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2008 Volume 25 Number 5 Dusty Times Magazine

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t Volume 25 - Number s May 2008 ... -:..· . . i;:: ·-_· .. ::;; .. :·~;··:··;::. · .. ·. . . ·. ». . : ,_ BmlMMi---■11'1111 · , .. 'i~ Publisher Emerirus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-00.04 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., snapshot of the Month ... Ah, will we ever forget the thrill of an Oklahoma Land Rush start? This one took place at a SCORE Canada race in 1983. 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~e a stamped, self.addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x 10 will be considered. In.This ISSN ... FEATURES SCORE San Felipe 250 by Judy Smith ...................................................... 8 Rally Of Mexico by Martin Holmes ........................................................... 18 SNORE Mint 400 by John Calvin .................................................................. 22 Sno*Drift Rally by Jerry Winker ................................................................ 32 MDR Wildwash 250 by Steve Ruddick ...................................................... 34 California Rally Series Awards by Lynette Allison ................................... 37 Doo Wop Rally by Jim Culp ...................................................................... 39 CODE OASA Circulo K 250 by Byrle Moore .......................................... 42 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .................................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................... 6 Baja Pits ..................................................................................................... 47 BFG Person Of The Year .......................................................................... 49 Blue Ribbon Coalition ............................................................................. 50 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................ 52 Classified Ads ............................................................................................ 58 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................. 59 ON THE COVER It was a great win For Brian Collins at the SCORE San Felipe 250, he was under four hours at the finish, seen here flying his good looking Dodge Ram 1500. Photo by -Art Eugenio - Track.side Photo T.J. Flores was the big winner in the C lass 1 contest at the SNORE Mint 400 revival, he ran the 400 mde race in less than seven hours, pdq. · Photo by -Alan Madden - Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at cSub.rcribe :Joday lo DUSTY TIMES THI! FASTl!ST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THI! COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name Address _____________________ _ City _______________________ _ State----------~----Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Can D Truck.a 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 May 2008 Page 3

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I I 2aaa H~ppenlngs ... Ube FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All e~nts staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 Fo"REvER, LTD. 1665 DELAWARE ST. O SHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Sovrtt POINTE CIRCLE, SuITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: AMERICAN ThIALs AsSOCIATION AMA Obser~d Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM -PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE-(714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM LASELL, TECH INSPECTOR APT042 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MIDaco AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QuEBEC OFF RoAD C!Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CH.Au.ENGE BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OH Road Short Cours_e Racing & Special Event Marketing 4344 VALLEY VIEW AVE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DEsERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY !..As VEGAS, NV 89121 • 702-457-5775/FAX: 702-641-2431 August 21-24, 2008 Vegas To Reno September 26-28, 2008 Las Vegas 300 December 5-7, 2008 Henderson 300 BORE RACING 10 ELK MOUNTAIN DRIVE REDSTONE, CO 81623 -970-963-4563 623-853-3595 May 2-3, 2008 Red Garter 250 Wendover, NV July 4-.5, 2008 Horshue/ Cacrus Pete's 225 Jackpot, NV August 1.5-16, 2008 Ely 200 Ely, NV September 19-20, 2008 Red Garter 300 Wendover, NV BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box 411 WOODLANC> HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/ 760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All E~nts At California City, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR Cum AUToMOVILISTA]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD Dusty Times RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RAu,y SERIES <> May 31, 2008 Quartzite Rally Quartzite, AZ June 21, 2008 North Nevada Rally (2) Fernley, NV July 12, 2008 ldaho 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 CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AssOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 SAN QtmmN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO .HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUT0Movn.1snco SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENAO"., BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING AsSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT Cum P.O. Box 3187 P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CI.AIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVlLLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AUTOMOVILISTICA IIIAaUII NTlllll:at.-HIIACIII.,.. •• I O■.MIITS . , ... : I 'a ~ DCILI. ~ IIATfllHCINIIII Alfll'A'al. DVD■, May 2008 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OmtoAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA 0l l-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO CoLORADO Hw. CuMe AssOCIATION BARB VAHSHOLTI, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS On. SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 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, zoos November 7-91 2008 CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTQ, CA 95833 Continued next page . ' \. CORR ]IRE-11DR ¥' -CJ~ . .:z: -_. Pages:

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Tfllll Notes ... . "DNAL FLAG -We are terribly grieved to report the death of BJ Bates, son of Clong time friends Gary and Maxine Bates. Brendan Jason Bates, (BJ) was 35 years old when he passed away in Las Vegas on March 14, 2008. BJ started racing on a motorcycle when he was 12 years old and he was voted into the Checkers at the age of 14. He started racing buggies at 15, competing in Class 1, ½-1600, 5, 9 and 10. He also competed in Sprint Cars and TQ Midgets. He went pretty damn quick in all of them. He is sitting there now with Jean and Fud spinning race tales. A Celebration Of Life Memorial will be held on May 3, 2008, 11am to 6pm at the Bates residence, 18229 Hercules, Hesperia, CA. 760-244-4812. Our hearts go out to the Bates family, it is heart wrenching to lose a loved one but to lose a son is a tragedy. TREAD LIGHTLY -In an effort to raise money to combat urgent off-road .I. recreation issues on public land, the nonprofit Tread Lightly! is holding a major charity auction on eBay, June 2-11. More than 150 items have been donated from companies across the country for the cause, including a new UTV from John Deere, winches, helmets and plenty of powersports accessories. "Recreation access has come to a pivotal crossroads this year," said Tread Lightly!'s executive director Lori McCullough. "Tread Lightly! needs to grow its resources immediately to implement several education, communications and restoration initiatives designed to protect the outdoors and access." A few of the auction items include: Gator™ CX Utility Vehicle with Grille Guard from John Deere, Leather AGVSPORT riding jacket from Suzuki, 2 Sand Hauler Paddle rear ATV tires on Douglas .125 Aluminum wheels from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, TakT 981 Helmet from EVS Sports, Reima Mountain Shell Jacket from Sandance Sports, ODYSSEY™ ATV/PWC Battery from Enersys™, Set of 4 Dirt Devil II Tires from GBC Motorsports and "His and Hers Kawasaki / Monster Energy package" consisting of jackets, shirts, hats, a backpack, and other accessories. Get more information about the auction and see the rest of the products at For more information contact: Monica Clay -800-966-9900 or A MA N EWS -The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce ni:he U.S. Trophy Team that will take on the world at the 2008 International Six Days Enduro in Serres, Greece. For the 83rd ISDE, the following riders will contest the World Trophy Team Championship for Team USA: Descry Abbott, Kurt Caselli, Ricky Dietrich, Jimmy Jarrett, Nathan Kanney and Nathan Woods. "We are extremely honored to have riders of this caliber representing the United States at the ISDE," said AMA Off-Road Racing Director Chuck Weir. "Thanks to new selection procedures this year, we're able to name our Trophy Team much earlier than in the past. This not only allows us to field our best riders, but it gives everyone involved an opportunity to be as prepared as possible to represent the United States at this storied international event." One veteran on Team USA this year will be the 35-year-old Abbott, who is contesting the AMA FMF Racing National Hare & Hound Series for Monster Energy Kawasaki. The four-time AMA National Hare & Hound Champion is a two-time !SOE Gold Medalist and will be representing the United States on the Trophy Team for the fourth time. ft will be his fifth time competing in the event. GENERAL TIREITROPHYLITE -General Tire will be the official tire for the inaugural season of the 2008 KMC Wheels TROPHYLITE Championship Series Presented by KC HiLiTES. Beginning with the Best in the Desert Blue Water Gran Prix May 16-18, all TROPHYLITE competitors will be equipped with the new General Tire Grabber competition tires. The 2008 series will feature five races that will include both desert and short course settings. "We· are excited to form a partnership with TROPHYLITE LLC, and are looking forward to the feedback that we will be able to gain in our constant effort to provide the best tire for :fROPHYLITE competitors and off-road enthusiasts alike," said Tony Talbert, General Tire product manager. "We are pleased to have a company of General Tire's caliber sign on as the exclusive tire of TROPHYLITE, said Matt Scaroni, TROPHYLITE founder and CEO. "We believe the TROPHYLITE concept is the perfect match for General Tire and its quest to develop the best off-road tire on the market." General Tire has affirmed their commitment to the 2008 KMC Wheels TROPHYLITE Championship Serie Presented by KC HiLiTES by posting an additional $25,000 bonus to the purse. The purse for the 2008 KMC Wheels TROPHYLITE Championship Series Presented by KC HiLiTES is now an impressive tz1.iQQ. TROPHYLITE is an affordable spec racing concept which provides the average off-road enthusiast the chance to step from the sidelines into the driver's seat. TROPHYLITE offers not only a very affordable high performance spec race truck, but also the chance to compete in a real racing series. TROPHYLITE-manufactured trucks. are based on a light duty two-wheel drive production Chevrolet truck, with a TROPHYLITE LLC chassis, approved drive train, and approved suspension components. Chassis, drive train, and suspension components also must be spec TROPHYLITE LLC components. Through TROPHYLITE and its generous supporters, there is no question that the next big thing in off-road has arrived. Get off the sidelines and turn your dreams. into dust. RALLY N EW YORK -Celsus "Charlie" Donnelly, winner of Rally New York USA 2007, will be back this year seeking a second victory in a row. The Irish rally veteran is looking forward to the all-pavement format this year -no surprise as rally competitors from the Emerald Isle have a great deal of experience competing on asphalt. Donnelly's car will be the same Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 which carried him to victory last year. The only major change will be a coat of white paint to replace the silver and red of last year (made necessary by some body damage at another event). He views the use of a familiar machine as an advantage. "I know the car and I know what the car will do." Donnelly's co-driver during the successful '07 season, Noel Gallagher, is not available this year, so he will bring Barry Smith along to handle navigation. (Smith is, like himself, an Irishman from the Bronx.) Contact information and more information on all Rally New York events may be found at -._ IORE -We just heard from our grapevine that MORE is planning a 500 ff.I.mile race in the Lucerne Valley on May 24th. If you need some info on this, we suggest you contact MORE. SUBARU FLoATS AWAY -As the 'official brand of the great outdoors', Subaru vehicles are well known for their rugged abilities to cope with outdoor terrain. However, as every outdoors-oriented person knows, an off-road adventure can sometimes come to an abrupt halt when faced with the need to cross a deep river or stream. With this in mind, and even though the all-new Subaru Forester has the best ground clearance in its class, from April 01 all Subaru Foresters will be Page& 1-800-42 CORVA EXT42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE V Af< DEREN 2405 BAKER A VE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston County ORV Park, Ollm~ia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AllTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES · 455 E. Oc= BLVD., Sum 208 LONG BFACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 DllcATUR FoUR WHEEL DRivE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 TOM ALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMAf<DER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 E.A5rmN 0FF-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 f.NsENADA BAJA OFF RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 011-52-646-1715230 AARON Races [or bu~s & Motor~cles EsTERo BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIK>RNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLoRJDA OFF Ro.AD IJiuvER's ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mir, AP,-, May, Nov at Davidson Racewai FuDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING AssociATION 420 HosEA Ra-.D LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT Pl.ANES OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 ScoTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium 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 ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMOTIONs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 ]EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 All races [or ]eepspeed 1,2 & J KAMLooPS OFF RoAD RACING W1iu · Pm.ea Sparta & C:ti.oa Ce.ore,, KAMLOOPS, BC, CN<ADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 May 2008 I.As VEGAS SANDSPORTS & RACING AssN. OmlOAD ExP0 · GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 (626) 961-3782 <> <> <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Sp,-ing Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 LI.T.R.E. minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) JEFF faROD (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from (408) 926-0522 Spring Valley) )IM ARlJTA (408) 247-4402 OFF RoAI> ExPO ' SPIN CoMMUNICATIONS MAMARllrrA OFF ROAD RACING (415) 380-3890 LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO MEGHAN@sPINPR.COM PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 October 3-S, 2008 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX Pomona Fairgrounds 011-52-1637-1799 Pomona, CA MlcmGAN B uGGY BUII.DERS OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION Dune Buggy Trade Show Volunreered (517) 543-7214 PRESIDENT· GEOFF LEE <> 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 MlcmGAN OFF RoAD (615) 453-5830 CHAMPIONSHIPS CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. BRUCE MEYERS 15529 )ONES ROAD (865) 453-1005 GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTD. (517) 627-6200 MICHAEL MOORE Moto~cles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots onli (334) 271-7035 OlJTLAW REP. MAORA DON PONDER MID-AMERICA (314) 631-8190 OFF ROAD AssOCIATION (AU Races at Wheeli!!K in the Omn~ 900 Acres) P.O. Box664 Omo OFF RoADERS INc. GREENUP, IL 62428 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 <> )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 MDR PRODUCTIONS All races held at Harrison 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE Coun!}'. Fairl[ounds. Cadiz, Ohio SolJTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 ONTARIO OFF ROAD 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 RACERS AssOCIATION Cwlomb, Champioaahip Series· May 17, 2008 RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS Ridgecrest 200 (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Ridgecrest, CA OUI1..AW SEVEN PICKUP June 28, 2008 9269 UMMELMAN MDR400 Lucerne Valley ST. Louis, MO 63123 Double Points (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 August 16, 2008 PACE MOTOR SPORTS California 200 U.S. OH Road Champioaahip Lucerne Valley 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE Night Race AURORA, IL 60504 September 27, 2008 (630) 566-6100 Lucerne 250 <> Lucerne Valley "B" November 8, 2008 PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE Stoddard 250 RACING Barstow "B" -.J Supenti.tioa Champioaahip SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE June 14, 2008 SMITHTON, PA. 15479 G:oyote Wash 200 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 October 18, 2008 Superstition 250 Short Course Offroad Racing December 31, 2008 All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway Bud Light Dash M.O.R.E. PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 ENTHuSIASTS· (719) 685-4400 P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS 760-253-4453 OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ MOREKARTEK (856) 875-7591 Off Road Gold Cup Series Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT May 23-2S, 2008 July 18-20, 2008 COREY GOIN September 12-14, 2008 559-647-6132 December 5-71 2008 GOINRAClN@HOTMAIL.COM MSBA PRoTRucK MicmGAN SPORT BuGGY 14402 BoND COURT ASSOCIATION EL CAJON, CA 92021 DAVE BARRET 619-390-6252 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 MOTOWEST WINTER~ SF.RIES (712) 679-2221 BILL MARKHAM RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL (909) 860-1857 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES <> All events at Perris Raceway 2008 Rally America National (At Reed Valley with a school) Champiomhip Series Schedule May 16-18 NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. Oregon Trail Rally RT. #1 - Box 380 Hillsboro, OR DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN June 6-7 PALATKA, FL 32177 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally (904) 325-5422 Wellsboro, PA July 11-12 (tentative) NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. New England Forest Rally · Butch Chapin Motonporta Promo-Bethel, Maine tiom Auguat 22-23, 2008 1404 EASr 3RD STREET Ojibwe Forests Rally HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 Bemidji, MN (612) 437-2459 Septemberll-14, 2008 NOORA Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO NoRTIIERN Omo OFF RoAD October 17-18, 2008 Dusty Times

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Lake Superior Performance Rally Houghton, Ml RAilYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS Eutern Sbltell Cluunpionaliip Central State, Cluunpionaliip Western States Championship R OCK CRAWLERS A SSOCIATION OF .AMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGo SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird .Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Im.Go OFF RoAD ExPosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRALLY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/ (630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., Sum A CALABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> Mav 30-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 ~. 2008 13th SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Primm, Nevada November 19-22, 2008 41stTecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja California, Mexico • select classes, closed-course e11ent SNORE SourHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTirusIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 ~v 9-11, 2008 SNORE Dusty Times 250 June 20-22, 2008 SNORE KC Hilites Midnight Special October 3-S, 2008 SNORE 250 November 14-16, 2008 SONS OF TuuNoER 4 WHEELERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SoUTHEASTERN OFF RoAD CliAu.ENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore -(224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPO MEGA PltODUCI10NS 3129 S. HACIENOA BLVD. #322 HAclENOA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SolITHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BoNNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROSI, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SourHERN 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) LTD. P.O. Box 706 T o YsFoR ToTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 Dusty Times Tl'IIII Natas ••• fitted with AWF, or "All-Wheel Flotation" system. AWF complements Subaru's legendary symmetrical AWD system and works by deploying four flotation balloons -similar to an internal airbag system - from each wheel and is activated by a water sensor in the front bumper. When the system senses water, it activates four lightweight air pumps to quickly fill the balloons and then allows the brave-hearted to float their car across deep bodies of water. Subaru spokesman, Aprilla Furst said: "We believe this technology will be a great hit with our active Subaru buyers. However, while the AWF package comes with its own kayak oars as standard equipment for more difficult crossings, there are some obvious potential pitfalls and therefore we only advise drivers to enter rivers slowly to allow for full inflation, to cross rivers with a current less than 10mph and to ·avoid crossing near rapids and waterfalls." While their system is sure to be a hit, there is already opposition to the u e of the technology, and the makers of the children's movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are reported to be considering suing for intellectual copyright on all floating or indeed flying cars ... We at Subaru of America hope you have a happy April 1. Not really. It's an April First joke. We don't sell such a system and we don't advocate you try to float your Forester in water. The Legal guys make us add this. BALDWIN RACING SIGNS MCGRATH · Seven-Time Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath will be bringing his high flying skills to the exciting world of Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) fulltime as the newest member of Baldwin Racing. McGrath, who first got a taste of high adrenaline, high horsepower short course off road racing in 2005, became a serious contender in '07 driving a Baldwin Prepared Pro 2® (Two wheel drive 800hp) truck with the CORR "Guest Driver" program in 2007. Now with three more CORR events under his belt, he's back full time in 2008 for the full nine weekend race schedule. SCORE POINTS• Literally taking it one race at a time, California desert racers Cory Boyer and Adam Pfankuch find themselves locked in a tie for the Overall and Class 1-2/ 1600 point standings after two rounds of the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series. After Boyer, of Bakersfield, won the season-opener in Laughlin, Nev., with Pfankuch, of Carlsbad, placing third, the pair flopped podium positions in San Felipe, Mexico to stand tied with 129 points each. Round 3 of the 2008 SCORE Desert Series will be the 40th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, to be held May 29-June 1, in Ensenada, Baja. With SCORE points based both on number of starters and placing position within each class, Class 1-2/ 1600 had 16 starters in Laughlin and a race-high 28 starters in San Felipe. Class 1 had 27 and 18 starters at the first two races while SCORE Trophy-Truck had 24 and 17 vehicles take the green flag. Class 1-2/ 1600 has five drivers in the top 10 of the current UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION (775) 224-1327 May 23-26, 2008 Yerington 250, Yerington, NV July 19-20, 2008 Fallon 200 Fallon, NV August 30-Sept 1, 2008 Yerington 250 Yerington, NV October 4-S, 2008 Prairie City, CA October 25-26, 2008 Prairie City, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFRoADCum PB.OFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF RoAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 W ISCONSIN OFF ROAD FEsnv AL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 WORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING P.O:Box 99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-nn FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFlCE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS Luis RENE MoNTAl-:io C. CAUADA INOEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL. INSURGENTES EsrE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 Mav-4, 2008 Copa Autoproductos #3 Motorcycle & Quad Race June 28, 2006 Alvisa Night Race #4 Motorcycle & Quad Race September 6, 2008 Cocodrilos Poker Run Family Ride October 12, 2008 ZR Grand Prix #5 Motorcycle & Quad Race November 30, 2008 ZR Gran Prix De Campeones #6 Motorcycle & Quad Race ATTb.NTION Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES &ee. It ia the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't-hap&,en to be on your club rnaCng list. Don't call, but mail your 2008 schedules as soon as po11ible for listing in this col-umn; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUlliJliilDID 20761 Plum.mer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-5003 May 2008 SCORE Overall points while the unlimited Class 1 has three and the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck and Class 5/ 1600 have one each. The top 20 in SCORE Points are: 1. Cory Boyer, Bakersfield, Calif., Lothringer-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 129, 1. Adam Pfankuch,, Mirage-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 129. 3. B.J. Richardson, Bunderson-Chevy (Class 1), 128 4. Pat Dean, L Bunderson-Chevy (Class 1), 122 5. Marcos Nunez, (Class 5/ 1600), 114 6. B.J. Baldwin, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 113 6. Dave Caspino, Lothringer-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 113 8. Hiram Duran, Amplified-VW (Class 1-2/1600, 111, 9. Chuck Dempsey, HMS-Chevy (Class 1), 108, 10. Edgar Avalos, Kreger-VW (Class 1-2/1600), 107, 11. Darnen Jefferies, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 105, 11. Rod Hall, · Hummer H3 (Stock Mini), 105, 11. Donald Moss, Ford Bronco (Class 3), 105, 14. Robbie Pierce, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 103, 15. Kevin Carr, VW Baja Bug (Class 5), 99, 15. Ramon Fernandez, (Class 11), 99, 17. Mark Post/ Rob MacCachren, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 98, 17. Cody Robinson, Curry-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 98, 19. Armin Schwarz, Jimco-BMW (Class 1), 96, 19. Steve Mamer, Raceco-VW (SCORE Lite), 96. 'DNAL FLAG -Charlie Jetton, a retired Phoenix Firefighter who has been with I" the Flamingo Racing Team since 1992 passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2008. Charlie helped prep the truck, was a goffur for parts, ran the main pit and chased the entire Baja Peninsula. Charlie is survived by his wife, Rhonda, two sons and several grandchildren. Charlie will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace. BFG MOT0RSPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR - Rob MacCachren was named BFG Motorsports 2007 Person Of The Year, recognizing his many accomplishments in the sport of Off Road Racing. Rob was recognized for his many contributions to the off road industry, numerous business accomplishments and for the 40'h annual SCORE Baja 1000 victory. The award was presented at the Menzies Motorsports open house in Las Vegas following an announcement that MacCachren will be driving for Menzies in 2008. To win the award, the person must have made a significant contribution to racing both on and off the track, demonstrated a commitment to excellence with an uncompromising passion for motorsports, shown a sincere dedication to improve off-road motorsports for all competitors and leave a positive lasting mark. "I am proud to recognize Rob as our newest recipient of this honor," said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. Born with an inherent love for off-roading, MacCachren established his penchant for kicking up the dust at an early age. He began racing dirt bikes over the rigors of the terrain near his hometown of Las Vegas and by the time he was eight years old, won the Nevada State Motorcycle Championship. Having earned more than 100 victories and 15 career championships since the beginning of his off-road racing career, MacCachren has consistently proven to be a formidable force in any off-road venue. After forming his own race team, MacCachren Motorsports, in 1997, MacCachren has shown considerable strength and character in developing a first class operation run solely by family members. A few notable accomplishments for MacCachren include earning Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) Driver of the Year award four times. He also achieved the Triple Crown in 1987 when he took the SNORE, SCORE International Off-Road Racing and High Desert Racing Association (HORA) Driver of the Year awards. Throughout the 2007 off-road racing season, MacCachren was nearly unstoppable, capturing 12 wins in two separate classes in Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) competition. MacCachren and his co-driver Mark Post also grabbed four wins in SCORE and Best in the Desert (BITD) races before the duo joined forces with off-road stalwart, Carl Renezeder, to take on the 40'h annual SCORE Baja 1000. Facing a near-record field of 424 starting entrants, the trio ofBFGoodrich Tires drivers recorded the fastest overall speed in a four-wheel vehicle over the grueling 1,296 mile course down the rugged peninsula of Baja California, Mexico, to capture the 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000 overall tide and thusly the SCORE Desert Series point championship. 'T"oYOTA MlLEST0NE AWARDS• Following the first two of five races in the .A. 2008 SCORE Desert Series, 22 of SCORE's toughest drivers are in the hunt to earn 2008 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. A pair of Nevada father and son . teams lead the way as Las Vegas' Bobby Baldwin and his son B.J. Baldwin race in separate Chevy Silverado trucks in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division while Reno's Rod Hall drives a Hummer H3 in the Stock Mini class and his youngest son Chad drives a Hummer H3Alpha in Stock Full. Toyota is presenting these prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 23rd consecutive year. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those drivers who finish every required mile of every race in the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series."Toyota is proud to honor the world's best desert racing drivers," said Les Unger, national motorsports manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "For over two decades, we have had the privilege of presenting the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards to the toughest racers on the planet." Through Round 2, 22 Racers have completed every required mile in the five-race 2008 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE TROPHY-TRUCK • B.J. Baldwin, Bobby Baldwin, Darnen Jefferies, Robbie Pierce. Class 1 - Pat Dean, Chuck Dempsey, B.J. Richardson. Class 1-2/ 1600 - Edgar Avalos, Cory Boyer, Cory Boyer, Dave Caspino, Hiram Duran, Adam Pfankuch, Cody Robinson. Class 3 -Donald Moss. Class 5 - Kevin Carr. Class 5/ 1600 - Marcos Nunez. Class 7SX - Heidi Steele. SCORE Lite - Steve Mamer. Class 11 -Ramon Fernandez. Stock Full -John Griffin, Chad Hall. Stock Mini - Rod Hall. RAll.Y NEW YORK, USA 2008. It was all smiles among Subaru Rally Team USA, as their team of Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino (Subaru Impreza WRX STI) took first overall at Rally New York USA. At the end of nearly 400 miles of motoring, and 100 miles of high-speed special stages, the two Californians were over three minutes ahead of the NC Rally Team car of Otis Dimiters/Dominik Jozwiak (Subaru Impr za WRX). Martin Donnelly/Stephen Duffy (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8) complete the top three. For Block/Gelsomino, it was a smooth performance -the only glitch was a flat tire in the middle of the pay today. On the other hand, the car of Di miters/ Jozwiak suffered from various minor problems, ranging from a loose intercooler hose to a lack of fuel pressure. In the two-wheel-drive category, Bruce Davis/ Jimmy Brandt (Dodge Neon SRT-4) were clear winners. Hampton Bridwell/Josh Katinger (Ford Focus SVT) were second, over three minutes back, and were the best-placed Production 2WD entry. Mark Lawrence/ Robert Maciejski (Volkswagen Golf) had been expected to be among the top finishers, but withdrew after an off-course excursion. 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ll!U T■CATI! SAN F■LIPI! 250 CDlllns ava,alls It All PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Brian Collins was the big winner at the SCORE San Felipe 250, he took the Trophy Truck win and the overall as well in his Dodge. SAN FELIPE, "Mex: Brian Collins did all the driving in his Dodge Trophy Truck, at SCORE's San Felipe 250, and finished the day with the abso-lute overall win. He beat even the bikes, finishing in the time of 3:44: 16, and averaging 62.069 miles per hour. The fastest bike to the finish, the Honda of Robby Bell and Johnny Campbell came in after four hours and eight minutes an average speed of 56 miles per hour. The race this year returned to San Felipe after a hiatus caused by political issues in 2007. Those problems had caused the San Felipe officials to cancel the race, and so SCORE moved the entire thing over to the west coast, starting in Ensenada and finishing in Santo Tomas. The entry was huge, since the relocated race attracted the folks who live in the Ensenada area, as well as those who, for whatever rea-sons, preferred racing on the west side of the peninsula. Some declared they disliked the "whoops" in San Felipe, others said they preferred the short trip to Ensenada. After many months of nego-tiations·, culminating. in the promise of at least a partial re-turn of dollars that had been paid in advance for hotels in San Feljpe in '07, the race went back to the gulf side for 2008. But rumors flew that no one would go. Between the eco-nomic slowdown which has af-fected some of off road's big teams, and the stories about events that happened during' the November Baja 1000, it was "deduced" that this would be a very low entry event. As it turned out, it was certainly lower than last year's Baja 250, but this year's race enjoyed the third largest entry for a San Felipe event in its 22 year his-tory. If one includes the 2007 Baja 250, it was the fourth larg-est. The pre-race festivities ran much as always, with the good-natured congestion of contin-gency and t-shirt booths and tech inspection on the melacon on Friday, and the race start-ing early on Saturday. The A great Class 1 win went to Armin Schwarz, he's seen here churning up the dust as he heads for home in his Jimco-BMW weather was glorious after the cold winter u p north, but clouds moved in late Friday to hint of a chance of rain on Sat-urday. Racers pushing their cars through the crowds told folks they were glad to be back in San Felipe, and San Felipe residents, both Mexican an d Gringo, d ecla red tha t they were glad to have the race back. Apparently racers who don't like the east side of the penin-sula stayed home. One small item caused some confusion this year. Because California moved their switch from Pacific Standard Time to Daylight Savings Time up a few weeks, and San Felipe wouldn't be changing over until the more usual third week in March, we weren't all on the same time. Race time was San Felipe time. This meant that unless they were using atomic clocks and watches, folks were inclined to be an hour early for things. Not a major issue, but a nuisance. There was a heavy police presence, including some troops borrowed from Mexicali. A corps of quad-mounted female cops, in vests and with side-arms, patrolled the melacon from sunrise un-t il t h e festivit ies were over. There were certainly no obvi-ous d isturbances. The lady cops were o n duty for the week-end, along wi th the Mexicali cops, some of whom drove four wheel d rive trucks. For added security on race day, there was a military pres-ence (reportedly brought over from the mainland) in addition to the regular police, keeping the crowd under control. It hardly seemed necessary, as the start line crowd at San Felipe is usually quite orderly and po-lite. However, it did relieve the crush up around the actual · start, and made it safer for the racers. The course was a 228 mile loop, starting at the San Felipe arches and heading northward past Three Poles. Up at the top it circled to the west and ran parallel and close to Highway 3, all the way up to San Matias Pass. Then there was a sharp left, and the racers headed south, alongside Diablo Dry Lakl!, to Morelia Junction, and then along Morelia Road, stay-... ing up in the highlands all the way to Matomi was·h. At that point the course turned <i,aSt, and then north east, almost down to Old Puertecitos Road. Then they headed westward, and uphill, up Azufre pass, made a sharp right tum, and nearly intersected the south-bound course, but turned north again, and dropped into Huatamote and followed it all the way down and to the base of Chanate Wash, then paral-leled the old road and came in to the finish through the dirt road that skirts the edge of town, to finish in the vacant lot next to the Tecate building. There were four checkpoints. The time limit was ten hours. Adam Pfankuch took the big win in the 1/2-1600 fracas, he's seen here exploding out of a ditch in his Mirage. Don Moss always makes it look easy, he took the Class 3 win at San Felipe in his Ford Bronco, seen here at speed. A new feature, installed by the San Felipe officials, was a section similar to the wash in Ensenada. They'd put up some bleachers, and built a small Mark Post and Rob MacCachren had to settle for a second place B.J. Richardson, Bunderson-Chevy, emerges from the silt on his Alex Navarrete drove his Jimco to a second place finish in 1-2/ finish this race, seen here in their Ford F-150 Trophy Truck. way io a second place finish in the Class 1 battle. f 600, he was a mere two minutes out of the win. Pages May 2008 Dusty Times

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Pietro Brassea took the Class 5 honors at San Felipe, he's seen here rushing through the loose stuff. It was a nice Class 7 win for A.J. Rodriguez, he's seen here hustling his Ford Ranger to the finish line. They never got out. Collins won by eight minutes. At the finish he said, "I probably drove not very well today, but Billy had me on my-marks." He noted that there were a "lot of bikes, even non-racers, on the course." For a while there were stories that he'd run over sev-eral bikers as he made his way to the finish, but once the vari-ous bikers came in, it became clear that he'd startled a couple of them as he blew past, and they'd fallen as a result. One bike was hit, but it had already crashed, and there was only minor damage. No one was injured, no one protested, but the rumor mongers had a fine time with it all. Collins de-jump (not a booby trap, but a planned jump), right off the start line, which attracted a .. good crowd. For this race, SCORE had made mandatory the use of the lritrack GPS tracking system on all race vehicles. Cars and trucks were required to use the units that include radio com-munication, but bikes and quads had a simpler setup that didn't allow voice communica-. tion. The essence of the system is that each vehicle can be tracked all the way, in nearly real time. There's a slight de-lay as the signal is shunted from one satellite to another, but every record is updated ev-ery two to five minutes. A big plus is that a pit crew with a lap top can follow their racer and know almost immediately when it's stopped or off course. The system adds a degree of safety to the race that hadn't been seen in Baja before. It's run by a team of seven or eight computer geeks, led by racer Steve Myers. For the duration of the race, those on active duty watch the computers in their trailer (which is stationed near the finish line), and any time a vehicle stops it emits a signal, both audible and visual, which alerts one of the crew to locate it on the map, and call them on a sat phone. Usually, within about two minutes of the vehicle sending its distress signal, the lritrack technician will have voice contact. They then ask the driver (or whoever responds) what's caused the vehicle to stop. Most times it's a flat ti-re, or some other me-chanical .problem, but every now and then the vehicle will have turned over, or hit some-thing hard enough to do seri-ous damage. Once they've as-certained that medfral help isn't needed, the hitrack per-son hangs up. If medical help is needed, they immediately radio the medic team the exact GPS coordinates of the vehicle, and the helicopter or ambu-lance can go directly to the in-jured racer. (Bikers and quad riders have a red button which they can hit to signify that they need medical help ASAP -and it was utilized with efficiency on more than one occasion at San Felipe.) One nice feature of this sys-tem is the sat phone. An up-grade is available which allows the racer to call his chase crew, o r his pit crews, o r even his family at home and keep them apprised of the situation. And that family at home can follow the race vehicle's progress on their computer. Another feature is the abil-ity to track "course compli-ance·". If SCORE knows that a particular area near the course may look inviting to potential short-coursers, they can iden-tify that area to the lritrack folks, who will then mark the designated area as a "no go" territory, or "instant disquali-fication" area. Then, as the race progresses, any racer who moves into that area can be spotted, identified and dis-qualified for his off course ex-cursion . That feature should be up and working for the Baja 500. Aside from the high tech stuff, it was a fine example of a San Felipe race course. There were trees to avoid, cactus wait-ing to leap into the cars, and miles and miles of whoops . Soft sand made some sections miserable, and the silt beds around Diablo were as ex-pected: deep and treacherous. And at the end of the day, as they finished the race, many a racer said, ''I'm so glad to be back in San Felipe!" Go figure. The rain didn't materialize, but the approaching storm brought-wind_ that helped keep the course clear of dust for the most part. The Trophy Trucks, first of the four-wheeled ve-. hides to leave the start area, went off the line about three hours behind the final Sports-man bikers and quad riders. At Check 3, which was at Mile 192, up at the top and between Huatamote Wash and Azufre Wash, the lead be.longed to Collins. He had eight minutes on Mark Post, who'd had a rear flat, and his partner, Rob MacCachren in their Ford. In third it was Chad Ragland, in his Toyota, another three min-utes back. Ragland was having a good run, but his navigator, Marcos Nunez took the gold medal in the Class 5-1600 fracas, he's seen -here on hard ground in his heavily bedecked Bug. Matt Riggle, wasn't really happy. At Mile 25 they'd driven into a big cactus, which came into the cab with them briefly. They'd tossed it out of the truck, but Riggle had cac-. tus spines everywhere it was possible. They were in his chest, legs, arms, hands and even his fa~. But there were no plans to stop and remove them. Fourteen minutes be-hind the lead the Vildosola team, Gus and Gus, Jr., was tied with Roger Norman, both in Fords. Will Staats, Jesse James and Todd Wyllie had all broken early. Wyllie had gone only seven miles when he 'twisted the driveshaft" and it "yanked the back end of the transmission out." He said there'd been "not much point in going on -but I'm all set for the next one!" Collins stayed firm in the front. MacCachren said he "tried to play it safe -then I re-alized Brian was goin' fast, so I had to push harder." Brian was indeed going fast, and aside from a preventive rear_ tire change halfway through the day, he. had no stops for anything. Billy Goerke, who rides with him, said "It was clared that "Sal puts on the best *!!#*! race in the world -this is the kind of course I love!" Collins had won twice at San Felipe previously, in 2000 and 1999, both times in Class 8. This was his first Trophy Truck win here. In second place it was Post and MacCachren. Their truck had been dumping tranny fluid or oil for the latter part of the trip, but they'd stopped only once for the early tire damage. They were a little less than three minutes in front of Ragland, who'.d had a good day except for the cactus. He left hurriedly toJind someone with needle nose pliers to help pull the stickers out of Riggle. Fourth place went to the Vildosola team. Gus, Sr. drove the first half of the way, and had an uneventful trip. His son, Tavo, had no mechanical trouble, but lost time with flats. At one point he'd flat-tened one tire, and as it lost air, it made the truck go side-ways and they slid into some-thing nasty and flattened an-other. So they had two tires to change. That cost them about 12 minutes because their CO2 bottle had gone missing, and Continued next page r---------------------, John Holmes took the coveted gold medal in the Class 7SX race, he's seen here with the hammer down in his Ford Ranger. It was a decent second place finish in 5-1600 for Jose Montoya, A second place finish in Class 7SX went to Alonso Gonzales, seen Noah Ostanik drove his Ford F-150 to a decent second place finish he's seen here at speed on his way to the finish line. here kinda skirting the silt in his Ford Ranger. at San Felipe, seen here racin' on the hard stuff. Dusty Times ·May 2008 Page 9

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(. ! l. Mike Lawrence lets it all hang out as he corners hard, Mike took a It was a second place finish in SCORE Lite for Luis Barragan, he's John Griffin raced his Ford F350 to a second place finish in the Stock Full Class, he's seen here at speed. second place finish in Class 10 in his Lothringer. seen here negotiating a turn in his Curry race car. they had to use pliers to re-Then it took 50 minutes to re-and B.J. cleared them by a move the wheel nuts, and the place the transmission. B.J. scant six inches. pliers weren't well suited to the said he'd pre-run the "back Eight minutes behind him it job. Then they had another flat half" of the course a lot be-was Robbie Pierce, in his almost in sight of the finish cause he thought it would be Chevy. He reported three flat line, at Mile 226. In fifth place really important. "And the re-tires, and said, "I'm still learn-it was Norman, who drove all suit was I screwed up the front ing how to drive." Cameron the way. He'd had one flat and section. I got on a road that Steele and Rick Geiser came in had lost his front limiter straps was going to go off the course, ninth in the Cadillac, having twice. Sixth went to Ron so I had to go through trees replaced a driveshaft. They'd Whitton, another Ford, who and spectators to get back on also had some flats, and Geiser also drove all the way. His the right course. I screwed up had no brakes for the final ten truck had been overheating big time. I was terrified!" He miles or so. and he'd stopped for water a later had a very scary incident In tenth it was Pete Sohren couple of times, arrd was down when, as he flew some big who'd had a flat after Zoo to seven cylinders by the time. whoo_ps, there was suddenly a Road, then the hood blew off he finished. Eig!H:h was B.J. pickup with five people in it, .at Mile 1 2, and at Mile 25 they Baldwin whose day was emo-going about ten miles an hour started to smell gas. Finally tionally difficult. His on the course. B.J. was in mid-they discovered that the fuel Chevrolet lost most of its gears air when he first saw it. The "elbow" had a hole worn in it on Dlablo Dry Lake and he driver of the pickup saw B.J. and it was spraying fuel be-drove from there, about Mile coming and pulled off course cause of it. They got that fixed, 80, to Mile 109 in first gear. through''the shrubs and trees,. and the starter was ;dead when BP/f 11.l BOBBEB B U/IIB t:UPB [rui]@][rui]@] I T A L V 2aa1 LEBAL BA ( RATED HELMETS I . ' \ ~ , li1Uiidi 0-CELBf tfi NBTCIIINI JJtl """'"" < Page 10 . ·-. ll#E BESH • srsrEM RACE RADIOS May·2ooa it was time to fire up again, so they fixed that also. But then their oil pump was locked up, and they had to fix it too. So they had a total down time of two hours. Darnen Jefferies was 11th in his Chevrolet. He'd had an axle problem and it had taken two hours to get the parts to him, and then just a half hour to make the repairs. His time was 7: 13: 14. In 12th it was Bobby Baldwin, in a Chevrolet, who'd lost his trans-mission early. The spare, as they usually are, had been in the wrong place, and it took three and a half hours to get him going again. Later in the day he'd also replaced a starter. The final finisher in the Tro-phy Truck class was the new Chevy of Nick and Larry Vanderwey, who both drove. Their day had been very long. This was their first race in th_~, Trophy Truck class, and the truck wasn't quite finished. It had no lights. Their reasoning had been that they would be in the first class to start, a really falit class, and they'd surely fin. ish before dark. They didn't. It was eight o'clock San Felipe time (which was race time) by the time they arrived. They'd started losing their transmis-sion early, and from Mile 30 to Mile 93 they'd stopped for wa-ter and ice to cool it down so it would last 'ti! they got to the replacement. When they did, it took an hour and 45 minutes to replace the trans. Basically they said that the race was their test time. They decided they liked being in a Trophy Truck and they're happy they made the switch. The remaining· truck, the Ford of Garron Cadiente, was out before Check 3 with a blown transmis-sion. In Class 1, which had 18 starters, the lead at Check 3 be-longed to B.J . Richardson in his Chevy Bunderson. But he had Armin Schwarz in the BMW powered Jimco hard on his tail, only nine seconds back. In third it was Luis Ramirez, Jr., from Cabo, in an HMS Chevy, and Enrique Bujanda, from Texas, had his Porter Chevy in fourth, with Pat Dean in another Bunderson Chevy in fifth place. Three cars had gone missing before Check 1, in-cluding Eric Chase in a Penhall Chevy. He'd lost a spindle and was on the radio early trying to borrow ne from another racer, . but apparently couldn't get it done. Brian Hudson, in a Hus-tler Chevy, was· also out and John Harrah's Viper powered Jimco had had terminal clutch trouble. Another couple of cars fell out before Check 3 includ-. ing the Jimco Chevy of Brian Parkhouse and Tom Ridings, which had been in the lead at _Check 2, but developed an "axle problem." Schwarz had no problems, and at Mile 112 turned the car over to Martin Christensen, who moved into the Lead. Richardson, who said he'd "cooled it for the first 26 miles to be sure his rear shocks would live", was his closest' competition. He'd blown four sets of rear shocks in pre-run-ning that first 26 miles, so he wasn't feeling too secure. They came across the finish line so close together it was im-possible to know who'd won. But after the timing and scor-ing folks fed it through the computer, Schwarz and Christensen had the victory by 12 seconds. Christensen said there'd been "absolutely no suspension since I got in!" He'd had no mechanical prob-lems or flats however. Richardson had hit a tree, which broke a front limiter strap and he'd gone the rest of the way without it. He'd also had some problem with stick-ers in the car with him. These two were about five minutes up Rodrigo Ampudia Jr. had a great race, he's seen here going into a left hander the hard way in his Ford F-150. Dusty Times

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Chad Ragland is almost obscured in the silt as he hustles to a third Luis Rameriz Jr. drove his HMS Chevy to a third place finish in Class It was a bronze medal finish for Cory Boyer in the Class 1/2-1600 battle, he's seen here heading for the flag in his Lothringer. place finish in Trophy Truck in his Toyota Tundra. 1, he was less than five minutes out of the class win. on Ramirez, who said this was seventh it was Josh Rigsby and their car with a paintball gun, "the roughest course I've ever Steve Ewers in a Penhall splattering-it with multicolored been on." It was, he said, much Chevy. They had a c.v. boot blotches. Sal Fish was so in-rougher than the course down come off at Mile 55, 68 and 93, censed at this (and because of around Cabo San Lucas, where and said they'd had to re-hose-others that also came in with he usually races. He'd had no clamp it each time. Pat Dean paintball splotches on them) flats, but his steering wheel was eighth in his Bunderson that he brought the San Felipe had come loose briefly. Four-· Chevy, and all he could say was mayor and attorney over to teen minutes behind him, "Damn, what a day! The have a look, and hear where it Enrique Bujanda was fourth motor's going up in smoke!" had happened. It was only a reporting no flats and no prob-Ninth place went to Chuck short distance before the fin-lems, but he said he'd hit a Dempsey and Mark Levrett in ish it seemed, so they quickly tree. In fifth it was Paul Keller, an HMS Chevy. Levrett had sent some cops out there and another ten minutes back in • been stuck twice and he lost arrested the unthinking miscre-his Jimco Chevy. He'd run into reverse gear. They said they ants. a stalled car on the course and 'broke the tow rope five times." In 11th place it was Barry flattened one of his own tires Bad day; Tenth went to Billy Karakas and Andy Birchard in in the process, which cost him Gasper who drove all the way their BK Fab Chassis, with an five or ten minutes, and his c.v. in his Porter Chevy, with LS? motor. They'd got some boots came off, which took an-brother Dave riding along. At fuel that had been contami-other 20 minutes to fix. Mile 145 they'd hit a tree and nated somehow, and had to Sixth place went to Jeff had to use their jack to get deal with dirt in a fuel line. Farris who'd had no flats and themselves free. The entangle-They also had a couple of flat no problems with his HMS ment tore a c.v. boot, so they tires. Dale Ebberts and Brad Chevy. He wasn't so sure about had to repack it with grease Etter were 12th, and the final his own body however, saying, and patch it also. Then, adding finishers in the class. Their "it was rough, I think I com-insult to injury, some fools at Porter Chevy had developed a pressed a disc in my back!" In the side of the course shot crack in the water reservoir, and at Mile 45 they'd lost all next section, and the Hutchins their water. They'd used JB team got a firm hold on their Weld on the seam and refilled lead, even though their clutch it and went on, but it still had been going away since Mile oozed some. Finally, they put 80. Lawrence and Crosthwaite duct tape on it, and that held were running neck and neck, much better, making it a long but fourth place Sergio Salgado time before it would get hot and Ricardo Corvera had again. Their time was 8:27:08. rolled over and had had to lib-Class 10 was next off the erate a pit sign from an unwary line. There were seven entries, team and press it into· service and one of them, Jose Perez, as a roof to the one was out before he got to Check torn off in the roll-over. They 1. Then another dropped out were almost three hours be-by Check 2. At Check 3 the hind the leader in a Lothringer lead belonged to Brendan Fikes Honda. in his P-orter Honda, and he At the finish it was C .J. had three minutes on Mark and Hutchins, who'd been in the C.J. Hutchins in their Kreger car from Mile 168. He said the Honda, who were second. clutch was entirely gone by Their GPS had gone away by then, but everything else was in Mile 30. In third i_t was Alex good shape, and he and his dad Crosthwaite in a Jimco Honda. won by a margin of 26 minutes. Mikey Lawrence ran fourth Second place went to here, in his Lothringer VW, a Lawrence, who'd lost a power little less than a half hour off steering belt and had a flat. He the lead pace. drove all the way, and called it Fikes dropped out in the Continuednextpage • .. ,. . ·ns March 1st -May 31st 2008 Skyjacker® has the performance shocks you need for your on or off-road vehicle. 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There was some hard surface out there, Alonso Angulo is seen here Rich Severson is seen here driving his Ford Ranger to a third place Alejandro Crosthwaite, Jimco-Honda is seen here on his way to a heading to a third place finish in the Class 5-1600 fracas. finish in the hotly contested Class 7SX. "one helluva course!' Since he Arturo Honold in their Curry, In second place it was the fa-drove a VW powered car he was when they got to Check 3, ther and son team of Luis eligible for a share of the where they had about 12 min-Barragan, Sr., who drove all Volkswagen contingency, utes on second place Luis the way, and Jr., who rode all which fattened his purse by Barragan and Luis, Jr. in an-the way in their Curry. They $500 for this race, and puts other Curry. In third it was said they "just put gas in -noth-him into contention for the Rick St. John and Vic ing else." But they did lose a end of the year $20,000 bonus Bruckmann in their Duve II, fan belt six or seven miles from for the VW powered car with and fourth belonged to Gary the finish, and didn't stop to the highest points total. Third Johnson and Todd Starks in a replace it. In third it was was Alex Crosthwaite who'd Messick. Mike Williams was Johnson and Stark whose mo-had electrical problems in ad-fifth in a Meco and sixth be-tor had died in the silt, appar-dition to an overheating en-longed to Steve Mamer in a ently because the air cleaner gine. He said the motor blew Raceco. got clogged. Fourth place went up at the last check. Fourth, al-Malo and Honold, who had to Mamer who'd broken a bot-most three hours down to the one flat each, stayed in front tom front arm by -the time he winning car, Salgado and and took the win. They said got to Check 1. He said he Corvera were the final team to they had pre-run "a lot". didn't lose a lot of time be-finish. Malo's flat was a little difficult cause his "pit guys were fast." The SCORE Lite cars to change because he'd bent Later on he lost the spark plug started next, with 16 ·starters, the wheel up on whatever he on his number two cylinder, all eligible for Volkswagen con-hit, and couldn't get at the nut but the BFG pit at Morelia tingency. Two of them dropped to take the flat off. He had to fixed that for him. In fifth it out early, one being Bill do some hammering with a was Williams who broke his Hernquist who was reported rock before he could get the power steering ram and also out because he had no spare lug wrench in place. Honold had a shifter problem. Sixth axle. Of the rest, the lead be-said their motor was "beauti-went to Jake and Scott Jones, longed to Roberto Malo and ful." They won by 17 minutes. another father and son team, Page 12 May 2008 third place finish in the Class 10 battle at San Felipe. in a Chenowth. They finished about six thirty San Felipe time on a right rear tire that was ab-(race time) and dark. He was solutely flat, and said their mo-the final finisher in the class, tor was "blown up as well." Sev-with a time of 7:56:12. enth place went to Hector and Next to take off were the Gabriel Martinez in a Jimco. Class 8 trucks, with six start-They'd broken a rear limiter ers. Three of them disappeared strap. Lee Banning, Sr. and before they got to the first Lee, Jr. finished eighth in their check. Rodrigo Ampudia was Foddrill, and in ninth it was buildtng a good lead, even with another father and son team, one flat, and by the time he got sort of. Bob Carr and Perry to Check 3 in his Ford he had McNeil shared the driving in a half hour on Noah Ostanik their Lothringer. Carr is the in his Ford. Ostanik had lost a father of Kevin, who races in plug wire in the first ten miles Class 5. In their SCORE Lite of his trip. Running third was Car and McNeil ran out of gas Beny Canela, in another Ford, at Mile 156 and lost an hour. already two hours down for Michael Bennett was tenth in some reason. SCORE Lite, and the last fin-Rodrigo, Jr. took over for isher in the class in his Duvel!. his dad, to finish the race. He's He said he'd had "Mr. Toad's been racing short course off wild ride." He had electrical road, and found this to be problems in Matomi that cost "easier", he said that in the him an hour, and from Check desert you're "not going 110% 4 on he'd had to use a flash-all the time." But he admitted light because it had gone dark that making the car finish was and he had no lights. It was a big challenge, Rodrigo and Dusty Times

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It was a third place finish in SCORE Lite for Gary Johnson, he's Gus Vildosola Jr. was a bit off the winning pace, he had to settle for Enrique Bojunda was first out of the money at San Felipe, he's seen here nicely airborne in his good looking Porter Chevy. seen here with the hammer down in his Messick race car. a fourth place finish in his Ford FT 50 Trophy Truck. his dad took the win, finishing the fact that it's a loop event. Pfankuch said it had been kind 40 minutes in front of Max's truck is a Ford. The of "intense." Navarette said Ostanik. Up in one of the other entry was Jason and Jeff he'd had "a little problem" with washes Ostanik had a scary Horsley from Utah, in a Chevy. his carburetor, but no other situation crop up. He came Sadly, the Horsley truck got trouble. Alex Navarette drove upon a Class 1 car sideways on only past Check 2 before break-the second half, so he and his the course and stuck. The guy ing permanently. Post also brother had used a few minutes had his tow strap tied to the failed to finish, because he had for a driver change at Mile 165. back of his car, so he could be serious brake problems and They were just two minutes and pulled around straight. didn't have any spare parts. It 32 seconds behind Pfankuch. Ostanik had no choice but to was a moot point however, be-Boyer was third, seven minutes attach it to his truck and get cause he'd been DQ'd for a back on corrected time. In the car straightened away, be-"technical violation", which fourth it was Dave Caspino in cause he had the course was the fact that he was run-a Lothringer, saying he'd hurt blocked. The co-driver of the ning BFG tires rather than the his neck in some "uneven car, a young "kid" according to Yokohamas required by the whoops." That's a familiar story Ostanik, stood between the Protruck rules. with 1600 racers. In fifth it was two vehicles as the buggy In Class 1/2-1600 there were Edgar Alvarez, Junior and Se-straightened out. Then the 28 starters, and only three of nior, in a Curry. Junior started driver, apparently stressed be-them failed to get to the first and got lost, going left when he yond the ability to think coher-check. Another one fell out be-should have gone right. He also ently, mashed the throttle fore the second check, and then had no rear brakes all the way. pedal and tried to take off, two more went away before His dad took over at Mile 177 with the tow strap still at-Check 3. We know that Eric to drive to the finish. In sixth cached. He was dragging Duran went out with trans it was Edgar Avalos, who drove Ostanik's truck, and nearly troubles very early, but don't all the way in his Kreger. He caused him to run into the co-know what happened to all the had to bypass his oil cooler, and rider. Finally, coherent rest. At Check 3 there was a tie had one flat. Victor Barreda thought came back and the tow for the lead between Adam drove all the way in his Curry strap was detached from the Pfankuch in his Mirage and Leo to finish seventh, and said his buggy, but not from the truck. Navarette in his Jimco. front torsion bars "gave up." Ostanik took off with it dan-Pfankuch had rolled over at He'd also had a flat when he hit gling, and hanging back be-Mile 30, but a group of specta-a rock with a rear tire. That tween the tires. He thought it tors had gathered and they put bent the rim and it rubbed on might get tangled in the him back on his wheels so he'd the caliper, so he and his navi-gator had to straighten the rim some track", announced that it on course before they went on. was "beer-thirty", and headed Barreda is from Cabo and races towards tech. Twelfth place down there. He said this was went to Hiram and Evan Duran the first time he'd raced in such in their Amplified single seater. "rough terrain". He called it Evan did the second half. He "an adventure." said they'd broken a rear tor-In eighth place it was the sion bar (a new one) and lost brother team of Juan Jose two hours. In 13th it was Rich-Gallo, who started, and Anto-ard Cons in a Ventura, with a nio Gallo who did the second time of 7:04:59. And in 14th it half. They burned the clutch in was Jorge Sanchez, Curry, their Curry in Matomi Wash, who'd had a broken throttle and also lost a power steering cable. His time was 8:50:09. belt. In ninth it was Kyle Carlos Montalvan drove all the Conlon who drove all the way way and had a bad day. He in his Jimco. He'd had four broke a rear torsion bar at Mile flats, lost a brake line and his 15 and replaced it with his power steering also broke. He spare. But then he broke the finished in 6:34: 11. other one at Mile 130, and had In tenth place it was Brent no spare. He borrowed one Parkhouse and his nephew from the Yiro team, for which Cody Parkhouse (Brian's son) he was grateful, he said. That who shared the driving in their was Jorge Sanchez who finished Mirage. They said a shock had just in front of him. In 16th let go. Brent dedicated his race place it was Cody Robinson and to Rosie Orozco, long time Roberto Romo, who did the SCORE checkpoint captain, first half. Their brakes had who'd passed away just days be-locked up at Mile 10, so they cut fore the race. the brake lines and did the rest Martin Shuster and David of the race with no brakes. Romeo, a team from Daytona They'd been without a right Beach, Florida, in a front wheel and tire since Mile Jormanwerks chassis, finished 176, and at Mile 186 had bro-11 th. They said it was an "awe-Continued next page driveshaft, so he had to stop lost only three or four minutes. and remove it entirely. In the Steve Eugenio ran third in his meantime, Canela's truck came Jimco, and Blaise Jackson was to a halt at about Mile 106, and fourth in a Meco. In fifth it was word came back that he needed Cory Boyer, in a Lothringer. an alternator bolt -or maybe it Navarrete was in front on the was an alternator belt. No one road from Check 3 to the fin-was quite sure. One voice on ish, but Boyer, who'd started the radio finally said, "Take second, and Pfankuch, who him both!" But apparently he started fourth from the end, never got a fix, because he were right with him. It was didn't finish. Ostanik was sec-anybody's guess who was lead-ond and the last finisher in the ing. They crossed the finish line class. in a bunch, and had to wait for TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. In the Protruck class there the timing and scoring folks to were only two entries. This was sort it out. Once they'd done not an official Protruck points the math it was Pfankuch in event, which explains their lack fir t place. His skid pan hung of entries. This was the first at a 45 degree angle beneath the race for 17 year old Max Post, car, attached only at the front and his dad, Mark, thought cross bar, and dragging on the this would be a good one, be-ground. It had been that way for cause of its short length and the final 35 or 40 miles, and Mark Hutchins had a great race, he took the gold medal in the Class 10 conflict, he's seen here at speed in his Kreger-Honda. Dusty Times WauldUkaTa cangra11,-.m Chris Haney & Jahn Burns and Place Class !J Mint-TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763 VARIEL AVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-998-2739 May 2008 Page 13

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.-Dave Caspino drove his Lothringer to a fourth place finish in the Steve Mamer is seen here at speed out on the course at San Felipe, Roger Norman came down from Reno to race his Ford F150 Trophy Truck, he's seen here with lots of power on. Class 1/2-1600 skirmish, he's seen here at an obtuse angle. he drove his Raceco to a fourth place in SCORE Lite. ken a tie rod and a c.v. boot. (,onzalez and Jonathan run out of gas a sec,Jnd time, The finished in 9:32:10, 28 Quintero, who'd lost a fuel and had to go through the pro-minutes before time would have pump at Mile 130, and use,l up cess of priming the line again. run out, the final finishers in 45 minutes with repairs, fin-He was 22 minutes further the class. ished second, 26 minute~ later. hack. Elias Canchola, who'd Class 5 should have been eli-In third it was Chamlee, who'd driven all the way, had a couple gihle for the VW contingency, but since only two of them started, they weren't. VW has declared that three racers must start the race in a class hefore they'll he eligible for a share of the monies. Thar's a very usual stipulation. It turned out to he not much of a race this time, be-cause Kevin Carr had early and time-consuming problems. Usu-ally this dass runs very close to-gether. ln their Mexicali based car, Pietro Brassea started, and by Check 1 he had nearly an hour on Kevin Carr, whn'd lost all the bolts our of his steering hox at Mile 23. When that hap-pened he'c.l hit a 1600 car, and ricocheted into a tree. He said "I feel really bad" about hitting the other car, but with no steer-ing had been unable to avoid it. It took him an hour and ,l half rn get going again. Brassea handed his car o,·er ro Ivan Pacheco, with Gerardo Valdez riding, and they hustled on to the finish with only one fbt tire to trouhle their day. They did say there were ''mo many whoop~!'' Their time was 6:02: 38. Carr finished second 35 minutes later, so maybe if he'd had another twn nr rhree hundred miles he might ha,·e caug-hc them. On the other hand, knowing he was sn far hack, the Brassea/Pacheco team was probably taking it easy. The Class 7 trucks took off next, with five starters, all Fords. This group must hnve done some terrific race prep, because they all m::ide it all the way. they went through the first check within a 17 minute time span, but by the time they got to Check 1 it had widened up some. Josh Quintero, the start-ing driver, and Chris Taylor, were in the lead there ,vith about 15 minutes on A.J. Rt\ll rigu ez. Dan Cham lee, who'd alrendy run out of gas once, and h,id to prime the lines to get re-started, was third, another 15 minutes hack. '~inakTqer, • 100Gallon Capacity ! Stng},e pr Double Dry.Break • EZSt!tUp Spottei l'Mk~es • .,Jlandl),eld lladios wfllolsters • Spotter Iteadaet~ ,,. • !Ubnet.Wiriilg Kits • Ahi:mmum . .Ciirty Gas& • Forced Air Snell SA 2005 Helmets • G-Force • Pyrotec • Arai • Wired for Communication lool llr Blowers • 105, 135, 150 & 235 CFMRa.tings • Filters & Hoses also a.vailable of flats and was ,tuck in second minute behind Chamlee. Taylor gear for the final 150 miles. and the other Quintero were He'd also been stuck in the last, finishing on a left front sand for a half hour. He's also rim. Their time was 7:29:30, a CODE racer, so h e knew the only an hour and nine minutes area well. He was less than a beh,ind the leader, even with all T>ROFEIIJIJMAI. IACl Pllflflltl. ~ .... ~ . ..... tM,. • Vertex 5 to 110 w Radio Systems • 'Hi-Fi Intel{l9m;Syate~ " ~ &11,aee Packatl!S • .Ba~ Sta.tio-:n l'aok~es.! % -~ _: • Head & Neck Restramt •.liight ~ ,E(lsyto Ust.\ ·ll.eqllired by NASC!lt. Formlila 1 & Many ()the,i • Can Be lJBM with Any S'.l lla\e(llelmet. • Race l'foven " • F:reebtstallation wfath Purch¥e Taylur ran out of g-as, and it cost him an hour to get _going again, and then he had a flat at Mile 150 and the tire wrapped around the axle costing him an-other 40 minutes. He and Quintero were dead last hy then. A.J. Rodriguez, who'd taken over for Paul Sullivan, added about 12 quarts of oil, hut they must h,ffe done it effi-ciently. H e and Sullivan took the win, the fir~t for the ream, in thL· time of 6:20:14. Jo~c lOUB SAFBTY & COJfllUNICATIONS SOURCE 10815 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619,.258-RACE (7223) • Fax 619-258-0883 · Dusty Times May 2008 Page 15

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Paul Keller was the fifth place finisher in Class 1, he's seen here at It was a fifth place finish in Class 1/ 2-1600 for Edgar Alvarez Jr., Ramon Fernandez had his share of problems at San Felipe but he still managed a second place finish in the Class 11 contest. speed in his good looking Chevy powered Jimco. he's seen here in high gear headin' for the finish. The gold medal in SCORE Lite went to Ricardo Malo, he had 17 minutes in hand when he took the coveted checkered flag. their difficulties. This class had a good race! The 5-1600s st arted n ext with 12 entries. All but o ne of them made it through the first check, and the second check . And at Check 3 only two had dropped out, one of them the Laughlin winn e r , Enrique Zazueta. In the lead it was no surprise, with Marcos Nunez and Norberto Rivera at the top, about ten minutes in front of Ernesto Arambula and Ezequiel Mendoza. In third it was Jose Montoya and Jesus Alonso an-other 15 minutes back. They were strung out some. River a and Nunez had a clean race, reporting "no prob-lems", which is tough for this class on th is course. Their ex-perience and good prep let them take the win by a little over a half hour. In second it was Jose Montoya, who drove all the way. he also reported "no trouble, no flats", al though he said he was "a little tired." In third, 13 minutes later, it was Alonso Angulo and Roberto Escobedo, who started. they'd had one flat tire, and some elec-trical problems that started at about Mile 200 and stayed with them to the finish. Fourth place, nine minutes later, went to Gustavo Avina, who had two flats, and "otherwise a good day." Another nine minutes later it was Ernie Negrete and Oscar Venegas. They'd had c.v. joint problems, but no flats. Sixth place was earned by Tommy Craft and Reid Ruther-ford who'd had no problems and no flats, but had lost fourth gear. T hey were nearly an hour behind fifth. And in seventh, another half hour later, it was Trevor Anderson, racing in his first race in a car he and his dad had just finished building. They had no flats and a "little fuel problem." Good job to get a fin-ish on a tough course the first time out for both driver and car. Page 16 In eighth place it was Saul Garcia and Elisario Hernandez, who finished with no shocks on the right rear corner. Driving or riding in a 5-1600 in the San Felipe area is tough enough , but they did about 165 miles with no shocks on a rear corner. O uch! Raul Solario was the navigator -he was probably sore the next day. They were the fi-n al offic ial finish ers. M ario Reynoso got to the finish line after it had closed, and even after the Tecate arch had been deflated. He doesn't get an of-ficial finish, but he did go all the way. Class 7SX went off the line next (there were no 7S trucks), with eight entries. Gerardo Novelo, in his Nissan, was the only one to fail to get as far as Check 1. Two more dropped out before Check 2, and at Check 3 there were five trucks running, and Mark Landersman had the lead in his Ford. In sec-ond it was the team of Alonzo Gonzalez and Miguel Padilla in another Ford. In third it was Rich Severson in his Ford. He'd slowed because of dust at Mile 114 and got himself stuck in silt on the edge of a cliff. He said he was "three feet from free-dom" and it took him about a half hour to get going again. Ev-erybody in the class went by him then. Heidi Steele was fourth at Check 3, another ten minutes back, in another Ford. Alberto Iriarte and Benjy Arreola, also Ford, who'd been leading at Check 2, had to re-place some broken springs, and since the spares were in San Felipe, it was a three hour re-pair job, so they were fifth at Check 3. The order didn't change. Landersman, who'd had one flat, and John Holmes took the win. Holmes had lost a fan belt right after he got in the truck, had been stuck for a while, and had to make some repairs to the front end. But they finished in It was yet another Class 11 win for Eric Solorzano and his trusty Bug, seen here on the way to the win. 7:02:05 , winning by 13 m in-utes. Second p lace went to Gonza lez and Padilla, who'd built their truck. They'd had two flat tires and two switch problems. Third place went to Severson who drove all the way. He'd h ad no flats and no me-chanical problems, but when he finished h e had a broken spring. He was 14 minutes be-hind second place. In fourth it was Steele and T im Lawrence, who'd broken a balljoint on the right front end and the whole corner all "folded in under-neath", needing 30 or 40 min-utes for the repairs. It also ripped the brake lines off, so they finished with no brakes. Iriarte and Arreola finished fifth, still a little over two hours down to fourth. They were the final finishers in the class. The Stock Full class took off next with five entries and they all made it all the way. Josh Hall had his Hummer HZ in the lead al l the way, and at Check 3 had about 25 minutes on h is brother, Chad, in the Hummer H3. Chad had an early electri-cal problem, and in order to cure it they had to disconnect the battery and let the computer reboot. It ran fine after that. In third place it was the team of Kent Kroeker and Rodolfo lribe in a Dodge Hemi, at Check 3. Kroeker had done the first 93 miles and Iribe then drove to the finish. And at the finish it was Josh Hall, who said, "This might be a fast truck!" He'd stopped once to pull some harp weeds out of his back, but had no mechani-cal troubles. He said, we "Pushed as hard as we could to see what the truck would do." They were 22 minutes in front of second place, which was John Griffin and Jeremy Spirkoff in their Ford. When they'd stopped for fuel the truck wouldn't take it, so they had to pull the check valves off, and that cost them 15 minutes. So May 2008 then, trying to make up time, Spirkoff flattened a tire. And later, still pushing hard, a rock got the driveline in Matomi Wash and that cost another 20 minutes. Finally a tire was flat-tened at Mile 228 and they drove in on it. Said Spirkoff, "tryin' too hard." They were only seven minutes in front of Chad Hall. After that odd elec-trical problem he'd had no se-rious trouble, although he did run with a broken leaf for a while. He was just two minutes in front of Kroeker and lribe. They'd been running out of gas for the final ten miles, and lribe had been worrying some. Last to finish, another hour and 37 minute later, were C lyde Stacy And Justin Matney in a Diesel Dodge Ram 2500. They'd lost their four wheel drive, broken a left rear shackle and broken a right front shock. They said they got eight or nine miles to the gallon on diesel, and at about $4 a gallon at the time of the race, that was cheaper than running race gas which was $6 to $8 a gallon for San Felipe's event. The Stock Mini trucks went next, with just two entries. Rod Hall and Mike Winkel drove their Hummer H3 to victory, nearly uncontested, as Steve Kovach and Chip Carr broke their Ford before Check 2. Hall had Damien Michelin riding with h im. They had no prob-lems with the truck, and got out midway to put Mike Winkel in to drive to the finish. Winkel thought it was "pretty rough for a little truck like this", but had no problems either, and they finished in 8:11:42. Class 9 had only one entry; the Venegas of Daniel Reyes, Jr. Late, late in the evening he was "having differential problems", and he'd still not made it to Check 2. He was a non-finisher. Class 3 was a two car class this time, and Don and Ken Moss started their day with a leaky transmission cooler in staging. They bypassed the cooler shortly before taking the green flag, deciding that was the wise choice, since they didn't have a spare cooler. O nce they we re going, Moss' transmissio n temperature went up fairly quickly, and they had to slow to cool it back down. Alejandro Cancino, in a Ford Explorer, passed them during one of their cooling-off periods, and went into the lead. At Check 1 they were about two and a half min-utes in t he lead. But in the meantime, the Moss team had decided to put the leaky cooler back in to the loop, and that brought the temperature down, but of course, oil was running out steadily. So th ey started adding it regularly. By C heck 2 the Moss team was back in the lead, with about 44 minutes o n Cancino who was in the throes of an epic Baja race adventure. Their truck had overheating problems early due to a missing cap on the recov-ery bottle fo r the radiator. T hey sorted that out, but one chase truck had meanwh ile gone belly up and was being towed to Valle de Trinidad, and the original navigator got left behind in the middle of nowhere when he got out of the race car and the new guy got in. Not only th at, navi-gator number 1 had to borrow a race suit, because his had been stolen. They were not hav-ing a good weekend so far. As the Moss Bronco moved steadily on, the Explorer lost its transmission at Mile 149, and its other chase truck was at Mile 145, also with transmission problems. The Moss team went on, run-ning hot and adding a total of eight quarts of oil, and took the win. They drove for a while on a broken spring also. But the Cancino team was still up in Matomi Wash, now trying to rescue both the race truck and a chase truck. They ended up spending most of the night out in the desert, admiring the beautiful moonlight, and doing a lot of towing and pushing. A couple of the chase crew had to walk for a while when they got left behind after a quick start, but they finished the weekend with a lot of good stories to tell their friends and family. Great Baja stuff. In the Sportsman Truck class there were four entries, and they all made it through the first check, with Jeff Stowers, in a low slung Chevy, in the lead by about a half hour. Keith Growe ran second in his Ford there. At the second check it was still Stowers in front and Growe second, while Nick Dusty Times

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t Chad Hall drove his Hummer H3Alpha to a third place finish in the Stock Full Class, he's seen here on top of the silt. It was a good race for Peter Lang, he took the overall win in Jeff Stowers took the Overall Sportsman Truck win at San Felipe, Tone i a a en out an Cheri Allen was about two hours off the pace in her Nissan. Ultimately, only Stowers got to the finish. He said he'd lost his brakes in the first 90 miles, but fixed them. Then he lost his limiter straps in the rear, but he still called it a "great day." His time was 7:24:37. In the Sportsman Car class there were three entries, and they all made it through Check 2. At that point Peter Lang and Terry Cotter had the lead in their Chevy V6 powered Homebuilt. Both of their com-petitors were powered by VWs. Lang and Cotter had nearly two hours at Check 3, and it was Steve Siler, in a 1915cc VW powered Jimco in second place. This was the first time Siler had started a race. He'd broken a lower front shock mount and had found a pit with a welder at Mile 68, to fix it. Mark McIntyre, in a Chenowth VW had dropped out, and had been radioing for someone to please come and get him "with a trailer." At the finish it was Lang and Cotter, who reported they'd had three flats. Two of them had happened at once, a front and a rear, but luckily they'd carried two spares. Both drivers are senior citizens, at age 66, and very pleased with their good day. Jackson, who drove the second half of the race, had no problems, and he and Siler were second, almost exactly two hours behind the winning team. Class 11 started next, with five entries. All of them made it through the first checkpoint. Eric Solorzano and Jim Graham had been within 30 seconds of each other, and leading the pack at that point. Then Rene Rodriguez ran third, and Ramon and Thomas Fernandez were only about a half minute behind him in fourth. There Sportsman Car in his homebuilt Chevy powered car. he's seen here with the ower on in his Chev Silverado. Josh Hall had 22 minutes on his competition when he took the checkers, his H2 Hummer seen here plowing through the silt. Rod Hall is seen here in his Hummer H3 heading for his 10,000th win in Mexico, seriously, he deserves a hell of a lot of credit. was only six minutes between first and fourth, and then John Ledyard ran fifth, about ten minutes later. At Check 3 only two of them were left. Solorzano was about 45 minutes in front of the Fernandez team at that time. They went on to the finish, al-ways about the same distance apart, and Solorzano, who was driving his independent rear suspension (IRS) car for this race, took the win by about 52 minutes. He had an average speed of 27.8 miles per hour. Solorzano, with Claudio Escobar riding, said they'd made one bathroom stop, and had had a brief run in with Rod Hall in his Hummer, which put a dent into the VW's left rear fender. But he'd had no flats and no problems, and declared that his new Bilstein shocks had "really worked." The silt and sand were "so, so bad", he said, they scared them. When the Fenandez team arrived they ex-plained that they'd had one flat and an alternator problem. They'd also had problems when the main jet in the carburetor plugged up. They finally found a "tiny piece of plastic" in it and cleared it out. They'd also been stuck in the sand for about 35 minutes. There were three UTVs en-tered in this race, and all of them made it through the first checkpoint. Then Jeff Serrano, in an Arctic Cat Prowler, got to Check 2, which was 122 miles along the way, but he never got to Check 3. Neither of the oth-ers got to Check 2. So the,v had no finishers. Over and over again, racers said they were "so glad to be back in San Felipe." It was a ter-rific race, with lots of close were many at the finish line battles, and no more than the who declared it was "well worth usual broken bikers and quad the price." They liked the in-riders. No major problems de-stant communication it pro-veloped. Sal Fish had to go out vided, and the nice sense of se-to Mile 228 and dismantle a curity should there be a serious booby trap early in the day, but accident. that wasn't unusual. Even the There was one protest, which paint-ballers were nothing new wasn't allowed, and talk of an--what was new was that the of-other, which didn't proceed. ficials arrested them. SCORE now moves on to Though there'd been a lot of the Baja 500 in June, a loop pre-race grumbling about the that starts and finishes in lritrack requirement, there Ensenada. SCIIE l'lred Of It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at $4,500 in season (January thru April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 Just about buried, Jose Gonzalez drove his Class 7 Ford Ranger to a silver medal finish at the San Felipe race. Dusty Times May 2008 Page 17

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ll\.lcC: 9TH CORONA RALLY MEXICO Loeb/Citroen Take The Win BY MARTIN HOLMES PHOTOS: MAURICE SELDEN Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to victory in Mexico, Victories in Mexico never come easy for Sebastien Loeb and this year was no exception. Stage cleaning in this dry Central American rally once again played its part in both sporting and psychological issues, with 22 year old Jari-Matti Latvala jumping into the lead when theoretically disadvan-taged and his unhappy teammate Mikko Hirvonen never getting into a satisfactory rhythm all event. Turbo trouble later slowed Latvala but by then Sebastien Loeb had already edged into the lead. Second place went to Chris Atkinson with the two BP Fords finishing third and fourth. The unexpected star of the event was another Sebastien, surnamed Ogier, who won the JWRC category on his first ever world championship event. There was little new about the 2008 Corona Rally Mexico that had not been featured in the past four years in which the Central American coun-try had been listed in the world cham-pionship. Once again it was the first gravel event in the series, the first rally in orthodox weather of the year, and under current world championship rules it was again the first rally of the season when no prior-event testing was allowed in the country. In the 2008 calendar, this was the start of a non-stop run of seven gravel events, and under the new Pirelli tyre plan, it was the first of six of which will be run on regulatory hard compound tyres. The Pirelli tyre plans were work-ing into a pattern, after a lot of diffi-cult adjustment struggles. In a strange twist to the objective of simplifying the tyre supply situation, competitors used not only the third different tyre of tyre but also used the third differ-ent size of wheel (18 inch in Monte Carlo, 16 in Sweden and now 15!) in as many events. And because of the long declared policies of the FIA this was the first gravel rally with no pos-sibility of fitting mousses for over 20 t:rattsman Jack •aunt Kil • Secure mounting platform for racecar, pre-runner or chase vehicle • Seit-latching quick-release system locks the jack to the chassis • Spring-loaded quick-release mount secures the jack handle • Flat base increases the jack's footprint and prevents the jack from sinking in sand or silt Page 18 they're seen here speeding to victory. years! Corona Rally Mexico was in-cluded in the 2008 world champi-onship calendar at short notice when it was discovered that the Australian authorities would be unable to organise their event this year. The Mexican authorities, aware of the FIA's new event rotation plan, noted that 2010 will be the bicentennial year of th~r country, and wanted to hold a world championship rally again that year. That meant running the event also in 1008! "Short" was once again the keynote of CRM. At 830.83km total distance this is the shortest ever event in the 35 year his-tory of the World series. It also meant that given the standard total length of special stage distance, Mexico pro-vided quite the greatest proportional percentage of action for the competi-tors! In the year since the event was pre-viously run, the organisers had paid considerable attention to complaints about spectator behaviour along the route. This included what they called the "Health Rally", in which the pro-moters of the rally spend the first fort-night of the month before the event was held visiting the 15 or so com-munities on the rally route and of-fering medical care to the inhabitants. As if this was not enough to instill an enhanced sense of responsibility to-wards the event, some 1,000 extra marshals were enlisted to patrol those parts of the route where trouble had happened in the past. And for this reason there was only one small change in the special stages, with the last stretch of Stages 3/ 6 using a dif-ferent road co the finish. Mexico falls outside the usual strict component pairing systems. Ford and Subaru came with the same cars they used in Monte Carlo and Swe-den, Citroen and Suzuki opted to have new cars. This was the first time in 2008 that all six registered world championship teams were present. Of special note, that Henning Solberg drove for the Munchi's team and car-ried his third different competition number this year, Toni Gardemeister celebrated his 100th world champi-onship rally start (towards 12 years since his first!), while an unexpected May 2008 Sebastien Ogier and Julien Angrassia speed by a wounded Citroen, Sebastien took the JWRC S 1600 win and finished ninth overall. entry came privately from the Czech driver Jan Kopecky at the wheel of a JM Engineering Fiat Grande Punro Abarth S2000 (as part of a fact-find-ing mission for next season's Skoda IRC challenge). On other rallies this year Kopecky plans to drive a Peugeot 207 Super 2000. The total number of starters in Mexico this year was 40 (47 started in 2007). Once again this was the rally run at the highest alti-tudes in the championship, the stages averaging 2000 metres above the sea level, a characteristic which brings out special features from the cars. Petter Solberg explained: "Mexico is always good for Subarus. The high altitude suits out engines better than other teams. It also means that the cars are less highly stressed, as the power is reduced. Also the strains on the transmission are reduced, which if you have grip problems means the problems are less significant ... " Petter would have won in 2004 except for a flat battery in mid event, did win in 2005 (the only clear-cut victory for the current wide-track lmpreza model), was second in 2006 and led the first five stages in 2007. This was the first time the Juniors had been active this year and the "W' factor was back. With the inclusion of both Mexico and Jordan in the Junior calendar, the FIA agreed that the third participating Continent meant the series could again truly be categorized as a World activity! The latest tally of registered entries in the JWRC is 17. Entries for the series re-main open until five weeks before Jor-dan Rally, which means 20th March, by which time several extra entries are expected, especially from "Rookie" drivers. For Mexico there were nine competitors, seven in Super 1600 cars (four Citroen C2s, two Suzuki Swifts and one Renault Clio), one in a Citroen C2-R2 and one in a Renault Clio R3. All nine drivers were from different countries. None of the Citroens being used on this event were of the R2 Max version. Citroen Sport!s customer manager Jean-Francois Lienere said the debut of the Max in JWRC will be in Sardinia. In the Renault camp, the 2006 Jun-ior World Champion Patrik Sandell from Sweden drove for the two-car Serbian Interspeed Racing team, at the wheel of a Super 1600 Sandell's co-driver Emil Axelsson explained: "We are waiting to see how effective will be the changes co the technical Clio R3 before deciding whether we stay with the Super 1600 or progress to the R3." His lnterspeed teammate Milos Komljenovic started in Mexico with an R3, which featured certain new improvements to the gearbox. Coming soon, the R3 is to have changes to the engine, chassis and brakes. "Maybe the revised R3 will be faster, and if so we will use this car later in the year." Jaan Molder and Michal Kosciuszko were working to-gether as Suzuki privateers run by the Hungarian-based customer opera-tion. Interesting entries included Sebastien Ogier, the official driver for the French federation team. This was the first time that the FIA had received requests from Federations to enter the Junior series, in the way that it has on occasion in the Pro-. duction Car series. Eight years ago the French federation supponed another "Sebastien", who has now won the world drivers championship for the last four years! For the sec-ond event in the series Qordan Rally) there will also be two entries from the Dutch federation. Day 1 8 Stages, gravel, 135.74kms. What exactly happened for World Champion Sebastien Loeb on his way from the Service Park at Leon to the Shakedown test is unclear, but there was a panic at Citroen Sport. The car was recalled to service and had the engine changed before Loeb headed off to make a token run at the test before it finally closed. The team supposed that because Loeb did not finish in Sweden, the declared run of three rallies for the same en-gine (Monte Carlo, Sweden and then Mexico) was broken in Sweden, so the engine could swapped without Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot fly their Subaru lmpreza to a second overall finish in the Mexican Rally. Dusty Times

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Jaan Molder and Frederic Miclotte, Suzuki Swift, were second in First off the podium was Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin were sixth to finish, they are the JWRC S1600 division, and they finished 10• overall as well. seen here off the ground in their Ford Focus RS at speed. seen here in yet another Ford Focus RS. penalty. The Stewards disagreed, and brakes. Federico Villagra's co-driver, in the middle of a stage. Have you rear right side window! Sebastien on Stage 5 with a rear wheel and the eventually it was agreed if the engine Jorge Com pane (brother of driver ever tried driving down a stage at full Ogier, the 24 year old French rally tyre held. The organisers unexpect-(which was already new for this event) Luis) had a broken hand, caused speed, steering with your knees on the driver from the Haute Alpes city of edly, however, imposed a ten second could be replaced and that no seals when his car door had closed on it steering wheel? It quite squeezed my Gap (the long time epicentre city of penalty on the Frenchman for late were broken no penalty would be the day before. Latvala found it diffi- brain." Teammate Petter Solberg, Rallye Monte Carlo), on his first ever arrival at the control before the first applied. This the team did-and then cult to keep up his initial speed ("I now competing with brakes, made world championship rally, found stage of the day (and later he gained uncertainties arose. If there had been lost my rhythm on the faster roads best time on Stage 4, sometimes en- himself unexpected leader in the cat- another 20 second penalty). This did such a serious problem, so as to jus- for a while!"). Henning Solberg lost joying good traction but other times egory! PatrikSandell, the 2006 cham-not affect his lead after Stage 1, and tify an engine change, how could the time when he hit a rock and broke a not. "The rocks are terrible. Twice I pion, and second favourite was strug-by the end of the day he held a lead team even countenance putting this bolt in the suspension. Galli got stuck went off the road avoiding rocks in gling but lying second. "Five of 58.2 seconds. Stage 4 was a re-run back into the car. What was going with a wheel in a ditch. Atkinson the road and was lucky not to dam- kilometres from the end of the first of Stage 1, where Prokop disappeared on? Meanwhile Subarus were first maintained third place behind age anything." Atkinson, "I hit a rock stage we started to have brake once again, very close to the place and second in Shakedown itself, Latvala and Loeb despite hesitation flat out in sixth gear. It was one foot troubles". Third, and the first Suzuki, where he went off the road in the Petter Solberg in front of Chris from the engine on the start line. high! The impact badly bent a wheel was the Hungarian team car of Esto- morning, this time due to a failed Atkinson with Gigi Galli third, then Gardemeister's teammate was also in rim but the tyre did not deflate. That nian Jaan Molder, who had been the crankshaft sensor. Then on Stage 5 Dani Sordo and Jari-Matti Latvala trouble. Andersson was lying sixth was incredible. I also went into ditches fastest JWRC driver on the pre-rally Komljenovic also disappeared in his equal fourth. Forty cars were allowed when he came up to finish Stage 3, twice, swerving to avoid the rocks." Shakedown, ahead of his Suzuki Clio R3 on Stage 6. He hit a rock, to start the event but non-champi-but then the engine went on to three Galli disappeared on Stage 4 after teammate Polish driver Michal broke the radiator and is thought to onship driver Spyros Pavlides with- cylinders, and when he got back to damaging the suspension against a Kosciuszko. In sixth place was the last have damaged the engine. Super 1600 drew after going off the road on service the car was withdrawn. The rock. Yillagra was given a two minute of the Super 1600 drivers, Shawn cars were in the top six places, the Shakedown, "I had been suffering elevated seventh placed Matthew penalty for recceing the superspecial Gallagher, feeling a little drained in only other remaining runner being misfiring problems before the rally Wilson who had lost a lot of time in stage too much, "I asked the marshal the conditions. Only one driver in Fanari's C2-R2. From second after and then this recurred as I went into Gardemeister's dust, Galli was down at the time what I should do and he Mexi~o was eligible for the Rookies Stage 3 Sandell had now dropped a bend and the car just rolled." in tenth place which had been held told me something wrong." Wilson prize. This was Francesco Fanari with down to fifth after Stage 6. He had a The Ceremonial Start was held as by Conrad Rautenbach who then ended the day, seventh overall, be- a Citroen C2-R2 prepared in cen- frantic evening when the car got to scheduled in the nearby historic city stopped in Stage 3. The afternoon hind Henning Solberg. tral Romania by Tra nsilvania the superspecial stages outside Leon, of Guanajuato with huge crowds be-saw cars tackling again the first three In the Junior WRC, first car away Motorsport. Ten points were assured being completely unable to stop the ing bussed in to enjoy the occasion. stages which were now cleared ofloose from the start, and declared for him so long as he qualified as a car at the end of the stages, "Abso-Latvala (equal second in the champi- gravel. It therefore ended Hirvonen's favourite, was Martin Prokop's finisher! And for the moment, he was lutely nothing would stop the car. onship charts with Loeb)was ordered and Latvala's running order agonies, Citroen C2 Super 1600 but things not the last driver in the category. He Uphill was alright, downhill you to start second car on the road. The and it made little difference. were not happy for him, going off was still two minutes ahead of hoped the pacenotes would not be organisers preferred Latvala's better Hirvonen continued to run in a the road on the first stage and losipg Prokop. Ogier's domination of the read out too late." A broken rear performance on the Monte Carlo steady fifth place overall, except for around seven minutes. The car was Junior category continued, "a perfect caliper was the reason for the trouble. rally in which he did not score points, Stage 5 when he had to drive 15km in a shocking stage, onlookers remark- day" as he put it, also a little lucky Day 2 to Loeb's non-finish in Sweden so on a slowly deflating rear wheel, ing the only intact window was the when he admitted touching a rock Continued"next page they orderedJari-Matti Latvala to run dropped over half a minute and Day 1 ahead of Sebastien Loeb while dropped back to fifth place overall, Hirvonen had the unpleasant task behind Petter Solberg. He showed of running first. Latvala did not let little sense of urgency to improve, this inconvenience him and he made knowing that under the FIA's new best time on the opening stage, three rule, fifth place would give him a per-seconds ahead of Atkinson. Latvala, feet restart running order position however, was being suave in his for the second day. Latvala more demeanour, "But I was taking it eas-than doubled his lead in the after-ily. The tyres worked well but I admit noon, from 4.4 seconds to 9.6. I hit one rock hard and this dam-About the next day Latvala had no aged the sidewall, but the tyre held its course opening fears. "If I have to air." Loeb was third quickest, the en- drive first car, that is what I must do!" gine showing no sign of weakness. Loeb was unable to do anything Gardemeister started off badly, an about Latvala, "I have been trying engine sensor failed and left the 100 really hard and I still cannot beat]ari-rally Finn in despair, cruising at 30- Matti. Toni Gardemeister stopped 40 kph along the stages. More drama for good in the middle of Stage 4, affected Petter Solberg when he hit a both Suzukis had now gone, the same dog on the stage and suffered sus- engine problems each time. Atkinson pension and brake damage. A cali-was in third place, behind Loeb, suf-per had broken and he had to cover fering intercom trouble, "It was so the next two stages on just three bad we tried to swap the helmet leads Taking the overall bronze medal was Jari-Matte Latvala and Miikka Anttila, seen here in their Ford Focus RS. Dusty Times 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 IRIDIUM 1;-j • ) inmarsat bgatl 1-888-884-7623 ALLROADSAT .com May 2008 Page 19

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Third· in the JWRC S1600 department was the Suzuki Swift of Aaron Burkhart and Michael Kalbach drove their Citroen C2 to a Federico Villagra and Jorge Perez had a seventh overall finish in Michal Kosciusszo and Maciek Szczepaniak, seen here on stage. fourth place finish in the JWRC S1600 category. Mexico, they're seen here in their Ford Focus RS. 8 Stages, gravel, 157.32kms The Scrutineers denied Galli the right to restart the event, on account of damage to his Focus' roll cage sus-tained when his suspension was dam-aged on Stage 4. Neither of the two Suzuki WRCs were present, but Sardo was back again. Loeb made fastest time on Stage 9, first stage of the day, to catch up to within 0.1 sec-ond oflatvala on the 28.9km, which was the longest stage route of the event. Latvala reached the end of the stage and declared he now understood ex-actly the problems that his teammate Hirvonen had the first day. 'There is no indication where the braking points should be, it is very difficult." Petter Solberg was struggling again. "The shock absorbers started to dete-riorate towards the end of the stage." His brother Henning lost his brakes, "My fault, I was pushing them too hard," while his Munchi's teammate Villagre had power steering failure, having to stop and let Sardo pass when it was possible. Sardo finished his first stage of the event but wasn't happy with the traction of the car. Wilson was suddenly conscious of his Stobart championship responsibili-ties, because Galli had gone and also after his scare the night before when the ECU failed when leaving the su-perspecial track. ''Actually, it was a coil on top of the engine which failed and caused the ECU to short." His time lost in the dust on Stage 2 had put him in the wilderness of the competi-tion, close to nobody, concentrating simply on driving without making er-rors lying in sixth position. Petter Solberg came to grief on Stage 10 when it seemed he had a broken driveshaft and lost four minutes. At the end of the stage they looked at the problem and found the front differential was leaking oil. They were in perhaps the most remote part of the route with the thought of two more stages to go until service. It was decided to with-draw and then try to work out what had gone wrong and hopefully restart for the final day. Latvala started to learn the techniques of first-running and reduced the advantage of Loeb on the following two stages. Henning accepted his brake problem and ad-justed his driving accordingly. At ser-vice Latvala confirmed he had been taking a few risks, but not too many, enjoying the limelight while it lasted. The talk at the service park was the strength of the tyres but as soon as the cars headed off for the afternoon loop, Hirvonen had not one but two more flat tyres (one exploded on im-pacting a rock, the other was a slowly deflating tyre) and lost nearly three minutes on the stage. He faced the prospect of driving four more stages with no spare and dropped behind Henning into fifth place. Then at the start of Stage 13 came news that Latvala had stopped, but was then continuing. It seemed that the turbo pipe had come loose, he lost a minute on both Stages 13 and 14, though he lost only a handful of seconds on the Page 20 two superspecial stages. The once problems. His engine was losing power proud leader was now lying third, 51.5 at higher altitude but was running seconds behind second placed much better when the rally returned Atkinson and nearly two minutes to the relatively lower regions for the ahead of Henning. Loeb predictably superspecial. Molder damaged a wheel started to ease his pace as he studied when he slid off the road. Then at the the times of Atkinson, who was get-end of the final orthodox stage (Stage ting anxious, "I had launch control 14) Burkart arrived with his door troubles, and the engine stalled a hanging off, due to a broken hinge, couple of times, also the clutch was dragging on the ground. The driver getting tired." Then came some un-was covered in dust. wanted news, Matthew Wilson arrived Day 3 with a badly damaged windscreen - 3 Stages, gravel, 38.39kms. the result of a stone throwing incident Overnight there were more con-on Stage 13. After considerable relief cerns about pre-rally problems with earlier in the event at the apparent the OPS system for the highest placed absence of spectator trouble this was Mexican driver, Ricardo Trivino, in very disappointing. Villagra's co-driver eighth place, but he· was allowed to bravelycontinuedwithabrokenhand. carry on. Petter Solberg duly re-Mexican driver, Ricardo Trivino, was started. The big debate was whether happy with his reliable five year old Hirvonen would catch Henning Peugeot 206WRC although engaged Solberg in the remaining four stages. in a protracted argument with the Hirvonen started the final day 15.9 officials about problems with his seconds behind the Norwegian and tracking system in recce. Hirvonen was had reduced this to 9.2 on Stage 17, morose, ruing a rally where nothing but then came bad news. Stage 18 seemed to go right. Sebastien was on (the longest stage planned for the fi-his way to a third successive Mexican nal day) was cancelled on account of rally victory. heavy spectator presence. There was In the Junior category, the also an intriguingbattlefortheeighth manufacturer place (and one final point) between the two SupeStaging drivers Petter Solberg (Subaru) and Dani Sordo (Citroen). Solberg was five minutes ahead of Sardo in the race for eighth place which he held to the end. Latvala's misfortune was a relief for Loeb. The Frenchman: "Certainly Jari-Matti is becoming a very difficult driver to beat. When Marcus Granholm retired from the sport at the end oflast year, I thought life would be quieter for me this year, but I was wrong!" Meanwhile the BP Ford team were analysing why Latvala had his problem last night. The at-tachments between the turbo pipe and the turbo itself were tested up to three times the pressures it would ex-perience on an event, but it still started to leak pressure on the rally. Malcolm Wilson rued: "It had never happened before ... " Latvala made best time on Stage 17 and Petter Solberg second. Atkinson hovered around one minute behind Loeb, and on his way to a career best second place, and was not unhappy at the shortened route, especially after feel-ing unwell at the end of Day 2. The fight between Henning and Mikko came to a climax on Stage 19, the final orthodox stage, where the Nor-wegian had to drive the final four kilometres with a flat front tyre. There were bated breaths waiting for Hirvonen to arrive, the Finn was ahead by 2.5 seconds with just the double-run round the superspecial to go. Henning then had another puncture on the final superspecial, caused by suspension damage in-curred on the stage before. Ogier held his JWRC lead to the finish. Fanari broke a driveshaft on Stage 19, re-paired this only for it to fail again on Stage 20. He was able to drive back to Leon in one-wheel drive and claim his ten Rookie's points. Heading to Argentina at the end of March, where Sebastien Loeb will be hoping to win the event for a fourth successive time, Mikko Hirvonen still holds a slender one point lead in the Drivers' champion-ship, ah~ad of Loeb. While the BP Ford team lead the Manufacturers championship ahead of Citroen To-tal and Subaru who are equal on points. lAJ'c!C:: lnterspeed team declared that Milos ,----------------------------------------------, Komljenovic would not restart be-cause of damage to the engine after his impact yesterday, leaving eight con-tenders. Jaan Molder survived electri: cal problems at the end of Day l but found the opening stage was critical for traction, which allowed Kosciuszko to get ahead of his Suzuki teammate into second place by Stage 10. Kosciuszko made a big attack on Stage 10 but then nearly overdid things near the end of Stage 11 when he took a jump too fast and landed heavily. Ogier's lead was over lm30s with his veteran Citroen C2 S 1600, which has already seen two heavy seasons in the JWRC in the hands of Conrad Rautenbach and then Kris Meeke. Gallagher was physically struggling, finding the conditions very exhaust-ing especially after his illness on the first day of the rally. Francesco Fanari, anxious to qualify as a finisher, lost third gear on his C2-R2 and was con-sidering the option to withdrawing for the rest of the day and make the car perfect for the final day -when SupeRally is nowadays not allowed. Ogier continued in the lead through-out the day, ahead of the two Suzukis, driving carefully "in the middle of the road" taking no risks. Molder made a major effort and scored a fastest time, his first in the category in the rally, and got ahead of teammate Kosciuszko. On the same stage Prokop had another sensor problem, stopped · for 20 minutes but eventually contin-ued -but now very much last of the runners, nearly ten minutes behind the car of the penultimate driver. Also on Stage 12 Patrik Sandell had a punc-ture and had to stop and change the wheel. This dropped him down a place to fifth, behind Aaron Burkart, then the same happened to him and Shawn Gallagher on Stage 14 as well. Kosciuszko meanwhile had his own JC 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC 733EGZ78 (Fl 3h.33m.29.9s. 10 10 2 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B JT56SRT (GB) 3h.34m.36.0s. 8 8 3 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) 3h.35m.09.6s. 6 4 (3~ Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarroo Lehtinen FIN EU07SSZ (GB) 3h.37m.08.6s. 5 5 5 (10) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud EO56TZR (GB) 3h.38m.27.8s. 4 4 6 (8) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin EA07RGZ(GB) 3h.39m.58.8s. 3 3 7 (9) Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez RS WRC EU07STX (GB) 3h.52m.32.9s. 8 (15) Ricardo Trivino/Checo Salom not registered (MEX) 3h.54m.47.2s. N GB Companc 2 MEX/E 1 9 {42) Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia $1600 JWRC 7214NE52 (F) 3h.58rn.54.8s.* 10 (32i Jaan Molder/Frederic Miclette EE/B JWRC KIH354 (H) .4h.00m.26.7s. 11 (35) Michal Kosciuszko/Maciek Szczepaniak Swift Sl600· JWRC SSE00l (H) 4h.02m.00.0s. 12 (5) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills N/GB FT57SRT (GB) 4h.03m.35.9s. (7) 1 13 (33) Aaron Burkart/Michael Kolbach D JWRC H-PR2206 (D) 4h.04m.56.6s. 14 (41) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson s JWRC FV995BC {SCG) 4h.06m.40.5s. 15 (62) Benito Guerra/Segio Gonzalez MEX Evo VIII N 6813CSP (E) 4h.06m.49.6s.+ 16 (14} Conrad Rautenbach/David Senior ZW/GB 365EHJIB (F) 4h.07m.34.0s. (3) 17 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen 728EGZ78 (F) 4h.07m.45.0s. (7) 22 (46) Shaun Gallagher/Michael Morrissey S1600 JWRC 9147NE52 (F) 4h.44m.16.0s. 23 (31) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ JWRC O6R0008 (CZ) 4h.48m.43.2s. 24 (38) Francesco Fanari/Massimilliano Bosi R2 JWRC B16MTN (R) 4h.Slm.28.8s. WR WD Citroen C4 WRC Subaru Impreza WRC FIN 6 Ford Focus Ford Focus RS WRC Ford Focus RS WRC Ford Focus RS WRC RA Ford Focus 2 Peugeot 206 WRC F Citroen C2 10 Suzuki Swift Sl600 8 PL Suzuki 6 Subaru Impreza WRC Citroen C2 Sl600 5 Renault Clio Sl600 4 Mitsubishi Lancer Citroen C4 WRC C4 WRC IRL Citroen C2 3 Citroen C2 S160Q 2 I Citroen C2 1 40 (9 JWRC) starters. 29 (8 JWRC) finishers. *JWRC winner. +GROUP N Winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Hissed stages or road sections) iHnner' s average speed over stages 93.99kph. May 2008 Dusty Times

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GENERAL TIRE MINT .. Hovey· Takes TIie overall BY ]OHN CALVIN It was a nice win for Chuck Hovey in the Unlimited Truck Class, he had nine minutes in hand when the checkers flew. up to fifth place. Scott Steinberger had dropped to sixth place, Bill McBeath ran seventh and Dave Gasper was in eighth. Third lap ended and Chuck Hovey continued to lead the class, Bobby Baldwin was in second place, he was 15 minutes in arrears, Bill McBeath was up into third place, Scott Steinberger was first off the podium, B.]. Baldwin had dropped to fifth place and Rick Johnson was in sixth place. Cameron Steele and Dave Gasper had succumbed to ter-minal woes. TJ Flores was the Class 1 Winner at the SNORE Mint 400, but it was a race all the way, he only had a minute and a half over second place. Fourth lap, checkered flag and it was Chuck Hovey taking a nice win, Bobby Baldwin was second in, Scott Steinberger took third place honors, B.J. Baldwin finished fourth, Rick Johnson came in fifth and Bill McBeath was the sixth and final fin-isher. Eight starters, six finishers. Well, there was a lot of naysaying about the SNORE Mint 400; it can't happen. It won't happen, etc., but WERE THEY ALL WRONG1111111111 It happened, it was a great show in tech and contingency and 182 vehicles were there to compete in the four lap, almost 400 mile long race and although it wasn't another Woodstock, it certainly was a hap-pening! Technical Inspection and Contin-gency were held on Fremont Street, just off Las Vegas Boulevard from 10 in the morning until seven in the evening on Thursday and Friday and contingency row stretched for blocks on Fremont Street. The race started at seven in the morning in the Jean, Nevada area and the Start/Finish area looked like a small city in the desert. All the checkpoints were well populated and the spectator areas had their share of population also, very well behaved we might add. The course was a rough one and all those who were out there compet-ing in one of the 19 classes deserve some amount of credit for their par-ticipation. Now, on with the show. The Unlimited Trucks were first to run, there were eight of them and Mark and CJ Hutchins shared the driving chores in Class 10, with a basically trouble free run they had 20 minutes in hand at the flag. The Maurer/Padilla/Rodriguez trio got it all together and they took the win in Class 1600, seen here at speed. Page 22 when they finished their first lap it was Chuck Hovey in the lead, Cameron Steele was second, some six minutes in arrears, B.J. Baldwin was in third place, Scott Steinberger was fourth, another minute back and Bobby Baldwin ran in the fifth spot. Bill McBeath was sixth in, Rick Johnson was seventh and Dave Gasper ran in eighth place. Chuck Hovey still led the class af-ter their second lap, B.J. Baldwin was up a spot into second place, Bobby Baldwin had moved up into third place, Cameron Steele dropped to fourth placed and Rick Johnson was Next up were the Class 1 guys, there were 15 of them and only six would compete their required laps. Kory Halopoff was the class leader when they finished their first lap, Steve Raskett was two minutes behind in second place, Mark Weyhrich was in third place, T.J. Flores ran in fourth spot and Billy Gasper ran fifth. Cam Thieriot was sixth in, Jim Temple ran seventh, Todd Welling was eighth, Jeff Lee Banning took the Class 12 lead on the third 'tap and went on to take the class win, he's seen here in level flight. Monte Tibbitts made it look easy, he drove his truck to the Heavy Metal win, seen here with all the suspension hanging out. May 2008 Perkins ran in ninth place and Adam Householder was in 10th place. Scott Buchwitz, Derek Marley, Pat Allen, Mike Tieman and Kevin Curtis failed to complete their first lap. Second lap and Kory Halopoff continued to lead, T.J. Flores ran sec-ond, six minutes behind, Steve Raskett was third, Billy Gasper was up to fourth and Cam .Thieriot was fifth. Jeff Perkins was in sixth place, Todd Welling ran seventh and Adam Householder was eighth.Jim Temple and Mark Weyhrich were out of the race. Third lap and Harley Letner, who was in for Kory Halopoff continued to lead, a quick alternator change didn't cost them the lead, T.J. Flores still ran second, Steve Raskett was third, Cam Thieriot was now fourth, Jeff Perkins was fifth, Todd Welling ran sixth and Billy Gasper was in sev-enth place. Adam Householder was on his trailer. Last lap, surprise, T.J. Flores came in for the checkers, Harley Letner was second, a flat tire cost them some time, two minutes behind, Cam Thieriot took the bronze medal, Jeff Perkins was first off the podium, Todd. Welling finished fifth and Billy Gasper was sixth in. Steve Raskett didn't finish his last lap. There were 31 Class 10 cars and 19 of them would see the checkered flag. At the end of the first lap it was, no surprise, Bekki Wik, J.C. Dean was 23 seconds behind in second place, Mark Hutchins was third, Rob-ert McBeath ran fourth and Brian Freemal was fifth. In sixth was Will Higman, Cortney Whipple was sev-enth, Clay Flippin ran eighth, Ed Beard was in ninth place and Nie Lyon was 10th. Michael Deardoffwas 11th, Kyle Woodward ran in 12th, Jeff Cepielik was in 13th place, Rick Lance was 14th and Debi Tapert ran in the 15th spot. Dave Terrell was 16th, Danny Prestin ran 17th, Jer-emy James was 18th, Steve Fuller was 19th and Patrick Chicas was in 20th place. Tyler Crouse was 21st, Garfield Davies was 22nd, Jesse McClain was in 23rd place, Charley Williams was in 24th place and Rick Poole was 25th. Tim Jones was in 26th place, Carlos Cortez was 27th and Chris Wright was in 28th place. Bill Dicton, Larry Schmueser and Mike Dunn were out of the race. Will Higman was the second lap leader, Mark Hutchins was second, two minutes behind the leader, Bob McBeath ran third, Ed Beard was up to fourth and Cortney Whipple was up in fifth place. Clay Flippin ran sixth, Michael Deardoff was sev-enth, Brian Freemal dropped to eighth, he had broken a rear shock bolt that did major damage, Nie Lyon was ninth and Ric Lance was 10th. Debi Tapert was up to 11th place, Jeff Cepielik ran 12th, Kyle Continued next page Dusty Times

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Ed Mahoney took the Class 11 win with lots of time in hand, he's Bobby Baldwin gave it his all but the best he could do was a Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner shared the driving and just missed seen here churnin' up the soft stuff in his VW Bug. second class finish in Unlimited Truck, seen here with power on. out on the Class 1 win, only a minute in arrears. Woodward was in 13th place, Dave Davies was in 19th and Jeremy James Crouse and Chris Wright. pit, Cortney Whipple was now third, heated the fronts and blew out the Terrell ran 14th and Patrick Chicas was in 20th place. Rick Poole was in Third lap ended and C.J. Larry Job, who _was in for Robert right front caliper, Debi Tapert was was in 15th place. In 16th place was 21st place, Jesse McClain was 22nd, Hutchins, who was in for Mark McBeath at the 265 mile mark ran up to sixth place, Rick Lance was sev-Steve Fuller, Danny Prestin was 17th, Tim Jones ran 23rd and Carlos Hutchins, now led the class, Will fourth and Todd Bauman, who was enth, Clay Flippin ran eighth, Michael Charley Williams ran in 18th place, Cortez was 24th. Among the missing Higman was now second, he had to in for Brian Freemal was in fifth Deardoff was in ninth place and Nie Josh Paddock, who was in for Garfield were: Bekki Wik, J.C. Dean, Tyler replace an alternator at an outlying place, he had no rear brakes, over- Lyon was 10th. Kyle Woodward was Page 24 May 2008 in 11th place, Dave Terrell ran 12th, Danny Prestin was 13th, Rick Poole was 14th and Jesse McClain was in 15th place. In 16th place was Steve Fuller, Jeremy James was 17th, Tim Jones ran 18th, Charley Williams was in 19th place, Carlos Cortez was in 20th place and Garfield Davies, who was in for Josh Paddock was in 21st place, having lost a spark plug lead, then suffering a flat tire and having the tube wrap around the brake cali-per, lots of fun and lots of time lost, Ed Beard, Jeff Cepielik and Patrick Chicas were on their respective trail-ers. Fourth lap, final lap and it was C.]. Hutchins taking the checkered flag, suffering only a flat tire on the first lap, Larry Job had a trouble free lap and was second in, Cortney Whipple took the last spot on the podium, Will Higman finished fourth, he was assessed a five minute penalty for an incomplete stop at a checkpoint and it dropped him two places, and Michael Deardoff was fifth in. Todd Bauman ran trouble free and finished sixth, Rick Lanc·e was seventh, Kyle Woodward finished eighth, Dave Terrell was ninth and Danny Prestin was 10th in. In 11th place was Jesse Mcclain, Rick Poole was 12th, Steve Fuller was unlucky 13th, Jeremy James finished 14th and Debi Tapert finished in 15th place. Nie Lyon finished 16th, Tim Jones was 17th, Garfield Davies was 18th in and Carlos Cortez was the 19th and final finisher. Clay Flippin and Charley Williams did not complete their final lap. There was an even dozen entered in Class 12 and six of them would see the checkered flag. At the end of their first lap it was Kevin Derby showing the way, Lee Banning was in second place, Rob Fiege ran in third place, he had to replace a pin in the clutch pedal, Dave Matsui was fourth and Shad Baldwin was in fifth place. In sixth place was Charlie Philpot, Jes-sica Freeman ran in seventh after stop-ping to tow Cody Freeman to a check-point and Sigal Greenberg was in eighth place after rolling the car and Cody Freeman, Ty Godde, Clay Lenard and Frank Baird failed to complete their first lap. At the end of the second lap it was still Kevin Derby in the lead, Rob Fiege was now in the second spot, Lee Banning had dropped a spot into third, Dave Matsui remained fourth and Jessica Freeman was up two spots into fifth place. Lee Crieglow, who was in for Sigal Greenberg was now in sixth place, having some electrical problems and two flats and Charlie Philpot ran in seventh place. Shad Baldwin was among the missing. Third lap ended and now it was _lee Banning leading the way, Rob Dusty Times ...::

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Robert McBeath teamed with Larry Job and their combined talents Rob Fiege had a good race, he was the second place finisher in Jay Shain had a slow third lap but he carried on and was the got them a solid second place finish in Class 10. Class 12, he's seen here in beautiful level flight. second place finisher in the Class 1/2-1600 fracas. Fiege remained in second place, he Simpson ran in 18th place, Amy Perez suffering from a sticky throttle, lribe and Kevin Coleman were out a blown spark plug did him in, Ken had to replace a power steering belt, was 19th and Ken Cox, Jr. was in the · Kenny Freeman was VP a spot into of the race. Cox, Jr., Byron Ziegler, Don Chase, Dave Matsui was now in third place, 20th spot. Byron Ziegler was 21st, third place, Jasper Dyer was up six Last lap, Ruben Rodriguez took Don Wall and Amy Perez. Jessica Freeman was up another Rob Naughton was 22nd, Sergei places into fourth and Aaron over for Fernie Padilla and he came The Heavy Metal class had four notch into fourth place, she survived Maffei was 23rd, Gerado lribe was Hawley, who was in for Jay Shain in for a great class win, Aaron Hawley entrants and two of them would see an altecnator change, Justin Smith, in 24th place and Dan Martin ran dropped a few spots, he had to stop was second, nine minutes in arrears, the checkers. It was Monte Tibbitts who was now in for Crieglow was up 25th. Bob Mathews and Rick Boyer on course and fix the clutch slave cyl-Curt Geer was 29 seconds behind in in the lead, John Vaughan was sec-into fifth place and Charlie Philpot were out of the race. inder, he was running fifth. Curt third place, Kenny Freeman was ond, he had a flat to hinder him, 12 was in sixth place. Kevin Derby was When they completed their sec-Geer was in sixth place, Tony Farshler, fourth, 47 seconds later and Orio minutes in arrears and Sheldon Paul nowhere to be seen. ond lap it was still Bryan Freeman in who was in for sonJeffFarshler, was Cox III finished in the fifth spot. In was a long way back in the third spot. Last lap, Lee Banning came in for the lead, Fernie Padilla, who was in now seventh, Orio Cox III ran eighth, sixth place was Jeff Farshler, he was Bill Driggs never completed his first the win, Brandon Fiege, who was in for Maurer had moved up into sec- Rick Gutierrez was in ninth place and in for dad, Tony, he lost a power steer- lap. for Rob Fiege took the silver medal, ond place, he was nine minutes in Ken Cox, Jr. was in 10th place. John ing belt which was replaced by Lucas Second lap and Tibbitts contin-he lost power steering halfway arrears, Jay Shain was up a spot into Grossini hung on in 11th place, Mike Hand and the FAIR crew. Rick ued to lead, John Vaughan remained through the lap, Dave Matsui took third, Kenny Freeman ran fourth and Simpson was in 12th, Byron Ziegler Gutierrez finished seventh, John in second place, but he was losing third place home to Japan, Justin Jeff Farshler had dropped to fifth was 13th, Don Chase ran in 14th Grossinifinishedeighth,JasperDyer ground thanks to time lost on a Smithwasfirstoffthepodium,Jes-place.TomBumswasnowsixth,Orlo placeandBrianCollins,Jr.was15th. was ninth to finish and Brian powersteeringbeltandSheldonPaul sica Freeman was fifth, she had run Cox III was seventh, Curt Geer was Sergei Maffei ran in 16th place, Tom Collins, Jr. finished 10th. In 11th was well back in the third spot. the entire race behind the wheel and way up into eighth place, Nathan Burns had dropped way back to place was Mike Simpson, Tom Burns Tibbitts continued to lead the class Charlie Philpot was the sixth place Schweigart was ninth and Jasper Dyer 17th, Dan Martin was in 18th place, made it an even dozen, Sergei Maffei on the third lap, he had half an hour finisher. ran in 10th place. In 11th place was Don Wall ran in 19th place and Amy finished unlucky 13th and Dan Mar-on John Vaughan who was having There were 27 2600 cars,.all cars John Grossini, Rob Naughton was Perez was in 19th place. Nathan tin was the 14th and final finisher. throttle cable problems and Sheldon raring to go, 14 of them would com- up to 12th place, Rick Gutierrez was Schweigart, Rob Nau&hton, Gerado Out of the race was Bryan Freeman, Continued next page plete their four required laps. When in 13th place, Mike Simpson was up their first lap ended it was Bryan Free-to 14th and Ken Cox, Jr. was 15th. man showing the way, Blaine Conrad Byron Ziegler was in 16th place, Don was second, Jeff Farshler ran third, Chase was 17th, Sergei Maffei was in Jay Shain was fourth and Brad 18th place, Gerado lribe was in 19th Maurer was in fifth place. Kenny Free-place and Brian Collins, Jr. was in man ran in the sixth spot, Tom Bums the 20th spot. Dan Martin was in was seventh, Orio Cox III ran eighth, 21st place, Don Wall ran in the 22nd John Grossini was in ninth place and spot, Kevin Coleman was 23rd and Rick Gutierrez was in the 10th spot. Amy Perez was 24th in. Blaine Jasper Dyer -ran in 13th, Brian Conrad was on his trailer. Collins, Jr. was 14th and Don Chase Third lap, Bryan Freeman con-was 15th in. Curt Geer was in 16th tinued to lead the class, Femie Padilla place, Don Wall was 17th, Mike hung on in the second spot, he was Mike Horner had a great day, he led Class 8 all the way and he had more than three hours in hand at the checkers. The win in Class 18 went to Ken Redelsperger, he led all the way and had more than 20 minutes in hand at race end. Dusty Times SPECIALTY PRODUCTS DESIGN. INC. .. --... . . ~ .< <c, • -Quality Exhaust Components Manofacturing & Fabrication Services Available 2,3,4,5,6 & 8 into 1 Merges Double Slip Merge Weld -On Merge Formed Tri-Y's www.spdeJ<J ...-Mandrel Bends 1 .25" -5.00" Mild Steel (.049-.065). 304 & 321 SST (.035-.049-.065) Collectors Transitions & Megaphones ...-Mild Steel / 304 & 321 Stainless May 2008 1-888-778-3312 Page 25

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John Vaughan was a bit off the winning pace in the Heavy Metal Eric Gremm had nothing but troubles on his 2nd ,3rd and 4th laps but Kevin Streety gives lessons on how not to land: he survived this contest, he took home the silver medal for his efforts. he hung in there and he went home with a second place in Class 8. and went on to take second place in Class 18. Paul was back a looong way, having quired laps. Mike Horner led the first ond place and Michael Licari had even picked up the silver medal in spite of Bowland failed to complete his first troubles on the lap. lap, Eric Gremm ran in second place, bigger troubles but held on in third. all his problems. lap. Fourth lap, last lap and Monte Michael Licari ran in third place, Brian Hess and Mike Bailey were on Class 18 had seven starters and Ken Redelsperger continued to Tibbitts took a nice win, John Brian Hess was fourth and Mike their respective trailers. four of them would see the check- lead on the second lap, Kevin Streety Vaughan was second to take the Bailey was the fifth place finisher. The third lap had Mike Horner ered flag. At the end of their first lap was now in second place, he was some checkers, well down on power and Mike Lowe failed to complete his first well in the lead, Eric Gremm was a it was Ken Redelsperger in the lead, 11 minutes in arrears, Alan League Sheldon Paul finally abandoned his lap. long way back but still in the second Rusty Ruby was in second place, Kevin was now in third place and K.]. Howe efforts and retired. On the second lap it was still Mike slot. Streety ran in third, Mac Marmon was in the fourth spot. Rusty Ruby Class 8 had six entrants but only Horner showing the way, Eric Gremm Last lap, it was an easy win in Class was fourth, Alan League ran in fifth and Mac Marmon succumbed to me-two of them would finish their re-had big troubles but remained in sec-8 for Mike Horner, Eric Gremm and K.]. Howe was in sixth place. Jeff chanical failures. Jason Lakin had a decent race, he took second place in Class 5-Chris Haney is partially lost in the heavy silt, Chris finished second Terry Collis had a pretty good run in Class 15, no real problems 1600, he's seen here in beautiful level flight. in Class 9, he's seen here heading to the finish line. with the car and a very decent second place finish. (4)BEAR ,, 'fled by -,.fl),,.,. Class\ \\attt KING We carry a full line of \Iii-~ OF~ ----------0 FF -RO fi D RACING SHOCl<S FILTERMAG* ~141~ Page 26 May 2008 Dusty Times

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Ashley Davis led the first lap in Class 13, fell to second place on John Murray led the Mini Metal Class on laps 2 and 3 but problems Michael OeHaas had a ball, he and his co-drivers drove their lap 2 and ended up with a second place finis_h_. __ _ on the last lap dropped him to a second place finish. Toyota to a second place finish in the Class 3 competition. Third lap ended and Ken Redelsperger still led the class, Kevin Streety held second place, Alan League remained in third place and K.J. Howe still ran fourth. T he checkers flew and Ken Redelsperger was right there to take a nice win, Kevin Streety cook second place, he was some 20 minutes in ar-rears, K.J. Howe slipped into the third spot and Alan League was the fourth and final finisher in the class. There were 11 in the Class 5-1600 battle and fully seven of them would make it to the end. Rulo Solano was the class leader on the first lap, Ruben Gutierrez was in the second spot, Guy Savedra ran in third, Todd Cunningham was fourth and Mark Clifton was in fifth place. Mike Ault was in sixth place, Glen Furtado was seventh, Glen Mayemick ran in eighth place, Allan Gross was ninth, Jim Kirby ran in 10th place and Greg Perryman was in the 11th spot. Rulo Solano had almost half an hour in hand when he took the Class 5-1600 win, he's seen here just at takeoff. The win in Class 9 went to Brandon Hughes, he had 30 minutes in hand when he took the checkers, seen here at speed. Second lap ended and Rulo Solano still led the pack, Todd Cunningham had moved into second place, in spite of a flat tire, Mike Ault was up three places into third, Glen Mayernick was now in fourth place and Don Harper, who was in for Guy Savedra had dropped two spots into fifth place a flat tire and run-ning out of fuel were the culprits. Greg Perryman was up five places into sixth place, Allan Gross was up to seventh, Ruben Gutierrez dropped way back to eighth place, Robert Alatorre, who was in for Glen Furtad, fell to ninth place, a trans-mission change had taken place and Jim Kirby ran in the 10th spot. Mark Clifton was out of the race. Third lap ended and Rulo Solano still held the class lead, Jason Lakin, who was in for Todd Cunningham held on in second place, Mike Ault remained in third, Guy Savedra, who was back in for Don Harper was up a spot into fourth place and Glen Mayernick dropped to fifth. In sixth place it was Ruben Gutierrez, Allan Briana Bradley really had a great race, she took the win in Class bad for a seventeen year old. Dusty Times Gross was seventh, Robert Alatorre was eighth and Jim Kirbywas in ninth place. Greg Perryman succumbed to mechanical woes. Fourth lap, the checkers flew and Rulo Solano was right there to col-lect the gold medal, Jason Lakin took the silver medal, running trouble free on Laps 3 and 4. Guy Savedra took the bronze, Glen Mayemick was first off the podium and Ruben Gutierrez finished in fifth place. Patrick Dailey, who was in for Robert Alatorre, fin-ished in sixth place. Pat wanted to • Drhllnll Suits • Crew lJnifanns • CrtlwShlllS • PoloShlttl •Tam.Jadr.lJIB .,_ • Gtltlrllags thank the Checkers, Porter Race Cars and Billy Gasper for the tranny change. Allan Gross came in seventh. Mike Ault and Jim Kirby were un-able to finish their final lap. Class 9, good 'ol Class 9, there were 11 of them entered but only three would make their required laps. When they completed their first lap it was Brandon Hughes showing the way, Johnny Burns was in second place, in spite of running for a long while on a flat tire, Ryan Tyler ran in third place, Cameron Blackley was NOW FEATURING: In-Hause Embraidery Driver Names • Team Logos • 5fJM80I' Logos fourth and Jack Randall was in fifth place. Rick Moran was in sixth place, Tom Pittman was seventh, Eddie Frias was eighth, Cody Stuart ran ninth, Don Kelly was 10th and Mark Bass was in 11th place. Second lap and Brandon Hughes still led, Johnny Burns was second, he was about 14 minutes down and was having shifter linkage troubles, Ryan Tyler ran in third, Jack Randall was in fourth place, Cody Stuart was in fifth, Tom Pittman was running Continued next page 1.BOD.700.2.3511 • Fax IIOll.31111.0436 3834 Wacker Drive • Mira Loma, CA 91752 May 2008 Page 27

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Mark Murrell drove his Class 11 Bug to a second place finish in Scott Steinberger and Mike Childress had their share of woes at the It was a decent race for Cam Thieriot, he worked his way through class, he's seen here on the course headin' for the checkers. Mint 400 but they held on for a 3rd place finish in Unlimited Truck. the pack to finish in third place in the Class 1 contest. sixth and Mark Bass was in the sev-Pittman and Mark Ba s were off the Stephens was in the second spot, still was showing the way, Wesley Third lap, Keith Basso, who was in enth spot. Cameron Blackley, Rick scoring chart. Eddie Saxton was third, John Pfeffer Stephens still ran second, two min- for Rory Ward still led the class, be-Moran, Eddie Frias and Don Kelly Final lap, it was an easy win for was fourth and Terry Collis was in utes in arrears, Terry Collins was causetheyweregettingreallygood fuel were nowhere to be seen. Brandon Hughes, Chris Haney was fifth place. Clare Ross was running third, John Pfeffer dropped to fourth mileage, they decided to lighten the Third lap ended and Brandon second in and Jack Randall was the sixth, Joe Cota was in seventh place, and Joe Cotta was up a spot into fuel load with dire consequences later Hughes still led the way, Chris Haney, third and final finisher. Polo Ramirez was eighth, Jerry Stewart fifth. In sixth place was Polo Ramirez, on, John McCormack, who was in for who was in for Johnny Burns was Class 15, 12 of them entered and was in the ninth spot and Jeff Mor-upa couple of places, Clare Ross was Wesley Stephens still ran second, he second, he was 30 minutes in arrears just over half of them would take the gan was 10th. John Poling and Alex in seventh place and Jerry Stewart was was three minutes out of first place, and Jack Randall was in the third checkered flag. Rory Ward led the Koons were on their trailers. in eighth place. Eddie Saxton and Terry Collis was still in third place, spot. Ryan Tyler, Cody Stuart, Tom pack on their first lap, Wesley Second lap ended and Rory Ward Jeff Morgan were out of the race. John Pfeffer remained in fourth place, It was a third place finish in the Class 10 battle for Cortney Dave Matsui had a good run in Class 12, he was able to take the Curt Geer made his way through the crowd of Class 1600 cars to Whipple, seen here just at takeoff. bronze medal back to Japan for his Mint 400 efforts. end up with a nice third place finish at the Mint 400. ' ONGRATULATIONS TO Alt OUR RA WHO HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT! 2007 SCORE CLASS CHAMPIONS Class 1 Billy Gasper Class 10 Lobsam Yee Class 12 Tim Noe Class 1/2 1600 David Caspino Class 5 Luivan Voelker 2007 BAJA 1000 WINNERS Class 11st-Larry Roeseler, 2nd -Steve Strobel, 4th -Mark McMiHin, 5th -BIiiy Gasper, 6th -Dale Lenk Class 121st -Tirrr Noe, 2nd -Stan Potter Class 8 1st· Glen Greer Class 1/21600 2nd ~ Victor Barreda, 4th~ Dan McMillin _ Class 51st -Drew Belk, 2nd -Lulvan Voelker 2007 BITD OVERALL POINTS CHAMPlllN Chuck Hovey Page 28 May 2008 Dusty Times •

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Guy Savedra, with some help from Don Harper took the last spot on the podium in Class 5-1600, seen here just at touchdown. Jack Randall kicks up a bit of the soft stuff as he heads to a third Rory Ward led Class 15 for the first three laps but some problems place finish in Class 9 at the SNORE Mint 400. on his last lap dropped him top a third place finish. Polo Ramirez was up a spot into fifth, Jerry Stewart was in sixth place and Joe Cota was in seventh place. Clare Ross was out of the race. A surprise on the last lap, John McCormack really cranked it on and took the class win, reporting an abso-lutely trouble free day! Terry Collis moved into second place, Rory Ward, back in for Keith Brasso had prob-lems, ran out of gas (we thought you would!), and dropped to third place, John Pfeffer held on in fourth place, Polo Ramirez finished fifth, Jerry Stewart finished in sixth place and Joe Cota was the seventh and final fin-isher. Class 13 had five cars on the start-ing line and two of them would com-plete their required laps. When they finished their first lap it was Ashley Davis in the lead, Briana Bradley was right there in second place, less than two minutes in arrears, Joe Bourland came along three minutes later in third place, Henry Vasquez ran in fourth place and Tomas Morales was in fifth place. Joe Stone led Class 7 all the way, flying his way to the finish line. it's no wonder, he's seen here literally Gary Messer took the Mini Metal Class lead on the last lap, but it was close, he had five minutes in hand at the finish. When the second lap ended it was Briana Bradley in the lead, Ashley Davis was in second place, 12 minutes in arrears and Henry Vasquez was in third place. Joe Bourland was hit hard by an Unlimited Truck, he and Tomas Morales were out of the race. Lap 3 and Derek Bradley was in for his sister Briana, still led the class, Ashley Davis was right there in second place, now only three minutes behind, and Henry Vasquez was a very long third place. The checkers flew and Derek Bra-dley was right there for the win. Briana was the youngest ( 17 years old) female to win a class in a major race, Ashley Davis took second place, a mere one minute and 32 seconds in arrears. Henry Vasquez failed to complete his last lap. Class 7 only had three entries, only one of them would finish the race. Joe Stone was the leader on the first lap, Gary Whipple had big troubles and Kent Kroeker drove his General Tire Dodge to the Stock Full win, he's seen here racin ' his way to the checkered flag. It was a great win for Don and Ken Moss, they took the Class 3 win in their Ford Bronco, leading the class all the way. Dusty Times was a very distant second place and Travis Bozzano never made it around. At the end of the second lap the only truck running was Joe Stone, Gary Whipple had disappeared. It was a breeze now, Joe Stone had some problems on his last lap, but he came in to take the Class 7 win. There were eight entered in Mini Metal, half of them would not finish the race. It was Neal Mason in the lead when they came around on Lap 1, Gregg Hempel was in second place, Bruce Finchum ran in third, Brian Freemal ran fourth and John Murray Neal Mason was way back in seventh was in the fifth spot. Gary Messer was place and Matt Armstrong held on in in sixth place, he had rolled the truck eighth place. along the way, Dana Dague ran sev-Their third lap ended and John enth and Matt Armstrong was in the Murray still led the class, Gary messer eighth position. was up another spot into second place, The second lap was all sorts of Bruce Finchum dropped a spot into changes, John Murray had moved into third, Dana Dague was up to fourth the lead, Bruce Finchum was up a spot and Neal Mason was in fifth place. into second place, Gary Messer was Greg Hempel, Brian Freemal and Matt up three places into third, Brian Armstrong were out of the race. Freemal held on in fourth and Dana Last lap, Robert Naughton, who Dague was fifth in. Gregg Hempel was in for Gary Messer slid in for a dropped four spots to sixth place, Continued next page ------ -----e s m rx (BOO) 654-7223 CA (310) 539-2266 May 2008 Page 29

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It was a third place finish in Mini Metal for Bruce Finchum, he's Robert Johnson threaded his way through the silt and the dead Jeff Perkins emerges from a silt bed with lots of power on, Jeff seen here churning his way through the soft stuff. cars to take a third place finish in the Class 11 conflict. was the fourth place finisher in the Class 1 contest. nice win, John Murray came in six Stock Full category, Rodolfo lribe. lead,RonnyWilsoncamealonginthe Next up was Class 3, there were the second lap although Michael minutes later for second place, Bruce Kent Kroeker drove the second lap, second spot, Robby Woolworth was four of them and three of them made DeHaas was in for Randy Ellis. Finchum was third in and Neal Ma-they had to do some welding before third in and Bryan Ziegler was in the it all the way. At the end of their first On their third of four required son was the fourth and final finisher. lap 3, Rodolfo lribe drove the third fourth spot. lap it was Don Moss in the lead, Randy laps there were no position changes Dana Dague was unable to finish the lap and Kent Kroeker came in for the On their second lap it was still Eric Ellis, \\1th MichaelDeHaas in the right and~"ehad Ken Moss in for Don Moss last lap. checkers. They ran their fourrequired Ludian in the lead and Bryan Ziegler seat was in second place and Ken and Dylan Evans was in for Michael Class 7S only had one entry, Carl laps and went home the class winner. was the second car in. Ronny Wilson Leavitt held down third place. Unfor- DeHaas. Sosa, he only got in one lap and then Class 1450 had four entrants but and Robby Woolworth failed to fin- tunately, Gale Pike was unable to com-When the checkers flew it was Ken he retired. none of them made it all the way. On ish the lap. That's all she wrote! plete his first lap. Moss taking the win, Randy Ellis was There was only one entrant in the their first lap it was Eric Ludian in the Hang in there folks, it's almost over. There were no position changes on in for Dylan Evans and he took the Will Higman took a hard earned fourth place finish in Class 10, a Sigal Greenberg with help from Grieg/ow and Smith took a fourth Kenny Freeman was the fourth place finisher in 1600 he was just five minute penalty didn't help his cause. place finish in the Class 12 race, seen here in nice level flight. a couple of minutes out of a second place finish. Page 30 May 2008 Dusty Times

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I Jessica Freeman had a loooong day, but she carried on and finished It was a first off the podium finish for Glen Mayernick, he's seen Todd Welling didn't have the best of days, he had some problems along the way but still managed a fifth place finish in Class 1. was in for Ed Mahoney taking the win. AnJ so it ended, a big pat on the Mark Murrell was second in, albeit a back for all the SNORE folks who longw-ay back from the leader, he went made it happen and thanks ro all the most of the race with no Parker racers who always wanted to run a Pumper and was stuck for almost an Mint 400. From what we have heard, hour, Robert Johnson was the bronze there were no injuries (except for the medal winner and Dick Nichols was wounded pride for some), and all we the fourth place and final finisher talked to, drivers, co-drivers, crew and declaring his lap "The best lap in the spectators said they had a really ~reat in fifth place in the Class 1200 battle. here flying his Bug towards the finish line. silver medal while Ken Leavitt took the third, Mark Murrell was fourth, he Ed Mahoney in the leaLl, Mark Murrell bronze. was stuck for a bit near Pit A, then was in the second spot, Dave Cote held Last class to start with only three lost the pumper motor, Bob Johnson on in third, Robert Johnson was run-laps to make their race were the Srock was fifth in and J.P. Rosenveldt was in ning fourth, fighting a dead cylinder Bug, Class 11 cars. There were 11 of the sixth spot, he suffered a hit from a and Bennet Hisel, who was in for them but only four of them would see Class 10, broken rear drum and valve Rosenveldtwas fifth in, he had a bent the checkered flag. When their first cover, John Ledyard, Jeff Lee Cory rim flat and no spare. Derek Krumm lap ended it was Derek Krumm in the V.1ndemark and Garey leavitt failed was on his trailer. lead, 12 seconds later, Ed Mahoney to complete their first lap. Third lap, final lap and when the came into view, Dave Core came in Second lap ended and now it was checkers flew it""'as Corey Torres, who world." looooongweekend. Michael Deardoff was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 10 Jeff Farshler and his dad, Tony shared the driving chores this It was a sixth place finish in Class 10 for Todd Bauman, he's seen contest but he still slid in for a fifth place finish. race, they ended up in sixth place in the 1600 battle. here in beautiful level flight headin' for the finish line. Dusty Times May 2008 Page 31

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SNa-DRIFT L·Estage surprise Winner Pastrana Has Dae woes It was a great win for Antoine L 'Estage and Nathalie Richard, 1st in Open, 1st overall in their Hyundai Tiburon. Antoine L'Estage and navigator Ramana Lagemann had his win at competing in a GT class Subaru Nathalie Richard became the win-Olympus Rally in May of last year since 2004. Johnson made several ners of the Sno*Drift Rally, the first in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7. An mods to his car that he built last round of the 2008 Rally-America astounded L'Estage stated, 'Tm summer so that it is now in Open Championship Series held in Mont- very happy for our win, but I'm class trim. Also, last year's near morency County, Michigan just a speechless. Travis was the designated Group 5 champion Kyle Saras in couple of hours due north of De- winner, he beat everybody, until the moved up a notch in the CPD Rac-troit. The win came just miles from end." ing stable into their older Subaru the end of the event when Travis The field at the top of the ranks lmpreza which has had several wins Pastrana's Subaru Rally Team USA grew again after the final event of in the past in the hands oflauchlin WRX STI had a brush with the lo- the year, Lake Superior, held in late O'Sullivan. Two blasts from the cal fauna while running flat out on October. Travis Pastrana and Ken northern CARS Rally Series came the fastest stage of the event. Cana- Block were back in their Subaru down from Canada for the week-dian L'Estage's Hyundai Tiburon Rally Team USA WRX's as were end not only to prepare for their beat out fellow countryman An-the Rockstar Energy Subaru Team first event of the season in that drew Comrie-Picard's Mitsubishi drivers Tanner Foust and Andrew country two weeks later, but also Lancer Evo 9 and was the first non-Pinker. Adding to the mix this year were vying for a spot into the X-Su baru to win an event since are Matthew Johnson who has been Games in August. Both Andrew Page 32 Comrie-Picard and Antoine L'Estage crashed their cars hard at last year's X-games, but want an-other try for the coveted Gold Medal. Both will be running se-lected events in the Rally-America Series this year. Piotr Wiktorczyk, Will Corry, Kenny Bartram, and Laughlin Rally winner, Todd Moberly, were also darkhorses, all in Subaru WRX's. Notably absent was the Subaru Impreza of Matt Iorio who announced his retire-ment from the sport weeks before the event. All of Matt's cars are up for sale. Sadly, a great loss of talent to the sport. With both Johnson and Wiktorczyk moving from the GT class into Open, the GT battle was still nine national entrants strong. Bryan Pepp, Pat Moro, Travis Hanson, Nathan Conley, Jaroslaw Sozanski, and Heath Nunnemacher were all back with their same cars, however both Amy Bebervanzo and Robert Borowicz stepped from their Open class cars into GT for the season. If Stephan Verdier and Tim Penasack return to the fray at 100 Acre Wood in a month, thi could turn out to be THE battle royale for the season. All GT drivers mentioned above are in Subaru WRX's vying for funds supported by the manufacturer. In Group 5, last year's cham-pion Cary Kendall has his Dodge SRT-4 for sale as he concentrates on his business. Cary mentioned May 2008 Patrick Moro and Mike Rossey took the Production GT Class in their Subaru GTX, seen here going into a left hander. that he may take out his old Open class Mitsubishi Eclipse later this season. Doug Shepherd was back with the Dodge SRT-4 that he won the class with at Lake Superior last year. Chris Duplessis, last year's Group 2 champion, entered Group 5 for this event in his VW GTI as he wanted a challenge. The only other two wheel drive cars entered nationally were the Production class cars of Canadians Jan Zedril (Mitsubishi Lancer ES) and Jim Stevens (Suzuki Swift GTI). On Stage 1 Pastrana's Subaru stepped out into an eight second lead over L'Estage Hyundai and teammate Ken Block, back another two seconds. Sadly the weekend ended early for Andrew Pinker who was out mid-stage with an expired engine. Also on Stage 1 Doug Shep-herd rolled h is Group 5 Dodge SRT-4 and lost several minutes get-ting it righted and limped to the end of the stage. Stage 2 saw Pastrana double that lead over his competition, but on Stage 3 Comrie-Picard was the stage win-ner on the rough stage known as the ranch stage. By the mid-evening break Pastrana held the lead by 38 sec-onds over L'Estage with Block be-hind another five seconds. Comrie-Picard' s Evo 9 moved into fourth on Stage 3 while Foust slipped a spot. In GT, Moro held almost a 45 second advantage over Moberly with Borowicz another 30 seconds back. Duplessis held a big lead by over a minute in the two wheel drive division after Shepherd's roll. On Stage 4 Pastrana was back in to form and won that stage as well, however, teammate Block edged in front of L'Estage with a time over ten seconds faster than the Hyundai driver. Stage 5 saw nearly identical times from Block and L'Estage with Block edging his out for the stage win by. 7 seconds. The spread between the top four drivers on this, the second running of the 7.34 mile ranch stage, was a . . . mere 1.4 seconds! Block also took the tage win for the final stage of the night, Stage 6. At the end of Day 1, Pastrana held a 46 second lead over Block, his teammate. L'Estage was now 1:07 behind and in fourth was Foust 2: 11 behind Pastrana. In fifth was Comrie-Picard at 2:43 out of the lead. Piotr Wiktorczyk, Kyle Sarasin, Matthew Johnson, Bill Bacon (in an Evo 9) and GT leader Pat Moro rounded out the top ten. The first stage at sunrise was the fast Roth stage and Ken Block was the winner of the stage by 1.6 sec-onds over Pastrana. L'Estage came back on Stage 8 with a win over both Subaru teammates by a mere 0.8 seconds; the to five times sepa-rated by eight seconds! Stage 9 saw Block come back with a vengeance and win that stage by 1.8 seconds. At the first service of the day after all the swapping of stage times, the top five remained the same: Pastrana, Block, L'Estage, Foust, and Comrie-Picard all separated by three and a half minutes at this point. Sixth place Piotr Wiktorczyk held a one second advantage over Sarasin who were proving to have their battle this weekend. Stage 10 saw bad luck come to Ken Block who came over a crest into a slow left-hander and stuffed his car on a snow-covered dirt mound losing several minutes. "We just got sucked into the snow", said Ken. He was able to free himself and continue, albeit in eighth place overall. L'Estage took the stage win by five seconds over Pastrana. After a midday service, Block came back to win the next stage, but on Stage 12 Pastrana turned up the wick on the nearly 15 mile stage to win by 45 seconds. Foust had the bad luck on this stage los-ing over eight minutes in a snow bank. On Stage 13 Block contin-ued on his charge and beat Pastrana on Stage 13 by over eight seconds. Stage 14 and Block won again, however, Foust was 4.1 seconds The Group 5 win went to Christopher Duplessis and Martin Headland, seen here in their VW GTi at speed on a stage. Dusty Times '

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Former Sno *Drift winners Andrew Comrie Picard and Marc Goldfard Bryan Pepp and Jerry Stang finished 10th overall, 2nd in Production Kyle Sarasin and Mikael Johansson plow through the white stuff in settled for second place in Open in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. GT in their Subaru WRX, seen here going into a left hander. their Great looking Subaru lmpreza to a third place finish in Open. Amy BeberVanzo and Aubrey Volger are running PGT this year, Fifth overall, 5th in Open Class, Ken Block and Alessandro Tanner Foust and Christine Beavis corner hard in their Subaru lmpreza WRX, they finished 6th in Open Class, 6th overall. they finished 8th in class in their Subaru lmpreza WRX. Gelsomino are seen here saving a bit of tire wear. back. Both drivers were on a hard fire the car, but Pas trana knows be a knockdown, drag-out dogfight charge back to the front. better and they pull off to the right fo r the win. And don't forget to be even more interesting by mid-sea-Things are definitely looking up for son when Seamus Burke, Thomas the Rally-America Series later this Lawless, Paul Choinere and other year and the event at the X-Games drivers return when the east coast being much bigger than ever. Count At the final service, before the and get the triangles out. Their bril- fac tor in the fact that weather in final three evening stages, Pastrana liant run was over and L'Estage be- Missouri at that time of year can be held onto a comfo rtable lead of came the new leader. O n the final dry, rainy, icy or snowy. Things will are run in the summer. on it! 1 :42 over L'Estage with Comrie- two stages Block waS'Stage winner Picard 4:20 out of the lead. Eigh-both times: by 11 econds over teen year old Kyle Sarasin now sat Johnson on Stage 16 and by three in fourth after Piotr Wiktorczyk seconds over L'Estage on Stage 17. stuffed his car for a few minutes. In L'Estage's win over Comrie-fifth was Matthew Johnson who Picard made plenty of Canadians struggled with his car setup all week-at the event proud. Saras in came end and in sixth and seventh Block home with the final podium spot: and Foust struggled after their mis- a fine start to the 2008 season for haps. Bill Bacon held eighth spot such a young driver. Johnson was and Wiktorczyk slipped back into fourth in a car he borrowed from ninth. Moro, the GT leader, sat in Todd Moberly for the weekend. tenth with over a two and a half Block was fifth and Foust sixth af-minute lead over Bryan Pepp in ter a rough weekend of snowbank 11th overall. hits. Bacon moved up to seventh at Drivers hate when stages get can-the end past Wiktorczyk. Moro celled and that's exactly what hap- cook ninth, and first in GT, fol-pened when a group of partying lowed by the other GT cars of snowmobilers near the start of Stage Bryan Pepp and Robert Borowicz 15 delayed the start and eventually to fill that class' podium. cancelled the stage with the biggest In Group 5, Chris Duplessis crowd. This brings back memories took the class win in his VW GTI of STPR last year when two stages after Doug Shepherd rolled his were cancelled at that event, due to SRT-4 twice on Stage 12 and re-alcohol consumption by locals. tired. In Production class Jan Zedril At the start of Stage 16, was the sole finisher in his Pastrana held onto the lead with Mitsubishi Lancer ES. only 11 stage miles to gb. About a 100 Acre Wood is the next stop mile into the stage on a straight at on the series in late February and over 80 miles an hour, a deer lept by looking at Ken Block's stage times out of the woods directly in front at Sno*Drift coupled with his past of the car. The video on youtube two wins at that event, he will be shows the deer going airborne as the one to beat. But with Pastrana, the lights shatter and hood folds. Pinker, Foust, Comrie-Picard, and Pastrana's co-driver ask him to re-L'Estage all entered that event will Jan and Jody Zedril Were the Production Class winners, seen here churning the snow in their Mitsubishi Lancer. Dusty Times MoTeC''Engine Managerhent and Data Acqulsielon Systems Rc;:,bcJpt 32-bit sequential fuel and spark ~• .-.yetems built. tro with&Qnd ft, ~eme redns er,d l;"e-1"'~ .. mntng t>~ei:it-Tur n-key systems available for ell AQPUfar off-road engine packeges. Digltal display end data acquisition systems for all levels of competition. 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r -~l,lll,! WILD WASH 250 Revnalds/Dunn-Wln Class 1450 B Y STEVE RUDDICK PHOTOS: T RACKS/DE PHOTO INC. John Vaughan took the Class win in the six lap category, he's seen here at speed on his way to the checkered flag. Race day for the MDR WildWash it also made for a rather cold and crispy ltwas Course A at Barstow-42 miles 250 started out with a thin 3 2 entries day inside an open cockpit racers -with around the loop and an eight hour max and 21 starters. The skies were mostly no heaters. Even MDR Main was all time limit, including: 27 major course high clouds, brrrrr temps, and the bundled up for winter racing conditions changes, 12 road crossings (RX), up hills Barstow breeze was blowing. The winds in the Mojave Desert of southern Cali- and down hills and The Big Hill, three kept the race course clean of dust for fornia. Race day ended with 12 total remote pits, two checkpoints (CP), your the racers who braved the elements, but finishers. occasional drop-off, and other miscella-HONDA Power Equipment It was a nice win in the Class 3 category for Gerrado Barragan, seen here hustling his Jeep to the victory. neous 'got'Chas'. Three-two entries in the six required laps in 5:58:42 at an ten different classes entered: Classes 1, average speed of 43.3 mph, with a 1:29:31 5, 10 and 1400 raced for six laps; Classes margin of victory. Vaughan, from San 900, 1200, and 1300 raced for five laps; Clemente, CA, drove it all with co-driv-Classes 300 and 1450 completed three ers Sonny Deamore on Laps 1-3, and laps; Class 800 did three laps. John Harper on Laps 4-5. Vaughan said, CLASS 1400: "The course was rough, rocky and washed Six laps . .---,.,,-~----------~------, Seven en-tries, two finishers, three DNFs, two DNS. J o h n Vaughan was the Overall winner, and finished First in class, in the C & D Fabworks truck# 14 28. Va u g h a n Salvador Cervantes was a bit off the winning pace, he took home completed the silver medal in the Class 3 conflict. UCER & SPRTATIR DISCOUNTS HOND~ OENEAATO & JauMAl!ll • GENERATORS • Tn I F~ • OUTBOARD ENGINES • LAWNMOWERS • WATERPUMPS California's lor Honda Largest Souree Power Equipment Parts fl Inventory IF WE QON T NIIYE IT. NO ONE QOE9I . Check Our Website: Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 East 3rd St. • Los Angeles, CA 90063 {323)264-3936, 264-5858 • FAX(323)264-2136 Nothing's easier. For optimum performance and safety, we recommend you read the owner's manual before operating your Honda Power Equipment. Connection of a generator to house power requires a transfer device to avoid possible injury to power company personnel. Consult a qualified electrician. ©2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Page 34 May 2008 Dusty Times

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Trever Leach gave it his all but this race he had to settle for a Rick Saldivar Jr. was the only Class 5-1600 car in the race, A fifth place in Class 1450 went to Steve Fuhring, he's seen here in his really neat looking truck at speed. second place finish, h_e's seen here at speed. • unfortunately he was unable to complete his required laps. out, and that was the good parts. The tire race, and Ray Manet was the co-by me or my co-driver Ray. The sound windy". back part was very bad. We got showered driver. "The driver's seat never seemed of us going by the full ize Ford F-150 "The hood came loose on the first with rocks from a Class 8 truck on Lap so sweet" Shields said in the winner's was hair raising; considering this is my lap", reported Shields. "The truck is blue l. We popped a right-front tire on Lap circle. "The race started out great. The first race, and we were over matched by and my co-driver "Ray started calling it 5. The most fun was dicing it back and 'yota 4-banger passed its first truck in all the V8's and exorbitant amount of the "cookie monster" when the hood was the windshield. Hahha. When the hood was flapping in front of our faces, we thought it was going to fly off and hit the truck behind us. We thought this was a good strategic move by Shields Racing forth and bumper-to-bumper with #1401 less than five miles and was not expected travel. The track was rough, rocky and flinging and flapping about in front of Continued next page . for about a half a lap; and finishing!" In this case, the finish was# 1 Overall and # 1 in class; a big hole in the rear pump-kin, and a cracked rear trailing arm. Nice finish; Nice win. Danny Giannini got# 1401 to the finish line in 7: 17: 13 at 34.6 mph for the checkered flag and Second Place Overall win. Giannini won Second Place in class, and the Fast Lap Award on Lap 3 at XXmph; in 0:55:05. Dustin Trent from Fullerton, CA got in about 1:23:36 and 1.3 laps offun in truck #1419 be-fore he sheared off the front lower spindle bolt at MM14 and grabbed a D F. He lost both spare tires before that, at MM8. It only took five hours to get the full size 76 Chevy back on the trailer. CLASS 13: Five laps. One entry, one starter, one finisher. Rick Mondragon was the sole entry and winner in class in car #1316. Mondragon completed the required laps in 7:07:36 at 29.5 mph. #1316 also won the Fast Lap Award on Lap 5 in 1:19: 17 atYYmph. CLASS 1450: Four laps. Fourteen entries, eight starters, six finishers, two DNFs, six DNS. Craig Reynolds and Nicolette Dunn were first in class to get the green _ flag in truck #1456 and got to the check-ered flag the fastest in 4:27:30, to win First Place in class at 37. 7 mph.# 1456 did it with a 25 minute margin of vic-tory. Reynolds also captured the Fast Lap Award on Lap 1 at XYmph; in 0:58:35. #1456 is a 1996 Ford F250 with I-beam front and 3-link rear suspension. Craig Reynolds drove Lap 1, and then turned the wheel duties over to Nicolette Dunn. "This is our third time to race the MDR Wild Wash 250", Reynolds said. "We placed second in 2006, but DNF'd in 2007. Third time is the charm!" "We started first of eight in class off the line and were never passed. On the second lap we took a few minutes at Pit C to fix a leaking rear brake line fit-ting. The course was mostly dry with just a few puddles covered with a thin sheet of ice", Reynolds said. Craig lives in Laguna Niguel, CA and is a Supervisor with UPS in Aliso Viejo, CA. This wa Nicolette's second race as a driver. She fini hed first in her first race as a driver in the 2007 MORE Powder Puff. Nicolette lives in Dana Point, CA and is an Assistant Service Manager with a Ford dealership. . Treavor Leach won Second Place in class in truck# 1491, in 4:52: 15 ac34.4 mph. Steve Shields from Lakewood, CA won Third Place in class in the DJ Safety/ Shields Racing truck# 1455. Shields completed the course in 5:07:40 at 32.8 mph. #1455 is a 1994 Toyota pickup, with a 14-inch travel ( IOin c/ o) uni-ball front suspension, long leafs in the rear with 18-inches of travel ( 16in triple b/ p), and a stock 22re motor. Steve Shields was the driver for the en-Dusty Times 3IJ Seat shown 1 800 565 4042 May 2008 Top Competitors in every Major on Road Event Choose MasterCraft Seats and Restraints ,.. Including: Scott Douglas Evan Evans Mike Julson Curt and Kyle Le Due Rob Maccachren John Mar~ing Carl Renezeder Matt Scaroni Dan Smitll and Dave Ashley Scott Steinberger Shannon Campbell Aaron Dusenbery Walker Evans Johnny G. Mitch Guthrie Joachim Schweisow Tracy Jordan Jason Paule Its Page 35 -.

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-We believe it is Kyle Caso in this truck, he finished third in the Danny Giannini had a pretty good race, he was the second place Eric Ludian is seen here with all the suspension in full extension, Class 1450 fracas, seen here at speed. finisher in class, he's seen here just at takeoff. Eric was theesixth place finisher in class. · but it didn t happen because the truck the problem right away-the upper con-Finish" attitude the whole race enabled Shields Racing ;:;;;;;=~===============, went by us when we couldn't see. Two trol arm was coming loose. The repair to capture Third Place in our debut race." Well, it seconds later we spotted a spectator who took about six minutes and by then, the happens to the best. was kind enough to help us out and rip #1491 truck had slipped in front of us." Court Legare is from Anaheim, CA and races #1493 the hood off. Thanks "Bro". "Then, we had to stop again to -a '91 Ford Ranger with a 302CI motor, equal-length I-"On the second lap I had to brake tighten the front end, and lastly, we beams in front, and a 3-link rear suspension. "This is for the nasty drop off at MM 13 and stopped to weld the nut. But then, the our first race in a new truck", Legare said. "No troubles there was a weird 'clunk' that was com-pit crew welded the wrong bolt. Hahaha. and no flats, but the front shocks faded away and we ing from the front right suspension af-We didn't know until we had finished missed a course marker at the beginning and got lost." ter that. Everything seemed fine until I the race, but-way to go pit for welding The O.R.A. # 1493 Ford Ranger of Court Legare and would slam on the brakes and we knew the wrong bolt! Justjoshin ya. What kept Bryan Blagg started the race toward the back of the something was wrong. Co-driver "Ray" us competitive was pre-running the pack off the line and was sitting in fourth by the first radioed in to Pit B, and when we stopped course, which shaved off at least eight lap. "We were just trying to run a consistent race-. This my great pit crew was able to diagnose minutes per lap. Keeping the same "Just is a new truck and we are getting the kinks worked out. On the start of the fourth lap we were ten minutes behind third position and were reeling him in. We could see the dust in the distance getting closer and Court Legare drove his really good lookin' truck to a first off the closer, but by the finish lirte he beat us. We had a great podium finish at the MOR Wild Wash race, seen here at speed. Page 36 time, the truck ran great in the cold weather, and our pit crew did a great job keeping us going." Legare fin-ished in Fourth Place in 5:09:06 at 32.6 mph. Steve Fuhring snapped the steering of #1464 on Lap 1, got it fixed, and went on to win Fifth Place in cla sin 5:53:52 at 28.5 mph. "We took it easy after that and had no other problems all day. The course was long, pretty rough, and very rocky. The last 15 miles was a battle to get to the finish line", Fuhring said. Eric Ludian and co-driver, Ed Baran, started pretty · good in truck #2477, got lost, blew a rear tire, and "had all kinds of fuel problems, all day". But Ludian still got it to the finish line in 5:57 :07 at 28.2 mph for the Sixth Place win. "The course was extremely rough", stated Ludian, "and we stopped at every pit to adjust the fuel regulator; but we still had a blast." f Aaron Osborne came to race in truck #1458, but Chris Muncy was having a really good time in his Jeep but' broke a wheel off on the first lap, with mechanical woes stopped him from completing his required laps. massive down time. He just plain ran out of time and DNF' don the last lap. "This was my first race and I had a great time. I learned a lot, Osborne said. "I had my share of problems, but we kept the truck going and made three laps. We were set to go for four, but were told we only had 45 mins. left. Bummer!!! We broke a wheel off on the first lap and had to wait for parts for a long time. After we got it fixed, we started having trouble with radiator hoses. Must have lost them 10-12 times on the next lap. ( ew hoses and wheel studs before next race, check.) 1 want to thank everyone on the course that gave us water and kept us going, and especially the guys that had an extra rad hose at Pit C. Af. ter we got that fixed the last lap was trouble free and we even ran a competi-tive lap time. Thanks MOR for a great learning experience and you guys are great to work with." That's a winning attitude. CLASS 3: Four laps. Four entries, three start-ers, rwo finishers, one DNF, one DNS. Gerardo Barragan finished in First Place in truck #304, getting the required four laps done in 6:10:42 at 27.2 mph. Barragan al o won the Fast Lap Award on Lap I in 1 "26"25 at XXmph. Salvador Cervantes and Reyes Cervantes won Second Place in class in #348. Sal had driving duties for the full four laps, the first one being the fastest. They had four clean laps stopping only once for fuel. The shocks were giving them trouble starting the second lap and made for a very bumpy ride the rest of the day and slowing the pace down a bit. The course was a lot rougher than last year for sure. l!DlB,l May 2008 Joe Pate/Ii didn't have much competition this day but he ran hard and took the Class 8 win, seen here at liftoff. Craig Reynolds had a pretty good race, he took the gold medal in the 1450 Class, seen here hustling to the finish line. Dusty Times

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& •·--;ao7 Rally & ♦ Rallycrass Champions BY LYNETTEAWSON January 26, 2008 Ontario, CA: In true style, more than 100 people made their way through high winds and winter rains to attend the an-nual awards presentations in Ontario, CA. The mix of attendees included competitors, crew members and family, plus numerous event or-ganizers, event volunteers and event photographers, all brought together to honor the rally and rallycross champions for 2007. Dick Moser, Director for the Cali-fornia Rally Series, acted as emcee for the evening. With the Awards Program set up in rally-related for-mat, the evening began with an Odo check and ended with a Flying Fin-ish. The awards were efficiently pre-sented and gratefully received by the members while festivities included the typical cheers, jeers, and lighthearted The CRS Group 5 winners were: Brian Hamblin, Mike Hamblin, Sean Gallagher and Bill Holmes. PHOTOS: MOTORSPORT MEMORJES George Doganis is obviously pleased after receiving the Gale/ Souki Award at the California Rally Series Banquet. The CRS GT Class A ward Winners are: Scott Harvey, Shea Burns and Piers O'Hanlon. former US rally champion Chad fectively exist without the coopera-DiMarco, owner ofSubeSports, who tive efforts of countless volunteers. continues the award in memory of Paula Gibeault, a CRS founding his rally mentor and former father- member, presented the Volunteer of in-law. Dr. Zimmerman thoroughly the Year 2007 to Michele Hoche-enjoyed rallying and being part of the Mong, recognizing his tireless efforts rally family, and as CRS began to and creative approaches in getting expand in popularity, he anony-done the things that needed doing. mously provided monetary support In a lighter vein, where else but at toward expenses often absorbed by the CRS Awards would teams get to the event organizers. Selected from a brag about their most embarrassing field of nominations, Tony Chavez, competition moment? It's CRS's CRS Director, and long-time rally unique "Captain Crunch Award" driver, received the. award for 2007. but not everyone makes the qualify-Tony surprised everyone when ing round at the Awards. Bue tradi-speechless with emotion after his tion is tradition, and the nominated name was announced. teams give a public re-enactment of In memory of his long-time per-their special "crunch". After very sonal friend and co-driver, Ray loud and boisterous applause and Hocker created the Bill Moore whistles, the winner of the 2007 Cap-Award in honor of Bill's many years tain Crunch Award was declared to of support and involvement with the be, very appropriately, John Rados. CRS as rally co-driver, CRS Direc-He tearfully accepted the two boxes tor, and event organizer. Ray pre-Captain Crunch cereal. sented to Paula Gibeault the Bill Another special award is the Event Moore Award for 2007. T-Shirt contest, where the shirted bantering among the members. For more than 20 years the CRS contestants strut their stuff to the SPECIAL AWARDS: Volunteer Award has recognized the delight of the raucous crowd of ~heer-Califomia Rally Series is steeped unique contributions of eventvolun- ing attendees. Whodda thought a in history and its Special Awards re-teers. Though competitors assume most classy "Vanna" would be over-fleet the character and integrity of its they are the essential component, nei- shadowed by a revved-up male disco members past and present. One such ther rallying nor rallycross could ef-"pole dancer" whose gyrations gave a person was Gala[ ------- -----------------unique meaning to the Souki, a Stock class phrase "jerky transmis-com peti tor who, sion". Bue when all was along with his friend said and done, the and crew member, Laughlin International was unexpectedly Rally & Motors ports Fes-killed on a Washing- rival T-Shirt, sedately ton forest road after modeled by Leon Styles, a rally when a drunk received the honors. driver rear-ended COMPETITOR their service van as AWARDS: they searched for Rallycross: their disabled rally CRS Rallycross com-car location. In rec- petition continues to gain ognition of unselfish momentum with the pub-"spirit of the class" lie as a very competitive for sportsmanship, motor sport any driver friendship and posi- can enjoy. Its six recog-tive attitude, George nized vehicle classes pro-Doganis received the vide flexibility in types of Galal Souki Memo- vehicle from basic to ex-rial Award, pre-otic, but the challenge of sented by Jon Rood. winning against the com-The Kenneth petition remains a con- · Zimmerman Award The coveted Bill Moore Award was graciously accepted by Paula stant thrill element for was created by Gibeault. Continued next page Jon Rea was presented his Rookie Of The Year Award by Jen Performance Stock Award winners: George Doganis, Tom Smith, CRS Group 2 Class Award winners: Chuck Wilson, Dick Moser, Imai. Christine & Kris Marciniak, Dick Moser & Terry Stonecipher.J _e_n_lm_a_i _an_d_J_a_m_e_s_H._ill_. ______________ _ Dusty Times May 2008 Page 37 -, --

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--5. Kris Marciniak. Rally 4WD: 1. Keith Jackson 2. Isamu Kakitani 3. Kyle Jackson 4. Curtis Himmelberger. COMPETITOR AWARDS: Rally: Stage rally competition is a world class sport, and is enthusias-tically endorsed and recognized and promoted by CRS members. But every driver and co-driver has to be a beginher, and not all make it through the tough first year or two. The CRS Rookie of the Year was awarded to Jon Rea, presented by Jennifer Imai. The annual driver and co-driver CRS Open 4WD Winners: Leon Styles, Matt Gauger, Piers O'Hanlon, Hakan awards recognize each individual's Okeuoglu, Colin Deere, Lisa Klassen and Roger Loeffers. finishing records during the calen-driver and spectators. 4. Aaron Ekinaka. dar year and not necessarily repre-Rallycross Supporter of the Year Presented bv Dick Moser: sent a specific team. ·as presented to Lucv Elizabeth Rvan Rally 2WD: Presented by Shea Burns: m recognition of her extensive mvotve-; . Mark Anton Driver: ment as event helper, event assistant ·-· Mike Malsed l. George Doganis .. nd excellence in compennon rimm~. 3 Jon Olschewski 2. Chrissie Beavis Presented by Mike Malsed. 4. Jack Szanto 3. Kristopher Marciniak Street Stock 2WD: -----~-----------------c.., 4. Sarkis 1. Eli Gilbert Mazmaman 2. Terry Miller Co-driver: 3. Jay on Woodruff l. Thomas 4. Troy Lindstrom. Smith Street Stock 4WD: 2. Terry 1. athan Hall Stonecipher 2. Louis Minette 3. • Christine 3. Paul Olsen. Marciniak ~rreet Modified 2WD: 4. Dick Mo er l. Robert Miller Presertted by 2. Lloyd Evetts George Dogams: 3. Ryan Kasie. CRS GT Class: Street Stock Modified Driver: 4WD: 1. Scott Clark l. Phil Stewart-Jones 2. Shea Burns 2. Tam Su A great picture of all the California Rally Series RallyCross Class 3. Zach 3. Jon Burke winners. Heidepriem Page 38 May 2008 4. Scott Harvey Co-driver: 1. Marie Boyd 2. Zach Heidepriem 3. Piers O'Hanlon 4. Shea Burns Presented by Jeff Rados: CRS Group 5 Class: Driver: 1. Bill Holmes 2. Brian Hamblin 3. Roger Hull Co-driver: 1. Kevin Carter 2. Mike Hamblin 3. Sean Gallagher. Presented by Pat McMahon: CRS Group 2 Class: Driver: 1. Bill Malik 2. Larry Gross 3. Chuck Wilson 4. Jennifer Imai Co-driver: I. Christopher Edstrom 2. Drew Bra hier 3. Dick Moser 4.James Hill Presented by Kns Marciniak for Mustafa Samii: CRS Open 4WD: Driver: I. Leon Styles 2. Roger Loeffers 3. Lisa Klassen 4. Hakan Okcuoglu Co-driver: 1. Matt Gauger 2. John Dillon 3. Colin Deere 4. Piers O'Hanlon A special thanks is extended to individuals and businesses who do-nated prizes for the Awards ban-quet drawing. Prizes included Paris-Dakar shirts, gift certificates of$50 The California Rally Series A ward for Volunteer Of The Year went to Michel Hoche-Mong. towards purchase from Silverstone Tires and Competitor Entry Dis-counts of $150 for the upcoming event in Oregon. Information on rally and rallycr-oss competition rules or schools is available on the Calen-dar of Events at Tony chavez was pleased to accept the Kenneth Zimmerman Award. ROA Dusty Times

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20TH ANNIVERSARY Dao WaP VDIVD Team Wins John Lane and Ray Damitio took first overall honors in the 20th running of the Dao Wop Rally, seen here in their 32 year old Volvo. John Lane and Ray Damitio claimed first overall in the 20th anniversary of the Doo Wop Rally Series based in the historic Wash-ington seaport of Aberdeen. tory for Lane and Damitio driving a two-wheel drive 1976 Volvo 262. The popular duo shook off the rust from a five year layoff and claimed a five second victory over Pete Yan Bogart and Mike Barber in a new Cascade Motorsports 2007 Subaru WRX. The Subaru Legacy of Mike Mager and Miller Dumaoal finished third, another ten seconds back. It was a come from behind vie- Van Bogart and Barber topped the field on Day 1 but the Produc-Tom and Don Burress were right with the overall winners but a faulty fuel pump put them out of the rally. Carl Decker and Adam Craig drove their Subaru· lmpreza to the Group 2 win, seen here at speed on a stage. Jay Woodard and Jason Grahn took the silver medal in Dao Wop 1, they're seen here in their all wheel drive Mazda Protege. Dusty Times tion GT class Subaru suffered a power disad-vantage on Day 2's fast stages. Pre-event fa-vorites Dave Hintz and John Ford suffered a cracked header on Day 1 but came back to win the second Doo Wop round with a 2002 Subaru WRX. The flying Burress brothers, Tom and Don, challenged the leaders with their 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit until a malfunctioning fuel pump knocked them out of the running for the Group 2 title. Sophomore driver Carl Decker teamed with Adam Craig to claim the Group 2 win in a 1993 two wheel driver Subaru lmpreza. Doo Wop 1 Doo Wop 1 was shortened by the loss of the Crane Creek stages. The Crane Creek road climbs dramatically on the western edge of the Olympic Mouritains. The stage road was battered by winter storms that buried the start under several inches of snow while toppled trees littered the finish area. With-out Crane Creek, Doo Wop 1 was limited to three rounds of the ten mile Taholah loop road through the Quinault Indian Reserva-tion on the Pacific shoreline. Van Bogart and Barber brought the brand new Subaru WRX to the first round of the Doo Wop Series and came through the break-in period with an overall win. The Cas-cade Motorsports team sealed the deal with a blazing run on Stage 2 of the short three stage event, when they gained more than 20 sec-onds on the field. A slide into a dirt berm on the last corner of the last stage provided a little excitement for the winners who also claimed the Production GT class honors. Jay Woodard and Jason Grahn jumped into the early lead in the world's only 4WD Mazda Protege. The Protege was a Doo Wop winner in 1995 and Woodard has restored the car to better than new condition. Woodard and Grahn posted the fastest time on Stage 1 but then Yan Bogart and Barber turned it on in Stage 2. The Protege team finished second overall, first in the Open class, 42 seconds behind the winners. Tom and Do·n Burress flew into third place in their Group 2 Rabbit. The rapid bunny finished just eight seconds behind the second place Mazda. A ten second penalty assessed against the Burress brothers for clip-ping one of the chicanes was the difference. The chicanes are used to slow speeds on the Continued next page May 2008 Dave Hintz and John Ford churn up some mud as they drive their Subaru, they were the overall winners in Dao Wop 2. '.ii, Pete Van Bogart and Mike Barber negotiate a right hander in their Subaru WRX, they were 1st overall in Dao Wop 1 and in Production GT. Mark Mager and Miller Dumaoal had a decent rally, they finished third overall in the Dao Wop Series. t · lf!ll!IA?BEI ~ -Desert, River 8( Pit Vehicle lleadquarters HUGE RACER DISCOUNTS Two Locations Serving All Of Southern CA, AZ 8e NV • llonda • Yamaha • Kawasaki • Suzuki • Polaris • can-Am • Sea-Doo • KT/JI ';.tro oifl' Beaumont Powersports Imperial Valley Cycle Center Serving The Desert Communities Riverside l!r San Serving Imperial. San Diego l!r llemardlno Counties for Over lO Years Yuma County for OVeT 20 Years 680 lleaumont Ave., lleaumont, CA 92223 13334 N. Imperial Ave., 1:1 Centro. CA 92:24.5 1-800-735-199'2 1-800-928-5112 . . .:-tzn . r Vehicles Can Be Brought Directly To The Track Or Delivered Anywhere in the U.S. Contact Brandon or Travis Coyne -Imperial Valley Cycle Phone: 760-353-2110/FaX: 760-353-2329 R_ Page 39 -

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Mark Tabor, new to Production GT and Ben Bradley were second to finish in class, they're seen here in their Subaru. Rookie Malcom Davies and Bruce Parker were impressively fast in their Eagle Talon TS/, seen here at speed. Bob Trinder and Andy White rush through the dark in their right hand drive Subaru, they're seen here at speed fastest sections of the Taholah another five seconds back and Bradley WRX was Brian Svedin stage. fifth overall. Just five seconds behind the Mark Tabor and Ben Bradley and Tracy Manspeaker in a PGT class 2.5RS in seventh. Mark Fox and Jake Blattner were eighth in an Open class lmpreza. Decker and Craig, ninth in their 2WD lmpreza, followed by Bob Trinder and Andy White, tenth in a right hand drive WRX. Rabbit were Mager and Dumaoal, were sixth overall, second in PGT, fourth overall in a 1999 Subaru leading a pack of Subaru lmpreza Legacy RSTi. The Group 5 class variations. 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Not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicle. Not responsible for typographical errors. Page 40 May 2008 o-gether. They came back to post the fastest time on Stage 3. The only Production class en-try suffered a worse fate when Ian McPherson and Mark Nelson in a · Toyota Mr2 rolled out of the event on Stage 3. The other six DB F's in the event were able to make repairs and continue on to the "fun stuff', the roads of Doo Wop 2. Doo Wop 2 An overnighter by the service crew replaced a broken rear strut bracket and put Hintz and Ford in position to take the win in Doo Wop 2. The Hintz Subaru fell be-hind on the Blue Slough pave-ment stages but put 30 seconds on the field on Stage 3 to jump into the lead. They never trailed after that. Hintz/Ford posted fastest time on four of the six gravel stages including the fastest time (6:57) on the famous run from .the Brooklyn Tavern to take the win with 1:34 to spare. Lane and Damitio parlayed the fastest time on the Smith Creek stages into a second overall and first in Group 5. To the delight of the fans, the .rear-wheel drive Volvo left trails of burnt rubber on the sun baked portions of the Brooklyn stage. Mager and Dumaoal finishea third overall, 20 seconds out of second with the Legacy. Van Bogart and Barber were another 45 seconds back, fourth overall and first in PGT. Tabor and Bra-dley were second in PGT only 12 seconds behind the class leader. Yan Bogart came from behind on the next to last stage to grab the PGTwin . Trinder and White posted solid times moving up to sixth overall. The Group 2 winners, Decker and Craig were seventh, just two seconds ahead of Svedin and Manspeaker. The PGT Subaru of Svedin and Manspeaker edged rally rookie Malcom Davies and Bruce Parker by one second on the last stage to take the ninth spot by that one second. Davies and Parker showed impressive speed in an Eagle Talon TSI. Adam Crane and Britta Nielson survived a wild spin off course just a mile from the finish on the last stage. Then they slid their rear wheel drive Toyota Corolla into tenth over-all and second in Group 2. The Burress brothers rocketed into the lead on the first: pass down the Blue Slough Road, and then backed it up with the fastest time on the second run too. So, after two stages a 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit was in first overall. Unfortunately a malfunc-tioning fuel pump stalled their effort after Stage 3. The Rabbit was repaired and returned to set a new Group 2 record (7:02) on the run from Brooklyn to Oakville. ..·i#ty Dusty Times

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ACTION AUTO RACING GEARBOXES would like to thank our · customers for running our product. we would like to acknowledge the following racers for their accomplishments: Dusty Times .2 o ·o a . SNORE Score Lite 1st Place Mint 400 Lee Banning & Lee Banning Jr. MD-5 Meadeola 2nd Place Parker 425 Greg «Red" Burgin & Tommy Brown MD-5 Meadeola BITD Sportsman Buggy 1st Place Parker 425 Bob Meyers Bus Box 2nd Place Parker 425 Lee Finke Meadeola 2-D 2007 CORR Super Buggy 1st Place Points Champion Larry Foddrill Meadeola 2-D CORR Pro Lite 1st Place Points Champion Robert 'Pig" Naughton 9"Differeatial Whiplash overall Pro Truck & Buggy 1st Place Points Champion .loftn & Sd Mortensen Auatorlzed ••ndeolo llfllller su111111er of Weddle 11ac1ng Gears Phoenix, Arizona Producing llllce Winning Gearlloxes Since ,.,,~ May 2008 Page 41 -

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-@Db OASA CIRCULO K 250 Huerta/Cuevas Take Class I & overall BY BYRLE MOORE PHOTO: Forn-BAJA-MEX It was a great win for Jaime Huena and Rene Cuevas, seen here in their mean machine heading for the Class 1 win. ltwas February, but if you were walk-80's it may as well have been summer? the green on a Saturday morning that ing around in downtown San Luis, you Things were heating up out on the race heating up started just after sunrise. could have sworn it was spring. Hey, course too. With a little over 150 cars Welcome to the 2008 CODE rac-with afternoon temperatures in the mid and trucks and bikes and quads hitting ing season. And San Luis was the place The Barragan 's, Junior and Senior took the big win in the Class 1200 battle, they're seen here on their way to victory. Elias Canchola and Javier Reyes had a really good race, they took the Class 8 win with ease and they were second overall as well. The Class 5 win went to Pietro Bressea and Ivan Pacheco, they had 20 minutes in hand when they took the checkers. to be on the first weekend in February. The course was laid out over about an 84 mile circuit and the bikes and quads and the Sportsman class of the cars and trucks were tasked with two laps and the larger, Pro classes of the four wheel typeS, were required to run three laps. • The first green dropped just after sunrise, which was, an hour earlier i11._ Sonora than in the Pacific time zone, so there was plenty oflight for the first rid-ers. out at 0630. The Pro classes of the four wheel type hit the green at 0930 and around eight hours later the final checkered had dropped and the first record times, for all those looking for-ward to a 2008 championship, were on the books. With runs of 1:19:17, 1:27:24 and a final lap ofl:24:42 Jaime Huerta and Rene Cuevas put together a three lap Performance Proven for Desert & ·off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from I I I I I I I I Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine.Holding &Water Ta~k~ Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 42 May 2008 Dusty Times - . , ..

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-, Sady and Joel Suarez had a great race, they took the Safari Class win with almost half an hour in hand when the checkers flew. Gary and Chelsa Magness had some troubles late in the race, Fighting troubles late in the race, Sergio Salgado pressed on and they finished second in the Class 1 battle, seen here at speed. ended up with the silver medal in the Class 10 conflict. time of 4: 11:23 with an average speed of almost 60 miles an hour; 59:4 3 to be exact and took the Class 1 win and the overall win for the Pro Ranks with over 40 minutes in hand, at the flag. Gary and Chelsa Magness, down from Ari-zona, were in command of one of three vehicles running under the Mango Rac-ing colors. The Magnesses went 4:51 :56 for the Class 1 silver and Rob Kittleson, Austin Farmer and Arturo Gutierrez ran a 5:09:24 for the bronze and third spot on the podium. Class 10 had four starters and two of them finished with times. Alan Zamudio and Jaime Huerta were first past the checkered. Putting together lap BELOW: Jorge Rivas was the only finisher in the Class 18 contest, he's seen here in his looooong truck at speed on the course. Juan Sanchotena was the big winner in the Class 1/2-1600 race, his competition was only five minutes behind him at the flag. Einer and Ishmael Gamez had a great day, they took the Class 7 win with ease in their good lookin' truck, seen here at speed. The Roberto Rabago's had a good race, they took the Class 5-1600 win with ease, they're seen here just getting airborne. Juan Mayoral and Carlos Lopez were the only finishers in the Class 9 race, they're seen here at speed on the course. Dusty Times times of 1:41:48, 1:56:54 and 2:02:47 and an average speed of 43:75 miles an hour, they posted the class win. Sergio Salgado and Richard Corvera went 6: 19: 16 for the silver Javier Buelna, Jr. We CiilTIJf a l'uH se/~lonol': and Christian Buelna made it to Check I and were awarded the bronze. Jaime and Francisco Huerta were possible non-starters. The Barragans, Luis and Luis, Jr. WELD•ON•TABS WELD•ON•BIJNCS I-EIMS & ROD &N:>S , we a/s.p gqa>. quantity orl were back with their Class 12 entry and ran very consistent laps 1:53, 1:58, and l :54, for the win. Scott Zimmerman and John Ledyard were Continued next page SACo Oft~ @) 0 IIIIIIIYllllttW 30.54 .£ VALLEY lnE'M'" BLVD. .LAS VEGAJ;. .NV; 89102 T.EL• 7t/JtZ-B7T-49, T, FAX; 70Z-B7 T-.5:ZZ; llil-'1 f suS:~ I SI:■ PING AVM• ABI F - -May 2008 Page 43 -

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-Scott Zimmerman led Class 12 until the last lap when troubles Fernando and Alonso Gasca were a bit off the winning pace in Carlos Alvanal and Luivan Voelker took the silver medal in the dropped him into the second spot, seen here at speed. Class 8, they took the silver medal, seen here at speed. Class 5 competition, they're seen here at speed. just under seven minutes back for the of the required laps, but came up a something before; Checkpoint 1, of enough for second overall in the Pros. bronze. Jose Valenzuela and Benjamin second spot on the podium. Hector little short on their times for the fourth the first lap. Fernando and Alonso Garcia went Rivera finished one lap before they were Martinez and Hector, Jr. were quick- spot. Jorge and Efrain Vargas only The team of Elias Canchola and 5:05:45 for second and Beny Canela knocked out with mechanical problems est through their two laps and took managed one lap, and the team Mike Javier Reyes headed Class 8 with their and Rudy Aleman ran into some prob- and the team of Juan Carlos Lopez and the bronze. Guillermo Quintero and and Adolfo Aguilar and that of Jose runs of 1: 18: 17, 1:29:24 and 1:30:50 lems but managed to make it to the check-Reynaldo Zavala and that of Maria Luis Carlos Duarte also finished two Lopezwereeithernon-startersorbroke for a 4:18:31 which was also quick ered in just over eight hours for the Westwood and Glen Straightiff never Page 44 May 2008 saw Check 1. Pietro Bra sea, along with Ivan Pacheco, picked up right where he left off du ring the 2007 season and topped the winner's platform with a time of 5: 18:25. Apparently this will be the team to beat in '08 too. Carlos Alavanel and Luivan Voelker made a run at them, but came up about 20 minutes short, with their three lap time of 5:37:55. Sergio Alvarado and Julio C. Lozano and another team made up of Richard Cons, Jr. and Sr. were non-starters, or never saw Check 1. Sixteen entries, in the class 1/2-1600 field and nine of them made it all the way to the black and white flag at the finish for times. Juan Sanchotena and Leopoldo Betancourt ran their three laps with times of I :45:20, I :59:28 and 2:01:30 for a 5:46:18 and topped the podium for the win and the gold. Fernando Flores and Emilio Salcido were only eight seconds back with their adjusted time of 5:46:26 for silver and Carlos Montalban and Angel Gonzalez were another seven minutes back for the bronze with their three lap time of 5:53:24. Salcido and Flores' lap times , were 1:48:01, 1:57:21 and 2:01:04. What a difference a shift or wide comer makes? Luivan Volker was the driver of record along with Martin Gonzalez run-ning fourth with a time of 5:59:33. Rahuel Ramirez and Javier Valenzuela went fifth with their 6:00: 10, Francisco Escareno and Julio Cesar Marin were sixth with a time of 6:21:20 and Ivan and Antonio Gomez took the seventh spot with a time of 6:34:31. Eleven starters in Class 7 and there were four of them with finishing times. Einer and Ismael Gamez had times of 1:36:30, 2:23:50 and a 1:55:34 for a 5:50:47 and the win. Alex Almaraz and Simon Perez went 6:27:25 for second and Gabriel Barragan and Alfonso Chavez ran a 6:59:06 for third. The other team with a three lap time was made up ofJaime Medina and Eduardo Castillo with an 8:31:06. None of the other seven made it past Checkpoint 1 of the first lap. Class 5-1600 fielded four and two of those teams had finishing times. The father and son team Roberto Ragago and Roberto Jr. went 7:41:47 for the win and Al~rto Varela and Cesar Cota were second with their time of 8:26:59. Angel Zuniga and Antonio dealt with several problems, finished only two laps, but were awarded the bronze. Justin Linder and Luis Cervantes were non-starters. The 9 class also fielded four entries, but only one of them was able to com-plete the three laps. That team was made up of Juan A, Mayoral and Carlos Lopez and they were at the top of the winner's platform with a time of 8:46:06. Eduardo Laguna, Jr. and Marcos Martinez finished two laps and copped the silver and Gustavo Meza Dusty Times

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Fernando Flores was a close second place finisher in the Class Alex Almaraz had some troubles late in the race, 1600 race, seen here rushing past a spectator pit. second place finisher in the Class 7 contest. and Ismael Flores broke somewhere 2:09:55 and backed it up with a 2:05:55 Morquecho and Carlos Brava finished before Check 1 on the second lap, but for a 6: 11 :59 which was good enough two laps and took the second spot. garnered the bronze. Alonso Jaquez to gain them the 1400 win and overall Herman Soto and Marco Antonio and Victor Arce had no times at all, or trophy in the Sportsman class as well. Payan made it through the first lap and were non-starters. Jose Martinez and Mario Reynoso were garnered third place. The teams of Eduardo and Edgar Diaz were one the only others to finish three laps, in Manuel and Jose Delgado and Jesus De of two teams to start in Class 7S and the class, going 8:00:45 for second. Pete La Torre and Jorge Sainz had their prob. only ones to finish. Their time of 8: 16:23 brought them the first place trophy. Meanwhile Carlos Diaz and Manuel Lopez were non-starters. Eight starters in Class 11 and four of them made it all the way home. Luis Rodriguez and Ernesto Grajeda led this class with a two lap time of 6:08:48 giv-ing them the win and the gold.Juan E. Zamarripa and Abundio Pichardo ran to second with a time of 6:29:57 and Alex Rivas and Carlos Barba went 7: 16:36 for the third spot. Fourth place finishers were Ruben Espinoza and Manuel Hernandez with a 7:39:46. The teams made up of Rene and Armando Valle, Miguel Mexia and Mario Flores, and Ricardo and Martin Matus only managed to complete one lap. In the Sportsman ranks Rodrigo and Antonio Feria went 1:56:09, Luis Rodriguez was the big winner in the Class 11 contest, Luis had 19 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. he was the Alverta Varela was the silver medal winner in the Class 5/1600 contest, he's seen here hustling towards the finish line. !ems and only made it to Check 2 and Baldo Perez went 2:28: 13, 2:48:24 and Check 1, respectively. 2:44:08, 8:00:4 5 for silver. Daniel Licon Class 15 had four starters and two and Victor Barbosa finished only two of them finished with time. Felipe laps but garnered the bronze. Arnulfo Rodriguez and Alonso Ramos ran Pena and Juan Avila apparently never 2: 19: 10, 2:28:10 and 2:31:34 for a gotofftheline? 7: 18:54 and the gold. Pete Williams and Continued next page Rodrigo and Antonio Feria were the big winners in the Class 14 contest, they had almost an hour in hand when they took the flag. TrBEADLCCK SIMULATED B,t.. >fw BEAOLOCK Dusty Times May 2008 1 5X 1 2 VW BEADLOCK NON BEADLCCK BEADLOCK Page 45 -

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Juan Zamarripa was the second place finisher in the Class 11 Jose Martinez and Mario Reynoso didn't have too bad a day, they Second place in Class 15 was the Bug of Pete Williams and Baldo contest, he's seen here at speed in his good lookin' bug. were the silver medal winners in the Class 14 battle. Perez, seen here hustling towards the race finish. It wasn't too bad a race for the Kittleson/Farmer/ Gutierrez trio, Benny Canela and Rudy Aleman had their share of problems late Carlos Montalban and Angel Gonzalez were third in Class 1/2-1600, they were sooooo close to a second place finish. they were the third place finishers in the Class 1 fracas. in the race but they soldiered on anti took third in Class 8. BCap 1115 .... -... ..... ,.-'-. B.Jl5.1ISZ IIMRILII Page 46 AT LEFT: The Class 15 win went to Felipe Rodriguez, he's seen here hustling towards the finish line in his good looking bug. And thus ends this reporta~e of the first race, of the CODE 2008 season. By the time you read rhis, rheirsecond nutingv.-ill have ht.>cn nm from Mexicali to San fclipcanJ return. More on that later. The next CODE race will be at the VW Auto rart~ Nire race on 23-25 May. Call CODE orgo to their web page for more info. Meanwhile thanks go out to all participants in all CODE Racing enJearnfo. To all the drivers, teams, families, friend~ anJ fans. Thmk you. See you ~omewhere on the Baja. Via con Dios. <ffi) Clas~ 18 just seems to get more en-tries with each CODE race. This time there were cighr enrries, however, only one of them made rhe required three drcui~. That team wa;, maJc up of Jorge Rivas and Gilberto An-cola. These guy;, 1,wnt I :44:49 on the tin;t l!O rounJ, 2:42:45 forrhesecond lap and over t<.iur hours on the thirJ. At least they finished and copped the gold. Ramon Cucrrcro and Albcrtl> Mendllza made it through two laps a;, did Jesu~ Mirancla and Luis Leon and were av-mdcd the silwr and the brnnzc ShockRebuidingAvailillle.. Fae. Bistein.~~ Esc:OlldidD e Cen1ro JIISAIIIDPnlllJ lalllarilCml!rDr lllltlJ ISAnM. 1a141.ltS1 111 m""' Ccllllillg2111 May 2008 plaques. rive Safari entric.~ and two of them finished the two lap race. Sady and Joel Suarez ran a 3: 18:08 and a 1:20: 12 for the top spot. Javier Silva and Javier Gomez went 2:22:52 and 4:41 :30 for second. Heriberto Chavez and Luivan Voelker, Jr. and Juan Gutierrez Eloy Hernandez coulJ only complete one of their lap;, and Victor Guerrero and Pedro Lopez didn't gctl>ff the line? "The Original" Foldable Land Anchor DON'T GET STUCK WITHOUT THEM! Learning to Weld Fc1 trail 1e1J<11rs & ARC. MIG & JIG "Featuring the Premier ....,._,,_.., Power Welder Hostco by a weid,ng lf.acner & R,ck Auss€II ftnll! .. lll!B ~ft.liilftlliift. al"AUllll!ft IAll!I ftl!n® ■ "'"' liift. '"' ... ., .. ~-t The ONl Y onboard welding system with a PROVEN track record over 25 years! USED BY THE ffllLITARY WELD JUST ABOVE IDLE 8 ROl<EN: M~kl'HY"SLAW, ANYTHING THAT CAN ,ow•oN,, w1u, SPRl".G Pfll:( 11ES • 115 Volt DC Power • Battery Charger • Alt. also sold separately • DC Arc Welder • Weld on your own vehicle ORDER YOUR PORTftBlE WORKSHOP TODftV! -,. E-mail: '-""" qn =: a111 TECH & PHONE LINE 970-963-8875 • BROCHURE ORDERS 800-541·1817 Dusty Times

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rf)~ [-IA-JA] by Sr. Chapacabra Woops, Woops, Woops, Woops, Woops. Woops, Woops. and more Woops was what ALL racers fought through for the 2008 Baja 250 held March 15, 2008 in San Felipe, Mexico. A beautiful seaside Mexican Town of S;in Felipe with No DENNY'S with calm blue ocean wa-ters that makes you relax and enjoy a wonderful place to tear up a treacher-ous Death Defying Baja 250 Course. Many riders signed a petition that \Vas being presented to the public in the San Felipe Street5 by Racers from Oran&>e County, California to have an International House of Pancake$ or Denny's built in San Felipe and we agree that it sure would be nice to get some pancakes before the race to fill up on. The Mayor L~ working on the Orange County request. The Word from our Computer guy senses Many Off Road I ntemet forums are now d L'Y cussing they prefer Denny's over the International House of Pancakes based on a better pancake with your Grand Slam breakfast meal. Since you need to hit a Grand Slam to finish the Baja 250, this would be a good breakfast ro eat to help you achieve your goal of finishing. We will have more info on this subject as we post data for the Baja 500. Also R(\<;.'lrito has a Denny's. Please advise us as to what your opion would be to ensure Denny's is built. The Contingency and Sign-in festivities could not have been better. Dusty Times As we set up our Fi\'e Et1japit~ March 14th, 2008 the event in San Felipe unfolded inm a great time for every-one to meet and greet e,1ch other. Hands shaken, parts exchange~, t-shirrs by the truck load, t<.10-fcx1 drinks served , GPS units installed, vendors selling cool stuff, Photos taken, Video Cam-era Crews to sbare Racer talk in Japan and Europe. Sal Fish greeted all to thisgreatBajaTovm, we g.wehimsome of our very ax)! maps of the race to give to the Mayor, Police Chief and hi~ huddies. We also got to meet Chad Barfield and his Lady Mary who has Cm1cer. Chad wiillRONMAN A PTNK QUAD for the Baja 500. Be a Supportive per-son and put Some PlN Kon your race Vehicle. See Chad and Mary's mission statement: \X!W.Xl.11AJA4ffiEA51CA.l\O:RCDv! Our foundation is currently seek-ing sponsorship for breast cancer awareness of a specific subtype of can-cer that affects minority and younger \\-Omen in an aggressive manner, Triple Negative Breast C;incer. We have in-cluded a brief sy11opsis of who we are and what we support. TNC Found,1tion is a non-profit organization we have begun to call at-tention to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer battle that many young women face today. TNBC is a relatively new subryve of cancer that can be very ag-gressive. Since there is less information abourthis form of breast cancer there is a greater need for infonuation to be disseminated to the public and research to be done by the medical industry. 15% of all breast cancer cases are now TNBC, with the majority of them oc-rn rring in minority anJ younger women. The fact that TNBC affects young women in their 20's and 30's m,1h•s Jiagnosing the disease more difficult than inolJerwomen. Mc1strecommen-dations for mammograms suggest women older than 40 need one rountinely, bur younger women are not often referred for one unless thev have a family history ofhrea~t cance~. Many women who are diagnosed with TNBC have no such link. This makes selfhreast exams all the more impor-tant. Recently, my girlfriend has been diagnosed with TNBC and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. She faces many obstacles in this battle and wants ro make sure thb disease gets the ,men-tion it deserves. Because I love her and plan on facing these obsrncles v.-ith her, l feel tbis disease provides me with a unique opportunity ro reach out to young men. Our aw;ireness approach will be targeting younger adults in an 'out of the box' approach, not the typi-cal Walk for Breast Cancer. We will be targeting outdoor events and college campuses to bring attention to this dis-ease. Calling attention to this disease and raising awareness is just the beginning for the TNC Foundation. Young women today lead active lives and we phm on focusing our attention on event, and activities that encourage healthy lifestyles and provide maximum opportunity for education on the di-agnosis, rL,ks, and treannents ofTNBC. Our first event 'will be the Baja 500 Quad Race held in Ensenada, Mexico June I, 2008. As we get more estab-lisheLl we hope to expand our involve-ment to many other athleti</sport ven-ues. In regarLb to college,;, our fr,unda-tion plans to he on camru/ to provide information, teach the proper w;.iy ro do a hre;1st self exam/partner brea~t ex::im, and answer questions. We will May 2008 nor only prodde information hut t-shirts and other items of support for our found;;ition. Bajapirs were located at Mile Marker Pit#l-46.5 miles. Pitit2-9.3 miles, Pit#3-122 miles, Pitit4-161, Pit#5-192 we had full ~ervice at each Pit and welcomed with open arms the racers that came through. Best time to fuel the bikes anLl quads was less thnn 11 seconds. We had many class victories with the following finishers complete this dangerous race. Our Yellow c-Shirts are nov.: becoming a collectors item worldwide. Some have been up one-hay for sale. Better get on while you still can. The Cla.,~ and Racer finL~hers ~-ith our Bajapits Support are as follows at the Baja 250 in San Felipe March 15th, 2008: SCORE TROPHY TRUCK #35 Robbie Pierce - Finished 8'" CLASS 1 # 112 Paul Keller - Finished 5th CLASS 1/2-1600 #1645 Adam Pfankuch - Finished l", #1600 Dave Caspino - Finished 4d', #1601 Brent Parkhouse - Finished 10th, #]644 Carlos Montalvan -Finished 15th CLASS 5 #501 Kevin Carr - Fin-ished 2"'1 CLASS 5-1600 #579 Marcos Nunez -Finished l" #552 Ernie Negrete - Finished 5th #555 Tommy Craft -Finished 6th SCRORE LITES # 1216 Mike Williams-Finished 5'h #1249 Bob Carr-Finished 9th # 1212 M icjael Bennett - Finished 10th # 1206 Ricardo Main - Finished 1" STOCK FULL #878 Kent Kroeker -Finished 4th #3X Nick Saia- Finished CLASS 20 MOTORCYCLE# 11 X Corv Evenson - Finished 81" # I 52X Lar~ Perk ind-Finished 2nd C:LASS 21 MOTORCYCLE #149X Kenneth Lorez - Finished 3"1 #l03X Bernard Bohrer -Finbhed 4'" # 105X Edy Garcia -FinbheJ 5th CLASS 30 MOTORCYCLE #30,X Mike Johnson - Finished 2"1 it308X Troy W,1lker - Finished 6rh CLASS 50 MOTORCYCLE #503X Jamie De La Torre - Finished 4d, #505X Ly111an Scheerer- Finished 5th CLASS 60 MOTORCYCLE #619X William Rogers- Finished 2nd SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE U 250CC #209X lvanhne Ochoa -Fini~hed lq #Zl6X Marco BernalJez-Fi nished 2"'1 # 207X Scon Anderson -Finished 5'" #204X Duane Dickinson -Finished 9th #2l0X Fred Sohke -Finbhed 10'" #21 lX Mark Sasaki- Finished 13th SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE OVER 250CC #252X RanJ.y Roy - Finished z,i<l #298XJeff Leonard- Finished 3rd #268X Luis Carlos Napoles - Fin-ished 4'" #262X Andv Padulo - Fin-ished 5d, #259X Craig.Ansteine - Fin-ished 6'" #265X Mark Bradford - Fin-ished 7th #261XBrertSOLO Bardsley - Finished 10'" #260X Brant Ander-son -Finished 11'" #251X Baxter Gillespie - Finished 12'" #252X Ken SOLO Kosiorek- Finished 13'" CLASS 24 ATV #l03A Francisco Servin -Finished l" # 107 A Javier Beltran C. -Finbhed 2'"1 #l06A CrnigChrisry-Fin-ished 3"1 #I llA Benjamin Goody -Finished 7'h #l48A Luis Bernmen -Finished 9d, CLASS 25 ATV #4A Javier Robles -Finished 4th #9A Alfonso Cota - Finished 5,h #SA Ried Rutherford- Finished 6'" #l lA Ted French- Finished 8th #3A Robert Tinder-Finished 9d, # I0A Moshe Ynsef - Finished 10'" SPORTSMAN #55A Continued next page Page 47

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:<::%:%::-':'' '#:,f_:f ~,~,:-:,*:❖·~•:{ . X=:%~ ·:;i=; #: t,: ,:f,:;, .. -·;:: ')°5:i_ =:;:M-'\1:-:X-f (619) 691-9171 RACE READY PRODUCTS 103 PRESS LANE SUITE 4 CHULA VJSTA, CA 91910 (866)891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) 691-0803 FAX Mario Yorba -Finished 2°J #59A Eric Ibarra - Finished 59A #52A Roberto Ruiz-Finished 6'h #54A Tom Foubert -Finished 7th #56A Daniel Montano -Finished 8th #62A Gustavo Ameca -Finished 9th #61A Rafael Garcia -Fin-ished 10th #63A Carlos Lopez - Fin-ished 11th In any case, 68% of all entrants fin--MIL-SPEC CIRCULAR CONNECTORS -QUICK CONNECT THREADED DESIGN -ALSO CHECK OUT OUR MOLDED HEAT SHRINK BOOTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH! Page 48 -X-BRITE LED LIGHTING -AVAILABLE IN 1 INCH AND 1V16" DIAMETERS -COME JN YOUR CHOICE Of RED, BLUE, AMBER, OR GREEN -FULL SELECTION Of DEUTSCHi.DELPHI, AND TYCO CONNECTOnS -HIGH VIBRATION. WEATHER PROOF CONTACTS AND SEALS -SMS 'SEALED MIL-SPEC TOGGLE SWITCHES •MULTIPLE SINGLE AND DUAL POLE VARIATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! May 2008 ished the Baja 250 Race Event. The ones that finished had to get medical attention for dillusional starus, back aches, swollen shifter feet, brused brake feet, carpel runnel from the twisting of the trottle, dry mouth, the sand that day was the driest it has ever been in 31 years. As for the Motorcycle riders, the tires that had 30 psi of air/ nitrogen in them had NO FIATS. This was con-firmed as the 30psi tire pressure bikes stopped at Bajapits to get fuel. Who came up with 30 psi? We heard again on the radio conversations that 30 PSI was the PRESSURE of the PROS. Some riders told us they would rather bounce off rocks than to get a flat tire with less than 30 psi in tire. We are just glad that Baja pits had 30psi tire pressure racers to support. We will now support any new rider that runs with tires pumped up to 30psi. You will get a thumbs up approval from our Bajapits Captains and crews. We at Baja Pits were fully aware through Radio conversations Weath-erman reports of Psyhco Trophy Truck drivers hitting Motorcycle racers. Some came into our pits with NEAR DEATH EXPE-RIENCE CRASHES. These "Hit and Runs" by "I am faster than YOU" driv-ers will be taken to the "High Council" to warrent charges be placed against the Hooligans that did this awful deed to the innocent Motorcycle riders Soooooooooooooooo after all that we can now move onto the MINT 400 that was run March 29, 2008. Contingencywas on March 27-28, 2008 and was held in lAS VEGAS, Drop off point for tires and fuel cans was at Buffalo Bills at Stateline. We had a great time and the following racers finished with the Bajapits Support group: #7 Scott Steinberger-Finished 3~1 #71 Rick Johanon - Finished 7'h #806 Mike Homen-Finished l" #734Car1Sosa-Finished l" #8801 Kent Kroekea- Fin-ished 1st #1199 Ed Mahony- Finished l" # 1012 Jeremy James - Finished 16'1, #1020 Ed Beard 72 vears old #1207 Kevin Darbe # 1603. Geraldo Iribe # 1101 John Ledyard Again, at the Mint 400, a whole group had a Four Hour discussion about Tire Pressures. TI1e Group that owns and ride motorcycles informed everyone that 30psi was the recommended psi for you to be a real racer. Since this is a HOTTOPIC now on internet foru ms, we need to get to the bottom of this issue. Please write in on the forums for your views on proper tire pressures when you get a chance. Officials may look at tires to confirm you are using the proper pres-sure advised by DOT 12JKD-5. Check point Captains will be on the look out for racers that are in need of air while on the course. Bajapits has compressors to help you keep tires in-flated to the right pressure. Bajapits WILL NOT tum anyone away for lack of proper Tire Pressures. We want to help you pump those tire up to 30 PSI and finishe the Race!!!! Now also remember to sign up for the BAJA 500 Pit service for the May 31st -June 1st Race. We will have 11 Fully Staffed Pit Crews to help YOU get through this Race. We have Wa-ter, Fuel, Cookies, Counseling, Energy Drinks, Sat Phones, and we will also pat you on the back and tell you that YOU CAN FINISH THIS RACE!!!!! All and all we all had a great time racing and still want a Denny's built · for us Pancake lovers. Since the Grand Slam Breakfast co-insides with finish-Dusty Times

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ing the Baja Races, We Racers from Orange County need our Denny's. Carlos -President oflntemational BAJAPITS and his Rock On, Race On Pit-crews who keep our greatly ap-preciated Racers Fueled up would like to thank all of Our Sponsor's that in-clude: AIRGAS-Welding and Safety Sup-plies Amigo T ecnoligia ARELIS Insurance Service Baja Motosports B&RBuggies BEYER Supreme Tires BOSCH Tools Energy Towing ESAB Welding & Cutting Prod-urn. Ford Motor Company Fortin Racing Fun Bike Center Hypertherm Plasma Cutters General Tire Latino LocosMocos MasterCraft Miller Electric Welders Mirage Racing Off Road Warehouse Parkhouse Tires Perry's Fab & Fiber Power box PBP Off Road Parts Rancho Auto and Truck Parts Red-D-Arc Welder Rentals RORO MACHINING Rubios Fish Tacos Steam Line Forrns & Graphics Sunoco Fuels THE HIGH COUNCIL Ulloa's Motorsports USWheels VERO'S Mexican & Seafood Dusty Times BFGaadricli ures BFGoodricb. Tires Names Rob 2~7 Motmsports Penroa of tb.e Year GREENVILLE, S.C. -April 9, 2008 -Building on _a tradi-tion it started in 2003, BFGoodrich® Tires has named off-road racing veteran Rob MacCachren as the BFGoodrich Tires Motorsports Person of the Year. The award annually recognizes-the contri-butions of drivers and officials in each of the racing series that BFGoodrich Tires competes. MacCachren received the award due to his extraordinary contributions to off-road motorsports, numerous busi-ness accomplishments and 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000 vic-tory. The award was presented at the Menzies Motorsports open house in Las Vegas follow-ing an announcement that MacCachren will be driving for Menzies in 2008. To win the award, the per-son must have made a signifi-cant contribution to racing both on and off the track, demonstrated a commitment to excellence with an uncom-pro m 1s 1 ng passion for motorsports, shown a sincere dedication to improve off-road motorsports for all competi-tors and leave a positive last-ing mark. "BFGoodrich Tires has had the opportunity to work with some of the best and most rec-ognized 'names in racing throughout the years and it is important that we take time to recognize the achievement and sportsmanship of those who make racing what it is today," said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "I am proud to recognize Rob as our newest recipient of this honor." Born with an inherent love for offfroading, MacCachren established his penchant for kicking up the dust at an early age. He began racing dirt bikes over the rigors of the terrain near his hometown of Las Ve-gas and by the time he was eight years old, won the Nevada State Motorcycle Championship. Having earned more than 100 victories and 15 career cham-pionships since the beginning of his off-road racing career, MacCachren has consistently proven to be a formidable force in any off-road venue. After forming his own race team, MacCachren Motorsports, in 1997, MacCachren has shown consid-erable strength and character in developing a first class op-eration run solely by family members. A few notable accom-plishments for MacCachren in-clude earning Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) Driver of the Year award four times. He also achieved the Triple Crown in 1987 when he took the SNORE, SCORE International Off-Road Racing and High Desert Racing Association (HORA) Driver of the Year awards. "Rob is an amazing competi-tor, enthusiastic business pro-fessional and a great ambassa-dor for our sport," said Steen. "He's been instrumental with enhancing the awareness and expansion of the sport and his efforts in racing while manag-ing a successful business with the help of his family is ates-tament to his character." Throughout the 2007 off-road racing season, MacCachren was nearly unstoppable, cap-turing 12 wins in two separate classes in Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) compe-tition. MacCachren and his co-driver Mark Post also grabbed four wins in SCORE and Best in the Desert (BITD) races be-fore the duo joined forces with off-road stalwart, Carl Renezeder, to take on the 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000. Facing a near-recorq field of 424 starting entrants, the trio of BFGoodrich Tires drivers recorded the fastest overall speed in a four-wheel vehicle over the grueling 1,296 mile course down the rugged pen-, U'; 3'; 4" II · insula of Baja California, Mexico, to capture the 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000 overall tide and thusly the SCORE Desert Series point championship. Each year, five finalists are selected by BFGoodrich with one winner selected from the distinguished group. The inau-gural winner of the award in• 2003 was Sal Fish, President/ CEO of SCORE Interna-tional, the world's premier off-road racing series and home to events like the SCORE Baja 1000. The 2004 winner, Rod Hall, is widely considered the most successful driver in off-road history. In 2005, BFGoodrich Tires honored the contributions of Frank DeAngelo and recognized him as the cornerstone of the BFGoodrich motorsports pro-gram and the 2006 honor was bestowed upon Marty Fiolka, editor-in-ehief director of the off-road group at Advanstar Communications, which pub-lishes DIRTsports magazine. Using motorsports as a prov-ing ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of rac-ing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rockkcrawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, deliv-ering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at -Berii May 2008 2.5" - -€'h!K~ . Need coil springs? Call King Shocks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock1 and the experience to get you what you need. Call today! Page 49

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Eldorado Forest Releases Long-awaited Travel Plan PLACERVILLE, CA (April 1) -The Eldorado National Forest has released its Travel Management Plan, which is one of the first final decision documents promulgated in California under the Forest Service's Travel Management Rule. The new decision, signed by Forest Supervisor Ramiro Villalvazo on March 31, follows a tumultuous his-tory of planning, controversy and litigation. Upon signing the Record of Decision, the Forest met with numerous stakeholder interests, includ-ing recreation groups and representatives from the state OHV program, to review its designation of approximately 1,847 miles of roads and trails for motorized vehicle use. agency listening to thousands of site-specific comments sub-mitted by OHV enthusiasts and other users who spoke about important modifica-tions to provide trail connec-tivity, sites for dispersed camp-ing, and to provide for an en-joyable and sustainable route network. SPECIAL THANKS GO OUT TO: Our Families, Our Team, SNORE, The Race Volunteers, The McCools, Mickey Thompson Tires, Rancho Transmissions, Kustom 1, PCI / Weatherman, Web Cam, McKenzie's, Class 11 Coalition, Car 1108, Swaway, FOX, Shell, K&N, pirt Bagz, Dusty Times, The Rocks that got out of our way, The lhst silt bed that didn't get us, The course markings that were still out there at 11 pm and Finally The designation represe~ts a significant reduction to the-historic public route network of 2,342 miles of National Forest System Roads and Trails and over 500 miles of user-created routes. However, the mileage in this alternative (modified B) represents an in-crease of about 300 miles as compared to the preferred Al-ternative Din the Draft Envi-ronmental Impact Statement. The added routes appar-. ently came as a result of the Supervisor Villalvazo stressed at the meeting that this base route network is a beginning and a foundation for future travel planning on the Forest. He also made a commitment to a volunteer trail program and to work with the recreation commu-nity to provide a quality rec-reational experience on the Forest. Villalvazo specifically noted that his office would continue to work with El Dorado County in developing a master plan for the world-famous Rubicon 4WD Trail. Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, ob-served, "There is certainly frustration by the OHV com-munity regarding the signifi-cant reduction from routes historically used and main-tained by the Forest: How-ever, we recognize the thank-less postt1on of current per-sonnel who inherited a regu-latory 'perfect storm' fraught with misinterpretation of rules, regulations and the court order." "This product is far from perfect, but many users will appreciate the agency's effort •• .~ www.•te,n am~ ~ oo;rtJ ~ lliJrri} & *,St.ACK* red& blue --6st$5.99 -8 st$6.99 -10st $9.49 -12s1$10.99 • • •••I I~ 20ft. 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Due to the various appeal and administrative time-lines associated with this project, implementation of the deci-sion will likely not occur until January 2009. The recreation groups at the meeting included Friends of the Rubicon, California Enduro Riders Association, American Motorcyclist Asso-ciation District 36, El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation, California Off Road Vehicle Association, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, and the BlueRibbon Coalition, all of whom have been active in the administrative process and prior litigation addressing Eldorado travel management. Bluerlbbon Coalition Provides Needed Perspective In. Congressional Hearing onOHVuse POCATELLO, ID -The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreational access organization based in Pocatello, Idaho, today of-fered qualified support to federal off-highway vehicle (OHV) policies and re-sponded to anti-access groups' campaign to nearly eliminate OHV use in National Forests and other public lands. Today, the House Natural Resources Committee, Sub-committee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands held a hearing on the impacts of unmanaged off-highway ve-hicles on federal lands. The hearing appears to have re-sulted from a previous effort by Public Employees for Envi-ron men ta I Responsibility (PEER), an anti-OHV activist group, which previously had demanded congressional over-sight of the ongoing OHV planning undertaken by fed-eral land managers. Both Bureau of Land Man-agement and the U .s. Forest Service representatives gave testimony at the hearing. Both agencies spoke about· their policies to address the increase in popularity of OHV use on public lands. The U.S. Forest Service published di-rectives in 2005 that limits all motor vehicle use on National Forests to designated roads, trails and areas. The BLM is in the process of implement-ing similar directives. Testi-mony was also given by several anti-access groups, including PEER. "The hyperbole of the anti-motorized crowd sur-prises no one anymore. These groups are beyond predict-able," said Brian Hawthorne, Public Lands Policy Director for the BlueRibbon Coali-tion. "Leave it to the well-funded anti-access lobbyists to find fault with policies that at-tempt to bring management consistency and further con-trols on vehicle access," Dusty Times

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Hawthorne observed. "These groups will not stop until they've closed most of the roads and trails to wheeled vehicles. The responsible rec-reation community and hope-fully the public have grown weary of the distorted per-spective offered by these groups." Hawthorne noted these groups overlook th_e fact that the Forest Service has made significant road and trail clo-sures in recent years. Indeed, many of these closures were a result of lawsuits from these very same groups. "Every year more and more public lands are off limits to people who choose or are required to use vehicles, yet these people are never satisfied". In its written testimony, the BRe made it clear that the OHV community supports a policy of vehicle access limited to designated roads, trails and areas. BRC supports an open and public process to prop-erly designate recreational trail systems. Importantly, , BRC noted in its testimony that the agency's allocation of budget, staff, and manage-ment effort should reflect the developing reality that out-door recreation on public lands is increasingly valued by Americans. The time has come to make managed recreation the top priority for federal land managers. "It would be nice to have PEER's support and coopera-tion, but it worries me that they seem bent on the elimina-tion of vehicle access to most public lands. In the end, our energies would be better spent providing information to the agencies and working toward management solutions that can allow more Americans to visit our public lands while preser:v-ing the natural beauty that makes thes·e lands special," Hawthorne concluded, SELL yoVR ,,ehicfes, equipment and bits and pieces in Dusty Times! JJe !,ave the readership you 're /ooking Jor so Jill out th• form page 581 Dusty Times -r C, E3 LI ,:::a ,:::a C, ~-r -r 1--1 EE VV' 1--1 C, #< EE EE ,:::a ~ EE ,:::::ac::, ~ -rl Al C3 -rl--l EE 808-431-6524 Fuel Safe, 250 SE Timber Ave, RedmonG OR May 2008 Page 51

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2180 College Orin • Lake Havasu City• AZ. 86403 Call Toll Free: 877-~27-8852 or E-Mail: • Hi Perform•nce converters Custom Length Axles • · • Automatic-Trans Axles TCS Designed Hubs • (for Race & Recreation) Input Shafts • American Made ExcellenceU ,.,,.0''_,-,, ... _ ,.-,, ~ - ' ' iii;l • Qff:.Road and Bolt-On to Street Fiberglass for. "Ford, Chevy and Toyota" Trucks * Carbon Fiber Parts and Custom Molds 1261 N. Buena Visla St . • ~•et Ca. 92543 Pit: 951-854-7334 fax: 951-654-2375 See a list of our praducu,;at our welt site: http:/ / n&Rfix'ii -ENGINEERING _9763 Vertel Ave. JEFF FIELD (818) 998-2739 CNtsworth. CA 91311 NS WBST PERFORMANCETRANSAXlES Kevin Pirtle 22545 South Normandie Ave. Torrance,Catifornia 90501 VP Aacing Fuels, Inc. West Coast Region P.O. 8oK 1319 · 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar. CA 92595 •OHBf, ,.,,, , ,,.,, ,., .. ,.,.,.,,, · Wt6fl,, • www.,,,..,,.,lt.c• KELLEY HENC>EL Regional Manager Office:{951) 674-9167 FaxJ?Sll ~14-7:167 Email: vppaclfu;Oaol,com SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OfTHeYEAR 994,1998, 1999, From Parts To Comptete Englnta Cartos Orozco 3265 W Birtcher Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-2522 SPECIALIZED WIRING, CDMMUNICATIDNS1 AND REPAIRS FDR: Race cars-Throohv Trucks -Pre-runners Chase Vehieles-Dual soon cars (76□) B □:3-6955 MARC WADDELL, PRESIDENT WIREF'"AB@BBCDLCBAL.NET '60SN.2llt0t. Phoenix, AZ 1$021 ~ a· Jack Woods '81-242.0011 fax ,02-242•'213 Race Cars Dune Buggies Baia Bugs Lorenzo Rodriguez li an<m,ss,ons c f'arts -Sctv1ce • ~ ldmg VW, . Por«he -N,~w, • 'ToyQU • Hond.i 850 S. Alta Vista Ave .. Monrovia. CA 91016 (626) 30~-RACE {7223; • (626} 357-6629 Fax WWIIV, ··----~----RR.CE PREP SHOP • BUGGIES • SlfOOCffRS •SHOCHS • TRUCKS • PRE·RURHERS • FRBRICRTIUH 818) lf21i-221i0 = ---rXTRAC World Leading Motorsport Transmission Manufacturer 11 Dakar Rally Victories 17 World Rally Victories 6 AMA MX/SX Championships Xtrac Inc 6183 West 80th Street Indianapolis IN 46278 email: andrew_heard@xtrae,com Tel: (317) 472 2454 '383' Baja Gass 1/10 sequential 'Transaxle

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Under new owner hip .. Over 40 year, of experienoe Bring your hot rod, sand rail, motorcycle, boat, or ATV down to our location and ..• Let us solve your plumbing problems from complete system design, "~inor modlflcatkms. Any high performance hose purchased from MESA ttOSf will be assembled free Of charge. Crlrnp fittings from 2" on down. C::, C::, rt.I 11-r ,=c::, ~ ca EE-r -re:, E3 LI ,=:a ,=:.c::, ~ -r -rl--l EE ~ C::, '-'"EE~ -rl E3EE ~E3 ~1--1 C::, #<EEEE,=:a DU ·. . "; ~ EE ,=:a C::, ~ -r I rt.I ca -r 1--1 EE c::,,=,= ~c::,~ C::, rt.I EE IArE3 4 Classlfled ••• NOTICb.. 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 foT informa-tion before purchase of any ·r . FOR SALE: 3 ea-Mendeola 5 speed with series 30 drive flanges-$18,000.00ea. Call (702) 255-1915 or (702) 219-7752. 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. $140,000.00 OBO. (818) 991-9898. FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. 2006 Foddrill 3-4 seat street legar Regis-tered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/con-verter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, VDO, Howe, W R cool e rs, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and b rakes, Roof rack w/light bar , Race radio w/carbon fiber head sets, XM radio w/ external speakers, OPS, ODO shows 546 miscarbon f iber dash , windshield, a set of spare t ires w/wheels, a set of sand tires w/wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $119,000.00 Nego-tiable. Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 a fu en tes@fu en tes 7. com. mx. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 Seat 1600, "' Score legal, previous Score points champ, Kings just ser-viced by Webber, Fresh FAT dual port, Lightweight -hoses, DFT Transmission, DFT rear hubs, serviceable, Kartek shifter, Mastercraft with adjust-able drivers seat, Lightened 930 CV's Fuel Safe w/dry break, Foddrill Beam & Tor-sion housings, New Foddrill front, arms & spindells, Sway-A-Way, Sweet Saco & Howe, Lowrance 480c OPR !com, V-8000 and Intercom, Odyssey Battery, Parker Pumper, CNC Willwood, Dual MSD Ignition, BTR rims Yokohama tires, Sis-ter car to Bekki Freeman Wik, Car completer rebuilt by Foddrill 4/06, Spare parts, con-tact Steve (928) 442-9285 or . Jim@ (480) 894-1286. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat race car, SCORE Tagged, 440 HP LS2, Fortin Wide gear 4 speed, King Shocks, l!0W race radio, Avcomm intercom, IRC mount and antenna, UMI Filters, Pro-Am Hubs, 35 spline axles, 6 Hella HID, driver controlled light bar, 7" OPS, Beard seats, 40 gal fuel cell, Fresh Prep, spare parts, 8 tires and wheels, pit boxes. Only 23 races total on car, 1 owner since turn-key built by Jimco. Call T im @ (626) 893-1976. $1 15,000.00 O BO . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sell or swap your ·extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $25 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7".All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. • • • • • • • • • • Enclosed is $ ______________ (Send check or money order, no Cash) • • Name . ------------------------------------.Address---------------------------------------------------------------• . ■ City---------------------------------------------·--------------------• • State _______ Zip __________________ Phone ________________________________ _ Please run ad times Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer Street Chatsworth, CA 91311 DUBU~IIUB 2008-09 ISSUE DEADLINE June 08 May 9, 08 July 08 June 6, 08 August08 Jul 11, 08 September 08 Aug 8, 08 October 08 SeJ?t 5, 08 November 08 Oct 3, 08 December 08. Nov 7, 08 January 09 Dec 5, 08 February 09 Jan 9, 09 March 09 Feb 6, 09 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Page 58 May 2008 Dusty Times

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r 2006 Jimco Dominator,,400 in. LSI-Redline, Mendeola HD 4, 25" front travel, 27" rear travel, size 30 cv's with sliding axle, TT CNC front hubs, TT rear hubs, Beard, Crow, Fuel Safe 80 ga llon tank, BTW wheels, Toyo tires, All spares and a possible parts deal, $160,000.00 OBO, Jeff Quinn/McKenzies, 807 E. Orangethorpe, Anaheim, CA FOR SALE: Own the leg-endary Great Candy Cane! Great Sportsman car. Ra ceco 2 seater, VW, type 4 M otor, rebuilt trans, Fox Shocks, $12,500.00 OBO. TJ Stanworth (435) 864-4933. Leave message or email tj stanworth@hotma i 1. com for pictures. FOR SALE: 06 Geiser TT new 440 cu Chevy 800 + HP new Turbo 400 Trans, new 3 mem-ber Chrisman Rearend King Shocks, wired by Finish line-2 gps, 2 Flameout, 6 Walker rims on 40" Maxxis ti res. $300,000.00 OBO Call (602) 421-5386. FOR SALE: Convertible Baja 113" Wheelbase 10" beam, Wright Arms, Rack combo spindles, Fox, Sway-A-Way, 300m torsions, 6x6 rear arms, Bilstein w/bump stops, 930cv, UMP Power Steering, Bus trans. 2 lite-type 4, duel 44 Webers Kartek linkage, Fluidyne Cooler, 22 gal cell. $1 1,000.00 OBO. (909) 863-1439. FOR SALE: Lothringer 1600, just race prep this month, FAT Dual Port new 24 miles. New WR Racing Trans, Kings, 16" BFG w/ 10 spares, SCORE Tagged, Micro, P/steering, disc brakes in rear, new Springs, New arms front & rear, radio, inter-com, CA green sticker, $29,000.00 OBO. (619) 279-1474. FOR SALE: 197 3 Blazer PreRunner. Full cage, leafs rear 3.0 bypass, front arms, 3.0 by-pass, floater rearend, Mastercraft front and rear, Gray carpet, CA. smog exempt, 7 wheels, 9 tires, 35" tires, extra parts, call for more pictures! (619) 277-1867. FOR SALE: 4 Seater. TLR/Stout Industries made-reliable vehicle prepped & powdered w/ a coated silver is a great Prerunner. Includes Mendeola S-4 transmis-sion, Fox Shocks, CNC brakes, Howe Steering, Mastercraft seats, GPS, Kenwood radio, Sirius Ra-dio, Robbie Gordon Wheels, Roof Rack, holds 2 spares. $125,000.00 (714) 754-6649, (714) 757-5 2 63. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Class 1/ 1500 Race Car, SCORE Tagged, Race Ready, LSI, S4, King Shocks, Bumps, ProAm Hubs & Brakes, UMP, PWR Cooler, CNC, Howe, Mastercraft, Race Ra-dio & 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: '72 Bronco, 302, Floor 3-speed. Needs paint. Padded rollbar, re-built tranny, 3-point seat belts, CD, new fuel tanks, (35 gal). Shop books, spare gas carrier, A/C, power steering, etc. $10,000.00. John (702) 497-1247. IlE~IlO:l>V~TIOJf O:F YOVIl ~H:OTOS: For the best reproduction of your classified ad's photograph it is best if you allow Dusty Times to size and crop the photo. To allow sufficient space for us to display your vehicle in the most effective manner it is suggested that the object you are advertising occupy no more than 7 5% of the space in the photograph. To achieve the highest quality in your photograph you should not provide Xerox copies, photo prints in less tban 600dpi if computer generated, or photographs already printed as halftones. It is always best to provide an actual photograph or a digital photograph printed on photo quality paper with a photo printer, not smaller than 4x3" in size. We also accept digital imagery on compact disc -in jpg, tif, and pdf formats. Your photograph, regardless of the media, should never be folded as it is impossible to remove the line created by the fold. Adding a piece of stiff cardboard or heavy cover quality paper with your photograph will help to protect it on it's journey to our offices. The higher quality the original photograph, the better it will appear in your ad. Dusty Times May 2008 FOR SALE: Foddrill 12/10, 1835 FAT Plenum motor dry sumped w/ dual CompuFire, Mendeola se-quential 5 speed w/indicator by Dave Folts, CNC, turning brake w/ bias adjuster, Lightened 934 CV's, Kings done by Webber-3 front bypass, 5 rear bypass, Mastercraft w/ adjustable drivers seat, BTR wheels, w/ beadlock on wheels, Sweet & Howe Diablo rack, Fuel Safe, cell w/ 1 dry brake & 1 regular filler, Lowrance 6500 C GPS, Icom radio & intercom, Parker Pumper, Score legal, Alu-min um light bar, Prepped by PBW. Contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim (480) 894-1286. 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. $ 140,000.00 OBO. (818) 991-9898. FOR SALE: C omple t e Race Package. Two b r and new Ba ja Pro Trucks, Ford e n gines & bod y. Test miles only. Texas traile r 18' open t a ndem a n d enclosed 30' TPD b uilt out for rac-ing, 2004 For d lariat 250 c hase truc k 4 door with c ustom built box. M a n y spares, too much to list. Best of everything, will email pictures. Call (818) 773-0155 ext #]03. BAJA PROPERTY FOR SALE: 13 ACRES +/ - Located in the Baja Wine Valley, 14 miles in-land from Ensenada off Hiway 3 to Tecate. Income producing orchard, deep well permitted for 18,000 gallons/ day, perimeter fenced, 40x60 race shop with water and electric. $495,000.00 USO. 1 (785) 817-9556. VACATION RENTAL Vacation Rental in the Exclusive Indian Wells Country Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern California! 2 or 3 bed-rooms, furnished for your com-plete relaxation and if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on 1 or both of the beauti-ful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phone calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500.00 in season (Jan, Feb, March, April) o r $2,300.00 per month not in sea-son. Call (760) 345-6124. INDLl TO AD\lb.Q. Tl6b.Q.6 Acction Auto Racing ............................... 41 All Road Communications ....................... 19 Baker Precision Racing Products ........... 50 Bilstein ...................................................... 2 BTR Racing Wheels ................................ 45 Butch's Speed Shop ................................ 26 CODE Night Race .................................... 21 Competition Air Systems ........................ 32 CORR ......................................... Back Cover Coyne Motorsports ................................. 39 Fabtech ................................................... 44 Fox Racing Shox ..................................... 31 Fuel Safe Racing Cells/Custom Works .... 51 Kar T ek Off Road .................................... 24 Kawaguchi Honda ................................... 34 King Shock Technology .......................... 49 Mastercraft Seats .................................. 35 McKenzie's Performance Products ......... 1 D Mesa Hose .............................................. 58 Mendeola Transaxles .............................. 14 Mojave Desert Racing ............................... 4 Nevada Off Road ..................................... 43 Nichols Racing ........................................ 50 Off Road Warehouse ............................... 46 Pacific Customs ...................................... 40 Parker Pumper Helmets .......................... 27 PCI Race Radios ........................................ 5 Premium Power Welders ........................ 46 Prowire Motorsport Electrics ................. 48 Pull Pall .................................................. 46 Race Prep Services ................................. 51 Racer X Motorsports .............................. 15 Race Ready Products .............................. 48 Racer Off Road ........................................ 36 Robby Gordon Off Road .......................... 12 Ronco Plastics ........................................ 42 Sakata Motorsport Electronics ............... 33 Simpson D3 Restraint ............................ 29 Skyjacker Suspensions ........................... 11 SNORE Dusty Times Caliente 250 .......... 23 Soltek Light Systems .............................. 28 Specialty Products Design ...................... 25 Stewart Raceworks ............................... 18 Swift Springs ......................................... 4 7 Team Ford ............................................... 30 Transaxle Engineering ............................ 13 Vacation Rentals ..................................... 17 Vision X Off Road Lighting ...................... 38 Page 59

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pril 26 - 2 ........ Pomona Fairplex .......................... Los Angeles. CA May 17-June 7-Juy26-.......... Las Vegas International Off Road Raceway ... Primm, NV .......... Pomona Fairplex .......................... LCJS Angeles. CA ......... Chula Vista International Raceway .......... Chula Vista. CA August 16 , ........ Pomona Falrplex .......................... Los Angeles. CA 13 -.... Chula Vista International Raceway .......... Chula Vista. CA ...... Las Vegas International Off Road Raceway .. .Primm. NV De mber 6 -..... Chula Vista International Raceway .......... Chula Vista. CA As seen on NBC Sports and SPEED