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2005 Volume 22 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 22 - Number 3 March 2005 Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Sheryl Cannon Carrera Photography Mike Chamberlain J&L Photography Jim Culp Mike Del Col Martin Holmes Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Rene Montana Byrle Moore Troy Robinson Jeff Straw Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTI TIMES: (ISSN 87 50-17 32) is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copy-right by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. snapshot of the Month ... Walker Evans digs in the nose of his Dodge pickup at the SCORE Mexicali 250 in 1980, Walker went on to win Class 8, followed in by Stan Gilbert and Larry Schwacofer. DUSTY TIMES will feantre picn1res of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picn1re used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. ' In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge by Judy Smith ....................................... 8 73,d Monte Carlo Rally by Martin Holmes ................................................. 20 Whiplash Rock To Rock by Mike Del Col .................................................. 24 MORE Awards by Ann Donaldson- .......................................................... 28 Remembrances by Mark Naugle ............................................................... 33 MORE Suck It Up 400 by Ann Donaldson ................................................. 34 Jeff Quinn The Man Behind McKenzies .................................................. 38 SNORE Awards by] Preston ...................................................... 4 2 CODE VW Autopartes 275 by Byrle Moore .............................................. 44 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................................ 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................. 6 Checkers Column by The Big Wah.zoo ......................................................... 49 BFGoodrich Report ............................................................................... 50 CORE Report by Ann Donaldson ............................................................. 4 9 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................. 5 2 Classified Ads .......................................................................................... 5 8 IndexToAdvertisers ............................................................................... 59 ON THE COVER With the Black Mountains as a backdrop, Kash Vessels drove his Jimco/ Toyota to a fifth place on Saturday, a third place on Sunday and that gave him the Class 10 win at Laughlin and 10 grand from the Jason Hunter purse. Plwto by Art Eugenio - T rackside Plwto Adam Pfankuch, in his KIT Car was the second Class 1600 on Saturday, first Class 1600 on Sunday and that gave him the big weekend win over 45 very quick competitors at Laughlin. Photo by Fidel Gonzaks -Trackside Plwto Visit Our W ebsite at Dustytimes.corn c5ubscrihe :Joda_y 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 City ,., -----------'---- ------- -St ate Zip ---------------------Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles 0 Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - I year $30.00 VS ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times March 2005 Page 3

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BFGoodrich Tires Names ~od Hall Motorsports Person Of The Year . . BFG Tires, building on a tradition in 2003, has named Rod Hall as it's 2004 BFGoodrich Tires Motorsports Person Of The Year. The award annually recognizes the contributions of teams, drivers and officials in each of the racing series that BFGoodrich Tires competes. Hall was presented the award in front of more than 1,000 of his racing peers at the Best In The Desert Parker 425 race on February 4th• To win the award, the person must have made a significant contribution to racing, both on and off the track, demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an uncompromising passion for motorsports, shown a sincere dedication to improve off road motorsports for all competitors and leave a positive and lasting mark. Great legends have risen to mythical proportions in off road racing, but none have come close to matching the accomplishments of Road Hall. With more than 160 major off road racing victories, spanning five decades, across four continents, Hall is recognized as one of the most successful drivers in off road racing history. Rod is an unusual blend of competitor and businessman. "He is a leader with a down to earth sense of humor that makes him a popular champion and a favorite among both fans and competitors" said Tom Peebles, BFG Tire Brand Director. "We are extremely pleased to recognize Rod Hall by presenting him with this award." Page4 Rod began his racing career in 1964, he won the Afton Canyon Jeep Junket, the Mexican 1000 in his Jeep CJ-5. For 32 years, Rod has raced in every Baja 1000 and he is the only driver to win the 1000 overall in a 4wd vehicle. Rod has wo~ the Mint 400 no less than 10 times, the Parker 400 10 times, 12 wins at the Fireworks 250, 12 wins at the Baja 500 and he is the only 17 time winner of the Baja 1000. Rod has won 14 major class points championships on production 4wd vehicles and more than 150 major events. No question about it, BFG certainly picked to right guy for their Motorsports Person Of The Year Award. March 200s Dusty Times 'I

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2005 Happenings ... Prescott Rally - Coef 2&3 October 29, 2005 Las Vegas Rallycross IV December 2-4, 2005 Ramada Express Rally - Coef 2,3&1 CLAIRTON Hi-JACKERS I.CO. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 CODE OFPROAD CODE OFFROAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 0ll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO March 18-20, 2005 1 OK Fmm WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (AU events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SlHTE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED TRIALS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BILL MARKUM • PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE -(714) 562-7742 EMAIL: <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AtrrOMOVILISMO SAM lAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR ArTo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SuR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY AurocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H 7 P 1 T7 (450) 622-4440 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 AU Races Are Night Races AU Races At &rona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OFF ROAD SHORT COURSE RACING & SPECIAL E VENT MARKETING 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-64 74 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NY 89121 702-457577 5/FAX: 702-64 J-2431 March 4-6, 2005 Kawasaki Team Green Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles April 1-3, 2005 Pro Circuit Nevada 200 Trail Ride April 29, 30May 1, 2005 Terribles Town 250 July6-10,2005 McMillin Nevada !000 October 6-8, 2005 TSCO Vegas To Reno December 2-4, 2005 Henderson's Terrible 300 B.O.R.E. BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES 341 W. 2575 N SUNSET, UT 84015 801-773-1651 May 14-15, 2005 Red Garter 200 July 1,2, 2005 Jackpot 200 September 2,3, 2005 El 200 BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box 411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California Cit:,, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVIUSTA/UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0ll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Dusty Times February 26, 2005 Ridgecrest Rally School February 27, 2005 Ridgecrest RallyCross March 5, 2005 Goodsprings Rallysprint - Coef I April 2, 2005 Desert Storm Rally - Coef 2 April 9, 2005 Las Vegas Rallycross I April 30, 2005 Las Vegas Rallycross II May6-7,2005 Rim Of The World Rally - Coef 2&3 June 17,2005 Ensenada Mexico Rally - Coef 3 July 16, 2005 Treeline Rally - Coef 3 August 20, 2005 Gorman Ridge Rally - Coef 3 October 1, 2005 Las Vegas Rallycross III October 7-8, 2005 Tentative CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE AflAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Count)' Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AtrroMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC CD. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AtrroMoVILIST1co SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE OFF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CONTINENT AL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 · OASA San Luis 200 San Luis, Sonora, Mexico April29-30, May 1, 2005 Grupo Tersa San Felipe 200 San Felipe, B.C. June 17-19,2005 Accesorios Amado Night Race Mexicali, B.C. August 5-7, 2005 ORW Lazo de Arnistad Gran Prix Jacume Tecate, B.C. 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Trail Notes ... SNORE RACE DATE CHANGE -SNORE has announced a change in the date of their Midnight Special race. The original date of July 29-31, 2005 has been changed to August 5-7, 2005. Make your own changes to your race schedule accordi"ngly. DONOHOE RACING & MDR -Donohoe Racing has offered a $2,000 True Grit Award in the 2005 California Championship Series. This award goes to the driver who completes all laps in each of the seven races of the series. Last year's award of $1,000 was hotly contested and was finally decided on the last race of the year. For more information contact MOR at 626-443-9320. CORR & SPEED CHANNEL -CORR racing fans from coast to coast can count on the continued coverage of the CORR Lucas Oil Series on Speed Channel. A recent extension gives the off road racing series 84 hours of race coverage on Speed Channel in 2005 and 2006, with an option year in 2007. Speed Channel has been the exclusive home of Championship Off Road Racing since 2002. The 24 hour racing network is in more than 63 million homes. "Speed Channel's hardcore viewers insist on a wide variety of racing and automotive programming," noted Speed Channel President Jim Liberatore, "Speed continues to air coverage of nearly 30 different race series, and the CORR Lucas Oil Series performs well as part of that lineup. For more information on Speed Channel, visit For information on the CORR Racing Series visit NASCAR QUALIFYING CHANGES -NASCAR revamped its qualifying procedures, guaranteeing a spot in a Nextel Cup race to the top 35 drivers in the points standings. The next seven positions in the starting field will be awarded to drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds who are not among the cope 35 in points. The 43,d and fina1 starting position will still be reserved for a current or past Nextel Cup champion. The system eliminates the old procedure of teams accruing provisionals throughout the season to gain entry into the starting fields. If a driver didn't qualify in the top 35 on speed, he had to use one of his provisionals to get in. Sta-y tuned! B ITD FORD AWARDS -Ford Motor Company has just released the 2005 Ford Performance Program. It has been expanded from 2004 and they are offering the Class 1400 Trick Trucks $10,000 for a I" place finish, $5,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3,d place if won by a Ford truck. No other manufacturer is offering any award money like Ford Motor Company. Ford has announced that $86,000 will be available in awards each race in the Best In The Desert series, a total of $430,000 in postings for the 2005 BITD Series. To be eligible for these awards you must compete in a Ford truck (natch) and also conform to some other requirements. Contact BlTD if you have and questions. Also, BITD is changing the numbering system in the 1400 Trick Truck class, similar to the NASCAR numbering 1-2 digit system. The truck owners are very happy about this and the race number will not be changing from year to year, with the exception of the # I plate, which always goes to the class champion. SCORE LAUGHLIN -It looked like a record entry as cars and trucks streamed through tech and contingency all day long. According to the final statistics there were 229 cars entered at the Laughlin weekend and 116 of them managed to make it to the finish line, just over a 50% finishing rate. The weather was good, the spectating crowd was large and everybody seemed to have a good time. The weather was quite cold for the Laughlin Leap but that too was well attended, a goodly crowd watching, ooohing and trying to stay warm. Read all about the race weekend in this issue of Dusty Times. Just turn to page 8 and read Judy Smith's in depth description of the racing. DAKAR RALLY -Robby Gordon had a very respectable 12th place finish in the Dakar Rally. Robby drove a Volkswagen Race-Taureg, won one of the stages outright but fell back in the ranks after a crash on the sixth stage. Robby came over a big berm, took the jump, but when the Taureg landed, the front wheels were in soft sand and over and over it went. It should be noted here that Robby was the first American ever to win a stage on the Dakar Rally. Also, Ryan Arciero drove a Toyota Land Cruiser in the Dakar Rally and he related that it's kinda like driving five Baja lO00's in a row. Both competitors plan on going back next year. Ryan said he lost 17 pounds during the 17 day event. OFF-ROAD MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME -To further preserve and showcase die rich and exciting history of off-roading at both the recreational and competitive levels, ORMHOF has announced plans to create a completely new interactive exhibit at the National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada says off road legend Rod Hall, chairman of ORMHOF. ORMHOF has been established to recognize and honor those individuals and organizations whose lifelong contribution to off-road motorsports has set a standard for others top follow. The scope of view iP,cJudes a variety of racing venues, design and manufacturing arenas, grassroots clubs, state associations and national organizations. "Currently, our vision for ORMHOF has developed into a reality." Said Hall, "and clearly the tremendous interest in off-roading throughout the United States is testament to the health and vitality of every level of off road motorsports. We feel confident that manufacturers, businesses, associations, clubs and individuals will find merit in joining us in our next step in building an exhibit that honors the heritage and communicates the excitement of the off-road experience." The new exhibit design calls for dramatically suspended vehicles, vthicles in various terrains, washes, boulders, etc. an interactive theater. The projected cost for the new configuration is $1 million. Hall said that off-road items and vehicles may be loaned to the museum. Items and vehicles are needed now to assist with the development of new exhibits for the current facility and to facilitate the development of the many exhibits planned for the future. For information1 to donate $ to the cause (Non Page& CowRADoH1u CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719Y:,87-9827 H P.O Box 8286 CoLORAOO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS OIL SERIES 192 N. STATE ROAD, SUITE 267 AVON, IN 46123 317-272-2827 317-272-2900 fax June 11-12, 2005 Antigo, WI Pro & Sportsman June 25-26, 2004 Crandon, WI Pro & Sportsman JulyS-9, 2005* Topeka, KS Pro & Sportsman August 13-14, 2005 Bark River, Ml Pro & Sportsman September 3-4, 2005 Crandon, WI Pro & Sportsman September 17-18, 2005 New Berlin, NY Pro Series Only TBA One additional event To be announced •Night Race-Frida:, & Saturda-y night CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, 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 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Tiumwn Count:, ORV Park, O!zmpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 l.oNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 lli:cATUR Fmm WHEEL DruvE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER ORtvE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 E..>..snRNOH--RoAD RAaNGAs.N. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WEUSVILLE, OHIO 4 3968 (330) 532-4589 E'.NsENADA BAJA Ow ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 -ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggzs & Motor9cles EsrERo BFACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CouRSE RACING VICTORIA GALINOO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FWRIDA. OFF ROAD DRIVER'S AssN. JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma:,, Noo at Davidson Racewa-y FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRtvE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASS'OCMTION 4 20 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA March 2005 GRFAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (AU races are short course, stadium st-yle Cla.sses -Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on l-80 between Omaha and Linc.oln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 22000 W. Quincy Unit B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 Fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDOOR (612) 937-3816/FAX 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/FAX:714-633-1724 March 26, 2005 MORE Barstow, CA May28,2005 MORE Lucerne Valley, CA July 6-9, 2005 Best Inn TI1e Desert Las Vegas & Tonopah, Nevada (Non points race) August 13, 2005 MOR Barstow, CA October 29, 2005 MOR Superstition Series Plaster Citv, CA December 2-3, 2005 Best In TI1e Desert Henderson, Nevada .l<AMLOOPS 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) 3 76-8466 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0FFRQAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. )EFFELROD (408) 926-0522 )IMARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMARluTA Off' ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALvAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 0ll-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuGGY BUILDERS DUNE BUGGY TRADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD ~IONSHIPS M. T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 )ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 4883 7 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quaru, ATVs and Pilots onlz MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AsSOCIATION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL; <> Short Course Series** Endurance Series*** MDRRACING CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING SERIES 1853 PARKWAY DRtvE Sourn EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 2005 California Championship Series April 2, 2005 Wild Wash 250 Barstow, CA May 14,2005 Ridgecrest 250 Ridgecrest, CA June 25, 2005 MDR400 Lucerne, CA August 13, 2005 California 200 Barstow, CA September 24, 2005 Mojave 200 Lucerne,CA Novemberl2,2005 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA MDR Productions 2004-2005 Superstition Championship Series All Races at Pla.ster Cit:, OHV Area March5,2005 Fud 200 April 23, 2005 King Of TI1e Desert June 11, 2005 Coyote Wash 200 NIGHTRACE October 29, 2005 Superstition 250 December 31, 2005 The Dash 200 M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENnruSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 March 26, 2005 Barstow May28,2005 Location To Be Announced July 23, 2005 Barstow September 17, 2005 Location To Be Announced December 3, 2005 Barstow MSBA MtCHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, Mt 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoToWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RAcING AssN. RT. #l - Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PAIATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. BUTCH CHAPIN MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valle:, Racewa-y, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley 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 ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT • GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CIASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CIASS REP. -9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Councy 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 races held at Harrison Councy Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TtCHBOURNE, PUBLIC REIATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Lou1s,MO63123 (314) 631-8140/FAX: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-0100 <www> PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRO 1600 SHOOTOUT CoREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRAClN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTRUCK 14402 BoND CoURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 February 25-26, 2005 SCORE San Felipe 250 San Felipe, Baja CA, Mexico April 29 - May 1, 2005 BITD Terrible's Town 250 Pahrump, Nevada June 3-5, 2005 SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, Baja CA Mexico July 6-10, 2005 BITD Nevada 1000 Las Vegas, Nevada September 9-11, 2005 SCORE Primm 300 Primm, Nevada October 6-8, 2005 BITD Vegas To Reno Nevada November 17-20, 2005 SCORE Baja 1000 Baja, CA, Mexico PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box 50 RICKETTS, 1A 51460 (712) 679-2221 RocK CRAWLERS AssocIATION OF A.MEll.ICA P.O. 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KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> Trucks & Buggies WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORI.D RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREMI! INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 :z:r. PROMOTIONS RENE MONTANO P.O. Box 2122 Calexico, CA 92231 March 6, 2005 Round #2 April 10, 2005 Poker Run MayS,2005 Round #3 July 17, 2005 Round #4 Night Race September 25, 2005 Round #5 November 27, 2005 GP de Campeones 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 DEIAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 Attention Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2005 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some ex-tra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: OIISliJ~IHIHII 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 March 2005 Trail Notes ... Profit 501(c)(3)to be a sponsor, etc., call Rod Hall 775-742-1503 or Bob Bower at 949-859-9126 An::,thing and everything :you can do to help promote the Off.Road Motorsports Ha!! of Fame wi!l be great!::, appreciated. MICHAEL SCHUMACHER GIVES -Formula one Champion Michael Schumacher, who lost one of his bodyguards to the tsunami last month has announced he is giving $10,000,000, that's right, ten million dollars to the relief effort. Schumacher stated, "The dawning of the new year has not been as joyful for us this year because of the catastrophe in Asia." Schumacher, looking for his eighth Formula One championship this year evidently will donate the millions to the UN Childrens Fund and to the German Red Cross. He receives a salary from Ferrari of some $30 million a year, making him the highest paid athlete in the world. On top of that he receives somewhere in the neighborhood of $85 million in endorsements each year, ranking him just behind Tiger Woods in the endorsement category. We applaud Schumacher for his generosit::, and wish him much success in the '05 Fl season. DUSTY TIMES SUBSCRIBERS -Please do us and yourself a favor: when :you are changing your address please notify Dusty Times of the approximate date you are moving as far in advance of the move as you can so we can schedule :,our newspaper delivery according!::, and :you wi!l not miss an issue. Second Class mail is norma!l::, not forwarded, it is returned to Dust:, Times and :you don't get a paper. So, pleeeeze, let us know before :you move. SCORE POINT STANDINGS -Laughlin is history, San Felipe is coming fast; here are the top runners in points, in class after one race. Trophy Truck -Dale Dondel 48, Steve Sourapas 42, Scott Steinberger 38. Class 1 -Dale Ebberts 51, Gary Weyhrich 45, Mark Weyhrich 41. Class ½-1600 -Adam Pfankuch 60, Rob MacCachren 54, Travis Fletcher 50. Class 3 -Don Moss 30, Salvador Cervantes 24. Class 5 -Chris Bowman 30, Kevin Carr 24. Class 5-1600 - Jeffrey Sack 37, Billy Gereghty 31, Marcos Nunez 27. Class 7 -Craig Turner 37, Victor Herrera 31, Barry Karakas 27. Class 7S -John Holmes 32, Tyler Fox 26, Tim Braden 22. Class 7SX -Cody Swanty 30, Jeff Lloyd 14. Class 8 -Todd Wyllie 31, Dave Raimonde 25, Greg Adler 21. Class 9 -Eric Fisher 30, Heath Mitchell 24. Class IO -Kash Vessels 58, Darren Hardesty 52, Rick Ellison 48. SCORE Lite -Robert Naughton 41, James Golden 35, Tom Watson 31. Class 1 l -Scott Pellerin 30, Steve Patton 24, Eric Solorzano 20. Stock Full -Terry Henn 30, John Griffin 24, Mark Handley 10. ProTruck -Jim Nuckles 37, Mike Voyles 31, Al Hogan 27. Sportsman Cars -Robert Fallers 30. Sportsman Trucks -Mark Growe 30. Manufacturers -Engine Builder - FAT Performance 123, Major Performance 102, Patton 82. Original Buggy Chassis -Jimco 204, Ampfly 45, Fraley 39. Sta::, tuned! F:NAL FLAG -We were saddened co hear of the passing of Don Francisco, long time friend and old time off roader. Don was a partner with Ed Pearlman in NORRA, and was in with Mickey Thompson organizing the Baja 500, the 1000, the Dam 500 and the Parker 500 many moons ago. Don raced in the East African Safari and was an inductee in the Dry Lakes Hall Of Fame as well as being an early inductee in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall Of Fame. Don was born on August 27, 1917 and slipped his earthly bonds on January 29, 2005. The family requests that donations be sent to "Save The Salt Committee", as Don was an avid Land Speeder. IN YouR THOUGHTS -Rodd Fantelli, chief mechanic and also co-driver with Jeff Stowers in his Class 8 truck, was seriously injured a few days before the Laughlin race as he prepared to load the truck and head for Laughlin. Rodd, while moving at about 35 miles per hour, had to take rapid evasive action to miss a car that was coming out of a driveway rather rapidly and Rodd rolled his truck and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with broken ribs, a collapsed lung and major head injuries. He was put into an induced coma and, as of this writing, Rodd has been out of the come for a few days, his body is working properly although he is suffering from short term memory loss. Please give Rodd a good thought as you go about your normal duties each day. We wish him a speedy and complete recovery. BITD PARKER425 -Run on February 5th, the opening round of the Best In The Desert Series was a howling success. Great weather and lots of competition made for a great race! There were 136 starters and 81 finishers, a finishing rate of 60%, not too bad for the course. Chuck Hovey was the overall winner in 7:08:38, Kyle Taylor won his class and was second overall, Jim Dimey was first in Class 10, sixth overall, Steve Staats took the Pro Truck win, seventh overall, Tommy Bradley won Class 8, Josh Hall took the win in Pure Production SUV, Greg Foutz was the Production Truck winner, Red Burgin won the 10 Light Class, Jonathan Swift won the Unlimited Mini/Mid Size Truck cfass, Rob MacCachren took the Stock Mini/Mid size truck class, Ian Jameson was the 1600 winner, Scott Douglas was the Class 3100 winner, Kevin Davis took the Class 7100 win and Scott Hewitt was the Class 5000 gold medalist. Class 5100 went to Eric Deen, Mike Barnett was the Jeepspeed winner, Dan Moore was the Class 1800 winner, Jon Louis took Class 1750 and Tim Hana was the Class 9000 winner. Look for the complete story in next month's issue of Dusty Times, lots of war stories and many, many pictures. SAL FISH HONORED -The Off Road Impact Trade Show, held recently in Las Vegas awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award to Sal Fish, CEO of SCORE International. Sal is the first recipient of the award. "It's really an honor to receive this award, I do what I do because I love the sport and to be recognized for it is really tremendous. I feel fortunate to make a living at something I enjoy so much. I started out driving in a desert race in Baja with a co-worker, having never set foot in an off road vehicle. I guess something struck a cord and, 35 years later, here I am!" In 1986, Sal and Ted Johnson acquired full ownership of SCORE. SCORE is in its 32nd year of operation, producing the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 races each year as well as other races here in the United States. Congrats to Sal. Page 7

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LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE Ebberts Wins overall By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Chris Bowman and Jerry Longo were disappointed with Saturday's results, but a stroke of luck went their way on Sunday and they took home the Class 5 weekend win. had taken their reconnaissance jump that he had the win, and he laps it was back almost to where it soared a close 155 foot distance. had been at the end of the 2004 His purse was another $3,000. Fi-race. This was a rough course. nally, in the Small Open Wheel di-After a flawless performance, Dale Ebberts finished the weekend with not only the Class 1 victory, but also the best overall time of the Laughlin Desert Challenge in his Toyota Jimco. The Laughlin Leap packed the vision there was a tie between Rob spectators in. Both the grand-MacCachren in his Fraley and stands were full and overflowing, Randy Jones in a Bunderson. Both so that the announcer was asking cars flew 96.6 feet, so they split folks to "squeeze over" and make the $3,000 purse. The funds for room for more. There were four these purses, as well as the $1,000 divisions in the Leap: Big Trucks, second place prizes in each division Small Trucks, Large c.c. Open and for the Pit Crew Showdown Wheel and Small c.c. Open Wheel. on Friday, all came from the Marty Coyne took the "Big Truck" Laughlin Chamber of Commerce. division with his ex-Robby Gordon On Friday, just as the sun set Ford Trophy Truck, looking just and other activities came to an like Jerry Whelchel did last year end, they fired up the Pit Crew when he won in Mark Post's ex-Showdown, which had just two Robby Gordon Ford. The tail of divisions. There were Trucks, and the truck dropped and the front Open Wheel race cars. Martin end tilted up so high that each time Christensen's very efficient team for a breathtaking moment, it ap- won the Open Wheel division with peared as if it would do a back- a time of 52 seconds and 51 hun-ward somersault in the air. He re-dredths, to win the $3,000. In the corded a jump of 157 feet to win Trucks Todd Wyllie's crew did the the $3,000 first place money. tire change on his Chevrolet in one The SCORE 2005 season got off to a rousing start with an entry of 229 cars and trucks all aimed at finishing the season with the overall championship. The donation of $50,000 to the overall season points fund by Kartek Offroad has spurred an in-terest in points chasing, and a con-comitant increase in entry. Kartek's funds will be distributed to the first three places in the points at the end of the year. It's a purse worth aiming for, and it seemed obvious that many ofSCORE's racers have their sights set high this year. Dale Ebberts was one of them, and he sailed through the week-end in his Toyota Jimco and fin-ished the two day event with the best overall time at I :34:41 for the 94.4 miles, as well as the Class I victory. This year's event adhered to the same schedule as last year's, with the Laughlin Leap contest on Thursday evening, then contin-gency, tech inspection and course reconnaissance Friday, with the Pit Crew Showd.own on Friday evening. Racing started at 7 a.m. on Saturday, with seven events each day. This year the schedule was switched around a bit, and the Tro-phy Trucks, instead of racing at noon, were the final race of the day, ensuring that the spectators hung a_round for the whole show. Dale Dondel had power steering trouble Saturday and no trouble Sunday and brought his Chevy Trophy Truck to the finish line in first place. Mark Growe enjoys racing his very stock Sportsman Truck class Ford because it still has some of the amenities that make a truck comfortable. He took the weekend win. Pages Almost all the clas~es did four laps on the 11.8 mile course and for the weekend each four lap racer ran 94.4 miles the same as last year's distance. Each group had a time limit, ranging from 65 minutes to 80 minutes in which to complete its four laps. It was clearly stated that even a second over the time would mean the lap hadn't been com-pleted and that would mean a dnf for the race. That's always true at SCORE events, but it seems more tragic at Laughlin somehow. The winter rains had soaked the Laughlin area and had given the course a sort of cosmetic smooth-ing over. But once the entire field The Small Truck win went to minute, five seconds and 21 hun-Shawn Wanzek in a Ford Ranger, dredths. There was second and who jumped 135 feet to win his third place money in this contest, $3,000. The Large Open Wheel of $1,500 and $500, so there were Vehicle division went to B.J. six more teams with a little extra Richardson in John Gaughan's pocket change for the weekend. Chevy powered Bunderson. It was One thing that was brand new clear from the moment he left the for this event was the use of Rally ~----...-------....... .,.,----,--,-.,..... ____ .....,,...,..,,,......,,.~..,,..,........,.., Logger boxes. After their non-per-formance at the 1000, SCORE was determined to keep using them, adding more classes and learning a bit more about their care and feeding with each race. This time they'd be on the Trophy Trucks and Classes 1, 1/2-1600, 8, 10, Protruck and SCORE Lite. They would be reviewed after each day's events. Eric Fisher and Hector Sarabia shared the driving in their Garibay chassis Class 9 car, and went back to Baja with the weekend victory. Saturday's racing started right at 7 a.m., when it was already full light, a clear morning, with a breeze (but not a howling wind) and cool temperatures. A good number of dedicated fans had already climbed up into the bleachers, and the best spots on what used to be "Freeloaders' Hill" were quickly being snapped up. This was not a freeway to watch the races any-more, as the BLM was charging $10 per carload, per day, and only four-wheel drive vehicles were per-mitted. No one was to be allowed to camp overnight up there, or at the one other place where they had the same deal. The fans who watch from the top of the ridge love the view, and don't really mind the fee. They can see the entire infield course, a mile out onto the desert course and a good part of a mile of the return trail. They say they are the best seats available. Grand-stand seats, on the other hand, and those in the VIP area, have a close view of the infield, and then a huge television screen, with shots from five different on-course cameras, showing them what's happening Brothers Eric and Terry Henn came to Laughlin for the first time with their Stock Full Hummer, and smoked 'em all, to go home with a win. March 2005 Dusty Times

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Greg Adler drove his nicely restored old Ford F-150, which used to belong to Dave Shoppe, to third place in Class 8. Mike Schwellinger restored the truck. Maybe Marty Coyne used up all his luck Thursday night in the Laughlin Jim Anderson and Dale Dondel took turns in Anderson's VW Dunrite, Leap. He flew 157 feet in his Ford and won the $3,000 purse, but and finished the weekend with a nice fourth place in Class 10. then he couldn't finish Sunday's Trophy Truck race. out in the desert. They also had easy access to concession and porta-potties. The first race was a combina-tion of five classes including Class 5, 5-1600, 9, 11 and Sportsman Buggies, starting in that order, two abreast, 30 seconds apart. The course had checkpoints, but none of them were stop checks. The only stop required was back at the start of the long straight in the infield, right in front of the timing/scor-ing team. It is the only way to be certain that these overworked folks can see and record all the car numbers. At that point it was to be a full stop. This did get difficult at times, because the soil was soft and got scooped out during the starts, making a trap for the un-wary driver who stopped at the wrong point. It was sometimes hard to get moving again. There were three Class 5 cars this year, and on Saturday George Seeley led all the way, with Jerry Longo about a minute a lap back Dusty Times in second place. Kevin Carr ran around, at 16:07, and then stayed co-driver, Raul Solano. Gereghty Garibay chassis into the lead on steadily in third. Seeley, who had in front to take the Saturday win. stayed in front through the second the first lap and just stayed there. the fast time for the day, at 14:24, Behind him Marcos Nunez stalled lap, then Solano went to the front, All the cars made it through the for his fourth lap, took the win. off the start line, but then kept it with 11 seconds to the good. Sack first lap, but on Lap 2 they were Sunday's restart, in classes with running smoothly enough to take stayed firm in third place. Behind down to three as Sigal Greenberg less than 10 Saturday finishers, second place, 22 seconds out. Billy them Hector Garcia couldn't get and his Chenowth disappeared were simply the Saturday finish Gereghty, who used to wave the his first lap done this time either, along with Mark Green. Fisher order. So Seeley was lined up with green flag for SCORE racers (un-and Michael Norris completed continued to lead, racking up the Longo's co-driver, Chris Bowman. til the racing bug bit him), showed only two. Jeffrey Holmes got three fast time for Saturday, at 17:32 At the end of the second lap Bow-serious improvements over last laps done, but couldn't manage a on this lap. He stayed in front to man had 27 seconds on Seeley. year, and took third place, an-fourth. the end, taking the victory with a Then Seeley poured on the gas and other seven seconds back. Ernie Solano recorded the fast time minute and two seconds to spare. narrowed the gap to seven seconds. Negrete was fourth about two min- for Sunday, at 17: 18, and took the Heath Mitchell was second and This got Bowman fired up and he utes later. Of the 12, only two win for the day. Gereghty, who Tim Hanna was third in his Baja peeled off a 14.25 Sunday fast failed to finish. Hector Garcia had said he'd been "pushing way too Shop chassis. time, while Seeley was towed off a problem while still in the infield, hard", was second, and Sack fin-On Sunday they started in that the track, his c.v. bolts sheared. and did no laps, while Richard ished third. Only 35 seconds sepa-order, and all five of them came Carr finished second, about 10 Garavito managed only three laps. rated third from first, and that back. Unfortunately, it wasn't minutes down. When the two day's This group, with just ten finishers, meant, when they added the two Green's weekend, as he didn't get times were added together, Bow-had their starting order for Sun-days together, that Sack had the even one lap completed this time. man and Longo had the win, Carr day "scrambled" by means of a win by a minute and 11 seconds, Hector Sarabia was in Fisher's car was second and Seeley was a dnf. random drawing. Sack was having Gereghty finished the weekend in and he went into the lead, but had It's a sorry way to start the season. a good day, and he would be num-second place, and Nunez was third, only three seconds on Mitchell. The 5-1600 cars numbered 12, ber one off the line on Sunday. with Negrete and Solano in fourth They continued their close duel and they had some close racing. Sunday's race turned into a place. through Lap 2, and Fisher had But it was relatively uneventful on tight three way duel between Class 9, also running in the first only l5 seconds at that time. Saturday. Jeffrey Sack ticked off Gereghty, who took the lead on race, had five entries, and they ram Greenberg fell out on the third Saturday's fast lap on his first time Lap 1, Sack and Ernie Negrete's four laps also. Eric Fisher put his Continued on page 10 An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio, C;Iesars & Bally s The Place LJJs Vegans OJ/I Home~ March 200s Ask About Our Spec/al Hoadllner ShOw and Room Packages Ask AbotJt our Room & Golf Packages Alta &. Rampart 1 .. 877-677-7111 $Ul'C008tCA$ll'IO-Ci)ffl Page 9

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Ron Dalke wasn't happy with the shocks on his Tatum by the end of the second day, but he still managed to finish sixth in Class 1 O. Rick Ellison and Bill Witt lost a few gears in their Honda powered Jimco, but still hung on to eam third place in Class 1 O. Robby Fallers says his oversize passenger helps the handling of his truck in left turns. Unfortunately it didn't help get them to the Class 8 finish line. John Holmes and his Ford had fast lap for Class 7S at 15:41, earned a second and a first and went home with the weekend win. lap, but the hot duel continued at the front. Mitchell closed up a bit with his best lap, and Sarabia's lead nar-rowed to just five seconds. That got him excited, and he pushed a bit harder, recording his best lap, at 18:07, and securing the win for himself and Fisher. Sarabia re-ported that the course was "very rough" for their class, and his spare tire had fallen off. That could have been a disaster, but he had no flats, so it mattered not. Mitchell was second on Sunday, and Hanna faded away on the last lap, so only two finished both days. In the final reckoning, Fisher and Sarabia took the weekend win by almost a minute and a half. Mitchell was second, and they were the only eight lap finishers in this group. Class 11 showed up five strong for this race, and they got to run only two laps. Even that was tough for some. This year SCORE had built a big "chicane" of dirt just off the first right turn after enter-ing the infield. It was apparently designed to slow cars heading for the required stop in front of the timing/ scoring team. It was a giant mogul of sorts, tipping the cars first one way, then the other, and its edges were piled high with a soft berm. At the end of the first lap the cars of Eric Solorzano and Steve Patton bumped into one an-other in the chicane, and ended up locked in a death grip. They were seven minutes getting unstuck. Scott Pellerin went into the lead, ·and his time was the best for the group on Saturday, at 19:27. Brian Thompson was second, John Nightingale was third, Patton fourth and Solorzano fifth. Patton and Solorzano both charged hard on the second lap, but there was no way they could make up enough time to make a difference. Pellerin, third quickest for the lap, took the win, and Th-ompson was second, Piltton third and Solorzano fourth. Nightin-gale didn't get the second lap fin-ished. All five came back on Sunday, to start in the order in which they'd finished on Saturday. Nightingale didn't get his first lap done this time, leaving just four cars run-ning. Pellerin had the early lead with Patton second. Pellerin, com-menting about the fact that they had removed that "chicane" after their race on Saturday, said, "That's nice!" Patton had Sunday's fast lap, at 21:33. When the two days' times were added up, Pellerin got the win, with Patton second, Solorzano third, and Th-ompson fourth. Only Nightingale failed to finish. The Sportsman Buggies ran with this group, though by the sound of a couple of their motors, they'd have fit in better in Class 1. There were five of them and they were required to run only three laps. Kory Scheeler put his big ma-chine into the lead on the first lap, while Daniel Bolton's car didn't make it. Robert Fallers ran second, and T-shirt designer, Rory Ward was third in his Toyota powered Corwin. Scheeler recorded the quick time for this group, at 14:34 on Lap 2, and then backed it up with another sub-15 minute lap, to take the win. Fallers was second, and none of the others got all three laps done. On Sunday they all came back, and this time, Bolton had things working. He took the lead, with Scheeler running second. On Lap 2 Bolton's 15: 19 was the quick time for the day, and he stayed in front, while Scheeler had a longish lap then faded away. Bolton took Sunday's win, but he was not in the running for the weekend win due to his Saturday dnf. Once added together, the times gave the victory to Fallers and Scheeler, the only other driver to get all six laps done, was second. SCORE really had the timing fine-tuned. While the final strag-glers from the first race were com-ing in the course repair was under way, watering was going on, and the next group was lined up and ready to go. It was the SCORE Lite cars, with 16 starters. Jake Batulis, first off the line in his Prep by Jake, Robert Naughton had a fourth place in SCORE Lites on Saturday, then took the Ken and Donald Moss had what they called an "uneventfuln race both days in their win on Sunday, in his suspensions Unlimited car, and the combination was good Class 3 Bronco. They said they "like it that way", and went home winners. for a weekend win. Travis Fletcher did all the driving this weekend, and after some really was also first back around. Tommy Watson ran second in his Jimco two seater, and in third it was Arturo Honold in a Curry he'd borrowed from Ricardo Malo while his own is being finished. Stan Potter was fourth in a Jimco, and Vic Bruckmann was fifth in a Jimco. This group was almost all do-ing laps in the 13 and a half to 14 and a half minute range. Batulis held his lead, still running in dust free conditions, and Bruckmann moved up to second, with Watson third, Mark Kyle fourth in his Mi-rage and Robert Naughton fifth in his Suspensions Unlimited car. Everyone was still running except Chuck Sacks who'd been unable to do the first lap. Honold's oil cap came off, then his belts got slimy and came off, and he lost about six and a half minutes. At the end of the third lap Batulis still led, with a minute and 29 seconds on James Goldon who'd moved up to second in his Jimco. Watson was third, Naughton fourth and Jim Greenway was fifth in a Jimco. And that's the way they fin-ished. Even though Golden pushed extra hard and recorded the fast lap for this heat, at 13:07, on the last lap, Batulis had such a good lead he'd have needed another lap to get him. Batulis won with just a five sec• ond cushion. Goldon was second, Watson third, Naughton fourth and Greenway fifth. Stan Potter and his Jimco fell by the wayside on the last lap, but 14 cars got to the finish line. So, with 14 finishers, the first ten names went into a hat to be "scrambled". But when it was done, Batulis had been picked to start first, just where he'd been on Saturday. Rob MacCachren, Bruckmann's co-driver, would start right behind him, and Watson's co-driver, Tim Noe, would be third off the line. So a really good race was shaping up, as always in this very competitive group. Fifteen cars came back on Sun-day, Stan Potter the only one who couldn't make it. As expected, the Tom Bryant and Phillip Finch paired up to drive their Honda powered close racing found himself and his Baja Shop chassis in third place in Tyler Fox combined a Saturday win and a second place on Sunday Chenowth to fifth place in the very tight Class 10 race. the huge 1/2-1600 class. into a nice second place for the weekend in Class 7S. Page 10 March 2005 Dusty Times .,

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Billy Gereghty did all the driving and he said that on Sunday he pushed his car "too harrr, but he kept it together and finished second in Class 5-1600. James Golden and Jason Hatz teamed up in Golden's Jimco, and John Gould kept things together with his very unusual appearing with a second and a fifth, finished with second place in SCORE Lite Class 1 Chevy powered Playtech and finished in seventh place once for the weekend. the weekend results were tallied. racing was close. MacCachren had the lead at the end of the lap, with Batulis in second place, 19 seconds behind him. In third it was Naughton, with Golden's ·co-driver, Jason Hatz, in fourth place and Tim Noe in fifth. Things changed drastically on the second lap. MacCachren tossed a fan belt and Batulis flat-tened a rear tire. Hatz took over the lead, with Naughton in second place, Mark Kyle in third and Noe tied with Honold for fifth place, and only 50 seconds behind the lead car. MacCachren and Batulis had each lost about two and a half minutes. Everyone was still running except Randy and Kelly Ross, who seem to have been jinxed as far as their Laughlin efforts go. Eager to regain their lost time, Batulis and MacCachren both pushed hard on Lap 3 and MacCachren ticked off the fast time for this heat, at 13: 14. The order changed again. Now Naughton had the lead, with Hatz second, ~ -uu·~ Dusty Times -----------------------Kyle third, Noe fourth and while the remainder: 3, 7S, 7SX, · Before they let this class start, Pflueger did a 15 minute lap, then MacCachren in fifth place. One Stock Full and Sportsman Truck the big earth moving machines didn't come around again, having more car, the J imco of Flavio did only three laps. pretty much removed the "chi- lost his turbo. He had no luck in Navarro, fell out of the running. SCORE had announced, cane" that had trapped Solorzano. his Protruck at Laughlin in '04 ei-They didn't let up through the about three weeks before the race, So as they approached the flag-ther. Mike Bilek tipped his truck-fourth lap, and the positions some rule changes that would have man they had a straighter shot, up on its side in what was left of changed again. Naughton held combined Class 7S and 7SX, and and were running faster. those chicanes. He lost a good onto his lead and took the win, also would have changed Class 3 At any rate, the Protrucks were minute and a half before they had but MacCachren, with the second dramatically. The announced first off the line, and Gus him yanked upright again. Other fastest lap for this heat, at 13: 17, changes were met with such dis- Vildosola, Jr., in his first race in trucks were losing seconds digging moved himself up to second place. taste, seemingly from all quarters, his new Toyota, had the lead at holes in the soft dirt after stop-Noe and Watson were third, Kyle that SCORE announced the rules the end of the first lap. It was a big ping for the flagman. It was like a was fourth and Hatz and Golden would stay as they'd been. So all step up from his previou·s ride: a desert checkpoint -except that it finished fifth. was as it had been for this event. 1600 car, and he was having way was watered well e~ough that it When they added up the times They lined the Protrucks up in more fun. His lap time was the fast-never got super dusty. Naughton had taken the win by front of the pack, which caused est for this group, at 12:34. David On the third lap it was Nuckles, 11 seconds. Golden and·Hatzwere grumbling from the Class 8 driv-Scaroni ran second in a Ford, Jim Hardin, Scaroni and Voyles. second, Watson and Noe third, ers who believe they are faster. In Nuckles ran third in another Ford Vildosola had a flat that got and Bruckmann and MacCachren truth, the two classes are so close and Eric and Jared Hardin were tangled in a caliper and him finished fourth. Batulis was fifth. it seems a coin toss might do as fourth. All the trucks were still nine minutes. Rick L. Johnson, in Only a minute and 12 seconds sepa- well as anything to determine who running. the other Toyota, also lost about rated fifth from first. starts where. The big difference in This class was doing laps in less nine minutes with some problem. The third race of the morning the classes seems to be that in gen-than 13 minutes for the most part. Nuckles went on to take the Sat-was another combination of era!, the slow Protrucks don't ap-On the second lap Nuckles moved urdaywin, followed in by Hardin, classes. Starting at 10 a.m., this mix pear to be as slow as the slowest into the lead, with the Hardin Scaroni and Voyles. Charlie of trucks put 55 vehides on the Class 8 trucks. That, of course, is truck second and Vildosola in McDowell, Ford, dropped out on course at one time. Classes 8, 7, because the Protrucks are all built third. Mike Voyles moved his Ford the last lap. and Protruck all did four laps, from the same mold. into fourth place, and Alan Continued on page 12 March 2005 Page 11

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. Second generation racer Darren Hardesty had his new VW powered A/umiCraft racing for only the second time, and finished the weekend in second place in Class 10. Victor Herrera Jr. finished second on Sa(urday and fifth on Sunday in his Class 7 Ford, and that added up to second place in Class Y for the weekend. Al Hogan comes south from Montana to race his Ford Protruck, and this time he went home with a nice third place. There were ten finishers, so they scrambled Sunday's start order with a drawing. And that put Nuckles' co-driver, Jeff Dickerson, on the front row. Pflueger, al-though a non-finisher, was back for another try. But it was The Hardin truck was fourth. Vildosola's turn. He went into the Pflueger did a 37 minute lap and. lead on the first lap from his sixth called it a day. Scaroni also disap-row start position. Mike Voyles' peared on the second lap. co-driver, Dwaine Walters ran sec- Vildosola recorded the fast lap ond, and David Scaroni was third. for this heat, at 12:51, on his sec-ond lap, and stayed in front. He Hardins didn't get any more laps was the only driver doing sub-13 done. minute laps on Sunday, and he did On the third lap it was four of them. Walters was still sec- Vildosola, Walters, Dickerson and ond, the Hardins were third and Craig Smith, in a Ford. And they Dickerson ran fourth. But the stayed that way to the end. Bilek ... , / MOTORSPORTS dropped out on the last lap, so only eight got to the finish line. And when they added the times to-gether, the weekend winner was Nuckles and Dickerson, while Voyles and Walters were second. Al Hogan, in a Ford, was third and Smith was fourth. Vildosola, Jr., because of that time consuming flat, could do no better than fifth . Dickerson, who diced with him for a couple of laps on Sunday, said of him, "A whole lot of talent!" And that was obvious to the spec-tators also. .~~ ~ ~ l~!l!!I Pro Farce Air • Significantly outflows other ' blower type' helmets • • NOT a converted motorcycle helmet! \ _-,, · • Lightweight Composite Shell "--. $f '9 9 • 9 9 • Snell SA-2000 Aµtomotive Rated • Fire Resistant Interior Special wl FREE ..._ ____ """"'_._.._ __ Helmet Bag I! LOWRANCE liPfi Sy.ten,• • 8/W & Color Displays • 2" to 10.4" Screen Sizes • Portable & Panel Mount • Unlimited Mapping Vertex High Performance Radio !iy•tem• • 128 to 250 Channels • SO to 11 0 Watts of Transmitting Power! • Alphanumeric Digital Display • 3 Year Warranty • Exceeds Mil-Spec Standards Page 12 19.i!I/ Cordless lmpactKit • ½" Drive • 216 ft-lbs. Torque • Carrying Case & Charger • Only 6.6 lbs.! • Vehicle Holster Available CDMMlJNICATION !iDUJTIDN!i FOR RACINli& RECREATION • Intercoms & Radios • Satellite Phones • Base Station Antennas • NEW! Carbon Fiber Headsets • Scanners • 105, 135, 150, & 235 CFM Models Available • Lightweight & Reduced Amperage • 3M Hepa & CO Fitter Options • BAJA PROVEN ~ l:::Taol March 2005 There were six Class 8 trucks, and Robby Fallers, in a Chevy, went into the lead on the first lap. Todd Wyllie, another Chevy, ran second, and Dave Raimonde, still another Chevy was third. Greg Adler was driving an old Dave Shoppe Ford, lovingly restored over six years, by Mike Schwellinger at Conejo Off Road. He was fourth. Cory Susag had his Toyota there, but must have been having some "new truck" troubles, be-cause he didn't look as quick as would be expected. And Jeff Stowers, in a Ford, had a bad weekend. Stowers' friend and truck builder, Rodd Fantelli, had some-how rolled the race truck while get-ting ready to load it up to come to the race. He was not strapped in and was very seriously injured, and the truck was also no longer raceable. So Stowers was driving a borrowed Sportsman class truck that belonged to his friend, Jeff Broughton. On the second lap Wyllie took over the lead by recording the fast lap for this heat, at 12:28. Fallers was second, but still very close, and Raimonde was third. Stowers had dropped out. The third lap ran in the same order, everyone very quick, no one changing positions, and so it went through the fourth lap. Wyllie took Saturday's win, Fallers was second, Raimonde third, then Adler and Susag. Because of the small class, they would start in the same order on Sunday. Jeff Geiser was driving Raimonde's truck on Sunday, and he went into the lead, with Wyllie following him by about 29 sec-onds. Susag ran third. But Susag, Fallers and Stowers all fell out on • the second lap leaving only three trucks moving. Geiser ticked off the quick time, at 12:39, to soldifiy his lead, with Wyllie and Adler still second and third, and the third lap looked just the same. But at the end, Wyllie finished first, and took the win. Geiser limped in on a shredded rear tire. He said, "I don't remem-Dusty Times

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Dennis Hunter debuted his new mid-engined Class 10 car, the Dunne/ Brian Ickier ran his Chevy Jimco at the front of the Class 1 pack Hunter. They don't have the bugs worked out yet, but the purportedly most of the way. had fast lap both days, and his 11 :09 on Saturday Randy Jones was one of 46 1/2-1600 cars racing at Laughlin, and when the dust had settled he'd had a good weekend, and went home with a fourth place. high-dollar car is full of new ideas. Stay tuned. was the best lap time for the weekend in all classes. her hitting anything." It cost him fourth. Salazar lost six minutes were slower. This time only five minutes. Adler finished third somehow. John McComb droppep Roeseler was doing sub-14 minute after a nice steady run in the old out, as did Geoff Milke, in his Ford. laps. He did four of them. His sec-truck. Roeseler led the third lap also, but . ond lap was the fastest, at 13: 18, Once timing and scoring had now Turner had turned up the · and he stayed firmly in the lead. worked their magic, the winner in heat and moved into second place, Turner, Karakas and Brady fol-Class 8 for the weekend, was as Wanzek dropped out. Herrera lowed in order. No one else was Wyllie. Raimonde and Geiser were was third and Scott Brady, in Rick dropped out. second; Adler was third, and the Taylor's old Ford, ran fourth. On the third lap with Roes el er last one to get all eight laps in. It all changed on the last lap. in front, Turner held second, but The Class 7 troops were lined Roeseler lost his transmission and Brady moved into third, with up next, 12 strong, and also re-didn't finish. Turner took over Karakas fourth. The difference in quired to do four laps. Larry and got the win, followed in by their times were only seconds. It Roeseler, who'd had hip replace- Herrera, then Barry Karakas in the was still a very tight race. ment surgery three weeks before, lone Toyota. And Perry McNeil, in Roeseler got the win, Brady fin-put his Ford into the lead, with a Ford, was fourth. ished second and Turner, who'd the fast time for the heat, at 12:45. On Sunday this group re-smelled oil and taken his foot off Shawn Wanzek had his Ford in started the way they had finished, the throttle a bit, was third. The second place, followed by Hector with non-finisher Roeseler tacked pinion seal went away. Karakas was Salazar in another Ford, and then on at the rear. He went into the fourth. Once again, timing and Craig Turner, still another Ford. lead on the first lap, while both scoring went to work, and when Of the 12 entries, 10 were Fords, Perry and Jason McNeil dropped they were done, Turner, sitting in one a Toyota and one unknown. out. That left only seven trucks a puddle of oil, had the weekend Roeseler continued to lead running. Turner was second, win. One more lap and he'd have through the second lap, with Karakas was third and Brady was been in serious trouble. Victor Wanzek second, but now Victor· fourth. Herrera was second for the week-Herrera, Jr. moved his Ford into Because the course was rougher end, Karakas third and Brady third place, and Turner held on Sunday, as always, the lap times fourth. Roeseler, in spite of his ,----"----------------------, brilliant run on Sunday, was a dnf. But he reported no problems with the new hip. Class 7S had eight entries, and they needed to run only three laps. Pepe Rodriguez led the first lap, with Tyler Fox in second and John Holmes, in a Ford in third place. This group ran 16 minure laps for the most part. They held the same order on Lap 2, and then Rodriguez dropped out on the last lap. So did Craig Wilk. Fox moved into the lead and took the win, while Holmes, who tried hard and recorded the fast lap for this heat, at 15:41, finished second. Tim Braden, in a Ford, was third, and Jason Hutter put his Toyota into fourth place. They restarted in the same or-der on Sunday, and all eight of them came back, the non-finisher tacked on to the end of the line. The course was a lot rougher and they felt it. Holmes went into the lead, with Fox in second place and Braden third. Ted Moncure, in a Toyota, was fourth, but three min-utes off the pace, and Wilk had lost about eight minutes. Rodriguez didn't make it, nor did Hutter or the Bob Land/Brian Cavitt Chevy S 10. So there were only five trucks left. Holmes continued to lead, with Fox second and Braden third, and that's the way it went to the finish. Wilk dropped out on Lap 3. Once it was totaled, Holmes had the weekend win, with Fox in second place and Braden third. Moncure was fourth, and there were no other finishers. Class 3 had four entries, and they ran only three laps. The Donald and Ken Moss Bronco started the day with the fast lap for this group at 17:04. Ken Leavitt, in another Bronco, ran second, Salvador Cervantes in an unknown vehicle was third, and Tyler Stone and his Toyota dropped out on the first lap. The Moss Brothers led all the way, do-Continued on page 14 . Harley Latner and Kory Halopoff debuted their new Class 1 Chevy Rob MacCachren and Bryan Freeman paired in Freeman's Fraley. Scott McMillin drove Saturday and his son Andy drove the Chevy Tatum at Laughlin. They had some new car woes, but led the class They got a win on Saturday. a flat and an eighth on Sunday. and Jimco on Sunday. He had a flat and tired shocks, and they finished for a while. finished the weekend with second in 1/2-1600. _th_e_w_e_e_k_e_n_d_s_ixt_h_in_C_l_as_s_ 1. ____________ _ Dusty Times _ March 2005 Page 13

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-'--"'....=..=---------'-""-"-'----.,__-.....,.....-;;;-~ Chris Muller and Bill Gasper brought out their new Class 10 Honda Brian Ewalt and Mark McMillin shared the driving in their Chevy powered Porter for the weekend. They had new car gremlins, but Jimco, "had a blast" and finished the weekend in fifth place. _loo_ke_d~g~ood __ wh_ile_m_o_v,_·ng~·-------------Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera, a veteran team in the 5-1600 ranks, had a second on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday and that added up to a third for the weekend. ing 17 minute laps each time, while before, nor anything like Laughlin, laps. Henn took the win with Ora-The third lap was another good Leavitt ran steadily behind them, in a Hummer. Henn, who had by-ham second. That gave the Henns one for Sierra and he went on to but a tad slower. Cervantes was pass surgery about five months ago, the weekend win and Griffin sec- take the win, while Lloyd dropped third. was just 40 seconds behind Bea-ond place. They were also the only out, and Swanty finished second. On Sunday only three came ver, and surprisingly, had his Hum- two to complete all the required The two day total gave the win to back, and once again the Moss mer actually flying over some of laps. Zamarripa, with just a 14 second Bronco took the lead. Leavitt was the lesser jumps. He did, however, In Class 7SX there were four lead on Swanty, who took second. a close second on the first lap, but use prudence when it came to the trucks running, and one driver, They were the only finishers. moved into the lead by three sec-big jump. Bob Graham had his Noe Sierra, dropped out on the The Sportsman trucks were ands on Lap 2 with the fast lap Nissan in third place. first lap. Jeff Lloyd had his Ford part of this group also, with four for this heat, at 18:28. Unfortu-Beaver led through the second in first place, with the fast lap for entries, and required to run three nately, that was his last lap. The lap with Henn in second place, the heat, at 18: 3 2. Greg laps. Bobby Quarnstrom took the Moss Bronco went back into the and then Beaver and Graham Zamarripa was second in a Ford, early lead, with Matt Torian, Ford, lead, and took the win, with both dropped out of the race. and Cody Swanty, Jeep, ran third. in second: Mark Grawe ran third Cervantes in second place, 12 min-Henn went on at an even pace, to They continued in that order to in his Ford, and Steven Hartwick utes back. The weekend win went take the win, followed in by Mark the finish, each of them becoming was fourth and then couldn't get to the Moss Brothers, who said Handley in a Ford and John Grif-just a bit slower each lap. Lloyd any more laps done. their race had been "uneventful, fin in another Hummer. took the win by about three and a Quarnstrom stayed in front that's the way we like it." Cervantes On Sunday everybody but Ora-half minutes. throughout, recording the fast lap was second and no one else got a ham came back. Beaver, however, On Sunday they all returned, at 15:36, on his final lap. Torian finish. couldn't get the first lap done, leav-even Sierra. Zamarripa took the followed along to take second with The Stock Full race was fun to ing two Hummers and a Ford still early lead, with Sierra and Lloyd Grawe in third place. watch. There were five entries, in-moving. Henn's brother, Terry, tied for third and Swanty about They all came back on Sunday,_ eluding some newcomers. Jim Bea- was driving this"time. He ticked off five minutes back. On the second but this time Hartwick didn't.get ver had his Ford in front with the the fasttime forthis heat at 18:02, lap Zamarripa had some difficulty even the first lap done. fast lap for the heat, at 16:40, and on the first lap and went into the that cost him 14 minutes, and Si-Quarnstrom took the lead once in second place it was Eric Henn, lead and stayed there. Handley ran erra went into the lead. Lloyd was again, recording the fast time for who'd never raced a SCORE event second, but lasted for only two second. this heat, at 17:35, and then he didn't make anymore laps. Grawe, who's an old hand at this, had the lead on the second lap, and then he was all by himself on the third lap, which earned him the Sunday win. And, it earned him the week-end victory also. After watching the third race with eight classes running, it was more relaxing to keep track of the fourth event, which was for noth-ing but Class 10 cars. There were 33 of them. This was, in part at least, due to the $25,000 purse put up by Dennis Hunter, in honor of his son, Jason, who had raced in this class before his death in an auto accident last year. The purse was to enrich the payback of the first seven positions, as follows: $10,000 to first, $5,000 to second, $3,000 to third, $2,500 to fourth, $2,000 to fifth, $1,500 to sixth and $1,000 to seventh place. Two cars didn't manage to get the crucial first lap done: David Kordonowy in his Fast Track and Continued on page 16 DAVE FOLTS TRANSMISSIONS WOULD LIKE TO CONG'RATULATE THE WINNERS OF THE SCORE LAUGHLIN DESE'RT CHALLENGE · t:HRIS BOWMAN & JERRY LONOO 1ST PLAtJE tJLAll 5 UNLIMITED MENDEOLA 5 SPEED BRYAN FREEMAN 8 ROB MAtJ t:At:HREN Page 14 2ND PLACf CLASS 1/2 1600 091 BUI ROBERT NAUGHTON 1ST PLAtJI t:LAll 12 MENDIOLA 5 SPEED DAVE FOLTS TRANSMISSIONS 631 E. LAMIQT RO. #C LA HAIRA, CA 90631 (56ZJ694-Sl91 OEAIEO TO SERVE YOU! 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Dave Raimonde and Jeff Geiser teamed in their Class 8 Chevrolet, L. J. Kennedy and Brian Burgess teamed in their Porter to take and and with a third on Saturday and a second on Sunday, finished the Rich Ronco drove his Chevy powered Tatum to a fine fourth place in eleventh and a fourth, which gave them a fifth place in the weekend weekend in second place. Class 1 by means of a really steady run, with no problems. ...,st:--a=-nd_in=-"'g"-:=s=. ,,-------=--:------::-::--:------=----=-----=------=---:--:--c--age in a race, and unfortunately it Fast Track, Mark Weger and his Hardesty's hands, with Vessels up didn't get any more laps completed Honda RPS and Rusty Harling in to second and Hutchins third. Bill on Sunday. Laughlin is a tough his new ASC. Witt, in a J imco Honda was place to debut a race car. Another On the last lap Croll got into a fourth, and Croll was fifth. The new car, the good looking Honda turn too h·ot and put the car on Wik's car lost a few minutes on powered Porter of Chris Muller its lid. Some nearby media people that lap and wasn't running on all and Bill Gasper, had lost its roof set him back on in his wheels, but its cylinders as it went past the at the end of the lap, and it also he lost about a minute. And in the start/finish. They didn't do an-failed to complete any more laps. meantime, Halopoff was making other lap. Jimmy Nuckles and Jeff Dickerson shared the driving in their Ford Protruck and, with a Saturday win and a Sunday third, they were the weekend winners. Mark Hutchins in a HondaJimco. But everyone else came around, running high-12 minute and low-13 minute laps. The lead belonged to Kory Halopoff in a Chenowth Honda, but 17 year old Shawn Croll was only two seconds behind him in his Chenowth Honda. In third it was Martin Christensen in a BMW Jimco, and Lobsam Yee had his Honda Jimco in fourth. Darren Hardesry, in a VW pow-ered AlumiCraft, was fifth. Only 18 seconds separated first from e fifth. Brandon Aymar stalled his Honda Elite at the end of the lap, because of a broken clutch pedal. He managed to solve the problem, but not before losing 15 minutes, or a full lap. Dennis Hunter, driv-ing his new Hunter/Dunne Honda powered single seat car, finished the lap with a shredded left rear tire. The car is a mid-engine con-figuration, built of exotic materi-als and rumored to have cost at least as much as a Trophy Truck to build. This was its maiden voy-coma, source form dCre • Driving Suits • Crew Uniforms • Crew Shirts • Polo Shirts • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATURING: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos And Sam Berri, in a Toyota no mistakes, and recorded the fast Hutchins zipped off the fast lap Bunderson,wentmissingonLap lap for the heat, at 12:38, as he for this heat at 12:52, but 2 also. headed for the finish line and the Hardesty held onto his lead. Up at the front of the pack win. Yee was second, Christensen Hutchins had moved up to second Croll, who was racing at Laughlin third and Croll recovere_d well place, and now Vessels was third, for the first time, put his car into enough to finish fourth, a very Croll was fourth, Aymar was fifth the lead, with three seconds on good finish for his first try at this and Witt who was down to noth-Halopoff. Yee was now third, difficult event. Kash Vessels, in a ing but third gear, ran sixth. In Christensen four'th and Hardesty Toyota powered Jimco, was fifth, seventh it was Dale Dondel, who'd ran fifth. Now the spread was 34 and Bekki Wik, in a Honda Jimco hopped out of his Trophy Truck seconds. Back in the pack, Tom finished sixth, followed in by Ron and in to Jim Anderson's car. Ridings lost six minutes with a Dalke in a Toyota Tatum, and then Brian Free ma 1, Dennis problem, but everyone else seemed Hardesty in eighth. Altogether, 23 Kordonowy and Clay Flippin all to be motoring along smoothly. of them finished the first day. ended their races a lap early. Dalke Croll cut a few seconds off his Twenty-nine came back on Sun-had lost his shocks and said his car time every lap, but he led by only day. As with all the other classes, handled "like a basketball." His six seconds at the end of the third they were about a half minute a laps got slower and slower. Cooley, lap. Halopoff had heated up his lap slower because the course was Higman, Muller and Croll all went pace a bit also. Yee was five sec-rougher. Hardesty, who'd drawn out on the last lap, Croll when an onds behind him, and Christensen a front row start for Sunday, took axle broke. Hutchins ran another was eight seconds further back. the lead on the first lap. He said sub-13 lap and took the Sunday Then it was 33 seconds back to he'd stalled at the start/finish on win, with Hardesty right behind Hardesty. By the end of Lap 3 an-Saturday, so had done some "a·d-him in second place. Vessels was other four cars had gone missing. justing" on the motor overnight. third, Aymar fourth and Dondel Will Higman and his Honda In second place it was Croll, with was fifth. Witt finished seventh. Kreger, Dennis Kordonowy and his C.J. Hutchins in third, in the car But, the two day total was a differ-that didn't complete a lap Satur-ent story. Because Hutchins was a day. In a tie for fifth it was Ron Saturday non-finisher, his beauti-Dalke in his Tatum, and Kash Yes-ful Sunday performance didn't sels, whose car builder, Jim Hook, count. Vessels, with a fifth and a said was "under geared." Vessels third, had the best total time, and finished fifth Saturday and his took the weekend win. Halopoff, plan was to push harder on Sun-Yee and Christensen, who'd all day. Harley Letner had taken over done so well on Saturday, were for Halopoff and ran sixth, and non-finishers on Sunday, chang-Bekki and Adam Wik ran seventh ing the look of the finish list a lot. in their Honda Jimco. Mark Hardesty took second place, Landersman, in a Toyota Jimco, Ellison and Witt were third, was the only driver unable to fin-Anderson and Dondel were ish Lap 1. fourth, and Tom Bryant and On the second lap they lost Phillip Finch were fifth. In sixth Letner, Yee and Martin place it was Dalke, and George Erl Christensen, who seemed to lose took seventh in the weekend stand-all forward gears in the infield at ings. His usual co-driver, Steve the end of his first lap. Dennis Myers, had gone racing at Dakar Hunter got the first lap done in and wasn't back yet. the new car and then headed for The next event, starting at ten his pit from which he never of 1 in the afternoon, was for the emerged. The lead was still in biggest group racing at Laughlin 1.800.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Class 11 raced first thing in the morning, and Scott Pellerin, who had fast lap at 19:27, took a first and a second, which added up to the weekend victory. Page 16 March 200s Dusty Times

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Rick Boyer, another 1600 veteran, was eighth on Saturday, moved up to seventh on Sunday, and that got him a sixth in the weekend Brian Burgess and L. J. Kennedy paired up to drive their SPF chassis Caleb Gaddis drove his car at a steady pace, did fine on Saturday, (they had a busy weekend), earned an eleventh and a fifth, which moved up to sixth on Sunday, and finished the weekend with an standings, in his Lothringer. was good for seventh place for the weekend. eighth place in the 46-car class. and Jones fifth. Kenned:-;y:w:a~s'-;n~o:w:-;----i:;h-;;-a~d-;a-;i:le:'if~t-:r::e::ar~fli:;a~t--;a:-;t:--;t;i:h:--:;e:--e:n~dT,o::""if:P;;;::;;;;;;;::;;;;;;;;;.=~;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;,;;;,;;;;;;;,;;;;:;;;:::;;;;;::;;;;;;;::;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;:;;;:::;;;;;;;;;;;;;,;;;;=;;;,;;;;;;;;;;;;==--;;;,;;;;;;, this weekend. Every 1600 racer in the area knew that Kartek had put up that big purse for the SCORE season points championships and they all also knew that in the last 30 years, the season points cham-pionship has been won by a 1600 car 14 times, including in 2004. Apparently they all thought this would be a good year for that to happen one more time. The roster of drivers included all the best cur-rent 1600 racers, some old ones returned, and some new guys. It was bound to be fun to watch. There were so many of them that SCORE had to flag them off the line two abreast, every 20 sec-onds, just to be sure they were all gone by the time the first car came around. And when the first guy had come. around, the lead be-longed to Rob MacCachren in Bryan Freeman's Fraley. Adam Pfankuch had his KIT car in sec-ond place, nd Randy Jones was third in his Bunderson. In fourth it was Arden Dennington, in a Fraley, and Travis Fletcher had his Baja Shop chassis in fifth, followed by Paul Keller in a Jimco, then Aaron Hawley in a Bunderson. Jay Kirchmann had already rolled his Chenowth in the infield, David Caspino finished the lap with no left front tire on his Lothringer, but otherwise everyone was in good shape, and they all got the first lap done. MacCachren was finding the turns more rutted than he'd ex-pected for the first day of racing, but he held the lead, and had nine seconds on Pfankuch at the end of the second lap. Dennington, with a seriously dinged up rear wheel, ran third then, followed by Fletcher in fourth, then Jones in fifth, Keller sixth and Jon Kennedy in a SPF in seventh place. Hawley was gone, victim of a broken stub axle. And Chuck Cone and his Chenowth also fell out on this lap. sixth and Frank Wagner ran sev- Lap 1. enth as Keller dropped out. There And the leader, Freeman, had was racing going on in front of the a flat on the second lap, which cost spectators virtually all the time, him a little over three minutes. In plus the infield television screen a long desert race that would be added excitement with the views of minimal time loss, but at Laughlin the desert course. it was grim. Pfankuch took over MacCachren went on to take the lead, Fletcher was second, the win, followed in by Pfankuch, Jones third and Hendrickson had Fletcher, Dennington, Kennedy, moved up to fourth. Kennedy was Jones and Wagner. Only two more fifth, Stout/Steele ran sixth and cars dropped out on the last lap, Sammy Ehrenberg was seventh in so a total of 41 racers completed his Jimco. Rob Maingot, Joseph the heat. Sheble and Gary Stairs all SCORE scrambled the first ten dropped out on that lap. places, and 44 cars came back to• The lead four stayed in the race on Sunday. If the course was same order through the third lap: rough on Saturday, it must have Pfankuch, Fletcher, Jones and been a real challenge by Sunday Kennedy, but now Hendrickson afternoon. Still, the lead drivers was back to fifth. Ehrenberg was ran only about 20 to 40 seconds sixth and Caleb Gaddis was sev-slower a lap, in the high-14 min-enth. Andrew Rusich had the utes and low-15 minutes range. crumpled look that indicated he'd Thistimesomeofthecarswerea rolled his Jimco, and John little tired. Both Mario Gastelum Grossini, Billy Skinner, Daniel and Jacob Gaddis went out on the Folts and the Ed Stout/Cameron first lap. Steele car all dropped out. But up at the front of the pack On the final lap it looked pretty Bryan Freeman, now driving the much the same at the front: car MacCachren had been in on Pfankuch went on to take the win, Saturday, had the lead. Pfankuch followed in by Fletcher, Jones, was second, Fletcher third, Jones Kennedy, and Lorenzo Rodriguez fourth and Dave Hendrickson ran who moved up to fifth. Gaddis fifth in his Prep by Jake. In sixth it went sixth, followed in by Rick · · was the Ed Stout/Cameron Steele Boyer, and then Freeman, who'd Prep by Jake car, and L.J. Kennedy recorded the fast time for this heat, was seventh. David Caspino's luck at 14:38, hoping to make up for held. Saturday he finished Lap 1 time lost with his flat. He finished with no front tire, on Sunday he eighth, followed in by Ehrenberg At the end of the third lap, MacCachren, who'd started 12th, was first on the road, and he'd re-corded the fast lap for the heat, at 14: 13. His lead was 19 seconds, and it was still Pfankuch behind him . In third it was st i 11 Jeffrey Sack had to work hard for his weekend win. He parlayed a Saturday win Dennington, with Fletcher fourth and a third place on Sunday into the victory, but it was a very close, exciting race. Adam Pfankuch did all the driving in his /(/T car this weekend, and after finishing second on Saturday and first on Sunday, he was the weekend winner in Class 1/2-1600. and Hendrickson. There was only a three minute spread from first to tenth place. It had been good close racing right to the end. The computer digested all the numbers and came up with the weekend winners. Pfankuch took the victory, with MacCachren and Freeman in second place. Fletcher was third, Jones fourth, Kennedy and Burgess _finished fifth, and Boyer was sixth. Forty-one cars completed both days to become finishers. Whew. The sixth race of the day was for the Class 1 cars: lots of horsepower and lots of skill. There were 26 of them, and it would be hard to pick a favor-ite, although three past winners: Troy Herbst, Dale Ebberts and Gary Weyhrich were all racing. They started 30 seconds apart, two abreast, and the spectators loved the drag races up the front straight. There was some bang-ing and bumping in the first turn, but in general they all got through the infield in good shape the first time. And at the end of the lap the lead belonged to Brian Ickier in a Chevy Jimco. Pat Dean ran second in his Chevy Chenowth, with Andy McMillin in third in another Chevy Jimco. John Marking in a Chevy Jimco and Darnen Jefferies Continued on page 18 Craig Turner was first on Saturday in his Class 7 Ford, then third on Sunday, spewing oil, and it gave him the weekend win. Sammy Ehrenberg, a long time 1600 racer, had a better day on Steve Sourapas had a good weekend. His Ford Trophy Truck had Dave Hendrickson drove his Prep by Jake to ninth place for the Sunday than he did Saturday, and brought his Jimco up to tenth the fast lap for the class, at 11 :40, then he got a second on Saturday, weekend, by combining a tenth place and a 13'1' place. place in the big class. a fifth Sunday, and a second place for the weekend. Dusty Times March 2005 Page 17

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Scott Steinberger put his Ford Trophy Truck into a seventh place and an eighth, and that was good for third place in the weekend standings. This team is new to Protruck, but long time racers Mike Voyles and Dwaine Walters had a fourth on Saturday and a second on Sunday, to put their Ford on the podium in second place. Tom Watson and Tim Noe split the driving in their Jimco two-seat SCORE Lite, had no problems, took two thicd places, and turned out to be third place for the weekend. Kash Vessels drove Andrew Wehe's Toyota powered mid-engined Jimco without a spare tire, and made the gamble pay off. He took the win in Class 10, and walked away with the big purse put up by Dennis Hunter in memory of his son Jason. in a Chevy Porter were on the was on the same minute with same minute in fifth, while Kory Andy McMillin, in fifth. Halopoff ran sixth in his new Halopoff was still sixth. Ronny C}:levy Tatum. Only Rick Romans Wilson was th~ only one to drop failed to get the first lap com-out on this lap. pleted. Ickler put his foot in it and Jeff Quinn made an early pit recorded the fast lap for the stop in his Chevy Jimco, and Gary heat, and for the weekend, at Weyhrich was wishing for more 11 :09 on Lap 3. He had a firm horsepower, while Kory hold on the lead, with a minute Halopoff, racing his Tatum for and 24 seconds on Dean. the first time, was finding it "awe-Jefferies ran third, Marking some". But not working as well fourth, McMillin fifth, as he'd expected. Halopoff sixth and Dale At the end of the second lap Ebberts was seventh in his it was still Ickler in front, and Toyota Jimco. Troy Herbst, Dean in second place. Now who'd been running well in the Jefferies ran third, and Marking Smithbuilt Ford, was having • POWERFUL • PRECISE 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 . (541)382-1573 Page 18 shifter problems. He couldn't get the shifter into a gear, and lost a lot of time fiddling with it. Things changed some on the last lap. Ickler had no trouble, and charged ahead to. take the win, followed in by Dean. But Jefferies lost about 10 minutes and fell way back, and Marking had a four minute delay of some sort. That bumped Ebberts up into third, McMillin to fourth and Halopoff fin-ished fifth·. Kory Scheeler brought his Chevy Porter to the · finish line in sixth place, and Brian Ewalt was' seventh in Mark·McMillin's Chevy Jimco. B.J. Richardson, Corky McMillin and Dennis Boyle all dnf'd on the last lap. There were 23 cars lined up on Sunday. Most of them had stiffened up their suspension after Saturday's race, expecting the course to be much rougher, and they were right. Still, it was hard to guess exactly how to change the suspension to make it work right the second day. Some hit it, some didn't. Ickler's crew must have done a .pretty good job, because he started the Sunday heat with the fast lap at 11:32. Running second behind him was Harley Letner, and then Dale Ebberts, and Andy McMillin in fourth place. McMillin's spare tire had fallen off. In fifth place it was Kory Scheeler. Pat Dean had started the race, gone straight to his pit, and never came out. Troy Herbst didn't get the first lap done, nor did Keith Cunningham. Wayne Lugo fin-ished the lap with a left rear flat, and Jeff Quinn took his car in to the pit for a few min-utes. Mark Weyhrich made a scary, rough landing off the big jump his first time through the infield, but got himself col-lected and made good time the rest of the way. Lerner went into the lead on the second lap as Ickler had a left rear flat. Andy McMillin also had a flat, and it was hard to get off, but he still moved into second place. Ebberts was third, Scheeler was fourth, John Marking was up to fifth, and Mark Weyhrich was sixth. Ronny Wilson had dropped out, and Richard Boyle went into his pit and never came out. Letner continued to lead through the third lap, with Ebberts now second. Mark Weyhrich third, Gary Weyhrich fourth, Rich Ronco, in a Tatum Chevy, in fifth and Andy McMillin sixth, with fading rear shocks. Scheeler fell out on the third lap. Lerner didn't get through the fourth lap, and neither did Lugo, Randy Wilson or Ickier. Ebberts took over first place and got the victory. Mark Weyhrich was second and his brother, Gary, was third, fol-lowed in by Ronco and then Mark McMillin. Gary Weyhrich said, "Oh, migod, that was scary!" And Mark McMillin, nodding in agreement, said, "I don't have enough horsepower -and I don't have enough huevos either!" Andy McMillin finished sixth. The two day totals gave Ebberts the win, the second time he'd done it. The previous time was in 2003. Gary Weyhrich was second and his brother, Mark, was third, fol-lowed by Ronco, Mark McMillin and Andy McMillin in sixth. Only 11 cars managed to · finish all eight laps. And some of the finishers looked pretty sa·d in the post-race area. The spectators had stayed around this time, waiting to watch their favorites, the big, noisy Trophy Trucks, which started their race at 3·:30. There were 23 of them, and while they were noisy and gor-geous to look at, it turns out they weren't the fastest group. Of course, they did have the most beat up race course to play Todd Wyllie took first place both days in his Class 8 Chevrolet, and had the fast time, at 12:28 to boot. He was a sure thing for the Class 8 weekend win. March 2005 on. One of the sport's showiest drivers, Robby Gordon, wasn't there, because he'd raced the Paris to Dakar rally, and it hadn't yet quite finished. He'd entered just in case, but was a no-show at Laughlin. Gordon, driving a Volkswagen Toured in the rally, finished 12th, a very good finisher for a first time Dakar racer. And in a Volkswagen -backs to the sport's beginnings. Steve Sourapas put his Ford into the lead by record-ing the fast time for this heat, at 11:40. In second place be-hind him were Dale Dondel in his Chevy, then Jason Baldwin in his Ford, Bob Shepard in a Chevy, and Alan Pflueger, an-other Chevy in fifth. Carl Renezeder in his new Chevy, Kyle Taylor in a Ford, Chet Huffman in a Chevy, and Luis Wallace were all out already, for unknown reasons. B.J. Baldwin was out also, but we know he barrel rolled his Ford, right in front of his dad, Bobby, driving another Ford truck. Bobby stopped and stayed with B.J. long enough to see him safely cared for by emer-gency personnel, and he went on. B.J. went to the hospital so the medics could be sure he wasn't seriously injured. Bobby later reported that B.J. was "O.K." Sourapas held his lead, and Dondel stayed firm in second place, but Pflueger moved into third, with Marty Coyne fourth in his Ford, and followed by Josh Baldwin, Ford, who said that a season of short course racing in the Midwest had helped him a lot. That was ap-parent. Brian Collins finished his second lap in about sixth place, stopped for the flag, tried to go and the truck gave up. He couldn't make it move. While he sat there, blocking half the course, Sourapas came up. He stopped, got the green flag, and, because he couldn't easily fit between Collins and the start/finish arch, he de-dtled to move Collins out of the way. So he gave him a shove. Collins' truck should have rolled into the infield, but ·ir just skidded forward about a foot. Sourapas gave up try-ing to be helpful and scrunched past the dead truck, pleating Collins' sheet metal as he went. Ultimately, a tow truck hooked up to Collins and took him away. At the end of the third lap Dondel had moved to the front, one second in front of Sourapas. Pflueger was third, and Tim Herbst was fourth, fol-lowed by Josh Baldwin in fifth. Marty Coyne had lost time with Dusty Times

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Mark Weyhrich put his Chevy Jimco into 11th on Saturday, then moved up to second place on Sunday, and finished the weekend in third place in Class 1. Gary Weyhrich drove his Chevy Jimco to eighth place on Saturday, Greg Zamarripa had a second on Saturday and a third on Sunday, in then came back Sunday to finish in third, which made him second in his Class 7SX Ford and that translated into the class win for the the weekend Class 1 standings. _w_e_ek_e_n_d_. --~----------------a flat he changed on course and Pete Sohren, Ford, had also had a flat, a lap earlieF. _ In spite of being without power steering for the last two laps, Dondel took the win. Sourapas, who said he'd had a "pretty good day", was second, and Pflueger was third. Herbst finished fourth, reporting a "clean run" and followed in by Josh Baldwin in fifth. Mark Post, Ford, Jason Baldwin, Ford, and Gary Dircks, who had power steering problems with his Chevy, all dropped out on Lap 4. Twenty-two came back on Sunday. Three of them, shouldn't have bothered. Brian Collins didn't get Lap 1 done, Kyle Taylor went from the start line to his pit and then no fur-ther, and the Herbst truck rolled hard on Lap 1, and never re-en-tered the fray. Driver and pas-senger were reported to be okay. Rob MacCachren, in · Dusty Times Vildosola' s Ford, had the fast piece of it fly into his hip. And took the win. Renezeder fin-lap, at 11:42, and went into the it was the end of his day. His ished second, saying he's happy lead. Dondel, who'd put on hip was fine. to be back racing in the desert stiffer shocks, rebuilt his power The third lap was hard to do again, after several years of steering pump and bought an apparently. Coyne dropped competing only in the CORR alternator at the NAPA store, out, Sohren was towed off to Midwestern events. In third it was second. In third it was his pit and Steele, after a 37 was Jason Baldwin, who said, Pflueger, while Coyne and minute second lap, had no time the course was "rougher today. Shepard tied for fifth, and left to do a third. . It's amazing how many rocks Renezeder had his new truck in Dondel stayed in fron·t, are out there today!" Shepard sixth. Luis Wallace finished the Renezeder stayed in second, finished fourth on a left rear . lap with a right rear flat, and Shepard moved up to third, flat. Sourapas was fifth. And Cameron Steele came in slowly, Baldwin fell to fourth and when Jason Baldwin finally fin-gingerly, creeping over the big Sourapas was fifth. Curt ished in 10th place, he had his jump, and then heading for his LeDuc, in Mark Post's Ford, third left rear flat. He was the pit. A balljoint had pulled out finished the third lap with a left last finisher. of the spindle. rear flat, which he called a When they totaled up the On the second lap Jakobson "wheel failure." Josh Baldwin two days of racing, Dondel had disappeared, and so did had finished the second lap the win, of course. Sourapas MacCachren, when the trans-with a left rear flat, and then took second place, and Scott mission,went away. That left he came in on a left rear flat at Steinberger was third (with two Dondel in the lead, with the end of the third lap also. seventh place finishes). Josh Renezeder second; Coyne third, Things went bad on Lap 4 Baldwin was fourth and Shepard fourth and Pflueger for Luis Soto, Chet Huffman, Shepard was fifth, and the last fifth. But as Pflueger tried to and Bobby Baldwin, who one to be an official finisher. move forward from the start/ tossed a power steering belt. Once again, attrition played a finish line after his stop, his None of them finished. But major role in the Trophy Truck transmission blew up. He felt a Dondel had no problems and competition. 2.5" --6'!!!£1 When the times were com-pared, Ebberts had the overall best time for the weekend, mak-ing him a two-time overall win-ner. The town of Laughlin was jammed full for the weekend, the grandstands were full for the weekend, and rhe hills were loaded with cars and people. One more time, the Laughlin Desert Challenge got racers fans alike all fired up and ready to head out into the desert for anot'her year of racing. After the San Felipe race on February 25th, SCDRE moves to the Baja 500 the first weekend in June. Then there will be a one-off event in Las Vegas, for Trophy Trucks, Class 1 cars and points lead-ers, on July 28th. It's a sta-dium event. In September they go to Primm for the Primm 300, and the season will fin-ish with the Baja 1000 on No-vember 17th. SCOIE Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! March 2005 Page 19

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73RD MONTE CARLO RALLY • 2005 Sebastien Loeb Takes 2005 Opener By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen Xsara to a resounding victory at Monte Carlo, first WRC rally of 2005. Sebastien Loeb trounced the op- service systems, reduced number of for the first time ever, the cars were position on the opening round of the mechanics, a revolutionary "five going to be back in the Principality 2005 World Rally Championship minute" penalty for missing a stage, every night. This was expected to be when he beat the opposition by al-the welcome end of SupeRally, the the only event in 2005 in which tradi-most three minutes in his Citroen endofthefivedayformat, new testing tionalgravelnotecrews("safetycrews") Xsara WRC. ltwas his and Citroen's rules and increased tyre limitations. would be allowed to operate. The tyre third successive win on this event and On technical m.atters, there were rules had changed: instead of four al-the fourth Monte Carlo on which changes which permitted wider track ternative tread patterns from which they had been fastest on the stages. World Rally Cars of which only two teams could select, as in recent years Despite his domination, the champi- cars (Mitsubishi and Peugeot) availed for this event, this year there were only onship points saw four manufactur- themselves. There was engine event three patterns available and for this ers separated by just one point. Many pairing (the same engines used at event all tyres had to be mounted on regulations were new for the 2005 sea-Monte Carlo have to be used in Swe-18 inch rims. son, but none so significant or unex- den), and increased limits on replac- Main pre-event debate however was pectedly so far reaching as the new ing parts at service. In addition to about the small entry. Only 34 were "five minute" rule, originally intended these general changes, this year's received, entries being accepted only to replace the inadequate "SupeRally" Monte Carlo Rally saw major route for World Rally Cars of Super 1600s system,• in reality struck at the heart of changes. It was to be the shortest and by special regulation. Twelve entries the sport. most compact Monte Carlo Rally ever! came from registered world champi-This was the first event in which The furthest away in a straight line onship teams, four Priority 2 entries the 2005 rules apply. These concerned from the Principality for the rally in World Rally Cars, 12 (out of 13 top drivers using HANS devices, re-route was 50km. All servicing was to registered contenders) from Junior duced competitive distances, different be carried out in Monte Carlo and World Rally Championship, four privateers in World Rally Cars and two privateers in Super 1600 cars. Once again Monte had fallen prey to the rules which demand central ser-vicing with, in this case, an inherent limit on available space. Also the cal-endar date constrained the organisers accepting entries until the full required number of WCR and JWRC entries were known, bywhich time it was too late to invite anyone else to fill the gaps. Fuel Sale's "Pro Cell" is our top-of-the-line racing cell that comes ready to • 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 fu/110 year wa"anty. l'or more i.nLo ca..ll or write to: Aircra.t't Rubber/ru.l Sa.t'e EL SAF 250 S.E. Timber Avenue Radmond, OR 97156 There were many novelties amongst the teams. Although this was to be the final season planned for both them Kris Meeke and Chris Patterson took the JWRC honors in their Citroen C2, seen here before an admiring crowd. and their stablemates Peugeot, Citroen started favourite, the actual winners for the last two years and moral winner for one year more be-fore that. Francois Duval made his debut although co-driver Stephane Prevot was returning five years since his Citroen programme with Bruno Thiry. Ford began their marking-time season with two new drivers and en-gines for the M.Sport team being pre-pared in-house. This was the team debut at Mitsubishi for Harri Rovanpera ind for Pirelli tyres. Rovanpera's place at Peugeot was taken by Markko Martin, they also had Pirelli tyres for the first time on a WRC event. It was the last foreseeable challenge by Peugeot against their cu-rious Monte Carlo jinx: they had not won this event for 20 years and only once in over 70 years! Skoda started the season with no fewer than six works drivers, though only Armin Schwarz and Alex Bengue were en-tered here. At Subaru Stephane Sarrazin made his debut appearance in any works entry, though his in-tended co-driver Jacques-Julien Renucci was ill and his former co-driver Patrick Pivato stood in. Final novelty at works level was the appear-ance of Suzuki who, for the first time, were in a full world championship programme. Even if the two-car rule continued, there were six registered and a total of seven teams in all which would be present at every event, quite an encouragement after the four teams which were still active at the end of the championship in 2004. Thirteen drivers were registered for the JWRC, now in its fifth season. New this year was the increase in events to eight, of which drivers had to de-clare which qne event they would miss. Only one driver (Conrad Rautenbach) opted to miss Monte Carlo. The championship has changed in its driver profile as well. Only two drivers (Daniel Sordo and Martin Prokop) had not entered the series before, two drivers (Kosti Katajamaki and Mirco Baldacci}were entered for their fourth successive year. Sordo accompanied for the first time by Marc Marti, Carlos Sainz's ex-co-driver. For the first time a reigning champion (Per-Gunnar Andersson) had come back to defend his title. Once again there was a maximum age limit, drivers must have been born on or after 1st January 1976, but none of the drivers is on their final eligible season in this category. At the other end, Rautenbach is 20. Although driv-ers need not nominate which make of car they will drive, Suzuki looked like being easily the most popular car but the total range of cars was small: only Citroens, Fiats and Renaults were also present. Peugeot, Ford and Opel were not expected to be represented this year. There are no registered French drivers in the JWRC this year. All 34 entries turned up at the start of the rally and behind the WCR and JWRC entries there were several interesting names, not the least was Didier Auriol back again in a Peugeot 206 from Bozian Team, "I thought I had retired from rallying but my co-driver Denis Giraudet persuaded me to make one last appearance and I am really happy to be here." Another really interesting entry came from Jose Barbara, a driver in his '60s, who an-nounced that he had won his first rally 40 years ago. He is the Subaru dealer in Le Touquet and his various ex~o-drivers teamed together to help him make his entry. He drove a very old, original specification Impreza WRC. At shakedown the main curiosity was to what extent the new tyre limit rules were going to influence how the teams handled their testing. The effect was not as extreme as expected. In fact, Markko Martin and Armin Schwarz both made five runs through a long special stage. Interesting to note was that the fastest was Francois Duval in front of his new teammate Sebastien Loeb at Citroen. Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm was third fastest, the first time they had done world level com-petition using Pirelli tyres. The fastest non-French car was the Ford in the hands of Toni Gardemeister on his debut with the team. Leg 1 4 Stages, asphalt, 108.Skms. instaf/andit'sbackodbya e · .. RacingG?Ds' ::~=:!~==:~: ' http://www.fu4llaafe.C<1C1l Tony Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen took home the silver medal, second overall in their Ford Focus at Monte Carlo. The first leg started in good condi-tions. On the first stage there were some icy damp patches but on the sec-ond stage it was virtually dry through-out. The first stage was one that had never been used on the rally before. It was most unpleasant with narrow roads, some hairpins which were al-most too difficult to drive round, and the effect of earlier winter snows were still on the road. It was a stage on which to be careful rather than take any risks and Sebastien Loeb went into the lead ahead of his teammate Francois Duval after Duval lost four or five seconds in mysterious circum-stances. In the middle of the stage he found tape across the road and braked heavily, alarmed that he might have Page 20 March 2005 Dusty Times

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Third overall at Monte Carlo went to Gilles and Herve Panizzi in the Mitsubishi Lancer. seen here at speed. Marcus Granholm lost a wheel but it didn't slow him too much, he finished fifth overall in his Peugeot 307. Ah, the scenery, Per-Gunnar Andersson drove his Suzuki lgnis to 18"' overall, sixth place in the JWRC category. been driving on a part of a road which was not a stage at all, but in fact he was on the right road and continued on his way, it seemed like sabotage. Behind the two Citroens the two Peugeots were going well, Markko Martin was the best non-Citroen on the first stage, while Marcus Gronholm was the leading non-Citroen after the second. Gronholm was gradually learning his way with the Pirelli tyres and Martin was learn-ing the Peugeot altogether. The main technical troubles which affected the first two stages were brake problems for both Petter Solberg and Stephane Sarrazin, particularly at the end of the first stage which was downhill for some way. Solberg went off the road a kilometre from the end when his brakes failed completely and lost about 20 seconds before he could re-turn to the road. Sarrazin was more careful when he realised his brakes were giving difficulty but also had to go slowly as well. Team Director David lapworth said this was more a ques-tion of adjustment than a technical failure, and that there was no reason why this should recur later on in the rally ... Going well at Ford was Toni Gardemeister. He said he was going carefully and he was still learning his way round the Focus while his team-mate Roman Kresta was finding the roads very difficult but taking no risks at all. Best non-works entry was Didier Auriol enjoying every moment of the occasion, saying how much he missed the rally scene in general. The team with a lot of difficulties at this mo-ment were Skoda. Annin Schwarz re-ported a problem related to the hy-draulics and differentials. He stalled the engine and had to reverse around the sharp hairpins in Stage 1 and then on Stage 2 had a problem with a stick-ing throttle cable. His teammate Alex Bengue had similar types of problems, stalling at the start of Stage 1, spun on 2, the handbrake did not work and the whole transmission system was most inconsistent in operation. Manfred Stohl was cautiously driving the Xsara. Before the rally he com-mented "It is a car which demands quite a different driving style com-pared with Ford or the Peugeot" to which he has recently been accustomed but gradually it looked like he was going to be coming good. On his first drive in a World Rally Car Xavier Pons (Auriol's Bozian teammate in a Peugeot 206 WRC) went off the road on Stage 2 and lost over a quarter hour but got back to service with a bent steering arm. After the first service the rally headed north into the hills behind Monte Carlo for Stage 3, which was 32km long. It was 95% dry with some ice and snow patches. Loeb found one special place where spectators had thrown a lot of snow on to the road which caused him to spin and stall the engine. He still managed to make fast-est time on the stage however, ahead of teammate Duval who had also spun and stalled at the same place. Coming Dusty Times up in fourth place was Gardemeister Solberg had more brake problems, and in a surprisingly good time came not so dramatic as on Stage 1 but the from Didier Auriol in the privately brakes failed completely with 10 prepared Peugeot who was sixth on kilometres to go. Rovanpera, for the stage. Martin dropped back to fifth whom this was his first Monte Carlo place after stalling at a hairpin. for three years, stalled at the start of March 2005 the stage and continued to find con- made the car's handling much more ditions difficult. Gilles Panizzi had precise. The differential on Schwarz's more problems, the gearshift system Skoda was now much better. He had had failed and he had to use manual kept the same tyres as used on the first control to change gears. He had the two stages on account of the fact that ride-height of the car raised and this Continued.on page 22 Rob Hall, Kyle Taylor, Chad Hall and Team Lightforce's own Kevin Davis push the envelope season after season. Speeds that feel like Mach 3, barrel rolls, free falls, mill-air collisions ... Lightforce's HID Blitz and variable-focus lights with our innovatin filter system translate to shatterproof lights that can change color and beam patterns as fast as the terrain itself. Visit 18 find a dealer near JOU. Page 21

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Didier Auriol and Denis Giraudet had a bad rally. they tried in vain as Fourth overall at Monte Carlo, Markko Martin and Michael Park Martin Prokop and Petr Gross finished ninth in the JWRC competition their Peugeot 206 succumbed to overheating. drove their Peugeot 307 to the first spot off the podium. in the Suzuki lgnis, a respectable 21st overall in the rally. the car had not been driven hard dur- in Damien Connolly but for the first power steering problems on the first place, 4. 7 seconds behind Meeke. but basically he felt that this morning ing that period. Teammate Bengue time in a 2003 specification Focus. two stages. Baldacci left the service con-Leg 2 the stages did not suit his driving or his had stalled at the start of each of the In JWRC, the leader was Per- trol after Stage 2, 12 minutes late in- 5 Stages, asphalt, 128.Skms. set-up or his car or something, and in first three stages and also had two Gunnar Andersson with no great prob-curring a two minute penalty and It was interesting at the end of the fact Gardemeister had risen in front punctures: one on the front and one !ems to report. Guy Wilks completely started to go towards Stage 3 but then first day to study the effect of the new of him to fourth place. Panizzi was un-of the rear, but both times ATS lost his brakes on the first stage and the sensor failed again and the car was five minute rule. Baldacci had done settled in his driving even though he mousses inserts had saved the day. lost 40 seconds to Andersson and on taken back to service and he became half (two out of four stages) of the had risen one place, in front of Auriol, On the final stage of the day, which the second stage he found the rear tyres the first driver to volunteer to start the first day's event so that two stages were because he was disconcerted by the ef-was a repeat of Stage 3, Solberg was went off and the car was oversteering tiext daywith a special time penalty. He missed. This meant 10 minutes of pen- feet of the HANS which was shifting going better although still he had very very badly. Many people were report-missed Stages 3 and 4 incurring 10 min- alty (Stage 3 Sordo fastest 25m49 .4s/ between him and the seat. He had again long pedal travel and was not happy ing difficulties with brakes. Baldacci utes extra penalty(over and above time Baldacci was given 30m49.4s, Stage 4 given up trying to use the semi-auto-with his brakes. Rovanpera had a dutch was fastest on the second stage, but af-taken by comparable competitors) as Andersson fastest 25m59 .2s/Baldacci ma tic gearshift and was in manual problem five kilometres from the end ter the stage he had problems with an well as the two minutes from service. = 30m59 .2s) in addition to two min- mode for the moment, although he of the stage and had to revert to manual engine sensor. Andersson retained his Three different drivers had made fast-utes for service time penalty. Yet he reverted back to semi-automatic later. gearshift, like his teammate Panizzi had lead. Kris Meeke was lucky not to lost est times on the first three stages, was still in front ofa World Rally Car No problems for the rally leaders. done. Panizzi started the stage in semi- much time but then he had problems Andersson (Suzuki), Baldacci (Fiat) (that of Pons) which had done all the Gronholm went carefully and lost a automatic mode but again had to with the tyres on the second stage. Sordo and on Stage 3 the fastest driver was stages but had spent a quarter hour half minute to the rally leader "In one change to manual and also had had no brakes at all for the whole of Daniel Sordo (in his 82). Katajamaki off the road. It was becoming appar-five kilometre stretch, where I did not handbrake failure on that stage. the first stage and the second stage he suffered power steering failure again, ent that the "five minute" rule was not completely trust the conditions, I found Gardemeister dropped a place. After also had understeeringwhich was con-but luckily after the end of the stage, working as well as intended. afterwards I had lost nine seconds." 10 kilometres of the stage he found he nected to his choice of tyres. He lost and also started to lose engine perfor- Weather conditions on the stages Auriol was now starting to notice the had started to loses confidence in the two minutes penalty at service. First re-mance. On the fourth, and final stage were sunny and fair. The first stage (a relative performance of his car com-car and he finished the day in fifth tirementoftherallyand the scene came of the day Andersson made best time repeat of Stage 3 and 4 but run in the pared with the current WRCars and position. Schwarz and Bengue were when Urmo Aava withdrew after talc-again and fmished the day just over a opposite direction) was mostly dry with his initialenjoymentwas turning to frus. happier. The Frenchman had ing the start, explaining he had an ill-minute in frontofKatajamaki, whose a few damp patches, a few icy patches tration. Sarrazin had a spin at the be-handbrake problems and also had a ness, whether medical or financial was engine was now working better. Meeke and a few areas where snow had been ginning of the first stage (5) then he spin. Warmbold continued his learn- not specified, and was in no fit state to was a further 10 seconds behind while thrown on the road from the previous had to reverse round a corner as well. ing progress, not only a new co-driver tackle the stages. Katajamaki reported Wilks was a little bit depressed in fourth day. Solberg' s engine was overheating, Stohl stalled three times but Kresta was • GENERATORS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES • WELDERS • WATERPUMPS • LAWN MOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS • RIDING MOWERS • TILLERS Calilornia's Largest Source lor Bonda Power Equipment Parts 8 Inventory IF WE DON T NIIYE IT: NO ONE DOE$/ Check Our Website: Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 !!2~~~ (323) 264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323) 264-2136 Nothing' s easier. For optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. 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Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot destroyed a power pole and Against a most beautiful backdrop, Roman Kresta drove his Ford Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor drove the good looking Citroen Xsara to sixth overall at the Monte Carlo rally. that put an end to their competition at Monte Carlo. Focus to a decent B'1' overall at the Monte Carlo rally. progressively getting happier. ruption time. The rally was now run- gone off ata hairpin and his teammate, The middle section of the second ning 49 minutes late, which meant the Guy Wilks, similarly retired from the day was full of drama. First of all last two stages were going to run in dark-event after hitting the bridge. Whether Stephane Sarrazin stopped three kilo- ness. Meanwhile coming into the rest they had cars which were repairable in meters from the end of Stage 6, having half slowlywasAuriol having stopped time for the morning was not yet hit a guard rail and damaged the sus-on the road section with overheating known. Kris Meeke was in line to in-pension and the steering. In the end he problems. herit the lead of JWRC but then he was able to drive the Subaru out of the The day of the "five minute mad-had a spin and lost 20 seconds, and stage but well beyond the permitted ness" continued with a vengeance as the this allowed Katajamaki, who had also time limit for reaching the next con-rally continued through the afternoon. hit the same bridge as Wilks and bent trol. In order to remain in the rally the There was a repeat of the previous two the steering, to take the overnight lead team registered that he wished to re-stages. Because of the delays on the rally instead. Luca Betti was very happy to start the following day, effectively miss-these were held at night, which pre- survive the last few kilometres of Stage ing four special stages incurring an ex-sented completely different challenges 9, which he said were very, very danger-tra 20 minutes of penalty and thereby not only for the world championship ous. Alan Scorcioni in JM Engineering by-passing the fast that he would oth-drivers, who were unaccustomed to driv-team Suzuki had a curious incident in erwise be excluded. This led to more ing at night, but also because of drop- which a spotlight became detached and debate. The "five minute" rule was ob- ping temperatures made conditions smashed into his windscreen. Martin viously becoming a license to ignore much more unpredictable. In the mean- Prokop crashed, so nine cars were still regulations of the rally at will. More time Auriol did not restart the loop, running in JWRC but whether either drama was quick to follow on the same because of engine trouble which caused of the two retirements would come back stage when Francois Duval crashed side-overheating. Loeb continued safely with to the rally in the morning was still not ways into a concrete power pole which a lead of just under two minutes known. then came tumbling down onto the through the evening. The cause of the Leg 3 road pulling with it high tension cables. continued "five minute" madness was 6 Stages, asphalt, 116kms. The first problem was that although an icy bridge that very few competitors The adventures of Kresta, trying co-driver Stephane Prevot was able to seemed to know about in advance. First to return to the service park the previ-climb out of the wreckage, he had a car on the road, under the reverse-run- ous evening were incredible. What pain in his leg so a helicopter was sum- ning order system, was Wannbold and started off as a simple suspension moned to take him to hospital for a he said that he was extremely lucky not problem after hitting a wall on Stage checkup. The problem was now what to hit anything, and that it "completely 9, turned into a collapsed suspension to do with the rally itself. Eventually cooled me down for the rest of the followed by the sumpguard running the power through the cables was stage". Stohl survived without incident on the ground which then destroyed turned off so the cables could be moved but then came a series of other prob- the sump. The oil fell out of the trans-and the rally proceed. Meanwhile the !ems. Bengue knocked a wheel off, al-mission and the gearbox finally broke. first car blocked behind the wreckage though he reached the end of the stage Kresta said "Today is a whole new day. was -under the reverse order system - it became clear it would be impossible Yesterday's mistake had huge conse-rally leader Loeb. Then followed the for him to reach Monaco. He duly de-quences, but today it is like I am begin-very delicate question of what time to dared a "five minute" penalty, giving ning the rally again." Skoda had far allocate to hin1. The interruption rules his mechanics the chance to repair the less damage to repair on Bengue' scar cannot operate when cars run in re-car and to restart in the morning. The but it was very late before the car was verseordersoforthefirsttin1etheStew- next person to have a problem was brought back to Monaco as the me-ards relied principally on the record- Kresta. Again he reached the end of chanics worked through the night to ing of split-timings earlier in the stage, the stage and tried to drive back to repair the damage. in which Loeb was on the same time as Monaco but to make this easier he re-The final day of the Monte Carlo the fastest driver to complete the stage moved a driveshaft. In the end the gear-Rally was becoming a mixture of curi-which was Alex Bengue. So they gave box seized on the road section and he osity and excitement. Curiosity about Loeb the notional time ofBengue. So made his "five minute" declaration in how cars were being repaired under far as Bengue is concerned it was a order to allow his mechanics to carry the "five minute" rule the night before. major achievement. It was only the sec-out repairs at their leisure so he could The cars of Sarrazin, Bengue, Kresta, ond time a Fabia driver had scored also reappear in the morning. Andersson and Wilks all returned to such a scratch time on a world cham- Rovanpera hit the bridge with the back the rally, so 28 cars were ready for the pionship rally, and it was his first ever of his car and was again having prob- morning. The main excitement was the works drive. The drama had not fin- lems with his manual gearbox. The big-battle for second place after Petter ished. On Stage 7 Armin Schwarz gest story came from Stage 8 where Solberg took third place from Toni crashed. The crews following him had Fanizzi made fastest time, which was an Gardemeister on the second stage of seen no sign of any crash or wreckage amazing encouragement for the the day, when Gardemeister was de-or car stopped by the side of the road. MMSP team. Martin was struggling, ex-layed with a broken anti-roll bar. It transpired that Schwarz had just plaining that he still does not like driv-Solberg then set out after Cronholm clipped a rock which had overturned ing in the dark or with restricted visibil-for second place. At the beginning of himontheroadanddowntheedgeof ityconditions.Solberghitthebridgeas Stage 12, the first run over Turini, the road. Schwarz in turn had a pain well but had no serious problem. Loeb Solberg was now 9 .3 seconds behind in his shoulder and he was airlifted to stalled at the start of Stage 8 (which Marcus Cronholm.Two corners after hospital for a checkup. In the middle made Panizzi's chance of a fastest time the top ofTurini there was the usual of all this the Stewards were again busy more easy) and he declared that he knew problem of snow thrown on the roads working out what interruption times thatthebridgewasgoingtobeextremely by spectators and both Solberg and to give but in any case, Loeb had ac-treacherous. Marcus Cronholm crashed. Marcus quired a lead of over one and a half In JWRC, Meeke had risen to sec-was able to continue down to Monaco minutes ahead of the next driver ond place in front of Katajamaki with a missing front left wheel (other Marcus Gronholm. Other incidents on whose engine was still down on power, drivers reported that they had to try Stages 6 and 7 were that Antony likethedaybefore.Anderssonstillheld andavoidthesuspensionunitleftlying Warmbold spun, Harri Rovanpera his lead but had a spin. Wilks was still in the middle of the road) losing about was slowed on Stage 7 by a bad vibra- in fourth, unhappy with his brakes. As five minutes and dropping him to fifth tion, Martin spun the car and said the a result of the problems for those at place but Solberg was not able to con-suspension was too hard and the car the head of the rally on Stages 6 and 7 tinue. Gardemeisterwas then blocked was jumping around a lot. From noneoftheJWRCdriverstackledthese .by the stationary car of Solberg and Gardemeister onwards yellow flags stages competitively. On the fmal loop the engine stalled before he could get were shown on Stage 6 and everybody of Stages (8 and 9) Per-Gunnar going again. So Loeb was lying nearly from that moment on had an inter- Andersson retired, reportedly having two and a half minutes in front of Dusty Times March 2005 Gardemeister, with three more stages off backwards into the wall. He arrived to go. When all the accidents were hap- at Monte Carlo with a lot of rear dam-pening, Kresta made fastest time on the age. Cecchettini got caught on oil that first T urini stage. In third place was was left on the road from the Solberg Fanizzi ahead of Markko Martin and and Cronholm incident, and two cor-Marcus Cronholm. The next remark- ners further on he crashed into a wall. able incident was when Cronholm and Marshals then slowed Sordo and Betti Kresta made fastest time on the first downwhiletheyclearedapathforthem T urini stage. Sarrazin was running with to continue. Meeke held the lead to the a slipping clutch which was evidently finish and gained his first JWRC vie-damaged yesterday but it was not tory for the Citroen C2. thought necessary to repair. Rovanpera At the finish there were four drivers had tyres which were too hard and lost who scored points without completing time during the morning. Daniel Elena, the route, having availed themselves of Loeb's co-driver, confLrmed that the the "five minute" rule at some point: Solberg and Cronholm incident was Kresta, Bengue, Wilks and Andersson. caused by snow from spectators. On In the case of Kresta he scored both the final loop of three stages Xavier Pons Manufacturer's and Driver's points. retired, the second Bozian driver with This was the big unexpected result of overheating just like Didier. the rally. It created a completely differ-In JWRC Me eke got ahead of ent aspect to the sport, and was noth-Katajamaki, who had spun off back- ing like the intended compromise de-wards in to a wall on Stage 12. signed to help get rid of "SupeRally". Andersson and Wilks had both re-About the event itself, what was worry-started with Andersson suffering some ing was the three minute lead which brake trouble and at the end ofT urini Loeb had. Not boding well for a closely he had to use his handbrake to spin fought season... lAJ2C: 73rd Monte Carlo Rally 21/23.01 .2005 Monte Car1o (MC) WC round 1 JVv'RC round 1 WC points Vv'R 'ND JC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen Xsara WRC 584DEX78(F) 4h.13m.05.6s. 10 10 2 (3) Toni GARDEMEISTER/Jakke Honkanen FIN Ford Focus WRC ET53BDU (GB) 4h.16m.03.9s. 8 8 3 . (10) Gilles PANIZZI/Herve Panizzi F Mnsubishi Lancer WRC KP54GXY (GB) 4h.16m.45.7s. 6 6 4 (8) Mar1d<o MARTIN/Michael Paric EE/GB Peugeot '!/J7 WRC 66PYK75 (F) 4h.18m.33.3s. 5 5 5 (7) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Peugeot '!IJ7 WRC 962PRV75 (F) 4h.20m.39.4s. 4 4 6 (62) Manfred·StohVllka Minor A Citroen Xsara WRC 322DFQ78 (F) 4h.21m.14.5s. - 3 7 (9) Harri ROVANPERA/Risto Pietilainen FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Vv'RC KN04YvMD (GB) 4h.21m.34.9s. 3 2 8 (4) Roman KRESTA/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Focus Vv'RC ET53UJP (GB) 4h.22m.23.7s. 2 1 9 (12) Alexandre BENGUE/Caroline Escudero F Skoda Fabia WRC 3S3 1946 (CZ) 4h.23m.37.6s. 1 10 (14) Antony Wannbold/Oamien Corrolly D/IRL Ford Focus Vv'RC EO03XYG (GB) 4h.28m.14.7s. - -, Other Important Finishers 11 (35) Kris Meeke/Chris Patterson GB Citroen C2 JWRC NWf001 (B) 4h.35m.55.6s.* -10 12 (33) Kosti Katajamakifruno Alanne FIN Suzuki lgnis JWRC IYY483(H) 4h.36m.10.1s. - 8 13 (37) Alan Scorcioni/Silvio Stefanelli VRSM Suzuki lgnis JWRC 2Z.O 3000 (CZ) 4h.37m.35.9s. - 6 14 (6) Stephane SARRAZJN/Patrick Pivato F Subaru lmpreza WRC RT53SRT (GB) 4h.37m.42.8s. -15 (41) Daniel Sordo/Marc Marti E Citroen C2 JWRC NWf003 (B) 4h.38m.22.1s. - 5 16 (38) Luca Betti/Giovami Agnese I Renault Clio JWRC CG616EZ(I) 4h.39m.19.2s. - 4 18 (31) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Jonas Andersson S Suzuki lgnis JWRC IYY484 (H) 4h.39m.55.Bs. - 3 ·· 19 (32) Guy Wlks/Phil Pugh GB Suzuki lgnis JVv'RC JCE518 (H) 4h.40m.46.9s. - 2 20 (42) Pavel Valousek/Pierangelo Scalvini CZ/I Suzuki lgnis JWRC PUS001 (H) 4h.41m.10.4s. - 1 21 (43) Martin Prokop/Petr Gross CZ Suzuki lgnis JWRC IJ7 7113 (CZ) 4h.44m.54.0s. -22 (34) Mirco Baldacci/Giovanni Bemacchini RSM/I Fiat Punto JWRC CM502HS (I) 4h.47m.22.3s. -34 (12 JWRC) starters. 24 (10 JWRC) finishers. *JWRC/S1600 winner. No Group N starters. MANUFACTURERS'$ REGISTERED DRIVER Winner's average speed over stage 83.70kph. Leading retirements completed Last stage (2) Francois DWAUStephane Prevot B Citroen Xsara WRC 585DEX78 (F) accident 5 (5) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru lmpreza WRC Page 23

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WHIPLASH MoTORSPORTS RocK To RocK Melton Racing Hauls The Mail, Delivers In Bad weather By Mike Del Col Photos: Kim Cook Photo Bucky Strunk had a great race, he literally flew around the course in his re-built truck and took the Pro Unlimited Truck win. Steve Melton and nephew Brandon, drove their great looking car to the Pro 1-2 win as well as the overall win. Terry's second ever off road race, after a debut at Wicken-burg in the Sportsman Unlim-ited class. Terry is new to off road racing, but has an illustri-ous career in circle track racing. Terry had taken a short sabbati-cal from racing, and decided to give desert racing a try. Terry's still getting the hang of driving his hi-powered Scat Chenowth and will be fun to watch in races to come. Jarrett Lemley was the last official finisher in the class, after a pretty swift first lap, and an extended second lap. There were more DNFs than official finishers in the class. After a good first lap, the Vesterdahl racing effort was sidelined with a motor going south. The team was watching the oil pressure drop all race long, until the oil light finally came on, and the team went searching for an-swers. They found them in the oil filter, which had lots of metal in it. The team called it quits. Rich Ronco was another DNF with broken front suspen-sion components. We've seen it coming for a long time ... With a relatively new machine, and loads of experi-ence, it was just a matter of time before the Melton racing family put together a dominating per-formance. It happened in Mexico at the last race of the 2004 Whiplash season -the Rock to Rock. Steve Melton drove the first lap, and then handed off to nephew Brandon for the final leg of the race. Steve's nephews have been get-ting lots of seat time, and driv-ing like veterans. They continue to improve, and this race was another great example. Steve took the lead early by churning out the fastest lap with a 1:51:55 and held about a 10 minute margin after the first lap. Melton eased up a little on Lap 2, but widened his lead and earned the overall win with a total elapsed time of 3:51 :50 and a 60+ mph average. The Melton racing effort is spon-sored by M&M Farms, ARR Farms and Fertizona. It's been another one of those peculiar racing seasons, where ~~~~~"""""""'~\"")'!'"""""i:J Ron Dalke fought an unruly power steering unit all race long but he still managed to take the Pro 1 0 win in Mexico. The Pro 112-1600 win went to Hector Garcia, he had a good run and took the class win with more than an hour in hand. Page 24 the weather has made almost as much news as the racing. The season finale in Rocky Point, was no exception. Racers and crews endured steady rain from the green to the checkers, with some sleet, and even some snow reported!? Very un-Mexico like weather didn't seem to slow the Melton racing team, who turned on the afterburners and cap-tured the overall victory. Josh Rigsby was the runner-up in Class 1, some 30+ minutes back. Terry Yoakum was the bronze medalist in Class 1. This was There were three trick trucks in Mexico, with Bucky Strunk earning the win in the class. Mike Doherty had a very long race, he got stuck a number of times but still managed to take the Pro B win. Richard Kosar travels a few thousand miles to compete, and it's worth it, he took the Unlimited Sportsman win with ease. March 2005 Bucky had to rebuild the truck after a horrendous crash at the Baja 500 this year. The truck had to be cut in half, and re-built after the crash. Bucky let son Shilo race in Mexico and the kid did just fine. The team hap no flats on their Mickey Thomp-son tires, and did the race with the "little" motor. Luis Wallace was racing a "new to him" truck that he purchased from Bob Shepard. The truck went only 40 miles and was sidelined with a broken transmission. The Class 10 racers had a pretty tight race, with Ron Dalke in his Tatum chassis car had about a six minute lead over "The Texas Tornado" James Martin after the first lap. In his RCD single seater. Scott Martenson was running well, and was about four minutes be-hind Martin, with Todd Elam another few minutes in arrears . Dalke had a very ill handling power steering unit, but sol-diered o n to take the Class 10 win, and was second overall to boot. Dalke said that the power steering would go away, and then catch, so he never knew what to expect from corner to corner. It didn't slow him much, but did alter his typical "Kung Fu grip" style racing to the "ten and two" steering method . Sa-fari Landscaping and Tatum Motorsports sponsor Dalke. Todd Elam improved his posi-tion after the first lap, and made it to the checkered flag in sec-ond place, and third overall. Scott Martenson ended up third in the class, with James Martin finishing fourth. Martin had a problem with his power steer-ing, with a broken high pressure fitting. Fortunately for him, he stopped where the Yesterdahl car had quit, and Martin fixed his car by borrowing parts off of the Yesterdahl machine. Mike Doherty and the Doherty Plumbing powered truck had a very eventful day, and was the big winner in the Class 8 fracas. Mike was getting stuck, lost, found, and unstuck, only to get stuck again. Mike had a really long day after running very well early. The big truck tossed an alternator belt on one of the high speed sections that cost them a few positions early. In making up time, the team missed a turn that was not very clearly marked and got stuck. Bad stuck. They were able to flag down a 1600 car that was also lost, who promised to send back help. In the meantime, the team's radio messages were fi-nally heard, an d a 4x4 chase truck was d ispatched to the Dusty Times

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Sportsman Mini had a good race, when the smoke cleared it was The Sportsman 4-2 Seat winner was Augusto Blandon, he had a fast Josh Rigsby fought the rain and the sleet and ended the day in the Ruben Federico taking the class win by more than half an hour. _ru_n_fi_or_h_is_o_n_e_r;_eq.,__u_ir;_e_d_la-'--p~. --~~~~-~-~--second spot in the Pro 1-2 category. scene. On they go. Unfortu-out of the race in a crash after broke a valve in his 1600, and There were only-four finishers a pretty good clip. Richard had nately Mike hadn't planned on Mike blew a turn, and Ric retired without completing a in the class, with Richard Kosar a broken drive belt at about the being out past dark, and didn't plowed into him as Mike tried lap. getting to the finish first. eight mile mark, but made quick have any lights. So while his to turn around. Both cars were Nine racers showed up in Richard's Arctic Cat powered repairs. He comes all the way chase crew were looking to bor-unrepairable in the field and Mexico to compete in the machine really flies down there from Ohio to race would you row some lights, the racers came were retired. Bruce Johnston Sportsman Unlimited ranks. in the sand, and his 2:36:59 was Continued on page 26 across another 1600 car that had run out of gas, and had two occupants looking like two fro-zen , and drown rats. Doherty hooks 'em up on a strap, and continued down the race course and back toward th e highway ... O bviously, race speeds with a 1600 car o n the strap were not obtainable. After dropping off the 1600 car, their chase crew arrived with a hand held spot-light. The guys used the candle to light the way home, with ev-ery checkpoint closing after they passed thru. The team reached the checkers to a gauntlet of spectarors, lights on and horns blazing for the finish. T he bad news was that it was 20 minutes beyond the official limit. The good news is that Whiplash does the right thing, and invokes the biker rule that allows racers that render aid to other racers not be penalized by doing so, and a very happy Mike Doherty earned the class win, and his fourth class championship in nine years of racing. The two other com-petitors didn't share in Mike's luck, and completed only one lap each. Mac Randall was pi-loting the Hondo Jeep pickup, and had the chain in his 4x4 transfer case go sou th shortly after Lap 1. Dean Whitaker was a DNF after leading after the first lap. Hector "Pacho" Garcia again demonstrated his dominance in Mexico and earned the victory in Class 1600 in Rocky Point. Pacho always runs well, and this was no exception. Pacho's Tecate sponsored car had about 12 minutes on Louie Senna af-ter the first lap, and was fol-lowed by Nollan Blackwell, Brent McKee and Keith Ayers. The order at the finish changed with Nollan earning the second place position, an d Ayers arriv-ing in third. McKee was right be-hind in fourth position, and new guy David Pulley was the last of-ficial finisher in fifth place. Nollan had achieved his goal with the solid finish and earned a well deserved class champion-ship. Maran a Carpets support Nollan. Louie Senna disap-peared on the second lap, by running out of gas. Jeff Knupp ended his winning streak in 1600 by making the same mistake. Jeff said that the wet sand really con-sumed the gasoline and his car earned about six miles per gal-lon, rather than the usual 10+ mpg he usually gets in Mexico. Tucsonian racers Ric Sanders and Mike Leung took each other Dusty Times Rltt8to Mi.1tieipt18 Ai,po,t, Riatto ea. 10 Jrwy, to, .. Ooda, St No,tft, I/oil 011 8asaei11a, f$( ti9At to ai,po,t Iii~ .. • •.·· ... ettif~~•tfde;4t.e foltowln , •···• · ·· ~•;11~,,!J ~J!~L · 1'' .• .· ·. u,-, tkt!.~ ~t J)Sm PARTS &ACCESSlJIUES $35.00 1tACEfRtJCKS $20.00 , RIGf SOOQYS $20.00 -MOTORCYCLES $15.00 SAND TOYS $20.00 " QUADS & 3-WHEELERS $20.00 JJIWL!RS & TOW VE~ICU:S $45.00 Jrtl8E-RUNNERS * i $20.00 , MFG. & RETAIL DISPLAYS $45.00 ,4x4s & JEEPS $20.00 1D'i151 10'x15' 10'x15t 3'x8' 10'x15' 5'x8' 10'x20' 1o•X1s' 10'x20' 10'x20' Be sure to cleao-DUJ thost garages and bring yoqr off-road collectables to the sixth Annual Off-Road swap Meet. The only one of it's kind in Southern California's history! ,g U,00 ADULTS & KfDS UNDER 12 ARE: FR~E! ~-~r if =:;;;: ,;:· Qe fiU out this entry form ahd mail with a check to California Pre-Fun, Sti Cherry Valley, CA 92223 before March 11 r 2005;" Name_-_. __________ Street, _________________ _ Ci~,----------State. ____ Zip,.__ _ ____ Section., _____ _ Move in Saturday 12 p.m. March 19y until show opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday March 20,. add $5,00 late fee after 6 a.m. on March 20. Booth space available day uf show. Reservations recommended but not required. 0 PRESENTED BY CURT JJ,OqC'S CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN c;:1 _111qreJnfQO'IJltiQll calt~C,u[l l.eil'.i!c'J95j) 845-8820 or visit March 2005 Page 25

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Todd Elam gave it the old college try, he ran as hard as he could in the Nol/an Blackwell Jr. came in second this time but that position earned Harry Edwards chased the elusive gold medal in Unlimited Sportsman, foul weather and took home the silver medal in Pro 10. ;;;;;;;;;;;a;;;;;;;;;;,-him the 1/2-1600 Whiplash Class championship. he had to settle for the silver medal this race. Mark Fisk finished the last race of the year, and not too badly either, Tom Fisher was a bit off the winning_ pace in the rain, he took the It was Terry Yoakum's second off road race, he did quite well, taking he took a nice second place, five minutes out of the win. second spot in Sport Mini, glad to get out of the weather. home the bronze medal at the freezing Whiplash race. believe? Harry Edwards was the weekend of it despite the bad so a more conservative pace was YW motor work. Scott lations to all of the finishers, runner-up in the class, about luck. the order of the day. Mark dis-Zimmerman was just 39 seconds winners, and class champions. 17 minutes back. Rick Thomas You could have thrown a covered that the car is NOT a behind Fisk and was third in the The Whiplash racing crew has and Keith Hughes completed blanket over the finishers in the trophy truck and sometimes class. Hondo Jimenez was out been making solid improvements their assignments and were the Sport 10 class, with Ty Loyd slower is faster in the end. Fisk with a broken c.v. in the last two years, and 2005 third and fourth finishers re-beating his competition. Ty battled with Scott Zimmerman Reuben Wilson appears to is shaping up to be a great sea-spectively. The usually quick blasted out a 2:52:34, stopping in the #1276 from the end of have earned the class win in the son. Organizers have added a Bob Myers and the Mask Rae-only to clean his visor, and for the Well Road to the finish line. Sportsman Limited class, and new course to the agenda. Hope-ing effort suffered their second a "10-100" break. Ty didn't re-Mark wanted to extend a spe-completed two (?) laps. Guess fully all of the planets will align, straight DNF with a torched cyl- alize that second and third were cial thanks to co-driver Jeff for one just wasn't enough. Ruben and Whiplash racers will see inder head in Mexico. The team right behind him. Mark Fisk fi-flying in from Orange County Frederico beat Whiplash tech some new desert in Arizona to had a broken transmission in nally completed a race after four and to his pit crew John and dude Tom Fisher and Adam race on. The 2005 schedule is Wickenburg, and this stings a DNFs. Buggy #1299 had a solid Mike. He also wanted to thank Lucas to the finish line in the out, and they've put the rough-little bit. The team went only six finish with no broken parts or Dale and his crew at Sandtrix Sport Mini class. Augusto est course on the schedule first. miles in Mexico, but the guys pieces missing. The team flipped who did an awesome job prepar-Blandon brought his four seater Wickenburg will host the first made the best of it, hung out, the car in Snowflake costing ing the car. Dan at Competition to Mexico, and earned a win in race of the season, early in Feb-chased a little, and made a good them over $4,000.00 in repairs, Engineering is "The Man" for the class with a nice finish. ruary. Check your calendar, and Page 26 March 2005 That's a wrap on the Whip-get that racer prepped. SW lash season for 2004. Congratu-in the Dez! . Ty Loyd took the Sportsman 10 win in Mexico, he had less than five minutes on the guy breathing down his neck. Reuben Wilson was having such a good time he ran an extra lap, he took the win in Sportsman Limited at the Whiplash gala. Dusty Times

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Brent McKee finished third, or fourth, as the case may be, in 1/2-Scott Zimmerman was third in Sportsman 10, he was a 1600 it was a dead heat between he and Larry Ayers. mere 39 seconds out of the second place spot in the Rick Thomas didn't have the best of days, he ended up in third spot in the Unlimited Sportsman class. PLEASE. Don"t Forget To Support The Adver-tisers VI/ha Keep DUSTY Tl/VIES Reporting The Off Road News! flESTP.l.:;TID FOR RAC~ Fk"lS ONLY Dusty Times March 2005 When You Buy Products From Our Advertisers, Be Sure To Tell Them You Saw It In DUSTY TIMES PIKES service center Baker, California Celebra~ing 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ..• THANKS! M b•1® .O.···.I SERVICE RESTAURANT Every Day Open 24 Hours Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 27

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M.O.R.E. AWARDS M.O.R.E. season Ends on High Note By Ann Donaldson Photos: Trackside Photo were awarded for their award win-ning photos. The two win-ners are Bill Thompson and Jim Ober of Trackside Photo. Person of the Year was given to Jim Clements. Writer of the Year was yours ________ ......,..,. truly. Bill Markel had a good year, here he happily receives the award Two Class for his points win in the Class 1 category. 5 Bugs were nominated for the Oops of the Year award. Chris Bowman was not present to accept his award for roll-ing his car the evening before a race. J i m Clements then took over the ceremony. His ......__.....,,...._ __ ..._ _____ __,__,.. first order of The Class 10champion was WayneNosala, seen here receiving business was his trophy from Jim Clements at the MORE Awards. presenting a custom Jim Clements awards the large trophy to Garit Wallace as the Class ½-1600 winner as well as the overall points winner for plaque with a 2004. C 1 0 C k Barstow, California was the lo-cation of the MORE awards, honoring the winners of the 2004 season. Rosita's Mexican Restau-rant was the place. Jim Clements was the master of the ceremony. The trophies were of the highest quality, with a laminated picture of the winner's car on the top. Lunch was a buffet with all the usual Mexican cuisine with the al-ways present chips and salsa on every table. Creg Crew from Lucas Oil Products kicked off the ceremony with a raffle for all who attended the awards. He passed out t-shirts, hats and Lucas Oil products. Creg then had a drawing for the racers who have bought Lucas products over the past year. Jeff Sack walked away three separate times with a $50 gift certificate, a hat and shirt. Tom Moxley from Mickey Th-ompson Tires was up next. Tom raffled off two front tires. Greg Brewer was the happy winner. Tom promised the crowd that Mickey Thompson will be around the 2005 season. Art Sevada then presented awards that were voted via e-mail. "Voted by the people" Art said re-garding the plaques he had made especially for this event. Garit Wallace won the overall picture for the year. Garit, 25, driving a single seat home designed and built 1/2-1600 car, won two races, with one of those wins an overall win. With one win in the 7CI B BIISIMESS OB B.IICE TE.IIM Dri,iog suns·• Crew U11Uorms • Crew Shirts Polo Sblr/s • Team Jackets• Hals• Gear Hags TEIIBIIR.E #EIIIIIST IIIIOTlllfllnllOBTJS • lllrlEIVI aAl:l#lil • EIIIIIIIIIII aAl:llfla wr,1 UIIIIIIIIDI • 1:1111 , •• WIIIOIUI • ••1:1 IUAar IIIIIIIIRl&TS • T&TIIIII IIUA#II IMPll6I Dlllr/EUIIIE • NallaA l:AR:tii II# l:Ol!IIIII..II Page 28 March 2005 The Class 1300 winner for the 2004 MORE season was Mike Parr, seen here smiling and without a coat of dust=. ___ _ mounted on it to Art Sevada for all his work the past year as Tech Director. Art spends count-less hours at the race track and off the rack track, making sure vehicles are safe. Jim also raffled five $60.00 "off the next entry fee". Winners were Perry Fleming who won twice, Bill Markel, Mike Parr and Frank Pluga. Winning the Class 1 championship two years in a row was Bill Markel. Bill Jeff Sack had some help from his son in collecting his award for won two races winning the Class 5-1600 battle in 2004. this past year past year, Class 9 driver Doug and thanked car owner Scott Silcock was voted driver of the Martin and Donald Harper. year. The Rookie of the Year Marty Melendrez was second in plaque was awarded to the team points. of Angel Vinaja and Rick Winning three races this past Cordova who drove a 5-1600 year with one of the wins an over-Bug; they won the last race of the all win, Wayne Nosala walked season. Four pit clubs were nominated for the Pit Club of the Year award. The nominees were FAIR, CORE, Checkers and Jeff Sack. The winner was FAIR. Two long time pho-tographers Tim Sharp and John Hays were the happy recipients of the first place trophy in the Class 5 2004 MORE contest. Dusty Times

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The Sevedra/Worthington/Clark trio were pleased with their second Jeff Pluga and Angie Vinaja gladly accepted their third place finish place in the hotly contested 5-1600 battle. award in Class 5-1600. Who gets custody of the trophy? MORE awarded a thank you trophy to Art Sevadra for all his efforts in the Technical Inspection, pre and post-race checking. away with the trophy. Wayne and transmis_sion builder Jim Heinemann. Don thanked Jeff thanked Tim Baker, the CORE Clements. Sack and Art Sevada. The class Pit Club and Fat Performance. Finishing in third place in Class winner was Mike Parr. Mike Second place went to Jason 1300, Sportsman was Rich thanked his parents and Mickey Batulis. Third place was Ryan Waszkiewicz. Finishing one point Thompson Tires for a « good Only racing twice with MORE, The winner was Bob Schreiner. Class 8 winner was Matt Towery. Thomas Pitman won Class 11 Second place went to Heath honors with Brian Thompson Mitchell. taking second place. Class 1400, mini-trucks, sec-MORE has a six race season Lesher. from first place was Don year". ond place went to Mark Gonzalez. planned for 2005. ~ In Class 5, third place went to Chris Bowman. There was a tie in the winner's spot between John Hays and John Criswell. John Hays thanked his wife for all her help. A tie in third place in Class 1/ 2-1600, with 76 points each was Paul Keller and Jeff Cepielik. Sec-ond place went to Bryon Ziegler. Class winner with a large lead in points was Garit Wallace. Garit thanked his father, Mickey Th-ompson Tires and both the Fair and Core pits clubs. Third place in Class 5-1600 went to Angel Vinaja driving the Pluga Racing yellow Bug. Angel thanked Guy Sevada, Jeff Sack along with Carlo lrebe who preps the car. Finishing in second place was Guy Sevada. Guy wanted to make sure his father, Art, got credit for his racing effort. Guy went on to thank Tom Moxley, Jeff Sack and Jim Clements. Fin-ishing a scant three points ahead of Guy for the class win was Jeff Sack. Jeff thanked his better half, his wife, saying "She helps me out a lot and she makes the team shirts." Class 7s third place went to Ken Keegal who thanked his wife and Lucas Oil. Second place finisher, Diego Lopez thanked Jim Fay who was sick and unable to attend the awards. Class winner, Perry Fleming, thanked Bill Markel for a transmission that kept Perry in the race game. Class 9 third place went to Kevin Kopitch. The second place trophy went to Elizabeth Metzger. Class winner Doug Silcock thanked his co-driver and father along with motor Thomas Pittman gestures to the crowd after receiving his award for the Class 11 championship, toughest class of them all. Dusty Times GENERATION 2 CADOY KrT IS NOW HEREI INSTALL COIL OVER a BYPASSJ BUILT FOR DUAL SHOCKSJI HATING THE TOR.TION BARSL & STILL SOLTON! WITH THI! ADDED DUAL SHOCK TABS, THE OPTION TO BUILD TO YOUR SPECS 1S NOW AVAILABLE! NO . OTHER SUSPENSION ON THE PLANET CAN COMPAREJ!I -...... ~ .. BILLET REMOTE OIL FILTER ~ ADAPTER & WELD-ON '-,-~~ .~ ... 0 ... "\ I•~\ -.. -.. ., t, Fuel Cell Plumbing !I Components. Always ;J_ The Best, Always In Stock! MOUNT All-in-one Transmission & · Engine Oil Cooler/ Keep both cool In one easy step. Great size, can be mounted In the front or the rear/ WE STOCK MORE PARTS THAN ANYONE! TRUCK DEPT: (95l} 737-2999 BUGGY DEPT: (95lJ 737-7223 WW.K4RTE/f.CDM March 2005 WE ARE THe LEADING OISTRlllUTOR OF FOX, BILSTEINLAND SWAYwA•WAY SHOCK ABSORBER:. IN THE INDUSTRYl Wn'H OVER 2500+ SHOCKS IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES; RANGING FRON BUHP STOPS TO AIR SHOCKS, EMULSION'S TO 4 TUBE 3" BYPASS SHOCKS/ 'iJJJE.iJ l!.J!J 1-'JEEV .ti, 't",l •pl';:f' ( 'J•}~ r [ j I 1/!J-l*J'r.:.J.., Designs Single Light! Built In last Bo", Outter me Included, Positioning with Ingle Turn of Nob/ Super e Weight, and tlmfzed Lens for Hot Spots. The olutlon In lfghtlng AS ARRIVED! 2871. RAGLE WAY CORONA, CA. 92879 Page 29

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Page 32 ~i;tiail~SS WWW.MDRRACING.COM April 2, 2005 Barstow, CA BARSTOW, CA. START/ FINISH OFF OUTLET CENTER DRIVE 18 CLASSES - INCLUDING STREET LEGAL PRO ENTRY FEE $360.00 * SPORTRSMAN ENTRY FEE $200.00* 1 ST PLACE SPORTSMAN CLASSES RECEIVE $100.00 ENTRY FEE BACK** MAY 14, 2005 JUNE 25, 2005 AUG.13, 2005 SEPT. 24, 2005 NOV. 12, 2005 THE 2005 CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING' SERIES RIDGECREST 250 RIDGECREST MOR 400 LUCERNE VALLEY CALIFORNIA 200 (NIGHT RACE) LUCERNE VALLEY MOJAVE 200 BARSTOW STODDARD 250 BARSTOW · - G $2,000.0 RIT AW Year nd Award ENJOY WELL ORGANIZED, LOCAL, AFFORDABLE, CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING, WITH A LARGE CQNTINGENCY PROGRAM ON SITE MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY MED EVENT AMBULANCE, PARAMEDIC, FIRE TRUCK, EMTS, JAWS OF LIFE, AT ALL MOR RACING EVENTS RESULTS AVAILABLE AS YOU CROSS THE FINISH LINE - RESULTS POSTED ON LINE DURING THE RACE TECH SERVICES PROVIDED BY AR.TS. ALL RACE TECH AND SAFETY U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestor and green sticker or license plate required on all race vehicles. R.1ti.:t1111 Slmx •Entry form and fees due two weeks before the race •ate. ,..With 3 In class. Entry fee for the driver only, no fee for co-drivers, support crew, spectators or the general public l,lote: If the vehlcle does not make the starting line, 100% of the entry fee Is rolled over to the next race) FOR MOR RACE RESULTS/ INFORMArlON: PHONE (626) 442-9320 FAX (626) 579-6051 1853 Parkway Drive So. El Monte, CA 91733 EMAIL WEBSITE MOR Tech Info: ALL RACE TECH & SAFETY-Phone (702) 897•3S83 EMAIL March 2005 Dusty Times

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REMEMBRANCES sleep more than likely would have been the case. Not Just Any Body tant until we told her the reason for our call. The dispatcher said she'd send a car and in fact she sent two. A 5.0 Mustang and a Crown Vic showed up 45 minutes later because of the traffic. Didn't mat-ter anyway, did it? The 5.0 cop said he needed gas and we told him that we were going ahead and we would meet him at the under pass. We slowly led the two NHP cars up the road but even as slow as we were going they could not keep up. We arrived at the body and parked where our lights would illuminate the scene. that's where the guns are, he later admitted). As the cop came over to check on the old man, he called back to us, "You didn't.look close enough, this one is still alive!" As one cop got the old man some lemonade, the other checked his l.D. and we fo und our he was 89 years old. As it turns out, this guy had been stuck in the traffic and had taken the frontage road to find a way around. He had turned un-der the freeway as we did and drove all the way to the end where he had buried his brand new Lincoln town car up to the frame rails in the sand that was at the top of the road. He had seen the lights of the freeway in the distance and decided that the only thing he could do was walk back out to the road. He had got-ten to the point we found him and given up. He had no energy or will power left and lay down to die, or The cop had us drive up to the Lincoln to check the distance so he could inform the tow truck driver. When we got there, it looked like this old man had been moving at quite a clip considering how far he was into the sand of the wash. It turned out to be about four and a half miles that he had walked be-fore giving up. By Mark Naugle The year was 1992 and the event was the HDRA Gold Coast 300. Bob and I were chasing for a Stock Mini team. The publicity run was a week before the race and the MTEG stadium race was in Vegas that Sat-urday night. We were going to chase the race and we wanted to do the pre-run as well and having the MTEG race in town the same week-end gave us even more inspiration to attend. We left the Bay Area early Fri-day morning and had an unevent-ful drive until we reached Stateline. 1-15 was down to one lane in each direction for construction and traf-fic was backed up from Vegas to what is now known as Primm, NV. We endured and eventually pulled into the Gold Strike Hotel at Jean and checked into our room, went to the bar and got a drink. Since it was a lovely October evening, we wandered outside and could see that the weekend Vegas traffic was backed up miles past Primm half way up the big hill back into California. We were very glad to have already arrived. We shook our heads and went back inside and had dinner. After dinner the casino seemed very mundane so we did what any off roader would do in a similar situation: We decided to do a night run. Now the race course was closed to pre-running so we de-cided to run down the paved front-age road that was used as the pit straight and tried to find the 1988 Gold Coast race course that wen t through Goodsprings. We were all strapped in and had all nine gazillion candlepower of the lights blazing and headed west up the two track graveled "road" that led up the alluvial fan. We were looking for a break to the right as we mo-tored on up all giddy about being in the dirt again. We were doing about 55-60 when both Bob and I look at each other and say, "Was that a body?" We had obviously both seen the same thing on the left side of the road and were pretty freaked out about it. We decided that we should turn around and check, obviously, but somehow I couldn't get the nerve to lift or use the brakes to slow and turn around. I finally got the nerve to reverse course and check it out. As we turned, we looked out at the desert floor below us and were amazed at the long string of headlights and tail lights stretching as far as the eye could see in either direction along the bottleneck of 1-15. We moved down the hill at a slower rate than we ascended look-ing for what we hoped we would not find. But we fo und it. Our lights lit up a bald head and body prone right along the now right side of the road. Oh! My! God! I hit the gas and as we struggled to control our breathing, raced all the way down the hill and back under the freeway. The bod y looked white as a sheet with his arms folded on his chest. Hell, no, we didn't stop. We, of course, fig-ured mob hit, bad gambling debt, drug deal gone bad or some such Dusty Times evil and wanted to be as far from the area as possible until we could alert the authorities. We didn't dare leave any footprints. We didn't want SheriffBubba to form any "Boy, whydja do it?" theories that included us. The closest phone was at the Texaco station at Jean. We dialed 911 on the pay phone in the vesti-bules and none of them would take a 911 call. We asked the clerk to use her phone and she was reluc-Just as the Mustang arrives, the arms that had been folded across the cadaver's chest levitated upright followed by the head and torso. Just like in a horror movie, this one sat up as if rising from the dead. Bob jumped out of the pre-runner and ran back to the police car ('cause We returned to the bar in the Gold Strike and "calmed ou.r nerves" before going to bed. Before the publicity run, a breakfast had been set up with a catering truck and several banquet tables. As Bob and I ate breakfast we heard some-one at the other end of the table say, "Yea, if you run around out in the desert long enough, you're bound to find a body out there." Oh, let me tell you! .. ·,I ,W Hi Desert Charities OFF-ROA1i#i50KeR RUK ------... 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Each rider/driver goes twice for single entry fee. New motorcycles must present registration at Tech Inspection if Green or Red Sticker is not available. FREE hats to the first 250 entries Saturday-150 on Sunday. T-shirts, hats & sweatshirts available for purchase at the start/finish area. * * SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER 5:00 p .m. • Slash X Cafe AU-you-can-eat BBQ/Dinneor Chicken, Ribs, Beans, Vegetable and Bread S 12.00 + lu per plale FACILITIES AND CAMPING Portable Johna, Trash Dumpster & Lota of Open Desert for Camping Bring your own water and firewood. No wood, pallets, etc with nails in th~_m are allowed in the desert per· B,L,M, RAFFLE Lota of PRIZES to be given away each day• 2:00 p,m. AWARDS Ten Best Hands front the Poker Run will win Prizes each <lay -2:00 p.m_ BBQ Hamburgen, ~ot Dog• and Refreshment• •~ailable al the event site 10100 a.m. -?'!? Rolls & Coffee • Ham, Bacon or Sauaage & Egge Brea.kfut Sandwich • Saturday morning • 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Ham. 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M.O.R.E SucK IT UP 400 Rain, Cold And some snow In Lucerne By Ann Donaldson Photos: Trackside Photo Clint Fisher won the Trophy Challenge Class in his great looking four seater, he had an almost trouble free run and was elated with the win. Rick Wicoxen and Marty Melendez conquered the cold and the terrain to take the Class 1 win and the overall win at Lucerne in the Jirnco. The first race of a six race season was held in Lucerne Valley.1bis was the first race sponsored by Suck It Up Clothing Erik Earnest shared the driving with Ben Monroy and they ran trouble free to take the Class 5 win in Lucerne. apparel who were on hand selling their long day for racers, pit personal and clothing in the staging area. Racers were course workers. A BBQ was held in the greeted with a chilling two days of rain FAIR pit club's main pit. The BBQ was and freezing temperatures.Art "The tech open to all and all who attended had a dude" Savedra was a little late leaving great time. Red Longacre who perfonned techni- Class 1 and Class 10 were required cal inspection in the rain. On race morn-to complete nine laps. Only two cars ing, snow fell for about a half an hour, were able to make the nine laps and see dusting the low mountains around the the checkered. Rick Wilcoxson driving start/finish line. Everyone bundled up the two seat Jimco owned by Marty for the drivers' meeting and the 8: 15am Melendrez won not only the class but start. took the overall win. Marty with co-This race was 400 miles with a 40 driver Tracy Campbell drove the first mile loop. Laps ranged from nine to six four trouble free laps. Marty then laps depending on the class. The course handed the car over to Rick and co-was a tough 400 miles since a large driver Troy Johnson. With only one flat amount of cars never saw the checkered slowing them down, Rick commented Jeff Sack made it look easy. he flew around the course for his required laps and flag. Many cars were still on the track "The course was fast but rough. 11 ;:too==k=t=h=e=5=·=16=0=0==~=in=~='=·th==e=as=e=·==========================.-;;:;:;:;:;:;;-..,,,.,,=w=l=1e,,,,n,.,...th_e_n=· 1_n=e=l-im.,.,,,.,1·t=w=as=u-p_m,..,aki_. n=g=a=~-F~in""""is""'lhing 24 minutes later in second place was Tony Nguyen driving a PlaytechA-arm car. Owner of Playtech, John Gould was DNF after five laps. Class 10 had five starters with no one able to complete the nine laps re-quired. Driving a brightyellow single seat Aann car, Blaise Jackson went eight laps. Driving a 1/2-1600 car with a larger motor, Art Velasco was able to com-. plete only six laps before his motor lost power and he was forced to park the car on the trailer. Driving a single seat Chenowth beam car, Dave Willey was averaging47 minute laps. Davewentfive before calling it a day. Making the trek from Northern Cali-forn ia, Steve Bradford and family brought out their white two seat buggy. This race was a memorial tribute to Guy Savedra and Billy Worthington split the driving chores, they Blaise Jackson was only able to get 8 of the required 9 laps under his Second place in Class 1600 was Lorenzo Rodriguez, he was less were stuck for a bit but still took second spot in 5-1600. belt, but he went 2 laps further than anybody else in Class 10. than two minutes out of the win at the checkers. ~~--~;;;,-Cody Rash was only able to get in seven of his required eight laps, Greg and Brian Crew drove their Lucas Oil car to a very decent third David Stevenson flew, but not fast enough, he finished third in Class but he was still credited with a second place finish in Class 9. place in the Trophy Challenge class at Lucerne. 5-1600, just two minutes out of the silver medal. Page 34 March 200s Dusty Times

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Art Velasco had major troubles on his first lap and he finally withdrew Third place in the 1600 class went to Dan Folts and Brian Burgess, from the race with only six laps completed. seen here in the great looking car. Ron Rash had troubles on his fifth lap and it was expensive, he only got in 7 of the 8 required laps, he was credited with ~ place in Class 9. Steve's father, Are, who passed away one ter having that repaired Rubin got back Class 5-1600 decided at the driver's minutes. year ago at this same race. Steve took on the course. On the fourth lap, Femie meeting to rare eight laps. Coming off a the driver's seat with his son, Travis, as jumped in the car only to do five miles. win in Laughlin, 2004 MORE Class S-eo-driver, for this tribute to Ace. Two Femie radioed in with a blown trans- 1600 champion. Jeff Sack won the rare, laps were completed until the crank in mission forcing them to park the car for Jeff driving his bright yellow Baja Bug the motor let go, ending their day racing the day. went the distanre in seven hours and 48 The red and black Bug driven by Guy Savedra and co-driver Sawyer Clark started seventh in the class. They drove four laps and brought the car up to third place. Billy Worthington took over driving duties while Guy jumped into the right seat. They had a trouble free race until the last lap when a passing race car pushed them off course and into a Yucca, theygotstuck. The white Continued on page 36 but not the memories of Ace. The Bradford family plans on attending MORE races in the future. Steve said "I really like the atmosphere at the MORE races and I know a lot of people who rare the series." The Bradford family is in the process of building an open Class 1 car. The Gledhill brothers had a tough weekend. The evening before the race they were working on their bright or-ange two seat car. They started the race but were only able to complete one lap before calling it a day. Class 5 had one entry. Erik Earnest has spent a lot of time working out the bugs on this new car. Motor problems have plagued him in the past. Erik barely made tech on Friday evening, he was tuning i:he motor at R&D Dyno who helped him get the car ready to race. Friday evening Erik and team went to Ron Brant's shop for last minute prep. Erik drove five laps and new driver, Ben Monroy, drove three. Two co-drivers were in the right seat, Matt Frick and Adrian Lengsfield. Erik feels the car is now ready to live up to running in the fast open Bug class. Thirteen 1/2-1600 cars started the race. Four cars were able to go the nine laps to see the checkered flag. Three of those cars being a Kent Lothringer built car. The team of Curt Geer and Frank took the win driving a single seat Lothringer. Frank started first in the car. 111ree miles off the starting line, he high centered the car. He unbuckled and started to get out of the car to get it unstuck. To his thrill and surprise, some spectators came to his rescue. Off he went, after five laps he passed the car to Curt Geer. Curt driving with a broken hand drove the last four laps for the win. Long time pit help, Arnold Montoya has spent time in the extreme heat and cold sometimes located at re-mote pits helping the Geers see the winner's circle. His efforts, along with the rest of the team, saw the payback at this rare. Finishing less than two minutes be-hind was Lorenzo Rodriguez in a two seat Lothringer. The team of Dan Folts and Brian Burgess driving a Porter built car, brought home the bronze medal. Brett Maurer driving a single seat red and white Lothringer, came in fourth plare. Driving seven laps and the first DNF of the class was John Weddle. The 2004 overall champion Garit Wallace had motor troubles that put him out of con-tention after four laps for seventh place. The team of Rubin Rodriguez, Brad Maurer and Femie Padilla placed eighd1. They drew the starting position for the class with Rubin behind the wheel Near the end of the second lap he lost the power steering. After pulling off the course a belt was discovered missing along with the alternator pulley came apart and dug into the alternator. Af-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. $5 Handling charge on all orders. California residents include 7.75% sales tax. Customers responsible for all freight charges. Minimum order is $25. 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New off road racer Joey Gladish finished a nice fourth place in Geraldo tribe gave it his all, he finished in fourth place in Class 5- Fourth place in the Class 1600 race was Brett Maurer, he was a bit Sportsman, he was only 15 minutes behind the class winner. 1600, seen here flying towards the checkered flag. off the winning pace, seen here heading for the checkers. Bug driven by David Stevenson passed watched the tear down after the race to President of the FAIR pit club, Ken bumper down and popped out a few time limit. There were eight cars entered, them. Guy and Billy got the car out and make sure all the finishers are within the Tolbert and his co<lriver Aaron Aspel dents in order to see out the windshield. only one saw the checkered flag. Brian back on the course, the race for second class guidelines. wanted to pre-run the course. At Mile They made it to the starting line and Benson walked awaywith the win. Start-place was on. The Guy and Billy team Finishing in third was David 12 they rolled the car. With some help had a trouble free race with a fifth place ing sixth off the starting line, Gregg took ·a second place win by a slim five Stevenson just five seconds later. Finish- they were able to roll the car back over finish. Watkins and co<lriver Ocie! Solis had seconds. Since Guy's father, Art, is also ing ten minutes later was Geraldo lribe. and finish the pre-run. The next day The Class 9 racers elected to run only one flat tire to slow them down. "The tech dude", stepped aside and On the Friday before the race, the Vice- before the race, they cut the damaged eight laps at this race with a nine hour The two drove four laps before hand-Curt and Frank Geer drove their Lothringer to the Class 1600 win, they were fast and consistent and took the win with just a few minutes in hand. lilJtain Gas .. P,es$UN Shock Absorbers 1'hyJ~ lilstein of America ,..,..,,=-~-...--=------~~....,,,...,..,.,,.......,.,.,,..,..,_..,.._.,,,,....,~--,..,,...__,,"""'"c-= ing the car over to owner, Brian and co-driver, Jared Benson. They had zero troubles and brought the car in for the win. Able to complete seven laps for a - second place finish was Cody Rash. Brian Benson was the only Class 9 to complete the required laps, he had a trouble free run and was quite happy with his win. One truck and one Jeepspeed com-peted against each other in the 7 A class. Losing the power after the first lap, Giti Gow land had to muscle the J eepspeed to the winner's circle. During the race Giti broke the ann mounts; the crew of Erik Earnest welded it back together for him. New to off road racing, Michael Alden brought out a fairly stock mini-truck. Michael commented about his first race, "I wanted to use this race as a test bed to see if this type of racing really is something I wanted to do." Even though a transmission and clutch prob-lem put him out of contention on the Bigger, Stronger, Lighter, Cooler. The only thing that can rival its revolutionary performance, is its radically innovative Radial Bypass Off-Raad Race Shacks The Black Hawk 9300 Series is the next evolution in off-road race shocks. Big and bold with its Radial Bypass Damping technology and bard anodized flnish, this sllock is like nothing you've ever seen, or exp(frienced, before. Available. design. -in '12, 14, 16 and 18 inch trav_el t,ngths. 9300 coilovers also available for 3 inch or 3•5/8 incK coils. BILSTEll/"; .. Advanced Technology, Winning Performance, Superior Selection. 5100Series For lifted pickups and SUVs 5150Series Fixed Crossflow Schrader valve & rese·rvoir shock al & remote reservoir an affordable price • models ,9 ,~ CoiloY$f, external adjustable bypass & smooth body models Call or visit our web site for more information on the complete line of Bilstein off-road shocks East; .J...,U4636 • West: 1 .. a.;537 ... JQ85 • . ·-. . . . Page 36 March 200s Dusty Times

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Credited with a fourth place in Class 9 was Christopher Dunne, he Finishing fifth in the hotly contested 5-1600 race was Ken Tolbert, Rick Waszkiewicz was the fifth place finisher in the Sportsman Class, seen here traversing the cold Lucerne course. too only was able to get in 7 of the 8 required laps. seen here in his good looking bug at Lucerne. third lap, he was hooked and plans on by first time driver Brian and his father, Finishing four minutes later and new competing in the future. Greg, drove the last half. A total of three to off road racing and first time driver, The Sportsman class had the usual co-driversgottositin the right seat The Joey Gladish took fourth place. He variety of buggies and went six laps. A team was plagued throughout the race bought an old Mike Smith built beam good looking four seat Lothringer built with a total of five flat tires but quick buggy from Todd Jergensen and plans and is powered by a junkyard V6 mo- changing of the tires got them to the on racing the rest of the year. The final tor won the class. Clint Fisher said "This finish in third place. finisher in the class was Rick Waszkiewicz, is the best race I have had in five years." Clint, along with co-driver Rick Escott, had a trouble free race, until 13 miles from the finish line when the power steer-ing belt broke forcing Clint to use muscle to turn the steering wheel to the win. Nine minutes later, the Chenowth Mini-mag driven by brothers, Chris and Mike finished in second place. The two split the driving duties, Christ drove four laps and Mike drove two. Chris said, "This was a fun track." The only trouble they had was an alternator belt which was quickly changed during the driver's change. The two credit Mickey Thomp-son tires for having no flats during the race. Finishing two minutes later was the father/son team of Greg and Brian Crew driving the Lucas Oil two seat buggy. The first half of the race was driven Dusty Times Tony Nguyen was just a bit off the winning pace in his Playtech, but he still picked up a nice second place in the Class 1 contest. March 2005 driving a two seat beam buggy. vorite, each lap brought cheers in Last but not least, driving a the main pit for someone who takes purple and yellow Class 11 VW on the desert in a fairly stock VW Bug, Thomas Pittman drove two Bug. laps. Thomas won the class cham-The next MORE race is a 250 pionship last year and it is good to miles on March 19-20 in Barstow. see him back. Always a crowd fa-See you there. !!!&~ Chris and Mike Paar drove their Chenowth Mini-Mag to a very decent second place in the Trophy Challenge class at Lucerne. Page 37

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Jeff Quinn: From Backyard To Baja By Daryl "No Brakes" Drake Photos:3-D PhotogTaphy . \'W" ~\-A . ' -,: ··-•--i....,. I If i • ]:~[IJIJ-ji/l=l-EPf The man behind McKenzies, Jeff Quinn, off road racer. innovator, entrepreneur and all 'round good guy, just ask his friends. TIie Difference, 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 Page 38 2-pc Aluminum Drums 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™ Driving Suits Standard Fire Retardant Cotton Proban Driving Suits. 300m 930 Race Axles 300m 934 Race Axles For more information give us a call or visit us online @ March 2005 Early morning, Mckenzies is busy, Rich Fersch and Mark Rosevear (behind counter) are already satisfying customers needs . Class 1 pilot and McKenzie's Per-ing a car. "I was kind ofbummed out formance Center honcho Jeff Quinn and needing to do my own thing and has spent the past 35 years in the dirt. he said 'what are you trying to do?' and Born in Rossmoor, California in I told him what I'd like to do, and he 1959, Quinn got his first taste of off said, 'That's what I've been trying to reading via his friends' dirt bikes do!' and somehow we got it together around 1970, when Orange County and bought this business from Scott. still had some real dirt as opposed to "We took it from the little the stuff Fox dishes out on "The OC." McKenzie's to what it is today. We still Enthused and determined, he pur- did Indy and IRL car parts. Dave, who chased his first motorcycle, a Suzuki I bought out two years ago, is still do-TM 125, at age 13 with proceeds from ingthatnow," says Quinn. "We came a his first job at a burger stand. long way in 15 years, but I think Scott With his driver's license came an ran it more for fun and play. I've run it . interest in the street VW scene and drag more for what I knew we could expand racing. Soon he was working his way into business-wise, and that's been fun!" through college at Small Car Special- "I like the off road community-you ties and becoming a fixture at the long sell, a part to a street guy and you never gone - and long lamented - Orange see him again-sell a set of tires to an off County International Raceway. He road guy and you see him next week even moved to Irvine to be closer to the buying something else. You get to know action. "Those years," Quinn says, the people better and I'm a people-per-"were exciting, with lots going on with son. I like getting to know my custom-hot VW' s." ers and it's been neat over the years to But his interest in the dirt never follow their stories and now their kids' waned and he kept riding dirt bikes as stories and now I'm starting to do the well. He met and became friends with same thing. My son Kyle rode with me BobSchindlerwhohadanoffroadcar at the MDR race in November, the and ran with Groff/Moore Racing out first race he was able to ride." of San Bernardino. He watched them Quinn's favorite race: Parker. "Fast, racing, but like many of us, wasn't quite tough and rough enough! A good long ready to run in the four wheel ranks. run. I struggle with a lot of the Vegas He began racing SCORE events in stuff, that's a tough place to conquer. 1985 on a motorcycle, including At Primm, I finished first [on the road Parker, where it snowed! "I didn't know and in class) in 2000 but second Over-what to think after that!" he laughs, all, beat on time. The elusive firstOver-now. In 1986 he ran the full SCORE all is still driving me crazy- hence the season, ending up second in Class 22 new car and attitude. The style of car I (250cc). Teamed with Gary Jones and built and why I built it was to have that Bill Boyer, he was leading on time 300 better chance for first Overall. Only miles into the Baja 1000, when he had been trying since '89 or '90 for the the good fortune to pass "Kings of the Overall in a car," Quinn grinned. "So Desert" Smith and Ashcraft, off the it owes me!" side and broken down. "I started racing a 1600 car, the "That was really fun," related Points West car, struggled with that and Quinn. "We ended up third Overall learned about driving that it isn't just and second in class. That got me 'to the wood' and takes a little finesse hooked! I couldn't believe there was and some survivalist to it. The motor-that much to this off road racing." cycles were- I don't want to say more He was still racing bikes in 1987 dependable-butyoucouldabusethem when Bob Schindler gave him his first a lot more with less problems, less mov-ride in an off road race car - at the ing parts," Quinn opined. "At a Baja Mint 400. "I couldn't believe you could 500, I broke the [handle]bars off, rode fly over a jump and land so smooth! onwithouttheclutchside, pahningthe And every time we went over rocks, it forks, got to the pits, put a set of bars was great-my elbows didn't hurt, my on and finished the race. That's almost shins didn't hurt, my knees didn't hurt like losing a transmission in a car- it's a -and I didn't have to think about fall-lot tougher now so the car changeover ing into them. So ... I was hooked. Ran was rough, trying to understand how the Mint in '88 rolled the car, but fin-to prep cars. I relied on Scott McKenzie ished -really late -but finished it and for lots of help, but he would do things learned there's a survival part to this as in prep and I used to shake my head. It well as doing good and running well." justwasn'tcool-itwasn't the new wave He then s.oughtand found employ- -I ended up going back to Scott's meth-ment at Car Custom in Azusa since ods because that's what made 'em live, that shop was building an off road car. made 'em work. So I learned a lot from He worked there for a while, but found Scott along the way. it was time to do something for him-Quinn then moved up to an ex-self, something different if he wanted Arciero Class 10 Chenowth and beat to make some money. Learning from that up and changed that into the IPF Schindler that Scott McKenzie's shop car and finished every race that year, was for sale, Quinn partnered up with doing a lot of trackside work on the DaveAllenandpurchasedtheconcern car. "I remember at the Mint 400 in October, 1988. changingc.v. boots, hot grease burning Quinn had met Allen when he was my hands, etc." recalled Quinn. at Car Custom, and Allen was build- "Then we changed to the new Dusty Times

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Jeff's big Jimco Dominator is lovingly worked on by some of the 15 regular crew members who maintain the car. Raceco single seat 10 car," he contin-ued. "I really enjoyed that car, my first coil over car. Sold it to my buddy, Kevin Hood, in Australia, probably should have kept it." Quinn then bought Tom Koch's old Raceco and turned it into an Unlim-ited car, and won the 1994 Class 1 Championship in the La Rana series with a partner while learning the ins and outs of running a big type N and got used to using a Fortin transmission and the corresponding bigger equipment. He'd run Parker with Gary Himes two years before that: "Partner deals! I rolled his car, he thought we should have won and sued me for the loss of money he could have won. I twas kind of stupid - your bad partnership that went very bad -that kind of disheart-ened me about racing and people in the industry that I didn't think were that way ... " "I decided that I needed to do my own thing, which is very costly -and trying to run the business and grow the business -and that didn't progress as fast as I thought," said Quinn. "My main concern was still the business and con-centrating on that." "The racing effort has always relied on a ton of help from the suppliers. I do it on a very limited budget, believe it or not. I know everybody looks at me and thinks I just grab it off the shelf. I don't do that, I'd always had a part-ner, so whenever I've needed parts I've had to buy them, I couldn't just take 'em, 'What's he going to get out of it?' So I've always purchased my parts or got a lot of help from my suppliers, which I continue to do to this day. It's suppliers I've represented fairly well over the years and it's been a good little marriage there and it's kept me in the racing game. "That's the only thing that gets me on the racing stuff - it is expensive. I work every day on trying to keep prices down, I take a short markup, I try and get stuff made and ring e price own as much as is feasible. But everything [about racing] is so custom, it keeps el-evating along with the quality. "I've been to many Indy car races and looked at many Indy cars and I don't think there's one that compares to a Trophy Truck or Class 1. I think our cars are way more complicated and sophisticated. [There's] way more time to work on and fabricate, we don't take off a front end and use quick-connects ... The design and engineering of the in-dustry has been great over the years. · "I remember when the A-arms hit, I was probably one of the last beam cars AT LEFT: Jeff Quinn designed this plunging axle to handle the big Mendeola tranny and the fixed cv joints, now available to you at the store. out there. I fought it, [Mike] Julson would tell me they turned way better. Then I passed Bob Lofton in the in-field at Laughlin. But I finallyboughtoneand found it did turn bet-ter and was easy to maintain, thatwas the Bugpackcar[a two seat J imco-Porsche]. I learned that if you spent the money upfront, the mainte-nance [costs] were re-duced and easy for " me. The race team, run under the Quinn Motorsports banner ("because it's not McKenzie's"), relies heavily on a loyal vol-unteer effort working on the car Tuesday an ursday nights, along with those long race and test weekends. On a re-cent Tuesday night, eight of those vol-unteers were swarming over the car in a frenzy like it was a hot pit at a big race -after they'd already put in a full day's work at their "day" jobs. Welders were welding, grinders were grinding, wrenchers were wrenching and polish-ers were polishing. An impressive effort. In 2000, Quinn gave up on driving partners, unsure if they were holding him up or holding him back. The year went well, with four second place fin-ishes and a fourth at the 1000, and third place in the points championship. Quinn took a year off to be able to buyout Allen and then began the build-up of his V-8 Jimco Dominator. McKenzie's itself has grown every month, every year, for 16 years. Quinn adds new products all the time, trying to add a product line every month, and not necessarily getting rid of any of the other ones. "We listen to our cus-tomers," he adds, "and give them what theywant." Quinn feels he's been a big supporter of the industry's efforts. "I don't try and copy or undermine anybody if I don't have to, if they create a market and don't supply, then I might make it, but that's it. There's plenty to go around as the industry gets stronger and stronger. Ev-ery year it blows my mind to see how big it is and how much bigger it's getting and I don't see it stopping." He disagrees with the notion that fewer people are racing than 20 years ago, when the BLM limited SCORE to 4 25 entries at Parker. "I don't see it. Every month we still have 500 cars rac-ing, they just don't run in one spot. Lots more promoters," he says, "add 'emup." "That's the only thing that has me juggling - the amount of promoters, good or bad, I don't know - [but it] seems great for people to have more chances to win, increase their ego, work on their style, drive in different places. I can't knock any of the sanctioning bod-ies, it just seems sometimes it's a little much. And I hear that from the rac-ers, it gets confusing, you go on race-dezert [.com] and you see they're fight-ing, 'Do I go to this race or that?' " Continued on page 40 Value. Professionalism. Trust. 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McKenzie's stays out of it. "I go where my customers wish to go. And I stay mostly with the SCORE series and if I have a short race, I go run a short race. I'm not picky and try to stay neutral and support ev-erybody." In June of 2003, Quinn went a little further to race. Australia, where he ran the famous Finke Desert race. He had sold his last Raceco to his friend there and made a deal to come over and race, as the car's new owner wanted to see what it could do with an experienced driver. You can't switch off drivers' duties there: you start, you have to finish and the racing takes place over a span of two days. The Australian government pro-vided the promoters with $660,000t to build a start/finish line, grand-stands, pit area, and even a car wash! A first-class off road facility. They have fewer land use and environmental is-sues with half the population of Cali-fornia and a land mass the size of the continental United States. The race takes place in the middle of the "Outback," running from Alice Springs to Finke, an aboriginal village 12 miles from the geographical center of Australia, one day and back the next. "It was a two hour race each day," Quinn recalled. "The terrain was flat and fast with about ten miles of San Felipe-style sand whoops. Not as dusty, but the red clay dust was harder to see through. But fast, we averaged 75 miles an hour and could have gone faster, but I kept letting up. I enjoyed it, the people are great, the racing was great. I had a blast! It's similar to our Baja in terms of prestige." Back in the states, Quinn is a big proponent of groups like the Ameri-Page 40 Some of the car crew - Rear I to r - Gary, Allen, Steve and Scott, Front I to r -Justin, Guillermo, Froilan and Patrick. can Sand Association, the Off Road Business Association and the Blue Rib-bon Coalition and thinks the off road user community has done a good job of using the desert without abusing it. He sees the sport continuing to grow over the next decade but would love to see the return of stadium off road racing. "I think we need to drag more names into the sport," he says. "I'm working on a deal with Johnny Unser. "We concentrate on Robby [Gor-don] so hard because he's really the name. I don't understand why the Herbsts' names aren't bigger with the amount of money they've spent and all they've done for the sport. "I used to fight the notoriety of the Trophy Trucks," Quinn admitted. "But I see that's where it's at as far as fan recognition, 'billboard' size, etc. And I think the Truggy hurt Class 1 for a while. But they said 'Step up, you can't beat us, but try!' Now I think we're [buggy racers] going at 'em pretty hard." That's what got Quinn into his first V-6 motor and a whole new learning experience when he put a radiator in the back of his car. Then, two years . ago, he convinced Ron Brant to run a LS-1 motor after Brant's Porsche power plant took a dive. Quinn had planned to put the Chevy in his old car but thought, "You know, this car is working so well and if I do that, I'm going to have to redo all the springs, valving, etc. & etc. I'll just do that in my new car." Of course, by the tfme Quinn de-buted his new car, most of the Class 1 competition had a V-8. Which Quinn sees as good for the sport. "I like to see somebody else win, somebody dominating for seven or eight years means the rest of us aren't doing our homework or somebody is just that far ahead. You don't like to see that in any kind of racing," he says. "I think today you can pick anybody March 2005 McKenzies is located on Orangethorpe, in Anaheim.just off the 57, Jeff has been steering the ship since 1988. to win in Class 1 or Trophy Trucks." As the Class 1 transmissions get stronger, they get taller and wider and with that comes the loss of travel. And Quinn believes travel is what it's all about: "Travel equals traction which equals a car moving forward. I've been passed by Troy [Herbst] many a time as well as Trophy Trucks. Every tin1e I was passed, it wasn't on a dry lake bed where they have two more miles per hour top end. It was in a 40-50 mph section but where their rear tires were on the ground and I was bouncing along. It isn't about the horsepower, it's the travel. At Laughlin one year, Troy was all over us as we came down the wash leading to the infield, I thought it ain't gonna happen, he ain't gonna get me before the end of one lap, I'm not letting off. "But it didn't matter, when the back of the car is bouncing up in the air and you look over and his rear wheels are moving up and down three feel but like they're glued to the ground." So on his new car Quinn used a different type of c.v. joint, a fixed Rezepa-style allowing 40 degrees of ar-ticulation instead of just 23 on the old ones. But that required a new style axle to take the plunge. "I went for the new Mendeola which has a 14-inch ring and pinion and being wider it cut into the travel and our cars are about as wide as they can be. We've come out with a new design plunging axle to cope with the fixed c.v. joins. It's working fine on Uohn] Marking's car, working good on my car. "I'm out there to learn and invent and bring new products to everybody. I don't have any secrets on my car. Anyone can come look at my car, come check out any parts on my car, anyone can have any parts on my car. I've done that for 16 years and I'm .. ·1cu ll!v6!£/)® The Suspension Company. Dusty Times

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SNORE AWARDS BANQUET Maccachren On Top Again By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Rob MacCachren was his usual charming self as he accepted his award for the overall points win along with the 1600 title. The SNORE Awards Banquet was held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino on a cold winter's night. Vegas was having snow on the. ground and Southern Cali-fornia was drowning in nine inches of rain at the lower eleva-tions and loads of snow up in the mountains and the passes. I am known as a drive anywhere, any-time kind of guy but the weather was acting up so much, so. fero-cious it was, that yours truly elected to skip the five hour drive UPPER RIGHT: Obviously happy as a clam, Corey Torres took home $2500 for winning the Class 9 contest in 2004 and being second overall in points as well. CENTER RIGHT: Clint Braun got a nice big trophy along with a check for $400 for his efforts, second in Class 9 and gt, overall in points. LOWER RIGHT: Monte Tibbetts took the Class 8 points win in 2004, he celebrated with a headdress and took his $2000 check with a grin. to the banquet and remain at home by my own fireplace. Visions of sitting out the night in the Cajon Pass, compliments of the California Highway Patrol road closure group was not on my list of things to do so this story will, unfortunately, be short, due to my absence. Let me say here that all you are about to read and the pictures you are about to see are here in part due to the tremen-HAC/N6 rJNCOHPOHATED Formerly Performance Drivetrain, Inc. (POI) presents another innovation in drivetrain technology ... r~IIACIN5 ~NCO/lPO/lATED 169 Gasoline Alley Suite S • Mooresville, NC 28117 704.799.0955 • 704.799.1191 fax Page 42 • Center Suppon - Stabilizes the input and counter shafts keeping them from flexing and moving out of alignment, allowing gears to mesh at optimal levels. • Splined Connection -The splined lever allows the shift cam to connect directly to the shift lever allow,ng for smoother and continuous shifting. The direct connection insures optimum efficiency thereby reducing stripping and breakage. The entire transmission spins easier and requires less horsepower. • Flexible -The innovative design allows for installation of the car's shifter on eitherthe left or right side of the transmission. •Safer-The option to locate the shifter on either the left or right side of the transmission allows for installation of the driver's seat further from the left door. Increasing the dis ta nee between the driver and point of impact reduces the risk of injury in a driver's side collision. • Lighter -The streamlined construction reduces the weight of the unit by 7 pounds (as compared to similar models). • Cleaner - 0-rings located on the shift cover. midplate, bellhousing, and front bearing retainer eliminate the need for sealer. 0-rings are not only better protection against potential leaks they allow for quicker and easier adjustments and cleanup. • Longer Wear -The design of the gear teeth and the stability of the center shaft support both reduce the wear on gears thereby extending the hfe of the transmission. Thomast?Betts . Visteon r~llAC/Nti ~IHCO/lPO/lATED 6950 Guion Road • Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 317.293.4100 • March 200s I ,p.; , _ .,l,pd. k '~/,-~~:;;.t:;.')f~?:~: .. /Y~~ } Corey Goin was the 1 (Jh overall finisher in points for 2004, he was a strong fourth in the 1600 class as well. Freeman, and we all thank her heartily for her invaluable efforts. As usual, as at any Michael Gaughan soiree, there was lots of lots of music and a good time was had by all. There were many awards given out that evening but we are just TJ Flores thanked all those who made his third place in Class 10 possible, TJ was EJ'h overall in points as well. Dusty Times ..

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Michael Gaughan, Jr. took the honors in Class 10, he was sixth overall in the points standings and Mike pocketed $700. Seventh overall, second in the Class 10 ratings was Brian Freemal, eighth overall, and third in Class 10 was T.J. Flores, a $500 winner, while Clint Braun finished ninth overall, second in Class 9 and he pocketed $400 and, last, but cer-tainly not least was the 10th overall finisher in points and fourth in 1600 class. Corey Goin, who col-lected a $300 check for his efforts in 2004. Bryan Freeman was fourth overall in points for 2004 as well as second in the Class 1600 points battle. Seventh overall in points and second in the Class 10 competition was Brian Freemal, pleased with his performance and looking forward to 2005. As 1tsual, the SNORE Awards Banquet was a howling success, the attending crowd was large and ev-erybody in attendance had a good time. covering here the winners in class for 2004 and their overall posi-tion in points when the season ended. At the top of the heap, winner of the usually large 1600 class and the overall points leader was Rob MacCachren. In the 1600 class, Rob won five of the six scheduled SNORE races in 2004 and fin-ished fifth in one race after lead-ing all the way until a broken part dropped him down in position. Rob had a bit of help through-out the season from Bruce Fraley and Danny Anderson. Rob got a nice check for $3,500, the result of winning the points in 1600 and he was the overall point leader for the year 2004. Second overall in points and winner of the Class 9 contest was Corey Torres, he was very proud and happy to win as much as he did. Corey accepted his $2,500 award check with a happy face. Dusty Times Third overall in points and Monte tows his Ford pickup al-the big winner of the Heavy most a thousand miles each way, Metal contest was Monte just for a fun race with his com-Tibbetts, the South Dakota Kid patriots. was glad to receive the $1,000 check for his efforts. Fifth overall and third in 1600 was Cody Freeman, younger brother of Bryan and an eager re-cipient of his $800 award. That's all there is 'til the first race of the year gets underway, a short course event to be held at Buffalo Bill's (Stateline) on February 18-20. See ya all there! ~ took home $2,000 for his efforts Fourth overall and second in in 2004. Just for the record, the 1600 division, Bryan Freeman, ______ ..;._ ________ ......;_ ____ ~ Fifth overall in the 2004 points race was Cody Freeman, he finished third overall in Michael Gaughan Jr. wasn't on hand to receive his en overall and 1•1 in Class 10 class 1600 and he wants to be on top in 2005. award, but we know a picture of the car is always appreciated. ~ ·'f--; . . , ...... ~ .... ""Ca,~ ... -·~-.~ .:· """'." _. ·y . . ~ .. _,. ~ In 2005, Skyjacker® continues its involvement with the hard-core racing & race fans of Championship Off Road Racing (CORR®). Skyjacker® Suspension is honored to announce a I year marketing partnership with Ross Hoek Motorsports as the Title Sponsor for the Sportsman 2 truck driven by Ross Hoek. yjacker's involvement in motor sports began in the local Louisiana arena of "mud racing" .. While ouF,, ... : na has expanded over the years into rock crawling, desert racing and CORR®, the Skyjacker® Motor :~./'.'.. ,..., rts Division is a heart felt part of our off-road industry. All of the drivers we sponsor in every avenue of ·,:, motor sports have been a tremendous asset & blessing to our company. "Ross Hoek is a very welcome addi-··' ~ -tion to our "Motor Sports, Team' here at Skyjacker®" . 1;' -Lonnie McCurry, Sr., CEO & President of Skyjacker' Suspensions March 2005 ~ ~"~ ;' ~'\\""\U--W ------~~\\""i\""'\'€1'5'"'---. __ ~--.... -·-"-v/ Page 43

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CODE VW AUTOPARTES 275 • LAGUNA SALADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA Rocks, sand Dunes And Broken Race cars By Byrle Moore Photos: Foto-Baja..Mex Ricardo Malo and Arturo Honold took the Class 12 win with ease and they were first overall as well by more than 18 minutes. Eli Yee took on 26 other racers in Class 1/2-1600 and showed them all the way home, Eli took the class win with more than four minutes in hand. Back in the peace-nick era there used to be a saying, a poster, a t-shirt, a billboard, which asked the question, "What if they Gave a War, and No-body Came?" The 2005 CODE off road version of that saying might be, the full distance to the 27 5 mi.le finish "What if They Gave a Race, and No- line. The Sportsman class had to do Josh and Jim Westwood drove their good looking Ford pickup to a nice first in body Finished?" Well, what with rocks only two laps, while the Pro classes _C_la_s_s_8_, _s_ee_n_he_r;_e_a_t_s~p_ee_d_. _______________ _ _ and s~.nd dunes and broken race cars, were attempting three, but it was still the checkered. Maybe Poncho, should on the course while he was marking it? only 49 of the 118 starters, made it six to eight hours from the green to have mentioned getting stranded out Seems like a nice little rainstorm r===""""'===~====="""""======= Federico Prieto and Cesar Sandoval were a bit off the winning pace The Garcia/Mendoza entry were bronze medalists, they took a Jose and Emanuel Pitones drove their heavily painted and brush at the Autopartes 275, they finished third in Class 14. decent third place in the Class 15 Sportsman contest. guarded vehicle to third place in Class 18. · ~ -«< 1 » 1 Page 44 March 2005 Dusty Times , I

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Federico Reg/a and Luis Baffagan had problems during the race, they finished ,!rd in Class 12, seen here at speed. Paul Keller gave it all he had but the best he could do was a second place finish in the ve,y large 1600 class. Jose and Jorge Gutierrez had a decent race, they took the bronze medal in the Class 5-1600 race, seen here at speed. Carlos Dominguez and Gabriel Peralta took the Class 7 win with ease, all of their competition retired early. left him sruck out in the middle of the course, for about five house, a little over a month ago. Anyway, in spite of it all, we had ourselves a race, the first weekend in February. As reported, 100-plus per-sons made their way from Contingency in downtown Mexicali and on Satur-day morning, with a 9 a.m. start time, everybody got to the race on time. This reporter was at about Mile 4, and the first groups made it past me with what appeared to be good start times. I was set up in one of the rougher sections, since there were lots of hills and rocks. If you asked some of the drivers they will probably tell you some of those rocks were as big as some of the hills. Anyway, they got to my position within ten minutes on the first lap, but I didn't see any second lappers for the next hour and a half and some of the starters, I never saw again? And then there was the sand??? Rather difficult to maintain a 50 mile an hour pace when it takes three or four persons to push the race car through the sand. We may talk more about that, later. One Class 1 starter and the McCallums were not one of the lucky 49. Shawn blew a torque converter and was a dnf with no time. Hey, not to worry, there were two starters in Class 10 and neither one of them tripped the finish clock either. Javier Robles and Carlos Amador each had a little over one lap, but Robles who broke a rear wheel bearing went fur-ther than An1ador, who blew his en-gine, and Javier was awarded the gold. Six starters in Class 12 and three of them finished. Ricardo Malo and Arruro Honold went 4:30:22, which not only got them the class tide but gave them the Pro Overall win too. The next two place finishers rolled at different places and times, but Federico Regla and Luis Barragon got the wheels back into the dirt, ran a 6:14:31 for second and Ray Santos Del Prado and Roberto De Anda, who finally got tl1e shiny side up, went third with a time of 7:46:23. Hey, I told you it was a tough course. Gustavo Pinuelas and Gustavo Pinuelas, Jr., Pqil Green and Bob Hummel and the team of Doug and Rudy Aleman were the other three all blew engines or rear ends and were all dnfs. Green and Hummel were out with a brand new car, see even the new sruffbreaks. On to Class Ocho. Five starters and only Josh and Jim Westwood in the Viejas truck, struck gold, with a time of 6:54:42. The Elias Cancholas' se-nior and junior, Ramon Hurtado and Nacho Terriquez, Beny Canela and Denis Mih1er, and the only solo driver in Class 8, Ricardo Coronado Gustavo, never saw the green, what with various and sundry breakages. Class 5 had four entries but no Ernesto Arambula and Octavio Zamora had a great race, they took the 5-1600 win with more than 22 minutes in hand at the checkers. Dusty Times finishers. Another solo driver Jose Lopez made one lap before he blew his tranny. Pietro Brasea and Jose Pimentel broke the front suspension during Lap 1. The Bruckmanns, Michelle and Vic, not only blew an engine, they were upside down for a ·while. One other solo driver, Armando Sivestra, was the other non-finisher. Class 1/2-1600 was headed by Eli Yee right up to near the finish line when he rolled it and had to plead with other drivers for help. The 503 car, ofBrasea and Pimentel, stopped and helped him right things. Yee did manage to win the class with his 4:48:57 barely five minutes over the second place finisher Paul Keller who ran out of fuel just before the finish line but managed to get a quart or two of fuel into the tank and crossed at 4:53:37. Sabas Munoz went March 2005 5:06:05 for the bronze. There were enter all the CODE races, some of the 26 entries in this very large contingent Fud and Best in the Desert, plus last and all but 5 had finishing times. The year I was also involved in the Mexi-Navarrete' s broke the rear limiting can National Championship Series straps, the Machados destroyed a held in Monterey and Juarez." "We spring plate while the teams of Jose blew an engine last month in Laughlin, Angel Soto and Luis Martinez and that during that SCORE race. Now the of Edmundo Fernandez and Federico one we lost today makes five and I Montes both blew engines. Various think five is enough, don't you", other problems beset the rest of the McNeil said with a smile. class to either slow them, or in the case An even dozen, Class 5-1600 start-of five of them, stop them completely. ers, and seven of them made it to the Class 7 started four and only one black and white checkered flag. of them finished. Carlos Dominguez Ernesto Arambula was supposed to and Gabriel Peralta ran to a 6:36:53 share the driving chores with his for the win. Neither the 717 truck of brother who must have slept in. Any-Galacio Beltran nor the 705 truck of way, the brother never showed and Omar Trujillo made it through the Ernesto was forced to solo. Things second lap. Meanwhile Perry McNeil turned out all right however, because went about 35 miles and apparently he managed a 5:53:04 for the gold. blew an engine valve. 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Daniel Reyes and Julian Rivera were a very close second place in Enrique Loam and Alberto Iriarte were second in Class 7S, they Roberto Rabago drove his really good looking Bug to the second place finish in Class 11, he was well off the winning pace. Class 9, they were only 43 seconds out of the class win. were almost 40 minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. Just landed! Ramon and Sergio Nunez won the class 9 contest, but it was close, they only had 43 seconds on their competition. Team, out ofTijuana, ir was reported rhat they had no problems. "Nor even a flat tire," said Gutierrez. Jose who moved up from his 2004 Sportsman Championship win managed a second place finish in his first outing as a Pro. His time was 6: l S:26.111ird spot went to Mario Reynoso with a 6:29:55. The other four teams with times were Roberto Rabago, 6:35:22, Julian and Julian Patron, Jr., 6:47:28, Guillenno De La Herran, 7:42: 14 and Manuel Delgado in with an 8:-3:09. There were 12 entries in Class 9 too, but only half of them finished. Ramon and Sergio Nunez headed the class with a rime of 6:43:23, a little less than a minute back was the team of Daniel Reyes and Julian Rivera with a 6:44:06 for the silver and a little over three minutes later, Alonzo Jaquez and Victor Arce finished with a time of Page 46 1st Overall Sportsman, 1•1 in the Class 14 battle were Jose and Fernando Sanchez, they only had 10 minutes in hand at the end. March 2005 6:47:52 for the bronze. Further back in the pack were Ramon Guerrero and Vicente Landin with a 7:49:50, Jose Angel Gonzalez and Victor Godines, 8:21: 10 and the team of Juan Mayoral Jr. and Fran-cisco Villarreal managed an 8:57:58. Class 7 s had only three starters and only two of them finished. Jose Diaz Martinez and Carlos Diaz Martinez made the tour in a time of 7:55:53, while Enrique Loam and Alberto Iriarte managed a time of 8:34:20. Eduardo Rodriguez and Eduardo Rodriguez Alvarez never made it to Checkpoint 1. Class 11 was the final class in the pro ranks and Jose R. Rodriguez and Luis Rodriguez were one of two fin-ishers in this class. Their time of 5 :51: 25 was almost three hours faster Marco Gomez and Jorge Perez drove their great looking bug to the Class 15 win, they won with more than 15 minutes in hand. Dusty Times

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Arnulfo Pena didn't have the best of races, he did finish second in Second place in the Safari Class, Arturo Rossette and Lorenzo The Del Prado/De Anda Class 12 entry had troubles on the last lap Class 15 but he was more than half an hour in arrears. Dojoquez were just a scant five minutes away from the class win. and ended up ~ in class, but they did soldier on to the finish. than the second place time of Rich- Now, on to the Sportsman cat-of Carlos and Felipe Paramo brought and Carlos Arias finished fifth with a Jorge Perez, Andres Alonso, Gabriel ard Rabago. Rabago finished with an egory. In Class 14 we had both the them second place and Federico Prieto time of 8:3 2:28. Gallardo and Rodolfo Lizarraga, ran 8: 15:55. Abundio Pichardo, Jose class winner and the overall Sports-and Cesar Sandoval took the bronze Ten starters in Class 15 and only first with a time of 4:44:01. Speaking Felix Garcia and Joel Cervantes, Luis man win in the form of Jose Luis and with a time of 4:36:21. The Pimentel's three of them finished the required for the team, Lizarraga said, "We are Manuel Jordan and Rene and Fernando Sanchez. With a two lap .Hector·and Hector 0. went fourth two laps. The El Choyera Racing the best, we don't need any breaks." Armando Valle were all non-finish- time of3:42:04 they outran everybody with a 6:43:08 and Eduardo Reyes Team of Marco Antonio Gomez, "Es que estamos bien cabrones, no ers. • by over ten minutes. The 3:52:03 time p - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - _ • I I I I I I I I J I REDL!NE PERfoRMANCE, !NC. LSI & N-STAR PRE-RUN DR R-ACE PACKAGES 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 I I Miguel and Mauricio Jimenez drove their great white pickup to the Class 18 win, seen here on the way to the checkered flag. I 4531 EISENHOWER CIRCLE, ANAHEIM, CA 92807 ·--------------------------------· TM ----1 --r:--------. I~ri.ii~----..H--,----1 =---1 LIGHT SYSTEM by o::.:e-r•lesCll,S • ~built • rnwlred ., CE)headache . C!'J•l t3 :<mount • Dusty. Times " Tig welded chromoly frame - For strength and durability Individual Quick Adjusters - Lights are adjustable four ways Premium glass optics - Provide the best light dispertion possible Pre-mounted Generation 4 ballast - Smaller size, lower weight, more reliable, greater safety Rubber mounted - Vibration isolated lamps - Eliminate the tendency for the lamp to vibrate out of position • Light Weight - Sjngle weighs 4 lbs. 10. oz. - Bars are 2/3rds the wieght of competitors lights.alone March 200s Page 47

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Sabas Munoz had a long third lap, he did manage to take a decent Third place in the always well attended Class 5-1600 contest went to It was close in Class 9, the Jaquez/Arce entry took home the bronze third place in the Class 1600 contest at the Autopartes 275. Mario Reynoso, seen here in his good looking bug. medal, they were only four minutes out of the class win. necessitamos brekas." (From the Span-R. and Emmanuel Pitones:-:w:-::::ith.:--:thC"e::';i-::-r-~er=s:--; -::g::-iv::,-in=-g=--=e=ve-=-ry:::tb"::o"Jdc:y-::s-=o-=m::--:e:-=;-::idr:e::a~o::,f:r====~=~=====~====-===-===-=~~~.;;,;;~~~== ==s ish.) This team races out of Tijuana. 5:41:13. Two other starters had times, what to look forward to in 2005. Arnulfo Pena took the silver with his fourth place were Jorge Rivas and CODE always puts on a good race time of 5: 17: 13 and the bronze went Gilberto Arreola 6:01:34 aod Sergio and they just keep getting bigger. The to Everardo Garcia and Jorge Salgado and Luis Briceno with a next race is in March, the "OASASan Mendoza with a time of 5:22:57. The 6: 15:45. Luis 200" to be held at San Luis seven no times were Gilberto Mora And the Safari class; eight start- Sonora, which is just below Yuma, on and Sergio Silva, Adolfo Auguilar ers but only two made it to the fin-theMexicansideofthe border. This is and Troy Gilson, Evaristo Nunez ish and times. Raul Maya and anewadditiontotheCODEschedule and Efrain Pelayo, Sady and Joel Gabriel Angulo took the top spot andwillbringthetotalnumberofraces Suarez, Carlos Vasquez and Sergio with a 5:35:36 and Arturo Rosette for the season to seven. Check with Perez, Sergio and Manuel Silva, and and Lorenzo Dojaquez ran second CODE for all the particulars and in-Raul Valenzuela and Ramon with their 5:41:17. The other Safari formation. As always, 'see you some-Hemandez. entrants with no times were J. Carlos where on the Baja.' Thanks to Xavier The number of entries in Class 18 Castillo, Victor Guerrero Vazquez, Hernandez and Southland Photo and just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Humberto Larranaga and to Alfonso Lacarra, from CODE, for This time out there were 11 starters Alejandro Palacios, and Heriberto the interviews and the oolor commen-and five of them made it to the check- Chavez and Luivan Volker. This was tary. We are all looking forward to a ers. First across the line, in class, were both a tough course and a technical great racing season in 2005 and as al-Miguel and Mauricio Jimenez with a race. It tested equipment and driv-ways, 'come on down.' ~ 4:4 5 :39 timing. Second place went to Carlos HeraldezandJulio Banda with a 5:04:15 and third place went to Jose BELOW RIGHT: Carlos and Felipe Paramo drove their great looking car to a second place finish in class 14, they were 2"1 overall Sportsman. Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of military-specification wiring systems for all motorsport applications MoTeC Engine Managernent and Data Acquisit ion Systems Robust 32- b it seque ntial fuel and spark control systems built to withstand extreme racin g ar·,d pre-runn ing punishment . Turn-key systems available f o r a ll popular off-road engine packa ges. D igital d ispla y and d a t a acqu is it ion system s for all levels o f compet ition. Engine and cha ssis dyna m o meter services available. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, inc. 689 s. State College Blvd. Unit K Fullerton, CA Tel: 714-446·9473 Fax: 714-446-9247 Page 48 Utilizing the finest Raychem System 25 components, the industry sta:-idard for all profe s sional racing sanctions. Eng ineering , a s sembly, a n d comprehensive t esting performed 1 00% in-ho u s e. Complete harness assemblies a n d c ircuit control components are available to suit you r budget. H igh-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Meters Lightwe ight, stand - a lone sys t e m works with all e n gine s a n d alternate fuels -carburet e d o r fuel injected . For the dedicated engine tune r who needs t o know exact;/y what their engine is doing. No flashing lights - just the facts ... Nal'l it; co a number! <:: ="'----~----~ _,,,,;;;:=~~<~-=~, IV1CJTCJRSPCJRT ELECTRONICS vve're making connect,ons ... March 2005 Raul Maya and Gabriel Angulo were the Safari Class winners, but it was close, they only had 5 minutes in hand at the end. • M 2865 Gundry Ave. nal Hill, CA 90755 HPFans r0/1 Coolers Driving Suits Rod End Boots Neo Synthetic OIi Performance Plumbing [BUifK~ 562-427-2375 ~~I•JK•J 411110. ~ -Dusty Times .,.

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BFGaadricH Corner David Stevensoo, a prospective member, to show the rest of the Checkers the way to the finish line. With his share of problems and four flats, David picked up a well earned third place in the 5-1600 class, only five seconds out of sec-ond place. The team of Scott Annand and Eric coaxed their Class 9 buggy to the finish line for a respectable fifth place finish. The Pit Captains out at this race were: they had taken a bolt out of the rear suS}:>ension for a temporary fix. Once they got there the guys jumped on the problem and started working on both ends of the car, with Billy getting out to help ... but the journalist (Tellier) simply stayed put in his passenger seat and started jabbering at all the guys feverishly working on the car to get it back in the race. His tirade quickly got old-and guys started to tell him to "get the hell out and help or shut the f"*k up", which he did neither. At one point this 'nattering nabob' became so irritating that there was talk of stopping the work on the car and duct taping a red rag in his mouth. But outta respect for Billy, and the fact that the work was al-most done, the guys quietly decided to get even with Tellier another day. Hey Billy, why don't ya replace that loud mouth Checker with an in-flatable-mateable or maybe a dead cat? BFGoodrich Tires, the Worlds Toughest Off Road tires, won the overall championship and 13 to-tal class wins in the Best In The Desert Parker 425 off road race held on January 5th. Chuck Hoovey, racing on off-the shelf Baja T/ A tires 35xl2.50R15 won class 1500 and the overall championship. "Congratulations to Chuck Hoovey on an impres-sive race and win for BFGoodrich This column may, from time to time, contain adult language. We hereby request anyone under the age of 18 to stop reading this immediately and get some adult supewision before continuing. THE STRAIGHT POOP FROM THE BIG W AHZOO I'm back! The Big Wahzoo will now continue on with the same sort of Checkers Column as ir appeared· during the 10 years I wrote it previ-ously with the following changes. We'll start out this second time around with a clean fresh slate. After five years our sport has changed a lot. Old antagonists have now changed. As one illustration, the Big Wah;oo used to regularly pick on the Herbsts Team over the problems we had with each other. But this year the Checkers awarded Dusty Times Tires Tires" said Todd Steen, Motorsports Marketing Manager for BFGoodric Tires. "What's even more impressive is that the overall champ was using off-the -shelf Baja T / A tires, the same tires that you can buy·at your lo-cal tire dealer. " The BFG Baja T/ A is fhe only professional grade ultra-high performance truck tire offered to the public. With this latest victory, BFG them our prestigious Vic Van Ella Award for their 'significant contri-bution to the sport of off road rac-ing'. The off road business commu-nity has also ch:rnged, along with promoters and our fellow racing competitors ... but not the Wahzoo! I still will be reporting Checker ac-tivities, racing results, and chewin' the ass of all those who try to bone us. So remember, if ya try to pull a fast one on a Checker member ya just might find your actions de-scribed in detail right here in this column. 'The Straight Poop' is just what it says, and it'll be appearing right here every month. Old fans and foes of the Wahzoo probably wonder where I've been for the last five years. Well, I put myself onto our Club's inactive list and went Saturday night circle track racing on banked dirt oval tracks all around the Southern California area. Very exciting indeed, but it lacked the great fellowship and team concept which off road rac-ing provides ... so I'm back to stir the pot and speak out for my fel-low Checkers! At our annual Checkers,Award Banquet the following members were honored for their special con-tribution to the Club in 2004. Pitters of the Year: Dwight Forell, Robert and Steve Harman. Pit Cap-tains of the Year: The Reverend Roy Moore and Mark Macke. Driver of the Year: Jim Gregory. And last but Tires has won the overall TrucklBuggy championship in ev-ery major off road race held in 2005. In January, Dale Ebberts, riding on BFG Baja T/ AKR rac-ing tires won the overall champi-onship at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. To date, teams racing oI1 BFGoodrich Tires lead the points race in both the Best In The Desert and SCORE off road racing series. · not least, a new Checker award was given for last year's activities called 'Checker Pride', and created for the contributions to the Club by an entire Checker family. The Velasco Family was the overwhelming choice ·for this new award. Congratula-tions to 'em all! In an exciting evening at our annual election meeting the follow-ing four men were elected to run our Club during it's 31st year: Jeff Hibbard as President; the Reverend Roy Moore as Vice President;_ George Thompson as Treasurer and Art Velasco, Jr. as Secretary. May the force be with them all! M.O.R.E. RACE -The 'Suck It Up 400' drew five Checker cars out to Lucerne to run around a 40 mile loop. The 400 mile claim in the title was a joke, as nobody ran 10 laps ... but most were glad they didn't have to. Art Velasco, Sr. first had steering breakage problems then later had the motor let go, but DNFed to a second place in Class 10. Dirty Dan Martin, in a 1/2-1600 car went a few laps before he broke and ended up with a DNFed fourth place finish. The ·wright Brothers broke early and parked Mark Nacke, The Rev., Big John Files, and Ken Tapert. It was also colder than hell out at this event and even snowed for a bit. But de-spite the weather and the rough-ness of the course, a good time was reportedly had by all. DRIVER/CO-RIDER WANTED: How would ya like to step into a brand new Moulton-built $70K Class 12 SCORE two seat buggy? (need not be Checkers). Well, Malcolm Bryce is looking for a driver and co-rider who has buggy experience. and knows how to get to the finish line to help him cam-paign the car. All he's askin' for is a fair split of the race expenses and some help in fixin' whatever ya break. The car will have complete Checker pit support and Bryce is an easy guy to work and deal with. If you think you might be interested in this kinda offer you can reach Malcolm on his cell phone@ 1-661-965-2010. Due to my deadline I'll have to cover the Parker race results in next month's column. But, there are a couple of Checker stories that do deserve early mentioning. MOUTH-RUN-A-MUCK! In the Billy Robertson/Stuart Chase unlimited buggy, Tony Tellier rides with Billy. With the car running in the money on the third lap, Billy broke a major bolt at the tie rod-spindle connection. To limp into TREASONIST BEHAVIOR: Bobby McCall really stepped on his johnson big time at this race. Seems he had signed up to pit out at the Checker Midway pit at this Parker race with Gary Bates (an in-law) and the Rev., but claimed he couldn't get there until late Friday night. The Rev. even went so far as to hide a pit pass for the lad in a secret spot on the road to the pit so he would be able to get into the pit area. They were a little short handed so Bobby's attendance at this pit was important ... but he never showed up! Now there is a by-law in our rules that states ya gotta give 48 hours notice if ya can't make a pit you've signed up for. On top of that -Master Bates.kinda felt responsible, since not only being an in-law of his, Gary sponsored him into the Club. Should he just wring the guy's Continued on page 50 1lU: Ul.THAll Po'ltER SOuac.E• ZTREME nRE co. 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neck the next time he saw.him, let the Club handle the problem, or turn the whole thing over to the Big Wahzoo for proper punish-ment? ... well, the Wahzoo, of course! So let me tell ya the rest of the story. It seems that McCall did make it out to the race long before he said he could, but he never had any intention of pitting with the Checkers as he'd signed up to do. Since after he'd signed the Checker pit sheet for Midway he accepted an invite to go to a race meeting that a Pro Truck team was having near his house. And at that meeting Bobby agreed to pit for that team, and during the race he was actually just down the road at Graham Wells pitting for that truck team instead of up at Midway like he'd promised his fellow Checkers. And whata ya think he sold us out for. .. a room for two nights and a free meal. Somehow I doubt we'll be seeing much of McCall after the rest of the Checkers read this report. Nuf said! Be sure to tune in next month for all the Checker Parker results, along with all the other important off road stories and related info. -,;1Reporl ~ By Ann Donaldson Three CORE d\rs made the trip. CORE set up six outlying pits along with a large main pit. Brad Inch and Randy Jones teamed up in Brad's single seat 1600 car. David Girdner and Tim Greig drove their two seat 1600 car. Buying an old Mike Smith beam car from CORE member Todd Jorgensen, first time racer Joey Gladish who raced the two seat car in the Sportsman class. There were 13 entries in Class 1/2-1600. Brad Inch was second off the starting line. He was run-ning strong for the first two laps. On Lap 3, a few miles from the start/finish line the power steering box failed. Randy Jones went to the pit and drove the car back to the main pit. A decision was made to call it a day. David Jones and Tim Greig driv-ing the 30 Racing two seat 1600 car. It started off with what looked like a competitive race day. A pit stop was made to fuel the car. While looking over the car a damaged valve was noticed. This ended their day. New racer, Joey Gladish finished in fourth place driving an old Mike Smith built beam car powered by a VW motor. During the last lap of the race the skid plate came off the car. He took it easy to the finish line, and his crew went to pick up the skid plate. Joey had a good show-ing for a first race. He will be using CORE pits for his racing effort. MAIN: PITD: Tom Foudy and family ran this pit located off of Bessemer Mine Road by the "rock pile". This is a great location to watch the race. PIT E: Jerry Lawless and crew ran this pit. Jerry and crew spent quite a bit of time working on non-CORE race truck. PIT F: The father/son team of Rich Clark, S. and Jr. ran this pit. This was a great location to watch the race. If you need any pit support, give Wayne Nosala a call at (818) 703-1971 or Brad Inch at (818) 352-9035. Or you can check out the CORE Club website at .. -.. 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Babe and Linda Jones were had been so green and beau ti-Rick ran out of fuel before he was next in, Ai Hogan was next there along with Randy's black La-ful. 10 Pro Trucks had gathered reached his fueling pit and to cross the line, Ai was air brador dog who had a good time at Parker for the Best In The Gustavo lost a tranny at mile evacuated on contingency day playing with Brad's dog. David Desert Parker 425 off road 133 but he was able to get to here last year to Phoenix, we Girdner's family also set up a large race, hosted by the Blue Water the main pit, get repaired and all thank God that Ai is back pit. Another large pit was set up Resort and Casino. carry on. here with us doing what he for Joey Gladish. Wayne Nosala did At the end of lap 1 it was As they completed their 2nd wants to do. Craig Smith drove CORE member Randy Jones not race but did his job as Pit Di-the Ford of Jimmy Knuckles in lap it was Charley McDowell in the Jernigan Ford to a fifth kicked off the 2005 race season in rector. front. Jimmy gave the spectators the lead, then the Staats fam-place finish and Rick Johnson Laughlin, Nevada. Randy tied in PIT A: and crews a real show at the ily arrived and Mike Voyles was was only a minute and a half first place jumping his single seat Tim Lindsey set up a pit along north end of the infield as he in third. Craig Smith came behind. JR Stanley was the sev-1/2-1600 car off the Laughlin with David Girdner Sr. They came over a jump a bit too hot across in fourth place and AI enth finisher and Jimmy Leap, dividing the money with Rob changed a fan belt fora non-CORE but he balanced his Pro Truck Hogan was next to arrive. Knuckles was eighth, missing a MacCachren. On the first day of car. on two wheels, he did a 360 Toyota Rick was sixth. Jimmy few body parts. Mike Bilek was racing "Rockin" Randy rolled his PIT B: when he got all four back on Knuckles put his Pro Truck on ninth, having changed his car but that didn't slow him down, Larry Altolf brought out his the ground and continued on its roof but they were able to transmission after lap 1 and Randy never lifted. In two days of monster quad and Tom Greig, Sr. out of sight. Next along was continue. still soldiering on for some racing, Randy finished in fourth PIT C: Charley McDowell, Steve Staats At the finish, everyone was points. Gus Vildosola and place. The team of Crocket and Tubs, was right behind him but actu-treated to a surprise as the Walt Vi rack maae it a perfect ThefirstMOREraceofthesea-DonJohnsonandGaryHallwere ally leading him on corrected Staats family Ford took the 10 for 10 in the Pro Truck son was held in Lucerne Valley. at this location. time. 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... THE RACERS CHOICE. Fuel Safe's Custom & Standard Fuel Cells are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the safety standards set by all racing associatio11s. For your local dealer ~ Call or write for call (BllOI 433-6524 ~ · our FREE Catalog Aircraft Rubber Manufacturina. Inc. 63257 Nel& Andel$OO Road ~end, OR 11770.1 USA ph(541) ~203 b(:541)388-0~ HONDA flABID TUBES $99.00 A sn $SUZUKI s&n-.• I I ~ I I I I I BILLY ROBERTSON (818) 766-6134 (800) 800-6134 FAX (818) 766-9397 619-561-7764 Fax 619-561-4834 BILL ROBERTSON & SONS, INC. 5626 TUJUNGA AVE. NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA. 91601 Over 20 Years of Off Road Racing Experience Hq?MAHW,J.i PERF011 Jeff Howe 12476 Julian Ave Lakeside. CA 92040 We Specialize 1n High Performance Power Steering. Off Road Racing. Rock Crawling and Sand Cars HP ENGINE & DYNO SERVICE 14368 Olde Highway 80 • Suite E • El Cajon, CA 92021 Jim Horne 619 443-9990 JG TRANSWERKS •Go with a Proven Winner" ~Tl 1,i Ir■ I I I I■~ l"I I CCLI I I I•~ Quality Racing Transmissions JOE GIFFIN 3061 E. La Jolla #I Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 632-1240· Fax (714) 632-1223 Mike Julson President 10965 Hartley Rd., Suite R Santee, CA 92071 -2893 619 / 562-1743 Fax 619 / 562-3379 e.mail • -,1.e,1.ez RACING OIGINB COMPLETE ENGINES • DYNO SERVICE George Jimenez 535 E. Central Park Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802. Tel./ Fax 714.535.5116 Just A Small Ad Here Can Increase Your Business By A Bunch. • 'l~ : -7____,..--~~ ,,, ., ,~ -s: ,._i· -.. ~ ~ ~SON FABRICS TROY J OHNSON (909) 779-9395 2061 Third Street, Unit A Riverside. CA 92507 Specializing in custom off road race trucks • Prerunners • Sand car5 • Rally cars • Custom Fabncation • Advanced Suspsnsion Technology • Research & Development KAL OFFROAD RACING WWW Metal Fabrication Speed Equipment Custom Suspensions KurtLarmee (805) 466-4101 ---840.8 K El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 -r---------------------+-IMPACT CUSTOMS BCORE NHRA BCCA RACE SPEC ROLL CAOEB, TUBE CHABBIB, CUSTOM SUBPENBIONB, AIR BAOB, BODY DROPS, SHAVE, SUICIDE, PRE-RUNNERS, BAJAS, LONO TRAVEL, RACE PREP, CUSTOM WIRINO, FABRICATION AND METAL WORK 661.Q98.7079 HONDA Power Equipment OUT BOARO ENGINE • GENERATOR SPECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp~ 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90063 ..ART KAWAGUCHI Fax 323-264-2136 323-284-6858 Darell Kreger PH: 114.289.9048 fX: 114.631.1854 1214 N. Parker Unti #3 Orange, CA 92861 CTa.o> 7gg-09a wviw. SUSPENSION - PERFORMANCE - SAFETY EQUIPMENT & MOREi DESERT -ROCK -SAND & RACE WE ARE YOUR jJ1 SOURCE FOR ALL YOUR OFFROAD NEEDS POWER E STEERING THOMASE. LEE Engineering LEE MFG. CO . 11681 PENDLETOK &'TAEET· SUN VALLEY, CA91352 FAX(818)798-2887 (818) 788-0371 A full line of Po-, StNl'ing gee,-. pumps and ~ for ■ny type of racing. Magn■fll/ll 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 p~ RACING ENGINES Assembly • Machine Work • Parts Ken Major 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C • Santee, CA 92071 (619) 596-0886 ~~.NC.HAFT. ~p~ www.mastercraftseats.cc1l17 Seat.;;• Nets • Limit Straps • Bags 10928 Wheatland& Ave. Suite B Santee, CA 92071 619/449-9455 • Fax: 449-9454 YOUR; OFF-ROAD Catch us o_n the Net! SPECIALISTSi PHONE:(714) 441•1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622· 2366 E: ORANGETHORPE AVENUE, ANAHEIM, C~ 92806

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Classified ... Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are advised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for information before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: Toyota 4-runner Class 3 or 1450 Race Truck. Total Chaos race front Uniball system w/12" of travel Tube Works 4 link chromoly rear. 1 1/i vended rotors w/Outlaw 2 brakes. TCS 300maxels.Srrangealum. Diff. Tru-track locker. 16" of rear travel. King bypass and coils all comers. King front bumps. Fuel Safe 45 gal cell. Noligyplugs, wires, coils. 3.4 Vo motor.Trans Werks 4 sp overdrive trans. Beard seats. PCI inter-com, radio. Art-Carr shifter. Hella 4000 lights. BFG 33 Baja's on America Rac-ing Wheels. Race jack. Dual spare tire mount. Large parts box. This truck has won all MOR races entered. Took 7th overall at 200 night race. Run fustest lap in class in SCORE. $25,000.00 w/all spares. Have rear camera system, OPS, HID lights. Will sell everything $30,000.00 in truck. (562) 714-9013. FORSALE: Jimco2000Class l0Single Seater, BMW, Bilstein, Fortin, DON 5 speed. This car won the SCORE 2004 and Baja 1000 races and has claimed 2 Class Championships. 1his car has been continuously enhanced to increase its ca-pabilities, durability and overall perfor-mance. $75,000.00OBO,contactMar-tin (760) 803-4627. FOR SALE: LSl engine and 4L60E auto trans, Like new 8,000 miles in-cludes wiring harness, computer, alt, water pump, power steering pump, starter, AC compressor, pulleys & belts. $6,500.00 OBO (928) 855-1090. Havasu . FOR SALE: 2003 Class 1 or 1300 T ruggy 2 seater, 400hp Vo Chevy built by Leadfoot racing, super t-10 Richman 4 sp, Mcloud twin disc dutch, imi starter, custom 4 gear billet V-drive built by Leadfoot racing, Fuel Cell, Aeromotive Fuel pump system, Howe 2.5 rack. De-mon racecarb builtbyC&J w/Scavinger system. 3.0 triple bypasses and 2.5 coils on rearw/30" of travel 2.5 coils on front w/22" of travel, Cone 2" front spindles, 4 piston CNC brakes, Uniball and hym. Chromoly A-Arms on front, Mittler brother Chromoly housing w / 4 piston Willwoods and vented rotors, 9" mod cliff. TCS 300m axels. PCI intercom, Pumper, Hells Beard, VDO, this car ran in the MOR Stoddard 250 and took fast lap in class, race or prerun. $35,000.00. (562) 714-9013. FOR SALE: 2-1600, Ready to Race, Powder coated panels, 091 trans., 930cv's, Fox 2.0's, SAW, Wright, Foddrill, King Kong, CNC, dual master cylinders, R & P w/ UMP power steer-ing, Fuel Safe 24 gal, Beard, PCI inter-com, Motorola radio, Hella, helmets, suits, many spares. $12,000.00. STEVE (520) 236-9612 OR FOR SALE: 1993 Jeep Cherokee-2003 + 2004 Jeepspeed Champion, 4x4 Less front axle, new motor, MOGI trans, reversed manual Pattern, Art Carr shifter, Beards, Pumpers, PCI radio, 22 gal Fuel Cell, Chrome Molly cage, Currie 9" 2WD front axle, King triple bypass, Deaver Springs, $20,000.00 or possible partial trade for stock Cherokee. Call (714) 335-4387. FOR SALE: 2000 Chenowth 4 seater dual sport A-Arm car. Mendeola MD4S trans, Major per-formance 2.6 type 4, Fox shocks, Howe steering, intercom Race Ra-dio, MSD ignition, roof rack, new tires and more. $37,500.00. Call Bill Reams (858) 204-9860 for details or email FOR SALE: Class 12 (Score Lite) Moulton/Mirage Single Seat. 1776cc Geoff Hart Engine, Fortin 5 spd trans, Fox Shocks, Foddrill Arms, Summers Hubs, PCI radio, etc. prepped and ready to race. 24ft enclosed trailer with many spares. Complete package of car, trailer and all spares for $25,000.00 OBO. Call Jim or Mike Zupanovich@ (562) 591-5665. FOR SALE: Class 10 BITD 2002 Race Car. Bundersonsingleseater A-Ami, King Shocks, CNC brakes, Mendeola 5 spd, VW air cooled with dyno sheets, new Cv's, "RIMED". New ignition wiring, new ignition system. Completely race ready. Newwheels,andBFGtires. Lot's of spare parts. Call or email Steve Strobel or (308) 548-8029. $32,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE: Raceco Racecar, 3 race radios, 1 base antennae, 2 Bell helmets, Fire Suppressant on board, wired for radios, 2 dump cans, gas pump for 50 gal drum, extra tires, Type 4 motor, 2666cc built by FAT. 20,000.00 OBO (626) 575-3547 Ext 0. FOR SALE: 2001 Ford Ranger, 4.0, caged bumper to bumper brand new custom PreRunner. 3-linked, King shocks, H & Long Travel kit, 17" front Travel, 29" rear travel. Goodyear Wranglers, must sell for motorcycle road racing, $39,000.00 Call Chad@ (661) 904-7077. FOR SALE: Pre Runner/Race Truck Chevy ZZ4 with Aluminum heads manual shift TH400 3000 stall Ford 9", 2romplete3rd memberswithspools4 "88, 3:73, Race Runnershockswith28" travel rear 18" front fuel cell, Race cut BFG's and paddles on matching rims, Race legal tube frame. ln Phoenix, Albert (602) 4 21-5386 or Steve (509) 430-7733. FORSALE: OircksandPorter442Tro-phy Truck engine. All aluminum Ford. Leon Patton engine. Rebuilt and ready at Pattons. Complete injector's to pan. Magnesiun1 Kinsler 8 stack, Orysumped. Motec M-800 computer. 745 h.p. Call for details (602) 708-7090. Mark $35,000.00 OBO. Super Fresh 10 car, Mirage A-Arm 110" wheel base, CNC pedals, Fox Shocks, Beadlock Centerlines, Front disc brakes, 22" travel front, 22" travel rear, floater rear hubs, Mendeola MD4's, type 1 Fat 1835 with 150hp and type 4 fan, MSD, PCI radio, Beard seat, Crow Belts, extra motor 1650 Rabbit motor, inc 0 miles Fresh, 1his car has 8 desert races and its very fresh. Baja Brokers Ref 915, $35K (760) 723-2117. FORSAl.E: 40' Semi Trailer. 2 genera-tors, air comp, awning 20x40 with zip on sides, belly boxes, benches inside, tool boxes, Kar bolt drawers, holds 2 trucks. Great for desert or short course. $45,000.00. (951) 845-8820. FOR SALE: Mid travel-Beam car-No VW stuff, V-6 Ford (fresh), 5 speed, power disk brakes, power steering, bump stops, Centerlines, Beard seats, Howe radiator, King/race runner coilovers., enclosed cab with heater, lots of racks. AZ license. Powdercoated, tow bar, winch. A clean car. $18,500.00 (928) 680-6790 or (928) 4866169. FOR SALE: Jimco 2000-Class 10 2 seater-Former Marcourt Racing Cham-pionship car. FAT performance 4AG, Fortin 5-speed, King Shocks, nothing but the best Fresh motor, trans, shocks, pro, fessionally prepped and race ready. Race package includes 24ft car trailer, 25+ spares, 6 PCI race radios, race boxes, etc .... $65K OBO. Call Steve (760) 272-4065. FOR SALE: 2005 Porter Class 1 car. New-never raced. Completed at Herman Motorsports. 500 HP LS 1 motor, Fortin 4 speed with converter, King Shocks, 4" in rear, Fortin Steering, Kartek Hubs, Spindles, Axles, Brakes & Boots, Kenwood radio, Mastercraft, BFG's. Race Ready! $165,000.00. Damen Jefferies. (760) 948-2898. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in === : ~ Cfa,sifi,d Advmi,ing "",,only $25 fo, 45 w!?a. s: ~~t 'E~~~;dm, ,nd phone numb«. Add $5.00 fo, "'' of DUSliY51mus i : black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. 2005 • • REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED : • IN A TIMELY MANNER. 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FORSALE: #l731Jeeµ;peedProClass Cherokee. As seen in full µige 18 March edition of Off Road Mag. Always a front runner. 3rd in 2004 MOR Champion-ship. Set up 2 wheel drive but still has transfercasetoswapto4x4whenneeded. Jeeptrix motor, HD 5 speed, Race clutch, Currie 9" rear end, Bilstein 9100 remote shocks, Currie HD steering, Deaver springs, Rubicon control arms, Rubicon HD trac bar, h)<lraulic bump stoµ;, dual fuel cells, dual batteries, Howe fast ratio steering with res. And cooler, Parker Pumper, nerf bars and driving lights, Beard seats, Crowe harness. All chromemoly cage and chromemoly plated frame. Has been prepped for Parker with cl1assis updates, freshened shocks, rear end rebuild. Comes com-plete with PCI race radio, intercom and first aid kit. Will pay Parker entry and fil1 gas tanks. It only needs you with the fire suitandhehnet. Raceready$15,900.00 Trades considered. Call(714) 538-7434. FOR SALE: 7S Ford Ranger race truck. This truck has many wins. 4.0L C4, TCS, Fox shocks, Ron Davis, Auidyne motor & tranny coolers, PCI Radio & intercom. 9" Wilwoods, BFG projects, Deaver, 10 tires & wheels, HIDs, prepped and race ready. Pit radio, dump can, & a ton of spares. $35,000.00.Call Darrell @ (619) 454-1014 or (760) 789-7663. 1998 Toyota Tacoma extra cab, .Camburg long travel Ft end, SwayAWay coil overs, SwayAWay bump stops. 3.4 liter V-6, 89k miles, K&N Gibson exhaust.American rac-ing and BFG tires, rear 62" Deavers, Total Chaos 12" shackles 16" 2.5 King Shocks. Bed cage is clean and ready for action. 16K OBO. Baja Brokers Ref (760) 723-2117. Bronco 4x4 pre runner 1981 with 1996 front clip fiberglass ft and rear. Just finished low miles 17" ft travel coil over Fox 2.5 all 4130 cage and front heim radius arms/rear National springs, Bilstein shocks built C6 trans 9" full spool, gusseted and 411 gears, 1994 ho 5.0 Mustang motor fuel inj, 35 BFG tires, 3 seats, Autometer gauges on carbon filter dash. $19,500.00. FOR SALE: SCORE legal Chevy, 2X Class 8 Champion. Just prepped, highly maintained, ready to race. Chromemoly, tig-welded & heat treated. AArrn front and back. Many spare parts, everything goes, too much to list. $100,000.00 Call (619) 447-6361. Dusty Times FORSAI.E: Chenowth 2 seat race car or pre-runner. UMI 1SIV8, fresh automatic, NEW front end, rear end, trailing arms, Karrekhubs, brakes,axles, 934CV's, King Kongspindles&frontarms, Water-oilrooi ers, dash, autometergauges, wiring, 2 spare set up, dual batts, Kings coils & by-pass, complete chassis powder coated & paint job, Howe steering, halogen fire system, PIM.light bar, skit plates, K & N filter, 30 gru Fuelsifecell, 4" fillerneck, runsoo µnnp gas, Dual parkers, Mastera:aft, PCI set up w/interrom,SA.CDrackw/ram TCScon-~. Centerline& ultra wheels, oo BRJ's, all NEW parts. Complete car built by Foddrill Fabrication, very fust and super reliable $63,000.00. MUSf SEU. For more info call Cesar Fuentes® (915) 726-3823. FORSALE: Trailer designed& manu-factured to transport automobiles inside. Equipped with a hydraulic robot that reaches outside the trailer, lifts up and sets vehicle down on specially designed racks. Perfect for hauling offroad vehicles. $15,000.00 OBO. Must sell Call Bob .(702) 565-8795 ext 102. FORSAI.E: Ford Ranger Class 7S. BITD 04 Class Champion, Esslinger dry sump motor, C4 Rancho Transmission, TCS, Autometergauges, Howe P /Swith RAM; ConeFullFlooter9" 40spline. GPS, HlDs, CNC, + spares $40,000.00 in San Diego, Call Mike (858) 453-4768. FOR SALE: SCORE 2004 5-1600 Championship car 4sale. TCl')Ota Mile-stone Award winning car 2004. GnarlyBuilt Chromoly chassis. Specs & More photos~ This car is fast&reliable. $19,500. Con-tact Gnarly (760) 471-8469, or www.gnarlyracing@sbcgl.obalnet. Serious inquires only. ANS no extra cha.rge. R)R SALE: Class 7 To,ota. 22R motor, lC Engineering. 255 horsepower. 17" front, 16" rear travel, Bil.stein shocks and bumps, Willwood brakes, rear disc, Mastercraft seats, Centerforce Clutch, MSD, 32 grutank, PClintawm roodmaster radio, Cone 40 spline rear-end, chromoly cage, with spares. $14,500.00 OBO Must sell Steve (562) 508-7%5. FOR SALE: Jimco 2-1600 completely rebuilt Don Hatz motor, new 091 T ransworks transaxle, micro stubs and disc brakes front and rear. Fox Shocks, Mastercraft seats & belts, Flameout sys-tem. Best of everything and fully prepped and ready to race. (760) 455-2812. $35,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seat Quick n Brite race buggy, coilover Fox Shocks, Fuel Cell with enduro capacity, power steering, Very fast, Very dependable, built VW motor, frame accepts TCl')Ota, lands and rides awesome. Race ready. Lots of spare parts, headlocks, tires. $12,000.00 (425) 743-2982. FORSALE: FastMagnumShortcourse car, Fat Rabbit, Fax, Wright Arms, Sum-mers Bros, Willwood. A ton of extra parts, extra tranny, 20 tires half mounted, extra rabbit motor, new never ran. Trailer open with 2 storage hens, toolbox and tire rack. $21,500.00. Call Glen (209) 7710215. Super Fresh CL5 or pre run car very dependable. I.ow miles 4130 chassis fuel safe cell, fox ft coil overs, summers disc brakes, rear floaters 22" travel 300m bars, 930 cvs bypass rear shocks, J & G bus trans top of the line dyno shop motor 2262cc, disc belts, 4 spares, dry sump, dualoptimas, extra parts and body included, very serious and clean pro built for race or fun. 22K OBO Baja Brokers Ref912 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: FreshSCATV-4, 48 IDF Webers, Electromotive 275 HP, includes Headers &collector, 2 alt, 2 clutches & plywheels. Built by Adam Wik, same motor won BITD championship in 2004. Put in Class 1, Rock crawler, play car. Call Tun (626) 893-1976. $9,000.00 OBO. FORSALE: 20032seatTigWeldJin1co Class 10. 1650cc Honda Redline Perfor-mance Engine (New). Fortin 5 spd trans, Fox Shocks, Team Gordon Wheels w/ BFG Tires (w/6 spares), PCI Radio, MasterCraft Seats, Parker Pumpers. Prepped and professionally maintained by Jimco Racing. With spare parts and dump cans (3). $95,000.00. Jim Slaugh-ter (858) 583-0055. FOR SALE: F-150 Trophy Truck, 351 Windsor, Culliane Co, King 3" shocks, Cone 48 spline 9", Lowrance GPS, 22" front 29" rear, 60 gal Fuel Safe, Beard Seats, 37" Goodyears, Sway Bar, Dual Ignition, Contact Patrick (626) 914-5586. 120K FOR SALE: 1-1600 Chenowth, Fast, Very Competitive, handles great, Wright ft, Saco magnum rack-n-pinion, 930 CV's. King triple bypass 7/8 shaft shocks rears, Fox i:emote reservoir fronts, Autometer, CNC, Mickey Th-ompson 2 races, Dual MSD ignition, MSD Blaster coils MSD Biller Distribu-tor. $10,500.00 Mark (801) 550.0527 cell 801 298-8311 home. Baja 1000 Winners! Martin Christenson Billy Gasper Thanks For Choosing Us! Tbtlll Power battctil.."I arc hand made co ril?,Ol'(}US military smndar<ls. Providing superior vibr-J.cion and shock rcsiscam.-c, non-spillablc dcsi;,,rn, and deliver up co 1.500 Cranking Amps in a lightweight b:mcry you < <.-c,imt on. Call us now for more infbrmation. 1~,g-.J lxi$A l Phone: JOOJ34.1618-Fax: 'JGIJK.1323 · ~-· March 2005 FOR SALE: 2001 36' Ultrahauler, AC/Heater, Satellite TV Sony Stereo inside/out. PCI Race Radiow/20' an-tenna mounted, 100 gal. water, shower, hotwater, refrigerator, microwave. Stain-less steel workbenches/toolboxes, dia-mond plated floors, sleeping quarters. Brand new disc brakes. Electric rear door. Electric jacks, electric over h)<lrau-lic braking system. New 5500 Kw Onan generator, Electric awnings, Pit Pal Stor-age compartments/shelves, 97" inside width. Ready for the races !! Over $45,000 invested Sac. $31,500.00 Call (714) 633-9994. FOR SALE: Chase Van 89 Ford E350 2x4, extended body seats 6 people. New 460 motor, new C6 trans, new front end, drive line, new tires and wheels, racks in-side and on roof tool box inside. Call Mike, San Diego (858) 453-4768. b.tvlPL.OYtvlb.NT Wanted: Experience Fabricator/Prep. Skilled in TIGwelding&general fabrica-tion. High Desert area. 35 minutes from Riverside/Corona. Herman Motorsports. (760) 948-2898. Position available. Now hiring. Trainees and experienced fabricators, welders prep mechanics. We are currently build-ing trophy truck, CORR Pro 2, Pro lite, Rock Krawlers and general fab. Cal Pre Fun, Beaumont, CA (951) 845-8820. INDb..XTO ADVb..R. Tl6b..R.6 Baker Precision"'................................... 48 Best In The Desert .............................. 15 Bilstein .................... , .......................... 36 C&R Racing ......................................... 42 Carrera Lights ..................................... 47 Coast Casinos........................................ 9 Dave Folts Transmissions ................... 14 Fabtech ................................................ 27 Fox Shox ......................................... 30-31 Fuel Safe ............................................. 20 Hella Lights ......................................... 45 High Desert Charities ......................... 33 ISCO .................................................... 18 K&N ...................................................... 2 Kartek Off Road................................... 29 Kawaguchi Honda Corp ....................... 22 King Shock Tech ................................. 19 Light Force Engineering ...................... 21 McKenzie's Performance Products ..... 38 MDR Racing ......................................... 32 Nevada Offroad Buggy......................... 49 Ott RoadSwap Meet ............................ 25 Pacific Customs .................................. 35 Parker Embroidery ............................... 28 Parker Pumper .................................... 16 Parker Pumper/Competition Air .......... 49 Parker Pumper/Eibach Springs ........... 40 PCI Race Radios ..................................... 5 Pike's Service Center ........................... 27 Pro Truck ............................... 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