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2010 Volume 27 Number 10 Dusty Times Magazine

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-I I • • I,• •,••,,,• Volume 27 .. Number 10 • october 2010 $2.50 ISSN8750·1732 Celeb,at'ing ou, 27t'h Yea, OF se,viee ~--~- o~ ~~'h~e o,, Road communit'y covering the world of competition in the dirt •••

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~ ........... .. ' .''''' ''.''.'. ''' ' .. ''' . . ''' '.'' 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.K Subscription Rates: $25.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311, (818) 882-0004 with additional Dusty Times, LLC offices at 415 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite IA, Missoula, MT 59802. Copyright by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20761 Plummer St., ~SNAPSHOT DF THE'. MONTH ••• Corky and Scott McMillin at high speed at the SCORE San Felipe. Circa 1984. Aaaah, the good old days. 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 ~Jack & white prints, up to 8xl0 will .b.ecol)siper~Q, . • . : . •.: . · . ·.:. In This Issue ... FEATURES BITD Vegas To Reno By Judy Smith .......................................................... 8 Rally Of Finland by Martin Holmes ................................. , ....................... 16 VORRA Fallon 250 by Troy Robinson ..................................................... 20 SCORE Terrible's Primm 250 by lud.y Smith .. , ............... ~·:······················24 M.O.R.E Chili Cookoff by Stifue Ruddick .............. :.: ...... , .. ~ .................... 30 Rally ·of Deutschland by Martin Holmes ................................... : ............ 36 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ....... / .: ......... , . , ..... .r~ ....• • ~ .•••.•. , : ••••• ": •. : · ••••• ., ••••••••••••••••.••••••••••••• 5 Trail Notes ................................ , .. : ............. , ............................................... 6 BFGoodrich Report ................................................................................ 40 Checkers Newsletter ....... , ...................................................................... 40 ORBA News .......................................................................................... 41 Good Stuff Directory ............................................................................ 42 Classified Ads ......................................................................................... 47 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................... 47 ON THE COVER Ricky D. Johnson and Brian Sallee drove the General Tire Ford to the Trick Truck win and the overall win in the BITD Vegas To Reno sprint. Trackside Photo Jesse Jones took the Trophy Truck Class win as well as the overall at the SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 race, seen here in his Ford F-150. Trackside Photo Visit Our Website at S"eed-4-c-,z,td-e 7 fJ4al/ ~ 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 D Trucks-D Motorcycles D Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20761 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311 Canadian - 1 year $30:00 US - Overseas subscription rates upon request -:•:-:-:•:-:-::::: .. ::. ::.-::--: .... -·. Dusty Times . October 2010 Page 3

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e:e:r:· .. ·.·.·.·.· .. ·.·.·.·.·.·.· .. ·.· .......... . 2010 Happenings ... CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 CALLE 6TA FRACC Co. DE SAN QUINTIN SAN QUlNTlN, BC, MEXICO HERACL!O PATINO (011 52 616-5-22-07) Race Ready Mexicali-San Felipe, B.C., MX CowRADOHILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION lOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 CLEVES, OHIO 45002 <4x4> (All events staged at .the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) 4x4 FOREVER, Lrn. 1665 DELAWARE ST. OSHKOSH, WI 54901 AMERICAN RALLY SPORT GROUP, INc. 3650 SoUTH POINTE CIRCLE, Sum 205 LAUGHLIN, NV 89208 (702) 298-8171/FAX: (702) 521-0597 <web 1. 25-ameri-can-rally-sport-group.htm. E Mail: AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION AMA Observed Trials Southern California Championship Series BIU MARKuM, 2010 PRESIDENT (909) 860-1857 24 HR HomNE, 2010 (714) 562-7742 E MAIL: BMARK909@AOL.COM <www.atatTai!> ASOCIACION EsTATAL DE AUTOMOVILISMO SAM WELL, TECH INSPECTOR APTo42 SAN JOSE DEL CABO BAJA CALIFORNIA DEL SUR. MEXICO 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 < indexpag.html> BAJA CUP CHALLENGE BAJA PRoTRUCK OFF RoAD RAcE SERIES 14402 BOND COURT EL CAJON, CA 92021 619-390-6252 October 15-17, 2010 BlTD Bluewater Desert Challenge November 17-21, 2010 SCORE Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 December 3-5, 2010 BITD Henderson's Banks Power 250 BARONA SAND DRAG ASSN. P.O. Box 1521 LAKESIDE, CA 92040 All Races Are Night Races All Races At Barona Raceway, Lakeside, CA BBM MARKETING PROMOTIONS 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 <> October 15-17, 2010 Bluewaater Desert Challenge Parker, AZ Car/r ruck/UTV December 3-5, 2010 Henderson 250 Henderson, NV All Classes BORERAcING Allen Gerber 801-380-9011 - after 5pm please October 23, 2010 TBA BP MoTORSPORTS P.O. Box411 WOODLAND HILLS, CA 91365 760-578-6258/760-578-6259 FAX: 818-348-4648 E-Mail: All Events At California City, CA Dusty Times 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 (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 PIERRE, SD 57501 DAVE ADAMS (PILOTS AND BAJAS) (605) 224-9481 DoN ENGLEMAN (BIKES) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RAcING Assoc1ATION C.J. RICHARDS P.O. Box332 FAIR HAVEN, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. TOM DELAUDER SR 1091 TWP. LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 Short Course off Road Racing At Har-rison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICA SAN QUINTIN CLUB AUTOMOVIUSTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO USA JAN WRIGHT (011 52 61746834) RAMON CASTRO & RUBEN ACEVEDO (61637/ 7 0034) CMC CONTINENTAL MoTOSPORT CLUB P.O. Box 3187 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 CODE OFFROAD MADERO 621-A MEXICALI, MEXICO 21100 760-455-8069 USA Oll-52-686-553-4087 MEXICO December 3-5, 2010 BARB VAHSHOLTZ, 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 OR., Sum 100 NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 866-501-CORR CORVA 1500 WEST EL CAMINO, Sum 352 SACRAMENTO, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA EXT 42 Continued on page 6 -Car Show-Store Specials --Vendor Booth& -Raffle -~~TI ~illrnIXl ~ <:. ~ ~ c::J ~ 1JRJ (951.)'73'7-7223 o @ 28'71.Raale1MIJ7 Corona,OJl.92879 October 2010 Pages

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Trail Notes ... FINAL FLAG -We were distressed to hear of the passing of Jeff Stiles. Jeff, founder, leader, inspiration and driving force of Stiles Racing, Inc. Offroad enterprises for 30 years went "Desert Racing With God" on Sept 10, 2010 @ 6:45 pm, peacefully at home with his wife and sons at his bedside. He had fought a valiant 5 year battle with esophagus and brain cancer. He was a proud former member of the Checkers Off road club, as well as a one time member of Terra, and Fair. His team raced in Class 9, ½ 1600, 10, 1 and Protruck from 1980 to 2010 and competed in AMSA, SCORE, HDRA, LA RANA, SNORE, BAJA CROSS, BITD and VORRA events._ The accomplishments of the Stiles Racing team were unique in scope. Solo and partnered Points Championships in AMSA, SCORE and BITD, First class 10 win in a water cooled engine, First Overall win by a Toyota powered vehicle. Winner of the inaugural 1996 BITD "Vegas to Reno" and first ever OVERALL win by a fully occupied FOUR SEATER at the 2008 VORRA Fallon 250 Night race. While the driving was done mostly by his sons Jim and Jeffrey, his race time was usually spent driving a chase truck. "Pops" as he was known to all, was just as content to chase his sons co-drivers and competitors and friends. He leaves behind an immense void of passion, optimism, charity, kindness, friendship and love. God has his hands full with the big guy in the chase truck now. Farewell "Pops" JOHNSON TAKES VEGAS To RENO -With intense scrutiny from a multitude of government and local, national and international media sources, Casey Folks and his tightly run Best in the Desert organization, put on a stellar "TSCO Vegas to Reno" off-road race that challenged racers across 534 desert miles, crossing several major highways. The result? No spectator injuries or incidences, and minimal racer injuries, with no fatalities. Folks instituted a new mandatory procedure for pit stops, including a full stop before entering the pits, and a 25 mph speed thru the pits, which contributed to the safety of all concerned. 238 cars, trucks, motorcycles, UTVs and ATVs left the start line Friday morning, guided by a enthusiastic, seasoned team of 400+ volunteers. Extremely concise race management, great pit stops, perfect equipment, tough General Tires, outstanding driving talent, a little luck ... and Best in the Desert's reputation for putting on the best off-road racing in the northern hemisphere, sums up the circumstances which lead to Rick D. Johnson's overall victory at the 2010 "TSCO Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno" race. For 534 race miles of torturous Nevada desert, made up of everything Folks could throw at the racers, from rocks to silt to elevation changes, Rick D. Johnson challenged the elements and claimed the victory. Not only did Johnson earn and deserve the overall car and truck victory, but also his race time of 9 hours, 10 minutes and 42 seconds was the fastest time of the entire race -even the motorcycles. This marked the very first time a 4-wheel vehicle has achieved this milestone since Folks started running this race 14 years ago. Johnson is now the first driver to earn three podiums at this prestigious event. He has now won two TSCO Vegas to Reno 1st place victories, one win in 2008, and another at this year's race. In 2009, he captured third place in the three-day "TSCO Vegas to Reno, The Long Way" event. Heard from the pits ..... Steve Sourapas and Andy McMillin's Trick Truck was losing oil pressure and found out it was a popped cam plug. His team went to the local auto parts store, dropped the new cam plug back in place, and finished the event. Another team, Sober Suicide, with this being their very first race ever in off-road, rolled it at mile 33. With some help righting it by the Best in the Desert volunteer team, they were able to put it all back together and finished 2nd in class 8000! Dedication, determination an d a unique family-oriented group of people make up the races held by Best in the Desert! McGRATH INTO MoTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME -Jeremy McGrath, the eight-time AMA Supercross champion and the man credited with beginning the extreme style of exhibition motorcycle riding, was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America ( last night during a gala black tie ceremony that was attended by many of racing's stars. McGrath was part of the all-star class of 2010 inductees which included motoring greats Joie Chitwood, Alan Kulwiki, Rich Vogler, Jerry Titus, and Dale Armstrong. Veteran announcer Ken Squire was also honored for his lifelong work behind the microphone. McGrath thus joins a sensational list of two-wheel racing champions that includes Jeff Ward, Bob Hannah, Jay Springsteen, Roger DeCoster, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Gary Nixon and others. McGrath is currently listed 19th in points in both the Pro4 Unlimited and Pro2 Unlimited divisions of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The "LOORRS" (as it is sometime called) is a series of 16 closed/short course stadium-style off-road races held on specially designed and constructed tracks in the western United States. The series is presented and promoted by Lucas Oil and its Team Lucas affiliated sponsors and has six races left on this year's schedule. The Lucas Off Road Racing Series is the evolution of the long standing support of short course racing by Forrest Lucas and Lucas Oil. Steeped in the Midwest tradition of short course off road racing infused with a West Coast influence Lucas Oil Off Road Racing brings intense four wheel door to door action to challenging, fan friendly tracks. Television will play a big role in the expanding universe of this new and exciting Lucas Oil series with starting with 3 hours on CBS, more than 30 hours on-air with SPEED; 7 Hours on Versus; 20 hours on MAY TV. TORC & S_TICKER Duo~s, Sticker D,ude Designs Offers $16,200 in Contingency Awards foT the remaining 4.1~.ounds (_Bark.River II & Crandon) of TORC Sportsman Racing. All race teams that compete in any of the TORC Sportsman classes that have their race trailer or hauler wrapped by Sticker Dude Designs qualify for Page 6 Fax (818) 957-4435 CRS CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES <www, D&T PROMOTIONS DAVE VAN DEREN 2405 BAKER AVE. EVERETT, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All et1ent.s at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, WA or Thurston Count)' ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DAKAR RALLY DARREN SKILTON BAJA AllTOMOTIVE AoVENTI.JRES 455 E. OCEAN BLVD., SUITE 208 loNG BEACH, CA 90802 (562) 755-2278/FAX: (562) 590-7925 <> DECATUR FoUR WHEEL DRIVE Cura DECATUR, TX 76234 TOM ALLEN (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MoTORSPORTS 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ 86403 (928) 855-2208 EAsrE.RN OFF-ROAD RACING AssN. TOM DELAUDER, SR. 1091 TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD WELLSVILLE, OHIO 43968 (330) 532-4589 F.NstNADA BAJA OFF ROAD RACING Av. REFORMA 1136 ENSADA, BC, MX 011-52-646-1818989 Eus10 Oll-52-646-1715230 AARON Races for buggys & Motorcycles EsTERO BEACH INTERNATIONAL Short Course Racing VICTORIA GALINDO ENSENADA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Oll-52-646-176-6230 FORDA FLORIDA OFF ROAD DRIVER'S ASSOCIATION JASON LEIBIN (727) 376-4176 Mar, Apr, May, Noo at Dat1idson Raceway FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 1855 PARKWAY DRIVE s. EL MONTE, CA 91733 626-442-9320/959-579-6151FAX GENERAL TIRE TROPHYLITE SERIES DRIVE RACING ORGANIZATION 760-352-6020 Las Vegas, NV GLEN HELEN OFF-ROAD SHORT COURSE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CoNTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIREC-TOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Short course, stadium and cfesert race classes November 15, 2010 Round #7 GLEN HELEN BAJA CUP CHALLENGE SERIES PO Box6950 SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92412 CONTACT: Bos BEYER, OFF-ROAD DIRECTOR PHONE: (909) 815-5811 Desert race classes December 11, 2010 Round #2 GORRA GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 420 HOSEA ROAD LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA GREAT PLANES OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION T1MHODGE (402) 991-6048 SCOTT MORROW (816) 792-2126 • (All races are short course, stadium scyle Classes, 2010 Sportsman, 1/2-1600, 5-1600, October 2010 Sport Truck, Quads, Tough Truck Nebraska Raceway Park, Exit 420 on 1-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.) For latest info check <> HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING 2000 W. QUINCY AVENUE #B ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110 303-806-8062/303-781-0974 fax INTERNATIONAL lcE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 ST. PAUL, MN 55108 STEVE BEDDOR (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHows MoTORSPORTS PRoMoTioNs, INc. P.O. Box 2910 MISSION VIEJO, CA 92690 (949) 582-237.l }EEPSPEED 1826 N. WINDES ORANGE, CA 92869 714-538-7434/ fax 714-633-1724 Sept 10-11, 2010 MORE Chilli CookOff 250 Lucerne Valley, CA Dec 3-4, 2010 BlTD Jeepspeed Challenge Finals TBA KAMI.OOPS OFF ROAD RACING Whispering Pines Sports & Recreation Center KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA Mike Strange (250) 573-4003 LAS VEGAS SANDSPORTS & OFFROAD EXPO (626) 961-3782 <> <> L.I.T.R.E. JEFF ELROD (408) 926-0522 JIM MllfA (408) 247-4402 LOORRS LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD RACING SERIES November 6-7, 2010 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, NV December 11-12, 2010 Firebird Raceway Phoenix, AZ MAMARRITA OFF ROAD RACING LUIS CARLOS AfVAREZO PANAMERICANA A.VE #5105 Co. JUAREZ, CHIH., MX 011-52-1637-1799 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS Dune Buggy Trade Show (517) 543-7214 <> MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 }ONES ROAD GRAND LEDGE, ML 48837 (517) 627-6200 Motorcycles, Quads, ATVs and Pilots only MAORA MID-AMERICA OFF RoAD Assocf,t\.TION P.O. Box664 GREENUP, lL 62428 (217) 962-1318 E-MAIL: <> MDR PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES , 1853 PARKWAY DRIVE, 2010 SollTH EL MONTE, CA 91733 PHONE: (626) 442-9320 FAX: (626) 579-6051 E-Mail: <> 2010 California Championship Series November 6, 2010 Stoddard 250 Barstow "B" (Double Pts), CA 20 IO Superstition Championship Series All Races 2010 at Plaster Cicy, West/East October 16, 2010 Superstition November 26-28, 2010 Sprint 2 The Dash December 31, 2010 The Dash M.O.R.E. , I I I I I I I I , , I','',' I I MoJA VE OFF RoAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 1231 BARSTOW, CA 92312 760-253-4453 < December 4, 2010 Holiday 200 Barstow, CA MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION DAVE BARRET 6363 NIGHTINGALE DR. FLINT, ML 48506 (810) 730-9221 M0TOWEST WINTER TRIALS SERIES BILb MARKHAM (909) 860-1857 <> All et1ent.s at Perris Raceway (At Reed Valley with a school) N ATIONAL Muo RACING AssN. RT. #I, 2010 Box 380 DAVE OR MARLENE RYAN PAIATKA, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK ASSN. Butch Chapin Motorsports Promo-tions 1404 EAST 3RD STREET HASTINGS, MN 55033-1415 (612) 437-2459 NOORA NORTHERN OHIO OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. GARY WULFF (724) 283-2678 E-MAIL <> Buggies, Pilot/Odysseys, Trucks, Quads (Spring Valley Raceway, on route 518, 20 minutes SW of Lisbon, OH) (Thunder Valley located 15 minutes from Spring Valley) NORRA NATIONAL OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION (661) 268-1232 OFF RoAD EXPO SPIN COMMUNICATIONS (415) 380-3890 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Volunteered Series PRESIDENT, 2010 GEOFF LEE 1243 TRICE ROAD LEBANON, TN 37087 (615) 453-5830 CIASS REP., 2010 1/2-1600 BRUCE MEYERS (865) 453-1005 CIASS REP., 2010 9 & UNLTD. MICHAEL MOORE (334) 271-7035 0lJTLAW REP. DON PONDER (314) 631-8190 (All Races at Wheeling in the Count)' 900 Acres) Omo OFF RoADERS INc. 1427 Gosl-lEN H1LLS RoAD S.E. NEW PHIIADELPHIA, OHIO 44663 }IM KENDEL (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF RoAD RACERS AssocIATION RICK TICHBOURNE, PUBLIC REIATIONS (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913(W) OUTLAW SEVEN PICKUP 9269 UMMELMAN ST. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140/Fax: ((314) 631-1921 PACE MOTOR SPORTS . U.S. Off Road Championship 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100 <> PENNSYLVANIA SHORT COURSE RACING SMITHTON HOLE RACEWAY 313 SKYLINE DRIVE SMITHTON, PA. 15479 MIKE GEISER 330-683-6263 Short Course Offroad Racing All Races At Smithton Hole Raceway Dusty Times ,-;-r,-' . r·

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PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 PINE BARRENS ROUGH RIDERS OFF ROAD RACING CHATSWORTH, NJ (856) 875-7591 PRO 1600 SHOOTOUT COREY GOIN 559-647-6132 GOlNRACIN@HOTMAIL.COM PuRE ENERGY PROMOTIONS P.O. Box50 RICKETTS, lA 51460 (712) 679-2221 RALLY AMERICA <> <> < RocK CRAWLERS Assoc1ATION OF AMERICA 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 Tnu:ks, Desert Tnu:ks, Buggies, Pilots, Tough Tnu:k <> (858) 571-5088 SAN Dmoo OFF RoAD ExrosmoN (888) 836 7918 SCCA RoADRAllY P.O. Box 19400 TOPEKA, KS 66619 800-770-2055 <> SFX MoTORSPORTS GROUP 495 N. COMMONS DRIVE, Sum 200 AURORA, IL 60504 (630) 566-6100/(630) 556-6180 Fax SCORE SCORE INTERNATIONAL 23961 CRATTSMAN Ro., Sum A CA!ABASAS, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 <> November 17-21, 2010 43n1 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Peninsula Run, BC, MX SNORE SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS P.O. Box 270516 I.As VEGAS, NV 89127 702-277-2295 December 10-12, 2010 Rage At The River Laughlin, NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS RACE DIVISION KEITH STEWART (714) 522-1899 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE STEVE RULE (800) 313-5621 OR((770) 963-0252 Mike Moore, 2010 (224) 272-5400 SPEED SPORTS EXPO MEGA PRODUCTIONS 3129 S. HACIENDA BLVD. #322 HACIENDA HEIGHTS, CA 91745 (626) 961-6522 SCTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIMING ASSOCIATION & BONNEVILLE NATIONALS, INc. P.O. Box 10 OROS!, CA 93647 (559) 528-6279 (559) 528-9749 FAX <> SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF RoAD RAcING AssN. 4305 WooTLARK DRIVE TAMPA FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastba, RacewaJ, Tampa, FL) TRAXXAS TORC SERIES Aug 14-15, 2010 Bark River Off-Road Raceway Dusty Times Bark River, Ml Sept 4-5, 2010 Crandon Off-Road Raceway Crandon, WI SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Toys FoR ToTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UNADILLA VALLEY SPORTS CENTER P.O. Box 5119 EDMESTON, NY 13335 (606) 965-8784/FAX: (606) 905-8784 <> VORRA VALLEY OFF ROAD RACING Assoc1ATION 1970 EAST 2ND STREET RENO, NV 89502 877-418-6772 <> October 30-31, 2010 Short Course Prairie City, CA VICENTE GUERRERO OFFRoADCuJB PROFO. CENOVIO GAMBOA 011-52-616-6-21-91 (2-6 p.m.) WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION LARRY HENDERSON (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 SUMAS WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL To WHEEL OFF RoAD RACING PATRICK McGu1RE P.O. Box376 ADAMSBURG, PA (412) 527-6556 WHIPLASH MoTORSPORTS 2939 E; Grovers Ave. PHOENIX, AZ 85032 (602) 971-3730 <> November 12-13, 2010 Firebird/Lucas, AZ December (fBA), 2010 ACP,AZ WISCONSIN MOTORSPORTS SHOW (4f4) 747-1711 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL TERRY OR BEV FRIDAY 5913 so. U.S. HWY 45 OSHKOSH, WL 54901 (414) 688-5509 WORLD SERIES OF OFF RoAD RACING FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP P.O. Box99 CRANDON, WISCONSIN 54520 303-880-7221 <WWW.WRC.COM> XTREME INTERNATIONAL 1863 COMMANDER DRIVE LAKE HAVASU Cm, AZ 86403 (520) 855-RACE/(520) 855-2208 BAJA OFFICE: 011-526-6225 ZR PROMOTIONS LUIS RENE MONTANO C. CALZADA lNDEPENDENCIA 200 -5 COL. lNSURGENTES EsTE 21280 MEXICALI, 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 2010-2011 schedules 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 October 2010 Trail Notes ... the following: 1st place -$150, 2nd place -$100, 3rd place -$50. All contingency results are available at the Phil's Inc. trailer during race weekend. LUCAS OIL OFF ROAD EXPO -New Title Sponsor Lucas Oil Pulls Out All The Stops For Nation's Largest Off-Road Consumer Products Show. Off.road fans dreaming about the latest off.road toys or finding hot new accessories for their existing ride need look no further than the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo. New title sponsor Lucas Oil has raised the bar by bringing more off-road live action entertainment than ever before to the expo. The all new Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Exhibition will feature high powered, high jumping race trucks with 800-plus horsepower V8 engines soaring into the air and over jumps on a closed-circuit course. More high flying action will take place as freestyle motocross legend Keith Sayers, Winter X Games Gold medalist Heath Frisby and top-level FreeRider Steve Haughelstine rip it up in the FMX area. In addition to hundreds of exhibitors and every type of off-road vehicle ·imaginable, this off-road extravaganza will also feature Can-AM ATV test drives on the Can-AM/BRP Commander Demo Course, professional RC Car racing, live music, celebrity appearances and more. The fun doesn't stop there; bikini-clad ladies will compete to win a cash prize, tiara and the title "Miss Off.Road Expo." Advance tickets can be purchased at O'Reilly Auto Parts/ Kragen Auto Parts or online $10 for adults, $5 for children (6-12). Tickets purchased on-site at the gate will be $12 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and free for children under six. A Family Four Pack is available for $20 and includes admission for two adults and two children (available online only). Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pomona Fairplex 1101 W . McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. LUCAS OIL FINAL Two RACES FoR 2010 -And so it's all down to the short strokes, the final four of sixteen races in the last two locations of the season, for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series 2010 championship. And this is your (think of it as personal, printed, and engraved) invitation to join us at one (or more!) of them! They are: LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Race 13 Sat., November 6 Race 14 Sun., November 7. FIREBIRD RACEWAY Phoenix, AZ Race 15 Sat., December 11 Race 16 Sun., December 12. That's four (count 'em four) guaranteed great short course off-road races with some of the closest, most action-packed competition anywhere on the planet. You might also note that our Las Vegas event trails the 2010 SEMA Show and might just be a great reason to hang around town for another day or two. KING SHOCKS -King Shocks is proud to add their fine products to the long list of quality parts sold through 4 Wheel· Parts Wholesalers, and Transamerican Wholesale. 4 Wheel Parts has been serving the needs of 4x4 enthusiasts for 40 years and has 60 retail sales and service outlets nationwide. Four Wheel Drive Hardware (4WD) is the leading mail order and intert).et distributor of Jeep parts and accessories. 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SCORE AWARDS BANQUET -SCORE International officially announced today that the 2010 SCORE Awards Night, honoring the world's foremost desert racing series, is returning _to Southern California for the first time in a decade and will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. SCORE has selected the boutique-style Atrium Hotel in Irvine, Calif. as the host venue for the first time. At the newly renovated Atrium Hotel, located adjacent to the John Wayne Airport, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine as the SCORE Awards Night will honor the 37-year history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing world-wide. In addition to the special SCORE Achievement Awards and the 28 Pro, 6 Sportsman class champions and three overall point champions who will be honored at the Atrium Hotel, another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman Awards. Individuals as well as manufacturers and organizations are honored through 11 distinct awards, ~hose winners are decided by vote of the entire SCORE membership of more than 2,000. Among the awards to be presented are MasterCraft Safety Rookie of the year, Contingency Company of the year, Pit Support Team of the year, Sponsor of the year, Mechanic of the year and Person of the year. Another element of the diverse program will be the presentation of the SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards. As it has for 25 years, the coveted Toyota Milestone Awards are presented to those drivers in four-wheel vehicle classes who finish every required mile of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series. Last year 14 drivers received this honor and 22 racers are still in the hunt after three events in the five-race SCORE Desert Series. The evening will include a colorful video/photographic tribute to the 2010 SCORE Desert Series produced by Blue C Advertising, Continued on page 46 Page 7

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I ' ' ' ' I I l • I ' •II f I>• 1 I I I ! t ~Ill]~~ TSCO VEGAS Ta RENO Rick Johnson overalls By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Rick 0 . Johnson drove his Ford to the Class 1400 win as well as the overall in the Vegas To Reno race, here at very_ high speed. Dayton, NV: Rick D. Johnson drove his Ford Trick Truck to the overall car/truck victory at the Best In the Desert's 534 mile long Vegas to Reno event in mid-August. Billed as the longest point-to-point event in the U.S., the race actually started just south of Beatty, Nevada and finished in Dayton, which is just south of Reno. All the ceremonial stuff, like sign-up, contingency, tech inspection and the drivers' meeting took place in North Las Vegas, and the awards presentations were in Reno, legiti-mizing the name. It's a tough race, but it's also fun, and it's one of those events that any off road racer worthy of the title wants to get under his or her belt at least once. There are miles and miles of Nevada desert to cross, including mountains, trees, rocks and lots and lots of silt. Catching and passing another vehicle can be almost impossible when a driver is plugging along through miles long silt clouds. It takes patience, guts and determination to get it done. This year the race took place less than a week after the terrible tragedy at the MOR 200 at Soggy Dry Lake. A shadow of grief and disbelief seemed to cloud all the activities surrounding the B to V. The accident was never far from the racers' thoughts as they pre-pared for the race, a very different Troy Vest took top honors in the Class 1200 fracas, he's seen here headin' north in his good lookin' Chevy. type of event, but one which was suddenly in the limelight because of the disaster of the previous week. Media who'd never previously dis-played any interest in off road rac-ing, hovered like flies the day before the race. Casey Folks, CEO of the Best In The Desert, has always emphasized the need for safety at his events, and still, he found a few ways to make improvements at this year's edition. Already in the works had been a test of-a device called a "pass alert". This is a high-intensity flashing red light installed on the quads that start at the rear of the long line of bikes and quads. The last to start are always the first to be caught by the very fast Trick Trucks, and even though the BITD, (and SCORE), start the trucks about three hours behind the last quad, they do get caught. As a test, a couple dozen of the late start-ing quads and bikes were equipped with these "pass alert" lights, and 26 of the front starting Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars had the devices that would trigger them. At a dis-tance of 150 yards or so, the driver or navigator in the faster vehicle was to push the button activating the "pass alert", and that would cause the high intensit)' light on the slower vehicle to flash. It's an item that's been used in races like the Dakar Rally, which has bikes, quads, trucks and giant trucks all on the track at the same time, and has been very successful and well liked Chris Kemp took the gold medal in the Class 1500 battle, he's seen here flying his Jimco on his way to the finish line. by the racers over there. Folks plans to have them in use by all his race vehicles in 2011 and he stated that they will also be set up to light up with a steady beam to warn all com-petitors when they are approaching hazards like road crossings. This test was generally reported by the drivers and riders to be a success. Part of the problem was finding an appropriate place to mount the devices, since dash boards are already inhabited by a multitude of dials and lights and switches as well as the OPS screen, and quads and bikes have nothing but handlebars up front. Once they know that these items will be required, they'll find space for them. Folks made one other change in procedure to help ensure the safety of what few spectators he has at this event. There is no place to go to "watch" this race, except at one of the 16 official pit stops. Pit crews may not go out on to the course to help their ·racer, and spectators are not allowed out in the middle of nowhere. So Folks instigated a new rule requiring every vehicle to come to a complete stop as it entered the pit area, and then to proceed at 25 miles per hour through the pit, not resuming race speeds until they'd cleared the pit area boundary. There's always been a speed limit, but requiring the racers to stop at the beginning of pit row helps en-sure that they get properly whoaed down. There were no complaints. The course roughly paralleled Nevada's Highway 95, crossing it five times in the process, and· also crossing Highway 6 and 95A. At every road crossing the highway traffic took precedence, and racers had to wait for permission from a flagman. Along the way the rac-ers passed near or through such Nevada hot spots as Bonnie Claire, Cottontail, Goldfield, Tonopah, Millers, Coaldale, Redlich, Mina, Luning, Hawthorne, Rawhide, Top Gun and Weeks. There had been a heavy rainstorm a few days before the race, so two or three spots devel-oped washouts that weren't on the race maps, and drivers were warned about those at the drivers' meeting, and additionally, they'd been care-fully marked. All remnants of the rain had dried up, so there was no mud, as has happened once or twice in the past. The biggest obstacles seemed to be buried rocks in the silt. And the final 20 miles or so included a difficult downhill, one very sharp turn with a steep drop off on the outside, and a nasty rocky area which ate up tires. Weary driv-ers often found that final section the toughest to get through. The weather was hot at the lower elevations, with fewer breezes than they'd have liked. As the course wound higher into the hills it cooled a.bit, and for those who raced on into the night and the next morning, it got downright cool. There was no official time al-lowance: rather the finish line was set to close at 11 a.m. on Saturday, which has the effect of giving the fastest vehicles the longest time al-lowance to reach a finish. · Rather than a graduated time limit, so every vehicle has the same amount ,, of time to get to the end, the BITD just has closing times for the check-points, pits and finish line. Thus, a Trick Truck that started at about 9:45a.m. Friday would have until 11 a.m. Saturday morning to get to the finish, (25 hours and 15 minutes). But a Class 8000 truck that started at about 10:55 a.m. had to finish by then also, giving him essentially a 24 hour and five minute time al-lowance. And, of course, the bikes, (and quads and UTVs), which started at 5:45 a.m., also had until 11 a.m. on Saturday to finish, giv-ing them a time allowance that was three-and-a-half hours longer than . that of the Trick Trucks at the front of the pack. Even the Trick Truck that started 48th in the lineup is mildly handicapped by a time limit that's 48 minutes shorter than the front starting truck. It's an incon-sequential thing, unless it messes up a driver or rider who's trying to win points and finds himself caught out. The closing times for the checks work the same way, so the teams that start earlier have more time to get through the first check before it closes, on all along the way. Chad Giguiere drove his Class 1000 car to the class win, Chad had 38 minutes in hand when he arrived in Dayton. It was a great race for Alan Hogan, he raced his Ford pickup to the Class 7200 win, he's seen here just at liftoff. The 16 pit areas are mostly easy to get to, so that a team with lim-ited resources can chase safely. The efficient way is to have at least two chase vehicles per race vehicle, so they can hopscotch. There are still a couple of pits that are hard or impossible to get to before the race vehicle, and for these some teams work a sort of buddy system, help-ing each other. Chasing with limited personnel is risky in another way, because the Nevada Highway Patrol Pages October 2010 Dusty Times J,

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' "'"' ""'' " ~ I ' I ' ' I ' • ' l the Class 1 car." He also said that the truck "flies very well" and he hadn't wanted to make any "stupid mistakes." But he did have one flat that he and his navigator had to change on course and they had a seven-minute driveshaft change in a pit. Their time was 9:29:40. MacRae Glass, with a little help from Michael DeHaas took the Class 8000 win in his Ford pickup, seen here hustlin' along. The Lee Banning's, from Laveen, Arizona drove their Class 1100 car to the class win, they're seen here just before touchdown. Third went to the Vildosolas, in still another Ford. Tavo started and said that since it had been a while since he raced in Nevada, he "de-cided to cruise." He had a leaky rear differential and had to add oil, but other than that he had a clean run. At Mile 370, Gus Sr., got in. He had a couple of flats i'n his section (The last section is hard on tires, as it's extremely rocky.) but no other trouble. Their time was 9:31: 16. In fourth it was Mark and Gary Weyhrich in a brand new Jimco truck. They had tested it only three days before, putting about 120 miles _on it. Mark started and Gary finished. Each had a flat, but when Gary had his the air jack didn't work, so it cost about ten minutes. Their time was 9:34:14. is everywhere, and they do not want speeding on their highway. Fuel and food is available in enough places along the way that it's not likely to be a problem, although the wise crew stops often and early. The roads are good, the traffic is light, and it's not a par-ticularly stressful drive. Every now and then the state of Nevada will be repairing a section of roadway and they'll have it down to one lane, so a long line of chase vehicles will · pile up, anxiously waiting for the flagman to give them the go ahead, but that doesn't happen often and didn't happen this time. There were 140 cars and trucks entered in this event, and the big-gest class was the open-wheel unlim-ited cars, Class 1500, with 31 start-ers. Sam Berri had been the fastest qualifier in his Jimco, which gave him the first start position. Cars and trucks were flagged off one Dusty Times minute apart onto a nice graded road that headed east, from a point just south of Beatty. When they'd started 119 entries, the timing closed up to 30 seconds apart for the final 20 or so starters. This was a double points race. From early in the running the battle for the overall was between the Trick Trucks of B.J. Baldwin, the Vildosolas, Rick D. Johnson and the Sourapas/McMillin team. Their times were close. In the Class 1500 ranks the ones to watch were Berri, with his first on the road start, and Chuck Hovey, who's been battling mysterious car gremlins for a whole season, and started just two spots behind Berri. As they charged up through the silt beds it was too close to call. Somewhere along the way Baldwin hurt his left knee, and then every time he made a left turn it hit against the side of the cab and hurt even more. So he stopped to put his dad, Bobby, in to drive to the finish. Bobby had some problems, and the team fell back. But at the front of the group, Rick D. Johnson was having no trouble. His navigator, Brian Sal-lee, was in a panic because the OPS screen was trying to fall out of the dash, however. Sallee had to hold it in for a while, until he could get it taped at a pit, which made it a bit more solid, but it was still a worry. Without the OPS the navigator can't warn of turns as far in advance as they'd like, and that slows down the forward progress of the truck. Johnson was first on the road for the final 46 miles, but the rest of the field was not far behind. At the finish they reported that their crew had been doing "fifty-second pit stops" as they charged northward. Each stop they put on -two tires, dumped 70 gallons of fuel and 2,160 Rooms And Suites 60 Table Games 2,300 Slot Machines Poker Room Race & Sports Book 640-Seat Bingo Room 16 Movie Theaters greased the driveline, getting it all done in 50 seconds, and they did it three times. Johnson said that their "all volunteer" group contributed to their win in a big way. They'd had one "earned flat" before Top Gun, but had no real problems. They were one of the vehicles with a "pass alert" installed, and they said they'd used it a few times and felt "it's a really good deal." Their official time was 9:10:42. In second place it was the team of Roger Norman and Armin Schwarz in a Ford. Schwarz, who usually shares the driving in a Class 1500 car, had been able to practice for about 20 miles the day before the race. Norman started the day, and he had "no issues", and two fuel stops. Schwarz got in at Mile 308, and he said his "confidence grew with every mile". He reported that the truck is "unbelievably stable in the whoops -but not as handy as -Fifth went to Mark Ewing and Josh Daniel in a Ford. Ewing start-ed and Daniel got in at Mile 263 and drove to the finish. They didn't report any big problems, and their time was 9:36:48. In sixth it was Rich and Jason Voss in their Ford. Rich, the dad, started in the morning and he'd had one "slow leaker". He got out at Pit 4 and Jason drove trouble free to the finish. He did say that the last valley, which had been heading into the sun, had been in heavy dust and "very tough." Their time was 9:39:17. Continued on page 10 8 Restaurants 75,000 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 ~~~ LAS VE-GAS BLVD AT SILVERADO RANCH • SOUTHPOINTCASINO.COM October 2010 Page 9

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I , I , I I I I I I I I , 1 I •II t I I I I I> I t t I I I I I I I I > 1 I• I I', I I I I/ I,, f I t I , I I, Kevin Smith is seen here hustlin' down the course in his Mirage, Kevin took the Class 2000 win with almost an hour in hand. Jason Strachan took the Class 7300 win in his.Ford pickup, Jason was on the course for more than 13 hours, but it was well worth it. The team of Bryce Menzies and Larry Job finished seventh in ·their Ford. They reported flats and fuel pump problems. Menzies' dad said that the drivers "heard noises" in the silt, and stopped several times to try to figure it out, but it remained a mystery. And then when they stopped at a pit for a quick look, nothing was found to be wrong. The truck did vapor lock twice. Job, who's much shorter than the 6'5" Menzies, has to use a booster seat, and he says he's feeling "really good" in the truck now. He's been a buggy driver his entire desert career. Their time was 10: 13: 14. Ron Whitton finished eighth in his Geiser, reporting that he'd driven all the way, and had run "on seven cylinders all day." He said he'd stopped for a "dingy" crashed biker, and had moved him off course. His time was 10: 18:41. The ninth Trick Truck was the Ford of Tim Herbst and Larry Ro-eseler. Herbst started and Roeseler got in at Mile 261. They'd changed the converter at Pit 5 after "nurs-ing" the truck in to the pit. That cost them an hour and 15 minutes. Other than that it was a good day, and Roeseler said it was "good to be back with the Herbsts." Their time was 10:29:09. In tenth it was B. J. Baldwin and his dad, Bobby, in their Chevrolet. B.J ., still complaining of a sore Earl Desiderio was the big winner in the Class 5500 contest, Earl is seen here laying down lots of smoke on his run to the checkers. knee, met his dad at the finish line. Bobby (the dad) had had to deal with two flats and a steering problem, and he'd lost a brake line. Their time was 10:42:45. The eleventh finisher was Jim Price, who drove all the way in his Ford. He's waiting for his new Trick Truck to be finished, but in the meantime is racing this older race truck which still has the "old I-beam suspension." Price said he "had a good day." He reported that his engine ran hot 'til the sun started to go down, he'd had n0 flats, and this was the first time he'd finished this event in "four or five tries." His time was 11:02:57. Finishing twelfth was the team of Brian Collins and Troy Herbst in a Dodge. Collins started and drove to Mile 219, and had no problems except that his co-driver got sick and had to be replaced. With Herbst driving they'd had fuel pump prob-lems at Pit 7, and fixed it, but they thought they lost a map sensor later. They'd had to put the computer into default mode, which made it run rich and without much power. Their time was 11:06:40. In 13th spot it was Jerry Zaiden and Jason Campbell. It's a new truck, which they rolled about ten miles before the finish. They also said their transmission ran hot, which slowed them down. Their time was 11:56:54. The 14th place team was Steve Sourapas and Andy McMillin the Sourapas's Ford. They'd had what was described as a "major oil leak" at about Mile 230. A cam plug at the back of the motor "popped out", and all the oil went away. To fix it they had to pull the trans-mission and flex ·plate, and in the meantime some pit person drove 50 miles to a NAPA store and bought a variety of cam plugs, because they weren't sure of the size. When they figured out which was the right one, they put it all back together and the truck's performance was flawless from that point. Sourapas was the finishing driver. Their time was 12:50:15. In 15th it was Kory Scheeler and Jeff Darland in Scheeler's Ford. Scheeler started, Darland got in at Mile 307 and went to the finish. They had fuel problems all day, and ran on only seven cylinders most of the time. Scheeler ran out of fuel "in the middle of nowhere", and used up two hours getting refueled and back on the road. Their time was 13:20:11. · The 16th finisher in the Trick Truck ranks was Bruce Bonestroo, who drove all the way. He said he'd had six flats, broken a steering arm, and had radio problems, and thus, no intercom. His time was 14:01: 11. In seventeenth place it was Wayne Lugo and Steve Olliges in a Ford. They were driving what was essentially a Sportsman Truck meant for the MDR series, which fit in no category in the BITD series, and thus, had to run in the Trick Truck division. They said they changed three alternators and two fuel pumps, and "swapped out bat-teries" four times. Their time was 14:06:47. The eighteenth truck in Class 1400 to finish was the Ford of Mi-chael Voudouris. Voudouris had been the starting driver and Billy Goerke finished. They didn't stop to talk about their day. Their time was 16:40:25. In nineteenth and last 1400 to get to the finish, it was Craig Potts, Bill Cartwright, Michael Mastro and Edmund Chantier. They fin-ished at about 5:20 a.m., while yours truly snoozed. Their total time was 18:59:36. Class 1500 had 31 entries, and at the end of the day Chris Kemp was in first place in his Jimco. Kemp drove all the way because Chuck Dempsey, who'd been scheduled to share in the driving, had suffered a heart attack a few days before the race. (We understand that Dempsey is already well on the road to recov-ery.) Kemp, who's an ex-dirt-biker, had a smooth day. He said the mo-tor was a very fast Speed Technology V8. He was tired and hurting and wanted to get out of the car. He finished in 9:20:35. In second it was Steve Croll in his Ford Porter. He said he'd had a flat before Pit 7, and then "never could catch Kemp again in the dust." At Pit 10 Steve got out arid put his dad, Ray, in for the last sec-tion. Their_ time was 9:30: 18. The third place 1500 car was the Bunderson of T. J. Flores, who drove all the way. He said he'd had a couple of flats and threw an alternator belt early. His was one of the cars with the "pass alert" device on it, and he said it did work "on a couple of bikes". Flores' time was 9:44:26. Fourth place went to Chris Ap-pleton in a Jimco, who also drove all , I the way. Appleton said he'd had six flats, lost his rear brakes and lost his starter. His time was 10:20:34. In fifth place it was rock-climb-er/racer Shannon Campbell in his four-wheel-drive custom built car. Campbell lost his four-wheel-drive in the previous race, so this time Steve Croll drove his Ford Powered buggy to a second place finish in The Staats clan took the silver medal in Class 1200, they're seen here Brian Potts took second place honors in the Class 10 battle, the good the Class 1500 battle, seen here at high speed. in their Ford flying at a very low altitude. looking Lothringer is seen here at speed. Ryan Plowman drove his really good lookin' Kreger to the silver medal Max and Jacob Hanberg had a decent race, they took second place David Caspino took hoe second place money in the Class 7200 conflict, in Class 1100, he's seen here running through the soft stuff. honors in ½- 1600, seen here at high speed on the hard stuff. seen here in their Ford on their way north. Page 10 October 2010 Dusty Times

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.. ,.·.·.·,·.·. ·.·.·,·.·.·.·.·.·.·.·.·.·,·.·. he "did some safety wiring on the ring gear bolts" and made the four-wheel-drive live. He drove all the way, and said his power steering belt was slipping the last three miles. His time was 10:21:10. In sixth it was Steve Raskett and Jake Johnson in a Porter. Raskett started, and at Mile 3 he lost the power steering pump, and had to drive 30 miles to Pit 1 without power steering, to get a new one. That cost the team 30 minutes. He also had a flat during that time. Johnson, who did the second half, had no problems. Their time was 10:26:39. Seventh place went to Pat Dean and Danny Anderson in their Bunderson. Their day started well, and Dean had the lead for a while, after starting seventh in line. But then Anderson had a flat near Redlich (Mile 307) and when he went to use the jack, it fell apart. He had to wait for T. J. Flores to bring him a jack, and lost 30 or 40 minutes. Their time was 10:44:24. In eighth place it was Adam Householder and Chris Eimer in their HMS. Householder started and Eimer finished. They lost their brakes at Mile 200, and had an al-ternator issue at Mile 390, but other than that, it was a good day. Their time was 10:46:39. Chuck Hovey, in a Jimco, was ninth. He lost his brakes early, and his crew gave him some front brakes at Mile 371, and then at Pit 16 (Mile 488) they gave him rears. He'd lost four c.v. boots all together, and had a couple of flats while driving with no brakes. He had practically no brakes as he came to the fin-ish, and said he came down that last hill "very slowly." His time was 10:52:12. Sean Mecham was the tenth finisher in the class in his Mecham chassis. He drove the full distance and said he'd lost an upper A-Arm at had it repaired at Pit 7, which cost him about 20 minutes. He'd also had a couple of flats and lost his brakes twice. His time was 11:03:10. In eleventh place it was the team of Vince Galewick and Jeff Quinn in a DuneBuggy. Quinn was the finishing driver, and couldn't stop Tim Casey and friends took the gold medal in the Class 8100 contest, Tim is seen here with the hammer down, headin' for the checkers. to chat because the car was issuing huge clouds of steam. Their time was 11:13:07. In twelfth it was Don and Travis Chase, a father and son team, in a Porter Ford. Don, who's the father, started the day. He said they'd had fuel pickup problems all day, and had to keep adding fuel because for some reason the pickup was work-ing only near the top of the tank, rather than at the bottom. This was their first Vegas to Reno event, and Travis, who finished, said "great day - so happy!" Their time was 11:35:28. The team of Adam Pfankuch and Rick St. John finished 13th in a Penhall. Pfankuch started, and had a good run except for one flat. St. John got to Mile 352 (two miles before the finish) and rolled the car, which landed upside down. The BITD Safety Crew came along and helped get the car back on its wheels. Then they realized they had a flat, and the jack was broken, so that took longer than the rollover itself. They lost another hour, plus. So their total time was 11:56:54. The 14th place finisher was Kevin Curtis who drove all the way in his Tatum. He said there was "a lot of silt", and he'd seen a lot of wrecks. His shocks faded away, but he'd had no flat tires. His time was 13:35:23 and he got to Dayton at midnight, the last finisher in Class 1500. The Protrucks had an entry of five teams, all pretty testy because they'd been started behind the Class 1000 cars. They finished in front of them, which they made cer-tain to point out at the finish line (but it was a close thing, only eight minutes in front). In first place it was Troy Vest and Alan Levinson in a Chevy. Levinson started and Vest finished, and they said they'd had a good day. They'd lost an alternator, and changed it at Coaldale, which cost ten minutes, and they'd each had a flat. They reported it was a "lot dusty", and then reminded one and all that they'd "passed all the 10 cars." (No small feat, since there were 13 of them.) Their time was 10:55:09. In second place it was Steve Staats and his two sons, Alex and Ryan, in a Ford. Steve started, Alex did the middle to Mina and Ryan finished. They had four flat tires and their sway bar broke. Their time was 11:02: 19, less than seven minutes behind the winning truck. In third place it was James and Jeff Voss, in their Ford. They said they shared the driving, and were tired. Their time was 11:55:04. Fourth place went to Dave Ma-son and Rick Backus, in a Ford. Backus started and Mason drove Coaldale to the finish. Backus had been hung on a rock pile for 45 minutes, but Mason said his run was "perfect." Their time was 12:22:43. A team from Canada finished Dave Cole and his team were the fastest in the Class 4400 competition, seen here just at landing for the umpteenth time. It was a nice win in Class 7100 for the Steve Rose crew, they're seen here at speed in their Ford, heading towards the checkers. fifth, giving this group their 100% finish ratio. Rich Bachand, Bob Nyeste and Greg Bird, all Canadi-ans, all drove. They said they'd lost one driveshaft and had one flat. Their time was 13:01:43. This is really a very competitive class; these five finished within two hours of one another, on a long and difficult course. Too bad there aren't more of them out there racing. In Class 1000, the first finisher was the team of Chad Giguiere and J. J. Schnarr in a Twisted Metal chassis, powered by an Eco-Tech motor. Giguiere started and he had one flat after Tonopah, and then Schnarr had a clean run to the fin-ish. Their time was 11:03: 18. In second place it was Chad Cummings and Ralph and Brian Potts, who each drove a section, in that order. Then Ian Maxwell and Alex Terrones navigated. Their Toyota p·owered Lothringer had one flat, and some power steer-ing issues, and they said it was an "outstanding" day. Their time was 11:41:31. The team of Peter and Steven Hajas and Scott Heber finished third in their Honda powered Kre-ger. Peter Hajas started and his brother, Steven, finished, and He-ber drove the middle section. This was their first BITD event, but they've been racing over in Arizona Continued on page 12 The Valentine's came down from Washington to race the Vegas To It was a silver medal finish in Class 8000 for Jacob Fielding, Jacob is Blake Henn took home the silver medal for his second place finish in Reno, they finished second in the Class 5500 contest. seen here pushing his Ford to the limit. -~.;;;;piii~ Class 7100,he's seen here plowing up the soft stuff. It was a sliver medal finish for Nazir Adam in the class 4400 contest, Lyle Bask drove his Porter Safari Pre-Runner to the silver medal award Not too bad a race for John Helton, he took second place honors in he's seen here headin' for the town of Dayton and the finish. in Class 1800, going fast through the soft substance. the JeepSpeed 1 contest, he's seen here at speed. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 11

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, . , ...... . . ·H· Bob Standage had a good day, he drove his Jeep to the Class 1700 win at ther 8/TD Vegas To Reno Race, here he's seen at speed. Todd Davis had a very long day but he still took the Class 5000 win, he's seen here on his way to victory. in the Whiplash series as well as some SCORE events. They said they had "minimal breakdowns", but got "nerfed real hard by a 7200 truck", and thought the car might have some electrical problems as a result. Their time was 13:04:49. In fourth it was Mikey Lawrence, who drove all the way. Blake Kirk-patrick navigated all the way. They had a brake caliper pad fall out, so had only three brakes all day. They had two flats, but had still got up near the front of the pack by Pit 16, and then the wiring started short-ing out. That slowed them down a bunch. Their time was 13: 19:52. Fifth place went to the team of Dennis Hunter, Lee Olivas and Bart Van Voorhis in a Honda pow-ered Dunrite. They had an oil tank leak and had to take the tank out and weld it up. Their time was 13:39:08. The sixth place car of Kevin Ellis, Craig Curtis and Harley Greeneish, apparently powered by another Eco Tech motor, got away before we could ask how their day went. Their time was 13:48:25. In seventh it was Todd Elam in his Safari. He said the "spindle broke clear off' right before Pit 5. He limped to the pit for repairs, which took three hours. He says he didn't hit anything, "it must have had a crack." His time was 14:03:32. The eighth finisher was the team Dave Kincaid drove his Class 1800 racer to the gold medal at the Vegas To Reno run, he's seen here haulin' freight. · of Jose Lynch and Jason Defalco in an Alumicraft. They said they'd taken a wrong turn at Mile 327 and had spent three and a half hours digging out of a trench. Other than that they'd had no problems. Their time was 14:36:59. Ninth was earned by John Hsu, in a Honda powered GET Perfor-mance chassis. Hsu drove all the way. He'd been stuck in silt, had one flat, and also lost control of the car at about Mile 530, went into the side of the hill and was stopped for a while. At this point his radio had quit working, and his crew couldn't hear him. So they devised a "morse code" system of two clicks for yes, one for no and three if he was stopped. They were able to get the needed information by asking a series of questions. Hsu's time was 15:10:39. He was the final finisher in the class. In the 7200 class there were 15 starters. At the end of the day, the first one in was the team of Al Ho-gan and Jim Nuckles in a Ford. Nu-ckles started and drove halfway, and then Hogan got in and went to the finish. He said he'd had a couple of flats, and "I'm happy as can be." Their time was 11:11:47. In second place it was David Caspino, who did the first half, and Jason Ruane, who finished, in a Ford. While Caspino was driving the steering rack bent, and as a con-sequence, Ruane drove about 250 miles with no power steering. But they had no other problems. Their time was 12:44:34. In third place it was Marc Bur-nett and Rick Johnson (no, not THAT R.J.) in a Ford. Burnett drove all the way and Johnson navigated the full distance. They had a wheel break early, and had to replace it. Then they lost their alternator, but had a spare. They said they had no radio all day. Their time was 13:21:00. Fourth place went to Brett and Sean Backus, a pair of brothers, in a Chevy. Greg Atherton and Matt Nelson navigated. The team had electrical problems while in the lead and lost about an hour and a half making repairs. They also had two flats, but they didn't get stuck. Their time was 13:53:54. In fifth place it was brothers Chase and Matt Borden, in a Ford. Matt started and Chase finished. Matt got stuck twice in the silt, and they had a few flats. This was their first Vegas to Reno, and they finished in 14:16:00. Sixth place went to the Ford team of Rob Sims, Nathan Swartz-baugh and Ron Tolman, who all drove. They lost their rear suspen-sion and had only second gear for the last 200 miles, and finished in the time of 15:00:15. In seventh it was Jonas Helm, who drove all the way in his Ford. He said he'd put it on its side and had a couple of flats and lost two hours with a belt problem. "It was a tough day", he said. He· got to the finish line in 16:23:22, at 3: 10 a.m. The eighth place truck arrived somewhere around five a.m., which was naptime for your reporter. Kelly, John and Scott McNeil and Randy Bluth got their Ford back to the finish in 18:45:43. And the ninth and last place team, of Matt Lovell, Thomas Rob-inson and Paul Baker finished at about seven a.m. Saturday. Lovell, who drove all the way, was stuck for an hour in a long silt bed at Mile 95. Then, out of Pit 4 he blew his transmission, so he limped back to the pit and his crew spent two and a half hours changing the transmis-sion. Lovell says he has "The best damn pit crew." His crew consisted of only seven people, and along with him, they all stayed awake the whole time. Their time was 20:26: 19 and they were the final finisher in that class. The first place Class 8000 truck was the Ford of Macrae Glass. Glass drove all the way and had a "good day." He had no flats, and didn't even put new tires on at the half-way point. He said he spent some time in the pits. His total time was 11:35:12. In second place, driving in their first race ever, Jacob Fielding and Kevin Mahan survived some adven-tures in their Ford. Fielding, who started, rolled at Mile 33 and lost about 25 minutes. They didn't get stuck, and had no flat tires and no mechanical trouble, and are plan-ning to go race the Parker event. Their time was 14: 15:02. The team of Scott Macfarland, Rory L'Hommedieu, Josh Drain and Ryan Spargo, in a Ford, fin-ished during our nap time also. They were the final finisher in the class, with a time of 19:01:35. They must have had a good story, sorry we didn't get it. Class 1100 had eight starters. ...; The Bannings, Lee, Sr. and Lee, Jr., were first to finish in their Banning Chassis. They said they'd had an "awesome run". They'd had one flat, lost a power steering belt and out-ran their chase crew at Pit 13 and had to wait ten minutes for them to get there. Their time was 11:36:59. Gustavo Vildosola Jr. is seen here flying across a dry lake in his Class 1400 Ford, he was less than two minutes out of second place. T J Flores is driving hard to pick up time but this time he had to settle Jeff Voss and crew had to settle for a third place finish in Class 1200 for a third place finish in the 1500 Class. this race, seen here at high speed in their Ford. In Class ½-1600 it was Patrick Ni rs chi flying his Bunderson to a third Kickin' up lots of dust, Peter Hajas came all the way from Minnesota place finish in class, seen here just at touchdown. to drive his Kreger to a third place finish in Class 1000. Page 12 October 2010 Ty Godde and Jim Greenway took third place honors in the Class 1100 conflict, they're seen here heading north to the checkers. Dusty Times ' ' '

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In second place it was the team of Brian Munson and Ryan Plow-man in a Kreger. Plowman started and went to Mile 282, and Munson did the rest. They had some kind of spark plug problem, and changed them three times, and also reported one flat tire. Their total time was 12:37:27. In third it was the team of Ty Godde, who finished, and Jim Gre-enway, who started the day in their Custom chassis. Greenway lost the power steering belt at Mile 11, and then after Tonopah he had two rear flats. Godde got in at Pit 9 and had no problems. But he broke a wheel on a big rock that was buried in the silt. Their time was 13: 17:22. In fourth place it was Eric Pala-cios, who started and finished, and Daniel Gonzalez, who drove from Pit 4 to Pit 9, in their Chenowrh. They lost their clutch about 20 miles before the finish, and just "jammed it into gears" from that point on. Their time was 13:25:48 and they were the final finishers in the class. Class 2000 had ten starters, and the winning team was the Smith brothers, Kevin and Brian, and Jimmy Hook, in a Mirage. Kevin was the starting driver, and he had no problems. Brian got along all right for a while, but then his eyes seemed to be out of order. About three miles before the finish he got hung over the edge of the abyss, and happily, Kory Scheeler was able to pull him back. When he got to the finish, and climbed out of the car, he discovered that one lens had fallen out of his eyeglasses. He said he'd wondered why his "eyes were all funky." A few minutes later he announced that they'd found the lens on the floor of the car. Their first place time was 11:50:50. Second place went to Max and Jake Hanberg and Don Johnson, who all drove and Denny Karina, Rick Herbert and Dale Kramer who navigated, in their Lothringer. They threw a fan belt early in the day, which cost them about 20 minutes. They said they'd seen "a lot of ca-sualties out there." Their time was 12:42:10. In third it was Patrick Hirsch and Karen Woodward in a Bunder-son. Hirsch drove 400 miles and Woodward drove the last section. They were both in the car the whole way, just switching seats when they wanted to change. They said they had no mechanical prob-lems and no flat tires. Their time was 12:59:11. The fourth place car was a Bunderson driven by Hank Winter, who did the first 300 miles, and Keith Rather, who finished. Dusty Winter and Jeff Huebner navigated. They said their air cleaners kept get-ting clogged and they had to change their plugs, and the car didn't run well. They had one flat. Their time was 14:35:43. In fifth it was Troy Gentry, Rich-ard Evans and Chris Wright, who all drove the Bunderson, and Wright's son, Brandon, who navigated. They had one flat tire and had to clean their air cleaners. This was their first try at the Vegas to Reno, and they finished in 16s00: 11. Sixth went to Rick Boyer and Amy Perez in a Banning, and they finished during our nap time, so we didn't get to talk to them. Their time was 16:26: 12. The seventh place team· of Rich and Charlie Steven, Robert Filial and Leticia Lopez, in a Raceco, also finished during naptime, and their time was 17:05:54. They were the Dusty Times Louis Chamberland drove his Trophylite to the Class 6000 victory at the Vegas To Reno fracas, he's seen here churnin' up the soft stuff. last finishers in Class 2000. Class 5500, the Baja Challenge cars, started with five entries. These were actually "Wide Open Nevada" cars this time, but it's the same orga-nization. Earl Desiderio and Chris-October 2010 Brandon Schueler had a long but fun day, he drove his Polaris UTV to the class 1900 victory, he's seen here on his way to Dayton. tian Hammerskjold, who started, both owners of the organization, finished first. They reported no problems. Their time was 12:14:48. In second place it was the team Continued on page 14 Page 13

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the point where the fuel goes in. couple of fuel issues, but no flats, But they got it done in 30 minutes. and he ran the same tires he'd been Their time was 13:30:51. on at the Silver State 300 race and In second place it was the team one lap of Parker. He lowered his air of Nazir Adam, who drove the sec-pressure to 24 pounds, said he had ond half, and Jeff Knoll who start• a crew of eight, plus navigator Tracy ed. Adam Woodley navigated. This Grappa. Ryan McBey and Keith was a brand new vehicle, a Wide Rather also navigated. Their time Open Design chassis, and they said was 20:37:21, and they finished at "we didn't wrench on it one time." 8:10 a.m. Saturday. They were the They had one flat tire (they run 39 final Class 1700 finisher. inch tires) but no mechanical prob- The first Sportsman Class finish-lems at all. Their time was 15:43:50. er (Class 1800) was an unfinished In third it was Dave Schneider, Class 7200 truck actually, but since Jason Conover, Tim Preiss and Ja• its builders had run out of time to son Weidhunter in a Custom. They get a body on it, they ran in Class finished while we were napping. 1800. They were the last vehicle Their time was 18:54:59. off the start line in the morning. Roger Norman and Armin Schwarz drove their Ford Trick Truck to a second place finish in Class 1400, seen here headin' north. Class 7100 had four starters. John Lee, Mark Johnson and Dave One team, Rich Severson and Kincaid all drove and all navigated. George Jirka, in a Ford, had early They'd got the car that far towards of Brian and Jake Valentine, Pete Pigott and Matt Swan, all from Washington state. They all drove and all navigated, switching seats as necessary. They said they "high sided" the car and lost only twenty minutes, because they got help get-ting back on their wheels. They also had a couple of flat tires. Their time was 14: 12:46. Another team from Washing-ton, J. Allard, Peter DeSantis, Nate Marsh and Dan Cerrillo, finished third, but didn't stop to talk. Their time was 14:36:42. In fourth it was Adan Leggs and Miguel Sandoval, who drove, and Sergio Martinez and Eric Rivera, who navigated. They said there'd been something wrong with their computer, and the car would run only 50 miles per hour. Their time was 15:50:31. Fifth place went to Sergio Nunez, Matt Crusan, Hector Comacho and Oscar Sotello, who made it to the finish line in 15:59:37, but arrived while we were sleeping. They were the final finisher in the class, and gave the group a 100% finish ratio. In Class 7 300 there were just two starters. And the first team to finish was the Utah based Jayson Stra-chan, James Burman, Kyle Gervais and Dustin Sexton in a Ford. Stra-chan and Burman did the driving, and Strachan said that his seat gave way and his butt was hurting. They reported no flat tires, and finished in the time of 13: 11: 12. The other team didn't make it to the finish. problems, and thus didn't make being finished on Thursday, and Class 8100 had three entries, the first checkpoint, so even though just ran out of time. They had no and in first at the finish it was Tim there was nothing wrong with their problems, not even a {lat tire. Their Casey and Jeremy Spirkoff, who truck, they were done. The first time was 14:41:16. both drove, while Mike Tuba, Dave place finishers, Robbie Cockrell, The second place Sportsman Winner and Spirkoff all navigated. Tim Craig and Steve Rose, who team finished as we napped. Lyle They said they'd been stuck "right all drove their Ford, said they had Bask, Lee Mundt, Darren Des off the bat, behind another stuck a couple of flats and kept "chug- Roches and Shaw Suttie, all from car, and it was a race to get un- gin' along all day." Their time was Canada, drove their Porter to the stuck first." They were the first of 13:31:07. finish in 17:42:43. their class to get unstuck and were In second place, in another In third it was the Ford Ranger rather proud of that. They had no Ford, it was Blake Henn, who start- of Pierre Perret, who drove all the mechanical problems, but did have ed and Fred Paris, who finished. way. He'd discovered that his wheel-a clogged air filter. Their time was They said they didn't have too base was too wide to let the car fit 13: 18:00. many problems. They stopped to in a Pro class, so he ran Sportsman. Second in Class 8100 was the help their team mates (Terry Henn, He had an eventful day. He cracked team of Randy Merritt and Tracy Blake's dad, who'd broken an upper the radiator when the mount broke Rubio in their Ford. They said control arm by hitting a hole in the and it fell into the fan. But they had they'd had a "few little problems." dust before Pit 2. They couldn't get a spare radiator, though it still cost They'd been stuck between Pits 1 him fixed enough to go on.) The two or three hours in the pit mak-and 2 for forty minutes, and then, Henn/ Paris truck had zero prob- ing repairs. Perret even did some eight miles before the finish had lems except that the brakes got a of the repair work. He finished in lost their brakes. Their time was little soft. They finished in 14:37:21. 21:33:21. 13:50:21. In Class 1700 there were three Fourth in the Sportsman class Class 4400 had three starters starters, and the winning team was was Rob Caveney and Mike Zavos in this event. These are the "rock the father and son team of Bob and in a Baja Bug. They both drove, racers", who are fairly new to long Kyle Standage in their Jeep. They and both navigated, switching seats distance off road racing, and are both drove, and said they'd had no as necessary. They'd had two bent still learning how to design and flats and "no issues at all" during wheels, resulting in bulging tubes. build cars that can do it all. They their flawless day. Their time was They'd been stuck in silt right after keep getting better at it. First at the 13:56:44. Pit 1, and had to be pulled out. finish was the team of Dave Cole In second place it was John Hel- The car is a "scrap car" which they and Jason Scheerer, who both drove ton, who drove all the way. He said built themselves. It sports a '71 bus their Kirby Designs Chassis. It's a he "got stuck in silt beds all day." transaxle. Their time was 23: 14:47 four-wheel-drive car with a Chevy He'd done a lot of digging, and and they were the final finishers of six liter motor in it. They said BITD trucks had pHlled him out the event. they'd had a wonderful race. They twice. When he thought about it he Class 5000 had two entries, replaced an oil cooler line, and an figured he\l been stuck five times, and just one finisher. Todd Davis, in-tank fuel pump hose. To do that for about five hours total time lost. Mark Bowman, Mike Parsons and they'd had to pull the tank loose at He'd also had a little water leak, a Tanner Gorham, in a Jimco, got to ..------------------------. the finish line in 16: 12:08. Sorry we weren't there to ask how their day went. Class 6000 was a one-car class. Rick L. Johnson got the Trophylite to the finish at 8:45 a.m. He'd had a long day. There had been spectators stuck in the silt outside of Goldfield and when he went around them he rolled the truck. The stuck guys came over and helped him get up-right again. Then, they said it was pretty smooth from there. But he lost the transmission at Hawthorne (Mile 389). They had a spare trans-mission, but couldn't get the last bolt in. So they went on without it after trying to fit it in for two hours. After that they had no issues. Johnson drove the final section and Craig Mallory navigated for him, and Jim Riley drove the start to Mile 282, with Jeff Michalak navigating for him. Richard Wade also navigat-ed. Johnson said he saw a deer on course. He finished with his lights on, behind the lens covers. When someone removed the lens covers they saw that the lenses had melted from the heat. Johnson was a bit disappointed that another car was going to finish behind him. He'd hoped to be the last finisher so the event would have a Rick Johnson as the first finisher and another Rick Johnson as the last one. (The two are long time friends, who used to race together.) With all the media vultures hov-ering around the event, waiting for some disaster to occur, it seemed prudent to ask about any accidents. Casey Folks reported that one biker had a possible injured wrist, one person in a rolled-over car had a sore neck and back and had been air lifted out, and a biker had a pos-sible concussion and had "self-trans-ported" himself to medical aid. The event went off like clock-work. Finishers reported that it was tough, but varied and fun. Ttte hardest thing had been to close up on another racer in the long silt beds, because the dust was thick and impenetrable. They said it was tough to be patient and wait for a patch of clear air. The next BITD event will be the new two-day race at Parker, Arizona, in October. ~ Mark Burnett and Rick Johnson drove their Class 7200 Ford to a bronze J. Allard and team came down from Washington to run Vegas To It was a third place finish in Class 4400 for Dave Schneider and team, medal finish in Class 7200, seen here at high speed. Reno, they were the third place finishers in the Class 5500 contest. Dave is seen here running on some of the hardpack towards Dayton. In Class 8000 it was Scott McFarland taking the bronze medal, Scott Pierre Perret was only able to grab a third place finish in the Class 1800 Rocker Head drove his Kawasaki UTV to the Class 1900 win, they is seen here pushing his Ford across the desert. battle, he's seen here churning up the silt in his Ford. were on the course for 16 hours but made it to the finish. Page 14 October 2010 Dusty Times

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l.n.12C RALLY OF FINLAND By Martin Holmes Latvala/Ford Take The Gold Photos: Maurice Selden A nice win in SWRC for Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula in their Skoda Fabia in Finland, seen here before admiring crowds. Jan-Matti Larva/a and Miikka Anttila drove their Ford Focus RS to the overall win in Finland, seen here saving a bit of tire wear. count for the PCWRC, this was the first time the PSD drivers lined up against the PCWRC entries, though three of the top four PC-WRC competitors in the series, including the reigning champion Arminda Araujo, ' have opted to give this event a "miss". This of-fered Patrik Flodin a chance to pull ahead in the series. In the SWRC, series leader Xevi Pons elected to miss this event, as did Eyvind Brynildsen and Bernardo Sousa. The size of Pons' current SWRC lead, however, meant he would still be leading the series after the event. JWRC competi-tors missed this event, appearing next in Germany. One notable The fight is not over yet but notwithstanding Jari-Matti Lat-vala's popular win in Finland, Citroen's chances of gaining more World titles in the last season of the current World Rally Car is increasing all the time. Second and third went to Citroen Total drivers, with the newly promoted Sebastien Ogier, beating the refgn-i ng champion Sebastien Loeb, on only his second competitive appearance on this event. Skoda cars scored an impressive 1-2-3 in the Super 2000 category while the Pirelli Star Driver Ott Tanak won the Production Car category. Latvala maintained Ford's inter-est magnificently after teammate Mikko Hirvonen crashed heav-ily on Day 1, while the M-Sport Focuses of Henning Solberg and Khalid Al Qassimi also went home as crumpled wrecks as well. Finland is the· land of extreme rallying. Extreme competitiveness, extreme speed on gravel, extreme tension, extreme determination -and the rally is always the fastest rally in the series! This year it was extreme in another, not entirely welcome, direction. Everything was squashed into a 48 hours frame work. Journalists having to shoe-horn three days work into two, spectators not having the chance to watch the cars as often, media coverage one day less -but there was a reason. It is not the longest running event in the WRC Himos, close to Jamsa. This was non-championship driver made but it does hold the record as to be the first two-day WRC event his WRC debut in a Ford Fiesta having been run for the longest since Sweden 1987 and the second S2000, Toni Gardemeister, while uninterrupted top FlA champion- shortest planned rally in the WRC, Jarkko Nikara (a Pirelli Star Driver ship event (every year since 1959). after the 1000 Lakes 35 years ago. in 2009) was driving a Peugeot 207. This was the 60th time the "Grand Entry-wise, this was a special event. There were four championship Prix of Jyvaskyla" (as Rally Finland Entries closed at 102, the largest Guest drivers: Mitsubishi drivers is known in the Finnish language) number in the WRC for three Juha Salo and Jukka Ketomaki in has been held and nothing was years and special dispensation was the PCWRC category, with Juho going to stop the promoter Jarmo granted to exceed the originally au-Hanninen and Matti Rantanen in Mahonen holding a massive party thorised total of 90. It was last time the SWRC class, both in Skodas. to celebrate on the Saturday night! that more than 100 crews started a This was a good opportunity for So extreme partying as well. world championship rally was in IRC championship leader Han-The two day format is the major Germany in 2007. For the first ninen, this time running on Pirelli change for this eighth round of the time on a WRC event the number instead of his usual BF Goodrich 2010 world rally championship. of S2000 entries exceeded that of tyres, to measure his performance There was also a new Shakedown the number of World Rally Cars, against the SWRC's best! There location, near Muurame, some and there were changes to be found- was also one extra special Guest 15km down the road towards Jam- among the WRC crews. Sebastien driver of a different kind, a driver sa and there was no Superspecial Ogier moved up for this event (and who figured prominently in pre-at the trotting track at Killeri. The other gravel rallies this year) to the event promotions. Four times opening stage instead was held on Citroen Total WRT while Dani World Champion Juha Kank-the road around the Laajavuori ski Sordo drove for the Junior team. kunen made his return to world jump centre, which now starts on Over at Ford the Stobart team championship rallying for the first tarmac. There was no Ceremonial driver Henning Solberg was back time since 2002, driving a Ford Start, the event instead starting again at the wheel of a Focus WRC Focus World Rally Car run by unceremoniously in Jyvaskyla's while the driver who drove that en- M-Sport, with Juha Repo, the last Paviljonki car park, alongside the try in Bulgaria, Per-Gunnar Ander-of the most recent of his regular service park. There had been revo- sson, was back again at the wheel WRC cod rivers. Kankkunen is lutionary plans to base the running of a Skoda Fabia 'Super 2000. now 51 years of age, which seems order for Day 1 of the event on the The rally counted for the SWRC to be a mid-life crisis age for rally-performances on the Thursday eve-and PCWRC, this time includ-ing Finns. The last major world ning stage, but this plan had to be ing the five Pirelli Star Drivers. champion celebrity on the event abandoned. There was, however, a The third J:ime the PSD drivers was Ari Vatanen wlto contested the regroup back at the service park in have competed together this year, 2003 event and finished 11th after Jyvaskyla on Saturday afternoon, and this time Peter Horsey had a a five year break when 51 years old, from which cars were despatched new cod river, Calvin Coo ledge. and before that Timo Salonen con-in a new order, to facilitate a After the rallies in Turkey and tested the 2002 event-and finished televised final stage section at then Portugal, which did not also 14th, after a ten year gap, also 51. .-----------"-...;...----,, .... -,..-------'---, Earlier still, the six times 1000 Lakes Rally winner Hannu Mik-kola came seventh here on his final WRC entry in 1983, again when he was 51. Markku Alen (world cham-pion for 11 days in 1986), however, made his celebrated "comeback" appearance prematurely when he was 50 years five months ... Sebastien Loeb came to Finland very relaxed in his tactics. He had the unenviable position of running first car on the road for nearly half the event, but this time he knew what mattered was accumulating points for placings rather than for victories. The days in the week leading up to the start built the expectations. Support champion-ship cars had their usual private Shakedown on the Monday, the only drama being when Patrik Flo-din lost a wheel from the rear of his Subaru. As the teams arrived back on the Tuesday, from the first day of recce, they were greeted with the news that something definite, was finally emerging about the BMW Mini rally project. Wednes-day evening witnessed the festival spirit take off. The Petter Solberg team put on a wonderfully funny display, aimed at being a "fashion show" presentation of the clothing range which Petter's wife Pernilla has been marketing, the "models" being members of their team and set a happy tone for the weekend. Then the impressive parade of old timer rally cars started to line up in the service park. The high temperatures experienced in mid Finland in recent weeks continued as the cars headed to Shakedown on Thursday morning.. The times here were going to be extremely in-dicative. By general consensus this was the one event left this season on which Fords were guaranteed of being competitive with the Citroens, the whole demeanour of the rest of the season rested on the times which the drivers would achieve down the extremely fast 4.46km course. Loeb achieved a best time at a speed of 131.17kph with his new teammate Ogier second, one-tenth behind, then Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took the bronze medal in Finland, Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin finished sixth overall in their Ford Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson get lots of appreciation from the they were 26 seconds out of the overall win. 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Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia finished second overall in their Citroen C4 in Finland, here before admiring eyes. came the news the fans did not want to hear. Sordo was next and Petter Solberg was fourth quickest. Citroens were lying 1-2-3-4 with Latvala 1.2 seconds slower than Loeb, and Hirvonen another one second slower again. But then at the last moment some more times were issued -showing Hirvonen ended up one tenth of a second faster than Loeb and Latvala equal with the world champion. Ford had decided to change the turbo-charger on Hirvonen's car and it made all the difference. So two Citroens and two Fords were sepa-rated by just 0.2 second. A sigh of relief was almost audible, maybe this would turn out to be the open race everyone wanted. Meanwhile, there were other activities going on. Jari Ketomaa appeared proudly with his new born but still unnamed daughter, perpetuating the old 1000 Lakes Dusty Times tradition of baby parade. It is in-credible how many of these babies have turned out to be rally drivers in their own right in later years! Journalists flagging in the record breaking temperatures outside sought refuge in the air condi-tioned media centre, and found the media staff were supplying ice creams provided by a sponsor. This had the makings of an event never to forget. In the end 99 cars lined up for the start of the first stage, three cars failing to appear. Leg 1 -11 Stages -Gravel - 147.27kms Cars ran through the Thursday evening superspecial headed by the priority drivers in reverse order, then the privateers in number sequence, all running in good daylight. It produced no surpris-es. Petter Solberg made quickest time by 1.0 second, in front of Hirvonen, claiming that he had Flying high off the jump, Patrik Sandell and Emil Axelsson took third place in SWRC in Finland, 11th overall finishers in their Skoda Fabia. been driving carefully -and could have gone much faster! In the eve-ning came interesting news. The day had been the hottest ever re-corded in Finland, at 37.2 degrees at the town of Joensuu, and not much cooler in Jyvaskyla. So the Neste Oil Rally was extreme in one more sense! Overnight there was an un-expected change of fortune at Citroen. For only the second time in six weeks rain fell in Jyvaskyla, just what the two Sebastiens, due to start the Friday stages first and second cars on the road, needed to reduce their stage cleaning handicap. The extremes contin-ued as the weather had completely changed. It was cool with the wind rushing across the service park. There were four stages in the morning, two run twice, then in the afternoon there were six stages, three of them being used for the October 2010 first time. Loeb was in no hurry and Hirvonen set out to make his mark or fail. "I made mistakes in Jordan, Turkey and New Zealand, so that must not happen again," Hirvonen explained. Last year's winner started off well, winning the first two stages of the day, then he went off the road on a fast righthand bend and rolled four or five times, ending up sideways across the road behind a crest. Suddenly Petter Solberg was back in the overall lead while Latvala was now second, followed by three Citroens. Hirvonen had already had a broken windscreen, after hitting a pole b~side the road, and Loeb was slowed when the bib below the front bumper became detached and commented, "The car is undriveable, I have to turn it using the brakes." After the end of the first loop Petter's lead over Latvala was 1.3 seconds. The Finn, however, was deep in discussions about the cor-rect rideheight for the car, "The rain has softened the roads and especially on the second pass our rideheight was too low." The first stage of the four was still humid but the other three had been dry. Mads Ostberg had been lying seventh in front of Matthew Wil-son but then punctured. Kimi Raikkonen was in eighth place, commenting that the Citroen WRC was completely different to the Fiat S2000 he drove (here) last year. Ford people meanwhile wondered how Hirvonen's disaster had happened. Drivers who ar-rived after the crash commenting that it was not an obvious hazard, coming after a jump where cars landed on a front wheel before the road went uphill. Suspicion was that the steering or the suspen-sion were damaged in that landing but engineer Christian Loriaux did not think so, assuming it was an awkward landing which just went wrong. Juha Kankkunen meanwhile had settled into tenth place, three places away from the best performance on a comeback appearance by a Finnish 51 year old ex champion. Privateer WRC driver Jouni Arolainen had a bro-ken exhaust manifold on his Focus which damaged the engine sensors and stopped the car. The race for the lead was on with a vengeance. At the end of stage six Petter was just 0.1 second in front, and in the rain on the short stage seven Latvala was ahead. Ogier was able to pass Sordo into third place, front running Loeb finding Continued on page 18 Page 17

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the second passes over the stages more daunting than the first, and between stages six and nine he had dropped down to fifth. Khalid Al Qassimi crashed on stage six and so started a chain of independent incidents at the same corner which ultimately caused the stage to be stopped, and on stage eight, the most popular and fastest stage of the event, Myhinpaa, the carnage continued when Henning Solberg crashed allowing Kankkunen up to seventh. A regroup allowed cars to wait in order to make the run over the two last stages, with the final proper stage of the day, at Myhi-npaa, before a final run over the Laajavuori superspecial. Ostberg had made a series of three times in the top six, regretting his earlier de-lay with a puncture. Latvala ended the day exactly 10 seconds ahead of Petter Solberg. In Super 2000 Jari Ketomaa shot into the lead with a series of best times in front of guest driv-ers Juho Hanninen and Matti Rantanen. Janne Tuohino lost his Fiesta's rear window. Hanninen was finding it difficult to gauge how the works Skoda Fab~a he uses on the IRC events compared with the BRR customer car he was now driving, "The change of tyres (from BFGoodrich for the IRC to Pirelli) makes it difficult to give any opinion." Rantanen was enjoying his drive in a Skoda, which has 120bhp more than the Twingo he drives on the British championship events. Things went wrong for Ketomaa, however, when the alternator belt on his Fiesta failed and a master switch on his Fiesta was faulty, and by the time he arrived at service the battery was flat, and then the car would not restart and he eventually set off again after a 25 minutes delay (incurring a 4m 10s penalty), which dropped him from first to last in the category and allowed Skodas (all old narrow track versions) to hold the top four places in the S2000 and the Group N catego-ries. Per-Gunnar Andersson was the best non-Finn, passing Patrik Sandell into fourth place while Nasser Al Attiyah, on his first visit to Finland, was hanging on to eighth place. Hanninen there-fore led the category in front of Rantanen and Andersson, but on the first stage of the second loop Alberto Llovera had an accident on stage six while on stage eight Tuohino had' a driveshaft fail and Ketomaa lost a wheel and reached the end of the stage with the brake disc missing and never reached the ensuing regroup control. On the last two proper stages of the day first Al Attiyah and then Martin Prokop punctured, after touching stones beside the track, Sandell broke a brake pipe and then Al At-tiyah had a suspension failure, he struggled to get to the end of stage nine and retired for the day. Non-championship competitor Jarkko Nikara stopped his Peugeot with 60th Neste Oil Rally Finland (FIN) Paviljonki (Jyvaskyta) 29131.07 .2010 WCR round 8, SWRCM'RCC round 6, PCWRC round 5 WCR points WCRWCDSPC front different failure. 1 (4) Jari-Matti LATVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PXOSAXD (GBl/ES4467 2h.31m.29.6s. 25 25 - -2 (2) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ646MN (F)/ES4462 2h.31m.39.7s. 18 18 -.-3 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena FIMC Citroen C4 WRC AJ520MN (F)/ES4461 2h.31m.55.6s. 1515 - -4 (11) Petter Solberg/Chris Patterson N/GB Citroen C4 WRC Al289AN (F) 2h.32m.00.3s. -12 - -5 (7) Dani SOROO/Marc Marti E Citroen C4 WRC AJ557NM (F)/ES4463 2h.33m.14.6s. 12 10 - -The PCWRC battle was being fought out by non regular drivers, the Guest driver Juha Salo and the PSD driver Ott Tanak. Patrik Flodin bent the steering and suf-fered front driveshaft failure while a host of drivers damaged their cars hitting a huge rock unexpectedly in the road on stage four. Martin Semerad went off the road when the steering failed but spectators got him going again. Barosso Pereira had gearbox problems and could not continue. On the third stage of the second loop Salo slid wide and did a lot of damage to the rear trailing arm. Alessandro Brus-chetta had a big accident in his Tommi Makinen run lmpreza, at the same place as Al Qassimi and Llovera, and was taken to hospital for a check-up. Tanak was in the lead ahead of Flodin and Paddon. On stage six Michel Jourdain went off and damaged his suspension. On stage seven Tanak punctured but stayed in the lead and then on Myhinpaa Flodin broke a front shock absorber. All five PSD were still running at the close of the day. 6 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB)/ES4468 2h.37m.13.3s. 10 8 - -7 (15) Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Subaru lmpreze WRC FT56SRT (GB)/ES4473 2h.37m.20.4s. -6 - -8 (12) Juha Kankkunen/Juha Repo FIN Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB)/ES4470 2h.39m.18.6s. -4 - -9 (51) Juho Hanninen/Mikko Markkula FIN Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC Kl207BZ (A)/ES4512 2h.40m.34.6s.# -2 25 -10 (53) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Anders Fradriksson S Skoda Fabla S2000 SWRC BAS 126 (SK)/[54485 2h.41m.45.3s. -118-11 (24) Petrik SandelVEmil Axelsson S Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRCM'RCC Kl530AT (A)/ES4513 2h.42m.04.6s. - - 15 -13 (21) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCM'RCC 06R 0024 (CZ)/E5«74 2h.44m.41 .8s. - - 12 -16 (23) Michal Kosciuszko/Maclek Szczepaniak PL Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC/WRCC NM04222 (D)IES4506 2h.46m.29.7s - • 10 -17 (27) Janne Tuohino/Marko Sallinen FIN Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCM'RCC A3457 (FIN)/ES9274 2h.46m.44.3s. - - 8 -18 (40) Ott Tanak/Kuldar Sikk EE Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DZ214ZS (l)/ES4481 2h.46m.50.5s. - - - 25 20 (50) Jukka KetomakVKai Risberg FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC ES5774 (FIN) 2h.48m.1 B.8s. - - - 18 21 (38) Hayden Padden/John Kennard NZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DS705PC (l)/ES4479 2h.49m.56.5s. - - - 15 24 (46) Anders GrondaVVeronica Engan N Suban, lmpreza N14 PC~C OU10AEE (GB)/ES4483 2h.51m.45.8s. - - - 12 25 (8) Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kaj Lindstrom FIN Citroen C4 WRC AL730AR (F)/ES4464 2h.54m.44.9s. 8 - - -28 (39) Alex RaschVRudy Pollet RSM/1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DS703PC (l)/ES4480 2h.57m.03.6s. - - - 10 29 (22) Nasser Al Attiyah/Giovanni Bemacchini QM Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRC/WRCC PX10ACV (GB)/EN3137 2h.57m.50.1s.(2)-- 6 -30 (34) Martin Semerad/Michal Ernst CZ Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC 01 R 0038 (CZ)/ES4476 2h.58m.26. 7s. - - - 8 32 (43) Reijo Muhonen/Milka Teiskonen FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC EU4857 (FIN) 2h.59m.52.5s. - --6 39 (45) Rui Warig/Yiping Chen CN Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC OU10ADX (GB)IEN3135 3h .04m.53.4s. - --4 40 (37) Peter Horsey/Calvin Cooledge EAK/GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DZ213ZS (l)/ES4478 3h,05m.15.6s. - - - 2 41 (36) Nick Georgiou/Joseph Matar GB/RL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC• DS701PC (l)/ES4477 3h.05m.58.2s. - - - 1 60 (54) Michel Jourdain/Oscar Sonchez MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo ti PCWRC 8355GFN (E)/ES4486 3h.3Sm.37.0s. - - - -97 (10 SWRC/7 WRCC/16 PCWRC) starters. 61 (7 SWRC/5 WRCC/11 PCWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS• REGISTERED DRIVER #Group N winner. •=Pirelli star Driver. (Missed stages or road sections) Ill/Inners average speed over stages 122.B0kph (record). LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC SA09VHR (GB)/ES4466 accident 3 (6) Henning SOLBERG/Ilka Minor N/A Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB)/ES4469 accident 7 (14) Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC AG57CKA (GB)/ES4471 accident 5 (29) Jari Ketomaa/Mika Stenberg FIN Ford Fiesta S2000 SWRCM/RCC PX59ATZ (GB)/EN3139 accident (3) 12 (30) Albert Llovera/Borja Rozada ANDIE Fiat Grande Punto S2000 SWRC DK077GT (l)/ES4475 engine (6) 14 (41) Alessandro Bruschetta/Edoardo Civiero I Suben, lmpreza N14 PCWRC CJ13NRT (R) accident 5 (47) Nuno Barroso/Pedro Conde P Suban, lmpreza N14 PCWRC ES4508 (FIN) gearbox 5 (◄9) Juha Salo/Jarkko Kaffiolepo FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC EN3133 (FIN) accident damage 6 (44) Paulo Nobre/Eduardo Paula BR Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC Kl-652 CK (A)/ES4507 steering arm 16 (48) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Subaru lmpreza N14 PCWRC 0645CA199 (RUS)/ES4509 engine 13 Leg 2 - 8 Stages -Gravel - 162.78kms More rain fell overnight! On Day 1 this was to Loeb's good luck, even though the day warmed up so quickly the advantage of an early (52) Matti Rantanen/Mikko Lukka FIN Skoda Fabia 52000 SWRC ER2536 (FIN) accident damage 12 RALLY LEADER P.Solber9 stage 1, Hirvonen 2+3, P.Solberg 4-6, Latvala 7-19. SWRC/GROVP N LEADERS Ketomaa stages 1-5, Hanninen 6-19. PCWRC LEADERS Salo stage 1, Tanak 2, Salo~. Tanak 7-19. The Route Special Stag!lS Total Distanc;e Crews Restarting positions Day 1 Paviljonki (Thursday 1800)-11 gravel-147.27km 661 . 73km ( 1-11 ) Paviljonki -Paviljonki (Friday 2115) Day 2 Paviljonkl (Saturday 0550) - 8 gravel-162. 78km 646.14km 86 (12-19) Paviljonki (Saturday 1945) damp course soon disappeared. passed Kankkunen into seventh ally 10.1 seconds, Sebastien Ogier Now it was to Latvala's good luck. place, leaving Kankkunen out of having reduced his deficit by 11.6 The first and third stage of the the running for equalising Hannu seconds over the 162. 78 kilometres first loop were nicely moist and he Mikkola's best old-timer's placing. competed during the day. Sebas-increased his overnight lead (after Now Loeb passed Petter Solberg, tien Loeb came home third ahead the final superspecial of Day 1) so the works Citroens were second of a disappointed Petter Solberg, from 9.1 to 22.5 seconds, despite and third, hunting down Latvala as who had slipped back from second the drier second stage of the loop. hard as they could. At the service to fourth during the day. Amidst Petter Solberg was disappointed halt before the final two stages the celebrations there was the grim when Ogier passed him into sec- Latvala was composed, "If we keep reality that BP Ford's hopes of rein-ond place while Ostberg rose to going like we are, we should be ing in Citroen Total's champion-eighth place, after a consistent run alright. We lost nearly all our time ship points haul had been dashed, in which he was uncannily always this morning on a short artificial the French company having ex-about a second a kilometre slower section of the Himos stage which tended their lead by a further 12 than the fastest driver in his four was deep in soft gravel, and from points. Sebastien Loeb continues year old Subaru. Kimi Raikkonen now on we should have better road to lead the Drivers' category ahead slid off the road into a ditch on the conditions." Loeb was 23.6 sec-of his new teammate Sebastien exit of a corner. He was able to get onds behind Latvala, was Latvala Ogier, while Jari-Matti has risen up going again after nearly ten min- concerned? "This time I am not so to third following his win. utes but with two punctures, one worried about Loeb. Ogier is the All ten SWRC competitors of which was caused by a tyre slip-one I am worried about ... !" Loeb restarted, including Ketomaa un-ping off its rim, the crew were able himself was more concerned to der SupeRally, but he wondered to re-inflate the tyre themselves. hold his newly gained third place if this was such a good idea. He Latvala was well aware of the pres-ahead of Petter Solberg. Ogier had a big crash as he exited the sure behind him and that his was mixed in his feelings, "The multi story from the overnight pare advantage was ebbing away as the only team orders I have been given ferme, ripping off the sumpguard day warmed up. "I took some risks is that I must finish ... " For the and damaging the whole cooling in the first and third stages, not so final two stages the top five cars system, and lost 25 minutes leav-many in the second. On this event were sent in reverse eeded order, ing the opening service halt. Then you need to be clever and not take which favoured Latvala. Private on the second stage of the day he risks all the time!" Focus driver Mattias Therman was had a heavy landing, wrecked the The race for victory was increas- beginning to enjoy himself, after a oil cooler and stopped for good. ing as the day wore on. Latvala's series of driving problems earlier Rantanen's run came to an end lead was reduced to on stage in the day. ~ when he went off and damaged the 15, then 12.3 on stage 16, stages There were celebrations in the rear suspension. On the first stage which were being driven for the Paviljonki stadium as Jari-Matti of the middle loop Llovera retired first time and worked to his disad- held off Citroens advances to win with engine failure. With Skodas vantage, while the last three stages his home event for the first time. holding the top three SWRC plac-were to be re-runs. Ostberg had The winning margin was eventu- es, the non championship Fiesta r--=----------"'-"-"'"'.'"'----.. t::;.~-;: driver Toni Gardemeister was chas-ing them hard, but was unhappy feeling that his Fiesta was losing out to the Skodas on the faster roads. The Stobart entered Fiesta driver Denis Kuipers had already retired the day before when he rolled. At the finish it was Skodas 1-2-3, Hanninen winning ahead of the Swedish drivers Andersson and Sandell. . Ott Tanak continued to le~ PCWRC ahead of Patrik Flodin, who stopped on the third stage of the day when the engine failed, thought to be a broken piston. Ketomaki finally passed Paddon and climbed to second, after a long recovery from his two punctures on the previous day before, which cost him over two minutes. Nobre went off the road and then on the next stage he retired with a broken steering arm. Tanak held his lead to win the category ahead of Keto-maki with his PSD colleague Pad-don in third place. There were no problems for the PSD drivers and they all finished an event without the use of SupeRally. Hirvonen's 30th birthday was not the celebration he had been hoping for on the day of the finish, Latvala was heading off to compete on another major FIA champion-ship rally in Finland the coming weekend, the Lahti Historic Rally, which he hopes to win with his Escort BOA. Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen crashed out of the rally early Dani Sardo and Marc Marti finished fifth overall in Finland, seen here Nasser Al Attiyah and Giovanni Bernacchini were the 20th overall on, they are seen here throwin' some dirt at high speed. just at takeoff in their Citroen C4. finishers in Finland, seen here in their Ford Fi.esta. Page 18 October 2010 Dusty Times

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L=====""~-1 FALLON 250 Shelton/Biggs Take Sportsman Win Text & Photos: Troy Robinson It was a great race for Terry Shelton and Alan Biggs, they took the gold medal in the Sportsman Class, seen here at speed. The Vorra Fallon 250 at night; the annual night race in the heat of summer just outside Fallon, NV near the Top Gun Naval Air Base is in the books for 2010. It was a great race with a decent turnout of cars despite only 3-weeks prep from the Xtreme Outlaws 250 which was just 3-weeks after the Yerington race. Definitely a strain on some racers but for those that battled the heat and the dust it was well worth it. Pit then down the "roller coast-time limit. The early start for er" long-straight gas line road the ll's and UTV's was used at to check point 3. After that the the May Yerington race and al-last 7 miles is a technical-rocky lowed the slower classes to have wash. 6-times around the course an extra hour to complete the for the pro classes and 5 times race and moved them further for the ll's and UTV's would down the track ah·ead of the be the required distance. pro's instead of the traditional With the race on a 2-day behind the pack start. The weekend tech and registration math problem "if train A leaves in town at the Stockman's Ca-the station traveling at 25 mph sino Friday night from 5-9pm 45 minutes ah.ead of train B and Saturday at the track from which is traveling at 60 mph, 10am-12pm wound be a busy how long before they meet up" schedule for the Vorra officials comes to mind. I always failed as they would have the drivers that problem but Vorra pro-meeting at 1pm with quads moter Wes didn't. In real life starting at 2pm, ll's and UTV's on the track the class l's caught Sam Berri only knows one speed - FAST; Sam took the Class 1 contest and the overall win as well, he's won 4 of 5 races this year. Taking the class 1 win and the overall victory as well was once again Sam Berri ( 149). This will be his 2nd overall for the season and he has won now 4 out of 5 races this year. Sam came from the back of the pack and was up to 2nd after the first lap and was within a minute of the leader at the end of lap 2. Sam took the lead on the 3rd lap and despite not having ra-dio communications to his crew he motored on into the night for the victory with a 14: 19 lead at the end. Shannon Harwell (132) had the luck of the draw and started first out of the gate and on this hot, windless, dusty day that was a huge advantage. Shan-non lost the lead but continued hammering down the laps in hopes of catching Sam but in the end came up short. Shan-non did place 2nd in the overall standings as well. Rounding out the finishers in class 1 was Dave Morton (125) driving out of the Rescue Racing Camp. Morton had some down time on the first and fifth laps but still man-aged to finish the race on the podium. In class 10 Kenny Ott 0063) came out to race in his back yard as he does for the night The race track is a simple 42-mile course which was the same as 2008 comprised of a fast rocky section leading to check point one, from there it's a twisty-fast canyon roads to Pro-off the line at 5: 15 and pro cars the 11 's about check point 1 The Group T gold medal went to Mike Koenig and Troy Robinson, seen here at starting at 6pm with a;.n:..._:::8...:-h:_::o:::_u~r_:_e:_ac::::h~o::.:n~t.:.:h:.e.:.:ir~2.:.:n~d:...:_:la'.!p::.:· _____ .:h::::::ig:::h=s=p=e=e::;d;--i-;n=th=e=re=a=ll=y=g=o=o=d=lo=o=k=in=g=t=ru=c=k=·============:::; Chris Gray was the silver medal winner in the Group T contest, he Shannon Harwell gave it the old college try but had to settle for a led half the race but a flat tire cost him some time. · silver medal finish in the Class 1 conflict. • 8122 The Red Team Racing Entourage took second place honors the Class 10 race, they're seen here at high speed on the course. The silver medal finisher in the Sportsman division was Tim John Cramer was the second place finisher in the Class 8 contest at It was a gold medal finish for John Crowley in the UTV race, John Stockwell, he's seen here with the hammer down headin' for that Fallon, he's seen here headin' 'for the home stretch. is seen here flying across the flat to his win. silver medal. ------------------------Page 20 October 2010 · Dusty Times

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Kenny Ott was the big winner in the Class 10 fracas, he took the class lead on the second lap and went on to win. Bill Jarvis was going so fast we didn't get all of him in the picture, Bill took Class 8 first place honors in his Ford. race classic. Proving once again on all the way to the checkers. the race in 2nd place. None of back for the 2nd place finish. that home turf and sleeping in Ott was 4th overall just 40 sec-the drivers were at the awards At the finish the car was just your own bed the night before onds out of 3rd place overall. to accept but the car owner 17 seconds away from victory the race is an advantage Kenny Red Team Racing (1029), was quickly putting the win-but that little bit of down time was the class 10 winner. Ott had promoter Wes' car with a team ning check into his pocket and hurt them and they settled for stiff competition this time but of drivers, clawed their way thanking the absent drivers for second. took the lead on lap 2 and held up from 6th on lap 1 to finish an effort well done to come Finishing 3rd in class 10 was -------------------------,.---------------------------, Alex Hall (1019) in his beauti-fully pregared Kreger chassis. Hall was the fastest after lap 1 but had some down time on lap 2 dropping them the 6th. By the 4th lap they were up to 3rd chas-ing down Red Team who was just 6 seconds ahead. But at the finish line 3 laps later the mar-gin was only 2:45 out of second. First time YORRA racer Greg Kudrna (1013) started the class in front and was run-ning 3rd place after the first lap. Major down time on lap 3 dropped them to 5th and even more down time on lap 4 cost them but they held on as attri-tion took the rest of the field and finished in 5th. Last official finisher of the night and 5th place finisher in class was Guy Kent (1052). Their team had costly down time on lap 1 but they plugged along after that with some laps that while were off the pace Continued on page 22 There were only two cars in the 1600 discussion, Vince Viola had to Class 11 is a fun class, they always have a good time, here we see Derek Trent was the silver medal winner in the Ultra 4 contest, Derek settle for the second spot this day, seen here head in' home. Bob Messer at full throttle on his way to a second place finish in class. is seen here at a high rate of speed on his way home. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 21

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they were still running. It seems the engine started leaking oil out of a hole in the block and they patched it up with some JB Weld on the first lap. They kept plugging away adding oil just about every lap but brought it home with noises from the engine that words just don't really describe. Their last of-ficial finisher spot earned them $50 from Stockman's Casino as well. So where were those other fast guys in class 10? Patrick Timmons was off pace on lap 1 but was back on track and haul-ing the mail until the oil cooler split nearly frying the engine. It took several hours to get parts to him and he completed just 4 laps. Steve Bradford (1008) was also running up front until lap 3 until he went off course and when he got back on was creamed by a faster truck that didn't see him in the dust. The damage was terminal for Brad-ford for the night. In Group T after an over 2-year winless streak Mike Koe-nig and Troy Robinson (603) captured the class win and 3rd overall to boot in their Total Chaos Goodyear Toyota v6 truck. Mike started the truck deep in the pack and knew dust would be a problem. He drove well thru the dust doing the best he could and came out in 4th after lap 1. He then turned up the wick and laid down the teams personal best fast lap on round 2 then handed the driv-ing over to me with just over 5-minutes in hand. Heading into the darkness my co-driver, an experienced rally navigator, and I had used rally type pace notes we drafted during our pre-run. Knowing the degree of each turn in the darkness and dust was a huge gain as I then laid down 3 laps in the 50 minute range to come out at the other end with 19 minutes in the bag for the class win and just a narrow 40 second margin for the 3rd overall spot. Runner up spot in Group T went to Chris Gray driving the There were only two cars entered in the Class 1600 race and they see-sawed the lead until the last lap-when JJ Schnarr took the checkers. big yellow class 8 Chevy no. 8003. Chris was just 0:03 out of the lead in a close battle after the first lap and moved into the lead after lap 2. However a flat on lap 3 dropped them a bit allowing Koenig to get by and were down to 3rd place. With 2-laps to go they were back on track with a fresh driver and moved up to 2nd where they stayed at the checkers. Driving the small blue Ford with a big v8 -was Richard Cret-singer (852) who was in the running after the first 3-laps but dropped some time on lap 5 but eventually hung in there for 3rd in class. The other fast guys in Group T with not so good of luck was Gary Hull (888) who was ham-mering on the first lap and was in the lead and dropped to 2nd when they stopped for fuel and co-driver change on lap 2. Later in the lap they would get a flat tire and go_ 2 more laps with-out incident. Then during the white flag lap while running 3rd trying to catch the leaders the left rear lug nuts came loose and the tire went departed the car. The damage to the wheel studs was too great to fix and they were out of the race. Ben Phillips (6043) also had a heck of a night. He started first in class and _quickly found the engine wasn't running right then broke a brake caliper. A lengthy pit stop to repair the caliper and find a loose posi-tive cable end and they were off again only to have an electrical gremlin come back. It seems they cross-threaded the posi-tive cable on the power switch and then the short welded the cable to the post consequently damaging the battery. After a long wait in the desert for a bat-tery and parts they eventually continued but fell 1 lap short of the finish. In class 8 Bill Jarvis ,(8028) beat out Jon Cramer (8122) for the class win. Despite some down time on the first lap Jarvis completed all 6-laps and got faster as the night went on even without competition. In the 1600 class just two cars entered but all night long JJ Schnarr (2021) and Vince Viola ( 1685) exchanged the lead on each lap until the very last lap when Viola DNF'd handing the win to Schnarr. Schnarr fin-ished most of the race with the front beam dragging the "W" as the front torsion bars went away early. Winning the Ultra 4 class and taking his 4th out of 5th race win as well was Brad Fa-lin (457). In a heated battle where the top two in the class went back and forth several times it came down to the final Gary Herrod took the Class 11 win with ease, he had almost an hour on his competition when he took the checkered flag. lap when both Falin and 2nd first laps. He gathered it up in place finisher each had flats. the end and finished 2nd place. Falin was able to change the flat At one point as they were cruis-quicker and pulled off the vie-ing along they pulled over for a tory by just 36 seconds despite car and later found out it was losing a front axle on lap 2 com-a pass for position but got the piecing the rest of the race in 3 place back a few miles later. wheel drive. 2nd place finisher Richard Palasik ( 1107, the was Derek Trent (422) who took white one) had some misfor-the lead from Falin on lap two tune during pre-running. The and held on by mere seconds all ball joint broke on the car and the way to the white flag where while this is normally not a big the above flat tire pit stop field deal for the 11 's it wasn't with-challenge was on. Rounding out drama. During the repairs a out the finishers in the class pry bar slipped smashing Rich-was Kevin Yoder (434) who was ards hand sending him to the within sight all night long but hospital for stitches, antibiotics overall just didn't get the job and a thumb splint but not be-done and settled for 3rd. fore they fixed the car to drive The class 11 victory went to it out of the desert. During a Gary Herrod (1112, the green test run they determine that he one). Herrod and co-driver can't drive without opposable got stuck in the silt once and thumbs so a relief driver was learned that they can lift the put in. The race starts and they front and rear ends out of the take a quart of oil a lap (normal silt onto a more firm part of the for an air cooled isn't it) and track. Herrod even managed to later make a pass on the above stay in front of a "certain racing Messer, only to pull over a few truck" during the rough section miles later to add oil and they for quite a ways due to the thick get passed back-they didn't dust until the truck was able to realize it was for position and get the top speed up ang make they were on the same lap. Oh1 a clean desert pass (I'm not yeah, one other note on their mentioning any numbers here way to third place, the steer-□). At the finish Herrod had ing wheel came off just before a 52 minute victory over 2nd check point one at top speed place. (45mph), doesn't that only hap-Bob Messer (1177, the silver pen in cartoons? one) was running 3rd place The UTV class had Jon most of the day with some long Crowley (1965) tack the flag to Richard Cretsinger lets no grass grow under his truck, he's seen here Dave Morton was the bronze medal winner in the Class 1 contest Alex Hall ran as fast as he could but this race he had to settle for a literally flying towards the elusive checkered flag. at Fallon, Dave is seen here with all the power on. third place finish in the Class to competition. Jason Sacks collected the bronze medal for his efforts in the Richard Palasik gave it all he had but he had to settle for a third place Kevin Yoder was the third place finisher in the Ultra 4 conflict, Kevin Sportsman battle, Jason is seen here on his way to the flag. finish in Class 11 this race, his Bug seen here at speed. is seen here on his way to the elusive checkered flag. Page 22 October 2010 Dusty Times

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Brad Falin was the big winner in the Ultra 4 contest, but it was close, Brad had a mere 36 seconds in hand at the checkers. flag win in commanding fash-ion. He beat out 2nd place by over 36 minutes. Rocker Head (1999) finished in 2nd place that went back and forth with Dennis Jean (1959) for 3rd. In the final lap Head made up 5 minutes on Jean to take the runner up spot. Jean suffered from flat tires having several throughout the night. In the sportsman class Terry Shelton and Alan Biggs (81) once again were the winners in class. This is their 2nd vic-tory in a row and 3rd on the season. The team was running down in 3rd after the first lap then up to 2nd and eventually . into the lead on lap 3 where they never looked back. At the checkers their margin of victory was 8:05. Tim Stockwell (51) piloted his Total Chaos Toyota to 2nd Dusty Times place in class. He was in the lead after lap one but dropped several minutes falling to 3rd after lap 2. He regained and moved into 2nd place on lap 3 and gave chase to Shelton but couldn't m_atch Shelton's lap times. Third in class and the final finisher was Jason Sack (15). Sacks came from 4th on lap 1 to the lead on lap two then fell over 20 minutes on lap 3 and wasn't able to make that time up finishing in 3rd just 23 sec-onds out of 2nd place. -So overall this was a great race with great battles in all classes where most of the po-dium spots were settled by mere seconds. I can't wait until the next Fallon night race in 2011 but until then it's on to Haw-thorne for the final desert race of the season. '"Pre,;;,;; a;;;,,;; s;,;-c;;;;, -;m;-- - - - - - , I Ji e Pall/fr ln111ad Of FROM ,,,, l'ullllc" Address I I We're Fighting For Your Access Rights! City I I Join the IJluel'libbon eoalition ---------1 4555 Burley Dr. Suite A• Pocatello, ID • 83202 Sate __ Zi Code ____ _ I 1ndiviaual Me bers ip: :J $20 ear O ---250 lttetime /A.,,--~ I I U Organizatio Business Membe hip 5100/year I PAYMENT TYPE: '.J Check :J redil Card (belo ) I \JI A • Iii starCard A er o Express Disco •er '-iliiiillaliiil,lli,'-'iilliiilllllaiiilliillWiiiililllllilli~ I I Credit Card f; E p. _ , I I L---~~~~~~!~~~~=---J -.....::_ October 2010 Pefformance Racina lndu•trg I U \ lJ f ., II ll U Page 23

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TERRIBLE's PRIMM !00 Jessee Jones Takes overall By Judy Smith ,,,,, / .. ,,..,,,, ~ f J • -'; • I , • Photos: Trackside Photo It was a great Trophy Truck win for Jesse Jones at the Primm meeting, Jesse is seen here in his Ford F-150 on the way home. Primm, NV: Jesse Jones put together four evenly paced laps in his Geiser Brothers Ford, and went home with the overall win at SCORE's Primm 300. This year's Primm was divided into two parts, as has been done for many years now. The smaller, slower cars start at first light and run their four laps, or fewer, and then the Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars start at one p.m. and do their four laps. In this way SCORE avoids the potentially serious collisions be-tween slower/ smaller cars and fast-er/heavier vehicles that used to occur in this event. It also gives each group a less crowded course to play on, and is generally preferred by everyone. This year the weather cooperated, with mild temps (for Primm) ranging into the high 80's, and no thunderstorms or blustery winds. Some stiffer breezes would have helped the racers, but as usual at Primm, it's either too windy or not windy enough. the straight and then the right turn rumors said that they'd each been all along the fence that runs on "penalized" by having a half-hour the perimeter of the Buffalo Bill's added to their total race time, and north parking lot. Aside from the thus, they'd withdrawn. fact that their small set of bleachers It turned out that the penalty . was gone, disappointing some long and withdrawal stories were false. time spectators, it turned out to be They'd been found testing in the a pretty good spot to watch from. desert, north of Primm in an area There were nearby concessions and long used for that purpose. But porta-potties, and as racers finished, the BLM had not "penalized" them the fans could easily stroll into the by adding a half-hour to their time, finish interview area for a close up nor had the Baldwins withdrawn look at cars and drivers. from the race. In the meantime, In the distant past it had been racers who'd come up from Cali-possible to pre-run this event, but fornia with plans to test in the for some years there's been no such same area (specifically -to get their freedom. The promoters were al-jetting correct for the altitude) lowed to have a one-lap "reconnais- changed their schedule around so sance" the day before the race for they could head south to Barstow some years, but even that right has on Friday, and do their last-minute been taken away, and the event is testing there. This cost them many now a "no pre-run" event. Except additional hours of driving, but for newcomers, it's not a big deal, was considered wise· under the because most long time racers have circumstances. The BLM did, ap-run the course many times. And, parently, ticket B. J. and his dad for the locals, it's been an open area for driving their off road vehicles whenever there is no race imminent, in an area that has apparently so they are accustomed to using the been recently declared off limits to trails freely for testing. . vehicles because they make dust. On Thursday evening rumors No signs had been posted, and no floated around about both B. J. one had been notified of any such Baldwin and his dad, Bobby, be- change. Sal Fish, CEO of SCORE, ing penalized by the BLM because was unaware of any such change. they'd been testing in the desert (in Rob MacCachren was embroiled an area that would be either part in a situation similar to that of the of or very close to the race course) Baldwins. On the Wednesday ... Armin Schwarz took the Class 1 gold medal at Primm, he's seen here in his BMW powered Jimco with the power full on. to the dry lake bed area near Jean, Nevada for a final test session after it had been dyno-tuned. The BLM took issue with his presence there, although it is an area often used for this purpose, and there were other vehicles on the dry lake at the time. The BLM disqualified MacCachren from the up-coming race. MacCa-chren's sponsor, Robbie Pierce, of Mastercraft, tried to get an under-standing of the issues involved, but said he couldn't get a clear answer to his question about when the rules regarding pre-race use of the area had been changed. Nothing could be done. MacCachren was out of the race. The big question of the weekend was "Why were the Baldwins ticketed and allowed to race, while MacCachren was specifically told he was disqualified from racing?" The course was an elongated figure-eight, roughly paralleling the 15 freeway to the east. It started and finished just off the end of the Buffalo Bill's parking lot. As usual, there was a lot of silt and there were a lot of rocks. There were a total of five controlled speed zones, each re-quiring the drivers to throttle down to 30 miles per hour. The long one through the main pits was clearly hard to maintain. One could em-pathize with the driver and imagine the throttle foot twitching. All told, the course was 68.6 miles long. Race day dawned clear, crisp and with a slight breeze. The first group, which started a few minutes after six a.m., included all classes except Tro-phy Truck and Class 1. That put 69 vehicles onto the track, or about one per mile. Some were required to run four laps, but some did only two or three, depending on their perceived average speed. Every class had ~ seven hour time limit. The rem-nants of the short course track are still right there on that corner of the Primm property, but an agreement has been made to preserve its good condition. Therefore, there was no "short course" action this year as the cars headed out into the desert. That was actually an improvement, because the short course area tends to be very dusty and silty, and "visibil-ity can be horrific as the cars head into the rising sun. They had some serious near misses last year as the racers floundered, blind, through sun and dust. This year it was pretty much a straight shot, and the course _had been properly watered, so the start wasn't traumatic. In Class 1-2/1600, which had 11 starters, and had to do four laps, thel first lap leader was Kyle Conlon, in his Jimco. Justin Smith, Fraley, usu-ally near the front of the pack, had some kind of first-lap misadventure that cost him an hour. Conlon led The Primm event was just a month after the tragedy at Soggy Ory Lake, which was still very much in everyone's thoughts. In swift response to the incident, SCORE had announced that speed limits in spectator areas would be reduced to 30 miles per hour, and then had gone one step further, and created only one spectator area. It turned out to be the start/finish line and as they, and all Las Vegas racers before the race he took his Mas- Kevin Smith took the Classt/2-1600 win at Primm, Kevin had less than two minutes had routinely done for Y-;:ea'.::r~s.:.. . ....!Th.!.!::e:..__:t;::e;!,r::,cr~a!!f.::.t..:s:_ip::_:o::.,:n:..::s::.,:o::.,:r~e;.::d!....!T:.!r.:;!h!.ly~T.!.r.'.::u.::c,:::k:.._..:in=h=a=n=d=w:=h,e_n_th;.;e;;;c;;;;h;;e;.;c.;;k;;;e;;;re;;;d;;;;;;;f/a;;;;g~f/;;e;;;w;.;. ;;;.;;;.;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;,;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;::;;;:;:;;;:;;:::;;;:;;.;;:;;;:;:;;;;;;;; Robbie Pierce and Mike Julson raced their Chevy Silverado to a silver medal finish in the Trophy Truck bash, less than 4 minutes Ronny Wilson and John Herder flew their Jimco-Chevy to a second Brian Wilson and Sammy Ehrenberg were just a minute and change out of the win. place finish in the Class 1 battle, seen here just a takeoff. away from the Class 1 win, seen here in their Kreger Buggy. Page 24 October 2010 Dusty Times

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., Don and Ken Moss took Class 3 honors in their Ford Bronco the umpteenth time at Primm, they're seen here on their way to the checkered flag. through the second lap, and Smith, and Munyon had only a one minute now moving, recorded the fast lap penalty, and their time was 5:57:00. for the class at 1:24:25, but then he Fourth went to Hiram Duran in never got another lap completed. a Neth. He drove all the way, and Conlon lost 40 minutes on said he'd had three flats, electrical the third lap when he had a flat, problems on the third lap, and that changed it, and then broke his front a front shock had lost all its oil. His end trying to catch up. Meanwhile, time was 6:05:31, and he had no Kevin Smith, in a Mirage, drove penalties. four steady laps and took the win. Luke McMillin, who drove all He had no problems at all, stopping the way in his AlumiCraft, finished only for fuel on lap 2 and a new fifth. He "tipped" his car into a rut air cleaner on lap 3. He earned on the first lap, at Mile 19, and lost four minutes of speeding penalties, about 20 minutes before he got back which obviously didn't hurt him. on his wheels. He had no other This was the fifth_ win in a row problems, and with no penalties, since last December. His time was had a time of 6: 11:20. 6:49:29. In sixth it was Arturo and Abel Second place went to Brian Velazco, in a VBR chassis. Abel Wilson and Sammy Eprenberg, in a started and had a flat at Mile 7 on Kreger. They also had a trouble free the first lap. "Everybody went by." race, though they did change one he said. After that they were trying tire that had a broken rim. Their to "catch up", and that was their driver change is a bit complicated, only issue. Their time was 6: 18:66 because Ehrenberg is a lot thinner and they had no speeding penalties. and shorter than Wilson, and they Jay Reichert, in a Jimco, didn't have to move the seat forward for stop in the interview area. He fin-him, and put in a cushion. Their ished seventh in the time of 6:22:55, time was 5:51:01, with no penalties. which included a minute and a half In third it was Brad Wilson, who of penalties. started, and Justin Munyon, who Conlon, who'd done so well on finished. Wilson had been stuck the first two laps, ran another good for a few minutes at the bottom of time on the fourth lap, but it got Beer Bottle Pass on the first lap, him only up to eighth place. He but essentially they had no prob- had no penalties, and his time was !ems, and Munyon enjoyed a "good 6:28:03. battle" with the Duran car. Wilson In ninth it was Steven and An-Kevin Carr and Mario Hernandez took an easy win in the Class 5 contest, they're seen here headin' for the checkers. thony Lisa in a Foddrill. Their time and said he'd had "no problems, no was 6:33:00, with no penalties, and flats, no hassles - good race." Barra-they were the final finishers in the gan did lap three, and they finished class. in 4:42:46, with just one minute of Class 2, which had only a one-a.r penalty. entry; the PredatorX18-Chevy of Class 5-1600 fielded two starters, William and Maxwell Eriksen from and they had to finish three laps Kentucky and Caleb Derby from also. Brothers Enrique and Gustavo Arizona, had no finisher. The team Avina took the win. Gustavo, who completed one long lap, and was drove said they had "nada problema, seen no more. toda bien." His brother, Enrique, Class 3 had two entries, but Kirk did the navigating. Their time was Kovel didn't get to the start line. 4:49:20 and they had no penalties. He'd been working for months They were the only finisher in the changing his Bronco over to an: class. automatic transmission. It was sup-Class 6, which is Unlimited posed to be ready for this race but Production Mini Trucks, had just at the last minute something was four entries. At the end of the first wrong with the new transmission. lap it was close, with Dave Caspino So, since he'd already made all the in the lead in his Ford, by just four hotel reservations, he brought his seconds. Steve Kovach ran second crew down to watch the race and is in another Ford. But then Kovach now gearing up for the 1000. had a two-hour problem on the But the Moss brothers got there second lap. and got the required two laps com-At the finish it was Caspino, pieced, to earn some points. It who'd recorded the class fast time wasn't easy however. They had an on that lap, at 1:22:49. He said exhaust pipe pull loose, creating a he'd had two flats, one at Mile five lot of uncomfortable noise, then on the first lap, and one later in bent a drive shaft which meant they the same lap, which he said was "all had to slow down a bit, and then a dust." His time was 4:25:07, which tie rod end came loose so that the included two-and-a-half minutes of left front tire and wheel wanted to speed penalties. turn left. The truck stoppe_d side-Second went to the team of ways on the course, and had to be Heidi Steele and Renee Brugger in persuaded to move off to the side. another Ford. Steele started and A bungee got them to a pit, and Brugger got in on Lap 2. They had repairs were made quickly, so they no flats, but Brugger said the course had no trouble completing their was "pretty rough", and "Caspino required two laps within the time has a bad-ass car and it's kinda limit. Their time was 3:53:52 with hard to catch him." Their time was no penalties. 4:29:17, with six minutes of penal-Class 4 was another one-car class, ties. They were the last in the class with only the Chevy powered Racer to finish. chassis ofJohn and Morgan Langley Class 7 had four starters and competing. The father, John, drove they were required to run three laps. the first two laps, and Morgan, the Aaron Gomez and Scott Stephens, son, drove the last one. Neither Ford, fell out on the first lap and had any problems and they added became spectators. Brandon Walsh, a win to their record, even though on the other hand, spent a little they had the most penalty minutes over four hours getting the first lap for the entire race, at 118.5. It was a completed in his Toyota, then did good thing they had no competitor. a two-hour second lap, and ran out Their time was 6:36:43. of time to try for a third. The other In Class 5, which had to do only two trucks, both Fords, managed to three laps, Kevin Carr and Luis Bar-get all the laps done. Dan Chamlee Dan and Tom Chamlee drove their Ford Ranger to the Class 7 win at Primm, Here ragan teamed to get a win on their found he had no brakes right off ;:on=th=e=ir=w=a=y=to=th=e=s=o=m=et=im=es=el=u=s=iv=e=c=h=e=ck=e=~=ed=fl=ag=·=====,---.=====---r:.:e::c.:::o.:.:rd::.:·~C::::a:::rr;.:__:d::.:i.:::d..:l:::a.t:::..s ..::O:.:.n:::e..:a::.:n:,::d::..::_tw::,.:::O~..;:th:.:.::;.e.::s.::::ta:.:.r.::.?t,...;but he "ran a comfortable pace", and said "everything worked well except the brakes." He took the win in the time of 4:27: 16, which included a half minute of penalty. In second place it was Elias Hanna who usually runs in Class 7SX, but said the tech inspection discovered something that wasn't right, so since he'd come all the way up from Ensenada, he and his co-driver, Jose Castro, decided to run the Ford in Class 7. They did three evenly paced laps, had no penalties and went home with second place. Hanna, who was racing at Primm for the first time, said the "track was awesome for me, one of my favor-ites!" His time was 6: 19: 12. In Class 7SX there was only one starter after Hanna was switched over to Class 7. The father and son team of Norm and Trevor Turley, in a Ford, drove their three laps with no speeding penalties, and finished in 6:00:12. Class 7-2, described by an en-trant as "the Eco Tech truck class", had two starters, but Ron Stobaugh got only one lap completed. That left Reid Rutherford and Louis Chamberlain out there by them-selves in their Chevy. Rutherford did laps one and two and Chamber-lain did the last lap. Brian Dague navigated all three laps. They had one flat on the second lap, and said that otherwise it was a "flawless run." Their time was 5:08:36, with 5.5 penalty minutes. There were three Class 8 trucks at this event, and all three managed to get the required three laps com-pleted. Juan C. Lopez, Ford, who came up from Tecate, took the win recording the fast lap for the class on the third lap, at 1:17:31. That was the second fastest lap of this whole group of racers, so Lopez was really steaming around the track. He said he had one flat each on laps one and two: "same tire, differ-ent rock." His three-lap time was 4: 14:25 and he had no speeding penalties. In second place it was Noah Ostanik in another Ford. Ostanik had actually been in the lead at the end of the second lap, by just a min-ute and ten seconds. But he had two flats on the last lap within five miles of each other. Lopez passed him while he changed the flat. Os-tanik' s time was 4:53:33, including five penalty minutes. Third went to Clyde Stacey and Justin Mamey (who come out from Virginia and Tennessee) in a Chevy. They had no flats. Mamey started and Stacey did laps two and three. They said their alternator went away and their batteries went dead. They had a spare alternator, but worried that they'd be unable to get to the finish. Their time was 5:25:07. This team has so much fun racing off road that they've now got a Tro-phy Truck coming for next year and Continued on page 26 .. Sergio Salgado piloted his Jimco-Honda to a second place finish in Justin Davis and Dan Folts drove their SCORE-Lite Seagrove to a Gary and Mark Weyhrich drove their Ford F-150 to a bronze medal the Class 10 competition, he's seen here just at touchdown. second place finish in class, seen here at high speed. . finish in Trophy Truck at Primm, here at very high speed. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 25 -1 . j

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I _ Josh Daniel and Allen Hickerson drove their Racer-Chev to a third Brad Wilson and Justin Munyon took third place honors in the Class Ronny Wilson and LJ Kennedy raced their Jimco to a third place finish place finish in the Class 1 battle at Primm, here set to corner hard. ½-1600 race at Primm, they're seen here in their Kreger racin' hard. in the SCORE-LITE fracas, seen here just at touchdown. a Stock Mini, and they plan to keep racing the Class 8. In fact, they plan to run three classes at the Baja 1000. In the Protruck class only Troy Vest and Alan Levinson, in a Chevy, were there. They drove three steadi-- -. tlJC MOTORSPORlS ly paced laps. Vest did laps one and two and Levinson did lap three. They had "no problems, no flats - it was fun". 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In second place it was Clyde Sta-cey (yes, the same Clyde Stacey who drove in the Class 8) and Jorge de La Torre. Stacey did the first lap and de La Torre did the second. Charlie Holbrook navigated all the way. Their car has a homebuilt chassis, and they had no problems. Their time was 4:06:17, with 2.5 penalty minutes. Class 10 had four entries, and Mikey Lawrence was out of the race on the first lap with what was initially reported as a "broken right front shock". Some time later he requested jumper cables, and by then he must have known his day was over. Alex Crossthwaite and Jose Gonzalez, in a Jimco Honda went into the lead on the first lap, which gave them a nice cushion. Crossthwaite started and Gonzalez finished, and they had no problems except that the car stalled three times on the last lap. Their time was 6:03:33 for the four laps, with 4 penalty minutes. In second place it was Sergio Salgado and Gustavo Pinuelas in a Jimco Honda. Salgado started and he had two flats, while Pinuelas had one flat during his stint. They had ...J no other problems, and finished in the time of 6:21:47, with two penalty minutes. Third went to Jesus Gonzalez in an EnsenadaFab VW. He finished while the second race was lining up, and somehow we missed him. His time was 6:54:48, and he had no penalties. He was the final finisher in the class. The SCORE Lites ran in the morning group also, with 16 entries. They were required to do four laps. . Steve Eugenio had the first lap lead in his-Prill, but Perry McNeil, in a Lothringer, wasn't far back. Ronny · Wilson, Jimco, ran a close third. On the second lap Eugenio lost about eight minutes with some problem, but kept pushing hard. McNeil was running a steady pace, and so was Wilson, and the Justin : Davis/Daniel Folts team, in a Sea-grove. Wade Kelsay and Mike Ur-bano were out on the first lap, and David Callaway and Scott Mapes fell out on the second lap. So did Rafael Navarro and Vic Bruckmann, in a Jimco, who lost their transmission. .Eugenio ran another fast lap on lap three to put himself back into the running for the lead. It was any-one's guess who'd end up in front. McNeil was steady in front. Davis finished one lap then left for the MORE race down in the Barstow area, while Folts finished the race. Ronny Wilson gave his car to L.J. Kennedy, losing a few minutes in the driver change, but he was hard on the throttle pedal, and Cody Freeman, who'd taken over for his dad, Ken, who'd had a flat, was now charging across the desert in Dusty Times

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his Fraley. But as the saying goes, "Old age and treachery will win out over youth and enthusiasm ... " The 60 year-old McNeil had one flat, but it was as he came into the main pits and he lost little time. He said he'd had a "good race", and took the win with about a six minute cushion. He had just one penalty minute and his time was 5:24:22. Davis and Folts were second. Folts had put on an alternator belt on the third lap, but had run incred-ibly evenly paced times to hang onto second. Their time was 5:30:20. They had six minutes of penalties for speeding, but even if they were subtracted, McNeil had them beat by 58 seconds (with his penalty subtracted also.) Folts had one odd problem he'll never repeat. He'd decided to take a spare tie rod along with him on this rough course, so he mounted it somehow under the hood. On the last lap it came partly loose, fell down and got hung up in his gas pedal. He said he won't do that again. Wilson and Kennedy were third. Kennedy had a flat on lap three and lost five minutes or so, and then trying to catch up he recorded the fast lap for the class at 1: 17: 16 on the fourth lap. They had only one penalty minute and their time was 5:36:48. The Freeman team was fourth, not quite two minutes later. Kenny had flattened a tire and when he got out to fix it his jack was gone. ·He limped to the check point at Beer Bottle Pass and the folks there had a jack he was able to use. Cody had no problems, but said his "Dad got behind a bunch of slow guys and I had to pass 'em." Their time was 6:38:43, with 2.5 penalty minutes. In fifth it was Danny Savant and Mike Voyles in a Chassis by Jake. This was Savant's first race on this course, but Voyles is an old hand. They had no problems, earned no penalties, and had a time of 5:43:25. Sixth place was earned by John Padgett, who drove the entire dis-tance in his Kreger. He said he had a "few mechanical issues - coil problems", but aside from that it had been a good day. His time was 5:56: 10 with no penalties. In seventh it was the team of Brent Parkhouse, who did laps one and two in his Moulton, and Brian Burgess, who did the last two laps. D.j. Jeffrey did the navigating on the last two laps. They said they'd had one flat, and complained about be-ing "old guys", apparently forgetting about people like McNeil and Lee Banning, Sr. who also ran in this class. Parkhouse and Burgess had a time of 6:04: 13, with 26.5 minutes of penalties. They'd have been in fourth place without the penalties. Eighth went to Lee Banning Sr., and Jr. in their Foddrill. They said Junior started and had no problems Norm and Trevor Turley took an easy win in the 7SX battle, they are seen here piloting their Ford Ranger to the class win. on his two laps, but Senior had a 6:23:02, with no penalties, to go flat and got stuck somehow while home with a win. changing it. It cost him about a half The Sportsman Truck Class had hour. Their time was 6:22:02 with six starters, but only three man-two penalty minutes. aged to get their required two laps In ninth it was Sammy Araiza completed. In first place it was Ken and Ernesto Cervantes, in a Curry. Frazier and Larry Crider in a four-They travel up from LaPaz to race. wheel-drive Chevy. Frazier did all Their time was 6:28:52, and they the .driving and Crider navigated. had nine penalty minutes. V They; said they "never stopped". Tenth place went i:o Zak Langley They lost high gear, but apparently and Bernie Carr in a SmithFab. it mattered very little. This was the They'd had a problem on lap three only 4X4 truck in the class. Their that cost them about a half hour. time was 3:08:07 and they had no Their time was 6:32:22, with 2.5 penalty minutes. penalty minutes. In second place-it was Bran-In eleventh in this class it was don and Brent LeMaster in a Ford Mark Talia and Josh Meister in Ranger with a Chevy motor. They a Porter. Their bad luck came said they'd broken the driveline on the second lap and cost them loop, which caused a vibration and about 40 minutes. Their total time noise, so they'd stgpped to cut it was 6:36: 15 with three minutes of off, which cost about five minutes. penalty. Their time was 3:09:06 and they had Last to finish, in 12th place, no penalties. were Todd Stemmerman and Ryan Third went to Nick Tonelli, who Schank, with a time of 6:46:45, drove the first lap and Benjamin including 8.5 minutes of penal-Wright, who navigated for him, ties. Eugenio never got the last lap then drove the second lap, with completed, reportedly pushing so Eric Hampton navigating for him. hard to make up for lost time that So they had two stops for changing he broke a front trailing arm on the seats. They said there was a lot of fourth lap. dust on the first lap. Their time was Class 17 had just one entrant, 3: 10:20 with one penalty .minute. and that was Mike Shaffer, Sean The three finishers came across the Twitch ell, and Daniel Alberli who finish line within two minutes and all did a little bit of driving in their 13 seconds of one another. They Jeep Cherokee, on their required must have been having fun out two laps. They said that "nothing there. None of the others made it. went wrong at all - this was a sort The Sportsman Buggy class was of shake down run for Baja." Their a two-car competition for a little time was 4:25:39, with no penalties. while. But only Peter Lang got the In the Stock Full class, which first lap done, and he had a hard had to run only two laps, Joe Baca!, time doing it. His Buick powered in his Lexus, took the win, finishing Homebuilt car got about nine miles in 3:52: 16, with no penalty minutes. into the lap and broke a shock, so He said "It's been a good year - this he "went back for repairs", and then would be a first championship for restarted. So when he'd finally done Lexus." an entire lap, it had taken three Wes Bevly, who came up from hours and 40 minutes. But, since Texas with his Ford, had a four- the other entry didn't get the crucial hour-long first lap, but backed it up first lap done, it was a moot point. with a pretty good second lap, to get Lang's co-driver, Peter Irving, did an official second place. His time the second lap, and he had a flat at was 6: 15:58, and he had no penalty Mile 20. They took the win with the minutes. time of 5:40:29, and 1.5 minutes of In the stock-mini class Justin penalties. .. ..,.A •' I ·"' --/" .,,. ... ♦ Juan Lopez had almost 40 minutes on his competition in the Class 8 fracas, he's seen here in his big Ford F-150. Eduardo Laguna piloted his TRFab buggy to the Class 9 win at the Primm race, Eduardo had 14 minutes on his competition at the checkers. from the first race were still taking the checkered flag. The Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars had the track all to themselves, and they got to start a minute apart, rather than 30 seconds as the first group had done. So, not only were they started further apart, but there were only 49 of them on the track, give or take a few straggling 1600 cars. This turned out to be one of the more entertaining events of the year for those who had their radios tuned to either the Weatherman's channel or SCORE Ops. Class 1 cars were still being flagged off when word came that Cameron Steele's truck was on fire at Mile 7 and he wanted a ride back to Main. There ensued 'a discussion about the best way to do this: as in which route to take to avoid his running head-on into oncoming race traffic. Over this discussion there was the voice of the BLM asserting that they were not to tow Steele's vehicle while it was still hot, because he didn't want any brush to catch fire. Paul Fish, Race Director, spent many long minutes in his helicopter, directing one of the course workers to a point where Continued on page 28 Marney and Joshua Drake, in a ford The second installment of the Perry McNeil drove his Lothringer to the SCORE-Lite Class win at Primm, he's Ranger, ticked off their tw;:o:::...,:l:,aPt:::S~in;.:,,_.....::,ev::.,:e:..:,n.:.:t..:s:::ta::;r~t.:::ed::..,::a~t..:l~p.:.:.m.:.:.:... ,:::a::,_s .::,Str:::,:::agg~l,::er:;:s:_=se=e=n=h=e=r,=e;;;;h,e•ad=i=n=' "=o=r=th=e=ch=e=c=k=e=rs=. ================, Dave Crinklaw and Mike Thurlow drove their Chevy Si/verado to a Justin Smith drove his Penhall-Chevy to a fourth place finish in Class first off the podium finish in Trophy Truck, seen here makin' tracks. 1 at Primm, seen here racin' to the checkers. The Duran clan, Hyrum, Eric and Evan ran their Amplified car to a fourth place finish in Class ½-1600, seen here at speed on the course. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 27

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Joe Baca/ had a fairly easy day, he drove his Lexus LX570 to the Stock Full win, he's seen here at speed on the course. Justin Matney came all the way from Tennessee to drive his Ford Ranger to the Stock Mini win, he's seen here headin' for home. minutes on that first lap, and Jones had the fast lap for the class with his 1:08:11. His second lap time was slower, but he had a flat and lost a drive line. At the finish he said he "just kinda cruised around - it was a great day." He finished with a time of 4:46:39, which included three penalty minutes. In second place it was the team of Robbie Pierce and Mike Julson in their Chevy. Robbie did the first two laps. He was still mending from a short course accident that broke both collarbones, but at the finish area seemed to be in no pain. He reported no flats, and Julson also had no flats. Julson's navigator had kept trying to slow him down, wor-Troy Vest drove his Chevy Silverado to the Pro Truck Class win, Troy is seen here ried about speeding penalties. They just at one of many liftoffs during the race. had 1.5 minutes of penalties once he could then lead Steele, and also on the busy radio waves. All James they were added up, and their time Shawn Croll, (who'd been first on needed was trans fluid. Could was 4:50:08. the road in his first race in a Trophy someone be persuaded to bring him Third place went to Gary Truck, and apparently, also first to some? Well, SCORE Ops worked Weyhrich, in a Ford. He drove break down), to a road that would to get that arranged, as he and Fish all the way, and reported that his lead them back to the pit area with- also explained to an eager-to-help shocks went away on the third lap. out sending them into forbidden course worker, that SCORE rules He said, "Nasty -that last lap! The areas of the public lands. do not permit SCORE personnel course is really torn up!" His time Wordalsocameovertheairwaves or SCORE course workers to take was 4:59:17 and he had no penalty that there was a tire in the middle of parts or fluids to a broken car. If minutes. the course and the Trophy Trucks they do receive such help from a In fourth it was Dave Crinklaw, were hitting it. What, if anything, course worker they are automati-driving in this class for the first time was done about that is unknown. cally declared out of the race. James in a Chevy. He's a graduate of Class Meanwhile, Jesse Jones poured didn't want to be out of the race, so 8. This was also his first time on this on the steam, and led the first lap, the helpful course worker who ap- course. H~ reported that the truck with the fast lap for the class for parently had some trans fluid, was was flawless all day and he didn't the day, at 1:08: 11. That was pretty not to take it to him. He had to wait even have any flat tires. He said, impressive, because he'd started in for a racer to bring some. Finally - 'It's so much different - it took me the middle of the pack, right behind after an interminably long time, a a while to figure what we could get Robby Gordon, and ·his time was racer brought two cans, and tossed away with -and you can get away faster even than Gordon's, but only them out of his vehicle, onto the with a lot." They had planned a by seconds. ground. And Andy McMillin, com- driver change to let Mike Thurlow That wasn't an issue after the ing along right behind and all un- drive half the race, but their times second lap, because Gordon lost his knowing, immediately ran over one were so close they decided not to shifter and completed no more laps. of the cans. And so the search for make the stop. Their time was Also out early were Rusty Stevens, a friendly trans fluid deliverer went 5:01:51, including 11 minutes of Marc Ewing and Craig Potts, as well on. By the time James was moving penalties. as the aforementioned Croll and again his first lap was five and a half In fifth it was Kory ~cheeler in Steele. And Jesse James might as hours long. He did eventually get , his Ford. He drove all the way, and well have been. He took delivery lap two done in a respectable time, said he'd had a "sick motor" the last of a brand new Chevy Silverado but by then was out of time to finish two laps. It was running on seven which had "never set a wheel in the another lap. cylinders. Scheeler said he'd got dirt", according to Rick Geiser. On In the meantime, Jesse Jones was "stuck in traffi~' because it was hard Friday they took it to Barstow to moving steadily along the trail in to pass since there was no wind at fine tune it, but on the first lap of his Ford. Jones, Gordon and Greg all. His time was 5:02: 12, with 2.5 sixth, reported a "long, long drive-shaft change" at the end of the first lap. When it was done he was "back in traffic". But he had no other stops, no flats, and said it was a fun race but "tough to pass." Sohren's time was 5:07:51 with three penalty minutes. Will Staats finished seventh. He drove his Ford the whole distance. At the end of the firs~ lap he left the pits with a sick sounding motor, not sure what was wrong, barely moving. On the radio SCORE Ops warned the course workers to be prepared to go out and pull him off the coutse and out of the way of moving trucks, because he was sure that Staats would never finish the lap. Most ob-servers agreed with him. But Staats found Kevin Kroyer in a pit some-where along the way, and Kroyer fixed it. Staats thought the crank sensor had gone out, but wasn't entirely sure what it had been. He also had one flat. He said the truck had endoed at the Vegas to Reno race only a few weeks previously, and been "mashed", and he felt lucky that it had been repaired on time to race Primm. His time was 5:08:44 and he had no penalties. Andy McMillin was eighth in his Ford. He'd had a double flat on the last lap, losing both right side tires at once. Plus, he said, he'd had two others and had lost an alternator belt and had to use the spare, and then he had a vibration. He'd also had to put on a new power steering belt. His time was 5: 12:40 with a half-minute of penalty. _In ninth it was Scott Whipple and Scott Gailey in their Chevy. They'd had one flat and had some-how got barbed wire wound around their right rear hub. That broke a brake line and then the tire blew. That cost them ten or 15 minutes all told. Their time was 5: 13:00 with 2.5 minutes of penalties. Tenth place went to Adam Householder who said he'd had a good day in his Chevy. He threw two alternator belts and had to re-place an alternator. He said it "was a fast course." His time was 5;22: 18 with seven minutes of penalties. Nick and Larry Vanderwey shared the driving evenly in their Chevy and finished 11th. They had three flats all told, but said it was because they were "having so much fun you don't want to put on the brakes. We were the idiots out there havin' too much fun." Their time was 5:37:34 with a half-minute of penalty. Darnen Jefferies finished 12th in his Chevy. He'd spent Friday being sick, but recovered enough to drive all the way on Saturday. He said "I think we finally have a race car." He'd had no major problems, just three flats and he'd torn off a brake line. Two of the flats were at once. His time was 5:41:45 with no penalties. In 13th place it was James Bult in a Dodge. He said he'd had six spares and had gone through five of them, but didn't have any other problems. This was his first Primm race and his time was 6:01:38 with 1.5 minutes of penalties. Ron Whitton was 14th, and drove his Ford the whole distance. He said he blew alternator belts off and had power steering trouble that sent him to the pits for repairs. His " time was 6:29:38. In 15th it was Jesse Ashcraft, in a Ford, who finished at about 7:35 at night. He said he'd had a good first lap, but then lost his brakes, the race it spewed all its transmis-Nunley were the only drivers to penalty minutes. Mike Shaffer was the only entrant in Class 17 but he raced his Jeep Cherokee for sion fluid out and became an item run quicker than an hour,ran:.::d~n~i;;n;e~~~P~e=te~S::;o::,:h:.::re::;n~,"-F:.;o:;::r::::d:.?., ~w~h~o::..:,:fi:.::n:,::is::.:.h~e::::d~-=t=h=e=re=q=u=ir,=e,d,ta=p=s=a=n=d=to=o=k=h=o=m=e=t=h=e=g=o=ld=m=e=d=al=. ===========, Cody and Brian Parkhouse took a sixth place finish in the Class 1 skirmish, they're seen here just at takeoff. Page 28 Terry Householder and Chris Elmer were the fifth place finishers in the Class 1 battle, seen here racin' to the checkers. October 2010 The silver medal in Class 8 was awarded to Noah Ostanik, he's seen here in his Ford F-150 on his way to the checkered flag. Dusty Times

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l then had an electrical problem with his motor and had been "runnin' with half a motor." He said he'd blown a turn at the base of Beer Bottle Pass and got stuck and lost a lap (on the second lap). He also had power steering problems, in that it was intermittent and "kept ripping [the wheel] out of my hands." His time was 6:34:20 with 5.5 minutes of penalties. Ed Stout was the 16th finisher, in his Ford. He said Jimmy Stephensen did the first lap, Jake Batulis did the second lap and Ed drove the last two. He also said it was "really fun" and they'd had no problems beyond a couple of flats and they'd lost their brakes. Their time was 6:41:55 with seven minutes of penalties. In seventeenth place, last in the class to finish, it was B. J. Baldwin in his Chevy. He said that on the first lap he was "chasing someone in the dust and got a flat", and then, still on the first lap, he'd lost his brakes. But he kept moving, with pretty good lap times, 'ti! lap four when the battery broke out of the truck. And they broke the heat exchanger. He picked up another battery, but it was dead. He went on limping in, and the truck kept dying. A sympathetic fan, listening to the-story, said, "You were haulin' ass in the beginning!" B.J. gave him a quick smile and said, "Uh -ya gotta haul ass the whole time!" His time, as the last official Trophy Truck finisher, was 6:44:20, with no penalties. Only four TT drivers avoided speeding penalties. Reid Rutherford.took the win in the Class 7-2 contest, he's seen here racing his Mason-Chevy to the class win. John and Morgan Langley raced their Racer-Chevy to the Class 4 win at Primm, they're seen here with the power full on. the class, at 1: 11 :04 on lap three. Schwarz did the first two laps, Christensen finished. Their driver change, which included changing two rear tires and fueling the car, took just 47 seconds. At the finish they made sure to point out that their pit crew is made up totally of volunteers, and said Christensen, "They kick ass!" The team had no flats, and they said, "We passed 25 Trophy Trucks - some were nice, some were not so nice." Their time was 4:51:30, with no penalties. mode." On the second lap he came into his main pit on a shredded left rear tire, which gave his crew a bit of a struggle, because it had tom a brake line out. They plugged the line and he ran with just one rear brake the rest of the way. His third lap was clean, but on lap four he had another flat and lost his fourth gear. His time was 5:07:39, and he had no penalties. In fifth it was Terry Householder and Chris Eimer in their Playtech Chevy. Householder did the first two laps, and Eimer finished. They said it was a "flawless" day, with no flats and "just a little fuel issue." Their time was 5:09:51, with eight Class 1 started right behind the Trophy Trucks, with 19 entries. Dan Martin, in a Racer Chevy was first to go out, a distinction he'd prob-ably rather not hold. Martin got no laps finished. William Eriksen, in a Tatum Chevy, finished his first lap, but didn't manage to get lap two completed, earning for himself the distinction of being the only two-time non-finisher of this event, since he got only one lap completed in the morning event also. In second place it was the team of John Herder and Ronny Wilson in a Jimco. Herder started, Wilson, who had one flat early in his run, finished. Then he said he tried to make up the lost time but was "always in the dust." He did stop to have his broken exhaust welded. Their time was 5:06:40 with 3.5 penalty minutes. minutes of penalties. Sixth place went to Cody and Brian Parkhouse in their Jimco. Peter Lang drove his Homebuilt/Buick to the Sportsman Car win at Primm, he's seen here on course with the hammer down. To no one's surprise, Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen took the Class 1 win in their BMW Jimco, recording the fast lap for Third went to Josh Daniel who drove all the way in his Racer Chevy. He said he'd had a couple flats and his throttle pedal had stuck at about 130 miles per hour on the dry lake. He described. the course as "really fun, but pretty hammered by the end." Daniel's time was 5:06:50 with no penalties. Late entry, Justin Smith, in a Penhall Chevy, took fourth place. On the first lap he said the car got a little hot and went into "limp Brian, the dad, did the first two In tenth it was Jason Jernigan laps with no problems. Cody "blew and Shawn McCallum in a Stream-a rear tire apart" on the third lap, line Ford. McCallum started and he stopped for a new spare, got another had power steering trouble on the flat. All told, he had three flats first lap at Mile 42, which cost him and said, "Our guys are awesome!" about ten minutes. On the second Their time was 5:19:20, with 2.5 lap at Mile 10 a wheel broke, then penalty minutes. he lost a power steering belt and Adam Ashcraft was seventh, and that cost another ten or 15 minutes. he drove the entire distance in his Jernigan did laps three and four and Ashcraft Chevy. He had a problem he had a flat on lap three, and on that no other driver has ever men- lap four the dry sump pump kept tioned to us. The headliner in his coming off the engine, and finally helmet came out and slid down in broke. Their time was 5:59:32, with front of his eyes between pits one 2.5 penalty minutes. and two on the first lap. He said he Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner almost crashed. And he had to bor- finished eleventh in their Alpha row another helmet, which was a bit Chevy. Halopoff started and he lost too small, and uncomfortable. He a belt at Mile 40 of the first lap, he also had one flat, caused by driver fixed it and went on, getting up to error. His time was 6:20:52, and he about 9th place he thought. Then had no penalties. Letner took over, and he ran well, Armin Kremer _and Andrea Eign- bringing the car up a few more posi-er (another rally driver from Austria) tions, and he had a flat. The little drove their Jimco Chevy to eighth "jack bung", under the arm, that the place. Eigner said that off road rac-jack slides into, broke off. The car ing is "completely different" than fell off the jack while the wheel was rally driving, and in addition, their off. They had a spare jack, and tried intercom was broken and they had to use it, but it also broke. They real-to use hand signals. Their problem ized that Mikey Lawrence's car was was that their front shocks went parked at Mile 7, so Sergio Sanchez, away for the last lap. Their time was Lerner's navigator, ran down and 5:28:06 with no penalties. "stole Mikey's jack." Luckily it was Randy Wilson and Jeff Quinn not quite dark, so he could see to get were ninth in their Jimco Chevy. down there and back safely. Once Ken Fraizer raced his Chevy Silverado to the Overall Sportsman Truck win, he's Their time was 5:35:55 and they had they got the tire changed they had ;:se=e=n=h=e=r=e=fl=y=in='=a=c=ro=s=s=t=he=d=es=e=r=t·============;---;::===;:;___:!;six~~e:!.n~a;!.:l :L!m!.!!!in!!u:!!t;::;:es:;,:. _______ _:n:.:,:o::......:,m:.:,o:::,·ouble. Their time was 6:06:25, with no penalties. Twelfth place went to Daniel and Bill W ingerning in a Jimco Chevy. They said they'd had two flats on the first lap, and when they had the second they had no spare so it was time consuming. Bill, the dad, did laps one and two, and Daniel did the last two. Their time was 6:25:45 with three penalty minutes. In 13th, and last to finish, was the team of Mark and C. J. Hutchins in their new bright orange Kreger. C. J., who's the son, did the second half. He said, "We had some flats, and had problems getting the spares in and out of the rack." It's only their second race in Class 1; they ran in Class ·10 for several years. Their time was 6:41:20, with a half-minute of penalty. They were the last to fin-ish in Class 1. Aside from a lot of grousing about the BLM, which is par for the course at Primm, the racers had a good day, enjoyed the course and had no complaints about the race. The weather had stayed mild (for Primm in September) and there were no lightning storms or gully-washers to mess things up. Most racers might have enjoyed a bit more wind, but complaints were few. SCORE now has a couple of months to get ready for their season-closing event: the Baja 1000, which this year is going to end in La Paz. SCIIE Luke Mc Millin and Andy Devercelly were the fifth place finishers in Kory Scheeler drove his Ford F-150 to a fifth place finish in the Trophy Pete Sohren was the sixth place finisher in the Trophy Truck race, the Class ½-1600 battle, seen here in their Alumicraft. Truck Division, he's seen here with the power full on. he's seen here flying his Ford F-150 to the finish line. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 29

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M.O.R.E. CHILI CooKOFF Fraser Takes Class 1 And overall By Steve Ruddick Photos: Trackside Photo Earl Fraser took the Class 1 honors at the MORE Chili Cookoff, Earl also took the overall win for the race, here at high speed. Justin Davis led the Trophy Challenge all the way, he finished with. 10 minutes in hand, seen here nicely airborne. and the spectators, and even BLM - in demonstrating that it can be done and still be fu n for all, too. Spectator WARNING signs and orange-fenced viewing areas were clearly marked and enforced. The Emergency medical teams on the scene reported no injuries - al-Ricky McCormies led four of five laps to take the class victory, he left five other cars in the dust to take the nice win. Sept 11: The M.O.R.E. C hili Cook-off 250. It was an absolutely beautiful day for an off road race. Cl~ar, blue and sunny skies - the occasional breeze, and -106 entries in 17 Classes. Sha'zam! I'd say that Lake in the Johnson Valley OHV, was a solid turnout and a show-of-near Lucerne CA. T here were support for safe and sane off-road 'new Rules' in effect too. Kudos to racing in the Mojave Desert of So- everybody at M.O.R.E. and the rac-Cal. S/ F was out at Andersen Dry ers, and the Pit and Chase Teams, ~:.:....:..::..:_....::.::..:.:..::.:.:..::....:.:.:.:....:..::.:..:::.::.:.::....::..:.:.::.:..:....:..:~:.:..._=:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;,-;~~:===::::;;;:;;::::;:;;:;~:::;:;:===.=~~~~;:;=:;;:, Tim Scott led all four laps in the Ultra Truck event, he's seen here Shelby Reid and hubby Kevin drove to a second place finish in the Class cruising towards the checkered flag. 1 contest, they were less than three minutes in arrears at the finish. Karl Scanlan was just a wee bit off the winning pace in Trophy Challenge, he finished in the second spot. Performance Proven for Desert & Off-Road Use ,. 150 Heavy Duty Sizes to Choose from Detail & Pressure Wash Tanks Marine Holding & Water Tanks Bulk Storage & Waste Tanks R.V. Tanks Quality Products & Friendly Service RONCO PLASTICS, INC. • -714-259-1385 • FAX 714-259-0759 • 15022 Parkway Loop, Suite B • Tustin, CA 92780 • CALL, WRITE or FAX us to Receive a Free Catalog ~--------------------------------------~----------------~ Page 30 October 2010 Dusty Times .J

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Mike Donahue was only able to win the silver medal this time, Mike Marylou Garavito drove her Class 5 Bug to a second place finish, is seen here just at one of many landings. she's seen here at high speed on the course. It was a second place finish for Mark Nappi in the Class 9 contest, Mark is seen here just at takeoff on his way to the flag. though there were several racer thing, considering the eyes of the the inherent high-risk dangers that Monty; 234 miles. Classes 9, 5/16, rollovers. Even this Ace Reporter world are watching. There were go with a high-risk event. I know 1300, 1400 and 3700 competed was required to sign-in and get 'new Rules' in effect. Six racers the Tech guys/ gals at A.R.T.S. for 5 Laps; 195 miles. Classes 7s, wrist-banded to be in the Main Pit were assessed Time Penalties for were on high alert. 1450, 3 and 1700 (Jeep Speed) and Tech area. excessive speed in the designated The details: It was Course B - raced for four Laps; 156 miles. Yep. 250 miles with 106 entries Restricted Speed zones. Nerfing is clockwise; 39 miles per Lap. There Class 11 did 3 Laps; 117 miles. in seventeen different Classes. a no-no. I hope all the pundits and were four Check Points (CK) at Total: 106 entries, 69 Finishers; Sixty-nine Finishers. That's over nay Sayers and would-be regulators four Road Crossings (RX). Classes 35 DNFs, 2 DNS. No reported 17,000totalvehiclemilesand-No arereadingthis.ltwassafe.Every-1, 10, 5_unlimited, 12, 3000, injuries. reported injuries. That's a good one behaved well and respected 1600 and·1350 did the full 6 Lap CLASS 1: 6 234 r------.,,. miles. Eleven entries; 6 Finishers; 5 DNFs. Sean Dunn #123, Alex Cody #122, and Vince Galewick #154 - all DNF'd on Lap 1. Rich-ard Boyle was third in line to get the green flag in car # 116 and blazed his way to the front of the Class 1 pack at 57.2 mph at the end of Lap 1 to win Fast Lap of Cont,inued on page 32 Kathy Kirkmeyer took home second place honors in the Class 10 Chris Anderson had a slow first lap and it cost him, he finished in Mark Barnes was a bit off the winning pace in the Class 78 contest, conflict, she is seen here nicely airborne on her way to the checkers. the second spot in the class 11 conflict, seen here diggin' in. he took.home the silver medal, seen here just at touchdown. Dusty Times TTBEAOLOCK SIMULATED B.L. VW BEAOLOCK 1 SX 1 2 ·vw BEAOLOCK October 2010 NON BEADLOCK BEADLOCK Page 31

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Chris Johnson lost some time on his final lap, he finished in second Chris Guillen gets our nod for the best flyer, Chris took second place Eric Helgeson drove his Jeep as hard as he could but he had to settle place in the Ultra Truck bash, he's seen here just airborne. in Class 88 in spite of his flying efforts. for a second place finish in Class 1700. after Lap 1; way back. Marylou Garavito started in fourth spot in #505 and was leader of the pack by 8 seconds ahead of Scott Wag-staff in #502 after the first lap was finished. Scott Moldenhauer was running in third spot in car #501 after Lap 1, about I-minute behind Wagstaff. Moldenhauer DNF'd after Lap 4. Wagstaff picked up the pace and passed Garavito on Lap 3 when #505 lost time and couldn't keep up the speeds that Wagstaff had set. Scott Wagstaff led all but the first lap in Class5, Scott is seen here as he flies to the coveted checkered flag. It was a fun race for Art Savedra, he led all five required laps and had over an hour in hand when he took the checkers. Wagstaff put the pedal to the metal on Lap 3 to win Fast Lap honors at 43.1 mph, and that was enough to put #502 inside the win-ner's circle for the gold medal with an elapsed time of 5:22:22; at 42.2 mph. Wagstaff won by a 20 minute margin of victory. Marylou Gara-vito motored on to win Second Place in Class in #505 in 5:42:01 at 39.8 mph and by a 6:47 margin of victory. Larry Antuna started slow and finished faster in #507 to win Third Place in Class in 5:48:48 at 39 mph. Darryl Clifton kept on going to finish in Fourth Place in #525 in 6:44: 15 at 33. 7 mph. the day; with a 02: 10 lead in front of Andrew Birchard in car #107. Shelby Reid # 168 and Earl Fraser in # 144 were in a dead heat tie time wise at the end of Lap 1, and running about 2:00 minutes be-hind Birchard in #107. The rest of the race pack were somewhere in the dust behind them all. Richard Boyle continued his lead in #116 through the end of Lap 3, and had a 5-minute lead on #107 - when #116 DNF'd after Lap 3. Boyle's race day was done; no more fun. Bryan Yonan also recorded the dreaded DNF after Lap 3 in #199. Boyle's DNF after Lap 3 shuf-fled the deck in Class 1 and put Andrew Birchard in the lead in . # 107 by about 3-1/2 minute in front of Shelby Reid in #168. And Reid was ahead of Earl Fraser in #144 by about one minute. Lap 4 saw another shuffle of the deck when Andrew Birchard in # 107 fell way off the race pace, and Shel-by Reid sped on by in #168 with Earl Fraser hot on his rear bumper in #144 by about 2-minutes of separation. Lap 5 and positions changed again when Reid lost just enough time for Earl Fraser to get the pass and take the lead in class in #144. Fraser held on to that lead through Lap 6 to win First Place in Class and First Overall in 4:34:45 at an average speed of 49.5 mph, and with a 03:17 margin of victory. Double gold and top spot on the podium. Eureka! Shelby Reid didn't quit and went on to win Second Place in Class and Sec-IVe IVould 1,ike t:o cong,at:ulat:e Primm 300 Lucas Oil/Glen Helen 1st Place Limited Buggy M.O.R.E. Chili Cookoff . Lucerne, CA Ma umz 1st Place 112-1&00' us Put' You In _The Winne,'s c1,e1e1 818-998-2739 9763 VARIEL AVENUE, CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 Page 32 October 2010 ond Overall in car # 168; finishing in 4:37:22 at 49.1 mph. Reid won by a 21:31 margin of separation. Meanwhile back in the pack, Pat Chicas kept a steady pace throughout the race to win Third Place in Class and Third Overall in 4:58: 13 at 45.6 mph in car #177. Chicas won with a 33:28 margin of victory. Allen Lee followed suit in car #117 in 5:30:41 to fin-ish in Fourth Place at 41.2 mph. Andrew Birchard recovered from his prior mishaps in #107 to fin-ish in Fifth Place at 40.8 mph in 5:33:37. Richard Woods just had one of those 'bad hair' race days in #198. Woods ran hot and cold all-day and still finished the race in 7:36:53 to take Sixth Place in class, but then got penalized + 15 minutes for doing 63 mph in a Restricted Speed Zone. Oh - the humiliation of it all - caught on radar. That still put Woods over the Finish Line in 6:07 under the 8-hour time limit for the race. Chili time. CLASS 5 unlimited: 6 Laps; 234 miles. Six entries, 4 Finishers; 2 DNF. Che Corlett got the hole shot in Class at the green flag in #511, and fell to the back of the race pack by the end of Lap 1. Cor-lett DNF'd after Lap 2.•Daryl Clif-ton was next off the line in #525, and was slightly ahead of Corlett CLASS 10: 6 Laps; 234 miles. Seven entries, 6 finishers; 1 DNF. It was a barmy scramble ,, for the lead in Class 10 when the green flag flew. Cars and dust fly-ing everywhere. Kathy Kirkmeyer covered the first 39 miles of the race the fastest in car # 1021 in 46: 16 at 49 mph. That was 25 sec-onds faster than Allan Lindsay in #1096 and 31 seconds faster than Matt Cullen in #1039. You know what they say about fast women in fast cars. Cullen applie9 more gas and took the lead on Lap 2 and Lindsay followed along too; Kirkmeyer fell back into third spot -by mere seconds of separation. At the end of Lap 3, Cullen had fallen back to third spot in #1039. Lindsay was in the lead in #1096 and Kirkmeyer was running in second position. This is great off road racing, Race Fans. Lots of lead changes and it's still anybody's race to win. Kirkmeyer took the lead on Lap Bud Ward took the Class 9 lead on the first lap and there he remained to the finish, Bud is seen here at speed on the course. Dusty Times

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Pat Chicas was a bit off the winning pace in Class 1, Pat finished in A third place finish in the Trophy Challenge class went to Kai Wilson, Larry Antuna didn't have too bad a race, he took third place honors third place in class 1, seen here at speed. seen here just at liftoff time. in Class 5, Larry is seen here at speed headin' for home. 4 in #1021 and Cullen picked up the pace to pass Lindsay too. Cul-len kept up a faster pace than Kirk-meyer did on Laps 5 and 6 and got to the finish line by 2 minutes faster to win First Place in Class at 48.2 mph in car #1039. Kirk-meyer won Second Place in Class in # 1021 at 48 mph in 4:43:33, but was penalized +5 minutes for going 43 mph in a Speed Zone. You see -that new +5 minute time penalty rule made it a much closer race for Second Place than it was without the time penalty. Kirk-meyer won by over six minutes on clock time, but only won by 01: 18 on adjusted time after the addi-tional time penalty was applied. That's a much closer margin of · separation; 06: 18 v 01: 18. Matt Cullen led three of the six Class 10 required laps, Matt had six minutes in hand when all the scoring was done. Dave Cote led two of the three required laps for Class 11, Dave had 17 minutes in hand when he took the checkered flag. Allan Lindsay kept up his pace to win Third Place in Class in 4:49:51 at 46.9 mph in #1096. Lindsay completed the required laps by 03: 13 faster than Mike McGee did in #1011. McGee fin-ished in Fourth Place in Class at 46.4 mph in 4:53:04, but was also penalized +5 minutes for going 45 mph in a Speed Zone. Kevin Ellis had a good pace going in car # 1006 until Lap 5 when troubles arose. Ellis motored on to finish in Fifth Place in 5: 19:09 at 42.6 mph. Phillip Hayen's race day was a mixed bag of fun and not-so-much-fun in car #1031. Heyen was in the hunt for laps 1-3 and then fell behind for laps 4-6. That still didn't stop Heyen from finishing in Sixth Place in 5:54: 16 at 38.4 mph. Holli Bechard got in four laps of fun before she DNF'd for the day in #1019. CLASS 12: 6 Laps; 234 miles. Eleven entries, 7 finishers; 3 DNFs, 1 DNS. M.O.R.E. good racing with lots of back-and-forth and side-by-side competition all day long. What more can a Race Fan ask for? After the starting dust finally settled, Cody Reid was leading the class pack in # 1268 by 00:34 ahead of Mark Barnes in # 1250 after the first lap was com-pleted. Jeff Cepielik was running in third position in #1245 only 00:28 behind Barnes in # 1250. Cepielik fell off the pace on Lap 2 and fell way back in the pack. Reid increased his lead and Roger Starky used some serious gas pedal to blast into second position in #1210 and win Fast Lap honors in the process at 51.1 mph. Barnes slipped back to third position in #1250. Barnes had a long lap 4 and Reid had a long lap 5, and that put Roger Starky in the lead and in the winner's circle in 4:45:22 for the First Place win in #1210 at 47.7 mph. Starky won by a 25 minute margin of victory. Mark Barnes got all the laps done in 5:09:02 at 44 mph to win Second Place in Class in #1250, but by only 00: 18 sec-onds. Cody Reid won Third Place in Class in #1268 in 5:09:20 at 44 mph. Bryce Malcom finished in Fourth Place in 5:16:37 at 43 mph in #1164. Jeff Nutter got #1220 to the finish line in 5:29:33 to finish in Fifth Place at 41.3 mph. Mike Aguilar finished in Sixth Place in 5:44:41 in #1203 at 39.5 mph. Jeff Cepielik had some troubles in # 1245 throughout the day but still managed to finish in 5:59:23 for the Seventh Place win. CLASS 1600: 6 Laps; 234 miles. Nine entries, 8 finishers; 1 DNF. Matt Gumz won the first Continued on page 34 Roger Starky led the last four laps at the cookoff, he took the Class 78 honors with 24 minutes in hahd. Dusty Times SPARE TIRE MDIINTS II JACKS PINCH BOSSES Ii UNIBAll CUPS October 2010 NEWf INllNE IRESH AIR SYSTEM HID AND HALOGEN LIGHTING NEWf V.,~-6.6'' Ii B.670 AVAILABLE IN CHROME! Page 33 l ' l l I j I j -◄ l i l I

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Renzo Ricci drove very consistent laps in Class 9, he was the bronze Allan Lindsay was just off the pace, he took third place in Class 10 Cody Reid had a slow fifth lap and it cost him, he took third place in Class 78, a mere 19 seconds out of the second spot. medal finisher in class, he's seen here on his way down to earth. at the cookoff, he's seen here just at liftoff. look back until he saw the check-ered flag flying in his rear-view mirror. Sevedra won the Fast Lap on Lap 1 at 39.3 mph. Sevedra won First Place in 5: 11:43 at 36.4 mph and by a 57 minute margin of victory. No doubt about it. Wil-liam Goetsch won Second Place in Class in #556 in 6: 14:44 at 30.3 mph. John Knight finished in 7:27:56 at 25.3 mph to win Third Place in Class in #551. Matt Gumz led all six required laps in the Class ½-1600 race, he had three minutes on his competition when the checkers flew. Bob Mamer had no competition at the cookoff, he ran his 5 laps in his Jeep and cruised on in for the gold medal in Class. CLASS 1300: Five laps; 195 miles. Rick McCormies powered # 1388 to the front of the class 1300 race pack at 40.8 mph on the first lap to take the lead and win Fast Lap honors on the way. McCormies kept it there the rest of the race to win First Place in Class in 5:31:21 at 34.2 mph and by a 22-minute margin of victory. Mike Donahue followed in Second Place in #1312 with an elapsed time of 5:53: 14 at 32.1 mph. Pepper Core managed a Third Place win in # 13 25 in 7: 10:30 at 26.3 mph. lap race in # 1606 and was out in front by 35-seconds ahead of Lorenzo Rodriguez in #1618 when Lap 1 was done. Brett Mauer was running in third spot in #2099 about a minute behind Rodriguez, and Steve Dodd was running in fourth position in # 1667 about SO-seconds behind Mauer. Gumz applied more gas pedal on Lap 2 to win the Fast Lap honors at 47.6 mph in 47:40, and increased his margin of separation. Gumz kept up his pace throughout the race and drove #1606 to victory and a First Place win in 4:55:26 at 46.1 mph. Gumz won by a 3 minute margin of victory. Lorenzo Rodriguez drove #1618 at a winning pace all day to finish in Second Place in 4:58:30, but was penalized+ 10 minutes for going 54 mph in a Speed Zone. Rodriguez's adjusted time of 5:08:30 was still fast enough to beat Steve Dodd in # 1667, but it narrowed his margin of victory to a mere 54-seconds. Dodd got all the required laps done in 5:09:24 at 44 mph to win Third Place in Class in #1667. Mike Ward finished in Fourth Place for the day in #1663 in 5:17:20 at 42.9 mph. Andrew Neil finished all the laps in 5:20:48 at 42.4 mph to win Fifth Place in Class in # 1651, but drew a +5 minute time penalty for 49 mph in a Speed Zone. CLASS 3000: 6 Laps; 234 miles. Seven entries, five finishers; 2 DNF. It was a fairly close race but it wasn't much of a contest as Justin Davis pretty much domi-~0-rf;:i' SCORE Baja 1000Pff Senice Supporting Baja Racers Since 1969 Let the MAG 7 Brotherhood help you in Baja! MAG 7 is the leading private pit organization in Baja, and we're ready to support your success in the upcoming SCORE Baja 1000. Full Setvice; MAG 7 crews wlll transport your spares to the pits and back and fill you during the race with your desired fuel (high-octane or pre-mix) from dry-t>reaks. cans, or jazz cans. Emergency Service: Already using BFG or Honda pits? Sign up with MAG 7 emergency support also to ensure you have help WHEN and WHERE you need it We have more pits located around the race course than anyone else. It's inexpensive insurance for a fast fmish. We support all: ►Buggies ► Trucks ► Motorcycles ►Quads We Cover the Course: MAG 7 pits seem to be everywhere1 Located at 50-60 mile Intervals up and down the racecourse. We'll be there when and where you need us. Mag 7 Pit Equipment: AH Mag 7 pots are equipped with ► D,yBreaks ► OumpCims ► Welder ► Shop Tools ► Expert Staff and Mechanics ► Multiple Race Radios ► lubricants and Fluids ► Soda, Snacks, and Warer ► First Aid Supplies Applicat.lons and prices are available at www.mag? Email: Page 34 October 2010 nated Class 3000 all day long in car #3021. Davis was in the lead by over 3-minutes at the end of Lap 1. Davis won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 3 at 52.1 mph in 43:34. Davis won First Place in Class in 4:37:38 at 49 mph, with a 10-min-ute margin of victory in hand. Karl Scanlan got the Second Place win in #3019 with an elapsed time of4:47:21 at 47.4 mph. Kai Wilson won Third Place in 5: 12:27 at 43.5 in #3014. Andrea Scanlan finished in Fourth Place in #3018 in 5:43:5397 at 39.6 mph. CLASS 9: Five laps; 195 miles. Eight entries, five finishers; 3 DNF. Bud Ward drove #907 to a flawless First Place win in 4:44:39 at 39.8 mph. Ward also won Fast Lap on Lap 2 at 40.9 mph in 55:28. Mark Nappi got to the checkered flag in 5:00:02 to win Second Place in #930 at 37.8 mph. Renzo Ricci got the Third Place win in #919 in 5:11:00 at 36.5 mph. Matt Creveling com-pleted the required laps in 5:41:31 in #990 to finish in Fourth Place. David Bolles took 7:52:49 to find the finish line in #911 for the Fifth Place finish in Class. CLASS 5/16: Five laps; i95 miles. Three entries, 3 finishers. Art Sevedra didn't leave much doubt about it. Sevedra took the lead on Lap 1 in #569 and didn't CLASS 1400: Five laps; 195 miles. Eight entries, 2 finishers; 6 DNF. Greg Sunds drove to victory in truck #1425 in 4:10:16 at 45.3 mph to win First Place iri Class by a 01:55 margin of separation. Huge. Sunds won Fast Lap on Lap ,, 2 at 49.3 mph in 46:00 flat. It took Chris Guillen 6:05: 18 to get #1418 to the finish line for the Second Place win at 31 mph. Everybody else ended up as carnage asada along the way. CLASS 3700: Five laps; 195 miles. Two entries, 1 finisher; 1 DNF. Tom Barnett DNF'd on Lap 1 in #3701. That left Bob Mamer in #3704 to beat the desert. He did. Mamer completed the re-quired laps in 5:04: 12 at 37.3 mph to win First Place in Class. Mamer also won the Fast Lap 1 at 38.4 mph in 59:05. CLASS 7s: Four laps; 156 miles. Three entries, 1 finisher; 2 DNF. Steve Jacketti completed all the required laps in 4:41:05 at 32.3 mph to win First Place in Class in truck #725. Jacketti set the pace on Lap 1 with a Fast Lap time of 34.8 mph in 1:05:15. The other entries Steve Jacketti ran four consistent laps in his good looking truck to take the gold medal in the Class 7A action. Dusty Times

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It was a bronze medal finish for Steve Dodd in Class ½-1600, Steve Mike Hobbs had to settle for the bronze medal in the Ultra Truck Julio Curiel was disappointed, to say the least, he only was able to is seen here at speed on his way to the checkers. fracas, he's seen here saving a wee bit of tire wear. complete four of the five required laps for the class. both DNF;d after two laps. CLASS 1450: Foor laps; 156 miles. Seven entries, five finishers; 2 DNF. Tom Scott led the outlaw class from the green flag to the checkered flag in truck # 1451. Scott got the checkered flag in 4:03:22 at 37.3 mph to win First Place by a 33-minute margin of victory. Scott also won the Fast Lap honors on Lap 2 at 39.l mph in 58:00. Chris Johnson won Second Place in truck #1484 with an elapsed time of 4:36:27 at 32.8 mph, and by a 17-minutemargin of victory. Mike Hobbs won Third Place in # 1466 in 4:53:03 at 31 mph. Rhonda Parkhouse got all the laps done in 5:03:29 in #1496 at 29.9 mph to finish in Fourth Place for the day. It took Casey Bonito 5:22:01 to complete the required laps for the Fifth Place finish in #1462. CLASS 1700 Jeep Speed: Four laps; 156 miles. Thirteen en-tries, 9 finishers; 3 DNF, 1 DNS. Eric Helgeson won the Fast Lap on Lap 1 at 39.2 mph in 57:48 in jeep #1708. Chris Whacker drove faster the required four laps to win First Place in jeep #1720 in 4:06:34 at 36.8 mph by a 3-minute margin of victory. Eric Helgeson still kept a fast pace to win Second Place in 4:09: 11 at 36.4 mph in #1708; but by a narrow 01:13 margin of sepa-ration. Perry Coan made it a close race in jeep #1736 with an elapsed time of 4: 10:26 at 36.2 mph to win Third Place for the day. Cliff Cook finished in Fifth Place in jeep #1734 in 4:23:07 but was Greg Sunds ran trouble free in Class 88, he took the win with an hour to spare, he's seen here just at one of many landings. penalized +5 minutes for 43 mph in a Speed Zone; adjusted time of 4:28:07. CLASS 1100: Three laps; 117 miles. Five entries, 4 finishers; 1 DNF. Bob Depew set the Fast Lap pace of the day on Lap 1 at 32.3 mph in #1153. Depew DNF'd im-mediately after that. Dave Cote finished all the required laps in 4:08:54 at 27.3 mph to win First Place in #1191 by a 17-minute margin of victory. Chris Andersen won Second Place in 4:25: 13 at 25.6 mph in #1138. Ann Naso got it done in 4:40:33 at 24.3 mph for the Third Place win in #1169. Luis Galindo finished in Fourth Place in 5:04:13 in #1168. Notes: Yes -it was a race. It was a 'rolling start'. Every-one behaved well. It was 'safe'. It was - uneventful. There were lots of new 'speed rules' for the racers to obey. How many race vehicles come equipped with a Speed-o-meter? Now the promoter has to have 'roving' radar guns to enforce different speed limits in different areas. You get a time penalty added on or just DQ'd. I overheard a few racers who said 'the thrill is gone'; it wasn't as exciting. It's the end of open desert off-road racing, as we knew it. I'm a 'Professional' spectator, Race Fans - I actually get paid (not much!) to go out and spectate. I've raced in and rescued and seen and written a lot of off road races and, there is only One Rule that needs to be enforced -The Spectator Rule: Get Out of the Way!! If you don't understand or can't obey It was a nice win in Class 1700 for Chris Wacker, he took the lead on the last lap and took the gold medal in his Jeep. this simple Rule -then you alone are liable for your own reckless conduct. Excuse me while I get out of my way. High-speed Off Road racing in the open desert is a "high-risk" event, especially for spectators. Who is responsible if you go swimming with sharks? The 15-MPH Rule is right out of the CAL Vehicle Code re: OHVs. You know who is exempt? Vehicles entered in a sanctioned event on a · closed and marked course. See Spectator Rule above. BLM has the authority to declare the course "closed" to everyone during the race event, except the racers and their chase teams; who have to sign in and get wrist-banded anyway. A "rolling" start? Please -when was the last time anyone crashed or was injured at the Start line? I don't know .. blame it on the movie Jack@** - ever since, everybody seems to want to be in the sequel; dumb for dummies. Please - this is a high-speed off road "race". It is also a "high-risk" event. Be very careful out there. The pits and spectator areas were all clearly marked and 150 feet away from the race course. Signs everywhere. I actually saw BLM Rangers on patrol -in plain sight. These are good things. On the other hand -This is not a shop-ping trip to the grocery store - It's a "race", at high-speeds, in the dirt; on the edge of man and machine. lm--pt> speed limits -is contrary to "racing". Just one simple Rule: Get Out of the Way!! Be Safe and have fun. ~:.41:!-•E· ~· .......... -.. ~,. ..... :-.... ~ ....... Perry Coan hustled his Jeep to a third place finish in the Class 1700 Allon Lee had a few longer than usual laps and it dropped him to a Andrea Scanlan was second on the first lap, dropped to fourth place action, he's seen here with the hammer down. first off the podium finish in Class 1, here, haulin' freight. and there she remained, first off the podium in the Trophy Challenge . .... Malcolm Bryce was a bit outclassed in Class 78, he finished fourth Mike Ward got up as far as third place in class ½-1600, dropped Not the best day for Rhonda Parkhouse, she took fourth place honors in class, seven minutes off the podium. back to fourth place and that is where he finished his race. in the Ultra Truck battle, seen here at high speed. Dusty Times October 2010 Page 35 ,. l i

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lAJ2C RALLY OF GERMANY Loeb -Citroen Take The Gold By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena took their 59th WRC win at Rally Deutsch/and in their Citroen C4, seen here before an admiring crowd. The master has racked up an-other record! Sebastien Loeb's win on Rallye Deutschland, his 59th in the world cham-pionship, but his eighth on the same event, and all scored successively each time the rally was held. He and Citroen are not champions again yet, but more bad luck for Ford, for whom Mikko Hirvonen re-tired with transmission prob-lems and a fourth place be-hind three Citroen drivers for Jari-Matti Latvala, makes their title renewal ever closer. Unusually the rally was dry, with drivers frequently using soft compound tyres to get the best grip on the tarmac stages. There was a thrilling battle in the SWRC class between the Ford of Martin Prokop and the Skodas of Per-Gunnar Andersson and Patrik Sandell, which was not resolved until the finish, in Sandell's favour. After a series of misfortunes for their rivals, Hans Weijs easily dominated the Junior category. One other highlight was the pressure from inexperienced tarmac driver Hayden Paddon on PCWRC world champion Armindo Araujo which lasted all the event. Germany seems to be the ral-ly which is able to offer every-thing a WRC event needs, even after a year's absence under the old "rotation system". There was the full entry list (this time 80 cars), it counted not only for the full world championship but also it was the first of two rallies in 2010 due to cater for all four WRC support champi-onships. Even so, this event is not on the programme for the Munchi's team but thanks to an influx of enthusiastic driv-ers from the Netherlands, there were 20 World Ra1ly Cars on the start list, the same number as in Sweden earlier this year. There were entries in Citroens, Page 36 Fords, Subarus, Skodas and Mitsubishi cars -quite like the old days! Special this year was the total length of stages, the first time any WRC event since Deutschland in 2004 has ex-ceeded the 400km mark, and the first time since this rallv. in 2003 that the daily length of stages has been so high. On Saturday, the second day, the Baumholder military area hosted a stage of 48km length which was tackled twice and remote service facilities were available twice, at mid-morning and then mid-afternoon at Birkenfeld. This was because the day would be very long with 93km of stages between visits to the central service park, which is more than the regula-tory 80km limit. The character of the rally was two fold. Firstly the widely changing nature of the asphalt stages, with one stage location (Hermeskeil on Day 2) being al-most 20% gravel, with stages on closed public roads, vineyard roads and military terrain. Sec-ondly at this time of year rain showers are frequent, sudden and very localised. Under stan-dard rules, crews can choose either hard or soft compound tyres according to circumstanc-es. Having to decide what are the appropriate circumstances was the problem, when stages are up to 60km away from the nearest service park, 2h30m after the last chance for cars to have tyres changed!· From the vineyard stages on the Friday and Sunday to the military stages on the Saturday this was a rally fully of spectacle, but nothing beats the three lap fi-nal stage of the event, around the Roman world heritage Por-ta Nigra building in the centre of Trier. Six times world champion Sebastien Loeb went to Ger-many as the winner of the event for the past seven times it has been held, with a dilemma. Winning the event this year was not a priority for him, gain-ing championship points how-ever was. But if he should win here again, this would put him once again in the WRC record stratosphere. Loeb was enigmatic as to his hopes, saying that the secret of success was his secret which he did not want to share. In fact, he explained that having a good feeling was critical. "Grip changes on almost every corner of the rally, and I have always been happiest when a rally is tricky". He said the 48km Pan-zerplatte test, done twice, each time with no fewer than 98 instructions in the road book, was certain to be focal. "It is quite rough, you must be care-ful with the tyres, especially to make sure you do not have a puncture". ~ Special team news for this event on the WRC front was nomination as second driver of 29 year old Francois Duval for the Stobarr M-Sport Ford Ral1y Team. Francois had been absent from the WRC scene since Rally GB 2008 and for this event he renewed his as-sociation with codriver Denis Giraudet, the most experienced currently active WRC codriver. Francois is the third driver in as many events to rally the Stobart number 6 car. Although Duval gained one WRC win, back in 2005 on the Rally Australia·, on gravel, he was best respected as an asphalt driver. Three times he had finished Deutschland Rally in second place. Unusu-ally Duval brought alcohol sponsorship (Gordon "Finest Beers") to one of the official Ford rally teams. SWRC was still being com-fortably led by Xavier Pons, with Pons' Nupel team retain-October 2010 Patri Sandell and Emil Axelsson drove their Skoda Fabia to the S2000 SWRC win in Germany, they finished 10th overall in the rally. ing a good lead in the WRC for the premier Citroen team) Cup for Teams, even though with Loeb and Raikkonen also they elected Finland as one of both ahead of the Fords. Non their events to miss. Beware championship driver Henning confusion, non championship Solberg (Ford) was quickest Fiesta S2000 drivers entered by of the S2000s ahead of Per-the Stobart team Henning Sol-Gunnar Andersson (Skoda) berg, Mads Ostberg and Den-and Martin Prokop (Ford). nis Kuipers were not eligible Interestingly Kevin Abbring for points. Starting the sec-was quickest of the JWRC com-ond half of their 2010 season petitors in his Renault Clio R3 the JWRC face the final three ahead of Dutch teammate Hans rounds which will doubtless Weijs' Citroen S 1600 while favour the Super 1600 rather Armindo Araujo (Evo X) was than the much heavier Class the fastest PCWRC driver in R3 cars. Actual series leader front of Toshi Arai in a new was Kevin Abbring (Clio R3) Subaru, making the first WRC while tactical leader was Aaron appearance of an lmpreza with Burkart Suzuki S1600, who has all the latest h omologatio n contested one fewer events so changes. Hayden Paddon was far. Guest driver was Christian 0.2 seconds faster than his PSD Riedemann (Fiesta R2). In colleague Ott Tanak, while PCWRC there were two Guest Nick Georgiou had to aban-drivers both using Mitsubishis, don shakedown with a broken Hermann Gassner and Florian gearbox. N iegel, the latter famous for The Stewards were busy once one of the most spectacular again. Although Baldoni had televised rally accidents, in already received his punish-Sardinia in 2008. Baldoni had ment for withdrawal from the already withdrawn from the PCWRC in Finland, Janne series. Muhonen changed his Tuohino (SWRC) had the same competition number from 43 punishment metred out here: to 55 for this event, because 3000 Euro fine suspended sub-the WRC driver Ken Block, a ject to participation in an FIA strong favourite of the sport's support championship in 2011. Global Promoter on account The stewards were, however, of market exposure in his na-sympathetic to the non-appear-tive USA, likes to carry 43 for ing Semerad who had a head his own promotional reasons. on crash in his Evo IX into Unexpected withdrawal: Janne a tree during a pre-rally test Tuohino did not appear in Ger-in Czech Republic. Day 1 - 6 many, while Martin Semerad Stages -Asphalt -134.04kms was still recovering from inju-The sky was cloudless but ries in a testing accident a fort-it was not yet hot, and all the night ago in Czech Republic. official WRC cars started off The 2010 class of Pirelli on soft compound tyres, while Star Drivers faced asphalt for the other support champion-the first time, fresh from their ship teams differed in their impressive performance in Fin-preferences. Sebastien Loeb land where all five completed was in his element, making the route for the first time fastest time on each stage in and scored PCWRC points, the first loop with Dani Sordo compared with the 2609 PSD hanging on, some 8.2 seconds class of which only one reached behind at the midday break. the finish of the event. Ger-Jari-Matti Latvala was third, many provided a steep learning 37 seconds behind the leader, curve for the contingent as with his BP Ford teammate there is very little accumulat-Mikko Hirvonen fourth a fur-ed asphalt driving experience ther 3.6 seconds back, delayed among them. Crew change: by an engine stall. For the top Silvio Stefanelli replaced Rudi runners the morning had been Pollet (injured in an accident at almost casual, but behind came home) as Alex Raschi's codriv-the s_tories of woe. Sebastien er. There was another major Ogier had a lot of trouble with international series for which the engine stalling at junctions this event counted, the Fiesta and was lying fifth, while Mat-Sport Trophy International, thew Wilson in sixth place was for which· this was the fourth already over lm40.5s behind. round and the first this year on Loeb suffered from brake prob-asphalt. lems, Kimi Raikkonen was bed-Shakedown was run over a ding himself in on a rally which longer course than usual, but was quite different to anything once again Citroen drivers he had yet experienced, while were unbeatable with Petter in eighth place came Duval who Solberg equal fastest with Dani reported his Focus was running Sordo (back driving once again in rear-wheel drive, with a bro-Dusty Times

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I• I I • I I I I I , I/ I I • • I I f•! ; I I I 1 '' l • • I • Dani Sardo and Diego Vallejo finished second overall in Germany in their Citroen C4, seen here nicely airborne. ken driveshaft. Petter Solberg had a frightful start with a tyre coming off its rim shortly after the start of stage 1. This caused him to stop and change the wheel, losing over 2m30s. Only one WRC driver was in worse misery, Khalid Al Qas-simi went off the road and lost over three minutes. By the end of the morning Petter was up to ninth place, while a delighted Ken Block was tenth, ahead of all the gentleman WRC drivers from Holland, who were led by Mark van Eldik's Subaru. With the temperature ris-ing, all the teams fitted hard compound tyres for the after-noon stages. Ogier immediately passed Hirvonen into fourth place but Loeb was his usual untouchable self, with only Sordo able to keep him in sight. Latvala was now over a minute behind but still hold-ing third place just ahead of the third Citroen, of Ogier, just 6.2 seconds behind and which was now catching him fast. By the end of the day Duval had climbed up to sixth, passing his Stobart teammate Wilson on the way. Raikkonen was gradually learning his way through the vineyard stages. After a storming fourth stage, on which he was the first driver to beat Loeb on a stage, Pet-ter Solberg fell back to ninth after a puncture on stage five and then slid off the road on stage six. Wilson still had brake problems but not now so seri-ously. Block was still tenth but admitted he was now being very careful. Fastest of the support cham-pionship categories were the SWRC cars with Martin Pro-kop, Patrik Sandell and PG Andersson vying for 12th place overall. The non championship S2000 driver Mads Ostberg found himself easily able to match ·their pace and after stage two was the top placed Group N driver. But then on stage three he slid into the vines and a branch knocked off the el~ctronics master switch. It took five minutes of speak-ing to engineers on the phone before that problem was traced. Xavier Pons lost time on stage one when he damaged the rear right suspension. Eyvind Bynildsen had to go cautiously after his Fabia suffered over-heating brakes, while Ander-sson and Sandell made oc-casio n al driving mistakes. By midday Prokop was 5.3 seconds ahead of Sandell. Through the afternoon Prokop continued to hold a slender lead but Anders-Dusty Times son closed the gap to 5. 7 sec-onds after making fastest time on the last two stages of the day. Sandell slid off the road on stage four and lost a quarter of a minute and the chance to pass Andersson, with whom he had been almost exactly matched. Kosciuszko had a bad afternoon, first sliding off the road into a vineyard and then losing more than two minutes waiting for help from specta-tors. Then he had power steer-ing trouble on the last stage which dropped him to last in the category. Bernardo Sousa lost his power steering and struggled through the hairpins of stage six, helplessly baulking fellow Portuguese driver Araujo on the way. Non championship driver Dennis Kuipers had his driver's door fly open on a road section and the crew removed this altogether for safety. Armindo Araujo, in his new lightweight Evo X led Patrik Flodin in the PCWRC ahead of the top Pirelli Star Driver com-petitor who was Hayden Pad-don (on his first major asphalt rally). Toshi Arai in the new Subaru was delayed by a spin. Of the other PSD contingent, Ott Tanak was finding his way on his first-ever asphalt rally while Nick Georgiou was gradu-ally discovering the specialities of this unusual event. Positions in the categories were confused after various incidents further down the field on the opening stages. Firstly Kevin Abbring re-tired after hitting a wall in his Renault R3. With his car block-ing the stage, later crews had to take a mandatory emergency exit route from the stage. Then more disruption was caused when the PCWRC Guest driver Florian Niegel went off the road and his Evo IX caught fire and was destroyed. PSD com-petitor Peter Horsey, however, was in deep distress. He ha9 stopped at the scene of Niegel's accident and later drove to the end of the stage, only to discover he had left his crash helmet back at the accident site. In the midst of the may-hem Henning Solberg stopped in his Fiesta, the engine ap-parently and without warning being seized for reasons :,vhich defied immediate explanation. Later he told colleagues that the water had disappeared from the engine without any reason, and that led to the engine stop-ping. Eventually it could be restarted . M-Sport discovered the problem originated with gearbox · trouble which then damaged the clutch. Araujo I j I I I I I I,, I.\ I I I I l I•• I I•• I I I I I , I I•••• I' Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia finished third overall in Germany, they're seen here in their Citroen C4 on their way home. for seven years. Because of the high total length of stages tyres could be changed four times during the day, meaning that drivers could start the lo n g Panzerplatte stage o n fresh tyres, and also on a different compound if they wanted. The first stage, H ermeske il, h ad controversial stretches of gravel which were fa r fro m popular. "Stupid", said Hirvo nen , "All wro ng" said Wilson , "There was a lo t of dust in these stretches" said Petter Solberg. Just what yo u did n o t want where the dirt of the road made it difficult enough to tell which was intended to be gravel and which was not. Difficult to know why such a splendid test on asphalt roads needed to be compromised. Understandably the gravel unsettled the drivers. Stage ten was the first run over Panzerplatte. This also had a few very short stretches of gravel, but it was the constant management of the tyres and the consistency of braking for the endless artificial corners that created the stress. Sordo kept up the pressure on team-mate Loeb, beating him for a second time and causing the World Champion to wake up. "We don't have any team or-ders so I have to speed up", said Loeb. The long Panzerplatte was· the major challenge of the day. Sordo started off cautious-ly, thinking of his tyres. Petter Solberg was not happy, "The roads are a lot dirtier when you are running ninth car, on ac-count of the corner-cutting by the cars ahead." was baulked and his encounter with the S2000 of Sousa ended when their cars collided, and that incident was the end of his afternoon. Paddon passed Flodin (who was suffering from ongoing overheating) in to sec-ond place. Tanak went off the road and damaged his suspen-sion. Arai had gear selection trouble and stopped in the first stage of the afternoon. Finnish privateer Muhonen held an excellent sixth place, despite braking two wheels. Barroso had a problem on the road sec-tion back to service after the final stage of the day when the studs on one wheel sheered off and he lost the wheel at a roundabout. Immediately the traffic was blocked and he used outside help to extricate the car which attracted the atten-tion of the stewards who later imposed a ten minute penalty. In the Junior category Aaron Burkart had a rear puncture on stage one which then spun the Suzuki round and the car impacted a barrier in the front, causing a lot of damage. Slalov stopped with suspension dam-age after going off the road. During the afternoon Hans Weijs gradually pulled ahead of Thierry Neuville but then Neuville lost a blade from the plastic cooling fan which then penetrated the radiator and the engine overheated and was damaged so he was forced to retire. Arzeno had a puncture. All of which let Lemes into second place, albeit nearly two minutes behind Weijs. Burkart was up to third, unhappy with his times. Karl Kuuda lost three minutes on stage four. On stage five Valdes had problems with the starter motor, but even after changing the unit it still did not work. Day 2 - 8 Stages -Asphalt -187.48kms It was an idyllically calm morning. Hot air balloons floated motionless in the sky over the Moselle valley. WRC drivers on the ground chose soft tyres for the first part of the day, as they set off for the longest rally day on the stages Latvala lost time after mak-ing a mistake at one turn and had to reverse several times, "I panicked! 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\ l ' • ' 1 • 'II, I I o o ••I 1 1 I , • I 1 • •,I 1 , t /,, o o o • Second in S2000 SWRC in Germany was the Ford Fiesta of Martin Per-Gunnar Andersson and Anders Fredriksson drove their Skoda Jari-Matti latvala and Miikka Anttila were the first Ford focus to Prokop and Jan Tomanek, they're seen here cornering at high speed. Fabia to a third place finish in the S2000 SWRC fracas. finish, they were fourth overall, seen here at very high speed. over the edge of the tracks and Citroen had established them-matic driving display. Alex said drove nearly all morning with able to restart in JWRC but when I looked up I saw a huge selves in a 1-2-3 position. Petter it was amazing how much time brake trouble after a caliper immediately the Bulgarian was hinkelstein (a large immovable Solberg made fastest time on you lose if you drive sideways broke. The SWRC battle was in trouble on the first stage concrete block) approaching so stage 11. Sordo was still lying unnecessarily! unabated. Prokop was exasper-of the day when he slid off I jammed on the brakes. This second and pressing hard, win-The race for the SWRC was ated, "I never realised how the road and a course official had the effect of making the ning stages 12 and 13 before only just beginning. Gradually fast a Swedish driver could go told him not to continue so slide worse!" Citroen immedi-receiving the inevitable "stay the Fabia drivers Andersson on tarmac!" Not realising that he stopped for the rest of the ately told Ogier that Latvala put" order not to pressure Loeb and Sandell started to claw road building was the nature day. On the second stage sec-was off the road so he slowed any more. Meanwhile Hirvonen back Prokop's lead in the Fi-of Andersson's family business. ond placed Lemes went off the down, only to discover this came to a stop with a broken esta, which after stage four had Prokop: "I was absolutely flat road for nine minutes waiting information had been mislead-gearbox shaft· and then 7km extended to 11.3 seconds and out all afternoon, I just gave for spectators to help him. He ing! Notwithstanding the con-from the end of stage 14 Fran-overnight to 5. 7s. On stage up thinking about managing got going again only to have fusion Ogier still got ahead of cois Duval went off the road nine Andersson finally pulled the tyres." Andersson admitted two punctures on Panzerplatte Latvala into third place but not and rolled, breaking codriver in to the lead, going in to the having been frightened when and stopped for the rest of by as much as he might have Denis Giraudet's ribs. Denis long Panzerplatte stage (ten) the car started sliding on a long the day. Arzeno stopped with done otherwise! Raikkonen was was surprisingly unfased, "I just 0.6 seconds ahead of Pro-fifth gear bend, when he really a fuel problem on the first slowed by a broken rear anti roll think it was an old rally injury, kop. After 48km of stage An-thought the car would spin off time through the long stage, bar, dropping him from eighth anyway ... " Duval had painful dersson had incre'ased his lead the road. The gap covering although In fact there was no to ninth. The team could not bruising. Even without Citroen to 1.5 seconds! Sandell, how-the top three drivers had only problem with the fuel system, repair this at the remote service drivers back-pedalling Petter ever, was the quickest S2000 increased by .4 second during except that the car had run out point and it was disconnected Solberg made best time second at Panzerplatte and the gap the afternoon to 5.8 seconds. of fuel! He did not restart for before Panzerplatte. The king time through Panzerplatte. between the top three cars in Two Fiestas, however, had dis-the final day. The JWRC drivers of Rallye Deutschland made Ogier meanwhile slid into a the category was just 5.4 sec-appeared. Sousa hit a rock and were given individual notional best time on the long stage but gatepost, Wilson was still un-onds. Brynildsen was slipping wrecked the suspension while times for stage ten as a result of Petter Solberg was second, 8.2 happy with his brakes and Rai-badly, driving nearly all the Kosciuszko withdrew rather vd Heuvel's accident so at the seconds slower, jumping from kkonen had a slipping clutch long stage with brake problems. than go to Panzerplatte with no mid-day halt the results showed ninth to seventh. Wilson still near the end of the long stage, Pons felt he was driving well brakes. Hans Weijs leading Burkart had brake problems while Al and anxiously drove back to the but his times were not good In the PCWRC Araujo by four minutes. Then Valdes Qassimi had an excursion off service. Ken Block's codriver so he wondered if the engine ID.Jl.intained his lead at about stopped again, this time on the road. Alex Gelsomino confessed his was right. Sousa was physically a half minute in front of Pad-the final stage of the day, so As on the previous day, hard driver's policy of restraint took weak from the effort of driving don. Arai had a puncture and there only three of the seven tyres were chosen for the af- a rest when he came to the with the power steering broken had to stop and change the JWRC competitors still run-ternoon stages. As the event spectator arena point on the during Day 1. Dennis Kuiper's, wheel. Flodin overshot a junc-ning, and who had completed headed into the second loop long stage, where he gave a dra-in a non-championship car, tion and had to reverse. All five all the distance so far. 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On the first run Asphalt -85.69kms through the long Panzerplatte Conditions in the morn-stage leader Araujo spun and ing were cooler. The morning although he retained his lead began with the sudden and dis-his advantage was halved to appointing end to Ken Block's about 15 seconds. Then the run. He left for the first five non-championship Evo IX of stages content that finally he Jasper van den Heuvel crashed would be able to score world in flames between the flying championship points, but sud-finish .and the stop line at the denly on a road section the end of the long stage. Both alternator belt failed. Mikko crew members suffered burns Hirvonen was officially classi-and were evacuated urgently to fied eighth at the end of Day 2 a specialist hospital. Only 37 and he duly rejoined the event cars passed through the stage but his rally was over at the before it was stopped and inter-end of the first stage when the ruption times were issued for gerabox broke and he could not those affected. IQ the second drive back to service. Sordo was run through the loop of stages told to check th~ split times all Paddon, highest placed of the the time, and when he found PSD contingent, started put-he was going too quickly on ting real pressure on the PC-the first stage he eased off and WRC leader Araujo, but the Petter Solberg made best time, Portuguese driver pulled back happier with his better start po-some time on the second time sition on the road. Raikkonen through Panzerplatte, the last dropped back behind Wilson, stage of the day. Among the complaining that the set-up of other PSDs Georgiou stopped his car was no good. and had a on stage 11 with front dif-couple of over-shoots. All this ferential failure, Horsey with-left the handicapped driver drew at end of 13 because of Mark van Eldik in ninth place inadvertent fire extinguisher with his Impreza S4 and in emission which made driving tenth place was the first Super through stage 14 with an empty 2000 car. extinguisher too dangerous, On the first stage Andersson while Rashi drove 18km on a threw away his hopes in the puncture. Barroso stopped for SWRC when he landed on a a second time, this time with roadside rock after a jump, this transmission failure. Flodin immediately broke the wheel still had overheating problems. rim and forced him to stop Both Valdes and Slavov were and change the wheel. Sandell Dusty Times

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I> I• I I t I I I I • I \ l I\ l \II I • , , , , , , , , 1,,, •,<I• I Mark Van Eldik and Robin Buysmans drove their Subaru Ompreza to Aaron Burkhart and Andre Kachel drove their Suzuki Swift to a 26th Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin took a sixth place overall finish in a ninth overall finish in Germany, seen here at high speed. place overall finish, here headin' for home. their Ford Focus RS in Germany, here set up for a sharp right hander. confirmed that his mind was distracted at the realisation victory in the S2000 had been gifted to him and then sud-denly realised that Prokop was still hot on his tail, also want-ing to win. Prokop meanwhile had overshot a junction and had to reverse back so Sandell secured victory by 4. 7 seconds from Prokop with Andersson over three minutes further be-hind but just 2.6 seconds ahead of fourth placed Brynildsen. Non-champio_nship Super 2000 competitors complained that this wasn't an easy event at all, "the handbrake does not work well, o n the on e event when that is the most important part of the car," the problem of the day was for Henning Solberg, who had power steering failure. Xavier Pons's fifth place kept him in the lead of the SWRC series though both Andersson and Prokop have reduced his advantage while Sandell's result brings him up to fourth. The rally finished with the down town superspecial stage round the Roman ruins in Trier, where Kimi Raikkonen scored a maiden stage scratch time, indeed he was the only Finnish driver to score a scratch time all event, and the first Fl World Champion to achieve this at all. It was a disappointment for Alex Raschi in PCWRC, to retire from fifth place in the category after the second stage with transmission trouble. This meant Paddo n was the only PSD competitor to complete the route. There was a late retire-ment by Muhonen on the last stage with transmission failure and then Toshi Arai received a five minute penalty for a second speeding offence. Although Arai dropped two positions in the overall classification it did not affect his sixth place or points in the category. Araujo won the PCWRC category from Paddo n , Flodin and Gassn er and maintains his lead in the PCWRC still ahead of Flodin, Paddon and Arai, but Ott Tanak 28th ADAC Rallye Deutschland (D) Trier 20/23.08.2010 WCR round 9, SWRC/WRCC round 7, PCWRC round 5, JWRC round 4 WCR points WCRWCDSPCJ 1 (1) Sebastien LOEB/Daniel Elena F/MC Citroen C4 WRC AL791AR (F) 3h.59m.38.3s. 25 25 • • • 2 (2) Dani SORDO/Dtego Vallejo E Citroen C4 WRC AL934PD (F) 4h.00m.29.6s. 18 18 • • -3 (7) Sebastien OGIER/Julien Ingrassia F Citroen C4 WRC AJ607MN (F) 4h.01m.51.6s. 15 15 · · · 4 (4) Jari-Matti LAlVALA/Miikka Anttila FIN Ford Focus RS WRC PXOBAXB (GB) 4h.02m.12.2s. 12 12 · - · 5 (11) Petter Solberg/Chris Patterson N/GB Citroen C4 WRC AL607AM(F) 4h.06m.26.0s. • 10 • • · 6 (5) Matthew WILSON/Scott Martin GB Ford Focus RS WRC 1ES (GB) 4h.08m.25.0s. 10 8 · · · 7 (8) Kimi RAIKKONEN/Kai Lindstrom FIN Citroen C4 WRC AL652AR (F) 4h.08m.28.8s. 8 6 · • • 8 (14) Khalid Al Qassimi/Michael Orr UAE/GB Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SUF (GB) 4h.17m.14.8s. • 4 • - -9 (15) Mark van Eldlk/Robln Buysmans NL/B Subaru Impreza WRC M900WRC (GB) 4h.17m.31.3S. • 2 - • -10 (24) Patrik Sandell/Emil Axelsson S Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC KI207BZ (A) • 1 25 • • 11 (21) Martin Prokop/Jan Tomanek CZ Ford Fiesta 52000 SWRC 06R 0024 (CZ) 4h.17m.41.8s. - -18 - -13 (53) Per-Gunnar Andersson/Anders Fredriksson S Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC BAS 126 (SK) 4h.20m.49.7s. · • 15 • -14 (25) Eyvind Brynildsen/cato Menkerud N Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC BAS 135 (SK) 4h.20m.52.3s. • -12 • -15 (28) xavier Pons/Alex Haro E Ford Fiesta 52000 SWRC PX59AVU (GB) 4h.23m.37.2s. · • 10 • · 16 (18) Mads Ostberg/Jonas Andersson N/S Ford Fiesta S2000 N PX10AVW (GB) 4h.24m.18.3s. • • · · -18 (31) Arminda Araujo/Miguel Ramalho P Mitsubishi Evo X PCWRC EC146FZ (I) 4h.26m.08.4s. - - -25 -19 (38) Hayden Paddon/John Kennard NZ Mitsubishi Evo X PCWRC* DS705PC (I) 4h.26m.32.8s. - - -18 -20 (48) Patrik Flodin/Goran Bergsten S Subaru Impreza N14 PCWRC 0645CA199 (RUS) 4h.28m.53.5s. - - -15 -22 (123) Hans Weijs/Bjom Degandt NL/B Citroen C2 S1600 JWRC 80-LGG-1 (NL) 4h.30m.13.4s. • • • • 25 23 (49) Hermann Gassner jr/Katharina Wustenhagen D Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC BGL·XZ8 (D) 4h.30m.43.6s. • • -12 -26 (121) Aaron Burkart/Andre Kachel D Suzuki Swift S1600 JWRC KIH354 (H) 4h.35m.32.6s. · • · • 18 28 (23) Michal Kosciuszko/Maciek Szczepaniak PL Skoda Fabia S2000 SWRC NM-MR214 (D) 4h.40m.48.8s.(1) · · 8 • · 30 (130) Karl Kruuda/Martin Jarveoja EE Suzuki Swift S1600 JWRC KIH3S3 (H) 4h.41m.26.1.s - - - • 15 31 (40) Ott Tanak/Kuldar Sikk EE Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* DZ214ZS (I) 4h.41m.42.0s.(3) • • • 10 -32 (26) Bernardo Sousa/Nuno Silva P Ford Fiesta 52000 SWRC PX10AOG (GB) • - 6 • -34 (30) Albert Llovera/Borja Rozada AND/E Fiat Grande Punto 52000 SWRC DK077GT (I) 4h.47m.17.9s. - - 4 - -36 (32) Toshi Arai/Daniel Barritt J/GB Subaru Impreza N14 PCWRC GMG301NA9888 (J) 4h.49m.35.8s.(3) - - - 8 · 37 (17) Henning Solberg/Ilka Minor N/A Ford Fiesta S2000 N PXlOATZ (GB) 4h.50m.42.Ss.(6) -~ - • -38 (149) Christian Riedmann/Josefine Corin Beinke D Ford Fiesta R2 JWRC DH-RR38 (D) 4h.50m.53.4s. • • • • 12 40 (124) Egoi Valdes/Albert Garduno E Renault Clio R3 JWRC DZ016RC (I) 4h.58m.57.0s.(3) • • · • 10 43 (36) Nick Georgiou/Joseph Matar GB/RL Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* DS701PC (I) 4h.59m.09.6s.( 4) • · • 6 • 45 (37) Peter Horsey/Calvin Cooledge EAK/GB Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* DZ213ZS (I) 5h.01m.10.6s.(5) - • - 4 -46 (131) Yeray Lemes/Rogelio Penate E Renault Clio 51600 JWRC CM289MH (I) 5h.05m.13.3s.(4) · · · · 8 53 (47) Nuno Barroso/Pedro Conde P Subaru Impreza N14 PCWRC NM-441X (D) Sh.26m.01.9s.(4) - • - 2 -54 (126) Todor Slavov/Dobromlr Fillpov BG Renault Clio R3 JWRC 84333KP (BG) Sh.27m.34.0s.(8) • - · • 4 78 (8 SWRC/12 PCWRC/10 JWRC) starters. 55+ (8 SWRC/9 PCWRC/7 JWRC) finishers. MANUFACTURERS' REGISTERED DRIVER. #Group N winner. *=Pirelli Star Driver. (Missed stages or road sections) Winner's average speed over stages 101.97kph. LEADING RETIREMENTS LAST STAGE COMPLETED (3) Mikko HIRVONEN/Jarmo Lehtinen FIN Ford Focus RS WRC BK08LCW (GB) gearbox (2) 16 (6) Francois DUVAL/Denis Giraudet B/F Ford Focus RS WRC EU07SSZ (GB) accident 13 (39) Alex Raschl/Silvio Stefanelli RSM Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC* DS703PC (I) transmission 17 (43) Ken Block/Alex Gelsomino USA Ford Focus RS WRC EA07RGZ (GB) alternator belt 14 (50) Florian Niegel/Thomas Fuchs D Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX PCWRC R-FL881 (D) accident 1 (54) Michel Jourdain/Oscar Sanchez MEX/E Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC 6394GYH (E) fire 9 (55) Reijo Muhonen/Juha Matti Kanerva FIN Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X PCWRC A3619 (FIN) transmission 18 (122) Kevin Abbring/Erwin Mombaerts NL/8 Renault Clio R3 JWRC 35-TB-VL (NL) accident O (129) Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Klinger B/F Citroen C2 S1600 JWRC AR906MH (F) engine 5 (132) Mathieu Arzeno/Ronaud Jamoul F/B Citroen C2 S1600 JWRC AN789MT (F) no fuef 10 Dusty Times October 2010 had now risen to fifth, with two PSD drivers now in the top five! In JWRC Weijs continued to dominate the category to win from Burkart by over five minutes, and from third placed Kruuda by another five. The results turned the JWRC cham-pionship standings around. Burkart's second place put him in the lead of the series ahead of Kruuda by seven points, while Abbring dropped back to third now 12 points behind the leader. Weijs' win saw him rise from seventh to fourth, ahead of the still fifth placed Slavov. As Citroen Racing manager Olivier Quesnel surveyed the scene he was probably wondering if Hirvonen's retirement meant that the title would go Citroen's way in Japan, which would mean that Citroen and Loeb could expect to be champions by the time they arrived in Strasbourg, Loeb's home city, fo.,r _i:h~~ de France IJ\.rCC:. Page 39

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BFGaadricli ------------T,res From Wisconsin to Baja - SCCA Competitors on BFGoodrich® Tires Fight for Chance to Race 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 BFGoodric/i. Tires' National Runoffs Champions to earn seats in Wide Open Excursion 'Baja Challenge' race car for 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2010) - From the twists and turns of the four-mile road course at Road America to the 1,000-plus miles of dirt and dust in Baja, up to five Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Cham-pionship Runoffs champions will soon be trading in their on-road gear for off-road. Earlier this year, BFGoodrich® Tires launched an • innovative contingency program, motivating SCCA racers with the opportunity to race in one of the toughest off-road events in North America -the SCORE Baja 1000. The coveted seats in a BFGo-odrich tires-equipped Wide Open Excursions Baja Challenge race car will be awarded at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. on Sunday, Sept. 26 to champions running BFGoodrich tires in the AS, T2, T3, SSB and SSC classes. Among those vying for the desert drive with their skills on the track is Lee Niffenegger in his Honda Civic Si who has been blazing up the Showroom Stock B class all season long. Chad Gilsinger in his Honda S2000 and Tommy Boileau in his Honda S2000 have been showcasing the grip and acceleration of BFGo-odrich's g-force™ Rl™ tires in the Touring 3 class. Rounding out the Showroom Stock C class, multiple-time SCCA champion Joel Lipperini will be hot on the track with his Acura lntegra. "Because of our legendary success both on-and off-road, BFGoodrich Tires is uniquely qualified to offer a program like this to our racers," said Roberts Kukainis, motorsports ·manager, BFGoodrich Tires. "One thing we know at BFGoodrich Tires is that those who race on our tires are all about fierce competition, and this contingency program has become a race in itself among our SCCA competitors." BFGoodrich's SCCA Wide Open Excursion contingency pro-gram is an extension of BFGo-odrich Tires' already comprehen-sive contingency program in 2010 that offers SCCA Club Racing National drivers two BFGoodrich g-Force Rl tires for first place and one BFGoodrich g-Force Rl tire for second place. The contingen-cy program was sweetened for the Runoffs, with tire contingencies from first (12 tires) down to sixth (two tires) place finishers. "Not only does this program set BFGoodrich Tires apart from the competition, but it also helps honor the 35th anniversary of BFGoodrich Tires competition in SCORE lnternational's Baja races," added Kukainis. "To have the motorsports legacy of BFGo-odrich Tires enables us to reward those who push the limits with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." 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BFGoodrich Tires dominated the marquee All-Wheel Drive (AWD) class as drivers took advan-tage of the grip, acceleration and toughness of their BFGoodrich tires sweeping all three podium spots, with X Games champion Tanner Foust (Ford) coming in first, closely followed by Travis Pastrana (Subaru) and Dave Mirra (Subaru). "First off, congratulations to the RallyCar organization, all of the teams and sponsors who helped make the U.S. RallyCar RallyCross debut a huge success," said Roberts Kukainis, motors-ports manager, BFGoodrich Tires. "We're excited with the drivers' performance supported by BF-Goodrich tires' exceptional grip on the tarmac. This is the same grip that BFGoodrich has brought to motorsports for more than 40 years and we are proud to bring this grip to this inaugural event." Being the first event of the series, teams were eager to test the different types of BFGoodrich tires on the approximately 85 per-cent tarmac and 15 percent dirt surface. The BFGoodrich tires demonstrated their exceptional grip, acceleration and toughness as they provided supreme trac-tion to the 450-plus horsepower vehicles that tore through the dirt corners and made the aggressive transitions to tarmac seamlessly. All-Star Traction Conquers the All-Wheel Drive Class The heavy hitters came out swfnging in the AWD class Sun-day evening capping off an ex-hilarating weekend of rally racing. The AWD class consisted of a qualifying round and three heats of lightning-fast times as drivers put both their vehicles and their tires through the· paces of the challenging course. All the excite-ment of the three-heat challenge led to an action-packed six-car main event on Sunday afternoon that featured the BFGoodrich-shod powerhouse combination of Foust, Pastrana, Mirra and An-drew Comrie-Picard (Mistubishi). In the five-lap race, Foust se-cured an early lead with his Ford Fiesta while Pastrana drove his Subaru WRX STI to the limit. 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Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 35 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, . desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at BFGoodrich Tires' enthusiasm has extended on-line as well, with a gathering place for auto enthusi-asts to celebrate the thrill of GO through Nation of GO, where people with a passion for driving can celebrate and share what they October 2010 love to do best at BFGoodrich® Tires Recog-nizes Drummond Island in Michigan as Part of the 2010 Outstanding Trails Drummond Island, Mich. (Aug. 30, 2010) - Located in the far northeastern tip of Michi-gan's upper peninsula, Drum-mond Island was honored this past weekend by BFGoodrich® Tires as one of the 2010 Outstand: ing Trails. Off-road enthusiasts and members of the Drummond Island Off-Road club were in at-tendance as BFGoodrich Tires presented a grant of $4,000 to the club's president. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic off-highway trail system and continue conservation efforts for one of America's most beautiful areas for off-roading. BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly!® and United Four Wheel Drive As-. sociations (UFWDA), chose the Drummond Island trail system be-cause of its beauty and challenge that it presents to off-road enthu-siasts. The Drummond Island trail system offers more than 115 miles of trail laid out in a closed loop system and provide a wide range of riding opportunities. Many of the trails on the island run along stone ridges that were carved out by Lake Huron and the last ice age. "Surrounded by the waters of Lake Huron, set deep into a boreal forest, Drummond Island offers a riding experience that is truly unique and exciting; it's one of the finest trail systems in the Northeast l)nited States," said Joe Mazur, light truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "We're honored to join with the Drummond Island Off-Road club to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road trail system, and are extremely proud of the work that this club does year-round to keep this trail open for use." The Drummond Island Off-Road club is a not-for-profit or-ganization that works to create a legal, safe and unique OHV trail system in the middle of Lake Hu-ron for the riding public to experi-ence and enjoy. Celebrating its five-year an-niversary, the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails' conservation efforts. 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Tread Lightly!'s strategic educational message, along with its training and resto-ration initiatives afe 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. The federa-F government recognizes this by ac-knowledging Tread Lightly! as a sole-source service provider of education and training on how to be environmentally and socially responsible while using motorized and mechanized vehicles in off-highway settings. Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 35 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGo-odrich BFGoodrich Tires' enthusiasm has extended on-line as well, with a gathering place for auto enthusi-asts to celebrate the thrill of GO through Nation of GO, where people with a passion for driving can celebrate and share what they love to do best at CHECKERS NEWSLETTER September 2010 By El Chinero CHECKERS CHATTER MONTHLY REVIEW Highlights: Andrew Neal made the cover of "Dusty Times. "I've worked so hard for this. It's been a dream Dusty Times

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l 1,1 of mine to be on the cover of the 'Times' since I was old enough to read it. I remember just looking at the pictures when I was a little kid." "Now dez racin' all designed to blow your minds · But when slammin the tequila and squeeze the limes Is not like the blow that'll get your minds When you get your picture on the cover of Dusty Times!" -with apologies to Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show Lowlights: M.O.R.E. Rules Review per The Prez: Camping must be separated from pits by at least 150' from the race course. (Ed.: Odd phrasing, no?) (That's 30 yards for you foot-ball guys) (Ed.: Uh, perhaps that's 50 yards?) CLUB CAREERS -One of a series Got bees in your bonnet? Be-ing bugged? Got a snake in the grass? Well, call Ricky Lopez, Ex-terminator Extraordinaire. Ricky can rid yer digs of Rodentia rat-tus rattus and such vermin using techniques gleaned from mucho time under the eaves. Para ejem-p lo: One Checker was infested with mouses in his houses. Lo-pez' "greenie" suggestion was to unleash Garter Snakes into the attic where they would then feast on the little pests ... would never leave ... and would never be seen or heard. Unfortunately Sylvia said: "NFW!" However, if YOU are plagued with pests, call Ricky. ~nd October has a "Larkin Spe-cial", too. Blair's Termite Control 11042 Randall St. Sun Valley, CA 91352-2621 (818) 771-1353 CHECKERS MAKE FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS Ricky (Nikki) & Roger Byrd (Sherrie) are married to twin sis-ters. Roger is a Transport Driver for Walt Disney Studios - 5-Points mandatory! RECENT EVENTS M.O.R.E. "Chili Cook-Off'', 2010-09-11, Slash-X, Barstow, CA RACERS Andrew Neal - Class 1600 -5th Place Chris Anderson - Class 11 -2nd Place Jeff Dohrman (Statement of Intent) - Class 3000 -DNF Jim Knox (SOI) - Class 1 - 1st Place Joe "Hauler" Desrosiers (Pro-spective) - Class 1 -3rd Place Malcolm Bryce/ Todd Starks -Class 12 -4th Place Mike McGee - Class 10 -4th Place Milo Brown - Class 7S -DNF Matt Cullen (SOI) - Class 12 -1st Place/ 3rd OA Travis Howard/ Bill Gereghty (Prospective) - Class 12 -DNF PIT CAPTAINS Main -Art Velasco, Sr. -RM0. Pit 1 - Big John Files - RM12 Pit 2 - Dwight "Kernel" Fore!! -RM25 Capt's Pit Report NOT FOR PUBLICATION -Other Input "Lots of BLM there, I saw four trucks sitting on the hill behind S/ F at 2000 hours, chat-ting. MORE had yellow 'STAFF' shirts. Speed limits for. the road crossings were 35 mph and the delineated spectator areas - 25 mph. Of course, the spectator-designated and other monitored Dusty Times areas (i.e., road crossings) were NEVER populated. This is due to the boringness of those speed limits." "I saw a few radar guns at the road crossings and near S/F. Nev-er saw a BLM truck cruising the course. Heard a lot of outback spectators near the course getting called-in". "We pitted near RM4 and had twenty spectator trucks on the track. One guy was stuck and getting towed TOWARDS the course, right after the race began. WE called them in and told them Race Control that they were not a part of our group. Nobody showed to tell them to move." SCORE "Primm 300", 2010-09-11, Stateline, NV RACERS Noah Ostanik - Class 8 - Sec-ond Place "At RM5.5, I got behind #761. Co-dog was blaring the horn, would not move, give him a slight tap, still wouldn't move. Swerved back and forth on the course and created a ton of dust. Not sure if this was get me to back off, or he was freaked out and was looking to get out of the way. The dust became blinding, and I smacked a massive rock. I tested the steering and it was definitely off. I got to a section that straightened out and punted #761 20 feet off-course. He was holding me up, eroding my lead on winner PIN." (Ed.: #761 was a teammate of the other Class 8 entry! "Block-ing", possibly?) "We proved we can run with the PIN T8T and feel good about our chances for the Peninsula Run." Harley Letner / Kory Halopoff - Class 1 - Eleventh Place Ken Tapert / Gary Stairs -Class 1600 -DNS / Savage issue? Mikey Lawrence - Class 10 -DNF - Engine Busted at RM7, first lap. En-gine had sparky but wouldn't 'run'; something jumped a 'tooth'? ... helo picked him up, delivered him to Main Pit. (Ed.: RM7? Why didn't they just walk back? It wasn't even hot!). BACK TO THE FUTURE The Checkers plan to have a pit every three miles of the -26-mile course. Also, all of our pit fees will be donated to The CEDARS-SINAI CANCER CENTER. CPR and minor First Aid classes are tentatively scheduled for December 8th and the 15th. Summary "Work is the curse of the rac-ing class" -Dr. Checker, with apologies to Oscar Wilde. OFF-ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Inc. ORBA HOSTS PRODUC-TIVE MEETING BETWEEN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RACE PROMOTERS AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. AGREE TO WORK TOGETH-ER TO ENSURE SAFETY OF COMPETITIVE EVENTS ON PUBLIC LANDS BA KERSFIELD, CA (Sep-tember 14, 2010) -In light of the off-road tragedy in Johnson Valley on August 14, 2010, Mojave Desert ORBA hosted a meeting on September 13 between the Southern Califor-nia race promoters, their race rescue organizations and offi-cials from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Tem-ecula, CA to open up commu-nication between the various race promoters and the medical organizations that service those events. "Racing in the deserts puts a considerable amount of mon-ey into the Southern California economy and our industry. En-suring it continues safely is in the best interest of everyone in-volved," Fred Wiley President/ CEO ofORBA. During the meeting, BLM emphasized their continuing efforts in reviewing established procedures and guidelines rela-tive to Special Recreation Per-mits. Although a majority of the discussion focused on cur-rent event stipulations, changes that the race/rescue organiza-tions might suggest to the BLM were also discussed. Off road permitted racing has had a positive safety record over the years however with the recent incident in Johnson Val-ley, BLM representatives stated that working closely on all future events with the off road community will go a long way to ensure that safe racing events continue. "We applaud the proactive efforts of the off road com-munity to ensure that future events are conducted prop-erly and in the safest manner possible," stated Teri Ram!, BLM California Desert District manager. 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, , l •It I• I• I I • ' I••' f I I more TRAIL NOTES from page 7 highlighting the still photography ofTrackside Photo. A pre-awards reception will start the festivities at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner, a special tribute to the 2010 SCORE season and presentations at 7 p.m. Individual ticket reservations as well as reservations for tables of 10, priced at $850 per table, are being accepted through the SCORE offices at 818.225.8402. Individual tickets are $85 each. For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series at For more information on the Atrium Hotel, contact the property at 949.833.2770 or 800.854.3012 or visit their website at BEST IN THE DESERT'S P OINTS BATTLES -The points standings for Best In The Desert's five-race "American Off-Road Racing Series" overall and class championships are getting even tighter after the running of the very popular and safe "double points" Vegas to Reno race last month. Only one point separates the top two in not only the overall but also the Class 1500 leaders with Steve Croll having sitting in the top spot with 361 points over second place Chris Appleton with 360 points. Not far behind are Vince Galewick (third, 331 points), Chris Kemp arid Travis Chase (tied for fourth, 324 points each), and Adam Pfankuch (fifth, 316 points) as Class 1500 racers make up the majority of the top ten overall points standings. This is due largely to the tight competition and the consistently huge field of open Class 1500 cars that Best In The Desert attracts for their races. Leading the Class 7200 field and coming in sixth overall is Alan A. Hogan with 309 points. The Trick Truck standings are extremely tight as well with Marc Ewing (304 points) holding a narrow margin of only 3 points over B.J. Baldwin (30lpoints) as the two sit at seventh and eighth overall. At ninth overall is Class 2000 leader Kevin Smith with 295 points. Current Class 1100 leader Lee Banning Sr., with 288 points, rounds out the overall top ten. Other Best In The Desert class points leaders include John Hsu (260 points), Class 1000; Troy Vest (275 points), Class 1200; John Helton (222 points), Class 1700 JeepSpeed; Kevin Smith (Class 2000), Dave Schneider (256 points), Class 4400 Utra4; Louis Chamberland (223 points), Class 6000 Trophylite; Blake Henn (267 points), Class 7100; Kellon Walch (195 points), Class 7300; Macrae Glass (276 points), Class 8000; and Tim Casey (269 points), Class 8100. Having a great rookie year so far is Chris Appleton. Not only is he one point shy of the overall points standings, he also sits in the top spot for the coveted "Rookie of the Year" award with 360 points. Still within striking distance of him and tied for second place with 324 points each, is "Vegas to Reno" race winner Chris Kemp and Travis Chase. All three are Class 1500 drivers. The tight points battles will only add to the excitement for the next race on the Best In The Desert 2010 calendar, the all new Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ, October 15-17, hosted by the Blue Water Resort & Casino. This is the newest off-road desert race in "The American Off-Road Racing Series" and features an action packed 2-day loop-race format. Two full days of non-stop racing on a exciting all new course that includes the likes of John Wayne's Gorge, Marilyn's Romp, The Matterhorn, The Sand Pile, Parker River Run, The New Thunder Alley and The Snake Pit. The Blue Water Desert Challenge is sure to quickly become one of the all-time favorite for off-road racers. All this plus the beautiful Colorado River in mid October ... you definitely won't want to miss out on the next great Best In The Desert adventure. MEMORIAL MONUMENT - To honor the recent California 200 crash victims, the memorial monument will be unveiled at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo on Saturday, October 9. Off-Road community members, racers, volunteers and companies in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management will gather on Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m., at the 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo for the unveiling of the California 200 Memorial Monument, a large scale statue designed to honor the victims of the recent desert race accident where eight were killed and 12 injured. The 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 10, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action and more. "The annual Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo is where the Off-Road Nation comes together, making it naturally an appropriate place to unveil the memorial," said off-road industry spokesperson and California 200 memorial project co-chair, Marty Fiolka. "This will give the families of the victims, supporters, fans and the entire off-road community an opportunity to reflect on this terrible tragedy." Families of victims and those directly affected will have a private unveiling of the monument prior to the public event at the Expo on Saturday. The need for a public unveiling is evident with the outpouring of concern and support the industry and fans off-road have shown over the past few weeks since the tragedy at Lucerne Valley. The monument is comprised of steel and concrete and is in the final building stages. The public can all make their mark on the monument as well in the form of a wall available for all to sign and show their support for victims and their families. After the public unveiling on Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m., the statue and the wall will remain on display throughout the weekend at the expo and then both will be placed permanently at the desert crash site. The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo has also named FAST-Aid the official charity for the 2010 event. FAST-Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial, educational and personal assistance to injured off-road racers, support teams and their families following a motor sports racing incident. "To assist in the fundraising efforts for victims, one dollar from each 2010 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo ticket purchased at with discount code FAST-AID will be donated to Fast-Aid," said Gattuso. "In addition, any online ticket buyer will have the opportunity to make further donations to Fast-Aid at the completion of the ticket purchase process at for any amount they choose." For more information on FAST-Aid visit LUCAS AT SPEEDWORLD -The Lucas Clan gathered at Speedworld in Arizona for the September 25-26 weekend. They had a total of 154 entries running in 10 classes. Winners were: Saturday and Sunday: Pro 2 Unlimited -Carl Renezeder -Rob MacCachren. Pro 4 Unlimited -Carl Renezeder - Rick Huseman. Pro Buggy -Cameron Steele - Doug Fortin. Limited Buggy - Bruce Fraley -Curt Geer. Pro Lite Unlimited -Chris Brandt -Brian Deegan. Super Lite -Brandon Ward - Jeremy Stenberg. UTV -Tyler Herzog both days. Kart Jr 1 -Cole Mamer - Brock Heger. Kart Jr 2 - Jerett Brooks - Sheldon Creed. Kart Modified - Jerett Brooks - Sheldon Creed. Story and lots of pies in the next issue of Dusty Times. PCI RACE RADIOS - Lowrance Elite-5 Baja with external antenna is Available from Lowrance Distributor PCI Race Radios. The new Lowrance Elite 5 Baja - $579.95 with an internal AND an external antenna included. The Elite Baja is designed with a true 5-inch, 480x480-pixel SolarMAX 256 Color display with exceptional brightness for superior viewing of the chart detail even in the brightest sunlight conditions and wide viewing angles. The Elite delivers a new Lowrance price-performance standard of feature-rich, high-quality, easy-to-use electronics with affordable pricing. For ease of installation, the Elite offers out-of-the-box, plug and play navigational functionality with a built-in 16-channel GPS+WAAS precision antenna AND it also includes an external antenna that does not require it's own separate power cable. The Elite 5 Baja can store up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 retraceable plot trails and up to 10,000 points per trail. The Elite houses a waterproof microSD memory card slot. The GPS is fully waterproof to IPx7 (submersible) standards and are protected by a one-year limited warranty. PCI Race Radios has provided detailed race course downloads for off road racers for over a decade. PCI also provides GPS instructional classes and simplified "cheat sheets" to our customers. PCI Race Radios, Inc. is a Lowrance distributor. Dealer inquiries welcome. Visit us at one of our two Southern California locations, or at your local off road race where we provide trackside support, repairs, sales and service of Lowrance products and all equipment we sell. Visit the PCI Race Radios website for the latest in advanced communications, navigational and safety equipment at 2 011 RACING C ALENDAR -As usual, Dusty Times will be featuring a complete racing calendar for the centerfold section in our January issue. It is a helpful portrait of all the races, where and when they will occur. The perimeter of the calendar is covered with your special advertising. The cost? A hundred bucks! There for everyone to see, all year long! Call us for more particulars at 818-880-0004 SCORE - Just when you thought it was safe to order your tickets, plan some extra time off work and make your room reservations for the annual SCORE Awards Night, third generation desert racer Andy McMillin has gone from a near 'lock' to a 'considered favorite' as Jesse Jones has closed considerably in the Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck point standings of the 2010 SCORE Desert Series following Jones' second win of the year at the recent 15th SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Primm 300. While the annual SCORE Awards Night will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 in SoCal at the newly-renovated Atrium Hotel, located adjacent to John Wayne Airport in Irvine, the season finale of the five-race 2010 SCORE Desert Series lurks on the horizon-the 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the granddaddy of all desert races, to be held Nov. 16-20. This year's renewal of the classic desert race will be a peninsula run, starting in Ensenada, Baja California, and finishing over 1,000 miles later in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The computerized drawing for starting positions, by class, for the nearly 300 expected entries 'for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 28 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes from nearly 40 states and 20 countries in the internationally televised race, will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles. With two wins in the first three races this season, Andy McMillin jumped to a significant lead in the SCORE Overall and SCORE Trophy-Truck point standings in the No. 31 McMillin Realty Ford F-150, but a combination of mechanical problems for McMillin and Jones' second SCORE Trophy-Truck race win of the year at the 15th SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Primm 300 on Sept. 11 and only six points separate the two frontrunners heading into the massive season finale in Mexico. The cope 25 in points are listed here: l. Andy McMillin, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 321 points, 2. Jesse Jones, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 315, 3. Nick Vanderwey, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 283, 4. Robbie Pierce, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 270, 5. Kory Halopoff, Tatum,Chevy (Class 1), 269, 6. Dave Caspino, (Class 6, Ford Ranger), 267 , 7. Justin Davis, Seagrove-VW (SCORE Lite), 266, 8. B.J. Baldwin, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 258, 9. Adam Householder, Chevy Silverado (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 257, 10. Gary Weyhrich, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 253, 11. Hiram Duran, Neth-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 251, 12. Luke McMillin, AlumiCraft-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 250, 12. Brent Parkhouse Moulton-VW (SCORE Lite), 250, 14. Joe Baca!, Lexus LX570 (STOCK FULL), 249, 1_?. Lee Banning, Foddrill-VW (SCORE Lite), 248, 16. Dan Chamlee, Ford Ranger (Class 7), 240, 17. Mark McMillin, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 237, 18. Kyle Conlon, Jimco-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 237, 19. Ed Stout, Ford F-150 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 235, 20. Daniel McMillin, Jimco-Chevy (Class 1), 233, 20. Kory Scheeler, Ford F-150 (SCORE Tropy-Truck), 233, 22. Heidi Steele, Ford Ranger (Class 6), 232, 23. Samuel Araiza, Curry-VW (SCORE Lite), 226, 24. Robby Gordon, Chevy C1500 (SCORE Trophy-Truck), 225, 25. Arturo Velazco, VBR-VW (Class 1-2/ 1600), 221. Page 46 October 2010 Dusty Times

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