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2008 Volume 25 Number 9 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 25 -Number 9 September 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 Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham ~ rl.0.H.K -..---=-... --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. DUSTI TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY 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 ... Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson ran their Coors Light car in the 1983 Fireworks 250, they're seen here before darkness fell. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If ',QU wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self.addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8x 10 will be considered. In TIiis Is-... FEATURES CORR At Chula Vista by Judy Smith ............................................................... 8 Rally Of Turkey by Marcin Holmes ............................................................. 16 WSORR At Crandon by] Preston Bradshaw ............................................. 20 CODE VW Autopartes by Byrle Moore ..................................................... 24 MDR Coyote Wash 200 by] Preston Bradshaw .............................................. 32 WSORR At Bark River by] Preston Bradshaw ............................................... 38 MDR 400 by steve Ruddick ............................................................................... 42 MORE Trail Glow Freedom 259 by Steve Ruddick ....................................... 45 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................................. 5 Trail Notes ................................................................................................... 6 Baja Pits by Sr. Chupacabra ........................................................................ 54 Good Stuff Di_rectory ............................................................................... 52 Classified Ads ........................................................................................... 58 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................ 59 ON TN■ Cov■• Bryan Freeman has done well in the desert races and it looks like he will do very well in the short course races, Bryan has won 7 of 8 Single Buggy races in Corr this season, seen here at Chula Vista. Photo by Art Eugenio - Track.side Photo Andy McMillin, obviously a chip off the ol' block, flew his really good looking truck to the win in Class 1 as well as the overall win at the MDR Coyote Wash race in mid June. Photo by Nick Sexton - Photo by Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at cSubscr.ibe ?oda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRYII □ 1 year -$25.00 □ 2 years -$40.00 □ 3 years -$55.00 (to subscribe online go to □ NEW □ RENEWAL Name _____________________ _ Address ----------------------City ____________________ _ State ______________ Zip ______ _ Primary Interest I Cara O Trucks O Motorcycles 0 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 September 2008 Page 3

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Tfllll Notes ... FNAL FLAG -We are sad to report the passing of Barb Schultz, long time friend of ours and a long time friend of off road acing. Barb produced the SODA Newsletter for many years, did a bunch of work for Dusty Times way back when and was always found at the track cheering on Ed Schultz and her daughters Heidi and Robin. She passed away on the 16th of July, a heart attack being the culprit. Barb was a good soul with a zest for life and she will be sorely missed by her family and all of her friends. Go With God. BEST IN THE D ESERT -Casey Folks, Director of Best in the Desert, announced that the popular "King of the Desert" award, for the racer with the fastest overall miles per hour for the entire Best in the Desert Series, is now sponsored by KC HiLites. Folks said, "I am excited to announce the sponsorship of the "King of the Desert" award by KC Hi lites. KC is a major leader in off-road lighting, plus a major sponsor of our series, and we appreciate them stepping up to sponsor this award. The winner of this award not only gets $1,000, but also an awesome trophy showing off their achievement." Michael DeHaas, president and owner of KC, commented, "KC Hilites is the premier producer of off-road lighting, and we are proud to sponsor the "King of the Desert" award. As a long-time supporter of off-road racing, we saw this as an ·opportunity to give back to the racers that support us. Last year, Curt LeDuc won the award and is currently a KC sponsored vehicle. We'll see who takes home the $1,000 this year!" For information on the "King of the Desert" award, please contact KC's racing director at 928 635 2607, or Casey Folks at Best in the Desert Racing organization at 702/457-5775. ROD H ALL N EWS -Midway through an incredibly successful 2008 race season. To date, the teams have entered five races, capturing nine wins and 14 podium finishes. Still the man to beat, Rod broke another record at the Baja 500, breaking his previous tie with Ivan Stewart for a total of 18 Class Baja 500 wins. Currently, the Halls continue to dominate the chase for Championship points. Rod and Chad are leading the SCORE Points Championship in the Mini-Stock and the Full-Stock classes. In Best In The Desert's Silver State Championships, Chad leads the 4100 Class, Josh leads the 8100 Class and Rod is tied for first in 3100. Five races remain in the season, including the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November. Next on the race schedule is the TSCO Vegas To Reno, August 21-23, known as the longest off road race in the U.S. RHR will field four trucks with Emily Miller driving the yellow H2, in addition to the H3, H3 Alpha and the H2 SUT. Fans and friends can follow the race action by logging on to Live tracking, updated race biogs throughout the race and follow-up photos and videos are available online. Do you have a great photo that includes our team or trucks? Submit it to and you could win an official team shirt and hat. Photos will be posted on and winners selected at the Primm race September 6 . Please feel free to contact the team at CORR AT CHULA VISTA -They were out in force just north of the border late in July. It was a good turnout and there was racin' for all! Here's the first two places in each class. Pro 4 -Carl Renezeder won on Saturday, Johnny Greaves was second, Scott Douglas won on Sunday, Rick Huseman was second. Pro 2 -Carl Renezeder won Saturday and Sunday. Jerry Whelchel was second on Saturday and Rob MacCachren was second on Sunday. Pro Lite -Robert Naughton won on Saturday, Bryce Menzies was second. Bryce Menzies won on Sunday, Garit Wallace was second. Pro Buggy -Mike Porter won on Saturday, Greg George was second. Doug Fortin won on Sunday, Larry Foddrill was second. Single Buggy -Bryan Freeman won both days, Curt Geer was second on Saturday, Brock Krahenbuhl was second on Sunday. Kart Jr 2 -Geoffrey Cooley won on Saturday, Scott Casey was second. Joe Granatelli won on Sunday, Taylor Snyder was second. Kart Jr 1 -Miles Cheek won both days, Brock Heger was second-on Saturday, Shelby Anderson was second on Sunday. UTV -Chad George won both days, Todd Arthur was second both days. See the full story on page 8 . BAJA CUP CHALLENGE -The fifth annual Baja Cup Challenge will set sail on December 6, 2008 at beautiful downtown Glen Helen Raceway. Runing on a 3+ mile course specifically laid out for desert cars and trucks. 1st race - Baja ProTrucks race for two hours, 2nd race Vz-1600, Pilots, TT, Class 1, Class 8, Class 10 run for two hours. 3rd race -schedule and classes to be announced. Races 1 & 2 have a two hour duration, 2 pit stops are required with a minimum of 1 tire change each. For more information call Glen Helen Raceway at 909-384-9342. Page 6 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 E.AsmtN 0FF-R.oAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 'f.NsF.NADA BAJA Off RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 0ll-52-046-1818989 Eusio 011-52-046-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles &TERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 01 l-52-646-176-0230 FORDA 'FLoRJDA ()pp ROAD DluvER's ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Nov at Davidson Raceway FuoPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579.{il 51 FAX GORRA GEORGIA ()pp ROAD RACING AssOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT Pl.ANES OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION TIM HODGE (402) 991-0048 ScOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (A!! races are short course, stadium style Classes -Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Qt<ads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH Pl..AINs ()pp RoAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #8 ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-2371 JEEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-033-1724 Al! races for ]eepspee:&1.2 & 3 K.AMLooPS ()pp ROAD RACING Wl.aia ' Pines Sparta & t:::ti.on Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0mtoADExP0 (626) 961-3782 <> <> LI.T.R.E. }'tFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 ; }IM ARllfA (408) 247-4402 MAMAfuuTA ()pp ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MlcmGAN BuGGY Bun.oERs Dune Buggy Trade Sb.ow (517) 543-7214 September 2008 t r <> CI.ASS REP. -9 & UNLID. MlcmGAN OFF RoAD MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 CliAMPIONSIIlPS OurLAwREP. M. T .B. Enterprises Inc. DON PONDER 15529 }ONES ROAD (314) 631-8190 GRAND LEDGE, ML48837 (AU Races at Wheeli!!li_ in the Coun£): 900 A=) (517) 627-0200 Omo OFF RoADERS INc. Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. MAORA NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 MID-AMERICA }IM KENDEL ()pp ROAD AssOCIATION (216) 339-4674 P.O. Box664 A!! races held at Harrison GREENUP, IL 62428 Coun!J'. Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio (217) 962-1318 ONTARIO ()pp ROAD E-MAIL: RACERS AssOCIATION <> RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS September 13-14, 2008 (519)-081-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Short Course & Enduro Series Union County Speedway Oun.Aw SEVEN PICKUP Liberty, IN 9269 UMMELMAN October 11-12, 2008 ST. LOUIS, MO 63123 Short Course Series & (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 The 2008 Maora Fa!! Classic Lincoln Trail Motorsporcs Park PACE MOTOR SPORTS November 1-2, 2008 U.S. OH Road Cluunpi.oDBbip No Points Charity Race 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE Location to be announced AURORA, IL 60504 MDR PRODUCTIONS (630) 566-0100 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE <> SourH EL MONTE, CA 91733 PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE 626-442-9320/FAX626-579.{i051 RACING California ChampioDBbip SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY September 27, 2008 313 SKYLINE DRIVE Lucerne 250 SMITHTON, PA. 15479 Lucerne Valley "B" MIKE GEISER 330-083-0263 November 8, 2008 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B" Short Course Offroad Racing Supenti.ti.on Championabip Al! Races At Smithton Hole Raceway December 31, 2008 PncES PEAK Bud Light Dash P.O. Box 6962 M.O.R.E. COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING (719) 685-4400 ENnruSIASTS PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS P.O. Box 1231 ()pp ROAD RACING BARSTOW, CA 92312 CHATSWORTH, NJ 760-253-4453 (856) 875-7591 MOREKARTEK PRo 1600 SHoOTour Off Road Gold Ct<p Series COREY GOIN September 12-14, 2008 559-047-0132 December 5-7, 2008 GOINRAClN@HOTMAIL.COM MSBA PRoTuuCK MlcmGAN SPORT BuGGY 14402 BoND COURT ASSOCIATION EL CAJON, CA 92021 DAVE BARRET 619-390-0252 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. .J PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS FUNT, ML 48506 P.O. Box 50 (810) 730-9221 RICKETTS, IA 51460 MoroWF.ST WINTER 1'RIALs SFJUF.S (712) 679-2221 BILL MARKHAM RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL (909) 860-1857 CliAMPIONSlllP SERIES <> A!l events at Perris Raceway 2008 Rally America National (At Reed Valley with a school) Cbampiombip Series Schedule September13-14,2008 N ATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. Rally Colorado RT. #l - Box 380 Steamboat Springs, CO DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN October 17-18, 2008 PALATKA, FL 32177 Lake Superior Performance Rally (904) 325-5422 Houghton, MI NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK AssN. RALLYCROSS NATIONAL SERIES Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-EVENTS tiom Eastern Stares Cluunpi.ombip 1404 EAST 3RD STREET Central Stares Cb.ampioDBbip HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 Western States Cham(!_ionshif!. (612) 437-2459 ROCK CRAWLERS AssOCIATION NOORA OFAMmucA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD P.O. Box 1406 RACING AssN. RIVERTON, UT 84065 GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 E-MAIL SAN Dn!Go SHORT CoURSE <> WINTERNATIONALS Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 A New Series by Snowbird Off Road Racing minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) Pro Trucks, Desert Trucks, Buggies, (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Pilots, Tough Truck Spring Valley) <> (858) 571-5088 ()pp ROAD ExPO SAN Dn!Go OFF RoAD ExrosmoN SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380..3890 (888) 836 7918 MEGHAN@sPINPR.COM SCCA RoADRALLY October 3-5, 2008 P.O. 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23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., Sum A CAlABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/ FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> September S-6, 2008 13th SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 Primm, Nevada November 19-22, 2008 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Baja California, Mexico • select classes, closed-course event SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA ()pp RoAD ENnrusIASTS P.O. Box 270516 lAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 October 3-5, 2008 SNORE 250 November 14-161 2008 SoNs OF Tummm 4WHEELERS RACE DtYlSION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SoUI'HEASTERN ()pp RoAD CHAilENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore• (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPoRTS EXPo MEGA PRonucnoNS 3129 s. HACIENQA. BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SoUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING AssoclATION & BoNNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT CoURSE OFF RoAD RACING AssN. 4305 WOOTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at EastbaJ RacewaJ, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) Lm. P.O. Box 706 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/ FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY ()pp ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (775) 224-1327 All events for the VORRA 2008 season have current!) been cancelled. Check their website, above, for additional information, if anJ. Augwt30-Sept 1, 2008 Yerington 250 Yerington, NV October 4-5, 2008 Prairie City, CA October 25-26, 2008 Prairie City, CA VICENTEGUERRERO OFF RoAD Cum PRoro. CENOYlo GAMBOA 0l 1-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN ()pp ROAD RACING AssOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGu1RE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MoroRSPORTS 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> Dusty Times F:INAL FLAG -We were devastated to hear of the pass ing of Ronni Lou Carter, beloved daughter of Ron and Raina Carter. Ronni was only 19 years of age when she passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family. Ronni is survived by her parents, 2 sisters., 3 nephews, 2 nieces, a grandmother, aunts and uncles and many cousins. Rest in peace Ronni. MENZIES MOTORSPORTS - Menzies Motors ports of Las Vegas, quickly becoming known as the 'Big Red Machine', continues to lead the point standings in three of the four classes it competes in this year midway through the 16-race 2008 Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) short-course series. Rob MacCachren, who leads the all-Las Vegas six-driver, seven-vehicle team with 67 career CORR class race wins, is at the top of the leaderboard in both the Pro-2 and the Pro Buggy divisions while teammate Bryan Freeman has been nearly untouchable in leading the Single Buggy class so far in 2008. As a team, Menzies Motorsports now has 15 individual race wins and 20 total podium finishes. through the first eight races of the 2008 CORR Series season. Winning three of the eight races so far in 2008 and finishing second and third in two others, MacCachren has 747 points to lead Pro-2 in the No. 21 Rock Star Ford F-150 while in Pro Buggy, where he has four wins and two seconds, he has 783 points in the No. 921 BFG Tires Honda-powered AlumiCraft open wheel desert race car. MacCachren, a three-time AARWBA All-America motorsports team selection, has finished fourth, sixth and 18th in the other three Pro-2 races so far this season and 10th and sixth in the two other Pro Buggy races. Freeman, a third-generation desert racer, has won seven of eight races in Single Buggy, with 845 points after sweeping both races in Chula Vista in the No. 307 Nevada Off-Road Buggy Fraley-VW. He has also been the fastest qualifier WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN ()pp ROAD FEsTlv AL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 WoRID SERIES OF OFF RoAD RACING P.O. Box 99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 FIA WoRID RALLY CliAMPIONSIIlP XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/ (520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL. INSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 September 6, 2008 Cocodrilos Poker Run Famil) Ride October 12, 2008 ZR Grand Prix #5 Motorcycle & Quad Race November 30, 2008 ZR Gran Prix De Campeones #6 Motorcycle & Quad Race List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES &ee. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2008-2009 schedules as soon as possible for listing in this col-umn; it could bring, you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: 20761 Plipnmer St., Cb.atswortli, CA 91 J 11-5003 September 2008 in seven of eight races so far in 2008. MacCachren and Freeman's Menzies Motorsports teammates, who are also all from Las Vegas, and their current positions in the 2008 CORR points are: Bruce Fraley (9th, Pro Lite, No. 12 MSD Ford Ranger), Bryce Menzies, team owner Steve Menzies' son who sat out Round 4 with a neck injury (11th, Pro Lite, No. 7 Fox Shox Ford Ranger), Larry Job (6th, Pro Buggy, No. 907 MasterCraft AlumiCraft-Honda) and Brock Krahenbuhl, Steve Menzies' son-in-law who has three third place and two second-place finishes so far this year (3rd, Single Buggy, No. 312 KMC Fraley). While Freeman won both of his Single Buggy races in Chula Vista last weekend, Menzies had a break-through weekend with a second and his first victory in Pro Lite. His best finish in six previous races had been two sixths during the opening weekend in Pomona. "Menzies Motorsports has produced an incredible report card for its first semester, but the school year is only half over and this is our first year together in the school of CORR," said MacCachren, who also splits driving in the No. 1 Rockstar/Makita Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck in the SCORE Desert Series. "We aren't surprising people any more, and last weekend's performance by Bryce Menzies was nothing short of incredible, considering he is a rookie in a class of grizzled veterans and yet he finished second Saturday and then won on Sunday." With plans to expand the fleet of race vehicles even more in the near future, Menzies Motorsports is based out of a state-of-the-art 31,000-square foot race shop in southwest Las Vegas and the new team also has a test facility with a one-mile track southeast of Las Vegas which is laid out nearly identically to course at the Las Vegas International Off-Road Raceway in Primm, Nev. Owned by Las Vegas contractor Steve Menzies, the team is making a major impact despite being only in its second season overall and first year with more than two drivers. BEST IN THE DESERT -Casey Folks, Director of Best in the Desert, announced that Banks Power has been named as the "Official Power System" of the Best in the Desert series starting with the 2009 season. Folks made the announcement today, leading up to tbe longest race of the year, the Best in the Desert TSCO "Vegas to Reno" event, August 21-24, 2008. Folks said, "I am excited to announce this new sponsorship with Banks Power. The Best in the Desert Series is an ideal venue for Banks to showcase their vehicle power and fuel efficiency products, and take advantage of the opportunities our series offers." Gale Banks, founder of Banks, commented, "Banks Power is proud to be the premier producer of power and fuel eco nomy systems for gas and diesel trucks and motorhomes. At Banks we know the connection between Banks and off-road racing is a perfect fit. What better place to show our product's performance than in the throes of hard-charging, off road racing. Being associated with these personable drivers, and the teams that support them, will o nly enhance our reputation." Folks continued, "We welcome Gale Banks and all the people at Banks Power on-board to join our other elite official sponsors, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship." SNORE/KC HILITES MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - No less than 121 cars and trucks gathered at the Herbst Boys Buffalo Bills Hotel and C as ino to run the night race, a 50 mile course with most contestants running five laps. There were 121 vehicles entered and 63 of them made it to the finish line, a 52% finishing rate. Cameron Steele took the Unlimited Truck win as well as the overall, TJ Flores was the Class 1 winner, CJ Hutchins took Class 10, Rob Fiege was the Class 12 winner, Jay Shain took the 1600 honors, Curt LeDuc took Class 8, Marc Marmon was the Class 18 winner, Richard Glaszczak took Class 5/ 1600, Brandon Hughes was the Class 9 winner, Wesley Stephens won Class 15, Tracy Fuller captured Class 13, Joe Stone took Class 7, Louis Chamberland was the Trophylite champion, Greg Hempel was the Mini Metal champ, Tyler Casoria took Class 7S, Eric Ludian won Class 1450 and Jeremy Altman took the Stock Bug win. A complete story and loads of pictures will appear in the next issue of Dusty Times. Page7

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CHULA VISTA N/Wrl•T Full Hausa At Chula Vista Bryan Freeman took his sixth and seventh win in Single Buggy at Chula Vista, Bryan, out of the Menzies Stable is really on a roll. CORR RACES PACK 'EM IN The fourth weekend of the 2008 CORR season ran at The Quarry in Chula Vista, and even though it was being televised live, the stands were full to the brim in perfect beach weather. With live shows on Speed and NBC, CORR had a crisis of sorts on its hands. It was absolutely essential that everything run on time for the television crews, and CORR hasn't really found that easy to do. Typically they've run anywhere from twenty minutes to over an hour behind their own schedule, and for the most part no one has seemed to care. But this time, with the pressure of the TV crews creating incentive, everything went according to schedule, or close enough as to be unnoticeable. The Quarry itself seemed very little different since the last set of races held there, except for some reorganization of parking spaces. Parking is still their big problem, with folks having to leave their cars in a shopping center parking lot about a mile away and hop a "shuttle bus" to the gates of the track. After that they've still got a ten minute walk to the grandstands, but at least they're in the pits and in the midst of the concessionaires. This is not an event for the weak of spirit. One .--~"""'=,,,,,-....,.=-"""''JZ7E7'.:IFT,'::--=,,., It was a strange weekend for Robert Naughton, he took the Pro Lite win on Saturday in his Ford but was back in 26th place on Sunday. needs to make an effort to get in to see the racing. But enough fans thought it was worth the effort, and Saturday's attendance was announced at 13,500, which filled the stands. Sunday's attendance wasn't announced, but the stands appeared to be equally well filled. Mother Nature cooperated and the weather was marvelous. Indeed, up in the dark recesses of the media area at the top of the stands, it was cool enough for light jackets. Clear sun and light breezes made it the best weather weekend of 2008. The schedule called for a full set of races each day. That is, Single Buggy, Pro Buggy, Pro Lite, Pro 2, Pro 4 and UTVs each had "main" events after a session of practice and qualifying. Interspersed midst the bigger veh ides there were heats for the various classes of Trophy Karts, which use an abbreviated section of the race course. All the others use the full eight-tenths of a mile. The course has either five or seven turns, (depending on how one counts a couple of them), some stutter bumps, and one humongous long downhill that works as a jump. It looks about like the old "peristyle jump" at the Coliseum in the Mickey Thompson days. The vehicles are off the ground for a long, lo ng time, and landing wrong can Carl Renezeder, Ford, took a first and a third place finish in Pro 4, he leads the points but only by one point. bring disaster. But, they're not really far off the ground at any point, because they sort of float down parallel with the slope of the hill. Very exciting stuff for the spectators. At the base of that hill there's a sharp right turn into a sharp left turn, with K-rail on one side and big dirt berm on the other. It's an area that jams up every now and then, bringing out yellow flags. The dirt at the quarry is not as fine and silty as at the Primm track, so the dust is not as big a problem. Add to that the fact that the weather was relatively cool, and the air was humid, and the dust problem was not a big issue for this weekend. Also, the CORR folks have added the sticky goop to it that helps keep it from blowing around. Late Friday afternoon there was practice and qualifying. In the Pro 4 group the water trucks came out midway through the qualifying, and that brought on an uproar about it being unfair to the next group in that class still waiting to qualify. The water trucks, apparently there because of a miscommunication, quickly pulled off, having watered only a short section of the course. And then, as it turned out Scott Douglas, who was in that group, got the second fastest qualifying time, so it was apparently not as crucial at Chula Vista as it might have been at Pomona or Primm. The wetness or dryness of the track during qualifying has been a bone of contention all this season. If the racer has to qualify on a freshly watered track it's slippery and his time suffers. All the drivers in the first group to go out are perceived as getting a bad deal because the slippery track makes it hard to qualify well. Subsequent batches of drivers get a better, and then still better track condition, leading to better times. Or so the pundits say. This track had four moguls in the last turn, which leads to the front straight. For the trucks they were a set of double "doubles", and as they landed off the second double the drivers would already have the truck aimed way left, so it would be a straight shot into the front straight. It could be hairy if the driver didn't get it right, but for the trucks it wasn't too difficult. For-the Pro Buggies it wasn't quite so easy, and watching them practice on Friday afternoon was entertaining and a little unnerving at times. Scott Peterson, Larry Foddrill, Greg George, and Rob MacCachren got it figured out early, but some of the others had a hard time, especially since it had been watered and if they got too far to the right, where it was slippery, their momentum would take them over into the wall. A couple of front ends got torn up when that happened. The UTVs started the program on Saturday, with 25 of them on the track. Chad George moved into the lead by lap three in his new Kawasaki, and then stayed there. Robert VanBeekum ' and Todd Arthur battled for second place. At the finish it was George, who'd developed a good lead, taking the win, with Arthur in second place. Van Beekum was third, and there were still another 14 UTVs on the lead lap. When the UTVs came back on Sunday Dan Kelly and Todd Arthur battled for the lead, while Chad George closed up on them from third place. Arthur led from lap three through lap seven, but then George, who'd been running side-by-side with him for most of the lap, took a bump in Turn 4 that sent him sideways into Arthur, and knocked Arthur into the soft dirt at the edge of the turn. That allowed George to move to the front, and there wasn't time enough to Arthur to catch him again. George got the win, and Arthur was second. The Single Buggies were the second event on Saturday, with Johnny Greaves wasn't the happiest guy at Chula Vista, he took Rob MacCachren took a third and a second place finish in the Pro In the Pro Buggy fracas, it was Greg George taking a second and a 22nd place finish, Greg sits 22nd in the point race. a second and a ninth place finish in Pro 4 in his Toyota. 2 category, Rob leads the point race in his Ford. Page a September 2008 Dusty Times ,I I I

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It was a second and an eighth place finish for Curt Geer in the Todd Arthur took a pair of second place finishes in the UTV Todd LeDuc raced to a fourth and a third place finish in Pro 2, he's third in points, seen here in his Ford. Single Buggy contests, he sits second in the point race. contests, he is currently first in the Class point race. 20 cars taking the green flag. For they finally waved the green again, well in these events, finished 22"'. this group they'd inverted the top everything stayed pretty much the It seems that on lap four or five ten qualifiers, putting Rick same. his brother, Cory, tried to pass Gutierrez and Rick Greener on Freeman led to the finish but him and Chris didn't know he the front row, and Bryan Geer moved up to second on the was there. They hit, Chris got a FreemanandJeffKnuppbackin ninthlap. Hewaspartofapack flat, and Cory rolled over, row five. The start was a good of six cars that ran very close landing on his wheels. Cory went one, and Greener jumped into together clear to the end of the on to finish about ten positions thelead,withFreemansecondby race. Rino Navarra's car aheadofChris. the end of the first lap. Curt developed problems, but he kept The Sunday Single Buggy Geer ran third. Freeman went moving along, albeit slowly. Billy event featured 30 cars, and they into the lead in Turn 4, the right McCool was having trouble with got off to a good start. Curt Geer hander at the bottom of the big his car popping out of gear. On had the early lead, with Brock hill, on the second lap. Greener the tenth lap there was a Krahenbuhl in second place and was second, and Geer held on to momentary glitch as a couple of Kyle Quinn in third. Jeff Knupp third. cars got stuck on the Turn 1 hill, had some trouble keeping his car As the race went on, but they cleared out fairly aimed forward, and lost a lot of Freeman's lead grew and grew, quickly. positions, and Justin Davis got and on the fourth lap Joe Laff Freeman went on to take the himself sideways in Turn 4. moved into third, but on lap 5 win, with Geer in second place and On the third lap it was still he'ddroppedbacktofourth. It Greenerthird.L.J.Kennedy,ina Geer in front, with Bryan was still Freeman, Greener and new car, was fourth and Laff Freeman, who'd started in the Geer at the front of the pack. And finished fifth. Kennedy, whose fifth row, now in second place, it was still the same order when car had been finished on and Krahenbuhl, who's on the the Competition Yellow flew on Thursday, had a little problem same team as Freeman, in third. Lap six, and tightened the pack getting forward bite, but L.J. Kennedy got himself sideways up again. CORR officials let it otherwise was well pleased with for a few seconds, but sorted it stay yellow for two laps, and when it. Chris Boyer, who usually does out quickly. 2, 163 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 800-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters Geer led through lap five, and When the Pro Buggies lined up on lap six Freeman took over, for their start on Saturday, there with Geer second and were 33 cars, the largest field for Krahenbuhl in third place. All the weekend. Teammates Larry but one of the starting cars were Job and Rob MacCachren made still running. On the restart after up the front row. The start was the Competition Yellow, they ran mostly uneventful, but a couple in orderly fashion until Turn 4, of cars had to be towed away when too many cars tried to fit from Turn 2. MacCachren went into too little space. There was a into the lead with Job second and crunch, one car spun and, when Greg George in third place. Scott it all sorted out, one was left Peterson took a hit on the first parked. lap that broke something crucial By the eighth lap Freeman had in his brakes, and he was out, not a healthy lead and now even finishing the first lap. Jerry Krahenbuhl had moved up to Whelchel, usually a contender in second, with Cory Boyer in third this class, got hooked up with place and Quinn running fourth. another car before Turn 2. They As they neared the end of the lap traveled on that way for a while, and the white flag, Joe Laff did a and finally came apart, but by flying rollover in the final turn. that time Whelchel was dead last. Out in front of the excitement, On about the third lap Kevin Freeman took the win with Carter, in one of the few beam-Krahenbuhl second and Boyer cars, hit the wall on the inside of third. Quinn was fourth, but Turn 5, and the course workers upon post-race tech was found to had to rescue someone from be three pounds light, and lost between Turns 1 and 2. A lap his nice finish. Continued next page 8 Restaurants 65,000 Sq. Ft. Of Meeting Space 4,500 Seat Equestrian & Event Center 80,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Hall Spa & Fitness Center Showroom 64-Lane Bowling Center ~ ~<t 1-866-791-76Q6 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM Dusty Times September 2008 Page 9

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and someone else. Jones came out of it with a left rear flat, but he went on, and then his tire came off in Turn 2, and lay on the track, causing a mild hazard. John Greaves hit it, but it seemed to do him no harm. Mike Porter took the Pro Buggy win on Saturday, he finished well back on Sunday, he is currently eighth in the points race. Chad George had a great weekend, he took the U'TV win both days and he sits third in points, he's seen here with the power on. Whelchel had taken over the lead right from the start, and Carl Renezeder ran second, with Todd LeDuc in third place. On about the third lap Evan Evans suddenly came onto the track, driving his new truck for the first time. He was late because his crew had just got the last few bits and pieces sorted out and the truck was finally finished. It's wider and lighter than the old one, and clearly needs some suspension adjustments, but Evans has high hopes for the future. later Carter had a left rear flat, been racing that event for years had no right front tire. On the and then someone got himself with pretty good success, but fourth lap he was seventh, and high centered on the berm in the while he's here he's trying his Greg George was right on his turn just after the big downhill. hand at short-course. In this race bumper. Whelchel was doing a As the yellow flag flew for the his brake pedal locked on, and terrific job without that front Competition Yellow, the brakes overheated and tire, and the audience just loved MacCachren developed a right burned up in three laps, so he it. Too bad they don't televise rear flat and he hustled off to pulled out. Whelchel, after the ProBuggy events! On the fifth the Hot Pit. This turned into a being hooked up with that other lap he was in sixth place, and two-lap yellow also, and with his car, managed to finish in 11th George was still behind him. But new tire, MacCachren was last in place. He said "I got to race with on the sixth lap he went in for a the lineup. Malcolm Pointon, the MacCachren at the back of the new tire, and emerged last. New Zealander, who'd had a pack -that was fun!" Meanwhile, Fortin was major repair job to do on his car When the Pro Buggies came building a long lead, and after the "test" session a couple back out on Sunday there were MacCachren had moved into of weeks prior to the race, was 32 cars, and Larry Job and Scott second, with Foddrill in third suddenly on the end of a tow Peterson made up the front row. place and Rich Ronco in fourth. strap. As the cars started up The start was clean and things Then the Competition Yellow again, Shawn Gibson did a big looked good until they got up to came out and MacCachren, endo on the front straight and the top of Turn 3 and ran along who'd developed a left rear flat, ended up parked below the flag the ridge. Then Job shot up into headed for the Hot Pit, and so men, but he was able to drive the the air, and went over, landing did Whelchel. On the restart it car away. Pointon came back hard. He broke his suspension, was Fortin and Foddrill at the out, but had lost a bunch of laps. and was done for the day, so they front and Chuck Cheek in third, As all this excitement was had full course yellow and a with George in fourth. George going on, George had moved into restart. On the restart, Peterson was having problems with a the lead with Job in second place, went into the lead, but on the bobbling carburetor. Scott and Mike Porter in third. On the second lap he spun in Turn 4 and Peterson spun in front of the ninth lap he dropped back to dropped back to 15th• Whelchel, grandstands, hit the wall, and fourth, and Foddrill took over meanwhile, got hit in Turn 1, and finished his day early. And a few third place. Then, suddenly, on did a superb job of side-hill moments later, George pulled off lap ten, Porter was second. At running, saved himself and justafterTurn2,hismotorgone. this point the race was like a three-emerged in 11th• At the front of That left Fortin, Foddrill and ring circus. Drivers were having the pack it was Doug Fortin, Jay Ronco, but Dale Dondel was trouble keeping their vehicles on Halsey and Rob MacCachren. hard on Ronco's bumper. the straight and narrow, and they On the third lap Whelchel On the next lap it was Fortin, spun, slid and fell off things, had moved up to eighth, but he Foddrill and Dondel, and that's making it a very busy time for the ==~--_;;,.,,-, -~-=,,---,,,,,...,,.,~-.,,--------------, flagmen and officials. On the twelfth lap, the white-flag lap, George led. But on the 13th lap Porter slipped past him in time to take the win. George was second, and Job was third. Robert Pecoy somehow hit the wall after the checkered flag and broke his front end, as he finished in fifteenth. MacCachren had managed to work his way back up to tenth after his flat tire. Twenty three cars were still running at the end. One that wasn't was Eric Vigouroux who comes from France. He's here in the States while Larry Foddrill builds him a new truck to race in the next Dakar Rally. Vigouroux has Scott Douglas, Ford, took his first win of the season in Pro 4 on Sunday, third on Saturday, one point out of first in the season race. the way it went to the finish. Vic Bruckmann's VW went up in smoke as he crossed the finish line on a left rear flat, a tough ending for the weekend. But Bruckmann is a happy person these days, as the new father of a healthy baby boy. After the ProBuggies it was time for the Trophy Karts. There were three races, and the first one had to be cut short because the kids weren't paying any attention to the yellow flags. Flag men and corner workers were being seriously endangered by over-enthusiastic drivers, so the officials decided to wave the checkered flag about three laps early. It's unknown what effect it had on those kids, but the youngsters in the next two heats were certainly more observant. Saturday's Pro 2 truck event, was the first of the live TV events. There were 24 of them, and in the front row, thanks to the inversion, it was Todd LeDuc and Jerry Whelchel. They did two pace laps, and then flagged them off at 3: 15. The track was in good shape, not wet and slimy, so the start was fairly uneventful, but as they went into their second lap there was a three-car crash on the front straight, involving Rodrigo Ampudia and Jesse Jones Meanwhile, Whelchel led, Renezeder was second and LeDuc was third. Jones came back out after getting a new tire, but he had a broken shock, and couldn't run at full speed. Ricky Johnson lasted only into the sixth lap, and then got a rock in the motor compartment. It got into the belts, broke some bolts, broke off the primary shaft and he lost the oil pump, so he shut the truck down. Whelchel and Renezeder were having a good battle, and Renezeder seemed to be slowly catching up. Then it was time for the Competition Yellow Flag, and the pace car made it a very slow lap indeed. On the restart it was still Whelchel, Renezeder and LeDuc, but on Lap 10 MacCachren got past LeDuc for third place. The first three cars were having an intense battle, and they pulled out and away from the rest of the pack a bit. On the white flag lap Whelchel and Renezeder were really close. And as they came out of Turn 1 into the short straight, Renezeder seemed to nose into Whelchel, -and that put Whelchel up onto two wheels, and let Renezeder squeeze by. Whelchel couldn't catch and pass him in the half a lap left to him, so Renezeder got Carl Renezeder took the win both days in the Pro 2 races, he sits second in points in his Nissan, seen here in level flight. Rodrigo Ampudia drove his Ford to a third and a 16th place finish Larry Foddrill finished fifth and second in the Pro Buggy races at Eric Greener finished third and sixteenth in the Single Buggy contests, seen here on the ground, an infrequent occurrence. in Pro Lite, he's seen here getting lots of air in his truck. Chula Vista, he sits third in the class points. Page 10 September 2008 Dusty Times I I

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Jerry Whelchel came in for a second and a fifteenth place finish Marty Hart took a fifth and a third place finish in his Ford, he's Dale Dondel finished 13th and third in Pro Buggy at Chula Vista, in Pro 2, he's seen here flying his Chevy to the finish line. seen here grabbin' lots of air during the race. seen here nicely airborne on his way to the flag. the win, and Whelchel was laps, then Whelchel moved up to driving a good race, didn't get rollovers. Chad Hord got left Lap three still had Currie, second. The audience booed in second, and they carried on that that last lap completed, and was behind in the dust, and Anthony Hart and Menzies at the front of protest. MacCachren was third. way for a long while. Meanwhile, scored as 18th• Verdone was left on his side. the pack. But on the fifth lap In the post race interviews, Cenni slowed and then pulled The Pro Lite trucks were next Hord was able to drive away from Currie stalled on the straight up Whelchel declared that he'd off, not having one of his better on the agenda, and this race the mess. Jeff Kincaid had against the wall below the "bicycled" and that let Renezeder weekends. Ampudia was driving would be the debut of a new already been into the Hot Pit, and grandstands. He had to be towed around him. It was a very with part of his hood folded up driver, 17-year-old Alan came out of it last, while Brian away. There was an other full gentlemanly remark. The and obscuring his view, and Ricky Ampudia, younger brother of Deegan went into the hot pit, and course yellow. Hart moved into audience was anything but Johnson, who'd been up to Rodrigo. Alan had worried his sodidHordoncehewasupand thelead,Menzieswassecondand gentlemanly, however, many of fourth, dropped back to 14th as dad some by being a bit faster moving again. So on the first lap Naughton moved up to third. them soundly booing Renezeder they headed into the seventh lap, than dad liked in early practice. the lead belonged to Casey They had a terrific three-way duel when he pulled up in front of the which was the full course yellow. Then he'd exited the double Currie, with Marty Hart second for a lap, and then Naughton stands to wave the checkered flag There were two full course yellow doubles wrong in practice and and Bryce Menzies in third place. passed Menzies, as they came in celebration. laps again, and on the restart landed on his lid, shedding body They had a full course yellow for three-wide down the front When they came back on Whelchel closed up on panels all around. He was the second and third lap while straight, by making the longest Sunday there were 25 trucks, and Renezeder, ultimately getting past unhurt, but it may have had the they got things tidied up again, jump. Running in a big pack, before they even got started him on the ninth lap and ~oing effect of cooling his need for and then they had a restart, with Kincaid took a black flag and Greaves headed for the Hot Pit. into Lap 10. On the 11" lap speed down a bit. lots of banging, but nearly then had to head into the Hot But he didn't make it and had to Renezeder was back in front, There were 26 trucks, and they everyone made it through Tum Pit for his penalty. betowedoff,endinghisraceway havingedgedpastWhelchelatthe gotofftoaprettygoodstart,but 1, except for Chuck Dempsey, Naughton got past both too early. After a couple of pace end of the last tum. Whelchel before they all got a complete lap who stalled at the apex of the Menzies and Hart and moved laps the green flag waved, and they suffered some damage in the done they had a big crash in that tum. into the lead on Lap ten. Menzies went off in a cloud of dust. nudge that preceded the pass, last, tou h tum, with a couple of Continued next page Renezeder took the lead with and headed for the Hot Pit. On !F"---::.~~-~.-----... -... --,--fT.~i;:i3~;:_;;;;-----Jeremy McGrath in second place, the 13th lap Renezeder developed and they were taking turns with a right rear flat, and McGrath, the lead depending on who was who'd been second, flattened a inside in a tum. By the third lap left rear. Rob MacCachren Renezeder had a firm hold on the passed him, and moved into lead, McGrath was second and second place. Renezeder's tire some ways back it was Whelchel hung on for the lap, and he in third. Scott Schovajsa was finished on the flat in first place. already parked, his new paint job MacCachren, with a left front not bringing any luck this flat, was close behind him in weekend. second, and Todd LeDuc, all Renezeder, McGrath and four tires inflated, moved up to Whelchel ran in order for four finish third. McGrath, after It was a fourth place finish and a win for Doug Fortin over the Chula Vista weekend, Fortin is fifth in the points race. A good weekend in Chula Vista for Bryce Menzies, he was second and first in Pro Lite, seen here flying his Ford to the finish. Dusty Times BOSSES II UNIBA CUPS [ruj]@][ruj]@] l T 4 :.. V ..... LINE RESH 11 SYSTEM ' ~ ~~ ~ 2BBB lEGAl SA '~l'l\ 4 . RATEB HELMETS ... \jOi( • ' , 0-Cll BY HUTCHINS ' September 2008 = -'.} - • ~. -~ '_s •• ~:£,. Page 11

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Cory Boyer finished eleventh and third in the Single Buggy contests, Scott Casey finished second and sixth in the Kart Jr 2 races, he's Parker Grabowski was 2nd and 21st in Kart Modified, he leads he's seen here in level flight on the course. seen here just at liftoff on his way to the checkers. the point race in class, he's seen here at speed. ;;;;;;;;niiiii:;;=::;;::;::.======'---'==========================."---=rB;=-:a:...:r,-lo---'w.:...:,h=-a-=rd.:...g..:coc:...n:...:e'-'if,:..u-r7th-e-r'l-e7ft-:t'h_a_n Sheldon Creed finished 1st and 14th in the Kart Modified races, he's seen here just getting airborne at Chula Vista. held o n to second place as Rodrigo Ampudia pulled into third, and Hart dropped to fourth. Aaron Daugherty was running with no right rear tire, and Shannon Campbell landed on his lid in Turn 4. At the finish it was still Naughton in front, then Menzies, and Ampudia was third. Nineteen of them were still on the lead lap. 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E-mall: -. :Ill Ill j .. c-·f TECH & PHONE LINE 970-983-8875 • BROCHURE ORDERS 800-541-1817 Page 12 Joe Granatelli was sixth and first in the Kart Jr 2 races at Chula Vista, he sits second in points, seen here at speed. Rodrigo Ampudia in third place. David Reyes went up in a huge cloud of smoke on the second lap, and Jeff Kincaid came to a stop on the same lap. Then a bit later Naughton did the same. Chuck Dempsey spun in Turn 4 . Ampudia moved into second place, and Bryce Menzies moved up to third on the second lap, with Chad Hord in fourth. On the third lap Bobby Altamirano rolled over in Turn 5 and landed on his roof and now Reyes, still smoking, had also developed a left front flat, and decided to head for the Hot Pit. They waved a full course yellow to clear the track. Leroy Loerwald was also towed off during the lull. As they came around still under yellow they allowed Bruce Fraley, who'd been black flagged, but then held too long, to reenter the line in his correct position. Things were fairly confusing for a few moments. On the restart it was still Wallace, Ampudia and Menzies, but then Ampudia bicycled the last turn, and Menzies moved into second place. They went on in that order until lap nine, and then Ampudia rolled over in Turn 2, fell off the backside of the turn, landed on his wheels and tried to charge up the berm and rejoin the track, with predictable results. He got high centered. When they sent the crew to get him free, they towed him off backwards, down into the hole, instead of forwards toward the track, which must have been frustrating to Ampudia. This time he charged hard enough to clear the berm and rejoin the frar, but by then he'd dropped to 20' . Marty Hart had moved up into third. On the tenth lap Menzies went into the lead, with Wallace now second and Hart in third place, as Hord held firm in fourth. Currie rolled over in the turn at the bottom of the hill, broke his truck and headed for the pit. Heath Carpenter was limping around on a right rear flat. Now they got kind of strung out, with Menzies in front, Wallace still second and Hart third. And at the checkered flag they were still in that order, Hart dealing with a right rear flat. During his interview Hart said, "It was a demolition derby for the first five laps!" The next event on Saturday was the Pro 4 race, with just 15 trucks. Josh Baldwin and Renezeder made up the front line, and the stands were packed. After a couple of pace laps they waved the green flag, but they'd no sooner got started than the yellow and then the red flag flew. Steve ~----------------In the Kart Modified races it was Connor Hart taking a 4th and a 1st, he's seen here nicely airborne headin' for home. September 2008 usual over the front straight bump, and it pitched him so he landed nose down, and then went into a series of dramatic endos, popping up out of a throng of trucks each time, then nosing down into the traffic, but not landing on another truck. It was exciting and scary to watch, and brought everything to a halt. He ended up on his roof, and it took a while to get him out, get the truck hauled off and get everyone lined up again. The restart was clean, except that Curt LeDuc bicycled in Turn 2 and gave Adrian Cenni a hit. Renezeder went into the lead with Josh Baldwin second and John Greaves ran third. But by the second lap Greaves was second and Rick Huseman was third as Baldwin had some kind of problem up on top of the big hill, and lost a lap. On the second lap Jerry Daugherty ended up on his side in the final turn, and that was the end of his race, as Renezeder started to pull out a lead on Greaves. Mike Jenkins developed a right rear flat on the fifth lap, and the corner workers righted Daugherty, but as his truck came up and onto its wheels, one corner , overhung the K-Rail, and he was hung up but good. They had to call in a real tow truck to lift him up and off the barrier. Meanwhile, they'd gone to a full course yellow. Cenni was in and out of the Hot Pit, and was in about tenth place now. On the restart it was Renezeder, Greaves and Huseman, and when they got to the beginning of Turn 5, Huseman bicycled, and rather than fight it, took the graceful way out, went straight into the hot pit entrance, throttled down, and motored sedately out the other end to rejoin the fray. But he lost several positions. Scott Douglas moved into third place, and Greaves stepped up his assault on Renezeder. Then Baldwin rolled over at the base of the big hill and landed on his wheels. But he couldn't go, because something had broken in the front end, so there were more yellow flags while they got him cleared out of the way. In the meantime, Kyle LeDuc did a quick rollover up on the top of Turn 3, landing neatly on his wheels, and never missing a beat. Cenni parked at the edge of the last turn, having lost an argument with gravity apparently. He and Baldwin were both towed away. By now it was Renezeder, Greaves and Douglas, with Ed Herbst up to fourth in his new truck for a while. LeDuc got by him and tried to catch the lead pack, but couldn't quite get it done. At the finish it was Renezeder, Greaves and Douglas, and Curt LeDuc, with a smoking Dusty Times

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Geoffrey Cooley took a nice win and a 14th place finish in Kart Larry Job was 3rd and 21st in the Pro Buggy races, Larry is sixth It was a sixth and a second place finish in Pro lite for Garit Jr 2 at Chula Vista, he leads the class points by 25. in Class points, he's seen here in the high flying contest. Wallace, he's seen here flying his Ford home. wheel bearing, went over that course, and that brought out and Barlow third. But Renezeder, eighth after bumping Barlow's tension is building as teams work jump that got Barlow, kind of another yellow. On the restart, it who'd been working his way back truck and breaking something. hard to find the little edge that will twitched to the left, just in time to was Greaves, Douglas, Huseman up through traffic, got by Barlow The racing was exciting and let them get another win, or a few be where Travis Coyne landed as and Troy Herbst. But up at the on the last lap. At the checkered entertaining, the weather was additional points. The rest of the he came off the jump. Coyne was top of Turn 3, Greaves pulled off flag it was Douglas, Huseman and terrific, and the fans filled the season should be just as momentarily in LeDuc's bed, the track. Now Douglas inherited Renezeder. Troy Herbst, who'd grandstands. The series now has entertaining and exciting as we which couldn't have done the the lead, with Huseman second been fourth, dropped back to threeweekendstogoin1008,and watchitallplayout. ((;Ill truck any good, and was carried along for a while, entertaining the spectators, especially since this was all going on beyond the checkered flag. Later, as he signed autographs for a long line of kids, LeDuc said he'd "abused" that wheel bearing by landing on it wrong. He went on to say, "Even when you have a bad day, the fans come by and make you smile." They certainly do that, and long lines of kids and adults wait patiently for autographs from their favorites after the racing is over. Some want pieces of body work signed, some settle for a line on their t-shirt or a poster. It's fun for all. On Sunday the Pro 4 trucks were second on the program, and also live on TV. There were 15 of them again, and they were flagged off at about 1:05 p.m. Huseman and Greaves started in front, but by the end of the first lap it was Greaves and Douglas at the fore. Travis Coyne and Ed Herbst had got stuck on Turn 1 for a bit, and Curt LeDuc was off the edge of the track after Turn 3. They had to tow him away. Greaves and Douglas went on in front of the pack, while Barlow, Kyle LeDuc and Troy Herbst had a good three-way battle for fifth or sixth place. Ultimately, LeDuc got 1t. Now it was Greaves, Douglas, Huseman, Renezeder, Josh Baldwin and the LeDuc. They were all stretched out. Then Baldwin pulled out on the sixth lap, and Ed Herbst developed a flat. On the seventh lap Renezeder spun in the turn below the big hill, and oddly, moved forward just enough to hook his front wheels over the K Rail, with the truck crosswise on the track. That brought out a full course yellow. Cenni's truck was smoking some now, and Ed Herbst came out of the Hot Pits with a new tire. They worked Renezeder off the K-Rail, but added another full course yellow, sort of segueing into the Competition Yellow. When they restarted the group it was free of incidents, and now it was Greaves, Douglas, Huseman and Kyle LeDuc. Douglas and Huseman were having a good battle. Then Mike Jenkins rolled in Turn 2 and landed on his side, but he was quickly cleared off. On about the 13'h lap as Greaves pulled out a good lead, Huseman bumped into Douglas and spun, losing a position, but he quickly caught back up. Kyle LeDuc came to an end in the last turn, and had to be towed off Dusty Times Dry Break Tower • 100 Gallon Capacity • Stngle or Double Dry Break • EZSetUp Acoe11ol'le• • Dump (Jang •Bose • Reducers Short Course & TrophyKartPukages • Ra«i Radio & Spotter }'aokages • Handheld Radios w/Holsters • Spotter Headsets • Helmet Wiring Kits • Aluminnm Carry Case Helmets & Blowers • Forced Air Snell SA 2005 Helmets • G-Force • Pyrotec • Arai • Wired for Communication Kool Air Blowers • 105, 135, 150 & 235 CFMRatings • Filters & Hoses also available PROFEII/ONAt RACE PRODUCTI .Communlcatton Systems • Vertex 5 to 110 Watt Radio Systems • Hi·Filutercom Systems • Chase & Raee Packages • ~ Station Packages The Bans Dene• • Head & Neck Restraint • Light&Easyto Use • Required by NASCAR. Formula 1 & Many Others • Can :Be Used with Any SA Rated Helmet • Race Proven • Free Installation with Purchase Baur XCell,. • 4-1 1/2 Gallon Capacity • SCORE / BITD / FIA Approved • Tapered Desig':n1'rovid~ Increased Gronn<l Clearance & 1laximizes Usable Fu.el YiJUB SAFETY & COMJIUNICATIONS SOURCE 10816 Wheatlands Avenue, Suite K • Santee, CA 92071 619~258~RAOE (7223) · Fax 619-258-0883 · September 2008 Page 13

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ln.12C: 8™ TURKEY RALLY Nlrvonen-Ford Tak.The Win Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen flew their Ford Focus RS to victory in Turkey, they're seen t,ere in level flight. Ford took bold steps to make sure they made up for their disappoint-ment two weeks ago in Greece, finish-ing 1-2 ahead of Citroen. They used a very cunning and well executed plan to take full advantage of the running order rules on a rally characterised by stage road cleaning. Mikko Hirvonen managed to win, passing Sebastien Loeb in the Drivers' championship charts, but this laid himself open on the next event, Finland in seven weeks, to Citroen performing similar tacti-cal maneuvres against them! Apart from Petter Solberg's fifth place Subaru, all the top ten cars were Fords or Citroens, while four of the top five PCWRC cars were Mitsubishis, leav-ing the highest placed Subaru only sixth in that category. Mid season rallying excitement came to Turkey with Sebastien Loeb leading Mikko Hirvonen by a single point, and the BP Ford Abu Dhabi team two points ahead of Citroen Total, after the first seven of the 15 rounds in the 2008 World Rally Championship. Ford had hoped for a stronger lead in the championship at this point of the season, with three of the remaining seven events in the series to be run on asphalt stages, where traditionally their rivals at Citroen are stronger. This was the fifth time Turkey had been included in the world championship and was again based at the Mediterranean resort town of Kerner, a town which less than 50 years ago was a simple village which could only be reached by sea. The rally started on the Thursday evening in the grounds of the University in the l'lred 0, It 11111 vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. 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Exempted from this rule were the leading Stobart car (Galli), the number two car of the Subaru team (Atkinson) and the second Munchi' s car, none of which finished that event. Both Fords in fact were rebuilt rather than replaced. Much worrying fol-lowed regarding the suspension fail-ures, and stronger suspension arms were hurriedly fabricated in Britain. Ford were relieved that sets of strength-ened suspension parts arrived before the start, one each for Mikko and for Jari-Matti. The second Mun.chi's car, driven in Greece by Aris Vovos, in Turkey had Barry Clark at the wheel. Clark knew the car well, having worked in Greece on it as team mechanic (as well as being a team truck driver!), and when Vovos retired Barry had oppor-tunity to rebuilt the car personally. After the Acropolis, Subaru, like Ford, took their cars directly to Tur-key, which restricted their ability to examine the cars thoroughly after their first event. A team spokesman explained: "Turkey is for us like the second part of our ongoing extended new car development programme, af-ter competing with the cars in Greece." Post Acropolis discussions suggested that the power steering forces should be eased, and Markko Martin was en-listed to carry out essential test work back in Britain to ensure this. Turkey was the last appearance of the Suzuki SX4 WRCars in its current specifica-tion, before uprated cars appear in Finland. Ford, meanwhile, were ex-pected to be allowed to make techni-cal changes in time for the asphalt rally in Germany. When the Suzuki team brought their cars to Turkey, it was discovered that Gardemeister's had suffered a broken roll cage, which would have forbidden the car being allowed to start the rally, so they hur-riedly sent for the car he had driven earlier in Mexico and Argentina. Suzuki were relieved when the Stew-ards agreed it would be unfair to penalise Toni Gardemeister because of the car damage. Assumingtheweatherwas dry, the tracks in Turkey would be abrasive and rocky. If there was a lot of rain, the tracks could turn to quagmires, and in the past rains had brought the event to a stop. The weather in this coastal region is surprisingly volatile. There is also a large variation in alti-tude at which the rally runs, which also affects the weather. Temperatures at the sea level service park in Kerner can be dramatically higher than on the stages, which go up to 1800 metres, much higher than the highest point in Rallye Monte Carlo.Tyre-wise the new single compound Pirelli supply system was going to meet a new challenge. The difference in conditions on the stages between wet and dry conditions on this event is perhaps more extreme than on any other world champion-ship rally. Playing safe, the FIA ap-proyed Pirelli's proposal to supply hard compound tyres to every crew whatever the weather. Crews came back from recce and reported another hazard, the risk of rocks falling down hillsides and landing on the track be-low. Backing up the world champion-ship cars should have been the 22 competitors in the Production Car category, but insurance problems stopped the American Subaru team from attending so we were down to 21. The series was headed by Andreas Aigner, after his category victories in Argentina and Greece. The main dif-ferences between the Acropolis and the Rally ofT urkey was that privateer teams were back with a vengeance. In Greece there were only 15 non-prior-ity drivers out of the 60 which started. This time the list showed 27 privateers, which counted for virtually half tpe field. Among the privateers were, un-usually, four drivers from Iran, with three rented Fiat Palio cars from the local Delta Sport team (which even-tuallywere driven instead by Turkish drivers), and the fourth, a lady driver, was one of 14 drivers at the wheel of Ford Fiesta ST cars. Unusually there were absolutely no non~tarters. T earns tried to remember everything they could about the event which, under tlie FIA's rotation systems, was not included in the championship last year Although this will happen again frequently in the future, the last time a world champion rally skipped a year and then came back again was in the event rotation years of the mid-90' s. All the top drivers had been here be-fore but Latvala, Sordo, Villagra and Wilson had each only done the event once and this was one of the events which Loeb missed two years ago be-cause ofhis shoulder injury. This situ-ation meant that several of the cur-rent top line drivers had very little ex-perience ofT urkey. The top three cars at shakedown were Fords (Latvala, Galli and Hirvonen) then came the Subaru of Atkinson in front of Loeb. Petter, meanwhile, was standing beside the road with his new Subaru having suffered a flattened and snapped lower control arm.' Day 1? 9 Stages, gravel- 154.90kms. The opening superspecial on the Thursday evening was run in a dust-bowl, with Loeb 0. 7 seconds quicker than Petter in his repaired car. The rally proper started on Friday with a drive from the seafront town of Kerner to the highest stage of all, over 1800 metres. Loeb, running first car on the road, suffered badly from the gravel Dusty Times

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Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikka Anttila were a close second overall in Turkey in their Ford Focus RS, they were only 8 seconds out of the win. on the roads, and Urmo Aava, run-ning 11 drear, was quickest ahead of Galli (7th) and Mikkelsen (13th). Latvala running fourth, set off with determination but half way through the stage had a front wheel.puncture and struggled non-stop to the end of the stage. Aava's luck did not last. On Stage 3 he wrecked the suspension. Hirvonen was now in the lead, despite the big problem of dust which ob-scured their vision and made it hard for the crew to breathe. Latvala was down at 14th. Front runner Loeb had nothing except the stage conditions to complain about. Galli had a fire at the rear of his car at the end of Stage 3, he stopped to extinguish this and then found himself stuck behind fel-low Ford driver Henning Solberg, and was one minute (ten second pen-alty) late at the next control. In one stage Latvala was up to third and af-ter four, when the rally returned for the first of two service halts in the day, he was second and Fords held the top four places, and when he arrived he had another flat tyre. Gardemeister had a rear wheel puncture but con-tinued, but then lost control at the flying finish, the car slid wide and hit the timing equipment. His Suzuki teammate, P.G. Andersson, had his own problems when the fire extin-guisher system operated itself and cov-ered the interior of the car with foam and then the car kept stalling at junc-tions. On the second loop the roads were cleaner though the ruts were deeper and the rocks in the road big-ger. Little wonder that cars arrived at the second service looking a little sec-ond-hand. Loeb was careful and ac-cordingly had risen to third. Hirvonen reported he had worn out rear tyres on the long stage (6). Latvala reported another puncture (actually his third of the day, he also had one on a road section) and commented that he had already lost a lot of time to Loeb before that happened. He held his second place, 9.8 seconds behind his team leader Dani Sordo dropped from fifth to sixth when the rear suspension was damaged. Petter Solberg had another front suspen-sion bottom arm snap completely in two. Galli had two bald tyres, and a shoved-in door where he also slid into a timing box. Henning had a rear tyre puncture, the damaged tyre had then smashed the rear bodywork. Wilson arrived with no fewer than three tyres worn completely down to the canvas with all the metal con-struction showing. Mikkelsen' s engine stopped a few times on the stages. Gardemeister hurt his arm when it was caught in the steering wheel when he hit a rock. Andersson punctured and had to drive nearly three full stages with only manual gearshift. Galli dropped behind Loeb while Henning·was fifth and notwithstand-ing his suspension failure, Petter was Dusty Times sixth. Chris Atkinson, however, was out for the day also with front sus-pension failure on Stage 6 it was just Patrik Sandel and Emil Axelsson were the second place finishers in the PCWRC category, they're seen here in their Peugeot 207 S2000. too far for him to try to drive through Stage 7 and head for ser-vice, so he had to stop." · September 2008 Only two more stages remained but what then happened was pure theatre. The precision of the performances of the Ford players could nor be copied on Broadway, let alone by anyone else o a rally. Under this year's rules the restart order for the top drivers for the second and third days was the same as the overall positions the night before, except for the results of any superspecial stage Ford's drivers at the end of the day's penultimate stage were lying 1-2-3, with Loeb fourth. The first trick was to make sure Loeb was forced to run first car on the road on the second day, thus giving him less favourabe driving conditions and pre-vent him from controlling the event in similar circumstances 24 hours later. On Day 2, 47km of stages were due to be run for the first time, on virgin con-ditions, but even on the other stages the disadvantage of running first car was still marked. The second trick was to achieve this end with as little time loss for Continued next page Page 17

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Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena swam their Citroen C4 to a Conrad Rautenbach and David Senior finished eighth overall in Federico Villagra and Jorge Companc flew into a ninth overall finish, they're seen here nicely airborne in their Ford Focus RS. theevening,withallofthetopFord different lines and covered the co-drivers confirming they had never stretches of road cleaned by the top done a regularity rally in their lives. car with more gravel. Hirvonen made Overnight the Subaru team slaved scratch time on Stage 10, beating to get Atkinson's car working again. Loeb by 3.9 seconds, butt.he French-The damper had apparently seized man was still just in the lead, by 0.1 and broken, and this caused dam- second from Latvala. On Stage 11 age to the top mounting point Hirvonen was again quickest and which needed a lot of repair. Once pulled ahead, with Loeb suddenly again a Subaru driver was ordered down in fourth, 13.7 seconds behind. to be silent about the failure of a Wilson twice suffered launch control third overall finish in Turkey, seen here lookin' for a dry spot. Turkey, seen here in their Citroen C4. Ford's own crews as possible with as threequarters of a minute later. Else-punctured and the leader now was many other cars running ahead of where, Gardemeister found his injury Sandell. "You have to be a bit smart Hirvonen as possible. Plans were had spread up his arm to the nerves in these conditions" he said. "Some made so that as soon as Loeb, the in the shoulder. Andersson lost a lot of those rocks are the size of foot-first car, reached the end of Stage 9, of time with broken right rear sus- balls!" Prokop was laughing. "I went Ford's drivers would be told to the pension. Mirco Baldacci took the off the road, I really thought it was second what time to cross the flying lead in the PCWRC but on Stage 4 over, but the engine just started up finish on that stage, to secure the de- Uwe Nittel just got past, so led at the again and it actually pulled me back sired placings, which was Loeb, first service by0.4seconds. The Rus-on the road again. That was a really Latvala, Galli and Hirvonen. In the sians Aksakov and Novikov both lucky escape! Sou a also had dam-end Henning Solberg found himself rolled at the same bend and the ]or- aged the left rear suspension, as did unwittingly embroiled in these plans, danian Farrah crashed on Stage 2 as Rauam. Vertunov had fuel pressure and ended the day in second place well. Arai was in trouble with a bro- problems but continued. Kumar had which actually further helped Ford's ken front differential on his lmpreza a loose steering column. Arai had to cause unexpectedly. Everything N 14, so he did a stage and a half in retire for the day when he went off worked like a dream. Latvala's co-rear wheel drive mode. Nasser Al the road on Stage 7. Bacco stopped driver reckoned they crossed the fin- Attiyah stopped with an electrical with a broken steering arm. Both ish line one second away from ideal problem, so despite doing two stages Motoring Club N14s (Kumar and (and one second away from screwing with only rear brakes Patrik Sandell Trevisin) stopped for the same rea-up the whole plan!}, Hirvonen made was third in his Peugeot 207 S2000. son, under car impacts had damaged an error of two seconds - all within Vertunov was slowed by overheating the exhausts which then impacted on the requirements. At the end of the brakes. Sousa had engine overheat- tlieir fuel tanks. In Trevisin's car this day Henning was 1.0 second behind ing. Baldacci was then delayed with started a small fire, in the case of Loeb, Latvala another 0.1 second broken rear suspension and even tu- Kumar the car was stopped for safety behind, Galli another 1.1 second and ally arrived at service 13 minutes late, after the end of-Stage 9. The team Hirvonen some 4.6 seconds further just two minutes within his permit- had only one spare tank and this was back. In line precision! Next driver ted allowance. That should have left fitted to Kumar's car. was Petter Solberg in sixth place N ittel comfortably ahead, but he The Ford tactics were the talk of HONDA, Power damper.' failure. Sordo had a puncture and Day 2? drove 17km on a flat tyre - which 7 Stages, gravel - 137.66kms. remarkably stayed on the rim and Whereas the World Champion, the driver lost only 40 seconds or so. Loeb, could understand the tactics Missing on Stage 11 were the two of Ford, Citroen management were Suzukis, Andersson had some form slowly realising that this was all part of electric trouble while Gardemeister of the war between them and Ford, had a broken radiator and engine Loeb showed that adversity raises the overheating. level of determination. There were The second loop was again two two stages before the first service halt stages, one being new and the other of the day, the first a repeat from the old. If anything, it was even more de-first full day, the second one done manding on the tyres. Loeb dropped for the first time. It was heartening back. 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Daniel Sardo and Marc Marti finished fourth overall in Turkey, Toni Gardemeister and Tomi Tuominen look rally good here but It was a sixth place overall finish for Petter Solberg and Philip they're seen here kicking up lots of dirt in their Citroen C4. they later succumbed to engine failure in their Suzuki SX4. Mills, they're seen here in their Subaru lmpreza. which were new." Phil Mills, Petter's and the privateer driver Francesco thatAava who was quickest, his third just scraped through. He had a punc-the top ten to break up the Ford-co-driver explained, "Some of the sec-Trevisin withdrew as the team only fastest time of the event, and ture three kilometres from the end Citroen domination, with both ond-time stages have not only been possessed one spare fuel tank, Al Mikkelsen was second. Stage cleaning of the final stage. Latvala meanwhile Munchi's team drivers scoring Manu-driven by Group N cars and then Attiyah, Arai and Kumar all re- was as important as ever. Loeb and deliberately eased his pace in the first facturers' points. As the series heads front-wheel cars, but they have also started under SupeRally, but Kumar Hirvonen eyed each other for the (downhill) part of the final stage, caus-for the summer break until Finland been driven overnight by ordinary then stopped with mysterious electri-short stage and used this to test each ing alarm to all who followed, to the at the beginning of August, BP Ford road traffic as well. It is no surprise cal trouble while Arai lost power other's resolve. There was heavy gravel mid stage split times, but then went head Citroen Total by nine points that the gravel has really been scat- steering. Aigner held his lead, which everywhere and both the drivers went hard for the rest of the stage. Ford and Hirvonen leads Loeb by three. tered around since the stages were last at the start of the day was 0.8 second as fast as they could. Loeb won the kept their 1-2 placings, Loeb made In PCWRC, Nittel stopped on used". Ford's triumphal phalanx was in front of Sandell. After Stage 10 it stage by 0. 9 seconds. Henning comments about the rules not being Stage 17 with suspected engine fail-dented on Stage 12 when, a kilometre was 0.1, and after Stage 11 was 0. 7! Solberg lost his fourth place to ideal as they are currently written and ure. Vertunov rolled his car within from the end of the stage, Galli lost Aigner slightly damaged the steering Sordo, "I was losing my front looked forward to Finland, when ev- sight of the end of the final stage, turbo pressure and then lost some but it did not slow him. At the start brakes." Mikkelsen had to switch off erything indicates the boot will be on dropping back to sixth, still the best four minutes on Stage 13. He fell of the first stage of the day Sousa's his ALS when the engine started to the other foot. Mikkelsen slowed on Subaru Group N driver. Aigner held from third to eighth and Loeb was car hit a spectator, believed to be a get too hot, and the performance of the final stage when exhaust damage the lead to score a hat-trick of cat-now third, albeit 34.8 seconds be- Belgian visitor, shortly afterthe start Atkinson started to deteriorate with- caused a fire inside the car, while Aava · egory wins in as many events with hind Hirvonen. Latvala found Stage of the stage. The stage was stopped out warning. Hirvonen set off on the did not qualify as a finisher as the Sandell's second place ahead of the 12 difficult, "It is one of the most for the following crews. Of the cars final stage determined to keep a satis- car was withdrawn after final service. Mitsubishis of Baldacci, Rauam and ·traditional stages on the event which running in front, the only Subaru factory buffer behind him but only There was only one interloper in Araujo lAl2C: we really knew nothing about." He driver running well was Yertunov was back on song on Stage 13. Aav~ who broke a front shock absorber. re-started the rally in the morning un- Campedelli had a turbocharger pipe der SupeRally rules and for the sec- disconnect. Arai had a repeat of one ond time made a scratch time, but of his problems from the day before, then punctured on Stage 13. whentheexhaustpipefelloffagain. Hirvonen was going flat-out, "The Rauam damaged his rear suspension car is really taking a hammering. I while Araujo had his front differen-hope it is as reliable as they say it is ... ", tial fail. Prokop was still lying third he pondered. Drivers regularly came when the car stopped on the road in with tyres worn down to the con- section back to service with some fuel struction. Mikkelsen had two com-or electrical problem, and he arrived pletely destroyed tyres and one air- back four minutes outside his time less tyre which he said only stood up limit. Brynildsen retired with rear sus-because it was built so stiffly. Ninth pension and steering problems. In the placed Rautenbach had a tyre strip afternoon Aigner started to get the its tread and spun in consequence. better of Sandell. Nittel inherited Wilson had launch control failure third place from Prokop in front of once again. Six Fords were in the top Campedelli. Baldacci's suspension ten, Citroens were third, sixth and was getting too soft and Araujo was ninth. Petter Solberg had a trouble also trying to improve his suspension. free run in fifth. Atkinson had a panic Vertunov stopped to change a flat at the mid morning service when the tyre and dropped back. Rauam had car would not restart. He lost 11 min- a broken drives haft. Sandell slipped utes leaving service and another five back with transmission trouble "We minutes on the run to the next stage. had only three wheel drive", Nittel There were two more normal stages lost even more time when an inter-then a second run at the Antalya su- cooler pipe failed and Campedelli perspecial. Before thesuperspecial the when he also had transmission running order for the Sunday was trouble. Arai stopped with more established. Hirvonen, L'ltvala, Loeb, power steering problems. Fluid leaked Henning Solberg, Sordo then Petter on the exhaust and caught fire which Solberg. Loeb was 36.4 seconds be-burned the main wiring loom. The hind the leader, Ford's bold initia- crew were unable to restart the car.' tive the night before had not yet won Day 3 them the rally but with only the 3 Stages, gravel- 67.56kms. shorter Sunday run to come, they The final three stages of the previ-had been successful in making Loeb's ous day saw the ·tension escalate. life as miserable as possible! Latvala Would Loeb be able to catch back felt his time over Stage 15 was poor, lost time now that he was runn~ng the second run over the stage where behind the Fords. Loeb prepared they had all driven slowly the night himself for "the real battle" which was before and then he lost three seconds about to begin. Ford people really on the first superspecial. Galli's tur- could not tell what would happen. bocharger was now fixed but he was Hirvonen: "We really do not know suffering badly from the heat and the pattern, there is no consistency needed medical attention when he of how much the front running car finally reached service. Sordo was on loses. It completely depends on indi-a real charge. He passed Petter Solberg vidual stages." There were three stages in the final loop of the day and ended to run. First was to be a 31 km stage, up just 6.6 seconds behind Henning used for the first time, then a short Solberg. The Citroen challenge was stage where the Shakedown original not spent at all. Atkinson was still had been, before thefinalstagewhich unhappy, losing time with a hydrau- was a repeat to the long first stage. lie problem affecting the transmis- First stage of the day saw Hirvonen sion. agonising when his launch control In the PCWRC, four cars did not failed on the start line ("we were stuck re-start, both Russian drivers there for nine long seconds"), but (Novikov and Aksakov) who crashed Loeb had a clean run and was 26.4 on Stage 2, Farrah who did the same, econds behind. Interestingly it was Dusty Times 8th Rally of Turkey (TR) Kerner 12/15.06.2008 WCR round 8 PCWRC round 4 WC points PC 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN EU07SUA (GB) 10 10 2 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila RS WRC EU07STZ (GB) 4h.42m.15.0s. B 3 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC 733EGZ78 (F) 4h.42m.32. Bs . 6 6 WR WD Ford Focus RS WRC FIN B Ford Focus Citroen C4 WRC 4 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC 72BEGZ78 (F) 4h.44m.32.7s. 5 5 5 (8) Henning SOLBERG/Cato Menkerud E056TZR (GB) 4h.44m.40.8s. 4 4 6 (5) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills WRC lWRC (GB) 4h.44rn.55.3s. 3 7 (16) Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin EU07SUV (GB) 4h.46rn.31.3s. 2 N N/GB 3 GB 8 (14) Conrad Rautenbach/David Senior ZW/GB 733DYN7B (F) 4h.49rn. 53 .8s. 1 9 (9) Federico VILLAGRA/Jorge Companc RA EU07SSX (GB) 4h.51m.41.2s. 2 Ford Focus RS WRC Subaru Impreza 2008 Ford Focus RS WRC Citroen C4 WRC Ford Focus RS WRC 10 (10) Barry CLARK/Paul Nagel GB Ford Focus RS WRC EU07STX (GB) 4h.56rn.55.9s. 1 11 ( 41·) Andreas Aigner/Klaus Wicha A/D Evo IX PCWRC KI-946BY (I) 5h. 02m .21.6s.+ 12 (55) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson s PCWRC 359EHV78 (F) 5h.03rn.10.3s. 13 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B WRC ClWRC (GB) 5h.04rn.43.6s. (3) 14 (32) Mirco Baldacci/Giovanni Agnese RSM/I Evo IX PCWRC DF845YZ (I) 5h.05rn.22.6s. 15 (57) Martin Rauam/Silver Kutt EE Evo IX PCWRC DF703TL (I) 5h. 07rn .52.6s. 16 (50) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho p Evo IX PCWRC DJ924GW (I) 5h.08m.45.2s. Mitsubishi Lancer 10 Peugeot 207 S2000 8 Subaru Irnpreza 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer 6 Mitsubishi Lancer 5 Mitsubishi Lancer 4 17 (43) Evgeniy Vertunov/Georgy Troshkin RUS Subaru Impreza 06 PCWRC E309XP (177, RUS) 5h.09m.14.6s. 3 18 Lancer 19 EU55BNA 20 PCWRC 21 Impreza 23 Irnpreza 24 Evo IX 27 (49) Evo IX (15) (GB) (47) DM660RG (34) Nll (39) N14 (42) PCWRC (40) Simone Campedelli/Danilo Fappani PCWRC CZ097YH (I) 5h.14rn.40.7s. Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N 5h.15rn.20.6s. Giorgio Bacco/Silvio Stefanelli I/RSM (I) 5h.25rn.14.3s. (3) Gianluca Linari/Guadagni Lorenzo PCWRC DH571XA (I) Sh. 25m. 52. 7s. I Mitsubishi 2 Ford Focus RS WRC Subaru Impreza 06 1 I Subaru Nasser Al Attiyah/Chris Patterson QA/GB Subaru PCWRC ()U08ENP (GB) 5h.36m.28.4s. (6) Bernardo Sousa/Jorge Carvalho P Mitsubishi Lancer KI-961BV (I) 5h.40m.50.7s.(6) Ricardo Errani/Stefano Casadio I Mitsubishi Lancer DC060DS (I) 5h.52rn.26.5s.(2) Evo IX PCWRC 60 (21 PCWRC) MANUFACTURERS' starters. 37 (12 PCWRC) finishers. +PCWRC/Group N winner. REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages September 2008 Page 19

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fi!t;! AT CRANDON Lots Df Double Winners BY}. PRESTON BRADSHAW Keith Steele took a pair of first places at the Crandon event, he leads the Super Truck Point Race in his Chevrolet. Johnny Greaves taking his first win of the season in his BFG shod Toyota, Scott Douglas slid in for second spot in his Ford, Mike Jenkins took the bronze medal, driving his Ford, Jerry Daugherty finished first off the podium in his Chevy and Kent Brascho, the Class Point leader was fifth to finish in his Chevrolet. Al Drews started the race but failed to finish and Carl Renezeder was scheduled to race but did not start.· Jeff Kincaid has had a wonderful season, 4 races, 4 wins in the Pro Light Division, he's seen here headin ' for home at Crandon in his Toyota. Sunday's Pro 4x4 race was a good one, lots of action and we saw the same winner, Johnny Greaves was happy to receive the gold medal, Kent Brascho took his third second place finish of the season, Mike Ah, Crandon, it's still spring, the aroma of beer and Brats fills the air, people are everywhe re, waiting for the sweet smell of race fuel to take over and, as usual, Crandon on this weekend is for racing and, once again, Crandon held It was a pair of wins at Crandon for Mark Steinhardt, his season in 1600 Buggy consists of three wins and a second place, not too bad. up its end, there was lots of racing and everyone polled had a great time. Saturday's Pro 4x4 race saw In the Light Buggy contests it was Matt Gerald taking a pair of wins, he's seen here on his way to victory. Jenkins took another third place finish, Al Drews finished fourth in his Ford, Scott Dou-glas was the fifth place finisher and Jerry Daugherty was the sixth and final finisher. Kent Brascho leads the Pro 4x4 points with 79 in hand, Al Drews is second with 56 points and Johnny Greaves and Carl Renezeder are tied for third place with 50 points each. The Pro 2WD races were full of action and the partici-pants as well as the spectators had a great time. When their race ended on Saturday it was Kevin Probst, Chevy mounted, taking the checkered flag, Scott Taylor took the second spot in his Ford, Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. took third place honors in his C h evy, Mike Oberg, in yet another Chevy was the fourth place finisher and Ross Hoek took fifth place in his Ford. Sixth place went to Dave Waldvogel in his Chevy, Mark Jenkins, in a Ford, finished in seventh place, Johnny Greaves, Toyota, finished in eighth spqt and Jace Schubert was ninth 1n his Chevrolet. Zane Roberts, also in a Chevy finished in 10th place and Dan Baudoux was the 11th and final finisher. Carl Renezeder, Evan Evans, Jim Potts, Keith Steele and Ben Wandahsega failed to start the race. The Pro 2WD race on Sun-day was just as full action as ever, when the dust cleared it Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog VISA ~-------------------------------------------------------J Page 20· September 2008 Dusty Times

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Craig Metz, Ford, took his second win of the season on Sunday in Stock Truck, he was second on Saturday and leads the Point race. was Scott Taylor taking the gold medal, Kevin Probst slid in right behind for the silver medal and Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. took his third bronze medal of the season. Mike Oberg took another fourth place finish, Johnny Greaves took sixth place, Jace Schubert finished in seventh place, Zane Roberts was eighth in, Evan Evans finished ninth in his Chevy, Dave Waldvogel was 10th in and Ross Hoek was the 11th place finisher. Kevin Probst and Dan Yanden Heuvel, Sr. lead the Pro 2WD class in points with 78 points each, Dave Waldvogel is third with 62 points and Ross Hoek is fourth with 57 points in hand. The Pro Light troops had a lot of fun and a lot of racin' to go with it. When they came around for the checkers on the final lap it was Jeff Kincaid taking his third win of the sea-son in his Toyota, Chad Hord, getting his feet wet for the first time this season finished in second place, Steve Federico came in third in his Toyota, Mark Oberg was fourth in, driving his Ford and Randy Eller, also in a Ford, was the fifth place finisher. Jonathon Probst was the sixth place fin-isher in his Nissan, Josh Hintz, also in a Nissan was seventh in, Fitzgerald, in a Ford, finished eighth and Lee O'Donnell was the ninth place finisher in his Toyota. Sunday, Pro Light, and Jeff Kincaid came around to take the win, his fourth of the sea-son, Mark Oberg finished in the second spot, Randy Eller Continued next page DEFINES Dusty Times 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: ~aoourm~ RACING ASSOCIATION ~NSHIP ~-RACING SCII.E INTERNATIONAi.:. OFF-ROAD RACING lVI .. O .. R .. E ;e~ For technical help or to locate the nearest VP dealer, call today or visit 951-696-5100 September 2008 World Leader in Race Fuel TechnologyrM Page 21

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took the last spot on the po-dium, Steven Federico came in fourth and Jonathon Probst was the fifth place finisher. Chad Hord took a sixth place finish, Josh Hintz finished in seventh place, Lee O'Donnell came in eighth and Fitzgerald was the ninth and final fin-isher. Jeff Kincaid leads the Pro Light points with 100 earned, Mark Oberg is second with 73 points and Randy Eller is third in points with 67 points in hand. As usual, the Super Buggy race was full of excitement. When the checkers flew on Sat-urday it was Scott Schwalbe taking a really nice win, Tim Lemons was right there in sec-ond spot, John Mason took the third spot, Adam Guberud came across in fourth place and Stephanie Krieman was the fifth place finisher. Herman Barnum took the sixth finishing spot, John"Frana was lucky seventh, G ary Niero p came across in ninth place and Craig Biesik was the 10th place finisher. Michael Lucas finished in 11th place, Luke Zoetmulder was 12th in and Ryan Mulder was the 13th and final finisher. Shawn Morris, Rick Welch and Tom Schwartzburg were no-where to be seen. Sunday's Super Buggy race saw lots of position changes, Tim Lemons took his second win of the season, John Mason followed him in for second place, Ryan Mulder took a nice Page 22 Scott Taylor missed the first two races of the season but he scored a second and a first place finish in Pro 2WD at Crandon in his Ford. third place finish, John Frana finished first off the podium and Scott Schwalbe had to settle for a fifth place finish. Gary N ierop took the sixth place pos1t1on, Adam Guberud was seventh in, Craig Biesik finished eighth, Stephanie Krieman was ninth, Luke Zoetmulder was 10th to take the checkers and Herman Barnum was the 11th and fi-nal finisher. Michael Lucas started the race but failed to finish. In the Super Buggy Points race, Tim J..,emons leads the field with 90 points in his pocket, John Mason is second with 82 points and Gary Nierop is third with 70 points in hand. Next on the agenda were the Super Truck guys and they all had a good time. When Saturday's race ended it was Keith Steele taking a nice win in his Chevrolet, Ross Hoek, Ford, fo llowed him in for sec-ond place, Ro n Schreiner took third place honors in his UWELD, Dan Baudoux fin-ished fourth in his Ford and Gary Gottschalk was fifth in his Chevy. Ben Wandahsega, Chevy, was sixth truck in and Don Williams, Ford, failed to finish the required laps. Sunday's Super Truck race was a repeat of Saturday, as far as the winner was con-cerned, it was Keith Steele tak-ing another nice win, Ross Hoek finished second, again, Ben Wandahsega took third place honors, Ron Schreiner finished fourth and Dan Baudoux finished in fifth place. Gary Gottschalk was the sixth place finisher and Don September 2008 Kevin Probst, Chevy, took a first and a second at Crandon in Pro 2WD, he is tied for first place in the Point Race. Williams finished it off in sev-enth place. The boys in Stock Truck had a pretty good weekend at Crandon, there were 11 of them entered and they had some pretty good racin'. When Saturday's run was over it was Eric Ruppel taking a nice win in his Ford, Craig Metz, also in a Ford was right there in second place, Scott Beauchamp, Chevrolet, fin-ished in third place, Don Demeny, Dodge, finished first off the podium and Jim Van Rixel, Chevy, was the fifth place finisher. Mitch Dorr, driving a Ford, was the sixth place finisher Al Konitzer fin-ished seventh in his Dodge, Dan Beauchamp, Ford, was eighth to cross the line, Nick Byng finished in ninth place in his Ford and Jake Vande Voort finished in 10th place in his Chevy. Jay Schaefer was no-where to be seen. The Sunday Stock Truck race saw C raig Metz taking the class win, Scott Beauchamp was there in the second spot, Al Konitzer finished in third place, Don Demeny finished fourth, again, and Eric Ruppel finished in fifth place. Sixth place went to Jim Van Rixel, Mitch Dorr finished in seventh place, Jake Vande Voort was the eighth place finisher, Jay Schaefer came in ninth in his Chevy, Dan Beauchamp was the 10th place finisher and Nick Byng was the 11th and fi-nal finisher. In the Stock Truck Points Race it is Craig Metz leading the way with 85 points, Scott Beauchamp is second with 75 points in hand and Eric Dusty Times

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Dave Waldvogel finished sixth and 10th in the Pro 2WD events, Greg Stingle took a 24th and a 3rd place finish in 1600 Light Mike Vanden Heuvel had a second and a fifth place finish in the 1600 Light Buggy events, Mike is tied for second place in the points. he sits third in the Point Race in his Chevrolet. Buggy at Crandon, Greg sits in fourth place in the Point Race. It was a fifth and a first place finish in Stock Truck for Eric Ben Wandahsega took a sixth and a third place finish in Super Kent Brascho took a fifth and a second in Pro 4x4 at Crandon, he leads in the Point race in his Chevrolet, seen here nicely airborne. Ruppel, Eric is third in the Point Race in his Ford. Truck, he's seen here hustling his Chevy to the finish. Ruppel is third with 71 points Passa is third with 70 points comfortably leading with 96 earned. earned. points in hand, Terry The Formula 4x4 races were There were 14 1600 buggies Fitzgerald is in second place good ones, on Saturday it was ready for their race and it was with 80 points earned and Bob Sayers taking the check-MarkSteinhardttakinghissec-Mike Seefeldt and Brad ered flag in his Ford, Dave ond win of the '08 season, Erickson are tied for third Demaegd was right there in Brad Erickson took second place with 74 points each. second spot in his Jeep, John place honors, Mike Seefeldt, There were 26 cars entered Holtz, in another Jeep was the Jr. took third place honors, in the 1600 Light Buggy class third place finisher, Chuck Bob Blaney came in fourth and they had a wail of a race. Holtz (definitely a relation) and John Huven came across On Saturday it was Matt finished fourth in his Jeep and in fifth place. Terry Fitzgerald Gerald taking a really nice win, Ben Passa finished in fifth finished sixth, Jeff Villemure Mike Vanden Heuvel was right place in a Ford. The sixth place was lucky seventh, Daniel Mar-there in second place, Jeff finishing spot went to Tim tin finished in eighth spot, Kyle Virnig rounded out the po-Moeller, driving a Ford and Lucas came in ninth and Chad dium, Steve Oman finished Jim Ridderbush was the sev-St. Mary was 10th across the fourth and Bill Kortens fin-enth place finisher in his finish line. Jesse Plawman was ished in the fifth spot. Chad Chevrolet. Michael Cusack, the 11th place finisher, Rob-DeWall was sixth in, Jamie Curt Zenefski and Bradley ert Kinner finished 12th and Kleikamp came in seventh, Lemarch failed to start the Chris Ernster was the 13th and Brian Glime came in eighth, race and Kyle Moeller started final finisher. Jeff Barrett did_ Craig Rabe was ninth in and in his Chevy but failed to fin-not start the race. Todd Lemke was the 10th place ish the race. In the second 1600 round finisher. Eleventh place went In Sunday's Formula 4x4 at Crandon once again it was to Brian Holtger, Vincent race the win went to Tim Mark Steinhardt taking an-Lofquist made it an even Moeller, Jim Ridderbush was other big win, Terry Fitzgerald dozen, Barry Whalen came in right there in second place; was the second place finisher, 13th, Randy Oman was 14th David Demaegd took third Mike Seefeldt, Jr. came in in and Bryan Norris was the place, Bob Sayers finished in third, Brad Erickson finished 15th finisher. In 16th finish-fourth place and Chuck Holtz fourth and Bob Blaney was the ing spot was Michael Carey, finished fifth. John Holtz was fifth place finisher. Jeff Tom Virnig finished 17th, the sixth place finisher, Ben Villemure was the sixth car in, Chuck Scully came in 18th, Passa finished in seventh spot John Huven finished seventh, Eric Lear was 19th and and Kyle Moeller was the Chad St. Mary came in eighth, Stephanie Paid was the 20th eighth ·.placed finisher. Curt Daniel Martin was the ninth finisher. Jim Miller was 21st to Zenefski took the green flag finisher and Robert Kinner cross the line, Carol but failed to finish the race. was the 10th car in. Jesse Gunderson finished 22nd, In the Formula 4x4 points Plawman finished in 11th place Beau Ambos took 23rd and race it is David Demaegd in and Kyle Lucas was the 12th Greg Stingle finished an unac-fi rst spot with 84 points place finisher. customed 24th place. Brent earned, Jim Ridderbush is sec-In the 1600 Buggy Poi~t Kozlowski started the race but ond with 81 points and Ben Race it is Mark Steinhardt failed to finish. In the fourth round of 1600 Buggy it was Matt Gerald once again taking a nice win, Chad De Wall took the second place honor, Greg Stingle was third to finish, Jamie Kleikamp was first off the po-dium and Mike Vanden Heuvel finished in the fifth position. Todd Lemke was the sixth place finisher, Bryan Holtger took seventh ·place, Steve Oman finished eighth, Randy Oman finished ninth and Brian Glime was the 10th place finisher. Jeff Virnig fin-ished in 11th place, Eric Lear came in 12th, Beau Ambos took the 13th spot, Vincent Lofquist was 14th and Bill Kortens was the 15th place finisher. Barry Whalen was the 16th car in, Tom Virnig came across in 17th, Michael Carey finished in 18th place, Craig Rabe was 19th and Ryan Stingle rounded out the top 20 cars. Stephanie Paid was 21st in, Chuck Scully finished 22nd, Bryan Norris was 23rd, Carol Gunderson took 24th and Jim Miller was the 25th and final finisher. In the 1600 Light Buggy Point Race it is Matt Gerald leading the pack with 83 points in hand, Mike Vanden Heuvel and Jeff Virnig are tied for sec-ond place with 71 points each and Greg Stingle is fourth with 60 points in hand. Next up, Rounds #5 and 6 are at beautiful Bark River. See ya all there! 11!!8!1 Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. took a pair of third place finishes in Pro 2WD, he is tied for first place in the Point Race in his Chevy. Chad Dewall had a sixth and a second place finish in 1600 Light Tim Lemons finished 2nd and 1st in the Super Buggy races, he Buggy at Crandon, he is tied for seventh place in the Point Race. leads the Point Race, seen here just at one of many landings. Mike Seefeldt scored a pair of third place finishes in the 1600 Buggy contests, Mike is tied for third in points in the class. Dusty Times September 2008 Page 23

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@a_§) VW AUTDPARTS NIGHT RACE Laguna Salada, ■.c. BY BYRLE MOORE PHOTOS: FOTO-BNA MEX First in Class 8, 1st overall, the Herrera/Martinez and Hardorica trio literally flew around the course, they averaged over 50mph for the race. Roberto Romo, Cody and Quentin Robinson were the big winners in Class ½-1600, seen here with lights aglow in the gathering dark. The Class 10 win went to Javier and Christian Buelna, they're seen here hustling through the night to the finish line. Page 24 In most parts of the world, when the sun goes down, even when you are in a place like the North Pole and the sun doesn't go down, they still call part of their 24-hour period, night. Then I guess it Javier Robles and Alex Zozaya took the Class 1 honors at the CODE Night Race,. they're seen here with the hammer down. Pietro Brassea drove his really good looking Class 5 Bug to the win, he's see Talk about a clean truck: Elias Canchola Jr. drove to the Class 7 win with ease, the rest of the class failed to finish. September 2008 LEFT: Jesus De La Torre, with a lot of other guys on board was the winner in the Class 12 battle, seen here hustling through the dusk. stands to reason, that if it's the next to last weekend in May, in Laguna Salada and the sun, has or is going down, it will more than likely shortly be night, therefore we shall have, or did have a night race. The people from CODE and their cosponsors, VW Autopartes, condu~ the 2008 version of this particular night race. This being the third race of the sea-son for the entrants and with an ongoing race for points in the various classes, the attendance was pretty good. Even if it was just a week before that other race that's conducted every year called the 500. Seventy-three cars, trucks and buggies and 3 2 teams of bikes and quads spend most of Saturday evening making a few laps through the dust and sand of La-guna Salada. The bike and quad participants got underway at 7 p.m., on their own, some-what shorter track and the cars and trucks, started to cross in front of their green, right next door, at 7:30. Sunset occurred at about 8 p.m. and the latest version of CODE racingwaswell under-way. Chris Parker and Co lie Porter led the way in Class Pro ranks and took home the gold and the checks with their time of 2:46: 10. Just a couple of minutes off at 2:54:05 were Franco Septien and Rene Magana, who took the silver and Mike Eiklenborg copped the bronze, with their time of 2:56:01. Chris Serna ran a 2:58: 18 and =n the Sportsman class, Paul Lopez and Mike Stein shared the honors, for the second spot with a 3:03:24 and Jaime and Ruben Verduzco, along with Oscar Gutierrez were third with a time of 3: 17:34. A 3:03:00 flat enabled Gary Gonzalez to head the Class Quad Pro along with Gilberto Perez. A3: 19:36 for Raul Cano and Juan Sanchez for sec-ond and Eduardo Aguirre y Fierro and Alfred Torres took the bronze with a time of3:40: 17. In the Quad Sportsman class itwas Gilberto Ramirez Sr. and Jr. at the top of the podium, with their 3: 14:30. Three riders shared the ride for the silver; Dusty Times

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It was a great night for Heribito Chavez, he took the Safari Class Rahuel Ramirez and Javier Valenzuela drove to a second place Eduardo Pena, with lights ablaze, drove to a second place finish in win in his really great looking Bug, seen here at speed. finish in Class ½-1600, seen here hustling through the night. the 5/1600 battle, he's seen here headin' for home. they were Cuitlahuac Espinoza, ers were the #949 team made up of timeof7:37:02. Jr., and Cesar Duron finished with a Silverspotwentto the three man team Alejandro Gomez and Marco A. Gustavo Meza, Ismael Flores, Refugio TwostartersandtwofinishersinC~ 4:17:55 for the silver. made up of Juan Zamarripa, Abundio Geraldo, their time-was 3: 15:37. The Sahagun and Rogelio Sanchez, in with a 7S; Edu;rdo Diaz, Ivan Lorenzo, Edgar Class 11 presented ten starters and Pichardo and Fernando Arredondo third spot went to a solo rider, who an- time of 7:09:33 and the bronze wentto Diaz and Israel Guillen, made up the team six of them had finishing times. Luis A. who hit the clocks with a 4: 12:43, mean-swers to the name of Gabriel Valencia; the #900 car driven by Juan Mayoral, inthe#72l truckandfinishedtheevening and Jose R. Rodriguez aided by Oscar while a four man team made up of his finishing time, was 3:33:30. Francisco Villarreal, Carlos Lopez and with a time of3:40:06. A three man team Acosta were first through the traps with Carlos Suarez, Cesar Fiscal, Enrique Mo-Now, on to the four wheel types. As Raul Luna who finished the night with a madeupofSergio Duron,SergioDuron, their #1144 car and a time of 3:57 flat. Continued next page stated, this was apparently, not only a dark course, but also a rough and dark course, especially for the high power boys. Class 1 had three starters and only the team ofJavier Robles and Alex Zozaya made the entire run they averaged 46: 11 miles per hour and had a time of 4:09:49, for the gold. Neither the team of Carlos and Daniel Ibarra, nor another team made up of Armando and Allen Bravo, along with Christian Perez managed to make it to Checkpoint 2 or Checkpoint 1, respectively. Class 10 had two starters and botl1 of tl1em finished. The first place team was the 1049 car driven by Javier Buelna,Jr. and Christian Buelna ran a nice 4:35: 11, for the top spot. Javier Buelna, Jr. went 5: 11 :01, for the silver. The Class 12 had tl1ree starters and here again only one finisher and that team was made up ofJesus de la Torre, Jorge Sains, Cesar de la Torre and Ismael Nery who went 5:32:03 for the gold. The team of Carlos Herrera, Marcos Martinez and Martin Hardorica, who ran a very quick 3:44:03 for the gold headed Class 8. Beny Canela, Denis Milner, Charlie Lopez and Martin Choquttle took the silver with their time of4:46:13, FemandoandAlonsoGasca alongwitl1 Roger Wellsandteamed the bronze witl1 a time of 4:48:55 and tl1e 801 truck driven by Ivan Rubio, Edgar Rubio, Sergio Duarte and Marco A. Garcia finished witl1 a 5:08:53. Class 5 started two but only the 500 team of Pietro Brassea, Ivan Pacheco, Danya Pacl1eco and Edgar Yepiz finished with a time of 4:31 :53. There were eight starters in tl1e Class 1/2-1600 and all but one of them finished with times. Roberto Roma and Cody and Quinten Robinson had a 4:00:42 for first place. Rahuel Ramirez and Javier Valenzuela went 4:06:20 for second and Hector Garcia, Alessa Paola,Jose C. Robles and Ricardo Cardenas had a time of 4: 10:08 for the third spot. In Class 7 there were seven starters and here again, only one team, made up of Elias Canchola,Jr., Oscar Ishida and Francisco Gonzalez finished tl1e entire course; theirwinningtimewas4:25:57. Five starters and four finishers in C~ 5-1600; first a= the line in the early morning hours was the team in car #551 made up of Roberto Rabago, Eduardo Moreno, Francisco Reynoso and Alberto Garcia, who went 4:50:54 for the win. Eduardo Pena, Erick Muller, Antonio LopezandEmestoRodriguezrana5:32:28 for the silver and the bronzewentto Emilio Salcido, Miguel Hurtado, Victor Mancillas and Carlos Rivas in the #599 car. Class 9 had four starters and three of them made ital! the way to the checkered flag. First across the finish line was the four man team of Eduardo Laguna, Jr., Marcos Martinez, Jorge Martinez and Edgar Alvarez, whose time of 6:06:41 won them the gold. Second place finish-Dusty Times September 2008 Page 25

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Gustavo Meza drove his Rockodile emblazoned car to a silver Eduardo Diaz drove his really good looking Ford to a gold medal With lots of candlepower to show the way, Juan Zamarripa drove medal finish in Class 9, seen here boring through the night. finish in Class 7S, seen here just before lights on. to a second place finish in the Class 11 contest. rales and Alfredo Suarez came in for the Martinez,Jesus Garcia and Josue Cortez. the # 1533 car finished only about half in with a 3:59:46 and another four man Efren Garcia ran away with the two lap nightwi!h a time of 4:40:59 and the third Their time was 6: 17 :08. Three others of the race, but were awarded the silver. team made up of Enrique Ramos, Carlos win; turning in a very nice 3:51 :55 for the place trophy and check. made it to Checkpoint 2 and four oth- Eight starters in Class 21800 and Heraldez, Victor Ramos and Ramon gold. Hector Mireles, Claudia Davalos In the Sportsman class there were four ers only got to or just past Checkpoint 1. three finishers, in this field. First across Higuera brought the# 1847 truck in with and Sergio Rosales took the #001 car to groups made up of 1400s,.1500s, 1800s Pete Williams, Ubaldo Perez and the line was the # 1848 truck driven by a time of 4:02:58. These three teams were the silver with a time of 5:32:08 and Luis and the Safaris. Class 14 was headed by Cesar Castillo were the only finishers in Jorge Rivas, Gilberto Arreola, Arturo· the only finishers. Lam, Raul Martinez, Jose Ortega and Jose Quintero who ran a nice 4:37 :26 the Class 15 field with their winning time Garcia and Hugo Agundez, their win-The Safari class had four starters and Alonso Hernandez took the bronze with for gold and the only other class finisher · of 6:38:29. Another four man team ning time was 3:08:36. Second place fin.. the entire class finished making it one of a time of 6:35:37 and Javier Silva, Javier was almost two hours back and that was made up ofDaniel Licon, Victor Barboza, isher was the team of Alberto Mendoza, only three classes to finish all entrants. Gomez, Erick Silva and Carlos finished the 1403 team co-driven by Jose Alfonso Barboza and Cesar Ramirez in Daniel Uriarte and Rigoberto Cabrera Heriberto Chavez, Luivan Voelker,Jr. and with a time of?:26:07. Jose Martinez hustled through the night to a decent second place With eight of twelve lights ablaze, Alberto Mendoza drove his Hector Mireles had a pretty good night, he drove to a second place finish in the Safari Class, seen here at speed. finish in Sportsman Class 14, here at speed. Jeep to the silver medal in Sportsman Class 18. ,. 11ed by 'P11itV1(),ri Class\ \\att1 -KING OFF-ROfiD RACING SHOCl<S (J)BEAR We carry a full lin FILTERMAaw ~~~ Page 26 September 2008 Dusty Times

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Roberto Rabago and friends drove to the Class 5/ 1600 win, they're seen here on their way to victory in the night. Jose Quintero had a really good race, he took the Sportsman Class 14 win with eas·e, he's seen here on his way to victory. And thus closes the third race of the CODE 2008series. Insomeoftheclasses it's a dead heat for season points, in oth-ers it goes up to about ten points separat-Dusty Times ing first from third. By the time you read this, the fourth race of .the series will be on the books and more than likely things Continued on page 31 Jon Probst. flying high po1.1.1:ered by Fuel Safe. 1-800-433-6524 September 2008· Page 27

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Justice For Nye Frank Category: Criminal Justice Region Target State & LocaVCalifornia & Riverside County CA Attorney General Description/History: A petition to seek the investigation of the death of Nye Frank Some background to his case: Nye Frank, 68 years old, passed away on August 5, 2007 after he was violently assaulted by a 27 year old professionally trained wrestler, at the corner of Twin Pines and Valley Hi Drive in Banning, CA while Nye and Lee were picking up the Sunday paper. The guy was arrested and brought to the County jail for questioning after the incident but set free without bail after 3 days. The case was closed by the Riverside District Attorney's office on Oct 19, 2007 without further investigation declaring that Nye died of a heart attack brought about by a mutual combat. The autopsy findings and other evidences however show that it was NOT a fistfight nor was it a heart attack. The CA elder abuse law provides that anyone who willfully causes any elder to suffer or inflicts pain is punishable by imprisonment and if in the commission of the offense, the defendant causes the death of the victim, he shall receive an additional term in state prison. We are greatly concerned about the handling of the case and would like to petition the Attorney General to order the re-opening of the case so that it can be properly investigated. To contact Lee or Dawana, . send an email to or call 310-619-6260. Petition: We, the undersigned, are friends, former colleagues, race car drivers, builders and other race industry people, who wish to seek the investiga_tion of the death of Nye Frank, 68 years old. The autopsy findings and other evidences show that it was not a mutual combat. In the years that we've worked with Nye, he has never had a fight with anyone. By his inventions, Nye contributed so much to the auto industry, and to the racing industry in particular. He was a· man loved by many. He deserves justice and his name cleared. We call on the US Attorney-general to re-open and investigate the case (Case#B07217013) to arrive at the truth and justice for Nye, and file the necessary criminal charges against the perpetrator. AGREED UPON BY THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE: Name County Email Addr. Tel. No. Page 28 September 2008 Dusty Times

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Pete Williams was the big winner in the Sportsman Class 15 race, he's seen here hustling through the night to the checkers. will tighten up. "Fud" is relaxingwith his hands cro;sed behind his head, that know-ing smile on his face, and CODE wants to thank all participants, volunteers, driv-Dusty Times ers, chase crews, families, friends and fans for another well produced race. See you somewhere on the Baja and Via con Dias. C@)) • • • . ,. ... •-•· I .,,,,. . ...,.., -FEA11111111S: ,,,_,,__ Emllnlldery ,,,,,,.,._,_. ,..,..,,. ·-Lo,-2. 1.11110.:nr,a.2,350 ~ Fax •.3I0.043IJ .,,.,,s 3834 Wacker Dnve • Mira Loma, CA 91752 September 2008 Page 31

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1112_~ CDYDTI! WASH 200 Andy Takes Class I And overall BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO -... ~. ,.. ' .. '</,,i. -\C; Andy McMillin led the Class 1 troops all the way, took the overall win as well, he's seen here flyin' high on his way to victory. There was a good turnout for the MOR Vision X/McKenzies Coyote Wash 200 in the middle of June down El Centro way. As per usual, the racing was good, there was lots of action and all concerned said they had a good time. First up was Class 1, there were seven of them, one did not start and one was a dnf and the racing was really good. At the end of their first of seven laps it was Andy McMillin leading the pack, Mark McMillin was a couple of minutes back in second place, Jim Beaver ran in the third spot, Eddie Zeller ran in fourth place, Bruce Mills was in fifth place and Matt Scaroni was in the sixth spot. Jamie Galles failed to start the race. Second lap ended and Andy McMillin still led, Jim Beaver had moved up into second place, he was seven minutes in arrears, Eddie Zeller moved into third place, he was another two minutes back, Bruce Mills ran fourth, another 25 min-utes back and Mark McMillin was in the fifth spot, 39 minutes behind the leader. Matt Scaroni failed to complete his second lap. There were no position changes on the third, fourth and fifth laps, everyone racing as hard as they could. Sixth lap ended, Andy McMillin still led the class, Eddie Zeller was four minutes back in second place, Jim Beaver was right there in the third spot, Bruce Mills remained in fourth and Mark McMillin was a long fifth. Seventh lap, last lap and Andy McMillin took the Class 1 win as well as the overall win, Jim Beaver was the second car in, Eddie Zeller was 32 seconds behind in third, Bruce Mills came across in fourth place and Mark McMillin was the fifth and fi-nal finisher. Next up were the Class 5-1600 cars, there were nine of them and eight would see the checkered flag. When their first lap ended it was Richard Glaszozack in the lead, Kris Schulz was in the second spot, Miguel Cortez was running third, Greg Perryman was in the fourth spot and Jorge Perez held down fifth place. In sixth place was Isaac Camberos, Scott Plunkett was seventh, Casey Callahan was in eighth place and Eric Garcia was running ninth. The second of their six lap odys-sey ended and Richard Glaszozack still led the field, Miguel Cortez Richard Glaszozack had a great race, he led Class 5/1600 every lap and he had 13 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. John Andrews had a good race, he took the lead on the second lap and there he remained, he's seen here at speed. · moved into second place, he was some six minutes behind the leader, Greg Perryman was now in third place, Jorge Perez was up to fourth and Isaac Camberos was up a spot into fifth. Kris Schultz dropped to sixth place, Eric Garcia was up to seventh, Scott Plunkett ran eighth and Casey Callahan was in ninth place. Lap 3, halfway and Richard Glaszozack still led the class, Miguel Cortez held on in second place, now seven minutes behind the leader, Greg Perryman still ran in third place, Kris Schulz was up to fourth and Jorge Perez dropped a spot into fifth place. Isaac Camberos was in sixth place, Eric Garcia remained in seventh place, Scott Plunkett held on in eighth and Casey Callahan was the ninth place finisher. Fourth lap over, Richard Glaszozack still led the class, Miguel Cortez remained in second still seven minutes in arrears, Greg Perryman still ran third, Isaac Camberos was up two spots into fourth place and Jorge Perez held on in fifth place. Kris Schulz still ran in sixth place, Eric Garcia ran seventh, Scott Plunkett remained eighth and Casey Callahan still ran ninth. At the end of !,ap 5, Richard Glaszozack still led the 5-1600 class, Miguel Cortez remained second, he was now 10 minutes in arrears, Isaac Continued next page .,.....,..,...,_.,.....,,,,,...,.,...,,..,_,,...,..,.---,....,,,,,=,,.,...,.===========i Chris Hester didn't have any competition this race but, as you Jim Beaver was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 1 contest, can see, he drove his Ford quickly to the Class win. he took home the silver medal, seen here at speed. -·~ .-,,v.-:::,_-❖• .. ,, Miguel Cortez ran second in Class 5/1600 for most of the race, he took home a second place finish, seen here headin' for the finish. Cliff Zucker is a bit out of shape here, but he carried on and took Ryan Haugley is seen here driving to a decent second place finish Michael Proctor was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 1200 a second place finish in his really neat lookin' truck. in the Class 11 battle at the MDR night race. race but he took home the silver medal for his race. Page 32 September 2008 Dusty Times

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Noah Ouantrell is a bit off the straight and narrow here. but he Isaac Gastelum worked his way up to second place in the Class Conservative driver ? Not Eddie Zeller: he drove to a third place carried on for a very nice second place in Class 1400. 1600 fracas, he's seen here on his way to the finish line. finish in Class 1, a mere 23 seconds out of second spot. Camberos moved up a spot into tered in Class 7, they had-s-ev-e-n'l'a_p_s_;__p'la_c_e_a-n'd'R:;-o-d'd,--;:F;-a-n-te'l,:li'-s,ti:.ill'r_a_n--:i-n--;;;;:;:,:;::"¥S:;::: ==-_::;:================;:;;:::;:=========; third place, Kris Schulz was up two to run and Chris HJ ester was the the third spot. ,-i, places into fourth and Eric Garcia only finisher, he motored around Their fourth lap ended, John was up two spots into fifth place. and took the class win with a little Andrews still held the lead, Cliff Greg Perryman had troubles and over a 40 mile per hour average. Ja-Zucker was giving chase and Rodd dropped to sixth place, George Perez son Rodriguez fai led to start the Fantelli had disappeared from the dropped to seventh place and Casey race. scoring chart. Callahan was into eighth place. Scott Class 725 had three entrant and There was n9 change in position Plunkett failed t complete his fifth seven laps to go for their race. Two for the remaining three laps and lap. of the trucks would see the check-John Andrews took a nice class win Sixth lap, final lap and Richard ered flag. At the end of their first and Cliff Zucker took home the sil-Glaszozack took a very nice win, lead- lap it was Cliff Zucker in the clas ver medal. ing the class all the way, Miguel lead, John Andrews ran in second Class 9 had three car entered, Cortez finished second, he was 13 place and Rodd Fantelli ran in third they too had six laps to run for their minutes in arrears, Isaac Camberos place. race but, unfortunately, none of the took the bronze medal, Kris Schulz Second lap ended and now John three would see the checkered flag. came in fourth and Eric Garcia took Andrews was the leader, Cliff At the enJ of their first lap it was fifth place honors. Sixth place went Zucker dropped to second place and Alyssa Looney in the lead, Hal to Greg Perryman, Jorge Perez fin-Rodd Fantelli was running in the Graves was the second car across the ished in seventh place and Casey third spot. line and Mark Culver ran in the third Callahan was the eighth and final Third lap came to an end and spot. finisher. John Andrews was still in the lead, The second lap saw no position There were only two trucks en-Cliff Zucker remained in second changes, it was still Looney in the Wiring Harnesses Worldwide benchmark manufacturer of rnlll"t.ery-epecff'icetion wil"ing systems for ell motorapor-t; applioatlona MoTeC .Sngine' fv1~nagement end Det.e Aoquieltfon Systems Utilizing the finest Raychem System 25 COl"'rfX)nente. the industry stenderd for ell pr-ofeselonel racing sanctions. Engineering, essernbly. and comprehe)nsive testing performed 100% in-house. 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Anaheim, CA 92801 ..-# (714) 446-9473 / Fax: (714) 446-9247 ~~~<~ -=~ IVl□•~~~5>.k~,-ab7i~£1'Cn~.~•cs ~-----------------------_;_c_:::...:._c;c_-'-'--'-='-=--''9 ·--·---· ........ ·--··--·--··=----~ Page 34 September 2008 Brent Smail led the Class 11 contingent all the way, he had 50 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. lead, Graves in second place and Culver bringing up the rear. Their third lap ended and Alyssa Looney still led the class, Hal Graves ran second, he was two minutes be-hind the leader and Mark Culver had disappeared from the scoring chart. Fourth lap and Alyssa Looney still was the leader, Hal Graves was 10 minutes behind her and that's how it ended. There were no more Class 9 cars running, reasons un-known. There was only one Class 10 car entered, Rick Sanchez but Rick failed to start the race. There were five Bugs entered in the Class 11 contest and all of them would see the checkered flag. When their first lap ended it was Brent Smail leading the class, Morgan Perrault was second in class, Cody Agee ran in third place, Brian Max-well was fourth and Ryan Haugley was the fifth place runner. Second lap ended and Brent Smail continued to lead, Cody Agee held on in second place, he was 20 · minutes behind the leader, Morgan Perrault dropped a spot to third, Brian Maxwell remained in fourth place and Ryan Haugley held on in fifth place. Third lap was over and Brent Smail still led the class, Cody Agee remained in second, he was 40 some minutes in arrears, Ryan Haugley turned it on and moved up into third place, Brian Maxwell stayed in fourth place and Morgan Perrault dropped to the fifth spot. Fourth lap, last lap and Brent Smail took a nice win, Ryan Haugley moved up and took a second place finish, Cody Agee came along in third place, just one minute away from second, Morgan Perrault fin-ished in fourth place and Brian Maxwell was the fifth and final fin-isher. There were five cars entered in the Class 1200 contest and four of them would make it to the check-ered flag. Tom Watson was the class leader at the end of the first lap, Chris Cortez was second, Mike Aguilar ran in third place and Michael Proctor was running fourth. Bryan Yonan failed to start the race. . Their second of seven laps ended and Tom Watson continued to show the way, Chris Cortez remained in second place, he was 13 minutes be-hind the leader, Mike Aguilar held on in third place and Michael Proc-tor ran in the fourth spot. Tom Watson continued to lead as they finished their third lap, Chris Cortez remained in second place, he was now 24 minutes in arrears, Michael Proctor moved up into third place and Mike Aguilar Tom Watson ran fast and was trouble free all race long, he flew to victory and had over an hour in hand at the checkers. Dusty Times

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Isaac Camberos drove his really good lookin' Bug to a third place Cody Agee gets a bit airborne as he races his Bug to a third place Luke McMillin ran in first and second place most of the race but finish in Class 5/1600, he's seen here just before dark. finish in Class 11, he was just 17 seconds out of second place. dropped to a third place finish when the checkers flew. =~~-=..;,;.~~-.--i:h---=e---=w---=a::-:s7Ir:-e::-:ss:-:t:rh--:a-::n--:tw::--:o:-m-::--:-in::-:-:-u::-:te--:s--=-i-n--a-r-Travis Bartlett was the Class 1400 winner, he led all four laps, he's seen here in his really good looking truck. dropped to fourth place with ma-jor problems. Fourth lap came to an end and Tom Watson was out there all alone in first place, Chris Cortez still ran second, he was now 40 minutes in arrears, Michael Proctor held onto third place and Mike Aguilar re-mained in the fourth spot. The fifth and sixth laps saw no changes in position. Here it is, seventh lap and Tom Watson came in for a nice win, Michael Proctor moved up a spot ONGRATULATIONS TO AILOUR RA WHO HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT! 2007 SCORE CLASS CHAMPIONS Class 1 Billy Gasper Class 10 Lobsam Yee Class 12 Tim Noe Class 1/2 1600 David Caspino Class 5 Lulvan Voelker 2007 BAJA 1000 WINNERS Class 11 st -Larry Roeseler. 2nd -Steve Strobel, 4th -Mark McMillln, 5th~ BiUy Gasper; 6tlt-Dale Class 12 1st -Tim-Npe1 2nd -Stan Pott-er Class 8 1st -Glen Greer M CIJss 1/2 1600 2nd -Victor Barreda, 4th -Dan Class 5 1st ~ Drew Belk, 2nd ..... Luivao Vojl -·, ··. . . <~~ .• Dusty Times Hirum Duran took the Class 1600 lead on the fifth lap, came in for the class win, seen here in his great looking car. to take the silver medal, Chris Cortez dropped a spot to finish in third place and Mike Aguilar came in first off the podium. Kevin Swanson was entered in Class 1300 but he failed to start the race. September 2008 There were 11 trucks entered in the Class 1400 battle, they had four laps to run for their race and nine of them would see the checkered flag. When they ended their first lap it was Travis Bartlett showing the way, Jason Mount was in second place, rears, Craig Zumwalt ran in third, less than a minute out of second place, John Deuth was fourth, less than a minute out of third and Ja-son Cagle ran in the fifth spot. In sixth place was Noah Quantrell, Bill Isenhouer ran seventh, Jeff Shaw was eighth, another minute back, Aaron Lopez ran ninth and Pat Sulalo was in 10th place. Bob Pierce ran in 11th place, Cameron Reeves made it an even dozen and Craig Gay was running in 13th place. Greg Sunds failed to start the race. Second lap ended and Travis Bartlett continued to show the way, John Deuth moved into the second spotyhe was five minutes in arrears, Jason Cagle was up two spots into third place, Noah Quantrell was now in fourth place and Craig Zumwalt had dropped to fifth place. Jeff Shaw was now running sixth, Pat Sulalo was seventh, Bill Isenhouer was in.eight\l place, Jason Mount dropped way back to ninth Continued next page Page 35

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A third place finish in Class 1400 went to Jason Cagle, he's seen here just at takeoff in the fading light. Bi/1 lsenhouer drove his really good looking older Ford pickup to a fourth place finish in class, seen here at speed. Jeff Shaw drove his plain wrap truck to a fifth place finish in class 1400, he's seen here churnin' through some of the soft stuff. place and Cameron Reeves was up two spots into 10th and Craig Gay ran in the 11th spot. Aaron Lopez was on his trailer. The third lap showed no new leader, Travis Bartlett was the leader, Page 36 Noah Quantrell was now in the sec- Shaw dropped a spot to seventh, ond spot, he was 11 minutes behind Jason Mount was now in eighth theleader,JasonCagleheldoninthird place, Pat Sulalo ran ninth, place, Craig Zumwalt ran fourth and Cameron Reeves was in 10th place John Deuth dropped to fifth. Bill and Craig Gay remained in 11th Isenhouer remained in sixth place, Jeff place. September 2008 Last lap, Travis Bartlett came in Sixth place went to Jason Mount, for the class win, Noah Quantrell Pat Sulalo was seventh in, Cameron took the silver medal, Jason Cagle Reeves finished eighth and Craig took home the bronze, Bill Gay was the ninth and final finisher. Isenhouer finished first off the po- Craig Zumwalt and John Deuth were dium and Jeff Shaw finished fifth. nowhere to be seen. Twelve 1600 cars were pawing at the ground, ready to race and quite a race they had. They had seven laps to go and at the end of their first it was Steve Eugenio in the class lead, Caleb Sanden was second, less than a minute behind, Luke McMillin ran in third place, Ray Files ran fourth and Isaac Gastelum was in fifth place. Duran Hiram was sixth in, Quentin Tucker ran in seventh place, Arnoldo Gutierrez was in the eighth spot and Andy Anderson ran in ninth place. Bryan Meyers was un-able to finish his first lap and nei-ther Bryan Meyers or Hunter Beau-mont started the race. Steve Eugenio still led after the second lap, Caleb Sanden remained in second pla e, Luke McMillin re-mained in third place, Isaac Gastelum moved into fourth place and Duran Hirum was now in fifth place. Ray Files had dropped to sixth place, Quentin Tucker held on in seventh, Andy Anderson was in eighth place and Arnoldo Gutierrez was ninth. Their third lap ended and Luke McMillin had moved into the class' lead, Isaac Gastelum was now running second, Duran Hiram was now run-ning third, Quentin Tucker moved up to fourth place and Ray Files was in the fifth spot. Steve Eugenio dropped way back to sixth place, Andy Ander-son was seventh and Arnoldo Gutierrez ran in eighth place. Caleb Sanden was on his trailer. Fourth lap ended and Luke McMillin still led the class, Duran Hiram ran second, Quentin Tucker was third, Isaac Gastelum was in fourth place ,i.nd Ray Files held on in fifth place. Andy Anderson moved into sixth place and Arnoldo Gutierrez was running seventh. Steve Eugenio was out of the race. Fifth lap ended and Duran Hiram moved into the class lead, Luke McMillin dropped to second place, three minutes behind the leader, Quentin Tucker held on in third place, Isaac Gastelum re-mained in fourth and Ray Files re-mained fifth. Andy Anderson was still running sixth and Arnoldo Gutierrez was still in seventh place. Sixth lap and there were no posi-tion changes. Seventh lap, last lap and when the checkered flag flew it was Duran Hiram taking a really great win, Isaac Gastelum finished second, he was 10 minutes in arrears, Luke McMillin came in for a third place finish, Quentin Tucker finished first off the podium, Ray Files took the fifth spot and Andy Anderson was the sixth and final finisher. Arnoldo Gutierrez failed to complete his last lap. And so it ended, another week-end of fun and frolic. See ya all at the next one!!!!!!!!!! Ml}JU Dusty Times

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Harb Rana 12-27-27 • 5·7-08 Herb leaves • sons, Steve, Richard, Angle and Shane 1 daughter, Kathleen "I Grandchlldren and 1 great grandson Herb's first ,ace was the 1978 BaJa taao His last ,ace was the 2001 Vegas To Reno Herb loved ,acing, women and gin on the rocks, not In any partlcula, order but his biggest love was llfe Itself. The world Is a lot poorer now that Herb Is ,acing where there are no entry fees, no dnFs and there 1s·no competition Review Board. Herb Is sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. ,I Illa con Dlos Herb. Dusty Times September 2008 Page 37

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AT BARK RIVER ■Ike· vanden Heuvel Takes Twa In 1aaa Light Buggy BY]. PRESTON BRADSHAW PHOTOS: J&L PHOTOGRAPHY John Mason scored a couple of wins in Super Buggy at Bark River, John leads the Class points, he's seen here nicely airborne. Bark River was prepared for the WSORR invasion, lots of en-trants were on hand to contest for honors in Rounds 5 & 6 and there was lots of great racing to keep the fans on the edge of their seats and it also gave the drivers a chance to put it all on the line for a few bucks and a load of glory. There were eight entered in the Pro 4x4 races but only three of them made it to the race track this weekend. When they finished their rounds on Saturday it was Jerry Daugherty taking the class win in his Chevy, Kent Brascho was second in, he too in a Chevrolet and Al Drews settled for a third place finish in his Ford. Sunday's Round saw Kent Brascho taking the class win, Jerry Daugherty was second across the finish line and Al Drews took the bronze medal. In the Pro 4x4 Point Race it was Kent Brascho in the lead with 125 points, Jerry Daugherty in secon·d with 95 points and Al Drews third with 94 points in hand. The Pro 2WD had some re-ally good racing over the week-end, when they finished their Sat-urday Round it was Chevrolet mounted Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. taking a really nice win, right behind him in second place was Evan Evans, he too in a Chevy, Dave Waldvogel took the third place honors, also Chevy mounted, Rhonda Konitzer was the fourth place finisher, in yet another Chevy and Ross Hoek was the fifth place finisher, first of the Ford brand. In sixth place was Kevin Probst, Chevrolet, Zane Roberts was seventh in, also Chevy mounted, )ace Schubert finished in eighth in another Chevy and Don Williams was ninth in his Ford. In the Sunday Pro 2WD fra-cas it was Evan Evans taking the win, long overdue, Ross Hoek fin-ished in the second place posi-A win on Saturday and Sunday for Mike Vanden Heuvel in 1600 Light Buggy has him in the class point lead, seen here in flight. tion, Rhonda Konitzer was right there in third place, Kevin Probst was first off the podium and Dave Waldvogel took fifth place hon-ors. Ron Schreiner was the sixth place finisher and Zane Roberts took another seventh place fin-ish. In the Pro 2WD Point Race we had Dan Vanden Heuvel, Sr. in the lead with 116 points earned, Kevin Probst was second with 110 points and Dave Waldvogel was third with 97 points in hand. The Pro Light races had brand new winners as everyone scrambled for points positions In the Saturday scuffle it was Steve Federico taking a nice win in his Toyota, Jonathon Probst was sec-ond in his Nissan, Lee O'Donnell took third place in his Toyota, Randy Eller took fourth place in his Ford and Mark Oberg fin-ished fifth in his Ford. Chad Rayford finished sixth in his Ford Truck, Chad Hord finished in seventh place, Josh Hintz was the eighth place finisher in his Nissan and Jeff Kincaid was an ·unaccustomed ninth place fin-isher in his Toyota, he had won all four races prior to this. When the checkers flew for the Sunday Pro Light race we saw Chad Hord taking a very nice win, Jonathon Probst took an-other second place, Steve Federico took the last spot on the podium, Josh Hintz was the fourth place finisher and Chad Rayford was the fifth truck in. Jeff Kincaid took sixth place hon-ors and Lee O'Donnell came in for seventh. Mark Oberg and Randy Eller started the race, but were unable to complete the re-quired laps. The Pro Light Point standings show Jeff Kincaid leading with 127 points in his pocket, Steve Federico was second with 110 points and Jonathon Probst was in third place with 105 points earned. Always racing, Mike Vanden Heuvel also took two wins in 1600 Buggy at Bark River, he's seventh in points in Class. Jerry Daugherty took the Saturday Pro 4x4 win at Bark River, Jerry is second in points, seen here just at takeoff in his Chevy. There were 19 Super Buggies pawing at the ground for their Saturday Round, when the dust cleared it was John Mason taking the win, Tim Lemons was right there in the second spot, Scott Schwalbe took third place hon-ors, Gary Nierop was fourth in and Ryan Mulder rounded ·out the top five cars. Sixth place went to Stephanie Krieman, Herman Barnum took seventh, Paul Heynan was the eighth place fin-' isher, Corry Heynan finished ninth and Chris Haenlein came across the line in 10th place. Michael Lucas took 11th place, Adam Guberud made it a even dozen, John Frana was unlucky 13th, Craig Biesik was 14th in and Todd Wallace was the 15th and final finisher. Luke Zoetmulder failed to finish the required laps. The Sunday Round of Super Buggy saw another win for John Mason, winning two days in a row, Gary Nierop was second in Tim Lemons finished third, Ryan Mulder finished fourth and Todd Wallace came in fifth. Sixth place went to Herman Barnum, Paul Heynan finished seventh, Stephanie Krieman was eighth in, Luke Zoetmulder was ninth to finish and Craig Biesik came in 10th. Michael Lucas finished in 11th place again, Scott Schwalbe was way back in 12th place, Chris Haenlein took 13th place and I Al Konitzer took a win on Sunday in Stock Truck, Al is in fifth Gary Nierop took a fourth and a second place finish at Bark place in the points race, he's seen here in his Dodge. River, he's third in points in Super Buggy, here in flight. Page 38 September 2008 It was a third and a 12th place finish for Scott Schwalbe in Super Buggy, Scott is fourth in points for the class. Dusty Times

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Randy Eller didn't have the best of weekends, 4th on Saturday, a dnf on Sunday in the Pro Light events, seen here in flight. In the 1600 Buggy events, Bob Blaney registered a fourth and a third place finish, bob is currently in fifth place in points. In Super Buggy, Tim Lemons took a second and a third place finish, Tim sits just two points out of the point lead. John Frana finished 14th. In the Super Buggy Points Race it is John Mason leading the.pack with 132 points in hand, Tim Lemons is in second place, he has 130 points accrued and Gary Nierop is third with 108 points to his credit. Super Truck, as usual, had some good racing over the week-end. When it all ended on Satur-day it was Ben Wandahsega tak-ing the win in his Chevrolet, was the third place finisher, Ross Hoek finished forth in his ·Ford and Gary Gottschalk was the fifth place finisher in his Chevy. Ro n Schreiner, UWELD, fin-ished in sixth place and Don Wil-liams finished seventh in his Ford. Sunday's Super Truck race saw Keith Steele taking his third class win of the season, Ross Hoek was right behind him in the second spot, Dan Baudoux took the last spot on the podium, Ben Wandahsega was fourth across the finish line and Ron Schreiner Dusty Times Second on Saturday, first on Sunday, Kent Brascho had a great weekend in his Chevy, he leads the Class Point battle in Pro 4x4. Dan Vanden Heuvel Sr. flies high at Bark River, Dan took a 1st and an 8th place finish in Pro2WD in his good looking Chevy. came across in fifth place. Don is second with 119 points and Williams was the sixth-place fin-Ben Wandahsega is third with isher and Gary Gottschalk came 118 points. in for seventh place. Stock Truck was next up and Super Truck Point standings therewerequiteafewofthem.They show Keith Steele leading the class took off in a thunder and when the with 130 points, Dan Baudoux checkers flew it was Mitch Dorr tak-ing the win in his Ford, Eric Ruppel, in another Ford was the second place finisher, Scott Beauchamp, Chevrolet was the third place finisher Craig Metz was fourth in his Ford and Don Demenywas the fifth place finisher 1TBEAOLOCK 5}MULATEO 8,L. VW8£AOLOCK t SX 1 .Z VW B£AOLO.CK'. l 5X"1 NON BEAOL.OCK at;:A.CL.0CK September 200s in his Dodge. Dan Beauchamp, Ford, was sixth to finish, Nick Byng finished seventh in his Ford, Dave Schneider, also in a Ford was the eighth place finisher, Jay Schaefer was ninth, driving a Chevrolet and Continued next page Page 39

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Jonathon Probst, Nissan, garnered a pair of second place finishes Not too bad a weekend for Rhonda Konitzer, she took a 4th and a 3rd It was a 2nd and a 3rd place finish for Dan Baudoux in the Super in the Pro Light events, seen here just before touchdown. in Pro 2WD, she's seen here with the power on in her Chevy. Truck contest, Dan is 2nd in points, seen here throwin' dirt. t:Hr:a::r:::v=ey::-TL-:::e-::w~is:-7:fi-::n-,-is::1h:-:e:-:d~10r,:t:1h::-:::i n:-7:'.h,.is:--,=;;=a==a===a=====....., GMC. Jim Van Rixel finished 11th in his Chevrolet, Jake Vande Voort finished 12th in his Chevy, Terry Kozlowski finished 13th in his Chevrolet and Al Konitzer was the 14th placed finisher in his Dodge. Sunday's Stock Truck race went to Al Konitzer, Eric Ruppel took runner's up honors, Mitch Dorr came across the line in third place, Scott Beauchamp finished in fourth place and Craig Metz was the fifth place finisher. Jim Van Rixel finished in sixth place, Don Demeny was seventh truck in, Dan Beauchamp finished in eighth place, Dave Schneider fin-ished in ninth place and Jay Schaefer was the 10th place fin-isher. Nick Byng finished in 11th place, Terry Kozlowski finished 12th, Harvey Lewis came in 13th and Jake Vande Voort was the Evan Evans flew his Chevrolet to a 2nd and a 1st at Bark River in the Pro 2WD races, Evan is fifth in points, seen here flying his Chevy. · Steve Federico, #24, duels with Jeff Kincaid, Steve took 1st and 3rd in Pro Light in his Toyota at Bark River. 14th and final finisher. Craig Metz leads the Stock Truck point race with 118 earned, Eric Ruppel is second with 113 and Scott Beauchamp is third with 111 points. Formula 4x4 had a pretty good two days of racin'. When the checkers flew on Saturday we saw Tim Moeller, Ford, taking his second win of the season, David Demaegd came in for second place in his Jeep, Bob Sayers, Ford, finished in third place, Pe-ter Van De Hey was fourth in his Dodge and Curt Zenefski fin-ished in fifth place in his Chevrolet. Chris Kaiko drove his Ford to a sixth place finish and Jim Ridderbush finished seventh in his Chevy. The Sunday Formula 4x4 race had a repeat winner, Tim Moeller took his third win of the season , and happy he was, in second place was David Demaegd, Chris Kaiko finished in third place, Curt Zenefski was fourth across the line and Jim Ridderbush was the fifth place finisher. Peter Van De Hey came in for sixth place and Bob Sayers finished in the seventh spot. David Demaegd leads the For-mula 4x4 point race with 126 in hand, Jim Ridder bush is second with 111 and Tim Moeller is third with 90 points earned. The 1600 Buggy class had 16 entrants, all rarin' to go and they did have a good race. When the smoke cleared it was Vanden Heuvel taking a nice win, Mark Steinhardt came in second, Mike Seefeldt, Jr. finished third, Bob Blaney came in fourth and Brad Erickson was the fifth place fin-t:rattsman Jat:k •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 40 isher. Terry Fitzgerald came in sixth, JeffVillemure was seventh, Kyle Lucas took the eighth spot, Daniel Martin finished ninth and Jason Janusz finished in 10th place. The 11th place finisher was Robert Kinner, Jeff Barrett came in 12th, Travis Dinsmore came across in 13th, Chad St. Mary finished 14th, Chris Ernster was 15th and Jesse Plawman finished in 16th place. Sunday's 1600 Buggy race and guess what, we had Vanden Heuvel winning again! Nice weekend for him, in second place it was Mike Seefeldt, Jr., Bob Blaney took third place honors, Kyle Lucas came in fourth and Brad Erickson was the fifth place finisher. Jason Janusz took a sixth place finish, Robert Kinner finished seventh, Chad St. Mary finished in eighth place, Jeff Barrett was ninth and Daniel Mar-tin was the 10th place finisher. Travis Dinsmore finished in the 11th spot, Terry Fitzgerald made it an even dozen, Chris Ernster fin-ished unlucky 13th and Jeff Villemure was the 14th place fin-isher. Mark Steinhardt and Jesse Plawman failed to complete the re-quired laps. Mark Steinhardt leads the 1600 Buggy Point Chase with 118 in hand, Mike Seefeldt, Jr. is sec-ond with 114 and Brad Erickson is third with 106 points. There were 26 buggies entered in the 1600 Light Buggy contest and on Saturday we saw Mike Vanden Heuvel taking his second win of the season, Chad DeWall took the silver medal, Greg Stingle finished third, Beau Ambos took fourth place and Bryan Holtger came in fifth. Sixth place went to Craig Rabe, Matt Gerald was lucky seventh, Bill Kortens came in eighth, Steve Oman finished ninth and Bryan Norris came in 10th. Eleventh place went to Mike Tikkanen, Todd Lemke finished 12th, Brian Glime came in 13th, Vincent Lofquist was 14th in and Barry Wahlen came across in 15th place. Eric Lear finished 16th, Tom Virnig was 17th, Randy· Oman came in for 18th place, Carol Gunderson was 19th in and Ryan Stingle was the 20th place finisher. Stephanie Pait! fin-ished in 21st place, Chuck Scully was 22nd in, Jim Miller finished 23rd, Brent Kozlowski was 24th, JeffVirnig was well back in 25th place and Jamie Kleikamp was the 26th and final finisher. Sunday's 1600 Light Buggy Race saw the same winner, Mike Vanden Heuvel take another win, his third of the year, Todd Lemke was right there in second spot, Steve Oman finished third, Matt Mitch Dorr flew his Ford to a first and a third place finish in Stock Truck, Mitch is seen here with lots of air beneath him. September 200s Gerald was fourth and JeffVirnig was the fifth place finisher. Sixth place went to Chad De Wall, Jamie Kleikamp was seventh in, Craig Rabe came in eighth, Brian Glime finished ninth and Bryan Norris was 10th again. In 11th place was Randy Oman, Bill Kortens fin-ished 12th, Beau Ambos was on 13th place, Barry Wahlen ran in 14th place and Greg Stingle was back in 15th place. Eric Lear was the 16th finisher, Tom Virnig took 17th, Vincent Lofquist fin-' ished 18th, Carol Gunderson was 19th and Bryan Holtger finished in 20th place. Chuck Sully fin-ished in 21st place, Carol Gunderson was 22nd and Jim Miller came in 23rd. In the 1600 Light Buggy Point race we have Mike Vanden Heuvel in the lead with 121 points earned, Matt Gerald is second with 114 points and JeffVirnig is third with 88 points. Next to run was the Classix class. When they finished their required laps it was Shane DeGroot taking the class win, Bob Weiland came in second, Kurt Schuch finished third, Bill Groboski, Sr. finished in fourth place and Jeremy Forbes was the fifth place finisher. Dale Chest-nut was sixth in, Stan Wood came in seventh, Randy Pennings fin-ished eighth, Galen Gee was ninth in and Adrian Tomlin came in 10th. Bill Wilson finished in 11th place, Jeffrey Tomlin was 12th in, Roger Schaden finished 13th and Ken Platten was the 14th and fi-nal finisher. Justin Keehner failed to finish the required laps. Sunday's Classix results had Shane DeGroot taking another class win, Justin Keehner fini hed in the second pot, Bob Weiland finished third, Kure Schuch was fourth in and Bill Wilson was fifth. 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Greg Stingle took a 3rd and a long 15th placefinish at Bark River, Not too bad a weekend for Herman Barnum, he finished seventh Greg sits 5th in points in the 1600 Light Buggy Class. and sixth in the Super Buggy races, he's seen here at speed. Not a good weekend for Jeff Kincaid, a 9th and a 6th in Pro Light . after recording 4 wins previously, seen here at speed. It was a decent weekend for Chad Hord, he took 7th on Saturday and a nice win on Sunday in Pro Light, seen here in flight. Ben Wandahsega drove his Chevrolet to a win on Saturday, fourth on Sunday in Super Truck, Ben is third in the point race. Tomlin was 12th in, Kenneth Platten was the 13th finisher and Steve Gibbs was the 14th and fi-nal finisher. Randy Pennings started the race but was unable to finish. · In the Classix Point Race it was Dusty Times Robert Weiland in the lead with 86 points in hand, Kurt Schuch was second with 70 points and Justin Keehner was third with 68 points earned. Last, but not least was the Enduro Truck Races. On Satur-day it was Jim Van Rixel taking a nice win, Matt Ives was second to cross the line, Marc Rogacziewski came in third, Matt Dale took fourth place and Brent Smith was the fifth place finisher. Ryan Rebman finished sixth, Peter -' IN LOVING MEMORY OF Delorey came across in seventh place, Ashley McGeshick was eighth in, Renee Peebles was ninth and Ben Wierzba was 10th to fin-ish. Shaun Bruski came in 11th, Craig Rogaczewski was in 12th place and Erick Morrow was the RONNI LOU CARTER 8/6/88 - 7 /8/08 September 2008 13th and final finisher. Sunday's Round of the Enduro Truck Race saw a repeat winner, Jim Van Rixel took the gold medal once again, Marc Rogaczewski took the silver, Matt Dale the bronze, Peter Delorey finished in fourth place and Ryan Rebman finished fifth. Matt Ives finished in sixth place, Ben Wierzba was in seventh place, Re~ee Peebles finished in eighth place, Shawn Bruski finished ninth and Paul Jensen finished in 10th place. Ashley McGeshick was the 11th finisher, Craig Rogaczewski was 12th in, Eric Morrow finished 13th and Brent Smith was 14th to finish . . Marc Rogacziewski leads the Enduro Truck point chase with 82 in hand, Matt Dale was in sec-ond place with 70 points earned and Ben Wierzba was third with 69 points in hand. So it ended, next up are Rounds 5 & 6 in Oshkosh, see ya all there! ~ Page 41

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~ .. Mike Bliek overalls BY STEVE RUDDICK PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Gerado Barragan drove his sturdy looking Range Rover to the Class 3 win, he's seen here at speed on the course. completed all the required laps in 8:35:47 at 46.5 mph. #832 also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 5 in 0:59: 16 at XX mph. Schlingmann summed it up this way: "What a great weekend for racing in the California desert! The Dean Schlingmann Motorsports team is getting faster with every checkered flag!" Mike Bilek had a good race, he ran up near the front all day, took the Class 1 win and the overall as 'well. Alex Stats was in hot pursuit in car #122 all day. Stats was about six minutes off the pace at the end, but still managed to win Second Place Overall and Second Place in Class in 6:38:57 at 60.2 mph. Steve Ryan did the Driver-of-Record duties along with Robbie Kennedy and Ronnie Dyer. "The rear heim's were a little sloppy and we lost our brakes about halfway through the race. We stopped and traded co-d river's every lap, too", Ryan reported. "I loved it! The Course was rough between Mile Marker 12 and 16, but the rest was 'fast"'. Sounds like fun to me. CLASS 1400: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Seven entries; three starters; one finisher; two DNFs; four DNS. Jay Arnold was the sole survivor in Class in truck #1409. Arnold got #1409 to the Finish Line in 9:26: 17 to win First Place in Class and Ninth Place Overall at 42.4 mph. Ryan Abellana was the early leader in class in truck #1410 and grabbed the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 in 0:55:09 at XX mph. #1410 DNFd after Lap 4. LUCERNE VALLEY CA -It's Saturday June 28 2008 and I'm in beautiful Lucerne Valley in sunny southern California for the,MDR 400 double-points race. Start/Finish is off Bessemer Mine Road at Soggy Dry Lake. The weather is mostly sunny and hot - a high of 98F that feels like lOlF in the 29% humidity, coupled with an 8-mph wind that gusts up to 18-mph in the afternoon. 14.4 hours of daylight and four hundred miles of desert to go before this race day is done. It's Course A clockwise - fifty mile lohg laps with thirty-two major course changes, big dips, drop offs, The Sand Hill, seven Road Crossings (RX), two Check Points; and lots of ups-and-downs in-between. Classes 1, 10, 8, 1400, and 1600 did the full monty of eight laps; 6 Laps for Classes: 12-Unlimited and 1300; 4 Laps for Classes: 300, 1200, 1450, 1700, 1900. Time Limit for the race was: 13 hours. The green flag started flying at 7:00 AM. Sixty-two entries signed up to give it a go and race in the sun for fun and glory in Lucerne Valley. Forty-two started, and twenty Finished. CLASS 1: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Eleven entries; eight starters; four finishers; It was a nice win for Dean Schlingmann, he took the Class 8 win with ease, he's seen here just at liftoff. ;. Terry Ingold didn't have a lot of competition to worry about, he ran his race, took the gold medal, seen here saving some tire wear. Page 42 four DNFs; four DNS. Mike Bilek in car# 156 took home the MDR 400 race honors with a First Place win both Overall and in Class 1 Unlimited. Car #156 averaged about 51 minutes per lap the first four laps of the race, and then stepped up the pace to an average 46 minutes per lap on laps 5 through 8. Bilek finished the race in 6:33:09, with a 00:05:48 margin-of-victory. Mike Bilek, from Tustin CA, and his daughter Alexa drove the HMS race car for Laps 1 through 4, when Steve Jangaard and Crew Chief Bryan Bekgey got the call to duty for Laps 5 through 8. The race pace was fast at 61 mph and Bilek said "I had a blast -especially on the all-out wide open stretches!" [Translate that as 108-mph on the GPS]. "The car ran great until the heat kicked in and the engine temp rose to 240 degrees", Bilek said. "At those times, we just had to back off the throttle a little. Dust was also a factor. There was a lot of catching up and passing because we started last in class due to a late entry. With the dry desert dust, it made for a challenging race", Bilek added. This was the teams second MDR race this season and the teams second overall win. Alexa Bilek's only comment was "I like fast". Jeremy James got to the Finish Line and the checkered flag in 7:03:37 at 56.7 mph in car # 101 to win Third Place Overall and Third Place in Class. Jamie Galles got it done in 9:19:42 at 42.9 mph in car #l to win Fourth Place in Class and Eighth Place Overall. Joshua Daniel won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 in car #98 in 0:45.41 at XX mph. Daniel's blistered the track and led the pack for Laps 1 through 3, struggled on Lap 4, and DNF'd for the day. CLASS 10: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Three entries, three starters, one finisher, two DNFs. Brady Helm was first off the line in class at the green flag in car # 1090, and led the race all day to win First Place in Class and Seventh Place Overall in 9: 19: 16 at 42.9 mph. Bekky Wik got off to a very slow start in car #1011, but managed to win the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at XX mph in 0:52:37. Wik DNF'd after that. CLASS 8: Eight laps; four hundred miles. One entry; one starter; one finisher. Dean Schlingmann beat the heat and the dirt and dust and the Mojave Desert to win First Place in Class and Fourth Place Overall in truck #832. Schlingmann Shannon Harwell took the Class 1300 lead on the second lap and there he stayed, seen here in the really good looking car. September 2008 CLASS 1600: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Ten entries; eight starters; two finishers; six DNFs; two DNS. Bryan Burgess got his race day of fun done in 8:59:27 at 44.5 mph, in car #1650, to win First Place in Class and Fifth Place Overall. Burgess won by a 0: 11 :02 margin-of-victory. # 1650 also won the Fast Lap honors in 0:56:46 at XX mph, on Lap one. Eric Mathews won Second Place in Class and Sixth Place Overall in car # 1610. Mathews got # 1610 to the checkered flag in 9: 10:29 at 43.6 mph. CLASS 1200 Unlimited: Six laps; 300 miles. Two entries; two starters; one finisher; one DNF. Terry Ingold was the sole survivor and Finisher in Class 1200 Unlimited, in car #1203. Ingold got the required six laps completed in 8:46: 10 at 34.2 mph to win First Place in Class for the day. Ingold also went the fastest on Lap 3 at XX mph in 1:04:56 to win the Fast Lap honors in class. CLASS 1300: Six laps; three hundred miles. Five entries; four starters; three finishers; one DNF; one DNS. Shannon Harwell from Sonora CA won First Place in Class in the S&S Racing car #1322, with a 0:28: 15 margin-of-victory; completing the required laps in 6:07: 19 at 49 mph. Harwell also won the Fast Lap award on Lap 6 at XX mph in 0:57:57. Brian Daniel did the co-driving duties. "This is our first race ever", said Harwell. "There were fast spots, and some really rough spots too. It wa absolutely fun!" It's always fun to win -considering the cracked rear trailing arm and the broken rack-&-pinion bracket at the finish* Jim Sizelove won Second Place in class in car Dusty Times

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actually getting the pass on a few " cars . CLASS 1200: Four laps; two hundred miles. Three entries; two starters; two DNF's; one DNS. It was not a particularly ·good race day for the Class 1200 Limited racers; no finishers. On the bright side -Steve Marsee got in three laps of fun in car #1287 before getting the dreaded DNF. In between, Marsee won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 2 at XX mph in 1:57:13. I hope they still had fun doing it. Jay Arnold drove his mean lookin' machine to the Class 1400 win, he's seen here with the pedal to the floor. Court Lagare had some stiff competition but he drove hard and well, he took the Class 1450 win with 25 minutes in hand. CLASS _1450: Four laps; two hundred miles. Fourteen entries; nine starters; five finishers; five DNFs; four DNS. Court Lagare drove truck #1493 to the checkered flag the fastest to win First Place in Class in 4:31 :05 at 44.3 mph; with a 0:27:23 margin-of-victory. Josh Pfohlman, from Lake Elsinore CA, won Second Place in Class in The Bee-Hive Sports Bar truck # 1301. Sizelove got the required laps done in 6:35:44 at 45.5 mph. Joe Micklus also finished the race in car #1369 in 7:26:06 at 40.3 mph. CLASS 300: Four laps; 200 miles. One entry; one starter; one finisher. Gerardo Barragan got the days racing duties over and done in 5:08:46 at 38.9 mph to win First Place in Class in the O.C. Rovers car #304. Barragan also won Fast Lap on Lap 4 in l: 15:07 at XX mph. Gerardo Barragan Jr. was the co-driver for laps 1 and 2, and Reid Larson took over the shotgun duties for laps 3 and 4. "We were 'on-the-pipe' all day", Barragan Sr. reported. "We had a bit of a radio issue, but no real problems; and we only stopped for a co-driver change", Barragan said. "There was lots of dust, and we hit a rock and cracked the front cliff due to , poor visibility. The mostest and bestest fun was the last lap and Continued next page Alex Staats ran fast and consistent in Class 1, but not fast enough, Jim Sizelove took home the silver medal in the Class 1300 Josh Pfohlman took the second spot on the podium in the Class he was second to finish, five minutes in arrears. competition, he's seen here at speed out on the course. 1450 battle, he's seen here hustling across the desert. Dusty Times 1111'1/11&.•~ SHOCK .... .,...,.&eHNOI.OGY 714.530.B701 .. FAX 714.530.B702 12842 JOY STREET, GARDEN GROVE, CA 92840 ',n flu~• 311 '' , ' Banner Serie ';'2.6" 2.5" -·, t{;i(J4g Need coil springs? Call King Sh(}cks! We have custom and produdion coils in stock, and the experience Io get you what you need. Coll today! September 2008 Page 43

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Eric Mathews was the second place finisher in the Class 1600 fracas, Jeremy James was the third place finisher in the Class 1 battle, Joe Mick/us drove his nasty looking car to a third place finish in the Class 1300 race, he's seen here at speed. just a bit off the winning pace, 11 minutes in arrears at the end. Jeremy averaged almost 57 miles per hour for the race. Shane Sims was running well but a long third lap dropped him Mike Koenig led the first lap, had problems on his second lap and Greg Sunds had two long laps to hinder his racing activity, he was the fifth place finisher in class, he's seen here at speed. into a third place finish, he's seen here running hard. he ended up fourth in class, seen here at speed. #1455; a 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Inglewood CA won Third Place The Sand Hill was a challenge, Pfohlman got # 1455 to the in Class by a 0:01: 12 margin-of-but we had fun!" checkered flag in 4:58:28 at 40.2 victory in truck #1489; a '93 Mike Koenig in the Total mph. T. Iwami got the co-drivers Chevy 1500 with 20-inches of A-Chaos truck # 1451 from seat for lap 1, and Joe Pecora arm travel in the front and a 4-Sacramento CA was only tookoverthesecondseatduties link setup in the rear with 27-0:01:12 behind Sims at the for laps 2 through 4. "It was a inches of travel. Ralph Barrera Finish Line, to win Fourth Place long race", stated Pfohlman. was the co-driver. Sim in Class for the day. Koenig "We got a good start and set a completed the required laps in finished with a total time of good pace for Laps 1 and 2, and 5:06:09 at 39.2 mph. "We ate a 5:07:21 at 39.0 mph. Koenig then the rear shocks blew out; lot of dirt but had no flats all drove the first half of the race, gone. It was a littles-low from day", reported Sims. "The and then turned the wheel about MM 10 through MM 18, radiator got a bit hot on Lap 3, duties over to Troy Robinson but the rest of the Course was and so did the left side exhaust for Laps 3 and 4. "We broke the fast and smooth. The most fun when it caught on fire in the pits idler arm on the second lap", was 'Finishing', and 'winning' to due to a fuel spill. The Course Koenig said. "We had sooo boot." Shane Sims from was rough the first 18 miles, and much fun! It was a blast!" Greg Page 44 RACE READY PRODUCTS 103 PRESS LANE SUITE 4 CHULA VISTA, CA 91910 (619} 691-9171 (866) 891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) .691-0803 FAX September 2008 Sunds from San Jacinto CA won Fifth Place in Class in truck #1465; in 6:11:28 at 32.3 mph. Sunds, a 'virgin' rookie racer, built the 'No-Name' 95 Ford Ran_ger, equipped with 20-inches of front travel and a 24-inch 4-link rear setup. "The up-link bolt came loose on Lap 1, and we pulled the hood on Lap 2 because it was overheating (250F)", said Sunds. "The resistor wire came loose from the coil pack on Lap 3, and we melted the fuse from the radiator fan too." Was it fun? "Oh YEAH!" Craig Reynolds drove the fastest lap of the day in class at XX mph in just 0:58:03 in truck #1456, to win the Fast Lap award on Lap 1. Alas, that also put an end to Reynolds race day; aka DNF. Well, Race Fans -That pl,lts the wraps on yet another race story by Ace Reporter, from the deserts of beautiful and sunny southern California; where life is good. This is a tough job -long hours and low pay, working in brutal and inhospitable conditions: dirt and dust and hot as can be. On the other hand, it does have certain 'benefits' -at least that's what the Boss keeps telling me. Got Dirt? - will travel: · That's my job. Am I havii:g}un yet? You bet! «!l..IU. Brian Burgess was the big winner in the Class 1600 fracas, he led all the way and he had 11 minutes in hand at the checkers. Brady Helm is kinda new to Class 10, he ran a great race, averaging 43 miles per hour for the long race and took the win. Dusty Times

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1 MO lt.E. TRAIL GLOW FREEDOM 250 ~oi,~$.i;;\,.-i,n.Jf;n:h...,., Raskett Takes Class I And overall Steve Raskett took the Class 1 win at the MORE Freedom 250 and he was the overall winner as well, seen here with lights ablaze. LUCERNE VALLEY CA -It's Saturday June 28 2008 and I'm in beautiful Lucerne Valley in sunny southern California for the MDR 400 double-points race. Start/Finish is off Bessemer Mine Road at Soggy Dry Lake. The weather is mostly sunny and hot - a high of 98F that feels like 101 F in the 29% humidity, coupled with an 8-mph wind that gusts up to 18-mph in the afternoon. 14.4 hours of daylight and four hundred miles of desert to go before this race day is done. It's Course A clockwise -fifty mile long laps with thirty-two major course changes, big dips, drop offs, The Sand Hill, seven Road Crossings (RX), two Check Points; and lots of ups-and-downs in-between. Classes 1, 10, 8, 1400, and 1600 did the full monty of eight laps; 6 Laps for Classes: 12-Unlimited and 1300; 4 Laps for Classes: 300, 1200, 1450, 1700, 1900. Time Limit for the race was: 13 hours. The green flag started flying at 7:00 AM. Sixty-two entries signed up to give it a go and race in the sun for fun and glory in Lucerne Valley. Forty-two started, and twenty Finished. rP--- I lo .com ~ rm:fl <I3 £I:Jlm) & ~Blf.!IICK * &blue ~st$5.99 -8st$6.99 -10 st$9.49 -12 st $10,99 . : . . , , ™3 20ft. Lenghts , -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 • 10 20ft, $128.20 •12 20ft. $185.20 .... ...,,.nment Adapters JMKT series Chromoly JMXBT $20.05 JMX10T $26.16 .· JMX12T $33.25 JMX14T $60.78 X16T$76.10 red & blue red & blue -645$12.99 ,---690$12.99 -8 45 $13.99 ·. -8 90 $14.99 -10 45 $16.99 ----------10 90 $15.99 """"""- - -12 45 $21.84 - -12 90 $21.84 Complete Line of ~ * · · New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. Weld-in Bungs I.PR8CISION RACING PROD , 2865 Gt:JNDRY AVE~ SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Dusty Times September 2008 Brian Munson had a good race, he took the Trophy Challenge win, he had more than 20 minutes in hand at the checkers. CLASS 1: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Eleven entries; eight starters; four finishers; four DNFs; four· DNS. Mike Bilek in car #156 took home the MDR 400 race honors with a First Place win both Overall and in Class 1 Unlimited. Car #156 averaged about 51 minutes per lap the first four laps of the race, and then stepped up the pace to an average 46 minutes per lap on laps 5 through 8 . Bilek finished the race in 6:33:09, with a 00:05:48 margin-of-victory. Mike Bilek, from Tustin CA, and his daughter Alexa drove the HMS race car for La p s l thro u g h 4 , w h e n S teve J a ngaar d a n d C rew Chief Bryan B e kgey got the call t o duty for L a p s 5 thro u g h 8. The race pace was fast a t 6 1 m p h a n d Bilek said " I h ad a blast -especi ally o n the all-out wide o p e n stre t c hes!" [Trans lat e tha t as 108-mph on the GPS). "The car ra n great until the heat kicked in and the engine temp rose t o 240 degrees", Bilek said. "At those times, we just had to back off the throttle a little. Dust was also a factor. There was a lot of catching up and passing because we started Continued next page PLEASE! SUPPORT THE ADVERTISERS WHO KEEP ·•. · I·.• . · .. . . : ': . . REPORT/NG THE OFF ROAD NEWS! Page 45

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Kory Halopoff almost had it won, he finished second in Class 1, Richard Woods was the second place finisher in the Class 1300 Marylou Garavito was just a tic off the winning pace in the Class 5/ 1600 race, she took home the silver medal, 27 seconds in arrears. a long last lap did him in, he's seen here at dusk. fracas, he's seen here charging through the nights gloom. It was a good evening for Rich Volpe, he took the 1300 Class win with more than 20 minutes in hand, seen here at speed. last in class due to a late entry. With the dry desert dust, it made for a challenging race", Bilek added. This was the teams second MDR race this season and the teams Page 46 second overall ·win. Alexa Bilek's only comment was "I like fast". Alex Stats was in hot pursuit in car #122 all day. Stats was about six minutes off the pace at the end, but A nice evening for Chris Bowman, he took the Class 5 win with ease, he's seen here hustling his good looking car through the dusk. still managed to win Second Place Overall and Second Place in Class in 6:38:57 at 60.2 mph. Steve Ryan d id the Driver ;of-R e cord duties along with Robbie ·Kennedy and Ronnie Dyer. "The rear heim's were a little sloppy and we lost our brakes about halfway through the race. W e stopped and traded co-driver's every lap, too", Ryan reported. "I loved it! The Course was rough between Mile Marker 12 and 16, but the rest was 'fast"' .. Sounds like fun to me. Jeremy James got to the Finish Line and the checkered flag in 7:03:37 at 56. 7 mph in car # 101 to win Third Place Overall and Third Place in Class. Jamie Galles got it done in 9:19:42 at 42.9 mph in car #l to win Fourth Place in Class and Eighth Place Overall. Joshua Daniel won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 in car #98 in 0:45.41 at XX mph. Daniel's blistered the track and led the pack for Laps 1 through 3, struggled on Lap 4, and DNF'd for the day. CLASS 10: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Three entries, three starters, one finisher, two DNFs. Brady

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Mike Ward was· the second place finisher in the Class 9 battle, he cruised in with a 15 minute deficit, seen here at speed. Rob Smith is seen here just at takeoff, he took a second place Allen-Byma took home the silver medal in Class 1400, he was a finish in Class 78 at Barstow in his really good looking car. smidge off the winning pace, seen here setting up for a right hander. ~';a====-~========""==================; Helm was first off the line in class at the green flag in car #1090, and led the race a ll day to win First Place in Class and Seventh Place Overall in 9:19:16 at 42.9 mph. Bekky Wik got off to a very slow start in car #1011, but managed to win the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at XX mph in 0:52:37. Wik DNF'd after that. J1 CLASS 8: Eight laps; four hundred miles. One entry; one starter; one finisher. Dean Schlingmann beat the heat and the dirt and dust and the Mojave Desert to win First Place in Class and Fourth Place Overall in truck #832.-Schlingmann completed all the required laps in 8:35:47 at 46. 5 mph. #832 also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 5 in 0:59:16 at XX mph. Schlingmann summed it up this way: "What a gr e·a t weekend for racing i-n the California desert! The Dean Schlingmann Motorsports team is getting faster with every checkered flag!" Aaron Aspel was the Class 5-1600 winner at the night race, but it was close, he only had 27 seconds on his competition at the flag. Justin Rash lands a bit on the hard side, he went on to take a nice win in the Class 9 contest, he had 5 minutes in hand at the checkers. CLASS 1400: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Seven entries; three starters; one finisher; two DNFs; four DNS. Jay Arnold was the sole survivor in Class in truck #1409. Arnold got #1409 t o the Finish Line in 9:26:17 to win First Place in Class and Ninth Place Overall at 42.4 mph. Ryan Abellana was the early leader in class in truck #1410 and grabbed the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 in 0:55:09 at XX mph. #1410 DNFd after Lap 4 . Scott Gailey drove his really good looking Class 10 car to the class win, he's seen here boring through the night. Tim Sletten finished his three required laps in fairly good time, he took the Class 11 win with ease, seen here in the dark. Dusty Times CLASS 1600: Eight laps; four hundred miles. Ten entries; eight starters; two finishers; six DNFs; two DNS. Bryan Burgess got his race day of fun done in 8:59:27 at 44.5 mph, in car #1650, to win First Place in Class and Fifth Place Overall. Burgess won by a 0: 11 :02 margin-of-victory. #1650 a lso won the Fast Lap honors in 0:56:46 at XX mph, on Lap one. Eric Mathews won Second Place in Class and Sixth Place Overall in car #1610. Mathews got #1610 to the checkered flag in 9: 10:29 a t 43.6 mph. CLASS 1200 Unlimited: Six laps; 300 miles. Two entries; two starters; one finisher; one DNF. Terry Ingold as the sole survivor and Finisher in Class 1200 Unlimited, in car #1203. Ingold got the required six Escondido laps comple ted i n 8:46:10 at 34.2 mph to win First Place in Class for the day. Ingold also went the fastest on Lap 3 at XX mph in 1:04:56 t o win the Fast Lap honors in class. CLASS 1300: Six laps; three hundred miles. Five entries; four starters; three finishers; one DNF; one DNS. Shannon Harwell from Sonora CA Continued next page Temecula 7916 BalboaAve. 426 N. Mafshal Ave. 868.666. 7792 619.442.8689 2646 Auto Park Wly 760.746.3193 2298 Merrill Center Dr 760.404..9019 26S01 Jefferson Ave. 951.326.2880 shop online: ww, September 2008 Page 47

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Shawn Walters had a long first lap and that hurt him, he took It was a second place finish in Ultra Truck for Eric Helgeson, he's Roger Byrd had a decent night, he took a nice second place finish in Class 7A, he's seen here at speed just before dark. second place honors in Trophy Challenge, seen here at speed. seen here running through the dark at Barstow. I It was a third place finish in the Class 1 battle for Vincent Galewick, It was a third place finish in Clas~ 5/1600 for the Volk crew at Cody Reid was only 20 seconds out of second place but he had to he's seen here hustling over the course before darkness fell. Barstow, they're seen here rushing through the night. settle for the bronze medal in the Class 9 battle. won First Place in Class in cracked rear trailing arm mph to win First Place in dust, and we hit"a rock and won the Fast Lap honors the S&S Racing car and the broken rack-&-Class in the O.C. Rovers cracked the front cliff due on Lap 2 at XX mph in #1322, with a 0:28:15 pinion bracket at the car #304. Barragan also to poor visibility. The 1:57:13. I hope they still margin -of -victory; finish* Jim Sizelove won won Fast Lap on Lap 4 in mostest and bestest fun was had fun doing it. completing the required Second Place in class in car 1: 15:07 at XX mph. the last lap and actually CLASS 1450: Four laps; laps in 6:07:19 at 49 mph. #1301. Sizelove got the Gerardo Barragan Jr. was gett!1ng the pass on a few two hundred miles. Harwell also won the Fast required laps done in the co-driver for laps 1 and cars . Fourteen entries; nine Lap award on Lap 6 at XX 6:35:44 at 45.5 mph. Joe 2, and Reid Larson took CLASS 1200: Four laps; starters; five finishers; five mph in 0:57:57. Brian Micki us also finished the over the shotgun duties for two hundred miles. Three DNFs; four DNS. Court Daniel did the co-driving race. in car #1369 in laps 3 and 4. "We were 'on-entries; two starters; two Lagare drove truck #1493 duties. "This is our first 7:26:06 at 40.3 mph. the-pipe' all day", DNF's; one DNS. It was to the checkered flag the race ever", said Harwell. CLASS 300: Four laps; Barragan Sr. reported. "We not a particularly good fastest to win First Place in "There were fast spots, 200 miles. One entry; one had a bit of a radio issue, race day for the Class 1200 Class in 4:31:05 at 44.3 and some really rough starter; one finisher. but no real problems; and Limited racers; no mph; with a 0:27:23 spots too. It was absolutely Gerardo Barragan got the we only stopped for a co-finishers. On the bright side margin-of-victory. Josh f u n ! " It's a 1 ways f u n to days racing duties over and d river ch an g e" , Barr a g an -Steve Marsee got in three Pf o h I m a n , fro m L a..k e win -considering the done in 5:08:46 at 38.9 said. "There was lots of laps of fun in car #1287 Elsinore CA, won Second we would tike to congratulate M.O.R.I!. M.O.R.I!. GRAF YO Trall Glow Preedom 250 Ken TOlbert/llnld Cope 1st Place 5-t&GO Aaron Aspe/steve TOibert 1st Place 5-1800 IIUdWard 2nd Place Class 9 Jeremy Volle/Tam Bolk !rd Place 5-t&GO 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 48 September 2008 before getting the dreaded Place in Class in The Bee-DNF. In between, Marsee Hive Sports Bar truck It was a nice Class 78 win for Chad Cummings, he had 25 minutes in hand when he arrived to take the checkered flag. Lorenzo Rodriguez was the Class ½-1600 winner, he had five minutes in hand at the flag, seen here before darkness fell. Dusty Times

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im Scott had it all his own way, he took the Trophy Challenge win with ease, he had over half an hour in hand when the checkers flew. #1455; a 2000 Toyota Tacoma. Pfohlman got #1455 to the checkered flag in 4:58:28 at 40.2 mph. T. Iwami got the co-drivers seat for lap 1, and · Joe Pecora took over the second seat duties for laps 2 through 4 . "It was a long race", stated Pfohlman. "We got a good start and set a good pace for Laps 1 and 2, and then the rear shocks blew out; gone. It was a little slow from about MM 10 through MM 18, but the rest of the Course was fast and smooth. The most fun was 'Finishing', and 'winning' to boot." Shane Sims from Inglewood CA won Third Place in Class by a 0:01:12 margin-of-victory in truck #1489; a '93 Chevy 1500 with 20-inches of A-arm travel in the front and a 4-link setup in the rear with 27-inches of travel. Ralph Barrera was the co-driver. Sims completed the required laps in 5:06:09 at 39.2 mph. "We ate a lot of dirt but had no flats all day", reported Sims. "The radiator got a bit hot on Lap 3, and so did the left side exhaust when it caught on fire in the pits due to a fuel spill. The Course was rough the first 18 miles, and The Sand Hill was a challenge, but we had fun!" Mike Koenig in the Total Chaos truck #1451 from Sacramento CA was only 0:01:12 behind Sims at the Finish Line, to win Fourth Place in Class for the day. Koenig finished with a total time of 5:07:21 at 39.0 mph. Koenig drove the first half of the race, and then turned the wheel duties over to Troy Robinson for Laps 3 and 4. "We broke the idler arm on the second lap", Koenig said. "We had sooo much fun! It was a blast!" Greg Sunds from San Jacinto CA won Fifth Place in Class in truck #1465; in 6:11:28 at 32.3 mph. Sunds, a 'virgin' rookie racer, built the 'No-Name' 95 Ford Ranger, equipped Continued next page Ray Griffith had a good time in his Jeep, he took the Ultra Truck win with 20 minutes on his opposition, seen here all lit up. Dusty Times * Sponsorship Opportunities* HOSE SMITH PREP SHOPS San Diego * ATTENTION * CONSTRUCTORS RACE TEAMS Hose Smith San Diego is now providing certified internal and external cleaning of your high value racing components including rust and debris removal via our proprietary "Ultrasonic " cleaning technique. Oil Coolers Heat Exchangers - Oil Lines - Engine and Drivetrain - By-Pass Shocks By-Weekly Pick-up and Delivery icengineworksM p,wci&ion«xtiiusthaadermodalf95)!'1111mS 619-665-1361 _, Send Sponsorship Requests and Resumes to: · PO Box 1689, San Marcos, CA 92079-1689 Mention this ad for a 5% discount on any service September· 2008 Page 49

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Steve McMullen was having a really good race in Class 10 but he failed to complete his last lap and was scored as the third place finisher. Perry Coan was the third place finisher in the Ultra Truck battle, he's seen here at speed just at dark. A bronze medal finish in Class 7A went to Jeff Vera/di, Jeff was just a bit off the winning pace this race. with 20-inches of front travel and a 24-inch 4-link rear setup. "The up-link bolt came loose on Lap 1, and we pulled the hood on Lap 2 because it was overheating (250F)", said Sunds. "The resistor wire came loose from the coil pack on Lap 3 , and we melted the fuse from the radiator fan too." Was it fun? "Oh YEAH!" Craig Reynolds drove the fastest lap of the day in class at XX mph in just 0:58:03 in truck #1456, to win the Fast Lap award on Lap 1. Alas, that also put an end to Reynolds race day; aka DNF. Steve Rose is a bit on the teetery side here but he went on to take the win in the Class 7A contest, he won by 10 minutes. Well, Race Fans -That puts the wraps on yet another race story by Ace Reporter, from the deserts of beautiful and sunny southern California; where life is good. This is a tough job -long hours and low pay, working in brutal and inhospitable condition : dirt and dust and hot as can be. On the other hand, it does have certain 'benefits' -at least that's what the Bo keeps telling me. Got Dirt? -will travel: That's my job. Am I having fun yet? You bet! M!Jl.U. ~ (.cNCJ We carry a l'uD selection ol': WELD•ON•TABS WELD•ON•BUNCS I-EIMS & ROD ENDS We also #OCk a large quant/1,yplr ,. CfoROIVIC)LY & DOMTUBNG ...---------------DlllBB!JJD .3054 .£ VALLEYVIEliV.BLll'D. LAS VEG.A..J;. NV; 89,oZ 77!.:L: 70.Z-BT,-49 r, FAX..• TOZ-BT ,-szz I Page so l:M ■IMlll&1 Ttlt'tit.rtN.Ktt.~•SOmri.:t ... SACa OftAoa<f ~ @!) 0 mt Q wlUill ... littlll (SHOE) IPJ!ll!tfl ~ II -SI./SPENS/ONS '~...... l UNJ./MITEO '-~ September 2008 Barry Karakas was the Class BA winner, he cruised around and took the class win as his competition faded into the dust. "Alright, I'll get you over the mountains, but then you're on your own." ~---------~--------, "l'l'fflrvlllg IJal' Natural RtllHlrt:el FOR Name _______ 1 I Tbtl 1'111111&.Jaltml Of FR.OM 111• Pulllit:'' Address I We're Fighting For Your Access Rights! C ---------1 I Join me IJlueRibbon <!oalition ,ty I I 4555 Burley Dr. Suite A• Pocatello. ID • 83202 Slate __ Zip Cede Individual Aernbersnip: ..l S2(Yyear ..l S250 lifen:ne I I LJ Organizattooi8us1ness Membersr:p S100,'year I I PAYMENT TYPE: .J CheQ< ..I Cr~d Ca:d (below• I ') VISA ·) Mas,&eCald ,) AmenGaO E.<prass ') DISWver , h t ii I , C E . www.s are ra I Credit anl • Xp I , L---~~~~~~!~~=~=---J Dusty Times

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By SRCHLJPACABRA@YAHOO.aJM August 1st, 2008 SOLO BAJA 1000 RACER As I sit in my small Gold Mine 17 3 feet below the surface of the Baja region of Mexico and relax af-ter a long night of mining gold for future uses for the Baja children that can always use books, clothes, shoes and just the basic stuff to get through another day in Baja, Bring toys, goodies, and stuff to give to the kids when you come here, as you will be looked upon as a gener-ous soul With that said, I sat back in my Rocky Cave and somehow wondered if the Baja Racers that come through our world renowned terrain ever really understand what goes through the mind of a SOLO RACER in BAJA? Our terrain goes from a sooth-ing sandy serine seaside resorts to areas of Baja that are unspeakable to the general population. Racers never even take photos of these ar-eas as the results may bring on hal-lucinations after the race and sui-cides have been the result of bring-ing up the past. TV Crews stay away from the forbidden zones of Baja. They stay in the safe areas for the thought of the Chupacabra scares all men away. If you do your re-search, Not more that 290 racers enter the World Class Baja Race, Not even 200 finish as despair and destruction await even the most confident and skilled driver. You think your money will guarantee a win and or a finish. Ha Ha for You. $480,000 trophy trucks found at the bottom of 1,200 foot cliffs, driv-ers never to be found, just dried blood and some hair left behind. Not a place to take your family on vacation. Go ahead tough guys, Make My Day! But one such SOLO Racer, I observed during the last three Baja races seemed to be determined to prove to himself he could race SO LO and prove to all that this feat can be done if you put your mind to it. AB I go the other countries in the world to observe others, I hap-pen to be at Glamis Dunes one Bone Chilling Cold and Windy night in January 2007 to observe this SOLO rider in the Dunes in the Middle of the night riding from one end of the dunes to the other building up his stamina to Race the "TRUST NO ONE" BAJA 1000 event. Yes Fellow racers, after see-ing the movie on DVD from "Dust To Glory" This Solo rider was de-termined to enter a 1,400 mile race from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas in the 2007 BAJA 1000. Never having been to Baja, this Solo rider was in for the challenge of his life to conquer the terrain of Baja. He rode for 20 hours back and forth to see if his 50 year old body and mind could handle the thrashing, pounding, endless up and downs of the Internationally known Glamis Dunes. Not many riders ever come to terms with the ever changing sand silt hills of Glamis, The Witches Eyes at night can turn you into a dead corpse if launched over one wrong. In the morning after a typical wind storm, not even GPS will find you buried Dusty Times two feet below the sand surface. To bad for you for not planning the night ride with other seasoned rid-ers. Looks like you are dead and seasoned with sand. Better make your peace with everyone before you defy the Dunes of Glamis or BAJA. And, after a fun weekend at Glamis, we all stop at Denny's in El Centro for a Grand Slam Breakfast. At least there is a Denny' Rosarito when we go to the Baja. Determined and signed up for the 2007 BAJA 1000 this SOLO rider was at least getting support from BAJAPITS and LOCOS MOCOS. We would do our part to get this racer through the areas we won't even go to. And we speak Spanish, but not Chupacabra's Spanish of Death. Mr. Solo Racer was even paid by friends to NOT RACE. Others had bets that he would only get 150 miles and quit, cry and go home to mommy. Not a great way to start an event where death is an option. Another feat that was totally in-sane was this SOLO racer drove his Honda XR650R with California Plates to the race starting line with no extra clothes or chase support. Now that Psycho LOCO in Spanishlll! No Support Vehicle, Only a Camel Back, $200.00 cash and a Passport. Good thing he was with the BAJAPITS CREW for life support, or death bags on demand. So, the BAJA 1000 race started in Ensenada and this Solo Racer keeps a steady pace through terrain never thought possible to race in .. Rocks, Cliffs, Rivers, Sharp Bushes, Desert, SILT BEDS!!!!!, No Mans Land, Zombies in the Dark, People in the middle of no where just star-ing into space, very eerie conditions to ride in, mile long sewer rivers three feet deep, pelted with rocks from other vehicles, Farmers with Pitch forks jabbing at you as you pass, Coffin size holes dug in the middle of the course to trip you up and make you crash at night, Packs of Wolves needing raw meat from racers that crashed and had com-pound fractures oozing blood, the smell made wolves go wild. Just an-other normal day in BAJA. The BAJAPITS service, located every 50 miles was like seeing GOD for a few minutes as fuel was spilled in the gas tank, goggles cleaned, tire pressures checked, water bottles con-sumed, and are you really still alive, the BAJAPITS Crews slapped you on the back and made you get back out there for another round of the most evil terrain the devil won't even race on. Keep Going!!, Keep Goingll, Keep Going!! You can't stop for a visit with new friends. Pit #6 was the first 20 minute stop to catch his breath and Leo the pit Captain made him lay down and rest as 130mph Trophy Tucks passed by. A sure death run over if this newbi~ would have stayed on the course. Robbie Gordon stopped into Pit #6 to install a light, he was running way behind. Took some great photos of Robbie only to loose the Camera in the SILTS BEDS north of Loreto. We told you not to take any photos of Chupacabra's Baja. Shame on you stupid gringo. Cameras in Baja stay in Baja. Pit #7 was nice to stop at after going through 60 degree solid rock formations at 5mph in the dark of night. That $800.00 HID BAJA DESIGNS HEADLIGHT sure came in handy for night vision. A few minutes at Pit #7 and then onto SILT BEDS that consume you into falling every 20 feet. 1st Gear is just not fast enough, how about 3"1 gear pegged. Then you float on this Quick Sand Devil Dust. Live and Learn gringo from Glamis Dunes. Most of the time you would be in the middle of nowhere and crash-ing was not an option. Many racers were seen with broken cars not able to move, the race was over for them after spending $20,000 or more to race and now they waited for a tow. Had to keep moving and would re-port their situation to the BAJAPITS CREW Ahead, They had Sat Phones at the pits. Our Solo Rider had nothing but GOD!!. Our Solo Racer stopped at Pit #8 after the sale of his boot came off and needed some coffee as he fixed his boot. 30 minutes of pre-cious race time lost to a broken boot sale, solution?? Duck Tape and metal screws. A flapping sale on your foot peg is not your friend. It seemed like the clock was mov-ing way to fast and Our rider mov-ing too slow. Well after all it was his first time in BAJA. Friends that never raced this terrain thought it to be a trail ride of smooth flat sur-faces. NOT!!!!!! Some Sleep in the back of Pit Captain Pete Davis's pick up truck at BAJAPITS # 10 Pit at 1 :30am in the morning cost him anther two hours of down time. Chupacabra laughs!!! Again the BAJA 1000 is a RACE, YES!!! A RACE not a camp-ing trip to stop and drink Hot Chocolate and eat Twinkies. Pete got me back out there on the course at 3:30am. Mr. SOLO just keep losing time!!!! and time is your friend or your enemy. Solo rider gets to Bay of LA at Sun Up. Beautiful area!!!!!!!. Had low front tire pressure though the previous hills but never pumped up for the smoothest, fastest part of the course, with tiny SHARP ROCKS!!! CHUPACABRA!!!! that low pressure tire cost Mr. Solo racer TWO FRONT FLAT TIRES and Three more hours of down time .. HA HA HA HA HA!!! Not a good day for Mr. Hot Shot Glamis rider. And getting pelted by sharp pebble size rocks hurts like hell as the cars passed me .. Need to go faster or get pelted. Thank God a Pit Crew had a front tire for me as I limped into their pit. With a new front tire and 30 PSI in both tires, Mr. Solo Racer was determined to get caught up on now six hours of lost time. Again, this is a race not a social stop and go event. Also Our Solo Guy was not drinking water from his camel back because he thought he was tough enough to go without water until he reached a BAJAPIT, SO the Water pack NEVER GOT FILLED WITH WATER. Stupid Gringo needs to take a sip of water from his water pack to stay hydrated every ten min-utes. OVERHEATED BAJA SOLO RIDER about to Boil Over!!! Chupacabra is laughing!!!! Then more Silt Beds to deal with after making about 100 more miles of insane terrain. It was getting dark and again NO STOPPING for Cup cakes and tea. MOVE!!, MOVE!!, MOVE!!, MOVE!!. Keep the bike in gear and make it move, Your head hurts, legs, hands, shoul-ders, feet, eyes. Keep Moving. Just before Loreto, Solo Racer gets stuck in the Silt beds, Overheats and sits for THREE HOURS trying to cool down. Disoriented and confused the BAJA 1000 has caught up with Mr. Glamis Dunes SOLO Rider. Ha Ha for you not prepared for certain death, The SOLO RACER said to him self, "please run me over and end it now" as he sat in the September 2008 middle of silt beds staring into space. Battery dead on the bike, no lights, can't see a thing, no one wants to help you get out of the silt beds. Death is on it's way. After cooling down and a loss of three hours now that adds up to nine lost race hours. SOLO RACER gets his wits about him, gets on the bike, starts it up and lets the battery charge, OH MY GOD!!!! The HID LIGHT WORKS!!! He can see and proceeds to drive the bike 50 feet to the left and finds hard packed ground and rides back into the race course. Chupacabra was laughing at the SOLO DUMB RACER for three hours, Ha Ha Gringo!!!! You lost more precious time. THE BAJA FORGNES NO ONE!!! 912 miles and He Stops to ask the crowd in Loreto where BAJAPITS #18 is. All together they say that the pit is closed and you are way behind in time. The race is over for you Gringo SOLO RACER. More lies from Chupacabra's ZOMBIES. The Pit is three miles ahead. To tired, drained and overheated, the SO LO RACER nods off to sleep. Two hours later he awakes and it's 5:30am, Seven hours to go 400 miles to Cabo San Lucas. Ain't go-ing to happen for this burned out racer. The Baja finally beat this SOLO RACER into the ground. Cross the finish late is a DNF. So accept the DNF and plan for and try smarter next year. The SOLO RACER fuels up in Loreto and heads north on the Mexican High-way to the US Boarder. Meets up with Ben Sheppard who is with his dad running the race course in his Porsche Baja Buggy at a PEMEX 110 mile north of Loreto. They ex-change stories. That Baja 1000 just slapped me hard Ben. It Kicked my butt. Ben say's you did well for the first time ever in BAJA and try again next year. Well there's 2008 and try it again. So after five days and 2000 miles of racing/riding home, Mr. Solo Racer got educated on how to survive the BAJA. The Precision Concepts prepped XR650R ran great. He got to the border, crossed and arrived home safe, He would do it all over again and had FUN at 50 years old. Now that's Living Life! He now wished he had listened to what seasoned Baja Racers had told him about the Baja and what it takes to make it. Here is what is now brought up to all newbie rac-ers when they ask if they can make the Baja Race Grade of just FIN-ISH: YOU Will have to survive THE DEVILS 666 (DIABLO) Stomp-ing Ground that is a Treacherous, Deadly, DUSTY, DUSTY, DUSTY, DUSTY, Ugly, Wet, Ven-omous, Insane, Loud, Dangerous, NO SLEEP!, Filthy, Fast Paced RACE that takes You (If you are tough enough) through Rivers of Rat Infested Sewage Three feet deep, 005000' Vertical Rock Face/ Mountain Elevations, Silt Beds that consume Whole Cars, Mexican Solders with M 16's, Huge Fallen Trees, Witches, Unspeakable sightings, Snow Storms, Wind Chill, Flash Floods, Laser Pointer to~lind You, lighting bolts that will hit your vehicle, Gold Mines, Cac-tus Needles that cause severe pain after you crash into one, narrow passes with 2500' drop offs, huge holes dug out by local Race Fans that flip a trophy truck over like it's a Tonka Toy, Water Snakes, Giant 351h Rodents that Consume Human Flesh, Big Hairy Flys, Packs of Coyotes/ W erewolves, Rabid Dogs, Bears, Mountain Lions, Fire Breathing Lizards, Walking Dead ZOMBIES, Purple/Orange Time Warps, Reverse Polar Magnetic Forces, Flash Floods, EDDY Cur-rents, Min/Max Calculus limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series applications, High Frequen-cies, Truth in Trigonometric & Stress Calculations for Welded Components, Quick Sand, Coils of 460VAC ELECTRICALLY CHARGED BARBED WIRE, ACID RAIN STORMS, Spiders, Plasma Arcs in the Sky, Lightning Bolts, CHUPACABRA, Pelted by Sharp Rocks as you get passed by faster drivers, Motorcycle Riders get run over by Trophy Trucks that just hear a Thump as they keep Racing, shredded tires, booby traps that can stop a $500,000.00 Race Car, dirt humps that rip out whole sus-pensions, Big Boulders that punch holes in your Engine/ T ranny Cases, cursed sections of the UNDEAD, Speed TRAPS on the Local 60MPH Paved Roads -LOCK YOU UP GRINGO!!!!, Total Darkness, False Triple Moons in Space, Bats, and Muddy Dirty, Filthy Water YOU don't want to drink. So please have expe-rience and! or be a Baja Survival Course Graduate, Paris-Dakar Racer, BAJAPIT CREWMAN, Fireman, Medic, ZOMBIE, Off Shore Oil Rig Operator, Death Row Inmate, Psycho Racer, DEAD MEN WALKING, Certified High Pressure Pipe Welder, Navy Seal, Superman, Superwoman, Superdog, Captain Kirk, Spock, Army Ranger, Top Gun Pilot, Bounty Hunter, Vietnam Vet, 007, Prisoners of All Wars Now let's get smart and Run the Baja 250 next. Which Mr. Solo racer did. We determined to prove to all that this Solo Racer could finish a BAJA, he entered the BAJA 250 in San Felipe, Mexico in March 2008 , Signed up with BAJAPITS, Drank Gallons of water months before the race, filled his Camel back pack with water, DID NOT STOP TO TALK WITH ANYONE, fell many times in the whoops, stalled the bike over five times and took a few min-utes to start the engine and screamed as this exercise was completed, fell very hard and had pains never known before and Finished SOLO with and Hour to Spare. Man that felt goodttt 51 Year Old SOLO RACER FINISHES BAJA 250!!!! Then the June 1st, 2008 The Baja 500. Wowllt What a trip to deal with that. Gringo SOLO RIDER came back to Ensenada with a determination to finish. Signed up with BAJAPITS, Rode the bike from San Diego on the road to Ensenada. Started at the Line and crossed that same line to finish in under Twenty Hours. A finish SOLO is just like a win!!! Eigh-teen and a half hours later, Solo Racer crosses the finish line to see Sal Fish. What a great feeling to cross that line. Then onto the US Border crossing with the same bike. NO FIATS, XR650R ran Great!!! And at the Age of 51. Also we just had some BAJAPITS for CODE -JACUME RACES and The upcoming SNORE KC LIGHTS MIDNIGHT RUN. BAJAPITS are all over the place to help you get through the races you attend. Please submit sto-ries as our readers love this race stuff data on your experiences out there on the course. ~ Page 51

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FOR SALE: 2007 Ford F150 Stewart's Racework's Pre Runner, 442ciSB Fuel-Injected Ford600HP/600fpt by Leon Patton; Turbo 400 by Steve Culhane; Chrisman 10.5''; Karcek Uprights, Hubs, Brakes, Alumi-num Work by Larry Storck, Hella HID Lights, Butler Custom Head-ers, Tommy Lee Power Steering, Beard Seats and Safety Equip-ment. $430,000. Butch Jensen (702) 596-2825. FOR SALE: APF 2-Seat Class 1 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-Gal-lon Cell, 37" BFG's, & Much More. REDUCED $99,900. Spare Package Included, Call Dan 480-688-7646 Or Email At Gun-lt@Cox.Net FOR SALE: Chevy Trophy Truck, Fully prepped and ready to race, SCORE tagged, 720 HP RC performance, Culhane turbo 400, kings, Kenwood, Dry brake and fuel tower all the best parts. Includes all spares 10 wheels, and 20 tires.$ 120,000.00 (714) 642-6889 FOR SALE: 2000 Chenowth 4 Seat Pre-Runner, Front/ Rear A-Arms, Chromoly chassis, Major 2.6LType 4, Mendeola MD4, fox coil-overs front/ rear, Howe rack, Beard seats, 33" BFG's, Centerlines, GPS, lcom radio w/ 4 headsets, roof rack, lights, 4 pt harnesses, full body, windshield. Reliable and rides great $34,900 OBO. Call Ron (619) 279-4258. FOR SALE: 2007 Alumicraft Prerun, LS2 500HP, Fortin 4 speed, Bilstein Blackhawk Shocks, Perfect condition, 4 or 3 seat, new style roof, 35" tires, 4 ea headsets. Call Darren at (619) 843-0873, $120k. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Class 2-1600 car. Wiks, bus trans, low 3rd & 4'\ Fox Shox, 930 c.v., Spare engine & other parts, extra Centerline Wheels, tires, P/ S. Call Gary (818) 402-6982. $5,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE; 5/1600 SCORE legal, previous Lonekid SNORE Champ Car, Fresh Motor, Trans, Lightened 930 CV's, BTR Rims, MT Tires, Kings, RacePak Dsch, GPS, Radio lntCo m, Fresh Prep,, Dual Spares, Parker Pumper, multiple wins in this car. Very competitive, lots of new parts, too much to list, new paint. $28,000.00 OBO. (714) 636-3135, (714) 606-9039. FOR SALE: 4130 Chrome A114 Jimco Chassis, Jimco 3x3 Rear Arms, Weight 10" over ft beam & rack, Wright· Big Spindles and 2 ½" over ft arms, Fox Reservoirs shocks, 20/ 20 Jhonson Bug Machine Motor, Beard Seats, Invested over $26,000.00, accepting offers $15,000.00 OBO. (619) 445-3753/ (619) 977-3753. FOR SALE: Own the legend-ary Great Candy Cane! Great Sportsman car. Raceco 2 seater, VW, type 4 Motor, re-built trans, Fox Shocks, $11,500.00 OBO. TJ Stanworth (435) 864-4933. Leave message or email for pictures. FOR SALE: 2000 Ford F550 7.3L Diesel, 6 spd Man, 2WD, 13K Miles, C ab Ove r Box, 2,5016 Lift Gate, Built-in 60 gallon Compressor & 10,000 Watt Generator, Work Bench & storage Shelves, lots of ex-tra features, built as Race Sup-port truck. $20K OBO (310) 930-4842. FOR SALE: Lothringer 1600, just race prep this month, FAT Dual Port new 24 miles. New WR Racing Trans, Kings, 16" BFG w/ 10 spares, SCORE Tagged, Mi-cro, P/steering, disc b.rakes in rear, new Springs, New arms front & rear, radio, in-tercom, CA green slicker. Son is off to cqllege and car is sitting in garage. $24,900.00 OBO. (619) 279-1474. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 seat race car, SCORE Tagged, 440 HP LS2, Fortin Wide gear 4 speed, King Shocks, 1 l0W race radio, Avcomm inter-com, IRC mount and an-tenna, UMI Filters, Pro-Am Hubs, 35 spline axles, 6 H ella HID, driver controlled light bar, 7 " GPS, Beard seats, 40 ga l fuel cell, Fresh Prep, spare parts, 8 tires and wheels, pit boxes. Only 23 races total on car, 1 owner si nce turn-key built by Jimco. Call Tim @ (626) 893-1976. $99,000.00 OBO. 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 adjuster, Lightened 934 CV's, Kings done by Webber-3 front bypass, 5 rear bypass, Mastercraft w/adjustable drivers seat, BTR wheels, w/ beadlock on wheels, Sweet & Howe Diablo rack, Fuel Safe, cell w/ 1 dry brake & 1 regu-lar filler, Lowrance 6500 C GPS, lcom radio & inter-com, Parker Pumper, Score legal, Aluminum light bar, Prepped by PBW. Contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim (480) 894-1286. FOR SALE: 2006 Porter Class 1, LS7, 427 C .l., pump gas Redline Motor, 4 speed Fortin, King 10 ½" GPS, 4 HID's, 2 Halons, police siren, 120 watt Kenwood, spare tires, wheels, parts, turn brake, Pro-Am, all the best, fresh prep. $135k (562) 756-9231. September 2008 FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. Foddrill 3-4 seat street legal Registered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/ converter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, VDO, Howe, WR coolers, 50 gal cell, Mastercraft, BF on JJ wheels, Pro Am hubs and brakes, Roof rack w/ light bar , Race radio w/carbon fiber head sets, XM radio w/exter-nal 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 mx. FOR SALE: 1994 H ome-made gooseneck enclosed race trailer, 39', lifted for clearance, 10,000 lb tandem torsion axles, alum sides, 77 ¾" ceiling, finished inside panels, 4kw Kohler genera-tor with shore power, roof mount Coleman A/ C 29' of cargo space, 90.5" wide, 85'x74' h ramp door, awning, generator fuel tank, water tank with outside shower, m ounted craftsman tool chest, cabinets with work top, solar charger, exterior lights, carpet, removable screen at ramp door, less than 1,000 miles on new brakes, bearings and hubs, 5 new tires, $9,500.00 (602) 989-2488, (480) 516-0880. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 Seat 1600, Score legal, previous Score points champ, Kings just serviced by Webber, Fresh FAT dual port, Lightweight hoses, DFT Transmission, DFT rear hubs, serviceable, Kartek shifter, Mastercraft with ad-justable drivers seat, Light-ened 930 CV's Fuel Safe w/ dry break, Foddrill Beam & Torsion housings, New Foddrill front, arms & spindells, Sway-A-Way, Sweet Saco & Howe, Lowrance 480c GPR lcom, V-8000 and Inter-co.,m, Odyssey Battery, Parker Pumper, CNC Willwood, Dual MSD Ignition, BTR rims Yokohama tires, Sister car to Bekki Freeman Wik, Car com-pleter rebuilt by Foddrill 4/ 06, Spare parts, contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim@ (480) 894-1286. 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 you r 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 ADVb.12. Tl6b.12.6 Baker Precision Racing Products ............. 45 Best In The Desert Silver State 300 ................................. 4 Bilstein Shock Absorbers ....................... 2 BTR Racing Wheels ................................ 39 Butch's Speed Shop ................................ 26 Competition Air Systems ........................ 24 CORR ........................................ 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