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2007 Volume 24 Number 4 Dusty Times Magazine

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ll Volume 24 - Number 4 April 2007 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 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, LLC 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. POS1MASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 J!lummer 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 Cross, Las Vegas, i980, here we see Jim Fay hard at work in his Class 5-1600 Baja Bug, Jim now wrenches on a truck driven by the fairer sex. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster fur consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self.addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will be considered. In TIiis ISSN ... FEATURES BITD Parker 425 by Judy Smith .................................................................. 8 WRC 62nd Wales Rally by Martin Holmes ................................................ 17 MORE Kartek by Steve Ruddick ............................................................... 20 WRC 7 5th Rally Monte Carlo by Martin Holmes ........................................ 26 CODE Year End Awards by Byrle Moore ...................................................... 30 Sno*drift Rally by Tom Buchkoe ............................................................... 34 MORE Awards Banquet by Alan Madden ............................................... 36 WRC 56th Swedish Rally by Martin Holmes ............................................. 40 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................. 6 BFGoodrich News ................................................................................... 44 California Rally Series ............................................................................. 44 Checkers .................................................................................................. 48 CORE ...................................................................................................... 50 Good Stuff Directory .............................................................................. 56 Classified Ads ........................................................................ .................. 62 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 55 ON THI! COVl!R Mark Post and Rob MacCachren led all the way at the BITD Parker 425, First Trick Truck to finish and first overall as well in their good looking Ford. Photo by Art Eug.enio - Trackside Photo Larry Job drove his new (To Him) Jimco to the Class 1000 win at the BITD Parker 425, he led all the way and was very proud of his new, great looking car. Photo by Jim Brown - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at \cSr£scr.i6e 7i day lo DUSTYTIMl!S THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 yea~ -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address ----------------------City ___________________ _ State - --------------Zip --------Primary Interest Can D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times April 2007 Page 3

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9mneaNin Site Was Off Road Racing's Best 'jriend What do you call a person who has been actively involved with the sport of off road racing for 30 years? Crazy, ignorant, a glutton for pun-ishment, a masochist, any of the above? Well, I guess you would have to say a bit of all of them, but that's what made Jean Calvin unique in this sport. She was kind of conned into the sport in 1969 and it certainly took hold of her. It became her greatest passion in life, the participation, the information she was able to disseminate to the people, the love of racing, the love of driving, the people involved in the sport, but mostly it was the compelling urge to succeed, to overcome the obstacles that arose in front of her, and over-come them she did. Never known as a quitter, Jean attacked the sport of off road racing with vigor, finding a great outlet for her competitive spirit, racing not only against some other driver, but against the elements themselves. There were days (and long nights) when the temperature was in three digits, when the silt was so thick you could never see the hood of the car, when the snow was so deep you couldn't find the race course, when your crew stood out there like frozen fools, listening for "Their" engine, and then watching their driver plow on by, and Jean was one of those drivers, either freezing or sweating, or choking, or being blinded in the dust, and, in spite of it all, having the best time in the world because you were racing, off road racing, and there was still one lap to go, or 300 miles to go, it didn't matter, you were where you belonged and you were putting forth your best effort: that too was Jean at all times. Now mind you, Jean wasn't the only driver out there having all that fun, she was one of maybe 450 to 500 active drivers in thosedays, but she was one of the few women racing the desert and she did her best to beat everybody else out there. Jean raced sport cars with the SCCA for many years before entering the off road world. She had an Austin-Healy Sprite, which was near and dear to her heart and even though it was known as a miserable, evil handling car, she raced it for years, competing against mostly men and refusing to enter the "Women's Races", racing instead against the good ol' boys, who detested her when she beat them to the checkered flag. Jean had her share of accidents and flips, including one five time end over end at Santa Barbara, it destroyed the car, (except for the roll bar) and Jean ended up with a broken nose and a severely wrenched shoulder. Shortly thereafter, another Sprite was built and she was at it again. Jean entered the off road world when she did a story on Les Choate, owner of Les's Auto Salvage. Les was involved in the fledg-ling sport of off road racing and he offered Jean and her husband a ride in a "Burro" (state of the art at that time) in the upcoming Baja 500 and except for losing a steering box, it was a very successful race. Jean kept running with Les's Auto Salvage Team, sharing the driving with Les and his son Eddie in many races over the next few years, until the "F" Bug bit, in this case the "F" stands for Funco · and that was the beginning of part two for Jean in off road racing. Jean made a deal with Gil George at Funco and a brand new single seater was born, a car that was raced to death but came through the flips and the crashes without too much long term damage. Jean raced the little Funco, mostly in Class 9, then in Class 1600 and for the most part, enjoyed every minute of it. Lots of help came to her through Jerry Lawless and Dick McCool who always made sure the car was up to par and both these guys shared the driving chores with Jean on numerous occasions. We are unable to count the times Jean has taken the green flag in off road, but racing full time for too many years to mention with SCORE, SNORE, WRA, ARVRA and many, many other sanction-ing bodies, she ha~ had plenty of seat time in ·the desert. Jean had worked for Peterson Publishing back in the sport car days, then put out SCORE News for Sal Fish for some time, December 1983, the first issue of Dusty Times hit the presses, and the rest is history. Jean knew that the sport of off road racing needed an unbiased journal of the happenings in the desert racing commu-nity and Dusty Times was the answer. With help from her hus-band, Don and Brad Goodrow and Jerry Lawless, Dusty Times was born and became another consuming passion in Jean's life. Jean continued racing and publishing Dusty Times with Judy Smith covering some events and it wasn't too long before Jean and Dusty Times had become the voice of off road racing. Dusty Times was soon covering rallying in Europe and Africa through Martin Holmes and the Australian races were covered by Darryl Smith and Mick Myers. Jean was badly injured in a Baja 500 race some years ago, her racing activities were brought to a sudden stop for a time, but her determination soon had her back covering the races and reporting on the racers she loved so well. Jean left this earth of ours on March 31, 1997. She enjoyed every minute she spent racing, covering the races, and, above all, publish-ing Dusty times. Jean was blessed with the willpower, the guts and the determination to never give up, she worked the races and the paper in spite of the pain she lived with most days and was always amply rewarded when some racer thanked her for putting their pic-ture in the paper. Jean was inducted into the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2004, a fitting tribute to a woman who lived and loved off road racing for more than 30 years. Jean was truly a champion! 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2GD7 Happenings ••• Frazier Park, CA September 15, 2007 Treeline Rally Coef 3 Quartzsite, AZ P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. O SHKOSH, WI 5490 I AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SolTfl-1 Po1NTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 U\UGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: AMERICAN 'I'RIALs 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 AUTOMOVnISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MExico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST U\VAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P IT7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CHALLENGE December 8, 2007 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 U\KESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OH Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY U\S VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 March JO-April 1, 2007 MC Pro Circuit Nevada 200 Trail Ride Invitation only April 27-29, 2007 Terrible's Town 250 May 1~20, 2007 MC Bluewater Gran Prix August 22-25, 2007 Vegas To Reno September 14-16, 2007 MC Nevada Rally Experience Invitation only October 5-7, 2007 las Vegas 300 November 2-4, 2007 MC Golden West Cycle Avi 150 November 30 - December 1-2, 2007 Henderson's Terrible 400 B.O.R.E. BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES 341 w. 2575 N SUNSET, UT 84015 801-773-1651 May 4-5, 2007 Red Garter Wendover, Utah June 29-30, 2007 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV August JI-September 1, 2007 Wendover 200 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 Dusty Times BRIGHfON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/ FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AuroMOVILISTA]UARJ?.NSB DB CliAMPIONSIHP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 01 l-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> March 23-24, 2007 Desert Storm Rally Coef 2,3 Blythe, CA April 27-28, 2007 Subaru Rim OfThe World Rally Coef 2,3 Lancaster, CA August 18, 2007 Gorman Ridge Rally Coef 3 October 5-6, 2007 Prescon Rally Coef 2,3 Prescon, AZ November 9-11, 2007 Laughlin International Rally, Coef 1,2,3 Laughlin, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW Ci!NrRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AsSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS CI..AIRTON lb-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DEU\UDER SR 1091 Twr. LINE RoAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CuJB AUToMovrusncA SAN QmNnN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVnISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CODE Ol'FRoAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 0l 1-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO March 30-31, April 1,2007 McMillin Mexicali 500 Mexicali-San Felipe-Mexicali, MX May 1~20, 2007 VW Autopartes Night Race Laguna Salada, MX August 2-4, 2007 ORW Gran Prix Jacume, Tecate, Laguna Salada, MX September 29. October 1, 2007 Mexicana Logistics Mexicali 300 Laguna Salada, MX November JO-December 1-2, 2007 Race Ready 275 Mexicali -San Felipe, BC, MX Continued next page II. INTRODUCING_ by KENWOOD~~ UO Wefts of Power j 1so oienne1 Alphanumeric I Water Restsmnt I Mn Spec I BeJe 1000 Proven ~~~:S -"""ILJRrllf=-"""IDI>" ll!f3llttw_N:1f' ~ 77HTE" ~~ "..J Wl!fS in Ensenade, end mu Clf?N In Sen Quintin could hear me 150 miles aweyl l need these in ALL of my trucks.■ -~L~ ,,...,._~ PROI RUCK WINNER. 2002 TEC.ATE/SCORE BAJA 1000 " ... The best communicatton we've ad in over tS years of orf road radngi-~~YY ~~ 800.869.5636 562.427.8177 • Fax 562~26.3589 WWW.PCIRACERADIOS.COM 2SBB Gundry Ave.. • Signal HUI. CA 90755 April 2007 Pages

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BEST IN THE DESERT - MAXXIS NAMED "OFFICIAL TIRE" Maxxis USA today announced it has been named "O'fficial Tire" of the Best In The Desert Racing Association, one of the leading off-road racing organization in the U.S. The agreement calls for Maxxis to provide on-site representation at series events, and Maxxis carry's a product line for all Best In The Desert race vehicles, including Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Quad and UTV classes. "We're excited about our sponsorship with Best in the Desert," said Brad Williams, Maxxis Senior Sales Representative/Sponsorship Director, "Best In The Desert's "Silver State Series" has met with great success and should experience continued growth and an even higher profile in the years to come." "We're very pleased to have Maxxis USA as a sponsor of Best in the Desert," said Casey Folks, Director of the Best In The Desert Racing Association. "Maxxis has an incredibly strong heritage in off-road racing and we're fortunate to be able to work with a company of their caliber. Many of our champions have used Maxxis Tires to their advantage and we're glad to have them on board." ..,OFFROAD AsIA 2007 • 2007 Asian International Exhibition & Conference I.on Off-road Vehicles, Upgrade Parts and Modification technologies. The organizers are pleased to announce that iOffroad Asia 2007 will be held on December 5th to 7th 2007 at China World Trade Centre Beijing. As the first and only official international event on off-road vehicles and the modification technologies, iOffroad Asia will show you way to a new market with greatest potential in the world. The organizers are preparing the Events Kits which will be sent by post to all the industry specialists. Would you please reply this email with the completed information of the following items, so that we can send you the Events Kits correctly. Sponsors: China South Group, China Commercial Services International, Inc. Supporters: Federation Of Automobile Sports of The Peoples Republic of China. Organizer: Unique International Exhibition Limited. Should you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact: Mr. Marco Wang, Unique International Exhibition Limited-Tel: +86-10-88145179, 88145170, Fax: +86-10-88110979, Email: SCORE POINTS AFTER LAUGHLIN -TOP 20 OVERALL CARS & TRUCKS (Position, Drivers, Vehicle-Engine, Class, Points) 1. John Herder, Cla s 1, 70. 2. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas,(CLASS 1-2/1600), 68. 3. B.J. Baldwin Trophy-Truck, 65. 4. B.J. Richardson, CLASS 1, 64. 5. Matt Gumz, CLASS 1-2/1600, 62. 6. Ronny Wilson, CLASS 1, 60. 7. Garron Cadiente, Trophy-Truck, 59. 7. Garron Cadiente, Trophy-Truck, 59. 8. Aaron Hawley, Class 1-2/1600, 58. 9. Stan Potter/ Dan Worley, Jimco-VW SCORE Lite, 57. 9. Josh Baldwin, CLASS 1, 57. 9. Josh Baldwin, CLASS 1, 57. I 1. Alan Pflueger, Trophy-Truck, 55. I 1. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif., CLASS 1, 55. 11. Adam Pfankuch, CLASS 1-2/1600, 55. 14. Steve Sourapas/Brian Ickier, CLASS 1, 54. 15. Robert Ross, CLASS 1, 53. 15. L.J. Kennedy, CLASS 1-2/1600, 53. 17. Mark Post/Rob MacCachren, Trophy-Truck, 52. 17. Sammy Ehrenberg, CLASS 1-2/1600, 52. 17. Lobsam Yee, CLASS 10, 52. 20. Max Thieriot, CLASS 1, 51. 20. Steven Eugenio, CLASS 1-2/1600, 51. 20. Cameron Steele, SCORE Lite, 51. Here is a complete listing of Class Point Leaders with their number of wins in parenthesis. SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK-1. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado (1), 65; 2. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 59; 3. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu, Chevy Silverado, 55; 4. Mark Post, San Juan Capistrano, Calif/Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 52; 5. Kory Scheeler, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 50; 6. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 49; 7. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz., Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 48; 8. Tim Herbst/Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 47; 9. Ron Whitton, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 46; 10. Bill McBeath, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 50. CLASS 1-1. John Herder, Tucson, Ariz., Jimco-Chevy (1), 70; 2. BJ Richardson, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 64; 3. Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 60; 4. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 57; 5. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif., Porter-Ford, 55; 6. Steve Sourapas, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Brian Ickier, Poway, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 54; 7. Robert Ross, Chula Vista, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 43; 8. Max Thieriot, Petaluma, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 51; 9. Randy Wilson, Lakewood, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 50; 10. Eric Chase, Burbank, Calif., Penhall-Chevy, 49. CLASS 1-2/1600-1. Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Fraley-YW (1), 68; 2. Matt Gumz, Barstow, Calif., Lothringer-VW, 62; 3. Aaron Hawley, Las Vegas, Sea Grove-VW, 58; 4. Adam Pfankuch, Carlsbad, Calif., Amplified-VW, 55; 5. L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif., ChenoSPF-VW, 53; 6. Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas, Jimco-VW, 52. CLASS 3-1. Ken Leavitt, Jerome, Idaho, Ford Bronco (1), 40. CLASS 5-1. George Seeley, Glendale, Calif., VW Baja Bug (1), 41; 2. Chris Bowman, Upland, Calif., VW Baja Bug, 35; 3. Pietro Brassea, Mexicali, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 31. CLASS 5/ 1600-1. Raul Solano, Pomona, Calif., VW Baja Bug (1), 44; 2. Mike Simpson, Kingman, Ariz/Gerardo lribe, Ensenada, Mexico, VW Baja Bug, 38; 3. Brent Shermak, Bullhead City, Ariz., VW Baja Bug, 34; 4. Adolfo Aguilar Jr., Chula Vista, Calif., VW Baja Bug, 31. CLASS 7-1. Jason Jernigan, Imperial, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 47. CLASS 7S-l. Mike Horner, Mission Viejo, Calif., Toyota Tacoma (1), 40. CLASS 7SX-l. John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif., Ford Ranger (1), 44; 2. Tim Lawrence, Santee, Calif., Ford Ranger, 38. CLASS 8-1. Nick Vanderwey/Michael Vanderwey, Phoenix/Larry Vanderwey, Litchfield Park, Ariz., GMC Sierra (1), 41; 2. Kurtis Kupiec, Palos Verdes, Calif., Chevy C1500, 35. CLASS 9-1. Forest Creasy, Sacramento, Calif., Chenowth-VW (1), 40. CLASS 10-1. Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico, Jimco-Honda (1), 52; 2. John Cooley, Santee, Calif., AlumiCraft-YW, 46; 3. Mark Weger, Lancaster, Calif., RPS-Honda, 42; 4. Victor Orellana Jr., San Diego, AlumiCraft-YW, 39; 5. Shane Brown, Barstow, Calif., Jimco-Toyota, 37. SCORE LITE-1. Stan Potter, San Marcos, Calif/Dan Worley, Encinitas, Calif., Jimco-VW (1), 57; 2. Cameron Steele, San Clemente, Calif., Desert Assassin-VW, 51; 3. Scott Wisdom, Lake Forest, Calif., Mirage-VW, 47; 4. Tim Noe, San Diego/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif., Jimco-VW, 44; 5. David Callaway, Menifee, Calif/Scott Mapes, Riverside, Calif., • Dunrite-VW, 42. CLASS 11-1. Eric Solorzano, Tijuana, Mexico, VW Sedan, 25. STOCK FULL-1. Josh Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer HZ (1), 40; 2. Terry Henn, Walnut, Calif., Hummer HI, 34; 3. John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif., Hummer Hl, 30. STOCK MINI-1. Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3 (1), 40; 2. Gavin Skilton, Orange, Calif., Honda Ridgeline, 34. PROTRUCK-1. Alan Levinson, Blue Diamond, Nev. (1), 41; 2. Jim Wasson, Mapple Valley, Wash., Chevy Silverado, 35; 3. Jason Voss/Rich Yoss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, 16. SNORE -CALIENTE NEWS -Just found out that when you make your visits to Caliente, Nevada and decide to breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Brandin' Iron, you will have new, to the restaurant business, but well known faces, Regen and Tammi Gubler as your hosts. RenOllations are under way and we hope you'll stop by and partake of their culinary services. We wish the best to Regen and Tammie in their new undertaking. SULLIVAN COUNTY WILL HOST RALLY NEW Yon USA 2007 -On March 30-31, 2007, Sullivan County, New York will once again host the competitors of the United States Rally Championship, in Rally New York USA. Page 6 CoLORADO ffn.L CuM:e ASSOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTZ, 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 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS On. SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SuITY 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR April 21-22, 2007 Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Lancaster, CA May lS-20, 2007 Los Angeles County Fairplex Pomona, CA June 9-10, 2007 Chula Vista Raceway San Diego, CA September lS-16, 2007 Chula Vista Raceway San Diego, CA September 2S-29, 2007 Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Lancaster, CA October 19-20, 2007 Texas Motor Speedway Dallas, TX November 2-3, 2007 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO,'SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count)' ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LoNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 DECATIJR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn!Iul OFF-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 °ENsl!NADA BAJA ()pp RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA,BC,MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eu 10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for bugg:,s & Motorcycles EsrERo BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 011-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FwRIDA OFF RoAD DluvBR's AssOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Davidson Raceway FuoPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. 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CA June 1-3, 2007 SCORE Baja 500 (Non Points Race) Baja California, MX Auputll,2007 MOR Californai 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 29, 2007 MOR Lucerne.250 Lucerne Valley, CA November 31-December 2, 2007 BITD Terrible 400 Henderson, NV ICAMLooPS BRONCO BUSTERS Wmapeda,f Pine11 Sporta & Recreation Center P.O. Box 465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OmloADExPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> LI.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAluuTA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX Ol 1-52-1637-1799 M!CIDGAN BUGGY Bun.nERS Dame Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD CliAMPIONSlllPS M. T .B. Ent:erpriaes 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. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 235-6528 E-MAJL: <> MayS,2007 Short Course Liberty, In May 19-20, 2007 Short Course and Enduro Casey, II June 16, 2007 Short Course/Enduro Soggy Bottom, Greenup, 11 June 30, 2007 Short Course X Roads MX Effingham, II July 21-22, 2007 Short Course & Enduro Liberty, In Auput 2S, 2007 Short Course Soggy Bottom, Greenup, IL September S-9, 2007 Short Course & Enduro TBA September 29-30, 2007 Short Course & Enduro TBA MDR PRODUCTIONS 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 CaH/omia Clumpioaabip Serie11 March 31, 2007 Mojave 250 Barstow "B", CA Mays, 2007 Ridgecrest 200 Ridgecrest, CA June 23, 2007 McKenzies 400 Double Points Lucerne Valley ''A", CA Auput 11, 2007 California 200 Night Race Lucerne Valley, CA September 29, 2007 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley "B", CA November 10, 2007 Stoddard 250 Double Points Barstow "B", CA Supentitioa Cluunplaaabip Serie11 April 21, 2007 King Of The Desert June 16, 2007 Coyote Wash 200 Night Race October 27, 2007 Superstition 250 December 31, 2007 The Bud Light Dash 200 M.O.R.E. MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING ENnruSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 MORE KARTEK Off Road Gold Cup Series May26,2007 Kartek 300 Lucerne Valley,CA July 21, 2007 Freedom 250 Barstow,CA September IS, 2007 Lucerne Valley October 13-14, 2007 Powder Puff December 1, 2007 Toys For Tots Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MSBA MlcmGAN SPORT BuGGY AsSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWEST WINTER TRw.s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l -Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFl' TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motonpom Promo-tiom 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NoRTID!RN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. 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Volunt:eezed Serie,, PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE RO'\D LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. - 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. -9 & UNLm. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTIAWREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Counr.:y 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS RO'\D S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 A!! races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, Pusuc RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Oun.Aw SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louts, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road Cbampionabip 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 May 19 2007 June 30-J~ 1, 2007 Mudfest Weekend & Buggy Shootout July 28-29, 2007 Buggy Shootout August 18, 2007 September 29-30, 2007 Season Championship & Buggy Shootout A!! Races At Smithton Hok Racewa:y Pna!sPEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 8)5-7591 Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTRuCK 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, 1A 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMmucA NATIONAL CaAMPIONSIIlP SERIES April 20-22, 2007 Oregon Trail Rally Hillsboro, Oregon May 19-20, 2007 Olympus Rally Olympia, Washington June 2, 2007 Susquehannock Trail Rally Wellsboro, Pennsylvania July 13-14, 2007 New England Forest Rally Bethel, Maine August 24-25, 2007 Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, Minnesota September 22-23, 2007 Colorado Rally Steamboat Springs, Colorado October 2~27, 2007 Lake Superior Rally Houghton, Michigan November 9-10, 2007 TBD Rally Location, TBD ROCK CRAWLERS AssOCIATION 0FAMolCA P.O. Box 1406 Dusty Times RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT CoURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series 1ry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Trnck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Dn!oo OFF RoAD ExPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAu.Y P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., SUITE A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> June 1-3, 2007 SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, BC, MX July 19-21, 2007 SCORE Terrible's Cup Ill Select Classes-Closed Co,me Event Las Vegas, NV September 7-9, 2007 SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 Primm, NV November 12-17, 2007 SCORE Baja 1000 Baja California, MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENnrosIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-4524522 March JO-April 1, 2007 Buffalo Bill's 400 Stateline, NV May 18-19, 2007 Dusty Times Caliente 250 June 29-July 1, 2007 KC Hilites Midnight Special Eldorado Valley, NV September 28-30, 2007 South Point SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV November 9-11, 2007 Kartek Western Desert Challenge Nelson Hills, NV SONS OF TuuNoER 4 WHl!l!LERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SoUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore -(224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPO MEGA PR.ooucnoNS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING AssOCIATION & BoNNEVILLE N ATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS), CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SoUTHERN SHORT CoURSE .OFF ROAD RACING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastba:y Racewa:y, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) Lm. P.O. Box 706 ToYSFoRTOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA V ALLEY OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION (775) 224-1327 March 31 -April 1, 2007 Prairie City, CA April 28-29, 2007 Fallon 200 Fallon, NV May 2~28, 2007 Yerington 300 Yerington, NV June 23-24, 2007 Lovelock 300 Lovelock, NV September 1-3, 2007 Yerington 300 Yerington, NV October ~7, 2007 Prairie City, CA October 27-28, 2007 Halloween Party Prairie City, CA November 17, 2007 Awards Banquet To Be Announced VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLUB PRoFO. CENOVIo GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WmPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> March 24-25, 2007 TBA April 21-22, 2007 Gila Monster Gila Bend, AZ Septemberl-2,2007 The Race Heber, AZ October ~7, 2007 TBA November 3-4, 2007 TBA WISCONSIN MoroRSPORTS SHow (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FEsnvAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 Woaw SERIES OF OFF RoAD RACING P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 May 12-13, 2007 Rounds I & II Owatonna, MN May 2~27, 2007 Rounds Ill & IV Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO June 9-10, 2007 RoundsV& VI 1-96 Speedway, Lake Odessa, Ml June 23-24, 2007 Rounds VII & Vlll Forest County Potowotomi Brush Run Races Crandon, WI July 7-8, 2007 Rounds IX&X U.P. 100 Raceway Bark River, MI July 19-22, 2007 Rounds XJ & XII Pro Only Location To Be Announced August 11-12, 2007 Rounds XIII & XlV U.P. 100 Raceway Bark River, MI August 31-Septeml,er 2, 2007 Rounds XV & XVI Borg Warner World Championship Off Road Races Continued on page 63 April 2007 This is one of the most popular events in the Northeastern U.S., an area where rallying is particularly strong. The entire rally will be run in the Southern Catskill Mountains of Sullivan County, New York, approximately 90 miles from New York City. The rally will begin with Ceremonial Start in Narrowsburg at 7 p.m. on Friday and end back in Narrowsburg at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday. It will feature 20 special stages totaling approximately 100 miles, the first half on pavement, the second half on gravel. Contact: Thomas Barker, Chief Publicity Officer, at 203-229-0718 'I' ONE STAR 3000-You may have heard of the Cannonball Run, The Gumball LRally, One Lap of America, Bullrun, and The Amazing Race. The Lone Star has elements of all those events, but with some major differences: It's done at legal speeds, anyone 18 or older can enter any licensed and insured vehicle, the top prize is $50,000 won by a reverse raffle, and the charitable beneficiary is Fisher House, which provides a home away from home for families of rehabilitating servicemen and women. The Lone Star 3000 Endurance Rally is touted as ""America's Richest Endurance Rally" -with good reason. Its $105,000 cash purse is the largest for events of this type. The force behind the Lone Star 3000 is television and radio personality Bill Baker. Producer/writer/narrator/host for Ride to Adventure on the Outdoor Channel, Bill has competed in time-speed-distance and stage rallies, ridden shotgun with World Rally Champion Sandro Munari, and driven Munari's Lancia Stratos. There's little doubt that the Lone Star 3000 will be a spectacular event. A road rally for every licensed driver with a sense of adventure, the LS3K appeals to a variety of competitors. Teams of two or more will circumnavigate the state of Texas, driving approximately 3000 miles in less than 48 hours. Teams who find every checkpoint and complete the course within the allotted time will have a shot at winning a portion of the $105,000 pot, and a portion of each entry fee will go to a very worthwhile cause: ~sher House. Read more at Contact Nancy Olson at Baker Productions for more info 408-250-9506 'I' UCAS On. OPENS WORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING OFFICE -L Permanent offices for the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) have officially opened in the downtown business district of Crandon, WI. The street address for the new office is 108 N. Lake Avenue, Crandon, WI 54520. The primary telephone number is (715) 4784999. "Our new headquarters is open for business," said Tiffany Landru, business affairs manager, WSORR. "If you want to be part of the most exciting racing on the planet as either racer, fan, or sponsor, contact us at our new World Headquarters office," she said. The mailing address for the World Series of Off-Road Racing remains P.O. Box 99, Crandon, WI, 54520. Facsimile number is (715) 478-3999. "Short course off-road racing has been nurtured, raised and has blossomed in the Midwest and Crandon is the indisputable number one destination for professional off-road racers and fans in the U.S.," said Doug Davis, president & general manager, WSORR. Midwest style off-road racing had it roots in Crandon 38 years ago. The sport has grown from an amateur race through the woods of Northern Wisconsin, through three sanctioning bodies -MORA, SODA, CORR -to the present day WSORR. The World Series has already announced its web site ( and "Tour 2007" schedule with its kick-off race in Owatonna, MN, on May 19-20, 2007. The WSORR "Tour 2007" features 14 round of points racing. In addition to the Minnesota race weekend, the 2007 campaign includes two stops at Crandon Raceway, two stops at the U.P. 100 Raceway in Bark River, MI, one stop in Michigan's Lower Peninsula at I-96 Speedway near Grand Rapids, and the first professional off-road race of its type ever in Missouri at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. 'DCTURES NEEDED -An old friend had his shop broken into and the thieves C took all his tools and some pictures. He's trying to restore his picture collection. If you have some pies from the mid 70's see if you can find a root beer brown Baja bug, Class 5, from the Camel Works in Saugus/Newhall and also a Class 9 Hi-Jumper, owned by Bill Harkey, mid-engined, at Riverside in Harkey yellow. Your help would certainly be appreciated. Contact Dusty Times if you can help. Thanx SCORE VENUE CHANGE - You will read this after the fact, but, the 21st SCORE San Felipe 250 has been moved to Ensenada and renamed the SCORE Baja 250. The race will run from Ensenada to Santo Tomas on the 10th of March. Because of ongoing political issues beyond its control, SCORE International was notified by the municipal authorities of San Felipe Monday that next week's 21st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 250 could not be held there, forcing SCORE to secure a new venue. SCORE has announced that the race will start in Ensenada and fii'iish in Santo Tomas, Baja California, Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula. The race has previously been held in San Felipe, on the eastern side of the Baja California peninsula. "Due to irreconcilable differences between the city of San Felipe and one of the San Felipe Ejido land groups, the race is being moved to Ensenada", said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO and President. "SCORE deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause, however, this situation has absolutely nothing to do with past or present conduct of SCORE International. We are sincerely grateful to the city of Ensenada, Santo Tomas and the other areas along the new race course for allowing us to move this great event to another course." BITD TERIUBLES TOWN 250 -The "Silver State Series", Terrible's Town "250", will be held April 27, 28, 29, 2007, in Pahrump, Nevada, promoted by Best In The Desert Racing Association and hosted by Terrible's Town Casino. A $40,000 guaranteed total purse makes this "The Richest Off-Road Race in Nevada." NEW for the 2007 race $20,000 will be awarded to the 1st Overall Car/Truck winner. The remainder of the prize money will be distributed for class payback. This is a great opportunity to race a great course and to take home a lot of prize money! Theoretically, if you win the Terrible's Town "250" in a Ford Trick Truck you could go home with another $10,000 from Ford, for a total of over $30,000 for a great day of racing! The Terrible's Town "250" is a 250-mile loop race which will start and finish in Pahrump, Nevada, located 60 miles Northwest of Las Vegas on Highway 160. Jerry, Ed, Tim and Troy Herbst, who all love the sport of off-road racing, make a special contribution to this event by sponsoring a big after-race "Western Barbecue" celebration in the parking lot of their Terrible's Town Casino. The Awards Presentation will be held on Sunday at the Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Park. Registration, Technical Inspection and Contingency will be held Friday, April 27, 2007, from 10am to 6pm. On Saturday, the Terrible's Town "250" starts North of Pahrump and finishes at the Terrible's Town Casino right off Highway-160. The Cars and Trucks will start at approximately 8:00 am. For more information regarding the Terrible's Town "250" please contact Diane DeLauer at Best In The Desert Racing Association (702) 457-5775, fax (702) 641-2431,, Page 7

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~[RJ~~ PARK■R 425 I Past And ■accacllren Win overall BY ]UDY SMITH PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO JI"""' _________________________ ;.;,;,; __ .... ______ ...,;,;~ Mark Post and Rob_MpcCachren drove their Riviera Ford to the overall win at Parker, they had 15 minutes in hand at the Checkers. Parker, AZ: When the dust had settled at the BITD's first event of the 2007 season, the new team of Mark Post and Rob MacCachren, in Post's Ford Trick Truck, were the overall winners. While the southwest had been chilled to the bone a couple of weeks before the race, this weekend turned out com-fortingly sunny and warm, but not windy enough to clear away the dust. Parker, like California's desert areas, has had a bone-dry season, and there was no moisture in the soil at all. Huge plumes of dust rose up on course, and slowly, slowly dissipated. The course was a sprawling pinch-waist shape, covering a total of about 146 miles. The race actually started, however, on California Street, in front of the Chamber of Commerce. The racers took off on the pave-ment, but immediately turned left into the dirt, and headed out, past the Main Pit area, into old familiar territory. At about Mile 27 they'd reach Midway, or Pit #3, where the course pinched in and met the in-bound part, or Mile 91. This makes it a good place for pits, because they can do double duty. Some use it for a driver change also, although the Main Pits, being only feet off of Cali-fornia Street, are also conve-nient to get to. The course then zig-zagged out to Mile 67, the furthest point east, before mak-ing its way back to Midway and then the Main Pits. When a driver got back to the Main Pit and "Python" area, he found himself faced with a sort of fig-ure-eight inside a figure-eight. The "short course", or "Py-thon", was an intricate maze of dusty trail that flew over jumps, slid around embankments, and chugged through whoops, add-ing about nine miles to the to-tal length of the course. All along the outside of it were miles of pits, stretching almost over into town it seems. Most of the dasses would be required to run three laps, but some ran only two. The finish line was not on the course, but was reached by making a right tum at about Mile 134,~ and driving about three miles to the finish, right on the river, and just east of the Blue Water. The racers' crew and curious specta-tors couldn't see who was com-ing into the finish, and had to wait up in the Casino's parking lot to see who it was. It was possible, at least, to watch the progress of the finish-ers in the casino's lounge, on the Iritrack screen. So a crew could get a good idea when their racer was due, as long as the car was equipped with the tracking hardware. Most of the vehicles running in this event were on the lritrack program. There were 213 starters for the event, 33 more than last year, with the major part of the increase apparently coming in the revitalized JeepSpeed classes. The Time Trials deter-mined the start order of the 20 fastest vehicles, and that put Garron Cadiente, in a Ford Trick Truck, at the front of the pack. Rob MacCachren in Mark Post's Ford, qualified second, and started a minute back. The top 20 all started a minute apart, then the time closed up to 30 seconds apart, and to-wards the end they closed up even more, so that the last bunch of starters went off at 15 second intervals. In the Trick Truck division Cadiente hustled out in front, happy to be in clean air, while MacCachren, fighting his dust, thought to himself, "Whoa, I really should have qualified first!" But then Cadiente sud-Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner drove their Tatum to a very nice second overall, first in Class 1 at the Parker Festivities. denly pulled over with a "blown up" wheel, and sud-denly MacCachren was first on the road. He was having a clean run, but at Mile 108, about 38 miles before the end of the lap, Jeff Geiser, in Ron Whitton's Ford, was on the same minute with him, and they were only a minute ahead of Cadiente. Kory Scheeler ran fourth in his C hevrolet. But then Scheeler was done for the day a short distance later when he broke a lower spindle and bolt. MacCachren held his first-on-the-road position to the Midway check, and there he got out and Post climbed in. They were firmly in the lead when they got around to Mile 108, with a half hour on Steve Olliges in a Ford, and Pete Sohren, in another Ford. Sohren had lost a cam sensor early on the first lap, but he'd had a spare with him. Olliges and Sohren were tied for third, and now Geiser was fourth, about 25 minutes later. What looked like a long lead for Post began to feel none too secure, because he found him-self threading his way through lapped VW powered cars and J eepSpeeds, which all had con-s idera b I y slower top speeds than he did. Geiser, in Whitton's truck, hit a big tree, and one of its branches took out his steering. His damage was repairable, but Robby Gor-don had fallen out after look-ing very good early in the first lap, then repairing something and going on, only to fall out completely on the second lap. His Ford had raced at Laughlin, so there'd been time only for a hurried prep job, as Robby was finishing and flying back from the Dakar rally. The Scaroni brothers, Matt and David, were also out on the first lap. Post said it had been 12 years since he'd raced at Parker and his GPS quit working soon af-ter he got into the truck. He is one of those who thinks of the Parker race with nostalgia, be-cause his dad, Carl, used to take him to watch the races when he was a teenager. As he carefully threaded his way through the slower traffic, he held on to his lead, and arrived at the finish line first. He and MacCachren were the overall winners, with a time of 7:34:27. Behind him, O lliges and his partner, Wayne Lugo, were running "a little un-der 100%", to be sure to get to the finish. They were second in the Trick Truck class. Olliges and MacCachren now friendly competitors, had been team-mates in the small truck class, winning many times as partners. Sohren was another minute and four seconds back, with a bro-ken exhaust, and reporting one flat tire. He was third. In fourth it was Whitton and Geiser, Whittoo driving the final lap af-ter repairs had been made to the steering. Chris Robinson and his son, Michael, shared the driving in their Chevrolet to fin-ish fifth, saying they'd had "early problems", and a broken front shock coil that had cost 40 minutes. At the end they were totally without brakes. Cadiente, who'd dealt with the broken wheel, had later lost his third member. He said then he "just tried to get a finish." He was sixth with a time of 11:00:30. And behind him it was Jesse Jones, hoping to have a better year in 2007 than he had in '06 with his Ford. Early in the day he'd lost a fan belt and it took out a power steering line. Then his crew had replaced his transmission twice, and a mile and a half before the fin-ish his torque converter had ex-ploded and he'd had a fire. He had been trying to tow another racer at the ti me. Larry Job raced his Jimco for the first time at Parker, he took the Class 10 win with about half an hour in hand at the checkers. First to finish in Pro Truck was Rick Johnson, he's seen here hustling to the checkered flag in his Toyota. Seven minutes behind Jones• it was Brad Gallard of Australia and Rick Geiser in a Ford. But this truck had right-hand drive, since it had been built to go rac-ing in Australia. Gallard, who will race it at home, came to check it out, and Rick Geiser, who built it, convinced him to give it a test run at Parker. Said Gallard, "That's like a half of our whole season!" He also noted that they don't have rocks that go on for ·miles in the Aus-tralian events nor are their courses so rough. Geiser drove two laps with Gallard riding, since he hadn't done the pre-run, and then he took over for Pages April 2007 Dusty Times

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Steve Jangaard had a solo race, he hustled his HMS to a second Al Hogan was the second place finisher in the Pro Truck fracas, he Jeff and John Kawell had a good race, they finished second in Class place finish in the Class 1 competition, third overall. was 10 minutes in arrears in his Ford when the checkers flew. 10 in their Raceco, seen here racing the dust. the final lap. Bucky Strunk was some folks: Danny and Dale third it was Halopoff's cousin, tire, which he'd flattened on a motor. He had dual idler wheels the final Trick Truck finisher, Ebberts and their dad, Tom, Harley Letner, who'd taken rock. He was 17 minutes back on the car, and while it was bet-in ninth place, in his Chevrolet, were out before getting any dis-over halfway through the sec-in second place. In third it was ter, it still wasn't good. The which was missing its entire tance at all, as were Bruckmann ond lap, th~n James was fourth, Nathan and Brandon Melton. steering was bad under hard front fiberglass His time was and Cuffaro, and Scott having some problem with nar-Nathan had started and he'd braking and sharp faced bumps·, 11:52:54. Schovajsa, who'd been ninth row bottlenecks, and scarocl been car sick on the first lap, but not difficult on graded In Class 1500, the top quali-quickest in this class in the he'd get stuck. Jangaard was so when it was time for him to roads. He lost 30 minutes when fier had been John Herder in qualifying. But at the front of fifth still, and there were several get back in on the third lap, he his motor died on the second his new two seat Chevy powered the pack the lead was in drivers close behind who'd step really wanted Uncle Steve to get lap, and then it died a couple Jimco. There were 40 starters in Herder's hands, although he up if the leaders had trouble. in and drive, but Steve wasn't more times, but he learned to the class for this event, includ-had only two minutes on Kory Which is what they did. sikned on, so Nathan had to do bang on the plugs and wires and ing some surprises. Brian Jef-Halopoff in his Chevy Tatum. Herder thinks he lost a crank it. he lost the ignition on his it would fire up again. He was frey, perennial 1600 racer was Then there was a three-way tie trigger sensor, and he was out Jimco for a few minutes, but got 15 minutes behind the James running with Dan Mills, and between Steve Croll in his Por-on the third lap. Croll, whose things fixed in time so finished brothers. his weekend had got off to less ter Ford, Todd Romano in a co-driver was Darren Ebberts, third in Class 1500, and fourth In sixth place it was Mike than a sterling start when he Tatum and Steve Jangaard in an lost a fuel pump, and broke a overall. Bilek and Vince Galewick, in a rolled the HMS during the HMS. Sixth place belonged to front A-arm. Letner moved up In fourth it was Kevin and Porter.ThiswasGalewick'sfirst Time Trials. Also trying Class Kevin James in his Jimco, and to the lead. His car had a 34 Michael James. Michael, who time actually driving, although 1500 for the first time was lim-he was just seven minutes be-gallon fuel cell, and they were did Lap 3, said he'd had a "lot he's been navigator in the past. ited class driver Vic hind the lead car. using 80 gallons of fuel each of dust, and a Lot of fun", and Brothers-in-law, Tim Bruckmann, who was sharing Herder, who had been the lap, so he was making a lot of he'd been stuck in third gear. McDonnell and Pete Oliver, in the driving with Todd Cuffaro sixth car to start, ran second on fuel stops. He was also having They were just four minutes be- a new Penhall, were seventh. in a Porter. Dave Bonner, more the road behind MacCachren, his crew work on his c.v. boots hind the Meltons. In fifth it was McDonnell and his dad raced usually seen in a Class 5 car, and continued to lead through at every pit. Still, they hung Chuck Hovey in his new Jimco. here as a team many years ago was teamed with Vince Dejong Mile 108 of the second lap, but onto their lead, and took the He's still trying to solve a power and were happy to be back. in his Dejong, which looks like was reported to be "misfiring". win, reporting no flat tires all steering problem which appar-Eighth went to Joe Myers and a giant Manx. Still, he had 13 minutes on day. Jangaard, who drove all the ently stems from having his Damen Jefferies in a HMS, and Things went wrong early for Croll who was now second. In way, finished with no left rear pump on the wrong side of the Continued next page 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 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!26 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH RD• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM April 2007 Page 9

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Nie and Kevin Lyon raced to a nice second place finish in Class In spite of running out of gas, Barry Karakas managed a fine second The combination of Shaw/Foddrill/Dahmen/Babcock was only able 1600 in their VW, they're seen here headin' for the checkers. place finish in Class 7200, seen here at speed in his Toyota. to grab a second place finish in Class in their VW. ;..;;;;;;:;;:====;:;;;;;===;,.,,,;;;;;;;;';;;;;;;;;;;;;;:;;;;;;;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;"";;;;' .. ;;;;;;---'--m-a-n~y----, -:m~a-n~y----m----i lre-s:--:-i-:n--;,P,:a-rTk-:e-r }~ events. Too bad they didn't fin .. :, ish. Also out early were the Curt LeDuc, with sons Todd and Kyle drove their Ford to a nice first place finish in the Class 8000 contest, seen here at speed. Steve Gresham drove his Foddrill to the Class 1100 win at Parker, he's seen here just going airborne, heading for the finish. Gerber/Blakely team, and Dale and Mile Dondel. But at the front of the pack it was Larry Job in a Jimco he'd only re-cently bought. This was his first time racing it and he was four minutes up on Bruce and Scott Mills and Randy Miller, in an-other Jimco. In third it was Scott Martenson and Andy Kisner in a Tatum, and then Chad Gummings and Travis Howard were tied for fifth with Jeff and John Kawell who were in a Raceco that was really a SCORE Lite, and thus, some-what down on power and short of suspension. Brian Freemal was sixth, and he was 11 min-utes behind the lead car. Lee Patten was ninth, in a Penhall, and reported that he'd pitched a belt and been stuck. Kirk Kontilis was tenth. He'd stopped when Kevin Colan crashed hard and helped him out of his car, losing a couple of positions in the doing. He'd also been stuck in a wash for a few minutes, behind some JeepSpeeds and stock trucks, and then he finished on five cyl-inders. Kontilis is another of those who raced at Parker many years ago. Tom Gilchriese, driv-ing an HMS that wasn't com-pleted until Thursday before the race, finished 11th. He'd rolled the car at Mile 70, but landed on its wheels and went on, with no serious damage. He flattened one tire, but didn't know it 'til he crossed the fin-ish line and Casey Folks, Presi-dent of BITD, pointed it out. Randy and Ron Wilson finished 12th in their Jimco, after some serious electrical trouble that their ace crew chief, Mike Stapleton, diagnosed over the radio for them. ln 13th it was Lloyd Sproule and Tim Scalzo in an Aceco that had been stuck along with about eight other cars about a mile and a half be-fore the finish line. Billy Robertson and Michael Duenas, in a Penhall, had elec-trical problems and had only third gear for the final two laps, but finished 14th, followed in by Shawn Croll in his Porter Ford. He'd got the car up on its side early in the day and lost an hour and then tossed some belts and had to replace his steering rack. In 16th it was Sam Berri, in his Chevy Jimco. He'd replaced his motor the day before the race, after losing it during the Time Trial, then he'd lost his clutch on the first lap and had it replaced, and late in the day he lost a fuel pump. Seventeenth place went to Steve Croll, Shawn's brother, and Darren Ebberts, who teamed in another Porter Ford. They had Page 10 broken a front A-arm, and dropped from second place to being the final finisher, with a time of 13: 13:30. The Protrucks went off the line next, at 30 second inter-vals, and there were 15 of them. As always, they had a close race and their finish ratio was ter-rific. All but one of them made it through the first lap, and that one was Mike Childress in James Wasson's Chevrolet. Be-fore he'd gone more than three miles he was enveloped in a cloud of dust, and got a bit off course. When he tried to navi-gate back on with the OPS, he drove off a 20 foot embank-ment, landing nose down, very hard. That ended the truck's day, and bruised Childress' chest and banged up one leg a bit. But the rest of the trucks went on, with Alan Levinson, in a Ford, leading. He was five minutes up on Brian Coates in Dave Creagan's Chevy, who was tied with Ryan and Steven Staats in their Ford. In fifth it was another tie, a minute later, between Tavo Vildosola in his Toyota, and Rick L. Johnson in his Toyota. Dave Westhem, who retired from racing a few years back, emerged from retirement to drive with Tony McCormack in his Ford this time, but they fell by the wayside on Lap 2. Levinson moved into the lead, even after a broken shock, and had four minutes on Johnson, and his co-driver, Dane Cardone. In third it was now Al Hogan, in a Ford, and Coates was fourth followed by the Staats team, just a minute later. Johnson called Parker a "tough race, good race", and even though he lost his brakes about 20 miles before the fin-ish line, he moved up to take the win, finishing on a flat tire. Hogan, who had a "couple" of flats, was second, ten minutes later and followed in by Creagan, who took over for Coates. He was dealing with a bag ignition. In fourth it was Rob Reinertson and Rick D. Johnson in their Ford. They'd had an early flat, some small problems, and had to clean their air cleaner. Fifth place went to Rich and Jason Yoss, who'd broken a brake line and a coil over early in the day, then lost their Ford's muffler near the end. Mike Grover was sixth in a Ford, saying he'd had three or four flats. He'd been one of the first to report that big jam The Waszkiewicz/Steenburgen duo took the win in the 1600 fracas, seen here leading the dust in their R&E Fab car. April 2007 up about a mile and a half be-fore the finish. He said, "We went through the bushes to get around!" Levinson, who'd led almost to the end, had been one of the stuck ones. He said he "couldn't see, so I slowed down and that was the end of it!" He was seventh. In eighth it was Gustavo Vildosola and Bryan Freeman, who'd had a couple of flats, and had to keep adding water to cool the motor so they could make it to the finish. Ninth place went to Joe Bednar and George Peters in a Chevy . . They'd lost their brakes and broken a shock. Tenth was Cody Swanty in a Dodge, who said he'd had a "very fun day". Mike Blanks, Brad Wilkinson and Bill Driggs had lost a shock reservoir on Lap 1 on their Ford and run without it for the rest of the race. They finished 11th. Twelfth went to Wade Kelson and Todd Bogh, whose time was 15:35:05, and they were the final Protruck in. Class 1000 went off the line next, with an astonishing 27 en-tries. Eight of them bombed out on the first lap including the team of Ed Beard and Ron Dalke, in a Beard. Ed, at 69, was the elder statesman of the class, and one who has raced This class was having a very dusty time of it, having started in the middle of the pack more or less, and only 30 seconds apart. There wasn't enough wind to help, either. On the sec-ond lap the lead was still in Job's hands. Now he had 12 minutes on Martenson and Kisner.and Mills and Miller were gone. The Kawell team was third, and Mike Thurlow and Rick Ellison were up to fourth in their new Chenowth. Kevin and Caleb Derby were fifth in a Chaparral. It was still close, with a lot of racers pushing hard behind them. Job had a good day, and stayed in front all the way to take the win. He had a cushion of 26 minutes on the Kawells who finished second in their two seater. They brought a bit of history to the race with them, in the person of their dad, Skip, who used to race many, many years ago. In third place it was Thurlow and Ellison who'd had just one flat, and were happy with the new car. Twenty-five minutes later it was the Derbys, and behind them the Jimenez brothers, Alejandro, Eduardo Continued next page Dan and Bradley Bolton get a bit of a kick in their Ford, they took the win in Class 7200 with 15 minutes in hand at the finish. Dusty Times

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Nathan and Brandon Melton had a few problems but they soldiered Erik Earnest and Todd Jergensen drove their Class 5 to a second The Sunder/ands spent a long time on the course but they still got a on and took the bronze medal in the class 1 battle at Parker in their place finish at Parker, seen here heading for the flag. second place finish in Class 4100 in their Ford SUV.J _,_·m_c_o...,.. ---,---,----,-----------,---,-----,---,----and Ricardo, and David Bost, emy Aikins and Addam Richard and John Maddox and took the win for the family. Jergensen in for the final lap in all of Buckeye. They'd broken a Templeton were 11th in a Lowell Arnold ran third in an-They were a half hour in front his car, and they took second shock and lost the rear brakes Tatum, and they'd lost a lot of other Ford, about 14 minutes of Shoaff, who was second. place, reporting a couple of c.v. of their Metal Worx car, and time with a broken shock. later. Kellogg and Woodruff never problems. No one else finished. were in fifth place. In sixth it Twelfth went to Brian Freemal On the second lap they lost did make it in. The 7200 trucks were next to was Erick Jacobs, in a and Glen Hanson who said the the Arnold truck, and LeDuc's There were six Class 5000 leave, with 15 starters, of which Sandwinder, driving his first course "reminds me of San son, Kyle, took over and built cars running at Parker. These 14 were Fords and one a Toyota. big race, and happy to finish. Felipe". And lucky 13, the fina"l his lead to 27 minutes. It was are the Unlimited Baja Bugs. The first one out was Bill Seventh went to Bryan Folks finisher, was the team of Steve still Shoaff in second place. The first one to fall out was the Masche's Ford, which was and Bret Gustin, in a Penhall. Brown, Randy and Travis Mike Kellogg and John Woo-highly qualified team of Mike brand new, having been com-They said they had some "is-Knutson and Butch Anderson. druff, in another Ford were and Neal Grabowski and Roy pleted in three weeks' time. He sues". In eighth it was Corey Their time was 14:41:08. third, but they'd had some di-Dehban, which got only a very didn't make it to the first check. Keysar in a Jimco who said he'd The Class 8000 trucks were saster of massive proportions short way into the first lap. At the end of the lap the lead been fighting his transmission next to take off and there were apparently, and were eight and Shad Kennedy put his bug into belonged to Larry Roeseler, in all day, and had only second seven of them. John a half hours down already. the lead, with eight minutes on Mike Ruane's Ford, and he'd and third gears for the last lap. Melsheimer and his Chevy were Todd LeDuc took over the Jim Varshay, who was three had some work done on an oil Ninth place went to David out before they got to the check family truck for the last lap, and minutes in front of Erik Ear-pump problem, but still had two Sexson and Donnie Walton in at Mile 67, and then Scott he ran out of gas about ten nest. minutes on Kelly and John and a Penhall, and they'd had five Barnett and his Ford were out miles before the finish. He got On the second lap Varshay Duane McNeil and Brendan flats. In tenth it was Don before Mile 108. But Curt some from somewhere, but felloutandsodidtheteamof Mills.ThenJohnBakerwastied Emmons, Ruben Arzate and LeDuc had his Ford in the lead from that point on the truck A.J. Martin (who used to navi-for fourth with Barry Karakas Juan Araiza in a LaCore. They'd at Mile 108, with 12 minutes on didn't run right. Still he got to gate for the Herbst brothers), in the lone Toyota, about nine run out of gas. Lonny Hart, Jer-Mark Shoaff in another Ford. the finish line in first place, and Ralph Salazar, a-nd Tom and minutes back. And in fifth it Steve Martin (another pair of was Bill and John Manfroy, an-long-ago racers). Kennedy put other 13 minutes back. Two Dan Akin in for the second half more trucks fell out late in the of the race in his car, and they first lap: Dennis Standrod and led by over two hours at the end Gary Dixon were both reduced of the second lap. Earnest was still second, and Steve Griffith and Jeff Digby, Mark Digby and to spectator status. ew Products New Products New IP'rodu• D-anny Webb ran third, another hour down. On the second lap L.R. con-tinued to lead, and he had five minutes on Karakas who'd moved up to second place. Daniel and Bradley Bolton were now third, about 11 minutes further back, and Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell were 3DDMH34 CVBTAR111B NO MORE Spline Wear! 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Pete Sohren had a lot of problems on his run but he managed to Dave Creagan and Brian Coats had a few problems but they kept on Rick Ellison and Mike Thurlow were the third place finishers in Class salvage a third place finish in his Geister-Ford Trick Truck. pushin' and took third in the Pro Truck ranks in their Chevy. 10, seen here in their great looking Chenowth. fourth another 24 minutes McNeil family was fourth in dropped ou_t on this lap, after the final finisher, in a Ford, utes behind them in a brand back. They'd been hit and their three seater, reporting some kind of problem that with a time of 16:24:07. new car. stuck. Another seven trucks had that they'd done some welding started early on the first lap. The next class to start were Scarla and Holder continued dropped out of the race, leav-but had no flats. And in fifth, Hall kept moving right the Class 1100 cars, which are to lead through the second lap, ing only seven running. One of and last finisher in this class, it along, stopping for nothing but YW based buggies (same as the with Hernandez, Gresham and the dropouts was another bit of was Chuck Brechin and Buster fuel, and finished the day with SCORE Lite cars in SCORE Catron now 11 minutes behind early off road history, in the Harling with a time of 15: 17. the win. Merritt, who said his events). There w·ere four of them, and Shaw and his group person of Sandy Cone, who, as Class 8100, the Stock Full "pits did a lot of work today", them and the BITD closed up another 13 minutes down. a very young adult started rac- Size Trucks, went off the line was second, 14 minutes later. In the start interval, and started Scarla and Holder faded ing in NORRA events. He's next, with nine entries. All of third it was Mike Alden and these guys only 15 seconds away on the third lap and been out of racing for a while, them got most of the way Robby Woolworth, in another apart, guaranteeing them more Gresham, Hernandez and but has been a major player as around the first lap, but then Ford. They'd had a couple flats dust than the earlier classes. Jeff Catron moved up to win, re-a manufacturer. Larry Tunnell, a Parker resident and reported that the last lap Moore, in his MT chassis, was porting that they'd had no flat Roeseler continued to lead, who drives a Chevy, came to was "way rougher than the oth-out of the race in the morning. tires. Shaw, Foddrill, Dahmen and when he got to the third grief before he got all the way ers". Scott and Brandon and The rest had a pretty close race and Babcock were second, an check on the third lap he had around. At least he didn't have Hugh Dunlap and Brandon going, with Robert Scarla and hour and 40 minutes later. 22 minutes on the Boltons, far to go to get home. Chad Eimerman, all from the local Del Holder in front by nine They must have had a late di-who'd moved up to second. Hall put his Hummer into the area, in a Ford, were fifth, re-minutes, chased by Steve saster, because at the third Karakas, who'd been dueling lead, with only one minute on porting they'd had to weld up Gresham, Henry Hernandez check on the last lap they'd ac-closely with Roeseler, passing Randy Merritt, another Parker their front end on the first lap, and Matt Catron, in a Foddrill. tually been leading by three and re-passing, had lost time resident, in a Ford. In third it and broke a spring on the sec-They had To m Shaw, Casey minutes. when he ran out of gas, and had was Kreg Donahoe in his Die-ond lap. They said "It's been a Dahmen, Alex Babcock and The 1600 buggies started to borrow some from Greg sel Ford, another seven minutes long haul". Dave Morrison was Danny Foddrill only five min-Continued next page Foutz, who'd broken down. back. These drivers were having Karakas was now third. But a really dusty morning. then disaster struck Roeseler, On the second lap, Hall when his crank broke about 20 dropped to second, as Merritt, miles before the finish. He was who'd had a long pit for replac-done. The Boltons, who re-ing a rear end, moved into the ported that they were running lead. Hall said his suspension on the same tires they'd used was "a little spongy", and he ran for the Vegas to Reno run last about 13 minutes back. In third year, took the win. Karakas fin-it was Donahoe who had a ished 15 minutes later in sec-"little issue" with overheating, ond, and Zaiden and Campbell and had a top end of 60 miles were third, limping in with per hour. He was about a half their motor cutting out. The hour behind Hall. Greg Fo"utz Also driving a Hummer, Chad Hall drove to the Class 8100 victory, he's seen here just lifting off out of the dust. Mike Falkosky had a long day, fourteen and a half hours but it was worth it, he took the Class 3100 win in his neat looking Ford. Dusty Times . ileble ·fol" .all inepec~ _ _, .. .. ' .. + ' dete ~cti\Jlsitio Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 1217 N. Patt Street Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 April 2007 High-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Meters Lightweight, etend-elone system works with ell engines and alternete fuels -cerbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know exsct/y what their engine is doing. No flashing lights - Just the fects .•. Nsll It: t:o t!I number! _,,,..p----.,.. ,,..,.~~<~-=~, IV1□T□~SPO,_f;tT ELECT~□NICS ""8 -re rns~,. connt!!ICtFons .•. Page 13

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The Jamie Meyer/0 'Brie!]IPhelps trio kept it all together and finished Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell drove their Ford to a third place a decent third place in the Class 2000 battle. finish in the hotly contested Class 7200 battle. Kreg Donahoe drove his Diesel powered Ford to a third place finish in the Class 8100 contest, seen here at speed. next, also just 15 seconds apart, the win. They said their only at about Mile 3, and Ben and with 13 entries. Two of them problem had been a light that Seth Williams had a major prob-fell out very early in the first fell off, and they described the lem early in the day, got towed lap, and all the rest made it course as "brutal". The Lyons in, and after extensive repairs through the first three checks, team was second, only three wanted to go back out, but the with Ryan Chamberlain and minutes and 30 seconds later, officials didn't think they could Justin Barnes, Jimco, in front followed in by the team of Brent get a finish in the time left, and by seven minutes. Rick and Jamie Meyer, James apparently discouraged the ef-Waszkiewicz and Kirk O'Brien and John Phelps in an fort. Wayne DeMonja, last year's Steenburgen were second in unknown made car, who were points winner, was also out on their R & E Fab chassis, while an hour and some behind them. the first lap, a rare occurrence Nie and Kevin Lyon ran third, Then, just five minutes later it for him. The team of Erin Wahl, four minutes later. They said was Stairs and Tapert, whose Greg Gilbert and Amanda this was their first Parker 425 torsion bars had been bottom-Dunagun had the lead at the end with their own car. ing. And Stairs had run 30 of the first lap, with 14 minutes Waszkiewicz and miles on a flat without know-on Tyler Henn in his Ford. Steve Steenburgen were tied with ing it. They were fourth, and Covey ran third in another Ford. Chamberlain and Barnes for followed in by Tony Modica, At the end of the second lap the lead at the end of the sec-who'd rolled his car on the sec-the Henn truck was in front. ond lap, and the Lyons were ond lap and lost about a half Brothers Blake and Tyler were still third, 14 minutes back. hour. Rudy Arzate was sixth in sharing the driving. They'd Gary Stairs and Ken Tapert, in a Mirage. He'd di covered that come to the race planning to a Moulton, were fourth, nine a wheel had come off when he concentrate on finishing and minutes later. The car had been saw it pass him on the second suddenly found themselves newly painted, and Tapert was lap. In seventh, and the final leading. Now Covey and his feeling guilty because practi-finisher, it was Amy Perez, An-team were second, a half hour cally the first thing he'd done drew Megaw, Rick Graf, and behind them and over an hour was to run in under a stopped Lee Banning, in a Chenowth, further back Aaron and Ian truck in the dust and cleaned driving in their first BITD Dixon were third in their Ford. off the lights, doing the paint event. They were only three All the rest were broken down. no good either. minutes behind sixth. The Henns had an unevent-On the last lap Chamber-There were eight of the Class fut day, and held thoir lead to lain/Barnes car disappeared, 7100 trucks and this class found earn the victory. Covey got part and Waszkiewicz and it hard to get to the finish line. way through the final lap and Steenburgen went on to take Miguel Alvarado lost his motor fell on hard times, while the EVAN EVANS RACING HELP WANTED Novv HIRING MUST _HAVE RACING FABRICATION AND MACHINE SHOP EXPERIENCE HAVE YOUR OWN TOOLS AND BE WILLING TO TRAVEL CALL 951-780-7171 EVAN EVANS RACING INC. 17265 RAANCHERO ROAD RIVERSIDE, CA 92504 Page 14 April 2007 Blake and Tyler Henn were the big winners in the Class 7100 race, they're seen here piloting their Ford to the class win. Dixons moved along steadily to take second place an hour be-hind the winning truck. No one else finished. In the big SUV class (4100), there were just three entries: the Hummer of Josh Hall and the Ford of the Sunderland fam-ily and the team of Marc Stein, Mike McComas, Travis Walser and Chris Tartar. Hall led from early in the first lap, and had an hour and a half on John R. Sunderland, at the end of the lap. Stein et al were another two-laps-plus behind, after be-ing hit. They lost their panhard bar and some shocks and had to have some welding done. Hall made a fuel stop and a sharp-eyed pit person noticed that he'd lost a rear differential cover bolt, so they had him stop to replace it. He kept motoring along with no problems, not even any flats, and was still in front at the end of the second lap, with the Sunderlands still in second. Hall's Hummer had no prob-lems and he took the win by about two and a half hours. He said "That's the roughest 400 miles I've ever been on in my life!" The Sunderlands were down to just two wheel drive for the last two laps, a distinct dis-advantage, but still managed to finish in just a hair over 14 hours, for second place. Stein, McComas, Walser and Tartar ran out of steam before they got their last lap done, and didn't get a finish. Class 7300 left the line next, with five entries, all Fords. The team of Jerry, Kevin, Lance and Leslie Fisher was out before get-ting very far into the first lap. But Carl Fitts and Tom McDonald were having a good race with Mike McCarthy and David Carranza who were just one minute behind them. Ron and Robert Isaacson ran third, but they were already three hours down. At the end of the second lap the Fitts/McDonald truck had 13 minutes on McCarthy and Carranza, and the lsaacsons were gone. It was a two truck race through the first check of the third lap, and then McCarthy and Carranza ran out of gas. They sent someone to hike for fuel, but it took so long they were effectively out of time, leaving Fitts and McDonald to take the win, with a time of 16:03. The Class 3100 vehicles (small SUVs) were next off the line, with an entry of five. They Carl Fitts and Tom McDonald had a good day, they drove their Ford to the Class 7300 win, seen here just at launch time. Dusty Times 11

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Youngster Ray Griffith drove all the way, dad in the right seat, they took the gold in Class 1700, seen here in their Jeep. Mike Barnett drove his Jeep to the Class 3700 win, he's seen here hustling his truck to the checkered flag. Richard and Alan Blunk, along with Larry Trim took the win in the Class 1800 contest, seen here in their good looking Ford. ally long day". Their time was 14:11:45. the front it was C harlie Philpot, Jr. and Sr., in a two seat Bunderson with an 1835cc VW motor. They had a half hour on the second place vehicle, a Ford truck driven by Richard and Alan Blunk and Larry Trim. Over an hour behind them ran Jason Morgan, Brian Crispin, Aaron Ada and Eddie Frias, in a Moab Pre-runner, and in fourth it was John and James Nightingale in a VW powered car. Winning the Throw The Dust contest, Mark Shoaff had to settle for the silver medal in Class 8, seen here in his Ford truck. even any flats, and won by a margin of 34 minutes. In sec-ond it was Jeff Jordan, Russell Page and Al Gossett who said it was their first race "after about 24 years". They had to be pushed up onto the interview "mesa". They were less than three minutes in front of.third place Michael Shaffer and Bob Standage. They'd lost their ex-haust. They'd stopped when it broke to try to make it off, be-cause they said "it was like draggin' an anchor". But they couldn't get it loose, so just had to drive that way until it fell off its own accord. In fourth it was Keith Marion and Toby Brooks, who had motor problems all day, and a big rear end leak at Another two lap class was the limited Baja Bugs, of which there were two. Joshua Gilliam, Brent Gilliam and Josh Jenkins somehow talked Dick McCool into helping them drive their car here. McCool is another long time racer who remembers the early Parker events. Problem was, he always preferred the California side, so he'd never driven on the Arizona side. The team of Bill Skaggs, Adam Warner and Dennis Blake, all from Parker, broke midway through the first lap while run-ning second. The Gilliams, Jenkins and McCool went on, and then McCool, trying to take "a short-cut" around some stuck ve-hicles, rolled the car about five miles before getting to the fin-ish. He said it was the second time he'd rolled in 33 years. There were people to help and they got him back on his wheels, but he lost about a half hour. Still, they took the win, with a time of nine hours and 19 minutes. The Blunks and Trim moved into the lead when the Philpots lost third gear. They took the win, reporting they'd had a "great ride", and had been stuck a couple of times. The Phil pots, who were both in the car the full time, simply switching seats occasionally, finished an hour and 47 minutes behind them in second. Another hour and ten minutes later it was the Mor-gan, Crispin, Ada, Frias team. Jason Morgan, who finished, was driving his first race ever and he declared it had been "a Ii ttle challenging". The Night-ingales were fourth, the final finishers, with a time of 15:51:54. A long day. all made it through the early part of the first lap, but Barry Laney and Bart Pierce, in a Ford, dropped out before Mile 67. Then Jerry and Jesse Herling and Frank Greenwood went out before getting to Mile 108, laving just three contend-ers. Of those, Rod Hall had the lead in his Hummer H3, with 14 minutes on Mike Falkosky in his Ford. On the second lap they ran close for a while, but then Hall lost about ah hour, with some problem, and by the end of the lap, Falkosky had a lead of an hour and 22 minutes. Dave and Daryl Blakely and Robert Pinion had also dropped out by now. Hall didn't make it into the third lap, some mysterious elec-trical something bringing his drive to an end. Falkosky went on to take the win, with a time of 14:21. He is also a long-time Parker racer, recalling that he first raced here in '83 or '84, and he says he has the "longest consecutive run of second places at Parker." He had no serious problems this time, be-yond the fact that he forgot to uncoil the line from his exter-nal catheter from where he had it neatly tucked in the bottom of his driving suit pants leg. There was a mess of two lap vehicles racing also, most of them Jeeps of one sort or an-other. The JeepSpeed classes have been reorganized some-how, and the result was a huge entry. One class, called the "Currie Cup" entries, was for those that have been modified. Highly modified, in most cases. There were four of them, and two of them came to an early end. Garth, Tammy and Tyson Sweetland were in one of them, and Jon Krellwitz, Matt McCallum and Jason Denardo were the other team. Early on Lap 1, there was a traffic jam and one of the Jeeps managed to stop and the other didn't. It put them both out, although Dusty Times fortunately, no one was injured. the finish. Bryan Dodge and There just wasn't time for re-Brian Hansen were fifth, while pairs to be made. Jim and James Hunt, relative The other two teams sailed veterans in the class, finished on, with Mike Barnett in front sixth. In seventh it was another by about 25 minutes, followed long time JeepSpeeder, Steve by Bob and Justin Mamer, Jor-· Ghamari, Jeff Barber and John clan Smith and John Ross Ke lty, who said it was "rough, Johnson, all of whom used to but a good race - we had fun". race in a regular JeepSpeed ve-Eighth went to Shane hicle and do very well. This Connelly, Bryan Burgess and wasn't their day. Ultimately, af-Scott Fetzer, and ninth place ter both of them got most of the was taken by the Lee/Lee/ way through the second lap, the Abbott team, which had been Mamer/Smith/Johnson team sixth. They said they'd had a fell out, and Barnett went on, bad fuel pump for the final 80 looking like a refugee from an miles. James Williams and Tho-accident, to take the win, with mas Kirk and Dan and John a two lap time of 7:58:08. Fresh were tenth. They'd been The regular JeepSpeed, 28 of one of the stuck trucks about them, had mixed success. Four a mile and a half before the fin-of them dropped out before the ish line. A BITD official had first check, and another three eventually pulled them out of fell out without completing the their "stuck". There were 11 Sportsman en-tries, everything from snazzy looking open wheel cars, to nearly stock trucks. Four of them disappeared on the first lap and three more went out before getting far into Lap 2. At As always, the Parker 425 gave the Best In The Desert a great start for their season. Now they look forward to the "Terrible's Town 250", in Pahrump on the last week-end of April. lil-~~1,-,~ In spite of changing a rear end, Randy Merritt soldiered on and took a fine second place in Class 8100 in his Ford. first 108 miles. At the end of John Coleman, Dave Ahles the first lap the lead belonged and Alvin Dimalanta were 11th, to Jim Cope and Sabatano and Jason Lafortune, Karl Frank, who had a minute on Armbrust and Jason Rivera fin-Ray and Todd Griffith. In third ished 12th, slowed when their it was Jeff Jordan and Russell harmonic balancer went out. In Page and Al Gossett, five min-13th it was Lance Clifford and utes back, and followed by Erik Linker, who'd been hit Michael Shaffer and Bob hard in the rear and 14th went Standage who were only three to Eric Filar. Tom and Thomas minutes behind them. Another Barnett and Dave Rice were seven minutes down it was 15th, and the last finisher was Ricky and Allen Lee and Ryan the team of Eric Heiden, Joshua Abbott. This may not have been Reiter, Ron Daniels and Mark the speediest racing out there, Linder, who said they'd had but when there are "problem after problem - a re-within 15 minutes =~-~~---------'---------~~= of one another, it's good racing. Cope and Frank dnf'd in the next section, and one other team broke on the second lap, but 16 of them fin-ished, giving them better than 50% finishers. In first place it was 18 year old Ray Griffith, who drove all the way, with his dad, Todd, riding. They had a good run, not The Jordan/Page/Gossett trio had a decent race, they're Jeep took The Gil/iams/Jenkins and Dick McCool drove their neat looking Class the silver medal in the Class 1700 fight, seen here at speed. 5100 Bug to a decent second place finish at Parker. April 2007 Page 15

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l.n.J'c:!C:: 62ND WALES RALLY c,anhalm/Fard Win Eighth BY MARTIN HOLMES PHOTOS: MAURICE SELDEN Anton Alen and Timo Alanne drove their Subaru lmpreza to the Group N win in Wales, seen here at speed. And as if that was not bad driver Michal Kosciuszko. There enough, and thinking that the were some changes to the usual rally action was not interesting line up: Rookie contender Kalle enough for spectators, the Pinomaki (competing under the organisers, with the approval of team name Clio Junior Team) the FIA, arranged a live non-had passed his entry to Estonian rally show to be held in the sta-driver Egon Kaur. The British dium. This involved halting the Federation had nominated two passage of the rally cars in the guest driver JWRC entries for middle of the rally, meaning that James Wozencroft (Suzuki Ignis later drivers had to wait doing Super 1600) and Tom Waister nothing between one to well (Ford Fiesta ST Group N). There over two hours. was a welcome return to the With both the Makes' and world championship scene, for Drivers' world championships the first time since Wales Rally having already been decided, GB in 2005 for the 2004 Marcus Granholm and Timo Rautianian drove their Ford Focus RS to a great win in Wales, it was the 25th win for and the FIA Appeals Court con-PCWRC World Champion Niall Marcus. firming PG Andersson's exclu-McShea in a Stobart team Group Eight all! Gronholm's victory the chance to win the title here were run in daylight for the top sion in Turkey, the Junior cham-N Subaru Impreza. This was the at Wales Rally GB ended the in Britain. No fewer than six drivers. It was the first time that pionship was to be decided here. same car used by Mark Higgins 2006 season with Citroen and drivers were able to take the title the FIA World Rally Champion-Not only the overall title, for in winning the British Champi-Ford both scoring eight wins but one by one they had prob-ship had stretched into Decem-which six drivers were still in onship this year. The good thing apiece. Once again the Finn led lems. Finally it was left between ber since 1986 when the contention before recce started, about the rally was that the from start to finish, this time his Andersson and Sandell, then Olympus Rally was run in but also the JWRC Rookies' cat-event used the fast South Wales teammate Mikko Hirvonen was with three stages to go both America. Although special per-egory, where two contenders: forest stages with their enjoyably forced to retire on the first day crashed. The championship was mission was granted by the FIA Barry Clark and Andrea sweeping roads. The bad thing due to accident damage, when finally dependent on whether to expand the entry to 150 cars, Cortinovis, were left. Whoever was that after the last two years second. It was Gronholm's 25th the drivers could retrieve and the number of accepted entries beat the other Rookie on the when the rally was held in early win, making him the most sue-then transport their stricken ended up at 11_8, and the actual event would be champion! The autumn, the event changed to a cessful world championship cars to the finish pare ferme. number of crews to start was rally however also counted as the new, even later, date in Decem-driver from Finland. There were The private Renault driver 111, still the greatest entry on a final qualifying round of the ber which meant that the splendid results for Manfred Patrik Sandell achieved his and world rally since Finland 2001. British Open Series for the first weather was quite different. The Stohl and Jari-Matti Latvala, gained the Junior World title. In Once again the Welsh authori-time since 1979 which meant forecast being for it to be cold more disappointment for the the 'Rookies' category Barry ties insisted on a stage being that, for this event, competitors with a high possibility of rain, hard trying Petter Solberg, and Clark, driving a Ford Fiesta ST, held in the Millennium Stadium had to use FIA control fuel in fact it was not so cold but the continued misery for the took the title on the inaugural in Cardiff, a venue quite un-rather than the control fuel pro-rain was heavy! Citroens. With both major year of this series. suited, being well under the nor-vided by championship sponsor The main interest centered on championships already settled, Back to the old days! The Brit-mal minimum length, with cars Tesco. Petter Solberg, winner of the the Junior World Championship ish round reverted to being the unable to run two at a time, There was a long debate as to event for the last four years: captured the excitement. final round of the championship which meant stretching the gap whether Jaan Molder would rally could he become the first driver After the pre-rally denial of with shorter daylight hours. between cars so that later crews a Fiesta or an Ignis, in the end to win the same rally as a full his Turkey Rally win, Per-Various route changes had been had to wait progressively longer he turned up with a Swift! The world championship event five Gunnar Andersson hoped for necessary to ensure all the stages before they could start the stage. car previously rallied by Polish Continued next page r-------------------------------------------------------~ 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 VISA RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 17 April 2007 Dusty Times

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Jari-Matti Larva/a and Mikka Anttila finished first off the podium Jan Kopecky and Filip Schovanek were the 10th overall finishers Xavier Pons and Carlos Del Barrio drove their Citroen Xsara to in Wales, seen here getting their picture took in their Ford Focus. in their Skoda Fabia, seen here at speed. years in a row? Once again the world champion Sebastien Loeb was missing from the start list, on what was expected to be the fi-nal official entry for the Xsara WRC. With no more champion-ship issues at stake, Hirvonen had already let it be known in New Zealand that this was to be his first chance to show his real pace! Ford hoped for a return to winning ways in Great Britain. They had won this event ten years in the past, including eight times in consecutive years back in the 70s, but not since 1979. Subaru had nine wins on this event and could equal Ford's winning record here this year. This was to be the final event in the current programme for the OMV Peugeot Norway team before the Norway connection announces their move for 20007 to Ford. For Stobart this was their first Euro-pean event in which this team had run 2006 version cars for their two championship nomi-nated drivers, Wilson and Latvala, while Mikkelsen ran an 04 version car. The total age of the three Stobart entered WRCar drivers was less then 60 years (Mikkelsen is 17 years old). The team's joint patron, Steve Perez, had independently loaned his personal Ford Focus World Rally Car to British champion Mark Higgins to drive on this event. Main pre-event technical talk concerned something quite un-usual, windscreen wipers! This mostly involved Ford. T!-ie wipers are now considered to be the least reliable feature of the 06 Focus and Rally Wales GB is con-sidered the most demanding of any World Rally on this compo-nent. For this rally the team lim-ited their special preparation sim-ply to general strengthening of the wiper part, but the team are now prepared to carry out gen-eral wiper research for the future, including studying ideal rates of acceleration of blade movement. For this event, attention also needed to be paid to efficient anti-misting of the windscreens. Cars normally have electrically heated windscreens, but auxiliary heater blowers are helpful, espe-cially in case of damage to the windscreen. Petter Solberg turned up with a brand new Impreza, his Prodrive team taking advantage of the rule that they can build a ninth chassis if they have suffered a total write-off on an earlier rally. This was built to the latest specification including smaller, vertically mounted water radiator instead of inclined ones. Solberg started Subaru's last rally with Pirelli tyres before they move next year to BF Goodrich. Both the young Norwegian privateers Andreas Mikkelsen and Mads Page 18 Ostberg (18) acquired different World Rally cars for this event. The first appearance of the RED Toyota Corolla S2000 less than a week after its homologation was finally agreed by the FIA, was a pleasant development. The car was driven by Alister McRae and appeared on Kumho tyres in place of the Dunlops used by works Toyotas in South African rallying. Teams were still anxiously awaiting final details about the engine design freezing rules for 2007. Ford's rally car designer Christian Loriaux explained that there was an apparent regulation conflict at the moment, on the one hand the teams had to sup-ply one example of each homolo-gated engine part at the start of the 2007 season, for constant ref-erence through the season to check nothing has changed, then on the other hand nowhere did the current rules say that homologations can only happen at the start of a season. Ford be-lieves that this anomaly will be satisfactorily resolved, but the delay does not help the team as they plan the specific details in which their 2007 car will be ho-mologated. Currently their 07 car is not expected to appear un-til Finland, in the second half of the season. Another discussion point in the paddock was the proposal by the FIA technical personnel that teams, other than those entered in the full manufacturers' cham-pionship, submit parts for ho-mologation on their cars for 2007. Mitsubishi, Peugeot and Skoda have all been seeking ur-gent clarification hoping that the FIA will accept the idea that the secondary championship teams can do this, assuming that other teams have no specific objections to individual applications. Statis-tically this rally rounded off the first ten years of World Rally Car, regulations widely felt to have been a major success in the sport, not least on account of the vir-tual absence of technical disputes on events. Leg 1 6 Stages, gravel, 139.62kms Marcus Gronholm went straight into the lead, "Running first on the road in these condi-tions is absolutely no hardship", he declared. Pressing hard be-hind him was his BF-Ford team-mate Mikko Hirvonen, a little too hard when he struck a large rock on the side of the road, close to the end of Stage 1. On all the first three stages Hirvonen was second fastest behind Gronholm, even though on St.age 2 the han-d ling had been affected by the impact. "Fabulous on right handers, terrible on a left hander, and impossible to drive in a straight line ... ", Hirvonen ex-plained. He was lying just 19.1 seconds behind Gronholm, but at the midday service halt the Scrutineers were not amused. The roll cage on the Focus was damaged and Hirvonen was or-dered to go home. As a result of Hirvonen's retirement Petter Solberg was up to second place by the midday halt, after passing Manfred Stohl and despite stall-ing at a hairpin on the first stage. The star of the morning, how-ever, was Jari-Matti Latvala now lying fourth overall on his first rally in an '06 Focus. Stories abounded: Xavier Pons had gone off the road for a half minute, eventually driving the car back on again, Chris Atkinson was struggling with inconsistent han-dling, Henning Solberg had a spin but the problem was that the car was half stuck off the road on its side, and marshals tried to forbid spectators from helping. Eventually they got going again. Andreas Aigner had a puncture and a spin, while his Skoda team-mate Harri Rovanpera had three punctures. Andreas Mikkelsen was driving with a puncture when he slid off the road and slowly rolled. When his team told him to find spectators to get go-ing again, he replied "I need a A second overall finish went to Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor, their Peugeot 307 seen here rushing through a stage. April 2007 a fifth overall finish, seen here chewing gravel. crane, not people". Ostberg rolled on the first stage and was out of time when he finally reached the start of Stage 2. Ac-tually, he didn't realise this, and continued until the end of the day, but when he asked permis-sion for extended service time to repair his car, to restart under SupeRally rules, he was refused. So, on one morning two young Norwegians had dented their roofs, another had put his car on its side while a fourth one had a determination to win ... With H irvonen out of the way, Gronholm was over a half minute ahead of Petter Solberg, so Petter immediately set about closing the gap. In all three afternoon stages he was equal or quicker than Gronholm and by nightfall he had closed the gap to 25.8s. Atkinson dropped back from fifth to seventh on Stage 6 when the engine stalled going into a tight bend and it would not re-start. Later the engine restarted but only in road mode. Stohl made best time on Stage 4, de-spite suffering two punctures and tackled the last two stages with one tyre with no air in it. Pons had a tyre explode without warn-ing on Stage 5 and had to drive 20km on a flat. Francois Duval bent his front suspension while fellow Skoda driver Aigner rolled heavily, the World Series new-comer having his first accident of the season. In Junior, Guy Wilks started off in the lead having to over-come a problem when the rear window on his Swift dropped out, he then had four punctures and twice had to stop and change wheels, arriving at service on two flat tyres. This let Kris Meeke into the lead despite having to drive 7km on a flat front tyre on Stage 1 and then having to drive another 3km on a flat rear tyre on Stage 2. Per-Gunnar Andersson arrived at the midday service driving 29km on a flat rear tyre! Patrik Sandell was cau-tious, had no troubles and was third. Jozef Beres stopped with a broken gearbox when sixth, and returned to service to make the car ready for Leg 2. Urmo Aava hit a stone on Stage 1 and then the steering broke near the end of Stage 2. The pace eased dur-ing the second half of the day as Wilks avoided punctures and rose to second behind Meeke. Bernd Casier, Fatih Kara, James Wozencroft and Aaron Burkart all had punctures while Tom Waister drove two stages with no brakes. Both Egon Kaur and Andersson went missing on the final stage of the day, PG with a broken rear suspension arm. In Group N Anton Alen won all the stages and led throughout. Find-ing his way in the Super 2000 Toyota was Alister McRae, he had a puncture and was lying seventh Group N. The first day had been surpris-ingly dry despite the black clouds which moved across the skies of the South Wales stages. Ford's secret weapon, their strength-ened wipers, had not yet had the opportunity to show their paces! How would Petter Solberg go, would he continue his blitzing pace and haul in Gronholm, or go off the road? There were many other unresolved queries, like how was Wilson being affected by the pre-event one minute penalty levied in New Zealand (he fin-ished Friday in 12th position, more than a minute behind Jan Kopecky in 11th), and more im-portantly who was beating who in title race in JWRC and how were the existing positions affect-ing the chances of the contend-ers to become champion, Already Urmo Aava's misfortune sug-gested the number had been re-duced from six to five, then Beres' from five to four, and Per-Gunnar Andersson's trouble ap-peared to have reduced the num-ber still further, down to three. After the end of the first leg there were two important func-tions in the Service Park. Firstly the inaugural Michael Park Chris Atkinson and Glenn MacNeall were sixth overall in Wales, seen here in flight in their Subaru lmpreza. Dusty Times

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Francois Duval and Patrick Pivato finished eighth overall in A seventh overall finish in Wales went to Daniel Sardo and Matthew Wilson and Michael Orr finished 12th overall in the Wales Wales, they're seen here in their Skoda Fabia heading for home. Marc Marti, they're seen here at speed in their Citroen Xsara. Rally, they;re seen here in the gloom in their Ford Focus RS. Award was presented by Michael's family to Daniel Elena, considered the person whose sporting integrity best matched those of Michael, Then there was a party arranged by the Michelin Group to celebrate the impending retirement of BF Goodrich's Sporting Manager, Aime Chatard. Leg 2 7 Stages, gravel, 104.30kms • Overnight the Skoda of Andreas Aigner was withdrawn as the team had been unable to trace where the parts broken from the engine inlet manifold had gone when it was smashed in the crash. Mads Ostberg and Andreas Mikke-lsen restarted and were enjoying themselves. For Petter the day started badly when he slid into a ditch on the outside of a bend and lost a half minute. This put Gronholm 50 seconds ahead of Stohl, with Petter down to third Sordo got to the end of the first stage with no fourth or fifth gears while Henning Solberg got to the end of Stage 9 with no brakes, "The pedal felt okay, but the car didn't stop. It was so slippery. You always have brake problems when it is slippery ... " Mark Higgins was struggling with a broken turbocharger. The rains came and went over the Eppynt ranges, sometimes as drivers were on the stages, and forever there were pools of water on the roads. At the head of the field Gronholm's concern now were the tricks the light played, "You have dirt on the screen, occa-sional low sunlight (between the rain) and the road is shiny. Very nasty!" Petter'~ challenge effec-tively ended on Stage 11 when he struck a post (the same one Gronholm had previously hit when he drove a Peugeot 307 WRC) and damaged his steering rack. Although he was only 7.6 seconds slower on the stage than Gronholm, he lost a minute on the next stage and by the time he reached the stadium for Stage 13 the car was almost undriveable. "I had to use the handbrake all the way round the course. Must have been good for the spectators!" It was not bad for Petter either, he was just 3.1 seconds down on Gronholm. Xevi Pons was continuing to en-joy himself on the fast gravel roads, on his way to fourth place behind Solberg and had pulled ahead of Latvala, who was down to fifth. Much more dramatic were the happenin~s in JWRC. Meeke continued to hold the lead but on Stage 8 he went off the road and so ended his championship aspirations. Down to two pos-sible champions, Wilks or Sandell. Then on the last stage Page 19 of the morning Wilks damaged his transmission, lubricant es-caped and the transmission seized which left him stranded on the way to service. Sandell found his earlier easy-style driv-ing was paying off and while Jaan Molder was leading the cat-egory on the event, Sandell was now leading the race to the title, with no intention of pushing his luck. The calculations, however, were not entirely straightfor-ward as Anderson, Aava and Beres had all restarted under SupeRally rules. Andersson, however, punctured but then drove the relatively short dis-tance to the end of the stage without stopping and found he was back in the points zone. In the subsidiary Rookie category, Clark was ahead of Cortinovis and in line to take the title. Aava had brake troubles. Waister fi-nally had a run of stages in which his brakes were working! Clark had a second wheel bear-ing fail while Beres' Ignis lapsed on to three cylinders after the start of every stage. Aaron Burkart had a catalogue of troubles, with a puncture, a stuck wheel nut and a battery wheel jack which went flat, then steering troubles. Egon Kaur had steering and brake prob-lems. In Group N , Alen continued to lead ahead of the Swedes Patrik Flodin and Oscar Svedlund and the former PCWRC World Champion Nia•ll McShea. McRae gained fastest Group N time with his Toyota on Stage 11 but then stopped when a bolt fell out of the front suspension ball joint. The publicity stage in Cardiff attracted 25,000 spectators, less than half the capacity of the Mil-lennium Stadium and the con-troversial live mid-stage non-rally show led to a delay of 81 minutes for the first car to be affected. And on account of the increase from one to two minute gaps for the privateers the gap progressively increased until the last car in the field had to wait 2h33m before being able to tackle the stage and head back to Swansea. Also active were the Stewards who considered what to do when non-championship driver Alex Bengue did not start for budget-ary reasons. He asked the organisers if he could have his entry fee back. This, it was ex-plained, was not agreed, because only on medical grounds could this be done. Bengue then pro-duced a letter from a local hos-pital saying that he had in fact fallen off his bicycle and hurt himself. He was invited to meet the FIA's Medical Delegate at a nearby location, but declined to do so, and that really upset the Stewards, Euros 5000 was the fine, with a license suspension until the money was paid. Leg 3 4 Stages, gravel, 112.00kms Storms hit south Wales over-night and the service area was awash but happily not seriously enough to delay the rally. Wilks rejoined the race but Meeke did not. The Super 2000 Toyota was also back again. Care in driving the stages was of paramount con-cern, Gronholm spun on the sec-ond stage but held on to his lead. Both Petter Solberg and Xevi Pons spun, Solberg losing his chance of catching second place Stohl, while Pons dropped be-hind Latvala, who was now back in fourth place. Stohl was driv-ing with the controlled emotion of a champion, refusing to be pressured by those around him. In JWRC, Sandell's patience seemed to have been rewarded when category leader Molder lost two minutes on the opening stage of the day, changing a wheel because of a puncture, which elevated Sandell to a po-tential championship score of 38 points, while Andersson had passed Betti_ into third place, his potential score now being 35. The championship race, how-ever, was not over yet, at all! Sandell was badly baulked by Molder and was intensely angry. In his determination to catch back the difference on the fol-lowing stage he went off the road, down through trees and was stuck there. Meanwhile, the man who should have been happy was Wilks, but he also went off and was unable to re-gain the road again. This was where the fun really started. Stage 15 was to be repeated as Stage 17, and there was no time to retrieve the cars before the stage was to be re-run. SupeRally rules state that Sandell and Andersson had to get their cars back to the final pare ferme, in Cardiff, by 1900 in order to be classified as a finisher, and thereby to score points. Would they do this? C lerk of the Course, Fred Gallagher, calcu-lated that the last car should clear the final stage by 1510 (as-suming the rally was running on time); the trucks should be able to haul the cars back to the road, load them and leave the stage by 1640. The journey back to Cardiff was then expected to take 2h30m. There was the spec-tre of the JWRC finally being de-cided by the speed of the truck drivers racing back to Cardiff. Going into the final stage the time from first to last rally car had now shrunk to lh47m, giv-ing a few more minutes for the missing cars to be brought back April 2007 to base. Wilks' bad run contin-ued when the car stopped in the last stage with engine trouble and he lost time before he could get going again. Molder won the category, Sandell's accumulated SupeRally penalties had dropped him to fifth, meaning a rally score of four and a sea-son total of 32 po_ints. Andersson had slipped back to eighth, one point which totalled 30, equal with ninth place Aava but behind the Estonian on fur-ther-clean rules. The only chance now for Andersson to win the title was if Aava broke down on the road sections and Sandell never got back ... There were now five more hours before the championship would in fact be settled! It all ended with smiles. Sandell confirming that his only nervous stress came from hoping the recovery truck would not break down! Fourth place in the category was taken by Clark who finished ahead of Cortinovis and won the Rook-ies' crown. In all the excitement, few noticed that the best Super 1600 was not a JWRC driver at all, it was Juho Hanninen at the wheel of the Citroen C2 nor-mally rallied by Julian Pressac. Alister McRae had started to go well on the second day after the team had removed some of the noise-abating baffling in the ex-haust, and immediately contin-ued where he left off, making fastest time on the first three stages, then on the fourth he slid off the road and ended up along-side the Suzuki of Andersson, which was still awaiting re-trieval. A very worrying season came to an exciting end, and what do we make of it all? An absent and invalid driver becomes World Champion, a Junior driver whose wrecked car ar-rives on the back of a lorry wins a world title, sometimes one feels the sport is getting a little too compli-cated. IJ\.J2C:: 62nd Wales Rally GB (GB) Swansea-Cardiff 1/3.12.2006 WCR round 16, JWRC round 9 WC points WR WO PC 1 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM!Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU55CNF (GB) 3h.20m.24.8s. 10 10 2 (7) Manfred STOHUllka Minor A Peugeot 307 WRC 99AKF69 (F) 3h.22m.00.3s. 8 8 3 (5) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru lmpreza WRC JTOOSRT (GB) 3h.22m.20.0s. 6 6 4 (10) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU55BNA (GB) 3h.23m.01.9s. 5 5 . 5 (1) Xavier PONS/Carlos Del Barrio E Citroen Xsara WRC 829DPT78 (F) 3h.23m.44.7s. 4 4 6 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Glenn Macneal! AUS Subaru lmpreza WRC JT55SRT (GB) 3h.23m.52.3s. 3 3 7 · (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E 363DQE78 (F) 3h.24m.33.1s. 2 2 Citroen Xsara WRC 8 (15) Francois Duval/Patrick Pivato B/F Skoda Fabia WRC 4S5 5749 (CZ) 3h.24m.47.4s. - 1 9 (11) Harri ROVANPERA/Risto Pietilainen FIN Skoda Fabia WRC SS8 3686 (CZ) 3h.28m.25.1s. 1 10 (18) Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek CZ Skoda Fabia WRC 4S8 9856 (CZ) 3h.28m.52.6s. -Other important finishers 11 (8) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N 962PRV75 (F) 3h.29m.13.1s. -Peug9?t 307 WRC 12 (9) Matthew WILSON/Michael Orr GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 3h.30m.46.7s. -13 (70) Anton Alenmmo Alanne FIN Subaru lmpreza 2006 N OU56BNF (GB) 3h.40m.49.6s.+ -19 (86) Juho Hanninen/Marko Sa11inen FIN Citroen C2 S1600 9147NE52 (F) 3h.52m.51.8s.# -20 (43) Jaan Molder/Katrin Becker EE/D Suzuki Swift JWRC BNS006 (SK) 3h.55m.04.7s.* - 10 22 (36) Luca Betti/Piercarlo Capolongo I Renault Clio JWRC CT170NH (I) 3h.57m.00.3s. - 8 23 (20) Mads Ostberg/Ole Kristian Unnerud N Subaru lmpreza WRC UT53SRT (GB) 3h.57m.07.4s. -24 (54) Aaron Burkart/Kevin Zemanik D Citroen C2 JVvRC H-PR1106 (D) 4h.00m.50.2s. - 6 30 (53) Barry Clark/Scott Martin GB Ford Fiesta JWRC/N PX06AUJ (GB) 4h.04m.23.2s. - 5 33 (41) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson S Renault Clio JWRC XWN1403 (S) 4h.06m.07.4s. - 4 35 (59) James Wozencroft/Robert Fagg GB Suzuki lgnis JWRC GY04VFS (GB) 4h.06m.30.6s. - 3 38 (46) Andrea Cortinovis/Flavio Zanella I Renault Clio JVvRC/N KP L8-087 (SLO) 4h.07m.48.8s. - 2 42 (33) Urmo Aava/Kuldar Sikk EE Suzuki Swift JWRC JXD624 (H) 4h.10m.31.9s.(5) 1 44 (45) Jozef Beres/Petr Stary SK/CZ Suzuki lgnis JWRC KES047 (SLK) 4h.11m.21.8s.(4) 52 (48) Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh GB Suzuki Swift JWRC JVR683 (H) 4h.17m.06.8s. -Dusty Times

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M~Q!\.~~~ KARTEJ Danze/Whlte overall Alex Danze took the Class 1 honors as well as the overall win at the MORE Kartek race, he's seen here in his good ~= ' Hello Race Fans -wherever for the KST 250, the first event going 50 mph through the you are. Welcome to the Start of the 2007 M.O.R.E. race se-desert winds. Those instant-hot of the 2007 off road racing sea-ries season. And, yes, it IS cold, hand and pocket warmers son in beautiful southern Cali-race fans! Frigid, as a matter of seemed abundant, and useful. I fornia. This year, Dusty Times -fact. In the desert? Race day wonder if they made a little 12V and yours truly - will be provid-dawned to absolutely awesome space heater? Plug it in, eh. ing exciting flag-to-flag coverage blue, clear and sunny skies, and Many racers woke around 6 a.m. of the Mojave Off Road Racing air temps in the single digits Saturday morning to 8 degrees Enthusiast (M.O.R.E.), and zero-F ... bbrRRR! I'm tellin' ya F temps, only to find their ra-Mojave Desert Racing (MDR) it was sooo cold my pen diators and water hoses frozen. California championship race wouldn't write; the ink was fro-Antifreeze? And even out rac-series; as well as full coverage of zen. I had on my CIA-issue ing, there were problems with the MDR Superstition races in deep-freeze long-johns (with some motors running too cool. El Centro/Plaster City (maybe). booties, and emergency exhaust In the desert? Go figure, but the That's 18 races! More fun and flap), several layers of bird short answer is: yep. Who could excitement than any other feathers and hi-tech fibers, and imagine. magazine out there ... more it was still cold as*#@*! In the It was the infamous Course dust, more diRt, more photos, heat of the day, it got up to a B -39 miles, clockwise, off more stories; no where else but whopping 36 degrees F, but it Camp Rock Road; three check-Dusty Times. was actually only 25 degrees F points, four road crossings. Today, I'm here in Frigid, with the 9 mph breeze that was Classes 1, 10, 12, 5 and 1/2-Minnesota for the FrostBite blowing. Bone chilling, feet 1600 ran six laps; Classes 9, 5-250 ... errr, I mean ... I'm here numbing, and finger freezing 1600, 1300 and 1400 went five outside Lucerne Valley, CA. It's cold, it was! Imagine how it was laps; Classes 7S, 1450 and 8 Saturday, January 13 -race day inside an open cockpit race car raced four laps; and Class 11 Rich Volpe took the Class 1300 win with ease, he's seen here with the power on heading for that elusive checkered flag. Cameron Sinohai took a nice and easy win in class, his nearest competition was over two hours in arrears at the finish. did three laps. There were 86 entries in 12 different classes. The desert breeze started up about noon to keep the course nice and clean, or not and dusty; depending on which way you were going and the wind direction at the time. Next time, I take my desert storm mil issue goggles, and an ink pen that writes at minus 32 degrees F. CLASS 1: Six laps; eight entries and starters, five finishers, one DNF, two DNS. Alex Danze and co-driver Cory White of River-side, CA drove the ProArmor car #117 to a first place finish in class, as well as Overall Win-ner and Champion of the KST 250. "It finished! Very Nice!", Danze said. "This was our first race with no issue and no prob-lems. It was rough and bumpy and bushes kept getting in the way, but we did a lot of wheelies and had fun." Danze/White got to the checkered flag in 4:24:29, at an average speed of 56.32 mph; the best of the day. #117 finished over nine min-utes ahead of the second place winner. Danze started sixth in line in class at the green flag, and moved up to third place by the end of Lap 1, and to third after Lap 2. #117 was in second Bob Schreiner had a pretty good run, he took the silver medal Clint Fisher had a long second lap and it was expensive, Clint Shawn Walter had two verrrrry long laps but he kept on pluggin ', in the Class 1 contest, he's seen here at speed. finished second in the Class 1300 battle. Shawn was a second place finisher in the Class. John McComb was a bit off the winning pace in the Ultra Truck Second place in the Class 5-1600 race went to Richard Garavito, Second place in Class 7 A went to Eduardo Gonzalez, he's seen Class, he finished second, but was quite a way back. he was less than three minutes in arrears at the checkers. here in his good looking truck at speed. Page 20 April 2007 Dusty Times

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Steve Johnson was bout four minutes a lap off the winning pace in Andy Lindquist had a decent day, he finished second in the A nice second place finish in Class 11 went to Gema Ptasinski, Class 9, he's seen here heading to a second place finish in class. Class 10 conflict, seen here in his neat looking car. seen here racing across the tundra to the finish. spot for Laps 3 and 4, and took battle of the corrected times mile rough Mojave Desert race on the last two laps as I kept ask- 1 cars that started. I had to lay the lead for Laps 5 and 6 and between the two of us. On the course. ing him if the #135 car was still down the best lap I could on was first to the finish line. Nice last lap we cranked it up and we "I think I have the best co-behind us. Guess what, he was Lap 6 and when we crossed the win. laid down some great lap times, driver anyone could possibly a lways 'right there'; but our finish line, we got second place Bob Schreiner from Team with three laps being within 23 have. That is Lloyd Snyder, and goal was to try and get in the by 16 seconds on corrected time URBT finished second place in seconds of each other on the 40 I think-he about broke his neck top three out of the nine C lass Continued next page class, and second overall in truck #70, finding the winner's circle in 4:23:33 at 54.2 mph. The details, from Uncle Bob himself: "With the high desert temperatures well below freez-ing for this race, we got up to a small problem. All the water lines and radiators on the race truck were frozen. The girls got us hot water from the motor homes to pour over all the lines and we also brought out the heaters and hair dryers to de-ice everything. I guess· it looked pretty funny getting to the start-. ing line five minutes before the race with icicles hanging all over the bottom of the race truck from all the water that was poured over everything." "This season we have chosen to run our race truck in Class 1 in the MORE Series. We drew the third starting position this weekend, with 30 second start intervals. Sixty seconds after the first Class 1 car left the starting line, we were off; and what a thrill it was to be in the front of the field leading the race by Mile Marker (MM) 3! When we crested the hill and saw clean air, the race was re-ally on. We lead the race till MM 35 when we were passed by the #108 car [Tom Koch]. Being it was so cold and pumping 10-12 degree air into our helmets, we had to crack the visors open a little to keep them from fog-ging. Well, that was okay until we got passed and I got a bunch of dust and dirt in my left eye. It wasn't until MM15 on Lap 2 when I was able to get the "ROCK" out of my eye. With it still being cold out, my eye had been tearing and with the freez-ing air coming through my vi-sor, I had icicles hanging off my eye lashes and going down the side of my face; but we were still in second at this point." "As the race progressed through our series of pit stops, we wound up in fourth place at the start of our fifth lap of the scheduled six. If you remember, the 30 second starting intervals, we had set up our pit 100 yards after the starting line and when we left from our final pit stop (which we asked for a "gas and go"), we pulled out just in front of third place, the #135 car [Mike Pacewiczh]. Jeff Carley, our Crew Chief, radioed us and told us not to lift -that #135 was right on our tail! For the next two laps, the # 135 car never passed us, but it was a Dusty Times April 2007 Page 21

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Gene Wilson was the second place finisher in the Class 78 fracas, he's seen here in flight on his way to the finish line. Todd Starks is seen here racing to a second place finish in Mike Pacewiczh finished in third place in the Class 1 contest, Class 1/2-1600, his Checkers decal getting center stage. he was a mere 46 seconds out of the silver medal. ance car #1014, completing the the lead car off the line at the a little more throttle on Lap 2 required six laps in 5:09:58 at green flag in #1203, led the and was now in the lead by 46. l mph. "We didn't have any class all day, and finished in eight seconds ahead of Girdner, problems except a leaky oil pan; first place in 4:55:06 at 48.4 while Starks maintained his Jim Bradbury had no problems in the Ultra Truck Class, he took the win with an hour in hand in his really sano truck. Thank You, CORE pit! It was a mph. Monroy also won the Fast third spot position some 17 sec-long day. Where the cotlrse was Lap honors on Lap 2 at 51.4 onds behind Girdner now. rough, it was very rough, and mph in 0:46:21. "The motor Maurer stumbled back to third fast was fast. My feet are fro-and tranny worked great, the position on Lap 3 in #1617, and z.en!" No toes were amputated car works good and 'smooth', so that put Starks in the second in the making of this story. we had a pretty uneventful day". spot in #1610, only 13 seconds Mark Croudy won third place in Winning ain't too bad, either; behind the leader Girdner in class in 5:14:55 at 45.4 mph in and by almost 20 minutes, too. #1622. And that's pretty much the #1099 Guy Evans Racing Gene Wilson had an "interest-how it finished, except that car, from Indio, CA. This was ing" race on his way to the sec-both Girdner and Maurer both Croudy's second race, and he ond place win, in the Hammer had identical speeds on Lap 5 described his race day this way: Down racing car # 1225. "We for the Fast Lap honors; 48.8 "The dust on Lap l was BAD! got run over by a Class l car and mph. That honor went to We had alternator and oil pres-almost slow rolled-it on Lap 5", Girdner in #1622, by a single sure problems. The course was said Wilson. Just an average day tick of the clock• a silly second rough, and fast." Are you hav-at the races? Wilson still found sooner. ing fun yet? I think the smile the finish line for the win in Dave Girdner completed all and second overall for the race. Some have asked us this week why we went to Class 1 from the Pro-Sportsman class that we have dominated for the last few years. I think the only answer that Lloyd and I can give is that we have done so much home-work on this truck that we feel the need for stiffer competition. We believe that the results from this race alone are a true testa-ment of the beginning of what this truck is really capable of do-ing." That's another win for the record books. Good job, Team URBT. After starting fourth in line at the green flag, Mike Pacewiczh drove a very steady and competitive race in car #135 to finish third place in class in 4:24:19 at 54.l mph; only 16 seconds or so behind Schreiner in #70. It doesn't get much closer or more exciting than that, race fans. But Tom Koch certainly gave it his all and made a race of it in car #108 for much of the day, but fell off the pace in the last three laps to finish fourth place in 4:29:36 at 53.0 mph. Koch started toward the back of 'the pack' in Class l at the green flag, but blistered his way to head of the line on Lap 1 with a fast lap time of 58.5 mph in just 0:40:45; Dang! Brian Hudson started the race in the number five slot in car #l 14, and finished in fifth place, af-ter struggling on Laps 3 and 4; finding his way to the finish line in 5:4:09 at 45.5 mph. CLASS 10: Six laps; 11 entries, nine starters, five finishers, four DNFs, two DNS,. Of the five finishers in this class, Rick Paquette was first out of the gate a.t the green flag in car #1011, and first to the finish line, to take the first place win in 4:36:45 at 51.6 mph. That was about 33 minutes ahead of the second place car. Paquette, from San Clemente, CA drove Page 22 Laps 4-6, and Rick Munyon was a definite 'YES'. 5:14:11 at 45.5 mph. Third the required laps in 4:56:39 at drove Laps 1-3; Steve Bartack Ron Carter had alternating s-place went to Ken Owens in car 48.2 mph, to win first place in was co-driver. Paquette said, 1-o-w and fast laps all day in car #1219, completing the six laps class for the day in car #1622. "We had a clean race -no prob-#1019, but still got it to the in 5:28:26 at 43.5 mph. "The course was dusty and !ems to speak of except a flat checkered flag for the fourth CLASS 1/2-1600: rough, but the car ran flawless", tire at the driver change and place win in 6:05:56 at 39.1 Six laps; 11 entries, eight said Girdner' "except that I had low fuel on Lap 3. We got mph. Jim Gledhill also had starters, six finishers, two no pumper hose on the last tapped, but it was a fast and fun some mixed lap times in car DNFs. Dave Girdner started in lap." The terrible things racers course - a little bit of every-#1012, but also got to the fin-the middle of the class pack at have to endure on their way to thing." Fast? Like doing 97 ish line in time for the fifth the green flag in car #1622, and the Winner's Circle! Todd mph? wOOhOO! #1011 also place win; in 6:36:35 at 36 was in the lead by a whole five Starks from Agoura, CA held won the Fast Lap honors on Lap mph. seconds ahead of Brett Maurer on to win second place in car 2 at 55.2 mph. CLASS 12: in car #1617, after Lap 1. And #1610, completing the required Andrew Lindquist, from Six laps; five entries, three Todd Starks in car #1610, was sixlapsin5:13:18at45.6 mph. Barstow, CA took second place starters, three finishers. Ben only one second off Maurer' s "It was a great race", Starks in class in the Lindquist Insur-Monroy of Torrance, CA was rear bumper. Maurer squeezed Continued next page rm~,, .. fffll· ,!%\l,!J?,·. -;w-------................................. _......., __ 'ffll"""!"'~ The Class 5-1600 win went to Shelby Tolbert in his very clean looking bug, he's seen here at landing, heading for the flag. Another notch in the gun belt, Corey Torres took the Class 9 win, he had 20 minutes in hand at the checkers. April 2007 The big win in Class 7A went to Tyler Fox, he's seen here at speed heading for the checkered flag at the MORE Kartek. Rick Paquette had no problem taking the Class 10 win, he ran trouble free and had almost half an hour in hand at the flag. Dusty Times

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Third place in Class 5-1600 went to Aaron Aspel, he was just six Javier Avila was just a wee bit off the pace in Class 7A, he Brian Church was the bronze medal winner in the Class 9 race, minutes behind the class winner, seen here in his great lookin' bug. finished third in class in his really good looking truck. he's seen here heading for that good 'of finish line. said. "We had no problems, and "It was a fun race, and 's-m-o-o-class. And yes, KST was the of-And Art 'The Tech Dude' car #1310, and led the class all the course was rocky but fast. t-h' compared to "Barstow". We ficial "co-sponsor" of this race. Savedra (Lo$t Wage$ NV), and day to win first place in 4: 19: 10 We had fun." Sounds like a day lost the rear brakes and a valve Tolbert (Shelby's first race his whole #599 crew, deserves at 46.0 mph. Volpe also won of fun to me, too. Brett Maurer cover, somewhere", Torres said. "driving") and co-driver Billy a 'true dust and di Rt' award, of the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 won third place in class in car No rear brakes? It certainly Worthing laid down some fast some kind. I mean, these guys at 48.6 mph, covering the 39 # 1617, finishing the race in didn't seem to 'slow' Torres or and furious laps to get the win · lost their engine the day before mile course in 0:48:58. Volpe 5:26:12 at 43.8 mph. #989 down, finding the finish in 4:45:47 at 41.7 mph; almost this race; *#@*! Mike Boone drove Laps 1 and 2, with co-Joey Westhoff from line in 5:08:10 at 38.6 mph; three whole minutes ahead of and Matt Villa from Wicked driver Garrett McNutt from Wrightwood, CA motored car about 20 minutes ahead of the the second place winner. "It was Creations busted their tails to Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Jim #1691 to a fourth place win in nearest competition. Torres rough, flawless, and an awe-get a spare engine, and the Rechas (sp?) drove Laps 3-5. 5:35:48 at 42.6 mph. This was pretty much lead the Class 9 some race!", Tolbert said. "We crew was turning wrenches at "The course was fast and the first race for the Westhoff pack the entire race, and set the hit, ummm, 'tapped' a 1600 car 3 a.m. to get 'er done just in rough. Cold!", Volpe said. "It Motorsports car. "We had oil Fast Lap of the day on Lap 2 at and lost a light, but I had a time for the green flag. Roman-was a very good race. Great pressure problems at MM 1, so 41. 7 mph in 0:57:05. good time. It was fun.! Greko engine wrestling. Dang fun, and not one problem all we added oil. We stopped every Steve Johnson in car #954 Richard Garavito of Chino it was cold, too! Art Savedra day." His 'most fun', of the lap for new co-drivers, includ-won second place in class at Hills, CA was the second place started the race with co-driver day? "Winning, and doing ing Troy Johnson -and his son 36.2 mph, in 5:28:57. Brian winner in car #555, crossing Greg Garber, and did the steer-102.7 mph!" I'll just bet! Austin for his 14th birthday. Church found the finish line the finish line for the check-ing wheel duties for Laps 1-2. Clint Fisher got to the check-There was lots of rocks and it for the third place win in car ered flag in 4:48:38 at 41.3 #599 got a flat on Lap 1 and ered flag in 4:42:42 at 42.1mph, was cold, but the course was #959, about 17 minutes later; mph. Garavito also won the got it fixed at the F.A.l.R. pit in car #1340, for the second very fast and we ran wide covering the required laps in Fast Lap honors on Lap 5, blis-at MM20. Savedra caught an-place win in class. "The course open." A 'two thumbs up' day 5:47:57 at 34.4 mph. tering the course in 0:51 :44 at other flat on Lap 2 at MM 18. was pretty beat up. We had two for sure! John Morgan finished CLASS 5-1600: 46.0 mph. Nice way to end the Donald 'XYZ' Harper, from flats, and the ignition kept cut-in fifth place in car #1627, in Five laps; eight entries, six day. Aaron Asp el won third Lancaster, CA grabbed the ting out", Fisher said. "Doing 84 6:02:24 at 39.4 mph. Mike starters, four finishers, two place in class in car #573, get-wheel seat for Laps 3-5, with mph", still sounds fun to me. Ward won sixth place in $1673, DNFs, two DNS. It was a back ting to the finish line in Louis Ruiz riding 'shotgun'. Eighteen year old, virgin rookie 6:24:21 at 38.2 mph. and forth battle all day between 4:51:52 at 40.8 mph; about #599 got it done in 6:53:31 at driver Mike Lawrence from CLASS 9: the three top finishers in Class three minutes+ behind the sec-28.8 mph, for the fourth place South El Monte, CA drove the Five laps; 12 entries, nine 5-1600, and they all finished ond place winner. "It was re-win in Class 5/16. That's whole way in his first race ever starters, three finishers, six within six minutes of each ally, really good today", Aspel pretty hardcore 'grit'. in the Mike Lawrence Equip-DNFs, three DNS. Of the three other. Pretty close, for the dez'. said. "The course was fast and CLASS 1300 ment Racing car #1305; and, to racers who did get to the check-At the checkered flag, it was rough and pretty much fun Trophy Challenge: a third place win in 5:11:29 at ered flag, Corey Torres of Las Shelby Tolbert in the KST Rae-overall. We ran problem-free Five laps; three entries, 38.2 mph. "We didn't have any Vegas, NV did it the fastest in ing car #578 who crossed the Laps 1 and 2, and didn't get three starters, three finishers, problems all day':, said the Mahoney Racing car #989. finish line to win first place in lapped." no DNFs, no DNS. Rich Volpe Lawrence. "Well, I did kinda' HE · • Slows forward molion in tire event ol a aasb • Allows ltead movement • No cumbersome collar to wear • Ouick,. one-lime adjustment • Does not hook into lap belt • Reduces nedc tension hy 45-70% • Great for all types of motor racing, eqetially where driver changes are common " TIP DRIVERS IITILIZINli THE D•C George Seeley • Ed, run & Troy Herbst • Larry !ILR" Roesefer Mark Post • Rick Baldwin • Jerry Whelchel • Alan Mlueger Jason & Josh Baldwin • Rick, Randy & Ronny Wifson Mike Julson • Bob Lofton • Mark & Gary Weyhrkh • Dave Ashfey · Dau Smith • K'yle Taylor • Gus Vildosola • Rab MacCachren .. (IJ'I/UJ'/' UIOll.7ll0..2361J • Fax 909.360 .. 0436. 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 24 April 2007 from Glendale, CA got the did hit a BiG rock, and tore up 'hole shot' at the green flag in the skid plate, but ... it was fun." The Class 11 win went to Ann Naso, she ran trouble free and had 20 minutes in hand when she took the checkered flag. 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A third place finish in Class 1 0 went to Mark Croudy, he's Brett Maurer had a couple of off the pace laps, he ended up in Ron Carter had a few long laps to contend with, Ron finished seen hustling towards the finish line. third place in the hotly contested Class 1600 race. fourth in Class 10, he's seen here at speed on the course. CLASS 7S: #739 to the checkered flag in position in truck #708 at the 4, in truck #1469, but still got it !ems. It's always fun." Her most Four laps; 10 entries, nine 4:20:45 at 36.5 mph, to win green flag. Kevin Shane was to the finish line in 7:46:37 at fun for the day? "I had a lot of starters, five finishers, four second place. Gonzalez said, next in truck #847, and then 20.4 mph, to win second place fun on Lap 3!" Her smile said it DNFs, one DNS. Tyler Fox, "The truck ran great, no prob-Jim Bradbury in #1407. in class for the day. Kyle Caso all. David Cote was in the run-from Ramona, CA had a rear !ems. We had a front tire blow Bradbury, a first-race-ever, vir-won the Fast Lap honors on Lap ning all day, too, in car #1191, start at the green flag in his on Lap 4, and lost the right gin rookie from Nuevo, CA, 2 in # 1454 at 37 .0 mph in and finished in third place about 2000 Ford Ranger, truck #725. front coil, and our jack. The grabbed the lead by almost six 1:04:26, but that was the end of six minutes after #1188; in Fox moved up to third spot in course was fast and technical -minutes on Lap 1, and motored his fun for the day when he 4:31:41 at 26.3 mph. Gavin the pack by the end of Lap 1, whoops, sand, rocks, and fun." his '62 Ford SupRCab to the DNF'd for Lap 2. Drake won fourth place in class and was in the lead by 11 sec-Javier Avila from Ojai, CA first place win, in 4:56:33 at CLASS 1100: in car #1199, finishing the re-onds at the end of Lap 2. Tom and co-driver Ruben Garcia, 40.2 mph. "We had one flat; Three laps; seven entries, six quired three laps for the win in Coulter was the co-driver. "The also had a rear start in the otherwise, no problems", said starters, six finishers, one DNS. 4 :57:06 at 24.1 mph. Steve course was rough, and there Ventura 4x4 truck #721, caught Bradbury. "I had a great time!" Anne Naso chalked up another Landis won fifth place about a was a lot of dust on the back two flat tires, and lost a cylin-John McComb had some major victory and a first place win in minute and a half later in car side. We didn't have any prob-der, on his way to the third problems on Lap 2 in #708, car #1169, getting around the #1171, in 4:58:43 at 23.9 mph. !ems ... just gas-n-go." Go, they place win. "The course was but got it fixed and to the fin-course for the required three Robert Henderson had some did, completing the required rough and choppy, and we had ish line and the checkered flag laps in 4:05:35 at 29.1 mph. major problems on Lap 2 in car four laps in 4:00: 17 at 39. 7 zero visibility in the dust. It in 6:50:05 at 29.0 mph. Good "This was· the most miles I've #1119 (4:32:54 at 8.7 mph), but mph, for the first place win in was bad", said Avila. Over the enough for second place in ever driven", said Naso. "Lap 1 still got it to the finish line for class; and over 20 minutes whoops and down through the class for the day. Nice come-was rough, Lap 2 was a blast, and the checkered flag and the sixth ahead of the next finisher. Fox dust, to the finish line we go -back. Kevin Shain called it Lap 3 was brutal. It was cold out place win; in 7:35:51 at 15. 7 also won the Fast Lap honors 4:27:20 at 35.6 mph. Steve quits in #847 and DNF'd after there, but it was fun! We we're mph. I didn't hear no phat lady on Lap 2 at 41. 6 mph, in Rose got to the checkered flag Lap 2. laughing so hard the whole race" singin'. · 0:57:50. in 5: 12:08 at 30.5 mph in truck CLASS 1450: (shivers). Naso also won Fast Lap So I'm thawed out now. Just Eduardo Gonzalez, from #729 for the fourth place win Four laps; seven entries, five honors on Lap 1, and 2, doing in time for another race, some-Lucerne Valley, CA and his co-in class. Karl Stokes got the sta,rters, two finishers, three both rounds at 29.5 mph. Nice where. I wonder if all these long-driver brother, Eric, started fifth place win in truck #747, DNFs, zero DNS. Cameron win, again. johns, and gloves, and ear muffs, second in line at the green flag getting the checkered flag in Sinohu, and co-driver Chris Gema Ptasinski from and warm socks are tax in truck #739, and had moved 7:01:38 at 22.6 mph. White, got to the checkered flag Glendora, CA, and co-driver Ja-deductibles? The boss just up into first place at the end CLASS 1400, CLASS 3, in 5:17:31 to win first place in son Cepielek, won second place laughed when I declared them of Lap l. Gonzalez got passed CLASS 7, CLASS 8. class in truck #1470 at 30.0 in class in car #1188, getting to on my expense account. 'Warm on Lap 2 by #723, and fell back Unlimited/Ultra Trucks: mph. This was Sinohu's second the checkered flag in 4:25:26 at winter clothes, for the desert? into second position for the This was a combined class. race in his '95 Toyota Tundra 26.9 mph. "This was a rough Yea, right!' Go figure, but the rest of the day. His other Five laps; six entries, three TlO0. Shawn Walters had some race", Ptasinski said, "Lots of short answer is: yep. Who could brother Jose, was The pit crew starters, two finishers, one major down time on Laps 1 and rocks. We didn't have any prob-imagine. ~hQ:!&: for the 3 Guys Auto Wrecking DNF, three DNS. John Ford Ranger. Gonzalez got McComb got the starting pole Dave Girdner ran trouble free and he ran fast, he took the Class 1600 win with 17 minutes in hand at the checkers. Tom Koch was racing for the Class 1 win but a long last lap dropped him into the fourth place finishing position. Dusty Times TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. cangrat:11 ns Avl 250 Tim Undsav /1171 1st Class I -1st 011erall 6th SNORE 011erall Points av,on Zlglar Randy.lanes 3rd 1600 BaJa 1GDD Arturo/Abel Velazco • stevecruz 3rd 1600 M.O.R.E F&L Toys • Tats 2GD .ID Ward /11CID9 1st Class 10 Johnny au,ns /1985 2ndClass9 ~en Tolbert /1578 2nd Class 5-IIIOO 1st 2W S·IIIOO Cllamplonslllp Tommy Craig /11&22 •rd Class IIIOO congratulations to all Wide Open Baja Challenge Participants TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF nELD 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 81.._....8-2739 April 2007 Page 25

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LAJ2C: 75TH IIALLY MONTE CARLO Laell/Cltraen Win • BY MARTIN HOLMES PHOTOS: MAURICE SELDEN Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to a great win at Monte Carlo, seen here before an admiring crowd. Twenty years ago the brand new Lancia Delta HF 4WD led all the way and won the Rallye Monte Carlo with a resounding 1-2 victory. Now Citroen has done it again! On the world de-but of Citroen's second genera-tion World Rally Car, Sebastien Loeb scored his fourth win on this event, equalling the achieve-ment of Tommi Makinen and Walter Rohr!. Dani Sordo's similar car was second ahead of last year's winner, Marcus Gronholm. Full of ideas both revolutionary and retrospective, this event eased itself out of many modern formalities and unashamedly sought to portray the Monte Carlo traditions as closely as current conditions al-lowed. Amazingly popular with fans, this was largely the answer to the cries of those who han-kered after olden times, though climatic changes meant that the event's greatest character, the winter weather, was absent. Back to the past -and maybe the future as well? There was a major touch of nostalgia about the 75th anniversary Rallye Au-tomobile Monte Carlo. For a start, the epicentre of the rally was now Valence, some 400km northeast of the Principality and last visited by the event in 1997. Indeed with all the orthodox stages run in the Vercors and Ardeche regions of France, hardly anything happened in the Principality at all, apart from the final stage held on the Sunday after a free transit section which took competitors on Saturday night down to Monte Carlo. There were two fully night time closed-road stages, something that is nowadays very rare and normally featured only on Swed-ish rallies, and these were held on the Thursday evening! Brought up to date, there were other novelties. This was the first world championship rally since Japan 2004 not to have a category for either the Production Car or Junior world championship drivers, there was the use of the new style Remote Service Zones. Two of these held Page 26 on the Friday at the same loca-tion at Vals-les-Bains. Special consent was granted to allow a shorter total stage distance than the championship regulatory 340-360km, making this the shortest world championship in terms of stage distance ever held. The change of location meant a shift in the traditional world rally schedule, as recce started on the Monday, and the event ended mid-Sunday morning. The event, however, remained the oldest event in the FIA World Rally Championship and the only one never to have changed its official name. It is still the only winter time asphalt rally in the world championship and the only world champion-ship rally run virtually entirely in a foreign country. There was certainly a new at-mosphere. Only one top driver had ever rallied in the Ardeche region before -this was Manfred Stohl, who finished third in Group N on the 12997 event. Although the Ardeche was new to Loeb there was somebody close to him who had driven these stages -his co-driver, Daniel Elena. In 1997, Elena drove a car in the amateur "Prince Albert" section of the rally. Marcus Gronholm admit-ted he had been there before, several times in fact, as an ice note d r·iver for various cel-ebrated Finnish drivers of the era. "I learned a lot from doing that work, but I really do not remember a thing about the stages themselves!" The seven day week format meant that Wednesday was a much more relaxed day, but all the time one wondered if the spirit of 1997 could ever be ex-perienced again. The weather was different. There was little in the way of the traditional snow, ice, fog or rain. Once again Rallye Monte Carlo was going to miss the classic elements. The Classic Rally, due to run shortly afterwards, was however ex-pected to have the full climatic drama. And there was uncer-tainty for the teams. Citroen were nervously waiting to know if the C4 was everything it was designed to be and, even more anxiously, whether Sebastien Loeb who had not rallied in the past four months, would be fully fit. Loeb had dominated the past four Monte Carlo Rallies and won the last three: would he be capable of a fourth victory? On a technical front, would the new rules further limiting the avail-ability to use different engines, and meaning that the engines which started this event had to be capable to running on two more events, have an effect. And for the organisers, there were two worries. Could they handle the huge crowds which were an-ticipated? The stages were within short driving distance of Lyon, France's second largest inhab-ited region. And if the condi-tions remained clear of ice and snow, which in fact they were, just how fast would the cars be in 2007? The fastest stage of the - rally was expected to be the first, St. Jean-en-Royans. The record time stood from 19 years previ-ously, in the early days of the Group A formula, when Yves Loubet's time in a Lancia was at an average of 115kph. The only new car model on the event was the Citroen C4 WRC, homolo-gated 1st January. Ford came with two new 2006 version Fo-cuses, the model which they planned to use for the first part of the season. The OMV Kronos team were the first team to avail themselves of the new rule -an MT team can enter additional events with a single car and score points, which is what Stohl was doing on this occasion. Subaru continue to run 2006 version lmprezas until the new model appears in Mexico and they were running with BF Goodrich instead of Pirelli tyres, indeed virtually every car in the event was using Michelin group tyres. Nine cars were eligible for world championship points. Two works-run Mitsubishis were present in a non-championship capacity, privately funded by the drivers (Toni Gardemeister and April 2007 Olivier Burri and Fabrice Gordon took the Group N win at Monte Carlo, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. Xavier· Pons) after plans had to be extensively changed at short notice the week before the event. Even in its new reduced size format, the spirit of Rallye Monte Carlo remained. Alain Pellerey driving the same Citroen Saxo Kit Car in which he finished highest placed 1600cc car on the 1998 event! And for the French gravel cham-pion Jean-Marie Cuoq, this was a chance of a lifetime, "I live there. I drive the stages every day. I know the name of every blade of grass in the Ardeche!" The Shakedown was exciting. The BP-Fords, of Gronholm and Hirvonen, and the Citroen of Loeb separated by just a tenth of a second over the 5.5k long stage, with H irvonen the fastest, in conditions which were damp and slippery,. Manfred Stohl was fourth ahead of the Subarus of Petter Solberg and · Chris Atkinson. But it did not last long. After a while the stage was stopped on account of the num-ber of spectators lining the route. Hopefully that was not to be a portend. Leg 1 2 Stages, asphalt, 46.4kms. As the ·rally set off from the centre of Valence it was clear that it was in for a dry tiine and fast driving. On the first stage there was a mixture of dry and humid surfaces, and on the sec-ond stage it was a greasy mixture with dirt as well. Fastest time on the first stage was made by l.,oeb at a record 122.42kph average for this stage. He had chosen a harder compound for this loop of stages than his rivals, while his teammate Dani Sordo and Marcus Gronholm took turns to make second best time. Gronholm had difficulty getting the best available grip out of his tyres, Hirvonen was happy with his time, considering it had been so long since he had rallied at night. For Citroen the truth was out, their anxieties had no foun-dations. Sordo told friends that he found the car really easy to drive, even though he had the same compound tyres as the Fords. At the end of the evening run, Citroen were 1-2, Fords 3-4 and Subaru 5-6. Petter Solberg reckoned he had taken things too easy on the second stage while Chris Atkinson was content, this being his first rally on asphalt with an '06 model (passive) car. Stohl was close behind Atkinson de-spite a broken mousse on Stage 1 and suffering loss of brakes ("down to the floor") on the sec-ond. Toni Gardemeister stated he had gone carefully while Xavier Pons was finding his way, this being the first time he had driven the Mitsubishi WRC in earnest. In Group N Olivier Burri (Subaru) was 1.8 seconds ahead of Andreas Aigner (Mitsubishi), while leading the 1600cc category was the veteran Alain Pellerey in his old Saxo Kit Car, 7.4 seconds in front of Mar-tin Prokop's Super 1600 C2. Leg 2 Six stages, asphalt, 150.62kms. Before daylight the rally started off again from Valence, heading this time for more clas-sic stages such as Antraigues, Burzet and St. Martial, which were tackled as two loops firstly in the morning then again in the afternoon. Only one crew had retired while another crew had restarted running under SupeRally ruks. Al-though only two stages had so far been run, Friday counted as the second leg, so the top cars were run in reverse order. The novelty of the day was the Remote Service Parks where cars passed through after the first long stage of each loop,. There was only limited opportunity for repairs, and ba-sically the rally cars had to carry any spare parts that needed to be used. This facility was in ad-dition to the traditional midday service in Valence, but it meant that for the six stages of the day there were, in one form or an-other, no fewer than five service points. Stage 3 (also run as Stage 6) was 46km long (this one stage exceeding the total competitive distance of the final leg of Ar-gentina in 2006!), and used a combination of roads which started from St. Pierreville and then joined the traditional road to Antraigues. The surfaces were again a mixture of damp and dry. There were good times by Sordo and Gardemeister, despite saying their tyres were too hard. There were bad times (but still second fastest, though 16.2 seconds be-hind his teammate) for Loeb (tyres too hard) and Petter (again too hard) and no time for Pons whose Mitsubishi came to a stop in mid stage with gearbox fail-ure. After the first three stages of the rally, 92km had been cov-ered and Loeb was 7. 7 seconds in front of Sardo, with Gronholm now over a quarter minute behind. After five stages, Citroens had won every stage, Loeb was lying 6 .6 seconds ahead of his teammate Sordo and Gronholm had dropped to almost a half minute behind the leader. Listening to the drivers when Dusty Times

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they arrived back at Valence for the midday service, the talk was all to do with tyres. Loeb had taken the same type as Sordo but whereas they worked well for the Spaniard the World Champion had struggled to get heat into them on Stage 3. Atkinson was a gainer in the morning as was Gardemeister, despite clipping a bridge and damaging a wheel on Stage 4. The main drama so far, however, had befallen Gronholm. After 18km of Stage 3 the gear selectors started to fail, and when the car eventually reached the end of Stage 5 it had struck in third. Added to this co-driver Timo Rautiainen was feel-ing far from well. The BP-Ford team changed the gearbox at ser-vice. Jan Kopecky (Skoda) fell back a bit on account of the sur-feit of uphill stages and also a broken mousse. Hirvonen fell back further after he lost confi-dence with the car on Stage 3 sensing the suspension was too soft. Henning Solbert was not going too well at all, "taking it easy", he said a little unconvincingly, while fellow Stobart team driver Wilson had the unpleasant experience of stone throwing which cracked the glass in his driver's door win-dow. Jari-Matti Latvala was hap-pier and was highest placed driver in his team. Battling for the honour of the top non-M team driver were the MT driver Manfred Stohl and the non-champio nship driver Toni Gardemeister, the former 2.1 seconds ahead at the midday ser-vice. On Stage 6, th e first of the afternoon, Stohl had more brake trouble. "Yesterday the brakes suddenly disappeared then sud-denly came back again. Not this time." He dropped from fifth to seventh. Through the afternoon the Citroen C4 steamroller con-tinued on its way. On the long Stage 6 their times were over one minute quicker than in the morning. In Group N second placed Andreas Aigner lost four minutes having to change a flat tyre on Stage 3, leaving Olivier Burri two minutes ahead of his closest rival, while Pellerey in the Saxo stopped with gearbox trouble, when leading the class. Prokop inherited the A6 lead ahead of Luca Betti's Clio Sl600 car, which was running o n Pirelli tyres. The battles at the head of the field were now stabilising as the rally passed into Friday after-noon. The only top driver in trouble was Stohl. The reason for his brakes trouble today was not connected with the evening before: instead, it was due to spinning and touching a wall, damaging the front of the car and the front right brake over-heating for lack of cooling air. By the end of the leg he was down to 11th place but still ahead of Henning Solberg and therefore in the team champion-ship points. Henning still had problems with his brakes, par-ticularly on the long Stage 6. Matthew Wilson had a bumper lamp fall of the front of the car which in the darkness was a problem. Stobart team leader Latvala had launch control trouble and stalled at the start of Stage 7. Going well was Gardemeister, joking about his sponsor Pikavippi which Dusty Times Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti were second overall in their Citroen C4, seen here reacting to cheering thousands. Jan Kopecky and Filip Schovanek drove their Skoda Fabia to an eighth overall finish, seen here in the picturesque countryside. specialise in high interest, fast release financial loans, just the thing for a team which had sud-denly lost its sponsor! Atkinson was secure in fourth having lost some time in the darkness after having earlier changed the ride height and found the lamps needed realigning. 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Marcus Granholm finished third overall at Monte Carlo, he's seen Jean-Marie Couq and David Marty were the ninth place finishers A fifth overall finish went to Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, here in his Ford Focus RS running through town. at Monte, seen here in their Peugeot 307. they're seen here in their Ford Focus RS. A first off the podium finish went to Chris Atkinson and Glenn Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkenen finished seventh overall Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek finished 18th overall at Monte Macneal/, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. at Monte Carlo, seen here in their Mitsubishi Lancer. Carlo, they're seen here in their Citroen C2. reserved tyres which for these rally reached St. Bonnet and year (when he drove the privately to Monaco while the underprivi-the championship teams would conditions were hard enough. there was a surprise. For the first run Xsara), and that is encour-leged were taken by road. Mean-have the same disadvantage, so Eamonn Boland struggled time a Citroen was not the fast-aging." With the final lap of the while, after servicing, the rally how much fairer can motorsport through most of the day without est! Instead, quickest was Chris Ardeche stages to run, H irvonen cars were loaded on to trailers be? Fourth place was going to be fourth and fifth gears. The Atkinson who showed how was 8.9 seconds behind the Aus-and taken the 400km of A7 and-decided in Monte Carlo by driv-Citroens were uncatchable, their much he enjoyed the faster tralian. Petter Solberg was now A8 auto routes to Monaco ready ers sliding round the course on only blem.ish in the cars being stages. SWRT Team Manager, up to sixth in front of for the final 2.8km stage round tyres never designed for those when Loeb damaged the site sill Paul Howarth explained, "We Gardemeister, who was slowed the harbour on Sunday morn-conditions. Theories that priva-of his car when he touched a are still finding out the way to by brake problems in the non-ing. No servicing was allowed in teers on racing tyres would run wall on Stage 6. Sordo, ho"'{ever, work with BF Goodrich. Chris championship Mitsubishi. Run-Monaco. Tyres had to be fitted rings round the world champi-was really enjoying himself, "We felt nervous on the slower stages ning further back, Pons was in Valence, with no provision onship cars on their winter tyres are sampling the full enjoyment when he sensed the tyres were happy to be gaining more expe-for making changes to tyres if were unfounded. Atkinson made of the Monte Carlo Rally, it's not so stable, but he went well rience of the stages. the weather changed overnight. another faster time taking a full great!" this time." Atkinson then lost On the second run through Was this to be a lottery? No, the second off Hirvonen, and in Leg 3 some time on Stage 9, when he the northern Ardeche stages organisers decided that all the that way gained fourth place 7 Stages, asphalt, 131.52kms. stalled at a hairpin, but the Hirvonen made fastest time on world championship teams had overall by just 0.2 seconds. 0th-Only two crews had a ban-greatest mystery came on the the first stage, which got him up to use the same tyres, of the win-erwise it was a rather light-cloned the race so far plus one road section after Stage 10, to fourth. Atkinson was fastest ter pattern which had been au-hearted climax to a most extraor-unlucky driver (caught without when the team discovered a again at St. Bonnet, which got thorized for the normal rally in dinary event. The 75th Rallye fire proof underclothes), who driveshaft was loose. Had Chris him back ahead of Hirvonen. case of bad weather. Snow in Monte Carlo certainly lived up had been excluded. Xavier Pons actually gained best time in a Latvala's hopes of creeping in to Monaco, does that sound right? to its expectations. But good or was on the road again, it seemed three-wheel drive car? The team the Driver's points zone ended No, the argument was that all bad? Who knows. l.n./2C::: his gearbox problem had hap-denied that. "The driveshaft was on the last of the Ardeche stages pened when he went off the road loose, that was all", was the ex-when he hit a wall. He lost two and he did not realise he needed planation. The biggest story minutes which dropped him to use the manual gearshift to about Stage 10 was that from ninth to 11th, but the car get going again. The weather in Atkinson's teammate Petter was withdrawn when he got back the Ardeche was again splendid, Solberg went off the road at high to Valence on account of a dam-though the early runners had to speed . Co-driver Phil Mills said, aged roll cage. "It was a medium tackle the first stage in the dark. "We were so lucky. We had been left bend but we did not know For the rest of the day there were going. at 200kph in the forest about the gravel on the corner!" clear blue skies with the itiner-part of the road. We got the rear The race for fourth place was ary including the famous St. tyres sliding on some gravel and still on as Hirvonen finished Bonnet-le-Froid stage. Still in slid into a ditch but happily Stage 14 just 0.8 second ahead trouble was Manfred Stohl with nothing was there. Mind you, it of Atkinson. Hirvonen: "We his brakes, it had been necessary is time we had some luck!" found we were better than to change the front calipers back Solberg was still suffering from Atkinson when it was messy and to those he had used on the first the disastrous time loss he suf-slippery. My co-driver Jarmo leg. The spirit at Ford was that fered on Stage 3 after his wrong Lehtinen said he never thought the fight had gone out of the tyre choice. Chez Citroen, Loeb he would prefer messy stages." event when Gronholm had his admitted he had been a little too No problems for Loeb. Sordo gearshift troubles and that a se-cautious in St. Bonnet (7.3 sec-stalled at the stage of Stage 1 4 cure third place, on an event on onds slower than Atkinson), and while Gronholm hit a wall and which the team seldom did well, Sordo confessed it had been badly broke a wheel which luck-was all they could expect. The more damp than expected. The ily held intact until the end of big question was the second Ford team had long since given the stage. Atkinson again made stage of the three stage loop, St. up aspirations of beating the best time at St. Jean this time 10 Bonnet. Exactly how fast would Citroens on their home ground seconds faster than in the morn-this stage be? Run in daylight, and were hoping the developing ing, at 124kph average. Stohl's would it be quicker than St. Jean battle between Atkinson and brakes were better, but he now (Stage 1) had been in the dark? Hirvonen would eventually go in had no confidence in the car. First car on the road today favour of the Finn. After two Petter Solberg was playing the was Eamonn Boland's Focus, on stage wins in the morning by split time game with which the transmission had Hirvonen and then Atkinson, Gardemeister, the Subaru team been changed overnight and the each of the three Manufacturer carefully monitoring exactly how driver was happy again. Henning Teams now had something to fast the Mitsubishi was going had a spin on St. Bonnet. shout about, and third placed and their driver reacting accord-Kopecky held eighth place Gronholm was not too de-ingly. though he sensed his Skoda pressed. "Actually, I think I have The main part of the rally was lacked power at higher altitudes. been closer in speed to Loeb on now over. The privileged drivers It was daylight for all when the these stages than we were last were taken by helicopter down Page 28 April 2007 75th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo (MC) Valence-Monte Carlo 18/21.01.2007 WCR round 1 WC points WR WO 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena FIMC Citroen C4 WRC 733DYN78 (F) 3h.10m.27.4s. 10 10 2 (2) Daniel SORDOIMarc Marti E 738DYN78 (F) 3h.11m.05.6s. 8 8 Citroen C4 WRC 3 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EJ56FZV (GB) 3h.11 m.50.2s. 6 6 4 (8) Chris ATKINSON/Glenn Macneal! AUS Subaru lmpreza WRC FT55SRT (GB) 3h.12m.55.5s. 5 5 5 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EJ56FZB (GB) 3h.12m.55.7s. 4 4 6 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru lmpreza WRC HT55SRT (GB) 3h.13m.39.4s. 3 3 7 (26) Toni GardemeisterlJakke Honkanen FIN Mitsubishi Lancer WRC KN04VVMC (GB) 3h.14m.05.5s. - 2 8 (18) Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek CZ Skoda Fabia WRC 11R0002 (CZ) 3h.15m.06.8s. - 1 9 (21) Jean-Marie Cuoq/David Marty F 6564MY70 (F) 3h.16m.27.1s. -10 (5) Manfred STOHUllka Minor 596DYS78 (F) 3h.17m.04.7s. 2 Other important finishers 11 (19) Gareth MacHale/Paul Nagel EJ02KMU (GB) 3h.21m.38.0s. -A IRL Peugeot307 WRC Citroen Xsara WRC Ford Focus WRC 12 (16) Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 3h.23m.38.4s. -14 (10) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU55CNX (GB) 3h.25m.11.9s. 1 15 (20) Eamonn Boland/Francis Regan IRL Ford Focus RS WRC R55OTH (GB) 3h.31m.39.1s. -17 (75) Olivier Burri/Fabrice Gordon CH/F Subaru lmpreza N NE150006 (CH) 3h.32m.56.6s.+ -18 (67) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek S1600 2J3 8401 (CZ) 3h.35m.08.1 s.* -25 (27) Xavier Pons/Xavier Amigo E WRC KN04VVMD (GB) 3h.45m.39.9s.(6) CZ Citroen C2 Mitsubishi Lancer 47 starters. 39 finishers. Event not qualifying for PCWRC or JRC. +Group N winner. *S1600 winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED ORNER. (Missed stages or road sections) VVinner's average speed over stages 103.S0kph (record). Dusty Times

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<§ODD AWARDS BANOUET Lots Df Trophies And cash BY BYRLE MOORE Leo and Alex Navarette were racing at Laughlin, their very proud father accepted their trophy and a bit of money. On the Baja, and elsewhere in Mexico, they call it la Premiacion. North of the border, it can be an Awards Banquet, or an Awards Presentation, or even a party. On the Baja, CODE's version, must needs by, called a Festivo, or one of the many variations on the word festivo. CODE had the tro-phies, they had the winners, they had the speeches, they had a 15 piece band and multiple singers, soloists and groups. They had a re-ally good polio main course, there The big 2006 season winner in Class 11 was Mario Elores, he's seen here happily holding his trophy and a nice check. Page 30 was dancing, and of course, lots of cervesa. (See one of the many toasts, in one of the fotos, in this story.) Hosted by CODE ad Tecate in the beautiful Salon Colonial at the Colonial Hotel in Mexicali, the party started about 8 p.m. and lasted until the last participant made it to their room or to their homes, if they were local. I'm sure that anyone from out of town, or close by, had designated drivers, since it has been reported that ev-They should be smiling but it was a great day for Erique and Eric Avalos, first place in 5-1600, seen here with a friend. erybody had made it back home by sometime Monday morning. 2006 was a very good year for the CODE people and the culmi-nation of that year was the awards ceremony. There were, of course, all the class winners, but too, there were awards to many of the support persons without whom none of the races would have been as successful. Inspection people, road crossing persons, course monitors, checkpoint personnel, there would not have been a sea-It was a good year for Arturo Honold, he took the honors in Class 12, he's seen here with his trophy and a check. April 2007 The big winners in Class 1, Armando Bravo and his son, Armando Jr., seen here with a very happy sponsor. Roma Racing took the honors of first in Class 14 and Sportsman Overall Champion, accepting was Arturo Rodriguez. son, let alone one as successful as this one was without all those other helpers. Special guests and attendees represented Tecate, local televi-sion and, of course, the Presidente (mayor) from Mexicali CP Samuel Ramos Flores, who thanked CODE and all of the par-Rene Cuevas won the Class 7 title, co-drivers Nacho Pereda and Chuyin Bustamante picked up the hardware. ticipants. Lam. Jorge Mendizabal and Lie Bernardo De La Fuente, represented the Cerverceria Tecate. Lie. Sergio Ramirez Preciado represented Televisa Mexico and the President and Di-rector of COTUCO Mexicali, Lie. Victot Rodriguez Silva and Lie. The big winner in MC/Sportsman was the Tractor Racing Team, Juan Carlos Rivera picked up the hardware. Dusty Times

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Taking home all the marbles in Class 18 was Gabriel Lara, The big winner in the Safari Class was Manuel Delgado, he's he's seen here with his trophy and he is one happy fella. seen here accepting his award for a great 2006 season. First in Class and First Overall Pro-Bike was Rudy lribe, his smile represents all the hard miles he rode in 2006. Daniel Mohedano Lopez were lribe was the MC/Pro Overall among the persons who handed Champion with 93 points. Rob-out the various trophies and ert Quinn took second with 63 plaques and checks. COTUCO is points. Twenty-three others had at the Chamber of Commerce in least one entry. Mexicali and the entire city seems In the Sportsman M/C Juan to back COD E's efforts at produc-Carlos Rivera was first, Francisco ing their successful racing season. Javier Landeros was second and As stated, things got underway Alfredo Ascolani was third. There around eight o'clock but the first were 49 other contenders with at awards were not handed out un- least one or more races entered. til almost eleven. Guess what? The Quad class is also called Nearly everybody stayed around ATV and in the Pro ranks Rene for the Overall award presenta-Montano came out on top with tion, sometime after midnight, 73 points. Second was Christian and others stayed and partied the Valles with 65 points and the rest of the night away afterwards. third spot went to Javier Robles Festive!!! Jr. with 52 points. Pros had 27 The class winners in all catego- signed up with at least one race. ries are as follows: All categories The Sportsman ATV class was required entry in at least three of headed by Enrique Martinez with the six races over the ear. Rodolfo 131 points, which also garnered Javier Robles was one happy fella, he collected the trophy and some money for his big win in Class 10. Page 31 him, the Sportsman Overall win. the top three all had five races out second place and Jose Quintero Travis Palmer was second with his of the six. Gabriel Lara took the finished in third with his 113 206 points and Gilberto Ramirez gold with 75 points. Second went points. All three top winners en-was third with 86 points. This to Ricardo M. Larios with his 65 tered all six races. quad class had 62 persons with at points and just two back at 63 was Class 11 was headed by Mario least one start. Everyone starts Victor Islas for third. Flores with 144 points, Juan E. some place and lots of these guys Alberto Varela took top hon-Zamarripa earned 112 points and may end up in a trophy truck ors in Class 15 with 123 points. the second spot and Jose R. someday? Carlos de los Palos was second Rodriguez finished third with 96 Now on to the cars, and trucks, with 113 points won, and Omar points. Again the top three were and buggies. Manuel Delgado Dip took third with 84 points. in all six races. There were 26 per-took the Safari class win with his There were 22 starters with at sons who attempted at least one 107 points. Heriberto Chavez was least one race in this class. race in Class 1 l. second with 86 points and Miguel There were 33 entries with at Rene Cuevas came out on top Dario finished the season with 73 least one start during 2006 in the of Class 7, with his 109 points. points. Seventeen starters with Class 14 ranks. Winner with 134 Second place went to Alex one race or more throughout the points and the Sportsman Over- Almaraz with 71 and Perry McNeil year. all winner was Arturo Rodriguez. Class 18 had 16 starters and Hector Perez had 125 points for Continued next page W4!' ear,y a J'uU M!lection o,: WELD•ON•TABS WELD•ON•BUNGS IEIMS & ROD ENDS .3054 .S: VALLEYM'EM'BLVD-LA.S VEGA~ JVv. B9IOZ 7E'L: 7tl.1.Z-B7 l-49, I FAX: .702-87 1-52'2 I April 2007 B ~ [CNCJ ~ SACa OftF!o.o @) (SHOEI) IPJl!l!:tl ~ II -Dusty Times

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ended up in third with 50 points. McNeil started and finished only four races. There were another 11 participants in class over the year. Forty-four different persons signed up to race in Class 1/2-1600 and Leo Navarrete was this year's winner and overall winner in the Pro ranks earning 170 points over six races. Jorge Sanchez was second with 152 points and Jose Julian Machado was third with his 137 points. Only Sanchez of the top three wasn't a finisher in all six races. Pedro de la Vega earned 78 points in Class 7S and won the gold Sergio Duran was second with 54 points and Alberto Iriarte was third with w3 points. Pedro Mercado actually earned 48 points but didn't enter the re-quired number of races over the year. There were a total of 14 en-tries in class. Class 9 had 18 entries over the year and here again the top three were entered in all six contests. Daniel Reyes came out on top with 83 points, Juan Mayoral Jr. garnered 80 points and Alonso Jaquez finished the year with 75 points. What a difference a miss~d corner or slo-pit can mean . . We had 31 drivers with at least one race in the Class 5-1600 ranks and Enrique Ava_los came out on top with his 121 earned points. Jose Montoya finished the season with 115 points and Jose Gutierrez finished with 101 points. Again the ·top three were all entered in all ·six races. Pietro Brasea ran-away with the Class 5 crown entering only five races. He to earn 83 points and the win. His clos-est challe11gei.: was Eduardo Reyes with his 44 points and second place trophy. These _guys were also· the· only two, with the re-quired number of starts. Class 8 had ten possible win-ners over the season and Juan Carlos Lopez finished at the top of the podium enough times to win the gold, with his 96 point total. Jose Sato came in second with 74 points and Beny Canela finished in third with 58 paints. Arturo Honold earned 92 points and the top prize in Class 12: His 92 p_oints beat out Scott Zimmerman who had 81 for sec-ond and Jorge in with 73 points. There were 18 persons with chances in Class 12. · · Class 10 had o-tilv three par-ticipants and ·only two of them had the required nurp.ber of races. Javier Robles won with 70 points and Jose Lopez was just two back with his 68 points earned. Armando Bravo entered five of six races and walked away, maybe ran away with the gold earning 7 5 points over the year. Bravo was also the only Class 1 entrant with the required num-ber of starts. So ends another very success-ful year for CODE and all of the participants, whether they be driv-ers or crews, or family members, or fans. If you count up the num-ber of entries in all the classes over the year, 289 cars and trucks and buggies and a 166 motorcycles and quads, and you can see what suc-cess means. Close to 100 entries average per race _and the people from CODE want to extend their thanks to all concerned. See you on the Baja in 2007. Via con Dios! Dusty Times A group shot of all the support personnel, Technical Inspectors, Checkpoint people, Road Guards, e(c. hludt e · lBe dset • Racer X EXCLUSIVE!! IOFi 1/fJW-At · CE PROD C : • Custom Tuned to YOUR Application Ove h He dset • EASY Plug & Play Installation • Noise Canceling Microphone • Hi-Ft Speakers . • Extreme Noise Canceling Mio . · • Sand, Desert & Race Applications • Carbon Fiber Finish • Carbon Fiber, Finish • Washable Cloth Ear Covers • Extreme Mio Muff ng e l Pa . • INC.REASE Your Range of Commuilioation • Perfect for Desert, Recreation or Race Teams . • HD Fiberglass Telescoping Base • High Gain Fiberglass Antenna • 50' Low Loss Coaxial Cable • WeatberproofExte:rna.l Speaker • Vertex 50 or 110 Watt R1Uiio • Compatible with Most Radios • Pyrotect & G-Force Open·Face Helmets · • Wired for Communication • Sne:11 M: & SA Rated . • Removable Interior for Cleaning .• Avail9,ble'ln Black & White "011. • 2 to 8 Person Capacities • Foam Mio Muff • Music Input with Auto Mute Technology· • Children Sizes Available • Audio Output to Camera • Optional Hi-Fi Speakers • Cell/ Sat. Phone Input • Optional Washable Ear Covers 2 Way adlo Package • Vertex 5, 25, 50 & llO Watt VHF Radio • Velcro or Hole Mount PTT Buttons • Radio Interface Cable • 1/4, 1/2 and 5/8 Wave Antennas Available • Shielded Coaxial Antenna Harness • Other Radio Interf.a.oes Available • Pyrotect & G-Foroe Helmets • Wired for Communication • Snell SA Rated • Pat8llted Air Flow Interior • "NOT a Converted Motorcycle Helmet" • Fire Resistant Removable Interior • Clear, Tinted, Amber & Iridium Shields • Available in Black & White 10815 W)leatlands Avenue. Suite K • Santee. GA 92071 619.,258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-9883 • · ~ .. April 2007 Page 33

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SND * DRIFT RALLY Pastrana Takes The Win Far Subaru TEXT & PHOTOS: ToM BucHKOE Travis Pastrana and Bjorn Edstrom, seen here at speed in their Subaru lmpreza WRX, took the Sno * drift overall win. Rally America's only winter rally of the season began with a field of 50 competitors primed to attack the 125 miles of icy roads of Montmorency county in frigid northern Michigan. With temperatures in the single dig-its, drivers and co-drivers raced through several inches of fresh snow on top of hard packed ice during the two day rally with plenty of fans at several specta-tor locations. Subaru Rally Team USA's Travis Pastrana and co-driver Bjorn Edstrom, fresh from win-ning the National Champion-ship for 2006, showed good form and patience in their 2006 Subaru WRX as they finished only six seconds ahead of Tan-ner Foust and Scott Crouch. Foust/Crouch moved up to the open class this season with a new ride, another 2006 Subaru WRX STi. Both teams took turns lead-ing the rally. The top entrants read like a who's who of rallying. Besides Pastrana and Foust, drivers like Andrew Pinker, Ken Block, Seamus Burke, Matt Iorio, Lauchlin O'Sullivan and An-drew Comrie-Picard showed up to test the roads, the weather, the cars and themselves. One of the draws was the fact that the top eight finishers in Rally America's first five events will get to participate in ESPN's Summer X Games 13 in Los Angeles next August. Even seven time nation champion Paul Choiniere entered his 2003 Hyundai Tiburon to take a chance at being included. When it was all over there was less than one minute sepa-rating the top five finishers. Twenty-six seconds behind Pastrana and Foust were Pinker and Robbie Durant followed by Choiniere and Mark Williams by less than seven seconds. Another ten seconds later came Comrie-Pica rd and Mark Goldfarb. Pastrana, Choiniere and Foust each won three of the 17 stages, followed by Pinker, Comrie-Picard and Otis Di miters/ Alan Ockwell each winning two. Of the top 16 finishers, a dozen were Subarus, with one Hyundai and three Mitsubishis. Jonathan Bottoms and Carolyn Bosley took first in Churning up quite a bit of the white stuff, Jonathan Bottoms and Carolyn Bosley took Group N honors in their Subaru WRX STi. Group N and finished tenth overall in their 2004 Subaru WRX STi. Di miters finished sec-ond in Group N after being in the overall lead after three stages. Dimiters was playing catch up after taking a long time on Stage 7 and managed to close the gap to 33.8 seconds at the end of the race. Otis looked fast all weekend and gets the prize for the most air on Stage 9. In Production GT Matthew Johnson and Jeremy Wimpey finished first and tied Foust for the fastest time on Stage 8. Patrick Moro/Mike Rossey were leading the class, but after a bad Stage 10, they dropped to fourth. Throughout the early stages Johnson/Wimpey were further down the field after a wrong tire choice. After all was done, they came out with the win, Travis Hanson/Terry Hanson got second and Justin Pritchard/Kim DeMotte got third. In the Group 5 battle, Cary Kendall/Scott Friberg finished first and Kyle Sarasin/Mikael Johansson finished second. De-spite a one minute difference, the teams seemed evenly matched as they took turns win-ning stages in Group 5. Group 2 honors were taken by Christopher Duplessis/Mar-tin Headland in a 1990 YW GTi. They finished more than 12 minutes in front of their clos-est competition in class, Adam Boullion/Phillip Boullion. Production class winners were James Robinson and Jared Vanderhoof in a 2002 Acura RSX. They were the only entry in this class. Competitors good condition for the race with temperatures ranging from single digits on Friday to the low 20s on Satur-day. Mostly overcast skies and an occasional snow shower made visibility fair to poor at times. There was one warning given to the competitors that a group of 20 elk were seen crossing Stage 10 by one of the course opener cars. Atlanta (rally headquarters) is the elk capital of Michigan. If you look at the official state highway of Michigan there is an elk symbol right where the herd was spotted. Several stages were run twice, giving the top seeded drivers a chance to experience both fresh snow covered roads and on the second time through, roads that had been polished clean by 50 rally cars. Tire choice was quite difficult with most teams scrambling at service areas to find the right ones for each stage. Both heavily siped Blizzaks and narrow Pirelli's were switched back and forth by several teams. Of the 50 starters only 27 fin-First in Production GT was the Subaru WRX of Matthew Johnson and First in Group 2 was Chris Duplessis and Martin Headland, they're seen Set up for the right hander, Carey Kendall and Scott Friberg drove their Jeremy Wimpey, seen here with the right foot buried in the floor. here in their 17 year old VW GTi. dodge SRT-4 to a really nice win in Group 5. Seen here slightly adrift, Tanner Foust and Scott Crouch finished second Across the frozen land, Otis Dimiters and Alan Ockwell drove their Acting a bit here as a snow blower, Travis and Terry Hanson drove in Open and second overall in their Subaru WRX. Subaru WRX STi to a nice second place in Group N. their Subaru lmpreza WRX to a second place finish in Production GT. Page 34 April 2007 Dusty Times 4

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Kyle Sarasin and Mikael Johansson drove theirFord Focus to a second place finish in the Group 5 contest. Almost a shadow in the dark, Adam and Philip Boullion sped their Ford Focus to a second place finish in Group 2. Fourth overall in their Hyundai Tiburon, Paul Choiniere and Mark Williams won three stages in their battle with time and snow. ished the two day national event. Stage 13 was a butt-breaking 25 miles made up from joining two stages run earlier in the day. When Pastrana, first on the course was about five miles from the finish, he encountered some snowmobiles on the road. As he approached them they speeded up in front of him in an attempt to "outrun a rally car". Travis stopped and tried to get them to leave but to no avail. H e then posted the red cross fro m the route book to the other competi-tors signaling a canceled stage. When he got to the finish con-trol Pastrana informed the o rga-nizers what had happened and they radioed the start control to transit the rest of the cars. By now 31 cars were o n the stage at speed. The snowmobiles refused to leave until the Montmorency county sheriff showed up and the sleds disappeared. The rest of the competitors transited the stage behind Med Sweep. The stage was canceled and no scores were given to anyone. Pastrana's teammates Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino ended up in sixth overall after winning one stage and coming in second in a couple of others by just seconds. Travis had dam-aged his light pod on a transit on Friday and had no lights to fit on his #199 WRX Sti. He drove Stage 4 in ·the dark with just his headlights but still man-aged to finish the stage in third place, ten seconds behind Choiniere who beat Block by .2 seconds. At the final service on Saturday it was time to fit the light pods so Block gave his lights to Travis to secure the team win. 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M~Q&~! AWARDS Ta•••• Wins Class 9 And Dva,all TEXT & PHOTOS: ALAN P. MADDEN A young man going a long way, Corey Torres is the MORE Class 9 Champion, as well as the Overall Points winner in MORE. On Sunday, January 7th, 2007 the MORE racing family gathered at Rosita's Mexican Cantina on Main Street in beautiful downtown Barstow to celebrate the end of the 2006 MORE racing season and to award the trophies to all the winners. A wonderful Mexican buffet with all the traditional cuisine was served which included co-pious amounts of excellent chips and salsa on every table. Before the start of the awards, the master of ceremo-nies, Jim Clements took a few minutes to talk about where MORE is going in the next year. MORE is trying to reduce the time racers spend standing in line to register fo r a race. Last year racers were able to pre-register on the "Race Talk"· board at the MORE website. The Class 10 Champion in the MORE 2006 Series was Sean Dunn seen here with his son who is just waiting to drive that car. Below: Just a wee bit surprised, Donald Harper was named Person Of The Year, seen here admiring part of his award. This year Jim introduced "more" changes. His or-ganizations is issuing new identification cards. The new credit card will facilitate processing of the dreaded "paperwork" at contingency. Also you will only have to sign the liability waiver once a year instead of at each race. The waiver is the same as in previous years except there is an additional clause that states that the form is valid for the whole 2007 racing season. The very popujar and successful Powder Puff race will run again this year in October at Ridgecrest, CA. There are a number of all women teams planning to race the whole 2007 season. Jim Clements is also planning some other races, which may include a short course race and a su-per long 400 or 500 mile race. But details have yet to be worked out. There are also rumors that MORE may try to buy some desert land to develop into an off road course. As additional information is available it will be published in the Dusty Times. To kick off the ceremonies, Greg Crew frl">m Lucas Oil Products raffled off t-shirts, hats and Lucas Oil products. At various times during the afternoon, Greg would raffle off more Lucas Oil "goodies". He also held special drawings for the $50 gift certificates for those racers that had bought Lucas products over the past year. To start the awards, Jim awarded two special awards. The first award went to Kartec as "Vendor of the Year" for all their generous support of MORE, the othe r race organizations, and the off road community. The next special award went to the "Person of the Year", Donald Harper of ARTS, All Race Tech and Safety. Although Donald does not work for MORE, he is at every race and is al-ways willing to help the MORE organization. If they have a problem, Donald always is willing to lend a hand. The overall winner in points for the 2006 season was Corey Torres with a total of 261 points. Corey also took first place in Class 9. On December 26th Corey Torres received Anne Naso had a great year, she was the victor in the Class 1100 Rick Wilcoxon culminates the 2006 season with a hard won trophy Lorenzo Rodriguez was the big season overall winner in Class 1600 year long contest, seen here giving her acceptance speech. and a check, Rick is the Class 1 champion. as well as being second overall in season points. A nice Class 1450 Championship went to Eric Fiorino, obviously a Looking very somber here, Gene Wilson accepted his award as the Billy Worthing (L), and Ken Tolbert celebrate their Class 5-1600 very happy fella at the MORE awards Class 1300 Champion at the MORE awards. season victory, a pair of happy guys. Page 36 April 2007 Dusty Times II

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Second place winners in the Class 1 contest were Jennifer Clemison Ken Keegal was the second place finisher in the 2006 MORE Class Third place in Class 5-1600 went to Raul Solano (LI and Richard and her husband, seen here accepting the award. _7_S_p~o~in_t_s_ra_c_e_._~~~~------~---~-~~ Garavito, seen here as two happy guys. a late Christmas present when 12th place overall. Greg Crew Bob Schreiner won first In Class 1450 Eric Foirino Anne Naso won Class 11 Jim Clements announced, after finished third in class and tied place in Class 1400 with 149 won top honors with 133 with 109 points. Second in a review of all races, a one for 14th overall. points. Dave Fisher took third points. Shawn Walter finished Class 11 was Gina Ptsinski point error was discovered in Andrea (Stretch) Gowland in class with 50 points and second with 117 points and with 97 points and Ed the results of the Ball Out 250 took home the Class 3 win with Chris Russell finished third Ryan Dowe grabbed third place Mahoney was third with 26 race. This one point error 22 points. with 45 points. with 86 points. points. J!!~Q~.b added one extra point to the total for Corey which gave him a one point victory over second place winner Lorenzo Rodriguez. Ron Rash finished second in C lass 9 with a total 194 points, which also earned Ron a tie for fourth place in overall points. Harry Dunne took home third place in class with 177 points and 11th in overall points. Lorenzo Rodriguez took home the second ce overall for the 2006 season. In addi-tion Lorenzo also took first place in Class 21600 with a to-tal of 260 points. Curt Geer won second place in Class 1600 and third place in overall points with a total of 238 points. Mike Ward won third place honors and tied for 18th in overall points. In Class 1, Rick Wilcoxson won first place honors and tied for fourth place overall with 194 points. Jennifer Clemison finished second in Class 1 and ninth overall with 180 points. Mike Pacewiczh took third place and finished 13th overall. In Class 5, Shad Kennedy took the checkered flag for first with 157 points and tied for 18th overall. Chris Bowman re-ceived the honors for second place in Class 5 with 148 points. John Criswell earned third place with 148 points. Sean Dunn won Class l0's top honors with 191 points. This win placed Sean in sixth place in overall points. Mike McGee finished second in Class 10 with 176 points, which earned him 10th place in over-all points. Jim Gledhill re-ceived third place in Class 10 with 106 points. In only his second year of racing, Ken Tolbert won Class 5-1600 top honors with a total of 185 points. Ken also placed ' eigdhth1 in over1all points. Sech-... ,,_._:"!,..,,::::~¢'',,, on p ace in C ass 5-1600 wit ,,,,-162 points and tied for 14th place overall. Richard Garavito, in only his first year of racing, won third place in Class 5-1600. Class 7 honors went to John McComb with only one race for a total of 23 points. Joe Patelli won Class 8 with 56 points. .. Class 1300 top honors went to Gene Wilson with 186 points, which also earned him seventh in overall points. Bob Jordon won second place in Class 1300 with 172 points and Dusty Times / to have :,our Rhino blaze past everyone on the trail? Then Eiet it up ,H.jh Fa'bt'ech' s new Long Travel~ system. 'Tb,at:s r~e,t, ""'Fa}!'~cb. 'tue's their race fabrication skUls and deliv~rs a h;itt' ATV Long ·Travel system. with the l~en, it YO'\I. wau'id expecJ. Front and :rear ch:romoly u· with u.niballs and 'heims controlled by :Q.i Coilover rac~ shocks will make your Rhino run never before. . all the tech on the ,:eb---www.fabtechrhino. com • 13" o:i:-· Functional wheel tr • 1,25 -0~ 4130 Chromoly Cont .~4340 Heat treat axle sha~t, tirt Logic 2,0 Resi Ra 0ei&ilovers Increased track ,lidth wheelbase for greater stab11 · April 2007 Page 37

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--l.AJ2C: 56TH UDDEHOLM SWEDISH RALLY Granholm/Ford Win In Sweden Marcus Granholm and Tino Rautiainen drove through the bitter cold and snow to a Ford Focus RS victory, seen here first overall in Sweden. Marcus Gronholm scored his fifth win on a very cold Swedish Rally and Ford neatly avenged their defeat at the.hands of the Citroens in Monte Carlo. Follow-ing Marcus' win the weekend be-fore in Ireland he has won two rallies in successive weekends, and now waits for the chance of a third win when the team to the linked event in Norway ... Sebastien Loeb finished second, retaining a one-point, lead in the World Drivers' series while the one point gained by his teammate Dani Sardo kept the Citroen Total team one point ahead of BP-Ford in the Manufacturers' Series. Early leader Petter Solberg went off the road and the car was withdrawn during the event, be-ing saved for the next weekend's Norway Rally. This was also the first round of the PCWRC, where eventually the results showed guest driver Oscar Svedlund the winner in the cat-egory and in Group N, but only after Juho Hanninen's Mitsubishi was excluded on ac-count of the design of a fuel tank which officials found was irregu-lar. Special rules related to the cars and their components for this event with the experimental system of linking the Swedish and the Norway in mind. Somehow it felt that Sweden was the proper start to the sea-son. Monte Carlo had been rather a detached activity full of new things, like a big experiment. Now we were in familiar sur-roundings, with a secondary championship, a calm settled plan and, for those who love the winter, idyllically seasonal weather. Some things were new, however. There was a new figure-of-eight, two-at-a-time, superspe-cial course in north Karlstad, lo-cated at the town's trotting track. The track was used twice, as the first and the last stages of the event, with the event prize giving on site inside the stadium, imme-diately after the top drivers had their runs. Overnight pare fermes were held back in Karlstad which meant the Swedish regained its reputation of being the longest rally currently in the champion-ship in terms of total distance. And most significantly, the event was being linked with Rally Nor-way, to be held on the following weekend. This linking was not only in terms of time and prox-imity and in pairing of equip-ment used on the cars, but also in organisational personnel. In another initiative, the Scandina-vian organisers were eager to be seen to be clean, and three Ford Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to second overall in Sweden, seen here on a right hander before a frozen crowd. Page 40 Fiesta Group N cars ran on etha-nol fuels. On the 1981 and 1982 world championship Brasil Ral-lies alcohol fueled cars were also allowed to run, but then only on a non-points scoring basis. Over the years Sweden has come to be considered the definitive winter rally, though more recently it has been more of an ice rather than a snow event. Notwithstanding the slippery conditions, this is one of the championship's fast-est rallies. The new engine pair-ing rules were intended to be less complicated than in 2006, but nobody was convinced about this. Cars whose teams were regis-tered as M-teams had to use the same engine in Monte Carlo, Sweden and Norway and the same chassis in Sweden and Nor-way. But the problem got compli-cated. Cars entered in the alter-native MT category had their linking dependent on which ral-lies they were entering. And for MT teams, where the two cars did not enter the same events, other rules applied again! Daniel Carlsson, in the number two OMV entry (running under the new rules allowing a second car to do some but not so many events), did not contest Monte Carlo, so his car has to do Swe-den, Norway and Portugal (his next event) with the same engine. Then came a further complica-tion when Jari-Matti Latvala's car was damaged beyond repair in Monte Carlo. They had to take the engine out of his damaged car and place this in the replacement car. There were further rules ap-plying to which sets of transmis-sions could be paired with those to be used in Norway. In the end only the C4 team brought newly built cars to this event. From the tiresome to the tir-ing. Marcus Gronholm planned to make three rallies in three weekends! A few days before the Swedish he contested the non-championship Galway Rally in West Ireland, to gain what he April 2007 Oscar Svedlund and Bjorn Nilsson took the PCWRC win in Sweden, they're seen here in their Subaru lmpreza churning up the white stuff. hoped to be valuable experience of winter time rallying in readi-ness for this country's world championship event. This counted as a test rally and so the entry was not affected by the regulations regarding the usage of engines. A test vehicle was used instead. Marcus with three wins in Sweden in the last five years started rally favourite. There was a new team for Daniel Carlsson, and a new co-driver for him -Denis Giraudet, his first non-Swedish co-driver and this required a change from Swedish to English pacenotes. Five years ago Giraudet competed in a Citroen with a Swedish driver -Thomas Radstrom, but Daniel was new to the Citroen marque. An interesting triviality: Chris Atkinson's car coincidentally was the same car frequently used by Petter Solberg in 2006 -includ-ing the Swedish, where the Nor-wegian had a horrendously un-1 ucky event! The Australian started this year's event well, scor-ing fastest time on the Shake-down test but bad luck still haunted the car later on. Twenty-one year old Jari-Matti Latvala's Ford, which was damaged in Rallye Monte Carlo, was hastily exchanged for the car being pre-pa red for Mexico. The Stobart team asked the Swedish Roads Ministry for special consent to allow 17 year old Andreas Mikkelsen to compete on the event but this was refused and the entry was withdrawn. Swed-ish law requires drivers in Swe-den to be at least 18 years old. This was the first appearance in the championship for the Munchi's two car team, and things started off badly. A 15,000 Euro fine and a four minute pen-alty for number two driver, Juan Pablo Raies (for speeding a total of 29 times during reconnais-sance). MMSP entered Lancers for Toni Gardemeister and Xavier Pons while Jan Kopecky had his Skoda Fabia WR~ A highlight was the reappearance in Sweden of Gigi Galli. On last year's Swedish, there was an en-thralling battle for third place between the Mitsubishi Lancer WRCs of Daniel Carlsson and Galli. This year these two drivers plan to meet again, this time at the wheel of Citroen Xsara WRCs. Galli has an eight rally programme for 2007, all the events in the first half of the sea-son, except Monte Carlo and Mexico, then Finland and New Zealand in the second half. The team will be run by Aimont Rac-ing, which for some years has run the official Subaru team in Italy, with support from Pirelli and PH Sport. Another young driver was 19 year old Mads Ostberg, who plans to run on seven rounds of the 2007 WRC series in a Subaru WRC. . There was a good entry with already 15 fully registered PCWRC drivers and two extra "Guest" drivers, even though reg-istrations do not finally have to be made at the FIA until entries close for Rally Argentina (the last event when it is possible for driv-ers to contest the mandatory six rounds), on 28th March. This year a great majority of entries are made by teams rather than drivers, though always the cham-pionship points are given to the driver concerned on that event. A late entry for the series, and for this event, was Mirco Baldacci driving a Subaru for the Italian Motoring Club team, the same car that Latvala drove in Austra-lia and New Zealand in 2006, his first time in one of these cars. The Swedish Rally opened the 2007 PCWRC with a landmark, the 20th anniversary of the FIA's Group N international series An occasion marked by another im-portant development, the first entry for a Super 2000 car in the series, in the hands ofJimmy Joge in a Peugeot as a "Guest" driver. At this time, no regi.:,tered PCWRC drivers have intimated their intention to drive one of the lighter but normally aspirated cars on a regular basis. The Thursday night superspe-cial meant the formal ceremonial start in the centre of Karlstad was abandoned this year, but a long traffic jam out of town to the trot-ting track showed that the World Rally Cars still had their allure, even at minus ten degrees at night. The organisers took pains to match the pairings of the cars, all in the hope of creating grudge battles between drivers of similar origins or in similar cars. Leg 1 8 Stages, gravel, 113.8lkms. The Thursday evening Super-special did not count for much in overall terms of the rally but counted immensely for Mitsubishi when Toni Gardemeister made fastest time, the first time in 18 months that the MMSP team had led a world rally. When the rally headed to-wards the orthodox stages on the Friday morning conditions were quite different. Some fresh snow lay on the first two of the three stages in the loop, which made conditions better for cars run-ning further back. On the third stage of the loop things were dif-ferent again. The stage was nar-rower, cars had been hitting the snowbanks which pulled snow on Dusty Times --,--

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to the surface of the stage, so on that stage the earlier runners did better! Sixteenth driver in run-ning order was Galli, a centre of attention as usual. He scored sec-ond fastest time on the opening stage of the day, behind sixth place running Petter Solberg. "Ah", said the old timers, "Wasn't that the stage where the Italian was caught making irregu-lar practice a few years ago?" True, but then he made fastest time overall on Stage 3 and el-evated himself, momentarily, into second place overall. His speed was not evidence only of his ability, the capability ofXsara or the aptitude of his Pirelli tyres, it had a lot to do with the condi-tions! Galli fell back to fifth place after Stage 4, when front runner Sebastien Loeb made best time. Through all this Solberg held a lead of 4-5 seconds in front of Gardemeister (who had spun on Stage 2), Galli and then Gronholm, while Loeb (who had lost eight seconds when he stalled on the start line of the superspecial), drove up to fourth place overall. It was now lunch time on the Swedish and a dif-ferent driver had made best time on each of the first four stages. Running orders had been the name of the game so far: a good result in Monte Carlo had meant a bad starting number in Sweden! There were problems already for some. Dani Sordo touched a snowbank which covered the windscreen with snow. Unable to see where he was going the car went off the road, and when they continued snow was found to Page 41 have blocked the radiator. Mikko Hirvonen had power steering fail-ure. Xavier Pons went into a snowbank, spectators pushed him back on to the road again, but snow had blocked the air fil-ter and he drove slowly out of the stage, baulking Patrik Flodin as he went. Norwegian Mads Ostberg was upset, "For the last two months this ·car had been going perfectly back home. On the first stage today we found we had an engine problem." Former Swedish Rally winner Mats Jonsson went off and then had gearshift problems. Juan Pablo Raies had more troubles, spend-ing five too many minutes at the early morning service with elec-trical troubles. Stage 5 was run 20 seconds faster than on the earlier run through the same stage and saw another driver scor-ing scratch time, this was Gronholm who thereby took the lead. Rallying's invincible trio (Gronholm, Solberg and Loeb) were now commanding the top three places, with Gardemeister down to fifth, close behind Henning Solberg. Pons had no residual damage from his off ear-lier in the day but he went off again and it was here that the rear suspension was badly dam-aged too much to be repaired even in time for the restart on the Saturday. Gianluigi Galli disap-peared from the front runners, off the road for four minutes on Stage 5 (his favourite stage!) which let Chris Atkinson into the top ten. Galli: "We slid off the road where there was no bank to stop us. We had to wait for .'•>,;, UILT-IN HEIM STAB/LI NON-SLIP FG PAD EURO & SPOT LENS spectators to come running up to help us." By Stage 7, the final orthodox stage of the day, Loeb was up to second, with Petter just 2.1 sec-onds ahead of his brother Henning. Daniel Carlsson was beginning to get more confident with his new French co-driver and his new French Xsara WRC, was third fastest, behind Loeb and Gronholm on the famous Vargasen stage (Stage 7, the one with the so-called Colin's Crest), and up to seventh overall. Loeb seemed to be biding his time. For the second loop he took tyres with "longer" studs (studs which protruded further outside the tread) which served well in the ruts of Stage 5, but then he was held up by a helicopter which tracked him through Stage 7 (which, in fact, he won) and caused snowdust to obscure his vision. Even though he chose shorter studs, Gronholm had dif-ficulty getting his studs to stay in the treads without moving around. Gronholm admitted he had been pretty aggressive with the studs which explained what had happened and anyway, the good times justified the tactics. Atkinson reported his studs were breaking up and caused him loss of grip, as did Jan Kopecky. Solberg chose shorter studs and reported he had lost time as a result. Eighth-placed Manfred Stohl, however, was quiet but happy, the second leading non-Scandinavian, while Jari-Matti Latvala lost about 40 seconds when he spun in a narrow place. Matthew Wilson was struggling April 2007 Gigi Galli and Giovanni Bernacchini finished 13th overall, seen here flying their Citroen Xsara towards the finish line. in snowy conditions that were new to him. Ostberg had his tur-bocharger changed and the car was better. After Anton Alen's Group N winning time on the Superspecial he went twice off the road on the opening stage on the Friday but still held second place behind Kristian Sahlberg, until "Guest" driver Oscar Svedlund just beat him and thereby overtook him on Stage 4. Former PCWRC champion Toshihiro Arai touched a rock on Stage 2, Mirco Baldacci and Fabio Frisiero both reported understeering trouble, Juho Hanninen went off and had to reverse back again. Mark Higgins (second on the Superspe-cial) found his engine lacked power while Martin Prokop had gearbox failure arriving at servi~e with only second and fifth re-maining. Jimmy Joge stopped on Stage 2 with some transmission problem on the Peugeot Super 2000. They retired and waited to be rescued so the problem could be investigated. Heading all the PCWRC cars was the Subaru of Jukka Ketomaki. In the after-noon the Scandinavians really started to motor, and it became an intense Sweden-versus-Fin-land battle. At the end of the day the Finns were 1-2-3, Svedlund fourth, with fifth PCWRC being Arai. Charging up the field was Hanninen, who by the end of the Leg was second in PCWRC, 5.7 seconds behind Sahlberg, but all the time Ketomaki was around 20 seconds in front in Group N. Loris Baldacci lost ten minutes with his car beached on a snow bank. Alen had dropped down to third in PCWRC, reporting there were warning lights flashing in Continued next page H.I.D. 117'11 CONVERSION KITS RHINO -PROWLER -RANGER Dusty Times

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Third overall in Sweden was the Ford Focus RS of Mikko Hirvonen Seventh in PCWRC was the Subaru lmpreza of Nasser AI-Attiyah Henning Solberg and Cato Menkerud finished fourth overall in and Jarmo Lehtinen, watched over by a group of hardy spectators. and Chris Patterson, seen here at speed in the ever present snow. Sweden, they're seen here in their Ford Focus RS. the cockpit. Aigner had to aban-hander into a ditch, drove along Rautiainen said "We were rather points, so what with the way the to stop, Solberg and the team don after going off the road and the ditch hoping to regain the surprised at his decision. We all teams were heading at this time started to re-prepare the car, damaged the front suspension. road but this he failed to do with-knew that there was a lot of ex- for the uncharted waters of run-something fundamental was no-So ended the first full day of out spectator help. Co-driver Phil posed gravel on the long Stage ning the same engines for a third riced about the engine, which the event, a day which had been Mills: "We ended up with two 12, when shorter studs would be rally, it wasn't worth the risk of they were hesitant to explain in mild by Scandinavian standards wheels on the edge of the road better after the stage had been a blow-up in Norway for the re-detail... (overcast and temperatures and two stuck down a metre deep run the day before." Anyway, in mote chance of the odd champi-Gardemeister's great battle around minus 5), but the clouds ditch. It was hopeless!" Brother two stages Gronholm's lead had onship point on this event. Team with Henning was thwarted be-were forecast to disappear over-Henning rose up to third. Loeb increased from 10.5 to 27.6 sec-Director, Richard Taylor, ex-fore the start of Stage 14. When night, which meant the weather did not find the stages easy and onds. Mikko Hirvonen was (rela-panded further, "The decision to the Mitsubishi crew carried out was going to turn a lot colder Gronholm's lead stayed around tively) settled in third while Toni withdraw the entry was based on a routine tyre swapping exercise before the rally restarted. 10 seconds. Daniel Carlsson was Gardemeister had a close fight far more than just saving the en-they found a broken driveshaft. Leg 2 up to sixth, despite a fifth gear for fourth with Henning Solberg, gine. SWRT hadn't run engines All this cost him five minutes, 7 Stages, gravel, 141.96kms. moment which his co-driver said the latter having clutch trouble o·n three rallies before, we 50 second penalty, which Although there was a clear they though would be terminal. when shifting gear. Carlsson had haven't had to, but customers dropped them from fifth to early morning at Karlstad, the Manfred Stohl had brake the semi-auto gearshift system have run engines up to 2000km eighth. Carlsson was now up to promised colder weather did not troubles and Chris Atkinson collapse and reverted to manual between rebuilds. It was also a fifth. At the end of the day, on materialise in the forests around slipped ahead to seventh. Gigi shifting, while teammate Stohl question of not wearing out the arrival back at the Hagfors ser-Hagfors and so the temperatures Galli had a spin but was still had problems with the brakes transmission, the number of vi e area, Sordo arrived with hovered around the minus 10 catching up fast after his delay on locking-on. Mats Jonsson retired which are limited for these complete hydraulic failure. Galli degree mark. The only missing Leg 1. From 24th position over-with power steering problems. events, and also tyres. Under the had brake problems and tried to championship cars were the night Galli jumped in two stages Petter Solberg continued ·on the tyre nomination rules for Nor-fix these but it was more diffi-Mitsubishi of Xavier Pons and up to 19th. Gronholm gradually rally until the main midday halt way, the more tyres we had left cult than expected and he was the Peugeot of Jimmy Joge, but took command of the rally. Loeb (after Stage 12) and then with-over from Petter's rally in Sweden seven minutes late (70 seconds Aigner restarted. Petter Solberg made a mistake with his tyre drew from the event. He was at could be used for selecting the penalty). In his game of rallying fell out of contention when he choice for Stages 11 and 12, that time lying 11th of the regis-ideal tyres to be nominated as snakes and ladders, Galli was lost 13 minutes off the road on choosing tyres with studs too tered world championship en-being available for use in Nor-forever going up and down. Stage 10. 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Thomas Schie and Goran Bergsten competed for high flying honors Ah, still snowing, Chris Atkinson and Glenn Macneal/ powered in Toni Gardemeister and Jakke Honkanen finished sixth overall in their in Sweden, they finished 14th overall in their Ford Focus. for eighth overall in their Subaru lmpreza. Mitsubishi Lancer, here setting up for a left hander. 17th! ltwas interesting to see the utes, but had a smashed C4 WRC, was now in the Makes broke the rear transmission and stopped with a broken turbo-three ethanol fuel Fiestas were windscreen. During the day the points zone. Atkinson and lost a minute. This dropped charger and lost the lead. The running 1-2-3 in their class. battle for PCWRC intensified. Henning Solberg scored fastest him down behind both night before he sensed there Jukka Ketomaki with his By the end of Stage 12. time on Stages 16 and 17. Carlsson (the highest placed might have been a problem but Michelins/BF Goodrich tyres Hanninen was only 1.7 seconds Atkinson was angry at being Swede) and Gardemeister, and pressed on, hoping for the best, was still leading the Group N behind Sahlberg but Svedlund given a 1600 Euro fine for speed-then on Stage 19 he lost more which did not happen. So cars and Kristian Sahlberg with was safe ins third after Alen ing on the open road, driving time which dropped him be-Hanninen found himself leading his Yokohamas was leading punctured and had to drive down from Hagfors to Karlstad hind Stohl. Atkinson struggled Group N as well as PCWRC. PCWRC in front of Juho 15kmonaflatfronttyre.Mirco thenightbefore.Histimeonthe ondowntoKarlstadforthefi-MircoBaldacciwentofftheroad Hanninen (Michel ins/BF Baldacci had a broken gear lever, stage, however, managed to get nal stage around the superspe-and lost nine minutes. Sahlberg Goodrich). The two Pirelli driv-while Higgins went off the road him up to fifth, passing Carlsson. cial track. Studs from the tyres had a broken front driveshaft and ers, Oscar Svedlund and Anton for five minutes. Working hard as usual the results were disappearing fast as the dropped to fourth behind Alen. Alen swapped third place in Leg 3 officials found themselves facing cars made their way through the In fifth place was the Portuguese PCWRC five times in as many 5 Stages, gravel, 86.32kms confusion because of the new final stages, even though the driver Arminda Araujo on only stages. Arminda Araujo was Clear skies over the stages SupeRally rule which states there clouds had come back and the his second-ever winter rally, his slowed by clutch troubles. Reign-meant only one sure thing, the is a minimum ten minute penalty temperatures were now back up first having been the Arctic Win-ing 2006 PCWRC champion temperatures were dipping down the first time a stage (or road sec-to minus 10 or so. Galli in the ter Rally just two weeks earlier. Nasser Al-Attiyah got snow in sharply. Minus 23 degrees was tion) is missed and no penalty for other Xsara was back to 13th. On the last orthodox stage of the the radiator which caused the reported on the Sunday morning the second occasion. Someone The fun had not finished how-day, a long 30km stage called engine to switch itself on to 'safe stages and technical grief fol-had to be the first Manufactur-ever. Juan Pablo Raies was lying Backa 2 both Higgins and Al-m ode' and as a result Mark lowed two of the three Stobart ers' driver to "miss" for a second 27th going in to the final Stage Attiyah went off the road. Higgins was baulked. Furnia team cars. Both Latvala and Wil-occasion and thereby be credited 19, but was eventually excluded Higgins did not attempt to get to Nutahara drove 25km on a flat son stopped in Stage 16 when the with a time making them equal when officials noticed he the finish but Al-Attiyah and rear tyre while his fellow Japa-engine breather pipes froze up fastest on a stage, that someone started (at the superspecial) Baldacci succeeded. Then came nese driver Toshi Arai went off and pressured the engine, forcing looked like being Latvala! He wearing only one glove. He a long debate· concerning at a bend after a crest, slid into the oil out. The rally was open-was provisionally credited with claimed he had dropped the whether the fuel pump of a ditch and the car rolled over. ing itself up. Latvala's retirement joint fastest time on Stage 17 al- glove on the previous~tage and Hanninen was legal. Eventually He got going again after six min-meant Dani Sordo, in the second though he never tackled the could not find it. At the top of the Scrutineers announced that th Uddeholm Swedish Rally (S) Karlstad 8111.02.2007 WCR round 2, PCVVR ound 1 WC points VVR WO CVVRC (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS VVRC J56FZV (GB) 3h.08m.40.7s. 10 10 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 VVRC 35DYN78 (F) 3h.09m.34.5s. 8 8 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS VVRC EJ56FZB (GB) 3h.10m.22.2s. 6 6 (10) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS 1/VRC EU55CNX (GB) 3h.10m.S0.Ss. 5 5 5 (6) Daniel CARLSSON/Denis Giraudet S/F Citroen Xsara 1/VRC 100DZF78(F) 3h.12m.18.Ss. 4 4 (18) Toni Gardemeister/Jakke Honkanen FIN Mitsubishi Lancer WRC KN04WMD (GB) 3h.12n;i.34.9s. - 3 7 (S) Manfred STOHUllka Minor A Citroen Xsara WRC 596DYS78 (F) 3h.13m.53.2s. 3 2 8 (8) Chris ATKINSON/Glenn Macneal! AUS Subaru lmpreza VVRC FTSSSRT (GB) 3h.14m.SS.4s. 2 1 9 (21) Mads Ostberg/Ole Unnerud DL51121 (N) 3h.16m.27.7s. -N Subaru lmpreza WRC 10 (19) Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek C? Skoda Fabia WRC 4S8 9856 (CZ) 3h.16m.332s. -Other important finishers 11 (23) Patrik Flodin/Maria Andersson S Subaru lmpreza WRC XKS870 (S) 3h.17m.12.4s. -12 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC 745DYN78 (F) 3h.19m.29.9s. 1 13 (25) Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bemacchini I Citroen Xsara WRC 99DZF78 (F) 3h.19m.43.4s. -14 (20) Thomas Schie/Goran Bergsten N/S Ford Focus WRC DJ83924 (N) 3h.19m.49.3s. -15 (11) Luis Perez COMPANC/Jose Volta Maria RA Ford Focus RS VVRC EU55CNV (GB) 3h.20m.45.3s. • 16 (59) Oscar Svedlund/Bjorn Nilsson S Subaru lmpreza '06 PCVVRC LECAB (S) 3h.25m.29.2s.+ • 10 17 (53) Anton Alen/Timo Alanne FIN Subaru lmpreza '06 PCWRC BM8392 (FIN) 3h.26m.07.8s. - 8 18 (38) Kristian Sohlberg/Risto Pietilainen FIN Subaru lmpreza '()6 PCWRC OU56FXJ (GB) 3h.27m.11 . 9s. - 6 20 (46) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PC\/VRC 84-BX-10 (P) 3h.30m.07.7s. - 5 22 (35) Fumio Nutahara/Daniel Barritt J/GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCVVRC KNY301HO8590 (J) 3h.30m.34.9s. - 4 23 (31) Toshihiro Arai/Tony Sircornbe J/NZ Subaru lmpreza '06 PCWRC GMG300YU9888 (J) 3h.33m.29.7s. - 3 24 (22) Mats Jonsson/Johnny Johansson S Ford Focus WRC XOK394 (S) 3h.39m.35.6s.(4) 27 (39) Nasser AI-Attiyah/Chris Patterson QNGB Subaru lmpreza '06 PCVVRC OU56FXL (GB) 3h.45m.19.0.s • 2 29 (44) Fabio Frisiero/Simone Scattotin I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC NM143T'(D) 3h.50m.02.9s. - 1 30 (47) Andreas Aigner/Klaus Wicha ND Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC B-Kl594 (D) 3h.50m.54.2s.(4) Page 43 stage at all! However, as Latvala the field there were no changes Hanninen's car was illegal, on ac-did not eventually make the fi-in the top five positions on the count of being fitted with supple-nal pare ferme his SupeRally last day so Gronholm won mentary fuel pumps embedded times were not "officially" con-ahead of Loeb, H irvonen, within the saddle-bag fuel tank, firmed. Then on Stage 16 Henning Solberg and Carlsson. and Oscar Svedlund was declared Atkinson went off and damaged Then there were more prob-the winner of both the PCWRC the left rear suspension and lems in Group N. Ketomaki and of Group N. LA.ic:!C:: Baja Rentals Includes Iridium 9505a Only $69.99 per week Free travel charger, cigarette lighter adapter, Free leather case, voice mail and extra battery Call and reserve yours today·!!! We also rent Mobile Internet Access Units We are located 15 miles east of San Diego Open 7 days 24 hours convenient for pick up 9828 North Magnolia Ave Santee, CA 92071 April 2007 Dusty Times

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BFGaadric:H ------------r-..... BFGoodrich Tires Announces the Expansion of Its Outstanding Trails Program A sixth trail is added in British Columbia, Canada LOS ANGELES -March 1, 2007 -BFGoodrich Tires, in col-laboration with Tread Lightly! ® and United Four Wheel Drive Associa-tions (UFWDA) today announced the expansion of its Outstanding Trails program for 2007. This year, the program recognizes five trails in the United States and adds Whip-saw Trail in British Columbia, Canada as its sixth trail. Each trail is awarded the honor based on its uniqueness, terrain type and enthu-siast following. Launched in 2006, the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the respon-sible use and preservation of off-road trails while aiding in trail con-servation efforts. Other trails receiving honors this year include: Redbird State Riding Area, Ind. The Rubicon Trail, Calif. Tillamook, Ore. Poughkeepsie Gulch, Colo. "All Day Sucker" at Flat Nasty, Mo. "The success of last year's BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program prompted us to explore areas outside the United States," said Joe Mazur, light-truck brand category manager, BFGoodrich Tires. "Canada is home to some of the most fantastic back country in the world. It's beautiful, exquisite and meets all the requirements for the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program." IT Page 44 During the course of the pro-gram, which runs June through Oc-tober, BFGoodrich Tires will host events at these trails to highlight the uniqueness of each location as well as educate off-road enthusiasts on the responsible use of each trail. Below is a closer look at each trail and corresponding event dates. Redbird State Riding Area Qune), located between Greene and Sullivan counties in Indiana, offers great trails that are set up for all skill levels. Indiana's first and only Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) facility, Redbird provides over 600 acres of area to ride. The Rubicon Trail (June) is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Moun-tains, near Lake Tahoe, Calif. and is known as one of America's wild-est off-road trails. The 22-mile long route is part and part road and takes off-road enthusiasts on a jour-ney through such obstacles as Devil's Post Pile, The Box, and Mil-lion Dollar Hill, just to name a few. Tillamook Quly), located in the Coast Range Mountains of north-west Oregon, provides beginners and experts with some of the best off-road trails in the Pacific North-west. The wide variety of trails in-cluding Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Trask and Diamond Mill, provide challenge and excitement in the most scenic parts of the forest. Poughkeepsie Gulch (August) is one of the most scenic trails in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Although it may look benign, it is known as one of the most difficult trails in Colorado and should be left to only the most experienced off-roaders ... Whipsaw (September) is a trail which crosses two mountains as it winds its way from the Hope-Princeton Highway in the Southern mainland of British Columbia, Canada to the tiny village of Coalmont. The trail was once used as a mining road in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and today offers the adventurous off-road en-thusiast an opportunity to explore an alpine wonderland of meadows and icy lakes, surrounded by a framework of sawtooth peaks. "All Day Sucker" at Flat Nasty (October) is best known to four-wheel drive enthusiasts as an ob-stacle paradise and offers over 800 acres of Ozark Mountain terrain in Jadwin, Mo. The large rock forma-tions, steep hills and rocky creek beds are a perfect mix for off.road vehicles and someone looking for a challenge. "The trails honored by this year's program highlight the unpar-alleled beauty and excitement that four wheel off-road driving has to offer," said John Stewart, director of environmental affairs, United Four Wheel Drive Associations. "The BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program not only highlights these iacredible trails, but also works with the many off-road clubs that work so hard every year to keep these trails up and running. UFWDA is proud to team up with BFGoodrich Tires and be a part of this program." To help aid with costs associated with the trail's conservation efforts, BFGoodrich Tires will also present a grant to a selected off-road club at each trail event. "The 2007 BFGoodrich Out-standing Trails program highlights some wonderful trails across the United States and now Canada, but more importantly, is designed to in-still a mentality of conservation and the importance of responsible four-wheeling," said Lori McCullough, executive director, Tread Lightly!. Both Tread Lightly! and UFWDA are non-profit organiza-tions dedicated to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation. BFGoodrich Tires collaborated with these two groups to select the finest North American trails, and will con-tinue to work with these organiza-tions on restoration and education initiatives. Tread Lightly! is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities. Tread Lightly!'s strategic educational mes-sage, along with its training and res-toration initiatives are designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the indus-tries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the needs of the environment and it's leading the way to help remedy cur-rent and future recreation issues. 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UFWDA ben-efits, developed and tested true over the past 30 years, include four wheel drive safety and awareness educa-tion; user ethics programs such as adopt-a-road, conservation volun-teer, and volunteer trail patrol; as-sistance with new club formation; education seminars to aid four wheelers through complex state and federal programs affecting trail ac-cess; Internet forums designed to connect members globally and in-stantaneously; and unrestrained member access to its full-time legis-lative advocate and nationally-recog-_ nized attorney working exclusively for four wheel drive enthusiasts to protect access and prevent road and trail closures. For more information on the UFWDA log on to or call toll free 1-800-44-UFWDA (800-448-3932). jjf )!"Ilia llv rics THANKS YOU FOR GETTING DIRTY! By Brian Driggs Even if the only contribution you've made to the California Rally Series is pausing to read this article, the CRS wants to thank you! That's right! It's people like you that make the difference in the world of off-tarmac motorsports, where performance vehicles in-dulge man's deep desire to get dirty and go fast. That's what the CRS is all about, after all! Held in Ontario, California on January 27, the CRS Awards Ban-quet was all about the people who make up the California Rally Ser ries recognizing the achievements ~ of its members. In addition to tro-phies for the various CRS compe-tition classes, the evening included special awards unique to the CRS family. While a number of these awards are intended to remind us of dear friends no longer with us today and the contribution they made to the sport of rally in North America, one award brought with it the almost raucous shouting of names in on-the-spot nomination. It was the infamous Captain Crunch Award. The Captain Crunch is awarded to the CRS driver who endured the most notable "Off' in the previous season. Drivers were nominated • Blake Yoon, Michelle Hoche-Mong, John Rood, Dick Moser, Jeff Rados, Tony Chavez and Lisa Klassen -via shouts from across the banquet hall and, one by one they took to the microphone to relate the story behind their most exciting off. For some, this task was made harder because just which off was most notable? In the end, it was Lisa Klassen who took home the honor (and two boxes of tasty Captain Crunch cereal), for her tremen-dous off-camber, four-left "tricky", yard sale-style incident at Prescott back in October. She and co-driver Alan Perry suffered scratches, bruises and, in Lisa's case, a bro-ken nose. Their entire team worked their magic, though, and had Lisa and the pancaked Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, named "Vegas", back in competi-tion the following month for the Laughlin International Rally. Chad Di Marco ofSube' Sports and Tony Chavez, 2006 CRS Di-rector, presented Donna Hocker with the Kenneth Zimmerman Memorial Award. 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1024) Tom Koch(# 1029). The Ken running the first 2 laps post Parker meeting was filled /and Gary finishing. It seems with plenty of racing highlights that Gary gets the good Uncle and high jinks. Word heard nod for showing little Jake was that Billy's racing wows what it takes to be a racer, also began the day before the flag getting a dose of good racing dropped when he had to call was 1st timer, Mike Hughes. on pit captain extraordinaire Speaking of good racer, Jimmy and last years man of the year Tucker showed his sportsman-award recipient Ed Jahn, to ship by lending Gary and Ken swing on over to Havasu from his light setup after they lost his cozy hideaway at the Main theirs after delivering a little pit. It seems that Billy's tow love tap to another racer in a .vehicle was having a fuel mal-brown out of dust. The 5/1600 function and the race car was car of Josh Gilliam was the in need of a pull to tech. The draw needed to bring out rac-# 159? had a few problems dur-ing legend Dick McCool from ing the race like some type of his 1974 retirement. It seems electrical melt down that that Dick still has what it takes would require Mike Duenas to to achieve the perfect rollover have to rob some campers of all and still nail a 1" in class. Man their wiring and the loss of all that is Checker true grit at its but third gear but none would finest and for his heroics Dick compare to the worst imagin-received a bitchen rollover able thing possible. It seems plaque from a wealthy past club that the race radio came loose treasure, Jake Smith at the post in the car and co driver Tony race meeting. Chad Hall took Tellier was forced to hold it in a 1st in class and a 50' overall his lap making it almost impos-finish just behind brother Josh sible for him to talk into it. Hall who also finished with a Can you imagine T.T.'s di-1st in class and of coarse tak-lemma. Perhaps this is why we ing 49'h overall. Ya gotta love kept hearing so many compli-these guys; they are true racers ments on how well our radio who just keep ripping along in relies were between all pits. the always dependable and Despite the difficulties faced tough Hummers. Lee Finke's Billy, Mike, and T.T. managed day was shot down with a a respectable 14' in class and blown clutch in the aqueduct 42°d overall. The Tucker / around RM 33 on his f.irst lap McGee entry blew the tranny resulting in a DNF. John early around RM 6 when they Sunderland and Dennis got stuck in a sand wash log Crowley pulled down a 2°d in jamb resulting in class in the Big Ford Excur-a DNF. Gary Stairs and Ken sion. Chad Cummings broke a Tappert sealed the deal with a keyway in his steering box and respectable 4th in class with got it fixed only to wind up tan-Dusty Times gling with another car and los-ing a front spindle and wheel resulting in a DNF. Tom Koch (the Ridgecrest Rocket) fin-ished with a 6th in class and 35' overall. Great racing guys, you all make us proud to be Checkers! Our Main pit was captained by the famous Reverend Roy who had ample help from the likes of Mike (Ta Ta) McDowell; Richard (Stretch) Severson; Tony (EI Cheez) Tellier; Ed Jahn; Craig Brabant; Steve Scott; Jake Smith; Greg Krasnow. They fueled ? of the 10 and had 5 driver changes. They replaced lights and a skid plate and an antenna. It was said that Greg had the awesome computer setup with gps tracking on all the cars but some how it was unable to detect the incoming Larkin. Pit # 1 was captained by Joe Cota who I need to give a huge hearty Checker welcome to as our newest survivor of the black ball vote. Welcome Joe, it is an honor to have you as a member of the Checkers as I'm sure you feel. Working along side Joe were his brother Tony Cota and John .Relyea, also team Hummer members David Williams; Doug Moore (no re-lation to Rev) Matt Larimie and Kelly Willis. Pit #2 was captained by Billy McCool and manned by Milo Brown and Jimmy Tucker. Apparently fail-ing to bring food they had to barter off beer for food, fines were levied at the meeting for giving up good libations for edibles, imagine that! Pit # 3 was manned by the Checker president and 34 year member George Jirka. In addition to doing an incredible job with the leadership of the club he found time to lead his crew; Bob Nordhoff; Mike Avalos; Mike Hughes and John Veneta. It was rumored that Stretch and Ta Ta were also going to work this pit but after pulling George's stuck trailer from be-hind his motor home they .wound up stuck in low range and settled for a day in the main pit. Pit #4 was captained by the always colorful Gary Bates and crewed by the legend-ary pitter Big John Fjles and the 2006 Checker pitter of the year Fred Nelson. Also on duty were Bobby McCall; John McCall; Steve Dyer; Ken Owes. The Checker pitters are always # 1 in the desert through my eyes. Great job guys! In a hot news flash we are proud to see that Baja Cham-pion Mike Childress and Bill Robertson owner of Honda of North Hollywood have joined forces for 2007. I should be able to give some reports on this collaboration of the greats in next months Dusty Times as they are s·cheduled to run a spe-cially prepared CRF450x in some major events this month such as the Adelanto Gran Prix and the SCORE Baja 250. I will definitely have a follow up on this exciting development. Well it is Checker raffle time once again and this year we are very excited about raf-ted II: tested %···stranger _....,. __ Lighter . .,_, ather cast wheels an the market . unter Pressure Casted Aluminum tin S . · · April 2007 fling a great pit package. This year's grand prize winner will win a 2007 Honda CRF 70 and a 2007 Honda EU 2000 genera-tor. The grand prize ticket will be drawn on stage at the Lake Elsinore Casino during the Baja 1000 drawing. The pro-ceeds of the raffle go towa.rds the maintenance and improve-ment of our pit equipment so that we may always be prepared to continue supporting off road racing to the highest pos-sible standards as we have over the past 38 years. If you have ever pulled into a Checker pit you know we mean business. Please support our on going love of racing by purchasing a ticket from any Checker mem-ber and feet free to inquire about joining this elite racing club. We meet weekly at Victorio's Italian Ristoraunte @ 10901 Victory Blvd North Hollywood 8pm. As always, El Prez Sez ... See Ya in the Dez Hey there race fans. Seems only last week that the season was over, and al-ready the '07 season is in full swing. The month of January had four cars seeing Continued next page BeaclltM,Efts::: □blue □black □red, . o,;,allshed • Page so

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Dusty Times April 2007 battle at two different races. First race of the New Year was the MORE KST 250 in Lucerne Valley. I think several CORE pit sup-are still thawing out from this one. cold, but the racing was hot, and that's what we all come to the desert to be a part of. First CORE car off Page 52

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the line was 1032, owned and driven by Larry Althoff. Larry had a great first lap, right up there at the top of the class. But unfortunately on the second lap, a rear shock shaft decided that that was enough abuse for one day. Many commented on never have seeing a shock shaft that twisted. We'll see Larry at the next race I'm sure. Next off the line, also driving a class 10, was first time CORE racer Andrew Lindquist. Andrew ran 6 con s istent laps, stop-ping each lap at main pit to add oil and have the car checked over. Andrew! Hope to see you and your team at the next CORE outing. Next car to drop the hammer was 1622 of 3G racing with CORE treasurer Dave Girdner behind the wheel. CORE's moneyman was on the gas for the first three laps. Not sure if it was because he wanted the class win, or just wanted to get his stint done because h e was freezing t o death in the car ! Davey talked about driving the car from the bottom of the steering wheel, keeping them behind the dash in an attempt to keep his hands out of the. cold. With hands frozen to the steering wheel and a fresh air hose that had pulled apart, Davey brought to car in after his third lap with a nice lead. Using pli-ers and hacksaws to pry Dave's h ands off the wheel, Tommy Craig jumped in for the final three laps. Except for some last lap jitters, T ommy kept the car right where Davey gave it to him, out front and first in class, along with a 6th overall fin-ish. Always great to see the 3G racing team out at the races showing them how it's done. Core covered 6 outlay-ing pits along with main pit, which was professionally handled by Bob and Allison Dupew, Brad Inch and the Aircraft Spruce is a worldwide distributor of quality products for the racing indust1y. Our product line of over 45,000 items is one of the most extensive from one single source. 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Tom Malloy and Gary Hall covered Pit D and reported no issues. Pit E went to Don Johnson and crew and Pit F went to broth-ers Tim and Jeremy Lindsay handling a tire change on a non-club car. SCORE's LDC race had Randy Jones head-ing up to mix it up with some of the best in the biz. Randy and his father are al-ways up to something, and this time it was taking Randy's single seat 1600 car, building a bigger motor and seeing what he could do in class 12. It was funny hear-ing people tell Randy he had the wrong numbers on his car, or that he was lined up for the wrong race. Just be-fore the green flag, Randy called in on the radio and told his Dad, "Maybe this wasn't such a good idea? I think I fit under the car that's in front of me!" But nobody was laughing after Saturday, as Randy's little giant killer finished the day zn d in class. Sunday had Randy holding on to the same spot, but a spark plug wire came loose, not once but twice, slowing the Barn Burner Racing team down to a 61h place finish in class. Definitely nothing to be ashamed of there guys. This team has a great time no matter how the day ends up. Next on the agenda will be the SNORE Battle at Primm, al-ways a great race. Then the MORE race on March 17th in Barstow. And don't forget that we'll be out camping, testing and ly-ing about how fast we are the weekend before the race o n March 10t h at the start/finish area. If you are interested in pit support o r want to help out at the races, we offer three easy solutions. Either come stop by the camp-out, have dinner at out monthly meeting every first Tuesday of the month, o r give CORE president Brad Inch a call at 818-352-9035 after 5:00 p.m. Thanks for read-ing and see you in the DEZ! 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I J I • i -I I I HRCING ENGINES Building SCORE winning engines 619.420.2233 4S Broadwaq tbula Vista. CR 91910 PH: 714.680.6137 • FX: 114.880.3110 Tall Free: 800.304.8121 1631 Placentia Ave. Unit G Anaheim. CA 92806 IHU.Pl■flllli ............. 11112 • SJtcillllll It: -••-··· -IIIH!-111-lll _,_, .. •■H-11 -Aa111 JtllU.llltlJt IJIUttMJD RANCHO DRIVETRAIN ENGINEERING Tony Selva, Jr. 27598 Commerce Center Drive Temecula, CA 92590 ,ttONE 951.676.6569 fACSIMIU 951.676.1141 tselvo@ronchod rive I ro in. com VALW! 1RAIN PRooucrs • Ci.nrroNI HEAD Womc 7B0/S48-46SB • FAX 7B0/8411•4BSS Ull'IN'IIV. ROVALM'ESPRING. C::Ol't6 Barry Beacham 102j Calle Sombra-Unit A San Clemente, CA 92673 Office 949-361-4388 Fax 949-361-4352 ~ --,.,;.t;·:,,,·",:> . ...,t~ . P..-~aJ/u. I/</,_,,,.,"',,~ '"/,-q;ut 2000~01 • P/..J 9 ~ o/ alu:.<HpioHJ.hi.f I/</~ A Tatum Oistribulor Speclalin'ng In Off.fload Racing & Driving For OVer 21 Years Mig Welding • Tlg Welding Upgradu & Repairs Baja-Proven £qurpment 5294 N. Casa Grande Hwy • Ste toi Tucson, Az 85743 520-850-3693 fiii/ SANDERS SERVICE, INC. l!.l!J METAL PROCESSING 59?1 WiJ:mington Ave., Los Angtkt, CA ,0001 (323) 583-2404 FAX (323) ~U-.3965 SANDBI..AST-OLASS BEAD-MAGNF:71C PARTICLE FLOUR£ 'ENT INSPECTION MARK SMITH LARRY SMITH LAUf:lA RICHARD S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT" HCR66, BOX 1103Q P.AHRUMP (CRYSTAL} NV 89048 (775) 372-5335 Do You Need To E X P . A N D Your Business Horisons? For Lots More Exposure Call 818-882-0004 TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92821--(714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 JOB SITE SlGltS • 8A."l~ • 1,WIOOW lfmRJM, • CAR lffiERING • WPtUCS SGUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway C,rc!e • HtJntingto, Beach CA 92'649 (714) 897-0075 • Fax 1714) 894-9567 SI CCIALTY ~ace prep RACE CARS -TRUCKS •►~MMfff •9Npetl5io~ U,....,,S, .. at •""' •~'t'Mitt.,;nc6..u4s •~ f~tic11, •e.ef?:r•smissin U....,ies 16743 Parkside Ave. Cerritos, .CA 90703 Travis fletcher (562) 802-1404 CraioSt.wort P"-6l9-449-9T.28 Ftoo 619-<1.4Q..')1111l Cell, 61~~-$)9l Fabrication & Race Pr41paration 9419 Abroham Way Santee, CA 9201l t.,t.,•.,•,.,•1.J,,,d:e-"J~«' .. !.~.:';O,.~ <ri:i~~~...:om Otffei"I f.J at 11:IIE INTIEANATIOHAI: OPF ·ROAD RACING IIACE FUELS £.XCWSIVro'~OM: BRYANT PETROLEUM 800-399-4176 SUNOCO-RACEGAS@HOTMAIL.COM • RACER.IELS Paul .Oil Company (209] 847-2281 (8001527-6090 FAX (2091847-9726 P.O. Box 248 • 524 N. Sierra Ave. 'WESTERN DIVISION Oakdale, California 95361 T & J's Diesel Performance Extreme Performance Diesel Exhausts & Performance Accessories Powerstroke, Ouramax, Cummins www.T 714-924-5094 Placentia, CA 92870

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Classlfled ••• Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 50 states. Read-ers are advised to consult appro-priate local or state authorities for information before purchase f 'f t • ------------AUT Otv10Tl\/b-FOR SALE 2 Race Cars: 1-2005 & 1-2004 Class 1-1600 Single Seat Race Car. Fresh Transaxle by Wright, Fresh 1600cc Racing Engine by Lee Leighton, Mickey Thompson Tires with Bead Lock Centerlines, New bypass Shocks by Fox, PCI Radio, Fortin Shifter, Howe Trophy Truck steering box, Kartek disc brakes, and rear hubs, CNC pedals, TWR oil cooler with 12V fan. This car has never been raced. Heat treated chasis. All componets are new. $30,000.00 OBO many spare parts available. (909) 335-3535 Garit. FOR SALE: 2006 Potter Pre-Runner, Redline LS2, 610 HP, UMP Air filters, Fortin 4-speed, Fortin hubs, 934CV's, Fortin Steering Rack, Kings 3inch rear, 2.5 inch front, Walker Evans wheels on 35" BFG Projects, 38" Paddles on Dou-glas Beadlocks rear, 35" Baja Pro's on Douglas Beadlocks front, Lowrence GPS, PCI Ra-dio and Intercom, Digital Dis-play Dash, HID Lights. Car is fully prepped. Desert or Glamis ready! Asking $95,000.00 Call (714) 785-3343 . . FOR SALE: Blazer PreRunner: King Shocks, Culhane Tranny, new Chevy 224 motor, Dana 60 rear end, I-Beam front end, A/C, Lee steering Box, 37" BFG projects, new Alum. Radiator & seats, Pioneer C.D., totally prepped & ready to go. Great for Baja $75,000.00 OBO. Call Jeff (602) 541-0088. FOR SALE: Brand New RPS Ve-locity-4 PreRunner. Redline LS-6 Motor, Mendeola S4-D Trans-miss ion, Kartek Hubs, 934 CV's, GPS, Radio, Intercom, Boxed Upper, Lower and Rear Arms, All Aluminum Body, Car-bon Fiber Dash, Roof Rack and Light Bar. Fortin PR2 Rack, Fox Coilover Shocks, Fox By-Pass Shoclcs, BTR Wheels, $141,000.00 + tax/ RPS (949) 361-4388. FOR SALE: Alumicraft 4-seater, turbocharged 2.5 li-ter Subaru, Mendeola Trans, Fox coilovers, Autronics electronic, VDO gauges, CNC, 24 gal fuel cell, Mastercraft, Centerlines, Magna flow, Road master ra-dio with 4 link PCI intercom system, Alpine XM stereo. Street Legal (registered in Arizona). Lots of spares. Re-movable racks, etc. $65,000.00. Days (661) 259-4845, nights and weekends (661) 253-9728. Ask for Mike. ESTATE SALE: Excellent Pre-Runner or Fun car. Porsch en-gine-street legal-Ump accesso-ries, spare rear wheels/tires, Simpson seats and belts, $10,900.00 OBO. Trailer available. Call Ann (916) 791-4245. FOR SALE: PreRunner 2003 Ford, Built by Buff Herman, Best of Everything, Handles and Runs like Trophy Truck, 430 Chevy motor, Culhane turbo 400, Chrisman Rearend w/10" Gear King/Kong By-passes, Race Radio intercom, Sat Phone, GPS, Stereo, AC/ Heater, P-Window, leather inte-rior, $220,000.00 (760) 519-9539. -~~_ .... FOR SALE: Ultimate Recov-ery Vehicle. 5 ton military troop carrier. 20,000 lb winch, hard top with hole for Mach. Gun, large pintle hitch. Very little rust. $4,600.00 Good truck (661) 270-1280. Ron Jones FOR SALE: 1989 Toyota Pre-Runner. Smog & Street legal. 3.0 V6. Custom Long Travel Coilover A-Arm front, 62 inch Deaver Rear. Fuel Cell. Full Cage. Too much to list. (818) 849-8219 Dan. $7,000.00 OBO . FOR SALE: Alumicraft 2004 PreRunner. Four Seater, Northstar, Mendeola Sequential 4 speed, Fox Coilovers and bypass, Howe rack, CNC 4 piston calipers, 934 CV joints, 22 gallon Fuel Safe Cell, 5 new Baja TA, 2 Parker Pumpers, Lowrance GPS, PCI race ra-dio with intercom, 4 head sets & I Pod jack, 3 Hella HID lights, 4 PIAA lights. Floor jack and spare tire mounted on roof rack. Street legal, registration paid through Dec 2007. Was maintained with care. Looks like new. $87,000.00. Call (949) 922-3101. FOR SALE: 2006 Custom Chevy PreRunner, chromoly tube chassis, LS2 500hp, FOX coilovers w/bypass, 24" front travel, 30" rear travel, Custom turbo 400 trans, Custom 9" rear end, Vintage A/C-Heater, power windows, 5 Baja designs HID's, GPS, Stereo, too much to list. Brand new only 500 miles-160K. Call John (970) 441-0443. FOR SALE: Class 5-Fat Type 4, 3 liter, 5 sp Fortin, Dry Sump, BFG, Big Beam, Foddrills arms and spindles, 934 micro stubbs, 4130 Chas-sis, new Kings, clean Fast, re-liable, proven winner, lots of new parts and spares, 0 miles on rebuilt motor and trans. $42,000.00 OBO (818) 845-1397. FOR SALE: 2005 Porter Class l. Turnkeyed by Herman Motorsports. 650HP LS2, Fortin Trans w/ reliable torque converter, King Shocks, Best of Everything and 100% prepped . Very fast car. Call Todd at (619) 239 4176 $155,000.00. FOR SALE: 2003 Expedition, 4x4, Eddie Bauer, Full cage w/ interior tire mount. 37 BFG Baja Projects, Fox Secondary w/ remote Res., Skid plated Fuel Tank, color GPS, Race Radio, Sat radio, alarm, custom bumpers, Hella lights, $20K in xtra parts included. Call for list. Brent (818) 254-7270 ~~-1 -~-~--= FOR SALE: Don't Pass Up!!! FOX MOTORSPORTS FOR SALE!!! Everything you need to race Class One!!! RacePrep and Ready. 53' Dorsey trailer w/ liv-ing quarters. 2006 HMS LS? Big HP, Fortin w/converter, King, PWR, Proam Hids, Racepak, GPS, all of the best, no expense spared. 2006 Foddrill 3 seat Prerunner, LS6, Fortin w/ con-verter, Fox Proam, HIDS, pump gas XM radio, intercom w/ head-sets, GPS roof rack, street legal, registered. 2004 Ford 350 4x4 Powerstroke crewcab white/tan 52,356 miles. 2002 Chevy 2500HD 4x4 Duramax crew cab white/charcoal 84,697 miles, 1997 Ford F350 4x4 Powerstroke crewcab, white/blue 112,536 miles. All Chase trucks have race radios, equipment racks and all services has been done in dealerships, all in excellent con-dition. Two bumper pull trail-ers, single axle, tandem axle w/ storage. Everything goes, over $20,000 in spare parts. Too much to list. Must see. You won't be disappointed. $423,000.00. Contact Cesar Fuente@ (915) 726-3823. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. 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Enclosed is $ ______________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) Name ____________________________________ _ Address---------------------------------------------------------------City ------------------------------------------------------------------State _______ Zip __________________ Phone ________________________________ _ Please run ad times -------Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 0185Jm ·········ma 51108 2007-08 ISSUE DEADLINE May 07 Apr 6, 07 June 07 May 4, 07 July 07 Jun 8, 07 August 07 July 6, 07 September 07 Aug 3, 07 October 07 Sep 7, 07 NO'Vember 07 Oct 5, 07 December 07 NO'IJ 2, 07 January 08 Dec 7, 07 February 08 Jan 4, 08 March08 Feb 8, 08 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Page 62 April 2007 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: 2-1600 2002 Race Ready. FAT Motor, King Shocks, CNC Brakes, BFG Centerline, GPS, all the components. Call Eric (619) 933-5922, (619) 216-0614. EMPLOYMENT Employment Opportunities: Herman Motorsports is looking to fill positions in Fabrication & Race Car Preparation. Must have experience in fabrication. IE MIG & TIG welding, Tube notching, Tube bending Etc. Hi-Desert. Freeway close. Contact Darnen Jefferies @ (760) 948-2898. A NoTE To OuR ADVERTISERS We are now accepting digital media in the form of jpg, tiff and pdf files. Although there are other mediums that we can work with we cannot guarantee that your file will reproduce as you wish it to unless it is received in one of these three formats. Ad-ditional care should be taken with pdf files to insure that any fonts required are imbedded within the publication. Several of the older ads that were provided in negative form or as artwork have been con-verted to digital media but with this process there is always the possibility of a slight loss of qual-ity. We are requesting new me-dia from all of these advertisors in the new format to insure the continued quality of the publica-tion. This applies to any business card advertisers but we also ac-cept the actual business card for reproduction. Note should be made of the same loss processes with business cards having halftoned images and screens. We have added a new e-mail account for the express purpose of receiving ads and we are re-questing that you send any adver-tising material to this address: We thank all of our advertis-ers, as we do our readers, for their 24 years of support and with the enhancements of the new print-ing process plan to provide an even better product in the future. -Dusty Times Crandon, WI November 8, 2007 WSOOR Annual Banquet Location To Be Announced FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR. PROMOTIONS RENE M ONTANO P.O. Box 2122 CALEXICO, CA 92231 April 21, 2007 ZR Team Race April 22, 2007 ZR Poker Run May6,2007 Copa Autoproductos #3 June 30, 2007 Alvisa Night Race #4 September 2, 2007 ZR Poker Run October 14, 2007 ZR Gran Prix #5 November ZS, 2007 ZR Gran Prix De Campiones #6 List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2007 sched-ules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 u INDb.X TO AD\lb.R Tl.:>b.R.:> Aircraft Spruce ....................................... 55 All Road Communications ...................... 43 Baker Precision ...................................... 44 Best In The Desert Terrible's Town 250 ........................... 11 BORE Red Garter 200 ............................. 45 BTR Racing Wheels ................................ 50 DON~T FORGET TO Butch's Speed Shop ................................ 48 CODE Off Road McMillin Mexicali 500 ....................... 29 Competition Air Systems ....................... 52 CORR -Championship SUPPORT THE Off Road Racing ................... Back Cover Eibach Springs ........................................ 54 Evan Evans Racing -Now Hiring ............ 14 E&J Wireworks ...................................... 44 Fabtech ................................................... 37 ADVERTISERS Fortin Racing .......................................... 39 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ............................ 52 High Desert Charities Off Road Poker Run ............................ 27 Kar Tek Off Road .................................... 21 Kawaguchi Honda ................................... 54 WHO KEEP KC Hilites ................................................. 2 King Shock Technology .......................... 53 McKenzie's Performance Products ........ 12 MOR Productions .................................... 47 Mesa Hose .............................................. 55 Nevada Off Road Buggy .......................... 31 Pacific Customs ...................................... 35 Parker Pumper ........................................ 24 Patton's Metal Working Solutions ......... 46 PCI Race Radios ........................................ 5 Riviera Racing ........................................ 16 Race Ready Products .............................. 55 Racer Off Road ....................................... 48 Racer X Professional Race Products ...... 33 Ronco Plastics -Tanks ........................... 17 REPORTING THE Sakata Motorsport Electronics .............. 13 SCORE Terrible's Cup 111 ......................... 32 Skyjacker Suspensions .......................... 42 SNORE .................................................... 49 SoCal Dirt & Sand Expo ......................... 23 Soltek Light Systems ............................. 46 OFF ROAD NEWS! South Point Casino ........................... : ....... 9 Team Gordon Race Wheels ..................... 52 Towery Racing ........................................ 38 Transaxle Engineering ............................ 25 Vision X Off Road Lighting ..................... 41 Web Cam Racing Cams ........................... 53 Whiplash Motorsports ............................ 51 April 2007 Page 63

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