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2003 Volume 20 Number 6 Dusty Times Magazine

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volume 20 • Number 6 • June 2003 $2.SO ISSN87S0-1732 covering the world of competition in the dirt •.•

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KCHiLiTES For the 2003 racing season, KC contingency awards are available in the following sanctioning organizations' events: Best In The Desert, CORR, SCORE and SNORE Class Win Running KC HID Lights: $400 in Product or $200 Cash Class Win Running KC Halogen Lights: $200 in Product or $100 Cash ORBA MEMBER KC is a RCAA Sponsor. Contingency program available. ,. Increased contingency award for SCCA Rally events. See or for more info. Check out for KC HID systems for ATVs

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,....-.-.__._.,,,. ...... .__ •--r . ., VQlume 20 -Number 6 June 2003 DIGlil • li1UIOG {JI'"" alifornia 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 • ally fl ~erie·""""""s =" Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Sub-scription rates on request .. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped . envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTYTIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hill-. side Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, 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. POS1MASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. · CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. snaps~ot of the Month ... -Scot Jones and John Holmes plow_ through the silt on their way. to the win in the 5-1600 Class in the 1982 Pernod SCORE San Felipe 250. They beat out 24 other 5-1600 competitors. Trackside Photo submitted by John Holmes DUSTY TIMES will feamre picmres 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. ff you wish the photo remrned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. .In This Issue ... FEATURES BITD Terrible's Town 250 by Judy Smith .......... , .... _. ................................................. 8 33,d Propecia Rally New Zealand by Martin Holmes ............................................. 16 Mojave Desert Racing Mojave 250 by Tony Te!!ier ........................................... 18 Hi-Desert Charities Poker Run by Wayne Nosa!a ................................................ 26 SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400 by John Calvin ................................... : ....................... 28 VORRA Spring Fling by Bubba Ray Boudreaux ................................................... 35 CODE Grupo Tersa BFGoodrich 200 by Byrle Moore ....................................... 38 FRT 200 by Judy Smith ............................................................................... , ............ 4 2 Whiplash Gila Bend by Mike De! Cot. .................................................................. 46 Guam Smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith ................................................................... 52 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .......................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................................ 6 CORE Race Report b"J Wayne Nosa!a ................................................................... 49 FAIR News by Wes Wisdpm ..................................................................................... 49 Pro Truck Racing Series ...................................................................................... 50 CRS Rim Of The World by Branden Ushijima .................................................... 50 Good Smff Directory ........................................................................................ 55 Classified Ads ........................................................... , ................................. : ...... 62 Index To Advertisers .......................................................................................... 63 on The caver The brothers Weyhrich took home all the marbles at the Best.In The Desert's Terrib1e's Town 250, they took the overall win in their Jimco with Chevy power. Photo by Fidel Gonzales Trackside Photo Michael Gaughan Jr.·and driving buddy JC Dean put all the good things together at the SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400. They took the class 10 honors as well as the overall for a long overdue win. Photo by Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at c5u6scrihe <Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year □ 2 years □ 3 years .. $25.00 •. $40.00 -$55.00 (no credit cards please) □ NEW □ RENEWAL. Name-------------''-----------Address ________________ _ City State ____________ Zip _____ _ Primary· Interest Cars 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 Dusty Times June 2003 Page3

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2003 _Happenings ... Corona, CA Gabe Pari November 14, 2003 Tarline Clubrally (1) Monrovia, CA Pete Morris CI..AmTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 CODE ()FFRoAD. CODE Offroad USA P.O.Box 2328 AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 EMAIL: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED TRiALs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPJONSHu> SERIES BILL MARKUM , PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE -(714) 562-7742 E MAIL: <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AuroMOVILISMO SAM lAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR Arm42 SAN Jos~ DEL CAoo BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIDP DARRYL SMITH 19 SoMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AurocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 AU Races Are Night 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: June 26-29, 2003 Vegas To Reno August 22-24, 2003 Baja Mex 300 World Championship Baja California, MX December 5-7, 2003 Las Vegas 200 Las Vegas, NV BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENrfilu,RISES 341 W. 2575 NORTH SUNSET, UT 84015 (801) 773-1651/(801) 773-9319 Fax . July 4-5, 2003 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV September 5-6, 2003 Ely 200 El ,NV BRIGIITON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILJSTA]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST fa PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RAu,y SERIES SUE ROBINSON • DIRECTOR 845 SCHOOHOUSE ROAD RAMONA, CA 92065 (760) 788-3809 E-MAIL: BRAD Bou, SoPAc RALLY STEWARD (702) 303-5628 E-MAIL: Chris Burns (408) 394-4802 (Home) WEBSITE <> 2003 CRS RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP *Count in WSRCfor 2003 August 16, 2003* Dusty Times 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 November 15, 2003 Treeline Club Rally (*) Monrovia, CA Pete Morris December 12-14, 2003 Ramada Express Rally (2, 3, 1) Laughlin, NV Ray Hocker 2003 CRS llAu.YSPRJNT OiAMPIONSH/P Octoberµ, 2003 Santa Maria Rallysprint (1) Santa Maria, CA John Dillon October 25, 2003 Tombstone Paintball Rallysprint II (1) CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN V AU.EY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 . (802) 265-8618 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Coun(1 Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AuroMoVILISTICA SANQulNTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (0ll 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AuroMoVILISTico SAN VICENTE . SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (0ll 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CUJB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 Calexico, CA 92231-2328 USA Phone 760-455-8069 Mexico Phone/Fax 011-52686-553-4087 CODE Offroad Mexico Calle Bravo # 120B Zona Centro Mexicali, BC 2ll00 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 INTRODUCI.NG_ .,, ~ . : ... , .-P . , .• ·,. '.~~~~~--- ,fu , · ' .. , . .., 0YKENWOOD~~~lM 110 Walts of Power 1160 Channel Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven "-1 was in Ensenada, and niy crew in San Quintin could hear me 150 away! I need these in ALL of my trucks!" -""'-L""'-J'lft,f 12'Jf=L L/E:O~ PROTRUCK WINNER, 2802 TECATE/SC0RE BAJA 1000 ... The best communication we've in over 15 years of off road racing!" -~CIIEirE,....--OCl'IRr~ Remote Head opHon available. Call for details. 800.869.5636 562.427.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave. • Signal Hill, CA 90755 June 2003 Pages

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SCORE -SCORE's 30th anniversary year celebration continues in Mexico. Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico has been selected as the host city for two of the oldest and most famous desert races. It has been confirmed by SCORE that next months 3,-t, Tecate Baja 500 and the November season ending Baja 1000 will both start and finish in Ensenada. The 500 will be held May 30, June 1 and the infamous Baja 1000 will be held November 13 - 16. Sal Fish stated, " We (Ensenada) have witnessed some incredible history together and as SCORE celebrates its 30th anniversary, we know that this year in Ensenada we will add even more incredible memories to our legacy." Host to more SCORE races than any other city either side of the border, SCORE has made Ensenada the desert racing capitol of the world. For the upcoming Baja 500, this will be the 30th time it has started in Ensenada and the 27th time it has finished in that city. It will be the 29th time the Baja 1000 has started there and the 17th time it has finished in Ensenada. Both races, which feature 24 Pro and 5 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATV's, will start adjacent to the Riviera del Pacifico Convention Center in downtown Ensenada and are scheduled to finish at the end of Avenida Ruiz on the outskirts of the northeast side of the third largest city in Baja, California. For more information contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818-225-8402 or visit the official website of the 2003 SCORE Desert Series at VILDOSOLA/MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FUND RAISER -Vildosola Racing put together a thrill of a lifetime package that was auctioned off at the National Multiple Sclerosis Fund Raiser for San Dfego County, earlier this year. The winning bid for the package went to John Jamieson of Chula Vista, CA. It. consists of two nights at the beautifol Hotel Corral and Marina Resort, dinner at the post Mango Mango Restaurant, and wearing apparel from the Papas & Beer Specialty Store. All are located in Ensenada, Baja, CA. Then comes the big thrill. Mr. Jamieson will be taken on the prerun by Gustavo Vildosola as the team makes ready for the SCORE Baja 500. While Jamieson's wife Suzana is lounging at the Marina, John will be enjoying every mile of the prerun. "I've always wanted to do this, but I've never had the chance. My uncle is a neurologist and I have been going to the MS Fund Rais~r auctions with my family ever since I was in college." Johns hobbies are mountain biking, flying and writing. Jamieson will also be taken for a demo ride in a Pro Truck by lronman Ivan Stewart at Plaster City West in Mid May. "I am so thrilled", Jamieson said, "to get to do all these things, take my wife for a great getaway, hang with a professional race team and get to meet and ride with the Ironman. All the money I spent goes to a wonder(ul cause." 0 FF ROAD MoTORSPORTS· HALL OF FAME -After more than a year of preparation the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame will begin construction in Reno, Nevada. The display will be housed in the world renowned National Auto Museum (The Harrah Collection) at the corner of Lake and Mill Streets in downtown Reno. Rod Hall and George Thompson would like to invite the participants of Best In The Desert's TSCO Vegas To Reno event to join with them on Saturday, June 28, 2003 for the official ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to begin at 11am at the Natioml Auto Museum. Lake Street will be closed to traffic at this time and there will be a display of various types of off-road vehicles to add to the festive atmosphere of the opening ceremony. At 12 noon, following the ribbon· cutting ceremony, there will be a tour of the Gallery 4 building, which will house the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. The first stage of construction is scheduled to be finished by June, 2004, at which time the exhibit will open and the first group of nominees will be installed. The objectives of the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame are many, and include: To recognize and honor those individuals and organizations for their contributions to off-road tnotorsports. To educate visitors about efforts to protect the environment. To educate and inform visitors about the varied forms of off-road motorsports. To provide a history of the evolution of off-road vehicles, motorsports and accessory products. The museum is looking for a few race vehicles, motorcycles and quads in all classes to display along Lake Street during the ceremony. Anyone interested in participating should contact either Rod Hall or George Thompson at the addresses shown below. Rod Hall -Board Chairman Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, 775-742-1503. George Thompson -Board Secretary & Administrator, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, 805-642-8541. FINAL FLAG -We were saddened to hear of the passing of Jaime Martinez, long time mechanic and racer. Bill Sanders, who was well acquainted with Jaime over the years put together this tribute to Jaime. "Jaime Martinez, a long time employee of Bill Stroppe and Sons passed away March 30, 2003° in Long Beach, California. Jaime was well known in off road racing, especially in the early days, from the first Mexican 1000 by NORRA in 1967, through the 1970's and 1980's. Jaime was a primo mechanic and worked on the "Big Oly" Bronco driven by Parnelli Jones, with co-driver Bill Stroppe. Jaime was a fixture at all the races, with a big grin and a joke for ev~ryone. He also worked on the Bronco of Rod Hall and later the Dodge pickup that Rodney drove. Jaime was also co-piloto and mechanic for Gail Pike in his Stroppe Bronco and later his Dodge pickup. Jaime was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1936 and came to the USA in 1956. He wenrto work for Bill Stroppe shortly after he arrived in Los Angeles. Several years ago he left Stroppe and went to work for Jack Roush in Long Beach. At Jaime's funeral, his son read a nice personal letter of commendation from Roush. The funeral was attended by several off road race community members, including this writer. Also attending were Parnelli Jones, Willie Stroppe, Gale Pike and Page& CODE/Record Race Ready 200 Mexicali to San Felipe B.C.,MX CowRADoHnL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 CoLORAOO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING 192 N. STATE ROAD, SUITE 267 A\.ON, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 June 7-8, 2003 Pro & Sportsman &ms Antigo, WI June 21-22, 2003 Pro & Sportsman &ms Crandon, WI July 12-13, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Smes Bark River, Ml August9-10, 2003 Pro & Sportsman &ms Bark River, Ml August 30-31, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Spies Crandon, WI Septembr 13-14, 2003 Pro Smes On!:, New Berlin, NY CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Exr 42 FAX (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AvE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 -(AU events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count) ORV Park, Ol:,mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 loNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 l>EcA.rua FoUR WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 October 25-26, 2003 _l!aja In Havasu me Havasu, AZ EAsn:RN OFP-RoAD RACING ASSN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.NsmADA B,vA OFP RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 ELISIO 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorc,cles Esn:ao BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CoURS6 JlACING . VICTORIA GALINOO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S AssN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Maz, Nov at Da11id.son Raceway FRT MOTORSPORTS 250 KENNEDY, #2 CHULA VISTA, CA 91911 (619) 427-5759 E-MAIL: Buggies & Truck5 August 15-16, 2003 The Lazo de Amistad June 2003 Tecate, B.C., MX . October 17-19, 2003 Superstition 250 XX Plaster City East December 30-31, 2003 TI1e Dash Plaster City West GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAi) JlACJNG AssOCIATION 4 20 HOSEA ROAD LAwRENCEYILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREA. T Pu.NEs OFF ROAD llACING Assoc/AT/ON PAUL HUFFMAN (402) 296-4349 JESS URWIN (402) 944-2193 AU races are slwrt °"\ne, stadium scyk. Classes • Sportsman Buggy, 1/2/5-1600, Sport Truck and Quads. Nebraska Racewa:, Paik is just minutes west of0maha,N£ <www> lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36. CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (AU events staged at the club grounds in Ckt!es. Ohio) INTERNATIONAL . ICE RACING AssOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDOOR (612) 937-3816/FAX 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED JlACJNG FOR STREET LEGAL jEEP CHEROKEES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 <> E-MAIL: KAMI.oops BRONCO BUSTERS WmsPERING PINES SPORTS & REcREATION CENTER P.O. Box 465 l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. CRAIG BYERS (250) 376-8466 June 15, 2003 Septemberl4,2003 October 51 2003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFPR.oADEXPo (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IMARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAlumA OFF RoAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUIIDERS DUNE BUGGY TRADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF RoAD · CHAMPIONSlDPS . M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. . 15529 JONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots on!:, MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 23 5-65 28 E-MAIL: <> June 1, 2003 Short Course Charleston, IL June 21, 2003 Short Course Berryville, IL July 5, 2003 Short Course TBA July 26, 2003 Short Course TBA August 23, 2003 Short Course Bedford, 1N September 27, 2003 Short Course Charleston, IL September 27, 2003 Short Course Casey, IL September28,2003 200km Enduro Casey, IL MOJAVE DESERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 (626) 442-9320/(626) 579-6051 FAX E-MAIL: June 28, 2003 Kartek400 Lucerne Valley, Ca August 9, 2003 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September27,2003 Lucerne 300 Lucerne Valley, CA November 22, 2003 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. IIIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP 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 Lucerne, CA MSBA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AsSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE OR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoToWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES BILLMARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All e11ents at Perri.s Racewa:, (At Reed Valle:, with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l - Box 380 OAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRuc'K AssN. BUTCH CHAPIN MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa:,, on route 518, 20 minutes SWo/Li.sbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valle:,) June 15, 2003 Timnder Valley Raceway August 24, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway September 14, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway October 12, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RAcINGASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 OFF RoAD EXPO 2003 (626) 599-8622 October 4-5, 2003 Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA · ()pp ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION ' VOLUNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE Dusty Times

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1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. - 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS · (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-1035 OuTI.AwREP. DoNPoNDER (314) 631-8190 (All at "Xlneeling in the Counry 900 Acre.I) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN H1us ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 AU races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz. Ohio . ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTIAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/FAX: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PlKEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoWRADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 . PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NY (856) 875-7591 Trucks-Buggies-Quads May 31-June 1,2003, July 12-13, 2003 Novemberl-2,2003 Southwich. AM September 7, 2003 October 26, 2003 Monster Truck Show August 9-10, 2003 York,PA PRoTRuCK RACING SERIES 9409 ABRAHAM WAY SANTEE, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/FAX: (619) 449-6470 May 30-June 1, 2003 Baja 500 SCORE June 26-29, 2003. Vegas To Reno BITD July 10-13, 2003 Henderson's Terrible 250 SCORE August 29-31, 2003. Crandon World Championships PRO September 12-14, 2003 Primm 300 SCORE September 26-28, 2003 Baja Mex 300 BITD October 11-12, 2003 Phoenix PRO November 13-16, 2003 Baja 1000 SCORE December 5-7, 2003 Las Vegas 200 BITD PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box 50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 SAN DIEGO SHORT ·COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGO OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 RocK CRAWLERS AssoCIATION OF -AMERICA P.O . 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KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 Desert Tour Buggy & Truck Series August 30, 2003 - Snowflake 150 Heber,AZ September 27-28 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25, 2003 Vulture Mountain Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX Desert Challenge Bike & A TV June 1, 2003 Cinder Mountain 100 Flagstaff, AZ June 28-29, 2003 ALTO Pit Prescott, AZ July 27, 2003 Camp Wood 100 Prescott, AZ AugustJl,2003 Snowflake 150 Heber, AZ September 27-28, 2003 June 2003 Trail Notes ... Matt Pike. An interesting note for Dusty Times readers: the original Stroppe Bronco driven by Gale Pike and Jaime is on dispfay at Pike's Mobil Station in Baker, California on Interstate 15 between LA and Vegas. It has the original paint, with Jaime's name as co-driver. Jaime and Jean have probably already renewed acquaintances and are bench racing and arguing as usuaJ,,upstairs." Jaime will be sorely missed by all who knew him. (See Page 14) TECATE SCORE BAJA 500 -Mark Miller and Ryan Arciero have drawn the first starting position in the Baja 500 _in their Trophy-Truck and Adam Neuwirth, a Class 22 contender will be first off the Une on his HondaXR650R. It's the first time either of these teams have drawn the first start in a SCORE race. Over 250 entrants are expected to contend in the 35th annual race. 193 entries were in the drawing, including 12 each 750 horsepower TrophyTrucks, 31 Class 1 Unlimited cars., 23 Class Yz-1600 cars and 19 Class 10 cars. The oldest driver in the race, Corley McMillin will start. first in class 1, Corky is 74 years old! Dusty Times wishes all the entrants well, have a safe race and make sure there is a bit of fun in your racing. RM OF THE WORLD RALLY -The rain made the stages soft and muddy but couldn't dampen the spirits of the contestants. The ompetition was hot and heavy and when it all was over David Higgins and Daniel Barritt took the overall win in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Second in Open class was Mark Lovell and Steve Turvey in a Suhar~ WRX. Lauchlin ·o•sullivan and Christian Edstrom took third overall, third in Open class. Shane Mitchell and Paul Donnelly were the Group N winners in their Subaru WRX. The Production GT class went to Eric McCaire and Urmas Kask in their Audi TT. The Group 2 win went to Scott Fuller and Jeff Call, driving a VW Golf Gti. The Group 5 winner was the team of Murat Okcuoglu and Hakan Ockuoglu in their 1987 Mitsubishi Starion.The Production winner was Trevor Donison and David Weiman in a new Acura RSX Type S: Read all about it in the next issue of Dusty Times. PROTRUCK TELEVISION -If you're a Pro Truck fan, you can see all the action on the Outdoor Life Network. The Laughlin Challenge airs on June 9"', the Parker 425 will be broadcast on June 6 and 16'\ the Terril?le's Town 250 air on June 2, June 12th and June 13th and the Baja 500 wiH be shown on June 19, June 20, June 23 and June 26. Check your· local listing for show times. MORE T_RAIL NOTES on page 61 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25-26, 2003 Vulture Mountain 150 Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point To Point Rocky Point, MX Desert Mini & Peewee Tour May31,2003 Cinder Mountain 100 Flagstaff, AZ June 28-29, 2003 ALTO Pit Prescott, AZ July 26, 2003 Camp Wood 100 Prescott, AZ August 30, 2003 Snowflake 150 Heber,AZ September 27-28, 2003 PMP Gran Prix Pima Motorsports Park October 25, 2003 Vulture Mountain 150 Wickenburg, AZ December 5, 2003 Point T er Point Rocky Point, MX COP MotoXHolidayB/owout October 27, 2003 Canyon Noverqber 3, 2003 Canyon Novemberl0,2003 Canyon November 17, 2003 Canyon Fast Track Racing Sand Drags October 19-20, 2003 Canyon Raceway November 16-17, 2003 Canyon Raceway December 14-15, 2003 Canyon Raceway Pima Motorsports Park Moto X November9-10, 2003 PMP Park November 23-24, 2003 PMPPark December 14-15, 2003 PMPPark WISCONSIN MoTORSPORTS SHow (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF RoAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-?208 BAJA 0FF1CE: 011-526-6225 zr. PROMOTIONS RENE MONTANO P.O. Box 2122 CALEXICO, CA 92231 July 5,2003 ZR Night Race September 6, 2003 ZR Gran Prix November 30, 2003 Gran Prix de Campiones 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 , Attention Race&Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailiing list. Don't call, but mail your 2003 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mai!'your race or rally schedule to: . DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 -4404. Page 7

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BITD TERRIBLE'S TOWN 250 weyhrichs Take overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Anthony Napoleon kept his Class 3100 (smal SUV) Bron::o II mo.ling stBcdly thfOUf/1 the tou,;j1 Nevada desert to take the win at the BITD Terriie's TCMfl 250. · Mark and Gary Weyhrich had everything going their way at the BITD.Terrible's Town 250, and the brothers drove their Chevrolet pow-ered Jimco to the overall victory, fi-nally taking home the $10,000 added purse put up by the Herbst family for the overall winner. A total of 86 cars and trucks came to the April event, many of them aiming directly at that big purse. The course, which started and finished in the parking lot of the Herbst's hotel and casino on the main street of Pahrump, was a single loop of about 262 miles. Essentially it was the same as in previous years, but this time it stopped short of the Beatty area, and instead took a few additional loops in the area just west of the mysterious Area 51. After that it crossed Highway 95, and after running a northward loop, turned south and headed home, all on the west of the highway. Down around Johnnie it became very rocky and difficult, and also very dusty. The final 40 miles or so made the differ-ence for quite a few racers. The Truck Trucks were lined up in front of the pack, and everyone started one-at-a-time, a minute apart. By the time they started the last of the cars and trucks the first finishers in the bike classes (who had started at about 6 a.m.) were going to come in for their finish line inter-view. Jeff Dickersa, ard Jirrmy Nuckles are a fien:e team, ard they showed it at PWl/U'TlfJ t,,,, winning the close Protn.d< race i1 their Ford. In the Trick Truck group it was tight at the first Check, just 62 miles along the way. Damen Jefferies had his Ford tied with Jason Baldwin in another ford, and they were only three minutes up on Gary Dircks, still another Ford, who was on the same minute as Chuck Harris, in Gary Vosburg's Ford. In fifth place, two minutes later, was Sean Cummins in a Chevy. Fifteen min-utes off the pace Tim and Ed Herbst's Ford had bent a driveshaft on a rock at Mile 20. And Kyle Tay-lor had cooked the transmission on his Ford and limped into a pit for a transmission replacement. Bucky Strunk, whose Chevy features a very wide front end, was having steering problems, breaking bolts on the · steering assembly repeatedly. Greg Adler, driving for the first time in Marty Coyne's· ex-Robby Gordon Ford, had driveline problems and Torrey Porter, in a Chevrolet that was out for only the second time, lost power steering and brake lines. Dale and Mike Dondel dido' t get to that checkpoint in their Chevy. At the second check, Mile 121, Dircks had the lead, but Jefferies was only a minute behind him. He was having flat tires. Harris ran third, about three minutes later. All these folks had been in a tight clump until about Mile 99 where something was amiss with the course workers. (Maybe a biker or quad racer had run down a turn sign.) At any rate, they went straight when they should .ldYI DaRaire is fairly new to off-road racing, but has developed winning ways. He wve tis Class 8000 Ford to the victo,y at the BITD Pahnmp race. have made a right turn. Any w}:io kep_t on going eventually got to a point that was Mile 145 on the course but they would have cut off a big loop and a checkpoint. Jeffer-ies' navigator, brother Casey, was watching his OPS closely and no-ticed the arrow slide off the course, so Jefferies got straightened out very quickly, and also got past some of the traffic that had been slowing him. By the time they reached Check C, at Mile 185, he was leading by about nine minutes, and Harris who later said he "lost the course a couple of times", ran second. In third it was Dircks, who had a couple of flat tires during the day, and in a dead heat for fifth it was Tim and Ed Herbst tied with Baldwin. Strunk was now picking up fresh bolts for his steer-ing at each pit, because he knew they'd break ~gain. Adler handed the truck over to Travis Coyne and they moved along steadily, and so did Taylor after his "awesome crew" had done a half hour tranny change. Darren Skilton was having a Darren Skilton day. Nothing is ever simple and straightforward with Skilton. Strange and complicated disasters happen to him. This time he had a flat and the jack broke, letting the car collapse onto the ground, burying the disabled jack. With no options, Skilton started walking forward along the course toward the next pit, which he knew to be about three miles ahead. Af-ter a while a buggy, which he took to be a Class 1000 car, stopped to see ifhe needed help. He said he needed a ride to the pit, so the driver told him to hop on. Darren climbed up onto the roof, flattened out on his belly and hung on to the front bars as the car hustled on down the course. He got to the pit in record time, but of course, once he got the jack he had to walk back to his trunk with it to get that tire changed. It cost him three·hours all told. Rob-ert Scarla, in a Ford was running at about the same level, after unknown troubles. By Check D, Mile 221, Jefferies had 12 minutes on Harris, who was having no problems. In third, just two minutes later, was Dircks, who had his parmer, Mark Porter, riding along. Baldwin was fourth and the Herbst brothers ran fifth a minute later. Cummins had handed over to Tim McDonnell, who hasn't raced in 10 years and was running in Class 10 at that time. Taylor, Strunk and Coyne were all still coming, and so was Skilton. Mark Dye had taken over for Porter, and their new truck was motoring along. Scarla didn't make it to Check D. Jefferies took the win, and was fourth overall, not happy about his flat tires. Harris finished 14 minutes later in second place, with Dircks third only a minute and 13 seconds behind him. In fourth it was the Herbst brothers who moved up as Baldwin ran out of brakes for the last few miles. He was fifth. Cummins and McDonnell were sixth; a couple of flats their only problem. In sev-enth it was Taylor, while Strunk, who'd been stuck in the silt to add to his problem, finished eighth. Adler and Coyne were ninth and Skilton managed to come in 10th, followed by Porter and Dye in 11th. The Class 1500 cars, unlimited buggies, started next, and there were 19 of them. Two of 'em were gone before the first check. Bob Lofton and Mike Julson in their J imco and the team of B.J. Richardson and John Gaughan in their Chevy Bund-erson. But the rest all got at least that far. At the first check there was a three-way tie between the Weyhrich's Chevy Jimco, the Ford powered Truggy of Troy Herbst, with Larry Roeseler at the wheel, and Dale Ebberts in his Toyota Jimco. Chuck Hovey was a minute behind them in his Y4 Jimco, and a minute behind him was another tie, this between Jeff Darland in his Jimco, Sam Berri in a Y4 Mirage and Ronny and Randy Wilson in their Y6 Jimco. At the second check the Weyh-rich car was tied with Hovey, and Darland was just four minutes back. Then came John Marking in his Chevy J imco. After him Jim Tucker had his Chevy Jimco tied with Ebberts, another two minutes back. Most of the class was running in a Jim Dizney drove his Honda Jirrco Gass 1 aXJ car to secord place, still wondering how he'd managed to get lost. Greg Foutz had to push han:f because the canpetition was in tis raar-lliew rrirror or ri[f1t next to nm all the ooy. Ultimately he tad< the Class 8100 (stock ftil size pickt.p) ~n in his Ford. . close group, but Herbst's Truggy had flattened two tires at Mile 108. Pat Dean, Chenowth, had been lost at Mile 99 and it cost him a half hour, while Buddy Feldkamp had early electrical problems with his Penhall Fabrications car. Ray Croll had three flat tires in his Chenowth. And in the next· section, Ebberts broke a lower control arm and rolled his car, landing on his wheels. But there were a lot of repairs to make. Continued on page 10 Page a -June 2003 o·usty Times

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• Miguel Alvarado had a pretty go<Xl cay 'Mth his Qass 7100 Jeep, and 'Mth Jim Bosman did all the driving in his Qass 8000 Ford pickup, and 'Mth an Jeff Darland and John Herder had a go<Xl day in their Qass 1500 (111limited orly a ca.pie of ffat tires, he ended the evening in secooo pace. almost trowle-free day, firished in secooo pace. buggy) Jimco, and 'Mth no problems at all, finished in third pace. AtCheckC, Mile 185, or 77 miles Jimco tied with Tucker's co-driver, Castro, Jr., were now dead last, flat 10 minutes before the finish and Malcolm Smith, hasn't driven a lot from the finish, the Weyhrichs still Richard Boyle. Tucker'd lost a little about an hour and a half behind had watched Berri go by. Brian in the past few years. He says, "It's led. Now they had just two minutes time with a flat and a bad jack. By the leaders, after making repairs to Parkhouse and Rick Wilson had a all the same, just a little faster." on Hovey, who was two minutes up now they'd lost Marking and his their car. lot of fun and no flat tires and Herbst and Roeselerwere 14th, and on Herder who'd taken over for Jimco, and Kevin Colan in a Chen-It was still at the fourth check-brought their V6 powered Jimco · Ebberts and Castro finished 15th, Darland. Kory Scheeler and Larry owth, neither of whom got to Check point, about 41 miles from the fin- back in seventh place, while broth-· the last in the class to come in, actu-Job Oob now at the wheel) had their C. Ebberts and his co-driver Ernie ish. The Weyhrichs had only two ers Ronny and Randy Wilson were ally only an hour and 37 minutes · minutes on Hovey, who was only two eighth in their V6 powered Jimco. behind the winning car. Some days, minutes up on Herder. They were Rick Romans, in a 2.8 liter VW some places, that would be good for all running just fine, having no prob- powered Jimco was ninth. He said second place. lems beyond the dust. Job was tied he'd had "trouble getting around the The Class 10 cars went next, with with Boyle another 13 minutes back. slow Trick Trucks." . just five starters. They all made it Then came Berri, who'd had a time- Michael and Kevin James, in a new through the first two checkpoints, consuming flat tire. Jimco, had something broken in the and at Mile 62 it was a tie between Things didn't change much in the suspension a1i.d had trouble keep- Lobsam Yee in his brother's Honda final miles. The Weyhrich team took ing the car on the road, but they ·powered Jimco and Jim Dizney in the win, reporting a good day, ex-finished 10th, followed in by Pat his own Honda Jimco. Frank Om-cept forthe dust. Hovey was second, Dean who'd lost time at Mile 99. boli was three minutes back in his five minutes later saying that the Steve and Ray Croll were 12th, re-Lothringer, followed by Tony course had suited his car well. In porting a stuck throttle in the late McLaren in a Toyota Penhall. He'd third it was Herder and Darland part of the day. And in 13th it was embarrassed himself by rolling his who reported a "fantastic" day and Bud Feldkamp, who'd taken over car in Pit 2 and requiring his crew, said they "could do it again." Scheel- for son, Buddy. He had his daugh- who'd already left, to come back and er and Job finished in fourth place, ter, Amy, riding with him. They'd help him. He said they weren't too doing the last bit with no brakes and been lost at Mile 99, but hadn't had happy about that. Steve Strobel, no power steering. Berri was fifth, serious problems. Feldkamp, Sr., apparently already having some Darnen Jefferies managed to avoid most of the problems along the way, and with his Ford followed in less than a minute later who was many times a winner in Baja problem with his Bunderson, ran · , he tod< the Trick Truck win. by Tucker and Boyle who'd had a and elsewhere while driving with about a half hour down to the lead Page 10 An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, Caesars & Bally's 0 0 ;lf @~tr Flamingo & The Strip 1-888-227-2279 The Place Las Vegans Call Homer,.. West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-402-6278 June 2003 Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages . West Tropicana & Arville 1-800-675-3267 Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages - ~ . ~rnmrnmrnIT ... • . Alta & Rampart 1-877-677-7111 Dusty Times

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Ga,y Dircks <id all the driving inns Ford Trick Tnd<, with partner Mark Fbrter Mike Fa/kosky had a graat race with Napoleon, but was edged out t,; a late Chad Hall played tag with Foutz all the way, but a late mechanical failure on his Hummer cost him time and he finished second in aass 8100 by three minutes. riding along. They had oo serious trr:xi:ie and finished the day in third place. flat tire on tis Explorer, and had to settle br second pace. cars. line next, with seven entries: six Fords Dickerson, and he had 15 minutes In the next section Dizneywasone and Rick Johnson's Toyota. David on Hogan. Reinertson, who felt the of those who became lost at Mile Hunt, one of the Fords, was out at course was "really rough", was four 99. Yee sailed on with no trouble, about Mlle 20 with a blown motor, minutes behind him in third, fol-and now he had 34 minutes on surely a disappointment after com- lowed by Johnson in the Toyota, Strobel who was second. Dizney was ing out from Colorado for the race. only three minutes further back. third three minures later, never en-But out in front was Jim Nuckles in Then it was Stiles, who later said he tirelysure where he'd lost the course, Jeff Dickerson's orange beauty lead- guessed he'd taken it "too easy" in or where he got back on it. In fourth ing by three minutes. Al Hogan was the early part of the race, but since it was McLaren, five minutes further tied with Johnson's Toyota for sec- they hadn't had a finish in a couple back. And now Omboli was fifth. ond, and John Becker ran fourth, of years, they were concentrating on He'd had a major c.v. problem. followed by Jim Stiles, finally all back getting to the checkered flag. Three of his boots had torn, so he'd together after his hard roll-over in Nuckles and Dickerson, who said regreased and taped them quickly, December. He said he planned to "every time we saw a rock we hit it", but at the next pit they'd stopped to "take it easy" and get a finish. In sixth took the win. Hogan was second only replace them. it was Rob Reinertson, who'd al-seven minutes later and Reinertson Eli Yee took over for his brother, ready had a flat. was four minutes behind him in and they continued to lead. At the Things looked the same at Check third while Johnson was five min-next Check they had a half hour on B, and it was Nuckles, Hogan, and utes behind him in fourth. Stiles was Strobel who still held second. Dizney Becker out front with only four or fifth. was six minutes further back, and five minutes separating each truck. The Class 8 trucks were next, then came McLaren, and Omboli. Then came Reinertson, Johnson and five trucks went off the line, but The Yee car never faltered, and and Stiles. Stiles had lost a little time only two got back. In fact, only two they still led by a half hour plus at with a bad flat. Things had got got to the first check. Ed Lazzari and Check D. Now it was Dizney in sec-wrapped around each other, and it his Chevy were gone early, and so ond as Strobel faded away and took a while to change the tire. was Keith Moore in his Chevy. And never got to the finish. McLaren was At Check C Hogan and Nuckles Ron W ilson and his Ford, all the third and Omboli and co-driver Jim were on the same minute, and were way from Oregon, also failed to get Cochran, who was in rhe car now, seven minutes in front of Becker the first 60 miles covered. were fourth. The Yees went on to who ran third. Then it was Reinert-That left John Dallaire in a Ford take the victory, the fourth for Eli son and Johnson, also on the same and Jim Bosman in another Ford this year, and Dizney, who did all minute, another seven minutes back. to chase each other. Dallaire led all the driving this time, finished in sec- Stiles still ran sixth. the way, and he did all the driving. ond place, still 34 minutes back. In There was a significant change at He had one flat near the third pit, third it was McLaren, and then Check D. Becker had lost his trans-Omboli and Cochran. mission and he didn't get there. Rd:J MacC:achren and Steve Olliges paired in their stock mni-truck Ford (Dass 7300) to take the victory, having a good time an the way. which was about 7 3 miles along the way, and then had no other trouble until his front brakes went away late in the day. Bosman also drove all the way, and he also had just one flat tire. He finished about 40 min-utes back, in second place. The next group ro start, Class 7200, had a similar entry. Cody Kruger, David Binns and Shawn Wanzek, all in fords, were out be-fore the first check, as was Clayton Sullivan in his Jeep. That left only three trucks still moving. Jason Jernigan had the early lead in his Ford, with just a minute on Hector Salazar in another Ford. And an-other minute back it was Jerry Pen-hall in still another Ford, in third place. The race was still close at the second check, but now Jernigan had six minutes on Penhall, who was six minutes up on Salazar. Salazar disappeared in the next section and Jernigan' s truck stalled Continued on page 12 The Protrucks went off the start Nuckles had given the truck ro TRANSAXLEENGINEERING, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year Larry Roese/er and Jerry Penhall teamed in a new Ford aass 7200 truck and with oo some 1-1 timi the took the class win. Man:; Stein and Macrae Glass piloted their Expedition to a 'Mn in the big SUV class (4100). This was Glass's first try at the big truck, and he erp/ed the drive. Dusty Times n ...... :tula6.ons Shirle er ensen SORR Safari Class TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763V.ARIELAVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 . June 2003 Page 11

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·•-. '! off the line, with seven entries. Only six of them made it through the first check, Randy Wilson of Oregon bowing out early in his Ford. Up in front it was Randy Merritt in a Ford on the same minute as Chad Hall and his Hummer. They had eight minutes on Greg Foutz in another Ford, and he was six minutes ahead of Mark Handley in a Ford he bought just before the San Felipe race. He didn't finish there, so he went to the MDR race next, and didn't finish there either. He had high hopes for his third entry. Malcolm V,njeand Jim Gilchrist have finally corrected theirdnf problem from last yaar, and /tis time it meant a in their Ford 7100 truck. with this was that his co-<lriver, l..a.rry Roeseler who'd been driving the Truggy, was working on it, trying to repair it so he could get to their driver change spot. No problem. They changed drivers at that point, Penhall taking over the repairs on the Truggy and Roeseler heading out into the desert in the small truck. Penhall thought that the chance to drive the Truggy for five miles once it was fixed, more than repaid him for having to make the on course repairs. Roeseler went into the lead in the little truck, and Jernigan, whose truck did one more mystery stall, held second. And that's the way they finished. Roeseler and Penhall were delighted to get the win, because the little truck is ai new one, and nothing went wrong at all. Jernigan was only three minutes behind them in second place. In the next section of the course Eric Henn and his patriotically col-ored Hummer disappeared and also Dave Morrison, in a Ford. Now there were just four left, and Mer-ritt had the lead by a minute, with Foutz second. for unknown reasons and he lost several minutes. Penhall, moving along steadily, came upon the Troy Herbst Truggy, broken down, a few miles before where he (Penhall) was to get out of his truck. The problem The Class 8100 trucks were next In the next section Merritt broke a spindle. 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At Check D Hall still led, with 12 minutes on Foutz, who'd had a couple of flats so far. Handley was an hour down still, in third, with Merritt coming along 40 minutes later in fourth. But then Hall broke a driver's side rear upper control arm just five miles before Johnnie (Pit 9). He was slowed to a crawl. Foutz, not knowing exactly what was going on, kept the pressure on. He led now, but broke a brake line and carried on with only one rear brake, then flattened a tire, and elected to just hang on and finish with the flat. It was close. He took the win by just three minutes, as the quick work in the Hummer pit had got Hall going again in record time. Hallo had a full hour on Handley, who was he said, now "hooked" on the sport. Merritt came along about· two hours later, in fourth place, the last full sized "stock" truck to make itin. The 7100 trucks were next to start, with four trucks taking the green flag. Kevin Davis got to Mile 18 in his Ford and sheared the sn1ds off the left rear. Once fixed he went on, but as Pit 2 they discovered a broken oil fitting that they couldn't fix and that was the end of his day. So far it hasn't been a great year for Davis, but he has high expectations that the new motor, expected shortly, will change things. Meanwhile, Malcolm Vinje put his ford into the lead, and he had 20 minutes by Check A. Second place belonged to Miguel Alvarado in his Jeep, and third was in the hands of Tim Braden and Mitch Griffin in their Ford. They were about 20 minutes down already. At Check B Vinje had 23 min-utes on Alvarado, and Braden and Griffin were still about 22 minutes down. Then they didn't make it to the next checkpoint. Vinje went on in front, and he handed the truck to Jim Gilchrist for the second half of the trip. Nei-ther had any problems at all, and they finished the day in first place. Champagne once again flowed at the finish line. It's an old Vinje tra-dition, and it was nice to see it hap-pening again. Alvarado, who had only a couple of flat tires during his day, was second, less than an hour down. The big SUVs, Class 4100, went off the line next. There were eight starters. Unfortunately, Dale Chest-nut in his Ford and the Pike family, Noah, Matt and Gale, in another ford, were both out before Check A. With only six trucks' left running, Marc Stein went into the lead in his Expedition. Rod Hall was second, about two minutes later, in his Hum-mer, and two minutes behind him came Mike McComas in another Expedition. John Sutherland ran fourth, about five minutes later and Ken and La.nee Leavitt were fifth. In sixth it was Tim l..a.wrence in his Ford Bronco, but he'd already lost a front brake line . In the next section the Sunderland Bronco lost a water line and before they knew it, cooked the Dusty Times

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Al Hogan did all the driving in his Ford Protruck, and with oo problems, not even any flat tires, he got to the finish line in second pla;e, orly seven minutes Jason Jemigan's Ford sfalled a couple of times, mysteriously, but KaS still Gluck Haote-f said the course was right for his car, a V4 powered Jirnco, and< enouif1 to firish the day only three minutes behind the winner of Oass . back. . motor. They were out for the day. Hall took over the lead, even though he' cl had a flat, but he had only two minutes on Stein. Now McComas was nine minutes back in third, and the Leavitts ran fourth. Lawrence was fifth, now having lost ~ rear brake line. · Hall hung on to his lead, and handed the Hummer over to son, Josh. They had 13.minutes when they got to Check C, and it was Stein's co-driver, Macrae Glass, in second. In third, McComas was about a half hour back, followed by Lawrence who was about three and a half hours down. He said they "waited for parts a lot." The Hummer broke an exhaust manifold, which let.carbon monox-ide ooze into the cab. The crew tried a patch and also removed the wind-shield to let fresh air in, but the break was in a place they couldn't get to, so they were seriously down on horsepower for the remainder of the trip. Glass and Stein moved back to the front and took the win, Dusty Times at the end of the day he was oo/y five minutes back, in serord pace. _7200~ -----~~--------------and McComas came up to finish a BITD official happened by, ·and problems at all. {It was a good thing. trouble.) They went on to take the second. The disappointed Halls were . he pulled them out: They made their They had a chase vehicle, a buggy victory. Webster got to within ten third,. about 25 minutes after the way back to the pit and had the new laden with spare parts, entered as a miles of the finish line and a front winning car. Lawrence was fourth, transmission in the truck in an hour. Sportsman, with Btuce Fraley driv-sprint broke. As the front end three hours later, and no one else But they were dead last. MacCach- ing, but it broke a torsion bar be- settled, the wheels decambered, got to the finish line. ren had gone into the lead, Webster fore Check Band wasn't going to. which was problem enough as it was, Class 7 300 (same as SCORE was second, even after rolling over, be available to help them if they had Continued on page 15 Stock Mini) went off the line next, and Baker ran third. It was still and they had five entries. Lance pretty close. Olliges had hopped out Magin was unable to get his Ford to of the truck at Mile 104 and the plan the first check, but all the others was for him to get into the driver's made it.Aaron.Dixon had the lead seat at Pit 8. at Check A, with two minutes on MacCachren continued to lead, John Baker in another Ford. Then and at Check C (Mile 185) he had it was Rob MacCachren in still an-almost 4 5 minutes on Webster, otherford,andwithco-driverSteve who was 55 minutes ahead of Olliges riding, about two minutes Baker, and then Dixon was about further back, and followed by John two and a half hours further back. Webster, a minute behind him. A The close race had really stretched very close race was developing. · out. In the next section Dixon lost his Olliges got in to drive at Mile transmission. He was just out of Pit 209, and he held the lead through 4 a:nd decided to back up to the pit, Check D. He was 40 minutes ahead But, because he couldn't see well out of Webster now. Baker was an-of the rear window, he got into some other hour back and Dixon was soft stuff and got stuck. There they running well, but another two sat, stuck, only 100 yards from the .hours down. pit, for an hour and a ~alf. Finally, Oiliges and MacCachren had no June 2003 Marie and Ga!y Weyhrich ran hard in their Glevy JifTKX), stayed out of troti:Jle and took the overall victory at the BfTD Tenil:ie's Town 250. Page 13

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OHx:k Hanis d,o.,,e Gary Wls.txJ,g's Ford Trick Truck al 1he Kay, cM"ld he must Kory Scheeler ard Lany Job teamed up in their Jimco lo take fourth pla;e in J<XJn Webster rolled his Ford early in 1he day, then broke a front spring as he have been oo the grouoo most of 1he time, because he firished secm::f. Class 1500. The/ finished 1he d3y 'Mlh no brakes ard no po.ver steering. neared 1he finish line, but he still managed a fine secmd pla;e in Class 73(X) but then the front fender was rest-hind him came John Holmes in race, in view of one another. Dou- fourth place and Holmes, still mess- throes of preparing for their very ing on the right side tire and wear-another Ford. Mike Falkosky was glas was third, and he'd had prob-ingwith holes in his brake lines and long and tough Vegas to Reno event, ing a groove in it. The smell of hot fifth in his Explorer, four minutes lems with a rear A-arm that tore still putting fluid in the axle hous-on June 26. After that they go south rubber was very apparent at the fin- later. up a shock. He'd lost over an hour. ing, finished fifth, another 27 min- to Mexico for the Baja Mex 300 near ish line, and BFG tire person Jeff Douglas took over the lead in Crouch was fourth and Holmes was utes later. He was the last official Estero Beach, and then they'll fin-Cummings was very nervous about the next section, and now had 16 fifth, very late. finisher. ish the year with the Las Vegas 300 the condition of that tire, which he minutes on Napoleon who'd moved Napoleon and Falkosky contin-The BITD is now deep in the on December 5th. · thought might decide to blow up up to second. Crouch dropped to ued their duel, and Napoleon held at any moment. He wouldn't stand third after being stuck in the silt, the lead by six minutes at Check·D. anywhere.near it. Webster took sec-and Falkosky came up to fourth, Then it was still Douglas in third, ond. while Holmes fell to fifth place. He but 50 minutes down, followed by Baker had a litany of problems, had a cracked axle housing that Crouch who was two hours further including a bent driveshaft, a bro-had to be welded. Kyle Taylor's crew behind. And in fifth-Holmes. ken radiator fan and a bent tire came back in to a pit to weld irfor Napoleon went on to take the . rod. He also reported no front c;oil them and get them going again. But win, reporting one flat, early in the spring for the final 30 miles, but he unknown to anyone, a little piece day. Falkosky had got in front of was in third place. Dixon, who had of hot metal had zipped over and him, but then he had a flat and a flat in addition to losing the melted a hole in the brake line. So Napoleon went on by .. Falkosky fin-transmission, was fourth, over three down the road a ways they were ished second, saying he'd enjoyed hours behind the winner. suddenly without brakes. They the racing with Napoleon. He was The small SUVs went off the crimped off the line and ran with only a little over two minutes be-line next, with five starters. Nicho- fronts only, but it still leaked some, hind him. Douglas was third, feel-las Crouch had his Ford in the lead and pretty soon they'd lost the ing chat his new Explorer was do-at Mile 61, but he had only a fronts also. It was a long day for ing great to finish so well the sec-minute on Scott Douglas in his new Holmes. ond time out. Crouch had no Explorer. Anthony Napoleon was At Check C Napoleon was in the brakes for the final 25 miles or s·o, third, ten minutes lacer in his lead and he had six mintues on Fal-and he ran out of gas. He was over Bronco II. and iust a minute be- koskv. Thev were havine: a verv close three hours behind Doue:las. in Eli ard Lobsam Yee teamed up in Eli's Honda Jimco, ard 'Mlh a clean nxi took 1he aass 1 o win. It~ Eli's fourth l'l-in of 2003. Rod Hall, Gale-1'.ilce, Jaime Martinez and ''Fingers'' Bill Sanders t waitin fj the 1979 Parlcer 400 to get under way.; Jaime ipged his earthly _bonds on March 30, 2003. I . . Page 14 June 2003 Dusty Times

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33RD PROPl;CIA RALLY NEW ·zEALAND Granholm Grabs The-Glory By·Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Marcus Gronholm/Timo Rautiainen drove their Peugeot 206 to a decisive win in New Zealand, over a minute in · hand at rafly's end. · Peugeot wins again! For the seventh time in the last ten world championship rallies, the reigning champion manufac-turer has scored maximum points and the champion driver, Marcus Gronholm has achieved his sixth outright win in the past 12 months. French built red colored cars have now won every world rally this year. Propecia Raiiy "f-.f'l was, how-ever, a dramatic event. Crashes were prolific, even among the top stars·and there was expen-sive trouble for Sainz, Makinen and others who drove too fast on the open roads. Ford's new Focus was lying second for over half the event before Martin retired with engine trouble. Gronholm's teammate, Richard Burns finished one minute be-hind the winner and jumped into a six point lead in the Driv-ers Championship while Peu-geot, for the first time this sea--son have moved into the lead of the Makes' series. Toshi Ari won the Group M category on the debut of the 2003 version Impreza, and, after two rallies, .thtr Pr9ton driver Karamjit Singh shares a three way lead in the PCWRC series. · The fourth round out of 14 in the FIA World Rally Cham-pionship doubled up as the sec-ond round in the Production Car WRC and was the 25th oc-casion New Zealand had hosted an FIA World Rally Champion-ship event. This was also the first time the event had been held at this time of year (early autumn in local terms) and the first time pre-event testing work in the country was forbidden by regulation. Although there had been recent rain, dry conditions were expected for the rally. This is the first event of the season to be categorized as a "smooth gravel" event, and is medium fast, and because of double uses of stages in the north, was likely to be faster than in recent years. There are two special character-istics of the roads, the heavy camber, which creates a bank-ing effect entering the corners (and quite the opposite on the exits) and the covering of stones on the surface, which clear away with passing cars. This is low-land territory, the highest stage on the rally was only about 700 feet above sea level. Like the Neste Rally Finland, it is a rally which can be faster in the damp than in the dry. Except for the Superspecial an·d the forest stages held on the third aftet-noon, the special stages were all run on closed public roads. No fewer than three manufacturers were running newly homolo-gated models (2003 Evolution Ford and Citroen World Rally car models and the latest ver-sion Subaru Impreza Group N) on this event. There was one Service Park -less this year, making two dur-ing the rally. This had been achieved by using stages in the Northland Region on both Fri-day and Saturday, with the cards being held in Pare Ferme at Paparoa overnight. The one sad consequence to this route the loss of the slower, but_ popular stages in the west coast, around Raglan. The third day of the r_ally was again mostly held in the Maramarua Forests·, 100km southeast of Auckland. There were two separate shake-down locations, but this year the world championship cars used the highly cambered sec-tion further north and. the PCWRC cars the section close to Helensville. By running two days in the Northland Region, it meant that the rally would be faster overall, and because the Friday stages were run twice on the same day,•it drd much to re--duce the unwelcome unfairness. for the top running crews. In addition to the regular six registered teams, this was the first entry. this season for Ralli-art Europe. They ran a single Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution car for Alister McRae, his first ap-pearance for them since the mountain bike accident, which forced his retirement from last year's SanRemo rally. There was a new rule for the first time on this event, it was no longer nec-essary. for all three team cars where three cars are in fact en-tered, to run in the latest speci-fication. This meant that Ford could debut their WC03 model and their guest driver could compete in an old WC02, of course, this meant bringing spare parts for two essentially different models of car. This was also a time for spe-cial anniversaries. Ten y~ars ago, on this event, Colin McRae won his first world championship rally and New Zealand '93 was also the first world rally win for Subaru. Peugeot was favored to win this event. Drivers in their current team ·had won the last three New Zealand rallies, while Ford were conscious not only ·of their WC03's newness but also that none of their three drivers had finished the event before, indeed, two had never even com-peted here previously. Shakedown was held in two different places at the same time. At the WRC session, Markko Martin was quickest in the new Ford while in the PCWRC Toshihiro Ari was quickest by almost three seconds. The big excitement was the fine imposed on Carlos Sainz for speeding, the total for his three offenses was $11,200 US$ which upset Carlos a whole lot. Leg 1 -Nine stages, gravel, 139kms. The rally cars had to leave Auckland from 0700 on the Friday and be driven 141kms to the service park at Paparoa, around which the Friday and Saturday stages were based. Ri-chard Burns horror of running first car on the road was eased by overnight rain which got heavier as the first three stages were tackled. Gronholm, run-. ning sixth on the road, had ideal conditions and immediately pulled into the lead in front of Martin, running fourth car .. All · three Citroens had severe vis-. ibility problems with windshield fogging. Armin Schwarz rolled his car heavily on a tight cor-ner. Adios. Petter Solberg was up to third while Makinen said his Subaru didn't feel right, Gardemeister's Skoda's wind-shield wipers were inoperative and Hirvonen's Ford's wipers were stuck. Valimaki emerged from his Hyundai soaking wet, "the defroste"r didn't work, I had to turn the heater up full to clear the windshield. It was like a sauna in there!" Francois Duval had hydrau-lic troubles but had to tackle -Stages 4 and 5 before the team Richard Burns and Robert Reid were second in New Zealand, their Peugeot 206 literally flying towards the finish.· Petter Solberg and Philip Mills avert a near tragedy in their Subaru lmpreza, they came in for a.nice third place finish. Page 16 June 2003 could sort out the problems. Solberg lost his brakes on the fifth stage, Hirvonen spun and twice stalled the engine while Warmbold had to drive stage 5 with only third and fourth gears. Gronholm was in com-plete control of the rally. After. five stages he was 21. 7 second ahead, by the end of the day his lead was 38.1 seconds. The last four stages of the day were sec-ond-used sections, and here Burns was able to start recover-ing lost ground, passing his teammate Rovanpera into fourth place by the evening. The weather had been mercurial all day and soon it started chang-ing even quicker. Colin McRae was. having a day he would hap-pily forget, and by evening he was out, having hit a berm and damaged the suspension too badly to carry on. Sainz wasn't much happier, everything they changed seemed to make the car worse, so for most of the day the best Citroen driver was Sebastian Loeb. Ford could not solve Duval's hydraulic prob-lems and sent him out again, hoping the problem would not surface again, but it did. ~First the gearshift failed, then the dif-ferentials, just like earlier." Makinen was also in gloom, "something is wrong, we don't know if the engine is losing power or it's in the traction." Solberg was still third behind Gronhol'm and Martin. Going very well was the private Peugeot of Manfred Stohl, ahead of the . two Skodas which were going well.and without troubles, but Valimaki, in the third Hyundai slid off the road, the second Ac-· cent to crash in the same day. In PCWRC Arai took an im-mediate lead in his new Japa-nese prepared lmpreza ahead of Possum Bourne in his NZ pre-pared new Impreza and Marcos Ligato's Mitsubishi. Ligato was anxious, his new engine did not arrive and he .was using the same engine-and transmission with which he won th·e recent Co-rona Rally in Mexico. Kulig was learning. how to get the most out of his Evo and was gradu-ally speeding up, while Al-Wa-haibi found his Evo was good on shorter stages but lost power on. the longer stages. McShea 's -car was jumping out of fourth gear and Roma had lost fourth gear altogether before Stage 1, Errani had rented a car and found a right hand drive car completely confused him. Bourne finally got ahead of Arai on Stage 4 but this was his last moment of j.oy because on Stage 5 his Subaru retired with engine failure. Al-Wahaibi found he had lost time on: the longer Stage 4 but went well on the shorter Stage 5. So now Arai led Ligato and Ferreyros wa~ third._ On the fi!)al group of four stages Blomqvist was . delayed when his hood flew open and smashed the wind-shield. Holowczyc was delayed by a broken throttle, while Sola drove three stages with his brake pads worn dQwn to the backing plates. Manfrinato stopped to change a tire, Al-Wahaibi was still suffering power loss on the long· stages. 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Toshihiro Arai and Tony Sircombe were the PCWRC winners in their Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet drove their Skoda Octavia to an Setting up for a left hander, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove good looking Subaru lmpreza WRX. · eighth place finish in New Zealand. their Citroen Xsara to a fourth place finish in New Zealand. Toni Gardemeister and Paavo Lukander were fifth overall in their Tommi Makinen and Kaj Lindstrom were seventh overall, shown Alister McRae and David Senior give their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo left Skoda Octavia, seen here at speed in New Zealand. here at speed in their Subaru lmpreza. rudder, they finished sixth overall. several times PCWRC drivers geots had been beaten. Auriol hitting a bridge and Roman had first and only _all dry day of the The remaining interest now cen-were able to match his time. was still unhappy with his car. his arrant ·gearbox repaired. event. There were six stages in tered on the PCWRC competitors. Leg 2 -Seven stages, gravel, Stage 13 brought drama for Blomqvist incurred a 30 second the day, two on traditional Arai remained untouchable while 150kms. Eighty cars had started the rally leader. Gronholm penalty for lateness leaving ser-closed public roads and four in Ligato managed to continue to the the event and only 63 were braked late for an "I" and vice when his suspension was the Maramarus Forest. The finish, worrying about his engine. ready to start the second leg. tipped the car on to the co-changed. There was a delay while Skodas were going well, Garde-Ferreyros was still suffering from The 59km stage, the opening driver's side. It took some time the Stewards decided what times meister was fifth on the first bad handling and was the first section of the day and the long-for the spectators to right the to allocate to PCWRC cars on stage and Auriol fifth on the driver to·be passed in a late event est stage in the championship car. This incident livened up the Stage 14, none of whom had second. After the first two charge by Rowe. Then Al-Wahaibi, would surely be the ultimate event, Gronholm's lead was now· completed the section. stages Gronholm was still one who was in third place, spun on test. The weather looked prom-only 26 seconds. Then, on Stage The leg ended with two laps minute, 13 seconds ahead of the second stage and dropped be-ising, but deceptive. Black 14, Martin retired with engine of the superspecial figure eight teammate Burns, and as the hind Rowe. He recovered from his clouds came out of a clear blue failure, having scored fastest stages at Manukau, where the rally drove toward the forests spin and regained third place af-sky and threatened anyone who time on the three previous stages heavens opet;1ed and drowned. the only close fight was for third ter Stage 20 where he remained to thought the day would be dry. and Gronholm's lead was back the course. Duval won the first place in the PCWRC, with the end of the rally. Sola made Stage 10 saw Gronholm lead al-to over a minute. Duval's hy-run but then his engine stopped Rowe, having now passed Al-best.time on the first two and last most double, with Martin being draulic problems seemed to be temporarily with electrical Wahaibi 2. 7 seconds in front. stages, Arai on the next two and slowed by a replay of the hy-over but the car was unstable problems on the second run Freddy Loix retired when he be-Al-Wahaibi on the fifth stage of draulic troubles which had de-on bumps and under braking. and Ferreyros dropped time came the third Hyundai to the day. Blomqvist had brake layed Duval on Friday. Martin Hirvonen arrived at the end of when he shd into a bridge and crash. Makinen was forging troubles, McShea punctured and kept second pace but was now Stage 14 with the right rear tire deranged his suspension. ahead, on Stage 17 he got ahead Singh suffered from the regula-over a minute behind and now worn through the canvas, 14kms Leg .3 -Six stages, gravel, of Duval into ninth and into tory limit on the number of tires only three seconds in front of from the finish of the stage. 113kms. The accidents on Sat-the manufacturers points zone, which could be used. At the end Burns. Brake troubles affected Gardemeister arrived with three urday had ruined the chances then when Loix crashed on of the event there was a three way many drivers, including Gron-punctured tires on the car, two even of those cars who were able Stage 18, he was up into eighth tie for the lead in the series be-hotm, Burns and Loeb and both of them completely destroyed. to carry on, Sainz was 23rd and into the driver's zone as tween Singh, Blomqvist and Subaru entries had troubles. Alister McRae arrived and had overall and the Junior World well. Loeb fell well behind Rowe, then Arai and Ligato. The Solberg dropped behind Burns the left front tire stripped off Champion Daniel Sola was Solberg when he had transmis-rally had finished but the Stew-when he had three EMI mousses its tread. Makinen reported he 52nd. For the first and only sion trouble but retained his .ards were still hard at work, dol-break up and a tread peel off. had two broken mousse inserts time the rally headed south. fourth place. Auriol had a bro-ing out fines for various infrac-Makinen discovered his engine and Solberg said he got into a There were early morning mists ken turbo hose but remained tions. All in all, it was an exttaor-w as fine but incurred a 10 s e C• ditch and needed spec tat o rw ";,h!,!i.:;;c!:h~t h;,!;e:;_;n~w:.:,a r!.;m~e~d~u!;p~to;...:t!h~e~.,::s:e:,v~e!,!n,:;;th~, !.!in!.!.fr!.:o~n~t~o,!.f,,;;M~a k!.!.!in!:e;.:n;!.·;__;d;!!!in!.:a!.!rl:y.!r!a!:ll;ly,;,.. ____ ..... -•. ~l:!11~ · ond lateness penalty at the early help to get going again. Burns r morning service. He discovered drove half of Stage 14 with no the handling was even worse brakes and Rovanpera crashed and lost more time with a spin. into trees 4kms from the end of It was Sainz' 41st birthday and Stage 14. Kuchar rolled and the he had caught up with Auriol, stage had to be closed. Some who had serious handling prob-cars were blocked by the acci-lems with his Skoda. Sainz tried dent, others were stopped at the to pass the Skoda but slid off end of Stage 13 and sent back the road into a field. Undam-to service park. aged, he could not get back up In PCWRC Arai made a fine on to the road so he drove time, half a minute ahead of his through a fence, tried one road nearest rival, Singh, and 20 sec• which led to a dead end. He onds ahead of Australian went back, found another road Crocker, who had been leading going in the opposite direction Group N, so the Japanese driver and this took him back to the was leading the group by over a stage, some 500 yards before quarter minute and the category where he went off. He had lost -by over a minute. Casualties on more than ·15 minutes but Stage 10 were Sola and agreed to carry on with some Holowczyc who went off the on-event testing. Stohl retired road and Aur, whose gearbox when he spun off the course. failed. Al Wahaibi's engine Martin's car was running well seemed to be getting better and and he made best time on the Ferreyros lost two minutes with next two stages, pulling a quar-a flat tire. His troubles let Al-ter minute clear of Burns, who Wahaibi up into third. Rowe was having brake troubles. It was had brake trouble, de Dominicis the first stages where the Peu-changed a broken wheel after Dusty Times 33rd Propecia Rally New Zealand 10/13 April 2003 Auckland (NZ) WC round 4 PCWRC round 2 WC points WR WD PC 1 (1) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Peuge12t206 286NNN75 (F) 3h.45m.21.2s. 10 10 2 (2) Richard BURNS/Robert Reid 952NVB75 (F) 3h.46m.29.9s. 8 8 GB Peugeot206 WRC WRC 3 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills SSOWRT (GB) 3h.47m.31 .0s. 6 6 N/GB Subaru lmpreza WRC 4 (18) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen Xsara WRC 30CSP92 (F) 3h.49m.36.6s. 5 5 ·5 (15) Tolli GARDEMEISTER/Paavo Lukander FIN Skoda Octavia WRC 2S5 1190 (CZ) 3h.53m.35.0s. 4 4 6 (32) Alister McRae/David Senior GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution WRC KP51 RWL (GB) 3h.54m.35.4s. - 3 7 (8) Tommi MAKINEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Subaru lmpreza WRC S80WRT (GB) 3h.55m.11.4s. 3 2 8 (14) Didier AURIOUDenis Giraudet F ·' Skoda Octavia WRC 2S51180 (CZ) 3h.55m.39.8s. 2 1 9 (5) Francois DUVAUStephane Prevot B Ford Focus RS WRC EJ02KMV (GB) 3h.56m.32.9s. 1 10 (6) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EX02OBB (GB) 3h.59m.03.5s. -11 (54) Toshihiro Arai/Tony Sircombe J/NZ Subaru lmpreza WRX PCWRC GMG300NO9070 (J) 4h.03m.30.3s.* -10 12 . 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MOJAVE DESERT RACING, INC. MOJAVE 250 Jergensen Handily creams Barstow Field By Tony Tellier Photos: Trackside Photo First Class 1, first overall was the Mike Smith built single seater of Todd Jergenson, stopping only for fuel, a very nice victory. The MDR Mojave 250 was a six lap knock-down, drag-out affair out 115 at the Barstow Otitlet Mall. There were 103 starters ... and only 52 finishers, which calculates to one tough event. Pros went six, or were supposed to; small cars five, and Sportsmen four. Todd Jergensen -Dunrite Race Prep -was the Class 1 and Man of the Meeting. The Overalling car is a Mike S1riith-built/ ex-Grabowski single seater in which Regie Dunlap had installed a Cadillac Northstar V8 that "runs awesome. Todd only.stopped for fuel and to check the car." They had tried some pre-race shock changes that "hurt the handling, slightly, he just couldn't catch the Ton Brant V8 Jimco ... until Richard Boyle crashed it." Third generation racer Harley Letner flew to Second OA in his beam "10" car -4:23:01. Tommy Koch and Rex Keeling car-ried the Checkers banner high with a close Class 1 second place, 4:23:02 to Todd's 4:21:42, and third OA (off-bv 00:00:01). A.J. DeNunzio debuted the long prom-ised center seat "7" Toyota to a non-surprising (to them) win. Clare "The Hare Bear" Ross won Class 1300 and the Billy Bunch bunch took the measure of a large field of JeepSpeeders. Race day dawned windy and very cold over the rough course - this was the third MDR race in a row over the same track and it was beat up, MORE also ran a few times on this course recently so it has seen better days -and the wind was re-ally blowing so there wasn't much dust to deal with ... good visibility upped everyone's speed. You didn't have to worry about dodging those rocks that punctuate the first miles. Example: Kyle Taylor's Trophy Truck got back to the Start/Finish line before they flagged off the final cars. Experienced MDR watchers thought that there were more bro-ken stuff than usually seen at an MDR race: a 48% failure rate. CI.ASS 1 The# 102 of Richard Boyle and Ron Brant had an unfortunate Marl< Dee took the Class 5-1600 win at the MOR Mojave 250, seen here flying low on his way to victory. run in with an "11" car. They had an eight minute lead· for the OA and were on their last lap at a fast part of the course by Pit B. The Herbsts dodged right to let an "8". truck pass on the left and were hit by the J imco as it was passing them both on the right. Can you say "Espeo?" Lookie-lous say that Ri-chard was traveling "at least a 100 mph." When he was on his fifth turnover, or sixth (who's counting at a time like this?}, he hit a chase truck. He lost a front corner which went into pit. Amazingly no one was "really" hurt. "There were holes in the dirt that were so deep you could put a 35-inch tire in them," or so I read, somewhere. Frank Hines (#111} had the best of the draw but was blind-sided by the stron~ winds: "I knew that our dust would not be slowing them down." At RM15 his power steer-ing got "iffy". Figuring that it was not a tossed belt that they could RnR on track they soldiered on to Pit Main. Kyle Taylor's T-T caught them about halfway around. "Boy, he was moving. We got to Main and they checked out the steering but everything looked OK (gloom) as we tool off. lt was doing the same thing (of course), but we had to live with it. The Brant/Boyle car passed us at 'B' when we slowed down at our pit to see if we had a tire going low. I kept the' 102' car in sight but just after Check 2 going up the hill I used the left line because there were two trucks on the right one." AJ DeNunzio and Mike Abbott shared the driving chores and in spite of some real problems they came on for the Class 7 win. Darrell Herman started off slow but from the second lap on he was flyin' and he took the Class lS win by almost 20 minutes. Bad mistake! At the top you have to make a 90-degree right but Frank admittedly "just blew it and flew over the top to nothing but rock and grass." The car stalled and would not fire, he thought that it was flooded so they cranked and cranked on it for a while but no luck. The co-dog got out and saw that the distributor cap was off. But the tool bag was gone! Continued on page 20 Tom Koch led the first lap, dropped some time and almost made it up, Boyle Kelly had big troubles on the fourth lap but hung in and took The clean looking bug of Jeff Sack made a run for the win but had to Tom was second in Class 1, just over a minute in arrears. second spot in the class 5 contest. settle for the second spot in the 5-1600 war. Page 18 June 2003 Dusty Times

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Start / Finish off Camp Rock Road in Lucerne Valley Ca, 17 classes -including street legal -June 28, 2003· PRO ENTRY FEE* $360.00 SPORTSMAN ENTRY FEE* $200.00 1ST PLACE SPORTSMAN CLASSES RECEIVE $100.00 ENTRY FEE BACK** MDR PRESENTS THE 2003 CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES JUNE 28, 2003 AUGUST 9, 2003 SEPTEMBER 27, 2003 NOVEMBER 22, 2003 MOR 400 CALIFORNIA 200 LUCERNE 300 STODDARD 250 LUCERNE VALLEY, CA LUCERNE VALLEY, CA LUCERNE VALLEY, CA BARSTOW, CA • U.S. Forest Service approved spark arre_stor and green sticker or license plate required on all race vehicles. •Entry form and fees due two weeks before the race date. **With 3 in class . . Entry fee for the driver only, no fee for co-drivers, support crew, spectators or the general publi~ . (Note: if the vehicle does not niake the starting line, 100% of the e_ntry fee is rolled over to the next race) FOR MOR RACE RESULTS/ INFORMATION: PHONE (626) 442-9320 FAX (626) 579-6051 1853 Parkway Ori).'e So. El Monte, CA 91733 EMAIL WEBSITE MOR Tech info: ALL RACE TECH & SAFETY-Phone (702) 897-3583 EMAIL

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Doug Petterson gave it his all in his hoodless, fenderfess truck but second place in Class 7S was where he finished. Mike Nixon sports the best paint job in the desert, he set fast lap, but Guy Cordon ran fast, but not fast enough and he was relegated to "All the other '1' cars passed us, then the '10s'. We put the cap on with some borrowed tools but it , still did not fire. of the screws for the rotor had fallen out and was wedged inside which changed the timing-he just set it by ear. At Main we put a new screw back in -which was easy - because the air cleaner was gone so we had to steal one off the pre-runner. Dennis Boyle went out but way off on time. He reported that the steering was no longer coming and going -it was gone! We still got fourth." Hines "57" News Items" "Rich-ard, and Mark, our pit guy, were okay and were partying with us that night. Richard even got in an rode with his daughter in the '5' car on her last lap. The Brant car looked bad but I heard Ron already had it stripped and it is going to Jimco for them to look at it. Ron thinks it is fixable and will race the '500'. If not they can borrow Jimmy Tucker's new Jimco on my '1' car but they WILL be at the '500'. The weekend started -and ended - crazy for Bill Wingening ( # 112). '"Getting our motor at 1500 Fri-day, we only had time to run around a bit to break it in, then we took off. Everything was going fine until the second lap at RMS when something inside the Fortin let go and made its way out through the case. Got about a 6x8 crack in the front of the case." (Tip: Call Mike "Outlaw" James for comparative finished second in Class 9 after a disastrous third lap. the second spot in the Class 10 battle. Matt Towery just went faster and faster as the race went on and he took the gold Dale Schaub turned some very fast, consistent lap times and it got him the first medal in the Class B contest. place award in the Class 9 battle. ~----------------------------notes.) That Pit B section is very high speed, we were up around 115 (!) per the OPS so I can only guess how much faster Richard (Boyle) was going with the V8." John McComb's #108 Baja Shop Ranger was placed in Class l. It's a "700" with a V8 - his legal motor was not ready so he put a Chevy in just to test at this event ... and it has quarter-ellipticals. They had a major transmission leak so it all became academic. The idea of defaulting tech-violating vehicles "up" begs discussion, particularly after the Fantelli burn-down at the SCORE San Felipe 250. A stock-framed Ranger just can't dodge the likes of Boyle and Taylor as they should ... send them to a Sportsman class, or make a goofy "Test Class." Kyle Taylor (#142) had a big lead on the second lap -but on the third lap, at RMS, he pulled over with a tossed belt which turned out to have been caused by a(nother) broken crank snout. "He was flying, it was awesome." The # 138 Truggy of A.J. Rod-riguez broke a crank on the third lap -somethin' must be goin' 'round. And round. We had some fabbing to do and a lot of bolts to go though ... with a lot of love and little sleep. We came to the desert late Friday night ... sorry if you were sleeping ... we had to do it. A. J .' s race report is a series of mishaps and misfires: "On the first lap we had a good start and were running ... somewhere around Check 1 we lost the brakes ... pinched a line ... went a little far-ther and lost the power steering, then the sway bar uniball snapped and we lost the sway bar. We made it around to the pits and fixed the brakes and the steering leak. We were going to call it a day after one lap but who could stop after all that work? So we went on. We got in two more steady laps then made a driver change. I got in the truck and started the second half of the race. The engine started popping down pit row, it had lost a coil. We changed to the back-up and got going again. Down to the first road crossing the motor started popping ·again. The next thing you know we're getting sprayed in the face with water. I pulled to the side, got out, looked at the problem, opened a pack of smokes, lit two, called for a tow. We had broken the crank bal-ancer which took out the water pump. As for the oil on the rear it WAS NOT from the shocks, it was from the overflow from the sump." Thirteen cars left, four returned. "Carnage", yup. CIASSlO The "Tens" were out in force, indeed, 15 strong and nine finished. Letner was the class of the class as he ran off and hid with a 20 minute cushion over Guy Anderson. Har-ley ran a 41 :26, comparable to the "1" cars -other than Kyle Taylor's smokin' 38: 14! However, the mid-pack action was tight with Shawn Croll just missing Ryan Lesher's fourth place by 53 seconds. Harley Latner led the Class 10 contingent all the way, fast and consistent, he took the Class 10 win with 18 minutes in hand. Chuck Deck was a slow starter but he came on like gangbusters and took the Class 11 win in fine fashion. Jim Gledhill (#1012) wins in his first race in this car and finished ninth. He discovered some prob-lems to work on to improve for the next race, but they had fun and did what they came out to do: finish! Brian Burgess # 1043) finished in the sixth spot, they lost their power steering on the first lap and drove the car the entire race with Armstrong Steering. He said you find out how much you appreciate it -when you don't have it." Sage words. crass 11 is hard on the car and hard on the driver, just ask Tom Chris Parr was a little off his feed and a bit off the pace, he was In the Class 1450 battle, it was Steve Ruddick, he was slightly off the Pittman, he finished Class 11. second in the usually competitive 1300 class. winning pace and he ended up second in Class 1450. Page 20 June 2003 Dusty Times I.

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h _ James Golden drove his good looking car as fast as he could that Charlie Peltzer got off to a bad start, picked it up from .lap 2 on and In the 1750 Class, Steve Ghamari lost an hour on the second lap and that relegated him to the second finishing spot. cold day but second spot was where he finished in 1600. finished second in the 1700 class. CLASS 1600 ley ,takes off. Result: DNS. I do NOT time him." · There were only three 1600 know that at every,ch~ckpoint they Kelly Boyle, Richard's daughter, starters-the "BB4.00" Pro1600 race were showing him a mixed flag(Red was driving his Frank Hines #503 the following week decimated the with something else.) When he came and was right behind Richard to ranks. Garit Wallace (#1622) had back t'o S/F again they told him he see the whole flipperoo, Frank's it all his own way to 11th OA with a was a DNS and that they would brother Dennis was it} their # 111 fast lap of 50:10. James Golden (# 1602) had bought Kash Vessels' car for his first year driving. ~He got second at San Felipe, looked the car over at Dunrite Race Prep, pre-ran , and raced Barstow. He didn't have any problems besides not being able to catch the leader" but was 12th. Scott Holt (#1619) was off the pace th en off th e course. CLASS5 Chris Bowman won the four, or five, car Class 5 almost without a race car! "Well, the first thing was that we had nci reverse ... at all. Scott Wagstaff, who was going to start the race, said "No big deal, you don't need reverse in a race any-way." The race started OK, with Scott passing two cars in the first lap. By the second lap he was in the lead and backed down his pace to save the car. (Uh huh.) At the end of his third lap, coming into our main pit, he radioed in to say he would be there in five minutes and also "Heads up!" - he had no brakes and a stuck throttle, a P.leasant combination. I'm ready to take over while Scott tells me: 'Watch the throttle as it is· sticking, and we have no brakes, and, oh, by the way, the. front suspension is all gone, now - go have fun!' At this point we were still in the lead. I took off and quickly realized that he was right, no front suspension. Then I real-ized something else that he neglected to tell me, no second gear! I made the best of it and tried to keep a pace that would save the car, after all if is over 15 years old. Finally, the last lap came and during the backside of the course around RM19 I started hearing this noise; I looked over and saw that our body was completely broken from all its mounts. So although the body was now loose from the chassis, my atti-tude was 'We made it this far so we are not stopping, take us home ol' girl', which she did! We finished and we still took first place." George Seeley arrh::ed late on contin gency day. U nable to buy fuel from th e usua1 source, he bought a drum from another racer. 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Tim Rockenbach was just a few minutes off the place each list, he finished third in the class 1 competition. Tom Bo/ha ran consistent laps but at days end he was sitting in the Steve Jacketti ran his good looking ford to a nice third place in the third spot in the Class 5-1600 competition. _C_la_ss_7S_ra_c_e_a_t t_h_e·_M_o~ifa_ve--,,-25_0_ . .--.--.----.---,--,--,..,..-ished. A good percentage. Mark "AB" Dee ran a 40 mph race pace ... good enough for 13th 0/ A and a 17 minutesoverJeffSack(LucasOil). Dee beat the "5" cars. The tail end was taken up by 'Zonie Kurt Puhl in 7:07. Dee' s, from Madd Racing utes his winning ways to the right Oil Products. fourth, had some braking problems, (#572), saidhe had no problems all shock set-up, thanks to Big Mike We have players back into the and lost their transmission on Lap day except for a rear flat but crew Arthur at Kartek, the best HP avail- game: Steve Eavenson and Jay 6, but finished in fourth gear. chief John White took care of that able from Mailmanmotors, aka McCoycar (#567) if you remember CI.ASS 7 in a two minute pit stop. Number Leonard Preze; the best built trans two seasons ago their VW burned The Herman DeNunzio Diaries: 572 is now in first place in "5-1600" from Rick at The Wrightgearbox, to the ground, along with Jay's truck, "We finally gotto enter ourfirst race and also first overall. Mark contrib-and· the best lubricates from Lucas coming to a race. They finished after our four year building process. r------------~~-~~.,...;c.,,.-,.,,,--~-~-,,,..~=,,,..., For two of the Class 7s, it was our first race for a new truck. Steve Bertsch was #711, ours was #704: Mike Dill had no problems, his competition disappeared and he just cruised in for the Class 1250 win. Clare Ross was very quick, led all but the first lap and took the Class 1300 win with eight minutes in hand. A.J. started the race and completed the first 38-mile lap in just over one hour with no glitches. On his sec-ond lap he got tapped. While the tap was not aggressive, it was enough to dislodge our last minute make shift jack mount: 'Haste makes waste'. Now, being held on only with a sec-ondary safety strap, it finally broke loose. Free to flop around, the jack fell down between the fender and tire. The tire twisted the jack such that it broke off one of the shock's by-pass adjusters. Having achieved its predestined task, 'Jack' fell off the truck. When A.J. got to the main pit;we removed the shock and what was left of the adiuster. Fortunately, 1st .Annual · UA CD.JUAREZ AUGUST 1. 6 th. and 17 th. 2003 Registration Info Yvonne Hernandez (915) 593-35-91 lJ ~ 6 . ~ . l, An event sponsored by The Department of Tourism of Chihuahua and Ah Chihuahua! Tourism and Conventions a ltRSOlftfl DRYID8LL S. A. Of C. V. 1KATE ~ Ph.: 011--52-656-638-13-94, 044 656 638-13-94 •, e.mail: Page 22 June 2003 Dusty Times

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Jim Anderson ran fast and hard in his really good looking car, he Terry Wyrembeck was running well in Class 1300 but a disastrous Dan Vance heads for the clouds at the Mojave 250, he finished third in Class 1450 in his neat looking truck. ended up third in the Class 10 trials. fifth lap dropped him to a distant third place. theneedlevalvewasstillingoodcon-thoughthehadaflat,butthe_truck tion. Jack is a devious person but dition; I made an adjuster out of was running too good -he ran a failed his second task, and we fin-some Acroquip fittings and screwed 56: 14 - so he'd have it checked out ished the first race we ever entered. ,everything back together. We didn't at our next pit which was only two With over an hour of down time, have any shock oil, so we filled the miles away -and not having a jack, we finished 31 0A and took first shock with synthetic transmission oil there was nothing he could do any- · place in Class 7. A 'Job well done' and reinstalled the shock on the way. The pit told him the tire was a goes out to my crew'." truck. While Mike Abbott and I were little low, but with Bertsch a few min-Note that the truck has a 6-into-repairing the shock the pit crew were utes behind, and only six miles left 1 exhaust that wraps up over the fixing minor problems. What a to go, that if they changed the tire motor. The fuel cell s.urrounds the great team we have! Steve might pass nim. (Bertsch driver hanging over the frame rails. The jury-rigged shock fix actually would not complete that final lap, DeNunzio's truck runs a stock 3.4 workedandAJ.completedhisthird however.)Thedecisionwastofinish V6 slave motor while they R&D. lap with no incidents. He turned the the race on the soft tire. "The truck IS SCORE legal, John. truck over to Mike, who drove the You guys remember Mr. Jack? Think 'bench seat'", or so says-the last three. Mike came in after his first Well, it seems that he had two tasks IDRA SCORE CRB MaJ:shall. lap so we could check the truck. Ev-to perform: the first was to break A J. was the only finisher of the erything was okay, so off he went to the shock adjuster and the other four starters ... Dennis Beckman run Laps 5 and 6. We opted not to one was to scuff the inside sidewall (#709) was a "Late Starter" but not have_ him come-in at the end of 5. At just enough to cause a slow leak, but as late as Steve Lucena who took RM30 Mike radioed and said he not obvious enough to cause atten- 3:55:54 for his first lap. HONDA Power Equipment CIASS 7S appeared to be a broken ball joint The "Seven-Ess" gang sported 11 and something amiss with the brakes trucks ... and six DNFs. Darrell Her-on the driver..:s side. man hauled the freight. Kathy Fay From Gnarly Headquarters: (#748) lost the tranny midway "Mark Handley, a member of Gnarly through the race but managed to Racing, participated in his new #861 change it and keep going only to run SCORE Stock Full truck ... well, new out of time. The Fays lost a front to him -it was a winning car under shock tower off the frame in the Marc Stein's control After a disappoint-. middle of their third lap and spent ing run in San Felipe due to new old two-and-a-half hours getting it re- truck woes, especially since the truck paired. Tenacious! had been in storage for a couple ofyears, CLASS 8 Handley was looking for a battle in The Class 8s were "breaking left Barstow. Tums out fuel pressure regu-and right" and left, again; the win- lator problems -plus shock mounts and ning #818 of Matt Towety was bypass tubes breaking off - ousted the 32nd ... with a quick lap of 1:15:32. championship truck and the rookie Non-finisher Mark Shoaff cut a dri11er. Looking for that first win, 51:46,whichjustshowstogoyathat Handley will race the Best in the "The Tortoise and the Hare" tale is Desert 'Terrible Town 250' -his third still true. Towery finished with what Continued on page 24 POWEii TO-. EB6500 HOND.A GENERATORS & PUMPS Dusty Times .RACER & SPECTATOR. DISCOUNTS • GENERATORS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • • GENERAL PURPOSE-ENGINES • •WELDERS• WATER .PUMPS • LAWN-MOWERS • ·LAWN-TRACTORS • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS· Cc1lifornia's Largest Source for Bonda Power· Equipment Parts and Inventory IF WE DONT HAVE IT, NO ONE DOES! Check Our Website::&--· www Kawaguchi. Honda Corp. N trun· , . . 3532 _East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA -90063 O g S easier. 13231 264-3936. 264-5858 • FAX 13231 264-2136 For Optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read the owners manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment .. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device lo avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician.© 2003 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 4-20-01 • Z-108 June 2003 Page 23

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;. Steve Thomasson was the third Jeep to cross the finish line in the In spite of major repairs performed on the second lap, Bill and Robbie 1700 Class race, the bronze medal was his. Frey took third spot in the 1750 Class. Dennis Boyle had some problems on the second lap but he picked the pace up again and finished fourth in the Class 1 division. Mark and Keith Growe drove their neat looking Ford to the Class 1450 win, seen here on their way to glory. There were few 1600'5 entered but those that were there ran 10 minutes behind Garit Wallace, the class winner. · 'inaugural' race of the season. "Mark the Madman" is really amped with his pr~gram. I have seen the 'racing bug' bite people before, but I think that a whole swarm have infested this o[' chap!"_ Gnarly Dave! CIASS9 _ The swing-axlers once again got their entry fee's worth of six harsh taps and a long day's journey into night. Dale Schaub took 7: 18: 10 for his win over Mike Nixon (who is not [necessarily] a crook) ... 8:21:14. Dale's times never varied more than 11 minutes while Nixon's were all over the time chart. Three other entries did not checkered flag not even two laps. · CIASS 11 The #1172 car that was hit by Boyle was manned by Nick Thomp-son (DoR) and co-driver John Kramer. Chuck "Stacked" Deck was a four lap winner over Tom "Arm" Pittman by 45 minutes. Scott Pellerin, the "Wild Wash" winner, was an unusual DNF. CIASS 1250 Mike Dill (#1249) speared a win over Bob Miller who got himself in a real pickle with terrible 5:50:00 first, and only, lap. CIASS 1300 While Clare Ross was wielding a mighty steering wheel the other five cars had a lorig day. Greg Crew's was not up to par but stilt took sec-driver Gary from Henry Arras to believe, I know. ond behind Ross by eight minutes. Welding. Greg: "Henry Arras was Kirk Babbington provided this Third place Terry Wyrembek was helping in the pits; what an honor." race report "I was pitting for Brian two hours behind him. They were now just going for the fin- Snider's 'Black Market Fabrication' Greg Crew's Lucas Oil car ish,butthatwasnottobe.AtRM4 street-legalfullsizeChevy(#l466). (# 1302) staying on its bad path of the right torsion bar failed (the It was our first race, ever, and we bad luck on its fifth lap. Crew and splines let go) and they could not get had barely any test time. We had no Leonard Preze (Mailman Motors) the finger out. Our team mate Mark problems except for on Lap 2 at started the race, had three great laps Kelsey(# 1306) finished fourth his RM23 where our spare tire strap chasing Parr for first place but on first race and beat Jason Wagstaff broke and the tires flew out. We Lap 4 got a front flat coming down (# 1398) by 50 seconds. were down about 20 minutes trying from the college. They made it to Pit CIASS 1450 to find them ... and did. Brian, and B for some help where the crew The class winners were Mark and the co-driver at the time, Dave found an oil cooler oil leak due to a Keith Growe (#1452) who averaged Teague (who spells off with Eric flopping shock 'reservoir. They 30 miles per hour over eight other Pierce) set them up for me to pick topped off the add and made it back entries. (Carolyn Hines was a DNS up. I found them and headed back to Main to bypass the cooler. Dan due to a cracked bell housing.) The on Stoddard Wells Road to hit "Smokey" Stover from OCR/ win is proof that being conservative Hodge Road to go back into Pit C. I Bridgestone tires took over with co-and consistent does win races! Hard missed the turn and ended up fol-,-----------------....... ...,,.,.. lowing Stoddard-Wells Road all the way to I-15. So that ate up an extra 45 minutes. The Class 7 of Darrell Herman (#740) nerfed us without warning on the last lap, denting the spare tire rack and cracking a sup-port." "When I finally got to Pit C Dan Vance's truck (#1459) was there, driven by Austin Farner (Vance had back problems after Lap 1 and had 'Fish' take over). They had a broken motor mount and were being helped by Steve and Brian who were also pitting for us, plus the Total Chaos Fab crew. They were ratchet-strap-ping the en·gine to the frame. Their upper shock mount in the rear driver's side was torn almost all the way through the tubing. #1487 Erik Wehn's race report also shows how sincere ahd tenacious these grass roots truck guys really are. "Friday morning I went to do a couple laps and at about RM 11 the transmission started making BAD noises. I limped back to the pits where we·found steel debris in the oil. This was a brand new t.ransmis-sion, so I called Anaheim Gear and they built me a new one real quick and I had a friend bring it to me. I got it at 2030, finished the-installa-tion about 2130, and hauled ass to Tech ... barely made it before they closed up, covered in used gear oil, nasty. I had no time to break the tranny in so I changed my race plan to a slow first lap and then go for it. Well, coming into Main at the end lap times were easily competitive . . . . _ until the fourth turn and an un-Billy Bunch led Class 1700 from the onset, he had a trouble free run and was quite completed fifth vueltas. Chris Parr · _h_,ap'-'p-"y_t_o_t_ak_e_th_e_w,_·_n. ___________________ _ Bryan Rogers took the class 1750 win, his good looking Jeep won by more than an hour at the MOR Mojave 250. Steve Eavenson had his share of problems during the race but still A long fifth lap didn't help Ron Smith but he still managed a fourth Ryan Lesher had a pretty good race, fast, consistent lap times and managed a nice fourth place in the 5-'1600 contest. place finish in the ever competitive 7S class. · a fourth place finish as the flag fell on Class 10. Page 24 June 2003 Dusty Times

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Bob Ganzer ran his Jeep Cherokee to a decent fourth place in the Sixth car across the finish line at the MOR Mojave 250 was Guy Shawn Croll was a bit off the leading pace in the Class 1 O contest, but Class 1700 (JeepSpeed) class at the Mojave 250. Savedra, making his mark in the 5-1600 class. he managed to rack up a fifth place at race end. of the first lap, a front shock reser- lap without any other • -at work. We all figure, then ran three laps at 38 to sixth. voir came loose and the line got cut. problems. We finished-that, one day, we will CLASS 17 50 Steve Vanes and I tied it up and kept third and were very look bac}< at this day, (aka Sportsman JeepSpeed) going.Thetruckwastakingabeat-happy with that! withthegoodfamilyand Dennis Sletten (#1751 - "11 ing, though; the front was flying up Thanks to all our spon- friends that we all have, Brothers Racing") had "a blast. in the air from every bump. At the .sors, we couldn't have and start our lies." We've had two DNFs in two races endofthesecondlapibrokealower done it without: Total Bill Quitmeyer but we got fast lap for the Sports-spindle bolt (an important bolt!), Chaos Fabrication, (#1711) was out with manJeepsthistime.ThankstoDan and had about a half an hour down Baja Concepts, broken transfer case. Vance and "Fish" Farner for the time to fix it. Then the brakes were BFGoodrich, 76 Fuel, "Actually the rear cliff water." No, not for the radiator. gone. On the third lap I was just limp- Deaver and, especially, seized first, this took out No, not to drink. To put out smol-ing along when I broke a steering our team! the output shaft on the dering insulation. "We had to stop; cente·rlink.Irepaireditjustenough Jerry Zeiden's transfer case. We takeoutthepassengerseat,andcut to finish the third lap and called it "Camburg" , truck changed transfer cases out the insulation. Then a motor quits.Thetruckworkssogood;l'm (#1475) stopped at ..,..,..~~;,,,, (courtesy of "Ajax mountboltshearedofftheblock." just still working out bugs. As long Main at the start of the ....__-a::..~~~~ Auto"!) then found out Bryan Rogers had even more fun; as it's all together, the truck flies. It's second lap for 15 min- Brian Burgess had some problems on the fifth lap but surmounted that the rear end was he won the four truck class. Robbie getting there. Best helpers? Deaver utes to change a drive them and finished sixth in Class 10 at days end. toast. It appears that the and Bill Frey had a broken trans-Spring, Baja Shop and Anaheim shaft (spies say that "there was a nice the truck and trailer unstuck as it carrier gave out, I have never seen a mission cross member that was weld-Gear." dent in it"), replaced a power steer- jackknifed out of control coming spider gear in 25 pieces. We could repaired by the Ramirez gang. The The story of DNF (Dan 'n·' Fish) ing pump line, and swapped a flat down the steep dirt hills. Beer never not continue." Ray Currie seized a Freys re-entered the fray and went Motorsports # 1459. "We started off tire. But that would not be the end tasted so good. The worst day of tranny and never-say-die Barrie Th-on to finish a close third to Bryan in our usual rear start with Dan of their struggle(s), "{Jerry's) truck racing, is still better than a good day ompson installed a new oil pump Ghjamari. . _ . .,SW Vance startil1g. By RM15 we were rolled right by our pit -doing 70 ahead of everyone in our class ex-down main - guys there at the time cept the Zeiden "Camburg" truck. said 'Camburg' was flying around We were flying and at RM20 we the bend in the pit row before the passed "Camburg". At Pit C we were Start/Finish, loaded the rear driver's 29 secondsonthemsoDanstepped side in the turn, swapped left, up the pace (?). We completed Lap swapped right, and the rear blew a l i11 a Giazing time of 52:54!;' (Note: bead, which sent the truck out of This class "Fast lap was, is, an out-control and the steering wheel got standing accomplishment.) ripped out of his hands. The tTuck "The start of our second lap was went end over end from what I heard good and at Pit A the closest truck and someone has told me it went was now 15 minutes behind. Then, over XX times!" Everyone was okay, right before the road crossing, be- truck's cab was destroyed." RDC fore the wash that goes to Slash X, chatter said that the right side cage our rear end locked up! We got out had helmet paint on it. "Tubing is and took the drive shaft off and cheap, hospitals are not," or so I found that the third member that heard. "I could do nothing to stop had blow~p, literally. We radioed it. It is amazing at how fast it hap-into our c ase team that we needed pens and how slow it is when you a third me ber. ASFAP. Thanks to are rolling." Craig Pearson's "Cray-Toyota of Untington Beach Rae- fish-Racing" truck (#1450) rolled on ing we were able to use their spare! their first circuit.for a DNF. We put it in and were ready to go "Got Dirt" racers Steve Ruddick with about an hour of downtime. and Andy Stix finished in second We were now in last place." place, again, to move them into first The word on the street is that the in class. They said that the day went cliff was low on hypoid ... the "rea- great with no problems in the LOP son" is "interesting"; they checked the I-beamed Toy. · oil level with the suspension on full CLASS 1700 droop, not level... opening the filler (aka J~epSpeed) plugallowedlubetorunout. ~looks Charlie Peltzer, JeepSpeed full, to me!" When the race vehicle (#1716), was on it all day and al-was subsequently level, the level was most had the win but lost by about low. Got that? 20 minutes. I don't know which lap Austin "Fish" Farner got in to it was on but his team had a new drive the rest of thence. "After leav-leaf pack ready and had all the men ing the pit I shifted into second gear and tools out. Charlie pulls in, they and it was gone! So I had only first go to the passenger rear spring, and and third. I could either go really replace it in about 15 minutes. slow or rather fast. Through the Peltzer holds a strong lead in the washes I had to use first gear and it points: 96 to 60 of both Bunch and was hard to not get stuck going so Barrie Thompson. slow. I completed the second lap and Ricardo Ramirez (# 1733) had pulled in for fuel where Dan told "some" trouble. "We split the front me to keep driving for the rest of the axle in two at RM29, broke the front race, Our third lap went trouble free axle, again; broke the drag link (at and we did a 1 :07 without second both ends), broke the lower control gear! I pulled in again on the start of arms (both ripped right ofO; lost the the fourth lap for another co-dog front spring when i~ shot out; bent change. That lap was going good un- a shock shaft; the front wheel lodged ti! RM8 where we broke a motor into the driver's compartment (the mount. I limped the truck to Pit C clutch pedal was barely working); and where our team put on a high and bent the track bar. It took two tech state of the art motor mount hours just to get it onto the trailer, (i.e., a ratchet strap)! we finished the and another half hour trying to get Dusty Times Damen Jefferies wins overall at Nevada 1000 on Team Gordon Wheels 17" RG.O 1 race wheel available in 0 race lock or street lock for all Chevrolet and Ford truck applications 15" RG.02 race wheel available in race lock or street lock for VW a pp/ icotions. 7" and 3.5" widths available. 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Hi-Desert Charities Poker Run If you're gonna go out and play, wfly not take the whole gang? This 10 seater flew our flag proudly and we assume all aboard had a good time. The bi-annual Barstow poker run on April 26th and 27th was a suc-cess. Hi-Desert Charities twice a year takes on the task of this two day event. . Hi-Desert is a 503 c3, a charitable organiµtion tqat is approved by both All proceeds go to charities lo-the State of California and IRS. Any cated in Barstow. The April event donation made is a tax write off, you benefited the mentally and physically can't beat that. This year had a record challenged. They are centered at number of 892 participants. B. E.S.T. Opportunities (Barstow ~------Employment Specialized Training). blew a couple of turns. The first time The next event will be October 25th around, a buggy following us went and 26th and will benefit Toys for with us into the backwoods until wt: Tots. realized what we did. Checkpoints If you have never attended the were organized by BLM Ranger Ross poker run, then yo1;1 are missing out Foster and ran by BLM volunteers. on a ton of fun. Every type of off Each checkpoint, you draw a card roadvehicleiswelcome. This year even and your poker hand is recorded. a Pro-Truck showed up. There are After drawing a succession of ter-two courses, A and B. After buying a rib le cards, we stopped bothering to hand (you may buy as many as you get any more cards after the first want), sign a liability waiver, draw three. your first card and off you go. You Out on the course, we came across may run the course twice each day. Jeeps, trucks, buggies, motorcycles We took our two laps and had a blast. and quads. Our favorite, a 10 seat If you have a race radio, Barstow buggy. Thatcrewwasreadyforagood Amateur Radio donates their time time. Also represented were a few pit for radio support. If there are any clubs, CORE, Checkers, and Locos medical emergencies, Medical Rescue Mocos members were in attendance. 3 is already out there ready to help After dumping his brand new bike out. on the course, resulting in a hurt Both on-Saturday and Sunday shoulder, the current Checker Presi-afternoon, prizes are given out for dent was quoted as saying "I won't the best 10 poker hands, along with DNF at a poker run". He finished, drawing raffle prizes. You can buy as but was sore for a few days. many raffle tickets as you desire. The Kyle Keepers drew the best poker local Boy Scout Troop #62 cooks hand for Saturday with a straight food all day long. You may buy break- flµsh. On Sunday Isaac Serrano had fast between 7am to 9am. The rest of the first place winning hand with the day is devoted to cooking ham- four kings. Both had the privilege of burgers and hot dogs along with sell- picking out what they wanted first. ing refreshments. All proceeds are We saw a color TV among other donated back. Saturday evening, prizes available for the 11 best poker Slash X hosts an "all you can eat" hands. BBQdinnerforareasonableprice. Mark down October 25th Thisyear,TeamCocktailplayedafree and 26th in your calendar for concertatSlashXSaturdayevening. the next Barstow poker run. If Team Cocktail donated their time you have any questions about and put on a great show. this event look on the wed at Tom Creig Sr. marked both or courses. Thanks Tom, you did a great call Connie Wessel at (760) 252-job. Trytorememberwhenyousee 3093. You will be glad you a turn arrow, turn right then. W_.'.:e:_~m~a~d..'.:e~i~t~o~u~t-:_ ____ ,.;_-tf~"' The Poker Run is organized by dear friends Mal and Connie Wessel. In October they organize the Toys For Tots run. Big John Files was out amongs't 'em, he had a great time running his You needed a wide angle lens to get all the crowd in, everyone potent looking bug. enjoyed the event and the fine weather that went with it. Just a portion of the many motorcycle riders that were waiting for the The very large crowd awaiting the results of the Poker Run and the Mal Wessel was on the mike, handing out the many raffle prizes to an · course to open. raffle. appreciative audience. ;====;;;;====================== Bikes, Quads and cars line up for the start, you could choose either Cases of beer were some of the raffle prizes, you did have to be 21 There were literally hundreds of Quads and motorcycles at the Poker the A or B course. • or older to win the alcoholic stuff. Run. Everyone had a good time, no matter where they finished. Page 26 June 2003 Dusty Times

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SNORE BUFFALO BILL'S 400 Gaughan/Dean. Beat The Buffalo By John Cal"in Photos: Trackside Photo Always making it look kinda easy, Rob Walters added to his win list, taking the Class 9 honors with a trouble free run. · It was a trouble free, solo drive for Brian Logan, he got the gold medal in the 1600 Class at the SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400. The second weekend iri April gave us perfect weather for being outdoors and boy, were we ever outdoors. It was on this weekend that SNORE put on the Buffalo Bill's 400, sponsored by Kartek Off Road at beautiful down-town Primm, Nevada, aka Stateline. Technical Inspection and Contin-gency were on Friday evening and, un-like many nights we have been out -there half frozen, this Friday night was a perfect spring evening, not even a sweatshirt was required. Race day dawned bright and balmy, there was a bit of a breeze but no real wind. First to start was the lone Class 1 entry, Bobby and B.J. Baldwin, and they had far from a fun day. On the · first lap they ran about 15 minutes slower than where they would have liked to have run, they really turned it on for the second lap, turned a 1 :46: 23 which was fast lap for the race when trouble raised it's ugly head on their third lap which was almost two and a half hours and then, adding insult to injury their fourth lap was a horrendous three and a half hours, but they did finish, just a bit less than 10 hours spent on their four laps. Class 10 was next to start and they ~-,------,-,c,: The Baldwins didn't have a good day, they had troubles on three of their four laps but still took the Class 1 win. Jim Malinowski had a good race, some neat lap times and no problems allowed him to take the Unlimited Sportsman class win. Page 28 had a pretty good battle for a while. Dan Bentley had the lead at the end of the first lap, Mark Hutd1ins was 23 seconds behind the leader, Michael Gaughan, Jr. was third, about four and a half minutes back from the leader and Steve Brown was fourth, less than two minutes behind Gaugh-an. Darren Ebberts was running in fifth, Carlos Cortez was running in sixth, T.J. Flores was running seventh and Bruce Lierman was in the eighth and final spot. Brent Shennak and Dave Hendrickson shared the driving chores and they took the "5-1600 win in spite of some electrical problems. At the end of the second lap Dan Beni:leywas still in the lead although he was 10 minutes off his first lap pace. Mike Gaughan had moved up a spot into second, about seven minutes be-hind the class leader. Darren Ebberts slowed his pace a bit on this lap but he still had moved from fifth into third. Steve Brown was still running in fourth, T.J. Flores had moved up from seventh into fifth, Mark Hutchins had a very long lap and dropped to sixth. Bruce Lierman picked up a spot on this lap, he was now seventh and Carlos Cortez dropped to eighth af-ter a three and a half hour lap. John Gaughan and JC Dean finally kept it all together and they cruised to the Class 10 win with half an hour in hand at the flag. The Sportsman Buggy win went to the Orio Cox Jr. team, seen here taking off for the checkered flag. June 2003 At the end of the third lap there were some major changes as J.C. Dean, who had taken over from Gaughan moved into the lead of the Class 10 contingent. Art Knudsen was in for Steve Brown and he had moved from fourth into second. Rick Paquette was in for Darren Ebberts and they were still holding in third place. Bruce · Lierman and crew had moved up into fourth from seventh. T.J. Flores re-mained in fifth and the Dan Bentley/ Bob Mathews' car dropped from the charts as did the Mark Hutchins/ Danny Ariderson entry and Carlo Cortez also called it a day. There were no position changes on the fourth and final lap. J.C. Dean and Mike Gaughan, Jr. finally won a race after being nickled and dimed to death for such a long time. J.G. said, "The car ran like a bat out of hell, we had no troubles, not even a flat." Art Knudson came in for second spot, he and Steve Brown only had one flat to contend with during their seven and a half hours out on the course. Finish-ing third was the Darren Ebberts/Rick_ Paquette entry. They had one bad flat, the tire wrapped around the suspen-. sion and the wheel didn'twant to come off and the car was running a bit sour . until they hit the carburetor with a rock and that solved that problem. We never got to talk to fourth place Lierman so we have no idea of what problems he might have had during the race and T. J. Flores escaped us also but he d(d come in for a fine fifth place Class 10. This was an official Pro 1600 event and there were 38 of them all ready to do battle. Actually, three entrants failed to start the race, Joe Shebiz, Danny Ariderson and Tony Murray, effectively dropping the number of · contestants to 35. When the dust cl~ared after the first lap was com-pleted it was Jeff Carr in the number 1 position. Second to cross the line was Kash Vessels, a scant 20 seconds out of the lead. Running third was the ever vivacious Day Gang. Bryan Freeman came along 24 seconds later Continued on page 30 Dusty Times

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Kash Vessels and Dan Martin had a high speed flip to impeded them, won Class 1600 but a technicality dropped them to second place. in fourth place and Jeremy Harmon 10th position. Dan Folts and his rider, Gary Seagrave had a trouble free day and Mike Ault had to fight a broken shock and throttle cable, he was took the silver medal in Class 9, less than four minutes out of the win. second in the 5-1600 battle, less than four minutes out of the win. was in next for fifth. Paul Keller was Eleventh across the line was Rob in the sixth spot, Courtney Whipple Myerly, then came dear friend Brad was running in seventh, Brian Logan Inch, Kevin Walsh was running t3th, was in eighth, Sammie Ehrenberg was Chad Shupp was 14th, Corey Goin ninth and Darnen Jefferies was in the was in the 15th spot and Rob Mac-Cachren was running an uncharac- Johnson came along 50 seconds later ning 24thandMattSherardwas 25th. teristically 16th nursing a bad back and Rick Boyer was right behind in Milo Torres was in the 26th spot, c.ody and wondering if he should be in the. 19th. Greg Geiser was the 20th to cross Freeman was a distant 27th and Byron car at all. • the line, Cisco Bio was in 21st position, Zeigler was last on the totem pole, run-Aaron Hawley was next to finish Jeffrey Hantz was 22nd, Mike Leung ning in 28th positi.on. Lorenzo Rod-the first.lap, in 17th place, Don came in next, Russ Winkler was run- riguez, Brian Flores, Curt Geer, Davy PERFORMANCE 101 SUBJECT: Race winning technolouv/equlpment ·/~, qc.___,~ RaceRunner. ltY SWAY· A •W,OIY Shoclls: 2.0", 2.5", 3.0" Emulsion Remote Reservoir Bvpass Shoclls Coll Over Springs Call for our new2003 Products Catalog Craig Turner FACTORY PIiot even time Champion on --· ·•W" ' • 20724 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 PH (818) 700-9712 FAX (818) 700-0947 Complete llne or vw suspension Components Page 30 June 2003 Girdner, Charlie Sutton, Miles Wyatt and Frank Puglia all failed to make the first lap and were out of the contest. Twenty-eight of the original group were still in the battle and as the sec-ond lap closed it was still Jeff Carr in the lead but Bryan Freeman was right on his heels. In third it was Kash Ves-sels, Courtney Whipple had moved up to fourth place and Jeremy Har-mon was still running fifth. Day Gang had dropped from third to sixth, Paul Keller dropped a spot from sixth to seventh place and Brian Logan was still running in eighth place. Rob My-erly was running in ninth place, · Sammie Ehrenberg was in 10th place and Brad Inch was still running in 11th spot. Aaron Hawley had moved up to 12th place, Rick Boyer was in 13th place, Chad Shupp was in 14th place and Don Johnson was in the 15th spot. Darnen Jefferies was 16th, Corey Goin was running 17th, Rob MacCachren was running in an unac-customed 18th spot and Cisco Bio was in the 19th spot Russ Winkler picked up a few spots and was now running in 20th, Milo Torres moved up from 25th to 21st, Matt Sherard was 22nd and Greg Geiser held the 23rd spot Jeffrey Hantz was running in 24th · place, Cody Freeman was running 25th, Kevin Walsh had dropped from 13th to 26th with a terribly long lap, Mike Leungwas in 27th place and Byron Ziegler was bringing up the rear. Lap 3 brought lots of changes and lots of frustration as well. When the dust settled at the end of the penulti-mate l;i.p the lead car was Kash Vessels now with Dan Martin at the helm and Bryan Freeman was not too far be-hind in the second spot The Day Gang car, withAdam Wiknowatthewheel had moved back into the third spot, Brian Logan had leaped from eighth to fourth and Jeremy Harmon was still holding down fifth place. Shane Brown, in for Paul Keller moved up a spot into sixth, Rob MacCachren picked up 10 spots and was now run-ning seventh and Don Johnson moved up from 14th to eighth. Mike Boyd was now in for Corey Goin and had come up from 16th to ninth, Mark Bunderson was in for Aaron Hawley and they moved into 10th place, Sammie Ehrenberg was in 11th place, Mike Harvey had taken over from Darnen Jefferies and had moved into the 12th spot and Brad Maurer, who was in for Rick Boyer was 13th. Bob Naughton was in for Greg Geiser and they were running 14th, Cisco Bio was in 15th, Russ Winkler was holding down the 16th position and Jeffrey Hantz was in 17th. Randy Jones was in for Rob Myerly and had troubles and dropped to 18th, Milo Torres was still running 19th, Matt Sherard still in 20th place, Dusty Times

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Courtney Collins had a nice race, the young lady was second in Rick Paquette and Da"en Ebberts were fourth in the Class 10 battle, Sportsman Buggy and very close to her first win. a pesky flat tire cost them a lot of time. Jeremy Harmon had some driving help from Clay Carr, they were third in 1600 after a frightening rollover. Courtney Whipple had big problems Bruce Fraley sitting on the hood, steer- he finished 15th and from the looks of and dropped from fourth to 21st and ing with vise-grips and Bryan on the his laptimeshedidn'thaveanymajor Mike Leung was now running last on throttle. An expensive break, he disasters along the way. the first lap and their tranny stuck in .lots of fixing. Milo Torres was the 18th second gear on the third lap, no other finisher, he drove solo, had a flat on troubles to report. Randy Jones and the first lap, lost the nut that connects Rob Myerly finished in the 17th posi-. the throttle cable to the gas pedal and tion, their downfall was a broken front was lucky enough to find it on the the lap. Missing in action were Jeff Carr dropped from second place to 14th. Sixteenth to finish was the trio of who blew his engine not too far out We didn't get to talk to Cisco Bio when Russ Winkler, Robbie Valenzuela and from the end of the third lap, Brad he finished so all we can tell you is that Dustin Crawford. They had a flat on rack on the third lap which required Continued on page 32 Inch succumbed to mechanical woes, Chad Shupp disappeared, Cody Free-man finally packed it in, deciding it was a lost cause, Kevin Walsh, Byron Ziegler rounded out the MIA's. When all was said and done it was Dan Martin taking the checkers in the Vessels car but a problem in post race tech set them down a position so their jubilation was short lived as they ended up in the second spot. Brian Logan, who drove solo throughout the race took the coveted 1600 win, his only problem was his shocks were heating up and he had to slow down a bit to cool them. Third to take the flag was Clay Carr, taking over from Jeremy Harmon for the last lap. Jeremy had rolled the car rather hard earlier in the race but got upright and carried on. Shane Brown was next across the line, taking a nice fourth place and he re-ported that the car ran great all day, no problems to bother them. Mac-Cachren came in for the fifth spot, quite a feat considering he had a bro-ken torsion bar on the second lap and was the first car to report having a flat tire as well Taking the sixth place finish . was the DayGang/ Adam Wik entry, a missed checkpoint early in the race cost them time as Adam re-ran that por-tion of the course to complete their race. In seventh place it was the Mike Boyd/Corey Goin car, they had lost the alternator to a broken mount and considered their finish a triumph. Max Hanberg had gotten in for Don Johnson for the last lap and they ended up finishing in the eighth place, they had one flat to contend with and lost a cylinder, fortunately just 200 yards from the checkered flag. Ninth across the line was the Aaron Hawley/Mark Bunderson duo. They had one flat, had to put up with a broken exhaust, which cost them power and then Mark flipped on the last lap, a collision with another car. Brad Mau-rer brought in the Rick Boyer car for 10th place. They reported three flats during the day and, worst of all was a heavy vibration on the third lap. Brad returned to his pit and they found a large rock stuck in a spot where itwas rubbing· the c.v. Rock gone, they were on their way. The Mike Harvey/Darnen Jefferies car fought a broken valve cover which entailed stopping at every pit for oil but they still managed to finish 11th. The Bob Naughton/Greg Geiser en-try had a broken tie rod and on the second lap, their only problem, and they finished 12th. in the 13th finish-ing position it was Sarnmie Ehrenberg and Ronny Wilson. We didn't get to interview them at race end so no war stories are available. Next in was Bryan Freeman, he ran solo and it looked like he was going for the class win but a broken steering knuckle did him in. He got back to his pit for welding with o_ustv Times • ' :-.;; -,,;. t. -'"~ Jt GET OIJR BRAND NEW KARIEK T-&HIRT FOR ONLY $15 MDBJt Mc..l..JAVL OL:Sl!.R l RA.<.. NG Wild Wash 250 February 1-2 Mojave 250 April 4-6 Ridgecr·est 300 May 16-18 The Kartek 400 June 27-29 California 200 August.8-10 Lucerne 300 September 26-28 Stoddard 250 November 21-23 Kartek Off-Road · 2003 RACE SCHEDULE Laughlin Desert Challenge January 16-19 San Felipe 250 March 14-15 Baja 500 May 30-June 1 Henderson's Terrible 250 July 10-13 Las Vegas Primm 300 September 12,-13 Baja 1000 November 13-16 Parker 425 February 7-9 Terrible's Town 250 April 25-27 Vegas to Reno June 26-29 Baja Mex 300 August 22-24 Las Vegas 200 December 5-7 ,. 2871 Ragle Way Corona, CA 92879 -909.737.7223 June 2003 Page 31

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Rick Poole had major problems on the last lap but still managed a John Phegley never completed his last lap but he's always out there Don Wall had a fun day, he was a bit off the winning pace in the nice podium finish and a bronze medal for his efforts. • performing in a sport he loves very dearly. Sportsman Buggy Class but third place was his. The Bruce Lierman team didn't have the best of days, they ran fairly Paul Keller and Shane Brown had. a good day, they ran without The Fishet/Chapluk duo missed the pre-run but off they went and well but finished a long fourth place in Class 10. trouble and finished fourth in the highly competitive 1600 class. made a good showing, fourth in the class 9 group. . floor of the car, happy the day was 20th is there they finished. was running fifth and Brandon ing. to complete· their first lap were Tim Macke had moved up a spot to over. Nineteenth to finish was the There were 18 Class 9 cars ready Hughes was in sixth. Craig Lusk, Dennis Poling, Jerry Burke sixth. Vanderploeg moved up a spot Matt/Rick Sherard family entry. We for their three required laps but, alas, In seventh place it was Tim Macke, . and Kenny Thatcher. into seventh, John Bums moved from didn't interview them but, by their lap only 10 of them would see the check-Tom Vanderploeg was running eighth, There weren'rtoo many changes on 11th to eighth, Joe Forte moved from times they didn't hav~ any majo~ prob- ered flag. The running order after the Don Kelly was in ninth, George De the second lap, Rob Walters remained 12th to ninth, George De Sousa_ re-lerns. Twentieth and last of the 1600's first lap had Rob Walters in the lead, Sousa was in 10th place, John Bums in the lead, Dan Folts still second, Rick mained in 10th place and Kevin Mattes to finish was the Courtney Whipple Dan Folts was less than a minute be-was running in 11th, Joe Forte was Poole was still in third, Isak Chapluk moved from 14th to 11th. Failing to group, running fourth on the second hind in second, Rick Poole was in third, 12th, Jim Neal was running in the lucky split the dtiving with Eric Fisher and complete the lap were Corey Torres, lap but major problems on the third less than a minute out of second and 13th position and Kevin Mattes was they had moved from fifth fourth, Jim Brandon Hughes and Don Kelly. lap dropped them to 21st spot and in Corey Torres was in fourth. Eric Fisher bringinguptherearin 14th place. Fail-Neal had leapt from 13th to fifth and There was almost no changes in i > --~-ffio IlJ5itffii\Will) I I I I I I ........... -. ..... 411 :l: ta#liiiti4-?t=i:;i Z1-J£-. .. CO■ITUlllllS RPS! lli.l~I! Mechanics If lhe Year~212 Page 32 June 2003

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The Fraley/MacCachren entry suffered a broken torsion bar on the Day Gang teamed with Adam Wik and after a few problems they Corey Goin and Mike Boyd had some mechanical - electrical problems second lap but still mana ed a nice fifth place in 1600. brought the car in for a sixth place finish in Class 1600. on the second lap but soldiered on for 7"1' in 1600. Jim Neal was a solo driver, a rollover, a flat tire and a missing gear Don Johnson had some help from Max Hanberg in the driving Tim Macke had rather slow laps two and three_ but still managed a made sure he was fifth to finish in class 9. department and they were able to get an eighth place finish in 1600. decent sixth place in the Class 9 battle. position as they completed their-third mained in third slot, he went straight enth. Their day consisted of getting a Heavy metal saw John Phegley com-Knecht was second and Mike Ault was and final lap. Rob Walters stayed in to tech and we didn't get to talk to him. little lost, getting hit in the dust, chang-pleting two of his three required laps running third. there and took the Class 9 win. Rob The Isak Chapluk/EricFisher car was ing a spindle and welding the front but that's as far as he got. His only class Dave H~ndrickson drove the sec-drove solo, had Kevin Lumsden along four-th, they lost a fan belt, got to the beam. Joe Forte moved into eighth competition, Tammie Gubler had ond lap for Shermak and they re-for the ride and had no problems to race late, no pre-run, so every lap was· place, he was·a solo driver and had majorengineproblemsshonlyafterthe mainedin theleadafterthesecondlap. deal with. Dan Folts was second, an- like a reconnaissance lap. Jim Neal Ronda Johnson ride all the way. start and retired from the fray. Mike Ault had moved into second place other solo driver, Gary Seagroves rode stayed in fifth, we didn't get to talk to George De Sousa was ninth and Kevin There were only four 5-1600' s and and third went to Laine Knecht. allthewayandtheyalsohadatrouble him,TunMackewasstillinsixth.Darin Mattes was 10th. Tom Vanderploeg oneofthem,MikeChristianfailedto The third and final lap saw no free run and finished sorQe four min- McGuffin drove the last lap for John · failed to complete his last lap, cause make his first lap. After the first lap, change in the lead, the Shermak/Hen-utes behind the leader. Rick Poole re-Bums and moved up a spot to sev-unknown. Brent Shermak had the lead, Laine Continued on page 34 '''Watph Oh~;;.;-pi6~~hip 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 ln The Desert (BITD Class-8). Track Curt LeDuc's racing at q ~ ~-g. ',® -=o.;c.==, =~~ EN!ilD/ll __ _ Call 1.866. 4 A DEALER ext. 5003 or go to to locate the dealer nearest you. Dusty Times June 2003 Page 33

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John Bums and Darin McGuffin had all sorts of problems besides Aaron Hawley and Mark Bunderson teamed up for the Buffalo Bill's Joe Forte, with rider Ronda Johnson had a trouble free run and took getting lost but they came in for seventh plar;e in Class 9. 400, had some problems and ended up ninth in 1600. the eighth place finish in the Class 9 contest. Rick Boyer and Brad Maurer had three flats, a long third lap,(see Mike Harvey and Darnen Jeffries were slowed on their last three lap Greg Geiser and Bob Naughton had tie-rod problemsand the time story) and came in for a decent 1(Jh pl{Jce in 1600. with valve cover problems, lost lots of time, finished 11"' in 1600. they lost dropped them into 121' place in 1600. 1-" drickson duo took the win. They had contend with and• a broken throttle win, he completed his two required laps got the first lap completed. son1e four minutes later to claim sec.-ignition problems most of the day, a cable to liven things up a bit. Laine in 4:03:47. Second in time, but classi-There were seven entered in Sports-ond place, Don Wall was a long third new distributor helped a lot Mike Ault Knecht was a very long third. fied as a dnf was Arthur Basile with man Buggy, they had two laps to run place, Mike Larson took fourth, drove solo, was second across the fin-In the Unlimited Sportsman cat-only one lap completed. Regen Gubler, and all seven of them did the two re-Rodney Leach was fifth, Bert ish line and had a broken shock to egory, Jim Malinowski took the class SNORE Pres had problems and never quired laps. Congratulations! We Schneider was the sixth finisher and Page 34 Bi/stein • Sway A Way Eibach · HM · QA 1 · CNC Sparca • PRP • Fuel Bate Ran Davis Radiator, Betrab Oil Coolers Optima Batteries Mechanix Wear June 2003 were unable to interview any of these Greg Frechette dropped to seventh entrants but here's the way it shook with a four hour lap. out. Orio Cox, Jr. took the lead on Sportsman Truck had two laps to the first lap, Greg Frechette was sec-run, there were only two entries and ond across the line, only one second one of them Rudy Suriano got in one out of first place, Courtney Collins fairly long lap and went no further. was third, some four minutes out of Tom Coon, theotherentrynevercom-the lead, Rodney Leach was running pleted his first lap. fourth, Don Wall was in fifth, Mike And so it ended, a great week-Larson was sixth and Bert Schneider end, good racing and good weather. was seventh and last. Next on the SNORE schedule is the On the second lap, very little Dusty Times Caliente race, June 7-8 changed. Orio Cox, Jr. took the class way up in the high Nevada country. win, Courtney Collins came along See ya all there! · The Sportsman Truck class win went to Rudy Suriano, his trusty truck giving him a nice win. Steve Brown and Art Knutson only had one flat tire to hinder them as they drove to a great second place in Class 10. Dusty Times

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VORRA Spring Fling season opener By Bubba Ray Bo.udreaux Photos: Stephanie Baxter Jeff Elrod, never known to let grass grow under his feet, flies his red racer to the Class 1 O win at the VORRA Spring Fling. The 28th season of off road competition was held. #105, #754, #1009 and the #1025. racing i;:ame to a roaring start for The rules of the event were Each of these teams went into the Valley Off Road Racing simple. Each team, comprised of action one-on-one, single Association on March 28th and two people had one person elimination to find the best. 29th. The season kicked off the operating the jack and the other . The final show down was a first race of the year at the infamous the lug wrench. After the tire had family feud affair featuring young and spectator friendly short course been removed, a team member had David Kordonowy facing off with at Prairie City OHVRA outside to transport the tire to a fence his father Dennis. It was an epic Sacramento, CA. about 10 feet away; tag the fence battle of historical proportions. The biggest off season and return the tire back to its Whenthetwoteamsreceivedthe happenings occurred with the spiritual resting place. The lug nuts "go" signal, the men went into a promoter position itself as "Big" were spun on and the vehicle blazing fury of action. The race was Rich Klein of CalRoca fame has dropped. Simple enough, eh? To too close to call at several points of · entered the high speed world of off keep the teams from utilizing the the race, but in the end, the youth road action. infamous "if ya ain't cheatin', ya triumph over experience. The festivities kicked into high ain't trying" strategy, a race official The younger Kordonowy stated gear on Saturday with the tech/ was on hand to inspect the lug nuts that in fact the youth had the registration period leading off. before and after removal and advantage and that he "still had his After the teams on location had replacement. hair." The patriarch though had a paid their dues and found their A total of seven teams entered differing version of events. operations center for the thefraytoearnthetitleof"Fastest "His crew went and modified weekend, the pace was kicked up Pit Crew in VORRA." The te·ams our lug wrench and they welded it one more notch as a pit crew included cars #1049, #999, #769, together so when it extended into Sam Berri did lots of racin', he took the win in the Class 1 contest and was second in Class 1 O as well. the wheel, it was crooked and we couldn't spin the lug nuts off. That's Daddy's take on it." Dennis did not file a formal protest over the alleged incident, but went on to emphasize that the pit crew competition is good for the teams as the pit stop in the desert races can make or break a winning run. For those racers who needed a before race day shake down, the practice session followed. This allowed the teams to get a first-hand look at the new and improved smoothed out track. Special thanks goes out to Class 7 driver Greg · Hosmann for giving me the first class guided tour of the track. The .. practice session-was not without incident though. Class 10 driver Steve Sullivan was, in fact, shaking down a new car and had just spent the previous day putting in a new transaxle. During practice, Sullivan broke a c.v. on the car, but got the carnage repaired for cotnpetition. Class 7 driver Jeff Matlock sent his Ford Ranger into . the ever-dangerous eastside turn and introduced the sheet metal to the dirt. Fortunately, the truck was quickly righted and suffering just from some bent ·body parts, Matlock entered the competition on Sunday also. The last carnage from practice that was reported was that the right front spindle on Hosmann's Ford Ranger decided to retire. After practice, Sullivan invited everyone on hand to enjoy the rock and roll emanating from the band "Reflex" and to taste some of the fine Mexican food. This gave everyone a chance to get re-acquainted and for the new faces to become familiar with the old ones. During my mingling with the teams, I met up with Matt Taylor and his Class 7 Toyota. Taylor proclaimed that in 2003 he would be the fastest Class 7 in the desert. I don't know if the presence of Class 7 "Field Advisor". Mike Koenig had anything to do with these comments. Turns out that Koenig is forsaking the Prairie City battles and is going to use his knowledge and experience to further the skills of the racers. Billy Manfroy arri\:'ed sporting a fancy new paint job to coincide with new suspension. Class 9 Champ Eric Steiger stated he was on the path to complete each and every lap during the season. Last bur not least, two-time Class 7 title holder Patty Hayos did not respond with words, but only pointed to the Camburg Engineering stickers when asked about her Pro Arena action. SUNDAY AT THE RACES The race format that is utilized by VORRA is a simple game plan. Two heats at eight laps apiece, except the Pilot Class who ran ten laps. The starting format utilized was the ever-popular Oklahoma Continued on-page 36 The win in the Semi-Pro class went to the low slung car of John Mike Lehners flies high, wide and handsome but second place in the Billy Manfroy gave it his all, he drove hard and fast but had to settle Knechth. Class 1 race was lhe best he could muster. for the second spot in the Class 7 contest. It looks like Arden Dennington collected all the dirty loose mud as he Second to cross the finish line in the Pilot Class was Mark Christenson, What a handicap! John Gurney is loaded with mud as he takes the drove to a third place finish in Class 10. shown here getting ready for touchdown. _ second place finish in Semi-Pro Division. Dusty Times, June 2003 Page 35

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Rarely seen with all four wheels on the ground, Eric Steiger went on to take second place in Class 9. Surprisingly free of mud, Steve Sullivan went on to take the bronze medal in the Class 1 competition. Third place in the Class 7 contest went to Patty Hayos in the ever reliable Toyota. "Boomer Sooner" Land Run. At the end of the day, the finishers contributed to the final standing of each driver for the ever-popular trophy presentation. Several latecomers arrived and went through the tech/registration line and one last practice session was held for the racers to get their rides dialed in just a wee bit more. When the final tally was entered into the scientific mathematics equation, 38 vehicles were entered. SEMI-PRO The Semi-Pro class is for those racers who enjoy the lower entry fees and could either be competing for kicks or is trying out the sport to see if they fit it. All of the racers, minus one were behind the wheels John Knecth settled into the second of a buggy. The one is newcomer spot with future pyromaniac Alex Prescott, who was in control Lenny Maclean picking up the of a '68 Ford Bronco. Prescott was third spot. soon to learn that in the tight and Harbor was able to add some technical sections of off road cushion to his lead for a while, but racing, a buggy can get down to Maclean was giving the #69 all he businesswhilethetrucks'largersize ha-d. Maclean was able to and weight is a hindrance to the challenge Knecth for second and overall game plan. soon he was off in search of the The first heat of the class was leader Harbor. also the first siae-by-side action of Maclean was putting a lot of the day. The water truck had just hustle into his muscle and slid up exited the track, so the dirt was behind Harbor. Unfortunately, retaining moisture, transforming Mr. Murphy inserted himself into spots like the west-side turn into the battle. Setting up to claim the Mudcapades. lead, Maclean came out of the Wes Harbor in the #29 roared west side turn with a little baggage. off the line grabbing the hole shot. One of the oil lines had picked up Tfte Dlfferencel Page 36 Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Features steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. Adjustable balance bar for precise front/rear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-2045D Steel Pedal, Short or Tall M/C Floor Mount. 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Harbor came around on the last lap to claim the first to the flag with Knecth regaining second and Prescott third. the second heat of the round began right after the lunch period and when the field received the magically go signal, Knecth was the first off the line and refused to share it with anyone else for the eight laps. During the race, the #89 fell victim to misdirection and was briefly pointed the wrong way. Prescott stalled out on the west side, but was able to put a positive spin on the situation and went back racing. The heat fnrished up Jon Gurney behind Knecth for second and Prescott took third. PILOT CLASS The pilot class was the exclusion to the rule during the weekend. The first thing they were dealt was the ten laps they were required to complete. Also on tap was the reconfigured track for them. The east side turn was taken out of play for them. Only three pilots made appearances at Prairie City, Clint Woolsley, Miles Berghold and Mark Christenson. When the green flag waved signifying the Pilots' turn at glory, Clint Woolsley ran off with the hole shot. Mr. Murphy decided he would pay a visit to the Woolsley car also and soon the #7 was bringing up the rear to claim third. Berghold gladly grabbed the opportunity and was the first across the finish line with Christenson second. In the second heat, the drivers decided that they would replay the last heat and each driver retained the same positions. CLASS9 The Class 9 cars suffered from the same symptoms as the Pilot class as only four '9' cars lined up on the dirt. Champion Eric Steiger laid claim to the hole shot position. #921 Steve Souza apparently was not too thrilled about running second_ place. Down the hill and through the woods to the east side turn, the two cars bumped and Souza laid in a couple good whipshots to the car and he was gone to find glory. Somewhere along the way, Steiger developed a steering problem and when the newcomer Lee Creiglow attempted a pass, the two cars came together. Steiger limped in for third while Creiglow went" for second, holes in th~ side panel and all. In the second heat, Souza was able to retain the top spot. Steiger took second, and Creiglow had to limp his car home for third. The left rear tire on Creiglow's suffered a terminal failure due to a baseball-. sized hole in the sidewall. CLASS 1 This season marks the return of Dennis Kordonowy to full time competition in the field. Also new for the field is the new car of Steve Sullivan, who made the start line repaired and breathing fire. The green flag signified the start and Sullivan unleashed the ponies of his big block Chevy and claimed the lead. San1 Berri though was able to pick his spot and finessed his way around Sullivan on the outside of the east side turn. Kordonowy though was not to be welcomed back with open arms. A spark plug wire had developed a bad attitude not long into the race and Kordonowy was forced to pit not once, but twice to remedy the situation. This enabled Mike Lehners in the #29 car to take title to the second spot and Sullivan took third. In the final battle for the 'I' cars, Sam Berri decided it would be an early Christmas and he would play Scrooge. Berri yet again took the first place spot in the An attractive paint job must help to win races, Fred Galasso took the win in the Class 7 race, a good start to the '03 season. Dusty T'imes

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Flying a nice straight and level line Lee Greig/ow ended up in the third Wes Harbor throws some dirt as he heads for a nice third place in the A broken oil line caused Lenny MacLean's good looking Semi-Pro car to burst into flame. Fire put out, no harm to the driver. spot in Class 9. Semi-Pro scuffle. # 1049 car. As for the rest of the demons and the speed he possesses time for Katy to bar the door as field, the race was a replay of the will Garry him to glory. Hayos was mi.staken for a first heat as Lehners and Sullivan Lap 2 saw th·e cleaned up professional thief with her grab of reclaimed the second and third machine of Dennington do battle the lead. Calosso and Manfroy place positions respectively. with Jeff Elrod for the lead. occupied second and third. CLASS 10 Dennington gave up the lead to The herd of trucks rocketed The Class 10 field had a healthy Elrod on the third lap and that's down the back side of the Prairie turnout as nine cars lined up for the way they crossed the line with City track and people started to action. Sam Berri pulled double Sam Berri, taking third in the cringe as they approached the up duty as he joined the field. The closest finish of the day. on the hill west side turn, but disadvantage of the two heats as CLASS 7 everyone was able to negotiate a the fact that Class 10 had the task The beginning of the race path where none existed and of dealing with the dust, as they season saw the Class 7 Open trucks Hayos led the.charge down the were the last class to run. get lumped into the 7S trucks, hill, around Lake Patricia and the The start of the first heat was making for a nine truck field. With east side straight where they by far the wildest beginning to·all the trucks on the short track, the entered the second spot of the races of the day. Jeff Elrod in fans can be guaranteed to witness forbidden ground. the # 1036 was able to become the some paint scraping, metal bending As the top three trucks exited lead horse off the line. David excitement and the heats were no the hairpin, no-one was sure what Kordonowy was· not so lucky disappointment. lit the fuse to spark the next event, though. He was somehow pushed Veteran Fred Calosso in the or they refused to point fingers but off the track during the chaos. #777 "sleeper" Ford Ranger snuck the three leaders came to a stop Kordonowy though was unphased away at the start of the first heat and danced a quick jig and when as he kept the car straight through with the lead, followed by Billy the music stopped, Calosso had the grass, even getting in a quick Manfroy and Patty Hayos in their landed on top and Manfroy test for the next event's jump Toyotas. jumped a position also. Somehow contest over the grassy knoll. Its The first carnage was Greg Hayos was thrown back into third driver directed the # 1009 back Hosmann. After rejecting the place where she was unfortunately onto the track. · retirement o·f t·he r'ight front found at the finish. One of the great mysteries of spindle on ·his Ford, the spindle Calosso and Manfroy then the west side contingent of had the final say and re-retired. engaged in an epic battle for the spectators was how the #4 of Jeff Matlock also had to deal with remainder of the race. At several Arden Dennington received a the retirement ceremonies of a points, two grand masters played brown wash over the right side of spindle during the heat. chess, and at other times it was a his car. Whatever kind of off road Unfortunately, both Fords were · throw down scrap. injustice that had befallen unable to make a return to the The same story as the first goes Dennington, he quickly gained field .and called it a day. around for these two, but the ground on the second place Berri. Meanwhile back at the ranch, · intensity level was raised to mind On Lap 4, the two drivers there was a race to be watching boggling heights. Calosso would entered their cars into a tight "between Calosso and Manfroy. rabbit away in the turns while the engagement of position. The Calosso was faster through the coyote Manfroy ran him down on decision was rendered when turns, but Manfroywas able to run the straights. On several occasions, Dennington spun on· the him down in the straight aways. Manfroy would find an open backstretch and Berri held onto Fihally down on the east side, door, but before he could grasp second until the finish. Manfroy squeezed the T.9yota success, Calosso would deny him Dennington, undeterred through an opening and pushed entry. battled Kordonowy for third but Calosso back into second. Both Manfroy, apparently out of fell short. drivers crossed the finish in that desperation, started to bang bang At the second go around for · order while Hayos claimed third. on the door baby, but Calosso was the '10' cars, Kordonowy made a The battle between <:;:alosso and a study in· perseverance and finally statement concerning the last start Manfroy had reached almost down on the east side, Manfroy's and took possession of the hole white-hot temperatures during truck appeared to go in a little hot shot. The lead was not to be his, as this heat, but the Arctic Circle and that enabled Calosso to throw somewhere along the way, driver would have been a tad bit more in a couple cotton ball's worth of and car became MIA, apparently on the comfy side when they lined padding to reach the finish and to mechanical failure. The crystal up for the second heat. glory. Manfroy claimed second· ball has foreseen though that The flagman on the start line and Hayos retained third. Kordonowy will exorcise the completed his job signaling it was Along with the mangled Class 9 had a good couple of races on the Sunday and when all was said and done bumper of Calosso and 'the. broken fiberglass·of Manfroy, Matt Taylor contacted the tires on the inside of the west ·side turn and went upside 'down. Taylor, who had planned on ta.krng it easy during the round to save his truck, was visibly dejected over the incident. RESULTS: . To the victors go the spoils and here is the list of those who relished ih their good fortune. Class 1: 1. Sam Berri; 2. Mike Lehner; 3. Steve Sullivan. • Class 7: 1·. Fred Calosso; 2. Billy Manfroy; 3. Patty Hayos. Class 10: i'. Jeff Elrod; 2. Sam Berri; 3. -------·-·---Arden Dennington . if was Steve Sousa taking the glory ... Dusty Times · June 2003 The Pilot Class win went to Miles Berghold, shown here havin' the most fun a guy can have. Pilots: 1. Miles Berghold; 2. Mark Christenson; 3. Clint Woolsley. Semi-Pro: 1. John Knecth; 2. Jon Gurney; 3. Wes Harbor. Class 9: 1..Steve·Souza; 2. Eric Steiger; 3. Lee Creiglow. NEXT RACE PREVIEW Stay tuned as the men and women o£VORRA invade Prairie City once again on the weekend of April 26th and 27th for Round 2 of the Short Court Series. The race track will be ran clockwise in the extended format, so expect some FAA reps to be _on hand for the BfllrSgst --et racer in ml onuerted bg the pro's Parker Pumper to deliuer maximum air flow, this HJC helmet is Snell m-rated, and is auailabte in sizes S-XHKL air time. Also on the plate will be a jump off and expect Laughlin Leap winner, David Kordonowy, to set the bar for the other drivers brave enough to air it all out. As for the racing action, the Class 1 and Class 10 battles should ·heat up with· the Clan of Kordonowy exorcising the demons that plagued them at Spring Fling. With the return of Greg Hosmann, the Class 7 fight should get crazier than a pair of skivvies full of fire ants. 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CODE OFFROAD GrupoTersa BF ·Goodrich 2DD By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Shawn Mccallum made it look easy, he ran the two 120 mile laps in a bit over four hours. First in class 1, first overall. CODE calls the San Felipe race in April the Grupo Tersa BF Goodrich, but Mr. Webster might have a better name. "The Race for Attrition." The sunrise Saturday, in San Felipe, was somewhat masked by the low hanging clouds and haze. No threat of rain, but the bright sun didn't appear until late in the afternoon and shortly after 8 a.m. other threats and the racing attrition began. Attrition as defined by Miriam Webster is 1. thewearingawayofsurfaces by friction or abrasion. In our case the wearing out and breaking of metal parts and tires on various race cars. Mr. Webster, 2-. the gradual wearing away of moral and the powers of resistance by persistent attacks. In our case the attack of rop<5 and sand and distance, caused most of whatever defeat on morale there was. It's hard to smile when others pass you in the dust as you sit with broken stuff or flat tires. But, guess what, this is off road racing on the Baja and when the cars are all towed/ trailered/pushed in, and in the case of the lucky ones make it back under their own power, nearly everyone celebrates with some cerveza and tacos de camaron. Hey, after all, this is San Felipe. Ninety-three cars, trucks and buggies were at the Arches at 0800 but only 33 were able to cross back unperneath the arches later in the afternoon. Attrition. Shawn Mc:Oillum didn't seem to know the meaning of the word. His first lap around the 120 mile course Joe Heger was a happy guy, he took the class .5 gold medal in his lethal looking car. was just over two hours. And at a little Class 1 entrant was Nick Gula out of suspension link pins. The rest of the after 10 a.m. he touched his brakes for Lake Havasu rolled near the Dry Lake class tied for third. Canchola Mexicali the second time and came home Class area, broke several front end destroyed a transmission. Robles the 1 and Overall winner with a time of components and was unable to front a-ann at around Mile 8 ended 4:11:44 and an average speed of 57.2 continue. up hitting one of the large electrical mph. "I started first and never looked There were five entries in Class 10 towers. Eli Yee was right behind him at back. No problems, great race," was and no-one finished. Steve Mammer, that point. Yee ended up hitting Mc:Oillum's response to questions after Luis Barragan, Alfredo Canchola, Canchola and rolled his 1006 car. Yes the checkered flag. Javier Robles and Eli Yee all broke friends, it's the Baja. Josh Waddell, who suffered a blown down, or broke something up, and Class 8 didn't fair much better. reartire,couldn'tmakeupthelosttime never saw the checkered flag. Since Eight starters and only the Benny crossed the line a little under 30 Mammer, outofBrawley, CA was able Canela 801 truck made itto the finish. minutes alter, driving his black #103 to go the furthest he brQke a torsion Co-driven by Canela and Dennis cartoatimeof4:40:08.Waddell,who barandwasonlyabletocompleteone Milner, their time of 5:13:57 also was a non-finisher two weeks earlier in lap. Barragan, out of Mexicali, only garnered them the third overall spot. SCORE's 30th annual San Felipe 250 made itto Checkpoint 1 of the first lap Beny who also celebrated his 67th bash, was also second overall The other and was forced out with broken front birthday over the weekend, said he was ~---------------------------, going to concentrate on CODE races this year. I guess he is. This makes it two out of two, in the Class 8, first place, finish column. Sam Stahl out of Santee, CA was leading during the first lap but broke a front shock and neither he nor Ramsey Elguardiani, down from San Diego, were able to finish. Five other drivers all from Mexicali never made it to the checkered either. They included, lbann Rubio, Elias Canchola, Raul Aguilera, Abel Encarnacion and Armando Bravo. The ever competitive Class 1600 win went to Federico Rega/a, shown here at Jeff Gain comes in for a landing on his way to the Class 7 win on the tough CODE Class 5 started three and only Joe Hegar, part of the McCallum/Hegar team from Imperial, CA, made it all the way to the flag. In fact, his time of 5:21:50 brought him fourth-overall and his second first place in the Pro Class 5. Renee Labrada broke stuff, as speed. _ra_c_e_c_o_u_rs_e_. ______________________ _ The gold medal in Class 7S went to Dan Street, Dan was eighth The Class 14 win went to Armando Roman, it was close, he only had Class_ 15 was hotly contested but in the end it was Martin Uzarraga overall as well on the San Felipe course. one minute on his competition. taking the win with just three minutes in hand. Page 38 June 2003 · Dusty Times

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The Safari Class is always one to watch and this race the win went Josh Waddell was screamin' around the course, but he was relegated Ex Sportsman Class Adolfo Ayala moved into Class 16()() and was second in class, sixth overall in a well run race. to Josue Delgado, seen here in his · hly modified bug. to second place in Class 1, second overall. ;a=,;;=,======= There is going to be another run for the glory in the always-competitive 5-1600 class. Jason Gregory, last year's winner took first Saturday with a time of 6:05:30. However, Mario Gutierrez from San Diego managed second with a time of 6:51:07 and is currently second in the pointst;mdings with 45, Miguel Rosales finishes third with a time of 6:55:47 and is the current 5-1600 point leader· with 46 total. Francisco Delgado, who is tied with Gregory with 35 points on the year, finished fourth with a time of7:38:24 and Julian Patron out of Chula Vista, CA took fifth with 7 :44: 10. Six other Jason Gregory literally flew around ttie course, taking the Class 5-1600 win and . drivers were able to finish. They were Ron Plunkett, Arturo Islas, Paula Sierra Martinez, Alberto Castro, Jorge Montalvo, Jr., Ernie Negrete and Javier coming in seventh overall as well. The Class 9 win went to Juan Gallo, shown here in his really good looking car on his way to victory. did Jose Guadalupe Collins. Labrada and Collins both race out of Mexicali. Class 1/2-1600 faired a little better starting seven with nearly a 500/4 finish ratio. Federico took the win with a time of 5:28:15 and fifth overall. Adolfo Ayala, who moved up from Sportsman class to Pro, ran 5:54: 17 for second and sixth overall. Pedro Morquecho, who has also moved from Sportsman to Pro, took the bronze with a time of 7:52:48. Three other drivers from Mexicali, Leo Navarette, Humberto Rodriguez, Alfredo Lugo and Bill Hanson down from Yuma, AZ, weren't able to hold tlµngs together for 240 miles and were all non-finishers. The trucks from Class 7, always one of the larger classes at CODE events, started ten and five made it bacl<. to the arches. Jeff Gain, out of San Diego, was nearly 30 minutes ahead of the field taking the win with a time of 6:25:30. Second and third spots went to pilots from Ensenada. Enrique Guerrero drove his Willie prepped Ranger to second with a time of 7 :40:07 and Marco Guzman took the third spot with a time of 8:02:55. Hector Salazar from Chula Vista was fourth with 8:07:24 and last year's CODE overall winner Chad McNeil, could only manage fifth, with a time of 8:36:03. Sid Ochoa, Tijuana, Victor Islas, Mexicali, Geoff Milke, El Cajon, CA, Rafael Reyes, Tijuana and Gelacio Beltran were all non-finishers. o.,.sty Times 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 Medina. Class 9 had seven entries and all but one made the distance. The winner was a San Felipe local, Juan Gallo reported no inajor problems and finished with a time of 6:4 2: 19. Only one minute and 22 seconds back in this very tight class was Ivan Gomez in with a time of 6:43:41. Third place went to the father and son team of Jose and Julian Machado who lost both left side shocks on their J imco but held on for a time of 6:46:22. Fourth spot went to Eliseo Garcia over from Ensenada, his time was 6:54: 11. Fifth place went to Rodolfo Wilhelmy, Mexicali, his time 8: 13:07. The other finisher was Ricardo Fierro from San Diego, CA with i time of8:55:50. Trey (541)382-1573 June 2003 Sommers, down from Escondido, CA was the only non-finisher. Class 7S had three entries and Dan Street was the only one who managed to finish. Dan's time was 6:23:48. He reported no problems and was very happy with the way their new suspension worked out. Street also took eighth overall in the Pro class. Non-finishers were Perry McNeil, Jr. who ran out of fuel a couple of times and Mario Castro out of San Diego who broke some stuff. "Other than it was a rough course," Miguel Mexia reported no problems on his way to the Class 11 win. He was the only finisher with a time of 8:02:22. Raul Ojeda was awarded second spot. Third went to Roberto Escobedo, fourth to Arturo Garcia and fifth to Gilberto Arreola. None of these last . four had finish times. Like Class 10 it was decided by who went the furthest. In the Sportsman ranks Armando Rokman out of San Diego took the Class 14"win and was also quick enough to win the Sportsman overall Continuell on page 40 Your car Stops here! Paddles 934 MlcroDisc Hub Assemblies If you·re looking for the best in off.road braking, look no further. Kartek now makes the top-of-the-line MicroDisc assembly. Perfect for Big Horsepower Prerunners! Built by the people who know off-road racing! Auto meter Gauges • Beadlocks Lazer Star Lights Fuel Systems Come Visit our NEW Superstore! 91 Freeway @ McKinley In Corona 2871.Ragle Way-Corona, CA 92879 . OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 909.737.7223 Page.39-L...

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,, Second spot in class 7 went to Enrique Gueffero, shown here on his A nice second place finish in the 5-1600 class went to Mario Gutieffez, Ivan Gomez drove his plain wrap Class 9 car to second place, a way to a ve,y nice finish. shown here is his ve,y good looking bug. mere minute and a half out of the win. The silver medal in Class 14' went to Daniel Shwann, just over a Hector Quintero had a good race in Class 15, he finished in second Second place in the Safari Class was Luivan Voelker, one of the few minute away from the class win. place, three minutes out of the class win.. finishers of this attrition plagued race. w-it~h_a_ti_m_e,_o~f~6~:4c-:0~:2~9~. =D~a-n~ie~l S~w_a_n-~kn_ew_i~twas--go~in_g_t_o~be-cl~ose so he drove least, a few miles, on this very tough and drivers and one very large electrical 15, 2003 outside of Mexicali. It's over from Glen Ellen, CA took it in almost on the rim. His time was course. pole. Everyone promised to put things always a good race and will be fun for second. This was Swan's first time out 7:31:50. Hector Quintero had finished Ten Safari class drivers approached back together between now and the all participants. As we say every time, as a car owner/driver and he was infirstplacebutwhenLizarragalimped the green and two saw the black and middle of June when the next event Saludosandcome on down. The Baja leading his first CODE race until a across the line the corrected time of white. Josue Delgado, driving their will take place. The Accesorios and CODE await you. ·.,:1y broken shock slowed him. His time 7:34:59 dropped him to second Carlos Vulcanos Bug outlasted the course and Amado Night Race will be June 13-· · was 6:41:25. Ricardo Cons went Suarez took third with a time of almost everyone else in the class 6:58:07 for third spot and fourth 8:25: 18. Evaristo Nunez, Sergio Silva, finishing with a time of7:59:51. Luivan through eighth places went to Juan Guevara, Julio Garcia, Jose Luis Voelker fought carburetor problems Francisco Rojas, Mario Gastelum, Sanchez and Juan Jose Perez were all all day but managed to place second Hector Pimentel, Luis Floriano, non-finishers. with a time of 8: 16:35. Alberto Varela, Victor Valenzuela and George Class 18 had two entries from RickSanchez,VictorGuerrero,Jesus Jackson. Mexicali and again it was decided by Lopez, Mauricio Martinez, Omar Dipp, Class 15 also had three finishers out which car made it the furthest German Carlos Castillo and Damien Sanchez of the nine starters. Martin Lizarraga Ramirez took first in his Bronco ll and were all non-finishers, no times. from Tijuana had a flat tire on the Hector Galindo took second in their This was the second race of the rearaboutsixmilesfromthefinish. He Chevy Truck. Ford eats Chevy, for at CODE season. It was tough on cars • Hllows head mouement • Do cumbersome collar to wear • Quick, one-time adjustment • Does not hook into lap belt • Reduces neck tension bg 45-70% • Great for all tgpes of motor racing, · especiallg where driuer changes are common 1.BOIJ.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 40 June 2003 Miguel Mexia took the Class 11 win with ease, he was the only finisher in the usually closely contested class. PIKES service center Baker, California Ce/ebNl~lng sa YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ••• THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours Mobil@ ·SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Dusty Times

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2003 Race Schedule February 15th - The King Motorcyciee '.'~d 4-Wheeled Cfassas i 111111 SCOTTS i lake Super,;tit.100 j !,! iileS\'!ii~ l April 19th -FRT 200 Mini Sikes and 4-Wheeled Classas Plastar City West August 16th ~ Lazo de Amistad Gran Pri 4-Whae!ed Classes only f-··1 Jeeume, Mexico · ! ~··· .:: _. _(.·.·, . ·frt. m~o Io llPO t t S' : . . ·.,-f e O'f-u .. re s .. p ·r of es s i o'·n ·al · t e c.h n i c a t· l n s. p e ct i ·o n , t i m j,n g ··, · . and scori-'ngi ;

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.FRT 200 ,..,. Andy ~CMillin Gets The overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Cousins Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner teamed in their Honda powered Henry's chassis to take the win in Class 10. Miller was two minutes behind him. "We couldn't beat Hovey here until Hovey had planned to run at a my son statted to drive!" very steady pace and hope for an The Class 10 cars had actually error by McMillin. He didn't man- started at the front of the pack, be-age to get that done. On the fourth cause in last year's event Smitty lap he lost a power steering belt and Schmidt and Geprge Smith had had to drive seven miles before he been the overall winners. They were could get a new one from his pit. first off the line, with George driv-Then the crew had a hard time in- ing the Honda powered Chenowth, stalling the new one. He lost seven and looking forward to that dust-minutes all told. McMillin moved free lap. It may have been dust-free, into the lead. In the meantime, Miller but it wasn't quick. He had some dropped out when his rear wheel dreadful problem that cost about and hub assembly failed. And Wad-47 minutes to fix. And while he and dell had slowed down a lot after the his crew were solving their problem, crew had noticed cracks developing Matt Loiodice went into the lead. in the front end. He had a little over two minutes on Andy McMillin soloed his VB powered Porter to the overall victory at the April FRT 200 at Plaster City West. Hovey went on, still hoping Mc-Jimmy Slaughter, in·aJimco. Slaugh-Millin would make an error and give ter was driving his first off road race, him a chance to catch up. But it although he's done lots of playing wasn't to be. Instead, Hovey's spring around in the dirt in the past. And plate failed, his rear suspension col- he's no stranger to racing, but he's lapsed, and he was out of the race been racing boats until now. In third on the fifth lap. He later said that it was Mike Belk in a Lothringer. Andy"drovewell-he'll be something · And in fourth it was Kory Halopoff, else in a couple of years!" in a Henry's chassis. Halopoffhadn't Andy McMillin soloed his dad's V8 Chevy powered Po·rter to the overall win at the FRT 200 in April, earning the first third generation overall victory for the McMillin fam-ily. He also earned the special bonus purse of $500 for winning overall. But the 15 year old wasn't the only third generation racer having a good day at the Fud race. Harley Lerner and his cousin, Kory Halo-poff, took the win in Class 10 and finished second overall. Lerner is, of course, the son of Marty Lerner and the grandson of Danny, both suc-cessful for many years. Second in class 10 was Matt Loiodice son of Mike Julson, and grandson of Jim Julson, who also goes back into the dark ages of off road racing. There's lots of talent coming along to fill the shoes of retiring oldsters. The course was about 25 miles in length, rocky, and a combination of very fast and very rough. It was dusty, and the breezes couldn't be counted on to keep it clear. While the weather was mild and comfort-able for racing, the wind kept shift-ing direction. It was a six lap race for everyone except the Sportsmen, who were to do only three. Class 1 had a familiar look at first with Chuck Hovey out in front in his 2800cc powered Raceco. He had recorded the fast lap of the race, OBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15x3.5 & 15x6.S $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 Page 42 (702) 247-1266 · We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX at 20:23, but he was only 47 se~-onds up on McMillin at the end of that first lap, and at the end of the second lap they were on the same minute. McMillin had way more horsepower, but Hovey has way more experience. Josh Waddell, in his new Chevy V8 powered TLR Truggy, was third, and Brent Miller, in another 2800cc VW powered Raceco, was fourth. Hovey was back in front by the end of the third lap, but he had only 35 seconds on McMillin. Waddell was about 13 minutes back, some-thing wrong with his front end, and McMillin's only stop came at the been able to pre-run, so his naviga-end of the second lap when his crew tor had come out and gone around had to replace a spare tire that had the course. That might have been a fallen off the mount, and they fu-big help except that they had just eled him while they were at it. 0th-discovered that the intercom in their erwise, his trip was uneventful. He helmets wasn't working, so they had did the six laps, or 150 miles, in a to communicate the old fashioned time of 2:20: 18. His dad, Scott, said, way, by hand signals. Loiodice still led at the end of the second lap, and Slaughter was still in second place, but the, hand signals were working, and Halopoff had moved up to third place. He was five and a half minutes in back of Loiodice, but only six seconds be-hind Slaughter. There was still no sign of Smith and Schmidt. Vic Bruckmann did all the driving in-his Jimco, and he had no trouble at all, recorded At the end of the third lap Halo-poff had taken over the lead. Loiodice ran second, having lost some time when a tire rolled off the wheel as he went around a corner. He hadn't even realized it had gone flat. He was just six seconds in front of Slaughter. Smith and Schmidt were running again, pushing hard and way back, but their third lap was the fast one for the class, at 23:34 as they tried to catch up. The order stayed the same through the fourth lap, and the fifth, except that Schmidt and Smith didn't finish that one. the class fast lap and won the 1200 class. Ray McKinzie did all the driving in his Sportsman class Chenowth car, with 2180cc VW motor, and took the win. June 2003 Harley Lerner had taken over for Halopoff, and his first lap was a bit off the pace, since he didn't know the course, but it wasn't enough to let Loiodice catch him. He got to within three minutes. Letner was progressively quicker the final two laps, and took the win by three min-utes and 38 seconds. Loiodice was 18 minutes in front of Slaughter, who finished third. He reported one stop when they'd hit a big rock and thought they flattened a tire. It wasn't damaged, but the stop cost them. They'd also nearly come a cropper crossing the start/finish line at the end of their laps, and the Dusty Times

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George Smith and Smitty Schmidt-had major problems early in the ~=-~='-'-'-'"'-="'""'""'"'==~-~-~~ Chuck Hovey was fighting hard in Class 1 to stay in front, but he had one small problem and then one big one that put his 2800cc Raceco in the DNF column. day. but when they got going again they were fairly flying and recorded Matt Loiodice soloed in his Jimco to a close second place in Class 10 after losing some time when a tire rolled off the rim. the fast lap for Class 10. FRT's head honcho, Fud, had needed to scurry away or be run over as Slaughter tip toed past the line on just his front wheels. He never did that again, and they worried ---about Fud's welfare, but they'd ac-tually missed him by quite a lot. The Class 12 cars were next off the line, with a contingent of six competitive racers. At the end of the first lap Vic Bruckmann had the lead in his Jimco, but he had only 58 seconds on Jeff Moore in his M&T Racecars chassis (Moore co-drove to the class win at the Parker 415 in this car). Running third it was Kenny Stroud in his Raceco, and none of the others were far be-hind. Bruckmann had stopped at the end of his first lap, thinking he might have a flat, but his crew said everything was in good shape and sent him on his way. Oh Lap 2 Bruckmann recorded the first lap for the class, at 26:50, and now he had a minute and 57 seconds lead on Moore. Stroud was still third, a minute and 19 seconds later. On the third lap Bruckmann again recorded the fast lap for the class, the same 26:50, and now he had three minutes and nine seconds on Moore. Stroud didn't come around again, so Marcos Robles moved into third place in his Chen-owth, about eight minutes back. It was still Bruckmann in front . at the end of the fourth lap, and now Greg Anderson had taken over for Moore. He was running second, followed by Tim Noe, in a Jimco (used to be Mike Cohen's car) he shares ownership of with Tommy Watson. Watson was on the radio giving him mile by mile encourage-ment. Noe hadn'traced·in 17 years, but he hadn't forgotten much. Robles was down on power, and didn't know why, but he'd lost about three minutes, and couldn't get the car running well for the bal-ance of the race. At the end of the fifth lap Bruck-mann stopped to have some fuel dumped in his car. It was "hopping" he said, and he thought some weight would make it handle better. If it did it wasn't noticeable. He didn't lost anything, and stayed in front to take the win. Moore and Anderson finished second, saying they'd had a lot of fun, evel). though their front end "was bad." In third-it was Noe, ancl after 20 minutes Robles, still without full power, was fourth. Af-ter some discussion at the finish line, as Noe was recounting his problems, he mentioned that he hadn't had a throttle return spring. He'd asked his pit to give him one, but for some reason they hadn't done it. One hor-rified crew member 'fessed up that he'd put a new throttle return spring on Bruckmann's car, thinking he was the one who'd radioed the re-quest. "Oh," said Bruckmann, "I wondered why it got so stiff." There was only one entry in Class 5, and it got no distance at all. Jeff - Dusty Times Searle didn't even finish his first lap, his 350 c.i. Ford in the lead after and about three hours after he the first lap, but he was only 16 sec-started he was towed back into the on.ds in front of Kurt Kupiec, in a pit area. Chevy, who'd never raced here be-the fast time for the class, at 25:51, on the second lap and he looked good doing it, but then he never came around again. problem was a leaking power steer-ing cooler, so he tied it off and went on his way. Wilson's third lap was an hour an9 52 minutes long, but he ran pretty well after that. Unfortu-Class 8, the big trucks had a fore. In third it was Scott Wilson, in three truck race. Robert Wagner had a 350 c.i. Chevy. Wagner recorded On the third lap Kupiec went into .the lead, and he stayed there. His only Continued on page 45 contingency $100cash + $400 product A$5000FFER June 2003 ~ightforce's new HID Blitz is the most powerful and efficient light in the off-road world. HID Blitz features a 9.5-inch parabolic reflector and draws the -equivalent of a 35 watt bulb. Shatterproof, waterproof and lightweight polycarbonate construction ensures rugged durability from a unit weighing half that of competitors. An integrated ballast-the first of its kind in off-road-makes installation easy. Our trademark filter system allows you to change the color or pattern of the beam in seconds. The brightest light, most durable, most versatile and easiest to install ... This is no poser. HID Blitz rocks! Page 43

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Jeff Moore and Greg Anderson had some front end trouble, but still brought their M & T Racecars chassis to the finish in second place in Class 1200. Garit Wallace drove all the way in his Formula 1600 car, and even David Doreworth drove all the way in his Mirage and was up to with a too-stiff suspension and the wrong setup on his shocks he second for a while, but dropped back to third in the 1600 class, only finished second. 30 seconds out. nately, he didn't get his sixth lap com-pleted. Kupiec took the win, saying, "What a lot of fun! This is great!" The 1600 cars started next and there was a bonus purse of $1,000 for the winner of this class, guaran-teeing some hard racing. Paul Keller was in front in his Mirage at the end of the first lap, but he had just 52 seconds on Nathan Goodsell in an ORBS. In third it was Kevin Walsh in a Bunderson, another two sec-onds back, and Larry McCallum, Jr. ran fourth in a Jimco, a minute and Paul Keller had a clean race going in the 1600 class until the last couple of miles of the last lap, when things started to fall apart. He still took the win in his Mirage. four seconds further back. Everyone got that first lap done, and all within five minutes. But they didn't all get the second lap done, and it was a surprise that Kevin and Kent Graves were the ones to go missing. They're usually there at the finish. Keller was still in front and this time he'd recorded the fast lap time for the class, at 28:35. Now he had almost three minutes on Walsh, and McCallum moved up to third, with David Doreworth, in a Mirage now in fourth. Danny and Steve Naylor, driving their second ra~e in their Raceco, broke the bolts in their spring plate, and waited a long time (nearly two hours) for some replacement bolts, before they could go on. On the third lap Keller had built his lead to just under five minutes, and it was still Walsh in second place. Doreworth wa~ now third and Garit Wallace, in a For~ula 1600 chassis, had come up to fourth. Goodsell had rolled his· car, which blew the right front shock and broke the seat l<IIVG.:C~&OGY 714.530.8701 • .FAX714.530.B70!2 1040J:l 1RA5KAV£, UNff A• GARDENGROV£ CA 9.:l843 11tM!NV.ldngshodcs.corn . Page 44 June 2003 ---;-------,-;-;;----,-------,--;--------:---=-----::-=-:c=------:---,--,-mounts, but he was still moving. back up into his face. Keller didn't Danny McMillin, in a Jimco, was waste any time thinking about re-running very evenly paced laps and pairs. He just headed for the finish following instructions from dad line. His last lap was only about three (Mark), who'd said to "cool it" for minutes slower than his previous the first three laps. laps, and he was at the finish line/ At the end of the fourth lap as post race tech area for ten minutes Keller continued to lead, before second place showed up. He Doreworth had moved into second, said driving that way "was a. little seven minutes back. Wallace was · dirtier." By winning the 1600 race third, his suspension too stiff, and he earned the $1,000 bonus, which his shock set-up not right, so the he probably needed to repair the front end was taking a beating. Miles race car. Wallace finished second, Wyatt had taken over for Goodsell and Doreworth, who was racing for and he ran fourth. · only the third tim~, was third, only On the next lap it was still Keller, 30 seconds later. He was still racing Doreworth and Wallace, but now hard at the finish and came over the Walsh was up to fourth as Wyatt line on two wheels. Walsh was fourth · dropped back a little. McMillin 's and Goodsell and Wyatt were fifth, torsion bars apparently sagged, and followed in by McMillin. the ride got a lot rougher for him. There was just one small truck. Keller got about 22 miles around Geoff and Tyler Milke teamed in the 25 mile course before disaster their Ford, and had a good trip for hit. All of a sudden his right front most of the day. Geoff did th.e first corner broke off. It just went. He four laps, then let his son, Tyler, was left on three wheels, the right who's 17 years old do the last two. It bottom edge of the beam plowing a was Tyler's bad luck to get pulled up furrow and tossing dirt and rocks short by a plugged fuel filter. It took 2.6" --€'bi!£~ Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom qnd produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! Dusty Times

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Julie Kem and Ray Neff started the day with bad brakes on their Geoff and Tyler Milke shared the driving in their Ford, had some Kemco and played catch up for the rest of the way, finished second trouble with a fuel filter, but still managed a fine finish. by 22 seconds. · Willi~m Prario and Telly Philo teamed in their Jimco and drove the tightest race of the day, to take the win in Class 9. a while to figure out what the prob-McCain and Gardner had lost make up for the rest of the time lost lem was (it always does), but they about five minutes and dropped to with the brake fix all in two laps. He finally just happened to bang on it, third, a minute behind Kem. came close. Philo was having a hard and the motor came back to life, so Telly Philo got into the Prario car, time believing how hardNeff pushed they went on to finish. They were and settled in for a nice consistent the car, and of course, he had to push pretty late getting to the finish, but ride, knowing he had a go09 cush- this hard to hold onto the lead. At they had a good time. ion on the Kern car, and knowing the finish both drivers were out of Class 9 was probably the most that McCain and Gardner were hav-breath. They came in practically to-exciting race of the day. And it ingsome problem. He was three min- gether, and no one could tell who'd helped that there was a $500 bonus utes in front at the end of Lap 4, won. Ultimately, Prario and Philo for the winner in this class. At the and McCain and Gardner had had it by 22 seconds. There was a end of the first lap Julie Kern had dropped a bit further off the pace. certain irony in the situation, because the lead in her Kernco, with nearly But Kern had an ace up her sleeve. Prario and Philo had broken a shock three minutes on each of the others. She put 14 year old Ray Neff into in practice on Friday and had to William Prario was second in a her car for the last two laps. borrow a shock from the Kem fam-Jimco, and rod McCain and Dave Philo still had the lead at the end ily in order to be able to race. McCain Gardner ran third, 16 seconds later. of the fifth lap, but his cushion had and Gardner radioed that they'd lost But Kern had lost her brakes and dropped to two minutes and 41 sec-their transmission and needed a tow spent some time in her pit getting onds. And-on the last lap he back home. things fixed. watched in surprise as the Kern car The Sportsman class was a couple three year old motor, and also find- Baja California, on August 15th ing his suspension a bit too soft. But and 16th. Then they go back to the he got his three laps done also, for a California desert for the Supersti-second place. · tion night race on October 18th and The next FRT event will be a 19th, and close out the year with combination event, working with the December 31st Dash at Plaster CODE, and taking place in Jacume, City West. · At the end of the second lap passed him. But he figured it would of buggies this time, one a Raceco Prario had the lead by three min- be all right, because all he had to do with a 2007cc motor, driven by Don utes and it was McCain and Gardner was stay within 40 seconds of it to Gibson, and the other a Chenowth in ~econd and Kem in third, now stay in front. So he gave the car a with a 2180, driven by Ray McKinzie. almost nine minutes down. By the little more gas. 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ir L -WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS AT GILA BEND Ed Beard Splashes Ta An overall Win By Mike Del Col Photos: Kim Cook It was wet and chilly and muddy but that didn't deter Ed Beard from taking the Class 10 win as well as the overall at Gila Bend. Whiplash has sure had some bad luck when it comes to Gila Bend. In a race that used to be known as the "Gila Monster", one event after another has changed the shape of this course. The first blow was a land use issue that pro-tected much of the land where the race course ran, to a funeral one year ·that delayed the start of the race for several hours out of respect. .. (the cemetery is adjacent to the track) to several days of pouring rain in 2003 in the days lead-ing to the event. The promise of a very soggy course, which was already short-ened, made for a small rumout. But -like the U.S. mail-neither rain, nor sleet, nor show slowed Ed Beard from put• ting together a fast run and earning the overall title at a soggy Whiplash Gila Bend race. Ed's Class 10 Toyota pow-ered racer was choking during the first moto, which saw the Miller/Mills team run away with the race and an early advanrage.'Ed's TCY)Qta was running on three cylinders for several laps before Page 46 finally cleaning out. Once Ed "let the dogs out" he finished the moto strong, and took the momentum into race #2 of the day, and to the overall win. Ed's margin at the end was just about five minutes over the M&M team. He also gets the trophy for turning the fastest lap of the day with a steaming eight minute 32 second lap. The problem Ed was having was a familiar one, since he had the same problem in Parker a couple of years ago after subjecting his racer to a car wash the night before the race. The moisture seems to sit in the distributor until a little heat is gener-~ Then it "rains" or condenses on the inside -causing all of the problems. An interesting failure to be sure, and one that is tough to detect before going racing. Ed is sponsored by Beards Su-per Seats, and McKenzies. The Miller and Mills team also had a good race, and gave Ed a good run for the check-ers, but came up a little short at the end. They also had a couple of distractions, with a loose oil vent line causing most of the concern. The team was really just happy to be racing again, after a one year plus layoff from the sport. The team is sponsored by Bill Henry Auto, and Geiser Brothers. Jarrett Lemley had a quiet race and finished both motos for a fine third _place finish. Lemley is sponsored by AZ Fiberglass. The Class 1 ranks had two tough competitors, with the Whitmoyer team earning the victory. The supersonic Mazda powered racer was sounding a little rough, but kept moving and got the win in both heats. Ross turned con-sistent laps and finished third overall. The competition in Class 1 fell by the wayside early. The Steve Labrie entry, a.le.a. the "Supersonic Banana" had a tough day. Steve mustered only two laps on the day, with some motor troubles spelling the end of the race. Gila Bend was pretty tough on the trucks on this day as well All of the trucks had troubles, but Billy Tsakiris got his Ford the furthest, and earned the win. Bill's truck had cooling issues after mud packed his. radiator during the frrst moto. A quick cleaning was made, and the truck was good to go for Moto 2. He was an easy winner in both heats, and the class winner as well Bill is spon-sored by Mixteca Mexican Food. Benny Fenn had his Ford Ranger in hot pur-suit, but got the ignition wet in the first moto, and was unable to get to the start line ion time for the second moto while trying to dry out the truck. We did get there eventually, and put in some fast laps before retiring. The Racing Randall boys tµmed the fastest lap of the class with a 9:55 lap ... too bad it was the only lap they would complete all day. They had multiple failures to put them out, including a broken inner 0/ that took out their four wheel drive, and a bro-ken rear axle that finished them off. The Class 1600 guys had a great race going, and had the largest field of the draw with five eager competitors. Bill Stoner got a well deserved win after a flat tire in the early running put him down, and handed the Moto 1 win to a very excited Larry Ayers. Larry was un-able to catch Stoner in the later round, and Stoner dominated for the victory with "Wild" Bill Krug sneaking in for a second place finish on the weekend. Bill June 2003 Ross Whitmoyer showed no mercy, he took the gold medal in both heats and was the Class, 1 winner at Gila Bend. The Class 8 honors went to Billy Tsakiris, his truck was a mud collecter but he managed to win both heats. had his "stadium" 1600 here for this race, and the ride looked a little rough. As Bill said "lt'splentyfast, )UUjustcan't ride it!!!"Wild Bill was feeling pretty beat up in the little car. Larry Ayers had a disappointing end to his race in Moto 2 while challenging for the lead. Larry's Gear One sponsored racer broke a rocker stud on the motor, and that ended his day. The Adams racing team had a tough break after tearing up the. course,.and leaving the field behind early _in the race. The team broke the shifter clean off the chassis, and was unable to make repairs. The Mike Shivers racing team was unable to make repairs. The Mike Shivers racing team had terminal problems in Moto 1 as well. Mike was really iooking to take charge at the race, but wound up on his lid twice on the first lap, in successive comers. The roll-overs cost him mucho time, but a failed clutch sealed the deal ln the Class 9 Challenger contest, Kevin Blackwell earned his first victory Continued on page 48 Bill Stoner took the 1600 honors, a flat in heat one cost him but he came back to take the second heat and the overall class win. In the class 9 (Pro Challenger) contest it was Kevin Blackwell all the way, he won both motos for the overall win. Dusty Times

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• The Miller/Mills duo won the first moto, second in the second moto Bill Krug drove his rough ridin' Stadium car to a nice second in the Larry Ayers was a delighted first moto winner, he was third in the and that relegated them to an overall second spot in class 10. 1600 contest at Gila Bend. second moto and that gave him third overall in 1600. Dave Cookman really charged hard and was very close to a victory, The Sportsman Limited class was uncontested, Mike O'Donnel took Second place in the Pro B Class went to Benny Fenn, he had problems in the second moto but the silver medal was his. but he was second in both motos, second overall in sportsman 10. the heat wins and the gold medal for the class. with tight wins in both motos. Kevin with these guys, and it was Blackwell get-Blackwell is sponsored by Marana Ca.r-and challenger Brad Leakey were doin' ting the nod by a sllm 21 seconds. pets. Brad's 911 car is sponsored by the some bumping and grinding, with nei- Blackwell is just 17 years old, and was Phoenix Fire Department, Renegade ther yielding to the other. ltwas a street competing in his first ever pro event Just Products, CPR plus, and Geiser Broth-fight Everything came down to Moto 2 a chip off the old block in seems... ers. Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of military-specification wiring systems for all motorsport applications MoTeC Engine Management end Date Acquisition Systems Robust 32-bit sequential fuel and spark control systems built to withstand extreme racing end pre-running . punishment. Turn-key systems available for all popular off-road engine packages. D ig ital display and data. acquis it ion systems for all levels of competition. Engine and chassis dynamometer services available. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 688 S. State College Blvd, Suite F Fullerton, CA 82B31 Tel: 714-446-8473 Fax: 714-446-8247 Page 48 Utilizing the finest Raychem System 25 components, the industry standard for ell professional racing sanctions. Engineering, assembly, and comprehensive testing performed 100% in-house. Complete harness assemblies end c ircuit control components ere available to suit your budget. High-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Meters Lightweight, stand-alone system works with all engines and alternate fuels -carbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know exec Cly whet their engine is doing. No fleshing lights -just the facts ... Neil iC Co e nurnber! ,<:: ="'----~---........ _,.;;;:::~..&!I... <..&!I... ii:: ..&!I...' ""'1Crr□RSPCJ8T ELECTRONICS vve're making connect,ons ... June 2003 David Fenn was the only competi-tor in the Sportsman Unllmited class. David was able to pound out two very quick laps before succumbing to the desert Mike Herrick had a great race going in the Sport 10 division, with tight wins over a very hard charging Dave Cookman. Cookman was leading early, but got confused when he encountered a golf cart full of kids coming the oppo-site way on the track. Dave thought he had wandered off course, and turned around to retrace his steps. I twas right into the path of Herrick who flew past him and on to victory. Cookman was unable to rerover the lost time. The race was even tighter in Moto 2 where the guys were neck and neck till the last lap-where Cookman's car required a stop for a checkup. Dave is sponsored by D.O.C. Powdercoat Mike was able to finish out, and was the class winner. Hondo Jimenez ran consistent laps, but was only able to muster a third place finish on the day. Grant Wilson had his familiar little blue Bronco in Gila Bend, and ran unop-posed for a class win. Mike O'Donnel brought his racer to Gila Bend, and earned a win in the Sportsman limited class. Despite the soggy conditions, it actu-ally turned out to be a great race, with nice weather, and plenty of moisture on the ground to keep the dust down. The racing was fierce. Next stop on the Whip-lash trail is the Rock to Rock coming in May. See you there! · In the Sportsman 10 Division it was Mike Herrick all the way. he took both motos and the class honors were his after a good fight. The Sportsman Truck win went to Grant Wilson, his Bronco taking and uncontested win in both heats. Dusty Times

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-r CORE had a great tum out for SNORE Buffalo Bill race. A big tum out of 1-27 1600 cars sine~ this was a sanctioned Pro 1600 race. 'CORE supported eight race cars. CORE supplied three outlying pits along with a main pit. We could not ask for better weather at Primm. The course was kept clear of the usual dust with a nice wind and clear skies. The expected rain did not make an appearance. Now, here is the race report. Davy Girdner was running his 2-1600 car. The chassis and motor were both built by Tom Creig Sr. When Davy was asked how his race went, he said "The car ran great, we picked up four spots in the first 25 miles." Davy also mentioned the course was well marked in some places. But other areas lacked proper "course markings. · 1n one of those poorly marked areas, he made a wrong tum that cost a couple of minutes. Once back on course, his co-driver Kevin Henrikson noticed the oil pressure gauge was erratic. Turns out, Davy hit a rock, broke the push rod tube protector that bent the rod into the head. Davy turned off the motor before any more damage could take place and loaded the car on the trailer. Randy Jones was running strong all day in his Bunderson single seat 1600 car. He ran into troubles with the steering. He ran-ten miles on three wheels, slowing him down 45 minutes off the pace. Randy did manage to wrestle his car to the finish line placing 17th in the class. Brian Ziegler had a roll over on the first lap in his 1600 car. The area it happened wasn't a good one. It took Brian about 4 5 minutes to roll it back over. He returned to the course only to brake a stub axle a few miles later. After spending considerable amount of time repairing it, ~e went on to finish two laps then decided to pack it up. Don Johnson, in his two seat 1600 car, changed a tire in Pit A Ted Braxhoofden made a great leap of faith out of the way when Don, ready to get back to racing, ran over the jack. Don ran consistent all day. Don finished in eighth place. Good job. Kenny Freeman rolled his car on the first lap. Once he righted it something was lodged in the main jet in the carburetor. CORE in Pit C fixed that problem and sent Kenny on his way. Cody Freeman got in the car on the second lap. On the third lap, the ring gear blew and ended their day. Kenny wanted CORE members to know that he said "Thanks for all their help." Johnny Burns number 985 was the only CORE car in that class. CORE changed hanged a rear tire on the first lap in Pit B. Johnny was still driving hard. On Lap 2, Johnny got tangled up with a 1600 car. After being hit twice, it put Johnny on his side. He managed to upright his car and get back on the course. Even though there. was some front end damaged, Darin McGuffin got into the car and brought home a seventh place fmish. Tom and Jerry Coon running in the Sportsman class, showed up in a full size Dodge with Ford suspension and Chevy motor. He was running well until the motor started to overheat We pulled into Pit A, where the crew was able to fill up the radiator and load him up with extra water should it happen again. After a jump start, off he went. He later returned with a hole in the radiator that ended his day. Brad Inch had an excellent first lap and a half driving his single seat 1600 Lothringer car. After a driver's change in Pit B, Tom Lindsey took over the wheel he had not completed a lap, when the transmission started to disintegrate. He pulled over, explained the problem over the radio. Brad, hearing what happened, called it a day and loaded his car on the trailer. Pit support couldn't be made possible without the dedicated help from the following CORE members and non-members. VISIT us AT OUFI \NEEISITE www.nevOCICIO'l'' S-WEPCO GEAR OIL #203 -#212 -#201 10% OFF/CASE LOiS HEAVY DUTY CHALLENGER RIMS 930 CY'S Ai A LOW PRICE $44.95EACH ORBUY .4 Ai 39.95 EACH NEW 4.86 002 BUS RING & PINIONS. 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Also helping out was Lacy Weiss, Tom Creig, Sr. along with Wayne Goodyear and Dave Firestone. PITC: Bob (always talking on the radio) Depew, along with his better half, Allison and Dave Girdner, Sr. made up this pit CORE would like to thank Tim Baker for storing the CORE trailer on his properry. Thanks Tim. If you would like more information regarding CORE, what This is the system run by most off road race winners \. the club is about, and out pit service contact me at e-mail: or (818) 703-1971 or Brad Inch at. (818) 352-9035. ,,,-B:, Wes Wisdom Congratulations to Brian Logan for his big win at the SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400! With the large number of PRO1600 entries it was an extremely competitive race. Brian is one of the nicest and fastest racers around. It's good to see him win a big race. It sounds like everybody had a good time at the race. There were reports of volleyball games and picnics in the middle of 1-15 Friday night before the race. 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delayed on the way to Primm Valley nee Stateline, NV. Apparently traffic problems stopped any kind of northbound movement but racers will have fun whatever the circumstances. It was also reported that someone was handcuffed to a wheelchair because he was getting a little rowdy. See what I mean about racers having fun? Just wish I had been there. Your humble writer wasn't able to be at Buffalo Bill's because I was at the Long Beach Grand Prbc. Too many races on the same weekend again. The reason I bring this up is, that I toured the Auto Expo at the Grand Prbc, I came upon Brent Parkhouse's 1/2;1600 on display. It was fresh from the M.O.R.E. race a couple of weeks earlier and still had some "race scars" on it A grass roots racer got some attention even if the Tecate Girls weren't there. This brings up a "Brent" story. · Seems that, due to erroneous information, Brent's car was the last display left after the convention center cleaned up on Monday. They called him to get it removed within the hour or it would be impounded. Brent hurried down to Long Beach and drove it out of the hall. After taking a couple oflaps on the Grand Prbc course he put it in Valet parking at the hotel. Sure is fun having Brent around! -It's time for a mid-season progress report on how F.A.l.R. racers are doing. In SCORE, Dale Ebberts is The best 4-speed in the desert just got better! cleaning up in Class 1. He has won both races this year and so is leading Class I and is in third Overall! James Golden, with his second place finish at San Felipe, has moved into third place in Class 1/2-1600 and is only one point out of second. M.O.R.E. has Jerry Longo leading in Class 1/2-1600. In fact, F.A.I.R. racers have five of the top ten positions in that class. Greg Blakeman is in fourth place, Frank Wagoner is fifth, Curt Geer is eighth and Mike Malloy is 10th. Harry Dunne leads Class 9, John Criswell is leading Class 5 and the Fays are first in Class 7. Bill Markel is • third in Class 1 with Richard Lesher right behind in fourth place. In the MDRseries, Chris Bowman has a big lead in Class 5 after winning the Mojave 250. Chris is a new F AI.R member and is really an asset to the club. He has taken on a lot of the pitting chores and pitched in at all the races. Thanks, Chris. James Golden is also racing MDR and leads the Class 1600 points. It's a very successful season for their team so far! F.A. I. R. will be at all the upcoming races, including the MDR Ridgecrest 300, May 16-17, and the SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada and the M.O.RE. Kartek300 in Lucerne Valley, both on the weekend of May 30-31. Very busy three weeks. Hopefully, the results that we'll; report next month will show all of these racers are moving up the standings. 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 so Now for some updates on various F.A.I.R. members. Harry Dunne is finally finishing up his new Class 9 car. Reports are it really looks good and Harry is anxious to get it to the next race. By the way, Harry's son, Christopher, is now old enough to get his CA Learner's Permit. Keep that in mind when you are driving around Victorville. Greg Blakeman sold half of his racing stable, the two-seat Mirage, to Demolition Derby ace and F&L Race Fuel honcho, Matt Cullen. Haven't heard what Matt's plans are as yet but Greg is still using him as his co-driver. No, it's not to prevent getting beat by his old car, it's just a good parmership. Scott Wisdom also sold half of his racing stable, the single seat Chenowth. The single seater was fast but he thinks his two-seat Mirage is the way to go. The Mirage is currently in the "Bare Frame" stage so it will be .a while before he'll be racing it. F.A.l.R. President, Tom Sobray, has offered to host a visitor from Sweden, Fredrik Ulfsberg, at the SCORE Henderson Terrible's 250 in July. Even though he isn't bringing the Swedish Bikini Team, Tom is looking forward to meeting him and taking him around to some of our local fabricators. Itwilfbe Frederik's first desert racing experience. From Scandinavia to the desert in July? Wow! What a neat cultural exchange this will be. We hope he'll be able to make it to one of our meetings. June 2003 Speaking off.A.LR. meetings, we have some exciting guests coming up. John Bitting of fame will be at the May 21st meeting. We'll let you know about it next month. Jim Ober of Trackside Photo is coming June 4th. We're looking forward to learning how he makes those great photos. Maybe he'll explain to me why I can't get the same results from my Kodak Brownie. As you can see from the Mid-season Report, F.A.I.R. is made up of s9me very good racers. If you ask them about their success, they'll tell you that they couldn't do it without excellent pit support and F.A.I.R. gives the best. That's because we're made up of the best people. Anybody that wants to get involved in racing should come to a F.A.I.R meeting. They are open to everybody, racer, pitter or anyone that just likes racing. We always meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month and it starts at 8:00 p.m. _sharp (or close to it). Be at the Radisson Hotel in Fullerton. It's on the north side of the 91 Fwy, just east of Harbor Blvd. Best In The Desert Terrible's Town 250 April 26, 200, Pahrump, Nevada. Protruck Winner: Jeff Dickerson, Ford #1223 'THREAT RACING' TEAM HITS THEJACKPOT Jeff Dickerson and Jimmy Nuckles bring home the gold! PAHRUMP, NV, April 26 -In a few short years, Best In The Desert Racing Association's "Terrible's Town 250" is among the favorite races on Casey Folks calendar, attracting competitors from across the southwest. It was a beautiful weekend in the small Nevada town and seven Protruck entries were ready to take on the rough Nevada desert. The 250 mile loop started and finished in the town of Pahrump, 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas. In five hours, four minutes and 37 seconds Jeff Dickerson with co-driver Jimmy Nuckles, of Brawley, Ca took the win and the lead of the Protruck Points Championship. ~e # 1223 Threat Racing Ford started off in the hands of Protruck veteran Jimmy Nuckles and at Pit 7 Jeff Dickerson took over. The team claims they had no problems and just "cruised." Well anyone who saw these guys knows that they were sure "cruising" FAST. They finished 13th in the overall finishings and are back at the top of the Protruck Points. Among other win11ings, Jeff will also receive $1,500 from the Best In The Desert Ford Contingency program. *The second place trophy was awarded to the Ford # 1226 of AI Hogan. He also had a "great run" with minimal problems. He says, "the pits worked good, the truck worked good and it was a fun little run." Darren Donnes rode with Al and they finished in 5: 11:29.Al won $750 from The Best In The Desert Ford Contingency program. *Rob Reinertson brought his #1234 RJR Ford into a third place finish. He says he had three goals for this event. "#1 was to finish, #2 was to finish with all the body panels on, and # 3 was to win." Well, he reached the first two goals no problem and if he didn't have two flats the third goal may have been in closer reach. Tony Guzman rode with Rob and they finished in 5: 15:26. *Fourth place went to Rick L. Johnson and the Agave Motorsports team in the Toyota Tundra #1236. He says, "The race went good, truck ran really good and had no mechanical problems." Rick had two flats within five miles of each other, which put him behind on the clock. Co-driver Regie Dunlap drove from Mile 106 to the finish and did an awesome job. They th,mk Webcam Racings Cams, and Castillo Motorsports for the excellent motor work along with his flawless Agave Motorsports pit crew. *The Stiles Racing family Ford #1217 finished fifth. Jim Stiles drove with rider Chris Hoff and had some bad tire luck between Pits 3 and 4. He says it took some time to get that handled and "went mock 9 to the finish with no problems." *John Bec;ker lost a transmission around Mile 200 and DNF. Dave Hunt the engine at Mile 6 and DNF. By Branden Ushijima Rain. Lots of it. At Rim of the World? The most daunting competi-tor at the 2003 Rim of the World Rally held in the mountains above Palmdale, was the weather. A large storm front invaded Southern Cali-fornia during the weekend, turning the roads into an unhealthy mush of clay-like mud with large stones hid-den just under the surface. Many turned out for this year's expanded Pare Expose, held at the newly opened Pelona Vista Park, which replaced the Super Special Stage that had signified the previous year's opening activities. In this sec-ond round of the 'Battle of the Big Two' between Mitsubishi and Suba-ru, each manufacturer set up large tents housing the latest rally machin-ery. Making an appearance this year was special quest Nicky Grist, one of the most successful WRC co-drivers of all time. Those who were able to talk with the rally legend found him to be a very approachable gent who was very interested in the future of American rallying. The 80 car starting grid of this year's rally included a diverse field, including twin brothers Eugene and Felix Wong's New Mini, the Audi TT of Eric MaCaire a nd Trevo1 Dusty Times

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Donison's new Acura RSX. The his- driving off into the distance, on toric class was graced with Glenn · . their way to the first stage. Wallace's unbelievably restored The first stage was the tarmac Cortina GT and Scon Harvey's Por-Magic Mountain stage. As teams ar-sche 912, proving there was some- rived at the finish controls, a num-thing for nearly everyone's tastes. Of ber of co-drivers began experienc-course, it wouldn't be a rally without ing the effects of motion sickness. the throngs of Subaru lmprezas and For Pacific Northwest locals Gary Mitsubishi Lancers scattered through- Cavett and Erik Lyden in their green out all the 4WD classes. With 17 lmpreza, there was only frustration lmprezas starting this year's rally, it's and disappointment after being the amazing to think that just six years victims of a hit-and-run inciden__t ago the only lmpreza entered at during transit to the Magic Moun-RotW was Paul Eklund's original liz.. tain stage. ard-laden Subaru. The Subaru Rally Being one of the few rallies in the Teai:n USA debuted their brand new U.S. that still runs a night stage, Rim 2004 based rally cars hoping to re-of the World presents exciting spec-kindle their 2002 successes, but the tator opportunities. With the storm relatively new Mitsubishi Rally Team _ out in full for~e for· the Friday night USA has already proven it chal- spectator stages, viewing the action lenge SR TUSA by winning the first became an adventure as well. Spec-round of the SCCA ProRally series tators that braved the cold winds at Sno*Drift in Michigan. and rain in the pitch black were The start of the rally began just treated to a soggy show of force by as the first few drops fell from the the teams who pressed on through storm darkened sky. The evening the night. For competitors, the satu-was eerily beautiful with a rainbow ra~ed roads and heavy fog through over the east horizon and the c·ertain _ areas hampered their storm front marching its way over progress, with many teams finding the mountains to the west where their way into the scenery. Notable each of the starting rally cars were incidents included the Dodge SRT-4 of Doug Shepherd and Pete Gladyz and the Subaru of Scott and Robert Trinder. · By the start of Stage 2 the weather began causing problems both on the course and inside the cockpit for a number of teams. De-spite prepping for the wet weather with various window treatments, · many drivers battled steamy win-dows, decreasing the already poor visibility of the fog-laden mou_ntain stages. On top of that, many teams found themselves straining to see through the darkness, lacking ap-propriate lighting. With mud pack-ing itself into the sides of the rally tires, effectively turning them into slicks, many drivers fought for trac-tion up steep grades and through turns. Tire choice would remain a critical factor for the remainder of the event, affecting everyone from the well prepared factory teams, to the Club rallyists running the week-end on two sets of dry gravel tires. The emergency evacuation of a rally official suffering from hypoth-ermia meant the final two stages of the night would be cancelled for the Club Rally competitors due to the time delay and deteriorating road . conditions. At the end of Friday night, the updated results plac;d David Higgins in the works Mitsubishi on top of the ProRally field, followed by Mark Lovell/Steve Turvey (SRTUSA), Lauchlin O'Sullivan/ Chris Edstrom (Mitsubishi Rally Team) and Rim veterans Leon Styles/John Dillon making an im-pressive run with their new Perforce sponsored Lancer. Friday final re-sults for Club Rally showed Styles/ Dillon in first, Ralph Kosmides/ Jimmy Brandt in•their Ruby's Diner sponsored lmpreza second and Paul Eklund/Jeff Price in third despite two flat tires during their run. Saturday opened with grey skies and more wet weather. The restart of the rally was delayed for an hour while officials determined whether the roads were passable due to the over-night rain. The verdict: the Del Sur ridgeline turnaround stage would only be run once; the evening's Liebre Mountain and Maxwell Road stages would be cancelled; and the Lake Hughes service area was fit for a mon-ster truck Mud Jam.Amazingly, most . of the 80 car field would be present for the restart at Pelona Vista. In the end, a total of eight out of originally planned 13 stages would be run for the ProRally. Higgins/ Barritt proved unstoppable, retain-ing the previous night's lead through-out the rest of the rally and adding another win for Mitsubishi over the reigning Manufacturer's Champion, Subaru. LovelVT urvey finished less than three minutes behind, fighting with a relative lack of grip due to tire choice, with O'Sullivan/Edstrom grabbing the last podium spot. Styles/ Dillon made an impressive show by finishing less than nine minutes be-hind the factory teams. Saturday's Club results again saw Styles/Dillon in first, the Eclipse of Steve Winter/Chris Bums in second, and Eklund/Price taking third. Congratulations to all the com-petitors who made it through the rally, along with praise to the course workers who parlayed discomfort to help keep the 2003 Rim of the World Rally running as smooth as possible. Visit for the latest information and full results of the rally. 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GUAM RACING FEDERATION SMOKIN' ·WHEELS Johnson And Manawa Big Winners By Judy Smith Photos: Judy Smith & Nils Castillo Ready for battle, lkuo Hanawa's lzusu took the win in the hour and a half enduro at the Guam Smokin' Wheels meet. Rick Johnson and Ikuo Hanawa were the big winners af-ter a weekend of exciting racing action at the Calvo Memorial Raceway on Guam. Completed in August of 2001, the Raceway featured plenty of comfortable grandstands, made even more comfortable by the ad-dition of shady covers in 2002. But Mother Nature took excep-tion, and in December of 2002 a major typhoon did some remod-eling. Most of the grandstands were airlifted into the nearby jungle, and the Guam Racing Federation had just four months to get the funding and the mate-rials for new grandstands in time for this year's April event. Henry Simpson, who ramrods this event each year, promises that· the new seating, which was com-pleted just the day before racing began, will "never blow away again." This time they're solid 1..oncrete. They're not just con-crete steps or concrete founda-tions, but a solid bulkhead of con-crete cast in the form of seats. They seem permanent. The track itself needed only some dirt added and the retresh-ment stand and restroom build-ing withstood the flurries of the typhoon. So the Guam Racing Federation was back up to speed fairly quickly, once they were able to begin the work. The island took a heavy hit from the typhoon, the worst in· 35 years, and four months after its visit there were still numerous signs of the carnages inflicted. Many folks are still living in tents; windows are still boarded up, even in nice tourist hotels, be-cause of a shortage of supplies. Trees look strange with all their · leaves shredded off, and chain link fences that caught the pieces of galvanized roof (talk about fly-ing guillotines!) then were pushed flat by the force of the wind. Lots of buildings are patched with ply-wood, and roofers are at work everywhere. It was a tough blow for the economy, but the resilient residents are making the best of it. There was a heavier military presence than on previous visits, and a steady stream of really big bombers i:ook off from the air-field at the north end of the is-land, for reconnaissance flights up into the neighborhood of North Korea·. This was during the height of the Iraqi war. The race track complex is an-other step closer to reaching its final goal, in that a quarter mile dragstrip has been completed now and it won't be long before the local speed demons will be having organized, and safer, drag races. While the work on other as-pects of the track goes forward, the ORF has a nice off road track and a terrific moto-cross course for their multitudes of bikers. As it had been last year, the scoring was all to be done by transpon-der, which worked efficiently and quickly to track every vehicle ev-ery lap. A very worthwhile gadget that. The schedule for this event started with practice for various groups on Thursday and Friday, and then racing on Saturday and Sunday. The Protrucks would have two heat races of 15 laps each -which was essentially about 15 minutes a heat. Then they had a 30 lap event. The "buggies" and trucks in other classes would all race at the same time, again, in two heats and a main event. Then the ORF had optimistically scheduled a three hour "Enduro" for late on Sunday afternoon-which was to include whichever Protrucks were still healthy enough to race, and any of the other vehicles stili running. Three hours proved to be over optimis-tic. Every other minute of Satur-day and Sunday was taken up by bikes and quads. The locals of Tetsuya Morimoto drove his VW Type IV Chenowth Magnum to victory in the Buggy Main Event on Sunday, he had a flat in the Enduro. both sexes start racing at about age four, and they all came out for a weekend of dirty fun. Thursday's practice almost proved to be too much for Tom Koch who tore off a corner of his truck while doing a brake test out on a far corner of the huge parking lot. It took some hasty welding to get him back together. And Jeff Dickerson's Dodge started spewing coolant, giving the team the idea that they'd lost a cylinder. Later in the evening they decided it might be just a head gasket, so Friday was dedicated to finding out exactly what had gone wrong. The local Dodge dealer, who was planning to drive the truck in the Sunday Enduro, volunteered a couple of his best men to help with the project. It turned out it was a blown head gasket, which they ascertained by sliding a "bore scope" into the in-nards of the motor, and while the repairs took some time, it was bet-ter than not racing after the long trio over there. Ironically, although this was the "dry" season and wildfires were a serious problem on the is-land, a major tropical storm was building in the Philippine Sea, to the southeast of Guam, and the threat of heavy rain, or even a typhoon, hung over the weekend. No one wanted a lot of rain, and they certainly hoped there would be no typhoon, but just enough rain to wet the dirt and hold down the dust would be consid-ered a plus. Saturday's first Protruck race started just before two o'clock, with everyone in line for the "landrush" start. They had drawn for start positions, and lined up at the top of a rise, about 150 feet from the first jump, which was a short double leading into a taller table-top. No one had man-aged to get the knack of taking the jump smoothly in practice, and there were some folks hob-bling around with painful backs as memories. Before lining up there'd been a "practice" lap to let them have a look at the condition of the track, since there'd been bikes and quads running around on it for hours, and the water truck had done some work also. Tom Koch's Ford stopped running down the practice lap and would not go again. He had to be towed off before che start. Eventually . they discovered that the problem had been a tiny piece of wire that fell into the needle and seat. As they completed their first lap, Dickerson held the lead, with Brian Stewart second in the Her-zog Ford and Dan Hunt in third in his Ford. But Dickerson's lead was short lived, and the truck quit running befqre he got through the second lap. It turned out that the coil wire had fallen off, but in the midst of a short course race it never occurred to him to jump out and check for that. Stewart moved into the lead and Rick Johnson had his Ford up close behind him and pushing hard. On the fifth lap Bryan Pine, a local jet boat racer who rented a ride in Dwight Lunkley's Ford, rolled over in the palm trees. Steve Knudson, in one of the Mango team Fords, slowed notice-ably, as his rear brakes began to lock up. He finally pulled off course, unable to free them up. Through the seventh lap Stew-art held the lead, but Johnson was right. there all the way. Then as they headed for the double jump on the eighth lap Stewart lost his power steering which caused him to botch a small turn a bit and Johnson went by. From that point on Johnson built a big lead, ultimately taking the win, with Hunt second and T~m Espy, in another Mango team Ford, in third place. Part of the bleachers were blown across the parking lot into the jungle during the December typhoon. Concrete seats are the new venue. The Pro Trucks started each event with a "Landrush" start. Here, Dan Hunt in his lowered Ford surges to the front at the start. The first "buggy" heat was the next item on the agenda, and 14 vehicles lined up for the fun, which started with a couple of practice laps. There was a stiff breeze now and it was a good thing, because it was needed to keep the dust moving off the track. These folks started in front of the grandstands, lined up two-by-two, and thus didn't have to try to negotiate the double jump right off the green flag. They were already beyond it. Eddie Cruz, Jr., in a mowmobile powered Mini-Mag, got the hole shot and stayed in front for the lap. He took his best shot at the jump, flew straight up into the air, flipped over and landed on the nose of the car. That brought out the yel-low flag for that part of the Page 52 June 2003 Dusty Times -r

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-r Rick Johnson's Ford, side panels decorated from the previous heat Kazuo Satoh built his own chassis with a Type IV VW motor, beautiful Masakazu Amauchi took ~ in the Buggy main event in his Toyota waits in staging for another tussle in the lists. and fast but transmission troubles made it a short weekend. powered Chenowth, a collision dropped him to sixth in the Enduro. course, while the negotiated a way he rolled over. Hunt had a left to find real rocks to practice on, as it might make it impossible to ing out, the battle was between to get Cruz and his car out of the front flat, a result of some of the but they are real enthusiasts and fly out on Tuesday or Wednes-Pine and Koch, who were doing infield. He wasn't injured, for banging and shoving and buy all the right parts for their day. Some of the mainlanders some banging and shoving as they which his father thanked the Johnson's rear side panels were trucks. The spectators enjoyed the started trying to switch their tick-fought for third place. On the stout roll cage, but the car was all tweaked and about to fall off. demo and applauded happily. ets to Monday morning's flight next lap it was a moot point, be-no longer driveable. The remain-The audience loved it. Johnson Sunday's action started early, to assure that they'd be gone be-cause Stewart went by both of ing racers were flagged around had the lead, with Koch chasing with more bikes and quads. They fore the typhoon arrived. them, and now, body parts flap-the jumps, and that was the last him and Stewart in third, but ran flat track and moto-cross The Pro truck Main Event ping in the breeze, was firmly in time that particular jump was they already had lapped vehicles events in all engine sizes and age didn't get off the ground until third. Koch was fourth, part of the course. in their midst. groups. Many of the entrants had about 11 o'clock. There had been Dickerson fifth and Pine dropped Masakasu Amauchi, from Ja-Johnson led, but Pine, who come over from Saipan, but some rain, but the clouds blew to sixth. pan, and driving a Toyota pow-had caught on to Protrucks very Guam has more than its share of over and the sun baked the dirt They ran in that order for a ered Chenowth, went into the quickly, was on course just in bike and quad competitors and dry, and there was dust. Johnson while, and then on the sixth lap lead being chased hard by Kazuo front of him after escaping from many, many loyal fans. got the hole shot and he emerged Dickerson's truck was sounding Satoh, also from Japan, who the start crunch. And he stayed Sunday's schedule called for from the dust with Hunt hard on a bit odd. And, sure enough, on built his own chassis and put a there with Johnson trying to fig-the Main event for ,both his heels and then Pine in third the next lap he slid into the "hot" Type IV VW in it. In third it was ure out how to get around with-Protrucks and Buggies, and then place. Then came Stewart, with pits, and the crew started adding Tetsuya Motimoto, another Japa-out problems, for about nine the three hour Enduro. The Koch on his bumper, and water. At the front it was still nese driver in another Type IV laps. In the meantime Stewart Protruck Main was originally Dickerson and then the Mango Johnson, Hunt and Stewart. By powered car, this a Chenowth worked as hard trying to get scheduled to run for 30 laps, but trucks. Since Gary Magness, the 14th lap it was clear thatStew-Magnum. Milo Simpson was around Koch. The laps were a tad since there were a couple of TV owner of the Mango trucks, still art was closing on Hunt. Though fourth in a 1600cc VW powered faster than the first race because crews shooting it and they had a sore back and wasn't anx-it wasn't obvious to the specta-car and Kenji Mori was fifth in a they didn't have to slow for the couldn't get 30 laps on one tape, ious to drive, he'd given a tors, Hunt had rammed a big neat little Mitsubishi truck that double jump. On the tenth lap they reduced it to 24 laps. By this crewmember the opportunity to rock that had been tossed up seemed to move along very well,. Johnson passed Pine and Stew- time it seemed like a good distance race. Sam Chambers who's usu-onto the track and bent his drive-Ikuo Hanawa, known to Baja rac-art passed Koch in a questionable anyway, since they'd had trouble ally a passenger in Rob shaft. The vibration was enough ers because he comes over for the move. He zipped around him to getting a full field to the finish MacCachren's stock mini truck in that he decided he'd better back 1000 almost every year, had the right of one of the smaller line. the BITD races was driving one out of it a bit. By the 16th lap started at the back of the line-up jumps, a line that gave him a Sunday started out windy. The truck. And Tom Espy was back Stewart had gone past him. Koch and was having some trouble get-clean shot at the straight while local weather station was full of in the other one. Chambers had to pit to have a flat tire ting through the heavy dust in his Koch was in mid-air. Koch and talk about that budding typhoon, nearly high-centered himself on changed. Isuzu. his crew protested later, but the which was slowly moving toward one of the moto-cross humps, but Johnson held a steady pace, Satoh took over the lead for a officials decided that since it Guam, and bringing with it high managed to get moving after a watching Stewart as he slowly couple of laps, but then he pulled wasn't clearly marked with tires, winds and rain. Now it didn't brief struggle. crept up. Hunt held third, but out with transmission problems as the other touchy parts of the seem to ·threaten the race so much With Johnson and Hunt mov-Continued on page 54 and it was back in the hands of course were, they'd let it stand, Amauchi, with Morimoto push-and would mark it as a no-no for ing:him hard. Simpson was third, the rest of the weekend. As it hap-and Mori was chasing close on his pened, this heat was shortened to tail. Patrick Flores, whose Okis 10 laps, so that was the final lap. motor had loaded up during the So it was Johnson, Stewart, Koch long wait for the green flag, never and Dickerson and no one else got it cleaned out and finally gave was on the lead lap. up and pulled out. The second buggy heat didn't On the 13th lap Morimoto got start until about six o'clock and by Amauchi to take the win, with it was also shortened, to eight Mori finishing third followed by laps. Morimoto got the hole shot Hanawa in fourth, all on the lead with his 2600cc VW, and Patrick lap. Simpson, the last driver on Flores was second with his Olds, the lead lap, was fifth. A few cars followed by Amauchi and his were done in early, including Bill Toyota. But as they went through Wyndham's Toyota powered the infield on their second lap Funco Hustler that wouldn't Flores andAmauchi tangled, and start, and George Flores' Olds while they tried to get unstuck powered buggy that lost its igni- everyone went past them. So now tion. Even the Japanese had igni-it was Morimoto leading, with tion problems apparently, be-Hanawa in second place and cause Nobu Hachiki said his two Mori third in his truck. They sent liter Rabbit motor had "no a bulldozer out to unstick the two spark." tangled up cars, but it was a After a break for repairs, wash-couple of laps before they were ing and more motorcycle racing, moving again,. the Protrucks came back for their Meanwhile Morimoto held his second heat. This time the start lead, his car working flawlessly, was lined up in the order of the and sounding healthy all the way. first heat's finish. It was another Hanawa got up close to him, but "landrush" start, but the course wasn't able to get by. Morimoto was going around the double took the win, followed by jump instead of over it -and Hanawa, Mori and in fourth, that's the way it went for the rest Tom Pierson in a 570cc Yamaha of the weekend. It was cloudy, snowmobile powered Mini Mag. cool and windy as the trucks None of the others were on the started, but the rain held off. lead lap. There was some banging and That ended the racing for the shoving off the start line, and evening. Ther~ was a rock crawl-Steve Knudson, in the Mango ing disJ;>lay in the center of the Ford, got the hole shot, but then infield where a rock crawling when he got over to the palm tree "course" has been built. The is:-turn on the far side of the infield, land enthusiasts are hard pressed Dusty Times [i]iliBrn rnrnw~rn~/7 illlrnwrnP mmw~~rnmlliB~□ ,r -·, • ' 1111· ia . illlor · cers acers June 2003 Page 53

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Piles of scrap metal are the remains of last years bleachers, after the Tom Koch heads for the staging area for the Pro Truck heat race. A Bryan Pines, in the Dwight Lunkly Ford, lead Tom Koch, Rick Johnson and Brian Stewart through one of the tight turns. typhoon. The snack bar (background) survived the storm. Team Mango truck is in the background. wasn't charging any more, and in a supercharged little car about still leading, Amauchi had moved Pine was running steady in fourth the size of a Mini-Mag, but with a up to second and Pine was third place. That's the way they fin-Subaru motor and running gear, with Hanawa in fourth place. They ished: Johnson, Stewart and developedaflat. werealreadylappingsomeofthe Hunt all on the lead lap and Pine Morimoto, after leading all the vehicles, notably a pair of Suzuki one lap down in fourth. way, flattened a tire on the 14th Samurais whose drivers didn't Dickerson had finally given up, lap, but he hung onto his lead and lack for courage. These very short deciding that the head gasket had got his victory. Hanawa was sec- wheelbased vehicles bounced from sprung another leak. ond, with Amauchi third and lo-bump to bump in a scary fashion, Johnson was happy to go home cal racer George Flores was but they were fast when the track with the added purse of $10,000, fourth doing his last couple of was flat and the drivers weren't and there was something to lapswithapairofflats:aleftrear afraidtopushthemtothelimit. sweeten the pot for each of the and a right front. Simpson was Both vehicles were turbocharged. others, in descending amounts. relieved to discover that his prob-On the fifth lap Pine was working The racing, as always, had been !em was in rhe shifter rather than on Amauchi's back bumper, but hot and heavy and the spectators the trans, and a few minutes of he couldn't get around him. They were obviously having fun. tinkering got all four gears back. kept the duel going lap after lap, The next event was the Buggy Now the weekend was drawing and it wasn't until the 12th lap Main, a 15 lap race, with a total to a close. The threatening rain that he made it past the buggy. of 14 starters. They lined up three was threatening no longer, and as Simpson had a pretty good lead abreast for this one and were the 14 starters lined up for the En- by then, but the 1600cc motor flagged off about one o'clock. duro, it appeared that the weather was no match for Pine, and the They got through the palm tree would stay dry. Unfortunately, long added section gave the turn with apparent lack of disas- only one of the Protrucks was well Protruck a chance to use all its ter, but then Mori spun his Mitsu-enough to enter the long race. horsepower. He went around the bishi and someone drove into the Lunkley and his efficient crew had buggy as they zoomed up the hill side of him, creating a huge dent. their Ford in a good shape after on the 12th lap. Amauchi was still The ttuc1:. seemed to be function-the two heats and the main event, third and Hanawa fourth and ev-ing all right, but it turned out he and Bryan Pine was going to drive eryone else had been lapped, or had a steering problem of some the Enduro. It was announced had spent some time in the pits. sort. Morimoto had gone into the that it would be an hour and a Morimoto lost a lap having a front lead, with Kin Pangelinian in hot half in length. Plenty long enough. flat changed and George Flores pursuit in his Mini Mag, and There was one major difference in did also. And suddenly, Simpson Hanawa in third place. Mori spun the course for this event: the rac-pulled out of his second place and his Mitsubishi unexpectedly, and ers would be going up the hill and into the pits, to park permanently. then on the second lap his truck around the jungle, out of sight for He'd broken a torsion bar. aimed itself for the berm and a few seconds, as they slid through Now it was Pine, Amauchi and parked with a broken tie rod. He a big off camber left sweeper turn. Hanawa, the only three on the was done for the day. The addition of this loop length-lead lap. They went around and Morimoto continued to lead, ened the course by about another around for another 20 laps, with Hanawa second and Amauchi third, to just about a mile. threading their way through the in third as Pangelinian dropped They lined up two abreast, with slower traffic, and holding their back. Patrick Flores had to pit for the fast cars at the rear of the pa-own positions. Amauchi was right a while, and Wyndham's Hustler rade. This meant that the little Su-on Pine's rear bumper, but just was permanently sidelined. He'd baru and the Mini-Mags were up couldn't quite get around him. flattened a rear tire in the start front. Whew! They'd hardly got He must have been eating a lot of me lee and when he got to his pit started when Patrick Flores rolled dust and fending off flying rocks, he discovered that the person who his car, but he landed on h is but he never wavered. Finally, up was to bring his spare tires hadn't wheels and kept going. Simpson on the hull, out of sight of the got there yet. George Flores was got the hole shot, 111 four gears spectators, he thought he saw his • running fourth and looking good apparently working fine, and took chance. He decided to try to go with Simpson in fifth place. off in front with Pierson in his around Pine on the outside. But Hachiki had a flat tire on the first Mini-Mag in second. Then it was the truck slid wide and bumped 'ap and lost about eight laps get-Amauchi in his Toyota Chenowth the buggy, hooking its front ting it replaced. and Hanawa in the big four wheel bumper over the buggy's left As the lead pack stayed the drive Isuzu. The dust was thick. Be-front shock tower. Then the same, Simpson suddenly lost first fore they'd finished the second lap truck slid into a stop with its rear and second gears and it took him Flores had pulled out, something wheels just over the edge of the a while to get the hang of driving badly bent in the rear as a result berm, unable to go forward. in third and fourth. Mayumi of his roll-over. Down in the flat part of the Ugagin, a Japanese woman driver, By the third lap, with Simpson course, near the grandstands, it became apparent that the lead but they made another driver vehicles were not coming around change· and put the original on time, and suddenly there ap-driver back in. That meant that pea red a flagman with a yellow she was the one to be in it when flag, signifying that something it came to a stop out on the had happened. Hanawa came course. By now there were only around, now in the lead. A seven vehicles still moving couple of Lunkley's around the track. crewmembers jogged up the hill, Hanawa kept coming around no mean feat in the muggy steadily, making no mistakes, weather, to see if they could passing slower vehicles with care, help. Word had come back by and ticking off the minutes and radio that the two were hooked laps. When the hour and a half together, that no one was in-was up, he was in first place, and jured, but they couldn't move. so pleased with his day that he Hanawa continued to lead and spun donuts to the delight of the George Flores was in second audience. He said his race had place now. Ugagin had a flat on been "perfect -no flat tire!" His her Subaru and when she came passenger, Nakamura, had also in for a new tire, they also did a obviously enjoyed the race. driver change. The new driver, a George Flores finished second, gentleman, was considerably and Pierson, in a Mini-Mag, was faster and the spectators watched third. Pine managed to salvage a with interest to see what the un-fourth place. Eddie Cruz, Sr. usual little car could do. Hachiki was fifth, his bruised son part of had disappeared many laps pre-the pit crew for this event. viously, and it gradually.became Amauchi was sixth with the bro-apparent that he mad major re-ken shock and one of the turbo-pairs being done in the pit area. charged Suzuki Samurais fin-A broken A-arm was being ishedseventh,inspiteofadriver welded together. Pierson was also change and fuel stop that cost a in and out of the pits in his Mini-couple of laps when the excited Mag. crew lost the gas cap. Hachiki, Lunkley's valiant crewmembers whose A-arm had been welded worked at disentangling the two back together, was eighth, and racers, and they got Amauchi Ugagin and her anonymous co-moving first. He came down the driver earned ninth place in the hill looking a little less sprightly supercharged Subaru. than when last seen, thanks to a As always, the Mainlanders had broken front shock. He went in enjoyed the gracious hospitality to his pit, but there was noth-and friendliness of the citizens of ing to be done, so he just car-Guam. Their strength and cour-ried on. He'd lost 10 laps. Pine age in the face of nearly overwhelm-showed up a few moments later, ing hardship was also very much in having lost 12 laps. There was evidence. The threatening typhoon about a half hour of race time degenerated into no more than se-left, but it didn't seem as if vere windstorms and rain (at last they'd be able to work their way on Guam) and everyone was re-to the front again. lieved that the beleaguered island And they didn't. Hanawa wouldsuffernomoredamagefrom held onto the lead. He had a Mother Nature. friend, Takako Nakamura, riding The raceway keeps moving for-with him for this race. ward. While storms may inter-(Nakamura is a woman, appar-rupt progress, the addition of the ently still something of an odd-dragstrip and the giant new ity in Japanese off road racing paved parking lot, along with the circles, because she was being solid concrete grandstands are teased a bit about her willingness proof that the race complex is to ride in the long race.) The little still a project under construe-Subaru suffered some damage at tion. We look forward to watch-the hands of the faster driver, ing it develop . .. -Dan Hunt, Ford, is being chased by one of the Team Mango trucks, Tom Koch lands his Ford gently on the front wheels, rear panel One of two Suzuki Samurais in this event, this one driven by Mashide then Tom Koch and Brian Stewart, all in Fords. ____ already missing, result of a tough start. _______ Matsura and Atsushi Tomatsu, seventh in the enduro race. Page 54 June 2003 Dusty Times

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==~=f"~PAINr""" C04TINGS"-BRAPIIICS~ J,(J/l09 ' •~ TO~ MAJNT£¥Wef"' fxl<IIYAf:_..J,JlflRINC-* --~ 760-949-1220, BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension ECONOMICALLY PRICED AT 319.90 PER PAIR. Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 1-928-427-3551. 10 2 Crestview P.O. Box 845 Yarnell, AZ 85362 Race C ars Dune Buggies Loren_zo Rodriguez Transmissions - Parts - Service - Welding V.W - Porsche - Nissan - Toyota - Honda 850 S. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 914-8147 www.wrtrans.coni C lo:;)..<o) ~S~ACe Adam Wik SCORE ENGINE BUILDER Why haven't you tried D■stv Times HIS OF THE YEAR 994, 1998, 1999,2000 advertising in Woltd Wide Clrc■lldlR From Parts To Complete Engines Dusty Times? 111-112-1114 3675 w. Teco Ave. Unit 8, Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-2522 Need More Maner.a Front & Rear Trailing Arms • Spindles Suspension Specialist • Custom Race & Play Buggy Chassis A-Arm Front Ends • Beam Front Ends ~ . t;J~JI -1 WbV 1S01 Your Ad Jerry Lowe Sales Here? 9608 N. 21st Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85021 Jack Woods 602-242-0077 Fax 602-242-7283 4082 Lincoln Boulevard, Marina del Rey, California 90292 tel: 310 306 7906 fax: 310 306 6122 more Trail Notes.~. SCORE HENDERSON'S TERRIBLE 250 -It's on again, the second annual SCORE race at Henderson, July 9-12. Hopefully, the contingency portion of the event will be of a four or five hour duration, allowing for the usual super heat that time of year. The 17 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes will compete on an 86 mile loop, three laps for most of the vehicles. Terrible Herbst Motorsports are awarding a $10,000 bonus to the first overall finisher. For all Pro classes with a. minimum"Lucky 7" starters, th'e winner will receive an added $ 1000 and the runner-up an added $500 from the bonus purse. For more information on the ancillary events being organized, contact Charlene Ham at the Henderson Convention and Visitors Bureau at 702-565-5197. For more race information contact SCORE at 818-225-8402. FINAL FLAG -We were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Possum Bourne, a long time racer and rallyist. Hailing from New Zealand, Possum was a household word in the world down under as he carved a place for himself in the off road racing and rallying world. Bourne was killed in a freak accident at the ·Silverstone Race To The Sky Hillclimb in New Zealand. Possum had won that event in 2001. Evidently Possum was driving down the hill and, from a caravan of cars ascending the hill, one of the cars in mid pack pulled ou·t for some reason and connected with Possum's car. The head-on collision severely injured Bourne and he passed away a short tim·e later. Our deepest sympathy to Possum's family. FINAL FLAG -We regret to report that the SCCA Sawmill Club Rally event in Morris, PA was halted Saturday, March lQ•h after two Observers were fatally injured during the third of eight scheduled stages. Martin Reidy and Petet Smith, both of Yonkers, NY sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a participating vehicle, which lost control and left the prescribed course. An investigation is currently underway and more information will be released as it becomes available. Our condolences to their families. 0 N ROAD/TRACK RA.cIN' - We were thrilled to watch Jimmie Johnson go all the way at Loew's Speedway ~nd take the NASCAR Winston win. It always does our heart good when one of the off road gan g takes home a million dolla rs in one evening. Congratulations· Jimie. We're sure we know how you· feel with all your success in NASCAR and can only imagine how mom and dad feel. Its early in the season, Jimmie is 6"• in points and has accrued $ 1.5 million, excluding The Winston. Keep doin' it ]imm-y! · MRE O N ROAD/TRACK RA.cIN' - Lest we forget, Ryan Arciero is doing quite well in the Ultra Wheels Super Truck Series. Ryan runs an s:10 Chevy. Ryan has won six straight oles in the series and is curre_ntly third in points, just five points out of the series fi rst place. Keep on truchn' R-yan! EVEN MORE O N ROAD/TRACK RACIN' -Brendan Gaughan competes in the NASCAR Truck Series and_ so ~ar this year he ha~ start~d all five races, has three top five finishes and Brendan sits 1n fourth place in points, only 57 points out of first place in the series. Let's get 'em Brend:,! AND EVEN MORE ON ROAD/TRACK RA.cIN' · Another off road racer who has made his nark in almost every facet of racing there is, who? Robby Gordon, of course. Robby is urrently 13'h in NASCAR Winston Cup points and has garnered $1.2 mil,Uon into the Richard Childress coffers. Robby starts on the front row at Indy this weekend and we sure wish him all ou·r best and hopefully we'll see him in victory circle at Indy this year. ~R RIDGECRE!>T 300 -The MDR Ridgecrest 300 went off in bright, summery weather nd all concerned said they had a good race. The Class l win went to Tim Rockei;ibach, ndy Gaston was second. George Seeley took the Class 5 honors with Chris Bowman a long, long second. Jeffrey Sack took the 5-1600 win, Pauldin Hepler took Class 6, Tom Bohla was second and Darrell Herman took 7S, Doug Peterson was second. Dale Schaub was _the only survivor in class 9, Kash Vessels took the Class 10 win, Shawn Croll was second. Chuck took the Class 11 honors, Thomas Pittman was second, Bob Miller took the Class 12 win, Mike Dill got the silver mec;lal. Chris Parr too class 13, Terry Wyrembeck was second. Dan Vance took the class 14 win, Carolyn Hines was second, Jim Golden t@ok Class 16 and.Bob Ganzer was the Class 17 winner. The whole stor-y with !ors of pictures will grace the pages of the Dusty Times ]ul:y is;ue. Dusty Times -May 2003 Page 61

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.., ___ ., --.... ,. ·••"'I•- --------· .. - · .. -Classified ... Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are ad-vised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before purchase of any specific item. 0",. . ..,.,..,.._,,,;.:N,.,......_,»' • Id· FOR SALE: Crowder Built Ford Ranger. Ready to-race CORR Pro-Lite. Chassie & Motor freshened up for 2003. 21700cc All Es-slinger components, dual 48 Webbers, aluininum head, Electro-motive ign. · Dana 60 rear end. Bead Lock Wheels, King Shocks, 5 speed TS Trans, Hydraulic Gold Star clutch, New Fuel Safe fuel cell, 2 spare TS Trans, spare wheels & body panels, $20,000.00. Don Ponder St. Louis (314) 631-8140. email FOR SALE: Class 10 Jimco 2000, Single Seat. No expense spared FOR SALE: 2000 Linked F-150, tubed rear frame, dual spares, cus-tom front coil-over susp. 6 Brand new 3_7" BFG Bajas and 17" APP's & much ·more. Featured in May is-sue of Off Road Mag. Suspension is dialed. Must see to appreciate. Su-per Clean. Serious calls only please. $36,500.00. (909) 578-5199. FOR SALE: Ford F-150, 99-·zooo 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, Tom 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 on this car. Professionally main-FOR· SALE: 20. ft Off Road tained and has never failed to fin- Trailer,$10,000.00 Great condition ish a race. This car is "dialed in" only used at races. Chassis Raised 3" and one of the BEST HAN-ElectricTongueJack,2 6500lbleaf DUNG cars out there. You can SpringAxleswith brakes, 5 GOOD-go out and WIN with this car YEAR HD 35" tires, 8 Lug White (MDR Class Champion 4 years in Spoke Rims, Air_ Conditioning/ a row). FAT 1650cc 4AG Toyota heater, Electric roof vent, 12 volt& motor, Fortin 5 speed DN G 110 electrical, exterior lights, roll-up transaxle, King Shocks, "gun awning,50galwatertankw/electric drilled" cv axles, solid.aluminum pump, checker board floor, 600 watt billet front spindles, 934cv's, base radio w/Ringo Antenna, pass CNC front hubs, Fortin rear thruwindow,cabinetsrearstabilizer hubs and p/s rack. $59,000.00 · jacks, diamondplaterockguard. Easy (2 seater also available). Cars lo- lift, torsion bar hitch included. Bro-ca ted in Las Vegas. Email: k~n Wrench Desert Racing. John or call Lucas (714) 7 38-4653 email Whit at (502) 551-Z0lJ. Pro Truck-Ford F-150. Absolutely top of the line. 21" front, 24" rear. _HypercoiL Bilstein, Mogi trans, CNC, Chrissman. Nils Castillo motor. Halon fire system. All Milspec wiring and switches. Powder coated, super clean and meticulously prepped. Raced by Chet Huffman at Duke's. $95,000.00 for the cleanest truck in the class. Great spares package also available for only $25K Ref #876 call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us -out at FOR SALE: Class 10 two seat, 2.0 liter Type 1 Plenum Engine w/911 style fan, 22" front travel w/Fox 2.0 dual rate coilover, 23" rear travel w/Fox 2.5 triple bypass and dual rate coilover, Howe 2.5 RAM steer-ing system, fresh Fields 091 4 sp, Fasttrack full floaters, PCI radio· and intercom, Beard seats, PIAA lights, ZZ·gal Fuel Safe, Masi:ercraft, CNC, Willwood, VDO, 6 spare wheels, 8 spare tires, lots of spare parts, $23,900.00. Call Doug (503) 913-3619. FOR SALE: 72 Ford Class 8, 3x . Radical Prerunner! 4 seat '99 FRT Class Champion, lx FRT · Tahoe. Only 835 miles new. 115" Overall Champion. Fresh 408 stro- - wheel base. 21" front travel, dual ker, 600HP, New EdlebrockAlum. A-Arm, Coil over, Sway-A-Way, Heads, Demon, Duel MSD, Wood Cone and CNC. 24" rear travel, C6, Summers 40 Spline, Lee box, .Cone, Dana 60, 3 linked. Turbo Howe pump, Setrab Coolers, ATL 400 Mogi trans. Awesome Nills cell, Taylor, Mastercraft, PCI, BFG, Castillo motor, 400 c.i. small block. 1 ton beams, Cone hubs, Cross- 4 Beard seats, Autometer, Flame-over steering, 4-link, 1/4 -eliptic, out, PCI, NC. 35" BFG's Cham-National Spring, Kendall racing pion headlocks. Must see! Super shocks, FOX bump stops, Wilwood custom! $ZOOK Ref #87 5 call Baja Brakes, Flame-out, Current reg. w/ Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check tags. Fully prepped. $53,000.00. (619) 443-8060. Radical Prerunner! 4 seat '99 Tahoe. Only 835 miles new. 115" wheel base. 21" front travel, dual A-Arm, Coil over, Sway-A-Way, Cone and CNC. 24" rear travel, Cone, Dana 60, 3 linked. Turbo 400 Mogi trans. Awesome Nills Castillo motor, 400 c.i. small block. 4 B~ard seats, Autometer, Flame-out, PCI, NC. 35" BFG's Cham-pion headlocks. Must see! Super custom! $ZOOK Ref #87 5 call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: New Lothringer Class 10 (Roller), set -up for Mendeola/ Honda. Suspension set up for King Shocks, steering, seats, pedals new. Comes with motor. $22,500.00. Call Tim at (562) 619-1482. FOR SALE: (2) Rebuilt 4 AGE motors- 1 small port, JE Pistons, Potter Rods Performance Head, Web Cams, Racing Buckets, guides springs, ported 12.5 comp with fuel inj. Manifold-$5,000.00, 1 BIG Port, TRD pistons, Potter rods, Web Cams, 11.5 comp fuel injec-tion manifold $3,500.00 (520) 519-0241. FOR SALE: Roger Mears Chevy Trophy Truck. San Felipe Score 250 winner. Gesman rear end, CNC, Radio Equipment, 6 tires/ wheels. Fresh trans, motor, and King Shocks. Ready to race, all you need is your helmet and suit. $95,000.00. Call (619) 482-4311 /(858) 602-1730. FOR SALE: 98 Mirage Class 1 single seat, Mid Engine Toyota Fuel injected V-6 Jerico 4 speed trans, Fields differential, Fox Shocks, 934 CV, Professionally maintained, _ new upgrades on-computer and injection system, ·pc1 Race radio, Very competitive car. $45,000.00. Brian (562) 619-9686. 44' Competitive gooseneck trailer. Fresh tires, awning, front storage room, fits 2 buggies, triple axles, hydraulic jacks, 2 big side doors, viewing platform and ladder, extra tall and really cool, tough bonded flooring. Trailer is now solid white and ready for your sponsors logos or design. Must sell- $10,000.00 OBO . . Ref #806 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at www.baiaconcepts. com. Far Our Ranger 7S! 15" front travel, Zwd, King bypass, I-beams, Cone hubs, Wilwood brakes. 18" . rear travel, National Springs, Cone 9" rear end, King bypass, 4 speed trans, BFG'swith headlock, MoMo, Autometer, Pei radio and intercom. Esslinger motor, Elecromotive, Mastercraft seats. Very Clean! Awesome workmanship. Fantastic prep! $39K Ref # 879 Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, ·or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7" .All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PVT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Enclosed is$ _____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) Name ______________________________ _ Address ______________________________ _ Phone--------------------------------City ----~----State___________ Zip _________________ _ Please run ad times Mail to: DUSTYTIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 Classified Ad Deadlines 2003 ISSUE DEADLINE July Jun 13, 03 August Jul 11, 03 September Aug 15, 03 October Sep 12, 03 ■ November Oct 10, 03 December Nov 7, 03 January Dec 5, 03 February Jan 9, 04 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Page 62 June 2003 Dusty Times

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• FOR SALE: 2-1600 Dunrite. new components-less than 350 race miles on parts. All the best stuff including FAT motor, Dave Folts 091 tranny with aluminum cliff, Fox Shox all around, Kartek drums, MSD, CNC, Howe, Foddrill arms, Saco rack. See http:// $25,000.00 Mike (480) &Pl-5719. FOR SALE: 2-1600 Mi-rage. Wiks built engine. Folts trans 091, Fox shocks all around, Fuel Safe, Beard Ultras, BFG's Fresh Custom paint. Good reliable fast car, Great for Pro-16. Call Ruben or Art (323) 563-2224 B-4 5:00 or le ave m_c;ssage. • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless Fuel Safe's "Pro Cell" is our top-of.the-line racing cell lhal comes ready lo mslall and il S backed by a lull ID year warran/y. super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safety loam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SOOA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience for more info call or write to: Aircraft Rubber/Fuel Safe 63257 Nels Anderson Road Bend, Oregon 97701 (5-41) 388-0203 (541 )388-0307 fax FOR SALE: 5-1600 Score winning points car 2001 & 2002. New Ken Major motor, fresh 091 Ledezma trans. Fox Shocks, 300M torsion bars, bus arms, 4 KC HIDs, Road Master 2 race radio & inter-com, 2 Icom 2100 chase ra-dios, 5 spare BFGs on Center-lines, spare trans. Lots of spare parts. Prepped and ready to RACE. Gas & Go. Contact Allan@ (619) 279-1312. email FOR SALE: 1997 Jimco Class 10, FAT Toyota, Fortin DON, 934 cv's, Summers, Ultra seat, 30 gal cell, BFG, Howe, spares, pit boxes, fresh prep, 55 gal of Unocal 114, PCI radio $45k oho. 1992 Woods 4-seat Prerunner, long travel, wide beam, injected 4.3L Chevy V-6 (400HP), Mendeola MD4S, Howe power steering, coilovers on all corners, PCI radio, roof rack, $25K oho. Package $65K (760) 427-2018. Please Don't Forget To Support The Advertisers Who Keep DUSTY TIMES Reporting The Off Road News! RE-DUNE PERfoR.MA/JCE, we. LS1 & I-STAR PRE-RUN OR RACE PACKAGES NORTHSTAR PACKAGES ROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400 HP LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13,500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP WE OFFER COMPLETE DYNO SERVICES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS AND AN UNMATCHED REPUTATION FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTIONn (714) 777-5758 PHONE (714) 777-5759 FAX 4531 l!ISl!NffOWl!lt ClltCLI! ANAHl!lltl, CA. 92107 Dusty Times June 2003 FOR SALE: Jimco 5-1600 Race Car, SCORE & BITD legal, Majors motor, Mendeola trans. Flame out BFG's , FOX shocks, Parker Pumpers, 22 gal Fuel Safe, new seat belts, wired for in-tercom & radio. You can win in this race ready car. $14,000.00 John days, (760) 352-7711 evns. (760) 427-10 7 6. FOR SALE: 2002 Jimco 2 seat Class 10, FAT 221, Fortin Trans, King, OPS, 935, DON, Gun drilled ax-les. Excellent shape, ready to race. $69,900.00. Dave (623) 764-4657. FOR SALE: 20 0 1 Jimco C lass 10 , Toyota ZZ -1, Motec Fuel injection, Fortin t ra ns, rack & h ubs, 934 C .V. 's, new Fuel Cell, King Shocks, Lots of spares. Car is fa st and ve ry competive. 58K obo. Call Sean Sess a. (602 ) 757-3270 o r (623) 581-5932. FOR SALE: 4 seat Jimco, 2800 cc Type IV, Foltz Trans, Coilover, Howe Power Steering, Beard Seats, Roof Rack, HID KC Hilites, Beadlocks, Cen-terline, King Shocks, Disc Brakes, Aluminum Body, Awesome PreRunner. Call after 6 :00 pm. (661) 298-4351. $36,500.00. FOR SALE: Jimco Class 10 Honda Major, Fortin trans, Fortin Aluminum spindles, Fortin C ustom shocks, For-tin rack, Fortin hubs, Steve Dose injection. Best of ev-e r ything, C N C brakes , $65,000.00. Call 0ll-52-66-46-4 35309 Mexico (619) 279-0360. 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 Multi-Port Fuel In-jected Race Engine, FAT Perfor-mance prepared, (incls Exhaust Headers, complete MGMT Sys. & Harness). A Class 1 Carbueted ver-sion of this engine won the first 3 races this year. $21,500.00 (818) 349-5861. WANT6-D Wanted head and piston for 1985 Honda ATC 350x 3 wheeler. Call Larry Bridgewater (619) 460-6818. INDb.X TO AD\/b.R Tl6b.R6 Baja Bros. ............................................ 46 Best In The Desert ................................ 9 Bilstein ............................................... 13 Bonneville Off Road Enterprises ........... 4 C&R Racing ......................................... 53 Camburg Engineering .......................... 34 Chihuahua Off Road............................ 22 Coast Resorts ...................................... 1 O Dezert People ...................................... 47 Fab Tech .............................................. 45 FRT Motorsports ................................. 41 Fuel Safe ............................................. 63 ISCO .................................................... 39 Kar Tek Off Road ......................... 31, 3.q Kawaguchi Honda ............................... 23 KC Hilites .............................................. 2 King Shock Tech ................................. 44 Light Force Engineering ...................... 43 McKenzie Performance Products ........ 36 Mega Shows ....................................... 27 Mojave Desert Racing ......................... 19 Nevada Off Road Buggy ....................... 49 OMF .................................................... 63 Pacific Customs .................................. 21 Parker Pumper .................................... 40 Parker Pumper/Competition Air .......... 37 Parker Pumper/Eibach Springs ........... 47 PCI Race Radios..................................... 5 Pikes Service Center ........................... 40 Pro Truck Racing Org .......................... 15 Race Prep Services .............................. 32 Race Ready Products ........................... 51 Racer X Motorsports ........................... 12 Rancho Performance ........................... 50 Redline Engineering ............................ 63 Ronco Plastics .................................... 51 Sakata ................................................. 48 Skyjacker Suspensions ....................... 33 SNORE ................................................. 29 Sway-A-Way........................................ 30 Team Gordon Race Wheels ................. 25 Toyota Motorsports ................ 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