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2003 Volume 20 Number 8 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 20 -Number a -August 2003 S2.SO ISSN8750-17S2 -serving Theo,, Road community Por ao Years .. ,,, covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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The Nation's Largest PLUS CUSTOM CAR &' TRUCK SHOW Hi-Performance Automotive & Product Show Off-Road, SandSports, Street Domestics & Imports, Trucks, 4x4, WaterSports, Bikes, Classics, Hot Rods, Racing .. SHOW HOURS Sat & Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm ••• AUG. 9-1 0, · 2003 • Anaheim Convention Ctr 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA. 92802 •!• OCT. 18-19, 2003 Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. 92014 ■· Retailers, Wholesalers, Custom Designers ■ Vehicle Displays & Trophies ■ Celebrity Drivers & Appearances ■ Seminars & Demos High-Performance/ After-MarketAccessories, Cus-tom Parts, Powerful Engines, Tires & Wheels, Rac-ing Gear & Appare-1, Helmets, Seats & Bumpers, Shocks & Suspension, Lights & Roof Racks, more. ■ 4x4s ■ Custom Street Imports ■ SeaDoos ■ Quads ■ Custom Street Domestics ■ Jet Skis ■ SandRails ■ Mini-Trucks, Pre-Runners ■ Boats ■ Baja Bugs ■ Motorcycles ■ Hot Rods ■ Karts ■ Cruisers, Desert Trucks ■ Classics Anaheim Show Sponsors: l~E6l ~ - · PEPBOYS} California Classic, Sept. 6-7 at California Speedway benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation ftrestone IlBIBDESTOllE 626-961-6522 MEGA PRODUCT! ONS Page2 August 2003 Dusty Times

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Volume 20 -Number 8 August 2003 DllliJlil■IG Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Sheryl Cannon Carrera Photography Mike Chamberlain J&L Photography Jim Culp Mike Del Col Martin Holmes Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Rene Montana Byrle Moore Troy Robinson Jeff Straw Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham fl Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign 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. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 87 50-17 3 2) is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copy-right by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. snapshot of the Month ... Who? Eric Arras and Rich Sig loch, then both of Riverside, CA Where? En route. to victory in their neat looking Baja Bug at the SCORE San Felipe 250 in March, 1983. They took the 5-1600 class win in 6:35:48. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each i:nonth. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned,. enclose a stamped, self-addtessed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno by Judy Smith ..................................... 8 50th Rally Acropolis by Martin Holmes ...................................................... 16 VORRA Prairie City -Round 2 by Bubba Ray Boudreaux ..................... 20 SNORE Dusty Times Caliente 250 by John Calvin .................................. 24 CORR At Antigo by]. Preston Bradshaw .................................................. 28 MDR 400 by Tony Tellier & Sheryl Cannon ............................................... 30 CORR At Crandon by]. Preston Bradshaw ............................................. 38 Australia Finke Desert Race by Steve Hilton ............................................. 45 CODE Night Race by Byrle Moore ............................................................ 48 Susquehannock Trail Rally by Jerry Winker .............................................. 5 2 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .............................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................... 6 Pro Truck Racing Series .......................................................................... 51 Demographic Questionaire ................................................................... 4 7 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 5 5 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 6 2 Index To Advertisers .............................................................................. 63 on The cover Danny Anderson drove his Toyota powered Jimco to the Class 1500 win on the Vegas To Reno trek. Danny took the class lead near the halfway point and held that lead for a trouble free race. Photo by Alan Madden - Trackside Photo Kyle Taylor took his first Trick Truck Class win on the Vegas To Reno run, declaring his pits were "Awesome-fast" and his rac~ was trouble free, winning time 8 hours, 49 minutes. Photo by Art Eugenio - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at cSubscribe <Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 years -$40.00 years -$55.00 □2 □3 (no credit cards please) □ 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 August 2003 Page 3

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2003 Happenings ... CANNING A'ITRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW Cum AUTOMOVIUSTICA S..w QuINTIN . CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QtHNTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO Calle Bravo # 120B Zona Cen~o Mexicali, BC 21100 AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GRoUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: AMERICAN TRIAIS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED TRw.s SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BILL MARKUM· PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE· (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: <www.atatmi~com> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM l..AsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 _. LAKESIDE, CA 92040 AU Race.s Are _Night Races AU Races At Barona RacewaJ, Lakeside, CA BBMMARKETING PROMOTIONS OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE RACING & SPECIAL EVENT MARKEr!NG 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: 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 ENnlu>RISES 341 W. 2575 NORTH • SUNSET, UT 84015 (801) 773-1651/(801) 773-9319 Fax BRIGIITON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVlLISTA]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST r EL 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 WSRC for 2003 August 16, 2003* Gorman Ridge Club Rally(3*) · Frazier Park, CA Ray & Donna Hocker October 3-4, 2003 (Tentative) -Prescott Forest Rally (2,3) Prescott, AZ Michael Taylor November15,2003 Dusty Times . Treeline Club Rally (*) Monrovia, CA Pete Morris December 12-14, 2003 Ramada Express Rally (2, 3, 1) Laughlin, NV Ray Hocker .2003 CRS llALLYSPR°JNT CHAMPIONSHIP October 11, 2003 Santa Maria Rallysprint (1) Santa Maria, CA John Dillon October 25, 2003 Tombstone Paintball Rallysprint II (1) Corona, CA Gabe Pari November 11, 2003 Tarline Clubrally (1) Monrovia, CA . Pete Morris CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJA$) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (B[l(ES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Bol' 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CI.AmTON III-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Rc;>ad Racing At Hamson Councy Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH m - . ""'l!!!!!!!l!!!l!I!!!! .. !>., -· .. .,. . . .... (011 52 616-5-22-07) CitJB AUTOMOVIUSTICO SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (114) 367-1608 CODE OFFRoAD CODE Offroad USA P.O.Box 2328 Calexico, CA 92231-2328 USA Phone 760-455-8069 Mexico Phone/Fax 011-52686-553-4087 CODE Offroad Mexico • TeVFax 686-553-4087 ~ August 15-17, 2003 CODE/FRT/ORW Lazo de Amistad Jacume Tecate Tecate, B.C., MX October 10-12, 2003 CODE Mangiamos 300 Laguna Salada Mexicali, B.C., MX December 12-14, 2003 CODE/Record Race Ready 200 Mexicali to San Felipe B.C.,MX CoLORADO Hn.L CLIMB AssocIAnoN BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 -CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 . (719) 653-8449 ~ INTRODUCING_ "' -.w» .s;"' □ykENWOODg~GWs 110 Walts of Power 1160 Chann':I Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven , ~~~y ~C.YIJIIIIIII(& T#IE' ~~~ "_I was in Ensenada, and my crew in San Quinlin could hear me 150 miles aWc.;3yl_ I need these in ALL of my trucks!" -~IL~.,..,, ,-,=ILL./E:tDitE:~ PROTRUCK WINNER, 2002 TECATE/SC0RE BAJA 1000 The best communication we've n over 15 years of off road racing!" -~~181 ...... IQ;~~,,.,,,, «IIE'T ·•#if#«~· ,-,~wc--=-,-r Tc.3'.:J'~..,, Remote Head opHon available. Call ror details. 800.869.5636 562."127.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave.. • Signal-Hill, CA 90755 August 2003 Pages

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• Trail Notes ... BAJA MEX 300 -The Baja Me~ 300 will start in Ensenada, Mexico on August 23, 2003. An exciting and challenging course traversing the wilds of the Baja peninsula and going through or nearby to El Alamo, Uruapan, Independencia, Valle de Trinidad, then west through Llano Colorado, Colonet, Erendira, then back up the coast to Punta San Jose and finally to the checkered flag at the Estero Beach Resort. The Baja Mex 300 will be run under the same rules as any Best In Th~ Desert event. Registration, Contingency and Technical Inspection will be held in downtown Ensenada on Friday, August 22. The Start/Finish will be at the Estero Beach Resort. Drawing for start posit~ons is August 1, pre-running will begin Saturday, August 9. The event dates are August 22-24, 2003. There will be six designated pits along the course and this is a points race for all cars, trucks, bikes and quads. Awards will be on Sunday, August 24 at Estero Beach. For more info contact BITD at 702-457-5775, 702-641-2..431fax, FINAL FLAG -Dusty Times was saddened to hear that Todd Carey suffered fatal injuries while competing in the BITD Vegas To Reno race. Todd, from-Alpine, CA was teamed with Scott Martinez riding a Husqvarna in the Over 35 Expert Class. According to official reports, Todd struck a large boulder head-on at high speed and was killed instantly.Todd was a District 38 racer and this was his third start in a major desert race. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorro~ go to Todd's wife, Tammy and their two children. • ·poJNr OF INTEREST -The ZIP Code, the string of numbers on virtually every piece of mail is 40 years old. It was on July 1, 1963, when the first ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) codes went into effect. Then first class postage was 5 cents and the Post Office was handling about one third of the mail they handle today. In 1963, the Post Office delivered 68 BILLION pieces of mail to· 188 million customers at fewer than 60 million addresses. Today the US Postal Service delivers 203 BILLION pieces to 291 million Americans at more than 141 million addresses. So, I gu_ess if they screw up now and then, we really can't complain. 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 AVON, IN 46123 (317) 272-2827/Fax: (317) 272-2900 August9-10, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Bark River, Ml August 30.:31, 2003 Pro & Sportsman Series Crandon, WI Septembr 13-14, 2003 · Pro Series Onl1 New Berlin, NY CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 FAx (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE V AJ-. DEREN 2405 BAKER AvE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thumon County ORV Park, Ol1mpia, 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 DF.cATIJR CRANDON GOVERNOR'S Cup -The lO'h anniversary Forest County FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CuJB Potawatomi Governor's Cup Challenge Race was run at Crandon DECATUR, TX 76234. International Off Road Raceway on June 22, 2003. A purse of ToMALLEN $29{350 was up for grabs and the lions share of it went to Johnny Greaves. (800) 662-3649/(214) 64l-2090 He drove his Pro-4 Toyota Tundra to the overall win. Johnny got $16,500 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS for 1" place, $2,000 from Toyota Racing Development and $1,500 from. 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE Miller Spectrum Plasma Cutter. $20,000 ain't b_ad for a few minutes LAKE HAVASU CITY, Az 86403 work. Curt LeDuc was second to·finish and Curt collected $1,500. Scotty (928) 855-2208· Taylor was third, first 2wd truck and he won $2,700. Jason Baldwin was October 25-26, 2003 fourth and he collected $250. Fifth was Dan Badoux, first Sportsman 2 Baja In Havasu pickup, 2nd 2wd pickup overall and he won $2,100. Steve Barlow was Lake Havasu, AZ s1Xth and he collected $250. Seventh was Mike Savage, second Sportsman EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. 2 pickup, he won $750. Scott Douglas was eighth for $250. Josh Baldwin ToM DELAUDER, SR. was ninth, $250. Mike Oberg was 10'\ third Sportsman 2 pickup, $600. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD 11th was Carl Renezeder, $250, 12th was Evan °£vans, $250 and 13'h was· WELLSVILLE,'OH1o' 43968 Dan Vandefi Heuvel, $200. • ___ -..:.(3_3_0'-) _53_2_-4:...5_89 ___ _ FINAL FLAG -We were just made aware of the passing of Patrick . Nyland,-a long time member of BARRA, the Ham Radio Association that works the checkpoints for the SCORE Mexican races. Patrick worked with BORRA in the 80's and the 90's. He passed away on June 1, 2003. He was 83 years old. Patrick is survived by his wife Eileen and his three sons Paul, Phillip and Chris. Our deepest sympathy · to the family. CORR NEWS -CORR has announced that Round 4 (Antigo) will be cancelled, and would not be made up. The round had been postponed due to inclement weather and therefore the.2003 season will consist of 13 rounds instead of the usual 14. NASCAR NOTES -It was good to see Robby Gordon take the Dodge/Save Mart 350 road race a few weeks ago. Robby has 1 win, 2 top S's and 5 top lO's so far this season. Robby is 15th in points, he dropped two spots when he was caught up in the big wreck at Daytona. Jimmy Johnson is 6th in points, he won the Coca Cola 600 and has the I win to his credit, 2 top S's and 6 top lO's. In the NASCAR Truck Series, Brendan Gaughan is having a good year. In 10 starts he has two wins, 5 top S's and 8 top 10 finishes. Brendan is second in points, a mere 6 points out of the lead. Congratulations to qur off road Nascar troops. Hopefully, they will all have long, safe and successful careers. COVERING -Keep a good thought for Joe Aguirre, the Goodyear Tire Man. Joe tore a rotator cuff, had it surgically repaired and is t home on the mend. Get well soon Joe! T;LLIERS TIP SHEET -Tony has put odds on all the contestants for he SCORE Henderson's Terrible 250 and we'll list his top ontenders in each class and see how well Tony does at picking the winners. In Trophy truck, Tim Herbst, Gus Vildosola and Dan Smith are 3 to 1. Post, Steinberger and Jones are at 4 to 1. in Pro Truck, Pfleuger· is at 3 to 1, Olliges 4 to 1. Class 1, Troy Herbst, Ron Brant, Mark Weyhrich, Chuck Hovey and Dale Ebberts are a:t 3 to 1. Scott McMillin, Pat Dean and Mike Voyles are 4 to l. In ½-1600, Erick Allen and Dave Hendrickson are 2 to 1. Brian Jeffrey, Jeff Carr are 3 to 1 and Fletcher, Rusich, Freeman and Golden are 4 to_ 1. Class 3, Don Moss, even. Class 5, Joe Heger, everi., George Seeley 3 to 1.5-1600, Ruben Gutierrez, Lakin, Taylor • and Reynoso 3 to 1. Class 7, Salazar and DeNunzio 3 to 1. Turner 4 to l. Karakas 5 to 1. 7S, Bob Graham 3 to 1, Bob Land, Pete Sohren 4 to Page& f.NsENADA BAJA OFFRoAD RAc:ING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX. 0ll-52-646-1818989 ELis10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races far bugg:ys & Motorcycles . EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT COURSE RACING VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FwRJDA OFF ROAD DRIVER's AssN. JASON LEIBIN (727) .376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma1, Noo at Davidson Racewa1 FRT MOTORSPORTS 250 KENNEDY, #2 CHULA VISTA; CA 91911 (619) 427-5759 E-MAIL: Buggies & Trucks August 15-16, 2003 The lazo de Amistad Tecate, B.C., MX October 17-19, 2003 Superstition 250 XX Plaster City East December 30-31, 2003 The Dash Plaster City West GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOC/A TION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREAT Pl.ANES OFF ROAD RACING AssocIATION PAUL HUFFMAN (402) 296-4349 JESS URWIN August 2003 (402) 944-2193 All races are short course, stadium style. Classes -Sportsman Buggy, 1/2/ 5-1600, Sport Truck and Quads. Nebraska Racewa1 Park is just minutes west of Omaha, NE. <> 1 OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIONAi; lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/FAX 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 , JEEPSPEED . RACING FOR STREET LEGAL jEEP CHEROKEES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 <> E-MAIL: KAMLOoPS BRONCO BUSTERS WmsPERING PINES SPORTS & llEcREATION CENTER P.O. Box 465 . KAMI.OOPS, BC, CAJ-.ADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. CRAIG BYERS (250) 376-8466 September 14, 2003 October 5, 2003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO · (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. )EFFfaROD (408) 926-0522 )IMARtJTA (408) 247-4402 MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AI.VAREZO PAJ-.AMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, C1a11H., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN Buoov BUIIDERS DUNE BUGGY 'TR.ADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MicmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSIDPS M. T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 )ONES ROAD . GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots onl1 MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: <> August 23, 2003 Short Course Bedford, IN September27,2003 Short Course Charleston, IL September 27, 2003 Short Course Casey, IL September 28, 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: August 9, 2003 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 27, 2003 Lucerne 300 · Lucerne Valley, CA November 22, 2003 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. HIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92311-1231 (760) 253-4453 September 20, 2003 Barstow, CA December 6, 2003 Lucerne, CA , MSBA. MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AsSOCIATION DAvEBARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 . (810) 730-9221 MoTOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES Biu. MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <www.lTStrials.c~m> All events· at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed VaUe1 with a sclwol) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l -Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. BUTCH CHAPIN MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HAsrlNGs, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <www.Nooraof&> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring VaUe1 Racewa1, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Vall,ry located 15 minutes from Sjn'ing Valle1) August 24, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway September 14, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway October 12, 2003 Spring Valley Raceway NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 OFF ROAD EXPO 2003 (626) 599-8622 October 4-5, 2003 Los Angeles County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT • GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 . CLASS REP. -9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP.· DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acre.!) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS 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) OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. [ouis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/FAX: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 495 N. COMMONS ORNE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 Dusty Times

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PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NY (856) 875-7591 Trucks-Buggies.Quads November 1-2, 2003 Southwich • .M"A September7,2003 October 26, 2003 Monster Truck Show August9-10, 2003 York, PA PRoTRucKRACINGSERIES 9409 ABRAHAM WAY SANTEE, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/FAX: (619) 449-6470 August 29-31, 2003 Crandon World Championships PRO September 12-14, 2003 Primm 300 SCORE September26-28,2003 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, 1A 51460 (712) 679-2221 SAN DIF.Go SHORT CoURSE WINTERNATIONAIS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Tn«:ks, Desert Tn«:ks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Tn«:k <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIF.Go OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/FAX: (801) 253-3176 SCCA PRoRAu.v SERIES SPORTS CAR Cum OF AMERICA P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 (800) 770-2055 August 1-2, 2003 Maine Forest · Rumford, ME August 22-23, 2003 .Ojibwe Forests Bemidji, MN September 6-7, 2003 Wild West Olympia, WA October 17-18, 2003 Lake Superior Haughton, Ml SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 FAX SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., SUITE A CAIABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 September 12-13, 2003 Las Vegas Primm 300 Primm, NV November 13-16, 2003 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 B.C.,MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEV ADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 (702) 452-4522 October4-5, 2003 Gold Coast 34th SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV. . November 22-23, 2003 Western Desert Championsl~ip Barstow, CA SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERs RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART . (714) 522-1899 Dusty Times • SODA SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD DRIVERS AsSOCIATION TERRY WOLFE 7839 W. 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U.S. HWY 45 .OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WoRLDRALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL °1863 CoMMANDER DRNE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 zr. PROMOTIONS RENE MONTANO P.O. Box 2122 CALEXICO, ·CA 92231 September 6, 2003 ZR Gran Prix November 30, 2003 Gran Prix de Campiones 4x4 FOREVER, Lrn. 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! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUBliJlil■BG 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 August 2003 Trail Notes ... l. Class 5, Vanderwey, Sykes 3 to i: Raimonde, Doherty/Record 4 to l. Class 9, Tapert 5 to 2. Fisher, Velazco 3 to 1. Class 10, Myers, Halopoff, Yee and Flippin 3 to 1. Christensen, Higman, Brookshire, Ellison 4 to 1. Class 11, Solorzano, Flores 3 to 1. SCORE Lites, Bruckmann/Vessels, Ickler 3 to 1. Stroud, Ridings, Basso, Penhall 4 to 1. Sportsman Buggy, Bantilan, Wall 5 to 1. Sportsman Truck, Loomis, even. So, we'll all put our money where our mouths are and see how well we all do. Have fun! SCCA OREGON TRAIL RALLY - Fifth event out of nine scheduled, the Oregon Trails Rally ru·ns on the gravel roads of the Oregon coast. There is a 3000 foot elevation change along the route which always makes it interesting. David Higgins will be attempting to win his third · straight Oregon Trail Rally in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Mark Lovell will be looking for another win after taking the Pikes Peak laurels. Note: SCCA ProRally Championship events feature flat out competition, -in any weather on challenging mountain, forest or desert roads. Special Stages are run, driver against the clock. Fastest man in each class wins the stage. Trans its connect the special stages. and are driven at normal (posted) speeds with all drivers subject to traffic laws. Spectator areas are provided on the special stages. Go out and watch and get hooked on the sport of rallying. TIE SCCA PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILLCLIMB -The Rally Cars ad another go at "The Hill" on June 28th and most of it went off . ight well. Fortunately, the weather gods decided to make it a -great weekend and the entrants in the three rally classes charged up the 12.5 mile run with foot to the floor wherever possible, arriving at the 14,110 foot high summit, some with their hearts in their throats. The Pro Rally Exhibition class saw Doug Shepard ·and Cindy Krolikowski take the class win in their Dodge SRT-4 with a time of 13: 19:09, a new class record. Second in class was Chris Havas and Dave Kean in a Volkswagen Golf with a time of 14: 10:32. In the Pro ·Rally Group N class it was Wolfgang Hoeck and Julie Lion taking the win in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII with a· time of 13:23:61, also a new class record. Second in Group N was Wyeth Gubelmann and Therin Pace in a Subaru Impreza WRX Sti with a time of 13:25:67 Third in Group N was Shane Mitchell and Paul Donnelly in their Subaru Impreza WRX, time of 13:43:43. Fourth in Group N was Mark Utecht and Jeff Secor in a Subaru Impreza WRX with a time of 13:49:90. The Pro Rally Open Class saw Mark Lovell and Roger Freeman take the win with a time of 11:39:63 in their Subaru Impreza WRX, a new record. Second in the Open class was Ramana Lagemann and Christian Edstrom, also in a Subaru Impreza WRX, time of 11:43:65. Third in Open was Tim O'Neil and Alex Gelsomino in their Ford Focus, time 12: 13:60. Masayuki Akaba and Takako Akaba in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII were fourth in Open with a time of 12:14:87. Fifth were Leon Styles and John Dillon in their Mitsubishi Lancer with a time of 12:29:43. One down note: Laughlin O'~ullivan and Christian Edstrom were out of the run about a half mile from the finish line. Evidently they had a rnn-in with a large solid object. Too bad! SCORE HENDERSON TERRIBLE's 250 -The oppressive heat only bothered the folks in the·contingency row, it certainly didn't bother the drivers as they swept through their appointed rounds. When the rhree laps of the almost eighty mile course were completed it was Tim and Ed Herbst taking the checkered flag in their Ford Trophy Truck with a very respectable time of 4: 13:30, a little over a 56 mile per hour average. Brian Collins and Larry Ragland were second across the line in their Chevy Trophy Truck, third overall with a time of 4: 14:20. Third · Trophy Truck to the checkers was Gus Vildosola and Rob MacCachren in their Ford Trophy Truck, time, 4: 15:50. Great close racin'. Fifst in Class 1 and second overall was Scott McMillin in his Porter-Chevy with a time of 4: 14: 12, just 4 2 seconds out of the overall win. Dale Ebberts and Ernie Castro, Jr. were second in Class 1, time, 4: 14:22. Third in Class 1 was Troy Herbst in the SmithBuilt Ford with a time of 4:22:29. The Class ½-1600 honors went to Brian Freeman and Bruce Fraley, they went the route in their Fraley-VW in 5: 13:35: Bruce dro~e the first lap and Brian the last two laps. In the Pro Truck Division it was Steve Olliges taking the honors in his Ford with a time of 5:28: 15. George Seeley took the Class 5 win over Joe Heger by a whole three seconds! John Griffin.won Stock Full in his Hummer, Don Moss won Class 3 in his Ford Bronco, Craig Turner captured Class 7 in his Ford Ranger, Bob Graham took Class 7S in his Toyota Tacoma, Dan Fresh won Class his Jeep Comanche and Dave Sykes took the Class 8 win in his Chevy Silverado. Rick Ellison took the Class 10 win in his Chenowth Honda and Vic Bruckmann/Kash Vessels took the SCORE Lite win in their Jimco VW. All the details and lots of pictures will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. Stay tuned! FINAL FLAG - It was with deep shock and sorrow that we heard of the . passing of Mick Newton on July 10, 2003. Mick died as a result of a massive heart attack. Mick was a great lover of off road qcing and spent many laps behind the wheel of his Chevy Nova competing in many off road events. Micks second love was golf and· he played often in Parker and, above all he looked forward to his annual fishing trip to the Virginia Lakes areas in the Sierra Mountains. Mick is survived by his daughter Tonya, sons Mickey and Jesse and four grandchildren, Jeremy, Tyler, Deegan and Kaylee. Mick was a very rlose friend of your editor and he was really one of the "Good Guys." Our deepest sympathy to his family and to Sande, his partner for many years. Say hi to Jean for us. 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BITD TSCO VEGAS TO RENO Taylor overalls In Trick Truck By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Danny Anderson had a nearly perfect day at the Vegas to Reno race, and drove his Toyota powered Jimco to first place in Class 1500. · hard for pit crews to keep up with Chevy. Jesse Jones, in a Ford, had their racers. In anticipation of this lost over an hour after becoming most teams had more than the usual high-centered and having to be dug number of chase vehicles, and one out, a fearsome job in all that heat. Protruck crew, of fairly average size, Ragland built up a good lead by had assembled 27 people to chase Mile 243, where he had eight min-and pit this event. utes on Whelchel who had flattened Curt LeDuc brought his very new Ford Class 8000 truck to the BITD Vegas to Reno race and went home with first place. The weather was hot and the - a tire. Taylor, whose strategy for this breezes were light. Tall plumes of dust race was to "keep going and have no rose into the air from the silt beds. flats", ran third less than two min-One racer said the course wa·s "fast, utes later, and Skilton was still but you couldn't drive fast because fourth. But he was now nearly three of the dust." Pre-race estimates of hours do..yn, having got stuck, and total time to the finish ranged from with no reverse gear, spent a lot of Jerry Whelchel's eight hour guess to time jacking the Kia up and shoving Larry Ragland's more conservative it. There must be times when Dar-nine and a half hours. Both were ren wishes he'd built a two seat race wrong. vehicle. The Dondels were out of it RENO: Kyle Taylor blasted northward through the Nevada countryside in his Ford Trick Truck to take the overall victory at the TSCO Vegas to Reno race, the cen-terpiece of the Best In The Desert series. . While it actually started about 100 miles north of Vegas, in Alamo, the pre-r~e festivities were held in Las Vegas, at Michael Gaughan's very comfortable Suncoast Hotel, with room for contingency and pre-race tech all i~1 d;e convenfent parking iots. Post race festivities moved from the fin-ish line, which was actually in Day-ton, to downtown Reno, and this year included the ceremonies in-volved in the ribbon-cutting of the new Off Road Motors ports Hall of Fame, a project spearheaded by Reno resident, Rod Hall. The racing activity wound through the hills north of Alamo and then dropped down into the silty valley known as Area 51, and from there headed north and west-ward into Tonopah. Then the driv-ers paralleled Highway 95 up to Mina, from which vicinity they turned more directly northward, Spencer, Kelly and Carlton Beal, Brian Sherry, Craig Duke and Brent Bates all shared the driving in their Nissan, to go back to Texas as class winners. Greg Foutz drove his stock full-sized Ford truck to the win in Class 8100 with nothing worse than a blown shock to trouble him. Page$ almost up to Gabbs, before mak-ing a big westward curve through Rawhide, Top Gun and Weeks, and then zigzagging into Dayton and the finish, 513 miles from the start. The bikes and quad started just after dawn, but the cars and trucks weren't flagged off the line until 9:30 a.m. They left single file, witn the faster classes spaced a minute apart and the slower folks taking off 30 seconds behind one another. Much of the first 300 miles of the course had been bladed since the last time it was used for racing (a year ago) and it was expected that it would be Ragland had his Chevrolet out by this point and Strunk was now in front from early on, and at five hours off the pace. Rachel, a pit site in the Area 51 Ragland's luck ran out as he neighborhood, 125 miles into the came into Tonopah (Pit #8), where race, he had a lead of about a minute he somehow collided with another and a half on Mike and Dale Dondel vehicle. The resultant damage to the who had their Chevy in second race truck ended his day. At Mina, place. At that time Taylor ran third, which was race mile 342, Taylor led, another 17 seconds back followed with 13 minutes on the WhelcheV by Whelchel in Nick Baldwin's Baldwin truck. Baldwin was now Ford, 11 seconds behind him. Dar- driving. Taylor was now first on the ren Skilton was fourth in the Kia at road, and having no problems. He that point. Gary Dircks and Mark carries a 100 gallon fuel tank and Porter had already had terminal would stop for fuel only three times. trouble with their Ford, and Bucky Baldwin had some flats, and had to Strunk was three hours down in his make an unplanned passenger .;_? change when his navigator became Mike Falkosky lost the tail pipe off his Ford Explorer, but other than that his day went well and he took the Class 3100 win. ill. They had to put Whelchel's guy back in for the remainder of the race. Skilton was third· now, but his troubles weren't over. He'd broken and replaced an axle. Strunk was still moving, far back in the pack, and so was Jesse Jones, but his day wasn't going well either. He'd been towed off the berm he was stuck on early in the race by Class 8 racer Keith Moore (in a Chevy). He then drove from the third pit to the fourth pit without navigator Barry Beacham, who'd become overheated with all the digging and pushing and needed a break. On that section of the course Jones lost a driveshaft and, now by himself, had to replace it with the spare. After that some-where the replacement driveshaft broke, taking with it the back of the transmission. Now they had to be towed, and a Class 7 200 (mini-pickup) towed them 11 miles into Pit 5 where they changed the tail housing and repaired the cab where the driveshaft had come through and taken out some switches(!). Rick D. Johnson drove the entire distance in his Ford Protruck and with almost no problems, finished the trip, still in daylight, with the win. August 2003 Meanwhile, Taylor went on s·e-renely, building a lead. at Top Gun, 442 miles into the race, he had 34 minutes on Baldwin, who'd had more flat&; Jones, with all his prob-lems, was up to third place, but was three hours behind Whelchel and Baldwin, while Skilton dealt with his solitary repair jobs, and held on to fourth. Strunk was eight hours down to the leaders now, but persevering. 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Larry Roese/er had a little trouble with overheating in his Ford truck, but his crew kept close watch, added water, and got him to the finish in first place in Class 7200. culties to take the win, his first in the Trick Truck class. He reported that the team had been :workin' our butts off on this truck-working on the transmission problems." He said his pits were "awesome -so fast", and declared there'd been no mechani-cal trouble at all. His time was eight hours and 19 minutes, faster than Ragland had predicted, but slower than Whelchel had expected. Bald-win and Whelchel were second, 46 minutes later, and as Baldwin mo-tored sedately from the actual fin-ish line where his time was taken, up to the point where Casey Folks waited to congratulate him, the driveshaft broke and took out the radiator. But it didn't matter. A little over three hours later Jones fin-ished in third place. They repaired that after the second driveshaft re-pair they'd had a flat and discov-ered that their air jack system was worn out, and wouldn't life the Dusty Times truck, so they drove about eight miles on the wheel. They also found that their lights weren't well adjusted, but they were happy to get third place. Skilton was fourth, another hour and 20 minutes later and Strunk finished after 18 grueling hours. Taylor averaged 58.18 miles per hour; Strunk's time fell to 29 mph. He had a tough day. There were 11 of the unlimited open wheel cars (Class 1500), and they started one minute apart also. Surprisingly, there were only two dropouts, and both went out early. Even more surprising, the drivers were Sam Berri and Mark McMil-lin, two drivers who are usually in at the finish. Pat Dean had the early lead, with about a minute and a half at Mile 125. He's been having lots ofDNFs and serious problems, and this time sported a bunch of new equipment. His Bunderson now boasts a V8 Marc Stein and Steve Wolcott paired up in Stein's big Ford SUV, and with only a broken yellow light to trouble them, took the win. Chevy, an Albin' s transmission and had lost a half hour or so when both a very tricky new hydraulic steering ignition triggers failed at the same system, which has no steering shaft. time. Then of course, they were back Danny Anderson ran second in his in slower traffic. Mike and Robbie 3.2 liter Toyota powered Jimco. Groff, their Jimco now powered by Anderson says he has to "drive it like a V6 Chevy, had an early serious a Class 10 car - keep it zingin' - all brake problem. They heated up, and the power's up at the top." and he then looked on, damaging the rear was zinging. The third place car, a calipers. The crew adjusted more V8 powered Porter, belonged to bias into the front brakes, making it Andy and Scott McMillin, with 16 hard to stop and steer, but there year old Andy driving the first 300 was no alternative. miles. Dad, Scott, rode along for When these folks arrived at Mile about 200 miles just to be sure his 243 Anderson was in front, less son had things under control. Then than three minutes up on Dean. In he hopped out to get himself to the third it was Hovey, six minutes later point where he would take over the and now Jim Tucker had his V8 driving. In fourth place it was Chuck Chevy powered Jimco in fourth Hovey in a V4 powered Jimco. He place. 1600 driver Jimmy Hook was was only 17 seconds behind the Mc-riding with Tucker and discovered Millin car. Kory Scheeler and Larry that the long travel (much different Job ran fifth in their new V8 pow- from the 1600 car he's used to) gave ered Kaiser, another three seconds the car a rolling motion that turned back. Mark Weyhrich, usually right him green. Not with envy-with mo-at the front of the pack in his Jimco, tion sickness! The McMillins were fifth now, ten seconds later. In fact, they were only 13 minutes behind Anderson. Scheeler and Job had lost a couple of hours and fell back to last, but were still moving. Anderson, who said he had a "good race with Pat Dean -he kept me pushing hard all day", was still in front at Mile 34 2, now with less than four minutes on Dean. The McMillins had come back up to third as Hovey broke a limiter strap and had to replace it. He fell to fourth, and Tucker and his co-driver, Richard Boyle, were now fifth. Kevin Colan ran right behind them in his Chenowth Millennium, with the Weyhrich team next in line, then the Groffs and Scheeler and Job. Anderson, who described the course as "up tempo", "with a lot of driving, a lot of stuff that'll get you", was avoiding all that stuff, and hold-ing on to the lead. He had the same less than four-minute lead at Mile 442, and it was still Dean in second place, enjoying a race with no prob-lems at all. Hovey was third eight minutes later, and in fourth it was Tucker and Boyle, followed by the McMillins. Scott had a couple of flats and had to drive about 20 miles on one of them. The rest were also still coming along. Anderson, who wasn't troubled much by dust once he got in front of the Class 1500 cars, stopped just two times for fuel, and took the vic-tory by nine minutes. Dean had a late flat, but got his second place, a long overdue good finish. In third it was Tucker and Boyle, who'd had a flat near Mina. Five minutes behind them it was the McMillins, followed Continued on page 1 D An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, Caesars & Baily's I) I)~ Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages @~tr Flamingo & The Strip 1-888-227-2279 The Place Las Vegans Call Home'" West Flamingo & Valley View 1-888-402-6278 August 2003 West Tropicana & Arville 1-800-675-3267 Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages 0~~TI ~,.f'' Alta & Rampart 1-877-677-7111 Page 9

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Nick Baldwin and Jerry Whelchel teamed in their Ford Trick Truck to John Becker and Will Staats teamed up in their Ford Protruck, and Mike Coleman and Robert Hayley paired up in their Class 7100 Ford, and took second place, even though they lost second gear early in the day. take second place in the very demanding class. even though it wanted to quit running, took third place. in by Hovey who'd lost a radiator Mile 125 by about 17 seconds. came to a complete stop. Hogan was fan and had to "hike one in", which Kevin McGillivray ran second in his having flats. Dickerson was running cost him about 20 minutes and two Chevy, with Al Hogan, another with no power equipment working positions. The Weyhrichs were sixth, Ford, in third followed by Jeff because they'd lost their alternator. having replaced those ignition trig-Dickerson, another Ford. John At Mile 268 co-driver Jim Nuckles gers several times during the day, and Becker was fifth and only four min-took over and they put in a new also having been high-centered for a utes behind the first truck. Most of battery because they couldn't fig-while. Colan broke an A-arm before the others were pretty close on the ure out the alternator problem. Top Gun and ran with it that way lead pack, but Rick L. Johnson had Down the road he had a wheel for 20 miles. A BFG pit fabricated got his Toyota stuck in a ravine and problem that bent two studs, and parts and welded him back together, lost nearly three hours getting out, they had spare studs, but the chase "they got me here," he said. The and Jeff Stiles had rolled his Ford crew that had them was ahead of Groffs, who are still finding off road at Mile 1. He also had electrical them down the highway. While they racing to be as much fun as they'd problems and lost a couple of were dealing with that they found a expected when they started a year hours, which wasn't a really great broken wire on the alternator, and or so ago, also had a BFG pit repair way to start off on his first solo run things were "pretty uneventful" af-an A-arm. They were eighth. In in a 500 mile race. Rob Reinert- ter that. ninth, and none too happy about son, still another Ford, had hit a At Mina, Mile 342, Johnson led it, Scheeler and Job hustled through boulder thattook out his driveshaft by just over two minutes and the finish line and off to their trailer and carrier bearing, so he'd lost an McGillivray had put Nils Castillo without saying what happened. hour or so. into the driver's seat. He was sec-The Protrucks came with a big When this group arrived at Mile ond, and Shepard ran third. He group. There were 13 of them and 243 McGillivray had the lead, but was having flats. Later he said he'd all but one, Dan Hunt, got to the was only 56 seconds in front of "lost count", adding that he'd "got finish line. He was out before cov- Rick D. Johnson. Bob Shepard, in aggressive and didn't get away with ering much ground at all. But in a Chevy, was now third, Hogan it." Hogan was still fourth and the front of the pack it was Rick D. fourth and Becker's Ford was still Becker's co-driver, Will Staats, was Johnson, in the Ford, leading at fifth. It was quitting every time he in fifth place still. another Page 10 August 2003 Castillo moved back into the lead in the final section, with Johnson a close second. He'd had just two flats all day long. Castillo and McGillivray actually finished first and looked like the winners, but an incident at about Mile 265 cost them. McGillivray came to a road crossing and misinterpreted a flagman's signal. He thought he'd been told to move ahead. It was an awkward crossing site. The course came into the highway at a 45 de-gree angle, uphill. The driver could see the flagman and the highway coming from the left, but not from the right. McGillivray saw the flag move and thought it meant "come ahead". But it didn't. He went, and suddenly realized there was a vehicle on the highway. He creased the side of the chase Bronco with his bumper, slid across the highway and stopped. The Bronco was still moving, and when the woman driv-ing got it slowed down she returned to the crossing. McGillivray, mean-while, radioed the BITD to report the incident and they told him to go on with his race, and they'd take care of the incident. Which they did. Happily, no one was injured, and the Bronco belonged to the McMillin race team, so it was sim-pler to sort out than it might have been had it just been an unknow-ing tourist. The BITD officials ulti-mately penalized McGillivray 15 minutes for not stopping at a road crossing, and he lost his victory. So Rick D. Johnson, who'd been only five minutes back, moved into the win. McGillivray and Castillo dropped to second and Becker and Staats finished in third place, about 13 minutes behind Johnson. Shepard, reporting that the silt "was a handful" for his truck, said the ruts got deep and there was no time to relax. He was fourth. In fifth it was Tom Koch who drove all the way, and had a good time except for the few moments right after he flattened two tires at once. Tony Licitra and his son, Geno, shared Continued on page 12 The Suspension Company. Dusty Times

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Pat Dean drove his Bunderson all the way and had his best finish in Aaron and Ian Dixon shared the driving in their 7300 Ford and had a Rod and Josh Hall shared the driving in their new H2 Hummer, had some new-<:ar problems, but got a fourth place finish in the big SUV class. transmission was running hot, so and found it difficult to get around they had to take it easy as they them in the dust. Tenth went to headed for the finish. Stiles who "had a ball" running the a long time, second place in Class 1500. flawless day to take the victory by over three hours. the driving in their Chevy and ended to poke around a while before they had a flat and discovered their jack the day in sixth place. David and found the real culprit. They were had fallen off the truck and all they Matt Scaroni lost time when some seventh. Hogan was eighth. He had had left was their little "bottle jack". wiring came loose in their Ford. a long day. At one point they They got the truck jacked up with They changed alternators thinking couldn't loosen the lug nuts when that, but it wasn't well balanced and that was the problem, and then had they had a flat. Another time they fell over. And late in the day their In ninth place it was Reinertson full 500 miles himself, even if he who was back in the pack with was a bit embarrassed by the early slower traffic after his early repairs roll-over. Dickerson and Nuckles Super Cell Fits between the frame of ANY truck SCORE & FIA Legal Manufactured exclusively by Fuel Safe Toys Baja 1000 Desert Buggy Metal Mulisha, Baja 1000, LBZ, & Kawasaki Motorcycles Coming Soon: Trophy Truck & Truggy Bones® The best DZUS tool you'll ever own! Custom Colors & engraving available Quanity Discounts Page 12 Specialty Tools & Accessories Helmets & Kool Air™ Systems Communication Systems e sell" Mil-Spec Electrical Products Safety Equipment Racing Wheels Satellite Phones & GPS Custom Chevy VB Engines PARTICIPATINli DEALER§ B & R Buggie -1523 So. Coast Hwy. -Oceanside, CA 92054 -760-722-1266 Baja Racing Products -1040 South Main St. -Fallbrook, CA 92028 -760-723-2117 Baja Shop Motorsports -264 Cypress St -Orange, CA 92865 -714-279-0778 H&M Motorsports -120 North Pacific St #H1 -San Marcos, CA 92069 -760-510-9586 Perry's Fab & Fiber -La Mesa, CA 91941 -619-463-1361 Race Ready Products -103 Press Lane #4 -Chula Vista, CA 91910 -619-691-9171 RAC MDTDRSPDRTS 3231-C Business Park Drive #318 Vista, CA 92083 USA 760-918-0777 Fax 760-918-07 33 August 2003 were 11th and Rick L. Johnson was 12th, never able to make up the time he'd lost when stuck early in the morning. The Class 1000 cars had only a small group this time, but the rac-ing was close for a while. When they came into Rachel the lead belonged to Steve Strobel in his Bunderson, but he had only 12 seconds on Lob-sam and Eli Yee in their Honda powered Jimco. Jim Cochran, who'd had an early flat, had his Lothringer in third, about 20 min-utes later, and Todd Jergensen ran fourth in his Race. Jergensen usu-ally races a V8 powered Class 1500 car, but this time he came for the challenge of the long race and some fun. He brought his Raceco pre-runner which is more of a SCORE Lite (C lass 1100) car than a C lass 1000, thanks to his VW suspension, but he and his wife, Shirley, who would also drive, had simply entered the class they most closely fit. The Yee brothers went into the lead by the time they got to Mile 243, and Strobel was now about 15 minutes back in second. Coch-ran was still third, and Jergensen fourth. The Raceco had broken a trailing arm right at the Warm Springs pit (Mile 200), and had some lengthy pit time with repairs. Shirley, who drove the middle part of the race, is about 18 inches shorter than Jergensen, so the seat has to be moved up and pillows put in and belts adjusted to make it possible for her to drive. At Mina the Yees had an hour and 13 minutes on Cochran's co-driver, Frank Omboli, and they were an hour and ten minutes up on the Jergensens and their third driver, Mike Garvin. Strobel was having problems and, ultimately, did not finish. The Yees continued their win-ning streak, taking their third win in three races. They had no prob-lems with their car all day, their big-gest difficulty having been getting around the Protrucks. They were almost two hours in front of Coch-ran and Omboli, who had another flat at the end of the day. Omboli said, "It was a really nice course -probably one of the nicest I've ever raced on." The Jergensens and Garvin were delighted to get their third place finish, another-hour or so later. There were five starters in Class 8000, but only four made it all the way. At Rachel the lead belonged to Jim Bosman in a Ford, and he had 59 seconds on Curt LeDuc and his finally completed new Ford. Two minutes later Kenny Brager had third on his Chevy and about 13 minutes back it was Keith Dusty Times

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Kevin McGi/livray and Nils castillo split the driving in their Chevrolet Eric and Jared Hardin drove their GMC Class 7200 truck to second John Holmes and Dave Turner were teamed in a small Ford SUV, · Protruck and, with the help of a really big chase crew, took second place, praising their chase crew for their good work. had a long day, but still finished in second place. place. Moore, also in a Chevy, who'd lost last of the bikes and quads take off. he had only two minutes on Char- was Handle_y_a_n_d-;-::C::-a-s-ey-,-f::-o-,,ll:-o-w_e_d=---t--=-h-e_y_d=-e-c-id-=-e-d,,--w_a_s_d=-u_e_t-,-_o-am--ov_e_r-a little time to wing Jesse Jones out He had a long, hard day ahead of lie McDowell in a_nother Ford. In in by Merritt and Beaver. Some-heated fuel pump. They switched of his "stuck". Doug Seymour, in him. Eric and Jared Hardin were third it was Dave Morrison, enjoy-thing really time-consuming hap-to the spare and that solved the another Ford, was fifth, another fourth in their GMC about a half ing his first Best In The Desert race, pened to McDowell right at the end problem for a while -until the spare 15 minutes back. minute behind him. ·--. in another Ford. Chad Hall was of the race, and the car quit mov-heated up. So they kept switching LeDuc, who was suffering from When they went through Mile fourth in his Hummer, and Mark ihg all together just after he got pumps until they got to Mile-125, what he called the "worst cold -in 243 Wanzek had the lead, with Handley ran fifth in yet another across the finish line, but he was at which point they were down my life", could hardly talk. But he about a minute and 58 seconds on Ford. There was just nine minutes fifth, and on his way to the trailer about an hour and 15 minutes, in could still drive, and moved into Roeseler. Roeseler's team was from first to fifth. Randy Merritt, without stopping to explain his last place. Tim Branden was the the lead in the next section. He was watching the temperature closely, another Ford, ran sixth, after break- problems. only driver who failed to get that a half hour in front of Brager at because the truck was running a ing a spindle at Mile 10 and losing In Class 7100 there were seven far. Mile 243. But Brager was having little warm. They added water peri- two hours. trucks; five Fords, one Jeep and o·ne At Mile 243 Hansen's truck was steeringproblemsthatplaguedhim odically. -The Hardins were third At Mile 243 Handley had the Toyota. Mark Hansen piloted his stiilleading,andnowJimGilchrist .all the way. In third, less than a now, about 15 minutes further lead, about a half hour ahead of Ford to the front of the line by Mile drove. They had about 50 minutes minute later, was Bosman, and Sey-back and Salazar ran fourth. He Hall. Then came Foutz, who'd 125, where he was 11 minutes in on second place Coleman and Hay-mour was fourth an hour and a had a nut come loose in the rear blown a rear shock, then Morrison front of Miguel Alvarado in the ley, who'd lost their second gear. half further back. Moore had lost end, which let it move around and and McDowell. Hall and Foutz Jeep. Kevin Davis had his Ford in Alvarado dropped· to third place about three hours ·somehow, but they clobbered something and flat-traded places in the next section, third place, and Mike Coleman and and now Koenig and co-driver Troy was still running. tened a tire. But they were able to and were still close at Mile 342, with Rober-t Hayley ran fourth in an- Robinson were fourth. They'd had LeDuc was essentially on a long make repairs. In this section Jerry Foutz in front only three minutes other Ford. The team of Eric and problems in the silt in Area 51, then test drive. His truck had been com- fisher, in a Ford and Bill Manfroy, ahead of Hall. Morrison was an- Tyler Henn were fifth in their Ford. hosed down th~ir fuel pumps, and pleted on Thursday, driven from in another Ford, both dropped other 15 minutes back in third, Tim Braden didn't make it that far, finally, wrapped them in wet tow-the shop floor up. onto the trailer, out. McDowell was fourth and Handley and Mike Koenig, in the Toyota, els, which served to keep them cool and then off-loaded at Alamo and Wanzek fell out before they ar- was fifth. He had some trouble with had a problem. His crew discovered enough to function. Davis, who driven over to the_staging line. The. rived at Mile 342, and Roeseler was silt clogging the cooling system. a leaky radiator cap while the truck also apparently had problems in the mismatched hO(~d is sported was a back into the lead. Now he had 23 Hall had been hearing an omi- was in staging, and the local parts silt, was fifth, about three minutes lucky charm, having come from the minutes on the Hardins, who were nous rumbling sound, and when the store was not open. The truck went behind them, and the Henns had truck LeDuc drove about five years 15 minutes up on Salazar. David real trouble hit, it was serious. A off the line as the crew scrounged lost an hour and 20 minutes in that ago when he won the prestigious Binns, Ford, who'd lost a couple fan nut failed, allowing the fan to through the junk cars in the neigh- section and were now last. Borg Warner race at Crandon, of hours very early in the day, was get into the radiat.or. As his crew borhood of the start, and found a The Hansen/Gilchrist truck Wisconsin. When he went through no longer a participant. began what they thought usable replacement cap. But at Mile continued to lead. Hansen had Mina he had nearly two hours on The skid pan fried to fall off a repair job, they discovered a lot 3 Koenig radioed back that he was done his section with nothing more Brager, and his test drive was prov- Roeseler's transmission, but his of "collateral" damage. After three already overheating. He and his than a loose power steering hose, ing uneventful. Brager was over an chase crew zip tied it back on, and hours of working on the Hummer passenger,Steve Brosz, made a new and things were running smoothly. hour ahead of Bosman who'd had everything held together to the fin- they finally had to throw in the gasket out of duct tape and kept They led by 32 minutes at Mina, a miscommunication w1th his chase ish line. He took another win, say-towel, very disappointed about their going. The truck was still running with Hayley and Coleman still crew that cost a lot of time. He ing, "I'm as happy finishing this first DNF in two years of racing. hot, and developed a "stutter" that Continued on page 14 waited at one pit for them to arrive (class) as winning overall. It's a great Foutz was solidly in front at Mile .,,----------------with gas, while they waited one pit team effort." The Hardins, who 44 2, and his crew had figured out up the road for him to get to them. took second 20 minutes later, ag;o that if they didn't give him a full Moore was· moving at a good rate praised their crew as "the best crew load of fuel it ran fine with the now, but had lost too much time out here." And Salazar, who fin-blown shock. He had a half hour to catch up. ished in third at about 9:30 p.m., on Scott Barnett, Morrison's co-LeDuc took the win by an hour could hardly wait to get through driver, who was racing in his first and 45 minutes, the truck looking the finish area and off to his motel ever race. In third it was McDowell, completely unscathed. Brager, who room and bed. • then Handley' s co-driver, Tim Ca-managed not to have any flat tires, In Class 2000 ( 1600cc buggies) sey. Casey will be remembered by was second, arid Bosman took only the team of Kevin and Kent old timers as the part of the La Paz third. Moore, the Good Samaritan Graves, and their Jimco, showed up, Party Mix team. Merritt, and Jim was fourth, the last to finish. Sey- so when their motor started to fail Beaver, who drove the middle sec-mour disappeared somewhere be-about halfway through the day, tion in his car, were up to fifth, fore Mina. they decided to put the car on the running all right, but way back In Class 1100 (which is compa- trailer. thanks to their early misfortune. rable to SCORE Lite) the single en- Class 8100 had seven entries, but Foutz took the win by 3 2 min-try ofJeffMoore and Kirk Kontilla, Eric and Terry Henn and their utes, with Morrison and Barnett in in an M&T Racecars chassis, had a Hummer fell out early in the day. second place. They said they'd "had problem with some broken ignition Greg Foutz led the six remaining a few get-offs", but otherwise it had wires and also a little bit of carbu- trucks to Mile 125 in his Ford, but been an "awesome" day. In third it retor trouble, but otherwise had a good day. They avoided flats alto-gether and finisheq the day in 13 hours and 28 minutes. Kyle Taylor has smoothed out his new-car bugs, and everything went right with his Ford this time, giving him the Trick Truck win as well as the overall victory. Class 7200 had eight starters, but most of them ran into trouble. The Ford of Kelly and John Mc-Neil didn't get even to the first check, but all the rest of them did.· At that point the lead belonged to Larry Roeseler in his Ford. He had about two and a half minutes on Shawn Wanzek in his Ford. In third it was hector Salazar who w·as driv-ing his Ford without the benefits of sleep. His engine had been com-pleted down in Ensenada the night before. They'd got everything but-toned down, loaded it up and took · off for Nevada, where they arrived Mark Hansen, Jim Gilchrist and Malcolm Vinje had some brake problems with their Eli and Lobsam Yee, in a Honda powered Jimco, got their third BITD Class 1000 in Alamo just in time to watch the Ford truck, but it didn't slow them much and they got the Class 7100 win. win this season, finishing with a lead of almost two hours Dusty Times August 2003 Page 13

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Randy Merritt and Jim Beaver t'eamed their talents in Merritt's Ford and in spite of a broken spindle got to the finish line in'fourth place in class 8100. Dave Morrison and Scott Barnett paired up in a Ford and with ve,y few problems had an 'awesome• day and finished second in Class 8100. Frank Omboli and James Cochran split the driving in their Lothringer Class 1000 car. had only a couple of flats and finished the day in second place. third. They broke a fan, and re-placed it with one that plugged into their cigarette lighter fixture. Alva-rado was still third, and Robinson and Koenig struggled in fourth. They'd been stuck in silt and they'd even managed to get ahead of their chase crew at one point. At Mina, Robinson and navigator Mark Naugle got back in, and now as day-light waned and temperatures dropped the truck ran fine. Gilchrist handed over to ·Mal-colm Vinje and he had a brake bleeder come loose. His crew tight-ened it back up, or thought they had, but it came loose again and he did his section with no brakes. Vinje said the course was fast, but because of the dust "you couldn't drive fast", so it wasn't as big a disaster to be without brakes as it might have been. He brought the truck in safely for another win. Coleman and Hayley were second about 44 minutes later, followed in by Alva-rado. And in fourth place it was Koenig and Robinson, finishing Page 14 about 1:40 a.m., the truck happy-now in the cool weather. The Henns were fifth, another three hours down. There were six of the big SUVs entered in Class 4100, but only five got back to the finish. The eye-catching "flag Hummer" driven by various members of the Hall family (this time it was Josh) succumbed to a blown head gasket before get-ting to Rachel, and was sidelined. Actually, this race was its swan song anyway, so it was retired a little ahead of schedule. Marc Stein ·got his Ford to Rachel in the lead, but Mike Mc-Comas was only two minutes be-hind him in his Ford, and John Sunderland ran third, about 50 minutes down, in another Ford. In fourth place, just five minutes be-hind Sunderland, was Rod Hall, driving a new H2. This was its maiden voyage and a lower shock mount had broken very early in the day. Noah and Matt Pike, in a Ford, ran a few minutes behind them in fifth place after replacing an upper A-arm mount early in the day. Stein was having a trouble-free run, and continued to lead. He had an hour and 20 minutes when he got to Mile 243. McComas was still running second, and Sunderland held third. Hall was fourth, but had lost more time when he got stuck enough that he needed to be pulled out by a BITD official. The Pikes, overheating, were still just a few min-utes behind him. At Mina Stein and his co-dtiver, Steve Wolcott, still led. They'd been hit and their yellow light broken, so they'd repaired it, but hadn't had any other trouble.' Wolcott is a veteran racer, but hadn't raced in some years, nor had he ever run a BITD race, though he'd competed in the Nevada desert plenty of times. The Sunderland car moved up to second place, as McComas lost about two and a half hours with some difficulty. Hall and son Josh, who drove half, continued to move August 2003 along in the H2, bui: some new car troubles developed, as expected. The Pikes had continuing problems with their A-arm mount, and had to repair it several more times dur-ing their trip. They had trouble get-ting their truck into low lock also, and therefore got stuck in the silt several times. Wolcott's only misadventure was no problem for him, but he briefly grieved for the big bird he hit. Feathers flew, he said. He and Stein took the win, finishing two hours in front of the Sunderland team. McComas was third, almost another two hours later, and then it was the Halls in their H2. They came across the finish line at about 7:22 a.m. on Saturday. The Pikes were another 38 minutes further back, but also made it back in.time for a finish, with a total time of 21:32:27. Class 7300, stock mini-trucks, consisted of six entries, all Fords. Aaron Dixon was in front at Rachel, with just three minutes on Brian Lopez. Another 20 minutes oack it was John Webster, and then in fourth, Rob MacCachren, who'd had running gear problems. The Ford engineer watching the start said he thought MacCachren had gone off the line unaware that some-thing was already broken. The Ford men noticed it too late to be of help. The Dixon truck had a good deal with the Lopez truck and at Mile 24 3 they were still only 14 min-utes apart, the Dixons in front. Webster was another hour back in third and MacCachren ran fourth, still another hour down. At mile 34 2, with Ian Dixon driv-ing, the team had nearly two hours on Webster after Lopez disap-peared. MacCachren and co-driver Steve Olliges were now third, but three hours off the lead time. The Dixons "just plugged along", having no problems at all. They had an hour and a half on Webster at Mile 442, and MacCachren and 01-liges were 50 minutes further back. Dusty Times

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,;•'tt,. John R. and John A. Sunderland and Buddy Crisp teamed in their Jim Tucker and Richard Boyle had a good ride in their big Chevy Vince Wavra, Terry and Rick McC/intick and Todd Murrah got together to have a little fun, entered the Sportsman class in their Baja Bug and got to the finish. Ford SUV to finish in second place in spite of some lengthy problems. powered Jimco and were third in Class 1500. The Dixons took the win, with a good enough to be 43rd overall. their well-used Baja Bug. It's well was pleased that it worked just as well as the car, it didn't give him any trouble either. They finished in a time of 13 ·hours, two minutes and 21 seconds, with an average speed of 39:34 miles per hour. The Best In The Desert season continues on August 22nd with the Baja Mex 300 on the coast, below Ensenada, and then returns to the desert for the Las Vegas 200 early time of9:41:02, still having had no The final entry in this event was cared for also, because they had no problems. It was five hours before another team of family and friends mechanical problems, didn't flat-second place showed up, and then out to have a good time. Vince ten any tires, and said they "had a it was Olliges and MacCachren. Wavra. and Rick and Terry lot of fun." Vince, who got a new Webster finished third only nine McClintick shared the driving in titanium knee just last December in December. . _-., ty minutes alter. There were four of the small SUVs, all Fords, and they all made it to the finish line. Scott Douglas had the early lead, with just 11 sec-onds on Mike Falkosky at Mile 125. Behind them Nicholas Crouch came along about 25 minutes later, having a good race with John Holmes and Dave Turner who were only two minutes behind them. Douglas continued to lead through Mile 243, where he had about four minutes on Falkosky. Then it was Holmes and Crouch still running very close together. But in the next section Douglas had a major problem, and what took Fal-kosky two hours and 17 minutes, occupied over eight hours of Dou-glas' time. So Falkosky went into the lead, with Holmes about an hour and 20 minutes behind him in second place. Crouch also had problems, and lost about three hours, but he still moved up to third. . Falkosky lost his tail pipe, and also pulled over to let a late Trick Truck pass him and did in a tire, but otherwise he had no problems. At Mile 44 2 he had two hours and four minutes on Holmes, who had two hours and 20 minutes on Crouch. Douglas, once running again was the fastest little SUV on the road, but he was still fourth. Falkosky had no problems and took the win by well over two hours. Holmes was second and Crouch fin-ished third, while Douglas took fourth place after another bout with problems. There was only one Class 5000 car entered, the new car belonging to David Vieria. It managed to get through Mile 342, but was appar-ently having some problems, and then never made it to Mile 44 2, or the finish. Class 3000 had only one entry, but it was an enthusiastic bunch. The Beal famtly and their friends, all from Texas, came out to do battle with the deserts of Nevada, They brought their venerable Nis-san and got Bryant Hibbs, erstwhile tech person for the Protrucks, to ride with them, as he has always done. Their fuel pump got hot at Mile 80, so they changed it, and the replacement got hot. Some time after that they took on some new fuel, and then they didn't have any more trouble with the fuel pump. All together they.had six drivers: Spencer, Kelly and Carlton· Beal, Brian Sherry, Craig Duke and Brent Bates. Hibbs rode all the way, and he said he had to yell at them occasionally. They didn't flatten any tires, and made it back to the finish line· in a time of 14: 10:05, · Dusty Times contingency $100cash Lightforce's new HID Blitz is the most powerful and efficient light in the off-road world. HID Blitz features a 9.5-inch parabolic reflector and draws the equivalent of a 35 watt bulb. Shatterproof, waterproof and lightweight polycarbonate construction ensures rugged durability from a unit weighing half that of competitors. An integrated ballast-the first of its kind in off-road-makes installation easy. Our trademark filter system allows you to change the color or pattern of the beam in seconds. The brightest light, most durable, most versatile and easiest to install ... This is no poser. HID Blitz rocks! • (208) 476-9814 P.O. Box 9, Orofino, ID 83544 August 2003 Page 1s

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... 50TH RALLY ACROPOLIS 2003 Markko/Ford score In Greece By. Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Markka Martin Got his first WRC win at the Acropolis Rally, he drove his Ford Focus hard and fast, as seen in this picture. Ford's victory third time out with the 2003 Focus WRC brought a career landmark for Estonian driver Markko Martin, who scored his debut World rally win. Ford Focuses led all the way, Markko from the second stage onwards. The hot and dry stages of Greece brought to Ford suc-cess for the fourth year in succes-sion at this rally, and for the 12th time in the history of this classic event, now celebrating its 50th an-niversary. This was also their 44th World Rally victory, putting them equal with Peugeot, and behind only Lancia. The battles for the places were intense. After trans-mission trouble Subaru's Petter Solberg fought back to finish in third place but with two stages to go he rolled and fell to third. The Citroens of Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae were lying third and fourth when McRae was delayed by electronic trouble and dropped back to eighth, and Car-los Sainz, benefitting from Solberg's problems, finished sec-ond. Once again Peugeot suffered badly, but Championship leader Richard Burns survived two bro-ken gearboxes and finished fifth, with only four gears operating, while World Champion Marcus Gronholm retired with fuel feed problems. In the Junior Championship Renault driver Brice Tirabassi led the category from start to finish as well. The Acropolis, this year the sixth round in the World Series, is generally considered to be the definitive rough gravel event in the championship. Winter snows _were late in succumbing to sea-sonal warming, leading to a ten day delay in issuing road books and uncertainty as to the antici-pated conditions of the roads. Subsequent rains had made it necessary to regrade many of the roads since then, but eventually they were acceptable and were ac-tually much less damaging than the car-breaking roads experi-enced here a few years ago. This Page 16 was the first world championship rally in Europe since February. The 50th anniversary of the Acropolis did not pass without the appropriate celebrations. The Lamia base enabled a return (for the Sunday leg) to stages further north, in the mountains of cen-tral Greece. There was a new su-perspecial venue. Held on the same land previously used as the Lilea-Parnassos Service Park, the figure-of-eight course was to be run on the Friday and Saturday as the final stage of the day. Since Argentina, the FIA had lifted the proviso against the in-clusion of Rallye Deutschland in the world rally calendar. The event was therefore confirmed as the eighth round of the 2003 se-ries, qualifying as a round of the Production Car series for the first time. Peugeot's win in Argentina was their 44th World Rally win, pulling ahead of Ford and Toyota who were equal with 43. Only Lancia has been more successful in the sport. For this event Peu-geot were hoping for a change in fortunes as they had not won the Acropolis Rally since 1986. Since Argentina, world champion Gronholm has had an operation on a knee that was injured some years ago during Marcus' previ-ous competition life as a moto-cross racer. He was expected to be fully fit in time for the Acropo-lis. Following the FIA's concern · about in-car temperature levels, Peugeot had the facility for air conditioning if their drivers wanted it, and the FIA granted them permission to fit water spray on to the conditioner's radiator in order to make it more effec-tive. Citroen finally concluded the reason Colin McRae's car caught fire in Argentina was due to an exhaust which had been damaged _ by a rock. There were high hopes for Colin in Greece, the most suc-cessful driver in the history of the Acropolis Rally. He has already won the event five times, includ-ing the past three events. At Ford, Markko Martin's engine failure in Argentina, when leading, was due to dust being ingested. After transmission problems in Argentina, strengthened internals were used in Greece. There had been a lot of pre-event tests, which were also aimed at rectifying vari-ous hydraulic troubles, which had manifested themselves in Ar-gentina. Neither of Subaru's driv-ers had yet won in Greece, though Subaru has won four times in the last ten years and since Argentina Solberg has extended his contract with the team until the end of 2006. Skoda announced in Greece that their Fabia would make its W-RC debut in Deutschland so there had been no specific test work carried out be-fore the Acropolis Rally on the Octavia cars. There were four Hyundai Accent WRCs again this time!Two full works cars, a semi-works for Jussi Valimaki and Manfred Stohl's development car. Two registered JWRC con-tenders failed to arrive in Greece for the third round in the series, so that 20 drivers started. Joint championship leader Kyosti Katajamaki's team (LMS -Motorsport) had been testing in Greece before the event. Suzuki had two new cars for this event, built at their new headquarters in Milton Keynes, and had been testing at Chateau Lastours. Lead-ing non-championship Super 1600 entries were made by Simon Jean-Joseph (Renault Clio) and by Fiat Abarth Motorsports Turkey team for Volkan lsik from Tur-key in a Palio. Among the other top runners, Bozian Racing entered a works-assisted three car Peugeot 206 WRC team for Gilles Panizzi, Roman Kresta and Juuso Pykalisto. Panizzi's car was pre-pared alongside the works cars in Velizywhile the others at Bozian's. Citroen Sport, the Spanish com-pany run by Piedrafita, entered reigning JWRC champion Daniel Sola in a Xsara WRC. "This is my first World Rally in a WRC, my only previous WRC experience August 2003 The Citroen Xsara of Carlos Sainz takes to the water at the Acropolis Rally, Sainz finish second overall in Greece. was back home in a SEAT. We had a test in Alicante to get used to the car, but most of the time was taken up adjusting the elec-tronics." The entry by Ford Mo-tor Company for the 18 year old Jari-Matti Latvala from Finland had an astonishing significance. Jari-Matti was by THREE YEARS the youngest ever works driver on a world championship rally. Pre-vious youngest was Latvala's team-mate at Ford Francois Duval, who was 21 on his works entry debut in Sweden 2002. His first ever event was the International Scot-tish Rally in June 2002. Many former Acropolis Rally winners were expected to participate in the event's 50 year celebrations. Among those present at the sta.rt were Bjorn Waldegard (1977 and 1979) and Michele Mouton (1982), Ove Anderson (1971), Erik Carlsson (1961), Paddy Hopkirk (1967) and Hakan Lindberg (1972) Pesmazoglou was a competitor with a strong and fascinating character. It is said he hated co-drivers. Right until he retired he relied on pace notes which he had dictated being read back to him from his own tape recorder out of loudspeakers placed inside his car! Once again, Thursday was to be a particularly long day. Shakedown started at 0700 (not the customary 0800), followed by the JWRC Shake-down (1130-1300), at the same location. The ceremonial start was held back in Athens, at 1900 the same day with the first car cross-ing the ramp at 1930. Leg 1 -Seven stages, gravel, 143kms. Eighty-two cars started the event officially from Lamia at 0700 on the Friday morning, and the Fords went into the lead. De-spite an overshoot, which the crew reckoned cost them ten seconds on the first stage, Francois Duval took an immediate lead ahead of Markko Martin and Colin McRae. McRae's engine then could not restart before the start of the second stage, checking in five minutes and costing 50 sec-onds in penalties; this dropped him down to ninth. Third place then became a fight between firstly Tommi Makinen, then Marcus Gronholm and finally Harri Ro-vanpera. So when Duval went off the road on Stage 5 and retired, Rovanpera, starting advanta-geously 11th car on the road, went checking in five minutes late and costing 50 seconds. First car on the road was championship leader Burns, who found the opening group of stages more of a road cleaning problem than he expected, "I knew Stages 4 and 5 would be very bad for us, but I did not expect this problem here as well." Markko, now running fourth car on the road, was hold-ing on to a slender lead, but was having problems of his own. At the end of the third stage he found his bonnet clips were not strong enough to hold the bon-net in place, and suddenly on Stage 5 his vision was almost blocked out when the bonnet flew up and smashed into th e windscreen. Taking advantage of his very low seating position, he could just see the road between the bonnet and the top of the dashboard and pressed on, drop-ping only six seconds to the fast-est driver, Rovanpera -and keep-ing his lead! Dramas came early at the Acropolis. On the first stage Sebastien Loeb retired with a broken engine block. A euphe-mism for a connecting rod fail-ure, or maybe a very heavy land-ing. Team chief Guy Frequelin confirmed it seemed to have been a casting failure. Then Armin Schwarz stopped with engine trouble after a cam belt broke. For some time this caused confu-sion for the team, who heard a radio message saying simply that the engine had lost compression, like in Argentina, but eventually it seemed he hit a rock which damaged the chassis which im-pacted on to a cambelt pulley which caused the engine to stop. His Hyundai teammate Freddy Loix lost time when the front left suspension mounting failed, then escaping fluid from a severed hy-draulic fluid pipe caught fire. He then drove through Stage 2 and abandoned. Juuso Pykalisto crashed on Stage 3, rolling off the road. Burns had a spin and hit a bank at the end of Stage 3. Maki-nen stalled at a hairpin on Stage 1. Toni Gardemeister broke the rear anti roll bar. Just as Burns was expecting to lose some time on Stage 4 he then lost third gear and his problems were compounded. By the end of Stage 5 (the longest of the event) the second gear was jumping out as well. He was down to 12th . Gronholm (second car on the road) had a spin on Stage 5 but kept his third place behind Ro-vanpera. Makinen had a handling problem and fell back behind teammate Solberg. Sainz (third car on the road) was struggling in the conditions and fell back be-hind both Subaru drivers. Skoda lost Gardemeister when the tur-bocharger failed, lost its oil and the engine oil pressure failed. Armodios Vovos went off the road in his Focus and abandoned while his Greek rival Ioannis Papacimitriou, also· in a Focus, struggled on with only three cyl-Dusty Times

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Petter Solberg and Phillip Mills list hard to starboard in their Subaru The JWRC win went to Brict Tirabassi and Jaques-Julien Renucci in Richard Burns and Robert Reid take to the water in their Peugeot 206, the ended up fourth overall at Acropolis. lmpreza, they were third overall in Greece. their Renault Clio, seen here surfin' the wave. inders and power steering trouble. Tirabassi was now 42 seconds in the problem was solved, but too Now came a repeat of the first front of Carlsson, the battle was late. Only eight manufacturers' two stages from the morning and, on for third place between cars were left in the event, each of course, fairer conditions for all Katajamaki, Ville-Pertti Teuronen was guaranteed championship and Martin struggling to hold on and Mirco Baldacol. Baladacci points if they finished. This was to his lead. Neither Sainz nor had to stop and change a flat tyre the day when Subaru made their Makinen felt they were going well, on a stage, falling to seventh. attack. but the Spaniard got into fifth Teuronen retired with driveshaft On the first stage Solberg took place and split the Subarus as the failure so after Katajamaki came six seconds off Martin and rally reached the Lilea Superspe-Aava and then Guy Wilks. The jumped to third place, 13.2 be-cial. Here there was mayhem. It delay resolving the crisis at the hind the leader. On the second was later reported that 15,000 Superspecial, particularly for the stage of the day, Rovanpera was spectators had turned up, and top drivers who were running well slowed when he lost second gear that there had been confusion behind the first cars on that sec-and lost nearly three minutes, with the validity of tickets, which tion because of the reverse order then he also lost third gear and was the reason for a lot of the system for that stage, meant that Solberg was up to second place, problems. Spectators had in-the drivers reached Lamia a lot 6.7 seconds behind Martin who vaded the course and there was a later than planned. It had been a had been delayed by Rovanpera's delay of a half hour. The stage strange day of rallying. Burns, dust. "Twice we physically had to was cancelled and the drivers were driving first on the road, had stop for a while for the dust to asked simply to make a demon-scored no stage times in the top clear," commented Martin. Not-stration round the 2.43km six, while it had been a great day withstanding this, the leader only course. They were happy it wasn't for his teammate Harri Rovan-lost ten seconds to Solberg. Just competitive. Even at half speed car pera who had risen to eighth in as it seemed that Solberg would after car slid off the track and the running order, having scored go in front, Martin was given an bodywork was damaged. "You three best times. Overnight extra minute gap after Rovan-came round a dry corner and Peugeot's technicians studied the pera, so he would not again have found there was unexpected deep problem or Gronholm's missing to drive in dust. As soon as the mud waiting for you," Solberg ad- fuel. It transpired that the pipe stage got going Solberg had a bros mitted. Mikko Hirvonen retired connecting the two fuel tanks had ken front driveshaft and dropped when he was stuck in a hoie on become disiodged,. so that once a minute, fa Hing to fifth piace. the track after his wheel studs had one tank had emptied there was This problem meant Martin broke sheared. Juuso Valimaki (after no way for that to be replenished the trail of scent too far back. The having incurred a two minute pen-from the other. Reverse order Estonian's lead was 31 seconds, alty for a gravel note crews of-rules for the top 15 cars were go-but there was another factor. fence) had a differential problem ing to apply on the second day, as This was now half way. Twelve which caused excessive wheelspin. usual. months earlier Martin had also Martin had more trouble seeing In the Super 1600 category it been leading at the halfway point, where he was going, when his wip- was interesting to see the way the then suffered the agony of having ers broke and the screen wa,s plas- two Clios were dominating. Non-a tyre tread strip away and lost tered with mud as he drove 13km championship driver Jean-Joseph the chance of an inaugural vie-to the end of the stage. He only was holding a slender lead in the tory. He still had not yet won a dropped 13 seconds for that! The 1600cc class·in front of his cham-World rally! Breaths were being biggest drama came on the road pionship colleague Brice Tirabassi firmly held in the Ford service section back from Lilea to Lamia, but then had a front wheel punc-area. Peugeot's technicians had by when Gronholm's Peugeot came ture which dropped him back. An-now checked Rovanpera's gear to a halt with fuel problems. other fine drive came from the box and found exactly the same There was fuel in the tank, but non-championship Isik, in his problem as had slowed Burns the that was where it stayed. He Fiat Palio, lying sixth in the over-day before. Burns was finally checked everything possible but all 1600 class overnight. Martin coming into the picture, feeling re-went out of time. Stenshorne arrived after the final laxed and enjoying the benefit of In Super 1600 Brice Tirabassi stage with the right rear suspen-his air conditioning, but the two led the category from the start, sion collapsed. remaining works Citroens were firstly in front of Kyosti In Group N the original leader showing even greater pace. Katajamaki then Daniel Carlsson, was the Evo 7 of So era tis Solberg's problem had let Sainz while Tirabassi's non champion-Tsolakidis until water was ingested up to second and McRae to ship teammate Jean-Joseph held into the engine at the water cross-fourth. The Citroens inexorably the overall class lead from time to ing in Stage 5. The lead was taken kept up the pressure and after time. over by the similar car of Maki_nen had been slowed by rear On the first stage both Marcos Theodoros Petalidis in front of shock absorber troubles and then Ligato (Fiat) and Kris Me eke the latest specification ~ubaru by a broken EMI mousse on Stage (Opel) retired with broken steer-(normally driven by Alex Fiorio 12, Citroens were up to second ing. Massimo Ceccato stopped to in Italian championship rallies) of and third. By Stage 13, Solberg's change a flat tyre. Tirabassi was the journalist "Stratissino." recovery had brought him up to struggling with soft brakes. Urmo Leg 2 -Eight stages, gravel, fourth and Makinen was down to Aava (Suzuki) had a mysterious 148kms. The day promised to be fifth. Burns, however, had more electronic problem, which caused warmer, with cloudless skies right misery to come. Starting Stage 13 a power loss. Roger Feghali had a from dawn. The temperatures at he felt the car jump out of sec-broken accelerator pedal'. the Service Park at Lamia rising ond, then during the stage it Dimitar Iliev lost ten minutes on as high as 7 5 degrees, though it failed altogether. This was his sec-a stage when the engine failed was always cooler on the actual ond and last remaining gear box while Krum Donchev (his fellow stages. unit and the chances of the sixth Peugeot driver from Bulgaria), The first drama of the day placed driver reaching the finish had a stone puncture the radia-came at the opening service. in a competitive position now tor, which caused engine troubles. Valimaki's car had its clutch looked remote. By the end of Stage 5 both the changed at the Friday evening ser-At the end of Stage I 3, Bulgarians had gone, Donchev vice, but the hydraulics could not Martin's lead was now 40.5 sec-after losing a wheel. Feghali was be bled. The car was placed in onds, he was (safely, he hoped) out with engine trouble as well. overnight pare ferme, and finally past the point where things had Dusty Times August 2003 gone wrong last year, but there Greek journalist how much he en-was still no opportunity to take it joyed the Superspecial and easy. A lot of rallying was still to thought long before he replied, come. Burns struggled to the end "They could use some more expe-of the day, "There is nothing we rience ... " None of the drivers were can do but hope the gear box impressed. Happily the Superspe-problem does not get worse. We cial ran smoothly but there was have no experience of this type of still a lot of dust, and it claimed failure,. so we don't know itsvictims.RomanKrestalanded whether it will get worse or not." his Peugeot heavily on its nose af-The car was running in 1st, 3rd, ter the jump, broke the radiator, 4th and 5th. "I use the clutch at and the car retired on the road the starts to change from 1st to section back to Lamia. Shock ab-3rd, but otherwise I keep using sorbers were a general cause of the semi-automatic as usual." concern. Gilles Panizzi had a se-While Markka was cautiously en-ries of shock absorbers which joying his lead, 55.8 seconds by went soft while Manfred Stohl, in the end of the day, both Sainz and· the remaining Hyundai Accent, Solberg vowed themselves into a had gear box failure. Kresta was battle for second on the final day, in and out of the top ten with his while Makinen ruefully suggested Bozian Peugeot but had the rear maybe there was some problem wing fall off the car, on a road with his car, which was now over section! He had been in trouble a half minute behind McRae in earlier with a $1,000 fine for his fifth place. gravel crew inspecting a stage at Behind the leaders Didier Au-the wrong time, the same offense riol was having a strange experi- for which Valimaki was given his ence. Each time the car entered a two minute road ·penalty the stage after service, it was almost evening before. Daniel Sola had undriveable, forever impossible to· to stop twice on a stage because hold in a ·line. Then, at-ot an inoperable dutch pedal in ter softening up the rear shock the Piedrafi ta Sxara, and this absorbers, it would go well. problem continued to the end of Gradually it got better and on the the day. Superspecial, which ended the In JWRC 12 cars restarted, but day, Auriol was second fastest. after three stages there were only More than 10,000 spectators nine still running. Katajamaki re-were watching the action. Burns tired from third place with gear was asked by an enthusiastic I Continued on page 18 deUuer maximllD air ow, HJC helmet is ':;:c m-rated, and Is Hable in sizes S-KKKL (SldngntJS249. 00 / S]49.!L The MPER camqJ,.ete N£lM£TS saur:,cr£V8IIS 1.BDIJ.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 17 · ..

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Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet drove their Skoda Octavia to ninth overall at the Acropolis fete. Colin McRae and Derek Ringer fly out of the dust towards an eighth Fifth overall was Tommi Makinen and Kaj Lindstrom, staying close to place overall finish in their Citroen Xsara. the course in their Subaru lmpreza. box failure. Stenshorne, after suc-cessful repairs to his rear suspen-sion, lost the alternator and power steering belt, and then Alessandro Broccoli had a bro-ken driveshaft. Carlsson lost touch with Tirabassi when he lost time having to drive with a front wheel puncture for seven kilometres. Now his fellow Suzuki driver Aava was up to third. Wilks had shock absorbers softening and a loose rear axle beam. Oscar Svedlund, despite crawling round the route hoping to score points This is the ~ystem run by most off road race winners GO FOR by avoiding troubles, had power tions around 30 degrees) and it· of humour. The Stewards met to back to help him retain his lead steering failure. Luca Cecchettini took seemingly forever to restart. discuss a report of illegal servic-in the Drivers championship. As lost seven minutes, stuck with his "1 was so angry 1 drove like mad ing by Aava, the Suzuki JWRC the morning loop through the fi-front wheels off the track, wait-until the end of the stage!" driver. His car had arrived at ser-nal stages progressed, Burns ing for help from spectators. Carlsson was still more than a vice in a clean condition. This was found working with his four speed Tirabassi's heart missed a beat minute behind in second place, most suspicious. They discovered Peugeot not as bad as he had when he nearly skidded off the the Suzuki looking fine externally he had illegally been to a car wash. feared. "The trouble is there are road on Stage 13. He fumbled but with holes in the floor of the It was officially declared that his many normally second gear cor-around looking for ways to re- car, the driver's floor was also arrival "in a freshly washed con- ners on these stages, very frustrat-verse back to the track and in his covered with stones and mud that dition" was a "breach of Article ing to enter them in third and wait impatience he stalled the engine. had forced their way inside! 12.1.2." and after due delibera-for the engine to pick up." Burns He was hot and angry (he was run-Wilke, in the last remaining tion they imposed ... a reprimand. was now more confident about ning with the heater fully on, to Puma, was in more trouble, this Markko Martin's compatriot was reaching the end of the event. The keep down the water temperature time struggling with broken power allowed to continue on the event battle for second was intense. in the engine, in ambient condi-steering, which let Salvador with only a minor blemish on his Sainz found Stage 17 difficult, on TRI-MIL BOBCAT cnROME 1984-!>t CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER Canellas up to fifth (three Suzukis reputation. 18 he went off the road for about in the top five). Wilks' power steer- Leg 3 -Six stages, gravel, five seconds but 19 was fine. With ing had no sooner been cured 105kms. Time for precautions three stages to go he was 0.9 sec-than more trouble with a moving from Ford. They changed the anti-onds in front of Solberg. rear beam cropped up. "The car roll bar bushings on Martin's car Makinen, who on Saturday af-had uncontrolled oversteer, the -and found a mounting was dam-ternoon had let his 25 second ad-beam was floating around help- aged and replaced this as well. Big vantage over Burns dwindle to five lessly." He was delayed until he decision time for Peugeot -what seconds, found new confidence in was the ninth of the nine cars still should they do about Burns' gear- his car. He virtually arrested the running. Tirabassi's lead at the box? Should they continue with decline and after stage 19 the gap end of the day was 68.9 seconds the unit already installed in the had shrunk further to 2.4 seconds. over Carlsson. car, with second gear inoperative, Martin was maintaining a lead of In Super 1600 Jean-Joseph was or revert to the gearbox removed around a minute, though on Stage driving splendidly in difficult con-on the first day, with an ino'pera-18 a rear anti-roll bar link was bro-ditions. "It seems so unfair that I tive third gear? They considered ken. Behind the superstars, Tomas have to drive behind so many the currently installed gearbox Kuchar damaged ·his Focus when slower championship cars. On the was in better condition so that is he rolled and needed spectator first stage of the rally I caught four how he set out for the remaining help to get the car upright again, cars. I went off the road passing six stages. The big race was now retiring on the following stage with another on Stage 3. Our Renault for second. After Stage 14 engine failure. Manfred Stohl was is just as much an official entry as Solberg was 23. 2 seconds behind struggling with low oil pressure. As the JWRC Suzukis, for example, Sainz, overnight he was 21.2 -and the rally neared the finish the fight but no attention is taken for our after the first Sunday stage the for second place grew even more promotion. If anything, it is like gap was 4. 7! Solberg wanted to intense and was settled when we are unwelcome competitors!" be second for himself and Burns Solberg spun and went into a tree. And finally there was a moment wanted to see Sainz finish further He then started off again and 50th Rally Acropolis 618.06.2003 Lamia (GR) WC round 6 JWRC round 3 WC points WR WDJC 1 (4) Markka MARTIN/Michael Park EE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC EO03YRJ (GB) 4h.53m.40.5s. 10 10-2 (19) Cartos SAINZ/Marc Marti E Citroen Xsara WRC 29CSP92 (F) 4h.54m.26.5s. 8 6-3 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru impreza WRC S100WRT (GB) 4h.54m.33.2s 6 6-4 (2) Richard BURNS/RoberfReid GB Peugeot 206 WRC 810NVT75(F) 4h.55m.47.1s. 5 5-5 (8) Tommi MAKINEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Subaru lmpreza WRC S200WRT (GB) 4h.55m.52.8s. 4 4-6 (3) Harri ROVANPERA/Risto Pietiiainen FIN Peugeot 206 WRC 624NZI75 (F) 4h.57m.25.2s 3 3-7 (21) Gilles + Herve Panizzi F Peugeot 206 WRC 341NQZ75(F) 4h.57m.34.8s - 2-8 (17) Colin McRAE/Derek Ringer 21FFM92 (F) 4h.57m.45.5s. 2 1-GB Citroen Xsara WRC 9 (14) Didier AURIOUOenis Giraudet F Skoda Octavia WRC 2S51180 (CZ) 5h.00m.07.7s 1 10 (20) Jari-Matti Latvala/Car1 Williamson FIN/GB Ford Focus RS WRC Y6FMC (GB) 5h.05m.13.9s - . Other important finishers 12 (25) Daniel Sola/Alex Romani E Citroen Xsara WRC 20CSP92 (F) 5h.06m.54.0s. -16 (105) Simon Jean-Joseph/Jack Boyere F Renault Clio S1600 <872AMC83 (F)> 5h.26m.27.7s.• -17 (61) Brice Tirabassi/Jacques-Julien Renucci F Renault Clio JWRC 871AMC83 (F) 5h.27m.34.0s - -10 18 ( 52) Daniel Carlsson/Mattias Andersson S Suzuki lgnis JWRC IIM719 (H) 5h.28m.29.2s - -8 found himself driving in the stones thrown up by McRae, losing some 20 seconds and by 6. 7 seconds he missed the chance of second place. McRae was heading for fourth but then was stopped by an overheated electronic box, which needed wa-ter poured on it to be revived, and dropped to eighth. Didier Auriol reached the finish with the suspen-sion bouncing all over the place. Makinen fell back to fifth on the final stage, blaming tyres which were too soft, so Burns had climbed two places, sixth to fourth, in the last two stages. 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 19 (71) Urmo Aava/Kuidar Sikk EE Suzuki lgnis JWRC IKM728 (H) 5h.35m02.7s - -6 22 (69) Salvador Canellas/Xavier Amigo E Suzuki lgnis JWRC IKM729 (H) 5h.40m.55.2s. - -5 27 (62) Oscar Svedlund/Bjom Nilsson S VW Polo JWRC H-RM495 (D) Sh.49m.22.1s - -4 Nine JWRC cars lined up to restart and went to service be-fore tackling Stage 17. Ceccato (whose Punto had to be pushed out of overnight pare ferme) never left the park, being retired with engine failure. Ceccettini retired on Stage 17 for the same reason. Wilks once again had trouble with the rear axle beam on his Puma, "It is terrible on the rougher stages, but not so bad on the smoother ones." This was repaired for the final group of three stages, but on the final stage the front strut burst through its mounting, and Wilks only just reached the finish of the rally in time. Tirabassi now has two wins and 20 points, ahead of Canellas with 13 and Aava with 11. __ .,_17b Page 18 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED 32 (70) Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh GB Ford Puma JWRC EX02PXM (GB) 6h.03m.08.1s. - -3 82 (20 JWRC) starters. 37 (6 JWRC) finishers •1st Super 1600. MANUFACTURER REGISTERED DRIVER Winner's average speed over stages 81 12kph August 2003 Dusty Times

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VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION VORRA Prairie City, Raund2 B1 Bubba Ra1 Boudreaux Photos: Stephanie Baxter & Chris Sulliuan Class 7 had a devil of a battle, in the end it was Billy Manfroy in his Ford Ranger taking the class win. infamous Oklahoma "Boomer Sooner" Land Rush start to mark the beginning of the race action. A pair of first places in the two motos gave the Class 1 gold medal to Sam Berri, seen here ready for landing. The flag dropped and the #49 of John Knechth blasted off the line to lay claim to·the first hole shot of the day. The #29 of Wes Harbor and Knechth swapped_the 1-2 positions down at the east side hairpin while the #89 of Tristan Butcher appeared to have problems. The #60 of Lionel Borba was the one left hanging as the tires decided to see the other side of things, leaving Borba on the side in the turn. the # 1209 of Mike Lehners settled into third place. The last weekend of April marked the return of the Valley Off Road Racing Association to the dirt at Prairie City just outside Sacramento, CA. Change was the name of the game as the famed, one mile short course track was ran in a clockwise direction. Not much of a difference, but with the large jump entering the west side turn, drivers were forced to apply plenty of brake to negotiate the turn. Leading up to the weekend, fans, friends, and racers alike were glued to the weather reports. Rain was in the forecast, but the closer race day came, the outlook was changing for the better. Friday night saw a downpour, but on Saturday, track crews worked long and hard to dry out the track. By the time practice arrived, the track was dried to the 1 point that mud would become a nonentity, and the dust would not become an issue for a while. Technical inspection was held on Saturday afternoon, with more attention paid to the little details that keep racers safe and vehicles together. Another change to the tech inspection was the addition of a weigh-in for the Class 7 trucks, with 3000 pounds being the magical weight to make. The good news was that no truck came in under the weight. Some barely squeaked by, while others The racers settled into their were true heavyweights with respective places until the sixth lap numbers equally those of a saw Lehners slide by Knechth on medium sized SUV. the inside to claim second. "After tech, the ever-popular When the checkered flag tire changing contest was held. A cropped, Harbor took first with couple of the interesting notes Lehners second and Knecht-h from the competition were that third. of David Kordonowy. Having won The second heat saw the racers the last contest, David was the engaged in more action. Harbor odds on favorite. Unfortunately, was able to rocket off the line, but in the Second Round, Jeff Elrod unfortunately for him, bad karma and crew stepped up to the plate was waiting for him at the east side to unceremoniously boot out the hairpin as Harbor spun. The #40 younger Kordonowy. The Billy of Jon Gurney had a claim on Manfroy entry saw the use of a third, but he connected with mercenary crew of Patty Hayos Knechth and the #49 took over and Greg Hosmann as the tire third. When the cars exited the changers. As competitive as these turn, Mike Lehners came out on Class 7 people are, they also won't top with first and Harbor behind blink an eye when it comes to him. . keeping their fellow competitors On the third lap, Harbor in the game. connected with Lehners up top at Claiming second place in last the west side turn, but was unable month's contest, Dennis to make the pass. Then to add Kordonowy was no surprise as he insult to injury, Harbor again did lasted until the championship a do-see-do on the east side turn, battle with the Elrod crew. but was able to hang on to Unfortunately, Dennis and crew second. came up just a couple of seconds Unfortunately for Harbor, short as the Elrod entry took along with the spinouts, he home the championship pot. suffered a right rear tire blowout On Sunday morning, the crews on Lap 8 and dropped to fourth. kicked the tires and lighted the Lehners took the flag for first fires and after the drivers' place and Knechth laid claim to meeting, it was time to continue second. Tristan Butcher in the the battles that begun in March. #89 posted up third. The Semi-Pro class once again The Class 1 engagement saw a Mike Lehners new high, wide and handsome toa second and a first, giving him the took the start line out in the total of four cars come to the start _S~_e __ m __ ,_· _P __ ro ____ c __ i_a_ss _____ wi-::::._·n-::::._.-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::::._-::.,-;:;:;:;:;:;:::;-__ m_i_d_d_l_e_o_f_t_h_e_tr_a_c_k.....,..f.,....o,...r_t_h_e __ l_in_e_f_o......,r Heat l. Utilizing the brutal horsepower of Bowtie block, the #1069 of Steve Sullivan holeshotted off the line. Points leader Sam Berri, having made the weekend a double header by racing in Pahrump, NV the day before came into contact with the # 105 of Dennis Kordonowy going through the west side turn. On Lap 2, the #59 of Ryan Sargent unceremoniously went onto its side in the west side turn. Lap 3 saw the running order settle down with Kordonowy leading · with Berri behind him and Sullivan bringing up third. Unfortunately for Kordonowy, he was not able to hold the lead. On Lap 7, a pushrod apparently went south and Berri was happier than a pig in slop to ride the first place position to the fll!-g. Sullivan though was unable to overtake Kordonowy for second, so he settled for third. Heat 2 proved to be one of die most exciting races of the day. Sargent was out of the running due to engine problems, so Kordonowy, Berri and Sullivan lined up for the start. Once again· SuUivan proved how valuable his horsepower advantage was by taking the lead off the start. Kordonowy and Berri though were not to be lost as they kept up with Sullivan. Going through the.east side turn, Berri was able to claim the lead from Sullivan for a brief moment. On Lap 2, Berri dropped to the third spot, as he got sideways in the east side turn. He was not to be lost though, the three cars kept up a blistering pace around the track and the distance between them could have been-measured in millimeters. On Lap 3, Berri was able to make amends for Lap 2 and took second place back from Kordonowy. But then on Lap 4, Berri went b::,.ckwards once again in the east side turn. The east side was proving to be the thorn in many racers' sides during the day. Finally on Lap 5, Berri slid past A first and a second place in th-e Class 1 a motos gave yet another A pair of second place finishes gave Dennis Kordonowy the silver In Class 7, a third and a fourth place finish were enough to get Fred gold medal to Sam Berri, here performing for the crowd. medal in Class 1. Gee, what a good looking car! Colosso the coveted silver medal. · Page 20 August 2003 Dusty Times

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Wes Harbor won the first moto, took _a fourth in the second and that Arden Dennington took a third and a first in Class 10, giving him Steve Sullivan had a pair of thirds in Class 1, finished third in class, shown here in close combat with Sam Berri. gave him 47 points and second in the Semi Pro Class. second overall and second in points. Sullivan to lead the race to the position. standings for Class 7. end. Unfortunat~ly for Sullivan, The-checkered flag saw Next up were the Class 9 cars. he succumbed to transmission Manfroy come home first with A respectable number of cars problems on Lap 6, so Hayos second and Lara edging turnedoutfortheracewithseven Kordonowy took the flag in out Calosso for third. The day cars lining up for the start. #921, second place. -definitely jumbled up the point's Frank Pelko ran off into the lead with #911 Tom Hatch following and in third was the #956 of Eric Steiger. Excitement was fast to· follow. On Lap 2, Hatch attempted to pass Pelko on the outside of the Westside turn, but was denied. Hatch though would not be undeterred from his mission. On . Lap 3, Hatch went and tried out the inside and was able to overtake Continued on page 22 Class 7. If y'all remember from last month's race action, this was the class to watch. The tension was pretty thick. The class was starting minus one truck from the previous race. Greg Hosmann had returned and repaired his truck and was eager to throw himself into the heat of the battle. PERFORMANCE 1~01 SUBJECT: Race Winning techn110O/eau1umen1 The flag dropped and pure knee slapping chaos and mayhem ensued. Hosmann stated he got into Patty Hayos, who was third in points at the start. The majority of the field quickly became involved. Hayos' truck was shoved sideways and started getting tipsy. For a slip second, the truck started to return the rubber to the dirt, but someone in the field got go happy and Hayos was bulldozed on over. Unfortunately the two time defending Class 7 champion saw disappointment in her future as the right rear axle shaft broke and the Toyota was put on the hook and towed to the pits. The heat was red flagged and restarted. Billy Manfroy, provider of such exciting videos of the race action on the Internet, took the #702 Toyota into the lead with Greg Hosmann in the #720 grabbing second. Oscar Lara, in the #724 took · over third place, but on the second lap, #777 Fred Calosso was-able to move by Lara on the backstretch. The only other excitement during the heat was Hosmann deciding to tryout for stunt driver on the east side turn by going up on two wheels, but recovered nicely, taking home second place while Manfroy rolled into victory. Point's leader Calosso came home third. The second heat saw the return of Patty Hayos, who found a new axle ·shaft. The whole line-up of trucks resembled the aftermath of a destruction derby as the drivers arrived at the line with bashed-in and missing body panels, courtesy of the last heat's pile-up. Hosmann grabbed the holeshot at the drop of the flag, with Manfroy behind him and Hayos third. The race was beginning to turn into the Greg and Billy show, but Hosmann's bad luck returned on Lap 3. Manfroy was able to overtake him at the eastside turn, and Hosmann lost the left rear tire, and then attempting to keep in contention, broke a bung on the suspension.links. This enabled Hayos to reinsert herself back into the battle by taking second and Lara settled into the third place Dusty Times IA',. m::..--./~ Race Runner Shocks: 2.0", 2.5", 3.0" Emulsion Remote Reservoir Bnass Shocks. Coil over Springs Craig Turner FACTORY PIiot Seven time Champion All on >'ii.,..,F'7~~ Call for our NEW 2003 Products Catalog 20724 Lassen Street, Chatsworth~ CA 91311 PH (818) 700-9712 FAX {818) 700-0947 complete line 11 vw suspension Components August 2003 Page 21

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In Semi Pro, John Knecht took a third and a second and that earned him the bronze medal at Prairie City. In Class 9, Eric Steiger took a second and a third place finish, putting 'Scuse me! Greg Hosmann does a major job on Patty Hayos, not on him third overall in Class 9. purpose of course. We hear they're still friends. Pelko. Steiger then pushed Pelko back to third down on the east side. The finish saw the same running order o_f Hatch, Steiger, and Pelko take the checkered flag. The second heat saw Pelko once. again grab the holeshot at the start of the race, with the #931 of Rich Steiger taking second and Eric grabbing third. The only action during the race saw Hatch suffering a broken tie rod. The Pilot class was the next ones in the running order. The first heat saw #7 Clint Wolsey run off with the holeshot, while Miles Berghold in the #16 take second and the #37, this time with Ron Foster at the controls, stall at the start. The checkered flag saw the same running order as the start, with Foster firing up the Odyssey and completing the race. Damen Jefferies wins overall at Nevada 1000 on Team Gordon Wheels The second heat saw Berghold but a nice recovery along witli Kordonowy had been shoved At the flag, Dennington took take the holeshot and once again another short test of the all the way back to sixth, but he home first, while Berri and Ott Foster hanging out at the start line suspension setup ·over a bump was the man on the move. On Lap followed. for a few seconds, then and Kordonowywas able to rejoin 2, in one of the most beautiful While the officials tallied up completing the race. the battle. passes in motor sports that words the final standings for the On the second lap, Wolsey was With the jumbled up iness and can do no justice, KordoIJ.owy afternoon, a jump off was held. able to catch up with Berghold the drivers applying maximum flew up the front straight away The start/finish line was the and leap into the leader's force to the go pedals, they into the west side turn. Having takeoff point. The track crew position. The finish was a replay showed the track was finally dried speed, technology and Zen, opened up pit road so the drivers of the first heat with Wolsey, out as they created brownout Kord_onowy went to the would have a straight landing. Berghold and Foster in that conditions and it was impossible of the turn. Just a few amazing The participants including order. to tell who was who and what they seconds later, Kordonowy had Arden Dennington, Billy Manfroy, The Class 10 cars did not only were doing until they reached the made the pass and went into fifth. Oscar Lara, Dennis Kordonowy, end the racing day, but provided east side turn. It was truly an awe-inspiring Wes Harbor, Tristan Butcher, Sam the most excitement out of all the The # 1076 of Glen McAdon moment of driving prowess. Berri (who brought out his desert classes. With nine cars lining up had the lead going into the turn, Lap 3 saw the #1076, #1036 car for the event) and Laughlin for the start, the possibility for but Sam Berri quickly smashed and the unidentified fourth place Leap winner David Kordonowy. bumping, banging and craziness McAdon's quest for glory as he car get tangled up at the east side The format was simple. Each was high. grabbed first. Jeff Elrod though turn, but the cars stayed together contestant had two chances. The start of the· first heat was able to hold onto third place. and the cars returned to flying Whoever had the longest distance started up in a wild logjam. The Unfortunately, the# 1023 of Bill down the track. walked away with the cash. # 1009 of David Kordonowy was Minteer succumbed to mechanical Lap 4 saw Elrod take away the The contestants began their hooked and thrown off the track, problems. . second -place from McAdon. run at the eastside turn. The McAdon then had the #1004 of drivers had to utilize technique Bill Hart, who had made the trip since they would be exiting a turn, all the way from Washington ~o most of the time drifting to the pass him. outside. The problem though was On Lap 7, Mr. Murphy of that the crest of the jump on this side famous law fame inserted himself was not as high as the outside part into the race. Elrod was out with a of the jump. When all was said blown engine enabling Hart to grab and done, Wes Harbor walked second and McAdon back to third. away the winner with a distance When the flag dropped, Berri of 102 feet. Harbor stated that was continuing his run by taking the win "felt real good. Put the first. Second went to McAdon big tires on and held it to the while the #4 of Arden floor. It wouldn't pull fourth Dennington grabbing third. gear, but third gear hooked up It was time for the second heat. pretty good." The question of the day was The awards ceremony was held would Sam Berri, who had after the jump off, with promoter broken out the broom Rich Klein as the Master of throughout the day, be able to Ceremonies. The final standings sweep every race he ran. Well, for the day sorted out like this: when the flag was dropped, Berri SEMI-PRO: was about half a lap behind 1. Mike Lehners, 2. Wes everyone else. It was unknown Harbor, 3. John Knechth. what the malfunction was, so the CLASS 7: red flag flew and the officials 1. Billy Manfroy, 2. Fr ed called a redo. Calosso, 3. Oscar Lara. Well, there must have been CLASS 9: some sympathy for his fellow 1. Frank Pelko, 2. Tom Hatch, racers coming from Berri 'cause 3. Eric Steiger. when the flag dropped again for CLASS 1: 1 7" RG.O 1 race wheel available in -o race lock or street lock for all Chevrolet and Ford truck applications the start; he still was about a 1/ 1. Sam Berri, 2. Denn is 8th of a mile behind everyone Kordonowy, 3. Steve Sullivan. else. Maybe he was giving everyone PILOT: els_e a change. The holeshot went 1. Clint Wolsey, 2. Miles to Dennington, while Kordonowy Berghold, 3. Ron Foster. Fortin Jt Team Gordon got a clean start and followed tqe CLASS 10: . #4 car.while Berri was quickly 1. Sam Berri, 2. Arden making u p for the start by Dennington, 3. Kenny Ott. grabbing third . McAd o n The next stop for the Valley unfortunately spun out in the Off Road Racing Association eastside turn. 2003 North Cali/Nevada tour Specializing in Off-Rood wheels*, ~~jl,'t'~~,2nd steering systems. 2980 East Miralorna Ave Anaheim, CA 92806 Phone(714)632-0013 Fax (714) 632-0311 TEAMGORDON.COM When the cars came up to the wilt be Yerington, NV. The first west side tutn, Mr. Murphy struck round of the Desert Series will be again, this time on the young kicked off. W ith some of the Kordonowy. The # 1009 was carnage from Prairie City, racers attempting to pass themselves for • and crews are definitely going to the lead, but Kordonowy stalled be working overtime to get their out. rides prepared for the romping, With Kordonowy stopped, stomping hoe-down racing that McAdon slipped into third while takes place in the desert. Berri got the number two spot. And before l forget, check On Lap 6, McAdon out the all new Valley Off Road succumbed to a mechanical Racing Association website at failure at the start/finish line and to keep up to that enabled Kenny Ott in the date with all the news and #1063 to claim third. happenings. __ .• ,., Page 22 August 2003 Dusty Times

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DUSTY TIMES SNORE CALIENTE 250 Flores Finishes First B-y John Calvin Photos: Eric Record • Cody Freeman ran fast and careful, he took the Class 1600 win by three minutes and he was second overall at Galiente. Not stopping to fish, TJ Flores fords a stream on his way to the Class 10 and the overall victory at the SNORE Dusty Times Galiente 250. Every year when we migrate north Caliente, we eagerly anticipate the mountains, the greenery, the flow-ing streams, Rainbow Canyon, the occasional thunderstorm and, above all, the warm days and the cool nights. Rarely are we disap-pointed, we usually get three or four out of seven, but this year, ah, this year the weather gods frowned a bit on us. The flowing streams were mere trickles, there were no thun-derstorms, the days were bloody hot, the nights weren't that cool but the racing-was good, in fact, the racing was great. I would like to go on record: if you haven't raced the SNORE event at Caliente, you are really missing a good thing. To be in this quaint little town, two and a half hours out of Vegas, to partake of the local hospitality to race through a few water crossings, to thread your way through the trees on the race course, this is where it all happens, and, if you weren't there this year, you should make plans to be· in competition there in 2004. 'Nuf said about that. The race started at 10:00 a.m. on the Saturday morning following a two to three hour pre-run on the Friday. Unfortunately for SNORE, and the people of Caliente, the racer turnout was the smallest it had been in years, but that didn't take away any of the racing activity, just less-ened it a bit. First to start were the Class 10 combatants, and, although there were only four of them in attendance they made a heck of a race out of it in the beginning. The Flippins, Ken _ and Clay, came down that super steep hill into town in record time, just under an hour and 20 minutes. Second to cross the line was T.J. Flores in his Butch Dean prepared machine. Third in was Michael Gaughan, Jr. in another Dean car, and, unfortunately, Bill Dickton was out in the boonies for almost four hours with major, major troubles :h~!t~~;: his first lap in well over Second in the 1600 battle, Day Gang drove her steed quickly and c._arefully and went home with the silver medal at Galiente. Off they went into the wild again .::..:.:..:.:..:==-=~.:.::....::..:.:..:..=:....:.:..:.::..=-=,:.:._:,,;c-c:___:_:___~===---------and a:n hour and 25 minutes later it ond in the class to finish was J.C. was T.J. Flores coming down the hill . Dean, in for Mike Gaugha~. JC said in first place. Just a minute slower he lost it for a minute and slid into a than his first lap, Flores took the small ravine and was forever getting Class 10 lead. Michael Gaughan was back up on the course. His almost next in with a flat hour and a half two and a half hour lap wasn't pleas-lap, Bill Dickton turned his second ant but he still managed to take the lap in less than an hour and a half silver medal in the class. Bill Dickton and, unfortunately, the Flippins ran an hour and a. half third lap broke their transmission and were and was pleased enough to get the never heard from again. finish under his belt after his hor-The third and final lap-was a re-rendous first lap. So, basically, ev-peat, Flores turned a one hour 28 eryone had a pretty good time ex-minute lap and took the Class IO cept the Flippins. win and he was a very happy guy. He The 1600's were next to head off said his motor was a bit sour late in into the hills and the trees and some the race, he clipped a tree but did of them had a pretty good battle no damage and took home the gold going for quite a while. First car to medal for a well deserved win. Sec- complete_ the first lap was Cody Free---------''---; man, driving the aged two seater, he was less than three minutes ahefd of his ever sparkling relative, Day Gang. Third to complete that first lap was Chaz Sutton, he was about a minute and a half behind Day and fourth to cross the finish line was Courtney Whipple. Fifth in was Bryan Freeman who had a flat to brighten his day, Chad Shupp came along less than a minute later in the sixth position, Tom Dunbar was running in the seventh spot and Rob MacCachren was running a very long eighth place, losing two hours with major engine repairs, replacing heads, etc. Dear friend Jeff Carr never came around to finish his first lap, cause unknown. =,-------, Michael Gaughan Jr. and JC Dean shared the drive, finished second Bryan Freeman didn't have one of his best days, but he came in for Courtney Whipplesaidhehadajoustwitha treeortwobutheflewon in Class 10, seen here at hard left rudder. ----third place in the 1600 clash up in the mountains. · in for a nice fourth place in 1600. • Chaz Sutton and Dan Bradley got their feet a bit wet as they drove to Against a pretty background, Tom Dunbar heads towards the finish The Bruce Fraley/Rob MacCachren brand new toy had a major a decent fifth place in Class 1600 up in Lincoln County. line and a sixth place in the competitive 1600 class. head problem and lost many hours. 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Ken Tapert gets his feet wet as he drives his keen looking car to a Jim Neal gets ready to launch as he takes his class 9 steed towards Don Kelly and Rick Lance prepare to dive in their submersible, they nice second place in the Class 9 battle. the finish line in a nice t!Jird place. finished fourth in the hotly contested Class 9 contest. A ve,y long third lap dropped Glen Dickton to a fifth place finish in Class 9 at the Caliente shootout. Dennis and John Poling climb out of the water at Caliente, they ended up in the sixth finishing position in Class 9. Mike Banks had a ve,y long first lap and that put him into the second spot in the Class 5-1600 fracas. The second lap saw a few changes but nothing major. Cody Freeman continued to lead the class. Day Gang held on in the second spot, just two minutes out of the lead, Courmey Whipple had moved up a spot into third and Dan Bradley, who was in for Chaz had dropped back into the fourth spot. Bryan Freeman was now back in fifth. Tom Dunbar was running sixth, Mac-Cachren was getting back on form, but still in seventh place and Chad Shupp had disappeared from the scoring charts. First car down the hill and into town was Cody Freeman, Cody re-ported only one flat tire to dampen his day. He was certainly pleased with his first win and was surprised to hear that he missed first overall by a mere 44 seconds. Finishing in the second spot, just three minutes and seven seconds away from the gold was Day Gang, who was having some sort of steering problem on her last lap. But, Day overcame that and went home with a nice silver medal. Third to finish was Bryan Freeman, he fought a few more flats during the race but was extremely thrilled with his younger brother's first win and, probably a first in racing, the first three finishers in class are re-lated! One for the record books. First off the podi~m was Courtney Whipple, he said he had a run in with a few trees during the day but was none the worse for it, having a relatively trouble free run. In the Branden Hughes was running in fifth finishing spot was the Sutton/ third, a mere eight seconds out of Bradley" combo, they too reported the second spot. In fourth place it no problems, a trouble free race. W¾ Glenn Tapert, in fifth it was Rick Tom Dunbar came in for sixth place Lance, sixth belonged to Jim Neal and Rob MacCachren was seventh, and in seventh it.was Tim Dixon. never able to recover from the hor- Dennis Poling came across in eighth rendous first lap. place, Joe Forte was ninth, Kenny Class 9 was next to start the race Thatcher was tenth after a very long a!)d they too were looking forward lap and Chris De Sousa, well, Chris to a hell of a day. There were an did finish his first lap but he was out even dozen starters but only 50% of there for well over six hours before them would see the checkered flag he saw the finish line on his first lap. this day. When the first lap was in Unfortunately, Cory Torres never the books it was, surprise, Rob completed his firsdap. Walters in the lead, but the lead was The second of the required three slight, only 26 seconds. Glenn laps saw Rob Walters still in the lead Dickton was second across the line, and he opened up that lead to . ., . .,, ' ' ;_. ... -~· ~~ Rob Walters got stuck on the last lap, lost six minutes but still came in for the gold medal in Class 9. REDl.JNc PERf6Ri'tAIICE, !NC. · 151 6 I-STAR PRE-RIii OJI RACE PACIA(iES NORTHSTAR PACKAGES ROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400 HP LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13,500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP . 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Rick Lance was still and a slight altercation with a tree. running fifth, Jim Neal still in sixth Glenn Dickton was fifth after a ter-place, Dennis Poling had moved up ribly long third lap where he lost the a spot to seventh and Kenny rightfrontwheelandtireaswellas Thatcher moved up two spots to the roof of the car. Some tape fixed eighth place. Tim Dixon·, Joe Forte the roof and in he came. Dennis failed to complete their second lap. Poling was the sixth and final fin-There was no change in the lead- isher in Class 9. ership on the last lap, Rob Walters There was only one Heavy Metal took the Class 9 win with almost 19 entrant, Joe Ferrara, and although minutes in hand. 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Brent Shermak had big troubles on the first lap, ran like the wind after Tammie Gubler got in two good laps but a major calamity on the third Kevin Powers had no luck in Caliente, two terribly long laps ensured that but was still relegated to third in 5-1600. lap relegated her to a not deserved DNF in Unlimited Sportsman. him a dnf in the Unlimited Sportsman class. # Don Wall drove his Classy Closets express to a nice second place finish in the Sportsman Buggy contest. Eric Shepard had problems on his first two laps, ran fine Of'/ the third Rudy Suriano was the only Sportsman Truck entry, he only got in one lap and finished in the third spot in Sportsman Buggy. lap but we had to show at least one vehicle with dry floorboards. no, he never came around. 'Nuf said. The 5-1600's were next to race and-there were only three of them at Caliente but it was never any real contest for their three required laps. Mike Ault took the lead on the first lap, putting 27 minutes on his near-est competitor. Mike Banks came around in the second spot and Brent Shermak was runnin~ in third. Ault continued to hold the lead at the second lap concluded, Mike Banks was still second, but much closer now, only 18 minutes away from the front spot. Brent Shermak zipped off the fast lap for the class, but remained in third place. huge lead it was as Kevin Powers had the line, Eric Shephard came in for · So, as their third lap came to an Therewerenochangesonthelast yet another very long lap. Tom fourthspotandBeretSchneiderwas end, Greg Frechette took the win lap, Mike Ault took the win with ten Hood had disappeared and was fifth and late across the line with a with nearly half an hour in hand. minutes in hand, Mike Banks still in listed as NIA. · three hour lap. Orlo Cox, Jr., Billy Greg reported a completely trouble the second spot and Brent Shermak, Guess what, neither Tammi nor Shapley and Rodger Schank failed free run, evidenced by his l:i.p times. who never recovered from his disas- Kevin were able to complete their to negotiate their first lap. In second it was Don Wall. He too trous first lap took the bronze medal. third lap, all listed as dnf's. There was no change in the lead reported a trouble free run and was Three Unlimited Sportsman Three laps for the Sportsman after the second lap was in the quite happy with his finish. Eric took the green flag and it was Tammi Buggy class and although there were books, ir was still Greg Frechette Shephard was third, unable to make Gubler showing them all the way eight starters, only 37% of them leading the way, now with over 15 up for two long laps early on and he around as she took the first lap with would see the finish of the race.· minutes in his pocket. John Phegley was the last of the finisher. ten minutes in hand. Tom Hood When the smoke cleared at the end was still running in second, no doubt There was orily one Sportsman came around in the second spot and of the first lap it was Greg Frechette wondering where was all the horse- Truck entered, Rudy Suriano and Kevin Powers was running in third in the lead with six minutes in hand. power he was used to. In third, it Rudy managed a two hour lap for after a very, very long first lap. Big John Phegley was in for second, was still Don Wall and the fourth his first, but, too bad for Rudy, he · Asthesecondlapfinisheditwas givinghistigerstripedbrutetheweek-place spot went again to Eric wasneverseenagain. · still Tammi Gubler in the lead and a end off. Don Wall was third across Shephard. Bert Schneider decided As so it ended, Caliente only a to call it a day and headed for the memory 'til it rolls arou~d again trailer. next year. TRANSAXLEENGINEERING, INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle BuildeT Of The Year Congaal:11lalions 1 stl/2-1600 Tim Craig 2nd-1/2-1600 Mike Malloy 3rd 1/2-1600 -Brad Inch Tim Lindsay MORE.Kartek 300 TRANS.AXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIE_LD 9763V.ARIEL .A.VENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998~2739. Page 26 August 2003 Keeping his head above the water, Mike Ault plows through the water cr..ossing towards the gold medal in Class 5-1600. Greg Frechette took no prisoners, he won the Sportsman Buggy class with ease, over half an hour in hand at the flag. Dusty Times

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CORR LUCAS OIL RACING AT ANTIGO Scott Douglas Takes Pro-4 By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: J&L Photo Marl< Steinhardt took the win in Single Buggy and with a 3" and a 4th at Dresser he has the point lead in the class. The drivers in the CORR Lucas Oil Series battled an op-ponent they could not beat at the Mole Lake Regency Casino Off Road Championships. Mother Nature cooperated for Round 3 of the 2003 series, but Round 4 was wiped out by treacherous conditions caused by lots of rain. More than 130 drivers in eight divisions competed in Round 3, and the winners of each division posted their first victories of the 2003 season. The competitors moved from the short course in Dresser, WI to the 1.2 mile course at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wl. In the Pro-4 Division Scott 2H 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 Douglas took the win, putting himself second in division points. Douglas took the lead late in the race and was quite happy with the performance of his BFG shod Ford. It was Scott's sixth Pro-4 victory and he has won three of the four races at Antigo. Carl Renezeder was second in the only round of the weekend, he had a hefty lead at half way but tranny trouble dropped him to second spot. Curt LeDuc came in third in his Skyjacker Ford, _his third straight top four finish. Steve McCrossan was the fourth place finisher in his Chevy truck. Fin-ishing fifth, and not having a good day was Johnny Greaves. He took the win in both heats (541)382-1573 Page 28_ of the opening round and leads the Pro-4 points by only one over Scott Douglas. Josh Bald-win was the sixth finisher and Jason Baldwin came in right be-hind in seventh. Al Drews never took the green flag. In Pro-4 the action was hot and heavy and the solo round winner wasn't really decided 'til the last moments of the race. Carl Renezeder picked up his eighth career Pro-2 victory in his Chevrolet truck, just half a car length in front of Scotty Taylor's Ford. They've each had a first, second and third place finish and are tied with 50 points each. Evan Evans took a great third place finish, Tommy Bradley came in for fourth in his Chevy and R.J. Flanagan was fifth, also in a Chevy. Sixth place went to Larry Gourlie, Chevrolet. Paul Seidler was sev-enth, he too in a Chevy and rookie Chris Hansen came in eighth. Kevin Probst had a little oil fire to battle with and he fin-ished ninth, Dan Vanden Heu-vel was way out of it in 10th place, after a first and a second at the last race and Steve Bar-low, another rookie was 11th. Andy Wald didn't take the flag. There were 22 starters in the Pro-Lite Division. Jeff Kincaid started in the second row, moved into the lead almost immediately and although he was challenged heavily by Art Schmitt, Jeff per-severed and drove his Toyota to the first win of the season and he mo~ed into second place in points. Art Schmitt drove his Nissan as hard and fast as he could but it was not to be, he finished second on the podium. Rick Huseman was a bit off the pace, he finished third and Rick leads the Pro-Lite points. Steve Federico was the fourth place finisher, Chad Hord backed up his two third place finishes with a nice fifth place finish and Mark Krueger came in sixth. Rookie Shayne Pagles was the seventh finisher, Joe Wutke III came in eighth. Lee O'Donnell was the ninth finisher and Don Ponder came in for tenth. In August 2003 In the Stock class it was Jeff Lutzow taking a nice win at Antigo, Jeff is second in points in his class. 11th place it was Ted Wubben, Jim Kandel, a rookie was next in 12th place, Tom Hoppock came in 13th, Stacy Pike, yet another rookie was 14th and Al Walentowski was 15th. Kyle LeDuc hasn't had a great start to the season, he finished in the 16th pos1t1on and Rod VanEperen came in 17th. Not gaining a finishing position were Dennis Roberts, Brian Cavitt, Chris Menard, Randy Eller and Michael Kelly. The Sportsman 2 Division went to Dan Badoux in his Ford and Dan leads the points in that class. It was Dan's 13th win in this class. Ben Wandasegha drove his Chevy to a nice sec-ond place finish, Mike Oberg took the show position, Michael Savage came in fourth and Sam Konitzer was fifth. The sixth place finishing position went to Don Williams, Brian Hinman came in seventh, Adam Daffner was eighth and Gordon Zima came in ninth. The Hook/ Kleiman duo were 10th across the line and Bob Gersmehl came in for an 11th place fin-ish. Ken Hallgren never started the race. The Stotk Division had a good race at Antigo. Jeff Lutzow picked up his second career vic-tory in the Stock class, Jeff is sec-ond in points in Stock. Mark Kleiman finished a very close second and coupled with his first and second place finishes at Dresser he leads the class points. Keith Steele was also running very fast and Keith settled for a third place finish. Keith is third in class points. Rod Wells came in just off the podium, Victor Anderson came in fifth, Randy Zimonic picked up his first points of the year with a sixth place finish and the Konitzer Ford came in seventh. Gerry Manion pitked up the lucky eighth place, Rick Hinman was ninth, Rhonda Konitzer was the 10th place finisher and Al Konitzer finished right behind her in 11th, 12th place was cov-ered by Jason Bort, rookie Don Demeny was the unlucky 13th finisher, another rookie, Randy Rundhaug came in 14th and Dave Waldvogel, another rookie was the 15th and last finisher. Paul Kozlowski never took the green flag. Twenty-four hungry racers contested the Super Buggy Divi-sion and when the smoke cleared it was Steve Krieman taking the coveted win, his first in the Su-per Buggy class. Scott Schwalbe gave it his all but the best he could do was second place while Tim Lemons took a third place finish and that moved Tim into the class points lead. Mike Gei-ser earned his first points of the season with a fourth place fin-ish, Scott Peterson was fifth to finish and Scott is second in class points. Ryan Mulder came in sixth, seventh place went to Casey Johnson, Paul Bort was eighth and Scott Powell came in ninth. Gary Nierop was a long 10th place finisher, Tom Schwartzburg was way back in 11th place, Scott Olson came in 12th, 13th went to Herman Barnum and Jeff Sands was 14th to finish. The 15th finishing po-sition went to David Johnson, Corry Heynen was the 16th fin-isher and John Mason finished 17th. Tim Christensen was the 18th finisher, Todd Wallace came in 19th, James Lair was the 20th finisher and Jack Haenlein was the 21st to take the check-ered flag. Craig Biesik, a rookie came in 22nd and Jon Steiner was the 23rd and final finisher. Aaron Hawley, who was the points leader going into this round, broke a c.v. joint and was a very unhappy dnf. Aaron dropped to fourth place in the points standings. It was quite a race for Mark Steinhardt in the Single Buggy Division, he was 16th on the starting grid but when the check-ers flew Mark was there to take the honors. It was Mark's 19th career win and he leads the class in points. John Fitzgerald had a good race, he was the second car to take the checkered flag. Mike Seefeldt was the last guy on the podium and Mike is second in class points. Bob Blaney is hav-ing a good year, he was fourth at Antigo and has a fourth and a fifth at Dresser. Adam Geberud was the fifth place fin-isher, Jace Shubert was sixth, Brad Erickson was the seventh finisher and Steve Socha was an unaccustomed eighth. Jason Janusz took the ninth place fin-ish, Dan Martin was the 10th finisher, Michael Rau came in 11th, Allen Plowman made it an even dozen and Tracy Crump was 13th. In the 14th finishing position it was Terry Fitzgerald, Wade Schubert was 15th, Heather Sullivan was in 16th, John Svanda was the 17th fin-isher and Todd Crump brought up the rear in 18th place. Scott Morrow never made it onto the course. There were two dozen contes-tants in the Light Buggy category and most of them had a good race. 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\ Scott Douglas flies his Ford to the win in the Pro-4 classification, Carl Renezeder drove his good looking Ford to the Pro-2 win, it was The Toyota of Jeff Kincaid flew to victory in the Pro-Lite Division, Jeff Scott is second in points in the Pro-4 contest. his eighth Pro-2 victory and he's looking for many more. _is_s_eco_n_d~1~·n ..... po_in_ts=1_·n~th_e_cl_as~s_. --~~---~----two points out of the lead. Matt place finish, Craig is fifth in 15th across the finish line. Greg cause unknown. Adam Behm facturers Championship points Gerald was second to finish and points and J.R. Wagner came in Stingle was the 16th finisher, and Jamie Gilson never got their are: Pro-4 -Toyota 51, Ford 50, is also second in points. Todd for an eighth place finale. In Brian Bloomquist was 17th, respective cars on the track. Chevrolet 43. In Pro-2 Chevro-Lemke came in third and Ben ninth it was Josh Hintz, Tracy rookie Tom Thomas was the 18th So, the single round was over. let leads Ford 56 to 50. Toyota O'Connell was first out of the Peebles was 10th, also fourth in finisher and Tom Virnig, an-Later this season it will be an-leads the Pro Lite Division with money, but Ben leads the class points and Chad Dewall was the other rookie finished 19th. The nounced when and where the 54 points, Ford is second with points. Steve Oman had his best 11th finisher. 12th place went to Wienandt/Fleishman car fin-fourth round, which was rained 46 and Nissan has 42 points. finish of the season, fifth place. John Bauman, Steve Schuch ished 20th and was last across out, will be run. Next on the calendar is the Jeff Schulze came in sixth, rookie came in 13th, Kevin Huth was the line. Carol Gunderson With three rounds under always hot and heavy racing at Craig Metz had a nice seventh 14th and Jamie Kleikamp was started the race but retired, their respective belts the Manu-Crandon. .. .... ., Flying straight and level, Dan Baudoux flew/drove his good looking In the Super Buggy it was Steve Krieman taking the win, seen here in Jeff Virnig was on a mission and he took the Light Buggy win at Ford to the Sportsman 2 win at Antigo. a rare on the ground photo. Antigo, he's two points out of the class lead. ; iYH E~pµc!Prsiv~ ~;;1;;k;;e;:1!~t~;:~:: 6~11:~:;"~h~~k::;: ❖C ❖ ❖ ~p49w1llcompete iriCbcimpi9n~bip Off-Road Racing (CORR\ Pro-4) and Best ~~r((BilJ)Class~S).Track Curt LeDuc's racing at q ~, '' '-"'--=-' --'EN!ilON. __ _ Call 1.866. 4 A DEALER.ext. 5003 or go to to locate the dealer nearest you. Dusty Times August 2003 Page 29

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MOJAVE DESERT RACING MDR 400 Boyle Bests Lucerne By Tony Tellier Photos: Trackside Photo Dennis Boyte took the Class 1 lead on the fourth lap and went on to take file win as well as the overall win. Frank Hines and Dennis Boyle cut a solid six laps for overall at the MDR 400 in their VS Lothringer over a large field of" ls" and" 10s" ... and George Seeley. Ninety-two cars entered, 77 started and 4 3 finished. · The '400' started at 0700 on Sat-urday, June 28, 2003 off Camp Rock Road in Lucerp.e Valley. (Too close to Larkin's house for the ini-tiated!) There were six 62 two mile laps (372 mean Mojave miles) to be completed within a 13 hour .time limit (28:6 miles per hour average) for the big Pro <:ars. Hines and Boyle did it in 6:26:21. Jeff Lloyd (#728) took 12:35:38, the last fin-isher. The clockwise course used Ander-son Dry Lake • off Camp Rock Road, where the Main pits were situ• ated • Galway Dry Lake, the Mewille Dry Lake (without any white whales), and Soggy Dry Lake • cer-tainly pleasant spots for a nice, warm summer's day. A couple of moun-tain circuits were added for texture. The weather had certainly broken, in the wrong direction for the MDR 400. But, hey, it's a dry heat! "Dennis Boyle and I (#111) did the driving with Dale Hines and Ri-chard Boyle as co-pilots," so wrote winner Frank Hines. (Sidebar: at the BitD Vegas-to-Reno race on Friday Dennis rode over halfway with Jimmy Tucker. Dennis got in after Jimmy Hook got "sick". Richard drove the last half• then flew from Reno back to LV and drove to the MDR race• "he got in, like, 0130. Dennis drove the last four laps here and Richard rode the last two." They will be back as a team in Ron Brant's car at SCORE's "Hender-son Terrible's Town." "It was a lot of work putting the car back together", Frank admitted, "after ripping off the right rear trail-ing arm at the Ridgecrest race." Frank's racer is a two seat Kent Loth-ringer chassis suspended on Brett King shocks while a Jeff Fields auto, rebuilt by Rancho Racing Transmis-sion, turns Fortin hubs. "We've had no problems with that tranny; the last prep was over 800 miles ago. The engine is a 350 old Chevrolet VS with aluminum heads built by Gary Curtis. And that, too, has given us no problems for over 1200 race miles. The overall car prep is by Joe Sellars and, of course, we run those "no-flat' BFGs: 33s on the front 'and 35s on the rear. Kartek is our favorite supplier." In the Class 5 contest, George Seeley made it look fairly easy as he led from the green flag and put another win in the bank. "Dale and I started third off the line and the goal was to stay in front of Tim Rockenbach's #141 and set a pace that would get the car to Dennis in good shape. We caught the #158 'Outlaw' car at RMB, but we hit some big V-outs" at speeds and stalled the engine. We got it re-started and down chased (Big Mike), again, at RM 11 in a straight-away with two grooves. We raced down the hill, side by side. We got around him at the bottom; by then # 199 (the Neil Kleine car) had checked out." Neil posted the fast-est lap of the event with a 57: 14 on Lap 1, rare air. "We stuck to our plan and drove a safe pace," Frank continued. "The key was not to get flats, haul in the open stuff, and get through the rocky parts cleanly. We finished Lap 1 in second place, stopped at Main, fueled, and replaced the driver's side from limit strap*. I went out on the second lap as the Kleine car now, also, had to pass the same cars and no longer had the benefit of clean air." Smarter'n a tree full of owls1 I'd say! "We realized that the car could make it two laps another refueling stop so we pitted, refueled, and Den-nis got in to drive," Hines explained. "However, the power steering started to get stiff on the third lap and at the end it was a workout just to steer it. On Lap 4, around Pit B (RM23), Dennis was able to get around Neil (also now with power-less steering issues). At the start of Lap 5 we pitted, adding three dumps of fuel. Dale got out and Richard Boyle got in the right seat. Dennis basically went on cruise con-trol for the last two laps. We had no flats for the entire race and finished first with an 18 minute lead over the Kleine and a 15 minute lead for 0/ A over Jimmy "Butcher" Slaughter's #1032 Ten car. Kleine dropped off his initial tor-rid pace by dropping six minutes a turn, a 10% hit. Frank and Dennis kept a solid pace, within the middle four laps, never varying from a 1 :04 average by more than :\ minute, that is well under a 2% variation. Their "cruise" lap was still a 1: 10:33. Neil Kleine, with Donald Kinisten assisting, arove all six laps with "c;v-erything going well on the first few (laps)". On the last one, while in the lead, they lost their power steering pump ancfhacl to stop six times on the fourth lap for fluid. "They seemed upset at the finish, as it was a brand new car,". according to an in-formed source. The 9 car class only had five finishers: Ken Bunn (third), Andrew Gaston (fourth) and John McComb. The Big Mike James gang of "Outlaws" and Rockenbach did not make the six lap cut. CIASS 1000 Jimmy Slaughter just killed the class of ten 10 buggies, taking sec-ond O/A (#1032) and posting his fast iap as his final sixth lap. Shawn Croll ( # 1030) kept pace with Slaughter until his fifth lap when he dropped four minutes, although Jimmy's last lap • smokin' • really buried Croll. Jimmy turned over the controls to Matt Oides the car in the middle of the race with "gteat positioning." The course was rough but Matt did what had to be done while passen-ger Kim Slaughter did what had to be done: "Sit down, buckle up, hang on and be quiet?" In the 5-1600 battle it was Marie Dees all the way, he had almost tM-o hours in hand Paulden Hepler set fast lap on the first lap then went on to take the Class 6 win by Croll drove the first half then switched with Darrin Ebberts (these brothers are everywhere! MOR! at the checkered flag. more than 20 minutes. · Neil Kleine set fast lap for Class 1 on the first lap but problems on the Chris Bowman was running well in class 5 but major problems on the Jeffrey Sack had a horribly long first lap, really turned it on from there fifth lap dropped him well down into second place. last lap cost him more than an hour. he was second to the checkers. and ended up second in the 5-1600 class. Page 30 August 2003 Dusty Times

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In the class 6 conflict, it was Laine Knecht taking the silver medal, Third and fourth lap problems put Doug Petterson int<1 second place Dale Schaub set fast lap for class 9, but a four hour third lap dropped him to second, less than two minutes out of the win. less than half an hour out of the win. in class 7, over two hours away from the win. IRP! SCORE! BitD!}. The~r race car all day without third gear. They CLASS STOCK FULL report was "It went well, we had no lost it on Friday while pre-running, Justin Miller (#860) found the problems at all. I felt a little under- breaking in their new Mailman Mo- course too difficult for anything powered compared to all the other tors motor. faster than at a pre-run speed, aver-cars, though." The alternator went CIASS 700 aging 20 miles per hour for two laps out so they turned off the radio. Ron Smith (#726) took charge of six scheduled. Fifty-seven channels and nothin' on, of the big mini-trucks with a two CIASS 900 anyway. hour win over Doug Petterson The Challenger class is not popu-Steve Vatter Racing (#1021) had (#722). _Gary Keller built this Ron lar in MOR, and no wonder. Ouch! a great time at the "400". "The track Smith truck for himself and Dougie But the two starting cars finished was fast. Unfortunately, we lost two Siewert. It has been around, for sure. their prescribed five laps within two of our spares somewhere out on the Genealogy:_ Cory Susag took over minutes of each other. Brian Benson course and was wondering if any; from Keller and the famed "S&S (#911!) and Dale Schaub (#929) one had some info," he pleaded on Racing" team was born. The truck were "this close" all day. Benson took a web site. "They are both head locks came to a bad period at Laughlin in the trophy, although Schaub was with 33s. I guess someone found 1997. After a bad flip it sat for sev-significantly faster but a troubled them and was kind enough to walk eral years until Jamie Campbell re- 4:17 lap cut his style. down pit lane and try to find the did the crunched cage and· Dick CLASS 1600 owner but he never made it down to "Dad" Susag ran it at The Primm in The restricted car class was a dis-us. If anyone has any information it '99. They then put it up for sale, to appointment with only three origi-would be greatly appreciated. no avail, subsequently they held a nal entries and only one starter. Thanks and we'll see everyone for raffle with the help of Dirt Pilot's Andrew Neal (#1615) could not the night race." Steve and partner Craig Turn er. That pesky Mitch even get in one "vuelta." Matt Wright took third place. Hart of 76 Fuels won it and raced it Scott Kincaid (#1004) assaulted with his kids, at MOR -but once. the course and won a battery but Smith bought it from Mitch and finished significantly behind Vatter there you have it. - some 22 minutes. Ryan Lesher CIASS 7 50 (# 1047) started hot but cooled off Six "7S" trucks started and not under the scorching desert sun on one won. Jason Walker was the best the last half from 1:05 down to of the bad as he did complete five 1 :20s and 1 :30s for fifth. Matt (out of six) laps at 28 miles per hour. Klenske was sixth, a full hour behind CIASS 800. Lesher. Jim Gledhill's car #1012 The big trucks did not fare any (Team Dirt) finished in the seventh better, as it was one up and one spot. He split the driving with down. Joe Rice (#805) completed brother Bill Gledhill. They ran the one slow lap then trailered it. CLASS 5 the Day and stopping to help Jason George "No race too small" See- LaFortune's "blazer."+ 10 ley once again had his way with the Sack was not amused by some on-big Bugs with a consistent string of course action: "Did anyone see the laps: 8:28:47. Chris Bowman was a full size Bronco? On Lap 5 I was half hour backandJeffNuttervan-coming across the lake bed before ished on Lap 4. start/finish, as this Bronco (orange CIASS 550 with a white top and Cal plates) was Mad Racing' s Mark Dee #572 heading for the track. They made a (Team Dirt) took home the gold, turn in front of me, cutting me off. again, and posted the fast lap for When they got to· the scoring flags '550'. He said they had no prob- they wenrto the right, behind the lems except for three flat tires. Mark MOR motor home, and back on did the first four turns with John -track after the 6tart line. I ate their Daly co-dogging and Brian Burgess dust slowing us all the way down pit did the last two with Shane row.TheydidthesamethingonLap Lavamidor. They now hold first 6. When I got back to the pit my place in points in Class 550. crew said they had been going down Jeff Sack (#550) was second, two pit row a lot. This is the person who hours back, after a lengthy first lap, needs to stay home. I would talk like almost quitting time. Bill "Good to talk to this person. Does anyone Sam" Gereghty (#563) got third, know who this is?" even after being the Firefighter of Cantinued en page 32 Runners to Floaters Hubs ·•·and'..,_ atf extensive '1ffle.1ih·;--9,,J ,,<'t.' , ... ,..,._ -. , ,"! • •• ; ' J -.: • ~ ,•f ~4:-: • '<~:ti,,.l'v..,.« _."';..".._' ... •;;..;~,,.."-....._....,.;.._ ___ .....;__ Ron Smith took the lead on the second lap and literally flew to the checkers, his competition was far behind. Brian Benson took the class 9 win, but it was certainly close fought all the way to the checkered flag. Dusty Times of OffiRoad Accessori,nkWe also provide unsur-· ,,,,,,:,:;:;,::::,;:,,,,.,,n =~=~=1:1;¼' call for more information and exp~hift'~b the dif-· ference a KREGER Car or Race Set-Up can make! August 2003 Page 31

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Shawn Croll lost a few minutes on the last three laps, he finished Chuck Deck lost a ton of time on the third lap, he finished second n Terry Wyrembeck ·literally flew to a great second place in class 13, second in class 1 O, eight minutes away from the gold. the Class 11 contest at Lucerne. only three and a half minutes out of the win. -7(F'Er=a::n::Tk:-"'i:H11Ii':n::e'::::s71-::at;::;e:::r7£r,:;o::;u:;n:::iar::-ou-;;-;-t F~~~;;;iF~;;;;;;;;;~;;;;;,;;..,,,.,;;;;;;;;;;;~~~..i;;;;~~~;;;;;;;~~ that it was a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-pal who came out to sample the racing scene. Frank was embar-rassed ... and for the actions of a stranger!) Car #567 Steven Eavenson and Jay McCoy (Team Dirt) lost their transmission right before The Wall and finished their day watching, but not jumping. "That's right, Guy (Savedra, #569) didn't get a lap in," dad Art reported. "But he was closing in on the leader when he said that the en-gine started to seize. We should have gone with his first thought ... FUEL! The engine. was not seized, but the fuel filter worked GREAT ... as a matter of fact, too good!" Jimmy Slaughter took the class 10 lead late in the race and only had eight minutes "Guy called that the car seemed in hand at the end. Scott Pellerin took the class 11 win, it was touch and go 'ti/ the last lap when he opened up a half an hour lead. to be running hot (i.e., leaning out) never really challenged by Laine Mike Dill (#1249) who got in a Motors - "He delivers"), took third and that it was vapor locking, but Knecht (#665) for the class win but pickle on his second lap and no place out of ten entries. "The car on the dry lake, by Bessemer, he Stephanie Lozano (#680) wound further laps were ever recorded. ran great all day, with no flats opened it up and got it to run a lot up spending over half a day just to CLASS 13·00 · thanks to the GCR Bridgestone better and then it just shut down! get six laps down (I'd gone to the Chris Parr said that he had "had tires (and being laid back). We lost He thought that the engine was outlet mall, if I was her. ;oD). She a flawless day" in ol' '1301 '. "Ev-our front brakes on the second lap done for and didn't want to have a was the last out of five. erything went well; I had no flats but still moved from seventh in rod go through the case! He's got- CLASS 1100 and no problems. It was a long points to third in '1300'. I would ten (too) good at that, so he called "Great" Scott Pellerin got back race", all by himself, "on a fast and like to say thanks to Mike Arthur it 'clone;. Later, the Mailman and I into his winning ways in the ex-King . rough course, but the car ran great from Kartek for the set-up on the took off the bottom filter screen Dave Hendrickson eThe man who all day." In car # 1397 Terry shocks, and· Javier Valenzuela at and found that the motor was in taught Jim Dizney how to drive!") Wyrembek started the race, driv-Henry Arras Welding for all the great shape and, also, that the com-bug (#1149). Scott and right-se,at- ing the first two laps, then Eric great fab work. pression was 'A-OK'. weight Mike Muran beat Craig drove the last two. They both All of the "Team Dirt" cars are Well, we learned a lesson on this "Stacked" Deck's #1122 by a coun- agreed that the race "was awesome in the Lucas Oil contingency pro-one. Guy'll be at the MOR night tty mile: 6:25: 10 to 7: 16:08. Tom and the course was beautiful". Parr gram. "Stop by and sign up," says race looking for a (better) finish. Pittman (#1109) was armed but edged them by three minutes. Crew. "The pot is up to two-sixty. Guy and the co-dog are hungry for not dangerous for third. Scott said "Here is the,dirt on 'Team Dirt'. We have Exide Battery Corpora-one; he wants one so bad that I'm that it was an obviously trouble-free #1302, the Lucas Oil car, laid back tion for a contingency sponsor for almost 'worried' about him." race for the two toned Kafer. a while, we really needed a finish," the MOR series. Check it out. It is CLASS 600 CLASS 1200 wrote Greg "Too Live" Crew, who up to the racers to show support -Paulden Hepler (#651) was Bob Miller *(#1299) won over with Leonard Perez(i.e., Mailman see me for your racer prices o.n ..,,.,,,,,,.,,..,,,..,,,""""=_,,,,;,,,,,=~==-"""",_,.,.,,,,.,,,,=.,.,.,,,...,,,,,,.,,."'fF,,,,,,.,. ,.--..,.,--.,--------------,-------~....---...,,:,----:-------, Exide batteries and Lucas products. Exide is giving away a race bat-tery (worth $120US) at each event. The winner will be drawn during the awards on Sunday. For the MOR 400 we stuck all of the fin-ishers' numbers into a flatbiller's hat for the drawing -Class 10 pilot Scott Kincaid got a large charge. At the August night race only the class winners will be drawn. At the fol-lowing races the drawing will be for second place, then third on the sub-sequent race. The drawee must be present to win, either the DoR or a co-driver/ co-dog with a wrist-band." Mark Kelsey's Team Dirt car # 1306 DNFed, breaking a front shock on their first lap. Jason Wagstaff (#1398) almost made it, Continued on page 34 Matt Langan lost a few minutes on laps two and three and he took Bill Frey had a long third lap, never completed his fourth lap, he was Ken Bunn didn't have the best of days, he ended up with the bronze second place in th_e Class 14 contest. irii,jiiij;'\;;;;;;;;;""'""-~""' second in the Class 17 battle at Lucerne. medal in class 1 after a long 7¼ hours on the course. Bill Gereghty had a bad day in Class 5-1600, he spent almost 12½ A very long first lap relegated Stephanie Lozano to the bronze medal Darrell Herman set fast lap for his class but major troubles on laps 4 hours completing his six required laps, finishing third. in the class 6 contest at MOR Lucerne. and 5 put him into the bronze medal position. Page 32 August 2003 . Dusty Times

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-Steve Vatter was only a couple of minutes a lap off the winning pace, · Tom Pittman had a fairly long but fun day. he was third to the checkers Greg Crew ran a few minutes off the winning pace each lap but he still took the third place honors in Class 13. · he finished third in the Class 10 contest. in the Class 11 contest at MOR Lucerne. but came up short 12 miles from · While Carolyn Hines was driv-ter the race to congratulate her af-the finish line with a broken alter-ing car #1477, Mark ,J-larber was ter she finished with an 11 minute nator pull~y. Not a good day for driving the right seat for what it lead as she paid for her race: some of the dirty cars. was worth for all three laps to the "Thanks to Donahoe Racing, Fox Clare "The Bare Bear" Ross 13-car win. "Before the race Shocks and BFI Racing." Her (#1309) now has two DNFs in a Carolyn wanted to know why, at Rangerruns on BFGs (Duh)-again row after a. win at the "Mojave 250" the last three races, the engine had no flats -Fox Shox, and Kreg arms." way back in April. "Both DNFs a problem turning over four A Ford 302 built by Gary Curtis were engine problems. We don't grand. Fran Hines explained: "Af-powers her, and Joe does the car, know what the problem is this ·ter a few hours working on the alongvyith Frank's Lothringer. time," Ross lamented. "The motor carb we got that problem fixed and Matt Langan and his two side-lost oil pressure but did not 'sound' she was now free to rev the motor kicks, Nick Lopez and Greg Gilbert, bad, and then it developed a major to the moon." took # 1463 to second by virtue of vibration. Could be a: crank, or "Race day she had no problem Mark "pacing himself" - it was only · maybe the flywheel." (P(oil) loss? and only stopped for fuel each lap his second race. His only goal was Crank?). "We shut it down at the and not a single flat, thanks to to finish because in the first one he Bessemer Mile Check 3 crossing BFG!". She said that she had a great only went 15 miles. _They have a (RM51) and had it towed back to time arid raced with a bunch of brand new truck that Nick and the main pit. Not too much excite- great racers. "I kept a steady pace, Greg built. The two 20 year olds ment to report in 50 miles. PS: The drove slowly in the rough parts and own a shop in Whittier (the once-rubber side stayed down." Well, drove fast(ly) in the fast parts. home of Richard Milhous Nixon), that's something to be thankful for! Hmm, seems a wise plan. and built this truck for MOR. CLASS 1450 The other-racers came over af-Temper-Mental Racing (#1455) Tfte Difference, Page 34 Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Featl!res steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. ~djustable balance bar for precise front/rear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-204S0 Steel Pedal, Short or Tall M/C Floor Mount. Fluidyne Heat exchangers & Transmission Coolers DUN-0830500 Heat Exchanger 0UN-0830503 Heat Exchanger DUN-0830504 Heat Exchanger DUN-0830612 Trans Cooler w/Fan 2-pc Aluminum Drums Race Prep'ed CV 's 00 MCK-0250-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-930 MCK-0251-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-934 IRS Axles from Sway-A-Way™ Driving Suits Standard Fire Retardant Cotton Proban Driving Suits. 300m 930 Race Axles 300m 934 Race Axl~ /; For more information give us a call or visit us online @ August 2003 - great name (could be Temper-ning great: no flats on the BFGs Metal, tho) -started in the next-to-and the Sway-a-way shocks felt per-last position in the 1450 class. On feet. We were wide open battling the first lap Jason Lafortune drove with a 5-1600, side by side, when, with Dean Schlingman as co-driver all of a sudden, a not-so-great and were running bueno until grinding noise came from the trans-.RM40 "where we threw a fan belt, mission. First, third gear went out, which put us 20 minutes back. On then second. We were 20 miles the second lap 'Duffco Dan' Kiefer from the finish-we finished the race took the wheel with Dean still in as with only first and fourth." Talk co-driver, Dan drove a flawless lap about split-shifting. with no problems:" "When all was said and done we On the third lap Lafortune got had captured third place, which is back in and Dan moved over to the just fine considering all that (La-co-driver slot. "Everything was go-mis-Fortune) we went through!" ing good until RM27 when a 5-Got Dirt's #1451, St.eve 1600 (#563) car, found to be Ruddick and Andy "Potato" Stix, driven by Bill Gereghty, pulled next had Steve doing the first 93 miles to us. We were both going about with co-driver Merle McGee. Andy 40 as he started honking to get us then drove next the last half. The to pull over. When we pulled over only problem was that they miscal-we found the back of the truck fully culated their fuel load/ consump-engulfed in flames. It turned out to tion by six miles, which cost them be a cracked fuel line along with a • 40 minutes of down time on their broken tail light wire, which had second lap. They finished fourth. ignited the blaze." Mark "Miracle" Growe (#1452) "Dan_ grabbed our extinguisher drove the first two laps with no and went at the fire but one b_ottle problem, but when they s~itched was not enough, so we grabbed an- drivers for the last lap their fuel fil-other from Gereghty's car who, ter was clogged and only allowed thankfully, had stopped; we fin- them to get up to two thousand revs ished the flames off with that. If it per minute, not much more than had not been for Bill seeing the off-idle. They said that, yeah, it was flames, and stopping, our truck a rough course but, OK, that was might have been completely lost." mainly because whipping-boy Mark "After a few repairs we were back adjusted the shocks the wrong way on the way and the truck was run-and it made the truck real stiff." Chris Parr-seems to have more fun out there than anybody else, took the class 1300 win with a bit more than three minutes in hand. Carolyn Hines wastes no time on the course, she took the Class 14 win with more than 11 minutes on the competition. Dusty Times l

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In Class 14, Jason LaFortune had rather long first and third laps and Andrew Gaston didn't have the best of days, he was well off the Jeff Lloyd had ve,y long fourth and fifth laps but still managed fourth third is where he finished in class. winning pace but still managed a decent fourth place in Class 1. place in the usually highly competitive class. They persevered for fifth place and (RM13) to switch out the shocks. problem with the studs was my fault. a finish. "We got to Pit A and switched the Over New Year's weekend we all went The Fish Report: "Never A Dull shock and Dan took off, an hour to Ocotillo. I had changed the rear Moment". down. (Thanks to Matt, Scott, Pat, tires and they weren't on tight. They Austin "Pescado" Farner re- Gregg, Andy, and all those guys at sheared off the right rear. We had ported for the "DNF Racing" pit A) Dan hauled ass 'til RM50 to repair it in the wash at 0100. We #1459 vehicle: "We arrived in the where, right after Check 3, wheel didn't have any kind of press so they burning-hot Mojave Desert on Fri-studs sheared off the rear ... of might not have gone back in 100% day morning - ready to race. We course, the tire obeyed instant-cen- true. (!) I was going to replace the pushed through contingency and ter dynamics and doubled its speed axle all along but it just kept getting got out of the sun for the rest of · and rolled a mile down course. "It forgotten. This weekend· it came the day. Saturday morning, 0730, damaged the backing plate and back to haunt me.» with Dan Vance driving and Dan had to bend it• back into "The first time they sheared it Michele Watson as co-driver, #1459 shape. But when they put in the new elongated the holes so they could was off the line in the usual rear studs they were not seating right. only get four, of the five, studs back·. start position. At RM2, a shock They took off and made it about in the flange. I knew they wouldn't reservoir blew up, literally." four more miles and the studs last long but still had to go for it. Dan radioed in to Fish at Main sheared off again. This time it took They only lasted three miles and Pit to pull the shock off the chaser/ out the brakes and rear axle plate... then broke again. This time it ru-part mule "The Piece". Fish took a completely." ined the axle completely." Bob Ganzer drove his Jeep to an easy win in Class 1700, he averaged over 34 shock off and headed over to Pit A Dan Vance fesses up: < <The Continued on page 36 miles per hour on his run to the checkers. HONDA Power Equipment EB6500 HOND.A GENERATORS & PUMPS Dusty Times r POWEil RACER. & SPEC.TATOR. DISCOUNTS • GENERATORS-• OUTBOARD ENGl~ES • GENERAL PURPOSE--·ENGINES •WELDERS~ WATER. PU~PS • LAWN MOWERS• 1.AVVN-TRACTORS' • RIDING MOWERS • ·TILLERS· · C,~lifor.n_ia's. Largest Sou_rc.e foa-Ronda Pow-er·Equipnient· . Parts and .Inventory. If WE OONT HAVE IT, ·No ONE ·OOES! . - ~l:l~ck Our:_ Y!'~f?~ite::a __ · . WWw· Kawag·uchi• Honda Corp. . . , . . 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angel·es, CA ·90063 . Nothing S easier. 13231 264-3936. 264-5858 • FAX 13231 264~2136 For Optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read 1he OWnelS manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. Connection of a generator. to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power COOl)llny personnel. Consult a qualified electrician.© 2003 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 4-21>-0l • Z-10B August 2003 Page 35

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Scott Kincaid was running with the leaders all race long but an additional Arthur Basile was off the pace, had a long second lap and finished Steve Rudick had an exceptionally long second lap and that relegated 18 minutes on the last lap dropped him to fourth in Class 10. fourth in the Class 13 battle at Lucerne. ________ him to a fourth place finish in class 14. Ryan Lesher led Class 10 for a few laps but he slowed from the third Matt Klenske never really got going at the MOR Lucerne 400, he was Marl< Grawe didn't have the best of days, he ran well off the winning lap on and ended up taking home the fifth place honors. . a ve,y long sixth place finisher in class 10. pace and finished fifth in Class 1400. Dan called Fish at Main again. Austin strapped in as co-driver from the left, going to go across the We got sixth which is better than of the date clash with Vegas to Reno (He needs caller ID!), that they for the rest of Lap 1 and after corn- lake bed. Luckily there was no one a DNF, any day! And no one can and we dropped Ridgecrest because needed to call any and all pleiing that then got in the driver's in front of me so there was no dust say we ever give up that's for sure! it is too rough. The four race series junkyards, anywhere, and find the seat; Greg C_alvert took over as co-and I was able to see him. But he Special thanks to Nicole and Matt was chosen to keep the costs down parts. Fish called "411" and got a driver. Fish drove Lap 2 with no just kept going and neverlooked to from Total Chaos for help1ng all for budget racers." list oflocal junkyards. problems and never got out of the see if anyone was corning on the day and sticking around until we EL CHISMOSO "One junkyard in Apple Valley truck. For Lap 3 Fish stayed in and track! He hopped onto the track passed the last checkpoint! We fin-Winner Frank Hines reported had the parts but were closing in Walter Kirby got in as co-driver. right in front of us and was going ished the first lap in a blisteringly that "About a mile after Pit B there ten minutes and, even after I of- "Again there were no problems and slow. I came right up next to him at fast time of 6:26: 19!" Non-finisher was a truck parked along the side fered an additional $100 to stay we never had-to get out of the- full speed and then made the right Tareck Karam took even longer: of the track (this was at the uphill open 15 minutes more, theyactu-truck." hand corner giving him a good 6:41:46. Class winner. Carolyn straight-away- 100+). On the first ally refused. (Business must be way "On my third lap I was corning roost and I am sure it scared the Hines' second lap was 1 :37:37. lap they were just watching but too good up there!) The last down the hill to the road crossing sh*t out of him. It's people like that Two days later the Vance truck when I came around again there was junkyatd on the list was in Hesperia, at Bessemer Mine Road, at the bot- I have a problem with! He had was back together and raced the Del a three foot deep berm on the right they had the parts, and were open. torn of the hill where you go right dump cans in the back and prob-Mar Tuff Truck event! side groove. The dirt was dark, so Three hours later we were back on and go across the lake bed? Well, ably was a chase truck; anyone chas- CLASS 1700/JeepSpeed you knew that it had just been dug the track! there was a red Ranger corning in ing should know better than that! (1700 to 1799) up. I hit it at 90 per and it bot-Page 36 Pure Attitude Racing 2003 MDR400 / 1st - Class 10 & 2nd - Overall Special Thanks to: Matt Loiodice -Co-Driver Bruce Luce -Co-Rider Pit Crew: Mike Julson, Bob Doyle, Bill Hill, Charles Cook, Todd Cunningham, Steve Lakin, Mike Powers, Jonathan Coz & Joey Myrick Other Special Thanks to: Jimco, BF Goodrich, Redline Performance, Mc Kenzie's, Fortin, Fox Shox & PCI Race Radios August 2003 The Cherokees took this event torned the front right out. Noth-off; only two XJs showed ·up. Bob. . ing that would have killed me but if Ganzer (#1744) 'took down Bill it broke something I would have Frey (#1756), four laps to three. been pi**ed. Dan Vance later told Bill and Robert Frey- a father and me that it was knocked down be-son duo - were happy with their fore he got to it. This something race. They both agreed, "The you look for in Mexico, but not weather was nice and toasty warm." here." Bill drove the first lap while boy The post race web postings re-Robert was the co-driver; then they fleet · a serious problem with on-switched for the last two laps as course activity, and not chasers but Robert made his driving debut. He wanna-be racer "dudes". Jumping had been relegated to right seat as "The Wall" and cruising out of the co-dog, but not anymore. Check 1, again and again, will surely "This race was NOT a damage the ability of MOR to 'JeepSpeed Challenge' points event. throw these popular and afford-Our next round is the night race able events. on August 9th. We should get our The last six lap car was Jeff Lloyd normal entry plus five new cars; we (#728) in 12:35:38. The last four could hit 20 entries for the first lapper was Jim Nutter in 8:53:46. time! The JeepSpeed series is the The last three lap finisher was Dan best four from five selected MDR Vance (#1299) in 9:51:44. Long races. We dropped this race because Bob Miller had an easy time of it, his competition disappeared and he took the Class 1200 win. ---------------------Dusty Times

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Fabtech congratulates Kyle Taylor and Taylor Motorsports on winning the 2003 BITD Vegas to Reno Race in both the Trick Truck Class and as the overall champion. Taylor's incredible driving skills along with a bulletproof truck allowed him to finish a blistering five minutes ahead of the closest competitor. KING ---OFF-ltOftD ltftCIN<i St10CKS ~dt mJJMROOENOS ~.,•n ~IG#Pll05 GOOOdrEA• illiHRBEARINGS ~';'·''hn a'cusTOMLETIIRING ,,. -~••~@~ l~z~ >·W·< ~~

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CORR AT CRANDON Taylar conquers Crandon By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Scott Taylor was a happy camper, he took the Pro-2 win in both heats at Crandon and has a nice lead in the points. Keith Steele drove his Chevy to the Stock wins in both rounds at Crandon, seen here ready for takeoff. but ittalces a different attitude than most of the other tracks the series races on and, this was the ever challenging and completely unpredictable land rush start. That's where men are men and heroes are made with just a flick of the steering wheel or that extra bit of throttle. The fifth round of the Pro4 contest was heated, to say the least The land rush start saw LeDuc's Skyjacker Ford and Scott Douglas' Rancho Ford shouldered out of the way and that cost them dearly in the end. Jason Baldwin took the lead in his Filger Mfg. Ford, trying his hardest to keep ahead of Johnny Greaves and Carl Renezeder. But, circumstances be-ing what they were, Jason was able to hold his lead 'til the end and that gave him his sixth career win and it was cer-tainly earned. Curt LeDuc pushed his Ford as hard as he could, trading paint don International Off Road Raceway AT RIGHT: Aaron Hawley took a tocontestRounds5and6oftheCORR very nice first and third place in Lucas Oil Racing Series. The 1.5 mile the rounds a·nd has an 11 point John Greaves had a third and a fourth in the rounds but he took the win in the Governor's Cup Trophy Race. ·Jeff Kincaid flies high as he heads towards a nice pair of wins in the Pro-Lite division, he's the point leader. The weather was a bit more beautiful than it could have been, it was hot but not as hot as the competition as an even gross of competitors met at the Cran-track has been around for ;!....y.! ======--Rick Huseman flies high in the Pro-Lite class, he drove to a pair of Tim Lemons wasn't happy with an eighth and a sixth place finish, but Jeff Lutzow wasn't too happy, he drove his Ford to a second and a second places and is only four points out of the lead. he still remains second in Super Buggy points. ninth in Stock, but he's still second in points. In Single Buggy, a fourth and a third place went to Bob Blaney in the Mike Savage lets the suspension hang as he flies to a pair of third Not the best weekend for Scott Douglas, a fourth and a sixth in the two rounds, he's second in class points. places in the Sportsman 2 category. Pro-4 rounds, but Scott is tied for second in points. Page 38 August 2003 Dusty Times

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f-Dan Vanden Heuvel corners hard as he heads to a 12'1' and a fourth Flying straight andJevel, Chad Hord took a pair of fifth place finishes Scott Peterson drove his great looking buggy to a seventh and a fifth place in the Pro-2 contest at Crandon. in the Pro-Lite contest at Crandon. place finish in the Super Buggy contest. andlotsofhorseix,werwithBaldwinbut finishing spot. Tommy Bradley and sion but there was no beating Jeff place finish in Round-5, Art Schmitt DonnieRobertscameinforninthplace he was unable to make the pass and had Bruce Shilts never made the full compli-Kincaid as he swept to victory in both . was the fourth place finisher and Chad and the 10th finishing spot went to Javier to settle for second spot. Johnny Greaves ment of laps. Andy Wald never took to rounds in his TC¥)ta. Jeff took the oheck-Hord took fifth. Sixth place went to Socia, a rookie. Mark Oberg beat Tom was right in the thick.of things, challeng-the course. · ers in Round 5 and Rick Huseman fol,. Don Ponder in his Ford, seventh went Hoppock by one spot to finish 11th, ing for the lead, but a tire losing air put No less than 24 combatants were lowed him in for the second spot in both to Joe Wutke III in his Nissan, Ted rookie Jim Kandel finished in 13th spot, an end to his challenge and he was fortu-ready to do battle in the Pro-Ute Divi-rounds. Sreve Federico took a nice third Wubben was the eighth place finisher, Continued on page 40 nate to keep the third finishing position. · Scott Douglas was fourth to finish his hard fought battle, Carl Renezeder came in fora fifth place finish, Steve McCrossen finished in sixth place, Josh Baldwin started but didn't finish the round and Al Drews never took the green. In the sixth round of the Pro-4 com-petition, the racing was just as hot and heavy as the previous round. Off the start, LeDuc' s ttuck slid a bit at the first turn, colliding with Greaves and that left the door open for Jason Baldwin, but Bald-win had a leaky tire and had to surren-der the lead to Carl Renezeder. With each passing lap Carl ~ded his lead as all the dicing was behind him and when the checkers flew he had his Pro-4 win. Curt LeDucwas in for second again, two second place finishes in one weekend ain't too bad. Josh Baldwin was quite happy withapodiumfinishandJohnnyGreaves came in fourth and maintained his points lead in the Pro4 class. Jason Baldwin was fifth across the line and Scott Douglas put a sixth place finish in thererotd books. Steve McCro;san was the seventh finisher • and Al Drews, although entered, never took to the track. · Pro-2 was also hotly contested but, no matter what went on there was no way to stop Scotty Taylor from taking a pair of wins. Taylor's Ford picked up the -second victory of the year in Round 5, taking the lead after a few laps and ex-tending that lead all the way to the finish. Kevin Probst gave chase but to no avail and had to settle for the second spot. R. J. Flanagan came in for third place, his best finish of the season and Evan Evans was fourth home. Chris }-lansen, a rookie in this class was fifth, Steve Barlow, another rookie was next in sixth place and Bruce Shilts was seventh. Carl Renezederwas a disappointing eighth to finish, las Vegan . Tommy Bradleywasveryunhappywith his ninth place finish anq. Paul Seidler slid in for.10th. Larry Gourlie couldn't capitallie on his great start and finally came across in 11th place and Dan Vanden Heuvel was almost sick with his 12th place finish after his 1-2 finish at Dresser. Andy Wald never took to the track. . In Round 6, Probst took the imme-diate lead, Tommy Bradley rolled his Chevy into a very small ball and after all the dust had settled and the race was well under way, guess what, Scotty Tay-lor was back in the lead. Say no more, Taylor went on to take the checkered flag, the 30th win in his career. Carl Renezeder was making up for the prior round and he followed Taylor in for a nice second place. Turd on the podium was Kevin Probst, fourth _was Dan Vanden Heuvel and Larry Gourlie was up in the fifth finishing spot. R.J. Flana-gan slipped a bit back to sixth, Paul Seidler moved up a few spots into sev-enth, eighth went to Chris Hansen, Steve Barlow as ninth and Evan Evans dropped back a long way into the 10th Dusty Times Sales Information: Payment may be made by credit card, money order or cashier's check. Personal or business checks are-.not accepted. C.0.0. orders accepted with 50% pre·payment. SS Handling charge on all orders. California residents include 7.75% saitiS tax. 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-Mark Kleiman drove his Ford to a pair of not so great 1 (JI> place Matt Gerald saves a lot of tire wear as he flies to a sixth and a 13" Sam Konitzer flew to an 11"' place finish and a first place finish in the finishes, Mark is third in points in the Stock class. place finish in the Light Buggy-race at Crandon. hotly contested Sportsman 2 class. In Pro-4, Jason Baldwin drove his Ford to a win in round 5, fifth place in round 6. Jason is fifth in points. Not off to the best start in Pro-2, Evan Evans gathered in a fourth and Art Schmitt makes like a bird as he flies his Nissan to a fourth and a third place finish in Pro-Lite, he's fourth in points. AlWalentowski took the 14th finishing spot and Rod VanEperen was the 15th finisher. Mark Krueger was 126th and • Lee O'Donnell came in 17th. Shayne Pagles didn't finish the required laps, Kyle l.eDuc never saw the checkers and Stacy Pike, Brian Otvitt, Chris Menard, Randy Eller and Mike Kelly never got onto the track. . In Round 6, it was the same ho-hum finish for Jeff Kincaid with the laurels, Rick Huseman coming in second again and Art Schmitt taking the last podium finishing position. Steve Federico took fourth, not too bad a finish, Chad Hord had yet another fifth place finish andJoeWutke moved up a spot to fin-Page 40 a 1(11> place finish at Crandon, he's fourth in points. AT RIGHT: Ben O'Connell took a third and a first in the Light Buggy rounds, he has a 22 point lead in the points. · ish sixth. Seventh place went to Don Ponder, Donnie Roberts also moved up a spot into eighth, Ted Wubben dropped a spot to ninth and Mark Krue-ger came in 10th. Rookie Mark Oberg finished in the 11th spot once·more, Rod VanEperen made itan even dozen, rookie Jim Kandel got himself another 13th position, Tom Hoppock came in 14th, rookie Javier Socia was the 15th finisher and he was last across the line. Not finishing were Shayne Pagles, Lee O'Donnell, Stacy Pite, Brian Cavitt, Kyle l.eDuc, Al Walentowski and once again, Menard, Eller and Kelly never got on the course. Kincaid has a four point lead .over Rick Huseman and Chad Hord is 20 points out of first place in Pro-Ute. Art Schmitt is fourth in points and Joe Wutke Ill is fifth in points position. Super Buggy had 24 cars ready to race and, as usual the racing was all out. Aaron Hawley picked up his second win of the season in Round 5, Gary Nierop followed in second place, the Kriemans were third across the line, Ryan Mulder was fourth and John Mason was the acers August 2003 · Mark Steinhardt wasn't happy in the first round, but he took the win in the second round of the Single Buggy. Dan Badoux really gets airborne in Sportsman 2, he took a first and second for his troubles at _Crandon. Dusty Times

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In the Super'Buggy class, Ryan Mulder scored a fourth and a second Rookie Randy Rundhaug is getting' it on, he drove his good lookin' In the Light Buggy class, Jeff Virnig drove to ·an 1EJII'. and a fourth place finish, he's tied for fourth in points. Ford to a third and a second in Stock, he's fourth in points. place finish, Jeff is fourth in points. In Single Buggy, Adam Guberud drove to a great third and fourth Mike Oberg flew his Chevy to a fourth and an eighth place. in the two Kevin Probst comers hard in Pro-2, he drove to a second and a third place finishes, an he is fourth in points. Sportsman 2 rounds at Crandon. place finish at the Crandon shootout, fifth place finisher. Sixth placewentto G)rryHeynencamein 18th, Tun Chris-Aaron Hawley tried but just couldn't llthplacefinish,theKreimanswereway and James Lair took the green. but Scott Powell, Scott Pererson was seventh, tensen was 19th to finish and Todd do any better than third, Scott Powell down in 12th, Herman Barnum was didn't finish the race and Mike Geiser Tun Lemons came in eighth, Jeff Sands Wallace was 20th. Paul Bort was 21st got a nice fourth place finish and Scott 13th, Casey Johnson was 14th and Tun was again a nc>5how. was ninth and Casey Johnson was the to fini§h, last of the finishers. Craig Blesik · Peterson took the fifth finishing spot Christensen was the 15th finisher in the Aaron Hawley leads the Super Buggy 10th finisher. Tom Schwarttburg came and Mike Geiser never started the Sixth place went to Tun Lemons, John Super Buggy class. Jack Haenlein came points by 11, Tim Lemons is in second in 11th, Scott Schwalbe was the 12th round,. Mason dropped a few spots to seventh, in for the 16th spot, Paul Bort finished place, Scott Peterson is in third and Ryan finisher, Jon Steiner was 13th in, Scott In the sixth round, G)rry Heynen Scott Olson moved up to eighth place, 17th, Craig Blesik got a finish, 18th in Mulder and the Kreimans are tied in Olson was 14th and Jack Haenlein was got it all together and beat the mob to Tom Schwartzburg finished ninth and class, Steinhardt was 19th in and Jon fourth place. the 15th to finish in class: Herman Bar-the checkered flag. Ryan Mulder moved Jeff Sands took the 10th finishing spot Steiner was 20th. Todd Wallace was ~e In the Stock Division, there was no num was 16th, James Lair was 17th, up a few spots and finished second, Gary Nieropwasn'ttoo happy with his 21st and last finisher. David Johnson Continued on page 42 ■ Dusty Times August 2003 2.5" --6'liI~ Need coil springs? (qi/ King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! Page 41 -...::..

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Joe Wutke Ill really gets up in the air. Joe placed seventh and sixth in the Pro-Lite contest at Crandon. The Krieman duo drove to a third and a 12"' place in the Super Buggy rounds, tied for fourth in points. In the Stock class, Rhonda Konitzer drove and flew her Chevy to a ninth and a third place in her rounds, she's fifth in points. getting ahead of Keith Steele as he swept to first place in both rounds. JeffLutww was second finished in Round 5, Randy Rundhaug, a rookie came in for a great third place, Don Demeny, another rookie was fourth and Vic Anderson came in fifth. Sixth place went to Dave Mannionwas 12th, Rod Wells was 13th WaldvogeL another rookie, Al Konitzer and Jason was the 14th and last fin-was seventh, Rick Hinman was eighth, isher. Tun started but failed to Rhonda came in ninth and complete the required laps and Randy Mark Kleiman was the 10th finisher. Zimonickdidn'tstart. 11th place went to Paul Kozlowski, Gerry The Round 6 results saw Keith Steele taking the win again, Randy moved up to sixth place, Rod Rundhaug moved up a spot into sec-Wells got up to seventh place, Paul ond place and Rhonda had a KozlowskicameineighthandJefflutzow very nice third place finish. Vic Ander- dropped way back to ninth place. Mark son was fourth across the line, Don Kleiman was 10th again, Gerry Demeny was the fifth finisher, Al Mannion was 11th and Dave Waldvogel • was the 12th and final finisher. Rick Hinmanstartedbutdidn'tcompletethe sixth round and the Konitz.ers, Jason Bott and Randy Zimonick never started. Keith Steele leads the Stock points race, Jeff Lutzow is second, 15 points behind, Mark Kleiman is third with 64 points and Randy Rundhaug is fourth in points with 56 to his credit. The Llght Buggy class was hot and heavy as usual and the fifth round was taken by Josh Hintz. Second spot went to Steve Oman and the third finishing position went to Ben O'Connell, team-mate of Hintz. Kevin Huth took the fourth finishing position, Jeff Schulze was fifth, Matt Gerald was sixth in and Chad Dewall was seventh. Eighth place finisher was J .R. Wagner, Tracy Peebles was ninth and John Bauman was the 10th finisher. Todd Lemke took the 11th finishing position, the Wienandt/ Fleishman duo was 12th, rookie Tom Thomas was 13th, Joel Krall, another rookie was 14th and 15thspotwentto Adam Behm. Brian Bloomquist was the 16th finisher, Carol Gunderson was 17th, JeffVirnigwas an unaccustomed 18th, Jan1ie Gilson was 19th and rookie Randy Oman was 20th. Craig Rabe was the 21st finisher, Greg Stingle was 22nd, Tom Virnig, another rookie was 23rd, Gerald Kleikamp, yet another rookie was 24th and rookie Craig Metz was 25th to finish. Steve Schuch started, but never finished as did Jamie Kleikamp. Round 6 saw Ben O 'Connell back in the driver's seat, taking his second win of the season. Teammate Josh Hintz took the second spot, Todd Lemke took the final podium position. JeffVirnig moved up quite a way to fourth place and Steve Oman lost a few spots to fifth. Jeff Schulze dropped a spot to sixth, rookie Craig Metz had a great finish in GET OIJR BRAND NEW KARTEK T--&11/RT FOR ONLY t,,5 · seventh place, Chad Dewall was eighth, Jamie Kleikamp took the ninth finish-ing position and Tracy Peebles finished in 10th.John Huventookthe 11th spot, John Bauman was 12th, Matt Gerald dropped way back to 13th, J .R. Wagner was 14th to finish and rookie Joel Krall was 15th. The 16thspotwenttorookie Tom Thomas, 17th was Brian Bloomquist, 18th was Carol Gunderson, rookie Tom Virnigwas 19th and Adam Behm was 20th. Way back in 21st spbt was Trac Fleishnlan, Steve Schuch was 22nd in, Randy Oman was 23rd and Jamie Gilson was the 24th and final fmisher. Kevin Huth started but never finished the round as did Craig Rabe. Gerald Kleikamp didn't start the round. Wild Wash ·250 February 1-2 Mojave 250 April 4-6 Ridgecrest 300 May 16-18 The Kartek 400 June 27-29 California 200 August 8-10 Lucerne 300 September 26-28 Stoddard 250 November 21-23 2003 RACE SCHEDULE l§!dll Laughlin Desert Challenge January 16-19 San Felipe 250 March 14-15 Baja 500 May 30-June 1 Henderson's Terrible 250 July 10-13 Las Vegas Primm 300 September 12-13 Baja 1000 November 13-16 -• Parker 425 February 7-9 Terrible's Town 250 April 25-27 Vegas to Reno June 26-29 Baja Mex 300 August 22-24 Las Vegas 200 December 5-7 Kartek Off-Road -2871 Ragle Way Corona, CA 92879 - _909.737.7223 Page 42 August 2003 Ben O'Connell leads the Light Buggy points with 73, teammate Josh Hintz is • second, 22 points behind, tied with Matt Gerald at 51 points and JeffVirnig is fourth with 50 points. The Single Buggy class is always com-petitive and Rounds 5 and 6 at Cran-don were no exception. Steve Socha was mighty happywith his win in Round 5, Dusty Times

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In the Light Buggy class, Tracy Peebles drove to a ninth and t<Jh place finish in the two rounds at Cra(ldon. John Fitzgerald had a fifth and a sixth to his credit in the Single Buggy Don Williams flew his Ford to a 1 ?' place and fourth place at Crandon, fracas, John is fifth in points. · · Don is fifth in points. John Svanda was second onto the po-dium and Adam Guberud took the brome medal Fourth place went to Bob .Blaney, John Fitzgerald was fifth across the line,JasonJanuszwassixth in, Terry Fitzgerald was seventh, eighth went to Dan Martin, Jace Shubert was ninth and Scott Miller was the 10th finisher. Allen Plawman was the 11th finisher, Heather Sullivan was 12th to finish, Michael Rau was 13th, Tracy Crump was 14th and the 15th finishing posi-tion went to Todd Crump. Mike See-feldtwas 16th to take the checkered flag, . Wade Shubert was 127th, Mark Stein-hardt was really out of it in 18th place, the last finisher in Single Buggy. Brad Erickson started but never finished the • round and Scott Morrow never got on the track. Curt LeDuc had a pretty good weekend at Crandon, a pair of seconds in Pro-4 and Round 6 saw quite a few changes in _sec_ o_n_d~p_la_c_e_,_·n_t_he_ G_o_111_er:_n_o_r's_ C_u~p_. ______________ _ In Pro-2, Carl Renezeder took an eighth and a second, in Pro-4 he had a fifth and · ve,y nice first place. finishingpositions.MarkSteinhardtwas back in 13th; Dan Martin was 14th and man 2 career and the second this sea-back in form, taking the win; the 20th Mike Seefeldt was the 15th finisher. son. Second to the checkers was Brian Hinman in a Chevy and Michael Sav-age was third across the finish line in his Continued on page 44 ofhisSingleBuggycareer.BradErickson Heather Sullivan was 26th, Tracy got going this round and took a nice Crump was 17th, Steve Socha had a second place finish, Bob Blaney picked bag full of troubles, finishing 18th, last up a spot and finished in third, Adam of the finishers. Wade Shubert never Guberud was a spot back in fourth and got to the finish line and Scott morrow John Svanda fell back a few spots to never started. fifth. John Fitzgerald dropped a spot to Mark Steinhardt leads the Single sixth, Todd Crump moved himself up Buggy points with 67, Bob Blaney and into seventh place, Allen Plawman was Steve Socha are tied for second place, eighth to the checkers, Jace Shubert was six points behind and Adam Guberud ninth and Michael Rau was the 120th is fourth with 57 points. place finisher. Jason Janusz was the 11th In the Sportsman 2 conflict it was finisher, Scott Miller dropped a few Dan Badoux in his Ford taking the spots to 12th, Terry Fitzgerald was way Round 5 win, the 14th of his Sports- · --=---...,,---,, Josh Hintz took a ve,y nice first and second place in the Light Buggy rounds, seen here heading for the checkers. Steve Socha had a nice first place in one round and a disaster in round 6, but he's tied for second in points in Single Buggy. Dusty Times MoTeC Engine Management end Data Acquisition Systems Robust 32-bit sequential fuel and spark control systems built to withstand extreme racing and pre-running . punishment. Turn-key systems av'?ilable for all popular off-road engine packages. D ig ital d isplay and data acquisition systems for all levels of competition. Engine and chassis dynamometer services available. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 699 S. State College Blvd, Suite F Fullerton, CA 92B31 Tel: 714-446-9473 Fax: 714-446-9247 August 2003 Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of military-specification wiring systems for all motorsport applications Utilizing the finest Raychem System 25 components, the industry standard for:- all professional racing sanctions. Engineering, assembly; and comprehensive . testing performed 100% in-house. Complete l'iarness assemblies and circuit control components are available to. suit your budget. High-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Meters Lightweight, stand-alone system works with all engines and alternate fu.els -carbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know exact;;ly what their engine is doing. No flashing lights -just the facts ... Nail it; t;;o a number! ~ .............._ Jar---~ .,,,,,Jil!III=~-,,.. C..&!11.. ii:: ..&!ll..'/1/11/l l'v"IDTORSPOF;==tT ELECTRONICS ""'e're making connect,ons ... Page 43

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Steve Federico flew to a third and a fourth place in the Pro-Lite class, In the Super Buggy Class, Gary Nierop flew to a second and an 11"' Victor Anderson drove his Ford to a decent fifth and fourth place in he's sixth in points. place finish, Gary is sixth in points. ' · the Stock class, Vic is sixth in class points. Brad Erickson was a dnf in the first round but he came back with a In Light Buggy, Craig Metz, a rookie really got it going when he Mike Seefeldt had lots of problems, he finished 1f!h and 15"' in his great second place in round 6 in Single Buggy. finished 25"', then seventh and moved into sixth in points. Single Buggy rounds, not a happy camper. Ford. Mike Oberg was fourth to finish, moved up from 11th in the prior round Kleiman started but never got to the Cup, presented by Precision Gear. In Greaves, LeDuc, Carl Renezeder and Ken Hallgren was fifth in, Bob Gersm~ to take the Round 6 win. Dan Badoux fmish. Adam Daffner and Gordon one of the closest Governor's Cup chal-Scott Douglas were all in the race on the was sixth, Ross Hoek was seventh and was second, giving him a nice weekend, Zima didn't start. lenge in recent history; Pro4 driver final lap, but Greaves was able to take Ben Wandahsega was the eighth finisher. Mike Savage lost a spot to third, Don Dan Badoux has a nice lead in the Johnny Greaves passed Curt LeDuc on the lead from LeDuc with two turns left Gordon Zima was ninth to finish, Adam Williams came way up to fourth place points, 80 in hand, Mike Savage sits in the final lap to claim his first Governor's to negotiate. LeDuc' s Skyjacker Ford Daffner was the 10th finisher, Sam and Brian Hinman dropped to fifth. second, 12 points behind, Sam Konitzer Cup Trophy. Each year, the Crandon held the lead with three laps to go, but Konitzer was 11th and Don Williams Ken Hallgren was sixth, Bob Gersmehl is third with 63 points and Mike Oberg International Qff Road Raceway fea-his right front tire was slowlygoingd~ was the 12th arid final finisher. took the seventh spot, and Mike Oberg, is fourth with 62 points under his belt. tured a 10 lap; non-points competition and that enabled Greaves to take the Round 6 saw some i:najor changes the final finisher, dropped a bun,ch to The last race of the weekenq. W¥ the between the Pro4, Pro-2 and Sports-1 lead. LeDuc finished second and Dou-in the finishing order. Sam Konitzer eighth place. Ben Wandahsega, Mark 10th Annual Potowatomi Governors man 2 trucks on the same course. glas' Rancho Ford was third. · Don Ponder flies high and wide, he took his Ford to sixth and seventh Corry Heynan took his first win of the season in round 6, his mean Steve Oman didn't have too bad a weekend, he took a second and a • place finishes in the Pro-Lite class. looking Super Buggy seen here in flight. fifth in the Light Buggy battle· at Crandon. r----------------------------------•--------------------~ I I -I I I I I Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 15 0 Heavy Duty Sizes io Choose from . Detail & Pressure.Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks 1_ Quality Products & Friendly Service_ www.ronce> : . RONCO PLASTICS, INC. •_ 714-25~·1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • I 15022 Parkwav Looo, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 · • CALL, WRITE or FAX Us to Receive a Free CatalOA I I I I I I I ~-------------------------------------------------------~ 'Page 44 August 2003 Dusty Times

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..... AUSTRALIA OFF ROAD RACING Mark Burrows Wins The Finke Race Text & Photos: Steve Hilton No besting him. Mark Burrows took the Class 1 honors at Finke and he also captured the overall win as well. This year's Finke Desert Race·;as running of the prologue, this year run setto be the best yet with 89 cars and over a 12 kilometre section of the trucks entered and some 238 bikes track with two new jumps added, all after the $8,850.00 purse for David Fellows in his Jimco single seat winning this tough race in central buggy was the fastest setting a time of Australia. As usual the weather 7:24:38, second the turbo Ford played a big part with the running of powered Jimco buggy of Brad Zacka the race, very cold mornings and running this race for the first time, warm sunny days, a slight breeze his qualifying time 7:42:13, third blowing the dust away throughout Mark Burrows in another Jimco, the entire three days. Friday night powered by a turbo Honda his time and all competition cars and bikes 7:45:47. Peter Kittle, the local car were to be scrutineered and held in dealer in a brand rtew Jimco Predator the showgrouncis for the locals to get powered by a V6 twin turbo Toyota a close up look at some of the most was fourth, making up the top ten expensive cars, trucks and bikes in were Taylor Class 1 ·unlimited, Australia, as usual this year was Coulthard the first of the 1650cc supported very well by the locals, even buggies, Nissan Class 1, Hicks another though the evening was a little too in the 1650cc class, Mowbray in a cold. Jimco VW powered buggy and Prologue Svenson in the Stealth V8 Toyota Saturday afternoon saw the powered machine. r-~"""S!-~~....,....-,.,,.......:==-~~3 The JarrodAlbins Memorial Top Ten Shootout After all competitors had completed the prologue it was time for the top ten to compete in the shoot out, this was a chance to improve on your starting position for the race to Finke the next day, four of the ten decided not to run deciding it was better to hold one of the top positions and not risk any damage, this left only six to try and improve on their times set early in the day, Laurence Svenson was the first, he set the time the others had to beat 08:01:45, Mowbray was next but could not better the time set by Svenson, Kittle in the new car had a problem and did not finish. Burrows was on a mission to grab the first spot and his time was good enough to beat the time set by Svenson, his time The Greg Campbell good looking Porsche was only fastest one way but the overall time was good enough for the Class 5 win. 07:35:03, Zacka next to leave the again with a solid drive to Finke, his start, his time 07:48:88 was not fast time of 1:57:32 saw him as the only enough to beat Burrows, local driver one to go under two hours, not even David Fellows was the last to run he the bikes could beat his time to the was the fastest with a time 07:22:30, river, second was Peter Kittle, he this put him in position one for the passed the timer at 2:02: 15, third race to Finke the next day. was the turbo Nissan Rivmasta of The Race to Finke Buddy Crowe, his time 2: 17:55. Out Sunday morning, 7:30 a.m. and on this section were some big names, the temperature at the Alice Springs Zacka fuel pump problems, Svenson start line, minus one degree, 8 p' clock steering rack and Ian Rentsch in the and the sun just over the horizon new Chenowth two seat turbo ready for the start of this first 229 Nissan buggy. kilometre section, the race to Finke. Monday morning and the CIASS 1 ,,J return to Alice Springs, Burrows Unlimited Buggies away first followed once car later Mark Burrows was the second car by Kittle who had some electrical to leave Alice Springs, his driving problem prior to the start, next to skills were to come to the fore once leave Finke was Buddy Crowe in the The Class 3 contest went to Wayne Braszell, his total time for the run The Rodeo V6 Turbo of Shaun Goss took all the honors in the Class First place in the Class 8 battle went to Bruce Muir, his VB Nissan from Alice to Finke and return was 5:30:42. 4 battle, trouble free runs down and back helped the cause. outdistanced the competition . Hayden Tatnell drove his Chenowth to the Class 9 win and Hayden Second in Class 1 was the Toyota powered Jimco of Peter Kittle, he The Prologue, run on the day before the race was won by David was also second overall at the mid-Australia race. was third overall in spite of a rollover enroute. Fellows in his Jimco, he had 18 minutes in hand . . Page 46 August 2003 Dusty Times

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Harley Cooke's Ford Ranger was the fastest Class 5 for half of the Neil Bentley took the silver medal in Class 9, his total time of 4:59: 15 Steven Jentsch drove his nice looking Chevy to second in the Class race but he finished second in class at the checkers. made it a pretty good run. 4 war at the Finke Alice Springs race. Rivmasta, Nielsen in the Autocraft and Byrnes in the Autocraft Magnum truggy. The big mover in the race to Alice was Mowbray, after a flat rear on the way to Finke he started knowing he had to make up some time and this he did setting the third fastest time for the return run to Alice Springs. Burrows was home in a time of 2:01:31 and a total for the race 3:59:03, this gave him the win and overall outright beating all and sundry including the bikes, second in class and third outright was Peter Kittle in his Predator Jimco, after a roll-over midway up the track he stopped the clock in Alice Springs at 2: 18:33 with a total elapsed time for the total distance 4:20:28, third in class and fourth outright. Buddy Crowe in the Australian built Rivmasta proving his last year's results of fourth outright was no fluke, Nielsen, Mowbray and Byrnes fourth, fifth and sixth in class. CI.ASS2 1650cc Buggies Hicks in a Southern Cross Mark 5 was first to Finke his time 2:20:36, followed by Steven Burrows in the MBR Cougar 2:21: 15, Coulthard in the Rimco buggy third 2:28:44. The return on Monday and Hie~ was not the fastest but still with an overall time of 4:45:36 was first in class followed by Coulthard second and Bamacoat third. CI.ASS3 1300cc Buggies Only three cars would make the total distance to Finke and the return to Alice Springs, first Braszell in the Southern Cross Mark 3, his time 5:30:4 2, second Moore in a Rivmasta with a time of 5:48:30 and third Harris in another Rivmasta 7:01:22. CI.ASS4 Unlimited 2WD Baja & Trucks Goss in a Bennett built Rodeo V6 turbo was the winner in the class having no trouble on both the run down and return to set a time of 4:45: 18 second and in another Bennett built Chevy truck was Jentsch, his time for the distance was 4:52:19, third home Hall ina Datsun Ute. CI.ASS5 Unlimited 2WD Cooke in the Ford Ranger set the quickest time to Finke followed by Clapin in the Holden Ute and Greg Campbell in the Brookvale Porsche 911 third, however on the return it was Campbell who set the time to beat, and at the end maintained the win over Cooke and Clapin. Cl.ASS? . Factory 4WD Only two would compete in this class, the current class holder Geoff Pickering in the Mitsubishi Pajero and Colin Hunter in a Jeep, only Pickering would make it to the finish in Alice Springs, his time for the distance 5:22:13, a good start for him in this year's championship. CI.ASS8 Unlimited 4WD Muir in a Nissan VS would be first followed by Hawke in another Nissan VS, third Freeman in his VS Toyota Land Cruiser. CI.ASS9 Unlimited Single Seat Buggies Hayden Tatnell in a converted Chenowth Stadium buggy found himself in position 12 after an off the prologue but this would not concern him for on the race to Finke he set the third overall fastest time and was quickest in class, Hayden Bentley in a Rivmasta second followed by Petty in a Southern Cross only five tenths of a second behind. On the return to Alice Springs Tatnell set the second fastest time behind Burrows to take first in class and second outright, his time 4: 16:03, a well deserved position for the Tasmanian, second in class was Neil Bentley his overall time 4:59: 15, third Douglas Petty. This year's event was convincingly won by Mark Burrows, now winning Australia's most prestigious race for the fifth time 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003, he is still the only car driver to beat the bikes in the Finke Desert Race, a record which will be hard to beat. The next round of the Australian Off Road Championship will be the Millicent South Australia, the Pines Enduro in July. The Mitsubishi Pajero of Geoff Pickering throws lots of dirt heading for the Class 7 gold medal. Dusty Times BIIBtBln . Bway A Way Elbat:h · HM · IIA 1 · CNC-Bparco • PIii' • Fuel Bat, Ron Davi, Ralll1tor1 Betrab OIi Coo1,r, Optima Batteries Mechanlx w,ar August 2003 Page 47

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CODE OFFROAD By Byrle Moore Accesorios Amado Night Race Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Shawn McCallum was not to be beaten, he took the Class 1 win with ease and took the overall win as well. One hundred seventeen entties set Beny Canela, Class 8, Joe Heger, could have used a little stronger breeze a new record. And they all came to Class 5 and Federico Regala, Class to help move the dust around. As do it in the dark. This was the third 1/2-1600, have all gone three for stated 117 entries and 73 of them race in the CODE Tecate Champi- three with their own wins in class. made it to the checkered flag. Not a onship Series and this was also the Other class leaders with first or sec-bad outing. first race in a long time that all but ond place wins and several points are, Shawn McCallum was second of one of the classes had at least three Luis Barragan, Class 10, Ivan Gomez, the line in Class 1. He reported only top finisher. Class 9, Perry A. McNeil, Class 7S, one problem; he had no radio com-Fifty-five miles of Northern Baja Miguel Mexia, Class 11, Ricardo munication with his pits so he just terrain tested the drivers. There were Cons, Class 14 and Luivan Voelker put the pedal to the metal and with a two laps for the Sportsman classes in the Safari class. Three races left in corrected time of two hours 59 min-and three for the Pros. First car off the season and points earned in each utes and five seconds, made his way the line was at 7 p.m. and 116 more race will be very important for those into the winner's circle, as the Class 1 followed every 20 seconds there af- seeking the overall title. and Overall Champ. The other Class ter. When the dust finally settled for Now, back to our latest race, it 1 entry, Josh Waddell, broke a rear Shawn McCallum, just under three was dusty and, of course, it was dark axle at about Mile 15 of the first lap hours later, he had pocketed the class by the time the first laps were com-and was a non-finisher. win and the overall title. Two races pleted. The weather cooperated by Class 10 had four entries and four and 35 championship points ~ed. being rather cool for June but we finishers. Eli Yee was challenging for Brandishing. lots of lights, Eli Yee took the Class 10 win at the CODE night race, seen here at speed. Beny Canela screams through the night in his Class 8 Ford, Beny took the class win by almost an hour. the overall before his power steering went away and he lost several min-utes during the last laps. His finish time and the winning time for Class 10 was 3:27:37 which garnered him second overall too. As usual, the Yee brothers seem to be doing very well this year, on both sides of the bor-der. Second spot in class went to Javier Robles out of Mexicali, his time 3:35:47 was also good enough for third overall. Brawley CA's Brady Turner and John Currier turned in a very respectable time of3:57:42 in this their first CODE race. Welcome Brady and John, see you in August. Luis Barragan, Mexicali, had some rough going but managed to finish with a time of 5:05:15. Beny Canela and Denis Milner down from Indio reported no prob-lems and took Class 8 handily with a time of4:08:51. I talked to Benyand Denis at the first of the year and Beny and I are going to concentrate on CODE this year. Well, three wins later these two guys are as goo as their word. Shades of 68, and Joe Nameth. Elias Canchola, Mexicali went out with a first lap time that matched Canela's 1:06, ran into problems during Lap 2 but still came away with the second spot by way of a corrected time of 4:39:54. Sam Stahl, out of Santee, CA, ran third with laps of 1:24, 1:50 and 1:55 for a time of 5: 10:47. Ramsey Elwardani, San Di-ego, was the other finisher in the 8 Class, his time was 6: 10:02. Rushing towards the dark, Joe Heger drove his good looking car to the Class 5 The Class 1600 battle was a good one, but the win went to Federico Rega/a, seen Joe Hegar, the other half of the McCallum/Hegar Racing Team, out of Imperial, CA, made it three in a row for Class 5. He gar broke his right front shock when he clipped an 8 truck, which was almost invisible in the dusty conditions. Joe was sharing the ride with Larry McCallum, Jr. and the 5 car also lost radio commu-nication with the pits, just like Shawn in Class 1, but even with problems they still pulled out the win with a win, but it was close at the finish. here in his good looking car just before dark. ~-------------In Sportsman Class 14 it was the nice looking car of Ricardo Cons The Sportsman Class 15 win went to the exceptionally good looking The Sportsman Class 18 win was taken by German Ramirez, seen taking home the coveted first place honors. Bug of Juan Guevara. _h_efi_e_r,_ea_d""""y- ~_o_r _th_e_d_a_rk_of_n_ig,,_h_t_. ___________ _ Page 48 August 2003 Dusty Times

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In the safari Class, it was Rick Sanchez taking the win, he beat 14 other cars to the gold medal at the night race. Second in the Class B battle was Elias Ganchola, his Ford seen here getting ready for nightfall. Renne Labrada gave it all he could at the night race but second place in Class 5 was the best he could do. . -down from Oceanside, Ca. Delgado's time was 6: 15:56 . Perry McNeil took the Class 7 win with ease, he had just over an hour in hand as the checkered flag flew. In Class 1/2-1600, Federico Regala and Raul Guardado, Mexi-cali, headed this largest number of entries class. Their three nearly per-fect runs of 1:13, 1: 18 and 1: 13 also brought them the fifth overall time of 3:50:14. Sixteen hit the green, but only four made the whole trip of three laps. Second through fourth places were separated by less than three minutes. The silver went to the team made up of Francisco X. Pacheco, Francisco Pacheco Jr., Fran-cisco Higuera and Luz Paola Pacheco. Their time was 4:03 :09. Bronze went to the team of Renato Villapando, Felipe Rodriguez, Rodrigo Villapando, and Ramiro Quijano. Their third place corrected time was There were ten 5-1600's entered but when the Checkers flew it was Jason Gregory ...._. taking the gold medal. time of 4:24:52. Four minutes and seven seconds back were Renne Labrada and Armando Silvestre and even though they lost part of the ex-haust system they had very consistent times of 1:37, 1:28 and 1:22 for a corrected time of 4:28:59. Another 23 seconds back with a corrected time 4:07: 13. Fourth spot went to Ado- Perry McNeil, Lemon Grove, ran of 4:29:22 was Ken Schetzer, lmpe- lfo Ayala, Victor Gonzales, Oscar laps of 1:02, 1:11 and 1:22 for a rial Beach, who finished third. Meza, and Adriana Ramirez. That 3:36:03, to capture the top spqt in Schetzer ran out of gas at one point time was 4:07:49. The Pacheco and Class 7. He reported no problems if not for that the top three would the Villapando groups are also from other than lots of dust. Jeff Gain, probably have been even tighter_. Mexicali. Ayala and friends were over San Diego, reported no trouble ei-Fourth spot went to Jorge Delgado from Tijuana. ther and posted a second place time r-------=r,-:,----,...-:;;,...,=-~,.,,..--------, of 4:36:07. Third place went to Mario Salcido, Mexicali, with a time of 5:37:40. Jason Jernigan down from Imperial was the only other finisher. His time was 5:47:39. Ten starters in Class 5-1600 and Continued on page 50 Francisco Pacheco was 13 minutes out of the class 1600 win, shown Jeff Gain had some problems during the race, he drove to a nice Mario Gutierrez had a pretty good race, he came in for the silver here as darkness was enveloping the race course. second in the Class 7 battle. _m_ed_al_i_n_th_e_C_la_s_s_5_-1_6_00_fra--<-y. ____________ _ Dusty Times August 2003 Page 49 •

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Daniel Reyes brightly painted Class 9 car was only able to take the Javier Ortiz sets off on a run through the night, he finished second in The mean looking bug of Luis Floriano ran well and finished second second finishi position in the class 9 battle. Class 9 in his clean little Bug. in Sportsman Class 14. ;======================== Seen here racing towards the darl<ness, Martin Lizarraga was second Mario Morales has half of his lights ready as he runs into darl<ness at the The bronze medal in Class 1/2-1600 was taken by Vilapondo Renato in sportsman Class 15. Code night race, Mario was second to finish in sportsman Gass 18. after a hard fought battle for the position. four finished here too. Jason Ore-ten minutes back at 4:28:29. The Gregory is from El Cajon, Guti- managed to make itto the black and in Class 18 was Abraham ,.._ gory took his second first place finish third spot went to Johnny Ledezma errez is from San Diego, Ledezma hails white. Lartundo, Tijuana, with a time of in the last two races and closed to who reported no problems even from Chula Vista and Plunkett is Nine starters in Class 15 and all 6:24: 13. within six points of the leader Mario though he crossed the finish line with from Imperial. It looks like, for the but three finished the required two Safari class was headed by Rick Gutierrez, who came in second this a shattered windshield, Ledezma was time being, this class is going to be laps. Juan Guevara, over from Sanchez, San Ysidro, 3:44:32. Sec-time out. Gregory's time for the three in at 4:35: 10. Fourth place went to won by someone from north of the Calexico, went first with a time of ond place finisher was Luvian iaps was 4: 18:08 and Gutierrez was Ron Plunkett with a time of 5:29:32. border. 3:21:17, Martin Lizarraga was sec-Voelker, Mexicali, 4:14:42 and third .--''---------------------------Another McNeil, this one Perry ond in at 3:28:04 and the third went to Alberto Varela, Tijuana. Junior, took the Class 7S trophy went to Jose Gutierrez, Tijuana Varela's time was 4:20:29. home to Lemon Grove, the younger 3:34:23. Carlos Suarez, Manuel The next race for the CODE Perry went 1: 26, l: 2 9 and 1: 34 for Cota, and Sady Suarez also made people will be the two day race in a combined time of 4:31 :18 to cap- the checkered flag. Jacume, in conjunction with FRTand ture the gold. Tijuana's Eduardo Ten starters and four finishers the Corley McMillin companies. The Diaz collected the second place spot. made up the night's racing for Class Amistad de Lazo/ORW Gran Prix is He ran laps of 1:31, 1:27 and 1:27 18. German Ramirez 4:33:40, August 15-17 and is always a great to take a second place time of Mario Morales 5:11:23 and Luis race.ChecktheDustyTimesador 4:37: 15. Third place went to Dan Rey Hernandez 6:03:26 were the with CODE or FRT for further de-Street, San Diego. His three lap time top three. All these drivers are from tails. In other words come on down. was 4:42:05. Here again there were Mexicali. The fourth place finisher Saludos! · four finishers out of a six en tty start. The fourth spot went to Jorge Fonseca, Mexicali, with a time of 7: 15:04. Class 9 started an even dozen and eight of them managed the check-ered. The top three were all from The Class 7S honors went to Perry McNeil, Jr. he took the class win with six Mexicali and the times were close. minutes in hand. First went to Jesus Velez 4:39:58, Page 50 second to Daniel Reyes 4:50: 12 and third place went to Class 9 points leader, Ivan Gomez, with a time of 4:52:36. None of these guys re-ported any major problems. It was a good thing they ran clean because the fourth and fifth finishes were 4:58:33, by Eliseo Garcia, Ensena-da, and Rodolfo Wilhelmy, Mexi-cali, in at 4:59:47. The last of the Pros was the 11 · Jesus Velez beat out 11 other Class 9 entrants at the CODE night race, seen here class. Again there were four finishers, _ra_c_in-=gc...t_o_~_a_rd._s_t_he_d_arl<_o_f_n...,,igc...h_t. _________ ....,-,...--________ -_-_-_-_-_-_-_::-~ out of the six that started. Something about night racing and fourth place finishes. Miguel Mexia went 3:55:45, Javier Ortiz in his first race ever, was just under five minutes back in at 4:04:07, and Raul Ojeda made it through the traps in 5: 15:31 for third. Fourth place in this class was Arturo Garcia, 6:16:45. Ricardo Cons, Mexicali, who ran 1:26 and 1:26 his two laps for a 4:48:44, headed the Spott;sman class. His Class 14 winning time also brought him the overall win in the . Sportsman category. Lu'is Floriano,, Tijuana, ran 3: 13:38 for second and second overall. Mario Gastelum, El Centro, was third and took Sports-man third overall, with his time of 3:13:48. Armando Roman, Ftan- ' Lifting it's left hind leg, the Class 11 Bug of Miguel Mexia went on to take the Class d Ra l win near Mexicali. cisco Rojas an Jose mirez ~ so ----------------------------August 2003 Dusty Times

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RlCK D. JOHNSON WINS VEGAS-TO-RENO RJR Ford Takes It All The Way To Reno Vegas, NV: Billed as "The Longest Off Road Race in the United States!" The 2003 Best In The Desert "Vegas to Reno" was quite an off road adventure, as · promoter Casey Folks would say. This race covered over 500 miles of some of the most beautiful country in the west. Starting in Las Vegas, Nevada, the race traveled 11orth through the historic mining towns of Tonopah, continuing through the Silver Peak Mountain Range., through Hawthorne, Silver Springs and finishing in Reno, Nevada! A record setting 13 Protrucks were ready to take on this adventure, and by race end, the Protrude, class had an amazing 99% finishing rate, four TOP 10 overall finishers, and eight out of the TOP 17 overall were PROTRUCKS! PRO is extremely proud of our teams! Not only did we have a record field, they took_ on a very tough race, · and their professionalism; driving and pitting skills speak for themselves. The sportsmanship between teams is unprecedented . . Protruck winner and fourth overall was Rick D. Johnson driving his RJR, # 1243 Ford. "The race was great, we ran hard and clean, a good pace •. it was perfect." The only problem Rick and co-driver Brian Sallee encountered "we were short-handed and didn't have enough manpower in the pits to change out the tires like we should have. Our pit crew did an outstanding job, six guys pitting for two Pro trucks, they worked hard and put us out on top, they were awesome!" Rick says, "everyone was pushing really hard in the race, we were all changing positions constantly. It was a great race." He finished in 9:22:08. Kevin McGillivray who was penalized 15 minutes, which cost him first place and moved him back to second. The bright blue SPEC racing #1256 Chevy ran hard and trouble free most of the day. They were stuck behind a sheriff's car at the beginning of the race that was heading to an unfortunate accident on the course. Afterwards, along with some other Protrucks he ran into some trouble on a hillside that was difficult to get around. Once everyone defeated the mountainside, it was back to racing! "We just kept closing gaps in between cars," Kevin said, "My pit crew was great, everything they were supposed to do, they did, and did it perfect!" Then Kevin ran , into some trouble at the Tonopah Dusty Times road crossing, tangling up with a street vehicle and that penalized him the 15 minutes. They had a driver change in Tonopah and Nils Castillo took over the wheel. "Nils drove flawlessly, once he heard we were penalized, he drove even faster," Kevin laughs. "The truck ran great and handled ·perfect; I could not be the least bit happier with the Good1ear Tires, they fit the truck so perfect and make it ha1;1dle great." He finished sixth overall in 9:32:40. Finishing third was John Becker and the Mechanix Wear Ford # 1222. He was very: happy with the truck and claims everything ran good, "nothing went wrong, I just ran too conservative off the start." He finished seventh overall in 9:35:55. The fourth place finish went to Tom Koch in the Sierra Auto Recycling Ford # 1229. He stopped early on to try and help Jeff Stiles get turned upright after he rolled over, and then stopped tw9 more times to. help other trucks get unstuck. He had two flats around Mile 450 and wants to thank Hogan's crew for the· spare tire and duct tape! Partners for this race, Tony -Licitra and Brian Stewart captured fifth place in the TL Racing Chevy #1213. Brian drove the first half and started last off the line and battled with dust for most of the day, then he got stuck behind a slow trophy truck for about 30 minutes. He turned the truck over to Tony at Pit 8 and he says "it went pretty good," Tony then turned the truck over to his 24 year old son Geno around Mile 400, who drove it to the finish. " Sixth place went to the Scaroni brothers, 17 year old David and 20 year old Matt in the SMD Ford #1227. David says "it went rather well off the start, then out alternator light Si:ar~d flashing," after replacing the alternator at Pit 5, he turned the truck over to Matt in Pit 8 and he drove it to the checkered! Al Hogan finished seventh in his Wild West Racing Ford #1226. He "could have had a better day" he said, after a quick fix about three miles from the start, he ran in dust for quite some time·. They encountered another stop & go around Mile 380 only to realize they lost their jack off the truck. Good thing he kept that handy bottle jack as a spare; he goes on to explain out of a 500 mile rocky desert course, he was stuck on the five mile stretch with no rocks to prop up the jack, after they finally found a rock and got the tire ready to change, the jack slipped out from underneath. All that put them back about 45 minutes and then they took it easy to the finish. Rob Reinertson in the RJR Ford #1234 was the next finisher. Coming out of Pit 2 he had some confusion and made a wrong turn on the corner, hit an embankment and damaged the driveline. That put him back about quite some time, and finished eighth in class. Jeffrey· Stiles in the Stiles Racing ford #1217 also had a dose of tough luck. A few miles from the start he rolled over and was stuck for quite some time. Once they got turned upright, they had an electrical short in the circuit breaker and it took about two hours to -find the problem. "Once we got going, we went fast RankiVetu# Name Manufacturer Over,11 -1 124:3 Rick D Johnson Ford 2 12515 Kevin McGlllivrav Chew 3 122:2 John Becker Ford 4 122·~ Tom Koch Ford 5 121:3 Brian Stewart Chew 6 1227 David Scaroni Ford 7 122,5. Al Hogan Ford 8 123•4 Rob Reinertson Ford 9 1217 Jeff Stiles Ford 10 122:3 Jeff Dickerson Ford 11. 12315 Rick L Johnson Tovota DNF 122:9 Dan Hunt Ford DO 128:2-Bob Shepard Chew and had a lot of fun." They stopped and helped out a lot of other cars and trucks since they knew the pack leaders were long gone. Mile 340 and all the parts to repair it were an hour away. They got moving again, caught a few other trucks and finished. Finishing 10th was the Threat Racing duo of Jeff Dickerson and Jimmy Nuckles in the# 1223 Ford. -They had an alternator problem even before the start so the truck wasn't running 100%. Near Pit 5, Jeff had a flat and Jimmy took over driving at Mile 270. The same flat Jeff changed, came off the truck at The best 4-speed in the Rick L. Johnson in his. #1236 Toyota Tundra finished last in the pack, finally being able to conquer · "the tough Nevada silt." He got stuck on a hillside, and when he was able to back down it, "we backed into a ditch" he said, "that put us back about two and a half hours." "We had great pit stops, and everything else went good after desert just got better! _ . 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. August 2003 0 Rankina 4 6 7 14 15 16 17 30 34 35 36 -4 that, .we got stuck behind some slower traffic, but it was a good time - a lot of fun." Dave and Dan Hunt, Ford #1228 DNF. They were stuck in a ravine between Pit 2 and 3 for about an hour, then they lost the freeze plug in the engine head that .ended their day at Pit 3. After driving a great race to the finish, and finishing fourth in class, Bob Shepard, Chevy #1282 has been disqualified for illegal fuel. -.. -,lib Page 51 --· ...

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...... SCCA SUSOUEHANNOCK TRAIL PRORALLY David Higgins· Mitsubishi Wins Soggy ProRally Text & Photos: Jerry Winker Through the muck and mire, David Higgins drove his Mitsubishi Evo to the overall win at the SCCA Susquehannock Rally. Susquehannock Trail. Pro-last year's car and would be run-go attrition was high during just Rally is traditionally either dry ning at STPR as a privateer. He the first three stages of the rally. and dusty or wet and slippery. posed a very realistic threat that Brendan Cunningham's Group This year it was the latter mak-could upset the manufacturers N Subaru was off the road on ing Round 3 of the SCCA Pro-for an overall win at the event. Stage 1. Seamus Burke, who did Rally Championship the third Just over 60 teams started an astounding job of leading event in a row to be troubled by this event down considerably most of Sno*Drift, was off on heavy precipitation. The rains from previous years where there SS2 with a blown clutch. John were so heavy in fact this year had been fields as large as 90 Dirslane was in a 2000 Subaru the tracfitionaf finish of cars. Ramana Lagemann was the WRX after destroying his r.egu-Stage 1 (now dubbed the Suba-first car on the road in his 2004 lar Evo 5 at Ski Sawmill Clu-m Splash) had to be cancelled Subaru WRX, a place he would bRally four weeks earlier but due to heavy rains the night be-hope to hold onto at the end of unfortunately was out on SS3. fore the event. An alternate the rally. Subaru desperately Doug Havir went off the road road was used for Stage 1. The wanted the points to keep in the that same stage breaking an A-event took on a cautious ap-hunt. Unfortunately his team-a°rm on his WRX as well. Doug proach this year. Those wishing mates Mark Lovell was one of Shepherd in his factory spon-to watch the rally would only be the first retirees from the event sored Group 5 Dodge Neon allowed in spectator areas after on SS2 with a blown clutch. SRT-4 was also off with heavy two observers had been fatally Lagemann tried to keep the pres-damage to the left rear corner injured in a high speed incident sure on his rivals at Mitsubishi ending his day. One very unfor-in Pennsylvania just four weeks by leading after the first two tunate incident happened to one earlier in the Ski Sawmill Clu-stages. At the spectator point at of the real crowd-pleasers of the bRally. The SCCA had even Asaph campground on SS2 he series. Phil Smith put his 1968 stated to spectators in the pro-, lost control of the front, hit a MOB-GT into a tree head-on at gram and local newspapers that stop sign which did a bit of dam-40 mph. Both he and his navi-if the crowds did not act accord- age to the front, but continued . . gator/wife, Dallas, were ex-ingly stages could be scrubbed. Unfortunately, on a hairpin on tracted from the car and taken Fortunately, the crowd com-Stage 3 he stalled the car for to hospital for observation and plied and the only stage of the nearly 20 seconds. Once the car released later that afternoon. ten at STPR that was scrubbed was refired he tried to keep the Phil hopes to have the car back was due to a damaged car on pace that he had been keeping together by the end of the sea-the final stage. · only to have his clutch fail as son! Mitsubishi had a command-well at the end of the stage. This Paul Choinere was fortunate ing lead in the Manufacturer's ended Subaru's chances of gain-tha·t his rally had not ended Cup coming into the third event ing manufacturer's points. early, but on SSl his car lost its in the series as Higgins had won As far as other front-runners rear drivetrain early making his at both Sno*Drift and Rim of the World. Mitsubishi's other team driver Lauchlin O'Sullivan had a fourth and third respec-tively at each event. Subaru was struggling to try to catch up af-ter having both cars of Mark . Lovell and Ramana Lagemann DNF at Sno*Drift. At Rim, Lovell took second at the rain-. shortened event while Lageman.a played catch up after putting his car off the road on Day 1 of that event. He wound up barely finishing in the top ten overall after putting in some very im-pressive driving on Day 2. Al-though Hyundai had officially withdrawn from the champion-ship last December, Paul Choinere still had possession of Page 52 Lights ablaze, Eric Bunneister and Cindy Krolikowski drove to the Group 2 win in their Mazda Protege MP3. August 2003 Tim O'Neill and Alex Gelsomino comer their Ford Focus hard on their way to a terrific second overall in Pennsylvania. car a two wheel drive wonder. He struggled to get back to the green for repairs at mid-day. He would have to put on a hard charge for a podium finish:' At the restart both Team Mit-subishi Evo S's were 1-2 with David Higgins starting in front of teammate Lauchlin O'Sulli-van. Leading Group N and run-ning third overall was England's Jonny Milner in a Subaru WRX. Fourth place was.a surprise with privateer Thomas Lawless in his new Evo 8. Fifth overall, second in Group N, was Shane Mitchell in a Subaru WRX. In sixth was the Ford Focus of Tim O'Neill trying to keep a consistent pace to finish well. Patrick Farrell was running in seventh overall r in the Subaru WRX that David Higgins ran last year with the AV Sport team. In the other classes Produc-tion GT leader was Eoin McGeough in a Subaru WRX, Group 5 had Chris Havas in the lead in his VW Golf lV, Group 2 was being led by Matt Johnson in a VW Golf II, and Mike Halley led the Production class in his VW New Beetle. At the restart Thomas Law-less' Evo never made it to the start of SS5 after having the transmission replaced during the midday break. On SS6, Lauchlin O'Sullivan's day ended after colliding with a deer and damaging the radiator. By the end of SS7, the order was· changing due to more rain after the break. Higgins still led, with Milner now in second fol-lowed by O'Neill, Mitchell, and a hard charging Paul Choinere. Mark Utecht had moved up into sixth now, and third in Group N, after hitting an iron gate head on at 80 mph. The gate swung open when Mark hit it, and fortunately damage was minimal, but early on he had lost time. Peter Farell, Peter Thomson (Gr.N Subaru WRX), Jaso_n Rivas (Gr.N Subaru WRX) an·d Celsus Donnelly {Mitsubishi Evo2) rounded out the top ten. The class leaders after SS7 stayed pretty much the same ex-cept for Group 2 where Matt Johnson had his transmission quit on SS5. A tight battle was shaping up between the Group 2 factory teams of Mazda and Dodge. Eric Burmeister (Pro-tege MP3) held a ~light lead over Chris Whitterman (Neon SXT) going into -Stage 8. Unfortu-nately, Chris tried a little too hard and rolled his Neon on SSlO. Also on that final stage of the rally Jonny Milner reported his car on fire and displayed the red cross which cancelled the fi-nal stage. The drivers headed back to Wellsboro for some much needed rest before the champagne celebration at the finish. David Higgins took the Mit-subishi Evo 8 to victory over Tim O'Neill's Ford Focus with Paul Choinere's Hyundai Tiburon taking the final podium spot. Peter Thomson took fourth and the Group N win, followed by Farrell, Utech (2nd Gr.N), Shane Mitchell (3rd Gr.N), Celsus Donnelly, Jason Rivas (4th Gr.N) and ~oin McGeough (1st Production GT). In the remaining classes Chris Havas held onto his early lead and won Group 5, Eric Burmeister won Group 2 in his Mazda MP3, and "Mad Mike" Halley was the only Production car to make it to the finish in that class. 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The extra weight of the mud couldn't deter Mike Halley, he charged to Mud flies everywhere as Peter Thomson and Rod Hendricksen drove The bug eyed Subaru WRX of Eoin McGeough comers hard right on the win of the Production class in his VW Beetle. to the Group N win in their Subaru WRX. the way to a very nice win in the Production GT Class. ~· ,., ... The very sleek looking Audi TT of Eric Macaire and Urmas Kask was forced to retire from the PGT Class with a broken head gasket. ProRally schedule will be the three days+ $500. Nothing like a flat tire to hamper your run. Ask Shane MitchelVPaul Donnelly how their Subaru WRX handled in Group N. It's not all glory. Replacing the tranny on the Thomas Lawless Mitsubishi Evo. They dnf'd after Special Stage 4. Pikes Peak Hillclimb in late June. 3. V.l.P. guest with Subaru at This event will only be open to U.S. rally+ $500. Open class as well as Group N 4. V.l.P. guest with Mitsubi-cars for points. Dodge and shi at U.S. rally+ $500. Mazda will both have their team 5. V.l.P. guest with United cars participating, but will be States Air Force Reserve rally unable to secure points for the team+ $500. Group 5 or 2 championships. 6. Ireland round trip tickets The next regular event will be for two. Oregon Trails in mid July. 7. Las Vegas package for two. For more on supporting the 8. Florida vacation package famiiies of the two observers, for two. -Martin Reidy and Peter Smith, 9. Mexico vacation package who lost their lives at Ski Saw-for two. mill ClubRally the following 10. Caribbean package for info was posted: two. TO THE RALLY COMMU-ALL PRIZES DONATED NITY The drawing will take place We have organized a large at Maine Forest Rally, August drawing to raise contributions 2, 2003, the first winner will for the Reidy-Smith fund. pick any one from the 10 above, The prizes are as follows: the second winner picked will 1. Higgins Rally School one choose one from the nine, etc., day, one on one with David + etc. Winners need not be present $1,000. to win; the organizers will con-2. Tim O'Neill rally school, tact all winners. PIKES service center Baker, California CelebNl~ing 50 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 TICKETS $100 EACH If you would like to purchase a ticket you can use either of the e-mail addresses below to re-quest the form you need in or-der to purchase tickets. When we receive this form opportunity to thank all those and your payment we will mail who inquired about how they you a ticket. could help. The response has or been amazing, but now we need to sell tickets. We look forward We would like to take this to your support. . _ . .,,. VISIT US AT OUFI \NEEISITE www.nevac:lao'f' 6EL RAY CV GREASE SWEPCO GEAR OIL #203 -#212 -#201 10% OFF CASE LOiS HEAVY DUTY CHALLENGER RIMS 930 CY'S Ai A LOW PRICE $4-4-.95EACH OR.BUY 4-Ai 39.95 EACH NEW 4-.86 002 BUS RING & PINIONS USA MADE NEVADA OFFROAD i -SHIRiS SM,MED,LRG,XLG,XXLRG 11 GALLON DUMP CANS WOOVEN BRAKE SHOES OWEL BALL JOINTS HELLA H - I - D LIGHTS PIAA HIGH -LOW LIGHTS YOKOHAMA TIRES SUPER DIGGER Ill 33 X 10.50 X 15 SCGRE/SNDRE APPROVED 1■DD CAll8S S2DD.• EA WHILE THEY LAST! CALL TOLL FREE · August 2003 1-888-755-5900 3054-S . VALLEY VIEW #130 • LAS VEGAS. NV• 89102 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM•6PM ' SAT 9AM-5PM (702)871-5221 FAX Page 53

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.1 r PA/Kr /IND (041/NGS«GRAP/l,t'S~ J,(JG(}t} -·~==ro_;_~ MAJNT£NANCJ'•51/<IIY.M:---/,J!1/RIN/;1< - ~ 760-949-1220, Lorenzo Rodriguez Transmissions -Pa.-..s - Service - Welding V.W - Porsche - Nissan - Toyota - Honda i\\e BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension w · umn .. to s stem. 850 S. Alta Vista Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 914-8147 , (o}../o) !:,OS"?-.ACe Adam Wik SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR 994, 1998, 1999,2000 From Parts To complete Engines 3675 w. Teco Ave. Unit 8, Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-2522 tf:r~~/88 Front & Rear Trailing,Arms • Spindles Suspension Specialist • Custom Race & Play Buggy Chassis A-Arm Front Ends • Beam Front Ends 9608 N. 21st Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85021 Jack Woods 602-242-0077 Fax 602-242-7283 Why haven't you tried advertising in Dusty Times? Get the word out about your business, Big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $35.00 per month. 818-882-0004 Dastv Tllles HIS World Wide Clrc■IIUIR 111-112-8114 Need Mere M11ev? WhV lsnl Your Ad Here? more Trail Notes ... PLEASE! 0 REGON TRAIL TRAGEDY -Subaru Rally Team USA stars Mark Lovell and Roger Freeman, both from England were fatally injured or_ the first special stage of the Oregon Trail SCCA ProRally event. They were the first car away on the stage, they left the course moments into the stage and struck a tree in their Subaru lmpreza WRX. The pair had been rallying together for over 20 years were competing in their third event of 2003. They had won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27. Mar.k Lovell, 43 is survived by his wife Julia and his children, Oliver and Thomas. Roger Freeman, 52 is survived by his wife Alison and his children Becky and John. The entire rally world sends.their deepest sympathies to the bereaved families. FINAL FLAG - We here at Dusty Times were saddened by the passip.g of Danyelle (Dani) Mester. Dani was killed in an automobile accident on July 9, 2003. Dani was only 25 years old. She was a founding member of CORDR and worked very hard to keep our desert areas open. She loved off road racing and was well known in the off road community. Our sincere sympathies to Dani's family. TIYOTA TRUE GRIT & MILESTONE AWARDS -The Toyota annual awards are getting own to the wire. The True Grit and Milestone awards eligible drivers are shown here, after the Baja 500. These drivers remain in the running: Trophy Truck, Tim Herbst, Gus Vildosola Jr. Class 1, Ron Brant, Dale Ebberts, Troy Herbst, Dan Meyers, Mark Weyhrich, Rick Wilson. Class ½-1600*, Eric Allen, Travis Fletcher, James Golden, Davis Hendrickson, Brian Jeffrey, Brent Parkhouse. Class 5*, Joe Heger, George Seeley, Jr. Class 5-1600, Jason Lakin, Mario Reynoso, Brent Shermak. Class 10*, Jim Anderson, Ron Brookshire, Martin Christensen, Steve Meyers, Eli Yee. SCORE Lites*, Vic Bruckman, Brian Ickler, Ken Stroud. Class 11, Fernando Flores. Stock Full, John Griffin. Protruck, Alan Pfleuger. Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to all SCORE Off Road competitors in the Pro 4 wheel classes who complete every required mile in the six race desert series. Non factory backed drivers in Classes 1/z-1600, 5, 10 and SCORE Lites who complete every required mile in the six race series and have the largest cumulative point total in each class split the $12,000 Toyota True Grit Award prize. *Class eligible for True Grit Award. Dusty Times August 2003 DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO KEEP DllliJlilDIIG REPORTING THE OFF ROAD NEWSI Page 61

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_ ..... Classified ... Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are ad-vised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: Jeepspeed Pro Class 1997 2 door, 4x4 Professionally built. King shocks. Baja TA's, Na-tional springs. Fully prepped with trailer and spare parts. $22,500.00. (909) 696-9467. Se-rious inquires only. Ready to race. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco A Arm. Single seat. Mendeola 002, UMP, Summers, Fresh Fat, 1650 cc Rabbitt Motor. New Bypass all four corners. New side panels, 930 CV's, Saco Rack, Wilwood brakes. $25,000.00 OBO. Can be seen at (760) 427-1476 ohn. FOR SALE: 1998 Mirage Class 1 Single Seat, Mid engine, Toyota Camary V6 325hp, electromotive FOR SALE: 5-1600 Score winning points car 2001 & 2002. New Ken Major mo-tor, fresh 091 Ledezma trans. Fox Shocks, 300M torsion bars, bus arms, 4 KC HIDs, Road Master 2 race radio & intercom, 2 lcom 2100 chase radios, 5 spare BFGs on Centerlines, spare trans. Lots of spare parts. Prepped and ready to RACE. Gas & Go. Contact Allan @ (619) 279-1312. email a FOR SALE: BITD Legal Class 4100, 8100, 3000, SCORE Legal Class 3, 8100, King Shocks Rear, Kuster Shocks front, New 350 Crate motor, Summers Bros. rearend, new Na-tional Springs, Auto Meter gauges, Dua l batteries, Art Carr s hifter, Mogi tra ns, Wynch, Bear d seats, Fuel S a fe 5 0 gal Fue l Cell. $19,500.00 Call Matt Pike (949) 633-0773. FOR SALE: 1985 Ford Fl50, Extended cab 3 seat, fully caged, Coilover & by-pass shock on each wheel, air bumps, 4 link, equal length I beam w/center swing steer-ing, Heim ends on pivot points, big spindles & disc brakes, 408ci small block, SCAT crank, Probe pistons, SVO-heads, Holley, 500hp, Mogi trans, Summers rear end w/new drive axles & disc brakes, recent rebuild on motor, trans, & cliff, power brakes, new custom dash w/pro comp gauges, completely rewired, AC, Am/ Fm/CD, PCI radio, new paint, all it needs is interior to finish, great Prerunner. $55,000.00 Brian (562) 619-9686. FOR SALE: Chenowth, Single Seat, FOX, Beard Seats, Lots of spares, includ-ing nice tandem trailer, sec-ond in points MOR Class 9 $6,500.00. Cory Halopoff (714) 633-0030 (work) or (714) 921-9845 (home) FOR SALE: 2002 J imco 2 seat class 10, everything is fresh. Toyota 221, King, For-tin rack, Fortin 934 hubs, Gun drilled ax les , O PS, HID Light bar, Mastercrafr. Only race 1 season, too much to list, n o expe nse sp a r ed . $67,000.00. Dave (623) 764-4657. 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 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 Beard seats, Autometer, Flame-out, PCI, NC. 35" BFG's Champion headlocks. Must see! Super custom! $200K Ref #875 call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at lMZ injection, Jerico 4 speed trans, 1..,~r.,,, Points Chaser 1992 Jimco 2-1600, Fields cliff, 934 C/Vs, Fortin gun '""'$;~:!'!j!~~~'.".l'..J 2 seater, CNC power steering, King drilled axles, Fox shocks, PCI ra-'-____ __....__....., __ ___.._.... ......, ..... ..-,.;;;~ 2" bypass, Suspensions Unlimited, dio, spare parts, 14 spare tires & 2-1600 Dunrite. ~~~~~~~ Sway-A-Way, King 3" triple bypass wheels, prepped & ready to race, Al 1 new com pone n ts-less C --...~ rear, 300M axles. McKenzies parts professionally maintained, com-than 350 race miles on parts. FOR SALE: 1991 Ranger and prep throughout. Fuel Safe FOR SALE: 4 seat Jimco, 2800 cc Type IV, Foltz Trans, Coilover, Howe Power Steering, Beard Seats, Roof Rack, HID KC HiLites, Beadlocks, Center-line, King Shocks, Disc Brakes, Aluminum Body, Awesome PreRunner. Call after 6:00 pm. (661) 298-4351. $36,500.00. FOR SALE: 2001 Jimco Class 10, Toyota ZZ-1, Motec Fuel in-jection, Fortin trans, rack & hubs, 934 C.V.'s, new Fuel Cell, King Shocks, Lots of spares. Car is fast and very competive. 58K obo. Call Sean Sessa. (602) 757-3270 or (623) 581-5932. FOR SALE: 98 Jimco look-a-like. 2 seat 1600, Fox Shox, Howe steer-ing, CNC, PCI Radio & Intercom, Diablo rack, power box motor & trans, Centerlines, Compufire ign. 930 CV's, Bus drums, 300111 tor-sions, Fodrill arms, Many wins and finishes. 6"' place Pro 1600 series. $16,000.00 OBO ready to race Call Mike 1 (760) 434-7986. petitive car, $40,000.00 Brian All the best stuff including with/2000 glass 9" rear end/ 26 gallon fuel cell. Fortin shifter, (562) 619-9686. FAT motor, Dave Folts 091 full floater hubs/4.0/4 speed Kennedy clutch, BFG tires, Beard FOR SALE: Bronco 93 De-FOR SALE: Toyota V6 Camary tranny with aluminum diff, auto/35" Bajas/Fuel Safe/3 seats, PCI radio and intercom, and pendable PreRunner, 4x4 5.0 3litermotor,Cat6"Chevyrods, Fox Shox all around, seats/Carbonfiberdash/Auto allspareparts. Superfreshprep 300hp on pump gas, C6, 4 RossPistons,totalsealrings,Web Kartek drums, MSD, meter gauges/Fox 2 per andmanynewparts. $20,000.00 King,NationalSprings,Currie Cams, electromotive lMZ injec-CNC, Howe, Foddrill wheel/radio/Elc ice chest/ obo. Optional20'enclosedtrailer Rear End 3 seater, 2 spare tion, TRDsprings, cups& retain-arms, Saco rack. See http:/ Bent beams/National Springs/ only $5,000.00 extra. Ref #878. callier, A/C 35 BFG, C.D. ers, 8 qt oil pan, 325 hp, fresh re-/ragged edge. b a j a. c Om Hella lights/ 16" travel front Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 changer. Current tags, Radio, build, $10,000.00 ~rian (562) $25,000.00 Mike (480) 861-18 rear/full cage. $20,000.00 or check us out at AutoMeter, $12,500.00 (619) 619-9686. 5719. (480) 390-5817. 671-1090. •••••••••••••••·•••••••••••••••••••~•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••~■,■rir■,■n■r-ii■M■---■n■rw■,■r-...■,■~■---■n■---■-■ • Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUGlil==== : DUSTY TIMES. ===lillDBG . Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER . Enclosed is $ _____________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) Name ___ _ _________________________ _ Address _ __________________ _ _ Phone ___________________________ _ City ___ _ State __________ Zip __________________ _ Please run ad times Mail to: DUSTYTIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 Oassified Ad Deadlines 2003 ISSUE DEADLINE September Aug 15, 03 October Sep 12, 03 November Oct IO, 03 December Nov 7, 03 January Dec 5, 03 February Jan 9, 04 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Page 62 August 2003 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: 5-1600 Race car, Fresh motor, Rimco case with supports. Bilsteins, 2 7 /8 large shaft w/bypass on rear, 3/8 shaft Bilsteins on front, 300 Torsions, rear adj+ 1" rear arms, Wright rack, Combo spindles, Centerline, 930 CV's Beard, Fuel Safe, $8,900.00. Must sell, cell# (909) 841-8159 HM# (909) 845-9241. FOR SALE: Ford Class 7S, 2nd place SCORE Baja 2000, Chromolly, full floater rear end, Speedway front spindles, C4 Mogi trans, Esslinger 2.50hp 4 cil, elec-tromotive ign, flameout, new tires with B-locks, 2 front King bypass, 2 rear 311 Sway-A-Way, National Spring. Ready to Race $22,500.00 (619) 671-1090. Far Our Ranger 7S! 15" front travel, 2wd, King bypass, I-beams, Cone hubs, Wilwood brakes. 18" rear travel, National Springs, Cone 911 rear end, King bypass, 4 speed trans, BFG's with headlock, MoMo, Aurometer, Pei radio and i11tt>rcon1. Essli ngcr motor, Elcc ro nw t ive, Mastcrcraft scars. Very Clea111 Awesome workmanship Fantastic prep! $39K Ref # 879 Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us our at Short Course '95 Chenowth Mag 5 link. Howe Steering, CNC pedal assembly, disc brakes, Fox Shocks fresh re-build, Fodrill arms and spindles, fresh White gear box, 930 Lightend CV's. FAT Toyota engine with only one race on it. BFG's, Beard, Crow, Momo, Auto-m e ter. Very Fresh! Very Fast! $14,000.00 Ref #884 . Call B aja Broke r s (760) 723-2117 o r check us o u t at FOR SALE: 86' Ford ¼ Ton Van. Built 302 and Tranny, electric fans, 4 core rad., Doug Thorley headers, Custom lift, 35" BFG MUD, S way-A-W a y shocks, PyroTech , Linex Interior, 4 captain chairs, T il t column, 800 watt inverter, new Pio-neer system, Gauges, Moro w h ee l c hocks, $6,000.00 OBO (562) 572-4653. FOR SALE: 88 Range r 7S, 2.9 V6, 190 HP, Silver Face Autometer, 3" King Front, 2.5 Bypass Rear, National leafs, 3 link rear suspension, Jaz fuel cell, Parker Pumper, Crow harness, 200 mi total on truck, everything is brand n ew. C & D Fabworks built in 2001. 2 spa res. Many extra parts. $15,000.o'o o ho (760) 559-1769, (760) 948-7001. FOR SA LE: C lass 8 C hevy. Read y to race. 14 " front, 25" rear ¼ elliptic. Bear d seats, Parker P umper , PCI radio , 4 R a n ch o reservoirs per wheel. Easy to update to Bypass and Coilover. To n s of spares including body panels, 16 t ires and wheels, $13,500.00 ALSO reliable, fresh 475 H P e n -gine, $ 4,000.0 0 Nick Va nderwey (602) 763-3883, z ::: 'JS _,,. - i z , fRi 1Nec 1 ~ -• Slows forward motion in tile euent of a crash • Hllows head mouement • no 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 1.800.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Dusty Times __ .,;;.. ........... ""Ill....,;;;.-..... .;;;;... __ August 2003 • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Satety loam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers Fuel Sates "Pro Cell" is our top-of.the-line racing cell Iha/ comes ready to install and it's backed by a full 10 year warranty. • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience FOR SALE: Professionally Built, ready to race, caged front to rear, H eimed front end with King Shocks. Built Z engines with Mukini side draft carb, Optima battery and race runne r s in rear w it h f loating leaf springs. Built Toyota rear end with lock and 4 .88 gears. $6,000.00 OBO (9 49) 481-3 7 3 4 . M16C. • REMEMBER WHEN? 1997. Desert racing was for fun, entry fees were under $200 .00, Courses were n ew-not over raced? 199 7 BAJA RACING IN 2003, New ter-rain, affordable, competitive and fun! SCORE Rules and classes, 6 to 10 races each year -CABO SAN LUCAS, La Paz, Loreto, Constitucion, more. Fly to Cabo, have fun, Fly out! I will store your car, race prep it, provide pre-run, pit sup-port and a cold cerveza or 2, MORE! Interested? Let's talk. Call Bill 011-52-624-1458065, e mail Sell Your Car, Pre-Runner, Partsor Bits & Pieces RightHere ... Dusty Times Has The OHRoad Readership You re Looking For. Only$25 for up to 45 words plus $5 with photo. SeeFonn on Page 62. 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 INDb.X TO ADVb.1<. Tl6b.R.6 Baja Bros. ............................................. 50 Best In The Desert ............................... 11 C&R Racing .......................................... 40 Camburg Engineering ........................... 47 Coast Resorts ........................................ 9 Fabtech ......................................... 19, 37 FRT Motorsports .................................. 23 Fuel Safe .............................................. 63 ISCO ..................................................... 28 Kartek ................................................... 42 Kawaguchi Honda ................................ 35 KC Hilites .............................................. 4 King Shock Tech .................................. 41 Kreger ................................................... 31 Light Force Engineering ....................... 15 McKenzie Performance Products ......... 34 Mega Productions .................................. 2 Motion Tire Motorsports ..................... 33 Nevada Off Road Buggy ........................ 53 OMF ..................................................... 47 Pacific Customs ................................... 39 Parker Pumper ..................................... 63 Parker Pumper/Competition Air ........... 17 • Parker Pumper/Eibach Springs ............ 10 PCI Race Radios...................................... 5 Pike's Service Center........................... 53 Pure Attitude ....................................... 36 Race Prep Services ............................... 19 Race Ready Products ............................ 49 Racer X Motorsports ............................ 12 Rancho Performance ............................ 51 Redline Engineering ............................. 25 Ronco Plastics ..................................... 44 Sakata .................................................. 43 Skyjacker Suspensions ........................ 29 SNORE .................................................. 27 Sway-A-Way......................................... 21 • TCR ...................................................... 52 Team Gordon Race Wheels .................. 22 Toyota Motorsports ................. 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