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2003 Volume 20 Number 5 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 20 • Number 5 • May 2003 $2.50 ISSN87S0-1732 serving The 0## Road communi~y /:or 20 Years covering the world of competition in the dirt ••.

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Volume 20 -Number s May 2003 DUGliJi.lffllG 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 fl 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 el'l:velope. Classified ·Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp, 20761 PlummerSt., 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. snapshot of the Month ... Ah, the nostalgia lives ·on - The 1983 Frontier 500 had the likes of Chuck Norris behind tea wheel of a strong Nissan entry, Notice that beautiful scenery in the background. DUSTY TIMES will fearure picrures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addres.sed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. May 2003 In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE San Felipe 250 b:, Jud-y Smith ..................................................................... 8 4m Rally OfT urkey b:, Martin Holmes ................................. :-: ................................. 18 M.0.R.E. Lucerne b:,]. Preston Bradshaw ............................................................ 22 , 4m Corona Rally Of Mexico lry Martin Holmes .................................................... 24 California Rally Series Banquet lry Branden Ushijima ........................................ 26 SORR Winternationals b:, B-yrle Moare ............................................................... 28 WRC In Mexico? b-y Martin Holmes ...................................................................... 36 San Felipe Pre Run b:, Jud, Smith .......................................................................... 40 CORVAOffRoad Exposition b-yJud-y Smith ....................................................... 46 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .......................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................................ 6 Protruck News ................................................................................................... 44 Soapbox .............................................................................................................. 45 Good Stuff Directory ........................................................................................ 51 Classified Ads ....................................................................................... 49, 58, 59 Index To Advertisers .......................................................................................... 59 an The cover Gus Vildosola and Teammate Rob MacCachren put it all together and took the Trophy Truck win as well as the overall in their Ford. Photo by Tracksuk Photo Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch led all the way in the huge 1600 class, had some problems but in spite of the mechanicals and terrain like this, they took the coveted gold m!!dal. Photo by Jim Ober Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at c:Subscrihe <Joday lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING . OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □2 □3 □ NEW -$40.00 years years -$55.00 (no credit cards please) □ RENEWAL Name ___________________ _ Address _________________ _ City_-______________ _ State ____________ Zip _____ _ Primary Interest Cats O Trucks O 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 Pagel ..I

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2003 Happenings ... Treeline Club Rally(*) Monrovia, CA Pete Morris December 12-14, 2003 Ramada Express Rally (2, 3, 1) Laughlin, NV CENTRAL SourH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AuroMoVILISTico SAN VICENTE. AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, I.Ne. 3650 SoUTH Po1NrE CIRCLE, SuITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: AMERICAN TRIAI.S AssoclATION AMA OBSERVED 'fRIALs SoUTHilRN CAUFORNIA CHAMPIONSHJP SERIES · BILL MAfua.JM • PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE• (714) 562-7742 EMAIL: <> April?, 2003 Reed Valley/ATA AsOCIAcroN EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l.AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF RoAD CllAMPIONSIDP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSIAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA AurocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD V AILI.ANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Nigh! Races AU Races At Barona Racewa1, Lake.side, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE RACING & SPECIAL EVENT MARKETING 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 (702) 457-5775/FAX (702) 641-2431 E-MAIL: April 25-27, 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 Deceml,er 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 AUTOMOVILJSTAJUARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING. 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES SUE ROBINSON • DIRECTOR 845 SCHOOHOUSE ROAD RAMONA, CA 92065 (760) 788-3809 E-MAIL: crsdirect@honnail.corh BRAD Bou, SoPAc RALLY STEWARD Dusty Times (702) 303-5628 E-MAIL: C~Bums (408) 394-4802 (Home) WEBSITE <> 200.J CRS RAUY CHAMPIONSHIP *Count in WSRC for 2003 May 2-3, 2003 Rim Of The World Rally (2, 3*) Palmdale, CA Mike/Paula Gibeault August 16, 2003* Gorman Ridge Club Rally(3*) Frazier Park, CA Ray & Donna Hocker October 3-4, 2003 (Tentative) Prescott Forest Rally (2,3) Prescott, AZ Michael Taylor November15,2003 Ray Hocker 200.J CRS llAu.YSPRINT Ci«MPIONSHIP October 11, 2003 Santa Maria Rallys1>rint (1) Santa Maria, CA John Dillon · October 15, 2003 Tombstone Paintball Rallysprint II (1) Corona, CA Gabe Pari November 14, 2003 Tarline Clubrally (1) · Monrovia, CA Pete Morris CANNING ATI'RACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWCX)D, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMs (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.). RICHARDS P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CI.AntTON HI-JACKERS . I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELI.SVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Hamson Councy Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AuroMOVILISTICA SAN QtmmN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA )AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CwB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAic: (714) 367-1608 CODEOFPRoAD CODE Offroad USA P.O.Box 2328 Calexico, CA 92231-2328 USA Phone 760-455-8069 Mexico Phone/Fax 011-52686-553-4087 CO DE Offroad Mexico Calle Bravo # 120B Zona Centro Mexicali, BC 21100 INTRODUCING_ • 110 Watts of Power 1160 Channel Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven "_I was in Ensenada, and my crew in San Quintin could hear me 150 9wayl I need these in ALL □-f my trucks!" -~ IL~JIIW 12'.tr-=LL/tlJ!:CiitE:~ PROTRUCK WINNER, 2002 TECATE/SCORE BAJA 1000 -The best communication we've in over IS years of off road racing!" -~6J!Eir.115'..--Cii~JIIW ~ _, ... _. · · ,-~IJ~C~IW TCl.:at~...,. Remote Head opHon available. Call for detail~. 800.869.5636 562.£127.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave. • Signal Hill, CA 90755 May 2003 Pages

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Trail Notes ... BEST IN THE DESERT/FORD -Ford Motor Company has announced continued support of the Best In The Desert's off road racing schedule. BITD announced that Ford is posting $231,000 for 2003 in a Performance Reward Program. Ford, the official truck of Best In The Desert posts $57,750 in performance awards each race. There are also· special year end award bonuses for certain classes. Ford is paying the following for first and second places in the classes shown. Class 1200 - 1" -$1500, 2nd -$750. Class 1400-1"-$2000-2nd-$1000. Class 3100* -$7500-2nd-$3750. Class 4100* - 1st -7500 - 2nd -$3750. Class 7100 - l "-$1500 - 2nd• $750. Class 7200 - l "-$1500 - 2nd• $750. Class 7300* 1 "-$7500 - 2nd $3750. Class 8000 -1" -$2000 - 2nd -$1000. Class 8100* -l" -$7500 - 2nd -$3750. For more information on the Ford dollar payouts contact Best In The Desert at 702-457-5775. The next Best In The Desert event is the Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, Nevada on.April 25 - 27, 2003. ' SCORE SAN FELIPE -263 total entries, 249 actual starters and 164 finishers made this 17th Tecate SCORE San Felipe one for the record books. There were 15 Trophy Truck starters and the team of Gus Vildosola and Rob MacCachren made it their race, they took the class win as well as the overall win in their good looking Ford F-150. Vildosola became the first Mexican National to win the overall tide at a" SCORE race. Rich Hoffman and Craig Stewart were second Trophy Truck and Juan Carlos Ibarra was third. Class 1 had 25 starters and the win went to Dale Ebberts and Ernie Castro, Jr., second overall in their Toyota powered Jimco. Mark and Gary Weyhrich were second in Class 1, third overall and Mike Voyles was third in Class l. In Pro Truck, Alan Pfleuger, Hawaii's own took the win in his Chevy Silverado, Steve Barlow and Steve Olliges were second and David and Steve Scaroni were third. The ½-1600 class had 31 starters and Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch took the class win in their Jimco. James Golden came in second in class and third place honors went to Dave Hendrickson and Cameron Steele were third. The Class 3 win went to Don Moss in his Ford Bronco. Class 5 went to Dave Cua, second went to Tom Brown and third place went to George Seeley Jr. The 5-1600 group had 21 starters and the win went to Allan and Jason Gregory, Danny Ledezma was second and Marcos Nunez came in third. Craig Turner took the Class 7 win in his Ford Ranger, Hector Salazar was second and Daniel Chamlee took the third finishing position. The Class 7S gold went to Bob Graham and Mike Horner in a Toyota Tacoma, Dave Ahles was second and third went to Bob Land. Class 7SX was taken by Perry McNeil Jr. in a Ford Ranger. The Class 8 win went to David Sykes in his Chevy Silverado, he was ninth overall. Second was Craig Corda and Nick and Larry Vanderwey were third. Class 9 was taken by Luis Guevara in his Tubular Design car, second went to Eric Fisher and the Ed McLean/Phillip Breedlove car was third. There were 24 Class 10 entrants and the win went to Eli Yee in his ]imco-Honda. Steve Myers and George Erl were second and Martin Christensen came in third. The SCORE Lite win went to Brian.and Kurt IckJer in a Jimco, _ Gus Vildosola Jr. and Arturo Honold were second and third went to Tom Ridings. Class 11 went to Fernando Flores. John Griffin took the Stock Full class in his AM General Hummer, Bobby Barrett was second. In the motorcycle and Quad classes, Eddie Zeller, Greg Fountain and Mike Martin took the Class 21 win on their Yamaha YZ250, Joe Desrosiers and Brian Sheakley were second. The Class 22 win went to Steve Hengeveld and Johnny Campbell on their Honda XR650R, and they were the first overall motorcycle. Andy Grider and Quinn Cody were second and Christopher Blais was third. Class 30 was on by Ricardo Malo and Greg Bringle on· a Honda XR650, Jimbo Ferguson and Ted Cabral were second and Kevin Ward and Scott Dunlavey came in third. Jim O'Neal, Tim Withers and Jeff Kaplan took the Class 40 win on their Honda XR650. Second were Jimbo Ferguson and Gwin Voughn were second and Dave Simpson and Dan Closson were third. The Class 24 win went to Earl Thigpen on a Honda 250R. Second went to Luis Navarro and Gerado Sepulveda and Joselito Muro was third. Class 25 went to John Gregory, Doug Eichner and Mark Spade on their Honda 4Trax. Mike and Carmen Cafro were second and Gilberto Santana was third. The Overall Sportsman Buggy winner was Tim Price in his Lothringer, Overall Sportsman Motorcycle went to John Kuhlken on his Ronda XR650 and the Overall Sportsman ATV was taken by Manuel Soto on a Honda 400EX. Be sure to see the full story with Loads of pi ;tures beginning on page 8 of this issue. PROTRUCK TV SCHEDULE -The Outdoor Life Network will be showing the Laughlin Challenge, the Parker 425, the Terrible's Town 250 ·and the Baja 500 to more than 53,000,000 viewers in April and May. The series is hosted by Ivan Stewart his own self. A variety of ProTruck desert racing and closed course events will be featured throughout the year. The programs will also include Pro Truck driver interviews, technical features, etc. The Laughlin race will be aired ·on May 1 at 7 pm Pacific and on May 2 at 10pm Pacific time. The Parker 425 will air on May 8 at 7pm Pacific and on May 9 at 10pm Pacific time. Terrible's Town 250 will air on May 22 at 7pm Pacific and May 23 at 10pm Pacific. As of this writing the Baja 500 will air on June 26 at 7pm Pacific: Stay tuned to this column for more air dates as they are received. You may also contact Pro Truck at For specific information relating to the broadcasts contact Steve Weiss at or at 303-880-7221. FIN!\.L FLAG -We are sorry to report' that David Bills was killed in an accident during the· San Felipe 250. Evidently his motorcycle was running late due to mechanical problems and he disappeared in a silt bed and was hit by another racer. Our sincere condolences go to David's family. At least he is at rest. RUMOR DISPELLED -There was talk that there was another accidental death of a racer at San Felipe, a quad racer. Not true! Reliable sources ay that his quad was killed and the rider suffered a couple of broken ribs. 'Nuf said. Trail Notes continued on page 50 Page 6 TeVFax 686-553-4087 June 13-15, 2003 Accesorios Amado Night Race Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX 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 lin.L CuMe ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, 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 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR CHAMPIONSffiP OFF ROAD RACING 192 N. STATE ROAD, SUITE 267 Av0N, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 May 24-26, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Dresser, WI June 7-8, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Antigo, WI June 21-22, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, WI July 12-13, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, MI August 9-10, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, MI August30-31, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, WI Septembr 13-14, 2003 Pro Series Only • New Berlin, NY CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENlO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 FAX (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE V /IN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All e11ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 l.oNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 0F.cATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE U\KE HAVASU C1TY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 October 25-26, 2003 Baja In Havasu Lake Havasu, AZ-EAsrERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 - - . f.NsENADA BAJA OfF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles MaY. 2003 Esn:Ro BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE RACING VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FWRIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 3 76-4176 Mar, Apr, Maz, Noo at Davidson Raceway FRT MoroRSPORTS ,250 KENNEDY, #2 CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 (619) 427-5759 E-MAIL: Buggies & Trucks 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 Ass<x:IATION 4 20 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANes OFF ROAD RACING ASS<XIATION PAUL HUFFMAN (402) 296-4349 JESS URWIN (402) 944-2193 AU races are short course, stadium style. Classes • Sportsman Buggy, 1/2/5-1600, Spare Truck and Quads. Nebraska Racewa:, Park is just minutes west of Omaha, NE. <www> lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36. CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (AU e11ents staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937,3816/FAX 474-2769 INn:R-SHOWS MoroRSPORTS PRoMoTIONs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED . RACING FOR STREET LEGAL JEEP CHEROKlfES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 <www> E-MAIL: KAMlooPS BRONCO BUSTERS WmsPERING PINEs SPORTS & . REcllEATION CENTER P.O. Box 465 l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. CRAIG BYERS (250) 376'-8466 May25,2003 June 15, 2003 September 14, 2003 October 51 2003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0FPROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. }EFFELROD (408) 926-0522 JIMARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAlmrrA OfF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS A.l.VAREZO PANAMERICANA AvE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX Oll-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUIIDERS DUNE BUGGY 'TRADE Snow (517) 543-7214 <> Mi:cmGAN OFF RoAD CIIAMPIONSHIPS M. T.B. Enterprises me. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motmqcles, Quads, A1Vs and Pilots only MAORA Mio-AMERICA OFF ROAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: <www,> May 17,2003 Short Course Casey, IL MaylS,2003 200km Enduro Casey, IL June 1,2003 Short Course Charleston, lL June 21, 2003 Short Course Berryville, IL July5,2003 Short Course TBA July 26, 2003 Short Course TBA August 23, 2003 Short Course Bedford, IN September27,2003 Short Course Charleston, IL September27,2003 Short Course Casey, IL September28,2003 200km Enduro Casey, IL MoJA VE DESERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 FAX E-MAIL: May 17, 2003 Ridgecrest 250 Ridgecrest, CA June 28, 2003 Kartek 400 Lucerne Valley, Ca August 9, 2003 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 27, 2003 Lucerne 300 Lucerne Valley, CA November22,2003 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. HIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSmP P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 May 30-31, 2003 Lucerne CA July 26, 2003 Barstow, CA September 20, 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 TmALs SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed Valky with a school) NATIONAL Mun RAcING AssN. RT. #l-Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. BUTCH CHAPIN MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAST 3 RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 Dusty Times

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NOORA Crandon World Championships Boulder City, NV V1CFNrE GuE.uullo OF RoAD Cum ALTO Pit GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 PRO October4-5, 2003 PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA Prescott, AZ 1 E-MAIL September 12-14, 2003 Gold Coast 34th SNORE 250 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 P.M.) July 26, 2003 <> Primm 300 Las Vegas, NV Camp Wood 100 Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads SCORE November 22-23, 2003 W~OFRoAD Prescott, AZ i (Spring Valle, Raceway, on route 518, 20 September 26-28, 2003 Western Desert Championship • RA.ONG~TION August 30, 2003 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) Baja Mex 300 Barstow, CA LARRY HENDERSON· Snowflake 150 (Thunde Valle, located 15 minute., from BITD (604) 538-0692 Heber,AZ Spring Valle,) October 11-12, 2003 SONS OF THUNDER WORRA P.O.Box 3241 _September 27-28, 2003 May 11,2003 Phoenix 4 WHEELERs SUMAS WA 98295 PMPGranPrix Spring Valley Raceway PRO RAcEDMSION w~ PENNm.vANIAW1:1m. To Pima Motorsports Park May25,2003 KEITH STEWART Spring Valley Raceway November 13-16, 2003 (714) 522-1899 WHm. OF ROAD RACING October 25, 2003 June 15, 2003 Baja 1000 PATRICK McGUIRE Vulture Mountain 150 Thunder Valley Raceway SCORE SODA P.O. Box 376 Wickenburg, AZ August 24, 2003 _ December 5-7, 2003 SHORT COURSE ()pp ROAD ADAMSBURG, PA December 5, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway Las Vegas 200 DRlvERs AssocIATION (412) 527-6556 Point To Point Septemberl4,2003 BITD TERRY WOLFE Rocky Point, MX Spring Valley Raceway 7839 W. NORTH AVENUE WlllPLASH MOTORSPORTS COP MotoX Holida~Blowout October 12, 2003 PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS WAUWATOSA, WI 53213 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE October 27, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway P.O. Box 50 (414) 453.SODA PHOENIX, AZ 85022 Canyon RICKETTS, lA 51460· (602) 971-3730 November3,2003 NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD (712) 679-2221 SourHEASTERN OFF RoAD Desert Tour Buggy Canyon RACINGASSN. SAN DIEGO SHORT CoURSE CHALLENGE & Truclc Series Novemberl0,2003 GARYWULFF WINTERNATIONAI.S STEVE RULE May3,2003 Canyon (724) 283-2678 A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Rock To Rock November 17, 2003 OFF RoAD EXPO 2003 Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, MIKE MOORE· (224) 272-5400 Rocky Point, MX Canyon (626) 599-8.622 Pilots, Tough Truck SPEED SPORTS EXPO August 30, 2003 Fast Traclc hcinE Sand Dra~ October 4- 5, 2003 <> Snowflake 150 October 19-20, 2003 MEGA PRODUCTIONS Heber,AZ Canyon Raceway Los Angeles County Fairgrounds (858) 571-5088 3129 S. Hacienda Blvd. #322 Pomona,CA Hacienda Heights, CA 91745 September 27-28 2003 Novemberl6-17,2003 SAN DIF.Go OFF RoAD EXPOSmoN PMP Gran Prix Canyon Raceway {)pp RoAD RACING .AssoclATION (888) 836 7918 (626) 961-6522 Pima Motorsports Park December 14-15, 2003 VOLUNTEERED 5ERIEs ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION ()p August 9-10, 2003 October 25, 2003 Canyon Raceway PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE Anaheim Convention Center· Vulture Mountain Pima Motorsoorts Park Moto X 1243 TRICE ROAD AMERICA Anaheim CA Wickenburg, AZ November9-10,2003 LEBANON, TN 37087• P.O. Box 1406 October 18-19, 2003 December 5, 2003 PMPPark (615) 453-5830 RIVERTON, Uf 84065 Cal Expo Point To Point November 23-24, 2003 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 (801) 446-5337/FAX: (801) 253-3176 Sacramento, CA Rocky Point, MX PMPPark BRUCE MEYERS May 22-24, 2003 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Desert Challen e Bilce & ATV December 14-15, ~003 (865) 453-1005 Moab, UT TIMING ASSOCIATION & May3,2003 PMPPark CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTD. 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SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 Vildosola And Maccachren overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo i Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch teamed in a Jimco to win Class 1-2/1600. They started at the back of the class of 31 entries and finished first. more fun than work. The place was booming all day. Every now and then word trickled back in that this or that team was hard at work re-pairing damage done during an over-eager test session. Several cars failed to make the start line the next morning after some unfortunate incident. Brian Ickier drove his Jimco to the SCORE Lite victory at San Felipe with his dad, Kurt, riding alongside and cheering him on. He won by just nine minutes. The bikes and quads got off the line on Saturday morning at about 6 a.m. There were 64 of them. The trucks and cars took off at about 7:30, into mild weather with only a fair breeze for moving the dust. As always, the Trophy Trucks were first off the line. ltwas an impossible group, with 16 entries. A couple ·of them were misfits who'd intended to run in Class 7 but ran afoul of some new -rules. One was Marco Guzman in a Ford Ranger and another was Jeff Stowers, also in a small Ford. Both were shunted into Trophy Truck because they fit nowhere else. They started at the back of the group. Another non-Trophy Truck was the Class 8 Ford belonging to Jim Bea-ver, whose full'fledged Trophy Truck is still under construction. All the rest were the real thing, almost. Ri-chard Hoffman had put a slightly larger motor and a larger fuel tank With a pit network that could practically hold hands around the course, Mexico's Gus Vildosola and Rob MacCachren teamed in their Ford Trophy Truck to .take the over-all honors at SCORE's March San Felipe 250. The 2003 version of the San Fe-lipe race was the same as last year's, starting and ending at the arches in town, and traveling about 227 miles in one long loop. Racers headed north toward Three Poles, then turned west and went up to and through the Borrego area, then skipped downhill to the fast road that rides the edge of Diablo Dry Lake. After navigating the whoops on the south end of the lake there was a respite as they hustled along Morelia Road to the scenic trail that leads. to the head of Huatamote Wash. Then it was sand and rocks going fairly downhill until they reached the old Puertecitos Road. Once there they turned southward, then back to the west and the uphill sand and rocks of Chanate Wash. At the top of Chanate they turned south and gradually swept around to the east, finally dropping down into Matomi Wash, for another Dave Cua pulled of back to back wins in Class 5, doing it the same way he did here last year. driving solo and staying out of trouble. Brothers Fernando and Mario Flores drove their Class 11 VW to victory in spite of a missing gear and a run-in with a big cha/la cactus. Pages bout with the sand and rocks. The final 45 miles traveled northward, moving on and around the old Puertecitos Road again. With a near-record entry, the race brought huge crowds to San Felipe and the party atmosphere was pronounced. A weekend of fun in the sun is always a hit when South-ern California has been living with gray days and cold showers for a while. The Contingency line took up the entire Malecon, and thanks to the local restaurants, taco stands, bars and miscellaneous vendors, was Dale Ebberts and Ernie Castro, Jr. teamed up in their Toyota Jimco to take the Class 1 win, their second SCORE Class 1 win this season. Mike Horner and Bob Graham lost the fuel pump in their Toyota Class 7S truck, but had enough lead to keep their victory, winning by a half-hour. May 2003 in his Ford Protruck and was run-ning in this group also. They went off the line every 30 seconds, and most of them made it at least halfway around. Earliest out was probably Stowers, who made it two miles past Zoo Road and then the truck rolled three times, tearing off the filler neck in the process. Fuel then poured out and got some-thing hot and that was the end of the truck. It was destr0yed. Stowers and his passenger were okay but the truck was lost. Also out was Alejandro Mendez, with unknown problems. Brian Collins had a "rear chassis failure" in his Chevy, and Dave Ashley lost the transmission on the Ford'at Mile 95. He remarked that up to that point the "pace was torrid!" Nick Baldwin's Ford was also out after the unfortunate acci-dent with the biker. At Mile 118, which was on the Puertecitos Road between the Huatamote and Chanate washes, the lead belonged to Juan Ibarra in a Ford. He was one of several racers who'd been winners in the past, hav-ing won the Trophy Truck class in 1998 when he was just 21 years old. In second at that point were Tim and Ed Herbst in their Ford and Gus Vildosola had his Ford in third place. Vildosola has a very big and very efficient support group and they'd got together enough people to put 22 pits around the course. That means a pit crew every 10 miles. But Gus hadn't needed any, except at the end of his ride, for the driver-change and refueling. In fourth it was Jesse Jones in Scott Steinberger's Ford. They'd already replaced a transmission. In fifth it was Steve Sourapas in another Ford. These five were within five minutes of one another. In the next section disaster struck several more cars. Jim Beaver, who'd been about two and a half hours off the pace at the halfway mark, didn't make it to the finish, nor did Marty and Travis Coyne. They had a discussion waiting for them at the finish at any rate, thanks to a'n offi-cial radio report that said they "blew through Check 2" without stopping. Also out on the second half were Mike and Dale Dondel whose Chev-rolet had terminal rear end/ differ-ential problems at Mile 135. At the finish it was MacCachren in front, taking the win for himself and Vildosola by nearly an hour. He had not needed any of those nu-merous pits either, and except for a tree branch about two feet long and two inches in diameter, which slid through his window net, bruised his· neck and then lodged behind the seat, he had no trouble. He said the battle with the Herbs ts was close, but he thought they'd had problems. He stated that he'd been trying to "put pressure on them." MacCachren Dusty Times

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. Dave Ahles, John Castillo and Dean Watkins drove their Mazda to second place in Class 7S. Their biggest problem was going through · the washes while out of spares. · Bobby Barrett, Greg Krasnow and Barbara Krasnow teamed to take second in Class Stock Full in their Ford even after losing the rear end. Ron Brant and Richard Boyle piloted their Chevy Jimco to fourth place in Class 1 with a fairly uneventful day - the best kind. also said that there'd been a "lot of bikes and quads to pass and it was very dusty and tough, a very rough course." He praised Gus for "doing everything we need to win. I've never had the organhation that these guys have!" He mentioned that at the pit meeting they had even practiced their tire changes. The next Trophy Truck to finish wasn't even an all-out Trophy Truck. It was Hoffman in his Protruck. When told he'd finished second he found it hard to believe. Hoffman drove all the way, just concentrating on getting to the finish line. He re-ported only one flat tire, and fin-ished 41 minutes behind the winning team. In third it was Ibarra, another 18 minutes back, saying he'd had a couple of broken wheels and a flat and· had lost a lot of time ·fixing things. Mark Post and Jerry Whelchel were fourth in their ford, reporting that their day got off to a slow start with a broken shock at Mile 25. They'd also had some overheating, and had been adding oil during Dusty Times Post's stint. The Herbsts, who had indeed had some trouble, as Mac-Cachren thought, were fifth. They'd lost a driveshaft and it took out all their water lines about 20 miles be-fore the finish. They'd also had a couple of flats. Steinberger and Jones were sixth, having had six flat tires in all, a broken swaybar and a collision with a tree in addition to their earlier trouble. In seventh it was Steve Sourapas, who had two flats and changed his transmission about 20 miles before the finish, and Marco Guzman, in that Ford Ranger, was the eighth finisher, re-porting power steering and water hose problems. He also thought he'd broken his thumb, and it certainly looked as ifhe might have. Class 1 was a big group also, with 25 starters. All but six of them got to the halfway point. John Marking's Jimco was reported out early with and Bob Lofton's Jimco as well as Mark McMillin, Pat dean and B.J. Baldwin. But a big group was mov-ing along. At Mile 118 Jeff Darland had the lead in his Chevy powered Jimco, but he was only a little more than a minute ahead of Mike Voyles in his new Chevy Penhall. In third it was Dale Ebberts in a Toyota Jimco. Ebberts, knowing his car was a little underpowered compared to most of the rest-of the class, had elected to run with no-spare tire, a real gamble on this very rocky course. As a back-stop, he'd stashed a spare tire every seven miles around the track, behind bushes, rocks and berms. (How would he ever remember where they all were in the event he had a flat?) B.J. Richardson ran fourth in John Gaughan's Chevy Bunderson and in fifth it was Bekki Wik in her Chevy Jimco. She'd already lost her alter-power steering failure, and Cesar nator. either lost a clutch or rolled the car, or both, and were also out, and Randy and Ronny Wilson had a non-repairable driveline problem on their Jimco. Mike Accordino also went out on the second half, as did. Chuck Hovey in his Jimco, and we don't know what happened to them. The rest went on. Ebberts got out and put Ernie Castro, Jr. into the driver's seat, and he continued to have a problem free day. They move~ into the lead, and took the win, finishing 56 seconds in front of second place. It's the team's third win this season. When asked who was going to go get all those stashed spares, they said, "someone with a big truck!" Heckuva job. Mark and Gary Weyhrich were second in their Chevy Jimco, reporting that their only problem was getting around traffic. In third it was Voyles and Jerry Penhall who'd lost a fuel pump. For a few moments they thought they'd lost the motor, and the glitch cost them ten minutes they said. They were five minutes and nine seconds out of first. In fourth it was Ron Brant and Richard Boyle in a Chevy Jimco. They, too, reported problems getting through traffic, but no me-chanical trouble. And in fifth it was Rick Wilson and Brian Parkhouse, who'd done the first half. Their Chevy Jimco had a clean day also, stopping only for fuel. In sixth it was Dan Meyers, who drove all the way, in another Chevy Jimco, and had no trouble and no flats. Michael James had his new Chevy Jimco out for this race; he drove all and said it was "pretty uneventful. I blew one turn and two' cars passed me." He was seventh. Eighth to finish was the team of Troy Herbst and Larry Roe-seler'who'd each had one flat in the Smithbuilt Ford. But when Troy's flat had been changed, the car was stuck in the soft sand. They lost 20 minutes with that. Roeseler got a rock in the driveshaft and had to change it. Corky McMillin and Brian Ewalt ran ninth in their Ford Chevy, say-Continued on page 10 Fuentes called in that he was com-In the second half of the day ing back on the highway. 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Tom Brown soloed his Class 5 Baja Bug to second place and said Jamie Campbell brought his 1-2/1600 Lothringer home in fifth place he'd had a "clean race" avoiding even flat tires. thanks to some helpful spectators. Martin Christensen and Dave Mason shared the driving in their BMW powered Jimco to take third place in Class 10. ing they'd "missed the setup-it bot- Harrold campaigned so successfully, but when he ran up over his tire and -corned out." In 10th it was a disap-but a minute and 29 seconds be- nearly upset himself, he decided_ it pointed Jeff Darland and John hind him came his brother Eli, in wasn'tareallysmartidea,sohesaid Herder, who'd been leading until another Honda powered Jimco. "adios"andwentondowntheroad, they broke an axle about 40 miles Three minutes back it was Dave in the lead. Lobsam had to find a from the finish. Rick Romans drove Mason in Martin Christensen's ·rancher with an old truck and talk his VW powered Jimco all the way BMW Jimco, and less than a minute him out of a battery before he got to finish 11th, and in 12th it was back it was Steve Myers in a Toyota going again. Adam and Bekki Wik. Having lost Jimco, followed by Mark Hutchins So Eli Yee got another victory, the alternator of their Chevy Jimco in an Acura Jimco, just less than a his third of the year. He was eighth early, they'd then lost their batter- minute further back. In general, the overall and six minutes in front of ies. Hovey's crew gave them a charge rest of the class was close enough to the second place team of Steve Myers at Mile 135 and they went on. step into the breach if one of the and George Erl. Erl, who did the Adam, who drove the second half, leaders had a problem, but Ron and second half, said it had been "real finished the race "".ith .a collapsed Travis Brookshire had lost about scary" because of the bikes and front suspension, some part having three hours in their VW Jimco, and quads. In third it was Christensen given away about a mile before the Sean Sessa, in a Toyota Jimco had and Mason, who'd had only two finish line. Last in the class to finish been hit and had a front A-arm torn flats, and in fourth it was Lobsam was the Chevy Porter of Andy and apart. He lost an hour and a half. Yee, 22 minutes behind his victori-Scott McMillin, who'd had to James Martin, from Texas, in a ous brother. Rick Ellison and Bill Allan and Jason Gregory, a father-and-son-team ran almost completely trouble-change a transmission. Toyota powered RCD, was also over Hemquist brought their Honda free to take the win in Class 5-1600. · Class 10 was neY.t to take off, with an hour down. Chenowth back in fifth place. in a Honda Elite, talking about be- Three of them, Oscar Alfaro, Brent 24 starters, and the expectation of In the vast washes of the second Ellison had one flat and Hernquist ing rear-ended. Sean Sessa finished Mitchell and Toby Gaerin, whose some really competitive racing. Only half of the race, another four cars had been lost before Check 2 for 11th. The Brooks hires were 12th, Jimco had. to be towed back in, were five of them failed to make it to the fell out. Hutchins, who'd been fifth, ten or 15 minutes. In sixth it was after repairing whatever lost all that out before the halfway mark. Al-Mile 118 marker, and that included disappeared, and so did Javier Rob- Rudy and Carlos Cortez in a VW time early in the day, aqd Jason most all the others made it all the Alejandro Mendez, Mark !es, in aJimco, and Ken Browne in a Kreger, and Mike Williams was sev-Hunter and Darnen Jefferies, in a way. Landersman, Mike Sandoval in a VW Jimco. We don't know what enth in his Honda Meco. He said Honda Dunrite, finished 13th, re-At Mile 118 the lead belonged to Honda Meco, Dennis Hunter in a happened to them, but Will he'd had five flat tires and no power porting that because they had no Brian Ickier in his Jimco. He had Honda RCD and Kory Halo po ff Higman, in a VW powered Kreger steering from Mile 10 to Three Poles, clutch they'd run in first gear all the almost seven minutes on Gus Vildo-and Harley Lerner in their Honda sent a radio message that said-he'd where he'd had it repaired. Ran · way from Matomi Wash. James sola, Jr. in another Jimco. Gus had Henry's chassis. We've no informa-broken "another axle" and was out Dalke brought hLs Toyota Tatum Martin finished 14th and Jim Ander- lost an alternator belt at Mile 25 tion on any of them. of the race at Mile 218. back in eight place, and Scott son, in a VW Dunrite, was 15th, and when replacing it had managed Up at the front of the pack the Lobsam Yee lost his alternator Martensen, in a Honda Tatum, was the last Class 10 car to get back. to smash two fingers fairly thor-racing was close and entertaining. and then his batteries went dead. His ninth, reporting a flat and some ig-The SCORE Lite cars started oughly. The nails were turning black Lobsam Yee had the lead in the Hon-brother found him stopped in the nition trouble. right behind their Class 10 cousins, and throbbing as he headed for his da powered J imco that Chris wash and tried to give him a push, In 10th it '¥as Brandon Aymar and 16 cars took off into the desert. driver change. In third it was Toby .------~c...._------'----------~~.---------, Gaerin, another four minutes back John Griffin and Mike Sabarese had an odd problem with their fuel injection, ran on seven cylinders most of the day and still took the Stock Full win in their Hummer. Luis Guevara and Federico Montes, a veteran team from Ensenada had only one flat tire and took the Class 9 win in their Tubular Designs chassis. Perry McNeil and Perry McNeil Jr. shared the driving in their Ford while son Justin Ken and Don Moss did it again, winning the Class 3 race with their big Bronco, and daughter Kristy both rode, as did Alfie Bueno. The team won the new Class 7SX. even with time out for running out of fuel. Page 10 May 2003 in another Jimco. Tom Ridings had his Mirage in fourth place and Keith Basso.and Brian Freemal had their Tatum in fourth place, three min-utes later: They did their driver changes, took on fuel, made repairs an~ charged back out into the sand. Gaerin radioed that he was being towed back to a pit, and that was the end of his day. This class got to Mile 118 at about 10: 15, to 10:30 in the morning. If their daywerit well they could look forward to a late lunch on the Malecon. And it did go well for most. Ickier, who said he worked at "stay-ing smart", had only one flat, but it happened just in time to be changed at his fuel stop. He took the win, his second this year, with nine minutes on second place. That was Vildo-sola, Jr. and co-driver (and car owner) Arturo Honold. Honold had no problems, but said he needs a 5-speed gearbox for the fast sec-tions of the course. Ridings finished third, another half hour back. In fourth place it was Basso and. Freemal, and then in fifth, Jim Greenway and Ty Godde in Godde's Jimco. Greenway had torn off the front front pan at Mlle 165 so the passenger had nothing but a gaping hole under his feet. The driver, with a secondary pan under the pedals, had a little better situation, but rocks, dirt and other surprises could and did fly up the cockpit. Sixth place went to Kenny Stroud Continued on page 12 Dusty Times

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Even though his Ford truck bore a Sportsman Class number (1502) Craig Corda was competing in Class 8, and he limped in on three cylinders in second place. Jose Estolano and Daniel Gutierrez said the suspension on their Jimco was too soft and they had to "take it easy" but they still finished sixth in the big 1600 class. If anyone deserves an "lronman" nickname it's Eric Fisher who soloed the race in his Class 9 Garibay and took second place. in a Raceco. He did the final 15 miles of the race with his left rear suspen-sion collapsed possibly due to a bro-ken torsion bar. He said there'd been "lots of driver error today." Seventh place went to Jeff Sherrill and Paul Eddy in a Moulton. Meco, was ninth, and Vic Bruck-They'd had a couple of flats, and mann and Tommy Watson were discovered they'd lost their jack, and 10th in their Jimco. Vic had broken then they lost a plug wire about a a c.v. at Mile 25, and while making mile before the finish. Luis Barragan repairs had stripped a socket. He lost finished eighth, Blaise Jackson, in a an hour at that point. Mark Kyle finished 11th in his Mirage, the throttle stuck wide open. He re-ported he'd been hit and lost his power steering and headers. The last finisher was Dennis Boyle, who was unlucky 13th. I Super Cell Fits between the frame of ANY truck SCORE & FIA Legal Manufactured exclusively by Fuel Safe Toys Baja 1000 Desert Buggy Metal Mulisha, Baja 1000, LBZ, & Kawasaki Motorcycles Coming Soon: Trophy Truck & Truggy Bones® The best DZUS tool you'll ever own! Custom Colors & engraving available Quanity Discounts I Specialty Tools & Accessories Helmets & Kool Air™ Systems Mil-Spec Electrical Products Safety Equipment Communication Systems Racing Wheels SatelHte Phones & GPS Custom Chevy VB Engines PARTICIPATING DEALER§ B & R Buggie -1523 So. 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There were only eight minutes separating Pflueger and third place at half way, and at the finish it had grown only to 10 minutes. Very close racing. Pflueger had some brake problems, drove with none for about 70 miles, but other than that none of them reported any difficulties. At the fin-ish it was Pflueger, then Barlow and Olliges, and then the two Scaronis. Class 8 started behind the Protrucks, in a good sized group of nine trucks. But the race proved too much for half of them. Craig Corda entered the class with his Ford, but in tech it was discovered that it was too wide by some small amount, so SCORE invited him to race in an-other class. He decided to go with Sportsman Trucks, and with that in mind got his numbers (1502) and got all set. Then the Class 8 drivers had a meeting, discussed the matter and decided they didn't care if Corda ran in their class. So he was invited back. But by the time he knew he could run in the class it was too late to change the numbers, so, with Sal Fish's permission, he ran with number 1502 on his truck, thor-oughly confusing a lot of people. Jose Canchola, who has been rac-ing in Class 10, decided to run his pre-run truck in this class, and un-fortunately, he was one of those who faded away before getting half way around. Joe Patelli's Chevy Blazer was also out early, and he was call-ing for a trailer at Three Poles in the morning. The other seven all got at least to Mile 118. At that point David Sykes, in Dave Westhem's Chevy, had the lead by 28 minutes. Nick and Larry Vanderwey led their GMC Sierra in second. In third it was Dennis Milner and Beny Canela in a Ford, about an hour and 15 minutes back. Robby Fallers had already lost over three hours with his Chevy, and Dwayne Reinert was a couple of hours off the pace in his Chevy. Mike Doherty, in another Chevrolet, broke an axle at about Mile 65 and since he had no spare, was running in one-wheel drive. He was also get-ting stuck a lot and was three hours off the lead pace. Corda, who had power steering problems, was also down about three hours. Fallers' motor finally gave up and he called for his crew, while Milner and Canela just quietly disappeared. Doherty, on the other hand, kept going forward, completing those 90 miles of sand and with his one axle, but when he got to the end of Dusty Times

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James Golden bought his Chenowth from Kash Vessels, gave it a Dave Hendrickson and Cameron Steele paired up in one of their Dave Collier and Ed Fries had a trouble free day in their 5-1600 new paint job and went out and took second place in tha 31 car 1600 infrequent appearances in Hendrickson's Dave Co. chassis to take limited Baja Bug, and took fourth place only 24 minutes out of first. _cl_a_ss-:-.--:-----~---~----:-~---:--c----third place in the 1600 class. Mato mi they realized they could not hour for the parts to get to them, against things was the noise he heard, l um were s--cti-;-;ll~co-m--:-in_g_,_a_n_d,.....,...if;:-;-h-e -=Fo_r_d;-a-t-:-M----:-:-il-e -:-1-=-13=-_-=Th=-e-y-:-' d:-:b,-e_e_n_d-=-u-e....,...1-get to the finish before their time and then they still had to get it in-but there was no damage done. He dwelled they'd have hustled on past. . ing hard all the way. Jason Jernigan was up, so they called it a day. It was stalled. Still, they were third, only . was only 12 minutes ahead of ;he Heger had started the car, but a big ran a half hour behind them in an-a valiant effort. 35 minutes behind Corda. In fourth second place car, so he didn't want hit from a Class 8 truck (remember, other Ford, and Daniel Chamlee Sykes, meanwhile, was having an place it was Reinert, whose truck had to get out and start looking to see they started before the Class 5s) and Scott Brady were running, easy day. He never got out of his obviously been rolled over. It was a what was wrong. threw him into a tree, hurt his back, though they'd had a hard day al-truck, didn't even have a flat tire. tough day for this group. In second it was Tom Brown, and broke all the tie rods. He lost ready. Their Ford had lost third gear He said they "had one Oh-S-t!" but Class 5 started behind Class 8 who also drove all the way. He had an hour. His back hurt so badly that at Mile 10, and then they'd broken otherwise it was a perfect day. He with five entries. Gordon Frevel went a clean race, said he had no flats he decided to get out after 30 miles, an axle at Mile 15 and ran all the took the win with nearly four hours out before reaching the halfway and didn't hit anything except one so McCall um drove the rest of the way to the halfway point in one wheel to spare. Corda limped in second. point, but all the rest made it home. SCORE Lite car.(!) George Seeley way. At least they didn't have any drive.At that point their crew had a He'd.been without power steering Dave Cua, who also won last year, · finished third. He said his newly re- flat tires,.and they finished fourth. junkyard axle ready for installation. and down to three cylinders, and did it again this year, the same way. worked 'front suspension worked So Class 5 had a 100% finish rate It didn't quite fit- so they welded it said he'd "barely made it." But he He drove it all. He didn't have any beautifully, and he'd been in second for this event. in to be sure it would stay put. was second. A half hour later it was flats but for the last couple of miles place at Mile 118, but then he broke The Class 7 trucks were next, Somewhere along the line dur-the Vanderwey brothers, their head he had a noise that bothered him, an axle at Mile 220. The off road with seven entries. Martin Alvarado ing the second half of the race covers held on with ratc_het straps although he couldn't figure out elves were watching over him, because and Rafael Reyes were both out be- Jernigan's truck gave up. But Turner because the bolts broke or came out. what was wrong. It turned out to be Cisco Bio was right there and he fore the halfway point. But Craig and Salazar continued their battle. They'd also had to change a trans- a limiter strap that came unbolted helped George with the repair, so Turner's Ford was running well, and At the end of Chanate Turner's mission because a fan "went south" and got wrapped around his right he lost only 15 minutes. It was a good he had a very narrow lead of 46 sec-truck melted a plug wire, and he ran and cooked the first one. It took an side axle. The bracket clanking thing. Joe Heger and Shawn McCal-onds on Hector Salazar in andther Continued on page 14 HONDA Power Equipment EB6500 POWER TO-RACER &SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS •GENERATORS•· OUTBOARD ENGINES . • GENERAL PURP0SE··ENGINES • WELDERS~ WATER PUJVIPS . . - . - . • LAWN MOWERS.•_:LAWN·TRACTORS ' • RIDING .MOWERS • TILLERS. California's Largest Sou_ree for_ Bo~da Po~er Equipment· ·Parts and Inventory IF WE OONT HAVE IT, NO ONE DOES! Check Our Website::&--'WViW. .. HOND.A Kawaguchi Honda ·Corp~ . . , . . . 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA ·90063 Nothing S easier. 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Rich Hoffman put a bigger motor in his Chevy Protruck and went racing as a Trophy Truck, and surprised himself by taking second place. Juan Carlos Ibarra couldn't duplicate his win of '98 in the Trophy Cousins Danny and' Mario Ledezma came back to run in Class 5-Truck class, but he brought his Ford home third after some time-1600, andshowedtheyhaven'tforgottenanything. They took second, consuming problems. only a minute and 19 seconds behind the winners. on five cylinders for about five miles. . Salazar had a couple of flats, and was probably overheating some. Turner managed to stay in front and took the win by four minutes and 48 seconds. Salazar was second in a cloud of steam and smoke. Chamlee and Brady finished third, the last Class 7 car to make it in, almost four hours later. The welded-in axle had held. The biggest class in the race, the -1/2-1600s, with 31 entries, was next to start. They lost only five entries on the first half. Luis Leal, Carlos Escobedo, Francisco Pacheco, An-drew Rusich and Leo Navarrete. Most of the rest got al~ the way back to the arches. At Mile 118, Eric Allen had the lead in his Jimco, with three minutes on Travis Fletcher in a Baja Shop chassis. In third place, it was Jamie Damen Jefferies wins overall at Nevada 1000 on Team Gordon Wheels Campbell in a Lothringer, and Cameron Steele was fourth in Dave Hendrickson's DaveCo. James Golden was fifth in a Chenowth (Kash Vessels' old car) and in sixth it was Steve Roberts in a Lothringer. Garth Hutchison was seventh in his Hutchco and Bob Altamirano was eighth in his Jimco. Only 11 minutes separated first from eighth. Altamirano blew a cylinder on the second half. He tried to go on, but there was too much sand and he gave up the struggle at Mile 190. Gerardo lribe, in a Curry, had worked all Thursday and Friday to rebuilt the motor he blew on Thurs-day, and made it to San Felipe just in time for late registration. But then he lost a steering box at Morelia, got that fixed and went on, only to break a torsion bar at Mile 138, ending his day. Mike Leung' s Dunrite didn't 17" RG.01 race wheel available in 0 race lock or street lock for oil Chevrolet and Ford truck applications 15" RG.02 race wheel available in race lock or street lock for VW a·pplicotions. 7" and 3.5" widths available. Specializing in Off-Rood wheels*, ~?j!!'~.~.!\!md steering systems. Page 14 make it, nor did Victor Orellana's Jimco. And Jose Soto was also out somewhere in the second half of the day. But there was some fierce racing going on up -at the front. Adam Pfankuch had taken over for Allen halfway, and after he'd gone only 20 miles he lost a fan belt. By some miracle of good planning he had a crew right there and they changed it for him. He held his lead and kept moving at a good pace, but about 50 miles from the finish he lost a cylinder. Now he was really worried, because he had to use first gear a lot. He came close to getting stuck, but managed to keep the car mov-ing forward, and finally got to the finish line. Pfankuch and Allen had been the last 1600 car off the line, and they were the first }600 car to finish. So when he was asked, "how Team Gordon 2980 East Miraloma Ave Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone(714}632-0013 Fax(714)632-0311 TEAMGORDON.COM May 2003 did your day go?" Pfankuro said, "pretty bad day-we just got lucky." The second place finisher was. Golden, who reported no problems and one flat tire. He was 23 min-utes behind the winning team. In third, only 18 seconds behind him, were Steele and Hendrickson. They'd run on three cylinders most of the race and at one point Hen-drickson had returned to his pit, and told them he didn't want to go on. They talked about it briefly, and the crew convinced him to get going. When he discovered that he'd missed a second place finish by 18 seconds he said, "I blew it - I feel dumb!" Steve Roberts and Rick Boyer were fourth, with almost no trouble except for a flat in Matomi Wash that cost them about seven minutes. They were less than a minute behind Hendrickson. In fifth place it was Campbell, who had a flat and got help from spectators in changing it. He also ran out ofgas a mile before the finish, and some more spectators came to his rescue with enough fuel to get to the checkered flag_. Jose Estolano and Daniel Gutierrez finished sixth in their Jimco, finding their suspen-sion too soft, so they had to take it easy. In seventh place it was Chuck Sacks and Darren Ebberts. Ebberts was the second driver and the shifter broke when he was about 20 miles from the finish. He did the last sec-tion in second gear. He said the en-gine and tranny had come loose by halfway, so the crew had tightened things down but it loosened up again by the end of the race. They were only a half hour behind the winner, only 52 seconds behind sixth place. In eighth it was Hutchison who lost some time with a flat. Miles Wyatt finished ninth in his Mirage. His throttle pedal had broken about 30 miles before the finish. So he grabbed the miserable thing whim had the cable still attached, took up the slack on the cable by winding it around his fist, and drove in to the finish that way. His hand was going to be sore. Brent Parkhouse was 10th in his Mirage, and he said he wouldn't have been there if not for the BFG pits. He'd had a bad day;which in-cluded rolling the car, and they'd . patched him back together and kept him moving. In 11th place it was John Scharf in a Lothringer, and he was follow~d by Roberto Romo in a Jorman Fabricating chassis. Todd Cuffaro and Nick Tiedemann broke the alternator belt on their Jimco at Mile 70, and lost an hour there. They also had a flat, but still finished 13th. In 14th, it was Chuck Collins in a Chenowth. Bill Hanson, in a Mayoral chassis, got himself tipped up on his side at Mile 210 and lost an hour. He was 15th. Ricardo Molina finished 16th in his Venturo, and Martin Gonzales was 17th in his J imco with a bad c. v. Brian Jeffrey and Kash Vessels got off to a bad start in Jeffrey's Dun-rite. Before he'd really got going, J ef-frey had the steering shaft break just at the dashboard. He muscled the car off the course and got the crew to come and tow him into Pete's Camp. There they welded it back together while Jeffrey, who'd been up most of the night working on the car, took a nap. Th_ey lost an hour and a half. The weld held and they got to the finish with no more prob-lems. Bill Stoner finished 19th in a Woods chassis and Luis Wallace was 20th in his Bunderson. Travis -Fletcher, who'd be·en second, dropped to 21st, after taking over five hours to complete the second half of his trip. He was the last fin-isher. There were 12 different brands of chassis in those 21 finishers. After the 1600s the 7S trucks took off. There were five of them, and only Pete Sohren, in an old D50 Dodge truck that he rescued from someone's yard, failed to make it halfway. At Mile 118 Mike Horner wa~ in the lead in his Toyota. He had a half hour on Dave Ables and John Castillo and Dean Watkins in a Mazda. In third place it was Bob Land in his Chevy S 10 which, while a bit aged, was originally a Joe MacPherson truck, so it's up to the challenge. Land however, was worn . out, after doing 70 miles with no ,.,------------------~~-.. Alan Pflueger fought off some tough challenges with his Chevy Protruck and went home with the win, finishing only nine minutes ahead of second place. Dusty Times

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t-Ed McLean and Rudy lribe stayed in their Jimco all day, just switching seats midway. McLean, at 77, is the oldest driver in the event, and Steve Myers and George Erl, in a Toyota powered Jimco, had a good Tom Ridings and his Mirage ran at the front of the SCORE Ute pack they took third in Class 9. power steering. And in fourth it was Cody Swanty in a Jeep Comanche, having carburetor problems and overhea ·og. Bob Graham took over for Horner and he hit a big rock in Matomi Wash, which took out not only the tire, but the wheel and brake caliper also. From that point on he had no rear brakes. But he stayed in front and went on to take the win. Ables, Castillo and Watkins finished second, still a half hour back. They'd had two flats at once, used both their spares, and had to run Chanate and Matomi with no spare. So they drove very gingerly. In third it was Land and co-driver Jim Winovitch. The power steering had been re-paired but Winovitch said the "last 20 miles was Hell!" His throttle was sticking and his brakes were going away. Swanty, who did all the driv-ing in his Jeep, had a broken throttle rerurn spring bracket, but still man-aged to get to the finish line. He was 18 minutes behind third place, the last to make it in. Class 7SX, for those poor souls whose trucks fit neither in 7 or 7S thanks to the rule changes, went off the line somewhere in this time pe-riod. There were three of them, and they had a rough day. Daniel Fresh radioed in by about 10:30 in the morning that he'd broken a steer-ing arm and was out of the race. That left the McNeil family and the Street family. Perry McNeil Sr. did some of the driving and Perry Jr. did the rest. Their Ford truck has three seats so sister Kristy, brother Justin and Alfie Bueno all rode at various times. Perry Jr. was sruck in the soft sruff for a while, but eventually got moving again. They took the win with a margin of almost three hours. The Streets, in another Ford, had three flats, lost two fuel pumps and a throttle and finished, but were 50 seconds overtime so it didn't count. Very sad. The 5-1600 cars were next in line, with 21 cars. But Tito Arambula, J.C. Covarrubias, Miguel Novoa and Greg Ferruzzo were all out of it be-fore they'd got to Mile 118. Ernie Negrete and his cousin Archie were also out before that point. The rest of them made it to the finish. At Mile 118 Danny Ledezma had his car in.the lead, with Ruben Gutierrez in second about seven minutes later. In third it was Allan and Jason Gregory 56 seconds fur-ther back. Marcos Nunez had his car in fourth place about four min-utes behind them, and in fifth it was Dave Collier another six minutes back. Jason Lakin was running sixth, another two minutes back, and in · seventh it was Rob Taylor who'd al-ready rolled three times. Luck was with him and he landed on his wheels. Eduardo Padilla held eighth place another two minutes back. They spread out some in the next 110 miles, and the father and son team of the Gregorys m·oved up to Dusty Times clean day, no flat tires, and took second place in Class 10. all day, and finished in third place, a half•hour out of second. the front. They had no mechanical in the second half of the race. In and Ed Fries who said they had no Reynoso was eighth, Daniel Lopez problems and only one flat tire, and third, another 19 minutes back it trouble. Ruben Gutierrez was fifth was ninth and Eduardo Padilla fin-took the win by a minute.and 19 was Marcos Nunez and Norberto and Brent Shermack, this year's ished in 10th place. Lakin dropped seconds. Mario and Danny Ledezma Rivera·, who'd had two flats and Laughlin winner, finished sixth. In all the way to 11th after shattering a were second, reporting that they'd been stuckonabankfora little while. seventh place it was Rob Taylor, his c.v. and breaking an axle. 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Hector Salazar fought a tough duel all day with Craig Turner, but Steve Roberts and Rick Boyer teamed up in a Lothringer, and with couldn't quite get by. In the end he was second in Class 7 in his Ford, just one flat in Matomi Wash, took fourth place in the big 1600 class. by less than five minutes. · Gus Vildosola, Jr. and Arturo Honold teamed in Honold's Jimco to take second place in SCORE Lite. They said they needed more.gears. to try this tough course in cars with Cancino, in a Ford Explorer had not only seven or eight inches of travel. made it that far. hour just finding parts. Then came he was having a great time. He'd lost Krasnow, who also hadn't driven in Jose Herrejon in 12th place, Juan a reat end at Mile 22, but quick pit a race before. He had his wife, Bar-Guevara was 13th, and Edgar workhadgothimgoingagain. Grif- hara riding with him, and she had Delgado, who'd rolled his car, fin- fin had problems also. A fuel injec- her right leg in a cast below the knee, ished in 14th. The last team to fin-tor had come apart and was spritzing thanks to a skiing injury. He'd been ish was Hector Garcia and Juan diesel fuel out into nowhere, which warned that if she had a flat tire he Diaz, who had fuel filter problems, let it drip onto some warm part of would have to do the change himself. had lost a throule cable, and the motor. The resulting noxious He got the flat in Matomi Wash and thought they'd blown a head. fumes had made Griffin ill and he managed to get it all done while Bar-The Stock Full cars went off the got out of the Hummer at Mile 80 hara cheered him on. They went on line next, with just three entries. Mark and let Mike Sabbarese take over the with no further problems, and Bar-Handley and his Ford F-150 disap-driving.Ofcourse,itwasrunningon baramovedintothedriver'sseatfor peared from the scene before getting only seven cylinders. the final portion of the course, so to Mile 118, but John Griffin, in a Sabbarese drove the rest of the she could have the honor of taking Hummer, had the lead there, with way, and they took the victory, but checkered flag. They were just an an hour and 10 f9inutes on Boggy he was a bit green around the gills at hour behind the Hummer, and a half Barrett in another Ford. Barrett, a the finish line and couldn't wait to hour before cut-off time. vice-chairman of the Viejas tribal gov-get out of the Hummer. 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For more information give us a call or visit us online @ / / May 2003 Daren McGuffin and Tommy The Moss brothers had a good Ditfield didn't get through the first · day. Ken took over fort second half of the course in their Mirage, half and they took the win, reporting but we didn't learn why. that they'd run out of gas and had to In front at Mile 118 it was Eric borrow some from a chase crew, los-. Fisher in his Garibay, complete wit}i. ing about 10 minutes in the process. anewpaintjob. Hehadgive·minutes Barragan, who'd reported a flat at on Luis Guevara who ran second in Mile 170, never did get to the finish his Tubular Designs chassis. In third line unfortunately. it was Arturo Velazco in a Chenowth There were four Class 11 cars this and in fourth it was Ed McLean in a time, but Gonzalo Munos failed to Jimco. McLean was the oldest driver get the first 118 miles completed re-. in the race at 77 years old. portedly losing his rear suspension. Velazcodisappearedduringthesec- Eric Solorzano had the lead at that ond half of the race. McLean moved point, with Hector Sarabia in second over into the passenger seat and his place, less than two minutes behind passenger, Rudy lribe, moved into the him. Fernando Flores was third an-driver's seat. Guevara handed his car other seven minutes back. over to Federioo, and he moved Flores let his brother, Mario, take along at a good clip, to climb into first over for the second half. He broke place and take the win. They reported third gear after Matomi Wash, and only one flat for the whole trip. Fisher somewhere along the line they'd col-drove all the way and finished in sec-lected a big cholla cactus inside the ond place, only five minutes and 46 car, but otherwise they had no prob-seconds later. Iribe and McLean had lems and took the win. Sarabia was no problems, but McLean did say "that reported to have lost his rear suspen-was a tough damn course - I may be sion, and also got stuck. Miguel Haro too old." They were third and the final took over for Solorzano, and things finisher in the class. did not go right. At Mile 17 2 the right Class 3 enjoyed an entry of three side rear torsion bar broke. Haro's vehicles this t~me, but still got only passenger, Marco Ruanova, came up one finisher. Donald Moss put the with a way to jam a piece of wood big Bronco into the lead by Mile 118, into the works somehow and hold and he had 23 minutes on Gerardo the corner rigid. It worked. They Barragan in a Land Rover. Alejandro drove the rest of the way in with In the Sportsman class Tim Price and Darren Stoll drove their 1600cc Lothringer to the win with an on-course repair to the throttle cable. Craig Turner fought off Salazar's challenge in Class 7 and in spite of a melted plug wire, took the win, but it wasn't easy. Dusty Times

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F ' Brian Parkhouse and Rick Wilson paired up in Wilson's Chevy Jimco, Mike Voyles and Jerry Penhall teamed in Voyles' new Penhall. They Ga,y and Mark Weyhrich drove their Chevy powered Jimco to second to take Tilth place in Class 1, with a trouble-free day. They were only led for a while, but ultimately, finished third in Class 1. place in Class 1, finishing just 56 seconds behind the winning car. --'1.2---,,m~in~u_te~s_be_h_in_d_th_e_w,_·n_n_er._. ~---~~--~---"wood suspension" as they called it. Sportsman Truck class this time, and Laughlin), in Class 1, Eli Yee in Class After that SCORE goes to Hen- effort to send along information Unfortunately, they were a minute . he was unable to complete the first 10, Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch derson, Nevada in July, then Primm, about some of the successes and fail-and 42 seconds overtime and didn't half of the race. in the 1600 class, Brian Ickler in Nevada in September and finally, to ures in this race. For those of you get an official finish. There were five winning teams at SCORE Lite ana Ken and Don Moss · Ensenada for the Baja 1000 in No- who don't make it back to the finish In the Sportsman buggy class this race that had also won at the in Class 3. It'll be interesting to see if vember. line, you are encouraged to e-mail there were three entries. The 1600cc Laughlin event. Ebberts and Castro they can do it again at the Baja 500 Many thanks to Eric Record and your story to me at Lothringer of Tim Price and Darren (although Castro wasn't in the car at in early June. Tony Tellier who took the time and Stoll went into the lead by Mile 118, where they had just 48 seconds on George Jackson and Brian Siler in their Georgia Peach. In third place it was Stuar~ Terry, Bob Anderson and Lyle Smithy in a Chenowth. they said, "we're old and the car is slow." It's also a 1600, with a bus tranny. Price and Stoll broke a throttle cable and "mexicaneered" a fix, and held their lead. They went on to win by over an hour. It was Terry, Ander-son and Smith in second place, as Jackson and Siler broke a trailing arm at Mile 191. They came into town to get a welder and took him back out to the car to fix it, but that cost them an hour and a half, and when they finally got to the finish line they were overtime by about 13 minutes. Gus Vildosola and Rob MacCachren have teamed to campaign Vildosola's Ford Eli Yee drove his Honda powered Jimco to the Class 10 win with a problem-free Trophy Truck and it looks like a good match. The team took the Trophy Truck and day, finishing seven minutes ahead of second place. It's his second SCORE Class Overall win. 10 win this season. Only Edgardo Rubio ran in the ----~~---------------------·-::~ . :;: ·::;:~:~:: •::;;~::::··· . . ' ', . ' .· ·. ,_. ~-:..-....... _. ,-:••:_._._._._.•::"_}t.·-,❖~--,:, •• ;:.< .. -;;-: '' · .. ·.' . ,.. ,:, _._{-·.·.•-% bum Serie$ &>if ~~t~l~~jifti . clog Wtiile tnaintaiqihg aiqu~litytide11dp:roaa: -:~~: otmance.The ,¥'i~bstand ttie ri~iors Watch Championship Off-Road Racer, Curt LeDuc, prove Skyjackers Platinum Series Coil-Over Shocks in · the Skyjacker Ford F-150. LeDuc will compete in Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR, Pro-4) and Best In The Desert (BITD Class-8). Track Curt LeDuc's racing at Call 1.866. 4 A DEALER ext. 5003 or go to to locate the dealer nearest you. Du-sty Times '41ay 2003 Page 17

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4T~ WRC RALLY OF TURKEY Sainz/Citroen own Turkey Carlos Sainz and Marc Marti ford some water in their Citroen Xsara on the way to the overall win in Turkey, Sainz's 25"' WRC win. Carlos Saini joined his Cit-roen teammate Colin McRae as the world's only 25 time World Rally winners, when the Spanish veteran used his huge experience to learn the ways and challenges to win· the latest event in the world series, and Rally of Tur-key. After achieving the task of making the route ready, after most unusually severe winter storms, the rally went ahead smoothly notwithstanding wor-ries about the current Middle Eastern political situation. This was the first orthodox gravel rally of the season and initially the 2003 specification Subaru showed outstanding pace. But after Petter Solberg crashed and then Tommi Makinen had a lot of suspension trouble, it was French cars that controlled the event. While Citroen's number three driver, Sainz, in the car re-paired after Thomas Radstrom had crashed last year in Finland, delivered the goods. Second place went to Richard Burns af-ter teammate Marcus Gronholm lost considerable time mostly with power steering problems and Harri Rovanpera, who, de-spite leading for almost half the way had to retire after impact-ing his car on some rocks and severely damaged it. Perhaps the biggest hurrah was for the third place driver, 22 year old Francois Duval driving for the first time with a different co-driver who he had just met a few short weeks before. The conditions were rough, especially for the junior WRC contenders. Easily the fastest JWRC driver again was Daniel Carlsson, but his Suzuki let him down with steering and suspen-sion failures, leaving Kosti Katajamaki ahead, avenging his Monte Carlo exclusion, despite driving for over a day with a bro-ken clutch! His victory in the cat-egory was VW's most important World Rally result in 16 years! This was a completely new event-in the world champion-ship. An event run on gravel spe-cial stages, high in the hills be-hind the tourist town of Kerner, on the Mediterranean coast. The average altitude of stages was given as 4,500 feet and the single service park was at sea level so there was going to be a consider-able change in altitude and in temperature during the event. Recent bad weather had done considerable ·damage to the stages, regular and frequent re-building of the stages had taken place and there were last minute route changes to avoid the high-est stretches. There was a wide variety of surfaces on the stages, the rally was expected to be quite slow, somewhere between the speed of Cyprus and Acropolis. The rally was run in the Asian part of Turkey, counting as an "outside Euro-pe" event by the FIA, which meant the teams were not allowed to test there in ad-vance, and it was the only-non-European event in the JWRC cal-endar. Since the championship can-didate rally wa held five months earlier, there had been as few changes to the structure of the rally as possible. As in Sweden, there were two shakedown ven-ues and timetables. JWRC cars made their tests on Wednesday afternoon, WR cars on another course, close by, at the usual Thursday morning time. The weather was foul, the Superspe-cial stage was flooded, even the bridge in the figure eight course was under water. The newness of the event was striking, teams were saying they had no idea of what the condi-tions would be like. Sebastien Loeb was the only works driver to have previous experience on the event. "It is a very twisty event, like Cyprus and I imagine there will be a lot of damage to the . roads after the rains this winter. The big unknown is how much they have been damaged." Since the JWRC competitors last met, the driver second in the category at Monte Carlo, Kosti Katajamaki, was found to have run with wrong size pistons in his rear brakes and he was excluded. ' Richard Burns and Robert Reid corner hard in their Peugeot 206, they were second overall in the Turkish rally. · Championship leader Brice. faster that Abdo Feghali (Puma). Tirabassi had been testing his Petter Solberg (Subaru) was a Renault on gravel since Monte fraction faster than Colin Carlo. Suzuki drivers tested their · McRae ( Citroen) with Armin cars in Wales, at the same time Schwarz close behind in his as the Sw_edish rally, but their Hyundai. tests were curtaHed because of Leg 1 ·-Sh stages, gravel, snow. The Top Run team was 95kms. Friday morning dawned testing with Marcos Ligato in clear and cool, progressively the Turkey. tracks were drying out and the The rally was a testimony to below zero temperatures ensured amazing determination from the the surfaces would remain hard. Turkish promoters. This is only Subaru was on a charge, on the the fourth event in the current first two stages Solberg was the dynasty of this rally, following a quickest. Solberg led, Makinen decision in the late '90s to de-was in second spot, but then it sign a rally under current terms, went wrong. On Stage 4 their rather than adapt an existing hopes evaporated. Solberg slid event conceived many years ago. in a bend, hit the left front on The first event was run in 2000 some rocks and the steering on asphalt roads. In 2001 it broke. Makinen broke a shack at moved to another region and the same time, dropping behind ran on gravel stages. All the time Rovanpera, who took the lead the eye of the promoters was on ahead of Armin Schwarz and the Grand Series. This was to be Carlos Sainz. Peugeot, Citroen no out of.season event. Turkey and Ford all had troubles early became the 26th country to run in the event. World champion a rally in the FIA World Rally Granholm had power steering Championship series since it be-· failure for nearly all of Stage 3 gan in 1973. and all of Stage 4. He stopped This was the first event of the on the ensuing road section to year in which two WRC teams try and make repairs. He failed, were not allowed, under a new and he also incurred ·1 m 40s . rule, to carry out pre-event test-road penalties in the process. ing in the country, but this rule Granholm was in 15th place. did not apply to other competi-Citroen's troubles were more tors. It was incredible how little embarrassing, Sebastien Loeb. the team engineers knew of what took a wrong turn and had to was before them. Things were make a long detour to go back made worse because the teams to the Refueling Control in the had to select their tire options a mountains. In the process the long time ahead of the event. Citroen ran out of gas and had They were all astounded as to to retire from the event. Then, how well the roads had been re-over at Ford, Markko Martin built after landslides, some found he had to drive almost all roads were rebuilt three or four of the two stages with no first or times. And, it was cold! At Ser-second gears. The teams guest vice (sea level) overnight tern-driver, Mikko Hirvonen had two peratures were around zero, on troubles, a broken oil line and the stages it was -10 degrees. the front suspension collapsed. Times on the shakedown were The roads were unyielding, interesting, Daniel Carlsson (Su-with every passing car more rocks zuki) was nearly five secoqds were dislodged and lay scattered faster in JWRC, ahead of all over the road. McRae, run-Katajamaki (VW), two seconds ning first car on the road after The Ford Focus of Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot navigates the rocks and gravel on the way to a third overall. · Kos ii Katajamaki and Miikka Anttila took the JWRC win in their VW Polo,, and they were 15'1' overall as·well. Loeb's retirement said the con-ditions were clear. By the time the. fourth car arrived, it was a different Story. It was Sainz who described the rocks as "incred-ible". "It was slalom driving all the way as we served to miss them all." Burns had three flats, one on each of the three stages of the· morning. Didier Auriol had a water temperature problem in his Skoda and teammates Gar-demeist~r was slowed by a loss of traction. Freddy Loix broke a shock on his Hyundai. Pykalisto rolled his car on a hairpin. Hyundai's joy at lying second did not last long. 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Toni Gardemeister and Paavo Lukander were seventh overall in Tommi Makinen and Taj Lindstrom chum up some gravel as they Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautiainen were a very disappointing their Skoda Octavia, seen here at speed in the mountains. scream towards an eighth place finish in their Subaru lmpreza. ninth overall at the Turkish Rally. now up to third. was all smiles was Rovanpera, 20 ing. Donchev had suspension der the reve_r_s_e_o_r_d·e-r-ru--.le-,--,G=--r-o_n.:_---.L'o'---:i,--x_w_a_s_s_t_r_u_gg' lrc-i-n_g_o_n_ t~h_e_e_d~g-e Although Rovanpera was seconds in the lead, ahd Sainz and steering troubles. Iliev lost holm had to _start first car on of the points zone with a sticky pulling away in the lead, behind was now up to second, 8.8 sec-time with gearbox troubles, the road. Unlike the first leg, throttle which made it impos-him was a close battle. Schwarz's onds in front of Duval. Baldacci retired with suspension these stages were rough right sible to hold a line through the time penalty meant that Francois In the JWRC category failure and Harrach lost the oil from the start. "It was horrible" corners or brake in the right Duval was up to second. Burns Tirabassi took an immediate lead from his engine. Timo Rautiainer, his co-driver places. Burns started to go bet-had a gearbox problem and was but the Daniel Carlsson went Carlsson pulled further exclaimed. ter, McRae lost time with a spin in sixth place. McRae was mak-ahead. After Stage 3, Suzukis ahead of Katajamaki in the First shock of the day was the and Gardemeister's handling ing no headway, being first on were lying 1-2-3, with fourth Su-JWR<:: battle in the afternoon, exit of Schwarz, a brok-en belt problems continued. the road, and was in seventh. zuki driver Salvador Canellas but closing on the VW driver was caused the suspension to col- Now came the time for some Martin was attacking, fastest on struggling with a complete ab-Marcos Ligato. Broccoli's fun lapse. Duval had a spin and changes. Rovanpera lost it all on Stage 5, second on Stage 6 but sence of brakes. Tirabassi fell to came to an end ori Stage 5 when twice the Ford's engine stalled Stage 10 when he slid into some was only in 12th. Granholm was second and then was out. He had he had to stop and change a tire and dropped him to fourth. The rocks and broke ,a rear shock, furious, once again the same come up to the corner where and then he rolled on Stage 6. big surprise was when both the which then smashed its way inside power steering failure. This time Pykalisto had crashed on, due to Feghali drove the long Stage 6 leader Rovan per a and third the bodywork of the Peugeot. He it was 10kms after leaving service, all the rocks in the road he with no power steering. Iliev had placed Makinen damaged their lost seven minutes on the stage, before he even reached the start rolled his car as well. miseries with the suspension suspension on Stage 8. In dropping him to 10th but then of Stage 5. Loix found his car's Oscar Svedlund also retired at jumping all over the stage, "It's RoV"anpera's case he admitted he had to tackle Stage 11 where handling had improved but then the same place, with a broken almost undriveable." Cane las touching a wall, the toe-in was he lost another three minutes and. he was fighting a sticky throttle. steering arm. On the long Stage had more brake problems. Kris damaged and the tire tread was dropped to 11th. Leading now Gardemeister said his car was 4 there was a -complete upheaval Meeke retired when the wheel stripped by the time they reached was Carlos Sainz who was 35 sec-sliding even more than it had in of the order. Alessandro Broe-studs on his Corsa sheared and the end of the stage. Rovanpera's onds faster than the opposition the morning and Auriol was in coli had risen from 10th after . he lost a wheel. Aava retired lead was cut from 32 to 22 sec-on that stage and was over one even greater trouble. After over-Stage 3, to second, despite power when he hit a rock and a suspen-onds. Makinen did not remem-minute ahead· of second place heating in the morning his steering failure. Urmo Aava lost sion arm broke. ber hitting anything solid, but Burns. Until this moment Sainz Skoda's engine failed on the road h is front brakes and dropped Leg 2 -Seven stages, gravel, conceded there were so many had only scored one fastest time, section between the end of Stage from second to eighth and all the 158.5kms. As if he was not un-rocks around, any one of which Burns none! Granholm, first car 6 to service. The one guy who while the absentees were mount-happy enough with his rally, un-could have done the damage. Continued on page 20 yourtlfl-llllfl Bl'lft:~BRQ!#,q,,p;aR&~ □ Reliable magnetic pickup is not affected by heat or debris. □ Easily set up a mechanical advance curve ta match your engine's specs. □ A sealed ball bearing guides a IJPIJ coated steel shaft for stability at high 1J1m. □ Models-available with dual pickups for redun-dant ignition systems. · • □. High output, full power sparks at any IJlffl ensure complete combustion. lf~!l"llllllii~~~I/J~=:f~ ~ • ... ~----•~ • . 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Colin McRae and Derek Ringer drove their Citroen Xsara to a fourth Markka Martin and Michael Park, seen here in flight, flew their Ford Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets land their Hyundai Accent and went place finish against some beautiful backgrounds. _Foc-.--u_s .. t.-o_s...,.ixt_h-=o=ve,...ra....-ll_in_Tu_rk---iey.'-.~~----~--~~- on for a 1CJh overall finish in Turkey. on the road went off and was steering failure for nearly all of Wilks eased off because the was the likely championship ing wing, that was torn off by a stuck on some rocks for 15 sec-the last (13) stage. Loi.Jc lost more sumpguard was touching the standings at"the end of the event. rock as he struggled to drive the onds, in full view of Citroen's time when he lost si minutes sump. Broccoli had steering Richard Burns, traditionally ner- car back onto the track again. He team manager Frequelin. Gron-blanking off a broken turbo. The troubles and Canelas was losing vous of running first car in con-hadn't crashed·. Big shock ofSun-holm joked, "I saw him watching throttle seemed to work better, gearbox oil. Teuionen had power ditions which clean with _every day a gain concerned Carlsson. there, gave him a wave and went but the engine had lost its edge. steering failure and, after Stage passing car, was in line to have This time he had a broken sus-right off the road, my fault." It Duval had his throttle stick open 11, only 11 JWRC entries wete that liability on the first day in pension and could not carry on. was a vicious place, Gardemeis-many times during the day. Mar- left, but two more were to go. New Zealand, but there was no Again, the official results had ter and particularly Makinen also tin was still catching up, now he Neither Ligato nor Ceccato could chance he would today throw unfairly accused him of crashing. touched the rocks. Makinen' s was seventh. The private Fords carry on. The 20 minutes service away his standing as top Peugeot Wilks had a new gearbox, clutch impact tore away the suspension of Yazici and Balaze both had time meant there was no chance driver for fear 0£ gloom next and suspension all round to be mounting point. He used his rear differentials damaged by the their cars could be repaired, so month. He had a flat on Stage as comfortable as possible for the spare wheel strap to secure the rocks. In Yazici's case, it led to a both were withdrawn. Then, on 15. On the second stage of the final five stages. Cecchettini had suspension arm but lost over four fire which caused his retirement. the penultimate stage of the day day Martin rose one place when a gear selection problem and minutes and sunk to ninth place. In JWRC, overnight Ville-Broccoli first suffered a broken Gardemeister twice spun in the planned to change the unit in the On the 11th stage, it was Sainz's Pertti Teuronen was given a four rear shock, then a collapsed front very narrow tracks and lost time. middle of the day. Feghali turn, misjudging a junction in a minute penalty for changing a hub, and he was out. So-there Pykalisto fell back behind his thought he had repaired the sus-fast curve and shooting off down wheel in a control area without were eight, with Iliev arriving very mentor Granholm when he was pension the previous evening but the wrong track. His lead was permission. He indicated the late at service, si.Jc minutes before slowed by a slipping clutch. discovered the problems were now 56.3 seconds. Up from no-Marshal had indicated a cut in he would have been too late to McRae continued to be un-even worse. Teuronen had a where shot Gardemeister, over-the side of the tire, and had as-carry on. Meanwhile, there was happy with the setup of his Xsara, failed right rear wheel bearing in night he had been in 10th place, sumed this implied permission. trouble at the front. Carlsson was as he had been since his differen-the morning, while Iliev, having now he was sixth, ahead of Loix, Power steering problems plagued driving through the final stage of tial trouble on the first day, but lost considerable time last night still unhappy about the throttle the JWRC drivers. Katajamaki the day when the steering failed he was driving for the points. because of his steering trouble on his Hyundai. McRae spun and had his fail near the end of Stage and i_t was thought he slid into a Gronholm got the final champi-was now driving just to finish. lost a lot of time trying to find a 6, while both Cecchettini and ditch-. He first had to reverse the onship point for Peugeot at the Wilks had trouble in store as well, place to turn a round. Burns slid Feghali had to tackle all of Stages car onto the track and in expense of Loix and Hyundai the gearbox stuck in third, and off the road and stalled the en- 7 and 8 with no assistance. Broe-doing so, he pulled the front wing and was glad it was all over. "For he also had a flat tire, all of which gine and Panizzi slid off the road coli stopped to change a flat tire off on a rock. He was able to con- me, slow rallies are not enjoyable, let Canellas' Suzuki rise to second twice. in a stage and dropped from fifth nect the steering sufficiently to but, having said that, the people place. Teuronen struggled to the While Carlos was now in a to eighth, Ligato the same ,and carry on, but was so upset when are nice, the officials were good finish without brakes and even Si-steady rhythm, Rovanpera re-then drove five kms to the end of he reached the service point, he and it was a pleasure not to have mon Jean-Joseph, who had been tired. The damage suffered ear-Stage 8 with a second puncture refused to talk to people. roads crowded by spectator cars. the leading S1600 car from the lier had many effects. The rear (2nd to 4th). Carlsson continued Katajamaki was now ahead of the Maybe, yes, it was a good event." first day, had troubles, when he cross member was badly dam-his domination but behind him Ford driver Wilks and the de- · Sainz was happy to take his first also suffered from power steer-aged, he lost hydraulic pressure, there was more disaster. spondent Carlsson. Ceccone dis-win on the stages since the Cyprus ing failure. Katajamaki won the then the1"rear differential broke. Katajamaki had a clutch prob-appeared late Saturday after-rally in 2000. "Technically, and JWRC category, despite a faulty Makinen, meanwhile, capped a lem, Ligato was stuck alternately noon when first the engine mount in all the sporting matters, this clutch. The team had tried to re-terrible day by having a power in third or fifth gear and Guy failed, then, as he was driving was a very well organized event. place this in the Saturday evening J · nllirSgsllim tbe dget AKer in miHL c ooerted the r• arlerP de rmaxl w,, this HJC he Snell m-ra ed, and auatl.aTJle lfn sms s-(Starlln me ~.2,,s 1.BOll.70D.2350• Fax 90&360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 ,age 20· -~ ! .. ~~~~~~~ .... ~~~~:.<1·~~~~~~~~~ slowly to the finish the clutch Obviously, I question whether service but found it was too badly faifed as well. this is the best time of year for damaged to be changed there and Leg 3 -Five stages, gravel, the event to be held, I would pre-then. 84kms. At the head of the field fer it would be held later in the So the 4th Rally of Turkey the co·nditions were easing, sec- year, even if it would be hotter. It ended, it was rough and cold ond or even third time through wa~ just too risky at this time, but and fairly slow in the running. the stages, times were faster than the organizers worked very hard But, you know, they'll all be back the days before. The reverse start to make sure the rally went on." next year to do it all over again. order for the final day was rear-In Super 1600, the eventual In Manufacturer's points, Cit-ranged: not this time applying to story about the time los·t by the roen has 39, Peugeot 31, Ford the top 15 drivers in reverse or-JWRC leader Carlsson on Stage 25, Subaru 13, Skoda 6 and der, but to just the remaining top 13 became clear. He had to push Hyundai 3. 11 drivers instead. Marcus Gron-his car off the road in order to Driver's points are: Burns 18, holm, for the second day run-keep the track clear, and this then McRae 17, Sainz 16, Mar tin 13, ning, was opening the roads. The allowed him to adjust the steer-Loeb 12, Gronholm 10, Maki-questions now in everyone's mind ing and carry on. About his miss-nen 9 and Duval 8. · 4th Rally of Turvoy ~7-02/2.03.2003 Antalya (TR) WC round 3 JWRC rou n.J 2 WO points . WR WDJC 1 (19) Carlos SAINZ/Marc Marti E Citroen Xsara WRC 39CSP92 ( F) 4h. 34m.14. ls. 10 10-2 (2) Richard BURNS/Robert Reid WRC 334NQZ75 (F) 4h.33m.02.0s. 8 GB B-Peugeot 206 3 _(5) Francois DUVAL/Stephane Prevot B Ford Focus R S WRC EX020BE (GB) 4h.34m.00.6s. 6 6-4 (17) Colin McRAE/Derek Ringer GB Citroen xs'ar a WRC 14DDM92 (F) 4h.34m.23.•2s. 5 5-5 (21) Gilles+ Herve Panizzi F Peugeot 206 WRC 341NQZ75 (F) 4h.34m.55.7s.t 4-6 (4) Markko MARTIN/Michael Park EE/GB S WRC EX020BD (GB) 4h.35m.39.0s. 4 7 (15) Toni GARDEMEISTER/Paavo Lukander a O~tavia WRC MB072-74 (CZ) 8 (8) Tommi MAKINEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN za WRC S30WRT {GB) 4h.39m.32.7s. 2 9 (1) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN WRC 290NNN75 (F) 4h.43m.06.3s. 1 Ford 3-FIN 3 Focus R Skod 2-Subaru Impre ' 1-Peugeot 206 10 (11) Freddy LOIX/Sven Smeets B Hyundai Accent WRC X19HMC (GB) 4h.,3m.54.Ss. ' Dusty Times g ,..,,..,,,_. ___ ..,,~~~~~~::t-.'Jt-L·#...;,~~~~~~~~ . :,rr.'"~~J

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.. .,.r~·r.,,.:.'.~ ---~- .... ;.., !·t'':Yl'l'·<:",,f's:--:_'"/ ..,.... _ _ ,.., .• , _ •••• l,,,_ MORE LUCERNE Bryant Breaks The Bank By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: COW Race Photos Mike Malloy flies high, wide and handsome as he heads for the Class 1600 victory, he led all eight laps and was second overall as well. The M.O.R.E. Lucerne race was held late in March and al-though not highly wa~ highly contested through the day. This race was one of the Kartek Gold Cup Series, which will be running throughout the 2003 season. The Class 1 battle started off with some close running on the Lucerne course. Bob Bryant was the first lap leader and he crossed the finish line with a bit over four minutes on Dick Lesher, Bill Mar-kel was having lots of troubles and didn't come along for almost another 40 minutes. The second lap saw Bryant opening up some more daylight between he and Lesher, he now had about seven minutes on the second ·place car and although Markel had picked up the pace after the disastrous first lap he was over 50 minutes in arrears. The third lap came around and the margins were about the same. On Lap 4 Lesher picked up the pace a bit and although he was still running second to Bryant he had closed rhe gap to about four minutes. Markel was holding his own but was still trailing by a bunch. On Lap 4 we saw Lesher moving even a bit closer to the first spot, he was less than three Winning Class 5 in the Kartek Gold Cup Series was the high flying car of John Criswell. minutes behind and was starting to feel like there was light at the end of the tunnel. Markel was re-ally picking up his pace but was still a long way behind. Bryant picked up another minute on Lesher on the sixth lap and figured he could cruise on in from here. Lesher slowed a minute or so on this lap and he was now just a bit under four minutes out of first. On the sev-enth lap Lesher lost some more time, three minutes or so and was now trailing the leader by seven minutes, give or take a few sec-onds. Bill Market's car finally suc-cumbed to the course and he failed to complete the lap. When the checkers flew it was Bob Bryant taking the gold medal, Dick Lesher was second, a long second after troubles on the last lap and he finished the course 24 minutes away from the top podium finish, ready to pit his Class 10 car against the bigger engined guys at the nei:ct race. The Trophy Challenge guys were geared up for a good fight but it never materialized. Ray McKinzie took the lead on the first of their five required laps, Don Heinemann came around almost nine minutes later and from there on in there really was no contest as Ray held the lead all the way and kept opening up his lead every lap. When the PJ:DL!dc Pc/l.f 6/ll1AIICc, !>IC. LS1 6 I-STAR PRE-RU■ OR RACE PACIA~ES NORTHSTAR PACKAGES ROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400 HP LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13,500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP WE OF~ER COMPLETE DYNO SERVICES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS AlfD AN UNMATCHED REPUTATION FOR CUSTOMER . , ..• SAllSFACTIONR . • ·, · the Class 1 contest winner was Bob Bryant, he led all the way and had a 23 minute cushion at the checkers. checkers were displayed it was McKinzie taking the win and Heinemann second, over an hour in arrears. There was only one entrant in the SPARE class and Ron Kellman ran his required five laps in good time, five hours, 16 min-utes and 48 seconds, but, what matter, he was the only one in the class and was the winner when the green flag fell. Class 5 had eight required laps and John Criswell took the lead on the first lap and never relin-quished it. Jim Varshey was sec-ond after Lap 1, 20 minutes in arrears. After the second lap was over Criswell had a huge advan-tage and although Varshey was 14 minutes faster than his first lap he was way down in time. Criswell ripped off a 39 minute lap for his third while Varshey disap-peared from the scoring charts, malady unknown. Criswell con-tinued on his merry way for the rest of his laps and finished the day in first place in Class 5 with elapsed time of 5:20:31, second overall in his hard charging steed. In the 5-1600 fracas it was Joey Hoerr taking the lead on the first lap, Steve Johnson was som·e 30 seconds in arrears. By the end of the second lap Hoerr had about two minutes on Johnson but it was all in vain as Joey disappeared on the third lap, never to be seen ·again.Steve Johnson saw the day-light at the end of the tunnel and just kept cruising around for the class win. In the Truck class Larry Wat-son was ready to do battle with Kathy Fay. Alas, Kathy never completed her first lap so Wat-son just cruised around in his Ford pickup and took the podium honors. Class 9 had a good battle go-ing for a while, B.J. Proctor came around first on the lead lap, Harry Dunne was second, half a minute in arrears and Joel Peel was about 10 minutes in the red. At the end of the second lap Proc-tor had about three minutes on Dunne and Peel was slipping fur-ther behind. The third lap saw Proctor putting a bit more dis-tance between himself and Harry Dunne while Peel was still run-ning eight or so minutes off the leader's pace. The fourth and· fifth laps saw no changes in positions although Dunne was picking up his pace and ·was getting nearer to the leader each lap. Peel was still run-ning off the leader's pace. On the sixth lap Dunne turned a really fast lap and took the Class 9 lead. Proctor was run-ning a wee bit slow, he was now in the second spot and Peel contin-ued to run in third. · On the seventh and final lap Dunrte eased up a smidge and came in for the checkered flag. His margin of victory was just under 15 minutes. Peel never completed his last lap, his prob-lems unknown to this writer. The 1600s had a good battle going for a while but attrition claimed half of the class. They had eight laps to run and five of them saw the checkered flag. Mike Malloy led the first lap, he had 10 seconds on Frank Wagner. Don Johnson was third, he had five seconds on Jerry Longo who had a minute and a half on Dave Girdner. Greg Blakeman was running sixth, Ryan Schank was in seventh, Brent Parkhouse was in eighth and Greg Boyer was running ninth and Steve Jones took the green flag but never completed his'first lap. 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, The whiter-than-white bug of Steve Johnston.was the winner of the Dick Lesher ran his 10 car in the Class 1 conflict, finished a nice The Class B win went to Larry Watson, seen here sans hood in his Ford pickup. 5-1600 race at the MORE Lucerne contest. second place, 24 minutes out of the win. to eighth and Don Johnson spot to sixth. Don Johnson gap to first place. Girdner lost a dropped from third to ninth with picked up two spots and was now few minutes on the lap but was problems. running seventh and Frank still third, Blakeman lost some · Malloy still led after the third Wagner dropped from second to more time but was still fourth and lap, Longo moved up a spot into eighth with a three hour lap. Ryan Boyer picked up another spot second place and Girdner moved Schank disappeared from the into fifth. Parkhouse dropped to from fourth to third. Blakeman scoring charts. sixth and Wagner was. seventh, · dropped a spot to fourth, ThefourthlapsawMalloystill back running well. Don Johnson Parkhouse moved from eighth to in the lead, Longo was still sec-disappeared from the fray. fifth and Boyer moved up to a ond and holding the same time On the fifth lap the first four held their positions, Parkhouse moved from sixth to fifth, Boyer dropped a spot to sixth and Wagner was still running a terri-bly long seventh. On the sixth lap the first five places remained the same but Greg Boyer and Frank Wagner were no longer in the battle. · The last two laps saw no changes i~ position and when the checkers flew it was Mike Malloy taking the win. Jerry Longo came . along nine minutes later in sec-ond place, Dave Girdner came in third, Greg Blakeman was fourth and Brent Parkhouse was fifth. The next M.O.R.E. race will be back at Lucerne on the 24th of May. See ya there! .. -... ,ii. 1 Second place in Class 9 was B J Proctor, seen here getting ready for Jerry Longo gave it all he had but was only able to grab the second The Trophy Challenge victory went to Ray McKinzie, shown here in 1 a landing. spot in the hard fought 1600 battle. _h1_·s_n_e_a_tl_oo_k_in~g~v_e_h_ic_le_. _____________ _ ■■ ■ ~ y~ sa.--· .. -• . . I . . e ; s . IUll"l/llllflt.•~ SHOCK ..... ..,._,,, 11:CHNOI.OGY 714.530.B701 • FAX714.530.B702 ~ 1.RAS'KAVE.., UNff A• GARDJ;NGROYE;. CA 9::1843 'tN'fNtN'.lcing~~ 42 AU:Z2A ■nerBeria ·; 2.5" 2.6" ,.,., 6!!:s.lJ Need coil springs? Coll King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call todoyl ~.Pil9'-:· ~3 w..a ... ·····•!!IJ·t.J811t -,~llilfi!. '.a--,$--,,. -.... ,;.

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4TH CORONA RALLY MEXICO 2003 Ligato/Mitsubishi conquer Mexico By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Marcus Ligato and Ruben Garcia took the overall win at the Corona Rally Mexico in their good looking Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Argentine driver Marcos Ligato won the Corona World Championship can-didate rally in Mexico, at the wheel of a Top Run team Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. After battles on the first day with Daniel Sola and then Ramon Ferreyros, Ligato led all the way to the fin-ish, gaining his first major rally win in his career, and heading an impressive Mitsubishi grand slam re-sult. This victory came at the end of a long tough period, which started last year when his Argentine sponsors suddenly with-drew due to economic problems. His career then underwritten by the Top Run team, both in Pro-duction Car and now also in Junior World Ch'ampion-ship. His earlier suc-cesses had included Group N victories in Japan, Brazil and Uruguay, but never an overall victory at suc.h a high level as this. Group N cars were chosen by all regular driver Ligato, new recruit David Higgins and the Polish driver Janusz Kulig. Kulig had moved to Top Run after his car, prepared by a Polish com-pany, was excluded after he won the category in Sweden. Main rivals came from the N ocentini cars of Daniel Sola and Ramon Ferreyros, a privatdy run Mitsubishi from Argen-tina for Goldenhersch and a Subaru from Canada for Richard. Five of the seven guest entries are registered drivers in this year's PCWRC. Once again the event was based at Leon, a city 300km north west of Mexico City, and histori-cally one of the staging posts in the Carrera Panamericana city-to-city races in the early '50s. The ceremonial start was held in the picturesque city and state capita l of Guanajuato and was a colourful affair. Forty-five cars took the start, a large number being FIA Group N specification. Local cars of interest included two four-wheel drive VW Beetles, while a strong contingent came from Costa Rica. ln the end the Mexican drivers were eclipsed by• the drivers from the Panama re-The Feffeyros/del Buono Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was second overall, first in Group Nat the Corona Rally Mexico. gion. The stages were run in hills to the north east of Leon and Guanajuato. Ligato led initially then Sola caught and passed him. Shortly afterwards Ferreyros went into the lead but lost a loi: of time with-a spin on Stage 7. "This was at a very dan-gerous place, alongside an unguarded drop. I saw our tyre marks right along the edge of the road!" Ligato thus regained his . lead ahead of Sola, but then the JWRC champion slid wide, caught a rock on the edge of the road, and rollecl his car. "That caused us a problem. It was going to be our recce car for Argentina." British David Higgins drives an Open class Evo VIII in Amdican rallying, but despite many years of Subaru Impreza Group ral-lying, this was his first event driving a Group N Mitsubi-shi. It wasn't a happy time, how-ever, having to re-tire with clutch failure, which pre-vented him tack-ling the uphill start on S.tage 9. Richard had many problems and re-tired his Subaru on the fi-nal morning with transmis-sion failure, when fourth overall. This was the fourth event in ·the Rally Mexico story and the chances of eventual inclusion in the World Championship would cl~arly depend on critical appraisal of this year's event. It stands as the only practical chance of an American rally north of the Equator being included in the new future. 2001 win-ner Ramon Ferreyros fin-ished second, 28 seq)nds behind Ligato, and was greatly impressed. "Even compared with last year's event (when Rovanpera won with a Peugeot 206-WRC) the standard of organization was much im-proved. The required stan-dard is there, the is political." the visiting drivers, w it h TO p Run team The Maguire/Fiddiment Subaru lmpreza were having a great rally 'ti/ Shekhar Mehta and Juan Suberville getting ready b r i n g i n g f O r major suspension problems put them out of competition. to enjoy the Corona Rally Mexico. David Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evo succumbed to clutch failure, under scrutiny here by a lone spectator. Janosz Kulig and Jaros/aw Baran drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Olivier and Fernando Reyna drove their four wheel drive VW Beetle Daniel Sola drove his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo through the Mexican to third overall in Mexico, second in Group N. a finish in the Mexican Rally. _d_us_t_a_t_t_h_e_Co_ro_n_a_M_e_x_ic_o_R_a_l~ly._. ___________ _ Page 24 May 2003 Dusty Times '

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CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES 2002 series Banquet SOPAC overall honors went to John Dillon (I) and Leon Styles, top driver and co-driver, Wolfgang Hoeck was second in Driver and Julie Lin was third in co-driver category The 2002 California Rally Se- · T-Shirt Contest was also held and Gabe Pari and Paul Nelson secur-ries Awards Banquet, which took showcased all of the fine apparel ing third. The SO PAC standings place at the Pomo_na Valley Min-from most of the rallies held in were rounded out with Gabe Pari ing Co. in Pomona, CA, signified the region. Pat McMahon exhib-and Paul Nelson taking second another successful season for all ited hi$ modeling prowess and places, while Paula Gibeault and participants of the SO PAC and - mastered the runway with the win- Chrissy Beavis secured the remain-CRS rally championships. After ning shirt (or lack thereof) which ing third places. some years at different venues, the was a piece of top-grade card-The CRS GT class award was large banquet hall that overlooks board with custom marker letter-accepted by the steady and reli-Pomona played host once again ing reading "Treeline Rally", sup-able team of Bruce and Pat to attendees who were treated this ported around the neck by heavy Brown, ending the season with a year to a main dish of either lasa-duty rope. decisive points lead over Dan gna or steak while enjoying the CRS Stock class and SOPAC Brink (Driver's second), Tony presentations. Chris Burns, the Production class winners, driver Medeiros (Co-Driver's second) freshly inaugurated C RS Direc-Terry Stonecipher and co-driver Ben Medeiros (Driver's third) tor, was emcee for the night and Jeff Bruett graciously accepted and Neil Killey (Co-Driver's kept the proceedings moving along their hard earned standing, with third). In SO PAC Production GT, at a healthy pace. Terry actually keeping his accep-Brian Scott, Bruce Brown and Before the awards presenta-tance speech under five minutes Roger Hull filled the first through tions began, the evening played (he would return for more time third places on the Driver's po-host to another signature rally skit in the limelight later in the dium, while Pat Brown, Mustafa with Donna and Ray Hocker giv-evening). Mike Masano and his Samii and Sean Gallagher claimed ing us a glimpse into the future of wife Linda (who was only 10 points top three in Co-Driver's stand-rallying (tongue-in-cheek, of behind Bruett in the Co-Driver ings. course). The 2002 Official Rally standings) took second, with The hotly contested CRS The CRS Open winners were (I to r) Tony Chavez, Bob Pendergrass, Leon Styles and John Dillon. Group 2/5 class was a battle be-tween Dave Coleman and Bill Ma-lik, with Malik emerging on top. Coleman's co-driver, Ryan Cava-lier cruised to the top of the Co-Driver's Championship, while Michael Taylor took second. Fill-ing the third place spots were Steve Westwood and Mick Kilpatrick. In SOPAC Group 2 Driver's standings, Bill Malik fin-ished the season with an appre-ciable lead over Doug Whited (second), and Mike Masano, while the Co-Driver's standings saw Linda Masano claim the season's victory over Christian Edstrom and Brian Flynn. SOPAC Group 5 was won by Dave Coleman and Ryan Cavalier, with']im Pierce and Don Shreyer filling second and third Driver's positions. In Group 5 Co-Driver's, second and third places were earned by Shane Sims and Ole Holter. CRS and SOPAC Open class final standings saw the duo of Leon Styles and John Dillon tak-ing first place for Driver and Co-Dri.ver. Tony Chavez and Brian Scott filled the second and third Driver's awards while Alex Gelsomino and Jon Weigley took the remaining Co-Driver's awards in CRS. Peter Workum and Wolfgang Hoeck took second and third in Driver's while Alex Gelsomino and Julie Lin filled out the Co-Driver's podium in the SOPAC field. The SO PAC cently growing interest in rally, the Rally Cross Championship was well represented with. al-most all winners present, in-cluding Robert Brinkhurst, Branden Ushijima, and David Wilhelmy (1st, 2nd and 3rd re-spectively). Special awards included the Kenneth Zimmerman Award, which was created to recognize outstanding contributions to the CRS and rallying, honoring the sportsmanship and support of Dr. Kenneth Zimmerman, presented by Chad DiMarco of Sube Sports. Sue and Doug Robinson received the presti-gious award this year. It was little surprise to find Linda and Mike Masano being awarded the Galal Souki Memo-rial Award, which was created to recognize GT and Stock class competitors who typify the spirit . of helpfulness and competitive-ness of the class. Bill Barfoot was recognized for his significant contributions to the CRS and the sport of rallying through his organization, support and being a great guy at rallies throughout the 2002 season by being presented with the Bill Moore Memorial Award. The Worker of the Year Award, celebrating the selfless contributions of rally workers,, was presented to Pat and Denise McMahon for their endless dedi-cation throughout the many years they have been involved in rallying. D-an · Brink claimed the Rookie of the Year award, top-ping off his great season and demonstrating his status as a rally competitor to keep an eye on for the 2003 season. • The Group 2 winner was Bill Malik (I} while third place co-driver Donna and Ray Hocker tried hard to keep a straight face during their Overall honors also went to Leon Styles and John Dillon, who both domi-nated the Driver and Co-Driver Championship. Pe-ter Workum and Wolfgang Hoeck filled second and third places in the Driver's standings, while Alex Gelsomino and Julie Lin rounded out the Co-Driver's end. Thanks to all the compet.itors, workers and enthusiasts who supported another great year for the CRS and SOPAC Rally Championships. Visit or http:// for the latest information on the 2003 season. award went to Steve Westwood. rally skit, Mike Gibeault showed them no quarter. Signifying the re-SCCA winners shown holding their hardware are Brad Boli, Pat Brown, The Performance Stock winners were Terry Stonecipher, Jeff Bruett, The CRS GT award went decisively to Bruce and Pat Brown while Bruce Brown, Terry Stonecipher, Jeff Bruett, the ever photogenic Linda Masano, Mike Marsano, Karen Gibeault in for Whited, Gabe• Dan Brink (r) took driv_ers second place in class. Paula Gibeault and Gabe Pari. (I to r) Pari, Paul Nelson, Brian Hudson and Ian Hudson. (I t9 r) Page 26 May 2003 Dusty Times

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SORR Winterna t ionals Times Two! B:y Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Travis Coyne took the Formula 2 win in his Toyota powered buggy. but it was as close a win as you could imagine. If you are a spectator one of but those who were lucky enough Speedway was that almost all the the best versions of the off road to show were treated to two days action happened about a thou-venues, should be short course rac-of fantastic racing. Something for sand feet in front of the fans. We ing and for the second time this everyone, the Romans and the li- had jumps and roll-overs. We had year the SORR'. racing group came ons alike. wheel to whed racing and come to the fans. There wasn't a large And, the best thing about short from behind finishes. Something fan base for the second go-round course racing and the El Cajon for everyone. Pie #2 The Safari Class win went to Biker Sherlock in spite of a rollover and he went on to win the Desert Truck Class as well. Dwight-Greene was the Formula One winner, his two first place finishes assured him of the crown. The Saturday portion of the also got to see night racing. And two day event got under way just racing there was. The various class after noon and progressed until winners were determined by the after ·10pm. So on the first day you · · Continued on page 30 ...,..-------r--Kyle LeDuc took the Super Champ Truck win and was the hit of the In the Safari Class Shirley Jergensen was a close second in the Michael Archibald had a good weekend, he finished second in overall meet with his flying tricks. overall, only three points out of the class win. points in the Formula one division. ·Perforn,ance P.roven for Desert & Off-Road Use J 50 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Some Uses: • Non Corrosive Polyethylene • One-Piece Seamless • Pit Truck Showers & Washdowns • Heavy Wall Construction • Cooking & Kitchen Facilities • Extended Stay Water Storage Tanks • Bike Trailer Water Tanks • Car & Buggy Trailer Tanks • Pressure Washing Storage Tanks • Custom Fitting Locations • New Systems • Auxiliary Systems • Replacements 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 28 May 2003 Dusty Times

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In the Fonnula three battle, it was Rusty Stewart taking the silver Larry Foddrill was second in Fonnula 2, he was tied in heat wins but In the Pre-Runner Class, Skip Edwards won on Saturday, but a fifth medal with his 56 points. _h1_·s=S_a_tu_f<_d~ay~w,..-·n~1_·u_st_d_id_n_'_t c_u..-t_it~-----~~---~--place finish Sunday dropped him to second spot. way they finished Saturday after-blue skies of a San Diego County because we had entrants with a arthe races for all the ages. time out in SORR short course noon and Saturday evening. Then Sunday, and then those earned large spread in age. Fifteen, to fifty-The Safari class at these SORR racing. Seven d rivers made the after an overnight break in the ac-points were added to their totals. something, and everything in be- races is designed for all comers. You green flag and two days later a tion and some overnight fixing of Fifty-seven boys and girls, and tween. Men and women, boys and can bring a Desert Truck, or a Mini seven time gold medalist in the broken stuff and the participants men and women, made the jour-girls, cars and trucks, 700 horse-Light, or anything in between. The Xtreme Games sport of luge came went at it again, under the bright ney to El Cajon. I use those terms power engines to mini-racers, a day only criteria are that it is your first out the winner. Biker Sherlock, Sway-A-Way Suspension Gets You Better Traction •in the Desert $500 SCORE Contingency Prize for 1st Place Finishers in ALL CLASSES (Must Use RaceRunner Shocks Exclusively). Look for the Sway-A-Way Mobile Tech Trailer at the next Day In The Desert testing session. Page 30 Here's Why: • New O-Ring Sealed Hoses and Schrader Valves Eliminate Pipe Threads for Superior Sealing and Servicing • 100 HP Dyno Tested for Long Life Performance k llacf!.f!JJ_nne,r. • New Rust Resistant Cadium Finish and Big 1 0comT Bearings for Extended Life • 200Ibs of Nitrogen Eliminates Aeration for Fade-Free Performance • All Springs are Chrome Silicon Shot Peened, Preset, and 200 Hour Salt Spray Powder Coated - Lightest Weight and Longest Travel on the Market. Call for Our New 2003 Products Catalog! · May 2003 and he has had that moniker since the age o'f nine, was the first place winner. Sherlock, who drove a brand new Desert Truck built by the Snowbird people and now sponsored by the SOBE beverage company, was impressive. Aggres-sive thy name is "Biker." After roll-ing the new black truck multiple times and restarting at the back of the pack Sherlock was still able to finish in first place on both Satur-day and Sunday, with a total of 57 points. Shirley Jergensen was a close second with 54 points. Ms. Jergensen finished in second spot both days too. Third place went to Joe Kennamer, in Class 7 Desert type truck. Joe ended the weekend with a total of17 points. Fourth place went to Kevin Brown, and the fifth spot went to Perry Mc-Neil. Yes, that Perry McNeil, in his bright yellow Class 7 truck. As stated all age groups and all levels of experience. The sixth spot went to Jack Montgomery and seventh went to George Reiss. When and if these names show up later in the story you will have figured out the rest of the Safari class history. You can bring what you brung. You can race for the two days, but if you win, Biker, you and your ve-hicle automatically move into the correct class for any other racing. In this case he did and there will be more about that later. There were only three partici-pants in -a class we will call For-mula 1. The seven hundred horse-power monster truggy of Dwight Greene, the Class 1 style of Michael Archibald and the Formula 1 of Joe Eustaquio went at each other for two days and the 700 horses of the truggy overcame the maneu-verability of the two smaller cars. Greene ended with two firsts and 57 points. Archibald got 24 points on Saturday and nine on Sunday for a total of 33 and second place. "Big Joe" Etistaquio earned 16 on Saturday, 14 on Sunday for 30 points and the third spot. The ultra lights had only three entries and only one of them raced both days for the points. That was Denise Whitman who garnered 53 points for her efforts. Ruthie Rob-erts and Randy Roberts were both non-starters on Sunday, and each ended the weekend with 11 points. Andy Anderson led the way in Formula 3, earning 41 points on Saturday and 26 on Sunday for a three round total of 67 points. Rusty Stewart took the second spot with a two day total of 56 points and Ken Seale came in third with a total of fl-1 points. John Grosinni was fourth 33 points, Continued on page 32 Dusty Times

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Garrett Finch ran very consistent laps and he was second overall in the "Run What You Brung" class. · Stacy Pike ended his weekend in second spot in the ever competitive Champ Truck Division. Screamin' to a nice second place in the Super Champ Truck Division, Ricky Baldwin spent a lot of time in the air. Kimberley Anderson took fifth with 27, Bob Dziurawiec was sixth with 25 points and Chris Ringsletter managed seventh with 18 points. Kathy Faye took the eighth spot with 12 points and Willie Freshour who didn't start each ended the weekend with 54 on Sunday was ninth with five points. But since Coyne took first points. place in Sunday's round he was Formula 2 was finished in a awarded the first place trophy. dead heat as far as the point total. Foddrill took home the silver and Travis Coyne and Larr,y Foddrill Matt Cross was third with a two day point total of 36. Fifteen-year-no points on Sunday and was a old Krissy Sullivan, out of Phoe-distant sixth with an 11 point to-nix, took fourth with 26 points tal. and the fifth spot went to another There were five entries in the Coyne, this one Brandon, ·who fin-Desert Truck class and Biker ished with 20. Dennie Lee earned Sherlock came out of his Safari wins to end Snowbird's .Matt Carter's first place winning record at 16. As stated earlier Sherlock came into off road racing with no experience as a driver. After win-ning the Safari class he moved into his Desert Truck class and came away with another first place fin-ish and a total of 45 points. Brian Cannon was close behind in sec-ond with a two day total of 42 points. Perry McNeil's first outing in the SORR ranks brought him 33 points and a third place finish. The fourth and fifth spots went begging due to the fact that Matt Carter and John Watson ended in a tie with 26 points each. Carter broke his engine on Saturday and he and his crew spent the night, at the track, replacing the engine. They finished at about the time they were being called to the start line and the truck never did run "exa<;tly right." "Back to the shop." Seven members of San Diego Pre-Runners approached SORR with a proposition and another class was added to the weekend's schedule. That, of pre-runner. A lot of these vehicles take the own-ers to and from work during the week and they were as varied in make as in preparation. Jimmy Weitzel debuted with a second and first place finish for a total of 48 points. Second place went to Skip Edwards who took the first dur-ing his Saturday runs but could only manage fifth on Sunday; he left with 42 points. Third place went to Jason Hughes with a fourth on Saturday and a third . on Sunday for a total of 30 points. contingency $100cash 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. HIB Blitz rocks! Fourth went to John Vance, 23 points, fifth to James Hort, 21 points and sixth went to Mike Lucey who had 22 points on Sat-urday but was a non-starter Sun-day. Chad Gilbert rounded out the field with a total of seven points. There was another class in which you strapped on your seat belt, put a noggin protector on your head and went twice around the course as fast as you dared. Your combined times·for the four laps decided where you placed in this, anyone can enter any stock configured vehicle, and go for it. No altered chassis, no beefed up suspensions, just go as fast as you can and try to hold it together. An even dozen showed up to run, nine of which manag~d not to break something and finish. The winner was decided by their combined times for two laps and Craig Litchfield was victorious with a six run, stopwatch timed total of 26/ 23, 26/24 and 25/25 seconds. + $400 product A$5000FFER Continued on page 34 Page 32 May 2003 Dusty Times

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r Joe Kennamer was third in then Safari Class in his bedless truck, shown here cornering hard at the SORR event. "Big Joe• Eustaquio finished third in the Formula-One event, seen here cornering hard at SORR. AT LEFT: Ken Seale grabs lots of air on his way to a nice third place in the Formula 3 contest. Very consistent. Second with runs -of 28/26, 29/26 and 27/26 was Garret Finch. The bronze went to Enrique Acosta, his times were 30/28, 29/26 and 27 /26. Only five others made all the required runs. They were Perry McNeil, 30/28, 29/27 and 28/2.8. James Ederer, went 29/30, 29/28 and 29/29. Juan Lopez brought up the .rear with times of 38/34, 37 / 36 and 35/36. Ben Porter, Jerry Larimore, Billy Young, Brian Brown, Andy Rails and Kevin Enriquez all broke various things and had to be towed to their various jobs come Monday morning. ,----------------------------. Three entries in the Champ Your Car s110s here! 934 MJcroDisc 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 Prerunners! Built by the people who know off-road racing! {Jear uf1 {or {Jfamisl Paddles ,) :fl-.. -" ~ . -; ' Auto meter Gauges Beadlocks Lazer Star Lights Fuel Systems Come Visit our NEW Superstore! 91 Freeway @ McKinley In Corona 1:►·. 2871 Ragle Way-Corona, CA 92879 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 909.737.7223 Page 34 Truck division and Brian Cavett came aw·ay with the gold. He was tied with Stacey Pike with a 29 point total on Saturday, but took another first on Sunday for a 49 point total. Pike took second on Sunday and garnered 42 points. Jeff Spooner broke some stuff and was a non-starter on Sunday, get-ting third with only eight points. Kyle LeDuc and his Skyjacker Super Champ Truck put on a great show for the fans winning the over-all and first place in class with 53 points. Ricky Baldwin drove to sec-ond with a two day total of 24. SORR would like to thank Kyle and the Skyjacker people for s·end-ing this truck down south. Gave San Oiagans a chance to see, in person, what goes on in Wiscon-sin during the summer CORR se-ries. Thanks Kyle. In that vein we failed to thank Carl Renezeder and the folks from Lucas Oil for their participation in the first race. We would like to take this opportunity to rectify that omission and to invite Carl and Lucas back to San Diego whenever the next race might be. Sorry Carl. It's too bad that there wasn't a word· of mouth effort to help build a fan base for this type of racing. Between the effects of space shuttle crashes and impending war. The management of SO RR was forced to cancel the final race in the Win-ter National series. The next out-ing will be the Baja in Havasu on the second and third of May, at Lake Havasu Arizona. The Snow-bird people tried very hard to bring winter racing back to El Cajon. There were just too many extenuating circumstances plotting against them. Much work and ef-fort was laced iQto the production of these events. The tr:y:k was built from scratch in the middle of the rainy season, the worldwide events and the lack of fan support, was its demise. Hopefully again, some-time the reigns will be taken and we can do it all again. We can only hope. Jack and Toni and Matt and the rest of the Snowbird people would like to again thank all those fans who came out, all the partici-pants and all the volunteers who put forth so much effort. Maybe, next time. Vija con Dios, and God Bless America, and those troops in the field. . . .,,,. May 2003 The Ultra Lite Class win went to Denise Whitman who won.her heats with ease and gained the top podium position. Andy Anderson was the Formula 3 winner, he amassed 67 points, winning his heat on Saturday. Jimmy Weitzel took a second and a first in his heats to take the Pre Runner Class, which was hotly contested. The "Race What You Brung· Class went to Craig Litchfield, seen here very much airborne. . . The Champ Truck Division was hard fought but when all was said and done it was Brian Cavett with the gold medal. Dusty Times 1

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,,.. ...,_ .... WRC IN MEXICO? -From Panamerica It started By Martin Holmes Patrick Suberville is the Rally Director and he was commended for all the work he did and how well ft?e rally was run. Photos: Maurice Selden At this time we do not know whether the Corona Rally Mexico will become a valid member of the FIA World Rally Championship, which seems very likely, or a for-gotten event which raised so many hopes only to fade away when close to success. One thing for sure, how-ever, is where it started from. The Carrera Panamericana races! This Mexico length race was only held . five times in its original version, but single-handedly it did much to gen-erate the chance for Mexicans to discover road sport first hand. And strange to say, without the Panamericana it seems unlikely that Mexico, 50 years later, would be in the position of challenging to enter the FIA's world rally cham-pionship. i The Carrera Panamericana was an amalgam of glory and tragedy. It was the time the great competi-tion teams from Europe, such as Ferrari, Lancia, Mercedes, Gordini, Alfa Romeo and Por-sche, also the top teams from North America went racing along the open roads in Mexico. The event was conceived as a way for proving to the people of Mexico that, just like similar events had earlier done in South America, arterial roads had now been built to allow people to travel from one end of the country to another. Roads were a way to unite the people in the country, the race was a way to give the people the sense of excitement and importance. The present day Corona Rally Mexico is run at Leon OTO, one acers acers Page 3&· May 2003 of the-cities that served as a staging post in the Panamericana events. The ambitions are very little changed from 50 years ago. A world championship rally serves to demonstrate now not only to local people but also people from faraway lands that a host country is a vi-able, safe, economic and law abiding country, and also an event able ~to entertain people who live in faraway regions. The chosen host city also has a heaven-sent start with its name alone. OTO! How many places with motor sport-ing aspirations would give their all for a motorsporting connation like that! OTO is, in fact, an ab-breviation for the state of Guanajuato, but does that matter? It is here for a purpose. Motor sport has a long tradition in The president of the Mexican Federation is Franco Soldati who is working hard for WRC status for the Rally Mexico. Mexico. Panamericana (in its origi- · nal and its retro event forms) apart. There were no fewer than 15 Grand Prix races held in the country, there were the legends of the racing brothers Rodriguez, the dusty endurance Baja 1000 off road race, the 1970 London Mexico marathon and its 1995 re-run, and recently the CART races run at Monterrey and Mexico City. There is a strong motor in-dustry in ·the country. Ford and Renault have supported motor sport in the country for many years, but through all this variety the Panamericana events are the most emotive. Not only from the memories, but the way one event led on to another, until now we have a rally in a strong position to run as a world championship event. Guy Lassauzet, a long time motor sport enthusiast; recalls how rallying first started in the country. "My father Rene was a course official in the Panamericana in the fifties. It was quite an international occasion. The Mexican organizers needed help and approached AAA in the USA for ideas and support. Most of the competing cars were Ameri-can but the event also created con-siderable interest in Europe. My father became friends with Louis Chiron, the Grand Prix driver who came each year to the race. He knew all a bout the Rallye Monte Carlo, what it was like, how regularity sections were run, what rallying was all about. He said it was first necessary to form a club before starting to organize an event. The first rally was called the Rally Morelos and held in Octo-ber 1954. It was two days long, without concentration run, but the drivers had to select their pre-ferred regularity average speed. The winner was the driver who adhered most accurately to the previously declared speed, even though the nomination of the speed had to be made without first knowing which roads the route would take! Of course the only navigational instrument in those days was the car's standard dis-tance recorder." The French had already started to stamp their authority on Mexi-can motorsport. Regularity sec-tions were the foundation of na-tional rallying till 1988. "Our fam-ily was French, coming from Ales in Provence and with other French ex-patriots my father formed is club which was called Automovil Club de Mexico. One of the group of Frenchmen who emigrated to Mexico was the rally driver Jean Trevoux, four times· Monte Carlo winner in the days when regularity sections were the competition style of the event. He went to Mexico to see the Panamericana, liked so much the life here that he never went home." Trevoux actually re-newed his competition career in his exile, probably proving to be the best French driver in the Panamericana races. The French were not alone. Franco Soldati, now the outgoing President of the Mexican federation FMAD, also remembers the Panamericana well. "My father used to cook. I remember him inviting all the Ital-ian drivers to our home in Mexico City to cook them spaghetti. I spe-cially remember the driver Bonetto who was at our house the day be-fore he died." Despite the hopes of the immigrants who came to the country after the war, life was not easy for Mexican motor sport en-thusiasts however. Mexico was a poor country and import restrictions severely limited the opportunities to import cars . Soldati remembers, "Some foreign drivers were able to import cars to Mexico just for the race, and then drove them to their home coun-tries, even as far away as Argen-tina, afterwards. In 1962 the com-mercial borders were closed to imported cars, only cars m~de in Mexico were available to buy which limited sportsmen to GMs, Fords, Chryslers, Nissans and Renaults." At that ti~e Ford were the great-est commercial supporters of rally sport, but only with large Ameri- · can based cars. "These big front engined, rear-drive American cars were spectacular to watch, but tyre wear was a well known automotive · problem in Mexico. Back in the Panamericana days, many of the foreign competitors found the Mexican roads so abrasive that they ended up by using tyres made for trucks, and they could not with-stand being driven fast!" Enthusiasts had a chance to see more exciting cars in action when they were brought to.Mexico by Dusty Times

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their own French connection but distinctive and in friendly rivalry to the club originally founded by Rene Lassauzet. Franco Soldati at speed in his Ford Mustang in the historic 1995 London To Mexico Rally. · The Subervilles felt the same way and they undertook to run special stage rallies for the national cham-pionship. These became the stan-dard style in Mexican rallies from 1993, and the brothers have worked all the time to upgrade the standard to such a point that Mexico now has a real candidate world championship event." Things finally seem to be pulling together. The present situation in Mexico is that more automotive companies are appearing in the national car market. O{ the cur-rent WRC participating compa-nies only Ford and Peugeot are strongly active in the Mexican mar-ket, but Citroen and Mitsubishi are coming soon, which bodes well for the future of the Corona Rally at world championship level. onship rally in Mexico in 1999. By 2000 h had put on the first rally in the quest for a world qualifying event. "Money was, of course, the first major hurdle. Our family put personal assets into the project, and things finally seem to be going in the right direction but it hasn't been easy. There are various spe-cific factors we have to face. For example, ro be a world champion-ship rally it is better to be a gravel event. Here in Mexico drivers pre-fer asphalt events, because these are less damaging on the cars. It is also a pity that Mexican drivers are not competitive with those from other countries but a lot is due to the availability here of cars cur-rently suitable for rallying. This, however, seems to be changing for the better." Their club, founded in 1956, is called the CAF (French Automobile Club), respectful of "The next challenge has been international regulations compat-ibility," continued Suberville. "This has been a major hurdle in our work. Our first major inter-national rally was the Rally America in 2000 when the total number if cars completely comply-ing with FIA rules was one. We have come a long way in the right direction in three years." In 2001 Ramon Ferreyros came from Peru and won in a Toyota Celica GT Four, the following year Peugeot (the factory team doubtless en-couraged by the .future world championship potential of the event) sent Harri Rovanpera with a World Rally Car. "Harri's run-visiting competitors. "Some excit-ing cars were rallied here by for-eigners, cars like the Fiat Abarth 131 and the Triumph TR8 which were being run on American ral-lies, when the NARRA organiza-tion ran qualifying events in our country." The dearh of suitable cars for Mexicans situation con-tinues. "Only now do we have one-make rally championships. Peugeot and Renault cars have done much to encourage rally drivers at grass roots level and this in turn should give them the chance to progress upwards." Unfortunately the first rally driver to want to rally regu-larly in world class championships, Ricardo Trivino who is entered in the 'FIA Production Car champi-onship, has problems of another kind. The Mexican federation has denied him a license after a dis-agreem~nt with the federation and he has to compete under the Span-ish flag! National championship rally-ing has been a feature of the sport since 1957, with around eight qualifying events each year since with 30 or so cars regularly taking part on each event. One of the major frustrations is that Mexico has never yet formed a strong alli- . ance within an international rally framework. Soldati, "We have pur-sued many avenues with other countries, trying to make our sport more international, but always the result is the same. Things haven't happened. We worked well in the late '70s with NARRA, the Ameri-can rallying body, but that series was wound up ~n 1980. Recently we have tried to help NACAM (North American Caribbean and Mexico) federation to work and about the only success we have had is the support from Costa Rica for the Corona Rally. There is recent talk about an organization called Championship of North Ameri-can Rallies (Canada, USA and Mexico) but it has not really taken off, yet. The trouble is that these associations have become concepts rather than realities. Difficulty of transportation in our part of the world has always been a major problem. It takes ten days by boat to bring a car here from Peru, as-suming one is available, it takes three days driving to bring a car up from Costa Rica." The invasion of the first group of French racing enthusiasts in the '50s was one thing, a few years later came into prominence another French group, the Suberville fam-ily. They were about to play an-other major role in the evolution of Mexican rallying. In the seven-ties and the eighties, it became ob-vious that performance rallying was the only seriou;; way to progress in the sport. Soldati: "I Dusty Times had seen in Europe what perfor-mance rallying was like and knew we needed to go the same route. Juan Suberville admits he first had the vision of a world champi-Continued on page 38 . 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a plaque on the build-ease. He remembered, with tears ing at the accident site, in his yes, the scene as though it and before this year's was yesterday. And was astonished event I drove to Silao that people in 2003 would ever to look for the place, want to know about it at all. without success. Two Corona Rally Mexico will never, days later I went with hopefully, have any but good Guy Lassauzet in the memories for the people of Silao, hope of being more Guanajuato and Leon who came successful. Our plan to see what was going on this year-was we would ·drive and who will come in future years in to Silao. and stop as well. This is a place where little when we found anyone but good can come from hosting over 70 years old. an event of world championship Straightaway we found standard, for the competitors, the a gentleman talking to organizers, the people and the coun-a friend beside the try itself. Leon OTO has every rea-The Clerk Of The Course for the Corona Rally Mexico is Jose This scene from the SCOR£ Baja 1000 could be depicting rally cars road. We later learned son to hold its head high when it Miguel Gallo. in a WRC rally in the near future. (Photo by Trackside Photo) he was 8 2. My co 1-comes to rallying. What a name, away victory against negligible op- maybe also the tyre industry) by the Prix driver and teammate to the league asked for help, and h~i~s ~fa~c=e:_~w~h~a~t:._:a~p~la~c~e::_! _.:..__ __ _,_,:·•~~ position was not the ideal way to lurid style in which he handled the great drivers of his day. He loved changed when he heard go, whatever the quality of the car big American based cars he rallied. the Panamericana even though it what we wanted. Snr. and driver. So for 2003 the orga- Jorge Serrano was twice champion had been an unlucky event person-Carlos Patlan almost nizers invited international Group and noted for his driving big Ford ally. Just how unlucky he was about turned white. No, he N drivers, no fewer than five of and GM cars while an old-timer to become he would never have hadn't lived in Silao in whom (Daniel Sola, Ramon drivercurrentlyinthenewsisFran-. imagined.Onthel953eventhewas 1953 but had travelled Ferreyros, Janusz Kulig, Marcos cisco Martinez Gallardo. He was driving a works Lancia 024 sports from Guanajuato (35km Ligato and Patrick Richard) were 1969 champion and has also a wide car and entered the town flat-out. away) to watch the only active con tenders in the FIA Pro- experience of Mexican motors port The car launched itself into the air event of any excitement in duction Car World Rally Cham-including competing on the Baja whenitstrucka "vado",awashaway the area. Yes, he remem-pionship. There was not only a 1000. He has recently been the FIA's which crossed the road at right bered the crash. He had, good spread of talent, even more representative in Mexico and is a angles. The racing car cartwheeled in fact, helped move the important, it was a very close run candidate in the-forthcoming Fed-through the air for 7 5 metres be- wrecked 024 out of sight event. In the first six stages there eration presidential elections, when fore crashing into a roadside build- so the later running driv-were three different leaders." Soldani has to retire. Memories in ing. The driver was crushed in the ers would not know what Memories last long in Mexico. Mexico are not just for enthusiasts, impact between the car and the had happened. He took Famous drivers may have long been they are for everyone touched by house and was fatally injured. Spec- us to the place where the absent but are still remembered. the sport. It is incredible just how tators then carried him nearby and plaques were mounted on Perhaps the greatest Mexican rally long these memories last. laid his body on the steps of the the wall of the house. He driver was Sergio Gonzalez, seven Silao, a town close to Leon, was town's cathedral where he passed described exactly how the times national champion, and the the scene of the most upsetting away. Later friends had his body car had impacted the only driver successful to make the moment in the Panamericana opened up and arranged for a cas- • house, why the washaway transition from driving regularity events, when the Lancia works ket carrying his heart to be carried was where it was, to con-into driving performance rallies. driver Felice Bonetto crashed to his to Mexico City where it was in-duct rainwater to nearby Emilio de la Parra was champion death. Bonetto, even at 50 years terred beneath a monument. ponds to help control The Corona Rally of Mexico covers much beautiful twice, and delighted spectators (and old, was an accomplished Grand The city officials in Silao placed foot and mouth cattle dis- terrain as seen in this picture. SC8RE S LASS 1 UN BBERTS

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TRANSAXLEENGINEERING, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year n aatulati~--s Shirle er ensen SORR S·afari ClaSs TRANS.AXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIELAVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 DUSTY TIMES SAN FELIPE· PRE•RUN LeDucTakes Us For A Ride By Judy Smith Cacti and old mission ruins are found in many places on the Baja peninsula, good for exploring when time is not of the essence. Pre-running has always been had our motor home safely a big part of the sport of off tucked in for the night we road racing, and John and I headed down to the El Cortez particularly enjoy it. But we to have dinner on their peace-never seem to have the time ful patio. Somewhere along the when we have a car that's pre-lien we'd discovered that we'd run ready, or vice versa. So forgotten John's suitcase (note: when Curt LeDuc invited us to WE forgot it) with his clean un-ride along as he pre-ran the San derwear, socks and jeans. The Felipe course we took him up motorhome has a sta~h of tee on it. shirts, but the other necessities We had to get to San Felipe he likes to carry in a bag. So, a day early, that is, on Wednes-while we were at the El Cortez day evening, but that was no we had the waitress make us a particular hardship. Once we map of the location of the best

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Pelicans abound on the Gulf side of the peninsula and there are more than enough fish in the Sea Of Cortez to accommodate them. place to buy him some jeans. and another and finally deter-We thought he might become a mined it was dead. It was decided little unsightly, or worse, after that John B. and Valerie would • a full day of pre-running. But stay on the BFG Relay channel we hadn't realized just how civi-and then if we had any problems lized it is to pre-run with we'dstopsomeoneandaskthem LeDuc. to radio on that channel to get As planned we met him the our crew to us. next morning (at 7:30 a.m., to The whole notion of a John's dismay) at the arches. His "chase crew" for a pre-run was "chase "crew", co,rider John a new one to John and me. We Becka and daughter, Valerie, normally just head out into the were at the Pemex station filling boonies, assuming we'll see up and waiting to fix Curt's ra-people along the way, and dio which seemed to have gone someone will help if we have south. So we headed back there trouble. We don't travel all that after stashing our pre-runner fast iri our VW, so the types of safely in the RV park. Curt problems likely to arise are not messed with the radio. No ac-too serious. (I know, I know, all tion. They all twiddled one thing kinds of things can happen, but we don't worry about think noises like that mean the ready been passed by a Herbst th,e~):-,.,_ .,_._. 1 ~ -·"- -~~-:v:w. is ln,e:tk-iag 'm. hai,f.. So 'at. _ wck, '3. McMillfn buggy and;:l\ '' As a backup_,. I had my cell.,. _first ,I cringed each -ti IE~ it biker on a mission. It would he phone, which lias Baja service, -clanked. .. ... nice to kn'ow they were coming so we'figured we could call Vale- · l3y 8:05 we w~ere heading out up so we could move out of the tie on their Sat phone -only on the course, into Dump way. Curt was driving in what problem was neither Curt or Road. Curt immediately went is apparently a more sedate Valerie knew the number to the into "tour guide" mode. "Right fashion than usual, in defer-Sat phone. It's a new toy for about here I start looking to see ence to his aged passengers. I them. We were off to a typical whe-re's the first washing ma- was grateful. start, I thought. chine they'll push out into the We flogged along for a while John and I had packed some middle of the course," he said. enjoying the greened-up desert, snacks: a peanut-butter sand-As I looked out the window I with ocotillos blooming every-wich, some fruit, some munchies realized the view is cons-iderably where and some short yellow and a couple of bottles of wa-longer from up in the Bronco flowers frosting the berms of ter. Curt had an ice chest in the seat than it would be in our the trail. At MHe 26, which is Bronco loaded with bottled wa- VW. On the other hand, there's the closest point to Highway 5, ter and Gatorade. And there a decidedly "tippy." feeling to we met up with Val and John was a big ice chest in the back the Bronco that will take some B. at what Curt calls his "break-of the Bronco John B. was driv-getting used to. By the time fast stop." He conjured up ing. They also had munchies of we've gone a mile I was digging some sweet rolls from some-several varieties. We were well in my purse for the Dramamine where and started munching, provisioned if not well orga-I-always carry. Not wanting to while Val-reported that she'd nized. embarrass myself by remembered that when you Curt's Bronco is a '93, with upchucking all over my shoes turn the Sat phone on its num-a 351 C.l. motor that runs on and Curt's Bronco, I thought ber shows in the window, just regular gas. It has cruise con-I'd rather be sleepy than car-like a cell phone. Duh! So now ·trol and overdrive, a big tool sick. I was also struggling with we had the number. Other chase and spare parts bag in the the seat belts that were ·meant crews were meeting their pre-back, and a third seat mounted for someone bulkier than me. runners here, so there were a between the shock supports. It's They weren't adjusted evenly, few minutes of chit-chat. We about the same ·as all the and although I'd put a cushion messed around with my seat Bronco pre-runners Curt has in the seat, it was still impos-belts to get a better fit and Curt built for his customers over the sible to get the lap belt really was ready to go again. I decided years. Except that it doesn't tight. I was doing some jounc-to take another Dramamine. have any carpeting inside to ing up and down as we hurtled Just before we took off again muffle the horrendous noises down ·the whoops that make up an old Class 9 car went by and his complicated rear shock set most of the first 30 miles or so we admired the fortitude of up makes. It's not so much that of the San Felipe course. Be-anyone who'd run this course they're noisy that bothers me, hind me, John was holding on in that class. Shortly after get-it's that I'm conditioned to for dear life, not that his belts ting going again we saw them -----------------------, didn't work, but he found that stopped at the side of the trail, if he let his arms just lie in his but they gave up a "thumbs up" Lip his elbows would flail signifying that there was no rea-around and bang on the shock son for us to stop. But then I supports. The best preventive realized the one of the occu-was to hang on. pants of the car was Ed Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of MoTeC Engine Management and Data Acquisition Systems Robust 32-bit sequential fuel and spark control systems built to withstand extreme racing and pre-running . punishment. Turn-key systems available for all popular off-road engine packages. Digital display and data acquisition systems for elf levels of competition. Engine and chassis dynamometer services available. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 699 S. 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As Curt would through the McLean, from Virginia, who, at brush he obviously didn't 77 years of age, would be the worry about scratching the oldest driver in the San Felipe paint on the Bronco. If the 250. I mentioned that to Curt windows weren't shut we'd have and he decided we should stop had thorns and branches in the and say hello. Ed and his co-cab. But one branch proved too driver, Rudy Iribe, were just much for the drivet side mir-getting ready to take off again ror, and shards of glass flew. when we pulled over. They were Now, since there was no rear-pleased to meet Curt, about view mirror (it would have no whom they'd heard all s·orts of view out anyway), _there was outrageous things. We chatted only the passenger side mirror briefly and then as we started to keep tabs on whether a faster to leave Curt said to Ed "You vehicle is catching us. 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give us hope -that we'll all be around doing this for a long time!" Nice thought. Then we were off _again. As we eared the turn behind Three Poles there were tracks everywhere. Curt applied his knowledge of the course and years of experience to scoping. out the best way. As we headed into the area a two seater went past us and disappeared into the brush. This was a trigger. Now Curt will find the best way. He poured on the gas and we bounded over the whoops, through the shrubs and around the rocks. "Can you see him? Where is he? Is he still in front .of us?" He wanted to know where that other pre-runner has gone. I told him the guy was long gone, off to our left. Curt says, "No way -we're way ahead of him" Then we hit the begin-ning of the long wash that -leads up to Borrego and as the · Bronco leveled off and stretched out the buggy came up from behind and went by again. "See", said Curt, "I knew we had the better line!" "And we can do it again!" So he was off. And there must be 10 lines in some parts of the wash, though some were clearly not the best choice. I muttered about "short cuts", but Curt insisted that in this area they are all "alternate routes." He was right, actually, because the wash is the wash is the wash, ·and it all narrows down into the road to Borrego· ultimately. Curt stuck to the right for the most part, dodged the su-per soft stuff, avoided the trees and hustled into Borrego to meet Valerie and John B., and as we pulled off the trail to part, there was that poor buggy behind us again! By now he was probably thinking he should just have stayed with Curt and learned the better way. · After a quick potty stop and a discussion of where Valerie and John B. should meet us next we grabbed some more water and got set to take a.ff again. By now it had warmed up and I took off my sweatshirt, folded it neatly and put it in my seat. Now the lap belts fit a bit better and after I yanked the shoulder harness down tight I had a fairly solid ride. I had to hang on to the right side shoulder strap though, because it wanted· to slide off my shoul-der and that drove me crazy. So I rode with my left hand hold-ing the right shoulder strap, my right hand holding my note-Bi/stein • Sway A Way Eibach · HM · IIA 1 · CNC Sparco .• PRP • Fuel Sate Ron Davis Radiators Setrab Oil Coolers Optima Batteries Mechanlx Wear Page 42 book, my pen over my ear and my bottle of water between my knees. One or the other was al-ways in danger of being lost so I was constantly readjusting. -But that's nothing new. McLean and Iribe passed us while we were stopped and a couple of other buggies went by also, includiRg one neat look-ing four seater with a full load of passengers. When we took off again most of them had pulled over·for a rest stop, but we followed the Class 9 buggy for a while through the whoops that led down into the silt and onto the good road that runs along the edge of Diablo Dry Lake. Curt was amazed at how fast that Class 9 car could go over the miserable road. Me too. While we were following them, peering through their dust, Curt suddenly said, "I can't find the observatory." I thought he'd gone over the edge. But then I realized that miles away from us, across the dry lake, the mountain range rose into the sky and the Ob-servatory was up there some-where. I asked him if he was se-rious, if it was really visible from here, and he said, "Oh definitely." He said he likes to May 2003 Mountains and seas come together on the beautiful Baja peninsula, but desolation and isolation are ever present. · try to locate it when he's driv-ing on this part of the course to raise the "level of difficulty." Gulp. But a few miles further along the road he announced that "it's too overcast to find the observatory today." About 15 minutes later I realized that I was looking for the darned thing. I had no idea which part of the mountains to look at, but still I looked. Curt soft pedaled it a little to stay back out· of the Class 9's dust, and then Mclean and lribe got out onto the good road arrd pulled over and parked to let us by. A thought-ful thing to do. We were con-siderable faster in that area. He was still doing the "tour guide" bit -"at the end of this road there's a sharp right, and then a sharp left" -not w·anting us to miss a thing. By now I had decided that he's the type who can't stand quiet. If no one else is talking, Curt fills in the void. That was all right with me. My early queasiness had disap-peared, thanks to the two Dramamine, and now that we had got out of the whoops, I was enjoying the ride im-mensely. There were people waiting for their pre-runners at Morelia Junction but not our chase crew and we zipped past and on down that lovely, lovely road. What a pleasure that was after all those miles of whoops and sand. Once or twice Curt 2" Capacity, 180" Bends Steel, 4130, Stainless, Aluminum Square, Round, Bar, Pipe Perfect for the: • Race Car Builder • Small Fabrication Shop •Home Shop Call for a FREE BROCHURE _had needed to talk sweetly to the Bronco to keep it going for-ward in the really soft stuff, and he also gave it a friendly pat• every now and then when it took a bump well. Now the Bronco had its· reward. The ride down that road was nothing but fun. Although Curt r e-minded us of the need to keep an eye out for oncoming local traffic. As we moved along the road we caught up with a Mexican pickup loaded to the max. It was, to quote Curt; "A four-cow load in a three-cow truck." We zipped by them at Mile 85 on the course, hoping the driver, who'd been meandering down the center of the road, was paying attention to his side view mirror. As we neared the point where the course leaves Morelia Road Curt announced a "hard left comiqg up." Then he said, "Whoops -uh -practice my late braking -practice my late turn!" as we slid the last few feet pointed east while moving south, then he stomped on the throttle and we went gracefully off the road and onto the nar-row trail that heads up into the hills. We had "practiced" his late-braking once or twice be-fore, but this was a particularly splendid example. Now Curt told us that we were on the final approach to "hoot a moat". That threw me for a while, 'til I realized he'd (541)382-1573 Dusty Times TI

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o'clock. We thought it looked as if they'd be spending the night. They said they were good for food and water, and when we asked about matches, it turned hot they had none. And,_ embarrassingly, neither did we. So we told 'ein to stop every-one that came by and ask for matches. At least the weather was relatively warm. As we motored on Curt told us that he always stops to help pre-runners with problems. I(s the old story about never know-ing when you might need help yourself. On this section of the course I began to understa~d some of Cacti of all sizes and shapes are found most everywhere and many of them are Curt's sudden decisions to take _a_d_a_n~g~e_r_to_th_e_c_a_s_ua_l~p_a_s_s_e_r_b~y.________________ _ a certain road. He, s got his eye anglicized Hustamote. We took days. After Curt moved to peeled at all times for the mark-a quick break for some Southern California Becka was ings that other pre-runners Gatorade and salted peanuts transferred out here and they have left to remind themselves and a look at the rear end to ran into each other at Riverside. which is the better line. For ex-see why it was making more Becka talked about riding with ample: a clutch of blue ribbons noise. After deciding that it was Curt the year they won the Tro-in a bush means there's a good just because the fuel tank was· phy Truck class at San Felipe. road on that side of the course. emptying out, we went on, Curt He said as they came up the old That was fairly easy to spot and pointing out interesting items Puertecitos Road towards the we took many of the roads like a hill covered with lovely finish he looked out the wind-marked by whomever that was. pieces of quarts. He put the shield and could see all the spec-Bronco into four wheel drive tators moving back from the before ,dropping into course. He thought to himself, Hustamote's soft sand. John "Oooh, we must look really was pretty much just hanging scary!" so he tucked his hands on and enjoying the ride, the in under his belts and made noise in back making it hard to himself "real small" and took hear the conversation up front. deep breaths to keep his insides I said something to Curt about from shaking loose. how well he knew the course, After lunch we headed back and he replied, "I don't know out, picking up where we'd left itallthatwell,Ijustexudecon-off, at the bottom of fidence." Ah well, perception is Hustamote. Now we headed up reality as they say. into Chanate Wash. There was Hustamote was gorgeous, ~ore soft stuff, lots of rocks soft, rocky and fun. Part way and several trails. Following down it we caught up with a two one of them off to the left, seat buggy and Curt's drive to while looking for better "alter-"find an alternative route" went nate routes", Curt got us into into overdrive. If the buggy a blind canyon. Apparently went right, we went left. If he some Mexicans had been in and went left, we went right. A out several times, and their couple of times we'd reached a tracks looked like the "most But others were less obvious and even with. all my years of running around in Baja I had not realized that some of them were "course markers." I've long known that a little pile of rocks means a washout or _bad drop off, and· that's universal Curt says, even in Africa, as he dis-covered while driving the Paris/ Dakar rally. But a tee shirt ·spread-eagled in a tree turned out to be a marker also, as pid bottles, cans, hubcaps, or dead tires. If they·seemed to be in un-usual positions or oddly ar-ranged, Curt's eye would pick up on it and he'd search out the "alternate route." After a while I was tuned in and could find them also. We didn't al-ways agree that the line was bet-ter. Maybe the marker meant "go the other way." Years ago I spent about six hours buried in sand after_ misreading a t.p.'d bush down near Purisima. The trip down Matomi was fun, very beautiful, and pretty much uneventful. When we got to the bottom and turned onto the Puerteci tos Road we had decided that we'd seen enough. The rest of the course wound between the old road and the new road and ·curt assured us it was "junk" for the most part. Since it was getting on toward sunset, and we had no desire to be thumping around in the dark, we said we voted for heat-ing in to town and the motor home. We were in pretty good shape for having done about 190 miles. John and I each had some sore spots, a few of which turned into bruises by the next morning, but nothing major. We had a quick shower, a change of clothes and were ready for dinner with Curt, Valerie and lohn B. at Ruben's.· It was the perfect way to top off a terrific ride around the course. It had been a very dif-ferent ride from what we were used to: much faster, cleaner, noisier and very entertaining. I'd go for a ride with Curt any time ag'ain, except, probably not in a race. ..-10\i point of intersection almost'"as used" trail, so we followed----------------------------------------"'I he did, and in deference to his them. It cost us only a brief smaller size, we let him slide side trip, but it was a lesson through saf~ly. Curt was laugh-learned and it's a good bet that ing all the way. We rode right Curt won't ever get too far in on his tail for a little while, but that wash during a race. then decided that since his pas-Chanate has its own beauty, in-senger had no helmet, and we eluding some towering cliffs didn't know the level of the that make you feel damned fellow's driving skills, we'd bet-small. There was no stopping in ter not push him into doing there. And somewhere in here something rash. we lost the passenger side mir; While all this was going on I ror, when a baseball-bat sized was entranced with all the wild-branch caught it. flowers in bloom. In addition Once at the top and over the to the Ocotillo and the little sharp little hill at the end we yellow things, there were lupine, headed down the road toward brittle brush, rabbit brush, Matomi. In here we passed a barrel cactus and creosote in pre-runner being towed out by bloom. And there were many a four wheel pickup. And a bit little unidentifiable blossoms further down the road we saw blanketing the miles of sand his crew waiting for him. Then and rocks. It was gorgeous. we made the left turn and At the bottom of Hustamote headed across the plateau and we met Valerie and John B. toward the drop-off into again, arid now we turned back Matomi. But midway along toward town to refuel both the there was a· pair of young guys Broncos and us. But as we with a pickup parked off the waited as the gas station Valerie trail and as we neared them heard air coming out of one of they waved us down, They their tires, and upon inspection, needed a high pressure fuel spotted a hole. They high-tailed pump. John and I were left to-it to the tire repair shop, while wander and have a snack as Curt and John and I headed for Curt tried to solve their prob-the Malencon and fish tacos. lem. He didn't have the part Then; we learned that Curt had they needed, and after trying a met Becka on the East Coast, couple of things he agreed with when both had been racing a their diagnosis. We said we'd ZOAR event in New York. Becka get a message to their friends had built himself a buggy tn (Dave Hendrickson and Cam-about 1969 by reading the ar-eron Steele) and told them it tides in Hot VWs, and Curt was time to start collecting fiie-drove a modified 4x4 in those wood, since it was now four Dusty Times e coma_, · source far ra dCre -• Driving Suits • Crew Unifonns • Crew Shirts • Polo Shirts • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATUR/Nli: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos 1.800.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 May 2003 Page 43

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SCORE SA N FELIPE 250 March 15, 2003 Protruck Winner: Alan Pflueger Chevy#255 San Felipe, Baja California. The third event on the Protruck racing series schedule, the SCORE San Felipe 250 took place this past weekend in. the Mexical) fishing village of San Felipe. The course started and finished in the shadow o( the famed San Felipe arches northwest of town, running in a counterclockwise direction, 120 miles south of the U .S. border.. Alan Pflueger Chevy #255 Honolulu, Hl was first off· the line and the first Protruck to the finish. He led the Protrucks and managed to stay virtually trouble free throughout the day. He says "the race was good, we set a good pace and luckily we were first off the line and had clean air. The Protruck worked well, and those Goodyears really hook up in the sand which is great." He finished in 4:31:07. Second to the finish was Steve Barlow in the Red Bull Ford #299 finishing in 4:40:40. Co-driving ·with Steve for the first half of the race was Steve Olliges of Las Vegas, NV. Barlow explains they "had a pretty much flawless race." Steve Olliges got tangled up with another truck and lost some body panels in the first half, but otherwise everything went good. Third place was the father/ son duo of Steve and David Scaroni in the Ford #22 7. David started the race and piloted until the half way point where t > 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 & 15x 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 Steve got in. He continued on with Steve Barlow on his tail battling for second place. Barlow managed to pass during downtime giving the Scaronis a third place, timed in at 4:41:34. __ . .,,. CD■llllATIIS RPS! 11!.!l~II echan·cs of the Year-2002 Page 44 May 2003 Dusty Times 7

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soap Box ... coming in contact with a bike/quad would be relatively slim. We want everyone to be able to race their machine but it seems that the bike and quad classes are full of Sportsman entries and, to these old eyes, it seems that many of these riders don't have the skills or the equipment to stay ahead of the Trophy Trucks. Both parties are racing and the quad/bike rider is going as fast as h·e can go on that terrain and, just a few yards behind him comes a mammoth Trophy Truck who is also going as fast as he can. Guess what -the truck is not going to in-tentionally hit the quad or bike but the truck driver gets frustrated because he is being held up by a slower vehicle. Most times, common sense prevails-;-the slower machine moves over for self-preserva-tion and the truck goes on its way. However, there are many more trucks coming along and it becomes a sort of cat Starting Order Ch an g e? After th e u•n -fortunate death of David Bills at the SCORE San Felipe race and after numerous in-cidents between trucks and bikes anGI quads, we must ask the question: why not have t h e bikes and quads start AFTER the rest of the field has departed the starting line? This change in starting order would be most benefi-cial at single lap races as the odds of a truck/car ultimate Jong travel .ford Jong travel system Get the benefits of our Long Tralfel system and 3" lift spindles, creating 6" of lilt for incredible ground clearance. fr@r-@ll ■ 3' lift spindles · ■ Upper Control arms ~ile~w~., ■ Lower Control arms .v ■ Coil springs ■ 3 way front shocks ■ Performance rear shocks ■ Rear kit shock toyota long travel system Our Toyota 2 wheel drive, 6' 1van Dan' long travel system. Built to satisfy all the serious off roaders out there. Dusty Times custom i beams OUroad bullet proof design provides maximum strength with 4 130 Chromoly steel l /Bth' thick plate and tubular inner structure. , ... . ·.·]11¥1+¥ 1990-94lord ranger · .,-performance system Our extended radius arms are offset further inboard offering increased tire clearance and 4 • more wheel travel. Dual Shock System 2 shocks per front wheel, adds high performance dampening. B' Suspension System used in a racing ' application with coil over shocks. Using Fabtech custom I beams, this configuration cycles out at 19' of wheel travel. extended radius arms Our extended radius arms are offset further inboard for increased tire clearance. Ranger models shown, which include new pivot mounts. 1998-on ford ranger 2.s · performance system 2.5' of lift with a 2• increase in wheel travel 1973-87 CID ., .. lono travel system Gives you the needed clearance for 33' tall tires. May 2003 Continued on page 50 fiberglass e e r!J'6berf!! ! include front fenders, bedsides and hoods. The front fenders and bedsides are flared with wheel travel in mind. angled / spare tire mount ~ Constructed using 1 1 / 4 • steel tubing and MIG welded at the joints for long lasting strength and durability. flat spare tire mount 01fer 25 Styles stamped steel tabs Our vast assortment of stamped steel tabs simplify your fabrication needs . DR E-MAJL US AT Page 45

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CDRVA Off. Road & Recreation-Exposition By Judy Smith The First Annual CORVA Off Road & Recreation Exposi-tion at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victor-ville gave the folks who attended plenty to think about. In addition to two buildings of booths and displays and a concourse of trailers, they had a vehicle display, a "show 'n' tell", a Kid Zone and even a horse area. The idea was to have something for everyone who uses the desert. CORVA (California Off Road Vehicle Association) knows what the off road public wants to do with its free time, and they had something to catch every off roader's attention. Inside the buildings there were . the usual t-shirt booths and mo-torcycle parts retailers, all doing a brisk business. But there were also representatives from every group of users. There were the folks who play in the dunes, folks who ride motorcycles, quad rid-ers and Jeepers. There were rock climbers, hikers, historians dedi-cated to preserving their favor-ite corner of the desert, prospec-The best 4-speed in the desert just got better! tors and rescue groups to name a few. There was a small course laid out to give the tiny_,kids their first chance to ride a quad. Many a grade school age youngster put on helmet, boots and chest pro-tector and then zipped between the haybales with big grins while proud parents started thinking about shopping for a small quad. An eight-year-old also demon-strated his skills, learned at the International Trials School, by riding his bike up and over some formidable obstacles. These folks said they start teaching kids as early as five years old to do that wonderful two-wheeled balanc-ing act. What a huge confidence builder that must be . There was a rock climbing "wall", and here again, young-sters were getting the benefit of the fun. The eh tire show was manned by CORVA volunteers, who worked for no pay so all the pro-ceeds could go into CORVA's coffers. Admission was $10, and was good for two days. They even 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. Page 46 had information about handy nearby camping facilities. There was a good sized display of trailers for taking your wheeled toys to your favorite playground. There was everything from a simple open trailer to a huge 40 foot Travel Supreme motorhome with two slide-outs and a lift in the back that was just big enough to park your Mini-Cooper (or PT Cruiser) on. Then it would be sucked up into the innards of the motorhome, the door would close over it, and you'd be on your way, with no tow bar or trailer limiting you to 55 miles per hour. The Southern California Timing Association had a nice display of lakesters, and the sand sailors who have so much fun on El Mirage Dry Lake had a display of their vehicles. Many of the displays were re-lated to political groups which are working hard to keep our public lands open for our descendants. They had books, charts, maps, lit-erature and people who were happy to explain the situation to . May 2003 you. One neat little display, aimed at helping us all learn how ro leave nothing behind, had a couple of camp toilets. One was a plastic fold up model that was designed , to be used over and over and the other was a corrugated box, with a cardboard potty seat, that was guaranteed to support 275 pounds. It was also a multiple use item, but when you were ulti-mately through with it, it would be biodegradable. Both came with plastic bags containing some magic enzymes that would reduce human waste to a paste-like con-sistency, and a ziploc type back to tuck them into. This tidy little package could then be neatly de-posited in any trash can,_ with no danger of leakage or spillage. And -the camper would not be leaving all those nasty streamers of toilet paper blowing in the breeze being the bushes. For more information readers can check out and If a person was more interested in land use than potties, he'd have been able to get all the in-formation he could digest from the cadre of activists and their This is the :;ystem run by most off road race winners GO FOR dedicated helpers. There was someone to explain every facet of the land use issue, and there were reams of information to take home and study at your leisure. All in all it was a worthwhile way to spend a few hours, and it's to be hoped it'll become an annual event. San Bernardino County is full of people who have moved to its outer reaches in part to be able to play in the desert. It .seems an appropriate place to have an off road exposi-tion. There was also some talk about an event to be held in the Holfister area which would be a "multi-user" event, meant to at-tract not only bikers, quad rid-ers and Jeepers, but also gold-miners, equestrian types, ranch-ers and gold-panners. So keep your eyes peeled for more infor-mation. Join CORVA and stay abreast of the issues by reading the CORVA news each month. Rememb~r, CORVA has been fighting to keep our public lands open for use for 30 years. They need our support as the fight gets tougher and more expensive. To learn more about CORVA, visit . _"#fb TRI-MIL BOBCAT CHROME 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY · DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Dusty Times I+-

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Jean Calvin Off Road Ra·cing's Best Friend! -What do you call a person who has been actively involved with the sport of off road racing for almost thirty years? Crazy, ignorant, a glutton for punishment, a masochist, any of the above? Well. I guess you would have to say a bit of all of them, but that's what makes Jean Calvin unique in this sport. She was sort of conned into the sport -in 1969 and it certainly took hold of her. It became her greatest passion in life, the participation" the information she is able to disseminate to the people, the love of racing, the love of driving, the peopl~ involved in the sport, but mostly it is the compel-ling urge to succeed, to overcome the obstacles that arise in fron~ of her and overcome them she does. Never known as a quitter, Jean attacked the sport of off road racing with vigor, finding a great outlet for her competitive spirit, racing not only against some other driver, but against the _elements themselves. There were days (and long nights) when the temperature was in three digits; when the silt was so thick you.could never even see the hood of the car, when the snow was so deep you couldn't-find the race course, when your crew stood out there like frozen fools, listen-ing for "Their" engine, and then watching their driver plow on by, and Jean was one of those drivers, either freezing or sweating or choking or being blinded in the dust and in spite of it all, having the best time in the world because you were racing, off road racing, and there was still one lap to go, or 300 miles to go, it didn 'l mau~'i-, you were where you belonged and you were putting forth your best ef-fort, that too was Jean at all times. Now mind you, Jean wasn't the only driver out there having all that fun, she was one of maybe 450 to 500 active drivers in those days, but she was one of the few women racing the desert and "she did her best to beat everybody else out there. · Jean raced sports cars with the SCCA for many years before entering the off road world. She had an Austin-Healy Sprite, which was near and dear to her heart and even though it was known as a miserable ill-handling car, she raced it for years, competing against mostly men and refusing to enter the "Women's Races", racing i11-stead against the good ole boys, who detested her when she beat them to the checkered flag. Jean had her share of accidents and flips, including one five time end over end at Santa Barbara; It destroyed the car (except for the roll bar) and Jean ended up with a br9ken nose and a severely wrenched shoulder. However, as soon as possible an-other Sprite was built and she was at it again. Jean entered the off road world when she did an article on Les Choate, own~r of Les's Auto Salvage. Les was involved in the fledg-ling sport of off road racing and offered Jean and her husband a ride in a "Burro" (state of the art for the time) in the upcoming Baja 500 and except for losing a steering box it was a very successful race. Jean kept running with Les's Auto Salvage Team, sharing the driving with Les and his son Eddie in many races over the next few. years, until the "F' bug bit, in this cas_e "F" stands for Funco and that was the beginning of part two for Jean in off road raci_ng. Jean made a deal with Gil George at Funco and a brand ·new single seater was born, a car that was raced to death but came through the flips and the crashes without too much long term damage. Jean raced the little Fuoco, mostly in Class 9, then in 1600 and for the most part, enjoyed every minute of it.1::ots of help came to her through Dick McCool and Jerry Lawless who always made sure the car was up to par and both these guys shared the driving chores with Jean on numerous._occas10ns. We are unable to count the times Jean has taken the green flag in off road, but racing full time for too many years to mention with SCORE, SNORE, WRA. ARVRA, and many many other sanction-ing bodies, she has had plenty of seat time in the desert. Jean had worked for Peterson Publishing back in the sports car days, then put out SCORE News for Sal Fish for some time but in December, 1983 the first issue of Dusty Times hit the presses and the rest is history. Jean knew that the sport of off road racing needed an unbiased journal of the.happenings in the desert racing community and Dusty Times was the answer. With help from her husband, Brad Goodrow, Don Goodrow and Jerry Lawless, Dusty Times was born and became another consuming passion in Jean's l~fe. Jean continued racing and publishing Dusty Times with Judy Smith covering some· events, and it wasn't" too long before Jean and · Dusty Times were becoming the voice of off road racing. Dusty Times was soon covering rallying in Europe and Africa through Martin Holmes and the Australian races were covered by Darryl Smith and Mick Myers. Jean was badly injured in. a Baja 500 some years ago and her racing activities were brought to a Sl:ldden atop. Jean now covers the races for Dusty Times and devotes her entire being to make Dusty Times the_ best looking and most informative journal available for the off road racer and rallying type to read. ' Off Road racing is still a family sport, a blending of people from all walks of life, al_l wan'ting the same thing, to compete in a sport they love and hopefully· to be successful at it. Jean enjoys putting your name in the paper, your picture too for she realizes that only the racer and their family and friends who support them can keep the sport growing. Don't forget to look Jean up at the end of the race and give her your war story for t_he article. Jean has been blessed with the willpower, the guts, the deter- · mination to keep going on, _covering the races, making each edition of Dusty Times the best she can make.,it, having it go out on time and always has the time to sit and ,talk about off road racing. She really is a champion! -Side Note: In her youth, Jean was a professional Ice Skater with Holiday on Ice and she toured South America with the g::oup and also skated with The Sonja Henie Ice Show. She was also a member of the Air Force in Special Events. / _ -r

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STOLEN AT THE SAN FELIPE 250 March 13, 2003 1969 Bronco VIN#Ul5GLF92349 Widened 8" Lengthened 22" Tube Chassis Call Rusty@ 719-636-2440 To Dennis Hunter Thanks for SOAP Box •.. CONTINUED and mouse game, the bike/quad being the mouse. How many times do I have to get out of their way, h e asks him-self as h e once again pulls over to let a truck pa -s. It is frustrating for the rider and equally frustrating to the truck driver. So, it seems the simple solu-tion would be to start the bikes and quads at the back of the pack, thus avoiding possible enerosit ' • collisions, injury or even death. Maybe just have the Sportsman en-trants start at the back of the pack. We don't know the answer, but something has to be done soon, before there is another major acci-dent. 'Nuf said __ .• ,. .... Trail Notes ... B AJA OFFROAD ADVENTURES - . If you 're looking for a place to unwind and relax before or after a Baja race, you now have a place to hang your hat. Wide Open Baja Adventures announces that they are opening "Horsepower Ranch", 140 acres of rolling hills, located just six miles east of downtown Ensenada. They have taken over the old Rancho San Juanico spread and they are featuring 50 guest rooms, a heated pool, a race shop, vollyball courts and the brand new "Carrera Cantina" bedecked with Baja 1000 artifacts and memorabilia. They are working with SCORE to host the first ever SCORE Baja 500 celebration on Thursday, May 29, 2003. They will be hosting everyone involved with the race with three bands, food, big screens, old and new Baja videos, contingency and media people and race officials and they are hoping to acer.act 500 to 1000 off road friends. For more information contact Todd Clement at 949-635-2292. P ETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM AUCTION -The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will be conducting an auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles qn June 2 1 and 22, 2003. The auction weekend will begin with the Petersen's sixth annual "Cars & Stars" Gala, featuring the premiere of the museum exhibit, Rolls Royce, A Century Of elegance. The auction will be held on Saturday June 21 and Sunday, June 22, from 10am to 6pm. Gates will open at 8am. Preview for the auction will be Friday, June 20. Approximately 350 cars will be offered for sale with 100 automobilia lots each day. The 2002 auction saw 200 cars go across the auction podium achieving 3.2 million in sales. The top cars sold were: '48 Tucker for $334,800, '64 Ferrari 250OT lusso for $209,520, '57 Chevy Custom for $183,600, '71 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona for 162,000 and a '67 Lamborghini 400GT for 148,500. For more information contact Timothy McGrane, 480-421-6694, ext 125. On the web at S treet Rods And Muscle Cars -Carlisle Events is once again promoting the Cool Car Cruise ln on July 25-27, 2003 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Featuring street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars along with a swap meet and a non-competition show field. Weekend admission for two adults and parking is only $15.00. Car clubs that bring the most members to the show are eligible for cash prizes of up to $600. Clubs that wish to participate should call 717-243-7855, ext 121 or e-mail There will be more than 1000 vendors hawking their w ares and a 2003 Harley-Davidson FXST will be given away to one lucky ticket holder on Sunday. For additional info call 717-243-7855 . T · • . • SHOCK & A WE EM! Ford POWERSTROKE Excursion BITD Stock Full SUV Legal Spare Powerstroke engine Spare Trannys, Rear Ends, Containers of Spare Parts Prepped and Ready to Race! This unique vehicle will sell fast call now! Ford ProTruck Spare Patton Engine, 3 Trannys, Rear End, Plus many spares Ford 4x4 Supercab Prerunner A/C, All the right stuff, Patton Stroker, King, 4 Link, Sat Phone, XM, Baja Tough! 42' Kentucky Hauler Lift Gate, Generator, Air Please, Serious Inquiries only! (760) 352-3080 ****** ***** Page so May 2003 L AND ROVER OFF ROAD -The 04 Challenge is a n event sponsored by Land Rover on th·ree continents~ ·-Th'ey are providing all the vehicles and logistical support as well as support personnel. Competitors race in Land Rover vehicles and we're not sure if the first guy across: the finish line wins or whether it's on a points system. They are competing in FTeelanders i-n the northern portion of the USA, Discoverys in the western part of the USA, Defenders in the South African portion and Range Rovers in Australia. The contest is a month long competition in off road racing, and, when not actually racing in their vehicles, the competitors will face off in other endurance tests such as bicycling, canoe i ng/ka yaki ng and even mountain climbing. According to Land Rover, they are doing very little in the way of prepping these vehicles for their'run, they are installing trick tires, a good Warn winch and a OPS system. If we hear any more on this contest, which is supposed to be over in late April, we'll let you know. Vegas To Reno· -If you plan on ru'nning the Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno race in June you might be interested to know that the Baja Pits Race Team and the Mag 7 Race Team are joining forces again to form the Baja Mag Pits for vehicle support during that race. They will be pitting all bike and quad classes and vehicles limited to their own team m·embers. You can contact Carlos Orosco of Baja Pits at US Wheels 619-596-8033. Application for pit support available at S CORE POINTS -Now that the dust has settled from the San Felipe race we are able to give you the points standings prior to the Baja 500. With Class 1600 vic-tories at Laughlin and San Felipe Eric Allen and Adam Pfankuch are the overall points leaders in their VW pow-ered Jimco. Second overall in points is Eli Yee in his Jimco Honda. Trophy Truck -Gus Vildosola/Rob MacCachren 131 -Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel 124 -Tim/Ed Herbst 109 -Scott Steinberger/Jesse Jones 83 -Steve Sourapas 81. Class 1 - D a I e Ebberts/Ernie Castro Jr 1 5 3 -Mark/Gary Wey h-r i ch 141 -Ron Brant 124 -Troy Herbst 120 -Dan Myers TRAIi NOTES CONTINUED DI PAGE 57 Dusty Times

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if· GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY. ACECO,nc. Chassis And Suspension For Racing And Recreation MIKE MONOHAN 19076 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 • Custom fabrication • Prerunners • Suspensions P.O. Box 117 Ely, NV 89301 (702) 289-6708 • Custom exhaust (310) 542-2977 A1.SRACING WILDOMAR CA. T•>yota IFS auapenslon 1pecl1ll1ta Long tr.Ivel kits and rac:. trim packas,a for 2wd. & 4wd. Pick-Up, Tacoma, Tundra, 1'-100 and 4-Runner ~ov.ATSRAC!NG,com (909)471-2418 , 0 -~l:S 'ie~~~-BATIERIES FOR ALL OF YOUR OFF-ROAD NEEDS BATTERY SALES UNLIMITED 651 East Alosta Avenue/ Glendora, CA 91740 (626)914-3717 / (626)-914-2121 ■. BJBX AUTO WRECKERS, INC. FOR ALL YOUR AUTO PARTS FROM PRE-RUNNERS TO RACE TRUCKS CALL JOHN KEARNEY 1-800-606-6043 q F-ROAD FUEi CE11S . 44· Gal. For $444.00 SCORE • CORR • BffD ~),,.~ . IIDR • PROTRUCH r.;, sA-144 PRERUIIIIERS • ETC. ..A*M-M -~ atl ,u•lc•ll•.com ~ ~ 800-526-5330 aerotec@cyl, • Off Road Trucks Off-Road Fiberglass • Off-Roac;I Truck Fabrication Urethane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 (619) 562-1740 FAX (619) 562-6151 'SIJICI-IIIIBF.PEl'--'•CI. Sliver Faced lFG's . . Liquid-Filled Gauges·from Auto Meter are notorious for being the to4gl)es~ . on the market. Combine thai with the fact Auto Meter also is known for it's reliability and you have shock-proof performance that will rattle the competition. . l#JIJl!J{{Jf/E);. ··' ,· ·" ,t :.,' .1, '°' •/ I ' ~ ~ r ~ - s P ~ ~ 7 s . . ' 8AN~1.BUGGIES • PRE-RUNNERS • RACE CARS ., FABRIC/t noN & ALUMINUM WORK . • Orange, CA 92865 11• (714} 2'194945 · ports.corn Your #1 Source For Fiberglass Body Panels Phone: 920/833-7266 • Fax: 920/833-9505 · e-mail: 4584 Columbus Rd. Macon, GA 31206 478-47 4-9292 FREE Catalog BRANDWOOD CARS for m~d-engines and other applications 602-437-3:SP7 Custom V~hicle Shifter "Innovative Billet Products · for the Off-Road Enthusiast" FREE Catalog / ll ·-Pvod~ 9525 Pathway St.• Sante.e, Ca. 92071 'MFR. OF PERFORMANCE ,ATlTS FOil ,,,,,um, LEAO/ftg IMCE C.tlt SU/U,EJtS a Spindles, Floating Huhs -:-spd. Shifters (fits Mcndcola trans & others) - Northstar Airbox Adapter~ ,.1;, more !! url: e-mall: (619)562-3071 CACTUS RACING Raceair Helmets & Accesso·ries Bell, Shoei, Simpson · Blower systems & cool boxes 5153 Bowden Ave. San Diego, CA 92117 - 858-279-2509 CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN 39067 ORCHARD ST. CHERRY VALLEY CA. 92223 PH#. (909)845-8820 products in stock Race Proven Fabrication. Boa.tee Fiberglass . Pre-Runners 'Dimple Dies Desert Trucks · Tubing Benders Bypass valves+tubes · Sway-bar Arms Short Course trucks Paris-Dakar trucks A.CCOUNTING • INCOME TAX· CONSULTING 1RS REPRESENTATION ' . Sheryl Cannon, C.P.A. MILLER & CANNON CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNT ANT IS36 S. Se~nd St, Suite E 626-663-2023 Covina, CA 91723 Fm1i -626-653-2024

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T .. , ...... , .•... Yl■r lllrlZlls? . Call 111-112.:8114 ' . . Fer ■•re EQ111re :. Adam Wik SCORE ENGINE BUll:.DER ~ OF THE YE.AR 994, 1998, 1999,2000 From Parts To · COmpl(!te Engines ~YAMAHA Jerry Lowe Sales 4082 Lincoln Boulevard, Marina del Rey, California 90292 3675 w. Teco Ave. Unit 8, Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-2522 tel: 310 306 7906 fax: 310 306 6122 ~~~!II Front & Rear Trailing'Arms • Spindles Suspension Specialist • Custom Race & Play Buggy Chassis A-Arm Front Ends • Beam Front Ends i"e BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension m. . Kely Mier, Owner 0(909) 551-2920 M-F 9-6 20620 Grand AYenue Wildomar, Ca, 92595 9608 N. 21st Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85021 Jack Woods 602-242-0077 Fax 602-242-7283 ECONOMICALLYPRICEDAT319.90PERPAIR. Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 1-928-427-3551 10~ Crestview P.O. Box 845 Yarnell, AZ 85362 BF.iUCE HENDEL Regional Manager DISIYTIIIISIIS Wert• WIN Clrcillllll VP Racing Fuels, West Co~f · P..O. Box 1,319 Phone: (909) 674-9167 Fax: l909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 111-112-1114 ·342g3 'Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 ~~'.f'~PAINT ,f/11/) (041/NGS«GRAPIIKS~ MG09 * ·~ ro~ MAJNT£NANCl'•S1~1.IYAC .. Jl!f,R/N&* ~~ 760-949-1220, Motorcycles • KTM Dealer for over 20 years • Stock parts • Supports top riders suspension • Accessories Tires/knowledge Open • 12prn--6pm M-F Various - Saturdays , 714•449-1271 * 714•449•1374 Fax SPORTMOTORCYCLES ftilMR RIICINIJ ~ ..... Neea1M1reM11et,1 Dune Buggies Lorenzo Rodriguez Baja Bugs W111 lsn1 Your Id Transmissions - Parts - Service • Welding V.W. - Porsche . Nissan - Toyota • Honda Here? 850 S. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 914-8147 C 1c,).<o) =::,OS?.ACe mare Trail Notes ... 118 - .Rick Wilson/Brian Parkhouse 118. Class ½-1600 -Eric Allen/ Adam Pfankuch 158 -·David Hendrickson/Cameron Steele 133 -James Golden 132. ProT--ruck -Steve Barlow/Steve Olliges 113 -Alan Pfleuger 110. Class 3 -Donald Moss 120. Class 5 -Joe Heger 107 -George See-ley Jr 104. Class 5-1600 -Brent Shermak 126 -Jason Lakin/Todd Cun-ningham 111. Class 7 -Dan Chamlee 101 -Craig Turner 89. Class 7S -Cody Swaney 107 -Bob Land 104. Class 8 -Robby Fallers 83 -Nick Vanderwey 81. Class 9 -Arturo Velazco 76 -Ken. Tapert 65. Class 10 -Eli Yee 154 -Steve Myers/George Erl 132 -Martin Christensen .126. SCORE LITE Brian/Kurt Ickier 139 -Vic Bruckmann/Matt Major 113 -Tom Ridings 112. Class 11 -Fernando Flores 114. Stock Full John Grif-fin 114. Class 22 -Steve Hengeveld/Johnny Campbell 58 -ndy Grider/ Quinn Cody 52 -Christopher Blais 48. Class 21 -Eddie Zeller/Greg Fountain 55. Class 30 -Ricardo Malo/Greg Bringle 56. Class 40 -Jim O'N eal/Tim Withers 55. Class 25 -Joh~ Gregory/Doug Eichner 65 -Mike/Carmen Cafro 59.· Class 21 -Earl Thigpen 55. N EW DRIVER -Congratulations to Dale Ebberts on the birth o.f his second child, Ezra Tomas, into the drivers seat on March 21 , 2003. Little Ezra arrived just in time to see his daddy "go for it" as the current leader in poin.ts standings in both Best In The Deser and SCORE Class 1. This just might pique the interest of the now youngest of the Ebberts boys in racing! A GE ls No BARRIER -Clare Russ, who hails from Hesperia, CA may have become the oldest woman to win an off road race. Clare and he co-driver, Amber De Angelis overcame a first lap rollover and handed the f&L fuels car to Jimmy Delaney and Mike Shan-non, who brought the car to the victory. This is not Clare's first win, she won a sports car event in the fifties. She says thanks for a,_great team effort. D EZERT PEOPLE -Yes, the rumors are true! Almost two years after the release of Dezert People -The Movie, they are proud ·to announce their second release of the Dezert People Series. Dezert People -Second Lap will be having its world premiere party and United Prerunners meet'ing on June 15th at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA. For information on the event and to pre-order premier admission tickets or video/ticket packages go· to Hurry, seating is limited! . Dusty Times May 2003 Page 57

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111ore Classified ... FOR SALE: Great first car or pre-run-ner. Larry Ragland's Class 1 single seat 3.4 Porsche Ulland tranny, power steering, Fox and Bilstein shocks, lots of spare parts, tire and wheels. Every-thing to go racing. $14,000.00 OBO Rob (928) 636-0123. FOR SALE: Class 7S PreRunner-Fresh 210 HP 22R, 9 inch rear, Discs, YOO gauges, Flameout etc. $30,000.00 to build. Asking $10,000.00. (619) 469-0400. FOR SALE: Ford F-150 Pre Run-. ner, Race or Street legal, Chevy 450hp Mogi Turbo 400, C & D Fabworks. Chromoly chassis. Less than 100 miles on complete truck. Loaded with everything. Call for details. $109k. (619) 972-7209. FOR SALE: Class 7 Toyota, 3.4 cc 6 eye, approx travel front 17" rear 26", King Shocks front & rear, Ford 9" full floater, front 3" coilovers, rear 3 link swing arm coilovers both with hydraulic bump stops, 35" BFG Baja TA's 32 cell, PCI radio. $38,000.00 Call (626) 859-0929 . FOR SALE: Fabtech Toyota Short Course race truck. Glen Helen Short Course Champion & Over-all Points Champion. All 4130 chromoly, tig welded, 22r, Jerico trans, Goldstar Clutch, Ford 9", • 6:50 gears, spool, 40-spline axles, disc brakes, Nationals, custom race shocks w/ reservoirs, 300m torsion bars, Howe steering box & pump, Autometer, Goodyears, new paint & body. Great truck for Havasu, Estero Beach, SORR Series, VORRA short course racing, etc. $14,500.00 oho. Call Bob (909) 340-5697 for more info. FOR SALE: 1990 GMC Topkick Box truck/sleeper, 39,800 mi on total chassis reman 3116 Turbo Cat Allison 100 gal fuel. Stretched frame 5' sleeper 24' box, 16' fold-ing ramp rear gate, 4.5k gen, full belly boxes 40" side door. Much more $27,500.00 (815) 485-7223 IL Super hot 1976 Chevy Pre-Runner. Built by Wienermount and Porter. A-Arm front 19" travel, coilover, discs, Henry's ball joints-top and bottom, rear 4 link 23" travel, Summers Bros, 35 spline spool 9", Steve Culhane turbo 400 trans, fresh Shaver motor 350 c.i. 475 HP on Dyno. 3 2 gallon fuel cell, Ron Davis radiator, Pioneer stereo, Autometer, Race Radio, 35" Good-years, lights, skid plates, street regis-tered, 4 corner fiberglass, alumi-num dash. Very solid truck. $22,500.00 Ref# 873. Call B:>ja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: JIM CO 2000 series, Class 1 single seat, FAT 3.2L Toyota V-6 w/Dose Fuel Injection, Fortin DON 5-speed, King custom bypass shocks, 934 CV's, CNC brakes. Proven competitive race car. Fully prepped and ready to win. $65,000.00 OBO Contact Ron at (602) 843-8223, (602) 757-1431 or email at TABROWN62@AOL.COM. FOR SALE: Raceco Class 10/12, · 2 seat, 2276 Type 1, Very fresh JG Trans, Summers Bros, Wright Combos, Howe power steering, Wright Rack, Bilsteins, 930 CV, Baja Blower, PCI, New Beadlocks on polished Centerlines,, New Yokoham~s, Beards, Fuel Safe, Runs perfect, $15,000.00 OBO (909) 279-8268 or cell (714) 322-9678. FOR SALE: Tractor Trailer For Sale: 1984 Kentucky Trailer with Air Bags, Aluminum Wheels, 48' Free standing awning, Kitchen/ Bath, 110 gal Fuel Tank, Water Tank, Stainless Steel Benches, Tool Box, Ramp Door, 1984Volvo Trac-tor, Aluminum wheels, side boxes, ' 400hp Cummings 13 Speed. $30,000.00 OBO (714) 633-3635 days. Dave. · FOR SALE: Class 1200 Ranger, Raced twice last year, taking first and a second. Esslinger Motor, Hoopers rear-end, Howe, Parker, Mastercraft, PCI, Hella, Simpson, new BFG's, Deaver & Eibach Springs, Camburg Susp. Fox by-pass. Reliable and affordable rac-ing. Street legal. All equipment, parts included. $7,000.00 Call John (661) 917-6616. FOR SALE: Class 12 Raceco. SS. FAT Motor, Fortin, King Bypass with Coils, Foddrill Arms, CNC, 38 gal. Fuel Safe, BFG's on Centerlines, UMP Power Stee~ing, Parker Pumper, PCI, $20,000.00 OBO. ALSO Hallmark 24' enclosed trailer, Air, toilet, Spare Rack, $7,500.00. David (928) 220-2291 (928) 567-0347. FOR SALE: Ford F-150, 99-2000 Champ. Race Ready, SVO 351 Winser. Art Carr Trans, Summer Bro 40 spline 9" rear end, 8 Kuster Shocks 2 per wheel, 8 Bead Lock Wheels, Wilwood Disc Brakes all around, Fuel Safe 20 gallon Cell, Torn. Lee Power Pump & gear box, All Fluids have coolers, Steel Braided Lines throughout, Vortex Magneto lgni-tio n. Many Spare Parts. $15,000.00 Call (920) 336-7765. FOR SALE: Class 10 Jirnco 2000, Single Seat. No expense spared on this car. Professionally main-tained and has never failed to fin-ish a race. This car is "dialed in" and one of the BEST HAN-DLING cars out there. You can go out and WIN with this car (MOR Class Champion 4 years in a row). FAT 1650cc 4AG Toyota motor, Fortin 5 speed DNG transaxle, King Shocks, "gun drilled" cv axles, solid aluminum billet front spindles, 934cv's, CNC front hubs, Fortin rear hubs and p/s rack. $59,000.00 (2 seater also available). Cars lo-cated in Las Vegas. Em.ail: or call Whit at (502) 551-2013. FOR SALE: 1990 Chevy Stepside. PreRunner Ford 1 Beam Front End, · 19" travel professionally in-stalled. Dual Bilstein Fat bodv rac-ing shocks, National Springs, locker rear end with shock hoop. New 35" mud terrains, Master-craft, CD, Air, spare Ford 9". $8,500.00 (619) 466-5600. FOR SALE: Jimco Class 10, FAT Toyota, Fortin trans, 934 CV's, King Shocks, Pro 10 LLC Champion, Many wins and Championships. Best 10 car out there, Lots of spares. 60K obo. Call Steve Melton (602) 206-7830 or (623) 386-3449. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Mirage 97-98 MDR Champ. Winner of 3 MDR races in 2002. FOX, UMP, JAMAR, Fortin shifter, Kartek Drums, Charlyn P/S. Complete car or rolling no motor, no trans. Some spares also. $18,000.00 com-plete OBO, $11,000.00 rolling OBO. Jimmy (661) 264-0448, cell 661 492-4954. FOR SALE: 2000 Linked F-150, tubed rear frame, dual spares, cus-tom front coil-over susp. 6 Brand new 37" BFG Bajas and 17" APP's & much more. Featured in May issue of Off Road Mag. Suspen-sion is dialed. Must see to appreci-ate. Super Clean. Serious calls only please. $44,000.00. (909) 578-5199. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUGlil : DUSTY TIMES.1111111 : Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Enclosed is$ _____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) Name _____________________________ _ Address-----------------~-------------Phone City ____ _ Please run ad times Mail to: DUSTYTIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 Classified Ad Deadlines 2003 ISSUE DEADLINE June May 16, 03 July Jun 13, 03 August Jul.--11, 03 September Aug 15, 03 October Sep 12, 03 Nov~mber Oct 10, 03 December January February Nov 7, 03 Dec 5, 03 Jan 9, 04 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • State ---~-------Zip_________________ .. ___________ • ····~······················································································· ~age ss May 2003 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Turn key Super 1600-Two bodies: Two trans-missions: Two complete long block, dry sump VW engines; one twin cam 4-valve; the other 2-valve cross flow head. Zero hours on both engines. Four mounted tires; new BFG un-mounted tires. Lots of spare parts, too many to list. $15,000.00 US, OBO. Call Bill for details at (905) 877-3716. 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 out FOR SALE: Mirage 2 seat 12 car. New motor 1835, New Bus trans, New Front beam, New Rear clip, New Fox Shocks, Very close to being done. Great Price, Must See. $17,000.00. Call Steve (805) 522-1952. FOR SALE: 98 Mirage Class 1 single seat, Mid Engine, 2 complete Toyota V-6 Fuel in-jected motors, 2 Jerico 4 speed trans, 2 Fields differ-entials, spare parts and tires. Best of everything, profes-sionally maintained, $55,000.00 OBO. Brian (562) 619-9686. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Jimco single seat Class 12 or 10, Complete rebuild by Pen-hall Fab in Sept 2002. Cost over $30,000.00. New everything, Fox coil and bypass each corner. Men-deola 5 sp, BFGoodrich, Bead-locks. Howe Steering, PCI Radio, spares, Trailer, New Plenum motor. Brian (909) 721-1349. $30,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE:'74 Pre Runner, 4130 Gemco Chassis, 3x3 Gemco Arms, Fox shocks, Beard Seats, 25 gal fuel, Right Beam Spindels & training arm, Right RP, Gear One Discs, Johnsons 2020 motor, Show con-dition. Hardley used. Must see. Call for details $26,000.00 AL (619) 445-3753. Dusty Times C/assi.ied Pages -Mere Your Ad Reaches The Readership You-re Looking For FOR SALE: 98 Jimco look-a-like. 2 seat 1600, Fox Shox, Howe steer-ing, CNC, PCI Radio & Intercom, Diablo rack, power box motor & trans, Centerlines, Compufire ign. 930 CV's, Bus drums, 300m tor-sions, Fodrill arms, Many wins and finishes. 6th place Pro 1600 series. $18,000.00 ready to race Call Mike 1 (760) 434-7986. FOR SALE: Class 10 Single Seat A-Arm. Car Powered by Suzuki. GSXR 1100 130 H.P. 11,700 RPM, 110 + MPH. Weighs 1,100 lbs. 103" wheel base, 81" wide 20" rear travel, 17" front travel. All Chrome alloy 300m Axles. Fox Shocks & Much more. Super fast, great for play, race or PreRun. $16,000.00 OBO, with trailer. (909) 789-2683. For Sale: 2003 4 seat A-Arm PreRunner Howl Rack, Power steering, 5 sp Mendeola 934 CVs Chevy 4.3, V 6 Fuel injected. The best money can buy. $55,000.00 (520) 400-6668. 749-5446 FOR SALE: 1981 Chev Box Truck 22' V8, Honda water cooled gen-erator 120-220 4 sp Trans, 2 sp rear, loading ramps, storage, work bench, rear roll up door, lift gate, dual gas tanks, race radio, air com-pressor, good condition. $9,000.00. (760) 940-6056. FOR SALE: Suspensions Unlimited 2 Seat 12/10 car, Fodrill 4" front arm 3" off set combo's, 4WDB, Power Rack, fresh Mendeola MD4, New CV's and Axles, 32 Fuel Cell, ProWired, Flameout Summers Outboard Hubs, Bonner Hawk 1835 Ultra's-BFG, More $27,500 OBO (702) 897-6251 or (702) 604-1139. May 2003 FOR SALE: Class 5 Unlim-ited. SCORE San Felipe win-ner 2002 & 2003. Only takes $40,000.00 to be a winner. Call Dave for all the details @ (949) 642-5158 days. b.Jv1PLOYtv16-NT FULL TIME POSITIONS. Off road Chassis Mfg., xlnt benefits. Fax resume to Alumi Craft Inc. (619) 596-2742. Welder/Fabrica-tor-exper'd MIG/TIO Prep/ As-semble off road chassis. FOR SALE: MUST SELL Lexus V8 by FAT Performance. 4100cc, 12: 1 Compression. Weber Carbs. Dyno Only, NEVER Installed. Over 420HP $30,000.00 new. Make Offer. (602) 791-8307 or FOR SALE: Groff Motorsports Class 1 Toyota Camry V6 3.2L MoTeC M48 Multiport Fuel In-jected Race Engine. FAT Prepared, complete re-build before the Baja 1000, (incls Mgmt. Sys. & Harness) A Carbureted version of this en-gine has won the last 3 races. $22,500.00 (818) 349-5861. INDb.X TO AD\/b.Q Tl6b.Q6 Best In The Desert ............................... 27 C&R Racing .......................................... 36 Camburg Engineering ........................... 42 Chihuahua Off Road 100 ..................... 39 Coast Resorts ......................................... 9 Crandon ................................................ 35 Dezert People ....................................... 3 5 Fabtech ................................................ 45 FRT Motorsports .................................. 2 9 Fuel Safe .............................................. 41 Hardin ··········································~······ 11 ISCO ..................................................... 42 Johnson, Troy, Fabrication .................. 5 9 Kar Tek Off Road ........................... 34, 37 Kawaguchi Honda ................................ 13 KC Hilites .............................................. 4 King Shock Tech .................................. 23 Light Force Engineering ....................... 32 McKenzie Performance Products ......... 16 Mickey Thompson Tires ··········:············ 40 Mojave Desert Racing .......................... 33 Mojave Off Road Enterprises ............... 25 MSD Ignition ........................................ 19 Nevada Off Road Buggy ........................ 49 OFM ..................................................... 43 Pacific Customs ................................... 15 Parker Pumper ..................................... 43 Parker Pumper/Competition Air ........... 2 0 Parker Pumper/Eibach Springs ............ 39 PCI Race Radios ...................................... 5 Pike's Service Center ........................... 49 Pro Truck Racing Org ............................ 21 Race Prep Services ............................... 44 Race Ready Products ............................ 45 Racer X Motorsports ............................ 12 Rancho Performance ............................ 46 Redline Performance, Inc ..................... 22 Ronco Plastics ..................................... 28 Sakata .................................................. 41 Skyjacker Suspensions ........................ 17 SMD Motorsports ................................ 50 SNORE .................................................. 31 Stolen Truck, Gay Smith ..................... 50 Sway-A-Way ......................................... 30 T earn Gordon Race Wheels .................. 14 Transaxle Engineering, Inc .................. 40 Tri-Mil .................................................. 46 Valley Performance .............................. 44 Vildasola ............................................... 60 Web Cam .............................................. 38 Wide Open Baja ...................................... 2 . osil!Yt iocllng 1yst(llff !kt to r.mova Olll r.fll- • ds. 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. mexicana logistics Aaron Berick Ana Beatriz Honold Andrea Honold Alberto Acosta Alberto Barajas Alberto Medina -Alberto Valdez Alejandro Poso Alex Zozaya Alfredo Verdugo Angie Carmona Arturo Durazo Benjamin Garcia Bernardo Delgado March 15,2003. Overall Winners t9E E ;~~~---Vildosola,Ma~Cachren&Valdez Overall Winners & First Place Trophy Truck Vildosola Jr.&Honold Second Place Score Lites Thanks to our Pit Crew and Sponsors for your dedication and support in our Overall Victory. Betty Honold Ernesto Ng Jose Luis Robles Carlobeto Tavarez Felipe Paramo Jose Paramo Carlos Alvarez Fernanda Vildosola Juan Gabriel Carlos Bojorquez Fernanda Vildosola P. T. Juan Manuel Amezcua Carlos Paramo Fernando Hernandez Juan Pablo Vildosola Carlos Zozaya Francisco Armenta KenyLomeli Cesar Tapia Leth Gay/in Leonard Pipkin Chino Martinez Guillermo Ptacnik Leonardo Romero Clint Carnes Gustavo Pinuelas Leth Gay/in Curry Durazo Hernan Kin Uly Pfacnik Daniel Escobedo Hugo Santos Lonnie Woods Dennis Betscher Ivette Luna Loretta Pipkin Derek Kisler Jaime Estrella Luis Valdez Doug Halliday Jaime Tiscareno Lulu Valdez Elliot Ruiz Javier Martin Mario Zozaya Eric Muller Javier Saenz Mauricio Ibarra Jesus Medina Marco Tavarez Jesus Miranda Marcos Garmona Jesus Miranda Jr. Marcos Garcia Jesus Velez Mario Pina JoeyLevada Miguel Padilla Jorge Celaya Miguel Ramirez Jorge Delgado Miriam Durazo Jorge Ibarra Octavio Valle Jose Carlos OmarDipp Oscar Romero *":&, ~ KING Off-SOHO ftfic;nG ~ttor,.~ Aguila.-l>esferto Paco Gonzalez Patty Ampudia Paul Farley Ramiro Barajas Renato Villalpando Roberto Fimbres Roberto Romo Rodolfo While/my Rodrigo Ampudia Rogerio Ampudia Ruben Lara Salvador Perez Sam Chambers Santana Luna Sergio Damasceno Sergio Romo Stephen McNabb Steve Lewis Tania Tavarez Tavo Pinuelas Tom Farley Tuni Valdez Victor Honold Willie Valdez