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Volume 25 - Number 2 February 2008 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplnn Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier T rackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: 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. DUSTI 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 lA, 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 TlMES, 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 ... • ,e .J.,,,.. ~ , . How many of you remember tb.e laa.d rusli startB at good 'ol Riverside Raceway, You bad to liave a good grip on your Nikon and be very 11.eet of loot to avoid being listed as a statistic. 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, enclo.5e a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will be considered. In This ISSN ... FEATURES BITD Henderson's Terrible 400 by Judy Smith ................................................. 8 Rally Ireland by Martin Holmes ................................................................... 15 MDR Stoddard 250 by Steve Ruddick ............................................................... 18 Lake Superior Rally by Tom Buchkoe ............................................................... 22 CODE Mexicana Logistics 300 by Byrle Moore .............................................. 24 Rally Of Wales by Martin Holmes ..................................................................... 36 Pro 1600 Shootout by]. Preston Bradshaw ...................................................... 43 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .................................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes .................................................................................................... 6 Blood on the Wall -A Book Review .......................................................... 47 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................. 48 Classified Ads ............................................................................................. 54 Index To Advertisers .................................................................................. 55 DN THE COVER It was a great race for Steve Hovey, he soloe'd the ride and only had to make one quick stop for mechanical fixin's, he's seen here going for the Class win and the overall as well. Photo by Floyd Hawkins - Trackside Photo Steve Olliges and Wayne Lugo drove their Ford Trick Truck to the class win at Henderson, they were about half an hour out of the overall win. Photo by Art Eugenio - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at 'cS'ii6 .rcrib e ~ tfa_y Io DUSTYTIMl!S THI! FASTl!ST GROWING OFF RDAD MONTHLY IN THI! COUNTRYII □ 1 year □ 2 years □ 3 years · $25.00 · $40.00 · $55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name------------------,-----Address ----------------------City _____________________ _ State ---------------Zip _____ _ Primary Interest Cars D Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request .. Dusty Times February 2008 Page 3 •

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r 2DDB Happenings ••• Quartzite, AZ June 21, 2008 North Nevada Rally (2) CHAMPLAIN V Al.LEY RACING AssOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS CMC CoNTINENTAL MoTOSPORT Cum P.O. Box 3187 lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lrn. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 .AMERICAN RAu,y SPORT GROUP, !Ne. 3650 SOl.Jlli POINTE CIRCLE, SUITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: .AMERICAN TRIALs AssOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM . PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE· (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AuroMOVIl.ISMO SAM LASELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN Jost DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MExlco AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRnSMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AurOCRoss QuEBEC OFF RoAD CLASS 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CliAI.LENGE BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Racewa1, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off Road Snort Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DESERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAS VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-24 3) February 1-3, 2008 Parker April 17-20, 2008 Terribles Town Augwt 21-24, 2008 Vegas To Reno September 26-28, 2008 Las Vegas 300 December S-7, 2008 Henderson 30Q BORE RACING 10 ELK },,f OUNTAIN DRIVE REDSTONE, CO 81623 970-963-4563 623-853-3595 May 2-3, 2008 Red Garter 250 Wendover, NV July 4-S, 2008 Horshue/ Cacrus Pete's 225 Jackpot, NY Augwt 15-16, 2008 Ely 200 Ely, NV September 19-20, 2008 Red Garter 300 Wendover, NV BP MOTORSPORTS P.O.Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/ 760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All E11ents At California Cir:y, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 Dusty Times CAJOR Cum AuroMOVILISTA]UARENSE DE CHAMP10NSHIP OPF-RoAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 0l l-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> January 26 2008 Year End Awards Banquet Ontario, CA February 9, 2008 CRS Rally School Ridgecrest, CA February 23, 2008 Seed 9 Rally (2) Jean, NV March 14-15, 2008 Desert Storm Rally (3,3) Blythe, CA May 31, 2008 Quartzite Rally Fernley, NV July 12, 2008 Idaho Rally (2) Grand View, ID August 16, 2008 Gorman Ridge Rally (3) Frazier Park, CA October 3-4, 2008 Prescott Rally (2,3) Prescott, AZ November 7-9, 2008 Laughlin Rally (2,3,1) Laughlin, NV CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW Cl!NTRAL Sourn DAKOTA RACING AssOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57 501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 PIACII PIAJQII lN'TIIN:CNS HIIIAalllTS ... ~----_,/HaMIIITS -....rd ~ D~ P.O. Box 332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 Cl.AmTON III-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 Twr. LINE Ra,,.o WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Count)' Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AuroMOVIl.ISTICA SANQUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRAcc Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AuroMOVIl.ISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENAQ,\, BC, MEXICO USA )AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFl'RoAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 0l l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO CowRADO lbu. CLIMB AssOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS On. SERIES Continued next page .. ·•··•·· .······;:,./ .. • ~ IIATl'lllCNllll .... A'IIL Clvatl GLOBALMAP BAJA 540C Hf' DISPLAY GLOBALMAP 9200C filltlf' DISPLAY February 2008 Conunuencv Sponsors tor: SCORE -BITD -CORR MORE -SNORE -MDR GLOBALMAP 7200C If DISPLAY Pages

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Trall Notes ... A LL-AMERICA AUTO RACING TEAM -Championship Off Road Racing's .l"'l.own Carl Renezeder made the All America Auto Racing Team. The team is voted on by the M RWBA and includes drivers from all forms of racing. Renezeder received the Honorable Mention award in the At Large category. Renezeder previously received an Ho norable Mention nod in 2005. "Just to be associated with names on that list like NASCAR Champion, Jimmie Johnson, NHRA Champions Tony Pedregon and Tony Schumacher, World of Outlaws C hampion Donny Schatz, and Champ Car World Series C hampion Sebastien Bourdais ... that' s amazing. It's a tribute to not only what our team was able to accomplish this year, but also to the growing popularity of off-road racing. Who would have thought that the American Auto W riters and Broadcasters would know my name, let alone vote for me? I'm truly honored." So close was the At Large category that H onorable Mentio ns Carl Renezeder, who won 19 off-road races and two championships, and Raphael Matos, the Champ Car Atlantic titlist, were only a dozen votes out of First Team. For 37 years, the American Auto Racing W riters and Broadcasters Association has elected the annual All America Racing Team. T he team is recognized by the Associated Press, Reuters and major publications as the only team of its kind in motor sports. Each year, two team members are elected in each of seven categories (unless there is a tie, in which case both tying drivers are elected). The driver who receives the most votes is awarded the Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy™ as MRWBA's Driver of the Year. Championship Off Road Racing™ brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2007 CORR season includes seven events at tracks located in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA, Fort Worth/ Dallas, TX and Primm, NV. SCORE AWARDS -Mark Post and Rob MacCachren took the 2007 SCORE Desert Series point championship in Trophy Truck and they took the SCORE Overall Point Championship as well. They sealed the deal with their overall and class win in the season-ending 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.The 2007 SCORE class point champions, along with the SCORE Toyota Award winners and the SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year honorees were celebrated Saturday night at the annual SCORE Awards Night in Primm, Nev. With a reception starting at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards show at 7:30 p.m., the star-studded desert racing night of champions was held in the showroom at Whiskey Pete's Casino. With just a one-point lead heading into the 1,296.84-mile season finale run the length of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, Post, 49, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and MacCachren, 42, of Las Vegas, drove the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150 to three wins, one second and two fourth place finishes in the six-race 2007 SCORE Desert Series. Earning 508 championship points along the way, Post/ MacCachren also made history by becoming the first SCORE Trophy-Truck in the 14-year history of SCORE's marquee racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks to capture the SCORE Overall point championship as well. They won this year's SCORE Baja 250, SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup III, and the SCORE Baja 1000 and finished second in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the SCORE Terrible's Primm 300. "I can't really put into words all that this championship means to me and to everyone associated with Riviera Racing," said Post, the Southern California businessman who turned 50 on Dec. l l. "We've been competing in SCORE desert racing for nearly 20 years and while we have won several races in different classes, this is our first season point championship and winning the 2007 SCORE Overall point crown is icing on the cake. Th is year was an incredible return on all of the blood, sweat and tears Riviera Racing has poured out to reach this level. It's still sinking in ... all that we have done this amazing year. While we don't want this championship feeling to end, we know that next season is just over a month away and Riviera Racing is looking forward to defending our championship." While it was Post's first SCORE season point championship, MacCachren, 42, earned his eighth class point title including his second in SCORE Trophy-Truck. MacCachren, who finished his first season driving for Riviera Racing, won the first SCORE Trophy-Truck point title when the class debuted in 1994. Second in SCORE Trophy-Truck and overall 4-wheel vehicle points in 2007 was B.J. Baldwin, 28, of Las Vegas, the 2006 SCORE Trophy-Truck season point champion, who earned 489 points in the No. l Baldwin Motorsports Chevy Silverado. Baldwin won the 2007 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge and led the class point standings until the fifth race of the year. Third in SCORE Trophy-Truck points and third overall was Garron Cadiente, Mesa, Ariz., with 470 points, including winning this year's SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 in the No. 38 G&R Racing Ford F-150. Tied for fourth overall with 466 points each were the teams of Larry Ragland, Cave Creek, Ariz./Brian Collins, Las Vegas and brothers Bill Gasper, Chino Hills, Calif./Bill Gasper, Santa Barbara, Calif.. Ragland/Collins were fourth in SCORE Trophy-Truck points in the No. 12 Collins Motorsports C hevy Silverado while the Gaspers won the unlimited C lass l in their Porter-Chevy open-wheel desert race car. Driving consistently, but without a race win in 2007, it was the Gasper brothers third career SCORE class point championship and first in C lass 1. Sixth in overall points and second in C lass l, just one point behind the Gaspers, was the team of Larry Roeseler, Hesperia, Calif./Troy Herbst, Las Vegas, who won th ree races this season, including their fourth straight in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, in the legendary Smithbuilt-Ford open wheeler. Being retired in the near future, the 'landshark' won Class l in 23 SCORE races since it debuted in 1997. Winning Class 1-2/1600 and seventh overall with 462 points was Dave Caspino, Woodland Hills, Calif., in a VW-powered Lothringer open-wheel desert race car. Eighth overall and second in Class 1-2/1600 for the second straight year was the team of L.J. Kennedy, Orange, Calif./Sammy Ehrenberg, Las Vegas with 460 points in a ChenoSPF-VW. Ninth overall and third in Class l was Ronny Wilson, Long Beach, Calif., with 455 points in a Jimco Chevy while lO'h overall and fourth in C lass l was Eric Chase and his father Stuart Chase, of Burbank, Calif., who earned 442 points in a Penhall-Chevy. The team of Tim Noe, San Diego/Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif., finished l21h overall and won the SCORE Lite season championship in their J imco-VW for an unprecedented fourth straight season. The pair has had driving help from Gary Arnold, El Cajon, Calif., in some races along with Vic Bruckmann, who drove part of this year's Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Consistency has been their strength and during this amazing four year run, they do have five race wins in their class, but even more significantly, they have finished all 23 races during this stretch. Winning all four SCORE races he entered this year, venerable Rod Hall, 70, Reno, Nev., earned his 13th career SCORE class season title by winning Stock Mini in a Hummer H3. Among his wins this year was the 40'h Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, where he has a SCORE record 19 class wins and is the only driver who has driven a car or truck for all 40 years in the legendary race. Two racers in 4-wheel vehicle classes who started the 2007 season with three straight wins and held on to win the points in their respective classes were Nick Vanderwey, Phoenix (Class 8, Chevy Silverado) and Lobsam Yee, Tijuana, Mexico (Class 10, Jimco-Honda). It was Vanderwey's third career SCORE class season point crown and the first for Yee. Led by Yee, Mexican drivers won an all-time high of five SCORE class titles among cars and trucks. Besides Yee, other class champions from Mexico Page 6 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR May 16-18, 2008 June 6-8, 2008 June 27-29, 2008 July 18 - 20, 2008 August 22 - 24, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 September 26-28, 2008 October 17-19, 2008 November 7-91 2008 CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Exr 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN .DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OcEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LONG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 0EcATUR FoUR WHEEL DRivE CuJB DECATUR, TX 76234 TOM ALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 OF.SERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsrERN OFF-ROAD RACING~-TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENsF.NADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING AV. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 01 l-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles &TERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0l l-52-646-176-6230 FORDA PLoRIDA OFF RoAD DluvER's ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Ap,r, Ma-y, Noo at Davidson Raceway FlmPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151 FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANEs OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION TlM 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 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMOTIONs, INc. February 2008 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 ]eepspeed 1,2 & 3 KAMLooPS BRONCO BUSTERS Wbiapering Pines Sports & Recreation Center P.O. Box 465 KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA VZG5L2 DALE NYESTE (250) 579-8039 TONY (250) 554-97801. Craig Byers (250) 376-8466 LAs VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFRoAD ExPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> LI.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 }IM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX 01 l-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MlcmGAN OFF RoAD CIIA.MPIONSIDPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRANO LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 235-6528 E-MAIL: <> MOR PRODUCTIONS 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 California Cluunpionslup February 2, 2008 Wild Wash 250 Barstow ".N.' April .5, 2008 Mojave ~.5~, Barstow B May 17, 2008 Ridgecrest 200 Ridgecrest, CA June 28, 2008 MDR400 Lucerne Valley Double Points August 16, 2008 California 200 Lucerne Valley Night Race September 27, 2008 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley "B" November 8, 2008 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B"· Supent;ition Cluunpionslup February 16, 2008 FUD 200 April 26, 2008 King Of The Desert June 14, 2008 Coyote Wash 200 October 18, 2008 Superstition 250 December 31, 2008 Bud Light Dash M.O.R.E. MoJAVE OFF RoAD RACING ENnruSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 MOREKARTEK Off Road Gold Cup Series March 14-16, 2008 May 23-2.5, 2008 July lS-20, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 December 5-7, 2008 MSBA MlcmGAN SPORT BuGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWEST WINTFR TRIALs SERIF.S BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSN. RT. #I - Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motonportll Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) OFF ROAD ExPO 2008 (626) 599-8622 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered PRESIDENT-GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-l005 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTO. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAWREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (AU 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 held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS AssocIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4l92(H)/ (519) 457-29l3(W) OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. LOUIS, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OH Road Cluunpionslup 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE Al)RORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PncEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTRuCK 14402 BoNO COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 Dusty Times

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l PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box 50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2008 Rally America National Championship Series Schedule January 25-26, 2008 Sno*Drift Atlanta, MI February 22-23, 2008 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO April 19-20, 2008 Olympus Rally Olympia, WA May 16-18 Oregon Trail Rally Hillsboro, OR June6-7 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Wellsboro, PA July 11-12 (tentative) New England Forest Rally Bethel, Maine August 22-23, 2008 Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, MN SeptemberlJ-14, 2008 Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO October 17-18, 2008 Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, MI RALLYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS Eastern Stares Cluunpionahlp Central Stares Cbampionahlp Western States Championship ROCK CRAWLERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN Dn!Go S HORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series by Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trncks, Desert Trncks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Trnck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DmGo OFF RoAD Exrosmo N (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770.2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, SUITE 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., SuITE A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> January 24-27, 2008 4th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, Nevada March 14-1S, 2008 22nd Tecate SCORE Baja 250 Baja California, Mexico May JO-June 1, 2008 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico July 17-19, 2008* SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup IV* Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 5-6, 2008 13th SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Primm, Nevada November 19-22, 2008 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja California, Mexico • select classes, closed-course e11ent SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF RoAD ENnrosIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAS VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 February 15-17, 2008 March 27-30, 2008 SNORE Mint 400 May 9-11, 2008 SNORE Dusty Times 250 June 20-22, 2008 SNORE KC Hilites Midnight Special October 3-5, 2008 SNORE 250 November 14-16, 2008 Dusty Times SONS OF THmmER 4 WHEELERS RACE D1VISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTIIEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALu!NGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPO MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING AsSOCIATION & BoNNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box IO OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT CoURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) Lm. P.O. Box 706 TovsFo R ToTs (619) 252-1197 / (619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. 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Don't call, but mail your 2008 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally sched-ule to: 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 February 2008 • Trall Notes ••• were Luivan Voelker, Mexicali (Class 5, VW Baja Bug), Mario Reynoso, Tijuana (Class 5/ 1600, VW Baja Bug), Eric Fisher, Ensenada (Class 9, Garibay-YW) and Ramon Fernandez, Ensenada (Class 11, VW Sedan). John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif., won two races this year to earn his sixth career SCORE class season title in Stock Full, and his first driving a Ford F-350. In C lass 7, Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., won two races this season in his Ford Ranger to capture his third career SCORE class season point title, a feat matched in Class 7SX in another Ford Ranger driven by Rich Severson, Mesa, Ariz. Other 4-wheel class point champions included: Dylan Evans, Corona, Calif. (Class 3, Toyota FJ Cruiser), Mike Homer, Mission Viejo, Calif. (Class 7S, Toyota Tacoma) and Jason Voss/ Rich Voss, Cupertino, Calif. (Protruck, Ford F-150). It was the second straight season title for Homer and the first for both Evans and Voss. In the Manufacturer's point standings Jimco Racing Products again won the Original Buggy Chassis points and Major Performance repeated as the top Engine Builder. The 2007 SCORE Desert Series also included the chase for the $75,000 Kartek Off-Road contingency bonus awarded to several 2007 SCORE Class point champions along with the run for the $12,000 Toyota True Grit and Toyota Milestone Awards. A rugged record group of 22 SCORE racers were also ho nored as 2007 SCORE Toyota Milestone Award winners after finishing all 2,296.84 race miles during the season. Two of them were also honored as winners of this year's $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Awards presented to the Toyota Milestone recipients who were the top-qualified point leaders in their non-factory supported class. A rugged record group of 22 SCORE racers were also honored as 2007 SCORE Toyota Milestone Award winners after finishing all 2,296.84 race miles during the season. Two of them were also honored as winners of this year's $12,000 SCORE Toyota True Grit Awards presented to the Toyota Milestone receipts who were the top-qualified point leaders in their non-factory supported class. (Class 1-2/1600, Lothringer-VW) and Tim Noe, San Diego (SCORE Lite, Jimco-VW). Noe and his teammate Tom Watson, El Centro, Calif., who have now finished 25 consecutive SCORE races over four-plus years, earned their fourth straight Toyota True Grit award. Judy Smith, the well known and renowned desert racing journalist, was honored for the 15th time as SCORE Journalist of the Year, while Jim Ober's Trackside Photo earned Photographer of the Year honors for the 16'h time. °DNAL FLAG-Glenn Whiteford, aka BFGoodrich Relay #3 lost a big battle to C cancer on December 25'h, 2007. Glenn worked the relay in the Baja races for more than 20 years and has helped more Baja racers that we could count. Glenn was a real friend to all who knew him. Via con Dios T EDuC TAKES BIG CLASS WIN - LeDucs and Toyo Tires™ Capturn 2007 Best J...n The Desert Series Class 8000 Championship. The ROCKSTAR Energy Drink/ Toyo Tires/Skyjacker Ford truck team of Curt and Todd LeDuc, with co-drivers Brent Wendt and Thomas Andreoli, finished third in class 8000 during last weekend's "Henderson's Terrible 400" to capture the 2007 Best In The Desert Series C lass 8000 C hampionship.This finish capped off a remarkable season for the team, which competes on 37Xl3.50Rl7 Toyo® Open Country M/ T®-R tires. The team had a perfect season prior to chis final round, having won every desert race they had entered. Challenging weather conditions slowed the team at this event along with mechanical problems, one such problem being an alternator belt that fell off due to the heavy mud chat wedged in between the pulleys and the belt. LeDuc's team finished the entire 2007 season without a single DNF, a remarkable accomplishment in the sport of off-road racing. This is also the tenth off-road racing championship for the 52-year old LeDuc who shows no signs of slowing down. "We congratulate the LeDuc family for winning the Best In The Desert Series class 8000 championship," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corporation. "The LeDuc name is synonymous with off-road racing, and we are proud that the Open Country M/T delivered both the performance and reliability needed for them to dominate in 2007." TN THE HOSPITAL - We just heard that Rhys Millen was injured in accident, .I.preparing to be the first person to backflip an off road racing truck at the Red Bull Experiment slated for December 31 in Las Vegas. Rhys injuries are not life threatening and he is being treated in a local hospital. Rhys has three broken vertebrae in his neck and two in his back. Evidently there is no paralysis. We all wish him a speedy reco11ery. '-6DRBUDLIGHTDASH-ltwas quite a turnout for the MDR folks on New IT.I.Years eve, down in the low desert. A tradition started by Fud many moons ago, MOR has continued the tradition of racing during the day on New Year's Eve and then partying until the new year rings in. No less than 160 vehicles were on hand for the race, a new record, I'm sure. Scott McMillin took the big Trophy Truck win as well as the overall, Shawn McCallum took the Class 1 gold medal, Richard Glazozack was the 5-1600 winner, Mike Ballard and Stacy Morrison Jr. took the Mini Truck wins, Jody Mason was the Class 8 winner, Alyssa Looney took the Class 9 win, Gunnar Peterson was the Class 10 winner, Cody Agee took the Class 11 win, Kevin Shea was the Class 1200 winner, Jose Luis Sanchez took Class 1300, Jeremy Burnitz was the Class 1400 winner and Steve Eugenio took the Class 1600 win. Look for the full story and loads of pictures in next months issue of Dusty Times. SN ORE A WARDS BANQUET -SNORE held their annual awards ceremony at Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel and Casino on January 5, 2008. With attendance reaching near the 400 mark, it was a very well attended event. Don Wall, the new President of SNORE was introduced by John Pellissier, President of the outgoing administration. We should really call it the Freeman Awards as Bryan Freeman took the Class ½-1600 Championship as well as being the Overall Points winner for 2007 and chat entitles Bryan to race for free at all 2008 SNORE events. Meanwhile, Bryan's beautiful wife, Jessica, was awarded the Jimmy Schaefer/ Al Perino award, recognizing a person who has done much for SNORE over the years. And, Bryan's kid brother Cody, who seemed to win most of the door prizes awarded throughout the night. A special award should go to John Pellissier, who, in the middle of the awards, dropped to one knee and proposed to Chesha Rich in front of the entire audience. Chesha decided to take John up on his offer. Our best wishes to John and Chesha on their forthcoming nuptials. We would also like to congratulate all the SNORE winners and those who received awards. Dusty Times will have full coverage of the evening with lots of pictures in next month's issue. DHn,•s INC. - Dusty Times would like to congratulate Phil Reusche who is C celebrating his 50'h year of operation in the company he founded, Phil's, Inc. Phil started as an automotive upholstery shop, started making tops for the latest craze back then, fiberglass dune buggies and in 1967 Phil sold a set of spark plugs Continued onpage 54 Page 7

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~ID]~~ T■RRl■LE•s N■NDl!RSGN 400 Chuck Hovey Wins overall Steve Olliges took the big win in the Trick Truckclass, Steve finished third overall in his Ford, seen here at speed. It was a great day for Chuck Hovey, he took the Class 1 win in his Jimco and he took the overall win as well at Henderson. word as the cars went through each check, and Croll continued to slowly catch Hovey. Finally, with the finish line nearly in sight, Hovey de-cided he had to go for it. He pushed harder, then nearly rolled the car, settled back into a smoother pace, and went on to take the win. Croll, who said he "tried to catch Chuck, but he was fast!" was second, three minutes and 53 seconds later. Nei-ther driver had had any serious trouble all day. The Sproule team finished third, a full 52 minutes be-hind Croll. They'd lost their jack somewhere along the way, and said they'd had to "hunt one down." In fourth it was Tom Gilchriese and Henderson, NV: In the final race of the BITD season, Chuck Hovey piloted his Chevy J imco to a squeaker of a win, and earned the 2007 BITD points championship also. This race was one of the BITD's complicated events, with bikes and quads starting early in the day on one course and the cars and trucks taking off a bit later on their own track. Eventually, they all finished in the same place. Planning and lay-ing out the intertwined, but not co-mingled courses must cost Casey Folks sleepless hours. The quicker classes did four laps, and then some did three, two, and even just one lap, so no one was left wandering around in the desert into the wee small hours. The car/truck course was about 82 miles long. The race was an off roader's dream in one respect. Most racers, given their druthers, would ask the powers that be to send the water trucks out for a day before the race, to thoroughly soak the track. That's exactly what happened this time, when a storm rolled in and sat over the entire area, drenching the desert for a full 24 hours. It never let up. The rain put a serious damper on the contingency displays and the live band that was to play during contingency, but otherwise it had a positive effect. When the race started there were some pretty John Swift took the Class 7200 Unlimited win, John was the sixth overall finisher, he's seen here in his Ford. good-sized puddles, but they were Doug Young, about 14 minutes not a big hazard. And there was no later. Fifth went to Ebberts and dust for the entire day. Steve Croll, who'd broken a brake Sam Berri led on the first lap, line early, and had also started "los-his Jimco, two minutes in front of ing gears." They'd taken the trans-Andy Grider in John Harrah's mission apart, and tried to fix it, HMS. And another minute back it but couldn't get it repaired. By the was Hovey, and then, in a bunch, time they finished they'd had only six minutes later, came Shawn third gear for a while. Happily, the Croll in his Porter Ford, Derrick car would run along at 108 miles Sproule in an Aceco, and Darren per hour in that gear, so it wasn't a Ebberts in another Porter Ford. total disaster. They'd also lost a coil. At the end of the second lap it In sixth it was Grider and Dempsey, was Grider in front, having a small whose fuel pressure problem had problem with not enough fuel pres- plagued them all the way, and they sure. Hovey was now just two min-hadn't been able to solve it. In sev-u tes behind him, Berri had enth it was 16 year old Johnny dropped to third. Bill Witt and Harrah, who drove all the way. His Rick Ellison ran fourth and Shawn coil got wet early in the day and Croll was fifth. He was nine min-he'd had to dry it off, and he'd also utes offHovey's pace. had two flats on his Jimco. Eighth On the third lap Hovey was tied went to Billy Robertson and Mike with Chuck Dempsey, who'd taken Duenas in their Penhall. They'd had over for Grider. Hovey was pitting terrible brake problems all day, do-every lap, just to be sure he got a ing two laps with just one rear finish, and nothing would be over- brake. Ninth was the team of Alex looked. He said he was being "real Gonzales and Jacob Beaty in a Por-mellow". In third it was Shawn Croll ter, .).Vho'd had no rear shocks and and Witt and Ellison ran fourth, no teeth on their flywheel, so they with Lloyd Sproule, who'd taken couldn't shut it off at the finish over for his son, now in fifth place. line. They were the final finishers, Berri had dropped out. in the time of nine hours and 51 As he started his last lap Hovey minutes. Witt and Ellison, who'd had to pit for a new power steering looked good for a while, rolled over belt and to have a wire reattached. and landed on their roof on the He continued to lead, but had lost last lap, and didn't make it in. Steve the overall lead to Todd Wyllie in a Myers, in a new Jimco, cut a power Trick Truck, and his crew warned steering line on the first lap and lost him that Shawn Croll was creeping three hours before making a ere-up on him. The crews waited for ative repair with duct tape, an empty ,-,,,---r--r=~..,,,.,.---,.,,....,..,,.---------r-----,------, Coke can and hose clamps. Then on the second lap they exploded a wheel and got stuck on the side of a hill. He had the course blocked, so the drivers of the blocked cars helped him make a fix. He said he particularly owed the driver of 8006 (Rick Harrah or Greg Becker) a "big thanks". Brother Andrew got in on Lap 3 and had no trouble, but on the fourth lap he broke a compression tube on a shock as well as part of an A-arm. That was the end of their day. In the Truck Trucks the early lead belonged to Will Staats in his Chevrolet, with Glen Greer, Dodge, tied with Jeff Quinn in a Ford. But Quinn lost his transmission just as he got to his pit. In fact, his crew had to push him the final 50 feet or so. Todd Wyllie went into the lead in a Chevy, on the second lap, with four minutes on Greer. Now Steve Olliges ran third, three min-utes later, and Ron Whitton was fourth, in a Ford, still a little sore from a big endo that had marked the end of his race down in Baja just a couple of weeks before this one. On the third lap Wyllie still led,' but he still had only four minutes on Olliges and his co-driver, Wayne Lugo, who'd moved up to second place. In third it was now Whitton, and Greer had dropped to third with fuel pressure problems. Casey Folks and Steve Olliges were deep in discussion with a BLM person who thought Lugo should maybe be DQ'd or something, because he hadn't done something the BLM person wanted him to out on the course. He'd apparently waved his arms to direct Lugo around some situation, and Lugo had not re-sponded the way the man expected or wanted. The problem was that Lugo didn't know who the fellow was, had no sense that he needed to follow his arm signals, and so made his way past in the manner that seemed best to him. Essentially, the BITD and the BLM seemed to decide that the BLM man should have been equipped with a flag if he expected the racers to respond Shawn Croll had to settle for a second place finish in the Class 1 Larry Roese/er drove to a second place finish in Class 7200, he Tammie Gubler's Ford had fuel pump problems, but she soldiered on contest, but he also was second overall at the end. was nine minutes in arrears when his Ford took the checkers. and with help from husband Regen finished second in Class 8000. Pages February 2008 Dusty Tim·es • u

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The Harrah clan came down from Reno and they took a decent Tony Modica had a decent race, he took the silver medal in Class Wayne Demonja lost quite a bit of time with some problems but second place finish in Class 1500, seen here in their Jimco. 2000, he was only five minutes in arrears at the checkers. still managed a second place finish in Class 7100. to his signals. The upshot was that belonged to Andy Waters in the changes to the truck. "It was like a seventh it was Ross Savage in an-back in third, and still having fuel Lugo and Olliges were given a time Swift family Ford. He had about whole new truck!" he said, but the other Ford, another hour and a pump trouble. penalty, but it didn't change their two minutes on Jason Ruane in an- changes were satisfactory, as he was half back, and the final finisher in On the third lap the LeDuc finish position. other Ford, and Randy Sorensen leading. Ruane ran three minutes the class was Bryce Yarbrough in a truck was back in the lead, and Wyllie led most of the way who were tied. In fourth it was Bra-behind him. In third it was still Ford. He'd broken a third mem- Beeler was only five minutes behind through the fourth lap, but broke dley and Daniel Bolton in still an-Sorensen. And Barry Karakas had ber, and Sandy Cone, who was them. Now the Gubler truck, with a lower A-arm. While he made re-other Ford, who were finding a lot now moved his Toyota up to signed on to the truck, had carried Tammie's husband Regen, at the pairs out on the course with his of mud on the course. Jeff Holmes, fourth, after an early flat. one out on his back, trudging a half wheel, was about a half hour down, welder, which the BITD drove out in his zoomy new truck, which is When they got to the finish it hour from the pit to the truck, to but still third. to him, the rest of the class went rather )ike a small Trick Truck, with was Swift and Waters taking the deliver it. The LeDucs had some kind of on. Olliges and Lugo took the win, a tube frame, but fits the new rules win. Their only problem had been The Production pickup class, brake trouble on the fourth lap their first victory in this class. for this class, lost his power steer-broken hood pins, so they'd re- Class 8000, had five entries, and and lost an hour or so. Beeler Whitton was second, about 15 ing at Mile 7 and although he tried moved the hood, and nothing else Curt and Todd LeDuc led, in their moved into the lead, and stayed minutes later, reporting two flats replacing various parts, never could had gone wrong. They won by nine Ford at the end of the third lap. there to take the win, reporting no and a couple of crossed lug nuts. In get it to work again. So he was done minutes over Ruane, who said he'd They were five minutes in front of flats, just a "good day". The third it was the Greers, brother for the day. had a "couple flats trying to stay Mark Beeler in his '65 Ford. He'd Gublers kept their truck running Bruce doing the final lap. Fourth On the second lap the lead was ahead of Jon." In third it was hit a rock with his driveshaft and it and moved up to finish second, 40 went to the team of Carlton and a tie, including Waters and Ruane, Sorenson, 48 minutes back. Fourth was vibrating, so he'd had his crew minutes down. And in third, and Stephen Beal, Brian Sherry and and they were now five minutes in place went to Karakas, who lost a install.a new one at the pit stop. In the last to finish, it was the LeDucs, Kevin Allen in a Chevrolet (Kevin front of Sorenson, who was still driveshaft on his last lap. He says third it was Tammie Gubler, in an-another half hour down, after McGillivray's old truck). They'd third. The Bolton truck ran fourth, he's ready to build a new truck. In other Ford, and she ran about making repairs. had just one flat all day. Fifth be-but then broke a spindle, and had fifth it was Jerry Zaiden and Jason eight minutes back. She was having In Class 1000 (comparable to longed to Wyllie, who was over two to some welding. Campbell in a ford, who said they a serious fuel pump problem, and SCORE's Class 10) there were six hours down to the winners, after On the third lap Jonathan Swift ran "conservatively", and had no spent a long time in the pit. entries, and this was the final four making repairs out on the course. had taken the wheel. He's been at flats and no major problems. Sixth At the end of the second lap lap class. All of them got the first He was the final finisher in the class. college all season, and hasn't driven place went to the Boltons (who are Beeler had the lead, and the LeDuc lap done, and at that point the lead In the 7200 class there were 11 much, if at all, and discovered that cousins), who broke an axle on the team was just two minutes back. belonged to Robert McBeath in a starters, and on the first lap the lead his dad, John, had made a lot of third lap and lost a lot of time. In Gubler was 16 minutes further Continued next page Dusty Times 1,200 Rooms 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 50,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall 6 Restaurants Spa & Fitness Center Head~lner Showroom (May '07) 64-Lane Bowling Center ,, ~~4 16 Movie Theaters 52 Table Games Over 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room 800-Seat Bingo Room Race & Sports Book Child Care Center Kids Arcade 1-866-791-7626 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT S/LVERADO RANCH RD • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM February 2008 Page9

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It was a second place finish in Class 7300 for Carl Fitts, he's The Alden/Woolworth combo finished in the second spot in the seen here heading for the elusive checkered flag. Class 8100 fracas, they're seen here headin' home in their Ford. Marc Stein did a good deed and he got stuck for it, Literally, Marc went on to take second place in his Ford in Class 4100. Jimco. He had two minutes on John On the third lap Brown moved In the three lap classes there were Harrah, in a HondaJimco. In third into the lead, with 16 minutes on six of the 1600 buggies, and they it was Erick Jacobs in a Sandwinder, Harrah's co-driver, Mark Levrett. all got through the first lap. The another six minutes back, and the In third it was the Jimenez team, lead belonged to Rick Wa zkiewicz Jimenez brothers and David Bost about 35 minutes back, and Jacobs in his R & E Fab chassis, but he ran fourth in their Metal Worx car. was now fourth, after some flats. had only one minute on Glen On the second lap the McBeath Lenard had dropped to fifth, his Davidson and Paul Kurz who were car was gone. Now Harrah moved co-driver, Kenny Thatcher had bro- second. In third it was Lenny Loftin into the lead, with 20 minutes on ken a rocker shaft and a steering in a Bullet chassis, another minute Jacobs whose upper A-arm bolts bolt. back. Then, 11 minutes later there snapped and he had to wait for At the finish it was Brown, wa a tie between Tommy Martinez Clay Lenard, in a Kat-Fab, and run-who'd had no more problems since in a Neith, and Amy Perez in a ning fourth in the class, to bring Lap 1, except that his roof blew off. Chenowth. him new bolts. Steve Brown was He finished 17 minutes in front of On the second lap Waszkiewicz third now, his C & D Fab, pow-second place Harrah and Levrett. still owned the lead, and now he ered by a VW Type IV motor, had Harrah's 14 year old daughter, had nine minutes on Peter Janss, been drenched on the first lap when Kody, rode with Levrett. In third it who'd taken over for Loftin. In another car went past them wasJacobs,who'dhadthreeflats thirdplaceitwasnowMartinezand through a puddle, and all the wa- all together, and was another hour his co-driver, Tony Modica, an-ter caused his power steering belt and a half back. Lenard and other eight minutes back. Fourth to come off. He'd also got water in Thatcher were fourth, another 20 was in the hands of Ken Tapert and his air intake and all told, lost minutes down, and he final finish-Gary Stairs, in a Moulton. 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Patt Street Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 Page 10 High-Accuracy Air-Fuel Ratio M&tere Lightweight. stend~alone system works with al! engines and alternate fuels -cerbureted or fuel injected. For the dedicated engine tuner" who needs to know exsctly whet their engine is doing. No flashing lights -just the fectsm Nsil it; t;a s number! ~=>~<~-=~ IV'IClTCl~SPO,._f;=IT ELECTF=IClNICS -e re rna,..,n connec:tlons ... February 2008 ====;; Mark Beeler took the win in the Class 8 Production Full Size Truck category, he had 40 minutes in hand at the checkers. axle, but were determined to fin-ish. Perez and Davidson had both lost some time, but they were also still coming. Waszkiewicz handed over to Kirk Steenburgen, and they took the vic-tory, and the season points cham-pionship. Theld had only two flats. Five minutes later it was Mart~nez and Modica, reporting no trouble. Modica said it was "A re-ally nice course out there." In third it was Loftin and Peter and Will-iam Janss, each of whom did a lap. They'd blown a front shock and were only seven minutes behind sec-ond place. Stairs and Tapert fin-ished fourth, another eight minutes back, and they were the final fin-ishers. Perez and Davidson couldn't get that third J.ap completed. ln Class 3100, small SUVs, Mike Falkosky led all the way in his Ford, and was the only finisher. Ray Garcia, in Scott Douglas's ex-car, got two laps finished, but lost over three hours, and then went no fur-ther. In Class 4100 the Ford team of. John R. Sunderland, who started, and his son, John A., who finished, took the win, leading all the way. Steve Brown took the gold medal in the Class 10 competition, he had about 15 minutes in hand when he took the flag. First to 'finish in the three laps category was Greg Foutz, he had over an hour in hand when his Ford crossed the finish line. Dusty Times 11

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Ray Griffith finished second in Class 1700, he was four minutes in arrears at the fla but he did take the class championshi . A third place finish in the Trick Truck category went to Bruce Lloyd and Derrick Sproule had a fairly decent race, they took the Greer, he's seen here heading for the checkers in his Dodge. bronze medal in Class 1 in their Aceco. It was a nice win for Rick Waszkiewicz in his R&E Fab car, he had five minutes on his competition in the Class 2000 race. They said they'd had no problems. It was, they said "Uneventful - no-body hit us." The Sunderlands won the championship. Behind them, Marc Stein and Travis Walser, who finished, did get stuck when they moved their ford over to let a faster car pass. The Beal team pulled them out. They were 37 minutes be-hind the Sunderlands at the finish. In Class 7100, for stock small trucks, Aaron Dixon and Wayne Demonja were tied for the lead at the end of the first lap, both in Fords, and in third place it was John Copitas, another Ford, 24 minutes back. Dixon was going to win the championship whether or not he finished this event. By the end of Lap 2 Dixon led, with Demonja about 15 minutes back. Copitas was another 28 min-utes or so behind, having a "little ignition problem". He later said it was the first time the truck had been out in two years. Paul Ziegler was running fourth, another 13 min-utes back. Dixon had "nothing at all -no flats - perfect day" and took the win by 34 minutes. Demonja, whose co-d river, Bob Nance did Laps 2 and The win in Class 7100 went to Aaron Dixon and his Ford, Aaron had over half an hour in hand when he took the checkered flag. ~ Jerry Fisher joined with the rest of the clan to take a nice win in Class 7300, he's seen here in his trusty Ford. Dusty Times 3 had a flat and a broken tie rod mounts. Isaacson finished third, after breaking a front shock and a w'hich cost him a half hour. The; saying he'd had "no major prob- power steering line. were second, and Copitas took lems", but he'd broken a rear shock Foutz motored on smoothly to third. He'd had one flat and had and a limit strap. Hammes didn't the end to take the win. He said, broken a light bumping someone. get to the finish. ''I'm finally getting this truck work-No one else finished. Class 8100 had six entries and ing-did some tuning on shocks and In Class 7 300 there were four they all made it through the first it worked awesome." An hour and starters. Jerry Fisher, Ford, took lap. It was C?reg Fou~z in the lead in 11 minutes later it was Ald~n and the early lead, with Carl Fitts in sec-his F~rd, with 11 minutes on Dave :Voolworth, who said they d11had ond, eight minutes back. Then it Morrison, another Ford, who was pretty much a flawless race . In was a tie between Ron Isaacson and four minutes in front of Randy third it was Donahoe another 45 Mark Hammes both another ten Merritt, another Ford. minutes back, and Hall finished minutes back. ' On the second lap (their laps fourth, the last to finish. He won On the second lap Fisher's lead took about two hours and 12 min-the championship with that finish, grew to 21 minutes, as Fitts had to utes), Foutz held on to his lead, and however. tighten loose mo.tor mounts. n?w Mik: Alden, in a Ford, and One Class 11_00 ~ar entered the Isaacson ran ten minutes further his co-dnver, Robby Woolworth, race, but they d1dn t event get the back and Hammes lost an addi-held second, 38 minutes back. first lap completed. tion~I 15 minutes or so. Third place belonged to Kreg There were 16 JeepSpeeds en-At the finish it was Fisher with Donahoe, another half-hour tered in this event, and 15 of them 14 minutes on Fitts who'd had a down, and Randy Merritt ran got the first lap done. In a tie for flat in addition t~ those loose fourth, 18 minutes later, while the lead it was Jason La Fortune SPARE TIRE M II JACKS February 2008 Chad Hall, in a Hummer, was fifth, Continued next page RACE RADIOS ~~KENWBBB :!:l:t Page 11

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Randy Sorenson ran in third place all the way at Henderson, he's seen here heading for the finish line in his ford. Curt LeDuc led the Class 8000 group for a few laps but brake Eric Jacobs had some troubles along the way but he still managed problems dropped the Ford to a third place finish. a third lace finish in his Sandwinder in the Class 1000 battle. and Eric Helgeson, who were just one minute up on the third place team of Kevin Davis, Steve Kramer and Lenin Montenegro. Fourth be-longed to Keith Marion, and in fifth it was Ray Griffith, who was going for the championship, and had run out of gas in the infield and had to quickly switch from one tank to another. At the end of the second lap the win went to Jeff Knoll and Scott Hartman, who'd shared the driv-ing. This was the first win for the team, who drive a Wrangler, as op-posed to a Cherokee which is what most of the others were. They said their GPS didn't work all day, and they'd also lost their radio and their helmet Pumper motor. Their time for the two laps was 4:45:05. Griffith finished second, just four minutes back, securing his champi-onship. He reported "no flats". In third it was Marion, who said it was "a really long day", and that he'd found the course t have "no trac-tion" at first. His time was 4:51:03. A nice win in Class 4100 went to the John Sunderland family, they had half an hour in their pocket when the checkers flew. In fourth it was Eric Heiden, who'd had a "pretty good day, no flats", and seven minutes behind him it was Eric Helgeson, who'd put it on its side, and had three flats. He'd flattened a right front and a left rear at the same time. Sixth place went to Michael Shaffer who'd broken a front track bar and had been stuck. And John Coleman finished seven. John Rather was eighth, saying it was "a long day", but that he'd had no problems. Jim and James Hunt were ninth. Christopher Bruckner was tenth, Sigal Greenberg was 11th, and was towed across the fin-ish line. And Michael Acton was the final finisher, in 12th, com-pleting his two laps in the time of ten hours and 25 minutes. There was one Class 3700 car, a modified Jeep, driven by the team of Mike Barnett and Bruce Kerstner, who finished in the time of 10:35:57. They did two laps also. There were four Sportsman ve-hicles entered, but none finished. In the one-lap category, there were only UTVs (Rhinos, as they're popularly called). Seven of them entered, and they all got their one lap finished. They started be-hind the bikes and quads on the same track, and went around just once, thus avoiding a potential safety hazard by mixing them up SAT PHONE RENTALS & SALES Rent Iridium Phones from only $49.99 per week Same Day Delivery/Pick Up We Sell New & Used Sat Phones We Buy Used Sat Phones We Repair Sat Phones Open 24 Hours Located in San Diego, CA Qb tiffi ~ $> $ ✓-·\ IRIDIUM Globalstar \,¼,;, ))' inmarsat boan , •• ,,J-1-888-884-7623 ALLROADSA T .com Page 12 February 2008 It wasn't easy but it was a win for Mike Falkosky in Class 3100, he's seen here headin' for the checkers in his Ford. with Trick Trucks and the like. The winning team was Brandon Schueler, Blake Van De Loo and Eric Burden, in a Polaris. They're the same team that was the only finisher at the Vegas to Reno race earlier in the year. Their time for one lap here was 3: 16:27. Behind them, Steve Combs and Ryan Wieferich finished second in a Yamaha, only 11 minutes back. Cory, Jeanette and Darren Sappington were third, in another Yamaha, only 17 seconds behind them. All the rest of the finishers were in Yamahas. Thanks to Mother Nature, the last race of the BITD season was a lot of fun for most of the entries. It's so rare to get a dust free event, especially in Southern Nevada, that most of the racers got to the finish in high spirits. The 2008 program for BITD starts early, with the Parker 425 on the weekend of February 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This will be the first BITD race to be timed by the use of tran-sponders, which will be required on all vehicles in the event. Should help' the timing and scoring folk im-mensely. ~ Jeff Knoll took the win in the Jeepspeed contest, but it was close, he only had 37 seconds on second place at the flag. It was a second place finish in Trick Truck for Ron Whitton, he was 15 minutes behind the class leader in his Ford. Dusty Times II

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LnJ'ci!C:: RALLY IRELAND 2007 Loeb/Elena/Citroen Take A Big Win B Y MARTIN H OLMES PHOTOS: MAURICE SELDEN Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were the big winners in Ireland, they're seen here on the coast in their Citroen C4. One championship gone, two more to go. BP-Ford clinched the FIA's premium rally series, the Manufacturers' series, at Rally Ire-land by the efforts of Mikko Hir-vonen, cruising to the finish in fourth place. Citroen cars finished 1-2, enabling Sebastien Loeb to profit from the first day accident of Marcus Gronholm to the ex-tent that the Frenchman goes to the final round, Wales Rally GB, with a six point lead . Hirvonen's measured drive made it easier for Stobart VK team driver Jari-Matti Latvala to achieve his first podium World Rally result, which was more than he· expected on an as-phalt event. Rally Ireland may have looked in many places like a gravel event, but underneath the mud there was asphalt, a very spe-cial form of tarmac, unlike that on any other World rally. In sus-pense in .addition to the overall Drivers' series is the PCWRC, with Gabriel Pozzo now the only chal-lenger able to beat the score of Toshi Arai, Pozzo has to win the Wales Rally GB to prevent the title going again to Japan. A rally un-Page 14 like any other! In the political en-vironment in which asphalt rallies are supposed to be visually and, therefore, promotionally boring, the FIA introduced one more to the WCR calendar in 2007. This year there have been no fewer than five asphalt rallies in the champi-onship, the greatest number since 2003. In the world where there is a strongly nationalistic variety to the sport, here is a rally which is designed to promote more than one country by crossing national borders. When countries fight hard to earn their place in the se-ries and few succeed , Great Brit-ain joins France in finding itself with two World rallies on its terri-tory. Fresh in the memory was the disastrous effort in Argentina to bring the same rally to two major cities, it happened again on this event! Quite remarkable. Almost everything about Rally Ireland was different. This was the first World Championship Rally in Ireland, the event is sanctioned by Motorsport Ireland, the Irish motorsport federation but only half of the stages were run in its territory with the rest held in Ul" ster. This was by far the most im-portant motor ~port event that has ever been held in Ireland. Ex-pertise to run the event came from far and wide. Sporting Director Kai Tarkiainen formerly held the same position for Neste Rally Fin-land, Clerk of the Course Tom Walsh was in earlier days coordi-nator for Billy Coleman, Deputy Clerk o f the · C ourse Fred Gallagher brings experience not only from his co-driving career, but his similar work at Wales Rally GB and route coordinator is Gordon Noble, one of Niall McShea's co-drivers during his 2004 vktorious PCWRC cam-paign. Welcome to Sligo! It isn't a big p lace, indeed there are only 18,000 inhabitants in this west coast regional town. The name comes from a local type of shell fish. It's most famous inhabitant was the poet WB Yeats, though the family of comedian Spike Milligan also lived here. There is a local airport, where each end of the runway ends abruptly in the February 2008 Niall McShea and Marshall Clarke took the gold medal in PCW{?C, seen here before a hardy and admiring crowd in their Subaru lmpreza WRX. sea, where the only regular inter-national flights come four times a week from Manchester with Aer Arann, and the most important international connection is being twinned with Tallahasse\!, the capi-tal of Florida state in the USA. The rally headquarters was the Clarion Hotel, an imposing build-ing on the northeast outskirts of the town, which was originally built as a specialist medical cen-tre. Rallying is not new to Sligo however. Both previous Rally Ire-land events were based there, as is the annual Sligo Stages Rally. This year's "Sligo Stages" was won by Aaron MacHale in a· Focus, and curiously this e~ent.counted for the British federation's MSA As-phalt Rally Championship. How did the British competitors do on that occasion? Don't ask. The highest placed MSA champion-ship driver was John Price in his Metro 6R4, in 19th place ... · The effect this rally had on the world championship community was immense. The unique charac-ter of asphalt roads on this event · is their narrowness and bumpi-ness, coupled with the island's tra-ditionally unpredictabl~ weather! There was virtually no accumu-lated information in the top teams about raUying in the country and consequently there was a major rush to find things out. Gronholm came to Galway the week before Sweden, Loeb came to Donegal in mid summer and then again to the Cork 20 Rally in the autumn, as did Dani Sordo who took an Xsara WRC along to get informa-tion on that car as well. Plans were not completely fully achieved. Gronholm expected Galway to give useful experience of rallying on narrow roads in wet and muddy conditions. He won the rally but the weather was unseasonably dry and warm! Loeb found rain in mi,d summer in Donegal, Hir-vonen, Loeb and Sordo found high speed stages in Cork, unlike the nasty nadgery roads in the north that are. called "boreens". The Munchi's ream decided this was an event they could safely miss. Stobert world champi•onship driver Henning Solberg had a dif-ferent co-driver for this event, Swede Goran Bergsten, who was standing in for Cato Menkerud who was back home on with new newly augmented family. Gron-holm started with a four points championship lead over Loeb in the Drivers' series. There is a two point gap between first and sec-ond, and two between second and third places, but if the drivers fin-ish the season equal on points, Loeb would be champion under the tie-deciding rules. It was pos-sible both the Drivers' and Makes' titles could be resolved here. Ireland is a country where sec-ond hand World Rall1 Cars find good and loving homes. The Stobart VK team entered no fewer than SIX such cars. In addition to the two Makes' championship nominated entries for Jari-Matti Latvala and Henning Solberg, there were entries for Matthew Wilson, Eamonn Boland, Gareth Jones and Ray Breen, but none of t h e latter t hree ca rs carried Stobart V K livery. Of the 35 .World Rally Cars on the original entry list were nine private Focuses and nine private Imprezas. The plethora of World Rally Cars was certain to thrill traditional rally enthusiasts, but immediately there were to be some unexpected changes. Kris Meeke competed in a Subaru, used this year by Eu-gene Donnelly when h\! won the Global Irish Tarmac series, and instead Donnelly drove a Skoda Fabia WRC. Everywhere you looked in Sligo you found the unexpected. Never have there been so many changes to the published entry list., Both Boland and Gass entered in Fords but turned up with Subarus, McCarrick entered a Subaru and arrived in a Ford, Tracey e~tered a Peugeot but came in a Ford. World Rally Cars were every-where, you were nobody in this land unless you had more than one World Rally Car -built by different manufacturers! And, for maximum effect among your peers, your WRCar had to be con-verted from left to right hand drive. Five different Fords and five Subarus now had the steering wheel on the "wrong" side! Take a walk in and round the service park in Sligo and you could find a line up of three Focus WRCs, all with the name MacHale on the side, for father Austin, elder son Aaron and the better known younger son, Gareth. Turn another cor- -ner of the car park in the nearby Clarion Hotel and there were no fewer than seven Citroen C4s, all identically painted as imitations of Sebastien's car, complete with Rally Ireland number 1 plates on the doors. The 2007 Production Car World Champion (PCWRC) could also be won on this event. Three drivers were still in with a chance of the title, Toshi Arai, Gabriel Pozzo and Mark Higgins. Both Pozzo and Higgins were en-tered here and on the final round in Great Britain, and each could theoretically score 20 points. If it came down to a tie, Arai had scored two wins in the series while Pozzo and Higgins had so far won the category on one occasion each this year. Rally Ireland witnessed the WCR debut of the MG ZR Dusty Times

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Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti plow through the wet on their way to a second overall in Ireland in their Citroen C4. Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikka Anttila finiahed in third place in Ireland, seen here in their good looking Ford Focus. Super 2000, entered by Roy White. This was only the second outing for this car and its first on asphalt. Its first appearance was the Plains Rally, a one-day forest rally in Britain in October. There were several top international driv-ers entered in Group N cars for Rally Ireland on a non-champion-ship basis for experience, includ-ing Oscar Svedlund, Martin Prokop, Hans Weijs and Jasper van den Heuvel. At the pre-rally press conference Chris Atkinson explained, "It's all about car con-fidence, nothing else. It doesn't matter much if it is wet or dry. It will be interesting either way!" Of all the registered team drivers, Atkinson was the only driver to have rallied on these roads before. Marcus Gronholm said his test, the previous week in the Isle of Man, had conditioned him to the types of roads awaiting him. Sebastien Loeb was curious, "Conditions here are so different from the test rallies we did in Donegal and Cork, so we do not know what conditions will be like." Henning Solberg's comments on his new co-driver, "He is good, no prob-lem, he is co-driver for the reign-ing Norwegian rally champion Thomas Schie!" Niall McShea said that living only ten miles or so away from some of the stages was no advantage. "I have never ral-lied on these roads, and tpey have not been used on national rallies either." Not allowed to start the rally was Martin Prokop, hoping to run as-a privateer in a Group N Mitsubishi, banned by Scrutineers on account of a famil-iar problem -the removal of steel material from the door sills, the novelty being that the exclusion notice was issued before the rally not afterwards. Shakedown was on a short road just outside Sligo and Gronholm was quickest ahead of Atkinson, Mikko Hir-vonen and then Loeb. The start of the rally was 206km away, at Stormont in Belfast. The chosen top drivers were allowed to fly there by chartered plane, in which stewardesses presented Petter Sol-berg with an early 33rd birthday cake while the others travelled by road. It wasn't quite the same as the 7 50km trek from Villa Carloz Paz to Buenos Aires, which ended up with drivers sleeping in airport lounges and a day of rallying be-ing lost, but the memories were still there. The start was a major political factor. Northern Ireland's political leaders Ian Pais-ley and Martin McGuinness joined with FIA President Max Mosley to present the "Hands Across the Di-vide" trophy, the symbol of the cross border policies behind the event. Final total of World Rally Cars at the start was 31: 15 Fords, 12 Subarus, three Citroens and one solitary Skoda. Wow, a rally re~lly to remember. Leg 1 9 Stages, asphalt, 168.0?kms. What a start to the rally. The Belfast superspecial stage went smoothly, achieved a lot of politi-cal success and saw Marcus Gron-holm take the lead, but it meant little in sporting terms. Sporting significance came on the road sec-tion out to the first stage on the Friday, when a shock absorber reservoir failed on Sebastien Loeb's car. He continued with a broken shock absorber for the loop of the first three stages, though "It was a terrible start for us, I joked with my co-driver that maybe we were going to be back in France that evening." Notwith-standing his trouble, Loeb was fast-HONDA Power Equipment HONDA. 0 N lltATC IP\JMPi!l UCEI & SPECTATOR DISCOUNTS • GENERATORS • TILLERS • .OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWNMOWERS • WATERPUMPS California's Largest Souree lor Honda Power Equipment Parts U Inventory IF WE DON T NIIVE /T, NO ONE DOE.II Check Our Website: Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 (323) 264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX (323) 264-2136 est on Stage 2, and held the lead through Stage 3. Andreas Mikkelsen had hydraulic failure shortly into Stage 3, the car filling with smoke. Then came Stage 4. First car down ·the stage was Gronholm's Ford. It was a fast wide road with an approach to a bend at the end. Following cars said that Gronholm must have been sideways for 200 yards com-ing into that bend, before the Fo-cus impacted a wall on the out-side of the corner. Gronholm stag-gered out of the wreckage and then collapsed, the stage was stopped for an ambulance to take the crew to hospital for a check-up. Behind him there was more carnage. Chris Atkinson impacted a wall and lost 20 minutes and just reached service, "We just braked too late, nothing more than that." Then Xavier Pons went off the road and damaged the engine of his Subaru. Petter Solberg sur-vived the stage but for the full loop his car was running on three cylinders. Guy Wilks had two punctures and started Stage 4 with a tyre with no air in it. He lost two minutes and was happy Stage 4 was neutralized. Mean-while, with every passing car, the road conditions were getting mud-dier and muddier as cars cut the corner. Paul Nagle, Kris Meeke's co-driver, "Some of the clods of earth on the road were six inches across." Khalid Al Qassini, "Re-ally, it was difficult to tell where was the road and where was the verge." National Irish champion Eugene Donnelly stopped with transmission failure on his Skoda. Continued next page 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. ©2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Dusty Times February 2008 Page 15

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Gabriel Pozzo and Daniel Stillo were second in the PCWRC Division, Dressed for foul weather, the crowd watches Petter Solberg go Brits Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh were an impressive sixth overall in they were 44 seconds out of the win in their Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX. by in his Subaru lmpreza, Petter finished fifth overall. Ireland, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. With Gronholm out of conten-thing in his mind which was to fin-but on Stage 3 Mark Higgins was fifth, on his second asphalt bodywork of the car. Both Andrew tion his BP-Ford teammate Mikko ish the rally. Hirvonen said that jumped ahead, still suffering a rally in successive weekends, "I can Nesbitt and Gareth Jones went off Hirvonen suddenly found himself, this business of driving to finish sore collarbone, leading Leszek tell you that Lebanon is nothing the road on the opening stage. once again, playing defensive for sixth went completely against his Kuzaj with Armindo Araujo be- like this ... " Simone Campedelli was Mikkelsen's troubles continued the team. Sixth position was go- character, but he understood what hind him. Higgins was helped by sixth "I am this year's Italian when the front differential broke ing to bring the Manufacturers' it was all about. Petter was using co-driver Scott Martin whooper-gravel champion,. good practice and he had to continue to rear-title to BP-Ford here in Ireland Hirvonen's times as a performance ated the handbrake for him on for this event!" wheel drive. Gareth MacHale got and nothing was more desirable yardstick, but fifth place was noth-the slow corners. Patrik Flodin Leg 2 ahead of Tim McNulty on the first than that. He settled in a pattern ing special for him. Then on Stage had a broken turbo pipe, Phillip 6 Stages, asphalt, 104. 74kms. stage of the day to become the top of making fourth or so fastest 8 Henning Solberg left the scene. Morrow had two spins and a col-This was Northern Ireland day! Irish driver, then McNulty went times, and there was no concern First car to follow was Latvala, lision with a fence, which caused A loop of three stages run twice in off. Manfred Stohl retired off the when Jari-Matti Latvala passed "There was a long straight, fol-him two punctures. Stepan the British province around road shortly after the start of Stage him into third place and was pull- lowed by a bend with a fence on Vojtech punctured but was able Enniskillen, with a midday service ·u. There was confusion in the re-ing further ahead. Hirvonen made the outside. There was a hole in to reach the end of the stage. back in Sligo. It all meant a very suits service which made it look as a wrong tyre choice for the Stages the fence and we saw Henning's Stuart Jones had a long brake early start for the Safety ("gravel if Mark Higgins was out of the 5-7 ("slicks were impossibly bad on co-driver standing there with his pedal. In the afternoon Kuzaj · note") Crews who left Sligo at 0200 event, but that was wrong. Things the mud"). Manfred Stohl was "OK" board. We never saw the rolled and stopped for the rest of in ordeMo drive the stages before were still on course for the poten-having more brake troubles. Pet- car!" The Stobart team said it was the day. Higgins drove about 3km the roads were closed. Bad enough, tial PCWRC winner, who was now ter was not going well (the earlier far below, jammed between the on a flat tyre which let Aigner into but not as awful as in Japan where up to ninth place overall, with misfiring seemed to have been to trees. Stohl had more brake the lead, then Aigner crashed, "I they had to leave at 2300 the pre- Araujo up to tenth by midday. On do with a turbocharger sensor). trouble and his confidence was braked just two meters to late, hit vious night! People at Ford were Stage 12 Sordo had a moment of Mikkelsen then had hydraulic fail-gone. Matthew Wilson deliber-a bank which spun the car round wondering what on earth they, or anxiety when he slid off the road ure in exactly the same stage in the ately tackled the final loop of and it rolled. Unfortunately a anyone else, could have done to and his Citroen was stuck on a con-afternoon as he had had in the stages on cut slicks in order to wheel was pulled off." The car have avoided Gronholm's accident. crete wall. Spectators rushed to morning. Meeke started to have conserve his supply of intermedi-blocked the road for later driv- Malcolm Wilson: "As this was an push the car free and he lost power loss due to a loose turbo ates for the second day. Mikkelsen ers. Higgins was back in front asphalt event, we were allowed to around a half minute, keeping his pipe and then went off the road. had further hydraulic troubles. again! Guest driver Colm Murphy have Safety Crews, but I do not second place. The rain stopped for There remained a final lap of Tim McNulty, the top placed Irish broke a wheel on impact with a think that would have helped. They a while and the first runners went three, now different, stages, where driver, felt a loss of power on the rock and had to stop and change would have had to drive in the through the loop of three states the road had been washed clean final stage of the day. The nom-the remains of the wheel. Patrik dark, and the problem for Marcus without any precipitation, but the of mud by recent rains and the championship MG Super 2000 Flodin was badly delayed by a bro- was having to see the conditions in rains returned for the later top whole spirit of the event changed. had an electrical problem which ken turbo pipe. Higgins was daylight. It was so deceptive." Mar- driver~, and more and more water Loeb and Citroen Total teammate caused difficulties with the nearly a minute ahead of Araujo cus andco-driverTimo Rautiainen collected on the roads, especially Dani Sordo were in complete con-windscreen wipers. In PCWRC, with Gabriel Pozzo third and Niall went back home to forget it all, but on Stage 16. Latvala had a- big trol. Loeb said there was only one Andreas Aigner took an early lead McShea fourth. Nasser Al Attiyah Henning Solberg restarted after a moment when he understeered off HEAD a 111:1 RESTRAINT S • Slaws forwanl molion in tl,e event al a aasl( • Allows had movement • No mnbersome ,oRai-to wear • Quiclc, one-time adp,slment • Does not hook lato lap 6elt • Reduces md tension l,y 45-10% • Great for all types of motor radng, especially wbete driver d,anges are common·. 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Then rain got the car out of its predicament, started falling on Stage 13, and by back over the bank and on to the the time the rally leaders were on road the other side, and still the stages, it was raining everywhere Latvala held third place! He then round the loop. There were spins scored fastest time on the final galore, Aaron MacHale had two stage of the day! Father Austin big spins, but never touched the MacHale had suspension failure ,. _ _.:._.......: __ _.:._.......: __ _.:._.......: __ _.:._.......: __ _,_ __ -···1 STROBEL INDUSTRIES ' 105 SOUTH GREEN STREET CLARKS,NEBRASKA68628 E-MAIL: STROBELIND@CLARKS.NET PH: 308-548-2254 BAJA 1000 TESTED BY STROBEL MOTORSPORTS CALL FOR PRICES .. .ASK FOR DWIGHT 60 GALLON· 100 GALLON COMPLETE KIT HYDRAULIC JACKS FOR RACE CAR OR PLAY COMPLETE KIT Dusty Times

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Mark Higgins and Scott Martin led the PCWRC Class for a very long time but Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen finished fourth overall in Matthew Wilson and Michael Orr drove their really good looking slid off the course near the rally end in their Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX. Ireland, they're seen here flying their Ford Focus RS. and went off the road. The two in the afternoon. Enjoying them-he had mastered the conditions Citroens were still running 1-2 just selves for the first time were non-and was cruising on to victory, his as they had done since Friday championship drivers Jasper van championship aspirations ended. morning. Hirvonen carried on der Heuvel and Oscar Svedlund, He slid off the road and retired, with his fourth place, two places who had suffered badly on the leaving Armindo Araujo a sur-inside the championship winning first day through running amid the prised leader in the category. position. The MG missed some local drivers and finally had a bet-Stuart Jones retired in the morn-stages because of a problem with ter restart position for today. Lo- ing with gearbox failure. Kuzaj, the gearbox which was not cal drivers were themselves find-who had restarted under thought to be a major difficulty. ing that the stages were longey and SupeRally retired again, this time In PCWRC, Higgins led despite far more technical than they were with suspension failure. Guest alarms from the result computers, used to driving, and were amazed driver Alan Ring had rear differ-surviving an overheating clutch at at the way the championship driv-ential failure. The exit of Higgins the start of Stage 1 l. Gabriel ers were able to take all the cha!- gave a further glimmer of champi-Pozzo had a spin on Stage 11 and lengesintheirstride.Especiallythe onship hope for Pozzo, who suffered some windscreen misting. performance of the WRC driver needed to finish second PCWRC Phillip Morrow had a broken Mikkelsen who, despite running in Ireland to stay in the race for driveshaft on Stage 1 l. Colm the morning in two-wheel drive, one title but it was all looking too Murphy and Stepan Vojtech had was still comfortably leading all remote. He finished the day in spins. Patrick Flodin went well in the drivers running in four-wheel third place behind Araujo and the morning, but lost confidence drive! Just as Higgins looked as if McShea and with the short final 3rd Rally Ireland (IRL) Belfast-Sligo 15/18.11.2007 WCR round 15, PCWRC round 6 WC points PC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC 733DYN78 (F) 3h.0lm.39.2s. 10 10 2 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen 738DYN78 (F) 3h.02m.32.6s. 8 8 3 (9) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila RS WRC EJ56FZB (GB) 3h.03m.27.4s. 6 4 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Janno Lehtinen FIN EO56TZR (GB) 3h.03m.56.9s. 5 5 5 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB JT56SRT (GB) 3h.04m.35.0s. 4 4 6 (18) Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh GB Subaru GC54WRC (GB) 3 7 (16) Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr GB lES (GB) 2 8 (20) Gareth MacHale/Alan Harryman IRL/GB EU55BMV (GB) 3h.12m. 47. 5s. 1 9 (21) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N ET53URO (GB) 3h.14m.47.4s. 10 (53) Niall McShea/Marshall Clarke GB PCWRC OU56BNF (GB) 3h.18m.ll.3s.+ 11 (54) Gabriel Pozzo/Daniel Stillo RA Evo I~ PCWRC GHS271 (RA) 3h.18m.55.4s. 15 (17) Khalid Al Qassimi/Nicky Beech UAE/GB EU55CNV (GB) 3h.22m.28.4s. 16 (10) Henning SOLBERG/Goran Bergsten N/S EU55CNF (GB) 3h.22m.38.4,s. (3) 3 17 (39) Nasser Al Attiyah/Chris Patterson Impreza '06 PCWRC OU07FKW (GB) 3h.22m.42.4s. 18 (40) Simone Campedelli/Danilo Fappani Lancer Evo IX PCWRC CZ097YH (I) 3h.24m.47.2s. 20 (49) Stepan Vojtech/Michal Ernst CZ Evo IX PCWRC 2J8 5056 (CZ) 3h.26m.45.4s. 21 (35) Fumio Nutahara/Daniel Barritt J/GB Evo IX PCWRC KNY301HO8590 (J) 3h.27m.32.8s. 22 (59) Colm Murphy/Ger Loughrey IRL PCWRC OU06ETX (GB) 3h.27m.34.6s. 23 (48) Phillip Morrow/David Senior GB Evo IX PCWRC IIL26 (GB) 3h.28m.46.9s. WR WD Ci-croen C4 WRC C4 WRC FIN Ford Focus 6 Ford Focus RS WRC Subaru Impreza WRC Impreza WRC Ford Focus RS WRC Ford Focus RS WRC Ford Focus RS WRC Subaru Impreza WRX 10 Mitsubishi Lancer 8 Ford 1rocus RS WRC Ford Focus RS WRC QA/GB Subaru 6 I Mitsubishi 5 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 Mitsubishi Lancer 3 Subaru Impreza '06 2 Mitsubishi Lancer 1 29 (43) Jasen+ Dilyan Popov BG Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC GF962CO (A) 3h.35m.03.7s. 33 (32) Stuart Jones/Andy Bull GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC DX06LAA(GB) 3h.38m.10.7s. 42 (8) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B Subaru Impreza WRC AT06SRT (GB) 3h.48m.18.5s. 2 62 (77) Brian O'Mahony/John Higgins IRL Renault Clio Sl600 BG51TRV (GB) 4h.39m.37.4s. * 40 (60) Alan Ring/Adrian Deasy IRL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC WX57FKP (GB) 109 (16 PCWRC) starters. 66 (11 PCWRC) finishers. +PCWRC/Group N winner. *Sl600 winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner' s average speed over stages 102. 96kph. Dusty Times February 2008 Ford Focus RS to a decent seventh place overall in Ireland. day (55km of stages) to come the fore the team noticed a nasty mix-chances of gaining the elusive sec-ture of oil and water inside the en-ond place he needed looked un- gine, and it was better not to wait likely. Friends contacted Toshi for the engine to fail. Hirvonen was Arai to tell him how developments cruising onwards, still in fourth were working in his favour. place, the Manufacturers' title Leg 3 looming larger and larger for BP-4 Stages, asphalt, 54.36kms. Ford. Another driver with an early Notwithstanding the pre-rally hiccup was Loeb, who found the• exclusion of Martin Prokop, the car was running on three cylinders stewards overnight announced an-at the early morning service and other new type of penalty. The incurred a ten second (one minute rally car preparation and driving lateness) penalty being sure the school expert Bill Gwynne was problem was rectified. Roy White working as the gravel note Safety made it to the finish in the MG. In Crew driver for Gareth Jones, PCWRC, Flodin retired with and was found guilty of speeding clutch failure, the end° of a miser-on the open road. The stewards able rally for him. Niall McShea, imposed on the rally driver a pen-who had been third two stages be-airy of Euro 1715 plus a five fore,climbedintotheleadonthe minute penalty, and in addition first stage of the day, with Pozzo on the entrant of the car (Stobart still back in third but just when it VK M-Sport) a penalty of Euro seemed Rally Ireland was going to 3000. This was harsh, but there witness two titles being won came arose another question. Why was news from the PCWRC Armindo the car entered by Stobart, any-Araujo who had regained the lead way, when they did not run the then crashed on Stage 19. He hit a car and the car was certainly not water crossing, lost control and in their colours? Jones, meanwhile rolled. Pozzo just had to finish had already retired from the where he was, and then to win the rally. category in Wales, for the title to The day started with two stages go to South America. McShea's in Northern Ireland, then the fi-win in the category came after a nal two in the Republic, the final long period of worry, trying to raise stage being short (2.38km) run the funds to contest the event, and around the scenic Mullaghmore of course, it brought one more suc-coast road. Atkinson arrived at ser-cessful tyre supplier into the vice and the car was immediately winner's arena in the world cham-withdrawn. At service the night be-pionship, Kumho. lJ'\Jc!c:: -Page 17

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~ STODDARD 250 WIiiardson Takes The overall The win in the Class 8 contest went to Joe Pate/Ii, he's seen here churning out of a deep wash on the course. ley started last in line at the green in car #1045, and crossed the finish line 5:47:39 later at 38.4 mph to win First Place in class, and Fourth Overall, for the day. Galley, owner and DoR for the whole enchilada, made a driver er-ror at Main S/F on Lap 4 when he broke'a wheel at 60 mph and 'rubber-necked' it. Chassis-builder Gene Towler got to go along for the wild ride. "The course was all tore up", noted Galley. Ryan Harbottle was in the lead in car #1060 through the end of Lap 3, when he DNF'd. Harbottle was still fast enough to win the Fast Lap Award in #1060 on Lap 2 at 48 mph, in 0:45:03. Joe Willardsen made it look easy, he drove his great looking vehicle to the Class overall win as well. 1 win and he took the CLASS 14 Pro: Six laps. Four entries, four starters, two finishers, two DNFs. Randy Shields started in the second position in class and finished in First Place in truck # 1404, as well as Third Overall. Shields completed the six laps in 5:22:20 at 40.2 mph. #1404 also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 2 at 48.8 mph, in 0:44:24. Shields, from Camarillo, CA, described the course as "rough and rocky as [mars]. but we made it to the end to win." Seth Lundberg drove Laps 1 and 2 with Nate Hansen riding 'shot-gun'. Danny Folkes took his turn at the wheel on Laps 3 and 4, with Kade Gates in the other seat. # 1404 broke a brake line on the last two laps, pinched I'm back at beautiful Barstow, CA for the last race of the 2007 MOR Cali-fornia Championship race series -The Stoddard 250. lt's Course B, and Start/ Finish is at Outlet Center Drive off the 1-15 freeway. Each lap is 36 miles, with 32 major course changes, three Checkpoints (CHK), eight Road Cross-ings (RX), big hills and little hills, nu-merous drop offs, and even a refrigera-tor at MM 6.4 (N34 51.119 W117 1.862). It was a rather light turnout with 48 entries, 43 starters, and 26 fin-ishers, in 11 different classes. But this was 'the race" for the gold ring and take home all the bragging rights. It was also the last race of the season for the True Grit award. The Tech Dude from A.R.T.S. was down in Mexico do-ing the Baja 1000, so that left Darryl Schilling and Lorenzo Lorenzana to do the dirty tech duties; good job, guys. CIASS 1: Six laps. Six entries, five starters, two finishers, three DNFs. Joe Willardsen won all the marbles in the MOR Stoddard 250 in car #125. First Overall, First in Class, and Fast Lap. Willardsen was #2 off the line in class at the green flag, and had a two minute lead on the second position car at the end of Lap 1. Willardsen turned the Scott Gailey took the Class 10 lead on the fourth lap and he sped to the victory, he's seen here in nice level flight. ~~~~~-~~~00~~-~~~~~ win with eight minutes in hand. Page 18 throttle up another notch on #125 on Lap 2 to win the Fast Lap award in 00:42:48 at 50.9 mph. Willardsen slowed the pace a little after that, but still won First Place in class in 4:27:23 at 48.5 mph. Rick Brabec got off to a fast start in car # 151, and spent almost three hours getting it fixed on Lap 2, before he got it to the finish line to win Second Place in class, and Fifth Overall for the day. Brabec completed the required six laps in 6:35:33 at 32.8 mph. CLASS 10: Six laps. Three entries, three start-ers, one finisher, two DNFs. Scott Gal-Terry Wyrembeck took the Class 1200 win, but it was close, he only had 25 seconds on his competition at the checkers. Randy Shields took the Class 1400 lead on the second lap and went on for the class win, he's seen here at speed. February 2008 off the line with a pair of vice-grips and stuffed a rag under the P/ S reser-voir for pressure -and it worked; kinda. They made it to the finish line, squeaky brakes and all. After a long Lap 5, Jay Arnold finished in Second Place in truck# 1409, getting the required laps done in 6:39:36 at 32.4 mph. That was also good enough for Arnold to finish Sixth Overall for the day. CLASS 1600: Six laps. Four entries, three start-ers, one finisher, two DNFs. Bryan Meyers started in the #l pole position, and finished in First Place in class at the checkered flag, and in Second Over-all, in the Meyers Racing car # 1631. Meyers got it all done f~>r the day in 5: 19:44 at 40.5 mph. Bryan, Don, Chad and Jacob Meyers hail from El Cajon, CA. "We broke a P / S belt on Lap 3 at MM 30", said Meyers; "got it fixed and had no other problems all day. The course was rough but fast, and we had fun racing against Jeffries all day". Joe Jeffries was in the lead in car# 1600 up through Lap 5, when he DNF'd; but not before winning the Fast Lap Award on Lap 1 at 44. 7 mph, in 0:48:34. CLASS 1200: Five laps. Four entries, three start-ers, three finishers, one DNF. Terry Wyrembeck in car #1297 and Alexa Bilek in car# 1218 made it a back-and-forth, neck-to-neck race all day, with only a 25-second gap in time at the finish line. Terry Wyrembeck was first to see the checkers in 5: 16: 16 at 34.1 mph, to win First Place in class for the day in ca r # 1297. Bilek followed only 25 seconds later in car #1218, complet-ing the course in 5: 16:41; also at 34.1 mph to win Second Place in class. Terry Ingold made a race of it in car# 1203, finishing in Third Place in 5:34:01 at 32.3 mph. Ingold gave it a boost on Lap 4 to win the class Fast Lap Award at 40.6 mph, in 0:53: 16. CLASS 1300: Five Laps. Three entries, two start-ers, two finishers, one DNS. Gary Kincaid, from Lake Havasu, AZ, drove his# 1357 400C I small-block Chevy powered, six seater pre-runner to a First Place finish in 4:26:45 at 40.5 mph. "We had too much spring rebound, but it was great fun hauling***. We had a really good time, but had to go off course one time to miss a guy just sit-ting there on a bike." Kincaid also won Fast Lap honors on Lap 5 at 45.8 mph, in 0:47: 14. Erik Jacobus "had issues ev-ery lap" in car# 1367, but still won a good Second Place in class. "We pulled over too many times", Jacobus said. "We got lost on Lap 1, and missed the first corner on Lap 2. It was a rough day, really hard; but fun is all that matters and we still had a blast." Chris Zunniga rode along as 'shotgun' on Laps 1-3, and Brian Thompson took over for Laps 4-5. Jacobus got to the checkered flag in 4:34:41 at 39.3 mph. · CHECK 1450: Four laps. Fourteen entries, 13 start-Continued next page Dusty Times

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Rick Brabec had a disastrous second lap, almost three hours, Alexa Bilek led the first two laps in Class 1200, fell off the pace a Jay Arnold had a pretty good race for a while, he had a very long impossible to make up, but he did manage a second place finish. bit on the last two laps and finished second, 25 seconds too slow. fifth lap but took home the silver medal, eight minutes in arrears. ers, nine finishers, two DNFs, one DNS. Frank Vernola was first in line at the green flag in truck #1470, and the fast-est in line at the checkered flag to win First Place in class in 3:26: 11 at 41.9 mph; with a 12 minute-plus margin-of-victory. Vernola also won the Fast Lap Award in class on Lap 1 at 44.8 mph, in 0:48:26. Jim McBroom won Second Place in class in truck# 1484, covering the required distance in 3:38:38 at 39.5 mph. Tyler Scott in truck #1460 had a three-plus minute lead on Steve Fuhring in truck #1464, at the green flag start. At the checkered flag finish, Scott won Third Place in class with a30 second lead on Fuhring. #1460 found the fin-ish line in 4: 19:29 at 33.3 mph. Scott is from Redlands, CA, and drives "a junk yard built truck". Scott described his race day this way: "Whew! It was cutting in and out of power the last part, but we had all three gears today, and picked off two other trucks". Mean-while, Mike Salter is smiling at the .four-tube bypass shocks on the front; 'thumbs up'. Fuhring got truck #1464 there in Page 20 Frank Vernola drove his good lookin' Ford truck to the Class 1450 win, he's seen here at speed headin' for the checkers. 4:19:59 at 33.2 mph to win Fourth Place for this day. Allen 'older' and Thomas 'uglier' Byma, from Bellflower, CA won Fifth Place in the truck #1453, cover-ing the required laps in 4:34:06 at 3 l.5 mph.Jhe Byma Motorsports #1453 is a 4-cylinder Nissan Hard body with A-arm front suspension. "We got lost on Lap 1 when we missed a turn on the OPS, and we had two rear flats in the back hills", said Byma. A.J. Steeber got the dirt duties done in 4:44:23 in truck #1495 to win Sixth Place at 30.4 mph. Trevor Leech won Seventh Place in class Bryan Meyers flirts with disaster as he flies his car towards the Class ½-1600 win, obviously, he landed okay. in truck #1491; in 5:05:07 at 28.3 mph. Tommy Trego got #1468 to the check-ered flag in 5:57:53 at 24.l mph to win Eighth Place. Alan Ryan was the Ninth Place finisher in truck #1481, complet-ing the course laps in 6:30:42 at 22.1 mph. Mike Belcher had a few delays on his way to the Tenth Place finish in truck #1483, getting it done nonethe-less in 6:37:29 at 21. 7 mph. It took Rob-ert Anderson a little bit longer to get truck #1476 around the course, but he did in 7: 11 :30 at 20.0 mph to finish 11th in class for the day. THE TRUCK THA rs CHANGING IT ALL T ~ . I\ a 3 .. Foran--Authorize·d Skyjacker® Dealer nearyou caH----1.866.4.A.DEALER ext.5059 or visit us on the web at Februa_ry 2008 Coil-overs 3" Performance Struts S< kyjacker® has developed two new 3" Suspension lifts for the NEW 2007 Tundra, along with the new 211 leveling spacer. The 3" coil-over conversion lift features Platinum Series front coil-over shocks with 2" outside diameter and all the necessary mounting hardware. The 3" Performance Strut lift features new performance series struts and the factory coil is maintained. The rear lift on both kits is achieved using Skyjacker® blocks and u-bolts. These are high performance Skyjacker® Suspensions complete with all the options and the ease of a simple bolt-on installation. Dusty Times

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Jim McBroom was about three minutes a lap off the winning pace, Jeff Knoll set fast lap for the class in his Jeep, he finished in Tyler Scott drove his pickup to a third place finish at the Stoddard he settled for the silver medal, seen here with the power on. second place, seen here headin' for the checkers. 250, he's seen here at speed on the course. Steve Fuhring left a lot of fiberglass out on the course, he finished Terry Ingold set fast lap for the 1200 class but he was only able Allen Byma flew his really nice looking truck to a fifth place finish in class, he's seen here in level flight. fourth in class at the Stoddard 250. to muster a third place finish when the checkers flew. ClASS 1700: had two flats, and pulled the rear sway ferent classes in 2007. Here are the fi-Four laps. Three entries, three start-bar out from the floorboard. It's nal standings: ers, three finishers. Ray Griffith led Barstow; rocks, hills, and the backside CIASS 1: the race from start to finish to win of the course is tore up pretty good. #l RickBrabec,#l51;#2DavidJensen, First Place in class in Jeep #1714, with But we had a fun race". Michael Vernak #180; #3 Steve Raskett, #2158. a seven minute margin-of-victory. got #l 760 to the finish line in 4:33:07 ClASS3: Griffith, and his dad Todd, in the at 31.6 mph forthe Third Place win. #l Kurtlarmee, #302; #2 Chris Raffo, 'backseat driver's' seat, completed the CIASS 8: #303; #3 Sal Cervantes, #301. course in 4:09:29 at 34.6 mph. Jeff Three laps. Two entries, one starter, ClASS5: Knoll and his son Brian were a little one finisher, one DNS. Joe Patelli was # 1 A.J. Martin, #502; #2 Jeff Nutter, slower off the pace in Jeep# 1706, but the sole starter and finisher in class in #529; #3 Ryan Valdez, #539. still finished in Second Place for the truck #802. Patelli still made it a day ClASS 550: day in 4:26:38 at 32.4 mph. Knoll also of fun on his way to the checkered flag #l Mike Boon, #589. recorded the Fast Lap for the day on and First Place win in 3:56:09 at 27.4 ClASS 7: Lap 3 at 36.5 mph, in 0:59:24. "We had mph. Pat~lli also blazed Lap 1 at 38.6 # 1 A.J. Rodriguez, #719; #2 Jeff Ri-every challenge you can face, and still mph for the Fast Lap Award; in 0:56:00. gel, #702; #3 Nick Tonelli, #703. finished the race", Knoll said. "We 2007 MDR CALIFORNIA CLASS 725: stopped every lap for a co-driver change. • CHAMPIONSHIP: We broke the front control arm bracket, Some 193 racers competed in 16 dif-Ray Griffith led the Jeepspeed troops all the way, he took the class win with 'r7 minutes in hand at the finish. Erik Jacobus missed out on the gold medal by eight minutes, finished second in class and gets the award for highest flyer. Dusty Times February 2008 #l Frank Gilliland, #738; #2 George #l Josh Thompson, #1286; #2 Patrick Rosenbaum, #727; #3 Norman Turley, Oliver, #1275. #742. ClASS 13: ClASS 8: # 1 Eric Jacobus, # 1367; #2 Gary #l Joe Patelli, #802; #2 Matt Towery, Kincaid, #1357; #3 Christian Hall, #1357. #818; #3 Dean Schlingmann, #832. ClASS 14: ClASS 9: # 1 Randy Shields,# 1404; #2 Shawn #l Edgar Hernandez, #909; #2 Giordano,#1406;#3JayArnold,#l409. Arcadia Vasquez, #909; #3 Tom ClASS 1450: K.irkmeyer, #986. # 1 Robert Anderson, #1476; #2 Frank ClASS 10: Vernola, #1470; #3 Mike Belcher, #1483. #l Scott Gailey, #1045; #2 Ryan ClASS 16: Harbottle, #1060; #3 Dave Wood, #1091. # 1 Joe Jeffrey, # 1600; #2 Jerold ClASS 11: Esterlein, #1688; #3 Bryan Meyers, #1631. #l Richard Sletten, #1101; #2 Travis CLASS 17: McGee,#1133. #l RayGriffith,#l714;#2JeffKnoll, CLASS 12: # 1706; #3 Jason La Fortune,# 1795.~ RACE READY PRODUCTS 103 PRESS LANE SUITE 4 CHULA VISTA, CA 91910 (619) 691-9171 (866) 891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) 691-0803 FAX Page 21

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..... SUPl!■ID■ P■■FD■MANCI! RALLY Pastrana scores Again Once again, Travis Pas trana and Christian Edstrom took another win, they're seen here flying their Subaru towards the checkered flag. Travis Pastrana and his navigator Christian Edstrom were very lucky on the final weekend of October at the Lake Superior Performance Rally. After bat-tling tooth-and-nail for two days with fellow competitor and X-games Cham-pion Tanner Foust, they were atop the podium in their Subaru Rally Team USA WRX. The weather stayed relatively mild for the Upper Michigan during this time of year which can be sunny one moment and blizzard-like the next. Both days started bright and cloudless and ended cold and rainy which kept the competi-tors in all 70 cars entered on their toes all weekend. Known as the toughest, meanest, and oldest performance rally in America, the rally now primarily cen-ters around the Ottawa State Forest south of Houghton on day one and in the Keeweenaw penninsula on day two. Prior to LSPR, the Colorado Rally held in late September again held a ma-jor battle between the top four competi-tors this year. Pastrana and teammate Ken Block in the other Subaru Rally Team USA WRX have had strong competition from the Syms Rockstar Energy drink sponsored Subaru WRX's of Tanner Foust and Andrew Pinker. Going into the penultimate round Pinker held the points lead with Pastrana second and Block in third. As Foust has been run-ning a partial season due to his perfor-mance drifting competition he was out of the championship battle. Coming out of Colorado the points chase was pretty much a dead heat with Pinker still on top, but with both Pastrana and Block less than four points behind after Block's win at Colorado. Only FOUR points separated the top three going into LSPR, the final round of the Rally-America se-ries! At Colorado the top four cars were separated by one minute exactly after two days of rallying. Block won, Foust sec-ond, Pastrana third, and Pinker fourth. LSPR was set to be a knock down, drag-outdogfight. Other than the top four mentioned, Andrew Comrie-Picard entered at the last minute after taking second overall the previous weekend in the Pacific Forest Rally in the Canadian CARS series. ACP, as he is known, is always fast in his Mitsubishi Evo 9 and can dominate when it snows. Dennis Martin was back with his aging Mitsubishi Evo 4, but this was his home event and he's been fast in the past. Piotr Wiktorczyk was also back. His Subaru WRX was declared to have sev-eral non-Production GT class items at Ojibwe two months prior, so he entered in open this time out. In Production GT, which is prima--rily a Subaru WRX class, the champion-ship battle was still open between three drivers: Patrick Moro, Matthew Johnson, and Stephan Verdier. Johnson won the class in Colorado with Moro taking sec-ond and Verdier fourth. All three were present along with Michigan drivers Travis Hanson, Bryan Pepp, Heath Nunnemacher, and Jeff Moyle. As all drivers had similar cars, this one would be close. In Group 5, Cary Kendall in his Dodge SRT-4 and Kyle Sarasin in his Ford Focus SVT have been at it all year with just a few points separating them. At Colorado, Kendall had the class lead going into the final stage only to have a turbo hose come off and hand tl1e win to Sarasin. Doug Shepherd was back at LSPR, his home event, with a new Dodge SRT-4 after destroying his old car at the X-Games last year. Bob Olson (super-charged Mazda RX-8), Evan Moen (su-percharged Acu-ra lntegra), Lars Wolfe (VW Jetta Turbo), Mark Utecht (Ford Mustang), and Eric Burmeister (Mazda 3) brought a total of seven marques to the class for this event. In Group 2, Chris Duplessis took the class championship in his VW GT! early with his win at Colorado Rally. His closest competition Michel Hoche-Mong took second in class at that rally and sat out the last event. LSPR had a large group of competitors in the class other than Duplessis: Tom Burress made • the trek from Washington state in his fast VW Rabbit, Dave Cizmas was en-tered in his VW GT!, Micah Wiitala in his Saturn SL2, and Adam Bouillon was back in his Ford l't>eus after sitting out the past two events. In Production, James Robinson was running for the first time in his Honda Civic Si against the Mitsubishi Lancer of Jan Zedril. Either could win the cham-pionship in that class and were the only two cars entered. The first stage of the rally was held at a gravel pit on the outskirts of Houghton and saw problems right from the get-go. Ken Block had a left-front flat near the start of the stage on his Subaru WRX and pushed hard to still have third fastest time. The big surprise was when Kyle Sarasin snapped both drive axles midway through the stage and came to a stop nearly ending his run. Mark Utecht was one of the next com-petitors by and towed him to the end of the stage and to a quick service where the car could be repaired so that Kyle could still keep in the hunt for the Group 5 and two-wheel drive championships. On stage·two came the one of the scariest moments of the rally when Pat Moro, who was in the hunt for the GT championship, hit a puddle on the in-side of a fast right-hander that dragged him into a lake. The car was nearly up to the roofline in water, but both driver and navigator were okay other than a little wet and cold. Stage three of the rally was thrown as a confused course marshal drove reverse course on tl1e route just prior to the start of the stage. Rather than re-sweep the stage and delay the rally it was decided to transit the cars through to the start of stage four before the first service. After four stages, Pastrana led Foust by a mere 4.6 seconds, with Pinker 24.8 seconds out of the lead. Block, even after having a second flat on stage two, was holding down fourth only 37 seconds back. Comrie-Picard was no match for the four faster Subarus and sat in fifth a minute and eight seconds back in his Evo 9. Matthew Johnson led Travis Hanson in the Production GT class af-ter Stephan Verdier lost several minutes spinning twice on stage four and stall-ing the car for several minutes. Cary Kendall had a twenty second lead over Doug Shepherd in Group 5, Chris Duplessis had over a half-minute on Tom Burress in Group 2, and Jan Zedril al-ready had a two-minute lead over James Robinson in Production class. Then came the rain during service. Block had his radiator changed during the break, however five miles into the next stage he pulled over and retired, thereby putting him out of the champi-onship race. Also, two of the top chal-lengers in Group 2 went out on the same stage after Adam Boullion had his car break a shift fork and get stuck in first gear and Chris Duplessis barrel-rolled his VW GT! three times over ending his rally. At the end of the day, Andrew Comrie-Picard who had hoped to run with the top Open class Subarus limped home with a blown turbo and was running in twenty-third overall. The final standings after day one had Pastrana with a 41 second lead over Foust who in turn had almost a minute over Pinker. Piotr Wiktorczyk was now in fourth overall after GT class leader Matthew Johnson had third gear go out on his tranny and end up relegated to fifth. "Cowboy Kenny" Bartram was hav-ing his best result ever in sixth overall in his open-class Subaru WRX. Doug Shepherd, who is a LSPR legend, was the fastest two-wheel drive car and ran in seventh, with Travis Hanson (GT class WRX), Cary Kendall (Group 5 SRT-4), and Dennis Martin (Open class Evo 4) rounded out the top 10. On day two, after just one stage, ACP decided to park his Evo after turn-ing a less than spectacular run after all night repairs. Both Pinker and Foust put 21 seconds on Pastrana on that stage and on the next stage Foust made up another 15.5 seconds while Pinker made up 12.6. After stage eleven, Foust finally had the lead and Pinker was b~ck under a minute behind the leaders. As well, Stephan Verdier's hunt for the GT championship was over after crashing out. All Matthew Johnson had to do was finish strong in order to get his championship. His gearbox woes were behind him now after he received the old gearbox from Pat Moro's submerged car. Then came the running ofBrockway Mountain, which is the fastest paved stage in all of American rallying. Unfortu-nately, it had a victim of a nasty crash this year when Justin Pritchard landed after a jump and lost control of his GT class Subaru hitting a tree head-on on the driver's side. Pritchard was okay, how-ever his navigator Bill Westrick was com-plaining of neck pain and did not leave the car. The red-cross was thrown and the stage was stopped. Westrick was taken out of the car with a neck brace on and put onto the back-board. He was okay later that night and in good spirits al-though a bit sore. Westrick later stated that his HANS device saved his life as they hit the tree at 60 MPH per the gauges. The second running of the stage was can-celled. On the third stage from the end, Pastrana regained the lead from Foust by 3.3 seconds and Pinker was back in third at one minute and eight seconds back. Foust ·turned up the wick and had the fastest stage time on the penultimate stage and was now only 2.0 seconds back. The final stage was the 8.13 mile Gratiot Lake stage which was also the first stage of the day, only this time in reverse. The light rain turned heavy and eventually snow was falling before the start. Pastrana gave it everything and took the win by 3.5 seconds over Foust. Pinker cruised home to third and took second in the overall series points. Matthew Johnson was fourth overall and the GT winner and class champion. In fifth with his best ever result was "Cowboy Kenny" Bartram in his WRX followed by the similar car of Piotr Wiktorczyk. Doug Shepherd's SRT-4 was seventh overall and the fastest two-wheel drive car across the finish to win the Max Attack run for non-all wheel drive cars. Dennis Martin took eighth in his Evo 4, Travis Hanson took ninth in his GT class Subaru WRX, and Cary Kendall's SRT-4 rounded out the top ten. Kendall won the Group 5 champi-onship and the Woodner Cup for two-wheel drive vehicles. His rival Kyle Sarasin snapped yet another driveshaft 3/10 of a mile from the finish of the last stage. In the spirit of the late Jake Himes, Eric Burmeister stopped to pull Sarasin's dead car to the finish line and back to service. With that Saras in won. the Max Attack championship, started by Jake Himes, based on his three finishes at Or-egon Trail, Rally West Virginia, and here. In Group 2, Tom Burress won hand-ily as the sole Group 2 car after Dave Cizmas lost oil pressure earlier in the eMatthew Johnson and Jeremy Wimpey took the Production GT honors It was a nice first place finish for Doug Shepard and Karen Wagner in The Group 2 gold medal went to Tom and Don Burress, They're seen in their Subaru, they were fourth overall as well. Group 5, 7th overall in their well lighted Dodge. here aquaplaning their VW towards the finish line. Page 22 February 2008 Dusty Times

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The big winner in Group N was the team of Arkadiusz and Grzegorz The win in Production Class went to Jan and Jody Zedril, they're seen Tanner Faust and Christene Beavis drove their Subaru WRX to the silver Dorman, seen here hustling their Subaru through the muck. here in their Mitsubishi on their way to glory. medal in the Open Class, seen here on a downhill right hander. Kyle Sarasin and Mikael Johansson drove their Ford Focus to a seventh Cary Kendall and Scott Friberg drove their Dodge SRT-4 to a second Second place in Production GT went to Travis and Terry Hanson, place finish in Group 5, seen here at speed. place finish in Group 5, seen here at yet another corner. they're seen here flying their Subaru towards the finish line. day and retired. The final Group N win a rookie from Winnipeg, Canada run-DNF ever on this rally. strong in 2007 only to have funding fall Team of Kyle Sarasin will be stepping came toArkadiusz Gruszka in his Subaru ning a partial schedule in the U.S. As of the tail end of this year, not short by mid-season. Canadians Antoine up its operation next year when Kyle WRX. The class, which used to boast On a sad note related to th is many details are available on who will be CEstage and Andrew Comrie-Picard will takes on the older Subaru WRX often strong fields just a few years ago, has had rally, Chris Czyzio, starting in his running in the open class next year other probably be back to run selected events, campaigned by Doug Havir, Tim O'Neil, a low turnout. Therefore the class will twenty-second straight rally in the than the same four drivers from both the as will east coast Irish drivers Seamus and Lauchlin O'Sullivan in recent years. no longer be active next year per Rally-U.P., was hoping for a twenty-sec- Subaru Team USA and SYMS/Rockstar Burke and Celsus Donnelly. Chris This will be the next step in developing America. Jan Zedril took home the Pro-ond finish. U nfortu na tely, his teams. Matt Iorio will be back with a new Gilligan will be back with his Evo 4 for the 18-yearold toward becoming a driver duction class win and championship in Mitsubishi Eclipse was losing a lot car as his old car is up for sale. No word selected events and hopefully a stronger overseas, possibly in WRC. The 2008 his Lancer that he bought at the start of of oi I and parts could not be on Ramana Lagemann, Paul Choinere, or program after concentrating on his mar-Rally-America season could be a hell of the year as his first rally car. Not bad for found, therefore he had his first Lauchlin O'Sullivan who all started out riage this past October. The CPD Racing a year if it's anything like 2007.cMt ROA Dusty Times February 2008 Page 23

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~ Mexican Logistics ■exlcall :saa The Gustavo Vildosola clan made it look easy, averaging almost 65mph they took the Class 1 win and the overall win as well. It was way back in late September, I believe it was, when a bunch of us got to-gether at Laguna Salada BC and we took us a bunch of Cars and Trucks and Motor-cycles and Quadra cycles and I don't know what all and we went at each other in all that dust and sand and all those rocks and bushes. There were big cars and little cars; there were big rocks and little rocks and in amongst all that stuff, there were all those persons chasing each other around and around the desert, and running into those bushes and sometimes they even ran into each other and other times they even tipped some of those cars and trucks upside down. Hey, they chased each other around and around for about ten hours, and when they all got through doing this stuff they handed out gold and silver and bronze stuff and little pieces of paper and I finally found out what they were doing and was called an off road race. Did you ever hear of such a thing? (Dedi-cated to Andy Griffith) and if you are not well over fifty, you have no idea why this dedication. Another way to put this may be, that CODE and friends conducted their fifth race of the 2007 sea-son and yes, it was way back in September sometime. In a course that was de-signed for Trophy Trucks, a Trophy Truck, piloted by Sergio Delgado and Ricardo Corvera took the gold medal in the Class 10 contest, they're seen here at speed on the course. Javier Robles, Jr. had a really good day, he took the Class 12 honors with 43 minutes in hand and was second overall as well. Gustavo Vildosola Senior and Junior took that design into consideration, and into hand, and ran away with a lot of the gold. Both Class and Overall gold. It was almost a month af-ter the US Labor Day, but it was still a little warm on the Baja. Almost summer like if you will. But, then for about eight or nine months out of the it's almost always summer like down here. One hundred and twenty-one cars and trucks and about half that many bikes and quads hit the course and ran a couple of 100 plus mile laps, which consti-tuted the Logistics 300. Sixty-seven of the cars and trucks finished at the check-ered flag on top of the re-ally tall hill, which was also the start of the course. Look at a couple of the photos and you can get some idea of the height of said hill. The Gasca clan and Bob Wagner took the Class 8 honors with ease, they also slid into the third overall position as well. A First place finish in Class 5 went to luivan Voelker and Carlos Albanez, they averaged almost 50mph on their run. The Vildosolas, along with Javier Valenzuela, were matched up with three other teams to form Class 1. With a first lap time of 1:45:41 backed up with a 1:53:56 and an average speed of 64:67 miles an hour, they ran away from the rest of the field. Jesus Garcia and Victor Herrera, Jr. teamed in a Class 1 car, ran laps of 2:07:55 and 2:12:23, for the silver and fourth over-all. Meanwhile, Gary Magnus and Rob Kittleson, in another 1 car, ran 2:17:47 and 2:14:54, which was good enough for eighth overall and for the third spot, in class, and the bronze. Armando Bravo and Jonathan Kliora fin-ished their run, but were a distant 23rd, overall. Leonardo and Alex Navarrete took the Class 1/2-1600 win with 12 minutes in hand and they finished seventh overall as well. Page 24 A great Class 7 win for Chris Taylor and Josh Quintero but it was close, they only had a minute and a half in hand at the flag. February 2008 A larger than usual Class 10 was headed by Sergio Salgado and Ricardo Corvera. They not only headed the class, but also were the only ones to finish the distance. These guys ran 2:27:51 and 2:25:21 with an average speed of 48:20, which brought them to the 19th. Overall spot. Class 12 had the second Dusty Times

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Jesus Garcia was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 1 contest Steve Mammer led Class 12 on the first lap but troubles on the Juan Carlos Lopez had big troubles on his first lap, he finished second in Class 8, seen here in his very good looking Ford. but he did take a nice second place. second lap dropped him to a second place finish. The lopez/Zerecero/Davalos/Galvin crew had a great race, they took the Class 5/1600 win with 33 minutes in hand. overall finisher, in the per-son of Javier Robles, Jr., who ran two very quick laps of 2:01:06 and 2:06:23 with an average speed of 57:22, for the Class 2 win. Steve Mammer ran a very fast Dusty Times 1:59:05 on his first lap but ran into problems and was almost an hour longer on his second with a time of 2:51:02. Mammer took the Class 12 silver. Luis Ernesto Barragan and Rene The Guevara/Garcia duo had a good race, they took the Class 9 honors easily, they're seen here headin' for the flag. Alcala were the third place were Jose Lopez and Daniel winners with a first run of Salas, 4th, Hector and 2:21:53 backed with a Gabriel Martinez, 5th, 23:29:11, good enough for Pinuelas Jr. and Gustavo the bronze. Three other Pinuelas, 6th, Red Burguin class 12 teams never got and Tom Brawn and past Checkpoint 1 . These Gu i 11 er mo Q u. i n t e ro i and February 2008 Luis Duarte tied for 7th, since they all started but weren't heard from the rest of the day. Well, I suppose their chase teams heard from them? There were five starters in Class Ocho and two of them made the whole trip. Fernando and Alonso Gasca, along with Robert Wagner (don't know if it was that Robert?) headed the field and were also third overall, in the pros, with a first run of 2: 14:02 backed with a 2:02; 18 and a mph. average of 55:24. Juan Carlos Lopez, Martin Ordorica and Alonso Veli also saw the black and white even though there were problems on the first run they came back with a 2:17:01 and a 40:31 mile per hour average for the Class 8 silver. Elias Continued next page Page 25

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The Tiznado/ Gonzalez guys had a pretty good run, they took the Alex Almaraz came close, he finished in second place in Class 7, The Pena/Muller duo scored a decent second place in Class 5/ 1600, a long second lap didn't help their race plan. silver medal in Class 1600, seen here ready for landing. he was less than four minutes in arrears at the end. 5:33:29. What a difference a shift makes? There were 18 starters and eight did-not-finishers in the 1600 class. This was also plenty of en-tries for the added money awards. A gold medal in Class 7S went to Carlos Diaz and Manuel Lopez, they had more than an hour and a half in hand at the end. The Garcia clan took the gold medal in the Class 11 contest, they're seen here at speed in their plain wrap bug. Class 7 had ten starters, which is a large number of entries, lately, and all but two of them made the whole journey. First across the finish line or to the check-ered flag was the twosome of Chris Taylor and Josh Quintero who were a lso fifth overall in the Pro ranks with their runs of 2 : 1 2 : 3 6 a n d .2 : 0 8 : 4 4 , a n d an average speed of 54: 16. Who says Seven Trlfcks can't go fast? Canchola and Javier Reyes got to the first check and were awarded third place. Edgardo Rubio and Ismael Gomez had a 2:39:51, but were DNF'd for the fourth spot, and Beny Canela, Denis Milner and Rudy Aleman were not heard from again after their 9 :03:00 start time??? Lots and lots of 1600 cars; almost 20 to be exact were at the green only sepa-rated by those 30-second in-tervals. The Navarrete's Leonardo and Alex were first across the finish with runs of 2-: 2 1 : 2 9 and 2 : 1 2 .: 0 8 w i t h a n a v e r a g e speed of 53:51, good enough for seventh, overall in the pro ranks. Javier Tiznado and Mark Steven Gonzalez had a first run of 2:12:27 but only managed a 2:44:09 on the second. They took the 1600 silver. Then Luis Martinez and Jose A. Soto ran 2:15:27 and 2:24:51 for the bronze and 10th ·overall. Gustavo and Humberto Rodriguez were back just a couple of min-utes for the fourth spot, Juan Sanchotena and Leopoldo Bet-a ncou rt were another 11 minutes back fo, f i ft h . C a rl o s a n d Ramiro Escobedo went 2:26 plus on both laps for a 4:52 and change, and earned the TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. Would Uka-Ta CDngl'Dli~lat• Tom Koch Mike Chlldress 1st Place Protruck Pike's Peak navev Girdner ftmmy Craig 1st Place 1/a-1600 stave Eugenio Dan Eugenio 1st Place 1/a-1soo MORE NI ht Race Tentble'S CUP Race TRANS.AXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 Page 26 February 2008 sixth spot. Cesar Cons and Carlos Chavez were in at 4 :53:33 for seventh. Arnoldo Gutierrez Senior and J~nior went 4:55:55 for eighth. Sergio Romo and Renato Villalpando were in at 5:16:31 for ninth, Roman and Horacio Pereyra along with Saul Duarte and Edgar Perez were 10th with their 5:32:57, and Ivan Gomez and Edgar Alvarez were the only other finishers in the 1600 class, in with a The Silver went to the foursome of Alex Almaraz, Simon Perez, Luis Cadena and Daniel Sanchez who were· just a little over 90 seconds back, with runs of • 2:07:33 and 2: 15:21. If you ·don't want to do the math, it works out like this: Two hours and 12 minutes and 36 seconds plus two hours and eight minutes and 44 seconds rou-nds out to 4:23:00. Then you add two hours and seven minutes Running almost identical times each lap, the Quintero/Raigoza quartet were the big winners in the Sportsman Class 14. The Sportsman Class 15 win went to the Raul Valenzuela duo, it was close, they only had four minutes in hand at the checkers. Dusty Times

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Waldo Ochoa and Felipe Diaz were a bit off the winning pace in The Fonseca Team drove their good looking Ford to a second Less than five minutes in arrears, the Ocegueda team finished in the Class 9 race, they ended up with the silver medal. place finish in the Class 7S battle, seen here at speed. second place in Class 11, seen here in their good looking bug. and 33 seconds, to two Dominguez with a 6:05:46. to finish, and getting in, non-finishers, for one rea-the way with a two lap run hours and 15 minutes and Juan A. Mayoral and just under the wire, was the son or another. of 5:45:22, Agustin 21 seconds, and you get Roberto Romo took fourth team of Hector Ortega and Class 7S fielded six at the Fonseca, Jr. and Romulo 4:22:51. Then you figure in spot with a 6:16:03 . Luis Oscar Venegas in at green and three of them Fon'Seca went 5:45:44 for the three minute difference Torres and Alfredo took 9:44:02. There were six made the whole trip. Carlos second and Sergio Duron in starting times, which you eight hours and 45 minutes other teams, who were all Diaz and Manuel Lopez led Continued next page have to add to Taylor and Quintero's time, and then you subtract the finishing times and it comes out to a little over 90 seconds, but who's counting? I'm pretty sure that the four guys who ended up with the silver are still counting? Oh yeah, the third place finishers were the father and son team of Martin and Martin Jr., Rosales and they were 12 -minutes and six seconds back and no, I'm not going to do the math again. ,F i n is h i n g i n t h e fo u r t h spot was the team of Jose A. Gonzalez and Jonathan Quintero with their time of 4:38:0'S; fifth place went to Hector Salazar and Esteban Ruiz in with a 4 :47:45. Eighth place finishers were Einer and Derbys Gamez with a time of 4:57:47, ninth to Maximiliano Diaz and Miguel Valadez with a time of 7:01:58 and the other finisher was the team of Jason McNeil and John Tripp, who ran a 6:14:55 but were garnered a penalty point of sorpe kind. Aaron and Adrian Celiso and the team of Carlos and Felipe B. Mares and Alberto Carrillo were non-finishers. A four man team made up of Jesse Lopez, Hugo Z·erecero, Frank Davalos and Manuel Galvan took the top of the podium in Class 5 with runs of 2:37:03 and 3:06:26 and a time of 5:43:29. Aimost an hour back was the team of Eduardo Pena and Eric Miller with their 6:16:51 and almost three hours off the pace was the team of Alberto Varela and Cesar Cota. Father and son team Emilio Junior and Senior Salcido and another father and son made up of the Rabagos, Roberto and Roberto Jr., were non-fin-ishers. I guess it just wasn't the day for the family to get together in the five class? Thirteen starters in Class 9 and six of them made it back to the top of the hill. Luis. Guevara and Eliseo Garcia led the charge with runs·. of 2:50:57 and 2:40:59 for a five and a half hour time. Second place fin-ishers were Waldo Ochoa and Felipe in at 5:56:17 and the bronze went to Jaime ~aiza and Juan Pablo Dusty Times February 2008 Page 27

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The De Los Palos boys ran to a second place finish in Sportsman Well off the winning pace in Class 18, Rolando Gutierrez still managed Javier Silva had a fun day, he ran well, took second place in the Class 15, less than four minutes behind the leader. the silver medal, he was just over an hour behind the leader. Safari Class, he's seen here running to the checkers. soloed third with his Vidrio, Miguel Mexia and Luis Jr. Floriano were all Gutierrez and Javier with a time of 3:57:28. The 7:28:17. More family prob-Mario Flores, Luis non-finishers. Rodriguez took the second team of Omar Chavez and !ems; Pedro De La Vega's Se-Rodriguez and Ernesto Class 15 fielded eight spot with a time of 6:54: 19 Alberto Landavazo and the nior and Junior, Edu•ardo Brassea and the team of teams and all but two of and another just under the team of Jose Luis Aguiniga and Ricardo Rodriguez and Omar Bravo, Claudia them finished. Another fa-wire finisher, at 9:32:02, and Daniel Berrelleza broke the Streets, Dan Junior and Carrasco and Nidia Ochoa ther and son team made up was the team of Jesus things and were non-finish-Senior, along with co-driver were all non-finishers. of Raul N. and Raul Jr. Miranda and Luis Leon for ers. Bernardo de la Fuente were In the Sportsman Group Valenzuela were back at the third place. We had another And thus we come to the all non-finishers. the first overall went to a checkered first with a time six teams that were unable end of what it was they Hey, CODE finds some great big 18 truck. More of 6: 11:55. Carlos and to finish and those teams called a road race. Points rough places to play. later. In Class 14 the win-Rolando de Los Palos went were made up of Ricardo were earned, toys were Class 11 had nine start-ners were made up of an-second with a 6:15:50 and M . Larios and Socorro broke. The wind and other ers and four finishers. I other family outing. Jose, Pete Williams and Pete Wil-Encinas, Carlos Alonzo, weather cooperated. CODE spoke of family problems/ Carolina, and Julio Iiams, Jr., along with Pedro Jamie Anaya, Oscar Lopez did its thing and a good troubles in some of the Quintero along with Noe Hernandez and Baldo Perez and Mac Gonzalez. Elias time was had by all, friend other classes, well listen up. Raigoza garnered the top of took the bronze with a time Canchola, Jr. and Oscar and foe alike. Thanks to out Jose Felix and Alejandro the platform with their time of 6:40:05. Carlos Vasquez Ichida, Ricardo Quintana to all the participants. The Garcia were first to finish of 4:56:19. Rodrigo Ferla and Carlos Miranda ran and Miguel Topete, Manuel drivers, teams, fans and in this class. Their re-and Sasha Lopez were in fourth. Another four man Robles and Ramiro Vazquez families and, of course, to quired, one lap, run of for the second spot, with a team made up of Errol and lastly, the team ofJesos those minions of tech per-3:32:09, took the gold. time of 5:2ld9 and Arturo Villa, Omar Dipp, Enrique Mosqueda and Ivan Zavala sons, course workers, chase Three Oceguedas, Eric, Zavala and Marco Geraldo Lopez and Ricardo Real, were all never seen back at persons, everyone, thank Javier and Daniel, along went 5:35:22 for third. went fifth, and Felipe the top of the hill? you. with Ruben Luna silvered Teams made up of Jose Rodriguez and Efren And that brings up the Sa- By the time you see this with a time of 3:56:56. Mal'tinez and Francisco Gastelum managed sixth fari class wherein Eriberto story it will be next year Meantime the team of Juan Reynoso, Josue and Manuel with a time of 9:05:17. Chavez and Luivan Voelker and CODE will have run Zamarripa and Abundio Delgado, Rodrigo Obeso And now Class 18 within went gold with a very quick their last race of the 2007 Pichardo went 5:12:12 for and Gregorio Casillas and which our Sportsman Over-3:06:29. In fact, all the Sa-series and the points will the bronze and Gustavo Tony Gomez, Adolfo and all winner dwelled. And fari finishers were back in less more than likely have been Mesa, Samuel de la Torre Mike Aguilar, Ivan and that was the team of Jorge than four hours. Second totaled and the winners and Alijandro Silva were Dania Pacheco along with Rivas and Gilberto Arreola, place finishers were Javier crowned. Hope to see you the other Class 11 finishers Gerardo Valdez and Abel who ran a very nice 4:51: 10 Silva and Gustavo Garaizar somewhere on the Baja in with a time of 5:25:08. Alex Felix, Esteban Perez and. for the class win and the with their 3:36: 16 and Hee-2008. Hope your holidays Rivas and Antonio Ferla, Hector R . Torres, and fa-overall trophy and coin. tor Mireles and Cesar Reyes were what you wanted them and Leonel Flores and Isaac ther and son team Luis and Meanwhile, Rolando r a n 3:49:52 for the third to be and that the New Year Page 28 February 2008 spot. Juan Gutierrez and brings you all you hope for. Elroy Hernandez were fourth Via con Dios!!! ~ -the Rivas/Arreola Ford took the win in the Sportsman Class 18, they're seen here at speed headin' for the finish line. The Safari Class win went to the Chavez/Voelquer duo, they're seen here on their way to a great class victory. Dust y Times

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SEASON FINALE Goad FDDd And Lats Df Racing T EXT & PHOTOS: D WIGHT STEWART Steve Sullivan had a great race, he took thtt gold medal in the class 1 contest, he's seen here with the power on. KC Keller did a great job of flying his Ford to victory lane in the Class 7 contest. Course, it illuminated with the collective efforts of the entire VORRA staff. The track was per-fectly prepped and the pits were cleaned up as if the party that took place less than ten hours ago hadn't happened at all. Drivers donned their fire suits as pit crews made any last minute adjustments and polished up their rides. the morning came to life when the announcement to "Pre-stage" was heard over the loudspeakers and the gas-powered symph o ny started its performance with driv-ers revving their engines like con-ductors of their own orchestras. The group in the first go-round would be the Semi-Pro class with 11 entries and a dose points race at hand, there was an action-packed guarantee. Guy Jessop #247 was the man to beat, he leads the Semi-Pro in points and has put on quite a performance with his first season with VORRA. One this day he would step up the pace and test his driving skills and horsepower in Class 1 as well as defend his point lead in Semi-Pro. In the Semi-Pro class, Guy Jessop would again be able to hold off the pack and after two rounds of racing, his "Skeeter"-built VW At VORRA, the last race of the year usually falls on the weekend before Halloween and in true American ·holiday tradition, VORRA uses that as an invitation to throw a party. The party took place Saturday night in the pits before the final race of the year. VORRA supplied the tti-tip which was in turn, marinated and bar-b-q ued to perfection by VORRA's own Rick Kordonowy. The grill was chock full of gor-geous steaks rubbed down with Babe's secret combo of coffee and spices. Meanwhile in the main en-tertainment tent, all the children present were participating in a pumpkin carving contest followed by an RC car race. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and without further adieu, the dinner bell sounded. The spread of food was bountiful, and all were welcome t.o celebrate another unforgettable race season. Sport-ing wacky and colorful costumes, VORRA's staff, racers, race fans, and the families of all were enjoy-ing -the Halloween activities in-cluding trick-or-treating around the pit area. They were reminisc-Bruce and Matt Fields drove their really good looking Chevy to the Class 8 championship. Seen here catching a bit of air, Jordan Bender went on to take the gold medal in the Bantam Class battle. Dusty Times ing and sharing old race stories as well as anticipating tomorrow's race. Considering the fact that this would be the last race of the year, one could expect aggressive ·rac-ing. Without the concern of prep-ping their vehicle for the next race, the race teams would be pushing their vehicles harder and faster. With small points spreads in most of the classes and the chance to be crowned class champion, it would be an all out battle for podium positions. Sunday morning as the sun rose on the Prairie City Short Jay Schroeder, seen here j ust at takeoff, was a ver y happy Class 9 w inner. Derek Craft celebrates his Pro Quad class win, he's seen here with a bit of power on. February 2008 engine would take him across the finish line in first place to round out an almost flawless race sea-son. The real battle lie a few car-lengths back. The battle of second, third, and fourth would exchange hands throughout the day. After two rounds of fender-bending, dirt-slinging, off road racing, it would be Jaklevick Jo nes' #llx Baja second on the podium· fo l-lowed close behind by Jonathon Gurney #40 in a well-earned third position. The efforts of fourth place, Steve Bradford in the # 1008 Bradford racing machine, did not go unnoticed. He was seen several times· throughout the day knocking on Guy Jessop's door, but he seemed to have a loss of horsepower as the day progressed causing him to land in fourth place. The second race of the day would be run by the Bantam Quads. At VORRA, you must be 14 years or younger to race in the Bantam class. Jorden Bender #208 would battle the point leader Jason Pomeroy #5 for the duration of the day, only giving up the lead a few times and never for long. He would manage to keep his lead until the checkered flag. It was Jorden Bender in first place and Jason Pomeroy in sec-ond. Off the line next would be Class 10. Class 10 would consist of five entries, Class 12 would run at the back of the pack with only two entries. Class 10 would tum out to be best of show for the day, in fact, probably the best race of the year at the short course. Sam Berri #1049 and David Kordonowy #1000 would be in al all-out brawl for first place the entire day. On the first lap of the second heat race, they came out of the gate bumping each other and went into Turn 3, the east corner of the track, locked to-gether and would continue to drift through the comer stuck to each other as if they were born that way. Once they were able to separate themselves, they made it about 50 yards before colliding again. This time sending Sam Berri into a spin, hard on the gas and quick on the steering wheel, Sam was able to keep his car from spinning around without ever leaving the race course. They con-tinued to nerf each other while pushing their vehicles to their lim-its. Both men would finish and like true sportsmen, they would exchange handshakes and a big hug during the awards ceremony. Sam Berri came out on to to take home the first place trophy and cash purse while clinching the point win for Class 10. David Continued next page Page 31

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Sam Berri (right) and David Kordonowy played a lot of bumper In the Semi-Pro battle, Jacklevic Jones took the silver medal, he The Pee-Wee Class Championship would go to the very consistent tag during their race, seen here trying to avoid each other. also gets our award for the highest flying car out there. winner, Daniel Teixiera, he's seen here at speed. Kordonowy put up a hell of a He would be in a wheel-wheel ingskillshavebeenshiningbright Quad. Another surprisingly MatthewMcCraigandthirdplace fight and stuck to his normal pro-battle with #61 Neil Borba. The the entire fall short course series. small turn-out was in the Pilot would go to #38 Cody Nichols. gram of "wowing" the crowd with two young men raced for first all Winning has become a regular class with only seven cars com-Last to leave the line would be his amazing driving rolling once day and they were never separated thing for this up-and-coming peting. Having the points race the big boys in Class 1. As men-and bicycling his car on two wheels by more than a couple of quad driver. Second place in Class 7 secured Tim Compton #8 tioned earlier, Semi-Pro clas on two different occasions. Dur-lengths. At the end of the day, it would go to another Ford Ranger would be working out kinks in champion Guy Jessop #247 would ing one of the many collisions with would be Neil Borba on top of and its driver #735 Joel Swanson. a CORR Pro-Lite buggy he races be making his debut in the class. Sam Berri, David was shoved off the podium. While receiving his In Class 9, after two rounds of in Chula Vista. With Tim out Six entries in Class 1 made up for the course while riding on two second place trophy and thank-racing, Jay Shroeder #977 would of the line-up, it was anyone's some hot action. Sam Berri #149 wheels and managed to keep the ing his parents and girlfriend for take the first place win with #992 race.# 16 Miles Berghold would would get the hole shot, but car rubber-side down over terrain their support, Ryan Stoffer would Jason Steiger right on his coattails. get out in front and maintain wouldn't hold onto his lead for most guys would roll their Jeeps thank Neil for the competition In Class 8 the #858 Chevy of his lead throughout the day to very long. Steve Sullivan# 118 with on. The #1044 car of Dale Smith and go on say that he would much Bruce Fields would dominate take home the first place tro-his big V8, got around Sam and would earn the third podium po-rather take second place and race the race right off the line and phy. Riding in his dust and tak- was able to build a small cushion. sition. The not-to-be-forgotten like that than to dominate the the father and son team would ing second place was Dave Now #150 Kevin Breckenridge Class 12 cars who were racing be- field and take first. #55k ridden have a flawless race day. Dan Atteberry# 10. Bringing up the would be knocking on Sam's door hind the Class 10 cars, also put by Kenny Pomeroy would come Cannon would put up a fight rear in a hard pressed third and trying to find a way into the on a great race. Bradford Racing's across the finish line third fol-for the first few laps. but would place was #90 Shane Reed. second place position. Ji_m Pad-# l 208 would be beat out by lowed by #7xJason Vanderack. end up with mechanical prob-The Pee-wee Quad class is all dock #169 rolled his car horrifi-# 1222 Tyler Mort of Twocan The mini-trucks of Class 7 lems resulting in a DNF. First about fun. At VORRA there is cally in the second heat race and Racing. would follow the Amateur Quads. place for Class 8 would go to one young man who takes it very was unable to finish. Guy Jessop In the Amateur Quad class, The Class 7 race would be paired Bruce Fields and his son Mat, serious. #81 Daniel Teixiera has #247 finished in the fourth sport. there was only nine entries which up with Class 9, and the Class 9 second place belonged to Eric been winning all year and when As for the front of the pack, is half the normal turn-out for buggies would start behind the Steiger, #9. Racing solo in his you see him ride, it doesn't take Kevin Breckenridge would have to this year. Nonetheless, these guys trucks. K.C. Keller #7 38 of class would be Derek Craft #55 long to figure out why. He would settle for third unable to get came out to race. #43 Ryan Kellerbees Racing would take the in the Pro-Quads. Able to com-continue his legacy and take first around Sam Berri, who would Stoffer, who had dominated the whole shot and run with it in both plete the required laps, Derek place in the Pee-wee class. Second take second place. # 118 Steve last two races had his hands full. heats. His craftsmanship and driv-Craft would take first in Pro-place would be awarded to #71 Sullivan retained his lead and was Page 32 KING OFF-ROAD RACING SHOCKS February 2008 (JJBEAR We carry a full line of \I~ OFFR~HTING FILTERMAGW ~~ Dusty Times

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Joel Swanson was able to grab the silver medal in the Class 7 Kevin Breckenridge, seen here with the right foot buried was the Jonathan Gurney was able to take the bronze medalin the Semi-contest, seen here headin' his Ford to the finish line. third place finisher in the Class 1 contest. proud to take a well deserved first Bruce Fields, #858, Class 7: Brad As far as next year is con-place in Class l. Falin, #7 58, Class 9: Carol cerned, there is a $500 reward to As sure as the sun shines at all Steiger, #980, Semi-Pro: Guy anyone who can beat Sam Berri VORRA events, Elliot and his Jessop, #247, and Pilots: Tim in the overall points race. At the family were on hand to serve a Compton, #8x. Congratulations awards banquet, there was a lot huge lunch asking for only dona-to all. of talk going around of big plans tions and supplying all race ve-hicles with Trick Racing fuel. Other folks helping to lend a hand were Sunbelt Rentals who were gener-ous enough to sponsor VOR'RA with the furnishings of two water trucks and a bulldozer for the entire three race series of the fall classics at Prairie City. Sponsor-ship efforts were also put forth by Prostitch, Jacoboni Pools, and Elevated Motorsports. As always, VORRA racing apparel was avail-able by White Hawk Design. Wrapping up the race season at VORRA is like saying goodbye to a couple hundred of your best friends at the same time. Every-one will be looking forward to getting back together next year to do it all again and talk about way back when. With a growing spec-tator count and more race entries at every race, next year is looking very promising for the people at VORRA. Two weeks after the final race was VORRA's year-end awards banquet. The banquet was held at the beautiful Boomtown Ca-sino located just west of Reno, Ne-vada. With a block of rooms set aside for racers and their families and a huge buffet-style dinner, how could you go wrong. The banquet hall was huge, complete with a full bar. Cougarfreak Pho-tography presented a wonderful slide show of the whole race sea-son to show their appreciation to the VORRA staff and all the rac-ers who participated throughout the year. Immediately after din-ner, the trophies were unveiled and sparkled across the room. The overall points trophy must have been six feet tall. The overall points trophy has been awarded to one man for the past five years. This year the award would be given to him again, this man's name is Sam Berri. He races in two classes at the short course races every year. During his accep-tance speech he noted to all the racers in attendance that he has been racing with VORRA for 25 years and has never missed a single race. That, my friend, is dedica-tion and dedication is what off road racing is all about. Con-gratulations to Sam Berri and his crew for another triumphant year and their overall point win. Class champions were awarded as follows: Pro-Quad: Derek Craft, #55, Am-Quad: Wade Wilford, #4, Bantum Quad: Ja-son Pomeroy, #5, and Pee-wee Quads: Daniel Teixiera, #81, Class 1: Sam Berri, #249, Class 10: Sam Berri, #1049, Class 12: Steve Bradford, #1208, Class 8: Dusty Times %-\: ']\ *' ,. ,. A r 565. gruel iles in Vegas to Reno race Fabtech Dirt,,Logic 4 I0 .shocks e,.. "· Foutz Class 8 Race ·True flawless dampening ~tlweJ• them to the finish line"in ~~rd This same shock performance that' Greg Foutz depends on goes into each Dirt Logic shock. Racing or daily driver, Dirt Logic shocks provide the ultimate in ride comfort an~ suspension performance. February 2008 Pro race, he's seen here getting a bit of air. for the future ofVORRA. At least and better than ever. For a com-a half-a-dozen racers claimed to plete 2008 race schedule, spon-be building new race cars for their sor info., membership, or more wives and kids to race next year. great VORRA news, log on to The 08 race season has seven races · scheduled and is sure to be bigger See you at the races. ~ Page 33

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BaJa 1aaa Notes BY: ]UDY SMITH In 2007 the Baja 1000 was such a huge event, that it was dif-ficult to tell the entire story in just one sitting. For this reason, we've found ourselves with some odds and ends that really be-longed in the 1000 story, but, for whatever reason, didn't make it, and we've decided to throw them all into one pot now. ONE: Those who were in Ensenada will remember that the night before contingency (Sunday night), it rained. It started in the afternoon, and didn't let up un-til the wee small morning hours. Ensenada got a good drenching, though nothing like the memo-rable '76 event. It also rained up in the hills on the race course. What's important about the rain storm, is that it left puddles, and one of the worst was a huge slimy looking puddle at the mouth of the wash which leads out of Ensenada, and which is where the race cars drop off the Ensenada streets and into the dirt. On contingency day it looked as if the start would be wet, muddy, slimy and smelly. But the Mayor of Ensenada, Cesar Mancillas Amador, was re-ally on the ball. Early in the day he got pumps in place to drain the water. And then, to be sure that there was no slippery mess, he caused 18 truckloads of gravel to be dumped into the area and leveled into a beautiful start. Kudos to the Mayor! TWO: A huge wave of senti-mentality came over off roaders as they looked back on the pre-vious 40 years of racing in Baja, and there were magazine and newspaper articles everywhere, retelling the history of the event: Then there was the September 40th anniversary celebration in Long Beach, which further in-Sales lnlorllllllion: Payment may be made by credit card, money otder or cashier's check. Pe,sonal or business checks are not 3':Cepted. C.O.O. ordetS accepted with 50% pre-payment. $5 Handlino chalge on all orders. Calmirnia residents include 7.75% sales lax. Cusiomers responsibl8 for all 1relght chafges. Minimum order is $25. 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It had been thought that SCORE might start the race in Tijuana, at the Bullring, as the original '67 Mexican Rally had done, but that didn't prove to be feasible. Instead, Marty Fiolka, who'd organized the cel-ebration at Long Beach, decided to organize a parade of early race cars, from the Bullring to Ensenada, where some sort of public recognition would hap-pen. It proved to be a difficult task. But ultimately, Fiolka cor-ralled some old cars and some old racers, and they did parade from Tijuana to Ensenada. Then they went right through Ensenada and out Highway 3 to the Horsepower Ranch, a hang-out of the Baja Challenge folks, which is owned by Todd Clem-ent, who is Wide Open Baja. (Bruce Meyers remembers when it was called Rancho Ensenada, and his Meyers Manx company used to stay there.) The plans for a ceremony in Ensenada had been dropped because of some kind of change in the political climate. (That was too bad, be-ca use the habitantes of Ensenada would have enjoyed those old cars, as would the race teams that were already in town.) At any rate, the folks involved in the parade included Sal Fish in his official SCORE VW Touareg, and Bruce Meyers in his early race winning glass bodied car, as well as Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Walker Evans and Ivan Stewart. There were also quite a few old cars now owned by collectors who have lovingly restored them, and as it should be, they drove them in the parade. THREE: While the most highly publicized action happens on the race crack, there's often plenty of action in either the pits or the radio relay sites also. One of the BFG relay teams had an adventure chat they'd rather have avoided. Dave Collier and some friends were "Volcano Relay" for BFG this time, at a place called Cerro Pabellon, which is a ham radio repeater site. It's also a tough drive up, but Collier's an old racer, and he made it up o.k. and got his crew all set up and ready to go. At 4 a.m. Wednes-day morning, however, he was suddenly on the radio, because his crew had an "issue". "We got attacked by a baby skunk!" he an-nounced. Not only th at, the skunk, which wasn't afraid of the humans he'd stumbled into, had crawled into one of their sleeping bags, and then had come out again, but he wouldn't leave theii:_ campsite. They got it into a box, but it got out and then walked over and bit Collier's dad on the ankle. "At this point, we extin-guished the skunk", he said. Now they were, of course, worried about rabies. So they radioed EMT Ricky, who told them that there was a 48 to 72 hour incu-bation period for the disease. A medic on the team called a veteri-nary hospital to check, Wild Bill Wiederhold called someone, and in the meantime, Collier and his dad were anxious to get back into the U.S. regardless, so they've started packing up their campsite. This meant, of course, that Bill had to find someone else to drive up on top of the volcano to func-tion as BFG Relay for the remain-der of the race. He finally coerced his brother, Bob, to go up there, much against his wishes. Collier, in the meanwhile, had bagged up the skunk and headed to the bor-der. And that was a good thing, because it turned out that the baby skunk was rabid, and all four of the relay team had to have the anti-rabies shots, because not only was the bite a potential way to spread the disease, but it seems that when he released his skunky fumes, he was also probably spreading rabies on the as-sembled humans. The good news is that the shots to prevent rabies in humans are no longer given in the stomach, but still, a series of five to seven shots in the arm or butt is nothing to look forward to. We always knew that those BFG relay folks faced special challenges to help the racers! Dusty Times 11

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HO HAVE SEEN THE 2007 SCORE CLASS CHAMPIONS Class 1 Billy Gasper Class 10 Lobsam Yee Class 12 Tim Noe Class '112 1600 David Caspino Class 5 Luivan Voelker • 2007 BAJA 1000 WINNERS Class 11 st -Larry Roeseler, 2nd -Steve Stto 4th • Marl< McMillin, 5th • Billy Gaspef, &th ~ D Class 121st -Tim"Noe, 2nd -Stan Pott-er ,. Class 8 1st -Glen Greer .,. ® <$ Clas, 1/2 1600 2nd -Victor Barre --fl ti Class 51 sf -Drew Belk, 2nd "LUl

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I.AJ2C:: li:IRD WALES RALLY GB 2•7 Hlrvanen/Fard Facus Take The Win PHOTOS: MAURICE SELDEN Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Fords Focus RS to a great win in Wales, they're seen here in flight. Sebastien Loeb cruised through the Wales Rally GB to take third place, which w-as enough for him to gain his fourth successive World Driv-ers' title, in the first year of competition with the Citroen C4 World Rally Car. Ford's drivers dominated the event, only one state was not won by one of their cars, while fastest man on the stage was Jari-Matti Latvala in an old '06 Fo-cus, which was seriously delayed in the heavy rains on the first day with windscreen problems and finally finished tenth. The Production Car World Rally Championship was won by the absent Toshi Arai, whose title was secured when his last re-maining rival, Gabriel Pozzo, went off the road on the first day. Guy Wilks won the cat-egory as well as the British na-tional series in the process. About the rally there was little different, the Service Park had moved from Felindre and was at the Swansea Water-front development complex. The Start and Finish ceremo-nies were at the Cardiff City Hall, and the final forest stages on the Friday and Sat-urday were being run in full darkness. Like last year, the event was tied in to the British Rally Championship, this time hosting not one but two dif-ferent rounds of the series, with necessary compromises in the national championship rules about fuel supplier in order to make it all happen. It was a landmark event, the 75th year since the "RAC Rally" was first held. It was also to be a famous farewell for various people, not the least that of Guy Frequelin, the remarkable all-rounder race and rally driver who ended up Team Principle at Citroen Sport. Marcus Gronholm was also saying goodbye though rumours kept emerging that his retirement might be provi-sional and temporary, though the Finn was keen to deny this. Gronholm's accident in Ire-land had given Sebastien Loeb a most unexpected six point lead in the FIA's Drivers' se-ries so the odds were now strongly in favour of the Frenchman equalling Tommi Makinen's four straight World title wins and equalling Juha Kankkunen's total score. Team news was little, apart from the already announced end of the OMV team. There were few dramatic team line-up changes in the air, except that this was Muddied, but unbowed, Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh drove their Mitsubishi lancer Evo IX to the PCWRC win, seen here at speed. Suzuki's second appeara nce with its SX4 World Ral ly Car, and their line up of drivers for 2008 was still not yet an-nounced. This time Suzuki's driver was former Finnish champion, and occasional Peugeot World Championship driver, Sebastian Lindholm. Suzuki plan to announce their drivers for their 2008 World Championship programme in mid December. Not so many World Rally Cars were in Wales as there were in Ireland, though the FIA's African Rally Champion Conrad Rautenbach , who has been contesting the Junior Rally Championship in a Citroen C2, was to compete in a World Rally Car (an Xsara) for the first time on this event. In the Production Car series the odds were in favour of the current leader Toshi Arai, who had al-ready contested his full quota of six events. He was waiting to see whether Gabriel Pozzo could win the PCWRC cat-egory on this event outright. Only this result would give the Argentine the title, any other result for Pozzo would leave the Japanese driver ahead. Pozzo's title was ever more dif-ficult than normal to achieve, because not only did he have to beat all his usual rivals, but under the FIA's "Guest driver" system, he also had to beat two of Britain's best national championship Group N driv-ers (Guy Wilks and Gwyndaf Evans) as well as David Higgins driving the TaCK team's entry here. The British champion-ship leader Mark Higgins, whose PCWRC title chances had been dashed in Rally Ire-land, was already one of Pozzo's usual PCWRC rivals, but his chances of the BRC title depended strongly on beating Wilks, Evans and his brother. Poor Pozzo was the pig in the middle of all this. Behind the PCWRC title battle there was a range of in-teresting entnes. This rally was going to witness the fifth type of car for Alex Bettega this year on a World Champion-ship Rally! (Ford Fiesta S 1600, Suzuki Ignis S 1600, Renault Clio R3, Ford Focus WRC and now Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Group N .) It was to be his first rally within the PCWRC, the only driver this year to have competed in both the PCWRC and JRC categories. Another first timer into the PCWRC was Polish driver Michal Solowow, who has been con-' testing European Rally Cham-pionship events in a Fiat Grande Punto Super 2000, but who drove a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Group N on this occasion. 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Marcus Granholm launches his Ford Focus RS across the road on his way to a second place overall finish in the Welsh wet. A scary moment for Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene, a miscalculation can be a deadly thing, here nothing is hurt but the car. first time on a European rally tin Laverty and Martin Rob-for 20 year old New Zealander erts were currently separated Hayden Paddon, driving for by just two points. The best Team Jordan (car 48) in place five scores out of seven are of Amjad Farrah. Pad don counted, 115 entries were ac-shot to prominence when as a cepted including 25 World little known driver he won the Rally Cars, 10 Priority 2 driv-Whangarei Rally this year ers and 22 PCWRC entries in-(NZ's round of the Asia-Pacific eluding two "Guest" drivers. series), ahead of all the The conditions in recce indi-championship's regular driv-cated that this was going to be ers, as well as being the 2007 another usual slippery, slimy NZ Junior champion. Evgeniy "RAC" Rally, an event like Vertunov and Evgeniy Novikov none other in the series. New-finished first and second on comer Pozzo, faced with an the Russian Championship uphill struggle against experi-this year and are both entered enced British Group N drivers, on this event. Vertunov is the commented that there were Subaru Rally Team Russia en-nasty tracks, "The rocks are the try (car 42), Novikov is a pri-same colour as the mud, you vateer. Novikov has just turned never notice them!" A lot of 17 years old, and won his first history was due to pass by. Not Russian championship rally only goodbye to the mousse in-when he was 15. Subaru Rally sert, but it seemed it would Team Russia was the second also be the last rally with cuts different team for which allowed in the tread pattern of Vertunov has driven in the tyres, the last time the armada PCWRC this year -he also of BF Goodrich vehicles, tyres drove for the TaCK team (car and personnel would be seen 53) in Japan. in the next three years in the In the British Rally Cham-service parks of world cham-pionship, Mark Higgins had 77 pionship rallies. points, Guy Wilks 61 and At Shakedown Lindholm Gwyndaf Evans 57, after the suffered overheating in the first five of seven rounds of the Suzuki, so they applied for, 2007 series. No fewer than six and were granted, permission drivers could win the series sta-from the Stewards to change tistically, after raking the the engine penalty-free. Loeb, "dropped scores rule" into ac-Sordo, Gronholm, Petter count, all of whom have en-Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala tered Wales Rally GB. were all within 0.6 seconds of Rautenbach was ineligible to each other. The scene was set increase his score, as he drives for the final battle of the year a World Rally Car, as will be to commence. Marcus any other competitor who Gronholm was joking, warning does not use Pirelli control Sebastien Loeb about the per-tyres. In the BRC Junior cham-ils of driving first car on the pionship, four drivers were road (which Loeb's champion-still eligible to win, headed by ship leading status now forced James Wozencroft, Darren on him). Gass, Matt Beebe and Jason Leg 1 Pritchard,-while five drivers 6 Stages, gravel, 140.8kms. could still win the Citroen C2 Mikko Hirvonen began as R2 cup, in which the top three he intended to continue, by competitors, Pritchard, Mar-Continued next page Dusty Times .. •=-[C)NCJ We CiilrlY a run seiedion of: WELD•ON•TABS Wl!LD-ON•BUNCJS tEIIWS.& ROD l!NDS tla&i ,,, p astic of 1every -Mltn'ins SACo Off~ off road race vet:licle lie· two things: A ra guts and -a Fuel Safe rac!ng_cell~ J. , ' ... ~,,. ,,_ -.,.,._ «·-.. ~·-; ...... .->O:'. -,-:+ W~_'ve got yo~t:fue! cell. - 8-00-433-6524 -250 SE Timber Ave-:; ~Redmond, OR 9Z756 February 200s Page 37

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Jari-Matti Latvala gets our award for the highest flying Ford Focus Matthew Wilson and Michael Orr finished sixth overall in Wales, A third overall finish went to Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, in the Rally, he finished 10th overall in the weather. seen here in their Ford Focus RS deep in the woods. walking away from the opposi-unable to attack. Mads we actually turned our lights tion. Sebastien Loeb was not Ostberg was bemused "It is im-off all together, we just could pushing. He needed to finish possible to drive with the not see anything." Loeb had a in any decent position for the pacenotes when you only have headlight problem. Dani championship to be his. Lying 20 metres of visibility", Gareth Sordo complained that lights second at the start, he Jones had lost the use of his were old fashioned and useless, dropped comfortably to third windscreen wipers while while Petter Solberg and Xavier behind Gronholm as the day Andreas Mikkelsen survived Pons both had severe progressed. Gronholm mean-two punctures. The Suzuki windscreen misting, to such an while was happy in his second, stopped after Stage 2 with no extent that the team supplied "This is all I need to do - as-brakes, after a brake pipe was them with wooden poles in or-suming Loeb has a misfortune broken. der to wipe the condensation and does not finish". Cold tac-These happenings were off the screen. Both Phil Mills tics, however, were far from trivial to what was about to and Xavier Amigo said the old-the mind of other drivers. The happen on the second run est i:nethods are still the best! morning started with fog (low through the stages ... The three The fog was so bad in places clouds) on the first stage and stages were repeated, but the that Wilson said _he would with the old traditional muddy bright idea was that the sixth never have known if they were slime everywhere, just about ev-stage, Rheola, with it popular ten metres off the road, while erything people expect from spectator area called 'Walter's his Stobart teammates could this event! Arena' should be run at night, not cope with the conditions. While Hirvonen was full of to give British people a feeling Henning had a broken heater confidence, Gronholm, strug-for what RAC Rally was like in and retired with the gling in the fog, completely lost olden times. Every possible windscreen fogging up danger-his rhythm, while the Solberg memory of old time RAC ral-ously, and then Latvala had a brothers both went off on the lies were brought together, broken windscreen wiper first stage, both at the second darkness, heavy rain, fog ... It which caused him to go off the corner, and Petter Solberg wasn't long before unusual road. Later he explained why then had a spin. Henning weaknesses in today's state-of-he lost so much time, he had reached the end of the second the-art rally cars became evi-to keep stopping to clear the stage with a flat tyre. Latvala dent, like lights not working windscreen, then get back in was happy in fourth place, as and windscreens misting up. the car, do up his belts, wait was Jan Kopecky in what prom-Hirvonen arrived safely back for any coming car before ised to be his final rally in his to Swansea with horrific sto-starting off again. Having lost Skoda. Companc was nervous, ries, "At a couple of corners so much time he opted to go rx (BOO) 654-7223 CA (310) 539-2266 Page 38 February 2008 they're seen here throwing Welsh dirt in their Citroen C4. into SupeRally instead. In Round 6 of the British Rautenbach had his headlights championship, the order was-switch themselves off as soon Wilks, Evans and Mark as he touched the spot lamp Higgins, which meant that switch, Gareth Jones damaged Higgins' apparently strong the left rear suspension. In the nine points lead was far from Suzuki, Lindholm had to stop secure because on the final when a brake cable was worn round (Saturday. and Sunday away by the wheel. stages combined), he was going In PCWRC Mark Higgins to have to drop no fewer than started off hopefully but on 16 points on account of the Stage 2 had two punctures but best "five of seven" rule. Cham-still stayed ahead of Wilks who pionship advantage was now was suffering from excessive strongly in favour of Wilks. oversteer. Juho Hanninen soon Leg 2 passed Gwyndaf Evans into 7 Stages, gravel, 104.48kms. third place while Andreas Heavy showers, bright sun-Aigner fell from fifth to ninth light, the weather was unstable when he punctured. Hayden in the morning. Conrad Paddon stopped after hitting Rautenbach was given the a hole in the road which dam-honour of starting first car on aged his steering, while Mirco the road, a dubious privilege Baldacci lost time when fifth as he discovered when he went gear broke. David Higgins spun off and embedded the car in a and lost engine power, while bank, the same place that no fewer than three drivers Petter Solberg went off the punctured, stopped and had year before, who had a big spin their cars fall off their jacks. on the first stage of the day These were Stepan Vojtech, and lost a lot of time before who then also had his the engine restarted. Second handbrake stuck on, losing car through arrived with dam-more time, Travis Pastrana and aged left rear corner, "Sud-Martin Rauam, while Stuart denly the car slid sideways, and Jones also punctured but car-I was going straight for a , ried on. Bettega had steering gatepost!", sixth car through problems. Spyros Pavlides was Mikkelsen who then had a bent his suspension. Claudiu big accident at the place where David also lost engine power Gronholm once totalled a and struggled driving in the fog Peugeot and retired. Seventh with pacenotes. In the after-car was Pons and he spun and noon the Group N cars had damaged the rear of his car. even more adventures. Mark Latvala, running in third Higgins passed the slow Ford place, said the position suited WRC of Van Merksteijn, only him fine, and went onto make for him to follow close behind, fastest time on all the forests with headlamps full on. "I just stages of the day. Dutch gentle-couldn't see a thing!" Mirco man driver van Merksteijn Baldacci spun. Guy Wilks had. withdrew immediately after the his spotlights fall off "exactly restart when he realised he had the lost thing I needed", asteeringproblem.Atthehead Pastrana said he had never ral-of the results, Hirvonen admit-lied for a whole day without a ted being off the pace on the clue where he was going. first stage but he maintained Vertunov had two rear punc-his lead of a half minute ahead tu res and then lost his brakes. of Gronholm, while Loeb con-Jones th~n lost the rear brakes tinued to trundle along, safe on the MG. Rauam had an in his third place overall. Con-electrical problem which ditions were idyllic for the caused the lights to flicker on competitors, albeit very slip-and off. Michal Solowow, in pery. At the place where the Fiat, had engine misfiring Rautenbach ended his run in for two stages. Leszek Kuzaj the morning, Hirvonen mis-had a lot of trouble with punc-judged the approach to the tures, which was to continue corner and used his handbrake into the second day. Gabriel to spin the car round into a Pozzo disappeared off the road bank, and continued. Pons on Stage 5, when he was fifth had no windscreen wiper wash-and the team announced he ers. Ostberg arrived at the end would not restart on Day 2. of the day with an engine prob-That meant the absent lem and Petter Solberg had a Toshihiro Arai was now win-split header tank and was lucky ner of the Production Car only to suffer overheating right Rally Championship for the at the end of a stage. The second time. Dani Sola was the Suzuki completed the day, al-top two-wheel drive car in his beit with manual gearshift on Honda Civic TypeR and was the final two stages, and no hy-leading his class but then lid draulic pressure in the central into a ditch and stayed there. differential. Altogether quite a day. 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Henning Solberg gave it his all in the Wales Rally, but the best he Twelfth overall in Wales was the duo of Jan Kopecky and Filip Manfred Stohl and Ilka Minor took eighth place honors at the could muster in his Ford Focus RS was a 15th overall finish. Schovanek, seen here before an admiring crowd in their Skoda Fabia. Wales Rally, they're seen here in their Citroen Xsara. sence of Pozzo from the restart The weather was mixed once this helped Hanninen up into both Aigner and Flodin had to puncture and was now safely line-up told the story that Arai again. At the head of the field second place in Group N. On stop after running out of spare in third place in the BRC cat-was now unchallenged as the there was no pressure. While Stage 14, the 17 year old Rus-tyres. egory and fifth in the PCWRC. 2007 Production Car cham-other drivers kept their station sian driver went off the road In the parallel British cham-Wales Rally GB was the final pion. Also missing was Michal and eased their pace, Jari-in his Mitsubishi. On Stage 15, pionship standings, there was rally of the year, the moment Solowow, whose engine was Matti Latvala continued his re-however, Hanninen punctured great excitement. Mark Higgins when the World Drivers' and found to have been damaged markable run of fastest times while Higgins not only lost use had to win and Guy Wilks had the Production Car series were the evening before. Wilks led and became the fastest driver of fourth gear but also dam-to finish fourth in the BRC decided. The final time that the first stage out but then on the event. Luis Perez aged his rear suspension. standings or lower, for Higgins tyre mousses will be used in Mark Higgins passed him into Companc slid off the road on Aigner fell well back when he to win the British title, but in rallies, the final time there was the lead with Evans third, be-the first stage of the day and had to change a flat tyre on a the first nine stages of the to be a choice of tyre supplier fore Evans stopped in the af- d amaged the side of his car on stage. BeHega spun but held combined Round 7 of the se-for four-wheel drive cars. Old ternoon with transmission fail-tree stumps. Chris Atkinson his fourth place. Mirco ries, the combined Saturday friends were moving on, new ure. There were more punc-continued with wiper and Baldacci held sixth despite an and Sunday stages together, friendships were being made. tures. Higgins, Vojtech and screen misting problems. Dani under performing engine. there were six changes of Rally GB was alive with a mix-aigner had to change flat Sordo continued with a mis-Araujo had two punctures on leader. David Higgins was ture of excitement and of nos-wheels. Vertunov had brake firing engine. Matthew Wilson Stage 15. In the closing stages catching up after his Saturday talgia.!c:: failure when a cable touched went off the road when he had the wheel. Paddon restarted a spin. He applied the but, like Mirco Baldacci, felt handbrake to spin the car the engine was down on power. round but this applied the Stuart Jones' MG had power launch control mode instead steering and then alternator by mistake! Kopecky had problems. Rauam jumped power steering troubles. awkwardly and retired with a Sebastien Lindholm had a bro-broken radiator. Bettega also ken exhaust pipe and the floor landed badly and the handling became very hot. Gareth Jones suffered afterwards. In the af-slid off the road for a while. ternoon Paddon stopped with Mikko Hirvonen had a heart two punctures. Stuart Jones stopping moment when he went off the road and co-driver went off the road on the final Andy Bull was taken to hos pi-stage of the rally. Atkinson fin-tal for checks while Kuzaj ished the rally in a bad mood, stopped when he had a fire at "I would rather be fighting for the start of Stage 12. Patrik the first than tenth place!" and Flodin retired when he lost oil Mads Ostberg was just bumped through a cracked sump. by 1.5 seconds for tenth place Hanninen drove 9km on a flat by the fast recovering Latvala. tyre. Vertunov had two punc-In PCWRC Claudiu David tures. Wilks led Higgins in the could not continue. His bro-race for Group N by just over ken brake pipe caused a fire one minute, and in the race for and this damaged the car too the seventh and final round of much to be repaired. Sixteen the British championship, drivers took the restart but im-Wilks was seven seconds in mediate Pavlides retired with front of Higgins, who had a a broken gearbox on the road cracked rear differential at the section to the first stage and end of stage 12 and was lucky Gwyndaf Evans withdrew for to struggle on a long road sec-the rest of the day, to gain fin-tion to the final stage at the ishers' points for the teams' Millennium stadium. In the prize. there were adventures British championship, only a galore to come. On the first handful of seconds separated stage of the day Group N Wilks and Mark Higgins. leader Wilks had two punc-..; Leg 3 tures while Higgins fell back 4 Stages, gravel, 114.26kms. with a wrong tyre choice, and 'l( =--_ ,,.:::::. .'c:::==--· .-rs--·-~ s;-·-~~· ~~ "I found a whole bunch of worms in the wheel wells!" Dusty Times 75th Wales Rally GB (GB) Swansea-Cardiff 30.11/2.12.2007 WCR round 16, PCWRC round 7, BRC rounds 6+7 WC points WR WO PC 1 (4) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EJ56FXA (GB) 3h.22m.50.9s. 10 10 2 (3) Marcus GRONHOLM/Timo Rautiainen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU07STX (GB) 8 8 3 . (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC 741DYN78 (F) 3h.24m.23.9s. 6 6 4 (7) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB Subaru Impreza WRC FT56SRT (GB) 3h.25m.48.2s. 5 5 5 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E 3h.26m.05.2s. 4 4 Citroen C4 WRC 751DYN78 (F) 6 (16) lES (GB} 7 (8) HT56SRT (GB) 8 (5) 98DZF78 (F) 9 (17) JT07SRT (GB) 10 (9) RS 11 DL51121 12 05R007 WRC (20} (N) (18) Matthew Wilson/Michael Orr 3h. 30m .23.8s. 3 3 Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot 3h. 31m .20.4s. 2 Manfred STOHL/Ilka Minor 3h.31m.45.5s. 2 1 Xavier Pons/Xavier Amigo 3h.32m.39.7s. GB AUS/B A E Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila EJ56FZB (GB) 3h.33m.33.3s. (1) Mads Ostberg/Ole Unnerud N 3h.33m.34.8s. Jan Kopecky/Filip Schovanek 3h.35m.37.5s. CZ Ford Focus RS WRC Subaru Impreza WRC Citroen Xsara WRC Subaru Impreza WRC FIN 1 Ford Focus Subaru Impreza WRC Skoda Fabia WRC 13 PCWRC 14 (CZ) (59) MlMMC (36) PCWRC (10) (GB) (34) Guy Wilks/Phil Pugh (GB) 3h.44m.23.7s. GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 10 Evo IX 15 EU55CNX 16 Evo IX 17 Lancer 18 RS 19 PCWRC 21 Evo IX 23 Evo IX 25 Evo I X 27 WRC (47 ) PCWRC 36 PCWRC 39 PCWRC 40 Juho Hanninen/Mikko Markkula Al849 (FIN) 3h.44m.57.9s. Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud 3h.45m.03.7s. (1) Mark Higgins/Scott Martin DF845YZ (I) 3h.45m.10.2s. FIN N GB PCWRC ( 44) Evo IX (12) · Alessandro Bettega/Simone Scattolin PCWRC DK519WS (I) 3h.49m.47.3s. Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez Companc WRC EU55CNN (GB) 3h.50m.38.8s. (53} David Higgins/Ieuan Thomas GB OU07FLX (GB) 3h.5lm.32.8s. (45) Mirco Baldacci/Giovanni Agnese RSM/I PCWRC BS386RX (I) 3h.53m.12.8s. (46) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho p PCWRC DE557CF (I ) 4h.00m.58.9s. (49) Stepan Vojtech/Michal Ernst CZ PCWRC 2J 8 5056 (CZ) 4h.02m.31.4s. (19) Sebastian Lindholm/Tomi Tuominen TKN301SA3948 (J) 4h.03m.22.5s. Mitsubishi Lancer 8 Ford Focus RS WRC Mitsubishi Lancer 6 I RA Subaru 4 Mltsubishi 5 Ford Focus Impreza WRX Mitsubishi Lancer 3 Mitsubishi Lancer 2 Mitsubishi Lancer 1 FIN Suzuki SX4 -28 Andreas Aigner/Klaus Wicha A/D Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX B-KI593 (D) 4h.07m.Ol.2s. (33) Loris Baldacci/Rudy Pollet NM70A (D} 4h.14m.28.3s. (52) Travis Pastrana/Bjorn Edstrom EFC964 (VT,USA) 4h.18m.10.3s. (4) (60) Gwyndaf Evans/Huw Lewis GB RSM/I USA Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX February 2008 Page 39

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I I PRO , •• SNDOTOUT Hawley Wins overall B Y] . PRESTON BRADSHAW PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Aaron Hawley took a win, a second place and a fifth place in the heats and he was the overall winner on elapsed time. It was a meeting of the 1600 clan, they all decided to get together at the Herbst Boys' compound at Stateline, now known as Primm and the Buffalo Bill's group had manufactured a really nice short course for the 1600's to strut their stuff on. The weather was really co-operating, the temperature was friendly and 3 2 of the world's finest 1600 machines were ready for their three heat festfvities. When their first heat ended it was Aaron Hawley showing the way, his time of 46:38 was a full three min-utes and change faster than Mike. Sandoval, who was fol-lowed in by Dave Girdner, then it was Roberto Romo in the fourth spot and Grant Fluegge was fifth to cross the line. Bryan Freeman was in an unaccustomed sixth finish-ing place, D.J. Jeffrey was sev-enth in, Kenny Freeman was in eighth place, John Grossini came across in ninth place and Gerado lribe rounded out the top 10 finishers. The ,----------------------------------, 11th place fin-i~ SCOREMECHANICSOFTHEYEAR isher was Ja-·~ ♦---Manufacturing and preparing son Hansen, _,.,.,,., ;,. .... ~ .. ,; .. "!>""''.,=' ... " .. • .. ," ... !?""',h• ....... -;j;j !1::J:r:~~=:t ;lf;.;:i:: Race, rvw• ;~ ~:~: Dusty Times Dennington was unlucky 13th, Gary Messer fin-ished in 14th place and Steve Eugenio was the 15th place fin-isher. Cory Boyer finished 16th, Lorenzo Rodriguez came in 17th, Rick Boyer was the 18th finisher, Corey Goin was in 19th place and Dan Martin finished in 20th place. Brad Inch finished in 21st place, A d a m Ashcraft fin-ished 22nd, George Jiminez was 23rd in, Gary Stairs was 24th and Josh Urioste took the checkers in 25th place. In 26th place was W alt Moss, Shane Reed was 27th in, Vince Viola came in 28th, Jerry Longo finished 29th, February 2008 John Grossini finished 11th overall, he was 9th in the first heat, then a 16th and a 20th place win for a middle of the pack finish. Steven Eugenio finished 14th, seventh and 11th at the Shootout, that put him into a 12th place overall finish at Primm. · Ramsey El Wardani was 30th, Byron Derrwaldt was 31st and Ronny Wilson was de-clared the 32nd and final fin-isher. The second of the six lap shootouts saw some changes in finishing positions. This time it was Bryan Freeman taking the win, Aaron Hawley was right there in second place, he still had well over a minute and change on Bryan in total time, Shane Reed was up a bunch of places into third place, Kenny Freeman was fourth to finish up four places from the first heat and Adam Ashcraft was the fifth place finisher. Cory Boyer was well up in the sixth finish-ing spot, Steve Eugenio finished in seventh spot, in eighth place was George Jiminez, Roberto Romo came in ninth and Dave Girdner came across in 10th place. In 11th place was Gary Messer, Mike Sandoval was in the 12th spot, Ramsey El Continued next page Page 43 ..

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Second overall was Bryan Freeman, he finished sixth, first and first in the heats and lost the Roberto Romo took a fourth, a ninth and an eighth place finish in the heats and that gave him the overall by 23 seconds. third overall title. ------------------------------Oat1i1to Mo,01e9Q eaOazoH 6a. 31etorst1.1te 10 e. Ap1.1eAo 11all exit or 31ete,st1.1te 10 Mt 6a6azo11 exit · Page 44 Swap meet is arranged to itJctude tile following sectioos S•etic,1t ~ ~ SI~ 1 USED PARTS & ACCESSORIES $45.00 10115 2 RACE TRUCKS $30.00 10X15 3 RACEBUGGYS $30.00 10x15 4 MOTORCYCLES $25.00 3x8 5 SAND TOYS $30.00 10x15 6 QUADS & 3 .. WffEELERS $30.00 5x8 7 TRAILERS & TOW VEHICLES $55.00 10x20 8 PRE-RUNNERS $30.00 10x15 9 MFG. & RETAIL DISPLAYS $55.00 10x20 10 4x4s &JEEPS $30.00 10x20 Be $Ure to clean-out those garages and bring your off-road collectables to Ute t1inth Annual Off-Road Swap Meet The only one of its kind in SOuthem California s history! $10.00 ADULTS & KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE! To reserve a space fill out this entry form and mail with a check to Galifornia Pre-Fun, 39067 Orchard St., Cherry Valley, CA 92223 before March 2, 2008. Name ___________ Street,__ ______________ _ City __________ State ____ Zip ______ Section ____ _ Move in Saturday 12 p.m. March 8, until show opens at 6 a.m. on Sunday March ~ add $5.00 late fee after 6 a.m. on March 9. Booth space available day of show. Reservations recommended but not required. PRESENTED BY CURT LeDUC S CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN For more information call Curt LeDuc (951) 845-8820 February 2008 Wardani was 13th in, Corey Goin finished 14th and Gary Stairs finished in 15th place. John Grossini was 16th in, ol' friend Brad Inch was in 17th place, Walt Moss finished 18th, in 19th place was Jerry Longo and Josh Urioste was the 20th place finisher. Vince Viola finished 21st, 22nd place went to Jason Hansen, Grant Fluegge finished in the 23rd spot, Dan Martin fin-ished 24th and Rick Boyer was the 25th place finisher. Arden Dennington failed to finish the heat, as did Gerado Iribe, D.J. Jeffrey, Greg Geiser, Ronny Wilson, Byron Derrwaldt and Lorenzo Rodriguez. Seven very un-happy guys. Off they went for the final six lap heat, when the check-ers flew it was Bryan Freeman taking the win, Dan Martin was right there with the exact, same finishing time, Gary Messer was the third place finisher, Rick Boyer was first off the podium and Aaron Hawley had to settle for a fifth place finish. Gerado Iribe finished in the sixth spot, Grant Fluegge was sev-enth in, Roberto Romo fin-ished eighth, Kenny Freeman finished in ninth place and Brad Inch rounded out the top 10 finishers. In 11th place was Steve Eugenio, Adam Ashcraft finished in 12th place, Corey Goin came in 13th Ramsey El Wardoni finished in 14th place and Dave Girdner was the 15th place finisher. Sixteenth place went to Shane Reed, Walt Moss finished in 17th place, George Jiminez took 18th place, D.J. Jeffrey fin-ished in 19th place a n d John Grossini rounded out the top 20 finishers. Jerry Longo fin-ished in 21st place, Josh Urioste was 22nd in, Gary Stairs finished in 23rd place, V ince V io la only got in four laps but he was awarded 24th p lace and Mike Sandoval was the 25th p lace finisher, he only got in two of the re-quired laps, Jason Hansen only got in one of six laps while Cory Boyer, Lorenzo Rodriguez, Greg Geiser, Ronny Wilson, Arden Dennington and Byron Derrwaldt either did not start the third heat or were unable to complete their first lap. Continued on page 46 Dusty Times

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Kenny Freeman took an eighth place finish, a fourth place and a ninth place finish, it all added up A third, a 10th and a 15th place finish in the heat races all added up to a fifth place overall for to fourth place overall finish. _D_av_e_G_ird_n_e_r. __________________________ _ Finishing 22nd, fifth and 12th relegated Adam Ashcraft to a sixth overall finish, he's seen here at Grant Fluegge had a fifth place finish, a long 23rd place in heat #2 and a seventh place finish in speed. _th_e_t_h,_rd_he_a~t,_h_e_w_as_s_ev_e_n_th_o_v_e_ra_ll_. _________________ _ It wasn't a lot of fun for Brad Inch, he finished 20th, 17th and 10th in the heats, that gave him a 17th overall finish. Not the best weekend for Rick Boyer, a 17th, a 25th and a fourth place finish stuck him in the 21st overall finishing position. Dusty Times .,.. ....... ww.Nkerpna9lalon.con1 tl.'CJ~ ~ W!1 li3 llf1:m) 07 ~BL!A GK* red & blue red & blue red & blue -6st$5.99 ~--645$12.99 ~-690$12.99 -8 st $6.99 · -8 45 $13.99 ·· .. -8 90 $14.99 -10st$9.49 • -1045$16.99 -------1090$15.99 -12 st $10.99 -12 45 $21.84 · · · -12 90 $21.84 ~l11I11fil1Il1Jm 20ft. Lenghts -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 -10 20ft. $128.20 -12 20ft. $185.20 High Misalignment Adapters II JMXT series Chromoly JMXBT $20.05 JMX10T$26.16 JMX12T $33.25 JMX 14T $60. 78 JMX16T $76.10 Complete Line of ~® New Hampshire Ball Bearings. Inc . Weld-in Bungs 11-R'APRECISION ·• II.SK.RACING PRODUCTS Ph 562-427-2375 2865 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 February 2008 Page 45 .,.

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Gary Messer finished 13th, 11th and third in the three heats, his total time put him into an eighth place overall finish. Shane Reed finished 27th in heat #1, came back with a third place and a 16th, that gave him the ninth overall spot. A 14th place overall went to Cory Goin, Cory finished 18th, 14th Dan Martin finished in 20th place overall, he garnered a 19th, a Mike Sandoval finished 2nd in the first heat, he was 12th in heat #2 but he was a dnf in the final heat, seen here at speed. and 13th, he was none to happy with his performance. 24th and a second place finish in the three heats. And so it ended, when the was 3:06:03, Kenny Freeman overall went to Grant times were added up for each finished in the fourth overall Fluegge, Gary Messer finished heat it was Aaron Hawley tak-spot, he was just a minute and in eighth place, Shane Reed ing the overall win, his win-15 seconds out of third place, finished ninth and George ning time was 3:00:08, Bryan Dave Girdner took the fifth Jiminez came in 10th. John Freeman finished in second overall spot, he was four min-Grossini finished 11th over-overall, his total time was utes and 25 seconds behind all, Steve Eugenio was 12th, 3:00:31, Roberto Romo fin-Kenny. Adam Ashcraft fin-Walt Moss finished 13th over-ished third overall, his time ished sixth overall, seventh all, Corey Goin was 24th and Page 46 February 2008 Gary Stairs finished in the 21st and final finisher, as far 15th spot. Sixteenth overall as our records show. was Josh Urioste, Brad Inch So, a great weekend for followed 17th overall, some, fair for others and ab-Ramsey El Wardani was 18th, solutely rotten for some of Jerry Longo was 19th, Dan the other racers. Where will Martin rounded out the top they all be this time next 20 and Rick Boyer was the year?????????? .-.., Gerado lribe had a 10th place finish, a dnf in the second heat and a nice sixth place finish to cap of the racing activity. DJ Jeffrey had a nice seventh place finish in the first heat, he was a dnf in heat #2 and finished 19th in the final heat. Dusty Times

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DUlliJiiifflOB BaaK REVIEW BIDDd an .The Wall Dusty Times We don't usually review books in Dusty Times but, Deke Houlgate is an old friend and he called and asked me if I would review a novel he had written. I agreed, he sent me the book and I was pleasantly surprised as I went page by page to the end. Deke spent his life as a reporter, first for the Las Vegas Sun, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. He also did a lot of work in the off road racing field, that's when I met him, n,any moons ago. The book is a 11 about the Indy 500, it takes place in the early 1970's, not so much the race it-self, but all of the goings on for our hero, Jack Allen, a sports writer for the Los Angeles Her-ald. Jack prepares himsel.f to spend a month in Indianapolis, trying to steel himself to bear a 11 of the political and senior-ity crap that goes on at the brick-yard. There are all sorts of iden-tification tags and passes in or-der to thread your way into the pressroom, more passes yet to wander down into Gasoline Al-ley and even more is required to hang around the pit wall while the cars, crews and drives stage for their practice and qualifying circuits of the track. Jack meets up with an old friend, not a journalist, but a fellow early February 2008 Cransman Jack •aunt lit • Secure mounting platform 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 morning jogger, and, unbeknownst to either of them, the friendship causes Jack a lot of trouble. Jack also meets a couple of women who also cause him a bit of trouble, but of a far nicer nature. Deke's book is well written, it's a good story that keeps you turning the pages and the ending, well, I'll never let you in on that. Be assured, the ending is noth-ing that you would have expected. If you want to read a good novel we suggest you get hold of a copy and get to read in'. Contact Infinity Publishing at 1-877-BUY-BOOK or at tl!#Jzf!)® The Suspension Company. Page 47

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mare Trall Notes ..• to a guy for his VW and it was all uphill from there. Phil sold Chenowth and Funco9 chassis and the parts business blossomed, covering most makes and manufacturers. We wish Phil and his son, Mike, all the best in the coming years. Congratulations on your half century in the automotive world. Dito 1600 SHOOTOUT -The 1600 people got together at The Herbst outpost C in Primm, Nevada for a 1600 only race late in December and a good time was had by all. They ran three separate heats and low time took the big win. The top five to finish were: Aaron Hawley taking the big win, Bryan Freeman was second in, Roberto Romo was the third finisher, Kenny Freeman, Jr. finished fourth and Dave Girdner was the fifth place overall finisher. We'll have a full story and lots of pictures in next month's issue of Dusty Times. CHET HUFFMAN MOTORSPORTS -CHET HUFFMAN MOTORSPORTS has signed veteran off road racing champion, and reigning CORR PRO 2· Champion JERRY WHELCHEL, to race the No#l plate Pro-2 CHEVROLET SILVERADO for the entire 2008 CORR Series. The (2) 800hp trucks are currently being built in-house at the CHET HUFFMAN MOTORSPORTS 6000sq ft. facility in Chatsworth CA. Jerry Whelchel's off road racing career has spanned ever 20 successful years. As a top tier driver he has captured numerous off road racing championships, the most recent being the 2007 CORR National Championship Pro 2 Title. Team owner, Chet Huffman, commented, "We are all very excited about signing championship racer, Jerry Whelchel, to the CHM Racing team. Jerry will campaign our No.l Chevy Pro-2 truck, as an integral component to our expanding race team in a bid for the 08 Championship. Jerry has raced with us before and we feel very comfortable and confident with him in the main slot. With the CORR series gearing up fast for the 08' season having a reigning Pro-2 champion of Jerrr,'s caliber involved with our team is certainly going to be a tremendous asset. BARLOW MOTORSPORTS - Barlow Motorsports/Team Red Bull have signed motocross legend Ricky Johnson to a multi-year contract to pilot the number twenty-nine Barlow Motorsports/Team Red Bull Pro-2 Race Truck for the 2008 CORR season. Johnson, who had previously raced the CORR series under the Baldwin Motorsports banner, had a fantastic season in 2007, finishing on the podium eleven times including one first-place win. Johnson will be replacing off-road veteran Rob MacCachren this season, as MacCachren will be driving for the new Menzie Motorsports Team. The Barlow Motorsports/Team Red Bull off-road team is owned and operated by driver/ owner Steve Barlow. Steve races the number twenty-nine Barlow Motorsports/Team Red Bull Pro-4 race truck. The team had more wins than any other group in CORR history, with fifteen total podiums and seven first-place finishes. Barlow Motorsports/Team Red Bull owner/ driver Steve Barlow had this to say about the acquisition of Ricky to the team: "I have been friends with Ricky for awhile and we have many common goals. He is already a top-three competitor in Pro-2. We want to give him the platform to build on that success. Obviously with the growth of CORR, the competition will increa e. We are committed to building the best off-road racing program in the field, which will include multiple drivers and vehicles." DON'T FORGET TO SUPPORT THE ADVERT/SERS WHO KEEP REPORT/NG THE OFF ROAD NEWS! For Better Reproduction of Your Photos: For the best reproduction of your ad's photograph it is best if you allow Dusty Times to size and crop the photo. 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Classlflad ••• Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be le-gal for sale or use in all 50 states. Readers are advised to consult appropriate local or state authorities for informa-tion before purchase of any specific item. FOR SALE: Former Art Schmidt Pro Lite, Nissan Body, Fresh Nissan motor (CNC head), G-Force trans, SAW shocks, Very fast and reliable truck, 8 top 5 fin-ishes in 2007 CORR, Comes with great spare package (eng, body, arms, cliff. Hous-ing, uprights). $75K Call for details. (909) 209-3844. FOR SALE: This car is profes-sionally maintained at Stewarts Raceworks and proven reliable. Took first in Laughlin in 206. Comes complete with an LS2 en-gine, Fortin transmission, Fox shocks, Fortin rack and a pow-der coated chassis. This car is ready to race. $110K. (619) 449-9728. FOR SALE: 2005 Baja Pro Truck, Chassie No. SS-1-044 truck No 299, Chevy body pan-els. Fresh Engine and trans. Floor jack/ spare drive line/al-ternator/steer motor/tool stor-age and much more on board. Full equipped, ready to race, the best of everything. Many spare parts. $110,000.00 OBO. (818) 991-9898. FOR SALE: CORR Single Buggy, New Dual Port Mo-tor, one race on J & S Trans! Car, trailer & spares $18,000.00. Call Rusty (928) 486-5320. FOR SALE: 2003 Ford Ex-pedition Baja 4x4, Eddie Bauer, fully loaded, 13K miles, full roll cage, 6 37" BF Goodrich tires, Fox sec-ondary shocks with remote reservoirs, Skid plate under fuel tank, Lowrance color OPS, Icon race radio, Alarm, custom bumpers & more... $22,000.00OBO Brent (818) 254-7270. 12 Two Seat, Suspension Unlim-ited FAT dry Sump, Mendeola 5 speed, Sway-A-Ways, Foddrills, Big Beam, 35 gal cell, PCI Radio and com. BFG Beards, SCORE Ready. Call Guy (909) 503-3546 $50,000.00 . FOR SALE: Pro 4 Cham-pionship Truck, built in 1994, champion in 1995 and 1996, tube chassis, 8 Kuster bypass and coilover shocks, big block Ford engine, C-6 auto trans, B-W transfer case, lots of spares including an extra engine, complete prep and race ready, $45,000.00. Call 810-333-2499 for details. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. ■ . ■ Classified A~vertising 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 IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A : TIMELY MANNER. 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FOR SALE: Professionally maintained by Stewarts Raceworks and ready to race. Took first in 2007 Vegas 300. Jimco chassis with Raceworks modifications, Albins 5 speed transmission, Fortin Race, Fox shocks, Redline LS2 engine, CNC brakes, air jacks. Solid car which has been proven reliable. $210K. FOR SALE: 2006 Herman Motorsports "Avenger" 2 seat Class 1/1500 race car. SCORE legal and tagged complete race prep, new LS7 engine, Mendeola transmis-sion, King Shocks, 55 gal. fuel cell. Comes complete with lights, tool bags, air jack, impact gun etc. $150,000.00. OBO Call Dan (775) 690-4791 or email FOR SALE: 2005 Ford Ex-plorer BITD Class 3100 SCORE Stock Mini. Only Raced 4 times. All the Best in-cluding Mogi, Trans, Fox, 456 gears, Mastercraft, Autometer, K&N. Always in the hunt. Race Ready for only $34,500.00. (949) 633-077 3. FOR SALE: AWESOME CAR TO BUY 2006 HMS class one SCORE tagged and race prep, Big HP LS7, Fortin w/con-verter, King Shocks, PWR coolers, Race Radio w/inter-com, Mastercraft, Stainless exhaust, ProAm hubs and brakes, Fortin rack, GPS, Race pack digital dash, HID light bar, BF tires on JJ's wheels, ODO has 508 mls total, Car comes with 16 spare tires and wheels, alt's, pumps, TC, lights, Lots of lubricants, Hardware, tool bags, air jack, 24' dual axle open car trailer w/storage bin. Very fast reli-able car $198,000.00 Nego-tiable. Includes chase boxes and starters. Call or email Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 afuen tes@fuentes 7 .com. mx. FOR SALE: 2007 Jimco class 1, HP Engine Chev SB 630HP, 620T Torque con-verter with sequential Fortin 5 spd. Hyd. In car jacks, Lowrance GPS, 1-Kenwood VHF 110w, 1-Kenwood UHF-ll0w, PCI intercom, fire sys, Mastercraft 3g's. dual en-gine-brains, front and roof light bars with 8 Hella HID, stainless exhaust and too many details to list. 300 test and pre-run miles only with complete prep and set-up by J imco. Very reliable and fast with 140 mph top end. $220K-(760) 787-1737 or SELL YOUR vehicles, equipment and bits and pieces right here! Dusty Times has the read-ership you 're looking for so fill out the form on the opposite page Dusty Times FOR SALE: Ford F150 460 Moter set back, Full cage, C6 Trans, Curry Rear End, Disc brakes, Sway-A-Way shocks, 2.5-3.0 Desertor sand BFG's with paddals, Beards, Belts, Art Carr Shifter. $10,000.00 OBO Call Guy (909) 503-3546. FOR SALE: 2006 Ford F150 Stewarts Raceworks ultimate prerunner as featured in DPS and Off Road Enthusiast. New in late 2006. Prerun with comfort, style and speed! All the best of every-thing and is show quality through-out. Maintained by Stewart's and is impeccable condition. Serious inquiries only please. or (760) 787-1737. FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. 2006 Foddrill 3-4 seat street legal Registered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/converter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, VDO, Howe, WR coolers, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and brakes, Roof rack w/light bar, Race radio w/carbon fi-ber head sets, XM radio w/ external speakers, GPS, ODO shows 54 6 miscarbon fiber dash, windshield, a set of spare tires w/wheels, a set of.sand tires w/wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $ 119,000.00 Negotiable. Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3 8 2 3 a fuentes@fuentes 7 .com. mx. FOR SALE: Fresh Chevrolet Trophy Truck, SCORE Tagged, zero race miles since complete race prep and new engine. 418ci dry sump small block Chev, Dual MSD, Chrisman, 24 ea. 37" Goodyear project tires on Robby Gordon and Ultra headlocks, King, Hella, Mastercraft, PCI, Dual GPS, Lee, RPS, Fluidyne, Optima, Flameout, ready to race and win. $200,000.00 complete. Exten-sive spares package and custom enclosed trailer available. Con-tact Bob Gray (408) 221-0103 for full details and photos or Rich Minga, Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. February 2008 FOR SALE: 2002 JIMCO Single Seat 10 Car. Brand new Kroyer Honda, Motec Electronics New Wiring. Fox Shocks, Fortin 5 Speed Trans, Howe P/ S. Car is prepped by Jimco. Only has been raced 9 times. Car is fresh and ready for the 2008 season. $90,000 Mike Julson (619) 596-3360 FOR SALE: 2007 JIMCO Champion Series Class 1 Car. Brand New never been raced. Chevy LS7 , Al bins Sequential w/Converter, Fox Shocks, Howe Hydraulic Jacks, Hella Lights, All the bells and whistles. Call for more details. $250,000 Mike Julson (619) 596-3360 FOR SALE: HP Chevy Alumi-num Small Block VS. Built by Jim Horn Brand New, No Race Miles on Motor. Comes with Electronics. $15,000 Mike Julson (619) 596-3360 FOR SALE: 06 Ford Ranger 4x4, 7 300 Legal, Mastercraft, Ump, Racerunners, Goodyear, HID lites, Parker Pumper, Flameout, Race Radio, Fluidyne, lots of spares, $27,000.00 OBO. (619) 7 54-5099, (619) 444-2488. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Class 1/ 1500 Race Car, SCORE Tagged, Race Ready, LS 1, S4, King Shocks, Bumps, ProAm Hubs & Brakes, UMP, PWR Cooler, CNC, Howe, Mastercraft, Race Radio & Intercom, Light Bar, 42 Gallon Cell, 37" BFG's, AZ Street legal & Much More. $125,000.00 Spare package, trailer, Prerunner & Etc. Also Available. Call Dan (480) 688-7646 or email at --FOR SALE: Two 1/1600 racecars, best of everything, Lee Leighton Engines, Wright gear-boxes, Fox Shox, Fortin shifters, How Steering boxes, Kartek discs and hubs, CNC pedals, one is MORE 2004 Overall Points Champ, the other is a brand new duplicate (2 races) $20k/$30k. Call for details. (909) 209-3844. 96 Bronco, 4 W.D. King Coilovers, New Detroit Lockers w/ 4.11, 33" BFG's, A/ T, P/ S, A/C. $6,500.00 OBO. (928) 855-3151 or 9357. FOR SALE: Lucerne Valley Home. View Lot against Moun-tain Border's BLM land. PreRun courses A & Bout back gate, no trailoring. 1400 sq foot, 4 bed-room, 1 bath, 30x30 shop. Home is on Hauld Wate and Generator. Close to electric, good road. $265,000.00. Call Bob at (760) 792-5431. INDLl TO AD\/b.Q. 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