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2004 Volume 21 Number 8 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume •t • Numll•• ■ • auguat •DN ...•. , ... ,, .. serving The 0## Road community Por 21 Years covering the world of competition in the dirt •..

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HUGE KC Contingency Awards available for the 2004 racing season in the following sanctioning organizations' events: New KC RALLY 800 8 inch diameter HID and Halogen lights are now available in competition long range and rally driving styles. Best In The Desert, CORR, SCORE, SNORE & VORRA KC rock crawling contingency programs available. Celebrating our 34th year supporting OFF-ROAD RACING gency award for events. See for more info. Checkout for KC HID systems for ATVs 0111 MEMBER

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Volume 21 -Number s August 2004 DUllil . lilffllG {ii--alifomia 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 T rackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham • ally ~cries "-~~ . -· Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTI 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. DUSTI TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTI TIMES: (ISSN 8 7 50-I 7 3 2) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatswonh, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No pan of this publication may be reproduced without written permission &om the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatswonh, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTI 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 DUSTI TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatswonh, CA91311. snapshot of the Month ... If you're in the construction industry and have access to all the trick equipment, you too can make an oil change very easy to accomplish. We believe the guy is merely wiping the sweat from his brow, not wondering what he's to do next. DUSTY TIMES will feature picn1res of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTI TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, selt: addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno by ]wly Smith ......................................... 8 51st Acropolis Rally by Martin Holmes .......................... ,, .. ,,.,, .. ,, ................ 16 VORRA At Yerington by Cindy Monroe .......... ,, ... ,, ........ ,, ............. ,,.,, ..... 20 Pre-Running In Old Nevada by Troy Robinson ......................................... 24 Racing at Kamloops, BC by Grant Baylis ................................................... 26 Mojave Desert Racing 400 by Sheryl Cannon ............................................ 30 CORR At Antigo by]. Preston Bradshaw .................................................. 34 CODE Night Race by Byrle Moore ........................................................... 37 CORR At Crandon by]. Preston Bradshaw .............................................. 40 La Paz Super Autocross by Byrle Moore .................................................. 43 Herbst/Mike Smith by Daryl Drake ......................................................... 46 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................ 6 ORBANews ........................................................................................... 50 Good Sruff Directory .............................................................................. 51 Classified Ads .......................................................................................... 5 8 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 5 9 On The Cover Damen Jefferies had a trouble free run to Reno in his new Porter, he took the Class 1500 win as well as the overall, his first win with the new car. Photo by P.J. Springman - Trackside Photo Scott Steinberger and Jesse Jones finished their race on a rear flat and they were elated by their first win in the Trick Truck Class. Photo by Jared Milgrim - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at c5uhscr.ihe :Joday lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (no credit cards please) □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name __________________ _ Address ________________ _ City __________________ _ State ____________ Zip _____ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D 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 2004 Page 3

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,, 2004 Happenings ... Rallysprint Calendar October 9, 2004 Perforce Software Rallysprint John Dillon CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) 10K FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club gTOunds in Cleves. Ohio) AMERICAN CUSTOM WHEELS ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/FAX: 714-633-1724 August 14, 2004 Wildwash 250 Barstow,CA September 25, 2004 California 200 Luceme,CA December 4, 2004 Las Vegas 200 State Line, NV AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, I.Ne. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED TRw.s SOlTilfERN CAUFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BILL MARKUM · PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE· (714) 562-7742 EMAIL: <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM LAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CliAMPIONSlilP 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 1 T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Race.s Are Night Races AU Race.s At &rona Racewa1, Lake.side, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE RACING & SPECIAL EVENT MARKFr!NG 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-64 7 4 BEST IN THE DESERT\ RACING ASSOCIATION 3475 BoULDERHIGHWAY LAsVEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775 E-MAIL: October 15-17, 2004 Las Vegas 200 December 3-5, 2004 Henderson's Terrible 300 Henderson, NV All Classes B.O.R.E. BoNNEVILLE OFFRoAD RACING E.NnJu>RISES 341 W2575N SUNSET, UT84015 801-773-1651 September 3-5, 2004 Ely200 El,NV BP MoTORSPORTs P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-57 8-6258/760-57 8-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Ciry, CA August 28-29, 2004 Cal-City Off Road #4 October 23-24, 2004 Cal-City Off Road # 5 December 18-19, 2004 Cal-City Off Road #6 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY Dusty Times R.R.3 BRIGHlON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lHO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVIUSTAjUARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA Oll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Rally Calendar August 21, 2004 Gorman Ridge ClubRally Ray/Donna Hocker E-Mail: October 2-3, 2004 Prescott Forest Rally Michael Taylor E-Mail: December 10-12, 2004 Ramada Express Rally <> E-Mail: November 20, 2004 Baldy Run Rallysprint Pete Morris E-Mail: December 12, 2004 Ramada Express Superstage Ray/Donna Hocker <> Rally Schools TBA Thunderhill Rally School Greg Montgomery E-Mail: September 18, 2004 Ridgecrest Rally School Mike/Paula Gibeault E-Mail: CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-496 7 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.).RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON Ht-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROA.D WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Counry Fair Grounds. Codiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CuJB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 CODE 0FFROAD CODE Offroad USA P.O.Box 2328 Calexico, CA 92231-2328 USA Phone 760-455-8069 Mexico Phone/Fax (Ol l-52)686-553-4087 < mx> July 31, 2004 ORW Lazo de Amistad Gran Prix Happenings continued on page 6 INTRODUCING_ 110 Watts of Power 1160 Channel Alphanumeric I Water Resistant I Mil Spec I Baja 1000 Proven 0 0 "-1 was in Ensenada, and my crew in San Qulnttn could hear me ISO miles awayl I need these in ALL of my hucksl" -~IL~~ ~#=11..Lfil=l:ii~ PROTRUCK WINNER, 2002 TECATE/SC0RE BAJA 1000 ""-The best communication we've din over IS years of off road racingt• ~~~.......-1:1~ ....... • V , E" ,=-,c:,,w~ Remele Head opHon avallable. Call for details. 800.869.5636 562.427.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2888 Gundry Ave.. • Signal Hill, CA 90755 August 2004 Pages

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Trail Notes ... CRANDON GOVERNORS CUP • Carl Renezeder was the BIG winner at Crandon, he took the Governor's Cup trophy and the $18,000 in cash and prizes that go with it. The race started in a light rain and ended in bright sunshine. There were 18 trucks entered, 11 of which were two wheel drive vehicles. Renezeder took his win in a Chevy 4x4. Curt LeDuc was second in his Ford 4wd and Scott Douglas was third, also driving a Ford 4x4. Evan Evans was the first of the 2wd contingent, he was fourth overall in his Chevy · followed by Scott Taylor, also a 2wd entrant in his Ford. Kevin Probst was sixth, Dan Badoux was seventh, Steve McCrossen was eighth, Steve Barlow was ninth and Gordon Zima finished 10th. PIKES PEAK HILLCLIMB • In an unprecedented move, race director Phil Layton announced that two drivers, Robby Unser and Paul Dallenbach would share the title of Co-Overall Champions of the 2004 Falken Tire Pikes Peak International Hill climb. Normally, one driver earns the title of Overall Champion by having the fastest time of all racers in all divisions up the hill. However, weather and technical issues made the job of determining an overall winner difficult for race officials. Unser's Pikes Peak Open Division was one of only three car classes that ran the full course to the summit. An afternoon storm dropped lots of snow and hail on the upper reaches of the course made it unsafe to run the full course. The remaining classes could only run the normal qualification course from the start line to Glen Cove, about half the course length. Layton had no choice as to declaring duplicate winners as there were also problems with the timing of the event so he declared this was the only way to go. KENTUCKY LAKE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON THE BLOCK· A 135 acre racing complex that has become popular with open wheel, sprint and late model race fans since its opening in 1997 was sold at auction on July 22, 2004. The 3/8 mile oval dirt track allows cars to run six wide, with 30 degree banks on turns and 15 degree banking on the straights. We know it's not desert but it is off road. DUST To GLORY FILM -IFC Films has acquired North American distribution rights for Dana Brown's movie of desert racings Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Sal Fish said, "I have seen raw footage, historical footage as well as a preliminary version of Dust To Glory, and I left the viewing speechless, it was so magnificent." The film makers utilized more than 50 cameras, four helicopters, a four passenger open wheel desert race car camera vehicle and a crew of over 80 people to film the longest continuous point to point race which takes place each November in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. FINAL FLAG • We were dis tressed to hear of the passing of Dave Clark, long time off reader and long time friend. Dave succumbed to cancer after a yearlong battle. We first met Dave when we joined California Off Road Enthusiasts (CORE) a hundred years ago. Dave was one of those guys who always had time to help you with a task, either at the track or at your home. Carol, his wife, was his partner for many years and they were the perfect couple, playing off each other through good times and bad. They supplied the off readers with Yokohama tires for many years, their semi was a fixture at the races. Jean and I spent many Christmas days at their home in Apple Valley, always in my memory of a wonderful holiday spent with dear friends. Dave will be missed by many, he was a good soul, a dear friend and it was a loss to the off road society when he turned his interests elsewhere. He now rests easy with his friends who have gone on before him. Va'Ja con dios Dave. C RANGE IN BAJA 500 RESULTS· In last month's story about the Baja 500, we reported that Austin Farner had won the Sportsman Truck class, and had finished with a very good time. There was more to the story, but that was the basic fact. Unfortunately, we learned too late to change it, that Mr. Farner had such a good time because he'd somehow failed to drive the full distance around the course. SCORE, which had originally listed him as a winner, later DQ'd him. But they did not notify us of the change in results. We do our utmost to ensure that the information in our race stories is correct. This generally includes talking to the race driver, or, if that's not possible, some member of his crew. That doesn't always guarantee that our stories are correct, unfortunately. We apologize for printing the false information. We'll do our best to see that it doesn't happen again. Ed. BIG DOLLARS • Who said you can't make money racing a car? Michael Schumacher tools that Ferrari around in formula 1 for the factory, just keeps on winning races, no matter the problems and he is amply rewarded for his talents. It is reported that Michael earns $80,000,000 a year in wages and endorsements. He is outpaced by Tiger Woods, of golf fame, who takes in $80,300,000 in winnings and endorsements per year. Just a quick shot at the calculator tells me that Michael is earning $1,538,463 EACH WEEK! That's a hell of a lot more than you get for winning Class 1600 at a desert race. Just thought 'JOu'd like to know. AUTOCROSS IN LA PAZ· They had a short course race in La Paz earlier this year and everybody had such a good time, they decided to have another one in August. The short course races take place on two evenings in the baseball field and there is a lot of good racing and great viewing for the spectators. There is racing on Saturday, August 28 from 5pm to 8:30pm. Sunday racing, August 29 is from 10am to 8:30 pm. If you would like to race your car, truck, motorcycle or quad in this event, we suggest you contact Francisco Monroy or Francisco Diaz, they are the directors of the event. To call them from the U .S. of A merely dial 01152 (6121) 25-11-33. From Mexico, call 01 (6121) 25-11-33. See the article on the earlier race in this edition of Dust'J Times. Page 6 Tecate, BC, MX October 16. 2004 Mangiamos 300 Laguna Salada, Mexicali, BC, MX December 11, 2004 Rafce Ready Products 275 Ensenads, Mexicali, San Felipe, BC, MX CowRADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.0Box8286 Col.ORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O . Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-5Ui5-06-4458 CORR 2004 LUCAS OIL SERIF.S 192 N. STATE ROAD, SUITE 267 AYON, lN 46123 317-272-2827/317-272-2900 FAX August 14-15, 2004 Bark River, Ml Pro & Sportsman September 4-5, 2004 Crandon, WI Pro & Sportsman September 18-19, 2004 New Berlin, NY Pro Series CORVA 1500 WEST EL°UMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 FAX (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (AU events at Hannigan race track, BeUingham, WA or Thurston Counc, ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. O CEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE CuJB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 F.AsillN Ow-ROAD RAaNG .AsciN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIPLINEROAD WEUSV!LLE, OHIO 4 3968 (330) 532-4589 ENs!NADABAJA OfF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX Oll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 Oll-5Ui46-l 715230MRON Races for bugg;,s & Motor9cles Esn:ao BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CoURSE JlA.CJNG VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Ol l-5Ui46-l 76-6230 FORDA FwRIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S A&sN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Davidson Racewa:, FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. ELMONTE,CA91733 626-442-9320/959-579-0151FAX 2004 Racing Schedule Date-TBD Off Road Warehouse Jacume, Baja, CA Buggies - Trucks October 9, 2004 C/M Nice Team Race Plaster City, East, CA ATVs - Bikes October 23, 2004 Superstition 250 XXI Plaster City, East ATVs - Bikes - Buggies - Trucks August 2004 November 6, 2004 D-38 Reunion Plaster City, West, CA ATVs - Bikes November 7, 2004 Notorious Dawg ATVs - Bikes December 5, 2004 Rudolphs Revenge Superstitions, CA ATVs - Bikes GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANEs OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (AU races are short course, stadium si,le Classes· Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 22000 W. Quincy Unit B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781--0974 Fax August 15, 2004 September 12 2004 October 10, 2004 November 7, 2004 December, 2004 (Open) INTERNATIONAL 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 ]EEPSPEED JlA.CING FOR STREET LEGAL JEEP CHEROKEES 1826 N. WINDES DRIVE ORANGE, CA 92869 (714) 538-7434 <> E-MAIL: KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTERS WmsPERING PINES SPORTS & RECREATION CENTER P.O. Box 465. KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFPROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 }IM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAluuTA OfF RoAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuGGY BUIIDERS DUNE BUGGY TRADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 4883 7 (517) 627-6200 Motor9cles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots onlz MAORA MllrAMERICA OFF ROAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 235-6528 E-MA11.: <> Short Course Series** Endurance Series*** August 1, 2004** Charleston Speedway Charleston, IL August 7, 2004*** Lincoln Trail Mtrsprts Park Casey, IL August 21, 2004** Stone City Ranch Bedford, IN September 4, 2004** Soggy Bottom Raceway Greenup, IL September 19, 2004** Charleston Speedway Charleston, IL October 2, 2004** Lincoln Trail Mtrsprts Park Casey, IL October 3, 2004*** Lincoln Mtrsprts Park Casey, IL MoJA VE DESERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE Sourn ELMoNTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/626-579-6051 FAX E-MA11.: August 14, 2004 Mojave200 Barstow,CA September 25, 2004 California 200 Night Race Lucerne CA November 20, 2004 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA M.O.R.E. HIGH DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92311-1231 7©253-4453 September 18, 2004 Kar Tek Challenge Lucerne, CA December 4, 2004 Holiday 200 Barstow,CA MSBA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AssOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoTOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909)860-1857 <www> AU events at Perris Raceway (At Reed VaUey with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l • Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL32177 (904)325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK AssN. BUTCH CHAPIN MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAsT 3RDSTREET HAsnNos,MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA GARYWULFF(724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring VaUey Ra.away, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Th.under VaUey located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING ASSN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 OFF ROAD EXPO 2004 (626) 599-8622 OFF RoAD RACING AssocIAnoN VOI.UNl'EERED 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. DoNPONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count] 900 Acres) OFF-ROAD SAND & SPEED EXPO Dusty Times

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Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHIIADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216)339-4674 AU race.s hdd at Hani.son Counry Fairgrounds. Cadi~, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC REIA TIONS (519}681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/FAX: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORAOO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT CoREYGolN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM August 6-7, 2004 SNORE/MORE· Primm, NV December 10-11, 2004 SNORE -Cal City, CA PRoTRuCK RACING SERIES 9409 ABRAHAM WAY SANTEE, CA 92071-2856 (619) 449-6252/FAX: (619) 449-6470 September 12-14, 2004 Las Vegas, NV Prirnm300 Primm,NV November 18-21, 2004 Baja 1000 Baja, Mexico December 3-5, 2004 Las Vegas 200 Las Vegas, NV PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box SO RICKETTI,, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF .AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERlDN, Uf 84065 (801) 446-533 7 /FAX: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT CoURSE WINTERNATIONAI.S A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Dn:Go OFF RoAD ExPOsmoN (888)8367918 SCCA PRoRAu.v P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <www> July 30-31, 2004 Maine Forest Rumford, Maine July JO-August 1, 2004 Manx International Rally Castletown, Isle Of Mann August 27-28, 2004 Ojibwe Forests Bemidji, MN September 3-4, 2004 Ulster Rally Belfast, Northern Ireland September 10-11, 2004 Rally Defi Ste-Agathe/Duhamel Sainte-Agathe, Quebec September 16-19, 2004 Rally Great Britain Wales, England September 24-26, 2004 Colorado Cog Steamboat Springs, CO October 2-3, 2004 Traclcrod Rally Yorkshire, England October 16-17,2004 Lake Superior Houghton, MI October 20-24, 2004 Rally International de Charlevoix Dusty Times La Malbaie, Quebec October 30-November 1, 2004 Tempest South Of England Rally Aldershot, England November 6-7, 2004 Heart Of Dixie Pro Rally Preview and Awards Southeastern USA November 19-20, 2004 Rally Of The Tall Pines Bancroft, Ontario Canada SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. 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Mail your race or rally schedule to:Dusty Times,20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 August 2004 Trail Notes .. ~ 0 FF ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME · The induction ceremony went well at the museum in Reno on June 26. The founder of Dusty Times, Jean Calvin, was inducted into the Hall as was Walker Evans. We here at Dusty Times are so proud and happy that Jean was honored in this manner. We just received a note from Rod Hall which states: " I want to thank everyone who attended the first Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this past month. Congratulations to the new inductees, you are all certainly deserving of the honors. I would like to thank the companies that helped make all this happen, specifically, Hummer, Toyota, Currie Enterprises, Mile Marker Winch, Fabtech and Light Force. A specific thanks goes out to Bob Bower and George Thompson, whose hard work resulted in an elegant, but comfortable and enjoyable evening for all. Nominations for this years inductees are now open. Nomination forms and filing instructions can be found at <>. Next years awards ceremony will be held on June 25th, 2005 at the Hall Of Fame in Reno. If you know of a deserving person, get started on your nomination paperwork now." SCORE 2005 SCHEDULE • SCORE, now in their 31st year as a sanctioning body have announced their racing schedule for 2005. January 13-16, 2005, 11th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, Laughlin, Nevada. February 25-26, 2005, 19th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. June 3-5, 2005, 37th Tecate SCORE Baja 500, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. September 9-11, 2005, 10th SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300, Primm, Nevada. November 17-20, 2005, 38th Tecace SCORE Baja 1000, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Dust) Times and most of the racers would like to thank SCORE for this time!) announcement of their 2005 race schedule. It sure makes things a lot easier to plan when )OU know the dates well in advance. NEW MULTIPLE USE RECREATION AREAS • The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is applauding an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that may give off highway motorcyclists and all terrain vehicle riders a new opportunity to protect multiple-use recreation on almost 60 million acres of national forest. The proposal covers 60 million acres of so-called "Roadless Areas" in national forests and grasslands. These acres contain thousands of miles of dirt roads and trails used by motorcyclists, ATV users, horse rider, hikers and others. Under the new plan, state governors would work with federal officials to make rules regulating the roadless areas in their states. They would have 18 months to submit their proposals to the Forest Service. The Forest Service would then go through a rule making process, including public comment, before announcing final rules for roadless areas in particular states. There are 39 states with roadless areas on national forest land, but just 12 states contain 56.6 million acres, or 97%. Those states are, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The new proposed rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register within a week of the Department of Agriculture's announcement. It is available at <> and public comments will be taken for 60 days once the proposed rule is published. FINAL FLAG • We were devastated to hear of the passing of Sarah Klenske. Sarah, the infant daughter of Josh and Mary Klenske was only on this earth for 8 hours but she will be loved and missed forever. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Josh and Mary. Only you can know the pain but we can send you all our love and support. CORR AT TOPEKA, KANSAS· The weather was clear and the track was fast and CORR was able to run the last of the rained out races from Dresser, WI so all is finally back on track. Quickie results from Topeka are: Pro-4 • Johnny Greaves took a pair of wins and Jason Baldwin won a round. Pro-2 • Steve Barlow took a win and Evan Evans took a pair of gold medals. In Pro-Lite it was Kyle LeDuc taking two wins and Rick Huseman taking one win. In Sportsman 2, it was Dan Badoux cleaning the slate, he won all three rounds at Topeka. In the Stock races, Mark Kleiman took two wins ans Keith Steele took a win. In Super Buggy 'ol friend Aaron Hawley took a brace of gold medals and Steve Krieman also took a win. In Single Buggy it was Steve Socha taking the first round, Brad Erickson took the second round and Mark Steinhardt took the third round win. Light Buggy results are: Jeff Schulze took round 1, Ben O'Connell took the 2nd round and Craig Metz took the third round. So, after 8 rounds of racing the point standings in the 8 classes are (Top 3): Pro• 4 · John Greaves 124, Jason Baldwin 120, Carl Renezeder 112. Pro-2 • Scott Taylor 135, Evan Evans 103, Carl Renezeder 101. Pro-Lite -Kyle LeDuc 121, Rick Huseman 104, Chad Hord 96. Sportsman 2 -Dan Badoux 14 7, Mike Oberg 105, Ross Hoek 91. Stock• Mark Kleiman 123, Keith Steele 117, Rhonda Konitzer 113. Super Buggy. Corry Heynan 112, Ryan Mulder 93, Steve Krieman 91. Single Buggy• Mark Steinhardt 123, Michael Seefeldt 115, Steve Socha 86. Light Buggy -Ben O'Connell 109, Greg Stingle 108, Craig Metz 98. DARPA 2005 • DARPA will be accepting applications for the Grand Challenge 2005 beginning on August 14, 2004. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will be looking for team applications commencing in August through February 11, 2005. The actual test of machines will occur on October 8, 2005. These autonomous vehicles will once again attempt to traverse a challenging course of varying terrain. The first attempt saw some very interesting vehicles and some wonderful electronic improvisation but the vehicles didn't do well in the off road terrain. Perhaps these teams should enlist some off road types to assist them in some of the simpler objectives, like not getting hung up on a small rock or rut. The team that completes the Grand Challenge 2005 route in the shortest time will receive a cash prize of $2 million. Dusty Times covered the test and will continue to do so in the future. This time we hope all the contestants have a much better run at the course with more ably prepared vehicles. Page 7

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BITD TSCO VEGAS TO RENO Jefferies Back In Farm By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Shawn Croll and Darren Ebberts made a good team as they piloted their Honda Chenowth to the Class 1000 victory at the BITD Vegas to Reno race in June. Dayton, NV: Darnen Jefferies has ap-parently worked the bugs out of his new Class 1500 Porter, and as proof of that, he soloed to the overall victory at the late June BITD Vegas to Reno race. Thecoursewentthroughsomefamil-iar places, started at Johnnie, then through Beatty, Scotty's Junction, Cot• ton Tail, Goldfield, Silver Peak, Coaldale, Mina, uming, Rawhide, Top Gun and Weeks. It was a tour of 19th century min-ing communities for the most part. There were a few water crossings to add variety, and the very last section had a treacher• ous rock-garden-like area, which was par-ticularly difficult for the early finishers who were driving into the setting sun. It was a total of 489 miles, and although much of it was like last year's course, it was actually 10 miles shorter. That was because it made a straight shot northward from Johnnie, instead of winding around the hills as it did when it started over on Highway 93 near Alamo. The motorcycles and quads were flagged off early in the morning, but the first Trick Truck didn't take to the trail The race, which actually started just north of Pahrump, Nevada, at the wide spot in the road called Johnnie, finished in Dayton, which is south of Reno about an hour. The course was typical Nevada stuff, with the early part, which had also been used in the Terrible's Town 250 in April, silty from the get go. Dust was the main complaint from nearly every fin-isher. But as they drove northward the trail headed up into higher elevations and they started to admire the scenery. There were some really long, fast roads, and while the limited cars regretted their lack of horsepower, those who had it, could use it and enjoy it. On the whole the finishing racers said they'd "had fun." .....,,,.:..--------------------, until 9:30, giving the quads and bikes a good head start. The weather was warm, hot even, and there wasn't quite enough breeze to move the dust out of the way. The unlimited open wheel cars (Class 1500), were not the first to leave the start line, but they proved to be more durable than the Trick Trucks, which were first to leave. Eighty-five miles into the race, at Check Point A, which was north of Beatty, they hadn't thinned out much. There were four cars on the same minute, including Jefferies and his Porter, Corky McMillin in his Chenowth, Brian Ickier in Steve Sourapas's Chevy Jimco, and Jeff Darland and John Herder in their Jimco. Another five cars went through on the next minute and only two teams reported that they were out. Randy Wilson's Chevy Jimco had pitched a belt at Mile 24 and cooked the motor, and Bud and Buddy Feldkamp parked their Penhall with unknown ter-Jeff and Clay Can; brothers from las Vegas, shared the driving in their Mirage, and took the win in the 1600 class in their Mirage. minal problems. When they arrived at Checkpoint C, about 263 miles along the way, Darland and Herder had the lead. They were just two minutes ahead ofJefferies at that point. Mark Weyhrich, in his LS l V8 powered Jimco, ran third, another four minutes back, and the next three cars were on the same minute. They included Steve and Nathan Melton in their LS6 Fuel-injected Corvette powered Jimco, Chuck Hovey in his Jimco, and Kory Scheeler and Larry Job in a V8 Chevy powered Porter.Job and Scheeler had already had a flat tire, the Meltons had stopped mid-way for new rear tires, though they'd had no problems, and Hovey was dealing with a lot of dust. Two more cars had fallen out: Steve and Ray Croll in their Jimco, and Doug Fortin, in Robbie Groffs Jimco, was out after a high speed Check E, at Mile 460, was just beyond the final road crossing, and at that point there were only 29 miles left to go, though the very rocky section that ate tires was in that final stretch. At Check E Jefferies had the lead. His oil pressure was reading 20# and had been for about 90 miles, but he crossed his fingers and kept moving on. The Weyhrichs, with Gary driving the final section, had lost their OPS at about Mile 335, but at least he had a co-driver to help find the course. Gary had a sticky throttle problem for some dis-tance, and when it stuck had used his left foot to unstick it. He said, "It was kinda fun for a while", but they stopped at a pit for a spritz ofWD40 and put an end to that kind of fun. The Meltons and Hovey were on the same minute, only four min-utes further back. Hovey had noticed a loss of power as he reached the higher altitudes, and he had a problem with his clutch disengaging. That is-it didn't dis-engage completely. He was enjoying some fancy footwork to keep the car running. Steve Melton, who is Nathan's uncle, was in the car and enjoying his first time at the Vegas to Reno event. Brian Ewalt had taken over for Corky McMillin and they were fifth, while Larry Job had taken over for Scheeler. He'd had a flat, and because the car overheated, had to run at 70 or 80 percent to keep it cool. He was sixth. Jefferies never got out of the car for anything, stopped only for fuel, and in spite of the worrisome oil pressure, made the final 29 miles to the finish line in the 1500 class, and first overall. It was his first win with the new car, and he said, "We needed that!" His time was 8:25:40. The Weyhrichs were second, less than three minutes later, followed in by the Meltons, another five minutes back. Nathan, who drove the first section, was racing for only the second time. They reported no problems. In fourth it was Hovey, who thought it was a "great course", while McMillin and Ewalt were fifth, Ewalt finishing on a non-existent left rear tire. He'd driven the final two miles on the flat and all that was left was some shreds and a sad looking wheel. Scheeler and Job were sixth, three minutes further back, and in seventh it was Kelby Pepper and Brian Brown in a Jimco. Pepper, who finished, reported three flats, and drove in on one of them. Kevin Colan was eighth in his Chenowth, reporting that he'd come up on a small herd of cows on the course at one point. The ninth place team was Richard Boyle and Harley Letner in Boyle's V8 Jimco. Letner' s a lot taller than Boyle, and when asked how he managed to fit into the car, he said, "For a chance to drive a Class 1 car, you make yourselffit." He'd had an alternator problem at Mile 80 and needed a bump start to get going again, and Boyle had driven 20 miles on a flat tire. Robert Hayley and Mike Coleman made a lot of on-course repairs to their Ford, but Mike Falkosky had no big problems during his long day at the wheel of his Ford, Rick Romans finished tenth in his Jimco, and his problem had been a badly clogged air filter, which made it hard to keep the motor running. He drove the still pulled off the win in the 7100 dass. and he took the Class 3100 win by a margin of two-and-a-half-hours. Scott Douglas and Tim Lawrence paired up in Douglas's Ford, and Carl Fitts came from Utah to drive the whole distance in his Ford, and B. J. and Bobby Baldwin had overheating trouble and a broken tie with persistence and hard work, they made it to the finish for a with a perfect day, took second place in Class 7300, full stock mini rod, but still finished second in the Trick Truck class with their Ford. second place in the small s.u. v. class. _tf'<_uc_k_s_. ___________________ _ Pages August 2004 Dusty Times

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r no brakes since about Mile 8, and be-cause he'd "overshot some turns", he'd had four flattires. In 19th it was Rick Wilson and Bekki Wik. Wik got there later than expected because in the final section she'd hit a tree and gone off the road and down into a big ditch. In 20th place it was Mark McMillin, who drove his Jimco the full distance. He said, "We broke one of everything, and did the last 100 miles with no power steering." Kirk Kontilis was 21st in his new Foddrill with a 4.6 liter Northstar motor. He said he had a fuel pump problem, and it took him a long time to diagnose it. Ultimately, he replaced the fuel pump. But he thinks he burned a couple of valves during the day. Tim Rockenbach and Scott Kincaid Josh Hall did all the driving in his Hummer II and with just one flat and no major were the last 1500 car to finish, in 22nd problems, took the win in the big S.U. V. class (Class 4100). place. They'd "changed half the motor at entire distance. In 11th it was Michael Anderson, who did the second half, had Pit 3", and at the finish it sounded as ifit and Kevin James. Michael had started and run out of gas before Rawhide. The air needed lots more work. Oil was pouring Kevin finished, and they reported "sput-filter had become all plugged up, so the out of somewhere, but they made it. tering" and all kind of injector prob- car had been running rich. He sat there Among the non-finishers were Darland !ems with their V6 Chevy powered Jimco. for a little while, and B.J. Richardson and Herder who were reported to have The 12th place team was Dale Ebberts came along, struggling with only first, had c.v. and c.v. boot problems. B.J. Rich-and Ernie Castro, Jr. in their Toyota third and fifth gears, and towed him toa ardson never got much past Weeks and J imco. Castro had a flat on his stretch pit. Once refueled Anderson carried on. apparently lost the rest of his transmis-and the jack didn't work properly, then He said, "the car hauls butt- it's the fast-sion. The team of Jim Temple (age 74) when Ebberts got in the car he lost his est car I've ever driven." He finished on a and Mark Temple, in a Raceco, brought power steering. He stopped at every pit shredded rear, which had gone flat on back memories of racing in the mid to to add fluid, but beat his crew to the the rocks about two miles before the fin-late '70s. Too bad they didn't get to the final pit, and did the last 40 miles with ish. finish line. no power steering at all Brian Parkhouse The 16th place team was Mike Julson There were eight of the Trick Trucks and Tom Ridings were 13th in their and Bob Lofton, in their Jimco. They'd this time, and two them never got to Jimco, but didn't stop to talk about it. had c.v. boot trouble that put them way Check A at Mile 85. They were Mike and In 14th itwasAndyandScottMcMil- down. In 17th it was Brian Ickier and Dale Dondel in their Chevy and Mark !in in their Jimco. Scott said he "just Steve Sourapas in Sourapas' new Chevy Dye in another Chevy. Bur the other six cruised" to Mile 150, where Andy got in. Jimco. They lost a lot of time when an went on inatightpack,exceptfor Bobby The car was overheating and also occa-aluminum carburetor linkage broke. It Baldwin, who broke a tie rod on his Ford sionally just "shut off'. The shutting-off was Ickler's first race in an unlimited and had to make time consuming on-turned out to be a short in the dash, but car, and Sourapas said he "did a great course repairs. PeteSohren had his three-and Chet Huffman in his new Chevrolet. Four minutes behind them was Gary Dircks in his Chevy, and three minutes after that came Kyle Taylor who'd had a "real bad flat" right off the start. He drove on it two or three miles before he got to his pit. By that time it had wrapped around the axle and was on fire, sending up plumes of really "bad smoke." The pit crew had to cut the tire off with a sawzall. Taylor was down 10 minutes to the lead truck. They all made it through the second check, and at that point Sohren was still leading, now with three minutes on Stein-berger. Huffman was third, eight minutes later, and Taylor was fourth, with Bald-win fifth. Dircks had lost over three hours with a distributor problem. He sat right at Mile 126 for a long time before some-one figured out that the inside of his distributor had fallen apart. Huffman didn't make it to the third check. But Sohren did, and still in the lead, with six minutes on Steinberger. Baldwin was now third, two hours and 23 minutes later, while Taylor ran fourth, 15 minutes after him. Dircks was fourth, another hour and a halfback. It was a race for survival behind the first two trucks. Sohren put Cameron Steele into his truck for the second half of the race. It was Steele's first race in a truck, although he's had lots of experience in 5-1600s and 1/2-1600s. At Check E, 460 miles along the road, Steinberger's co-driver, Jesse Jones, had the lead. He could only get the engine to run at 4800 rpms, and couldn't run more than 70 or 80 miles per hour on the fast roads, but he had over two hours on the second place truck. That was B.J. Baldwin, who'd taken over for his dad. He was enjoying the course and running fine now that it was all repaired. In third, about a half hour behind him, was Taylor, who'd had to replace two trans-missions. It had been a tough day for his Continued on page 1 D itcost a bunch of time. In 15th it was Pat jch" seater Geiser Ford in the lead, with three Damen Jefferies had everything go right this time, and even though he didn't much Dean and Danny Anderson in Dean's Sam Berri, in aJimcowith a V4Scat minutes on thenexttwowhowereon the like what he called •horrendous• silt, he had fun, and took the overall victory in his Bunderson. Dean had two flat tires, and motor, was 18th, reporting that he'~d..:.h:::ad:::..._.....::::sa:::m:::e:..:m:..:.1:::· n::::u_::::te::..::,h:::,is.:..Fo::::rd:;;:_-=A=ort=e=r.=. ===============================. Dusty Times An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, CaesaJS & Bally s Flamingo & The Strip 1-aaa.227-2279 bi.wbnryeoaslcosm.ccm The Place Las Vegans call Home"' West Flamingo &. Valley View 1-888-402-6278 ~tt:~ioo,c:om August 2004 Ask About Our Special Hea.dllner Show and .Room Packages West Tropicana & Arv1lle 1-aoo .. e7s-32e1 oriaanacamo.oom Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages Alta & Rampart 1-877-677-7111 ~t.wasno,ccm Page 9

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chase crew. And Dircks was another two hours further back, thanks to that oddball distributor failure. Steele didn't get there. He went through Pit 12, at Rawhide, Mile 385, and there reported that the com-puter kept shutting the motor off. His crew worked on it for some time, and he finally left, with highly inadequate lights pointing the way down the dark trail. It seems that the team felt the truck would finish in daylight, so they hadn't both-ered much about lights. He never got to the next check. Steinberger and Jones got to the fin-ish, cros.5ing the line with a shredded right rear tire. It was the team's first win in the TrickTruckclass. They said itwas "fun to finally win a race!" They were ninth in the overall standings. The Baldwins fin-ished second, two hours and 11 minutes later. And in third it was Taylor who said there'd been "more silt than I remem-bered." And Dircks was fourth, the last Trick Truck to finish, four hours and 45 minutes after the winning truck. Class 1200, the Protrucks, lined up with seven starters. They all made it through the first 85 miles, and at that point the lead belonged to Rob Reinert-son in his Ford. Rick L. Johnson ran second in his Toyota, only a minute back, and then nine minutes later David Sca-roni had his Ford on the same minutes as Steven Staats and his Ford. Kevin McGillivray had lost some time with a couple of early flat tires on his Chevro-let. Tom Koch drove his Ford only a short way, then got out and headed to the air-port to catch a plane for the Bahamas and his vacation. Bob Neth got in to fin-ish the run. And Al Hogan was running on the same minute in his Ford, dealing with flat tires. At the second check Reinertson had increased his lead to six minutes, and it was the Scaroni truck in second place. David's dad, Steve, would take over to drive the middle section of the course. In third it was Hogan, and then Staats, Neth and McGillivray followed behind. Rick Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges once again teamed in their Ford stock mini truck, and with a near perfect day, took the win. (Class 7300) - Tel/ (760) 560-2252 Fax/ (760) 560-0383 bajadesigns L disappeared in this section. Reinertson handed his truck over to Rick D. Johnson, and at Mile 460 they were still in front, having no problems at all. The Scaroni truck, now with Matt at the wheel, was second by about 17 min-utes. Theywere having a fewflats. ln third it was Staats' co-driver, Mike Becker, who said they had "just a couple flats, nothing major." Then it was Hogan, then McGillivray's co-driver, Nils Castillo, and Neth. At the finish it was Reinertson and Johnson, who finished on a flat, driving the last few miles in on it. They were 16 minutes up on the Scaronis. Matt said, "They had a great day -we had a good day." Staats and Becker, still with no ma-jor trouble, finished third, about seven minutes later. Hogan was fourth, report-ing that he'd been hit and his spare tire and mount had been knocked off the truck. He'd had to add oil to his engine, he estimated he'd put in about "five gal-lons." Neth and Koch got fifth place; Neth reporting three flats and "down on power." McGillivray and Castillo were sixth. Castillo had had a wheel about to fall off, and had got stuck on "top of the final mountain" for 45 minutes. He re-ported he'd been "pneumatically chal-lenged" on his shift. They were the last finishers in this class. Class 1000 had seven starters. Only the James Anderson/Kory Halopoff team failed to make it to Check A, their Dun-rite apparently having permanent trouble. At the front of the pack it was Shawn Croll in his Honda Chenowth, driving in a BITD race for the first time. He had three minutes on Tony McLaren in a Toyota Penhall. ln third it was Matt Loiodice in a Jimco and he'd already had a flat tire. Drew and Mike Belk were fourth in their Lothringer, followed by Dennis Hunter and Rvan Millen in a Wehr 185 Bosstick Boulevard Email/ San Marcos, CA 92069 , Page 10 August 2004 Todd leDuc filled in for his dad, Curt, who had to race elsewhere, and drove all the way in his Ford Class 8000 truck. He had a terrific day and went home with the win. Dunrite. Wayne Intermill, in a Dirt Trix, had already loot over two hours with some troubles. When they got to Check B, Mile 126, Croll was still leading, and having no problems. Loiodice was six minutes be-hind him in second. McLaren and Belk were another four minutes back, in a tie. Hunter and Millen were two minutes be-hind them, and except for Intermill, who was still well off the pace, it was a very tight race. At the third check Croll's lead had increased to al moot 20 minutes. That was in part because Loiodice had needed to take hurried evasive action to miss a struck car and stalled his own, which then wouldn't restart for 15 minutes. Loiodice and his co-driver, Justin Lofton, were still second, the Belk car had moved up to third, and McLaren dropped to fourth. Hisc.v.s had got so hot they'd melted his c.v. boots, and he spent some time in a pit changing c. v.s and boots. When they reached Check Eat Mile 460, Darren Ebberts, who'd taken over for Croll halfway, had a nine minute lead. Lofton had taken over for Loiodice and was slowly catching him, but it wasn't to be. McLaren was back up to third, but an hour down at this point, and the Belk car was 15 minutes behind them. Hunter and Millen, who later said they'd "had issues", were another five hours down. Croll and Ebberts, who had no prob-lems at all, took the win. Ebberts, brother of Dale in the 1500 car, said he'd never won at a Vegas to Reno race before, and "lt' s an awesome feeling to conquer it. Croll thought it was a lot different from the shorter races he was accustomed to, but enjoyed the whole deal. Theywere 15 minutes up on Lofton and Loiodice. Lof.. ton, chasing hard into the setting sun on the final few miles, had skewered a rear tire, and lost his chance to catch up. He had originally planned to race the Pike's Peak Hill Climb on this weekend, and said it had been a tough choice to decide Continued on page 12 Dusty Times

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Chad Hall drove all the way in his stock full size pickup (Class 8100) Terry Henn and Austin Robison teamed up in a Class stock full Chuck Hovey drove all the way, had some clutch trouble with his Hummer, and at the end of the day was second, just two minutes and Hummer (Class 8100) and finally broke their run of bad luck with a Jimco, found the altitude robbed him of power, and still finished fourth six seconds out of first. ,,_gn....ce..:..a_t ""'""th-'-in-=-d--"p---'{a'---'ce-"---fi,-'-m'---'is---'h~. ----,---,--,----,-,,--,----,----,----,----,,-----=----in the unlimited open wheel class (1500). between the two. ButheandLoiodiceare ingbutsecondgear. The Belkcardisap- the lead at Mile 85, but he had only a Gray in another Chevy, which was out His tire, wheel a11d hub and axle had all doing well in the points chase, and he peared in the final 29 mile section. minute on Todd LeDuc, who was going for only its second event. rolled out into the desert and it took decided to race the V to R. McLaren fin-Class 8 had five starters, but Mark to be driving the whole distance in the Up at Check C LeDuc had a lead of him an hour just to find the assembly. ished third a little over an hour later, on and Randy Shoaff, in a Ford, didn't get family Ford, since his dad, Curt, had an-34 minutes, and it was Gray in second Then he used his on-board welder to fix a right rear flat, and Hunter and Millen to Check A, turning it into a four truck other race (at Crandon, Wisconsin) on place as Wyllie broke his rear end in it enough to get to a pit, where he had a were fourth, the last to finish, with noth-race. 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In second place, Gray, who reported only one flat tire and some oil pressure problems on the last 20 miles, said he'd dedicated this race to his cousin, Michael Scaglione, who'd died before the Terrible's Tc,.vn 250 race. Wyllie'sday hadn't improved much, and when he got to Mina he'd had to replace his third member. In addition he'd had four flat tires and his radio and intercom had quit working. But he got third place, finishing in 13 hours and 58 minutes. He was the last finisher in the class. Class 7 200 had only two entries, and it nearly got dc,.vn to zero. Shawn Wanzek, in a Ford, was the lead truck at the first check, with three hours on Larry Roe-seler in his Ford. That was because Roe-seler had· rolled his truck across the desert at Mile 40 and created a lot of work for himself and car owner Mike Ruane, who'd been riding with him. Wanzek went on, but didn't get himself to Scotty's Junc-tion, so that left Roeseler the lone truck still moving- more or less. He'd hit a bad bump, the truck took an odd hop, nearly endoed, but turned slightly and then barrel rolled over and over across the desert. Fiberglass pieces went everywhere, but the truck stayed all in one piece, thanks to the fact that it was, says Roeseler, an extremely well built truck. He and Ruane were not injured, although Ruane's shoulder/collar bone area was badly bruised from the pressure of the shoulder harness. They hunkered into the shade of the recumbent truck to decide what to do. As it happened, they were near a road crossing, and a couple of officials from that point walked over to be sure they were okay. When they saw that no one was hurt, they used their ve-hicle to upright the race truck, and towed it over nearer the road crossing, where they felt it would be safer, so Roeseler and Ruane could get it going again. It took some time (among other things they had to strap the radiator back on), but they did get it driveable, and went on to the next pit, Pit 2 at Mile 47, for more permanent repairs. Then they went on with their race, having no more prob-lems, and took the win in 13 hours and 04minutes. In Class 8100 there were 12 starters, but they lost Dave Turner and Billy Bunch and their Ford before Check A. Greg Foutz held the lead in his Ford, with seven minutes on Chad Hall in the Hummer and Dave Morrison, in a Ford, Dusty Times II

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Justin Lofton and Matt Loiodice split the driving in their Jimco, and Steve and Nathan Melton shared the driving in their Corvette powered avoided major problems to finish the day in second place in Class Jimco, and their first try at 'B Vegas to Reno event, went home with Matt and David Scaroni shared the driving in the family Ford Pro/ruck, 1000. third place in the unlimited open wheel class. had some flats, and finished the day with second place. who were on the same minute. Mike Har-ris was fourth in a Ford, and in fifth it was Terry Henn in another Hummer. Mark Handley, in a Ford, got to Mile 30 and hit a broken truck (Charley McDowell) that he didn't see in the dust. McDowell had snapped an axle. Handley gave McDowell his spare axle and got his stalled truck going again, but his shoul-der was really hurting from the bump, so he put his co-driver, Tim Casey into the driver's seat early. McDowell lost about an hour and a half getting going again. In the next section Robert Cramer, in a Chevrolet, ran out of fuel, and must have been in some inaccessible spot, be-cause he was never able to get going again. Foutz stayed in front.,Morrison was sec-ond and Hall held third place, only 12 minutes behind the leader. He'd lost his overdrive so he couldn't go as far as he'd have liked. The Hummer was also over-heating. Harris was fourth and Jim Bea-ver ran fifth in the old Ford that Manny Esquerra drove until recently. Beaver said it was a "good handling truck." Before Check C, Mile 263, they lost Morrison, Harris, Randy Morris in his new Ford and Larry Tunnell Jr., in a Chevrolet. Foutz was still leading, Hall was second about 20 minutes back, Terry Henn put Austin Robison in to drive the middle section and he held third, with Beaver in fourth. He had some problems with a clogged air filter. In fifth, nearly an hour later, was Casey in Handley's truck, and an hour and a half behind them was McDowell, who had replaced the axle he'd borrowed from Handley. Foutz led at Check E with just five minutes on Hall. Robison and Henn were overheating and had to slow a bit, but still held third, and Beaver was fourth. Casey was not having an easy day of it in Handley's truck. He had fuel pressure regulator problems, and he broke an axle. Luckily McDowell had replaced their spare. And McDowell, after struggling for so long, didn't make it to Check E. Foutz got sideways up on a fast road, the truck swapping ends and nearly go-ing over the side. But it peeled a tire off, and the flat stopped the slide, saving him from an abrupt descent. He lost some time and Hall closed up. Hall actually finished first and then held his breath, but Foutz had made a quick tire change and charged in fast enough to take the win by two minutes and six seconds. Hall was firm in second place and reported that he'd "had fun!" Henn and Robison, who haven't had a finish in a long, long time, were third. Henn said, "I thinkwe've got it figured out, maybe." In fourth it was Beaver, who drove all the way, and Handley and Casey were fifth, over three hours behind Beaver, reporting a flat at the final road crossing just to cap off their long day. They were the last finish-ers. There were nine trucks in Class 7 300, but Lance Magin broke a front I beam before getting to the first check, and Jerry, Lance, Kevin and Kenny Fisher were also Rob Reinertson and Rick D. Johnson each drove half in their Ford Protruck, had almost a perfect day, finished on a flat, and won the dass. Larry Roeseler's day started badly when he rolled his Ford Class 7200 truck, but even with that he outlasted the competition and took the win. Dusty Times out early, their Ford apparently giving up the ghost. But Rob MacCachren was leading with his Ford, enjoying a good race with Aaron Dixon in another Ford, who ran second. In third it was Carl Fitts, in still another Ford only three minutes behind Dixon. Eric Tapley, Ford, was fourth, Steve Williams ran fifth in an-other Ford, Shane McFall, Ford, was sixth a minute later, and in seventh it was Ron Isaacson of St. George, Utah, in the lone Nissan in this group. He'd apparently lost about a half hour with some problems already. At the second check, Mile 126, Mac-Cachren, who said everything ran hot in the silt, had just one minute on Dixon, who was working hard on keeping his truck healthy to hand over to his brother, Ian, at Mile 150. In third place it was Fitts, whose only problems was a non-functional helmet pumper motor. It was a hot day for that, and periodically he and his navigator had to open their shields to cool off. Fourth was held by Tapley and Williams was fifth, slowed by an over-heating truck. Only 33 minutes separated fifth place first place, and one problem could make a big difference in that tight a race. Steve Olliges took over from Mac-Cachren to do the middle of the race and at Mile 263, having a trouble free run, he had increased their lead to 12 min-utes. The Dixons were still second, with IE Bob and Justin Mamer and Craig Smith teamed up in their Jeep Cherokee, and took the JeepSpeed win in spite of a mid-race rollover. Ian driving now. He'd lost a bit of time with some unsolvable problem. The team trying to figure out where the course went of Shane McFall, Tim Fitzpatrick and at Mile 192 where a marker was missing Shea Hurt, in a Ford, was running ex-and a gate was down and trails went in actly four hours behind the leader, ap-several directions. Fitts was third, ten parently having a major problem, but they minutes later, followed by Tapley and co-kept coming. driver, John Webster whose luck hadn't MacCachren got back in to do the fl. held. They lost time with a broken radius nal section and had a lead of 26 minutes arm. Chuck Braden took over for Will- at Mile 460. Fitts, who had no problems iams, and they still had to stop and let beyond the pumper motor, held second, the truck cool down periodically. It got and Tapley and Webster, who were both in hot if they ran over 4000 rpms. 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Kory Scheeler and Larry Job were slowed a bit in their VB Chevy powered Porter by overheating, a complaint heard from a lot of drivers, and still they were 6th in the 1500 dass. David Sexson and Samuel Edgar paired up to drive their Class 2000 1600 Bunderson to third place even though they'd had it up on its side very early in the day. Steve Staats and Mike Becker had a fairly smooth day in their Ford Protruck, with ·nothing major· to slow them down, and took a third place finish. Bob Weatherman· Steinberger and Dave Huck/ebridge teamed to drive Steinberger's Kreger in the Sportsman dass. They had a really good day and took the win. ran third. Williams and Braden struggled in fourth, and the Dixons had dropped to fifth when they heard some "serious bang-ing and grinding" and discovered that the axle housing was bent about two inches and something in the rear differential letting go. They went back to the pit they'd just left, and had to wait an hour for the spare rear-end to arrive from the next pit area. Lots of time lost. McFall and group were another three hours back. MacCachren and Olliges went on to take the victory, finishing 35 minutes in front ofFitts. Fitts, who did all the driv-ing, was exactly an hour up on Webster and Tapley who finished third. The deputy sheriffs, Braden and Williams, were fourth, almost another hour back, and a h;ufhour • PORTABLE • POWERFUL • PRECl!iE 2" Capacity, 180° Bends Steel, 4130, Stainless, Aluminum Square, Round, Bar, Pipe Perfect for the: • Race Car Builder • Small Fabrication Shop • Home Shop Call for a FREE BROCHURE later it was the Dixons in fifth. McFall, Fitzpatrick and Hurt finished sixth, last in the class to get there, in the time of 17:39:33. lsaacson and his Nissan didn't makeit. In Class 1400 there were four trucks, and they all managed to get the first 126 miles under their tires. Leading at Mile 85 Josh Hall in the Hummer IL But he had only one minute on Marc Stein in his Ford at that point. In third John R. Sunderland in another Ford, and then Noah and Matt Pike, Zachary Churchill and Willie Stroppe were fourth in their Ford. Everyone kept moving and Hall stayed in front, with a two minute lead on Stein at Mile 126. Sunderland was still third, a (541 )382-1 ?73 Page 14 half hour back, while the Pikes, Churchill and Stroppe had lost over two hours. Hall was having a good run, and even his one flat was just as he got to a pit, so they changed it for him. He had 20 min-utes on Stein at Mile 263 and Sunderland was another 14 minutes back. The Pikes and crew went on the dnflist in this sec-tion. Hall kept moving steadily along, never having to get out of the truck, and he had 45 minutes on the Sunderland truck at Mile 460. John A. took over for his dad and did the middle section, and one of them had a flat, but otherwise they were running well. Travis Walser took over for Stein, and he had a broken axle and limped to a pit for a replacement. Hall stayed in front all the way to the finish, and took the win with a 50 minute cushion. Buddy Crisp did the final section in the Sunderland truck, dealt with a bro-ken rear tie rod, which he drove on to a pit for a 10 minute foe. Behind him it Walser, in the Stein truck and he broke another axle, limped to another pit and had it replaced. He and Stein took third, 14 minutes behind the Sunderland/Crisp team. No one else finished. In Class 2000, the 1600a: buwes, there were six starters, and all of them got through the first 126 miles. Jeff Carr had his Mirage in front at Mile 85, with nine minutes on Ken Ta pert in his two seat Porter. In third it was David Sexson, in a Bunderson, who'd already had his carup on its side. Dave fourth in his buggy, but his air filter and alternator were loading up with silt. Allen Gerber and Don Blakely, in a Jimco, had already lost their transmission (before Check A) and replaced it. Buster Harling had some prob-lem with his c.v.s early in the day and he ran sixth. At the second check, Mile 126, thelead three were in the same order, Harling had rolled his car and Dave Blakely had be-come ill from heat exhaustion and put his brother, Doug, in to drive the rest of the w.1/· At the third check, Mile 263, theywere still in the same order, and the two lead cars, the Carrs and Tapert, were discover-ing that the altitude made a difference, and they'd like to have more power for those long, straight, fast roads. Clay Carr had put his brother, Jeff, in for the finish stretch, Ta pert driving all the way, and Sexson had Sam Edgar replace him. Chuck Brech in had taken over for Harling and damed ifhe didn't roll the car also. One of them took the roof clear off the car. • moving along steadily, adding two quarts of oil every time he stopped for fuel. But Gerber and his co-driver, an-other Blakely, Don, had lost their igni-tion, and then ran out of time to go on. The Carrs had a 25 minute lead at Mile 460 and Ta pert was coming along steadily. Edgar was an hour and 30 min-utes further back, and then it WdS Brechin, another two hours down. Almost an hour behind him came the Blakely car and they were now the last on the road. Nothing changed in the order. The Carr brothers took the win, with 22 minutes on Tapert, who said the last mountains were "fun." In third it was Sexson and Edgar and then there was a two hour wait for the next August 2004 finisher. Thatwas Harling and Brechin, with no roof, and happy to have made the finish. Dave and Doug Blakely, one worn out from his long drive and the other re-covered from his heat exhaustion, were fifth, and the last finishers with a time of 16 hours and 20 minutes. In Class 300 (Production 4x4) there were just two entries, both determined to get to the finish. Andy Waters did the first segment in the Swift family Ford, and he was leading at the end of the first 85 miles by almost an hour. In second it was Carl Beal, George Hover, Brent Bates and Brian Sherry, all from Texas, in a Nissan. They were having some problem with vapor lock-ing. Waters lost an hour with a broken pit-man arm, and he also lost an alternator, but he stayed in front. He turned the clock over to Jonathan Swift, age 15, who drove the middle section of the course. They held the lead. The Beal team continued to have vapor lock problems and also had a flat. Jonathan let his dad, John, take over for the final segment of the race, and John kept the truck in front. He had over three hours at Mile 460 .. And at the finish he said, "I had no flats, not one, and I shoulda had a couple in those rocks!" They took the win by nearly four hours. The Beal team, each ofwh9m got to drive a section, got their expected finish, a little later than planned, but still satisfying. They said the truck had finally stopped vapor locking. Class 3100, thesmallS.U.V.s had four starters, and they all got the first section done. Scott Douglas had his Ford in front at Mile 85, with 18 minutes on John Holmes in another Ford. In third it was Mike Falkosk.y, still another Ford, and then David Moore was fourth, in yet another Ford. Douglas was flying off to somewhere so he got out after 40 miles, and Tim Lawrence took over for the rest of the way. He still led at the end of 126 miles, and Holmes was still second. Falkosk.y was a close third, having a good day. Moore had lost about an hour at this point, but was still coming. At Mile 263 Falkosk.y had gone into the lead, with just seven minutes on Holmes. Lawrence had dropped to third; having begun to have a series of problems that ultimately included the loss of a rear shock, a couple of flats, and ripping an A-arm pivot off the frame. He also lost a cylinder. Moore was 20 minutes behind him in fourth. Falkosk.y's untroubled. He did lose the vent hose for the rear end, and his intercom didn't work, so he couldn't hear his navigator. He led by two and a half hours at Mile 460, and Holmes had gone through Mina, but then had dropped out. Now Lawrence was second, adding oil ev-ery 10 miles as he worked his way toward the finish. Moore two and a half hours behind him now. Falkosk.y went on to take the win, say-_ ing his troubles had been "trivial little" ones. He had two and a half hours on Lawrence and Douglas. Lawrence said, Scott Steinberger and Jesse Jones once again teamed in their Ford Trick Truck, but this time their luck held, and the team got their first Trick Truck victory. John and Jonathan Swift and Andy Waters split the trip into three parts, and with no serious trouble, took the win in the stock 4X4 class, Class 3000. Dusty Times

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John Webster and Eric Tapley took tums driving their stock-mini Ford Brothers Gary and Mark Weyhrich once again teamed in their VB Ken Tapert drove his two-seat Porter 1600 car the full distance, with truck, and with only one moderate problem, finished the day third in powered Jimco. They had a lot of dust and traffic, but said it was fun, his wife, Debi, riding for half the trip, and took second in Class 2000. _C_la_s_s_7._'3_00._. -----------------~~ and finished second in Class 1500. "400 miles is tough. I don't need to do alternator wire to bother him. Alvarado win, and Alvarado came in second almost would have liked it to be less silty, and which runs on the outskirts of Vegas, that again." Moore finished third, in 18 put his truck up on its side and dumped exactly two hours later, in a time of 17 some would have preferred fewer rocks, and is usually three laps starting and hours and seven minutes. He was the last out the oil. He'd also lost his four wheel hours and 46 minutes. They were the only but on the whole they enjoyed their day in finishing on Jean Dry Lake. It's sched-official finisher for the event. drive, and had some other problems. finishers. the Nevada wilderness. uled for October 15th through the 17th In the Sportsman class there were just Coleman and Hayley kept it together To a person the racers declared that The BITD goes back to a lap race and the Dusty Times will be there to two entries, and the team of Daniel B., long enough to get to the finish for the the Vegas to reno course was "fun".Some for the next event, the Las Vegas 200, tell yu all about it. ~ Daniel R., Kristina and Bradley Bolton, all from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, drove their Ricochet at least through the second check at Mile 126, but then dropped out of the race. It's too bad they traveled all that way and then didn't get to finish. But in front of them it was Bob Stein-berger in his Kreger. He started, then had his friend Dave Hucklebridge drive a sec-tion in the middle, and then Steinberger got in to do the last section. They found that they didn't have enough batteries to run all the goodies and enough lights to see well after dark, so they were slowed a bit during the night driving. They had no flats and never had to get out of the car. Bob's daughter, Shelby, who rode the first section with him, said, referring to her brother, Scott's win, and her dad's, "It's a good day for the Steinbergers!" In the JeepSpeed class, there were two entries, but John Copitas and Matt Ca;rric didn't even get their Cherokee to the first check. So the win went to the team of Bob and Justin Mamer, and Craig Smith. Bob, the dad, started the race and he had no trouble getting it to Pit 5, Cotton Tail, at Mile 153, in good shape. Justin Mamer, his 15 year old son, then took over. Justin got "too hot" into a turn and rolled the Jeep, landing in on its side. It was too heavy for Justin and his co-rider to get back on its wheels by themselves, and they were having trouble convincing anyone else to stop and roll them over. But Steve Williams took pity on them, and set them back on their wheels after about a half hour. Happily, they'd done no serious dam-age, just bent one of the roof lights. So they were running again, and on their way to hand over to Craig Smith, the third driver. Smith hadn't ever driven a Chero-kee before, but he had no trouble, had "fun" in fact, and brought it safely to the finish. They took the win in the time of 14 hours flat. In the second JeepSpeed class, the modi-fied group, Bill and Robert Frey had a three minute lead O\er Jim and James Hunt at Mile 85, bur then neither team got to the next check. In Class 7100 there were three trucks and they went through Mile 85 fairly dose together. Robert Hayley had the lead in his Ford, with 16 minutes on Kevin Davis in another Ford. Then it was Miguel Alva-rado in his Jeep, three minutes further 1:ack. But it wasn't going to be an easy day for any of them. Hayley replaced a brake caliper, early in the morning. They all got to Mile 126, with Hayley still in the lead. But now Alvarado was second, and Davis ran third, about ten minutes behind him. At Mile 263 Hayley put Mike Cole-man into the driver's seat, but that was after he'd changed a transmission at Mile 215. They dropped to second and Alvara-do was now in the lead by seven minutes. Davis was out, having lost his transmis-sion. Coleman was back into the lead at Mile 460, having nothing worse than a loose Dusty Times LIST YOUR PHONE NUMBER, YEAR, MODEL AND ENGINE SIZE! Sales Information: Payment may be made by credit card, money order or cashier's check. Personal or business checks are not accepted. C.0.0. orders accepted with 50% pre-payment. S5 Handling chat9e on all orders. California residents include 7. 75% sales tax. 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51ST ACROPOLIS RALLY· 2004 By Martin Holmes Solberg conquers Acropolis Photos: Maurice Selden The JWRC win went to Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh, seen here in flight in their keen looking Suzuki lgnis. others at the end of the field. The FIA reported that the World Council had been consulted by a fax vote. Yet more ex.tensive regulation explanations ... In-tended to allow spectators the chance to see top cars more often, this system was also useful for giving the teams the chance to undertake detailed and com-parative testworkwhich private testing. can never achieve ... The format of the rally changed sev-eral times prior ro the event, firstly for having no full service until the end of the day then in response to complaints that the recce schedule was going to be tighter than on any previous event and Nothing could stop Petter Solberg from his win at the Acropolis Rally. seen here in his Subaru lmpreza speedboat. • could easily demand making reconnais-since asymmetrical patterns were intro-duced over ten years ago. Main feature of the non-asymmetrical tyre, which is intended for use on hard surfaces, is i:hat the land-use ratio (ratio of the rubber that touches the ground as opposed to area taken up by the cuts and grooves which do not) changes as the tyre begins to wear down. Im proved durability was the object, whilst still providing the same degree of side-ways grip experienced by the more or-thodox, asymmetric Z-typre tyres. The Acropolis is now the only event in tht: world championship where cars are allowed to run with two spare tyres, and on this event there were eight tyre change points, meaning each champi-onship car could nominate 80 tyres, but of these only 40 could be used. Petter Solberg won the Acropolis Rally and is the only driver to have scored points on every rally this year in the world rally championship. Unfazed by complete brake failure ("that was very, very dramatic") and then a 30 second penalty for a techni-cal offence ("I was very angry at the time, but soon got over it") he con-trolled the event from halfway through the first day until the finish. Citroen however gained the most cham-pionship points in front of Ford be-cause of Loeb's second placing and de-spite a terrible rally for Sainz, while Loeb himself, after recovering from run-ning first car on the road on the first day, has pulled further ahead in the Drivers' series. The rally which many had expected to be wet, in fact, was nearly all dry. In the parallel JWRC category, Suzuki's five drivers domi-nated the early part but gradually fell away, eventually their only finisher, Guy Wilks, was able to reach the finish and win, but Renault driver Nicolas ·Bernardi, despite a five minute first day penalty, recovered and finished second and leads the series. TI1e AA excelled themselves in their regulation changes. Two days before the start of the event, they decided to experiment with a form of"SupeRally" which would operate on the Sarurday and Sunday (allowing retired drivers to restart the next morning), but not this time for additional points. All driv-ers were to be eligible, the Pl (full cham-pionship) and P2 manufacturer sup-ported) cars to start ahead of their col-leagues still in the event, P3 {JWRC) ahead of their own colleagues and the Dri,iag Sub.~ Crew UoUorms • Crew Shirts Polo Shirts • Fllam Jackets • Hats • Gear Bags TERIIIID.E NEIDIIST MOTIIBBPOIIT.S • IUrn&,A •A&Rttll • EIIIIIIIIIII a.llCIIIIIII IMIIIVE LIIIWIIEII • ,:aa ,,,,.Wllllll'S • IIJll:E IIEJIOF l1'IIIIOIR:TS • TaTOII 11111.AIIII EMPIRE IIIIIVEI.IIIIE • HIIIIIIA &AIDS OF l:IIIRIII.II ., .. ,.,. .,,.,. IIJ~II:,. f!!l!f{ P[.1/HJ -• I ,_.,.,.,_~ .,~_1111/C_,.,., C . : All IHI/' 3113# #Yacker 1/ri,e •A/Ira,~ CA l/052 ---·-----.,_ ------,,,, __ ,,, __ sance in the dark. As a result of the latter, two stages on Leg 1 had to be changed and the road sections amended. For the first time in the history of the event the route did not pass Ath-ens, the whole event being based at Lamia. There were two new stages, an-other held in the opposite direction, and four modified. Only four had been used before in their entirety. There had been upheaval in the championship the week before the event when the Peugeots were excluded from Cyprus. This meant that Sebastien Loeb jumped into the lead of the Drivers' championship, now one point in front of Markko Martin, and Marcus Gronholm had fallen from the lead to fourth place. Ford remained in front in the Makes' series but their lead was now down to one point. So Peu-geot were now having to forget the memories of two successive "near-miss" wins. There was tension in the camp though. The event saw the return of the Skoda team, bringing the Rally back to six works teams, on this event, at least. This was their first World rally since the Network Q Rally GB at the end of the 2003 season, however they were not eligible to score manufacrur-ers' championship points. Main technical change at the event, however, was the new Michelin TDE tyre, the first radical change in the tread pattern design of a mainstream tyre Subaru's trouble with stones and dirt, blocking the water radiator, led to testing in Britain in which rally cars were driven into heaps of sand. The promise of rain offered hope that the dust clouds of Cyprus would not re-cur. The weeks before the rally were unpleasant and from the start of Re-connaissance there were heavy rain falls which made training at the Lilea super-special stage a very slow and slippery affair. There had been some storms during the 1998 event but it had been several decades since a really wet Acropolis had taken place. Most teams confessed they had no idea what the event would be like if this happened again. In Super 1600 this was the JWRC debut for the Ford Fiesta, the car first seen last year but which had only ap-peared once in competition, for a short while at Costa Smeralda. Developing a new model while the competition divi-sion at Boreham has been in the pro-cess of winding down has led to long delays: it was intended three Fiestas would be in Greece but only the Astra car for Jari-Matti Latvala took part. Leg 1 While Peugeot explained their woes down in Lamia, the storms in the hills the day before has passed away, and the side-by-side superspecial at Lilea got under way on the Thursday evening. Sebastien Loeb drove his Citroen Xsara to the second spot at Acropolis, he was 18 ._ _______________________________________ ___. · seconds out of the gold medal. Page 16 August 2004 Dusty Times

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Nicolas Bernardi and Jean-Marc Fortin piloted tr.eir Renault Clio to a Harri Rova11pera drove his Peugeot 307 to the bronze medal at Making a nice showing in the Fiat Punto, Xavier Pons and Oriol Julia took home third place in the JWRC category. great second spot in JWRC, seen here in Right. Acropolis, seen here throwing mud in every direction. The track was not popular among the ing about the illegal water pumps of pulled over to the side of the road to drivers. Stones from cars in the inner the Peugeot having uprated perfor-allow the next car, the Ford of Roman track shot on to the outside track. mance, understandable on account of Kresta, to pass. Unfortunately the Ford Janne Tuochino had to change a the overheating troubles the 206s had hit the parked Mitsubishi, caught fire broken windscreen thanks to a rock in Cyprus 12 months earlier. and caused the stage to be blocked for thrown up by Mikko Hirvonen. Gilles The reel action started Friday morn- a half hour. Vouilloz, member of the Panizzi had the shock of his life when ing, as usual. Stages were covered with Bozian-run Peugeot B-team, went off he saw the dent on the side of his car loose gravel, they were mainly all dry the road rolled three times and had to very close to the B-pillar, thrown up by except for a few predictable mudholes. retire. Gardemeister, continued to feel Harri Rovanpera. "Another 50 Sebastienloeb,elevatedtothecham-better.Afrerthehorrorsoftryingto centimetres and chat rock would have pionship lead through the exclusion learn to drive slowly in Cyprus, gone through my side window and hit of the Peugeots, was running first car Hirvonen was really happy. Further me!" Toni Gardemeister was gradually on the road and suffered the most los-down the field, John Papadimitriou feeling stronger after suffering food poi-ing a lot of time on the opening stages. landed on a rock and had to retire soning during recce. Faster overnight When the cars reached service the two with oil coming out from under the was Marcus Gronholm just ahead of 307 s, running fourth and eighth, were engine. The Slovakian driver Josef Beres Petter Solberg, fourth quickest was the first and second overall. A lot of driv- stopped when his Hyundai touched a Bozian 206 of Manfred Stohl. Over- ers never made it Markko Martin slid rock and broke the front suspension. night the FlA pondered what, if any, off the road on Stage 3 on a tightening Jussi Valimaki had to retire when a reaction they should give to the Peu-left-hander and retired. Annin Schwarz power steering hose failed and sprayed geot chiefs tirade the night before, and had the rear suspension fail after a se-fluid on to the engine, which then issued a statement saying it would be ries of dips in the road and was stuck in caught fire. Daniel Carlsson was al-unfair if no definite action was taken. the stage. Carlos Sainz stalled his en- ready in the points zone, despite being Perhaps, they wondered, Mr. Provera gine in thewater.;;plash on the first stage. delayed driving in the dust ofValimaki. should explain why a non-homo lo-On the second stage of the day (Stage If things were to continue in this vein, gated component should be fitted if it 3) Daniel Sola had to drive slowly on maybe the concept of SupeRally had gave no competitive advantage. account of damage to the suspension some merit? Unprinted undertones were now talk-incurred hitting a rock on Stage 2, and The nature of the second group of ThyssenKrupp 8ilstein of Amento 1·800-537·1085 • www.bibteitt.tom Dusty Times i,w August 2004 stages (4-6) were different. Drivers re-4 it started raining heavily, so any tyre ported they were bumpier. Certainly choice made beforehand was wrong. the Peugeots of Gronholm and Ro-Solberg continued to extend his vanpera were not so comfortable in lead until by the end of the day he was the conditions. Solberg went into the nearly a minute in front of Rovan-lead and pulled away. Rovanpera fell pera. "Two punctures all day, all the tofift:h.Loebwasstillstrugglingbyopen- tyre choices worked, I am happy!" ing the road but was now fighting for Carlsson was also delighted, lying sixth fourth with Francois Duval. Solberg and best non-works driver. Why even had a puncture (Stage 4) and did Gronholm fell back, behind Rovan-not realise it! Gronholm twice spun, pera and then on the final stage be-"The car keeps over-steering, and twice hind Duval as well, was mystery to the I could not hold it." Rovanpera also former World Champion. Sainz was punctured. Duval had a huge moment, back in action again after his car was going far off the road and just missing repaired, but not particularly com-som-: trees, with only a broken wheel petitive, ending the day towards the rim and freyed nerves as damage. Sainz back of the overall classification, but continued his desperate event with the still in the points scoring zone! Garde-front left strut becoming detached and meister stopped on the final stage of doing immense damage to the inner the day and retired, due to a failed wing. When it got so bad he could not engine management system. Loeb was turn into tight corners he stopped and happy to be fifth after a terrible day, strapped up the remains of the suspen- made worse by misjudging the amount sion. Then Gardemeister had a shock of mud on the last three stages of the absorber top mount break at the rear day. Ford scored their first scratch and the shock absorber appeared in time at Stage 9, a re-run of the Lilea the inside rear of the cockpit! After the superspecial. When the team checked top drivers had passed through Stage Continued on page 18 Page 17

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Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot race by an appreciative crowd Just out of the money in JWRC, Larry Cols and Filip Godde drove Daniel Carlsson and Mattias Andersson were fifth overall at Acropolis, seen here churning dirt in their Peugeot 206. on their way to fourth overall in their Ford Focus RS. their Renault Clio to fourth place at Acropolis. over Duval' s car afterwards, they dis- entries this year (resulting impact of day service at high speed, happily covered the Belgian had made his time the two-car rule, and all that) by giv-missing all the crews waiting outside with air in only two of the four tyres ing them the chance to see again driv- in line. His championship running on the car! ers who had retired for relatively teammate Fanizzi only just reached Suzukis were dominant in Super trivial reasons the day before. The service after an alternator belt failed 1600 with PG Andersson quickest on reason why the teams accepted this and the electricity nearly ran out. the Superspecial but he then had fuel proposal, based on schemes which Loeb was now after second place pressure problems driving back to had been visibly flawed in various and closed to within 8.8 seconds of Lamia. AsAndersson's problems con- national championships and also in Rovanpera by the end of the day. tinued in to Friday his teammate Kosti the APRC, soon became evident. It The big talking point of the evening Katajamaki went ahead, followed by was the chance for real paid-for, fully was the wreck of a Subaru which Guy Wilks, so official Suzukis were 1-secure, on-event testing sessions. Quite Hirvonen brought back to Lamia. 2-3 with Urmo Aava' s '03 Ignis sixth whether the FIA had thought of this, One look by the Prodrive team and overall. Of the 20 JWRC contenders who knows? Various drivers were the car was withdrawn from the rally! who started the event, 19 were still in happy to compete on this, but could Mikko had seen a rock on the inside the running, the only absentee being not because their insurance had ex-of a downhill bend and swerved to Rautenbach' s Corsa with engine fail- pired when their personal event had avoid it, but rolled and did extensive ure. finished. It seemed like another damage. This brought the number After Stage 3 was abandoned poorly planned rule change. There of makes' cars still running to six. (which neither the S 1600 nor the pri- were five P 1 and P2 drivers on the At an incredibly regular rate of one vate cars tackled competitively) the restart list for the second day who retirement per stage, the pace in the running order was very jumbled. started at the head of the field: Beres, JWRC category hotted up. The event Organisersgavethechampionshipcars Gardemeister, Sola, Schwarz and wasasmuchamatterofescapingpunc-time gaps, at starts of stages, which Martin, with some private drivers fur-tures, but suspension troubles contin-meant the top S 1600 cars were run- ther down. Running ahead of the field ued to afflict the Suzukis. After Aava ning even further behind their rivals, on a gravel rally was soon found to retired with a broken Panhard rod in sowhentherainscamethat wasadis- be a disadvantage for meaningful his '03 Ignis, Super 1600 leader advantage. Results were confusing, but comparative testing. Skoda had Katajamaki was firstly troubled by al-even tu ally it trans pi red that hoped Gardemeister could give good ternator problems but then went out Andersson and Katajamaki had been tyre feedback, but it was not so simple. today also for front suspension break-swopping the lead, with Suzukis Ford asked Martin to try out a lot of age. Wilks meanwhile lost time when (Andersson, Katajamaki, Wilks and different things, while Mitsubishi just he stopped to change a flat tyre. After Aava) holding the top four places af- wanted distance. Almost immediately lying third overnight Baldacci was in ter Stage 5, until Andersson had a big Sola, whose car had been unceremo-the lead after three stages. Andersson crash on Stage 6. "It was top gear. I niously panel beaten back to shape finally retired after going off the road cut across the grass as intended, but after the collision with Kresta, started (having avowed to his team manager the car shot to the other side of the to lose gears and although running Risto Laine he would retrieve his eight road and we rolled many times. Even- at two minute intervals, there was no minute deficit by the end of the event. .. ), tually we got going again." The body extra time gap in front of the first La.tvala finally gave best to the powers of the car was in a terrible condition! championship car coming along six of Greece (he was trying to resolve brake This meant Meeke was now fourth minutes behind. troubles on Stage 11 when the clutch ahead of the Suzuki of Baldacci and Among the surviving champion- began slipping, and he fell too far be-then the Clio of Bernardi, who had ship cars third place Duval started hind time) but he promised to re-enter been delayed when the bonnet flew 1.6 seconds in front of Gronholm. on Sunday, for more test work, after open on a stage. Apart from Solberg, who seemed to the team had time to solve all the out-Still only two JWRC drivers had be serene in his lead, there was every-standing problems on the car. Broe-retired so far but some were struggling. thing to fight for behind. On Stage coli retired with rear suspension fail-Latvala had engine cooling troubles 11, second stage of the day, Rovan-ure. Luca Betti entered the history when the front bumper fell off. He pera completely destroyed his tyres books, the first championship driver lost nearly a quarter of an hour in the and fell back to fourth place, letting to retire from the same world champi-Fiesta. Katajamaki had been shown a Duval and Loeb ahead of him. The onship rally more than once! He went yellow flag by an anxious marshal who Finn fought back again and recov- terminally off the road. thought La.tvala might be blocking the ered his second place on the next In the evening the rally lost Baldacci road, and it was a while before the stage. Loeb meanwhile had got ahead with electrical troubles and so the num-Ford driver was given a corrected time of Duval and by the first main ser- her of JWRC cars running was now for the stage. Aava broke a Penhard vice of the day, after Stage 13, was seven, with Mathieu Biasion still going rod in his rear suspension and lost a back in third. Big news of the morn- after rolling on the final stage, the third lot of time, then came news that Meeke ing was the exit of Gronholm. He run round the superspecial. Wilks had retired with suspension trouble. damaged the car's left rear suspen- therefore led, a minute in front of Cols. Andersson, in his sad locking Suzuki sion on a rock, he continued slowly Four Renaults were still going, and the bound up with plastic tape like some but one problem led to another and number of previously unbeatable secret production car prototype, lost he was out. Hirvonen passed Stohl Suzukis was now only one, but it was more time when the car overheated and was now catching Fanizzi. Panizzi leading ... after the engine fans stopped work- was not worried as his primary pur- Subaru were called to the Stew-ing. In the end Katajamaki was given a pose, like the also-rans, was testing ards after reports that Solberg had time which left him 12.1 seconds in and getting as much experience about left the Service Park earlier in the day front of fellow Suzuki drivers Wilks the suspension in these torrid condi-with a mudflap missing, and as a re-and Baldacci, then came Cols after a tions as possible. Sainz was actually sult he was given a 30 second penalty, trouble-free run in which he had risen looking quite happy now up in a dizzy reducing his overnight lead from 58.5 from 10th to third in three stages. 37th position, ten places above last! seconds to 28.5. Subaru were upset. Leg2 "Enjoyinggoingfastwithoutanypres-"On every other rally a missing Welcome to the first day of the sure, just making sure I stay in the mudflap would have resulted in a rest of your life, the first day in which event so I can get points for Citroen." warning 'please put it on as soon as SupeRally came to World Rally Sola was keeping going, his team possible', followed by a money fine, Championship. It was a nice day, the checking with the organisers that his but here they immediately imposed a threat of storms diminishing. This efforts to drive through the stages time penalty", said Team Principal was of course an experiment, driven stuck in second gear would not hinder David La.pworth. This one of the few by the wish to compensate spectators the championship drivers, but he ar-events in which the need for flaps is for the reduced number of top line rived at the time control before mid- specifically written into the Supple-Page 18 August 2004 mentary Regulations for the event al-been busy. Skoda had, wrongly, fit-though there was no mandatory pen- ted tyres which had not been nomi-alty for the offence. nated (the latest rules also applied to Leg 3 the cars which were only involved in No fewer than 12 cars restarted on-event testing) but for a first of-on the final day under the fence were merely reprimanded. Al-Su pe Rally system, all the top five though the Chief Steward was the runners from yesterday plus Gron- veteran Riccardo Ceci, his assistant holm, however Beres had no forthefirsttimeonaworldrallywas sooner started on the road section the former co-driver Fred Gallagher. to Stage 17 when there was a bad Gallagher: "You would not believe vibration caused by a failed how hard this job is. I used to think propshaft bearing, so he headed the hardest part of the Stewards' back to Lamia instead. Latvala work was the late night dinner par-joined in with his repaired Fiesta ties ... " The last three stages were a re-and five privateers as well. The big peat of those held in the morning, race now was for second place. and Loeb immediately passed Rovan-Loeb started the day 8.8 seconds pera into second place, while Panizzi behind Rovanpera, on the first stage had engine problems which resulted down to 3 .5, on the second up to in him losing three minutes and drop-4.4. Running ahead of the main cars ping to seventh behind Stohl. again Granholm firstly cut a left hand The number of active JWRC crews hairpin too closely and, just like in went down to six when Cecchettini New Zealand, started two wheeling rolled and retired, then La.tvala re-down the road before turning over tired the Fiesta, again, when the al-on the roof. This time he was able to temator pulley failed. Fiesta Project land on the wheels. Then, at the end Manager Philip Dunabin, "All our of Stage 19, the flying finish sign was trouble seemed to have originated in the wrong place and (like Carlsson from the FIA' s late request for us to to come) he nearly went off the road move the location of the alternator. again. Stohl had a tyre come off a It caused the overheating problems rim when the rin1 was broken, Panizzi and the loss of power. Eventually the had gear selection difficulties, but the failure of the pulley was caused by fun was the battle for second place, fatigue." Second placed Larry Cols still the Peugeot in front of the Cit- had to drive on a flat tyre while roen, now by0.3 seconds. The other Bernardi was closing in on Pons in testing SupeRally drivers had little to third. Bias ion was struggling with an report, Gardemeister had a broken engine problem. The car would not anti roll bar, Sola had a double punc- restart after arriving at Lamia Ser-ture. Even on the main event the gaps vice control, was pushed to its Ser-between most competitors was grow- vice Park and was withdrawn. Only ing. Tuohino (stuck in eighth place) five JWRC cars were left in the rally. was trying different differential map- Wilks cautiously tried to avoid any ping, Sainz some anti roll bar adjust- risks to eventually score his first win ments. in the category, saving the honor for The Stewards meanwhile had Suzuki. IArc!C:: 51tt Aaopolis Rally 318.06.2004 Lamia (GR), WC rOU'ld 6 JWRC rou,cf 2 WC pointl WR WD JC 1 (1) Pttter$0LBERGIPhilipMll1s NIG8 &..-utmpreza WRC JT53SRT (GB) 4h.38m.06.2a. • 10 10 -2 (3} $e1Miltien LOE~Eiena FIMC ~ x.a WRC 350CZM78 (F) 4h.39m.2◄.61. 8 8 3 (6) Harri ROVANPERA/Rislo Pietitainen FIN WRC 270PWXIS (F) ◄h.39m..34.5l. 6 6 4 (8) Francolf DUVAL.1$tephanct Pr.wt B Ford Focus RS WRC E003YWC (GB) Mt◄tm.25.61.. 5 5 5 (16) Daniel C~as Mdec'MOn ~ Peugaol206 WRC 900NV875 (F) ◄h.45i'n.56.3s. • ◄ 6 (18) Manfred SIOhlllll<a Minor A Ford Focus WRC 3978XR69{F) ,4h.4Ql'n.07.S.. - 3 7 (1<4) Janne Tuohinal~ Aho FIN Ford Focus WRC EX0208D (GB) ◄h.60m.18.7a. • 2 8 {23) Alis VCMISl"EI-Em" GR Ford Focuc WRC E00'3XVG (GB) '4h.53m.13.2s. • 1 9 (19) Antony~Price D/G8 Fordfocus WRC Y6FMC {GB) Ch.S&n.39.1s. • 10 (9} Gillet PANIZZIIHeNe Paiiz:zi F$hi Lancer WRC l<R53YPP (GB) ◄h.S&rt.27.~. 4 Olhei" leadlng finishers 12 {33) Guy WilkslPhil Pugh GB SUmd tgnls JWRC JCE519(H) 5h.1<4m.13.1s. · 10 15 (39) Nicofu e.nardi/.ie.n-Man: Fotm FIB Clio JWRC 872AMC83 (F) 5h.19m.25.01. • 16 ('46) Xavier PonrlOriol Julia E Fiat P\rto BZ564ZV (I) 5h.20m.51.1*. • 6 RanNt 8 JWRC 19 {<4) c.tos SAINZ.IMli,e Marti E Citroen XMra WRC 3S7CZM78 (F) Sh.21m.51.8a. 3 21 (51) Lany Cols/Fi~ GodO& & Renault Clio JWRC 871AMC83 (F) 5h.2-4m.1.C.8s. • 5 2<4 (SO) Oliver Marlhllll/Ctaig P..-ry GB Renault Clio JWR.C BG51TRV(GB) 5h.33m.2Us. - 4 Dusty Times

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vorra Yerington By Cindy Monroe It was a cold and windy night when we arrived in Yer-ington, Nevada on Friday night. We quickly set up the trailer then went -to Casino West for the drawing of those cars who pre-registered. Those that registered early got the chance to leave the starting line early giving them the chance of racing in "clean . " atr . We talked to a few friends then went back to main pits to meet with a few more people before heading back to Tom Kruse and Kevin Hescock took the Semi-Pro class win, they had a few minor problems during the race but nothing to keep them from the coveted gold medal. Page 20 Photos: High Desert Photo the trailer to sleep. Saturday was the parade in downtown Yerington, giving the people and other drivers or riders the chance to view all the beautiful, fast ma-chines. Although the wind blew in morning and late evening, the sun warmed the air considerably. This was a nice debut for the quads to the parade. The police did re-quire all riders to wear hel-mets as everyone drove two blocks down Main Street which is a state highway. Sunday-Race day is here. Because the quads begin rac-ing about 6:30a.m., we got up at 5 :30a.m. to eat a quick breakfast and get ready. As the course was running backwards this time, we took a little run in the truck yesterday to find a different spot for me to take pictures at . The stadiu m jump area that I usually like would be at the en d of the course and I wanted to choose an August 2004 Mike Lehners gave it all he had but this time all he could muster was a second place in the Class 1110 fracas, 52 seconds out of the win at Yerington. area where I could get the start then drive over to get a good · jump at the finish of those who were able to complete at least one lap. Although in prior years our finish rate was as low as 35%, this race about 85% of the vehicles finished. First off was the quads. It had been decided that the pro and expert classes would go two laps and the amateur quads only one. Most of the quads had pre-run the course and the amateurs found out that one lap would take them about two hours. As VORRA wanted all quads off the track before the start of the ca rs and trucks at 9:30a.m. all agreed that one lap of 70 miles would be just enough time for the amateurs. Al-though all quad classes are allowed to change riders, the only I know of who did this was Mike Koenig, who wanted to change riders so he could drive his Class 7 truck during the next part of the race. After an awesome start, Louis Lazenby, #86, took the fast lap with a time of 1:33:07 only to break on his second lap. When I. asked him what went wrong he answered "What didn't go wrong?" Jason Sparks, #11, also had a good start, but went to the pits for problems with a fuel line. While gettin g h is quad repaired h e missed the start of the second lap cu t off time by 10 minutes. There was some confusion on place points between these two as both were listed as dnf. In Vorra, it was decided last year in the drivers' meeting· that in the desert races those who got farther, i.e., the next farthest checkpoint would get the next place. When in-formed of this, it was decided that Sparks # 11 would get third, and Lazenby second as he made it to Checkpoint 4 which was the cutoff point for the second lap. Ed Tiexeira, #41, was the clear winner in the pro quad class finishing both laps in three hours 10 minutes. Talk-ing with Ed on Thursday night he told me the course was easier than he thought. He thought there would be a lot more rocks. There was a lot of high speed areas, but he wished he had brought an ex-tra quick fill can. Fuel seemed to be the strategy of the day for the quads. Ed also said when talking about desert vs. short course "The desert takes more mentality, you have to endure." When talking of Louis Lazenby, his closest con-tender, he explained that Louis got around him at the first stop and was moving very fast. While Louis #86 was re-fueling for the secon d lap at Main Pit area, Ed #4 1 was able to p ass him. Sounds like Ed's advice to "endure the desert" Dusty Times

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Third overall and second in the Class 1110 contest was Dennis Kordonowy, not too bad a finish for a guy who has been out of the saddle for quite a while. Fourth place in the combined 1110 class was Wes Harbor, this finish moved Wes into the Class 1 points lead for the 2004 season, he was Semi-Pro Champ last year. Kenny Off had some front end problems out on the course but still managed to take a nice second place in the Class 10 division, "He/lava Day• was heard in his pits. paid off. Quad racers come out to Vorra. Ed also provides a contingency. He would wel-come the competition in all classes. There is also Bantam & Pee-Wee races at short course. In quad expert, there were no finishers. Phil Gordon #47 took the fast lap of 1:51:55, beating #45 Bill Baier who made a good showing at Prai-rie City. Quad amateur -These guys rock. Racing for trophies only all five entrants completed their lap. Fastest lap and the win went to Derek Foster #65 with a total time of 1:51:03. Second went to Sean Cook #511, followed by third place #56 Jeff McKay who did well for his first desert race. Talk-ing to Jeff at the awards cer-emony on Monday at Casino West, Jeff #56 said he had no mechanical problems. He did get three dents and lost half of his skid plate due to rocks. He also explained that condi-tioning was a factor. He did pre-run on Saturday to check out the course, but his hand was hurting from holding the thumb throttle. During the race the riders can't take time to stop and rest like they can during pre-running. Jeff also said he was running just be-yond comfort level. He said of the track, "Some spots that you realize after you went through them that you could really hurt yourself." He also told me that Ed Tiexeira, #41, gave him a couple of pointers that race to finish not to win and race to beat the desert. Good advice for all desert rac-ers. When I asked Jeff if he would come back he said, "I definitely will. I'm hooked." Fourth place went to #7121 Dan Patterson/Mike Koenig followed by #51 Don Sutton, who I heard took a tumble. He was able to finish the race on time, so hopefully he wasn't badly hurt. He is one of the oldest riders out there so I give him cheers for finish-ing. About 9:45 the race for cars and trucks began. It was decided to start them one minute apart as weather con-ditions at the start were dusty and windy. After leaving the starting line the track funnels down in a narrow line prior to entering the canyon. Due to the smaller car count this race, the drivers de-The win in Class 7, the Mini Truck class went to Mike Koenig, Mike had a trouble free run and was quite pleased to take the checkers at the Yerington race. New racer Ted Slotting showed the entire Class 9 division how to win a race, he turned fast lap for the class. And is looking forward to lots more competition. Dusty Times cided at their meeting to com-bine the pro Classes 1, 8 and 10. They would get points in their respective classes for the year but would place this race in overall finish time. Class 7 and 9 would each race only three laps. Both raced for points in their respective classes. Semi-pro, with four cars and pilots with two cars, also had their own races. The combined classes decided to share prize money as one group making the purse slightly larger for the winners. Since the desert races con-sist of loops rather than point to point and all drivers run together on the same track I will give the report on the race by class. Pro Classes 1, 8 and 10: The only two entries in Class 8, Bruce field in his new 2004 Chevy #858 and Kenny Brager #8004 began with a flying start keeping up with the Class l and 10 buggies. I don't know what happened to Brager's truck, but it was ru-mored Field's truck broke all his shocks. Both trucks were DNF'd. Doug Seymour #872 was unable to attend as his dad took mom, Twyla, to the hospital in Reno for an emer-gency gall bladder operation. I hear she's doing fine. Class l had early entries of six cars, with an amazing fin-ish of five out of six. The rookie of the race, Mike Ahlmeyer #23 managed to complete almost two laps be-fore having mechanical prob-lems of an unknown nature. Lap l as I saw it started out fast with most cars coming in the finish about the same time as their starting places. After that it was pretty much a heat race between Mike Lehners #1214 and Sam Berri #1049 for the lead. Berri took the overall beating Lehners by 52 seconds. According to Berri # 1049 the only problem he had was a flat tire at the road crossing. Lehners #1218 said he worked through the dust caused by Kenny Brager's #8004 truck in Lap 1, then once out of his dust went in "stealth mode" trying to beat Sam. Since Lehners registered as Class 1 and Berri as Class 10, this put Lehners second overall and first in Class l. Third overall and second in Class 1 was Dennis Kordon-owy # 1018 who was able to beat the desert for the first time in the past few years that I can remember. Kordonowy did take two years off in the interim to run VORRA until promoter Rich Klein took the reins. He decided he wanted to get back into racing last year, but his car has not run as well in prior races he had ran. Dennis said, "Steve Sulli-van (#128) was haulin a** when I passed him in the fourth lap." He also told me that he had to make a header pipe when his broke and that he got docked one minute for passing in a no-passing zone near a checkpoint which he explained he couldn't see be-cause of dust. Next to finish was Wes Har-bor # 129 in his "Miss Piggy" Continued on page 22 www.nevadaoffroadbuggy.·com 1l« Ul.fNAlS l'OWD SOlttlce• ZTREME DRE co. NEVA06. 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John Chapman, running his first ever race, drove his Jeep to a very nice second place in Class 7, he's looking forward to a long career in the dust of the desert. Second place in Class 9 went to Eric Steiger, Eric and his sister didn't have the best of days but they soldiered on and were happy enough with their silver medal Clint Wolsey has more fun racing his Pilot of his, he puts every effort into his racing and it shows, he has won more races than anyone can remember. car. This finish put Wes in first place for Class 1 points for the season. Wes Harbor is consistent, racing every race, coming with his car ready to go; Wes in #129 last year's season champ in semi-pro. Wes said, "We had a tough race, had pro-pit weld front combo spindle. Crossed the line on a flat but damn happy to be here." He also reported breaking the throttle cable on his first lap. Following Wes came the Bradford's #1208 driven by father and son, Steve and Stevie Grandpa Ace, as re-ported at the beginning of the year, had passed away during a race he was entered in. Grandson Stevie told me, "Grandpa, this was for you. We just wanted to finish." Berri #1049 taking first over-That they did. I am sure Ace all, Bill Minteer # 1025 who was watching. I will always re-rumor has it blew his motor, member him as one of the and #1063 driven by Kenny original gentleman racers. Son Ott. Kenny, who has been with Steve told me, "This one was Vorra for many years, is a vet-dedicated to Dad." He told eran desert racer. He switched me that they did have me-from semi-pro to Class 10 two chanical problems, including years ago. He said he made a second lap flush out tube bad choice in suspension for problem and third lap oil his setup of the car for the cooler leaking. They put 3-4 desert. He thought it would do quarts oil per checkpoint good in the first lap. Traffick-which brought them to the ing arm broke and we had a finish. The rear tire was hiss-flat tire. The exhaust probe ing air as they pulled in. also broke from a rock. Last but not least to finish "Helluva day" his wife says. in Class 1 was Steve Sullivan. Semi-Pro class: Four cars in His V-8 powered buggy this class, with three of them sounded really strong, but for from Oregon. Winner of this unknown reasons down time class were drivers Tom Kruse cost him a better finish. and Kevin Hescock. This fa. Class 10 consisted of Sam ther and son-in-law team out 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 1 00% in-house. Complete harness assemblies and circuit control components are available to suit your budget. 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August 2004 of the Eugene area, had quit racing last year due to the birth of Kevin's first daugh-ter, future race cutie, Lucy. During the down time, they switched their motor from wa-ter cooled Toyota to air cooled VW. This strategy paid off for them. That car was fly-ing, other than short down time for a flat tire. After some fine-tuning of the carb on Saturday # 1499 was ready to rock and roll. They had mi-nor problems with link pins during the second lap and Tom had a flat during Lap 3 which pro pit replaced. Con-gratulations on your baby girl and your win. Second place went to Jon Gurney, #40. The only car from Reno, Nevada, in semi-pro may be unable to race the rest of the season because of financial problems. They did have a few mechanical glitches including motor studs which backed out and had to be tightened every other pit. They also sheered bolts off their spring plate and melted a c.v. boot. Luckily the c.v. held up for the finish of the race. Third place finish went to Zack McLaren in # 1802. This was his first time driving a desert race. Dad Tony, former Class 10 VORRA winner, was there to cheer him on. Great debut for this rookie from Oregon. Dad's advice was don't go like a bat out of hell, just finish the race. Last entry was Dave Brown, also from Oregon. He was also the last late entry on Sunday. His car, #509, is one of the original "Baja Bug" style cars. His car is named "Muddy Rudder" as one time it got stuck in the mud dur-ing a pre-run and he thought it would take a rudder to get out of the mud. This car is set up well, giving him fast lap with a time of 1:33:17. Very impressive. He was leading second lap until his battery broke. He and his co-driver daughter, Kristen, walked one hour to the next check-point. From there, some nice person gave them a ride to town. The auto parts store owner was kind enough to open the store (Car Quest) and sell them a new battery. They got a ride back and in-stalled the new battery which worked well, however did not ·feel they had enough time to complete the race. The only other problem reported was when the wind shifted caus-ing many dust devils; espe-cially during their walk through the dry lake to Check 1. Class 7: A total of three trucks with a 100% finish. First place went to Mike Koenig, riding the first half of the amateur quad race, then hopping in his bigger ride in the mini-truck # 17 21 reported no problems other than an SUV crossing the cattle guard which moved off just in time. He said he went really, really fast and kicked everybody's a**. John Chapman #768 took second in his first ever desert race. He is running a new Jeep beginning the second short course race of the season. He said he had no problems or down time except for one stop to go to the bathroom. He says he started building this truck in January. He said he thought he was going to roll once, but didn't. Last of the Class 7 s was the nice red truck #721 driven by Ron Clement. This is another truck I have seen racing in the last few years that seemed to do much better this race than in prior years. I didn't get a chance to see if anything was new in this truck. Class 9 had four cars, with two of those cars completing all three laps. First in class was another new racer, Ted Stolting in #925. He bought the former car of P.J. and Lee Creighlow, that had won a couple desert races during the 02-03 season. Ted, who re-cently came back from Iraq, must still have some excite-ment for battle in his blood. He finished with a time of 8:45; a good speed for a Class 9 car. Class 9 is extremely lim-ited in suspension, motor and wheels. These cars are a tough ride and the drivers sure win my respect. Ted also turned the fast lap of 2:42:12. Pretty good for a rookie driver. Second in Class 9 was the brother and sister team of Eric Steiger, #956. Although total time was 9:34:47 they were still able to complete the end of race cutoff time. Vanessa Carius (yes, it was her in the Prairie City race) in the #9 55 car did not complete her first lap. Donny Ames #943 new to racing this year, com-pleted Lap 1 but there are no times for his remaining laps. Last but not least were the Pilots. They were only re-quired to go one lap. Clint Wolsey #7 was able to com-plete his lap in 1:53:33. I never saw #37 Mark Christenson go by so I have no idea what happened to him. Talk to you guys and gals nest race. ~ Dusty Times

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2004 NEVADA TRIP Old Time Nevada Text & Photos: Troy Robinson Settling in for the night at the Weepah Hilton, actually sandstone bluffs outside the ghost town, definitely with a view. around Gabbs and the ghost town of Berlin. For the third year we wanted a grand adventure so we planned a five day trip to the Grand Canyon leaving from Mes-quite, Nevada and circumnavigat-ing the canyon via 7 5% din roads while ending near the Hoover Dam. A majority of our trips are on race courses used either by BITD or VORRA. We first do recon-naissance via maps, Internet and BLM map5 to make sure we are Silver Peak, Nevada is not much more than a wide spot in the road but it makes a great spot to rally all our vehicles. on pubic lands. We know these during a late night section of the sandstone cliffs that made for the roads because we have raced on 2003 BITD Vegas to Reno race. backdrop of the flickering camp-them at one time and thought Camp was set in the grease wood fire. how much fun that section would bushes under a starlit sky around Day 2 carnage; broken shock be ifwe weren't at race speeds and the monolith. Carnage on Night reservoir hose -broken shock; had the time to stop once in a 1 would be just a flat tire. flat tire, and the first member of while to enjoy the view. Day 2's route was to go east to the worn ball joint club. For 2004, the route planned Gabbs on parts of the 2002 Saturday morning and Day 3 was north-central Nevada and the Tonopah 300 course, then would take us to Tonopah for gas, Eastern Sierras of California. through Stewart Valley for some cooler replenishment, shock re-Eight purpose built pre-runners, Miocene fossil hunting, and onto pairs and Mc Donalds for an all with long travel suspension Mina on US Highway 95 for gas. early lunch. It was then off to Sil-were signed up for the challenge. Next the route would take us up ver Peak via a knarly cross-The objective of the "Nevada through the pinion pines to grained; whooped out road that Trip", as it has come to be known, 8,000 foot elevation and an old was a stage for some video shoots. is to bond with friends, explore mining site Ghost town for a to-Just before the community ofSil-the dirt roads we either race on ta! Chaos Suspensions photo ver Peak is a wind swept dry or wonder where they go and to shoot reminiscent of the old west. ·1akebed bristling with mining ac-consume lots of fuel. Though a navigation error that tivity. A stop at the local bar and The trip started with a meet-only added to the adventure, the some talk with a local, we found ing place in Sacramento, CA and trip down the mountain and back that they are mining for high-the carnage was already starting towards Hwy 95 sent us on a grade lithium out of the water to mount. One of the trucks was wrong road paralleling the high-under the lake bed. The mining experiencing a driveline vibration way on a tone disused power line process pumps the water out into but with just some minor adjust-road. We were not able to get out sediment lakes where, afrer the ments the problem was solved and of the rocks because of the fence water evaporates, the· lithium on east up Highway SO we were that separated the desert from the powder is recovered and refined. bound for Fallon, Nevada to highway. After five miles of a After Silver Peak it was an-So you have a pre-runner with co-driver got to talking and came meet up with the rest of our rocky, cross-washing nasty road other climb up a twisty graded lots of "words" (shocks, suspen~ up with ideas like: "Why are we group. After meeting up at 10pm there was finally a cattle guard road to over 8,000 feet, this sion, tires, etc., you know, driving 2500 miles to pre-run, the light covers were removed through the fence for an escape time with breathtaking views of "words"), now what? Do you like why don't we do this in our back and it was into the dirt for a 30 to pavement. A quick jaunt south the snow covered Eastern Sier-to go to Ocotillo Wells or Bar- yard: Nevada?" With that a week- mile run thru the twisty and rocky on the US 95 then it was east .pin ras. I understand this route was stow and sit around and look at end trip was born. The following Arterial Canyon just south of into another mountain range for used in one of the Nevada 500 it or talk about it? What fun is spring we had four trucks, a route Sand Mountain. This section is some top quality, high speed, two races. The decent brought us that? Get out there and use that and a three day weekend to cover used by VORRA for the Top Gun track sand washes on the Tonopah down near Oasis and into Cali-truck on roads you spent all that the extreme northern Nevada 300 and is loved by all the racers 300 route for the rest of the day. fornia. A turn to the south and money on your truck for. That's desert north of Gerlach and the who run it. The route then After crossing over US 95 near across the northern boundary what we decided to do. Black Rock Desert. We had so turned south to try and find what McLean's it was up a wide sand of Death Valley National Park It was the 2000 Baja 2000 much fun we already planned a we called "The Monolith": a three wash while continuing onto the found us on a hint of a road (B2K) and traveling some 2500 trip for the following year mak-story tall galvanized steel build-ghost town of Weepah for the bordered by flowering prickly miles to the southern Baja Over ing this an annual thing. Year 2 ing in the middle of the high night. Camp was established in a pear cactus. 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This signpost in Silver Peak directs you to many of the major metropolis' in the southwestern Nevada countryside. travel) was so faint that if it weren't for us on it the road would have been grown Over by the end of the year. OPS-aided navigation then brought us east and over to Hwy 395 at Big Pine where we would hit the pave-ment north to Bishop for gas and groceries before -continu-ing north to the Whitmore Hot Springs area for the final night of camping amongst the pinion pine and low scrub of the 60001 desert. Day 3 carnage: two flat tires, second member of the worn ball joint club. Sunday morning started with a goodbye to our southern Cali-fornia mends as they headed home and also to some northern Californians who had commit-ments on Sunday night. The re-maining five trucks proceeded north thru the Inyo forest and the best road we've found yet. The location will remain a secret but it was fast; twisty, narrow with brush knocking both mirrors in, just enough whoops to make it a challenge and all sand to keep the dust down. After that run we wanted to run time trials up and down it for the heck of it. After rounding Mono Lake on the east side -the final off road lee was to run the old Bodie rail-way grade to the backside of the Bodie State Historical Park. This turned out to be less of the style we prefer, as it was more of a rock climb up to the historic ghost town. This site has been restored and leaves a sense of what pio-neers and the early 1900's life style was like. Both eerie and tran-quil you can experience a part of the West's most preserved his-tory. Beware of the Bodie curse! Bad luck will follow anyone who pockets a possess ion from the ghost town. Getting to Bodie and having th e BBQ lunch on the tailgate seemed a good way to end the trip as it was then time to hit the pave-ment and beat feet home north on Highway 395 and over to northern California. Day 4 carnage: Another flat tire, third member of the worn ball joint club. The rewards are worth it but it does take a Jot of time to plan a trip like this. There is research on maps finding roads that go somewhere and are chal-lenging: no one wants to back track or run the same road twice. Time to find private Dusty Times derful way to do what you built your pre-runner for: sling some dirt and kick up some dust with some friends. Each year we enjoy our Ne-vada Trip more and more as we see a little more of our land and use more and more of our pre-A nameless collection of buildings denote an old mining town, the runners . I en -old ghost town of Rodie, long on everyone's must see list. gold long ago exhausted and the inhabitants long gone. courage every-property and make sure right length for gas stops so no take is money. Planning of this one to.plan a "pre-funning" trip that we do not cross it. one will run out of gas. Plan-trip cost me nothing but some of your own and get out there. Finding out whether or ning stops at towns for replen-time on the Internet and time Please remember to respect the not permits or camping ishing ice and beverages. Mak-setting waypoints on the OPS land and land owners, haul it in, fees are required. Making ing sure camping areas are ap-for the routes. Making and haul it out and moat of all use sure the route legs are the pealing. One thing it doesn't planning trips like this is a won-those "words". ..-.. fW •,iouA [HOl[E OF PAl10U[TS August 2004 Rob Hall. Kyle Taylor, Chad Hall and Team Ughtforce's own Kevin Davis push the envelope season alter season. Speeds that !eel like Mach 3, barrel rolls, free falls, mid·air collisions ... Lightf orce's HID Blitz and variable-focus lights willl our innovative filter system translate to shatterproof lights lllat can change color anti beam patterns as last as the terrain itself. Visit to find a dealer near you. Page 25

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KAMLOOPS OFF ROAD From the Driver's seat Text & Photos: Grant Baylis Bill Hatt, of Arkington, WA reminded the Sportsman Class there is some serious competition south of the border. There were five pro buggies Shane, Chris and Rod. of these jumps will destroy your race signed up for the first race of 2004, The second heat starts inverted vehicle, but they will definitely get several of the regulars could not from the finishing order of the first you off the ground, while bringing make it due to previous commit-heat so Scott took the hole shot the spectators off their seats at the men ts. Practice was of special inter-with Grant in second and Shane same time, no matter where they est as there was a new and improved was hot on Grants tail the whole choose to park themselves on race track, 1.2km with 11 jumps includ- race, Grant managed to hold Shane day. ing one table top. off to the end, Finishing order was The 1" race of the season found The Pro buggy line up was as Scott, Grant , Shane, Rod, and a few racers with new paint, new follows: Shane Bourel from Rich-Chris who was a Dnf. horse power, and in some cases new mond BC, Rod Marsolais from The main was an 8 lap event, cars. All but l racer moved out of Langley BC, Grant Baylis from Lan-starting two by two. the limited buggy class and into gley BC, Chris Boutcher form Lan-Scott's problem was back and sportsman buggies, leaving Ken gley BC, and Scott Petterson from when the green flag fell Grant took Ewart of Chilliwack B.C Alone for Arlington WA. After the land rush the hole shot with Shane in hot now. There are still a couple lim-start Shane was in the lead immedi-pursuit. Grant got passed on Lap ited buggies out there that couldn't ately with Grant in second, Rod 4 and it stayed this way for the rest make the l" event & a couple more third, Scott fourth, and then Chris of the race, first and second pulled for sale and waiting for new driv-pulling up the back, this is how the half a lap on the rest of the pack ers, but for now, Ken will have to order stayed for 3 laps while every that was suffering mechanical prob-fallow the sportsman buggies one found their groove. lems. around the track. Chris had passed Scott and Let There Be Air - Lots of Air Bill Hart of Arlington, WA came onto the front straight to take The Kam loops off road racing made his trip worth while in May second from Grant for part of a association stayed true to their as he kept Murray Allison of lap before spinning out in his new word from last November & pro- Kamloops and Clark Woolford of pro car. Rod had succumbed to vided the racers with a longer more Calahoo, AB. Fighting for 2nd mechanical problems, which he exciting race track at the Whisper- place. This was Murray's first taste would fight with all day; Scott was ing Pines extreme sports and recre-of competition in sportsman class also struggling with carburetion ation centre. Hundreds of hours buggy and we still think he's sand problems, running on what have obviously been spent at the bagging, come on Murray open sounded like three cylinders track with dozers, excavators, dump that baby up. Clark Woolford fi-.The last lap still had Shane in trucks, & manual labor to provide nally got his little rotary powered the lead when he suddenly slowed the new track. car breathing hard enough to wake due to a mechanical malfunction The new race track is .5 km everyone up and pay attention allowing Grant to pass for the lead, longer than the previous track for through the A and B heats only to Shane could not hold onto second a respectable 1.2 kms, which is break during the main event, but for long as Scott (with all 4 cylin-adorned with 12 low profile roller we all know he's there now. ders again) passed him as well. The jumps, a rhythm section, and a The sportsman truck class wel-finishing order was, Grant, Scott, moderately sized table top. None corned Peter Friedel up from the I Page 26 August 2004 Broe Ross, Deer Island, OR was the Pro Truck winner and looks like he'll be a repeat champion in 2004. limited class buggies in his all new Ford Ranger (anyone looking for a race ready limited class buggy, call A-1 Auto Repairs), but all new also means never tested so Peter and his crew have some work ahead of them before the June 20th event. Another new racer to the sportsman class trucks was John Tordoff in a famil-iar looking Bronco. John, the owner of JT's Auto Sound in Kamloops, purchased Dale Nyeste's old Bronco during the winter, de-tuned it a little, and gave it a fresh coat of paint to personalize the old girl, the season looks pretty bright from where JT sits. JT and his co-driver Terry tell me that if the truck broke tomorrow and never ran again they feel complete as they can't recall ever having as much fun at anything else, we hope it doesn't break for a long time JT. These guys were definitely peak-ing on the "fun O meter" Sunday as every pass over the table top re-ceived an ear shattering YA HOOOOOOO from the moment their tires left the ground until touchdown. This is the exhilaration that all short course off road rac-ers experience and to the best of my knowledge, is unparalleled by any other sporting event. A good way to gauge the exhilaration these drivers are experiencing would be to watch the spectators during each heat as they do their fare share of gasping, cheering, and calling for more throughout the day as their favorites grab big air & play tag all day. Shane Daly of Kamloops, had a quick flashback of last seasons 1st race as he managed to roll his sports-man class Chevy truck during the qualifying heats on May 16th. Last season Shane waited until the races had begun to show off his under-carriage, but he chose to get that out of the way early this season so he could focus on the job at hand. Maybe he was just trying to scare the rest of the field into slowing down after the table top so he could stay in front? Big Chris Turner missed a 3'd place finish for the day, but did managed to lighten up his truck considerably over the afternoon. At some point during the 2nd heat Chris's Ford P/U started loosing its box sides and Chris was turning enough soil to make any farmer happy as we could have planted a crop of produce in the trenches left behind him. It didn't appear to bother Wes Yeomans of Mission, B.C. though as he plucked 3...i place from Chris and provided the spec-tators with some massive air and at least once, gave everyone a short les-son on what happens when you over fly your landing. Steve Edgar, the 2003 sports-man class points champion, showed up at the track claiming there were no substantial changes to the truck since we saw him at the October 19th race, including the motor. Any of you who saw Steve's truck at that last race, in the Dusty Times Off Road Racing publica-tion, or in the Canadian 4WD magazine know he needed a new motor, badly. Nothing smokes that bad and lives to fight another day, does it? When Steve finally flashed the truck up to back it off the trailer we could all tell from the instant mosquito screen (smoke) that he really hadn't done much, if any-thing to rectify his motor problems. As the race day continued, the smoke screen decreased, and rather than lose power, the big black Chevy appeared to gain power, heat after heat, until he took the checkered flag at the end of the main event. Now that's impressive, but its bound to grenade at the next race, isn't it? I know I'll be there to watch. The pro buggy drivers all gave the new track their approval as they finally had enough room to stretch their legs, and stretch they did. Rod Marsolais of Langley, B.C. took the jump from limited buggies in 2002 up to the sportsman class buggies Grant Baylis held Shane Bouret off for a one point lead at the end of the race, seen here flying high. Dusty Times

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Dave Fahimi was having lots of fun nyin' around the course but his Chris Boucher new over the new table top early on, passed a few John Toridoff had a great time in his first ever race, seen here saving engine exploded and he was through for the day. cars but, later in the day problems put him out. some tire wear, nice lookin' truck. Wes Yeomans had a chipped elbow to contend with but you'd never Scott Petterson fought a misbehavin' carburetor all race long but he Chris Pace new his little Ford long and often, his truck is a real crowd pleaser, seen here in Hi-Jumper mode. have guessed it as he literally new around the track. seemed to take to the air with no problem. in 2003 and with new·power, Rod Chris. That problem would be keep- tween 1" & 2nd place. Guess who decided to run with the big dawgs ing his car off those darn tires. split them, Oh ya, Shane· Bourel in pro buggy this season. Rod might Sorry guys, just had to be said. beat Grant Baylis down with 50 have been ready, and there is no Scott Petterson drove in from points for Shane and 49 points for question that his bright orange Arlington, WA. with the Hart Mo-Grant, think there's going to be a metallic paint was ready forthe spot tor Sports Team & proceeded to battle worth watching in the pro light, but the H.O. 2 ltr was on an- pre-run the new track in their highly buggy class this season, you betcha! other page, as ignition and carbu-unmodified golf cart. I think it's I know I'm not going to miss any of retor problems held him back all their golf cart, but maybe I should the action in 2004 & don't think day. Rod's smile never leaves his face check with the Dunes Golf Links for a moment that Scott will just on race day and because of that just down the road to see if they roll over & play dead, cause Scott alone, I know June 20th will be a lost any carts recently. Scott and doesn't play for anything less than better day, keep up the good work. Bill Hart ran the track, but didn't 1" place. Chris Boutcheroflangley, B.C. catch any air in their pre-run ve-Where's Gary? Gary, are you also moved up from sportsman class hide, although they both obviously out there? Gary Nierop has battled buggies to the pro buggy ranks this saw what they needed to see as they hard against Shane & Grant in season along with his share of prob-both ran their C.O.R.R. (Champi-Kamloops last season and kept lems. Chris's problems were a little onship Off Road Racing) prepped different than those that Rod has cars onto the podium at the end of to overcome, but problems are a the day. Scott kept the rubber side pain no matter what they are. A down on the ground when he new car with big power and great wasn't flying off 1 of the 12 jumps suspension (Chris is the new Fox for a respectable 3'dylace finish in shock dealer) still requires some seat the pro buggy class. Championship time before it can win races and that Off Road Racing can be seen on appeared to be the problem right Speed Vision during the fall and here, lack of seat time. As Chris early spring from New York and and his new rocket became more as Crandon, WI, USA. 1 entity as each lap passed every-The points spread in pro buggy thing started coming together & the was pretty tight at the end of the car hooked up, flew through the day as Scott Petterson captured 15 air with the greatest of ease (where points for 3'd, Shane Bourel drove have I heard that before?) and more away with 16 points and a few bro-importantly, stopped when ordered ken parts for 2nd, and Grant Baylis to do so. His chances for a top 3 was King for the day with 17 points finish are looking good for June if & a 1st place finish in the pro buggy he can overcome his other little class. This 2004 season is starting problem, which he might have off right where the 2003 season left picked up from Brian McLaughlin, off, as the 2003 season points divi-who is sharing shop space with sion consisted of a single point be-Steve Edgar pushed his old Chevy to another 1st place finish and gave the fans a show at every jump on the course. Dusty Times August 2004 Scott honest in the C.O.R.R. events into 1 of the tightest corners on the back East, but his absence is obvi-old track. ous after a stellar show in_ Last but not least, the pro truck Kamloops last October. If & when class found yet another sportsman Gary rolls (rolls in on his trailer) competitor stepping up to the plate, back into Kamloops to take his as Dan Barrett of Pit Meadows and place on the podium the Kamloops new property owner in Kamloops, spectators will witness some of the moved his Corvette bodied 4x4 best pro buggy racing seen anywhere into the pro truck class. Dan was in North America, and who knows praying the bad luck he suffered in maybe Chris, Rod, or 1 of the other 2003 would stay behind him, but pro buggy boys will take their place it appears to be alive and well in at the front of the pack. Gary and 2004 as he rocks the pro truck com-Shane can be seen on some of the petitors. Fortunately Dan's opti-2004 season posters as Gary rolls mism is also alive and well as he con-his blue buggy in front of Shane's siders every completed lap to be a car in a fight for position leading Continued on page 28 acers Page 27

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Shane Bouret wanted a fast track, he got it, now he just has to defend his 2003 Pro Buggy championship. The Chevy of Shane Daly was a bit tattered after his roll in the dirt but he still managed to eam the silver medal for the day. Flying high in his Toyota, Darin Mydonick drove hard, maybe too hard, his trusty steed laid down late in the day. win. Dan's bad luck has been twisted drive shafts, tires leaving the vehicle during an event, and other minor problems, but no matter how you cut it, they took him out of the race. Dave Fahimi drove up from Sultan, WA. to see what all the fuss was about in this place called Kamloops, B.C. and I've got to believe he found the answer dur-ing his practice heats. Dave and his co-driver were making as much noise in the cab of their early model Bronco as JT and Terry during the sportsman event. These guys make coming out to the races worth while to all of us as their voices reach the track crew and possibly the spectators every time they leave the ground, you know the sound, that sound that makes you wish you were in there your-self! Man do I ever miss the days when that was me behind the wheel, oh well, maybe my kids will take over some day and give the old man a ride. Page 28 Apparently everyone in the pro there really isn't much reason to truck class spent some cash and watch him if you're waiting for an turned some wrenches to prepare accident, as he rarely messes up, for the new track so they could but we watch anyways. open up a little. Well, they really Watching the fight for 2nd place got the chance to open up and has become the main event in pro break into a full run down the back truck as Craig Byers of Kam loops straight and a couple other places battles back and forth with Chris when they got the chance. The SE Pace of Bellingham, WA. & nei-corner was opened up for a better ther of them want to go home line of site down the back straight empty handed. Craig sent his big and were the big dawgs in pro red Chevy to the gym over the win-truck ever taking advantage of their ter to bulk up. To hear this muscle new found option. While all of the bound Chevy pull out of any of pro trucks have stepped up this the corners or land the jumps and year, Darren Mydonick still needs get back on the loud peddle forces a little work on some week parts you to turn your head and stair as and the rest of the field, well, we'll the truck body cont'orts, while the see what they bring out on June aggressive tires move mountains of 20th• Broe Ross of Deer Island, earth with each gulp of fuel & air OR. started the season right where that big carburetor inhales. he left off last October, in front at Chris Pace on the other hand the checkered flag. Other than has reached deep inside the heart watching the skill & apparent ease of his little 4· cylinder Ford Ranger, of which Broe maneuvers his truck placed it on a lean diet with injec-through the corners, around his tions of adrenaline, and enrolled competitors, and over the 12 it in some type of gymnastics pro-the Kamloops track, gram. The sound of a 4 cylinder August 2004 power plant attempting to match ues to stretch his suspension to un-the muscle of a small block Chevy believable lengths both of these is something you really need to trucks have an equal shot at the hear for yourself. While Craig and podium and should Broe ever miss his Chevy have chosen to attack a beat, you know they won't hesi-the new track with heaps of earth tate to end his reign as King of pro shaking muscle and Chris contin-trucks! · Craig Byers lands a wee bit on the hard side ~ut he wasn't deterred from taking the third spot on the podium for the weekend. Dusty Times

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MOJAVE DESERT RACING MDR .. Bill Wingeming KgS Dyin' high, wide and handsome, he took Class 1 with ease and was first overall as well. • . The cliche fits, cuz it definitely was California for the MOR 400 on Who needs sunscreen when you Dusty Times out in Lucerne Valley, Saturday, the 26th of June, 2004. have a nice layer of silty sand blocking The Class 1 victory went to,Barry Karakas, he drove his really clean pickup to the win with 40 minutes in hand. Page 30 · the harmful UV rays from the sweltering sun? This was the fo11rth of seven events in this off road race series. The event includes all class types of off road four wheel vehicles. A chance to lay claim to both victory and a stake in the prize for this series is the offer of the century or so far anyways. It's a true race fan that will endure the penetrating heat of the high desert along with having all nooks and crannies consumed in sandy silt. In this fourth event of seven there were 75 entries, lacking a mere 14 pre-entries at the starting line and ,mother 19 unable to finish, due to technical difficulties. All in all, that's a nice finishing percentage of the highly motivated off road racing competitors. Classes of off road vehicles competing in the MOR 400 at Lucerne Valley amounted to 15. This race contained such vehicles as baja's, buggies and trucks of many sorts and sizes that filled the 7:00a.m. ~tarting line. Not only competi g with the other vehicles of their own separate classes, they also competed with the torrid rough and rocky terrain as well. Is it love or lust, which keeps the competitors coming back for more? A little bit of both perhaps. Now, off to the races ... Class 1: Driver Bill Wingeming of car# 112 claimed victory with co-drivers Craig Ayers on the first half of the race and son Danny Wingeming on the second half of the race. Bill's day consisted of a nice clean start that lasted up to the point where the relay on the radiator fan started giving him problems, as well as losing a c. v. boot. Dealing with only one flat tire throughout the entire race, he seemed quite pleased. "Fast and dusty" were his comments, when questioned upon his thoughts of the course's conditions. Mark Gonzalez's #140 placed second for Class 1. Mark had an average speed of 36.2 mph with a total of 10 hours 28 minutes and 44 seconds for his eight lap race. Class 3: Tyler Stone's #303 claimed the win in this class with a finishing time of 4:45:49 averaging 42.0 mph. Sam Suhr was runner August 2004 Tyler Stone had a great race, he took the Class 3 win with hours in hand, seen here testing his suspension . Dennis Dunn had a trouble free race, he ran around the-course with ease and took the gold medal in Class 5-1600. Matt Towery readies for takeoff, Matt took the Class 8 win with ease, seen here on his way to the checkered Dag. Jim Gledhill literally blew his competition away, he KgS the only Class 10 finisher, running an almost trouble free race. Chet Burtch had a trouble free run, he took the class 11 win in his good looking Bug, seen here at speed. Dusty Times

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Austin Farner loves to race, and he loves to win. He drove to a great The Class 1600 win went to Garit Wallace, he ran his 8 required laps The Class 17 winner was Bryan Rogers, he ran effortlessly and took his gold medal with ease, his competition faded in the stretch. victory in Class 14. He woo by eight minutes. trouble free and won with 12 minutes in hand. up in his #304 with a finishing time average speed of 40.3 mph. No his #1215 vehicle claimed first place of 11 :31 :03, which averages out to other Class 10 was able to complete in his class. Hammes seemed to have 17.4 mph. Even with difficulties in the race, but Steve Vatter's first lap a little trouble in his second and every lap other than the third, Sam earned him the fastest lap for Class third laps of the race. He finished sure made it to a point to finish the 10. his four lap race in 7:23: 12 with an race. Class 1200: Mark Himmes in average speed of 27.1 mph. Class 1300: Matthew Kupiec's The only trouble they had # 13 50 aided his team in achieving throughout the race was in the last first place. It was Matt's first race lap with the loss of third gear. A big and at only 17 years of age. Matt thanksgoesouttol.emer'sshop,for was teamed up with his uncle, the help in getting his buggy ready Karson Kupiec, also a first timer. Continued on pag, 32 Class 5: Scott Kewitt with his --------------------------------------------#548 claimed victory in Class 5, which seems to have been no problem for him in this race. Scott's average speed was a smooth 37.8 mph and a time total of 10:43:23. (And he was worried about his competition) wink, wink. Class 5-1600: Dennis Dunn's #557 brought him to the finish line as a winner today with a total time of9:28:04 that averages out to 42.2 in the miles per hour category. Pauline Hepler wasn't too far behind in his #550 traveling at an average of 39.2 mph. Hepler's time totaled a 10 hour 12 minute and 46 second ride of eight continuous laps around the course. Class 7: In his #700 truck, driver Barry Karakas, who drove the entire race, had three different co-drivers, Andy Bichard, Louis Garcia and finished with Steve Nelson to his right. Technical difficulties during Lap 4 included the loss of his right rear tire. Once aware of his loss, he stopped, only to _have his own tire pass him on the left. Barry's truck ran at a cool 180 degrees Fahrenheit until the final lap. Dealing with the heavy dust and slower vehicles contributed to his marathon day. Class 7s: Jaime Campbell was the first 7 s off the line in #727 and was the first 7s to the finish line. Taking the class win in 9:44: 11, with an average speed of 41.1 mph, Campbell remains in first place in year and class points. Darrell Herman in truck #740 was second in class, with an 11:47: 12 overall time and average speed of 33.9 mph. Either Campbell was flat out flying or Herman had some problems. Herman is in second place in year end points after this race. Bruce Landfield, truck #730 finished third in class with a 12:50:27 and 31.2 mph-average. The fourth place vehicle in 7s year end points, #747 or Jeff Rigel did not finish, but had fast lap time for the class of0:52:07, basically as fast as the Class 7 truck. Class 8: Matt Towery, whom I couldn't catch for comments after the race, let his first place finish speak for itself. At 44.8 mph, Matt completed his eight lap assignment in eight hours 56 minutes. Towery has been on a win streak since he purchased his truck from Class 8 Coalition member Andy Schifanelli of Vail, Colorado. Justin Miller in #847 DNF, but had fast lap of 59 minutes and 48 seconds. Class 9: Lone Class 9 entrant #939, Randy McCluskey was not able to complete a lap. Better luck next time Randy. Class 10: Jim Gledhill bested the field of five starters in Class 10 with an overall time of 9:55:46 and an Dusty Times GET MICROSTUBS! 934 PRO VERSION Now IN STOCK! U6 OUT ONLINE i4' WWW.ICJIRTEK.CD/11 CO/LOVER & BYPASS SETUP WITH 4WD! L ,,. ~ PErformancE ~ [J SuspEnsion 99-03 ,IILVE/lADO COILOVE/l KIT WE STOCK MORE PARTS THAN ANYONE! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 909.73.7.RACE (7223) 2871 Ragle Way Corona, CA 92879 August 2004 --·--~~-, NI:.. l:..Ul21:.. ADVANCED SUSPENSION 4WDfUPE/lDUTY LIFT KIT,/ 3" TO 12" AVAILABLE! Major Credit Cards Accepted ~ 1 v,ll '] C-.J DISC VER Page 31·

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Mark Gonzalez ran in class 1 with his Chevy truck, had a few problems Scott Hewitt was the Class 5 winner, a slow third lap didn't hurt too Pauldin Hepler had a few slow laps during the race but he kept going along the wa and ended up 2-.d in class. much and he took the checkered flag with a grin. and took the silver medal in the class 5-1600 competition. Jamie Gampbe/1 had a slow first lap but he went like the wind from Leif Christensen was a wee bit off the pace but he soldiered on and Greg Crew drove his Lucas Oil sponsored car to the second spot in then on and he took his class with ease. took the second spot in the Class 11 battle. Class 13, he was about 18 minutes off the winning pace. TIie Dlfferencel Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Features steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. Adjustable balance bar for precise front/rear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-204SD Steel Pedal, Short or Tall M/C Floor Mount. Fluidyne Heat exchangers & Transmission Coolers DUN-D830500 Heat Exchanger DUN:D830503 Heat Exchanger DUN-D830504 Heat Exchanger DUN-D830612 Trans Cooler w/Fan 2-pc Aluminum Drums Driving Suits Standard Fire Retardant Cotton Proban Driving Suits. Race Prep'ed CV 's MCK-0250-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-930 MCK-0251-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-934 IRS Axles from Sway-A-Way™ 300m 930 Race Axles 300m 934 Race Axles For more information give us a call or visit us online @ Page 32 . August 2004 for this race. Greg Crew's #1302 off with no power steering and each had a time totaling 6: 18:38 with an had one flat while racing. They think average speed of 4 7.5 mph, which that the arm broke on either the rear gave him and his team second place. or front shocks. The pleasure was Greg drove the first lap and Javier all miine throughout the interview Valenzuela drove the last three laps with the well mannered Garit. A big with co-driver, son Chris Valenzuela. thanks goes out to FAIR for all the Throughout the race there were help with the tire changes. In second problems with the carburetor, the place was #1606 with Archie Floyd limit straps and they were not able driving the first six laps and Ryan to utilize their fourth gear. Terry Shank drove the last two laps. On Wyrembek's #1397 did not have the #2 lap the co-driver threw out any problems bringing home third his shoulder and that seems to have place for Class 13. Terry drove the been the only problem for this team first lap and Eric Jacobus drove the in today's race. Thay commented last three laps. They were very happy that they really enjoyed the race and with their finish. a good time was had by all. Class 1600: In first place with his The third place team in # 1601 # 1618 was Garit Wallace. Gar it was Joe Jeffry and Brian Jeffry. Joe and Sad Dave Wallace drove the drove the first half of the race and first half of the race and son drove had two flat tires and in the second the second half. their race started half of the race Brian had one flat. Mark Hammes was the only Class 12 entrant but he went after the course like a real pro and deserved his gold medal. J Matt Kupiec showed everybody the way as he cruised to a nice class win, all his competition failing to get the checkers. Dusty Times

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Mark Sabol was Just a smidge off the winning pace in Class 1400, he Archie Floyd seen here ready for a controlled crash, took home the Darrell Herman had troubles on the !11' and f1" laps, he finished in completed his four required laps in the second spot. silver medal in Class 1600, 12 minutes out of the class win. second spot in class 7, two hours out of the win. Third place in Class 1300 belonged to Terry Wyrempek, seen here at Third place in Class 14 was taken by Geoff Falzone, a long last lap Jason Cagle was consistent in his lap times but he was off the speed on his way to the checkered flag. _cos_ t _h1_m_di~e_a~rty_at_th~e_M._'D_'R_4~00_._~~~-~-~~-~ winning pace. He finished fourth in Class 1400. Every time they took off out of main lap times totaled 7:33:50 at a speed the last two laps. The Jonathan Rex's co-driver was Michdk Duwar. Jim Gledhill (Class 10) and Pauline pit the truck had to be push started. that averaged out to 46.3 mph. Gymer team in # 1764 came in The top ten overall finishers this Hepler (Class 5-1600). Problems for this team consisted of Class 1700: Bryan Rogers' second place with a speed average of race were Bill Wingerning (Class 1), The next event in the MDR se-a CD radio not working and an oil #1759 assisted him in a victory for 19.0 mph and a total time of Garit Wallace (Class 1600), Archie ries is the Mojave 250 on August leakinthemainsealthateventually thisrace.Justbackfromrunningin 7:53"43. Rex Lair's #1769 had Floyd (Class 1600), Barry Karakas 14, 2004, in Barstow, California. saturated the clutch line. Mainly this the longest race in the United States, troubles with the power steering bolt (Class 7), Joe Jeffry (Class 1600) With three races left in the season team was out here to have a good from Vegas to Reno this team acted and went through 32 gallons of fuel (Three of the top five finishers were it's still a mystery who will be the • time with no pressures. Gary Stairs as if it was an every day occurrence. in 140 miles. Checking on the fuel from Class 1600). Matt Towery 2004 MDR champions. Come on made it through the entire race Bryan drove the first two laps and problem it was discovered that the (Class 8), Dennis Dunn (Class 5-out and enjoy the action. See you except his final lap. The first seven co-driver Tareck Karam finished entire engine was covered with fuel. 1600), Jaime Campbell (Class 7s), in the desert. «.QB.I, HONDA Power Equipment POWER UCER. & SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS :H:OND.A • GENERATORS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES • WELDERS • WATERPUMPS • LAWN MOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS California's Largest Source lor Bonda Power Equipment Parts 8 Inventory IF WE DON T HAVE IT: NO ONE DOES/ Check Our Website: www. Kawaguchi Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 GIENERATOAS a PUMPS (323) 364-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323) 264-2136 For optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Eql}ipment. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. ©2004 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Dusty Times August 2004 Page 33

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i-i CORR AT ANTIGO The Scotts And Kyle Win Big By }. Preston Bradshaw Photos: J&L Photography It was a fantastic Kyle leDuc weekend, he took three wins in Pro-lite at Antigo in his Skyjacker Ford, seen here at landing. With much of the CORR/ Lucas Oil 2004 series taking place at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, Wis-consin, all of the CORR driv-ers were looking for a good start on the season and some familiarity with the race track. The opening weekend of the season at Dresser, Wis-consin was rained out so one of the makeup races would be run here at Antigo. So there was much to be gained or lost with three rounds of racing on tap and all the drivers were chafing at the bit to get back into action and show their stuff to their competi-tors. The opening round was the makeup race for Dresser and in Pro 4 it was Carl Renez-eder taking the win. Curt LeDuc came in second, third went to Jason Baldwin, Josh Baldwin followed his brother in fourth place, Johnny Greaves came in fifth, Al Drews was sixth, Scott Dou-glas was seventh, Steve A win and two second place finishes gives Scott Taylor the points lead in Pro-2. seen here at speed at Antigo. McCrossan eighth and Dave Christoferson, a rookie, was the ninth and final finisher. In Round 2, Scott Douglas decided to show everyone who was boss and he took the win. Second place went to Jason Baldwin, Carl Renezeder was third, Curt LeDuc was an un-happy fourth, Josh Baldwin came in fifth, Johnny Greaves came in sixth, seventh place went to Steve McCrossan, Al Drews was the eighth finisher and Dave Christoferson racked up another ninth place. In the final round of the weekend, Scott Douglas showed them all the way home as he took his second victory Scott of the weekend. Scott was in a great duel with LeDuc and Renezeder before finally taking the lead with three laps to go. Jason Bald-win racked up another second place finish, Al Drews found some sunshine and took the third finishing position, Josh Baldwin racked up another fourth place finish, Curt LeDuc ended up in fifth place, Carl Renezeder was down into sixth place, Dave Christoferson moved up a few places into seventh, Steve ·--------------------------------· I I I I I I I ·1 I I R_EDL!NE PER_fc,R_f1ANCE, !NC. LIi & N-ITAR PRE-RUN DR RACE PACIAGEI I NORTHSTAR PACKAGES FROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400HP I LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP I WE OFFER COMPLETE DYNO SERVICES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE I PROGRAMS AND AND UNMATCHED REPRUTATION FOR CUSTORMER SATISFACTIONIII (714) 777-5758 PHONE (714) 777-5759 FAX I 4531. EISENHOWER CIRCLE, ANAHEIM, CA 92807 ·--------------------------------· Page 34 August 2004 Scott Douglas had a nice weekend, he took two of three possible wins in Pro-4 and he leads the points going into Crandon. McCrossan racked up his sec-ond eighth place finish of the weekend and Johnny Greaves was an unusual ninth place finisher. Pro 2 was hard fought as ever and when the dust cleared after Round 1 it was Scott Taylor taking the win, although it was late in the race when he finally got p·ast the rest of the pack. This was Taylor's 35th win in the Pro 2 category. Second place went to Dan VandenHeuvel, Kevin Probst was third, Evan Evans came in fourth, Steve Barlow was fifth, sixth place went to Josh Baldwin, Chris Hansen was seventh in, Carl Renez-eder came in eighth, Paul Seidler was ninth and Larry Gourlie came in 10th. In Round 2, VandenHeuvel asserted himself and took the gold medal. Scott Taylor was relegated to second place, Josh Baldwin moved up some spots into third place, Carl Renezeder was fourth to the checkers, Evan Evans was fifth in Steve Barlow came in sixth, Brian Hinman was the seventh finisher, Kevin Probst was an unusual eighth, Paul Seidler racked up another ninth place finish and Chris Hansen came in 10th. Carl Renezeder took com-mand in the third round and took the win, Scott Taylor got himself another second place, Kevin Probst was back in third place, Evan Evans was the fourth finisher, Brian Hinman moved up into the fifth spot, Josh Baldwin was sixth across the line, seventh place went to Steve Barlow, Chris Hansen was eighth, Larry Gourlie came in ninth and Paul Seidler came in 10th. There were 18 entered in Pro-Lite, and, because of space limitations we will only be reporting the top 10 in each division. The win in the first round. went to Kyle LeDuc, in fact, he took all three rounds a·t Antigo, a great feat in anybody's book. Second place went to Art Schmitt, Mark Krueger came in third, Steve Federico was fourth, Chad Hord was fifth to finish, Stacey Pike came in sixth, Randy Eller was sev-enth, Jim Kandel was eighth, Javier Socia-came in ninth and Mark Oberg came in 10th. The second round saw ev-erybody trying to catch Kyle LeDuc as he took another first place. Chad Hord moved up a few spots into second place, Art Schmitt was in third, Mark Krueger was in fourth, Jim Kandel was a nice fifth place, Rick Huseman came out of the dark into sixth place, Steve Federico came in seventh, Lee O'Don-nell was the eighth finisher, Stacey Pike dropped down to ninth place and Javier Socia came in 10th. Round 3, what a surprise, Kyle LeDuc piloted his Sky-jacker Ford to another first place. Rick Huseman got it going and finished a nice sec-ond, Jeff Kincaid moved up a bunch to finish third, Art Schmitt was the fourth fin-isher, Lee O'Donnell came in fifth, sixth went to Chad Hord, Jim Kandel was sev-en th, Shayne Pagles was eighth, Mark Krueger came in ninth and Javier Socia was 10th again. Sportsman 2 i s always hotly contested and these three rounds would be no ex-ception. Mike Oberg was the big winner in the first round, Dan Badoux came in second, Ben Wandahsega was third Dan Badoux flies to victory in Round 3, coupled with a 2"' and a 5" he leads the points in Sportsman 2 aher Antigo. Dusty Times r

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Dan VandenHeuvel is second in points in Pro-2 after scoring a 2"1, a M Schmitt got himself a 2"1, a 30 and a 4" place finish in his Nissan, Mike Oberg got himself a nice win, a 4" and a 30 in Sportsman 2 and first and an 11" place finish in the Prrr2 racing. he's second in points in Pro-lite. = ====== he's 1 point out of the lead in the classification. Mark Kleiman garnered a 2"1, a 9" and a win in Stock and that puts Second in points in Single Buggy is Mark Steinhardt, he amassed Ben O'Connell had a good weekend, with a 2"1, a 10" and a win he him and his Ford in a tie for the lead in class. two wins in class at the Antigo outing. sits second in points with Crandon next on deck. in, Sam Konitzer was fourth, enth, Ross Hoek dropped a win in the first round, Mark was seventh, Bob McDermid got himself a nice second Mike Savage came in fifth, down to eighth, ninth place Kleiman was second, Dave was eighth, Al Konitzer was place, third place went to Don Don Williams was sixth, went to Dave Gwin and Mike Waldvogel came in third, Vic-ninth and Scott Beauchamp, Demeny, Keith Steele was Dave Gwin came in seventh, Savage was 10th. tor Anderson was fourth a rookie, came in 10th. fourth, Al Konitzer was fifth, Ross Hoek came in eighth, There were 20 entrants in Rhonda Konitzer came in The second round went to Victor Anderson dropped to Bob Gersmehl was ninth and the Stock Division. Keith fifth, Don Demeny was the Rhonda Konitzer (way to go sixth, Dave Waldvogel was Ken Hallgren was 10th. Steele opened his season with sixth finisher, Rick Hinman Rhonda), Scott Beauchamp Continued on page 36 When the second round was over it was Ross Hoek taking a nice win, Mike Sav-age was up to second place, Gordon Zima was third, Mike Oberg dropped to fourth place, Dan Badoux was down to fifth place, Ben Wandahsega was sixth, Dave Gwin came in seventh, Don Williams was in eighth, Ken Hallgren was ninth and Bob Gersmehl was the 10th fin-isher. In the third round, de-fending champion, Dan Badoux got his first win of the season, Ben Wandahsega was fourth, Bob Gersmehl came in fifth, Don Williams was sixth, Ken Hallgren was sev-Rhonda Konitzer mixes it up with Victor Anderson, Rhonda had a win, a 4" and a 5" and she's tied for the lead in points in Stock. Corry Heynan takes his win in round 1, with a 4" and a 30 in his pocket, he leads the points in Super Buggy. , oyota Performance ----..... ..-w....a TRD Supercharger-and Perfonnance Parts Specialist A6d · Power: upto 118 Horsepower* & 119 lb--fttorque* Dusty Times "'4. 7L v.a. Power Ina-ease dependent on appl!caOon AvailabfeSupercita~r Applicatio~ Land Cruiser and LX470 (1998-2003, 1995-1997 t-6) 4Runner(2003 V43, 1996-2002 V-6) Tundra (2000-2003 V43, 200~2003 V-6) Sequoia (2001-2003 V-8) Tacoma (1997-2003 V-6) Other models: Matrix, Corolla, Camry, Solara Smog Legal (50 states), Full Kit includes ECU add-on, 12 Month Warranty byTRD (Mien lnstaNed by Cabe Toyota) Secure Shopping Cart and Ex.elusive Low Pricingr pet1onTJance. com August 2004 TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT AUTHOl~IZED DEALER Vlsltiu10,000 ft. parts sllc:M!ooolfiQrehooto: TOYOTA ·2895 Long Beach Bvfd.,Beach, CA. ~0806 '. TOLL FIIEE: ,'877-803~2223 EMAIL: Page 35 I I I l ---l

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I I ' ( I I I I I I I -l I Second in Pro-4 points is Jason Baldwin, he had a :Jd place and a A :Jd, a ,?I and a !Jh place finishes put Mark Krueger and his Nissan Ross Hoek gives it his all, he had two eighth place finishes and a pair of :!Ill places and he's ready for the Crandon adventure. into 4'1' place in points in the Pro-lite group. win, he sits :Jd in points in Sportsman 2. Ryan Mulder dices with Schwalbe and Wallace. Ryan had a 4"', a Third in Single Buggy points is John Fitzgerald, he took a 1flh, a 1st Matt Gerald had a nice win, a pair of 7"' places and Matt sits third in points in the light Buggy competition. 14'1' and a win and he sits third in Super Buggy points. and a 4'1' at Antigo and he can't wait for Crandon. down in seventh place, Randy of dust settled we saw Corry Olson was eighth, Herman Bar-Zimonick was eighth, Mark Heynan taking a very nice win, num came in ninth and Paul Kleiman was way down in second place went to John Heynan came in 10th. ninth place and Mike Boyd Mason, Todd Wallace came in Round 3 had yet another finished in 10th place. third, Ryan Mulder was winner as Ryan Mulder took Round 3 in Stock went to fourth, Steve Krieman was the checkers. Scott Schwalbe Mark Kleiman and he was happy fifth, Scott Powell came in had a nice second place fin-about that. Keith Steele came in sixth, Scott Olson was sev-ish, Corry Heyn an came in second, Scott Beauchamp was enth, Scott Schwalbe came in third, Scott Powell came in third, he had a great three eighth, Tom Schwartzburg was fourth, Gary Nierop was fifth rounds, Rhonda Konitzer was ninth and Ray Rayeski, a across the line, Mike Geiser fourth, fifth place went to Vic-rookie was the 10th finisher. was sixth, Scott Olson came in tor Anderson, Don Demeny When Round 2 ended it was seventh, eighth went to Tom came in sixth, Al Konitzer was Steve Krieman taking a nice Schwartzburg, John Mason seventh, Rick Hinman came in win, Gary Nierop came in sec-came in ninth and Herman eighth, ninth went to Dave ond, Mike Geiser came in Barnum came in 10th. Waldvogel and Randy Zimonik third, fourth went to Corry There were 23 Single Buggy was 10th to finish. Heynan, Tom Schwartzburg entrantt and it was a tough Super Buggy was out in was fifth, Scott Powell had an-battle for all. When the first force with 27 cars chafing at other sixth place finish, Todd round ended we saw Mark the bit. When the first round Wallace came in seventh, Scott Steinhardt taking the win, OBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6!5 $135.00 $145.00 & up Centerline Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6 $129.95 $135.95 15 x10 $146.95 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 36 (702) 247-1266 · We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX Mike Seefeldt came in second, Todd Crump was third, Adam Guberud was fourth, Jace Shubert came in fifth, Jason Janusz was sixth, Terry Fitzger-ald came in seventh, Brad Erickson was eighth, Cissy Baldwin, a rookie came in ninth and Leonard Lindquist was the 10th finisher. Round 2 saw John Fitzger-ald taking a big win, Mike See-feldt was second again, Bob Blaney was the third finisher, Todd Crump was fourth, Brad Erickson came in fifth, John Svanda was sixth, Jace Shubert came in seventh, Terry Fitzger-ald was eighth, Allen Plawman was ninth and Adam Guberud came in 10th. Round 3 had Mark Stein-hardt taking another first place. John Svanda took a nice second place, Mike See-feldt took third, John Fitzger-a 1 d took fourth, Allen Plawman was fifth, sixth went to Terry Fitzgerald, Brad Erickson was seventh, Jason Janusz was eighth, Adam Guberud came in ninth and Todd Crump was 10th. Light Buggy had 31 ready for battle and battle they did. When the first round ended we saw Matt Gerald taking the gold medal. Ben O'Connell came in second, Jeff Virnig came in third, Craig Metz was August 2004 fourth, Tracy Peebles came in very nice win. Second place fifth, Chad Dewall was sixth, went to Greg Stingle, Todd Greg Stingle was seventh, Lemke came in third, Steve Todd Lemke was eighth, Jamie Oman was fourth, Kevin Kleikamp was ninth and Nick Huth was fifth, Brad Arndt, Lemke came in 10th. a rookie was fourth, Matt Greg Stingle was the winner Gerald had another seventh, of the second round. Craig Craig Metz finished eighth, Metz came in second, Jamie Jamie Kleikamp was ninth and Kleikamp came in third, Todd Chad Dewall was 10th. Lemke was fourth, fifth went Thus it ended. Crandon to JeffVirnig, Jeff Schulze was was next up, two weeks to sixth, Matt Gerald came in teardown and repair. Dusty seventh, Chad Dewall was Times will be there with lots eighth, Steve Oman was ninth of pictures and some point and Ben O'Connell rounded standings after it's all over. out the top 10. Hopefully, theweatherwillco-The third and final round operateandtherestoftheseason had Ben O'Connell taking a will go off as planned. · Greg Stingle had a 7"', a 1st and a :!Ill at Antigo and that gave him the points lead in light Buggy going into Crandon. Carl Renezeder drove his Pro-4 Lucas Oil Chevy to a 1st, a :Jd and a flh. He had an !JI', a 4'1' and a win in his Pro-2 truck. Dusty Times

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CODE AT LAGUNA SALADA Accesorios Amador Night Race By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex Jose Lopez took the Class 10 win after a technicality erased the guy in front of him, Jose was happy with the decision. The best thing about a night race, in the deserts, on the Northern Baja, in June, is that it is always cooler. The hardest thing about a night race on the Northern Baja, is that the photographer is trapped the fuiling light and lots of multiple routes, on the course. Not off course, just more than one choice to get from Point A to G. Take the smoothest route if you don't want to break things but "If they ain't flying they ain't buying." The light issue can be worked out by shooting early or by setting up a monstrous, flash lighting, system. The multiple route i.5sue cannot be handled, with some luck (for example, I'm nct:quitequickenough to= from one part of the track to another, at 60 plus miles, an hour, when the cars and trucks are going by about every 28 seconds). "Some fairly boring photos." Otherwise howare things? OODE Racing has just promoted their annual night race at Laguna Salada. There were 126entrants, theweatherwas fine, ifa little windy, and the light mostly held for the first lap of the t\\-U and three lap event. Raul Montiel, outofTecate, was the only Class 1 entry and, of course, his time of 5:44:21, garnered him the gold. There were ten entries in Class 10 and onlyl\\Oof them managro to make it through the entire night and to the checkered flag. #1002 Javier Robles from Mexicali ran a blistering 3:48:09, which not only\\<On him the class but also brought him the overall, but he was set down a spot on a technicality. # 1049 Jose Lopez from El Centro went 4:50:02 for the second spot in the class but was only 18th overall. Rick St. John down from Carlsbad, Dean Watkins up from San Felipe, Federico Regala and Rick Sanchez over from Calexico, Pedro Mercado from San Diego, Luis Barragan from Mexicali, Doug Aleman over from Palm Desert and Ricardo Malo also Mexicali were all tied, with many others for44th cmrall in the pro-ranks. ln other words, they were all non-finishers for one reason or another. Richard Coronado, out of Mexicali, headed the 8 class. His timeof3:53:57 was also good enough for third overall. Ibann Javier Robles took Class 10 and the overall but a technical problem with the officials set him back to second in dass. First in the Class 8 battle and a remarkable third overall was Richard Coronado, seen here at speed in the fading light. Rubio also Mexicali, was the only other fin-isher in Class 8, his time was 6:56: 18. Elias Canchola was a no time and Juan Carlos l.opezwas disqualified. Class 5 had only three entries and they all tied for that 44th overall. Renne Labrada, Mexicali, v.ent further and lasted longer than the other t\\-U and was awarded first in class. Rafael Reyes, Tijuana, lasted long enough for the silver and Gerardo Gonzalez over from Tecate, took the third spot in this class. There were 23 starters in the Class 1/2-1600 and 12 of them made it all the way around thrice, for times. Adam Pfankuch down from Carlsbad rana3:52:26 for the win and his time was also good enough for serond cmrall in the Prodivisions. Juan Gue-vara, Calexico, was second with a time of 4:09:55 and Miguel Mexia, Mexicali, went 4: 13: 14 for the bronze. Fourth place was Jose A Soto with a 4: 18: 19, and fifth went to Victor Lugo with a time of 4: 19:55. There was only a four minute separation between the next four finishers. David Re-yez, National City, went4.32:32, Omar Trujillo, Mexicali, went4.35:25, Jaime Boquiren from San Di-ego, went 4.36: 13 and Leo Navarrete, Mexi-cali ran a 4:36:23. A little over 11 minutes separated the next three finishers. Francisco Pacheco went 4:4 2:01, Ricardo Cons went 4.44.SOand Gustmu Rooriguezwent453:35. These three drivers all race out ofMexicali. There~ 11 moreentriesinthisdasswhom all tied for that 44th spot. I mentioned the seeming disappearance of the McNeil racing organization in the last t\\-U CODE articles, well apparently Perry read one of them and decided to show up and win the Class 7 get together. McNeil's winningtimeof3:5426was alsogocd enough for fourth cmrall. Welcome back Perry. First to finish of the 23 starters in 112-600 was Adam Pfankuch, he was second Perry McNeil never tires of the fun of radng, he took the Class 7 win and he was,San Luis R.C. wasonlyl\\O minutes bade with a time of3:56-J8 gocd for the silver and Geoff Mike, El Cajon went third with a time of4:38:32. Just barely in under the wire was Gabriel Barragan, also from San Luis R.C., his time was 8:35: 17. AlejandroAlmarazandJ.AlbertoGonzalez were both no times. overall as well, a mere four minutes out of the overall. a terrific fourth overall tool Lots of candlepower was a big asset, Danny Ledezma took the Class 5-1600 win, beating 16 other class drivers. Dusty Times ::==================================================:::;-Eliseo Garcia was the big winner in the class 9 conflict, he drove hard through the dark and won the class by 35 seconds. August 2004 Inthe5-lfil"ldasssome 17 dmersroored away from the green flag and 11 of those 17 saw the checkered some four to six hours later. Danny Ledezma, Chula Vista, took the gold with a time of 4.40:25, Jesse Lopez also Chula Vista got the silver with his time of 4:53:37, and just a minute and 23 seconds bade was Migud Rc6aleswho took the bronze with a timeof4:55:20. Ernesto Arambula, Ensenada, ran a 4.58:38, Arturo Cervantes, over from Somerton, Arizona v.ent 5:02:48 and Jasper Oyer, from Parker, Arizona ended with a time of 5: 15: 18. Guillermo de la Herran, Tijuana, went S: 18:07,Jorge Mon-talvo, Mexicali, ran a 5:22:06, Arturo Islas, Mexicali went 5:31:52, Frank Sanchez, Ti-juana rana5:44.13, and Eduardo Pena, Mexi-cali finished the class with a 6:06:56. Six Continued on page 38 Page 37 I I l I . l I j I l j ~ I I I I I I

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The coveted win in the Safari Class went to Heriberto Chavez, he Second place in the 112-1600 battle went to Juan Guevara, seen Rene Cuevas was the second finisher in the Class 7 battle, he was took the win with a mere 13 seconds in hand. here at speed, as the darkness closes in on the racers. only two scant minutes out of the class win. ,/... Jesse Lopez got his Grainger sponsored car into a nice second place Raul Montiel was the only entry in the Unlimited Class 1 category and Second place in the hotly contested Class 9 battle went to Juan in 5-1600, seen here in his great looking car."-'-ue=",_n_· t-'--es_s_l_'h_an_s,_'x_h_o.=u=rs=. ==~;.,M.,;;;ay~o;.,ra;.,l=J.;.,r.~., =h;.,e=w.=a=s=a;,,;n==ly~ 3;.,5;.,s;.,ec;.,a;.,n=d.;.,s;.,o;.,u=t ;.,of=t='h;.,e;.,c=la;.,s;.,s=w.=in,;;·====s other well know names were tied for the 44thspoc. In Class 9, Eliseo Garcia over from Ense-nada barely got the gold. His corrected time was 5:04: l 0. The silver finisher, Juan May-oral, Jr. out ofMexicali was only 35 seconds At Right: Hector Pimentel took the gold medal in Class 14, he ran fast and was third overall in the Sportsman category. ~, .. back with a 5:04:4 5 and the brome winner, Eric foheralso Ensenada ran a dean 5: 10:01. SergioAbleAw;ta, another Mexicali driver, Ten started in Class 11 and when the dust cleared it was Miguel Mexia taking the win by a fit.tie QY'!f_ six minutes. Fu•I Sat•·• "Pro c,11· is our tap-of.the-line racing cell that comes ready ta • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless super-tough, triple coated construction • 10 year Bladder warranty • Safety loam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience installandil'sback,dbya e . full 10yearwarranty. l'or mor. info c&.ll or writ.a to: El SAF lirc.rat:t ~/J'Ui-1 Sat:e 250 S.JL 'f.u:iler Avenue Jt,ecDond, OJl 9775.6 -Jllldlr&Cds aoo-•33·652' , SU-923-6015 http://www. f'uel.•at:•. cca Page 38 v.mt5:35:05, T reySommers, Escondido, ran a 6:04:41, Cesar Cervantes came in with a 7:05:0 l and Ramon Nunez went 7:21 :34. Cetvantes and Nunez both race out ofMexi-cali. Six other drivers were all no times. Ramon Guerrero, Francisco Fernandez, Troy T ubhs, Daniel Reyes Rodolfo, Wilhelmy and Carlos Mejorado, had various problems throughout the evening and didn't make it to the green. Class 7S was again headed by DanStreet, Jr. from San Diego, his 5:08:39 led the pack of eight start qi; of which four finished. Sec-ond spot >M:nt to Willie Valdez from Ense-nada, his time was 6:50:04. Jose Diaz ran a 6:50:34 for third, and Refugio Fonseca 'M!nt 7:38:52. Diaz and FonsecadriveoutofMexi-cali. Two gentlemen from Tecate and two others from Mexicali, had no times. Eduardo Rodriguez and Sergio Duran, Mexicali and Alberto Iriarte and Manuel Villareal, Tecate = non-finishers. The last of the Pro classes was Class 11, it had 10 starters and seven of them finished with times. Led by Miguel Mexia with a 4:05:08, first, Willie Valdez, second with a 4.11:33 and Francisco Escareno third with a 4:39:02, this always competitive das.5, put on a great show for friends and funs alike. Rob-erto Raoogo, En.5enada,jll5tbarely~ the trophy stand with his time of 4:40:39 and Abundio Pichardo was fifth with a time of 4:49: 15.Sixthspotv.mtto Danie1Sala.5with his time of 4:55:46 and Rene Valle was sev-enth with a 6:38:43. All of these other, Class 11 finishers, race out of Mexicali. Luis Carapia, Tijuana, Hugo l.amora, Ensenada and Roberto Verduzco, Mexical~ = all no times. The Sportsman das.5 had to only run l\\O laps and all the reported times reflect that fuct. Hector Pimentel headed Clas.5 14, his time of3:30: 15 earned him the b'Qld and was also quick enough for third overall in the Sportsman fidL Jcr.e L Sanchez ran a3:58: 15 for second in das.5 and three others= no times. Federico Prieto, Rodrigo Obeso and Jason Landman had theirc,.vn problems dur-ing the night and never saw the green. In Class 15 Jose Gutierrez over Tijuana, ran a very quick 3: 13:28 for the class win and his time also got him the first overall in the Sportsman category. Everardo Garcia went 3:54:41 for second and Cadoo de lo.5 Paloo, ran a 3:56:46 for third place. Garcia and loo Paloo are also from Tijuana. Cesar Gutierrez >M:nt fourth with a 4:05 flat, Juan Jose Perez, fifth, with a 4:20:47 and Javier August 2004 Jose Guiterrez was fast, so fast that he easily took the Class 15 win and he was the fastest of all Sportsman categories. The Class 18 win went to Austin Farner, he drove his Ford to a nice win and he was second overall in the Sportsman category. Dusty Times ,,

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,. 01' buddy Willie Valdez took home a silver medal in the 7S dass, he Jose l. Sanchez took the silver medal in Sportsman Class 14, no one A nice second place in Class 11 went to Gilberto Arreola, 5 minutes had troubles along the way and was well down in time. else in that dass finished the race. out of the win, seen here in his neat looking bug. Second place in the Sportsman Class 15 went to Everado Garcia, Jorge Rivas drove his good looking Ford pickup to a nice second Raul Maya drove the tires off his Safari Class bug, he finished a mere seen here at speed in his neat looking car. spot in the Class 18 fracas, seen here working the suspension. 13 seconds out of the dass win after four hours. Gomez went 5: 15:21. Jesus Lopez, Damien isherin thissixentryfiekl, his time, 5:41:22. place went to Ja;ue Delgadowithanadjustro All in all, a good way to spend a Sarur-thank all the mlunteers, the drivers and Sanchez and Luis Carlos Vasquez were no Miguel Jimenez and Gustam Rojas didn't time of 4: 14:43. Fourth place went to Lor-day evening/night on the Baja. The num-crews the friends and the families, and of times. make it to the green flag. enzo Dojaquez, 4:22:38, fifth to Gabriel her of entries in these CODE promoted course, the many fans ofoff road racing. AustinFarmer,outofRamona, took his Thealways-popularSafariclasswaslast Angulo with a 5:31: 19, sixth to Ruben races, just continues to grow and grow. Thenextoutingwill betheORWl.asode shark infested Ranger to a 3: 16:50 fur the out of the blocks, and5e\ell of the 11 starters Valenzuela, 6:31:28, and se\enth to Miguel The competition also gets a little fiercer Amistad Grand Prix on the 31st of July. Oass 18win and his time was arofarenough finished with times. Heriberto Chavez was Dario in at 7:23:44. David Morquecho, Al-each time out. We have old timers and Call CODE for information on this or for second Ollerall in Sportsman. Jorge Rivas the quickest with his time of 4:06:30. Just 13 fredo Gonzalez, Luis Francisco Leon and first timers and the fan and participant any other issues. As always, hope to see you went 3:43:53 for second and German Ra-seconds back, after the adjusted times, was Victor Gurrero were all non-finishers and interest builds with each succeeding race. somewhere on the Baja. The interest and mirez ran a 4: 10:07 for third. Ramon Raul Maya with a 4:06:43. If-you miss one completed the evening in a 12-way tie for The people at CODE do a great job of partidpationjustkeep;growingandgrowing. Hurtado, Mexicali, was the only other t1n-shift, does it cost you I 3 seconds?!? Third 20th overall in this Sportsman class. setting these events up. They want to, again, Take care and via con Dios. ~ ICIIVG&~"'O&OGY 714.530.8701 • FAXT14.530.BT02 12842 JOY STREET, GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840 WtNtlV.Jci-oo,'IJ Dusty Times August 2004 2.5" --€11!!!£., Need coil springs? (all King Shocks! We have custom and prodvdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today/ Page 39 I I I I - • I

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I I I I. CORR AT CRANDON Taylor, Baudoux, Heynan and Metz Double Dip By]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: J&L Photography Corry Heynan was victorious in both rounds at Crandon, he leads the Super Buggy points by 18 and figures he just getting started. Ah, Crandon, where it all began 35 years ago. It's a terrific venue for the off road racing sport. It's a great track, fun and difficult to drive with great spectator viewing and great aa:ornrnodations. Rounds 4 and 5 of the CORR Lucas Oil Series was ready to go in late June and CORR had amassed more than 130 driv-ers to rontesttheir status in the short rourse off road racing world. The Pro 4 contest was a gocx:l one, in the first round Johnny Greaves took a nice win and set hin1self up for the rest of the weekend Jason Baldwin had aserond place for his efforts, Curt LeDuc took third, Carl Rene-zecler came in fourth, fifth place went to Josh Baldwin, rookie Dave Christoferson was sixth, Al Drews came in seventh, Steve McCrossan was eighth and Scott Douglas came in ninth. Round 2, Pro 4 saw Johnny Greaves taking another first place, he was not to be denied. Carl Renezeder took the second spot, Scott Douglas got back in form and took third, Jason Baldwin had a fourth place finish, Curt LeDuc can1e in fifth, sixth place went to Josh Baldwin, Steve McCrossan was seventh, Al Drews came in eighth and Dave Christoferson was ninth. The top five in points in Pro 4 are: Jason &ldwin-74, Renezeder-72, Cooglas-70, Greaves-69 and LeDuc-64. The Pro 2 contest was a Scott Taylor affair as he flexed his muscles in both rounds. In Roum;I 1 Taylor had his first big win, Carl Renezeder came in second, Dan VandenHeuvel came in third, Steve Barlow was fourth.Josh Baldwin was fifth, Paul Seidler can1e in sixth seventh place went to LarryGourlie, Brian Hinman was eighth, Kevin Probstwas a kmg ninth plaa: and Evan Evans dropped way back to 10th after leading early on. Round 2 in the Pro 2 category had a few surprises but not at the top as Scott Taylor again took the gold medal. Carl Renezeder took another second place fin.. ish, Evan Evans got onto the podiwn in third place, Kevin Probst improved his per-formance to fourth, Larry Gourlie came in fifth, Steve Barlow was sixth, Paul Seidler came in seventh, Brian Hinman got him-self another eighth place, Josh Baldwin was well back in ninth place and Dan YandenHeuvel found himself finishing 10th. Johnny Greaves launches his good looking Toyota on his way to a double win at the Crandon contest for Pro-4. Scott Taylor won the gold medal in both Pro-2 heats at Crandon, seen here throwing lots of dirt in his Skyjacker Ford. Points standings in Pro 2 are: Scott Taylor-87, Carl Renezeder-72, Dan YandenHeuvel-61. Tied for fourth place are Evan Evans and Kevin Probst, each with 55 points. Pro-lite had 18 entries and when it all settled down in Round 1 Rick Huseman was on top of the heap. Steve Federico came in second, third went to Chad Hon:!, MarkKruegercameinfourth, Lee O'Don-nell was fifth, Shayne Pagles was the sixth finisher, Mark Obergwas seventh, Stacey Pikewaseighd1,JavierSociocame in nind1 and Josh Hintz, a rookie was 10th. Jeff Kincaid was the Round 2 winner in Pro-lite, Chad Hord picked up the silver medal, Steve Federico took the bronz.e, Rick Huseman had a fourth plaa: finish, Art Schmitt was fifth, sixth place went to Mark Krueger, Lee O'Donnell came in seventh, Randy Eller moved way up to eighth place, Don Ponder came in ninth and Mark Oberg came in 10th. The top five in points in Pro-lite are: O1adHord67,KyleleDuc-65,RickHuse-man-62, Mark Krueger-55 and Steve Federico and Art Schmitt are tied for fifth place with 54 points each. Sportsman 2 had a couple of good rounds of racing and the star of the show was defending champion Dan Badoux as he swept to the win in both rounds. Ross Hoekcan1einserond, thirdwenttoMike Oberg, Sam Konitzercame in fourth, Gor-don Zima was fifth, Don Williams came in sixth, Ben Wandahsega was the sa,mth finisher, Ken Hallgren came in eighth, Bob Gersmehl was the ninth finisher and Dave Owin came in 10th. In the second round there was no change in the leadership as Dan Badoux took his 19th Sportsman 2 win in his long career. Don Williams took a nice second lace, Ben Wandahsega mCI\-W WJ)f Up to a third place finish, fourth place went to Ken Hallgren, Ross Hoek came in fifth, Sam Konitzer was sixth, Mike Oberg dropped to a seventh place finish, eighth place went to Bob Gersmehl and Gor-don Zima was the last finisher, placing ninth. Dan Badoux took both rounds at Crandon, he's won three of five races in Sportsman Craig Metz took no prisoners at Crandon, he won both light Buggy heats in his In Sportsman 2 points, Badoux has a 2 this year and he has a big lead in the points. keen looking car. He leads the points in class. Jeff Kincaid won the second round at Crandon, Jeff is cun-ently tied Mike Oberg really flies high, Mike finished a disappointing :;d and ?" Steve Socha had a good weekend, he took a first and a fourth in the for seventh place in points in Pro-lite. at Crandon, but he's 2>tl in Sportsman 2 points. rounds at Crandon and is currently eighth in points. Page 40 August 2004 Dusty Times

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II Cart Renezeder took a ,,., and a 2"1 in Pro-4, a pair of 2rids in Pro-2, Steve Bartow and Josh Baldwin mix it up at Crandon, they are tied for Curt LeDuc flies his Skyjacker Ford towards a third place in round 1, he was fifth in round 2 in the Pro-4 competition. he's second in points in both division. sixth place in points in Pro-2. pointsea No l= than 23 Super Buggies were on hand at Crandon and when the first round was in the books it was Cony Heynan tiling his second and third wins of the 2004 sea.son. SoottSchwalbe took a nice second place, Ryan Mulder came in third, ol' buddy Aaron Hawley was fourth, fifth place went to Soott Pa.veil, Mike Geiser came in sixth, Steve Krieman wasse-.mth,John Mason was eighth, Tcxlcl Wallace came in ninth and David Johnson finished 10th. Jason Baldwin collected a second and a fourth finish at Crandon, Jason leads the Pro-4 points in Pro-4. Dave Waldvogel took the win in the first round at Crandon, he's tied for fifth in points in the Stock class. In Round 2 of the Super Buggy con-test itwas Cony Heynan, once agam tak-ing the gold Ryan Mulder was right there in the second spot and Mike Geiser came in third. Gary Nierop moved wayupwith his fourth place finish, David Johnson was way up into fifth place, John Mason came in sixth, Todd Crump was the seventh finisher, Todd Wallace came in eighth, SoottOlson was ninth and Tom Schwartz. burg was the 10th finisher. whopping87,Mike0bergisserondwith 69 points, RoS-5 Hoek is third with 63, Ben Wandahsega is fourth with 59 and Don Williams is fifth with 55 points. In the Stock Division, the oompetition is hot and heavy and in the first round it was Dave Wakk.ogel tiling the win. Mark Kleiman had a nice second place, third Dusty Times place went to Keith Steele, Rhonda Konitzer came in fourth, fifth place went to Don Demeny, Al Konitzer was sixth, seventh went to Randy Zimonick, rookie Scott Beauchamp was eighth, Rick Hinman came in ninth and Rod Wells finished 10th. 1he serond round in Stock saw Mark Kleiman tiling his second win of the sea-son. Keith Steele was right there in second place, Rhonda Konitzer was third to fin-ish, Victor Anderson came way up for a fourth place finish, Don Oemenytookhis second fifth place of the weekend, Soott Beauchamp took a nice sixth place, sev-enth place went to Tim Konitzer, rookie Bob McDermid was eighth, Rod Wells was ninth and Randy Zimonick finished in 10th place. Points standings in the Stock Division are: Mark Kleiman-79, Keith Steele-73, Rhonda, Don Oemeny-56 and Scott Beauchamp and Dave Waldmgel are tied for fifth place with 54 At. the end of the fifth round in Super Buggy the top five in points are: Cony Heynan-86, Ryan Mulder-64, Mike Gei-ser-48, John Mason-46 and Steve Continued on page 42 "'-. • Re-buildable • Internal Reservoir • Proven Performance • Mounts In Any Position Skyjacker's Platinum Series BIG GAS Shocks have Proven Performance. They've been put to the test by race champions such as Curt LeDuc, Kyle LeDuc, and Barrie Thompson in some of the most rugged off-road races and CORR tracks imaginable ... and finished in the winner's circle a• The Biggest You Can Get time & time again. • ,,611.Popular Applications • Massive 2" t.D. Piston Bore • Race Inspired Wafer Valving • Position and Velocity Sensitive • External Poly Bump Stop on Shaft To get the BIG GAS Shock that's right for your application call 1.866.4.BIG.GAS 1.866.424.4427 August 2004 The Skyjacker Motor Sports team continues to dominate with top five standings in CORR Pro-Lite, Pro-2, Pro-4, JeepSpeed, and Best In The Desert. To get more info visit Page 41 -' j "''

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--r I I L I I I ' I ~ Evan Evans was a disappointing 101' in round 1, he was :Jd in the Ross Hoeck had a second and a fihh in the rounds at Crandon, Ross Steve Oman racked up a pair of fourth place finishes at Crandon, Steve is currently tied for sixth in points in Ught Buggy. second round, he's tied for ,,,. place in points in the class. is third in points in the Sportsman 2 class. Krieman45. roundthespotllghtwasshiningonCraig JeffSchuhewaminthinandTracyI\!ebles When the checkers flew for Round 4 Metz, he took the win in both rounds. came in 10th. in Single Buggy, itwas Steve Socha taking Second in Round 1 was Jamie Kleikamp, Craig Metz was on top of the podiwn the big win. MarkSteinhardttooka nice JeffVtrnigcame in third, St:aieOman was for the light Buggy second round also, serondplace,MikeSeefeldtcameinthird, fourth, Ben O'Connell came in fifth, inforserondwasGregStingle,thirdplace Brad Erickson was fourth, John Fi~r-OiadDewallwassixth,GregStinglecame wenttoBenO'Connell,S!f!YeOmantook akl came in fifth, sixt;h went to Bob Blaney, in seventh, Brian Bloomquistwas eighth, fourth place, again, Tracy Peebles came seventh spot went to Adam Guberud, Ja-son Janusz came in eighth, ToddCrwnp was ninth and Daniel Martin was the 10th finisrer. 1n the second round of Single Buggy, MikeSeefeldttookhis firstwinof theyear, Mark Steinhardt was second yet again, Adam Guberud was third to finish, Steve Socha was fourth,John Rtigera]d was fifth again, Bob Blaney took his second sixth placeoftheweekend, TerryFi~dwas seventh, Heather Sulliwn came in eighth, Todd Crwnp was ninth again and Jace Shubertcamein 10th. Points standing; for Single Buggy after five rounds are: Mike Seefeldt-80, Mark Steinhardt-73,John Fitzgerald-55,Adam Guberud-48 and Todd Crwnp has 46 in fifth, Brian Bloomquist came in sixth, Stingie-70, Ben O'Connell-67, Jamie MattGeraldwasseventh,JamieKleikamp Kleikamp-52 and Matt Gerald 48 dropped way down to eighth, Nick points. Lemke came in ninth and Steve Schuch So the Crandon event came to an was the 10th finisher. end, Topeka is next on the schedule The point standings for light Buggy and the class contest will start all over after five rounds are: Craig Metz.. 76, Greg again. See ya there! · points. No less than 29 cars started the light Marfc Kleiman and Keith Steele dueled a bit, Mark took a 21d and a 1" and leads In Single Buggy, Mike Seefeldt took a third and a first place in the rounds and '4ike Buggy races and at the end of the first Stock points, Keith took :Jrl and 21d, he's 21d in Stock points. _in_e_n1~·0~,y1_'ng~ the~ po_1_'n_ts_le_a_d_in_c!._ass_. _____________ _ RACINGSHOX i/t;"""··.,~~ -~ Page 42 August 2004 Dusty Times

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super Auto cross 2004 By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja-Mex however, lots of persons up north and others from around the world, have come to know its potential for all kinds of vacationing. Whale watching, snor-keling, deep-sea fishing or just lounging on the playas, all help put our visitors at rest. Of course there are other ven-ues, which are somewhat noisier and somewhat dustier? SCORES' Baja 1000 has finished here several times over the past 30 years and of course, there are several local racing organizations that promise their own off road races here throughout the year. And now, finally, to the reason for this story, and the reason for our third visit, this far south on the Baja. In 1964 the Federal Government with support of the city constructed a baseball stadium in the center of the city. No, it's not PetCo Park, it is the Stadium Arturo Cena!, where the lo-cal pro baseball teams and others play throughout the year. And up until 2004, that is all that was seen there, baseball. Enter Francisco Monroy and friends. Some 2800 cubic yards of earth, rock, sand, !ors of recycled wa-ter; and about one month later, the area known as second base, in that other sport, becomes the start/finish line of the first ever, Stadium Style Race in the Baja Sur. All you had to do was convince the Tony Monroy enjoyed his races, seen here launching his truck into Evan Evans was the big winner at the La Paz showdown, his Chevy local government that it could be done and that the 2800 yards of race track would disappear before the games on Thursday and Friday of thefollowingweek. Maybe invite some well-known, stadium style racers, down from the states. Have a parade around the Malecon, as part of the promotion, and then on Saturday and Sunday night, just possibly, the 700 horsepower trucks would be able to hit a few of their own style home the ether at the La Paz short course race. was not to beaten this weekend in paradise. La Paz, the city, has had numerous the city of Loreto to the north. dents of the city are worker citizens; · incarnations. Beginning in the 1500s Located on the Sea of Cortez, about involved in all types of industry. In fact, with a few zealous missionary types, up 130 miles north of the tip of the Baja there is only about five percent of the to and including the mid 1800s, when Peninsula and some 900 miles-plus area, that section along the Malecon the colony, which was to become the south of San Diego, the city has grown (dike in Spanish), which even qualify as city in our story, was finally settled. In to over 180 thousand souls. Even touristy. The rest of the city is the home-fact, it became the Capital of Baja Sur though most of today's visitors see La town of artisans and business people, in 1829 after a hurricane destroyed Paz as a tourist stop, most of the resi- boaters, fishermen and several small PIKES service center Baker, California Celebrating 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ... THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours M b•1® 01 SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! industry types who have all gathered in what has become, a wonderful place to visit and/ or to live. It wasn't always, as the name im-plies, "The City of Peace". In fact the first tourists/ explorers/visitors found it a little less than hospitable. There was no "Visitors Bureau" in place and the perceived desolation seemed insur-mountable at times. (The US govern-ment didn't even think it was worth fighting for during the Mexican-Ameri-can wars). Several attempts at settle-mentwere less than successful during the early days and it wasn't until the early 1800s that the city was incorpo-rated. Since that time many things have changed, but many others have stayed the same. Of course, going from one to two hun-dred souls to a hun-dred and eighty thou-sand, going through one or several hurri-canes, has had to have its effect. But, delight-fully, much of the beau-tiful landscape has re-mained just as it was when those first mis-sionaties came ashore. runs. The Mayor of La Paz Victor Guluaite, who is an ardent supporter of Off Road Racing in the Southern Baja was the prime mover in getting this, the first stadium race ever, off the ground. Guluaite, who is also running for the Governor of Baja Sur, will even be a co-driver during this year's Baja 1000 on its run to La Paz in Novem-ber. There were multiple laps, run by multiple classes, on both nights, and the compilation of all that activity de-cided the winners of said event In some cases it was a three-generation family event, in some cases a mother/ son event, in some cases a father/ son event, and of course, the inevitable cousins. In some cases, persons who had never done any stadium style racing hit the 3/8ths of a mile track and much to the delight of several thousand spectators they and the race were hugely success-ful There were cycles and quads, there were Class lls and 7s, there were Pro Trucks and Trophy Trucks, even a Class 12 and as the dust settled and the fire-works display burned away the win-ners were all presented with trophies and checks. In the Open Motorcycle class, Luis Fernando Perez came away with 96 points and the gold. There was a tie between Israel Cruz and Jose Miguel Carballo. While each had 84 points, Cruz was awarded the silver and Carballo came away with the bronze. In what was called the "Four-cylin-der Open class a very heated contest took place, both on and off the track. After all the laps, a couple of protests, and when the last checkered flag dropped, and all the disagreements were settled, Godgi Zazueta had 86 points and the third spot. Adrian Alvarez had 92 points and second place and after the family dispute and those fore mentioned protests were settled, Enrique Zazueta came away with 98 points and the class win. Matt Carter, out of Pacific Beach, who spends a lot of his time racing down here, came away with the Class 7 win. His 100 point score bested Mickey Monroy Maya and Diego Robles Camacho, who each earned 88 points over the two days of racing. (An asid~) Mickey is part of the three generations mentioned above. Oh yes, Mickey, the son of Francisco, is 11 years old. A rather large 11 yearold, but an 11 year old, Class 7 driver, nevertheless. "Look out off road world, here I come!" Tony Monroy, the older son of our promoter, took the bronze in Class 8. This Monroy is 15, and is following in the footsteps of Grandfather and Fa-ther. Tony earned 63 points, all on Sunday, since he was a dnf on both Saturday trials. Olegario Gonzalez got 71 points and the silver while Francisco Diaz who is very much into off road racing and was instrumental in the pro-moting of this Super Cross Race (in fact, he was the course manager), came away with 96 points and the coveted gold. The fmal class, which was called the Show Class this weekend, was, of course, the fan's favorite during both evenings. There is something about the sound, and in this enclosed space, the feel of 700 horsepower coming t life and do-ing its job. And Showtime it was. Evan Evans with his significant other and his mom, Dolly, Father and Son Curt and Kyle LeDuc, Larry Gourlie and his fam-ily, all taking time off from the CORR series, and trucked all the way down to La Paz, to help stage a great race for all the fans who showed up at the gates, and on some of the surrounding roof-tops, both nights. (Cheap Seats.) Our promoter Francisco Monroy, who was every place during the rest of the event, took the wheel of his Trophy Truck and joined with Francisco Diaz who moved up from the earlier Class 8 fray, to help put on the show of shows. As a photographer covering this particular event I was up close and per-sonal. At one point I was perched on La Paz has resisted being called just a sea-side tourist resort, Kyle LeDuc in a Chevy? I don't believe it! Actually, Kyle borrowed the truck from Evan Evans and helped make the evening. the edge of the visiting team dug out (remember, this is a baseball field, all 378 feet to the center wall), when Curt LeDuc went by in a left turn slide and all 700 horsepower throwing all that sand and dirt all over the photogra-pher. Needless to say I pro-tected the camera and then moved away from that par-ticular spot, post haste. Do you know what 700 horse-power sounds and feels like when it passes 10 feet in front of you at speed? Up close and personal. Continued on page 44 Page 43 August 2004 Dusty Times

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Matt Carter flies his Ford Pickup to the Class 7 win in la Paz, Matt All big winners, Larry Gourlie (L}, Curt LeDuc (R) and Evan Evans Tony Monroy, 15 years old, Class 8, Mickey, 11 years old, Class 7 definitely had a great time in Baja Sur. pose with a not too happy looking trophy girl. and Francisco, age unknown, Trophy Truck all had a great weekend. Francisco Diaz hustled his Class 8 all weekend and he was the big class winner. seen here at speed. Not racing, but just a short trip from the track is the calm and quiet world of sailboats, peace and serenity. abound If you have a motorcycle, or a quad and want to have a lot of fun, call the race promoter in La Paz. (Info in Trail Notes.) Again, when it was said and done for this show class, Evan Evans was the top point winner and took the gold with 25 points Curt LeDuc garnered 23 points and took the silver while Larry Gourlie came away with 21 points and the bronze. This event was the first of three sta-dium races to be held in La Paz during 2004. The following two will be in FOR AACE FA.~S ONLY Dusty Times August and in November. cisco Diaz as the overall event man-Senior Monroy said, like many ager stated that he wanted to thank other things, nothing of value can be all the participants and their teams, created without much help. "I would all the spectators, and of course, all particularly like to thank Ignacio the volunteers from the various city Higuera, the off road main Judge, Vic-agencies. Members of the off road tor Martinez, who was in charge of community and their families were timing, and Alfredo Rubio, who was also a very large help. "Of course, we in charge of all the flag work." could have done nothing without the Monroy, who teamed up with Fran- support of Mayor Guluaite and the August 2004 city of La Paz. And last but certainly loon to see if there would be support not least, my heartfelt thanks to my for stadium style racing here in La Paz. Father and the rest of my family, for From all indications the fans loved it. their continued support, over the The drivers had nothing but positives years," Monroy said. to say about the event, and I'm sure Take a look at all the photographs. that the local businesses had to have They help tell the story, not only of profited from the competition. We the race, but they help to illustrate can only hope that there are lots more some of the beauty, which is La Paz. to come. See you somewhere on the This first race was sort of a trial bal- Baja. Via con Dios! ==.11111 Page 44

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Page 45 Lest We Forget 22 Months Later The south tower collapsed at a magnitude of 2.1 on a seismograph, The north tower collapsed with .a magnitude of 2.3 according to Columbia University in New York. The San Francisco Bat area earthquake in 1989 had a magnitude of 7.1 1 s mllllon square feet of office space was destroyed at the worid Trade Center, more than three times the amount of space in the sears Tower in Chicago. 430 businesses with 50,000 employees from 26 countries called the world Trade center "The Office" 1,337 vehicles were crushed when the towers collapsed, including 91 New York City Fire Department vehicles, a llttle more than halt ot all the fire vehicles in Louisville, Kentucky. The Salvation Army served 3,231,681 meals at the world Trade center site from September 11, 2001 to May 30, 2002. Wal-Mart sold 116,000 flags on September 11, 2001, an increase of 100,000 compared with September 11, 2000. All flags were made in the USA. 80 wedding ceremonies were scheduled at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel from September 11 to September 17, 2001. 47 couples cancelled because of the national tragedy. $900,000,000 was raised by the end of 2002 from the Department of Transportation's $2.50 per passenger ticket fee to help pay for aviation security. 120 Jet aircraft were stranded at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport when United states airspace was restricted to military aircraft only. DON'T EVER FORGET August 2004 . ., Dusty Times

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MIKE SMITH FABRICATION INTERVIEW The Herbst Boys• "Herbst Boys" By Daryl "No Brakes" Drake Photos: 3-D Photography & renophotos .com The Smith Crew. Vince Natali, Mike Smith, Jeremy Johnson, Todd Gorsuch, Don Christianson and Lance Petersen (not pictured) Keep the Herbst Boys in the winners' circle. Since my father returned Wilson's 1967 Baja 1000 win, from a trip to some snowy the ensuing 30 years of Class l mountains complaining that victories would be dominated VW's were passing him and his by the classic rear-engined Jeep Overland 4WD wagon, RWD design. even with his 200+ lb. buddy But at contingency for the perched on the right front 1997 SCORE Fireworks 250, I fender, I've actively followed had my first glimpse of the fu-the course of off road develop-ture. The stateside debut of the ment. Our family was soon latest from the highly respected shed of the Jeep and, in 1962, I Herbst team out of Las Vegas. learned to drive our Revmaster-Wow! I thought. powered '56 sunroof in the RaceShock's Mike Arthur said hills and fields north of Hemet, it's not a truck, I said it's not a California. I was just eight at buggy. "Well then," said the time. And for 50 years or Arthur, "It's a TRUGGY!" so, Dr. Porsche's basic design By the end of Lap l, I was WAS the fast way to go, in the lamenting the end of an era, rough. "Those type IV's and flat-sixes Certainly for off road rac-are going to obsolete in Class 1 ing, officially starting with Vic by this afternoon." ERPRECISION.COM 2865 Gundry Ave. . 'Ila/ Hill, CA 90755 'HPFans h f.!/1 Coolers DHvlng Suits Rod End Boots Neo Synthetic OJI Pedormance Plumbing 1iBW" ~~ 562-427-2375 Where did this thing come from? I'd watched the always red Herbst entries move up from fours to some of the an-griest-sounding Porsche sixes in the early 90's, but this was something completely different. Meanwhile, in 1966 Mike Smith was born in Arcadia, California, and i?rew up there, attending Arcadia High, and, by his own admission, "messed around a lot." One of the kids he messed around with was the young Robbie Gordon. In 1985, he went to work with David Kreisler at Raceco and started his career in off road design and fabrication. fie'd never even taken metal shop in high school, and started as a parts washer to develop his skills. "I wanted t do it and did it." By 1989, he'd moved on to helping the Venables, as Russ and Robby campaigned the "ol' hay hauler" in Class 8. Stretching his wings, he joined the Nissan road race ef-fort but found it "real boring - I definitely didn't want to do that!" So he joined Robby Gor-don in 1991, but whe n CART came calling in 1993, he left RGR and started building pre-runners. He soon met Troy Herbst and started building pre-runners and chase trucks for the boys in red. Tim, Ed and Troy Herbst were still running The Herbst Motorspo,ts Trophy Truck and Class 1 race car occupy center stage in Mike's ultra sanitary facility. The Herbst pre-runners are also a major part of the Herbst/Smith racing program, do we see lots of travel? how fast the Smithbuilt pre-runners were. "I told them, 'This is noth-ing compared to what you could really make go!' and they really liked buggies so I built them a new two-seat car and its first year out we lost the cham-pionship by just one point!" laughs Smith now. This gave Smith the green light he needed, and the race-builder relationship blos-somed. "We got an old Jimmy Smith truck, redid it and raced that awhile," says Smith, not men-tioning that the team still cam-paigned vigorously in Class 1, "then built Troy's Class 1." The Ford-Smithbuilt would make its maiden run at the 1997 Baja 500 but broke a lower A-arm. "We brought it back, did a little more testing -it was still very new -turned it around at Barstow (si-te of the Fireworks 250) and got eight or nine flat tires and still won the Overall!" I recalled to Smith that I had been very impressed that day. "Oh, yeah," he grinned. "It came out of the box, it was the second race, we'd capped off calipers, broke rotors - every-thing! They [the Herbsts] were kind of new to that!" Smith had designed the front suspension for the car and I asked him about those wild upper A-arms. "Easiest way to make it was out of alumi-num," said Smith. "There's so much angularity in the top A-arm that I knew it'd be best to ~ Flt::!_; . .~·~ the flat-sixes Either it's the five speed manual transmission from a n d we re the Trophy Truck or it's a Saturn V Booster engine. shocked at You decide. Mike's greatest creation, five year old Zane Smith, a serious competitor in the BMX ranks. Page 46 August 2004 Dusty Times

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Mike Smith's hand is dwarfed by the massive Trophy Trvck transfer case, seen here all bright and shiny. Big power requires big cv's, these are custom built and must withstand significant abuse during their lifetime. make this one piece." Does Smith use CAD design? "What I'll do is, I'll draw it on a piece of paper and then enter those points on a CNC and ac-tually just machine it. So there is a drawing -per se -but it's more like a DFX file. It just shows a full scale arm and then you just move [the cursor) to a point out here," demonstrating with his arms, "and it just shows 20 inches here, here's 14 inches, etc. There are no num-bers on the print, it starts at zero right in the center." Look-ing at my confused face, he laughed, "It's actually pretty simple." (An unnamed Checker [Jeff Hibbard?) told me the same thing back in 197 5 the first time I tried to adjust VW rear torsion bars at home!) Along with the SCORE se-ries and selected BITD events, Smith and his crew also get in-volved with the Herbst Motor-sports effort in the Long Beach to Catalina ski-boat race every year, but don't have any other clients, unlike many other off road race shops. Exclusive to the Herbsts, Smith says, "It would be a con-flict of interest if you did some other race team's race. cars. Someone would think they're not getting your full attention. Plus I don't think you could - I couldn't. And I want to go there [a race) and win." The Smithbuilt Trophy Truck, the race car, and the pre-runners are constructed and maintained at Mike Smith Fab-rication, a modern 7 500 square foot facility in Hunting-ton Beach, California, replete with a Herbst-red tiled bath and shower room. I didn't ask where they found the red com-mode. Six technicians, including Smith, make up the staff. "Which is a little on the light side," says he. I remarked how Ivan Stew-art had suggested that the best way to get into racing as a young person was to "find a shop and pick up a broom," when I had interviewed him on a children's ·television program back in the early 1980's. "That's the truth though -it really is," agreed Smith. "In all forms of racing -you can't re-ally teach somebody - I don't You need lots of tires in your radng effort and the Herbst/Smith team has lots of BFG's ready to go on the vehicles. Dusty Times Serious competitors in all facets of their lives, the Herbst's had Mike fabricate a serious sand car for the dunes. The Smithbuilt facility is exclusively devoted to Herbst Racing. Located in Huntington Beach, sometimes sunny and always cool. know if there's a school - Is come to like Laughlin, it's been there such a thing as a 'racing' good to me and hard, too. school -I've never heard of one. "But nothing is better than Driving, yes, but there's not a the smile Jerry [Herbst Motor-school to -like to build these sports patriarch) gives us when cars." we win. Absolutely the best guy Smith's favorite race on the I've ever worked for, that guy's SCORE circuit is the Ensena-something else!" da to La Paz version of the I noted that he's been the 1000. "But any of 'em. And I've first to make a 4WD live in th~ Trophy Truck ranks, the MacPherson/GM effort of sev-eral years past being fa st but unreliable. "It has been a huge chal-lenge. We designed huge c.v.'s and continue to improve the design. The transfer case was designed by Dennis Cook at the X-Factor and we've made some small changes. But all-in-all, it's been pretty good -pretty reli-able. "The transmission has been the biggest thing. The auto-matic wouldn't take it and that led to the manual we have now. The problems with the auto we saw in the Class 1 just got mag-nified really quick with four wheels loading it instead of two. And we put a little more power into the truck." The new 39-inch tall tires ac-tually weigh less than the 37-inch BFG Projects with liners, but do have a bigger flywheel effect, says Smith. And when I offered my theory about the ratio of u n sprung weigh vs. sprung weight, he opined, "The [high sprung) weight is a big ad-vantage if you can keep every-thing from breaking. Make it big, but keep it balanced. I be-lieve the heavier car does work to your advantage off road." Feeling brave, or masochis-tic (Mr. Smith being much larger and stronger than your humble scribe), I asked him about the term "Truggy." I be-lieve I had used it in print first, and passed it along to Dusty Times' own Judy Smith and into the vernacular. Smith soured, "I never really liked the word 'Truggy.'" Sens-ing my palpitations, the easygo-ing Smith relented. 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The United States In Iraq Here is a list of things that have happened in Iraq recently, thanks to United States Armed Forces. • *Over 4.5 million people have clean drinking water for the first time ever • *Over 400,000 children have up to date immunizations • * Over 1500 schools have been renovated and ridded of the weapons that were stored there so education can occur • *The port of Uhm Qasar has been renovated so grain can be off loaded from ships faster • *School attendance is up 80% from levels before the war • •The country had it's first 2 billion barrel export of oil • *The country now receives two times the electrical power than it did before the war • * 100°io of the hospitals are open and fully staffed compared to 35% be~.,re the w~r • * Elections aa e taking ~•ace in every major city and city councils are in place • * Sewer and water lines are installed in every major city • *Over 60,000 police are patrolling the streets • *Over 100,000 Iraqi civil defense police are securing the country • *Over 80,0~0 Iraqi soldiers are patrolling the streets, side by side with US soldiers • *Over 400,000 people have telephones for the first time ever • •Girls are allowed to attend school for the first time ever in Iraq Statistics provided by Ray Reynolds, SFC Iowa Army National Guard, 234.,. Signal Battalion Dusty Times August 2004 Page 49

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MIKE SMITH FABRICATION INTERVIEW continued from page 4 7 term now, I don't think any-thing of it anymore." Moving on, I asked him about the difficulties in field-ing two unlimited entries: "It was easier with Troy's Class 1 and the old (Trophy) Truck, a fair amount of interchange of parts and processes. Now with the 4WD, it's very, very differ-ent. It's fast but complicated. We use about 45-50 people, Herbst family, friends, employ-ees and volunteers for a loop race like San Felipe, 90-100 for a Baja 1000. I go on the pre-runs, tests, everything. I don't think the vehicles have ever been out without me." With the exception of the engines, prepared by Shaver Specialties, Smith and crew do all the necessary work between races. The cars come com-pletely down and have 90% new components at the next race. New bearings, heim joints, bolts, etc. "We don't use any bolts more ·than once. Coolers might go three races, then we rotate them out. New alterna-tors, new water pumps, the environment we run in ruins just about everything. Atten-tion to detail is paramount. Quick turnarounds are bru-tal. The week before Parker, I'm working on San Felipe, betting engines here, all this stuff here so when we come Page so back everything is ready. The guys, Todd and Jeremy, did a good job getting the cars turned around for San Feli-pe, the quickest in the season. "We magnaflux all the sus-pension parts, x-ray the alu-minum. I keep mileage on all the parts and all the parts get cycled out after a certain amount of time. Like the top A-arms get replaced before each Baja." "I'm thinking about elec-tronic control for the exter-nal bypass in the future. I've checked out electromagnetic variable viscosity systems. Neat, but I don't know if it's ready for what we're going to put it through. We recorded shock temps of 580 degrees at San Felipe." Where would Mike Smith like to see the sport in ten years? "I don't know," he grins. "Mexico similar, stateside some changes. I'd like to see the courses go back to stuff like Barstow, Primm -rougher instead of races on graded roads to a very small rough section. I'd like to see it get back to that really rough off road racing. "It's an off road race, isn't it supposed to be rough?" In his spare time{?}, Smith enjoys life at home in Hun-tington Beach with his wife Debbie, daughters Tatum, Tess and Tamber, and son Zane. "He the BMX'er, nationally rated Number 1 in the six and under division after one year of competition. He's just turned five, started at three. It's the only racing I can af-ford," laughs Mike. "A bi-cycle." .. ·,,:cw During congressional Hearings regarding the Ap-propriations Bill that funds the Department of The Inyerior, Congressman Duncan Hunter proposed on amendment that restricts the usage of fees paid by visitors to The Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA). His proposal suggested amending the Bill to prevent the US Bu-reau Of Land Management (BLM) from using fee demo money for environmental monitoring studies. He argued that the fee demo program ap-proved by congress was never meant to cover the cost of such studies. Resource Committee Chairman Congressman Rich-ard Pombo spoke in favor of Congressman Hunter's pro-posal, pointing out that a re-cent biological monitoring study performed by the BLM in the ISDRA cost almost $1 million. The entire cost of the study was paid out of the $3.8 million in user fees collected during the previous year. Dur-ing the same year, no new on-the-ground facilities were August 2004 added to enhance the recre-ation experience. Pombo also insisted that the National Fee Demo Program was never in-tended to cover environmen-tal efforts. The House minority leader, Congressman Dicks from the state of Washington, ques-tioned Hunter to make sure that he understood that demo fees were being used to pay for environmental studies. Dicks then pointed out that he worked with Congressman Regula to draft the original Fee Demo legislation and he agreed that fee demo money is being misused by the BLM if it is paying for environmental studies. The vote to approve Con-gressman Hunter's amendment was overwhelmingly approved by congress. The inappropriate use of fee demo money in the IS DRA was brought to the attention of Congress by Roy Denner, President and CEO of the Off Road Business As-sociation (ORBA) when he was invited to testify before the House Resources Sub-committee on National Parks, Recreation, and Pub-lic Lands in Washington, DC. His testimony was offered on behalf of the American Sand Association, the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, the California Off Road Vehicle Association and the San Diego Off Road Coalition as well as the Off Road business Association. Denner cited the situation in the IS ORA as a "fee demo program gone awry. He sug-gested, "User's fees are being spent to perform biological studies that may ultimately be used to close even more public lands to public use." Denner says,"it's good to know that some of our elected represen-tatives listen to the concerns of their constituents." California Off Road Recreation Groups Retain Lobbyist in Washington, D.C. The American Sand Asso-ciation (ASA), the California Association Of Four Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WD) the California Off Road Vehicle Association (CORVA) The Off Road Business Associa-tion (ORBA ) and the San Di-ego Off road Coalition (SDORC) have jointly re-tained the firm of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, in Washing-ton, D.C. to help promote off road recreation issues in Con-gress and with the Executive Branch of the federal Govern-ment. Sonnenschein will provide counsel in the areas of federal government relations and public policy management as it relates to access to public lands and off road recreation issues. The leaders of the above named groups decided at a re-cent meeting that lobbyist rep-resentation on Capitol Hill is a necessity. The Sonnenschein firm is well qualified to represent the OHV communities interests in Washington, D.C. SEMA Board Votes To Support ORBA ~ Land Use Efforts The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Director's has pledged financial support for the ORRA effort to keep public lands open for public use, SEMA President Chris Kerstling stated that "SEMA recognizes the significant ef-fort that ORBA has contrib-uted to keeping public lands open to vehicle access. Many SEMA member companies market products that are used extensively by the off-highway vehicle recreation industry. SEMA is a non-profit trade association represent-ing businesses. SEMA mem-bers include a wide range of businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell all types of automotive after market spe-cialty equipment. "We are extremely excited about SEMA's support for our efforts, ORBA's primary thrust today is to put a stop to the massive closures to ve-hicle access that are taking place in this country. Unfor-tunately, in many cases litiga-tion becomes the only course available to fight this battle" says ORBA President Roy Denner. Attention Pit Tean1.s Send us your pit tales, whether they be of success or woe and they will be featured on these pages (space permitting). Although publication dates vary monthly, material received by the first of the month will generally be considered for the next issue. Submit all material to: DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Dusty Times

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-POWER E STEERING THOMAS£LEE Engineering LEE MFG. CO. 11661 PENDLETOK&TREET SUN VALLEY, CA.91352 FAX (818) 788-2687 (818) 788-0371 A full line of ~ St~ gears, pumps and acceuorie9 for any type of racing. Magnaflux and Zyglo facilities available. •custom Chassis •Race Prep •Aluminum Work •Welding •Magnaflux FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 1320 ARROW HWY LA VERNE, CA 91750 (909) 596-4076 (909) 596-5497 FAX KENT LOTHRINGER . Assembly • Machine Work • Parts Ken Major 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C • Santee, CA 92071 (619) 596-0886 A-e4~.NC.NA..FT. R= .P~ SeDtJ • Nets • Limit Straps • Bags 10928 Wheatlands Ave. Suit~ B Santee, CA 92071 619/449-9455 • Fax: 449-9454 (818) 886-4446 (818) 772-6470 fax 18641 Parthenia St. Northridge, CA 91324 .offroad .Road Course .Orag Racing .OVal Track .Fabrication ■Welding .Chassis and Suspension Specialist I YOUR. OFF-ROAD Catch us o_n the Net! SPECIALISTS/ PHONE:(714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 2366 E. ORANGETHORPE AVENUE, ANAHEIM, CA 92806 MIKE MENDEOLA 290 Trousdale Drive, Su~e I & J Chula Vista, CA91910 (619) 691-1000 24 Hour Fax (619) 691-1324 .#iifllfilllil'Ci -COIIPO.NEtff.S FOft .eHASSlS FABRICATION ~'""' • ~~~ • .~!l~.M~ stifler Moua• 01.& Waterf3ollle tioldin . . ·e· 399.E . .Hanl&on.lJnitD Corona, CA 92879-1313 .(909) Z12,.,4272 Tom Moxley 43455 Business Park Drive, Temecula. CA 92590 Phone (909)587-0101 Ext.120 619-562-5533 Off Road Fabrication and Design • Sand Cars • Trucks • Race Cars • Prerunners • Rally Cars • Custom Function/Strength/Safety/Pride Made by Hand in the USA 8966 Benson Ave., Suite D Montclair, CA 91763 JOHN MOSELEY 909-949-8161 Ow~r/Fabricator Fax 909-949-8162 DFFRDAD ENGINEERING Pre-Runners • Race Cars &: Trucks • Long Travel Sand Buggies Custom Chassis • Suspension • Cage • Sheet Metal Lifts • Shocks • Tires • Wheels • Accessories (805) 522-4499 Lance Fuller 2280 Shasta Way #115 Fax (805) 522-4590 Simi Valley, CA 93065 MOTOR WORKS INC. 1490 ISLAND A VE. SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 619-233-8875 800-841-1014 FAX 619-233-4137 ~}, • 1 1 t I •, \ I )._ f I I J • 1 , , I·. \l<H OIH.'YCl.f \I.\Clll'.\I \\ ()J{l,,. s·1 RI n OR ("()\ (l'l Tl no, llllll" -' ; '-11-~\ "'; 1:1 IIH 111·1'1 \ / "I \t~, I 11~'-1 111· 11""'• '-I \I lll.l'I.\U.\IL\ .. l".CR\Sldilll\l)l\(i.111 \TIRF\l"l,ci : -- - -28355 INDUSTRY DR. 1412 ._,._.L.. Valencia Ca 91355 Jim Moulton 661-29S-0253 Mso· •t.l ,,, Jr.,,. •4w;14 t••4•,, • YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE GNlllONS • DISTRIBUTORS • WIRES ... AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1 490 HENRY BRENNAN DR., EL PASO. TX 7SS3E 1915) 857-5?nn • Tfr.H LINE 1~15) 855-7123 • VISIT OUR WEB SITE www msd1gn1t1on COIT" TUBE BENDERS ¼" TO 3'' 0.0. Capacity Models Starting at $279.00!!!! M-TECH SUPPLY TUBE BENDERS • PIPE BENDERS • TUBE NOTCHERS RING ROLLERS • COLD SAWS • ABRASIVES 4B0-725-2B76 Dune Buggy Parts Race Car Parts Foreign Car Parts New Truck Acc. Dept. Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 1 (800) 231-8156 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, AZ 85365 (520) 783-6265 • FAX (520) 783-1253

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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. Read-ers are advised to consult appro-priate local or state authorities for information before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: 2003 MDR Class 500 Championship car. This car has been com-pletely rebuilt during the 2003 racing season. There has been no expense spared at all, and can be verified by calling the numbers listed below. This car has been completely race prepped and is ready for racing, and, or pre-run-ning. Many spare parts will be included, ie, torsion bars, front trailing arms, tires, bearings, etc. Pay your entry fee and go rac-ing. 2003 Baja Motor-sports chassis, built July, 2003 Type 1, 2276cc, new July 2003, 091 trans by Dave Folts (prepped after each race), new 930 cv's, new torsion bars, new PRP seats, new hardtop body, 2 ½ Fox coil-over fronts, 2 ½ Fox bypass fronts, 3" Fox bypass rears, new July 2003, new 5 point racing belts (August, 2003) all new link pins, shims, trail-ing arms -upper and lower. Selling price $22,500.00 Any questions, please feel free to call me any time. Chris Bowman Home 909-982-2890, Cell 909-743-6568 Baja Shop Motorsports 714-279-0778, Dave Folts Tranny 562-694-5591, Dyno Shop (Jim Behrens) 626-443-5691, Mike Arthur (shocks) 909-208-4298 FOR SALE: Class 10/ 12 2 seater. 100% Tig welded Tatum chassis. 1835 Wik Plentum. MD4S Howe PCI, Fodrill Arms, Carbon fiber top. 2 sets of panels, 30 gal Fuel safe. Mid-Bore Hubs, TCS Axles, 2 Kenwood ra-dios, 8 BFG or Centerlines. Many spares, Kings, $33,500.00. Ready to race Keith (928) 763-1417. Killer legal pre-run truck, 1972 Ford with late model body (smog Exempt) alum dash, Fox Coilover and bypass rear, on a four link system with Ford 9" inch, fully caged, awe-some condition, car show win-ner. This real pre-run truck has a 390 ci Ford with C-6 fully built trans, all top of the line parts, excellent attention to detail, very dependable and fun to drive, prepped and ready, also has 6 disc CD, A/ C, four wheel disc alum radia-tor. $29,500k OBO. Ref # 897. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: Jimco 1/1600 1" 2003 SCORE Points and True Grit. 1" Laughlin, Laughlin Leap, San Felipe and Baja 500. New FAT motor, CNC disk brakes, PCI, FOX, Mastercraft. Prepped and race ready. $19,000.00. Spares available. Call Eric Allen (760) 497-5669. trader/ eric. · FOR SALE: 1998 Class 10 Lothringer, 2 seat A-Arm. Great finisher! Season Champ! Professionally main-tained after every race by Lothringer Engineering. WIKs type 4 motor, Men-deola 5 speed, Fortin shifter. Mastercraft, 33 gal-lon fuel cell, Fox shocks, en-gine roll cage. GPS, PCI ra-dio, intercom, Flameout. Duel Parker Pumpers, bat-teries & coils. Many spare BFG's. Ultras and Center-lines. Spare body panels, safety gear: complete pit boxes with tools, spare parts and fluids. Jacks, fire extin-guishers, dump cans, on board tool bags, much more! Includes flatbed trailer. $38,000.00 Contact Terrie Tavis. (909) 335-117 5. FOR SALE: Groff Motor-sports Toyota Camry V6 3.2L MoteC M48 Multi-port Fuel Injected Race engine, FAT Per-formance prepared, (incls. Ex-haust Headers, complete Mgmt Sys. & Harness.) A Class 1 Carbureted version of this en-gine won the 2003 SCORE Championship. $12,500.00 (818) 349-5861. FOR SALE: 1991 Raceco 091 Bus Trans 1835 VW Fox Shocks, BFG tires, UMP Air filter, Class 10 Or 12 14" of travel front, 20" travel rear, radios and dump cans, $8,000.00 or best offer. Michigan. (248) 685-1156. FOR SALE: 1985 Ford F150 extended cab, 3 seat, only 350 prerun miles since rebuild on motor, trans, new drive axles, new Heims, new paint, new dash & rewiring, 21" front travel, 24" rear travel, Custer coilover & by-pass shock ea. wheel, air bumps, 4 link, equal length I beams, center swing steering, 408ci small block, 500hp, Mogi C6 trans, 4 wheel disc brakes, remote power brakes, PCI race radio, AM/FM/CD, A/ C, 5 5 g a 1 fu e 1 c e 11, much to list, call for more info, very fast, $40,000.00 OBO Brian (562) 619-9686. FOR SALE: Class 10 BITD Champion Race Car, 98' Bunderson "A" ARM, Single Seat, VW 180 HP, Mendeola 5-speed, King Shocks. All spare parts, complete prep, numerous new and used tires and wheels. $38,000.00. Call Steve @ 308-548-2264 or email Ex-Robbie Gordon tractor trailer, 49ft trailer, Stain-less cabinets, work benches, full awning, Snap On Tool boxes, huge belly boxes, hy-draulic lift gate generator, air conditioning, work lights, end mill, 1989 Peterbuilt, 18 speed, 150k miles on tractor, refrigera-tor, water tank, under floor storage, 120k OBO Ref #896, photos are on website. Call Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117 or check us out at FOR SALE: 1999 Ford Ranger Pro Lite, Geiser Brothers Chas-sis, Esslinger Tall block & head, dry sump, Howe P/S, King, Beard, Cone axles, 10 bead locks & tires, extra body, etc. Ready to race. $19,900.00 OBO (623) 512-0196, (623) 332-0959. FOR SALE: *Street Legal and registered* Pre-Run or Fun, Full Roll cage, Beard Seats, 5 point harness, Fuel Cell, Saco Rack. Safe-Safe-Safe. New Motor and Trans. The most reliable Pre-Run-ner you will find. Ready to go. $3,300.00 Trailer $7,000.00. Call Brian (310) 505-0626. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Chenowth Class 1 Unlimited. 3.6 Liter Porsche. Jeff Fields auto tranny. Bilsteins up front/ Kings in rear/BFG's on Robby Gordon Bead Locks, Fortin P.S. New Mastercraft Seats/Summers Rear Hubs/ CNC Brakes. 35 gal Fuel Safe Cell. Spares available. Race Ready. $50,000.00 (858) 395-4565. FOR SALE: Raceco Racecar, Large Foddrill Spindles, Summers Floating Hubs, Fox Coil Over front and back, CNC Front Hubs, Progressive front Beam, Setrab Oil Cooler. This is a late Model Design no a old Torsion bar car, two light bars on car, very well main-tained. Less motor and trans can mount what ever you want. $17,500.00 OBO Tim Scalzo (949) 218-3316. FOR SALE: Class 10, Honda, Mendeola, Fox, Kartek, All the good stuff, very fast, very clean, ready to race, car has lots of wins, $40,000.00. $45,000.00 w/en-closed trailer. Call Frank. 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DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO KEEP DUSliJli1m1s Dusty Times REPORTING THE OFF ROAD NEWS! Remember ! ! ! ! ! ! Dusty Times is always asking you To support our advertisers. The advertisers are the people who, through their advertising Dollars enable Dusty Times to Keep you informed on the -off .road world and, it also allows us to be able to print your picture every now and then. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS!!!!!!!!!! August 2004 FOR SALE: Major/ Fat Type 4 2800cc very low mile, duel We-bers, Porsche shroud and alt, 009 w/ electronic pick-up, w/power steering bracket, Supertrapp, duel voltage reg, this motor is plug it in and go. $7,000.00. OBO Tim Scalzo (949) 218-3316. FOR SALE: 1996 Ford F150, 392 CI Windsor mo-tor, aluminum heads, custom headers, Aluminum radiator, aluminum tranny cooler, rear 4 link 24" travel, 3" King Coilover, Currie 9 inch, Mogi C6 tranny, custom Sway bar, Tig welded chro-moly cage by James Gang Racing, AutoFab fiber glass, Beard seats, Crow seat belts, custom beams and radius arms 16" travel. $35,000.00 OBO or painted to your spec for ? Contact Casey (714) 270-8783. FOR SALE: Ford Pro Truck, Fresh M otor, Prepped & read y t o race . Spare trans, rear e nd, susp parts, many more/Spa res H.l.D. Lights in car camera, Color gps. Winner o f 2004 Parker 425, Baja Mex 300, BITD 2003 Championship. John (661) 259-4845. FOR SALE: Raceco Racecar, 3 race radios, 1 base antennae, 2 Bell helmets, Fire Suppres-sant on board, wired for ra-dios, 2 dump cans, gas pump for 50 gal drum, extra tires, Type 4 motor, 2666cc built by FAT. 22,000.00 obo (626) 575-3547 Ext 0. FOR SALE: Donovan SBC 350 all aluminum, Corvette big valve heads, Edelbrock in-take, Edelbrock carb, HEI w/ Acee! super coil, Roller Cam, Roller Rockers, Steel Crank HD Chevy Pink Rods, SRP Pis-tons, 10.5 to 1 comp, GREAT DEAL. $7,500.00 OBO. Tim Scalzo (949) 218-3316. FOR SALE: Street Legal-1973 Ford Fl00-Class 8 Le-gal Chevy 350 Motor-2 Bil-stein shocks w/bump stops per wheel-$40,000.00. (6 19) 203-1112. FOR SALE: Class 3 Jeep "77", 401, 550 Hp AMC, Turbo 400, Dana 60 rear w/ spool, Dana 44 front, Swayaway shocks, Parker Pumper 34-gallon cell, BFG Baja Terrains, Quadratrac, Au tometer, Art Carr, remote trans cooler, lights, radio, lots of spares, race ready! Just Reduced. $22,500.00 OBO (623) 566-4828. Automobile Installers/ Mechanics for emergency vehicles. Experience in radio and specialty parts installs a plus. Must be reliable and have own tools. Applications being accepted at Woodcrest Vehicle Center, 18885 Van Buren Blvd. , River-side, CA 92508, Suite 4A or call Danny Gonzalez (909) 776-0048 ext 236. WANTED: Class 5 Unlim-ited-older car-Convertible or hard top for Pre-Runner. Call & leave message. (559) 301-1502. _INDb.XTO AD\lb.Q. Tl6b.Q.6 Baker Precision ................................. 46 Bilstein ............................................... 17 C&R Racing ........................................ 27 Cabe Toyota ...................................... 35 Carrera ............................................... 10 Coast Resorts ...................................... 9 Dezert People -Triple Down ............. 42 Fabtech .............................................. 44 Fuel Safe ........................................... 38 ISCO ................................................... 14 Kartek ................................................ 31 Kartek .................................................. 4 Kawaguchi Honda .............................. 33 KC Hilites ............................................ 2 King Shock Tech ................................ 39 Light Force Engineering .................... 25 McKenzie Off Road ........................... 32 MOR Productions ............................... 29 Mojave Desert Racing ....................... 23 Nevado Off Road ............................... 21 OMF ................................................... 26 Pacific Customs ................................. 15 Parker Embroidery ............................ 16 Parker Pumper .................................. 13 Parker Pumper/Competition Air ....... 30 PCI Race Radios .................................. 5 Pike's Service Center ........................ 43 Race Ready ........................................ 50 Racer X .............................................. 12 Redline Engineering .......................... 34 Ronco Plastics ................................... 24 Sakata ............................................... 22 SEMA .................................. Back Cover Skyjacker Suspensions ..................... 41 SNORE ................................................ 11 Team Gordon ..................................... 28 Transaxle Engineering ...................... 47 Turnkey Products .............................. 20 Valley Performance .......................... 36 Whiplash Motorsports ....................... 19 Page 59

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