandaBorgWarnertorque-sens-later said he'd been without brakes 11:16. ing all-wheel-drive transfer case. It also since the second lap. MacCachren was Dale Ebberts put his Toyota J imco has turning brakes. Mike would be fifth and a little worried because he'd into the lead on the first lap, with five driving this time. seen some wisps of smoke that smelled s<!conds on Weyhrich, who ran sec-Mark Post, now driving his own like brake or clutch and wasn't sure ond. Wayne Lugo was third in his Ford truck, had the lead at the end of the what was happening. Eventually he powered Stewart chassis, and Randy first lap, but a hiccup could have cost figured out that it was non-threaten-and Ronny Wilson had their VW Jimco in fourth, followed by Jeff Darland in his Chevy Jimco. Every-Ken Tapert fought off a tough challenge both days, and brought his Chenowth Class 9 car to the finish line the winner, and the weekend winner also. March 2003 body was running with the pack ex-cept for Robert Baldwin, who lost about 17 minutes on that first lap, but kept on On the second lap Ebberts contin-ued to lead, and Weyhrich continued to run second, with Lugo chasing him. Darland moved up to fourth and the Wilsons slipped to fifth as Bob Lof-ton brought his Chevy Jimco into sixth, followed by Chuck Hovey, in a V4 Jimco, in seventh. There was only a minute and 10 seconds separating seventh from first. And the rest of the pack was still running strong. Weyhrich moved into the lead on the third lap, but he had only seven seconds on Ebberts. Then itwa;; Lugo, the Wilsons, Darland, Lofton and Dusty Times

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Bob Lofton drove his Chevy powered Jimco both days, and took home a fine third place in the final standings of the .very tough Class 1 event. Dave Raimonde and Jeff Geiser teamed up in Raimonde's Class B John Marking won the Class 1 Laughlin Leap division with a distance Chevy C1500. A flat tire at a bad point on the course cost a lot, and of 129', but then he had some problems during the race. • they finished the weekend in second place. Hovey, still all looking good. Herbst pulled into his pit briefly at the end of this lap, giving off an aroma redolent of clutch. John Marking had broken a swaybar, and that had holed his ex-haust, which made him think he's bro-ken a valve. The battle continued at the front, and Weyhrich took the win, but he had only one second on Ebberts. Weyhrich had enjoyed good luck for _ once when the start position numbers were drawn, and he went off the line in the front row. Ebberts had been in the fourth row. But on Sunday they would start side by side in Row 1. Lugo finished third, and then it was Darland, Lofton, the Wilsons and Hovey. Most of the cars will looked healthy and only B.J. Richardson, in John Gaughan's Chevy powered Bunderson had failed to finish. They were all back on Sunday. The race started at 12: 10, and the weather was nice with bright sunshine and moderate warmth, but there was no wind at all. The course was really rough by now, and the dust was thick. The grandstands were still full and the troubl~ with the officials anyway. with our 3 .2 liter motor and lack of were fourth and Troy Herbst finished ridge across thewaywas crowded with Ebberts was having a really good power." But he had-two clean days. fifth. vehicles and people also. They were in day and at the end of the second lap His parents, who'd been here last year The next event was a combination for a good show. Right off the start he held his lead. Now he had just about when he rolled the car and finished race, with the Protrucks and Class 8 line, Ebberts was charging hard. He 24 seconds on Troy Herbst. Bob Lof-the day in the hospital while his had trucks on stage at the same time. There· recorded the fast lap for this group ton, in a V8 Chevy powered Jimco, wascheckedoutsaiditwasmuchnicer were 10 of the Protrucks, and Jeff on his firstlap, a sizzling 11:33. ltwas, was tied for third with Stewart, and to see him on the podium. Marking Dickerson put his bright orange Ford of course, a dust free lap for him. Scott in fifth it was McMillin. John Marking was second and Lofton was third. into the lead on the first lap. He had McMillin, in a V8 powered Porter, ran ran sixth, having a little trouble find- Herbst was fourth, McMillin fifth and just nine seconds on Rob Reinertson, second, while Craig Stewart was third ing gears. He later said that he figured B.J. Richardson was seventh. Only in another Ford. In third, five seconds in Lugo' s car. Then there was a tie out if he took his time it would work Herder and Stewart failed to finish. · later it was Grayson Smith, also in a between Mark Weyhrich, who'd taken just fine. Marking was only a minute One little useless tidbit of knowledge Ford, and Al Hogan, in still another over for his brother today, and John and seven seconds behind the lead car. that showed up later, is that Kevin Ford, was fourth. This group ran laps Marking, in his V8 Chevy powered The Weyhrich car had a flat and McMullen, in a Chevy powered Mc-about 13 and a half minutes at the Jimco. Bob Lofton was sixth in his pulled into their pit for a new tire. Mullen (which appeared to some to front of the pack, and except for rac-Chevy powered Jimco. All the cars fin-On the third lap Ebberts came have·too much front brake), had the ers in trouble, it was a very close event. ished the first lap, but John Herder, around like clockwork, and he still led. fastest take off speed off the top of the Dickerson stayed in front, but who was in'Darland's car, had rolled Now he was 49 seconds in front of big infield jump. A radar gun re-Smith moved into second place on over already. Someone was nearby to Herbst, but Herbst had a flat tire to corded most Class ls and Trophy the second lap with Alan Pflueger, one help him get it back on its wheels, but change. Lofton was up to third now Trucks at 75 to 80 mph, but McMul-of the fewChevies, in third place, and he'd lost about seven minutes. Then, and Marking was fourth, followed len took of at 82 mph. Hogan in fourth as Reinertson as he neared the end of pit row on his around by McMillin, then B.J. Rich-When the weekend results were fig-dr6pped to fifth. He was only 18 sec-way out for the second time, the trans- ardson in Gaughan' s car, and in sev- ured, Ebberts was not only the Class onds behind Dickerson. mission wouldn't go into gear. So that enth, Mark Weyhrich. Stewart didn't 1 winner, but he had the fastest two On the third lap things changed was the end for Darland and Herder. get the lap done in Lugo's car, due to day total of all for his 93.6 miles, at again, except at the very front, where Herder had blown by the flagman fuel cell fibers in the fuel filters. 1 :33:31 . Mark and Gary Weyhrich Dickerson had developed a lead of and the red flag at the end of his less Ebberts went on to take the win, were second, Lofton was third, Scott 11 seconds. 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Smitty Schmidt and George Smith finished 3"' in Class 1 0, and credit Jeffrey Sack had mixed luck with his racing, but still managed to their good results to outstanding performance from their team. Smitty Doug Siewert'and Bruce Landfield teamed to drive Siewert's Chevy in Class 7 and came away with second place.· Siewert also won the Small Truck Division of the Leap with a 103' 6" jump. finish in second place after two days of close racing in class 5-1600. specially thanked navigator Cory Brewer. but now Steve Barlow had put his in second place. Now Pflueger had there were only five Class 8 trucks run-Ford into third place and Hogan held moved up to third, Smith was fourth ning. on to fourth. Reinertson was still fifth. and Hogan was fifth. All the rest were On the second lap Fallers recorded But on the next lap he hit a rock in still running, all apparently having no the fast time for this heat at 13:13 the dust and tore off a corner, ending serious problems. The third lap be- and built his lead to just over two min-his race early. longed to Nuckles also, and his lead Ute$, and now it was Raimondeinsec-Dickerson went on to take the win, grew to 53 seconds. Barlow ran hard ond and Jody Mason, in a Ford, in followed in by Smith, and Barlow, in second place, with Pflueger still third place. Mason, enjoying a who recorded the fast tie for the third, Hogan now fourth and Greg SCOREeventforthefirsttime,drives group at 13:17 on his last lap. Hogan Lewin, in Huffman's truck, was up to with hand controls and was breaking was fourth and Chet Huffman, in fifth as Smith blew a rear seal, and in a new set at this event. another Ford, finished in fifth place. reportedly also had a flat. He lost 10 They continued in the same order Only nine of them came back on minutes. through the third lap, and now Sykes Sunday, the Reinertson truck (actu- Nuckles went on to take the win. disappeared. Fallers had just over two · ally Rick D. Johnson's) not race ready Barlow, Hogan, Pflueger and Lewin and a half minutes lead by now. after Sunday's injuries. followed him in. Nuckles had been On the fourth lap Mason's motor ThistimeJirnmyNuckleswasdriv-without brakes for a while and re-wentaway.Fallerscontinuedhissteady ing Dickerson's truck, which looked ported that "We blew every corner we pace and took the victory by just over like a good match. Nuckles also went had to turn." Hogan opined hat "this three minutes. Raimondewas second, into the lead on the first lap, and Bar-is tougher than the Baja 1000." And and in third place it was Nick and low was chasing him hard, only 16 when the results were added up, the Larry Vanderwey in their GMC Si-seconds back. Nucldes' lap, at 13:20 winner for the weekend was the team erra. Joe Patelli, in a Chevy Blazer, was was the fastest for this heat. Hogan of Dickerson and Nuckles. Then came fourth, and the final finisher. was third, Pflueger fourth and Smith Barlow, Hogan, Pflueger and the team On Sunday only five of them came in fifth. Although the course was of Huffman and Lewin. Only two of back. Mason had no spare motor, and rougher and it was dustier, this group the trucks failed to get a finish. the Vanderweys were also gone, for . didn't slow down much on Sunday. In Class 8, which started right be- some unknown reason. This time That may have been due in part to hind the Protrucks, the Lap 1 lead Broughton made it through the first the fact that there was less traffic on belonged to Robby Fallers in his lap, although he had some kind of the course. With only nine Protrucks Chevy. He had 28 seconds on Dave trouble that cost him four or five min-and six Class 8 trucks, they weren't in Sykes in a Ford. _Dave Raimonde, in utes. Dave Sykes went into the lead trafficallthewayaroundassomeof another Chevy, ran third. Jeff withaboutfivesecondsonJeffGe_iser the other classes were. Broughton's Ford motor didn't in Raimonde's truck, who was 13 sec-On the second lap Nuckles' lead sound too healthy off the start, and onds in front of Fallers who had a was 18 seconds, anditwas still Barlow he never got the lap completed, so flat and since he was ona liner, didn't ... -....i ... ENGINEERJNG, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year 111lali · e Giahows l st Overall -1st Class 1 MDR Lucerne 30·0 TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 Page 16 March 2003 realize it until his pit crew told him to pull in. Patelli was fourth. On the seconc;l. lap Geiser took over the lead, but he had only 28 seconds on Sykes. Fallers was still third and Patelli fourth, while Broughton lost well over 20 minutes and then didn't do any more laps. On the third lap Geiser held his lead, with Sykes 56 seconds behind him. Fallers was still third, followed by Patelli. Sykes really pushed hard on the last lap and recorded the fast time for the heat at 13:21, and moved into the lead. He took the win, reporting that everything had been "perfect." Geiser had a flat about four miles into the lap and drove the rest of the way on it (roughly 7. 7 miles) to finish second about a minute and five seconds later. Fallers was· third, and Patelli disap-peared on that last lap. The weekend win went to Fallers, with Raimonde and Geiser in second. None of the others were finishers. The SCORE Lite class was the fi-nal group to race each day, which meant they got to be nervous until about 3:30 in the afternoon. There were 13 of them, enough to make a good race, and the racing was darned good. Sevent~en year old Brian Ickler had h_is J imco in the lead at the end of the fast lap, with about four seconds on Vic Bruckmann in another Jimco. In third it was Kenny Stroud in the Jimco he and Ron Brookshire had driven in the Class 10 event. In fourth it was Shad Kennedy in a Raceco, and Gus Vildosola, Jr. was fifth in another Jimco. This group was mostly running 14 minute laps, with a fair scattering ofhigh 13 minute runs. Only one en-try, Al Cartlidge in a Penhall, had failed to make it around the first loop. He'd broken a rocket arm. On the second lap Ickler ticked off another lap time exactly the same as. his first, and he held on to his lead. Kennedy moved up to second, about eight seconds behind him, and Brock-mann ran third six seconds later. Stroud was fourth and Vildosola was still fifth. But he was gone on the next lap when the crankshaft broke. The car is Arturo Honold's and this-was Vildosola's first time driving a single seater. The two are to be a team for the 2003 season. On the third lap Ickier had built his lead to 11 seconds, and it was Bruckmann in second again, while Kennedy had settled in at third. Stroud was fourth and Dennis Boyle had amazingly recorded three laps of 14 minutes and 14 seconds each, and was now in fifth place. Except for Cartlidge and Vildosola, everyone else was running and they were all staying really close together. This was another event in which the spectators had time to go to the refreshment stand and then could watch all the cars go He had his Honda Jimco stuck in gear both days, but Eli Yee was still quick enough to finish the weekend with the Class 10 win. Shawn Wanzek had his Class 7 Ford charging hard all weekend, and in spite of a badly bent tie rod took the win both days, to be the weekend winner as well. Dusty Times

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Kenny Stroud and his team took the win in the Open Wheel division Gus Vildosola and Rob MacCachren shared the driving in Vildosola's Gary and Marl< Weyhrich teamed in their Chevy Jimco and with a of the Pit Crew Challenge, changing all four tires in 48.35 seconds. Ford Trophy Truck, which has been reworked recently, and finished first place on Saturday and a second place on Sunday finished the He also took a 5'i' in the SCORE Lite race. the weekend in second place. weekend second in Class 1. -through within about three minutes. Ickier got lead footed on the last lap, recorded the fast time for the heat at 13:44, and took the win. Bruck-mann, who helped Ickier with the set up of his car when he moved from a 1600 to the SCORE Lite class this season, was second, 12 seconds later. Kennedy was third, followed by Boyle and Stroud. All but two of the start-ers finished this race, most of them within three minutes or less of the leader. On Sunday they were all back. Vildosola's crew had been busy. Honold's pre-run motor had been driven up from Mexicali, arrived at dawn and been installed in the race car. This wasn't the optimum power plant for a Laughlin race, since it was made to run on low octane Mexican pump gas while pre-running, but it would at least give Honold a chance to drive in the race. Ickler and Br~ckmann started side by side in the first row and Bruckmann got the hole shot. All . Ickler had to do was stay within the 12 second window and he would be the winner. But Bruckmann had the bit between his teeth, no dust, and he was motivated. It was something of a surprise therefore, when at the end of the first lap Kory Halopoff had the lead in his Henry's Chassis. He was seven seconds up on Bruck-mano, who was second. Ickier, di-rectly behind Bruckmann ori the road, was third, another three sec-onds later, with Kennedy in fourth and Stroud fifth. Almost the same class of characters as Saturday. This time Keith Basse had failed to get the first lap down. Honold was run-ning, but that pre-run motor was performing about as well as ex-pected. • Bruckmann put himself into the lead on the second lap, with Halo-poff second by two seconds, and Ickier one second behind him. Ken-nedy and Stroud came next, with Stroud only a minute behind the lead car. Kennedy had bent a tie rod. Everyone else was still running strong. Once again, the entire field ··oll-Ovet ··Shocks Turn Tacomas Into Precious Metals. The combination of Skyjacker's patent pending Coil-Over mount, Softride TM coils and Platinum Series Coil-Over Shocks gives Toyota Tacomas room to run. This surprisingly simple and complete 3" suspension would charge through within the space of about three minutes, and then there'd be quiet until the lead car could be heard approaching down the long wash. Bruckmann held onto his first on the road position, and Ickier was right behind him at the end of Lap 3, and now had moved into second place on the timing sheet also. Halo-poff dropped to third, Kennedy was fourth and Stroud was fifth. Honold's pre-run motor was start-ing to smoke a little. Bruckmann continued to be the first on the road, and first in this heat, but he knew that Ickier was close enough to him to take the weekend win. They finished first and second, only nine seconds apart. Halopoff was third, 12 seconds later. He'd have done better on Saturday, but had an alternator light come on, and thinking he'd tossed a belt, had stopped and got out to look, losing way too much time for as close a race as it was. And all that was wrong was a bad alternator light. Kennedy fin-package makes way for massive 33" tires and opens the door to off road fun. Turn your Tacoma into "Precious Metal" and explore your surroundings today. To locate the dealer nearest you call 1.866.4 A DEALER ext. 5002 or click on, then Dealer Search Dusty Times March 2003 --.,....,,-------,,.......,----,-----~-~--~-----ished fourth, and Stroud, his right two day total gave Ickier the week-front wheel pointing whichever way end win. Bruckmann was second it wanted but not the way Stroud only three seconds behind him. Halo-wanted, was fifth. All but Basso got poff was third, Kennedy fourth and to the finish line. Bt,1t it was touch Stroud was fifth. The tight, suspense-and go for Honold. He'd broken a ful action of the SCORE Lite race c.v. right at the end of the last lap. So ended the weekend on a high note. he got out to change it, and in his The SCORE 2003 season is off hurry, lost some of the bolts. He got and running now, with the San Fe-back in and made it into the infield lipe 250 coming up in mid March, section and around the first turn, and and then two months later the Baja was about 60 feet from the finish line 500. The Henderson race is on the when the c.v. disengaged and the car calendar for the second year. stopped moving forward. Over on Scheduled for the 10th ofJuly, it's pit row Gus, Jr. was watching and not going to start in the late after-realized what had happened, so he noon this year as it did in its inau-grabbed his helmet and took off run-gural appearance, but will more ning to the car, knowing that no one likely get off the ground at six a.m., could pus except the arm-banded while the weather is somewhat drivers. Honold was already pushing, cooler. The Primm race will be on but it was .a slight uphill and he was September 19th, and it'll be inter-having a tough time. Vildosola joined esting to see if SCORE tries to have him and the two pushed it across the a couple of the classes qualify for finish line to take the checkered flag start position there. It could be fun and be the final finisher of the week- to watch. And, as always, SCORE end. finishes the season with their Baja The score keepers worked their 1000, this year scheduled for the magic, and to no-on!'!'s surprise, the 13th of November. . _-., .. 3" Kit Also Available With Optional Full Height Replacement Rear Springs Page 17

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71ST WRC RALLYE AUTOMOBILE MONTE CARLO Loeb/Citroen Take _season Opener By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen Xsara to a great win at the season opener for 2003. Citroen swept the board at Monte Carlo after taking over the lead on the second day. The original leader· was Marcus Granholm (Peugeot) who had an advantage, running first car on the road at the start, but he gradually slipped back, finishing 11th at the final flag. Just as Loeb was about to seize tf1e lead, Granholm slid off the road, lost a lot of time when he had to stop and replace a bent steering arm. Gronholm's Peugeot team-mate, Burns was having trouble with the wrong shocks and tire setup in the slippery conditions and struggled to finish in fifth. Second place was Colin McRae, his best result ever on this event, followed by Carlos Sainz. Cit-roen swept the first three places! The main event sensation was the elimination of both works Subaru's, both as the result of crashes. Now with their new Im-preza cars, they were the only team with new cars on this event. Now that the WRC champi-onship does not go to Africa, ·the 2003 season started with the event that is now generally accepted to be the most chal-lenging on the calendar. This traditional wintertime asphalt event, based in the Alpes Maritimes is the longest running event in the world rally champi-onship and the weather contin-ues to be the determining fac-tor. Due to the wide range of possible weather conditions, the FIA allows teams to nominate four alternative tread patterns for use on this event, instead of two. Once again, the Monte Carlo qualified for the Junior WRC, with man.y new drivers in the series, and this event was the first of seven world rallies in 2003 to be held in Mediterra-nean countries. None of the stages were ex-actly the same as held in 2002. The famous Sisteron Stage was missing, and the event returned to roads in the region of Gap. Tallard (the airfield south of Gap) was used as the Service Park on the Friday instead of Digne les Bains. There was the usual ceremonial start on Thursday evening in Monte Carlo, but this year the cars could be transported to Tallard, ready for the restart on Friday morning. Once again, entries were limited to 60 cars and Group N cars were not ac-cepted. A change in regulation states that cars will be scored down to eighth, not sixth, eli-gible finisher. JWRC will have seven, not six qualifying rounds and has a maximum age limit for the first time. With the with-drawal of Mitsubishi for the se-ries, the arrival full time for Cit-roen has kept the number of championship teams to six, only three of them fielding the full three car teams. Four of the six teams were sporting new color schemes. The Peugeot's were technically un-changed but they had all turned red in color! Ford launched the youngest team seen-yet in world rallying, headed by 27 year old Markko Martin, supported by 22 year old Francois Duval, with a sponsored entry for 22 year old Mikko Hirvonen, who had entered only three world rallies to date. The team had switched from Pirelli to Miche-lin tires and their colors were essentially white with blue, the end of the Martini sponsorship. Citroen were now red with blue and Hyundai had a temporary gray and red motif, waiting for the new Shell Group sponsor-ship arrangement and Skoda had the same arrangement with . Shell. Subaru's colors were un-changed but the car itself was. They were the only team to present a 2003 version WRCar at the event. Their main aim was to will Tommi Makinen to his fifth successive vic-tory on the same full world championship event. Skoda were one of only two teams to • boast new top drivers for 2003, with the re-turn to regular com-petition for Didier Auriol, the 1994 world champion. Skoda announced their three year com-mitment to the world rally program and hoped the new car would be homolo-gated and in action in the last third of the season. Citroen wel-comed Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae, ex-iled from Ford through a financial famine. In the JWRC driv-ers faced for the fi:rst Brice Tirabassi and Jaques-Julien Renucci took the JWRC win at Monte Carlo in their Renault Clio. time a maximum age limit, they must have been born in 1974 or later. Two entries had already withdrawn from the series, now there was a total of-26 JWRC who would start the event, from 17 different coun-tries, run by 17 preparation teams, but only 22 were at the start line. Simon Jean-Joseph, who beat all the JWRC cars on thr Network Q Rally and was the fastest S 1600 in Greece last year was entered in a works Renault Clio. Traditionally, the uncertain weather conditions are the most daunting circumstances of the event and this affected the tire companies more than ever! They have to plan for a wide variety of conditions on the same set of tires. Most of the rally is grouped into two stages between service. Thus, predicting condi-tions on the second of two stages is very complicated. Monte Carlo is unique in hav-ing a variety of surfaces on the same stage, it is in fact, a mixed surface rally and you must al-ways make compromises with your choice of tires. Technically; the only novel-ties were the new Subaru, the first competition appearance of the Super 1600 VW Polo and a curious hydraulic system on the Citroen, to interlink front and rear suspension. In the few days before the rally the snow arrived. Up to 15 kms were white on the Turini. It was going to be clear at the start and finish but there will be lots of white in the middle and slush in between. Leg 1 -Six stages, asphalt, 196kms. Marcus Gronholm, running first car on the road swept into an immediate lead. Most top drivers choose tires that were half studded, the main exception being Fanizzi with unstudded snow tires. Fanizzi paid the price, he hit a bank and damaged a wheel while Carlos Sainz spun his Xsara and stalled the engine. Makinen stalled at the start of the first stage and Markko Martin spun and stalled in Stage 2. Conditions were clas-sic Monte, mostly just below zero degrees with icy patches. The front running cars were show-ering the road with snow knocked off the banks. Sebastian Loeb commented, "This has made our pace notes completely wrong!" Armin Schwarz stalled several times and when the engine stops the tranny locks up and he spins. Toni Gardemeister had bad mis-firing and finally his Skoda stopped with a broken fuel in-jector. Loix's Hyundai had brake troubles after Stage 2, it was repaired but now the car was understeering. At first ser-vice, Gronholm was 37.7 sec-onds ahead of Colin McRae with Petter Solberg another 3.2 be-hind. As they went off for the next two stages the road was cov-ered with scattered snow and melting ice. It was treacherous! Gronholm went off the road but his lead was still at the 30 sec-ond level, Solberg had a flat on Stage 3. Loeb, fourth, and ' Burns, sixth then had clean ·runs but Makinen fell back from fifth. On Stage 3, Makinen lost his brakes, a wheel rim broke and sheared a brake line. The crew sealed the line but the car was difficult to drive. McRae spun and stalled, Sainz spun and Martin spun on Stage 4 as well. Duval arrived on three wheels, at the end of Stage 4 he slid off Colin McRae and Derek Ringer were second overall, second Citroen Xsara at Monte, 38 seconds out of the win. Markka Martin and Michael Park were fourth in their Ford Focus RS, the first non-a left hander and hit a tree. The d_amage was repaired but the suspension was not quite . straight. Then the drams started for Subaru when S olberg crashed into a bridge. Then came news that Makinen had slid off the road. When the cars got to service, there was much to do. On Solberg's car, the in-Citroen to finish. · Page 18 March 2003 Dusty Times

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Francois Duval and Jean-Marc Fortin were seventh in their Ford Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautiainen had a rough few days in their Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets traverse the icy roads in their Hyundai Focus RS, a long hard rally finally came to an end. Peugeot 206 and they finished 13'1' overall and not too happy. Accent, an accident ended their run. tercooler and radiators had to light and then in the dark. There In Super 1600 there were five fourth, in an ·Opel. then the road was so full of ex-be replaced, and, as a result, he was more bad news for Subaru no-starters. JeansJoseph was fast-Carlsson was having a smash-icing spectators he was time was four minutes late, a 40 sec-from Stage 5, Solberg was try-est overall but there was a battle ing time, he had a blowout on barred at the end o"f the stage. ond penalty. After Stage 4 ing to make up time for his pen-for the lead in the Juni·or cat-Stage 3 which tore the fender The JWRC leader, Daniel Gronholm had been 46.4 sec- alty at service and he hit another egory. First Brice Tirabassi took off the car, on Stage 4 he hit a Carlsson was caught speeding by onds in front of Solberg, an-bridge, spinning and damaging the lead, the Carlsson (Suzuki) tree and badly damaged the rest the police· on a road section, other 9.2 in front of Loeb, and the car so that he could not con-went ahead and on Stage 3 of the right hand side of the car, and he was detained for so long McRae, now fourth and over a tinue. On the same stage Maki-Tirabassi was leading again. Go-but he was still running sixth! that he too was excluded from minute behind, but the Norwe-nen slipped off the road and he ing well was Valadan Vasilijevic, Stenshorne slid off the road, hit the event and thus Tirabassi re-gians delay dropped him down too retired. Gronholm's hold on his first event in a 1600cc car a bridge and lost six minutes. gained the JWRC category lead. from second to sixth place be-on the rally began to diminish. and his first event on ice. By Carlsson was going flat out in Leg 2 -Three stages, asphalt, fore they started Stage 5. At the "We were slowed because there Stage 3 he was second ih the cat-his battered lgnis, and on Stage 82kms. Things began badly. same time Makinen had to have were so any spectators on the egory behind Tirabassi. First re- 5 had jumped from sixth to sec-Beautifully crisp, sunny winter his brakes completely repaired, road, then we nearly met the tirement was Ceccone who ran ond, thrilled to have caught and weather brought the spectators and this took a long time. Al-same fate as Solberg at the without studs and went off the passed a 206. WRCar in the pro-out in droves. The organizers though they checked out on bridge." Panizzi seemed to have road and Stenshorne smashed cess. At the end of Stage 6 he cancelled Stage 7, sending the time, the crew had to finish the lost heart, and, to his amaze-his windshield due to the hood was back in _the lead again. cars around to the start of Stage work on the ensuring road sec-ment, Martin caught and passed not being properly tied down. Meanwhile, the non-champi-8. Seems that countless numbers tion which cost them three min-him. At the end of Stage 6 Loeb Carlsson was in the lead after onship driver, Jean-Joseph was of spectator cars were parked utes, 30 seconds penalty, and had caught up to within 20.1 · the second stage, despite having leading the two wheel drive cars terribly close to the road with dropped the Finn, who was al-seconds of Gronholm and the to drive 15km with a flat rear and finished the day a minute people crammed in-between ready in ninth, down to 14th first leg ended with French cars time on his Suzuki. On the next and change in front of Carlsson. them, causing the stage cancel-place. This was the end of holding the top five places and two stages the Renault of Tirabassi's handling was going lation. Loeb was putting the Pirelli's hopes and now there the chance of a record breaking Tirabassi pulled further ahead, away and he dropped to second pressure on Gronholm and, de-was nobody to threaten Miehe-fifth Monte Carlo win was gone despite running well down in the and Vasilijevic went missing on spite stalling his engine Loeb re-lin. for Makinen. The best non- field and finding a lot of gravel, the final stage of the day. Seems duced the Finn's lead to 12.8 Stages 5 and 6 were runs of French car was the Ford of Mar-on the racing line and he had gone off the road, even-seconds. Tire choices were diffi-the same stage, first held in day-tin in sixth place. Alessandro Broccoli was now tu ally got going again but by Continued on page 20 Dusty Times March 2003 Page 19

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Marcos Ligato and Ruben Garcia drove their Fiat Punta to third place Cedric Robert and Gerald Bedon were sixth overall in their Peugeot Eighth overall went to Armin Schwarz and Manfred Hiemer in their Hyundai Accent, seen here negotiating some icy sections. in the JWRC category at the Monte Carlo Rally. 206, here on a road free of snow and ice. cult because Stage 7 would.have the previous day to counter the cars had passed through before, been cool and damp whereas Accent's understeering tendency the remaining cars, mostly Stage 8 was dry with a few iso- . on the ice made driving on these JWRC competitors were sent lated patches of ice. Sainz clearer conditions very difficult. back to Monte Carlo, having started with tires that were Auriol was having clutch prob-conte·sted just one stage all day. much too soft. Martin made lems and Kresta's brakes were The stage over Col de Bleyne, fourth best time and Panizzi was overheating. · cancelled earlier, was still as really demoralized and after los-Then came more problems. treacherous as in the morning. ing more than two minutes on On the road ·section to the first There was sheet ice on the down-Stage 8 he withdrew from the of the two remaining stages, re-hill stretches. Big news from rally. McRae's engine was cut-peated sections from the morn-Stage 9 was that Cronholm, still ting out intermittently and both ing, a normal road car caught the rally leader was in trouble, Loix and Schwarz found that fire inside a tunnel and a huge and had slid into a rock hidden the handling corrections made blockage ensued. Only 15 rally beneath the snow. They had bent Your car Stops 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-line MicroDisc assembly. Perfect for Big Horsepower Prerunner.s! Bullt by the people who know ofkoad racing! (Jear uf1 for (Jfamis! Paddles Auto meter Gauges the steering arm in the impact. Cronholm decided it was too dangerous to carry on so we changed the arm and then con-tinued. The delay cost them dearly, they dropped from first to 15th and they arrived at the next. time control just within three minutes of the limit. Loeb was now the leader by over a minute in front of McRae and Sainz and Citroen cars held the top three posi-tions. The highest placed Peu-geot, Burns in front of team cars Robert and Kresta was slip-ping further behind. Burns felt out of control in his car on the ice and it was not helped on Stages 9 and 10 having shocks and tires that were too hard. Best placed non-French car was still Martin's Ford, despite the driver feeling poorly all day. Auriol had more trouble with his clutch because the engine kept stalling. Missing was Loix, who had gone off the road and retired, close to the place where Cronholm had gone off. Mikko Hirvonenalso went off the road on the downhill stretch of Col de Bleyne when he slid wide on a hairpin and the car rolled down the mountain before be-ing stopped by trees. In the Super 1600 category, Jean-Joseph continued to domi-nate. Both Svedlund and Katajamaki had their gearboxes jarri at the 13th kilometer of the stage, in both cases they jammed in fifth gear! Some good service got both team cars 0.4 seconds, in favor of Rob-o ff again, and on time! ert. All the remaining five works Tirabassi was happier with his teams scored points but it cars handling but it was Ligato seemed strange that for all the who made the best time and was clean sy.,eep by Citroen, Fod now. in third behind Tirabassi should still gain 10 points to and Katajamaki. Citroen's 18. Leg 3 -Four stages, asphalt, In the Super 1600 cars Jean-104kms. The Citroen steam-Joseph continued in the lead in roller finally showed a glimpse the category as did his JWRC of weakness on the second stage teammate Tirabassi, who had of the final day. Third places chosen winter tires with studs Sainz had a wheel bearing fail, for security. Katajamaki contin-this caused a bad vibration ued second in JWRC, but with which caused the brake pads to a broken starter motor, but detach and then the disc broke. had fun when Ligato, starting The delay let the Ford of Mar-behind him, caught up on the tin up into third place. Gron-snowy s·ections, only for the holm was due to start the final Finn to repass the Argentine day as second car on the road when the conditions were clear after privateer Eamonn again! Both Broccoli and Boland, but for "safety" rea-Teuronen had brake problems sons the red Peugeot was told on the downhill stretches while to start first. There was a ma-Feghali tried hard to improve jor· tire choice debate, to cater his placings, but it all went to the long stretch of snow on wrong. "I did Turini without the highest part of the course studs and got stuck, then the on the first stage, followed by a en'gine stalled at the start of dry and clear second stage. Stage 12. Meeke lost the use of Clear weather tires were the his clutch on the road section best option, if you could handle after 12. Wilks had his wheel the snow without too much de-studs sheer and just managed lay. Loeb had wintry tires but to reach Monte Carlo. Canellas his lead over teammate McRae retired with a broken driveshaft remained just over a minute but on Stage l 2. Stenshorne was Sainz was now 8.3 seconds be-in big trouble, "we must have hind Martin. Burns had a spun 30 times and each time we trouble free run again but now had to make a three point turn he was completely out of touch before being able to continue. with Sainz in front and the Then we broke the radiator and Bozian Team 206 of Robert be-had to stop on the road section hind. for water. For the final two The final loop was a repeat stages Tirabassi ·played it safe of the first two stages and there with his tires and lost a m.inute was a surprise when Loeb but was still over three minutes dropped about 40 seconds, but in front of his nearest chal-still his lead was intact. On the lenger, Katajamaki. Both penultimate stages Sainz took Svedlund and Stenshorne were 4.9 seconds off Martin, then out after going off the road. on the final stage another 6. 7, All four F.iats reached the fin-to snatch third place back, by ish as did both Opels and both 3.3 seconds. Behind them there Renaults. Both Broccoli and was another big race, between Ligato had flats. the private Peugeot of Cedric So, it ended, the 71st runnfng Robert and the works Ford of of the Monte Carlo rally was Francois Duval, settled at the over and the long 2003 season end of the final stage by just had begun. · 71" ~fly• Automobile Monte Carlo 2003 2:1128 January 2003 (MCI WC round 1 JWRC roun~ 1 WC points WR WD JC 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 Page 20 I (18) Sebut,en LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Cirroen XU,. 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MORE BARSTOW 300 Maccachren/Fraley Do It Again By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo The Bruce Fraley/Rob MacCachren steamroller keeps on goin', they took the overall and the 1600 win in spite of a flat and having to stop and replace their roof. I thought it was June or July when I arrived in Barstow for the MORE inaugural contest. The sun was shining brightly, there was not a cloud in the sky, the temperature hovered just above the 80 degree mark and suddenly winter was over, spring/summer had arrived and everyone in at-tendance enjoyed the weather. Th.e Pro 1600 guys and girl were there in force, 38 cars were ready to race for a very nice dol-lar payoff, but, as usual in rac-ing, there is only one winner and the rest are also-rans. The cars started at an unusual 15 second interval and most of the drivers complained in post race tech that the dust was really fierce and visibility was not too great for a few laps. Once the ranks thinned with the dead sol-diers it got a lot better and in spite of the griping, most every-one I talked to had a good time, dust notwithstanding. Class 1 and Class 10 was com-bined as neither was well repre-sented. Bill Markel was making a somewhat rare appearance in his Class 1 car, but Bill never com-pleted a lap. Mike Halliday, Class 10, was running fairly fast but his race was only two of the required eight laps long, another soldier bites the dust. Frank Omboli, the other Class 10 entrant toughed it out and got all of the required laps into the books and was happy to get some cold water and let his eyes take a bit of a rest. The Trophy Challenge class only had two entrants. John White ran three of the required laps and was getting faster and faster on each of his three laps but he failed to come around to finish his fourth lap, mechanical problem unknown to us at Dusty Times. The class winner was Mick Newton and his son in their ever old, but good looking Chevy. A three hour second lap didn't help Mick's disposition but once the problem was rectified they went on and got in two more laps, four in all, and thus the class winner. There was only one Sports-man entry, Ron Kellman, and he had a good time, taking his six required laps in stride and stay-ing out of trouble, he finished his race in a bit over eight hours. In Class 9 it looked like a run-away for B.J. Proctor ·as he turned a 1:06, 1:20 and 1:14 for -his first three laps and had a lead of over half an hour but, trag-edy struck and that's as far as he went. His competition, Harry Dunne was running a bit off the pace and it really got bad on an almost three hour fourth lap but Harry too was then out of it and Second in 1600, second overall was Bryan Freeman, he had two flats on the same lap and finished eight minutes in arrears. The Class 10 honors went to Frank Omboli, he was the only finisher in a very small ~~ . there were no Class 9 finishers. The battle, and it certainly was a battle for the 1600 crown and the big money raged all day on the rough and tough Barstow course and the winner had the win in his hand in less than six and a half hours. Worse luck of all were the entries of Cory Goin and Keller/Dorworth, neither car got a lap under their respec-tive belts. Another unlucky racer was Randy Jones, he only got in one lap before heading for the trailer. Craig Forest got the two laps completed before he disap-peared from th,e charts as did Greg Geiser and Paul Keller. Three lap runners were Cody Freeman who was driving with dad Kenny, Garit Wallace only got three completed, Mike Mal-loy was one o( the club and Vic-tor Bussey also was a three lap runner. Making it to the halfway point but no further were Byron Ziegler, old buddy Jeff Cepielik, Kash Vessels, who had mom and dad pacing in the pit area, Kevin Walsh and Matt Sherard. Their day was over much too soon. Three racers made it past the halfway point but they were only able to get five laps completed, much to their dismay. Jeff Carr, who usually finishes his races, Johnny Alexander and Lenny Holder were all on their respec-tive trailers long before they wanted to be. Another group of three were able to finish six laps and it was a shorter than wished for race. Perform.ance Proven for Desert & _Off-Road Use J 5 0 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Some Uses: • Non Corrosive Polyethylene • One-Piece Seamless · • Pit Truck Showers & Washdowns • Heavy Wall Construction • Cooking & Kitchen Facilities . • Extended Stay Water Storage Tanks • Bike Trailer Water Tanks • Car & Buggy Trailer Tanks • Pressure Washing Storage Tanks • Custom Fitting Locations • New Systems • Auxiliary Systems • Replacements jl:!,_liili.J~'St--0. E. M. Trailer & Van M~ . In uires Are Welcome RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX Us to Receive a Free Catalog. Page 22 March 2003 Dusty Times . I

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Third in 1600 went to Don Johnson, he had a good day, a trouble free Jeremy Harmon had some ignition troubles and a front end that Curt and Bryan Geer shared the ride, finished fifth in 1600aftersome race and was ready to do it all again. wanted to walk away but he still managed fourth in the 1600 battle. exciting moments when their fire extinguisher broke loose. Scott Steele was sixth in 1600, he fought two flats, a broken coil wire Eighth in the Class 1600 conflict was Cortney Whipple, he reported a Frank Wagner only drove 2 laps, whiplash of the neck, John Kennedy ran six laps and they finished ninth in 1600. and a few missing gears and a broken tranny housing. trouble free race in the Barstow dust. Mike Harvey, Dave Shell and Jef-Jere my Harmon was running emy Harmon moved into sev-frey Hantz are hoping for a lot eighth, Lorenzo Rodriguez was enth and Scott Steele was in better luck in their next race. running ninth and Frank Wagner eighth. Running ninth to 13th Lorenzo Rodriguez dropped to into third, Don Johnson 15th. dropped to fourth and Jeremy The third lap saw no change J-larmon had moved up two in the first two places, MacCach-spots to fifth place. Arden Den-ren still led and Bryan Freeman nington dropped to sixth, Rick was still running second, al- Boyer was now running seventh, though the gap was growing Scott Steele was still in eighth Seven lap finishers were Tony was 10th. Brian Logan and Jerry and too close to call at this time Murray and Brad Inch, whose co-Long were 11th and 12th, liter-were Cortney Whipple, Frank driver Tim Lindsay had the mo-ally one second apart. Cortney Wagner, Jerry Longo, Day Gang tor come apart about 15 miles Whipple was running in 13th, and Brian Logan. G reg Blake-from that glorious checkered Day Gang was running in the man moved into 14th place and flag. 14th spot and Greg Blakeman slightly. Curt Geer had moved Continued on page Of the finishing cars the see- was 15th. nario went like this. At the end After the second lap was of the first lap it was Rob Mac-done it was still MacCachren in Cachren in the lead, Bryan Free-the lead. His lead was about five man, Don Johnson, Scott Steele, minutes on second place. Fight-Rick Boyer and Arden Denning-ing for second through fifth and ton were all fighting for second too close to call were Bryan Free-through sixth, all running very man, Don Johnson, Curt Geer close together on time. Curt Geer and Arden Dennington. Rick was very close in seventh place, Boyer was running in sixth , Jer-Rick Boyer (foreground) had a sorts ·ho-hum day, no problems worth mentioning and a seventh place finish in 1600. Mick Newton brought his Chevy out for some fun, had a three hour second lap but they carried on and took the Trophy Challenge. Dusty Times The Dlfferencel Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Features steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. Adjustable balance bar for precise front/rear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-204SD Steel Pedal, Short or Tall M/C Floor Mount. Fluidyne Heat exchangers & Transmission Coolers DUN-0B30500 Heat Exchanger DUN-0B30503 Heat Exchanger DUN-0B30504 Heat Exchanger DUN-0B30612 Trans Cooler w/Fan 2-pc Aluminum Drums Driving Suits Standard Fire · Retardant Cotton Proban Driving Suits. Race Prep'ed CV 's 0 MCK-0250-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-930 MCK-0251-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-934 IRS Axles from Sway-A-Way™ For more information give us a call or visit us online @ March 2003 Page 23

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Jerry Longo and Scott Wisdom tore up their floorboard on a boulder Day Gang didn't have the best of days, she rolled her car, had a flat, Arden Dennington was going well 'ti/ lap 4 where he lost lots of time but they right on truckin' and were 1(Jh in 1600. """"'~;=;;.=, changed riders but she soldiered on and was 11th in 1600 at the finish. and positions, he was 12"' to take the checkers in 1600. Lorenzo Rodriguez lost time on the secon~ and fifth laps and it was Greg Blakeman ran consistent laps but was off the winning pace, Ron Kellman had a ball, he drove his required six laps and took the expensive, he finished 1:Jh in the 1600 category at Barstow. and ended up 14th in the 1600 race. Sportsman win in his keen looking car. and Day Gang had moved into moved up three spots to ninth. into sixth place, Brad Maurer remained in third, Jeremy Har-had nagging ignition troubles ninth place. Frank Wagner re-Whipple-moved into 10th, Brian was in for Rick Boyer and was mon dropped to fourth and throughout the race and the mained in 10th place, Cortney Logan pic.~~ed up four spots as seventh, John Kennedy was in for Curt Geer remained in fifth. front end of the car was acting Whipple had dropped to 11th, he moved into 11th and Frank Frank Wagner and they were in Scott Steele stayed in sixth, Maus up. Bryan Geer replaced Curt Jerry Longo was 12th, Rod-Wagner dropped to 12th. Den-eighth. Whipple was up to ninth rer was still seventh, Jerry Longo for the last two laps and the riguez and B1akeman 13th nington dropped way back to and Scott Wisdom was in for moved up to eighth. Whipple only problem they had was when and 14th and Logan was 15th. 13th, Rodriguez ·dropped to Longo and they were in 10th. stayed ninth and John Kennedy the fire extinguisher broke loose At the halfway point Mac-14th and Blakeman was in 15th. Day Gang dropped three spots dropped to 10th. Dennington and rattled around for a while, Cachren was still in the lead with At the end of the fifth lap to 11th, Dennington was 12th, was 11th, Day Gang dropped to they were fifth to finish. They re-about nine minutes in hand. MacCachren had increased his Blakeman moved up to 13th, 12th, Rodriguez was 13th, Blake- ally loved their new FAT motor. Curt Geer had moved into sec-lead to 12 minutes and he was Rodriguez remained at 14th and man was 14th and Logan was still Scott Steele remained in ond, Freeman had dropped to really looking good. Jeremy Har-Logan dropped four places to in 15th. sixth, Rick Boyer/Brad Maurer third, Harmon was up to fourth mon had moved into second, 15th. MacCachren finished his sev-only had one flat to contend and Don Johnson was fifth. Don Johnson was now third, After six laps were in the bag enth lap still in the lead, Bryan with and they were seventh, Boyer was up to sixth, Steele was Bryan Freeman was fourth and MacCachren was still leading, Freeman picked up a few min-Cortney Whipple said he had a up to seventh, Gang was into Curt Geer had dropped from Bryan Freeman had moved back utes, still in second place, good clean (hah) race, no prob-eighth place and Jerry Longo second to fifth. Scott Steele was into second spot, Don Johnson Johnson was still third, Harmon !ems and he was eighth, Frank was fourth. Scott Steele was sixth, Wagner had gotten back into the not having the best of days. He car for the last two laps, having lost a coil wire, had a pair of flats, two flats to contend with dur-broke the tranny housing and ing the race and they were ninth, couldn't select all the gears. Scott Wisdom was 10th at the There wasn't too much change flat, he and Longo had torn up in the standings from there on the floor pan on a big rock and down, most maintaining their were frustrated with electrical positions. problems most of the day. A. e comn_li source farm dCre • Driving Suits • Crew Uniforms • Crew Shirts • Polo Shirts • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATURING: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos 1.B00.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 24 March 2003 So it ended, Bruce Fraley got covered with dirt Day Gang was in for MacCachren for the last 11th, she had rolled her car on lap, and they took the win with the fifth lap after changing a flat eight minutes in hand. They had on the fourth lap. Arden Den-their roof blow off and had to nington was 12th, Lorenzo Ro-stop and replace it. Bryan Free- driguez was in 13th, Greg Blake-man gave it all he had but a pair man was 14th and Brian Logan of flats on the fourth lap cost was 15th and last to finish the , him time and second spot was required eight laps. the best he could manage. Don And so another beautiful day Johnson remained in his third ended in Barstow. Get ready for spot, he had a trouble free run the next MORE race, March and basically had a great day. 22nd in beautiful downtown Luc-Jeremy Harmon was fpurth, he eme. See ya there! _ ... -... ~ Harry Dunne had a horrendously long fourth lap but he still took the win in the Class 9 contest. Dusty Times T

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SNORE 2aa2 Awards Banquet Photos: Eric Record Bruce Fraley won the Class 1600 SNORE Cha~pionship for 2002, was the SNORE Mechanic of the Year and, along with partner Rob MacCachrf]n was SNORE Overall Points Champions as well. The 2002 SNORE Awards Ban-Las Vegas, NV. An elaborate buffet plethora of main dishes included sev-quet took place January 4, 2003 at dinner awaited the estimated 200-eral different fish, beef a_n_d chicken the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in 300 guests in attendance. The entrees. Dozens of tantalizmg salads, sides and deserts ensured everyone's satisfaction. Spirits were also lifted during an approximately two hour, pre-dinner open bar. SNORE President, Kenny Free-man, was the awards banquet emcee. Freeman did a splendid job, avoid-ing any semblance of long-windedness, while incorporating his trademark mixture of wit and charm. The club heaped well-deserved rec-ognition in all directions during the evening. In addition to honoring class champions, there were awards handed out for Mechanic of the Year, Pit Crew of the Year, Transmission and Engine Builders of the Year. Brent Shermak was rewarded for his efforts with the 5-1600 class win and he was Dozens of nifty door prizes gave even fifth overall in points as well. Continued on page 28 RE-Dl.JJJE Pc~6~l1AIICE, we. LS1 & I-STAR PRE-RUN OR RACE PACKAGES NORTHSTAR PACKAGES ROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400 HP LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13,500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP WE OFFER COMPLETE DYNO SERVICES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS AND AN UNMATCHED REPUTATION FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTIONll (714) 777-5758 PHONE (714) 777-5759 FAX 4531 l!rSEfHO~lt CfRCLI! ANAHEII, CA. t2107 Dwaine Walters was second overall in points and the undisputed Class 9 champion for the 2002 SNORE season. Jeff Carr was second in 1600,third overall in the SNORE season points and picked up a two thousand dollar check for his efforts. Dan Bentley was the big winner in the Class 10 contest for 2002, ever a hard charging competitor. Bob MacCachren received the Jimmy Schaeffer award for his years of dedication to the off road community, presented by Denny Selleck. Bryan Freeman was third in 1600, fourth overall in points and was Fifth in class 1600 and seventh in SNORE overall points was the ever Kenny Freeman and Rick Boyer share a laugh, Rick was fourth in honored as SNORE Driver of the Year. vivacious Day Gang, shown here in her gownless evening strap. _1_60_0_a_n_d_ s_ix_th_o_v_e_ra_ll_,_·n~po_in_ts_. ___________ _ Page 26 March 2003 Dusty Times I

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Bryan Anderson checks on his free race for 2003, he was sixth in John Phegley, ever the optimist took the Heavy Metal win for 2002, Eric Shepard was the winner of the Sportsman Buggy Championship • 1600 and eighth overall in 2002 points. -=--ve:.:;ry~w-=--el.:.-I d-=--e:...::s-=--erv--'----"--'-ect::.._:_:_we-=--'d=-;"'y.-'--'. ~~-------,----.--.,,...-----..,-;,.-_to_, =th~e~2_00_2~s_e_a~so_n~. ---~~--~~-----non-racing types an opportunity to Bruce Fraley clearly shined bright-points clear of his nearest rival, Year." Dwaine Walters finished sec-9 for the year, defeating runner-up end the year on a winning note. And est. In addition to claiming the Class while amassing a total of 5,070 ond in the points chase with 4,568. Tom Vanderploeg by 826 points. speaking of winning, here's a recap 1600 Championship, Fraley also points. And if that wasn't enough, In his own division, however, Classmates Jeff Carr and Bryan Free-ofSNORE's biggest winners of 2002. emerged as the year's "Overall Points Fraley also was honored as Walters was second to none. man were the respective third and Of all the stars of the evening, Champion." Fraley finished 502 SNORE's 2002 "Mechanic of the Walters reigned supreme in Class fourth place finishers in overall ---"------""""tr~ .. ~--~c.......,-------~ Checkpoint Person of the year went to Joe Jackson, he's been doing Tom Vanderploeg was second in Class 9 and was the recipient of the The Sportsman Truck champion was Tammie Gubler who had her his thing for SNORE for too many years to cite here. Rookie Of The YeaiAward. share of automotive woes last year. HONDA0 Power Equipment POWEil TO-=-EB6500 Power Equipment Page 28 RACER & SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS .. • GENERATORS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES •WELDERS• WATER PUMPS • LAWN MOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS California's Largest Source fo~ Bonda Po~er Equipment Parts and Inventory IF WE DONT HAVE IT, NO ONE DOES! Check Our Website::&--WWW Kawaguchi Honda. Corp. . , . 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 Nothing S easier. (323) 264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323)' ~64-2136 Please read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. Connection ofa generator 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 .z_108 March 2003 Dusty Times 7

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I J--.-t ;;· ... ~ /f"fl t,1~·• Jeremy Gubler accepted the Class 1 award for Danny Anderson, they drove Danny's car to the win. New SNORE President, Regan Gubler accepts the reins of SNORE leadership, looking ve,y serious but probably just nervous. Hang in there Regan! Trophy Girl Sammi Gubler deserves a lot of thanks, she was on her feet for hours and moved a lot of hardware for the winners. points. Carr edged Freeman by a total of 46 points to place second in Class 1600 and third overall. The former tallied 4,391 points and the latter 4,345. In addition to placing third in 1600 and fourth overall, Freeman also was honored as SNORE's "Driver of the Year." Class 5-1600 Champion Brent Shermak firtished fifth in overall· points with 4,171. Shermak de-feated Class 5-1600 runner-up Mike Ault by 1,477 points. It was a very good year for Rick Boyer and quite a night, I might add. Boyer finished the season with 3,970 points, which placed him fourth in Class 1600 and sixth in overall points. Additionally, Boyer was recognized as the 2002 "Mickey Thompson Baja Pro Tires Champion." Boyer ended the year in a very envious position ... close to Day Gang. The two wound up separated by a mere five points. Having come up on the short end, Gang finished fifth in Class 1600 and seventh in overall points. Another i666 competitor, Bryan Anderson, finished in the eighth spot overall. Anderson tallied 3,912 points and finished sixth in Class 1600. Dan Bentley won the Class 10/ 12 Championship by 403 points over Mike Gaughan Jr. Bentley's 3,824 points earned him ninth place overall. And speaking of Gaughan, his second place effort was somewhat overshadowed by his receiving SNORE's True Grit Award for completing every mile of every race. Class 1600 competitor, Cortney Whipple, completed the order of SNORE's Top 10 overall finishers. Whipple's 3,795 points was good for seventh place in 1600. Obviously, it was quite a year for Class 1600, which saw seven of its competitors earn Top 10 status. Bill Masche was honored as the Class 7 Mini Metal Champion. John Phegley emerged with the Heavy Metal Championship and Danny Ander-son won Class 1 Unlimited Tammie Gubler claimed the Sportsman Truck Championship. Eric Shepard won the Sportsman Buggy Championship and "Sportsman of the Year" hon-ors went to Butch Dean. SNORE's 2002 "Rookie of the Year" award went to the aforemen-tioned Tom Vanderploeg. Mean-while, the name MacCachren re-mained synonymous with champion-ship performances when MacCach-ren Motorsports was recognized as "Pit Crew of the Year." And then once more when Bob MacCachren Sr. received the Jimmy Shafer/ Al Fermo Award. Coast Casinos was recognized as SNORE's "Casino Sponsor of the Year" and Mickey Thompson Tires was chosen "Race Support of the Year." Fat Performance received "Engine Builder of the Year" recog-nition and the award for "Trans-mission Builder of the Year" went to Dave Folts. Joe Jackson landed some well deserved recognition when he was honored as SNORE's Dusty Times 2002 "Checkpoint Worker of the Charmaine Donelly, Jim Year." Kircheser, Kerry Freeman, John Completing the long list of Pellissier and John & Virginia honorees were those individuals Frechette. selected for "President's And that my friends concludes Awards." Recipients were Jessica our look back at 2002. Now, it's Freeman, Lloyd Thatcher, onward to bigger and better things. SNORE will offer a six race series Primm, NV; DustyTimes 250-June in 2003, beginning with the "AV! 7-8, Caliente, NV; KC Midnight 250" February 15-16 in Laughlin, Special - July 26-27, Boulder City, NV. The remainder of the 2003 NV; Gold Coast 34th SNORE 250 C;alendar follows and I hope to see -October 4-5, Las Vegas, NV; West-·you there. em Desert Championship -Novem-Buffalo Bills 400 -April 12-13, ber 22-23, Barstow, CA.._ . .,,. Sway-A-Way Suspension Bets You Better Traction in the Desert For over 25 years, Sway-A-Way has 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 March 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 29 1

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Sporting a great paint job, Miguel Rosales took the Class 5-1600 win Class 9 was the largest class and the win went to Francisco Perry McNeil/ Jr. had a fairly easy time of it, he ran fast laps and took but only with a 37 second margin over second spot. Fernandez, he ran consistent laps and was quite happy with his win. the Class 7S win with almost half an hour in hand. 2003 CODE OFF RoAD RACING CDDE/TECATE · vw Autopartes 250 By Byrle Moore Joe Heger literally flew across the desert as he took the Class 5 win and first overall with a 64.4 average miles per hour. Federico Reg/a had to really fight hard for his 1/2-1600 win, he took the checkers with only three seconds in hand. · Dusty Times Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Eduardo Gonzalez drove his neat looking car to the Class 1 O win at Mexicali, he averaged over 61 miles per hour for his almost four hour stint. AT LEFT: Beny Canela took the Class B win in the CODE season opener, Beny and his good looking Ford were very happy to start the season this way. One hundred and one drivers showed up at the start line for the first race of the CODE 2003 season and so1ne seven hours later 57 of those starters will have crossed the finish for the black and ~hite checker. Ac-tually, persons could sleep in this Saturday morning since the start wasn't until 9 a.m. Mr. Yee, Class 1, probably wishes he had slept in. During a short pre-run, at about 7 a .m., he blew an engine. Done for the day be-fore the day even started. The day in question was perfect for racing; bright and clear with temperatures sliding into the mid 70s. A Continued on page 32 SMD Motorsports Offers The Following Complete Race Package Meticulously cared for Ford ProTruck:, 2 Leon Patton Motors, 3 transmissions and many more spares. ( unprepped) $100,000 SMD F250 Super Cab 4x4 Prenmner. All the trick stuff, King shocks, 4 Link, Patton 351 Stroker motor (runs on Pemex), air conditioned, Sat Phone car kit, XM Radio. Lots of storage, spares and more. Baja tough, built by Geiser Bros. & Craig Stewart $110,000 ·45' Kentucky Trailer, lift gate, Lista boxes, generator, lots of storage. $25,000 Buy the Pro Truck and the Prerunner as a package and we will throw in the Kentucky Trailer Contact SMD Motorsports 760-352-3080 or March 2003 Page 31

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Gilberto Arreola really poured it on, he ran his required laps with a 45 Ricardo Cons was the Class 14 winner, he ran fast and beat his The Class 15 laurels went to Juan Guevara, he drove his good mile per hour average and took Class 11 with ease. competition by a bit over nine minutes at the checkered flag. looking buggy to the win, averaging 47 miles per hour. slight breeze to help clear and two made the whole Mexicali had to spend time Class 8 started eight, but away some of the worst dust trip of 250 miles. Eduardo replacing a lost valve cover, only two managed to finish. and all in all a great begin-Gonzalez out of Chula Vista finished in second place; Beny Canela from Indio and ning to CODE's 2003 off had a clean, no problem run with a time of 4 : 10:57. Ramsey Wardiani from San road racing season. and took first with a time Javier Robles was a non-fin-Diego, were fighting it out Class 10 had three entries of 3 :47:27. Luis Barragan isher. for almost four hours. INTRODUCING_ 110 Watts of Power 1160 Channel Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven ~E::~..S ~L.~~..a,..,.,. E::Jlllw-1..-,,"IY'.IJ'llwlll Tl-IE::~~~ Page 32 "_I Wf:JS in Ensenada, and my crew ih San Quintin could hear me 150 miles away! I need these in ALL of my trucks!" -~ ~,_, ,..Jl'=LLAE:6E'~ PROTRUCK WINNER, 2002 TECATE/SC0RE BAJA 1000 "-The best communication we've ad in over IS years of off road racing!" -~~JEl..--6~ 6C-T TIHIC-,=-c:p~~ TeltLP~I Remele Head opHon available. Call for details. 800.869.5636 562.427.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave. • Signal Hill, CA 90755 March 2003 Hector Galindo's neat and tidy Ford led the first lap but a too long second lap dropped him into second in Class 18. Wardiani's time was 3:53:05 and Canela's time was 3:54:50 but Wardiani failed to come to a complete stop at the finish line and it cost him a 1-~osition pen-alty so Beny took the first place honors. Six other driv-ers all from the Baja area were non-finishers. Eduardo Ramirez, Juan C. Lopez, Armando B ravo, Jose Pitones, Gustavo Coronado and Elias Canchola had no times. All but one of the six en-tries in Class 5 had times. Even with a flat tire during the last lap Joe Hegar land co-driver Larry McCallum out of Imperial, CA drove · their Jimco to the top spot in the 5 class and took first pro-overall, with a time of 3 :36:53. Second went to Ken Schetzer from Imperial Beach, his time was 4:05:04. Third place with a time of 4 : 16:41 was Gerar-do Gonzalez out of Valle de Las Palmas. Gonzalez fin-ished the last lap with a flat rear tire. Fourth place went to Michelle Gastelum, the 2002 CODE Class 5 winner. Her tie was 4:27:42. Renne Labrada had some p roblems b u t managed to finish with a time of 6:02:34 . Jose Guad al u p e Collins was a non-finisher. Collins and Dusty Times

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r Luis Rey Hernandez had a pretty easy day, he took the Class 18 win The Safari Class belonged to Luivan Voelker. he ran fast and hard Second place in Class 10 was Luis Barragan, his :?Kl and~ lap~ were slower than he liked and he was 23 minutes in arrears. with more than 45 minutes in hand at the nag. and took the win with 13 minutes in hand. for the second spot. Third place finisher with a run of 6:0 3:26 was Eduardo Rod-riguez out of Mexicali. Barely getting in under the eight hour wire was Sergio Duron with a 7:50:27. Jer-emy Johnson was a non-fin• isher. Josue Delgado ran fairly fast, but not quite fast enough, he finished second in the Safari Class, less than 13 minutes shy of the win. Labrada are from Mexicali. Five drivers from Mexi-cali and one all the way from Las Vegas, NV, made up the Class 1/2-1600 group. There was a three second, adjusted time difference, be-tween first and second place. Federico Regala took first, in at 4:11:54, and Alex Navarrete' s second place time was 4:11:57. Down to the wire! Third place went to Alfredo Lugo; his time was 4:34:48. Cesar Cons Molina, the other Mexicali driver and Steve Do~ning, Las Vegas, were both no times. Chad McNeil, the Class 7 and CODE overall point winner for 2002 won his first outing of the year. He drove to a 4:08:53, for first place, in defense of his Class 7 crown. Mario Salcido went 5: 20: 13 for the second spot and Enrique Guerrero finished just 14 seconds back for the third spot. Guerrero's time was 5:20:27. The only other fin-isher, in the class was Jose A. Gonzalez, his time 7:24:15. Eduardo Razo, Gelacio Beltran, Marcos Guzman, Rene Cuevas, Perry McNeil, Victor Islas and Rafael Reyes were all non-finishers, out with vari-ous and sundry problems. The largest class fielded was Class. 9 . They had 14 starters of which eight had times. Francisco Fernandez in his "Botica Santa Maria" Raceco, · out gunned the field and took first place with a time of 4:38:58. A little over two minutes back was Mario Gutierrez at 4:41:36. Gutierrez driving a brand new car, actually crossed the line first, but the adjusted start time gave him the second spot. Third place finisher, another two minutes and change back, was Jaime Boquiren in his J imco single seater; his time was 4:43: 14. Eliseo Garcia ran 4:44:55 for fourth, Humberto Solorzano went 4:56:01 for fifth and Luis Rivera finished with a time of 4:57: 20 for sixth. Less Dusty Times t an 20 minutes separated Perry McNeil Jr., out of the top six in this very com-Lemon Grove, CA. McNeil petitive class. I'll bet there reported no problems on his is more of this to come dur-4:37:45 run. Jose Dias ing the season. Martinez the CODE 7S In the Sportsman cat-egory, the Class 11 winner Continued on page 34 Class 7S was headed by class champion ran 5: 14: 10 conting~ncy. """"-$100cash BES-a,N DESER -ClNG ASSOCIAff 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. An integrated ballast-the first of its kind in off-road-makes installation 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

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Ramsey El Wardani had Class 8 won by a minute but a penalty Ken Schetzer ran pretty quick in the Class 5 competition but the Alex Navarette was second in the Class 1/2-1600 contest and only dropped him into the second spot at Mexicali. silver medal was all he could win at this race. by a heart breaking three seconds at the finish . . «« 'I .•• ~:~ : .. ......._;,.;_~ ... ~1<--..~--4~ Second place in Class 7 was Mario Salcido, Jr., he averaged more than 43 miles per hour for his race. Another close race, Mario Gutierrez took second spot in the 5-1600 battle, he was only 37 seconds away from the win. Ivan Gomez lost a heartbreaker, he was second in the Class 9 conflict by less than a minute and a half. was Gilberto "Boomper." Arreola had to use one hand to hold the tranny in fourth most of the day. This gear was a fourth gear course so there was a slight problem, which "Boomper" overcatne to drive to his first ever win, with a two lap time of 3:24:52. Miguel Mexia ran into a slight problem in the 13 seconds out of second form of a collision with a with a time ·of 3:32:17. spectator vehicle when he Fourth place went to Sergio went wide on one of the Gutierrez who was only an-turns. He lost time bending other minute plus out of the fender away from the tjre third with a time of but still finished second 3:33:50. Carlos Yepis Mexi-with a time of 3:32:34. And cali was a non-finisher. even though Roberto got The "Silver Bullet Racing stuck at Mile 65 he was only Team" in the form of Rob-another erto Cons and Carlos miles per hour. Luis Chavez took the Class 14 · Floriano over from Tijuana win. New to Class 14 they had no major problems and continued their winning finished second with a time ways and~ were both fast of 3 : 1 3 : 5 9 . Third place enough and consistent with a time of 3:20:15 was enough to also take the Francisco Rojas from Mexi-Sportsman Overall with a cali. Other drivers with two lap time of 3:04:37, times in the class, were which averaged out to 50.44 Continued on page 36 The Suspension Company. Dusty Times 7

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Jose Martinez had a good race in Class 7S, he ran good laps and Second place in the Class 11 battle was Miguel Mexia, he had an Luis Floriano finished with a 48 mile per hour average but it was only good for second place in the Sportsman Class. took the silver medal with a 44 mile per hour average. average speed of almost 44 miles per hour. Mario Gaste um ishers, another 3:22:35, Martin four were no times G o n z a 1 e z • and two were dis-4: 27: 20, Hector qualified. Luivan P i m e n t e 1 Voelker continued 5:56:58 and Ar-his winning ways. mando Roman The Safari class 6:09:37. Cesar point's champion Cardenas, Pedro drove to a prob-Morquecho and lem free time of Francisco 3:27:21 for first. Reynoso were no Josue Delgado times. "Vulcanos" had no Juan Guevara prob l e ms and out of Calexico took second with a reported no time of 3:40:19. problems on his Hector Quintero ran some good laps but he was only able to grab the Third spot went ·to winning run of secondspotintheclass 15contest. · Alfredo Gonzalez, 3:16:27 in Class 15. Sec-threw a connecting rod and his time was 5:00:48. place finisher was Hee-ended up with a blown en-Fourth went to Victor tor Galindo with a clean gine, N/T German Ramirez Guerrero with a 5:06:21. drive and a time of3:24:37. also ran into problems and Rick Sanchez, Arturo Jose Luis Sanchez wa~ run-was a non-finisher. Rossete, Damian Sanchez, .ning in front until he rolled The Safari class started and Jesus Lopez were no it just ten miles from the 10 of which four were fin-times. Miguel Dario and finish. By the time the-y got ~---~~--~-~-~-------~--~-.,.-,~~ it up righted h e had dropped to third, finishing at 3:43:10. Others with times were Sady Suarez 4:15:52, Carlos Barrios 4:22: 13, Martin Lizarraga 5: 19:25 and Carlos Suarez in at 5:28:38. Eduardo Li-mon and Sergio Silva were non-finishers. Class 18 had four starters and two managed times. First place finisher Luis Rey Hernandez reported no prob-lems on his way to a time of 4:03: 15 and the second spot went to Hector Galindo with a no problem time of 5: 15:21. Abraham Lartundo, out of Santa Isadora, CA Page 36 The Class 7 winner was Chad McNeil, shown here at speed and outdistancing his competition at the Autopartes 250. March 2003 Maurico Marti.nez were and teams and sponsors and Dqs. volunteers and, of course, With the first race of the the fans. Again the invitation season under their belts the is out "Come on down" for CODE folks would again some great Baja style racing. like to thank all the drivers Saludos! - ._"#Sllf &DMPlfi/ftDN AIR SYSTEM s BY PARKER PUMPER pu19eer helmets rt,ngat $249l!!00(Mnred) ~ The complete source for race,s an·,rcrews 1.B00.700.2350 fax: 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Dusty Times l

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SORR -SNOWBIRD OFF ROAD RACING Short course Winter Nationals, Race 1 In San Diego, CA By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Matt Carter took the Desert Truck Class, garnering enough points on Saturday and Sunday for the laurels. Some ti m ,e s the actors, a little north of San Diego, talk persons into letting them try directing. After all, ac-tors• have been learning the di-recting craft by being directed by some of the best directors. And once given the opportu-nity several actors have become award-winning directors .. So ·it follows that if you are or have been a racer you might have just figured out how to promote a rac~. It's happened before and on the first of February it happened again. Jack Mitman and Matt Carter, in the guise of Snowbird Racing, not only go racing all over the western states and Mexico, now they have produced a great short course racing venue for the off road crowd in San Diego. Staged at the El Cajon Speedway the first race, of three, was en-tered by over 50 drivers of ·pro trucks and desert trucks, Formula 1 and 2 buggies, tough trucks and safari class vehicles. A little something fo~ ev-eryone. Of course, the events of Saturday morn-ing placed a little damper on fhings as most racing fans were glued to their television sets following the news. But, like other situations and giving the tragedy the proper con-sideration, the race went on as scheduled. After the moment of silence as tribute to the Columbia Crew the drivers from Dusty Times I LEFT: There was a Powder Puff race and the win went to Cathy Ringsletter, driving husband Chris' car. various classes moved on to the track for their practice warm-ups. As could be ex-pected, the f;n participation was down but the rac-ing was very fast and very good. Ken Seale was the big winner in the formula 3 category, besting some hot competition. Formula 1, also known as Class 1 in the desert was taken by Joe Eustaquio, landing hard at the speedway. March 2003 Mike Lucy gets airborne on his way to the Safari Class win at the El Cajon Speedway. The Ultra Light Class was taken by Randy Roberts, shown here saving a bit of wear on the tires. After hauling in 2500 yards of dirt and then spending two months in the design and construc-tion a great little truck was built in the in field of the speedway.· John Parella, who has been de-signing this type of track for years did a great job. Carl Renezeder, who races here in the west and back in the CORR series in mid-west during the summer months said, "This is one of the· best short course tracks I've ever raced on." Another CORR racer, Curt Le Due stopped by to look the track over and promised to be here f o r th e t w o r a·c e s i n March. Curt's son, Chris, stayed around for the two day event and went hoe · with a win. By one-o'clock on Sat-urday the racing was fully Continued on page 38 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 $146.95 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 247-1266 We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX Page.37 ..,.._

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The Super Baja Class, aka Class 5 in the desert went to Richard Burnsworth, seen here at speed. In the Stock Truck Full Size category it was Julian Martinez taking the first spot on the podium. Flyin' high, wide and handsome, Larry Foddrill took the Formula 2 win at the SORR inaugural event. underway. Broken down into various classes each driver drove a certain number of laps on both d ays with their combine d times and finishing p osi-tions deciding the win-They corner well enough ners. · that they can hold their Randy Roberts won the · own against some of the Ultra ligh_t go round. The b _ig guys on these· short ultra l ight is sort of like courses. a go-c art with a roll cage. _There wer e s ix entries in Formula 3 and Ken Mark Jordon, Carlos Steel finished first after Zuniga and Kimberly the two days. Rusty Stew-Anderson made up the art took second and rest of the field. Chris Ringsletter fin-In the Powder Puff race ished in the third spot. wives and significant oth-• ~~ •-v' ers take over the driving c h o res. In this race Cathy R i n gslette r fin-ished higher tha n C hris in the earlie r class, Cathy m anaged the first place win. Gloria M artinez drove to second pla c e and Toni Mitman, Jack's wife prove d she is more than just the bookkee p e r for the Snowbird organi-zation. Toni drove one of the blue trucks t o a third plac e finish. M att Carter hea d e d the D e sert Truck class , in a n -other of the Snowbird ve-hicles . . John Watson ran to second and another driver from the distaff side Cathy .Fay took third. Others in the cla s s were Jack Mitman, Billy Manfroy and Javie r Sacio . Richard Burnsworth won supe r B aja. Formula 1 went to Joe Eustaquio and Julian Martinez, hus-band of Gloria, drove the same number 3 truck to first place in the Stock Truck Full Size. Martinez had to run his 3 00 horse-power Chevy against an-other Chevy with about 800 horses. Julian held his own, but after all, 500 more horses under the hood? The Safari class, which is made up by a little bit of everything, was won by Mike Lucy. Second went to Chris Moreno and Joe Kennamer drove his truck to third. Tom Williams, father of another racer in another class, Skip Edwards, Charles Sereci and Jesse Miller filled out the rest of the Safari class. GET OIJR BRAND NEW KAR1E'K T-&HIRT FOR ONLY t,,5 Eight drivers were en-tered in Formula 2 . Larry Foddrill was first after the two days of racing 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 &CHEDIJLE 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 Apnl 25-27 Vegas to Reno June 26-29 BaJa Mex 300 A1Jgust 22-24 Las Vegas 200 December 5-7 Kartek Off-Road -287 1 Ragle Way Corona, CA 92879 -909.737.7223 Page 38 March 2003 were figured out. Travis Coyne drove to the · sec-ond spot and G a r y W ill-iams, who sold a h igh fly-ing bug to buy a house, drove dad's car from the Safari environs to third. Matt Cr.oss, teenager Krissy Sullivan, Dennie Lee, Steve Errea and an-other Coyne, this one Brandon, mad e up the rest of the field. T h e Champ Truck Di-vision was won by Stacey Continued on page 40 Dusty Times

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The Champ Tr_uck win went to Stacy Pike, shown here in high, level Kyle LeDuc, flying the Skyjacker Super Truck flew fast enough to Travis Durkee drove his Ford to the Tuff Truck Division win at El flight. Pike. Brian Cavitt took second and Jeff Spooner took third. These were only three entries in the class. Kyle LeDuc, as men-take the class win. · _C.,..ca1_·on_S~p_eed_wa~y. _______________ _ tioned above, took home three entries in this class sundry vehicles were here Travis Durkee with a the first spot winning by too. for the weekend. The couple of 40+ second one point. Ricky Baldwin In the Tuff Truck class class, which is the only runs. Nate Willmont fin-took the second, but you can strap· on a hel-one not going head to is-hed second and the 0th-Mario Bustamante re-met, buckle yourself in head, but against the ers including Josh Clyde, tired early. There were and go for it. Various and stop-watch, was won by Matt Krus on, Rocky Anderson and Justin VanderWerff driving the same truck. Victor Doktor, David Williams, Chad McNeil, Bill Smith, Steven Artin and Chris Boyer all entered but found that short course racing a little dif-ferent than cru1s1ng around in the dust and dirt of the des~rt. New Logo, New Name, Same Great Transaxle Carl Renezeder put on a great show with his two 800 horsepower Chevy's. A two wheel drive in Su-per Truck 2 and a .four wheel drive in Super Truck 4 . When he's in Wisconsin he drives them both in entering two different classes·at the same race. Lance Rhinehart was the second place finisher. Congratulations to the Series Winners 2002 Using Tbe MDS Transaxle SCORE - CLASS 12. 2nd Tom Ridings 3rd Jerry Penhall BEST IN THE DESERT - CLASS 10 1 ST Steve Strobel AVAILABLE NOW FROM ALL AUTHORIZED •MENDEOLA UEALERS' 290 Trousdale Dr., Ste J Chule Vista CA 91910 Page40 March 2003 Phone: (619) 691-1000 Fax (619) 691324 This is a new type of racing here in San Diego and it couldn't happen without a lot of backing and support. Jack and Matt would like to thank several individuals and companies for the help in building the track and putting together the race. Hawthorne Equip-ment Rental, FJ Willert Trucking, Hanson Aggre-gate, Art's Trench Plate and especially JP's Preci-sion Backh·oe. Without Dusty Times

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r this type of backing and help it n e v e r w o u 1 d have hap-pened. Eliminator Motor-sports pro-· vided show trucks as pace cars. Also the folks from Valvo line -·----• c a m e Carl Renezeder had no trouble taking the Super Truck 2 Wheel thrhough _D_iv_~_w_n_m_n_. __ d~-~M-a_r_c~h-l--a-n-d~~2-a-n~d wit super support an it looks like they are go-March 22 and 23 are the ing to be here to stay. next scheduled.race dates "Now what we need to do for the Short Course is build a spectator fan Winter Nationals. Do base here in San Diego," yourself a favor, be in the said Matt Carter. grandstands for a week-Finally, many thahks to end of super wheel to Desert Steel Motorsports wheel racing. You'll be for putting on another great glad you did. · race. DSM has been in-volved with the Xtreme series on the Baj a and pro-duces races in Nevada. One of the next, of which, will be the Baja in Havasu, scheduled in April and August Travis Coyne drove his great looking car to second spot in the this year. Formula 2 race. II d Dusty Times Subscribers-Please note that effective with this March issue, you will be notified that your subscription is expiring by a postcard. Please help us by renewing your subscription as soon as possible after receiving your notice. If your subscription expired prior to the March, 200_3 issue you will not receive any more notices. Check your label, the numbers 4/03, etc. says you expire with the April, 2003 issue. Please send your subscription in as soon as possible for uninterrupted reading of Dusty Times. Subscription cost is: 1 Year $25.00 2 Years $40.00 3 Years $55.00 Subscriptions outside the United States -Surface Mail, add $5.00 to the figures shown above. In US$ only. CO■ATUlATIIS BPS! &!i.ll~I! llecha1ics of the Year-212 Dusty Times March 2003 Page 41

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CODE 2002 -Awards ceremony And Banquet By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto -Baja-Mex Chad McNeil (C)is shown with the "CODE Off Road Racing Driver Of The Year" award. Left is· Bernardo De La Fuennte, Tecate Beer, Laura Esquer, Tourism Board, Alfonso Lacarra, CODE Race Director and Joaquin Rodriguez, CODE Administrative Director. The bells had barely quieted, after ringing in the New Year, when the CODE Off Road Racing Organiza-tion rang a few bells of their own. Held at the Hotel Araiza Inn Convention Center in Mexicali, the promoters and drivers, the teams ·and mechanics, the families and friends, all got together to give and go get the rewards for a year's worth of racing efforts. Here are the various class winners and the cars they drove to those wins. The point totals were taken from the best of five races over the six race season. Each driver of record was required to enter Page 42 and finish at least three of the contests to be considered in the point total. There was no Class 1 winner because none of the nine drivers were involved in the three race requirement. First place in Class 10 went to Ar-mando Bravo with a total of 62 points earned during five races. Second with 54 points was Elizandro Yee who en-tered four races, and these were the only two of eight drivers with the three race minimum in this class. Luis Barragan who moved to Class 12 from Class 10 woh handily with three races and 45 points. Two other driv-HAC/Nli ers entered only one race, the first race of the season. Class 8 was headed by Armando Bravo, who entered six races and garnered 79 points. Second place went to Ricardo Goronado with a total of 68 points. Beny Canela was in the hunt until the last race of the year when a blown transmission forced him out of the final race. Canela's point total for the year was 62. There were a total of 11 drivers entered in this class over the year. Class 1/2-1600 had the third larg-est number of entries in the CODE season.Twenty-five drivers started at acers 'lilCOHPOHATED March 2003 • Jose Carlos Robles was the 112-1600 champion in CODE's 2002 season, he accumulated 93 points in his six races. · least one race and nine of those finished at least the· three required. First place with a to-tal of 93 points went to Jose C. Robles who en-tered five of the contests. Sec-ond spot went to Jorge Sanchez who also was entered Jason Gregory drove his good looking 5-1600 to the CODE in five races and points championship, he only took one race but finished well ended with 85 -'up,__a_ll_s_ea_s_o_n_l_on_,g,__. _____________ _ points. Third went to Hiram Duran who entered a total of five races for 72points. Michelle Gastelum, the only woman driver in the CODE ranks also won the Class 5 sweepstakes with a total of 52 points. Close on her heels was Gerardo Gonzalez second with 49 points and Joe Heger only eight points behind took the third spot with 46 points. The largest number of en-tries over the year class was Class 7. Added money, for this class, from HomSaga el rey de las Puertas, most certainly helped boost the number of entries in Class 7 during the year. A total of 30 drivers went after the added $3,000 purse for each race. Chad McNeil, who entered all six races and finished first in three of them, was the class point winner with 117 points. Chad was also the overall winner in the CODE Pro class. Only two points sepa-rated second and third place, in 7. Hector Salazar entered six races and finished first in two of them for 99 points. Mario Salcido entered all six races, but man-aged only one first place finish in Class 9 winning four of them and placing first for the year with 104 points. Rudolfo Wilhemy took sec-ond in class with a total of 79 points and Juan Mayoral finished a close third with 73 points. Class 7S was headed by Jose Diaz Martinez, five races entered and 80 points won. Second place went to Dave Ahles five starts and a 64 point total. Only one point back was Refugio Fonseca third place with 63 points. Miguel Mexia won the 11 class with a yearly total of 7 5 points. A Cerill9 Ortega finished in second with 66 points. Fernando Flores took second place with a total of 61 points. On the Sportsman side of the house, Adolfo Ayala started six races, finished five and took first in three of them for a total of 97 points to win the top spot in Class 14. Second place and came out The Class 11 CODE champion was Miguel Mexia, his five with 97 points race total was 75 ints. Adolfo Ayala had three wins during the '02 season and that gave him the Class 14 title. Dusty Times

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Class 9 went to Daniel Reyes, his one win and numerous seconds Annando Bravo won the last race of the series and with it came the The Class 18 honors went to Ruben Godoy, one win and lots of high and thirds got him the honor. honor of being the Class B champion. place finishes got him the award. Luis Barragan won all three races he entered and that allowed him to Luivan Voelker won one race, finished well up in all his other contests Chad McNeil only won one rc1ce but the 117 points he accumulated take the Class 12 award for the '02 season. and 117 points gave him the Safari Class win. for the year. finisher for the year with 89 points tered over the year. The class winner gave him the Class 7 '02 season win. ished the season with 130 points. Sec-with 97 points was Edgar Delgado. Jason Gregory won the 5-1600 was Armando Roman. Third went to and the Overall winner for the Sports-class, with four first place finishes out Francisco Rojas with a total of 71 man class was Jose Montoya who fin-of six races entered and a total of 83 points. ond place went to Martin Lizarraga Ruben Godoy, five races entered points. Second went to Julian Patron Twenty-nine entries in Class 15 who finished five races for 66 points. made this the second largest class en-Third spot went ····"' to Mario Guti-errez with three starts and 37 points. Another driver actually had 47 points but did not en-ter the three re-quired races during the sea-son. There were 22 entries over the year in this class. Daniel Reyes First in the class 10 season battle was Amado Lopez, his 62 entered six races points were enough to take the award. Michelle Gastelum had two wins and her other good finishes won her the Class 5 gold medal. The Class 15 win went to Jose Montoya, his three wins got him the -coveted class win for the '02 CODE season. Dusty Times with a total of 102 points. Third place Continued on page Bilstein • Sway A Way Eibach • HM · QA 1 · CNC.~-· Bparca • PRP • Fuel Sate Ran Davis Radiator, · Betrab Oil Coolers Optima Batteries Mechanix Wear March 2003 Page 43.

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Second spot in 1600 went to Jorge Sanchez, he was less than 10 Manuel Delgado had some wins and good finishes but was only able Martin Liza.ffaga was able to grab second spot in the Class 15 battle, points from the class win. to grab second in Safari points. _al_~-'ayc..s_fl .... y:_in.;,.g_h_,ig'-h_. -~---~-----~---and /9pomtswon, headed Class 18. the third placetimsherwas Raul Maya Bmlderwas Ventura Cardenas. wmners, seen with their cars, m the . April 11-13, 2003, Group .lerso Second spot went to German Ramir- with 92 points. The people of CODE OFF ROAD fotos in the story. The writer was con- 200, San Felipe, B.C. ez with 64 points and Raul Montiel Four drivers won awards for start- would like to thank all the drivers, the fined to a hospital bed that night and June 13-16, 2003, KC Hilites Night only entered three races but finished ing and finishing all six races over the teams, the sponsors, the course vol-missed all the fun and entertainment. Race, Mexicali, B.C. first in two of them for a total of 48 season. Theywere DanielReyes,Jose unteers, and the families, friends and Thank you Rosa. To the rest of you, · August 15-17, 2003, CODE/ points and third place in class. Angel Gonzalez, Luivan Voelker and fans for another successful racing sea-"come on down to the Baja for some FRTORW Grand Prix, Tecate, B.C. The Safari class finished the sea-Elroy Hernandez. The Engine Builder son. I would like to also take this op- · great CODE racing,." The first race · October 10-12, 2003, CODE son with Luivan Voelker' s 117 points winner was Victor Roma. The Trans- portunity to thank my wife for spend-of the season will have past by the time Mangiamos 300, Mexicali, B.C. taking first spot. Manuel Delgado fin-mission Builder winner was Federico ing the time to go to Mexicali, to take you read this story, but the rest of the December 12-14, 2003, CODE/ ished in second with 103 points and Montes and the winning Chassis the individual fotos of the various season follows: Record Race Ready 200, Mexicali to Hector Salazar had a pretty good season, he finished second in Second in class 5-1600 for the '02 season, Julian Patron had a Second in Class 18 was German Ramirez, he and his Ford Bronco points in the very competitive Class 7. bunch of seconds and thirds in his good looking bug. _ha_d_a_,_pr:_e'-tty'--"-good _ _,J'-e_a_r. _____________ _ ICIIVG=:c~&OGY 714.530.B701 • .FAXT14..530.BTa2 ~ 1RASKAV£, UNff A • GARDENGRO"V£ CA 92843 'tltltNtlV',n Page 44 March 2003. '; l5'; a•;· ■nerBeria '; 2.5" 2.5" --€lb!!Ei Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call todayl Dusty Times

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r' ,,,-By Wes Wisdom A big congratulations goes out to our new Board of Directors: President, Tom So bray; Vice President, Harry Dunne; Secretary, Tim Mason; .Treasurer, Mike Sobray; Race Director, Jerry Longo and Sgt.-at-Arms, Don Bowler. They have already come up with some new ideas and their energy and enthusiasm is catchy. We're all excited and looking forward to the coming race year! We also want to give a big thanks to the outgoing Board members: Brent Parkhouse, Greg Blakeman, Wes Wisdom and Scott Wisdom. They gave up a lot of their own time over the past year and all of the F .A .l.R.'s members want them to know how much it was appreciated. -The 2003 race year started off with a bang. Three races in two weeks. With F.A.l.R. racers going to all three races, it was very busy. Brent Parkhouse took his new 2-1600 Mirage to Laughlin for the SCORE race and, except for a run- · in with some of Laughlin's finest, had a good time. It seems that after one of his races he was told by an official to return to his pit via a dirt road that was closed off. While putting along back to his pit, the local Gendarmes pulled him over and proceeded to write him up for driving .on a closed country road. Their minds were made up and diey wouldn't listen to the fact that he was directed to go that way by some official. They were "going to make an example" of him so wrote him a ticket and 'then went to talk to the official that _ sent him that way. Brent wasn't the only racer to get this treatment. there was at leas·t one other. He went to get some help from SCORE but as of the deadline for this column none has been offered. But rumor has it that Brent hit it big in the casino so he still loves Laughlin in spite of the shabby treatment by their Gestapo. M.O.R .E. had their first race of the year, the California 300, that same weekend. It was an unbelievably beautiful weekend, 7 5 degrees and just enough breeze, and Jim Clem~nts has to be the most "Racer Friendly" and best paying promoter around. Jerry Longo had to overcome some very big obstacles in the week prior to the race. A bad crash while testing his 2-1600 Lothringer on the Saturday before the race almost kept hi from running. But, with the help of a lot of friends, his race car was torn down and taken to Lothringer's shop where Kent replaced the back half of the car in record time. Longo and his crew got the car back together and out to Barstow late Thursday night. A little setup time on Friday and they were ready! Jerry wanted to thank everybody who helped get his car together and especially to Mike Long who prepped his own car for Jerry to race, just in case. After all this, Jerry, wi"th .driving help from Scott Wisdom, finished the race strongly. Brian Logan, Class 1600, was complaining the whole race that he "didn't have an engine". H -e couldn't seem to keep up with anybody. Turns out they weren't getting full ·throttle. The throttle IIIHt;J liillUB Dusty Times Subscribers-Please note that effective with this March issue, you will be notified that your subscription is expiring by a postcard. Please help us by renewing your subscription as soon as possible after receiving your notice. If your subscription expired prior to the March, 2003 ·1ssue you will not.receive any more notices. Check your label, the numbers 4/03, etc. says you expire with the April, 2003 issue. Please send your subscription in as soon as possible tor uninterrupted reading ot Dusty Tilftes. Subscription cost is: 1 Year $25.00 2 Years $40.00 3 Years $55.00 Subscriptions outside the United States -Surface Mail, add $5.00 to the figures shown above. In US$ only. Dusty Times cable had slipped. Then a front suspension adjuster broke. So much for running hard in the rough stuff! But he and Brady Wilson motored on for a finish. Curt Geer, also Class 1600, was having a great day. He was running second all day until about Lap 6. He was having a very bad "brain fade" problem and hit something hard. When he came into the pit on Lap 6 he thought he had finished the race: Well, Papa Brian took over the driving chores but by his time they had dropped to fifth place. It was still a very strong showing for Curt . John Kennedy and Frank Wagner, another Class 1600, teamed up in the JFK car and did well. Kennedy had to drive most of the race because Frank had hit something hard and blacked out for a while. He came to while the car was still moving but his brain was rattled enough he didn't know where he was. John then finished the race and only had a flat to contend with. Lenny Holder's day didn't go very well in yet another Class 1600. A The best 4-speed in the desert just got better! broken rear torsion finished their day fairly early. Greg ~lake man, with· Matt Cullen sharing. the driving duties in Greg's Suspensions Unlimited 2-1{>'00, had a good consistent race. They had some traffic problems with an overly aggressive driver right in their pit area but just kept on the gas and got to the finish line. Frank Omboli won the Class 10 race. This reporter hasn't talked with Frank but watched him just go round and round all day. Word is he gave a lot of people rides. I'm envious. He's got one of the fastest 10 cars around. It must have been fun for the riders. Harry Dunne stepped up from Sportsman to Class 9 for this race and did nothing but win the class! Of course, he had Tom Mangione to help and with his son Christopher as his co-rider, they had a loc.k on the class. Bill Markel was in an awesome Jimco Unlimited, V-6 powered with_ an automatic trans. It was the first time the car had seen any dirt let alone any races and it had some of the MENDEOLA's New Extreme Duty 5-speed is now available and affordable for all compe-tition classes, where applicable. RACE PROVEN IN THE 2001 BAJA 500. Call for complete details on this latest innovation in racing transaxle technology. March 2003 usual teething problems. Finally, a broken front suspension finished their day. . There were also three other racers with F.A. l. R . Don Johnson finished third in class, Jeremy Harmon got fourth and Kevin Walsh DNF'd . Out of the 13 cars that F.A .l.R. was taking care of, 10 finished. Even more impressive was that F.A.l.R. cars took five of the top 10 positions in the very, very competitive 1600 class even with all the PRO 1600 cars! A good day for the club. Two weeks later came the MDR Wild Wash 250, also ran at Barstow, and 10 F.A.l.R. took the green flag. Seemed like there was a F.A.l.R. car in every class from the Baja Shops new Truggy to Dan Torrey and Tom Pittman in their Class 11 Stock Volkswagen. Starting with the Unlimiteds, the Baja Shops Truggy had some "New Car Blues". It's first race was somewhat of a learning experience on how to handle spare tires, etc., A .J. Rodriguez was only able Continued on page 46 Page 45 -

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-to complete two laps. F .A.I.R.'s other A .J., Gaston that is, also had a short day. They lost oil pressure very early on the first lap with a hole in one of the engine's valve ·covers. A replacement was found but it only got them to RM32 where a stub axle broke and took out the brake caliper. But, as all good F .A.I.R,. members will do, A.J. went back to Pit C and used his race car for parts to keep the other F.A.I.R. racers in the race. Good sportsmanship! In Class 5 there was ohn Criswell, Gu Peterson and Jim Varshay. John Criswell drove the whole race because brother Tim was recovering from an industrial accident. He was on top of a scissor lift when it decided to topple over. Major injuries to Tim. We all ho e he will recover PRECISION everything yau need ta build. 1T1aintain and operate a racecar 2B65 Eiundry Ave, Signal HIii. CA 90755 BDD.959.7757 562.427.2375 Fax: 562.426.5294 Spa/ Fans Fire Sy sterns· Bleffe Helmets SIiicone Turba Hase · Aeraqulp and Stainless Braided Hase Ii. Fittings Longacre Ii. lntercarnp Scales Ii. Alignment Equipment Nea Synthetic Lubricants High Perfarrnance Batteries Marna and Sparca Seats, Steering Wheels, Suits and Safety Equipment Aurara, NHBB and FK Rad En.ds Setrab, Lang and Flu/dyne OIi Caalers Custarn Brake, OIi, Fuel and Pawer Steering Lines Craw Belts and Harnesses see our complete anline catalog at www.baherprecision.coni VORRA Valley· Off Road Racing Association Northern California & Nevada Schedule Short Course (Prairie City, Sacramento, Ca) Season Opener Spring Fling September Sizzler-October Land· Rush March20-30 April 26-27 Sept27-28 Oct. 25-26 Desert Race Y eringtoDt NV. 300 May 24-2~ Fallon, NV. 250 July 12-13 Hawthorne, NV. Aug. 30-Sept 2 Overall class championships include both short course and desert races. Please visit www. vorra.cmn or call Rich Klein at 530-622-0370 Spa,ctatora and Racers Welcome Page 46 March 2003 quickly and fully. John did well except for losing two hours on Lap 2. Broken c.v. flanges took a long time to get replacements installed but they did finish and came in second in class. · Guy Peterson was leading. the class until a broken front trailing took him out on the third lap. He did set the fastest lap for Class 5, though. The engine in Jim Varshay's car let him down and he was only able_ t get in 2+ laps. Quy Savedra came in from Vegas to race his 5-1600 and his race started out with a flat tire even before he took the green flag. A super quick tire change kept them on time for the start. The suspension kept sagging on the car so they couldn't go as fast as they would have liked which was probably okay 'cuz they were also • having steering problems with a bad bushing. Anyway, they did get a good finish, fourth in c-1 ass. The Leshers, Ric hard and Ryan, had a real strong h o lcf on Class 10, setting Fast Lap on Lap 5. But two driver changes were too much to overcome and they came in second by 10 seconds! Lenny Holder's car was still in good shape after the M.O.R.E. race so he decided to go to Barstow. That was Friday. He had to get new torsion bars and get them installed. It was close but they did get to the starting line albeit barely on time. The new bars never seemed to take a set so Brian Logan, driving the first two laps, wasn't able to drive the car as fast as it should have been a b0le to go .. When Lenny got in, with his wife as the co-driver, he rolled the car, right in the pits. It didn't seem to bother her so they kept on going but were only able to finish five of the six laps. SCORE LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE January 17-19, 2003 Laughlin, Nevada Protruck Winner: Jeff Dickerson Ford #223 Dickerson/Nuckles Win Protruck Season Opener!!! The Protruck season opener was held this past weekend on 'the banks of the Colorado River, in the Southern Nevad a resort destination of Laughlin, NV. The SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, a unique desert short-course event on the Protruck Racing Series schedule is the first of the eight race Protruck series. The race is run on an 11.7 mile loop with an 85 minute time limit to run four laps on both Saturday and Sunday. The overall elapsed times from both Saturday and Sunday's races are combined to award the victory. Ten Protrucks drew into competition with the Class B's with the fastest ·driver Jeff Dickerson winning the Protruck class in 1:47:30. On Day 1, starting in the second row next to Al Hogan #226, Jeff made the pass by Al in the bright orange Dickerson Motorsports Ford and held his position throughout the race. Jeff said he "got slowed up by some traffic but the race was fast." He never passed the first two Protrucks of Greyson Smith in the Herzog Electric #213 and the Red Bull Protruck of Steve Barlow #299, who led the pack the rest of the day. Dan Torrey and Tom Pittman had a lot of fun in their Class 11, but, after an almost five hour first lap, put it on the trailer. c ·raig Reynolds, on the other hand, had one of their best days. They scored Fast Lap but only finished third in Class 20 minutes behind the winner. But, keep in mind they lost an hour and a half when one of the c .v.'s sheared all of its bolts. Coulda, ~houlda, wo·ulda! It was a pretty busy schedule but a great start for the new race season!! ·In Row 3 was the "fearless" Alan Pflueger #255 and the Dukes Racing Ford of Chet Huffman #220. Tony Licitra in the #242 TL Racing Chevy and Rob Reinertson #243 RJR Ford were in Row 4 and the HBP Ford of Dan Hunt. #228 and Tatum Motorsports Bruce ·Friedman #221 in Row 5. 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20103 PROTRUCK POINTS Rank Ori ver of Record Lau hlin Parker Total 1 Jef1: Dickerson 230 184 414 2 Al Ho an ' 210 200 410 3 Rick D Johnson 180 226 406 4 Ch◄3t Huffman 204 180 384 5 Daniel Hunt 192 182 374 6 Steve Barlow 218 0 218 7 Rick L Johnson 0 214 214 8 1 John Becker 0 206 206 9 A~an Pflue er 200 0 200 10 Gro son Smith 198 0 198 11 Ton Licitra 196 0 196 12 David Scaroni 0 196 196 13 Bruce Friedman 194 0 194 VISIT US AT OUFI \NEEISITE www.~evCIClao'f' BEL RAY CV GREASE SWEPCO GEAR OIL #203 -#212 -#201 10% OFF CASE LOTS HEAVY DUTY CHALLENGER RIMS 930 CV'S Ai A LOW PRICE $44.95EACH ORBUY 4-AT 39.95 EACH NEW 4.86 002 BUS RING & PINIONS USA MADE NEVADA OFFROAD T-SHIRiS SM,MED,LRG,XLG,XXLRG 11 GALLON DUMP CANS WOOVENBRAKESHOES OWEL BALL JOINiS HELLA H - I - D LIGHiS PIAA HIGH -LOW LIGHiS YOKOHAMA ilRES SUPER DIGGER Ill 33 X 10.50 X 15 SCIIRE/SNGREAPP-~Ed 1aaa CAR• aaa.•u WHILE THEY UISJ! CALL TOLL FREE Dus_ty Times 1-888-755-5900 3054 5 . VALLEY VIEW #130 • LAS VEGAS, NV• 89102 HOU~: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM • SAT' 9AM-5PM (702)871-5221 FAX March 2003 front suspension, which put him out for the remainder of the weekend. The fastest Protruck on Saturday was Jeff Dickerson in 0:53:35 followed by Steve Barlow with 0:53:48 and Al Hogan 0:53:59. On Day 2, the Protruck leader with the fastest time from the previous day started first on Sunday. Driving for Jeff Dickerson was Protruck veteran Jimmy Nuckles in the #223 Ford. Jimmy started in front and stayed on the gas throughout the race and was the first across the finish in 0:53:55. Steve Barlow and Al Hogan were hot on his tail but never made the pass "we ran hard and they still out ran us" said Steve. "All those guys were good, tough drivers," Al said, "but it was hard to pass in all the dust." Steve finished second with an elapsed time of 1 :48:38, Al Hogan in 1:49:04. Fourth was Chet Huffman, followed by Alan Pflueger, Greyson Smith, Tony Licitra, Bruce Friedman, and Dan Hunt. Nine out of ten starters finished the event. PL E ASE! DoN'T FORGET To SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO KEEP DUSTY TIMES REPORTING THE OFF ROAD NEWS! This Is the 1,ystem run by inost off road race winners TRI-MIL BOBCAT QIROME 198~91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUiRIES INVITED Page47 .....

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I.EST WE /:ORt.EI • 16 NIONTHS·IATER The south collapsed at a magnitude of 2.1 on a seismograph, the north tower collapsed with a magnitude of 2.3, according to Columbia University in New York. The San Francisco Bay area earthQuake . in 1989 had a magnitude of 7.1. Fifteen million sQuare feet of office space was destroyed at the World Trade Center, more than three times the amount of space in the Sears Tower in Chicago. four hundred and thirty businesses with 50,000 employees from 26 countries called the World Trade Center 'The Office. " One thousand three hundred and thir9' seven vehicles were crushed when the towers collapsed, including 91 New York Fire Department vehicles, a little more than half of all the fire vehicles in Louisville, Kentucky. The Salvation Army served 3,231,681 meals at the World Trade Center site from September II, 2001 to Mt!J 30, 2002. Wal-Mart sold 116,000 flags on September //, 200/, an increase .of 100,000 compared with September //, 2000. All flags were made in the USA . Eigh9' wedding ceremonies were scheduled at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel from September / I to September 17, 2001. 47 couples cancelled because of the national tragecfy. $900,000,000 was raised by the end of 2002 from the Department of Transportations $2.50 per passenger ticket -fee to help Po/ for aviation securi9'. One hundred and twen9' jet aircraft were stranded at the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport when United States airspace was restricted to military aircraft onfy. ·--------~----------------------· .: IN M£MORIUM : I ·· I I Our background information was nil when we announced the I passi_ng of Stan Parnell in last month's issue. We still I I have no further information, but Jim Ober, Trackside Photo I did get us a nice picture of Stan and his wife, Joyce. We believe this was taken on the BFGoodrich Newport Harbor cruise one deadly cold night in 1979. Again, we mourn the passing of St~n and wish Joyce and their family well. Page ~a March 2003 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Fuel Sales "Pro Cell" is our tap-of-the-line racing cell that comes ready to ;)) super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safety loam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SOOA 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 I Bend, Oregon 97701 RadngCeDs (541) 388-0203 · (541)388-0307 fax Dusty Times

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(805) 696-9665 ~ ~ ..... • 12pm .. 6pm M-F Various ~·& Saturdays .w 4 714-449-1271 * 714-449-1374 Fax. Weddle Engineering• P.O. Box 1075 • Goleta, CA 93116 SPORT MOTOR CY Cl ES more Trail Notes ... AMERICAN RAcING/JEEPSPEED CHALLENGE - We were remiss in our coverage of the MDR awards banquet. We mentioned the Jeepspeed awards but neglected to mention that Clive Skilton handed out a good bit of money to the.winner and the runners-up. Thompson, the Jeepspeed champion took home a nice $4,000 for his racing efforts. $1,500 came from American Racing and $2,500 was given by Skyjacker Suspension. Casey Currie, the runner up in the JeepSpeed Challenge took home $1,000, from American Racing and Charlie Peltzer, Rookie Of The Year took home $1,000, given by Howe Performance Steering. For the 2003 season, $2,450 cash from sponsors will be awarded at each race, plus the MDR payback, this includes both Pro and Sportsman classes and the MDR contingency awards for each race. Not too bad for a $360.00 MDR entry fee. Hopeful!:, this class will continue to gTOW. . BITD PARKER 425 -It was a good race run in near perfect weather and all we talke<l to had a good time. Here are the top couple of finishers in each class, the entire story and lots of pictures will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. Class 1500 (Class l)went to Dale Ebberts, Mark Weyrich was 15 minutes behind in second place. The Class 1000 (Class 10) win went to Eli Yee (See this months cover), Rick Ellison was second, 11 minutes out of the win. The 1200 Class (Protruck) win went to Rick D. Johnson, second in class was Rick L. Johnson, just two minutes out of the win. Mark Miller took the Class 1400 win (Trophy Truck), Darren Skilton was long second place. The Class 1100 win went to Jeff Moore and he was followed in by Toby Gaerin-who was just three minutes behind. Class 2000 (1/2-1600) was taken by Aaron Hawley, Kevin Graves was· second, about half an hour behind. Hector Salazar took the Class 7200 (Class ?)victory, second was Eric Hardin, almost an hour in arrears. The 8100 Class (8S) went to Greg Foutz, Chad Hall was second, he too almost an hour out of the winning time. Marc Stein took the Class 4100 win followed by Rod Hall, quite a long way back. Class 8000 (Class 8) was the domain of Keith Moore, Curt LeDuc was second, a mere 39 seconds from the gold medal. Malcolm Vinje took the Class 7100 (7S) honors, Bob Graham was second, a very long way behind the winner. John Holmes took the Class 3100 win, Mike Falkoskywas second, less than 10 minutes behind. Aaron Dixon was the Class 7300 winner with no other finisher in the class. The Class 5100 (5-1600) laurels went to Jasper Dyer, second was Mike Harris, some 40 minutes out of the lead. The Class 2000S winner was Oscar McClure, no other finishers in this class. The Class 4100S winner was Mike Brinkerhoff, he was the only finisher in the class. Get all the details next month. ruCER X MOTORSPORTS -Just want everybody to know that Mike Cohen, Jeffe at.Racer Xis now exclus.ively in the wholesale end of the business. Racer X is a manufacturer and istributor of an ever expanding product line of performance products and accessories. Racer X has a color catalog and a website Or, contact Mike at 3231-C Business Park Drive, #318 Vista, CA 92083 760-918-0777 or fax 760-918-0733. Help Dastv Times and help vo■nen Support Ille adVerdsen In oustv Times, It helps all ol us wllen , •• dBi Dusty Times March 2003 Page 57

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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: PreRun/Race 5 Class, Fox 2.0 Coilover front 6 Fox rear, PCI intercom, Majors 2332 170 miles, Beard 4130 thruout, 22 gal Fuel Safe. All Glass, pumpers, many spares. Wont last at $15,000.00 or best. (619) 843-4557. FOR SALE: 98 Mirage Class 1 single seat, Mid Engine, 2 complete Toyota V-6 Fuel injected motors, 2 Jerico 4 speed trans, 2 Fields differ-entials, spare parts and tires. Best of everything, professionally main-tained, $60,000.00 OBO. Brian (562) 619-9686. FOR SALE: Funco Single Seat-VW 1600 Duel Port, Bus IRS, Fuel Cell, Rack & Pinon w/Power Steer-ing, Fox Shox, Beard Seat w/Sim-pson 5 pt harness. Reliable & clean, Suspension. Works great. There's a lot of life left in this veteran racer for pre-run or fun. With a trailer, both current registration. $4,350.00 OBO Tom (760) 505-7223 . FOR SALE: MiggieMotorsports Sale: 1. Feather lite Gooseneck Trailer: Full living quarters with queen-size bed also includes kitchen with microwave, fridge/ freezer combo. Stove top full size sink. Dual air conditioning with full bath. Includes 30ft of shop space and complete wiring for 110 volt with aluminum siding. This trailer included all options of purchase. Mint Condition, used 6 times over the 2 year pe-riod. Onan generator included. 2.OTHER SALES OF INTER-EST Two Steve Cobain C6 Transmissions (fresh). Walker Evans Trophy Truck Parts. 2 ma-chine dynamic spindles complete with knock off hubs. 2 ¾ tons spindles for Ford I-Beam with cone hubs and rotors. Upper and lower Control arms. Ford 460 Fontana Long Block (parts). Krespin 3rd member 40 spline rear end housing complete with hubs. Set of new Beards seats. 4 BFG new Mud terrain 35/18. 80 thousand pound newmatic H press. SERIOUS inquires only. Please call fo r pricing @ (805) 386-1243 (Mike) or (760) 632-0335 (Todd). HOT AND WINNING Class 12 single seat Chenowth, Major mo-tor, King Shocks, New Fuel Cell, Hella HID, Oise Brakes, PCI radio, Mastercraft, UMP, Howe PS. Fresh race prep, new Foddrill arms, new torsions, new axles. Ready for the 2003 season. Invested $49,000.00 will sell for $19,500.00 OBO. Ref # 807. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: Old Truck Roger Mears, Chevy Company Car King Suspension Aluminum block, single seat. All fresh. Ready to Ra.:e. Please call (619) 482-4311 after 6pm .. (858) 602-1730. FOR SALE: Jeepspeed race car. Full chrome moly construction with roll cage and under hood cage tied into suspension points. Unibody frame boxed and strengthened in chrome moly .. Just updated to 2003 Pro Class rules with Currie 9" rear end fitted spool, disc brakes and HD studs. Currie Dana 44 front end. Both gusseted and strengthened and fitted 4.56 gears. Race motor by Nick Beal at Jeep Tricks. HD 5 speed 4x4. Rubicon Express front suspension and HD track bar. Deaver rear race springs. Bilstein 2.5" 9100 remote resevoir shocks with latest trick valving and hydraulic bump stops. Currie HD steering , cooler and control arms. Howe Performance quick ratio steering box, pump and resevoir. Beard race seats and limit straps. Crow 5 point belts and win-dow nets. Jaz fuel cell in stock loca-tion. Slip yoke eliminator and cus-tom drive line. 3 core rad. Fiber-glass hood and fenders. Rustys rear flares. Lexan side windows and quick fuel fill. 33" BFGs on Ameri-can wheels. Class 3 & Jeepspeed legal. Has Interchangeable 2 wheel drive front end setup. This car is supet fast. Has run up front at last 3 races. 2nd place finish at Lucerne 300 in Sept. Featured in Nov issue of JPMagazine. Displayed at OffRoadExpo. Needs nothing. Turn key and be ready to WIN. In current Pro Class trim ... $24,500.00 ... In Sportsman Class trim .... $19,500. Has current Ca Title and Tags to July 2003. Call (714) 538-7434 or email us for more details. CaRaceRall FOR SALE: Letner Racing (714) 633-0030, Henry or Danny. (2) Fresh Henry Chassis, one never ran, SCORE Lite Class 12. Best of Ev-erything, Bonner Hawk engines, King Shocks, Mendeola, $49,000.00 each. ALSO New Dyno Only 2 Liter Bonner Hawk, $10 000.00. 2000 Silverado Trophy Truck. Chromoly chassis, -28" front travel, King Coil and Bypass, Fodrill spindles, rear 4 link 25" trave, CNC 6 piston calipers throughout, air bumps, sway bar, Art Carr, Chrisman rear end. BF Goodrich, headlocks, 37x17s, 85 gal.tank, MSD, wild Chevy414 c.i., 645 HP, Taylor seats, PCI and Autometer. $85,000.00. Ref #866 call Baja Brokers 760-723-2117 or check us out at 1985 Freightliner random axle Air Ride, Big cam 350 with a fresh bot-tom end. The trailer is a 1980 Air Ride Great Dane 45' with a 15" drop deck. Right side has 2 separate 3 ½' with double doors (8' opening) on the left. Huge awning and enclosed canopy with roll up windows. Six 4' x 8' belly boxes. The inside has benches, shelves, cabinets, 50001b wench, tool boxes, 110 lights, air compressor, generator (diesel). $32,000.00. Ref# 863 call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or FOR SALE: CORR Pro-2 or Sportsman 2 truck. New rules for 2003 allow this all tube chassis truck in Sportsman 2. Very well b4ilt truck. 20" travel, 3" SAW's, Dana 60, American Racing Beadlocks. Championship quality Sportsman truck. Roller $16,000.00 email: Racer FOR SALE: Probst Laser Short course car, Rabbit, 091 Bus 930 CV. SB Stubs and axles, Bilsteins, 2 sets headlocks, Beard, Pumper, CNC, UMP, spare trans & more. East coast $9,000.00 OBO. Call Bob (732) 814-4044. FOR SALE: Class 5 4130, King Shocks, coilovers, 4 wheel disc, 091 trans, Major Perf. Type 4. Micro stubs, Raced very little, many spares, $22,000.00 or best (619) 843-4557. FOR SALE: Short Course, Class 10/12 two seat Taylor chassis, 1650 NC, 002 Bus, Summers, Sway-A-Way, Fox, Ump, Centerline, BFG. $6,800.00 OBO. ALSO FOR SALE: Toyota 4AGE 1650cc, JE, Web Cam, Total Seal, Pauter Rods, Fat intake & exhaust, Weber, K & N, fresh. Call Scott Schwalbe (715) 272-1101. FOR SALE: Jimco Class 5 car. New MD-4 Trans, Fox coilovers and bumps, Flame-out, Master-craft, Wright, Ump, Fuel Safe, Sum-mers, TCS, CNC. Perfect race or Pre-Run. CA street licensed. Ex-Dickerson car. Call Sean (909) 237-2745. $24 000.00 OBO. .~ FOR SALE: 1988 Yamaha Rally Car-Raced one time by Rory Chen-owth in the Baja 1000. 4 Wheel drive, Hellebrand rear ends, inde-pendent suspension, (10) Yokoha-mas on double headlock with Cen-terlines, T IO welded chromoly. Very custom body with original molds. No motor or tranny. Cost Yamaha 500k to build, would make beautiful PreRunner. 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t FOR SALE: '90 Ford Bronco, 15" fr, King bypass, 3" wider, 4x4, De-troit locker, 4:56 gear, New351 in-jected Ford Factory motor, New trans, Currie 9" with Billitt Willwood calipers, 15" r travel, Dual Fox, Bilstein bumps, Beard seats, Roadmaster, cage, Penhall built. $33,000.00 in receipts. $25,000.00 firm. Must see, Handles great. Ref #869 Baja Bro-kers call (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: Trophy Truck 406 Ford Dry Sump, transprows c6 Dual MSD 3" King Coilover & by-pass, Summers 9" Howe R& P, 55 gal Fuel Safe, Mastercrafr, Fluidyne, CNC, Willwood, Ultra Goodyear BFG, Never r~ced $100,000.00 Call Randy at ,For-tune Fab (909) 687-6416. FOR SALE; 2002 Jimco Class 10. Best of everything. 2 seat. FAT. Fresh fuel injected 17 50, King Shocks, Fortin DGN, 934 CV's, Mastercraft, 38 gal Fuel Safe. This car works excellent and is a fin-isher. Must see. With spares. $80,000.00 obo. Call Dave@ 602-300-7688. FOR SALE: SRP Banshee, 17" wheel travel, Dean Sundahl, 4130 chassis, works ultracross, Allen Fox Engine, only the best parts, many, many overall wins. Have to ride to believe, $12,500.00 (619) 445-5477. FOR SALE: 98 PreRunner, Hot VW's Cover Car Dec 2002, Feb 2003 Calendar, Chromoly tube chassis, A-Arm front 21" travel, 6x6 rear 19" travel, Coilovers and bypasses Bilsteins, Wilwood 3" splind hub w/gland nut, CNC brakes, Bus Box 4:57 R & P Hewland gears, Webers, MSD Ignition, Momo, Carbon fiber dash, Ump power steeri0g, power windows, Alpine CD, 33 BFG front, 35 BFG rear, RGR Bead lock rims, street legal, 52K OBO or trade (619) 444-2275. email ffi FOR SALE: 1997 Jimco Class 10, FAT Toyota 4AG, 30 gal. Fuel cell, Fortin, 934's, BFG, Beard, Howe, PCI, Ron Davis, 4th overall 2002 Pro-10, new belts, many spares, Woods 4 seater Prerunner avail. ALSO 4.3 V6 Mendeola MD45. Class 10. $48,000.00, PreRunner $26,000.00 or$ 70,000.00 Both. (760) 427-2018. FOR SALE: 2000 Jimco Class 1, Myers Racing single seater, or can be converted back to a two seater, Toyota Camary V-6, 3.2 liter, 320hp, with fresh spare motor, Moree ignition w/digital dash system, Fortin 5 speed tranny, rear hubs & steering rack, 934 CV's & ax-les, King Shocks, 42 gallon Fuel Cell. Best of Everything, very clean and well main-tained, $85,000.00 call An-drew at (949) 294-9034. FOR SALE: Jimco 2000 Class 1, Two seater Fox, Fortin, 935 C. U. only the very best in parts. No motor, no trans, $55,000.00 OBO includes spare set arms (front & rear) everything ready to go. OR $85,000.00 includes: Dose/Horn SCAT motor & new Fortin 5 speed. Contact Mike James (619) 445-1245 or (619) 985-2198. FOR SALE: Class 10 Jimco 2000, 4 TIME CHAMPION Marcourt Racing owns 2 winning 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: Loaded 96 GMC SLE 3 seater with Vortec engine. 6" lift, 9 leaf rears, 10 shocks, Dana 60 Locker strange axles roll cage. Truck shortened 9" 2 spares. Price includes shipping to Salt Lake. $14,900.00. 1 403-703-7702. Check FOR SALE: Jimco Class 1 or 10. Fortin DGN, 934 C.V. Summers hubs, CNC brakes, Fox, Ump, MasterCraft, 1915 Type 1. $42,000.00 O.B.O. (909) 237-2745. FOR SALE: FAT Performance Lexus V8. 4100cc, 12 to 1 com-pression. Weber carbs. Tuned for Class One car. Never installed or run. Only dynode. Over 420 HP. Ready to race. $30,000.00 new. Asking $21,500.00. Pictures on re-quest. Currently in storage in Tustin. (602) 791-8307 ask for JP. FOR SALE: 2.9L Type IV Race · motor originally built by Major Performance for S,. Sourapas .. 300 race miles on complete rebuild, in-cluding new beads, ;valves, bearings, rings, etc. etc. by R McDowell. Complete $6,000.00 OBO Bill Pate. (619) 871-2353 or Dusty Times Subscribers-Please note that effective with this March issue, you wi11 be notified. that your subscription is expiring by a postcard. Please he1p us by renewing your subscription as soon as possible after receiving your notice. _If your subscription expired prior to the March, 2003-issue you will not receive any more notices. Check your label, the numbers 4/03, etc. says you expire with the April, 2003 issue. Please send your subscription in as soon as possible for uninterrupted reading of Dusty Times. Subscription cost is: 1 Year $25.00 2 Years $40.00 3 Years $55.00 Subscriptions outside the United States Surface Mail, add $5.00 to the figures shown above. In US$ only. Dusty Times March 2003 FOR SALE: Clive Skilton's Jeepspeed .Pre Runner. 1997 Cherokee 2 door 2 wheel drive. · Light, fast and fun. Chromemoly roll cage by Dave Turner Motor-sports tied into unibody frame. Chromemoly front axle boxed and gusseted. 8.25" Chrsler rear axle with trac lock and 4.56 gears. Sky-jacker front sub frame and heimed control arms. Rubicon Express front springs, and front track bar with HD mount. Currie HD steer-ing. Currie slip yoke eliminator and custom drive line. Deaver rear rally race springs. Bilstein 7100 remote resevoir shocks. Race clutch. Beard front race seats and Beard custom 3 place rear seat. Crow 5 point belts. American Racing wheels. Your choice of 31" or 33" BFGs. Fab Tech Prerunner brush guard with Delta 600H 100 watt Zenon bulbs. Has air conditioning. Per-formance cat and muffler with side exhaust. All smog legal with cur-rent license .... For Sale $14,750.00. Only need fuel cell, window nets, 2.5" shocks and additional cage work to be 2003 Jeepspeed Sports-man Class legal. Call (714) 538-7434 or • email for more details. FOR SALE: Brand new. Zero miles. Jeepspeed Cherokee. Light-weight 2 door, 4 wheel drive, 5 speed Sportsman division car. Pro-fessionally built. Best of everything. Barrie Thompsom Chrome moly cage. Jaz Fuel cell, 2.5" Sway-A-Ways, 4.56 gears, Skyjacker Subframe with Heim control arms. Currie Drag link. Howe Perfor-mance steering. New BFG's on American Alloys. Beard Seats. Crowe Harness and window nets. Boxed frame. CA Lie Current till 2004. Buy this car and win. $19,500.00 Also Class 3 legal. Call (714) 538-7434 or email FOR SALE: 2-1600· Package Dunrite Chassis, Don Hatz Race Motor, Micro Stub 930 Billet Drums Front & Rear Wright Arms + 2 degree combo's. New wiring, PCI Race Radio & Inter-com, Parker Pumper Fresh Air System 2400 GPS, 3-HIDlight, 4-PIAA lights, King Shocks, BFG Tires. Spare Motor and Trans-mission. Lots of additional spares-too many to list. Very com--petitive car. Ex Hatz car. Top 4 for 2002. Call for details. Baja Brokers Ref # 867 (760) 723-2117 or·aconce FOR SALE: Ford Ranger, Fresh Fat performance Motor, Steel rods, Aluminum Head, C-4 Auto Chromoly cage, Beard Seat, Leduc Lightning rod shocks, Aluminum 9" floater. Fuel Safe, Race Ready, 12 Beadlock with tires plus lots of ex-tras. 1996 Pace 25ft trailer $22,000.00 for the whole show. Will sell truck separate. Call (608) 845-9354. Kirk. Central time. FOR SALE: FAT Perfor-mance Toyota V-6 3.2 liter, Triple Webers, Complete air cleaner to adaptor, Last re-ceipt from FAT $7,200.00. Reliable 260hp $8,500.00/ offer. (619) 469-0400. INDb.X TO AD\/b.Q. 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