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2008 Volume 25 Number 6 Dusty Times Magazine

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Celebrating our 2Sth Year OF service To The OFF Road community covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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seems like more off-road racers keeP making the switch to KC HiLiTES everyday. Maybe that's because no lighting companY supports the sporl of off-road racing like KC does. Atter all, when was the last lime you saw the owner of any other lighting brand out in the middle of the desert in support of the racers? Check us out, we still have a few spots left at the of' picnic table.

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rr Volume 25 -Number s May 2008 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier T rackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham --~lillDBB Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. 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 ... Morgan Maiocco: we reported his untimely death in the March issue of Dusty Times and we received this picture of him from Loretta Pipkin taken many moons ago when he rode for Yamaha, here with Knobby, his four footed friend. Sorely missed by all who knew him. DUSTY TIMES will fearure picrures 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 picrure used. If you wish the photo rerumed, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x10 will be considered. , In TIiis Issue ••• FEATURES BITD Terrible's 250 At Primm by Judy Smith ............................................ 8 Rally Of Argentina by Martin Holmes ...................................................... 18 M.O.R.E. Balls Out 250 by Steve Ruddick ............................................... 21 CRS Ridgecrest Rally School by Lynnette Allison ........................................... 26 MDR King Of The Desert by]. Preston Bradshaw ...................................... 28 CODE Mexicali 500 by Byrle Moore ................................................................. 37 Guam's Smokin' Wheels by Judy Smith .......................................................... 42 DEPARTMENTS Happenings .................................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes .... '. ............................................................................................... 6 BFGoodrich News ...................................................................................... 46 ORBA News ............................................................................................... 48 Baja Safety Tips by Jim Ober ........................................................................ 51 Nellis Dunes News by Marietta Bowman .......................................................... 51 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................. 52 Classified Ads ............................................................................................. 58 Index To Advertisers .................................................................................. 59 ON TN■ Cov■■ , . It was a great win for Steve Croll at the BITD Terrible s 250, he took the Class 1 win and the overall as well in his great looking Grove Lumber Ford. Photo by - Nick Sexton - Trackside Photo Will Staats, with Emily on board, drove his Ford Trick Truck to the class win, third overall at the BITD Terrible's 250. Photo by -Nick Sexton - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at cSubscribe 7oda_y lo DUSTYTIMl!S THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year □ 2 years □ 3 years · $25.00 -$40.00 · $55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name ______________________ _ Address _____________________ _ City _____________________ _ State _______________ Zip _______ _ Primary Interest Can D Truclu D Motorcyclee 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 June 2008 Page 3

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JI 2aaa Happenings ••. lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. O SHKOSH, WI 54901 A.MnucAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 Sot.rrH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: A.MnucAN TRlALs AssOCIATION AMA Obse-r11ed 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 WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MExlco A USTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS (luEBEC OFF ROAD Cl.Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CHAilENGE BARONA SAND DRAG AsSN. P.O. Box i521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OH Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing 4 344 VALLEY VIEW A VE. NORCO, CA 92860 (909) 340-6474 BEST IN THE DEsERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-2431 August 21-24, 2008 Vegas To Reno September 26-28, 2008 Las Vegas 300 December S-7, 2008 Henderson 300 BORE RACING 10 ELK MOUNTAIN DRIVE REDSTONE, CO 81623 970-963-4563 623-853-3595 July 4-S, 2008 Horshue/Cactus Pete's 225 Jackpot, NV August 1S-16, 2008 Ely 200 Ely,NV September 19-20, 2008 Red Garter 300 Wendover, NV BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box 411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California City, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lHO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB Atn'DMOVIUSTA]UARENSE DE CHA.MP10NsHIP Qn,..RoAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 Dusty Times (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA Oll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> Ma,-31,2008 Quartzite Rally Quartzite, AZ June 21; 2098 North Nevada Rally (2) Fernley, NV July 12, 2008 Idaho Rally (2) Grand View, ID Au,uat 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. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTlw. Sourn DAKOTA RACING AssOCIATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMs (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CIIAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING AssOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH Cum AUToMOVILISTICA SAN QuINnN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CuJB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA )AN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTosPORT CuJB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFRoAD USA P.O. Box 2328 CALEXICO, CA 92231-2328 760-455-8069 USA Oll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO August 1-3, 2008 ORW Gran Prix Tecate, BC Mexico October 3-S, 2008 Mexicana Logistics Mexicali 300 Laguna Salada, BC Mexico IIIACII.....,. lNTllll:cNII HIMl:llll'T■ ... June 2008 December S-7, 2008 Race Ready 275 Mexicali-San Felipe, BC Mexico CoLORADO lln.L CLIMB AssOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER Ol 1-52-65-66-4458 CORR LUCAS On. SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR June 6-8, 2008 June 27-29, 2008 July 18 - 20, 2008 August 22 - 24, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 September 26-28, 2008 Continued next page AP7200 . 7f DISPlAY Pages

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Trall Notes ••• MO.R.E./DAMZEL FlGHr BREAST CANCER-M.O.R.E (Mohave Off-Road Enthusiast) & DAMZL Inc. are proud to announce he 3rd annual Power Puff race for the cure. Proceeds and donations acquired from this event will benefit Cedar Sinai Breast Cancer · Research Center. This year's event will take place in sunny Barstow California October 10th -11th 2008. All drivers and co-drivers will be required to attend tech safety inspection at Tangiers Outlet Center where ARTS will inspect all vehicles, fire-suits, and helmets for safety compliance. Actual race will begin on Saturday October 11th 2008. All vehicles will run a 20 mile loop and compete with vehicles split in 2 heats. The adoption of a more appropriate POWER PUFF name will be introduced along with a new race class for SideXSide UTVS. All UTV'S must pass tech inspection with all the other classes. M.O.R.E will be using the BITD UTV regulations. For those of you who are not familiar with UTV racing please visit for a quick brush up on safety regulations.Power Puff race for the cure has had a makeover! Please be sure to visit the newly constructed site and take part in the new features available to women who want to be part of history in this legendary event!! More details and new developments will be announced soon!!! SORE BAJA SOO-Round 3 of the five,race 2008 SCORE Desert Series ill be held May 29 - June 1 in Ensenada, Mexico. The 40th Annual ecate SCORE Baja 500 will feature over 300 entries, competing in 28 l>ro and 6 Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. As of the Start draw, the Pro 4-Wheel vehicles classes with the most entries are: Class 1 (23), SCORE Trophy-Truck (22), SCORE Lite (15), Class 1-2/1600 (12) and Class 5/1600 (11). Among the other early entries is venerable veteran Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., who has entered the Stock Mini class in a Hummer H3. Hall, 70, is tied for first with 17 class wins in the Tecate SCORE Baja 500. Several crossover/ celebrity racers are already entered in this year's race, led by NASCAR's Robby Gordon. A second generation desert racer, Gordon, who has won this race three times, is a NASCAR Team Owner/Driver and is entered in SCORE Trophy-Truck in the No. 77 Chevy CK1500. Germany's Armin Schwarz, whose World Rally Championship career saw 119 starts, won Class 1 in this year's Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 with Martin Christensen, Escondido, Calif. and are currently fourth in Class 1 points in a Jimco-BMW. Making his SCORE race debut in Jimco-Chevy in this race will be German Rally ace Armin Kremer. The 2008 SCORE Desert Series also includes the chase for the $20,000 Volkswagen Point Leader Bonus and the run for the Toyota Milestone Awards. P &. CRANDON RACEWAY - A trio of full throttle events 1ghlights the 2008 summer entertainment schedule at the famed randon International Off-Road Raceway. All three events include major sponsorship by long-time Crandon Raceway sponsor and partner the Forest County Potawatomi Community. The season officially opens at Crandon June 21-22 with the annual Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run Races. The race weekend is the first of a pair of Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing (WSORR) dates at the legendary track. The weekend features the enormously popular and big money FCP Chairman's Cup race. The race is the longest running event of its type in the nation. The 15th running for the prestigious Cup is slated for Sunday, June 22 at 5 p.m. Defending champion of the Chairman's Cup is "Crandon Carl" Renezeder. Renezeder out-dueled Mike Oberg for the 2007 win, coming from last place to first place in the most exciting Chairman's Cup race in history. On July 18-20, Crandon Raceway hosts the Forest County Potawatomi Ultimate ATV Experience. The Raceway has expanded its scope beyond a regional event and is making this a true national event. The track, which resides on 400 acres, will feature all kinds of ATV performance events as well as trail rides and other competitive and family events. The grand finale at Crandon is the final race of the WSORR season when the track hosts the annual off-road World Championships over Labor Day weekend, August 29-August 31. The weekend features two of off-road biggest races. The World Championships feature the 14th annual BorgWarner Shootout and the all-out 10 lap battle for the famous BorgWarner Cup. Johnny Greaves is the defending champion. Also featured is the 2nd annual FCP "Decision at Sundown" PRO Light Pickup Challenge Cup race. The latter is the big money race for mid-size pickup truck racers and Jeff Kincaid won the inaugural event. Of course, all racing is expected to be dramatic as WSORR closes out its 2008 season at Crandon and championships will be on the line for 11 race classes. The Crandon Raceway web site address is Information is also available at MAKE-A-WISH -The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America has elected NASCAR marketing executive Brian Corcoran as hairman of its National Advisory Council, President and Chief Executive Officer David Williams announced today. Corcoran, managing director for NASCAR corporate marketing, wilt begin his term as committee chairman in April. The National Advisory Council is a collection of influential celebrities, professional athletes and high-level executives who pledge to serve as "connectors" for the Foundation. He has been a council member since 2004. "We're pleased to have Brian step up to lead the National Advisory Council," Williams said. "NASCAR and its drivers have delighted countless wish kids and their families over the years, plus Brian has helped the Foundation develop even stronger ties with the NASCAR community while serving on the council. He has been instrumental in helping us grow our mission during the past four years." The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the Page& Octoher 17-19, 2008 November 7-9, 2008 CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-80042 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thumon Councy ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., Sum 208 LONG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/ FAX: (562) 590-7925 l>EcATIJR FoUR WHEEL DllivE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 TOM ALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn!RN CbP-RoAD RACING~-TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENmw>A BAJA Off RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX OJ 1-52-646-1818989 EL1s10 01J-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for bugg:,s & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 01 l-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLoRIDA OJ1F Ro.AD DRlvER's ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Davidson Raceway FuoPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING AssoclATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVlLLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 Scorr MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium scyle Classes• Sport.Iman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exie 420 on 1-80 becween Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINs OFF RoAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #8 ENGLEWOOD, CO 801 JO 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING AssoclATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE 8EDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMOTIONs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 All races for ]eepspeed 1,2 & 3 June 2008 ICAMLooPS OFF ROAD RACING W1moeriu Pines Spa,,u & Rectt.tioa Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAs VEGAS SANDSPORTS &. OFFROAD E:xP0 (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIM ARUTA (408) 247-4402 MAMAlwTA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AlVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX 0ll-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUIIDERS Buggy Trade Sliow (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Eoterpriaes Inc. 15529 )ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA OFF RoAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MDR PRODUCTIONS 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 CJiJ'r»:ma Clumpiozuhip Seri.ea Juae 28, 2008 MDR400 Lucerne Valley Double Points AUIUlt 16, 2008 California 200 Lucerne Valley Night Race September 27, 2008 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley "B" November 8, 2008 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B" Supentitioq. Champiozuhip Serie8 Juae 14, 2008 Coyote Wash 200 October 18, 2008 Superstition 250 December 31, 2008 Bud Light Dash M.O.R.E. MOJAVE OFF RoAD RACING ENnluSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 7 60-25 3-44 5 3 MOREKARTEK Off Road Gold Cup Series July 18-20, 2008 September 12-14, 2008 December 5-71 2008 MSBA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY AssoclATioN DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FUNT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWFSI' WINTF.R TRw..s SERIES BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Racewa1 (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. RT. #l -Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motonpom Promo-tiom 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NoRTID!RN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Racewa1, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valle1 located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) OFF ROAD E:xPO SPIN CoMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 M EGHAN@sPINPR.COM October 3-5, 2008 Pomona Fairgrounds Pomona, CA OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION Voluateet'ed Series PRESIDENT· GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP.· 9 & UNLID. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 OUTLAW REP. DoN PONDER (314) 631-8190 (AU Races at Wheeling in che County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. . NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 )IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssoclATioN RICK TtCHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Oun.Aw SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. OH Road Clumplozuhip 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway Poa!s PEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF RoAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 Pao 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOJNRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTRuCK 14402 8oND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2008 Rally America National Champiomhip Seriea Schedule June f>.7 Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally Wellsboro, PA Julv 11-12 (tentative) New England Forest Rally Bethel, Maine AUIUlt 22-23, 2008 Ojibwe Forests Rally Bemidji, MN Septemberll-14, 2008 Rally Colorado Steamboat Springs, CO October 17-18, 2008 Lake Superior Performance Rally Dusty Times

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Houghton, MI RAilYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES EVENTS &m:rn Stare. Cbampiomblp Central Stare. Clumpiomblp Western States Championship ROCK CRAWLERS AssoclATION OFAMERlcA P.O. Box 1406 RIVERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN Dn!Go SHORT COURSE WINTERNATIONAIS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Truck <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Dn!Go OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAll.Y 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 CAIABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> May 3~June 1, 2008 40th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico July 17-19, 2008* SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup IV* Las Vegas Motor Speedway September 5-6, 2008 13th SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Primm, Nevada November 1~22, 2008 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja California, Mexico *select classes, closed-course event SNORE SourHERN NEVADA OFF RoAD ENnrusIASTS P.O. Box 270516 I.As VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 June 2~22, 2008 SNORE KC Hilites Midnight Special October 3-S, 2008 SNORE 250 November 14-16, 2008 SoNS ()p 'fHuNDER 4WHEELERS RACE DMSION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SoUTIIEASTERN OFF RoAD CllALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPo MEGA PllODUCilONS 3129 s. HACIENQA. BLVD. #322 HAcIENDA HEIGi-ITS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCI'A SoU'lllERN CALIFORNIA TIMING AssoclATION & BoNNEVD.ll N ATIONAIS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, 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 ToYSFoR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA V ALLEY SPORTS CENTER Dusty Times Trall Notes ••• wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 161,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®. RRA Is Our? - VORRA has called it quits. It said there were a t of complaints from the racers to VORRA so VORRA is now p for sale and all races this year have been cancelled as of right now. This is what is on the VORRA web site: "All Races have been canceled!! We will no longer have races given by Dennis Kordonowy. VORRA is up for sale. Please do not call Dennis unless you are serious about buying VORRA! He will not be taking any phone calls about why he has made this decision. Please let everyone you know about this so they can adjust there schedule accordingly." "As posted on the Snore Web site." MRE SCORE BAJA 500 - For the first time in the 40-year history f the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race, the colorful pre-race anufacturer's Midway and Contingency, the start and finish line will all be located in the heart of Ensenada, Mexico on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the historic Riviera Cultural Center, SCORE International race official announced Tuesday. It will be first time in race history that the pre-race activities and the finish will be held on this historic boulevard. "To have the pre-race festivities along with both the start and the finish of the 40'h anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 on Boulevard Costero will add another colorful dimension to this great race," said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President since soon after it was founded in 1973. "We will now be able to finish as well as start the race through the wash which will be great for the thousands of spectators that line both P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA V ALLEY OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (775) 224-1327 All events for the VORRA 2008 season have currentl1 been cancelled. Check their website, above, for additional information, if an1. July 1~20, 2008 ._ Fallon 2 -'• Fallo AIJ.IUlt 3 V Uc:Mtai!:11115, 2008 ity, CA 25-26, 2008 irie City, CA VICENTE GUEIUU!Ro OFF ROAD CLUB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA Oll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING AssoclATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNsnvANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGu1RE 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 WoRI.D SERIES OF OFF RoAD RACING P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 FIA WoRI.D RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, 'A7. 86403 (520) 855-RACE/ (520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMODONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CAUADA INDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 CoL INSURGENTES £sTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 June 28, 2006 Alvisa Night Race #4 Motorcy:le & Quad Race September 6, 2008 Cocodrilos Poker Run Famil1 Ride October 12, 2008 ZR Grand Prix #5 Motorcy:le & 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 aome fana know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing 1iat. Don't call, but mail your 2008 schedules u aoon u pouible for listing in this col-umn; it could bring you aome enra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DllliJi.11111 20761 Plummer St., Chataw,orth, CA 91311-5003 June 2008 sides of the course and stand on the bridges to see the action." "Additionally, the cooperation from the Mexican authorities has been phenomenal, especially when you consider all of the government leaders are new this year. It is also very encouraging to see first hand all of the increased safety and security measures that the Mexican government has implemented and will even expand further during race week. The SCORE Manufacturer's Midway will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Racer and media registration will again be held in the Grand Ballroom of the San icolas Hotel. Registration hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday May 30. The race began in 1969 under the auspices of the old NORRA organization and SCORE began its enduring run on July 26, 1974. This year will be the 35th anniversary of the first SCORE race in Mexico. RR RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS - They'll be racing at ht at two of the WSORR races this year. Two rounds of a jor Series will feature evening action as the World Series of Off-Road Racing® has announced two of its events will take place under the lights. The WSORR season kicks-off on May 31 at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., and Round I racing will take place on Saturday night with the E3 Spark Plugs Show-Me State Showdown. The CEDiamond of Dirt Tracks 1, the Lucas Oil Speedway, has a tremendous fan base for their weekly Saturday night racing, said Steve Weiss, WSORR Director of Communications. We believe that night racing will add another element of excitement to our Series and we know our racers look forward to this challenge. There1s special energy in the stands and in the pits that comes with racing under the lights, added Weiss. WSORR Round VII at the Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisc., July 26, will also feature a special evening race program. This is the first WSORR visit to Oshkosh and it1s another facility that has a long and successful track record of night racing and familiarity with off-road racing. The Series anticipates a large local crowd of race fans at Oshkosh. Once they see all of the rock-em, sock-em, fender -to-fender action that is the calling card of WSORR racing, we know they'll come back for more, said Weiss. sWe also have some special features planned for both of our evening programs for our regular fans who follow the Series he added. The full WSORR schedule includes stops in Wheatland on May 31-June 1; Crandon International Raceway in Crandon, Wisc., on June 21-22 and the season finale August 29-31; Oshkosh July 26-27; and at Bark River International Raceway in Bark River, Mich., on July 11-13 and again August 9-10. For a complete list of the schedule and details on each of the facilities, visit the website and click on the Race and TV Schedule link found on the homepage. WSORR features 12 rounds of off-road racing this season for 10 classes ranging from professiooal off-road pickup truck racers to sportsman buggy racers. The Series continues a tradition of off-road racing in the Midwest that spans 39 years. WSORR featured record crowds last season in its inaugural year. SCORE TICKET SALES FOR VEGAS SPEEDWAY - Single-day and ombo two-day tickets go on sale at 10 am , Friday, May 2 for the upcoming SCORE Las Vegas Cup IV, to be held July 18-19 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, race officials announced today. Fans can order single-day general admission tickets or special two-day SCORE Combo packages online starting Thursday at the event website at or by calling at 866.388.FANS, locally at 739.FANS. SCORE Pit Passes will also be on sale. Individual General Admission tickets are $20 Friday, $25 Saturday and $40 for the discounted two-day SCORE Combo package. Permanent seating at the facility is 8,026 and each of the first three years drew near-sellout crowds for the two-day event. SCORE Pit Passes are available for $10 per day. The event will be held under the lights on a Friday and Saturday night at the world-class Dirt Track at LVMS. Racing will begin at 7 p.m. each night at LVMS. A very popular pre-race fan favorite is the meet the racers party down on the track where racers and their vehicles are available for an hour of photos and autographs. For more information regarding this SCORE event, contact SCORE International at its Los Angeles Headquarters at 818.225.8402. The official website of the 2007 SCORE Desert Series may be found at aRR AT POMONA -231 trucks, buggies, Karts and UTVs were n hand at Pomona for the CORR season opener. Carl Renezeder ok wins both days in Pro 4, Rob MacCachren also won both days in Pro 2, Kevin Davis won in Pro Spec, Marty Hart and Chad Hord won one each in Pro Lite, Rob MacCachren won both days in Pro Buggy, Bryan Freeman took two in Single Buggy, Conner Hart took two in Kart Modified, Geoffrey Cooley and Taylor Snyder won in Kart Junior 2, Regis Harrington and Robert Van Beekum won in UTV and Trent Williams won both days in Kart Jr. 1. A full story with lots of pictures in the July issue of Dusty Times. ~ORE/DuS'IY TIMEs CALIENTE 250 - SNORE had a great race pin the midsection of Nevada. It was a 250 mile race and most all , ad a good time in really great weather. TJ Flores took the Class 1 win and the overall, CJ Hutchins took Class 10, Steve Fuller was the Class 12 winner, Eric Palacios took Class 5, Fernie Padilla was the ½-1600 winner, Monte Tibbetts won Heavy Metal, Wesley Stephens was the Class 15 winner, Brandon Hughes took Class 9, Rulo Solano was the Class 5-1600 winner, John Carreon took Class 18, Jeff Carr was the Class 1300 winner, Richard Blunk was the Class 7 winner, Michael Alden took Class 1450 and Mark Murrell took the Stock Bug Class. A full story and loads of pictures in next months Dusty Times. Page 7

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~1Mrm.:w~ Tl!RRl■Ll!·s 250 AT PRIMM c,011s Take First & second overall BY ]UDY SMITH PHoros: TRACKS/DE PHoro A great win for Steve Croll, he drove his brutal looking buggy to the overall win, he's seen here nicely airborne. Primm, NV: Brothers Steve and Shawn Croll ran the BITD Terrible' s race in their not quite identical Porter Fords, and took first and second over-all, as well as first and second in Class 1500. Steve, the elder brother, fin-ished first, just 25 seconds in front of Shawn. The biggest smile in Nevada was on the face of their dad, Ray, as he greeted them at the finish line. The Herbst family had posted a $10,000 added bonus for the overall win, and that must have brought even more smiles. This was the new incarnation of what has been the BITD Terrible' s at Pahrump. This year, for the first time in centered around Primm, and was a lap race rather than the traditional point-to-point event. There were no motorcycles or quads racing at this event. There was some grumbling by racers who prefer the point-to-point format, and some just like the Pahrump race "course" better than Primm' s. But there have been increas, ingly louder rumbles from Pahrump about dust control, and dangerous road crossings, and at Primm those things are less troublesome. That's not to say that there aren't issues, and dust control is definitely one of them, but it's surely easier to keep track of the small area. The BITD used the same formula that SCORE has used at Primm, and sent 130 entries, categorized as the "slower" classes, off the start line at dawn, for their event. Some would run three laps, some two, and some just one. Then, as that group's three lap cars were finishing up, they started the second group, 98 of the bigger and faster vehicles, at one p.m., for their three lap race. As always, at the BITD events, the Time Trials two days before the race determine the start order of the two fastest classes. All those in Classes Trick Truck and 1500 who wish, may run the Time Trials, and their start order is determined by their times. At this event, Bill Gasper had the quick time in the Trial, so he would be first off the line in the afternoon group. It meant that the first 69 cars to take to the trail were a mixture of Classes Will Staats had a pretty good day, he finished third overall, took the Trick Truck Class and was less than five minutes out of the overall win. 1500 and Trick Truck, with four 1500s earning the top spots in front of the first Trick Truck. That was Todd Wyllie in his Chevy. They were flagged off the start line one every 30 seconds. 'The course was an 83 mile loop that ran on a lot of the familiar trails used by SCORE and SNORE as well as the BITD. Some of it had been re-directed in ways not seen recently, and 50 to 80 percent of the track had been bladed smooth. According to one veteran racer, this destroyed the "hard pack" at the surface, and meant that the course would go to silt quickly. It did make some of the rough areas a good deal smoother, however. On Friday, the day of contingency and tech inspection, the Trophy Karts had a race on Primm land out be-yond the hotels, and on Saturday, while the desert race was in progress, there was a Sand Drag event in the wash between the start area for the off roaders and the Primadonna Hotel. It was a busy weekend. The weather was typical of Primm. On Friday it was sunny and warm, but on Saturday morning, for the first start, it was cold with a chilly breeze. The breeze never quit, which could have been a good thing, and it did warm up as the sun came up, How-ever, the breeze turned to wind, and then into a gale that blew great billow-ing clouds of dust. Fortunately, it did not blow it across Highway 15. The cars starting in the morning lined up for staging out to the east of the Primadonna. It was still really dark when the first car was sent off the line at 6 a.m., but most of these early rac-ers had lights. About a dozen hadn't thought to bring any, and one or two decided they didn't need them and sent their pit crews back to the pit lug-ging the light bars. It was breezy, but it wasn't enough to clear the dust, and for the most part, the first lap was dusty for everyone. Class 1100 (same as the SCORE Lite class) was the first group off the start line with 14 starters. As they fin-ished their first lap the lead belonged to Daniel Folts in his Seagrove, but he had only a minute on the team of Brian Burgess, Kevin Reardon, Charlie Peltzer and Day Gang in a Moulton. In third it was Darren Southworth in a Vigilante, and then another minute back a three-way tie, Blaise Jackson in a MECO, Rick St. John in a Duvel, and Jim Moulton in a Moulton. A lot of chassis builders have sprouted recently, and in this class there were six cars leading the pack and there were five different chassis manufacturers. That's good to see. Burgess and his crew dropped out ' on the second lap, and Southworth fell back some, while Jackson and his co-driver, Mike Williams moved into the lead, having no problems. St. John stopped to put Adam Pfankuch into his car and they were now only a minute behind the leader, while Moulton stopped for a driver change also. His partner is Malcolm Bryce, who's taller and wider than Moulton, and they later said the "driver change took too much time." That's what Pfankuch and St. John said also, Pfankuch adding, "It's too short a race to need two drivers." Folts had dropped to fourth after a wheel fell off near the end of the lap. And the team of Jason Lafortune and Ron Malekow, in another Seagrove, were now fifth, finding it hard to pass on much of the course. It was a nice Class 8 win for Curt LeDuc, he drove his ford hard and had 20 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Ryan Staats drove his Ford pickup to the Pro Truck win at Primm, he had about six minutes in hand at the checkers. Williams and Jackson had no prob-lem~ at all and hustled along to finish first, but they were only ten seconds in front of Folts, who'd had a flat and Continued next page Shawn Croll missed the Class 1 win and the overall win by a Rick Johnson was the second place finisher in the Trick Truck Mark Beeler drove his KC Hilites Ford to a silver medal finish in mere 25 seconds, he's seen here in his Porter Ford. battle, he was five minutes out of the class win in his Ford. Class 8, he's seen here nicely airborne on his way to the flag. Pages June 2008 Dusty Times

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Jason Voss took a second place finish in the Pro Truck bash, he was six minutes in arrears when the checkers flew. James Hodgson literally flew to a second place finish in the A second place finish in Class 7200 went to Joe Stone, he's seen Class 10 battle, he's seen here stretchin his suspension. here waitin for the rear end to settle down. had driven on it a while to his pit. Four minutes later it was St. John and Pfankuch who said they'd had a "su-per day", and had come to this race "to have fun." Behind them by 11 minutes it was Bryce and Moulton who said they'd had a "flawless" day. But they had three bent wheels. In fifth place it was Lee Banning, Jr., in a Foddrill. He said the course had been "pretty much the same as the Mint", but "this is not nearly as rough." He had something broken in the front of the car, but wasn't sure what. he said he'd had to let off for the final ten miles or so. In fifth place it was Lafortune and Malekow, who said they'd had a clean race. And 46 seconds behind them Jake and Scot Jones (Scot's the dad), finished in seventh place. Southworth and his co-driver, Dustin Farmer, had a flat and replaced a coil, and were eighth, and in ninth it was Raul Solano and Richard Garavito in an Off Road Auto Fab. Sigal Greenberg and her team were tenth a little over a minute later, and then three minutes after her came Kurtis and Matthew Kupiec (who used to drive a truck). They were the last finishers in the class. Only three cars failed to make it to the finish line. Surprisingly, one team was Cody and Bryan Freeman who would normally be expected to do very well A nice win for young Jonathan Swift in the Class 7200 race, he had almost half an hour in hand when he took the checkered flag. here. the first lap had been really dusty, but In Class 2000 (for 1600cc VW the second lap cleared up some. Of powered cars), the early lead belonged the 24 that started in this class, 22 to Andrew Neal in his Lothringer. He were still running at the end of the was three minutes up on Matt Gumz second lap. Now Gumz was in front, in his ORE. In third it was Joe Jeffrey with Conrad second, six minutes be-in his Porter, and Blaine Conrad ran hind him. Another minute back it was fourth in a Mirage. Fifth place be- Neal, who'd had a flat and his power longed to Brad Wilson and Justin steering belt had fallen off. Fourth Munyon in their Penhall, and then place belonged to the Jeffrey car, and Daniel McMillin in an Amplified and brother Brian was driving now. He'd Lenny Loftin in a Bullet were tied for blown a rear shock, but was still only seventh place. a minute behind Neal. In fifth it was Most of the drivers later said that McMillin, who was liking the course, The Most Sought After Fuel in Off-Road Racing Today! Ask your engine builder about the increased horsepower, torque and cooler operating temperatures offered by VP's Late Model Plus, C12, VP113 and other great fuels. Then you'll know why champions in each of these series choose VP Racing Fuels. · VP Racing is the Official Fuel and/or Contingency Sponsor of: ~[JOO~~ RACING ASSOCIATION ~ioNstF ~RACIG SCIRE INTERNATIONAi:. OFF··ROAD RACING lVl.O.R.E ;e~ For technical help or to locate the nearest VP dealer, call today or visit 951-696-5100 Page 10 'I ~ Zi l!J s World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™ June 2008 18 year old Kyle Conlon took a great win the Class 10 contest, he's seen here flying his Jimco towards the finish. which he described as "real sandy, real rocky." Gumz thought the course was "real rough in spots." He said there were "whoops forever - can never get on top!" But he didn't have any flat or any mechanical problems, and he stayed in front to take the win. He was six minutes up on Neal. And Neal was just 22 seconds ahead of Conrad, who said he'd had a "good day." In fourth place it was McMillin, who said he'd had a lot of dust. Fifth went to Brett Spielman, ten minutes behind him. In sixth it was Tony Modica who said that on the first lap his car's rear end had been "squirrely", but that he'd had it adjusted at the end of the lap. Then he had no other problems, and handed over to Raul Solano for the last lap. He had no trouble either, and said he'd had fun. In seventh place it was Paul Kurz, driv-ing his first race in a new car. He'd had just one flat. He said "There were cars broken and flipped everywhere!" In eighth it was Lenny Loftin and PeterJanss, and his dad, BillJanss, who each drove a lap in their Bullet. They had no problems at all, no flats and said it was a great race. Brett Maurer rolled over on the first lap, and then handed over to Lorenzo Rodriguez, who drove the second half of the race. They finished ninth. All together, 19 of the cars in this class finished the race. The Jeffrey brothers didn't make it, they lost their motor. Class 5 had only two starters, but they both finished. Their race was one of the best of the day. At the end of the first lap the team of Eric Ander-son, Rick Holmes, David Ollis and David Chavez were on the same minute with Carlos Albanez, Carlos Paramo, Eddie Albanez and Arturo Estrada. Anderson's car had gone off the start line into the dark with no lights and really big rear tires. Appar-ently the lack oflights was no handi-cap, because at the end of the second lap they had a four minute lead. But early in the third lap the Albanez team picked up a four minute lead, then their luck changed and it dropped to only a minute. And at the end of the day the Anderson group was back at the front, taking the win by four and a half minutes. Good racing. Class 8100, stock full size trucks, had ten starters, but two of them dropped out on the first lap. The lead was in the hands of Larry Tunnell and Glenn Gilbert, in a Chevrolet But he had only two minutes on John Grif-fin and Jeremy Spirkoff in their Ford. In third, a minute later it was Josh Hall in his H2 Hummer, Greg Foutz, who is usually in the lead pack in his Ford, was having a scary morning. He'd come up on a tipped over buggy in a ditch, and in an effort to avoid it, had tipped his truck over on its side. While he worked to right his truck Not too bad a day for Matt Gumz, he drove his ORE buggy to the Class 1600 win, he's seen here on his way to victory. Dusty Times

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A second place finish in Class 5 went to Carlos Albanez, he was Chuck Hovey throws a lot of dirt as he heads to the finish line, The Weyhrich boys were a bit off the winning pace in their Trick less than four minutes out of the class win at the checkers. Chuck finished third in Class 1, five minutes out of the overall win. Truck, seen here on their way to a third place finish, seventh overall. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;~.;;:====;;;;;:;==;:;;;;:==;;;;;=======-....::::::;:::;;;:;;;;::;;;::;;;;:;:::;;;:;;:::;;;:;;;::;:;;;:::;;;:;;:::;;;:;;,-"-'-:,th'-'e~P-:';-ik-"e-';B;:;-1;-a'--'ze'-'r-, -a-s 0S..:...te-:i_n_a_n_d"W:w7a-,ls-e:---r A great win the Class 5 contest went to Eric Anderson, he's seen here in his strong VW getting in a little air time. (which he usually manages to do very efficiently) another car came by, ap-parently not seeing the tipped over truck in the dust until it was nearly too late, and slid in very close. For a few horrifying seconds, Foutz was pinned between his truck and the mov-ing one, and fully expected to be spit out the end as a dead body. But he was astounded to find himself still all in one piece when it was over, and got back to work uprighting his truck. On the second lap Hall had a duel with Tunnell thatwas a repeat of what they'd done on the first lap. But this time Tunnell broke a pitman arm and was sidelined for an hour with repairs. Hall then took over the lead, while Griffin lost some time but held on to second, nearly a half hour down. Mike Alden was now third, another ten minutes back in his Ford. Hall was having a good day, and moving along smartly on the third lap when a tie rod broke. Fortunately (or maybe not) he'd had it happen be-fore, and was able to make a speedy nine minute 30 second repair, and go on to take the win. Griffin and Spirkoff finished second, only 12 min-utes behind him. And in third it was Foutz who made an amazing recovery after his near disastrous first lap. Alden dropped to fourth place and Tunnell, once repaired finished fifth. Jerry Zaiden was sixth in his Toyota, and Loren Worthington, in a Dodge, finished seventh, and last, in the time of 9:22:25. Class 7100 was next to start, with 13 trucks. At the end of the first, very dusty lap, Aaron Dixon was the leader in his Ford. It had been very hard to see, and part of the way had been right into the rising sun, which meant he couldn't see at all for some moments. He'd had a tight duel with Erin Wahl in another Ford, and was only one minute up on Wahl at the end of the lap. Dave T umer was third in another Ford, four minutes back, and in fourth it was Paul Ziegler, another eight minutes down. On the second lap Wahl pulled into a pit and Dixon went on past to fuel at the next pit. He then built up a better lead, and was eight minutes to the good at the end of Lap 2. Wahl was still second, and Wayne DeMonja, Ford, ran third, with Heidi Steel fourth in her Ford after breaking a leaf spring and having trouble with a caliper. Her co-driver, Tim Lawrence, had broken a coil on the first lap. Ziegler who'd been fourth was report-edly stuck outside of Pit 1 on the sec-ond lap, and never went any further. Dixon had no problems with his truck at all, and sailed on smoothly to take the win, finishing 18 minutes in front of Wahl. In third it was Steele and Lawrence, an hour and 25 min-utes later, and Turner and his part-ner, Bill Bunch, were fourth. Fifth The Class 7100 win went to Aaron Dixon, he's seen here driving his Ford pickup towards the sometimes elusive checkered flag. Dusty Times The Class 1100 win went to Mike Williams, he's seen here nicely airborne in his good looking Meco. went to Demonja and Bob Nance, who said they "broke lots of stuff." At Mile 53 on the last lap they broke a tie rod assembly, and then they broke a spindle, and Nance walked a mile to the pit for a new one, then carried it back out and made the repair. They were 12 minutes behind Turner and Bunch. Sixth place went to Brian Day, • who used up nine hours and 11 min-utes, and was the last finisher in th class. Class 4100 came next, with just four cars. In front at the end of the first lap, it was Chad Hall in his H3 Hummer, which was "working better than it ever had." He had five minutes on Marc Stein and Travis Walser in their Ford. In third it was John R. and John A. Sunderland in their Ford, another eight minutes back, and in fourth, Noah Pike, driving a '77 Blazer. He said, "Shocks and things were going away." On the second lap Hall continued to lead, now with 22 minutes on the Sunderlands. Neither team was hav-ing any trouble. In third it was now lost about an hour with some diffi-culty. Hall stopped once for fuel, but oth-erwise just kept moving along, and took the win by 25 minutes. The Sunderlands also had no mechanical troubles, and they took second place. On the third lap Gale Pike, age 77, and surely the oldest driver at the event, got in to bring the Blazer to the finish. He said he'd had a "duel with Falkosky", and crossed the finish line not quite two hours after second place. The old Blazer was still in pretty good shape, but they had to "kind of back off', to be sure it would finish. Pike, one of off road's pioneer racers, said he'd had a "fun day." Walser and Stein didn't finish. Class 7 300 went off the line next, with five starters. At the end of the first lap the team of Jerry, Lance, Denny and Leslie Fisher had the lead in their Ford, with just one minute on Carl Fitts in another Ford. In third place, 22 minutes later, it was Don Healy and James Moss. Rick and Ricky Johansen, another Ford, had lost al-most two hours, but ran fourth. Kellon and Quinn Walch had dropped out. At the end of the second lap the Fishers and Fitts were on the same Continued next page TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING, INC. WauldUkaTO COllgl'lltlllatll CIUII Haney & Jolln IIUfflS 11111 Place Class II .,t_ TMNS.IXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 9763VARIELAVENUE CHATSWORTH, CA. 91311 818-998~2739 June 2008 Page 11

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three hours later, happy to get all the way around, because the spring perch was once again cracked. Class 3700, which is for modified Jeeps, was another two-lap class, and had two entries. Only one made it, the other breaking before the first check-point. Jon Krellwitz, Matt McCallum, Patrick Smith and Skyler Gambrell had a good first lap, but had "spit an axle out" partway through the lap. They then nursed the car in with only one axle in the rear for 100 miles, and made it with no more trouble, not even any flats. The Stock Production Full Size truck, SUV went to Josh Hall, Josh and his Hummer had a bit more than 10 minutes in hand at the end. The Fisher clan did really well this race, they took the Class 7300 win with more than 20 minutes in hand when they took the checkers. Class 1700, theJeepSpeedcars, had an entry of 23 cars this time. They also did just two laps. At the end of-the first lap Michael Shaffer had the only sub-two-hour time, at 1:59, to put himself into the lead. In second it was Ray Griffith, who said he was in such heavy dust that he "ran blind." Third be-longed to Bryan Dodge, two minutes later, and in fourth, just one minute back, it was Chuck and Ty Harvey. Then there was a tie for sixth, between Perry Coan, and Tom Barnett. minute, and had an hour and 30 min-utes on Healy and Moss. Another hour back it was theJohansens. The Fishers went on to take the win, with Fitts finishing 22 minutes later in second place. He'd broken an oil line and had to use transmission fluid to replace what had run out. He was al-most two hours in front of Healy and Moss, who finished third. The Johansens, who usually have more fun than anybody, didn't finish. Class 3100 went off the line next, with six trucks. At the end of the first lap the H3 SUV of Rod Hall was in the lead, with 12 minutes on Dave Blakely in his Nissan. He was just six minutes in front of Mike Falkosky in his Ford. Milok Brown, Ford, ran fourth, another 13 minutes back. On the second lap it was still the Hummer in front, now with Mike Winkel at the wheel. Hall had landed it over during his fuel stop midway through the lap. He had about a half hour on Falkosky, who now ran sec-ond, and was 30 minutes up on Barry Laney, in third. The Blakely team had run into trouble, and lost nearly three hours after running second most of the way through the lap. Winkel stopped the Hummer in a pit on the last lap to check out a rattle, but it turned out to be a non-serious crack, so he went on. He and Hall took the win, finishingabout45 minutes in front of Falkosky, who said he had a "good day", and that nothing had gone wrong. He was second, and the last fin-isher in the class, everyone else coming SPECfAllY PRODUCTS DESIGN, INC. to grief on the last lap. Class 3000 is a new class, appar-ently considered to be entry-level cars. These vehicles are open-wheel tube frame cars with 2.2 or 2.4 liter four-cylinder Chevy Eco-Tech crate motors, and either VW bus transmissions or a Mendeola tranny. The owners call them "Class 1 Lite" cars. They have roughly 22 inches of travel in the front and 18 inches in the rear. At least one of the drivers said he used a mix of 50/ 50 race gas and pump gas. They are all two seat cars. . There were five of them, and they had to do just two laps. It was a tie at the front of the pack on Lap 1, with Karl Scanlan and Brian Shaleen on the same minute, while Brian Melsheimer, who runs a 2.2 liter mo-Quality Exhaust Components 1 Mam1f~ctuting & Fabricatton Services Avaifal:Jle Collectors .-2,3A,5,6 & 8 Into 1 Merges Double Slip Merge Weld - On Merge Formed Trl-Y1s Collectors Transitfons & Megaphones • Mild Steel f 304 & 321 Stafnless 11252Sunoo.Dr: Rancho Cortbw, Ca. 95742 Page 12 www.SpdeXi austcom • Mandrel Bends 1 .25" -5.00" Mild Steel (,049-.065) 304 & 321 SST (.035-.049-.065) June 200s tor, repaired a flat caused when he hit a rock, and lost about nine minutes. The other two didn't finish the first lap. Scanlan went on to take the win, reporting one flat, which he ran on to his pit for repairs. He was just eight minutes in front of second place Melsheimer, who moved up after his early flat. In third it was Shaleen, who had a flat on the second lap and drove on it 20 miles to his pit. He was just one second behind Melsheimer. Class 4700 also did just two laps, and there were just three of them. In first place all the way it was Gavin Skilton in a Jeep. He had over two hours at the end of the first lap, even though he'd had a flat within the first three miles and the other two had passed him. He'd recovered nicely. In second place it was Matt and Noah Pike in an old Malcolm Smith East African Sa-fari car that their dad, Gale, had bought. It dates back to 1984, and is still painted like a 1984 vehicle. They'd lost two and a half hours with a bro-• ken spring perch, which had to be welded. . On the second lap Skilton, who had an Australian friend riding with him, lost his shocks and then lost his brakes, but "got them back", and went on to finish in front. The Pikes were second, Shaffer got almost no distance into the second lap before becoming a dnf. Griffith then moved into the lead and stayed there, reporting a flawless day, with not even a flat tire. He took the win by seven minutes. Coan was sec-ond, saying he'd had no problems ei-ther. He'd scrubbed plans to let his co-driver, Jeff Coan, get in, because it was such a close race he didn't want to take time for a driver change. In third, just six minutes later, it was Bob Standage, who'd had no problems. He had landed hard on the nose of the Jeep once, and developed a "clunk", so he ran in two wheel drive for much of the way, just in case. Fourth place went to Jeff Jordan, who'd had a first lap flat, and then, because his front ring and pinion were "going away", he'd "limped ... tn. In fifth place it was Chuck Hovey, five minutes later, and 11 minutes in front of sixth. That was Tom Barnett, , whose son Tom, Jr., age 18, rode all the way. They had no flats and "no me-chanical problems." But they said they Chad Hall had a good race, he took the Pure Stock Production Full Size SUV win in his Hummer, he's seen here at speed headin' for home. 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lost their brakes on the second lap at Mile 20 and finished without them. ln seventh place it was Bob Roggy and Cliff Cook, who were driving in their firstJeepSpeed race. They had no flats, but some electrical problems, and lost a transmission cooler fan on the sec-ond lap, which meant they overheated their tranny and thus lost third gear. They were "Glad we finished!" All told, 15 of them finished, although Shaffer, who'd been the first lap leader, didn't. There were five Class 1800, Sports-man vehicles, and in first place it was Trent Beaver from Parker. Trent is Danny's son, and was driving his dad's pre-runner, which was built in 1984. Parker, Arizona must have the world's biggest collection of aged off road race trucks stored in its garages. Beaver said the dust was bad on the first lap, but the second was better. He had a per-fect day, and won by 19 minutes. In second place it was Emily Miller and Jake Povey in a Hummer. This was Emily's first chance to drive in a race in her own entry. She's taken the wheel once or twice for a few moments, while in one of Rod Hall's trucks. They had a good day, ran second all the way, and were an hour and a half in front of third. That was Jay St. Claire and Micah Newton, who were the final fin-ishers in the class. The UTVs were required to run only one lap, and there were 14 of them. At the end of their trip, the Rhino of Keith and Dillon Ayres was the win-ner. Keith, the dad, drove all the way, and Dillon, age 13 did the navigating. They won by just one minute and three seconds. The second place vehicle, a Polaris, was driven by Brandon Schueler, and he flipped at Mile 8. He hadn't pre-run, and lost his radio, GPS and all accessories. It didn't seem to slow him much. He needed to hustle, because the third place driver, Danny Savant finished only two minutes and 22 seconds behind him. Savant's son, Jake, age 12, rode with him. Their Rhino had no problems, but they said it was a "very rough" course. They have about 12 inches of travel. In fourth place it was Cory Sappington, racing the first race Rhino ever built. He had no problems at all. His Rhino has 2860 race miles on it, and it was built with all stock Yamaha parts and a stock motor. The fifth place Rhino was driven by Tracy Greiger, Nicole Fryer drove her Tamaha to a gold medal finish at Primm, seen here navigating the terrain towards the finish line. It was a nice win for Karl Scanlan at BITD Primm, he took the Class 3000 win with eight minutes in hand at the checkers. who said he had no problems and had entirely dust-free advantage that it onds in front of his brother. He said, a good time. In sixth it was Tim Burke, would have at Pahrump or the Vegas "I was driving as hard as I could drive." who lost his brakes on a rock and had to Reno event, because those morning He'd had to stop twice for fuel, but to stop for repair. After that the ve-racers were still out there creating dust. never got out of the car, had no flats hicledidn'ttrackright. He was two min-At the end of the first lap Berri and no problems at all. Shawn, who utes and 50 seconds behind fifth. Sev-had the lead in his Jimco, with two gets better gas mileage with his carbu-enth place belonged to Sean Cook, who minutes on a clump of four cars. Steve retor, stopped only once for fuel, and lost his antenna and radio, and thus Croll in his Porter Ford, Shawn Croll also had no flats and no problems. couldn't talk to his chase helicopter.(!) in a Porter Ford, Charley McDowell They were not only first and second He'd had one flat when he hit a hole, in a Chevy Jimco, and Ronny Wilson in Class 1500, but had taken theover-launched the vehicle and landed on in a Chevy Jimco. The Wilsons were all win. Hovey had pulled off a near-the left rear. That caused the air to driving the two seat car that John miracle, by working his way up to third leavethetire-theydon'trun tubes. He Herder had for a while after he sold place. He was four minutes back from was the final finisher, seventh place and his one-seater to Berri. It was windy, second,. After the two flats he'd had only ten minutes and 35 seconds be-and sometimes it cleared the dust, but no other problems, except for some hind the winner. That's some close rac-sometimes it kicked it up. traffic, specifically Pete Sohren, who'd ing. On the second lap the lead still be-been leading in his Trick Truck. Said There was one Sportsman UTV, longed to Berri, but it was only a Hovey, "It was hard to get around Pete and he finished. Gregory and Michele minute now, and Steve Croll, who for a little while, those trucks put out Ewing did the lap in 2:57:37. It was drives the fuel injectedcaron his team, some dust!" Once around him, he'd their first race ever. He ran Sportsman was second. His brother Shawn, with regained some time, but couldn't because it's cheaper, although his ve-a carbureted car, was tied with Wil- catch the Crolls. Ronny and Randy hide is equipped to be a pro UTV. son for fourth, and they were just a Wilson finished fourth, reporting no While the morning event was still minute further back. In fifth it was problems, and no flat tires. They were going on, and finishers were coming in, McDowell, only another minute back. just five minutes behind Hovey. In fifth the afternoon event lined up, a half Hovey, who had been expected to be it was McDowell, who'd had a flat 30 mile away, and took the green light at 1 in this bunch, was running about five miles before the finish and had p.m. So some of the morning racers minutes back thanks to a flat on each trouble opening the spare tire rack. were still on the track when the Trick lap, said "I kinda screwed up." He'd Sam Berri was sixth, anothertwomin-Trucks and Class 1500 cars ran their run into a rock each time, in the dust. utes later. His tale was a sad one. Go-first lap.Traffic had thinned enough It was a tension filled group wait- ing into the last lap he'd come upon however, that there was apparently no ing at the finish line to see which car some lapped traffic, and some of them problem with the faster cars getting would appear first. The two Croll moved out of his way readily, but one around the slower ones. brothers had run second and third of them, a small truck (obviously a left There were 47 1500 cars and the all the way and Hovey was moving up, over from the morning event), had to four qualifiers in the Time Trials having worked his way around the lead not given way. Sam struggled behind were in this class: Bill Gasper, Chuck Trick Truck on the final lap. Berri was him in his dust for a while, and finally Hovey, B.J. Richardson and Sam Berri. looking smooth and confident, and it decided to take a chance and pass him. So they were the first four off the line. was anyone's guess who might win. It Bad decision. He got into some rocks But in thiseventitdidn'tgive them the was Steve Croll, finishing just 25 sec-and flattened three tires. He had only ------------------------one spare. Somehow he got going again, got four tires under him, and got to the finish only 17 minutes be-hind the winning car. In seventh place it was Mike Voyles who said he'd had "big dust and deep silt" for the first two laps. He'd had one rear flat and reported, "very little clean air. In eighth it was Derrick and Lloyd Sproule. Derrick drove the first two laps and had no problems, and Lloyd did the third. He said, "It's wicked rough out there, and dusty." By now the wind was blowing hard, and had been since about the second lap for this group. This meant that on the dry lake and other silty areas, it blew up dust even when there were no cars moving. In ninth it was Mike Bilek, who'd lost a torque converter belt, replaced it and then stopped for a spare, but he'd had no flat tires. He was just 45 seconds behind the Sproules. In tenth it was B.J. Richardson and Pat Dean in their Bunderson. Dean, who'd started had had a flat, and then had gone end over end four times. After that, said B.J ., it was flawless. He'd driven the second half, and stopped only once, to give a spare tire to Max Thieriot. They were nine minutes be-hind ninth place. Eleventh was Mark McMillin, in a Jimco. He said he had "a flew flats", but no other trouble. He thought it was a "great course" and was having so much fun he didn't let his regular co-driver, Brian Ewalt, get in for the Continued next page Alan Levinson drove his Ford ProTruck to a third place finish in A bronze medal finish went to Steve Brown in the Class 10 Shawn Giordano drove his Toyota to a third place finish in the Class 7200 race, seen here with the hammer down. class, he's seen here just at point of takeoff. fracas, he's seen here at speed headin' for the checkered flag. Dan Folts gave it everything he had but he ended up in second place in Class 1100, he was a mere 10 seconds out of the class win. Dusty Times Andrew Neal drove his Lothringer to a neat second place finish in the 1600 fracas, seen here just at touchdown. June 2008 A second place finish in Class 7100 went to Erin Wahl, seen here, horseing the Ford into a fairly tight corner. Page 13

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John Griffin and Jeremy Spirkoff ran their Class 8100 Ford to a Carl Fitts drove his Ford pickup to a silver medal finish in Class The Sunder/ands, John and John were the silver medal finishers in Class 4100, they're seen here in their bi Ford. second place finish at Primm, seen here headin' for the barn. 7300, he's seen here headin' for the checkers. last lap. Twelfth went to Craig Curtis were the fmal fimshers, m Therewere20Tnck.Trucks_atih1s Bouman and Damon Way, in a Por-7: 14:48. By then, this reporter had race and partway through the tirst lap ter. It was their second race. They were dusted her eyes, had grit inside her socks Andy McMillin had the lead in his new both in the car all the way, switching and jeans, and itwas time to get out of Ford. But he lost a torque converter seats midway through the day. They the dust. Those of us who wore glasses before he finished the lap. When the lost a power steering hose and it took couldn't see anyway, with dust on both lap was over the lead belonged to Larry 15 minutes to repair that. They had sides of the lenses and in our eyes. in Kevin McGillivray's Chevy. no flats, but twice they thought they did, so they'd stopped to get out and check, losing precious minutes each time. TI1irteenth place went to Tom Gilchriese who had a couple of flats, lost his alternator, and said the course was "really chewed up the last lap." It was, he said, a "tough day." In 14th it was Chuck Sacks and Jerry Longo, who'd lost an alternator early. They said that "across the lake bed was really wild, with the wind blowing the dust!" They also said, "lt was rough out there." The course was going away seriously, as more of the big cars did more laps. Dennis Boyle, in a new-to-him HMS, had two flats on the rocks be-cause he was "driving too hard", and then was worried because he had no air left in hi· jacks, and he hoped he wouldn't get another flat. He finished 15th. In 16th it was Brad Etter who broke a limiter strap. He said his front encl got beat up and he had to nurse it in the last 35 miles. He also said, "Wow, that was rough!" In 17th it was Tim McDonnell and PeteOli\er in a Penhall. TI1ey had a torn c.v. boot they had to grease every lap, and said they conceri-trated on getting to the finish. Eigh-teenth was Richard Boyle, a minute and a half later. And in 19th it was James Scott and John Blodgett who had two flats at once and had only one spare. TI1ey limped 20 miles with a front tlat to a pit for more tires, and said they'd had a "great day." Twenti-eth went to Lee Patten and Ruben Arzate, who'd lost a power steering pump, which cost them 40 minutes. In 21st it was Chuck Dempsey and Mark Levrett. Dempsey had a tire blow while he was in a turn, and it rolled the car over, but he landed on his wheels and no damage was done. In 22nd it was Jason Shipman in a Mosebilt. He and Jared Shipman and Ben Dinkins came from Missouri to race, and had a wonderful time. They said they'd be back. Their car's power steering went early, so Jason said he u.,sed ''.Armstrong steering" all day. In 23rd it was Michael Mastro, and in 24th, Brian Brown and Rick Geiser reported that they'tl lost two alterna-tors, but had no other trouble. By now the wind was so bad that the finishing racers didn't want to take their helmet.~ off at the finish line and talk to inter-viewers. Not that anyone would blame them. The wind blew steadily across the dry lake to the finish line area, and those folks on duty there were getting the worst of it. Harley Leu1erfinished 25th. Ryan Combs and Jerry Penhall were 26th, and reported that they'd bro-ken two rims and torn a c.v. boot, and their jack broke. Byron Ashley ww 27th. Lee Criner and Donald Vaughn were 28th and said they'd had three flats. Charles Rodrick,JeffQuinn and C.J. Dusty Times June 2008 He had one minute on a trio ttiat m-good trucks wt stx talented drivers duded Rick D. Johnson in his Ford, within a three minute slot. Chris Robinson in his CST, and Pete They thinned out a bit by the end Sohren in another Ford. And just two of the second lap, and one reason was minutes further back it was Will Staats that Roeseler and McGillivray blew a in a Ford, on the same minute as Todd battery and then had serious electri-Wyllie and his Oievy. So there were six Continued next page Page 15

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Mike Falkosky had troubles along the way and had to settle for a Rick St. John was just a bit off the winning pace in the Class The Conrad clan drove their 1600cc Mirage to a third place finish second place finish in the Class 3100 battle. 1100 contest, he finished third, seen here saving some tire wear. at Primm, seen here at speed heading for the checkers. cal issues, so they parked. All the rest minutes behind him it was the was good. He thought the course was Randy Bluth and Tyler McNeil in a then he and Staats were on the same were still running. Sohren had gone Weyhriches, saying they'd had fuel "fantastic-I really love this course." But Ford. This was their second race in the minute for a while. But it wasn't into the lead, with one minute on pickup problems which kept their top he went on to say that it got extremely truck, first finish. They've been racing Reinertson's day, and he dropped out Staats, who had give minutes on Steve speed at about 90 mph, but otherwise rough on the last lap. small trucks and said this was a "big after the second check on the last lap. Olliges and John Swift in their Ford. they'd had a good day, with no flat EighthplacewenttoChetHuffman step up, and a lot of fun." Their only Staats went on to take the win. His In fourth now it was Johnson, a tires. Fourth went to Julson. He said, and Jerry Whelchel. Whelchel had problem was one flat. Twelfth place only problem had been a couple of minute later, and two minutes behind "Today I finally got comfortable in the started. They'd had to replace a water went to Tracy Rubio in a Ford. He flats and a stop to pickup a new spare. him Gary Weyhrich, who'd taken over truck." He went on to say that switch- pump on the first lap, and the front of said he'd stuffed the truck into a ditch He made it a good day for the family, for Mark, who got sick midway ing from driving a buggy to driving a the power steering pulley fell off, and and had a fan belt issue. This was the with wins in TrickTruckand Protruck. through the firstlap. They were in their truck had been a "hard deal". In fifth that cost about 45 minutes. Whelchel truck Manny Esquerra was driving at Richard and Jason Voss, who'd shared Ford truck. Mike Julson ran fifth in place it was Josh Baldwin in his new then had a flat on the second lap. But Parker when he had his heart attack. the driving in their Ford, had also hisJimco. Ford. This was its second race. He said Huffman's lap was good. They were 11 Rubio said it had been "kinda hard to shared the flats, with two each. But They headed out into the wind and he drove faster than he ever had, and minutes out of seventh. In ninth it was come out" Rubio was the final finisher that was all the trouble they had, and dust of that last lap, and when they had really liked the course. He was 14 PeteSohren, who'd been leading at the in the class; his timewasS:46:52. theyweresecond, six minutes behind came back it was Will Staats with the minutes behind Julson. Steve Olliges end of Lap 2. And then he'd led much The Protrucks were next off the line the winning truck. In third it was win. He'd had a flat,andsaidhe'dbeen and John Swift were sixth, reporting a of the way through Lap 3, until he with 12 starters. On the firstlap the Levinson, who said he was "plagued "havin' a heart attack tryin' to change lost driveline about 20 miles before the broke a third member. The Bestln The lead belonged to Ryan Staats in his with flats", and he'd also lost a shock it", because he knewthatSohren was finish. Swift said the day had been per- Desert took a replacement out to him, Ford, with just a minute on Rob hose. He was six minutes out of sec-closesomewhereandhewasafraid he'd feet 'til then, but they'd had a vibra-but it took an hour and a half to make Reinertson in his Ford. In third it was ond. In fourth it was Dave Mason lost his lead. But he held on and took tionand then he'dcaughtairand "spit the switch. Said Pete, "It would have Alan Levinson, another three minutes who'd put his truck on its side, and it first place by five minutes. Rick D. it right out." Itdidsomedamageon its been a big win for us - now it's a big back. All but one Protruck had made just happened thatCameronSteelewas Johnson was second, saying his "truck way, so he drove more gingerly on the heartache." the first lap. nearby, and helped him get it back on is gettin' good." Each race it seems to way to the finish line. Chris Robinson Tenth place went to Scott Kincaid Two more fell out on Lap 2, and its wheels. It cost him 10orl2 minutes. improve a bit. This time he had what was seventh in his CST and said he'd and Jeff Quinn who had one flat each now the lead was a three-way tie be-Then he said he spent another six or he called a "little jack issue", which been "probably going faster than I on their Porter, and lost a plug wire. tween Staats, Levinson and Reinertson, seven minutes in the pits for a fix. He meant that the jackdidn'twork, and it should be", and had knocked a tire off Quinn said that compared to other and they were five minutes ahead of was five minutes behind Levinson. In took eight minutes to change a flat. and got stuck. That cost him about ten Primm events he didn't think it was so the next truck. But Reinertson pulled fifth place it was Aaron Guthrie and Otherwise his day was flawless. Two minutes, but other than that the truck rough. In 11th it was Brandon McNeil, into a scant lead on the third lap, and Dana Sharp, another 24 minutes back, &-SPEC CIRCUl.All COMECTIIIS .QUICK CONNECT THREADED DESIGN ·Al.SO CIIECI( OUT M MOLDED tlEAT SHRINK BOOTS fOR TIE PIIOfESS1GNAl. TOUCll! ·-• -~ -X-BftJJE LED LIGHTING Page 16 -AYAH.ABLE IN 1 IHCH AND 11/16" DIAMETERS -COME IN YOUR CHOICE Of RED, Bltl£, AMBER, OR GREEN June 2008 Dusty Times

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Greg Foutz drove his Fabtech Ford to a third place finish in the Class 8100 race, seen here pourin' on the power. Heidi Steele, Ford, had some problems to hinder her progress but she still collected a third place finish in Class 7100. Gale Pike, who has been racing for 40 years, took a third place finish in Class 4100 at Primm, seen here hustlin' their Ford to the finish. and in sixth, Bill Driggs and Brad Wilkinson in a Ford. They'd had one flat, and no other problems. Seventh went to Jason Horsley and Steve Kovach. They said they "just had some flats, durn it!" Jason Jernigan had his Ford in eighth, and he was the last fin-isher in the class, with a time of 6:52:21. Class 8 was next to go, with ten start-ers. Curt LeDuc, who was driving his Ford all the way this weekend, had the early lead, about seven minutes up on Mark Beeler in another Ford. In third it was Joe Patelli, and Mike Kellogg and John, Chad and Shane Woodruff were fourth, about 19 minutes further back. On the second lap LeDuc built his lead to 14 minutes, and it was still Beeler in second place. Kellogg and the Woo-d ruffs were now third, over an hour down, and Patelli was 20 minutes be-hind him. All the others had dropped out. At the finish it was LeDuc who'd dropped a cylinder late in the day, so he'd taken it easy on the final lap. He said the "course got really square edged", and declared he'd had a great day. His sons, Kyle and Todd, who usu-ally drive with him, were too busy ready-ing for the CORR season to take the weekend off and go desert racing. Beeler said his day had been "flawless -no issues, no almost crashes", and he fin-ished 19 minutes behind LeDuc. In third it was Patelli, over two hours later, and Kellogg and the Woodruffs were fourth and last, about 40 minutes fur-ther. Class 1000 was next with 19 start-ers. At the end of Lap 1 the lead be-longed to Steven Eugenio in a Jimco, and he had eight minutes on James Hodgson, who'd come down from Canada to race. Third belonged to Ken Tapert and Gary Stairs in their Tatum and there was a tie for fifth between the Jimenez brothers in their Metalworx car and the team of Steve Brown and Randy Knutson. Eugenio got out and put Kyle Conlon in to do the second half, and they still led at the end of the second lap, even though they'd had a flat. They had a five minute lead. Hodgson was still second, and now Brown and Knutson had moved into third place, with Tapert and Stairs in fourth, three minutes behind them, and Mike Lawrence fifth in his Lothringer. On the first lap he'd lost his spare and the Gavin Skilton had it all his way, he drove his Jeep to an easy win in the Class 4700 race, he's seen here headin' for the flag. ratchet strap for holding it down, and on the second lap his shifter got clogged up so he was stuck in second gear for a lap. He also lost his right front brake, so pinched it off, and everything worked fine after that. Conlon and Eugenio had a clean race and took the win by 14 minutes. Hodgson, who'd broken two rear lim-iter straps, just went on and finished without them. Basically all he had to say was that he was "happy to be out of the snow." In third, eight minutes later it was Brown and Knutson who said they'd had no problems, "just the wind." Fourth went to Lawrence, about six minutes later, and in fifth it was Bryan Folks and Matt Loiodice in a Jimco. Their time was 6:33:08, and they were the last finishers in the class. Class 7200 went next, with 19 start-ers. At the end of the first lap the lead belonged to Jason Ruane in his Ford, and he had four minutes on Jonathan Swift and Andy Waters in their Ford. Bartt Yochheim was third in his Ford, and in fourth it was Joe Stone and Randy Sorenson in another Ford. Barry Karakas ran fifth in his Toyota. Three trucks failed to finish the first lap. On the second lap Ruane held his lead, and was now five minutes up on Swift and Waters. Then it was 13 min-utes back to Stone and Sorenson, who were on the same minute with Richard Blunk and Larry Trim in still another Ford. Shawn Giordano ran fifth in It was a nice win for Trent Beaver, he drove the Ford pickup to the Class 1800 win, he's seen here headin' for home. Ray Griffith took the Class 1700 win at BITD Terrible's, he had seven minutes in hand when he took the checkers. his Toyota. Another five trucks had dropped out of the race. The Swift/Water team carried on steadily i:o take the win, while Ruane dropped way back. Stone and Sorenson, overheating seriously, fin-ished second, nearly 20 minutes after the first place truck. In third, just a little over a minute behind them, it was Giordano, who said he'd had "no trouble, no flats, but no horsepower." Seven minutes later Blunk and Trim finished, driving slowly at the end be-cause they knew their driveshaft was dented and they wanted to finish. This was their first finish since the Parker race in 2007. Ross Savage finished fifth in his Ford, and he said, "The pre-run was smooth!" In sixth it was David Binns, in a Ford, and Ruane finished last, an hour and a half behind the winning truck after having trouble in the last section of the last lap. He was the last finisher in the class. The wind and dust had everybody worn out by the time the race ended. BITD had used a huge water truck, but the Nevada desert had got the best of it in the end. The next event for the Best In The Desert is the Vegas to Reno race, a point-to-point run from Pahrump to almo.5t Reno. It's always an exciting and demanding race, with a varied and well-liked course. It's due to take off on Au-gust 22nd, and includes bikes and quads as well as all the car and truck cl~. ~=';mt:: The Class 3700 win went to John Krellwitz, in fact, he was the only finisher in the class, seen here at takeoff. It was close, but it was a second place finish for Brandon Schueler, Perry Coan gave it everything he had but had to settle for the The Standage clan had a decent day, they drove their Jeep to a he was 63 seconds behind the winner in his Polaris. silver medal in Class 1700, he's seen here chewing up the course. bronze medal in Class 1700, they're seen here nicely airborne. Dusty Times June 2008 Page 17

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I.AJ'2C: 211"' RALLY AIIG■NTINA Laell/Cltraen conquer Argentina Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took home all the marbles in Argentina, they're seen here in their Citroen C4. Citroen's World Champion driver, Sebastien Loeb, allowed his Ford and Subaru rivals to make· the running while he paced himself in horrendously muddy and rocky conditions to take his 39th career victory, his fourth successive win in Argentina. Like last year, he took over the lead from the initial leader Mikko Hirvonen, "I was fortunate that when Mikko retired I had a comfortable advantage, because I would never have liked to push bard in these conditions". The sudden arrival of rains after the long sum-mer months left their mark on the cars, many suffering broken suspen-sions as a result, despite a promising start. Three Citroens finished in the top four, and until the final morn-ing it seemed that Subaru would gain an encouraging 2-3 finish, but Petter Solberg retired with electrical troubles with two stages to go. Twenty-three year old privateer Conrad Rautenbach in a privately run Citroen finished fourth while the Red Bull protege Mitsubishi driver, Andreas Aigner, won the Group N and PCWRC categories after a promising early effort by the new Subaru cars came to frustrat-ing doom. Rally Argentina, the fourth round of the 2008 World Rally Championship and the second (suc-cessive) long-haul event in the sea-son, attracted all six FIA registered teams plus an all-time record 25 FIA Production Car Championship driv-ers. As usual the Argentine event was based at the lakeside resort town of Villa Carlos Paz. The main changes in this year's event were that the su-perspecial stage in Buenos Aires was abandoned and the ceremonial start was held at nearby Cordoba City. This year there were no stadium stages, but there were stages at a newly constructed superspecial course close to the Cordoba sta-dium. The ceremonial start was held at a new location outside the Paseo tlel Buen Pastor, which in previous days was used as a prison for female criminals ... Other novelties were an all-tarmac surface for the Service Park, which was still adjacent to the Portal del Lago Hotel. With contin-ued uncertainty about the weather, the organisers ordered that part of a stage to be run twice on the sec-ond day would be spectator-free, as a fire precaution within a woody re-gion, in case the summertime stretched into the rally. It was the first time the event had been held at this calendar date, some six weeks earlier than previously and statisti-cally the variability of the weather could be huge. BP Ford Abu Dhabi and Citroen Total teams arrived with brand new cars while the other teams were run-ning cars used previously this year. The Stobart and Munchi's team line-ups had changed. This time the Munchi's team patron Luis Perez Companc returned to the driving seat to drive car number 10, so Henning Solberg's orange coloured adhesive stickers were instead placed on car number 8, the second Stobart car. This meant that Mat-thew Wilson reverted to Stobart's "free spirit" driver. As in Mexico, privateer Citroen driver Conrad Rautenbach was the only non-offi-cial entry in a C4 while his Estonian colleague Urmo Aava stayed in Eu-rope. It was four weeks since Corona Rally Mexico was held and rally cars which had previously been used there had been back to base while the teams' other equipment was shipped down the Pacific Coast to Chile and then taken by land con-voys over the Andes to Villa Carlos Paz. Pre-rally stories included an ac-cident for Companc when he crashed an '07 version Focus in Greystoke forest in Britain during a familiarisation test. There was also the extraordinary news of the Red Bull energy drink sponsorship for the Citroen team. It was Citroen Sport's biggest non-motoring com-mercial arrangement, but it was the French company's publicity for a product banned in France which raised e ebrows. Jari Ketomaa and Miika Teiskonen, Subaru lmpreza, finished third in PCWRC in Argentina, they now lead in points for the series in their class. The first rains of the autumn sea-son descended on Villa Carlos Paz during Shakedown and the track got progressively muddier and more slip-pery with every passing car, so times were not particularly representative, although Petter Solberg was credited with fastest time, 0.4 second faster than Sebastien Loeb. This immedi-ately opened up another debate. The pre-season plan was that Pirelli' s control tyres would be for hard-compound versions of the gravel Scorpion tyre, fine for dry condi-tions but would it be satisfactory in the wet? At least hard tyres in the wet were better than soft tyres in the dry and every driver faced the same difficulties. The difficult for drivers was that this year's rules also state that treat patterns could not be cut, as in previous times, to make them more suitable for wet conditions. There was one moment of fun on the Thursday morning, Some years after he was last invited to meet the rally but chose instead to lock him-self in his hotel room, footballing legend Diego Maradona came out to meet the drivers this year and was driven round a stage by Sebastien Loeb. Technical changes were few. Ford learned from Jari-Matti Latvala's turbo pipe problem in Mexico and had strengthened pieces while Suzuki's cars were fitted with revised head gaskets. Argentine was the second round of the FIA's Production Car world championship, and continues to be a favourite for PCWRC crews as 23 of the 28 regular drivers registered for this series elected to compete here. In addition the organisers nominated two Guest drivers, Tango team driver Marcos Ligato and Sebastien Beltran driving for the YRS team run by the Munchi's driver Villagra, both in Mitsubishis, a total of 25. This was quite an ex-ceptional entry, beating the previ-ous record of 23 PCWRC crews which started in Argentina last year. Following the homologation of the spherical bearing suspension item and continued work with engine mapping, there was new promise for Subaru's 2008 version "N 14" Group N cars, which had suffered problems on previous recent world rally championship events. Six of these cars started, four in the hands of PCWRC competitors and two prepared by Barattero, for privateer entries from Argentine's Gabriel Pozzo and Claudio Menzi. A seventh N 14, that of the Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi, did not make the start fol-lowing a heavy crash at the Shake-down. Of the 23 regular PCWRC drivers this was the first appearance this year for ten of them, and the first ever appearance in the series for the 17 year old Russian Evgeny Novikov, the youngest driver ever in the series. There was a new world championship co-driver for the three WRC rallies which Travis Pastrana was competing, 51 year old Derek Ringer who won eight World rallies with the late Colin McRae. The Thursday before the rally started was a chance for the crews to catch their breath. They had been on the road for some 14 hours and covered about 800km in their r~cce work on the Wednesday. Shake-down was on Thursday morning and then in the evening the excitement was immense as the 56 cars crossed the ramp at the well controlled cer-emonial start in downtown Cordoba. But then it all boiled over. The cars were directed out of town to where they could be put on to trailers to be taken to the service park in Villa Carlos Paz ready for the dawn start on Friday. The crowds on the route taken by the rally cars to reach their trailers, how-ever, completely exceeded anything the police had expected and the driv-ers had to force their way through the throngs. Spectators were thrown on to the cars by the crush and even jumped on to the passing cars to escape. Ford's team chief Malcolm Wilson said he had never seen anything like it. "The damage was immense. Rally cars are not de-signed to be driven at one mile an hour and forever stopping,. Of our seven cars four had completely de-stroyed clutches and the other three had to have damaged clutches re-placed. I am worried if the heat gen-erated also damaged other parts of the cars as well." Day 1 9 Stages, gravel, 150.86kms. The drama, however, had barely Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot drove their Subaru lmpreza to a second place finish, seen here just getting airborne out of the aqua. A fifth overall finish went to Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, seen here in their Ford Focus RS high in the air. begun as cars arrived at the start of the first stage, the 18km section from La Cumbre ("the clouds") to Agua de Oro ("golden water"). The clouds were at road level, visibility was a matter of metres and water was lying everywhere. This was the moment when first driver on the road Mikko Hirvonen put the hor-rors of Mexico firmly behind him Page 18 June 2008 Dusty Times

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I - ---· Per-Gunnar Andersson and Jonas Andersson, Suzuki Swfft, finished Petter Solberg and Philip Mills were out of the rally with electrical way back in 24,,. place, but it wasn't for a lack of trying, as seen here. problems, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. Toni Gardemeister and Tomi Tuominen were out of the rally early on with power steering problems, seen here in their Suzuki SX4. and shot into an incredible 48.1 sec-onds lead in front of his teammate Jari-Matti Latvala, with Sebastien Loeb another 2.6 seconds further back. Hirvonen, "We really went for it but we had no idea how our pace compared with the other drivers. We were either going to be one minute faster than everyone else or one minute slower." Latvala then went off the road on the second stage and lost over nine minutes. "About a kilometre after the start of Stage 2 I came to a flat left corner that tight-ened and I hit the bank. The car bounced across the road and we rolled off the track at the next cor-ner which was a right-hander. The car landed with the co-driver's side up against a small tree. Spectators helped us move the car off the tree and rolled it back onto its wheels, we then found a small road that led back to the stage." The damage wasn't big, just a cracked windscreen and some bodywork damage. Malcolm Wilson took one look at the damage and came to the conclu-sion that the spectators had pushed the car onto the roof and back on to the wheels to extricate the car. The bad weather stopped the of-ficial communications plane from taking off, so people on the ground could only wonder what was going on as drivers escaped from the first two stages with horror stories to tell. Galli: "You just could not see any-thing in front of the bonnet." Henning Solberg: "I lost over two minutes on that stage, I just don't know how to drive in those condi-tions." Atkinson: "I am not sur-prised at Hirvonen's time, condi-tions were getting worse with every passing car." Companc: "I went off five times during the first two stages." Loeb" "l spun at a hairpin." Wil-son: "The standing water was ter-rible." Suzuki had other problems. Andersson came to a stop on the road section up to Stage 1, because a sensor failed and he stopped for the day while Gardemeister had a broken exhaust. Conrad Rautenbach said he struggled to get confidence. Then came the next two stages, completely dry, nice weather! Latvala set off again but then dam-aged the right rear suspension aad limped back to service. Petter Solberg reported that the usual trac-tion troubles had started to recur, but Subarus were solidly lying third and fourth in front of Gianluigi Galli and Dani Sordo. If Stage 1 had not been dramatic enough Stage 5, the first stage of the after-noon, saw even more! Eight kilometres from the end of Stage 5 Hirvonen's run ended. "I hit a big rock in the left corner with the wheel on full lock and the impact broke the bolts in the track control arm. The rock was in a rut and became exposed after the first pass through the stage, so it's not something I would have had in my pace notes." Guess who was in front once again? Dusty Times "I prefer not to lead the rally like this. I prefer to win after a fight!" Loeb said graciously. Then no sooner had this news arrived than Henning Solberg stopped with front suspension damage as well. Latvala, who had dropped to 30th place on Stage 2, was on a charge. He climbed from 21st to 15th in one stage, de-spite a spin. Sordo got in front of Galli and Rautenbach into the top ten. Atkinson and Petter Solberg moved up. The Australian said the stage, which was a re-run of Stage 2, was incredibly rough, "Five or six times the steering wheel snatched out of my hands", while his Norwegian teammate said a front shock ab-sorber failed. Sordo was fourth in front of Galli, who was impressed with the toughness of the tyres but incurred a 20 second penalty leav-ing service late. "You can hit rocks and break a wheel but still the tyres hold their air." Wilson found a very large stone on his right and elected to hit it full-on rather than risk go-ing off. "The impact shot the car on to two wheels and left us with a bad vibration." Nevertheless, Wilson was now up to eighth, into the Drivers' championship points zone. Galli dropped back behind Sordo when he was two minutes late leaving ser-vice, having the suspension on his Focus repaired. Despite blockades on major roads caused by social pro-testers, the spectators were unde-terred. Villagra said, "Sometimes you just cannot see the roads be-cause of the number of spectators." Stages 6 and 7 were repeats of Stage 3 and 4, but again the dry condi-tions were quite different to those on the other side of the valley. Loeb said it was a little strange having to clean the surfaces. The remaining Solberg was getting really unhappy, "The car is now getting really hard to drive." The final orthodox stage of the day, Stage 8, was a repeat of Stage 1 and this cued the loss of both Gardemeister and Companc. Loeb increased his lead from 51.0 seconds to 92.2 seconds, Atkinson spun twice, Galli repassed Sordo into fourth, Lacvala jumped up to eighth then on the final stage the top Group N car got up to tenth overall. Companc slid off the road on Stage 8 and he stopped for the rest of the day, waiting for his car to be recov-ered. The final stage of the day was the first run over the newly built su-perspecial outside the Cordoba sta-dium. Sordo was running ninth car on the road and found this diffi-cult, "All the time we are having to drive in the ruts created by the cars running ahead." Sordo then lost time at the end of the day with power steering problems. Gardemeister dis-appeared on the final orthodox stage of the day when he hit a rock ten kilometres in to Stage 8, the im-pact broke the front suspension. In PCWRC, Toshi Arai shot in to the lead but six kilometres in to Stage 2 he bent the steering. He had a spare steering arm but not the cor-rect spanner to replace it so he car-ried on until the steering was bent so badly the car ground to a stop in a stage for the rest of the day. By brute force he was able to remove the piece but it all took a quarter of an hour before he could set off again. Andreas Aigner was safe in the lead while again the horror sto-ries were heard. Travis Pastrana went off the road on Stage 1 and lost seven minutes. Derek Ringer (well experienced in upside down rallying) explained it was a very lazy roll, but the damage broke a driveshaft and damaged the brake pipes to two of the four wheels. Simone Campedelli was third quickest on Stage 1 then went off the road. Gianluca Linari lasted only 800 metres of the first stage before going off. Mirco Baldacci was fourth on Stage 1 then bent the steering on Stage 2. The steering arm then broke on the next stage and he went off the road. The car was too damaged to continue and he retired from the event. Non-championship driver Pozzo lost a wheel. Subhan Aksa retired when he went off the road,. So at the mid-day service Guest driver Marcos Ligato was second in front of Fumio Nutahara and the other Guest driver Sebastian Beltran, while Nasser Al Attiyah survived trouble with his Evo was fifth. Aigner's Red Bull teammate Bernardo Sousa had a puncture and a couple of spins and finished the morning stages in fourth place. Ketomaa struggled on, unhappy with the set-up of his Subaru and his inexperience of the event, but when Al Attiyah came out of Stage 7 with an overheating en-gine, it looked like the Finn was about to become the top Subaru driver. This.was truly Mitsubishi's day though Martin Prokop stopped and retired for the day and Marcos Ligato had a suspension problem. Aigner had a lead of over a minute, in front of Nutahara who in the morning had a bent shock absorber, then in the afternoon had more shock absorber trouble and found the car difficult to handle on the faster roads. Rauam had suspension problems and Pastrana went miss-ing with suspension failure. Beltran moved up to third at the expense of Nutahara and despite overheating problems. Al Attiyah passed Sousa in to fifth, best Subaru. Patrik Sandell lost a minute and dropped back to 12th. Prokop stopped when a wheel parted company from the car • on a straight stretch of road. Novikov had a lot of problems with the car. He deliberately missed the final stage in order to give his me-chanics more time to try to sort out a lot of engine problems. The Jor-danian driver, Farrah, spent time learning the different colours of the mud, to discover the grip available. "A desert man like me is not used to mud!" Spyros Pavlides had a bro-ken suspension link. June 2008 Day 2 9 Stages, gravel, 154.38kms. Overnight, Munchi's had lost Companc after difficulties to collect his car. Rain coming down from the hills had caused a water crossing to become much deeper and specta-tors' vehicles got hopelessly stuck there. Companc' s car did not arrive back at the service park until 0500 which meant it was too late to be eligible to restart on Day 2. It sounded a little like being defeated by the popularity in his own coun-try which his Munchi's team had helped to create! Saturday was the fastest part of the event, with few of the sharp hairpins which characterised the mountain stages of the first day. Here the stages were faster though this year they seemed to be rougher than in the past. It was a big day, 155km of stages and a total of 708. 72km to cover dur-ing the day. On the first stage (Stage 10) Petter Solberg got ahead of team-mate Chris Atkinson into second place, the Australian being very cau-tious in what he was saying. "Yes, a small issue we know about", he ex-plained but said no more. Federico Villagre had a problem when his "The Original" Fo/dable Land Anchor Leaming to Weld For trail repairs & AHC. MIG & JIG 'Featuring the Premier Power Welde,. Hosted by a welding teachar & Rick Russell ftar .. ,rn accelerator stuck on the floor (the same problem Matthew Wilson had with this particular car in Sweden). He had to tape his foot to the pedal so he could operate it. Matthew Wilson had a lot of smoke escaping from the car, "Maybe it is something from the transmission tunnel be-cause the tunnel was extremely hot and burning my leg." Gardemeister had transmission problems, the car stuck in rear-wheel drive. Then more trouble affected Latvala, "We im-pacted the sumpguard heavily on Stage 10 and found this broke the cable to the starter motor. At the start of the next stage we could not start the engine and 25 minutes were lost before being able to set off." Fifteen minutes is the legal limit, so although he carried on he was officially out of the day's activities. He had in stage times risen to eighth place overall, in the points zone for both world titles, but his loss cost Ford two points. Hirvonen and Andersson were back in action but well away from taking good results, but were determined to gain as much experience as possible. Hirvonen admitted that he had no fighting Continued next page DON'T GET STUCK WITHOUT THEM! 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Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti were the bronze medal winners in Evgeny Novikov and Dimitri Chumak, both Russian, withdrew To the victors, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena celebrate their Argentina, they're seen here in their Citroen C4. from the rally on the TCJh stage, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. _w_in_a~t~th_e_2~8-"'~R_a_ll-"-y_A,..._,,rg'--e_n_ti_na_. ___ ~-~~~----spirit, bu twas hoping to gain a cham- ( 1 m20s penalty) leaving service. Villagra were now the only Ford Farrah both complained at how dif- suspension failure. Gardemeister got pionship point. Galli came to the Then came news that Villagra had drivers still mobile out of the seven ficult it was to judge the grip. Every-through the first stage despite power end of the first stage with smoke lost nine minutes on Stage 15 with that started. As the day progressed one said the water levels in the cross- steering trouble but then suffered pouring out of the car. To the smoke in the cockpit from the burn- Hirvonencame into view, from 25th ings were much higher than during more hydraulic problems and re-driver's dismay fireman doused the ing exhaust and going carefully overnight, to 15th after Stage 14 and the recce. Prokop was competing tired on the main road before the inside of the car with foam and he through the stage. The private C4 was then eighth within two more again, unhappy on the stages in the penultimate stage because there was headed off in the hope of reaching of youngster Conrad Rautenbach stages. south as he had been ill during recce no point in carrying on. He had no service. Loeb eased his pace, "I don't was up to sixth. Also in trouble for In PCWRC, 24 drivers restarted, in this area. Campedelli stopped for power steering and other things were have to take any risks at all." Twice the second time in as many days was everyone except Baldacci. Novikov about three minutes after a water not working in the car. Villagra in the morning the Subarus made P.O. Andersson, reported to have restarted but then immediately with- crossing. Pavlides had power steer- leaped ahead of Aigner and climbed first and second best times. There stopped for the day with suspension drew so that hi mechanics could ing failure. Pastrana was full of en- to sixth, while Galli, who started the was worse to come for Ford. Galli's damage. Petter Solberg was starting have even more time to sort out the ergy again, "This has been a really day in 11th place after suffering his Stobart Focus was not repairable to be happier for the first time and problems. Ligato retired with oil successful trip for me ... even if the penalties for missed stages, was up at the midday service. The heat from on Stage 14 took ten seconds off his pouring out from under the car. results are crap!" Aksa was losing to eighth after Stage 19 and seventh the damaged exhaust had caused a teammate Atkinson and then an- Beltran was up to second in the cat- power after water entered the en- after 20. Latvala started the day in lot of damage to the wiring system. other eight. Atkinson ruefully admit- egory, tenth overall, though suffer- gine. The Hungarian Gabor Mayer 15th and was unable to improve on Meanwhile another driver who ted team orders demanded they fin- ing with an overheating engine. Al was slowed by a broken steering arm. his position on the two long stages elected to engage in SupeRally activ- ished 1-2. "I backed off a bit, not in Attiyah passed N utahara and then Bacco retired after a heavy landing and finished seventh manufacturer ity was Henning Solberg. He ex-my character." Gardemeister lost his the Japanese damaged the rear sus- which dislocated the battery and and gained two points. So despite plained that this morning was im-hydraulics, meaning no auto pension near the end of Stage 13. caused the electrical cable to break. all their problems both BP Ford portant in order to perfect the gearshifting or power steering, and Sousa dropped from sixth to eighth Sousa and Aksakov both stopped cars, like the Citroens, were in the pacenotes, but that this car was was struggling. Then more Ford sor-when his engine stopped in a water with broken: gearboxes and Linari points. One finisher each for the scheduled to compete in Jordan and row. Wilson stopped on Stage 15 crossing. Aigner maintained a lead withdrew, Mitsubishi's stranglehold Stobart, Munchi' s and Suzuki he did not want to do any more dam- with damaged suspension and spec-of between 100-110 seconds. Sandell on the PCWRC was easing. They teams, all quite surprising in view of age to it than necessary. Three Fords ta tors swarmed down the stage to made a couple of best times and was had five cars in the points compared the torrid conditions. Sebastien was had now disappeared! Matthew see if they could help, blocking the up to eighth, but then his hand brake with two Subarus (Toshi Arai's N 14 happy to be able to take things care-Wilson was up to fifth and the best road for the following car of Aigner failed again and he had to reverse car was third and Ketomaa's N12 fully, upset only that the rules did Ford, despite losing eight minutes for 20 seconds or so. Hirvonen and round a hairpin. Rau am and fifth) and one Peugeot. But taking not allow tread cutting, "It would 28th Rally Argentina 2008 round 4 PCWRC round 2 (RA) Villa Carlos Paz-Cordoba WC points PC l (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC 883EHK78 (F) 4h.05m.48.6s. 10 10 2 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B JT56SRT (GB) 4h.08m.21.8s. 8 8 28/30.03.2008 WCR WR WD Citroen C4 WRC Subaru Impreza WRC 3 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E 4h.09m.53.3s. 6 6 Citroen C4 WRC 886EHK78 (F) 4 (17) 733DYN78 (F) 5 (3) EU07SUA (GB) 6 (9) RS WRC 7 (7) RS WRC 8 (41) Evo IX 9 Evo IX 10 PCWRC 11 Evo IX 12 Evo IX 13 Evo IX 14 Evo IX 15 RS 18 Evo IX 19 PCWRC (60) PCWRC (46) DM660RG (56) PCWRC (57) PCWRC (38) PCWRC (33) PCWRC (4) WRC (42) PCWRC (49) Lancer Evo IX 20 PCWRC 21 Conrad Rautenbach/David senior ZW/GB 5 Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN 4h.31m.03.9s. (5) 5 4 Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez Companc EU07STX (GB) 4h.33m.30.6s. 4 Gianluigi GALLI/Giovanni Bernacchini lES (GB) 4h.33m.40.4s. (5) Andreas Aigner/Klaus Wicha A/D KI946BY (I) 4h.34m.47.9s. + Sebastian Beltran/Ricardo Rojas RA/RCH CED151 ( RA) 4h. 35m. 53. 5s. Jari Ketomaa/Miika Teiskonen FIN (II 4h.37m.41.2s. Fumio Nutahara/Daniel Barritt J/GB KNY301HO8590 (J) 4h.38m.47.0s. Martin Rauam/Silver Kutt EE DF703TL (I) 4h.44m.16.0s. Amjad Farrah/Nicola Arena HKJ/I FLM961 (RA) 4h.53m.04.4s. Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ 2J85056 (CZ) 4h.53m.07.8s.(3) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila EU07STZ (GB) 4h.55m.0l.8s. (5) Bernardo Sousa/Carlos Magalhaes P KI961BV (A) 5h.13m.02.4s. (6) Simone Campedelli/Danilo Fappani PCWRC CZ097YH (I) 5h.14m.10.0s. (7) Gabor Mayer/Robert Tagai H (GB) Sh.14m.31.4s. Spyros Pavlides/Denis Giraudet CY/F (GB) 5h.15m.58.6s. Citroen C4 WRC Ford Focus RS WRC RA 3 I 3 Ford Focus Ford Focus 2 Mitsubishi Lancer 1 10 Mitsubishi Lancer 8 Subaru Impreza N12 6 Mitsubishi Lancer 5 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 Mitsubishi Lancer 3 Mitsubishi Lancer FIN 2 2 Ford Focus Mitsubishi Lancer 1 I Mitsubishi Subaru Impreza N12 Subaru Impreza Nl4 PCWRC 22 (44) OU07JVV (37) OU57GDV (48) Evgeniy Akasakov/Alexandre Kornilov ROS/EE Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC DM246AN (I) 5h.17m.23.6s. (7) 23 (47) Giorgio Bacco/Silvio Stefaneli I Subaru Impreza Nll PCWRC CW338AL (I) 5h.18m.13.7s. (6) 24 (12) Per-Gunnar ANDERSSON/Jonas Andersson s Suzuki SX4 WRC TKN301TA4538 (J) 5h.18m.21.5s. (14) 1 25 (45) Andrej Jereb/Miran Kacin SLO Subaru Impreza N12 PCWRC BS386RX (I) (7) 26 (51) Subhan Aksa/Hendrik Mboi RI Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC 290KW (NZ) 5h.27m.26.0s. (9) 56 (23 PCWRC) starters. 31 (15 PCWRC) finishers. +PCWRC/GROUP N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages Page 20 June 2008 Group N as a while Subarus had cost nothing to allow this, and it been fastest on eight of the 13 stages would make things a lot safer, even so far, thanks to one best time by a single cut per tyre." His teammate Claudio Menzi and two by Gabriel Sordo was delighted to be third, Pozzo, both also in N 14s. Al Attiyah making up for his moment of mad-started the afternoon around a half ness in Mexico.Twenty-three year old minute behind Beltran but two Zimbabwe Conrad Rautenbach, stages later he was one second ahead. and first privateer finisher, found it Ketomaa progressed steadily, his car difficult to take his achievement in performing better. Pastrana, whose after all his recent disasters on other exploits and visible enthusiasm were events, "I really couldn't have driven enthralling the local fans, stopped any slower, but it paid off." As the on Stage 16 with a broken steering rally headed off to the final stages arm. After a miserable day Arai the PCWRC cars of Novikov and stopped again, this time with a bro- Arai were withdrawn. The young ken rear damper. Russian's team felt the problems of Day 3 their engine were incapable of being 3 Stages, gravel, 42.67kms. sorted out in Argentina, and Arai The final day was one which un- was too far away from the points to der this year's rules everyone had to carry on. Aigner drove sensibly to complete to be classified. It was also the finish to win. Seventh placed the shortest with a total of just three Peugeot driver Sandell stopped at the stages. The first two stages run in the start of Stage 19 with engine prob-hills to the west of Villa Carlo Paz !ems and the battle for second place towards Mina Clavero, are tradi- now ended when Al Attiyah stopped tionally the roughest of them all. on the road section before the Perhaps fortunately, they were to be penultimate stage with engine failure, covered only once ... The event fin- ending the battle for second place in ished with a two-at-a-time special the hands of Beltran. Marrini stage outside the Cordoba stadium (Mitsubishi) withdrew and in third and finally the muddy, rocky, hor- place was Ketomaa in an old lmpreza. ror show would be over for another Fourth was Nutahara in front of year. The conditions were horren- Rauam, who was struggling with an dous again for the final day. Was overheating engine and desert man Loeb on line to score a fourth sue- Farrah was sixth. Pastrana limped cessivewin here inArgentina?Would onwards with his suspension dam-Atkinson score his third podium aged but then on the road section to result in four events? The answers the final superspecial he retired, so were confirmed quickly. The first the once proud Subaru armada was shock of the day was news that Petter sadly absent at the finish. Subaru Solberg had stopped on the first Group N fortunes took a tumble af-stage ( 19) with some form of electri- ter their buoyant feelings the day be-cal problem. Petter's retirement fore, with seven of the top eight cars meant Sordo was up to third and heading to the finish being Rautenbach an amazing fourth. Mitsubishis. With local drivers Then Henning Solberg also stopped Gabriel Pozzo and Claudio Menzi in the first stage with suspension fail-having retired earlier with rear sus-ure. Both Solberg brothers now out. pension damage, only one of the seven Then Wilson had firstly a puncture N 14 cars was classified, that of and lost his brakes then he stopped Pavlides who finished 11th in the on the penultimate stage with front PCWRC. ' lAfc!!!C Dusty Times

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MJl..,~,,=~ BALLS OUT 250 Rick Brabec overalls BY STEVE RUDDJCK PHOTOS: TRACKSJDE PHOTO It was a great race for Rick Brabec, he took the Class 1 win with ease and he was the first overall winner as well. The Class 10 win went to lee Perfect, he was the third overall finisher as well, he's seen here just at takeoff. It is still officially winter in the tween. The race was staged in two margin-of-victory ahead of the sec-northern hemisphere, and in the heats: Classes 3, 5/16, 9, 7s, 8, 17, ond place winner -Aikiko Hayata. Mojave Desert of southern Califor- 1450 and 11 started at 8 a.m., and Hayata got #570 to the finish line nia in Barstow -for the 2008 ran for 3.5 hours of Balls Out rac- in 3:46:28 at 32.0-mph for the sec-M.O.R.E. Balls Out 250 off road ing. The second heat started at 12 ond place win. Hayata drove some race. Race day is mostly bright and noon and included Classes 1, 10, consistent lap times, but just Taking the 1600 Class win easily, Lorenzo Rodriguez was the second overall finisher as well, seen here at speed. sunny skies with a few scattered 12, 5, 1600, 1300, 1400, 8 and couldn't keep up with Yolks' speed. called 'Pretty**** close!' -in hi-tech clouds. It is 50 F. There is an offi-7U. This group ran for four hours Dennis Dunn completed five laps race lingo. It was exciting to watch cial Wind Advisory in effect, with of Balls Out racing. Whoever did in 3: 17:45 at 30.5-mph for the third and see, too. Hunsaker did six laps wind gusts up to 45-mph. Beau ti- the mostest the fastest, won. It was place win, in #557. Steve Patton also in 3:35:51 at 33.5-mph. McDonald ful Barstow racing weather! Maybe fun. It was brutal. It was Barstow - got five laps done in #551 to win was right behind in 3:36: 13 at if you're a die-hard race fan like in the wintertime -in the Mojave. the fourth place pr_ize; at 28.3-mph 33.5-mph. McDonald had very me, and the XXX racers who en-GROUP 1 in 3:32:47. Curtis Valenzuela got consistentlaptimesuntilaslowl..ap tered. It was a rather windy and CLASS 5/16: four laps of fun in to finish in fifth 4 put him down by about 13 min-blustery day, and fun for all. Seven entries. The front winners place, in #555. Valenzuela did it in utes. McDonald got it fixed and The 2008 M.O.R.E. Balls Out completed six laps. First place in 3:44:32 at 21.5-mph. flew for the finish line, but couldn't 250 at Barstow, CA was on a class went to Tom Yolks in car #553. CLASS 9: make up the time. It was still good 'short' 20 mile course; twenty-one Yolks completed six laps in 3:20:13 Fifteen entries. The front win-for second place, and mucho major course changes on the OPS, at an average speed of 36.1-mph. ners completed six laps. John points. Steve Lang completed six five road crossings, three check- #553 also won the Fast Lap Hon- Hunsaker won first place in class in laps too and brought home the points, and lots of rough and ors on Lap 2 at 38.2-mph in #936 - a whole 0:00:22 ahead of third place trophy in car #988, in rocky, and twisty-turnies, in be- 0:31:35. Yolks won by a 0:26: 15 Rob McDonald in car #976. That's 3:49:28 at 31.5-mph. Lang also =-,.,,,,,.=-s--=..,,,,.,,=,c,~~-.,,.,,_.,.,,,.,,,,,...,'=,..... ....... ..,,,,,.....,. ............ ,.,,,,..,,,..."""'_ It was a nice win in Class 1350 for Brian Munson, he's seen here at speed on the course in his great looking car. ' The Class 1700 win went to Steve Gharmari, he's seen here in his good lookin' Jeep headin' for the checkered flag. won the Fast Lap Honors on Lap 1 at 36.9-mph; in 0:32:39. Dan Bergen brought #982 to the check-ered flag in 3:50:30 at 31.4-mph to win fourth place in class, and only 0:01:02 behind #988. Luke Babb got five laps com-pleted in car #955 to win fifth place, in 3: 19:53 at 30.2-mph. Dave Bolles got his five laps of fun done in 3:23:48 in car #911 to finish in sixth place for the day; at 29.6-mph. Carlos Topete followed suit in 3:26:48 to finish in seventh place in car #937, at 29.2-mph. CLASS 7s: Eleven entries. The front-run-ners completed six laps in the 3.5 hour time limit. Steve Rose did the mostest, the fastest in truck #729 to win first place in class in 3:40: 10 at 32.9-mph. Rose blew the com-petition away on Laps 1 and 2, and also won Fast Lap Honors at 38.9-mph on Lap 2 in 0:30:58. Rose lost 30 minutes on Lap 3, but came back strong to win it by a 21 minute margin-of-victory ahead of his com-petition. Zack Quiroz got six laps done to win second place in truck #725 in 4:01:38 at 29.9-mph. Kurt Youngs got his #747 through five laps in 3:29:09 at 28.8-mph to win third place for the day. Steve Scott in truck #750 was only 0:01: 11 be-hind #747 at the finish line, to win Continued next page Mike McGee was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 10 Jim Kalp had a decent weekend, he finished second in the Class contest, he took home the silver medal for his efforts. 1350 race, he's seen here in his picture perfect looking car. Shane Conniley was awarded a second place finish in Class 1700 for his efforts, he's seen here with the hammer down. Dusty Times June 2008 Page 21

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Tim Scott was the recipient of the silver medal in the Class Akiko Hayata was the silver medal finisher in the Class 5-1600 A second place finish in Class 7S went to Zach Quiroz, he's seen 1450 battle, he's seen here in beautiful level flight. contest, he's seen here in his good lookin' bug. here with the hammer down on his way home. fourth place in class. Scott got his truck #1453. Byma also won the only 0:00:49 seconds behind in point lead in points, however, this pit at the end of Lap 2. The El Gato laps offun done in 3:30:20 at 28. 7-coveted 'braggin' rights' to Fast Lap truck# 1469 to win third place in race had the most competitors we team in main pit took only a couple mph. Honors at 35.4-mph on Lap 5, in class. That makes for some fun rac- have had to compete against." of seconds to splash us with fuel CLASS 1450: 0:34:06. Tim Scott completed five ing, race fans! Acquiring target in "The first lap we set a slow pace and do a quick chassis inspection. Eleven entries. The first place laps in 3: 12:34 at 31.3-mph in truck cross-hairs. From the DoR seat: "It to see what the field of trucks had We started Lap 3 close on the heels winner, Allen Byma, completed six # 1454, to win second place in class was the second race of the season in store for us. The # 1469 truck of# 1454 going through main. As laps in 3:33:04 at 34.0-mph, in for the day. Shawn Walters was and we were starting with a four was running great as we pulled into we dove into the wash we were hun-~-------=-----------==--------'~--~ gry for a pass but# 1454 had a good It was a good win in Class 1450 for Allen Byma, he's seen here just at takeoff in his nice looking truck. Page 22 Keith Rogovin had no competition in Class 5, he motored around at this ease and was declared the Class winner. June 2008 line and was running well. It took a few tries, but we finally got some clean air. Knowing the competition was tough, we got in the groove, increasing our speed and maintain-ing a good line through the next few laps." "As Lap 5 started, the # 1469 truck was performing wonderfully. We got through Checkpoint 2 in the dust of another vehicle, truck #747. As we approach the truck it rolls over gradually and we had to take evasive action to avoid contact with the truck. # 1469' s navigator, Robert Early, immediately called up Chase 1 stationed just a half mile away at Checkpoint 2. Chase 1, lead by Richard Towers and Mike Callahan, rushed to the aid of Dusty Times

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It was close for Rob McDonald he was the second place finisher Mike Grabowski gave it his all, but this day he was to finish third Jim Gorman took home the bronze medal in the Class 10 battle, he's seen here with all his suspension at work. in the Class 9 conflict, seen here just at touchdown. in the Class 1 contest, seen here at high speed. #747 and righted the truck back mph to win first place in Class 8. represent us as another one of your on all fours. Only a few minutes # 1464 also won the Fast Lap Hon-victims. I also had a great time pit-passed until #747 was back under ors on Lap 6 in 0:33: 16 at 36.3- ting with your crew. Let's keep that way. We passed Checkpoint 3 and mph. the norm. Anne (# 1169), I know headed into the rough. Soon after CLASS 1700 Qeep Speed): you weren't 100% out there and #1454 makes a pass on us, we kept Steve Ghamari completed three I'll never second guess you. I can't pace and stayed close on his tail. laps in Jeep # 1797 in 2:07:38 at tell you how many times I think I Approaching the checkered flag 28.4-mph, to win first place in class. get comfortably ahead of you for a our truck blew out an axle seal and Shane Connelly won the Fast Lap while when all of a sudden, those we knew we had little time left. The Honors on Lap 2 in Jeep# 1724 at d**n pink fenders reappear in my two trucks,# 1454 and# 1469, race 31.6-mph in 0:38: 12. rear view. It was cool seeing some for the finish in a mad dash of fly-CLASS 11: new l ls there as well, the more the i ng di rt and opened throttles. Six entries. The top three finish- merrier. The day/ night race is just When the dust settled we were ers completed four laps. Timmy around the corner and we can't awarded third place, and still lead Sletten did it the fastest in car wait. See you all then, Chip and the points by 10 points." Karlinda # 1101 to win first place in Class 11, Dave. Anne Naso got in her four Flores also completed her five laps completing four laps in 3: 14:58 at laps of fun in# 1169 in 3:27:06 at of fun in truck# 1470 in 3: 19:37 at 24. 7-mph. Chip Rodriguez got to 23.3-mph, for the third place win 30.2-mph, to win fourth place. the checkered flag in 3:21:56 in car and trophy. John Kettles got his fun done in # 1131 at 23.9-mph to win second GROUP 2 3:31: 15 in truck# 1488, to win fifth place in class. "Let me start by say-CLASS 1/10: place at 28.5-mph. Todd Ormistan ingwhat a great Balls Out weekend Classes 1 and 10 combined for also completed five laps in truck we had. We actually loaded the car this event, so watch the car #'s closely. Eleven entries. The top two Tony Vani!lo finished eight laps finishers completed ten laps. The of fun in car #30 to get it done in fastest to do that was Rick Brabec 4:02:42 at 39.8-mph. That was good in car #151, with a 0:33:24 mar-enoughforthesixthplacefinishand gin-of-victory to boot. Brabec got win.Jim Gorman wasn't very far be-it done in 4:06:24 at 48.9-mph and hind in car #1070 at 39.2-mph in won first place in class and first 4:06:26 for the seventh place victory. overall for the fun of it.# 151 also Sean Callahan completed his eight won the Fast Lap Honors on Lap laps in 4: 11: 12 at 38.4-mph to win 10 at 51.0-mph, in 0:23:39. Joe eighthplaceforthedayincar#l43. Willardson was next in line to see Sean Dunn brought the Dunn Tech the checkered flag in car #125. car #123 to the checkered flag in Willardson won second place, com- 4:25:08 at 36.4-mph after eight laps piecing ten laps in 4:39:49 at 43.1-of fun and won ninth place in class mph. Mike Grabowski got nine laps for this race day. Phil! Bollman got done in 3:57: 16 at 45. 7-mph in car to the checkered flag after complet-# 105 twin third place in class for ing seven laps in car # 156 to win the day. Lee Perfect finished in tenth place in class; in 4:10:55 at fourth place in car# 1010, complet- 33.6-mph. Jennifer Clemson got in ing nine laps in 3:57:19 at 45.7- four laps of fun to finish in 11th mph. Mike McGee also completed place in Damzil car # 132, at 47.3-nine laps in car #1011 to finish in mph in 1:41:54. fifth place at 44.5-mph in 4:04: 11. Continued next page #1473 in 3:51:56 to finish in sixth (under its own power) onto the r----:;--------""f,:ir,~rj;;;;;~---place at 26.0-mph. trailer intact, not missing a single CLASS 300: , part after the race. I have the One starter. Kurt Larmee was the MORE organization to thank for sole starter in truck #302 and fin-that great time. Roxanne and I did ished four laps in 3:17:19 at 24.4-thedrivingthistimeandonceagain mph to win first place in class. a flat tire seemed t find us as well as Larmee beat himself to win the Fast a few other minor issues. Congrats Lap Honors on Lap 1 at 26.4-mph to 11 brothers for a first place fin-in 0:45:38. ish. You guys definitely raised the CLASS 8: achievement bar for Pump Gas to One starter. Mike Bragg was the hurdle. I'm not going to give you sole starter in truck# 1464 and fin-that sticker to put on your car un-ished six laps in 3:28:40 at 34. 7-til I beat you guys. It's not going to Tom Vo/ks looks a bit unsteady in this photo but he went on to take the Class 5-1600 honors, a nice gold medal in his pocket. Steve Rose won the class 7S battle handily, he's seen here just at touchdown on his way to the checkered flag. Dusty Times [iuj]@][iuj]@] I T A l. Y 2aa, lESAl SA RATEB HElMETS ~ . -----·-·---fUEl SAFE RACING CELLS June 2008 'f&.l. KEIIWOOB ~ GI Ii" Page 23

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A second place finish in the Class 1600 fracas was the lot of Todd Jergensen took home the silver medal in the Class 1300 Cody Bradbury came in for the silver medal in Class 1400, he's seen here saving a bit of tire wear. Steve Haver, he's seen here just at liftoff. debate, he's seen here precariously heading for the finish line. CIASS 12: Eight entries. Richard Garavito completed nine laps in 3:57:37 at 4 5. 7-mph to win first place in Class 12 in car #1255. Garavito also won 'bragging rights' for the Fast Lap Honors on Lap 8 at 47.0-mph in 0:25:40. That's pretty fast, and only 1.9-mph slower than the average speed of the fastest Class 1 car in the race. Rob Smith came in second place in car #1205 about 3-1/2 min-utes later in 4:01:01 at 40.0-mph, after completing eight laps. David Sanchez also completed eight laps in car# 1229 to finish in third place, in 4: 18:37 at 37.3-mph. Matt Kupiec got seven laps done in car #1217 to fin-ish in fourth place in class for the day. Hector Garcia, Jr. completed seven laps in 3:50:49 in car #1206 at 36.6-mph to finish in fifth place. CIASS 1/2-1600: Thirteen starters. The top two fin-ishers completed nine laps. Lorenzo Rodriguez completed his nine laps in 3:56:28 at 45.9-mph, in car #1671, to win first ~lace in class, with a Page 24 Only Kun Larmee was entered in Class 3, he went for the win in a big way, he's seen here on his way to victory. 0: 18:30 margin-of-victory. Rodriguez also won the Fast Lap Honors and 'bragging rights' on Lap 4 at 46.9-mph, in 0:25:44. Talk about consis-tent - two-thirds of Rodriguez's lap speeds were within /tenths of each other. Good driving. Steve Haver also completed nine laps t win second place in class in car# 1691. Haver got his laps done in 4: 14:58 at 4 2.6-mph. Brett Meyers was the fastest to finish eight laps to win third place in car #1617. Meyers had fun for 3:45:43 at 42.7-mph. Dave Girdner got in ~ ' ~ "'1l/llflJa -·· ~ I --.. '• . ~ tures: · clearan ate Steering box id plate and rear r Front sway ba isconnects Transfer case location bracke t . ~ , . , ;:,~ . T -'. . '·. . ... . . ' . ' . ---June 2008 John Hunsaker was the Class 9 winner, but, it was close, his competition was right on his heels when the checkers flew. eight laps too, and won fourth place in car #1622 in 3:50:31 at 41.9-mph. Steve Cossey followed in car # 1657 to finish in fifth place, getting the checkered flag in 4:06:54 at 39.1-mph upon completing his eight laps of fun. Bryan Meyers completed eight laps and got car #1631 to the check-ered flag in 4: 19:00 at 37.3-mph to win sixth place in class for the day. Corey Geer finished seven laps in 3:03:58 at 45.9-mph to win seventh place in car #1620. Greg Pierson fin-. ' ..... ' ..~ ...... ·~ ' · .. -~~--:A.~ ·--.--+"1• i'> ... ,i_'4 , :11 Dusty Times

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Wendell Mortensen was the third place finisher in the Class 1350 Rob Smith spent some time in the air as he drove, or flew, to a A second place finish in Class 11 went to Chip Rodriguez, he's f; ' · second place finish in the Class 12 battle. seen here driving his Bug as hare as he could. -==================~~========es'--w-o-rd"Ts-..... 1-a"Tls_o_c_r_u...,.is_e_p_i=-t-r-ow--,h_a_n_d"i_n_g A good day for Richard Garavito, he took the gold medal in the Class 12 competition, he's seen here on his way to glory. Gary Kincaid drove his big four seater to victory in the Class 1300 fracas, he's seen here at speed on the course. ished in eighth place in car #1613, completing seven laps in 3:07:40 at 45-mph. Mike Mehan got seven laps done in 4:20:35 in car #1699 to finish in ninth place, at 32.4-mph. Christy Sizelove completed six laps in car# 1621 to finish in tenth place. Sizelove had 4: 19:44 of fun at 27.9-mph doing it. CLASS 1300-4 cylinders: Class 13 -outdated buggies -has now been split into two groups: four-cylinder cars and V6/8 cylin-der cars. Six starters. The top three finishers completed seven laps. Brian Munson applied some pedal-to-the-metal in car #1366 and got to the checkered flag in 3:36:08 at 39.1-mph to win first place in class with ·about a 14 minute margin-of-victory. Munson also won Fast Lap Honors in Lap 3 in 0:28:17 at 42.6-mph. Jim Kalp won second place in car #1322 in 3:50:00 at 36.7-mph. Wendell Mortensen completed his laps in 3:53:35 to win third place in car # 1303, at 36.1-mph. Debbie Rash finished in fourth place in car #1321 upon completing six laps of fun in 3:22:52 at 35.7-mph. Tut Cote completed six laps in 3:37:54 at 33.2-mph to finish in fifth place for the day. CLASS 1300-V6/8: Five starters. Gary Kincaid com-pleted nine laps in 4: 11 :49 at 43.l-mph in car# 1357 to win first place in class, and by a one lap and 0:20:37 margin-of-victory. Kincaid just drove a faster steady pace for the win. Todd Jergensen won sec-ond place in car #5 upon complet-ing eight laps in 3:52: 12 at 41.6-mph. Jergensen had a slow Lap 2, and then made it up by driving the Fast Lap on Lap 7 in 0:23:56 at 50.l-mph. It just wasn't fast enough to make up the different. Pete Claas got in five laps of fun in car # 1345 to finish in third place for the day in 2:42:48 at 37.0-mph. CLASS 1400: Six starters; one DNS. It was a competitive race between Rob Ledsinger in truck #1427 and Cody Bradbury in truck # 1407 through Lap 5. Bradbury held on to the lead position up until then, and then -Dusty Times #1407 main, we have a problem. Ledsinger took over the lead from there and finished nine laps in 4:20:37 at 41.6-mph to win first place in class. Bradbury was down, but not DNF'd. Fix it he did, and completed seven laps in 4: 13:40 at 33.3-mph to win second place for the day. Kenny Walker got five laps done in 2:23:13 in #1445 at 42.1-mph to fi n is h in third place. Jonathan Libby poured on the power to win the Fast Lap Honors on Lap 1 in #1414, getting it done in 0:26:46 at 45.1-mph. #1414 did one more lap and then his day of fun ended with a DNF. ATTENTION all M.O.R.E. and MDR Racers eta!: Hello: Steve Ruddick here -Ace Reporter with Dusty Times maga-zine. I cover the M.O.R.E. and MDR off road race series, and write the ink-your race stories. I'm usually at post-Tech staging, doing interviews after each class finishes; in your A T RIGHT: It was a fairly easy victory for Timmy Sletten, he took the Class 11 win with a bit to spare at the checkers. Rob Ledsinger had a fairly easy race, he took the Class 1400 honors by quite a margin, seen here with it all hanging out. The Bragg Boys were the only entry in Class 8 but that didn't stop them from racin' all the required laps for the class win. June 2008 out complimentary copies of Dusty Times with my e-mail addy on it. Hint: If you don't stop for an interview or e-mail me your story, I don't have much to write about you = no ink; your name, # and lap times. I'm a racer too, so I like to write my stories from the DoR RO int of view = race fans have a front row seat. And I try to make it ez for you and me too - send me your story or do an interview in post Tech staging and you will get ink. You can tell who did or didn't by if their story is in DT or not. It's all about having fun -so fin-ish or nada, give me your story. If others don't, you will get their story space; lol. JII.O.R.E. Page 25

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- -------------Ridgecrest Rally School & Rally X Saturday, February 9, 2008 Sunday, February 10, 2008 Organizers Ray & Donna Hocker Sanctioned by NASA and NASA Rally-Sport West RIDGECREST RALLY SCHOOL Ridgecrest, CA -Febru-ary 9th Ridgecrest Rally School and RallyX weekend opened to wonderful sunny weather and was at-tended by an enthusiastic group of participants. Ridgecrest Rally School is one of the only rally schools offered within the western United States, and has a well earned reputation for ex-cellence and presentation on rules, regulations, ve-hicle preparation, and driver and co-driver re-sponsibilities. (Yes -it's NOT always the co-driver's fault! Who knew?) This one day in-tensive course is aimed toward newer rally drivers and co-drivers and rally enthusiasts but is valu-able to more experienced teams as well. The school includes timing controls and procedures, vehicle preparation, driving strategies and pros and cons of the various classes and practical hands-on ac-tivities. This year in-cluded sessions for RallyX competitors look-ing for answers and prac-tical tips. "The Rally and RallyX School is taught by vol-unteer instructors from the California Rally Se-ries, all of whom donate their time to help the new people get off to a good start. We hope to expand on the RallyX component next year. It was very popular this year and well received", com-mented Ray Hocker. Both he and his wife, Donna, co-organizers, were pleased with the turnout and response. RIDGECREST RALLY-X Ridgecrest, CA -Febru-ary 10th Great weather, great courses and strong com-petition are the tradi-,......-------------~-----===,,,,_-,.,, A great second place finish in Street Modified 2WD went to It was a second place finish in the Rally 2WD Division for Chris Burney Storms in his metro. Marciniak in his Dodge Neon. Keith Jackson had a good day, he took the gold medal in the Rally Four Wheel Drive Class, seen here with the power on. A fifth place finish in Street Modified Four Wheel Drive went to Galen Huntsman finished first off the podium in the Street Modified It was a nice first place finish for Jack Szanto in Rally two Wheel Thomas Crane, seen here churning up the dirt. Four Wheel Drive Division, seen here headin' for the flag. Drive, seen here in his good lookin' Dodge Neon. 'f Larry Gross had a lot of fun, he finished in third place in the Ray Hocker gives the crowd the driving do's and dont's before Street Modified Four Wheel Drive Class. setting them loose, not really a fun job. Page 26 June 2008 Michel Hochemon gives a little driving advice to Ahmad Murtada, they're seen here cornering hard in the WRX. Dusty Times

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tions of the Sunday, Ridgecrest RallyX sanc-tioned by NASA Ridgesport. Nestled in the high desert sur-rounded by the southern edge of California's Si-erra Nevada mountains, t h e day was sunny, crisp and clear. Fifty-six teams were scored on four runs each over a winding course that invited the drivers to slide the cor-ners, push the pedal, and dare the cones to fall. The cones usually won, how-ever, and few drivers came away without penalties. The ubiquitous "Cone Catcher" award ,C,.,as shared by Subaru drivers Martti Silvola and Jonathan Burke, earning penalties on three out of four runs. Special note: This is NOT the award to win. Popular event marque went to Subaru with more than 15 drivers, few undaunted Mitsubishi EVO drivers, and a selec-tion of Eagle, Talon, Neon, Mustang and Nissan teams there to challenge the status quo. Interestingly enough, within the vehicle classes, drivers usually finished their runs within 12 sec-onds of each other, ex-cepting and often in spite of muffler, fuel, tire or electrical problems. Fastest time of the day and with penalty-free runs was earned by SM 4WD Brent Blakely, STi, with total time of 6:20.1, nar-rowly edging out Keith Jackson, STi, at 6:20.3 in Rally SM 4WD. Also in SM 4WD class, Paul Olsen, STi, and Larry Gross, 2.5 RS, tied at 6:40.5 for second place. Tony Bertagnoli, EVO, and Ron Watson, STi, barely missed a twin tie by a tenth of a second with their 6:47.4 and 6:47.5 respectively. SM 4WD top three went to Brent Blakely, Paul Olsen, and Larry Gross. Dave Hawes, 2 .5 RS took first in SS 4WD and Dustin Wall, WRX, earned second. Two Wheel Drive -The 2WD drivers warmed up slowly with consistent times in the first three runs, then pushed harder in their final run to earn some top finishing times. Rally 2WD, Jack Szanto, Neon, narrowly beat out class drivers Mike Malsed, Neon, and Odi Bakchis, Talon, with a 97.1, a run time that also bested that of 4WD Mark Anton's 97. 4 and Paul Olsen's 97.7. The score moved him up enough to nab first overall in Rally 2WD while Kris Marciniak, Neon, took home second, and Mike Malsed held for third. Toyota drivers 0 HAVE SEEN THE L . 2007 SCORE CLASS CHAMPIONS Class 1 Billy Gasper Class 10 Lobsam Yee Class 12 Tim Noe Class 1/21600 David Gaspino Class 5 Luivan Voelker 2007 BAJA 1000 WINNERS ·~· . Class 11 st -Larry Roeseler, 2nd w Stevtr Strobe 4th -Mark McMillin, 5th -Billy Gaspet; 6th-Dale t Class 12 1st -Tim Noe, 2nd -Stan Potter Class 81st -Glen Greer Class 1/21600 2nd -Victor Barreda,~4th -,;J) Class 51st-Drew Betk1 2nd "'•·lu.ivan 01 DITO OYE . . Dusty Times "' ···:-7 ♦ Under new ownerdJ,ip -Over 40 years of experience Brlhl your hot rod, sand nil~ motorcycle, t>J>at or ATV down; t,:,-out locatiott and ... mfllng eroblem1;% o·mplete t;fem ile,tgn~ nor mocllflcalkmt.. , pur~d fJQm · · · · · · · · Nathan Hall, John Blanton and Krusdy Park had a tough time closing the gaps, ending up down in the pack. Street Modi-fied 2WD Robert Miller, Civic, pulled in a great fi-nal run at 99.7 taking first place overall in SM 2WD, but narrowly edg-ing out Burney Storm's Metro by a scant 0.3 sec-onds. Street Stock 2WD class drivers ran consis-tently, but most had dif-ficulty grabbing a great score on the second run of the day. Michael Com, Sentra, squeaked past June 2008 with the fastest final run in class, nipping at John Black, Neon, and taking a final tofal score of 7:05.6 vs. 7:05.09. Press-on-regardless rec-ognition goes to Krusdy Park and Nolan Sambrano with eight-minute-plus fi-nal scores, the highest of the day. They still man-aged to finish way-ahead of DNF'ers Anthony Bullmaster, Civic, whose event ended after one run, and Bryan McQueen and Connor Wells who were unable to finish the final run in the Mustang .. ~~ 1 ·ir~i, ,-• 'ft'c < ,. ~ < ; . . - ' 2008 Rally, RallyX and-Rallysprint events, ve-hicle classes, and general information are available at the California Rally Series' website at The California Rally Series RallyX Championship has CRS North and CRS South calendars. Malsed North RX organizers: Jon Burke, Tam Su, Brent Blakely au tocrosser 5 B@s kyq. com or Geoff Pitts CRS Page 27

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~ lllNG OF I'•• ···•lll'r Andy ■ Takes Class I And overall BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW Andy McMillin led the Class 1 contest all the way, he averaged an amazing 78 miles an hour for the race. It was a good weekend, it was of Lap 1 it was Andy McMillin utes behind, Adam Ashcraft ran a good race, the MOR presenta-showing the way, Shawn third, Jason Jernigan remained tion of the Corky McMillin McCallum ran in second place, in fourth place and Charles Companies King Of The Desert Adam Ashcraft was third, Jason Rudolph held on in fifth place. 250 was a great success. There Jernigan was in fourth spot and Third of the seven required were 98 cars and trucks entered Charles Rudolph was in fifth laps ended and Andy McMillin and 88 of them took the green place. Eddie Zeller started but still led the class, Shawn flag. The weather was decent didn't finish his first lap and McCallum remained in second and all concerned, well, almost Barry Blue and Charlie place, he was now four minutes all, reported a good time. McDowell did not start the race. back, Jason Jernigan was up a There were eight entered in Lap 2 ended and Andy spot into third, Charles the Class 1 contest but only McDowell still led, Shawn Rudolph moved up top fourth threeofthemwouldmakeitto McCallumremainedinsecond and Adam Ashcraft had the checkered flag. At the end place, he was less than four min-dropped to fifth place. s rx ,aoo, 654-7223 CA (310) 539- 2266 Page 28 June 2008 /sh Sanchez lands a bit nose heavy on his way to a great win in the Class 5-1600 battle, he had seven minutes in hand yt the checkers. Aaron Celiceo had no competition in his class but he raced around his required seven laps and took his gold medal home. Fourth lap, McMillin still held the lead, McCallum still ran second, now some five min-utes back, Jernigan ran third and Rudolph was fifth. Adam Ashcraft had retired from the fray. There were no position changes on the fifth lap. Sixth lap, almost home, Andy McMillin still led the class, Shawn McCallum was still sec-ond, now three minutes behind, Jernigan remained in third place and Rudolph was fourth. Last lap, Andy McMillin takes the checkered flag, Jason Jernigan takes second place and Charles Rudolph is the third place finisher. Shawn McCallum had big problems and failed to complete his final lap. Marty Villa was entered in Class 3 but failed to take the green flag. Richard Burnworth was the only entrant in Class 5, he turned a 34.1 for his first lap but terminal ailments put him out of the race. There were 15 entered in the 5-1600 class and eight of them -would complete their six re-quired laps. At the end of their first lap it was Richard Glaszozak leading the pack, Adolfo Aguilar ran in second place, Ramin Baghiri was in third place, lsh Sanchez was fourth and Julian Patron was in fifth place. In sixth spot was Miguel Cortez, Shawn Dunbar held the seventh spot, Jorge Perez ran eighth, Kris Schulz held down ninth spot and Chris Andrus was in 10th place, Sean Malabanan ran 11th, Eric Garcia was in 12th place and Mark Pinto was 13th in. Casey Callahan and Dave Dennett failed to complete their first lap. When they completed their second lap it was Adolfo Aguilar in the lead, Ish Sanchez ran sec-ond, Julian Patron was up two spots into third, Ramin Bagheri ran fourth and Miguel Cortez was up a spot into fifth place. Shawn Dunbar ran sixth, Kris Schulz was up to seventh place, Sean Malabanan was eighth, Jorge Perez ran ninth, Mark Pinto was in 10th place, Eric G arcia was 11th and Chris Andrus made it an even dozen. Richard Gaszozak was on his trailer. Their third lap ended and John Andrews led all seven required laps with apparent ease, he's seen here at speed on his way to the checkers. Dusty Times

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Jason Jernigan ran as hard as he could but he was only able to Adolfo Aguilar led the second lap in the 5-1600 race, fell to Rodd Fantelli was a bit off the winning pace this race, he had to settle for a second place finish, seen here at speed. take the silver medal in the Class 1 competition. second place and that's where he finished his race. now it was Ish Sanchez showing minute between them. Robert Wagner continued to the way, Adolfo Aguilar now Fourth lap ended and when motor around and he com-ran in second spot, Julian Pa-Robert Wagner came around pleted his seven required laps, tron was third, Ramin Bagheri there was no Jody Mason, ter-tasking the win in 3:22:53. held on in fourth and Miguel minal troubles put him out of Class 9 had five entries, six Cortez was fifth. Shawn Dunbar the race. laps to make their race and four held on in sixth place, Kris Schulz ran seventh, Mark Pinto was up top eighth, Sean Malabanan ran ninth and Chris Andrus was in 10th place. Eric Garcia and Jorge Perez were out of the race. Ish Sanchez continued to lead on the fourth lap, Adolfo Aguilar was still second, Ramin Bagheri was third, Julian Patron was in fourth place and Miguel Cortez held on in fifth. Shawn Dunbar was sixth, Kris Schulz was still seventh, Sean Malabanan ran eighth and Chris Andrus was in ninth place. Mark Pinto was out of the race. There were no position changes on the fifth and sixth laps and when the checkers flew it was Ish Sanchez taking a nice win, Adolfo Aguilar was second, some seven minutes in arrears, Miguel Cortez finished in third place, Ramin Bagheri was fourth in and Julian Patron finished in fifth place. Shawn Dunbar fin-ished in sixth place, Kris Schulz was seventh and Sean Malabanan was the eighth and final finisher. Chris Andrus failed to complete his final lap. There was only one truck en-tered in Class 700, Aaron Celecio, he motored around in good time and finished his seven laps in 4:39:55. Class 725 had four entries and when they finished their first lap it was John Andrews in the lead, Cliff Zucker ran in sec-ond place and Rodd Fantelli was running third. Arturo Montano failed to start the race. Second lap and John Andrews continued to lead, Rodd Fantelli was 10 minutes in arrears and Cliff Zucker was out of the race. Basically, that was it, John Andrews continued to lead for the remaining five laps and Rodd Fantelli kept on chasing the leader. Andrews took the win and Fantelli settled for sec-ond spot. Three Class 8 trucks were on hand, only one of them would complete the seven required laps. Jody Mason was the leader after the first lap, Robert Wagner was second in and Roy Schooley failed to start the race. On the second lap, Robert Wagner took the class lead and Jody Mason dropped to second place. Nothing changed on the third lap, it was Wagner, then Mason, with a little over a Dusty Times June 2008 of them would take the check-in fourth place and Brian Farr ered flag. At the end of their first ran in fifth spot. lap it was Alyssa Looney in the Second lap ended and Alyssa lead, Amanda Hawks was less Looney still had the lead, Mark than a minute in arrears, Mark Culver was now in second place, Culver ran third, Hal Graves was Continued next page Page 29

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Robert Wagner led the Class 8 race all the way, he's seen here with the hammer down on his way to victory. Amanda Hawks dropped to third, Hal Graves was fourth and Brian Farr was fifth. Their third lap ended and Mark Culver had taken over the lead, Amanda Hawks was up to second place, Alyssa Looney had dropped to third place, Hal Graves remained in fourth and Brian Farr was still running fifth. Fourth lap ended and Alyssa Looney was back in the lead! Amanda Hawks was still in the second spot, Mark Culver had dropped to third place, Hal Graves was still running fourth and Brian Farr was fifth. There were no position changes on the fifth lap. Sixth lap, last lap and Alyssa Looney took a nice Class 9 win, Amanda Hawks took second place, a little over two minutes in arrears, Hal Graves took the Dusty Times last spot on the podium and Brian Farr was the fourth and final finisher. Mark Culver had terminal troubles and failed to complete his final lap. There were only two cars en-tered in Class 10 and when they completed their first of seven . laps it was Gunnar Peterson showing the way, Mike Wyatt was three minutes in arrears. On the second lap Peterson continued to lead, Wyatt was now some seven minutes behind the leader. When the third lap ended we now had Mike Wyatt in the class lead, Gunnar Peterson dropped to second place, s.ome five min-utes behind. At the end of the fourth lap, once again it was Gunnar Peterson in the lead and he was all alone, Mike Wyatt had ter-Continued next page BCantm Wly mllllnillCltlfllrlJr mlt.lllfl1Sa11"'11fi.. 1813&22111 Coming June 2008 Page 31 l l l j -· I I I I I I

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Cody Agee took second place in Class 11, he was a mere minute Scott Batchelor led the first lap in the Class 1300 fracas, he Jason Mount had to settle for a second place finish in Class 1400, he was less than four minutes behind the leader. and a half in arrears when the checkers flew. dropped to second place and that's where he finished. The Class 9 crown went to Alyssa Looney, she led five of the six required laps, she's seen here at speed in her keen looking car. Gunnar Peterson took the Class 10 honors, he screamed around the course with an average speed of 56 miles per hour. minal troubles and was out of the race. Peterson continued on to complete his seven laps and took the win in 3:43:50. There were five cars in the Class 11 conflict and four of then would see the checkered flag. When their first of four laps ended it was Brian Martin leading the way, Cody Agee was in second place, less than two minutes in arrears, Morgan Perrault ran third, Ryan Haughley was fourth and Brent B~[CNCJ We car17a l'u/1 selection ol': WELD•ON•TABS WELD•ON•EIUNGS HEIMS & ROD ENDS B&: SACo O(tRoacl e 0 lllltllll'IIIR1t• IJaja, ; ........ ~ .... 3054 .S: VALLEY ._,,-EloV BLll'D-LAS VEGAJ;. .Nv. B910Z "TEL: 70.Z-871-4911 FA.JI/C.:' .702471-SZZ I MAS Tt:RC.RA,'="" T. A" ..,. ~ \ ~ ~ SIL PING AVA•• AIME - -Smail was in fifth place. Second place ended and Brian Martin still led the class, Ryan Haughley had moved up two spots into second place, Cody Agee dropped to third place and Brent Smail was in fourth place. Morgan Perrault had succumbed to terminal problems. When the third lap ended it was now Cody Agee in the lead, Ryan Haughley held on in sec-ond place, Brian Martin dropped back to third place and Brent Smail still ran fourth. Last lap, Ryan Haughley turned it on and took the Class 11 win, Cody Agee came across in second place, Brian Martin came in third and Brent Smail finished first off the podium. Kyle Milligan was the only en-try in Class 1250 and he was awarded the class win. There were three entered in Class 1200, two of them would fail to complete their race. At the end of the first lap it was Crecencio Cortez in the class lead, Mike Aguilar was in sec-ond place and Michael Proctor never made it to the scoring charts. Second lap and Crecencio Cortez ~till held the lead with Mike Aguilar in second place, some 20 minutes behind the leader. There were no position changes on the third lap and Cortez still held 20 minutes on Aguilar. On their fourth lap, Cortez had some big problems, lost a lot of time and Mike Aguilar raced into the lead, Cortez dropped to second place. Fifth lap ended and Mike · Aguilar was the only one to come around, Crecencio Cortez had terminal troubles and was out of the race. Mike Aguilar cruised around for a few more laps and took home the gold medal. Class 1300 had six laps to run, there were four cars entered and three of them would make it the required six laps. At the end of the first lap it was Scott Batchelor in the class lead, Tim McCreary was second, 30 sec-onds in arrears, Don Gibson ran in third place and Adam McCollum ran fourth. Don Gibson was in the lead at the end of the second lap, Scott Batchelor was now in sec-ond place, Adam McCollum ran third and Tim McCreary was in fourth place. At the end of the third lap it was still Don Gibson showing the way, Scott Batchelor re-mained in second place, Adam McCollum held on in third place and Tim McCreary was on his trailer. There were no position changes in the remaining three laps. When the checkers flew it was Don Gibson taking the gold, Scott Batchelor was the silver medal winner and Adam McCollum took the bronze medal. There were 18 trucks in the Class 1400 contest but only nine of them would make it through the four required laps. When their first lap ended it was Jim Holt as the pathfinder, Travis Bartlett was second, Jason Cagle Continued next page Ryan Haugley took the Class 11 lead on the last lap, when it counted, he took the win happily, he's seen here at speed. Page 32 June 2008 Dusty Times

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---------------- · Cody Robinson ran second almost all the way in the 1600 battle, It was so close, Brian Melsheimer finished second in Class 3000, Charles Rudolph was the third place finisher in Class 1, he's seen here flying his car towards the checkered flag. he finished less than two and a half minutes in arrears. he was only 67 seconds behind the leader at the checkers. Kyle Milligan was all alone in class, he motored around for his four required laps in three and a quarter hours. was in third place, Steve Artim ran fourth and Jason Mount was in fifth place. Noah Quantrell was sixth, Jeff Shaw was lucky seventh, Bill Isenhouer was eighth, Ray Valdez was in ninth place and Page 34 Brandon Chavez was in 10th place. In 11th place was Aaron Lopez, Troy Hansen made it an even dozen, Kyle Bonamo was unlucky 13th and Bob Pierce was 14th in. David Santa Cruz, Steven Looney, Justin Forman Mike Aguilar drove his really good looking car to the Class 1200 win, he took the lead on the fourth lap and went on to victory. and Jerald Steed were scheduled to run but did not start the race. Second lap came to an end and now Travis Bartlett was in the lead, Jason Cagle was up a spot into second, Jason Mount was up to third place, Steve June 2008 Artim ran fourth and Ray Valdez was well up into fifth place. Bill Isenhouer was in sixth place, Brandon Chavez was up to seventh, Aaron Lopez ran in eighth place, Jeff Shaw ran ninth and Troy Hansen was up ROA two spots into 10th. Kyle Bonamo was in 11th place and Bob Pierce ran in 12th place. Noah Quantrell and James Holt were off the scoring charts. Third lap ended and Travis Bartlett continued to lead, Ja-son Mount was in second place, he was a mere minute out of the lead, Steve Artim was a spot into third, Jaso n Cagle was in fourth place and Bill Isenhouer was in fifth place. Brandon Chavez was up to sixth place, Aaron Lopez ran in seventh place, Jeff Shaw ran in eighth, Kyle Bonamo was in ninth place and Bob Pierce was in the 10th spot. Troy Hansen and Ray Valdez were on their trailers. Fourth lap, final lap ended and it was Travis Bartlett taking a nice win, Jason Mount took the silver medal, Jason Cagle was the third place winner, Bill lsenhouer was first off the po-dium and Brandon Chavez took fifth place. Aaron Lopez fin-Dusty Times

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Miguel Cortez, seen here with the power really on, was the third place finisher in the Class 5-1600 battle. Hal Graves ran fourth most of the race but he pulled up on the last lap and got himself a bronze medal finish in Class 9. Brian Martin led the first two laps, had some problems and dropped to a third place finish in the Class 11 race. ished in sixth place, Jeff Shaw finished seventh, Kyle Bonamo was eighth in and Bob Pierce was the ninth and final finisher. Steve Artim failed to complete his final lap. There were 13 entered in the Class 1600 battle, 10 of them would take the checkers. At the end of their first of seven re-quired laps it was Steve Eugenio in the lead, Cody Robinson was less than a minute behind, in second spot, Caleb Sanden ran third, Daniel McMillin was fourth and Quentin Tucker was in fifth place. Sixth place be-longed to Ray Files, Bryan Meyers ran seventh, Rodd Mattox was in eighth place, Andy Anderson held ninth place and Caitlin Manring was in the 10th spot. Terry Tolbert was 11th and Luke McMillin made it an even dozen. Eric Duran did not start. Don Gibson took the Class 1300 lead on the second lap and he raced on in for the coveted gold medal, seen here at speed. Travis Bartlett led the laps that count in the class 1400 battle, he's seen here going for his win in his good looking truck. Second lap, Steve Eugenio still led the pack, Caleb Sanden was now in the second spot, Cody Robinson dropped to third place, Daniel McMillin re-mained in fourth and Bryan Meyers was up two spots into fifth. Ray Files still ran sixth, Quentin Tucker dropped two spots to seventh, Andy Ander-son ran eighth, Ross Mattox was ninth and Caitlin Manring re-mained in 10th place. Terry Tolbert and Luke McMillin re-mained in 11th and 12th places, respectively. Third lap and Steve Eugenio still held the lead, Cody Robinson moved into second place, Caleb Sanden dropped to third, Daniel McMillin was still running fourth and Bryan Meyers held on in fifth place. Quentin Tucker was up a spot into sixth, Ray Files ran seventh, Andy Anderson was eighth, Ross Mattox held ninth place and Steve Eugenio led the Class 1600 race all the way, but he never had more than three minutes on his competition. Chris Wacker ran his Jeep the three required laps to take the class win, he's seen here headin' for the elusive checkered flag. Dusty Times Caitlin Manring still ran 10th. Terry Tolbert was 11th and Luke McMillin was 12th. Fourth lap ended and Steve Eugenio still led the class, Cody Robinson remained in second place, he was three minutes in arrears, Caleb Sanden remained in third place, Daniel McMillin was still in fourth place and Ray Files ran fifth. Bryan Meyers was sixth, Quentin Tucker dropped to seventh place, Andy Anderson was eighth, Ross Mattox was ninth and Caitlin Manring was 10th. Terry Tolbert and Luke Manring still ran 11th and 12th. The fifth lap ended and there was no change in the top four, it was Eugenio, Robinson, Sanden and McMillin and Quentin Tucker was up to fifth place. Bryan Meyers was still sixth, Ray Files ran seventh, Andy Anderson was eighth, Caitlin Manring ran ninth, Terry Tolbert was 10th and Luke IEAD a NECK IESTIIINT S • Slows IOtWDttl motion in llre event al a aas1,·, • Allows l,ea4 movement • No mnbersome coDar to wear • Quick, Off'fime adjllstment • Does aotltook lnto lap helt • Reduces neci tension by 45-10% • Great for all types of motor rating, especially wbere driver cbanges are common TIP DRIWEIIS UTlllZINli TIE D-C, George Seeley • fa, T,m & Troy Herbsl • Larry "Lr Roese.fer Mark Post • Hid Baldwia • leuy Whelchel • Alan Pllueger Jason & Josh Baldwin • Ride, Randy & ianllY Wilson Mikq Julson • Bab Wton • Mark & Gary Weybrich • Dave Ashlef Dan Smitb • Kyle Tayl«-• Gus VildtJsolo, • Bob MacCadtren , .. NIIFI Hl/1/J'j, UIOD.7llll.2360 • Fax 9119.3tllJM3if:,:~.--~, • 3834 Wacker Drive • Mlra Lomas CA 91752 . ,._,~ ..... -~ June 2008 • McMillin was in 11th place. Ross Mattox was out of the race. There were no position changes on the sixth lap. And so it ended, the final lap in the Class 1600 fracas, Steve Eugenio took the gold medal, Cody Robinson won the silver and the bronze went to Caleb Sanden. Quentin Tucker fin-ished first off the podium, Daniel McMillin finished in fifth place and Ray Files finished Continued next page Page 35 "

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Jason Cagle took third place honors in the Class 1400 battle, he Caleb Sanden had to settle for a third place finish in the 1600 Ramin Bagheri finished first off the podium at the MDR King Of was only 34 seconds out of a second place finish. battle, he's seen here at speed heading for the finish. The Desert, he's seen here headin' for home. sixth. Bryan Meyers finished sev-to third and Tom Hellway ran and Tom Hellway was nowhere in the lead, Karl Scanlan moved ond and Clint Barry was the enth, Andy Anderson came in in fourth place. Jeff Offutt was to be seen. up to second and Clint Barry third place finisher. eighth, Terry Tolbert was ninth out of the race. Fourth lap and Melsheimer dropped to third place. And, so it was, a fun week-and Luke McMillin was the 10th Third lap ended and Brian still led the class, Clint Barry Sixth lap, final and when the end for most, not wanting to and final finisher. Caitlin Melsheimerwasthenewleader, ran in second place and Karl checkers flew it was Karl waittogetbackintothevehicle Manring was unable to finish Karl Scanlan was now second, Scanlan was now third. Scanlan taking a really big win, and go at it again. See ya at the her final lap. Clint Barry ran in third place Fifth lap, Melsheimer was still Brian Melsheimer came in sec-next one! MQ&l Taylor Mullen was the only entry in Class 1900, ran the four required laps and took the win. Chris Wacker was the only entry in Class 1700, ran the four required laps and took the win. Class 3000 had five entries and three of them would finish their six required laps. At the end of the first lap it was Clint Barry in the lead, Karl Scanlan was second to cross the line, Brian Melsheimer was in third place, Tom Hellway was fourth and Jeff Offutt was running in fifth place. Second lap and Clint Barry continued to lead, Brian Melsheimer was up a spot into second, Karl Scanlan dropped Page 36 Karl Scanlan took the class lead on the last lap for the glory of a win, he's seen here just airborne on his way to the flag. Amanda Hawks, seen here doing a no-no, took second place honors in the Class 9 conflict, she was, only a few minutes out. of the class win. June 2008 TT a~J;>UlC ~JM~TftD B, •x. vw~itApt.q l2VW8£AOLO NQNB Dusty Times

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I @of>TECATE MEXICALI s• Roberto Romo Takes Class 1■aa A nice win for Juan Carlos Lopez, he drove to the Class 8 win with ease, seen here with all the ponies hitched to the wagon. The Romo/Robinson/Tucker trio had a great race, they beat out 14 other drivers to take the Class 1600 win. "500 miles, 500 miles, we' re 500 miles make a run from Mexicali to San Felipe eight hours. Seven-fifty-nine-twelve to be away from home." Kudos to John Den- and back. Came out to about a 480 exact. Chris Parker, Colie Potter and ver and the 78 starters and 36 finishers mile round trip, but who's counting? Rudy Iribe ran second in the Prom/ c Javier Robles Jr. was the big winner in the Class 10 fracas, he's seen here pourin' on the power, headin' for the checkers. in the four wheel category and the 35 Yes, yes the various dri\ers and teams class with their time of 8:26:32 and place finisher was the team of Pedro squeaker. The Q-6 team, who copped starters and 18 finishers in them/ c quad were counting and less than 500/4 saw a David Gonzalez, Jr. soloed with a time Penatello, Rene Montano and Ramon the final gold left the line at 5:36:20 and ranks. checkered flag late on Saturday. Some of 9: 18: 19 for the bronze. K. Ceja with a 9:33:02 and the third it was made up ofridersAdrianaAnguis, No, we weren't in Colorado it was classes had only one or two finishers and There were 11 starters in the Clase team on the podium for the bronze was Rodolfo Navarro, and Yankho Cota. more like a quick run to San Felipe and one, Class / 1 had none. Springtime in Motos Spt. and six of them made the made up of Luis Carlos Napoles, Jose Twenty seconds later a four man team, back. Well, then again, quick may not the mountains and desert. Isn't it fun? black and white flag and timing clocks Ortega, Eugene Lane and Jeff Leonard, Q 7, made up ofFernando Esquer, Mike be the right word either. Since the quick-0530 and for the next 11 minutes Saturday afternoon. First back across with their 10:09:29. Bastidas, Ricardo Villafana and Joel est time was seven hours and 15 min-all the bikes and quads got under way the line was the 53X team made up of And the quad. Therewereeightstart-Leal left the green. At Checkpoint 1 utes. That time was created by Javier and then we waited for around 11 to Alberto Ruiz, Edgar Espinoza and ers in the Pro Clase and only two of there was a two minute and 40 second Robles, Jr. in his Class 10 go mobile. Oh 15 hours for the starters to return. It Alfredo Oborino; their 8:59: 17 time them made it all the way back to difference with second starters Q-7 yes, it was also quick enough for the over-didn't take Francisco Septien, Rene for the 480 miles was 8:59: 17. Second Mexicali. Here we had a nine second Continued next page all win too. Montano and Ivan Ramirez that long; -------------------------------------'---'-----Springtime is rather a tough time to in fact they made their run in just under The Gregory's, Jason and Allan were the big winners in the Class 12 contest, seen here squatting down as the power comes on. Elias Canchola Jr. drove his really good looking truck to the Class 7 victory, he's seen here just at takeoff. 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 ~ ~ • ft IRIDIUM ~ Glebalstar Vf3 i), inmarsat 1-.. .,_..,,,....,.,.,,,.~....., ... -7 bgan '-.)' 1-888-884-7623 June 2008 Page 37 .....

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--The Chavez/Voelker/Galindo trio had a good race, they took the The Ibarra Clan drove their really great looking pickup to a silver A second place finish in the Class 10 contest went to Javier Sportsman Safari Class win in their good looking Bug. medal finish in the Class 8 race, seen here in all its glory. Buelna, he's seen here just at takeoff. aoove, first through the clocks. At Check raining a five minute lead, however, at final time was 10:27:20 and the second but took the bronze. team with a time of 10:39:30. Second 2 they had increased their lead to al-Check 5 the eventual winners of the sil-place team was in with a 10:29:09. Close Class Quad Sportsman had 12 start- place finishing team was made up of mosteightminutes.AtCheck3theeven- ver, had made up that deficit, plus nine is as close does. The team made up of ers and half of them made the whole Claudia Torres,Abraham Chavez and tual winners QA-6 had made up the minutes change. And when it was all Cesar Lopez, Adolfo Arellano, Alfonso trip to San Felipe and back. Gilberto B. Christian Salinas in with a 10:48:30 and eight minutes and had actually picked said and done, and the various adjust-Cota and Javier Rodiles broke some- Ramirez and Gilberto J. Ramirez along another three minutes back was the Q-up a couple. Check 4 the Q-7 were main- ments made to the times, the winner's thing between Check 4 and 5 werednf d, with Rafael Marquez were the winning 53 team made up of Benjamin Juarez, Page 38 June 2008 Adrian Juarez and Braulio Juarez. This family team finished with a 10:51:58. The Q-57 team, ofJavier Rubio, Victor I. Alvarez, and Saul Bojorquez had a 10:57:01; the Q-61 team made up of Cuitla Espinoza, Alex Gomez and Marco Geraldo were fifth with a time of 11:54:35 and the Q-65 team of Gilberto Magallanes, Eduardo Ortiz and Alan Lopez were the sixth place fin-ishers with a 15:05:46, but they made it in under the wire. Now on to the four wheel types. As stated, there were no finishers in Class 1. And as stated, the overall and Class 10 winner was Javier Robles Jr. with his seven fifteen flat.Two other teams in their 10 cars also finished. Javier Buelna, Gustavo Pineulas Jr. and Christian Buelna went second with a time of8:09:20 and third place went to the team of Rick and Jose L. Sanchez with their 11:53:33. Class 8 had four starters and two of them finished the entire race. Juan Carlos Lopez, Nicolas Montiel and Jamie Ramirez were the first team to cross the finish line some nine hours later; 9:29:50 was the exact time. The second place finishers were a team made of Carlos and Daniel and Carlos Jr., all with the last name oflbarra, probably some relationship there, anyway their finishingtimewas 12:08:59. Two other teams never started or never made it to the first checkpoint. Seven starters in Class 12 and two of them managed to finish with times. Ja-son Gregory, Allan Gregory, Thanh Kennedy and Jason Lee were the team to make it back first for the gold with their time of 13: 10: 13. The other team to see the checkered was made up of several Barragans, Luis, Hector and Luis, Jr. Second place clocking was 13:28:59. Kevin Carr, Alfie Bueno and Perry McNeil made it to someplace between Checks 2 and 3 and were awarded the bronze. Jose Lopez, Jesus de la Torre, Pedro Mercado, Guillermo Quintero and their teams were non-starters, or only made itto Checkpoint 1. Another very large Class 1/2-1600 turnout with 15 starters of which ten saw the beginning and the end of the course, which in this case was the same place, just going a different direction, north instead of south. Roberto Romo, Cody Robinson and Quentin Tucker made up the team, which saw the black and white flag first in this class. Their time was a very nice 8:12:11. Just 17 minutes back was the 1649 team made up of Luivan Voelker and Martin Gonzalez finishing with an 8:29: 13. The bronze went to Ivan and Toni Gomez and Leo Navarrette in with a 9:04:45. Rahuel Ramirez went fourth with a 9:28:36, Vici:or Romo went fifth with a 9:59:27 and Francisco Escareno was sixth with a time of 10:04: 18. Class 7 started eight and five of them finished. Elias Canchola, Jr., Oscar Ishida and Francisco were first across Dusty Times

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The Barragan family drove their Class 12 vehicle to a second Luivan Voelker and Martin Gonzalez drove to a second place The Medina/Barajas/Ramirez trio drove their pickup to a second place finish in the Class 7 contest. place finish at the Mexicali race, seen here at speed. finish in the hotly contested ½-1600 battle. Roberto Rabago drove his VW Bug to a second place finish in the Eduardo Laguna has a pretty hard nose first landing, he went on Rodrigo Feria and Sasha Lopez drove their car to a second place finish in Sportsman Class 14, seen he..,.re=-ca,_,t,...s~p~ee_d_._~~-~ Class 5-1600 race, he's seen here almost ready for landing. to claim second place in the Class 9 contest. the finish line with an 8:24:56. Jamie lando Duenez were at the top of the 10:32: 13. The other finishers were the Medina, Alejandro Barajas and Julian podium with the gold in the 5-1600 team of Miguel Gortez, Victor Ramirez ran second with a time of class. Their time of 10:10:51 was just Castaneda and Nicolas Rivaldi went 10:02:19 and Einer Gamez, Ismael undersixminutesquickerthantheteam fourth with a 10:59:50. Gamez, Edgardo Rubio and Alex ofRoberto Rabago, Francisco Reynoso Class ?S produced four starters, of Ochoa were third with their time of and Sergio Avelar in with a 10: 16:50 which only the team of Roy Fantdli, 11:02: 12. Jose Gonzalez and team were for the silver and another 16 minutes Rod Fantelli and Danny Sheets, fin-fourth and Aaron Celiceo and team back was the 552 team made up of An-ished. Their time was 12:03:35. Two went fifth with a 15:01 :20. gel Zuniga and Carlos M. and Rolando other teams only saw Check 1 and the Frank and Danny Sanchez and Or- De Los Palos finishing with a time of Valdez, Quinonez and Delgado teams Dusty Times June 2008 didn't start or broke way early. time of 17°:29: 10; a long ride but they Four starters in Class 9 and three of did finish. them managed to finish. Alfonso and Seven starters in Class 11 and only Alberto Jaquez and Victor and Juan one of them was able to complete the Arce ran a 12:05: 11 for the gold. entire circuit. That team made up of Eduardo and Eduardo A. Laguna LuisA.andJoseR.RodriguezandOs-along with Marcos Martinez were sec-car Acosta spent 14 hours 21 minutes ond with a time of 14:17:17 and and29secondsontheirlittlesojoum Gustavo Meza, Ismael Flores and to and from. Ruben Espinoza Jr. and Refugio Sahagun, went third, with their Continued next page Page 39

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Sr., along with Edgar Mendez and an-other team made up of Lionel Flores, Ricardo Magana and Hector Camacho made it to somewhere between Check-points 4 and 5 garnered the silver and bronze with times of 3:24:00 and 3:41:00 in that order. The only entry in Class 6 was made up of Daniel Salas, Gerardo Valdez and Abel Feliz and this team broke some-where around Checkpoint 2. RACE READY PRODUCTS 103 PRESS LANE SUITE 4 CHULA VISTA, CA 91910 And now on to the Sportsman classes, 14, 15, 18 and Safari. Jose Quintero, Carolina Quintero and Os-car Acosta made up one of two teams to finish of five starters in Class 14. Their 9:25:37 fur the gold was just about nine minutes quicker than that of Rodrigo Ferla, Sasha Lopez and Victor Celaya in with a time of 9:34:07. A team of Delgados, Francisco, Jesus and Anto-nio only made it to Check 2 and were The Jaquez/Arce quartet had a really good race, they took the win in Class 9, the'v,:re seen here at speed on the course. Almost too pretty to race, but Luis Rodriguez drove his really good looking car to the Class 11 win, seen here at touchdown. Page 40 (619) 691-9171 (866)891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) 691..()803 FAX awarded the bronze. Class 15 had five starters, but here again, only one fin-isher, and that was the team of Pete Williams, Valdo Perez and Gaston Fregoso, with a fin-is hi ng time of 12:29:09. Carlos Vazquez, Carlos Miranda and Raul Barrera got to Checkpoint 3, took the silver and Felipe Rodriguez, Alonzo Ramos and Miguel Mosso made it all the way to Check 1 for the bronze. Four starters in Class 18 and yet again only one fin-isher, and that was the team made up of Jorge R ivas, Gilberto Arreola, Arturo Garcia, and Manuel Durazo, who fin-ished the 480 miles with a time of 12:21:24. Carlos Mendoza, Ray H eredia and Carlos Varela got past Check 2 for second place and Fernando Duron, Erika Cuevas and Rodolfo Tovar, made it to Check 1 and were awarded the bronze. The Safari class had two starters and 50% of them finished. That fin-isher was the team of Heriberto C havez, Luivan Voelker, Jr. and Nicolas Galindo June 2008 ------------~ --··------ - ---... r-Frank and Danny Sanchez took the gold medal in the Class 5-1600 contest, they're seen here at speed on the course. The Fantelli's, Roy and Rod took the Class 7S win with ease, all their competition all fell by the wayside. completing the run in 15 hours, 15 min-utes and 59 seconds. The number 69 car of Juan Gutierrez, Eloy Hernandez and Mele Valencia only made itto Check point 2, but copped the silver. And thus ends Chapter 2 of the 2008 CODE racing season. By the time you see this report they will have already run SCORE MECHANICS OF THE YEAR Manufach,ring and preparing the finest line of off-road Race, and Pre-Runner Vehicles . Dusty Times

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Rick and Jose Sanchez had some big tfoubles on their fourth lap Ivan Gomez and Leo Navarrete were a bit off the winning pace in but they carried on and took third place in the Class 10 contest. Class 1600 but they still grabbed the bronze medal. Einer and Ismael Gamez drove their good looking truck to a third place finish in the Class 7 contest, seen here at speed. It was a bronze medal finish in Class 5-1600 for Angel Zuniga Gustavo Meza captured a third place finish in the Class 9 battle, It was a first off the podium finish in Class 1600 for Rahuel Ramirez, he's seen here on his way to the finish line. and Carlos De Las Palos, seen here headin' for the finish line. seen here cruising through their final lap. Pete Williams had an easy win in Sportsman Class 15, all their competition dropped out early on and they motored on for the win. Jorge Rivas drove his Terrible Herbst pickup to the Sportsman Class 18 win, all his competition failed to finish the race. Dusty Times AT LEFT: The Sportsman Class 1400 win went to Jose and Carolina Quintero, they're seen here at speed out on the course. volunteers and fans alike. There could never be an off road race without the participation of all concerned. Thank ; their night race, the next to last weekend in May, and the year is half over, or is it half full? CODE again, wants to thank you. Meanwhile, we will see you some-all participants, drivers, teams, officials, where on the Baja! Via con Dios! ~ Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of ~on wiring ayatema for an l"t'IOtOrepOt' appl~ . , 19me av_auebte ,c;;r .ell ad engine. p~. · I rdlJipley and data 'a~qui~ition syaterr'lti;tor all levels of competition. Engine ~d cbassis d namo et services ~leble. ' -Sakata Motorsport Electronics, Inc. 1217 N. Patt Street Anaheim, CA 92801 (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 June 2008 Utltizjng~,~ -Reychem Synem 25 . ~""tt,e ridU9tt"9 seenderd for all . pro~lonet{l"'eoirlg eanetlone. . Engl~ ae-.i;. t>ly. and ~~ve .teetirjg . ·• 100%~. . . .. . ' '\ , _ _ • • easet"'l"'lt::ll~ and clrcuie (oq_mpoi,ente ere eveileble to suit (_ .. ' 1..1\,"-'ll,Jcilo<,, • High-Accuracy Alr--Fual Ratio Matw-8 Lightweight, atend-elone system works w ith a ll engines and e lter-nete fuels -cerbureted or fuel Injected. For the dedicated engine tuner who needs to know sxsctly what their engine is doing. No flashing lights - just the facts ... Nsl/ Jr; r;-o l!!I number! #~~<~cA ""'1CJTCJASP□FIT ELECTACJNICS w-e ~ ~ ~tforv, ••• Page 41

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.. GUAM SMOKIN' WHEELS Alex Smith Wins overall TF:XT & PHOTOS: ]UDY SMITH Alexander Smith, a Californian, took home all the marbles in Guam, seen here flying his Chenowth Toyota to the Unlimited and Overall victory. Yigo, Guam: Alexander Smith recreated the role his father, Malcolm, played in the 1982 Smokin' Wheels event on Guam, and went home with the overall win in 2008. The island of Guam has changed a lot in the intervening years, with hotels springing up along the coast, a giant K-Man and a new Home De-pot. But the gorgeous beaches with crystal clear aquamarine water are still there, along with coconut palms, pa-paya trees, bougainvillea and friendly people. There's a huge U.S. military pres-ence on the island, because it's so stra-tegically located, and a lot of those military folks find themselves looking for things to do on their days off. And the local residents are apparently all fans of motor sports of one kind or another. Drag racing has been big, but for years it was done illegally on the local streets, with the usual unhappy results. Racing accidents took lives. In an effort to provide a place for legal and safe drag racing, permission was given to build a race facility on the nonhern end of the island. It's still a work in progress, but cur-rently, the Jose and Hermenia Calvo Memorial Off Road Park has a drag strip, an area for drifting, space for slalom, a manmade rock pile for rock crawling, two mud bugs for gooey fun, and a mile long off road track, which encompasses a short course infield suitable for bikes and quads. Since they start racing quads at about age three on Guam and Saipan, there are always plenty of racers ready to have a go. In order to get a full complement of racers, The Guam Racing Federa-tion always invites the off roaders from Japan and Saipan to come and enjoy. In Japan they don't have many events where the cars are all on the track at the same time. They generally run time trials, sometimes with just one car run-ning the track at a time, sometimes with two side by side. But the adrenalin pumping fun of passing and being passed on a closed course is not some-thing they get to enjoy nearly often enough. Each year the ORF brings a celeb-rity racer over for the weekend, and this year their choice was a sentimen-tal one. Since Malcolm Smith had raced the first couple of years that the Smokin' Wheels event took place, starting in 1981, and he'd been an early winner, it was decided to ask his son to do the honors this year. Henry Simpson, organizer of the event, would provide a Toyota-powered Jimco for him to drive. Alexander, just 22 now, has been racing bikes since he was 16 and cars since 2004. With his dad as coach, he's cenainly been taught by the best. The schedule for the race weekend is a busy one, starting with drag racing on Friday night. (It rained everywhere Tetsuya Morimoto came from Japan to race, he only completed 79 laps and had to retire, suffering from severe leg cramps. on the island except the drag strip.) Then bikes and quads on Saturday and Sunday, along with drifting and rock crawling both days, and on Sun-day they added the mud bogging and the car/truck Off Road Endurance event. There's no way that one person can actually watch all of it, because a lot of stuff goes on all at once. For -this year's event Henry Simpson, the organizer of all this fun, changed the race course a little bit. Up at the southern end of the almost-a-mile long track, there'd been a sec-tion that went around a jungle cov-ered hill. Behind the hill the cars were out of sight to the audience, and more importantly, to the officials. Once or twice in the past, cars tipped over up there, and ittook a while for word to get back to safety workers. For this year, Simpson realigned the track so that it went partway up the hill, then made a sharp left turn and dove off the edge, skirting the jungle, to a jump, then a nice wide left hairpin, and then rejoined the old track. It added a lot of interest, and the whole section was visible to spectators. The cars and trucks got in a few laps of practice on Friday, which was nearly the end of things for a couple of the Japanese. Ikuo Hanawa, who drives a Toyota Trophy Truck, took the double jump a little too fast, landed on his bumper and endoed spectacularly. He was all right, and after checking it over, declared the truck was o.k. too. Kazuo Sato, in a beautiful 1600cc buggy, also rolled, but aside from some scrapes on his handsome paint job, and one missing mud deflector/ fender, his car was also all right. Meanwhile, Simpson's me-chanic was working hard on the Jim co, trying to make the 3 liter Toyota run right. No matter what he did, what fix he tried, it ran poorly. They called back to the mainland to the engine builder, but because the engine' d been modified since it was originally built, there was no way for them to help. On the mainland when someone needs an exotic engine or transmission pan, there's usually a buddy who can drive to somewhere and buy whatever it is. There's no such opponunity on Guam. If you're going to need exotic engine or trans parts, you have to or-der them weeks or months in advance and hope they get there on time. If you're going to need spares, you'd better order them at the same time. Ultimately, Smith and Simpson decided that if they couldn't get the Jimco running right, Simpson would sacrifice his ride, a slightly older Chenowth with a strong 3.2 liter Toyota in it. Smith used it for qualify-ing on Saturday afternoon, and was second fastest qualifier. Hanawa had the best time. All the timing for this event was done by transponders, which work efficiently and accurately for cars, trucks, bikes and quads. There'd been rain every day, heavy showers that didn't last very long, but they were welcomed, because if the red dirt was dry the dust would be ter-rible. The race course is built on a base of coral, which is all there is at that part of the island. The red dirt, which is almost as fine as desert silt, had been trucked in to give them a nice base for the track, and something to pile up into jumps. Smith, accus-tomed to the silt and dust of Baja and the mainland southwest, found the Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 42 June 2008 Dusty Times

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• I Twenty-five minutes into the race Hanawa had a good lead, and Smith was still holding second. The Pablos were in and out of their pit again, try· ing somehow to deal with a broken radiator. Thirty-five minutes into the race and Smith reported on the ra-dio that he was "good", and didn't need to pit. About then two huge air force helicopters buzzed past the track, momentarily capturing everyone's at-tention. There are no rocks on Guam so they have to improvise, the rock crawling section is really coral crawling, taken from the ocean. Kazuo Sato, in his self-built buggy with a Suzuki motor completed 92 laps and that gave him a third place finish in the race. In the Under 1600cc 4WD class, the lead belonged to Yugo Kubo and Shikiya Ogihara and in second place it was Masaki Ogihara and Eichi Shibano in a Daihatsu. Ogihara and Shibano pitted for fuel at about 50 minutes into the race, and their crew did some work under the hood also. They were in the pits for about 20 minutes. swirling red dust harder to see through. In spite of the daily rain showers, the course had to be watered, because there'd been a lotof traffic, what with all the bike and quad events on the same track. Sunday was hot, about 88 degrees, and a timely rainstorm dumped a load of rain on the track only minutes before start time. With a couple of side-by-sides and a big, sturdy looking rock crawler as emer-gency tow vehicles, the racers were lined up for the parade lap, led off by the National Guard Hummer. At the green flat the racers went off the line two-by-two, with the fast-est cars in front, all at once. Hanawa, with his four wheel drive, jumped into the lead. This had been worrying Smith, who was now faced with the prospect of getting around him some-how. But Hanawa's V8 was really fast and he was comfortable in the truck, which he built and has now raced for a couple of years, so he knew its limits. Smith was still adjusting to the per-sonality quirks of the Chenowth. Hanawa 's lead grew. The cars and drivers were mud splattered, thanks to that late rain, but by about the fourth lap had got into the dry dirt, and then had dust to deal with. There was a pretty good breeze, so it didn't hang over the course, but it could be a nuisance now and then. Hanawa built a big lead and Smith kept his foot on the throttle, trying to catch him. He was second. Masazaku Amauchi, in a VW Rab-bit-powered buggy ran third, and Tetsuya Morimoto, in a 2.3 liter Type N powered buggy, was fourth. Those two gentlemen have raced here many times, and their experience showed. Morimoto's car had a new Mendeola transmission for this race. Patrick and David Pablo, in a short wheel based 4x4, had problems on the parade lap and had ducked into the hot pits, but by Lap 5 were back out in the race. Their day wasn't go-ing real well, and in trying to get out of the leader's way, they slid off the side of the grandstand jump, somehow managing to stay on their wheels. Eloise Sanchez, a local lady with fam-ily members racing in the limited buggy class (the Mike Sanchezes Jr. and Sr.) was racing for the first time in a homebuilt buggy that looked like fun. She was determined to show the other women on the island that racing isn't just for the men. By the seventh lap Hanawa was lap-ping some of the slower vehicles, and Smith was closing on him a bit. The Sanchez men's buggy started to smoke, and then pulled off to the side, where big flames erupted from the rear. The driver used up his extinguisher, and another was being hustled out to him, but the flames went out. The car had to be towed away, and it never came back. Unfortunately, Eloise's driveshaft twisted and shorted her battery, putting her out of the race, and turning the Sanchez family into Dusty Times spectators only. used to race here, converted to suit his needs and sporting a new red paint job. The Pablos were in and out of their pit again. While all this was go-ing on, the shriek of the drifters' tires on the pavements could be heard in the background. And the mud-boggers were getting ready to get dirty. Yuki Watanabe, who drives his Isuzu with hand controls, was looking good. His car is the one that Hanawa At about the same time, as Continued next page I . -... -.. -.... -... -. Adaress; J It] --~·. ~:as::::: ~· s .... Search tor: ~--------~ NEW PRODUCTS Pacific Customs Unlimited, Inc. - Est. 1997 ~ COMPETITION U·JOINTS ~ PACIFIC CUSTOMS SHOWROOM BUGGYWORKS CHASSIS HEIM JOINTS & MISALIGNMENT SHIMS FOX SHOCKS AND EIBACH SPRINGS. 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-·- ----------------------~."'!'*""fi"''-lkuo Hanawa, he too from Japan drove his Toyota Trophy Truck dropped Yuki Watanabe was 1" in 4WD Unlimited, Yuki is a paraplegic Alexander Smith, son of Malcolm, chats with last years winner, pout on lap 32 with a broken cv, he was last years overall winner. (Street accident) and he drives with hand controls. lkuo Hanawa, no matter where you go, racin' is racin'. The start of the A TV race for four to seven year old kids was a treat to watch. Alexander Smith leads a few of the contestants just outside of the newly directed section alongside the jungle. There is no shortage of airborne activities, here is lkuo Hanawa at speed, unfortunately, he broke a cv joint, do you wonder why? Hanawa dropped down into the short course section in front of the grandstands, there was a loud bang. Hanawa visibly slowed, and then he pulled off course, parked and got out. Smith moved into the lead. It turned out that a nut had fallen off a balljoint, which then bounced up and down and took out the c.v. also. Hanawa was towed off the course. Just about as Hanawa broke, Smith lost half his power steering. A lap later he stopped for fuel and re-ported, "The suspension feels great -the steering's a *!#!" He was nause-ated as he sat waiting for fuel, but the sensation went away once he was moving again. (Maybe that's a genetic thing - his dad used to be horribly carsick while racing.) Meanwhile, one by one, the other cars came in to refuel, clean the mud off their goggles, change drivers or what have you. Tatsuya Ogihara, in one of the limited 4WD cars pulled off with a terribly clanking noise, and was in the pits for 23 minutes, while repairs were made. Meanwhile, Morimoto ran second, a lap down to Smith. The Pablos pulled back in again. About an hour and 20 minutes into the race the course was dry enough to make serious amounts of dust. Smith reported he was "getting into a rhythm", using the turning brake for the right turns and the steering wheel when he wanted to go left. Watanabe came in for a cool down. Because of his paralysis, his body doesn't cool itself adequately, and so, to prevent heat prostration, he got out and his crew put ice packs and cold towels on him while his co-driver took off in the truck. They were now leading the 4WD Unlimited class. The day had heated up, and the breeze had died down. Sato stopped because of a front flat, and while his crew changed the tire (no high-lift jacks in these pits) he OMl1◄524 Fuel Safe, 250 SE Timber Ave, Redmond OR Page 44 June 2008 climbed out of his car to enjoy an ice cream. His crew thought it was pretty funny. He has a windshield in his car, and was undoubtedly feeling over-heated also. About two hours into the race the team of Yasuhiro Yamashita and Takashi Yamada, who drive a Mini Mag, went out on the course for the first time. They'd been working to repair something all this time. The day before, in practice, they'd tossed a drive belt, but had a spare in their parts box. They run in the Limited Buggy class, and can some-times do quite well just by avoiding mechanical problems. This wasn't their weekend. Suddenly Smith was in the pit, for an unscheduled stop. The crew had noticed that a front wheel was be-coming more and more decambered, and wanted to see what was going on. It turned out that a tie rod had come loose as a bolt backed out. They tightened it up and sent him back out on the track. Simpson volun-teered to drive for a while to give Smith a break, but he said he was doing all right. Meanwhile, in the Japanese pits Morimoto, one of the top drivers, was in the pit and out of his car with his shoes off, suffering from let cramps. Apparently the heat was getting to him also. His crew sprayed some cooling something onto his legs, while others cleaned the mud off his half-windshield and out of his seat. Yamashita and Yamada's Mini Mag stalled on course for a while, but before it was an issue they re-started it, spewing smoke, moving for-ward, but not very quickly. As the race started to wind down, Smith had built a lead of about six · laps. It was a good thing, because as he went into the uphill left hairpin at the edge of the jungle, he lost his steer-ing and very nearly nosed down into the papaya trees and poinsettias. He braked hard, the car stopped mov-ing forward, but the rear end came around so he was parked crosswise on the course. The car was hot and wouldn't restart. As flagmen waved oncoming traffic around him he tried vainly to get it going again. Fi-nally the corner worker radioed for the rock-crawler tow vehicle, which tied on and towed him off, the long way around, so they weren't an ob-stacle on the course, nor were they short coursing. Midway around Smith bump-started the car, so he was cut loose and went back to rac-ing, after a quick stop in the pit for a fix of sorts. But he now had only a one lap lead. The steering on the car was still not easy. For the final few laps Smith had his fingers crossed figuratively, as he drove more sedately and hoped that the one-sided steering would not get any worse. He wanted to get to the finish. At the three hour mark the check-ered flag flew, and Smith was the over-all winner. He completed 98 laps in the time of 3:02:20. He said it had been "nothing but a struggle after the power steering broke." Morimoto fin-ished second, the only other car in the class to run the full three hours. In the 4WD Unlimited class it was Yuki Watanabe in first place, with 87 laps completed in the three hour time limit. In the Limited 4WD class the winner was the team of Kubo and Ogihara who completed 79 laps in thetimeof3:03:38. lnsecond itwas Ogihara and Shibano in their Daihatsu, with 72 laps done, and Tatsuya Ogihara was third, with 63 laps. Amauchi won the Limited Buggy class, with 96 laps completed in 3:03:20. Bill Windham, in an eld-erly buggy with a 1776cc VW motor, was second. He said he'd had no problems, but had 13 new blisters on his hands because his steering dampener had given out. Sato, who'd had the ice cream, was third, followed in by the Mini Mag, a very distant fourth. Second to Smith in the Unlim-ited Buggy class was Morimoto, who'd had the leg cramps. He was the only other one in that class to be running at the end of the three hours. The Guam Racing Federation was really pleased to have Smith repeat his father's success at the Smokin' Wheels event. It seemed fitting. The drifters and mud-boggers were still going at it. The finale of the weekend was a barbecue dinner and trophy pre-sentation for all the off road rac-ers and their crews. It was the per-fect way to end the weekend of rac-ing fun. -. Dusty Times

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FGaadricli BFGoodrich. Tires Gean Up for 2008 Cl:uunpi~nship Off-Road Radng Series After serving as the tire of choice for off-road champions during the 2007 Champion-ship Off-Road Racing (CORR) season, BFGoodrich Tires re-turns looking to continue its off-road supremacy in this ex-tremely competitive closed-Tires course series. BFGoodrich Tires teams won more races in 2007 than all other tire manu-facturers combined, taking home class championships in the Pro-4, Pro-2 and Single Buggy classes. "The demanding race con-ditions of the CORR series are ideal for us to demonstrate the capability of our off-road tires," said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing man-ager for BFGoodrich Tires. "The brand has been an active partner in the CORR series since its inception and we look forward to raising the bar in 2008." •Racett.dio& ,, Spettel' :Packages •ltlmd1ieldi1Ml9& y/}tol/Jteri 0 · Spott&f Bew,\ • llehaet Wiibttilnt.e • A11um:n:11ia ~ taae :j:;: m ,::: ~ ttl et • Forced Air Snell SA 2005 Helmets • G-Force • Pyrotec • Arai • Wired for Communication o l l B er • 105, 135, 150 & 235 CFMR;1.tings . • Filters & Hoses also available Many of CORR's most tal-ented drivers will again receive support from BFGoodrich Tires and help continue its il-lustrious streak of class wins. A few key BFGoodrich Tires drivers to watch this year in the Pro-4 and Pro-2 classes in-clude veteran off-road stal-warts Carl Renezeder and Johnny Greaves, who battled it out for the podium o n several occasions during the 2007 CORR season . Greaves took home seven victories in Pro-4 competition while Renezeder captured nine and thusly the Pro-4 championship. One of the most predomi-nant teams in off-road compe-tition, the Herbst brothers (Ed, Troy and Tim), are geared-up for greatness in 2008, plus Pro-2 champion, Jerry Whdchel, is driving for a new team and looking to de-fend his title while facing-off against Pro-2 runner-up Rob MacCachren, who took home five wins last season in Pro-2 and six Superbuggy victories. Another notable threat to the Pro-2 ranks includes 2007 World Series of Off-Road Rac-ing (WSORR) Pro-2 cham-pion, Scott Taylo r, who will be contending in the CORR series this season. Additionally, former Supercross and Motocross champion, Ricky Johnson, is also returning to wave the BFGoodrich Tires flag alongside his teammate Steve Barlow. Popular off-road competitors Alan Pflueger, Evan Evans, Bryce Menzie and Bruce Fraley will round out the formidable ros-• ·11\1lfef~ • 41 t/2~llon~~~ity • SCO~/ Bl'tD I FU Approvet • TapeteilDesig'JI.Jlrovide.s ln.erte.Md Grou'd<n~e & Ma:ximi,zw Usable Fuel OOMMTJ. TC 'f. Page 46 10816 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, GA 92071 611)..268·ltAGE (7223) · Fax 619-258-0883 · June 200s ter for BFGoodrich Tires in the highly competitive classes. The Pro Lite category will feature the off-road driving talent of multi-time champion, Jeff Kincaid and Rodrigo Ampudia Jr., who took home two victories in 2007 and will also field a Pro-2 entry. Final-izing the Pro Lite roster are Casey Currie and rock-crawl-ing champion, Shannon Campbell, who is launching into his rookie season in CORR racing amongst the off-road elite while pulling double duty in rock-crawling compe-tition. All of which are set for another intense racing season of high-flying, door-slamming action while driving for BFGoodrich Tires. Taking the numerous course set-ups and off-road, closed-course challenges into consid-eration, CORR Pro-4 and Pro-2 competitors will race on the BFGoodrich Tires Mud-Terrain T/ A™KR tire, while the Pro Lite drivers will race with the 13FGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T / ATM KM tire. Several competi-tors in the buggy classes will race on the BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/ A™ KMZ and All-Terrain T / A ®KO tires. All BFGoodrich off-road tires have evolved from the legend-ary BFGoodrich® Baja T/ A® tire which was the world's first ultra-high performance off-road tire, designed specifically for off-road competition with TriGard® Plus construction, containing three full nylon carcass plies plus an additional nylon sidewall ply for incred-ible protection against punc-tures. Fo r those who may be unfa-miliar, CORR off-road racing combines close, fender-to-fender racing on challenging closed-course off-road tracks across the western U.S. N ow in its eleventh year, the 2008 CORR season kicks off April 24 -28 in Los Angeles. Races will be televised on NBC and the SPEED Channel, check your local listings for dates and times. Using motorsports as a proving 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 rock-crawl-ing. BFGoodrich Tires com-bines technological expertise with vast motorsports experi-ence, delivering a high-perfor-mance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www. bfgood rich ti res .com. BFGoodrich Tires Ready to 'Krawl' to Gravity-Defying Limits in 2008 -with itsKrawler"'T/A«KX Tire Greenville, S.C. -April 16, 2008 -BFGoodrich Tires is once again gearing up for the 2008 W orld Extreme Rock Crawling Championships Dusty Times

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(W.E.ROCK) and Xtreme Rock Racing Association (XRRA) seasons while remaining poised for success. Since its introduc-tion five years ago, the BFGoodrich Tires Krawler™ T / A ®Kx tire has won more Rock Crawling, Rock Cross and Rock Racing events than all other tire manufacturers combined and it's no surprise BFGoodrich Tires supported teams are excited to return. They ended last year by trounc-ing the competition in Rock Cross and Rock Racing with an outstanding 31 combined wins. "We are very excited to rep-resent our racers in these se-ries' again," said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing man-ager for BFGoodrich Tires. "As proven over the past five years, BFGoodrich Tires' Krawler T / AKxtire, paired with the talent found in our supported driv-ers is the perfect recipe for suc-cess." The 2007 streak of wins for BFGoodrich Tires began dur-ing the XRRA Eastern division series where BFGoodrich Tires supported teams captured two victories and the Eastern Divi-sion championship title. On the West Coast, BFGoodrich Tires' drivers and teams took home three XRRA wins; two of which were won by Shannon Campbell. BFGoodrich Tires supremacy in XRRA competi-tion was solidified by Roger Lovell who took home the (single event) XRRA Champi-onship honors in Colorado Springs, Colo. Throughout the season, BFGoodrich Tires supported teams dominated in all three categories: Mod Stock, Pro Modified, and Un-limited by recording an impres-sive seven wins! The winning momentum continued into the 2007 W.E.ROCK series when BFGoodrich Tires drivers Derek West, Brian Errea, and Shannon Campbell took home wins all three categories at the (single event) W.E.ROCK Grand National Champion-ship. Prior to the Grand Na-tional championship event, the Western Pro Modified cat-egory was overrun as drivers Dean Bulloch, Jeff Mello, and Brad Lovell took home all the wins. The Unlimited category followed suit with Jason Paulie, Shannon Campbell, and Cody Wagonner sweeping the board. On the East Coast, Derek West brought BFGoodrich Tires the Mod Stock wins in all compe-t1t1ons with Shannon Campbell carrying the torch in the Unlimited category. BFGoodrich® tires also won all three classes at the UROC Rock Cross finals with Shan-non Campbell taking the Un-limited class trophy, Brad Lovell reigned supreme in the Pro Mod class and Richard "Buzz" Bronsema won in the stock class. In the end, BFGoodrich Tires collected a whopping 31 victories and 11 championships in Rock Cross and Rock Racing for 2007. Many of Rock Cross and Rock Racing's most talented drivers will again receive sup-port from BFGoodrich Tires in 2008 and help continue its illustrious streak of wins. A few key BFGoodrich Tires driv-ers to watch this year include popular Rock Sports standouts Dean Bulloch, Tracy Jordan, Brad and Roger Lovell, Jason Scherer and Sh-annon Campbell, who will also be making his CORR off-road racing debut in the Pro-Lite ranks. These drivers will be flanked with a stable of talent led by Jeff Mello and includes Jason Paulie, Brian Errea, Joachim Schweisow, Cody Wagonner, Derek West and the brother team of John and Nate Williams. While the drivers truly own the podium, it wouldn't be possible without the equip-ment. The "KX" in Krawler T / AKx tire translates to "Key Fea-ture: Xtreme," which describes the lengths BFGoodrich Tires went to in engineering the tire and the punishing, brutal and demanding terrain for which the tire was designed. The Krawler T/AKX tire boasts a specially formulated tri-poly-mer tread compound, tuned for exceptional traction and toughness, to help optimize grip and control, while large, deep lugs provide tremendous traction through rocks, mud and dirt. 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The BFGoodrich Tires Kr aw I er T / A KX tire a Is o worked flawlessly when UROC announced the drastic change in the switch of its main focus from Rock Crawling to the newly created sport of Rock Cross. This new motorsport features head to head compe-tition on a closed course rock and dirt track, encompassing all of the excitement of Supercross, with the adrenalin of Bull riding. Rock Cross is divided into three classes; Mod Stock, Pro Modified and Unlimited, with the top five competitors from each class moving on to the semifinals and thusly the main event. For the novice fan, the Mod Stock class uses n o larger than 35" tires, lift kits are allowed, but otherwise, Continued next page HONDA Power Equipment N It.ATC JIOM . 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••pre 1rv1n11 our Nata I Ra au, I FOR' a Ublio Inst ad 01 FROM Th Public" Cransman Jack •aunt Kil • Secure mounting platform for racecar, pre-runner or chase vehicle • Self-latching quick-release system locks the jack to the chassis • Spring-loaded quick-release mount secures the jack handle • Flat base increases the jack's footprint and prevents the jack from sinking in sand or silt Page 48 the vehicles are relatively stock. The Pro Modified class consists of vehicles that exceed the Mod Stock class require-ments, but still retain a stock frame and body, while the Unlimited class is comprised of everything e lse. The BFGoodrich Tires Krawler T / Lmea. Snyder Of ProComp Suspension, Elected New 0£ The Board Of 'The Off-road Businell8 Association (Orba) At the April meeting of ORBA's Board of Directors Loren Snyder was elected the new Chairman of the Board. Loren has not strayed from the off-road industry in the past 25 plus years and in 1989 was one of the original founders of AKXtire meets all the require-m ents for each class in Rock Cross competitio n. Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is invo lved in every type of rac-ing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, Pro Comp Suspension. Pro Comp is globally recognized as a leader in engineering, manu-facturing, marketing and wholesale distribution of sus-pension systems, shock absorb-ers and accessories for light trucks, SUVs and 4x4's. They are based in San Diego, Cali-fornia and operate with an em-ployee count upwards of 200 people. Along with Pro Comp being an ORBA member, they are active with other automo-tive and off-road associations such as SEMA, NTEA, ASA and others. Off-roading is a family af-fair and passion for the Snyder family. Loren and his wife of 24 years have raised their daughters in this sport. Taylor Nicole, Loren's youngest daughter, races in the rally and extreme rock-crawl-ing. BFGoodrich Tires com-bines techno logical expertise with vast motorsports experi-ence, delivering a high-perfor-mance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at www. bf good rich ti TrophyKart class in the CORR & MMR series. His oldest daughter Keli currently at-tends USC and in her spare time stays involved with the off-road industry assisting in mar-keting, events and publicity projects for several companies. "Along with my commitment to the business side of the sport o f off-roading, I had as well originally j oine d up with ORBA to assure families to-day, as well as future genera-tions, will have the best shot possible to continue enjoying the sport we love." Snyder then adds, "For me, it doesn't get any better than off-roading in the dunes, trail rides in Moab, or racing at a local track with family and friends. I look forward to continuing to work with ORBA manage-ment, my fellow board mem-bers and colleagues to assure our best chance of maintain-ing a strong industry and years of enjoyment to families who share in the same off-road pas-sion." Rocky Trevino, of Cycle Parts West, is the outgoing Chairman of the Board. Fred Wiley, Executive Director of O RBA, commented "I would like to thank Rocky for his hard work and dedication to this organization, especially the tireless hours he put in while planning and helping run our ORBA SuperShows." l'lred 0, 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 June 2008 Dusty Times

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Bala-BY ]JM OBER At a recent press confer-ence, the newly elected mayor of Ensenada, Oscar Escobedo, announced sweeping changes in law en-forcement and tourism procedures that should im-prove safety for those rac-ers, teams and tourists trav-eling to Baja for future events. By order of the also newly elected Governor of Baja Norte, Jose Milan, the cities of Ensenada and Tijuana have implemented the following: A new tourist assistance patrol run during daylight hours to combat police shakedowns of tourists on the toll roads leading from Tijauana to Ensenada and to help guide tourists who need help. This patrol runs mainly from Avenida Inter-national to the first toll-booth at Playas de Tijuana. A v1s1tor assistance hotline-dial 078 and an English speaking tourism person will help with any problems: car breakdown, police assistance, medical emergency, etc. This is available 24 hours a day, and more towers are being installed in areas of the major highways where there wasn't coverage before, such as south of El Rosario. The Green Angels assis-tance program (Baja equivalent of the Auto Club, but in this case, ev-ery tourist is a member) has been stepped up. These patrols have been in exist-ence for many years, and the men and women in these trucks know how to repair minor problems in just about any Baja vehicle. They also carry fuel and water for emergencies. There is also an emer-gency phone number of 066 which is available for any tourists phone, regardless of the phone carrier you may have. You can also use 911 for emergencies. An improved, state of the art video surveillance system keeps track of all major tourist areas in Ensenada and an addi-tional 50 cameras should be on line to keep an eye on parking lot areas and on the main drag in front of the Convention Center. Tourism officials have asked Sal Fish what areas of the race course need se-curity, and as soon as the 500 course is finalized, re-quests for police and mili-tary to man certain areas KING ----------0 FF· RO ft 0 RACING SHOCKS Dusty Times will go out. In particular, checkpoints and highway road crossing will get extra attention for security. The government of Baja has printed up millions of 'Safety Tip" brochures and volunteers are giving these out at the International Border. You can request these from the tourism de-partment for each of your team members by calling (664) 973-0424, or going on line to and see the info there. Lots of good tips including what the range of fines are for in different cities traffic infractions A very important note for racers: the major roads are now being patrolled by the Federal Police, and no other agency has juristiction on these roads. They all have new dark blue Nissan Sentras and they are all identified by large "Policia Federal" in White letters on the doors. l2._Q not pull over for anything else, especially unmarked u.r..s.l As a last tip form the Tou-rism folks down there is" Don't travel at night if you don't have to, and if you do, do it in a convoy with radio communications with each other. In Baja, a little common sense goes a long way, and remember, we are guests when we are at a Baja race. June 2008 PDnv Express ... --Original Message --John Calvin Subject: New Proposal re: Nellis Dunes/ County Backed Down!!! Good Morning John, Just wanted to thank you for the awesome coverage of the Cl-ark County's Land Grab in your Dusty Times. You were very instrumen-tal in helping us achieve a su-per outcome. Still some ground to cover working with the government. Because of all the letters and emails and US Mailings by the OHV Community sent to all the Nevada Senators, Congressmen and County Commissioners, we were heard and Clark County Backed Down! The new proposal, given to Don Wall of SNORE, also representing other OHV or-ganizations, and the BLM, due to the short notice of the meeting, the Clark County offered the following proposal, which on it's face value, seemed to be a win-win situation and was also agreed to by the BLM. Further meet-ings including an advisory committee made up of OHV representatives and the BLM, and the County Commission-ers will work to create the following proposal: (J)BEAR 1. An additional 1000 acres will be added to the east side of Nellis Dunt.:s to make it approximately 11,141 acres. 2. Clark County wants 1000 acres along Las Vegas Blvd. North, for their Motorsports Park (primarily motorcycle tracks). 3. 10,000+-acres of Nellis Dunes will remain un-der the control and manage-ment of the BLM/Dept. of Interior. and stay the same as it is now. 4. The Clark County and OHV representatives led by Don Wall, President of SNORE, and BLM will also be asking Congress to create a bill to Federally Protect Nellis Dunes as an OHV Rec-reational Area. To those of you who went to the BLM meetings, sent letters, signed BLM comment sheets at the Battle of Primm race and fought to save Nellis Dunes, Mother Nature's gift for our future children and grandchildren, the OHV community extends to you a big "THANK YOU". A small volunteer organi-zation reminds you that you can fight the giants and win. Robert Wandel of BLM said, "This proposaf will benefit the OHV Community and the timing is right." Page 51

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To achieve the highest quality in your photograph you should not provide Xerox copies, photo prints in lea tbaa tiOOdp1 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. I ClasslRad ••• 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 for informa-tion before purchase of any ·f t 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 ad-justable 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 GPR Icom, 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, contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim@ (480) 894-1286. FOR SALE: 2006 race/play Rhino, chromoly cage, tig welded. HCR, Fuel Cell, PWR, Spa!, Mikuni, KMS, GPS, Beadlocks, Race radio/inter-com, 4 bodies, Multiple spares/ tires, BITD/SCORE legal. Over $50,000.00 invested selling $25,000.00. (602) 571-6222 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: Foddrill 12/ 10, 1835 FAT Plenum motor dry sumped w/dual CompuFire, Mendeola sequential 5 speed w/indicator by Dave Folts, CNC, turning brake w/ bias ad-juster, Lightened 934 CV's, Kings done by Webber-3 front bypass, 5 rear bypass, Mastercraft w/adjustable driv-ers· 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, Alumi-num light bar, Prepped by PBW. Contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim (480) 894-1286. " FOR SALE: Own the leg-endary Great Candy Cane! Great Sportsman car. 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r FOR SALE: 1973 Ford F-100 PreRunner Project. Calif. Smog exempt Smallblock 302 Edelbrock Headman 650 cfm, Howe PS, Remote Res, Custom Beams Brackets Radius arms, 9" fully trussed National Springs Custom front rear bumpers, Rally lights, Mastercraft, ArtCarr Custom dash Autometer Earls 35 BFG, Spare Smallblock c-6 Rotors, big studs Whells new 07 silver paint. Must see. $11,500.00. 858-442-1516 Bryan. 2006 Jimco Dominator,,400 in. LSl-Redline, Mendeola HD 4, 25" front travel, 27" rear travel, size 30 cv's with sliding axle, TT CNC front hubs, TT rear hubs, Beard, Crow, Fuel Safe 80 gallon tank, BTW wheels, Toyo tires, All spares and a possible parts deal, $145,000.00 OBO, Jeff Quinn/McKenzies, 807 E. Orangethorpe, Anaheim, CA 92801, (714) 815-8466. FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. 2006 Foddrill 3-4 seat street le-gal Registered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/ con-verter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, VDO, Howe, WR cool-ers, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and brakes, Roof rack w/light bar, ·Race radio w/carbon fiber head sets, XM radio w/external speakers, GPS, ODO shows 546 miscarbon fiber dash, wind-shield, a set of spare tires w/ wheels, a set of sand tires w/ wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $119,000.00 Negotiable. Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 afuen tes@fuen tes 7 .com. mx. 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: 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. $11,000.00 OBO. (909) 863-1439. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat race car, SCORE Tagged, 440 HP LS2, Fortin Wide gear 4 speed, King Shocks, 110W race radio, Avcomm inter-com, IRC mount and an-tenna, UMI Filters, Pro-Am Hubs, 35 spline axles, 6 Hella HID, driver controlled light bar, 7" GPS, 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. $99,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Class 1/1500 Race Car, SCORE Tagged, Race Ready, LS 1, S4, King Shocks, Bumps, ProAm Hubs & Brakes, UMP, PWR Cooler, CNC, Howe, Mastercraft, Race Radio & Intercom, Light Bar, 42 Gallon Cell, 37" BFG's, AZ Street legal & Much More. $125,000.00 Spare package, trailer, Prerunner & Etc. A lso Available. Call Dan (480) 688-7646 or email at G.JJ...n..: 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 on 40" Maxxis $300,000.00 Call (602) 421-c:::::, c:::, IV i-,-,=:c:::, ~ c;;; E=-r -,-c:::, E3 LI ,::2 ,::2 c:::, ~-,-~ c:::::, '-"El=~..,.., E3 El=~ E3 -rl-lE= Dusty Times VVI-I c:::, #CE= El= ,::2 ~ El= ,::2C:::, ~-,-I IV C3 -,-,-, El= C:::, ,=:,=: ~ C:::,~ C:::::, IV El= VVE:31 June 2008 LAND FOR SALE: ACREAGE FOR SALE: 20 Acres of pine trees and Joshua, high up in the Tehachapi Mountains. Nestled within the borders of a huge ranch, locked gates ensure your pri-vacy. Two building pads exist with view of the entire Ante-lope Valley. 70 minutes from the San Fernando Valley. Call Don at 661-268-1644. 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) or $2,300.00 per month not in sea-son. Call (760) 345-6124. INDLl TO AD\lb.Q. Tl.:>b.12..:> All Road Communications ....................... 37 Baker Precision Racing Products ............. 58 BORE Jackpot 225 .................................. 45 BTR Racing Wheels ................................ 36 Butch's Speed Shop ................................ 51 Competition Air Systems ........................ 25 CORR ........................................ Back Cover Coyne Motorsports ................................. 47 Fabtech Dirt Logic Shocks ....................... 38 Fortin T ransaxles ...................................... 4 Fox Racing Shox ..................................... 31 Fuel Safe Racing Cells/Custom Works ...... 44 Kar Tek Off Road .................................... 29 Kawaguchi Honda .................................. 47 KCHilites ................................................ 2 King Shock Technology ........................... 50 Mastercraft Seats .................................. 15 McKenzie's Performance Products .......... 23 Mesa Hose ............................................. 27 Mendeola Transaxles .............................. 30 Mojave Desert Racing ............................. 33 Nevada Off Road Buggy .......................... 32 Off Road Warehouse ............................... 31 Pacific Customs ....... ............ ............ ....... 43 Parker Pumper 11-Cel Harness ................. 35 PCI Race Radios ..... ....... ............ ......... ...... 5 Premium Power Welders ........................ 19 Prowire Motorsport Electrics .................. 16 Pull Pall ................................................. 19 Race Prep Services ................................. 40 Racer X Motorsports ............................... 46 Race Ready Products .............................. 40 Robby Gordon Off Road ........................... 50 Ronco Plastics ........................................ 42 Sakata Motorsport Electronics ................ 41 SCORE International ............................... 14 Simpson 03 Restraint ............................ 28 Skyjacker Suspensions ........................... 24 Soltek Light Systems .............................. 27 Specialty Products Design ....................... 12 Staats Racing ........................................... 9 Stewart Raceworks ............................... 48 Swift Springs ......................................... 39 T ransaxle Engineering ............................ 11 Vision X Off Road Lighting ....................... 34 VP Racing Fuels ...................................... 10 Web Cam Racing Cams ........................... 22 Page 59

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