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Volume 28 -Number 9 • September 2009 $2.50 ISSN8750•1732 Celeb,at'ing ou, 26~h Yea, OF se,viee To The OFF Road eommuni~ covering the world of comPetition in the dirt.·.~

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Volume 26 -Number 9 September 2009 DllliYlilllll Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Judy Smith Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan Circulation Vance Scott Contributors Scott Bottomley J. Preston Bradshaw Jim Culp Mike Del Col Nicole Del Col Steve Hilton Victor Gazca Martin Holmes Rod Koch Byrle Moore Steve Ruddick Maurice Selden Darryl Smith Tony Tellier Trackside Photo Art Director Larry Worsham B.O.R.E. -..........---Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750.1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite lA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of addre5$. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Larry Ragland drove his Porsche powered Chaparral to the overall victory in the 1986 Mint 400, it was a tiring solo drive. 8:33: 14 for 400 miles. Photo by Trackside Photo DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, up to 8xl0 will be considered. In This issue ... FEATURES Lucas Oil at Elsinore At Night by Judy Smith .............................................. 8 Acropolis Rally by Martin Holmes ............................................................... 14 MORE Freedom 250 by Steve Ruddick ........................................................ 18 Glen Helen In June by Judy Smith .............................................................. 24 PWR Sunrasia by Steve Hilton .......................... -.......................................... 26 66th Rally Of Poland by Martin Holmes ..................................................... 28 Glen Helen Round 4 by J Preston Bradshaw ................................................ 32 . DEPARTMENTS Happenings .............................................................................................. ." .... 5 Trail Notes ..................................................................................................... 6 Club Pages ............................................ .-..................................................... 34 The Big Wahzoo ........................................................................................ 36 ORBA ........................................................................................................ 38 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................. 4 2 Classified Ads ............................................................................................. 47 Index To Advertisers ................................................................................... 47 ON THE COVER Kyle LeDuc literally flew his Black Beauty to the Unlimited 2/ 4 win at Lake Elsinore, winning both nights for a very happy weekend for the LeDucs and their sponsors. Photo by Art Eugenio - Trackside Photo Todd Craig worked his way to the front of the howling Class 9 troops and solo-ed to the Class 9 win at the M.O.R.E. Freedom 250, seen here headin' to glory. Photo by Alan Madden - Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at Su. d-a e,,z, t d-e 7 tJ.tU/U/ ta DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 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 O Trucks D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian • 1 year $30.00 US n Overseas subscription rates upon request Dusty Times September 2009 Page 3

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2009 Happenings ... P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 lOK FoUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lm. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 .AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SoUTH PoINrE CIRCLE, SuITE 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 E Mail: .AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BILL MARKllM -PREsIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HOTLINE· (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <> AsocIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM LASELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTO 42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL Sm. MExlco AusTRALIAN OFF RoAD CHAMPIONSHIP DARRYL SMITH 19 SOMERS ST. CASHMERE, QUEENSLAND, 4500, AUSTRALIA DUSTY TIMES AUTocRoss QUEBEC OFF RoAD C!Ass 10 CARS ONLY RENALD VAILLANCOURT 3069 DAGENAIS WEST LAVAL QUEBEC, CANADA H7P 1T7 (450) 622-4440 BAJA CUP CHALLENGE • BARONA SAND DRAG AssN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 Al! Races Are Night Races Al! Races At Barona Racewa1, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS Off 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 702-457-5775/FAX:702-641-2431 Motorcycles/Quads/ A TV's Al! Classes September 25-27, 2009 Bilek Silver State 300 Mesquite, NV All Classes October 16-18,2009 Terribles Primm Gran Prix Primm,NV Motorcycle/Quad/ A TV December 4-6, 2009 Fabtech Henderson Desert Classic Henderson, NV Ca1'S/T rucks BORER.ACING 10 ELK MOUNTAIN DRIVE REDSTONE, CO 81623 970-963-4563/623-853-3595 www.Bore· Sept 18-19, 2009 Wendover, NY BP MOTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: Al! Events At California Cicy, CA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/FAX (613) 475-3250 CAJOR CLUB AUTOMOVILISTA ]UARENSE DE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACING 7210 GATEWAY EAST EL PASO, TX 79915 Dusty Times (915) 593-4848 RALPH GARCIA 011-52-16-17-45-42 CESAR FUENTES CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <> CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box400 MAYWOOD, CA 90270 (323) 560-SHOW CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 PIERRE, SD 57 501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DON ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. RICHARDS CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Coum off Road Racing At Hamson Councy Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTlN SAN QUINTlN, BC, MEXICO HERACLIO PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/7 0034) ~ -0 0 ~ . 0 ••• 0 • lliiJ@i/i@ September 2009 CMC CoNTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODEOFFRoAD MADERO 621-A · MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA 011-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO mx Feb 13-15, 2009 OASA-Circulo K 250 San Luis Rio Col.SON Aug 1-2, 2009 ORW Gran Prix Jacume, Tecate, B.C. October 2-4, 2009 Mex. Logistics 300 · Mexicali, B.C. Dec 4-6, 2009 Race Ready 27 5 Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C. COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION BARB V AHSHOLTZ, PREsIDENT (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box8286 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP P.O. Box392 CALEXICO, CA 92232 HECTOR CERECER 011-52-65-66-4458 CORR SERIES 270 NEWPORT CENTER DR., SUITE 100 NEWPORT Bi;ACH, 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 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, Continued an page 6 Pages

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1 Trail Notes ... LeDuc Brothers - Brothers Todd and Kyle LeDuc swept Rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series this past weekend in Lake Elsinore, California while racing on 35Xl2.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/T®-R tires. Piloting their 800+ horsepower Rockstar/Makita/ Ford Trucks/Toyo Tires F-150 trucks, the LeDuc brothers put on a driving clinic by scoring back-to-back victories in their respective unlimited truck classes while racing under the lights at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex. Todd LeDuc dominated both days of the Unlimited 2 class by defeating large fields. Starting in eighth for Saturday's race due to an engine problem during qualifying, Le Due exercised patience while working his way to the front. He struck on the last lap to take over the lead for the win. On_ Sunday, a mid-race spin placed him in seventh, but he clawed his way to the front once again for a repeat win. Kyle LeDuc displayed the same type of domination in the Unlimited 4 class. He was able to outpace the four-wheel-drive truck field for back-to-back victories. "Our team is excited to get back to the TORC series with what we have learned this weekend," said father/team principle, Curt LeDuc. "Between our wins here at Lake Elsinore and in the TORC series, Team LeDuc has captured 22-podiums already this year. "We congratulate both Todd and Kyle LeDuc on their outstanding sweep of the Lake Elsinore race this past weekend," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.SA. Corp. "Team LeDuc continues to be great representatives of Toyo Tires products, demonstrating they can win with Open Country tires in all forms of off-road competition." Red Face Department -We gave the wrong photo credit to the Traxxis Tore race at Crandon in the August issue of Dusty Times, the pies were all snapped by Art Eugenio of Trackside Photo. Sorry, Jim and Art. Traxxis TORC Race Date Change - September 25th and 26th Race Location Change. Officials from the Traxxas TORC Series presented by AMSOIL announced today that it will hold rounds 13 and 14 at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, CA on September 25th and 26th, instead of the original plans to hold the events at PALA Motorsports park. This race will be televised on ESPN2. Ricky Johnson of TO RC: "We really wanted to pick the best situation possible to hold our first race at the new PALA facilities and with all the good things they have going on out there in their first season. We feel it's important that we build, test, and fine tune the facility in the off season and make sure things are perfect before we hold an event there; both the PALA officials and I agreed to re-5chedule for 2010. We are renting the Perris facility and it will be set up very fan friendly with reduced ticket pricing and pits open to all without having to purchase pit passes." "PALA Raceway is looking forward to holding our first short-course TORC event early in the 2010 season," stated Ryan Ouerlette of PALA Raceway. "We have so much going on in 2009 that we both agreed that 2010 would be a better time to add TORC to our schedule". The inaugural season of The Traxxas TORC Series has gotten off to a great start in 2009 with close points battles in every class at the halfway point in the season. ESPN2 and ABC telecast have been very successful and the layout at Perris Auto Speedway will showcase the best action and best drivers in all of off-road racing. Tickets will be $12 for Friday night with Kids under 13 getting in free. Saturday, tickets will be $20.00. Weekend passes will be $30.00. Gates will open at 3:00 and pits will be open to all ticket holders. The Traxxas TORC Series-The Off Road Championship, presented by AMSOIL is the world's premier short course off road series. TORC drivers push the limits with 900 horsepower, action-packed fender pounding on challenging natural terrain racetracks. The 2009 season schedule includes stops in Texas, California, Nevada, Michigan, and Wisconsin. For more information on TORC please visit Red Face Department-Please note that the M.O.R.E. Powderpuff. race will occur on the weekend of October 9-10, 2009, not as erroneously shown prior as October 3-4, 2009. Call MORE now and get your entry in. It's for a wonderful cause and you get some great racing too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SNORE KC Hilites Midnight Special-The SNORE troops trooped to Ridgecrest, CA for the umpteenth Midnight Special. There were 78 cars and trucks entered for a fairly long night race, the course was not too tricky and fully 60 of them made it all their required laps. Josh Daniel took the Class 1 and the overall honors, TJ Flores was 13 seconds behind, in second place, Ron Whitton took the win in the Unlimited Truck race, Justin Davis took the win in Class 10, Jessica Freeman was the big winner in the Class 12 contest, John Houlton took Class 13, Eric Ludian too ·the 1450 Class, Trey Piersall won Class 15, the 1600 battle went to Adam Ashcraft, Clint Braun took Class 18, Kevin Ellis was the Class 3000 winner, Patrick Dailey was the Class 5/1600 winner, Bob Pickering took Class 7, Brandt Anderson was the Class 7S winner, Class 8 went to Dean Schlingmann, Ron Tyler ruled Class 9 and Felipe Sanchez took the Stockbug Class. Read all about it in the next issue of Dusty Times, with loads of pictures. Congrats Jess! SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 - Ed Stout, Irvine, Calif., has drawn the first start in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division in the computerized drawing for starting positions for next month's 14th Annual SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 desert race. Round 4 of the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series will be held Sept. 11-13 in Primm, Nev. In a sport where there is rarely qualifying and no open pre-running (in the U.S.), the drawing for start positions has added significance and Stout's No. 13 Stout Industries Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy-Truck was selected randomly in Saturday's computerized drawing at the SCORE Int'! headquarters in Los Angeles. The 14th Annual SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 will feature Page & These are the ewnts requesting inc!..swn that haue ban presented to the CRS Boan! of Gooemors. The final Rally Championship wiU be a subset of~ aoents. October 2-3, 2009 Prescott Rally (2, 3) Prescott, AZ Also CRS Moto Champioruhip 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 (AU euents at Hllnnigan race track, Bellingham, WA or 17umton Counr:, ORV Park, O1-,mpia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKIL10N BAJA AUTOMOTIVE ADVEN11JRES 455 E. Oc:EAN BLVD., Sum; 208 l.oNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 l>F.cA1UR Foua WHEEL DluvE Cum DECATUR, TX 76234 TOMA.u.EN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE l.AKE HAVASU Cm, AZ.86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsrfRN Ol'f...RoAD RAaNo ~. TOM DEl.AUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LiNE Ra.ID WELI.SVIU.E, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 ENSFNADA BAJA Ow RoAD RAaNG Av. RER>RMA 1136 ENSADt., BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 0ll-52-646-1715230 AARoN Races for bwa,s & Mot.orcydes EsTERo BEACH INTERNA110NAL Short Course Racing VICIORIA GALINOO ENSENAQO., BAJA OillR>RNIA, MEx:Ico 011-52-646-176-(i230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF RoAD Dluvt:R's AssoclATION JASON WBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, Ma:,, Noo at Davidson Raceway FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE S. EL Moi-m, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GENERAL TuE TaoPHYUTE SERIES DRIVE RAcING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 las Vegas, NV October 29-31, 2009 Ricky Johnson Off-Road Giand Prix las Vegas, NV December 4-6, 2009 BIID Henderson Fabtech Classic Henderson, NV GLEN lIELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT CoURSE SERIES Short course, staduan and desert race dassu October 3, 2009 Round#6 November 7, 2009 Round #7 GLEN lIELEN BAJA CuP CHAU.ENGE SERIES Desert raee dassu December 12, 2009 Round#4 GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING AssoclA110N 4 20 HOSEA Ra.ID LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PuNEs OFF ROAD RACING A.ssoclATION September 2009 TIM HODGE Plaster City, CA (402) 991-0048 December 31, 2009 ScoTr MORROW Bud Light Dash (816) 792-2126 Plaster City, CA (AU races are short course, stadium sr:,le M.O.R.E. Cla.sse.s -Sportsman, 1/ 2-1600, 5-1600, Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck MoJA VE OFF RoAD RAcING Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 ENTHUSIASTS between Omaha and Lincoln.) P.O. Box 1231 For latest info check BARSTOW, CA 92312 <> 760-253-4453 HIGH PLAINs OFF RoAD RAcING Barstow, CA 2000 W. QuINCY AVENUE #B Sept12,2009 ENG~D, CO 80110 250 Miles 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax Lucerne, CA INn:RNATIONAL ICE RACING Oct 4, 2009 AssoclATION 4th Annual Powder Puff P.O. Box 8105 Barstow, CA ST. PAUL, MN 55108 Dec S, 2009 STEVE BEDOOR Toys For Tots Holiday 200 (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 Barstow, CA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS ASSOCIATION PROMOTIONS, INc. DAVE BARRET P.O. Box 2910 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. MlssION VIEJO, CA 92690 FUNT, ML 48506 (949) 582-2371 (810) 730-9221 }EEPSPEED MOTOWFST WINTF.R TRIALS SERIFS 1826 N. WINDES BILL ~ Orange, CA 92869 (909) 860-1857 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 <> AU mas for ]eepspeed 1,2 & 3 All euents at Perris Racewa-y 'KAMLooPS OFF ROAD RACING (At Reed Valle:, with a school) Whispering Pines Sports NATIONAL Mun RACING AssN. & Recreation Center RT. #l -Box 380 KAMI.OOPS, BC, CANADA DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PALATKA, FL 32177 Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 (904) 325-5422 I.As VF.GAS SANDSPORTS & NATIONAL TuFF TRUCK ASSN. OFl'R.OAD ExP0 Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-(626) 961-3782 tions <> 1404 EAsr 3RD STREET <> HAsnNGS, MN 55033-1415 LI.T.R.E. (612) 437-2459 JEFF ELROD NOORA (408) 926-0522 NORTHERN Omo OFF RoAD jIMAflJTA RACING ASSN. (408) 247-4402 . GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 LOORRS E-MAIL LUCAS On. <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads OFF RoAD RACING SERIES (Spring Valle:, Racewa-,, on route 518, 20 October 17-18, 2009 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) Speedworld Off Road Park (Thunder Valle:, located 15 minutes from Surprise, AZ Spring Valle:,) November 14-15, 2009 - 1 Primm Valley Motorsports Complex NORRA Primm,NV NATIONAL OFF RoAD November 16, 2009 RACING ASSOCIATION Championship Banquet Primm,NV (661) 268-1232 December 11-12, 2009 September 16-20, 2009 The Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Original Mexican 1000 Rally Lake Elsinore, CA Ensenada, BC, MX MAMAlmrrA OFF ROAD RACING OFF RoAD EXPo LuJS CARI..os ALVAREZO SPIN COMMUNICATIONS PANAMERICANA AVE #5105 (415) 380-3890 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION MlcmGAN BuGGY BUILDERS Volunteered Series Dune Buggy Trade Show PRESIDENT -GEOFF LEE (517) 543-7214 1243 TRICE ROAD <> LEBANON, TN 37087 MlcmGAN OFF RoAD (615) 453-5830 CHAMPIONSHIPS CIASS REP. -1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS M. T .B. Enterprises Inc. (865) 453-1005 15529 JONES ROAD CLASS REP. - 9 & UNLTD. GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 MICHAEL MOORE (517) 627-6200 (334) 271-7035 Mot.orcydes, Quads, ATVs and Pilots onl, OUTLAW REP. MAORA DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 MID-AMERICA (All Races at Wheeling in the Counr:, 900 OFF ROAD AssoclATION Acres) P.O. Box664 GREENUP, IL 62428 Omo OFF RoADERS INc. (217) 962-1318 1427 GOSHEN HILLS ROAD S.E. E-MAIL: NEW PHIIADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 <> }IM KENDEL MOJAVE DEsERT RACING (216) 339-4674 1853 PARI<WAY DRIVE AU races held at Harrison Sourn EL Moi-m, CA 91733 County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio 626-442-9320/FAX626-579-6051 ONTARIO OFF ROAD September 26, 2009 Lucerne 250 RACERS AssocIATION Lucerne Valley B, CA RICK T!CHBOURNE, Pu11uc REIATIONS November 7, 2009 (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) Stoddard 250 OUTLA w SEVEN PICKUP Barstow B, CA Supmtition Series 9269 UMMELMAN Plaster City, CA ST. Louis, MO 63123 October 17, 2009 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 Plaster City, CA PACE MOTOR SPORTS November 28, 2009 U.S. Off Road Championship MDRRally Dusty Times

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495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNsn v ANIA SHORT CoURsE RACING SMmrroN HoLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITIITON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 33Q-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway PIKESPEAK P.O. Box 6962 CoLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 6854400 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, IA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RAu,y AMERICA NATIONAL EVENTS 2009 National Championship Series Septemberl9-20,2009 Rally Colorado Lake Superior Rally October 16-17, 2009 Ralll&America Re= Et1ents: gional <ik:!°"5hips. CentTal: October 16, 2009 Ottawa Rally Houghton, MI October 1, 2009 Keweenaw Rally Houghton, MI7 November 28, 2009 Rallye de Paris Paris, TX South West September 19, 2009 Middle Cog 1 Steamboat Springs, CO September 20, 2009 Middle Cog2 Steamboat Springs, CO RocK CRAWLERS AssOCIATION OFAMERICA P.O. Box 1406 RlvERTON, UT 84065 (801) 446-5337/Fax: (801) 253-3176 SAN DIEGO SHORT CoURSE WINTERNATIONALS A New Series lry Snowbird Off Road Racing Pro TnlCks, Desert TnlCks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough TnlCk <> (858) 571-5088 SAN DIEGo OFF RoAD ExPOsmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAilY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800.770-2055 <> SFX MOTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. CoMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCOR E INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRAFTSMAN Ro., Sum A CAlABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> Sept 11-13, 2009 Terribles Primm 300 Primm,NV Nov 19-22, 2009 Baja 1000, Baja Mexico SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 LAs VEGAS, NV 89127 702-4524522 Dusty Times October 2-4, 2009 South Point SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV October 29-31, 2009 Off-Road Grand Prix Las Vegas, NV Dec 12, 2009 KARTEK Western Desert Challenge SONS OF TuuNl>ER 4WHEELERS RAcEDMSION KErrnSTEWARr (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CllAu.ENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore -(224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS ExPO MroA PRooucnoNs 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & Bo.NNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-0279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT CoURSE OFF RoAD RACING AssN. 4305 WOOTlARX DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastba:, Racewa,, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SEIUF.S September 46, 2009 Crandon, WI September 26-27, 2009 TBA Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2009 Las Vegas, NV SUPER SEIUF.S (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box706 Toys FoR Tors (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADw..A 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 Snwrr RENo, NV 89502 ·1m-41s.o1n Prairie City, CA 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 GUEIUlERO OFF ROAD CLUB PRoR>. CENOVIO GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING AssoclATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMASWA98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATIUCK McGUIRE P.O. Box376 Ano.MsBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2325 E. KlNos AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85022 (602) 971-3730 <> WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (414) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV fllID,\Y 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OstticosH,WL54901 (414) 688-5509 WORLD SEIUF.S OF OFF ROAD RACING PFIA WORLD RAu,y CeAMPIONSHIP .O.Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-88().7221 Sept +6, 2009 Short Course Crandon, W1 <www.WRc.a:>M> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 CoMMANDER DRIVE LAxE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OmCE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS Luis RENE MONTANO C. ~ lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 CoL iNsuRGENTES £sTE 21280 MExlCAU, BC, MX (686) 564 6653 List your -coming events in DUSTY TIMES free. It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 2009,2010 ~chedules as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: Dusty Times, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311,5003 September 2009 ' Trail Notes ... 18 Pro and 2 Sportsman classes for cars and trucks in Primm, located 45 miles south of Las Vegas at the California border. This year's starting grid is expected to reach nearly 125 vehicles. Late entries will be accepted up until race morning. A total of 23 SCORE Trophy-Trucks, the marquee SCORE racing division for high-tech, 800-horsepower unlimited production trucks entered in time for Saturday's start draw. Drawing the first starting spot in Class 1 was the veteran Southern California team of Richard Boyle, Ridgecrest, and Tom Kirkmeyer, Apple Valley, in the No. 101 Chevy-powered Jefferies open-wheel desert race car. The Boyle/Kirkmeyer team is currently tied for eighth place in Class 1 season points. Roger Norman, Reno, Nev./ Larry Roeseler, Alpine, Calif., return as the defending overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck winner in the No. 8 Norman Motorsports Ford F-150. Drawing first start in Class 1-2/1600 was the team of Brian Wilson, 23, of Long Beach, Calif., and Las Vegas' Sammy Ehrenberg, 44, who will split the driving in the No. 1601 Kreger-VW in Primm. Part of the five vehicle Wilson Motorsports team that will be competing in this year's SCORE Terrible's Primm 300, Wilson and Ehrenberg are also the Class 1-2/1600 season point leaders. There are 23 entered in Trophy Truck, 11 in Class 1, 10 in Class 1/2-1600, 2 in class 3, 2 in Class 5, 2 in Class 5/1600, 2 in Class 6, 1 in Class 7, 2 in Class 7SX, 2 in Class 7-2, 1 in Class 8, 6 in Class 10, 8 in Score Lites, 1 in Class 11, 2 in Stock Full, 1 in Stock Mini and 1 in Class 2. We're sure there will be many additions to this list by race time. SCORE Points - Following his dominating season-opening victory at January's 15th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, a runner-up finish at March's 22nd Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 and a solid seventh in June's 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500, NASCAR Cup owner/driver Robby Gordon has kept himself at the top of a very crowded Overall leaderboard in the 2009 SCORE Desert Series point standings. With 209 points, Gordon, 40, who returns to his desert racing roots as often as his NASCAR schedule allows, also leads the marquee SCORE Trophy-Truck class for high-tech, 800-horsepower, unlimited production trucks in his No. 77 Team Gordon Chevy CKl.500. With two Class 1 open-wheel desert race cars and two Class 1-2/1600 open-wheel cars with 1600cc VW engines, Randy Wilson, 50, the middle of three racing Wilson brothers, leads Class 1 and is 10th in overall points with 183. Ronny Wilson, 47, the youngest of the brothers, is fourth in Class 1 with 150 points while leading Class 1-2/1600 and second in overall points with 202 is Brian Wilson, 24, Randy and Ronny's nephew and son of Rick Wilson, 53, the oldest of the three Wilson brothers. In Class 1, both Wilson brothers drive Chevy-powered J imco open-wheel desert race cars. Eric Duran, Tecate; Calif., is driver of record for his family team and is third overall and second in Class 1-2/1600 in with 200 points in a Neth-VW. After winning Class 10 in San Felipe in his Lothringer-VW, Mike Lawrence, Banning Calif., is leading the class he won the season championship in last year and stands fourth in SCORE overall points with 197. Tied for fifth in overall points are a pair of SCORE class point leaders. With 190 points and undefeated with three class wins each this season are: Kevin Carr, San Diego (Class 5, open VW Baja Bug) and Gavin Skilton, Anaheim, Calif. (Stock Mini, Honda Ridgeline). One of three female regular racers this season, Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., leads the Class 6 points in the , Desert Assassins Ford Ranger. Steele's husband Cameron Steele is ninth in SCORE Trophy-Truck points. Michelle Bruckmann, Lemon Grove, Calif., is fifth in SCORE Lite and Anna Cody, Simi Valley, Calif., and her all-female team, is tied for second in the motorcycle Class 20 points. Top 10 Overall Cars and Trucks -1. Robby Gordon, (SCORE Trophy-Truck), "209, 2. Brian Wilson,, 200, 3. Eric Duran, 200, 4. Mike Lawrence, 197, 5. Kevin Carr, 190, 5. Gavin Skilton, 190, 7. Justin Smith, 189, 7. Dan Chamlee, 189, 9. Cody Robinson, 185. Team Toyo --Team Toyo Off-Road drivers were on a roll this past weekend, winning in both the hot California desert and in short course racing in Michigan. Ron Whitton, with coo river Chas Dana, piloted their Toyo Tires/Whitton Companies/G&R Racing Ford F-150 to win the KC HiLites Midnight Special in Ridgecrest, California. Competing on 39X13.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/r-R tires, the team conquered the grueling 220-mile night race in 4 hours and 53 minutes. Early in the race, Whitton and Dana stopped to replace a rim broken on a rock when trying to pass in the blinding dust. That cost the team approximately seven minutes, but they easily made up that time and took over the lead of the race. This was a great family win, as the 65-year-old Whitton was accompanied by Dana, his 22-year-old grandson. A part of the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) series, the KC HiLites Midnight Special consisted of five 44-mile laps, resulting in a course that became more punishing with every lap. At the 1.5-mile Bark River International Raceway in Bark River, Michigan, Team LeDuc scored victories in both Pro 2WD and Pro 4X4 during the weekend. Kyle LeDuc won back-to-back victories in Pro 4X4 during Rounds 9 and 10 of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series. Driving his #99 Rockstar/Makita/Ford Trucks/Toyo Tires F-150 running on 35X12.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires, he also won two "Oakley Bomb Run" awards for the fastest lap times in each race. Also finishing on the podium in second both days was Rick Huseman, championship points leader and driver of the #36 Monster Energy/rraxxas/foyota/foyo Tires Tundra. NORRA -The NORRA 2009 Mexican 1000 Rally kicks off on September 16, running the length of the Baja peninsula and ending in La Paz on the 20th of the month. The rally is open to most vintage vehicles including race cars and trucks, motorcycles and touring cars. Guaranteed to be a hell of a good time for all, win lose or draw, call NORRA today if you have not entered and get in for the fun. For more info call NORRA at 661-268-1232 or Be a part of history, contact NORRA today! · • more Trall Notes anp■a•33 Page 7

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LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD SERIES N·ight Racing At Lake Elsinore By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo Kyle LeDuc had an absolutely wonderful weekend at Lake Elsinore, he took the Unlimited 2/4 race win both days, here nicely airborne. After their initial event at Lake Elsinore in June, the Lucas Oil folks could see that no one wanted to sit in the full sun in the middle of summer, even if the racing was good. So they went night racing. Current short course wisdom says that "If you race on Friday night, no one will come." Whether that is actually correct, may never be known, but it was enough to turn the Lucas Oil people against Friday nights. • They decided to program the racing for Saturday and Sunday nights. And, since they had registration, practice, tech and uali in on Frida it made for a very long weekend. On Saturday and Sunday the gates opened to the public at 3:00 p.m., and racing began at 5 p.m ., with Karts, and then the UTVs. It was seven p.m. before they got to the Limited Buggies, which was the first of the six familiar short-course buggy and truck classes. The plan was that on Sunday they'd start all the racing an hour earlier than on Saturday, and with luck, would be finished an hour earlier. The LOORS people hadn't actually installed lights, but had rented four very tall contraptions, each with 15 big lights on it, that are meant to li ht thin s u for John Fitzgerald flew to the Limited Buggy race win on Saturday, John Finished second in the Sunday event at Lake Elsinore. television cameras. They did a pretty good job, and placed strategically as they were at the corners of the layout, they certainly made the racing very visible for the spectators. It was a bit dim in some sections, and reading numbers on the race vehicles as they zoomed past was difficult, but for the most part the spectators don't care about things like that anyway. -Very few changes had been made since the June events. The course had been "massaged" a bit here and there, but was still the same mile-long track, with four left turns and two rights and that scary long· jump into a blind corner on the back side. The course is fun for the racers, and it's wide enough for passing, but some folks are starting to wonder if it shouldn't be shorter. It takes a long time to groom and/ or water it, and if a class doesn't have 20 or so entries, they tend to look very lonely when stretched out on a mile-long track. It also seems l:o take a long time for the rescue/tow vehicles to get to an overturned or broken race car. There are still no grandstands, but the foldirtg chairs are well liked. They have taken out a block of seats from the west end, arid two complete rows up at the top were. removed, Greg George really gets airborne, Greg took the gold on Saturday in Unlimited Buggy, Greg was an nfortunate dnf on Sunday. making access much easier for taking over the lead on Turn folks who want to make a quick 3 of the last lap to get another run to the port-a-potties, or for win. Winbury was second and drink vendors and the like. Anderson third. There are now a total of 5,000 Saturday's Limited Buggy comfortable seats. They'd event had 21 cars lined up, and apparently had a problem they got off to a good start, with their sound system, and without even a warm-up lap. on Saturday the ear-splitting By the second lap they were noise that purported to be already towing someone away, their announcers was virtually and Bruce Fraley had gone unintelligible, but happily, by into the lead, with Sean Geiser Sunday morning they'd found in second and John Fitzgerald someone who knew how to fix third. On the third lap Geiser that. spun in Turn 1 and lost a Racing began each day with position to Curt Geer. By the the Karts, and on Saturday Miles fourth lap Fraley's car seemed Cheek won the Junior 1 Karts, to give off a little smoke now while Sheldon Creed took the and then win on Sunday. The Junior 2 On the fifth lap, as Fraley, Karts went to Trent Williams Fitzgerald and Geer continued on Saturday and Jerrett Brooks to lead; a car went onto its side on Sunday. The Modified in Turn 3, but caused almost Karts went to Connor Hart on no problem. Then the full Saturday and Sheldon Creed course mandatory yellow went on Sunday. Sunday's Modified into effect on the seventh lap, Kart event was a shambles, as and closed up the field. It was it was at first too dusty, so they still Fraley, Fitzgerald and Geer. halted it and watered, and then And on the restart it went the it was predictably, too wet and same way. Karts went every which way. -Fitzgerald closed up on Part of the problem is that their Fraley some, and on the white • track cuts between two sections · flag lap went by him just after of the long course, and doesn't Turn 4 to take over the lead. get enough use, so it isn't Fraley was unable to regain his packed down. The Kart flag position, so at the finish it was men earned their keep during Fitzgerald, Fraley and Geer. that event. Geiser, who'd looked quick The UTVs race on the entire early on, had pulled out with a almost-a-mile long track, and broken trans after ten laps that's too long for the number When they came back on of UTVs, but the Kart course Sunday there were only 20 of would probably be too short, them. Geiser was back, but and anyway, the UTV folks Sammy Ehrenberg didn't make want to race on the long course, it. The first trip through even i.f it makes it less exciting Turn 1 left a car behind, with for the spectators. At the front a broken left rear corner, but of Saturday's event there was everyone else was chasing Justin some good battling going on Davis; who'd gone into the and ultimately, Chad George lead. Fitzgerald was second took the win with Robert and.Fraley ran third. But by VanBeekum in second place the second lap Fitzgerald led, and R.J. Anderson in third. Fraley was second and Davis was Then on Sunday it was nearly down a lap after some miscue, the same cast of characters. though running in the lead VanBeekum fell out, but pack. Fitzgerald pulled out a George and Tyler Winbury good lead and a pack of cars had a great race, with George was worrying at Davis's rear John Harrah took a second place finish in Super Lite in the Sunday It was a second place finish both days in the Unlimited 2 races Brian Deegan was the second place finisher both days in the Unlimited Lite races, Brian is seen here flying through the night. race, John was the eighth place finisher in the Saturday race. for Carl Renezeder, seen here flying low. Pages September 2009 Dusty Times II

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II Kent Brascho had a fourth and a sixth place finish in the Unlimited Bryce Menzies took a fourth place finish in the Unlimited 4 race Mike Halliday (904) finished fourth in Unlimited Buggy on 2/4 races at Lake Elsinore, here at speed. on Sunday, Bryce Finished seventh in the Sunday event. Saturday, Mike was unlucky 13th in the Sunday event. Chris Boyer and Joe Laff all in his mirrors, and all very capable of moving up. Still, it remained Fitzgerald and Fraley at the front. Chris Boyer ran third for a while, and then Kyle Quinn moved into third for a lap, only to be bumped by Sean Geiser. Thanks to his broken trans on Saturday, Geiser had started at the back of the pack this time, and was gradually working his way up. As they threw the mandatory full course yellow on lap seven, it was Fitzgerald, Fraley and Geiser, with Geer now up to fourth. On the restart they went off the line in a tight clump, Fitzgerald, Fraley, Geiser and Geer, but in Turn 2, Fraley took over the lead. And he stayed there through the checkered flag. So it was Fraley, Fitzgerald and Geiser at the finish. On Saturday the Unlimited Buggies were next in line, with Dusty Times 20 cars on the grid. But not for long. Larry Job went missing on the first lap, while Mike Dondel went into the lead, chased by Greg Foster and Greg George. On the fourth lap George took the inside line in Turn 2 and slid past Foster to move into second place. Meanwhile, Dondel had built a good lead When they flew the mandatory yellow flag it was still Dondel, George and Foster. They did a second yellow flag lap when the starter didn't like the looks of things. After the restart, as they headed into the bumps after Turn 1, Dondel and George made contact, and Dondel went sideways. George went into the lead. Some others got tangled up, trying to avoid trouble, and two cars got momentarily stuck together, but managed to unstick themselves Now it was George, Bobby Pecoy in second, Dondel third and Rich Ronco fourth. Pecoy disappeared a couple laps later, and Dondel had moved up into second place, with Ronco behind him in third. And at the finish it was George, Dondel and Ronco. George had recorded the fast lap for the event at 1:04:269 When they came back on Sunday there were only 19 of them. They started at 7 p.m., not yet dark, but at least it was appreciably cooler than it could have been. Greg George zipped to t~e front, looking blazingly fast, with Randy Minnier second and Rich Ronco third. As they went into Turn 1 at the start of their second lap there was a big tangle, and when it cleared up Mike Cohen was left behind, with a broken spindle, bent wheel, bent tie rod and a broken wrist. He had to be towed away, and they flew a full course yellow flag to get it done. Geor-ge, who'd had a good lead already, now had Minnier and 2, 163 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 800-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters Ronco right on his tail as they did a very slow yellow flag lap. 1n fact, they did two slow yellow flag laps. When they restarted it was again George, Minnier and Ronco, and they drove that way for three laps, with George again building a very long lead, and then Minnier made an error in Turn 6 and Ronco moved up to second, with Mike · Dondel moving up to third. So on the eighth lap, which was the mandatory full course yellow, it was George, Ronco and Dondel and once again, it was a very slow pace lap, to give those in the back time to catch up. Tim Herbst had a right rear flat At the restart George held his lead with Ronco in second, and Cameron Steele moved up to third, with Dondel in fourth. George was once again building a long lead, but then his car started to smoke, and in Turn 1 of the 11th lap it quit. Meanwhile, Dondel had passed both Steele and Ronco to move to second, and then Steele got by Ronco also to hold second, with Ronco third. That's how it went until the end, with · Chuck Cheek in fourth, his car also sending up smoke signals. At the checkered flag it was Dondel, Steele and Ronco. It was Steele's best finish so far in this class. George recorded the . fast lap for this heat also, at 1:04.925, and the official paperwork reported that Dondel received a "6-point deduction for rough driving." Apparently the .authorities decided to hit them in their points standing, rather than using the black flag. Each day the Opening Ceremonies were performed either after the Limited Buggies or after the Unlimited Buggies. This involved, among other things, the National Anthem Continued on page 10 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 ~~4 1-866-791-76!16 • LAS VEGAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH• SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM September 2009 Page 9

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and then a parachutist• who floated down with a huge American flag held beneath him. As he landed the flag dropped onto the ground and someone ran out and unceremoniously bundled it up and took it away. There's some grumbling about that amongst the older folk in the audience who believe that the flag is not supposed to be allowed to touch the ground. But the older folk are not the target audience at these events. The third race each day was for the Superlite trucks. These are spec trucks, all alike, with Mazda engines and each can carry a passenger. They're als9 available for rent for a weekend of racing. The class is new for this season, and slowly adding numbers. For this event there were nine trucks on Saturday. That's a fairly small group for such a long course, but they're so alike that they don't get as widely separated as another class might. Their events are a bit shorter also, at just eight laps. Of particular interest this weekend was the fact that one of the trucks was being driven by Ricky James, a paraplegic motocross racer who has to use just hand controls. James, who is 21 years old now, was injured in a race when he was 16, and in the ensuing years has found ways for himself to ride motorcycles again, although he's paralyzed from the sternum down The trucks got off to a good start, and John Harrah went into the early lead with Chad Leising chasing him. Joey Granatelli ran third. James, who'd started last, was fifth by the second lap and fourth on lap three. Harrah held his lead, and built a big space between himself and Leising. The fourth lap was the mandatory yellow flag lap, and by then James was up to fourth place while Harrah, Leising and Granatelli were the leaders. On the restart, the were Bruce Fraley was the Limited Buggy race winner on Sunday, he was one second out of the win in the Saturday competition. three abreast and very close going into the whoops after Turn 1. Jason Patison got sideways and slowly rolled over onto his lid. Then on the seventh lap Harrah rolled over in Turn 2, and now it was Leising, Granatelli and James at the front. On the last lap James charged to the front to take the win. Dawson Kirchner moved up to finish second and in third it was Andr.ew Conriepicard. Leising had recorded the fast lap at 1:09:845, and Granatelli was penalized eight points for rough driving When the SuperLites came back on Sunday there were nine again. When they flagged them off several of them spun in turn 1 and others ran into them, so they did a restart which worked a lot better, with just one truck spinning in Turn 1. David Reyes had the lead at the end of the first lap, and Chad Leising was hot on his tail. But at the end of the second lap Ricky James was at the front, and Leising was chasing him. On the fourth lap a couple of trucks got tangled, one facing east, the other west, and they spun in circles for a few moments, 'til they got themselves detached. Meanwhile, James built a very ·long lead, with Leising second and Reyes third. On the restart, Brandon Bailey got heavy footed a second before the green flag waved, and jumped into the lead from his actual sixth place. The officials weren't going for it, and waved the yellow flags again. When they restarted this time, it was James, and Leising and Reyes, and there were just two laps left to go. John Harrah slipped past Reyes on the eighth lap, and then went past Leising on the ninth lap to take second. James got another victory, with Harrah second and Leising third. James had the fast lap for the event, at 1: 14: 128 on the third lap, and Jason Patiso'n was docked a couple of positions for "rough driving." On Saturday night it was announced that there was a "sell-out" crowd The next item on the agenda was the Pro-4 class, or the four-wheel-drive trucks. On Saturday they started at about 9 p.m., with ten trucks. They no sooner got off the line than it was announced that there'd be a restart, which was surely a disappointment to Troy Herbst, because he'd jumped into the lead. When they tried it again he was out front again, but this time Kyle LeDuc was neck and neck with him. LeDuc was racing here for the first time, having been competing in the TORC series in other venues. It was a Super Lite conquest both days for Ricky James, Ricky is seen here churnin' dir(on his way to victory. Bryce Menzies has also nioved into this class, driving the truck that used to belong to Travis Coyne On the second lap LeDuc passed Herbst in the bumps between Turns 1 and 2 to go into the lead. He began to build a big space between himself and the rest of the pack, and Carl Renezeder had moved himself up to third. Jerry Daugherty's truck seemed to be unwell, and on the sixth lap Renezeder's truck went up in smoke and he was done LeDuc held the lead, and now Alan Pflueger's truck, with Mike Johnson doing the driving, was third. Pflueger had stayed home with a family emergency. On the sixth lap it was LeDuc, and Johnson and Troy Herbst, and Coyne pulled into the Hot Pit and never came out again. They had two laps of yellow, and when they flew the green flag again, Daugherty fell way back, something definitely wrong with his truck On about the ninth lap Johnson got past LeDuc i.{l Turn 3 and held the lead briefly, but LeDuc went back around him. Then Troy Herbst, who'd been third, spun in Turn 1 and hit the wall, and dropped way back. Now it was LeDuc, Johnson and Tim Herbst. LeDuc built a big lead, but on the 11th lap his truck was smoking, giving off a lot of smoke. And it continued to smoke for the next lap and a half. • On the white flag lap he was still leading, with Johnson second and Tim Herbst third. Troy Herbst ran into the wall in Turn 1 again, having a problem of some kind. LeDuc's truck hung on long enough to take the win, with Johnson second in Pflueger's truck, and Tim Herbst in third place. Renezeder had recorded the fast lap at 1:00:972 on lap 4. . When they returned on Sunday they were a bit earlier on the program. And, while they'd raced to a full house on Saturday, there were definitely fewer spectators in the stands on. Sunday. Most seemed to think it was because it was a work night. It certainly had nothing to do with the weather, which was balmy and cool from about seven p .m . on. There were ten trucks again, and Renezeder was on the pole. They did three pace laps, and at the start, Renezeder jumped into the lead, with Daugherty hot on his heels and LeDuc in third. By the time they'd completed their second lap LeDuc had second place, and with Daugherty in third Keith Brascho was fourth and closing Curt Geer finished third in the Limited Buggy fracas on Saturday, It was a second place finish in Super Lite on Saturday for Dawson Rodrigo Ampudia was the third place finisher on Saturday in Unlimited 2, Rodrigo finished a long 16th in the Sunday event. he was the fourth place finisher in the Sunday race. Kirchner, Dawson finished eighth in the Sunday event. Rob Naughton took the win in the Unlimited Lite race on Saturday, Cameron Steele had a disappointing 14th place finish on Rob was way back in 12th place in the Sunday event. Saturday in, Cam finished in second place in the Sunday event. Page 10 September 2009 It was a fourth place finish for Kyle Quinn in Limited Buggy on Saturday, Kyle took a sixth place finish on Sunday. Dusty Times

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Sean Geiser was awarded a 20th place finish in Limited Buggy In the Unlimited 2 Saturday race, it was Jeff Ward taking fourth on Saturday, Sean took a third place finish in the Sunday race. place, Jeff finished seventh in the Sunday race. Greg Adler finished a long 15th on Saturday in the Unlimited 2 Saturday race, Greg finished in fourth place in the Sunday race. up. Daugherty helped him move up, when he spun in Turn 3 and lost a couple of positions. So Brascho went off in pursuit of LeDuc while Renezeder built a long lead. Meanwhile, Curt LeDuc, wh_o' d pulled out before completing a lap on Saturday, finished two laps on Sunday and then pulled out. By the fourth lap they were all pretty widely separated, with the only real battle being Coyne trying to get around Troy Herbst. They did some banging and then Coyne ended up parked in the infield. Lap six was more of the same and then lap seven was the full course yellow. When they restarted on the eighth lap Renezeder pulled into the Hot Pit, leaving LeDuc in the lead, Brascho second and Troy Herbst third A great weekend for Todd leDuc, he took the gold medal in Unlimited 2 both days, he's seen here flying to victory. Chris Brandt won the Unlimited Lite race on Saturday, Chris finished in third place in the Sunday event. Renezeder came back out, but didn't run at full speed, and was last. LeDuc built a big lead, and Brascho chased him, while Tim Herbst passed his brother and took over third. On the 11th lap he passed Brascho and moved up to second. Also on the 11th lap Daugherty crashed coming out of Turn 2 and had to be towed away. LeDuc had built a huge lead by now, and they pulled a full course yellow on the 12th lap to clear Daugherty off the course. They announced that it would then be a "green, while and checkered" finish. They actually brought the water truck out to wet down Turn 5 during the lull. On the restart it was LeDuc, Tim Herbst, Troy Herbst and Brascho. Then Johnson hit Troy and sent him off course on the other side of Turn 2. He came back on course, but it was clear to see that he was not happy and he'd lost two positions while Johnson moved into third On the 14th lap Brascho's truck started to smoke. LeDuc led serene! on as Brascho pulled off, Tim Herbst held second and Johnson was in third. Troy Herbst put on a hard charge and regained one position, but couldn't catch Johnson. LeDuc took the win, Tim Herbst was second and Johnson third. LeDuc had recorded the fast lap, at 1:02:035, and Troy Herbst was docked one position for "rough driving." After the Unlimited-4s it was time for the Unlimited Lites on Saturday. There were 12 of them. Rodrigo Ampudia was in the number 50 truck in place of Chuck Dempsey, who broke his foot badly during the racing in June and was still unable to drive. They got off to a good start with Matt Loiodice leading and Brian Deegan in second, followed by Jon Probst. Deegan went into the lead on the second lap, passing Loiodice as they exited Turn l. On the third lap Ampudia rolled over in Turn 5, and went back onto his wheels, but was now last. And in the meantime it was Deegan, Loiodice and Jimmy Stephensen at the front of the pack. Deegan and Loiodice stayed firm in the front, but trouble was brewin behind them. Mike Dondel took a second place finish in Unlimited Buggy on Saturday, Mike took the gold medal in the Sunday event. Dusty Times Robert Naughton was closing up, and by the fifth lap was fourth, and on lap six he was third. The next lap was the mandatory yellow flag lap On the restart Deegan grabbed the point, and the next four trucks were in a tight clump, a recipe for disaster. And disaster it was for Loiodice and Todd Cuffaro who did a sort of off-road ballet, and rolled over in unison. Cuffaro was towed awa but Loiodice got fired up and moving again, last in line, and on the second restart he headed for the hot pits. Now it was Deegan and Stephensen in front and there was a crowd behind them, with some banging and shoving in Turn l. Heath Carpenter did a cart-wheel in Turn 2, but landed on his wheels and went on. Naughton had fallen back to fourth, but zipped back up to second on the 11th la and started worrying at Deegan's rear. On the last lap, in the last turn, he passed Deegan to get the lead and the win. Deegan was second and Chris Brandt, who'd been in third since the ninth lap, finished third. Naughton recorded the fast lap at 1:05.327. When the Unlimited Lite trucks came back on Sunday there were 12 of them again. They got off to a good start, Continued on a e 12 would Like To congratulate Haney/Burns Motorsports TOdd Craig ts~ Plaee Class g Jahn Fltaaerald II -Unllmi~ed Buggy Wins At Bafk Riv•, Pei ilW M.O.R.E. Freedom ISO & Lake llslnare ,I l.llt U5 IIBIP You alt n, 11,a lfn/5h UIIII 818-998-2739 9763 Variel Avenue, Chatsworth CA 91311 September 2009 Page 11

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Chuck Dempsey was the 12th place finisher on Saturday in the Tim Herbst took third in Unlimited 2/4 on Saturday, and was the Unlimited lite race, Chuck got a third place finish in the Sunday race. silver medal winner in the Sunday race. Chuck Cheek took a 16th place finish on Saturday in Unlimited Buggy, Chuck was the fourth place finisher in the Sunday event. except for Heath Carpenter who spun in Turn 1 and dropped to last. Then John Harrah went around in Turn 2, and took over the tail end position. In the meantime Chris Brandt went into the lead with Jon Probst chasing him and Brian Deegan third. On the third lap Leroy Loerwald hit Carpenter at the end of the first turn, and that sent Loerwald off course and back on, having lost a couple of positions. At the front of the pack Naughton had moved himself up to second place, chasing Brandt and now Ampudia was in third. Deegan had dropped to fourth. Now it was Brandt, Naughton and Ampudia and as the mandatory yellow flag flew on Lap 7 they were mixing it up with lapped trucks. On the restart they held the same order, but then Naughton' s truck started to smoke and he pulled out. That moved Deegan into second and Ampudia up to third place. They ran that way to the finish, pretty much maintaining the same separation, and no one made any mistakes for anyone else to capitalize on. Brandt· not only got the win, but he recorded the fast lap for this heat at 1:06.932. The final event on Saturday was for the Unlimited 2 trucks, and there were 17 of them. They went off the line at just about 10:30. Kevin Probst took a hit in Turn 1 that ended his race, and there was some hard ban in in Turn 2 that left a couple of trucks behind. Then Greg Adler turned turtle in Turn 5 and at that point a full course yellow came out, and then they had a re-start. Dale Dondel went into the lead, with Jeff Ward second and Rodrigo Ampudia in third place. Larry Roeseler was about three-quarters of a lap back, dealing with an unknown problem in his truck, and Bryce Menzies was also well off the pace, but both of them were in front of Adler, who did get his truck started once it was back on its wheels. On the third lap it was Dondel, Ward and Ampudia. Then Whelchel came to a halt at the start of the front straight, tucked up against the wall, steaming or smoking or both. Roeseler was slowly limping around, trying to figure out his problem. The full course yellow flags came out. Once they got Whelchel off the track they led all the trucks off the track, and parked them in the Hot Pit, while they made hasty repairs to the track. It seems Whelchel had dug a big divot in the track. When they restarted the race on lap 6, it was 10:45. Once again it was Dondel in front, and now Renezeder was second and Todd LeDuc was third. Behind them Ward and Ampudia battled hard for position They did another lap with Renezeder, Dondel and LeDuc in front and then the had the mandatory full course yellow to "'tighten up" the race. When they re-started it was still Renezeder, Dondel and LeDuc, and now Ampudia was fourth. He moved into third on the niq,th lap, and Robby Woods pulled off and parked his truck. When they took the white flag it was Renezeder, LeDuc and Ampudia, and on the finish it was LeDuc, and then Renezeder with a right rear flat and Ampudia. Ward finished fourth. Renezeder had recorded the fast lap at 1:03.103 and Bryce Menzies was docked six points for "rough driving." Om Sunday they started the whole program about an hour earlier, hoping to get finished an hour earlier, and they came close. The final event on Sunday started at 9:55 instead of 10:30. There were 17 trucks again, and Roeseler thought he'd solved his problem, which had to do with some switches on the console that he hit with his right arm, turning things off. Unfortunately, on Sunday something else went wrong and his truck went up in smoke before he got a lap done. On the first lap the lead belonged to Michael Johnson with Ampudia in second, Jeff Ward third, Dale Dondel fourth and Todd LeDuc in fifth. But this was a very busy race, and things changed constantly. On the second lap Ampudia moved into the lead with LeDuc second Johnson third, Dondel fourth and Bryce Menzies in fifth. Ward spun after Turn 3 and lost about six positions. Jerry Whelchel was already in trouble, though he may not have known it yet. His brakes were all lit up, glowing like some kind of special effect, and looking very dramatic as he flew the jumps at the rear. LeDuc went into the lead on the third lap, with Ampudia second, Menzies third, Dondel fourth and Johnson back to fifth. He was apparently having a problem, because two laps later his truck gave up the ghost in a puff of smoke. On lap 4 Ampudia moved to the front, taking Menzies up into second and Dondel into third. LeDuc dropped back to about fifth place. On the sixth lap Menzies went into the lead passing Ampudia after Turn 4. Then Lap 7 was t_he mandatory yellow flag lap, and it was Menzies, Ampudia, Dondel, LeDuc and Renezeder. At the restart it was Menzies, Ampudia, LeDuc and Dondel, but then Ampudia spun at the end of Turn 2, stalled and dropped to last. Menzies held the lead with LeDuc chasing and Renezeder now in third. Dondel dropped to fourth. Now Kevin Probst' s brakes were glowing like Whelchel's, and then he developed a rear flat also. Menzies hung onto the lead and LeDuc couldn't close u . But on the 12th lap Menzies spun in Turn 3 and lost two positions. That put LeDuc into the lead and Renezeder second. And that's how they finished: LeDuc, Renezeder and Menzies. LeDuc had recorded the fast lap for this event, and Ampudia earned a ten point deduction for rough driving. It was all over at 10:15 p.m. The weather is definitely nicer in the evening, but it's impossible to make everyone happy. The stands were not full on Sunday. Apparently it's too difficult to get up on Monday and go to work after a late night at the races. Some of the racers weren't happy about that either, because many of them hold down five-day-a-week jobs and do the racing as a hobby. It appears the series folks will have to decide whether to race to partly empty stands on Friday night or Sunday night. They don't seem to have any problem filling the seats on Saturday nights. There is apparently little problem with afternoon racing either, except that they won't come when it's really hot. This seems to hold true no matter which series it is. The Lucas Oil group leaves Lake Elsinore for a while now, and goes to Surprise, Arizona in October and Primm, Nevada in November. The series comes back to race at Lake Elsinore in December, when they can be fairly certain it won't be too hot for comfort in the randstands. 9'I Bryce Menzies took a fifth place finish in Unlimited 2 on Saturday, Todd Cuffaro was a long 11th place on Saturday in Unlimited lite, Bryce took a third place finish in the Sunday meeting. Todd came back with a fourth place finish in the Sunday race. It was a pair of fifth place finishes in the Unlimited Buggy races . drill h r in I v I fli h . Andrew Compriepcard finished third in Super light on Saturday, Mark Johnson was in for Jimmy Pflueger this weekend, Mark took a Andrew finished in seventh place in the Sunday event. second in Unlimited 2/4 on Saturday, third place in the Sunday race. Page 12 September 2009 John Probst was the fourth place finisher in the Unlimited lite Race on Saturday, Jon took a fifth place finish in the Sunday event. Dusty Times T

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lJ\.lcC 56TH ACROPOLIS RALLY Mikko And Ford Take The Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Focus RS to the overall win at the Acropolis Rally, here in low flight. This year's Acropolis was an event to remember. The world championship, which for a while this year has looked like going to France in extra fast time, suddenly became alive, with Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb crashing and Dani Sordo being delayed. BP Ford scored points for finishing 1-2 in the Makes' series and radically closed the championship gaps. It was also Ford's 70th World rally win, they were now only four short of Lancia' s all ti_me record. It was M-Sport's own 40th win, it was the first win of the season for Mikko Hirvonen. Suddenly the 2009 season had come alive, with interest everywhere as team chief Malcolm Wi Ison hosted his new chief, Gerard Quinn at the event, this was "the perfect weekend". A Greek privateer driver won the PCWRC category in a Skoda Fabia, Evgeniy Novikov became the youngest driver ever to win a WRC special stage, the memories were everywhere. His second place was easily the best result in the world championship so far for Ogier, Qassimi had his best WCR result. The second half of the 2009 FIA World Rally Championship started at a hot and dusty Acropolis Rally where a lot of changes were to be found. Having been based for the ast three ears close to the Greek capital Athens, this year the base had been moved to Loutraki, some 100km west of Athens, near the celebrated canal city of Corinth, with the Ceremonial start held on a bridge straddling the Canal itself. Loutraki is notable as a therapeutic spa. town and a source of natural spring water. The event had been past Loutraki before, when a remote service park was held there last year. The nature of the rally route had changed a lot since last year, on the first day it was run around the Golf of Corinth, past Delphi to Itea, where this year there was a remote service halt. The second day saw stages the other side of Corinth, in the Peloponnese peninsula, the first time the Acropolis had visited this part of Greece since 1991. The final day visited stages in the mountains to the east of Loutraki. Several of the stages, especially on the first day, were only used once. While this was good for reducing the degradation caused by double passage it increased the amount of extra pre-rally work which had to be covered during the regulatory two day recce. It was likely to be the hottest rally of this year's championship, and in many ways the most exhausting for the crews, on account of the effect of the heat on crews wearin multila ered fireproof overalls. It was . also one of the most demanding on account of tyre wear. Clerk of the Course Anita Passalis, "The Loutraki municipal authorities are very helpful and enjoyed the short time when the rally passed last year. The reason why so many stages are once-only is mainly to have the chance to re-visit several historic stages in the classic areas around Delphi, and there isn't time to do them twice. Going to Peloponnese gives spectators the chance to escape, camping, getting away from it all feeling!" The originally published list of competitors named 47 crews, including all nine registered WRC team drivers, and most importantly Petter Solberg. Solberg's entry meant that his plan to compete at Le Mans could not now happen. He used the same car as in Sardinia, but now with extra cooling fans fitted for the engine. Co-driver Phil Mills said: "It wasn't funny driving round the stages in Sardinia with the in-car heater at full power!" Since the original Acropolis entry list had been published the additional Adapta team's Subaru Impreza World Rally Car entry for Ari Vovos had been withdrawn: Adapta were back to the sole entry for Mads Ostberg, who had another new codriver onas Andersson. Lambros Athanassoulas drove his Skoda Fabia S2000 to the PCWRC win, he finished a well driven eighth overall at A cropolis. JWRC cars were not in Greece Greece was the first appearance (their next event being Poland) but by Gerard Quinn in his new the PCWRC were, with 17 entries position as Ford of Europe's including one Guest driver and competition chief. As on the · two of the PSD drivers. The Guest previous event in Sardinia it was was Lambros Athanassoulas, at his team's driver, Jari-Matti Latvala, the wheel of a Skoda Fabia S2000 who started with a tremendous rented from Italy. The Subaru entry advantage. On the opening day · for TSI Racing in India was taken Latvala was running sixth car on over by Italian gentleman driver the road (sixth being his position Stefano Marrini. The withdrawal in the world drivers championship of the Vovos entry was a major blow standings) with no fewer than four for Greek enthusiasts, it was the first stages (totalling 94km) being run time ever that a Greek driver had in virgin, uncleaned, conditions. not been present on this event in a Sebastien Loeb, suffering the pains top level rally car. In all 45 cars were of stardom, ran first car on the road accepted for the rally. once again. Running-order tactics • This was the third event in were anticipated with a vengeance which the five Pirelli Star Driver during the event 20 ... award winners were competing, Shakedown produced some and another chance for Jarkko curious results. Fastest was Evgeniy Nikara, who scored three scratch Novikov at 2ml9.8 s, 0.2 second in times among the Group N drivers front of Loeb and another 0.1 better in Sardinia, to show his natural than Federico Villagra, In all, there talents. The Ralliart Italia's were no fewer than six cars within foe! contamination problems a second of the fastest time. The experienced by all the members roads by general consent were not as of the team in Sardinia had been rough as usual, the weather was hot, traced to degradation of the rubber middle to higher '30s, suggestions fuel tanks in the cars. For Acropolis of possible rain during the rally these were replaced by smaller receded in the forecasts, this was in metal fuel tanks with auxiliary other respects going to be a classic1 secondary tanks to extend the Acropolis. . range, and recent hot weat_her The main stories in recce tests in South Italy suggested their concerned the Pirelli Star Drivers. Sardinia problem had been solved. Tapper had a collision with Sousa, Jon Williams' Sardinia problems who he claimed had stopped were different: he suffered a clutch unexpectedly in a stage. Nikara and master cylinder failure and later W illiams had a head-on collision tackled two stages with power which immobilised one of the cars, steering trouble. and the crews then had to share the Further down the field, surviving car for the rest of recce. the Acropolis saw the world The embarrassing thing was that the championship debut of the Opel accident happened when both crews Corsa S2000 in the hands of veteran had taken the wrong route and was Greek gentleman driver Haris not on the rally route at all! There Kaltsounis. The list of starters, was a spectacular send off to the however, was a little curious. Apart rally on the Thursday evening, with from two Citroen C2 S 1600s from the Ceremonial Start held at dusk the Czech Republic there ·were on a bridge over the Corinth Canal. absolutely none of the privateer Day 1 - 5 Stages - Gravel -foreign entries which used to 119.37kms characterize the event, and only Jari-Matti Latvala had a heaven 12 of the entries were not priority sent chance of ten championship com etitors. points and he set off with that i[). mind. Overnight there had been a strong wind in the area, so the chances of ingesting dust was not likely. The cancellation of the third stage meant that there would be an Sebastien Ogier and Julien lngrassis were the second overall finishers in their Citroen C4, seen here entering a sharp right turn. inordinately long road section after stage two, to the remote service park at ltea. The drivers had to wait for some 80 minutes outside a time control, quite enough time to require hotel facilities for a welcome brush up. Crews loaded their rally cars with emergency spare parts, which could be used during the service ·at ltea, and on this occasion by special regulations, could then be left there afterwards. Latvala had problems with a loose bonnet · retaining clip but held the lead Jari-Matti Latvala drove his Ford Focus RS to a third place overall finish at through to the final stage of the Acropolis, here with lots of power on. · day, the only stage of the day which Page 14 September 2009 Dusty Times

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A second place finish in PCWRC, ninth overall in the rally, 22 seconds It was a fifth place overall finish for Conrad Rautenbach at Matthew Wilson saves a bit of tire wear on a stage at the Acropolis Rally, he finished 14th overall in his Ford Focus RS. out of the class win, Nasser Al Attiyah and his Subaru lmpreza. Acropolis, seen here at very high speed heading for home. was repeated. Chasing Jari-Matti hard was Dani Sordo, while first running Sebastien Loeb was lying eighth after the first stage. Petter Solberg had a broken suspension bolt on the second stage, losing some 40 seconds, but happily had a spare of the offending part and finished the day in fourth place, behind Loeb but in front of brother, Henning. Henning had a slow start, having overcooked his brakes and was suffering from a set-up problem. His Stobart teammate Matthew Wilson had to stop on stage two when his Focus' engine oil pressure failed. Federico Villagra was delayed by a broken driveshaft, but changed this for a spare at the remote service. After his spectacularly fastest time at the Shakedown test, the 18 year old Evgeniy Novikov was fastest overall on stage four, only to have a double puncture on stage five and drop down to 13th. The final stage of the day, six, saw a disaster for Latvala, when he lost over 3m30s off the road. "It was the second time through this stage. First time through we discovered we could go faster through a particular bend. So second time through we went quicker, only to realise the-braking distance for the following hairpin was too short ... " Tyres were playing their part, Mads Ostberg had his Subaru's tyres wear down to the construction and he crawled through the final stage. Conrad Rautenbach had a tyre delaminate · as well. Khalid Al Qassimi had a huge impact, and nearly rolled, damaging the sumpguard and starter motor in the process. The long road sections made for a very tedious day for just five stages, but then tactics came to the fore on the final stage. The decision to ask Dani Sordo to slow at the end of stage six was taken in just seconch; by the Citroen team when they discovered that Latvala, running behind Sordo, had been delayed. Sordo's codriver Marc Marti said they suddenly received orders "to lose 15 seconds or so", when they were only 80 metres from the end of the stage • going flat-out. Sordo complied, slowing by a quarter minute on the final split section of the stage, neatly dropping back behind Hirvonen, expecting to move from second to third in the running order for the Saturday. They did not, however, realize the extent of the problem for Latvala, who was running behind them, and found their maneuver meant that Sordo had dropped from a potential first to second - a much greater advantage than expected! Kaltsounis, in the private Greek Corsa S2000, retired on the final stage .of the day with engine overheating. · Skodas were dominating PCWRC, not only the car of Patrik Sandell but also that of local Guest driver Lambros Athanassoulas, at Dusty Times the wheel of the car which Renato Travaglia uses in Italy. Armindo Araujo won the first stage of the day, Nasser Al Attiyah won stage two, Athanassoulas four and five. and then Al Attiyah the final stage. All of this meant that the Athanassoulas was leading the category most of the day. Sandell's rally was going according to plan, even if they had pushed their tyres too hard on stage five. Martin Prokop had some misfiring trouble. Patrik Flodin struggled with the wrong set-up. Andis Neiksans had constant overheating. Bernardo Sousa damaged a couple of rims. Gianluca Linari had overheating. In the PSD section, Jarkko Nikara had pulled ahead of Martin Semerad, scoring the fastest time for a Group N car on the opening stage, even before the Czech driver had front differential trouble and stopped for the day. At the same tlme Nicos Thomas stopped for the day with a broken gearbox. By the end of the day Nikara was leading Mark Tapper and Jon Williams, but then had to stop with an overheating engine which was found to be too badly damaged to carry on. Day 2 - 6 Stages - Gravel -135.36kms Slightly cooler conditions arrived for the second day, when the rally headed into the Peloponnese peninsula, and three completely new stages. Each stage had its own character, the first was a technical delight for drivers, the second was a curious mix including an amazingly steep downhill stretch as well as a grassy stretch, that wound in and around rocks which were easy to hit, while the third was another mix with nice flowing roads and a tight twisty section through a forest. The visit to Peloponnese was going to be remembered for a long time. The leader, Mikko Hirvonen, braced himself for an assault on his lead which never came. On the first stage the five times world champion Sebastien Loeb crashed and retired, then on the second his teammate Dani Sordo damaged his suspension and retired for the day. In the meantime Latvala, who started the day in 11th place, was in disgrace but became more and more favoured in the team as he climbed up to third place, and second best makes eligible driver by the end of the day. BP Ford 1-2, Malcolm Wilson OBE, as he had now officially become, was happier. This was virgin territory for all the championship drivers. Hirvonen, running first car on the road played safe, managing his tyre selection to give the best traction possible for the loop of stages. Petter Solberg inherited second place, in front of Sebastien Ogier, when Sordo stopped. 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Bernardo Sousa drove his really good looking FIAT Grande Punta S2000 Arminda Araujo drove his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX to the bronze Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson drove their Subaru lmpreza to a to a 17th place overall finish, seen here majoring in dust creation. medal at Acropolis, he's seen here at speed on a stage. seventh overall finish at Acropolis, seen here before an admiring crowd. safely through. Petter was slowed by marshals and cruised to the end of the stage, giving the rally stewards an impossibly difficult choice for a notional interruption time. They decided to give him the same time as Hirvonen. Latvala made fastest time on stage seven. Novikov scored his second scratch time of the rally on stage eight, rapidly making up for his puncture delays of Day 1, before suffering a broken front shock absorber on stage nine. Ogier was nervous, "You would be too if you had just seen your teammate stop." By midday Mads Ostberg was fourth and thrilled, his codriver Jonas Andersson saying that finishing fifth would be as good a success as winning anywhere else. Matthew Wilson was lonely, well down the field, making up for his missing stages on Day 1 and already in the makes points. As the rally headed into the afternoon stages, the surfaces were a lot cleaner and more abrasive and the troubles continued. Petter Solberg had a front suspension top mount fail on stage 11. He dropped three minutes, back to third place, and then had an horrendous time losing eight minutes on stage 12 due to a broken suspension bolt, which dropped him to eighth place overall. Then Ostberg retired from fourth place with rear suspension trouble. Ford were nervously savouring their • 1-2 placing in the WRC category. Was Latvala completely exonerated now? "I won't answer that until tomorrow", Malcolm Wilson said. Petter baulked various drivers as he struggled along, pulling over when he could. Rautenbach was given a 10 second jump start penalty, which was later waived, meaning he finished the day in fifth place. After everything that had been said in criticism of the Citroen Junior drivers, they were now lying 2nd, 4th and 5th with the Citroen Total drivers nowhere in sight, though Sordo was given the go-ahead to drive the final day under SupeRally Rules, where he stood to gain three points. Athanassoulas in his "ex-everyone's" Skoda (he was the fourth driver at the wheel of his Fabia S2000 in five months) was controlling the PCWRC category but fellow Skoda driver Patrik Sandell°was in trouble. His engine started misfiring on the way to the first stage of the day where it died completely. After 25 minutes or so it restarted but he was now well out of the PCWRC points zone and it was still misfiring badly. Athanassoulas was·now threatened by Nasser Al Attiyah, bu t the Qatari hit a rock and bent the steering arm. Toshi Arai was very cautious, letting Armindo Araujo pass him into third place. Martin Prokop was having a poor time in fifth place, his Mitsubishi Page 16 ahead of Bernardo Sousa who had damaged the front suspension on his Fiat. Another driver in misery was Patrik Flodin "the set-up is hopeless" but Andis Neiksans was going much better. In the PSD category, Nikara's engine was found to be too badly damaged and did not restart. The same engine overheating problems then seemed to have attacked Nicos Thomas, who stopped for the day. Mark Tapper was the leader of the group, despite a broken shock absorber, ahead of Jon Williams. The only drivers out of the five to have covered all the stages so far. Gabor Mayer retired off the road. Egoi Valdez restarted but immediately had to retire again, this time with rear differential trouble. The difficulties continued in the afternoon. o ·n the last two stages Athanassoulas had an engine problem and struggled back to service, dropping back behind Al Attiyah. Al Attiyah himself had a car full of dust, where the rear hatch had opened. Araujo survived a damaged rear right suspension. Arai damaged the front right suspension. Prokop continued an unhappy event. Neiksans rose up to sixth when Sousa lost the power steering on the final stage. Frederic Sauvan stopped with 0Asuspension troubles. Tapper stopped with a broken driveshaft, which meant that Williams was the only PSD driver who had covered every stage, but only after he had driven stages 11 and 12 without the top two gears. Day 3 - 4 Stages .- Gravel -86.28kms While Dani Sordo, Henning Solberg and Mads Ostberg restarted for the final day's competition, Petter Solberg did not. The team explained, "There was no great reason to continue, because there is only a fortnight until Poland and we want the car in good condition for that event. Also, we knew there might be a problem with the gearbox, so the car was withdrawn." Now was the time to cruise to the finish, if possible, but for Novikov there were immediate problems when the front rjght driveshaft broke and he lost a lot of time struggling through two stages. His efforts frustrated Rautenbach who lost time driving in the dust of his teammate. The other drama of the morning was when Ogier found three cows in the road. He managed to avoid two of them but hit the third wil;h his front right wing. Fortunately without causing mechanical damage. Hirvonen, who was driving first car on the road, said "There was everything in the stages, goats, cows and water splashes, none of which seemed to be there during recce! It was also rough and very abrasive, but fortunately for us we were not in a hurry today!" More different drivers were making best times, Ostberg, Henning Solberg and then Malcolm Wilson. In PCWRC Athanassoulas' car was now in good condition, the problem yesterday being traced to a faulty sensor, and he retook the lead from Al Attiyah. Prokop was struggling with only two gears working while Semerad retired. He had to change a steering arm himself on a stage, and when he was driving out of the stage a differential failed. While Frederic Sauvan only just reached the finish · with fuel pump and cooling fan problems. · The points scores gained by BP Ford and its drivers from Sardinia and Acropolis have significantly reduced Citroen Total and Sebastien Loeb's leads in the Makes and the Drivers championships, to 15 and 7 points respectively. In the Production Car series, with only two events left to run, the title is now between just three drivers: Al Attiyah, Araujo and Brynildsen. Brynildsen is the only one of these drivers due to compete in Australia and then all three will compete on the final round in Great Britain. ll\J2C: 56th Acropolis Rally (GR) Loutraki 12/14.06.2009 WCR round 7, PCWRC round 6 WC points WRWDPC 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PX0SAXB (GB) 4h.09m.42.5s. 10 10 -2 (12) Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia F Otroen C4 WRC AA-655-VF (F) 4h.10m.55.4s. • 8 • 3 (4) Jari·Mattl LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB) 4h.11m.27.Ss. 8 6 -4 (9) Fooerico VILLAGRA/Jose Diaz RA Ford foaJs RS WRC EA07PXN (GB) 4h.13m.30.8s. 6 5 -5 (8) Conrad RAlJTENBAOi/Daniel Barritt ~/GB Otroen C4 WRC 721EGZ78 (F) 4h.13m.42.3s. 5 4 • 6 (14) Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) 4h.16m.46.8s. • 3 • 7 (15) Mads OSttlerg/Jonas Anclerssoo N/S SUbaru Iminza WRC M700WRC (GB) 4h.22m.07.4s.(2) • 2 • 8 (59) Lambros Athanassoulas/Nikolaos 2akhE'1>5 GR Skoda Fabia 52000 PCWRC IIR0044 (GR) 4h.22m.30.1s. • 1 • 9 (50) Nasser-Al Attlyah/Giovanni Bemaa:tlini QA/I SUbaru Impreza N14 PCWRC OUSSFOO (GB) 4h.22m.52.4s. • • 10 10 (47) Armindo Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC DJ924 GW (I) 4h.24m.47.0s. • • 8 . 11 (33) Toshihiro Arai/Glenn Macneal! J/AUS SUbaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC Gt«i301TE3500 (J) 4h.25m.45.0s. • - 6 12 (2) Daniel SORDO/Marc Marti E atroen C4 WRC 464EMX78 (F) 4h.28m.23.5s.(4) 4 • • 13 (31) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek C2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC 3.JO 8110 (C2) 4h.28m.28.9s. • • 5 14 (5) Matthew WILSON/Srott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 4h.29m.01.8s.(4) 3 • • 15 (6) Henning SOLBERG/c.ato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUV (GB) 4h.29m.50.2s.(4) 2 • • 16 (7) Evgeniy NOVIKOV/Dale Moscatt RUS/AUS Otroen C4 WRC 723EGZ78 (F) 4h.31m.00.6s. 1 • • 17 (32) Bernardo Sousa/Jorge cavalho P Rat Grande Punto 52000 PCWRC DL.641WX (I) 4h.31m.49.6s. • -~ 18 (40) Andis NeJksans/Peteris Dzirkals LV Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC FV3333 (LV) 4h.32m.02.6s. • • 3 19 (62) Jon Williams/~ Gwynn ZA/GB Mitsubishi Lancer fyo X N* DS701PC (I) 4h.36m.57.6s. • • • 20 (45) Patrik Rodin/Goran Bergsten S SUbaru Impreza N14 PCWRC E190KB (199, RUS) 4h.37m.28.8s. • • 2 21 (65) Marie Tapper/Jeff Judd NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* DS703PC (I) 4h.38m.41.6s.(2) • - 1 22 (44) Spyros Pavlides/Denis Giraudet C'f/F SUbaru Impreza N14 PCWRC OU09BZH (GB) 4h.47m.45.5s. • • • 23 (34) Gianluca Linan/Andrea c.ecchi I SUbaru Impreza N12· PCWRC DH571XA (I) 4h.52m.36.3s. • • • 25 (46) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson S Skocla Fabia 52000 PCWRC 1<1207BZ (I) 4h.55m.08.2s. • • • 30 (37) Frmeric Sauvan/Sebastien C,apanna F Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC 2287'NWB74 (F) Sh.14m.08.7s. • • • 45 (17 PCWRC) starters. 33 (13 PCWRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. (Mi~ stages or road sections) Winner's average speed <:Ner stages 81.94kph. *Pirelli.Star Driver. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Otroen C4 WRC 459EMX78 (F) accident 6 (11) Petter Solberg/Philip Mills N/GB Otroen Xsara WRC 526ERR78 (F) suspension 12 (36) Egoi Valdes/Daniel Lucas Coll E SUbaru Impreza N12 PCWRC 9951FLJ (E) differential (3) 7 (38) Gabor Mayer/RobertTagai H Subaru Impreza N14 PCWRC LIV071 (H) aa:ident 6 ( 48) Stefano Manini{nziana Sandroni I Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC OC060DS (I) withdrawn 0 (61) Nicos Thomas/Stephane Pre-lot C'f/8 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS702PC (I) engine (2) 7 (63) Jarkko Nikara/Jarkko Kalliolepo FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X N* DS705PC (I) engine S (64) Martin 5emEJad/Bohuslav ceplm C2 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* D5704PC (I) differential (1) 13 RALLY LEADERS Latvala stages 1:5, Hirvonen 6-17. PCWRC LEADERS Araujo st.age 1, Athanassoulas 2-11, Al Attlyah 12+13, Athanas.50Ulas 14-17. GROUP N LEADERS Nikara stage 1, Athanassoulas 2-11, Al Attiyah 12+13, Athanassoulas 14-17. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Crews Leading Special Stages Restarting positions 1 2 3 4 s 6 Day 1 Loutraki (Friday 0830) • 5 graveH19.37km 562.61km Latvala 4 4 2 2 2 -(1+2, Itea • Novlkov 411 • • 2 4-6) Loutrakl (Friday 1958) Hirvonen 2 1 2 1 2 1 Day 2 Loutral<i (Saturday 0830) • 6 gravel-135.36km 469.02km 42 Wilson 1 3 1 3 • 2 (7-12) Loutraki • P.Solberg 1 2 3 • 1 • Loutraki (Saturday 1918) Sordo 1 2 2 41 • Day 3 Loutraki (SUnday 0900) • 4 gravel-86.28km 176.55km 36 Ostberg 1 • 2 1 4 1 (13-15 Loutrakl -H.Solberg 1 • 2 11 • September 2009 Dusty Times

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M.O.R.E. FREEDOM 250 Sean Dunn Takes Class 1 And overall By Stevee Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo It was a good race for Sean Dunn, he took the Class 1 win and he was the overall winner as well at the MORE Freedom 250. Hello Race Fans -Ace race Reporter here bringing you another tale of dirt and dusty times from the open deserts of southern California. I'm here at Barstow CA for the M.O.R.E. Freedom 250 - Pro-1600 Shoot Out, July 18 2009. It's Course B - clockwise - as assigned by BLM with no changes. Each lap is 36 miles. The only difference is - this is a night race. Start time is 6 P.M. It gets dark at night in the desert -out in the middle of nowhere in particular. It's also the middle of summer in "the desert" -where it gets hot, even at night. It was 113 Fat 4:30 P.M. at the Driver's Meeting. It cooled off to ll0F by race Start. If you pitted downwind from S/F -it was a dust bowl, thick and zesty. Back in the day, this race event was known as the SCORE *Firecracker 250* Lots of action -then and now. The 2009 M.O.R.E. Freedom 250 recorded XYZ entries, ABC starters, and ## Finishers, in 18 ·different Classes. With twenty vehicles entered, this event was also one of the scheduled races in the Class 1700 Jeep Speed series. Classes 1, 10, 5, 12, 1600 and 3000 raced for six full laps; 216 miles. Classes 5/16, 9, 1300, 1400 and 7 raced for five laps; 180 miles. Classes 7s, 1450 and 1700 raced for 4 laps; 144 miles. Class 11 raced for three laps; 108 miles. CLASS 1: Six laps; 216 miles. Twelve entries, ten starters, five Finishers; 5 DNFs. Class 1 started at ten-second intervals between each car. Mike Pacewiczh was fourth off the line in car #122 and was in the lead by 1-1/2 minutes at the end of the first lap. Pacewizch set the Fast Lap pace for the class on Lap 1 at 51.3 mph in 40:29. Pacewizch DNF'd in car #122 after Lap 2. Sean Dunn started at the back of the Class 1 race pack at the green flag in car # 123, and was running in second spot behind Pacewizch after Lap 1 was done. Jeff Nutter was running in third position in class after the first lap in car #129, after starting in the number five slot at the Go line. After three laps of racing, Rick Romans was in the lead by over 8 minutes in car #122 ahead of Sean Dunn in car# 123; and Jeff Nutter in car #129 was only about a minute behind Dunn. Rick Romans was done for the day after Lap 3 in car #122, another DNF in class. Jeff Nutter would go on to complete four laps in car #129, when he DNF'd too. Travis Chase was running in fourth position at the halfway point in the race in car #195, about 6-1/2 minutes behind the leaders. Shelby Reid in car #168 was another nine minutes behind Chase, but Vince Galewick in car #154 was only two minutes behind Shelby. With Romans and Nutter on the trailer, Sean Dunn maintained his position to win First Place in Class, and First Overall, in car #123; but only by a 0:01:14 margin-of-victory. That's what we call "Close" in racing lingo. Dunn finished all the required laps in 4:30:35 at an average speed of 46 mph. Travis Chase made it a close race in car #195 to win Second Place in Class and Second Overall in 4:31:49 at 45.8 mph. Shelby Reid won the bronze and a spot on the podium with a Third Place win in class and Third Overall in car #168 with an elapsed time of 4:43:05 at 44 mph. CIASS 10: Six laps; 216 miles. Six entries, six starters, two Finishers, four DNFs. Art Valasco Sr was first off the line in class at the grnen flag in car #1014, followed by Kathy Kirtmeyer in car #1021. Both of them DNF' d before they completed one lap ~f fun. Justin Davis won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 in car #1085-at 46.5 mph in 44:38, and was in the lead by almost five minutes ahead of Mike McGee in car # 1011 after the first lap. Brian Potts was running in third position after one lap in car #1019, about 8 minutes behind McGee. John Jim Kalp was the Trophy Challenge winner at the Freedom 250, he had 22 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Hsu was bringing up the rear in car #1032, about six minutes behind Potts. After three laps of racing, Justin Davis was still out in front in car #1085 by ten minutes ahead of Mike McGee in car #1011. John Hsu had gained ground and was now running in third spot -but about an hour behind McGee, while Brian Potts had slipped back to fourth position about 7 minutes behind Hsu. #1019 (Potts) DNF'd on Lap 4, and John Hsu followed suit on Lap 5 in car 1032. That left Davis and McGee to battle it out for the win. There wasn't much doubt at the Finish Line when Justin Davis got there in 4:37:59 at 44.8 mph in car #1085 to grab the gold medal and win First Place in class with a 40-minute margin of victory. Mike McGee got all his laps done in 5: 17: 10 at 39.3 mph to win Second Place in Class in car #1011. CLASS 5: Six laps; 216 miles. Four entries, four starters, three Finishers; one DNF. Ralph Potts was first in line at the green flag in car #5004, followed by the reigning Class Champ Troy Johnson in car #500. Larry Atuna started in the third slot in car #507, and Nicole Garravito brought up the rear in car #555 but got a late start about a half hour later after every buddy else had already left. While Troy Johnson was in the lead in fact in car #500 after the first lap, Nicole Garravito was flying in car #555 and won the Fast Lap honors at 39.5 mph in 52:36 on Lap 1 -but she was still 23-minutes behind every buddy else after a late start.· At the halfway point in the race, Troy Johnson was in the lead in car #500 by about ten minutes in front of Larry Atuna in car #507. Ralph Potts was running in third spot in car #5004 about ten minutes behind Atuna, and Nicole Garravito was now only ten minutes behind Potts and gaining ground. The leader Troy Johnson then DNF'd after Lap 3, and the order changed. At the Finish Line after six laps of racing, Larry Atuna emerged from the dust to win First Place in Class in car #507 with an elapsed time of 6:18:41 at 32.9 mph and a 40-minute margin-of-victory. Ralph Potts got car #5041 to the checkered flag in 6:59:47 at 29. 7 mph to win the silver medal and Second Place in Class for the day. Nicole Garravito had some serious issues on Lap 4 but got it fixed to win Third Place in Kevin Ellis led the Trophy Lite Class all the way, he's seen here in his good lookin' buggy on the way to the flag. A second place finish in Trophy Challenge went to Jeff Offutt, Karl Scanlan really lights up the night on his way to a second Aaron Aspen's lap times were noticeably slower the last three he's seen here with the power fully on in his neat lookin' car. place finish in the Trophy Lite conflict. · laps, he finished second in Class 5/1600. Page 18 September 2009 Dusty Times

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Dave Bolles, seen here at speed, was the silver medal winner in Mike McGee was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 10 conflict, Bob Depew led the first two laps in the Class 11 contest, he had the Class 9 fracas, Dave was 11 minutes in arrears at the flag. he took home the silver medal in Class 10 at the Freedom 250. troubles on the last lap and ended up with a second place finish. Class in 7:34:24 at 27.4 mph in car #555. CLASS 12: Six laps; 216 miles. Thirteen entries and starters, six Finishers; 7 DNFs. Jeff Kawell got the pole position start in car #1215 but Paul Kellar was in the lead in car #1201 by 31-seconds after the first lap was done. Kellar posted the Fast Lap of the day in class on Lap 1 at 46.6 mph in 44:34, and then did it again on Lap 2 just for good measure. Kawell was in second position after Lap 1, and Brian Munson was running in third spot, about a minute behind Kawell. After completing half of the required six laps, Jeff Kawell was out if front of the pack by over 3-minutes in car #1215. Kellar was in second spot in car #1201 with a 4-1/2 minute lead ahead of Brian Munson in car # 1248. Lap 3 was Kellar' s last when #1201 DNF'd; it's trailer time. The same fate befell Jeff Kawell in # 1215 after Lap 5. Those DNF's shuffled the deck for the last six racers still left in the hunt. Brian }..lunson held the winning hand when he finished in 4:54:09 to win First Place in Class at 42.3 mph in car #1248, with an 11:34 margin-of-victory. Danny Savant was next across the Finish Line in car #1281 to win Second Place in class in Larry Antuna was the big winner in the Class 5 contest, he took the checkered flag with 40 minutes in hand. 5:05:43 at 40. 7 mph, with a 38: 17 margin-of-victory. Ryan Plowman· completed all the require laps in 5:43:36 at 36.3 mph to win the Third Place bronze medal in car #1251; by ten minutes. Brad Wilson finished in Fourth Place in car #1253; in 5:53:01 at 35.3 mph. David Sanchez finished in Fifth Place in car #1229; in 5:58:45 at 34. 7 mph. Chris Cortez was last in class to finish in car #1250 for Sixth Place; _in 6: 13:36 at 33.3 mph. CLASS 1/2-1600: Six laps; 216 miles. Sixteen Class 1600 racers showed up for the Pro-1600 Shoot Out. Eight completed all the required laps. Craig Forrest was first off the line in class at the green flag in car #1635 but had slipped back to fourth spot after the first lap was done. Rob MacCachren was out in front in car #1203 by 51 seconds in front of Tom Craig in car #1622 after the first lap. Matt Gumz was running in third spot in car #1606, about 01:17 in front of Craig Forrest at the end of lap 1. It was an easy win for Robbie Cockrell in Class 7A, he's seen here in his Ford Pickup headin' for the home stretch. After three laps of racing, Rob MacCachren was still out in front in car # 1603 and had increased his lead to over two minutes ahead ofTom Craig in car #1622. Mat Gumz had maintained third spot in car # 1606 and had increased his lead to over 6 minutes in front of Craig Forrest in car# 1635. Then, Craig DNF'd in car #1622 after lap 5. That DNF shuffled the deck with just one lap left to go. The first to the Finish Line to win the gold medal First Place prize in the Pro-1600 Shootout was Rob MacCachren in car #1603. MacCachren finished all the required laps in 4:32:29 at 45.7 mph. That was a seven-minute margin-of-victory. It also helped that MacCachren also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 2 at 48.7 mph in 42:38. Matt Gums won the silver medal and Second Place in class in car #1606 in a total elapsed time of 4:39:29 at 44.6 mph. Craig Forrest won the Steve Patton had a really good race, he took the Class 5/1600 win with more than 10 minutes in hand, seen here in his really good lookin' bug. bronze Third Place trophy in car # 1635 in 4:50:00. Mike Ward finished in Fourth Place in 5:30:20 at 37.7 mph in car #1673. Mike Meehan got to the Finish Line about 6 minutes later in car #1612 to win Fifth Place for the day at 37 mph. Keith Rogovin was next in line to finish in Sixth Place in car #1688 in 5:54:53 at 35.1 mph. Brent Meyer finished in Seventh Place in'car 2017 in 6:02:04 at 34.4 mph. Luke McMullen finished last in class for Eighth Place in car #1608 in 6: 12:28 at 33.4 mph. CLASS 3000/TROPHY LITE: Six laps; 216 miles. Five entries, five starters; four Finishers, 1 DNF. Dan Nunley got the pole position start in class in car #3017 but had slipped back to third in line after the first lap -4-1/2 minutes behind the first lap leader, Karl Scanlan in car #3018. Kevin Ellis was in second spot in car #3021 -only 45-seconds behind Scanlan. Ellis made up some time on.Lap 2 to set the Fast Lap pace at 43.5 mph in 47:43. After three· laps of racing, Kevin Ellis was at the front of the pack in car #3021 with a 26-minute lead, 00:26:39. Scalan was now back in second spot in car #3018, with a 25-minute · lead in front of Dan Nunley in books: everybody that started -Finished too. Guy Savedra (son of A.R.T.S. -The Tech Guy) started in the pole position at the green flag in car #569 and was in the lead by SO-seconds at the end of the first lap. Then -the gremlins began to feast upon #569, AFS - always *ing something. Steve Patton in car #551 was close behind Savedra after lap 1, and Aaron Aspel in car #573 was only 29-seconds behind Patton. Dennis Dunn was· running in fourth spot in car #557, but was another 3-1/2 minutes behind the leaders at that point. After three laps of racing were done, Guy Savedra had slipped back to fourth spot in the 'Gremlin Racing' car #569, some 40 minutes behind the leader of the pack - Steve Patton in car #551. Patton was running in front and had a 1-1/2 minute lead ahead of Aaron Aspel in car #573. Dennis Dunn had gained a positfon in car #557 and was now in third spot -but was about 16 minutes behind Aspel. Still two more laps of fun to go ... (except for #569*). After all five of the required laps were done, Steve Patton got car #551 to the checkered flag in 4:51:39 to win First Place in Class at 35.6 mph by eleven minutes. The Second Place winner by 17-minutes was c,ntinu .. ,n •••• 20 Danny Savant was off the winning pace in the Class 78 contest, Matt Gumz, he's seen here heading for home in the setting sun, Bob Lemaster had a very long second lap in the Class 1400 contest, Bob took second place honors in the class at the checkers. 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Kevin Shain was the only entrant in Class 8, he averages just over an hour a lap and drove his Ford to the Class win. Aaron Aspel in car #573 in 5:02:56 at 34.3 mph. Dennis Dunn finished the race in Third Place in car #557 in 5: 19:42 at 32.5 mph by 35-minutes. Guy Savedra fought the gremlins off to finish in 5:54:41 to win Fourth ... Place in class at 29.3 mph in car #569. John Berry was off the race pace all day in car #5124 but sill managed to finish in 7:01: 18 at 24.6 mph to win Fifth Place in class. CLASS 900: There were 16 entrants in the Class 9 contest, the end result had Todd Craig taking the win with 11 minutes in hand. Cody Rash in car #973. This is called "close" in race talk. Three Laps down and two to go, and five Class 9 cars are already in the DNF column. Cars #927 and #939 would join them after lap 4. That left nine to vie for the Finish Line. Those nine would all finish, too. At the Finish Line: Todd Craig saw the checkered flag in 5: 12:26 in car #985 to win First Place gold atop the podium -by a rather comfortable 12+ minute margin-of victory, at that. Dave Bolles applied some more gas pedal to car #911 on lap 5 and made' up enough time to win Second Place in 5:23:46 at 32.1 mph. That was also a comfy margin of 22+ minutes ahead of the Third Place winner -Bud Ward in car #907. Ward completed all the laps in 5:46:06 at 30 mph. Wards win was a tad bit 'closer' however, because Cody Rash was only 62-seconds off his rear bum er at the Finish Five laps; 180 miles. Bud Ward was out in front in Sixteen entries and starters; car #907 by 42 seconds, ahead of nine Finishers, 7 DNFs. Matt Steve Johnson in car #954, after Creveling in car #990 was first off lap 1. Todd Craig was running the line at the get Go. Creveling in third position in car #985, was back in ninth place after the only 8-seconds behind Johnson. first la was done. Meanwhile, Just 21 seconds behind Craig was r-----------"""""?,1-..... It was a third place finish for Shelby Reid in the Class 1 battle, Ashley Davis finished third in the Trophy Challenge Class, seen Not too bad a day for Dan Nunley he ran hard in the Trophylite Class but at day's end, he had to settle for a third place finish. Shelby is seen here at speed on the course. here at speed headin' for home base. TTBEAOLCCK SIMULATED B.I.. VWBEAOLCCK 1 SX 1 2 VW BEAOLOCK Page 20 September 2009 Dusty Times

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Line in car #973 -to win Fourth Place in 5:47:08 at 29.9 mph. Brian Caudill took 6:04:39 to complete the required laps and finish in Fifth Place in car #923, at 28.5 mph. Frank Wagner got it done in 6:22:57 in car #976 to finish in Sixth Place, after a rather sluggish lap 5 slowed his momentum. Matt Creveling finished in Seventh Place in car #909 in 6:55:57 at 25 mph, after starting first off the line at the Go. #909 found the slug-gear on Lap 2 that cost Creveling precious time, as well. Don Wood motored car #965 to an Eighth Place finish in 6:56:21 at 24.9 mph. Christopher Dunn was the last Justin Davis made it look easy in the Class 10 conflict, he had 40 minutes car in class 9 to complete all the on the opposition at the checkers. Bob Henderson had a fun day, he took the win in the always hotly comested Class 11 race, he's seen here at speed. required laps. Dunn got it done slow and s-1-o-w-e-r lane on laps 4 in 6:59:13 at 24.8 mph to finish and 5 in car #1324 but that was in Ninth Place for the night. still good enough to win Second CLASS 1300: Place in class in 5: 13:45 at 33.l Five laps; 180 miles. Five mph by a slimmer +02:17 time entries and starters, three advantage. Ashley Davis just Finishers; 2 DNFs. Pepper Cote kept going forward in car #1321 got the front start in car #1325 to win Third Place in class in but was at the back of the class 5: 16:02 at 32.8 mph. 13 pack after lap 1. Jeff Offutt CLASS 1400: started in the middle of the pack Five laps; 180 miles. Three no DNFs. Dan Chamlee was the sole racer in Class 7 in truck #700. That didn't stop Chamlee from beating the desert and the dark in record time. Chamlee completed the required laps in 4:21:12 at an average speed of 39.7 mph, without skipping a beat, very consistent lap times. Chamlee also put the icing on the cake on Lap 1 with a Fast Lap speed of 41 mph in 50:38. Saturday night, at the park - I thought it was the Fourth of July* CLASS 7s: in car #1324 and was in the lead entries and starters; two by almost 8 minutes at the end Finish.ers, 1 DNF. Ryan Dowe of lap 1, after clocking a 37.9 got the rear start at the Go Line mph lap in 54:49. Dang. Not in truck # 1408, and was the wanting to be outgunned, Jim first to DNF before lap 1 was Kalp turned up the throttle on done. Ouch. That left Allen lap 2 in car #1322, and posted Byma in truck #1433 and Robert the Fast Lap of the day at 41 mph Lemaster in truck #1447 to duel in 50:41. Dang. That maneuver it out to the Finish Line. It wasn't cut Offutt's lead to ~y 05: 15 much of a race however, after lap Four laps; 144 miles. Three entries and starters; two Finishers, 1 DNF. James Bolinas got the pole position start in class in truck #727 and immediately Brian Munson took the win in Cla s 78, there were 13 cars in the class and Brian took the win with 11 minutes in hand. at that point. Kalp stayed on 1. Byma was in the lead by 01:45 ran into some serious issues -in class. the throttle through lap 3 and at the end of the first lap. Byma a 3+ hour first lap at 10 mph. CLASS 1450: narrowed Offutt's lead to 02:48, was in the lead by 1:59:02 after Ouch. Bolinas got three laps . Four laps; 144 miles. Six with two laps left to go. Ashley lap 3 was done. Byma crossed in before calling it a DNF for entries and starters; four Davis was running in third spot the Finish Line in 4:39:25 to win the night. That left Robbie Finishers, 2 DNFs. Mike Hobbs in car #1321 after three laps but First Place in class by 2:11:33 at Cockrell in truck #729 and (#1466) and Alan Rockwood was almost 14-minutes behind. 37.1 mph in truck #1433. Byma Perry Fleming in truck #738 to (#1453) both DNF'd on Lap 1. Pepper Cote had a not so good also won the Fast Lap honors duke it out to the Finish Line. Tim Scott drove truck #1451 night of racing and struggled on Lap 5 at 41 mph in 50:41. Cockrell proceeded to take the to the front of the class pack through the end of lap 4 before Robert Lemaster completed all lead on lap 1 with a Fast Lap on Lap 1 with a Fast Lap speed calling it a DNF for the night in the required laps to win Second speed of 35.9 mph in 57:46 and of 34.2 mph in 1:00:45 and by car #1325. Place in class in truck #1447 in + 11-1/2 minutes on the clock. +5 minutes on the clock. Scott Jim Kalp applied some more a total elapsed time of 6:50:58 Cockrell maintained his fast to didn't look back after that and throttle on lap 4 to take the lead at 25.3 mph. Not that close, but complete all the required laps went on to win First Place in in car #1322. Kalp motored on to ? Finish and a win is still a good in 4:25:35 at an average speed class in 5":38:27 at 24.5 mph with win First Place atop the podium thing after a hard night of racing. of 31.3 mph to win First Place a + 25 minute margin-of-victory. in 4:51:08 at 35.7 mph. That CLASS 7: by a 1:02:36 margin-of-victory. ShawnWaherswonSecondPlace was a healthy 22:45 margin-of- Five laps; 180 miles. One Fleming finished in 5:28:06 at in class in truck #1469 in 6:03:33 victor . eff Offutt found the entry, one starter, one Finisher; 25.3 mph to win Second Place at 22.8 mph with a + 25 minute __ .......... _____ ..;..;. __ ..;..;. ___ '"'-------'---, ---------------------------margin-of-victory as well. Andrew Prince got all the laps done in 6:26:33 to win Third Place in truck #1486, at 21.5 mph. Rhonda Parkhouse finished in 7:37:36 at 18.1 to win Fourth Place in truck #1496. CLASS 1700: Four laps; 144 miles. Twenty entries and starters; 13 Finishers, 7 DNFs. Ray Griffith applied some pedal to Jeep #1714 to lead the rest of the pack by almost +5 minutes at the end of lap I. Griffith applied even more pedal on Lap 2 to win the Fast Lap honors at 35.4 mph in 58:40 and increase his lead to + 12 minutes Continued on pag■ 22 Bud Ward, seen here saving a bit of tire wear, was the third place Ryan Plowman took home the bronze medal in the Class 78 finisher in the Class 9 contest. fracas, he's seen here really putting on the power. Craig Forrest was a wee bit off the winning pace at the MORE Freedom 250. he was the third place finisher in 1/2-1600. Vince Galewick, seen here with the hammer down in his neat It was a fourth place finish for Cody Rash in the Class 9 contest Brad Wilson took a first off the podium finish in the Class 78 looking car, was the fourth place finisher in Class 1. at Freedom, seen here at high speed and throwin' dirt. contest, · a long fifth lap certainly didn't help. Dusty Times September 2009 Page 21

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The win in the class 1/2-1600 class went to, guess who? Rob MacCachren, that's who. Rob had 7 minutes in hand when the checkers flew. Dan Chamlee was the only entrant in Class 7, Dan cruised the course with a 40 mile per hour average speed and took the flag. at the halfway point in the race. Helgeson finished in Fifth Place Griffith kept up the pace to in Jeep #1708 in 5:01:14 at 27.6 finish in 4:00:03 at 34.5 mph to mph. Clint Malburg finished in· win First Place in Class by a +22 5:03:48 at 27.3 mph to win Sixth minute margin-of-victory. Place in Jeep #1713. Eric Heiden was in hot CLASS 8: pursuit all night in Jeep #1717 Four laps; 144 miles. One and finished all the required laps entry, one starter, one Finisher; in 4:22:20 at 31.7 mph to win no DNFs. ltwas all Kevin Shane Second Place with a + 14 minute in truck #847 against the desert time margin. Michael Vernak was and the dark. The sole racer in the next racer to get to the Finish class beat them both in 4:37:24 Line in Jeep #1760 in 4:35:40 at 29.9 mph to win First Place in to win Third Place at 30.1 mph class with a +4-1/2 hour margin-but by only + 15 Seconds. Close. of-victory. Shane also won the Chris Wacker made it a race Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at 30.2 . in Jeep #1730 with an elapsed mph in 1:08:46. time of 4:35:55 at 30.1 mph CLASS 300: to finish in Fourth Place. Eric Three laps; 108 Mike lesiecki had no problems winning his class at the Freedom 250, he had over an hour in hand when he took the checkered flag. · way it was. ### entries, XX Finishers and YY DNF's. Brian Householder trashed his #24 Trophy Truck on Lap 1. Need parts? - · because that's what is left. Householder and co-driver were taken to the hospital but checked out OK except for a serious case of ringing bells. They got rung out pretty good. A testimony to safety specs and why tech inspection pays off. It just may save your life. Thank goodness the guys were OK. The Freedom 250 was hot, dark and filled with lots of action and fun from Start to Finish. It's late -and I need sleep to prep for the next dusty times adventure. Be safe out there. !!hQ:!-~ AT RIGHT: Class 1400 saw Allen Byma taking the class win with ease, Allen did the race in 4:39:25, his competition was two hours in arrears. entries and starters; one Finisher, 1 DNF. It was pretty much all Kurt Larmee in #302. Nick Pike DNF'd in #305 after the first lap was done. That left Larmee to do battle against the desert and dark. Larmee emerged the victor at the Finish Line to win First Place in-class ,in 4: 15:43 at 24.4 mph. Larmee also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 1 at 26.8 mph in 1:17:28. CLASS 11: Three laps; 108 miles. Five entries and starters; three Finishers, 2 DNFs. Bob Depew got the jump on lap 1 at 24.5 mph to take the lead in car #1153 by 01:46. Not wanting to be outgunned, Robert Henderson pedaled car #1151 even faster on Lap 3 to win the Fast Lap honors in 1:23:54 at 24. 7 mph. Henderson also finished all the required laps in the shortest time to win First Place in class in 4:19:16 at 24 mph by a +41 minute margin-of-victory. Depew won Second Place in car #1153 in an elapsed time of 5:00: 11 at 20. 7 mph. Gaven Drake just kept pedaling in car #1199 to finish in Third Place in 5:31:06 at 18.8 mph. Well Race Fans -that's the rav,s ut it Just wasn t enoug , e setted for a second lace finish in the Class 1 conflict. Mike Ward gave it all he and the car had, but to no avail, Mike Brian Caudill was well off the pace for his last three laps, Brian Frank Wagner was well back in sixth place in the Class 9 contest, most of it due to an almost two hour last lap. finished in the fourth spot in the Class 1/2-1600 contest. was able to grab a fifth place finish in the Class 9 contest. In the Jeepspeed contest it was Ray Griffith leading all the way, Eric Heiden was just a tick off the winning pace in the Jeepspeed It was a third place finish in the Jeepspeed contest for Michael Ray took the gold medal with 22 minutes in hand. contest, Eric finished some 20 minutes in arrears at the flag. Vernak, he's seen here nicely airborne. Page 22 September 2009 Dusty Times i

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~ Glen Helen In June By Judy Smith Photos: Track.side Photo It was a great day for Gary Williams at the Glen Helen Round 3 races, he took the win in both heqts in the Pro Single SIC buggy class. Devore, CA: The Glen Helen series presented its third round of racing on the second weekend in June, under gloomy, cloudy skies. But the entry was up and the racing was fun and fun to watch. New dates have been announced for the rest of the series. In an at-tempt to avoid date conflicts with other events, the Glen Helen folks have juggled things around, so the next four dates will be July 11th, August 15th, October 3rd and November 7th. Todd Cunningham drove his Pro SIC Lite Truck to the class win, he's seen here spewing lots of dirt with the power on. As always, the audience seems to include old racers who come out to enjoy a day of spectating. This time we saw Rick Sigloch and Eric Arras, old 5-1600 racers, who were there to watch their friend, Dave Anckner race in the same car they'd won seven races in, back in 1982. Another old racer was Rafael Navarro, who brought his young son, and a very old car, originally built by Pepe Rodriguez to race in the Limited Buggy class. The first event of the afternoon was for the Pilots. There were only three of them, and it was down to fairly quickly as Jeff Hildebrandt came to a stop in the middle of Turn 1 on the first lap and had to towed away. Steve Nelson, of Norco, led al the way, to-take the win. Behind him Jerry Byerman, who's a paraplegic and has lost some use of his hands, controls his vehicle with his hand velcroed to the steering knob. He's new to racing, and determined to learn. Greg Foster drove his car to the win in both Pro Super SIC heats, he's seen here at speed heading for home plate. In their second heat Hildeb-randt didn't come out at all, his vehicle apparently not fixable, so it was once again a two car event. Nelson was once again the winner, with Hildebrandt in second place. The second race of the day was for a mixed bag of buggies and Baja Bugs, and since they had just one small truck, they started him about a minute behind them and let him have some fun working his way up through the pack. Todd Cunningham drove the Pro Short Course Lite truck, the only entrant in that class, and . enjoyed the chance for some practice and fine tuning on the truck. Although he started about a minute back, he managed t lap the entire field, which didn't give him any arguments, and finished first each time. The group run-ning with him was led by Blake Slater of Fontana, in a hybrid Baja Bug with a 2.6 liter Subaru motor which actually runs as a Class 1 car. Running second it was Mario Bustamante in a short course 5-1600 and then David Anckner in his desert 5-1600. John Alfonso ran as the only Class 12 buggy, but his motor went up in smoke on Lap 3 and after being towed away he didn't come out to race again. Slater tried hard to hold off Cunningham's truck, but as he rounded a corner on the fourth lap his driver's side door popped open, and he had to stop to deal with it, putting him a lap down to Cunningham. Meanwhile, Anck-ner was having trouble getting second gear, and Bustamante ran serenely on. Cunningham got his laps done, to record a finish and win, and Bustamante went on in good shape to lad Anckner to the end. When they came out for their second heat Slater had his door firmly shut and he went into the lead. Bustamante was second and Anckner ran third, as Cunning-ham began to work his way up through the group. But the group shrank by one, as on the third lap Anckner's car "just quit". He later said he thought it was electrical. Meanwhile, Slater tried hard to stay with the truck, but was not quite able to. He spun in Turn 4 and lost some ground on the fifth lap, and then on Lap 8 he pulled off the track for a moment to_ check something on the righ! rear-of the car. That cost him a lap. Ultimately, Cunningham finished in good shape, and Bustamante got another win. Slater also got a finish. The third race of the day was · for the Pro Single short course , I buggies, and there were eight cars on the track. They started all at once, and Gary Williams, of Wildomar, CA pulled into the lead, followed by Odie Munoz, of Murrietta and Rafael Navarro of Temecula. This was Navarro's fist race in the buggy, but he ran a coup\~ of seasons in Trophy Karts so wasn't entirely without racing experience. Right after Turn 1 Justin Davis, of Chino Hills fell Performance Proven for Desert & Q.ff-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 24 September 2009 Dusty Times

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McDowell, apparently out of tires,· didn't come out. At the green flag Gibson jumped into the lead with Foster chasing and Holmes in third. ON the second lap Andy Alsobrook of Tehachapi, spun in Turn 4 and again in Turn 2, and fell way back. Running in Class 1, Blake Slater took the gold medal in both heats, he's seen · A fun day for Mario Bustamante," he was the Class 5/1600 Class winner in Gibson continued to lead and Foster chased him, while Holmes was trying to fend off a charge y Greinke. They battled that way for several laps, the two lead pairs building a big space between them-selves and the others. Alsobrook slowed way down but kept moving, as Gibson kept fending off Foster. Thep., on the last lap, Gibson puled out, and Foster went on to take the win. It seems that Gib-son's car "got hot" and he pulled out to save the motor. Greinke finished second, and Schertzer, with a steady race, moved into third. His car is a Hustler, built at Jesse Rodriguez's shop. He said it's the first new car he'd ever had. here at high speed headin' for the checkers. both heats, seen here at speed dn his way to the win. back and pulled off track for a while, and a bit later he left th~ race course all together. He had a carburetion problem that his crew couldn't solve. But Williams stayed in the lead, with Navarro up to second place, and Munoz third. Joe Eustaquio, of Moreno Valley, was having a problem and stopped on the third lap for a bit. The track workers gave him a push and he restarted his car but decided it wasn't his day. The car had been dying in every corner and then he'd torn off a shock mount. Meanwhile, Wiliams contin-ued to lead and Navarro chased him Robert Lansing of Riverside, gradually worked his way up to third, and then ran at a steady pace for a bit. But behind the lead three Munoz and Jeff Barrett of . Fountain Hills had a good battle going for several laps. Ultimately, Williams took the win, with Na-varro second and Lansing third. The second heat of this group had only seven cars, because Eu-staquio couldn't get his fixed. And Navarro didn't get off the line at all. He did get the car started, but went back to his pit . Meanwhile, Davis, his carb problem apparently solved, took the early lead with Williams in hot pursuit. Barrett ran third. David and Williams put on a terrific race arid pushed so hard they built a big lead on the rest of the pack. Williams would catch Davis in the turns, but David could accelerate out faster each time. Barrett ran third, fending off a charge by Lansing. On the last lap Williams finally got by Davis in Turn 3 and he managed. to hang on to the lead to take the win. At the finish line interview he said it "was a helluva race!" Davis said this was his first tie here, and he was "coming back." He's a desert racer also, son of Kevin Davis. Barrett finished a nice third, Lansing was fourth and Jim Sizelove managed to squeak past Munoz to finish fifth on the last lap. For the weekend it was Williams, Barrett and Lansing. The fourth race of the day was for the Pro Super short course bug-gies, and there were seven of them. They had a land rush start also, and one of them spun in a cloud of dust in the first turn. But they all came out of it all right, with Shaun Gibson of Corona, in the lead. Greg Foster, Anaheim Hills, ran second and Seven Greinke, . of Orane, was third. But on the second lap Gibson got too high on the berm in Turn 1 and high-centered himself. That left Foster and Greinke dueling for the lead. Now John Holmes, new to short course, and without any rear brakes, ran third. Scott McDowell, from Simi Valley, was struggling, -his car not running well. Steve Nelson has a great day, he took the win in both Pilot/Stadium Lite heats, Steve is seen here just at liftoff. On the fourth lap it was Foster and Greinke out in front, and Holmes was third, as McDowell pulled off the track with a left rear flat. Foster and Greinke continued to battle for the next six or seven laps, as Holmes hung on to third place. But then on the 12th lap Holmes stopped, with a right rear flat, and McDowell, who'd come back out a couple of laps down, also developed a flat, another left rear had gone down. (He'd had flats in practice also.) Foster took the win with Greinke second and Ken Schertzer, of Imperial Beach in third. The second heat for the Pro Buggies had only six cars, because In his finish line interview, Foster said he'd been "biding my ·rime, joking Shaun would make a mistake. It was fun! A great race." Holmes, who finished fifth, said he'd broken third and fourth gear, "but I learner a bunch!" The afternoon ended on a high note, the spectators cheering and applauding the exciting and ·enter-taining racing. With four more dates of competition, there's a lot of fun still ahead for the year. ct;.~ Steve Greinke took a pair of second place finishes in Pro Super SI C Buggy, seen here in his low slung car at speed. Jeff Barrett is nicely airborne, he drove his car to fourth and a It was a pair of second place finishes in Pilot Stadium Lite Class, A pair of third place finishes in Pro Super SIC Buggy gave the bronze medal to Ken Schertzer, throwing lots of dirt in the process. third in the heats, giving him second overall honors. · that gave him a second overall finish for the day. In the Pro Single SIC Buggy heats, Bob Lansing took a third Andy Alsobrook takes to the air in the Pro Super SIC Buggy heats, and a fourth place finish, that earned him the third overall spot. Andy finished fourth in both heats, ergo, fourth place overall. Dusty Times September 2009 It was a sixth and a fifth place finish in the Pro Single SIC Buggy heats for Jim Sizelove, he was awarded 4th overall in the class. 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·AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP PWR Sunrasia SDD Text & Plwtos: Steve Hilton David Fellows took the Pro Class win as well as the overall win in the ever powerful twin turbo Toyota Jimco. In another professional performance, David Fellows and Andrew Kittle have shown their domination at the PWR Sunraysia 500 as they did in the Finke Desert Race. The race, set in one of Aus-tralia's foremost wine grow-ing areas in north west Vic-toria, the Murray river with all it's house boats passes through the town of Mildura seen for this 500 kilometres off road race. The course was on one property, with the track length of 125 kilometres. The format for the race, Sat-urday, a prologue run over 15 kilometres in the morning, then one lap of 115 kilome-tres. Sunday had a different format, three laps with a half hour break between each lap where all repairs and refuel-ing could be done. Competi-tors were able to return to the pits at the half way point to carry out any repairs, however, no refueling would be allowed at that point in the race. PWR Sunraysia 500 Prologue The Peter Kittle Motor Sport twin turbo powered V6 Toyota Jimco drove through the very· fast tracks and bull dust to take the chequered flag over his teammate Shan-non Rentsch in the Peter Kit-tle Motor Sport Chenowth. Dust was also going to be a problem at Mildura if the weather stayed dry, the sur-rounding countryside was green but without rain the dust would be a problem for all competitors, Fellows pushed the Toyota Jimco all the way to the win in the Pro-logue, covering the 15 kilo-metre section of the course in 9: 18.6. This would give him the dust free run in Section 1, a 114 kilometre lap. Second in the Prologue were the current Australian Page 26 champions, Shannon and Ian Rentsch, with a time of 9 :22.75 just four seconds slower than Fellows. Travis Robinson in the BF Goodrich · Out· of Bounds Team Chevy VS powered J imco was third setting a time of 9:24.22. Mark Burrows in the Albins Off Road Gear Jimco took fourth place with Hayden Bentley in the V6 twin turbo J imco fifth. In Pro Lite class Tony Fe-hlhaber and Gary Howell in the V6 Honda 3500cc Mirage was fastest setting a time of 10:15.53, putting him in position nine for the start.• Second in class was the Nis-san V6 Jimco of Justin Watt, his time was 10:21:32, this put him in start position ten. These two Pro Lite buggies showed that they could run with the high horse powered Pro buggies. The Extreme 2WD class saw Brad Gallard driving the Chevy Pro Truck of Robert Gwynne set a time of 10:07.02 that put him in the middle of the fast buggies at the top end of the start order in position The big winner in the Extreme 4WD class was Colin Hunter in his Jeep, he's seen here on his way to the_ finish line. Shannon and Ian Rentsch took runner up honors this race, finishing second in the Pro Class and second overall as well. September 2009 Justin Watts piloted his Nissan V6 powered Jimco to the gold medal in the Pro Lite Class, he's seen here nicely airborne. Greg Campbell took the win· in the Extreme 2WD group, this good looking Porsche, powered by Subaru is a real sleeper. six. Second in class and 13th out with a time of 10:27.23 was Geoff Roe driving the Chevy Geis-er Trophy Truck. Sandy Bowman in a Nissan Patrol took the lead position in the Extreme 4WD class with a time of 10:35. 70, the Jeep of Colin Hunter was next, his time, 10:41.99. The Production 4WD class dominated in the past by the Pickering Mitsubishi V6 Pajero saw a new face at the top, Clayton Chapman in a Mitsubishi V6 Triton, he was the winners with a time of 10:59.10, and Geoff Pickering had to settle for second. PWR Sunraysia 500 Saturday Race 1 Lap 1 Saturday afternoon saw the first section of the 500 kilo-metre race, one 115 kilometre lap. Fellows covered the lap The gold medal winner in the Super 1650 conflict was Werner Zetel, he's seen here flyin' across the red dirt. ~~-a ... ,, .. - •·,..;;, .... --;., ~ v•, -~... ~ -:--... " --- - = • Clayton Chapman drove his extended cab Mitsubishi pickup to the win in Production 2WD, he's seen here moving very rapidly. Dusty Times 4 ..

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r -Tony Fehlhaber took the silver medal in the Pro Lite Class, Tony A third place finish in the Pro Class and third overall as well went The fourth place car into the finish line wasHayden Bentley, he's is seen here screamin' in the V6 powered Honda Mirage. to Travis Robinson, seen here churnin' up the red dirt. seen here finishing fourth in the Pro Class. Beau Robinson, seen here with full power on was the fifth place Buddy Crowe, driving absolutely the best looking Jimco ever finisher in the hotly contested Pro Class event. built took a sixth place finish, he's seen here flyin' low. Gavin Mickle drove his very colorful Toyota to a second place finish in the Extreme 2WD Class, he's seen here headin' for home. in 1:01: 11.67 only 10 seconds quicker than his teammate Rentsch. Travis Robinson held his third position on the road in the Chevy Jimco. The J imco of Mark Burrows came into the pits at the half way point to do some repairs which took some time, he managed -1:0 finish the lap· but ran over the time limit for a lap, and he would be seeded back ·into the field for Sunday's race. Bentley moved his twin turbo 3500cc V6 Cadillac Jimco into fourth. After some electrical problems in the Pro-logue Beau Robinson in the. BF Goodrich Out of Bounds twin turbo V6 3500cc Nissan J imco was fifth followed by the Jimco of Buddy Crowe and Eric Phillips in an Aceco. In Pro Lite Justin Watt was in front with only a six second lead over Tony Fehl-haber, this battle would last throughout the race. Rob Cowie in the V4 2800cc Scat J imco held on to third place. Extreme 2WD saw the Off Road Rush Mickey Thomp-son Tires Chevy p_owered truck of Chris Western lead the class over Anthony Kuhn in the Toyota with Geoff Roe a close third in his Chevy. Sandy Bowman had a three minute lead over colin Hunt-er in the Extreme 4WD class while in Production 2WD class. Clayton Chapman still held the lead over Geoff Pick-ering in Production 4WD. PWR Sunraysia 500 Sunday Race 2 3 Laps The track had chopped up badly from the previous day's racing, there were some big ruts and lots of silt to get through, and the weather for the day was to be overcast with some light rain. Fellows maintained a· steady pace to cover the three laps in three hours 28 minutes to take the outright and Pro class win . . Rents ch beaten by only 49 · seconds, an incredible drive considering the track condi-tions. Travis Robinson took third place nine minutes behind Rentsch, Bentley re-mained in fourth and Beau Robinson fifth. Eric Phillips showed some good pace in the Aceco and ended the day sixth in class with Buddy Crowe close behind. Justin Watt took the win with Tony Fehlhaber second in the Pro Lite class, Fehl-haber lost his brakes on the last lap but still-managed a good time, Jeffery Marson was third in the Kadco V6 Nissan. Wayne Sanderson in his Jimco rolled on Lap 2 putting him out of-the event, he still leads the Championship. In Extreme 2WD Brad Gal-lard finished all three laps giving him points towards the Champi_onship but the overall-winner in class for the weekend was the Subaru powered Porsche of Greg Campbell, he managed to fin-ish all four laps of the event. Gavin Mickle in the Toyota truck was second. The Jeep of Colin Hunter took the prize in Extreme 4WD, Clayton Chapman was the winner in Production 2WD with Geoff Pickering second. Werner Zettl was the Super 1650cc winner. Out of the event was An-thony Kuhn, in the Toyota truck with some transmission problem, also some damage to the left hand front. Also out was the Geoff Roe Chevy, flex plate problems in the Geiser truck, Chrl.s Monk in the F150 Ford was also out, he had exhaust problems. Chris Western in the Mickey Thompson tires truck had to withdraw from the race after hitting a gate post doing some front damage to the truck. Fellows and the Peter Kittle had a god weekend winning the Prologue and all laps of the race, his main rival Shan-non Rentsch will take up the battle for the Championship at the next event the Pines Enduro in South Australia. In Extreme 2WD, Brad Gallard finished all three laps but was not a winner this day, he's seen here really throwing the dirt. Mark Burrows was the fourth place finisher in the Prologue, he's seen here hustling the Jimco towards the finish line. The Geoff Roe Chevrolet, seen here just off the ground in level flight was among the non-finishers, problems unknown. Chris Western, seen here in the Mickey Thompson Tires Chris Monk, seen here in his very good looking Ford F150 pickup Chevrolet had to withdraw after suffering some unintentional Anthony Kuhn literally flew his good lookin'Toyota to a second was out of the race with some sort of exhaust problem. front end damage. place finish in the 2WD race on Saturday. Dusty Times September 2009 Page 27

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I.J\.lc::!c=: 66TH RALLY OF POAND Hirvonen -Ford Focus Win Photos: Maurice Selden Kevin Abbring took the JWRC crown in Poland, here in his Renault Clio R3, don't know if that's an open rear deck or an air brake. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen drove their Ford Focus RS to the gold medal at the Polish rally, seen here nicely airborne. problems, however, the semi-auto gearshift lever snapped violently and painfully on to his hand in pre-rally testing. The country's top co-driver, however, was competing alongside Guest JWRC driver Radoslaw Typa. This was 65 year old Maciej Wislaws-ki, another major in the Polish national series, Ka-jetan Kajetanowicz. Wislawski was co-driver to Holowczyc in 1997 when they were European champions. He was currently lying third in this year's Rally America series -in the USA. Missing, however, was Alessan-dro Bettega, entered as a JWRC The excitement held up right to the final corner. Bl? Ford were about to clinch a third successive maximum points result of the season when their second placed driver, Jari-Matti Latvala, went off on the superspecial stage within sight of the finish. It was the final turn in a rally where the unexpected kept happening and Mikko Hirvonen's second WCR win in two weeks might be eclipsed by disaster for oth-ers. Sebastien Loeb had his third successive disaster, causing his Citroen Total team to pull out all their tactical opportunities to give him and the team all the possible points that could be retrieved from the situation. Coming back to the World se-ries for the first time in 36 years the Poland Rally was a delight, with its fast smooth stages, sur-faces which were not degrading, thousands of enthusiastic fans, and the youngest ever winner in the junior WRC. The end-less debate about the way that team orders were carried out will continue. It was only the weather which was less than perfect. Welcome to rallying in Po-land! The 'Rajd Polski' was the eighth round of the 2009 world championship, the two-third's mark in this year's series, and only the second time this event has been included in the World series. The other occasion was in the inaugural year of the series, current Polish championship competitors for this event, appar-1973. Rajd Polski was first held standings were present, so the ently for budget reasons. in 201921 and has been held at selection of top drivers from the For the fifth time Rajd Polski a top level international cham-country was random. Missing was based at Mikolajki, a town pionship event since 1960. The was Michal Solowow, the Polish of fewer than 5000 inhabitants. 2009 edition was the 66th time businessman who is leading the The nice thing is that it is a most the rally had been held, making 2009 European series, "We are beautiful lakeside town. The bad this the longest running event concentrating on the ERC this thing is that it is 239km from the in rally sport except for Monte year, and the Bulgaria Rally com-nearest international airport in Carlo. In the early years the rally ing up in three weeks is critical." Warsaw, and the time to travel was run on asphalt roads. It was, Krzysztof Holowczyc, European can vary immensely. Mikolajki however, the speedy nature of champion in 1997, competed is described as the gateway to· these roads, and especially the here in a Stobart entered Focus the huge inland Lake Sniardwy, eternal proximity of trees to WRC, the highest profile Polish where there is a great amount the sides of the roads, which driver. of leisure boating, and the town hastened the decision of the or-The 24 year old Polish driver is the centre of many regatta ganisers to seek the opportunity Michael Kosciuszko came to his activities in the summer, and ice of moving the event northwards, country's rally leading the FIA's sports in winter. The weather, where special stage roads were Junior World championship. He however, is indeterminate. It gravel and theoretically slower. was full of anticipation of the has been beautiful the last few They settled on the lakeland area fast flowing stages which were times the Rajd Polski was held of North Poland, not far from much more hard based than in in this region, but June and July the frontier with Kaliningrad, previous years. The roads used are known for possible strong on territory used by the national to have a very sandy surface, winds and rain. The ·excitement Olstyn based Kormoran Rally. but the surface has been made was building even before the At the time another World series harder with the support of the event. Before the Acropolis, the Rajd Polski was being planned, European Union authorities. Citroen Total drivers tested in there was also no sense in push-The stages went through the the area where the rally was held. ing for an asphalt event as the forests, the fields and around The week before Rajd Polski the sport's policy makers at that time a lot of lakes. "The roads are BP Ford Abu Dhabi team also were strongly pro-gravel. really beautiful, quire similar to had a test in the region. The Four of the five registered Finland but without the crests, weekend before the rally Citroen world championship teams and really perfect for the spectators. gave a spectacular rally show in ten JWRC drivers, including I think it will be great for them, the capital city Warsaw, which two crews nominated as Guests especially as they do not have the saw their c;ars driyen at speed by the organisers were present. chance to st!e World Rally Cars · on the historical paved Karowa The event did not count for the in Poland these days. I drove this Street. national Polish championship, rally with a Peugeot S2000 last The stages were fast, "faster which is currently headed by year and it was big, big fun for thenJyvaskyla", observed Mikko Frenchman Bryan Bouffier, me". Kosciuszko had his own HJirvonen,andstrawbaleswere ----------~""l!"""T""--e-:!ll'!:"'~'::::11 .----------------------------, .. erected at strategic positions along· the stages to slow the cars down. On one stage ·alone there were no fewer than 4 7 such bales. The new stages were a feature of the event, none of the WRC drivers having the benefit of any previous experi-ence of them. Another feature was the weather. On the four previous rallies here, the weather had always been perfect. This year the storms came. The two wheel drive cars had a nice hard-standing area for their service park, the WRC cars had gravel which turned to mud. The Shakedown stage dete-riorated badly. Sebastien Loeb's first time was the quickest of everyone, but Mikko HJirvonen eventually matched this, a sec-ond quicker than Latvala. Forty-eight crews lined up for the start but missing were the two Focus cars of the Kuipers father and son, and Miller's Peugeot R3T car. Happy days were here again for Poland. A Polish driver (Mi-cha·l Kosciuszk9) was leading the JWRC, a Polish driver (Michat' Solowow) was leading the ERC, the world championship had finally come back again. Even the rain did not dampen the en-thusiasm of the local spectators. Drivers were a little more cau-tious, the weather had changed dramatically since they had com-pleted their recce. They realised they were entering uncharted territory, not knowing exactly how the rain would change the tracks, and to what extent the surfaces would degrade before the second times through. Day 1 7 Stages, gravel, 116. 7kms. The rally started on the Thurs-day evening with a superspecial held over an excellent and fast figure-of-eight course laid out a kilometre away from the rally headquarters, in front of a huge crowd of at least 10,000 specta-tors who had arrived at Mikolaj-ki despite continued unwelcome Mads Ostberg and Jonas Andersson were flying high and handsome Jari Matti Latvala had some drama on the 17th stage of the rally, but an accident knocked their Subaru lmpreza out of the rally. unfortunately they were a dnf in their Ford Focus RS. Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin finished fifth overall in Poland, they're seen here spraying gravel from their Ford Focus RS. Page 28 September 2009 Dusty Times

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l Daniel Sordo and Marc Marti were the silver medal winners in Poland, they're seen here in their Citroen C4 heading for home. weather. The surfaces, however, "We had noted the tree stump", were beginning to dry out after said co-driver Miikka Anttila. two nights of heavy downpours. "But the problem here is that we Just like on his home ground have got out of the habit of such in Norway, Petter Solberg shot fast stages, it is difficult to keep into the lead in his Citroen reading at the right speed. But Xsara WRC, second in front of it is good practice for Finland!" Sebastien Loeb, while Mikko Straw bales started to enter Hirvonen's Ford was equal the picture. First to arrive with third fastest with Andreas Mik- a damaged wing was Mi}tthew kelsen's Skoda Fabia WRC. In Wilson, then came Sebastien the JWRC category Martin Pro-Ogier. Ogier and Petter Solberg kop's Citroen S 1600 led Michal had trouble with the local police Kosciuszko's Suzuki S 1600 and (50kph in villages, 90kph else-Kevin Abbring's Renault R3. where). Drivers reported there The restart on Friday in Miko-were many spectators standing lajki saw Mikko Hirvonen in fine in well controlled places, and form, "I feel this is going to be a happy not to have the normal good rally for me", he declared, road traffic congestion they had "I see they have already named expected. Going well was Krzysz-this town after me ... " Sebastien tof Holowczyc, enjoying his first Loeb seemed a little quiet, rally in a World Rally Car for taking comfort from his boss four years. He spun on Stage 4 Olivier Quesnel's assurance that and dropped back to 11th place. Citroen -expect him to make one Petter Solberg was feeling the mistake a year, but it wasn't so pace, "It is so fast, too fast for simple. He had already had some our engine and our gear ratios." engine overheating problems Co-driver Phil Mills said that the night before, then on Stage on Stage 4 Petter never lifted 2 the engine overheated more, his foot off the accelerator, run-on account ofloose grass on the ning for 10km in top gear. Just sides of the stages where drivers dabbing his left foot occasionally were tempted to cut the corners. on the brake pedal to steady the He still, however, managed to car. Missing was the C4 WRC take the lead away from Petter of Evgeny Novikov, who went Solberg on that stage, before slip-off the road near the end of the ping behind Hirvonen on Stage stage, he regained the road but 3. Then just 1.2km into Stage found the steering was broken, 4 Loeb clipped a tree stump on and he could not drive the 65km the edge of the road and wrecked back to service, he was out for the suspension. Second rally· the rest of the day. running the five times World On the second run of the loop Champion had erred. Ford of three stages, Latvala hounded reacted instantly. Even before his teammate Hirvonen closely, Hirvonen (coming along two until Hirvonen made a big attack minutes later) had reached the on Stage 6 and extended his slen-spot, the team had contacted der lead from 1.4 to 9.6 seconds, him and told him the news. taking the younger driver a little Malcolm Wilson, "Honestly, by surprise. Latvala's suspension we were shocked. We immedi-was set lower than Hirvonen's ately thought Loeb's tracking and it seemed that scrapping system had failed." Then the along the ruts had slowed him team radio chatter told the story down. Drivers reported that the and Hirvonen was told to slow roads had not been as badly dam-down. The Citroen team made aged on the first pass through plans to retrieve the car and see as had been expected, but tpere whether it could be repaired to were many ruts which fazed restart under SupeRally. Loeb many drivers, though not so told the team "We never saw the much the Fords. Ostberg had tree stump, in fact, we never even more trouble. The splitter at the made a note of it." Hirvonen front of the Subaru was scooping now faced the agony of running gravel into the radiator, he lost first car on the road, so early in two more minutes in one stage, the event, "I was just beginning cleaning this away. Andreas to enjoy the event, fast flowing Mikkelsen stopped with engine stages, really Finnish stuff. .. " trouble on the final stage of Stage 3 was incredibly fast, the day. The scene for the rally 126kph was the winning aver-seemed to have been set very age. Sordo started to have some early on. Anttila sighed and said overheating, but opening up the it looked like the next two days engine inlet ducting cured the were going to be very long ... problem. Mads Ostberg had to Hirvonen led Latvala by 8.9 sec-stop as his radiator filled with onds, Dani Sordo was lying third grass, losing a minute or so. overall, 37.1 seconds behind the J ari-Matti Latvala found himself leader. Petter Solberg was fourth, playing Hirvonen-support role. 6.9 seconds in front of brother Dusty Times Martin Prokop and Jan Tomanek drove their Citroen C2 to a second place finish in JWRC, seen here just before touchdown. He~ming. Holowczyc was up to Day 2 ninth, while last year's winner 6 Stages, gtavel, 149.44kms. Michal Bebenek led Group N in Sebastien Loeb: "I made far 11th place. Gassner Junior, lost more mistakes in the five ral-time with turbo pipe problems. lies I won, than in the last two The JWRC category was excit-rallies." He was able to restart, ing. The lead changing hands albeit unusually in 32nd place, after each of the first four stages. eighth place in the Makes' points The 2-litre Renault Clio R3 of race, but privateer Andreas Mik-. Kevin Abbring had the 'edge kelsen could not carry on. With on" the Super 1600s of Michael only eight manufacturers' reg-Kosciuszko (Suzuki) and Martin istered cars competing here, all Prokop (Citroen) on the really of them would be able to score fast stretches. "We won't have championship points if they the advantage on the second eventually qualified as a finisher. time through, when the stages A lot of the two-wheel. drive cars will become rutted." Prokop (two of the Fiesta trophy cars was cautious. "These roads are had got stuck in the ruts in the too fast to take risks ... " Yoann middle of track yesterday) were Bonato hit a couple of the not helped when the running straw bales. Second guest Driver order for Day 2 was announced, Marcin Dobrowski stopped with the JWRC runners had been electrical failure and was out for scattered among the privateer the day. He had already been Group N cars, and the two best penalised five minutes for a pre-such cars (Bebenek's Mitsubishi rally engine change. In fact, Ab-and Oleksowicz's Peugeot were bring need not have worried, he put ahead of the JWRC cars won all three afternoon stages. altogether. There were no fewer Luca Griotti lost a minute when than 28 cars between the first the semi-auto gearshift collapsed running JWRC competitor and on the final stage. the last. Kosciuszko had a longer ratio gearbox fitted, "I am not worried about Abbring. I just need to stay in front of Prokop." Of all battles, and particularly the races between brothers, that of the Solbergs for fourth place was most exciting. "I really can-not keep up with the top guys in this car," Petter exclaimed, "but for sure my pedal is going to be on the metal..." First stage of the day was only 11km long, but Loeb (running ninth car on the road) was quick-est overall and was up to 29th. The strangest situation, however, came on the second stage, 32km. Citroen's Olivier Quesnel put in his tactics, "We had to ask Dani to push, even though this was, of course, risky." M-Sport' s Malcolm Wilson said "We im-mediately realised what was hap-pening with the surfaces of the road, this wasn't the usual road cleaning, it was the slippery sur-face breaking up and the ground becoming firmer. We told the drivers in any case to take no risks, and check that their notes would give ,them a competitive chance when the stages were repeated later in the day." Where the front running Fords were slow, this let Sordo up to less than 30 seconds behind Hirvonen. Hirvonen: "The surface was like polished clay, amazingly slippery, but immediately the tyres started to break into the surface. Latvala explained, "It must have been very difficult for Mikko, but even for us the broken surface started to give a lot more grip and was quicker." Meanwhile the Henning-v-Petter battle was at full pitch. Petter' "I am abso-lutely flat out, we went off the road twice in Stage 9." Henning: "Don't ask me how much I want Continued on page 30 'rlrad o, It 1111, 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 April) or $2,300 per month out of season. Call (760) 345-6124 September 2009 Page 29

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.. Henning Solberg speeds by an admiring crowd on his way to a Conrad Rautenbach and Daniel Barritt drove to an eighth overall Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena drove their Citroen C4 to a third overall finish in Poland in his Ford Focus RS. finish in Poland, they're seen here in their Citroen C4. seventh overall finish in Poland, here at a gate.· to beat Petter by, I just want to The JWRC competitors began what would the Citroen hierarchy position, without the entry being same league this time, all he could beat him!" Petter, however, really bunching up. Drivers paid at-do about it? Midday on Sunday withdrawn? He had withdrawn at do was wait and hope. Then with was getting upset, "Acropolis tention to the drying conditions was too early to make decisions. final service in Norway and then three stages to go, Kosciuszko was really our last good result and cut their tyre treads to suit, Loeb could just rise up by natural in Sardinia, would it be the same went off the road into the trees, this year, all the other gravel ral-as permitted for two-wheel drive progress, but it seem doubtful. here as well? This time, however, got going again but then stopped lies will be much faster." But as cars, while Kosciuszko came on Petter Solberg, meanwhile, fell he was ordered to spend towards a further down the stage and Proko Henning got in front of Petter, to familiar territory which he back behind brother Henning quarter of an hour stationary in- rose up to second and his cham-Sebastien Ogier was closing, and had learned from previous Pol-when the oil dipstick came loose side the stage ... "Sometimes you pionship chances were still intact. on Stage 10 he passed them both ish Rallies. "Stage 8 was new, and lubricant poured onto the have to do things for your team", Abbring went on to win unchal-into fourth place. 20km of Stage 9 was familiar windscreen. Holowczyc was de-he said afterwards. This may lenged, to become the youngest By the midday service Sordo and all except five kilometres of fermined to enjoy every moment have been some form of world driver to win a JWRC event. had moved up to within 19.5 Stage 10 was old territory for us of the rally, "We are now only 0.4 record for tactical behaviour. The In the championship stand-seconds ofHirvonen. "These are as well." Kevin Abbring's father second a kilometre slower than ultimate drama, however, was ings Citroen managed to mini-unusual rallies for 'us as we do Edvin studied the split t.imes with the fastest drivers ... " reserved for the final stage when mise the impact of Hirvonen's not have the usual support from amazement, "On one stretch of Then came the fun and games. Latvala, safe in his second place haul of ten points, by enabling Sebastien Loeb." Loeb was charg- 2-3km, Michal took eight seconds Ogier stopped in the middle of and supporting role, went into a Loeb to gain two points in the ing as best he could, now up to off Kevin, unbelievable. Ab-Stage 16 -with reported engine barrier and retired from the rally. Drivers' series. This still meant 20th place after ssll, eighth in bring lost the lead on Stage ·10, trouble and on the' same stage What a disaster! that Hirvonen took the lead in the Makes=E two points race. delayed only by a spin and then Novikov was told to drop a In the Junior WRC, the battle the Drivers' series but only by His only problem was one missed the hatchback door opening as couple of minutes, to help the between Kevin Abbring and Mi-one point from the Frenchman braking point. Evgeny N·ovikov well. Prokop overshot on a hair- Loeb's cause, which Novikov did. chal Kosciuszko was as intense as and maybe he won't be so sad at had an electrical problem with pin. Griotti stopped to cle;m a Rautenbach waited for similar ever. The morning started with this ... it means Hirvonen will the engine not putting out con-misting windscreen after a water orders to come if necessary. But the Pole 0.8 second in front. After have to start first car on the road sistent power and with misfiring crossing ("I learned my lesson with Loeb still some 12 minutes one stage the gap was 0.1, at the · on the next round, in Finland! as well. Matthew Wilson was after Portugal!"). Typa drove two behind Rautenbach, what sort of midday halt it was 1.8 with three In the Manufacturers' series, unhappy with his times. Mads stages with the throttle jammed penalty could the Zimbabwean stages to go. Prokop just looked Citroen Total increased their Ostberg, who had more overheat-open. On the second run through incur to allow Loeb to inherit his on and smiled, he was not in the lead. lAJ'2C: in~ problems on Stage 8 decided the stages Kosciuszko had power the best course of action now steering trouble after a water was to try out some settings that crossing and lost some time, might be suitable for Finland. while Abbring had misfiring after "Unless this overheating clears the crossing as well. Griotti came up, we will probably retire and to a stop with driveshaft failure save. the car." Holowczyc mean-while Dobrowlski came to a stop while had got into the Drivers' after a second engine failure of points zone, "I have never seen so the weekend on his Citroen C2. many there are on After Zbigniew Staniszewski had these stages, they give you extra initially led, fellow Mitsubishi power." His co-driver, Lukasz driver Michal Bebenek (winner Kurzeja said they were now really of 2008 Raid Polski) dominated getting a handle on what the car the Group N scene. In second could deliver, and the sensation place was Maciej Oleksowicz was incredible, "Every time we (Peugeot) but he stopped on the · accelerate I look up out of the Stage ·10 with engine trouble windscreen and all I see is sky!" which let Hermann Gassner, in Hirvonen and Latvala had . his old faithful Mitsubishi, up almost ideal conditions for the to second place after a broken second loop. "This was really en-turbo pipe connection on the joyable," Mikko said, "the stages first day dropped him to fifth. were fast and fun and did not Gassner then went off the road damage the car." Latvala had a and Lukasz Sztuka was second. lucky moment on Stage 11 when Day 3 his car suddenly jumped out of 5 Stages, gravel, 86.86kms. the ruts at high speed, damaging It was a dank and misty morn-various parts of the bodywork ing in Mikolajki, local man Ho-but he continued to protect lowczyc said it was going to be a his second place against Sordo. slippery day for everyone. The Novikov's car was now running three top crews set off expecting well, the problem traced to a a battle that would last until the faulty panel switch which kept end of the event, but in the fir~t trying to force the engine to run stage of the day Dani Sordo over-in safe mode. Conrad Rauten-shot a junction, "It was unfortu-bach had an over shot. Ostberg's nate. I missed my braking point. car stopped, overheating. Wilson In the absence of. anything else, lost a little time with a puncture. we noted during recce a signpost Holowczyc continued in eighth beside the road and used this as · place. At the end of the day, our marker. The board wasn't Hirvonen led Latvala by 12.0 there today!" Ford immediately seconds with Sordo a further alerted Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-• 26.5 seconds back. On the last Matti Latvala and they eased their stage of the day Petter got ahead pace. Mads Ostberg slid off the of his brother into fifth place. road on the first stage and retired, Loeb was whittling his way up so Loeb was up to 11th place the standings, lying 13th though overall, but still only eighth in the his manufacturer points score Makes' championship standings. would not increase unless one or In sixth place was Rautenbach more of his registered rivals had and despite a high speed excur-a problem, or Citroen friends sion off the road, Novikov was made a technical manoeuvre. seventh, so the question now was Page 30 66th Rally Poland 2009 (PL) Mlkolajki 25/28.06.2009 WCR round 8, JWRC round 6 WC points WRWDJC 1 (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PXOSAXB (GB) 3h.07m.27.Ss. 10 10 · 2 (2) Daniel SOROO/Marc Marti E Otroen C4 WRC 884ESF78 (F) 3h.08m.37.8s. 8 8 -3 (6) Heming SOLBERG/cato Menkerud N Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUV (GB} 3h.09m.33.2s. 6 6 • 4 (11} Petter Solberg/Philip MIiis N/GB Otroen xsara WRC 526ERR78 (F) 3h.10m.01.8s. • 5 • 5 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 3h.11m.45.0s. 5 4 • 6 (15} Krzysztof Holowczyc-/Lukasz Kurzeja PL Ford Focus RS WRC AA 49374 (N) 3h.12m.01.4s. • 3 • 7 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Otroen C4 WRC 886ESF78 (F) 3h.26m.42.6s.(4) 4 2 • 8 (8) Conrad RAUTENBACH/Danlel Barritt 'Z!-NJGB Otroen C4 WRC 721EGZ78 (F) 3h.26m.48.1s. 3 1 • 9 (7) Evgeny NOVIKOV/Dale Moscatt RUS/AUS Citroen C4 WRC 723EGZ78 (F) 3h.26m.53.7s.(3) 2 - -10 (64) Midlal + Grzegorz Bebenelc PL Mitsubishi Lana!r Evo IX N LKRSOMF (PL) 3h.30m.36.2s.+ • • • 11 (37) Kevin Abbring/Erwin Mombaerts NL/B Renault Clio R3 JWRC 62-SN-VX {NL) 3h.35m.OS.2s. - • 10 12 (38) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Citroen C2 S1600 JWRC 06R0008 {CZ) 3h.36m.15.4s. • - 8 16 (35} Yoann Bonato/Benjamin Boulloud F Suzuki Swift 51600 JWRC HP.SR138 (0 } 3h.40m39.7s. - • 6 17 (36} Hans Weljs/Bj)m Degandt NL/B Citroen C2 51600 JWRC H-PR4406 (D) 3h.45m.17.2s. • - S 18 {33} Slroone Bert0lottl/LUCa Celestini I Suzuki SWlft S1600 JWRC KIH353 (H) 3h.51m.50.3s. • • 4 20 (59) Radoslaw Typa/Mac::iej Wlslawskl PL Citroen C2 R2 JWRC NU Y696 (PL} 3h.56m.32.3s. • • 3 21 (34) Luca Griotti/Conado 8onatD I Renault 010 R3 JWRC DK845HF (1) 4h.00m.53.6s.(3) - • 2 48 {9 JWRC) starters. 34 {7 JWRC) finishers. +Group N winner. MANUFACTURERS REGISTERED DRIVER. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner'$ average speed CNer stages 112.67kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED ( 4) .Jart-Matti LAlVALA/Milkl<a-Anttlla FIN Ford Focus RS WRC AG570<A (GB) aa:lclent 17 (12) SebastJen Ogier/Jullen Ingrassia F atroen C4 WRC AA-655-VF (F) engine 15 (14) Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Subaru Impreza WRC PXOSAXC (GB} acdde1t 14 (16) Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Floene N Skoda Fabla WRC KF81153 (N) engine 6 (32) Midlal Kosduszko/Madek Szczpaniak PL Suzuki Swift 51600 JWRC SSE001 (H} accident 16 (60} Marcin + ~1 DobrowoJski PL Citroen C2 R2 JWRC oomRw {PL} engine (5) 11 RAU..Y LEADERS P.Solberg stage 1, Loeb 2, Hlrvonen 3-18. . JWRC LEADERS Prokop stage 1, Abbrtng 2, KosduszkD 3, Abbrtng 4-9. KosduszkD 10-12, Abbring 13, ·Kosduszko 14+15, Abbring 16-18. The Route Special Stages Total Distance Crews Leading Special Stages Restarting positions 1 2 3 4 5 6 Day 1 Mlkolajki (Thursday 2000)- 7 gravel-115.70km 306.09km Loeb 5 7 1-- -( 1-7) Mikolajkl • Mikolajkl -Hirvonen 4 6 3 3 - 1 Mikolajki (Friday 1738) L.atvala 3 2 6 2 1 2 Day 2 Mlkolajkl (5aturday 0900) - 6 gravel-149.44km 423.64km 46 P.Solberg 2 -11 5 3 (8-13) Mikolajkl ~ H.Solberg 2 - - 3 1 4 Mikolajkl (Saturday 1926) Sordo 1 1 5 3 4 -Day 3 Mlkolajki (Sunday 0630} - 5 gravel-86.86km 294.65km 38 Ogler 1 • 2 2 1 4 (14-18) Mikolajkl Novikov • 1 • 2 1 2 Mikolajki (Sunday 1454) Mikkelsen - -11 - 2 --'JWRC Abbring won 10 stages, Kosciuszko 5, Prokop 3. 18 stages-352.00km 1024.38km Ceremonial Start on Thursday at 1900. Weather: wann, dry but oft.en damp. No stages In darkness. Positions in Wo~ Championship for Rallies (WCR): otroen Total WIU 106 points, BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 89, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford WRT 60, Otroen Junior Team 29, Munchi's Ford WRT 18. September 2009 Dusty Times

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l 2009 June & July Winners Kyle la)uc #99 Lucas Oil R7 Unlimited 4 Wimer Lucas OU R8 Unlimited 4 Wnner TORC R9 Pro 4x4 Winner TORC RlO Pro 4x4 Winner i..O~KongBypNS More race wins than all other shock manufacturers combined. Kyle LeDuc TORC R9 Pro_ 4x4 Kyle LeDuc TORC R10 Pro 4x4 Jim Kalp MORE Trophy Challenge Kevin Shain MORE Class 8 . Gary Williams G.H. Pro Single Buggy , Craig MORE Class 9-16 Dan Chamlee MORE. Class 7 Allen Byma MORE Class 1400 Tim Scott MORE Class 1450 Greg Foster G.H. Pro Super Buggy Kyle LeDuc Lucas R8 Unlimited _4 Kyle LeDuc Lucas R9 Unlimlted 4 Glad Goerge Lucas R9 UTV

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<8)RauNn4 JOlln Halmes Triumphs B-y ]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Mike's Race Photo John Holmes flew to victory in both Pro Super SIC Buggy races, he's seen here flying to a first overall finish for the ·~ ' Round 4 of the Glen Hel-Lite event had Leroy Lo-John Beyer took the win en Baja Cup races was held erwald taking the win and and Leroy Loerwald fin-on July 11, 2009. We have John Beyer taking the silver ished in second place. been covering these "Cup" medal. In the second race The overall class win races since their inception but this time there was a problem. The problem ? One of our ace reporters who was scheduled to cover the event was unable to at-tend so the bit of a story you are reading here is less than sketchy, but, we do have a lot of pictures because our photographer was on the scene. There were only 14 cars entered, they were divided into five classes and each class had two races to run and of the 14 cars and trucks entered, fully 12 of them made it all the way in each race. John Beyer literally flew his truck to a second place finish in Race 1, took First race the Pro S C the win in race 2 and took the gold for the overall. Steve Nelson, (#17) took the win both days in the Stadium lite races, he's seen here with the power on and flying to the flag. went to John Beyer and Le-again Randy Minnier was roy Loerwald finished the listed as a dnf. day in second place. The overall win went to The Pro Super S/ C Bug-John Holmes, Ken Schertz-gy races were next up and er was second overall and when their first race was Andy Alsobrook took third run it was John Holmes place overall honors. taking the gold medal, The Pro Single S/C Bug-Andy Alsobrook was the gy class :was next up. Rafael second vehicle in, Ken Navatro was the big winner Schertzer took third place in the first race, Gary Wil-honors and Randy Minnier liams was the second car to was a dnf. In the second finish, Jim Sizelove took Pro Super S/C race John third place honors and Holmes repeated his first Jeff Barrett was the fourth round win, Ken Schertzer place finisher. took the silver medal, Andy At the finish of the sec-Alsobrook was the bronze ond race it was Gary Wil-medal winner and, once liams taking the gold medal Leroy Loerwald won the first race in SIC lite, did not start the second race and ended up with a second overall placing. Jeff Hildebrandt had to be content with a second place finish both Jerry Byerman (#7) drag races off the start, Jerry was only able races in the Stadium Lite races, seen here with the hammer down. to manage a third place finish in both races. Rafael Navarro slides his car beautifully as he heads to a 1st in race 1, he finished 2nd in race 2 and was 2nd overall for the day. Jim Sizelove flew his car beautifully in both Pro Single SI C Buggy It was a fourth place finish in both Pro Single SI C Buggy races Mario Bustamonte was all alone in the Class 511600 category, races, Jim finished third in both races, third overall for the day. Jeff Barrett, Jeff finished fourth overall for the day. but that didn't keep him from going like hell on the course. Page 32 September 2009 Dusty Times

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Ml Andy Alsobrook is really throwing a ton of dirt as he comes out L_:-:.!!:!!!!!!!l•••-----------...;.;:'----d Ken Schertzer really gets into it! Ken took a third and a second place of a corner, Andy finished 2nd and 3rd in the races, finished Randy Minier flies his car beautifully at Glen Helen, unfortunately, finish in Pco Super SIC Buggy, he was second overall for the day. 3rd overall for the day. Randy was listed as a dnf in both races. win, Rafael Navarro won the silver medal, Jim Si-zelove repeated in third place and Jeff Barrett was the fourth place finisher. Gary Williams took the overall win for the class, Rafael Navarro was the second place overall win-ner, Jim Sizelove took third place honors and Jeff Bar-rett finished first off the podium. There was only one en-trant in the Class 5-1600 contest, Mario Bustamen-te. Mario got in his re-quired laps for both races, had a ball playing with the other guys and took home the gold medal for the class. The Stadium Lites were next up and it was a nice win in the first race for Steve Nelson, Jeff Hildeb-randt was the second place finisher and Jerry Byerman Dusty Times rounded out the top three in class. The second Stadium Lite race of the day saw the exact same result, it was Nelson, Hildebrandt and B erman finishin in that order. Overall, it was Nelson, Hildebrandt and Byerman. So it ended, awfully sor-ry for the very limited cov-erage, we'll do better next time. See a there! Gary Williams throws a bunch of dirt and gravel as he heads to a 2nd place finish in race 1, he won race 2 and the overall win as well. September 2009 more Trail Notes from page 7 Toyota Milestone Awards - Following the first three of five races in the 2009 SCORE Desert Series, 22 ofSCORE's toughest drivers remain in the hunt to earn 2009 SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. Leading the way are four racers in the featured SCORE Trophy-Truck division along with seven in Class 1-2/ 1600 for 1600cc VW-powered open-wheelers. Female driver Heidi Steele, San Clemente, Calif., is the only female racer still eligible, driving a Ford Ranger in 6. The four SCORE Trophy-Truck drivers who have completed every race mile so far this season are: Robby Gordon (No. 77 Chevy CK1500), Ed Stout (No. 13 Chevy Silverado), Adam Householder (No. 24 Chevy Silverado) and Greg Nunley (No. 11 Chevy Silverado. Toyota is presentingthese prestigious awards to the world's toughest desert racers for the 24th consecutiveyear. The Toyota Milestone awards will go to those pro car and truck drivers who finish every required mile in the five-race 2009 SCORE Desert Series. SCORE Trophy-Truck - Robby Gordon, Ed Stout, Adam Householder, Greg Nunley, Class 1 - Randy Wilson, Class 1-2/1600 - Brian Wilson, Justin Smith, Cody Robinson, Dave Caspino, Mario Gastelum, Eric Duran, Samuel Araiza, Class 5 - Kevin Carr, Class 5/1600 - Alonso Angulo, Class 6 -Heidi Steele, Class 7 -Dan Chamlee, Class 7SX -John Holmes, Class 8 - Clyde Stacy, Class 10 - Mike Lawrence, Scott Gailey, SCORE Lite- Brent Parkhouse, Stock Mini- Gavin Skilton. Good luck to all in the remaining SCORE races. Ed. Page 33

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BFGaadricli BFGoodrich Tires Looks to Continue Winning Ways at X Games 15 Rally . -BFGoodrich Tires has won eight medals at X Games; more than any other tire manufacturer-BFGoodrich Tires is looking to continue its winning ways at the X Games 15 rally competi-tion as the tire of choice for six of the 12 invited athletes. BFGoodrich Tires will partner with Subaru Rally Team USA and Vermont SportsCar for the fourth straight year, having been part of their multiple medal performances at X Games 12, 13 and 14. BFGoodrich Tires is also the tire of choice for Ford's Fiesta team, which will make its X Games debut at the Rally Car Racing Super Special on Sunday, Aug. 2. "Since the beginning of BF-Goodrich Tires' involvement in X .Games competition, our teams have earned eight med-als, more than any other tire manufacturer," said Roberts Kukainis, brand sponsorship . manager for BFGood,ich Tires .. "We are excited to be the tire of choice for this year's top teams and continue to be the tire brand to beat in X Games rally competition." Subaru Rally Team USA con-sists of today's elite rally driv-ers including Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra and Ken Block. Each of the Subaru Rally Team USA drivers will be behind the wheel of a 303-horsepower 2009 Subaru lmpreza WRX STI prepared by Vermont SportsCar each equipped with BFGoodrich Tires g-Force Rally tires. Ford's new Fiesta Rallycross cars have alrea_dy created plen-ty of buzz in the enthusiast community with their North American motorsport debut at the 87~h running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb where they took second place in the 'unlimited class.' In the vehicle's X Games debut, the three Fi-estas, each equipped with BFGo-odrich g-Force Rally tires, will be driven by an all-star lineup, including Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan and Kenny Brack. The asymmetric BFGoodrich g-Force Rally tire is designed with a closed pattern for in-creased ground contact .and optimized grip and traction. The BFGoodrich g-Force Rally Gravel tires are designed to cut through loose top surface in search of firmer ground under-neath. Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Rally Team USA driver Travis Pastrana has domi-nated rallying in the USA since switching his focus away from Freestyle Motocross. Having won gold at X Games 12 and 14 and fresh off his New England Forest Rally victory, look for Pastrana to be a frontrunner in this year's competition. Dave Mirra is no stranger to the X Games podium as he holds the record for most X Games medals and most X Games gold medals. Mirra took bronze in last year's X Games rally competition and looks add to his incredible medal count with another podium finish. While Ken Block has been qriving rally cars for a relatively short amount of time, his list of accomplishments read like that of a seasoned pro. Block teamed up with Vermont SportsCar in 2004 and Subaru Rally Team USA in 2006 and has since won bronze at X Games 12, sil-ver at X Games 13 and shared the bronze medal with Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Dave Mirra at X Games 14. Olsbergs MSE/ROCKSTAR Energy Ford Fiesta Team Tanner Foust took X Games rally gold in 2007 and silver in 2008, losing out to Subaru Rally team USA driver Travis Pastrana. Foust will drive the ROCKSTAR Energy 2009 Ford Fiesta five-door hatchback while looking to avenge last year's second place finish. Moto X star Brian Deegan is no stranger to the X Games. Deegan has won ten medals in X Games competition and will make his X Games rally debut driving the ROCKSTAR Energy 2008 Ford Fiesta three-door hatchback. Swedish driver Kenny Brack looks to become the first ever Indianapolis 500 winner to also take home an X Games medal.. Brack will make his X Games debut in the Olsbergs Motor Sports Evolution 2009 Ford Fiesta three-door hatchback. The X Games Rally Car Rac-ing Super Special took place at The Home Depot Center in Car-son, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 2. The X Games Rally Car Racing Super Special was aired live on ABC on Sunday at 3 p.m. East-ern. Please check local listings for repeat airdates and times. Using motorsports as a prov-ing ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of rac-ing, including oval, sports car, .;.. •••• www.bakerpri 11!11 IJlY!Ull :film ~ lXiifl ~ llt1m} 01 ls *Bil.ACK* red & blue -6 st $5.99 -8 st$6.99 -10 st $9.49 -12 st $10.99 ffi:!ll1Y=§:3/J1J1ifJJm)~ 20ft. Lenghts -6 20ft. $93.40 -8 20ft. $107.20 -10 20ft. $128.20 -12 20ft. $185.20 Hlglt Misalignment Adapters JMXT series Chromoly ~ JMX8T$20.05 . 'fl · JMX10T$26.16 JMX12T $33.25 JMX14T $60.78 JMX16T $76.10 BIil red & blue -6 45 $12.99 -845 $13.99 -10 45 $16.99 ----12 45 $21.84 red& blue -6 90 $12.99 -8 90 $14.99 -10 90 $15.99 ------1290$21.84 Complete L.ine of -----~ New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. Weld-in Bungs . Ph 562-427-2375 2865 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90755 Page 34 September 2009 drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, deliver-ing a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BF-Goodrich Tires online at www. BFGoodrich ~ Tires Recog-nizes Fordyce Creek Trail as Part of the 2009 Out-standing Trails Soda Springs, Calif. -August 11, 2009 -Located in the Tahoe National Forest, the Fordyce Creek Trail was honored last weekend by BFGoodrich® Tires as one of the 2009 Outstanding Trails. More than 700 off-road enthusiasts and members of the Friends of Fordyce club were in attendance at the annual California Association of 4WD Club's Sierra Trek as BFGo-odrich Tires presented a grant to the club's president. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic trails and continue c;onservation efforts for one of America's most beautiful areas for off-roading. BFGoodrich Tires, work-ing in conjunction with Tread Lightly!® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UF-WDA), chose Fordyce Creek Trail as one of the 2009 Out-standing Trails for its incredible history, level of difficulty and sheer beauty. Many trails within the system are classified as dif-ficult to most difficult and thus the area is recommended for experienced riders only. Fordyce Creek Trail is approximately 12 miles long and includes more than 10 rock crawling areas, five winch hills and four water crossings. "Collectively, since the in-ception of the Outstanding Trails program in 2006, we have honored some of the most incredible off-road trails in North America," said Gary Enterline, senior product cat-egory manager, light truck tires for BFGoodrich Tires. "The Fordyce Creek Trail meets all the requirements of the program and we are delighted to team up with Friends of Fordyce to help sustain the beauty of the trail." The Friends of Fordyce is a non-profit corporation with a coalition of trail users and volunteers whose numbers are growing every day. Friends of Fordyce are a National Forest Adopt-a-Trail organization that works to preserve and protect the Fordyce Creek Trail through maintenance and public educa-tion on the responsible use of natural resources. "We are grateful to have Fordyce Creek Trail recognized as one of BFGoodrich Tires' 2009 Outstanding Trails," said Bret Preble, president of the Friends of Fordyce. "The trail gives enthusiasts a diverse of-fering of obstacles and it also provides off-roaders with many great camping spots. Endless photo opportunities exist along the route due to its rich history and high sierra scenic beauty." Launched in 2006, the BF-Goodrich Tires Outstanding Trails pt>ogram is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails' conservation efforts. Since its inception, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 19 off-road trails in 15 states and two in Canada. The program has also given $76,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 2,850 participants at trail events. Aside from Fordyce Creek Trail, Barnwell Mountain Rec-reation Area, located in Gilmer, Tex., was· also named to the 2009 Outstanding Trails. To learn more about these trails, visit the Outstanding Trails Web site at www.bfgoodrichtires. com/ 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 organizations 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 Lightly!'s strategic educational message, along with its training and restora-tion initiatives are designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them. The program is long-term in scope with a goal to balance the needs of the people who enjoy out-door recreation with the needs of the environment and it's leading the way to help remedy current and future recreation issues. Tread Lightly! is proud to be recognized by the USDA Forest Service and its partner actively engaged in collaborat-ing to implement solutions tQ the problem associated with outdoor recreation. United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) United Four Wheel Drive As-sociations is the world's leading representative of all-brand four wheel-drive enthusiasts. UFW-DA benefits, developed and test-ed true over the past 30 years, include four wheel drive safety and awareness education; user ethics programs such as adopt• a-road, conservation volunteer, and volunteer trail patrol; assis-tance with new club formation; education seminars to aid four wheelers through complex state and federal programs affecting trail access; Internet forums designed to connect members globally and• instantaneously; and unrestrained member access to its full-time legislative advo-cate and nationally-recognized attorney working exclusively for four wheel drive enthusiasts to protect access and prevent road and trail closures. For more information on the UFWDA log on to or _call toll free 1-800-44-UFWDA (800-448-3932). BFGoodrich Tires Takes X Ga~es Rally Gold; Sweeps Podium -The podium sweep brings BFGoodrich Tires' X Games rally medal count to 11 in four years-B FGoodrich Tires swept the podium at the X Games 15 Rally Dusty Times

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,, Super Special this past weekend in Los Angeles after Kenny Brack (Ford/BFGoodrich) took home his first X Games gold medal. Last year's gold medal-list Travis Pastrana (Subaru/ BFGoodrich) earned a silver medal after leading in the finals, but clipped a wall and ended his shot at gold. Tanner Foust (Ford/BFGoodrich) earned the bronze medal over ROCK-ST AR/Ford Fiesta teammate Brian Deegan (Ford/BFGo-odrich). The BFGoodrich Tires' podium sweep brings its medal earning to 11 in four years of X Games rally competition. "The extreme asphalt and gravel racing course at X Games, highlighted by the 70-foot jump, proved no match for our tires today," said Roberts Kukainis, Motorsports Manager of BFGo-odrich Tires. "Rally has been in X Games for four years and BFGoodrich has 11 medals. Congratulations to both the Ford and Subaru teams who pushed their cars to the limits and put on a tremendous show for the fans." The Ford and Subaru show-down turned out to be as ampli-fied as anticipated. Brack with his Olsbergs MSE 2009 Ford Fiesta and Pastrana with his Vermont SportsCar-prepared 2009 Subaru. Impreza WRX STI (Subaru Rally Team USA) were within one second of each other in X Games 15 Rally Super Special final before ·Pastrana made contact with the wall and ended his shot at back-to-back gold medals. "It's always sweet to win," said a smiling Brack. "I've never been on a course anything like that in my whole life, the jump and the stadium, it was crazy. There are a lot of different tire choices you can make and we chose BFGoodrich because they are very durable. Having a gravel tire on tarmac is always going to be a challenge, but the g-Force Rally tires performed really well. It goes to show that BFGoodrich is the best tire out there right now and we have a great relationship." Brack put his crew to work immediately after he overshot the 70-foot jump in his practice run. After a few adjustments, Brack defeated BMX tegend Dave Mirra (Subaru/BFGo-odrich) in the quarter-finals. In a close semi-final battle with Foust, Brack was less than one second behind last year's X Games rally silver medallist after completing the first lap. Foust spun out around a tight turn and had no chance to catch Brack in his flawless perfor-mance. Brack's Fiesta equipped with BFGoodrich g-Force Rally tires did not disappoint in the finals. After again landing hard on the jump, Brack's bumper dragged behind his car for the remainder of the race, adding to the excitement. Brack's gold medal perfor-mance and Foust's bronze medal earned the Olsbergs MSE/ ROCKSTAR Energy Ford Fiesta Team its first two medals in X Games rally competition. Pastrana's road to the fi-nals was not as drama filled as Brack's, as his Subaru Rally Team USA Impreza W RX STI performed well all day. Pastrana posted the fastest time of the Dusty Times day (3:25:342) beating Andrew Comrie-Picard by more than eight seconds in the quarter-finals. Pastrana then defeated Brian Deegan in the semi-finals after Deegan was disqualified for avoiding the 70-foot jump because of problems with his turbo. Pastrana earned Subaru Rally Team USA and Vermont SportsCar their ninth medal in four years ofX Games rally com-petition, all which have come on BFGoodrich tires. Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Ken Block (Subaru/ BFGoodrich) had a rough start to his morning after hitting a curb and rolling his 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI dur-ing the morning practice run. The challenges continued from there as his driver's-side door opened mid-race in the quarter-finals against Brian Deegan. Still, Block was well in the lead against Deegan when he clipped a cement barrier with his rear wheel just prior to the jump. With his car slowed from the damaged Ken made a split second decision to drive around the jump rather than risk not achieving enough speed to clear the gap. Block was disqualified for avoiding the jump awarding Deegan with the victory. Using motorsports as a prov-ing ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of rac-ing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, deliver-ing a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BF-Goodrich Tires online at www. P.O. Box 101, Crandon, WI 54520 www.crandonoffroad. com 715.478.2222 NEWS from Ci-andon Inter-national Off-Road Raceway For Immediate Release, July 30, 2009 Contact-Tori Ry-chlock: 715-784-0104 Jack Flannery Elected to Off-Road Hall of Fame RENO, Nev. --Championship off-road racer Jack Flannery, one of the most well-known names in off-road racing circles, has been elected to the distinguished Off-Road Motorsports Hall of F~me in Reno, Nev. Flannery was recently no-tified of his unanimous ac-ceptance into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame, class of 2009, located in the revered National Auto Museum in Reno. He will be honored at a ceremony by his peers this coming August for his legend-ary career and contributions to the sport. Born and raised in Cran-don, Wis., Flannery joins an extremely elite group of other legends ·such as Walker Evans and Ivan "Iron Man" Stewart, among others, in the Hall of Fame. The achievement is also significant in that Flannery is the first off-road champion from the Midwest to be accepted into the Hall. · Flannery brought short course off-road racing to the mainstream by being the first Midwest native to organize a professional off-road race team that was capable of competing against and beating the best off-road racers in the world. His passion and commitment to the sport and innovative truck designs helped bring short course off-road racing to a higher level. Being continu-ously involved in every aspect of the sport, from track designs and layout, to bridging the gap between promoters, racers, fans, and sponsors alike, he enabled more people to experience and enjoy the sport on all levels. Starting his career at the leg-endary Crandon International Off-Road Raceway as a grass roots off-road racer, his charis-matic personality, techniques and refinements allowed him success in various venues. Com-peting against factory sponsored teams in the initial stages of his career, privateer Flannery, with the financial backing from Flan-nery Trucking, owned by his father Melvin and late mother Dorothy, proved early on he was talented behind the wheel and a force to be reckoned with. Beginning his nearly three-decade career ilotin a snowmo-bile, he switched his efforts in the 70's to a Class 6-2 wheel drive sedan and Utility vehicle. In '74 he discovered a new niche and be-gan piloting rear engine off-road buggies. In the late 70's he began to focus his talents and passion towards the full-size truck classes. Competing in the Mint 400 in the Nevada desert in '78 and '79 helped Flannery gain valu-able experience. Venturing into Canadian territory in the early 80's, Flannery co_mpeted in the Canadian Off-Road Series two times, all the while dominat-ing the Midwest SODA series and racking up five Pro Series Championship titles. He also competed in the SCORE Off-Road Championships in River-side, Calif. In 1990, Flannery added an-other victory at the Inaugural SCORE Off-Road Champion-ships in Phoenix, Ariz. The highlight of 1990 was when Flannery captured the Class F truck title in the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb and obtained "Rookie of the Year" honors while piloting a Ford F-150. The following year brought a major sponsorship on behalf of Chevrolet and launch of the famous "Chevy Thunder" Team as well as 9 wins out of 10 events in the SODA ESPN-TV Pro Series. Jack also once again returned to Pikes Peak, this time driving a new full-size -Chevrolet-and not only won the Heavy Metal title, but shattered his own record by a whopping 22 seconds! In '92 Flannery made the trek back to the "Hill" finishing second. 1993 again showcased Flannery's talent as he stormed through the SODA circuit by winning five of six events, and taking home the ESPN Pro Series Championship for a 6th time. In subsequent years, Flannery was a solid fixture in professional short course off-road racing and again no stranger in victory circle scoring numerous Pro 4 and Heavy Metal wins. The pinnacle of his career came in 1996 when he won the coveted $125,000 Borg Warner Cup Race at Cran-don. "Mr. Chevy Thunder" followed that up in 1997 with a clean sweep in Crandon, once again winning both Pro 4 classes and the prestigious Governor's (now called "Chairman's") Cup Race. Victory followed Flannery into 1998 when against a world-class field of off-road competi-tors; he dominated and claimed the CORR Pro 4 Championship title and in 1999 won a second Chairman's Cup as his curtain call. Having accomplished goals most can only dream of with well over 150 class wins and series titles, Jack has enough championship rings to fit every fin ~nd toe on his body. 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"The Straight Poop from the Big Wahzoo II" The Life and Times ofUnde Max Norris Part 1, the early years Max Norris was born the son of a professional painter of Scotch-Irish descent in Sturgis, SD in 1934. At age 4, Max learned about bikers, beer, babes, and business by helping his mom, a pretty waitress at a local cafe, to sell cold beers to the at-tendees of the very first Sturgis Rally Race in 1938. It was that first his-toric half-mile bike race that younger sister Linda attributes Max's life-long affair with racing. Max always said he vividly remembered that race and selling beer to the patrons with his mom well into his later life. Times were tough in South Da-kota during WWII and the Norris's packed it up and took a train out to Eagle Rock, California in 1942 where Max's father George worked in a plant making parts for the war effort. After the war, the Norris's moved back to Sturgis for a spell where at age 14, Max became a tour guide in one of the spectacular Black • s• Color Display • internal 16 Channel GPSAntenna • US and Baja Map • Sirius radio and weather San Diego Hills caves. Their return back to SD was short-lived, however, and the family moved back to Eagle Rock that summer. Max attended Eagle Rock High and graduated with the Class of 1953. During high school, he was busy race prepping sprint cars for those old Ascot events, and in those days Max was very much a part of the sprint car revolution from pre-war 4 cyl motors to hopped-up flathead Ford motors, which were of course considered "high tech" before anyone ever used that term! This, in turn, lead to Max's life-long love affair with hot rods and drag racing at the old San Fernando Drag strip, but more on Max's hot rods later. In order to earn extra bucks while in HS, Max worked for the local Ford dealer shuffling parts by delivery trike. After graduation, Max went to Korea in '54 & '55 as a UXO expert disarming, blowing up, and other-El Cajon wise disarming· unexploded ord-nance. Working for the 99th Ord. Det, Reno, he became a pro-ficient demoli-tions expert, in that he managed to retain both arms and both legs during his Korea gig. Upon his return from Ko-rea, Uncle Max became an el-evator mechanic doing contract work for com-p an i es like 7915 Balboa Ave. 858.565.n92 425 N. Marshall Ave. 619.442.8689 Otis, construct-ing units in a famous Las Ve-gas hotel. After his involvement with construc-tion of the Area 54 A-Bomb ob-servation tower Escondido 2645 Auto Park Way 760.746.3193 Temecula 26901 Jefferson Ave. 951.326.2880 wwvv off, o.:1eJvva1 chousc con--. Page 36 at the Nevada Test Range, Max returned to Eagle Rock. Max fell down a shaft shortly after that while working on the JC Penney's building in Glendale injuring his back. It is said that while recuperating he was visited by some strange beings he had communicated with while at Area 54 and it was they who instructed. him in 1969 to start up a local watering hole in Eagle Rock named after an infamous TJ stripper club and take up smoking cigars. Max called his Eagle Rock night club The Blue Fox. Throughout the late '50's and · early '60's Uncle Max was actively racing in boats and sports cars. He raced a bug-eye Sprint and a pair of heavily modified early XKE Jags in '64, '65, and '66 at Riverside Race-way, Phoenix, Sonoma, and other popular tracks of the day. Max's interests eventually went full-circle back to motorcycles, racing desert bikes in '69, '70 and '71 at Indian Dunes and became involved with Shamrocks and Night Owls. Later, Uncle Max became a full-fledged Checkers (1978) after learning that Shamrocks are best when "rolled up and smoked". Max opened up the well-known Off Road Toy Shop in eagle Rock in 1974 and by 1976 was building race buggies. It may very well have been Uncle Max himself who coined the term "with age comes cage". Uncle Max was also very inspirational in helping young upstarts such as George Seeley. During his early years as a Checker, Uncle Max was once driver-of-record for Mickey Thomp-son who needed pit support but just couldn't make the Checkers cut. How does one begin to ~lain the part about Max's 31 years of outstanding service to Checkers Off Road? Well, shit, I think I'll just let you guys tell the stories. Like the time Uncle Max pulled off the highway and climbed a billboard to slap a Checkers sticker across the hard hat of a prominent San Diego builder and desert racer. Or the time the SCORE awards ceremony was beautifully decorated with two-ply Mexican low-grade TP. Or Uncle Max's adventures as a live race com-mentator for Parker station KLPZ, AM 1380. And what about that time ......... . "I started racing with the Check-ers at the 1985 Baja 500 and first met Uncle Max at the next SCORE Firecracker 250 race in Barstow. He had his usual cigar in his mouth and he welcomed me with his usual kind words and warmth only he had. One time Uncle Max had the Pit at Valle de Trinidad below the Goat Trail. I pulled into his pit and the Checkers were all sacked out except for Max and we talked a long while and I re-ally got to know him well after that. He used to n1n the shuttle in his VW Thing to and from the helipad when we used to have the Check-ers Summer party back at Cougar Buttes. And when he had everybody sleeping on the floor at his place in Parker, and there wasn't even an inch between us, he fed everybody breakfast the next morning. I'll miss him at the Checkers meetings, sitting there with all the old Checkers- he would say to me with his big grin, 'Hey Poop'. He always called me that. Or when he would show up in his old F'ord Hot Rod. Then one night I got in a wreck after a meeting at the old Dugout restaurant and he gave me a ride in his blue Chevy Pickup to Hastings's house. He was so damn drunk he kept riding up on the shoulder, then he stopped and pissed along the 405 Freeway. But we made it OK"-THE CRACKLE LEE ' September 2009 Uncle Max on the Ford dealer's delivery trike honing his cycling skills circa 1952. Note that littlesister is neither Sniveling nor Whining. "Always a sad deal when the great ones leave us. Uncle Max has been giving the shirt off his back longer than most have memories. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally broke and worn out, shoutfng; Holy shit ... what a ride!"- Wild Bill Wiederhold, BFG Relay 12 "It was during the summer of 1978, at Indian Dunes. I was then race director for Jim Webb's AMSA group out of Fresno, Calif., and was taking a walk through the pit area when a sudden torrential downpour got me .. .in a heartbeat I was soaked to the bone and looking for tempo-rary shelter anywhere. Out of the downpour I heard this voice calling my name .. .'Dr. Checker, you'd bet-ter get in here'. I located the source of the voice to find this tall, gangly dude standing in the open door of a camper encouraging me to get in there and out of the rain. I climbed up the steps, entered the camper to find brother Checker JR (Rolf Nie-derstadt, Jr.) sitting inside and saying to me 'Get in here and meet Uncle Max'. Before we even had the chance to get properly introduced, Uncle Max hands me a large tumbler of an amber liquid and said 'You'd better have a taste of this brandy and get warmed up, my friend!' That was my introduction to the great Uncle Max Norris; we hit it off right away, and I came to find out that Max was the proprietor of the Off-Road Toy Shop in Eagle Rock, CA. At around that time I was living in Monrovia, CA, a short distance from Eagle Rock, and Max and I became inseparable from then on." -Steve Dr. Checker Kassanyi "There are people you meet in life that have certain good qualities-honesty, sincerity, graciousness, friendliness and are funny and fun to be with. Max was all of these plus a good drinking buddy, he is missed but his spirit lives on. I am blessed that I was his friend." -Weatherman "Uncle Max was the back bone of the checkers and the members to Max was always a one on one, he always took time to talk or to help • any way he could, We will miss Max. Godspeed brother Checker"- Mike Patrick uuncle Max Defined: Uncle-(ung"keuhl) noun 1) the brother of one's father or mother, 2) a family member , 3) one who is loved , 4) a second father, 5) one who helps, advises and encourages. Max ('maks) adjective, 1) the most, 2) to the greatest extent pos-sible, 3) The Maxuim , 4) No Limit , 5) Pedal To the Metal. That's what Uncle Max was to all of us. I know he was one of the Greatest CHECKERS that ever lived. Uncle Max did more behind the scenes for us then anyone will ever know. He was dedicated to this club and was loved by all. I have never heard anyone ever say anything bad about Uncle Max ever. As time goes on we will learn more about what did for off road racing and this club. Uncle Max will be sorely be missed by all , and he will forever live on in our CHECKER hearts and will always be known as one of the GREATEST CHECKERS that ever lived. So now when the heavens ab.ove are having roll call Uncle Max will proudly say "AKEE" for all of Eternity. May you rest in peace Uncle Max".-Big Air Bob Wright, Checkers President. "The first time I met Uncle Max was at a Checkers Pit during the 1980 Parker 400 with Dad, my Grandpa Shorty, Nelson French, Bill Trunk, and a host of other Checker Favorites. I got a ride in Nelson French's dune buggy and we found Dusty Times I

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some old bleached cow bones. Never seeing anything like this before, and being 7 or 8 years old, to me this stuff was 100% ainosaur bones!! Back at the pit, Nelson told everyone, laughingly-that we found dinosaurs, had to stop and get as much as we could, and it was my job to start building a Checker Dinosaur. Well I started to mess with this stuff, and of coarse the whole pit got involved in one way shape or form. There was one feller, that stood out in my memory and that was a tall, cigar smoking guy named Max. Well Max really got into it, raided the pit box, used up all the bailing wire and duct tape and between· his knowl-edge of building stuff and my knowl-edge of dinosaurs we erected a stand up real-deal dinosaur. When I got back involved with the Checkers in 1999, I saw Uncle Max at a meeting for the first time a many years, and the first thing out of his mouth was 'Junior, I've still got pictures of the dinosaur we built in Parker when you were a kid.' Max was a major inspiration for me becoming a Checker. I'm gonna miss old Max, but I've got a feeling he's up there in good hands, passing the bottle with other Checkers and friends, and not worrying about shit. Knowing Max, he's probably helping run the show and probably knows everyone all ready."- "Byrdman" Roger Byrd "Uncle Max's broadcasts were a great addition to the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker "4i5" race. He will be missed by all that knew him or heard his broadcasts." -Casey Folks, Director of Best In The Desert. "The Car. Guy", "The Pit Guy", "The Go-to Guy", "Just Ask", that was Max Norris , aka "Uncle Max" After Max recovered from a fall down an elevator shaft he showed up at a Checker Meeting some time after 1975 and the Legend began. He filled many positions in the club over the years, you name it, he did it! He was an owner of a HOT Rod Shop, he raceq cars, he restored cars, he pitted, he was a gofer. He was loved by all including the wives of the members, promoters, Las Vegas Hotel owners and everyone he came in contact with. So MAX, Via Con Dias. -Gregg Symonds, Checkers Presi-dent, 1985 "Always a sad deal when the great ones leave us. Uncle Max has been giving the shirt off his back longer than most have memories. Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally broke and worn out, shouting; Holy shit ... what a ride! Living in the fast lane... Death is only sad for those left behind. But one never forgets all the memories of those who pass before us. Godspeed Max"-Wild Bill Wiederhold, BFG Relay 12 "Uncle Max was a classic CHECKER from the old school. Almost always a gentleman, with few harsh words for anyone (except during a race). It's a real shame the younger CHECKERS didn't all have a chance to share a racecar or a desert campfire with him."- Walter "Candy Cane" Prince ' "I can remember him in my first off-road memories back when I was 16 more than 25 years ago. My Dad ended up living at the river because of Uncle Max, he was using his ad-dress to register his toys in Arizona and on a trip to the AZ DMV he ended up buying a place because the girl at the DMV said 'you are not Max', small towns. Vio Con Dias Uncle Max!"- Scott Steinberger Dusty Times PCI Race Radios, Inc. "I really enjoy hanging out with Max he always has a great out look on life."- Checker Dan Martin "Sometime back in '76 -'80, I was assigned the task to bug the FCC and whomever else on assigning the frequencies that could be used on a higher power transmitter in our cars. Since I was a Ham Operator, Uncle Max decided I was their man. Some-how, before I retired from offroad racing, the FCC managed to approve the frequencies. I remember Max was elated, but no one else seemed to be at the time. It wasn't until the Checkers 25th Reunion and discussing this with Uncle Max, did I realize that the entire offroad rac-ing establishment had gone to those frequencies. Max, who over a drink, toasted me in his most gentlemanly way, saying that Checkers was the first offroad racing organization to I cm have not only accomplished this, but that now everyone who is anybody in the desert uses the equipment and those same frequencies. Max and I talked about some of the other stories he had heard, but I think he was just trying to authenticate them with someone else from that era. No doubt about it, he was the gentleman of racing and one who would take up the old saying at the drop of a drink; "Once a Checkers, always a Checkers!"-Checker Ralph J. Herman, Sr. "The best 'Uncle Max' stories were those told by him. Each time they seemed to get better and better. He would always start with, 'Did I tell you about .. .' and I couldn't wait to hear the latest version. I was never disappointed. But the best thing I can remember about Maxie is that my children, my nephews, many of my friends considered him their Dry Break Tower • 100 Gallon Capaoity • Single or Double DryBrea.k • EZSetUp • Affordable IndyCar Fl Technology Accessories • Dump Cans • Hose • Reducers • Filler Necks & Caps elmets • Snell SA 2005 Forced Air Helmets • Wired for Communication & Ear Bud Ready • Racing Optics Tear Offs • Universal and Custom Molded Ear Buds • Helmet Skirts • Shields KoolAlrr■ Blower Systems • Highest Flowing Systems! • 105. 135, 150, 235 and 250 GFM Ratings • High Flow Filters & Custom Hoses • Trophy Kart Kits for Driver & Clutch Cooler uncle .. .it was always "Uncle Max." I couldn't have asked for a better person to be our relative AND MY ADOPTED BROTHER-Checker Lucho Peralta "Max was the ultimate Checker, the greatest of us all and I agree that a special trophy should be created in his honor, keeping Reese's sugges-tion in mind. The trophy should be a perpetual one and given yearly to the Checker of the Year, and titled the Uncle Max Checker of the Year Trophy. A plaque could also be given as a keepsake but the trophy would be inscribed yearly, like the VVE tro-phy, honoring the best the Checkers have to offer for any given year and passed from winner to winner each year. 'Uncle Max' was his brand and it should live on as his brand with this trophy."- George Thompson, Checkers Pit Coordinator Checkers Off Road will be host-ing a grand celebration of i:he Life and Times of Uncle Max Norris in Cal City on October 3rd complete with a classic Checkers Poker Run through the desert and hills. Con-tact Dan Martin or Lou Peralta for details. Well that just about wraps it up for this month. In next month's Dusty Times Wahzoo column, we'll catch up on the strange, bizarre, fantastic, and just plain weird stories from the Checkers Pits during last month's Freedom 250 night race. I'll also have some race and pit reports from the MORE Lucerne race and Chili Cookoff as Checkers Off Road celebrates our 35th Anniversary. Until then, keep those emails, cards and letters coming folks. And Big Wahzoo sends special thanks out to Trish for those hot pies, whoever you are! Who loves ya baby! 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