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Volume 24 -Number 7 July 2007 H i :i 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 Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham ' ' [l - - allv ~cries \ J;:;:~· '~~..,~ Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSfY 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. DUSfY 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. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., snapshot of the Month ... This picture gives you an idea of liow smaH we reaHy are, an open wheel smgle seater makes it's way arouad a b.airpm curve on it's way up Pikes Peale on tlie fourth. of July, 1980. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Best In The Desert Terrible's Town 250 by Judy Smith ............................................ 8 Rally Of Portugal by Martin Holmes ........................................................................... 16 VORRA Season Opener by Dwight Stewart ......................................................... 20 MDR King Of The Desert by J Preston Bradshaw ................................................. 22 CODE McMillin Mexicali 500 by Beryl Moore ........................................................ 28 Guam Smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith .................................................................. 36 Rally Argentina by Martin Holmes ......................... : .............................................. 38 MOR Ridgecrest 200 by J Preston Bradshaw ......................................................... 42 CORR At Pomona by Steve Ruddick .......................................................................... 46 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ............................................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ............................................................................................................... 6 ORMHOF News .................................................................................................. 50 Good Stuff Directory ......................... : ................................................................. 52 Classified Ads ....................................................................................................... 58 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................................ 59 ON THI! COVl!R First in Class 1, first overall, a great victory for Chuck Hovey at the Best In The Desert Terrible's Town 250, Chuck is seen here flying towards the checkers in his good looking Jimco. Photo by Art Eugenio - Trackside Photo At the CORR race at Pomona, Robert Naughton was the big winner in the Pro Lite Division, he took the win both days in the bright yellow Ford. Photo by Art Eugenio - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at cSu6scri6e 7orfa_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE PASTEST GROWING OPP ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address ----------------------City _____________________ _ State Zip -----------------------Primary Interest 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 July 2007 Page 3

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2•7 Happenings ... 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 54901 AMEucAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Sovrn POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: AMl!RICAN 'fRIALs AssOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM -PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HontNE -(714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM LASELi., TECH INSPECTOR AP-ro 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SuR. MEx!co AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, · 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QuEBEC OFF ROAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P IT7 (450) 622-4440 B.AJA CUP CHALLENGE December 8, 2007 BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OH Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4 344 VALLEY VIEW A VE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340..6474 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAS VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-64 J-243 l 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. BoNNEVIU.E OFF RoAD RACING ENTERPRISES 341 w. 2575 N SUNSET, UT 84015 801-773-1651 June 29-30, 2007 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV August 31-September 1, 2007 Wendover 200 Wendover, NV BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760..578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California City, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA]UARENSE DE OiAMPJONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST Dusty Times EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 01 J-52-16-17-45-42.CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> August 18, 2007 Gorman Ridge Rally Coef 3 Frazier Park, CA September 15, 2007 Treeline Rally Coef 3 Quartzsite, AZ October 5-6, 2007 Prescott Rally Coef 2,3 Prescott, AZ November 9-11, 2007 Laughlin International Rally, Coef 1,2,3 Laughlin, NV CANNING ATIRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560..SHOW CJ!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 P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVlLLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QmNnN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUToMoVILisnco PIAXJII INTfllllCQMII ~-•• M&MIITII IDJlllff'd ~ D c:a.L_ SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXJCO USA JAN WRIGHT (OJ 1 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT Cum P.O. Box 3187 M!SSlON VIEJO, CA 92690..3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFRoAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXJCO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 0l l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO 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 30-December 1-2, 2007 Race Ready 275 Mexicali -San Felipe, BC, MX CoLORADOHILL ... 191Atff11. IIAT PHaNIII _....,........,, QYCnl July 2007 CLIMB AssOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 CoLORADO SPRJNGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXJCO, CA 92232 HECTDR CERECER 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS OIL SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Surry 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR September 15-16, 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 Sp\!edway Continued next page Pages

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Trall Notes ... ORR -Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced that Nissan will be the Official Vehicle of the newly-formed Lucas Oil World eries of Off-Road Racing (WSORR). Nissan Motorsports is concentrating their off-road racing efforts on this challenging Series, not only as the Official Vehicle of the Series, but also offering contingency awards to Nissan race truck drivers. Nissan Motorsports has long used competition to improve its vehicles, evident by the rugged Frontier and Titan trucks, as well as our entire adventure-ready SUV lineup. WSORR is an ideal proving ground for Nissan trucks and Nissan Motorsports components. "WSORR is honored to have Nissan as its Official Vehicle for our inaugural season," said WSORR President and General Manager Doug Davis. "WSORR will attract thousands of action-hungry fans seeking to see high-tech vehicles pushed to their limits, and there's no doubt that Nissan vehicles will continue the success honed over decades of off-road competition around the world." Nissan also includes WSORR in its extensive 2007 Motorsports Contingency Awards Program, with $1,000 to $2,000 available to registered Nissan drivers during the racing season, with up to $5,000 available for driver championship winners. The PRO 2WD pickup truck class (Nissan Titan) and the PRO Light Pickup class (Ni san Frontier). SCORE BAJA 500 -Over 475 entries from 31 States; Mexico, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Africa & New Zealand are competing. COURSE: TOTAL MILEAGE: 420.11 miles (4 chet:kpoints). Starts in downtown Ensenada adjacent to the Riviera Cultural Center and finishes at Campo de Softball Jose Negro Soto stadium, 11th & Espinoza, in the heart of Ensenada. Starting and finishing in Ensenada, this year's tight and technical course will run in a clod .. -wise direction, running East into the middle of the peninsula, then South, followed by a West travel section, turning north, then East, North and back West for the final charge back into Ensenada. The course travels in a clockwise direction for the second straight year and second time since· 2003, with just the first 16.13 miles from the start being used both ways. From Ojos Negros, the outgoing course heads due South. The first 112.25 miles of the course is the same route as used in March's Tecate SCORE Baja 250 to Valle de Trinidad. The course goes southeast from Ojos to El Alamo (rm65.48) and back northeast to Highway 3 at K78+ (rm78.06). After running 1.19 miles on the highway, the course turns east then immediately south paralleling Highway 3 through Santa Catarina (rm86.32) and along the infamous Goat Trail before merging into Highway 3 south just after Kll7 (rmll0.7) to run on pavement to K138 (rm 122.91). The course then heads South, Southwest and up and around Mike's Sky Rancho, rm142.66, and back down around behind Rancho Meling and back up through Rancho El Coyote, rm208.32. The course then winds north towards Valley de Trinidad and down Simpson's hill, turning West at rm252.62. Shooting across to Highway 1 at K102, rm281.49, the course goes north on pavement to K96, rm285.53. At this point, the course winds West and then North for a sprint along the Pacific Ocean, turning back inland and NorthEast at rm326.94. At rm340.85, Highway 1, K51 +, the course turns Noi-th at Santo Tomas, to Uruapan at K42, rm348.55 where it turns East and north through the Cerro San Antonio mountains· dropping back down west of Ojos Negros eventually joining the outgoing course at K25 (rm398.29). BRENDAN GAUGHAN -NeWave Television Productions has announced that NASCAR star Brendan Gaughan will provide commentary for the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing on SPEED TV during the 2007 season. Gaughan is a former World Champion short course off-road racer and current NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver. "When deciding on the broadcast team, we were cognizant of what we thought would be best for the sport and the television series," stated Steve Grein, Executive Producer for Ne Wave Television Productions. "Brendan's personality and enthusiasm have been :Nell documented throughout his NASCAR and off-road career and we know he'll bring great insight and an element of entertainment to the broadcast," Grein added. In addition to Gaughan, the WSORR TV broadcast team includes newcomer Christyn Garrett serving as pit reporter and off road racing expert Greg Creamer hosts the shows. Ne Wave will tape the entire series and compile the events into 18 one-hour programs that will air on prime time SPEED. Fourte·en episodes will focus on each round of racing from the PRO 4x4, PRO 2WD and PRO Light Pick Up classes. One show will be dedicated entirely to the two shootout Cup races at Crandon. The three remaining episodes will solely focus on SRT sportsman racing highlights from the full season. In addition to the broadcast team, Ne Wave has planned a different approach to the format for each one hour show by mixing behind the scenes programming with hardcore race results. The television series will begin airing on SPEED in late 2007. BORE -Bonneville Off Road Racing Enterprises has seen a management change. After 7 successful years running BORE, George and Glenn Cain have passed the reins to their close friends and fellow racers -Roger/ Peggy Bowers, Jake/Sharon Maness, and Roger Ball. George & Glenn enjoyed their time as owners of this elite racing organization -but decided it was time to pass it on for other's to run. Roger/ Peggy, Jake/Sharon, and Roger have outright purchased BORE. In speaking with the new owners, they want all to know that their motto "Racers Promoting Racing" will be the foremost thought in mind as they take BORE through the rest of the 2007 season. They will be putting out a letter to all present, past, and potential racers soon. Best ofluck BORE! A few key positions have been filled: Race Director -Mike Chamberlain, Course Layout Director -Brian Dick, Media Director -Gregg "Kwazi" Kimoto. For contact info please see BORE at: BILEK RACING -Dusty Times would like to salute Bilek Racing the wonderful off track work they have been doing. Mike brought Class 1 and Class 10 race cars and hauler to Edison High School for a demonstration for the Special Abilities Cluster Program students. The program serves 165 severely handicapped and special-needs students and focuses on employment and independent living. Mike's crew discussed the engine, suspension and safety equipment required in racing. Bilek Racing donated $5,000 towards a new vehicle to~e used for student off-campus instruction and also donated $5,000 to Autism Speaks, an organization that raises awareness for autism. A great big round of applause goes to Mike Bilek and his crew for their generous activity. If you would care to make a donation to this worthy cause please contact Heather Kimbrel at: SNORE AT CALIENTE-It was a big and a fun race in Caliente, Nevada for a whole bunch of SNORE racers. Perfect weather was there for all and the racing was really good. Some of the class winners were: Class 1 - TJ Flores, Kevin Curtis was second and Jeff Perkins was third. Class 10 -CJ Hutchins took the win, Cortney Whipple was second and JC Dean was third. Stephen Beal was the Unlimited Truck winner. Bryan Freeman was the Class 1600 winner, Jeff Page& Las Vegas, NV CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-80042 CORVA EXT42 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 County ORV Park, Olympia, WA)-DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AVTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 LONG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 Dl!cAnJR FoUR WHEEL DRivE CuJB DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 Dl!sERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAslERN OfF-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 109[ TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.NsENAl>A BAJA Off RoAD RACING AV. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX Ol l-52-646-1818989 Eus10 01 l-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERo BEACH INTERNATIONAL Snort Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Ol 1-5Z:646-176-6230 FORDA FLoRIDA Ow RoAD DRlvER's ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, NOii at David.son Raceway FuoPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-93 20/959-579-6151 FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANEs OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 ScoTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium style Classes -Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80l!0 303-806-8062/ 303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55l08 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 All races for Jeepspeed 1,2 & 3 August 11, 2007 MOR Californai 200 Night Race July 2007 Lucerne Valley, CA September 29, 2007 MOR Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley, CA November JI-December 2, 2007 BITD Terrible 400 Henderson, NV KAMl.ooPS BRONCO BUSTERS Wms,,eriaa Pines Sports & Recreation Center P.O. Box465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 LAs VEGAS SANDSPORTS ·& OFFRoADExPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> LI.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 ]IM ARVTA (408) 247-4402 MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING Luis CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5[05 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuGGY Bun.oERS · Dun.e BulllIY Trade Sb.ow (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M. T .B. Ent:erprisee Inc. 15529 ]ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA ~AMERICA OFF RoAD AsSOCIATION P.O. Box 664 GREENUP, LL 62428 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: <> June 30, 2007 Short Course X Roads MX Effingham, II July 21-22, 2007 Short Course & Enduro Liberty, In August 25, 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 California Cb.ampionsb.ip Series Augwt 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 Cb.ampionsb.ip Series October 27, 2007 Superstition 250 December 31, 2007 The Bud Light Dash 200 M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF ROAD RACING ENnruSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 MOREKARTEK Off Road Gola Cup Series Julv 21, 2007 Freedom 250 Barstow,CA September 15, 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 MoroWF.ST WINTER TRw.s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valle:, with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l - Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motonporta Prom.o-tiona 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NoRTIIERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WuLFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valle:, Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) OFF RoAD ExPO 2007 (626) 599-8622 OFF ROAD RACING AsSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. - 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. -9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OVTLAWREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races hela at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (5l9)-681-4192(H)/ (519) 457-2913(W) OUTI.AW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. LOUIS, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OH Road Cb.ampi.onsb.ip 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 June JO-July 1, 2007 Mudfest Weekend & Buggy Shootout Julv 2S-29, 2007 Buggy Shootout August 18, 2007 September 29-30, 2007 Season Championship & Buggy Shootout All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway Poo!s PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN Dusty Times ,I

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■ ·----------~ 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTimCK 14402 BoNo CouITT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CIIAMPIONSIDP SERIES Julv 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 26-27, 2007 Lake Superior Rally Houghton, Michigan November 9-10, 2007 TBD Rally Location, TBD RALLYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS Eutern St11ta Cluunpioaabip October 6-7, 2007 Homestead Motor Speedway, Florida Bos RICKER October 13, 2007 Detroit Fowlerville Fairgrounds, Michigan ROBERT M. MARTIN 8072 BALDWIN ROAD GOODRICH, Ml 48438-9014 Central Smta CIJJJmpioaabip Julv 29, 2007 Land O Lakes, Corcoran, Ml MARK UTECHT Augmt 11-12, 2007 Rocky Mountain Divisional Fountain, CO CHAD ONES 17 HUNTINGTON CIRCLE PUEBLO, CO 81005-1808 October 6-7, 2007 Utah (Tentative) KARL SEALANDER 485 S HAzEL DRIVE SALEM, UT 84653 We.tan St11ta Cluunpioaabip September 22-23, 2007 Jean Dry Lake, Las Vegas, NV MICHAEL MAlsED RallyCross National Championship October 26-28, 2007 Motorsports Park Hastings, NE ROCK. CRAWLERS AssoclATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN Dmoo SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series !ry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIF.Go OFF RoAD E.xPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAu.Y P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. 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Don't call, but mail your 2007 schedules as soon as po11ible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUllliJ~iffllll 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 July 2007 Trall Notes ••• Carr was in second place and Fernie Padilla was third. Monte Tibbetts finally got back to his winning ways in Class 8, Mike Sims followed and Mike Bailey was third. In Unlimited Sportsman Tom Hood took the win and Brian Crew was second. In Class 5/1600 Raul Solano was the big winner, Jerry Hill was second and Shawn George was third. Bryan Adams was the Champ Car winner and Bob Dziurawiec was second. Pete Mortensen took the Limited Sportsman trophy, Jill Rootring was second and Rich Brady was third. Russ Ramsey took the Class 7 win, Garrett Evans was second. Jesse Ware was the Class 1450 winner, Clint Armstrong was second and Eric Ludian was third. Mark Murrell was the Class 11 winner. A complete story and lots of pictures will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. aRR CoNTINGENCY PROGRAM -Championship Off Road Racing is roud to announce it's 2007 contingency program now reaches over $1 million and includes more than 30 companies. The program continues to grow weekly with the most recent contingency commitments come from VP Racing Fuels and Lucas Oil. For more than 30 years, VP Racing's strength has been its passionate dedication to technological development through R&D. With CORR, VP will be awarding the top three finishers at the end of the season in the Pro 4, Pro 2, Pro Lite, Super Buggy and Single Buggy series. VP is giving in total $15,150 in contingency this season. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, USHRA and ATPA tracks across the country. Lucas Oil will be providing a $50 Lucas Oil gift certificate and a 20% off coupon for their products to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. In addition, Lucas Oil will also being drawing one random finishing spot in all classes prior to the start of each race, the lucky number will win a $50 Lucas Oil gift certificate. Lucas Oil is giving approximately $19,750 in contingency. O.R.E. AT LUCERNE VALLEY -The top finisher in each class is seed here: Class 1 Ron Brant, Class 1300 Eric Jacobus, Class 10 Sean unn, Class 12 Gene Wilson, Class 11 David Cote, Class 1/2-1600 Dave Girdner, Class 5 John Aguilar, Class 5/1600 Raul Solano, Class 8 Mark Shoaff, Class 7 Todd Ormiston, Class 7S Steve Rose, Class 9 Ian Maxwell, Class 1450 Shawn Walters, Class 1400 Kyle Caso. A full report on the race will be in the next issue of Dusty Times. SCORE HAs NEW OmCIAL VEHICLE-SCORE International announced today that Volkswagen of America, Inc., has agreed to a multi-year special marketing partnership effective immediately to become the Official Vehicle of SCORE International and the six-race SCORE Desert Series sanctioned and produced annually by SCORE. The official announcement was made Friday during the pre-race media conference for Saturday's 39th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world. "It is a tremendous honor for SCORE to be able to announce that Volkswagen has become the official vehicle of SCORE International," said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President since shortly after it was founded in 1973. "Volkswagens and those amazing air-cooled VW engines are part of the foundation of desert racing and to have Volkswagen reach out in this manner is a tribute to the thousands ofVWs and VW-powered vehicles chat have been such an integral part of our sport since its beginnings. We look forward to working with Volkswagen to development and execute a pro-active marketing strategy as well as assist them with the special research and development opportunity that only our sport offers." Volkswagen officials were on hand to introduce the new SCORE sponsorship and echoed the sentiments expressed by Fish. "This marketing partnership provides a unique platform for Volkswagen and we especially are excited about the prospects of working with a motorsports legend like SCORE's Sal Fish," said Clark Campbell, Volkswagen of America Motorsport Manager. "We intend on having a significant presence at SCORE races and are diligently developing some very innovative plans that we will launch over the next several months tied to this new relationship with SCORE." 39TH Tl!CATE SCORE BAJA 500 -Total Entries: 519 Total Starters: 492 Total Finishers: 283 (57.5 percent) The top 20 cars and trucks are: 1. Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz/Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9 hours, 10 minutes, 58 seconds (46.20miles per hour) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 2. Robby Gordon, Mooresville, N.C., Chevy CK1500, 9:I4:55 (45.87mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 3. B.J. Baldwin, Las Vegas, Chevy Silverado, 9: 17:32 (45.65mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 4. Mark Post, Laguna Beach, Calif./Rob MacCachren, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 9:25:30 (45.01mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 5. Josh Baldwin, Newport Beach, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:36: 17 (44.17mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 6. David Scaroni/Matt Scaroni, Heber, Calif., Ford F-150, 9:47: 50 (43.30mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 7. Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., Ford F-150, 9:48:40 (43.24mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 8. Todd Wyllie, New River, Ariz., Chevy C1500, 9:55:34 (42. 74mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 9. Gus Vildosola/ Gus Vildosola Jr., Mexicali, Mexico, Ford F-150, 9:58:00 (42.56mph) (SCORE Trophy) 10. B.J. Richardson/John Gaughan, Las Vegas, Bunderson-Chevy, 9:59:30 (42.46mph) (Class 1) 11. Mark Miller, Carefree, Ariz., VW Touareg, 10:00:38 (42.38mph) (SCORE Int'l Truck) 12. Chuck Hovey, Escondido, Calif., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:27 (42.04mph) (Class 1) 13. Gary Weyhrich/Mark Weyhrich, Troutdale, Ore., Jimco-Chevy, 10:05:32 (42.03mph) (Class 1) 14. Alan Pflueger, Honolulu/Ricky Johnson, Encinitas, Calif., Chevy Silverado, 10:06:29 (41.97mph) (SCORE Trophy-Truck) 15. Darren Hardesty, Ramona, Calif./Mark Randazzo, Poway, Calif., AlumiCraft-VW, 10:06:50 (41.94mph) (Class 1) 16. Armin Schwarz, Austria/Matthias Kahle, Germany, Jimco-BMW, 10: 15:30 (41.25mph) (Class 1) 17. Luis Ramirez Jr., Caho San Lucas, Mexico/Jim Mihal, La Paz, Mexico, Porter-Chevy, 10: 16: 15 (41.30mph) (Class 1) 18. Giniel De Villers, South Africa, VW Touareg, 10: 18:44 (41.14mph) (SCORE Int'! Truck) 19. Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif/Dave Gasper, Goleta, Calif., Porter-Chevy, 10:21:05 (40.98mph) (Class 1) 20. Max Thieriot/Cam Theriot, Petaluma, Calif/Glenn Harris, Camarillo, Calif., RPS-Chevy, 10:27:24 (40.57mph) (Class 1) Class winners not mentioned above are: Class 1/2-1600 Dave Gaspino, Lothringer. CLASS 3 Donald Moss, Ford Bronco. CLASS 5 Luivan Voelker. CLASS 5/1600 Jose Montoya. CLASS 7 Dan Chamlee Ford Ranger. CLASS 7SX Jim Hinesley, Ford Ranger. CLASS 8 Nick Vanderwey, Chevy Silverado. CLASS 9 Eric Fisher. CLASS 10. Lobsam Yee, Jimco-Honda. SCORE LITE Scott Wisdom, Mirage. CLASS 11 Ramon Fernandez. STOCK FULL John Griffin Ford F-350. STOCK MINI Rod HallHummer H3. PROTRUCK Gus Vildosola Jr. Toyota Tundra. OVERALL SPORTSMAN CAR Dave Donaldson, Susp Unl'td-VW. A full story and loads of pictures will appear in the next issue of Dusty Times. Continued on page 59 Page 7

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TERRIBL .. S TDWN Havey Gets It Dane BY ]UDY SMITH PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Mark Post and Rob MacCachren shared the driving chores and they took the Trick Truck Class win by six minutes in their Ford. around in the desert before re-crossing 95 and then heading northwest, basically parallel to the highway. From the furthest point, at Mile 140, they then turned south and zigzagged back down to just above Johnnie, where the inbound course trav-eled on the outbound course for a bit, and then wound its way for nearly 30 miles of nothing but rocks, to the finish just outside of Pahrump. It was a total of 242 miles long. There were eight BITD pit areas along the way and several checkpoints. minute apart. All the rest started one every 30 seconds, in an or-der determined by a drawing. Fastest this time was the Trick Truck of Rob MacCachren and Mark Post, and second in the line-up was Hovey. Chuck Hovey drove his good looking Jimco to the Class 1 win as well as the overall win at the BITD Terrible's Town 250. For the first time ever at this race, there were no bikes and quads. Over the years it had be-come a close thing between the outgoing last starters in the car/ truck classes and the incoming fast bikes. It had looked poten-tially dangerous, in that the bikes would be coming in just after the final car classes started, which meant that there was po-tential for a head on. BITD offi-cials always kept a close watch on the situation, but it was diffi-cult, and as entries have grown, they apparently decided not to take any chances. MacCachren drove the first half of the race in Post's truck and he was "very cautious" in the washes, trying not to have any flat tires (and -he said -"hoping that Hovey would get one). Hovey was right behind him all the way. MacCachren had more to worry about than just Hovey, because at Mile 29 he had only a minute, and there was a tie between Ed Herbst in his Ford, and Garron Cadiente in his Ford. Then, only another minute back, were Steve Olliges, and Pete Sohren, also tied. So there were five Trick Trucks, all Fords, all with their eyes on that bonus of $10,000 that Ford was offering for an overall win. Pahrump, NV: Chuck Hovey finally put together a race with no disasters and, driving his Chevy Jimco, took th·e overall win at the BITD's Terrible's 250 in Pahrump. It's an especially welcome win, because the Herbst family's added purse of $20,000 for the overall win makes the winner's take home very generous. Because of the added purse, this event regularly enjoys a big entry in Class 1500, and this year was no exception, with 39 entries in that class. The Herbsts actually pump up the payoff with $40,000, and after the $20,000 is skimmed off the top for the overall winner, the rest is distrib-uted throughout the remaining classes. And, just a little addi-tional incentive for the racers to push, Ford had put up a $10,000 bonus if the overall winner was a Ford Trick Truck. They gave it a good try. Ford didn't get to give away their bonus for overall, but they paid out a bunch of money any way, because in every truck class Ford won. That's nine classes, and nine first place bonus checks. The race was marred by the tragic death of Jeff Shephard, a pit person for the Riviera team. Shephard and his friend, Raul Doug fortin had a great race, he took the Class 10 win by 10 minutes, he's seen here in his Wik powered Jimco. Navarrette, were helping to raise a radio antenna, and Shephard was electrocuted. He died at the site. Navarrette had burns on his hands and was airlifted to a hos-pital. A relief fund has been es-tablished to help the families. Anyone wishing to contribute may send funds to Team Riviera Memorial Relief Fund, c/ o Cali-fornia Bank and Trust, 115 Via Pico Plaza, San Clemente, CA 92672. The race course began in Johnnie, a spot on the road north of Pahrump, and traveled north, nearly as far as Beatty, crossing Highway 95 at Amargosa Valley, and curling The Time Trials were held, as usual, to determine the fastest 20 entries, and that 20 would have the luxury of starting a Curt LeDuc and son Todd drove their Skyjacker Ford to the Class 8 win, they finished 12th overall in the race. Another 64 miles down the road, and, while MacCachren and Post were still first on the trail, they were now tied with Cadiente, who was dealing with more dust than they were. The Herbsts were only two minutes back and they were tied with the team of Chris Lucas, Eric Place, Rick D. Johnson and Rob Reinertson. This was going to be tough all the way. At the third check, Mile 193, Post, who was now driving, was leading in spite of some time lost during the driver change. It seems that the seat adjuster re-fused to work, and they fiddled with it for several minutes, be-fore Post finally gave up and drove with the seat in MacCachren's position. Rob's shorter than Mark, so Post was driving with his knees up against the dash. Post had a brief scare when he had the finish line in sight. T here was a sharp left turn, and he came in too hot, bicycled, and nearly rolled the truck. But it landed squarely on its wheels, Tim and Ed Herbst had a decent day, they finished second in the Trick Derrick Sproule did a solo run in the Aceco, he took the silver medal Larry Job had a decent day he had a few minor problems but still Truck category, less than six minutes out of the win in their Ford. in the Class 1500 fracas, seen here making waves. got a good second place in Class 10 in his Jimco. Pages JUIY.2007 Dusty Times

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Alan Levinson drove his Ford Pro Truck to a second place finish in Richard Maddux and Lowell Arnold took the silver medal in Class 8, Gary Stairs and Ken Tapert drove their Moulton to a second place finish in Class 2000, losing the power steering was very expensive. class, he's seen here at takeoff on his way to the flag. they're seen here flying towards home in their Ford. and hewentontofinish in good had a "few problems", and had road crossing at Amargosa." order, taking the win by six min-gone slow because "I didn't want Then Derrick Sproule, in an utes. Their time was 4:08:21 for to show the boys up." Scaroni, Aceco, was tied with Berri, an-the 242 miles. with a time of 8:44:39, was the other minute back. The spread Tim and Ed Herbst finished final Trick Truck finisher. from first to sixth was just six second, reporting that they'd In Class 21500, which had minutes. But the Weyhrichs and had a lot of dust and a "couple the biggest entry for this event, the Ebberts fell out of the race of flats". Ed, who had surgery on the lead belonged to Mark and before getting to the next check. his neck in about October of last Gary Weyhrich in their Jimco, At Mile 193, only 49 miles year, seems to be fully recovered, at Mile 29, and then there was a from the finish, Hovey was lead-and reports that his neck is "per- six-way tie with Hovey, in his ing, with three minutes on Tim feet". In third it was David and Jimco, Scott Schovajsa in an SS McDonnell and Pete Oliver, in Matt Scaroni, in another Ford. Constructors, Sam Berri in a a Penhall. Sproule ran third, and The truck was finished just the Jimco, Danny and Dale Ebberts the team of Dennis Boyle and day before the race, and neither in their Jimco, B.J. Richardson Dale Hines was fourth in their of the brothers had any trouble in his Bunderson, and Kyle Tay-Lothringer. Pat Dean had moved with it. They said they were lor in a Tatum. That was a lot of up to fifth in his Bunderson, "stoked!" They finished third, talent and horsepower, and any and Ray Croll was sixth in his only 11 minutes behind the one of them was certainly in a Ford powered Porter. Herbsts. In fourth it was Will position to win the race. Hovey, who spends his time Staats, with his daughter, Emily, Richardson and Taylor were between races trying to get this riding along in the Ford. Fifth both out before they got to the new car to work the way he went to Steve Olliges and Wayne next check, however, Richardson wants it to, has got his steering Lugo. Lugo said they'd gotten breaking a hub at Mile 90. "better, but we still have some stuck because the truck stalled, At Mile 93 the Weyhrich car work to do". He also put "high and had a flat. Olliges had also was still leading, with one quality circuit breakers and re-stalled and lost about 45 sec-minute on the Ebberts car. Joe lays" on the car, hoping to avoid onds. Said Lugo, "We had a Myers and Darnen Jefferies ran a repetition of a problem he had great day!" In sixth it was Pete third, three minutes further at Parker. Still, all the work has Sohren, whose Ford had two back, in their HMS, and Hovey paid off, because Hovey took the flats, and the jack handle broke was a minute behind them in win, and the overall, with a time in half when they went to change fourth. Just before Pit 2, Hovey's of 4:07:27. He was only 54 see-the first one. They also ran it out car had quit for a few moments. onds ahead of Post and of water after Pit 4, and they ran It cost him about three minutes, MacCachren, but he had eight it out of oil. They added the and he was never sure why it minutes and 22 seconds on the three quarts of oil they were car-quit, but thinks he may have got second place Class 1500 car. rying on board, along with the something wet in a "very wet That was Derrick S roule, three quarts of transmission fluid they carried, and motored to the next pit to get some more. They were about two and a half minutes behind fifth place. In seventh it was B.J. Baldwin and Bobby Baldwin, Chevy, who said they "had brakes for very little of the race." The crew bled them, but they didn't last. They even changed rotors and cali-pers, but they went away again. B.J. drove most of his last 200 miles without brakes. Cadiente finished eighth, re-porting that he'd been stuck in the silt for an hour. Then, as he came to the finish he was too hot in that left turn, and rolled the truck, but luckily, landed on his wheels. He was five minutes be-hind seventh place. In ninth it was Ro n Whitton and Jeff Geiser, in another Ford. Whitton said the "lug nuts loos-ened up and the axle fell out." They finished on a flat rear tire, and he explained that they'd let the air out of the tire "so the axle wouldn't fall out." Chris and Michael Robinson were tenth, in a Chevy. They said they "broke it" right off the bat, and then were behind slower cars. They were out of brakes when they arrived at the finish. In 11th, and happy to arrive, was Steve Scaroni (father of Matt and David) who was driving his Ford Trick Truck for the first time since he'd had open heart sur-gery in October. He said he'd Dusty Times Ryan Staats drove all the way and he took the Pro Truck win with 17 minutes in hand, he's seen here in his Ford. Rick Waszkiewicz and Kirk Steenburgen shared the drive, they took the 1600cc honors with just as minute to spare in their R&E Fab car. July 2007 who usually shares the driving with his dad, Lloyd. This time, Lloyd said, "He wouldn't get out -we'll have to buy a new ve-hicle." Derrick said they'd had a "very good day." In third, an-other 16 minutes back, it was Pat Dean, who'd had a good day, with no flat tires. But, he said, he'd started further back than he liked, because during the qualifying he'd hit "a bit ole rock" and flattened two tires at once. Fourth place went to Ray Croll, who also had no flats. He drove all the way. Ray was grum-bling a bit about his start posi-tion, saying "I didn't qualify very well, wish I could get that under control". He'd had a lot of dust in the early going because of his start position. In fifth it was Schovajsa, who'd lost a couple of fan belts, hit a rock and flattened a tire, then had to s top for a new spare. He'd also spent some time "working on the belts", and had a total of about 30 minutes of down time. Sixth place went to Shawn Croll, Ray's son, who also drove all the way. He said he'd had a flat in the first five miles, and that cost him eight positions. Then he'd had an-other flat out of Pit 3, and by then he was wa back in the dust. He lost an alternator belt at Mile 200, and again a bit fur-ther on, and said he just "cruised the last 30 miles". He was only six minutes behind Schovajsa. Sam Berri was sev-enth, saying "I was just having a good time -'til the steering went, at about Mile 120". He said he lost "a lot" of time. He was an-other five minutes back. In eighth, two minutes later, was the team of Halopoff and Lerner, who'd been running up a lot closer to the front, but within 30 miles or less of the fin-ish, the car quit. And it didn't re-start for about "a half hour or 45 minutes" according to Halopoff, who was driving at the time. Then, a half mile from the finish, he had a flat. They'd been running about third before the car quit. Brothers Michael and Kevin James finished ninth in their Jimco. Kevin, who started, had lost two belts very early, and another further down the road. He said that each tossed belt costs him 15 or 20 minutes. In tenth it was Joe Myers and Darnen Jefferies in their HMS, and in 11th it was McDonnell and Oliver, who'd dropped from second somehow. Twelfth was Continued on next page John Swift soloed the race in his Unlimited Mini Class Ford, took the lead about one third through the race and had an hour in hand at the finish. Randy Merritt took a nice win in Class 8100, he ran practically trouble free in his KC Hilited Ford, seen here at speed. Page9

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Chad Hall finished second in Class 8100 in the Hummer, went the Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell each drove half the race, stuck in silt Wayne Demonja and Bob Nance finished second in Class 7100, last 50 miles with no left front shock, lost by 50 seconds. for an hour but managed a second place finish in 7200 in their Ford. they had led for a while but settles for the silver medal in their Ford. Bill Robertson and Michael this race Scott won the Rhino Romano was 22nd in a Tatum, partner, Randy Ross, in a other Jimco. Don Emmons was Duenas in their Penhall, report- class, and apparently almost im-and then Todd Cuffaro finished Penhall, finished 12 minutes fifth, one minute further back. ing one flat each. Tom mediately switched to the 1500 in his Porter. Early in the day behind Cuffaro, with a broken When they got to Mile 93, Gilchriese was unlucky 13th in class. He said, "It's a big jump Cuffaro's fan belt had blown off limiter strap. John Harrah, in an they'd lost Emmons, but the his HMS, and he reported roll-up - we like it - [it's] a lot faster." and the car quit, because it took HMS, was 25th, reporting three other front runners were still ing over and losing his radio so It was their first race in the new something else with it. The car flats and a blown c.v. He said, there. Now Harrah and Fortin he couldn't radio for help. Rob-car, and they lost an alternator was still on the course, and "This has been a rough, rough were tied for the lead, with two ert Nuckles, in a Nuckles Fab, and a clutch. Kevin Curtis was Cuffaro's passenger hopped out day." Biker turned car-driver, minutes on Job. He had another built by his proud family, was next in a Tatum, saying he'd had of the car to make a quick fix. Andy Grier, shared the driving, two minutes on McBeath, who 14th. This was the second race no flats, but that there was "a Along came John Grigsby, in his and Kody Harrah, John's 13 year was eight minutes in front of for the car, the first finish, "so lot of carnage out there." At this Class 1500 car, and he hit the old daughter, rode with her. dad. Tom Brown and Red Burgin in it means a lot!" He ran out of time, racers were starting to passenger, breaking his leg. They were the last finisher in the their Chenowth. brakes, and put it on its lid at comment about the numbers of Grigsby, horrified, stayed until class. At Mile 193 Fortin had a Mile 218. Some photographers cars parked forlornly at the side the hapless passenger had been In Class 1000, there were 13 clear lead of seven minutes, over put them back on their wheels. of the course in the last 10 miles taken away in an ambulance, starters, but they didn't have Job. McBeath ran third, 15 min-Mile Bilek was 15th, report-or so. then he went on, and so did much luck getting to the finish. utes later, Brown and Burgin ing a couple of flats and no In 20th it was Jim Tucker and Cuffaro, his car having been At Mile 29, only one had fallen were fourth, another 18 minutes brakes. In 16th it was Brian Mike McGee in their Jimco. fixed during the down time. He out, and sadly, that was a team back, and an hour later it was Zehring and Kris McDonald, Tucker reported an "in car fire" then picked up Vic Bruckmann, consisting of Patric, Kolt and Erick Jacobs and Jay Clark, in who were racing for the first when a spare tire got loose, and his driving partner, to ride along Kash Bell, who'd come all the fifth in a Toyota powered car. time in their Sandco. T hey said McGee had an electrical prob-for part of the course, and then way from Alaska to race. Fifteen Over an hour behind them they "got hit pretty good, early", lem. The 21st finisher was Steve got a second passenger, who hurt year old Johnny Harrah had the Allen and Scott Gerber and but had no flats. Seventeenth Jangaard in an HMS that had to his back and had to get out. Ul-lead at the 29 mile mark, but he Doug Blakely, in a Lothringer, went to Charles Lathren in a be pushed up onto the "mesa." timately, Cuffaro finished with had only a minute on Larry Job were not having as smooth a day new Jimco. Eighteenth was He said he'd had a "lot of prob-no passenger. He lost a total of in his Jimco. A minute later as they'd like, and were having James Scott, whose RPS had to !ems." A converter seal ha-cl gone an hour. His passenger was re-there was a tie between Doug carburetor problems, which had be pushed up onto the "mesa" out and he'd added 30 quarts of ported to be all right except for Fortin, in a Jimco labeled "For started before the first pit at for his interview. Last year at oil in the final 100 miles. Todd the broken leg. 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The Fisher's, Jerry, Penny, Kevin and Leslie led class 7300 for a while, ended up second in class in their Ford truck. The Sunder/ands, John Rand John A (Father & Son) were second in David Jensen and Jeremy Stevens were the second place finishers the Class 4100 battle, they're seen here in their big Ford. in the Class 1800 contest, seen here in their SOR. Tim Lawrence raced his Ford to the Class 7100 win, he led most of the race, had no real problems and had 13 minutes in hand at the flag. Mile 18. Fortin, who had a good day, was thinking to himself, "Somebody'd be stupid not to buy this thing", but then, on second thought, "Maybe I'm stu-pid to sell it!" He took the win, in the time of 4:42: 11, and said that "you wouldn't think that Trick Trucks and Class 1 cars would hold you up -but some of them do." Forti n's building a new Trick Truck for himself right now. Ten minutes later Job finished in second place, not complaining about slow Trick Trucks, but he said he couldn't get around a Protruck for 100 miles and "lost enough time to lose the race." He also lost his power steering for the final 40 miles and said it was "40 miles of pure hell." Then it was nearly an hour before the third 1000 car came in. That was Tom Brown and Red Burgin. Burgin, who drove the second half, said it was actually a Class 11 car {like a SCORE Lite) and therefore was a little underpowered for this class. "You have to run hard", he said. And then went on to say "I didn't really feel in danger very much except for in the silt with the big trucks!" They were 59 minutes behind second place. In fourth it was Jacobs and Clark, who finished another half hour back. The last Class 1000 team to finish was that of the Gerbers and Blakely, who had a litany of problems. In addition to the car-bu retion trouble, a pin had come out of the throttle linkage, they'd had a couple of flats, they'd been double-clutching, and also running the fuel pump on and off to keep it cleaned out. No one else in the class made it in. The Protrucks (Class 1200) had an entry of just six trucks, and true to form, managed to get all six of the finish line. At Mile 29 Ryan Staats, Ford, was tied with Wade Kelson and Todd Bogh, another Ford, and Bill Driggs, who has more fun than anyone, was third a minute later in still another Ford. In fact, of the six, only one wasn't a Ford, and that was Cody Swanty's Dodge. When they reached Mile 93, Staats and Levinson were virtu-ally tied, and Kelson and Bogh were 20 minutes down in third. Only Swanty seemed to be hav-ing a bad day, and he'd fallen off the pace by about an hour and a half. At Mile 193 Staats had the lead all to himself, and now Levinson was about 22 minutes back, and followed by Richard and Jason Voss. Kelson and Bogh were over an hour down, Driggs had lost even more time, and Swanty was over two hours behind the leader. The entire field was still run-Regen and Tammie Gubler, who Staats took the win, and was ning at Mile 193, and now Todd shared the driving. They had 13th in the overall standings. He LeDuc, Curt's son, was at the steering trouble, and had some said he'd lost his brakes at Mile wheel of their truck. He said welding done at Pit 7. They also 240 or so, nearly at the finish, they had no problems, "just had a few flats, caused by the and had had no flats. He'd never drove smart." Neither had pre-difficulty of steering around had to get out of the truck. run the course. Now they had 20 things. Seventh went to Mark Levinson, who was second, said minutes on Maddux and Shoaff who did all the driving. he'd had a lot of dust off the Arnold, and then it was 13 min-He had brake line problems, fuel start, and he did have a flat. utes back to Kellogg, and then problems and air filter prob-He'd also changed a battery and came Beeler, and in fifth, Mastro !ems, and at Mile 230 he'd alternator, which cost him about and Stevens. needed a jump start. In eighth 20 minutes. In third it was the In the final 49 miles, Szlauko it was Jim and Joe Patelli, four Voss team, a half hour further dropped out. The LeDucs went hours after eighth place, the back. Rich had started and Jason on to win, having a relatively un-only Chevy to finish, and the finished, and they reported that eventful race. Maddux and last in the class to make it in. they'd had five flats in the first Arnold were second, 28 minutes In Class 7200 there were 14 100 miles, until they figured out later, saying "We had a good race Fords and one Toyota. At the that they'd been running the -didn't have any flats." They re- first Check, the lead belonged to wrong air pressure. Then there ported that they'd been stopped Shawn Wanzek, with two min-was a wait of about an hour and at a road crossing for four or five utes on Jason McNeil and Jason 45 minutes before Driggs minutes (waiting for traffic to Rodriguez, who were one showed up. He didn't say what pass) "and that put us way back." minute up on John Swift. Then had held him up, just "I'm In third it was Kellogg, who had there was a tie for fifth between gettin' older, this is gettin' bet-one flat which cost him about Jerry Zaiden and John Baker, ter." Swanty was fifth, saying five minutes. He said he'd had who were only four minutes out that his was an "awesome" truck. "lots of traffic" on course. Mark of the lead. Three trucks didn't And in sixth, an hour and 20 Beeler was next in, reporting even get to Mile 29. minutes later, Kelson and Bogh that he'd hit a rock and holed At Mile 93, the lead belonged reported that they'd had "a lot his oil pan and transmission to Swift, and he had 11 minutes of obstacles." They'd had a flat, pan. They "McGyvered" it back on Jerry Zaiden, who was eight been stuck for over an hour, and together, limped to a pit for minutes ahead of McNeil and as they sat there with water run-more permanent repairs, and Rodriguez. In fourth it was ning out of their radiator, said from then on, kept adding oil. Barry Karakas in the lone they'd been "borrowing" water In fifth it was Mastro, whose Toyota. And Stewart Dixon was for the last part of the race. They truck is covered with a brick pat-fifth, five minutes later. made it a 100% finish rate for tern. He said he'd lost his power Swift went on smoothly, and this very competitive class. steering about half way through at Mile 193 had a lead of over In Class 8000 there were nine the race and ran without it the an hour. Zaiden was still second, entries, and this was a tough rest of the way. In sixth it was followed by Stewart Dixon, then group. All but two of them were Fords. All but one made it to the finish. At the 29 mile point Curt LeDuc was tied in his Ford, with Mike Szlauko in one of the two Chevrolets. Three minutes be-hind them were Richard Maddux and Lowell Arnold, tied with Mike Kellogg. And in fifth place it was Mark and Brendan Beeler, only a minute later. At Mile 93 LeDuc had a lead of four minutes, and it was Maddux and Arnold in second. Kellogg was third now, another five minutes back, and followed by Michael Mastro and Terry Stevens, an hour and seven min-utes further back. Szlauko was in fifth now, another three minutes behind fourth. Ray Griffith soloed the drive in his Jeep, took an easy win in Class 1700, he's seen here headin' for the finish. ,--------------------~~,.,,,-=~ A decent second place finish in Class 3100 went to Rod and Josh Steve Combs and Ryan Wieferich finished second in their Yamaha David and Matt Scaroni drove their just built Trick Truck Ford to a Hall, they're seen here in their Hummer. Rhino in Class 1900, seen here headin' for the checkers. third place finish, seen here at launch time. Page 12 July 2007 Dusty Times T

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H Mike Kellogg drove all the way in his Ford truck, he finished third in Finishing third in Class 1200 was Jason and Richard Voss, they're Tom Brown and Red Burgin had a good race, they drove their the Class 8 contest, seen here at speed. seen here in nice, level flight. Chenowth to a nice third place finish in Class 10. -----,----'--------.-,---,F----.--------.-----.,-------.--.--------,--------;;;:===,,,,.,;;c;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;""""==;;;;;==;;;;;c;;;;;;;==;;;;;==;;;;;==;;;;;==;;;;;~;;;;;;;==;;;;;=;;;;;,=;;;;;,a;;; Karakas, and Daniel Bolton was tires. In sixth, only three min- onto his lead , chased by Merritt, fifth. McNeil and Rodriguez had utes behind them , were Jason and Foutz moved up to third, dropped out, as had Wanzek, an d M ike Ruane. M ike said it with Donahoe in fourth still,. Baker, Jeff Ri ge l, an d Sandy had been the "worst day fo r No one else was running. Cone. Only 50% of the starting Team O rbit - we lost our d iffer-At t h e finish line it was field was still running. ential (very early), transmission, Merritt, who said he'd had "one Swift, who drove all the way, oi l pump, b rakes, and I turned little problem " - a broken steer-took the win by an hour and 15 it over." But he was very proud ing reservoir, which cost him minutes. He had no trouble all of his son, Jason, for bringing it about a minute and a half. He'd day, and his crew said "He's fi-home in sixth. It was Jason's sec- also had some overheating in the nally happy with the truck." He ond time driving the truck. Sev-soft stuff, but hadn't had any reported he'd had a good race enth was the team of Kelly and flats. In fact, said Randy, he with Wanzek, and he'd been in John McNeil. They said they'd hadn't had a flat "in about ten front from Pit 6 (Mile 135) to had a transmission problem races." Hall, who finished right the finish. In second it was Jerry early, then lost a brake line, and in front of him, was second, 45 Zaiden and Jason Campbell , finally "nursed it in." T hey we re seconds back on corrected time. who drove the secon d h a lf. 'the last fin ishers in this class, He said it had been "a great race Zaiden had been stuck in the silt with a time of 10: 42:34. until Mile 199 when we tore the fo r 52 min utes before Pit 5, and In C lass 8 100 the r e we re right front shock mount off the almost got hit by another truck eight entries, and all of them got frame, and put it through the that didn't see them in the dust. through the first 29 miles. At hood." He drove without it the They used their lritrack button, that point the lead belonged to rest o f the way, and it "was al-and asked for a BITD person to Larry Tunnell in a Chevy, and most eno ugh." In third it was come and get them out of harm's he was two minutes in front of Foutz, two hours and 17 minutes way. They had no m echanical Greg Foutz, Ford. Third place later. He'd had front end trouble and no flats, and n ot belonged to Chad H all in his trouble, and had to wait for even any air filter problems. In Hummer, and Dave Morrison, parts. He lost three hours with third it was Stewart Dixon , who Ford, ran fifth, only four min-that problem, but had n o drove all the way. He'd had a flat utes behind the lead truck. trouble after that. Don ahoe was tire at Mile 217, lost third gear But when they got to Mile fourth, a n other 24 minutes at Mile 96, and was a half hour 93, both Tunnell and Morrisop. back. He said, "Flats, flats, flats, behind second place. Karakas were gon e. N ow H all h ad the and transmiss ion, power steer-was fourth, reporting o ne flat lead and Randy Merritt, another ing box and four broken rims." and an "o.k. day." H e said he Ford, was second, four minutes He h ad only second gear fo r "broke about six times all to- later. Mike Alden, in still an- about 220 miles, and only one gether." In fifth it was D aniel other Ford, ran third at this brake caliper was working. and Brad Bolton, an d they re- p oint, and Kreg Donahoe was Donahoe was the las t finisher in ported that they'd been stuck, fourth in his diesel Ford. the class. but had no flats. This was their Alden fell by the wayside in In C lass 2000 (1600cc VW fourth race on the same set of the next section, but H all held motors in buggies), there were Carl Fitts had a major problem, overcame it and went on to take the Class 7300 win, he's seen here in his Ford at speed. nine cars entered . All of them got through the first 29 miles and Gary Stairs and Ken Tapert h ad the lead at that point in their Moulton. Then there was a three-way tie, between Rick W aszkiewicz in his R & E Fab, C liff Robinson and Ke ith Basso in their Kat, and Monte, Jared, Kade and Duane Wadsworth, in a Mirage. They were all only a minute behind the lead car. When they got to Mile 93, the Suspensions Unlimited car of Bren t Meyer, had dropped out. Stairs and Tapert still led, now with a minute on the Wadsworth team. In third it was Waszkiewi cz and his co-driver, Kirk Steenburgen . And in fourth, Robinson and Basso . Mark Stein was the Class 4100 winner, he drove all the way, led all the way and took the win in his Ford by more than half an hour. They were d oing some close racing in this class. As they hit Mile 193, Stairs and Tapert were tied for the lead with the W ad sworth bunch, and Waszkiewicz and Steenburgen were only a minute behind them, followed by Robinson and Basso , who'd dropped back about 18 minutes. Rudy Arzate was fifth, but he was nearly two hours d own. There were still eight cars running. In the fina l 49 miles, Wasz kiewicz and Steenburge n moved to the front and took the win, finishing a minute and ten seconds in front of Stairs and T a pert. Waszkiewicz and Steenburgen said their day had been "flawless", but that the dust h a d been " real nasty". They'd had a push rod tube leak, but "it fixed itself." This was their third win in a row. The sec-ond place team of Stairs and Tapert, had d riven the final 40 miles with no power steering, and still finished close to the winner. In third it was Robinson and Basso, about 40 minutes later, and fourth went to the Wadsworths. Rudy Arzate was fifth, in a Mirage. He said he'd sheared a bolt in the steering. He was an hour behind fourth p lace. In s ixth it was T o n y Modica in a Mirage. H e said, "This course was Hell with rocks. The car was completely brand new - an d it's done!" He had three flats, all in the rocks. Seventh place went to Amy Perez and Rick Graf. Pere z drove some, but hurt her hands some-h ow, and thinking she might have some broken fingers, she moved into the passenger seat, and Graf drove to the finish . They'd h ad six flats o n their C h e n owth. In eighth it was Dustin Miller, Drew Sturgis and Tara Doherty in a Prowler chas-sis. They had three flats and "two rims" along the way. And Doh erty, who did the final 60 miles, did some of it with a bro-ken king pin. Tha t m ad e it nearly impossible to steer. It was h er first race. They we re the last team in the class to finish. C lass 7100 had nine entries, all Fo rds but for one Jeep. Of the seven that made it to Mile 29, t h e lead belonged to Tim Lawrence who was driving a Ford he built in 1992 when he was working fo r John Johnson, one of the sport's icons. He had a minute on Wayne Demonja, who was four minutes ahead of Miguel A lvarado and Kevin Davis in the lone Jeep. In fourth it was Tyler and Blake Henn, ten minutes behind the leader. At Mile 93 Demonja had taken over the lead, but he had only a minute o n Lawrence, who was 29 minutes ahead o f the Continued on next page Stewart Dixon drove his Ford pickup to a decent third place finish in Charlie Philpot and Charlie Jr. drove their Bunderson to a third place Greg Foutz lost three hours with a front end fix but still finished Class 7200, he had a few problems to bother him during the race. finish in the Sportsman Class. third in Class 8100, seen here at speed in his Ford. Dusty Times July 2007 Page 13

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Daryl Drake and Lee Finke drove their Coyote to a nice win in the Sportsman Class, they had half an hour in hand at the checkers. he's seen here rushing his For to the finish. Henn brothers. In fourth it was Aaron Dixon, who'd had to stop to gather up his spare tire which had gone flying off into the desert very early in the day, and then he'd had to have some se-rious work done on his front shocks. He was nearly an hour behind the Henns. Alvarado was fifth, nine minutes later. None of the others were still running. As they came into Mile 193, Page 14 Behind tile Bead m-Fl Headset • Racer X EXCLUSIVE!! • Hi-Fi Speakers • Extreme Noise Canceling Mic • Carbon Fiber Finish • Washable Gloth Ear Covers • Extreme Mic Muff 30' Telescoping Base Station Package • INCREASE Your Range of Communication • Perfect for Desert. 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He had 19 minutes on DeMonja and co-driver, Bob Nance, who were dealing with some front suspension damage incurred when they hightailed it through the weeds rather than getting stuck in some silt. The Henns were third, over an hour down. Dixon was still fourth; going easy on his truck, which now had fewer then optimum front shocks. Alvarado had dropped out. At the finish it was Lawrence, who said he'd seen 20 or 30 cars broken by the side of the road. He'd had no mechanical problems at all, and won by a margin of 13 minutes. Demonja and Nance were second, and the Henn broth-ers, who shared the driving, were third, saying they'd had a few "set• backs." They also said they drove a "slow, smart race, trying to get to the finish." They're leading the points now. In fourth it was Dixon, not quite an hour later. No one else finished. The Class 4100 vehicles went off the line with four starters; three Fords and a 1986 Chevy Blazer. At Mile 29 Marc Stein had his Ford in front, with four minutes o n the Blazer, which was driven by Noah Pike. Pike's dad, Gale, one of the sport's pio-neers, was to get in at Pit 5. At age 76, he was the elder states-man of this race. The Sunderlands, John A and John R. (and John R. is also some-thing of a pioneer in the sport) ran third in their Ford. At Mile 93 Stein still led with 25 minutes on the Sunderlands. Now Dale Chestnut and Chad Ogden were third, about 20 min-utes later, and the Pike vehicle was sidelined, too soon for Gale to get his chance to drive. Stein had a problem with rear shock bypass tubes, but a 15 minute pit stop got them fixed and he was still leading at Mile 193. He was 28 minutes in front of the Sunderlands. Chestnut was another 45 minutes back, but still moving. · At-the finish it was Stein·, tak-ing the win by 37 minutes. The Sunderlands were second, father and son had shared the driving, and in third it was Chestnut, the final finisher in the class. Class 7 300 had seven starters, all Fords. The early lead be-longed to Josh Sutton, Brent Dixon and John Webster, who had just two minutes on Carl Fitts. Another three minutes back it was Ron and Robert Isaacson. But in the next section the Sutton, Dixon, Webster team disappeared. Fitts took over the lead, with the Isaacsons in sec-ond, 11 minutes later, and Jerry, Penny, Kevin and Leslie Fisher in third, a minute later. It was still a close race. At Mile 193, Fisher was in front, but he had only nine min-utes on Fitts. Isaacson was now nearly two hours back, and a half hour later Rick "Jaws" . Johansen ran fourth. At the finish Fitts, who took the win, said, "I broke the truck pretty bad and they fixed it in 25 minutes." He'd broken the crossmember that holds the front end together and had to limp Dusty Times

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Dale Chestnut and Chad Ogden had a decent day, they took the Tyler and Blake Henn drove smart, saved the truck and finished Dave Blakely drove his Nissan Pickup to a good third place finish in bronze medal in the Class 4100 battle, seen here in their Ford. third in Class 7100, they're seen here creating some dust. Class 3100, he's seen here on his way the bronze medal. nine miles to a pit. Fisher, who'd had a perfect day, was just 45 sec-onds behind him in second place. Rick "Jaws" Johansen and son Ricky, who rode, were third, over three hours later. It was their first race, but it wasn't the first race for the truck, which is the old "Sheriff" truck, that Deputy Steve Williams used to race. The truck could probably have found its way home by itself; a good choice for a vehicle for a new race team. They had some welding done on it during their day, but all in all, had a wonder-ful time. Three minutes later it was Isaacson, who did over 90 miles with no front shocks on the front end. "It was horrible" he said. He was the final finisher in the class with a time of 10:22:43. Class 3100 had seven entries; five Fords, one Hummer, one Nissan Xterra. At Mile 29 the Hummer, in the hands of Rod and Josh Hall, was in the lead, with about five minutes on Matt Pike in a Ford, in third it was Dave Blakely in his Nissan, two minutes further back, and six minutes in front of Wayne Wolar in Mike Falkosky's Ford. He'd had to start the car because Mike had locked his race gear in a pit truck, and didn't locate the extra set of keys until too late to get changed and get to the start line. He hustled down the road to Pit 1 (Mile 18) to wait for his truck. Two entries had failed to get the first 29 miles done. When they got to Mile 93 Falkosky had the lead, with three minutes on Pike. The Halls were third, about 14 min-utes later, and Barry Laney ran fourth in his Ford. Blakely had broken a u-joint in his steering, made a duct tape temporary fix, and limped to a pit for more permanent repairs. Falkosky was having a good day, with no problems at all, and at Mile 193 he led by nearly an hour. The Halls were second, and about 25 minutes later it was Blakely having replaced a spring shackle. None of the oth-ers got that far. Falkosky took the win, with 40 minutes to spare. The Halls later. In third it was Daryl Drake were second, saying "We didn't in a Coyote Buggy, and fourth have enough for Falkosky -he's was Lee Orr in another Ford. wily." In third it was Blakely, Another team fell out by the happy to get the first podium time they reached Mile 93, and finish for his still-new Nissan. now Blunk was leading, Drake The rest of the class didn't make was second, and Orr was third. it all the way. In fourth it was Charlie Philpot, There were six JeepSpeed en-and Charlie Philpot, Jr., Richard tries, and they all got the first Madison and Larry Crawford, all 29 miles done, with Ray Griffith from Parker, in a Bunderson in first place there, by just two buggy. minutes. Second was Michael Finke and Drake took the win, Shaffer and Bob Standage, and finishing 36 minutes in front of then there was a tie, for fourth, second place. Their day hadn't bi:tween Jim and James Hunt, beentootough,withjustoneflat and Guy Alldredge. on the race vehicle. Another case When they arrived at Mile 93, of "race gear locked in pit ve-Alldredge was gone. Griffith was hide" had Lee worried for a still in front, the Hunts were while, but someone in one of the second, 50 minutes later, while pits was able to get his vehicle Shaffer and Standage ran third open so he could get his gear out a minute back, and Chase, John in time to get into the car. He and Keith Rather were fourth. had only a dirty air cleaner to At Mile 193 it was still bother his half of the race, and Griffith, who did all the driving, that was quickly fixed. In second while his father, Todd, rode all it was Dave Jensen and Jeremy the way. They had over an hour Stevens in a pre-runner buggy. It at that point, and the Hunts was their first race. They rolled were the second place team, and the car, denting the roof, and none of the others got that far. landing on its side. They were At the finish Griffith, who'd just 10 seconds in front of stopped only for one flat tire Philpot, who said only "I need an along the way, took the win. It intercom." Third place Blunk, was his second win of the sea-and co-driver, Larry Trim, were a son, and he was four hours and bit embarrassed to admit that 11 minutes in front of Jim and their truck had been "passed by James Hunt, also a father/son a Rhino." They had some fuel is-team, who split the driving. sues, and have decided they Their day hadn't gone so well. "need fuel injectors." However, They'd lost power steering twice Blunk said "I hit the carburetor early in the day, had a flat, and three times and it woke up." They lost their engine oil. Things were the last finishers in the went from bad to worse, when class. they broke the engfoe looses The Rhinos ("side-by-sides"), from its mount, and had to tie or UTVs, were the last class to it with a ratchet strap. They said start, with 12 entries. Four of they "had a fabulous day - we them didn't manage to get the beat the desert!" first 29 miles done, but of the In the Sportsman class there rest, Cory Sappington had the were eight entries, a mix of bug-lead at Mile 29, with two min-gies and trucks. One team, Troy utes on Brandon Doyle. And he Barnard, Brian Fought, Brandon was six minutes in front of Ryan Ryan and Levi Barnard, all from Wieferich. David Estrada ran Pahrump, didn't get to the first fourth. check. At least they didn't have At Mile 93, another three of far to go to get home again. Of them had dropped out. Now those who made it, Eric Brandon and Bill Schueler, in Hallgath, in a Morphic, was the lone Polaris running, were leading, chased by Richard in the lead, 40 minutes in front Blunk in a Ford, four minutes of Doyle who was second, Ryan Combs and Brandon Doyle drove their Yamaha Rhino to the Class 1900 win, they had 15 minutes in hand at the finish. while Wieferich was third. At Mile 193 Doyle moved over into the passenger seat and Ryan Combs who'd been riding, took over the driving. They were hav-ing a trouble-free day, and led by seven minutes. Sappington was now second, and Steve Combs, who'd been riding with Wieferich, now took over the driving, while Wieferich rode. Steve and Ryan Combs are broth-ers. The Schuelers dropped to fourth place. Ryan Combs and Doyle took the win, having a clean day, with-out even any flats, except for the rear that was developing as they sat at the finish. They said the " . . than last year." In second it was Wieferich and Steve Combs. They'd lost both their spare tires early in the day, and had to stop to get more. They'd been stuck for about 15 minutes and had to jack up the vehicle and throw rocks un-der it to get free. They were 15 minutes behind the winners. In third it was Sappington, who'd had several flats and had broken some shock bolts. And fourth, and last in the class to finish, was the Schuelers who said it had been a "long, long day." Now the BITD moves on to their point-to-point Vegas to Reno event, in August. Check their webs_ite for complete de-•,':? It was a third place finish in Class 1500 for Pat Dean, he's seen here throwin' lots of dirt in his Chevy powered Bunderson. ==----~----,--------~=~~-....., Cory Sappington drove his Yamaha Rhino to a third place finish in Rick Johansen and son Ricky were the third place finishers in the Michael Shaffer and Bob Standage were the third place finishers in the 1900 Class, he's seen here headin' to the checkers. Class 7300 tussle, seen here in their Ford. the Jeepspeed category, seen here in the outback. Dusty Times July 2007 Page 15

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l.l\Jc:!C:: 41ST VODAFONE RALLY OP PORTUGAL Loeb/Citroen conquer In Portugal Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were the big overall winners in Portugal, seen here throwing lots of dirt with their Citroen C4. Sebastien Loeb scored his 31st World Rally victory when he dominated the 2007 Vodafone Rally of Portugal, un-aware of the post-rally dramas which would unfold six hours after the finish of the rally. The Fords of Marcus Gronholm and Mikko Hirvonen finished second and third, and with Dani Sordo fifth, but then all six '06 model Focus were is-sued with a five minute pen-alty, for being fitted with too-thin lightweight rear windows. This elevated Petter Solberg into second position, despite struggling to the finish with engine troubles and put Sebastien Loeb into the lead of the championship. Unaffected by these events, a penultimate stage puncture robbed Urmo Aava of victory in the Junior series letting Pe r-Gunnar Andersson inherit category vic-tory while despite the efforts of the fast Peugeo t and Fiat Super 2000 cars, victory in the non-championship Group N cat-egory went to the Subaru of Patrick Flodin. Run for the first time in six years within the world championship, the Rally of Portugal was held this time in the south of the coun-try using stages which were tricky but very popular with the drivers, but the event was marred by a series of decisions by the rule enforcers. Notewor-thy on the Saturday evening was the decision of the Stew-ards to allow Gronholm's Ford to escape a penalty for running underweight, on account of many damaged and missing pieces, but not so popular was the decision of the Stewards to exclude Toni Gardemeister for driving on three tyres back to service, making the rally no-table for the first penalty for running a car on the open roads with a missing tyre. Gardemeister was the luckless victim of the rule, for which the Stewards issued an arbi-trary pe n alty o f exclusion. Then came a heavy penalty on the organisers for crowd con-trol problems in Shakedown (in fact, the standards of safety during the rally itself were without complaint), following by the 'thin glass' penalties. The event had been reintro-duced into the WCR under a new rotational system, so it was included for 2007 but not for 2008. The format was radically different to earlier years. The last time Portugal counted in the world rally championship was 2001 when it still had a round-the-country format. From 1995 until 2004 the event was based at various lo-cations in the north of the country. Now it is based around a central Service Park near the coastal resort of Faro. World championship Portugal rallies have not been to the Algarve region before and, in fact, there have been very few national rallies in the region either. Leading up to the re-ad-mission of the rally into the Under new owner.hip -Over 40 year$ of ex rience Costa Mesa, CA 949-645-266 l Bring your hot rod, sand rail, motorcycle, boat, or ATV down to our location and.-Lef us solve your plumbing problem from complete sy tem designs to minor modifications. Brake Unes, Fuel lines, Turbo Hoses, stalnlesss hardllne for brakes and tuel appllcatlons. All Redline OIi prod\Jcts discounted by the case. Any high performa~ hose purchased fu>m MESA HOSE will be assembled free of charge. Comp 6tting5 from 2' on down. Page 16 July 2007 Per_ Gunnar and Jonas Andersson were the JRC winners in Portugal, they are seen here in their Suzuki Swift at speed. WC R, there were a couple of two day trial events, in 2005 and 2006, b oth run o n the same territory and again based at the Algarve Stadium. Few things had been changed since these trial events. The main changes were that this was a three day event, there was a Su-perspecial in and around the Algarve Stadium where Rally Headquarters was also situ-ated. The Stadium is less than four years old and is about 8km north of Faro airport. Other changes were that the Service Park, located outside the Sta-dium, had been moved much closer to the Headquarters and media centre. The event was now consequently far more compact. There were few notable sto-ries about the Algarve, except one. The Algarve Rally in olden days had been a qualify-ing round of the FIA's Euro-pean championship. At the end of October 1980 the event had a special guest zero-car. This was the first public appearance of the Audi Quattro, in the hands of Hannu Mikkola. The speed of the Audi gave notice of the extent of the domina-tion that four wheel drive tur-bocharged cars would impose on the sport. Five years later the FIA gave special dispensa-tion for Markku Alen to start the Algarve Rally in the Lancia Delta S4 one day before ho-mo loga tion was due to be granted. Markku Alen holds the record as the most success-ful driver on the Rally of Por-tugal. It was in 1974, 33 years ago, that Markku was given his first drive in a Fiat here in Por-tugal, he was 23 years old. His first of fi ve wins in Portugal was gained the fo llowing year in 197 5 , wh ich was also the first of 20 world championship victories he went on to gain. Now his 23 year old son, Anton, hoped to follow in his father's footsteps, planning to make his debut appearance in Portugal also with fiat, this time in a S2000 Punto. Anton is already well respected as a Group N driver with category victories in Fin land and Great Britain in 2006, but at short notice his entry was with-drawn, due to delays in rebuild-ing the car after the Safari Rally. Like Norway, Portugal was an event of which very few top drivers had any experience. The two trial "Candidate" ral-lies had been run for Group N or smaller cars, although Dani Sordo was official zero car driver in 2006 in a Citroen Xsara WRC. World champion-ship drivers with experience of these stages totalled just three: Dani Sordo, D aniel Carlsson and Mikko Hirvon e n . Hirvonen finished second in 2005 while C arlsson did the rally both times, finishing first then fourth. Sordo finished fifth, best Super 1600, in 2005. All six world championship teams were due to be present at this event, the fifth in the series, but three d ays before the start of recce the Munchi's team withdrew following the serious racing accident to Pablo Companc, the brother of Luis and Jorge, at the Indy Pro series race at Homestead-Mi-ami. The Subaru team finally ascertained that Solberg's re-tirement in Mexico was ini-tially caused by a stone damag-ing a fan blade, which caused problems with the water radia-tor, and made necessary changes. The greatest pre-rally inter-est centred around the Junior (JRC) series. Being the second of the seven rounds in the se-ries, this was an event which any driver who opted to miss the opening round in Norway had to enter. Of the 21 regis-tered drivers in the 2007 se-ries, the most striking thing was that there were many cars which complied with the future cost-cutting Group R formula. Already the big story from Nor-way was that Patrik Sandell, 2006 champion at the wheel of a R enault Clio Super 1600, had changed from a S 1600 to a Clio R3 for this season, and finished Rally Norway second in the category. A total of four drivers were at the wheel of Clio R3s, while five were at the wheel of Citroen CZ R2 cars, encouraged by C itroen Sport's new promotional 'Junior Expe-rience' challenge this year. All five drivers entered in the 'Rookies' division of the JRC were competing here, all at the wheel of Citroen CZ R2 cars, which qualifies the driv-ers for Citroen's Junior Expe-rience challenge. Only one of them (the Irish driver Shaun Gallagher) was present in Nor-way. Invited dr iver in the PH Sport C itroen CZ R2 team for this event is Dominique Rebout, brother-in-law to Sebastien Loeb. Six years ear-lier, Loeb won the FIA's Super 1600 Drivers' Cup at the wheel of a Citroen Saxo Super 1600 from the same team. One of the rookies, Gilles Schammel, was in the news! 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Petter Solberg and Philip Mills drove their Subaru lmpreza to a second overall finish in Portugal. first time a driver from Luxem-bourg had been registered in a world rally championship. Thirty years ago, in pre-regis-tration days, another Luxem-bourg driver achieved world championship fame, albeit mo-mentarily. Alain Beauchef, an engineer at Goodyear, drove his second-hand Ford Escort into a first stage lead on the Rallye Monte Carlo. Second fastest on that stage was a driver by the name of Guy Frequelin ... 103 entries were accepted, including 11 not registered World Rally Cars, 20 cars run-ning in the JRC, seven Fiesta one-make and 13 Citroen one-make championship cars. There were, however, a surpris-ingly high number of no-shows. In addition to the Munchi's team and Alen, Francois Duval's car was said to be stuck in the Czech Republic and Xevi Pons had to withdraw his Mitsubishi entry. Even though Portugal does not count for the PCWRC, a total of five Super 2000 cars (two Fiats, two Toyotas and a Peugeot) had been entered. The Peugeot 207 S2000 car of Magalhaes had scored its maiden victory within a month of homologa-tion, at the Torrie Rally in Feb-ruary, and the Fiat of Fontes was here, but the Toyotas had to withdraw. With testing banned in Por-tugal, the WCR teams anx-iously looked for any pointers, assuming the rally would be something similar to Mexico and Sardinia. What soon be-came apparent was the sharp distinction between wet and dry conditions. The 2006 event showed how unpleasant was the mud in the rain, and recce in the dry indicated that the surfaces were going to be abra-sive and fast. The people who had contested this event be-fore, or simply those who did the recce, had an advantage, es-pecially because there are so many tricky places on this event. One driver for whom this is an especially sore point is Marcus Gronholm, "Twice in the past l have crashed in Portugal because of bad pacenotes. Once because I did not make notes about the cor-ners after the end of a stage, then because I had to stop dur-ing recce to change a flat tyre, and at exactly that point I crashed on the event." Memories of old times in Portugal were kindled unfortu-nately during Shakedown when the national champion Dusty Times Armindo Araujo went off the road in his rented Mitsubishi Lancer WCR and hit local pho-tographers, breaking a leg on one and an arm on another, and causing a delay. Conrad Rautenbach then tackled the stage, lost his concentration and rolled his C2 S 1600. Hirvonen and Gronholm, how-ever, gained the two fastest times, with Petter Solberg third and Loeb equal fourth with Carlsson on his first true gravel rally in the Citroen Xsara WRC. Leg 1 6 Stages, gravel, 120.76kms. "The gravel wasn't as bad as expected", said Marcus Gronholm running first car on the road, stating the obvious when he arrived in the lead at the midday Service Park, after the first loop of three stages. The dry conditions suggested road cleaning might well turn out to be a big problem, but it didn't happen. Gronholm had already taken a surprisingly big 2.3 second lead at the Stadium Superspecial the night before, but he spoiled things by im-pacting a stone on the first stage on Friday. This eventually led to a broken shock absorber on the third stage of the day, which allowed Sebastien Loeb to close back up on the leader, after Loeb had lost time when he had three punctures on the first stage of the day. For the first runners the stages were most enjoyable, but after the first 15 cars or so had passed quite large stones emerged. Daniel Carlsson started off well, climbing up to sixth be-fore having an awkward mo-ment avoiding a tree, and cool-ing down a bit afterwards. Jari-Matti Latvala had the transmis-sion display on his Focus fail and which caused him to stall the engine. Chris Atkinson was very unhappy with the set-up of his Impreza. Andreas Mikkelsen and Gigi Galli each had a puncture, the latter also had a spin and stalled the en-gine. There were misfortunes for several. Both Guy Wilks and Mads Ostberg rolled their cars and retired. Toni Gardemeister hit a concrete support for a bridge and dam-aged his Xsara's left rear sus-pension. He became the first driver to be affected by the "three-wheeler" rule which came into effect at the begin-ning of the 2007 season. Araujo was gradually getting his confidence back after his accident at Shakedown. Jan Kopecky stopped for the day Urmo Aava and Kuldar Sikk finished second in JRC in their Suzuki Swift, they were a mere four seconds out of the win. after the brakes on his Fabia failed without warning on the first stage of the day, then hap-pening again afterwards. The conditions were very abrasive for the second (repeat) loop of three stages. All the top drivers selected BF Goodrich's hardest compounds (called 9+), and it was interesting to see which cars used their tyres the best. Both Subaru and Ford had a terrible time with tyre wear, Mikko Hirvonen and Petter Solberg arrived at service with bald tyres, while the Citroens fared better. By the end of the day Loeb had caught and passed Gronholm, to hold an over-night lead of just 3.1 seconds. Hirvonen was another 22 sec-onds further back, just seven seconds in front of Petter Solberg. Going well in the cir-cumstances was J ari-Matti Latvala in sixth place, Henning Solberg had a lot of brake prob-lems and rose to tenth position when Gardemeister's exclusion under the "three-wheeler" rule was announced. Galli was feel-ing more comfortable than his times showed. In the JRC, An-drea Cortinovis held the lead in the category momentarily after being fastest on the Stadium Su-perspecia l on the Thursday evening. Urmo Aava, however, took the lead after Stage 2 when the rally arrived at the proper stages, ahead of Martin Prokop and Per-Gunnar Andersson. On Stage 2 Aigar Pars stopped when the subframe broke which caused him to spin. He tried to restart but a driveshaft had become de-tached. Gilles Schammel went off the road on Stage 2, on 3 Patrick Sandell stopped and Stefano Benoni broke a wheel, while on Stage 5 Prokop went off and retired. Aava punctured on Stage 6 but did not stop, keeping his lead. Jaan Molder lost the use of the clutch in the middle of Stage 6. Conrad Rautenbach's front tyres were worn down to the canvas and then he suffered brake troubles as well, and with every passing car the rocks on the roads got worse. Bettega had suspension trouble and the team withdrew the car for the rest of the day, seeking new parts from England in order to be able to run on the final leg on the Sunday. Of the two Clio R3s, Sandell broke the suspension after hitting a bridge parapet and Pinomaki had a steering arm breakage. In Group N, the Norwegian Eyvind Brynildsen (Mitsubishi) was fastest in the category in the Stadium. Jose Pedro Fontes' in the S2000 Fiat had to be pushed out of overnight pare ferme. Bruno Magalhaes was quite unbeatable in the S2000 Peugeot when the rally reached the orthodox stages. By the end of Stage 5 he was well over a minute ahead of the first true Group N car (Brynildsen's Mitsubishi) but then the Peugeot had a cracked transmis-sion casing (just the same as Joge in Sweden and as hap-pened in a test in Spain the week before this rally). Rui Ma-deira was poised to take the lead in Group N after Magalhaes stopped (despite twice having a puncture), but then had a broken driveshaft which slowed him. Patrik Flodin was also about to capit-alise when he had to change a flat tyre on a stage, and then suffered delays from dust of slower cars. Brynildsen was an-other driver who could have taken the lead but he went off the road. Pascoal led Group N at the end of the day 11.4 sec-onds in front of Madeira (the 1996 rally winner) with the Fiat of Fontes third. The best times on every stage today were scored by Super 2000 cars. Leg 2 6 Stages, gravel, 152.92kms. It was quite a different day. There was rain overnight and heavy rain just after the restart. 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Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, seen here in their Ford Focus Daniel Sordo and Marc Marti leave a long trail of dust on their way RS were the fifth overall finishers in the Portugal rally. to a bronze medal finish in their Citroen C4. Marcus Granholm was the first Ford Focus RS to take the checkered flag, they finished fourth at the Portugal Rally. Slippery and foggy conditions who lost time on Stage 8 off the vided the worst moment so far were promised for the day. The road, then had two punctures in the life of Armindo Araujo, first stage saws heavy rain for the and then lost the use of his in-"I misjudged a crest, flew for first runners and very slippery tercom on Stage 9. Stage 10, about 20 metres and landed off conditions for everyone. First on third stage of the first loop, was the road. I just got back to the the road was Gareth MacHale the fastest of the event, and pro-road when we had another crest which I drove badly and landed heavily on the nose of the car. There was another extraordinary incident on this stage. Shortly after the start there are a series of deceptive bends and where as Bsat shown 1 800 565 4042 Page 18 Top CompetilOPS in 8V8PY MajoP OIi Roall Event Choose MastePCPaft Seats and Restraints ., Including: Scott Douglas Evan Evans Mike Julson Curt and Kyle Le Due Rob Maccachren John Marking Carl Renezeder Matt Scaroni Dan Smith and Dave Ashley Scott Steinberger Shannon Campbell Aaron Dusenbery Walker Evans Johnny G. Mitch Guthrie Joachim Schweisow Tracy Jordan Jason Paule w 'iuW.mastercraltseats~com July 2007 there had been an obstruction during recce and many drivers made bad notes. Manfred Stohl went off the road and lost around five minutes until he found another track which en-abled him to regain the road of the stage. The marshals at the end of the stage asked how was Atkinson, who had gone off one car earlier at the same place. Stohl hadn't seen Atkinson's car at all, so far was the Subaru off the road. Atkinson got his five minute penalty and the Australian's stage time was by coincidence one second "faster" than that of Stohl! Atkinson stayed off the road, Stohl fell to 11th. Latvala also had a moment at that corner. Once again tyre performances were in the news. Granholm felt the softer com-pound would be better for Stages 8 and 9, and the harder one (which he chose) for Stage 10. Loeb took the softer version than Granholm and was quicker on all three stages. Petter was trying hard: at midday he was only 13.3 seconds behind third placed Hirvonen, with no prob-lem more serious than the dis-traction of his windows flying open on the faster stretches of the route. The stages were dry during the afternoon, but ruts developed on the corners and inside the ruts were rocks. The race for the lead ebbed away when Granholm found a rock in the road which momentarily jammed the steering and fright-ened the crew and as it tran-spired, a lot of significant parts of the car fell off! From that moment onwards there was no point in fighting with Loeb any more. Solberg had a couple of punctures, on one occasion a front tyre deflated, the car was going flat out in top gear at the time and the punctured tyre then exploded. Dani Sordo had problems with the doors of his car flying open, on one occasion he was distracted and missed a pacenote and spun as a result. Stohl had some handling troubles with his Xsara. Matthew Wilson had a problem with the anti-lag system on slow corners. The day ended with Loeb 40.5 seconds in front of Granholm. Solberg (in fourth) was menac-ing Hirvonen at 13 seconds be-hind, and Carlsson was only 6.6 seconds behind Henning Solberg. Stohl had climbed back to tenth by the end of the day. Of the team drivers at the end of the day still only Atkinson was missing. There was tension when it was announced that Gronholm's Focus was being checked as being underweight at a weight control during the day. For sure the Focuses had been running close to the minimum Dusty Times

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A ninth place finish went to Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor in their Patrick Flodin and Maria Andersson had a pretty good run they drove Daniel Carlsson and Denis Giraudet drove their Citroen Xsara to a sixth overall finishing position, here sliding around a corner. Citroen Xsara, seen here churning up the dirt. their Subaru lmpreza to a 16th place finish. weight during this event but sud- ous dramas in JRC. Conrad had brake trouble and went off denly Gronholm's car was some Rautenbach stopped on Stage 8 the road momentarily, close to five to ten kilos lighter than (the first stage of the day) with where the Polish driver met the ever. It transpired that driveshaft failure while Stefani Luxembourg driver. Cortinovis Gronholm had damaged the car Benoni had a major crash. The had to stop mid stage and during the afternoon and that crew were flown to hospital but change a flat tyre. The 2007 various pieces had been de-later released. On the second Rookie leader Gallagher had tached or damaged. The team stage Kosciusko went off the the gear linkage collapse on had taken pictures of the miss-road and down into a river, fol- Stage 8 and had to use cable ties ing parts, and the Stewards be-lowed later by Schammel, while to keep the broken pieces to-came curious and demanded Pars again withdrew when he gether in order to carry on. The that replacement parts were went off. Andersson had a small 2006 Rookie champion, Barry weighed, to discover whether the off on Stage 8 and was now over Clark, was leading Fiesta cham-damage accounted for the differ- a minute behind Aava. Molder pionship category. Aava had a ence. When fortunately it did, \\;as in miseries, the team hav-broken anti-rollbar for a couple just, the matter was closed, but ing tried to set-up the car for of stages in the afternoon. the Stewards took pains to an-the wet conditions and only Pinomaki abandoned for a sec-nounce that no precedent could made the handling worse! ond time, this time with a bro-be gained from this episode. Sandell had more front suspen-ken driveshaft, his teammate The conditions caused vari-sion trouble while Pinomaki Sandell had to change a wheel '1Prnlnl■--IIIIUICII FIRTlll 1'1111111 1188111 ■ Rll1111 Pllllltr Dusty Times and then this became detached as he drove away. In Group N, the organisers paid no attention to the speed of Norwegian Brynildsen and seeded him 53rd out of 74 who restarted on Leg 2, behind more than 20 two-wheel drive cars. He even-tually withdrew after suffering impossible baulking problems. Madeira was in front of Group N after Stage 8 (the first stage of the day) and led Pascoal by 50. 7 seconds at the end of the first loop of stages. Fontes lost nearly three minutes with a puncture and was now fourth in the class behind Flodin. He then broke his suspension. Group N cars were now unchal-lenged. Flodin making best time on Stages 12 and 13, Medeira was demoralised, being power-less to challenge the young Swede. Leg 3 4 Stages, gravel, 79.36kms. Drier conditions prevailed on the Sunday. The most no-table absentee was Atkinson, whose Subaru could not have easily been repaired within the time allowed. Sebastien Loeb cruised through the final four orthodox stages, and the final SuperSpecial round the Algarve Stadium. Few drivers had diffi-culties though Gigi Galli had a broken brake pipe which meant he had to bleed the fluid be-tween stages. Two kilometres before the end of Stages 17 Araujo slid wide, glanced off a tree and went head on into an-other and retired with a broken radiator. The Solberg brothers were in difficulties: Henning had clutch failure which cost him nearly three minutes on the final orthodox stage while Petter had an engine problem three kilometres from the end of the final normal stage and kept his fingers crossed that he would make it back to the Sta-dium. The engine was firing on only three cylinders, and the crew were wondering whether there would be a penalty if they July 2007 did not use this damaged en-Group N, Flodin had a nervous gine, as agreed, on the two re-moment when he slid into a maining rallies (Sardinia and bank, "It was after a water cross-Greece) scheduled for it. More ing and the engine was misfir-regulation uncertainties. ing, th is completely cl istracted The final Superspecial was a me." He stayed in the lead of great show, enjoyed by Galli the category. Fontes' Fiat had waving to the crowds while restarted for the final leg but standing on his moving rally again had suspension failure car, and wearing a football shirt and stopped. Then Sandell from the Portuguese national stopped on Stage 17, the end of football team-. Bettega was brave a bad rally for the Group R enough to attempt the last re-Clios. Flodin won Group N maining stage of the rally but it comfortably in front of Madeira was a daunting task, using the while Magalhaes finished third, ineffective shock absorbers at despite missing a stage on the his disposal, but he gave up Friday afternoon. Then the the-again. Beres had a broken shock atre opened its doors. The re-absorber on Stage 15. Rozuksa suits were put back half hour by had suspension failure and half hour, and it was obvious stopped. Gallagher struggled on the Fords were in deep trouble. with a broken engine mount-They were given their five min-ing. On the final orthodox stage utes penalties and a reprimand, Aava punctured and only at the only Mikkelsen in the 04 car es-end of the final stage was the caping trouble. And then for JRC category result decided good measure, Madeira was ex-when Andersson took another eluded for a turbo restrictor in-second off Aava's time. In fringement. 1.1\.feC 41 st Vodafone Rally of Portugal (P) Algarve 29.03/1 .04.2007 WCR round 5, JRC round 2 WC points WR WO JRC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC 733DYN78 (F) 3h.53m.33.1s. 10 10 2 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru lmpreza WRC FT56SRT (GB) 3h.56m.47.0s. 8 8 3 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E 738DYN78 (F) 3h.58m.38.4s. 6 6 Citroen C4 WRC 4 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EJ56FZV (GB) 3h.59m.10.2s. 5 5 5 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EJ56FZB (GB) 4h.00m.41.2s. 4 4 6 (6) Daniel CARLSSON/Denis Giraudet S/F Citroen Xsara WRC 100DZF78 (F) 4h.01m.46.3s. 3 3 7 (25) Gigi Galli/Giovanni Bernacchini I Citroen Xsara WRC 99DZF78 (F) 4h.03m.12.7s. - 2 8 (9) Jari-Matti LA1VALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU55CNJ (GB) 4h.04m.18.0s. 2 1 9 (5) Manfred STOHUllka Minor A Citroen Xsara WRC 596DYS78 (F) 4h.06m.19.1s. 1 10 (27) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N Ford Focus RS WRC S568RHH (GB) 4h.07m.24.7s. -11 (10) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU55CNX (GB) 4h.09m.45.5s. -12 (16) Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 4h.13m.09.2s. -13 (23) Gareth MacHale/Paul Nagle IRL Ford Focus WRC EUSSBMV (GB) 4h.14m.35.4s. -14 (45) Per-Gunnar+ Jonas Andersson S Suzuki Swift JRC JXD764 (H) 4h.22m.43.4s. - 10 15 (32) Urmo Aava/Kulder Sikk EE Suzuki Swift JRC KIH354 (H) 4h.22m.47.1s - 8 16 (61) Patrick Flodin/Maria Andersson S Subaru lmpreza N MONITOR (S) 4h.26m.41 .1s.• -18 (34) Jozef Beres/Petr Stary SK/CZ Renault Clio JRC KES067 (SK) 4h.30m.32.3s. - 6 20 (18) Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek CZ Skoda Fabia WRC 4SB 9856 (CZ) 4h.33m.33.3s.(5) 21 (36) Jaan Molder/Katrin EE/D Suzuki Swift JRC 14R0001 (CZ) 4h.34m.39.9s. - 5 22 (39) Andrea Cortinovis/Flavio Zanella Clio JRC DA262VR (I) 4h.37m.37.2s. -26 {41) Manuel Rueda/Borja Rozada E S567BBN (GB) 4h.43m.38.1s. - 3 Renault 4 Renault Clio R3 JRC 30 (46) Shaun Gallagher/Clive Jenkins IRUGB Citroen C2-R2 JRC Fl 55ZXC (GB) 4h.49m.53.3s. - 2 32 {43) Vilius Rozukas/Audrius Shoshas LT Suzuki Swift JRC BNSOO6 (SK) 4h.55m.58.3s. - 1 33 (48) Kalle Pinomaki!Tuomo Nikkola FIN Renault Clio R3 JRC DBR384 (S) 4h.58m.22.3s.(5) 34 (33) Conrad Rautenbach/David Senior Z.W/GB Citroen C2 JRC 9147NE52 (F) 4h.58m.25.9s.(6) 37 (51) Raphael Auquier/Cedric Pirotte B Citroen C2-R2 JRC Page 19

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I\CD~I SusaN OPENER Better Than Baseball TEXT & PHOTOS: DWIGHT STEWART Rob Parsons and Sam Berri battle for the Class 1 win, Rob Parsons # 111 ended up taking the checkered flag. The season opener proved to to the track adds about 30 sec-would be t h e fi rst time on a be a grandslam for racers and onds. The ent ire track was race track. Wit h new arrivals fans alike. The sun was hot at fresh ly dressed by t h e 'dozer in nearly every class, even the VORRA's fi rst race of the sea-and ready t o be tore u p! most seasoned veteran had son and the action even hotter. Saturday's practice and their hands full. Just under The condition of the track time trials gave the drivers a 100 race entries made up ten was unbelievable. Dennis has perfect opportunity to work race classes which included six added a nice oblong horseshoe out any cobwebs acquired car classes; Semi-Pro, Class 10, with a hairpin downhill turn. since last season and get a feel C lass 9, Class 7, Class 1, Pi-This fast and tactical addition for the track. For som e it lots, and four quad classes Billy Manfroy was really flyin', he drove his great looking truck to the Class 7 victory, seen here headin' to the flag. consisting of; Pee-Wee, Ban-tam, Amateur and Pro. The evening air was fi lled with the smell of bar-b-que in the pit area and the sky was brilliantly lit by a majestic Northern California sunset. Pit crews were busy fine-tun-ing their machines as darkness grew on the Prairie City shor t course. All that was left to do was enjoy a grilled steak , a cool beverage and dream of t h e race day that lie ahead. Early Sunday morning rac-ers rose wit h t h e rooster's crow an d the pits came alive with two strokes, four strokes, Volkswagens and big blocks. The bar-b-que smell had been replaced with the next best thing ... fresh spent race fuel. Hot damn .. . you better believe it's race day! As the Semi-Pro class lined up in front of the grandstands at the start/fin is h Ii ne, the crowd rose for the National Anthem while everyone was eagerly awaiting the drop of the green flag. As the flag dropped the ground rumbled with horsepower and the rac-ers charged up the first jump then into the first corner. Dirt was flying as the 13 buggies rounded the turn and raced towards t h e east corner. The race was on and after two motos, G uy Jessop #247 would go on to win the Semi-Pros in h is second off road race. Next up to bat would be o ne of the toughest classes of the day, Class 10. With six entries, the competition was intense and the torque was off the charts. It was truly a bumper to bumper race in both motos. Tim Compton, #8, with a "'!"""""""""""'======-:.;::;& Neil Lenieux, smiling for the camera, we think, dominated the field KC Highbaugh showed them all the way to win, he's seen here on Patty Hayos drove her Toyota to a third place finish in Class 7, seen in the Pro Class. his way to the win in the Amateur Class. _he_r_e_in_b_ea_u_t_ifu_l_f._,lig,_h_t_. ______________ _ Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop,-Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~ · . ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 20 July 2007 Dusty Times

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David Kordonowy launches his great looking car towards a second Guy Jessup, competing in only his second off road race took the Tim Compton competed in three different classes and he earned a place finish, hard fought, we might add. _w_in___,.in_th_e_S~p_o_rt,..s_m_a_n_c_l_a_ss_. _ ____,,-.,,...,-=--c=-=--,---,----------,,-most difficult first place in the Class 10 contest. 1300cc street bike engine who held o n to second just their seats as the VORRA driv-ways the VORRA pits were in Fallon, Nevada on April 28-29 would come out o n top fol-ahead of Tim Compton, #8. ers gave their all. Racing open to race fans at no charge for a 200 mile desert race. For lowed close behind by second The crowd was filled with memorabilia and food were for a chance to get up close more info on upcoming VORRA place David Kordonowy , off road families from all over available. Along with several and personal with racers, events and becoming a member, #1000 and third place went to California and Nevada. Fans raffles taking place through-crews and race vehicles. log on to See you J.D. Elrod, #1036. of all ages were on the edge of out the race weekend. As al-Next stop for VORRA will be at the races! ~ In the Class 7 match-up there were only four entries, one of which was freshly built and this race would be its test drive. Despite stand up efforts by every driver in the class, no-body could catch Billy Manfroy, #7227 in his Camburg Ford. The closest to do so was the young K.C. Keller, #738 taking second in his Killerbees Racing Ford ... look out Andy McMillan. Class 9 was a family affair with first place to Carol Steiger, #980 whoopin' up on her sons, one of which, Jason Steiger #992, came in second. An amazing ten entries in the Pilots class with racers from as far away as Lake Elsinore, California. The high flying action from these little power houses is a sight to see. Tim Compton, #8x, would manage to hold off Miles Berghold, #16, to second, Brock Bownan, #34, third, and Shawn Reed, #90, fourth. All of which were chasing Tim in his draft. A total of 12 Pee-Wee entries made for a full field of young-sters. Thrilled as possible the kids put on their race face and battled for the checkered flag. They are just a ball to watch. Daniel Teixeira, #81, took the flag but Tristen Knutson, #41 , second and Kayli Perry, #8, third, would follow close be-hind. The Bantam class was then released to step it up a n otch and they did. Jaso n Po m eroy, #5, and Casey Nichols, #34, would take first and second. With 20 entries in the Amateur class the compe-tition was thick. It would prove to be a rough day and only the strong would survive. K.C . Highbaugh, #44, managed to hang on to the lead and win. Dan Flaherty, #213, followed close behind. Niel Borba #61, Wade Willford #4, and Sean Collins #]3 finished third, fourth and fifth. 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a.~ KING OF THE DESERT Mccallum Takes Class 1 & The overall BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Adam Ashcraft was the big winner in the 1600 class, he took the lead on the last lap and took the win with 20 seconds in hand. There were 92 cars and trucks entered in the King Of The Desert Race in nine classes, 39 of them would see the checkered flag, a 42% finishing rate. There were lots of people with lots of problems, 58% of the entry would not get to finish the race. Class 1 was first off the line, there were seven of them ready for the fight and when their first of seven required laps was ended it was Shawn McCall um showing the way, Rob Archibald was in second place, about 20 seconds in arrears, Brent Mille ran in the third spot, Jeff Stowers came along in fourth place and Rich-ard Kern was fifth to finish the lap. Kirk Kontilis and Ignacio Maldini failed to start the race. Second lap ended and Shawn McCallum still led the pack, set-ting fast lap for the class this lap, Brent Miller had moved up into the second spot, he was a bit over 10 minutes behind the leader, Rob Archibald had dropped to third place, Jeff Stowers remained in fourth place and Richard Kern re-mained in fifth place. Lap 3 ended and McCallum still held the lead, Miller held on in the second spot, now 15 min-utes in arrears, Archibald was still third, Stowers held on in fourth place and Kern was still running in fifth place. On Lap 4 McCallum still led, Miller was still second while Ri-chard Kern was dq'd for some reason and Rob Archibald and Jeff Stowers were out of the race. On their remaining three laps there were no position changes and when the checkered flag flew it was Shawn McCallum taking a nice win, Brent Miller was the recipient of the silver medal, half an hour in arrears at the flag. There were eight 5-1600's on the line ready to go but only three of them would run their seven requfred laps. When they came around at the end of their Shawn McCallum led the Class 1 contest all the way he took the win by half an hour, he's seen here at takeoff. first lap it was Jorge Perez in the lead, Kris Schulz was in second place, he was two minutes be-hind the leader, in third it was Trevor Terra and Dave Dennett ran fourth. Eric Garcia ran in fifth place, Miguel Cortez was running sixth and Roberto Aguilar was in seventh place. Tom Craft started the race but never completed his first lap. When the second lap ended Jorge Perez still led the pack, he now had about five minutes on Kris Schulz who was in second place, Trevor Terra remained in the third spot, Eric Garcia had moved up a spot into fourth place and Dave Dennett had dropped a spot, he was now in fifth place. Roberto Aguilar was up to sixth place and Miguel Cortez dropped a spot, now run-ning seventh. Third lap and Jorge Perez still was leading the way, Trevor Terra had moved up a spot, he was now in second place, just a couple of minutes behind the leader, Kris Schulz dropped a spot into third place, Miguel Cortez had moved up into fourth place and Roberto Aguilar was in fifth place. Eric Garcia and Dave Dennett each had big problems and were on their respective trailers. Their fourth lap ended and now it was Trevor Terra in the lead, he had a little over three minutes on Miguel Cortez who had just set fast lap for the class, Roberto Aguilar had moved up into third place, Jorge Perez had dropped to fourth place and Kris Schulz was out of the race. End of Lap 5 and now it was Miguel Cortez in the lead, Jorge Perez had moved back up into second place, he was 19 minutes in arrears and Roberto Aguilar held on in third place. Trevor Terra was off the scoring chart. The sixth lap ended and Miguel Cortez continued to lead, opening his lead up to a bit over half an hour, Roberto Aguilar moved into the second spot and Jorge Perez had a long lap and dropped to third place. End of the seventh lap, the checkers flew and Miguel Cortez took the gold medal, Roberto Aguilar came along in second place, he was 34 minutes behind the leader and Jorge Perez came in for third place, an hour and five minutes behind the leader. Class 7 only had three trucks entered and one of them did not start, another, Isidoro Ochoa never completed his first lap and the third entrant, Chris Taylor motored around for his seven required laps and took the class win. There were four entered in Class 725, Stock Production Truck and they had a pretty good race. When they came around at the end of their first lap it was Steve Hostetler in the lead, J.C. Andrews came along in second, some seven minutes in arrears, Stacy Morrison Jr. was next in third place and Roy Garcia was running in fourth. Miguel Cortez took the 5-1600 Class lead on the fifth lap and went on for the win, he's seen here in his good looking Bug. Chris Taylor had no competition, he motored around, did his 7 laps in 6 hours and took the checkers in his good looking truck. Lap 2, Steve Hostetler still led the class, Stacy Morrison had moved up into the second spot, he was 14 minutes behind the leader. J.C. Anders had slipped to third place and Roy Garcia still ran in fourth. There were no position Brent Miller was a bit off the winning pace in Class 1, he ran second Roberto Aquilar worked his way through the field throughout the Steve Hostetler led Class 725, set fast lap but he had problems on all the way and had to settle for the silver medal. race and he ended up with the silver medal in Class 5-1600. his sixth lap and he ended up in second place. 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Jack Hettinger ran in the second spot all the way, he took the silver Mike Urbano led Class 11 for a lap, but, when the checkered flag Dustin Farmer ran in the second spot all the wayin Class 12, he's in the Class 9 contest, seen here at speed. flew he was sitting in the second spot, he's seen here diggin' hard. seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. changes on the third lap but only four of them entered, two fast lap before he too was down it a race and when their first lap Urbano was in fourth place and Hostetler had opened up his of them did not start and Craig and out. ended it was Lacy Perrault in the Mark Agee was bringing up the lead on Morrison to 19 minutes. Dillon only got in three of seven The Class 11 contingent con-lead, Allen Bucher was in second rear. On the fourth lap Hostetler required laps before he was on sisted of five cars and four of place, five minutes behind the When they came around at still led the group, Morrison re-the trailer and Kyle Conlon who them would make it all the way. leader, Ashley Hawks was run-the end of their second lap, mained in second place, he was managed five laps and set the They had four laps to go to make ning in the third spot, Mike Continued next page now 27 minutes behind the leader, J.C. Andrews remained in third place and Roy Garcia had disappeared. There were no position changes on the fifth lap. On the sixth lap Steve Hostetler had some problems and it dropped him into second place, Stacy Morrison Jr. took ove,r the class lead while J.C . Andrews disappeared from the race. Seventh lap, checkered flag and Stacy Morrison Jr. was happy to take the win, Steve Hostetler took the silver medal, he was 13 minutes in arrears at the finish. The Class 8 troops, there were only two of them, didn't have a good day. Jody Mason did not start the race and Warren Thompson only got in two laps before he too was out of the race. There were seven entries in Class 9, they needed to complete six laps for their race and most of them had a good time doing it. When their first lap ended it was Rick McCarty leading the class, Jack Hettinger came along seven minutes later in second place, Mark Culver ran in third place and Steve Keblish was run-ning fourth. Alyssa Looney started the race but failed to complete the first lap. Jose Victoria did not start the race. At the end of their second lap Rick McCarty was still leading the pack, Jack Hettinger still ran in the second spot, he was 14 minutes behind the class leader, Mark Culver remained in the third spot and Steve Keblish was still fourth. There were no position changes on the third lap. Lap 4 ended and Rick McCarty was still leading the group, Jack Hettinger was sec-ond, he was 22 minutes in ar-rears, Steve Keblish had moved up into third place and Mark Culver was amongst the missing. When their fifth lap came to an end it was still Rick McCarty showing the way, Jack Hettinger still held on in the second spot and Steve Keblish was still run-ning in third place. Sixth last lap and it was Rick McCarty taking the gold medal, Jack Hettinger was second to fin-ish, he was well back, thanks to problems on his last lap and tak-ing the bronze medal was Steve Keblish. Next up was the Class 10 con-tingent which was not well rep-resented this race. There were Dusty Times July 2007 Page 23

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A silver medal went to Jason Cagle in the Class 1400 fracas, he's Dan Eugenio led Class 1600 for six of their seven laps, he lost a Jorge Perez led the first three laps in Class 5-1600, dropped a bit seen here in his good looking truck heading for the checkers. wee bit of time on the last lap and lost by 22 seconds. off the pace and ended up with the bronze medal. Mike Urbano was leading the into fourth place. Allen Bucher still running third and Ashley in third place and Ashley Hawks Mike Belk and Justin Farmer class, Mark Agee had moved up was out of the race. Hawks remained in third place. took first spot off the podium. both ran their five required laps. from fifth place to second spot, Lap 3 ended and we had a Fourth lap, final lap, Lacy There were four Class 1200 Mike Belk led all the way while less than two minutes behind new leader, now it was Mark Perrault really turned it on and cars ready for battle but two of Dustin Farmer was just a bit off the leader, Lacy Perrault had Agee with the bit in his teeth, came across to take the class win, them, Jeff Hartmayer and Josh the winning pace and he took dropped to third place and Mike Urbano had dropped to Mike Urbano settled for the sec-Thompson did not start the the silver medal when the check-Ashley Hawks was down a spot second place, Lacy Perrault was ond spot, Mark Agee finished race. The two cars, ers flew. Stacy Morrison Jr. led the last two laps in Class 725 and he took a nice win in his really good looking pickup. Page 24 Rick McCarty led the Class 9 contingent all the way, he took the class with almost an hour in hand at the checkers. July 2007 Class 1400 was next, the Pre-runner truck class had 20 en-tries, all rarin' to go. These guys had to finish four laps for their race and fully 13 of them would make it to the checkered flag. When their first lap ended it was Jim Holt leading the pack, Jason Cagle was second, he was three minutes in arrears, Skip Edwards was third, another three minutes back, John Deuth came along 12 seconds later in fourth place and Brandon Reaume was running in fifth place. Justin Foreman was in sixth place, Jeff Shaw was run-ning seventh, Mick Madson was in eighth place, Ray Valdez was in ninth place and Bryan Castro rounded out the top 10. In 11th Dusty Times

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Steve Keblish ran his six required laps a bit off the winning pace, he A third place finish in Class 11 went to Mark Agee, he's seen here John Deuth flew his truck well in the Class 1400 contest, he cruised to a third place finish, seen here in flight. finished in third place, seen here in his Class 9 car. rushing towards that elusive checkered flag. place was Brad Wooten, Tim When the third lap came to of them were ready to race and Griggs made it an even dozen, an end it was still Holt, Cagle 12 of them would see what the Jerry Steed was in 13th place, Deuth and Edwards still holding elusive checkered flag looks like. Todd Richards ran in 14th place down the top four positions and They had seven laps to run for and Travis Bartlett was running Ray Valdez was up another spot their race and when their first in 15th place. Humberto into fifth place. Justin Foreman lap ended it was Dan Eugenio in Estrada and Jason Mount did dropped a spot and was now in the number one spot, in second not start the race. Shawn Smail sixth place, Mick Madson was place was Jeremy James, less than and Tyler McNeil were disquali-also up a spot, he was now in a minute behind, Adam Ashcraft fied for reasons unknown to this seventh place, Bryan Castro was in the third spot, another 50 writer. dropped a spot, he was now seconds back, Christian Carr When they came around at eighth, Brad Wooten was up two was fourth and Billy Skinner was the end of their second lap it was spots into ninth place and Jerry in fifth place. Jeff Calhoun, and Jim Holt still leading the group, Steed also was up two spots into Cody Robinson were tied in Jason Cagle still held second 10th place. Todd Richards was sixth place, John Manring was in place, he was eight minutes be-now in 11th place, Tim Griggs eighth, Brandon Moss was ninth hir;id the leader, John Deurh had had dropped to 12th place and and Andrew Ayala was in 10th moved up a spot and was now Brandon Reaume was in 13th place. Sean Backus ran in 11th, in third place, Skip Edwards lost place. Jeff Shaw had retired from Jose Reyes was 12th, Bryan a spot, he was now in fourth the race. Myers ran in 13th place, Corbin place and Justin Foreman was up Fourth and final lap and Harris was 14th and Steve a spot into fifth place. Ray there were no changes in the top Willenberg was the 15th fin-Valdez moved up three places five, it was Jim Holt, Jason isher. Arturo Gutierrez ran 16th, John Forster was in 17th place, in 10th place. Bryan Meyers was Ray Files was 18th, Gino running 11th. Corbin Harris Camarena held 19th place, Bran- was up into 12th place, Steve don Whitehead was in 20th Willenberg had 13th place, John place and Chris Reaves was the Manring was in 14th place and 21st finisher. Jerold Esterline Sean Backus ran in the 15th and Robert Holt were unable to spot. Arturo Gutierrez was run-start the race. David Reyes and ning 16th. John Forster was in Robert Figlioli were unable to 17th place, Gino Camarena was finish their first lap. 18th, Carlos Montalvan was in When their second lap ended 19th place and Brandon White-it was Dan Eugenio still holding head was 20th. the first spot, he had a bit over The third lap ended and a minute on second place run-Dan Eugenio was still the path-ner Jeremy James, Adam finder, Jeremy James hung on Ashcraft remained in third in second place, Dan Ashcraft place, Christian Carr ran fourth was seconds behind in third and Billy Skinner was in fifth place, Christian Carr remained place. Jeff Calhoun was still in in the fourth spot and Billy sixth place, Cody Robinson ran Skinner remained in fifth. Jeff seventh, Brandon Moss was up Calhoun still ran in sixth place into eighth, Andrew Ayala was Andrew Ayala was lucky sev-up into ninth and Jose Reyes was Continued next page into sixth place, Bryan Castro Cagle, John Deuth, Skip lfl11""""--:;:-------j=yy:;;i:;::~h;:;:::;::;---was now in seventh place, Mick Edwards and Ray Valdez taking Madson held on in eighth place, the first five places. Mick Tim Griggs had moved up three Madson was the sixth finisher, places into ninth place and Jeff Justin Foreman was lucky sev-Shaw had dropped to 10th place. enth, Brad Wooten came in Brad Wooten was still running eighth, Jerry Steed was ninth in 11th place, Jerry Steed was up and Todd Richards finished in a spot into 12th, Todd Richards 10th place. Bryan Castro fin-was up to 13th place and Bran-ished in 11th place, Tim Griggs don Reaume was in the 14th was 12th and Brandon Reaume spot. Travis Bartlett was out of was the 13th and final finisher. the race after a very long first Last, but certainly not least lap. were the Class 1600 racers, 27 Lacy Perrault made it look easy, led all the way, set fast lap for the class and has a great looking car as well. Mike Belk was the Class 1200 winner, he led all five laps and had a little over a minute in hand at the finish. Dusty Times BPA liJ [jjjj]@J[jjjj]@J ; 'T A t Y July 2007 ~~KENWOOD !!l!: r:111. .... Ii .. RACE RADIOS Page 25

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-... Jeremy James ran second for a while but when the checkers flew Skip Edwards ran third in Class 1400 on the first lap, dropped to Sean Backus was well back in the pack in Class 1600 early on but over the class 1600 group he had to settle for a third place finish. fourth place and there he finished, seen here in his good lookin' truck. he came through the group to finish a decent fourth in class. A fifth place finish in Class 1400 went to Ray Valdez, he's seen John Manring ran as far back as 12th place but he soldiered on and Brandon Moss was Mr. consistency in the 1600 race, he drove to a sixth place finish in the 24 car class. here launching his truck towards the finish line. finished fifth in the hotly contested 1600 Class. enth place, Brandon Moss held sition. Arturo Gutierrez was on ninth place and Bryan Meyers onto eighth place, Jose Reyes his trailer. was up a few spots into 10th had moved up a spot into ninth Their fourth lap ended and place. In 11th place was Corbin place and John Manring was in Dan Eugenio continued to Harris, Jose Reyes was down a 10th place. Sean Backus was up lead, Adam Ashcraft had few places into 12th, Gino to 11th place, Bryan Meyers moved up into second place, he Camarena was up three more was down a spot into 12th was three minutes behind the places into 13th, John Forster place, Corbin Harris ran in leader, Christian Carr was up was up another spot into 14th 13th place, Cody Robinson ran a spot into third, Billy Skinner and Carlos Montalvan was up in 14th place and John Forster also was up a spot, he was run-a few spots into 15th place. moved up a few spots into ning fourth and Jeremy James Steve Willenberg was back up 15th. Gino Camarena was up was down three places into to 16th place and Brandon to 16th place, Carlos fifth. Jeff Calhoun was in the Whitehead was up to 19th Montalvan ran in 17th place, sixth spot, Brandon Moss ran place. Cody Robinson was out Steve Willen berg dropped way in seventh place, John Manring of the race. back to 218th and Brandon was up a few spots into eighth Lap 5 came to an end and still Whitehead ran in the 19th po-place, Sean Backus was up to it was Dan Eugenio holding the TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. WauldUkaTa cangn1t1,-.t• Dave casplno Don Johnson 1st Place 1/2-IBOO Bala sao Davey Girdner Tommvcra19 Tlmmvcra1g 1st Place 1/2-IBOO MDREDRAF4• TRANSAX.l,.E ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIELAVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 Page 26 July 2007 class lead, Adam Ashcraft was still hanging in there, second place and three minutes behind, Billy Skinner was up to third place, Christian Carr was run-ning in the fourth spot and Jer-emy James was hanging on in fifth place,. Jeff Calhoun was still running in sixth place, Bryan Meyers moved up into sev-enth place, Andrew Ayala ran in eighth place, John Manring was ninth and Sean Backus was down a spot into 10th place. In 11th place was Corbin Harris, Brandon Moss was well down in 12th place, Carlos Montalvan was up a few more spots into 13th place, Gino Camarena dropped a spot into 14th place and John Forster was down a place into 15th. In 16th place was Jose Reyes, Steve Willen berg was 17th and Brandon White-head was up another spot into 18th. At the end of their next to last lap, Dan Eugenio still led the pack, Adam Ashcraft was still, sitting in second place, he was less than three minutes be-hind the leader, Billy Skinner was in third place, Christian Carr held on in fourth place and Jeremy James was still in the fifth spot. Sean Backus was well up into sixth place, Andrew Ayala ran in seventh place, John Manring was eighth, Corbin Harris was in ninth place and Brandon Moss was up two spots into 10th. In 11th place was Carlos Montalvan, Jeff Calhoun fell six places into 12th, John Forster was up a few places into 13th, Jose Reyes was up into 14th place and Brandon White-head was up three more spots into 15th place. Steve Willenberg was out of the race as was Gino Camarena. Bryan Meyers was dq'd, reason un-known to us. Seventh lap ended, it's all over and, surprise! Adam Ashcraft slipped into the lead and took the gold medal for the 1600 class, Dan Eugenio was sec-ond less than half a minute be-hind, Jeremy James took the bronze medal, Sean Backus was first off the podium and John Manring was the fifth place fin-isher. Brandon Moss came in sixth, Carlos Montalvan was the seventh place finisher, eighth place went to Jeff Calhoun, An-drew Ayala finished ninth and John Forster was the 10th place finisher. In 11th place was Jose Reyes and Brandon Whitehead was the 12th and final finisher. Billy Skinner was dq'd, as was Christian Carr and Corbin Har-ris, reasons unknown. And so it ended, a great entry, a good race and a lot of happy people. The next MDR event in the low desert will be a night race on the 16th of June. R~ James Holt led all four laps in the Class 1400 battle, he set fast lap on the last lap and had 18 minutes in hand at the flag. Dusty Times

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~ TECATE•McM1LLIN 40CI Mexlcall ta San Fellpe And Return BY BYRLE MOORE PHOTOS: FoToBAJA-ME'X Leonardo and Alex Navarette led all the way in Class 1600, took the win with 15 minutes in hand and were second overall as well. There were 143 starters, in all of the various classes, and 76 fin-ishers. Thus a finish rate of a little over 53%, but then again some of the starters may still be enjoying Spring Break, in San Felipe. Ei-ther that or they are waiting for The Gresham/Catron/Hernandez trio put it all together and they took the Class 12 win with almost an hour in hand. t:ratrsman Jack If aunt Kit • Secure mounting p/afform for racecar, pre-runner or chase vehicle • Self-latching quick-release system locks the jack to the chassis • Spring-loaded quick-release mount secures the jack handle • Flat base increases the jack's footprint and prevents the jack from sinking in sand or silt Page 28 the start of the Baja 250? Francisco Septien and Sergio Vega shared the ride on the lead bike and their final time of 7: 13: 10 and their average speed of 55:41 garnered them tops in the Pro class and the time was also fast enough the Overall title. Alberto Valenzuela and Jonan Medrano were first across the finish line in the Sportsman class with a time of 8:57: 16. Quad Pro was headed by Cesar Lopez and Gary Gonzalez with their time of 8:37:44 and the Quad Sportsman was won by Rodrigo Gonzalez, Mauricio Cervantes and Carlos Gonzalez in with an adjusted time of9:14:3. There were four starters and only one finisher in Class 1. Vic-tor Herrera Jr. and Vicente Serrano shared the ride down and back and took the win with a time of 7:46: 17 and an average speed of 51:47 miles per hour. Armando and Allen Bravo took two hours and 14 minutes to make it to Checkpoint 1 and then called it a day. There was no reporting, other than the start times, of Andy and Scott McMillin nor Gil Avelar. There were three starters in Class 10 who supposedly went off the line just after 9 a.m., about 90 seconds apart, in fact. With nothing else reported; maybe they just trailored down to Spring Break? Class 12 fielded eight and three of them went the whole dis-tance. Steve Gresham led the class down and back, with his finish-ing •time 8: 10: 17 and an average speed of 48.95 mph. Just under an hour back was the Barragan team made up of Luis Senior and Junior and Hector. Their silver place time was 9:02:07 and a mph of 44.27. Third place finishers were the team of Guillermo Quintero and Francisco Ortiz in with a 12:08:15. There were four starters and two finishers in the Class 8 field. Juan Carlos Lopez took the gold with a very quick time of 7:04:20 and that time also garnered him July 2007 First in Class 8, first overall honors went to Juan Carlos Lopez, led all the way, he's seen here pouring on the power. Victor Herrera and Vincente Serrano pooled their talents to take the Class 1 win, they're seen here heading for the finish line. the Overall win for the Pro ranks. Benny Canela finished a distant second with a time of 9: 13:36. Chris Wilson made it to Check 2, but Jose E. Soto Savier Reyes had nothing to report after their 09:04:30 start. Class 5 had three entrants at the green but only the team of Rogelio Ruiz, Jose Ramirez and Victor Hernandez got as far as Checkpoint 2. Pietro Brassea got to Check 1 and as above, that was it. Sergio Alvarado, Luis Tanori and Guadalupe Collins were not heard from after their 0:9:23 start. There were 21 starters in Class 1/2-1600 and 12 of them made the entire round trip to San Felipe and back. The top three were just min-utes apart by the time they hit their individual checkered flags. The Navarrete boys, Leonardo and Alex, took what is getting to be their usual place, at the top of the Martin Rosales was the Class 7 winner, he took the class with ease, having more than an hour in hand at the checkers. Alberto Varela had a good race, he took the Class 5-1600 win by seven minutes, he's seen here at speed out on the course. Dusty Times

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The Chavez/Voelker Jr. duo were the big winners in the Sportsman The Barragan clan, Luis, Hector and Luis Jr. had a decent race, they Benny Canela had big problems on his way to Check #5, he finished second in Class 8 but he was more than two hours in arrears. 10:05:24, meanwhile Efrain and team, this one made up of Errol Jose Fernanda Vargas were third Villa, Omar Dipp, Salvador Perez with a time of 11:49 flat. Alex and Victor Ayala made it back to Hernandez was fourth and Hee- Mexicali/Laguna Salada first with Safari Class, seen here hot-footing it to the finish line. took the silver medal in the Class 12 contest. platform with their adjusted time spent a little over 13 hours, a time of 14:49:22. of 7:38:08 and an average speed of 13: 10:45 actually, to take the win. The Sportsman Overall Win-a little over 52 mph. Luis Martinez, In at 13:57:59 was Miguel Mexia ner and Class 14 Champion was Jose A. Soto, and Fernando May-and Mario Flores for the silver Jose Quintero with 8:35:04. oral ran second for the silver with and Eduardo Zamarripa Abundio George Jackson and Steve Siller their time of 7:53:03 and just 50 Pichardo took the third spot with went second with their time of seconds back were the Brothers Laff who made up all of their three minute and 30 second starting deficit and took the bronze with an adjusted time of 7:54: 10. Billy Skinner, Richard and Cesar Cons Molina, David Scaroni and Cody Robinson, Carlos Montalban, Vic-tor Lugo and Juan Gallo, the team of Roman and Horacio Pereyra b.acked by Mario Abelardo Ruanova, Julian Machado and Mike Chapa, Jorge Sanchez and Juan Guevara, and Gustavo and Humberto Rodriguez all finished with times spread out from eight plus hours to 11: 18:28. No report-ing of whatever the problems may have been with those slower times. Martin Rosales headed the Class 7 contingent of five starters with a time of 7 :52:58 winning the gold. The only other finishers were Victor Herrera and Jesus Garcia in with their time of 8:56:24 for the silver, and Jose A. Gonzalez and Jonathan Quintero made it back to somewhere between Check-points 3 and 4 and were awarded the bronze for their efforts. The 5-1600 group fielded eight starters and all but one of them made the entire run. Alberto Varela was first in, in class with his time of9:09:20. Just seven minutes back was the team of Miguel Rosales and Eduardo Fernandez with their 9: 16: 13 and Roberto Rabago took the third spot on the podium with his time of 9:42:36. Other finishers were Pino Morales and Antonio Ramirez, Eduardo Pena and Eric Muller, the team of Alonso Angulo and Federico Mon-tes and the seventh place finisher was Jesse Lopez. Class 9 had eight starters and six of them made the whole 500 miles. Juan Mayoral Jr. was the lead car across the finish line with a time of 9:58:5. The three man team of Jesus de la Torre, Jorge Sainz and Antonio Carrillo ran to second with a time of 10:01:07 and Ulisses and David Morquecho teamed for the bronze with a time of 10:48:02. Class 7S had five starters and three of them had finishing times. Carlos Diaz and Manuel Lopez led all the way with their time of 11 :26:37 a little over an hour back was the team of Dan Street Jun-ior and Senior with a 12:44:49 and a distant third was Roy and Rod Fanteli with a 17:51:43. Wish I had more to report, five hours is a long time? There were seven starters in Class 11 and five of them finished with times. The four man team of Alex Rivas, Antonio Feria, Victor Celaya and Adolfo Castaneda Dusty Times July 2007 tor Pimentel ran to fifth place. their time of 10:36:35. Javier and In Class 15 another four man Continued page 33 Page 29

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A second place finish in Class 1600 went to the Martinez/Soto/ Big troubles near the end were expensive for the Herrera/Garcia Miguel Rosales and Edmundo Fernandez gave it their all in Class 5/ Mayoral trio, seen here heading for the finish line. duo, they finished second in Class 7, an hour behind the winner. 1600, their 2nd place finish was 7 minutes behind the leader. De La Torre/Sainz and Carrillo were oh so close in Class 9, they finished second in Class 9, just a minute out of the win. e cam11_j source farm dCre • DrMntJ SU/ls • Crew IJnifonm • Cttwt Shltls • Polo Shltls • Tam .Jat::lall:s • Hals • Gar&lgs NOW FEATURING: In-House Embroidery Driver Names • Team Logos • Sponsor Logos The Streets, Jr. and Sr. had big troubles early on, second in the Class 7S contest, seen here at speed. LEFT: Juan Mayoral Jr. was the big winner in Class 9, he only had two minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. RIGHT: Carlos Diaz and Manuel Lopez took the Class 7S win easily, they had more than an hour in hand when they took the checkered flag. Angel Gomez shared driving with Teo Maldonado and managed a second place finishing time of 14:45:52. The only other finisher, in class, and the winner of the bronze was another three man team made up of Carlos Vasquez, Carlos Miranda and Adrian Continued next page 1.800.700.2350 • Fax IIIJll.3/I0.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 Page 32 July 2007 they finished Miguel Mexia and Mario Flores had some problems early in the race, they finished second in the Class 11 contest. The Revas/Ferla/Celaya/Castaneda quartet had a great race, they took the Class 11 win with more than 40 minutes in hand at the flag . It was a good race for Jose Quintero, he took the Sportsman Class 14 win, he's seen here hustling his car to the finish line. Dusty Times

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George Jackson and Steve Siller had some problems along the way, Gomez/Gomez and Maldonado had major problems along the way, The Vasquez/Miranda/Larios trio had a very long day in Class 15, they finished third but they were almost 5 hours behind the class winner. racers, teams, friends and families. turning out to be a great season. I can be reached at Next race will have been the night or U.S. race event in the middle of May 619-675-5655 or Mexico 011 526 and the always-popular ORW 646 8 68517 either that or stop the Grand Prix in August. Contact fire engine red Jeep as it goes by CODE for information. Hope to and report whatever you can. see you soon somewhere on the CODE wants to again thank all the Baja. Meanwhile, Saludos and via participants, drivers' teams' spon-con Dios. they finished second in the Sportsman Class 14. they finished second in Sportsman Class 15. Larios, their time was 15:32:51. mentioned a lot of four man with the class by well over seven Elias Canchola Jr. and Oscar teams in this story and I do be-and eight hours. Their winning lchida made up one of two Class lieve that there were team driver time was 10:56:29 and they 18 finishers. Their winning time changes, otherwise some of those bested Omar Chavez in with a was 20: 16:53 and an average speed smaller vehicles must have been 217:45:56 and Javier A. Silva and of just under 39 mph. The other really crowded over the 500 mile Jose Garcia finishing with a time finishers were Jesus Miranda, Luis course. of 18:05:56. Leon, Pedro Gutierrez and Carlos Now last but never least the Again we are faced with a lot of Rubio in with a time of 13 hours Safari class. Heriberto Chavez stats and not much color. The 33 minutes and 32 seconds. I have and Luivan Voelker Jr. ran away other stuff will have to come from sors, fans, friends and families. It's Till next time. In Class 18, Jesus Miranda and his crew managed a second place Omar Chavez had five hours of downtime but he soldiered on and Joe and Jake Laff gave it their all, they finished third in Class 1600, finish even though they had all sorts of problems. finished second in the Sportsman Safari class. they were a minute out of the second spot. Page 34 July 2007 THE CHALLENGE: Take on the massive Class 1 field at this year's SCORE Baja 500 in a class 10 Car. THE ODDS: Spot the competition hundreds of horsepower and stat1 48th off the line. THE BOTTOM LINE: Darren Hardesty drove his Bi/stein equipped race car lo an impressive 4th in class finish! Dusty Times

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-Guufs S■••_. WN■■LS Nanawa Takes overall lkuo Hanawa drove his really good looking Toyota Trophy Truck to the overall win at the Guam Smokin' Wheels contest. Ikuo Hanawa, Japan's only Trophy Truck racer, took the overall win at the annual Guam Smokin' Wheels event in April, driving his single-seat Toyota truck. Taking place on the north end of the 34 mile long island, the race is of necessity a short-course event, but it's definitely off road. The track, which is per-petually being improved and de-veloped, has been hacked out of a jungle that grows on a base of coral. It's inhospitable to say the least, and the red dirt that cov-ers much of the rest of the is-land, has to be trucked in to give the racers a track. The course is a little over a mile in length, and includes a brief section in front of the grandstands (which are built out of solid concrete to withstand the typhoons) within the moto-cross section of the Motors ports Park. That part of the track in-cludes a couple of tricky jumps, one a double that has a very short approach. Then it heads uphill, to the edge of the jungle, and into a hole with a steep exit onto a broad short uphill to a left with a sharp drop off. If the jungle didn't grow right to the edge of the track, the racers would be getting a terrific view of the Pacific Ocean. Then there is an uphill, which leads to a jump heading back toward the infield section, and skirting a concrete light pole, which is carefully buffered with tires and dirt. A long straight takes the cars past the pit area, and back to the moto-cross track. For a brief part of the route the cars are out of sight of the audience, but it's only a short time, and it adds to the element of suspense. The Motorsports complex, which is a work in progress, is a piece of land in a native Chamorro reservation. Special laws were written to make it pos-sible to build the complex, and construction began with the grandstands and the off road/ moto-cross course. The quarter mile drag strip came next, and a big paved parking lot that can be used for many purposes. The plans include a road course winding through the area that is now jungle, and a NASCAR-type track for stock cars. Ultimately, if things pan out, there will be a track suitable for Formula 1 rac-ing. But that's still far in the future. In the meantime, the drag racers have a legal place to play, as do the off roaders, and the facility, in the community of Hiro Matsushita and Marcus Guerrero drove this high flying Jimco to a third place finish after fighting some shifter problems. Yigo, and sandwiched between two huge bits of military terri-tory on the northeast end of the island, is an asset that's literally been carved out of the jungle. This weekend is a big one for car buffs on the island, because there's something for virtually everyone who likes to play with race cars and trucks. In addition to the three hour event for the off road cars, there's a two day program of racing for motor-cycles and quads. Classes exist for all sizes and classes of racers, and even for kids as young as six and seven. Racing is fierce, and nearly continuous. While the track is occupied with bikes and quads, the dragsters arrive and tune up for their Friday night event, which is a huge draw, bringing big· crowds to watch and compete. On Saturday there was slalom racing on a section of the huge parking lot, while rock-crawling occupied another contingent of enthusiasts. While Guam has no rocks, being made up on coral, sand and red dirt; that didn't stop the enthusiasts from hop-ing. Even before there was a place to rock crawl, the locals were building trucks by copying what they found in the rock crawler enthusiast publications. Henry Simpson, the brains be-hind the Motorsports complex, saw the need for rocks, so, while the coral was being blasted out to make a level area for the fu-rure road course, he set aside some huge chunks, piled them up in a corner of the complex, and they had their rock-crawling course. Similarly, he burrowed a trench and filled it with dirt, so the mud-boggers would have a spot for their messy entertain-ment. Watered liberally for a couple of days, it became a won-derfully gummy place to test their vehicles' capabilities. The rock-crawlers, boggers, auto-cross, drifters and even RC cars went on all weekend, as counter-part to the bikes, quads, cars and trucks on the dirt track. It was great fun, although something like a three-ring circus, in that it was hard to see everything that was happening. The cars and trucks came from Guam, Saipan and Japan. This year they had no entry from the mainland U.S. because of scheduling conflicts. There were 19 vehicles in all. This year the Guam Racing Federation was excited to have Hiro Matsushita, Japan's most successful open wheel racer, as their guest com-petitor. In '91 Matsushita was the first Japanese to race at Indy, and he raced in the CART series through the mid-90's. In 2001 he ran in the SCORE Baja 1000 and in 2002 he competed in the Terrible's Town 250. He was a DNF in both of those races, al-though he looked good as far as he went. This time he'd be driv-ing a Toyota powered Jimco single seater, a far cry from the 4x4 he ran in the desert series. His co-driver at this event was Marcus Guerrerro, a Guama-nian who's been racing that car for three years with good results. Another Unlimited car, a Toyota powered Chenowth was being driven by Simpson, the man who conceived of the Motorsports park, and built the race track, and won several times in the past. Also a contender for the overall, was Ikuo Hanawa, who brought his Toyota powered Trophy this time. In the past he'd raced a Mitsubishi 4x4, and had won with it one time. He'd been a serious contender for the win every time. On Friday they had practice, discovered all the missing gears, fuel system problems, bad shock set ups and the like. The crews worked tirelessly through Friday night, and into Saturday. One team, the crew for Shane and Shaun Morrison, were trying to deal with a dissolving fuel cell that was plugging the fuel lines and carburetor of their 1600cc Rabbit motor. Mike Sanchez flies his Jimco high, wide and handsome, he and son Mike Jr. shared the driving chores. When they qualified for start position on Saturday, Simpson had the best lap time, at 1:43:325, and Hanawa was sec-ond at 1:43:382, Matsushita and Guerrerro would be in the sec-ond row, next to Kazuo Sato, from Japan, who drives a beau-tiful buggy with a Suzuki motor in the 1600cc and under class. Matsushita finished his qualify-ing run with a worry, because he'd been unable to find fourth gear. 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You can rock crawl to your heart's content, there is coral enough for all the enthusiasts. Just a short way off the race course you are in the jungle, a real jungle full of lush undergrowth. Hiro Matsushita (left), congratulates lkuo Hanawa on taking the overall win in his Toyota Trophy Truck. without fifth gear, but he needed fourth. The crew set to work to find the problem. Hanawa, who races in Japan, and also builds cars, had been too busy to do more than wash his truck before this race. After practice he did a little adjusting on the shocks, but it was other, wise as it was when he finished the 1000 in November. Yukiya Watanabe, another Japanese, was now driving Hanawa's old 4x4 Mitsubishi, which had been converted to hand controls for Watanabe, who is a paraplegic. He has also driven in the Baja 1000, in 2004, but he rolled over early in the day, and didn't get to the finish. While the course looks rela-tively smooth from a distance, it's deceiving. There's a layer of very uneven coral under the red mud, so that no part of the course if really smooth. Pieces of coral break off and lie in wait for tires, and there are big chunks that'll wipe out a front end, not to mention trees and light poles. One tree, called a nu-nu tree, is said to be the home of the spir-its of the native Chamorro people who were always buried near these trees. They're to be avoided. The race started at 1 p.m., and the object was to be the team with the most laps com-pleted at the end of three hours. It was a modified-land-rush start, with the fastest cars lining up first. They went off the line all at once, side by side, into a haze of dust. Although they'd watered regularly, the island was having a "dry spell", and with no rain for many days, the course became dusty in a hurry. Hanawa, whose 3500 pound Toyota enjoys an eight cylinder Tundra motor, got the hole shot, with Simpson close behind him. Hiroshi Yoshino in a Nissan and Noaki Iwasaki, in a Mitsubishi truck, were having a good duel, and Nobu Hachiki, in a Rabbit powered buggy, went by Kazuo Sato and his Suzuki buggy. About six minutes into the race, Eiichi Shibano had his 4WD Daihatsu in the pits, an omen of things to come. The Morrison brothers were also pitting early, and about eight minutes into the race Hanawa had already begun to lap the smaller engined classes. By Lap 6 the order was Hanawa, Simpson, Hachiki, Sato and Matsushita. Matsushita was still having some trouble shifting. It seems the repairs done overnight didn't quite get the job done, and he was without fourth gear, which he really would have liked to have. He pulled into the pits to report the problem, and to see if anyone had any ideas for fix-Dusty Times ing things but it was a vain hope. The Morrisons were in and out of the pits, and Simpson pulled in after about 20 min-utes, with a broken left tie rod bolt. The crew made speedy re-pairs, and he was out again in about six minutes, losing several laps. The Morrisons were run-ning so badly for a while that they couldn't make the big up-hill, and parked for a few min-utes, becoming an unwilling ob-stacle. About 45 minutes into the race Hanawa still ran in front, with Masazaku Amauchi, in a Rabbit powered buggy, in second place, followed by Simpson, then Matsushita and Tetsuya Morimoto in a VW pow-ered buggy (an old stadium racer). Sato made an excursion into the jungle, and emerged more or less unscathed, but dangling some leafy branches and Morimoto's buggy began to backfire, although it kept mov-ing. Jeff Rios and John Camacho, with a brand new four wheel drive Toyota truck, had al-ready replaced a broken rear end, and Matsushita pulled into the pit with a right rear flat. The pit area was a busy place for the duration. Sato tried to zip past another car, hit one of its tires, got him, self sideways, and ended up parked just past the flag men. It looked scary, but neither car was damaged, and he was soon gone again. Then, suddenly, there was a full course yellow, be-cause a report had come in that there was an overturned buggy (the Morrison brothers' car) up on top, back where the specta-tors couldn't see it. When the full course yellow is called, a side-by-side comes out, waving a yellow flag, entering the course in front of the lead vehicle to slow down the entire field, bunching them all up, and giv-ing the safety crew the chance to clear away the damaged vehicle. During the yellow, Simpson came into the pit again, his tie rod bolt broken again. Sato, Amauchi and Iwasaki all took the opportunity to pit also. By now some of the teams were stopping to add fuel, and a variety of problems had sur-faced. Osamu Kawai in another Nissan, had a problem with his ignition switch, and Takahashi Yamada had to weld up a broken spindle. The rolled over Morrison buggy went back out again, and at 2:30 the course was back under green. Then a buggy broke its front end, and came to a stop on the uphill, just where other cars emerged from a blind spot. It wouldn't roll down out of the way, so they needed another ye!, low in order to remove the haz-ard. Bill Windham's car, with Bob Bucek at the wheel, was towed off track, with a collapsed front end. An hour and a half into the race and Hanawa was still in front. By now Matsushita had climbed out of his ride, and Guerrerro had taken over, and was already in the pit with a left rear flat. He'd landed a bit crooked off the double jump in the infield and deflated the tire all at once. The car was now also popping out of second gear. Another car with a broken front end, the Mini Mag of Takashi Yamada, had to be towed off, and the Toyota truck of Rios broke a balljoint. Simpson, who was second, started to wonder when Hanawa would stop for fuel. It turned out that he has a 40 gallon ca, pacity, and wouldn't need to stop during this event, which would run just a bit over 100 miles. Windham's car, which had its front end repaired, was now losing the floor pan, which had come loose at the back. He also had a problem with an oil leak. The Amauchi buggy broke its July 2007 frame at the left rear corner of the car, and pulled into the pits, just one of many. There was nearly as much traffic in the pits as on the course. And suddenly, on the course, but just in front of the pits, Hanawa came to a halt. Astounded, everyone won-dered what he was doing. He climbed out of the car, went to the back, and crawled under, neath to have a look. By this time, traffic was light on course, so it didn't seem too hazardous, but the flagman nearby looked nervous. Hanawa did some pok-ing around, then ran to his pit and got a new battery. It seems his had died. The flagman hustled over to tell him he'd have to get his truck onto the pit road before he could work on it (a sensible rule), and just about that time another full course yellow was called, because Naoki Iwasaki's Mitsubishi's rear end had totally collapsed and he had to be towed in The yellow meant that Hanawa lost only one lap with his repair and he'd been about six laps ahead of the sec-ond place Simpson. It was a moot point anyway, because Simpson had disap-peared. No one knew where he 103 PRESS LANE SUITE 4 CHULA VISTA, CA 91910 was, but they knew he was stopped somewhere. He'd radi-oed in for someone to come and pull him out. A tow vehicle went out on the course to look for him and couldn't find him. In the meantime, the white flag flew, and then Hanawa took the checkered flag, having com-pleted 86 laps in his three hour run. When everyone had come to a halt they finally found Simpson off to the side, buried in the jungle. That pesky tie rod bolt had broken again. Behind Hanawa it was Sato in second place, with 78 laps com-pleted, and then Matsushita and Guerrerro were third, with 7 5. In fourth it was the Sanchez's, Mike and Mike Jr., who had an old car with really stiff suspen-sion. They'd have adjusted the rear end if they could, but the adjuster bolts were so rusted in place they weren't able to budge them. So the 2007 edition of Guam's Smokin' Wheels event was over. Next year's event is al-ready in the planning stages, and it'll bring excitement and action to the racing fans of Guam once again. ..-.,., (619) 691-9171 (866) 891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) 691-0803 FAX Page 37 --

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---Ln.12C:: 27TH RALLY ARGENTINA Loeb/Citroen con111uer Argentina BY MARTIN HOLMES Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were the big overall winners in Portugal, seen here throwing lots of dirt with their Citroen C4. For the fourth time in six ral-lies, Sebastien Loeb stormed through to victory, this time on Rally Argentina which through extraordinary circumstances was severely shortened. Bad weather and an over-ambitious promo-tional plan led to virtually the whole of the first full day being cancelled. Loeb's Citroen was the only car to withstand the might of the Ford and Stobart teams, whose cars took the next five places. Loeb's teammate Dani Sordo dropped back with hydrau-lic trouble but hoped to make fourth but for a final stage error which kept him at fifth. So BP-Ford went home with 14 points and Citroen 13. It was another disappointing event for Subaru, with Petter Solberg stopped with another engine problem and Chris Atkinson falling behind with unhappy handling. Loeb's championship lead has gone up from one point to three, while BP-Ford are nine ahead in the Manufacturer's series. There was a remarkable fight for top places in the PCWRC, a half minute separating the top three, with "Guest" driver Federico Villagra holding off Toshi Arai and Juho Hanninen. For the first time since 1991 the start of the rally was in Buenos Aires, but unlike earlier years there was free transit (of over 700km, under pare ferme conditions) for the rally cars on Thursday night from Buenos Aires to Villa Carlos Paz, after the opening Superspecial stage. It was a very bold idea, the aim being to link the appeal of the rally with the promotional oppor-tunity only available in Argentina's capital city. Al-though the rest of the rally was much as in recent years, with stages in and around the Sierra Chicas hills and the Punilla Val-ley in the foothills of the Andes, there were many changes in and around Villa Carlos Paz. The event had the third different Headquarters and Service Park Page 38 location in three years! This time the location was on the banks of the San Roque Lake, the same as three years before. But for all and sundry the Thursday activities at the River Plate Football Stadium in northern Buenos Aires were uppermost in everybody's minds. There were, in fact, two superspe-cial venues on the event, Stage 1 in Buenos Aires, then Stages 9 and 22 in Cordoba Stadium, both run in an unusual format. Unlike the Cordoba Superspecials held in years be-fore, this year both courses were run without a flyover. Cars started two at a time but from different points in the course and each stage consisted of three laps. The courses at Buenos Aires and at Cordoba incidentally were vir-tually identical in design to each other. All this meant that the event was scheduled ro be a full seven day occasion, recce started on the Monday morning, Shake-down on Wednesday morning and the finish as traditionally on Sunday afternoon. Rally Argentina has always been a special event, with road rally traditions stretching back well before the start of the world championship. Apart from Mexico, and now that Safari is not on the WCR calendar, the final day's stages which rise to 2000 metres above sea level are the highest in the champion hip. The gravel roads, however, have always hidden unexpected and unpleasant surprises. Citroen came hoping for a fourth succes-sive win on this event, which was also the occasion of Marc Marti's 100th world championship co-driver start. (In 2004 this was the final world rally victory in the ca-reer of Carlos Sainz.) Ford, who proudly fitted new marginally thicker rear side windows to their cars, came after a five day devel-opment test in Sardinia for their new 2007 version car, due to make its debut in Finland. The OMV Kronos team had only one car on this occasion, the tenth time Manfred Stohl had com-peted on this event. Stohl ex-plained: "This is a favourite rally for me. It is very tricky, especially as there are a lot of water cross-ings. If you enter the crossings too slowly you lost a lot of time, too quick and you wreck the car." The independent Aimont team entry for Gigi Galli was with-drawn and then the day before the start it was officially con-firmed their programme for the season had been prematurely ended, so there was only one Xsara at the start. It also meant that all the World Rally Cars on the event were using BF Goodrich tyres. The main novelty came at Subaru with the return to the team of Belgian Stephane Prevot as co-driver for Chris Atkinson, replacing Glenn MacNeall. What a wealth of co-driving experience they had! Solberg's co-driver Philip Mills and Prevot had so far between them competed on 234 world championship rallies, though neither as many as the 132 of veteran Timo Rautianen. Another milestone at Subaru was for Petter and Philip, making their 100th world championship appearance with the team. The Argentine Munchi's team were back again after withdrawing from Portugal for family reasons, and announced the FIA had given consent for them to go in-stead to Germany. In accordance with the agreement between the teams and the FIA, the M-teams should use the same engines and chassis for this event as in Mexico. Petter Solberg, whose engine overheated when the ra-diator was broken in Mexico, he had a new engine, but as he re-tired in Mexico there was no pen-alty. The post-Portugal crisis for Ford had meant that Loeb started the first day of the event first car on the road, having now risen one point ahead of Granholm in the driver's championship charts. Despite recent rains which had washed away a lot of the sand July 2007 Per Gunnar and Jonas Andersson were the JRC winners in Portugal, they are seen here in their Suzuki Swift at speed. making the stages rockier than usual, the well known water crossings were not as fierce as sometimes. After the excitement of the cars being loaded on to the collection of 15 large car trans-porters for the Wednesday night trip down to Buenos Aires, a for-mality half of the rown seemed to witness, it all seemed tranquil at the top end of the entry list, but this was not the same else-where. A boat bringing four Group N cars, one of which was entered in the PCWRC category, from New Zealand was late arriv-ing in Buenos Aires, and the FIA officials gave permission for them to be scrutineered in Buenos Aires without first reporting to Villa Carlos Paz. This event was the final oppor-tunity to competitors to qualify for the 2007 PCWRC series through competing on the man-datory six events. The final batch of newcomers were Amjad Farrah, Patrick Flodin and Gabriel Pozzo in the Tango Rally Team entry. This was a high class group! Farrah is the reigning Jor-danian champion, Flodin had al-ready won the non-championship Group N category in both Nor-way and Portugal this year and Pozzo was the 2001 FIA Produc-tion Car Cup Champion. The total number of PCWRC com-petitors therefore was 23 here, a bout 50% more than in 2006. There were two changes in nomi-nated drivers, Stefano Marrini drove for the Errani Team Group instead of Riccardoi Errani; and there was the welcome return of an old friend the Ulster driver Niall McShea (the 2004 FIA World Production Car Rally Champion) driving for the TaCk Team in place of Anton Alen. The Ta Ck entry from Russia, car and team from Turkey, tyres from Korea -what a route to take to Argentina. The use of Kumho Tyres was significant. Like with Silverstone, the FIA accepted tyres from these two Asian sup-pliers without the mandatory barcodes being imbedded into the tyres in production, so now there were five different tyre sup-pliers for cars in the PCWRC. In addition to the 21 regular competitors who had chosen Rally Argentina as one of their six events, there were two Guest drivers who had been nominated by the organisers. Last year's Group N winner on the event and reigning Class N4 Argentine champion Federico Villagra car-ried competition #60 and Marcos Ligato #59, the numbers specially reserved for "Guest" entries. In his alter ego, OMV Kronos team driver Manfred Stohl was respon-sible for preparing three Group N cars on this event! These were for the Olsbergs team driver Flodin and the two OMV entries of Czech driver Stepan Vojtech and the Romanian Claudiu David. "It is three years since a Romanian driver has been al-lowed to compete on a world championship rally, because of the difficulties our drivers had when the federation changed", David explained. Argentine championship driv-ers started this event with an ad-vantage. Both the first two rounds of the series were mostly run on stages being used for the world championship event, some in the same and some in the op-posite direction. Winner of both opening rounds was Villagra. Al-though the world event does not count for the national series, the top five drivers placed in the se-ries (all driving Mitsubishis) were competing here. Of the 77 entries accepted, 70 finally appeared on the Start List with only one non-registered World Rally Car. Leg 1 2 Stages, gravel, 4.8kms. What a strange story was to unfold! The idea of going down to Buenos Aires for a stage of 2.4km seemed extraordinary but there were sound reasons why the experience seemed worth a try. The Shakedown itself was held on the Wednesday morning, and unusually it was Sebastien Loeb who was fastest, 0.3 second in front of Petter Solberg and an-other 0.9 faster than Marcus Granholm. The trucks then started to be loaded and at dusk the transporters set off for the country's capital. Reece for crews around the River Plate Stadium course was novel -either by foot or seated in an electrical golfing buggy, but the public interest was disappointing. Unofficial figures suggested only 7000 tickets were sold. The Fords were quickest, Hirvonen in front of Granholm, the two Citroens next. The course was tricky, five cars went off the track and failed to com-plete the course. The surfaces were very slippery for the open-ing competitors, the first crews through the course being PCWRC drivers. Then the prob-lems started. Like the German navy in 1939, leaving the River Plate proved to be more difficult than entering it. This time the main problem was the weather. Bad thunderstorms struck the re-gion, and this immediately caused a major go-slow in aerial movements around the capital. Departure times got later and later, and in the end, two of the Dusty Times

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Petter Solberg and Philip Mills drove their Subaru lmpreza to a second overall finish in Portugal. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, seen here in their Ford Focus RS were the fifth overall finishers in the Portugal rally. three organisers' airliners arrived back in Cordoba some four hours behind schedule. Then bad weather settled in around Cordoba airport and the third airliner could not leave Buenos Aires that night. Ironically the cars were all delivered back to Villa Carlos Paz a little late but safe, so now the rally was almost ready to run, but the bad weather at Cordoba continued through Friday morning. Eventually the .final plane, with many of the competing crews and most of the organisers and the FIA's officials on board, was able to leave Buenos Aires. Firstly the morning's stages were abandoned then all except the final stage in the afternoon, the Cordoba Su-perspecial. The manufacturers' tyre advisors drove through the stages, starting well before dawn, and reported that many thou-sands of spectators were camping all night in the hills, waiting for action which never happened. Now came the $64,000 ques-tion. The FIA's World Rally Championship rules are clear. If drivers tackle fewer than two thirds of the special stage dis-tances, only half of the normal points are allocated after the event. In the 35 year history of the World Rally Championship, this has never happened before, though there have been many worries that should problems continue, it might. With the organisers of Rally Argentina be-ing forced to cancel 122km worth of stages of the first leg, there was a real danger that the two thirds rule would be enforced, because the remaining 219km of stages, plus the 4.8km of the two superspecials that had been run of the first leg, amounted to less than the 230km which repre-sented the two third level. In re-lation to the two thirds rule, there was an even greater prob-lem for the drivers of the PCWRC series. There would be no equitable way in which the FIA could handle the situation where only half points were allo-cated in a series in which not ev-erybody drives every event. The only stage on the Friday was the Superspecial at Cordoba, and once again Hirvonen was quickest. Having made a bad time at River Plate "my third bad su-perspecial stage in a row", Jari-Matti Latvala made second best time in Cordoba. In PCWRC the River Plate leader Leszek Kuzaj was passed by Mirco Baldacci, and leading the Group N cars overall was the Romanian driver Claudiu David. Spyros Pavlides incurred a Ten Minute maximum penalty when he went off the track in Cordoba and did not fin-ish the stage. Leg 2 9 Stages, gravel, 159 .16kms. Overnight there were furious efforts to reschedule the event in order to attain the minimum re-quired stage distance for full championship points to be awarded. The Saturday schedule, however, remained intact, the chances for change coming only for the Sunday stages, ironically a repeat of the situation that had occurred back in 2003 when again stages had been lost earlier in the event. The weather was not much better, the clouds were so low that the communications plane was unable to fly, and rain fell over the hills, but at least the show was properly on the road at last with all but one of the origi-nal 70 starters. Immediately the HONDA Power Equipment • POWER UCER & SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS • GENERATORS • TILLERS • OUTBOARD ENGINES LAWNMOWERS • VIATERPuMPS California's Largest Source for Bonda Power Equipment Parts U Inventory rally hit the first of the stages there was drama. Two Ford World Rally Cars made their de-parture, Matthew Wilson with electrical trouble "The whole dis-play system went black, we changed the ECU but nothing improved", and Luis Perez Companc with suspension dam-age. Running first on the road was no hardship in the prevail-ing damp conditions. Loeb made fastest time on every stage in the morning, took the lead from Hirvonen and gradually ex-tended his lead over Gronholm. Petter Solberg (despite a spin on Stage 11) was third, ahead of Hirvonen who found it hard to get into the rhythm. Dani Sordo was going cautiously, the whole front bodywork of his C4 was missing which meant he was very afraid that water could easily swamp the engine. Chris Atkinson's co-driver Stephane Prevot was happier, "Finally it turned out okay, but I was a little bit worried about working with Chris (Atkinson) before the event. Chris was complaining about the balance of the car and had the engine stall under brak-ing on Stage 11." Henning spun on Stage 11. Stohl was not happy with the handling of his Xsara. Juan Pablo Raies had a fire in the front suspension of his Focus, ap-parently caused by a stone jam-ming the brake. The battle now moved south-wards to the fast stages around Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, roads where confidence gained through experience of previous Continued next page IF WE DON T NAVE 11: NO ONE DOE.II EU 1 OOOi H'.OND..A Gll!NERA'T'CHtfll & PUMPil Check Our Website: Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 (323) 264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323) 264-2136 Nothing's easier. For optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. ©2007 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Dusty Times July 2007 Page 39

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Urmo Aava and Kuldar Sikk finished second in JRC in their Suzuki Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti leave a long trail of dust on their way Marcus Granholm was the first Ford Focus RS to take the checkered flag, they finished fourth at the Portugal Rally. Swift, they were a mere four seconds out of the win. to a bronze medal finish in their Citroen C4. rallies here always pays dividends. on the start line of Stage 18 stages were ones which had been Loeb and Gronholm were fight-Sordo lost hydraulics and drove run on the La Cumbre Rally ing for all their life, leaving their the stage with no power steering opening round in the Argentine rivals far behind. On every stage and only had manual gear shift-National Championship, and saw of the day they monopolised the ing. Sordo was down to eighth Federico Villagra able to jump first and second times in the and Latvala was up to fourth. A from fourth to take the lead in stage charts. Hirvonen was in de-Kronos nightmare situation was the category (the fourth leader in spair, "I just cannot match their looming. Stohl was lying seventh, as many stages) with Gabriel speed." Stohl: "I had a good clean would Kronos, already unhappy Pozzo, coming from nowhere, to run, but I am completely off the with the performance of the old third. Marcos Ligato fell back pace." Latvala: "I know that next Xsara this year, be expected to with a front wheel puncture. time I will be able to go a lot help the Citroen cause and let Mirco Baldacci lost his intercom quicker, every time you do these the Spaniard go past? on the opening stage and suf-stages you get faster." Going in Two PCWRC retirements fered bad windscreen misting to the afternoon stages Petter still came on the opening Stage 10. while Andreas Aigner broke a held third place, the best of the Fumio Nutahara hit a bridge and rim. Juho Hanninen spun on rest, but that was not to last. wrecked his Mitsubishi's front Stage 11 and had to reverse. Eleven kilometres into Stage 17 right suspension so the car was Pozzo's car stopped after a water (the penultimate stage of the day} retrieved ready to restart the fi-crossing for a while. Nasser Al-his lmpreza's engine just stopped, nal day under SupeRally rules. Attiyah had the air box detach on no warning, no sound, just noth-Stefano Marrini, who after the Stage 12 and had to be very care-ing. It later transpired the prob-two opening superspecials, was ful in the water crossings. Ligato lem appeared to have started with lying sixth in the category, punctured but was able to carry an impact which caused damage stopped as well, having rolled. on. Loris Baldacci punctured and within the engine compartment. Kristian Sohlberg led after Stage stopped to change the wheel. So Hirvonen was now up to third 10 but then damaged the suspen-Travis Pastrana had a lot of mis-with Sordo fourth. It was sion on Stage 11 and also stopped firing after water crossings as did Citroen, Ford, Ford, Citroen, but for the day. The two opening Alexander Dorosinsky. Vojtech Page 40 July 2007 had three spins. Villagra slightly Mirco Baldacci. Vojtech had fluid damaged the rear suspension leaking from all his shock absorb-arm. Kuzaj had a problem with ers. Dorosinsky has to drive ten the muscles in his arm. Martin kilometres on a flat tyre. Stuart Rauam was nervous, recalling the Jones holed his sump, took off huge accident his fellow Estonian the sumpguard in order to jam Markko Martin had on the same rags under the engine to stem the stage. Patrik Flodin retired after flow of lubricant, and eventually the end of the final stage after got back to service with the en-hitting a pole and detaching a gine intact. Loris Baldacci had to wheel. After the first group of stop and change a flat tyre. stages, Villagra was still in the Pastrana finally started to speed lead, ahead of Toshi Arai and up but hit a rock which shot his Hanninen. On the second loop car into the air. Farrah struggled of stages, run to the south of on with no fourth gear. On the Cordoba, Villagra punctured on final stage Villagra retook the Stage 16 which let Arai go ahead. lead from Arai. Al-Attiyah went But Arai was very nervous be-off the road and wrecked his sus-cause some front hub bolts were pension. He finished the stage loose and the car was handling but like Flodin did not attempt very badly, "These stages are just to reach service. Leszek Kuzaj too fast for me and for a Subaru. also crashed. Here the Mitsubishis must be Leg 3 quicker!" On the penultimate 5 Stages, gravel, 82.4kms. stage Ligato had firstly a rear The plan for the final day was driveshaft break then a front to extend the route by another puncture and he fell behind 22km of stages, by tackling the Hanninen, Pozzo, McShea and Mina Clavero-Guilio Cesare Dusty Times

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-, A ninth place finish went to Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor in their Patrick Flodin and Maria Andersson had a pretty good run they drove Daniel Carlsson and Denis Giraudet drove their Citroen Xsara to a sixth overall finishing position, here sliding around a corner. Citroen Xsara, seen here churning up the dirt. their Subaru lmpreza to a 16th place finish. stage twice instead of once, which lifted by the time the rally headed received the new mandatory Ten would hopefully solve the points off for the stages at dawn. It was Minute Penalty after their problems. It was going to be time, to play safe. Loeb contin-crashes at the end of the previ-rockier but the pace was expected ued to pull ahead of Gronholm ous day. The battle for the lead to ease but, only time would tell! though Sordo sneaked a fastest was as close as ever. Overnight The weather was very mixed with time on Stage 20 (the second Villagra was lying 2.6 seconds in a lot of patches of fog and rain stage of the day). More to the front of Arai, after the first two in the hills. Only towards the end point Sordo was able to get ahead stages of the day the difference of the Sunday leg did the com-of Stohl, who continued to be was 3.4. Early absentees were munications aircraft finally take dispirited about the way the 2006 Loris Baldacci who suffered a off for the first time on the whole Xsara seemed to be far slower broken driveshaft. event. It was a miracle that the than the state of the art C4s and As the rally entered the final event ran as well as it did in the the Focuses. Gronholm slid off stages the battle for the category circumstances. With the form of the road when he missed a brak-lead got stronger and stronger. the rally now settled, the Stew-ing point but luckily there was Villagra was slowed by damaged ards attended to their usual busi-nothing in his way. Atkinson was rear left suspension. Arai had a ness and three competitors were getting more and more unhappy, spin, had loose front suspension excluded because of undercloth-fighting his car all the way. Sordo bolts and an engine overheating ing irregularities, but even more did everything expected of him, because of mud. Hanninen was serious was the news that a spec-even though he had a clutch closing all the time. At the fin-tator had died after a rally car problem and the engine kept ish just a half minute separated had left the road on Stage 14 cutting out. Wilson restarted, a the top three drivers but at what during the Saturday morning. damaged electrical cable having a cost! Seven of the 18 PCWRC Two other people who were in-been the cause of his problems ju red in the incident and the the previous day, but the electri-crew of the car involved (competi-cal problem persisted after the tor #86), Gonzalo Alenaz in a crew discovered considerable Subaru lmpreza) were admitted water lying in the bottom of the to hospital suffering severe car after standing outside all shock. Although the Headquar-night in pare ferme. There was ters was normally being covered one final moment of drama with a constant fine drizzle, there when Sordo started the final were huge storms over night, and Superspecial 5.3 seconds behind mechanics were summoned from fifth placed Henning, but went their beds to a flooded Service off the road and was lucky to Park to repair the damage. Tree retain sixth. Missing among the branches were lying everywhere, PCWRC drivers at the Sunday sand was washed on to the morning restart were Nasser Al-streets, but gradually the weather Attiyah and Leszek Kuzaj having 27th Rally Argentina (RA) Buenos Aires-Cordoba 3/6.05.2007 WCR Round 6, PCWRC round 3 WC paints WR WD PCWRC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC HlDYN18 (F) 2h.52m.03.Bs. 10 10 2 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC &056TZR (GB) 2h.52m. 40.5s. 8 8 3 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS liRC EJ56FXA (GB) 2h.54m.19.0s. 6 6 4 (9) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EOSSCNK (GS) 2h.55m.46.8s. 5 5 5 {10) Henning SOLBERG/Gato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS ¥!RC EUSSCNF (GB) 2h.56m.13.9s. 4 4 6 (2) Daniel SOROO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC 751DYN18 (F) 2h.56m.27.4s. 3 3 7 (8) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B Subaru Impreza WRC JT06SRT (GB) 2h.56m.47.2s. 2 2 crews who restarted in the morn-ing disappeared in the first four stages of the day. Marrini had a failure of the cooling fan fuses, both Frisiero and Farrah had turbo failure. Nutahara stopped again, chis time with a damaged fuel tank. Pavlides with a broken rear suspension link and on the final orthodox stage Mirco Baldacci with engine failure. McShea finished with central dif-ferential troubles and had a couple of punctures and over-heating, causing the engine to run on safe mode for some 20km. Pozzo also had two punctures as did Pastrana whose deflations happened simultaneously and he had to change both tyres on the stage. Ligato struggled with loose steering. Jones had brake troubles. Vojtech came through with only first, second and third gears still working. Villagra's win was the second victory in the cat-egory for a "Guest" driver in the series this season and all three rounds have been won by drivers using Pirelli tyres on Subaru cars. All three of the registered competitors finishing, Villagra ahead of Arai, Hanninen, Pozzo, Ligato and McShea. In the sole Subaru, breaking up the Mitsubishi monopoly, Arai took a seven point lead in the category. At the head of the rally behind the Citroen of Sebastien Loeb, Ford domi-nated the next four places. Rautianen expressed his senti-ment at the final press confer-ence, the Focuses reliability was sound, just the result which was wrong for them! l.AJcC Wiring Harnesses Worldwide benchmark manufectul"'er of ~ication wiring ayetama for- all rnc::n;oreport, applk::l!!ll;ione Utilizing. the. tne.t.Raychem Syatem 25 ~'!'.· the ind..atry etender-d for ell ~feaalone(reQing eenctl"ons. Engineering. ~ ly. and compr-eh~ve "t ~ ~ 10096 in-house. : ....,,,. ~«> -~~ ,e----aeaernblies\end circuit l"IDCll"l_,ta ere evaileible to suit . ' a (5) Manfred STOHL/Ilka Minor A Citroen Xsara WRC 98D7.F18 (F) 2h.57m.24.0s. 1 l 9 (60) Federico Villagra/Diego Curletto RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo rx J?CWRC EV0212 (RA) 3h.08m.53.7s. 10 10 (31) Toshihiro Arai/Tony Sircombc J/NZ Subaru Impreza 06 l'CWRC GMG301S05507 (J) Jh .09m. 03. Os . 8 11 (36) Juho Hanninen/Mikko Marklcula FIN Mitsubishi Lancer • Y ayateme available for .all ~ off-road engine packages. Digital display and date acquisition systerTIS for ell levels of competition. Evo IX l'CliRC 290KW (NZ) Jh.09m.21.9s. 6 12 (12) Juan Pablo RAIES/Jorge Perez. Coro.pane RA E'ord Focus RS WRC E055BNA (GB) 3h.10m.04.4s. (9) 13 (54) Gabriel Pozzo/Mario Stille RA Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC DSY890 (RA) 3h.12m.15.1s. 5 14 (59) Marcos Ligato/Ruben Garcia RA Mitsubishi Lancer Eve IX PCWRC not registered 3h.13m.32.9s. 4 16 (53) Niall Mcshea/Gordon Noble GB Subaru Impreza 06 l'CWRC OU06FXG (GB) 3h.14m. 23. 6s. 3 17 (47) Andreas Aigner/Klaus Wicha A/D Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC B-KI593 (D) 3h. lSm. 02. 6s. 2 18 (51) Martin Rauam/Kri~to Kraag EE: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCliRC EBE04031 (DI 3h.16m.59.5s. 1 21 (32) Stuart Jones/Craig Parry GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC DX06LAA (GB) 3h.19m.48.2s. 22 (52) Travis E>astrana/Bjorn Edstrom USA Subaru Impreza 06 PCWRC EFC964 (VT, USA) 3h.23m.30.0s. 24 (42) Alexander Dorosinskiy/Dmitrv Eremeev RUS Subaru Impreza 06 POIRC X239MA (111, RUS) Jh.25m.17.9s. 25 (49) Stepan Vojtech/Michal Ernst CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC GF735BP (A) 3h.32m.03.Bs. 28 (11) Luis Perez. COHPANC/Jose Volta Maria RA E'ord Focus RS liRC EIJSSCNV (GB) 3h.39m.Ol.7s. 29 (50) Patrik Flodin/Maria Andersson S Subaru Impreza 06 PCliRC GF326CE (A) 3h.39m.JB.3s . 30 ( 15) Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr GB Ford Focus RS WRC lES (GB) 3h.40m.4l.8s. (9) Dusty Times Engine end chassis dynamometer services eveilable. Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 1217 N. Patt Street Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 July 2007 High-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio Metere Lightweight. stand-alone system works with all engines and alternate fuels -cerbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know exsctly what their engine ie doing. No flashing lights -just the facts ... Nt!JII it t a a number! ,=>~<«',,ii:'~ l'vl□TCJRSPC>f=;IT ELECTF=ICJNICS ...,e ,,...._-rnifiik,. co'7t'"790tfons ••• Page 41

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M_IJlt,j, RIDGECREST 200 Beal Takes Class 1 And overall B Y}. PRESTON B RADSHAW PHOTOS: T RACKS/DE PHOTO Carl Beal took the Class 1 lead on the fifth lap, went on to take the class win and the overall win as well. The winds were howling on Fri-hours but, fortunately, it wasn't that's what the folks at the MDR day night during Technical Inspec-cold so you just stood there and Ridgecrest 200 were there for. The tion and Contingency, 35 to 50 kinda shrugged. However, on race MDR folks weren't expecting a big miles per hour, not pleasant when day the winds had died down to a turnout for this race but 39 hardy you're standing around for four breeze, perfect for racing and souls were on hand to make it an Wei car,y a luH selection o~ -Ufilll =tB===~ 61«£1 IENS&FIODl!NDS Page 42 eid!Jf (CNCJ Ila& SACo °"~ July 2007 Terry Ingold took the gold medal in the Class 1200 contest, he's seen here flyin' high on his way to the checkers. interesting day. Class 1 was first away and the three car entry was ready for a good run. They had six laps to run to make it a race and two of the three would see the checkered flag. At the end of the first lap it was Craig Diller showing the way, Mike McGee came along six sec-onds later in second place and Carl Beal was third, just less than three minutes behind the leader. Their second lap ended and now it was Mike McGee in the lead, he led Craig Diller by a minute and a half and Carl Beal still ran in third place. On their third lap there were no position changes. Lap 4 came to an end and Mike McGee still led the way, Carl Beal was in second place, less than three minutes behind the leader and Craig Diller had problems and was out of the race. When they came around at the end of their fifth lap it was Carl Beal now in the lead, Mike McGee was running in the second spot, having had some problems and now running more than 20 min-utes behind the leader. The sixth and final lap ended and it was Carl Beal taking the checkered flag, Mike McGee took home the silver medal, setting fast lap for the class and ending up some 18 minutes out of the win. There was only one entry in Class 300, Kurt Larmee, he mo-tored around at a decent pace and was the undisputed winner of the class. There were three in Class 7 but it was not a good day for any of them. At the finish of their first lap it was Bob Klaus in the lead, Jerry Scott came along in second place, less than two minutes later and Frank Gilliland was in the third spot. Second lap ended and the run-ning order remained the same. At the end of their third lap there was a complete reversal of running order: Jerry Scott was the leader, Bob Klaus was in second place and Frank Gilliland was third after a horrendously long lap. That's all she wrote, all three contestants failed to finish an-other lap so there was no class win-ner. Mike Ismail was the only en-trant in Class 8 but he failed to start the race. Class 9 only had one entry, Edgar Hernandez and although Edgar did get in three laps he too failed to finish the race. Mike McGee was also entered in Class 10, he was the only entry but he failed to start the race. Class 1200 was next off the start line, there were five entered in the class, they had five laps to run to make it a race and, unfor-tunately, only one of them would complete all the required laps. At the end of their first lap it was Brian Munson leading the pack, Terry Ingold was second, less than two minutes behind the leader, Jerome Cutler was a very long third place, having encountered major problems along the way. Brady Helm failed to finish his first lap and Josh Thompson did not start the race. Lap 2 came to an end, now it was Terry Ingold in the class lead, Jerome Cutler was second but a long way back and Brian Munson was off the scoring chart. Terry Ingold led the next two laps easily while Jerome Cutler continued to run in second place. Last lap, Terry Ingold took the checkered flag and, unfortunately Jerome Cutler failed to complete his final lap. There was only one entry in Class 1300, Kevin Philips but Kevin failed to complete his first lap. Class 1400 was next up and we did have three finishers. They had six required laps to ruin to make it a race and at the end of the first The big win in Class 1400 went to Randy Shields, he's seen here just at liftoff in the high country outside of Ridgecrest. Dusty Times

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I Mike McGee led laps 2,3 and 4, a long fifth lap dropped him into Matt Torian didn't have the best of races, a three hour fourth lap Nick Puccio ran fourth for a few laps, moved up into second place second place, he's seen here in nice level flight. relegated him to a third place finish. and there he finished in the Sportsman Truck Class. lap it was Randy Shields in the class lead, Matt Torian came along in the second spot, Mike Ismail ran in third place, Chris Allen ran in fourth place and Jay Arnold was fifth. Kenny Walker did not start the race. Lap 2 ended and Randy Shields still led the group, Matt Torian re-mained in second place, Mike Ismail still ran in third while Jay Arnold and Chris Allen disap-peared from the scoring chart. There were no position changes on the third lap. Lap 4 ended and Randy Shields still led the class, Mike Ismail had moved up into second place and Matt Torian dropped to third place, the result of problems along the way. Lap 5 and Randy Shields was looking good, he had a big lead and meant to keep it, Mike Ismail remained in the silver medal posi-tion and Matt Torian was running third. Last lap, Randy Shields came Dusty Times around the line in second place and Mike Ismail finished in the third spot. There were 13 reaay to do battle in the Sportsman Truck class and eight of them would find the elusive checkered flag. They had to run four laps for their race and when the first lap ended it was Tyler Fain in the lead, Robert Anderson came along some two minutes later, Nathan Strong was in third place, Steve Erdlyi (did we spell that right?) ran fourth and Nick Puccio was in fifth place. Corey Mendoza and Alan Ryan Allen Byma was in sixth place, failed to start the race. Mike Belcher was in seventh place, Their second lap ended and John Demedio was running Robert Anderson had moved into eighth, Chris Freas was ninth, the lead, Nathan Strong was right Tom Carr ran in 10th place and there in the second spot, Tyler Sean Kepler was in 11th place. Continued next page Bob Anderson led the second and the vital last lap for a nice win in the Sportsman Truck Class, he's seen here at speed. Tim Jeffus was the only JeepSpeed entry, he motored around in his good looking Jeep and took home the gold medal. he e I tfiscl a tested a Stranger _______ Lighter than other cast wheels on the market •Counter Pressure Casted Aluminum • Satin Smooth 1 Machine Finish ale In: x4. 15x Beadfack g Patt n ~05mm July 2007 Beadla,:ks:·: oblue □black creel ~ opolished 1 Page 43

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Craig Diller led the first lap in Class 1, ran second on laps 2 and 3 A third place finish in Sportsman Truck Class went to Tyler Fain, he Kurt Larmee was the only entrant in Class 3, he drove his vintage but major problems put him out of the race. led one lap but had to settle for a bronze medal. Bronco well and took the gold medal. Fain had dropped to third place Demedio failed to complete the fifth place. Tyler Fain dropped to finish, Allen Byma finished in Esterlain but neither of them ac-with some malfunction along the lap. sixth place, Tom Carr remained in fourth place and Steve Erdlyi tually started the race. way, Steve Erdlyi remained in The third lap ended and now seventh and Mike Belcher re-was the fifth place finisher. There was only one JeepSpeed fourth and Nick Puccio remained it was Nathan Strong leading the mained in eighth place. Chris Nathan Strong had major prob- entry, Tim Jeffus and he ran his in the fifth spot. Allen Byma still class, Robert Anderson was down Freas was on the trailer. lems on this lap and finished in four laps in five and a half hours ran sixth, Tom Carr was up a few a spot into second place, 11 min- Lap 4, end of the line and it sixth place, Mike Belcher was up and took the win. spots into seventh, Mike Belcher utes in arrears, Nick Puccio had was Robert Anderson taking a a spot into seventh place and Next on the MDR schedule is dropped a spot and was now moved up into third place, Steve nice win, Nick Puccio slid into Tom Carr came in eighth. the McKenzie 400 in Lucerne eighth and Chris Freas was still in Erdlyi held on in fourth place and the second spot, Tyler Fain There were two Class 1600 cars Valley, see ya all there late in ninth place. Sean Kepler and John Allen Byma moved up a spot into moved in for a nice third place entered, Joe Jeffrey and Jerold June. M»lU Allen Byma was well off the winning pace in the Sportsman Truck Brady Helm was ready to give it a go in Class 1200 but big problems Steve Erdlyi was running in the top three in Sportsman Truck but a Class but he finished first off the podium, not too bad. sidelined the really good looking car. very long fourth lap dropped him to a fifth place finish. Page 44 To find an Authorized Skyjacke Deal call 866.4.A.DEALER ext. 5052 or vis July 2007 Dusty Times

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OFF RDAD MDTORSPDRTS NALL OF FAM■ New Inductees Reno, NV - May 23, 2007: On Tuesday, April 24th, 2007, the voting committee for the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) gathered to consider 2007 nominations for inductees into the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame. ORMHOF is lo-cated in Gallery Four at the Na-tional Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Ne-vada. A group of 15 voting com-mittee members consisting of pre-vious inductees and representa-tives from the Four Wheeling Community, Off Road Racing Organizations, Rally Racing Sanc-tion ing Groups, Motorcycle Manufacturing and Off Road Af-termarket Industries met for the entire day and voted to induct eight (8) n ew members to ORMHOF's Class of 2007. Edo Ansaloni This year's inductee in the Pio-neer: Advocate category, Edo Ansaloni, grew up on his father's farm, in northern Italy, where he learned about cars salvaging and converting military vehicles for use as farm equipment during World War II. Born in Bologna in 1925, Edo quickly developed an appreciation of the 4x4 capabili-ties of the Jeep 'MB' and became a collector and off road enthusi-ast in and around Bologna where he gathered a number of follow-ers during the early years after the war. In 1969, Edo co-founded the "Club Nazionale Fouristrada" (na-tional off road club), Italy's first four wheeling club. In May of 1970 he won the first organized off road race in Italy, on a modified motocross track in Monterenzio. In 1971 he won the first "Inter-national Trophy" and in the years to follow would win almost 100 Italian and European off road championships. Edo Ansaloni is a national treasure in Italy; an inno-vator, an organizer and a competi-tor known throughout his coun-try for his dedication to the dis-covery and love of off roading in Italy. William A. (Bill) Bryan In the Recreation: Four Wheel-ing category, our next inductee to the ORMHOF Class of 2007 is Bill Bryan, a pioneer in four wheeling and off road racing dat-ing back to the late 50's. During that time, Bryan served as Secre-tary/Treasurer of the Indio Volun-teer Fireman's Club, a founding member of the California Associa-tion of Four Wheel Drive Clubs. In 1960, Bill formed the Al Jamal Four Wheel Drive Club of Indio. Bill served as Chairman of 4WD events for 20 years and actively led the committee that organized the annual Indio Sidewinder Cruise, a popular trail ride through the desert. About the time Bill formed the Indio 4WD Club he became friends with mystery writer Earle Stanley Gardner. Together they traveled the deserts of California and Mexico, co-writing a number of articles about off roading for magazines such as Popular Science and Ford Times. He was a found-ing member of the National Four Wheel Drive Association, serving as a Director for five years. Al-though the National Four Wheel Drive Association would eventu-Dusty Times ally fold, two of the founding members went on to establish the United Four Wheel Drive Associa-tion, which has grown to become the largest group of 4WD enthu-siasts in North America. Gilmon (Gil) George This year's inductee to the Pio-neer: Industry category is Rialto, California resident, Gil George. In 1967, Gil George began fab-ricating tube framed buggy chas-sis for the fledgling sport of off road racing. He called his com-pany Funco, short for "Fun Com-pany". Over the course of the next 15 years, George's Funco chassis became the dominant fo rce in desert racing, winning the coveted title of SCORE C hassis Manufac-turer of the Year five times. Along the way Funco introduced innova-tions fo r buggies such as long travel rear suspensions, the first in-dependent rear suspension, the first disc brake systems and the de-. velopment of the "Char-Lynn" power steering system for buggies. In the early 90's Gil partnered with son Grant to create the "Big 5" Buggy, which is one of the best handling vehicles in the sand car market today. A true family busi-ness, there are three generations of the George family in the shop every day working with Gil on what has become the entire fam-ily passion. For Gil, it has never been about the money. Whether he is in the shop welding, at home with a scratch pad designing a new steering box or chassis, or out play-ing in the dunes with the family, he is always thinking about how to make off road machines faster, better or safer. Richard (Dick) Landfield Our first inductee in this year's Competition: Off Road Racing category is Dick Landfield, whose wisdom and guidance has been in-strumental in making the sport what it is today. A Ford dealer in Yorba Linda, California, Landfield began his off road racing career driving a Ford Bronco with Irv Hanks in the 1968 NORRA Baja 500. He fell in love with the chal-lenge of off road racing and the following year, started Enduro Racing, which has been a major force in the desert for many years. In 1972 Landfield was one of the founding members of the "First Association of Independent Rac-ers" (F.A.l.R.), the oldest and larg-est independent pit support team in off road racing today. Landfield's Enduro Racing com-peted in the Mickey Thompson Stadium Series for 10 years begin-ning in 1979 and in 19809 talked Thompson into starting the An-nual SCORE Show on a bet. In 1986, Dick retired from driving and continued on as team owner, hiring Dave Ashley as Enduro Racing's driver and team manager. In 1991, he developed the idea for the sport's first multi-truck team, the Rough Riders, and convinced Ford Motor Company to sponsor and campaign the team, which included Enduro Racing, Simon & Simon Racing, Stroppe Racing, Spirit Racing, Swift Motorsports and Venable Racing, all top Ford teams. Over the course of the past 40 years, Dick Landfield has used the knowledge and influence that he earned from business and rac-ing to help drivers, teams, promot-ers, sponsors and organizations at every level, achieve their goals and promote the sport. Walter B. Lott The second inductee in the Competition: Off Road Racing category, Walt Lott, is one of the founding fathers of off road rac-ing. A man of great vision, perhaps his single, most important contri-bution was his dream and success-ful effort to extend off road rac-ing beyond the regional level and gain "greater national recognition and corporate involve ment" through sponsorships and, ulti-mately television coverage. In July 1969 Walt joined with a group of friends and founded the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts (SNORE), a non-profit association of off road racers who have orga-nized races in the southern Ne-vada area for the past 38 years. Walt served as President of SNORE in 1973 and again in 1975 and also served as the chief race steward and eventually organizer for Del Webb's Mint 400 Desert Race (1971-1988), which grew into the richest, largest and most suc-cessful off road race in the coun-try. In 1976 he founded the High Desert Racing Association (HDRA) and promoted a half dozen races each year around the southwest. In 1985, Walt joined with Sal Fish to combine four events from the HDRA schedule and four events from the SCORE International schedule to create one major points series competing under one set of rules. The HORA/SCORE Desert Series brought increased entries and sponsorships to both organiza-tions and made it possible for Walt to realize his dream. Sue Mead The only 2007 inductee in the Pioneer: Journalism category, Sue Mead began her automotive ca-reer in 1988 as a free-lance evalu-ator for Four-Wheeler Magazine, on the first team that included women as test drivers. She imme-diately became hooked on four-wheeling and the places it took her. Over the next few years Mead developed relationships with all of the leading 4WD publications in the U.S. and then began to work with the mainstream press writing columns, such as "Get off the Road", a syndicated newspa-per column, gaining a reputation as a woman who understood and could write about 4W D vehicles. Mead's goals were not only to learn about and participate in 4WD events, but also to write about the fun and adventure of four-wheeling and inspire others to participate and to promote safe technical driving and responsible use of the backcountry. She also served a three year term on the Board of Directors of Tread Lightly! Mead has been a partici-pant in four Camel Trophy events, the Baja 1000 six times, twice as a driver and competed with Darren Skilton in the 2000 Dakar Rally. She has written about her adventures and ex-treme four-wheeling for publica-tions around the globe focusing considerable attention on the July 2007 world of off road motorsports. Today, Mead travels the world test-driving ve hicles and working as a photojournalist/feature writer for more than 100 publi-cations. She has been four-wheel-ing in 36 countries during the past 19 years and has accumulated enough off road miles to have cir-cumnavigated the world in the dirt. It has become her profes-sional and personal passion. Mickey Thompson The third inductee in the Com-petition: Off Road Racing cat-egory, is Mickey Thompson, a man who needs no introduction for his accomplishments in off road rac-ing. He made a major impact as a car builder, designer, innovator, driver and race organizer. He founded SCORE International in 1973 and the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) in 1979. From his first day in the "dirt" he fell in love with the sport and his presence in desert racing, no doubt because of his fame in other forms of racing, made an impact. He was full of ideas and a master at selling his ideas to oth-ers, in large part because of the en-thusiasm and energy he brought with him. To this day, his devel-opments in tire, shock and suspen-sion design are still visible in the sport of off road racing. Certainly his achievements in the organiza-tion and rule books of the sanc-tioning bodies are still evident. However, probably his most im-portant impact on the sport and the people in it, was his ability to sell the concept. Whether it was to sponsors, racers, spectators or television executives, Mickey was a master salesman. What he achieved for the sport from the early days of bouncing through Baja with nearly no sponsorship and no notice from the rest of the world was to build a lucrative in-dustry with many success stories, millions of fans and many more millions of dollars invested by sponsors to market their products to the many enthusiasts that have been introduced to the sport ... in large part through the efforts of Mickey Thompson. Frank "Scoop" Vessels Our final inductee for 2007 and the fourth inductee in the Competition: Off Road Racing category, Frank Vessels, enjoyed a successful career in off road rac-ing that spanned three decades and included 30 major race victo-ries and four Points Champion-ships. In 1972 Scoop w~s SCORE's "Rookie of the Year" and was honored as SCORE's "Offroadsman of the Year" in 1978. However, driving wa just a part of Vessels' many contribu-tions to the sport. He always worked to help the sport develop a broader audience and to grow into the public mainstream. His 1980 SCORE Baja 1000 win, which was featured on ABC's W ide World of Sports, was a part of that effort. Through his involve-ment with the "American Thun-der" program, Scoop brought his lo ng time relationsh ip with BFGoodrich into an alliance with C hevrolet and Mobile Oil. Not only did the resulting media ma-chine represent his program on and off the track but its success motivated other companies and drivers to model their off road rac-ing programs in similar fashion. Scoop is one of the true pioneers who helped take the sport from its infancy into the modern era of cor-porate support and wide audience recognition. The 2007 ORMHOF Induc-tion ceremony will be held at the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, located in Gallery Four of the National Automobile Mu-seum (The Harrah Collection) in Reno, Nevada on Saturday, Au-gust 25 . For more information about ORM HOF visit For Information Contact: George R. Thompson ORMHOF Board Secretary (661) 823-0454 Page 45

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NM1*1 CORR AT POMONA Great Racing Far Record crowds BY STEVE RUDDICK Carl Renezeder took the Pro 4 Jason Baldwin Cup Championship on Saturday and finished third in Pro 4 on Sunday. Saturday!! Sunday!! At the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, SoCal!! May 19th and 20th, 2007. Be There!! WOW! I am Here, for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2007 CORR Lucas Oil Rac-ing Series. The place is packed, too. Some 22,000+ "professional" race fans in attendance on Satur-day and Sunday, May 19th and 20th. These are NOT your Joe Aver-age race trucks, either, race fans. We're talking The "Pro's". As in - Pro-fessionals. BiG $$. The BIG boys and their serious toyZ. Ex-treme, short-course off road rac-ing - fast, brutal, awesome! DO NOT try this at home without professional, adult supervision! Can you begin to 'imagine' doing this "for a living"!? The suspen-sions and tires on these joy rides are absolutely Unbelievable. The power? Raw, beast HP. Un-!@#*@!-Believable. All meant to get MAxX bite. Controlled Insan-ity. Organized ch@os. Ground-pounding, heart-pounding, kid-ney-pounding, thunder bumping and belching, foot-stomping Fun on four wheels!! WOOhOO ... err, I mean Uh-UH-uH! ME up! Plug ME in! Adrenaline? Series features the Pro divisions -Yes, please! CORR got its start in including Pro Lite, Pro 2, and Pro the Midwest as the Short Course 4 events. Super Buggy, Single Off Road Drivers Association • Buggy, UTV/Rhino, and Trophy SODA; in 1983. SODA became Kart racing are also featured CORR. Championship Off Road throughout race day. The Pro Lite Racing, in 1998. James Baldwin division features light-duty, 2WD purchased CORR in 2005. The trucks, with a minimum weight of Man, Jim Baldwin, Mr. CORR. 2800 pounds (driver included). summed it up on Media Cay: "Ex-The chassis must be constructed pect a BIG weekend. We've got to CORR specs. Class reg's also world class drivers racing all out, limit front wheel travel to twelve in world class trucks, on a world (12) inches, and to fourteen (14) class track. Our goal is to take inches in the rear. The 4-banger championship off road racing to motors are maxed at 300hp. Pro mainstream America. Get ready 2's are full sized, 2WD trucks, for some intense, wheel-to-wheel limited to a max of 800hp. The racing action. You're gonna feel maximum length wheelbase al-it!" Karl Renezeder, the reigning lowed is 120 inches. Front wheel Pro 2 Champ, said: :"You've got travel is limited to 18 inches; 20 the best racers in the world here, inches in the rear. The Pro 4's are and we all race hard. This is seri-also full sized rides, but with ous business. You've got to be 'on 4WD. HP and wheel travel are your game'." Ricky Johnson, an-the same as for Pro 2, but Pro 4 other Pro 2 racer (#48), added: trucks can run a 122 inch long "This is a show; it's entertain-wheelbase. Max truck width is ment. You ARE gonna feel it! Fif-limited to 93-inches wide. The teen laps, 800hp trucks ... This is Super Buggies are 2WD, open the deepest field of talent, ever, wheel cars, running 140-200hp competing in the mixed martial motors. 13-16 inches of front arts of off road motorsports." wheel travel, and 20-24 inches of Scott Dougsall put the icing on rear wheel travel, are standard re-the cake: "Win. Lose. Ugly. Sure, quirements. Single Buggies are we all hate to lose. But this is one also 2WD, open wheel cars, lim-Fabulous 'job'. I'm living a dream ited to 60-90hp, 1600cc, Type l and enjoying it. It's all exciting!" VW motors. Single Buggies run On Yeah! All those trucks x a stock VW width and wheel base Ricky Johnson drove, or flew his Ford pickup to the Pro 2 win on Saturday, 10th in the Pro 2 Memorial cup and seventh in Pro 2 on Sunday. The Track: The dust and dirt at Pomona was Thick-N-Zesty, too. Small chunks, BIG chunks, no matter - it was flying every-where. l digress - l remember being at the last CORR race ever held at Glen Helen Raceway, back in year (?). It rained for days straight -mud-bowl racing. So -I'm down by the ESPNtv booth and they're interviewing "the winner". He pulls in, in his race truck, and jumps out. Both 'him' and the truck are covered in a thick-N-zesty layer of mud, from head to toe and from front to rear; the same color, and covered in it. You can't even really tell just 'who' it is. l look away for a few seconds, and then back -and Lo' and be-hold -there is a squeaky clean Walker Evans in his 'spotless' race suit. How he do dat? Quick change artiste? Turns out Walker was wearing a handy, tear-away trash bag, or two, over his race suit! LOL! Talk about tricks of the trade. HA! Anyway, back at Pomona -the track is 0.880-mile around - 4,646 feet; with seven turns, four jumps, a 35ft. deep hole in the middle, and an asphalt section from Turn 2 through Turn 3 -aka MotoCross-style. And it is fast! It don't know how many tons or truck-fulls of dirt it took to make this section of parking lot into a "world class track", but they did. Lots of it, too. It is impressive. I even brought my own assistant spotters to help keep track of all the action, so Dusty Times can bring it all to you. Andy Stix is a seasoned and experienced Cham-pion dirt driver in his own right, and helped spot on Saturday; (I even let him drive my race truck, sometimes!). Mark Dee, 2003 MOR Class 5 Champion, and Greg Crew -#1302 and many titles, helped out on Sunday. So, having another set of eyes, or two, to make sure we get all the action for our OT readers, is just part of what we do. l won't tell you the part about us having a Press Box -with shade, no less. HA! I could get used to this. You've read about Dusty Times. You've seen it on TV. Pomona on May 19 and 20, 2007 was your chance at reality. If you didn't arrive here - you missed your appointment with Fun. For the 22,000 or so 'professional' race fans that did -ain't nothing like the Real Thing! For those that didn't, read on ->. The Gates opened to the public at 9:00 a.m., both days. Plenty of time to tour the pits and see your favorite trucks -up close, get some Dusty Times was treated to a CORR Media Day on Thursday, May 17 - preview the course, meet the drivers, ride-along's in a few of the trophy trucks (waiver form required), even a chance to drive your own trophy kart, too. Hook 800h h l, f 1 · chassis, with 9-11 inches of front, P eac = m gonna ee It • Bob Naughton drove his Ford to the Pro lite win on Saturday and Sunday, he's · h d b ** and 12-16 inches of rear, wheel ng t own to my ones seen here flying nicely to the finish line. The CORR Lucas O;-ci~l ~R=ac.,c=in=_-.,-tr_a_v_e_l. ______________ --, Rick Huseman drove his Toyota to second place in the Jason Baldwin Travis Coyne finished third in Pro 4 Baldwin Cup on Saturday, he Jeff Elrod was the second place finisher in the Super Buggy Division Cup on Saturday and a second place in Pro 4 on Sunday. was 8th in Pro 4 on Sunday, he's seen here flyin' his Ford. on Saturday, he's seen here nicely in flight. Page 46 July 2007 Dusty Times

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Bruce Fraley had a great time, he ran second in Single Buggy on Ed Herbst finished 4th in the Jason Baldwin Memorial on Saturday Rob MacCachren had a decent third place in Pro 2 on Saturday but he had an 11th place finish in Pro 2 in the Sunday race. Saturday and he finished seventh in the Sunday race. and was a long 11th place on Sunday in Pro 4. autographs and photographs, playing in the dirt and mud, all Carl Renezeder led the Pro 4 shop the vendors, grab some at the same time. It was impres-Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup food; so much to see and do. The sive. This Ace Reporter sure had Qualifying race from the green Trophy Kart and UTV/Rhino fun, too. get-go to the checkers in his Lucas races were from 11:00 a.m. -12:45 Saturday -Round 3 Oil #17, with #36 Rick Huseman p.m. These 12yo and under 'rac-Pro 4 Cup Qualifier: hot on his tail all the way to the ers' sure are fun to watch; no fear, Fifteen laps. Thirteen entries, end. This was Renezeder's second flat out, flips, endos, somer-five finishers. The stands were Pro 4 win of the season, having saults ... wOOhOO! "They" sure packed for CORR's first race ever won a Pro 4 race at the CORR are having fun! at the LA Fairplex in Pomona, season opener at Antelope Valley Opening ceremonies started at Ca. Over 10,000 fans attended on April 22. Renezeder's winning 1:30 p.m. and racing begins at the race for an action packed Sat-time was 19:28.008 (+1.395). 2:00 p.m. Constant thunder and urday. The racers lined up for a Renezeder summed up his race thrills for the next three hours, LeMans-style start, the green flag this way: "Man ... I had so much for even the hardcore, die-hard, flew, and so did the dirt! Carl fun driving this weekend! For race fan; except for the in term is-Ri!nezeder pretty much led the those of you that wished us luck, sions in between, to re-groom the race from the start-to-finish in the you did a great job of it! We track. The Big Toys also had their #17 Lucas Oil Pro 4 truck, and struggled with the drive-train in share of roll-overs, spinouts, col-took the checkered flag with a the Nissan out in the Antelope lisions, got-cha's, bumps, grinds, + 1.395-second margin of victory. Valley", explained Renezeder. hookups, get-togethers, and just There was a whole lot of bangin' "We were able to podium with it plain old fashioned wrecks, in-it out, in between. A couple of the in the Cup race, but the driveline eluding lots of "OooooHs" and Terrible Herbst trucks rolled it in gremlin sidelined us in both "AaaaaWs" from the spectators! the bowl; fiberglass flying every-points races, so we had some Darn, it was fun! It was like where. Josh Baldwin rolled the catching up to do, today." Well, watching a 3-D, 3-ring, no-holds #86 truck, got it back on all fours, Carl, we had a great time watch-barred, slug-fest -mixed martial and still managed a respectable ing, too! arts, WWF, and bumper cars; finish. Racing a short distance from ICIIVGl&:C~&OGY , 714.530.8701 • FAX T14.530.B702 12842 JOY STREET, GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840 WtNtlV.lcl-oo,n Dusty Times July 2007 their shop in Riverside, CA, Rick the Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Huseman Racing arrived at race 57.847 seconds at 54.765 Pomona with a vengeance, and it mph. Huseman commented: "I showed - as the #36 FABTECH flatfooted the Toyota motor while truck rallied around the CORR chasing down Carl Renezeder in short course on Saturday, setting # 17 during the second half of the fastest lap of the day during Continued next page Larry Foddrill had a great weekend at Pomona, he took the Super Buggy win both days, he's seen here nicely airborne. €''!A~ Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! Page 47

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-~---------------------------- - - - -·-----Kyle LeDuc was third in Pro Lite on Saturday, he came back with a John Cooley had a third place finish in Super Buggy on Saturday fifth place finish on Sunday, seen here saving tire wear. and an 11th place finish in the Sunday race. Billy McCool had a third place finish in Single Buggy on Saturday, fell to a 10th place finish in the Sunday race. Sean Kennedy took the Single Buggy win on Saturday and he finished fifth in that class in the Sunday race. Carl Renezeder finished second in Pro 2 on Saturday and he took the win on Sunday in the Jason Baldwin Memorial in his Nissan. tri es, nine finishers. T he Pro 2 division of the CORR Lucas Oil Series got off to a rough start when the d ri vers got into each other right off the start line, and Jerry Whelchel crashed #41 into the barrier, breaking the K-rail and causing a quick end to the race. When the k-rail was fixed, the race got restarted with a roll-ing start. Ricky Johnson led the race up to the end, taking the win in KMC Wheels #48 with a + 3.358 second margin of victory. Johnson, a former Motorcross champion, captured his first Pro 2 win of the season with a wire-to-wire win over a field of 13 driv-ers, driving the #48 truck of Baldwin Racing. This was Johnson's first win in the Pro 2 division since 1998. Johnson was the first CORR Pro 2 champion in 1988. Saturday's race. I nosed the front of the truck inside Carl a couple times, but I couldn't make it stick that low on the track. We finished second and we were happy to have a competitive run and get on the podium in front of thousands of o ff road racing fans." Travis Coyne followed in third in the Pro C omp Suspension #5, fighting to catch them. Coyne felt the heat in Laps 7, 8 and 9 as Adrian Cenni in the# 11 Orange Pay truck moved to Coyne's side fo r some neck-and-neck racing. Coyne was able to hold Cenni off and hang onto his position. Starting from the back, Johnny Greaves worked his way up to fifth position for the mandatory ye llow in the #22 Mo n ste r Potawatomi Toyota. O n the re-start, G reaves and Cenni went ing the caution. "[ was real proud winner takes all , so I knew I had side-by-side, getting tangled in of that pass and don't fee l I have to make my move immediately o n Turn 1. Cenni, Greaves and #43 anything to apologize to Curt the restart and go for before the Curt LeDuc all pitted with prob-about", said Greaves. "Curt will leaders checked out", said a dis-le ms caused by the ta ngle. be fine, it's not the first time we appointed Greaves. "Somebody Greaves did give the huge crowd have bumped in a turn." hit me pretty good just when I a taste of thrills as he mad e sev- As the green fl ag reappeared thought I had it. When you start eral really good passes, working for the restart, Greaves made a out in last place you have to hang his way past most of the field from trong move to the inside and it out." the las t place start. One in par-jammed his way into third posi- Lap 11 saw two cras hes. Josh ticular -when he passed Curt tion - mo m ntarily-as they went Baldwin went over on Turn 4 in LeDuc in Turn 3 and made slight into the fir t Turn 3 wide. It ap- #86, but was able to get restarted. contact as LeDuc tried to hold pea red that Greaves had pulled T roy Herbst rolled# 19 on Lap 5, him off. LeDuc was noticeably off the big move when a charging ending his race. On lap 14, Tim irritated and tried to pay him Adrianne Cenni made contact Herbst rolled # 18, too, but was back in the next turn - getting the with G reaves' back bumper and rolled back over by the track crew fans on their fee t as the two vet-pushed the defending champion and he finished the race in sev-erans went at it. LeDuc let into the wall ; where he spun out. enth. Renezeder took first, G reaves know it by pulling up A flat rear tire soon appeared and Huseman finished second, and beside him on the caution lap and G reaves limped in fo r an eighth Coyne placed third. Rob MacCachren started in second in the Red Bull Pro 2 #29, but he spun out of Lap 2, in Turn 6 - giving up his position to Carl Renezeder in # 1. At the manda-tory yellow on Lap 9, Johnson led in #48, with Renezeder in second in #l, MacCachren was third in #29 and Jerry Whelchel was in fourth in the Monster Energy #41. MacCachren continued to battle with Renezeder, attempting to pass . On Lap 10 at T urn 3 -MacCachren got around Renezeder, but couldn't hold it. Renezeder took back his positio n in Turn 5 and held it to the end. "gesturing" rather "politely", as place overall finish. "I look at Pro 2: they made their way around dur-these races as win or go home - Fourteen laps. Thirteen Johnson took first place, en- Renezeder took second and ,------------------------~ ---------------------~ Cory Boyer finished ninth in Single Buggy in the Saturday race, he In the Pro 4 Baldwin Cup on Saturday, Josh Baldwin finished sixth, Alan Pflueger Finished fifth in Pro 2 on Saturday and had a fourth was the second place finisher in Sunday's race. in Pro 4 on Sunday he finished fourth in his Ford. place finish on Sunday, he's seen here in level flight. A fifth place finish in Pro Lite on Saturday went to Javier Sacio, he Eric Robinson finished fifth in Super Buggy on Saturday at Pomona It was a fifth place finish in Single Buggy on Saturday for Kevin finished fourth in that class in the Sunday race. and he had a nice third place finish in the Sunday event. Graves, he finished the Sunday race in the third spot. Page 48 July 2007 Dusty Times

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Scott Douglas flew his Ford to a fifth place in the Saturday Baldwin Casey Currie drove his Nissan to a fourth place finish in Pro Lite on A fourth place finish in Super Buggy on Saturday went to Danny Cup race and a fifth place in Pro 4 on Sunday in his Ford. Saturday, finished third in Pro Lite on Sunday in his Nissan. . . . . . MacCachren took third. time in Friday's qualifier, Rob LeDuc had words with Naughton, Pro Lite: Naughton got to start from the obviously not happy with some-Twelve laps. Seventeen entries, poll position in Saturday's Round thing that happen on the track. nine finishers. In a rolling start 3 race in the #54 Maxxis Tires/ LeDuc approached Naughton and in the Pro Lite class, Robert Fox Racing Shox truck. The Pro unbuckled his window net and ac-Naughton took the lead, and the Lite race was spectacular, as knowledged him with words and race win, in the #54 Maxxis Naughton patiently waited for the hand gestures. Tires/ Fox Racing Shox truck; field to clear after the confusing Naughton told Dusty Times with a + 1.578 second margin of mandatory yellow slowed the field that they were coming to get it victory. Rodrigo Ampudia raced to a crawl and the restart resulted done this weekend with plans to in second in the Papas and Beer/ in a huge pile-up on the front made the podium both days. Monster Energy #36, fighting to stretch that took two trucks out Naughton, from Flagstaff, AZ, catch Naughton and hold off of the competition. Naughton wasted no time in establishing a Casey Currie in the Suspensions had to strategize with the compe-quick lead as the race trucks were Unlimited #14. Working his way tition through the four laps while brought down the front stretch up the line, Kyle LeDuc caught under yellow. When the green stock car sryle ... meaning a roll-up to Currie and laid on the heat flat finally dropped, Naughton ing start. Naughton gave up no in the #99 Rockstar Energy Drink cut inside and was blocked by ground in his run for the check-truck. The two battled it out, flip-Casey Currie, and then went to ers, as #54 pretty much ran away flopping third position. With the right and got around Currie from the field - even though he only two laps to go to the finish before he had the chance to bang was chased by Rodrigo Ampudia, line, LeDuc got around Casey for on the door of Kyle LeDuc - push-Casey Currie and Kyle LeDuc good, finishing the race in third ing him into the wall of the first throughout the race. Naughton place behind winner Robert turn. Once Naughton got to the was able to hold off charges from Naughton. #36, Rodrigo front, #54 lead the race from wire-each of them after getting out in Ampudia, placed second for the to-wire in a field of 17 Pro Lite front. day. drivers; and ran for the checkers Cassie Currie put it this way: After setting fastest qualifying untouched. At the podium, Kyle "Pomona was the most exciting Rodrigo Ampudia took the second place position both days in the Pro Lite Division, he's seen here in his Ford. CORR race I have ever been to. The stands were sold out Satur-day and Sunday and the racing was exciting. On Friday we had qualifying and everything went pretty good, we qualified third behind Naughton and Ampudia." "The track was different from any other track I had raced be-fore because it had two turns on pavement. The dirt had no clay in it, making it tough on smaller horsepower trucks because the Continued next page -------------------------------------anothe 1,bach® . . The Suspension Company. Dusty Times July 2007 Page 49

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Dan VandenHeuvel finished in sixth place in Pro 2 on Saturday, he Matt Kross drove his good lookin' car to sixth place in Super Buggy Greg Adler took a fifth place finish in Pro 2 on Sunday, he was only finished a close second in the Sunday race. ;;;.;;~~""' on Saturday'--'-'-h-;=e=fi=in=is=h=e=d=l=if=th='=n=t=h=e =S=u=nd=a=y=i=a=c=e·======_;a;;b;;le~t;;o,,;g;;a;,;rn;;e,;,r,;;a;,;n~1;;1,;;th~pl;,;::a-=-ce=-.:-;fi;;r-=d-=-a!....y.:..;ra:..:c:.::e.:..... ---=,--Van den Heu vel in # . Greg Adler in the 4 Wheel Parts truck lined up in third and Jesse Jones in fourth in# . At the restart, VandenHeuvel put up a good fight to hold his position, but lost it to Renezeder on Lap 9. Renezeder ran away with the lead, but got a flat tire, giving VandenHeuvel in # the op-portunity to reclaim his posi-tion. But Renezeder hung on, and actually pulled the fastest lap times on that flat tire! Ev-eryone just kept waiting for that BFG tire to come off, or tear apart, or something ... but it didn't. Renezeder took first, VandenHeuvel came in second, and Adler took third. A fourth place finish in the Saturday race in Pro 2, Jerry Whelchel took the win in the Pro 2 Sunday race. Johnny greaves took the Pro-4 win in Pomona on Sunday after a disappointing 8th place finish on Saturday in his Toyota. dirt was very loose. Saturday morning we were ready to go, the truck was fast and I felt that I was prepared. Since there were so many incidents in the Pro 2 race before us, they had us do a roll-ing start in rows, two wide; mak-ing it very tough to pass off the start. When the green flag dropped I got off to a good start, I was in third position and ev-erything went smooth on the first lap. The Fords were making it tough to pass since they could drive slower in the corners and pull away on the long straight. Right before the midway yellow flag, I noticed that I was pump-ing the brakes to stop and that something was wrong." "When the green flag waved, I took off and was trying to put a move on Rodrigo Ampudia when all of a sudden it went from some brakes to nothing at all. I went into the corners as fast as I could and was pitching it to make it turn, but I was not as fast that way. Kyle LeDuc got by me with two laps to go and I held on to fourth spot with no brakes. It was an eye opener coming into the corners in fourth gear and wide open, and then praying that when I pitched it, I wouldn't end up on my lid. I got pretty good at doing the bicycle (getting up on two wheels), as well." Sunday - May 20 Round 4: Off Road Racing sold out for the first time in CORR history at the LA Fairplex, when over 12,000 fans filled the stands. Round 4 of the CORR Lucas Oil Series was filled with contact and action. They might have paid for seating, but no one was sitting down; everyone was on their feet! Pro 4: Dan "The Flying Dutchman" VandenHeuvel of the Amsoil/ Kumho-Tire Super team took the lead, with Greg Adler in the 4Wheel Parts truck in second; and Jerry Whelchel running in third. Adler spun out in a 360 at Turn 2 -causing him to fall back in the line, and bringing Monster Energy truck Whelchel, and Robby Gordon, up. There was contact on Lap 3 in Turn 1 be-tween Renezeder and Gordon. Gordon pirouetted in the air, landed on all fours, and contin-ued the race, but lost his position. Renezeder got around Whelchel and VandenHeuvel, and led the race into the mandatory yellow. After the restart, there was con-tact causing a mini pile-up in Turn l. VandenHeuvel and Whelchel got through it and took the lead again. On Lap 12, on the second turn on the asphalt, there was another tangle-up, and the line changed again -Todd LeDuc, Ricky Johnson and Gordon all got around Renezeder. Johnson battled LeDuc for third position. On the final lap between Turn 5 ·•rrawaraa @rmnlll ' · I · I • ~ We have moved and expanded our shop! We are located at 14045 Kirkham Way, Suite 102, Poway CA 92064 located in the SKG Motorsports Center off Scripps Poway Parkway Page so Automotive electrical installation experts with over 15 years experience specializing in off-road wiring for your race, pre-runner and sand vehicles. (858) 748-3494 Go to for all of your electrical components and communication system needs such as sealed switches, waterproof connectors, circuit breakers, fuse boxes and more! July 2007 and 6 -Johnson got into LeDuc and spun him, leaving a window for Renezeder and Gordon to get by. Whelchel came in first for the second time this season, with a XXX-second margin of victory. VandenHeuvel placed second, and Renezeder crossed the finish in third. NASCAR driver Robby Gordon came in fourth. Pro 2 Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Qualifier: The Pro 2 race started with a bang here at Pomona on Sunday as the racers only made it to the green flag start in the front stretch before the wet dirt delayed the race with huge carnage, put-ting Jerry Whelchel into the fence and breaking the K-rail. The bro-ken fence and damaged K-rail stopped the racing action for about an hour as repairs were made. At the restart, Dan VandenHeuvel took the lead in the Pro 2 Jason Baldwin Memo-rial Cup Qualifier race, in # -putting up battles first with Rob MacCachren, then Ricky Johnson, and finally Carl Renezeder. Red Bull/BFG #29 Rob MacCachren got around VandenHeuvel in the second lap and the two battled it out. Mean-time, back at the ranch, TOYO Tires/KMC Wheels sponsored Ricky Johnson(# ) and Monster Energy sponsored Robby Gordon # had their own race going on. In between Turn 6 and 7 Gordon went off the jump and into the K-rail, breaking his front right suspension. MacCachren slowed with a problem in # and fell back, putting VandenHeuvel back in the lead in # and moving Ricky Johnson into second posi-tion in # . VandenHeuvel and Johnson raced side by side through the straightaway, but got into each other -spinning Johnson and sending him to the hot pits. By the mandatory yellow, Carl Renezeder had moved into second position in his Pro 2 Lucas Oil Nissan, BFG tire-equipped # -chasing In the CORR Lucas Oil Series Round 4, Curt LeDuc led from the pole for the first four laps, but lost his position to Johnny Greaves between Turn 1 and 2. Pro Camp Suspensions #5 Travis Coyne battled with LeDuc and was able to get around him when LeDuc rolled in Turn 4. LeDuc landed on all fours and contin-ued in the race to the end fin-ishing in sixth. Josh Baldwin moved to third, and Scott Dou-glas battled with him in fourth in the Amsoil truck, getting around Baldwin before the yel-low. On Lap 9 Coyne fell back, and Rick Huseman worked his way up the line to second - bat-tling and passing Baldwin and Douglas in Turn 6 on Lap 10. Meanwhile, Carl Renezeder, who was working his way up the line, passed Douglas on Lap 13 to take on his brother-in-law, Baldwin. On the final lap, Renezeder was able to get around Baldwin to round out the podium. Greaves took first, and Huseman placed second. Pro Lite Division: The Pro Lite race on Sunday was between Casey Currie, Rob-ert Naughton, Rodrigo Ampudia, and Kyle LeDuc -each getting time in the lead. Casey Currie took over the lead on the first lap in the Suspensions Un-limited truck, and Rodrigo Ampudia then proceeded to get around Currie. But Ampudia's gear shifter stuck, forcing him to slow and lose his position. Ampudia worked his way back up the line, but got pinched by lap traffic and rolled between Turn 6 and 7. Ampudia recovered from the roll and continued the race. LeDuc led the race into the mandatory yellow, with Currie in second, Naughton in third and Jeff Huseman in fourth. Before the race went green again, #7 3 Brian Cannon jumped up onto #18 Bill Markel, ending the race for Cannon. At the restart, Javier Sacio and Huseman got into each other in the air -causing Huseman to roll into the fence Dusty Times

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Steve Sourapas finished fifth in Pro 2 on Sunday at Pomona, he Robby Gordon finished fourth in Pro 2 on Sunday after a 12th place Ron Dalke was first off the podium on Sunday in the Super Buggy finished ninth in the race on Saturday. finish in the Pro 2 Jason Bald=w=1=n....:.M=em=or.=ia=l=C=u=p=r.=a=ce=.=====---=c=o=n=te=s=t,=h=e=f.=in=i=sh=e=d=e=ig~h=th in that race on Saturday. along the straightaway, fol-sitting second in points. lowed by #40 Bobby The controversial move by Altamirano. The two Naughton ended up cost-wrecks caused another re-ing him four champion-start. At the "final" restart, ship points, which we Naughton and LeDuc agree with, and netting made contact in Turn 1 Kyle LeDuc three free and Naughton took the championship points that lead. LeDuc moved to we are not so sure we agree Naughton's side to take with." I guess the game is back his position, but ON! couldn't get around him. That's a wrap on this Approaching the white flag story, from CORR at at Turn 7, LeDuc fell back Pomona. Two full days of with a bad axle • and fun in the beautiful Ampudia and Currie "Cawleafornea" sun. This moved up the line. The An eighth place finish in Single Buggy on Saturday for Vic Brockmann Jake Capriotti was the 11th place finisher in Super Buggy on is a new venue for off road three leaders maintained but a good fourth place finish in the Sunday race. Saturday, he finished a very nice second place in the Sunday event. racing in So Cal . short their positions through the last side, and made contact with inside, so I made sure that I drove bummed that there was that kind course, stadium style rac-lap. Naughton took first, LeDuc on the first turn. LeDuc in low right away and it worked -of racing going on, when we were ing. Plenty of intense and excit-Ampudia placed second and then battled back for the lead but then I got pushed through the racing so clean before." ing race action had the sell-out Currie podiumed in third. (The but Rob took it back on the back first corner, almost going over. "I ended the day in third crowds on their feet both days. contact between LeDuc and straightaway. LeDuc then fell When we came around it was a place, happy to be on the po-It certainly is a different kind of Naughton is under review by back with a damaged truck and full course yellow again, so we dium, but very bummed not to dirt from the open desert style CORR officials and penalties Rob managed to take the victory had to do it all over again. This be on top. I knew that with clean races we are used to. CORR may be assessed.) with Ampudia in second and time I made sure to make the racing I would have had a chance races are shorter, about 20 min-Sunday's Round 4 saw some Casey Currie taking the third same move and when it was go-to be on top, and now that I utes per division. But they offer of the best racing action that place podium spot. Casey Currie ing green for the second time -know that we are racing like this, great, spectator-friendly and "in CORR has had t offer in the past saw it from the driver's seat, this Naughton got a huge jump and I am going to have to change my your face" thrills that are up year and a half. It was a race way: "Sunday, after we fixed the blew by me before the first turn; "game plan" for Chula Vista. It close and personal, and defi-filled with tight battles, intense brakes that broke on Saturday and then he plowed into the side is time to get this Nissan/BFG nitely something to see and ex-crashes and controversy at the when a rock hit one of the lines, of Kyle LeDuc. In tha,t "contro-truck on top. The truck is the perience. From what I heard end between Kyle LeDuc and we qualified in fourth spot be-versial" move, Naughton and perfect package. We are going for from the crowds and race fans at Robert Naughton. For this race, hind Kyle LeDuc, Rodrigo Ampudia got by me and I the Championship this year and Pomona, this is "Fun"! I'd have CORR decided to invert the Ampudia and Rob Naughton. couldn't do anything. I was pretty going into the 5th Round we are to say so, too. (jjr,11 starting positions of the top six This ended up being a good racers from that morning's quali-thing when CORR inverted the fier, which ultimately created a top six starting positions. At the tighter battle between the top drop of the green flag, I was on drivers. Rob Naughton qualified the inside of the second row and third, which put him in the sec- we had some slower guys in front ond row for the start of Round of us. I knew that if I was going 4. Casey Currie, who also started to get in front that I had to make from the second row, quickly the move right away. When we made his way to the front, fol-went into the second turn I made lowed by Rodrigo Ampudia, the move and got the truck into Naughton and LeDuc. A battle the front. I led for three or four then ensued between those four laps, until I came into a corner drivers, each jousting for the top too hot, got the car up on two three positions throughout most wheels, and Kyle LeDuc got by. of the race. Kyle LeDuc made his After Kyle went by, we ran away way to the front and had the lead from the field, I was on his for the next several laps. A full bumper, and we were having a course caution came out after fun race." Jeff Huseman rolled his truck on "At the midway caution, every-the straightaway. On the restart, one caught up and all the trouble Naughton quickly got around began. I knew that on the restart, Casey Currie and then dove in-Naughton was going to go to the Rick Boyer had problems on Saturday in his race but on Sunda y he took the gold in the Single Buggy contest. 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All power 13,000 miles, JD Fab kit upfront, 17" travel rear 4-linked 18" travel. All Chromoly Kings all four corners & bump stops., cus-tom bumpers & skid plates, K&N filter, custom grill, custom gas tank, American Racing Wheels with 37" Toyos. $49,000.00. (702) 768-2395. FOR SALE: Penhall Diablo 4 seat PreRunner, Chrome Fox Bypass shocks, and coilovers, plated arms front and rear, Howe rack, 36 gal Fuel Cell with sending unit, ProAm Class One midboard hubs, 4 and 6 piston calipers, vented rotors, Beard leather seats, dual power front seats, Crow 5 point belts, 6-37" BFG projects on Chrome Walker 17" wheels, Ron Davis radia-tor, Fluidyne heat exchanger, PWR oil cooler, Momo Wheel, Jeff Fields automatic and much more. Contact Travis Fletcher at Specialty Race Prep. (562) 802-1404. FOR SALE: 2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4/7 300 Class BITD Le-ga 1/Race Runners/ Master Craft/ Auto meter/ Goodyear 4.0 V6/ Auto, HIDS, UMP, Everything Chromoly/ Fuel Safe. Brand new parts & spares $48,000.00. Rudy (619) 754-5099. FOR SALE: Fresh Chevrolet Trophy Truck, 2007 SCORE tagged, zero race miles since complete engine rebuild & ex-tensive race prep. 418ci. Dry sump small block, 800+ hp, dual MSD, Chrisman, 25 ea. 37" project Goodyears on Robby Gordon & Ultra beadlocks, King, Hella, Mastercraft, PCI, Dual GPS, Lee, Fluidyne, RPS, Optima, Flameout, extensive spares, con-tact fo r a list. Prepped and ready to race and win. $270,000.00 race ready with all spares. Contact Bob Gray (408) 221-0103 or for full details and photos or Baja Brokers, Rich Minga @ (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Dave Clarke de-signed/built Trophy Truck. Leon Patton 442Ci Small Block Ford 725 HP. Stoney Turbo 400 Trans. Cone Converter. Fox Shox. 85 gallon Fuel Cell. Mastercraft Seats/Seatbelts. Trailreeady wheels. Generous Spare Parts list. Willing to Ne-gotiate Selling without Motor/ trans. $230,000.00. Call David (760) 427-5000. FOR SALE: 2002 McMullen 4-5 seat Class 1 race or pre-Run, 35 BFG's low hours on Y-8 crate motor, 0 hours on new Fortin 5-speed, Parker Pumpers, mid board CY's, power steering, dual battery, dual fuel pumps, 32 gal. fuel cell, King Shocks, license plates, Beard Seats, etc .. all good parts, built tough. $50,000.00. (760) 731-9548 or (760) 695-2341. FOR SALE: 2006 Potter Pre-Runner, Redline LS2, 610 HP, UMP Air filters, Fortin 4-speed, Fortin hubs, 934CY's, Fortin Steering Rack, Kings 3inch rear, 2.5 inch front, Walker Evans wheels on 35" BFG Projects, 38" Paddles on Douglas Beadlocks rear, 35" Baja Pro's on Douglas Beadlocks front, Lowrence GPS, PCI Radio and Inter-com, Digital Display Dash, HID Lights. Car is fully prepped. Desert o r Glamis ready! Asking $95,000.00 Call (714) 785-3343. 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, Magnaflow, Roadmaster 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. FOR SALE: JIMCO Class 10, single seat, new Toyota motor, Fresh FORTIN 5 speed tranny, FORTIN rack and hubs, 935 cv's, FOX coilover and bypass, dual bat-teries, race radio and color gps, flame out system, new tires and beadlock rims, in-cludes trailer, parts and spare tires. $75,000.00 obo. (619) 669-0622. Steve FOR SALE: 2006 Amplified Single Seat 1600. New Fat mo-tor, New Folts Tranny, 3-G Mastercraft Seat & Nets. Fox Shocks, Soltec light bar, Hella front lights, Race Ra-dio, GPS, New set of tires & wheels plus spares, New spare Major Motor, Spare Folts trans. 25 gal Fuel Cell, dump cans and lots of spare parts. Fully prepped and ready to race. $45,000.00. Call Billy@ (760) 554-4512. 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 Chassis, new Kings, clean Fast, reli-able, proven winner, lots of new parts and spares, 0 miles on rebuilt motor and trans. $42,000.00 OBO (818) 845-1397. FOR SALE: BITD Class 8 Truck. Chevrolet 434 700hp. ALL the best parts. King, Cone, CNC, Mastercraft, Walker Wheels on 37's. Many spares. Please serious inquires only. $120,000.00. (541) 815-9410. FOR SALE: Chevy Step side Pre Runner I beam front end 3" Bilstein with reservoir, Cus-tom shock hoops, National springs in rear, 350 motor, new built tranny. Mastercraft, new 35" mud terrains with 4 spares. Ultima Battery, PIAA lights, runs and works great. $7,500.00 OBO. (619) 977-3232 . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in : DUSTY TIMES . • • Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use • of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. • REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE JS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A : TIMELY MANNER. 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II 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 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 LS7 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-d ition. 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. $399,000.00. Will Separate. Call or e-mail for details. Con-tact Cesar Fuente@ (915) 726-3 8 2 3 mx ORW SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING -WSORR held their first race at Owaonna and it was a great success, 140 cars and trucks were entered and the opening weekend was a great success. Michael Oberg took the Pro 4x4 win both days, Scott Taylor won Pro ZWD both days, Scon Beauchamp was the Stock Truck winner both days and Ben Wandahsega won Super Stock Truck both days. Bob Sayers won Formula 4x4 on Saturday, Tim Moeller won on Sunday, Jeff Kincaid won Pro Lite on Saturday, Marty Hart won on Sunday, Mike Seefeldt won 1600 Buggy on Saturday, Mark Steinhardt won on Sunday, Don Demeny was the Enduro Truck winner Saturday, Bob Rhinehart won on Sunday, Bob Weiland took Class IX both days, Aaron Hawley took Super Buggy on Saturday, John Mason won on Sunday, Jamie Kleikamp won 1600 Light Buggy on Saturday, Man Gerald took the win on Sunday. Looks like WSORR is off to a good start. CORR AT CHULA VISTA-Another great weekend of short course racing. Here are the winners in each class each day, a full story and lots of pictures in the next piccure. l11e Jason Baldwin Cup Series, Pro 4 was won by Carl Renezeder and the Pro 2 Baldwin Cup was also taken by Renezeder in his other truck. l11e Pro 4 races, both days were taken by Renezeder, in Pro 2, Rob MacCachren took the win on Saturday, Carl Renezeder took the win in the Sunday race. In Pro Lite Rodrigo Ampudia took the Saturday race and Rob Naughton was the winner on Sunday. In Super Buggy, L1rry Foddril took Saturday's win and Rob MacCachren took the Sunday race. Single Buggy on Saturday went to John Fitzgerald, on Sunday Trot Morgan took the win. Dusty Times I am currently looking for a full time employee who is reliable and has basic knowledge of air-cooled motors. Will train. Seri-ous inquiries only Please . Con-tact George at (714) 535-5116. July 2007 ~KERPRECISION.COM 286S Gundry Ave .. Signal Hl/4 CA 907S5 562-427-2375 'f!_PFans 'P-_II Coolers 'Driving Suits Rod End Boots Neo Synthetic Oil Performance Plumbing l~l~F~~.-DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE AD VERTIS-ERS WHO KEEP REPORT-ING THE OFF ROAD NEWS! INDLl TO ADYb.12. Tl6b.12.6 All Road Communications .................... 17 Baker Precision .................................... 59 Best In The Desert "Vegas to Reno" ............................... 11 Bilstein Shock Absorbers ..................... 34 BTR Racing Wheels .............................. 43 Butch's Speed Shop .............................. 35 Competition Air Systems ..................... 36 CORR Championship Off Road Racing ............................... 30 E&J Wireworks .................................... 50 Eibach Springs ...................................... 49 Fabtech Motorsports ............................ 23 Fuel Safe Racing Cells .......................... 59 Kar Tek Off Road .................................. 29 Kawaguchi Honda ................................. 39 King Off Road Racing Shocks .............. 47, Back Cover MasterCraft Seats ................................ 1 B McKenzie's Performance Products ...... 25 MDR Productions "California 200" ...... 27 Mesa Hose ............................................ 16 Nevada Off Road Buggy ........................ 42 Pacific Customs .................................... 21 Parker Pumper Racing Equipment ........ 32 Patton's Metal Working Solutions ....... 51 PCI Race Radios ...................................... 5 Race Ready Products ............................ 37 Racer X Motorsports ............................ 14 Riviera Racing ...................................... 31 Robby Gordon Off Road ........................ 24 Ronco Plastics ...................................... 20 Sakata Motorsport Electronics ............ 41 Skyjacker Suspensions ........................ 44 SNORE "The Mint 400" .......................... 2 SoCal Dirt & Sand Expo ......................... 4 Soltek Light Systems ........................... 40 South Point Casino ............................... 10 Speed Unlimited Motorsports .............. 45 Stewart's Race Works .......................... 28 Transaxle Engineering .......................... 26 Vision X Off Road Lighting ................... 35 Page 59

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