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Volume 22 -Number 7 July 2005 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors C&C Race Photos Sheryl Cannon Carrera Photography Mike Chamberlain J&L Photography Jim Culp Mike Del Col Martin Holmes Rod Koch Ralph Mason Ron Miller Rene Montana Byrle Moore Troy Robinson Jeff Straw Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Paul Timmerman Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $ 25 .00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Sub-scription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882,.()()04 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copy-right by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POS1MASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. snapshot of the Month ... Defending his 1984 SCORE and HDRA championship crowns, Larry Schwacofer drove his 1955 Chevrolet to the Class 6B victory at the SCORE Parker 400. Larry's margin of victory over the 302 mile ice and snow covered course was less than a minute. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. Dusty Times July 2005 In This Issue ... FEATURES SCORE Baja 500 by Judy Smith ..................................................... 8 33rd Cyprus Rally by Martin Holmes ........................................... 18 Guam's Smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith ..................................... 22 Australia's Sunraysia 500 by Steve Hilton .................................... 24 MDR Ridgecrest 250 by J Preston Bradshaw ................................ 2 8 Kartek Grand Re-Opening by Rod Koch ...................................... 3 3 Rim Of The World Rally by Scott Bottomley ............................... 3 4 SNORE Caliente 250 by John Calvin .......................................... 36 MORE Kartek 300 by Ann Donaldson ......................................... 4 2 CORR At 1-96 Speedway by J Preston Bradshaw ........................ 48 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes .................................................................................... 6 BFGoodrich News by Christian Flathman ................................... 4 7 Checkers Report by The Big Wahzoo ............................................ 4 7 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................ 5 2 Classified Ads ............................................................................. 5 8 Index To Advertisers .................................................................. 59 ON THE COVER What a great day! Rooby Gordon took the Trophy Truck win at the Baja 500 as well as the overall win, leading for most of the time, he ran trouble free. Photo by Alan Madden - Trackside Photo Arturo Honold had a very good Baja 500 race, he took the gold medal in the always competitive SCORE Lite class. Photo by P J Springman - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at Duscytjmes,com c:5u6scri6e [/oday lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 $40.00 $55.00 □ 2 years -□ 3 years -(no credit cards please) □ NEW ·□ RENEWAL Name ---------------------Address --------------------City ----------------------St ate Zip --------------------Primary Interest Can D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request Page 3

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2005 Happenings ... 1 OK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the dub grounds in Cleves. Ohio) .AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINfE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E MAIL: .AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA OBSERVED TRlALs SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BILL MARKUM • PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE• (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APro42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO October 29, 2005 Las Vegas Rallycross IV December 2-4, 2005 Ramada Express Rally - Coef 2,3&1 CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing Ac Harri.son Counry Fair Grounds. Cadi~. OH Cum AUToMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QunmN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUTOMOVILIST1co SAN VICENTE SAN VICENTE O FF ROAD ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CAsTRo & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTJNENT AL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 FAX: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD CODE OFFROAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 011-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO August 5-7, 2005 ORW Lazo de A.mistad Gran Prix Jacume Tecate, B.C. October 14-16, 2005 Mexicana logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C. December 9-11, 2005 Race Ready 275 Ensenada-Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C. CoLORADO HILL Cw.m ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 ~;: -~·t:, ~ .. -... ,._ \ CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS OIL SERIES 192 N. STATE ROA.o, SuITE 267 AVON, IN 46123 317-272-2827 317-272-2900 fax July 8-9, 2005* Topeka, KS Pro & Sportsman August 13-14, 2005 Bark River, MI 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 Happenings continued on page 6 AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSIIlP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES t)fj T -PPTr . ~'-AUTocRoss 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. 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Trail Notes ... DIAMOND VISION FOR CORR -It's going to change the way spectators at the CORR Lucas Oil Series events experience Championship Off Road Racing. For the first time, a Diamond Vision TV will be set up at some events during the 2005 season. "This is going to be an incredible venture for Championship Off Road Racing and the spectators at the track" said Jamie Devney, Director of Marketing for CORR. "Fans will now see every bit of the intense racing from start to finish. This is only one of many changes during 2005 to take this sport to a much higher level." For the 2005 season, Diamond Vision will be set up at both Crandon dates (June 25-26 and Sept. 3-4), Bark River (August 13-14) and San Diego (September 24-25 and October 1-2). With a 15'xl5' Diamond Screen available, the crowd can now see blind spots that previously were not visible. Instant replays, highlight footage, interviews and sponsor ads will add a new dimension to the CORR racing experience. HAL FLAG -We were saddened to hear of the passing of Alfonso "Pancho" Castro, a native ofRosarito, Baja, California, Mexico. Pancho died Saturday, ay 14 while competing in a race near La Paz. Pancho was a member of the Honda Team in last year's Baja 1000. Our sympathies go out to Pancho's family. LIGHTFORCE NEWS -LightForce, the Australian manufacturer, has named Premier Performance Products, Rexburg, Idaho as their exclusive U.S. distributor. LightForce joins their more than 30 other product lines for the light truck, diesel and SUV markets. You can contact Premier at 866-LTFORCE (583-6723). DUSTY TIMES ADVERTISERS - Please note that the dates for Space Close, Camera Ready and On Sale for the January, 2006 issue have been changed. The dates should read -December 9, December 14 and December 22. Please be sure to note this on your copy of the 2005 Production Schedule. RED FACE DEPARTMENT - Boy, are we embarrassed, we have made Clare Ross into a man! We are so sorry, let us set the record straight right here and now: Clare Ross is a WOMAN, she races in Class 1300 in the MDR races and she normally runs in the top 5. Her correction notice to Dusty Times listed her age, not for publication but we will say she is certainly a kid to your editor. Sorry Clare, it will never happen again! Ed NEW OFFROAD BAJA RACE -The new "Best Of Baja-Cabo 500 off road race is being supported by the State OfBaja California Sur. A 500 kilometer point to point race, La Paz to Cabo San Lucas is now sanctioned by Mexico's Official Offroad Organization, the Federacion Mexicana de Automovillismo Deportivo of Mexico City. The race will take the place of the Dos Mares 500, which normally had an entry of 150 vehicles and was host to 75,000 spectators. For more information on the race contact Megen Francis at 619-470-1890 or at safari 200 OFF ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (ORBA) -ORBA could use some financial help from Dusty Times readers a.nd all of you that participate in off road activities. Money for their Political Action Committee is needed. Please see the ORBA Report in the Club Page Section and help as much as you can. Ed CORR ROUNDS l &2 -The first two rounds of the CORR 2005 series are now in the books. 130 cars and trucks were present to start the long fight for the CORR 2005 championship, the top three in each class are: Pro 4 -Carl Renezeder, 2 firsts, Curt LeDuc - 2 seconds, Josh Baldwin - a fourth and a third. Pro-Lite -Jeff Kincaid - a fourth and a third, Steve Federico - 2 seconds, Chad Hord - a first and an eleventh. Pro-2 -Scott Taylor - a first and a fifth. Scott Douglas - a third and a second. Josh Baldwin .:. a second and a seventh. Light Buggy -Ben O'Connell - a first and a second. Tracy Peebles - a ninth and a first. Jeff Virnig - a third and a fourth. Stock -Scott Beauchamp - a first and a second. Keith Steele - a fourth and a first. Don Demeny -two thirds. Single Buggy -Terry Fitzgerald - a fourth and a third. Mark Steinhardt - a second and a seventh. Mike Seefeldt - a thirteenth and a first. Sportsman ·2 -Ben Wandashega - a second and a first. Dan Badoux - a first and a second. They are tied for first place in points. Michael Savage -two thirds. Don Williams - a fifth and a fourth. Super Buggy -Aaron Hawley - a first and a second. Mike Geiser - a second and a third. Herman Barnum - a fourth and a sixth. CORR MANUFACTURERS POINTS STANDINGS -The first two rounds of the CORR Lucas Oil Pro Series are in the books. The Manufacturers Championship Points are as follows: Vehicle Manufacturers -Pro-4 -Chevrolet 40 points, Ford 3 2 points, Toyota 20 points. Pro-2 -Ford 36 points, Chevrolet 32 points. Pro-Lite -Toyota 36 points, Nissan 30 points Ford 24 points,. Tire Manufacturer Points -Pro-4 -BFGoodrich 40 points, Kumho 20 points, Goodyear 18 points, Toyo 17 points. Pro-2 -BFGoodrich 36 points, Goodyear 30 points, Kumho 21 points, Toyo 19 points. Pro-Lite -BFGoodrich 32 points, Goodyear 32 points, Kumho 25 points, Toyo 13 points. SCORE BAJA 500 -By the time you read this, the SCORE Baja 500 will be history. Close to_ 400 ~ntries are expected to c(1allenge the ~19 mile course, starting and f1n1sh1ng 1n Ensenada, BaJa California, Mexico on the June 3,4,5 weekend. Motorcycles and ATV's will start at 6am, cars and trucks will start at 8:30am. There is a 17 hour time limit for all vehicles, an average speed of 25 miles per hour, sounds easy as pie, but many of the drivers and riders will have a hard time maintaining chat average and will run out of time. This race all Pro Class entries must utilize a black box that will record GPS data logging on all vehicles, including speed, especially in speed limit areas for post race analysis by SCORE. SCORE RACES ON TELEVISION - Sal Fish, Jeffe of SCORE International announced chat the final four races of the SCORE 2?05 Deser_c Series will air on the NBC and OLN networks. OLN will air the BaJa 500, the Terrible's Cup, the Las Vegas Primm 300 and the Baja 1000. NBC will Page 6 •Night Race-Frida1 & Saturda1 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 (Al! events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thuman Counry ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 DECATIJR Fmm WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 ~OfF.RoAD RA.ONG~. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 FNs!NADA BAJA OFF RoAD RA.ONG Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX Oll-52-646-1818989 Eus10 Oll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles Esrmo BEACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CoURSE RACING VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Oll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSN, JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Ap, Ma 1, Na11 at Davidson Racewa1 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-44 2-93 20/959-579-615 l FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (A!! races are short course, stadium sryle Classes -Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on l-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 FAX Julyl6-17,2005 August 18, 2005 September 11, 2005 October 29, 2005 November 271 2005 OOERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/FAX 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-23 71 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 July 2005 714-538-7434/FAX: 714-633-1724 July 6-9, 2005 Best Inn The Desert Las Vegas & Tonopah, Nevada (Non points race) August 13, 2005 MDR Barstow, CA October 29, 2005 MOR Superstition Series Plaster City, CA December 2-3, 2005 Best In The Desert Henderson, Nevada l<AMLooPs BRONCO BusTERS WHISPERING PINES SPORTS & RECREATION CENTER P.O. Box 465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 }IM ARUTA (408) 24 7-4402 MAMARRrrA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX Oll-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS DUNE BUGGY TRADE SHOW (517) 543-7214 <> MrcmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M. T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD AssOCIA TION P.O. Box 184 MATTOON, IL 61938 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: < Short Course Points Series July, 2005 Cyclone Trails August 6, 2005 Charleston, IL Charleston Speedway August 27, 2005 Greenup, IL Soggy Bottom Raceway September 18, 2005 Charleston, IL Charleston Speedway Oct-Ober 8, 2005 Casey, IL Lincoln Trail Mtrsprts Park Endurance Points Series July,2005 Cyclone Trails 200km Enduro Ocrober9, 2005 Casey, IL Lincoln Trail Mtrsprts Park. 200km Enduro MDRRA.CING CAUFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACING SERIES 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 2005 California Championship Series August 13, 2005 California 200 Lucerne, CA September24,2005 Mojave 200 Barstow, CA Novemberl2,2005 Stoddard 250 Barstow, CA JJDR Productions .2004-2005 Superstition Championship Series All Races at Pia.seer Ciry OHV Area October 29, 2005 Superstition 250 December 31, 2005 TI,e Dash 200 M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. B0x 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 July 23, 2005 Barstow September 1 7, 2005 Location To Be Announced December 3, 2005 Barstow MSBA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AsSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 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 PALATKA, 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 Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RA.cINGAssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 OFF RoAD EXPo 2005 (626) 599-8622 October 8-9 2005 OFF RoAD RACING Assoc1ATION VOLUNTEERED SERIES PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE I 243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, 1N 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OuTLAwREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (AU Races at WheeLng in the County 900 Acres) OFF-ROAD SAND & SPEED EXPO Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM KENDEL . (216) 339-4674 A!! races held at Harrison Counry Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/FAX: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS US. OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP 49 5 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PIKES PEAK P.O. 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Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUS 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 July 2005 Trail Notes ... broadcast a one hour special on the 2005 SCORE Baja in December of this year. So, for those of you who won't be able to be there in person, a nice television package will be available to you. ZR PROMOTIONS POINTS STANDINGS - Class ·standings after the third race are: M/C Pro - Dewey Belew 50, Aaron Tuck 22, Isac Molina 20. M/ C Expert -Eric Magana 57, Francisco Septien 4 I, Raul Martinez 27. M/C Novice -Alfredo Osornio· 47, Joel Leal 31, Antonio Valle 24. M/C 125 -Rene Torres 20, Carlitos Ruben 14, Ernesto Mercado 13. Quad Pro -Javier Robles 7 I, Marco Moreno 37, Francisco Ruano 30. Quad Exp -Alberto Fierro 46, Alejandro Gomez 37, Raul Cano 32. Quad Novice -Jose Salazar 33, Pedro Hurtado 26, Jorge Camberos 22. Quad Beginner -Ciro Calderon 58, Nelson Castillo 53, Damian Plascencia 42. Quad Veteran (Over 35)-Carlos Padilla38, Carlos Cuy 23, Mario Acosta 12. aGON TRAIL RALLY - Stig Blomqvist took the overall win at the Oregon rail Rally back in April. Stig said he was impressed with the level of ompetition and was both sorry and relieved that Pat Richard, who had been making up time on Blomqvist was forced to retire with gearbox failure. Second overall was Travis Pastrana, a star in motocross and new to rallying. He stated, "My goal was to finish and I definitely accomplished that!" a ROAD EXPO -Guy Peterson, Off Road Expo head man announced e addition of "Exhibitors Night", to be held from 4 to 8pm on Friday ctober 7. This event will be for credentialed exhibitors and media only. "It is an opportunity for the more than 250 diverse exhibitors to cruise around and talk shop with other exhibitors in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of the crowd that normally fills the aisles. For more information on the Off Road Expo, call 626-599-8622 or SNORE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL -KC HiLites and Sway-A-Way Racerunner Shocks are posting contingency for the SNORE Midnight Special race, August 5-7, 2005. Racerunner is posting $500 for I" place in all vehicle classes using Racerunner exclusively, $100 for use of other Sway-A-Way products. KC HiLites is posting$ 1000 in product or $400 in cash for all car and truck classes with a minimum of 2 KC HID lights and KC HiLites decals. For KC Daylighters the award is $300 in product or $ I 50 cash. Technical Inspection and Contingency will be held on Friday, August 5 in Boulder City, Nevada, the race on Saturday. SCORE BAJA 500 • Congratulations to Robby Gordon for his stunning Trophy Truck victory in the Baja 500. There were 29 Trophy Trucks entered, so there was quite a gaggle of trucks to beat. Robby beat them all, a class win AND a first overall certainly has to be a great feeling. There were 345 starters and 180 of them made it to i:he finish line: that is 52% and a pretty good ratio, considering how bad the course was. Read all about it starting on page 8 of this issue of Dusty Times. NEW-Low COST -LoNG DISTANCE RALLY -The Budapest-Bamako Rally. A 4,770 mile excursion wi(l start on December 26, 2005. It will be 15 days of rallying through Morocco and M auritania, then into the heart of Africa to Mali, West Africa's largest country. The rally is a self proclaimed low budget Paris-Dakar for those who have dreamt o f the adventure but have never had the proper funding. There are two categories: Racing and Touring. The rally will be limited to 200 teams and 50 teams are already on the roster. For more information on this rally: http:www. BudapestBa mako .otg/ en Email CARRERA LIGHT SYSTEMS -Carrera Light Systems by Baja Designs is changing their name to: Sol Tek Systems by Baja Designs. Seems that Porsche decided that "Carrera" is THEIR word and Baja Designs, rather than spend lots of time and money, decided to keep developing new and better products instead of fighting Porsche. You can contact Sol Tek at 800-422-5292. BIG UNION -We are so pleased to announce that Big John Phegly, SNORE Heavy Metal guy and Lorna Olcott, a very dear friend, were united in marriage on June 11, 2005. They are two great people and we wish them all the happiness in the world. Now, do we put a new trann:1 in the truck or get new c.arpeting!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!! We shall see. PREss CONFERENCE -The Paris/Dakar Rally is holding a press rence on July 6, 2005 at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. reception will commence at 4:30pm and the Press Conference will start at 5:30pm. On hand with statements and to answer any questions will be Etienne Lavigne, Organization Director, Frederic Lequien, Competitor Relations and Darren Skilton, U.S. Correspondent. Please RSVP by June 30 to Christine Overstreet at 562-598-6935 or BFG ANNIVERSARY - l11e BFGoodrich Tire Company is celebrating the 30"' anniversary of their involvement in off road racing. As part of their celebration there were some BFG folks present at the Horsepower Ranch pre-race function in Ensenada. Todd Steen, BFG Tire Motorsports Marketing Manager gave a brief talk, thanking everyone who "put a BFG sticker on his truck." Frank DeAngelo also spoke, saying that "BFG tires are a promise to help get you to the finish line." They showed a video of BFG racers, old and new on the giant screen. It was received with tremendous applause by the hundreds in attendance. To further celebrate, BFG handed out commemorative stickers and some T-Shirts with the "30 Years" logo. They are hoping to cap the year with their 20'h overall win in a row at the Baja 1000. w.IPLASH -Whiplash Motorsports has announced that their Midnight n Mexico race, scheduled for July 2, 2005 has been canceled. The next ace on the Whiplash calendar is the Snowflake, September 3 in Heber, AZ. There are man:y changes coming to the Arizona/New Mexico racing scene, :YOU can read all about them here as information becomes available. Page 7

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0~9~1.1 BAJA 500 Robby Gordon Finally Does It By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Bryan Freeman drove most of the race, MacCachren got in for points and the big win in Class 1600 was theirs, a good win for the guys. Robby Gordon had everything working right in Baja this time, and brought his Chevrolet Trophy Truck back to the finish line for a long awaited overall victory. It had been nine years since Gordon's last win in Baja, and though he's a part-time Baja racer these days, he's worked as hard at it as any other driver only to have vic-tory slip from his grasp time and time again. TI1is time he made it look easy. It was, in fact, anything but easy. This course, with 419 miles of very difficult terrain, allowed Gordon to run an average speed of just 45.6 miles per hour. There were a couple of new sections and one very old trail, brought back. All were "tech-nical", which simply means narrow with lots of turns and stuff to avoid. The kind of trail that generally gives the bikers and smaller, nimbler cars the advantage.) This year the race began, as al-ways, in front of the Riviera Con-vention Center, from where it wound out of town, in part through the infamous wash. The mayor of Ensenada, who'd attended the Laughlin race in January, had caused the early part of the wash to be reconfigured a bit so that there was a small "leap", to entertain the crowds, and he'd lined both sides of the area with bleachers. It was a huge improvement in both safety and spec-tator comfort. Once through the city the course wandered to Ojos Negros, hitting the pavement for a while, then turned southward to Tres Hermanos, and went westward to Uruapan and down the highway to Santo Tomas from where it turned south. Near Erendira there was a new section, freshly bladed, planned to avoid the more congested area nearer town. After Erendira the course went eastward, crossed the highway and wandered uphill and into the neighborhood of Valle de Trinidad. It turned south short of the town, and went up into the steep hills toward Simpson's Ranch. This was one of the new sections. In the past the course had traveled part of Eric Fisher was the big Class 9 winner, he had some problems early on and survived a long traffic jam but he took the gold medal. the way to Simpson's Ranch, and then turned off to a better road. This time the course stayed through the Ranch, through the river and up the steep and rutted hill to the old road from Mike's Sky Ranch. Once there they went westward, to-ward San Telmo, but not all the way. The course then turned back east, passing the El Coyota ranch twice in its windings. By now they'd be at about Mile 240, and this area wor-ried some pre-runners. It was nar-row with no room to pass, and had begun to be deep in silt even before the start of the race. Once up the hill they were at Mike's, and then had a good down-hill run to the pavement just east of Trinidad. That meant they went up the Goat Trail, through Catarina, and finally into a "new" section of the pine forest. It was actually mostly a trail that had been used many, many years ago, but was in effect, new for this event. Once back at the highway, at K77, the racers crossed over onto old, well used trails, al-most into Tres Hermanos again, and then they turned right to pick up the outbound course, which brought them back through Ojos Negros and to the finish line in the baseball stadium in Ensenada. Pre-race festivities took place on Friday in the vacant lot across from the Riviera. While there were not as many contingency donors in atten-dance as there had been a year ago, there were more than had come to San Felipe. More than a dozen com-panies braved the customs officers at the border, almost all with dis-plays only and nothing to sell. But McKenzie's came prepared to sell, having weathered the new chore of inventorying the contents of the trailer and spending a lot of time at the border. It didn't go as smoothly as they'd hoped, but they did get there and set up in time for the day. And they got back home all right also. Contingency now was full to over-flowing with people all day long, and the conflicting bands of the Tecate and Coca Cola displays kept the teenagers happy, while those who wanted to sell or promote, or just talk to their friends, complained bit-terly. The noise level was incredible, making motor homes vibrate. Any-one who needed to have a serious conversation had to head for a block away, or to the convention center. Drizzly, damp weather on both Thursday and Friday dampened the course near the beginning, but not significantly for the late starters. And race day dawned clear, cool and dry. Up in the interior it was hot, but at nighttime temperatures dropped, and chilly racers donned jackets or trash bags to keep warm. The bikes and quads started their day right at 6:00 a.m., and the last quad left Ensenada at 6:48 a.m. SCORE allowed a two hour break for safety's sake, so the first Trophy Truck didn't leave until 8:48 a.m. There were 220 car and truck en-tries, and at one every 30 seconds, it took until 10:52 a.m. to get them all on the road. The time limit was 17 hours. First place in the Class 10 conflict went to Lobsam Yee, he drive all the way, just a Todd Wyllie was the Class B winner, he said he had "Hit or miss brakes" for most sticky gear near the end to hamper him. of the race, seen here saving tire wear. · This was the first SCORE event at which all Pro classes were required to run with a Rally Logger attached. Thanks to better batteries they'd been installed the day before, dur-ing tech inspection, and everyone from the Trophy Truck to the Class lls ran them in the car/truck divi-sions, and also all the bike and quad Pro classes carried them. No one Jason Baldwin drove all the way, had a trouble free run and said he Vic Bruckmann and his wife, Michelle had a good race, they finished Ron Dalke drove it all, he finished second in Class 10, reporting no "had a great race with Robby", he was the :?Id Trophy Truck. second in Class 5, seen here in their great looking car. problems with his good looking Toyota powered Tatum. Pages July 2005 Dusty Times 7

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Sigal Greenberg and Juan Gallo piloted their Chenowth to a very Al Hogan didn't have too bad a race, he came in second in the John Holmes and Scott Jones drove their Ford to a nice second place in Class 7S, seen here at speed on the course. decent second place in the Class 9 conflict. Pro Truck category with just one flat to annoy him. would be able to speed on the pave- heavy dust, and some of it was just From Trinidad the road turned mentor cut off a bit of the course before Erendira in the new section, toward Simpson's Ranch and a wa-without the Rally Logger recording which became a traffic jam for later ter crossing that led to a significantly it. classes. difficult uphill, never before raced The Trophy Trucks had an entry Gordon was fighting a cold and in this direction. Apparently the of 29, 12 Chevies, 15 Fords and a · didn'tfeel well for most of the day, Trophy Trucks had no problems couple of unknowns. Gordon was but he didn't lost track of his goal. with it because their progress con-represented not only by his own He said, "It was a tight course... tinued mostly uninterrupted. At Chevrolet, but by the Ford driven wasn't a lot of fast stuff - I like fast Jamau, about 110 miles beyond by Mark Post and Curt LeDuc, and stuff. I had to pace myself." And Trinidad, and 288 miles into the the Ford of Marty and Travis Coyne, pace himself he did. He even slowed race, Gordon had about nine min-both were originally his. for the various water crossings, not utes on Baldwin, who'd been stuck Gordon was third to start, and his usual approach. behind some slow semis on the high-had vanished from the ranks of the stuffed his truck into the "upside of moving, including Enrique Legaspy. a hill". Moments later along came J. Baldwin, Ibarra, Luis Wallace, Bob Shepard in his Chevrolet, and Mike Voudouris, and Bobby he made the same mistake, running Quarnstrom. A short distance on it into the side of Arciero's truck. was learned that at Race Mile 291 Shepard was able to extricate him-Arciero had missed a turn and Continued on page 10 was first on the road for most of the W ith no trouble he completed way section, and unable to pass le-day. He didn't run away with the the run from Erendira to Trinidad, gaily. He'd also had a trio of flat race, however, because there was al-still in front. But Jason Baldwin was tires coming down out of Mike's, ways someone pushing just enough still right there in second place. Mark which he attributed to nails. Coyne to keep him alert. He had about two Miller had his Chevy in third now, was now third, and, as Marty said and a half minutes on Jason Marty Coyne was fourth in the later, "Itwasan uglycourse;we knew Baldwin, Ford, at Erendira, which Ford, B.J. Baldwin held fifth and to set a pace." Curt LeDuc had was 105 miles into the race. Then Juan Ibarra was sixth in his Ford, driven the Post truck through the came Cameron Steele in his Chevy, which is an old Class 1 Riviera car, "Mike's loop" which was Valle de andAlanPfluegerwasfourthinhis once driven by Post and Jerry TrinidadbackdowntowhereMike's Chevrolet. Fifth place was B.J. Whelchel. Almost all the trucks were road hit the pavement. Post was back Baldwin in a Ford, and Larry Rag- still running, but Bobby Baldwin's in, in fourth, three minutes behind land ran sixth in Brian Collins' new new Ford was parked in the early Coyne. And in fifth it was Ryan Chevy. He was only nine minutes be-stretches and so was the Gary Arciero, now having taken over for Justin Smith and Heidi Steele took the top honors in the Sportsman Buggy class, hind Gordon. There was already Dircks' Chevy. Mark Miller. By now more entries _se_e_n_h_e_r,_e_a_t ~sp_e_e_d_h_e_a_di_·n_' fi_o_r_ho_m_e. ______________ _ ~· 0ASr _., ____ .- . _·, .. ,, Dusty Times An Intimate Gem Adjacent to Bellagio. Caesars & Bally s Tbe Place LJJs Vega/1$ CS/I Home"" July 2005 Ask About Our Special Headliner Show and Room Packages \\lest TropieaAa & Arvillt) 1-800-67'5-3267 ~~ Ask About Our Room & Golf Packages Page 9

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Darnen Jefferies had a good race, he took a second place finish in Second place in Class 5-1600 went to Marcos Nunez and Norberto Larry and Nick Vanderway drove their GMC pickup to a decent Class 1 in his mean lookin' Chevy powered Porter. Rivera, their only problems were the traffic jams along the way. second place in Class 8, brother Mike rode all the way. self and go on about 40 minutes found the course a extremely techni-brought their Ford to the finish in that would be kicking up all that until they'd worked on it several later, but it was the end for Arciero cal, with lots of ruts and rocks." ninth place. Gus had lost 45 min- duct, the Class 1 drivers had started times. Nobody else had dropped and Miller, who'd won both the 500 Twenty seconds behind them was utes in a ditch in the early part of to wonder when it would be their out. and the 1000 in 2004. Travis Coyne, finishing the day in the day, but Rob hadn't any real turn to start at the front of the pack. Now they headed to Simpson's It was tight and twisty on the fi-the third Robby Gordon built difficulty. Chad Ragland, driving the At Erendira Scott McMillin had his and the tough parts of the course. nal section coming to the finish and truck. He and his dad reported no old Chevy called "Arnold 11, with Chevy J imco at the front of Class 1 Andy McMillin took over for Scott, course markers had disappeared. problems all day. But their troubles which his dad amassed a long list of (but there were four Trophy Trucks and he held on to the lead, with For the early arrivals it was still day-came later, as they were assessed a victories, finished 10th. He'd started in front of him. Of course, that about eight minutes on Julson and light, so it presented little difficulty. 20 minute penalty for some infrac- having hub problems at about Mile could be blamed on the dusty con- Lofton when they came out of the Gordon finished at about 6:00 tion, which bumped them back to 200, and all the oil leaked out. It ditions he faced). In second it was mountains and arrived at Jamau, p.m., taking his long sought victory seventh place. Tim and Ed Herbst also wobbled so much his brakes Damen Jefferies in his Chevy Porter, Mile 288. Weyhrich hit a boulder in the time of nine hours, 10 min- were next to finish, reporting shift-didn't work. He'd finally changed who'd "screwed up" and slid off a and "blew off the road", and then utes and 32 seconds. As they headed ing problems all day in their Ford. hubs at Mile 270, which took 45 hill coming into Erendira. Larry spent the next hour "practicing our for the finish they discovered that a Said Tim, "We've had better days -minutes, but got him to the finish Roeseler ran third in Troy Herbst's landscaping skills." Ickier and co-broken water line had created a itjustwasn'tourday." Josh Baldwin, line. Ford SmithbuiltTruggy, and Mark driver Steve Sourapas were now creek in the wash that was the course, who, like his brother, drove his Ford Nick Baldwin (who is not related Weyhrich was fourth in his Chevy third, while Jefferies was back up into and they said, "We slowed down for all the way, took fifth. In his opin-to any of the other Baldwins), shared Jimco. The fifth place car was Mar-fourth place. Corky McMillin and water all day long, but didn't slow ion, "It was a motorcycle course, I the driving with Todd Clements in a tin Christensen's BMW Jimco, and co-driver Gary Arnold were fifth down for it at the end!" That was ran faster on my motorcycle pre- Ford. Clements had done the Mike's Mike Julson and Bob Lofton were now and Josh Rigsby and Travis probably a good thing, because running." He'd had two flats, both Loop. Nick had suffered three flats, holding down sixth in their Chevy Fletcher ran sixth in a Chevy Pen-Baldwin was only six and a half min- caused, he said, by" driver error." and his air jack wasn't working. J imco. They were having a close hall, having a perfect day. In this sec-ures back in second place. Gordon Brian Collins and Larry Ragland Chet Huffman and Steve Barlow battle with sixth place only six min-tion the Chevy Tatum of Kory said to Baldwin, "Every time I looked took sixth place in their new Chev- were the 12th finishers. Huffman utes behind first place. Halopoff and Harley Letner lost.its aroundyouwererightbehindme." rolet.Collinswaspleasedtogettwo had gone into a ditch at Mike 4 Several folks had already powersteeringandtheteamdecided In addition to his three flats, finishes back to back in a brand new which had destroyed a tire, a tie rod dropped out, including Tom Koch to park, but otherwise, everyone Baldwin had flattened a fence post, race truck. He reported that "Larry and the brakes. Barlow had to and Jim Tucker who'd lost a water kept moving, although some did a which had then uncooperatively be-did all the tough s-." Collins had cruise most of his section because pump, then both Richard and Den- lot of waiting. come stuck in the underpinnings of had a flat and his air jack hadn't the transmission ran hot. In 13th it nis Boyle, in two separate cars, and In the section immediately be-the truck, and he'd lost a few min- worked, so it cost him about 15 min- was Mike Jakobson and Todd Lee Patten also disappeared. And yond Simpson's Ranch there was utes getting free of it. He was grare- ures. Behind him it was Shepard, Sanderson in a Chevrolet. They'd between Erendira and Trinid:\d they that river crossing and then a diffi-ful for some folks at a Mexican pit who drove all the way. His motor run into a hole and been rescued by lost Dale Ebberts, John Gould, cult uphill. Any of the Class 1 cars who helped him with a tire change had quit at Santo Tomas for un- some Mag 7 pit folks, losing a half Todd Romano, Danny Anderson that had already had problems were when his air jack didn't work. known reasons, and then he's been hour. Francisco Cervantes, in a and Chuck Hovey who first hit a big back in some heavy traffic, and when Post came in about seven min-back in traffic and dust. Running Chevy Camaro, lost an hour out- rock and then fell into an "elephant the lead Protruck of Rick L Johnson utes later (in another Robby Gor-into the crashed Arciero truck had side of Ojos Negros replacing a bro- hole" and tore up the side of his car. broke a rear arm and some other don built truck). He and Le Due, been his biggest problem. Gus ken spindle. This was his first Kory Scheeler apparently did much major bits and pieces, he jammed who said they had "a good run", Vildosola and Rob MacCachren SCORE event, and he finished 14th. the same, hitting a big rain rut and up the road, creating the first big Cameron Steele, Ed Stout and Rick shearing off a tie rod belt, which bent traffic jam. Weyhrich, after his dig-Taylor lost a steering box and used the spindle. Pat Dean got stuck on a ging and shoveling, became one of up two and a half hours with re- rock at Mile 100 and created a traf- the early victims of this jam. Troy pairs. This was the first finish for fie jam with his Chevy Bunderson, Herbst was also stuck there for a the truck. Scott Steinberger and but he said, "They all got around while, but most made it through. B.]. Jesse Jones had been stuck in their me." John Marking was out with a Richardson got past the hard part, Ford before Uruapan, and then broken axle. and then apparently turned left Jones had a spindle break while he When they arrived at Trinidad when he should have turned right, motored along at over 100 miles per Scott McMillin held the lead, still and didn't realize his error 'til he hour. He said the whole front end being patient and about nine min- noticed he'd gone from Mile 205 to folded in under the car. It was a five utes in front of Weyhrich. In third Mile 240. So he went back down to hour repair job. They were the final it was Julson and Lofton, while Brian Valle Trinidad and did it all over Trophy Truck finishers with a time Ickier was fourth in his Chevy Jimco. again to make it right with the Rally First Trophy Truck, First overall, a very fast trouble free run for Robby Gordon, his big Chevy served him well. First place in the SCORE Lite category went to Arturo Honold and Ricardo Malo, seen here ready for landing. Page 10 of 16: 14: 13. Fifth place was held by Mark Mc-Logger. Class 1 had an entry of 31 cars Millin in a Chevy Jimco, and Martin Andy McMillin continued to and no one was willing to make a Christensen had his new BMW lead, keeping in mind that the plan prediction about the winner. There Jimco in sixth place. Roeseler was was "not to hit any rocks, and let was a lot of terrific machinery, and having a problem with the Truggy's the race come to me." He and his a lot of talent driving it. Feeling a bit shifter, which turned out to be a dad had no flats all day long, ap-handicapped because they had to short in the wiring in the shift link- parently having successfully avoided start behind all those Trophy Trucks age, but they didn't figure that out the rocks, and although first gear Danny Ledezma and Mario Ledezma took home all the marbles in their Class 5-1600 win, their good looking car seen here at speed. July 2005 "made some noise", they got to the finish line in good shape, in first place in Class 1 and behind only Gordon in the cars and trucks. They were sixth overall if the lead bikes are factored in. Andy says he's hav-ing a "dream session." Damen Jefferies moved back up to finish sec-ond, even though they'd had to pack a c.v. boot every time they stopped for fuel. He also avoided flat tires. Ickier and Sourapas were third, fin-ishing the race from K77 (about 75 miles) with no power steering. In fourth it was Corky McMillin and Gary Arnold in a Chevy Chenowth, which is running Corky's own trans-mission. They had no trouble at all, and says Arnold, "That old man can still drive!" Corky's 76. Fifth place went to Josh Rigsby, Travis Fletcher Dusty Times

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Tommy Watson and Matt Scaroni drove their Jimco to a very decent Third place in 5-1600 went to Ernesto Arambula who had to deal with Brian Burgess and Dan Folts were only able to manage a third place finish in Class 1600 this time. second place in the SCORE Lite category. a broken spindle, seen here on the coast. and Tony Murray who drove the last spring early in the morning. Then car back on its wheels. In 14th place section. More used to 1600 cars, Ewalt lost a fan belt, but nothing it was Rich Ronco, who drove all Murray said after their perfect day, else went wrong. Brian Parkhouse the way in his LS2 powered Tatum. "I like this car!" Ronny Wilson and and Tom Ridings brought their He had to replace his power steer-Bekki Wik had just one flat very Chevy Jimco in 11th. Ridings got ing pump, but the new one didn't early in the day, then everything went high-centered on the Goat Trail, but work well either and he had no "great" and they finished sixth. said it was "otherwise a pretty un- power steering for many miles. Gary Christensen and Dave Mason had a eventful day. I had a real good time!" and Mark Weyhrich were 15th. good day 'til Mason blew a corner The team of Cam Thieriot, Malcolm Geno Licitra had towed Gary out and then blew reverse gear. He lost Smith and Glenn Harris, in a Chevy of his original fix, but then Licitra 30minutesgettingoutofatightspot. powered Gordon chassis, finished had tried to pass Johnson on the Then he had no second gear for the 12th. Their c.v. boots were coming hill and had got himself stuck, and final 150 miles. They like their new apart, which meant a major repair Weyhrich spent some time there until car also. In eighth it was Pat Dean job, costing an hour and a half. Johnson backed his truck into the who drove all the way, only 30 sec-Smith drove the section from Valle bushes and made room for cars to onds behind Mason and Trinidad and down to the pavement pass. Troy Herbst and Larry Roe-Christensen. Ninth went to broth-again, because, they said, "he knows seler were the final Class 1 team to ers Kevin and Mike James in their it best from all the bike riding he finish. They'd been so delayed by Chevy Jimco. Mike's only comment does there." He found the steering a their elusive problem that Troy'd was, "That was an interesting after-lot quicker than what he'd been spent some time stuck in the silt be-noon." He'd had one flat, and the used to when he raced in the late hind about 20 limited cars. Their jack broke, so his crew went to a 70's, and said the car was "amazing three race win streak at the 500 hardware store and bought him a compared to the old one." didn't grow to four. little bottle jack to carry the rest of Richardson, after his second trip The Class 10 cars were next, with the way. around Simpson's, got to Mike 325, 19 starters. Most of them didn't have Mark McMillin and Brian Ewalt in the Pine Forest, and rolled the a great deal of success. Will and Jerry finished 10th in their Chevy Jimco, car. As usual, someone appeared out Higman were out at Mile 90, with reporting a lost throttle cable return of the trees and helped him get the unknown woes, and Eduardo Dusty Times July 2005 Gonzales was also out in the first 100 miles. Rick Ellison's transmis-sion was overheating the day before the race, so he installed his spare. Sadly, it also overheated, so he knew he wouldn't get gar. He didn't. Kash Vessels got only to Mile 55 before losing his transmission. He stayed there all day, pitching in with the Locos Mocos pit to help anyone who needed help. Of the ones that got to Mile 105, Lobsam Yee had the lead in his Honda Jimco. It was the old car. Lobsam had gone .to San Felipe on Thursday to test the new one and didn't like the way it worked, so they went back home to Tijuana and got the old one ready instead. He had a lead of a minute and a half at Erendira, and it was Darren Hardesty, in a VW AlumiCraft, who ran second. Steve and Andrew Myers ran third in their Toyota J imco, fol-lowed by Travis Brookshire in a Honda Jimco. He'd had a flat. Ron Dalke ran fifth in his Toyota Tatum, only four and a half minutes behind the lead car. This group had run into a traffic jam before they reached Erendira. Yee got out of his car and walked around in the brush to find a way past it. He drove out without too much trouble, picking up sev-eral positions and even passing some Class 1 cars. As he explained this he said, "As you can see." And he pointed to his dented rear bumper and number plate. They had let him know about it when they caught up with him. At Trinidad Yee was still in the lead, but now Brookshire moved up to second place, with the Myers team still in third. Dalke was fourth after being stuck in the traffic jam for a while, and Dave Richardson, in John Cooley's VW Alumi Craft, ran fifth. He was having some trouble with the motor loading up. Five drivers, in-cluding Jim Anderson, Edgar Avalos, Jose Lopez, Mark Weger and Darren Hardesty fell out of the race before Trinidad. And four more broke down before they got to Continued on page 12 Page 11

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Sammy Ehrenberg and Adam Wik put their talents to the test and Phillip Finch and Kirk Howerton drove their Honda powered Chenowth Mike Halliday and Kevin Davis drove their Jimco to a fourth place finish in the ve,y competitive SCORE Lite class. they came in a nice second place in the Class 1600 battle. to a third place finish in the Class 10 contest. Jamau: the Myers brothers, Mike Now he had 14 minutes on Dalke, fifth, still loading up. Brookshire and Williams, Arthur Basile and Jeremy who was four minutes up on Kirk Joel Whitted ran sixth at Jamau. Stevens. There were now only six cars Howerton and Phillip Finch in a Yee, who thought it was a "nice running. Honda Chenowth. In fourth place course", kept moving right along, but Yee lost his alternator but didn't it was Javier Robles in a VW Jimco, when he got to within about40 miles lose much time and still led atJamau. and Richardson and Cooley ran of the finish line his car stuck in first Page 12 July 2005 gear. He later said that was the "long- fun!" They were only a minute and est 40 miles of my life!" Dalke was 57 seconds behind second place. 26 minutes behind him in second Fourth went to Cooley and place, and in third it was Howerton Richardson, another three minutes and Finch, who'd had a couple of later, and then after 40 minutes, flats, and said they'd had "a lot of Javier Robles finished in fifth place reporting just one flat. Brookshire and Whitted were sixth, the last to finish, another hour and 10 min-utes later. Whitted had got to within a few miles of Tres Hermanos on the way in when his alternator let go and his batteries fried. He got a tow to the next pit along the way, the Locos Mocos guys, from Alan Pflueger who was running late in his Trophy Truck. Once he got there Whitted found Vessels, who'd been there all day, and borrowed a bat-tery from him so he could finish. The Class 8 trucks were next to go, with eight starters. All eight of them got to Erendira, and at that point it was a close battle between Dave Raimonde in his Chevrolet and Todd Wyllie in another Chevy. Also close was Nick Vanderwey, in a GMC, and Beny Canela, in a Ford, ran fourth. Mac Randall, in a Jeep, had lost about three hours with some problem, but all the rest were fairly close. W hen they arrived at Valle de Trinidad, Randall and Canela turned up missing. Now Wyllie had the lead, with Raimonde second by just 25 seconds. In third it was Vanderwey and Jeff Stowers had his Ford in fourth. Mike Doherty's Chevy was fifth and Noah Ostanik and his Ford ran sixth at this point. Seemingly, W yllie was early enough that he had no problems with the hill at Mile 240 which caught so many people. He prob-ably waited a while, an d the Vanderweys reported they waited an hour. After waiting in line Raimonde had to make several at-tempts, because by then the ground at the base was bottomless and driv-ers couldn't get a running start. Doherty, who'd broken a tie rod about 20 miles before, had made repairs by utilizing part of his hi-life jack. But that meant he was 31st in line at the hill. When his n1rn came after three hours of waiting, he picked a line that looked solid, but as he climbed the embankment it dropped away beneath the truck and left him stuck for the night. Picture this. A narrow trail leads up the hill, and a·t the base 30, 40 or 50 vehicles are parked in every available space. Co-drivers have walked uphill to help with a final push when a car gets that f ar. Dust swirls whenever anything moves. Lights aim at the hill, straight up in the air, down the embankment and crate a hellish landscape of rocks and silt. Every time an attempt is made a huge cloud of silty dust envelops ev-erything. No one can move until it settles and it's possible to see again. And what they see is that the vehicle that made the dust hasn't gone up the hill. It's bogged down on the Dusty Times

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Ed and Tim Herbst had shifter problems all race long but they still Brian Ickier and Steve Sourapas drove their Chevy powered Jimco Barry Karakas drove his Toyota all the way and, in spite of the traffic jams he was the third place finisher in Class 7. managed a fifth place finish in their Trophy Truck. to a third place finish in the Class 1 contest. course, blocking it again, and every- Fantelli, went on to the hospital via ing good. The Hardin brothers, Eric one has to wait still more, until it's helicopter and his story is told else-and Jared in a GMC, had lost a out of their way and has made its where in this issue. steering box. Ryan Herzog was also next try, and its next, and eventually The Protrucks started behind looking good in his Ford. It was a either makes it up or concedes that Class 8 this race. There were 14 of close race through most of the field, it never will and moves aside to park them. In the past the 500 has not as usual. out of the way. been kind to this class, and it wasn't They headed to and through the As others struggled, Wyllie and kind this year either. Gary Magness Simpson's water crossing and the Vanderweys raced on. Wyllie, in tore a corner off his Ford late Fri- Nuckles, Hogan and Vildosola made front, had to change a distributor day evening while pre-running the it through. Then Vildosola, at Mile and had a flat, so that the start section, and changed the count 205, moved over to let Steinberger Vanderweys went by. But he caught to 13 starters. Maybe that meant get past him, and he got high cen-and passed them again at the Goat bad luck. tered, and was there for a long time. Trail and then was in front to the At Erendira the lead belonged to Meanwhile, Johnson got through the finish. Wyllie took the win with 13 Gus Vildosola Jr., in his Toyota. water and partway up the hill when minutes to spare. The Vanderweys Close behind him Jimmy Nuckles something let go. They think the driv-were second and none of the others and Al Hogan, both in Fords, were eline broke and took out the upper made it. After overnighting in the having a good battle. Dane Cardone rear link. He was well and truly stuck. mountains Doherty dug out and ran fourth in the other Toyota. Rob In the meanwhile, Geno Licitra left. His co-driver, Paul Sullivan, also Kittleson, in another Ford, the mate (who'd taken over for his dad), be-took off in another vehicle, only to to Magness', was out very early. ing a good guy, had stopped to tow discover an injured co-driver from Hogan, Nuckles and Vildosola the Weyhrich car out of its fix. Now, Stowers' truck. It seems that truck were very close at Trinidad, and it when they arrive at the hill, there's had lost its brakes, and scared of was obvious a good race was brew- Johnson, in the way. Licitra thought the consequences on the steep ing. Johnson wasn't far off, and then he might be able to get by, but it downhill, he'd jumped. Sullivan it was Tony Licitra in his Chevy. Ri- proved too narrow, and he got stuck called for medical aid, and stayed chard Voss, in a Ford and driving in also. Weyhrich was also stuck there, until it came. The jumper, Roy Baja forthe first time, was also look-but when Johnson pushed his truck back into the shrubs there was room over and landed on it. That slowed for him to go by. Good Samaritan things a bit. When Johnson got Licitra helped with repairs on around to Mile 40 he was about Johnson's truck, which Johnson ap-40th in line for the hill climb. He predated a lot. They had the Toyota spent three hours waiting his turn.· fixed in about an hour, but not be- Craig Smith, who'd been delayed fore the Stowers Class 8 truck rolled Continued on page 14 Teenager Andy McMillin and his father, Scott had a trouble free run, they took the Class 1 win in their Chevy-Jimco. . :', '7 . . J ~ -~ ', ··;-2.5" Dusty Times ~K . ~HNOI.OGY rJl.530.8701 • FAX 714530.BTD.2 2842 JOY STREET GARDEN R VE, CA 92840 . ~ :z5.,-:,c:~1.CIOl'l1 July 2005 2.5" --€'bi!£, Need coil springs? (all King Shocks! We have wstom and produdion coils in stock, and ihe experience to get you what )'OU need. Call today! -Page 13

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. -, -The Kennedy/Lacher/Reed trio drove their Porter to a hard fought 76 years old Gorky McMil/in teamed with Gary Arnold and they drove Adam Pfankuch had-brake and shifter problems all race Jong, he drove his KIT chassis to .fifth place in Class 1600. fourth place in the Class 1600 battle, seen here in flight. the Chevy powered Chenowth to fourth place in Class 1. about three hours before Erendira, go on. Nevertheless he was leading· Belk's car out of a bush late in the never made it to Trinidad. And Mike at Jamau. Honold, who predicted, day, repaying a favor done when Voyles and J.R. Stanley were both before the race that Mile 240 (near Belk pulled them off a rock while out between Trinidad and Jamau Coyote Ranch) would be the big they were pre-running. Belk and somewhere. problems, was right, but he hadn't Greg Foster, in a Porter, finished But seven of them got there. And expected the tie-up at Simpson's. behind them in 13th, and reported Hogan had the lead by about nine Potter's co-driver, Dan Worley was they'd lost their reverse gear at minutes over Nuckles. Vildosola, second, only four minutes back, and Simpson's, and had no brakes since now moving again, was third. Voss Watson and Scaroni were third. In Mike's. This explained why they were was late, but fourth, and Licitra was fourth it was Kevin Davis, who'd hung up in a bush. Reuben and another two hours down behind taken over for Halliday. Chuck Sacks Mario Gutierrez, Matt Decker and him. He'd spent time waiting in line and Greg Ryan ran fifth in their Matt Agee all drove their Porter, and at Mile 240 after helping Johnson Chenowth and they'd spent some reported that "pieces and parts get out of his fix. The Hardins ran time in the traffic jam. broke". The list included tires, the sixth, and Johnson was seventh, but Honold ran on steadily and took front end, and a distributor that moving fine now. the win, having no mechanical came apart, in addition to time spent Nuckles was having flat tires, but trouble at all. The Watson, Scaroni in the traffic jams. And last in this no mechanical problems. Hogan got car was second, about 13 minutes class to finish was Mark Kule, who a flat that sent him into a rut, and later, followed in by Potter and said his 15 year old son Tanner, had he couldn't get his jack underneath Worley. Worley said he'd gotten off ridden with him for the first t71 it. He lost about 15 minutes. They course somehow and hit a house, miles. He'd broken a right lower came into the finish line virtually then had been stuck between a house front arm which cost him 4 5 min-together, and it took a while to fig-and a ditch. But they were third, less utes, and then he'd spent four hours ure out who'd won. Nuckles took than a minute behind second place. in the big traffic jam. He was the the victory by 22 seconds. Hogan, In fourth it was Halliday and Davis, final finisher in the class. as always, indomitable, said the eight minutes back, and fifth went The Class 5 cars were next, and course was "wonderful, the best to James Golden and Jason Hatz, in there were nine of chem. Three of course I've ever been on -entertain- a Jimco. They'd been stuck in one of the starters, Luivan Voelker, Juan ing." Vildosola was third, a little over the traffic jams and had dealt with Trujillo and Nancy Spirkoff, were an hour later, and two hours be-carburetion problems all day. In out before Erendira. There are no hind him Voss finished in fourth, sixth place it was Jason Batulis and reports about Voelker and Trujillo, reporting that he'd been lost in the Matt Sodaro, in a Prep by Jake car. but Spirkoff spent the day with the fog coming down out of Ojos Chuck Sacks and Greg Ryan sat Locos Mocos pit, after losing her Negros. through the traffic jam in their Che- transmission at Mile 55. Drew Belk The Licitra finished fifth report- nowth, and had electrical problems led the group when they arrived at ing no mechanical trouble and no at Uruapan. Late in the trip, in Erendira, with 21 seconds on Jerry flats. Just those accursed traffic jams. heavy fog, they slid off course and Longo. He had five minutes on In sixth it was the Hardins, and then lost a few moments, but went on to Bruce Anderson in George Seeley's Cardone and Johnson were seventh, finish seventh. In eighth it was Craig car, which ran third and Ken 15 seconds short of the lengthened Brabant in a new Dunrite. He ran Schertzer ran fourth. cut-off time. Sometime in the night, on three cylinders all day. He told Seeley's car moved into the lead while the various traffic jams were us it was his "first race ever in my by Trinidad with Belk now second, at their peak, Sal Fish had added life!" Matt Dreaver and Jim Vick, in but only three minutes behind him. two hours to the open time of the a Penhall, had a broken throttle Schertzer was anotherthree minutes final four checkpoints and the fin- cable and also sat in the traffic jam back and Longo and his co-driver ish line. That effectively gave every-at Mile 240. They were ninth. Bowman, were in the mix also. one 19 hours to get to the finish, In 10th it was Ken Stroud, in a After threading through the and canceled some of the time loss Jimco, who was stuck at the mountains Seeley's car reached from the traffic jams. Simpson's jam, and had the "BFG Jamau still in the lead. He had over The SCORe Lite cars were next, guy" (Aggie) pull him out. Eleventh an hour at that point, and he'd been with 22 starters. All of them made it went co \'.'.'.i.£!9r Cesena and Jorge stuck in the traffic jam for an hour. through Erendira's silt, and no one Dominguez, in a Prep by Jake. They Schertzer was second, and Vic was more than about 15 minutes sat in three traffic jams all together. Bruckmann was next, having spent off the pace. That's a sign of a good, Duane Reinert and Jamie Campbell three hours in the jams. He'd had competitive class. Retired biker, lost a half hour in the jam up by to change two c.v. joints and he'd Ricardo Malo had the lead in his Erendira. They also had an oil leak, had his shift linkage welded. Bow-Curry, with about three minutes on and had to stop to add oil many man also reported three hours in Stan Potter in his J imco. Matt times. They stopped to pull Mike the traffic jams. Scaroni, in Tom Watson's two seat Jimco, was next, a minute back and Mike Halliday had his Jimco in fourth about 12 seconds later. James Golden and his Jimco were right up there, and so were Jim Vick in a Penhall, and Ken Stroud in an-other Jimco. A few cars fell out in the next section, including Bob Hummel, Rick St. John, and Derek Ahern. Malo went on in the lead, while Watson, Potter, Halliday and Golden dueled behind him. Cars were so muddy that it wasn't always possible for volunteer scorekeepers to know who was who. Arturo Honold took over for Malo, and at Simpson's Ranch he waited about an hour and a half for traffic to clear before he could Dusty Times . ' Jimmy Nuckles lands hard in his Pro Truck, he drove all the way and won the class, only some flat tires to bother him. July 2005 Seeley bent a tie rod, but didn't The Class 7 trucks were next off stop to repair it, and motored on the line with 11 starters. In this to the finish line to take the win. group, only Raul Flores and his Bruckmann's wife, Michelle, drove Ford failed to get to Erendira. Perry the final section and reported that McNeil, Ford, had the lead at that -all the signs had been stolen from point, but was only 23 seconds in Ojos Negros in. She said she'd been front of Victor Herrera, Sr. in an-lostthree times, but was still quick other Ford. In third, about a enough to earn the team a second minute later it was Jamie Medina in place. Longo and Bowman were another Ford, and then Craig third, barely in under the wire. They Turner, Ford, was just 15 seconds said they'd been on their side in a behind him in fourth. Herrera ran ditch for a half hour, about 20 miles into trouble in the silt, and also before the finish. Continued on page 16 Page 15

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Mark Post and Curt LeDuc drove the good looking Ford to a third Third place in the SCORE Lite Class went to Stan Potter and Dan Fifth place in Class 1 went to Josh Rigsby. Travis Fletcher and Tony place finish in the Trophy Truck fracas. rolled his truck, which put him back about an hour and a half. When they reached Trinidad Dan Fresh had the lead, his Chevy recovered from having rolled in the first 20 miles. (It was the first time ever that Fresh had rolled a truck.) He lucked out in his timing, because a couple of cowboys showed up to watch the fun, tied ropes from their saddles to the truck and had their horses set him upright. He was four minutes up on Turner, who had three minutes on Barry Karakas in a Toyota. Scott Brady and his Ford dropped out at this point, and the records show that Dan Chamlee didn't get to Trinidad in his Ford, though he's also reported to have lost a third member at Mile 240, at the Coyote traffic jam. At any rate, he didn't get -ro the finish. Matt Carter broke a steering box, which tore up a radiator hose, and he be-came a non-finisher also. At Jamau the lead belonged to Fresh's co-driver, Doug Siewert, and he reported spending some time in the traffic jam. Turner, who was sec-ond, about 54 minutes back, was also stuck there, and so were the rest of them. Medina and his co-driver, Rodrigo Osuna, were now third, and Karakas had dropped to fourth. The Herreras were running -fifth, when they weren't parked in a traffic jam. Siewert and Fresh had no me-chanical problems and no flats, and except for the roll-over it was an un-eventful day. They took the win by an hour and 10 minutes, happy that their new team had worked so well. In second it was Turner who said, the part through Simpson's "was a little hairy-a bit too tight for me!" Karakas was third and declared it had been "good racing, until the jam." He'd had no trouble clearing the hill once it was his turn. Medina and Osuna ran out of gas at Mile 315 and lost three hours waiting for someone to bring some (traffic on the Ojos road was another jam). The Herreras finished fifth, after running out of power steering late in the race. They were the final finishers. The biggest class of the race was Worley. their Jimco seen here heading for the checkers. Murray. their Penhall Chevy seen here at speed. the 1/2-1600 buggies, with 38 start- parked at Mile 240 waiting for their jam. In 12th it was Brent Parkhouse only one to get to Jamau. Word came ers. Eight of them were out before "turn" at the hill. and Lou Silvas, with Bart from Luna's co-driver, Bill getting very far at all, including Bill Freeman motored on, but was Parkhouse, Brent's twin, riding. Rodriguez, that he'd be spending the Lawrence, Arden Dennington, Eli beginning to be weary. His co-driver, Brent rolled the car, and they'd been night at Mike's and would like his Yee, Hiram Duran, Mario Gastelum, Rob MacCachren, was busy bring- stuck at Simpson's along with 53 wife to meet him in the morning at Reuben Wilson, Art Navarro and ing the Vildosola Trophy Truck to other cars. They said it was "kind of Valle de Trinidad, with the trailer. the new team of Max Thieriot (son the finish line. Then he would make a tough course." Rick Boyer and Moncure just disappeared off the of Cam) and Alex Smith (son of a run back out onto the course to David Caspino, who was stuck in a records. Malcolm). pick up the 1600 car and take it to ditch at Mile 55, brought their Holmes handed over to Scot At the front of the pack Bryan the finish. And that's the way it Lothringer home in 13th place, say-Jones, who had nothing more diffi-Freeman had the lead in his Fraley worked out although all the traffic ing they'd had a "long day." They'd cult to deal with than changing an at Erendira. Itwasn'tmuchof a lead, on the Ojos road made ita bit tricky. been stuck in both traffic jams. In air cleaner. They got the win with a because Adam Wik was just a Still, Freeman delivered the car to 14th place it was Matt Blanchard time of 17:14:21. But if SCORE minute and a half behind him in MacCachren, and he got it to the and Brent McKee. They'd lost an al-hadn't added two hours to the time Sammy Ehrenberg's Jimco. Third finish line for the win. They were 15 ternator and been in the traffic jam. limit, even that wouldn't have been was in the hands of L.J. Kennedy in minutes in front of Ehrenberg and Fifteenth went to Rich Clark who a finish. It was a tough day for this a Porter, only seconds later, and Wik. Ehrenberg's.alternator was go-drove it all in his Dunrite, his only class. Kevin Graves ran fourth about an- ing out late in the race, and he just complaint was the traffic jams, both Class 7SX didn't do any better. other minute back in his Jimco. In couldn't catch Freeman. In third it of them. Hector Garcia and Carlos They started next with seven entries, fifth it was Caleb Gaddis in a Curry, was Burgess and Folts, who'd had a Robles, in a Curry, had to change and all of them got through then Fernando Orozco was sixth, couple of flats along the way. Fourth their transmission at Mile 8, and Erendira, with Dan Street in front and Ed Fernandez was seventh, still went to Kennedy, Lacher and Shane then had nothing go wrong until of his Ford by about six minutes. only seven minutes behind the lead Reed who drove San Vicente to they got caught in the traffic jam. Greg Zamarripa had his Ford in sec-car. These cars left Ensenada at Trinidad. They finished on a flat Their time for 16th place was 16 ond place there and Noe Sierra ran about 10 a.m., and arrived in rear tire. Pfankuch had no front hours and 46 minutes. third, another minute back in an-Erendira at nearly 1:00 p.m. after brakes and shifter problems, but In 17th it was Mike Sandoval and other Ford. It looked like a good about 143 earlier starting cars had ended his day in fifth place, followed Blaise Jackson in a new MECO. race coming up. swarmed over the course. in by Scott Wisdom, with his dad Their battery shorted and the car Most of them got to Trinidad At Trinidad many of the cars Wes, riding all the way, in sixth place. kept stalling, and then they spent two also, and Street was still in the lead were muddy and it was hard to see McCarty rolled Graves' car in a or three hours in the traffic jam. there, with Rich Severson, another their numbers, but Freeman and couple of times, and had two flats, Brothers Carlos and Ramiro Ford, in second place. Sierra had Wik/Ehrenberg were apparently but still made it to the finish line for Escobedo had "muchas problemas" dropped out and Luis Valdez was still leading. No one else dropped seventh place. Kevin and Terry with their Garibay. They had issues third. All the others were running, out for the time being, and they Walsh,inaBunderson,wereeighth. with the silt at Erendira, the andfairlyclose,soitstillwasagood charged on to do the Mike's loop. They'd had an early flat, and then Simpson's hill and the long wait at race. Freeman was stuck for an hour at late in the day had a mysterious Mile 240. Fernando Padilla and But none of them made it the Simpson's tie up, but still arrived shifter problem and couldn't get first Hector Ayon, in a Porter, were 19th around the Mike's Loop. At least in Jamau in first place. He had about or third gears. Then, when they and 16 seconds to spare. And Rick not officially. Severson got up and 11 minutes on Ehrenberg, who'd re-stopped for something at Ojos, Kevin Battey, who drove all the way in his over after waiting several hours in placed Wik in the car now, and was happened to peer into the back end Jimco, had a flat, lost his starter, the traffic jam line. He put his co-also in the traffic jam for a while. In and noticed the tip which had bro- lost his brakes and spent four hours driver, Eddie Everett, in the truck third it was Kennedy's co-driver, ken off their antenna. It was stuck in the traffic jam, was the last offi- to finish it, but Everett crunched the Wayne Lacher and Brian Burgess, in the shifter. He removed it, and cial finisher in the class at 18:59:45. truck at Mile 319 and ended their who'd taken over for Dan Folts, was from Ojos in they had first and third The 7S trucks were next to take long day. Severson was most likely fourth in their SRF. Rick McCarty, gears back. off, with seven entries. But it wasn't in first place at that time, but the co-driver for Graves ran fifth, and Gaddis had David Scaroni co- their day. Brian Cavitt, Darren San Rally Logger data hadn't been con-Scott Wisdom was sixth in a Mirage, driving with him and he did the Angelo, Tyler Fox and Miguel firmed as yet. None of the others followed by Adam Pfankuch in a Mike's Loop, and then Gaddis got Alvarado all bombed out before got there either, except for Valdez. KIT car. Bob Altamirano had lost backinforthefinishsection. He said Erendira. At that point John but his Rally Logger showed he'd his motor at Valle de Trinidad and he'd had a "rough day". A broken Holmes had the lead in his Ford, missed some crucial parts of the Daniel McMillin was also out. Also torsion bar was part of it, but they with four minutes on John Copitas. course, so he was disqualified. missing were Ray Files and Michael finished ninth. Ed Fernandez was In third it was Ted Moncure in his Class 5-1600 was big, with 23 Bennett. The rest were headed for 10th, but in the busy finish line area, Toyota, and Jesus Luna was a half starters. They found this a difficult that traffic jam. At the finish they we never saw him to ask how his day hour behind him in a Ford. race. Only three of them managed all talked about the traffic jam. went. In 11th it was Abel and Before they got to Trini_dad Joe to get to Erendira in less than three Some, like Freeman, had been early Arturo Velazco, in a Porter. They Rice and his Toyota were gone, and hours, although most of them did enough to get caught in the one at had to tighten their c.v. bolts, had a so was Copitas. Now only three get there. Mario Ledezma was in the Simpson's, but most had been flat, and spent three hours in that trucks were moving. Holmes was the front of the pack, with 10 minutes ,-----------------------------~ 4 on Ernesto "Tito" Arambula second and nine minutes later Marcos Nunez followed in third. Ten it was Ernie Negrete in fourth, four min-utes back, and in fifth place, Mark McAnelly. George Seeley. with help from Bruce Anderson took the Class 5 win, a bent tie-rod and a traffic jam couldn't stop them. Doug Siewert and Dan Fresh took the Class 7 honors, seen here at touchdown on their way to the checkers. Almost everyone who got to Erendira also made it to Trinidad; they lost only two more cars. Ledezma was still in front, with Nunez and Arambula close behind for second and third and McAnelly fourth. Mario Reynoso ran fifth or sixth at this point and the Valenzuela brothers were up in the lead pack also. It was hard for the scorers to read the numbers on these cars, many of which were particularly muddy, so sometimes their relative positions were difficult to know. After Trinidad the 5-16s almost Page 16 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Arnold, Rogelio and Ruben Valenzuela had a good time running their Scott Wisdom drove and dad, Wes rode all the way, they finished in Craig Turner drove his Ford to a nice second place in Class 7, his only problems were the traffic jams along the way. Bug to a decent fourth place in Class 5-1600. sixth pace in Class 1600 in their good looking Mirage. all were collected in traffic jams at He never made further progress. put all new suspension on his Hum-both the Simpson's hill and Mile Billy Bunch and Dave Turner didn't mer, lightened it by 300 pounds, and 240. They waited hours and hours get their Ford to Erendira, nor did made some other upgrades for this for their chance at the hills, and Terry and Eric Henn make it in their event He was excited to try it all out, then generally had no problem Hummer. and it apparently served its purpose, climbing up and over. It was the wait-But John Griffin got there. 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t.n.12C:: 33RD CYPRUS RALLY 2005 Loeb/Citroen Win Big By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Manfred Stohl was second at Cyprus in his Citroen Xsara, he was over four minutes in arrears at the finish of the rally. Sebastien Loeb drove his Citroen Xsara to a great win at Cyprus, it was his fourth victory in the 2005 WRC season. Loeb showed the mastery of his rally Loeb's teammate Francois Duval, af-it was in fact, exactly the same as the driving profession when he avoided the ter tl1e Belgian crashed. 111e event was last Cyprus Rally, the only change be-traps and pitfalls of a very rough markedbyextremelyroughconditions ingadifferentServicePark,andadeci-Cyprus Rally to cruise to his fourth for much of the route, and by the ef-sion to abandon the idyllic Saturday rally victory of the 2005 World Rally fects of the reverse seeding and "Five midday rest halt at Paphos. It was the Brice Tirabassi drove his Subaru lmpreza to a nice PCWRC win at Cyprus, seen season, this time by over four minutes. Minute" rules. One of the most dra- sixth round in tl1e series, and the third _he_~_e_d_o_in~g_o_n_e_o_f_h_is_m_an~y_ta_k_eo_ff._s_. ______________ _ Leading from the second stage to the matic consequences of this was that round of the Production Car champi- pected to be an asset here. A special standing at three victories to two, with finish, he out-distanced his two cham-both the first and the second cars to onship. challenge being whether for the 50th Granholm having led on tl1ree of the pionship rivals Petter Solberg and finish only attempted 16 of the 18 Cyprus' characteristic; make it a real successive event Ford could once more five previous events. At the start of this Marcus Granholm, both of whom stages. This situation, however, did not test for drivers, cars, and especially tyres. score world championship points, such year's rally the championship standings abandoned in tl1e early stages of the affect the outcome of the event or tl1e On this occasion teams were allowed an achievement would be quite remark-showed the French driver one point in rally with engine problems.111e French- special emotion when Manfred Stohl, two different patterns of tread. Once able. Twelve months ago, tl1e Peugeot front of tl1e Norwegian, while steady man is now edging ahead in the Driver's second in tl1e OMV team Citroen, again choosing tl1e correct numbers of team hoped to avenge the memory of results from Markko Martin put him championship, with an 11 point lead achieved quite the best result for a pri- tyres of the correct types could be ex-last year's post-event exclusion, the first in third, six points behind, two in front over Petter Solberg and Markko Mar- vate entry for over a decade. The Medi-pected to be critical, though the time the Peugeot 307 WRC had proved of Granholm. Steady results had put tin, but Martin's third place protected terranean "temporada" was now in full weather was expected to remain stable. competitive. This was the first event in Peugeot 11 points ahead of Citroen. Peugeot's interests so they are now nine swing. Two weeks after tl1e Sardinia Citroen Team Principal Guy Frequelin Cyprus for the Skoda Fabia WRC as In the Production Car World Rally points in front of Citroen in the Rally, the World Championship cir-later said: "This event is twistier, in 2004 the team opted to miss this Championship, uncertainties about Manufacturer's series. Ford had a spe-cus had moved its equipment further rougher and hotter than Sardinia, it is event and the year before the team the plans for the Austrian all-rounder cial celebration: this was the 50th sue- westwards to the island of Cyprus, a very difficult rally. I am more confi- made their final appearance with the driver Thomas Bleiner, who had origi-cessive event in which the MSport team where the slowest major rally in the dent with my drivers than with our Octavia WRC. Gilles Panizzi was back nally planned to make this rally his first had gained points for this manufac- World series awaited them. Normally cars ... " To counter the anticipated hot again as a nominated driver with Mit- appearance in the series with a Top Run turer. Brice Tuabassi won the PCWRC, this is also one of the hottest rallies, the conditions, Subaru team personnel subishi, Roman Kresta was given an- Subaru, were realised. He never turned the firstwin in the ca~egoryfor the Top two characteristics serving to com- were required to undergo physical other chance at Ford, Jani Paasonen up. Also, forn1er champion Karamjit Run team in 18 monilis. Tirabassi took pound the challenge of the event.111is acclimatisation training the weekend was still on Skoda's sidelines so Janne Singh had yet to announce details of the lead after his teammate Mark was the sixth time the world champi- before the event. T uohino was in their number two car his commercial backers for this year's Higgins retired when his car was con- onship Cyprus Rally had been held and From the other teams, the Ford again. The season was turning into a series. PCWRC points after Round 2 sumed by fire, a fate which also afflicted there were no surprises about the route, Focus' legendary reliability was ex-Loeb versus Solberg affair, currently were Arai leading Pons by three points. r-------------------------------------------------------~ Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. 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Markka Martin and Michael Park were third overall in their Peugeot Second in the PCWRC category was Sebastian Beltran and Edgardo Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh get into the air in their Suzuki lgnis, they were competing in the Super 1600 class and were 2g,, overall. who was lying fourth, despite gearshift quietly, "Trying to stay out of trouble" troubles. Troubles plagued Skoda. and worked his way up to fourth, but Janne T uohino had handling troubles, the story of the rally so far was the con-"! know how the car should react when tinued progress of Stohl. When I accelerate, but it doesn't!", while Gardemeister struck trouble Stohl was Armin Schwarz had an awful time on up to third, then when Solberg fell back Stage 2 when the alternator belt failed he was second! Panizzi continued with and the dutch was slipping. Finally the three punctures on Stage 4, "Which Skoda ran out of battery power on made the handling very tricky." Even the run to service after Stage 3 and the Loeb had three punctures, "Stage 4 crew chose to withdraw. If one thought was incredibly rough. It was crazy." His the carnage could not get worse, Stage lead, however, had shot up to over two 4 proved you wrong! Gardemeister minutes, a lifetime in WRC tenns. stopped to change a deflated tyre, then Kresta arrived at service on three wheels got baulked by fellow Finn Harri and his mechanics set about making Rovanpera who was struggling with the car good for the following mom-transmission troubles and excessive tyre ing. Overnight Henning Solberg was wear, and fell back to 12th. Petter lying third, Antony Wannbold fifth Solberg had turbocharger troubles and and Francois Duval had recovered to dropped a half minute behind Loeb, sixth. After finishing all six stages, suf-then he was behind Stohl on Stage 5 fering more and more trouble, and stopped with electronic trouble at Carlsson had to withdraw at the fuel the start of Stage 6. The Prodrive team hair en route to the Service Park, his originally suspected this was due to an problem having to drive three stages unrelated electronic or electrical fault, with a broken driveshafr. This had but later it became apparent that it stressed the front differential and over-was due to the damage to the engine heated the transmission unit, eventu-307, seen here at speed at the Cyprus event. Galindo, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. Since his previous PCWRC appearance Solberg. Carlsson explained, "It was in-the second stage ( won at an average of in New Zealand, Toshi Arai had con- credible. The car had not been used only 53kph!) when the low slung Fo-rested the APRC (Asia-Pacific) open- for nearly two years, it wasn't tested cus dug its sumpguard into the ruts ing round at Canberra, Australia. Pro- before the event -and it was the first while his teammate Roman Kresta had visionally he finished frrst in theAPRC time it had run on Pirelli!" Fastest two punctures. Pirelli cars were hav-category, but after the event he was ex-Citroen was Manfred Stohl. ing troubles. In the first four stages duded for technical reasons, leaving the Leg 1 Markko Martin had four punctures, Finn Jussi Valimaki to make maximum 6 Stages, gravel, 121. 78kms. including one tyre which exploded, APRC points in his debut appearance "So far, it has been a perfect day", while Marcus Gronholm suffered in the series. The main non-Champi- said co-driver Daniel Elena as he and unconnected troubles when a cam-onship entry news was that Daniel Sebastien Loeb arrived at the midday shaft belt failed and the car stopped. Carlsson drove a Bozian-prepared Service park. "No punctures, every- "I haven't ever known this trouble with Peugeot 206 WRC, fitted with full ac-thing perfect apart from stalling the one of our cars", said Peugeot Team rive transmission, last used by the offi- engine, it has not even been very hot-Principal Jean-Pierre Nicolas. Mitsu-cial team in 2003. This was the fourth but it will be this afternoon." Loeb's bishi were having gearbox troubles. type of car he had rallied in 2005, af-lead was only 12.3 seconds in front of Harri Rovanpera had third gear jump-ter Peugeot 307 WRC, Subaru Petter Solberg, but it was controlled, ing into neutral, while Gilles Panizzi lmpreza Group N and Subaru nothing being risked. Not everything had damper trouble, failure of third lmpreza WRC. Engine pairing rules: was perfect for the Subaru man who gear ("We never dared venture out of units used in Sardinia are paired with had taken an initial lead when he took second"), and a 20 minute delay on Turkey, engines used here in Cyprus fastest time on the first stage, "Two Stage 1 when an obscure electronic are then to be used in Greece. punctures, engine overheating every problem stopped the car, before mys-Marcus Gronholm was once again stage, clutch slipping ... 11 After three teriously it fired up again. Daniel fastest in Shakedown, but the track stages there was a half minute gap be- Carlsson, another Pirelli user, had used was very short (1.8km). Big sur- fore Toni Gardemeister came along, four punctures and his sumpguard prise was that Daniel Carlsson, in the having inherited third place when nearly fell off, yet he was eighth at the all-active 206 WRC, was second fast-Francois Duval was slowed by throttle midday service, while the best non-est, over a half second faster than Petter failure. Gardemeister had suffered on works driver again was Manfred Stohl ..... -.· 0 • • ----TM ---. . . ... . .. ~,r ~~::,-.-1:::: 1V1s; ¾ / Formerly Carrera UghtSystems • ~ ..,:-• S;M11,eniz&,' •greater·safety • • Qu.lckAd}USt &lllet Knobs. For toot-less·rapid adjustments, • Tc Welded Chromoly Frame• for~ and durability " fto~Mou..a -YibmJon Dusty Times July 2005 and turbocharger. Marrin was going Continued on page 20 Page 19

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Fourth overall were Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud, their Ford Marcos Ligato and Ruben Garcia drove their Subaru lmpreza to Daniel Carlsson and Mattias Andersson were eighth overall in their Peugeot 206, seen here before an appreciative crowd. Focus seen here at speed at the Cyprus rally. third place in PCWRC, seen here navigating the dust. ally causing hydraulic failure. same time came news that Al Attiyah start Llstwas published (top 15 drivers Mark Higgins led PCWRC from the was out when a front suspension ball in reverse order, etc.), Gilles Panizzi was start in front of Nasser AlAttiyah, then joint broke, so fourth placed Brice shown as the first car on the road, a Toshihiro Arai and then Marcos Tirabassi jumped past Llgato, who was handicap on this event, ahead of four Ligato. Gabriel Pozzo voluntarily in- in tum struggling with broken rear sus-drivers (Atkinson, Schwarz, Carlsson curred a ten second penalty, for delay pension and broken front suspension and Henning} who had not completed arriving at the start of the first (long) as well, and into first place. Tirabassi the route. An MMSP official said stage, giving him more time from the had his own problems, his front sus-"There was no point even to argue with car in front. "It was Fabio Fisiero, but pension broke and he had to drive two the Stewards. The Stewards these days we still caught him after 20km, later in stages with a broken wishbone. Villagra, are told to regard missed special stages the stage we caught Xavier Pons as well" had agreed to swop running positions simply as a penalty situation." It seemed Pons had gearbox trouble on the first with Errani and rose from seventh- to they have forgotten that the whole point stage, using only first and second gears third! Al Wahaibi had more front sus-of rallying is to obey the route instruc-all day, then had a rear shock absorber pension trouble, Poz:zo damaged his sus-tions ... The Super 1600 Ignis cars break on Stage 1. On the first stage pension in Stage 4. Second to fourth (AnderssonandWolks, who had opted Fumio Nutahara had a mirror image places inPCWRCwere held bytheAr-not to tackle Stages 4, 5 or 6) were of Gilles Panizzi's problems. The en- gentine drivers from Cordoba, a per- given the same penalty times as those gine just stopped. Again it was 20 min- sonal comfort after the news of the who had been driving World Rally utes before he restarted. Hamed Al previous weekend's tragic air disaster Cars, yet the Group N drivers who Wahaibi suffered a seized shock ab-at Cordoba, which cost the lives of missed stages were given a far more sorber which then punched its way into many of their circuit racing friends. onerous penalty - FOUR MINUTES the inner wing. Arai stopped in Stage 2 Despite so much lost time for T rrabassi, faster on Stage 4 alone. with damage to the gearbox caused the Top Run driver still led the The pace on the second day was firstly by a puncture then a broken PCWRCcategorybyjust 11.7 seconds nowquietdifferent. Loeb started with driveshaft. Pozzo punctured and from Villagra. a two minute lead but after three more stopped to change the wheel. Higgins Leg 2 stages his lead had increased to over was running far back in the starting 6 Stages, gravel, 109.56kms three minutes. Manfred Stohl was go-order but was still able to lead the There was a feeling that the tough- ing carefully, controlling the pace at PCWRC field. Retirements came as est part of the rally was now behind which his rivals were catching up, but Frisiero went off the road and could them: Stage 1 (and 4) was the longest the margins were under control. After not get back, Karamjit Singh when a of the event, the first leg itself was also three stages, Kronos team manager suspension tie bar failed. Higgins was the longest in stage distance and the Marc Yandalen reckoned they had lost curious whetl1er his recent ill forcunes roads were not so rough. Gronholm's a quarter minute to their rivals so far might be coming to an end. "What date car was in no better shape. The team that day. "We are still just on schedule is it?", he asked. Friday 13th. "Oh. put the car into overnight pare ferme. for second place, if we keep going like What overall position are we at this Attherestartthecarwaspushed round this." It was now all calm at the front. moment?" Actually, now that Schwarz the Service Park to get to the Peugeot's The conditions were mostly smooth has retired, you are 13th overall. "You depot, but with two bent valves and a and slippery especially for the front never know, it might all just end up rule banning the cylinder head being runners. Carlsson was horrified that alright ... !" In fact, it didn't. On the fol-removed, the chance of getting the·car his Peugeot had a lot of traction lowing stage he noticed smoke coming to fire up again was impossible so he trouble, "In these conditions, our car from under the bonnet, stopped to retired. is no quicker than Pozzo's Subaru." check and found the engine com part-The "Five minute" madness itself T uohino drove most of the long 30km ment was an inferno. Almost at the continued unabated. When the Re-stage with a disconnected turbo pipe PIKES service center Baker, California Celebra~ing GO YEARS OF· SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ••• THANKS! RESTAURANT Open 24 Hours Mobil® SERVICE Every Day Year Round THE BEST IN THE DESERT! Page 20 on his Skoda. Gardemeister had an impressive second best time on Stage 9, 0.2s off Loeb's scratch time while Antony Warmbold broke a rear anti-roll bar. Henning Solberg was engaged in a fight for third place with Markko Martin but lost time when he damaged the steering on Stage 8. More trouble for Rovanpera. He hit a huge rock in the road which jammed the suspen-sion and the force tore the wheel away. Federico Villagra's race was run when the second placed PCWRC driver turned out of the Service Park on to the highway and his Mitsubishi's rear differential failed. Sebastien Beltran was now two minutes behind Trrabassi, but was stopping after every special stage to check his Subaru thoroughly. On Stage 8 Ligato had suspension trouble, like the day before, but got going and then had to <lunge a flat tyre on Stage 9 but held third place in front of Hamed Al Wahaibi. Karamjit Singh was avoid-ing all the rocks, detern1ined to finish, and conscious he had allowed the '05 APRC registrations to dose without his name, for want of budget. "I don't have enough money even for the PCWRC, and that is already worrying for me." Pons retired for the day when the rear suspension pulled away from the chas-sis of his Mitsubishi. Every day, some-thing is new! Impact with the rock. Leg3 July 2005 6Stages,gravel, 95.34kms drive." Henning gambled with TDE Forty-six crews hoped to restart for tyres (seen experimentally in 2004 in the final day-and they all did, but not Turkey and Acropolis) but it was an for long. Ten kilometres down the road error and third place stayed safely in towards the first stage of the day Antony Martin's hands. Manfred Stohl, his ef-Warmbold came to a halt with a rep-forts to finish second were beyond etition of the same symptom as on the words. Co-driver Ilka Minor con-previous day, an oil pressure warning, firmed they had a trouble free day, the and this time there was no reason to only damage being to her anxious heart! continue. Subsequent inspection Mead of them all Loeb gained his showed the engine had ingested con- fourth win of the year, disappointed siderable quantities of dirt. Official re-his rivals had to retire too early in the tirement meant that he could fit a new rally to make a fight for it. engine for Greece without penalty. The In PCWRC, fourth place Hamed final day of the rally is when the "Five Al Wahaibi dropped back behind Minute Rule" does not apply, so any-Gabriel Pozzo and Nasser Al Attiyah one wanting to be classified as a fin- after hitting a hole in the road, break-isher had to complete the final six ing an anti-roll bar and damaging the stages. Chris Atkinson, who had missed suspension. Marcos Ligato had two three stages on Day 1, was climbing back broken rear shock absorbers. upthefield,passingBriceTrrabassiinto Toshihiro Arai was pressing Fumio tenth place overall, but the focus of Nutahara hard, Karamjit Singh attention was on the battle for third rolled and retired. In the second run place. At the end of Day 2, Martin was through the stages the rally saw the 19.5 seconds behind Henning Solberg; end of Hamed Al Wahaibi when the after Stage 13 the gap was 7.4 seconds, steering on his Subaru was damaged. after Stage 14 it was 1.9 seconds. On The service crews had changed the Stage 15 Solberg's fly-by-wire motor rack but then it failed again on the failed and the engine cut out at a hair- ensuing stage so he retired. Once pin, losing a quarter minute and the again we saw the end of Fabio chance of a podium place. Stage 16 Frisiero's efforts and on Stage 16 saw Henning Solberg attacking, which Natalie Barratt retired with her car reduced Markko Martin's advantage balanced on the edge of a drop. She to 5.1 seconds. Toni Gardemeisterwas sat in the otherwise doomed car for faster still on Stage 16 gaining his first a quarter hour with her foot on the scratch time since his time with Ford. brake pedal before help eventually Janne Tuohino braked a little late and arrived. The top three finishers, slid momentarily off the road, then had Tirabassi, Beltran and Ligato, all com-two punctures and arrived at service pieced the route as did sixth placed with the engine merrily boiling. Gilles Fumio Nutahara, but the other four Panizzi's transmission troubles contin- drivers collectively missed a total of ued "It felt like it was only two wheel 13 stages. lA.f2c= WRC EG04VIA3W(GB} 5h.1Dm.06.7s. 6 4 6 (4} Roman KRESTNJan Mozny CZ Ford Focus 'lr-lRC EG53AVD (GB) 5h.12m.46.8s. 5 3 7 (9} Harri ROVANPERA/Risto Pietilainen FIN Lancer WRC KN041Mv1D (GB) 5h.14m.48.1s. 4 8 (17) Daniel Carlsson/Mattias Andersson S WRC 952NVB75 (F) 5h.18m.32.6s. - 1 Mitsubishi 2 Peugeot206 9 (12} Janne TUOHINO/Mikko Markkula FIN Skoda Fabia WRC 3S23102(CZ} 5h.19m.15.7s. 3 10 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Glenn Macneal AUS Subaru lmpreza 'lr-lRC JC54WRC (GB) 5h.29m.30.9s. 2 11 (10) Gilles PANIZZI/H81Ve Panizzi F Mitsubishi Lancer WRC KP54GXY (GB) 5h.33m.59.8s. 1 12 (51) Brice Tirabassi/Mattheiu Baumel F Subaru lmpreza "Spec C" PCWRC NM6420 (I) 5h.34m.38.2s. • - 10 13 (11) Armin SCHWARZ/Klaus Wicha D Skoda Fabia WRC 4S5 3380 (CZ) 5h.37m.02.6s. -14 (44) Sebastian Beltran/Edgardo Galindo RA Subaru lmpreza "Spec C" PCWRC EYJ380 (RA} 5h.39m.04.1s. -8 · 16 (36) Marcos Ligato/Ruben Garcia RA Subaru lmpreza "Spec C" PCWRC EYC518 (RA) Sh.41 m.51.1 s. - 6 17 (40) Gabriel Pozzo/Daniel Stillo RA Subaru lmpreza \'Spec C" PCWRC EYC519 (RA) 5h.42m.02.2s. -5 19 (33) Nasser Al Attiyah/Clvis Patterson Q/GB Subaru lmpreza "Spec c· PCWRC OU05AVN (GB) 5h.42m.56.5s. -4 20 · (34) Furnia Nutahara/Satoshi Hayashi J Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII PCWRC KNY301 H08590 (J) 5h.48m.59.8s. -3 21 (31) Toshihiro AraVTony Sircombe J/NZ Subaru lmpreza "Spec C" PC'lr-lRC GMG300MU2486 (J) 5h.49m.06.9s. -2 27 (42) Federico+ JavierVillagra RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII MR PCWRC EXF143 (RA) 6h.01m.30.0s. -28 (45) Riccardo Errani/Stefano Casadio I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII PCWRC CE709PF (I) 6h.05m.37. 7s. -29 (74) Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh GB Suzuki lgnis S1600 JCE518 (H) 6h.07m.28.6s.+ -33 (73) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Jonas Andersson S Suzuki lgnis S1600 IYY484 (H) 6h.26m.04.5s. -34 (32) Xavier Pons/Oriol Julia E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII PC'lr-lRC 5717DHS /El 6h.26m.36.9s. -Dusty Times

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GUAM'S 5MOKIN' WHEELS Johnson And Pine Take overall By Judy Smith Photos: Dale Shjegstad & Judy Smith Rick Johnson spews red dust from the rear wheels of his Ford Protruck as he heads into a turn on his way to the overall win at the Smokin' Wheels event on Guam in April. Guam: Ride D. Johnson and Bryan Pine teamed up in Johnson's Ford Protruck to get the overall vic-tory at the April Smokin' Wheels event on the island of Guam. TI1e race is a short course event on a dirt track carved out of the jungle on the northern end of Guam. It's been an annual tradition with the Guam Racing Federation, promoters of the race, since the late '70s, and except for a few years after a typhoon had destroyed their race track, it's been an annual thing. The track is 1.2 miles long, wide enough for easy passing on most of its length, and includes a couple of flying jumps, a long uphill straight, a big off-camber tum, some moguls, a hairpin or two, some rocks and tree-stumps and a couple of banyan trees to miss. TI1e scl1edule this year was the same as last year's, with bike and quad rac-ing both days of the weekend, while the cars and trucks had some Friday practice, then practice/qualifying on Saturday afternoon and finally, a three hour race on Sunday afternoon. The field included eight or nine cars entered by racers who live on Guam, about 22 shipped in from Japan and one mainland Protruck. Cars and trucks pay a $250 entry fee for the event, bikes and quads pay" consider-ably less", and there is a cash payback. This track, which opened in 2001, is eventually going to be a really big complex, with a paved track as well as the off road circuit. But for now it consists of the dirt track, a moto-cross track, a place for rock-crawling (a man-made course), a mud-bogging track, and the main attraction: a quarter mile drag strip. Drag racing is big on Guam, apparently in part due to the number of military personnel sta-tioned there. It had been a serious problem for the island, with illegal racing on the roads and many serious accidents and deaths, as usually oc-curs with illegal drag racing anywhere. Once the track at the raceway opened up the drag racers came in big num-bers, happy to have a safe and legal way to race, with an audience to watch. It's been such a hit that it's spawned the beginnings of an indus-try, and even a local television show dedicated to the sport. The off road track has also encouraged some small shops to open, and nowadays it's pos-sible to buy bumpers, nerf bars and the like that were manufactured on Guam, rather than shipped over from the mainland. Local auto parts stores are also beginning to stock more per-formance type products. It's a reflec-tion of the birth of the industry in Southern California 30 years ago. The racers from Guam and Japan are nowhere near as unsophisticated as the early pioneers of the sport were, because they've been reading the pub-lications and watching the racing Daigo lshiyama had a good day in his Japanese built Hanawa buggy, which whenever it shows up on television, so they know what's out there, and what's possible. Those who have the budget can jump right in at a very high level. And some have. But they don't have the miles of racing experience that mainland rac-ers have. 111e Guam folks get to race once a year on their island and the Japanese racers, while they have mul-tiple events, don't have desert races, or even short course races like ours in the States. They have a schedule of one-at-a-time Trials events. So there's no chance to practice wheel-to-wheel racing. Timing and scoring at the Guam event are made nearly problem free by the use of transponders, so there doesn't have to be a corps of timers with watches trying to keep track of things. It also makes it easy to figure out who had the fastest qualifying time on Saturday afternoon. The cars and trucks were simply told to go for it, and they had a couple of hou_rs open to practice and/ or qualify. Each racer tried to pick a time when there weren't too many others out on the track, so they wouldn't be slowed by traffic, and eventually the timing folks had recorded everyone's quickest time. Rick Johnson led the pack in his Protruck, so he'd had the inside start position for Sunday's race. In second place it was Henry Simpson in his Che-nowth and third went to Daigo Marcus Guerrerro sails Bryan Pine's Toyota powered Jimco off a jump. Guerrerro drove the entire way; finishing second in his first ever race. lshiyama, in a Japanese built Subaru powered one seat buggy. In the vehicles with 1999ccs and less, the first place qualifier was Topher Barretto in an aged Chenowth MagnulTi with a 1600cc VW motor. Barretto is a lo-cal Jet Ski racer who'd never raced a car before, but he'd played around on bikes a fair amount, and appar-ently had a generous dose of competi-tive juices in his system. The weather in April hovers in the mid-eighties with light showers every couple of days-it's their "dry" season. But this year their dry season had been relatively wet, so the ORF folks were expecting that the course wouldn't get too dusty. 111ey did send a water truck around it several times during the course of the weekend, but it always helps if it's damp underneath. Several of the Japanese racers broke major parts during their Fri-day practice, and they settled into gloomy despair, assuming they were out of the race. Bur the Guam racers made phone calls for them and lo-cated parts to replace the broken stuff, and almost everyone was in top shape and ready to go on Sunday before the green flag waved. TI1is was messy, because it wet the goggles and face plates and made the red dust stick. Nevertheless, the race started on scl1ed-u le, downpour or not, and Rick Johnson got the jump on Henry Simpson in his Chenowth. Everyone except Roberto Pitter, in a Mini-Mag, got their first laps done, bur by the fourth lap attrition was starting in earnest. lkuo Hanawa, who generally has no problems, was towed off course with a broken c.v. joint, an omen of things to come. He later said he'd changed the angle on the axles of his Mitsubishi, "maybe too much". Hanawa is the only Japanese racer with experience in desert racing; he's raced in the Baja 1000 for tl1e past five or six years and most recently has been driving a Toyota powered single seat Trophy Truck in Baja. That truck wasn't available to come to Guam be-cause it was touring the "off road shows" back home. Here he drove a four-wheel-drive Mitsubishi. By the sixth lap Nobu Hachiki, in a neat Chenowth with a Rabbit mo-tor was out for the day witl1 a blown motor. He became a hard working pit person for the rest of the Japanese racers. Bill Windham, one of the Guam entries, in a Funco/VW, made the first of several forays into pit row by Lap 6, and Katsukiko Sakamaki, in one of the small, single seat four-cylinder 660cc Suharu powered bug-gies had to have a flat replaced. A new turn on the far side of the course was very rocky and there were more flat tires this year tl1a11 in previous years. By the seventh lap they had their first full course yellow. In previous years the promoters had course workers with yellow flags stationed strategically on course, and whenever someone broke permanently and had to be towed away, the workers waved the yellow flags for the area around the vehicle, to slow race traffic appropri-ately. Bur they were nervous about the other cars racing up to the first yellow, and racing elsewhere on the serpentine course where the tow ve-hicle might need to cross, and decided that it would be simpler and safer to just have full course yellows.Turned out it was. Whenever someone needed to be towed off they slowed everyone down, it bunched the racers up each time, and probably made the racing more interesting for the spectators, though it must have frustrated the racers a time or two. By about the 10th lap, Windham's car was issuing big clouds of smoke, and without radios, his crew couldn't warn him. It turned out he had a hole in an oil line, and eventually he suc-cumbed to the inevitable. features a 2500cc Subaru flat 4 motor mated to a Mendeola transmission. He Henry Simpson, last year's overall winner, heads out onto the track in his Toyota About 22 minutes into the race Johnson had a lead of about 27 sec-onds, a good sized gap, with Simpson running second and Marcus Guerrerro, from Guam, in a Toyota Jimco, third only three seconds behind him. Simpson, one of the forefathers of the Guam Racing Federation, has years of experience, but this was only his second year in the long travel, pow-erful single seater. He was last year's Smokin' Wheels overall winner. Guerrerro had never raced before at all. But he had ridden during practice in the past, and this year he'd got to drive the single seater in practice. Ap-parently he's a fast learner. Simpson's old car, a vintage short course Che-nowth with a 1600 motor was being raced by a trio of local sports person-alities. In the car early on was Barretto, the jet ski racer, and he had the little 1600 fairly humming as he chased hard, running in about eighth place. His co-drivers, local sports announcer Brant McCreadie and Mike Ulloa, host of a local TV show about drag racing, waited their turns at the wheel. Also looking good was Masahide Matsura in a Japanese built buggy with a 2600cc Type II motor, Tetsuya finished third. Chenowth. Simpson led for a while, but retired with a broken tie rod. Page 22 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Yukitomo Miyama broke a bat/joint early, then drove his four-wheel- Topher Barretto, Mike Ulloa and Brant Mccreadie, local sports figures, drive Mitsubishi hard, picked up some lost positions and finished Kazuo Sato designed and built this beautiful single seat buggy himself, teamed to drive this quick, but battle weary Chenowth. The rear fifth. but he had problems and finished only 31 laps. ~;;;.;~,.... ;:;su=s;;p=e=n=s=io=n:;g;;a;;;v;;;e;;;o;;;u=t;;;. ;;;;;;;;;=====;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;::;;;;-lkuo Hanawa, who races a Trophy Truck in Baja, ran a 4 WO Mitsubishi Sneaky big clumps of coral lie in wait here and there on the course The view of Tumon Bay from the seventh floor of our hotel gives an at Guam. This view shows the ve,y tidy setup from the rear. He lost and the unwary driver could easily ruin a tire. This was one of idea of what Guam looks like, although most of the little bays have no laps with c. v. problems. _S_im_,ps'-o_n_s_fi_la_t_s. __ ~~~~~-~---,-~-~--c----,-~--_ho_t~e_ls_. --~~----~--~---------Morimoto in a 2600cc VW Che-stayed in front, gradually passing ground they had trouble sliding the looked good in the Jimco, but he man- called him "Pretty Boy", took fifth place. nowth, and Ishiyama, who'd been the lappedcarsandgivinghimselfanedge. jack in underneath it, and it was a aged to flatten two tires (at two sepa- Takashi Yamada was sixth in a Mini third quickest qualifier. Hanawa Johnson would work his way around costly pit stop. What no one noticed rate times). Each time he got in and Mag with a 570cc Yamaha snowmo-looked good also, but had already lost the slower traffic less easily than in tl1eir excitement was that Simpson out of the pit in very good time, thanks bile motor. several laps with that broken c.v. An- Simpson's nimble buggy, then have to had badly damaged a tie rod on the to that experienced pit crew. Once again the Smokin' Wheels Hher contender was local Joey push hard to try to catch back up. It same rock. After leaving the pit he The records show that Simpson weekend at Guam Raceway Park had ::2uichocho, driving George Flores' was ·great fun to watch. After about managed to complete only about a had the fast lap of tl1e day, on his 13th provided the spectators with two days car, which featured an Oldsmobile ten minutes of this, on a well timed half a lap before it pulled apart and lap, at 1:50: 728 for the one-mile-plus of entertaining and exciting racing. motorwitl1 a Type II Volkswagen trans- yellow flag, Johnson pulled in for a he was done for the day. So the lap. Johnson had the second best time, Plans are already underway for the mission. Quichocho's car was set up two minute driver change and fuel Protruck was back in front. And at 1:51:487 on Lap 23. Guerrerro also 2006 weekend. Simpson, who ended to have power steering, but it didn't dump. Once installed, Bryan Pine went Guerrerrowasnowsecond. Simpson's had a 1:51 lap and so did Barretto in his day about 23 laps short because he get done, so he was driving without its back out, and continued to try to old car, with tl1e TV announcer, Ulloa the 1600. was distracted by looking at his pit sign, benefits. chase down Simpson. Simpson was at the wheel, lost a major part of the Johnson and Pine managed to fin-has decided that the next improvement TI1e pits were busy. There were lots having a good day, and to make mat- rear suspension and also retired at ish 83 laps in tl1e tl1ree-hour-plus-a-lap he'll make to his Chenowth in radio of flats, many driver changes, and ters even better, there'd been enough about the same time. And Hanawa fonnat, taking the victory with a lap on communications. He's wanting to get plenty of miscellaneous problems. yellow flags that he'd decided he was in the pits again, this time think- second place Guerrerro. Ishiyama, another overall win under his belt. And Some of the Japanese cars had as many wouldn't even have to stop to add fuel. ing it "might be the rear end". Word who'd been third fastest in qualifying, the Japanese racers keep fine tuning as three drivers, so they combined fuel The pressure was on for Pine and came over the course workers' radios also finished third in the overall stand- their cars, hoping to take the first place stops with driver changes. Unaccus-Guerrerro to try to catch him. that the very rocky hairpin turn was ings after a long, steady, error-free run. trophy home to Japan. Maybe Hanawa tomed to doing these routine chores Pine, in the Pro truck and becoming so dug up that they'd got JoeyQuichocho, worn out after doing will be able to bring his Trophy Truck during a race, the Japanese were less Guerrerro in the Jimco, were getting down to tree stumps. These were big three hourswitl1 no power steering, was to the 2006 edition. Whatever comes than optimally organized. TI1ey have information from their pit crews by tree stumps, from things like banyan fourth, and Yuki Miyama, whose wife about, it's sure to be exciting and fun a lotto learn about making a pitfunc- radio Simpson's crew was using a trees, and way more solid than tl1e tion smoothly. Simpson's crew, all with board to give him his position relative grapefruit sized rocks they'd been some experience, performed effi-to the others, and the number oflaps dodging. ciently, but the best pit work was done completed. About 25 minutes after One of the more entertaining cars by Johnson's two crew men, brought Johnson and Pine made their driver to watch was a bright yellow four wheel along from the mainland. Brian and change, Simpson rounded the gentle drive Mitsubishi driven by Yukitomo Gregg knew how to set up a pit for left turn at tl1e base of tl1e big hill, Miyania. He'd broken a balljoint about maximum fficiency and how to squeezing left to set up for the next 35 minutes into the race and once re-change a tire quickly, with no wasted turn, when his eye was caught by his paired spent the rest of the time trying motion. The contrast between their pit person moving to the edge of the to make up the four laps he'd lost. He efficient, no-nonsense style and that track with a sign. He turned to look, pushed harder than anyone, slid off of the other teams made it apparent and, distracted, got into the embank- turns, crowded past slower cars in im-that experience can't be regarded too ment on the left, hit a big rock and probably places and generally ran on highly. Both have pitted for a long holed both left side tires. He had an- the edge. Helookedlikeadisasterabout time and the experience is what gave other 100 feet to go to the pit, but to happen, but managed to keep him-them their terrific edge. Theywere there having seen it happen, they were as, self upright and moving forward. for Johnson and the Pro truck, but ready as they could be. Ofcourse, with Pine kept the Protruck moving for-they also served as pit crew for the two flats, the car was so low to the ward at a steady pace and Guerrerro Jimco owned by Johnson's co-driver, Bryan Pine, which Guerrerro was driv-ing. Hanawa continued to have c.v. problems, but looked good while moving. Masakazu Amauchi, in a 1600cc Toyota Chenowth was having a pretty good day, but as he left the pits he shifted gears and his transmis-sion went "snap", and that was the end of his race. Johnson led through the first 33 laps, or about an hour and eight minutes into the race. Then, at the conclusion of a full course yel-low, when they waved the green flag, Simpson squirted ahead of the Protruck and went into tl1e lead. He stayed there for about the next 13 laps, pushing hard, while the Protruck chased, and Guerrerro held third place, also pushing hard. Simpson Dusty Times There were four of these small Subaru powered buggies, which use a 660cc 4 cylinder motor with a supercharger, five speed manual transmission and boast 64 horsepower. July 2005 • 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 23

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AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD RACING The sunraysia SOD Text & Photos: Ste11e Hilton David Fellows took the Overall win in his Toyota V6 twin turbo powered Jimco, seen here churning up the red dirt. The second round of the Cham pi-race the property owner decided it was the prologue were perfect with a cool-onsbip was held at Mildura, situated too dry to have 70 or more vehicles ing wind blowing the dust away from in the north west of Victoria. This area running over his ground so the the pit and spectators. The prologue, is well known for its grape growing organisers had to find another prop- to be run over a 15 kilometre section and is where some of Australia's best erty, luckily they did and the race pro-of the track, had some very rough and wines are produced. The event nearly ceeded on schedule. sandy sections which would prove to didn't happen. Two weeks before the The conditions on Saturday for be hard on some of the competitors. The Class 4 winner was Greg Gartner, seen here in his great looking ford and putting lots of horsepower to the ground. David Fellows in the Peter Kittle Motor Company sponsored Jimco Toyota V6 twin turbo, set the quick time 09:24:36 followed by John Hederics in a factory backed V8 Holden Rodeo 4WD, his time 09:28:31, a good result for this ve-hicle fresh of a win in the 2004 Aus-tralian Safari, third was the ex-Aus-tralian Off Road Champion Mark Burrows in his Hondo turbo pow-ered Jimco, with a time of 09:37:43, splitting the Jitnco domination in Class 1 Shannon Rentsch, the current Aus-tralian Champion in a turbo Nissan powered Chenowth was fourth with a time of 09:38:15, another Kittle Motor Company sponsored turbo V6 ToyotaJimco, DannyAurichtoc-cupied fifth with a time of09:47:15. The Class 2 1650cc buggy of Matt Hanson was seventh outright, his titne 10:03:03 followed by McClelland with a time of 10:03:41, ninth outright was Ashley Mowbray driving a very old Rivmasta Toyota powered car pre-pared by his father Bob Mowbray, fabricator and owner of the Hunter Rivmasta frame business, his time over the course 10:06:21. The 1300cc buggy class was won by Michael Bennett, finishing the pro-logue in position 38. Class 4 Unlim-ited 2WD and Greg Gartner with his freshly rebuilt Ford, set the quickest time 10:37:47, he was followed by Mathew Coleman in the ex-Milton Chevy powered Rodeo, one second behind him Tony Byrnes in a Chevy truck, his time 10:46:42. Class 5 Lim-ited 2WD won by Kevin Watson with a time of 11:21:08. Geoff Pickering driving a Pajero Mitsubishi 4WD was first in Class 7 while in Class 8 Unlim-ited 4WD Colin Hunter in a Jeep, finished 18th overall and set a time of 10:27:36. Class 9 Unlimited Single sear buggy saw Ian McDonald first, fol-lowed by Brad Prout and Peter Munday third. Saturday night's presentation of prologue position held in a local ho-tel, was the competitors first chance to see their times in the prologue and where they would start Sunday's race, the evening was a chance for all to talk of what could have been, and if only. The Class 7 laurels went to Geoff Pickering, seen here at speed in his really great looking Mitsubishi Pajero. The big winner in Class 5 was Gary McCarten, he drove his good looking coupe hard and was happy with his win. Seventy vehicles lined up for the Sunday morning start, and the breeze had blown up to be a blustering cold wind but still blowing in the right di-rection. The 9am start and Fellows was away into the distance with a dust plane following. Hederics in second position suffered a small problem out Page 24 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Second overall was Shannon Rentsch, his Nissan Turbo powered The winner in the Class 3 contest was Peter Barnes, seen here in his The Honda Turbo powered Jimco of Mark Burrows was third overall Chenowth gave chase all race long but the win was not to be. neat looking car heading towards the checkers. when the day was done, seen here adding to the dust factor. on the course and lost a few positions; pair the problem he was out of the this was also where McClelland in the engine. The end of the two laps and was now a real problern with some Rentsch had caught and passed Bur- event, another with problems, the Jeep Class 2 buggy stopped while in the lead with a one hour break Fellows was in slower vehicles still out on the rows moving him into second place of Colin Hunter, a broken axle and a of his class, out of the event with gear- the lead over Rentsch followed by course. Fellows would now have to and a chance to chase down Fellows. worn caliper saw him return to the box problems, this gave Mowbray the Auricht and Burrows. steer his way through the field, this Bentley in the new Jimco Y8 Chevy pits and out of the race. lead, but at the same point he pulled The start of the final two laps worked in a small way in his favour had stopped out on the course with The half way point on the track to the side of the track with a blown and the procession started, the dust Continued on page 26 an electrical problem, unable to re-saw the vehicles pass by the pit area, P - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • It wasn't easy but John Hederics took the Class 8 win, he's seen here in his Holden VB Rodeo heading towards the finish. Bi1$1amGcasPrtssule ShockAbsod»ers 'lltyssenKrupp of America REDL!NE PERfoRt1ANCE, !NC. LS1 & N-STAR PRE-RUN OR RACE PACKAGES NORTHSTAR PACKAGES FROM $7500.00 COMPLETE 400HP LS1 PACKAGES FROM $13500.00 COMPLETE 485 HP I I I I I I I I I I I I WE OFFER COMPLETE DYNO SERVICES, ENGINE MAINTENANCE I PROGRAMS AND AND UNMATCHED REPRUTATION FOR CUSTORMER SATISFACTIONIII I (714) 777-5758 PHONE (714) 777-5759 FAX 4531 EISENHOWER CIRCLE, ANAHEIM, CA 92807 I ·--------------------------------· E0$1: J .. 80().'14$-4636 • West. 1 .. 800-587 .. J085 • Dusty Times July 2005 Page 25

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Tony Byrnes drove his Chevy pickup to a very nice second in Class Fourth overall in the standings was Danny Auricht, relying on Toyota Mathew Coleman was very happy with his third place finish in Class 4 and a great seventh overall at the Sunraysia 500. power to get the job done. 4 and his eighth overall was really a job done well. Tfte Dlfferencel Dual Cylinder Brake Pedal Assembly Short or Tall Master Cylinders Features steel pedal with large foot pad, non-skid foot surface and total seal rubber boots. Adjustable balance bar for precise fronUrear pressure ratios.Standard pedal length is 10.25". (5.2 to 1 ratio) CNC-2045D 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 26 2-pc Aluminum Drums Driving Suits Standard Fire Retardant Cotton / Proban Driving Suits. Race Prep'ed CV 's • MCK-0250-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-930 MCK-0251-1 CV Jt. w/Cage-934 IRS Axles from Sway-A-Way™ 300m 930 Race Axles For more information give us a call or visit us online @ July 2005 Trevor Copeland took the Class 9 honors in his Jimco, Trevor was ninth overall as well, seen here at speed. Headin' for home, Kaleb Schmidt was first across the finish line in Class 2 and he was a very nice fifth overall as well. as Rentsch, Auricht and Burrows would suffer the same, if not worse conditions. Terry Rose was out of the race with an oily Y6 Honda in his Jimco, also out was Joe Bulmer with turbo problems. Half way to the finish Fellows crossed the tim-ing mark in the lead followed by Rentsch now only 20 seconds be-hind and looking strong Burrows had moved in front of Auricht to take over third position, Justin Anderson now held position five, sixth position and the first of the Class 2 1650cc buggies Kaleb Schmidt in a Suzuki powered Rimco, Brad Prout in a BRB buggy held seventh place in the first of the Class 9 single seater, Greg Gartner in the Ford Courier was holding down 10th place on the track. The J imco of David Fellows crossed the line in a time of 03:39:30, to take the win, a very consistent drive in rough and dusty conditions, second home was Sh-annon Rentsch in the Chenowth buggy, lu: was caught up in some slower vehicle dust and could not catch Fellows, settling for second, his time 03:4:04 ahead of Mark Burrows 03:45:51, Auricht was fourth home with a time 03:47:06. Kaleb Schmidt in fifth outright and first home in Class 2, a good result for this team, his time for the race 04:05:52, Greg Gartner in the Ford was sixth outright and first in Class 4 with a time 04:06:26 an-other good result after what was a big crash at Goondiwindi in 2004. Tony Byrnes in the Chevy truck fin-ished just behind Gartner to take seventh outright and second in Class 4, with a time 04:09:20. Mathew Coleman in the Rodeo truck finished his first National event in this class and his first real drive in the truck to take eighth outright and third in Class 9, his time 04:09:41. In ninth outright was Trevor Copeland in the single seat Class 9 Jimco 04:09:47, 10th outright and second in Class 2 was Darryl Smith, his time 04:13;12. Class 3 was won by Peter Barnes setting a time of 04:217:01, Gary McCarten finished first in Class 5 while in Class 7 Geoff Pickering led from start to finish his time for the event 04:47:41. After a tough battle with the car and dust John Henderics and the Holden Rodeo V8 crossed the line to finish first in Class 8 and 12th outright, a good result after a tough day. Congratulations to Fellows and his team for an outstanding result, now with a strong lead in the out-right championship, all minds move to Alice Springs in central Austral for the next round of the Australian Off Road Champion-ship in June. __ . .,,. Dusty Times

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~ RIDGECREST 250 Cuffaro Takes overall By]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Todd Cuffaro took the class 1 win, set fast lap for the class and was first overall as well, not a bad race! The MDR Ridgecrest 250 took place Ridgecrest went off without a hitch, no utes in arrears, Kirk Kontilis came along insomeofthebestweatherwe'll;seefora accidentsofnoteand,bestofall,noinju- six seconds later in third place, Todd while, it was wanu, not too, and, as the ries. Cuffaro was running in fourth place, ~ progresses the temperatures will con- Rrstoff the starting line were the Class Garron Cadiente was in fifth spot, Ron tinue to rise and then some of the racing 1 guys and their lap tin1es were fast and, Whitton was running in sixth and Eric becomes a bit less fun as it is hot in the car for the most part, consistent. These guy Hamann was in seventh place. and the pit crews get a little grumpy as had seven laps to run and when they When they completed their second they stand around all day in the heat. can1e around to start their second lap it lap it was Kirk Kontilis, moving up a few The race, held in the high desert just was Ridgecrest' s own Tom Koch in the spots and taking the lead, Alex Staats was outside of beautiful, downtown lead, Alex Staats was second, two min- stillinsecond,lessthantwominutesout Lee Orr had a good race, he put in his four required laps and went home from Ridgecrest with the gold medal. Geoff Milke led from the second lap, he took the Class 7 win with ease, seen here in his good looking Ford. of the lead, Garron Cadiente had moved up two spots into third place, Todd Cuffaro was still holding on in fourth, Ron Whitton was running in fifth place and Eric Hamann was sixth. Tom Koch disappeared from the scoring d1arts. ~---------------- ~=~~-------~ As the third lap ended irwas still Kirk Konrilis in the lead, Todd moved into the se.cond spot, some three minutes out of the lead, Alex Staats was still hold-ing on in third place, Eric Han1ann moved up a few spots into fourth place, Ron Whitton remained in fifth and Garron Cadiente had slipped to sixth. Brian Thompson led all the way in the Class 11 contest, he's seen here heading for that ever wonderful checkered flag. Page 28 Terry Ingold led the class 1300 group ,all race long, set fast lap on his first lap, seen here heading for the bam. July 2005 Pas.5ingthemidwaypointoftherace, on the fourth lap there were no dianges in the running order although Kontilis had opened up his lead to six minutes. At the conclusion of the fifth lap Kirk Kontilis continued to lead the pack, Todd was still in second place, five min-utes behind the leader, Alex Staats hung on in third place, Ron Whitton had moved up to fourth place, Garron Cadiente was up to ftft:1.1 place and Eric Ha111ann had disappeared. The sixth lap ended and there was a Dusty Times

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change in order, Todd Cuffaro had moved into the lead, albeit a slim one, Kirk Kontilis was now in second place, he was less than a minute in arrears, Alex Staats remained in third place, Garron Cadiente moved up a notch into fourth place and Ron Whitton slipped to fifth place. After~ hours the checkered unfurled and it was Todd Cuffuro taking thehodyrontestedwin,AlexSraatsmoved intothesilvermedalareaandKirkKontilis came in for the bronze medal, a broken tie rod bracket almost put him out but a nearbyCllecker Pitwelded him up and he managed ID finish, his thanks ID the Qieck-ers and to Patrick Machine. Ron Whitton was first off the podium and Garron Cadiente took fifth place honors. Class 300 only had one en tty, Lee Orr and Lee motored around for his four re-quired laµ;, noticeably slower during the second half of the race but still took the clas.5 win. Class 5 also only had one car entered, Christian Hall, but he had troubles, a not too fuse first lap was recorded and an al-most seven hour second lap pla;ro taµ; for Christian, a long hard daywith no reward. 111e Class 7 guys were next away and what looked like a good race shaping upon the first lap soon turned into a runaway. These guys had~ laµ; to run for a finish and when the first lap ended it Barry Karakas in the lead, setting fuse lap for the clas.5alongtheway.GeoffMilkeWdSserond in, less than three minutes behind the leader and Shawn St. George was next in. Attheendoftheserond lapitwa.s Geoff Milke in the lead and Shawn St. George in the second spot. Barry Karakas was some-where out on the rourse. On the third lap JeffMilke=stillcrank-ing off nice quick laµ;, his remainingrom-petition, Shawn St. George was nowhere to be seen and so the race was essentially Dusty Times Steve Looney took the class lead on the second lap and he took home the gold medal when the day was done. over, GeoffMilke justauised along for the balance ofhis seven required laµ; and took the clas.5 win. The Oas,; 750 racewassµu;dyentered also, thefirstlaphadKarlStokeswitha 15 minute lead over JeffRigd. On the second lap, Karl Stokes had major problems, he had over a three hour Bob Schreiner led the class all the way, when the four laps were done he has 20 minutes in hand over second place. lapandslippedintoserondspotwhile]eff Rigel went into the lead. On the third lap Stokes made up al-most half an hour in time but he still re-mained in second place behind JeffRigd. At the end of the fourth lap Jeff Rigel was still in the lead but Karl Stokes was Continued on page 30 1600 was a small class, but a win is a win and Joe Jeffrey led all seven required Steve Herrera worked his was up from the back of the pack top take a nice laps to take the win. second place finish. He set fast lap for his class. July 2005 Page 29

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Alex Staats gave it his all, as seen here, he ended up in the second Barry Karakas set fast lap on his first lap, unfortunately it was also Jason Gutzmer had a good race going until the last lap when troubles cost him much time, he finished second in Class 11. spot in the Class 1 contest at Ridgecrest. his last lap, a dnf was his this day. really ooming on, he had just set fast lap unlucky, he was unable to finish his sixth waved. When the first lap ended it was for the class and was now only 35 minutes lap. and so he too became an also ran. Michael Licari in the lead, Raul Flores in the hole, but, it was all in vain as temri-Lots-of problems with the Class 7 racers. was an hour behind the leader after nal probleffii made it impossible for him Only two entrants graced the Class mechanical woes slowed his pace greatly. to oomplete his fifth lap. Jeff Rigel's fifth 8 ranks and there was never any real The second lap had Licari still mov-lap was his fastest of the race:but, ever so contest from the time the green flat ing along quite quickly, Flores' lap time Page 30 July 2005 was quicker this lap but he was still a long way back in second place. 1 On the third lap, Michael Licari set fast lap for the class and Raul Flores was no longer racing. Licari just cruised along for the next three laps, heading for the win but he disappeared on the seventh and final lap and there was no official winner in Class 8 this day. I tell ya, for as nice a day as it was there sure was a lot of bad luck floatin' around in Ridgecrest this race. The Oass 10 guy.; were ready to go and as they oompleted dlcir first of seven required lap; itwas Frank Hines in the lead, setting fast lapford-ieclass along the way, Mike McGee was a mere 30 ~ bd:und in~ pace.John White was durcl, another seven minutes behind and Erick Jacob;, in fourd1 place, would be smarting over a four and a half hour lap. 11-ie second lap saw Frank Hines 6m1ly in the lead, second place John White was an hour behind the leader and Erick Jam had picked up his pace but 1-ie too was well down tl-ie ladder on time. Mike McGee had flown tl1e coop. On the third lap Frank Hines was still clicking off fast times while Jolm White, second place, was still way over an hour behind and Erick Jacobs was in the same boat, moving along nicely but still losing time to the leader. Surprise! When the fourtl1 lap was over itwas John White in the lead, Frank Hines and Erick Jaoobs had both suc-rumbed to terminal mechanical ixoblems. John White continued on his merry way for tl1e next two lap;, moving along at a very quick pace bur, he too, like so many otl1ers, disappeared from view on his last lap. Again. Nowumer in Class 10. 1he two Class 11 GlfS entered only had to complete four lap; for their race and, wonder of wonders, tl1ey botl1 did manage a finish! Brian l11ompson cranked off a Shawn St. George had a rotten race, many troubles on his second lap forced him to retire from the race wa too earl . Frank Hines led the first three laps in the Class 10 fight but big problems put him on the trailer, an unfortunate dnf. • Dusty Times

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Clare Ross gave it a good run for her five required laps, she was only Steve Michael led the first lap but dropped to second place and it was Kirk Kontilis led the Class 1 group for four laps but some necessary welding late in the race only got him the bronze medal. 11 minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. there that he finished, seen here at speed. fairlyfustlap and he led Jason Gutzmer by lost quite a bit oftime to the leader. came in for second place although he 7JJ minutes at the end of Lap 1. On the penultimate lap Looney set was well over an hour in arrears. Thompsonstillledafi:erthesecondlap, fast lap for the clas.s and picked up an- Lots of trucks were on hand for the now he had increased his lead to 26 i:nin-other five minutes over Michael. Class 14 50 race and they had a pretty utes=Gutzmer. Last lap, and Steve Looney came in good one for their four required laps. Third lap ended and the positions re- for the checkered flag, Steven Michael Nine of them left the start line, all intent mained the same, Gutzmer picked up a a>Uple of minutes but still was in second place behind Thompson. TI1eir race ended after four laps and Brian Thompson had the win well in hand, Jason Gutzmer had troubles on his last lap, which was quite long but he still rerorded a decent second place. on winning and all of them trying pretty was running in fourth and Bob Ander-dam hard. When the first lap ended it son was in the. fifth spot. Frank Vernola was Bob Schreiner in the lead, Marquis was sixth across the line and Steve Pulido was second, some five minutes in Herrera was running seventh. Ryan Doe arrears, Matt Torian was in third, an-and Ray Carmody failed to complete other two minutes back, Belden Alivio Continued on page 32 There was only one entry in Class 1200 and Javier Avila was determined to cruise around for his required laps and rake home a wfn, but, itwasn't his day, he had major, major problems on his first lap, almost five hours for the lap, got things going nicely on the second and third lap but he too fell victim to the course and was seen no more, an unfor--. i / Moro. RSPORTS ~ ~ ~ ~ tunate dnf. There were two entrants in the Class 1300 rare and, unfortunately, this class also wasn't mud1 of a race. At the end of their first lap it was Terry lngold in the lead, set-ting fast lap for the class, Clare Ross was second after a long lap and a late start. On the second lap Clare made up a minute on the leader but at the end of the second lap she was still over an hour in arrears. They remained in position on their third lap although Clare lost some more time to Terry. They both ran well on their fourth lap, just a few minutes apart on lap times and when theygotintotheirlastlap, Terry Ingold had big problems and lost lots of time. So, when the checkers flew it was still Terry Ingold in the lead, he got the gold medal, Clare took home the silver, . only 11 minutes behind the leader at the -end. Good show! Class 1400 had to run five laps for a finish and here too, there were only two entries and they tried to make a contest outofitbuttheyweren'tabletosraydose. At the end of the first lap it was Steven Mid1ael in the class lead and Steve Looney was second, 10 minutes behind d1e leader. On the second lap Steve Looney turned it on and he took the lead, Steven Mid1ael was second, 20 minutes behind the leader. On the third lap Looney remained in the lead while Michael had troubles and Javier Avila gave it everything he had at the MOR Ridgecrest race but he could only get in three laps before disaster struck. Dusty Times Manuf acturtr /2 ~i!!tributqr of an expanding and unique produc\ line of motorsP,or;i P.rqdu~is. ., / . tlli!JlJJ Pro Force Air • Significantly outflows other 'blower type' helmets • NOT a converted motorcycle helmet! • Lightweight Composite Shell • Snell SA-2000 Automotive Rated • Fire Resistant Interior Sp• ial wt FREE .._. _______ 111!11!11 ... _. Helm•t Bag I! LOWRANCE liP!i !igl6ten1• • BIW & Color Displays • 2· to 10.4" Screen Sizes • Portable & Panel Mount • Unlimited Mapping ertex H hPerf r-·---Rad o!i ... ---a:;; • 128 to 250 Channels • 50 to 110 Watts of Transmrtbng Power! • Alphanumeric Digital Display • 3 Year Warranty • Exceeds Mil-Spec Standards - July 2005 19.i!I/ Cordless lmpactKit • ½" Drive • 216 ft.-lbs. Torque • Carrying Case & Charger • Only 6.6 lbs.! • Vehicle Holster Available COMMUNICATION !ilJLIJTION!i FDR RACINli& RECREAna • 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 Filter Options • BAJA PROVEN Xcelf"M~ BIJNETM Dzu•Taol iii!/ Satlll "Ptlona Page 31

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John White moved up through the pack to take the Class 10 lead on Third place in class went to Matt Torian, he was less than three the 4th lap but he disappeared on the last lap and was a dnf. minutes out of second place when the checkers flew. their first lap. The third lap saw some changes in Mer three and a half hours the check-Ron Whitton had a decent race, he was the fourth place finisher in the always tight Class 1 contest, seen here at speed. and final finisher in a well rontested race. Theywere evenly matched in time on At the end of their second lap it was position but the leader was still Bob ers flew and, no surprise, Bob Schreiner still Bob Schreiner in the lead, Marquis Schreiner. Matt Torian had moved up was first to take the flag, he had led all the Pulido was still in second place, some to a spot and was now in second place, way. Steve Herrera set fast lap for the nine minutes in arrears, Matt Torian SteveHerrerawasuptwospotsintothird classonhislastlapandthatputhiminto was still running third, two minutes out place, Belden Alivio remained in fourth second place, Matt Torian was down one of second place, Belden Alivio was still place, Frank Vernola was up a spot into spot and he finished in third place, Frank in fourth place, Steve Herrera was up a fifth place and Marquis Pulido dropped Vernola came in for a fourth place fm-few spots into fifth place and Frank to sixth place after major problems cost ish, Belden Alivio took the fifth finishing Vernola was stuck in sixth place. hin1 much time. spot and Marquis Pulido was the sixth AlonelytwocarsrontestedtheClass their fourth lap, but Kirvin never ap-1600 race and it really wasn't much ofa peared again, lost somewhere out there contest Joe Jeffrey had a five minute lead on his fifth lap. over Shad Kirvin at the end of the frrst Joe Jeffrey motored on and com-lap, that lead increased to 14 minutes pletedhissevenrequiredlap,insixanda when lap 2 was over and it was really all half hours to take the Class 1600 win. over on the third lap when Kirvin had a So it ended, ever)lxxly healthyafter the horrendously long lap to repair major race and back to the shop to get ready for problems. the next oonflict See ya all there! NfJ1U. Frank Vernola worked his way up to fourth in class and that's where Garron Cadiente flies straight and level on his way to·a fifth place A fifth place finish for Belden Alivio was the best possible at MOR he finished the race, seen here in his good looking Ford. finish in the Class 1 contest at MOR Ridgecrest. Ridgecrest, seen here heading for the checkers. • 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 /JON T HAVE 17: NO ONE IJOE9I 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. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. ©2005 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 32 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Darnen Jefferies Porter Chevy proudly displays the Kartek emblem, It was a fitting display for Kartek and Roy Dehban, a result of some a 1968 Baja 1000 entry sits alongside. of their handiwork in the racing business. Inside there sat the Husky that Malcolm Smith rode in 1968. Kar Tek Re-Grand Opening Text & Photos: Rod Koch Certainly an attention getter. the Kartek building facade gives you an idea of the innovation going on inside. 100 degree temperatures in DamenJefferies' #lll Chevy/Por- air-conditioned store, on the street Southern California on Saturday, ter Class 1 racer, was parked next to a was one of the current state-of-the-May 21, didn't appear to be much of vintage two seat off road car that had art, rock-crawling single seaters from a deterrent as a large number of off participated in the 1968 Baja 1000 Walker Evans Racing. KarTekcan also road enthusiasts came to see the vari- and originally driven by George Had- supply many of the components that ety of off road vehicles and vendor dock and Skip Newell. In those early it takes to construct one of these in-displays at KarTek's facilities in Co- years of the sport, Haddock's car credible rock-crawling sports ma-rona, CA. Kar Tek' s store had under- raced in Class 4 Non-Production 2-chines that are drawing lots of interest gone considerable remodeling over wheel drive. Whatagreatcontrastand these days. Parked nearby, was Mike the past few months, thus the title of one that showed the evolution in off Belk and Greg Foster's SCORE Lite this special event, Grand Re-Open- road race cars, especially in the area race car, #1209, looking ready for the ing. Kar Tek specializes in selling state of suspension technology. One man next Baja 500. On the other side of of the art suspension, shock and light- who has seen and experienced this the street, several spectators were ing components for every class ofoff evolution in off road racing, the leg-checking out two Class 1/2.-1600 cars, road race vehicles from Trophy Truck endary Malcolm Smith showed up to fully prepped and ready to race. Fur-to Class 9 as well as pre-runners. The sign KarTekposters. Malcolm, who has ther up the street, again showing the same for dune buggies whether they been a winner in more off road races, evolution in off road race cars was a are VW or Northstar Y-8 powered. on both motorcycles and off road cars mid 1970's Funco SSl single seater, KarTek can supply both builders and than most of us can remember, parked next to a current racer, a mid-enthusiasts with just about everything brought his fully restored 1968 engined Class 5 Baja Bug convertible. needed, except maybe that Northstar Husquvarna 8 speed to the KarTek Back in front of the KarTek store, motor. event and was on display in the show- Roger Allison, President of American If KarTek doesn't have in stock the room. Rally Sport Group, was spotted check.-exact suspension or brake compo- Walking back outside ofKarTek's ing out the MDR Ford Ranger race nents a racer needs, their machine shop located one block away from their store, can probably make it. KarTek's owner Roy Dehban said that their CNC machines are also rurning out special brake components forcer-tain NASCAR teams, further empha-sizing the high quality of KarTek's products. Out in the KarTek parking lot and in the street directly in front of the store, it looked like contingency row for a major off road race. Ven-dors, race cars, support vehicles, pre-runners and dune buggies lined the parking lot and for one block on each side of the street. Kyle Taylor's #18 BITD TrophyT ruck, looked awesome after being totally rebuilt after rolling and going endo at tl1e Parker race ear-lier tl1is year. Several Class 1 cars were on display, including Dale Ebberts and Ernie Castro Jr's #109 racer. Dusty Times Sand or Desert ~ Race or Pla Desert Pre-Runner 1 %" Chrome MOly ChalSis 13-("WheelBase 11012-A O...-Aw:. 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One a Dejong Manxster, had license plates, rum signals and a near woodie side trim, plus a surf board on top. It was certainly cool looking and with a long travel suspen-sion that could take on any off road pre-run, or, put on sand tires and go play in the dunes. The second, a gleam-ing black Foddrill 4-seater, parked next to one of the Jeepspeed competi-tors, was ready to take four people pre-running in style and speed with Y-8 power and lots of suspension travel. The fit and finish ofbotl1 these 4-seat-ers was first class. On this same weekend, Kar Tek was also involved in its second race of the KarTek Off Road Desert Champion-ship with the Caliente (Nevada) Dusty Times 250 presented by SNORE. Seems like if it has anvthing to do with racing or playing off road, in the dirt or on the sand, KarTek's superstore is there with the right components for tl1e builder, competitor or enthusiast. 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RIM OF THE WORLD RALLY Richard's Rim Repeat By Scott Bottomley Photos: Motorsports Memories First Overall, t•t Open 4WD, Patrick and Nathalie Richard drove their Subaru lmpreza Sti to a great win at Rim, they won all but two stages. · Twice as sweet for Pat and Nathalie with Subaru -Western Region. With Matt Iorio leads the USRC points Richard, the sibling duo from the 22nd running of Rim of the championship. Next on the schedule Canada, who won the 2005 Subaru World and the second of four events is Rally New York and Laughlin. At Rim of the World Rally presented by on the United States Rally Cham pi-the opening round at Cherokee Trails; AutoSport Engineering in associate onship (USRC) calendar complete: Ireland's Tom Lawless won overall in Page 34 July 2005 Nicely airborne, Matt Iorio and Ole Holter drove to ,!Id Overall, ,!Id 4WD at Rim Of The World, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. Hollingsworth and Jason Grahn in their VWJettaGLI. Second place in 2WD Open Class was the team of Bruce Davis and Lee Sorenson, seen here in their Dodge Neon SRT-4 at speed. Saturday's nine stages started under sunny Califor-nia skies with the running of the Powerline stages up and back. Emerg-ing first on the run up Powerline stage was Group N his Mitsubishi Evo VIII. With the weather shorten-ing the amount of the scheduled stages, Friday's times were re-duced to running the famous smooth Del Sur stage twice mak-ing it a Col for the field. With Pat quickly estab-lishing the pace on t11e tield m 111s Open 4WD class Subaru lmpreza STl. Finishing fourth overall and first in Su-per Stock (a new configuration under USRC rules) was Stephan Verdier (last year's Pro-duction winner) and Allan Walker again in a Subaru WRX. Leading Open 2WD after two stages with a two minute margin was Craig Ralph Kosmides and Jimmy Brandt drove their Subaru lmpreza to a great ,!Id Overall in Group N, 6'h overall as well. Matt Johnson and Wendy Nakamoto took four stage wins in their Subaru lmpreza WRX, they took the silver medal in Super Stock. Erik Lyden and Jay Socha took the bronze medal in Open 4WD, their Subaru Legacy seen here in typical flight on a stage. Dusty Times ' l

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7 ' Bill Malik and Amity Trowbridge were 1" in Open 2WD, seen here at The big winners in Group N were Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino, speed in the Volvo 142 on their way to the gold medal. seen here in their great looking Subaru lmpreza Sti. Winning five stages, finishing fourth overall, Stephan Verdier and Allan Walker won the Super Stock Class in their Subaru lmpreza. Ken Block leading the tight pack of tunes. Especially on Messenger Flats mile by mile, boosting their confi-the Richards, Iorio, Workum and West that the rally fell out of his grasp dence -they finished second during Stephan Verdier. On the way back, it when he posted a time of 18.39 fall-the middle stages three times and win-was Patrick first adding more to his ing far behind the others. Meanwhile ning the last three outright to seal insurmountable lead followed by Bill Malik and Amity Trowbridge in the victory. During the middle stages Iorio, Block, Workum and finally his Volvo, were gaining momentum, beginning with the first running of Verdier -who slowly began falling off Magic Mountain and ending with the over a minute behind. Jimmy Keeney rerunning of Magic that Bruce Davis and Brian Moody won Stage 1 on and Lee Sorenson in their Dodge Saturday morning but never ran Neon SRT-4 won three of the four higher than third except for a sec-stages run giving Bill Malik all he had. ond on Magic Mountain West later He would come up short finishing in the afternoon. . .. .lfb the pace. Next up was the famous Magic Mountain stage after Super Special II was run but not scored. Ri-chard set a blistering pace in a new Subaru, while nursing a sore wrist that needed ice from time to time, he set fastest time in all the remaining stages except the Powerline stage when Ken Block broke through with a stage win margin of just .3 hundredths. Praying that Richard would get a puncture or any malfunction to slow them down, Matt Iorio and Ole Holter kept the heat on throughout the day and night running times comparable to the lead-ers but to no avail. Ken Block ran the remainder of the rally without any pressure from his class competitors and only enough to sus-tain the times needed to stay with the two leaders in Open 4WD. Although his times were slightly slower, he re-mained with the lead pack finishing in third and was very much a part of the rally winning the Group N title by four minutes. He won the Super Special late in the rally with a time of 2.21. Hard luck story goes to Canadian Peter Workum who was leading after Friday night's stages in the Open 4WD class. He had a tough time staying with the leaders on Saturday, but on the last stage he had a serious off on SS 13 Del Sur North. If he had not done so he would have a solid fourth place finish. Meanwhile, in Super Stock, Super Verdier (an awful pun intended), pad-ded his minute lead on SS9 Messen-ger Flats-West by adding another half minute to his time; he finished first in class. Matthew Johnson and Wendy Nakamoto (Super Stock -Subaru WRX) desperately gave chase, staying close hoping for a bobble by the class champions; although they gained a minute winning tl1e final three stages, it wasn't enough. Third place in Open 4 went to Marvin Ronquillo and John Burke in their Subaru WRX, he fell behind to the faster leaders who set a torrid pace early. In Open 2WD on Friday night it was Craig Hollingsworth who took the early lead winning both stages fin-ishing in the 22 minute range while the others, Bill Malik, Bruce Davis and Jimmy Keeney finished two min-utes back. Class favorite Brian Scott witl1 co-driver, David Hackett, in tl1eir Ford Focus took second place but would succumb to clutch problems Saturday morning and eventually drop out. Brooks Freehill and Brian McGuire also started well in Open 2WD but would drop out late in the day on Saturday from an untold mis-fortune. A new day and a completely dif-ferent rally for Craig, who started well on the Powerline stages, while his competitors gained on his misfor-Dusty Times Rubicon shown with optional lumbar 1 800 565 4042 July 2005 Top Competitors in every Major Off Road Event Choose MasterCraft Seats and Restraints Including: Scott Douglas Evan Evans Mike Julson Curt and Kyle Le Due Rob Maccachren John Marking Carl Renezeder Matt Scaroni Dave Smith and Dave Ashley Scott Steinberger Shannon Campbell Aaron Dusenbery Walker Evans Johnny G. Mitch Guthrie Joachim Schweisow Tracy Jordan Jason Paule Page 35 ....... -

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-SNORE AT CALIENTE Carr/Harman Take The overall By John Cal11in Photos: Alan Madden It was all honey and roses for Jeff Carr and Jeremy Harmon, the took the Class 1600 win by 1 0 minutes and the overall win as well. Boy, what a weekend for a race, the weather was beautiful, although we could have had a bit more of a breeze on race day, Caliente opened it's arms to the racers, as they nor-mally do, there were plenry of racers on hand for the event and we got to watch lots of trains on the Union Pacific line. Tech and Contingency was held on Friday evening, there was a pleas-ant breeze and the temperature was WWW.JETAGE~URNITURE.COM MATERIALIU BRUSHED STAINLl!'.SS 5Tl!:£L TEMPE;Rl;:0 GLASS 51:Z:ESI CC·l"l"ltl!': • 4B"L X 2:6°W x. 1 6"H DH•tU•,IG • 70°L x; :33°'W X 3Q•H Page 36 July 2005 Kenny and Clay Flippin had a fairly good race, a flat tire and a brake fitting problem didn't stop them from taking the Class 10 win. Bryan Freeman drove the Champ car to the class win, his dad, Kenny, got in and drove the car across the finish line. in the high seventies, all in all the best possible conditions. The drawing for starting numbers was held in the Knotry Pine Cafe and Casino after contingency Friday evening and then all were ready for this northernmost race on the SNORE calendar. The race was scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and the rac-ers were all set to tackle a race course that had been ravaged by the heavy rains and flooding some months ago. The water crossings were not the usual streams one encounters in a race in Caliente, they were more along the small river category and many of the racers found out the hard way, if you contest Mother Nature, you must use caution, otherwise, Mother Nature wins. How many drivers spent a lot of time stuck in the water, we'll never tell! Also, most of the fast sections of the course were now partially eroded from the rains so it paid to run a bit slower than normal and stay out of Continued on page 38 -----,.,.,..,,,~-,..---=--=-~ It was a close race in Heavy Metal but the class win went to Richard Blunk, seen here threading his way through the trees. Eric and Dan Deen drove their neat looking Bug to the Class 5-1600 win with just a couple of flats to hamper their progress. Dusty Times

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-Scott Smith ran solo, he had a flat on the last lap that slowed him quite T J Flores didn't have the best of days, he kept losing belts and it was Brandon Hughes, with rider Hope Benedict were stuck in the water a bit but he came in for second place in 1600. expensive in time, he still took second place in Class 10. for a while but they still finished second in class 9. trouble, and, most of the washes now known and at race end, only 50% of place after spending much time try-and Mark Hutchins had another su- Mark Hutchins remained in fourth had square corners and had to be them got to the finish line. As they ing to dry out in the car after a very per long lap and J.C. Dean added place and J.C. Dean decided to call it negotiated carefully to save the sus- came down that very looong steep wet water crossing. Bob McBeath another very long lap and was not a a day and was on the trailer. pension and, last but not least, where hill to the finish line after the first lap never completed his first lap. happy camper. The checkers flew and Kenny loads of soil had been swept away it was T.J. Flores leading the way, Clay Lap 2 ended and now it was Clay The third lap ended and it still Flippin took the Class 10 win, their there were now rocks, small boulders, Flippin came along about four min- Flippin in the lead, T.J. Flores had was the Flippin clan showing the way, only problem during the race was a call them what you will, they too were utes later, Chris Wright was running dropped to the second spot and was now Kenny was in the car and mov- flat tire and a broken brake fitting, a great impediment to fast driving. in third place in Brian Freemal's car, 12 minutes out of the lead, Chris ing just as fast as his brother had, T.J. second place went to T.J. Flores, he The eager Class 10 drivers were Mark Hutchins was running fourth Wright was still in third place, he was Flores was still holding onto second had experienced the loss of the power the first to head out into the un- and J.C. Dean was a terribly long fifth almost 20 minutes behind the leader place, Chris Wright was still third, steering belt and alternator belt a few Caliente wasn't too bad to Courtney Collins, she drove her good Kenny Freeman drove his Unlimited Sportsman Buggy car to a nice Tom Burns was fast and consistent, he took the bronze medal in lookin' car to second place in the Sportsman Buggy battle. second place at Caliente. he was just 10 minutes out of the win. Class 1600 at the Caliente car wash and race. another The Suspension Company. Page 38 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Chris Wright drove 99% of the race, Brian Freemal 1%, they had no John Phegley, assisted by Jerry Stewart drove his last race as a Mike Byrd had a good time, he had a flat to contend with but he finished a nice third place in the Class 5-1600 race. real problems and finished third in the Class 10 contest. free man, taking a decent third place in Heavy Metal. times during the race, he was less than four places into eighth place, Tony free run except for a flat tire right 15 minutes in arrears. Brian Freemal Farshler was up a couple of spots into near the end of the race. We also con-was in for Wright, they still held onto ninth place and Kenny Thatcher was gratulate the pair on a very impres-the third finishing spot. Brian drove down two spots in 10th place. Don sive first overall on a very tough the last few hundred yards as driver Wall was in 11th place, Odo Cox course. Scott Smith held on to the ofrecord, the only problems they had was down for a few spots into 12th second spot, he also had a trouble was a rear tire coming loose. The great place after a very long lap and Tracy free day, except for a flat tire late in looking Hutchins car never com- Axton was unlucky 13th. Dan Brad-the race, third place went to Tom pleted the last required lap. Most of ley dropped from the scoring chart, Bums, he was having off and on front the drivers stated it was a fun race, he was having brake problems and end problems, he was running slower kinda dusty and the course was so declared, "ltwas not a good day!" than he liked, a very nice fourth place very different from previous Caliente Jeremy Harmon took over from went to Fernie Padilla, he went races. Jeff Carr for the last bit of the race through some loose spindles and The 1600 cars were up next and and the team were first across the fin-some shifter problems and Rick all 17 of them were really ready for a ish line, taking the Class 1600 win Farrady came in fifth, only one flat fight. Unfortunately, five of the with 10 minutes in hand, a trouble hindered them all race long, they de-group didn't complete their four re-quired laps and many of the finish-ers were very late coming in, all sorts of maladies being the reason. The first lap had 15 finishers and they were running close in many cases. Scott Smith was the first car to finish the lap, Jeff Carr was second, only a minute off the pace, Cory Torres was in third place, Fernie Padilla was fourth, Tom Bums was running fifth and Corey Goin was in sixth place, seven minutes out of the lead. In sev-enth place it was Kenny Thatcher, Odo Cox came along three seconds later, Pat Glennon was right there in ninth place, Laine Knecht was less than a minute later in 10th place and Tony Farshler .was 11th across the line. In 12th place it was Eddie Aguiar, Don Wall was running in 13th spot, Tracey Axton was 14th and Dan Bradley was in 15th place. Bob Dziurawiec failed to complete his first lap as did Cody Freeman, who had his steering rack break, caus-ing him to roll the car a few times and he retired at this point, unin-jured but very disappointed. At the end of the second lap it was still Scott Smith holding the lead, Jeff Carr was in second, just a few seconds out of the lead, Tom Burns had moved up a spot into third place, Corey Going also was up a spot into fourth and Pat Glennon was up three spots into fifth place. Fernie Padilla had dropped three spots and was now in sixth place, Odo Cox was still in the seventh spot, Kenny Thatcher dropped a few into eighth, Laine Knecht was holding steady in ninth and Eddie Aguiar was 10th across the line. Tony Farshler was down a spot into 11th place, Don Wall was in 12th place, Tracy Axton was in 13th and Dan Bradley was in 14th place. Cory Torres was out of the fight, he lost a wheel and had major front end problems. The third lap ran well, now it was Jeff Carr in the lead, he had about two and a half minutes on Scott Smith, now running second, Tom Burns remained in the third spot, Femie Padilla was up a few spots into fourth place and Rick Farrady, who was in for Pat Glennon, held on in fifth place. Laine Knecht moved up three places and was now running sixth, Eddie Aguiar moved up three places into seventh, Jimmy Messick was in for Corey Goin and dropped Dusty Times The Class 9 win went to Glen Dickton at Caliente, he had a trouble free run and he took the win with 17 minutes in hand. Bill Spienlove and Kevin Colan drove Shiroky's car and they took the Sportsman Buggy win with 20 minutes in hand. Jason Gubler took the win in Unlimited Sportsman Buggy, a long third lap hurt him but he still took home the gold medal. July 2005 clared "it was an awesome day!" Sixth Farshler ended up in 11th place and place went to Eddie Aguiar, he drove Orio Cox was an unhappy 12th the entire race, had a couple of flats place. Tracy Axton never completed to keep him occupied and some igni-the final lap. tion troubles, but he only complained There was only one entrant in the about the excessive amount of dust Champion class. Kenny Freeman was on the course. Jimmy Messick came out there driving his four seater with in for a seventh place finish, Jimmy at least three people on board at all had the power steering mounts break times, Kenny took a lap, son Bryan and he had to slow down quite a bit, took a lap and we believe son Cody Laine Knecht was noticeably slower also took a lap. They had a ball, aver-on his last lap, he finished in eighth aging two hours per lap on their three place. Kenny Thatcher came in ninth lap run. and Don Wall came in 10th. Tony Continued on page 40 A ircraft Spruce is a worldwide distributor of quality products for the rac-ing industry. Our product line of over 30,000 items is one of the most extensive from one single source. 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The Thomas/Cavanaugh duo had an absolute ball, it was their first Femie Padilla reported some spindle problems and shifter problems Gary Messer had a nice encounter with a tree at Caliente, he finished race in a brand new car and they came in third in Class 9. but he carried on to a nice fourth place in 1600. a decent fourth place in Class 5-1600. Seven of the Heavy Metal trucks Schifanelli was running fourth and Phegley was up one into fourth place Tibbetts was down to fourth place utes behind the leader and John were next to race and only three of John Phegley was in fifth place. Greg and Andy Schifanelli was down a after a very long lap. Andy Schifanelli Phegley, back in the driver's seat for them made it to the finish line this Becker and Tammie Gubler weren't spot in fifth. was out of the race, reason unknown. the last lap, took a decent third place day. Running first at the end of the able to finish their first lap. Not much changed on the third The checkers fell on Heavy Metal finish. They had one flat tire to oc-four required laps was Richard At the end of the second lap Ri-lap, Richard Blunk remained in the and Richard Blunk took the win, cupy their spare time and fluctuat-Blunk, Monte Tibbetts, the Pine chard Blunk was still in the lead, Mark lead, Mark Gonzales moved up into sorry we missed him after the race ing oil pressure made it a perfect day. Ridge kid was running in the second Gonzales had moved up into the sec-the second spot, a bit over four min-but we can only assume he had no No less than 12 Class 5-1600 spot, eight seconds out of the lead, ond spot, he was some three minutes utes behind, Jerry Stewart was in for problems. Mark Gonzales came in bugs were on hand to engage the third was Mark Gonzales, he was only in arrears, Monte Tibbetts had John Phegley and had moved up an- second, he drove all the way and had course and the trees at Caliente. As 50 seconds out of first place, Andy dropped a spot into third place, John other spot into third place and Monte no problems, he finished just six min- they came down that long steep hill -~-----'-~~ Sheldon Paul and Chris DeLoe both drove the car, they had major Pat Glennon and Rick Farraday shared the wheel, their statement Angel Vinaja and Rick Cordova had a fun day, no reported problems front end problems late in the race, they were third in Sportsman. was, 'What an awesome day!", they were fifth in 1600. and they came in for a decent fifth place in 5-1600. Page 40 D ~AD ' Mickey Thompson's New aJa ro eatures An Added Protection With A Tough New Aramid Wrap. Stop by the Mic Display at all SNORE, MORE, and U.S. SCORE events or ont 1-817-0101 x120 for Details On This Tough New Tire! July 2005 Dusty Times f

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Steve Shimp and Jay Shain had a pretty good race, they rolled the Eddie Aguiar had a couple of flats, had lots of dust to deal with but he Corey Goin and Jimmy Messick broke the power steering mounts car but carried on for a fourth place finish in Sportsman Buggy. soldiered on and finished sixth in 1600. on the last lap, came in slowly for a seventh place in 1600. towards the finish line at the end enth, Dee said he had no problems, of the first lap it was Jasper Dyer in just lots of dust to contend with and the lead, Mike Byrd came along was happy to have finished his sec-three minutes later, Gary Messer ond race after a four year absence. was third, two minutes later, Angel Ron Plunkett was the eighth and fi-Vinaja was fourth, 30 seconds out nal finisher. of third and Guy Savedra was the Class 9 was next away, they only fifth to cross the line. Dan Deen had a five car entry and three of them was in sixth place, Lucas Hand was saw the checkered flag. On the first running in seventh after fighting a lap Glen Dicton set fast lap for the clutch pedal and a rock, Dee Tow- class and was the class leader, Ron els was in eighth place and Ron Thomas was the second car across Plunkett was ninth after a terribly the line, Brandon Hughes came along long first lap. Steve Alexander, Tim in third place, Rusty Ruby was a long Millis and Rick Gutierrez were not fourth after major problems and seen at the finish line. Paige Reeves was nowhere to be seen. The second lap saw many changes At the end of the second of the in position, Jasper Dyer remained three required laps Glen Dicton still in first place, Eric Dean, who was held the lead, he now had 20 min-now in for Dan came up four places utes on Brandon Hughes in second to second spot, only three minutes place and Ron Thomas was third, out of the lead, Angel Vinaja was just a few minutes out of the second up a spot into third place, Mike Byrd spot. dropped two spots to fourth place Coming around for the checkered and Gary Messer dropped two spots flag it was Glen Dicton taking the to fifth. Billy Worthing, who was in win, he reported no problems dur-for Hand was up a spot into sixth ing the race outside of an oil light place, Dee Towels was up to seventh that flickered a lot. Second place went and Ron Plunkett was up to eighth to Brandon Hughes, he and his rider, place. Guy Savedra was seen no Hope Benedict were stuck in the wa-more. ter crossing for quite a while on their As they finished their third and first lap and only had one flat tire to final lap it was Eric Deen taking the bother them for the rest of the day. class win, setting fast lap for the class Ron Thomas was out of the car and gave him a minute and seven second buddy Cavanaugh drove the last lap. lead, enough for the gold medal. They reported no problems in spite The Deen guys had two rear flats of the fact that this was their first during the race, no other problem. race in their brand new car. Welcome Jasper Dyer drove the entire race, aboard and may all your races be so rolled the car on the second lap and pain free. he was relegated to second place at There were six Sportsman Bug-the finish. Mike Byrd moved up to gies that took to the hills around the final spot on the podium, Mike Caliente this day and when they came had one flat tire during the race and around on the first of their three re-had some engine problems which he quired laps it was Greg Frechette in thought was improper jetting. Gary the lead, Bill Spienlove was about Messer ended up in fourth place, he three minutes behind the leader, in almost rolled his car but he side- second place, he was subbing for Jeff swiped a tree and that put the car Shiroky, who had surgery on his back on all four, and Rick Cordova, hand and would get in the car just who was in for Angel Vinaja before the finish line. Courtney dropped a few spots to finish fifth, Collins was the third car to cross the they reported no problems along the line, Paul Sheldon was fourth in and way. Sixth place went to Billy Steve Shimp was fifth. Dave Beeman Worthing, we might add that David didn't complete his first lap. Matsui, the Dusty Times Distribu-There was no change in position tor for Japan rode part of the way on the second lap, they were, in or-with the boys. Dee Towels was sev-der: Frechette, Spienlove, Collins, ,,,.......,,,_.-......--,-------'----=--------, Jasper Dyer rolled his car on the second lap and it was costly, he finished second in Class 5-1600, just over a minute out of the win. Dusty Times Chris Deloe who was in for Sheldon Paul and Shimp. As they came around for the checkered flag it was JeffShiroky tak-ing the class win, Courtney Collins was next to cross the finish line, she reported no problems during her run. Chris Deloe was in the third spot, he reported one flat tire during the race and a broken front end late in the race but he was able to limp in. Jay Shain was in for Steve Shimp and was the fourth and final finisher. They reported a roll-over on their second lap and a loose steering wheel compliments of loose bolts. Greg Frechette was unable to finish his last required lap. Last, but definitely not least were the Unlimited Sportsman Buggies, they also had three required laps for a finish. When Lap 1 ended it was Jason Gubler in the lead, Tom Hood was second, some eight minutes be-hind, Jacob Bowman was running in third place and Ken Freeman was fourth after a horribly long lap. Jason Gubler still led at the end of the second lap, Tom Hood was in the second spot, he was about 18 minutes in arrears and Ken Freeman was back up to speed, still in third Mark Gonzalez had a good race, he ran trouble free in his Ford and took a nice second place in Heavy Metal. place. Jacob Bowman failed to ap-pear this lap. Jason Gubler had some broken stub axles to deal with on his last lap and it was costly in time, he lost more than an hour and a half but he still squeaked· out the cfass win. Second place, now only 10 minutes out of the win was Ken Freeman and Tom Hood was nowhere to be seen. And so it ended, the post race im-pound area was crowded with family and friends for the required inspec-tions of the leading cars in class and all the testing was over late in the af-ternoon. Then it was time for the evening awards, then food and drink and get ready for Sunday morning and the long drive home. Next on tape for SNORE is the Midnight Special, August 5-7. See ya all there! @ ...... u_~ 1'J.1j ~ -~ ........ 4~ • .~w • o,p,1r,: / ,ftfiA RArTERIFS 1llE uu~ PoWEA SOutllC.E• ZTREME TIRE co. NE:.VA~ OFFROAD BUGGY T-SHIRT SM-MED-LRG-XXLRG ONLY $10.00 CROW ISIJUtEIRIF~ , , ' I I ! i • l ., • ~ ) I "' -~ SOI O .. • .. HFRF WE CARRY A\1/IDE ASSORTMENT OF \I/ELD ON TRICK TABS "'-~~~---·· CALL. TOLL FREE 1-888-755-5900 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW #130 * LAS VEGAS, NV* 89102 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM " SAT 9AM-5PM (702) 871-5221 fax July 2005 Page 41

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M.O.R.E. l<ARTEK 300-BEARD 1450 SHOOTOUT "iiijig8 crowd For Memorial Day weekend Race By Ann Donaldson Photos: Trackside Photo There were 36 trucks in the class but when the checkers flew it was Lloyd Snyder taking home all the goodies. Lucerne Valleyexperienced the largest race crowd in a long time when MORE held the Kartek 300. More people than caa:uswere in beautiful Lucerne Valleyfor the Memorial Day weekend event The race day weather was hot and dusty, the usual conditions seen this time of year. One hundred and thirty-nine cars started the race. The Pro were re-quired to complete six lap; with the Sports-man cars driving four lap;. The 48 mile roursewas considered rough by some rac-ers. Thedeserttookmanycarsoutof con-tention on the first lap. After the race the competitors and MORE put on a festive BBQ/ chili cook-off. Free hot dogs, chip;, soda and beer were available along with d1ili. But racing probably was more to the taste of father and son Brian Walsh, Jr. and Sr. They sped away with the overall win driving a Class 10 Aarm car. The total time behind the wheel was five hours and 13minuteswithanaveragespeedof 54.7 mph. Thiscarwas26minutesahead of the next finisher, Lee Perfect, who pi-loted a beam suspension, two seat Class 10 car. Class 10 had 12 entries. Bill Tsakiris went the distance for third place. Finish-ing in fourth place was Mike Deardorff in his two seat beam buggy. Matt Cullen took fifth place driving a single seat car. s~ McMullin and Tom Craigare still fighting the new car blues in their two seat Class 10 car. Tom started the race in the driver' sseatwith Robyn McMullin codriv-ing. TI1e two set the fast lap of the class during the first lap. On the third lap, they took on fuel and made some adjusonents to the car. On the fifth lap there was a driver mange. Steve McMullin took the wheel and his son, Matthew, got into the right seat Just µist Bessemer Mine Road, they broke a pivot bolt on the left frontA-am1. They drove back to the pit and, after a long two and a 11alfhours, were able to jury-rig the car enough to finish the race. The Gledhill brothers were only able to romplete four lap; in their two seat orange and blue buggy before calling it a day. John White was able to romplere two lap; with wheel bearing troubles. Allen Russell went one lap before joining the growing list of DNFs. TI1e rough desert took its toll with three separate Class 10 cars-driven by Ryan Lesher, Craig Dillon Eduardo Gonzalez was the big winner in Class 7A, he took the win with fast times, no problems and over an hour on his competition. and Shane Brown -unable to complete a lap. Class 1 had only one finisher. Mike Pacewichz had a long race day but took the classwin. His first lapwasoomplered in a quick 52.8 minutes, but troubles arose and the other five lap; took over an hour each, with the third lap taking more than two hours. Srott Kincaid was unable to complete more than four lap;. Srott had a very fast first lap with a speed of 61 mph. Jennifer Clemison, driving a black two seat Playtem car, was able to go three lap; before calling it a day. Billy Robertson, drivinga two seat Pen-hall car, was smoking fast on his first lap with a 62.9 mph average speed. On his second lap the troubles started with two flat tires. On the d1ird lap at Pit B, d1erear limiting strap broke, pulling d1e axle and c.v. out of the transmission. Result: the car was loaded on the trailer. Vince De Jong was only able to com-plete one lap. Class 5 had three starters and two fin-i.shers. Srae Griffith, driving the green open Baja Bug car for its last race, finished with four minutes ro si:me. Steve said, "l took a water and cigarette break that was a little too long, and Eric Earnest almost caught me." On the fifth lap Sr.eve losrche clutcl1 master cylinder, but that "didn't slow us down too long", Steve said Griffith is build-ing a new car and while in d1e building process he will be on d1esidelines. But look . for him racing as soon as he can. Eric Earnest decided to drive the en-tire Class 5 race and had tow co<lrivers, Nick DeAvlia and Eric R~. On the first lap about 20 miles into the race a flat tire put Earnest down on time by 25 minutes. Eric marged all day, catching up to Steve Griffid1 little by little on each lap, so he finished second a slin1 four minutes be-hind the leader. Darrell Clifton brought out a new white Baja Bug prepped by Prowlers in Can)On Country. The car could have been mistaken for a 5-1600 car if not for the Type 4 motor and Mendeola four speed transmission. Darrell had son1e new car troubles and was only able to com-plete one lap. With $9,CXX) in priz.e money provided by MORE and KARTEK, 30 1600 bug-gies had plenty of incentive to try to go all out for six dusty lap;. The racing is always tight in this ultra rompetitive class and this race would prove no different. Afi:er the first lap, a group of five cars, led by Paul Keller, were all within 65 seconds of first place. Tun Craig was just two seconds off Keller's pace, followed by Frank Wagner (piloting teammate Curt Geer's rocker), Dan Folts, and Dave Girdner driving Brad lncl1's car. T wenry-eight cars completed rhe first lap as the Johnson Valley desert bested Paulden Helper and Mike Ward. Folts bolted to the front on lap 2 wid1 Oaig hot on his heels when Keller fell a few minutes off the lead pace. Wagner suffered a flat tire near the end of lap 2. He turned over d1e car to Curt Geer dur-ing a quick pit stop for fresh rubber and was nmning tl1ird on time at the line. Girdner was fourth followed bya pack of cars including Craig Forrest, Rick Bo~r. Warren Messick, Adam Ashcraft, Ryan Sd-iank, Brad Aercl1er, Matt Gumz and Loreruo Rodriguez. Running each of his five required laps in just over an hour, Gerado lribe took the Mike Pacewichz heads for the clouds, Mike took the Class 1 contest in spite of big Tim Craig took the lead on lap 3 as front suspension woes forced Folts from the race. Geer was second, followed by GirdnerandAshcraftwith Boyer, Messick, and Forrest in a tight battle. By the end of lap 4 20 cars were still running. Geer as-sw11ed d1e lead as Tun Craigwas plagued by reoccurring fan belt issues and fell off the pace. Don Johnson, who took over the reigns for Girdner in the Inch car, was second Forrest and Oaigwere acme front of the d1aSe which remained basi-cally d1e samewid1 Schank, Ashcraft, and Rodriguez slipping a bit. Class 5-1600 win with ease. _t~_ou_b_l_es_on_th_e_t_h1_·rd_la~p_. __________________ _ Steve Herrera led the class for a few laps but he had to settle for A nice second place in the Class 7A truck race went to Ken Keegal, Dennis Dunn lands hard, he finished his five required laps and took second place after a long last lap was quite costly. here ready for takeoff at the MORE Kartek 300. second place honors in the 5-1600 class. Page 42 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Scott Kincaid led the Class 1 race for three laps but a long fourth lap Joey Gladish was just a wee bit off the pace, he was second in the spelled trouble and he never completed the race. Trophy Challenge class, three minutes out of first place. Second place in the Class 5 battle went to Eric Earnest, he was four minutes out of first place when the checkers flew. The running order on lap 5 was un- racing gods are smiling on him this year colorful Jeep that just keep; on going won and flats. changed as the field headed out for the because he landed rubber side down. 1he the class. Four miles into the first lap Giti The other JeepSpeed entered was final cirruit first place earned Curt $5,400, not count- said, "We went straight and into a six foot driven by Ricky Lee, who had troubles on The Geer and Wagner duo found the ing contingency money. ditch." Gitisaid the course was rough and the first lap. At Mile Marker 35, he broke winners' circle for the third conserutive Other race categories may have lacked he saw an alarming amount of race vehicle a bump stop and lost a spring, but he said MORE race of 2005, finishing 13 min- the attraction of big money prizes, but carnage on the first lap. Two co<lrivers theracewasalotoffunandnoted that he utes ahead of the nearest foe, which was thatdidn'tlessen the intensityofcompeti-rode with Giti, Erik Lopez and Jeff passed quite a few 7s and 1450 trucks gcxxl enough for second overall in their tion. Zimmerman. Giti credits Larry Ehrhardt before he broke. Lothringer built car. Curt survived a roll-Two Si:ortsman Jeep Speeds made the for the prep he did on the Jeep and Mickey Si:ortsman Clint Fisher drives a four over along the way -and )-OU know the trek to Lucerne. Giti Gow land with the Thompson tires for a race free of trouble seat Lothringer buggy. Clintwent the dis-tance, four laps for this class in three hours and 48 minutes. Rnishingalittle<M!I"three minutes later was Joey Gladish, who drove the entire race. His firstcodriverwas Kevin Lyneis, who stayed in the car for two laps. Then Todd Jergensen jumped into the right seat for the final two laps. Todd has watched his old car have a remarkable track record. Continued on page 44 ffl!lll!'J~~'.;-;:' Brian Benson was a bit off the winning pace in Class 9, but he was Lee Perfect ran fast, consistent laps in Class 10 but he was only able Dave Girdner and Don Johnson ran Brad Inch's car to a very surely fast enough to take the silver medal. to garner the second spot, seen here saving tire wear. respectable second place in Class 1600, a trouble free run. Dusty Times . 1'ied Ii tested a. Stranger ~~~.;...;;;_~Lighter tlfan other cast wheels an the market • Counter Pressure Casted Aluminum • Satin Smooth Machine Finish I/able In: 15x4, 15x7 aeadlacl-t an an-aeadlacl-t VW 5 Lug Pattern - 5 an eD5mm . -... -714.578.BeSB July 2005 Beadlacks:: ... □blue □black □red . □polished • Page 43

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There were 36 trucks in the class and when the dust settled it was Perry Fleming was having a great time in Class 7 A 'ti/ a four hour third Third finishing spot in Class 5-1600 went to Stephen Eavenson, he Frank Vernola taking home the bronze medal. lap put him out of the money and out of the race. was a scant three minutes out of second spot. A nice third place finish in Trophy Challenge went to Greg Crew, seen here heading for the checkered flag. Steve Johnson gave it his all this race but he was relegated to a third place finish in this hotly contested Class 9 race. Five laps run at an hour each, one just under an hour all added up to a third place in class 10 for Bill Tsakiris. racer. Joey has finished every rare, and with each finish, he has moved up a plare, this time to second Todd enjay-ed his ride, but he said he preferred his Open clas.5 car, whid-1, by the way, is another Mike Smithbuilt Driving his Lucas Oil sponsored two seat buggy, Greg Crew finished in third plare. Terry Wyi;enbek in a two seat beam suspension buggy finished four minutes later for fourth place. Don Heinematm wheeled his two seat buggy to a fifth place finish, just one minute behind Greg. The Parr brothers had a rough week-end Chris Parr driving his orange Che-Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of military-specification wiring systems for all motorsport applications ~. ~ ~ .... ' 1t .. ... ' -·,✓, ~ -~. . , .. .. ' ' ' ' . ., -... .. MoTeC Engine Management and Data Acquisition Systems Robust 32-bit sequential f1Jel and spark control systems built co withstand extreme racing sr·,d pre-running . punishment. Turn-key systems available for all popular off-road engine packages. Digital display ar.d data acquisition systems for all levels of competition. Engine and chassis dynamometer services available. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, inc. 689 s. State College Blvd. Unit K Fullerton, CA Tel: 714-446-9475 Fax: 714-446-9247 Page 44 Utilizing the finest. Raychem System 25 components, the industry standard for all professional racing sanctions. Engineering, assembly, and comprehensive testing performed 1 00% in-house. Complete harness assemblies and circuit control components are available to suit your budget. High--Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Meters Lightweight, stand-alone system works w ith al! engines and alternate fuels -carbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know exaccly what their engine is doing. No flashing lights -just the facts ... Nail it; co a number! « ~ ~---~ ~~~<~-=~, IV10TORSPDRT ELECTRONICS vve're making connections ... July 2005 nowth Mini-niag had a long day. Chris 111e team of Steve Eavenson and Jay finished in sixth place, but it took over McCoy was sixth off the starting line. Jay eight hours. His brother, Mike, did not wasatthewheelofthe bright green Bug, a complete a lap. rock caused a flat tire at the end of the first Two others in this class also had lap. His chase crew changed it for him. trouble. B.J. Bates was only able to finish During the second lap he hit another rock, twolaµ;,andthedesemookabiteoutof but this rock did much more dat1iage. Matt Frick's car. He broke the rear tor-The rock bent the floor. 111at moved the sion housing on the thitd lap for a DNF. clutch pedal and the clutch cable came Driving a black Ford Ranger, Mark off. Jay finished the lap and the third lap Gonzalez went four laµ; for the Class SA with no clutcl1. Steve got in the car and win, but Lane Dilbeck l1ad a rough day discovered he was tmable to drive without ai.1dwasnotabletocompleteasingle lap. the clutch, so Jay got behind the wheel 111ewinnerofClass 5-1600, Gerardo Neartheendofthe founh lap,Jaymissed lribe, not only preµ; his car but many a shift in a sand wash and stalled the car. other competitors' cars as well Geraldo Fellow 5-1600 Bug, Pluga Racing pushed finished 31 minutes al1ead of the field. their stalled car to get it started so it could Behind him taking second place, was Den-finish the rare in third place. Pluga Racing, nis Dunn in a silver Baja Bug. also having clutcl1 troubles, showed no-Clint Fisher was the Trophy Challenge winner, but it was a close win, he only had three minutes in hand at the end. Giti Gow/and had no competition this race but he still gave it everything he had, hence this great pie of Giti at speed. . Dusty Times

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' I Not one lap over an hour, Craig Forest went on to a nice third place All of Mike Defelice's lap times were quick and consistent, he was Tom Bola was fourth in he 5-1600 battle, he's seen here in his good looking car heading for the checkered flag. in Class 1600, less than three minutes out of second. first guy off the podium at the MORE Kartek 300. table good sportsmanship. lap, Guy got behind the wheel with new and her two children at future evenlli. Tom Bola driving a white Bug rolled co-driver Gloria Perez. She rode for two There may be two new race car drivers in the finish line for fourth place followed by lap; during which the only problem was the making. Cory Geer in fifth place. that the oil rooler broke off at the mounlli. Fmishing in seventh place was Louis "Big" Tony drove the black and red ThiswasGloria'sfirstraceandshefound Chamberland, whowasaminuteahead Bug for the last two lap; to a sixth place that the off road world can be full of won-of eighth place Kenny Tolbert. Kenny, the finish. The GS team started out with Saw-derful people. Her children were treated final finisher in this clas.5. yer Clark driving and Guy Savedra co-to a ride in the race car after the race. Art Mike Wright was notable to rontinue driving. Right after the start they had to Savedra realizes the "monsters" he has now on after four lap;. Billy is a lake Havasu repair a loose throttle nut. On the second helped to create.Art expects to have Gloria City resident who works for a team rac-ingtheCORRseriesin the Midwest Billy started the race in the driver's seat Thirty-was in Michigan for a CORR race, and it five miles after the start he had a steering took him a 10 hour flight and a four bolt sheer off. Improvising, he used the hour drive to get home the Thursday pin from the on-board fire extinguisher before the race. Instead of sleeping Billy and limped his car back to the main pit spentthenightpackingandgettingready fora real repair. Billy turned the car over for the race. He left his house in the later to long time co-driver, Trevor Epps. afternoon with his race car in tow for the Trevor was able to proceed three lap; four and a half hour drive to Lucerne. and was in the pit to tum the car back Billymadetechwithnotimetosµrre.He Continued on page 46 First off the podium in Trophy Challenge was Terry Wyrenbeck, he's Flying towards the camera is Doug Si/cock, he finished in fourth A couple of long laps relegated Mike Deardoff to a fourth place finish seen here at speed out on the course. place, he was a mere two minutes out of third place. in Class 10, seen here doin' it the right way. Congratulations Ross Hoek on your 1st Place Win During Round 4! Dusty Times ' I ® 1 / THE BEAR OF !!iU!!iPEN!!ilON!!i / Call 1.866.4 A DEALER ext. 5029 or visit sk · July 2005 Complete with Platinum Series Shocks, Softride® Coil Springs and Rear Add-A-Leafs. Clears 33's. Also Available: • 2.5" Poly Value Kit • 6" Kit 4WD Only Congratulations Scott Taylor '05 Points Leader Pro-2 Page 45

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Rick Boyer went as fast as the traffic allowed, he finished fourth in Steve Loomey was in great shape the first two laps but his two last Cory Geers first three laps were fine, the last two were kinda long, 1600, he was just a minute out of a podium finish. laps were long and he ended up in fifth place. he ended up in fifth place in 5-1600. over to Billy. The car at this point had lost the brakes. The crew started to make repairs. Then the way the rear tire was · sittingwas noticro, and it didn't look quite right. The rear mi~tub bearing broke. Fellow 5-1600racer,JeffSackand Brian Hurch were trying to help in making a repair. It was a tough decision to make, but Billy knew the weekend of racing was over for him. He parked the car. Billy was already thinking of his plan€! trip back to Michigan on Monday m9ming. Four laps were required for Class 7 s, and there were five entries, two Ford Rangers and three Toyota 4x4 mini trucks. Eduardo Gonzalez drove his Ranger to a huge hour and a half lead over the rest of the infield. Second place went to Ken Keegal, who drives a blue T~ta 4x4 truck. Perry Heming driving a Toyota 4x4 was a DNF with three laps completed. Christian Ramirez in yet an-· other T~ta 4x4 was a DNF after two laps. Justin Lott in a Ford Ranger was not able to complete a lap. . Class 9 decided to run five laIK It took class winner Corey Torres in his single seat orange and blue car five hours and 54 minutes to complete the la{K He saw the checkered flag 24 minutes ahead ofBrian Benson, who took the silver. Eight min-utes later, Steve Johnson in his silver car came into the finish line for the bronze. Driving solo in a blue single seat Lothringer, Doug Silcock finished in fourth place. CodyRashinfifthplaceoneminuteahead of Roger Schank. James Ward came in seventh place after suffering a nasty roll-over. The final car to finish in this class was driven byScottAnnand. Mike Hinson had a short and painful day. On the second lap he and his co-driver son, hi.ta large hole. The left rear of his car bottomed out The hi.twas so hard that the rubber bump stop was crushed. The seat in the car hit the floor board and compressed his lower back. He µirked the car after that Mike has plans to change his seats to somethingwith more padding. If )OU had a Class 1450 pre-runner truck )OU would have wanted to race, be-cause this was the race that Beard Seats µud the $200 entry for evet)Qne entered. The race for this class thus was dubbed The Beard Seat 1450 Shootout Thirty-five trucks entered, but the desert took its toll, and only 10 trucks were able to com-plete the four laps required for the class. The Class 5 win went to Steve Griffith, but it was hard fought, he took the checkers with four minutes over 2"' place. won butwon with 34 minutes ahead of the competition. One reason for this amazing win was the fact theywere driv-ing the multi-winning GMC mini-truck owned by Bob Scheiner. This truck has won the last seven out of eight races it entered lastyear. Bob missed a couple of races this year since he wanted to take the time and rebuild the truck. For this race Bob paced in the pits while Lloyd and Jeff had a great time. Fmishing in second place was a full size truck with equal length I-beam front sus-pension driven by Steven Herrera. A black Ford driven by Frank Vernola ·using Carnburg suspension came in third place. Fourth went to Mark Defelice. A black extra-cab Ford Ranger driven by Steven l.oomeywas fifth. During this race there was a helicopter crash, with a crew of three on board.Two were badly burned, Steve Kurtyka and Dave Wallace. Steve was fihning the race. Dave is the father of 1/2-1600 racer Garit Wallace. Both are looking at a six to eight week stay in a ho.5pital along with many skin graft surgeries and rehabilitation to come after their stay. A web site has been created to take donations to help with the costs for Steve Kurtyka. The site a http:// U,WW.steuesfund.arw. We wish them all a speedy recovery. The next MORE race is July 23, 2005 in Barstow, California. Check http:// U,WW. moreracing. nev' for more infonna-tion. ~.Q:! (The Class 1600 report in this mce SUJry tOOS provided by David Girdner.) Driving for the first time and taking the class win was Lloyd Snyder along with The Class 10 win went to Brian Walsh, he ran quickly and trouble free and took the co-driver Jeff Moore. Tileseguys not only "'-go.:...l.:...d_m_e.:...d_a_f _w,_·th_.:...ea.:...s.:...e.:...· ___________________ _ Mark Gonzalez was really quick, he ran his four laps in less than four hours and happily took the checkered flag. r' The Class 9 win went to Corey Torres he ran five fast laps and took the win with more than 20 minutes to spare at the end. Curt Geer had a great day, he ran each of his six required laps in the mid S0's and took home all the marbles in the 1600 race. Don Heinemann came in fifth in Trophy Challenge, he was less than Fifth place in Class 9 went to Cody Rash, he was a bit off the winning Warren Messick was just a few minutes per lap off the winning pace, a minute out of a fourth place finish in the Trophy Challenge. pace in class at the MORE Kartek 300. he came in for a decent fifth place in the 1600 battle. Page 46 July 2005 Dusty Times

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Success on the street be-choice of more SCORE champions gins with winning on the track and than all other tire manufacturers BFGoodrich Tires is involved in combined. This course delivered every type of racing, including oval, more than 10 hours of some of the sports car, drag, desert and extreme harshest punishment we've seen in rock-crawling. With 18 consecutive a Baja 500 race for some time. The Baja 1000 wins, the most wins in tire's design and construction en-rock-crawling history, and an un-abled Robby to finish the race with-matched record on pavement, BF-out a single flat saving valuable min-Goodrich Tires has proven the only utes and resulting in the win. records it breaks are its own. Visit When you put any machine BFGoodrich Tires online at through as much pounding as we ... -.1% did today, you'd think the first thing to go would be the tires. They stayed with us, said Gordon. The race was tough; it was a pretty slow average and a lot of rocks. It's nice to win one, we've come so close so many times. Following the Baja 500, Gordon departed for Dover, DE where he raced in Sunday's NASCAR Nectel Cup event (he fin-ished 29th.) 30 YEARS AND GOING STRONG This win is particularly sweet for BFGoodrich and its crew of pit and communications volunteers. Dur-ing the weekend, BFGoodrich kicked off a year-long celebration to recognize its 30th year of SCORE desert racing. What a way to finish the week-end, said Frank DeAngelo, off-road motorsports manager for BF-Goodrich Tires. We were just visit-ing with Robby's dad, Bob Gordon the other night and were talking about all of the great memories of racing here during the past 30 years. Robby's win this weekend is just a perfect ending to a perfect weekend. Over the past three decades, countless drivers have taken top overall or class honors in desert races on BFGoodrich tires. Legend-ary names like the Gordons, Larry Ragland, Rod Hall, Rob MacCach-ren and the venerable Herbst brothers have helped create and extend the BFGoodrich Tires legacy of off-road racing. BFGoodrich Tires celebrated its 30th year by recognizing all of the drivers, teams Dusty Times THE STRAIGHT Poop FROM THE BIGWAHZOO Because of the closeness of the re-cent MORE 300 race in Lucerne and the SCORE Baja 500 race n the next weekend, a lot of our members are scattered all over the place and your Wahzoo cannot round up enough good info by my deadline to make a proper report on either race until next month ... but I do have some MDR race results and one good Checker story for ya. MDR RIDGECREST RACE-As kinda last minute deal three Checker members were involved in this 35-en-try race. Tom Koch, in his unlimited buggy, hit a race car stopped in the dust on the course and tore the shit outta his front end ... and Tom went no further. Mike McGee, in his Class 10 car, had the whole front beam bust in half and went no further. The fact that his throttle stuck while load-ing the car up after the last race, jump-ing off the trailer and slamming into a big Chevy truck might have been a contributing facror ro this front beam failure?? Jim I look was banded and prepped a buggy, which was driven by two non-Checkers who took a first place in Class 1/2-1600. Ain't it kinda surprising how the worm has turned recently? MORE is now drawing like 160+ race vehicles at its last few races, and MDR is now down to 30 plus ... Hmmm? UNGRATEFUL MOOCHERS-The Club policy is that it's the Pit Captain's call on whether or not to help out a non-Checker car which comes into a Checker pit looking for help. The Pit Captain at Checker Pit #3 at the MORE Lucerne race was Reverend Roy. And just by chance Jeff Hibbard, our Prez, and George Thompson, our Club's Treasurer, rushed out to help at Roy's pit be-cause of an unexpected lack of pit help at his remote location. As a seem-ingly endless number of cars and trucks streamed past a member of another pit about two doors down the road came up to see if they could get some kinda an O-ring. Roy gladly loaned him a box of assorted O-rings to solve their problem, which the guy returned in a bit. Later, members of this same large pit crew came up and asked if the Checkers could do some welding on car #94 5 that they were pitting. After checking the status of our own Checker Class 9 entry, the Rev said OK and directed them up to the side of the pit trailer, next to the welder. After the Checkers ground off the powder coating in a couple of hard to get at locations and used wet towels to protect brake lines and c.v. boots, the cracking tubing was welded up and the car left to get back in the race ... and just before it did, our Prez slapped a "I broke it, but the Check-ers fixed it" sticker on both sides of the car. But to the astonishment of our guys, not anyone in. this la e mooching crew, not even one of them, bothered to say "thanks" to any of our guys for the work they'd just done to fix their #945 buggy. Natu-rally this was noticed by everyone and it kinda pissed them off. But what really pissed them off was the next time that buggy came by, which they'd just repaired, the "I broke it, but the Checkers fixed it" had been torn off! ... and Hibbard was not gonna just let this insult slide. So Jeff wan-dered on down to their pit to 'dis-cuss' it with their crew. When he called them on it he was met with some shrugged shoulders and a bunch of "I don't knows" (we found out later that the crew had immediately radi-oed their main S/F pit to remove those damn stickers during their up-coming planned driver change). When our Prez returned to the Checker pit, without making a big fuss over it, he simply mentioned that he just hoped that those bunch of jerks just might be stupid enough to return for 'a third bite from the apple.' Well, it wasn't even a half an hour until Hibbard's wish came true, as their whole crew started walking back up towards the Checker pit. This time carrying a one piece Baja front hood and pushing an obviously broken 5-1600 car for some more help from the Checkers ... but this time theywere confronted by our Prez, who stepped out from under the pit's sun shade and started shaking his head 'NO WAY', and waving them back. When they asked by, Hibbard told them why in no uncertain terms. The whole big group of them paused, kinda con-fused-like for a moment, then a couple of them went back and started talking to the driver who was still in the car. Then suddenly the helmeted driver emerged from his Baja Bug and started marching very deliber-ately up towards the Checker pit, with all of his ungrateful pit jerks follow-ing in behind him. With an over 3 to 1 disadvantage it looked like a fight was definitely imminent, with our guys starting to glance around for some kinda weapons to defend them-selves. But just about then the driver pulled off his helmet ... and it was Tony Vai1illo! Tony is an ol' Checker who was one of our premier Checker Pit Captains for many years and good friends with every Checker in the pit. After a quick old timers reunion with Tony, the Prez made it clear that we'd gladly fix Tony's ride, but strictly for him and not all those ungrateful ya-hoos he was with. A tense peace pre-vailed as the Checkers repaired Tony's steering and welded up some tubing cracks, as his pit crew members now repeatedly thanked the guys and re-peatedly apologized for not thank-ing them for the previous repair work that our guys did on the other car. And also for removing our "I broke it, but the Checkers fixed it" stickers. Paybacks are a bitch, but one old Checker suddenly and unexpectedly emerged to save his crew from what they deserved. The only bright spot in this mess was one of the young driv-ers, who later got into the #945 car, went out of his way to hunt up the three Checker officers after the race and apologized for the actions of his guys out at Pit #3. And also the ac-tion of his crew at his main pit where out Checker stickers were ripped off. His apology was accepted, and this incident is now considered closed. As usual, the ol' Wahzoo reports these kinda stories to make a point to other non-Checker racers and pitters. The Checkers will generally help other off road racers when that help doesn't appear to have the pos-sibility of hurting the efforts of one of our own cars in the same class. And all we ask for this quality help is a thank you, and no crap from ya when we slap a couple of"I broke it, but the Checkers fixed it" stickers on the sides of your race car. We're a se_rious off road racing TEAM, a male-only brotherhood, and an easy and fun loving group of guys to get along with as long as you treat us with the respect we've earned over the last 31 years! .. -.ICU TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING INC. SNORE 1999 Transaxle Builder Of The Year congratulations Mike Deardorf 1st in Class 10 2nd overall MDR Lucer n e 250 TRANS.AXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 July 2005 Page 47

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CORR AT 1-96 SPEEDWAY Renezeder sweeps Pro-4 By ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: J&L Photography A first and a second place finish made Ben O'Connell a happy guy, he's seen here in full flight heading for a win. Carl Renezeder Flies high, wide and handsome, he took the win in both rounds, seen here heading to the checkered flag. There were a dozen rarin' to go in PRO-2, and, as usual, they gave the spectators a race for their money. Kevin Probst led past the halfway point but he was overtaken by six time PRO-2 champ, Scott Taylor. Taylor went on to take his 39th PRO-2 victory, Josh Baldwin was right there in second place, Scott Douglas, new to PRO-2 was third to the finish. Kevin Probst came in for the fourth finishing spot, Dan Vanden Heuvel was fifth in, sixth place went to Brian Hinman, Larry Goudie was seventh, eighth place went to Steve Barlow, Todd LeDuc came in ninth and Carl Renezeder was a distant 10th place. Scott Peterson, a rookie, came in 11th and Evan Evans was the 12th and final finisher. fourth place and Scott Taylor had to settle for a fifth place finish this round. Dan Vanden Heuvel was the sixth place finisher, Josh Baldwin was back in the seventh finishing spot, Steve Barlow finished in eighth place again, ninth place went to Larry Gourlie, Todd LeDuc came in 10th, Kevin Probst was an un-happy 11th place and rookie Scott Peterson was 12th. Scott Taylor leads the points with 31, Scott Douglas has 30 points accrued, Josh Baldwin is third with 25, Evan ·Evans and Brian Hinman a;e tied for fourth with 24 points each and Dan Vanden Heuvel is next with 21 points. The opening two rounds of the CORR 2005 Series took place at the 1-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The races and the fans were blessed with perfect weather on Saturday but on Sunday, Round 2 the weather Gods decided to rain on the parade and it caused some difficulties for racers and spectators alike. Jason Baldwin drew the pole position start for Round I and he held the lead for a while but soon succumbed to the pressures of Carl Rcnezeder, who was on a mission, Curt LeDuc, who was in hot pursuit, then it was Jason Baldwin in third place and his brother, Josh first off the podium. When the race was over it was Renezeder raking the first win of the season, Curt LeDuc was right there in the second spot, Jason Baldwin took the third finishing spot, Josh Baldwin was in fourth place, John Greaves came around in fifth place and Rick Huseman was sixth. Seventh place went to Steve McCrossen, eighth place went to Dave Christoferson and Al Drews came in ninth. In the second round, with a wet track awaiting the group, Johnny Greaves jumped into the early lead, bur, alas, John rolled his truck and faded towards the rear. Josh Baldwin jumped into the lead but, at the halfway mark Carl Renezeder powered by and rook the lead. When the checkers flew it was Renezeder taking his second win of the weekend and gathering 40 points in the process. LeDuc had to OBA: Discount Foreign We Have In Stock: Ultra Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6.5 $135.00 $145.00 & up Centerline Wheels 15 X 3.5 & 15 X 6 $129.95 $135.95 15 x ~ 10 $146.95 Call for Prices 3636 Meade Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 Page 48 (702) 247-1266 We Now Do. MAGNA FLUX settle for the second spot once again and Curt had 30 points to his credit at race end. Josh Baldwin came in third, Jason Baldwin was fourth, a reversal of their Saturday finished and the brothers are tied for third place in points. Steve McCrossen was up a few spots into fifth place, Johnny Greaves finished in seventh place and he and McCrossen are tied for fourth place in points. Al Drews was th<' sixth place finisher, Rick Huseman finished ninth, he and Drews are tied in points and Dave Christoferson finished in eighth place and sits last in points after these first two rounds. When the second round started it was Steve Barlow jumping into the early lead, but on the third lap, guess what? Evan Evans came roar-ing by, took the lead and there he remained, raking a very nice PRO-2 win. Scott Douglas had a great round, he was up a spot from the first round, taking a very nice sec-ond place, Brian Hinman had a nice race, finishing in third place, Carl Renezeder took a decent There were 16 waiting to go in Pro-Lite race. Chad Hord took the lead, led for five laps then gave it up to Jeff Kincaid, but, with three laps to go Chad got back in the lead and there he finished: his first victory in a few years. A close second place was Steve Federico, Arr Schmitt had a nice third place finish, Jeff Kincaid was fourth to cross the line and Mark Krueger came in fifth. Stacy Pike had a decent sixth place finish, Kyle LeDuc came in seventh, Randy Eller was eighth, Don Ponder came in ninth and Lee ENGINE CONTROL & DATA SYSTEMS POWERING THE OVERALL WINNERS OF THE BAJA 1000 THE CHOICE OF eHAMPIONS ENGINE CONTROL Stand alone Engine Management for 4-12 cyl engines Sequential Injection and Distributor-less ignition Internal Logging with closed-loop lambda mapping Custom harnesses made for your application Complete systems from $5000 DATA SYSTEMS Data Loggers with up to 128MB of memory Powerful software to collect and analyze data Steering wheel and dashboard displays Support available for SCORE and BfTD Made in the USA. July 2005 EFI Technology Inc. 4025SpencerSt #102 Torrance, CA 90503 Tel. (310) 793-2505 Fax (310) 793-2514 Dusty Times

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Jeff Kincaid took a fourth and a first in the rounds, he's seen here in A second and a first place went to Ben Wandashega in Sportsman 2, Scott Beauchamp drove his good looking Chevy to a first and a his Toyota, looking a bit the worse for wear. he's seen here heading for the finish line at 1-96. second place in the Stock category. Scott leads the points in class. In Super Buggy, Aaron Hawley took a first and a second and he has Scott Douglas, driving a ve,y short Ford took a third and a second in Steve Federico flew well in Pro-Lite, a nice pair of second place a six point lead in points after the l-96 meeting. Pro-2, he's second in points and a novice in this class. finishes has him tied for the lead in points. Dan Baudoux literally flew to a first and a second place in Sportsman 2, he's tied for first place in points. Keith Steele drove his Chevy to a fourth and a first place finish in the Stock category, he's second in points. O'Donnell was the 10th finisher. Javier Sacio was 11th to finish, Mark Oberg was 12th, Rodney Howe, a rookie, was 13th, Glenn Grint, another rookie was 14th and Josh Hintz was the 15th and final finisher. The second round was no contest as Jeff Kincaid took the lead on the first lap and there he remained to the checkered flag, it was his 32nd Pro-Lite victory. Steve Federico stayed right in there and came in for his second second place of the weekend. Stacy Pike got himself on the podium with a nice third place finish, Randy Eller was fourth in, Jim Kandel was the fifth place finisher and Javier Sacio was sixth. Lee O'Donnell was up three spots into seventh, Rodney Howe was up five spots into eighth, Don Ponder chalked up another ninth place, 10th place went to Mark Oberg, Chad Hord had big troubles and was 11th, Kyle LeDuc was way down in 12th place, Mark Krueger was a long 13th, Art Schmitt was way down in 14th place and Glenn Grint came in 15th. Kincaid and Federico are tied in first place with 32 points, Chad Hord is next with 25 points, Stacy Pike rings in with 24 points and Randy Eller is next with 20 points. There were an even dozen waiting to battle in Sportsman 2. Saturday's round was the same ol' ho-hum as Dan Baudoux raced to an easy victory. Ben Wandashega was in good fonu and he took a nice second place, third place went to Michael Savage, Mike Oberg was a nice fourth and Don Williams was fifth. Sixth place went to Ross Hoek, Gordon Zima was seventh, eighth place went to Jim Wrobleski, Rhonda Konitzer was back in ninth place and Chris Kalko =-=.-=:,-,,-==___,,.,.,,..._,,,._.:..,..,:,.,,..,-Scott Taylor flew his Ford to a first and a fifth in the races, he has a small one point lead in the in the Pro-2 category. Dusty Times July2005 Mike Geiser drove his great looking buggy to a second and a third place in Super Buggy, he's seen here at speed. Page 49

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Mark Steinhardt took a second and a seventh in Single Buggy, he's A third and a fourth, third in points, it wasn't too bad a weekend at I- Josh Baldwin had a fourth and a third in Pro-4 and a second and a only one point out of the lead, seen here in a hard left. ':'n====r 96, Jeff Virnig is seen here at speed. seventh in Pro-2, he's a busy guy and does well in both classes. Chad Hord had a nice win in one round and a not so nice 11" in the In the Sportsman 2 contest, Mike Savage took a brace of third place A pair of third place finishes for the Dodge of Don Demeny put him next round, he's sitting third in points in Pro-Lite. finishes, he's third in points in his Ford pickup. into third place in points in the Stock category. Mike Seefeldt was the mud collector. he took a 13"' place finish and a Scott Schwalbe had a horrible (for him) 16" place finish followed by a A long 12" place finish first round, a win in the second round, Evan win in Single Buggy, he's tied for third in points. win, he's fourth in Super Buggy points. Evans is fourth in points in the Pro-2 category. coma_, source farm dCre • Driving Suits • Crew Unifonns • Crew Shir/s • Polo Shir/s • Team Jackets • Hats • GearBags NOW FEATURING: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos 1.B00.700.2350 • Fax 909.360.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page so July 2005 was 10th. Ken Hallgren was the 11th some spots to fourth place and Gerry and final finisher. Mannion came in fifth. Sixth place In the second Sportsman 2 round went to Jason Bort, Rod Wells was Wandashega did everything right and up three spots into seventh place, Bob he took a very nice first place finish, McDermid was eighth and Troy his first since 2003. Also, Ben was Konitzer was ninth again. Scott the first guy ever to get a win on Toyo Beauchamp leads the Stock class with Tires in CORR. This round 36points,KeithSteeleissecondwith Baudoux was second to finish, Mike 32 points, third is Don Demenywith Savage notched another third place 28 points, Bob McDermid is fourth finish, Don Williams was up a spot with 24 points and Dave Waldvogel into fourth place and Rhonda and Gerry Mannion are tied for fifth Konitzer finished in fifth spot. Sixth with 21 points each. place went to Ross Hoeck, Ken No less than 23 cars were waiting Hallgren came in seventh, Gordon for the green flag in the Super Buggy Zima dropped to an eighth place category. 01' buddy Aaron Hawley finish, Chris Kalko came in ninth and had a great first round, he took the Mike Oberg was way down in 10th win and was grinnin' from ear to ear. place. Bob Gersmehl finished in 11th Mike Geiser gave it his all but second place and Jim Wrobleski was 12th. was the best he could do, Gary Ben Wandashega and Dan Baudoux Nierop slid in for a nice third place, are tied for first place with 36 points Herman Barnum came in for a nice each, Mike Savage is third with 28 fourth place and Craig Biesik was the points, Don Williams is fourth with fifth finisher. Stephanie Krieman, a 23 points and Ross Hoeck is fifth rookie, came in sixth, Chris Haenlein with 20 points. was seventh, Ryan Mulder was eighth, There were only 10 entered in the Jack Haenlein was the ninth finisher Stock category but they really made and Ray Rayeski was 10th in. a race out of it. In Saturday's race, Eleventh place went to Don Olson, Scott Beauchamp took his first Lisa Grint came in 12th, Steve CORR victory ever, Bob McDermid Eckstine, a rookie, was 13th, Rodd was the second finisher, Don Demeny Wallace was 14th and Tim Lemons came in third, Keith Steele was a was in 15th place. Scott Schwalbe decent fourth and Eric Ruppel came was a long 16th, Paul Bort finished in fifth. Sixth place went to Gerry 217th, Todd Crump was the 18th Mannion, Dave Waldvogel was lucky finisher, Tom Schwartzburg was 19th seventh, Jason Bon was in eighth and Scott Peterson came in 20th. place, Troy Konitzer came in ninth In Sunday's round it was Scott and 10th place went to Rod Wells. Schwalbe taking the win, his 20th with In Sunday's round, Keith Steele CORR, Aaron Hawley was right took a very nice win, Scott thereinthesecondspot,MikeGeiser Beauchamp came in for second place, was third on the podium, Todd Don Demeny took another third Wallace was up a bunch of spots in place, Dave Waldvogel moved up fourth place and Ryan Mulder was Dusty Times

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Curt LeDuc took a pair of second places in Pro-4 at the /-96 Speedway, seen here in his Skyjacker Ford at touchdown. fifth. Sixth place went to Herman went to Mark Morton, John Barnum, Chris Haenlein was seventh Fitzgerald was way down in 13th again, Tim Lemons was up a bunch place, Don Whittier was 14th and into eighth place, Gary Nierop was Dan Martin was the 15th finisher. in ninth place and Tom Sixteenth place went to Leonard Schwartzburg was lookin' better in Lindquist and Dustin Gray was the 10th place. In 11th place it was Ray 17th and final finisher. Terry Rayeski, Craig Biesik finished 12th, Fitzgerald leads the Single Buggy Lisa Grintwas 13th, Don Olson came points with 26, Mark Steinhardt is in 14th and Todd Crump was 15th second with 25, Mike Seefeldt, Brad in. Paul Bort was the 16th finisher, Erickson and Brad Fitzgerald are tied Jack Haenlein was way down in 17th for third with 23 points and Jason place and Stephanie Krieman was the Janusz is next with 21 points. 18th and final finisher. Aaron Hawley There were 26 Light Buggies ready leads the points with 36, Mike Geiser to start the '05 season and when the is next with 30, Herman Barnum is green flag flew it was a land rush start third with 22 points, Scott Schwalbe When the checkers were displayed it and Gary Nierop are tied for fourth was Ben O'Connell taking the hard with 21 points and Ryan Mulder has fought win, Steve Oman came in for 19 points. a nice second place, JeffVimig came Twenty-two Single Buggies were in third, fourth place went to Greg waiting to do battle and they had a Stingle and Matt Gerald came in good race. The win went to John fifth.JimSchmitwasthesixthfinisher, Fitzgerald, Mark Steinhardt came in Tra-c Fleischman was lucky seventh, for second place, Steve Socha was the Steve Schuch was the eighth finisher, third finisher, Terry Fitzgerald came Tracy Peebles was a long ninth place in fourth and Jason Janusz was the and Mike Tikkanen was the 10th fifth finisher. Sixth place went to Jace place finisher. Finishing in 11th place Shubert, Tracy Crump was seventh, was Brian Glime, Chad Dewall came eighth place went to Dustin Gray, in 12th, 13th place went to Carol Brad Erickson came in ninth and Gunderson, Brad Arndt was 14th 10th place went to Cissy Baldwin. Don to finish and Tom Virnig was the 15th Whittier came in 11th, Dan Martin finisher. Craig Rabe came in 16th, was 12th,MikeSeefeldtwaswayback Stephanie Paid was 17th, Tom in 13th place, Ben O'Connell came Thomas was the 18th finisher, Jim in 14th and Bob Blaney came in 15th. Miller was 19th and John McDonald Willie Freshour came in 16th, Adam was 20th. John Bauman was the 21st Guberud was 17th, Allen Plawman finisher, Randy Oman was a long was the 18th finisher, Heather 22nd, Barry Wahler was 23rd, Sullivan was 19th and Mark Morton Van Den Heuvel was 24th and Craig was the 20th and final finisher. Metz was the 25th and final finisher. The Sunday Single Buggy round The final round in Light Buggy saw many changes. This time Mike saw many changes in finishing Seefeldt took the win, Brad Erickson order. The big winner was Tracy had a nice second place, Terry Peebles, his first win in Light Buggy, Fitzgerald came in third, Adam Ben O'Connell was relegated to Guberud was way up into fourth second place, Craig Rabe had a very place and Bob Blaney also was up, nice third place finish, JeffVirnig finishing in fifth place. Sixth place came in fourth and Todd Lemke went to Jason Janusz, Mark had a nice fifth place. Sixth place Steinhardt was seventh, Tracy went to Matt Gerald, Tra-c Crump came in eighth, Cissy Baldwin Fleishman finished seventh again, was ninth and Heather Sullivan was Mike Tikkanen came in eighth, Jim a nice 10th place. J ace Shubert Schmit was ninth and Greg Stingle finished in 11th place, 12th place rounded out the top 10. Eleventh John Fitzgerald had a 13 place finish, followed by a win in Round 2 put him into a tie for third place honors in Single Buggy. Dusty· Times place went to Steve Schuch, Brian Glime dropped a spot into 12th, Tom Thomas came in 13th, Chad Dewall dropped a few spots to 14th and Brad Arndt came in 15th. Randy Oman came in 16th, 17th went to Tom Virnig, John McDonald was 18th, Stephanie Paitl was 19th and Jim Miller came in 20th. Barry Wahler came in 21st, John Bauman was the 22nd finisher, Steve Oman dropped way back to 23rd, VanDen Heuvel came in 24th, Craig Metz was 25th and Carol Gunderson was the 26th and final finisher. Ben O'Connell leads the Light Buggy points with 36, Tracy Peebles is second with 27, JeffVirnig is in third place with 26, Matt Gerald is in fourth place with 21 and Tra-c Fleishman and Greg Stingle are tied for fifth place with 18 points each. Next on the CORR schedule is Antigo on June 11 and 12. Be there! .. ·.ICU HACIN6 1/NCOHPOHATED Formerly Performance Drivetrain, Inc. (POI) presents another innovation in drivetrain technology ... r~HACIH.i ~HCO.llPO.llATED 169 Gasoline Alley Suite 5 • Mooresville, NC 28117 704.799.0955 • 704.799.1191 fax July 2005 • Center Support -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 allowing for smoother and continuous shifting. The direct connection insures optimum efficiency thereby reducing stripping and breakage. 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MIKE MENDEOLA (619) 691-1000 TUBE BENDERS ¼" TO 3" 0.0. Capacity Models Starting at $279.00!!!! M-TECH SUPPLY TUBE BENDERS • PIPE BENDERS • TUBE NOTCHERS RING ROLLERS • COLD SAWS • ABRASIVES 290 Trousdale Drive, Suite I & J Chula Vista, CA91910 . 24 Hour Fax (619) 691-1324 4B0-725-2B76 Tom Moxley 1900 Compton Ave. Suite 101, Corona, CA 92881 Phone (951)817-0101 Ext.120 (ll;ll;if[&? 619-562-·5533 Off Road Fabrication and Design • Sand Cars • Trucks • Race Cars • Prerunners • Rally Cars • Custom Function/Strength/Safety/Pride Made by Hand in the USA 8966 Benson Ave., Suite D Montclair, CA 91763 JOHN MOSELEY 909-949-8161 Owner/Fabricator · Fax 909-949-8162 11 11 - -II --OFFROAD ENGINEERING Pre-Runners • Race Cars & Trucks • long Travel Sand Buggies Custom Chassis • Suspension • Cage • Sheet Metal lifts • Shocks • Tires • Wheels • Accessories (805) 522-4499 Lance Fuller, 2280 Shasta Way_ #115 Fax (805) 522-4590 Simi Valley, CA 93065 RACE CARS PRERUNNERS SAND CARS JIM MOULTON 42231 6TH STREET KEST #201 LANCASTER C4 l»li34 661-974-7961 Mso· at.3, ,, Jr.,,. ■l,W:/1 t••1,•,, • YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE • JISTR!BUTORS • WIRES • REV CONTROLS AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1 4 9 0 HENR Y BRENNA N DR. , E L PASO . T X 79936 19151 857-5200 • TEr.H LINE 19151 855-7123 • VISIT OUR WEB SITE: NORB offroad superstore HEIM JOINTS-WELD IN BUNGS-TABS BUSHINGS - JOHNNY JOINTS HIGH MISALIGNMENT SPACERS ',, IN S'IOCK • READY TO SHIP WORLDWIDE -~J 1-888-755-5900 ~ Get The Wor~ Out About Your Business, Big Or Small. Put Your Business Card Ad In The Good. Stuff Directory. Just A Small Ad Here Can Increase Your Business By A Bunch. We cnri Beadlock ~--. .~ YOUR RIMS!! _, ... ~ u Sizes to fit most ATV , ... ~~s & AUTOMOHVE applications POLISHED & COLORED FINISHES SCALLOPED OR CONVENTIONAL Reinforcing Ringt Also Available Phone - (951) 354-8272 WWW .QMf PERf QRMANCE. com Dune Buggy Parts Race Car Parts Foreign Car Parts New Truck Acc. Dept. Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 1 (800) 231-8156 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, AZ 85365 (520) 783-6265 • FAX (520) 783-1253 R9R (909) 360-5906 FAX (909) 360-0436 PARKER PUMPER HELMET COMPANY 3834 Wacker Drive Mira Loma, CA 91752 HAROLD NICKS ti? ,~~(g)'1J@@'lfl SAFETY EQUIPMENl MAXON, MOTOROLA, RO.4DM.4STER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, 'su.OEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRiNG FOR RADIO &/OR 11''TERCOM STIL.1.. ONLY S 12';. -. 2888 GUNDRY AVE. mM SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 • 562-427-8177 I 800-869-5636 w ■ .-. • -r.JENHRID ABRICATION, INC 1660 Bobcock. Building B Cos1o Meso. CA 92627 m 19491 650-3035 FAX 19491650-4721 Jeny Penhall ~1, .. (- . -\ .... • All Types ol St.eel CJ Aluminum Fabrication *Tube Beadinc .-Fraley s .. P<.'rf ormancc , Enginee1·ing • Alwainum CJ Steel W.ldinc • Curtom Machine Work • All Types ol Race Cars ·4851 W. Hacienda #4 Laa Vegas, NV 89118 Bruce Fraley 702-365-9055

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' Pretision Alloy, lltl Todd Francis Phone: 360.887.2000 • Fax: 360.887.7279 A High Performance Spec VB Race Truck Series "The True Driver's Class" Protruck Sales and Promotion Website: Email: /el: 619-390-e252 Fax:619-390-6470 14402 Bond Court · El Cajon, CA 92021 Jo Dauitlan Pgr: 323.340.0277 Fa1: 811.367.4641 --13411 Drontield Ave. Svlmar. CA 91342 0 Hi-Perlormance Equipment Suspension • Safety • Drive/ine • Accessories (619) 691-9171 (619) 691-9174 (619) 691-0803 (FAX) 103 Press Lane, Suite #4 Chula Vista, CA 91910 e-mail: ,ERFQIIIKCE• TRIKSIIL ES Southern Callfomla's Largest Distributor el Mendeola Transaxles PH: 114.680.6131 • Fil: 114.680.3110 Toll Free: 800.304.8126 tel #,909-,616-6$69 fox#!JO'l-616-t 14.I .. ,,.Jiin~,,,.,n<.~om. 11598 (;~m,;,erce Center Or Temecula, CA 92590 SWilg axle, llS, lewlald, MD4S 3455 S. POlARIS #5 lAS VIGIS, IHADA 89102 Barry Beacham .IJD 0.0. IIIILmN (102) 221-4313 (102) 111·9724 27231 Burbank Ave. Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 Office 949-837 -4388 Cell 949-466-4781 fiiil SANDERS SERVICE, INC. · ~ METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 (323) 583-2404 FAX (323) 583-3%5 SANDBLAST-GLASS BEAD-MAGNETIC PARTICLE FLOURESCENT INSPECTION MARKSMiffl LARRY sMim Do You Need To . E X p A N D Your business Horizons? For Lots More Exposure Call 818-882-0004 DUSliJ~IIBS S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT11 HCA66, BOX 11030 _ _ . P.AHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV,89048 . (775) 372-5335 TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92821-(714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 JOB SITE SIGNS • BMINERS • \\IIIOOW LITTERll,G • C,\R LETTERIIIG • GRAPHICS SGUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway Circle • Hunt1ngto1 Beach. CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 • F2\ l71 4l 694-9567 C]. PERFORMANCE SPEC,ALIS ~ ~-'U/IJVII fl'&M SJIIIT PflF88JIIICf I 1-800-MY MUFFLER I ·----~ Craig Stewart I I~ 57="'"1 I I 1 Fabrication & Race Preparation I ,~:~~ay Ja7J'ffl' Sales& I 1 ......... .,.~-·-.... -~-...,_ ~ Service 1 ._craig(i'_· _st_awartsrac ___ ewo_oo._ co_m ______________ l 5~ .. .,,0( ~T ~ .. .,,P Radtt5 Awanl Spedali%it15 itt Clotl1it15 for the Offroabff Saul att~ Tami V.uquei S'6l-6ll-8808 RACE FUELS (209) 847-228 1 (800) 527-6090 FAX (209) 847-9726 P.O. Box 248 -524 N. Sierra Ave. W E STERN DIVISION Oakdale, California 95361 CsuN&ET)> c:f"n~.z! na;.:2? " Youa: QuA&.,.,..,.. StdH CoM,AHY .. Design Fabrication lnstailatlon ,,.., co.APLJrERIZEO VINYL GR,A,PH/CS & LETTERING !ti 1·1 I VISA I ,.., LO-COST 8LOG SIGNS ( ,A,tr. PT?OCESSES) -,.., T-OE SI-OW OtSPL,4,'rS ,-ll:.,,._C INO 01':.,,._,-HJCS ,,_ OET,A,ILEO& 1-NIQUE DESIGNS ~ FLEET VEHICLES A H~GIJl'ILITY MNNERS ,-M,,..ONE:TICS ,-., LOGO REPflVOtx:TON5 ~ RE,,._L EST,,..TE ,-., I..OGO & Gf?.,A,PH/C DESIGN ~ OEC,',. LS

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I' 2180 College Drive • Lake Havasu City • AZ. 86403 Call Toll Free: 877-627-8852 or E-Mail: • Hi Performance Converters Custom Length Axles • • Automatic Trans Axles TCS Designed Hubs • (for Race & Recreation) Input Shafts • American Made Excellence!! TLR Perfonna:nce Fabrication T1m Lawrence 1243 Greenfield Dr. SuiteD El Cajon, CA 92021 (619) 447-1289 /S * Off-Road and Bolt-On to Street Fiberglass for: "Ford, C~evy and Toyota" Trucks * Carbon Fiber Parts and Custom Molds 1261 N. Ruma Vista St. , llelllel CL 92543 PII: 951-654-7334 Fax: 951-654-2375 See a list of our prodllds at OIII' WM site: ldtp://lntW.Ofl.roalllllNlrg.m• I if,iiliffl(lE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD (818)_998-2739 0 C al -I C ~ (,/) o-"Tl m ffi ► () (/) X ► Cl) I\) ~~ ~ -I=> a3 (,11 ::::, (/) n o _CD C () s: ~z =..o 0 ~ 3 3 _ , Dl Dl ::::, co C, ~ a;· o► ~ ~ 9763 Varlel Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 {;a/ ransworks ~~ PERFORMANCE TRANSAXLES ~ AUTHORIZED MEN'DEOLA DEALER ERIC LAUNDRIE STOCK & CUSTOM 24752 VIEJAS BLVD. SAND* STREET* RACE DESCANSO, CA 91916 (619) 445-3135 UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 10729 WHEATLANDS AVENUE, SUITE #A SANTEE. CALIFORNIA 92071 TEL. • 619 / 449-9690 FAX • 619 / 449-8424 (619) 596-8033 1 000 W . Bradley, Unit Q El Cajon, CA 92020 ~~ Carlos Orozco Fou pk,x • ? October9,& 10 CL l2L\'.\'.l~l\', l" t;U,li--~8-H-._4_:,L 7' c.t· CLBRYANT.COM Get the ward out about your business, Big ar Small! Put your ,business card In the ··cooD STUFF DIRECTORv·· and rea'ctt new customers. Goad Stuff'Dlrectary Ads are menffi2S45-~ month. (818) 882 VP RACING FUELS INC AUTHORIZE DISTRIBUTOR Advancing the Science of Motor Sports RR AUTOSPECIAL PARTS, S. DE R.L DE C.V. Ray Gastelum GER!:NIF. Of VcNIAS CALLE PRNAOA FRAY MAYORGA 17026 ZONA INDUSTRIAL GARITA OE OTAY TIJUANA, O.C TEL.: (GG<) 6<7 9222 FAX: (66~) 607 1«0. E-MAIL: VP Racing Fuels, Inc. West Coast Region P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar,_CA 92595 Mobil : 664 648 2882 Nextel Radio: 152 * 133577 * 1 Call USA to Mexico dial 01152 "Quality F111ls & Products lor Motorsports" Website· www.' KELLEY HENDEL Regional Manager Office: (909) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Email: ~.J!,C,!..~~PNA''l.,•@TINl}S ~GRAHICS ~ J,,/Jl,VS • •B,lra 1lJ hkY AWNl$~• e(/dR$..-Jl/1FRIN&• -:-: 760-949-1220> Taxes _ Group & Individual Health Real E~tate Loans John 0. White, CPA, MBA 866 887 5556 3190 Calle de Marejada Camarillo, CA 93010 Cell 805 844 4665 Fax 805 830 1590 It's about what you keep! CPA 36032E, DRE 760373, Doi bD48458 Adam Wik SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OFTHEYEAR 994, 1998, 1999,2000 From Parts To comptet& ~nglnt• K75 W. T~ Aw. Uni e. LU Vequ, NV 89111 702-IS7"'2522 ~ 00~~~ Front & Rear Trailing Anm • Spindltt Suspemion Specialist • Cu$\om ~« & Pby Buggy Chasm A·Ann front Ends • Bt-im Ftont Endt 9608 N. 2tst Ot. Phoenix, AZ 8SOlt Jack Woods 602-242.0017 fax 602·242·7283 l'°renzo Rodriguez ~ -h,u • Scnrioc -'Hcfdini VY(,.~-Nimn• ~-Hllnd& 8SO S. Alta Vma Ave., Monr<JVia, CA 91-016{626} 914-8147 www.Wttt'3.!i$.~ ( "A'=>J -=,osAAce

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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: 1968 Chenowth Race Car. 1600 dual port engine, Wright front end, six BFGoodrich tires, Bilstein shocks, dump can and gas cans, jacks. Comes with trailer-a great deal for $9,000.00-can race in Class 1,16 or sport-area San Di-ego-phone Bruce. (858) 277-2743. Race suits and helmets are available for extra price. Email FOR SALE: Class 10 Chenowth, A-Arm Front, Coil Rear, Rose gearbox, Air cooled 1910 CC, single seat, $12,000.00 Call Ryan at (951) 719-0978. FOR SALE: Custom building products Ford Pro-Truck, engine strong and dependable, current upgrades, Craig Stewart Raceworks maintained, $8,000.00 of spares , PCI radio & intercom, 2nd trans cooler, alu-minum tool boxes and can hold-ers, Aluminum Jack and high lift jack, 8 spare tires and wheels. $79,000.00. (562) 756-9231. FOR SALE: Jeep Comanche 7S, V6 7R4 Art Carr 35 spline 9 in. 4 wheel disc brakes, King shocks, 23 gal cell, 2 sets BFG tires & wheels, great cond. Ready for desert or short course. $8,000.00 (209) 245-3058. FOR SALE: 1990 Extra-cab Ranger 4x4 Prerunner w/late model glass. 4.0, C4 with Art Carr shifter, Full cage, 3 link extended!-Beams, Fox 2.5 C/O 35 gal tank, trussed 9", spool w/456 gears. Disks, 33" BFGs. Crow harnesses. Street legal, Never Off-Road, Ex-tras. $25,000.00 OBO, (619) 697-6742 or FOR SALE: 20 ft Off Road Trailer, $8,500.00 Great Condition only used at races. Chassis Raised 3", Electric tongue jack, 2 65001b Leaf Spring Axles with brakes. 5 Goodyear HD 33" Tires, 8 Lug White spoke rims, air conditioning/ heater, electric roof vent, 12 volt & 110 electrical, exterior lights, roll-up awning, 50 gal water tank w / electric pump, checker board floor, pass thru window, cabinets rear stabilizer jacks, diamond plate rock guard, easy lift, torsion bar hitch included. Broken Wrench Desert Racing. John Lucas (714) 738-4653, email 600 Watt Base Radio W /Ringo An-tenna (optional available). FOR SALE: Stock/Pure Mini Ford Ranger 4x4, Baja 2000-2000/2001 SCORE Class Champs. King, BFG, Tig-Welded 4130, Some cheaper, non better. 25K (928) 716-2225. FOR SALE: 1994 Toyota PreRunner, 3.4 V6/w automatic, 6 into 1 exhaust, caged front to rear, dual spares, Jack, 18" travel front, 28" back, coil-over/ bypass, Fuel cell, motor set back 10", sounds great-hauls but $12,000.00 OBO. (909) 949-8161 or (909) 920-3415. FORSALE: SingleSeatJimcoClass 1 Unlimited, Wiks LS6 Aluminum Chevy V-8 motor with Motec F.l., New Fortin H.D. 4-speed, 35 spline axles, Fortin Rack & Hubs, King Shocks, Hella HID lights, Kenwood radio, com-pletely prepped & Race Ready with all spares, including spare motor. $122,500.00 Call J~ff Darland at (602) 541-0088. FOR SALE: 7S Ford Ranger race Truck. V-6, C-4, TCS, Fox Shocks, Ron Davis, Fluidyne motor & tranny coolers, PCI Radio & intercom. 9" Wilwood, BFG projects, CNC, Deaver, 10 tires & wheels, prepped and race ready. PIT radio, dump cans & a ton of spares. $35,000.00 or truck only $30,000.00. Call Darrell @(619) 454-1014 or (760) 789-7663. FOR SALE: SCORE legal Chevy, 2X Class 8 Champion. Just prepped, highly maintained, ready to race. Chromoly, rig-welded & heat treated. A-Arm front, 24 inches front and back. Spare suspension. Many parts, every-thing goes, too much to list. $85,000.00 Call (619) 447-6361. FOR SALE: CORR Pro 2/Sports-man 2 Truck for Sale: It has won it all! 4130 Chromoly Chassis, Coil over shocks, Chrisman Rear Axle, CNC brakes, MSD, Mastercraft, Howe Steer-ing. The BEST of Everything. Spares include shocks, rear axle-complete with brakes, A Arms, uprights, bumpers, nerf bars, hubs, rotors, steering box, radiators, springs, tie rods, fuel cell, fans bearings, etc. Complete race ready or without motor & trans. Serious in-quires only. Contact: Dan Vanden Heuvel (920) 739-4934 flydtmn FOR SALE: 2003-04 Bonnerhawk PreRunner 5 seater Northstar motor, 4 speed Mendeola 934 CV's King Shocks/Coil Overs 2 ½" rear, 2" Front 35" Beadlock Ultras all around. Kartek stub axles and hubs, (2) HID pins (2) HID Floods, 40 gal. Fuel safe cell, Kenwood stereo and PC! Kenwood Race Radio/intercom for all (5) hel-mets, completely powder coated, $90,000.00 invested Sac. $68,500.00. Call (714) 633-9994. FOR SALE: 2000 Suspensions Mercruiser V-6 300 HP, Dead Reli-able. Type 2 Bus by Folts, 930, 300M Axles, A-Arm 21" front 19" rear chromoly frame, removable rack, car can be brutal Pre-Runner or sand rail. All tires for dirt and sand inc. Many spares. PCI inter-com, roadmaster, stereo MP3 hookup, 30 gallon cell 400 mi range. Sway-A-Way 2.5, full circuit breaker dash. 102 MPH. A must see for The Baja and Glamis Group. $72,000.00 build cost. Yours for $39,900.00. Call Jim for info (818) 974-8977 , (661) 299-9200. FOR SALE: Chenowth 2 seat race car or pre-runner. UMI l.SIV8, fresh automatic, NEW front end, rear end, trailing anus, Kartekhubs, brakes,axles, 934 0/'s, King Kong spindles &frontanns, Water-0ilooo~ ers,dash, autometergauges, wiring, 2spare set up, dual batts, Kings coils & byµiss, complete chassis powder coated & paint job, Howe steering, halogen fire system, PIMlightbar,skitplates, K&N filter, 30 gal Fuelsafecell, 4" filler neck, runs on pump gas, Dual parkers, Mastercraft, PCI set up w/inten:om,&\ffirackw/ram TCSa>n• verter,Cenrerline&ultrawheel.s,onBRJ's, all NEW parts. C.omplete car built by Foddrill Fabrication, very fast and super reliable $59,000.00. MUST SEIL For more info call Cesar Fuentes@(915) 726-3823. FOR SALE: 04 Penhall Diablo 4 seat Pre Runner, Redline 510 HP engine, Mendeola 54, Kartek hub's and 934 micro stubs, Fox coilover internal by-pass front , Fox coilover airshock and 3" bypass rear, 4 Hella HID's, Lowrance OPS, Vertex radio and in-tercom. BFG Projects on chrome Robby Gordon Wheel. Too much to list, see more on Penhall (714) 891-0165. Serious in uiries od . For Sale: 2002 Probuilt 5-1600 Championship Baja, Ready to race and win! The best of everything .. Fat motor, 092 Wright trans, Mastercraft, OPS intercom, Radio, SwayAWay, 14" 3 bypass, 2.5 10s, Micros, Woods arms spindles, No dents-newer paint. Box trailer and parts available. $24,000.00 (714) 469-0636. FOR SALE: TSCO Motorsports' Class 1 Jimco. Betsy needs a new home. This is one of the best Class 1 cars out there and really needs no introduction. Climb in and win. $125,000. Call Mark at 1-800-547-2414. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES . Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. 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FOR SALE: Alumicraft 2-seat PreRunner-LS 1 block with after-market rods, pistons, cam, Weiland manifold, big throttle body, etc. Approx 450-500hp. Tilton carbon fiber clutch, Billet flywheel, Tilton starter, Fox bypass all four corners, dual limit straps, BFG projects on Robby Gordon bead locks, Fortin hubs, Fortin gun-drilled axels, Fortin CV's, Fortin 4-speed, BTI front spindles, big brakes all four corners, flame-out fire suppression, all braided coolant/fuel lines, Mastercraft 30 seats, Crow belts w/ sterum straps, Mastercraft custom side storage bags, OPS, PCI Kenwood race radio, PCI race intercom, eight (8) Hella HID lights. Professionally main-tained w/1500 total miles. $90K (760) 787-1737 or email at mark@ • • • • • FOR SALE 2-1600 Prerunner & trailer, Raceco Frame, Transwerks Transaxle, Combo front end, Fox Shocks, New seats, Crow belts, new Fuel Cell. $8,000.00. Call Richard (909) 560-2274. cell FOR SALE: Featherlite 48' Show Trailer. Sleeps 4, refrig-erator, stove, full bath, two roof A/C units, 6,500 Onan genera-tor, 40ft. awning with sides. Large shop area with numerous cabinets. $30,900.00 (920) 419-8300. 6COIZb.. BAJA 500 (fR.Otv1 PAc;'b. I 7) and a half. But Handley had lost a transmission fan cooler, and then at Mile 155 had suffered "cata-strophic" rear end failure, and had spent a lot of time in the pits. Travis Walser got in to drive Handley's truck and went through all the traffic jams only to arrive at Jamau after the enhanced check-point closing time had passed. They were closed. Although they knew everything was shut down, Walser handed over to Iggy Sanchez and he went on to finish, just so the team could say they did. They were way overtime and don't show up on the records. Griffin also disappeared from the records somewhere in the traf-fic jam area. It's to be hoped that he didn't find a way to stick his Hummer. There was only one Stock Mini entry. It was a Ford Ranger, to be driven by Steven Covey and Rob-e rt Duff. They never got to Erendira. Class 9 had five entries, and just the fact that they started behind so many other cars doomed them to spending hours in traffic jams. At Erendira Alejandro Guevara had the lead in his Tubular De-signs car, with three minutes on Heath Mitchell and Tate Mosby in their Mitchellbuilt chassis. Juan Gallo, in a Chenowth, ran third about five minutes later and then Chris Haney and Norbert Moll, in a Raceco, came along next. Eric Fisher, in a Garibay, had carbure-tor problems right off the start, and had already lost 25 minures. He was last. Guevara still led at Trinidad, but he had only four minutes on Mosby and Mitchell. Gallo, who was teamed with Steve Costello, John Hallal and Sigal Greenberg, ran third and Fisher moved up to fourth after being stuck in the silt at Erendira for 20 minutes. Haney and Moll were fifth, another four minutes back. So they were run-ning a very tight race, with only 16 minutes separating the lead car from the fifth place car. But then the Guevaras, Mitchell Dusty Times and Mosby, and Haney and Moll all disappeared from the list of sur-vivors. The Greenberg, Costello, Hallal, Gallo car as well as Fisher's, went through Jamau, but their times weren't recorded. Then they appeared at the finish line, practi-cally on each others' bumpers, and in the end it was Fisher with the win, officially just one second in front of Greenberg, who was the finishing driver. Both teams re-ported spending six hours in the traffic jams. In addition, Greenberg said she'd had clutch and brake problems as well as al-ternator and electrical trouble for the last 60 miles of the race. It was a tribute to the toughness of both teams that they pressed on to the finish after such long and difficult drives. Class 3 had four entries, and none of them finished officially. Don and Ken Moss had their Bronco in the lead at Erendira, and were about a half hour in front of Ken and Andy Leavitt in another Bronco. Alejandro and Javier Cancino, in an Explorer, ran third at that point, only eight minutes back. Clive Skilton, in a Jeep, was also in the mix, and prob-ably right close to the group in time, but the scorers missed his number somehow. They all went on to Trinidad, where it was the Leavins in front by 20 minutes over the Cancinos, as the Mosses lost an hour with distributor problems. They were now third and Skilton was just a minute behind them at this point. But all record of all of them dis-appears from there. The Moss brothers did get to the finish line, but were apparently running behind the closing times, even the enhanced closing times of the late checkpoints. Besides their earlier problems they said they'd spent six hours in two traffic jams. That was it. They were too late for an official finish, even with the en-hanced time. They'd spent almost 20 hours getting back to Ensenada. Class 11 had similar luck. Four FOR SALE: 1996 Jimco Vi 1600 2 seater King Double By-pass Front, King Triple ByPass Rear, Weddle Gears, Beard Seats, 300M, 930 CV's, Saco 1.1 Rack, Charlyn, Optima, Comp-U-Fire, 26 gal fuel safe, Flame Out, CNC, 02 trans, Alum Cartek drums Ft/Rr Fodrill, $18,000.00 Allen @ (801) 380-9011. Available af-ter Nevada 1000. FOR SALE: 2005 Chenowth Prerunner 4 seater, 2275 EFI Type 1-estimated 200+hp, 091 trans, Beard seats, Fodrill Arms, Fox Triple Bypass on Rear, Fox Coilover on Front, Sway-A-Way, CNC Disc brakes and pedals, Howe, BFG, Wright, )-Mar, $30,000.00 Don @ (801) 362-3576, Allen (801) 380-9011. of the stock VWs started and they all got to Erendira, but none got to the finish officially. Eric Solorzano led to Erendira by eight minutes, with Rene Rodriguez sec-ond, then Francisco Dukes and Sean Malabanan in fourth place. He'd apparently already had some problems, because he was over an hour down. Solorzano was still leading at Trinidad, and Rodriguez ran 20 minutes back there, but the other two cars never got to that point. Solorzano and Rodriguez both got to the finish, but Rodriguez had no Rally Logger on his car, and that disqualified him from an official finish, but in any case, he was over the 19 hour time limit. Solorzano, who reported being hit one time while stuck, and also hav-ing to deal with an electrical fire, which meant he'd had to replace some wiring, also finished. Actu-ally, Miguel Haro did the last sec-tion. But they'd been on the road almost 20 hours. He said it was "very frustrating." Those two words probably sum up the feel-ings about this event for a lot of racers. The Sportsman Buggies started next, with seven starters. They had a little better luck. Heidi Steele had her 1915cc VW powered two seater in the lead at Erendira, with 18 minutes on Daniel Moore and his Arlia Precision Cadillac pow-ered two seater. In third it was Tony Robles in a one seater, and Jesus Jimenez had his Baja Bug in fourth about a rriinute later. Ray Potter, in a Chevy powered two seater, was fifth. He had some problem with a power steering hose. Steele got out at Trinidad, where she still held the lead, but was only 20 minutes in front of Moore. Robles was also still in third, and all the rest followed along. But only Steele's car and Potter made it through the traffic jams to Jamau. By then Justin Smith was in Steele's car, and he was still in front, but only by eight minutes. Potter ran second, and none of the others ever got there. Smith and Steele took the win by over two hours as it turned out, because Potter had all kinds of trouble late in the race. He reported a broken July 2005 FOR SALE: TSCO Motorsports' Class 1 Porter. Tum-keyed by Porter Race Cars w/Redline Performance LSI, Fortin 4-speed w/ torque con-verter. This car has the best compo-nents available and has less than 1,500 total miles. The same car is $165,000 brand new. Just get in and race! $145,000. Call Mark at 1-800-547-2414. FOR SALE: TSCO Motors ports' 4x4 Bronco Pre-Runner. With suspension by Curt LeDuc and finish work by Stewart's Raceworks, this is a great piece. King Shocks, OPS, Hella, CD, AC, PW, PDL, PCI radio & intercom. Immaculately maintained by Stewart's Raceworks, $75K. Call Mark at 1-800-547-2414. HELP WANTED: Experi-enced Welder and experienced fabricator. Pay according to experience. Central Orange county location. More info call (714) 435-0113. A-arm, and a blown clutch, in ad-dition to the usual story about sit-ting in the traffic jam. But he did get a second place finish. In the Sportsman Trucks, which were the final group to start, there were three entries, and no one made it back. Mark Growe had his Ford in the lead at Erendira, with 45 minutes on Mauricio and Miguel Jimenez, in a Fl50 Ford. In third it was Ricardo Castannon and Antonio Lomeli in a Ford Ranger. At least they'd all done the first 105 miles. But at Trinidad, Mile 171, only Growe went through. His years of experience in this class undoubtedly helped. But it wasn't enough to get him to Jamau in time, or to the finish. Unexpectedly, this was one event that Mark Growe didn't finish. SCORE had deliberately planned a course that would not cater to the high-horsepower flat-ou t fast teams. They wanted a va-riety of terrain, a challenging course that would make the driv-ers think. Unfortunately, too many of them did their thinking while sitting in line waiting for their turn at a narrow, jammed up part of the course. SCORE did what they could to salvage the situ-ation by lengthening the open hours of checkpoints four through the finish, but it wasn't enough for everyone. Twenty years ago the rac-ers would have gone exploring and found roads or trails that circum-vented the jams. Now, with the Rally Loggers, the environmental-ists and the privately owned roads in the area, they can't do that. Maybe those courses for "thinking" drivers aren't going to be possible in the future. At least not if there can't be some kind of legal "alter-nate" way around the difficulties. SCORE now also has a lot of thinking to do before laying out the next race course. Lots of people who had little or not difficulty with those areas did enjoy the course. The praised it highly at the finish. But then early finishers almost always like the race course. SCORE now heads to Las Ve-gas for their "one off" short course event, and then it will be on to Primm in September and the big finish at the Baja 1000 in No-vember. SCOIE $ I 000 Reward For finding stolen Alumin Craft 4 seater Dune Buggy on morning of Monday 6/13/05. Bay Pam area, San Diego about 4:00 am. Was stored in a I6'x7' White Aztex enclosed trailer also with a 90cc kids Quad. PLEASE CALL W-CALPOLICE OR (619) 247-8200. What to look for: Yellow aluminum side panels with graphics as seen in picture. Light blue powder coated frame. 2276cc Major Motor. Bilstein coil over shocks, Bus trans, set of dirt and sand tires, Jet coated TriMil quiet pack. (2) 44 Weber Cams. Lie plate# 4AGRS9 I.Trailer has a custom made platform on the WANTED_Chev Tahoe or Ford Ex-pedition 4x4 to use for pre run in Baja. Call or email Marv Schmidt (702) 807-4777 mjschmidthouse INDb.X TO ADVb.12. 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