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2007 Volume 24 Number 12 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 24 -Number 12 December 2007 DUB 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 Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier T rackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham BG Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, L~ offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., snapshot of the Month •.. Baja Internacional, circa 1980 Malcolm Smith pours some trick additive into the car he shared with Bud Feldkamp. They finished second top Bob Gotdon, 2 minutes, 27 seconds in arrears after 10½ hours of racing. Photo ~ [udy 5with DUSfY 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. DUSfYTIMES 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 8xl0 will be considered .. In TIiis Issue ••• F EATURES BITD Las Vegas 300 by Judy Smith ................................................................ 8 Rally Tour de Corse by Martin Holmes .................................................... 16 South Point SNORE 250 by John Calvin ..................................................... 20 WSORR At Wheatland by]. Preston Bradshaw ........................................... 28 MDR Lucerne 250 by Steve Ruddick ............................................................. 32 CORR At Chula Vista by John Calvin ......................................................... 38 Albins Goondiwindi 400 by Steve Hilton ..................................................... 42 CORR In Texas by J Preston Bradshaw ........................................................ 44 Rally Catalunya by Martin Holmes ........................................................... 47 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................. 6 Good Stuff Directory .............................................................................. 52 Classified Ads .......................................................................................... 58 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 59 ON THI! COVl!R Steve Raskett and Jake Johnson were the big Class 1 winners at the MDR Lucerne 250, they took the overall win as well in their good looking car. Photo by Alan Madden - Track.side Photo Pat Dean and BJ Richardson had a great SNORE 250, they took the Class 1 win as well as the overall honors, seen here heading for the checkered flag. Photo by Royd Hawkins - Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at c:Su6 .rcri6 e ?oday lo DUSTY TIMES THE PASTEST GROWING OPP ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address ____________________ _ City ________ ...:_ _____________ _ State _______________ _ Zip ______ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 yeat $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times December 2007 Page 3

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r Page4 Where do I start? Dusty Times is starting it's 2_5th year of publication, 25 years of reporting on all the off road racing and rallying activities all over the globe. First I have to thank my late wife, Jean Calvin, it was she who thought our beloved sport of Off Road Racing needed a publication to really report on the racers and all their activities. The December 1983 issue was the start of it all, the rest is history. Judy Smith and Trackside Photo were there to help us on that first issue, and, 25 years later, they are still a very large part of this publication. Many, many thanks to Jim Ober and Judy Smith for all they do for Dusty Times and for you, the racer and rallyist. Also, a big thanks to Larry Worsham, our Art Director and layout specialist. Larry has compiled eyery issue of Dusty Times, he commutes 3500 miles each way to make sure that Dusty Times looks perfect when it goes to press. Bekki_Wikel, who is my left hand here in_the office, who helped Jean when she was recovering from a severe· accident suffered in a Baja 500 race many moons ago and Bekki keeps me on the straight and narrow here in the office. Many thanks to our outstanding journillists, Mike and Nicole Del Col, Martin Holmes, Rod Koch, Byrle Moore, Steve Ruddick, they're are just some of the people who make it all happen. They are out there in the heat, the cold, the rain, the snow and the wind to get your story and picture into print. A million thanks to you all. I'd also like to thank all the advertisers who have supported us over the years, some of them have been with us since the beginning, Bilstein, KC Hilites, McKenzies, Transaxle Engineering, to name a few, many thanks to all of you. And, how do I thank our subscribers, the heart of Dusty Times, those people and families out there who wait patiently every month for Dusty Times to arrive at their door so they can read all about themselves, and others, perhaps see a picture of their car or truck in action and then get ready to go out and do it all over again. All of us have worked very hard to keep Dusty Times an informative publication to the off road racer and rallyist and we shall continue to do so for many years to come. Thanks to all of you who help us and to all of you who read and subscribe to Dusty Times. This December 2007 issue of Dusty Times is our 289th issue, over the years we have printed 16,762 pages, 50,286,006 words are on those pages and in all those editions we have printed 85,518 pictures of your cars and trucks in action. Hell, let's go for another 25. Thanks for all your support. December 2007 Dusty Times

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I' 2DD7•2DDB Happenings ••. lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lro. 1665 DELAWARE ST. O SHKOSH, WI 54901 .AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GaoUP, INc. 3650 SOUTH POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: .AMERICAN TalALs ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM • PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE· (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM LAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN )OSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QuEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS IO CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CllALLENGE December 8, 2007 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DEsERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lHO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 ·CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSIUP OPP-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA Oll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> 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 (B1KES) (605) 224-4967 CllAMPI..AIN 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 Twr. LINE RoAo WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AmoMOVILISTICA SAN QunmN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AmoMOVILISTICo SAN VICENTE RCII AA:lla ..... ~ ·.· .. ·.· ..... an• ftlllllllllt ''>, ,,.~. ·: San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA )AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOToSPORT Cum P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFaoAD USA P.O. Box 2328, CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA Ol l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO November 30-December 1-2, 2007 Race Ready 275 Mexicali -San Felipe, BC, MX CowRADOffw.. CuM8 AssOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER Ol 1-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS On. SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Surry 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR May 16-18, 2008 June 6-8, 2008 June 27-29, 2008 July 18 - 20, 2008 August 22 - 24, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 September 26-28, 2008 October 17-19, 2008 November 7-9, 2008 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 Continued next page ti1111.,,, Sponsors tor: SCORE,;,.!.;BITD -.... CQRR MORE -SNORE l4MII LOBALMAP 7200C I.As VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-2431 November 30 - December 1-2, 2007 Henderson's Terrible 400 February 1-3, 2008 GL.OBALMAP 9200c r Parker April 17-20, 2008 Terribles Town August 21-24, 2008 Vegas To Reno September 26-28, 2008 December 5-7, 2008 BORE RACING 10 ELK MOUNTAIN DRIVE REDSTONE, CO 81623 970-963-4563 623-853-3595 May 2-3, 2008 Red Garter 250 Wendover, NV July 4-5, 2008 Horshue/Cactus Pete's 225 Jackpot, NV August 15-16, 2008 Ely 200 Ely, NV September 19-20, 2008 Red Garter 300 Wendover, NV BP MoToRSPORTS P.O. Box 411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760..578-6258/760..578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California City, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Dusty Times DISPLAY /' IJ. ,. , ~q .. a . ·/ . ·ng in ea1 . oo w, • , - , ' . to'#"""' 6 &ala 1.0 1~i Mf;;i~i~1:~ c.ou~ a.,·.· ·~;, . t,\\\\\n ~ 200 December 2007 Pages

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Trall Notes ... ORIAL SERVICE -There will be a celebration of the life of James ud" Ekins. Bud passed away on October 6, 2007 at the age of 77. d's daughters, Donna and Susan in conjunction with the Peterson Automotive Museum are inviting all of Bud's friends for a final tribute. Walk, ride or carpool: if you knew Bud you will want to be there. The important date is December 2, 2007 and the banner drops at 4pm. AlTI'ENTION RACE ORGANIZERS AND PROMOTERS -We are asking ou to send us your 2008 race and rally schedules as soon as possible. We y to plan our print dates to correspond with most of the major races and the sooner we get your schedule the sooner we can get it into Happenings so your racers can begin to prepare for the 2008 season. Thanks for your help. AL FLAG -We were saddened to hear of the passing of Shav Glick. Shav as the Motorsports Editor for the Los Angeles Times for many years. He arted out covering PGA golf events and when asked to cover either motor racing or golf, he chose racing, because "The people are more interesting." Shav was 87 years old and had been involved in journalism for 73 years! Shav knew everyone and everyone knew him or knew who he was. Your Dusty Times Publisher and Editor spent many hours in the company of Shav Glick in the various press boxes of various venues covering the Mickey Thompson Stadium races and it was a pleasure to sit and talk with him while watching the destruction derby below. Shav was a gentleman through and through, born and raised in Pasadena and if you were privileged to know him you are a better person. Shav is survived by his companion Doris Syme, a son Michael, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Shav's wife, Florence, died in 1991. A celebration of Shav's life is being planned. Donations in his name may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 598 S. Grand Avenue, Covina, CA 91724. Go with God, Shav! SCORE BAJA 1000 -This year's race course will feature 10 outlying checkpoints where each vehicle is required to quickly stop before continuing on. To be held Nov. 11-16, this historic 401h anniversary odyssey of the world's most famous desert race will be a grueling and memorable 1,296.39-mile adventure down Mexico's mysterious Baja California peninsula starting in Ensenada, Baja California and finishing in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Sur. An amazing total of 392 vehicles from 40 U.S. States and 13 countries are entered to date and the length of the course is second only to the SCORE Baja 2000, the over 1, 700-mile journey that started the new millennium that also was the only other time the race finished in Cabo San Lucas in its storied history. The four-wheel vehicle classes with the most entries to date are SCORE Trophy-Truck (31), Class 1 (30), Class 5/ 1600 and Class 1-2/ 1600 (22 each), Baja Challenge (18), SCORE Lite (17), and Protruck (12). This year's memorable internationally-televised adventure will cover the length of the rugged and tortuous Baja California peninsula, starting on the Pacific Ocean side and stretching across and down the majestic peninsula to the Sea of Cortez side and back to the Pacific before hugging the coastline to the finish line on the southernmost tip of Baja. Over 400 entries from 40 U.S. States and 15 countries, competing in 28 Pro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs are expected to be part of this year's 40'hanniversary tribute to the world's richest and most famous desert race. The granddaddy of all desert races is the season-finale of the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the world's foremost desert racing series. The car and truck classes start at approximately 11 a.m. (PST), or three hours after the last ATV leaves the line. The starting line will be on Blvd. Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in Ensenada. Vehicles will leave in 30-second intervals in the elapsed-time race and while the fastest finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 22 hours. This year's Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race will be televised on a delayed basis as a one-hour NBC Sports special for the fourth consecutive year, airing on Dec. 30 on the NBC Television Network. It will also air on a delayed basis outside of the U.S. on ESPN International. BOOK You GoTTA READ -We just finished reading "McQueen's Machines", a fantastic book all about the late Steve McQueen and all of he fabulous cars and motorcycles he owned during his career. It is 176 super glossy pages of McQueen, his movies, Bullitt, The Great Escape, Thomas Crown Affair, Le Mans, his racing, his off road racing, it's all here for your perusal. Over 200 pictures take you through Steve's garage, through his sports car racing days, his many movies, his motorcycle racing and his off road racing activities. It is certainly ready for any coffee table. Compiled by Matt Stone, Executive Editor of Motor Trend, with a forward by Chad McQueen, Steve's son, it is an absolute must for anyone who loves cars and had any feeling at all for Steve McQueen. This book will be available in mid-November at all major book stores. If you can't find it, call Motorbooks at 651-287-5127. RE POWDER PuFF - 125 strong, the gals turned out for the fight gainst breast cancer, they ran in 15 different classes and a good time as had by all. The Class 1 race went to Shirley Jergensen, Lori Robinson was second. Jessica Freeman took the Class 12 win, Danielle Brewer was second in. C lass 1400, Nicolette Dunn was the winner, Trina Campbell came in second. Michelle Bruckmann was the Class 5 winner, Cheri Nutter took the silver medal. Jennifer DeNunzio was the Class 7 Unlimited winner. Marie Westwood was the Class 8 winner, Kyndal Hays took second place. Class 10 had Bekki Wik taking the win, she was followed in by Layne Brown. Day Malloy took the gold in the 1600 race, Rhiannon Freiley followed her in. Angie Vanderhorst took the win in Class 1300, Apryl Sheleen was second. Tandi Hartman took the Class 1700 win, Dani Filar took the silver. The Class 1450 win went to Stacey Robburts, Julie Humphreys took second place honors. In Class 5/ 1600 it was Kristin Flaherty winning and Lisa Wheeler taking second spot. In Class 7S Tabitha Rose took the big win, Evelyn Morely followed in second spot. Kathleen Lang took the Class 9 honors and Carissa Stephens followed in second place. The Class 11 win went to Lacy Perrault and Dawnette Brewer fished second. Complete coverage of the race and lots of pictures will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. CORR AT DALLAS -The CORR troops went to Dallas late in October for their next to last weekend event of the '07 season. Everything went well, and we'll list the first two places in each class here. The Pro 4 Baldwin Cup racre went to Rick Huseman, Carl Renezeder was second, The Pro 2 Cup win went to Renezeder, Rob MacCachren was second. Scott Douglas took the Pro 4 win on Saturday, Johnny Greaves won on Sunday. The Pro 2 win went to Carl Renezeder both days. Rob Naughton took the Pro Lite win both days. The single Buggy win went to Bryce Menzies both days. Larry Foddrill too the Super Buggy win on Saturday and Doug fortin was the big winner in the Sunday race. We'll have a complete story on the race in the next issue of Dusty Times with loads of pictures. Page 6 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thu~ton County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILlDN BAJA A\JfOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LONG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 Bajaautomoti-., DEcATUR Foua WHEEL DRlvE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 TOM ALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 °EAsrERN OFF-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 °ENsF.NADA BAJA ()n, RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 ELis10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motor9cles &TERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing V1croRIA GALINbo ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0l l-52-646-176-6230 FORDA f'LoRIDA OJ1F ROAD IJiuvER's ASSOCIATION )ASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Nov at Davidson Raceway FunPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151 FAX GORRA GEORGIA ()pp ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT Pl..ANEs OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 ScoTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium sryle Classes -Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS ()pp ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDOOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PR0M0110Ns, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 JEEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 All races for J eepspeed 1, 2 & 3 November 31-December 2, 2007 BITD Terrible 400 Henderson, NV KAMLooPS BRONCO BUSTERS Wb.isperiag Pin.ea Spom & Recreation P.O. Box 465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 December 2007 .. , LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS &. OFFROAD ExP0 (626) 961-3782 <> <> LI.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IM AR\JfA (408) 247-4402 MAMARRITA ()pp ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JuAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BUGGY BUIIDERS Dune Buggy Trade Sb.ow (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterpriaea Inc. 15529 )ONES ROAD GRANO LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box 664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: <> MDR PRODUCTIONS 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE So\JfH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-44 2-9 3 20/FAX626-579-605 l CaMornia Cluunpiommp Seriea Supentition Cluunpiommp Seriea December 31, 2007 The Bud Light Dash 200 M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RAcING ENnruslASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 MOREKARTEK Off Road Gold Cup Series December 1, 2007 Toys For Tots Holiday 200 Barstow, CA January 11-13, 2008 March 14-16, 2008 May 23-2S, 2008 July 18-20, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 December 5-7, 2008 MSBA MicmGAN SPORT BuGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE OR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWEST WINTFR TRIAis SERIFS 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 MotorsportB Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTIIERN Omo ()pp ROAD RACING AssN. 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) ()pp RoAD ExP0 2007 (626) 599-8622 ()pp ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunt.eered Seriea PRESIDENT· GEOFF LEE ' . . . 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. - 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLID. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 O\JfLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (AU Races at Wheeling in the Ccunry 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTI.AW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. LOUIS, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/ Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OH Road Cluunpiommp 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTuucK 14402 BoND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box 50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 °RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 008 Rally America National Championship Series Schedule January 2S-26, 2008 Sno*Drift Adanta,MI February 22-23, 2008 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO April 19-20, 2008 Olympus Rally Olympia, WA May 1~18 Oregon Trail Rally Hillsboro, OR June~7 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Wellsboro, PA July 11-12 (tentative) New England Forest Rally Bethel, Maine August 22-23, 2008 Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, MN Septemberl3-14, 2008 Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO October 17-18, 2008 Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI RALLYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS Eat.em States Cluunpiommp Central States Cluunpiommp Western States Championship ROCK CRAWLERS AssoclATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 Dusty Times

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UYOTA TRUE GRIT-Heading into November's season-ending 40'h Annual ecace SCORE Baja 1000 in Mexico and following five of six races in the 007 SCORE Desert Series, 24 of SCORE's toughest drivers are still in the hunt to earn 2007 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. In addition, three of those racers could split chis year's $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Awards. Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 22nd consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those drivers who finish every required mile of every race in the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series, the World's Foremost Desert Racing Series. "Toyota is proud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For over two decades, we have had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota True Grit and Milestone Awards co the toughest racers on the planet." 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Stock Full -John Griffin. M::R SUPERSTITION 250 -The McMillin sponsored Superstition 250 enc off in the weekend of the fires, lots of road closures and lots of orried people. But, the race went on and when the checkers flew it was Shawen McCallum taking the Class l win and the overall too. Bob Archibald was second in the class and second overall. Miguel Cortez was the Class 5/1600 winner, Kris Schulz was second, John Andrews won Class 7, Jack Hettinger was the Class 9 winner, Jes e McClain took Class 10, Lacy Perrault was the Class 11 winner, Polo Ramirez cook Class 1300, Jim Holt and Skip Edwards were one and two in Class 1450 and Caleb Sanden was the Class 1600 winner. We'll have a full story on the race and lots of pictures in the January, 2008 issue of Dusty Times. BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES -BORE is a small grassroots organization that has provided great desert racing for over 30 years in the northern parts of Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and above. The 2008 season will be no exception. BORE, which has been under new management since July of 2007 is introducing the BORE Championship Series for 2008. The series will consist of four races, instead of three and a cash fund for an Overall Points Champion and runner-up Points Champion. Individual Points Champions will continue to be recognized and the paybacks for each race will remain intact. The points system has been restructured to provide each class an opportunity to win the Overall Championship: if they run well, finish the miles and have some luck on their side. BORE's focus has been to provide good, safe competitive racing for chose who don't have a large budget or the latest equipment but still want to compete in a safe and friendly atmosphere. BORE's goal is to provide a series that is safe, challenging and competitive for all classes. BORE is known for its scenic courses that will challenge you but leave your equipment mostly intact. For more information, go to UWN FOR SALE - PssssSt• Hey, buddy -Wanna buy a town? Yep, that's ght. My town, Angelus Oaks, California, where I live; is up - For $ale! eriously. Beautiful, mountain community at 5,800 ft elevation. Quiet, clean air, and the real bears still poop in the woods, too. A$king price? Just $5.SM, but the bidding starts at ju t $4.ZM. Can anybody lend me the money? HA. Not at that price? You can own your own private lake. Just not, the one Qenks lake) shown in the pretty pictures. Your private lake is actually, in all reality, more like a thriving-Mosquito Farm; a puddle of a pond. The bears do swim in it, though. Bue wait• - there is more! You also get about 100-acres of Prime mountain goat breeding habitat. What A Deal! Now, how much would you pay? You, too can own a piece-of-the-pie. Call now for more info 909-794-5550. AL FLAG - We were just made aware of the passing of Orrin Nordin on ctober 24, 2007. Orrin was a pioneer in the Off Road Racing sport. He mpeted in the inaugural Baja 1000. Orrin raced Jeeps, Meyers Toad, Suzuki Samurai and he wa instrumental in helping Mickey Thompson get Class 11 organized. Orrin raced from the mid 6Q's to the mid 80's and he competed in everything fro the Baja races to the Mine 400 to the Riverside Gran Prix. Orrin loved off road racing and it loved him. Orrin will be sorely missed by all who knew him. God Speed! A -Remember DARPA????? Remember all the hullabaloo and all ress??????????? Well, almost secretly, the Defense Advanced Research J cts Agency (DARPA) held their contest for robotic vehicles at the old George Air Force Base near Victorville, CA. Competing on an urban style obstacle course the Carnagie Mellon University Team watched their Chevy Tahoe cake the $2 million first prize and the $1 million second place prize went to Stanford University. The Virginia Tech team took home a $500,000 third place prize. WtORR YEAR F.ND -"NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS" BANQUET TO HONOR OFF-ROAD RACERS. A year-end banquet honoring 2007 Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) racers, teams and ponsor will be held Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The banquet cap WSORR's inaugural season. With year-end points money, the Series paid out a record $835,000 to racers acros all classes. Fans can watch the action unfold round by round on SPEED Channel beginning November 3. Each WSORR show -18 in all - air on Saturday's at 3.P.M. (EST) WSORR PRO racers winning off-road crowns include Chad Hord, Felch, Mi., (PRO Light Pickup, Boss Plows Nissan Frontier); Scott Taylor, Belvidere, II., (PRO 2WD, Skyjacker Ford F-150); and Johnny Greave , Abrams, Wi., (PRO 4x4 Monster FCP Toyota Tundra). Special championship cash will be awarded by Nissan to Hord. Toyota will award a cash prize to Greaves. Other WSORR racers earning class championships include Ben Wandahsega, Bark River, Mi., (Super Truck, FCP Toyo Chevrolet); Scott Beauchamp, Bark River, Mi., (Stock Truck); Dave DeMaegd, Mishawaka, In., (Formula 4x4 SUV); Gary Nierop, Aldergrove, B.C., Canada (Super Buggy), who will also receive additional contingency from Toyota; John Fitzgerald, Omaha, Ne., ( 1600 Buggy); and Jamie Kleikamp, Wilson, Mi. (1600 Light Buggy). WSORR's entry level Grassroots division champs were Larry Manske, New Berlin, Wi., (Enduro) and Rob Weiland, Hortonville, Wi., (Classix). Also bestowed will be Rookie and Driver of the Year and OEM awards, and year-end contingency prizes. Included are $5,000 in 2007 year-end prize money from WSORR sponsor KC Hilites. Racers earning the KC Hilites funds are Beauchamp ($2,500), Fitzgerald ($1,500) and Wandahsega ($1,000). MasterCraft Race Products and MSD Ignitions also sponsor year-end awards. Beauchamp again will receive both awards in the SRT division, while Taylor will accept the PRO division MSD Ignition year-end award. WSORR "Cup" race champions will be recognized. Winner of the June FCP Chairman's Cup was Carl Renezeder, Newport Beach, Ca., (Lucas Oil BFG Nissan Titan 4x4). Winner of the new "Decision at Sundown" PRO Light Pickup Challenge Cup was Jeff Kincaid, Argonne, Wi., (Forest County Potawatomi BFG Toyota Tacoma). Winner of the prestigious BorgWarner Challenge Cup was Greaves. Greaves joins 2007 Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti as the two drivers receiving the most coveted and prestigious awards in closed course off-road and open wheel motorsports this year. 2007 "World Championship" rings will also be awarded to 12 racers. Key sponsors for the Lucas Oil Off-Road World Series are Lucas Oil Products and Forest County Potawatomi. Nissan is the "Official Vehicle" of the Series while United Trailer serves as "Official Trailer". Additional sponsors include BorgWarner, Toyo Tires, KC Hilites, Skyjacker, ATX Wheels, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Kumho Tires. More information about the World Series is availa!:,le at Page 7

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~IIZlli'l:D~ LA v •oo ,;ACING ASSOCIATION s EGAS iia An t:ller wav11,1c11 Win Mark and Gary Weyhrich drove their TSCO Jimco to the Class 1 win as well as the overall, seen here with the power on. Jean, NV: Mark Weyhrich pi-loted the family Jimco Chevy to the overall victory at the Best In The Desert Las Vegas 300, relegating his brother, Gary, to pit support status when the race grew tight. The Las Vegas 300 is a lap race, utilizing the familiar area east of the 15 Freeway, between Primm and Sloan. A month earlier it had been part of the SCORE Primm 300. About 50% of the BIID course ap-peared to be on the same trails, but they went in the opposite direction. There might have been some slight advantage to having raced the Primm race, but generally, the racers all know the area so well it's not a big issue. It does mean that the whoop-de-doos get big, and the ruts get deep. As in the past, BITD made this a two race day, with bikes and quads on one course starting early, and fin-ishing as the trucks and cars took off on the longer course. The two cour es were on the same trails part of the way, but cars and trucks never ran on the same track with bikes and quads at the same time. It took some diligent planning to get it all to work out, and it meant a long and trying day for the BITD crew of officials, timing and scoring, safety people, fir t aid people and the like, who were on duty from dawn 'til late in the evening. The start order at the front of the pack had been determined by the Time Trials the day before, and the Weyhrich brothers had the be t time, and thus were first to start. Usually the first 20 vehicles go off the line at one minute intervals, but this time, they all went at 30 second intervals. That ensured that no one would come around before the final few cars got off the line. The weather was a bit brisk, with stiff breezes to clear the dust away, although it wasn't enough to do it for everyone all the time. Dust was still a major issue. There were 95 car and truck entries, and that made a lot of traffic on the 82 mile long cour e. Everyone was required to do three laps, except for Class 4100, which requested to be allowed to call it a day after two. There were only two entries in the class. In Class 1500, Unlimited open-wheel cars, which was the biggest class, with 22 starters, the early lead was shared between the Weyhrich car and Chuck Hovey, in his Jimco, with a triumvirate of Robert Ross in his Potter, Steve Croll in his Porter, and Pat Dean in his Bunderson all only a minute further back. Weyhrich had a clear lead on the second lap, but it was only two min-utes, and Hovey was still running well. His car turned off a couple times dur-ing the race: an electrical gremlin that's bothered him all season. Ross was a strong third, then Croll hung in, but Dean, and co-driver B.J. Richardson lost a wire to their alter-nator and went back to a pit for a fix, which cost about 20 minutes. Weyhrich had. planned to let his brother, Gary, drive the second half of the race, but Hovey was too close for comfort, so Mark stayed in the car. He liked the new motor, one with more low end power, which was working well with their transmission. About eight miles into the last lap It was a nice Class 8 win for Curt LeDuc, he drove his Ford hard and took the class win with eight minutes in hand. Ron Whitton and Garron Cadiente took the Trick Truck honors, they drove their Ford to the win, they're seen here landing hard. he smelled raw fuel. The odor grew stronger, so he stopped at his pit to see if they could find where it came from. No fuel leaks were found, so he went on, only to have the crew radio that he did indeed have a leak, and urging him to come back. (They must have found a puddle on the ground.) Weyhrich knew he'4 dq'd if he ran backwards, so he decided to go on, knowing he and his pas-senger might have to "make a hasty exit from the vehicle." He also started to worry about the possibility of run-ning out of fuel before getting to the finish line. At the finish, there was his crew, with five gallons of water and mul-tiple fire extinguishers. They shouted at Mark and his navigator, Ryan Wil-liams, to get out of the car. Only then did the two in the car realize how bad the situation was. The entire belly pan of the car was about a quarter-inch deep in raw fuel, and it was pouring out of the bottom of the car. The crew poured water on it to di-lute it, and no fire ensued, but it was a scary few moments. Weyhrich's throat had closed up from exposure to the fumes, and he was choking and gagging, with dry heaves. The leak, they discovered, had been due to a loose fitting on the fuel cell. Meanwhile, Hovey had quietly fin-ished in second place, reporting a good day with no flat tires, and say-ing that the wind had "made it nice." He was just four minutes off the Weyhrich time. Ross was third, enjoy-ing his first BITD event, and declar-ing that he was going to race the whole series next year, as well as the whole SCORE series. He thought the course was "awesome." In fourth it was Steve Croll whose Ford powered Porter has a new fuel injection system which gives it more horsepower. It also uses more gas than it used to, and Croll was run-ning out of gas for a while on the sec-ond lap. Dean and Richardson, who split the driving evenly, were fourth, having driven most of the way with no second gear. Ten minutes behind them came Shawn Croll, in a Porter Ford, who'd broken a limit strap and some ancillary parts. He'd had to limp a ways to his main pit with only four or five inches of rear travel, hoping not to damage the c.v. joint. They made repairs, but it had cost a lot of time. In seventh it was Tom Gilchriese, in an HMS, reporting that he'd had a flat, changed it on course and put .on the spare. All fine so far, but then he hit a rock and flattened two tires at once. Now he had no spare, and had to limp to a pit for help. He had a flat on Lap 3 also. Gilchriese says, "We're rookies." Seventh place is a good finish for a rookie in that com-pany. In eighth it was Mike Bilek in a Porter. He'd had a flat and discov-Alan Levinson drove his Ford Pro Truck to the class win, he was a remarkable eighth overall, seen here on the course. Jim Hunt was the Jeepspeed winner, he's seen here out on the Chuck Hovey flew his Jimco to a second place finish in Class 1500, It was a second place finish for Mark Shoaff in the Cla~s 8000 course heading for that coveted checkered flag. second overall, he finished four minutes out of the win. battle, he was nine minutes in arrears in his Ford. Page a December 2007 Dusty Times

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I I Larry Roese/er had a good race, he took the Class 722 win with 9 minutes in hand, he's seen here at speed in flight. Larry Job had 18 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers in Class 10, he's seen here in his good looking Jimco. lap, went through the main pits first on the road. His car is a good one, and he's a fine driver, but no one who started 11th would logically have been able to pass all of the ten quick-est cars/ drivers within 80 miles, un-less there'd been some kind of jam-1,.1p. (No such jam had been reported. BITD requires every vehicle in the Pro classes to run the lritrack device, so immediately upon stopping the car sends a signal back to the lritrack staff at the start line.) Unknowingly, Schovajsa had got onto the bike/ quad course and followed its shorter distance to meet up with the car/ truck course again Gust as he appar-ently had done on his messed up pre-run.) Casey Folks knew immediately what had occurred, told Schovajsa about it, and told him he'd have to repeat the lap. But he somehow got lost again, did another short lap, even shorter than the first apparently, and got himself way out of sync with the rest of the world. Ultimately, Ebberts did the final section, and they fin-ered that his jack didn't work, which cost him about 20 minutes. Ninth place went to Alex Gonzales, in a Porter Chevy. He finished without his hood, because he'd had an oil problem. Somehow oil was being lost through the breather, and they'd had to keep adding more. He thought maybe some hose was hooked up backwards. He'd also had two flats. In tenth it was Jim Tucker and his son, Aaron. Aaron rode Lap 1, then drove Lap 2. Jim got back in to drive Lap 3, with his daughter Hilary, age 16, riding. They'd had only one flat to disturb their family fun. Eleventh place went to Scott Schovajsa and Danny Ebberts. They had a very bad day. It started on the pre-run, which as all BITD pre-runs, was a guided tour. Schovajsa and · Ebberts.were delayed by mechanical trouble with their pre-runner, but when they got going again, they found the BITD markers, and fol-lowed them around the course. On race day Schovajsa started the car, 11th in line, and at the end of his Continued next page Mark Post had a decent race, he took the silver medal in the Trick John Swift, Ford, was the second place finisher in the Class 7200 The Whipple clan, seen here in their Fraley, were the second place Truck Class, he was 25 minutes off the winning pace. fracas, John is seen here at speed, headin' for the checkers. finishers in Class 10, seen here in their good looking car. Dusty Times 1,200 Rooms 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 50,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall 6 Restaurants Spa & Fitness Center Headliner Showroom (May '07) 64-Lane Bowling Center ~~4 16 Movie Theaters 52 Table Games -Over 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room 800-Seat Bingo Room Race & Sports Book Child Care Center Kids Arcade 1-866-791-76!16 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH RD • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM December 2007 Page.~

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A second place finish in the Class 1600 fracas was all that Tony Hiding behind all that candlepower, Chad Hall sped to a second Jason and Richard Voss had a few problems along the way, they Modica could manage, Tony was nine minutes out of the class win. place finish in Class 8100, seen here at speed on the course. took second place in Class 1200, seen here in their Ford. ished 11th. Twelfth place went to Sam Berri who'd had an early flat with hisJimco, got a new spare and gone on, things looking good. Then, just out of easy reach of the pit, inexplicably, the car died. Sam didn't know what it could be, except that it seemed to be electri-cal. He started "jumping things", un-til "things started happening." He lost nearly a full lap messing with his uni-dentified problem. In 13th it was Mark Levrett and Johnny Harrah in a Jimco Chevy. Harrah, who's just 16 years old, lost an alternator, but Levrett had the left rear wheel fall off three times. Each time he had to go hunt it down, which takes a lot of time. In 14th it was Andy Grider and Chuck Dempsey, in an HMS. They "had a few flats" and broke a few power steering lines, which took over an hour to fix. Robert Nuckles, in his homebuilt car, ripped the right rear hub off about 15 miles before getting to the finish. It took him an hour and a half to get going again, to finish 15th. Sixteenth went to Levi Rockhill in another homebuilt car, one he built himself. He lost a rear trailing arm when a bolt came out, and that cost him an hour. He was the final finisher in the class, with a time of 6:52:46. In the Trick Trucks, which had an entry of only 10 for this event, the lead belonged to Todd Wyllie in his Chevrolet at the end of the first lap, with Steve Olliges second, his Ford a scant two minutes in front of Garron Cadiente who was driving the Ford of his father-in-law, Ron Whitton, who couldn't be there because he'd had recent surgery. Wally Dallenbach, past pavement racer turned off-roader, was driving Jesse Jones' Ford in this event, hoping to get some experience before heading to Baja and the 40th anniversary 1000. He's apparently a quick study, and had the truck on the same minute as Olliges for a while. He was, he said, having to pump the brakes more and more and at one very difficult wash-out there never were enough brakes. The truck went end over end several times, and then it rolled. He said, "It felt like ten times, but it was probably three or four." He Malcolm Bryce had a good race, he took the Class 10 Light win in his Moulton, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. apparently turned everything off, which meant the lritrack system got turned off also. This meant that when the gizmo beeped back in the Iritrack trailer, to signify that the truck had come to a sudden stop, and they called him on its built-in radio, they got no reply. Not knowing whether the sys-tem had been turned off, or the driver had been injured and was perhaps un-conscious, they reported to the BITD officials. (This is standard operating procedure, hot special for., Dallenbach.) BITD sent a helicopter out to have a look, and sent an offi-cial in a truck also. Eventually it was reported back that he'd rolled, but he and his passenger were o.k. The BITD official uprighted him and Dallenbach drove the truck back to the main pits, where it was decided there wasn't enough time to fix things and get another two laps done before the cutoff time. Dallenbach said he'd been "learning a lot", particularly about dust and "when you're trying to pass someone and you can't see him!" He went on to say, "It was fun. I'll be back!" On the second lap Wyllie led most of the way, with seven minutes on Cadiente, who was about eight min-utes up on the team of Jake Batulis and Mike Childress in a new STl truck. Scott Kincaid's truck was now out, reportedly due to a seized oil pump and zero oil pressure. Tracy Rubio had fallen out also, and Rick D. Johnson and Chris Lucas had come in from off course, apparently done 'though mov_ing under their own powers. Late in the day Cadiente had al-ternator problems and he also had three flats, which he called a "driver issue". But, nonetheless, he was the first Trick Truck to finish, and he got the class win. Batulis and Childress, who said they'd had two ffats on course, and finished on another, be-cause they were running the wrong tire pressure, were second, 25 minutes later. In third it was Will Staats, who'd lost a driveshaft at Mile 35 of the first lap. Said he, "I wasn't so good at changing it." Fourth went to Olliges and Wayne Lugo, who'd blown his belts. He said it had cost him 40 min-utes, but went on to say he'd "enjoyed another good day of racing." Lugo is always happy when he arrives at a fin-ish line. Wyllie, after such a good be-ginning, broke a third member at Mile 64 of the second lap. Repairs took a long time, but he managed to finish fifth, last in the class to get there. He said it was still "oozing out gear oil", but to observers, it looked more as if it were running out, prompting a guess that the housing was cracked. Chris Robinson broke on the third lap, so Wyllie was the final finisher. There were four Protrucks running at Jean Dry Lake, and on the first lap It was a nice win for Rick Waszkiewicz in his R&E Fab car, he took the 1600cc win with 20 minutes in hand, seen here at speed. the lead belonged to Alan Levinson, but he had only two minutes on Ryan Staats in his Ford. Jason Voss was another minute back, and then Wade Kelson, in a brand new Chevrolet, was fourth, about eight minutes back af-ter a flat. Levinson held his lead through the second lap, and Voss had another flat, but was still second. Staats dropped by the wayside, and Kelson and co-driver, Todd Bogh, lost a couple of hours with an alternator problem. One of the Grove Class 1500 cars brought them a battery booster so they· could get going again. Levinson, who said he had no problems, just "good runnin"', took the win, almost two hours in front of the Voss truck. Voss had broken some rocker studs about 40 miles out from the finish. He claims that he's "cursed with motor problems" because his dad (Richard Voss) did something bad and it came back on him. It's as good an explanation as we've heard to explain away recurring troubles. In third place it was Kelson and Bogh, who ran out of gas late in the day, and had to run to a pit to get some. They said it cost them about 20 minutes. They were the final Protruck finishers. In Class 8000 there were six start-ers, all Fords, and five of them fin-ished. Mike Kellogg had the lead on the first lap, with about a minute on Mark Shoaff, whose truck is for sale. Mark Beeler ran third, another minute back in his '65 Ford. Curt LeDuc, who is usually in the top three · in this class, was playing catch up af-ter replacing a driveshaft he'd dam-aged on a rock. Kellogg and Shoaff were just about tied through the second lap, and LeDuc had closed up to within a minute of them. Beeler ran about two minutes further back, and Tammie Gubler ran fifth, driving in her first event since she broke her back in '05. Except for stopping to pick up an-other spare driveshaft, LeDuc had no more problems, and gradually pulled to the front. Son, Todd, drove the sec-ond half of the day. They have won every BITD event so far this year. Shoaff, who says he had an "incred-ible" race with the other Class 8 trucks on the first lap, reported no trouble, no flats, and finished second, nine minutes out of first. Ten minutes fur-ther back it was Beeler, whose son, Brendan, age 18, rode all the way in the antique truck. They said it was "rough out there", and declared their shocks had been a little soft. In fourth it was Kellogg, who'd had transmis-sion problems all day, even losing third gear for a while. The tranny ran hot and they had to keep adding fluid. He was 16 minutes further back. And Gubler was fifth, another 12 minutes out. She was the last finisher, Rich-ard Maddux having dropped out on Lap 2. . The Class 8100 win went to Greg Foutz, he drove his Ford to the win and had 22 minutes on his competition at the flag. In Production Mini Truck it was Aaron Dixon taking a nice win in his Ford pickup, he's seen here at speed on the course. In the Stock big truck class, 8100, there were six entries: five Fords and a Hummer. Greg Foutz had a good luck charm, in the person of Britany Burgos, riding with him on the first lap. Ms. Burgos had entered a contest in which she had to name the prize she wanted to win, and explain why she wanted it. Her prize of choice had been to ride a lap with Foutz, and she'd won. A budding off road racer herself, she no doubt picked up some good pointers. And Foutz had none of the disasters that have plagued him since this race in 2006. He completed the first laP,.in the lead, Hall had his Hummer within a couple of mio4-tes, and Robby Woolworth was op the same minute. · Even though Ms. Burgos got out Page 10 December 2007 Dusty Times

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It was a second place finish in Stock Production Truck for Wayne Demonja and crew, seen here headin' for home in their Ford. The Fisher clan drove their Ford to a silver medal in Class 7300, Ray Garcia took second place in Class 3100, he's seen here speeding towards the finish line in his Ford. They're seen here on their way to the finish line. Carl Fitts was the big winner in the Class 7 300 contest, he had 15 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers in his Ford. · after the first lap, Foutz continued to have a good day, and was still at the front of the pack at the end of Lap 2, when he had about eight minutes on Hall. His luck held through Lap 3, and Foutz took the win, reporting not even a flat to mar the day. Twenty-two minutes later Hall finished sec-ond, saying he'd broken one shock, and just drove it on it that way. Dave Morrison was third, another 13 min-utes back, saying he'd run his backup motor, which was a little down on horsepower. He'd also stopped long enough to soften up his rear shocks a bit. Woolworth and co-driver, Mike Alden were fourth, losing nearly an hour when Woolworth's left front Dusty Time~ wheel came off while he was going about 80 miles per hour. He managed to slow to a stop without going end for end, but lost a bunch of time get-ting sorted out and going again. In fifth it was Randy Merritt, who said he'd hit a ditch early in the day, and 40 miles later had a broken tie rod. Then, on the last lap he'd had to change a power steering pump, which he said was difficult because it's tucked up in a spot that's hard to get to. Then he had to keep adding fluid. He was two and a half hours down to the win-ning truck. Kreg Donahoe, who broke a transfer case on the first lap, ran out of time and didn't finish. There were six Class 1000 cars (Class 10 in SCORE), and Larry Job led all the way in his Honda Jimco. At the end of the first lap he was about five minutes up on Cortney, Laird and Calvin Whipple and John Sobey in their Fraley. Both Job and the Whipple team are local folks. In third it was Don Emmons in a VW pow-ered Lacore, and the Jimenez broth-ers and David Bost ran about four minutes behind him in a VW pow-ered Metalworx. Job had only half throttle for much of the way, but maybe that kept him out of trouble. He continued to lead through the second lap, and the Whipple/ Sobey team was steady in second. The third lap was a little more eventful, as Job lost his power steer- . ing about 15 miles before the finish. But he managed to keep it aimed for-ward, and brought it in for the win, 18 minutes in front of second place. BOSSES II UNIBA CUPS 200B llSAl BA That was the Whipple and Sobey, who said they had starter problems, . and motored on to their pit. In third it was Erick Jacobs, who drove his Toyota powered Sandwinder all the way. He says it's very different from the old Sandwinders (going back into the '70s) because it has a "J" suspen-sion. He broke his steering rack, and had really bad steering for the final ten miles. In fourth it was Emmons, racing just his fourth race ever. He had one flat and "a little shock issue." Fifth went to the Jimenez brothers, Bubba and Hondo, and Bost, who'a had a sticky throttle and lost a coil wire twice. Also, their shift linkage was "messed up". They were the final fin-ishers, as Victor Almeida b.oke his Chenowth on the last lap. Class 1100 had only one entry, a team trying to persuade others in this class to join in the fun. Jim Moulton and Malcolm Bryce, in a Moulton, said they'd had fun racing with the Class 1000 cars (they'd have been third if they'd entered that class). This class is the equal of the SCORE Lite class -VW suspension and motor, and a little too limited to play with the Class 1000s, but a very competitive class when there's more than one out there. In Class 7200 there were nine start-ers, and only one failed to get the first lap done. Of the rest, the lead be-longed to Jason Ruane in his ford. But he had only a minute on Daniel Bolton, who had a minute on Mark Landersman in his Fourth St. Model - a new truck built to the new specs which allows rear engines and tube frames. This one is a rear engine truck. A minute later it was Andy Waters in John Swift's Ford, and another Continued next page ~ •v ' -,_ J - " -~ .: ~ ~~~ , BAllB lllMETB ..,,., , ' l .. \ ' ' 1-Cll lY /. · 111&1111{, "" ,1 December 2007 Page 11

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The two Sunder/ands, John R and A were the second place finishers It was a third place finish in Class 1500 for Robert Ross, he was a Third place in the Trick Truck department went to Will Staats, Will was less than three minutes out of a second place finish in his Ford. lap, with Ray Garcia, in Scott Dou- Wolar, hop out and pick it up. This glas' old truck in second place, and turned out to be something ofa chore, Mike Falkosky in third, a minute later. because a transfer case for an F350 is They were only six minutes apart on considerably bigger and heavier than the course. the one Falkosky has in his truck, but in Class 4100, they're seen here heading for the finish1ine. bit off the winning pace in his Potter. minute back, Jason Campbell, also went to Gary, Derek and Stewart Ken Tapert ran third now, in spite of Ford. Dixon, another Ford. they'd broken a sticky throttle, in his Moulton. On the second lap they lost one a pitman arm, waited while Richard On the last lap these folks had to more truck, and Ruane still led. Swift Blunk brought them a new one, and drive into the sun, and they found that and Waters were up to second and lost five or six hours before getting difficult, but Waszkiewicz and Landers man and Jeff Holmes ran fixed and going again. They were the Steenburgen didn't have any mechani-third in the new truck. Bolton had last finishers in the class. Landersman cal problems, and kept moving steadily dropped to fourth, but was only 11 and Holmes, in the zoomy looking ahead to take the win. Modica and minutes behind the leader. new truck, broke an axle and didn't Martinez were second, 20 minutes Ruane had no problems, and finish. later. In third it was Tapert and his stopped only for fuel. He took the win Class 2000, which are the 1600cc co-driver, Gary Stairs, who did the fi-with nine minutes to spare. Swift and VW powered buggies, fielded six cars nal 70 miles on three cylinders. In Waters, in second, said they'd also had for this race, and all of them got the fourth it was Amy Perez and Rick Graf atroublefreeday, "justcameupalittle first lap done. The lead was pretty in a Chenowth which they think is short". In third it was Bolton, who'd much a tie between Kirk Steenburgen 25 years old. Peter Janss and his dad, had three flats and a "wiring issue" in an R&E Fab chassis and Tony William, brought their Bullet chassis which caused the truck to shutdown. Modica in a Neth. And they needed in fifth. They'd rolled it at Mile 60 on He was 16 minutes in back of Swift to keep pushing, because Brent Meyer the last lap, and the check point crew and Waters. Fourth place went to and James O'Brien were close on their there helped get them back on their Barry Karakas and Kevin Davis, in a tail. • wheels, costing them about 15 min-Toyota, who said they'd had "driver On the second lap O'Brien and utes. They were the final finishers in induced flats -one each". they had lost Meyer fell out, and Steenburgen and the class. third gear on the third lap. In fifth it his co-driver, Rick Waszkiewicz built Class 3100 usually turns into a was Campbell who'd broken a shock their lead to one minute. Modica and voluminous story, and even at this bolt, which broke the shock, and also his co-driver, Tommy Martinez had an relatively short event, there were tales broke the spare. He did two thirds of observant pit crew person who'd seen to tell in this three car class. Theywere the race with a missing shock, and said a c.v. boot that was tom, and they took all Fords. Seventeen year old Jesse he'd had "a rough day today". Sixth the time to tape it up during the pit. Herling led for a while on the first On the second lap Frank Green- Wolar manhandled it back to the wood, Herling' s co-driver, broke a leaf Explorer, somehow fitted it into the spring, and set about making repairs, truck in front of his seat and climbed which was a time consuming job. and, back in. (In the meantime, Donahoe on that lap also, Garcia blew a tire and and his passenger had been sorely dis-when he went to replace it, discovered appointed when the Protruckstopped he'd lost both his spares. He had to to find it no longer had the transfer wait for one to be brought out to him, case tied onto that spare.) Eventually, where he sat at Mile 37. Greg Foutz Falkosky and Wolar arrived at -brought it, but Garcia lost a lot of Donahoe's position, off-loaded the time. Meanwhile, Falkosky, who says transfer case, and went on. They had he has "almost nine inches of travel" a lead of about 40 minutes at the end in the front of his truck, was serenely qf that lap. motoring along, listening to the story And they went on to finish first, ofDonahoe's broken transfer case on having no problems with their truck his radio frequency, which they share. and no tire problems either. They On Lap 2 he saw a Protruck go by were doing a sort of tire test, with the with a transfer case tied to its rear-new BFG Mud Terrains, which they mounted spare, and knew it must be liked. Garcia was second; having for Donahoe. A while later, he spot- pushed hard once he got his tire situ-ted the transfer case at the side of the ation solved, and finished only a half course, Protruck nowhere to be seen. hour behind Falkosky. Herling and So Falkosky had his navigator Wayne Greenwood got their truck moving We carry a full line of v--~ OF~ FILTERMAGM ~ififrr Page 12 December 2007 Dusty Times

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I I Mark Beeler grabbed the bronze medal in the Class 8 conflict, he's seen here in his Ford pickup at speed on the course. It was a bronze medal finish for Dan Bolton in Class 7200, he's Erick Jacobs had some problems along the way, he finished in third seen here on his way to the finish line in his Ford. place in the always hot Class 10 conflict in his Sandwinder. again, but were too late to head out into the third lap. The BITD officials wouldn't let them go. Class 7100 had seven entries, all Fords. Wayne Demonja ran slightly in front on the first lap, with Aaron Dixon close on his tail. Tyler and Blake Henn, in their still-new truck, were also in the mix, and Roger Byrd wasn't far back. But on the second lap Byrd came to grief and was towed in, while Dixon went into the lead. The Henns ran second, with Demonja, whose shocks had faded away, a close third. Ben and Seth Williams were having a fuel problem, and their truck kept dying. They were parked for about two hours, trying to deal with the problem, and ultimately someone from the Kincaid Trick Truck team helped them figure it out and get going again. Dixon, who had "not one prob-lem", and ran at 80% all day, took the win. He was 24 minutes ahead of DeMonja whose co-driver, Bob Nance, had broken a tie rod end about five miles into the third lap. The Wil-liams team finished third, nearly three and a half hours down, but third place. They were the final finishers in the class. ln Class 7300, which had five en-tries, all Fords, they all made it all the way. It was close at the front at the end of the first lap, with Carl Fitts, Jerry Fisher and Mike McCarthy all dueling for the point position. On the second lap McCarthy got to Mile 19, hit a bump, and the steering wheel somehow jerked his arm and hand so that his wrist snapped. He was in a lot of pain, so they sent him off to a hospital while navigator, David Carranza, finished driving the lap. Fitts had a clear lead by now, but Jerry Fisher wasn't far behind. McCarthy's truck finished the lap third, and Josh Sutton and Brent Dixon ran fourth. They were having a tough day because they'd lost a radius bushing and their suspension was "getting beat". Fitts, who said he'd had an "abso-lutely perfect day", took the win. Fisher, whose front end started "feel-ing weird" late in the race, was sec-ond about 14 minutes later McCarthy's truck, with Greg r It was a great win for Jessica Freeman, she took the Class 1800 win in her Mirage with hubby Bryan going all the way in the right seat. Crowther now driving, finished third, Class 4100, with only two competi-reporting only one flat tire. Fourth tors, had petitioned the BITD folks went to Sutton and Dixon, who were to be allowed to run only two laps. pleased to get their first finish. An-They were the only class to do that. other hour and a halfback, in fifth, it Marc Stein drove his Ford to the win. was Rick Johansen, who'd broken Behind him, John R. Sunderland's "spindles and uprights", and said the front end "exploded" 30 miles into front differential "completely disinte- the first lap, and he did the rest of the grated". He ran most of the day in two lap in two wheel drive. His son, John wheel drive, and called it "priceless A., then drove the second lap, in two fun!" wheel drive all the way, to the finish There were three Jeep Speed ve-line. At least they didn't have any flat hides running, for two laps, anyway. tires. They finished, second, about 45 Ray and Todd Griffith led the firstlap, minutes behind Stein. with Jim and James Hunt in second The Class 3100 win went to Mike Falkosky, he took the win with a 28 minute cushion on his competition, seen here in his Ford. Class 1800, the Sportsman, had four starters. Two of them, Lee Orr in a Ford, and Lee Finke, Daryl Drake and Jim Malinowski in a Coyote buggy, bombed out on the second lap. Up at the front at the pack it was Jes-sica Freeman in a Mirage buggy with a 1776cc VW motor. Her husband, Bryan, rode shotgun. Freeman led all the way, had no problems, not even a flat, and took the win by over two hours. Her navi-gator husband (who usually races his own 1600 or co-drives with Tavo Vildosola in a Protruck) said he'd had fun, because there was "no stress for me." Anthony Palladino, who fin-ished second in his truck, also had no flats, and "had a lot of fun." After this event, The Best In The Desert had one more event, and then they start all over again in 2008. they've announced a new race for 2008, the Bilek Racing Silver State 300, which will take the place of the Las Vegas 300, and will run in eastern Nevada, based in Mes-quite. place, and John and Keith Rather in third, hours off the pace after having to do some kind of massive repair job. On the second lap the Griffiths had an hour, because the Hunts' gas tank had fallen out, and they'd used up a half hour with repairs. The Rathers were still coming, but roughly four hours down, and not quite to the end of their second lap. TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. At the finish it was the Hunts tak-ing the win, their first. Griffith lost his transmission on the last lap. The Rathers were stuck in the last silt bed on the course, and never got their sec-ond lap completed. Falkosky tried to pull them out and all that happened was he pulled their front bumper off. They would move a little, and then get stuck again, and so on. As dark-ness fell and time ran out they were still trying to get out of the silt bed. -WauldUkaTa cangrot1,1ate TOm Koch Mike Chlldress 1st Place Pl'Otruck Pike's Peak Davey Girdner Timmy Craig 1st Place 112-1600 MORE Night Race TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD stave Eugenio Dan Eugenio 1st Place 112-1600 Tenlble's Cup RaCe 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Marc Stein took the Class 4100 win in his big Ford, he had 48 minutes on his 818-998-2739 competition when the checkered flag flew. Dusty Times December 2007 Page 13

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1.J\.12C:: 51ST IIALLYE DE FRANCE Tau■ DE CaRSE Laell/Cltraen c• Take TIie Win Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to the overall win at the Tour de Corse, seen here before an admiring crowd. Now its down to four points! Frenchman Sebastien Loeb beat Marcus Gronholm at the Rallye de France, Tour de Corse, and took two more points out of the Finn's world championship lead, so with three even:ts still to run there are now just four points between them. It was a flat out race from start to finish, dry all the way, tyre choices never came into the frame except for teams to make selections within their allocations and the best car and driver on mountainous coun-try roads was the winner. With one asphalt rally and two gravel events to run - it remains anyone's guess who will be the champion drive, though Ford are still hopeful of re-taining the Manufacturer's title. One more title was resolved on this event, Per-Gunnar Andersson won the FIA Junior title, for the second time in four years, an excellent per-formance after having to miss one round earlier in the season. This was success for Suzuki who also used this rally for the debut appearance of their SX4 World Rally Car in com-petition. The car covered more than half the route, making stage times in the best 10-12th positions, and suffered only small problems en route. On the first and second legs there were loops of three, rather than of two stages and this meant the average length of stages was shorter. They also included several new stretches of road not used within the recent memory of the top drivers. The rally stretched further southwards than in recent years, going down to Sartene. Like Catalunya, the event reverted to an autumn date, but this year the events followed on successive week-ends. Traditionally this is the defini-tive asphalt rally, on account of the natural mountain roads. Over the years, however, the roads have been improved which has now made them wider, less bumpy and gener-ally smoother, but the challenge of the island's roads remains largely un-changed. It is also another rally like Germany, where sudden changes in weather conditions can create havoc Page 16 with the choices of tyres mAde by the teams, and the way both the Fri-day and the Saturday routes consist of loops of three rather than two stages was expected to increase the difficulty of making correct tyre choices, but this year the weather was unusually clear throughout. The transfer between Catalunya to Corsica, for rallies on successive weekends, proved more complicated than when the rallies were run the other way round and with a spare weekend between he two. This was on account of the limits of working hours for drivers. After working on the previous Sunday at the Catalunya rally, the team's trucks had to be driven from Salou to their preferred transit port, at either Toulon or Marseilles. When the rally calendar had the Corsica rally held first, the drivers' finished work as soon as their trucks were placed on the boat at Ajaccio, which is alongside the service part. To over-come the problem, teams either had to bring replacement drivers down to Spain or, as Ford and Citroen did, spend the day after the Span-ish rally re-preparing their cars. There was a further problem be-cause the recce cars, which were re-quired for use first thing on Tues-day morning in Corsica, were still being used as safety cars in Spain the previous Sunday! The debut of the Suzuki WRC SX4 meant that this was a major event in its own right, even though the team themselves could not un-derstand·why people were so inter-ested. The first new manufacturer to enter World Rally Car competi-tion since Citroen came along in 2001. Special authority had been granted by the FIA for entry here and at Wales Rally GB, on the con-dition that the team would not be eligible for world championship points this year. Suzuki had to op-erate outside the M and MT cat-egory rules, and the whole occasion was new territory for them: One team chief complained that un-known photographers wanted to take pictures of the car and had even entered the team's reserved space in the official service park to do this. "This is only a test session", a chief said. A "test session" which de-manded the car's homologation by the FIA and the special consent of the World Motor Sport Council sounded pretty special. No wonder journalists were interested! Team chiefs, however, ordered staff not to give interviews except at official publicity functions. their pre-event late night pre-rally party which they intend to be a regular function, seemed to be a more important fo-cal point for them. Citroen also showed a new car, in this case the Cl R2 Max, their 2008 clubman's rally car. This was the second successive rally where Loeb hoped to achieve a hattrick of wins! His home event offering many happy memories for the World Champion. His first ever World rally (1999), his first World Rally Car on a World rally (2000) and where he clinched his first World title (2004). He seemed bright and breezy, despite this be-ing his third rally in as many week-ends. With Khalid Al Qassimi busy on the MERC event in Cyprus, only the two official BP-Ford drivers were entered this time. Kronos had elabo-rately reconfigured the Xsara to as-phalt spec in order to provide Stohl with a car to replace the one he de-stroyed in Spain. The work was pre-dictably pretty fraught, but then the team had an extra shock when they examined an impact.that Duval suf-fered on the final stage of the Catalunya Rally. It gave the team more work than just sorting out Stohl's car! Francois Duval was back driving car number 6, again in an Xsara but why was this not a C4 which would surely have given a greater opportunity for someone to finish ahead of rival Marcus Gron-holm in the final results? Kronos chief Marc van Dalen was going to be keeping his fingers crossed dur-ing Corsica. There was going to be enough of a panic after the event getting Stohl's car ready to be flown out from Paris to Japan on the Tues-day night. In addition to Latvala and (Henning) Solberg, Stobart made December 2007 A great win in Group N went to Dani Sola and Carlos Del Barrio, they're seen here at speed on the course. non-championship entries for Wil-son and Bettega as well. Subaru pon-dered their bad result in Spain, con-cluding the car is too demanding on the tyres and that undid any me-chanical improvement they could make. Now they cannot wait for the '08 car to be ready! The Munchi's team was not here as on the same weekend was the penultimate round of the Argentine national champi-onship, which their driver Federico Villagra was leading. It was possible for him to clinch the tide on that event, rather than wait until the fi-nal round which is one week after Wales Ra,lly GB. His closest rival was Marcos Ligato. This was the world champion-ship debut for Alex Bettega in a World Rally Car. He had done one small event in Italy with the car, but that event was stopped after a couple of stages. Although Alex started the 2007 season at the wheel of a Fiesta Super 1600, as a prize drive for win-ning for in_augural Fiesta ST trophy in 2006, the car proved unreliable, and eventually a deal was done. Swop the remaining three promised rallies in the Fiesta for one in a Fo-cus WRC! This event is very emo-tive for Alex, as it was here that his father Attilio died during the 1985 Tour de Corse. Per-Gunnar Andersson and Urmo Aava came to the final round of the 2007 Junior rally champion-ship the only drivers able t take the tide, and started the event equal on points, with the tie-decider in favour of the Swede. Changes among the Junior drivers: Yoann Bonato had a Citroen Cl Super 1600 instead of the Cs-R2, his first drive in a S1600 for two years, "Everything is differ-ent from the S 1600 I used to drive." Although Bonato continued to run under the colours of the FFSA he was entered by PH Sport. Andrea Cortinovis came in his spare car af-ter his Spain car had been severely shortened in his crash, and the driver put a new name on the side of the car "Corti", his nickname, which means "shorty" ... The FFSA (the French federation) nominated two Guest entries in the JRC, 28 year old Arnaud Augoyard and 23 year old Thomas Barra!. Augoyard won the Renault Clio cup in France in 2005, Barra! won this series in 2006. Both have been active in 2007 in the French gravel championship. Where do all the old World Rally Cars go? Two important places, France and Ireland! On the recent Mont Blanc Rally, Peugeot 307WRCs took the top three places, a Celica GT Four (pre-WRC!) was fourth and two wheel drive Peugeot 306 Maxi kit cars were fifth and sixth! On the Tour de Corse there were several ex-works Peugeot World Rally Cars. There were great expec-tations that one of the 206WRCs would in fact be driven by the leg-endary Corsican Francis Mariani, who had not entered a World rally for the past seven years, but in the end he did not appear. Unfortu-nately none of the currently top French championship drivers took part on this event but no fewer than 35 entries came from Corsica, four of them with World Rally Cars.-l.ast year the Corsican driver Marc Valliccioni won the Group N cat-egory of the rally with his Mitsubishi. There was also a wel-come return to the world rally cham-pionship for Brice Tirabassi. The 2003 FIA Junior World Champion, made his comeback to rallying at Sanremo and then came to Corsica. He has been absent from rallying for over a year and drove one of the two Peugeot 207 S2000s on the event. Leg 1 6 Stages, asphalt, 148.05 kms. It seemed like it would be a nice, clear, dry day, and that is what Gron-holm wanted, "I can't compete with Loeb when it's patchy weather" the Finn exclaimed. Once again the Ford and Citroen battle was joined, but it was delayed. The first stage was cancelled before the drivers ar-rived because late arriving spectators had parked in a way that physically A big win in JRC went to Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek, they're seen here in their Citroen C2 in the dark of night. . -Dusty Times

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Urmo Aava and Sikk Kuldar lost control and went off the road and Daniel Sordo and Marc Marti were the bronze medal winners at 11th overall went to Alessandro Bettega and Simone Scattolin in out of the rally on the seventh stage in their Suzuki Swift S1600. Corsica, seen here at rushing through a village at speed. their Ford Focus RS, seen here thrilling the crowd. blocked an emergency mid-stage ac-he reached service he was given no- continued to enjoy himself in sixth up. The gap between these two driv-der SupeRally but of the pace. "The cess road, and they drove through tification from the Stewards of a place, eyeing Petter Solberg who fin- ers over Stages 7-9 had increased car just doesn't want to pull prop-as a liaison section. The race started further fine levied by them for the ished the day only 3.3 seconds from 4.8 to 12.6 seconds. The erly. It goes in fits and starts". A on Stage 2. Gronholm, despite a same offence, of Euro 1160. They ahead. "Sometimes you just have t French driver won every stage from happy sight was the return to com-moment which Loeb said from the had come up with a novel method laugh. I absolutely disbelieved my 4 to 9. In third place Sordo petition of the Suzuki SX4. tyre marks on the road musi: have to calculate this. The Police fined co-driver Miikka Anttila when he dropped back, "The suspension is Bernardi stalled at the start of Stage been heart-stopping, was 2.8 sec-him Euro 90, the Stewards calcu- told me, twice, to be careful about not very good, and this wears out 7, and he found tyre wear was very onds ahead of Sordo, with Loeb lated the Police would have fined sand on a bend on the final stages. our tyres too quickly." Duval en- heavy, but he was still going strong, then ahead of H irvonen. him the same amount if he had ex-I assumed he must have been wrong, joyed his morning in fourth place and under the reverse seeding rules Gronholm's co-driver, Timo ceeded the speed limit by 25kph, but right on the exit of the bend, while Latvala, who started 3.3 sec- was in fact the first car through the Rautiainen explained that Marcus and on that basis the Stewards cal-there it all was. We nearly had a onds behind Petter, passed him and stages. had a change of mind on the ap-culated their fine would be Euro huge accident there!" was now 1.3 ahead. The Norwe-On the second loop, it was Mar-proach to the bend as to exactly 1250. The good news was that they Martin Prokop led the JRC at gian: "We cannot keep up when the cus' turn to have worries on the where to brake ... On Stage 3, how- did make financial allowance for the the midday halt despite an intermit- stages are smooth. We need abra- last stage of the day, reporting that ever, Hirvonen was out, he hit a wall money already paid to the Police... tent alternator failure. In the battle sive stages to go well". Latvala, for the engine seemed to have lost claiming the pacenote was over op-British private driver Damon for the JRC title Urmo Aava was ever full of ideas and stories, said some power, and also that there timistic and the suspension was Harvey committed the same offence just ahead of Per-Gunnar Anders- he had a secret weapon, new tinted were some problems in gear shift-damaged. Not such a good day for but, because he was considered a son. Jozef Beres had to drive a short glasses. "I have always liked to wear ing. He arrived back in Ajaccio BP-Ford but by the time the cars little privateer, a different calcula-distance on a flat tyre. Aaron yellow tinted glasses but someone 27.5 seconds behind leader Loeb, reached the midday service the Finn tion applied and his fine was Euro Burkart's car was slewing under recently told me orange colours are and 33.1 seconds in front of was in fact 2.9 seconds ahead of 500 reduced to Euro 410. Weird. braking. Arnaud Augoyard and better. These cut out more of the Sordo, who had changed the trans-Dani Sordo. Petter Solberg struggled On the second run of the three Thomas Barra!, the two FFSA blue light which tends to obscure mission unit at the midday halt to get going on Stage 2 but then stages Loeb got moving, fastest on Renault R3 drivers, were complain- things like the edges of the road". and was now happier. After Sordo went better. Chris Atkinson felt his Stage 4, enough to get him up to ing of understeer. Aigar Pars hit a He had secretly made this big con- a gap had opened up. Duval had car was a little soft, and the brakes second place, yet still 3.0 seconds be-wall and he was lucky the car version at the start of Catalunya. alternator problems on the final were poor. Francois Duval was in hind Gronholm. On Stage 5, when bounced to the other side of the Atkinson made some set-up stage and lost 12 minutes crawling fourth despite hitting a rock which Gronholm's co-driver momentarily road. The impact wrenched the sus- changes and things were now bet- along in safe mode but eventually damaged the floor of the car, and lost his place in the pacenotes, the pension off the car fortunately only ter, he made third best time on reached the finish, then on the feeling his shock absorbers were Frenchman was in the lead, 0.1 sec-the tyre from the shattered wheel Stage 9, easily his best to date. The road section back to service the car missing their consistency. Jari-Matti ond in front of Gronholm. By the went over the edge on to an old Citroen drivers or Gronholm had stopped irretrievably. So now Latvala was delayed by a bad wheel end of the day Sebastien was 4.8 sec-building below, and not his car. In taken first or second places on ev-Latvala, despite overheating tyres vibration. Stohl felt no confidence onds ahead. Although storm clouds Group N Dani Sola and Brice ery stage so far. Kopecky claimed and intercom trouble, was up to at all in his car, trying to regain con- were gathering all the drivers had Tirabassi had a good fight, both life was tough going uphill but still fourth in the Stobart car, seven fidence after his crash in Catalunya dry roads in the stages, but rain fell drivers still quite new to their held an impressive ninth place. seconds in front of Petter Solberg, the previous weekend. Matthew on the road section back to service. Peugeot 207 S2000 cars, Sola on Eighth placed Pons eased his pace who was happy that the car had at Wilson had a small gear selection Sordo had a type of tyre that he had only his second rally in one, ahead when he punctured on Stage 8. least regained its good perfor-problem while Jan Kopecky felt his used happily in Catalunya but which of Andreas Aigner, who had no Stohl meanwhile was in miseries mance of the first day. All this Skoda was just not fast enough in did not suit him here, and he fin- chance to keep up with them. In with his tyres, losing all their grip. meant that Kopecky was again in the dry conditions. "The trouble is ished the day in third place nearly the afternoon, fourth placed Yoann Hirvonen was back in action un-Continued next page if it is wet, it won't have enough 20 seconds behind Loeb. Normally Bonato punctured and had to stop torque ... !" Bettega was going well it is Petter Solberg in the wars at on the stage but had fought back · and was already in the top ten. All Subaru, but this time it was to eighth place by the end of the eyes were on the Suzuki of Nicolas Atkinson. "We have been desper- day. Barra) stopped on the road Bernardi in 12th position who had ately trying to get the right differen- section up to Stage 6 with an elec-seemed to have an overheating prob- tial settings but it still isn't going trical problem. Raphael Auquier !em coming up to the start of Stage well". Duval was happier, his team lost time at service having his 2. He cut off the engine to let it cool had re-set the shock absorbers and clutch changed. Schammel had an then turned it on again just in time the car felt fine. Kopecky rued his awful day with the engine badly to start the stage. He felt uncomfort- agreement with Michelin which pre-down on power, and finally his able for the rest of the stage and eluded using very hard tyres. team realised a valve spring was made 15th best time, but was hap- Bernardo was suffering serious over-broken and the engine had no com-pier on Stage 3, when he rose up to heating troubles and stopped for pression, so he retired. 12th overall. Andreas Mikkelsen three minutes on Stage 4. He went Leg 2 had a slow puncture on Stage 2. straight to the Service Park afterthat 8 Stages, asphalt, 119.16kms. During the morning he had re-to see whether the car could be When the Suzuki SX4 WRC of ceived an on-the-spot fine of Euros made ready to run on the second Bernardi was finally delivered by 90 from the Police, for crossing the day. Bettega left the scene on Stage truck back to the Service Park it was central white line on a road. When 4 having slid off the road. Latvala found that everything had been a 24 seconds out of the win, Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautiainen drove their Ford Focus RS to a silver medal finish. Dusty Times false alarm. The warning light which indicated the water temperature was too high was in fact referring to the temperature of the hydraulic fluid and no damage had been done at all. Bernardi: "The problem was that the electronics automatically cut out and put themselves into safe mode, so there was no point in trying to carry on." He duly restarted on the second day together with Bettega, whose car was undamaged when he got stuck off the road. Hirvonen's car had been extensively repaired after his crash. The status quo between Loeb and Gronholm was clear for all to see. When the cars arrived at the midday service Loeb admitted he was still pushing hard, and Gron-holm admitted he could not keep December 2007 Page 17

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Nicolas Bernardi and Jean-Marc Fortin finished 31st overall at Corsica, they're seen here in their Suzuki SX4. Petter Solberg and Philip Mills finished fifth overall in their Subaru Jan Kopecky and Filip Schovanek drove their Skoda Fabia to a lmpreza, at speed on the course. seventh overall finish, they're seen here in a mountain pass. the Drivers' points in eighth place. Andreas Mikkelsen was now tenth, despite his engine having stopped three times on the final stage. Duval was officially down at 12th but then the team announced they would not restart for the final day. Kronos was in a bad way as Stohl stopped on Stage 11 with a bro-ken fuel pump connection. At the end of the first stage in the after-noon Bernardi's run again came to a halt, the team declaring that the engine "just stopped", and again they would not· know more until the car was brought back to service. In the JRC, Pars and Schammel did not restart. Aava was 8.8 sec-onds ahead of Prokop at the start of the day but Prokop started off nervously and PG passed him into second place, 13.9 seconds behind the Estonian. The race for the title came to a head on Stage 8, half distance, when Aava lost confi-dence and understeered off the road on a left hander, where the car got stuck, it was undamaged but immovable. When PG saw this, by his own admission, h~ completely lost his concentration and a kilometre down the road he touched a rock, punctured and had to get out and change the flat tyre., This dropped him down to fourth place in JRC. The tactic now for PG was to finish the day and make the car ready to start the final day, whereupon he could re-lax. At that point there was statis-tically no chance for Aava to beat him, even if he restarted under SupeRally, and the title would go back to the Swede. Meanwhile Yoann Bonato had dropped down to 11th position after a puncture but on Stage 6 he started to storm ahead, winning every stage until he was in fourth position by the end of Stage 10. Prokop found himself unexpectedly in the lead following Aava and then Andersson's problems. Beres was second, despite feeling unhappy on the twistier roads on this part of the event. Burkart spun and went off the road, damaging the front of the car which caused over-heating and he needed spectators help to get going again. Kosciuszko felt his engine had lost power "It only goes well on flat roads!" Rautenbach survived hitting a bridge. In Group N, Sola was go-ing well, still ahead of the similar Peugeot of Tirabassi who had al-ternator trouble, while third was still Aigner ahead of the Gentle-man Norwegian driver Bernt Kollevold. Vilius Rozukas stopped with gearbox trouble but pre.pared to restart the final day. Andersson reached the end of the day and his position as Champion was now safe, so would he now retire? No, he said, there was no point. It didn't matter now whether he reached the finish of the rally or not as he didn't need to score any points (which involved qualifying as a finisher) to be Champion, so there was no reason not to enjoy the final four stages on the Sun-day. Bonato continued to win ev-ery stage of the day. Beres was happy in second. Rautenbach tack-led the long stage with tyres that were under inflated. Burkart's car was understeering all the time. In Group N Aigner's run came to an end when a front wheel became t:ransman Jack Mount Iii • Secure mounting platform for racecar, pre-runner or chase vehicle • Sell-latching quick-release system locks the jack to the chassis • Spring-loaded quick-release mount secures the jack handle • Flat base increases the jack's footprint and prevents the jack from sinking in sand or silt Page 18 loose, later discovered to be the re-sult of an impact. The team were unable to repair this and they withdrew, which meant that the first "real" Group N car was the Group N Mitsubishi of Kollevold. Kollevold was relieved when he finished the day still the leader of the "proper" Group N cars. On Stage 11 he had driven 2km stuck in third gear, but was able to re-pair the problem himself before Stage 12 began. Late in the evening came news that Mikkelsen, lying 10th, had been excluded for running 4kg under weight. Ramsport team chief Rob Atkinsor;i was upset, "We had an engine which for an unknown rea-son had been using a lot more fuel and there was virtually none left in the tank when they weighed the car. That was the reason why the car kept on cutting out on the last stage of the day. And there was a water leak, so a lot of water which should normally have been carried on the car was lost". Suzuki an-nounced that the problem with Bernardi's car oh Stage 10 had been a broken fuel injector, which was replaced when the car was brought back and Bernardi was ready to start off again on the Sun-day morning. Kronos confirmed that Duval's problem was a flat battery caused by alternator fail-ure, which happened in the middle of Stage 11. Leg 3 4 Stages, asphalt, 85.66kms. Four stages were left, a loop of two stages repeated in the after-noon, and a beautiful day, surely the final nice, warm day world championship rallying could expect until well into the 2008 season. Gronholm was relieved that the gearshift and engine power prob-lems had been related and resolved, and set off in the hope of maintain-ing second place. Gronholm was watching "his back" as Sordo was just over a half minute behind, but then he saw lurid skid marks made by the Spaniard spinning his car and started to feel more relaxed. Latvala was holding onto his fourth place, ahead of Petter Solberg, with difficulty. The intercom was still not working and on Stage 13 he re-lied on hand signals from co-driver Anttila. He was only 0.6 of a sec-ond slower on that stage than Sol-berg! Pons had two punctures, one causing him to stop on Stage 13 to change (yet he remained ahead of Henning Solberg) and then an-other on Stage 14. Pons drove to the finish but halfway back to ser-vice on the flat tyre, and within sight of the control, he put the original flat tyre back on the car, so as to comply with the new rules about driving on punctured tyres. Wilson punctured and had a very bad vibration. Bernardi was run-ning on tyres softer than he would have preferred but had no prob-December 2007 !ems. Hirvonen found his car was now a little better and although he reached the finish to score one Manufacturers' championship point for BP-Ford, it was the first time this year he failed to finish (in the first eight) in a Drivers' points scoring position. Stohl had brake problems on the long downhill stretch of stage on 14. Wilson re-tired after complete transmission failure and Latvala held off the Subarus, surely one of the best drives of his career and certainly his best result on asphalt. Kopecky eventually finished in seventh. In JRC, Rozukas restarted again but had two punctures on the first stage of the day and retired to the service park t qualify as a SupeRally finisher. The battle of the day in the category was for third place between Rautenbach 37.3 seconds in front of Bonato. After the first two stages the gap was down to 24.6 seconds, but there were still more punctures to come on Stage 14, including Beres and Bonato, both driving to the finish on flats. Bonato still had third place in his sights and was fastest on the first two stages of the day. Kosciuszko continued to have engine power problems, just as he had in Corsica. Going in to the penultimate stage Prokop was happy, over a half minute in front of Beres, Rautenbach, Bonato and with Andersson in fifth. Rautenbach then lost his third place when he also had two punc-tures, on the penultimate stage, dropping back to ninth.This left Bonato having climbing from 11th up to finish in a remarkable third place. In Group N Sola led Tirabassi to the finish, the French driver finding the handling of his car on faster roads difficult to master, while third was the first "true" Group N car, the Mitsubishi of Kollevold. Summertime in Europe has now officially ended. Next comes the cold of Japan in late October, the uncertainty of mid November in Ireland and the assumption that the series will finish in the dankness of autumnal Wales. But for sure, interest in the champi-onship is going to continue to the very end. lJ\J'i:?C:: 51st Rallye de France Tour de Corse 2007 (F) Ajaccio 12/14 .10.2007 WCR round 13, JRC round 7 WC points WR JRC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC 733DYN78 (F) 3h.28m.31.5s. 10 10 2 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSX (GB) 3h.28m.55.2s. 8 8 3 (2). Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC 73BOYN78 (F) 3h.29m.15.8s. 6 6 4 (9) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila RS WRC EJ56FZB (GB) 3h.3lm.02 .0s . 5 5 (7) eetter SOLBERG/ehilip Mills N/GB J'l'56SRT (GB) 3h.31m.13.6s. 4 4 FIN 5 Ford Focus Subaru Impreza WRC 6 (8) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B Subaru Impreza WRC AT06SRT (GB) 3h.32m .25.3s. 3 3 7 (15) Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek CZ Skoda Fabia WRC 11R0002 (CZ) 3h.36m.34.4s. 2 8 (17) Xavier eons/Xavier Amigo E Subaru Impreza WRC KT07SRT (GB) 3h.38m.05.7s . 1 9 (10) SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU55CNF (GB) 3h.38m.43 .7s. 2 10 ( 69) D~ni Sola/Carlos Del Barri o E Peugeot 207 S2000 N 237AXS34 (F)• -11 · (18) Alessandro Bettega/Simone Scattolin Ford Focus RS WRC EUSSBNA (GB) 3h.46m.52.3s. (2) 13 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/ Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC E056TZR (GB) 3h.50m .33.7s. 14) 1 14 (5) Manfred STOHL/Ilka Minor A Citroen Xsara WRC 98DZF78 (F) 3h. 50m.48.5s. 17 (35) Martin erokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Citroen C2 S1600 JRC 2J3 8402 (CZ) 3h.52m.31. 0s.+ -10 18 (34) Jozef Beres/eetr Stary SK/CZ Renault Clio Sl600 KES067 (SK) 3h.52m.43.5s. 6 19 (44) Yoann Bonato/Benjamin Boull oud F JRC 6080NM52 (F) 3h.53m.45 .2s. 20 (45) Per-Gunnar+ Jonas Andersson KIH353 (H) 3h.54m.49.0s. s 5 Citroen C2 Sl600 6 Suzuki Swift JRC JRC 23 (59) Arnaud Augoyard/Xavier Panseri F Renault Clio R3 JRC 409YY27 (F) 3h.57m.39.2s. 4 24 (39) Andrea Cortinovis/Flavio Zanella Clio 51600 JRC CB599VF (I) 3h.58m.44.0s. 25 (37) Aaron Burkart/Michael Kalbach D JRC H-eR2206 (D) Renault. 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18rN ANNUAL SouTN Pa1NT SNORE 250 Richardson/Dean overall BY }OHN CALVIN PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO CJ and Mark Hutchins drove their really great looking car to a big win in Class 10, besting nine other entrants. Pat Dean and BJ Richardson had a great race, they took the Class 1 honors by 10 minutes and the overall win by five, seen here at speed. It was a perfect weekend for the 38th annual South Point SNORE 250, balmy temperatures, a nice breeze, a great starting field and a far cry from the first SNORE 250 in 1969. Once again, Michael Gaughan stepped in to sponsor the race, how-ever, due to large expansion plans at the South Point Hotel and Casino, there was no room for technical In-spection and Contingency so we all were some miles away on Boulder Highway for the pre-race activities. Sportsman, 1450, Class 3 and Stock change. Tracy drove all the way, had Full had three laps to cover and the no problems except for a broken Class 11 troops had to get two laps brake line of his last lap, which Tracy Rubio drove all the way, he scored a nice win in the Unlimited Truck contest, he's seen here headin' for the checkers. There were 93 cars and trucks en-tered in 15 different classes and they were all spoilin' for a fight. A lap was approximately 60 miles and the Unlimited Trucks, Class 1, 10, 12, 1/2-1600, 5, 7 and 8 were all re-quired to run four laps of the course. Class 9, 5-1600, Champ, Unlimited Sportsman, Limited in for a finish. didn't hamper him at all. Ed South if Jeff Perkins started or not, but he There were two in the Unlimited finished an hour and 15 minutes in never completed his first lap. Truck class, Tracy Rubio and Ed- arrears, we saw him at the finish but At the completion of the second ward Stout. From the outset it he drove to his pit before we could Class llap it was still Pat Dean show-looked to be Rubie's race. at the end talk to him. ing the way, a bit slower this lap, due of their first of four required laps, The Class 1 contingent had nine to a flat tire we presume, Kevin Tracy Rubio had 35 minutes on Ed entrants and five of them made it Colan had moved up a couple of Stout, Stout having some problems to the checkered flag. When they places and was now running in sec-along the way. came around at the end of their first ond place, Derek Marley was up At the end of Lap 2 Rubio had lap it was Pat Dean in the lead, Tom three places into third, Brendan increased his lead to a bit over 40 Koch was right there in second lace, Gaughan dropped a spot, he was now minutes and Ed Stout was now run- just one minute behind, Brendan fourth, T.J. Flores held on in fifth ning better, but still well off the pace. Gaughan was running third, Kevin place, a broken push rod adding to Stout had some more problems Colan was in fourth place and T.J. the fun, and Kevin Curtis was now on the third lap and now Rubio led Flores was fifth, having to battle two in sixth place. Tom Koch and Tom him by over an hour. flat tires on the lap. Derek Marley Shields were off the scoring charts. Lap 4 ended and Tracy Rubio ran)n the sixth spot, Tom Shields The third lap ended and B.J. came in the winner in Unlimited came across in seventh and Kevin Richardson, who was in for Pat Dean Truck, total time five hours and Curtis was eighth. We don't know was still leading the pack, he had a ,,.,,.,.=========,,,,;,,,======,.,,.,..,.,,,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,..,~.,,,-=, flat tire and an unruly power steer-ing and alternator belt to worry him a bit, Brendan Gaughan had moved up a few spots and was now running in second place, he was some 13 min-utes behind the leader, Kevin Colah had dropped a spot, he was now in third place, having had a flat tire and having to limp quite a way to a pit, T.J. Flores had moved up a spotjnto fourth place and Kevin Curtis was now in· fifth. Derek Marley was amongst the missing. Fourth lap, last lap, and B.J. Richardson flew across the finish line to take a very nice Class 1 win, T.J. Flores was next in, he took home the silver medal, Kevin Colan, solo Continued next page Russ Ramsey had no competition this race, he didn't care though, Ed Stout had some real problems on two of his four required laps, he ran his truck his 3 required laps for the win. he finished second in Class 1, over an hour down. TJ Flores had some problems on his second lap but he recovered and went on to take a decent second place in the Class 1 contest. Phillip Finch and Tom Bryant were just a tick off the winning pace in Gary Messer worked his way through the Class 1600 pack during Bill Driggs had big problems on his second lap but he recovered and Class 10, they took home the silver medal. the race and he took the checkered flag in the second spot. came on to take second place in the Class 8 contest. Page 20 December 2007 Dusty Times

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<:;orey Torres led Class 9 until the last lap, he stopped to help a Raul Solano came through the Class 5-1600 pack to take a decent Alan League ran in third place for a few laps in the Champ Car Class competitor and it dropped him to a second place finish. second place finish, he's seen here with the power on. but he was able to move up into second spot on the last lap. driver, was the third place finisher, a bit of time. Kevin Curtis was the six of them would make it all the in the second spot, two minutes in place, J.C. Dean was well back in just two minutes and change out of fifth and final finisher, still_ trying to way to the checkered flag. arrears, Rick Poole came along in third eighth place, having a few problems second, Brendan Gaughan was next make up for a very long first lap. When they came around at the place, Bill Woodward was running along the way, Mike Campbell had in, he too drove all the way, first off Class 10 was next up, they too end of the first lap it was C.J. Hutchins fourth and Ken Flippin, Jr. was in the lots of problems and was in ninth spot the podium in fourth place. Brendan had four laps to go to make it a race. in the lead, he had just set fast lap for fifth spot. In sixth place was Mark and Garfield Davies had more prob-broke a wheel and it cost him quite There were 10 of them in class and the class, Phillip Finch was right there Davidge, Clay Lenard was in seventh !ems then anyone should have and Page 22 After 565 · grueling miles in the Vegas to Reno race Fabtech1s ,,. Dirt Logic 4.0 shocks provided the Foutz Class 8 Race Truck with flawless dampening power ta get ~hem ta the finish line in record time. This same shack performance that Greg Foutz depends an goes into each Dirt Logic shock. Racing or daily driver, Dirt Logic shacks provide the ultimate in ride comfort and suspension performance. December 2007 was listed in 10th place. The second lap ended and it was still C.J. Hutchins in the lead, Phillip Finch was still holding on in second place, he was less than three minutes behind the leader, Rick Poole was in third place, he was some 20 minutes down to the leader, Bill Woodward held on in fourth place and Ken Flippin, Jr. was still running fifth. Mike Campbell was now in sixth place and Clay Lenard held on in the sev-enth spot. Mark Davidge, J.C. Dean were out of the race and Garfield Davies was still trying to complete a lap. C.J. Hutchins still held the lead at the end of the third lap, Tom Bryant was in for Phillip Finch and still ra1< in the second spot, he was now some eight minutes behind the leader, Rick Poole still ran in third place, Ken Flippin Jr. was up a spot into fourth place and Kyle Woodward, who was in for Bill Woodward had dropped a place, he was now in fifth. Their bat-tery tray had broken and it took a brake line with it. Mike Campbell \,\'.as still runnino sixth and Clay Lenard remained in seventh place and Garfield Davies was off the scoring charts. Fourth lap, last lap and when the checkers flew it was Mark Hutchins, he was in for CJ, taking the coveted Class 10 win, reporting no problems along the way. Tom Bryant came in for the silver medal, he was eight min-utes in arrears, reporting no problems during the race, Ken Flippin Jr. was third, he had some problems to con-tend with on his last lap, along with the fact that he had no second gear all race long,. Kyle Woodward had a long lap but still managed a fourth place finish, he lost second gear and was feeling it, Mike Campbell man-aged a fifth place finish and Clay Lenard came across in sixth place. Rick Poole disappeared on his last lap. We saw Garfield Davies come in af-ter an almost five hour long first lap. Class 12 only sported two entrants, they had to get four laps in for a fin-ish· but it was not to be. Tim Pangborn's first full lap was full of problems, two and a ,half hours for the loop, his second lap was quicker but still close to two hours and he was heard from no more. Grayson Harrist was the other entrant but he never completed his first lap. There were two entrants in Class 5 and they had a pretty good time of it for their four required laps. When the first lap ended it was Erik Earnest in the lead, Jim Varshay came along five minutes later, he had a rock break a spark plug and lost a few minutes replacing same. On the second lap Jim Yarshay turned fast lap for the class and he took the lead, Erik Earnest was Dusty Times

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Joe Bourland slid in for a nice second place finish in the Limited Sponsman race, he's seen here headin' for the checkers. Garey Leavitt was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 11 contest, Kevin Colan had a flat tire on his third lap to slow him, he finished down by three minutes. Third lap, and Alan Nimmo, who was in for Jim Varshay contin-ued to pull away, he now had nine minutes on Earnest. Last lap and Alan Nimmo came across the finish line for the win, he was followed in by Erik Earnest, he was about 15 minutes behind the leader. He reported p.o problems along the way, he wasjust a wee bit off the winning pace. The Class 1600 battle was up next, there were 19 of them ready to race their hearts out, unfortu-nately, only 10 of them would see the checkered flag. At the conclu-sion of their first of four required laps it was Bryan Freeman in the lead, Byron Ziegler came along in second place, he was a bit over a minute and a half in arrears, Corey Goin was third, 30 seconds out of second place, David Schweigart came along another three minutes later in fourth place and Brad Wil-son was fifth, 53 seconds later. In sixth place was Bob Mathews, Gary Dusty Times he took home the silver medal at the SNORE 250. third in the Class 1 contest, seen here at speed. Jim Varshay took the Class 5 lead on the second lap and he went on from there to take the class win with lots of help from Alan Nimmo. Messer was running in seventh spot, 14th and Brian Benson was in 15th in eighth place was Jeff Farshler, Jer- place. John Pellessier was driving emy James ran ninth and Orio Cox Don Wall's car, someone forgot to III was 10th to cross the line. Jasper put gas in the car so John ran out Dyer was running in 11th place, Ja-and waited almost a lap for fuel, he son Hansen was 12th, Steve Fuller was in 16th place. Kenny Freeman sat in 13th place, Louie Serna was was having all sorts of problems and December 2007 Bryan Freeman made it look easy, he led the 1600 contingent all the way, ran trouble free and had 26 minutes in hand at the checkers. was yet to be seen at the finish line. ond place, he was now a bit more Jessica Freeman and Tom Burns than three minutes in arrears, David failed to complete their first lap. Schweigart was up a spot into third The second lap saw some place, Bob Mathews was up two changes but not at the top. Bryan spots into fourth place and Gary Freeman continued to lead the Messer was also up two places, he pack, Byron Ziegler remained in sec-Continued next page Page 23

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Ken Flippin Jr. was missing a gear all race long but he kept on going and ended up taking the bronze medal in the Class 10 race. Erik Earnest was a wee bit off the winning pace in Class 5, he had It was a third place finish in Class 1600 for Corey Goin, he had been to settle for a second place finish. as low as seventh but recovered for the bronze medal. was running fifth. Jeremy James had moved up into sixth spot, Corey Goin had a spot of trouble and h~d dropped to seventh, Jason Hansen was up four places into eighth, Steve Fuller had moved up into ninth place and Jasper Dyer was up a spot into 10th place. Brad Wilson had dropped way down into 11th place, Brian Benson was 12th and Don Wall, back in his car, was in 13th place. JeffFarshler, Louie Serna and. Orio Cox Ill were out of the race. Lap 3, three quarters of the way home and Bryan Freeman still led the pack, David Schweigart had moved up into the second spot, 15 minutes behind the leader, Byron Ziegler was in third place, he was more than 20 minutes down, Gary Messer was fourth, less than a In Class 8 it was Monte Tibbets leading every la'p in his good looking truck, he's seen here on his way to the win. minute out of third and Bob had a small alternator belt problem Mathews was now in fifth place. He this lap. Jeremy James remained in sixth place, Corey Goin was very close behind in seventh, Jason Worldwide benchmark manufactul"'flr of military-epeclfication wiring syatama ft.Ir all motorepoM; eppl~lc:>,N!I Utilizing the ~ .Reyohem System 25 ,;,oMPo~if, :th!9 ir'ldu8try standard for ell · pr"Of~ioneffr~kig sencti"ons. Engineering. essen"lbly, and comJjreh~sive · ' testing ~ormed 100% in--Mouse. ,, "'· ~-> A:., \ · · · ~tiher,ness assemblies, end circuit ._ , · c;:qrnponent;s ere av~e to auie ~;;,, ~." ,,_ ' '._,_, .t-,. ems for .ell J, ff-road engine· peckegae. al display and data acqulaitlon systems,.;tor all levels of competit:ion. Engine S!'d chassis dynamomet.el'.' ,, services aj,allab!e. -Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 1217 N. Patt Street Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 Page 24 High-Accuracy A ir--Fuel Ratio Matera Lig h~weight, stand-alone system works w ith a ll engines and alternate fuels -cerbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner, Who neede to know exsctly what their engine is doing. No flashing lights -just the fects. .. Nail it to l!!I number! #:!!t. «9ttt <.&!ltt.. iC ~ IVICJTCJ8SPC>J;IT EL-ECTFIClNICS w-e "rt!II rnisk,n corv11!!1Ctlons ... December 2007 Brandon Hughes led the Class 9 contingent when it counted, on the last lap, he took the win with a minute and change in hand. Hansen ran eighth, ninth place be-Schweigart dropped to fourth place longed to Steve Fuller, Brian Benson and Bob Mathews held onto the was 10th and Don Wall was in 11th fifth finishing place. Jeremy James place. Jasper Dyer and Brad Wilson remained in sixth place, Jason were on their respective trailers. Hansen was up a spot into seventh The checkers flew on the Class place, Steve Fuller held on in eighth 1600 race and it was Bryan Freeman place, Don Wall finished ninth and taking another great 1600 win. Brian Benson was the 10th and fi-Bryan had no problems during the nal finisher after a two and a half race. Gary Messer came in for sec-hour last lap. Byron Ziegler failed ond place, he was 26 minutes be-to complete his last lap. hind the leader, he only had a bro-There were four Class 8 trucks ken limiter strap to hinder him. His in the race and three of them made young rider, Patrick, rode all the it to the finish. They had four laps way. Corey Goin moved up quite a to run and Monte Tibbets was the way into third place, David first truck to finish the first lap, Bill =~="'"===~~= Shawn George and Tim Jones took the Class 5-1600 lead on the second lap and held the lead to the checkered flag. The win in the Champ car contest went to Bryan Adams, he took the win with a bit over four minutes to spare. Dusty Times

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Mike Bailey was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 8 truck Jared Benson worked his way up from sixth place in the Class 9 Robert Gross was way back in eighth place on the first lap but he charged through and finished third in Class 5-1600. battle, he finished in third place, seen here at speed. contest to take a third place finish when the checkers flew. Wesley Stephens led the Unlimited Sportsman contingent all the way, he and his son Nathan had a trouble free run. Driggs followed him in for second place, three minutes in arrears and Mike Bailey was third to cross the line. Rick Harrah did not complete his first lap. Their second lap ended and Tibbets now led by almost 40 min-utes over Mike Bailey. Bill Driggs had problems and dropped to third place. Coming around to finish their third lap, Monte Tibbets now had more than 40 minutes on Bill Driggs and Mike Bailey was another seven minutes back, Fourth lap ended, checkers flew and Monte Tibbets took the big win, he declared he had no problems and his much newer truck runs like a dream. Bill Driggs came in second, he was almost an hour in arrears and Mike Bailey finished in third place, another 17 minutes back. There were nine cars entered in the Class 8 contest, they had to run three laps for their race and five of them saw the checkered flag. At the completion of their first lap it was Corey Torres leading the group, Brandon Hughes came along in sec-ond place, he was 26 seconds be-hind the leader, Thomas Pittman Jesse Ware took the Class 1450 lead on the second lap, saw all his_ competition fade away and went on for a nice win. The Class 11 win went to Brandon Benson, he led both required laps and had 20 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Dusty Times Briana Bradley led the first lap in Limited Sportsmarr, fell to second on lap 2 but recovered and took a nice win. Tim Jones coming in for the class win, reporting that they had a trouble free run. Raul Solano was second, he was about six minutes in arrears. He had his third flat of the race this lap and had to stop a few times to get rocks out from un-der the brake pedal. Robert Gross was the third car to cross the finish line, Rino Navera finished first off the podium and Brent Shermak was the fifth car in. Brent had a couple of flat tires to fight during the race. His daughter, Brooke, rode all the way with dad, her first race. Mike Blanks was the sixth place finisher, Glen Mayernick, who was in for Chad came in seventh and Mike Boone was the eighth and final fin-isher. Jonathan Knight failed to fin-ish his third lap. ran in third place, Dave Terrell was in fourth place and Jack Randall ran fifth. In sixth place was Jared Benson and Rusty Ruby was sev-enth. Rick Moran and Mark Bass failed to complete their first lap. When their second lap ended it was still Corey Torres in the lead, Brandon Hughes was right there in second place, he was about four minutes in arrears, Thomas Pittman still held down third place, Dave Terrell remained in the fourth spot, Jared Benson ran fifth and Jack Randall ran in the sixth spot. Rusty Ruby had retired from the race, cause unknown. Third lap, last lap and we saw Brandon Hughes making a move and taking a nice Class 9 win, he did have some clutch problems early on. His wife, Hope, rode all the way with him. Corey Torres was a good Samaritan this lap, he stopped to help Jared Benson get his car back on its wheels and he dropped to a second place finish. Jared Benson came across in third place, Dave Terrell finished fourth and Thomas Pittman was the fifth and final fin-isher. Jack Randall failed to com-plete his third lap. The Class 5-1600 group had three laps to run for their race, the group consisted of 12 cars and eight of them would make it to the check-ered flag. When they started com-ing around at the end of their first lap it was Rino Navera showing the way, Shawn George was just less than two minutes in arrears, Mike Boone ran in third place, another two minutes back, Brent Shermak ran fourth and Raul Solano, who had two flat tires this lap, rounded out the front five. In sixth place was Mike Blanks, Ron Williamson ran seventh, Robert Gross was in eighth place, he was responding to a faulty oil sending unit and had to check it out a few times. Chad Mayernick ran ninth and Jonathan Knight was 10th. Art Savedra was in 11th place after encountering trouble along the way and Richard Diaz was 12th, he too having some problems. At the end of their second lap we had a new leader, Tim Jones had December 2007 taken over the driving chores at the halfway point from Shawn George and was now leading the pack, Raul Solano was second, less than three minutes in arrears, Robert Gross had moved all the way up to third place this lap, Brent Shermak re-mained in the fourth spot and Rino Navera had dropped back to the fifth spot. Mike Boone was down in sixth place, Chad Mayernick ran in seventh place, Mike Blanks was in eighth place and Jonathan Knight was in ninth place,. Ron Williamson, Art Savedra and Rich-ard Diaz were unable to complete their second lap. Third lap, last lap and we saw ~ Champ cars were next, there were five of them entered but only two of them would make it all three laps to the checkered flag. At the end of their first lap it was Bryan Adams showing the way, Dale Looney ran in the second spot, Alan League held down third place, he was having some electllical coil prob-lems, Jared Blitz was fourth across the line and Bob Dziurawiec came across in fifth place. When the second lap ended Bryan Adams still led the group, Dale Looney remained in the sec-ond spot, Alan League still ran in third place, Jared Blitz held on in Continued next page WWJK rAKERPRECISION.COM 2865 Gundry Ave. Signal HIii, CA 90755 .H/#Fan• 01/Coolen, 'Driving Suits RodEnd Boots Neo Synthetic OIi Performance Plumbing ~·~ flt1: •-~I.rcq 562-427-2375 Page 25

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Trey Medina had his share of problems but the 16 year old overcame Ed Mahoney had fun???? He had a five hour second lap but soldiered Two flats and a broken wheel didn't help, but Brendan Gaughan them and went on for a third place finish in limited Sportsman. on and took a third place finish in the Class 11 race. went on for a fourth place finish in the Class 1 contest. =;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Bill Woodward and Kyle Woodward shared the driving chores, they David Schweigart got as high as second place on lap 3 but fell to a Dave Terrell ran in fourth place all the way in the Class 9 contest, he's seen here at speed headin' for the flag. took a fourth place finish in the Class 10 fracas. fourth place finish in the Class 1600 race. fourth place and Bob Dziurawiec re-tend with and a long lap time. Cody Billy Shapley in the lead, Briana Bra-mained in fifth place. Muyres moved up into second place dleywas now running second, about Third lap, last lap ended and and Jerry Stewart disappeared from half a minute in arrears, Joe Bryan Adams came across the fin- the race. Bourland remained in third place in ish line for a nice win. We didn't The third lap ended, the check- spite of two flat tires on this lap. Trey get a chance to interview him as he ered flag flew and Wesley Stephens Medina remained in fourth place went directly to Technical lnspec- was there to take the win. His son and Jill Rootring was running fifth. tion. Alan League was second, he Nathan rode with him. Cody The third and final lap ended was only four and a half minutes Muyres failed to finish his final lap. and it was Briana Bradley taking a behind the leader. Jared Blitz, Bob The Limited Sportsman were very nice win, she reported a trouble Dziurawiec and Dale Looney all next away, they had three laps to run free run. Joe Bourland came along failed to complete their last lap. too. There were five cars entered in second spot, he was some 40 min-The Unlimited Sportsman were and four of them made it to the utes behind the leader, Trey Medina next up, they too had three laps to checkered flag. When the first lap came in third. He had some power run for their race. There were three ended it was Briana Bradley in the steering problems and lost a front cars entered but only one of them lead, Billy Shapley was in second shock. A great beginning for a 16 would complete the race. At the end place, he was a mere 27 seconds year old, driving in his first race. of their first lap it was Wesley behind the leader, Joe Bourland Welcome aboard! Jill Rootring fin-Stephens leading, Jerry Stewart was came along some six minutes later, ished first off the podium. Billy second, he was 20 some minutes be-in third place, Trey Medina was in Shapley failed to finish his last lap. hind the leader and Cody Muyres fourth place, having got himself There was only one entry in ran in third place. stuck and Jill Rootringwas still wait- Class 7, Russ Ramsey and he had Wesley Stephens continued to ing to finish her third lap after hav-to get three laps under his belt lead at the end of the second lap, ing major troubles. for a finish. Russ had no compe-although he had an oil leak to con-The end of the second lap saw tition so he just went out there .. and cruised around for his win. There were six entered in Class 1450, they had three laps to run their race but only one of them would make it all the way. At the end of the first lap it was Eric Ludian in the lead, Jesse Ware came along eight minutes later in second place and Brittany Burgos came across the line in third place. Clint Armstrong, Brian Trochenski and Bryan Ziegler failed to complete their first lap. The second lap ended and there was only one car to finish the lap, Jesse Ware was all alone. Eric Ludian and Brittany Burgos were on their respective trailers. Jesse Ware knew all his competi-tion was gone so he just motored around and took his checkered flag. Class 11 had to get two laps in for their race, there were four cars entered and three of them would make it to the finish. At the end of their first lap it was Brandon Benson holding the lead, Garey Leavitt was second to cross the line, he was 14 minutes behind the leader. He had some electrical prob-lems to slow his progress. Mark Murrell was third in and Ed Mahoney was running in fourth place. On the second and final lap it was Brandon Benson taking the checkered flag, he reported some coil problems and some battery problems. Garey Leavitt was second in, he was 20 minutes behind the leader and Ed Mahoney finished in third place after a horrendously long lap. Mark Murrell failed to complete his final lap. And so it ended, the 38th An-nual SNORE 250 was in the record books. A great race, great competi-tors and so many great people who volunteer their time to make it all happen. ~ Rina Navera led the first lap in the Class 5-1600 contest, had troubles Jill Rootring had a horrendously long first lap but she carried on and Kevin Curtis had lots of problems on his first two laps but he continued on his second lap and ended up in fourth place at the checkers. ended up finishing fourth in limited Sportsman. on and ended up in fifth place in Class 1. I l Mike Campbell had a very long first lap, then he-got it all going and Bob Mathews got up as high as fourth place during the race but had Brent Shermak had a couple of flat tires and they were expensive, when the checkers flew he was fifth in Class 10. to settle for a fifth place finish in Class 1600. he ended up in fifth place when the flag fell on the 5-1600's. Page 26 December 2007 Dusty Times

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lfe_J! AT WNEATLANDS Heynan/Beauchamp/Moeller/ Seefeld Double Down BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW A great weekend for Corry Heynan, he took the Super Buggy win both days in Wheat/ands, he's seen here at speed . .,, And so it ended, a 12 race series with more action than the heart can stand, four rounds at Crandon were the icing on the cake and, all in all, it was a very successful opening season for the World Series of Off Road Rac-ing. The final rounds, at Wheatland, Missouri determined the outcome of some of the points battles and, all in all was a fun and interesting weekend. The Pro 4x4 races were hotly con-tested, as usual and on Saturday, when all the smoke cleared we saws Johnny Greaves taking his sixth win of the sea-son in his Toyota. Carl Renezeder, Scott Beauchamp took the Stock Truck win both days and he was the Stock Truck Points Winner as well in his Chevy. Two wins in 1600 Buggy went to Mike Seefeldt, Mike finished third in points for the class, he's seen here headin' for the flag. Nissan, was right there in second place, Scott Douglas took the final podium position in his Ford, Chevy mounted Kent Brascho was the fourth place fin-isher and Al Drews came across in fifth place in his Ford.Troy Menne was sixth in his Ford and that was all she wrote. The Sunday Pro 4x4 race had Carl Renezeder taking his second win of the '07 season, Scott Douglas took home the silver medal, Kent Brascho was the third place finisher, Johnny Greaves was relegated to the fourth spot, Al Drews had another fifth place finish, and that was· the end of their season. In the final Pro 4x4 points tally,. Johnny Greaves took the season win, he had earned 239 for the season, Kent Brascho finished in second place with 215 points, Al Drews was third with 215 points in hand, Carl Renezeder was fourth in points with 209 and Scott Douglas finished fifth with 199 points accrued. ' AT LEFT: Johnny Greaves took his sixth win of the season on Saturday, 4th on Sunday and he was the Pro 4x4 points winner in his Toyota. Pro 2WD had their share of action, there were only eight of them but they still roared around like the last day at breakfast. When the checkers flew on the Saturday race we saw Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. taking a very nice win in his Ford, Brian Hinman came in sec-ond in his Chevy, third place went to Keith Steele, he too in a Chevy, Rhonda Konitzer, Chevrolet, finished first off the podium and Michael Oberg, also in a Chevy, was the fifth place finisher. Evan Evans was sixth across the line in his Chevrolet, Kevin Probst, also in a Chevy, was seventh and Scott Taylor, the points leader was the eighth finisher in his Ford. Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. took a big win on Saturday in Pro 2wd, finished second on Sunday for a great weekend in his Ford Truck. Jeff Kincaid really flew around the course, he took the win on Saturday in Pro Lite in his good looking Toyota. Sunday's Pro 2WD race saw many finishing position changes, this round it was Scott Taylor taking the win, his sixth of the year, Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. was right there in the second spot, Rhonda Konitzer was a great third place finisher, Evan Evans was fourth in and Kevin Probst came across in fifth place. Michael Oberg was the sixth Scott Taylor had six wins in Pro 2WD, he finished eighth and first at Scott Douglas, Pro 4x4 Ford, got a third and a second place finish Brian Hinman drove his Chevy to a second place finish on Wheat/ands, he took the points win in his Ford. at Wheat/ands, seen here setting up for a turn while in the air. Saturday, a disappointing eighth place on Sunday in Pro 2WD. Page 28 December 2007 Dusty Times

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· Ben Wandahsega drove his Chevy to a third and a second in Super Stock Truck and Ben took the point win as well." Gary Nierop took the points win in Super Buggy, helped a bunch by John Mason took a third and a second place finish in Super Buggy a second and a ninth place finish, he's seen here at speed. at Wheat/ands, he's seen here saving a bit of tire wear. __ _ place finisher, Keith Steele was back in seventh spot and Brian Hinman was the eighth and final finisher. In the Pro 2WD points race, Scott Taylor took the honors with 264 points earned, Michael Oberg held on in sec-ond place with 244 points, Kevin Probst finished third with 237 points, Rhonda Konitzer was fourth in the points battle with 181 and Brian Hinman rounded out the top five with 179 points. The Pro Light troops fielded an even dozen in Missouri and when it was all over on Saturday in was Jeff Kincaid taking his fifth win in a row in his Toyota, Chad Hord was right on his heels in his Nissan, Art Schmitt, also in· a Nissan was third in, Chris Brandt finished fourth in his Toyota and Lee O'Donnell was the fifth place finisher in his Nissan. Steve Federico finished in sixth place in his Toyota, Jon Probst, driving his Nissan was sev-enth in, eighth place went to Don Pon-der in his Ford, Randy Eller, also in a Ford came in ninth and the 20th fin-ishing spot went to Ford mounted Mark Oberg. Jim Kandel was 11th in his Toyota and Dan Vanden Heuvel, Jr. finished 12th in his Nissan. When the Sunday Pro Light race came to an end, Chad Hord took a decisive win and it moved him into the class points lead as well. Randy Eller took a very nice second place finish, Art Schmitt made it two third places for the weekend, Jon Probst was nearby in fourth place and Don Ponder was the fifth place finisher. Dan Vanden Heuvel, Jr. was the sixth place finisher, Steve Federico came in seventh, Lee O'Donnell was eighth in, Mark Oberg finished back in ninth and Jim Kandel was the 10th place finisher. In 11th place was Chris Brandt, Marty Hart fin-ished 12th in his Ford and Jeff Kincaid was the 13th and final finisher. Very expensive. In the Pro Light points race, Chad Hord took the win with 254 points thanks to his two great finishes this weekend, Jeff Kincaid dropped to sec-ond place with 244 points, Art Schmitt finished in third place with 215, Steve Federico finished fourth with 202 points and Randy Eller finished fifth with 186 points earned. The Super Stock Truck contingent was down a bit on entries but those Continued next page Dan Baudoux got his fourth win of the season on Saturday in Super Stock Truck, Dan finished fourth in the Sunday contest. Carl Renezeder took the Pro 4x4 win on Sunday, he was second on Saturday in his Nissan, he's seen here nicely elevated. A second and a first place finish went to Keith Steele in Super Stock Truck, Keith finished fifth in points in his Chevy. Jaimie Kleikamp took the Saturday win in 1600 Light Buggy, seventh on Sunday but held on to take the points win. Chad Hord took a second and a first in Pro Light, he also took the season points win in class, seen here in his Nissan. Mike Vanden Heuvel took a second and a win in 1600 Light Buggy, he finished tied for third place in the points battle. Jason Bart took a second and an eighth place finish in his Chevrolet, A fourth and a second place finish in Formula 4x4 was earned by John Huven earned a second and a fifth place finish in 1600 Buggy, he's seen here just a bit out of shape. David DeMaegd, he also was the point winner in class in his Jeep. he's seen here nicely airborne at Wheat/ands. · Dusty Times December 2007 Page 29

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Rhonda Konitzer had a good weekend, a fourth and a third place A pair of third place finishes went to Art Schmitt in Pro Light, he's Dan Beauchamp picked up a pair of fourth place finishes in the finish in Pro 2WD and a fourth place finish in the point race. seen here flyin' his Nissan to the finish. Stock Truck Class, Dan finished fifth in season points. that were there gave it their all. When also Chevy mounted came in fourth, Waldvogel followed him in, Dan his pocket, Dave Waldvogel was a close cleared it was Scott Beauchamp taking the checkers flew on the Saturday race Don Williams was fifth in his Ford and Baudoux was the fourth finisher, Don second with 240 earned, Dan Baudoux another nice win in his Chevrolet, )a-we saw Dan Baudoux taking his fourth Ken Hallgren was the sixth finisher in Williams had another fifth place fin- and Don Williams were tied for third son Bort, also in a Chevy was right win of the season in his Ford, Keith his Chevy. ish and Ken Hallgren had another sixth with 212 each and Keith Steele finished there to keep him honest, Eric Ruppel Steele, Chevrolet, came in second, Ben Sunday's race went to Keith Steele, place finish. ' fifth with 194 points in hand. finished third in his Ford, Daniel Wandahsega, also in a Chevy was the his second win of the year, second place The Super Stock Truck points win The Stock Truck race on Saturday Beauchamp was fourth in his Ford and third place finisher Dave Waldvogel, went to Ben Wandahsega, Dave went to Ben Wandahsega with 245 in was a good one, when the smoke Jim VanRixel finished fifth in his Page 30 December 2007 Chevy. A sixth place finish went to Nick Byng. In seventh was Al Konitzer in his Dodge, Craig Metz came in eighth and Jay Schaefer finished ninth in his Chevy. Sunday's race had a repeat winner, Scott Beauchamp took the class win for the sixth time this year, Al Konitzer was there to take the second place fin-ish, Craig Metz came across in third place, Daniel Beauchamp took fourth place honors again and Jim VanRixel was fifth finisher again. Nick Byng took another sixth place finish, Jay Schaefer was seventh, Jason Bort finished way back in eighth place and Eric Ruppel finished in the ninth spot. Scott Beauchamp took the Stock Truck points title with 257 accrued, Jason Bortwas a long second with 204 points, Eric Ruppel finished in third with 196, Al Konitzer was fourth with 186 and Daniel Beauchamp was fifth in points with 180 in hand. In Saturday's Formula 4x4 race we had Tim Moeller taking a nice win in his Ford, Jerry Conrad was seconq in his Ford, Larry Maciosec came in third, in yet another Ford, fourth place went to David DeMaegd, he driving his Jeep and Bob Sayers was fifth in his Ford. Johnny Comish, also in a Ford was the sixth place finisher and Michael Cusack was the seventh and final fin-isher. Crystal Reffke started the race but was a dnf. In Sunday's Formula 4x4 race Tim Moeller did it again, taking a very nice win, David DeMaegd was up a few spots into second place, Johnny Cor-nish was the third place finisher, Jerry Conrad came in fourth and Larry Maciosec finished fifth. In sixth place it was Bob Sayers and Crystal Reffke was the seventh and final finisher. The Formula 4x4 points winner was David DeMaegd with 224 in hand, Bob Sayers was second with 223, a re-versal of roles from Crandon, Tim Moeller finished third with 211 points, Larry M;_iciosec was fourth in the points race with 181 and Jerry Conrad was fifth in points with 173 earned. The 1600 Light Buggy races were a blast, lots of action and some major changes in the points as well. When the race concluded on Saturday it was Jamie Kleikamp taking a nice win, Mike Vanden Heuvel was right there in the second spot, Wesley Frehse came across in third, Steven Oman was fourth in and Greg Stingle rounded out the top five. Sixth place went to Todd Lemke, Bill Kortens was the lucky seventh place finisher, Craig Paid came in eighth, Brian Glime was ninth and Jim Schmit finished in 10th place. Kurt Metz came across in 11th place, Stephanie Pait! made it an even dozen, Barry Wahlen was 13th in, Craig Metz finished 14th, Chad Dewall was 15th to cross the line and Dusty Times

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Bob Sayers finished fifth and sixth at Wheat/ands in his Ford, he Greg Stingle finished fifth and t(Y• in Light Buggy, Greg finished John Fitzgerald had a disappointing sixth and fourth place finish but was just one point out of the Class season point win. second in class points, he's seen here at speed. Eric Lear was the 16th and final fin- finished 10th. John Frana was the 11th win, David Mason came in second, isher. finisher, Luke Zoetrnulder made it an Scott Schwalbe was the third place fin-Sunday's 1600LightBuggyracesaw even dozen, Rick Jacobson came in · isher, Aaron Hawley was stuck in major changes in finishing places and, 13th and Stephanie Krieman was the fourth place and Ryan Mulder of course, the final points positions 14th and final finisher. rounded out the top five places. Sixth changed as well. When the checkers Sunday's Super Buggy race saw place went to Tom Schwartzburg, flew it was Mike Vanden Heuvel tak-Cor;rv ing a nice win, Bryan Holtger came in f seco_nd, T ~dd Le~e rounded ~ut the f> podium, J 1m Schmit was fourth m and f Julie Dewall was fifth to finish. In sixth • ' place was Brian Glime,Jamie Kleikamp was well back in seventh place, Eric Lear came in eighth, Steven Oman was ninth and Greg Stingle was back in 10th place. Stephanie Paid came in 11th, Wesley Frehse was in 12th place, Bill Kortens was 13th in, Barry Wahlen finished 14th, Joe Jorgensen came in 15th and Craig Metz was the 16th and final finisher. Jamie Kleikamp went from school to first place in the 1600 Light Buggy points race with 199 in hand, Greg Stingle moved from third to second place with 180 points, Mike Vanden Heuvel went from fifth to third place with his 174 points, Craig Metz dropped from first place in points to a tie for third with his 174 and Wesley Frehse finished fifth with 166 points. The 1800 Buggy races saw some new front and near front runners but the points situation didn't change. At the conclusion of the Saturday race it was Mike Seefeldt taking a nice class win, John Huven was right there in the second spot, Terry Fitzgerald was third in, Kyle Lucas came in fourth and Mike Seefeldt was fifth to finish. John Fitzgerald was back in the sixth spot, Christopher Ernsterwas lucky seventh, Bob Blaney was in eighth place, Pat Welch finished in ninth and Allen Plawman was the 10th and final fin-isher. Mark Steinhardt and Michael Notary started the race but were listed as dnfs. Michael Seefeldt did it again, he took the Sunday win in the 1600 Buggy race, Bob Blaney was second to cross the line, Mark Steinhardt took the bronze medal, John Fitzgerald finished first off the podium and Brad Arndt was the fifth finisher. Sixth place went to Terry Fitzgerald, Pat Welch came in ninth and Michael Notary was the 10th place finisher. The 1600 Buggy points race played out this way, John Fitzgerald was the winner with 250 points accrued, Mark Steinhardt was second with 234, Mike Seefeldt was third with 225, Bob Blaney finished fourth with 191 and Terry Fitzgerald finished fifth with 188 -points earned. The Super buggy contest was hot and heavy, as usual and when the dust cleared on Saturday it was Corry Heynan taking his first win of the '07 season, Gary N ierop was right there in the second spot, John Mason picked up a decent third place, Aaron Hawley was first off the podium and Scott Schwalbe finished in fifth place. Craig Biesik took the sixth place, Ryan Mulder finished in seventh, Tom Schwartzburg came in eighth, Mike Lucas was ninth and Herman Barnum Dusty Times December 2007 he still took the 1600 Buggy points win for 2007. Herman Barnum finished eighth, tally, Gary Nierop took the win with ninth place went to Gary Nierop and 227 points accrued, Aaron Hawley John Frana came in 10th. Rick was second with 216 in hand, Ryan Jacobson was the 11th place finisher Mulder was third with 194, John and Luke Zoetrnulderwas the 12th and Mason was fourth with 166 and Scott final finisher. Craig Biesik was a dnf. Schwalbe was fifth with 161 Page 31

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M_Q.8.,! LUCERNE 250 Raskett/Jahnsan overall Joe Pate/Ii had a decent day, he ran his Chevrolet Class 8 pickup to the win, he's seen here at speed on the course. required six roundy-rounds done in just 4:50:58 at 51.8 mph. They also won first place in Class 1. "A flawless race", said Raskett at the winner's circle; "thanks to Dave Tilton who prepped the car. No problems at all, all day. It was Awesome! The old Diablo/ Penhall chassis worked great. The course was rough in spots ... pretty much, all of it. Seeing the check-ered flag at the finish line was the most fun! Hauling [expletive*deleted] down Power Line Road at 100-120mph was fun, too." nical and pretty tight in some spots." Saturday, at the race -we thought it was a walk in the park. Sounds fun to me. Steve Raskett ran second in Class 1 until the last lap when he took the Class 1 win and he was the overall winner as well. David Jensen was next across the F/Line in the Farrellwood Construction & Framing/ Stevens Off-Road Chassis car # 180, for the second place in class finish and win. Jensen, from Queen Creek/Phoenix, AZ got it done in 5:28:29 at 47.1 mph, af-ter picking up the pace subse-quent to a 'slow' Lap 1. Scott Nemo was co-driver for the whole monty. "We blew a tire at MM7 on Lap l", Jensen said. "No other problems after that. We put the car together Friday morning, and had a very good day of racing. The course was rough, and the dust made passing tough; it was tech-Rick Brabec made it a race too, in car #151 -when a 1H:15M+ Lap 5 got in his way and put him off the winning pace. Brabec still got #151 to the checkers in 5:39:08 at 45.6 mph for the third place in class win and victory. Mike Brunning recorded the fast lap of the day in class in car #122, on Lap 1 in 0:47:40 at XX mph. But, #122 ran into s-1-o-w-e-r on Laps 4 and 5 to finish the race in 6:09:36 at 41.9 mph: for the fourth place win. Craig Diller gave it a really good go-for-it in car #124, met Mucho Slow on Laps 3-5, and just plain ran outta time at the F/Line in 8:25:51: I'm here at the BLM's Johnson Valley OHV in beautiful Lucerne, CA for the 2007 MDR Lucerne 250. Start/Finish (S/ F) is at Anderson Dry Lake, off Camp Rock Road. Wait* -De Ja Vu? A Flashback? Check the Waa·ayback Machine, Sherman -yep. We have all been here before. Course B -backwards for this event. Race day is absolutely gorgeous - a perfect, early fall day in the dez of SoCal -not a cloud (or smoke from wild-fires) in the clear blue and sunny skies - all day. Pleasant temps, and enough of a breeze to keep the course mostly clear of the dreaded dust disease. It was a rather light turnout for the MDR Lucerne 250 at 7 3 entries. But the action and fun were still out in full force, for those that did. Carnage asada', anyone? There was plenty of that, too. WOOhOO* Johnson Valley OHV in Lucerne!· A bit of everything for everyone, in either large or small doses; miles of it, to. The MDR Lucerne 250 was 43 miles per lap; one-way, and that was - backwards -on Course B. WHEeeee! #x twisty-turnies* (* high-tech race Dustin Farmer led Class 1200 all the way he took the checkered flag with almost half an hour in hand at the flag. Jay Arnold was the big winner in the Class 1400 conflict, he had 10 minutes in hand at the flag and he was a very nice third overall. Page 32 talk for major course changes), 3Y XYZ, UPhills-N-down hills -both ways, around we go. A few de-scribe, and some pesky dirt and dust thrown in for good measure. Add your own fun-factor >> And! ... >» they're OFF and RAcing! WOOhOO! Off we go. The overall winner of the MDR 2007 Lucerne 250: Steve Raskett and co-driver Jake Johnson -in the Larry Jacinto Construction car #158. This duo from dynamic Mentone Beach, CA ran consistent lap times throughout the day and got the Erik Jacobus had no competition this race, he motored around the course for his five required laps and happily took the checkers. It was a nice win for Frank Vernola in the Sportsman Truck Class, he's seen here just at takeoff in his tr.uck. December 2007 DNF OTL. Sometimes you finish, even Win! Sometimes, not. It's the fun factor in between that counts. The Class 1400 ~Pro~ 'Out-law' trucks were next to see the wavin' O' the green at the Start/ Line. Five entered. Four started, four finished. One DNF/DNS. Jay Arnold made it a fast and fun , race day in truck #1409, complet-ing the obligatory max laps in 5:33:04 at 46.5 mph; for the first place win in class, and -third over-all. Steady and consistent laps all day; a ten minute margin-of-vic-t.ory. Randy Shields, from Camarillo, CA gave race in truck # 1404 and recorded the fast lap for the day in class on Lap 3 at YY mph; in 0:49: 15. Shields got 'er all done in 5:43: 132 at 45.l for the second place in class vic-tory;· and fifth overall, too. Shields drove Laps 1-4 with co-driver Danny Folkes at his side in the #2 seat du tie~. Seth Lundberg took over the wheel duties for Laps 5 and 6, with Brian Weat doing the shotgun job. "The course was pretty dusty on Laps 1 and 2", Shields said. "The truck ran smooth on Laps 1 through 4. We broke a brake line on Lap 2. 'The Wall' was softer and steeper than I thought. We broke a sway bar, cracked the rear seal, and had to add engine oil every lap. We had one flat tire." Chris Allen, from Mission Viejo, CA had a s-1-o-w Lap 3 at 2.5H in truck #1427. Allen still got #1427 to the F/Line in 7: 13:00 at 35. 7 mph for the third place win. Allen drove # 1427 on Laps 1-3 with co-driver 'Cool' Nate Banks in the shotgun seat. George Rosenbaum took the wheel for Laps 4 through 6, with Sean Kepler doing the co-driver duties. "This race - sucked!", Allen said afterwards. 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David Jensen was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 1 contest Second to cross the finish line in the Class 1200 contest was Terry A decent second place in the Class 1400 scuffle went to Randy Shields, he's seen here flying to a 1Q minute deficit. but he took the silver medal, seen here at touchdown. Ingold, he's seen here at speed heading for the finish. first gear, and had a flat tire, too. Shawn Giordano found slow-On Lap 2 we found another flat. gear on Lap 1 in truck #1406, too, On Lap 3, we had another flat but picked up the race pace there-And also broke a spindle at after to finish just 00:00:32 off MMlO in the sand wash. Lap 4 the rear bumper of Allen in was fast and fun! We cruised it". #1427; close race. #1406 finished FROIITBRAltES the race in 7:13:32 at 35.7 mph to win fourth place in class. I'll take any and all the "Finish points" I can, any race day. 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"John did that!", co-driver wife exclaimed as she ex-amined the bent rims at each cor-ner of the car. "It was a good race. It was slow, and tough, and we crawled and fought for every inch of it, today. But we finished!", Ingold said. Enough said. I can't beat that. CLASS 16 raced for the full six laps and recorded five entries and five starters, and four finish-ers; one DNF. Virgin Rookie Paul Kurz, from Yorba Linda, CA got it done in 'record time' of 6:00:51 at 4 2. 9 mph, to record the first place in class win; in the PKJ Construction Racing car #1678. Kurz also drove #1678 fast on Lap 4 to record the fast lap win in class at YY mph; in 0:57:09. Kurz also finished sixth overall, and with a rather comfortable 0:31: 19 margin-of-time ahea~ of Joe Jeffreys in car #1600 -the second place in class, and ninth overall winner. "It was a good mix of rough stuff and long, fast straights", Kurz stated. "We added a quart of oil, and blew a tire on the last lap - five miles from the F/Line." Justin Arnold got the co-driver duty call for Laps 1-3, and Chris Desrondiers did the shotgun duties for Laps 4-6. First time racer Kurz said "I did one pre-run lap on Friday, with my 'crazy' sister Brandi". "It was rough", Joe Jeffreys said (# 1600) after the race. "Both the Dusty Times

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Jim McBroom launches his truck skyward as he heads to a second Joe Jeffrey had some problems on his fifth lap, but he did end up Jason La Fortune set fast lap for the class on lap 2 but was only place finish in the Sportsman Truck race. taking the silver medal in the Class 1600 contest. course and the competition. We chipped in. "I was learning to rough with lots of rocks, but the got nailed by a Class 1 car, shoved shift and played '.OH *#@* !' aU wind was blowing -so there off the berm, and rolled it; no day with the rest of the class." Big-wasn't any dust to deal with. It honk, nada. Jeffreys' daughter, daddy 'ATM' Don Meyers, just took everything we had to keep Raquel, was along for that wild smiled. up with McBroom on lap 1, but a ride. Brian Jeffrey (#1649) and Twenty-one CLASS 1450 few miles before the first Check-Bryan Meyers (#1631) battled Sportsman 'Outlaws' signed up point -he pulled off. We kept it each other all day, back and forth for the -shootout -at the MDR pinned for the first two laps be-action - every inch of the way, to Lucerne 250 race. Eight of 'em -cause we knew there were fast finish ... dead even. Exact times: DNS. Thirteen of 'em lined up trucks behind us. Then, we 6:33:52. Exact mphs: 39.3. One at the green flag S/Line. Seven started seeing lots of trucks on for the Record Book, I'm sure. were left to finish at the check-the side of the course, so we Go figure. It was fun, no matter ered flag; six did not make it. stopped for some fuel (thanks to how or when or why. Brian RIP* Frank Vernola was the first Mike's friend for helping us pit); Meyers drove# 1631 for Laps 1-3, place winner to finish, in truck and then kept a good pace for the with Nicholas Meyers in the co- #1470. Vernola se·t the pace on last two laps. I didn't have any ra-driver seat for Laps 1 and 2, and Lap 1 at XY mph; in 00:57:23 . . dio communication, so it was Andy Vance along for Laps 3 and Vernola finished the required five tough not knowing if anyone was 4. Rookie Virgin Chad Meyers laps in 4:00:58 at 42.8 mph. The ahead of us on time -but every-drove Laps 5 and 6, with Andy straight scoop from the driver's thing worked out great. We had Vance along in the thrill seekers seat view: "I drove the entire race a trouble free race and Mike got seat. "We had some carburetor is-with Mike Lara riding along. We to ride along for the win in his sues and were down about 25 started second off the line in our first ride with me. Mike has al-minutes on Lap 2 to fix it", said class behind Jim Mc Broom in ways been there to. help with the the Meyers clan. "The car ran #1484. I figured that he would be race truck, so it was nice to finally strong after that, and no other one of the trucks to beat, so we get him into the passenger seat problems all day", Meyers said. "It decided to try and keep him in for a race." I like when that hap-was fast and fun!", Chad Meyers sight. The course was pretty pens. Dusty Times December 2007 able to grab a second place finish in the Class 1700 contest. A cozy 0:23:44 margin-of-vic-tory sooner than Jim McBroom in truck #1484 -the second place in class victor. McBroom got # 1484 round the course in 6:32: 10 at 39.5 mph for the win. Yet another Dusty Times in-cab scoop for our readers: "The week-end started out great: pre-running with the Anderson crew Friday night. The course was rough with a few areas that weren't marked, and "The Wall" was definitely going to be interesting. Thanks to the Desert Works Off Road Cen-ter crew who worked hard to prep the truck for this race", said McBroom. "We drew first 1450 starting position off the line, with Vernola in second in# 1470. Lap 1, we got radioed by Geoff Falzone from GIANT about people going too big at the wall and breaking, so we took it easy there. We caught a few Class 12 cars before Mile 15, where I no-ticed some smoke coming from the engine with the smell of burn-ing power steering fluid. I pulled over to check it out, found a nice slice in the return hose, put a little piece of hose over it with a few zip ties, topped off the fluid -and took off. Lost about five min-utes in the process and got passed by three trucks in class. We caught and re-passed all of them on that lap, except Vernola; who we wouldn't see until the check-ered flag. Hooked up with Geoff and Mo, after we flew by our pit, got some more PS fluid at RM 44, and got back n course." "Lap 2, we flatted at Mile 4 - los-ing about another three minutes, but not passed by anyone in class. We pitted on Lap 2 to replace the flat spare and check over the truck; and take a [deleted]. Lap 3 -no is-sues and no pit, except we got lapped by a helicopter; flying way too low and dusting us out. Lap 4 -no issues. We lapped a few trucks . in class, and pulled over to let Pete or Deegan by in their Class 1 car. Continued next page Page 35

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Rick Brabec was a bit off the pace, he also suffered a long fifth lap and ended up with the bronze medal in Class 1. Chris Allen had major problems on his third lap, he ended up in third Allen Byma got a bit slower each lap as he competed in Sportsman place in the Class 1400 race, he's seen here at touchdown. Truck, he ended up taking a decent third place finish. Paul Kurz set fast lap for Class 1600 on his fourth lap, he had more than half an hour in hand when the checkers flew. They pulled over right behind us instead of passing, so we took off and held him off for another three miles or so. GIANT Geoff radioed were in second position, so we cruised it in for our best finish of the year - second place. I couldn't be happier!", McBroom said. I like when that happens, too. Alen Byma was a bit further be-hind at 34.1 mph in #1453, in 5:02: 19. Good enough for the #3 spot on the podium for #1453. John Kettles was next in class to see the checkered flag in # 1488, for the fourth place win. Kettles got # 1488 to th.e F/Line in 5:53:32 at 29.2 mph. Scott Tyler, from Relands, CA won fifth place in class in the ODR Fab truck #1460; doing the required roundy's in 6:03:14 at 28.4 mph. "We ran the entire race in first gear, at 55 mph", Tyler reported. Mike Belcher got # 1483 to the checkered flag in 6:34:07 at 26.2 mph, for the sixth place finish in class for the day. Robert Anderson DAVEFOlTS yp11Ns■1ss1ottg 1,11• !9 YIAM IN U UA8U Wl'•I MOYIN~ TO A NIW tUOP IN ONTA.10. tAMI ltl(I P•OYIN C,UAllTY, NIW lO(ATION! --------0--------NIW tllOP IMATION 1s1, 1an ,u111c1, n. ONTAIHO, CA 91761 909.921.5970 D.,OlTt®YlltnON.NIT --------0 --------TIii CIIOICI o, CIIAMPIONt CIARID TO tlltYI YOU Page 36 won seventh place in truck# 1476. to do battle. The team made a plan and took the spot back as he came Anderson commenced it to the F/ to run at a speed that they knew to an abrupt stop, apparently with Line in 6:54:27 at 24.9 mph. the car would go to the finish at. a blown motor. I tried to up-shift Gregg Zumwalt coaxed and yanked The 'theory' proved positive - with and the clutch went to the floor and cajoled# 1451 ("my" old#) to a few glitches. Early in Lap 2 with nothing there. I've driven the F/ Line in 8:07:30 at a blazing Hartman hit an unseen rock crack-enough without a clutch that it 21.2 mph, for the OTL DNF! HA! ing the front axle housing. Later didn't slow me down whatsoever." I rember'z race daaze like that, too. in the same lap, the exhaust broke "We kept the car together, That's just the way open desert off free from the header and took out passed the aforementioned rabbits road racing-is. Go figure, eh. That the 02 sensor -as well as a hydrau-broken down on the side of the equals 46% carnage Asada, in lie line that controlled the clutch. track, and brought Jeff and Scott Class 1450. Unbelievably, Hartman was able a bruised, but not broken, race car CLASS 1700: The Jeep Speed to maintain his pace without a in fourth place after two laps. Dave class. Twenty-four entries, or 33% clutch on Lap 2, taking him to Cole and Jack Graef ripped Dan of the total. Four laps. Twenty-one fourth place without the use of a and I ou~ of the car and got Scott starters, 11 finishers and ten clutch. More dirty details for our and Jeff buckled in and ready to DNFs; three DNS. Thi;se 'Cheap Dusty Times readers: "We knew go with a full tank of fuel in just Thrillz' Jeep rides sure are - fun! we had a good car with the best under two minutes at the end of To watch, and race. I can tell from components available, and that Lap· 2. Jeff passed the third posi-all the smiling faces. Ray Griffith our plan was 'sound' ", said the tion car within 15 miles and the (#1714), from Downey, CA and spider to the fly. "La Fortune Bessemer pit told us that 'no Jason La Fortune in Jeep #1795, passed us pretty quickly in #1795, Jeepspeed had passed them for 16 did back-N-forth race action all but never pulled us by much. Ray minutes'. Jeff Ranney, our crew day; all four laps. Seesaw, ocillate Griffith passed us about 10 or 12 chief, called into the race car and the lead, who's ahead on time? No miles later in #1714, and we hung told them to take it down a notch race has ever been won on the first with him for quite a while. There and get the wrangler in for a re-lap, and this one was no exception. were two other rabbits giving chase spectable finish. Our lap times It was won, in this class and race, to the leaders, but we stuck to 'the would have won the race in 2006, on the last lap -by Ray Griffith in plan' and ran 'our' race. About but not this year and not with Ja-Jeep # 1714; by a 10 minute or so halfway into Lap 1 - we hit a bur-son and Ray dueling it out for the margin-of-victory; comfy. Griffith ied rock square in the front; and points championship. At our Pit and La Fortune were both just then the rear that really rang our 2, Mike Opper and his crew waved about break-even on the clock, at bell! There were no sounds or vi-us on and then informed us that the end of Lap 3. It was a very close brations", [ other than those the second and first position were , race; up to that point. Somewhere strange ringing bell-like sounds), 20 minutes ahead and doing on Lap 4, Griffith pulled away - "so we kept going. After the race, battle. Main pit called and then and took the lead to the finish line we discovered a cracked front gave us the good news -the fourth for the checkered flag and first housing, and a hole in the .120 position car was nowhere in sight. place win. Griffith got it done fast- wall rear truss"; [sic -their heads). We had a textbook race from there est in Jeep Speed #1714, in 4:03: 13 "About the midway point of to the finish - except when we hit at 42.4 mph. Lap 1, the exhaust got 'real loud' a jump a little too hot and felt the La Fortune, from West Covina, and started banging on the floor rear sway bar fail. the car was ex-CA got it done next total fastest boards. We knew what it was, so tremely loose in the last half of Lap in Jeep Speed #1795, in 4: 12:29 we kept at it and stayed on task. 4. The last 15 miles was enjoyable. at 40.9 mph, for the second place We had our guys do a visual as we The best part o the race was really in class win and trophy. La For- passed them at Power Line Road the last two miles. It seemed like tune also 'smoked' it on Lap 2 at and they informed us that it was every team was out at the track YY mph for the fastest lap award; still hanging in there. Lap 2 - the waving us on and cheering. Even in 0:58:25. Here's their exchange, exhaust broke off at the header in third place, we felt we had ac-in the winner's circle: Griffith: 'I and we were in for some [more) complished a major milestone and won; #l!' La Fortune: 'Yeah? Well ear ringing 'good times'. It hap- made it to the podium." - I 'smoked' you real good on Lap pened about the same time that Keith Marion got his four laps 1. My Jeep's faster than yours is!' 'pirate4x4 lance' passed us -on the of fun done in 5:00:38 at 34.3 Griffith: 'But, I'm still #l! Na-na*'. ragged edge of control and swap-mph, in Jeep # 17 50; for the La Fortune: 'Oh Yeah* Well-I got ping side-for-side. He was bucking fourth place triumph. Eric two trophies and you only got like a bronco and swapping shoot-Helgeson was at the checkered one!' HA! It sure was fun to watch ing huge roosts to each side. We flag in # 1708 in 5:04:45, at 33.9 'em duke it out, all day at the race. took the inside line in the corner mph, for the fifth place finish and "We ran strong on Lap 1 ", La For-tune said. "Lap 2 was flawless and we made the pass. The shocks faded bad on Lap 3, and we had a flat tire on Lap 4. The most fun I had was the mostly 'out-of-control driver's-error kind. It was a little rocky, out there, too." Jeff Knoll drove Jeep Speed #1706 to the third place in class win and victory, completing the re-quired four laps in 4:47: 18 at 35.9 mph. The first Dust Mocorsports, #1706 Jeep Speed - driven by Jeff Knoll and Scott Hartman - lead the "Orange Army of Dust Junk-ies" to their first podium win in their rookie season, with a third place out of 21 starters in the Jeep Speed series. The DJR team was prepared going into the MDR race December 2007 Once again the Class 1700 win went to Ray Griffith, Ray had nine minutes in hand at the end of his four required laps. Dusty Times

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Brian Jeffrey finished in a tie for third place in Class 1600, he was Jeff Knoll drove his Jeep to a third place finish in the Class 1700 John Kettles had a really long second lap, he was the fourth place a mere minute and 42 seconds out of the second spot. contest, he's seen here hustlin' towards the checkers. finisher in Sportsman Truck, he's seen here headin' for the flag. It was a dead heat for third place in Class 1600, Bryan Meyers A fourth place finish for Keith Marion in Class 1700, he's seen here Our award for high flyer of the race goes to Eric Helgeson, he was needed one less second to take the solo third place win. heading for that sometimes elusive checkered flag. the fifth place finisher in the Class 1700 skirmish. win. Shane Donnelly got to the F/Line for the #6 spot win 00:00:36 later, in Jeep #1724; 5:05:21 at 33.8 mph. Mike Shaffer -Jeep #1705; Sev-enth place - 5: 19:30 at 32.3 mph. John Coleman -Jeep #1739; Eighth place -5:45:21 at 29.9 mph. Kevin Davis - Jeep #1718; Ninth place -5:55:02 at 29.1 mph. Michael Vernak -Jeep #1760; Tenth place - 5:58:37 at 28.8 mph. Eric Heiden -Jeep #1717; 11th place - 6:32:05 at 26.3 mph. CLASS 7: Six laps. Three en-tries, three starters; three DNFs. Frank Gilliland, from Redondo Beach, CA made it the furthest, in truck #738 -through Lap 5. DNF after that. #738 did win the fast lap honors on Lap 1, at XX mph; in 1:23: 13. CLASS 1300: Eric Jacobus; #1367. Six laps. Two entries. One starter and one finishers; one DNS. Jacobus managed to get it all the way through all six laps, without breaking# 1367, too bad. And even got it to the F/ Line for the first place in class solo win; in 5:33:31 at 38.7 mph. #1367 also managed to win the Fastest Lap award on Lap 4 in 0:56: 15 at YY mph. Go figure. Co-riders in-cluded Chri Zuniga on Laps 1-3 and 4 and 5 found Billie Thomson in the second seat. Erik Jacobus drove the whole race. "Great race! lt was Awesome! Rough, dusty, rocky, silty -the usual. No flats, but we had charging problems right from the start; none. We came into pit and changed out the battery - while a pit crew member ran to Lucerne to pick up a new alternator at NAPA. l went ahead on the second lap while they ran to get the part and at MM38 we lost all power and had to pull off the course and remove the alter-nator while our team brought the new one out to us. Other than that -we had a great day! Fast and fun as usual. We want to add a special thanks to our 16 year old Pit Cnief Danny Ferdon, who always gets the pits in order and makes the race a smooth one." Nice job. Nice finish and win, too. CLASS 3 70 I: Also in the Jeep Speed series. One entry, one starter, one finisher. All - Mike Barett in the T & J Performance Center Jeep #3901. Solo first place win, in 4:58:56 at 34.5 mph. Barett, from Orange, CA also won Fast Lap on Lap 3, at XY mph; in 0:57:03. Not bad, considering his Lap 2 time wa·s 2:00:33. 1 love it when they break, get it fixed, and finish the race; nonetheless. FYI -Class 3700 is the next.step up in the Jeep Speed series: 'open'. The next upgrade for Class 1700 rac-ers. "We had oil pressure problems on Lap 1, and blew the coil wires on Lap 2." 1 do like to see that old fashioned 'get 'er done' attitude. Makes for great racing. Here's how it all broke down Mike Barnett had no competition in class but, as you can see, he wasn't going too slowly, he's seen here nicely airborne. Dusty Times (some literally and others figura-tively): Seventy-three entries. Sixty started. Thirty-seven finished; sixty-two percent (62%). Thirty-eight percent (38%), or 23 race rides -became just so much Carnage Asada. Found on course - DNF. And the winner of the prestigious and esteemed Dusty Times Last-To Finish Overall prize is: Frank Gilliland in truck #738! 7:41:24. Congratulations! Talk to my boss about collecting your prize. 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■w,,, OuARRY SHOOTOUT ••--•zeder/Fltzge,ald Double Up Carl Renezeder took a pair of wins at the Chula Vista event, his Saturday and Sunday wins kept him high atop the Pro 4 points. Johnny Greaves was the big winner in the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup event, he's seen here just at liftoff in his Toyota. Todd LeDuc took the Pro 2 Baldwin Memorial Cup win, Todd is seen here at a hard landing in his Ford pickup. A nice win on Saturday in Pro 2 went to Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr., he's seen here in level flight at Chula Vista. Rodrigo Ampudia flew to a Pro Lite win on Saturday, he was a long 1(Jh place finisher in the Sunday event. Well over 100 vehicles were on hand fo r the CORR Chula Vista Race in October. We had ace reporter Byrle Moore sched-uled to cover the event. However, there was a problem. When Byrle's story was fed into our massive computer banks here in Chatsworth, the report was swal-lowed by the electronic demons and we were only able to salvage four paragraphs and being on deadline, there was no time for , a lengthy retrieval. Byrle's open-ing is tagged onto the end of this story and it certainly describes the thunder and the action of the trucks. We'll give you the first five finishers here and a lot of apologies for not giving you a full race report. John Fitzgerald made it look easy, he took the gold medal both days in the Single Buggy event, he's seen here at speed. Scott Peterson took the win on Saturday /fl Super Buggy, he finished way back in 16"' place in the Sunday race. The Pro 4 Baldwin Cup had 15 entries and when it was all over it was Johnny Greaves taking the win in his Toyota, Rick Huseman followed in sec-ond place, he too in a Toyota, ·Ed Herbst, Chevy mounted, was third in, brother Troy finished fourth in his Chevy and yet an-other brother, Tim Herbst made it a real family affair, he finished fifth in his Chevy. · The top five finishers in the Pro 4 event on Saturday were: Carl Renezeder took the win in his Chevrolet, Rick Huseman was second in his Toyota, Travis Coyne finished third in his Ford, Ed Herbst fin-Troy Herbst took fourth place in the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup event on Ricky Johnson was second in the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup and took a pair Second 1fl Pro Lite on Saturday, fifth on Sunday, Rob Naughton Saturday and took a nice :2'Jd place finish in Pro 4 on Sunday. of seconds in the two Pro 2 races, seen here ready for landing. leads the class points race, seen here flyin' high in his Ford. Page 38 December 2007 Dusty Times

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In Single Buggy it was Bryce Menzies scoring two second place Larry Job scored a second and a third place finish in Super Buggy, Alex Barron gets lots of air under his buggy as he heads for a third -and a second place finish in Super Buggy. finishes at Chula Vista and he leads the Single Buggy points as well. he's seen here flying his good looking car. ished fourth in his Chevy and Mendez, Sean Kennedy finished day. When the checkers flew it Paul Tracy was fifth in, driving a in the third spot, Andy Ander-was a nice win for Scott Peterson, Toyota. son took fourth place and Cory Larry Job was right there in the The Sunday Pro 4 race saw Boyer finished in fifth place. second spot, third place went to Carl Renezeder doing a repeat, There were 26 entered in Alex Barron, Jake Capriotti fin-taking another nice win, Troy the Super Buggy contest and they ished in fourth place and Vic Herbst finished second, Ed had a really good race on Satur-Bruckmann was the fifth place Herbst was right there in third place, Steve Barlow finished fourth in his Ford and Jerry Daugherty was the fifth place finisher in his Ford. The Baldwin Cup Pro 2 race saw Todd LeDuc take a nice win in his Ford, Ricky Johnson finished second in his Ford truck, third place went to Jerry Whelchel, also in a Ford, fourth place went to Rob MacCachren, he too in a Ford and Mark Por-ter took fifth place, also in a Ford. The Saturday Pro 2 race saw Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. tak-ing the win in his Chevrolet, Ricky Johnson was second in his Ford, third place went to Todd LeDuc, he too in a Ford, Alan Pfleuger finished fourth in his Chevy and Jerry Whelchel, Ford, was the fifth place finisher. The Sunday Pro 2 race had Carl Renezeder taking the win in his Nissan, Ricky Johnson took another fine second place win, Jerry Whelchel was the third place finisher, Greg Adler fin-ished fourth in his Ford and Alan Pfleuger finished in fifth place. The Saturday Pro Lite race saw Rodrigo Ampudia taking a nice win in his Ford, Rob Naughton finished second in his Ford, third place went to Chad Hord, he too in a Ford, Casey Currie finished fourth in his Nissan and Garrit Wallace was the fifth place finisher, he too in a Nissan. On Sunday we saw Chad Hord taking the Pro Lite win, Jef-frey Huseman finished second in a Ford, Garrit Wallace was the third place finisher, Casey Currie finished in fourth place, again and Rob Naughton rounded out the top five. Next on the Saturday agenda was the Single Buggy con-test, there were 36 of them and it looked like the land rush when the green flag flew. When the Saturday race concluded it was John Fitzgerald taking the gold medal, Bryce Mendez was right there in second place, Bruce Fraley was the third place fin-isher, Kevin Walsh finished fourth and Sean Kennedy was the fifth place finisher. In the Sunday Single Buggy race we saw John Fitzgerald taking his second win of the weekend, another second place finish went to Bryce Dusty Times December 2007 finisher. The Sunday Super Buggy event was taken by Rob MacCachren, Alex Barron took the silver medal, third place went to Larry Job, Larry Foddrill fin-ished fourth and Brandon Coyne was the fifth place finisher. A Note from Byrle Moore. Really, the only way to go to a CORR race is to physically go. The sounds of those seven or eight hundred horsepower en-Continued next page

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Ed Herbst took third place in the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup as well as a Travis Coyne flew his Ford to a third place finish in the Saturday Pro Jerry Whelchel was third in the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup, he was 5th and fourth and a third in the standard Pro 4 events. 4 event, he's seen here in nice level flight. J'd in the Pro 2 races but he does lead in the points. Garrit Wallace took a fifth place finish and a third place in the Pro Bruce Fraley builds 'em and races 'em, Bruce finished third and A fourth place finish in Pro 4 on Sunday went to Steve Barlow, Lite battles, he's seen here flying his Nissan to the finish line. sixth in Single Buggy and he's second in class points. Steve is seen here in his Ford heading for the finish line. gines need to be felt, not just heavy equipment operators for the Chula Vista portion of and audience participation is learning the trade. Whether in heard. The crowd tension and groom the ridges and ruts for the the CORR series. With four also integral whether it's going a buggy or a mini-trophy truck their appreciation of the spec-next round of racing is a part of races a year and 15 to 20 thou-all out for the t-shirt tosses or those (can I call them kids?) go tacle need to be shared, with that the whole weekend. And, the sand fans at each day's racing, it's just enjoying a hot dog, it works. all out, setting up the adrenalin crowd, and you as part of it. Even people of CORR have it down to become the place to be, on that CORR is also a family affair rush that culminates with the the dust is an integral part of the a fine science. About 10 or 15 particular weekend. The course not only for the fans, but also for Pro-Four shootout later in the af-experience. Watching the prepa-minutes of maintenance, for one is 99. 7% viewable from any of lots of the drivers. You need to temoon. ration of the track between heats mile of track, is something to the seats to be had. There's not see the sons and daughters and The October version at 'the is an experience. Even if you are watch. really a bad seat in the house or the grandsons and granddaugh-quarry', had all of these things not an engineer, watching those The "Quarry" is the new site out of the house in this instance, ters _of the off road racing elite and more. The weather was Page 40 December 2007 Dusty Times

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Rob MacCachren finished fourth in the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup, he finished A pair of fourth place finishes were earned by Casey Currie in his Kevin Walsh finished fourth in the Single Buggy contest on Saturday, well back in the Pro 2 races in his Ford. Nissan truck, he's seen here nicely in flight. he's seen here hustling towards the elusive checkered flag. Andy Anderson took home a sixth and a fourth place finish in the Single Buggy contests, seen here at speed. It was a nice fourth place finish on Saturday in Super Buggy for Larry Foddrill finished seventh and fourth in the Super Buggy contests, Jake Capriotti, seen here flying to tbe finish line. he holds a big lead in the Super Buggy points race. A T RIGHT: It was a first place finish on Sunday for Carl Renezeder in Pro 2, he was a disappointing 11th place finisher on Saturday. FAR RIGHT: Chad Hord gets the high flyer award, a third place finish on Saturday and a first place on Suriday in Pro Lite in his Ford. perfect. The amount and the quality of the entrants were su-perb. The track was right and they all came to race either as drivers and teams or families and fans. "Gentlemen and la-dies, start your engines!!!" No wait, that's some other track setting. ~ Rob MacCachren, (left) took the Super Buggy win on Sunday, he had a sixth place finish on Saturday, seen here headin' for the gold. Rick Huseman captured the silver medal in the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup event and a second place in the Pro 4 race as well. Dusty Times JMR-1001 BENDER WITH THREE ROUND DIES 1", 1-1/4" AND 1-1/Z" CAPACITY: 2-1 /2" ROUND TUBE 2" SOUARETUBE 2" SCH 40 PIPE Will BEND .250 WAll 4130 TUBE UP TO 2" OD 177084 SALE $3,250·00 COME IN AND SEE OUR LARGE SELECTION OF METAL TUBING* ONTARIO 1-800/792-97&2 IRWINDALE 1·800/GOl»IPE SAN BERNARDINO U00/877-4269 BURBANK 1-800/ 400-3446 BRING IN THIS AD FOR ss·o-00 OFF THE JMR 1001 BENDER HESPERIA 1·800/7-PAlT0 IANCASJER &Sl /942--275S 6 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU • FOR ALL YOUR METAL WORKING NEEDS • *CAll YOUR LOr.AL BRANCH FOR STOCKED SIZES December 2007 Page 41

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AL■1Ns OFF Raaa. GEAR GaaNa1w1Na1 4N Rentsch overall TEXT & PHOTOS: STEVE HILTON It was a great race for Shannon·and Ian Rentsch, they took first in the Pro Class and they were first overall as well. October is one of the driest months for lem of where to have the main pits as the old tion I, two laps of the 78 kilometre course on this area in southwest Queensland, but some area had been placed off limits. The pits were Saturday, then on Sunday Section 2 three laps overnight rail saw some big mud holes appear moved 20 kilometres east of town just off the and Section 3 two laps to the finish. out from the start. Because of this the event access road, this proved a good position as the Shannon and Ian Rentsch in the Toyota would be run as last year with a 15 minute spectators could for the first time see these turbo powered Chenowth were fastest in pro-break between. each lap, then a regrouping of big American imported buggies show off their logue and the shoot out and looked ready to the field to start at one minute intervals, this stuff down ne of the long straights full of the take up the challenge to win the last round of would allow each vehicle to almost have a dust well known Goondiwindi melon holes. the Australian championship. Second was free run. The race, run over two days with the pro-Mark Burrows followed by the very quick The organisers were lefr with a small prob-logue and top ten shoot out followed by Sec-Subaru powered Jimco of Bruce Chapman, .. ,.. Justin and Melissa Watt took a mce win in the Pro Lite Class, They're seen here throwin' lots of dirt at high speed. fourth was Prout followed by Bentley, Phillips and the local Jimco of Joe Bulmer. In the championship Hayden Bentley had a points lead over Prout, Rentsch and Phillips and needed only to fini ·h in the rop five to win the championship, but on Sunday a bro-ken axle on the Jimco put him out of the race, this put the pre ure back on Prout who now Peter Barnes and Sam Barnes took a nice win in the Sportsman Buggy Class, seen here at speed in their really good looking car. First place in Extreme 4wd went to Mark and Shane Lacey, they're First place in Super 1650cc went to Daniel Brown and George Apted, Peter Kozak and Paul Coci had a really good race, they took the gold seen here throwing lots of dust as they head down the course. they're seen here in a sort of moment of calm. medal in the Performance 2wd Class, seen here slingin' mud. I I I I I I I I I 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. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~~------------------------------------------------------~ Page 42 December 2007 Dusty Times

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Second in the Pro Class, second overall was the team of Eric Phillips Hayden Bentley wasn't able to finish the race but he still had enough It was a nice third place finish in the Pro Class and third overall in the race for Brad Prout, seen here with power on. and John Karwacki, they're seen here in their good lookin' car. points to take the 2007 Australian Championship. had to win outright to take the championship laps the car needed some welding done to the car ready for next year. Another unlucky story from Bentley, however, at the end of the race shock towers, then on Sunday a roll-over did was Tony Fehlhaber driving the 3.5 litre Prout could only manage a third place finish some serious damage to the front and rear sus-Honda Mirage buggy in Pro lite class, he behind the Aceco Chevy of Phillips, he drove pension on the Jimco to finish out of the race. needed to finish first in class ahead of Justin a good three sections, had no problems to fin-Another car out early with a blown en-Watt to take the class championship and with ish second behind Rentsch. gine was Bruce Chapman, he also has a new Watt breaking an axle at the start line and 30 At the end of the event Bentley, even Jimco on order and hopefully will have the minutes to replace the axle and restart, though he did not finish, still took the cham-pionship with Prout second followed by Rentsch, Phillips and Crowe. Terry Rose had no real trouble over the two days and placed his Jimco fourth, a good result after a miserable championship year. Finishing seventh was the Jimco of Buddy and Kerry Crowe, this car will now head over to Western Australia to the Robinson stable, a new Jimco has been ordered, hopefully ready for next year. Laurence and Janelle Svenson in the V8 Toyota powered Stealth buggy fin-ished the day with another good result, fifth place, he also has a new car being built here in Australia and will retain the very success-ful Toyota V8 engine. In sixth place the Holeshot V8 Chevy buggy of Chris Coulthard crossed the line, a good result for this new car. The unluckiest driver would have to be Mark Burrows, on Saturday after the first two The gold medal in Extreme 2wd went to Jason and Maree Telford, they're seen here with the power on, headin' for the checkers. Fehlhaber looked to have the win in the bag, a roll which looked as if the Jeep was wrecked, but five kilometres from the finish broke an but it was only a whole lot of panel damage. input shaft in the gearbox leaving him on the With the arrival in 2008 of some new side of the track only to watch Watt pass_ and Jimcos and Chenowth buggies, 2008 looks big-go on to win the class for the race as well as ger and better for the Australian Champion-the championship. ship to be held over a possible six rounds cov-Colin Hunter also had a day to forget with ering Australia from the west to east. ,..._ Geoff Pickering and Glen Watson took the Production 4wd win, they're seen here in their Mitsubishi Montero. . . . '; 2.5'; 3'; 4" fK{ IURnera · -Ii ,.11Jt-lCIIVG&~-£0GY 714.530.B701 • FAX714530.B702 12842 JOY STREET, GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840 't,IJIW'tN'./cingshocks.oorn Dusty Times December 2007 ·;·2.511 2.5" --€''!!!£!/ Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! Page 43

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IN T■XAS Renezede~Naughtan Menzies Double Dawn BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW PHOTOS: J&L PHOTOGRAPHY Rick Huseman took the win in the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup, scored 9th and 4th in the Pro 4 races in his Fabtech Toyota. The CORR people spread their three points in arrears. The last his Ford, Troy Herbst was right wings and went to Texas late in Oc- race will take place the first week-there in second place, Johnny tober for their penultimate week-end in November at the new Greaves came in third in his end of the 2007 season. It was Herbst Boys short course at beau- Toyota, Ed Herbst was the fourth night racing and it seems like ev-tiful, downtown Primm, Nevada. place finisher and Steve Barlow eryone there had a pretty good In the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup race, finished fifth in his Ford. Josh time. Carl Renezeder and his Nissan Baldwin was sixth in his Ford, In the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup race took his third Pro 2 Cup win of Jerry Daugherty finished seventh it was Rick Huseman taking a nice the season, Carl has an 11 point in his Chevy, Travis Coyne was win in his Toyota and in the Pro 4 lead over Ricky Johnson with one back in eighth place in his Ford, Cup series Rick leads the points race to go. We'll see how it goes at Rick Huseman was a long ninth with 89 in hand, but there is still Primm. place in his Toyota and Carl another race to go and Carl In the first Pro 4 race it was Renezeder finished 10th in his Renezeder is right there, a mere Scott Douglas taking a nice win in Nissan. HE . · • Slows forward motion in the event al a cram • Allows head movement • No wmbersome coHar to wear • Ouick1 one-lime acljaslment • Does not ltook Into lap belt • Reduces neci tension l,y 45-10% • Great for all types ol motor racing, espgcially whre driver changes are common TIP DRIVERS UTILIZINI TIE D•t:E George Seeley • Ed, Tim & Tray &rbst • Larry ,.LR" Roese/er · · · Mark Post • Nick Baldwin • Jerry Whelchel • Alan Pllueger Jason & Josh Bal4win • Rick, Randy & Rom,y W-usan Mike Julson • Bob lafton • Mark & Gary Weyhrich • Dave Ashley · Dan Smith • lyle Taylor • Gus Vildosola • Rob MacCachren NIIFI ,Dl,Ui. ,J"(III IHIF 1.B00.71111..2350 • Fax 909,,,_043tf:··-~~~-: · 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Lomas CA 91752 ~,,.;,.A~· Page 44 December 2007 Carl Renezeder won the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup, took the win in both Pro 2 races in Texas, here waving the checkers in his Nissan. In the next Pro 4 race it was Johnny Greaves taking the win in his Toyota, Travis Coyne was right there in.second place, Carl Renezeder was third to cross the line, Rick Huseman was the fourth place finisher and Curt LeDuc fin-ished fifth in his Ford. Ed Herbst finished sixth in his Chevy, Josh Baldwin was lucky seventh, Jerry Daugherty was eighth to finish, Steve Barlow came in ninth, Troy Herbst finished 10th in his Chevy and Scott Douglas was the 11th and final finisher. Going into the last weekend Carl Renezeder leads the Pro 4 points with 147 amassed, Rick Huseman and Scott Douglas are tied for second place with 112 points each, Travis Coyne is fourth with 109 points and Johnny Greaves and Troy Herbst are tied for fifth with 103 points each. The Pro 2 guys had a couple of really good races. when the check-ers flew after their first combat it was Carl Renezeder taking a nice win in his Nissan, Rob MacCachren was right there in second place in his Ford truck, Todd LeDuc finished third in his Ford, Jerry Whelchel finished fourth, he too in a Ford and Greg Adler, Ford, was the fifth place fin-isher. Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. was the sixth place finisher, in a Chevy, Mike Oberg came in sev-enth, eighth place went to Ford mounted Scott Taylor, Ricky Johnson was ninth in hts Ford. Alan Pfleuger was 11th to cross the line in his Chevy and Travis Coyne was the 12th and final finisher in his Chevrolet. In the second Pro 2 round it was Carl Renezeder taking his fourth Pro 2 win of the season, Jerry Whelchel was close behind in second place, Alan Pfleuger took the last spot on the podium, Todd LeDuc finished first out of the money and Rob MacCachren was fifth to cross the line. Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. took another sixth place finish, Greg Adler fin-ished in seventh place, Rob Martenson was eighth in his Chevy, Mike Oberg finished ninth and Ricky Johnson finished 10th. Rick Welch finished 11th in his Chevy, Scott Taylor was a long 12th, Leon Noel was 13th in his Ford, Robby Gordon was way back in 14th place and Mark Porter fin-ished 15th in his Ford. Jerry Whelchel has a 14 point lead in Pro 2 points, Carl Larry Foddrill took the first round Super Buggy win, finished seventh in the second round and leads the class points by a bunch. The second round win in Super Buggy went to Doug Fortin, he's seen here celebrating his win before an admiring crowd.• Dusty Times

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Johnny greaves took a third place finish and a win in Pro 4 in Texas, A fifth and a second place finish went to Rob MacCachren in Super Troy Herbst finished ?'1 in the first Pro 4 round, was a disappointing seen hustling through the night in his Toyota. Buggy, he's seen here in beautiful, level flight. tom place in the second round, seen here flying his Chevy. Renezeder sits at 144, Rob Ampudia, he too in a Ford, in a Chevy and Jeffrey Huseman fin-Naughton taking yet another win, line, Bill Markel finished ninth MacCachren is third with 128 third place was Casey Currie, ished 10th in his Ford. Aaron his second, Jeffrey Huseman took and 10th place went to Michael points, Ricky Johnson is fourth Nissan mounted, Javier Sacio was Daughtry was the 11th place fin- a second third place finish, eighth Humason. Rodrigo Ampudia was with 126 and Todd LeDuc is fifth fourth in his Nissan and Marty isher, he is a Nissan, Bill Markel of the '07 season, Kyle LeDuc a long 11th place, Todd Cuffaro with 111. Hart was fifth, he too in a Ford. finished 12th in his Nissan, came in a close Casey Currie was came across in 12th place and _The Pro Lite guys were ready to In sixth place it was Kyle LeDuc Michael Humason was 13th in his fourth in and Garrit Wallace fin-Chris Brandt was the 13th and fi-race and when the checkers flew in his Ford, Chris Brandt came in Ford and Todd Cuffaro finished ished in fifth place. Sixth place nal finisher Marty Hart started it was Rob Naughton taking his seventh in his Ford, Garrit 14th in his Ford truck. went to Dan Pentico, Javier Sacio the race but was a dnf. seventh win of the season in his Wallace came in eighth in his In the second round of the Pro finished in seventh place, Aaron In the Pro Lite Points race it is Ford, in second place was Rodrigo Nissan, Dan Pentico was ninth in Lite feature, once again it was Rob Daughtry was eighth across the Continued next page Todd leDuc finished third and fourth in his two rounds of Pro 2 Jeff Huseman literally flew to a tom and a third place finish in Pro Kyle leDuc (right) dices with Bill Markel, Kyle took a sixth and a racing, he's seen here flying his Ford to the finish line. lite, he's seen here in flight in his good looking Ford. second place finish in Pro lite in Texas in his Ford. HONDA Power Equipment POWER UCEI & SPECTATOR DIICOUNTI • GENERATORS • TILLERS • OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWNMOWERS • WATERPUMPS Calilornia's Largest Souree lor eo·nda Power Equipment Parts fl Inventory IF WE IJON T NIIYE 11: NO ONE IJOE9/ Check Our Website: Kawaguchi Honda Corp. F.I_ O_ _ ND.A._ . . _ 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 a■N lltA'RJ,. •• fllU.,.. (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. ©2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Dusty Times December 2007 Page 45

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Travis Coyne scored an eight place and a second place finish in Pro Rodrigo Ampudia scored a second and an eleventh place in Pro Lite, Casey Currie nabbed a third and a fourth place finish in the Pro Lite 4 in Texas, seen here in his really good looking Ford. he's seen here heading for the checkers in his Ford. Rob Naughton with a command-on the second Single Buggy event points and Gary Boyer is fifth with ing lead, Casey Currie is second it was Bryce Menzies once again 102 points earned. with 156 points, 29 points behind taking the class win, Sean In the first Super Buggy race of the leader, Rodrigo Ampudia is Kennedy took the second place, the weekend it was Larry Foddrill third with 135 points accrued, Jef-John Fitzgerald finished in third taking his fourth win of the '07 frey Huseman is fourth with 131 place, Greg Boyer finished season, Doug Fortin was right and Kyle LeDuc is in fifth place fourth, again and Ryan Schank there in second place, Larry Job with 114 points in hand. was the fifth place finisher. Bruce was third, Kevin Davis was in No less than 36 cars took the Fraley was the sixth place finisher, fourth place and Rob MacCachren green flag for the Single Buggy Rick Boyer came in seventh, Troy came in fifth. In sixth place was contest, they ran their laps and Morgan finished in eighth place, Ron Dalke, Steven Cook was sev-when the checkers flew it was again, Chris Boyer picked up enth, Mike Szianke was the eighth Bryce Menzies taking a really great ninth place and Michael Notary and final finisher. win, John Fitzgerald finished in came in for 10th. Cory Boyer At the completion of the sec-second place, Sean Kennedy took took the 11th place finish, Kelley ond Super Buggy race it was Doug third, Greg Boyer came in fourth Renezeder made it an even dozen, Fortin taking his first win in four and Bruce Fraley was fifth in. Rick Robert Lansing finished in 13th starts, Rob MacCachren was close Boyer came across in sixth place, place, Cissy Baldwin was 14th and by in second place, Larry Job was Kelley Renezeder was seventh, Robin Dallenbach finished in the locked into third place finishes, Troy Morgan came in eighth, Ryan 15th spot Leigh Morgan started Ron Dalke came in fourth and Schank was ninth and Robin theracebutfailedtocompletethe KevinDaviswasthefifthplacefin-Dallenbach finished 10th. In 11th required laps. isher. Larry Foddrill came in sixth, place it was Cissy Baldwin, Leigh In the Single Buggy Points race Steven Cook came across in sev-Morgan finished in 12th spot, it is Bryce Menzies showing the. enth place, Mike Szianke was the Chri'S Boyer finished 14th and way with 156 points, Bruce Fraley eighth place finisher and Brandon Michael Notary finished in the is in second place with 135, Greg Coyne came in ninth. 15th spot. Boyer sits in third place with 127, In the Super Buggy Points race When the checkered flag fell Sean Kennedy is fourth with 120 it is Larry Foddrill leading with -MIL-SPEC CIRCULAR CONNECTORS -OUICK CONNECT THREADED DESIGN -ALSO CHECK OUT OUR MOLDED HEAT SHRINK BOOTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH! -br.J.:r.!! -X-BRITE LED LIGHTING -AVAILABLE IN 1 INCH AND 11/16" DIAMETERS -COME IN YOUR CHOICE OF RED, BLUE, AMBER, OR GREEN Page 46 -FULL SELECTION OF DEUTSgif1,.DELPHI, AND TYCO CONNEC 1unS -HIGH VIBRATION.,_WEATHER PROOF CONTAC I;) AND SEALS December 2007 rounds in Texas, he's seen here in his good looking Nissan. 173 points earned, Rob CORR season is the final MacCachren is second with 133 weekend at Primm, Nevada. points, Ron Dalke sits in third Hopefully we will have the place with 92, Matt Kross is fourth · winners in this month's Trail with 88 points and Jake Capriotti Notes with a full story and pie-is fifth with 85 points earned. tures in the January 2008 issue All that remains of the 2007 of Dusty Times. ~ Scott Douglas was third in the Baldwin Pro 4 cup race, took a 1" and an 11th place finish in his Ford, seen here nicely airborne. Dusty Times '1

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l.AJ2C 41RD RALLY RACC•CATALUNYA CosTA DauRADA Loeb/Citroen Take It All Per-Gunnar and Jonas Andersson took the honors in the JRC category, they're seen here in their Suzuki Swift at speed. in the line of points scorers from the event. "If I want to be cham-pion", Gronholm said, "I must be able to beat everybody!" Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena piloted their Citroen C4 to the overall win in Spain, seen here before a cheering crowd. This was the Muchi's team's first appearance on asphalt, and the first time either driver had been to this rally. A surprise change on the entry list was that the Irish driver Eamonn Boland turned up with a Subaru Impreza WRC instead of a Ford, which he had used on previous World ral-lies. Whereas the battle for the World titles was really a two sided fight, between Gronholm and Loeb, and BP-Ford against Citroen Total, it was in the subsidiary championships the greatest amount of tension was found. Catalunya was the penultimate round in the 2007 Junior Rally Championship. Five drivers still had a chance of winning the title: would be just six Rookies on the event, and sixth place would give the required three points to secure him the title. But then two more drivers appeared on the list with cars that now made them eligible as Rookies, so Gallagher's chal-lenge became a little more compli-cated. Yeray Lemes was nominated by the RACC as a "Guest" driver. Lemes, from the Canary Islands, was driving a Super 1600 Citroen C2, prepared by Piedrafita. Only one driver registered in the JRC opted to miss this event -Aigar Pars from Estonia. This was Alex Bettega's third successive appear-ance on a World Championship Rally with a third different make of car, from a Fiesta S 1600 in Sardinia to a Suzuki Ignis S1600 in Finland, and now to a Renault Clio R3. Something else to follow in Corsica ... It's down to six! Citroen's one-pionship rally sport at the end of two result in Catalunya enabled the 2007 season, then the shock-their number one driver Sebastien ing news that the helicopter acci-Loeb to retrieve four of the points dent which cost the lives of Colin by which rival Marcus Gronholm McRae, his five year old son was leading the World Drivers' Johnny, and two of their friends. championship, and with four ral- It was something of a relief that lies now to run, the Frenchman the sport reverted to normality, now trails the Finn by just six even if crews had to face three points! Gronholm only came close qualifying rounds of the champi-to winning the rally when he led onship within four weeks in Oc-after the first stage but from then tober, and three of the top drivers on Loeb or his teammate Dani had already entered the Cork 20 Sordo edged ahead. Then came Rally one week earlier as well. the final stage of the All The all-asphalt Catalunya Costa the top drivers gambled that the Daurada Rally was once again weather would stay dry but the paired with Corsica, which fol-rains fell, and Loeb performed his lowed Catalunya, but this year the mastery in treacherous conditions. events were held on successive While Gronholm drove with cau-weekends. Catalunya Rally was tion, Loeb used every ounce of his similar to the past two years, since skills to finish almost a quarter it had moved permanently to the minute in front of everyone else. south of Barcelona. Two stages The rally had started with a lot of were run in the opposite direction excitement -the first five stages for the first time, all the other each won by a different driver - stages were familiar. After one year then fell incredibly fast. None of (2006) being held in the spring, the top 12 places changed in a fur-the event reverted once again to ther two days of stages ... While an autumn fixture and the weather Citroen and Ford fought on, with certainly had a lot to say before the no quarter given, Subaru again rally. Heavy rain fell at the Service had a poor event, this time Petter Park and on the stages during Solberg being the highest placed recce on the Wednesday and on SWRT entry, but still only gain-the Thursday the Ceremonial ing sixth place overall. BP-Ford Start, due to be held at the nearby now lead the Manufacturers' series sea front of Salou, was cancelled by 39 points from Citroen Total. because of bad weather. A special With two more asphalt rallies to ceremony to honour the memory come, however, BP-Ford have no of Colin McRae was moved from right to relax just yet. In the JRC the sea front to the covered front category Urmo Aava and Per-Gun-of the Headquarters hotel, where nar Andersson ended the rally Carlos Sainz gave a moving equal in the championship stand-speech, explained how honoured ings with one round to go, and he felt to have been for many years unusually the Suzukis beat the at Subaru, Ford and then Citroen Citroens on asphalt. Citroen C2-as Colin's teammate. R2 driver Shaun Gallagher, how- .With three of the remaining ever, climbed the JRC Rookies' - five events in the 2007 World championship on his sixth and fi-Rally Championship being held nal appearance in the series this on asphalt stages, there were many year. assumptions that Catalunya would It had been a momentous time present a major championship re-between the World Championship covery opportunity for Citroen, at Rally New Zealand and the start present lagging badly behind Ford, of Rally Catalunya. Firstly the an-but last year it was Gronholm who nou ncement by twice World scored fastest stage times on more Champion Marcus Gronholm that than half the stages and led the he would retire from world cham- rally until being delayed by turbo Dusty Times problems. Citroen, however, came in good heart. Loeb was hoping for a hattrick of wins on this event and their drivers came to Spain straight from their 1-2 result on the Cork 20. Happier news was that there was again a number two car with the OMW Kronos team, Francois Duval at the wheel in order to hinder Gronholm. Gron-holm immediately noticed how Citroen were playing the numbers game, employing anyone who had a chance to push him further back Aava, Andersson, Prokop, Burkart and Beres. Furthermore three drivers, Gallagher, Auguier and Bonato could still win the Rook-ies' title. Originally it seemed that Shaun Gallagher only had to fin-ish the Catalunya Rally to be champion, as it looked like there Reigning Spanish rally cham-pion Dani Sola was appearing in his home country in a full Class R3 version of the Honda Civic Type R in which he has been con-testing the IRCV series, and in which he had already appeared at Continued next page SAT PHONE RENTALS & SALES Rent Iridium Phones from only $49.99 per week Same Day Delivery/Pick Up We Sell New & Used Sat Phones We Buy Used Sat Phones We Repair Sat Phones Open 24 Hours Located in San Diego, CA tj$ ,, IRIDIUM tw Vt;J ll' inmarsat i .. bgan ' 1-888-884-7623 December 2007 Page 47

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Third overall went to Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautiainen were Andreas Aigner and Klaus Wicha drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Urmo Aava and Kuldar Sikk were the third place finishers in the JRC the bronze medal winners in Spain, seen here in their Ford Focus RS. IX to the Group N win, seen here before a large admiring crowd. competition, seen here in their good lookin' Suzuki Swift S 1600. Sanremo. Although Barry Clark championship Group N entries in-The weather continued to be Duval third, just 0.2 seconds competitive section since he re-was already 2007 Fiesta champion, eluding entries from the Dutch tricky on the Thursday morning, ahead of Gronholm. Actually, to cently married! he was one of four Fiesta STs on federation of two Mitsubishis for with heavy rain on the long road the chagrin of his regular co-driver Leg 1 this event, one of which (driven Hans Weijs and Jasper van den section up to the Shakedown tests, (Xavier Amigo) Pons made his per-There was an almighty storm in by the Canary Islands Fiesta cham- Heuvel, the PCWRC competitors but in fact the course was drying sonal fastest time on Shakedown the middle of the night but finally pion Heriberto Godoy) used E85 Andreas Aigner and Patrik Flodin, out if a little foggy when the cars with someone quite different the weather improved. There was biofuels (ethanol). Swedish prepa-and the young Norwegian driver arrived. Sebastien Loeb did a flier, seated beside him, the Barcelona a lot of dampness and still some ration experts said ethanol in-Eyvind Brynildsen. Eighty-four 1.4 seconds faster over the 3.98km football player, Oleguer Presas, a fog on the opening stages of the creases the power of the car by 10-entries were accepted including 23 Shakedown course than the next friend of Pons'. It was also note-first leg while the second was 15%. There were some strong non-World Rally Cars, 81 started. fastest, Xevi Pons (Subaru) with worthy that this was Pons' first damp as well but gradually the nice Sixth overall finishing position went to Petter Solberg and Philip It was a fifth place overall finish for Francois Duval and Patrick Khalid Al Qassimi and Nicky Beech finished 14th overall in their Ford Mills in their Subaru lmpreza, seen here cutting a corner. Pivato in their Citroen Xsara, seen here in the wet. focus RS, seen here before a huge crowd. ROA om Page 48 December 2007 Dusty Times

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Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti drove their Citroen C4 to a second place finish in Spain, they were 14 seconds out of the gold medal. Spanish weather returned, even if it was still humid. Marcus Gron-holm was running first car on the road and beat Sebastien Loeb by 2.6 seconds on the opening stage but despite being unhappy with his brakes, Loeb pulled back to lead Sardo and then the two Ford drivers after the second. The only top driver to complain about his choice of tyres was Chris Atkinson who took tyres too hard. Francois Duval started off badly by spin-ning at a crossroads shortly after the start of the first stage, while Petter Solberg had two punctures on the first stage, meaning he had to start the second stage with one of the tyres with no air in it. Mikko Hirvonen started off, by his own admission, too carefully. Jari-Matti Latvala was conscious of not hav-ing driven a rally car since New Zealand. Jan Kopecky had under-steering, Xevi Pons had bad brake trouble on both stages in the first loop, they lost their efficiency af-ter about 5km on each of the stages. Missing already was Luis Perez Companc, having slid off the road and got his Focus stuck nose down in a ditch. Jan Kopecky was complaining that his brand new Skoda was understeering. Thomas Schie was going carefully, "It is the first time I have driven with rac-. . » mg tyres on wet tarmac. .. Second time through the stages Duval was quickest on Stage 3, passing Petter into fifth place af-ter the Norwegian had launch con-trol failure and stalled the engine at the start. On Stage 3 Andreas Mikkelsen went off the road in his Focus and found that Manfred Stahl's Citroen Xsara had already rolled off the road at the same place, then when the young Nor-wegian regained the road he col-lided with Peter Van Merksteijn who suddenly arrived at that place in his '06 Focus. Van Merksteijn had crashed into the bushes, dis-lodged quite a lot of the front bodywork and set off down the stage again, just as a whole lot more bodywork parted company with his Focus WRC At 180kph! Henning Solberg had a bad vibra-tion which even swapping round the tyres between stages failed to cure. Gareth Jones hit a stone and broke a wheel. Kopecky slid off the road on the outside of a right hander and retired. Then on Stage 4 Dani Sardo, who had slid off the road on Stage 3, swiped the rear of the car. He had chosen harder tyres than the other top runners, was quickest And took the lead, momentarily for the first time in his career, Granholm was mysti-fied, he thought he was going well but in the dry conditions the times told a different story. Three differ-ent leaders and four different Dusty Times scratch time winners on the first four stages! Citroens were 1-2, Granholm was third ahead of Hir-vonen, who was now driving more confidently. As the rally headed to the last two stages of the day so came the rumours that Catalunya had not seen the last of the rail}, the only problem -nobody quite knew where it would fall, or when. Stage 5 was dry and Fords scored an im-pressive 1-2 placings on the stage, but then questions about the rain were answered as crews arrived at the start of Stage 6. All the top teams chose tyres on the basis that any rain would probably not be se-vere. Loeb arranged for tyres with gentle cuts in them, it seemed un-likely these cuts made much dif-ference, but it was an enormous shock when the reigning World Champion won the stage by over a quarter of a minute in 26km! Granholm was over a half minute slower. There was a notable lack of enthusiasm as all the defeated drivers made. their way back to base. Gronholm: "We had been warned some small amount of rain might fall, but when it came all I could think of was to be careful, not to risk the chance of finishing this rally." Hirvonen was excited about Stage 5, "My (third best) time was perfect. Stage 6 was not nice." Second quickest Sardo, · "We just didn't know when it (the rain) would arrive. It was wet .at the start and damp towards the fin-ish of the stage." Frederico Villagra just gave up: "We are used to rain in our country (Argentina) . but nobody has ever told me how to drive in the west on asphalt!" Latvala took one look at the rain and told himself that the only thing that mattered was going care-fully and not to do anything stu-pid. Al Qassimi, Pons and Wilson all had windscreen wipers fall on Stage 6. Despite the conditions nobody did anything stupid, though Boland had a lot of troubles when the turbo burned some wiring on his Subaru. Schie had hydraulic problems on the fi-nal stage of the day, making down-shifts very unpredictable. Loeb ex-plained afterwards how he had managed to achieve such an in-credible time. "I knew very well that like all the other drivers I had chosen the wrong tyres, but I did everything to put out of my mind that this was the case. I had cho-sen tyres with a few more cuts than the others, and this meant that it was a little easier to get some heat into the tyres, but it was still a problem. I had tried really hard in the road section, between Stages 5 and 6, to get as much heat as I could into them and all the time I Continued next page . W.i, carlY a l'u/1 selection or: December 2007 &\Ca ottRDH ;> Page 49

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Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek had a good rally, they drove their Citroen C2 to second place in JRC, half a minute behind the winner. was doing everything I could to keep the heat, but it wasn't easy." The Junior drivers inevitably found the conditions very slippery, not the least because virtually all the corners had been covered with mud thrown up by the corner-cwt-ting of the four wheel drive cars running in front of them. Per-Gun-nar Andersson was leading despite-a small spin on Stage l. Patrik Sandell found the conditions tricky and very difficult. Jozef Beres made a bad tyre decision. Jaan Molder had power steering failure. Guest driver Lemes had a broken gear le-ver which left him stuck in top gear. Kalle Pinomaki punctured but did not stop . Alex Bettega had two punctures, stopped to change one and drove to the end of the stage on the other flat. Raphael Auquier and Andrea C ortinovis both crashed and declined to restart the fo llowing day, the rear of the Italian's car badly damaged when he spun into a tree. The intrusion mark of the tree stretched a metre back into the rear sea""ts. Running behind the JRC cars, Dani Sola had rear brake problems with his Honda. On Stage 3 Urmo Aava inched ahead of Andersson into the lead while Martin Prokop stayed in third, ahead of Pinomaki. Beres rose to fifth. Aaron Burkart had to stop and sort out some fron-tal damage which caused a crimped water hose and damaged the throttle system, bringing Conrad Rautenbach up to sixth. Lemes had risen up to seventh. Bettega lost more time when he punctured and had to change a wheel in the stage, while Rautenbach had a spin on Stage 6 when his handbrake failed. In Group N, Andreas Aigner in the Red Bull Mitsubishi made fast-est time on the first five stages, fin-ishing the day well over a minute ahead of Juho H anninen and Eyvind Brynildsen. Flodin was ly-ing fourth but then lost ten min-utes with transmission trouble. Van den Heuvel who had also been ly-ing fourth went off the road for two minutes in Stage 4. Barry Clark was once again leading the Fiesta chal-lenge cars, but Godoy, in his etha-nol fuelled car was going well. Rui Madeira had a free drive on the account of preparation com-pany, as an apology for being ex-duded in Portugal. Leg 2 The second leg was formed of two loops around the north west of Salou. All that really mattered in the minds of Citroen was the performance of Sordo against Gronholm. It would have been nice of them if Duval were higher up the leader board and able to keep the Finnish driver at bay, but that wasn't happening. Second placed Sordo was threequarters of a Dusty Times minute behind his teammate. All was otherwise quiet among the top runners. Apart from a surprisingly slipper last stretch on the opening stage and fog on some of the road sections, there was little to report. Stage 8/12 was beautifully smooth, Stage 9/13 was more tricky with gravel that needed some care and Stage 10/14 was the reverse of the initial Shakedown test. Atkinson damaged a wheel on Stage 8, con-fess ing he had bounced from the inside of the track across the road and feeling lucky to have a gu~rd rail to hit on the outside of the road. Pons had a spin on Stage 9. Wilson had a fourth gear spin on Stage 7. Mark Van Eldik retired his Subaru WRC with electrical prob-lems. Jones retired when his engine had cambelt failure and would not restart. Throughout the day the or-der to the top ten crews remained unchanged, Loeb kept 10-15 sec-onds in front of Sordo with Gion-holm 45-50 seconds behind the leader. Hirvonen had a few adven-tures in the afternoon, surviving a broken mousse but was unable to identify which wheel was involved, so he changed the wrong wheel be-tween stages. Duval eased his pace when there was a pacenote diffi-culty on Stage 9. Mikkelsen was struggling with a water loss from the engine which had begun when he went off the road the evening before and continued overheating all day. Things started to happen in the JRC. The rally had started with Aava four points ahead of Anders-son, but with Prokop, Burkart and Beres all statistically able to take the title if the two Suzuki drivers failed to finish both here and in Corsica. Reigning Junior champion Sandell crashed into a wall and damaged the roll cage of his Renault Clio but with his planned absence fro m Corsica he had already lost his chance of the title. Two stages later Pinomaki went off the road as well. Aava had a puncture on Stage_ 8 and lost time changing the wheel on the stage, letting Andersson into the lead, despite the Swede mis-hearing a pacenote instruction and momentarily going off the road. Aava dropped to third, which po-tentially put him equal on points with the Swede, and set off trying to catch Prokop, ho was now sec-ond. Lemes had his car set up for the smooth stages and was up to fifth, behind Beres. Stefano Benoni rolled and retired. Bettega had problems with the rear brakes which caused hil'l.1 to think he had suffered another puncture. The Rookies leader Shaun Gallagher was trundling along, counting the dead cars on the side of the road and hoping some of them were also Rookies. Of the eight Rool<ies wh ich started, five were still running. Gallagher was ly-ing third behind Bo nato and Schammel, and simply needed to get to the finish. Godoy became the top Fiesta driver when Clark went off at the same place as Pinomaki. Lemes retired in the afternoon which let Rautenbach re-gain fifth place. Aigner main-tained the lead in Group N over Hanninen and Brynildesen, but on Stage 13 van den Heuvel got ahead of Ma-deira t t ake fourth place. Sola was now comfortably leading his class after the exit of the Swedish Clio R3s. Le mes -re-tired due to the · loss of oil from the cylinder head cover and elected not to restart on the fi-nal day. Leg 3 There were only four stages on the final day, and despite a second day of cloudless skies the fact was that little was expected to reform the shape of the results. Following Stohl's first day accident the OMV Kronos team decided they would have to press their gravel-specifi-cation passive-transmission Xsara, intended for Japan, into service for the asphalt rally in Corsica and then re-prepare it again for Japan, thus ensuring their presence fully in Corsica. Khalid AL Qassimi went off the road for 40 seconds on a patch of gravel. Xevi Pons lost the use of his brakes again. 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Classlfled ••. Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be le-gal for sale or use in all 50 states: Readers are advised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for informa-tion before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: 2007 Jimco class 1, HP Engine Chev SB 630HPl 620T Torque con-verter with sequential Fortin 5 spd. Hyd. In car jacks, Lowrance G PS, 1-Kenwood VHF 110w, 1-Kenwood UHF-ll0w, PCI intercom, fire sys, Mastercraft 3g's. dual en-gine-brains, front and roof light bars with 8 Hella HID, stainless exhaust and too many details to list. 300 test and pre-run miles only with complete prep and set-up by J imco. Very reliable and fast with 140 mph top end. $220K-(760) 787-1737 or ma FOR SALE: 2006 Herman Motorsports "Avenger" 2 seat C lass 1/1500 race car. SCORE legal and tagged complete race prep, new LS7 engine, Mendeola transmission, King Shocks, 55 gal. fuel cell. Comes complete with lights, tool bags, air jack, impact gun etc. $150,000.00. OBO Call Dan (775) 690-4791 or e m a i I FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat race car, SCORE tagged, 440 HP LS2, Fortin Wide gear 4 Speed, King Shocks, 110W race radio, Avcomm inter-com, UMI Filters, Pro-Am Hubs, 35 spline axles, 6 Hella HID, driver controlled , light bar, 7" OPS, Beard seats, 40 gal fuel cell, Fresh Prep, Spare parts package in-cludes radios, 10 wheels, pit boxes. Call Tim@ (626) 893-1976. $125,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE: 2003 AlumaCraft Vortec 4.3 Y6 Autotrans, CNC, Micro Stubs, Fox Shocks, BTR Wheels, 35 Dick Cepek, Beard Seats, Crow Belts, RoadMaster Red 10 25, Fuel Safe, Vision X li ghts, Street legal AZ. Ready to pre run Baja. Call Scott (951) 818-9090. $65,000.00. FOR SALE: 2005 Ford Explorer BITD Class 3100 SCORE Stock Mini. Only Raced 4 times. All the Best including Mogi, Trans, Fox, 456 gears, Mastercraft, Autometer, K&N. Always in the -hunt. Race Ready for only $34,500.00. (949) 633-0773. FOR SALE: 03-F-150 Supercrew Prerunner, 52,000 miles, Glassworks fiberglass front fenders and rear bed-sides, King Coilover shocks front, Kings shocks and Na-tional Springs in rear, rear bedcage, PCI Radio, 35" BFG's on Axis wheels, $20,000.00 OBO. (402) 426-5275. 2006 Jimco Dominator,,400 in. LS 1-Redline, Mendeola HD 4, 25" front travel, 27" rear travel, size 30 cv's with sliding axle, TT CNC front hubs, TT rear hubs, Beard, Crow, Fuel Safe 80 gallon tank, BTW wheels, Toyo tires, All spares and a possible parts deal, $175,000.00, Jeff Quinn/ McKenzies, 807 E. Orangethorpe, Anaheim, CA 92801, (714) 815-8466. -FOR SALE: Class 10 Single Seat, Aceco/Raceco Rolling Chassis. Updated Fabrication front to rear. New body floor/ dash. All new parts, Mastercraft seat, Fuel Safe Cell Large, Fox, CNC, Floater Rear hubs, 125" Wheel Base. Call for new parts list. $19,500.00. (760) 394-0039. FOR SALE: AWESOME CAR TO BUY 2006 HMS class one SCORE tagged and race prep, Big HP LS7, Fortin w/con-verter, King Shocks, PWR coolers, Race Radio w/inter-com, Mastercraft, Stainless exhaust, ProAm hubs and brakes, Fortin rack, OPS, Race pack digital dash, HID light bar, BF tires on JJ's wheels, ODO has 508 mis total, Car comes with 16 spare tires and wheels, alt's, pumps, TC, lights, Lots of lubricants, Hardware, tool bags, air jack, 24' dual axle open car trailer w/storage bin. Very fast reli-able car $198,000.00. In-cludes chase boxes and start-e·rs. Call or email Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 mx . FOR SALE: Own the leg-endary Great Candy Cane! Great Sportsman car. Raceco 2 seater, VW, type 4 Motor, rebuilt trans, Fox Shocks, $15,000.00 OBO. TJ Stanworth (435) 864-4933. Leave message or email tj sta nworth@hotma i I. com for pictures. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat 1600, SCORE Tagged, FAT dual port, OFT Trans and Hubs, Kartek Shifter, Mastercraft, Fuel Safe -one dry brake, Foddrill B"eam, Arms, Sweet Sac How, Lowrance 480c OPS, Icom V-8000 and Intercom, Parker Pumper, CNC Willwood, Dual MSD $45,000.00 Steve (928)442-9285. FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. 2006 Foddrill 3-4 seat street legal Registered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/ converter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, YOO, Howe, WR coolers, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and brakes, Roof rack w/light bar , Race radio w/carbon fiber head sets, XM radio w/ external speakers, G PS, ODO shows 546 miscarbon fiber dash, windshield, a set of spare tires w/wheels, a set of sand tires w/wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $119,000.00 Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 a fu en tes@fu en tes 7 .com . mx. FOR SALE: G&R Racing's Chevy Pre-Runner extremely re-liable, Geiser Brother's has com-pletely gone through this truck. Features a New Redline LS2 alu-minum 550hp motor, four speed 4L80 transmission, new Howe steering box with T-pump, 3" King bypass and coils, big Tro-phy Truck style brakes and 6 lug hubs, Chrisman rear end hous-ing and gear set, 6 new 37" BFGoodrich tires on Robby wheels with another 6, 4 Vision X HID's, power everything, cold AC, tilt Momo steering wheel, new Beard seats, big Kenwood radio with PCI intercom, XM rad-io, & Global Star station, 6" color OPS, air compressor, two big storage boxes, new paint. Great pre-runner with all of the bugs worked out. This truck knows its way around Baja. Call Brian Godfrey @ 602-999-6123 Asking 185K FOR SALE: Foddrill built 2 seat class 10/ 12 Pre-Runner, 2680 FAT motor dry sumped, Mendi. Sequential 5 speed trans, Turning Brake, Kings all the way around done by Webber, Mastercraft, Fuel Safe one dry brake one regu-lar, Icom Radio and Inter-com, OPS 7 inch screen. Steve (928) 442-9285. FOR SALE; Class 10 JIMCO, SCORE tags, recent BITD Championship winner, com-pletely rebuilt Major F.I. Y-Tec Honda, Fortin 5 speed., Fortin Hubs, New gun drilled axles, New broached 934 CY's, New body & pan, BTI headlocks, BFG TA's, CNC, UMP, PCI, Mastercraft, Hella HID's, C & R heat exchanger, Fuel Safe 35 - gal dual gel batteries, even a 24' Pace American enclosed trailer. Extensive prep ... ready to win!! $95,000.00 Jim (619) 733-7513. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Sell or swap your extra patts and pieces in . nu··· 11:,,=== • DUSTY TIMES. . 0'1-•11-000. Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use U of black and whi_te photo, or a very sharp color print. 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FOR SALE: C lass 10-Points Champion. 2006-Alumicraft, SCORE Tag to Baja 500 08. Race prepped, very light, two Major 1915cc VW Motors, Fortin drive train, Lots spares . $90,000.00 (760) 788-9831, email FOR SALE: Alumi Craft 2 seat prerunner, 500 HP Turn Key LS} less than 1200 miles on entire car. Fortin 5 speed, custom Jeff Davis body, large radiator, custom storage box and racks, custom exhaust, radio, intercom, Parker Pumper, Beard Seats, Fox. 3.0 bypass, 935's, gun drilled axles, Pro Am hubs, the list goes on. $105,000.00, with custom trailer $ 110,000.00 Jim Anderson (775) 691-7166, FOR SALE: Trophy Truck. 406 Winser dry sump trans prows c6 dual MSD 3" King coilover & bypass, Summers 9" Howe R&P 55 gal Fuel Safe Mastercraft, CNC, Willwood. $85,000.00. (951) 687-6416. Randy FOR SALE: Single Seat Seagrove 10/12 Car, Fat 1776 dry sumped. Compu Fire Ignition, Mendi 5 speed sequential, Black BTR's bead locked rear with Yokohama's, Lowrance GPS, Dirtbags, Mastercraft seat, Dual Fuel Filler on dry brake one regu-lar, State of the Art 100 mph, FAST. Steve (928) 442-9285. FOR SALE: 4 seater PreRunner car. Great Pre-Run car. 091 tranny, 4.3 liter Vortec V6. Robby Gordon wheels, 930 axels, Fox shocks all around. Fuel safe tank, 5 point harnesses. Tranny bro-ken, needs repair, no time to fix. $13,500.00. Call David (619) 990-6253 or (619) 291-2719. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 2006 Ford Fl50 Stewarts Raceworks ultimate prerunner as featured in DPS and Off Road Enthusiast. New in late 2006. Prerun with comfort, style and speed! All the best of every-thing and is show quality through-out. Maintained by Stewart's and is impeccable condition. Serious 111quir1es only please. or (760) 787-1737. FOR SALE: Ivan Stewart Baja Pro-Truck, Dart engine, fresh trans, New body panels, handy-man/floor jack/spare driveline all on board, oil/tool storage on board, 7" screen, Lowrance GPS, 8" Hella lights on rack, and much more. Contact Todd at (801) 671-7376 or todd@, Price $95,000.00. FOR SALE: Serious Chevy PreRunner 3 seat 480hp, big travel on bypasses and coilovers, custom everything, back half tube frame, GPS, A/C, Momo Seats, Rhino Lined Interior, 80 gal fuel cell. Reliable and prepped. Damien (805) 748-5546 $50k OBO, pictures at al bu ms/ ff34/ dam ien mavis/ FOR SALE: 2003 Ford Expedi-tion Baja 4x4, Eddie Bauer, Fully loaded, 13K miles, Full roll cage, 6 37" BF Goodrich tires, Fox Secondary shocks with re-mote reservoirs, skid plate under Fuel Tank, Lowrance color GPS, Icon Race radio, Alarm, custom bumpers & more .... $22,000.00 OBO. Call Brent (818) 254-7270. FOR SALE: Chenowth '03 Class 12 or PreRun, Brand New 1915cc, trans, CV's, Axles, Howe, Kings, CNC, Pumper, JAZ, spares, Removable rack, less than 100 miles o n car. $25,000.00 OBO. Chuck (702) 420-9172 or (928) 768-4800. PLEASE! SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO KEEP REPORTING THE OFF R .OAD NEWS! December 2007 ESS LANE SUITE 4 A VISTA, CA 91910 INDLl TO ADVb.12.. Tl6~.J2.6 All Road Communications ....................... 4 7 Baker Precision ...................................... 25 BTR Racing Wheels ................................ 50 Butch's Speed Shop ................................ 12 CODE Race Ready 275 ............................ 19 Competition Air Systems ........................ 17 CORR Lucas Oil Racing Series .. 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