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2009 Volume 26 Number 2 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 26 -Number 2 February 2009 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 Marrin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore ·Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darrvl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo ArtDire~tor Larry Worsham B.O.R.l<J. ~----\ -N• ~ llfomla <° > !Rally :s-. d Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. • Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed · stamped envelope .. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite 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. POSTMAS'Il,!R: 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 ... I Here's a good shot of many time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears, flying his Chenowth while participating in the I.mperial Valley Fairgrounds race, way back in March of 1982. DUSfY TIMES will fearure pictures of similar "funni~" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSfY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo rerumed, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0will be considered. -.. .,. . .. In TIiis ISSN •• ~-FEATURES Best In The Desert At Henderson by Judy Smith .............. : ............................ 8 Rally OfJapan by Martin Holmes ................................................................. 18 MDR Stoddard 250 by]. Preston Bradshaw .................................................... 22 Ojibwe Forests Rally by Jerry Winker ................................................................. 26 M.O.R.E. Toys For Tots by Steve Ruddick ......................................................... 33 Lake Superior Rally by Tom Buchkoe ................................................................. 39 CODE Mexicana Logistics JOO by Byrle Moore ............. : ........... ~.·,·•·;···:·············41 • VORRAAwards Banquet by Trcry. Robinson,., ......... :.:.:~ .... ~:;.: .. :.;.:;.: ......... ~ 5-0 • •• • . .·.· •:::: ::.•:• .•: . . .·· ... . '"'. .. , DEPARTMENTS Happenings ................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes .................................................................................................... 6 BFGoodrich News ...................................................................................... 45 Blueribbon Coalition .................................................................................. 49 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................. 5 2 Johnson Valley vs. U.S. Government .......................................................... 57 Classified Ads ............................................................................................... 59 Index To Advertisers ......... '. .......................................................................... 59 ON THE COVER . . . . . . - . . . . . The Charles McDowells and Chad Cole drove their beautiful Jimco to the Class 1500 win at BITD Henderson, they had about seven minutes in hand at the checkers. Photo by Art Eugenio• Track.side Photo Andrew and Scott McMilin had a pretty good day, they drove, or flew their Ford truck to the Class 1400 win and they were the overall winners as well at BITD Henderson. Photo by Art Eugenio • Track.side Photo Visit Our Website at . . c?ub.rcribe :Joila_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 Cars D Truck, D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA ·91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times February 2009 Page 3

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l I lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cle11es. Ohio) 4x4 FoREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 A.MmucAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SolJfH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: A.MEluCAN TluAJ.s AssoclATION . AMA Obser11ed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKUM · PRESIDENT (909) 860.1857 24 HR HomNE -(714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsoclACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVWSMO SAM LAsELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CASO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO AUSTRALIAN ()pp ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTOCROSS QuEBEC Ow ROAD ClAss 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H 7 P 1 T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CHALi.ENGE BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA DBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS OH Road Short Course Racing & Special Event Marketing NORCO, CA 92860 e-mail (909) 815-5811 BEST IN THE DEsERT 3475 BOULDER HIGHWAY LAs VEGAS, NV 89121 702-457-577 5/FAX: 702-641-2431 Jan 9-10, 2009 Parker 250 Parker, AZ Motorcycle - Quad February 6-8, 2009 Parker 425 Parker, AZ Cars & Trucks March 6-7, 2009 Laughlin Scrambles Laughlin, NV Motorcycle April 3-S, 2009 Nevada 200 Motorcycles -/n11itation Only April 17-19, 2009 Terrible's 250 at Primm Primm, NV Car/r ruck/UTV Mav s.10, 2009 Bluewater Gran Prix Parker, AZ Motorcycles/Quads/ ATV's Auswt 19-23,2009 TSCO Vegas To Reno Las Vegas, NV All Classes September 2S-27, 2009 Bilek Silver State 300 Mesquite, NV All Classes October 16-18,2009 Terribles Primm Gran Prix Primm, NV Motorcycle/ Quad/ ATV December 4-6, 2009 Fabtech Henderson Desert Classic Henderson, NV Cars/r rucks BORE RACING 10 ELK MOUNTAIN DRNE REDSTONE, CO 81623 Dusty Times 970.963-4563/623-853-3595 Mav 1-2, 2009 Wendover, UT June 26-27, 2009 Jackpot, NV Auguat 7-8, 2009 Ely,NV Sept 18,19, 2009 Wendover, NV BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All E11ents At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVIUSTA ]UARENSB DB CHAMPIONSJHP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA Oll-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560.SHOW CENnw. SOUTH DAKOTA RACING AssoclATION P.O. Box 645 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN V AllEY RACING AssOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 •• ·" -~---. lltCllflllAIQ-INTlll'l:CIMII HIIADIMIT■ .,,., er '--Cl.AmTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELlSVJLLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadit. OH Cum AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QtmmN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUINTIN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Cum AUTOMOVIlJSTICO SANVICENTB San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAM6N CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) CMC CoNTINENTAL MOTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OmtoAD -MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA Oll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO Feb 13-lS, 2009 OASA-Circulo K 250 San Luis Rio Col.SON April 3-S, 2009 Mexicali 500 Mexicali, B.C. May lS-17, 2009 VW Autopartes 250 Mexicali, B.C. A111 1-2, 2009 ORW Gran Prix Jacume, Tecate, B.C. October~. 2009 Mex. Logistics 300 Mexicali, B.C. Dec .+-6, 2009 Race Ready 275 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C. CotoRADO HILL CLIMB AssoclATION. BARB VAHSHOLTZ, PRESIDENT (719) 5.11-3~2 W/(719)687-9827 H Contmuecf next page ' / .· ·_? ·: MAP'B.kJA . C , . CHdagencv Sponson-fer~ .•• seoai :-BllD -CIIIR MORE -SNORE -MIR • . f W.::w· :.':l:;:f\,N'{jf;;; -r --"':: ·,w GLOBALMAP 9200c tmB° DISPLAY February 2009 GLOBALMAP 7200C 'if ISPll . . , ~ . . ;.~-:.-.~ - . ~ . . . . . -- ... ,, . . , , ,. • 11\9 in sa,a. oOO ~innet • • -"1, ' t \t'# to ""'"n ()()6 sai3 ,._ $ · • ~ McM\\\\n -'2 " , .. pel's c.ourse clo"" ~:.Pages

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RID V ALVE SPRINGS -It never fails, as soon as we get the centerfold calendar printed, we have a wrong phone or fax number. Proof ead at least twice, it still happens. Let it be known that RID Valve Springs phone nu_mber is: 760-948-4698 and their fax number is: 760-948-4856 an d their e-mail is: Also, you will find their business card in Good Stuff under RID Valve Springs. Our apologies to all concerned. BAJA CuP CHALLENGE -RoN CARTER - Ron Carter and John Sprague, with Ray Suzow in the right seat were the winners in the Class 10 c;ontest at the 5th Annual Baja Cup Challenge. They just wanted u's to kn9w that they were dedicating the win to Ron's daughter, Ro'nni Lou CaTter, who passed away at way too early an age in July, 2008. Once again, our sympathies to Ron and his family and our congratulations on your win. SCORE LAUGHLIN DESERT C H ALLENGE -While Southern California's Ed Stout received the first qualifying spot for the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division, New Mexico desert racer Josh Rigsby got his New Year's wish as he received the first starting spot in the unlimited Class 1 in Saturday's computerized drawing for starting positions for this month's 15th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. For the 15th straight year, motorsp·ons fans and racers from across the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan will gather in Laughlin, Nev., the desert resort town near the shores of the Colorado River, for the popular SCORE Laughlin Desert ChaHenge. The, first majo_r m9torspo·r~s event of the year wnl be held Jan. 22-25, latini:};ling_ 'tµe 'fi~-rice 2009, SCORE D~se'r_t"~e.ries, the World's Fote most p~seh 'Racing·Sei:ies. Wil:~'latf entries accepted until race morrii-ng, among the 'other 'desert racing_ stars in Saturday's drawing were'Dale Ebberts, B.J. Baldwin and Pat Dean, who between them have won the overall title five of the last six years in Laughlin along with NASCAR Cup Owner/Driver Robby Gordon, NASCAR Truck racer Brendan Gaughan, six-time Laughlin class winner Rob MacCachren, and Terrible Herbst Motorsports drivers Tim Herbst and Troy Herbst. Also entered were Brian Collins, Roger Norman/ Larry Roeseler, Cameron Steele, Gus Vildosola Jr., Dameh Jefferies, Bobby Baldwin, Chad Ragland, Robbie Pierce, Pete Sohren and Bill McBeath. Over 150 expected entries will compete in 17 classes for cars and trucks for nearly $400, prize money and contingency postings during the four-day SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. With 17 classes of cars and trucks divided into five groups, the single_ race is divided into multi-lap segments split over two days. Starting at 7 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday Oan. 24-25), the featured SCORE Trophy'-'fn.ick':-divisidn wiH run 8 laps at 1 p.m. each day on the spectator-friendly much-abbreviated 6.25-mile course followed by the unlimited Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars who will run their 8 laps·at 3 p.m. each day. The combined elapsed time and number of ldp:s,l:o'mpletetHrotri''boiH.,days will 8etermine the final finishing position for each vehicle. Two vehicles will leave the start line every 15 seconds. One of the event's most popular features, the SCORE Laughlin Leap, revs up the fun and gets the weekend off to a roaring · start at 6 p.m. on Thursday Oan. 22). Drivers will enjoy the spotlight at the Laughlin Events Park, competing for a $16,000 purse and the honor ofbeaing the 2009 champions. The SCORE Laughlin Leap, a dirt ramp built into the middle of the stadium portion of the race course, challenges the most daring of drivers. This year's competitors will be attempting to break the event record in the SCORE Laughlin Leap of 160' 6" set in 2004 by Mark Post in the No. 3 Riviera Racing Ford F-150. For the second straight year, qualifying for starti_ng positions for the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck division will be held the Friday (Jan. 23) before the race. With free admission to the grandstand seating area, SCORE Trophy-Truck qualifying will be held from 1:30 p .m. to 3:30 p.m. and each truck will be timed over one solo lap of the 6.25-mile course to determine the start order in that class for Saturday's first half of the race. A total of 17 different classes for cars and trucks are split into five groups, each running as part of multiple-lap races over the much-abbreviated 6.25-mile loop each day. Racing action runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Oan. 24-25). The marquee racing division is SCORE Trophy-Truck, featuring high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks along with unlimited Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars. The other classes with the largest entry fields will be Class 10, Class 1-2/1600 and SCORE Lite. Goon THOUGHT -We just learned that Dick Dahn, longtime iend, track builder for Mickey Thompson and track builder for ORR is fighting cancer. Please put in a good word for this long time off road racer and help him win this race. Our thoughts are with you. ALLYISTS FYI -We just received word that Roger Allison, long me rallyist is now running a new corporation,"Over The Edge vents." His efforts are now based solely on DriftingEvents and the company is based in Fort Moja':e, Arizona. NEW SHORT COURSE SERIES -The Lucas Oil American Off Road Series will kick off its 2009 inaugural season on April 4'h and 5th at the Primm Valley Motorsports Complex in Primm,NV. "Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series will prove to be the premier short course racing series in 2009" says Tony Vanillo, CEO, Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series. The 2009 series schedule is as follows: April 4-5, Primm Valley Motorsports Complex, Primm, NV. May 2-3, Speedworld Page& P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box 392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 0ll-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, SUITE 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CAI.JFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, These are the events requesting inclusion that have been presented to the CRS Board of Governors. The final Rally Championship will be a subset of these events. January 30, 2009 Plan B Rally (2) Ridgecrest, CA February 7, 2009 CRS Rally School Ridgecrest, CA February. 21, 2009 High Desert Trails Rallies (l, l) Ridgecrest, CA Also CRS Moto Championship March 13-14 or March 20-21, 2009 Desert Storm Rally (2, 3) Blythe, CA May 2, 2009· Ensenada Rally (2) Ensenada, Baja California May 30, 2009 Irwindale Rally (l) Irwindale, CA June 13 or June 20, 2009 North Nevada Rally (3) Fernley, NV Also CRS Moto Championship July 10-11, 2009 Idaho Rally (2, 3) Mountain Home, ID Also CRS Moto Championship August 29, 2009 Gorman Ridge Rally (3) Frazier Park, CA Also CRS Moto Championship October 2-3, 2009 Prescott Rally (2, 3) Prescott, AZ Also CRS Moto Championship November 14, 2009 Seed 9 Rally (2) _ Goodsprings, NV December s, 2009 Phoenix Rally (2) Phoenix, AZ D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All et1ents at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count)' ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON ' BAJA AUTOMOTIVE AovENTURES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 l.oNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 DJ!cATUR Foua WHEEL DRIVE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 ToMN,LEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DEsERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAvASu Cm, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsn!BN OFP-RoAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.Nsl!NADA BAJA ()pp RoAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC,MX 0l 1-52-646-1818989 ELis10 Ol 1-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERo B EACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing V I February 2009 ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO 0ll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FtoRJDA OFF RoAD lJRrvER's AssOCIA110N JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Not1 at Dat1idson Raceway FuoPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX · GENERAL TIRE TROPHYUTE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 March 2~29, 2009 SNORE General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV June 27-28, 2009 Glen Helen Baja Cup San Bernardino, CA October 29-31, 2009 Ricky Johnson Off-Road Grand Prix Las Vegas, NV December 4-6, 2009 BITD Henderson Fabtech Classic Henderson, NV GORRA GEORGIA ()pp ROAD RACING AsSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963.0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANEs ()pp RoAD RACING AssoclA.TION TIM HODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 (All races are short course, stadium style Classes• Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS ()pp ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80ll0 303-806-8062/303-7 81.0974 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 }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES Orange, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 All races for ]eepspeed 1,2 & 3 KAMl.ooPS ()pp ROAD RACING Wbi,pe.ring Pines Sports & Recreation Center l<AMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAs VEGAS SANDSPORTS & 0mtOAD ExP0 (626) 961-3782 • <> <> LI.T.R.E. )EFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 )IM MUTA (408) 247-4402 LucASOu. AMERICAN ()pp ROAD SERIES SHORT CoURSE RACING April 4-S, 2009 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex Primm, NV May 2-3, 2009 Speedworld Motorsports Park Wittman, AZ June 27-28, 2009 Kai Guard Motorsports Complex Lake Elsinore, CA Augmt 22-23, 2009 Kai Guard Motorsports Complex Lake Elsinore, CA October 17-18, 2009 Speedworld Motorsports Park Wittman, AZ November 14-lS, 2009 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex Primm, NV MAMARRITA ()pp ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS ALVAREZO PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 Cd. Juarez, Chih., MX 0l l-52-1637-1799 MICIUGAN BUGGY BUD.DERS Dune BulJIIY Trade Sliow (517) 543-7214 <> MICIUGAN ()pp ROAD CHAMPIONSIDPS M. T .B. Enterpriees Inc. 15529 )ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA Mm-AMERICA ()pp ROAD AssOCIATION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MOJAVE DEsERT RACING 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE . SOUTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 February 7, 2009 Wild Wash 250 Barstow A, CA April 4, 2009 Mojave 250 Barstow B, CA May 16, 2009 Ridgecrest 200 Ridgecrest, CA June 27, 2009 MDR400 Lucerne Valley, CA Dbl Pts August IS, 2009 California 200 Lucerne Valley, CA Night September 26, 2009 Lucerne 250 Lucerne Valley B, CA November 7, 2009 Stoddard 250 Barstow B, CA Sigrerstmon Series , / · FebruaryZl,2009 Fud 200 Plaster City, CA April ZS, 2009 King of the Desert Plaster City, CA June 13, 2009 Coyote Wash 200 Plaster City, CA October 17, 2009 Plaster City, CA November 28, 2009 MOR Rally Plaster City, CA December 31, 2009 Bud Light Dash Plaster City, CA M.O.R.E. MoJA VE ()pp RoAD RACING ENmusi.ASTs P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 March 21, 2009 250 Miles Barstow, CA May 23, 2009 500 Miles Lucerne, CA July 18, 2009 Freedom 250 Barstow, CA Sept 12, 2009 250 Miles Lucerne, CA Oct 4, 2009 4th Annual Powder Puff Barstow, CA DecS, 2009 Toys For Tots Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MlcmGAN SPORT B uooy AsSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE OR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 MoroWEST WINTER TRIALs SFJUES Dusty Times 1 1

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BILL MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All events at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) NATIONAL MUD RACING AssN. RT. #l - Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL 1'uFF TRUCK AssN. Butch Chapin Motonporta Promo-. tiom 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD RACING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 SMAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) OFFRoADEXPo SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) )80-3890 OFF ROAD RACING AssOCIATION Voluateered Serie. PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CLASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CLASS REP. -9 & UNLID. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 0\Jl1.AWREP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the County 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 JIM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS AssocIATioN RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC RELATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Oun.Aw SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/ Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS U.S. Off Road CbampiolUIJip 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT CoURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway P1KEs PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, co 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRo 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOINRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PRoTRuCK 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 . PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, 1A 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA NATIONAL EVENTS Dusty Times 2009 National Championsoaw Series January 30-31, 2 Sno*Drift Rally . February 27-28, 2009 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2Q09 Rally America Regional Rally Cup April 25-26, 2009 Olympus Rally Mav 15-17, 2009 Oregon Trail Rally June 5-6, 2009 Susquehannock Trail Rally Julv 17-18, 2009 New England Forest Rally Auguat 28-29, 2009 Ojibwe Forests Rally September 19-20, 2009 Rally Colorado Lake Superior Rally October 16-17, 2009 Ral~ America Regional Events: egional Championships. East: June 5, 2009 Finger Lakes Wellsboro, PA June 6, 2009 Sherwood Forest Wellsboro, PA Julv 17, 2009 Mexico Rally Mexico, ME Julv 18, 2009 Berlin Rally Berlin, NH Central: January 30, 2009 Sno Atlanta, MI January 31, 2009 Drift Atlanta, MI February 27, 2009 Trespassers Wil Salem, MO February 28, 2009 100 Acre Wood Salem, MO Mav23, 2009 Gravity Park WI Auguat 28, 2009 Paul Bunyan's Ride Bemidji, MN Auguat 29, 2009 10,000 Lakes Rally Bemidji, MN October 16, 2009 Ottawa Rally Houghton, MI October lr2009 Keweenaw Rally Houghton, MI7 November 28, 2009 Rallye de Paris Paris, TX Pacific NW April 25, 2009 John Nagle Rally April 26, 2009 Gene Nielsen Mav 15-16, 2009 Oregon or Bust Hillsboro, OR South West March 20-21,2009 Desert Storm Blych, CA: September 19, 2009 Middle Cog l Steamboat Springs, CO September 20, 2009 Middle Cog 2 Steamboat Springs, CO ROCK CRAWLERS AssocIATioN OFAMERICA P.O. 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Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-452-4522 Feb 13-15 Battle At Primm, Primm, NV Mar26-29 General Tire Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV Mavs.10 Caliente 250, Caliente NV June 27-28, 2009 Glen Helen Baja Cup San Bernardino, CA Julv 25 Midnight Special October 29-31, 2009 Ricky Johnson Off-Road Grand Prix Las Vegas, NV Dec 12 Western Desert Championship SONS OF TlluNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CliALu!NGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore -(224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPo MEGA PRooucnoNS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SoUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING AssocIATioN & BoNNEVII.LE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 0ROSI, 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 Ea.stbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) SUPER SERIES (PTY) Lm. . P.O. Box 706 Toys FoR ToTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADil.LA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER • P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF RoAD RACING AssOCIATION 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 877-418-6772 March 28-29, 2009 Short Course Prairie City, CA April 25-26, 2009 hort Gourse Prairie City, CA May 23-25, 2009 Yerington 300 Yerington, NV Julv 17-19, 2009 Fallon 250 February 2009 Trall Notes •• ~ Motorsports Park, Wittman, AZ. June 27-28, Kai Guard Motorsports Complex, Lake Elsinore, CA. August 22-23, Kai Guard Motorsports Complex, Lake Elsinore, CA. October 17-18, Speedworld Motorsports Park, Wittman, AZ. November 14-15, Primm Valley Motorsports Complex, Primm, NV. "Lucas Oil Products is lending its full support to Tony and Sherry Vanillo, to help guide short course off-road racing in a new direction. Lucas Oil has been involved in off-road racing for almost twenty years and I cannot remember a time when the sport has needed leadership more than now. I believe the Vanillos have the right business concept, the sponsorship support, driver support and promoter involvement to make this new series viable. Lucas Oil is committed to this Series and is pro1,1d to have it called the Lucas Oil American Off Road Series. Lucas Oi! Srµdios will be providing the television production services, with 13 original one hour HD episodes a.iri,ng on SPEED. Additional coverage of selected classes within this Series will also be featured on the Outdoor Channel." - Bob Patison, Executive Vice-President, Lucas Oil Products. "We are-very excited to be involved with the series and to be working with companies like Lucas Oil and General Tire. This marks a new and great direction in off-road motorsports. We are proud . to be a part of it." -Mike Deford, Bully Dog Technologies. "General Tire is proud to be apart of the Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series in its inaugural year. General Tire has had a long standing parmership with Lucas Oil and this is just the next step in our continued support of Lucas Oil events. We are committed to providing products for short course racing in 2009 and will continue to support the off-road community with the same excitement General Tire brought to desert racing in 2008." -Travis Roffler, Director of Marketing, General Tire. This high impact, televised series will showcase the following 2WD & 4WD truck classes: Unlimited 4 - Full-size 4WD race vehicles, V8 engines, 800 +HP.Unlimited 2 - Full-size 2WD race vehicles, V8 engines, 800 + HP. Unlimited Lite -CoJUpactJ.Mid-siz.ed 2WD r.ace vehicles, 4 cylinder engines, 300 HP. Super Lite - Mid-size 2WD, two seat, 200 HP. Unlimited Buggy- 1650 cc water-cooled 4 cylinder and VW Type 1 engine. Limited Buggy- 1600 cc VW Type 1 engine. KART -Single seat, custom-built mini race trucks, Drivers 8 -15 yrs old. 50 MPH. Additional Sponsors and Sponsorship packages will be announced in upcoming weeks. About Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series: Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series was formed by Tony Vanillo in 2009. Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series is based in Hesperia, California and is a short course racing sanctioning body. The series was born from a style of racing which began in the early 70's and hit mainstream in 2006. Lucas Oil American Off-Road Series brings intense, adrenaline, action-packed racing to spectators and television viewers. Contact Tony Va~illo at 760-617-0534. Fum.s/AMBER RACING SERVICE-VP Racing Fuels announced oday a new agreement making Amber Racing Services VP's official uel service provider for all Best in the P~serr, Cham_pioi;ishig.Qff Road Racing (CORR) and SCORE International events in the U.S., as well as select NHRA Division 7 events. The agreement expands ARS' role in VP's distribution, which included servicing races for SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts) and MORE (Mojave Off Road Racing) during the last year. In addition to U.S. events, ARS will facilitate and coordinate orders for SCORE races in Mexico through VP's official Mexico distributor, RR Autospecial Parts. ARS also will offer pit delivery service to BFG and Baja Pits as needed. "VP Racing Fuels is very excited about our expanded relationship with Amber Racing Services for this coming season and into the future," said Bruce Hendel, Western Regional Manager Continued on page 32 Fallon, NV Night-Race Sept 5-7, 2009 Hawthorne 250 Hawthorne, NV Oct 10-11, 2009 Short Course Prairie City, CA Oct 31-Nov 1, 2009 Short Course Prairie City, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFF ROAD CLlJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA Oll-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING AssocIATioN LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGu1RE P.O. Box 376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WmPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2325 E. KINGS AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FEsnv AL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 0sHKOSH, WL54901 (414) 688-5509 • WORLD SERIES OF OFF ROAD RACING P.O. 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~1M[U]~~ HENDERSON DESERT CLASSIC ■c■lllln Takes avarall BY ]UDY SMITH PHOTOS: TRACKSIDE PHOTO The McMillin clan did right well at BITD Henderson, they took Class 1 and the overall in their good look,ing Ford. Henderson, NV: The Best In The Desert season ending event on the outskirts of Henderson, Ne-vada was a three-ring circus, en-joyed hugely by the spectators. It was won by Andy McMillin who ran the four short laps in 3:28:38 in his Ford Trick Truck. The race, its boundaries re-duced drastically from what had been permittetl in previous years, was centered around a big pri-vately owned dry lake just off High-way 95. In previous years the same dry lake has been the focal point of these events also, but they used to enjoy a lap of about 85 miles in length. Now the area open to use was so small, that the best the BITD could do was a 48 mile long · lap. And at that, it criss-crossed the area so often that racers found themselves in dust, even their own dust, for much of the trip. The spectators benefited from the new arrangement, because the "infield", across the big dry lake that was the site of the start, finish and pit area, was extra long. Rac-·ers entered the area at the "top" of the dry lake, ran a short section of the "python", with jumps and moguls, then went back to the top, turned right and traveled the edge, along some pits, then they made a big hairpin turn, also lined with pits, to the right, and up towards the "top" again. There they turned l'eft, and ran along more pits, all the way to the "bottom" edge of the dry lake, skirted the edge, which was lined with pits, turned toward the top again, still running through pits, and exited to the left, very close to where they entered the pit area, or "python" as these in-field short-course sections are known to the BITD folks. There were jumps and moguls built into the infield section, and spectators had free access in one corner that allowed good visibility across much of the area. There was to be no passing "at speed" in the infield, ut wounded cars were expected to move over to let their faster com-petition get by. The course was so short that the BITD ran the race in three incre-ments. Just at dawn, when the crust of ice on the puddles left over from watering hadn't yet melted, the bikes and quads and UTVs to.ok off. BITD even started the race two at a time, to speed things up, so that all the_ racing would get done before it got too late. The starts were fun to watch, most race orga-nizations having gone to the dull, but easy, one-at-a-time format long ago. The drag races that en-sued were exciting, and, predict-ably, spelled trouble for some over-eager racers. Spectators were able to watch from quite close, as long Charley McDowell drove his Jimco to the Class 1 win at Henderson, he finished second overall in the race as well. as they were willing to hike out to the moderately distant start area. The second race of the day in-cluded Classes 1100, 1700, 1800, 2000, 3100, 3700, 4100, 5000, 7100, 7300 and 8100, totaling about 60 cars and trucks. They were given the green flag as the bikes and quads were fin.ishing their fi-nal lap. Then, as race number two completed their lap, the third event of the day was flagged off: another 66 cars and trucks. It was efficient, but somewhat confusing. The BITD used a "Gran Prix" style scoring for this race, and they really had to do that, or they'd have had stragglers from the slow classes at risk when the faster cars came along in the next event. They had some of that anyway. Because they knew the Gran Prix scoring would confuse many racers, the BITD had their defini-tion of the process on their website before race day. It said, in part, that "The race ends when the Over-all Leader receives the checkered flag and has completed the re-quired number of laps ... " It went on to state that "Once the check-ered flag is given to the Overall Leader all other entries must re-ceive the checkered flag to be con-sidered a finisher." As an example, they described how it would work for a three lap event. Their expla-nation stated that "the competi-tor must receive the checkered flag after the overall leader, with a mandatory of at least one lap fin-ished. If a competitor starts their third lap before the Overall Leader receives the checkered flag and they break down on the third lap, they are considered a DNF. If a competitor is having problems with their race vehicle, and does not think they can finish the third lap, and they are on their second _ lap, they will then want to stop no closer than a quarter mile from the finish line (checkered flag) and wait for the Overall Leader to re-ceive the checkered flag, then cross the.finish line for a finish. The competitor must receive the check-ered flag to be considered a fin-isher." A little reflection leads one to the conclusion that a racer who's gone out on his fourth lap (in a four lap event) could find himself a DNF, even though he'd com-pleted three laps before someone else, who actually got that impor-tant checkered flag because he was ru11ning behind the overall winner. It was confusing. Weather is often a big issue at the Henderson events. Summer-time races proved to be too hot for racing, as competitors slithered -out of their cars unable to stand up, so dehydrated and heat stressed were they. So the city fa-thers opted for a winterti"me event, which is much better for the rac-ers,. but hard on spectators. Gale force winds made the previous three or four events out here very Chuck Dempsey, seen here in his HMS was the second place It was not too bad a day for Jason Voss, he took second place finisher in the hotly contested Class 1 battle. honors in Class 1200, he's seen here in his 'f:ord. Shawn Giordano, Ford, gave it all he had but this time it wasn't enough, he took second place in the Class 7 fracas, seen here airborne at night. Kyle Conlon was the second place finisher in Class 10, seen here Richard Waite, seen here at his 8,000th landing in his Ford pickup, flying through the night in his Jimco. took second place honors in Class 8000 at BITD Henderson. P_age 8 February 2009 Not where he wanted to finish, Kory Scheeler finished in third place in his Trick Truck, he's seen here at speed. Dusty Times

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r and Abratowski, their roof taped on, another 17 minutes back. Swanson and h is multitude of passengers were fourth, the last team to get four laps completed, less than a minute behind Fuller's car. They were there· to have fun, he said, and it certainly appeared that they had done just that. Two teams were declared finishers with only three laps done, two went out after doing one lap and three did no laps, apparently signed on only to serve as chase vehicles if neces-sary. It was a nice win for Curt LeDuc, he took the gold medal in ·class 8000 with McRae Glass riding along, seen here in his Ford Pickup. It was a nice Class 7200 win for Richard Blunk, he's seen here letting it all hang out in his good looking Ford Truck. In Class 2000, which is the class for cars powered by 1600cc VW motors, there were 15 entries. At the end of the first lap there was a tie for the lead between Matt Gumz in his 1983 ORE and Ross and Ryan Mattox in their Carroll. Then there was another tie, be-tween Paul Kurz in a Penhall and Monte Wadsworth and Kellon Walch in a Mirage, in fifth it was Brent and Blaine Conrad, two minutes further back. All but one car made that first lap, and the one was Daniel McMillin, who blew a spark plug out after going about six and a half miles. He ~as uncomfortable. People wore boots, hats, gloves and every jacket they owned, trying to protect them-selves from the elements. Usually they cowered inside their vehicles, heaters on, trying to stay warm. But this year, although it was cold overnight, there was no wind. That made it tough for the racers, but proved comfortable for the spec-tators, who found themselves breaking out the sunscreen part way through the day. As the spectators watched the limited classes, which was the first car/truck event, go through the in-field section, they suddenly became aware that there was a Trick Truck in amongst 'em. Numbered as a Sportsman Truck, this was the ex-Marty Coyne Ford, repainted, and out for the first time with its new owner, Robert Ross, at the wheel. He'd wisely entered it in the Sports-man class for his first attempt at Dusty Times racing in this class. As it happens, when juxtaposed against all th·e 1600s and JeepSpeeds, it would probably have looked fast in the hands of a rank beginner. But Ross, although unknown to the BITD folks for the most part, is no beginner, having done a lot of racing in the deserts of Baja, where he lives. His previous car was a Class 1500 (or Class 1 in SCORE), so he's used to high speed driving. At the end of the first lap Ross had six minutes on the next two cars in the class, and that was the Bunderson play car of Kevin Swanson, which had three passen-gers in the back seat. They stopped for a passenger switch. The car tied with them was driven by the team of Ryan Poelman, Matt Cook and Peter Lowe, all from Utah. It didn't finish any more laps. At the end of the second lap Ross had 13 minutes on the next car, and again, it was a tie for third between Steven Fuller and Todd Abratowski in a KAT Metalworks buggy, and Swanson's play car. The Fuller/ Abratowski team was hav-ing trouble keeping the roof on their car. Ross pulled in to his pit to switch drivers. Rumors were flying, because no one was sure who had been driving, and many thought it must be Jerry Whelchel, because it was clearly being driven well. 0th~ ers thought that Whelchel would get in for the final two laps, and indeed, he was scheduled to do just that, but some simple addition showed that he'd still be in Ross's truck when he was supposed to be starting in Chet Huffman's Trick Truck in the next event. So Todd LeDuc, who was to be the second driver on the family Class 8000 truck in the next event, got in. LeDuc had a half hour lead at 2, 163 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 800-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters the end of the third lap, and had moved the truck up to first on the road (the Sportsman class had been last to start), finishing the job that Ross. had begun. Now the Swanson play car was second, and Fuller and Abratowski were just three minutes behind them, with Tony Cortes and Jack Montgom-ery, in a Raceco with a sticky throttle, were fourth. LeDuc and Ross had no prob-lems at all with the truck, and sailed on to take the win easily. The only incident worth mentioning was when LeDuc, who said he "drove it hard", got near the end ~of a big jump and the wind caught the front end and tipped it up so far that the spare in the rear dragged on the ground. But he landed safely, and came on to fin-ish in good shape. Cortes and Montgomery were second, 35 min-utes later, and in third it was Fuller done for the day. ; On the second lap Gumz w,ent . into the lead. But he had only two minutes on Kurz who was two min-utes up on the team of Adam Ashcraft and Cameron Steele, in Ashcraft's car. In fourth it was Rick Graf and Amy Perez in a Chenowth, another minute back, and fifth belonged to Wadsworth and Walch, two minutes behind them. So from first place to fifth place there was only a seven minute 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 1-866-791-76!26 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM February 2009 Page9

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spread. But then, in two laps they'd gone only 96 miles or so. Steele and Ashcraft dropped out on the third lap with a "grenaded" transmission, and Gumz held the lead. He now had three minutes on Kurz, who had seven minutes on Perez and Graf. In fifth it was the Mattox team, another minute back. Gumz had a "perfect" day and went on to take the win. He said he'd lost his rear brakes o n the last two laps and had blown "a couple corners" -because of that. He was only ten minutes in front of the Mattox team which finished second. In third it was Kurz, another two minutes back in their Penhall. He said his day "went great". He thought he'd had the lead at one point, but said Gumz "got by" him. Then he blew his right front tire on the last lap and dropped to third. This is his rookie season racing. The finish line area had a kind of assembly line effect, because once Ross's truck had finished everyone else was flagged in. In a normal desert race there would usually be one or two cars, then a gap, then someone in another class, then more gaps, and a rather leisurely pace on the "podium". This time, because they all came i n no matter how many laps they'd done, there was a long, seemingly endless line of cars and trucks waiting for their turn up on the "podium" and their interview with George Antill. Once through their interview some were shunted to tech, and the rest were hustled away, to try to alleviate the self-made congestion. It meant that it was dif-ficult for those not allowed on the podium to get interviews with all the racers. Fourth place in Class 2000 be-longed to Bill and Peter Janss and Lenny Loftin in a Bullet. They said their race had been "clean", except that they couldn't backshift into sec-ond gear pretty much all the way. In fifth it was Hunter Beaumont in a J imco, who said it was his third race ever, "so finishing was pretty nice." He'd also had a shifter problem, and couldn't always find his gears. Rick Graf, who did the first three laps, and Amy Perez, who drove the fourth, were sixth in their 20 year old Chenowth. They'd had to "weld A good win for Danny Ashcraft, he took the Class 10 honors in his Alumicraft, he's seen here, lights ablaze, charging through the night. Chet Huffman took the silver medal honors in the Trick Truck battle, he's seen here in his Geiser just at liftoff. something" at one point during first lap by ten minutes, while Mike they were still just one minute to the race. They were only seven Falkosky in a Ford, and Jesse the good. John A. (the son of this seconds behind fifth place. Herling in another Ford ran on father/son team) was doing all the Seventh place went to Greg the same minute, behind him. By driving this time. But they ran into Ferruzzo and James Tedford in a the end of the second lap Hall had trouble on the third lap when a brand n·ew Kreger. Their day 15 minutes on Falkosky, and c.v. boot broke and the rear end went "perfectly" they said, very Herling was another 34 minutes caught fire. They ran their 20 miles pleased with their new car. They back. Hall took the win with a 12 in front wheel drive only, and fin-were about a minute and 40 sec-minute lead. He said there was "A ished only three laps. Because they onds behind sixth place. In eighth lotta rough stuff out there -three were behind the overall winner, it was J.J. Schnarr in his home laps is plenty-[it's] a good way to their three lap run was scored as a built car. He drove all the way, finish a career. I've had enough -second lace finish. Hall took the and said he'd lost a few positions the car is a lot tougher than I am." win with four laps completed, in when he had a flat tire. He also He said he'd had no problems, but the time of 5:28:23. He said "the lost a starter. He was ten minutes had started the morning with a truck is just awesome." Then he out of seventh. Ninth went to bent axle in staging, and barely got went on to say that he wasn't sure Brent and James Meyer, broth-it replaced in time to take the green what he was doing next year, and ers, in an R and E Fabrication flag. Hall went to the SCORE that he "might put this truck up chassis. Brent said "my little· Awards Banquet later that same on my mantel." brother" flipped the car on the evening, where he reiterated his in-There was only one Baja Bug first lap, and they'd lost 25 min- tention-to retire from "points chas- (Class 5000) running this time, but utes. The rest of the run was o.k. ing." But he said he'd continue to they got the job done, completed They were ten minutes behind run in selected events. The audi-four laps and went home with a eighth, and the last team to fin-ence gave him a heartfelt standing win on their record. Eric Ander-ish four laps. One team, Brent ovation. son, Rick Holmes and Dave and Blaine Conrad, got credit Falkosky, who finished second Chavez all drove the car during the for a finish with just three laps, said he'd had "pretty much a per- day, and they reported no major while Walter Moss and Mike feet day-except that Rodney still problems, finishing in 4:37: 17, Porteous, in a Bunderson, has it." He went on to say, "I've 14th in the "limited car" race. earned a finish with only two admired him since I was a teenager In Class 7100 there were five laps. Vince Viola and Drew -racing with him in an honor." entries, all Fords. Aaron Dixon Loftus, in a Lothringer, were also Herling was third, also completing put his truck into the lead on the credited with a finish, although three laps. first lap, and stayed there. Behind they did just two laps. They'd lost In Class 4100 there were only him Tyler and Blake Henn tied two and a half hours on the sec- two entries, and the Hummer of with Wayne Demonja for third ond lap when they sheared their Chad Hall was pitted against the place, only six minutes back. Rene wheel studs. Ford of the Sunderland family. Brugger, in Heidi Steele's truck, was Class 3100 also ran in this The Sunderlands ran one minute another ten minutes back, having group, with three entries. Rod in front at the end of the first lap, had a flat, and then Terry Henn Hall, in his H3 Hummer, led the and at the end of the second lap (part of the same family) ran fifth, .-------------------------, another 12 minutes back. Dixon was having a "really good" day. He had built his lead to eight minutes by the end of the second lap, and the Henns were still tied with Demonja. Brugger continued to run fourth, but was now 18 minutes further back, and had been "a little lost in heavy dust." The other Henn truck dropped back a bit more, and then didn't complete the next lap be-cause the motor blew. Dixon's day was good all the way. His lead was ten minutes on the third lap, and the Henns held second place, with 12 minutes o_n Demonja who'd stopped to check out why his alternator light came on, and his co-driver, Bob Nance. Nance drove the final two laps. Brugger was fourth. Dixon went on to take the win. His truck, he said, "never missed a beat", and he pointed out that this season he'd won four out of five of the events, giving him the points championship. The Henns finished 11 minutes behind him in second place, having shared the driving evenly. They also had no problems at all, not even any flats. Steele drove the last lap, and she and Brugger moved up to take third place, as Nance had serious trouble. He hit a rock and broke a wheel. He also had to put a new battery in the truck and he had two broken leaf springs, but ap-parently drove the truck that way. Another third place finisher, Dave Mason drove his Ford in the Not too bad a day for Joe Stone, he finished third in Class 7200 Victor Almeida drove his good looking Chenowth to a third place finish in Class 10, he's seen here at speed. Class 1200 fracas, he's seen here on his way to the flag. at Henderson, seen here with his suspension all hung out. ! The Michael Bird's didn 't fly as fast as they wanted to, they were. Danny Savant was the second place finisher in the Class 1100 a dnf in Class 8000 in their Ford truck. battle, he's seen here at speed early in the race. February 2009 Scott Hartman drove his neat looking Jeep to a second place finish in Class 1700, he's seen here just at touchdown. Dusty Times I'

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Sigal Greenberg drove her Assassin to a gold medal in Class 1100 at Henderson, she's seen here nicely Airborne. He also had a coolant leak, and used his KC HiLite cover to seal up the leak. They were an hour and eight minutes behind third place, but they were finishers. Class 7 300 had only two en-tries, both Fords, and it was close for a while. Carl Fitts and Don Healy were tied at the end of their first lap, but by Lap 2 Fitts had built up an hour and 20 minute lead. He managed to finish only the two laps, however, losing a lot of time on the second lap. But he took the win, with Healy just 15 minutes behind him in second place. Class 8100 produced four trucks, and surprisingly, Randy Merritt and his Ford were out on the first lap. But Josh Hall moved steadily along in his Hummer. He was 38 minutes in front of Greg Foutz and Dave Winner, in their Ford, at the end of the first lap, and an hour and seven minutes in front of Mike Alden and Robby Woolworth. On the second lap Hall contin-ued to lead, now 41 minutes up on Foutz and Winner, and Alden and Woolworth were nearly an-other hour back. But then Foutz fell out. Hall had an'other good lap, and stayed in front, bur there wasn't any threat by then, Woolworth and Alden.having to stop and change a driveline. On his fourth lap Hall lost the fluid from a broken transmission cooler, but it did him no harm in the standings. He was the only one in the class to finish four laps, and went home with the win. Woolworth, who drove all the way, got only three laps complete, re-porting no flats, but that broken driveline had cost him. Foutz was a dnf. Class 1100 had seven entries. The first lap was led by Justin Smfth in Sigal Greenberg's Assas-sin. He had just two minutes on Jason Lafortune in his Seagroves. In third, one minute later, it was Lee Banning Jr. and Sr. in their Foddrill. This team had raced the Baja 1000 barely two weeks be-fore, finishing fifth in the SCORE Lite class in the same car, after re-placing a piston. They were run-ning the same motor here this week-end. Fourth was the father/son team of Kurt and Matthew Kupiec, another minute back, with Mat-thew, the son, driving. Every car that started had got the first \.ap done. At the end of the second lap Smith still led, now with seven min-utes on the Banning team. Kupiec ran third and Alexa Bilek was fourth in her Ness. Cody Freeman was out when he sheared a stub axle, and Lafortune was also out. Smith got out and Greenberg Dusty Times got in for the final two laps, and she held the lead at the end of the third lap, with just two minutes on It was a nice first place finish in Class 2000 for Matt Gumz, he's seen here nicely airborne in his ORE. the Bannings. Danny and Jake Sa-vant ran third now in their Prep by Jake, and Kupiec was fourth a February 2009 minute behind them. This class had one of the better races of the day. Meanwhile, the Bannings caught Greenberg and passed her, but moments later that abused motor gave up the ghost, and re-tired in a plume of smoke. She went back into the lead and on to the finish to take the victory. She fin-ished 11 minutes in front of the Savants who moved up to take sec-ond. Greenberg and Smith had a clean race, not even a flat. The Savants, who'd also done two laps each, said the same thing, adding that with no wind the dust had been tick. They were only a little over two minutes in front of Kupiec who'd had a "couple of driver errors." On the first lap he'd had the car up on its side for a minute, artd on the second lap he'd had a flat. Alexa Bilek, who soloed, finished fourth. This was the first time she'd driven that dis-tance in a race (just under 200 Continued next page Page 11

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Eric Heiden was the big winner in the Class 1700 battle, he's seen here just at landing in his Goodyear sponsored .Jeep. Chad Hall drove his Hummer to the Class 4100 win at Henderson, he's seen here just at liftoff out on the course. miles) and she'd found it "pretty strenuous." But went on to say that it was a lot of fun. She was the final finisher, the Bannings having injured their motor beyond even limping in. There were 14 of the JeepSpeed cars for this event, making it one of the biggest classes. All of them completed the first lap, and Ray Griffith ha:d the lead at the end of the first lap. Behind him, three drivers were on the same minute: Eric Heiden, Scott Hartman and Bryan Dodge were all just four minutes back. And two minutes later it was Todd Jackson in fifth. Three of them fell out on the second lap, and the spread out a bit. Heiden had the lead at the end of Lap 2, with two minutes on Griffith. In third, another minute back it was Dodge and Hartman in fourth, three minutes later, with Clint Malburg two minutes behind him. They were having a good close race. J-;leiden still led at the end of three laps, with four minutes on Hartm n, and he had four min-utes on Wacker. Those three went on to do four laps, with Heiden taking the win, followed in by Hartman and Wacker. The next eight positions were all three lap finishers, and one team got a fin-ish with just two laps. Two teams failed to finish. Heiden said he'd knocked his exhaust off in the "rock garden", which had made his ride noisy, but Helton who drove the whole dis-In Class 3700 there were four he hadn't had any serious ·prob-tance. He said he'd had two flats entries. The first lap lead belonged lems. Hartman, who finished sec-and the Jeep had started to over-to Jon Krellwitz, in a Jeep. He had ond, hit a big rock and flattened a heat, so he'd had to add fluid. His six minutes on• Matt Pike in a right front tire, then was unable time for the three laps was "brand new" Dodge Ramcharger. to catch up. On his fourth lap he'd 4:22:23. In third it was Greg Jackson in an-been caught by the Trick Trucks Stephen Cox, who is the gentle-other Jeep, about 14 minutes fur-and Class 1500 cars which had man who does the BITD race show ther back. started their "heat", and he'd had on the Sopwith Motorsports Krellwitz continued to lead to pull over to let them pass safely. Channel, drove to ninth place. through the second lap, and he He was eight minutes behind the He'd never raced a desert race be-had 20 minutes on the Pike car. first place Jeep. Todd Jackson, the fore and said it was "a ball." He They'd had a driver change, put-final "four lapper" in this class, described it as "half adventure and ting in Matt's brother, Noah for said he had just one flat and no half race" -kind of tickled to dis-· that lap. Jackson was an hour mechanical trouble. But he'd also cover that an off road race' is "not down, apparently having had h ad to pull over to let the Trick simply an automobile race." He some problem. Trucks and Class 1500s pass him. had just one flat, and did the three Krellwitz led part way through He was 24 minutes behind second laps in 4:52:40. the third lap and then disappeared place. Tenth place went to Chase from the scoring. The Pike car In fourth place, Bryan Dodge Rather, age 15. Rather rolled his moved to the front, now with was the first three-lapper, and he Jeep about a mile before the fin-Gale, the senior member of the reported only minor problems. He ish, and landed on its side. He used family, and the race, at age 78 (even said it was fun; the course was its Hi-lift jack to get it almost up-older than Rodney Hall) at the rough -but fast in parts. Jim and right, then got in, "gassed it and wheel. He drove in to take the win James Hunt, who took time out turned into it, to get back on the for the family. Their time for the for a driver change, finished fifth. wheels." He reported he'd had no three laps was 3:56:09, and there In sixth it was Clint Malburg flats, and finished the three laps were a lot of big, dirty smiles all who drove all three laps. The studs in 4:57:49. around. The Pikes don't wear full-in his right front wheel broke on Phil Heynen took 11th place, face helmets. JacksQn, who'd bent the last lap, so he'd had to put on driving all the way. He had a·flat, his driveshaft at the end of the first the spare. Happily, he had spare blew a shock and finished on a lap, and therefore couldn't run at studs packed in the car. wounded transmission. Twelfth high speeds, finished second in five Seventh place went to Ray place went to Chuck Harvey, who hours and 29 minutes, also with Griffith who had the early lead but was credited with a finish although three laps done. Krellwitz didn't at Mile 25 on the second lap broke he got only two laps done .He said make it. The fourth entry, Mike both his rear springs. Repairs cost they'd had "all kinds of problems... Barnett, didn't even get to the first a lot of time. He said he'd still won flat tires." And they'd had to pull- check. the season points championship over for the faster cars in the next As the finishers from the first however. race. They were the last to get an car and truck race lined up for Eighth place went to John official finish in this class. their moment on the podium, the ----...... -------------------· faster classes were being flagged off the start line. There were Trick Trucks, Class 1500, Protrucks, Class 1000, Class 8000 and Class 7200, for a total of 66 racers. The big class was 2500, with 29 entries. There were 16 entries in the Trick Truck class, but some of them were · chase vehicles. (Usually they would be entered in Class 2800, would start, then park until needed. This time, with the 1800 class running earlier, they had to enter in the Trick Truck class, which would be the only one in which they'd be legal.) It made for a lot of traffic on a 49 mile course. And, because they went off the start line two-at-a-time, the traffic was very heavy for the first lap. As the sun set, whatever breeze there'd been had completely died, and a haze of dust hung over the entire area, making it very difficult to see. At the end of the first lap there was a tie for the lead: Andy McMillin in his Ford and Jerry Whelchel in Chet Huffman's Geiser, were on the same minute. · Then Kory Scheeler, in his Chenowth and Will Staats in a Chevy ran together, two minutes later. Steve Olliges and John Swift were holding down fifth place, three minutes behind them. On the second lap McMillin moved into the lead, with three minutes on Whelchel. In third it was now Staats, six minutes back, and Scheeler was a minute behind him in fourth. Fifth place be-longed to Scott Kincaid and Jeff Quinn in their Ford, and they were another eight minutes back. Through Lap 3, McMillin con-tinued to run flawlessly, and held his lead, but Huffman was close, only four minutes back. Scheeler moved up to third, Staats ran five minutes behind him in fourth and Kincaid and Quinn were still fifth. McMillin had his dad, Scott, signed on to the truck, but never stopped to let him in. He said it was an "unbelievable day -not one hiccup, not one flat. It's a lot of fun to battle with the top guys." He rnnfirmed, what had seemed obvious, that the dust was "hor-rible" on the last lap. He also said that during the limited class race The Sunderland crew, John A and John R drove the big Ford to a Not too bad a day for Mike Falkosky, he drove his Ford to a second Mike Alden drove his Ford to a second place finish in Class 8100, second place finish in Class 4100,seen here at speed. place finish in the Class 3100 tussle, he's seen here at speed. he's seen here on his second of three laps. It was a second place finish for Greg Jackson in the JeepSpeed Who says it's all fun? Don Healy and crew change a tire in Class, he's seen here hustling along, heading for the finish line. nowheresville, they went on to finish second in Class 7300. Page 12 February 2009 The Kupiec group had a fairly good day, they had to settle for a bronze medal finish in Class 1100, seen here in flight. Dusty Times

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before this one, the cars had "moved the rocks out of the course." He finished his four laps in 3:28:38. Whelchel and Chet Huffman, who drove the last lap, finished 14 minutes behind him, handicapped a bit because they had only two lights, their light bar having broken. lt got dark late in the third lap. They'd been "rac-ing fo r the champio nship", so had driven a more conservative race than usual, aiming fo r a fin-is h . Huffma n h ad a sticky throttle, but it was n't a major problem. ln third it was Scheeler, who drove all four laps. He'd had two flat tires. Scheeler said "this was almost like Laughlin, but four hours long." Then he went on to say it was the "dustiest race I've ever raced -fun race." Staats, who was driving a brand new Jimco-built truck, was fourth, and reported a 12 minute tire change thanks to trouble with his jack. ln fifth it was Scott Kincaid who drove all four laps in his Ford. He said he'd had no trouble, not even any flat tires. He was nine minutes behind fourth place. Sixth place went to Tracy Rubio who also drove all the way. This was the first year for this truck. He said, "We had a horrible Parker (when Manny Esquerra died of a heart attack while driv-ing the truck)." But he went on to say he'd finished Manny's year with no trouble. He was five minutes behind fifth. ln seventh it was the team of Steve Olliges and John Swift in a Ford. They'd been fifth on the first lap, but lost time and couldn't catch back up. They were 14 min-utes behind sixth place. ln eighth it was Adam House-holder in a Chevy BMS. House-holder drove all four laps, and re-ported two flats, one out on the course, and one he finished on. He was six seconds behind seventh It was a good run for Josh Hall, he drove his Class 8100 Hummer to the Class win, he's seen here nicely airborne. place. He was also the last four lap finisher. Lloyd and Derrick Sproule, in a new Trick Truck were the first of the three lap finishers. Lloyd, who is the dad, did the first two laps and had one flat. Derrick got only one lap in. Perhaps feeling a little disappointed with their finish, Derrick declared that their old 1500 was "more fun to drive." He and his sister had entered it in the 1800 class event early in the day, but his sister "wrecked" it, and he didn't get his chance to drive. So his dad let him get into the Trick Truck instead. Nick Mazzio drove all the way in his Trick Truck, but his OPS wasn't working and he got lost. He finished only three laps but said " ... we had a good time." He was officially listed as tenth. ln llthitwasJasonShickand John Myers in a Chevrolet. Myers, who drove the last lap, lost his brakes. Twelfth place went to Rick D. Johnson, Ford, who lost a power steering pump at Mile 7 of the first lap. He was the last fin-isher in a Trick Truck. There were four Protrucks. On the first lap Ryan Staats, Ford, had the lead by two minutes over Jason Voss in another Ford, and Dave Mason, still another Ford, who was on the same minute. Rob Clouse, in a Dodge, was a half hour down to the other three, and then didn't get through a second lap. Staats and Voss were tied for the lead on Lap 2, with Mason just four minutes behind then. And on the third lap, it didn't change much. Staats led with five minutes on the Voss truck, and they had seven minutes on Mason. At the finish it was Staats, who said he'd run "hard" and had "zero problems." He took the win by just under four minutes. Yoss also re-ported no problems and no flats. He said, "l drove harder than I've ever driven in the rocks, using the Rod Hall had a really good day, he drove his Hummer to the Class 3100 victory, he's seen here at speed on the course. 2DDB lESAl BA RATED HElMETB The Pike clan drove their Jeep to a great victory in Class 3700, considering Gale Pike is in his 78th year, nice job. same front tires l ran in the 1000." He was happy about that. Mason, who drove all four laps in his truck, had one flat, and was a half hour down to Voss. He was the final finisher. T The 1500 cars were 29 strong, but four of them, including Rob-ert Ross, who'd had that nice pre-run in his Class 1800 Trick Truck, didn't make the first lap. The lead was in the hands of Josh Daniel in a Racer chassis at the end of the first lap, and he had two minutes on the next four, who were all tied for fifth. They were Charley McDowell in his Jimco, Chuck Dempsey in his HMS, and Gary Weyhrich in a Jimco and Chuck Hovey in still another Jimco. On the second lap Hovey moved into the lead, with a minute on Dempsey. McDowell ran third, another minute back and Daniel dropped to fourth, four minutes later, followed by Weyhrich, five minutes behind him. Hovey led through the third lap, but still had only a minute on McDowell and Demps.ey's co-driver, John Harrah, who tied for third. Weyhrich ran fourth, ten minutes behind them, and Daniel was fifth, another four min-utes behind. The cast of charac-ters didn't change, but the order moved around a little. Word came that Hovey was Continued on page 16 9~KENWOOO 4:P ~ Carl Fitts drove his Ford pickup to the Class 7300 victory, he's seen here at speed in the Nevada outback. Dusty Times 0-Cll Br l'l IIOTCIIINI J:jt -February 2009 Page 1:3

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Robert Ross drove his Porter Safari Pre-runner to the Sportsman win at Henderson, he. had about 35 minutes on his competition at the end. Ryan Staats was the big gold medal winner in the Class 1200 fracas, he and his Ford had about four minutes in hand at the checkers. stopped on the last lap. He re-mained parked for about 35 min-utes, while eight teams got past Page 16 him. McDowell took the win. Teary-eyed, he said, "It was a battle from the start." He had a flawless$;& 110l'lll!4 • Forced Air Snell SA 2005U:elmits • &·Force • 'Pyrotec-• Atai • Wil'ed .(or ColilJll.unicatJ.on Kotl;IJIJ-•· ~ 105, 135. 150 & 2:35 CDKatiu'8 • Piltera&Hoses alsoanilable day, except for one thing. As he and Hovey went off the start, Hovey got in front of him and his . ue, SUite K • Sante 619•258•0883A wyw. ·-::,, W.-=~-1❖;4:,~.0.0, ·· ·· M•. ❖.❖,,<; •• , •• ;,,,;-~ss-,❖»;,:-;,'v,.4.::!,:'-:-.• ¾ February 2009 tires tossed a rock at McDowell. The rock smashed his right index fin~er, shredding the nail. McDowell had gloves on, or the injury might have been much worse. He simply ignored the fin-ger all day, but was ready for some first aid at the finish line. He said he'd taken his time through the rocks, and had no flats. His time for the four laps was 3:35:20, good for second overall. Dempsey and Harrah were sec-ond, reporting no problems, but a five minute delay in their pit when the starter didn't work. They had no flat tires, "Which really shocks me!" said Harrah. They were seven minutes behind first place. In third it was Weyhrich who had a flat on the first lap, and his air jack broke. It took him ten minutes to change the tire. On the last lap he'd been "kinda goin' for it", but had no lower lights and "bagged a rock", and still with no air jack, it was another ten minute tire change. He was six minutes be-hind second place. Fourth place went to Steve Raskett and Jake Johnson, who had no problems, not even flats, with their Porter. They finished about four minutes behind Weyhrich. In fifth place it was John Koltura and Bill Gasper in a Por-ter. This was the first time Koltura had driven the car, so Gasper rode with him for the first two laps to "tell him what he was doing wrong." They had no problems at all, not even flats. They were five minutes behind fourth place. Mike Bilek was sixth, and h.e drove all the way in his HMS. He said he'd had no problems at all, "only dust." He went on to say that Lap 2 on the lake bed was "the worst dust I've ever seen in my life." He was a little over a minute behind fifth place. In seventh it was Tony Smiley and Rickie Gaunt who each did two laps in their Tatum. Gaunt is usually a Sprint Car racer, so this' must have been a serious change of.pace. They had "some kind of fuel problem" and said the "mo-tor ran crappy." They were less .than a minute behind Bilek. Eighth place went to Chuck Sacks and Jerry Longo in a Jimco. They each did two laps. Their transmission was stuck in fourth gear for part of the third lap, and then it went into third and stayed there for· the entire last lap, which meant they had a top speed of only 90 miles per hour. It was "re-ally rough compared to when we pre-ran." They said. And they also said it was "really dusty." In ninth it was Hovey. He'd been stopped on that last lap be-cause all the studs sheared on his left rear wheel. "Sheared flush!" he said. He got out his hammer to pound out the studs, and with the first whack the head came of the hammer. So he grimly went to work with the little nub left on the hammer handle, and managed to pound out one stud by the time his chase crew (a 1500 car entered just for that purpose) showed .up. They had a real hammer, and quickly got som~ broken .studs pounded out anctthen three studs from his remaining drums were used to get the wheel and tire back on the car. When he got to the finish he had only one stud hold-ing his wheel and tire on. He was three minutes behind the eighth place car. In ninth place it was Alex Gonzalez, in a Porter. He said his day had been "Really good -besides the dust." He'd had no flats and Dusty Times

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Paul Kurz drove his Penhall to· a third place finish in Class 2000, he's seen here flyin' low towards the checkers. Not the greatest of days, Heidi Steele and her crew, Ford mounted, had to settle for a third place finish in Class 7S at Henderson. Chris Wacker gave it a good shot but had to settle for a third place finish in Class 1700, seen here at liftoff. the car ran "perfect". He told us the "car hit about 128 [mph] for some excitement." He was 32 sec-onds behind Hovey. Eleventh place went to Ricky Brabec, who drove all the way and "had a good day." He was ten sec-onds behind tenth ·place. Josh Daniel, who led the first lap, finished 12th in his Racer, and said he'd lost about 40.minutes with cooling problems. He was just nine seconds behind 11th place. In 13th it was Brendan Gaughan in his Kreger. He was the final four lap finisher in the class, and hadn't yet got to the finish line when we were doing our interviews. He was 14 minutes behind 12th place. Sam Berri, Terry Householder, Vince Galewick, Mike Voyles, Steve and Ryan Combs and Darren Ebberts were official finishers, but got only three laps done. Ebberts' co-driver, Evan Vanderweerd, had ignition trouble during his stint and spent an hour and a half wait-ing for parts and help. Class 7200 ran in this group, with ten entries. At the end of the first lap the lead belonged to Joe Stone and Bryce Menzies in a Ford. They had just one minute on Rich-ard Blunk and Larry Trim in an-other Ford. Then, Shawn Giordano was tied with Al Hogan, both in Fords, two minutes further back, in fourth. =;;;;;;;;;;;;; It was a nice Class 7100 win for Aaron.Dixon at Henderson, he's seen here just at takeoff in his really good looking Ford. Eric Anderson was the big winner in the Class 5 contest, he's seen here in flight in his handsome VW bug. in the time of3: 13:22. Third went to Stone and Menzies, who finished about eight minutes later, and Swift and Waters were fourth, six seconds behind them. Fifth place went to Gary and Derek Dixon in a Ford, over an hour later. Bill Kunz and Greg Jones were the final three lap finisher, in a time of 4:59:38. They'd "busted a wheel co_mpletely" and the hub worked out, then the gear oil ran out, so they had "babied it in with no gear oil." Barry Karakas got only one lap completed in his Toyota. He'd been in the dust of a JeepSpeed and "stuffed it in a hole" which broke a control arm and tore off an oil line. He said it had taken "forever" to get the parts for repairs. Class 8000 had four entries. One of them went out on the first minute on Kyle Conlon in a Jimco. said the Ashcraft team had been lap, and two more went away on Eight minutes further back it was "pushing harder." the second lap. Curt and Todd Victor Almeida in a Chenowth. In third it was Almeida, who'd LeDuc took the win in their Ford, They all made it through the sec-rolled his car in the "hole" in the finishing in 4:09:05, in 16th place ond lap also. The Ashcrafts still led, infield. He'd had help from specta-overall. They apparently decid~d to with Conlon now 11 minutes back. tors getting it back on its wheels, forgo the pleasures of a finish-po- Almeida was about 19 minutes fur-but then he'd been a little confused, dium interview, and disappeared ther back. and blinded by the sun and had a into the darkness after getting the At the end of the third lap the hard time getting back on course checkered flag. They weren't the Ashcrafts were far enough ahead again.for a few minutes. He'd also only ones. The wait for the inter-that they went out on their fourth had a "couple, three flats" - two of view process was long and cold. If a lap. The other two were behind them at the same time. He was a warm motorhome and some food McMillin's truck, and thus were little over an hour behind the sec-were waiting for the driver, who flagged off after three. The ond place car, also with just three could blame him for slipping out Ashcrafts took the win, finishing in laps done. of line and just heading for com-4:39: 10, 27th overall, but they The BITD made the best of a fort? didn't stick around for interviews. not-very-good thing, fitting over Hogan fell by the wayside on the ·next lap, but Blunk and Trim moved into the lead, with four min-utes on Giordano. Then Stone and Menzies had dropped to a tie with Jonathan Swift and Class 1000 had three entries in Conlon and his co-driver, Steve 100 racers into a very small area, this "heat", and at the end of the Eugenio, with just three laps, were and completing the season in good first lap the lead belonged to Danny still official second place finishers. style. It's to be hoped that the pow-and Adam Ashcraft in their They said they'd had two flattires, ers that be will letthem use a little Alumicraft. They had just one and it had been a "dusty race." They more land in the future, so that the ,...,.....,. ________ ....,... ____________ __, .-'------------------..;... _______ __, dust won't be such an issue. Andy Waters, another Ford team, for fourth, just three minutes behind second place. Only six of the entries were still moving. Blunk and Trim went on to do four laps, the only ones to accomplish that, and took the win. They shared the driving evenly, had no flats, no problems, stopping only for fuel and their driver change. Their time was 4:29:47, and they were 25th overall. In second, with just three laps done, it was Giordano, Second place in Class 1800 went to Tony Cortes Hendersonand Jesse Herling and his crew were out ther~ for more than eight crew, they're seen here hustling their way to the checkered flag hours, finished in third place in Class 3100. in their Raceco. The calendar for 2009 lists the Henderson event as a "car/truck and UTV" only event (no bikes and quads), but still includes that defini-tion of "Gran Prix" scoring. So the plans are apparently for a similar event, but with an easier schedule if the bikes and quads aren't included. Much the way SCORE has to work with what's available at their Laughlin "desert short course" event, the BITD has to deal with what it has at He·nderson. They'll find a way to make it work.~~~ A third place finish in Class 1800 went to Steve Fuller, he is seen here beautifully airborne and runnin' for home. The brothers Weyhrich drove their Jimco to a first off the podium The Mattox brothers, Ross and Ryan were very decent second finish in the Class 1 contest, seen here at speed. place finishers in the Class ½-1600 skirmish, seen here at speed. Dusty Times February 2009 Page 17

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l.n.J2C: r" PIONEER CARROZZERIA RALLY JAPAN Hlrvonen/Ford Win In Japan Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen took a big win in Japan in their Ford Focus RS, seen here traversing through a beautiful stand of trees. History was made in Japan when Sebastien Loeb won his fifth successive world rally championship title, but BP Ford's drivers took the top two places, which prevented the Citroen Total team from re-gaining the Manufacturers' title before the final round of the series. A last stage mechanical problem for 18 year old Evgeny Novikov meant that Juho Hanninen finally pipped the young Russian to finish the rally as the top PCWRC driver, so the title will also be decided between Hanninen · and Andreas Aigner in Britain. Most encouraging fifth and sixth places went on home ground to Suzuki while Subaru drivers gainecl five fastest times. The rally was marred by a seri-ous first day accident when Francois Duval's car impacted a steel guard rail post and se-verely injured the co-driver Patrick Pivato. He suffered in-ternal injuries and as the rally returned to Europe from Japan the Frenchman lay in a hospi-. tal in Sapporo in an induced coma. For the penultimate round of the 2008 World Rally Cham-pionship the circus headed east · to Hokkaido Island in the north of Japan. Following Rally Jordan earlier in the season, this was the second completely new venue for the world cham-pionship this year. The course was, therefore, fresh to every in-ternational competitor, but the event was still run by the same organisation who are based lo-cally and who hoped the move would bring the event to a much greater spectator catchment area than previously. The cham-pionship had been to. central Hokkaido four times before, but this time the rally was run· in western Hokkaido out of Sapporo, which is much more easily accessible than the previ-ous host city Obihiro. The headquarters were at the re-markable Dome about five kilometres from the city centre. This sports arena in itself made a most exciting new change. Inside a side-by-side super-special course was laid out, most of which was run under cover with just short stretches outside the arena. This course was used not only for Shake-down but as a competitive stage during the event it was used five times. Around the outside of the Dome was the service park, while the Ceremonial start and finish were also held there. The main part of the event was held over narrow gravel tracks like before, largely through autum-nal forests. A second spectator stage venue was located out of tow'h, close to the international Chitose airport, and was used four times. The proliferation of these short promotional stages meant that there were no fewer than 29 stages in all. This had a profound effect on the run-ning of the event in that a driver forced to withdraw during a day could incur a far higher penalty than usual, if he chose to restart under SupeRally rules. Teams were happy about the change in region because the forest stages which repre-sented the bulk of the event were much closer to the service· park location. The very long transport sections from the stage areas to and from the ser-vice park had been halved in length, even though any main road driving is still tedious and slow in this country! With Hokkaido keeping the same time as mainland Japan yet being considerably further east, meant daylight starts very early and exacerbates the al-ready di§rupted sleeping pat-terns for visitors over and above the normal jet-lag prob-Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula ·took the gold medal in the PCWRC battle, seen here in the soft stuff in their Mitsubishi Lancer Eva IX. !ems. One of the stranger things in Japan are its driving licence rules. Only the international licences from certain countries are recognised in Japan, and one person suffered -Toni Gardemeister, who holds a Mo-naco licence. The solution, he had to pass a driving test in Ja-pan. "It took all day! I had to attend lessons (in Japanese lan-guage) and then had to pass the actual test. Not everybody passes, but luckily I did. I learned some special techniques from them!" Apart from one lost day, Toni then had to carry a recently-passed sticker on his car, including his rally car. .. Pirelli experts reported that the conditions were not very differ-ent to those used on the Obihiro stages. This year the rally was held later in the year, in conditions expected to be colder and maybe wetter than before, and for that reason they had recommended to the FIA that soft rather than hard compound tyres were supplied. Pirelli were right when they ex-pected more wintry conditions, but never anticipated the re-ports of up to 20cm of snow on Stages 3/7. The drivers made their recce of these stages and reported very muddy con-ditions, and when the snow came the stages were cancelled just before the rally started. The other big surprise before the rally was the decision by the FIA to bring forward the new competitor seat rules, aimed at reducing, or even eliminating, injuries from side impacts. The facilities at the Dome were light years better than they had been at Obihiro. The base city, Sapporo, was much bigger with many more amenities. The hard surfaced service area was much friendlier than the stony and grassy surfaces of previous years. It all promised to be good. Who said the track is narrow? Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila corner hard in their Ford Focus RS, they finished second overall in Japan. Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to third overall finish in Japan, seen here at blinding speed. Nothing new was anticipated among the world champion-ship teams for Japan. All six official teams present with ex-actly the same cars they had previously used in New Zealand. The peripatetic Henning Solberg's Expert sponsored Focus WRC, again ran under the Munchi's entry, on the team's final appearance this season. It was widely assumed that both the World Drivers' and Manufacturers' title would be decided in Japan in favour of Sebastien Loeb and Citroen respectively, though not if Ford could do anything about it. The only way that BP Ford could prevent championship defeat in Japan was by finishing 1-2, and then what Citroen achieved did not matter. Loeb started Rally Japan 14 points ahead of Mikko Hirvonen, with no other driv-ers within sight of the title. With ten points going to the winner of each event, all scores count, so even if Loeb failed to finish, he would be champi\rn in Japan unless Hirvonen gained a top five placing. And as if the spectre of Loeb's chance of increasing his world record number of wins in a sea-son, which currently stands in his favour at ten in both 2005 and 2008. With the possibility of a Manufacturer scoring up to 18 points per event, the chances of Citroen clinching the title in Japan were equally strong. Even if both Citroens retired in Japan (something which had not happened since Argentina 2002!), the company would still gain the title unless Ford scored more than five points. Any finishing position would further strengthen Citroen's chances of going home with the title. Loeb ad-mitted this was a rally he was not going to try to win, third place sufficed for his champi-onship aspirations. With world championship odds being at a very short length, attention turned to the Production Car World Rally Championship. This was the penultimate round of the PCWRC and four driv-ers were still well in the hunt. Andrea Aigner (JO points) led Juho Hanninen (26), Jari Ketoinaa (23) and Patrik Sandell (22), bl\t only Juho was in Japan, because of the 'only six events count' rule. Although Ketomaa was in Japan his was on this occasion a non-cham-pionship entry in-Group N. No driver could therefore claim the title in Japan, so this series was sure to be resolved in Britain, Page 18 February 2009 Dusty Times

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Toni Gardemeister proudly displaying his newJapanese Drivers License which he needed in order to compete. P.S. He was 6th in his Suzuki SX4. Katsuhiko Taguchi and Mark Stacy drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Toshihiro Arai and Glenn MacNeall really throw the dirt around as Evo IX to a fifth place finish in the PCWRC category. the corner hard in their Subaru lmpreza, they finished 12th overall. the final round. The main tech-nical novelty was the first cham-pionship appearance of a Group N Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, in the hands of regular PCWRC driver Fumio Nutahara and guest driver Katsuhiko Taguchi. It was a year since a prototype rally-pre-pared Evo X ran as a course car on this event. A third Evo X also ran, driven by the private driver Hiroshi Hoshino. This model of car has been rallied in Japan in· 2008 with success under national championship rules and appeared in Europe at the Three Cities Rally (in Germany). Nurahara was with the veteran co-driver Hakaru !chino, as his usual co-driver Daniel Barritt was hospitalised with suspected salmonella poi-soning. !chino had already had a busy season having gained the FIA's African title with Hiroshi Miyoshi as well as competing on some events with .Fumio Nutahara in the national cham-pionship in Japan. There were two Guest drivers nominated by the federation for this event, Taguchi and the Subaru driver Takuma Kamada. Two PCWRC drivers were absent, Ken Block, who withdrew on account of fi-nancial problems in America, and Spyros Pavlides who stayed at home for family reasons. Their teams obtained consents for alternative drivers to fulfill championship obligations and Block was replaced by Yasunori Hagiwara, who was originally going to run at number 100, while the APRC driver Hiroshi Yanagisawa took over Spyros' entry. Shakedown took the form of a run round the as-phalt stage at the Dome. Sordo was quickest in front of Duval and Hirvonen, while Henning Solberg drove the course nine times in Shakedown eventually finishing up fourth fastest and more than a second ahead of his brother! All 24 containers carrying the teams' equipment, and the aircraft carrying the actual rally cars arrived safely and the show was on the road. A healthy entry of 88 cars was driveshaft and gearbox leader in front of the 18 year ·were warned his condition re-received, three more than last troubles and Henning Solberg old Russian Evgeny Novikov mained critical for 24 hours. year, 30 of which were FIA ("just not working well"). Great ahead of the veterans Toshi Rautenbach and Sordo both championship drivers and 86 of start for the BP cars but there Arai and Mirco Baldacci. The restarted. Saturday started them took the start. was disaster for Conrad only casualty of the day was clear but very cool as the rally Day 1 Rautenbach going off the road Hiroshi Yanagisawa, whose cars forced their way through 6 Stages, gravel, 32.82kms. on Stage 1. Per-Gunnar Subaru engine lost power on heavy traffic to the first stage Following the heavy warm Andersson struggled with a the first stage. The new of the day. There were four rairi.s during the week before clutch problem on his Suzuki. Mitsubishi Evo Xs were lying stages in the morning loop and the rally, the temperature now Drivers were unsure what the fifth (Nutahara, right hand a different driver was fastest on dropped and there was a win-conditions would be like second drive, despite having two punc-each. First was the short pub-try start to the event. Snow time through, some expected tu res and having to start a stage licity stage near the airport, and had fallen not only on Stage 3/ the ruts would be deeper and on a flat tyre) and seventh this was won by Sordo. Briefly 7, which caused its cancella-set about raising the ride (KatsuhikoTaguchi, left hand ithadseemedthatAndersson's tion, but also on 1/5, which heights on their cars, but it was drive). Ara i's Subaru Impreza time would be fastest, which overnight had turned to ice on a let down. On the first stage N 14 was the only non-would have been a remarkable the higher stretches. Stage 1/5 of the afternoon Duval got Mitsubishi in the top five. All fillip for the Suzuki, whose fu-was the worst, but Stage 2/6 ahead of Latvala, and then the time, however, the top ture was still worryingly inse-also had short stretches of as-Sordo stopped with a. turbo-Group N competitor was the cure. phalt where the mud on the charger problem. Then on the non-championship Subaru The stage caused a lot of surfaces was also tricky for driv-second stage Duval's Focus slid N 14 entry of Jari Ketomaa, damage as drivers found their ers. Drivers knew they had to into an armco barrier on the who came with a new co-driver, cars sliding outwards unexpect-be careful as there were no dedi-co-driver's side of the car. Mika Stenberg replacing his edly into a barrier, Petter cated "gravel note" crews, as al-Patrick Pivato was injured, usual partner Miika Teiskonen Solberg specially. Solberg then lowed on the asphalt events. causing the stage to be stopped who was unavailable for the won the long Stage 12, Latvala SebastienLoebwasfirstcaron whilehewasextricated.Duval's journey to Japan. Juho theevenlongerStagel3,while the road, and mindful that retirement brought Loeb up to Hanninen made a slow start, Henning Solberg was quickest third place was all he needed his desired third place. To over-running first PCWRC on the on the final stage in the loop. to achieve from this event, he come the delay to the event, the road, aiming to strengthen his Latvala was pushing on, anx-took life very carefully. Mikko organisers cancelled Stage 8, in title position, hoping to be-ious to make sure that third Hirvonen, who had already order to regroup the cars and come the first Finnish or Scan-placed Loeb stayed behind him, won the two previous new avoid the two superspecial dinavian driver ever to win the the only way BP Ford could events (Ireland and Jordan), stages back at the Dome start-championship. Martin Rauam hang onto their diminishing was perceived in the paddock ing behind schedule. Villagra went off the road for a while chances of the Makes' title. to be favourite. Indeed the had a suspension problem in and explained the problem, "It Loeb confirmed that it was too Finn went into the lead on the the afternoon, Gardemeister was a stage where we were only risky for him to try to catch first stage, fast out of the start-had shock absorber troubles. able to make one pass. in recce. Latvala. Gardemeister had trac-ing blocks just like in Argen-At the Dome there was confu-It was a fifth gear bend but we tion problems on his Suzuki tina. Hirvonen also made fast-sion with the marshals noted it as a flat out bend. Flat and soon teammate Andersson es·t time on Stage 2, with team-organising the two runs round out, it wasn't! The World Rally was a one minute ahead of him. mate Jari-Matti Latvala lying the stages, when rally leader Cars running ahead of us use Atkinson was unhappy with his second and Stobart driver Hirvonen had a puncture on completely different lines and car, ."Yesterday it was under-Francois Duval third. Latvala the first run round the stage. that is what confused us." He steering badly, then the team complained that he was driving He was given just two minutes shattered his co-driver's door was able to neutralise that but untidily and too carefully. to change the wheel before his but was lucky to lose only this morning it went on to over Loeb restored some of his self second run -but he and his co-about a quarter-minute. steering! Graham Moore, confidence and made fastest driver made it on time! News Armindo Araujo had a slow Prodrive's Chief Rally Engi-time on Stage 4, climbing up to of Pivato came through. The start suffering from the suspen-neer, explained that the fast fourth in front of his teammate 45 year old co-driver had bro-sion being too hard for the soft changing conditions moving Dani Sordo. The Subarus were ken his pelvis on his right hand conditions. On the first of the from wet to dry to wet again a little disappointing. Petter side as well as the tibia in the superspecial runs Brynildsen did not help. Henning Solberg Solberg was lying seventh and lower right leg. He had been spun and dropped to third be-was driving with more confi-ninth Chris Atkinson ("We operated on and the team ex- · hind Novikov and Arai. dence and had moved up to sev-have to take risks to make com-peered he would stay in hos pi-Day 2 enth, "I don't think it has been petitive ·times"), splitting the tal in Sapporo for two weeks. 8 Stages, gravel, 153.26kms. me, we came here with the same two Suzukis. In the subsidiary The team did not have new Overnight the news about settings-as in New Zealand and Ford teams Francois Duval was safety seats for this event. Pivato was worrying. There had that wasn't ideal." At half day way ahead in third place with Youngsters were to the fore been complications after the distance Hirvonen was 16.9 sec-Matthew Wilson sixth, ip. the PCWRC. Twenty year operation to his pelvis and leg onds ahead of teammate Munchi's team leader Federico old Eyvind Brynildsen from and another operation was Latvala with Loeb third, an-Villagra had a broken Norwaywasthesurpriseinitial necessaryduringthenight.We Continuednextpage Chris Atkinson and Stephane Prevot, before an admiring crowd, Down the narrow, rutted track, Evgeny Novikov and Dale Moscatt Eyvind Brynildsen and Denis Giraudet drove their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to a 13th place finish in Japan, seen here at speed. corner hard in their Subaru lmpreza, they finished 4th overall. raced their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX to 11th overall in Japan. Dusty Times February 2009 Page 19

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other 16. 7 seconds further back, in front of the two Subarus. Rautenbach lost time on Stage 13 with a puncture. For the second loop the Fords and Subarus went for broke taking just one spare wheel while Loeb, conscious of his need to play safe, took two. On the short publicity stage (number 15} Latvala punctured, leaving himself insecure for the three stages to come. Petter Solberg had air leaking from a broken tyre valve. The circum-stances on the second runs were expected to be bad and they were worse then feared. In every rut was a potential rock which could smash the suspension. Words of disgust at the condi-tions did not bear repeat, the least.offensive comments being comparison with the old Safari Rallies ·in Kenya. The worse sce-narios of Obihiro were visiting the new style Rally Japan. Loeb readjusted his suspension set-tings for the two long' stages but lost a lot of time, so by the end of Stage 18 he was over a half minute behind Latvala and nearly a minute behind Hirvonen. On Stage 16 Andersson punctured and dropped from sixth to ninth. On Stage 17 Henning Solberg stopped-with a puncture and suspension damage. When Stage 17 became completely blocked the later running cars were di-verted to Stage 18. Night fell and even though Stage 18 was a repeat of the run earlier in the day, conditions were visibly dif-ferent. Petter Solberg badly smashed the rear suspension on his Impreza, which was relo-cated into the centre of the rear of the car. "I am really sorry for all our fans and the people in the team, but you know we are not playing around. It is just part of the game." He hobbled to the end of the stage and team-mate Atkinson arrived shortly afterwards: "There was a huge hole on the exit of a comer. I never saw it either, and the im-pact flung our car 360 degrees round in the air." A sad end to a very brave effort by Solberg, who lost almost two minutes in his accident, which dropped him behind Atkinson, but con-sidering there were two super-special runs at the Dome before service, he was not going to be able to take the car back to base, but he had shown the improv-ing potential of the car. Two runs round the superspecial re-mained, but things continued to go well for Loeb's challenge but Ford's 1-2 meant that they were still denying Citroen the chance, on this event, of claiming the Makes' title. Petter Solberg's misfortune meant that Wilso n was now fifth and two Group N cars were in the top ten. The delight for the Japanese though was that Toni Gardemeister made fastest time over all on the first of the two runs round the Dome stage. It was impossible to over emphasize the importance of Gardemeister's achievement, on account of the suspected lack of corporate decision as to whether the team should con-tinue with the world rally cham-pionship, or not. It was Suzuki's first ever fastest time in the world championship. In PCWRC, Saturday was a remarkable day for Juho Hanninen. From eighth place overnight he made best time on sever stage and worked his way in four stages up to second in PCWRC at the expense of Bryri.ildsen. Arai dropped back to fourth place for reasons he · did not understand. Nutahara had a problem with his clutch at the start of a stage. After a disappointing first day Araujo was now going better and was finally running in the points zo ne behind Kamada, Taguchi and Baldacci. Stage 13 claimed Kumar with turbocharger fail-ure, and Rauam. who was re-portedly off the road. Subhan Aksa also s topped with a d amper leak which caused a 8th Pioneer Carrozzeria Rally Japan (J) Sapporo 31.10/2.11.2008 WCR round 14, PCWRC round 7 WC points l?C l (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN EU07SSZ (GB) 3h.25m.03.0s. 10 10 2 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila RS· WRC EU07SUF (GB) 8 3 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC 733EGZ78 (F) 3h.27m.33.6s. 6 6 4 (6) Chris ATKINSON/Stephane Prevot AUS/B ClWRC (GB) 3h.28m.45.4s. 5 5 5 (12) Per-Gunnar ANDERSSON/Jonas Andersson WRC LAX449 (H) 3h.30m.15.9s. 4 4 6 (11) Toni GARDEMEISTER/Tomi Tuominen FIN LAX447 (H) 3h.31m.12.4s. 3 3 7 (8) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin lES (GB) 3h.32m.08.3s. 2 2 8 (5) Petter SOLBERG/Philip Mills lWRC (GB) 3h.38m.22.9s.(2) 1 GB N/GB 1 9 (9) Federico .VILLAGRA/Jorge Perez Companc RS WRC EU07SSX (GB) 3h.40m.43.8s. 10 (52) Juho Hanninen/Mikko Markkula FIN Evo IX PCWRC EPA147 (NZ) 3h.43m.30.4s.+ WR WD Ford Focus RS WRC FIN Ford Focus 8 Citroen C4 Subaru Impreza s Suzuki Suzuki SX4 Ford Focus RS Subaru Impreza WRC WRC SX4 WRC WRC WRC RA Ford Focus Mitsubishi· Lancer 10 11 Evo IX (35) Evgeny Novikov/Dale Moscatt PCWRC GF391BX (A) 3h.43m.36.7s. (31) Toshihiro Arai/Glenn Macneal! GMG334SU431 (J) 3h.43m.39.6s. RUS/AUS Mitsubishi Lancer 8 12 PCWRC 13 Lancer 14 PCWRC 15 Evo IX 16 Evo X 18 Evo X 21 Evo IX J/AUS (36) Eyvind Brynildsen/Denis Giraudet Evo IX PCWRC EQK867 (NZ) 3h.47m.18.2s. (60) Takuma Kamada/Naoki Kase J AKA300T02299 (J) 3h.47m.53.5s. (32) Mircp Baldacci/Giovanni Agnese RSM/I PCWRC DF845YZ (I) 3h.50m.ll.0s. (59) Katsuhiko Taguchi/Mark Stacey J/AUS PCWRC KNY302MU5038 (J) . 3h.5lm.25.1s. (56) Fumio Nutahara/Hakaru Ichino J PCWRC KNY302MI6434 (J) 3h.58m.39.3s. (50) Armindo ·Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P PCWRC DJ924GW (I) 4h.13m.26.7s.(5) Subaru Impreza N~4 6 N/F Mitsubishi 5 Subaru Impreza N14 4 -Mitsubishi Lancer 3 Mitsubishi Lancer 2 Mitsubishi Lancer 1 Mitsubishi Lancer 27 (40) Stefano Marrini/Tiziana Sandroni I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC CZ066YH (I) 4h.24m.59.9s. (8) 31 (51) Subhan Aksa/Hendrik Mboi RI Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC B63KI (RI) · 4h.34m.50.9s. (8) 33 (37) Yasunori Hagiwara/Koichi Kato J Subaru Impreza Nl2 PCWRC TKA30lNO1887_ (J) 4h.38m.37.3s. 86 (17 PCWRC) starters. 57 (12 PCWRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 91.98kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS COMPLETED' (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E Page 20 LAST STAGE Citroen C4 WRC February 2009 small fire. Top three places were held by old Evo IX Mitsubishis. Novikov made a grand attack on the 31 km Stage 16 taking nearly a half minute off the · next fastest, Arai, and 35 sec-onds off his nearest challenger Hanninen. There were reports of several of the PCWRC driv-ers stopping. Nutahara punc-tured but continued, as did Brynildsen who had suspension damage as well. Vertunov had suspension troubles. Araujo abandoned with transmission failure, one stage after scoring a best PCWRC time. Marrini did not reappear at all. Once again there was uncertainty at the end of the day about 1:he results. Taguchi got to the end of the stage with.clutch failure. Novikov had trouble with his standard lights in the gathering gloom of evening, finishing the day 19.1 seconds in front of Hanninen. Back at Sapporo the worries continued over the conditio n of Patrick Pivato. The official team release spoke about the doctors being happy with his progress. People just hoped that was correct. Day 3 8 Stages, gravel, 94.4kms. Overnight the news about Pivato was that his condition was stabilising but he was still being kept in an induced coma. Stobart team director Malcolm Wilson said that doctors were preparing to perform another operation in a day to contain the internal bleeding. In other ways it was a happier day that was dawning. Both the Solbergs were back in action again, and Petter celebrated by making fast-est time on the opening stage, which had patchy ice. This was an incredible testimony to the work the team carried out on the car at the flexi service the evening before. There was a very odd situation with the running order, because in ninth place was the non-championship driver Jari Ketomaa. He was running 28th car on the road, over 40 minutes behind the leader. The weather was clear but with very cold conditions, but black clouds were gather-ing. The threatened rain started to fall heavily on Stage 22 and on Stage 23 the conditions were torrid. Hirvonen found a lot of unexpected standing water, "I was taking no chances but I still had a lot of moments." C lear-ing this away made life easier for second running Latvala, who took 13.8 seconds off his team leader and reduced Hirvonen's overall lead to just 6.6 seconds. Loeb was more than a half minute slower "Everywhere you found you started to lose grip unexpectedly, just like Monte Carlo on the ice." Atkinson found his windscreen was mist-ing up. But the little Suzukis were flying in the conditions. On Stage 23 Gardemeister passed Wilson into fifth, on Stage 24, the short publicity stage close to the airport, he made second best time. Andersson got ahead of Wilson as well. Suzukis were now fifth and sixth. Petter Solberg was also catching up, after his two missed stages the night before, but brother Henning went straight on at a junction and retired, stopped in a ditch. Rautenbach also stopped again. The puddles in the road were filling up just as soon as the previous car had passed. Eight cars retired on Stage 23 alone. Clear conditions for the sec-ond loop and the final four stages. Petter Solberg was three minutes (30 second penalty) late out of midday service as the team rushed to change a bro-ken exhaust manifold. Hirvonen continued to run first car on the road, and Latvala promised not to put pressure on him. Wilson found his car was running on three cylinders in-termittently through the day. Andersson continued at full speed passing his teammate Gardemeister after Stage 27 into fifth place. There were looks of relief when the drivers finally reac:hed the end of Stage 28, the final orthodox stage, even tho ugh Loeb admitted he had spun in the water just before the end of the stage and the electrics were flooded with water and he stalled. Happily the engine fired up again but he had to reverse before being able to continue when the transmission just stopped working. All that re-mained was the final publicity stage near Chirose airport be-fore the run back to the finish in the Dome. Sordo was still running but when it was clear he was not going to score points, the car was withdrawn so a new engine could be fitted before the final round. Once again the only PCWRC car missing was Yanagisawa, all the other 16 crews made the restart. Novrkov continued· to impress hugely, consolidating his lead and be-ing an incredible 43.0 seconds faster on Stage 23 than his clos-est rival Hanninen and was vir-tually one minute ahead over-all. Nutahara had a big hole in the floor of his Evo X and the crew inside the car were plas-tered with mud! Rauam stopped on the motorway back to Sapporo, after Stage 24, · pre-sumably due to water ingress on the stage. The big news in Group N was that Ketomaa stopped in Stage 23 after hitting a rock. This put Novikov in the lead of the overall Group N as well as the PCWRC category, and also back into the to ten. On the sec-ond loop Brynildsen hit some-thing and a sumpguard under the car became bent. Baldacci struggled with differential prob-lems while Linari had rear sus-pension trouble. Novikov was feeling comfortable about eas-ing his pace but on the long penultimate stage he had centre differential problems. He was able to get to the end of the stage but lost 20 seconds, but the biggest hurdle he still faced was the short final stage where he lost over a half minute. The result being that Hanninen came through to a most unexpected PCWRC and Group N win, the Finn 6.3 seconds in front of the Russian. Vertunov stopped on ·the penultimate stage when he went off the road as did Gianluca Linari and neither reached the finish. The rally fin-ished with champagne and con-tinued concern as the last avail-able news about Pivato was that hospital authorities were only cautiously optimistic about his recovery, but had yet to control the internal haemorrhage natu-r a 11 y. lJ\J2C Dusty Times

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~ STODDARD 250 Dunn Duns Tham All PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO Sean Dunn had a really good race, he led the Class 1 contingent all the way and he took the overall win as well. It wasn't the biggest turnout At the end of the first of rendously long lap, Vincent MDR ever had but the faith-their six required laps it was Galewick had a three hour ful gathered in Barstow early Sean Dunn leading the way, long first lap, shown in fifth in November for the running Bryan Yonan came along in position and there was one car of the Stoddard 250. the second spot, he was six that did not start the race. The Class 1 troops had a minutes in arrears, Mike Bilek When they came around at reasonable battle, there were ran in third spot, he was an-the end of their second lap it six of them entered but only other four minutes back, Rusty was still Sean Dunn leading half of them would see the Stevens was in the fourth spot, the class, Mike Bilek was now checkered flag. but he was coming off a hor-in the second spot, he was George Rosenbaum had a good day, he was the only truck in class, so he cruised around in reasonable time and tool<. home a gold medal. about 12 minutes behind the leader, Rusty Stevens was in the third spot and Vincent Galewick wa·s fourth. Bryan Yonan was off the scoring cha rt. When the third lap came to an end Sean Dunn was still at the head of the class, Mike Bilek ran in the second spot, he was some nine minutes be-hind the leader and Rusty Stevens was still holding on to the third spot. Vincent Galewick had succumbed to terminal problems and was out of the race. Lap 4 still showed Sean Dunn firmly in the lead. Mike Bilek still ran in the second spot, he was 12 minutes be-hind the leader and Rusty Stevens was running good lap times but remained a very looong third place. Lap 5 ended and there were no position changes, it was still Dunn, Bilek and Stevens. Lap 6, last lap and when the checkers flew Sean Dunn was right there to take them, Mike Bilek came in for the silver medal honors and Rusty Stevens was the third place fin-isher, he was out there for a hell of a long time but stuck to it and got a third place finish. Gerardo Barragan was the only entry in Class 3, he started the race but failed to finish his first lap. In Class 7 there was only one entry, George Rosenbaum, George ran his six required laps and he took home the gold medal honors. Joe Patelli was all alone in Class 8, he ran three laps of the required six, had some Continued next page Mike Bilek was just a wee bit off the winning pace at the MOR Terry Wyrembeck had a horrendously Jong first lap but he had ft handled Greg Sunds lets it all hang out as he literally flies to a second Stoddard 250, he took home the silver medal for his efforts. from there and he was the 2nd car in class to take the checkers. place finish in the Clas~ 1450 battle. Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use 150 Heavy DUty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • 714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~-------------------------------------------------------~ Page 22 February 2009 Dusty Times

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Rusty Stevens had a real long first lap, a long second lap and from Terry Ingold set fast lap for the class but a very long second lap Craig Reynolds gave it his all but it wasn't enough this race, Craig finished in the third~sp_o_t_,_·n_c_la_s_s_. ------~--there on he was fine, Rusty took a third place finish in class. relegated him to a third place finish in class. Nick Dempkowski, seen here in his good looking buggy was the Class 1200 winner, Nick had almost two hours in hand at the finish. troubles and decided to call it a day. There were four cars en-tered in the Class 1200 scuffle and three of them made it all the way. They had five laps to make their race and when the Page 24 first lap ended it was Terry Ingold showing the way, Nick Dempkowski was a minute be-hind the leader in second place, Terry Wyrembeck had a horrendously long lap but was shown in third place and Alexa Jim Sizelove saw all his competition fall by the wayside, he motored around "and took a nice gold medal in Class · 1300. Bilek failed to complete her first lap. Second lap ended and Nick Dempkowski had taken over the lead, Terry Wyrembeck had moved into the second spot and Terry Ingold dropped February 2009 to third with major mechani-cal problems. At the end of their third lap it was still Nick Dempkowski leading the class, Terry Wyrembeck remained in the second spot, he was some 17 minutes in arrears and Terry Ingold still held the third spot. Lap 4 came to an end and Nick Dempkowski still led the class, Terry Wyrembeck re-mained in the second spot, he was 20 minutes behind the leader and Terry Ingold still held down the third spot, he was some 40 minutes out of second place. Fifth lap, final lap, Nick Dempkowski took a nice win, having run a trouble free race, Terry Wyrembeck took the sil-ver medal and Terry Ingold took home the bronze medal for his efforts. The Class 1300 race was a fiasco, there were five cars en-tered, they had five laps to make their race but only one car made it all the way. Jim Sizelove ran all the required laps and was an e.asy class win-ner. Of the other four en-trants, Ray Promer never com-pleted his first lap and the oth-Dusty Times

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Steve Fuhring's lap times were nicely consistent but this race Steve had to .settle for a fi[st off the podium finish. Garrick Freitas was having a really good race until disaster struck on the last lap, he did manage to salvage a fifth place finish. Dan Tyson figured he'd run faster without some of the glass, but, not so, Dan was the sixth place finisher in his class. ers, Cesar Alfaro, Gary Kincaid and Joe Micklus failed to start the race. The Class 1400 trucks had five entered, one did not start the race and three were dnf's, leaving only one finisher. They had six laps to make their race and when their fi-rst lap ended it was Danny Giannini leading the way, Wayne Lugo was less than a minute behind the leader. Randy Shields ran in the third spot and Ben Phillips was in fourth place. Jeromy Bernitz failed to start the race. At the end of their second lap it was now Randy Shields in the class lead, Ben Phillips had now moved into the sec-ond spot and Danny Giannini had dropped to third place, thanks to mechanical prob-lems. Wayne Lugo had disap-peared from the scoring There were five trucks entered in the Class 1400 race, Danny Giannini was Kenny Walker flew high, wide and handsome, he took the Class 1450 win with almost half an hour in hand at the checkers. the only finisher, seen here in his good looking truck. r charts. . At the end of their third lap Ben Phillips had taken over the lead position, Randy Shields had dropped to second spot and Danny Giannini re-mained the third place car in class. Thero were no position changes on the fourth lap, it remained Phillips, Shields and Giannini. On the fifth lap Danny Giannini moved back into first place, Randy Shields and Ben Phillips failed to complete their fifth lap. Sixth lap, last lap and it was Danny Giannini taking the checkered flag, he finished his six required laps in just under six hours. The 1450 class was a big one, there were 14 trucks en-tered and for the most part, they, the finishers, had a good race. They had four laps to run for their race and when the smoke cleared at the ends .of their first lap it was _Kenny Walker in the lead, Craig Reynolds came along in second place, Greg Sunds was rig_ht there in third place. Court Legare was in fourth place and Garrick Freitas held the fifth spot. Steve Fuhring ran in sixth place, Steve Fike was in seventh place and Dan Tyson held down the eighth spot. Bruce Holmes, Kari Wong and Jim Borden failed to start the race. Tommy Trego, Jeremy Deakins and Court .Legare failed to finish their first lap. Second lap ended and Kenny Walker remained at the head of the class, Greg Sunds had moved up a spot into sec-· ond place, Craig Reynolds dropped a spot into third place, Garrick Freitas moved up a spot into fourth place and Court Legare held down the fifth spot. Steve Fuhring remained in sixth place, Steve Fike was in seventh place and Dan Tyson remained in eighth place. Third lap came to an end and Kenny Walker remained in the lead, Greg Sunds still held on in second place, Craig Reynolds was still in the third spot, Steve Fuhring was up two spots into fourth place, Garrick Freitas dropped into fifth place and Dan Tyson was up two spots into sixth place. Court Legare and Steve Fike D.J. Jeffrey drove his six required laps with no problems, he took the Class 1/2-1600 win with ease, seen here at speed. Dusty Times were on their respective trail-ers. Their fourth and final lap came to an end, nothing had changed, it was Kenny Walker taking a very nice win, Greg Sunds came in for a second place finish, Craig Reynolds took third place honors, Steve Fuhring finished first off the podium, Garrick Freitas was fifth car in and Dan Tyson was the sixth and final finisher in the class. There were only two Class 1600 cars entered in the race. Only one of them would see the checkered flag. At the end of their first of six required laps. D.J. Jeffrey was in the lead, Ricky Mondragon ran in sec-ond place, some ten minutes behind the leader. Lap 2, Jeffrey still led and Mondragon remained in sec-ond place, now he was 19 min-utes in arrears. Third lap ended and D.J. Jeffrey-continued in his lead-ing pos1t1on and Ricky Mondragon had disappeared from the race. D.J. Jeffrey continued to motor around at high speed for the remainin•g three laps and he happily took the check-ered flag, finishing his six laps in 5:43:46. And so it ended, next pn the schedule for MDR is the Bud Light Dash on New Year's Eve. See 'ya all there. ~ Home a, TIie Race Auto • I Race Car I Pre Runner I Sand car. 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 February 2009 • I :a t ! a • • Page 25

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6!fl OJIBWI! FDRl!STS RALLY Pastrana· Takes Win Dn Flnal stage Travis Pastrana and Derek Ringer were just a bit off the beaten path, they took the honors in Open in their Subaru lmpreza WRX STi. Travis Pastra n a made it three consecutive Ojibwe Fo r-ests Rally wins in a row after his competition struggled in the late stages of the event. His Subaru Team USA sponsored WRX Sti pretty muc h ran flawlessly the entire event af-ter winning the gold medal at the most recent X-Games co m-petition. His teammate Ken Block led the majority of the event, however a massive head-on impact with a tree on the final stage ended his event and cancelled the remainder of the final stage after the tree he hit fell over and blocked the road. With his win at Ojibwe, Pastrana only had to finish .fourth o r better at the next event in Colorado to clinch his third championship. With the suspensio n wo es that plagued the new 2008 Subaru Team USA cars at the midpoint of the season behind them, both P astrana and Block were now looking like the favorites for the event. Mat-thew Johnso n (WRX), Jeff Moyle (WRX), and Andrew Comrie-Picard (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9) pulled their en-tries days before the event as rising costs or finding post X-Games damage we re reasons for n o t competing. Pat M oro who competed at the X-Games in Open class trim would have needed more time to get his Production GT car back into its normal trim. Regular ·co m-petitor Tanner Foust was miss-ing fro m the line-up as well due to his drifting commit-ments. Andy Pinker, his team-mate, was the sole Team R ockstar Energy Drink Subaru WRX competing. Kyle Sarasin was running in CPD Racing's older Subaru 2.5RS as their WRX had significant frame d a mage after the X-Games. "Cowbo y" Kenny Bartram was the only other X-Games competitor o n h and Throwing lots of dirt, Heath Nunnemacher and Kim DeMotte took the gold medal in PGT in their Subaru WRX. for Ojibwe in his ex-Matt Iorio S ubaru 2 .5RX. P iotr Wiktorczyk was the only other t hreat to the front-runners as he was teamed with Foust's usual co-driver Chrissie Beavis. A very meager 28 teams took the start of t h e event prima-rily d ue to rising fuel and en-try costs. Of those, 18 were nation al entrants. On Stage 1, a super special run at the Bemidji Speedway, Pastran a took the win with Bartram , Block, Pinker and Sarasin all less than 2.3 sec-onds behind. On Stage 2, h ow-ever, as Block was first on the road he regained the lead with Pinker and Pastrana in ·tow. Toward the end of Stage 3 Pinker had his luck end as his left-rear suspension folded up. He limped through Stage 4 and lost several minutes to the lead-ers before getting the repairs at service to get back in the hunt. Block won both Stages 3 and 4 with Pastrana, Saras in, Wiktorczyk, and Bartram all within two minutes of each other. And that's where their positions stood after the first four stages. Although Production GT class was poorly-subscribed Ojibwe weekend, Jaroslaw Sozanski in his primer-black Subaru WRX and Adam Markut in his aging Eagle Talon were having a great close run for sixth overall a n d the class lead with Sozanski being the leader at the service break for the evening. Regular front-run-ner in GT, Amy BeberVanzo retired on Stage 4 after having overheating brake issues. On Stage 5, Block extended his lead by another ten seconds over Pastran a an d Sarasin as the dust continued to grow for the competition. Pinker was fourth fastest n ow and was back up to sixth overall, but was now over four and a h alf minutes behind Block. The or-der stayed constant until Stage 7 where Bartram lost nearly 50 seconds to Pinker who moved up to fifth overall. Pastrana won the final stage on the night by 3.5 seconds, however, Block had over a 20 second cushio n over his teammate at the end of D ay 1. Sarasin was just a hair under three minutes be-hind Block and having a great run. Wiktorczyk was 4:46 be-hind Block and Pinker was 5: 11 back and rapidly gaining ground . . Bartram sat in sixth with three GT cars behind him: Markut, Sozanski, and Heath Nunnemacher (WRX). George Georgako poulos rounded out the top tef! in his Open class WRX. Rick H intz was the only other n atio n al retiree on Day 1 with a snapped timing belt on his WRX. Doug Shephard and Karen Wagner were the big winners in Group 5, seen here at speed in their Dodge SRT 4. Jan and Jody Zedril swept the Production honors, seen here in their Mitsubishi Lancer ES before an admiring crowd. O n Day 2 of the event, the roads grew faster and dustier as the group entered the White Earth and Two Inlets State Forests. For Stage 9, the fa-mous Chad-'s Yurnp stage made famous by former Subaru fac-tory driver Chad Dimarco, it was a matter of "Do I attack the jump?" or "Do I save the car?" Most drivers chose the lat-ter. Pastrana edged out Block for the stage win, however Pinker was on a mission to get Jim and Marianne Stevens finished second in Production, they're Andrew Pinker and Robbie Durant do a bit of surfing, they finished A treeless stretch for Robert Olson and Conrad Ketelsen, they seen here in their Suzuki Swift at speed. third in Open in their Subaru lmpreza WRX STi. finished 71/i in Open in their Subaru lmpreza 2.5RS. Page 26 February 2009 Dusty Times

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Piotr Wiktorczyk and Christene Beavis finished fourth in Open Finishing the slide, Kenny Bartram and Dennis Hotson were 5th George Georgakopoulas and Faruq Mays finished seventh in Open Class, they're seen here in their Subaru lmpreza WRX. to finish in Open Class, here in their Subaru lmpreza L Coupe. Class, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza WRX. back to the front. He now was 10th, and first in Production Georgakopoulos was fifth in his 116 points. Saras in has 66, Colorado Rally. Jeff Moyle, in in fourth heading into Stage class, was Jan Zedril in his WRX. Ken _Block had an 11 Block-64, and Andrew Comrie-his first full season of national 10. . Mitsubishi Lancer ES. Silvio minute 50 second penalty on Picard-62. As these three are so competition, was involved in a Stage 10 and 11 became in-Alva was the only other class Day 1 after illegally servicing a close in points, all are entered parasailing accident near his teresting in the GT category. winner, Group 2, in his Nissan. failed power-steering pump on for LSPR. Matthew Johnson is home in Chasse!, Michigan. Jeff Jaroslaw Sozanski tried in vain Sentra SE-R. their WRX, but came back to currently in fifth with 52 had recently competed in the X-to hold off Adam Markut only ----------------finish seventh. Andy Pinker re-points, however he has stated Games, but retired after caus-to roll his WRX into some sap-At the next event of.the sea-tired early after having trans-that he will be doing rallies ing significant damage to the lings on the outside of a cor-son, the Colorado Rally, Travis mission problems that caused overseas for the remainder of front of his car, the same WRX ner. About tltat time on that Pastrana also won over Kyle him to roll. Teammates Pinker the season. Pinker-52 points, raced by rally legend Colin same stage Heath Nunnemacher Sarasin. But this time it was by and Tanner Foust have both Antoine L'Estage-46 points, McRae at the two previous X-went ass-end, literaJ-ly, into a only 4 .5 seconds! Lauchlin opted to not run the final event and Tanner Foust-41 points are Games. Jeff was 30 years old wooden porta-potty on the O'Sullivan ran in the GT cat-of the season, the Lake Supe-in the next three spots, however and well liked by the rally com-outside of a spectator corner. egory and took third overall in rior Performance Rally in mid-all are passing on attending the .munity and was only an active The damage was minor to the the Subaru WRX usually pi-October. final record. driver for just over a year. Jeff truck of the car. On Stage 11, loted by Stephan Verdier. Carl With one event left in the ---leaves behind a wife and infant Markut went off road and lost Jardevall was fourth in his season Pastrana has clinched The sport of rallying lost a daughter. The rally community a significant amount of time Mitsubishi Evo 8 and George his third cham ionshi with friend on the weekend of the joins in their loss. dfiilJ handing the class lead over to Nunnemacher. At this _point Nunnemacher held over a seven minute lead over his next clos-est competitor -Robert Borowicz in a WRX, who was the only other GT class car en-tered. At the midday service, Block held a 16.9 second lead over Pastrana. Saras in was now 4: 18 out of the lead ana Pinker 5:42 and gaining ground rapidly. Wiktorczyk, Bartram, Nunnemacher, Georgakopoulos, Bob Olson (Open class Subaru 2.5RS), and Doug Shepherd (Dodge SRT-4) were in the top ten spots. Only three stages re-mained with the famous final 22.36-mile stage at the end. Would things shake up like they usually do in the final stages? On Stages 13 and 14, Block still edged out Pastrana by sec-onds and Pinker made up an-other 19 seconds on Sarasm. Pinker was now just over a minute in arrears of Sarasin and wanted the podium finish after a poor start. Final stage: always known as either a car buster from push-ing too hard or as a loss of po-sition from being too overcon-fident. This year was no excep-tion. Block was about 12 miles into the stage on an uphill right-hander when the car's backend tagged a tree putting it head-on into another. Block was out. Pastrana got the okay from his teammate and motored on to win by five minutes and 12 seconds. Sarasin moved into second with Pinker decreasing the gap to 25 seconds, but not enough for the runner-up po-sition. Wiktorczyk and Bartram traded times all day with the former taking fourth spot. Nunnemacher was sixth overall and again took his second con-secutive Ojibwe GT class win af-ter his competition faltered. Georgakopoulos was seventh and Olson eighth. Doug Shep-herd was the fastest two-wheel drive car and took the Group 5 win and ninth overall. In Dusty Times Kyle Sarasin and Mikael Johansson were 2nd in Open Class, seen here in their Subaru lmpreza before a dust covered crowd. The Group 2 winners were Silvio Alva and Benjamin Slocum, they are seen here at high speed in their 1994 Nissan Sentra. TOP OFFROAD RACERS ARE. SWITCHING TO 111111/IAIIIIAI/" They knowthatthe cheapest speed in a racecar is a great brake system. Let us fix your spongy pedal and poor braking performance. We are the only brake eompanythatcan give you the same pedal at mJle 1000thatyouhadat mile 1. BETTER BY:IIIRIJlllltilJ&Jltltlmftlltltln. drag brake system is the mo~tc0$t effective way to improve handling and performance. Stopwasting money &horsepowerwith ineffective drag9ngbrakes. 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Page 32 February 2009 more ·Trall Notes ... about our expanded relationship with Amber Racing Services for this coming season and into the future," said Bruce Hendel, Western Regional Manager for VP Racing Fuels. "We tested the water with this program last year in SNORE and MORE series races and it worked perfectly." As part of its fuel service, ARS will offer VP' s complete line of fuels at the desert races including VPll0 and C12, as well as specialty fuels like VP's Pro Truck, Late Model Plus, Q16 and unleaded fuels as requested. At NHRA Divisional races, ARS will offer VP's complete product line as well, including C12, C14, C14+, Cl5,'Cl6, Cll, C25 and Q16, as well as Ml and MS Methanol. "ARS is engaged to provide the same quality and professional service for which VP has been known over the years," continued Hendel. "ARS will dedicate a truck specially outfitted with high volume pumps and other equipment necessary to handle the unique demands of servicing off-road race events and other specialty events, so this should be a win-win arrangement for ARS, VP and its loyal customers. VP will still be actively involved facilitating orders, staffing off road events with tech personnel and deploying VP' s own trucks when necessary to assist ARS' efforts." ARS will administer all contingency programs for Best in The Desert, SCORE, CORR, MORE, SNORE and other off-road series. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of CORR, Best in the Desert and the Baja Pro Truck Off-Road Race Series as well as a contingency sponsor of SCORE International Off-Road Racing, SNORE and MORE. More information can be obtained from VP's website Based in Los Angeles, CA, ARS is a racing products distributor serving the Western U.S. ARS services the MORE, SNORE, DRIVE, SCORE, and BITD Series. More information is available online at Contacts: Amber Racing Services - Brian Busby, 562-432-3946; VP Racing- Bruce Hendel -909-322-0737; or Steve Scheidker -210-635-7744; ORBA CANCELS 2009 OFF-ROAD SHOW - After presenting uccessful shows in 2007 and 2008 ORBA regretfully announces he cancellation of the 2009 San Diego Off-Road SuperShow that was to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on February 7 and 8. Citing the unprecedented global economic downturn, ORBA has decided that it is in the best interest of its members and the off-road industry as a whole to cancel the event, and apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause. "We would like to thank all those involved for their incredibly generous support, from marketing partner.ships, media supporters and sponsors, to ORBA members and other off-roading organizations," notes Fred Wiley, ORBA Executive Director. "Given the extraordinary economic and industry climate, Continued on page 57 Dusty Times

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M,,QJ!.,~ TOYS FDR TOTS .1e,gensen Does It Again BY STEVE RUDDICK PHOTOS: TRACKS/DE PHOTO It was another Class 1 win for Todd Jergensen at the Toys For Tots event, first overall, he had a mere two minutes and five seconds at the flag. M.O.R.E./ORAF Toys-4-Tots Holiday 200 · Now I know what it must have been like in the Dust Bowl of the 1930's - air-born particulate matter in mass quantities -aka 'Dusty Times'. It was certainly thick and zesty where I was around Start/Finish at the M.O.R.E./ORAF Toys-4-Tots Holiday 200 on December 6, 2008 out back of the SLASH-X Cafe in beautiful Barstow, CA. Around they went in a Crazy 8 - a big loop and a small loop. The two loops joined at S/F • and there was action galore -multiple cars converging and congre-gating at the same point at the same time. Jim Clements and Bill Markel .were manning the flags in the middle. The two courses joined through Main Pit for about ~o+ miles before they split again on their separate and merry ways. The 13 mile short loop course had four RX's, and the 33 mile big loop course had seven RX's. Classes 1, 10, 12, 1600, 5, and 1400 started out in the morning doing four laps on the large loop [132 miles], and then switched over and did-five· laps [65 miles] on the short loop. Classes 9, 5/16, 1300, 7s, 1450 and 1700 started on the short loop for six laps [78 miles] and then switched over onto the large loop for two laps [66 miles]. Classes 11 and 3 did five short laps [65 miles] and one big lap [33 miles]. 117 entries in 17 different classes -all racing in support ofToys-4-Tots. This year's event resulted in over 1,000 toys, and M.O.R.E. fun for everyone too. They staged and lined up side-by-side for the green flag. It was dust and dirt galore -the M.O.R.E. Holiday 'Dust Bowl' 200 has begun. It was GREAT fun! Todd Jergensen was the Overall winner of the 2008 Toys-4-Tots race in car #5. That was back-to-back Overall wins for this husband/wife race team, with Shirley Jergensen taking the Overall win at the 2008 M.O.R.E. Powder Puff race. That's a nice Christmas present. And some kids got a nice Christmas present too with all the help and donations and gifts given at this event. Thank you. CLASS 1: Nine laps; 197 miles. Fifteen en-Brandon Walsh was a bit short on laps at this race but he was declared the Trophy Challenge Class winner, seen here at speed. tries; nine finishers. Sean Dunn was first in class to see the green flag at S/ F in the DunnTech car #123, and was in the lead by over two minutes ahead of Todd Jergensen in car #5 after Lap 1. Jergensen had started in tenth spot and was now running in second. Richard Boyle started near the back of the Class 1 pack in car #109, and was running in third spot about 30 seconds behind Jergensen in car #5. Jennifer Clemison was run-ning in fourth spot in the Damzyl car #132, only 18 seconds behind Boyle in car #109. And Vince Dejong in car #119 was only two seconds be-' hind Clemison. That's an average of better than 50+ mph. At the end of lap 2, Sean Dunn was still in the lead spot in car #123, but Todd Jergensen in car #5 had narrowed . the split to only 0:01:37. Richard Boyle was still running in third spot in car #109. Meanwhile, Vince Dejong in car #119 had passed Jen-nifer Clemison in car #132 with a+ 7 second lead, and Dejong was now only three seconds behind car #109. At the end of four laps on the big loop, Sean Dunn had DNF'd in car #123 and Richard Boyle in car #109 had passed Todd Jergensen in car #5 for the first spot in class, with about a one minute lead. Steve Garcia had moved up from sixth position to third in car #150, and Jennifer Clemison had re-passed Vince Dejong in car #119 and was now in fourth spot in car #132. Dejong had slipped back to seventh position af-ter four laps of racing: Rick Romans had moved up from eighth position to fifth spot in car #188, and Joe Willardsen was now running in sixth spot in class in car $25. After four laps and 132 miles on the big 33 mile loop, this group of racers switched over on to the 13 mile small loop course for another six laps and.65 miles of fun. Sean Dunn set the Fast lap on the big loop at 55.1 mph in 0:35:55 in car #123 on Lap 1. Dunn DNF'd after Lap 3. At the end of Lap 5 on the short loop, Todd Jergensen in car #5 had retaken the first position over from Richard Boyle in car #109, with a +2 minute lead. Steve Garcia was still running in third position in car# 150, about ten minutes behind Boyle in car# 109 and about+ 3 minutes ahead of Joe Willardsen in fourth spot in car #25. Willardsen had moved up from sixth spot after four laps to fourth posi-tion after five laps. Rick Romans was still in fifth spot after five laps, and Jennifer Clemison had slipped from fourth position back to sixth spot. Tim Scott was the big winner in the Ultra Truck Class, he had forty three minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Chris Bowman had a good run in the Class 5 fracas, he took the win with twenty minutes in hand when he took the flag. After all the laps were done, Todd Jergensen drove car #5 to the Winnere's Circle in 3:48:33 to win First Place in class and First Place Overall. That was a top-of-the-po-dium finish and a +0:02:05 margin-of-victory ahead of the Second Place in Class victor -Richard Boyle in car #109. Boyle got the required laps done in 3:50:38, and an eighth minute margin-of-victory ahead of Rick Romans in car #188. Romans completed nine laps in 3:58:20 for Third Place win. Steve Garcia won Fourth Place in class in car #l50with an elapsed time of 4:04:13. Joe Willardsen completed nine laps in car #25 in 4: 11 :54 for the Fifth Place win in class. Morley Williams kicked car #159 in the throttle on the short loop and went from ninth position after four laps to win Sixth Place in class in 4:41:21. Jennifer Clemison had some serious down-time on Lap 6 in car #132, but managed a nice comeback to take the Seventh Place Continued next page It was an 11th place finish for George Pandella at the Toys For Nicholas Beall only got in five laps this race, but he was nonetheless Tots MORE race, seen here in his really good looking truck. declared the Class winner, seen here at speed. Dusty Times February 2009 Jason Harmon took a decent second place finish in the Ultra Truck battle, he's seen here at speed headin' for the flag. Page 33

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Steve Patton was the silver medal finisher in the Class 5/1600 Zachary Quiroz had a pretty good race, he was the second place It was a second place finish in Class 9 for Frank Wagner, he's race, he was less than two minutes in arrears at the checkers. finisher in the Class 7A race, he's seen here headin' for the flag. seen here haulin' freight and creating a lot of dust. win in 4:41:58; just 37 seconds be- Gaiieywas second off the line in class Chicas was still running in second Nine laps; 197 miles. Ten entries; had slipped from second to third hind Williams in car #159. Vince in car #1043, but had slipped back position in car #1077, and Jim five finishers. Hector Garcia, Jr. was position in car #1202, and was six D'eJong had a long Lap 9 in car #119 to fourth spot after one lap of rac-Gorman had moved up to third spot first in line for the green flag in Class minutes behind the leader-Garavito but still won Eighth Place in Class ing. Likewise, Scott Gorman started in car #1070 - only about a minute 12 in car #1206. Garcia was run-incar#l255. Meanwhile, Rob Smith with an elapsed time of 5:24:05. off the line in third spot in car behind Chicas. Scott Gailey had ning in fourth spot after the first lap had moved up from seventh spot to Brian Cox got his nine laps done in . #1070, and had slipped back to sev-slipped back to fourth spot in car on the big loop course. Richard the number four position in car 5:51:41 in car #122 to win Ninth enthpositionafteronelap.Theshuf- #1043, and was now about eight Garavito started fourth in line in #1205,andwasaboutthreeminutes Place in Class for the day. Rick Ro-fling of the deck. minutes behind Gorman in car class in car #1255 and was leading behind the third place car-Jackson mans set the Fast Lap on the 13 mile After the end of four laps of rac-#1070. McMullin kept a fast and blis-the class pack at the end of Lap 1. in car# 1202. Tom Stewart was also shortloop course in car #188 on Lap ing on the big 33 mile loop, Steve tering pace the rest of the race in car David Sanchez was second in line to back in the race in car # 1216, mov-8 at 50.5 mph in 0: 14: 15. McMullinwas in the lead incar#l022 #1022 to win First Place in Class 10 start in class in car #1229, and had ing up from last in line after the first CIASS 10: by almost + 2 minutes ahead of Pat with an elapsed time of 4:00:23. That slipped back to seventh position af-lap to fifth spot after racing for four Nine laps; 197 miles. Seven entries; Chicas in car #1077. Scott Gailey was was a 0: 13 :4 2 margin-of-victory. ter one lap of racing. Sanchez DNF'd laps. Hector Garcia, Sr. was running five finishers. Mike McGee started in running in third position in car McMullin also set the Fast Lap pace after Lap 2. Blaise Jackson started in sixth place in car #1210 after four fourth spot in class off the line at the # 1043, about ten minutes behind in class on the short loop in just the day seventh in line at the green laps, and that was the end of his race green flag in car #1011 and was in Chicas in car #1077 and about 12 0:15:38at59.7 mph. Pat Chicas won flag in car #1022, and was running_ day; DNF. Meanwhile, Hector the lead by +0:02:46 at the end of minutes ahead of the fourth place second place in car# 1077 after com- in the number two slot by the end of G_arcia, Jr. had slipped from fourth Lap 1. McGee set the Fast Lap on the car #1070 of Jim Gorman. Patrick pleting nine laps in 4:14:05. That was the first lap. Justin Davis started at to seventh place in car #1206. big loop course in 0:37:28 at 52.8 Bell was bringing up the rear of the about five minutes ahead of the third the back of the class pack in car At the finish line after nine laps of mph on Lap 2. McGee DNF'd on pack in fifth spot in car #1088. After place winner - Scott Gailey in car #1250, and was running in third spot racing, Richard Garavito did it the Lap 3. Meanwhile, Steve McMullin four _laps on the big 33 mile loop #1043. Gailey's elapsed time was at the end of Lap 1. fastest in the ORAF car #1255 for had moved up to second position in course, the racers switched over on 4: 19:02. Jim Gorman won fourth After completing four laps on the the First Place win with an elapsed car # 1022 after one lap on the big to the 13 mile short loop course for place in car# 1070 with a total time big 33 mile loop course, Garavito was time of 4: 13:08; and a 0:04:33 mar-loop course, after starting in fifth po-another six laps of fun. Woo HOO* of 4:42:02. Patrick Bell got his nine still leading the pack in car #1255, gin-of-victory. Blaise Jackson won sition at the green flag. Likewise, Pat After switching over on to the _ laps of fun done in 6:28:52 in car by about five minutes. Justin Davis Second Place in class in car #1202 in Chicas had advanced from a seventh short loop course, McMullin had in-#1088 to win Fifth Place in class for had moved up from third to second 4: 17:41. Rob Smith got car #1205 spot start up to third position in car creased his lead to over six minutes in the day. in line in car# 1250, but he DNF' d to the finish line in 4:24:33 to win # 1077 at the end of Lap 1. Scott car #1022 after the end offive laps. CIASS 12: at the end of Lap 4. Blaise Jackson Third Place in class for the day. 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Stewart had some problems on Lap 5 in car #1216 but still managed a nice recovery to win Fourth Place in class in 6: 16:01. Hector Garcia, Jr. also had some serious down-time in car #1206 on Laps Yand 7 but still got it done in 6:47:58 to win Fifth Place for the day. Rod Smith went the fastest on the big loop course on Lap 3 at 49.1 mph in 0:40:21 in car #1205. Blaise Jackson went the fast-est on the small loop course on Lap 9 at XXX mph in 0: 16:01 in car #1202. CLASS 1/2-1600: Nine laps; 197 miles. Nineteen entries; 13 finishers. The 1/2-1600 class had the most entries for this race. Tom Craig set the Fast Lap pace at 52 mph in 0:38:04 in car #1622 on Lap 4 on the big loop course. Craig was also in the front of the class pack with a 27 minute lead after four laps of racing on the big loop course. Greg Pierson was running in second place in car # 1613, with a + 2 minute lead in front of Byron Ziegler run-ning in third place in car #1632. Don't let off the gas just yet Race Fans, because Joey Westhoff in car #1691 was only one second behind Ziegler and Lorenzo Rodriguez in car # 1671 was only 54 seconds behind Westhoff, and Mike Meehan in car #1699 was only 40 seconds behind Rodriguez, and Brian Logan in car # 1648 was a minute behind Meehan, and Ryan Plowman in car #1655 is only 0:01:42 behind Logan. Don't start counting any trophies yet either Race Fans, because this is a close race in Class 16 and it ain't over until the dust settles and you see the checkered flag. It was a nice win for Aaron Aspel in Class 5-1600, he took the win with a little over two minutes in hand at race end. Unfortunately, Joey Westhoff and his co-driver did a Lawn-Dart with car #1691 in a ravine on Lap 5 and endo'd several times with injuries. Both were air-evacuated out by medi-cal helicopter to Loma Linda Uni-versity Hospital. The boys were beat up and bruised pretty bad, but are home now and recovering. After nine laps of open desert rac-ing, Tom Craig got to the checkered flat first to win First Place in class in car #1622 in an elapsed time of 4:05:06. That was a 0:07:34 margin-of-victory. Byron Ziegler finished in Second Place in car # 1632 in 4: 12:40. That was a slimmer margin ahead of the third place winner-Ryan Plowman incar#l655. Plowman got his nine laps of fun done in 4: 13:57. Mike Meehan got car #1699 to the finish line about two minutes later to win Fourth Place in 4: 16:08. Lorenzo Rodriguez got to the finish line just 42 seconds later in car #1671 to win Fifth Place in class for the day, in 4: 16:50. Brian Logan was next to get to the finish line in car# 1648 to win Sixth Place in 4:20:54. Curt Geer followed in car #1629 in 4:26:20 for the Seventh Place victory. Geer also set the Fast Lap in class on the small loop course on Lap 9 at XYZ mph in 0:15:40. Lorenzo Rodriguez # 1671, who was the overall series leader in points going into the race, started eighth and was in a very competitive group of cars in the race. Rodriguez got off to a poor start with a flat tire in the first 20 miles. After a tire change and look-over that took a little over three minutes, he was back on the course and able to move up into second place by the third lap. However, once Steve McMullin, seen here flyin' low, was the big Class 10 winner, he had some 14 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. Rod Ledsinger had a really good race, he took the Class BB win with ease, he's seen here with the power really on. Dusty Times switching over to the small loop, the front leaf springs faded away and af-ter two laps they were completely gone and with no front wheel travel Rodriguez was still able to finish and place fifth. This enabled Rodriguez to still win the overall points title for the MORE 2008 Series. Brett Maurer# 1617 also was bitten by the flat tire bug, with flats on the first, third and fourth laps. Maurer handed the car over to Brian Jeffrey to finish the five small loops and # 1617 encountered a flat tire as well to finish eighth for the day. Jeffrey was doing double duty that day as he also raced with son in the Sportsman class. Overall 2008 was a very suc-cessful season as Lorenzo was the Class 1600 Points Champion and the Overall Points Champion. Brett Maurer was second place Overall in class and Mike Meehan was third place overall in class. CLASS 5: Nine laps; 197 miles. Three en-tries; one finisher. Mark McDivittwas first in line in class at the green flag in car #5187, and was in the lead by 53 seconds in front of Chris Bowman in car #506 at the end of the first lap on the big loop course. By the end of Lap 2, Chris Bowman in car #506 was in the lead by 0:05 :23 in front of Mark McDivitt in car #5187. Bow-man increased his lead by another +12 minutes by the end of Lap 3. McDivitt had some serious down time on Lap 4, recovered, and got in six laps of fun before his race day was done: DNF. Chris Bowman finished all of the required laps in 4:55:25 in car #506 to win First Place in Class 5. Bowman also recorded the Fast Lap on the big loop course at 44.7 mph in 0:44: 17 on Lap 4, as well as the Fast Lap on the small loop course at 40.8 mph on Lap 7, in 0: 19: 11. CLASS 1300: Nine laps; 197 miles. Thirteen entries; seven finishers. Class 13 started out doing six laps on the 13 mile short loop part of the Crazy 8 course before switching over to do two laps on the 33 mile big loop course. Diana Mooney got the hole-shot start in•class in car #1373 and was in tenth position after the first lap of racing. Wendell Mortensen started second in line in class at the green flag in car# 1303, and was lead-ing the rest of the class pack by over one minute after the first lap. Mortensen also set the Fast Lap pace on the short loop in 0: 16:46 on Lap 1. Clint Berry started at the back of the pack at the green flag in car #3020 and moved up to second spot at the end of Lap 1. Karl Scanlan also started at the back of the pack at the green flag in car #3019 and had moved up to third spot at the end of Lap l; only one second behind Berry. Debbie Rash started in the #9 slot at the green flag inc ar # 1321, and was February 2009 Kurt Young had a really good day, he took the Class 7A win with some 10 minutes in hand, he's seen here at speed. It was a good day for Justin Rash, he took the Class 9 gold medal with apparent ease, he had nine minutes in hand at the end. running in fourth position after one lap about 37 seconds behind Scanlan.Jim Kalp was running in fifth spot in car #1322 after the first lap, and Greg Crew was in sixth place in car #1502 about 25 seconds behind Kalp. There was M.O.R.E. exciting race action yet to come. After six laps and 78 miles of fun later, Clint Berry was out in front of the Class 1300 race pack by over six minutes in car #3020 after Wendell Mortensen DNF'd on Lap 5 in car #1303. Sean Clifton also DNF'd on Lap 7 in car #1315. Debbie Rash was now running in second place in car #1321 with a 14+ minute lead in front of Jim Kalp in car #1322. Aaron Pearce was running in fourth spot in car #1388, about 11 minutes behind Kalp. Greg Crew is running in fifth place, about four minutes behind Pearce. It was a different race story one the class switched over to do two laps on the 33 mile big loop course. Frankly, Debbie Rash just plain smoked the rest of the competition on Lap 8 - with a Fast Lap time of 0:38:09 at 51.8 mph in car #1321. Fastwomen in Fast cars! Dang. Rash got all the required laps done in 3: 14:46 to win First Place in class, by a 0:01:49 margin-of-victory. Clint Berry in car #3020 had a +6 minute lead on Rash after six laps of racing, and finished in Second Place with an elapsed time of 3: 16:35. Berry won by a 23 minute margin-of-victory in front ofJim Kalp in car #1322. Kalp completed all the laps in 3:39:52 to win Third Place in class for the day, by a 21 minute margin-of-victory. Aaron Pearce finished in fourth Place in class in car #1388 in 4:05:56. Greg Continued next page t:rallsman Jacks & lfa11n1 llils • Secure mountmg platform for racecar; pre•ronner or chase vehicle • Self.latching quick-release system l'Ocks the jack to the chassis • Spring loaded quick-release mount secures the jack handle • Flat base l11crease Jack's footprint and pre'lents the Jack tram sinking In the sand or silt Spring loaded q11/ck-,e/11ase mount a 1'on Jack aSB.119 a f'on Jack Kit 390.119 3 1'an Jack 408.30 3 1'on Jack Kit GB.OD Page 35

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Blaise Jackson finished just four minutes out of the class win, Byron Ziegler was the second Class 1600 car to cross the finish seen here just at landing, heading towards the checkers. line, he was seven minutes in arrears at the finish.· Crew finished in Fifth Place in car Pit. You could feel the earth move - After six laps [78 miles] of racing # 1502. Crew and his crew have been under your feet; lots of raw horse-on the 13 mile short loop course, racing for many moons. Tut Cote power competing for the same patch Steve Patton in car #551 was in the finished all the required laps in of dirt. They lined up side-by-side at lead by 55 seconds in front of Aaron 4:30:58 in car #1325 to win Sixth the Start-the Fast classes on one side Aspel in car #573. Angel Viaja was Place in class. Diana Mooney had a and the not-as-fast classes on the running in third position in car #585, few 'bad lap moments' in car #1373 other: GO!! The not-as-fast classes about 14 minutes behind Aspel. and still managed a finish in 7:29:53 raced for six laps on the 13 mile small Marylou Garavito had slipped back to win Seventh Place in class for the loop course [78 miles] and then to fourth place in car #555 and was day. With that finish, I believe switched over to do two laps on the 4+ minutes behind Viaja in #585. Mooney also won the prestigious and 33 mile big loop course [66 miles]; Tom Volk was now running in fifth It was a second place finish in class for Clint Barry, he was less than two minutes behind the leader at the finish. coveted "Dusty Times" prize-a Free 144 miles offun in the dirt. spot in car #553, only 0:01:39 be-1 year subscription. (I hope you've CLASS 5/16: hind Garavito. Mayata had slipped got some Dusty Times stickers on it, Eight laps; 144 miles. Seven en- back to sixth place n car #570 but eh*). · tries; seven finishers. Steve Patton was was only 2+ minutes behind Volk. CLASS 1400: first in line in class for the green flag Marylou Garavito set the Fast Lap Nine laps; 197 miles. Five entries; in car #5.51. At the end of the first pace at 43.3 mph in car #555 on one finisher. Rob Ledsinger was the lap on the 13 mile short loop course, Lap 4 of the small lo'op course, in sole finisher in Class 1400 in tru.c:k Aaron Aspel in car #57 3 was in the 0: 18:01. With all the entries still in #1427. Ledsinger completed all nine lead by 10 seconds ahead ofMarylou the race and two laps yet to go on the of the required laps in 4:23:53 for Garavito in car #555. Patton was 15 33 mile big loop course, it's still the First Place win. Ledsinger also seconds behind Garavito. Aspel anybody's race. clocked the Fast Lap on the big loop started in the #5 slot in class and After 144 miles and eight laps of at 46.2 mph on both Laps 2 and 4. Garavito started third off the line in racing, Aaron Aspel got to the finish The Crazy 8 course format of the class. Aikiko May.ata (female) was line the fastest in 3:28:46 in car #573 Toys-4-Tots Holiday 200 allowed for running in fourth place after the first to win First Place in class. That was a a shared race track for about 2+ lap in car #570, about 3+ minutes 0:01:37 margin-of-victory ahead of miles, through the middle of Main behind Patton. the Second Place winner - Steve Patton in car #551. Patton got it done in 3:30:23. Aaron Aspel set the Fast Lap pace at 44 mph in car #57 3 on Lap 8 of the big loop course, in 0:44:52. Marylou Garavito was next to see the checkered flag in car #555 to win Third Place in 3:49:01. Angel Viaja got all eight laps done in 4:01 :51 to win Fourth Place in class in car #585. Aikiko Mayata won Fifth Place in class for the day in car #570 with an elapsed time of 4: 10:46; not bad for still recovering from knee surgery. Larry Amtuma took 4:34:02 to win Sixth Place in car #561. Tom Volk had some major down-time on both laps on the big loop course but still managed a Seventh Place finish in 5:02:32 in car #553. CLASS 1450: Eight laps; 144 miles. Six entries; three finishers. Jason Harmon was first in line in class to get the green flag in truck #1497 but was running in fourth spot after the first lap on the small loop course. Tim Scott started in the #4 spot in truck #1451 (my old#) and was leading the class 1 7X8 TT BEAOLtlCK • l 7XB SIMULATED B,L. Page 36 l 7XS VW aEAOl..OCK t SX t 2 VW SEAOLOCK'. February 2009 NON SEADt...CC!< SE:AOLOCK NON SEAQL.OCK ~01..0C.~ by almost three minutes after the first lap. Shawn Walters was running in second spot in truck# 1469 after the first lap, after starting in the #5 slot, and had a 50 second lead on the third place contender -Todd Ormiston in truck #1473. Ormiston didn't make it to Lap 2 and DNF'd for the day. Jason Harmon was run-ning in fourth spot about two min-utes behind Walters. After six laps and 78 miles of rac-ing on the short loop course, Tim Scott was now waaay out in front in truck #1451 with a commanding 21 minute lead ahead ofJason Harmon in truck #1497. Scott also set the Fast Lap pace on Lap 5 at 38 mph in 0:20:32. Harmon had an even big-ger 27 minute lead on the third place truck #1474 of Chad Normile, and Normile was now about 15 minutes ahead of Shawn Walters in truck #1469. Rhonda Parkhouse started in the second slot in class in truck # 1496 atthe green flag, but had seri-ous down-time on both Laps 2 and 6 and DNF' d for the-day after that. Dusty Times

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A decent second place finish for Jeremy Altman in the Class 11 contest, he's seen here in the outback heading for the checkers. Rick Romans is really flying here, he was the bronze medal finisher in the Class 1 fracas, he was 10 minutes behind the leader a the flag. John Hunsaker's last two laps were lengthy, and expensive, John finished third in Class 9, seen here headin' for home. Some major racing and position changes were going on, and there was still two laps and 66 more miles ·rn go. When all eight laps were done for the day, Tim Scott took the #l spot at the podium and the First Place win in truck #1451 with a 0:43:10 margin-of-victory; in 4:06:48. Scott also set the Fast Lap on Lap 7 on the big loop course at 36.3 mph in 0:54:40. Jason Harmon won Second Place in class in truck# 1497 with an elapsed time of 4:49:58. After being behind by 45 minutes after six laps of racing, Shawn Walters did some hard driving and put some gas pedal to truck# 1469 to win Third Place in class in 5:53:48, about four minutes behind Harmon,. Of course, Walters got a little help from Chad Normile when #1474 DNF'd on Lap 7. Tom Craig beat out 18 other contenders in the 1600 tussle, he took the win with about seven minutes in hand. Debbie Rash was the big winner in the Class but, it was close, she only had two minutes in hand at the checkers. CLASS 1700: Eight laps; 144 miles. One entry; one finisher. Tim Jeffries?? Was the sole entry and sole finisher in Class 1700 in truck #1775. This was a race where the only competitor was the dirt, and Jeffries won. Jeffries com-pleted all the required laps in 5:08:36 to win First Place in class. # 177 5 also set the Fast Lap on Lap 3 on the small loop course at 38.9 mph in 0:26:52, as well as the Fast Lap on Lap 8 on the big loop course at 29.8 mph in 1:06:34. CLASS 7: Eight laps; 144 miles. Six entries; five finishers.Jim Bolinas was the first racer in line in class for the green flag start in truck #737. After the first lap on the short loop course, Bolinas was running in fifth spot. Steve Rose started fifth in line in truck #7129, and was in the lead by over two min-utes in front of Kurt Young in truck #747 after the first lap. Kurt Young started second in line at the green flag and was running in second place af-ter one lap, about five seconds ahead of Javier Avila in truck #721. Avila had a 36 second lead over the fourth place runner - Zack Quiroz in truck Gavin Drake was the winner in the always fun Class 1100 race, he's seen here on his way to the checkered flag. Richard Boyle, seen here in level flight, was the second place finisher in the Class 1 battle, he was two minutes in arrears at the finish. Dusty Times #725. Quiroz was running one minute and 33 seconds in front of Jim Bolinas in truck #737. Perry Fleming was bringing up the rear of the class pack in truck #738 and was only 28 seconds behind Bolinas. After six laps and 78 miles of rac-ing on the short loop course, Steve Rose was out in front leading the rest of the class by over five minutes in truck #7129. Kurt Young was still running in second place in truck #747 and had a three minute advantage over the third spot truck of Zack Quiroz in #737. Javier Avila was in fourth position in truck #721 after six laps and was four minutes behind Quiroz. Jim Bolinas was running a rather distant pace behind Avila, and Perry Fleming DNF'd in truck #738 after six laps. Steve Rose set the Fast Lap on Lap 7 on the big loop course at 38 mph and was in the lead in truck #7129 up until Lap 8, when things went bad -very bad; two and a half hours worth of bad. That opened the door for Kurt Young in truck #747, who went on to win Fitst Place in class in 4: 14:08 with a 12 minute margin-of-victory. Zack Quiroz finished all the required laps in 4:25:59 to win Sec-ond Place in class in truck #725. Jim Bolinas motored truck #737 to the Third Place win in 4:49:40. Steve Rose got truck #7129 fixed and to the finish line in 5:38:48, for the Fourth Place win and victory. Perry Fleming had problems on Lap 6 in truck #738, but still managed to. bring it home for the Fifth Place fin-Continued next page -.--. www.NNrpreclslon. /JJ11mY!llilJ11I© ~ fi(J1fJ S G:fJ:m} & *BLACK* ORI red&blue -6 st$5.99 -8 st$6.99 -10 st $9.49 -12 st $10.99 ~mir1fl!Wcm1£I3 20ft. Lenghts -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 -1020ft. $128.20 -12 20ft. $185.20 High Misalignment Adapters JMXT series Chromoly JMXBT $20.05 JMX10T $26.16 JMX12T $33.25 JMX14T$60.78 JMX16T $76.10 . red & blue -645$12.99 -845 $13.99 -10 45 $16.99 -----12 45 $21.84 red & bfue -6 90 $12.99 -8 90$14.99 -1090$15.99 -12 90 $21.84 Complete Line of New Hampshire Boll Bearings, Inc. Weld-in Bungs I PR&CISION RACING PROD · Ph 562-427-2375 • • < -~ :l -2865 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 February 2009 Page 37

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Ryan Plowman was the bronze medal winner in the Class 1600 A third place finish in Class went to Jim Kalp, his last two laps Scott Goodwin was the third Bug to cross the finish line, a long sixth lap didn't help, seen here at speed. contest, he's seen here at speed on his way to the checkers. were quite slow, he's seen here with the power on. Mike Meehan finished first off the podium in the Class 1/2-1600 His first three laps were well off the pace but then Lorenzo Brian Logan gets our vote for the best looking. car in the race, battle, he's seen here really haulin' freight. Rodriguez get it going and finished fifth in 1/2-1600. Brian finished in sixth place in the 1/2-1600 battle. ish in class in 5:49:37. That is some and was leading the Class 9 pack by on the short loop portion of the after the first lap to fourth place ning in second spot in car# 1167, and serious dirt fun, Race Fans. 23 seconds in front of Frank Wagner Crazy 8 course. By this time, Steve after six laps, but was only one and Jeremy Altman in bug #1135 was CLASS 9: in car #976 after the first lap. Wagner Lang #988, Cody Reid #968 and . a half minutes behind Rash. Adonis running almost four minutes behind Eight laps; 144 miles. Sixteen en- started in the 11th slot at the green Chris Dunne #914 were already out Barela had moved car #909 up from Goodwin in #1167, but over eight tries; seven finishers. Carnage asada flag. Steve Lang started #3 in line at of the competition, and Adonis the #8 spot after the first lap, and minutes ahead of Bill Swisher in bug in between. The desert claimed a few the green flag in car #988 and was Barela #909 and Mike Cote #925 was now running in fifth; but wa'S #1149. Chip Rodriguez in bug #1191 more 'victories' in Class 9, but it was running in third place after the first would join the DNF ranks after their more than eight minutes behind was running over 13 minutes behind still fun while it lasted. There is al-lap, about 14 seconds behind Wagner Lap 6 of fun was done. After six Wagner in car #976. Barela #909 Swisher, and Kash Bell in bug# 1103 ways back-and-forth action in Class in car #976. Justin Rash in car #973 roundy-rounds, Dave Bowles was in was done for the day after that; was another ten minutes behind 9, so winning is about good prep and is running in fourth place, only 45 the lead by six minutes in car #911; DNF. Lorenzo Duarte #939, Brian Rodriguez. There's still one more 33 driving skills. Jamie Riker was first in seconds behind Lang; after starting up from sixth place after Lap 1. Bud Caudill #923, and Bud Ward #907 mile lap to do, on the big loop course. class out of the starting gate at the #15 in line. And Cody Reid in car Ward in car #907 had slipped from all DNF'd after racing for seven laps Ed Mahoney DNF' d in bug greenflagincar#930.Rikerwas·tied #968 was running just 42 seconds the lead spot after the first lap to offun. #l189afterfivelapsofracing.Gavin for 10th spot with Kyle Murray in behind Rash. Close quarters in Class second place after six laps, but had The magnificent seven still left in Drake won First Place in class in bug car #998 after the first lap. Mean- 9. a four minute lead on Justin Rash class in the race switched over onto #1191 with an overall elapsed time while, Bud Ward in car #907 had Around and around they went in car #973. Frank Wagner in car the 33 mile big loop part of the of 3:49:29 and a four minute mar-started in the #8 slot at the green flag for six laps and 78 miles of racing #976 had slipped from second spot Crazy 8 course at this point-for 66 gin-of-victory. Jeremy Altman com-, The Most Sought After Fuel in Off-Road Racing Today! 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Unfortunately for Dave classinbug#l167.Thatwasover23 Bolles, he didn't keep track of the minutes ahead of the Fourth Place laps in car #911 and ran an extra finisher -Chip Rodriguez in bug lap on the short loop course. It #1191. Rodriguez finished in didn't really matter in the total time 4:23:04. Bill Swisher finished in Fifth of things because Bolles still finished Place in bug #1149, only a little over Fourth Place in class, even on ad- two minutes behind Rodriguez; in justed time. #911 just got in one 4:25: 13. Kash Bell completed the re-M.O.R.E. lap of fun. quired laps in 4:44:37 in bug #1103 After Bud Ward DNF' d on Lap to win Sixth Place. Anne Naso got it 7, Justin Rash took the lead in car donein5:05:43towinSeventhPlace . #973 to win First Place in class with in bug#ll69. Timmy Sletten finished an elapsed time of3:38:59. That was the race in 5:32:51 in bug #1101 for a 0:08:52 margin-of-victory. Frank the Eighth Place win. Wagner won Second Place in car CLASS 3: #976 in 3:47:51 by a 25+ minute Six laps; 98 miles. One entry; one margin-of-victory ahead of John finisher. Kurt Larmee was the sole Hunsaker-the Third Place winner in racer in class in truck #302. Larmee car #935. Dave Bolles finished in completed all the required laps in Fourth Place in car #911 with an (ad-3:49: 10 to win First Place in class. justed) elapsed time of 4:03:23. Eric Well Race Fans - that's another Ruble had some slow laps towards wrap on this story from your Ace the end in car #927, but still finished Reporter here at Dusty Times. I'm in 5:33: 16 to win Fifth Place in class beat. My neck is kind'ajacked. ltwas for the day. Jamie Riker had a 'bad a dust bowl and I'm full of di Rt; ev-lap day' on Lap 6 ln car #930, and erywhere. Side-by-side race action still got it fixed to finish in Sixth Place from the start; back-and-forth and in class in 5:59:27. Kyle Murray had to-and-fro and around they went. It a dose of 'bad lap day' on Lap 2 and was great fun to watch! 117 entries, still got 'er done in 7:27:20 to win TIZ finishers. It was fun for all I Seventh Place in class for the day. hope, and all for a great cause -Toys-CLASS 1100: 4-Tots at Christmas time. The 2009 Six laps; 98 miles. Nine entries; Dusty Times Race Calendar is out, eight finishers. At the end of five laps so mark those race dates for lots of on the 13 mile short loop course, Ed fun and dirt action in your future. Mahoney in bug # 1189 was out in And, of course - read all about it in front of Drake in bug# 1199 by just Dusty Times magazine. I'll be there over four minutes. Mahoney DNF' d to bring it to you, first hand and from after that. Scott Goodwin was run- the front row. !!!&~& Dusty Times

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LAKE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE RALLY Block Dominates In_ u1111e• Michigan BY JERRY WINKER Ken Block and Al/essandro Gelsomino took the gold medal in Open Class, seen here slidin' hard in their Subaru lmpreza WRX STi. Ken Block not only won the Lake Superior Rally this year, he dominated it by leading at the end of every stage! After having bad luck hit him while running up front at both Ojibwe Forest Rally in August and Colorado Rally in September, he put it all together for a solid win for the season finale in late October. The Lake Superior Performance Rally is one of the biggest and most popular in the U.S. as it has some of the nicest roads in the Keeweenaw Peninsula and Houghton, Ontanogan, and Baraga Counties of upper Michi-gan. The nicest part was that on Friday some legendary stages that hadn't been run in years re-turned. One stage alone hadn't been run since the early 90's. For-tunately, the weather cooperated and other than a passing rain shower on Stages 2 and 3 it was a picture perfect weekend. With Block's teammate Travis Pastrana locking up the champi-onship at Colorado Rally a month earlier, the runner up spot was still up for grabs. Kyle Sarasin had 66 points, Ken · Block-64, and Andrew Comrie-Picard-62. The 19 year old sensa-tion Sarasin took the runner up spots at both Ojibwe and Colo-rado. His aging Subaru 2.5RS had to replace the WRX that had its frame tweaked at the X games. LSPR is Kyle's home event as he is from nearby Marquette and this event would be the third anniver-sary of his first rally. Ken Block won two years ago at this event and after having bad luck at both Ojibwe and Colorado was look-ing for' a repeat win here. Andrew Comrie-Picard had a strong start to the season, but hadn't com-peted since his spectacular endo of his Mitsubishi Evo 9 on na-tional television at the X games. ACP, as he's commonly known, has never had a solid run at LSPR. Could this be his year and could he come from behind to nab the runner up spot to Pastrana for the championship? A few notables were missing from the entrant list. The Rockstar Subaru WRX's of Tan-ner Foust and Andy Pinker were absent. Foust had other commit-ments with his drifting career and Pinker decided not to try to re-pair his car, after a mild roll at Colorado, as he was well out of the points battle. Matthew Johnson who came on strong at the start" of the season with his fast WRX opted to take a break as well to get hi's finances ready for 2009. He was, however, present as a spectator at the event. Antoine L'Estage, who had a grear start at the start of the season in his Hyundai Tiburon, had a conflict as he was compet-ing at the Rocky Mountain Rally, which by the way he won handily. Dennis Martin, who has had sev-eral good runs in his Evo 4 in the past, couldn't get his finances in order in time for the event, but was a spectator. But as luck would have it with these notables not being present all eyes were on Polish PWRC driver Andi Mancin who decided to try an event here in the U.S. Not only did he bring a giant-sized tow rig and crew for his Mitsubishi Evo 9RS, he brought a TON of Polish media over with him and a bunch of rabid fans who flew over just to see him complete outside of his home-land! Fellow countryman Piotr Wiktorczyk, who actually started his rally career in the U.S., was also back in his independently run Subaru WRX and his at-tack-style has placed him near the top of the standings in both Minnesota and Michigan regu-larly. Bob Olson, who sat out a good portion of the season for medical reasons, was back in ac-tion after a strong running at Day 2 of Ojibwe. He could pose a threat in his aging Subaru 2.5RS if any of the regulars fal-tered. Henry Krolikowski, a regu-lar at this event for over 25 years, was also back in his age-less first-generation Subaru WRX. Dmitri Kishkarev was also entered in his Mitsubishi Evo 4 and on some occasions has put in a good run at the finish, how-Quite a hard landing but, no matter, Doug Shepard and Karen Wagner took first place honors in Group 5 in their Dodge SRT-4. ever, this was his first time at LSPR. Production GT, or the stock Subaru WRX class as it has be-come, wasn't well subscribed on this weekend with only Pat Moro, Heath Nunnemacher, Jaroslaw Sozanski, and Bryan Pepp en-tered. The nice thing is all except Pepp have led at an event at least once this season. Moro had wins at Sno*Drift, Oregon, and STPR and runner-up spots at Olympus and New England and was the favorite to win here as well. Nunnemacher was getting faster and had a win at Ojibwe this year after Sozanski rolled out of the lead at that event. Pepp had a run-ner-up spot at Sno*Drift and sat out the rest of the .season this year, however, he has had numer-ous ·PGT wins in the past. As well, this was his home event and he usually does well. In the two wheel drive classes there·was a lot of activity as this was also the final round of the Max Attack Triple Crown. In Group 5, Doug Shepherd was entered in his Dodge SRT-4 as was Eric Burmeister in his Mazda Mazdaspeed 3. Mark Utecht was entered in the Max Attack battle, however, he was not competing at the national level in his fast Ford Mustang. Zack Babcock was the other Group 5 entrant to watch as he had last year's cham-pion Cary Kendall crewing for him on his Dodge SRT-4. Group 2 was primarily the VW Golf and GTI class. Nine cars of the full 39 car field were Golfs or GTI's. Only one Group 2 driver, Michel ·Hoche-Mong, was entered at the national level. No cars were en-tered nationally in the Produc-tion class. . Stage 1 was the Green Acres stage, which had a massive turn out of spectators. Block nabbed a narrow 1.3 second lead over Pastrana, with Sarasin, Mancin, and Wiktorczyk all within 9.3 seconds of the leader. Stage 2 was the infamously fast Beacon Hill e which hadn't been run since 1999. Block maintained a small lead over Sarasin, Pastrana, and Mancin with Nunnemacher put-ting in a blistering run to move into fifth. Sadly, on the second stage Wiktorczyk tagged a tree with the left-rear corner of the car and stopped for nearly a half hour on stage to make repairs be-fore withdrawing at the stage's end. Andrew Comrie-Picard struggled through the stage with engine problems and was well off his usual pace. On Stage 3 the top four remained the same, however, out of the blue Bob Olson put in a blistering fifth fastest time on the ten mile stage to move into fifth overall before the first service and re-seed. At the service, Block led Sarasin by 3.8 seconds with Mancin another 33 seconds back. Pastrana would have been third, however he had received 30 pen-alty points on the stage, which placed him less than a second be-hind Mancin for fourth. Olson was back a minute and 46 seconds off of Block's pace in fifth. Nunnemacher was putting in a fantastic run in the GT class and led both Moro and Sozanski by less than 11 seconds. Doug Shep-herd was the fastest two wheel drive car and split the two latter drivers. Tenth overall was Henry Krolikowski in his Subaru. Krolikowski's luck turned south on the next stage when he blew a tire mid-stage and had to stop to change it rather than risk damage. This unfortunate event moved him back to 15th. On that same stage, ACP was doing his best to drive his Evo with a holed piston, however with the definite lack of power to pull him out of a corner as usual he miscalculated and tagged a bank and rolled his car out of the event. Sarasin had a frightening moment at the fin-ish of Stage 5 when his engine quit and wouldn't refire while in transit. Luckily, Pastrana decided to be a good sport and brought him back into service on a tow Continud next ,11e A nice victory in Group 2 for Michel Hoche-Mong and Jimmy Flying beautifully, Kyle Sarasin and Mikael Johansson took silver A second place finish in PGT went to Heath Nunnemacher and Brandt, they're seen here in their 1985 VW GTi. medal honors in Open Class in their 1999 Subaru ltnpreza. Travis Hanson, seen here in their 2002 Subaru WRX. Dusty Times February 2009 Page 39

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Throwing a nice cloud of dust, Eric Burmeister and Dave Shindle A bit off the pace all rally long, Travis Pastrana and John Buffum took 2nd pace in Group 5, they're seen here in their MAZDASPEED3. finished third in Open in their Subaru lmpreza WRX STi. Andi Mancin and Maciej Wislawski were first off the podium in Open Class in their 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutio. rope to fix the problem. and Nunnemacher co eighth. Eric and closing. The gap fell co l: 10 Block, Sarasin, Pastrana, and Burmeister sat in ninth in his after the next stage, then 1:05, Mancin continued to pull away Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 and Bryan and eventually 1:03 at the end. A from the rest of the field, how-Pepp moved into tench in his great effort nonetheless! ever, by the end of Stages 6 and 7 WRX after Dmitri Kishkarev Block had his win and second Pastrana turned up the wick to holed the block of the engine in place in the championship with beat Sarasin and take second on his Evo and Jaroslaw Sozanski Sarasin caking second in the race those two stages. At the final ser-retired his WRX with engine is-and third in the final year stand-vice of the evening, Block led sues. ings. Pastrana posted fastest times Saras in by 1 :09, Pastrana by On Day 2, the first stage of the on two of the final three stages, 1:57, and Mancin by 3:47. rally, Gratiot Lake, was shortened but still was 2:31 behind Block at Two more night stages were by nearly three miles as logging the finish. Polish fans and media left to go: Herman, a classic cough had taken place over the summer cheered Andi Mancin for a solid stage, and Menge Creek, a fast and the roads were badly chewed fourth place in his first U.S. event downhill stage with a number of up at the north end of the stage. although 5:30 behind Block at tight switchbacks in the middle. Kyle Sarasin was on a tear to gain the end. Doug Shepherd was sixth The temperature had dropped to back some lost ground and won overall and the first two wheel 26 degrees Fahrenheit by the 1:00 the stage by 1.1 seconds over drive car co win che·Max Attack a.m. start of Menge Creek. On Block. The next stage, Delaware race within a race. Pat Moro was Herman, Block and Sarasin were Mine, he won by 1..5 seconds. sixth overall with Heath dead even for times with Pastrana Block retaliated on the next stage Nunnemacher behind him for the a mere 1.1 seconds slower on the winning by 2.3 seconds over top two positions in the GT cat-7: 16 mile stage. 12.4 seconds Sarasin. Stages 13 anti 14 were egory. Bob Olson cook home separated the times between the infamous paved Brockway eighth, Eric Burmeister ninth, Block and Pastrana on the 7.03 Mountain stage. Block won the and Bryan Pepp tenth. All of the mile Menge Creek stage. 3.14 mile stage by 1.8 seconds the cars that were in the top ten on At the end of Day 1, Block led first round, however, Saras in Day 1 finished in the top ten on Saras in by 1: 18, Pastrana by won the stage during the second Day 2, a rare occurrence indeed! 2: 11, and Mancin by 4:37. Doug go round by 3.2 seconds over As far as the other class cham-Shepherd, a veteran to chis rally Mancin this time. The times for pionships were concerned, Pat who knows these roads very well, the first four positions on the sec-Moro won the GT category in its sac in fifth overall in his two wheel ond running of Brockway were last year of existence. Because of driver SRT-4. Pat Moro moved separated by a mere 4.3 seconds! climbing costs to keep the cars into sixth and the GT class lead, Three stages remained, and stock, it was decided to revise the Olson dropped back to seventh, Saras in was 1: 16 behind Block class and call it SP or Super Pro-Vacation rentals available in the exclusive Indian Wells country Club in the sunny Palm Springs area of southern California. Two or three bedrooms, furnished for your complete relaxation, and, if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on either of two beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phones calls (USA) included. starting at 54,500 in season (January thru Aprill or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 34S-6124 Page 40 February 2009 ===-; Patrick Moro and Mike Rossey grab a bit of air on their way to the gold medal in PGT, seen here in their 2002 Subaru WRX. duction for 2009. This will al-low for some leniency as far as using after-market parts and al-ready there is interest from sev-eral drivers who were running in Open class on limited budgets. The Group 5 champion was John Conley in his Dodge SRT-4 and Michel Hoche-Mong was the Group 2 champion based on just starting LSPR in his VW GTI. Jan Zedril had acquired enough points in his Mitsubishi Lancer ES prior to LSPR to win the class based on the fact that no Pro-duction cars entered the final event of the season. Dave Mirra won Rookie of the Year honors after a stellar first half of the sea-son. Susquehannock Trail Perfor-mance Rally won Rally of the Year an amazing eighth time! 2009 ... who wi II be back? Travis Pastrana and Ken Block are already confirmed as the two Subaru Team USA drivers for another year. No word on Tan-ner Foust as he has his television commitments on the Speed Chan-nel as well as his professional drifting career. Andy Pinker has his 2007 Rockstar-sponsored Subaru WRX for sale and is try-ing to put together a program in a newer car. Andi Mancin had a blast at LSPR and plans on re-turning with a two car Mitsubishi Evo team for several events. An-drew Comrie-Picard has also mentioned that he is planning on doing a full season as he has picked up NOS as a sponsor. Kyle Sarasin will be back with a CPD Racing car, however it isn't known yet which car he will be driving in. Antoine L'Estage, who won Sno*Drift this year, should be back for a few events on the eastern half of the U.S. coming down from canada. It's rumored chat Patrick Richard, who has been concentrating on winning' this year's Canadian CARS rally championship, plans on doing a few events back in the U.S. again. There is no word currently on whether former X-games stars Dave Mirra or Kenny Bartram will be returning. Piotr Wiktorczyk, Matthew Johnson, Pat Moro, Heath Nunnemacher, and Mark Cox among others are currently building cars for the new Super Production class. X Games is on the schedule tentatively, but no official word yet. Because of the popularity rally has gotten be-cause of the new exposure a num-ber of European drivers have been consulting about "coming across the pond". Could we see some sort of a resurgence in Brit-ish and Scandinavian rally driv-ers like we saw eight years ago? 2009 looks like it could be a good one! (Nel, Dusty Times

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r •• ~ LDGISTICS 100 Sanchez/Ornelas ·Trio Take 1■aa PHOTOS: FOTO-BNA-MEX Jorge Sanchez and the two Ornelas boys took the Class 1/2-1600 win, as well as being first overall, seen here at Speed. The weather on the Northern Baja is always in some sort of fre-netic state. Either hot or rainy or cold at night in winter or never seems to change. The first week-end weather in October this year had no bearing on the conduct-ing or the outcome of the Logis-tics 300. The temperatures were moderate, a small breeze helped to move some of the dust and if you ask the weatherman a good time was had by all (that is, if you can find a weatherman). Ninety-seven entrants made the way to the lake beds of the La-guna and the green flag and 56 of those made it to the black and white and the finish line. Not bad for a CODE inspired race course. In the Pro Ranks, Class 1 has really increased in number of en-tries over the year. ·we had seven starters of which four made the entire, close to 300-mile trip. Carlos and Daniel Ibarra headed the class one field, with laps of 1:16:48, 1:24:39 and 1:15:40 for the winning time of 3:57:07 and the check and the gold. A four man team made up of Mario Acosta, Joel Leal, Victor Gasca :-r---------- ----------, The Sanchez/Munoz/Beltran/Duenas Class 10 car took a nice wirr, they're seen here at speed before a bunch of spectators. The Martinez clan, Hector, Hector Jr. and Gabriel had a good race, they won Class 12 and finished fourth overall. • Dusty Times and Melchor Acosta ran laps of 1:15:53, 1:44:20 and 1:18:46 for a 4: 18:59 and the silver. An-other four man team made up of Rob Kittleson, Chelsea Magnes, Jessica McMillin and Mark Correa went 2:59:03, 2:01:06 and finally got it together for a 1:22:43 for a 6:22:52 and the bronze. The fourth place finish-ers was a three man team made up of Gary Magnes, Devin House and Matt Robinson, whose first lap took almost three hours; February 2009 Carlos and Daniel Ibarra took the gold medal in the Class 1 contest, they ended up in third overall in the race. 2:59:48 to be exact. A second lap of 2:03: 17 and then they too found the way, during the third lap, with a time of 1:20:33 and a finishing time of 6:23:38. Three other teams were non-finishers for one reason or the other. Four starters in Class 10 and two of them finished the entire three laps. A four man team made up of Rick Sanchez, O scar Munoz, Eddy Beltran and Ray Duenas ran laps of 1:51:54; 1:12:46 and 1:30:37 for a win-ning time of 4:35: 17. Javier Rob-les, Jr. soloed had a very quick first lap of 1:13:33, ran into problems during Lap 2 and ran a 4:05:55 but came back on the last lap with a 1:26:35 for a sec-ond place finishing time of 6:46:03. Roger Merino and Mar-tin Casillas managed only one lap, a 1:31:56 and were awarded the bronze. Ivan Rubie's team were non-starters. Fifty percent of the Class 12 was able to finish. Six started, well, five started and three of them had times. A trio of Martinez Hector, Hector Junior and Gabriel went 1:29:27, ESS LANE SUITE 4 VISTA, CA 91910 1:17:06 and 1:18:42 for the top spot and a finishing time of 4:05: 15. Just 30 seconds back . with their corrected time was a three man team made up ofJesus de la Torre, Jorge Sanchez and David Melero for second. Their three lap times were 1: 19:42< l: 19:45 and a 1:26:48 for a to-tal of 4:05:45. Close is as close does. Third place finishers were the Barragan Boys, Luis Senior and Junior and Alfredo, with times of 1:30:52, 1:35:34 and 1:24:55, for a total of 4:31 :21. Four 800 trucks at the green and two of them had black and white finishes. The 800 truck teamed by Juan Carlos Lopez, Carlos Abdali Lopez, and Mar-tin Ordorica ran three lap times of 1:07:19, 1:12:40 and 1:59:29 for a 4: 19:26 and the win. Beny Canela teamed with Denis Milner, Rudy Aleman and Charlie Lopez; had problems during Lap l and a time of 3:45:29, fixed whatever, and ran a 1:48:27 on the second and finished the third with a 1:35:24 for 7:09:20 and the sil-ver. Two other teams only made Continued next page (619) 691-9171 (866)891-9171 TOLL FREE (619) 691-0803 FAX Page 41

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Juan and Carlos Lopez with Martin Ordorica took the Class 8 win with ease, they're seen here in their good looking Ford. it to Check 1. Class 5 had two starters and the current points leader, Pietro Brassea teamed with Ivan and D anya Pacheco and Blanca Brassea and ran three very con-sistent times of 1 :30: 10, 1 :36:36 and 1:34:33 for a finishing time of 4:41: 19 and the win. The 1/2-1600 group started nine and five of them saw the black and white, led by the team of Jorge Sanchez and Hector R. and Hector E. Ornelas, with times ·--·-·.-The Brassea's and Pacheco's were the big winners in the Class 5 competition, seen here at speed heading for the checkers. broken down as follows: 1: 18:57, 1: 16:40 and 1: 16:56 and a total time of 3:52:33 and the gold. Roberto Rono, Cody Robinson and Quentin Tucker teamed for the silver with times of 1: 18:57, 1: 16:53 and a 1: 16:54 and a cor-rected time of 3:52:44. Can you count to 11 seconds without us-ing both hands? The bronze meanwhile went to Rhauel Ramirez and Leo Navarrete with a 1:25:56, a 1: 19:01 and a 1:20:46 for a time of 4:05:43. Class 7 also started nine and here again we had five finishers. Jose E. Chanchola, Oscar Hichida and Feliciano Alderete teamed up for the win with times of 1:20:47, 1:19:10 and 1:31:01 for a total finishing time of 4: 10:56. The second place team was made up of Jamie Medina, Eduardo Castillo, Susana Lutz and Julian Ramirez. There the combination of 1:40: 49, 1:46:56 and 1:50:22 for a 5: 18:07 took the silver. Cesar Bellozo, Juan Leon, Walter Pad illa and Alberto Corral com-posed the third place team with times of 1: 25: 16, a problem fifled second of 2:44:48 and a follow up of 1:28:36 for a 5:38:40 brought them the bronze. Class 5-1600 had five starters and two finished with times. First across the line in this class was the team of Roberto Rabago, Edmundo Fernandez and Mario Reynoso with times of 1 :30:48, 1:33:59 and 1:3 2:0 2 for a 4:36:49 and the gold. The other The Romo/Robinson/Tucker car finished in second place in ½- The Silva/Kai/ant/Agundez entry was the Safari Class winner, The Ramirez/Navarette buggy was the third place finisher in Class 1600, They were 11 seconds out of the class and overall win. they had more than four hours in hand at the finish. 1/2- 1600, they were fifth overall in the race. HO HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT! 2007 SCORE CLASS CHAMPIONS Class 1 Billy Gasper Class 10 Lobsam Yee Class 12 Tim Noe Class 1/21600 David Caspino Class 5 Luivan Voelker 2007 BAJA 1000 WINNERS Class 11st -Larry Roeseler, 2nd -Steve Strobel, 4th • Mark McMillin, 5th -Billy ~asper, 6th • Dale Lenk Class 12 1st -nm-Noe, 2nd -Stan Potter Class 8 1st • Glen Greer Class 1/21600 2nd -Victor Barreda, 4th-Dan McMfltin Class 51st • Drew Belk, 2nd .. Luivan Voelker 2007 BITO OVERALL POINTS CHAMPION Chuck Hovey Page 42 February 2009 Dusty Times

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finishers were Danny and Jose Ledezma with a trouble first of 3:28:05 backed up however with two runs of just over an hour and a half. 1 :35: 16 and 1 :31 flat for a combined time of 6:34:21 and the silver. Emilio Salcido Senior and Junior along with Dany Leon and Miguel Hurtado went next furthest and were awarded the bronze. Ten starters in Class 9 and six of them made the entire tdp. Cisco Bio Pancho Guerrero and Pancho Bio were quickest with times of 1:39:49, 1:36:18 and 1:37:22 for a combined run of 4:53:29. Second place team was made up of Daniel Reyes, Ju Iran Rivera and Misael Diaz with times of 1:38:33, 1:45:53 and 1:39:36 for a 5:04:02. The Gonzalez team made up of Jose A. and Jose A. Jr. and Alfredo went 1:42:54, 1:40:32 and 1:42:39 for a The Canchola Jr./Hichida/Aldrete trio took the win in the Class 7 contest, they're seen here really pourin' on the power. 5:06:05 and the third spot. Three starters in Class 7S and only one finisher and that was the team of Alberto D. Martinez, Manuel Lopez and Francisco Vejar, who ran with times of 1:42:00, 1:43:51 and 2:01:19 for a 5:27:10 and the win. Eduardo It was an easy win in Class 5/1600 for the Rabago/Fernandez/Reynoso guys, they had almost two hours on their competition at the end. Diaz and team went f~rther than plaque. the Gabriel Ramos team and were Jose and Pete Morquecho awarded second Ramos and along with Victor Mancilla made friends garnered the third place up the only Class 6 team and won the gold with a somewhat short-ened run and in under the_.wire time of 8:52:08. The Bio's and Pancho G took the Class 9 win with 11 minutes to spare at the end, seen here in their Plain Jane car. The Martinez/Lopez/Vejar truck took the Class 7S win with ease, they were the only finisher in their class. Class 11 continues to expand with 13 entries for this outing and nine of them had qualifying times. Miguel Mexia, Mario Flores and Efrain Vargas crossed the finish line first with lap times of 1:48:46 and 1:54: 18 for a 3:43:04 and the win. The three man team of Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Oscar Acosta and Ramon Rodriguez went 1 :55: 19 and 2:07:30 for the second place time of 4:02:49. Bronze was awarded to the team of Roberto Escobedo, Erick Avalos and Ernesto Castro who went 1:57:55 and i:05:48 for a 4:03:43. Continued next page Dusty Times February 2009 Page 43 J-1

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The Acosta/Leal/Gazca/Acosta Class 1 entry was second to finish in Class 1, they're seen here at speed on the course. In, the Sportsman class the 1400 and 1500 groups had to go three laps while the 1800 and the Safari did their two laps along with the 11 Class. The fol-lowing times are reflected as such. The De La Torre/Sainz/Melero boys had a close race, second in Class 12 they were just 30 seconds out of the class win. The Ford of Jaime Medina and friends finished second in Class 7, they were a bit more than 20 minutes in arrears at the flag. In Class 14 Jose Martin and Francisco and Mario Reynoso were at the top of the podium with their time of 5:36:37 con-sistin·g of three runs of 1:43:44, 1:46:56 and 2:06:17. The #1448 car piloted by a three man team made up of Rodrigo Feria, Ivan Garcia and Victor Celaya ran 1:44:32, 1:47:55 and 2:36:20 for a 6:24:42 and the silver. Another four man team consisting of Jamie Boquiren, Jr., Fernando Ochoa, Isidro Ochoa and Jamie Boquiren went 1:37:34, 2:29:58 and 2:36:20 for a time of 6: 10:04. Something about those last two laps_? The Morquecho's and Mancilla trio were the winners in the Class 6 race, they cruised around for 2 laps and took the win. The Mexia/Flores/Vargas trio took the Class 11 win, they beat out a dozen other Class entrants to take the win. The Class 15 winner was made up of the team of Pete Williams, Oscar Espinoza, Pedro Hernandez and Cesar Castillo with times of 1:51:09, 1:52: 14 and 1:55:05 for the combined adjusted time of 5:38:28. The four man team Felipe Rodriguez, Miguel Musso, Alonso Ramos and Carlos Musso, went 1:44:32, 1:47:55 and 2:52:15 for a 6:24:42. Yet another four man team, consisting of Carlos Vasquez, Carlos Miranda, Jose C. Aguirre and Jorge Bernal, had RIGHT: The Martinez/Reynoso/Reynoso trio took the gold medal in Class 14, they only had seven seconds in hand at the checkers. times of 2:04: 16, 2:24:42 and 2:36:20 for a time of 7:05: 18 and the bronze. Class 18 had six starters and all but one finished the required two laps. Ramon Guerrero, Dany Uriarte and Yamil Valenzuela were first with times of 1:26: 13 and 1:33:40 for a 2:59:53. Second across the black and white was the three man team of Fernando Duron, Erica Cuevas and Pedro Garubay with times of 2:03:33 an<l 1 :35: 13 for a 3:40:46 and the third place finishers was the team made up of Jorge Rivas, Gilberto Arreola and Adolfo Castaneda with times of 2:43:47 and 1:44:19 for a 4:27:56 and bronze. Four starters in the Safari class and three of them made the required distances. Javier A. Silva, !ram Kallant and Hugo Agundez blew their way to the top of the podium with their times of 1:52:44 and 1:46:03 and a 3:38:47. In distant second was the team made up of Jose Luis Aguniga, Miguel Aguniga and Daniel Berrelleza with much trouble and ·times of 4:04: 11 and 3:05:59. And five minutes back from them was the team of Juan Futierrez, Rodrigo Elorduy and Abel Landeros, who had their own problems and times of 2:41:00 and 4:34:51 for a 7: 15:51. The Williams/Espinoza, eta/ entry took first place honors in Class 15, they're seen here driving fast towards the finish. Ramon, Dany and Yamil took the gold medal in the Class 18 contest, they had more than 40 minutes in hand at the end. Thus the conclusion of the next to last race of the 2008 CODE season. Lots of partici-pants, lots of action and some would say, lots of problems spelled trouble or broken. The CODE people would like to thank, as usual, all comers. Rac-ers and fans alike. Volunteers, friends and families thank you all. Hope to see you in Decem-ber or somewhere on the Baja. Via con Dios. ~ The Reyes/Rivera/Diaz buggy took a nice second place finish in The Rodriguez/Acosta/Rodriguez buggy took a nice second place Class 9, they were 11 minutes in arrears at the finish. in Class 11, they're seen here going for the checkered flag. Page 44 February 2009 Rodrigo Feria and friends drove their Class 14 buggy to a second place finish, they were a mere seven seconds out of the win. Dusty Times

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BFaaadricli BFGooclricli(r) Tires Recognizes Beasley Knob OHV Area as Part of die 2008 Outstanding Trails Blairsville, Ga. -October 18, 2008 Located in the ChattahoocheeOconee National Forest just a few miles· east of Blairsville, Ga., the Beasley Knob OHV Area was honored today by BFGoodrich(r) Tires as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails. More than 50 off-road enthusi-asts and members of the Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD club were in attendance as BFGoodrich Tires presented a grant to the club's president. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic trails and continue conservation ef-forts for one of America's pictureperfect areas for off-roading. BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly!(r) and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose Beasley Knob as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails for its experienced steep mountain terrain that offers off-roaders a wide variety of challeng-ing rides. Many trails within the system are classified as difficult to most difficult and thus the area is recommended for experienced riders only. "With a combination of steep and tight terrain, the Beasley Knob OHV Area pro-vides just the right balance of lev-eled obstacles for the skilled off-roader, making it a great choice for the 1008 Outstanding Trails program," said Gary Enterline, light truck product manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "As an off-road enthusiast myself, we're honored to join with the Geor-gia Bounty Runners to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road trail system." The Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club is an organization of 4WD enthusiasts dedicated to enjoying th.e backcountry experi-ence while promoting safe and re-sponsible use, family values, con-servation, multi-use access, and camaraderie. They support the principles of TREAD Lightly! and welcome 4WD enthusiasts of all levels. "We are so honored to have Beasley Knob named as one of the 1008 OutstandingTraiis,"' said Lane Bailey, president of the Georgia Bounty Runner. "The trail system offers experienced off-roaders a little bit of every-thing and we are so pleased that this grant money can be used for the future of preserving Beasley Knob OHV area and its many trails." Launched in 2006, the BFGoodrieh Tires Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation ot-off-road trails while provid-ing aid in the trails' conservation efforts. Over the past two years, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 11 off-road trails in nine states and one in Canada. The program has also given $42,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 1,700 partici-Dusty Times Tiles pants in trail events. The following additional five . trails have also been selected as part of the 1008 BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails pro-gram: Blacktail/Wild Bill OHV Trail located in the Flathead National Forest of Montana, Iron Range OHV Recreational Area in Gil-bert, Minnesota Quinn T raii that leads to Quinn Lake in Ot-tawa, Canada Pritchett Canyon, one of the toughest trails in Moab, Utah BlackCat T rail located on Su-perstition Mountain near San Di-ego, California To learn more about these trails, visit the Outstanding Trails Web site at www. bfgood rich ti res .com/ outstandingtrails. Both Tread Lightly! And UFWDA are non-profit organi-zation dedicated to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation . BFGoodrich Tires collabor.ated with these two groups to select the finest off-road trails, and will continue to work with these or-ganizations on restoration and education initiatives. BFGooclricb. Tires Recogajzes Pritdiett Canyon Trail as Part of die 2008 Outstaa.diag Trails February 2009 Moab, Utah - Nov. 8, 2008 Several members of the Moab Friends-For-Wheelin' club gath-ered last Saturday to celebrate as BFGoodrich Tires named the Pritchett Canyon Trail as one of its 2008 Outstanding Trails and awarded the club a grant. Lo-cated southwest of Moab Utah, the Pritchett Canyon Trail fol-lows the Colorado River drain-age and gives the offroader sev-eral options depending on driver skill and experience. The BFGoodrich Tires grant will be used to preserve the trail and con-tinue conservation efforts for one of North America's premier ar-eas for off-roading. BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly!(r) and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose the Pritchett Canyon Tran because it provides riding opportunities for many skill levels on varied terrain with many spectacular views. The Pritchett Canyon Trail was chosen because it offers chal-lenging obstacles with unbeliev-able scenery," said Joe Mazur, light truck brand category man-ager for BFGoodrich Tires. "We're honored to team up with clubs like the Moab Friends-For-Wheelin" to help in the conser-vation efforts and ensure this area will continue to stay intact and safe for all future visitors." The Moab Friends-For-Wheelin' club is a non-profit, or-ganization and supports Off-HighwayVehicle (OHV) recre-ation within the spirit of Tread Lightly. A major objective for the club is to provide a common or-ganization through which mem-Continued on page 48 Page 45

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bers can promote the pasttme-cJ off-roading to _the community and other enthusiasts. Projects such as trail maintenance and res-toration, community service, and effective communication with other four-wheel drive organiza-tions and government land-use agencies are additional objectives for the club. "Pritchett Canyon is a 'must-do' for any four-wheeler visiting Moab who is looking for an extreme chatlenge and unbeatable scenery," said Jeff Stevens, president of the Moab Friends-For-Wheel'in' club. "The trail is both unforgiving and en-vironmentally sensitive and we are very pleased to have BFGoodrich Tires assist in our efforts to pre0 serve this trail We want everyone to have fun when running Pritchett Canyon, but please be prepared, know your limits, and respect the environment.-Creat-ing new routes or obstacles will jeopardize your privilege of enjoy-ing this spectacular trail in the future." Launched in 2006, the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation· of, off-road trails while provid-·ing aid in the trails' conservation efforts. Over the past two years, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 11 off-road trails in nine states and two in Canada. The program has also given $42,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 1,700 partici-pants in trail events. The following additional five trails have also been selected as pa:t of the 2008 BFGoodrich TiTes ·Outstanding Trails pro-gram: BlackCat Trail located on Su-perstition Mountain near San Di-ego, California Blacktail/ Wild Bill National Recrea·tion T rail located in northwest Montana· Iron Range O HY Recreational Area in Gilbert, Minnesota Quinn Trail that leads to Quinn. Lake in Ottawa, Canada Beasley Knob OHV trail lo-cated near Blairsville, Georgia Learn more about these trails, visit the Outst.anding Trails Web site at outstandingtrails. Both Tread Lightly! And UFWDA are non-profit organi-zation dedicated to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation. BFGoodrich Tires collaborated with these two groups to select the finest off-road trails, and will continue to work with these or-ganizations on restoration and education initiatives. Tread Lightly! Tread Lightly·!is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to proactively protect recreation access and opportuni-ties. Tread Lightlyl's strategic edu-cational message, along with its training and restoration initia-tives are designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is longterm in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the needs of the environment and it's leading the way to help remedy current and future recre-ation is-sues. Tread Lightly! is proud to be recognized by the USDA Forest Service and its part-ner actively engaged in collabo-rating to implement solutions to the problem associated with out-door recreation. United Four Wheel Drive As-sociations (UFWDA) United Four WheelDrive As-sociations is the world's leading representative of all-brand four wheel-drive enthusiasts. UFWDA benefits, developed and tested true over the past 30 years, in-clude four wheel drive safety and awareness education; user ethics programs such as adopt-a-road, conservation volunteer, and vol-unteer trail patrol; assistance with new club formation; - d lJc.ation _s to .aid four wheelers through complex state and federal programs affect-ing trail access; Internet forums designed to connect members glo-bally and instantaneously; and unrestrained m-mb-r .access t9 it -full-time legislative advocate and nationallyrecogo.ized attor-ney working exclusively for four wheel drive enthusiasts to·protect access and prevent road a· d trail closures. For more information on the UFWDA log on to or call toll free 1-800;44-U FWDA (800-4483932). BFGoodrich Tires Using motorsports as a prov-ing ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is in-volved in every type of racing, in-cluding oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally (Dakar and WRC) and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires com-bines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, de-livering a highperformance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at Draft EA Released By Park Servi.ce 0a Recreational Acces8 To Yellowstone POCATELLO, ID (November 5)On Monday, November 3rd, the Environmental Assessment (EA) on continued winter motorized access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks was released for pub-lic review and comment. First an-nounced on October 2nd, it is this EA process that will determine op-tions that would authorize over-snow accessincluding snowmo-biles-to Grand Teton• and Yellowstone National Parks for the next three winters. This EA can be reviewed at http:// The com-ment period will only be fifteen days. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is reviewing the draft EA and its preferred alternative of only 318 snowmobiles allowed in the Yellowstone Park per day. BRC plans to provide comments on the EA and recommendations for comment-s to meet the dead1fu.e-of November 17, 2008. Fleitse note the goal of the National Park Ser-vice is to have a final implementing rule from the EA in effect prior to the scheduled Park opening on De-cember 15,2008. After reviewing the 255 page EA, Jack Welch, BRC Special Projects Consultant, stated, "I am pleased that the Park Service is of-fering a solution for the challenges presented by the upcoming season. BlueRibbon remains committed to a long-term solution that will al-low for reasonable snowmobile ac-cess to Yellowstone in the winter.31 Welch continued, "Remember, in the last forty years, the Park has opened its gates to snowmobiles every season. I _am sure Yellowstone will open its gates this season too. The main question is at what level snowmoblles will be allowed to ac-cess Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks this season. The EA process is one of the important steps in that determination." For further updates on access to Yellowstone,this winter, plea e visit and book ark our dedicat Yellowstone websi www.saveyello ' The BLueRibbon Coalition 15.a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It rep-resents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for-a com-bined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. Continued on page 57 congratulations ro ··i::0.z..::t~iiLi::~. 'ft:==tt;=,:\/i4.</0<::,::~,,f,_ ______________ _ ~ ... Jerry Welcliel & Hufliuan Motorsports 0a Roger Norman, Larry Roeseler & Roger Tb.eir 2008 BITD Trop.liy Trude ClJampl()aship NormaD. Motonpom 0a Tb.eir OveraD. Win In 4 Wlieel Ve.liilces At Tb.e 2008 Baja 1000 Dusty Times And To All Our Customers That Have Supported Us Throughout The Year Tony Selva & Tb.e Staff At R.D.E. February 2009

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r Awards Banquet The Class 1 winners were: Brad Falin, third place, left, Dave Monon, second place, right and the big winner, Rob Parsons, center. racers 13-16 years old and raced at all the races this year. Edging out seven other class competitors with four wins and seven top S's was Jason Pomeroy. Taking sec-ond in class with one win and seven top S's was Cody Bennett and having two wins, two seconds but missing two races put Jordan Bender third in class. Desert Challenge winners- finished all races - Jones, Jaklevick, Timmons, Roggy, Pomeroy, Smith and Schnarr. (I to r) This amateur quad class had 14 competitors and with the most wins out of all the Vorra racers for 2008 was Mike Jasman with six wins and one second. Kenny Pomeroy had four seconds The 38th annual Vorra Awards Banquet was held in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This was the first time racer and families have traveled to Sou th lake Tahoe for the Awards Banquet. The Hori-zon Hotel was to be the host providing an elegant atmo-sphere for the event. "Saturday afternoon was the annual membership and rules meeting. Ages in classes, switching cars throughout the season and safety regula-tions were the hot topics. The outcome of the meeting will be posted at soon. The points fund collected throughout the year was handed to the top three in each class. Ending Sam Berri's run of six consecutive overall points championships was Rob Parsons in Class 1. It was a close battle in points to the end of the year between Parsons and Class 10 racer Patrick Timmons. Timmons would have a car retiring crash at the last race that dropped him from the run-ning. The peewee quads are rac-ers 5-12 years old. They raced the four short course races only and Shania Bennett won three of them for top honors. Taking four top S's for sec-ond place in class was Logan Bailey and with one win and three top S's Kyle Bailey was third in class for the season. In Trophy Karts Colton Scudder out powered his Page so younger brother Blake at all three events for the top spot. The bantam quad class is Semi-Pro Class - Bill Hermant, third place, left, Will Domschot, second, not present and winners Christian Jaklevick and Gary Jones on Podium. Class 7 - KC Keller, third place, left, Jeff Sherrill, second place, right, Bob Roggy, first place, center. February 2009 · The· Class 10 winners - Dale Smith, third place, left, Sam Berri, second place, not present and the winner, Patrick Timmons, center, with his award. and seven top S's for second in class. Missing one race but having four top S's put Michael Krebs in third for the season. The Pro Quad class had ten competitors and making all the races even with a bro-ken arm towards the end of the season was Brad Falin taking two wins and top spot in class. Second place with two wins and only competing in two races was Mason Cole. Racing only at short course events, the Pilot class had Tim Compton take all four wins in his Honda. The biggest class of them all with 39 competitors was the Semi-Pro class. Jaklevick/ Jones didn't take any victories home for the year but their consistency with six top S's put them on top after the seven race series . . Will Class 8 - Bruce Field, third place, left, Kaile Vierra, second place, rigfif, Eric Steiger, first place, center. • Class 1/2-1600 - Allen Rudd, third place, left, .Vince Viola, second place, not present and the winner, J.J. Schnarr, center. Rob Parsons was the Overall Winner, he drives in Class 1. Dusty Times

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The Peewee Quad Class winners were: Kyle Bailey, third place, left, Logan Bailey, second place, right and Shania Bennett, first place, center. Bantam Quad Class - Third Place, Jordan Bender, not present, Pro Quad - Third Place, Derek Craft, left, Second place, Mason second place, Cody Bennett, right, Winner Jason Pomeroy, center. Cole, right, Winner, Brad Falin, center. Domschot was the dominant car in the class with five wins but missed one race in July that cost him the class title. Taking third in class with four top five finishers was Bill Hermant. Class 7 had a good field this year with 21 different trucks showing up t.o race. When the checkers fell at the end of the season Bob Roggy had no wins, missed one race but his six top S's put him in the points title. Jeff Sherrill came on strong towards the end of the season with one win and four podiums to place second. With one win and three po-diums K.C. Keller was third in class. and having one win and four third in class. two wins and five top 3's to fields in Class 1 gave Parsons podiums was Eric Steiger tak-In Class 10 there were 13 come in second. Dale Smith more competitor points that ing the class championship. cars competing with three of captured one win and three made the difference for the Racing the last half of the them making all the rounds. podiums for third place. overall in the end. One win season and ending up with Taking top honors despite de-Class 1 had 14 competitors and three top S's in his first two wins and three podiums stroying his car at the last and five of them made all the season was Rescue Racing's Kaile Vierra was second. race was Patrick Timmons. races. With three big wins and Dave Morton. Despite missing Competing in just three races Timmons started the season five podiums Rob Parsons a race due to mechanical dif-and having one win with two out with three huge wins and was the class and overall sea-ficulties, Brad Falin had one podiums Bruce Fields was six podiums. Sam Berri had son title winner. The larger win with five consistent top S's to finish third in class. Class 8 had good numbers this year with 13 -trucks. Racing just the short course events Pilot Class -Miles Bergh.old, third place, not present, Aaron Rupely, second place, right, Tim Compton, first place, center. Goodyear sponsored drawing for a set of tires was won by Dale Smith (left) presented by VORRA Promoter Wes Harbor. 2008 is in the books and we look ahead to 2009. We'll be back to Prairie City twice in the spring and fall and Yerington on Memorial Day weekend and Fallon in July. We'll also be go-ing back to Hawthorne, Nevada for Labor Day in September. Once the outcome of the rules meeting is posted we can ·all get back to work prep-ping our cars for the up-coming season. ~ (J)BEAR We carry a full line of v~ OFFR~HTING FILTERMAa-~ ~ Dusty Times February 2009 Pages1

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SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OFTHf:YEAR 994;1998, 1999,2000 Ef'iC Fl chsig 7('l0~7 J~-947 j vuu: - , -4+ >· ! ► M,,J.;t. TRANS ·v MENDEOlA DISTRIBUTOR Performance Trans Off Road Street Trans Lorenzo Rodriguez Parts • Service • Transmissions - V. W. -Porsche Desert, Sand & Drag 850 S. Alta Vista Avenue • Monrovia, CA 91016 (626) 305-RACE (7223) • World Leading Motorsport Transmission Manufacturer 11 Dakar Rally Victories 17 World Rally Victories 6 AMA MX/SX Championships Xtrac Inc 6183 West 80th street Indianapolis IN 46278 email: From Parts To COfflpllt• Engl~•· 3265 W. Birtcher Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118 702-837-2522 KO&N, 2tst0,. Phoenix:, AZ. 15021 Jack Wood$ (.01•242-0077 fax 602•242-72113 Tel: (317) 472 2454 '383' Baja Class 1/10 sequential'lransaxle _ :WW.W,.~~,!;;,.qm1Lin_1:; Trophy Truck solutions available for Lead Customers fjljf,Nc. SPECIALIZED WIRING, CDMMUNICATIDNS, AND REPAIRS FDR: Race cars - Trouhv Tmcks -Pre-mnners Chase Vehicles -Dual Suon Cars (76□) B 03-6955 MARC WADDELL, PRESIDENT WIAEF'"AB@aecaLCBAL.NET ·more Trall Notes ••. all well-managed organizations have a fiduciary responsibility to review strategies and tactics. Unfornmately, sometimes this leads to difficult decisions such as the cancellation of our event. ORBA will continue to support and protect the off-roading industry while still demonstrating the fiscal responsibility required by these challenging times." ORBA's plans for 2009 include strengthening their current national and local partnerships and increased involvement with land managers across the country. As an organization they are eager to focus on the many land use issues this new year brings to the industry. ORBA looks forward to significant improvements in the economy and the off-highway vehicle (OHV) industry. · 2009 SNORE 2SO -Snore has a lot of bonus $ to give away at the SNORE 250 race, October 2-4, 2009. A total of$40,000 will be won by lots of racers. Classes 1, 10, 12, 1600 will get $5000 for a class win, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Class 9 bonus will be $2500, $1,000 and $500. To be eligible for these$ you must run the SNORE General Tire Mint 400, the KC Hilites Midnight Special and, obviously, the South Point SNORE 250. For more info contact SNORE at 702-452-4522 R/McMn.uN-January 14, 2009. McMillin Homes proudly nnounced their sponsorship of MOR Productions 2009 uperstition Series held in the Imperial Valley. Glad to see two organizations melding fcrr the use and enjoyment of the racer. , IJ Dusty Times d_UB 12£.POQ. 1=>--foim page49 Partnership For Johnson Valley Hosts Meeting Wit.Ii Local Businesses And Mllitary Representatives From Twentynine Palms What was to be a routine meeting to discuss the pro-posed expansion of the Twentynine Palms MCAGCC chaired by Harry Baker turned into an emotional dis-cussion about the economic impacts the military's pro-posed expansion would have in Lucerne, Johnson, Yucca Valley and surrounding com-munities if tourism was re-moved from the region. "This is a-Route 66 sce-nario" said one of the business owners concerned about local impacts on tourism that could turn our communities into ghost towns. Ed Waldheim, President of the California Trail Users Coa-lition and a Director of the Partnership, was visibly shaken and genuinely concerned that the emotion of these local re-tailers could never be chan-neled through typical scoping methods. Range Expansion Program Manager Joe Ross, February 2009 assured us he would relay this overwhelming concern demon-strated by local business own-ers to the upper military brass and that every comment carries weight. He noted that socioeconomics will be one of many important items to be fully analyzed in the Environ-mental Impact Statement (EIS). One very important key ele--ment discussed was the volume of scoping comments that have been received so far by the Ma-rines. As of today, just under 900 Emails and about 500 hard r0mm-nt 1-tt-l.s h.av-been received. This number of comment letters to the military is disappointingly low. The Partnership is urging the public to s end letters to the military regarding this is-sue. The more the better. Unique comments and ideas · are openly welcome from all types of tourists, multiple us-ers and local residents. All sub-stantive comments that .are received will be incorporated into the Dr.aft EIS, scheduled for release in spring 2010. Comments can be as simple as one .sentence, or as many words as would like. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITIING COMMENTS IS JAN 31, 2009 . . Download comment form here Mcom.pdf , Comments may be submit-te'd in writing by sending a let-ter to: Mr. Joe Ross, Project Manager, 29 Palms Proposed Training, landi Airspace Acquisition Project, MAGTFTC/MCAGCC, Bldg. 1554, Box 788104, Twentynine Palms, CA 92278-8104; by an e-mail to ; or by voice mail at 760-830-3764 All meetings of the PFJV are open to the public, and the military is regularly invited and in attendance. Hnw Bgk;er .sgid, "I've been very gratified that Marine Corps representa-tives accept our invitations and take fime out of their busy schedules to attend. They have shown an impressive willing-ness to be open, honest and lis-ten to all stakeholder concerns during their planning process." If you would like to donate to the Partnership, please send a check or money order in care of: Partnership For Johnson Valley, 3550 Foothill Blvd., Glendale CA 91214 Paypallink http:// needed.htm A bout The Partnership for Johnson Valley: The Leadership of the Partnership For Johnson VaLley has been cooperatively working with the military and the affected Stakeholders in an effort to explore alternatives to the . PTo .posed· Land ex.cpansion. The PFN is a divi-sion of the 501 (c)3 California Trail Users Coalition. The Mis-sion of the Partnership is to unite the many people who · enjoy the 'diverse activities available in the multiple-use open access area of Johnson VaLLe}. The Partnersh - p's charter is to pro-mote responsible recreation and the use of desert resources through conservation and educa-tion. The goaL of the Partnersh -pis to ensure public open-access to the area in the present, and for future genera-tions who Li ve, Work, and Rec-reate in Johnson VaLley. 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ClasslRed ••• Some of the items advertised in these pages may not be legal for sale or use in all 5 0 states. Readers are advised to consult appropriate local or state au-thorities fo r information be-fo re purchase of any specific item. J g Pre Runner. Street licensed in CA until 6/09. Saco Rack, 10" wider front beam combo spindles, Bus tranny, Brand new 2 1/2" King Coil Overs in rear, 3x3's 930 C.V.'s Ultra Autometer gauges Parker Pumper Crows. $8,900.00 OBO Call Art (951) 764-5850. FOR SALE: Race Ready Chevy 1450 or PreRunner, fresh 545hp 355ci, new MSD ignition, new Turbo 400, new headers, new rear end (RPP, spool, bearings, brakes) Moser axles, new 32 gal-lon cell, Raceshock shocks re-built, new wiring, tons more, 6 tires and wheels, $14,000.00. (505) 947-4763. FOR SALE: CORR-Schmorr. Short course racing is alive and well in So Cal for 2009, with Glen Helen, RJ's and other events. Don't wait for a new car to be built. Buy this car today, play to-morrow. It's the American way! Call or email for details on the 09 Hustler 1600 car. $35,000.00 (714) 632-1240. FOR SALE: 2004 Truggy PreRunner or Dune toy. Fresh GM224 350 ci motor, 355 hp, fresh turo 400, King Shocks, new 35" Baja TA's and a set of smoothies and paddles for the dunes flatbed trailer included. $24,000.00. Todd (602) 463-FOR SALE: Ford Bronco. Ex-tended Bo dy Prerunner, Extremly reliable, 400 inch small block Ford, 400 + hp, 450 ft 16s torque, runs on pemex, 210 mile fuel range, I-Beam front 4 link rear, King, Mastercraft, Race Ra-dio, Intercom w/ headsets, set us for I-Pod, G reat A/C. $150,00.00. Ready NOW! (909) 633-5300. Dusty Times FOR SALE: W yllie Racing Pro2 C hevy, Pro Power 434 ci 800 + Hp, Fo x s hocx , tubeworks differential, C & C calipers, KM C wheels, Howe Steering, M astercraft Seat. D a il y o il pump, Probst built for 2006 season , T ig welded, Lots of spares, ready to race. $ 150,000.00 Complete. Less motor?? Call Todd. (602) 463-0936. FOR SALE: 2006 Ford F350 4x4 Lariat crew cab, 47,000 miles, diesel utility bed chase race with KCLites, 85 gallon auxiliary tank with pump, Tool box 20" factory wheels with BFG tires, Viper Alarm, LoJack $28,000.00. Todd (602) 463-0936. FOR SALE: 2006 Geiser Broth-ers Trophy Truck. Dart small block 454 ci, 7 50 hp by Eaton Engins. 4.3 Fox Shocks, Tubeworks diff dual GPS Walker Wheels 39" BFG's 95 gallon Fuel safe. Ready to win. Fully prepped $260,000.00. Todd (602) 463-0936. FOR SALE: Wylie Racing Class 8 with Trophy truck abilities . "Frankenstein" 2004 and 2005 SCORE Class 8 points champion 2 motors, Fox shocks, Chrisman cliff Walker W heels, 37" BFG Tires, Dual GPS's 77 gallon Fuel Safe. Ready to dominate $175,000.00. Todd. (602) 463-0936. FOR SALE: 2004 Bunderson Class 1/1500, 400 C.U. Chevy, Albins sequential 5 speed, King Shocks, TCS Converter & axles, 2006 BITD Overall Champ, 2008 SCORE Overall Champ, $125,000.00. Call Butch (702) 873-1962. FO R SALE: 200 7 Baja Pro Truck, #SS-1-0 49, Ford body and engine, everything is brand new. Everything goes with the truck, all misc shop items from jack stands to parts and trailer. Please call for details too much to list. $145,000.00 (818) 77 3-0155 ext 103. 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/ headlock on wheels, Sweet & Howe Oiablo rack, Fuel Safe, cell w/ 1 dry brake & 1 regular filler, Lowrance 6500 C GPS, lcom ra-dio & intercom, Parker Pumper, Score legal, Aluminum light bar, Prepped by PBW. Contact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Ji m (480) 894-1286. FOR SALE: Racer C lass 1 Prerunner. All the big stuff. Call for info. John (970) 441-0443. FOR SALE: 2005 Baja Pro Truck, Chassie No. SS-1-044 truck No 299, Chevy body panels. Fresh En-gine and trans. Floor jack/ spare drive line/ alternator/ steer motor/ tool storage and much more on board. Full equipped, ready to race, the best of everything. Many spare parts. $130,000.00 OBO. (818) 991-9898. FOR SALE: HMS Trophy Truck, 5'h is '08 SCORE Points. 700+ HP Chevy, Fortin Sequen-tial, King, Pro Am hubs, 70+ gal-lon cell, Big GPS, 2 Racepak dashes, High output Race Radio, Spares, Prepped & Race ready by late December $250,000 .00. (909) 633-5300. FOR SALE: Jimco 2 Seat 1600, Score legal, previous Score points champ, Kings just serviced by Webber, Fresh FAT dual port, Lightweight hoses, OFT Trans-mission, OFT rear hubs, service-able, Kartek shifter, Mastercraft with adjustable drivers seat, Lightened 930 CV's Fuel Safe w/ dry break, Foddrill Beam & Tor-sion housings, New Foddril l front, arms & spindells, Sway-A-Way, Sweet Saco & Howe, Lowrance 480c GPR lcom, V-8000 and Intercom, Odyssey Battery, Pa rker Pumper, CNC Willwood, Dual MSD Ignition, BTR rims Yokohama tires, Sis-ter car to Bekki Freeman Wik, Car completer rebuilt by Foddrill 4/ 06, Spare parts, con-tact Steve (928) 442-9285 or Jim @ (480) 894-1286. FOR SALE: Pre-Runner to Buy. Foddrill 3-4 seat street legal Reg-istered in Texas, LS6 pump gas 400hp, Fortin w/converter, Fox shocks coil over and by-pass, YOO, 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/external speakers, GPS, ODO shows 546 miscarbon fiber dash, windshield, a set of spare tires w/ wheels, a set of sand tires w/ wheels, chase box, spare parts, single axle open trailer inc. $119,000.00 Negotiable. Cesar Fuentes (915) 726-3823 sELLYOUR vehicles, equipment ancl bits and. pieces right here! Dusty Times has the readership you' re looking for so fill out the form on the opposite page. February 2009 "A MANSION TO YOU RSELF" Get away to beautiful Utah and the famous Piute ATV trail. This meticulously restored historic courthouse has 8 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, giant courtroom, stocked kitchen, library, outdoor fire-pit and BBQ. ATV rental, great fish-ing, located on scenic highway 89, a wonderful weekend retreat. (702) 499-6963. VACATION RENTAL Vacation Rental in the Exclusive Indian Wells Country Club in the Sunny Palm Springs area of Southern California! 2 or 3 bed-rooms, furnished for your com-plete relaxation and if you are a glutton for punishment, play golf on 1 or both of the beautiful courses. FYI, wireless internet and long distance phone calls (USA) included. Starting at $4,500.00 in season Oan, Feb, March, April) or $2,300.00 per month not in season. Call (760) 345-6124. INDLl TO ADYb.J2. Tl6b.J2.6 Alumicraft ....................................... 14 Baker Precision Racing Products ........ 37 Ballistic B.J. Baldwin ...................... 47 BTR Racing Wheels .......................... 36 Brake Man ...................................... 27 Butch's Speed Shop .......................... 51 Chet Huffman .................................. 32 Freeman .......................................... 31 Fuel Safe Racing Cells ....................... 58 Jimco .............................................. 30 Kar Tek Off Road .............................. 11 KC Hilites ......................................... 2 King Shock Technology ....... Back Cover Mastercraft Seats ........................... 45 McKenzie's Performance Products ..... 13 Mendeola Transaxles ........................ 15 MOR Productions ............................ 23 Off Road Warehouse/ Shawn Walters ........................... 32 PCI Race Radios ................................. 5 Predator Motor Corp ....................... 34 RacerXMotorsports ......................... 16 Race Ready Products ........................ 41 Rancho Drivetrain ........................... 49 Robby Gordon Off Road ..................... 24 Ronco Plastics ................................... 22 Skyjacker Suspensions ...................... 43 SNORE Battle at Primm .................. 28 SNORE Mint 400 ............................... 4 Soltek Light Systems ........................ 42 South Point Casino ........................... 9 Stewart Raceworks ......................... 35 T ransaxle Engineering ....................... 25 Vacation Rentals ............................. 40 VP Racing Fuels ................................ 38 Web Cam ........................................ 48 Weddle Industries ........................... 46 Page 59 .....

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.,._· :... BJBaldwintm 2 TIME CHAMPION SCORE TROPHY TRUCK King equipped with. .. KING 4.0 RACE BYPASSES KING 3.0 RACE COIL OVERS KING RACE BUMP STOPS King's definition of Dominance: More off-road championships than any other shock manufacturer. BJ Baldwin SCORE Trqlhy Trud< BJ Richardson SCORE Class 1 Carl Renezeder CORR Pro-4 i..o~Kong&ypeM Curt LeDuc BITD Ciass 8000 Kent Brascho WSORR Pro-4X4 Scott Taylor WSORR Borg Warner Cup Mikey Lawrence SCORE Class 10 Dan Otamlee SCORE Class 7 Kyle Conlon arro Class 1000 Noah Ostanik SCORE Class 8 Chad C,eorge CORR U1V Eric Anderson BITD Class 5000 Parker Grabowski CORR Modified Kart Rick St.John SCORE Lites Bob Land SCORE Sportsman Truck Daniel Reyesr Jr. SCORE Class 9 Keith Steel WSORR Super Truck Trent Williams CORR Junior Kart ter Lan SCORE 5porsnan Buggy Donald Moss SCORE Class 3